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John Stinchfield Sr.
Elizabeth Burns
Rogers M.W. Stinchfield
Sarah Babson
Capt. Rogers Stinchfield Jr.


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Polly Lindsey

Capt. Rogers Stinchfield Jr. 278

  • Born: 9 February 1781, Leeds, Androscoggin County, Maine 278
  • Marriage: Polly Lindsey 5 June 1799 in Leeds, Androscoggin County, Maine 276,277
  • Died: 31 May 1862, Robbinston, Washington County, Maine at age 81 279


History of the Town of Wayne, Kennebec County, Maine : from its settlement to 1898
(Augusta : Maine Farmer Publishing Co., 1898)
p. 25-26

Capt. Rogers, a son of Rogers and Sarah Stinchfield, nee Sarah Babson, was the first white child born in the town of Leeds.

His parents, with Thomas Stinchfield, a brother of Rogers, Sen., and their families were the first white settlers of that town, and removed there from New Gloucester in June, 1780. They were born in Gloucester, Mass., and were children of John and Elizabeth Stinchfield, nee Burns, who came from England to this country in 1734. With their parents they came to New Gloucester in 1756.

Capt. Rogers was born in Leeds, Feb'y 9, 1781. Mary Lindsey, his first wife, was born Mar. 21, 1777. They were married June 5, 1799 and settled on the place now occupied by Mr. Cyrus Gould. He became an extensive owner of real estate in and near Wayne village. He subsequently built a large, square, two story house on the site where now stands the dwelling occupied by Ward B. Howard, the same in which Mr. Eliakim Foss resided for many years subsequent to Mr. Stinchfield's removal from the town. He was an owner in the water power and engaged in lumbering and manufacturing from 1800 to 1814, at which time he removed his family to Robinston ; thence to Marion, Iowa, in 1818, where for many years he was extensively engaged in the lumbering business. His first wife died in Marion, Iowa, June 10, 1819, and Sept. 12, 1821, he married Fanny Allen.

By consulting the genealogical department of this book, it will be noticeable that he was the father of 16 children \emdash nine by the former wife, and seven by the latter. In his advanced years, he returned to Robinston where he died May 31, 1862.


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He appeared on the census in 1850 in Robbinston, Washington County, Maine.

He worked as a carpenter and a farmer.

He had a residence in Wayne, Kennebec County, Maine.

He had a residence in Milo, Piscataquis County, Maine.

He had a residence in Robbinston, Washington County, Maine. He returned to Robbinston, Maine after a brief stay in Marion, Iowa.

He had a residence in Marion, Linn County, Iowa.


Rogers married Polly Lindsey, daughter of William Lindsey and Hannah Leadbetter, 5 June 1799 in Leeds, Androscoggin County, Maine 276.,277 (Polly Lindsey was born 21 March 1777 in Easton, Bristol County, Massachusetts 264 and died 9 June 1819 in Marion, Linn County, Iowa 268.)

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