FROST Bible Records

Kindly subscribed and submitted by Bruce Woodworth. Caps & bold added. Bruce writes:

After several months, I finally received a reply from Gates Johnson in Perry, ME, who is in possession on the family Bible of Capt. John FROST. He was kind enough to send me scanned copies of the Bible pages and copies of the handwritten note that folded up inside the Bible.

One Bible page listed the children of Capt. John: (spelling duplicated verbatim)

Ellizabeth FROST was born March 20th, 1760 and dyed May 15th, 1750.

John FROST was born, July 17th, 1751.

Mary FROST was born February 5th 1753.

Samuel FROST was born June 10th, 1755,

Betty FROST was born October 9th, 1757 Died Oct the 8, 1853 (this death date is in different handwriting. Obviously entered much later)

Serah FROST was born, September 17th, 1763.

Simon FROST was born June 2nd, 1766.

Charls FROST was born july 21, 1771

Benjamin FROST was born February 2nd, 1774.

The second Bible page lists: (in a different person's handwriting)

Samuel LEIGHTON born 26th March 1779.

John LEIGHTON born Jan'y 10th, 1781.

Sally LEIGHTON born 10th April 1783. - Died July 2nd 1804.

Mark LEIGHTON born August 1st 1785.

George LEIGHTON born July 4th, 1787. - Died April 25th, 1818

Ellis LEIGHTON born August 30th, 1789. - Died May 24th, 1793.

Nancy LEIGHTON born June 29th, 1791. - Died Feb 15th, 1806.

In Perley LEIGHTON's book, A Leighton Genealogy, these are the children of Samuel LEIGHTON of Perry, ME, with the exception of Ellis being called Alice. I do not know which is correct. The Bible page sure looks like Ellis to me. There is also no Lydia listed as a child of Samuel, but Perley thought Lydia did not really belong to Samuel, and this is verified here.

Folded inside the Bible was a handwritten note from a member of the GOVE family, who had inherited the Bible-

FROST Soldier of the Rev. his daughter Betty FROST married (Samuel?) LEIGHTON who had a saw mill at Whiting, ME. Their son Mark LEIGHTON married Oliva Scott WOODWORTH of Nova Scotia. They had 13 children one of them Charlotte Olivia who married J.C. GOVE.

War Record of Jacob GOVE (J.C. GOVE's grandfather) Enlisted Apr. 1781 at Bradford, Mass. Rank private

Officers under whom services rendered:

Capts. Smith, Benson, John Mills, Col Rufus Putnam, 5th Mass, 1st Mass Discharged Dec 17, 1783

Most of this material given in Soldiers and Sailors of the Rev. Mass Volumes.

Jacob GOVE born Seabrook 1762 died Apr 5, 1823 at Lubec. Married Martha COCHRANE June 1789.

Jacob's son Jacob, born 1797, was the father of Joshua C GOVE, born in Lubec Nov 2, 1826, married Charlotte LEIGHTON Dec 16, 1852.

12 Aug 1999
Mary Cronin Nichols

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