The book Rideouts in America is and excellent reference also The Maine Historical & Genealogical Recorder 1886 (Nicolas Rideout).
The Nicholas Rideout that came to Maugerville was Nicholas Rideout Jr. 1737-1833 he was born in Falmouth ME and died in NB. He was the son of Nicholas Sr. who was the son of Abraham and Mary Rideout. He married Sarah Oliver. Here is what Rideouts in America has to say.
A(3)2. 4. Nicholas Jr . , b. 17 Feb. 1738 at Falmouth,
Portland (later changed to Cumberland) Me.
d. 1833, md. 8 Dec. 1761, at Georgetown, Sagadahoc,
Me. to Sarah Oliver, b. abt. 1740 of Georgetown.
Son of Nicholas and Mary Ingersoll.
Issue: All b. Maugerville, York, Canada.
+A(4)2.4. 2. Thomas.
tA(4)2.4. 3. Oliver.
t A(4)2.4.4. Abraham.
A(4)2. 4. 5. Sarah, b. 1772, md. Mr. Brown.
A(4)2. 4.6. Molly, b. 1775, md. Mr. Carroll.
t A(4)2.4. 7. William Penn.
A(4)2.4. 8. Hannah, b. 1779, md. 7 Jan. 1793
to Samuel Treadwell.
A(4)2.4. 9. Grace, b. 1781, md. Jonathan Adams.
t A (4) 2.4.11. Benjamin, b. 1786.
A(4)2.4.12. Joseph, b. 1786, twins.
Nicholas joined the Perley Colony and migrated
to Maugerville, New Brunswick, Canada in 1762. He
was the ancestor of most of the Rideouts of New Brunswick.
In 1765, the government of Nova Scotia granted
Nicholas some 500 acres of land in Maugerville. In
1757, he was a member of the Georgetown Militia. It
is said he was a ship builder and worked with his
father. He went to New Brunswick with the "Perley
Colony", which was composed of a large number of
Massachusetts and Connecticut families. One account
says these people went to N.B. in one of Rideout's ships.
They were nearly all farmers and most of them sympathized
with the American Colonies.
Among these Maugerville Colonists, Nicholas
seems to have had great weight and influence. He had
quite a little wealth and owned several vessels.
In Kidder's valuable book called Eastern Maine
and Nova Scotia During the Revolution, is an extract of
a letter from Colonel John Allen to the Massachusetts
Council, Boston, 25 Feb. 1777.
"I must beg leave at this time to acquaint your
Honours, that the inhabitants of the county of Sudbury
in Nova Scotia, now a county in N. B. had authorized
me to appear in their behalf and agreeable to instructions
would make known their warm and zealous attachment
for the United States. Esteeming themselves the
subjects of the States and are determined to defend the
cause to their utmost.”
The American Colonies then sent troops to Sudbury
Co. to protect these people, and John Allen was made
1st Colonel for the Expedition to the St. John River.
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