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
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
Samuel LEIGHTON born 26th March 1779.
John LEIGHTON born Jan'y 10th, 1781.
Sally LEIGHTON born 10th April 1783. - Died July
Mark LEIGHTON born August 1st 1785.
George LEIGHTON born July 4th, 1787. - Died April
Ellis LEIGHTON born August 30th, 1789. - Died May
Nancy LEIGHTON born June 29th, 1791. - Died Feb
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
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
War Record of Jacob GOVE (J.C. GOVE's
grandfather) Enlisted Apr. 1781 at Bradford, Mass. Rank
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