Hello Prides –
Louisa Francis Pride was my gr-gr-grandmother. She descends from John Pride, who came to America ca. 1637, settling in Salem, MA. He was a brickmaker.
It was John’s grandson, Joseph, who came to Falmouth, ME, in 1726. He was granted one hundred acres north of the Presumpscot River, which encompased the area of Westbrook, ME, known as Pride’s Corner. My Clark, Eldridge, Hawkes, Walker, Lunt, and Pride families are all from that area. In fact, my grandmother Eldridge and my mother were born in a house at the corner of Brook Street and Rt. 302, the very center of Pride’s Corner. When I was a teenager, my grandmother showed me the grave of Peter Pride just inside a treeline in a field off the road to Falmouth. Though not a direct link, his name shows up often in her genealogical notes.
Here’s my Pride line:
John 1590-1647– Edith
John, Jr. 1637-1730
Joseph, Jr. 1728 – 1810, m. Hannah Knight
Joseph III 1755-1843, m. Mary Knight
Samuel 1792-1854, m. Harriet Belle Dresser
Louisa Francis Pride – b. 1821, d. ?, m. 1844, Bela Shaw Clark
John Addison Clark – b. ?, d. 1908, m. 1890, Harriet Isabelle Hawkes
Helen Marth Clark – b. 1893, d. 1981, m. 1918, Leon Warren Eldridge, b. 1897, d. 1982
Marjorie Clark Eldridge - b. 1920, m. 1942, Wilbur Ralph Goodhue, b. 1918, d. 1995
Paul Ralph Goodhue – b. 1948, m. 1981, Linda Irene Burch, b. 1945
Rebecca Lynn Goodhue, b. 1982
If anyone has any corrections or can add any siblings, spouses, dates, etc. feel free to email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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