Stanwood Genealogy

a project of
V. F. Thomas Co. - P. O. Box 84 - Hulls Cove, Maine  04644

(updated 18 February 2024)

Welcome to the Stanwood family genealogy. Family units are arranged alphabetically by the first name of the father (or single-parent mother). Links are provided to enable you to move up and down each lineage. To follow a line back in time (ancestors), click on the underlined portion of “(son of …)” or “(dau. of …)” beneath the name of the person you want to trace back. To follow a line forward in time (descendants), click on the name of the person whose offspring you want to see. A plus sign (+) following a name means that that person had one or more children, but that family group has not been added to this web page. To view documentation, including census data, click on the link “documentation and notes” below a family.

How you can help. All information, especially source material, for inclusion in this web page should be sent to or mailed to “Stanwood Genealogy” at the address at the top of this page. And, of course, please report all errors.

A little work by each of us will save a lot of work for all of us.

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Much work needs to be done with this family. Below are some notes about the Stanwood family from Pioneers of Mount Desert: Ancestors and Descendants of Daniel Gott by William Otis Sawtelle, printed in The Bar Harbor Times, 7 February 1923, page 3, column 3.

Stanwood households in 1790 census of the town of Mount Desert free white males 16 and upwards free white males under 16 free white females
Benjamin Stanwood 1 1 1
Humphrey Stanwood 1 3
totals 2 1 4

Benjamin B. Stanwood
   (son of [...])
   m. Margaret Wasgatt
            (dau. of Thomas Wasgatt and Margaret Davis)

   Benjamin Stanwood   b. 12 May 1791
   Thomas Stanwood   b. 28 July 1793
   John Stanwood   b. 14 November 1795
   Henry Stanwood   b. 20 February 1797

documentation and notes

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David Stanwood
   (son of [...])
   m. 30 January 1792
         Eunice Wasgatt

   Thomas Stanwood   b. 7 February 1793   -   d. young
   Sally Stanwood   b. 6 May 1796
   Job Stanwood   b. 17 October 1798   -   d. young
   Deborah Stanwood   b. 20 June 1801   -   m. Daniel Rodick
   Roxanna Stanwood   b. 3 April 1804   -   m. Isaac Collier
   Humphrey Stanwood   d. at sea (drowned)
   William Stanwood
   Eunice Stanwood   m. [...] Foster
   Martha Stanwood   m. [...] Higgins
   Tamsin Stanwood   m. [...] Henderson

documentation and notes

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Humphrey Stanwood
   (son of [...])
   b. age 80 y. at death
   m. (1) Mary Higgins
         (2) Hannah (née Higgins) Leland
                  (dau. of Levi Higgins and Bathsheba Young; widow of Amariah Leland)
                  b. 23 December 1777   Bar Harbor, Maine
                  d. 23 April 1851
                        bur. Mount Desert Street Cemetery   Bar Harbor, Maine
   d. 22 October 1847
         bur. Mount Desert Street Cemetery   Bar Harbor, Maine

children by Mary Higgins:
   Martha Stanwood   b. 24 October 1787
   Bethiah Stanwood   b. 13 August 1789
   Solomon Stawood   b. 26 June 1791
   Peleg Stanwood   b. 14 October 1793
   Enoch Stanwood   b. 8 December 1795
   Reliance Stanwood   b. 19 December 1797
   Margaret Stanwood   b. 28 April 1800 

documentation and notes

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Job Stanwood
   (son of [...])
   m. Martha [...]

   Hannah Stanwood   b. 25 November 1755
   Job Stanwood   b. 5 Febrary 1758   -   m. Lydia Gardner
   Samuel Stanwood   b. 11 October 1761
   Benjamin Bradstreet Stanwood   b. 19 January 1766
   Humphrey Bradstreet Stanwood   b. 20 January 1768
   Enoch Tichburn Stanwood   b. 21 April 1770
   David Stanwood   b. 22 August 1772
   Sarah Stanwood   b. 18 October 1774   -   m. David Rodick

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