Friday, March 27, 2015


For this week's entry in the 2015 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks Challenge, I'm looking into
the family of Samuel Upton's wife, the Frosts. The furthest back I can take that line
is to George Frost, Sarah's grandfather and my 9x great grandfather. I know nothing
about where and when he was born, nor do I know the name of his wife, nor the
date of his death. Given that he lived in an area of coastal Maine that suffered several
Indian attacks, it's possible any vital records were destroyed. What I do know is what I
found in this passage from Everett Schermerhorn Stackpole's book Old Kittery and Her Families:

George Frost lived at Winter Harbor, Saco, and was appraiser of the estate of Richard Williams in 1635. He served on the grand jury in 1640. Nothing more is known of him, but the fact that several Frosts appear in his vicinity a generation later, that can not be traced to any other ancestor, warrants the belief that he was the father of the following. Goody Frost was assigned to a pew in the church at Winter Harbor next to the pew of Goody Wakefield, 22 Sept. 1666.

Rebecca m. Simon, son of Robert Booth of Saco, who was born in 1641. They removed to Enfield, Conn., and she d. in 1668.

1 John m. Rose___

2. William m. Mary Wakefield.

Old Kittery and Her Families (Google eBook) 
Press of Lewiston journal Company, 1903 - Kittery (Me.)

Both George's sons, John and William Frost, were killed by Indians. Luckily, William's
daughter Sarah wasn't and eventually married Samuel Upton.

1 comment:

Celia Lewis said...

Very nice choice for a spring week, Bill. Made me go look up the origin of the surname. I'd always thought it was a variant of Forst, and wondered... Apparently so, and found in the Domesday Book!