From the Brunswick, Cumberland Co., Maine VR's comes the following bits and pieces of information -
Philena DUNKEN daughter of Dcotr Samuel Dunken and Hannah his wife was born Jan. 24, 1773
Hannah DUNKEN was born to them Oct. 4, 1775
Samuel Eaton DUNKEN was born to them Aug. 25, 1779
Lydia DUNKEN was born to them Nov. 10, 1782
Doctr. Caleb SAMSON and widow Hannah DUNKEN both of Brunswick intend Marriage Feb. 28, 1789.
Miss Hannah DONNELL of Brunswick and Mr. Solomon Metcalf of Bath intend marriage Aug. 22, 1805.
Miss Polly (prob. Mary) DUNELL married Capt. William Storer Aug. 10, 1796
Children of William Storer and wife Mary C. DONNEL
Joseph Storer b. May 21, 1797 d. July 23, 1827
Sarah Donnel b. Oct. 3, 1798 d. Sept. 12, 1800
Abel Storer b. Sept. 29, 1800 d. May 2, 1812
Thomas Martin Storer b. May 9, 1803
Sarah Donnel b. Jan. 10, 1806
Rachael Donnel Storer b. June 19, 1808
Hannah b. June 9, 1811
Joshua Philbrook Storer b. July 7, 1814
The Father Wm. Storer d. Nov. 8, 1832.
Philine DUNKEN daughter to Doctr. Samuel DUNKEN and Hannah his wife departed this life Sept. 19, 1775
Doctr Samuel DUNKEN departed this life June 30, 1784
Mr. John DUNKEN of Brunswick and Mrs. Lydia DUNNAL of Georgetown intend marriage Jan. 26, 1778
An Emma J. DUNCAN was married to a Henry R. OTIS. She was born March 24, 1842 and he was born April 13, 1827.
Jonathan S. DONNELL to Rebekah MELCHER married March 8, 1803 by Charles Coffin.
Sarah DUNNELL daughter to John DUNNELL and Sarah his wife was born to them Oct. 2, 1774
Molley Curtice Dunnell was born to them April 16, 1776
John Dunnell was born to them Dec. 9, 1777
Joseph Dunnell was born to them April 25, 1780
Joshua Philbrook Dunnell was born to them April 1, 1782 died Dec. 6, 1827.
Hannah Dunnell was born to them May 20, 1784
Benjamin Dunnell was born to them Nov. 10, 1786
William Curtice Dunnell was born to them Nov. 30, 1788 and departed this life April 13, 1789.
Rachel Reed Dunnell was born to them May 7, 1790
Abel Moulton Dunnell was born to them Aug. 5, 1793
(my guess would be that Sarah's maiden name might have been Curtice/Curtiss) - Also I believe that this John DUNNELL was a son of my 6th grt. grandparents Benjamin DONALD and Sarah KINGSBURY.
(recent proven membership into Clan Donald/McDonald shows that the last name of my 5th grt. grandmother Elizabeth DONALD brother of the above John and daug. of Benj. and Sarah were of Scottish descent. I had to prove lineage to this line before being accepted as a member into this Clan.
In an old book from Wiscasset, ME I found a reference to a Deed by Benjamin DONALD with a note that the name is also seen spelled Donnell. The same was found for my 5th grt. grandparents marriage record in the Congregational Church of Buxton, York Co., Maine. Elizabeth's last name was spelled DONALD (as were several other of her family members in those church records), but again a note said that the name was more commonly seen spelled Donnell and Dunnell.
So most generally anytime a record is found in Maine for Donnell's/Dunnell's and probably Donald's they could all be descended from the same family.
Mr. Joshua P. DONNELL of Brunswick and Miss Nancy Barstow of Harpswell intend marriage Nov. 13, 1823. (note the change in spelling from his Birth above). There is a NOTE concerning an error for this record...Joshua B. DONNEL (middle initial should be "P."), and Agnis BARSTOW of Harpswell was solemnized Jan. 1, 1824. She was entered in the publishment as Nancy and certified as such by David Ferren, Justice of the Peace.
Rachel DONNELL of West Bath and Henry M. BOWKER of Brunswick intend marriage Sept. 1, 1849. Rachel R. DONNELL Bowker died Dec. 6, 1860 as recorded in the Brunswick, ME records.
Children of this couple:
George H. BOWKER b. Feb. 6, 1853
Arthur D. BOWKER b. Nov. 13, 1854 d. Aug. 23, 1872
Charles O. BOWKER b. July 7, 1857
Alonzo W. b. July 20, 1859 d. July 18, 1860
Robert S. b. Nov. 10, 1860
Hannah F. SIMPSON his 2nd wife of Henry BOWKER was b. March 18, 1837
Anna M. BOWKER b. Aug. 20, 1865 (apparent child from 2nd marriage).
Also in the VR's next to Henry M. Bowker is a John M. BOWKER b. July 20, 1810 and wife Almira H. MITCHELL b. Dec. 15, 1823. This is probably an older brother to Henry.
Mr. Henry C. DONNEL of Bath and Miss Emily DENNISON of Brunswick intend marriage Aug. 22, 1827.
Mary DONNELL b. Oct. 21, 1824 married Moses L. BARSTOW who was born Nov. 4, 1816. In their marriage record she is listed as Mary Jane DONNELS of Harpswell and Moses is listed as of Brunswick, their marriage intention was filed on Feb. 13, 1846. (I would be willing to bet that the towns they are from have been reversed in the record since the Barstow's were from Harpswell and the Donnell's from Brunswick).
Their children are listed as:
David P. BARSTOW b. April 5, 1846
Isabilla D. Barstow b. Nov. 22, 1852
Mary E. Barstow b. April 29, 1861 d. Nov. 17, 1866
Mr. Able M. DONNELL of Brunswick and Miss Elizabeth WOODWARD of Bath intend marriage Feb. 2, 1816.
Children of Abel DONNEL b. ? -
Adeline Elizabeth DONNEL b. Jan. 9, 1817
John DONNEL b. Dec. 5, 1821
That's all for now...all are from the Brunswick, Cumberland Co., Maine Vital Records.
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