Cousins Family Genealogy
Cousins Family Genealogy

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1. Isaac Cousins - was born about 1613 in England and died on 23 Jul 1702 in Boston, MA .
Isaac married Elizabeth. She died on 14 Oct 1656 in Boston, MA .

Isaac - Isaac Cousins emigrated before 1643 from Marlborough, Wiltshire Co., England. An expert gunsmith and locksmith, and rolling stone, living in Rowley in 1647, Boston and Dorchester, besides negotiating for settlement with New London, Connecticut in 1651, Haverhill in 1652, Ipswich in 1656, Portsmouth, where he was received as a tradesman in 1659, and a connection with North Yarmouth, Maine in 1678.
 
He was warned out of Dorchester (a method of getting rid of undesirables and dissenters) in 1691 "having a long time bin an inhabitant of Boston and now being aged", and died in the Boston poorhouse, 23 July 1702. He filed a suit against Richard Priest of Boston in 1696 for withholding household goods where in the house where Isaac and Martha his late wife had lived.
 
Sources: Genealogical Dictionary of New England, Ancestry of Lydia Harmon by Goodwin Davis, Encyclopedia of Biography Vol 47, Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire page 658, History of Haverhill by George Wingate Chase.
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i.  Elizabeth Cousins was born about 1643 and died before 1693 .

Elizabeth - married John Barrett in 1664.
ii.  Thomas Cousins was born about 1649 in Rowley, MA and died about 1690 in Wells, Maine . See #2. below.
iii.  Isaac Cousins was born about 1651 in Rowley, MA and died on 18 May 1690 in Wells, Maine .
iv.  Jacob Cousins was born on 12 Sep 1652 in Haverhill, MA.
v.  Abraham Cousins was born about 1653 and died on 28 Feb 1728 .

Abraham - married Elizabeth Eames Child in 1684.
vi.  Sarah Cousins was born on 31 Aug 1654 in Boston, MA.
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2. Thomas Cousins - was born about 1649 in Rowley, MA and died about 1690 in Wells, Maine . He was the son of Isaac Cousins.
Thomas married Hannah Ward.

Hannah - - maiden name was Ward or Goodale.

Thomas - was living in Wells in 1666. Thomas doubtless living in his boyhood with his sister Elizabeth Barrett in Wells. He took an oath of fidelity, July 7, 1670. In 1675 he served in King Philip's War.
 
In 1684, Thomas received a grant of 100 acres west of the river which forms boundary between Wells and Kennebunk, ME and southeast of the post road, which was obtained from town of Wells, ME. He was driven away with other settlers by Indians in 1690 and may have been slain during the warfare as there is no further record of him, and his farm was in the possession of his children in 1717.
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i.  Hannah Cousins was born about 1670.
ii.  Elizabeth Cousins was born about 1675.
iii.  John Cousins was born about 1679 in Wells, Maine and died before 11 May 1715 in Wells, Maine . See #3. below.
iv.  Ichabod Cousins was born in 1688 in Wells, Maine and died after 1761 in Wells, Maine. . See #4. below.
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3. John Cousins - was born about 1679 in Wells, Maine and died before 11 May 1715 in Wells, Maine . He was the son of Thomas Cousins and Hannah Ward.
John married Abigail Cloyes on 6 Apr 1704 in Wells, Maine. Abigail was born about 1672 in Watertown, MA. She was the daughter of John Cloyes IV and Mary Mills. She died after 1746 .
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i.  Abigail Cousins was chr. on 28 Aug 1709.
Abigail married Nathaniel Kimball on 6 Apr 1726. Nathaniel was born Chr. 9 Sep 1705 in Wells, York Co., Me, USA. He was the son of Caleb Kimball II and Susannah Cloyes. He died in 1785 in Wells, York Co., Me, USA .

Abigail - It is likely that Nathaniel Kimball's wife, Abigail Cousins, and Richard Kimball's wife Catherine Cousins were sisters. The surname also has been seen spelled Cousens or Couzens.
See Kimball family for children.
ii.  Mary Cousins was born about 1707 and died on 12 Aug 1776 in Wells, Maine .
Mary married John Bourne on 8 Nov 1727 in Wells, Maine. John was born in 1708 in Smutty Nose Is, Isle of Shoals. He died on 17 Jul 1788 in Wells, Maine .
See Bourne family for children.
iii.  John Cousins was born on 29 Apr 1705 in Wells, Maine.
4. Ichabod Cousins - was born in 1688 in Wells, Maine and died after 1761 in Wells, Maine. . He was the son of Thomas Cousins and Hannah Ward.
Ichabod married Ruth Cole on 26 Jul 1714. Ruth was born on 15 Nov 1694 in Kennebunk, Maine. She was the daughter of Thomas Cole. She died before 23 Nov 1768 .

Ichabod - Had Catherine plus 9 other children.
 
During the Indian warfare on the coast, Ichabod Cousins' house was surrounded by flankers.
 
In a deposition, dated July 6, 1714, Ichabod Cousins stated he had known of the Joseph Littlefield farm ever since he could remember. He purchased the shares of his farm in Wells, ME in 1717 and 1726; and the town confirmed his title in the right of his father.
 
Ichabod Cousins served as a sergeant in Col. John Storer's company; and "he was a soldier in the old French war1755 and died with the smallpox contracted while in the service. At what period the ancestors came to Wells, no record informs us."--pg. 773, History of Wells and Kennebunk, Maine
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i.  Catherine Cousins was born on 26 Jun 1715.
Catherine married Richard Kimball on 1 Sep 1733. Richard was born Mar 1707 in Wells, York Co., Me. He was the son of Caleb Kimball II and Susannah Cloyes. He died in 1781 in Kennebunk , Maine and was buried in 1761 in First Church.
See Kimball family for children.
ii.  Elisha Cousins Sr was born on 30 Nov 1735 in Wells, Maine and died on 18 Jan 1816 in Hulls Cove, Maine .

Elisha - married Bathsheba Hamor on December 03, 1758.

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