Genealogy Notes for the Kingsbury Family


Edna A. (Bertie) Kingsbury m. George D. Reed

Bertie was born on 10 Aug 1856 in Dexter ME.. Died 1933.

Married George D. Reed on 25 Nov 1879 in Portage Co. Stevens Point, WI. See genealogy notes for the Reed Family. He died Feb 1901.

1880 census: WI Marathon Co, Weston Dist 84: George D. age 37 (illegible) sawmill, Bertie age 22.

1900 census: Marathon Co, Wausau 4th ward p 101a: George 52 lumberman, Edna 42 (21 years, 3/2), Edna 19 teacher, and Sarah 15.

1910 census??

1920 census: Brooklyn Center, Hennepin MN Edna A Reed age 62. Housekeeper for Earle Brown, Real Estate.

1930 census: Minneapolis, Hennepin MN: Edna A. 72 mother in law, Lawrence Lloyd 49 salesman Lumber Co, Edna M. Lloyd 49, daughters Lois A 20 and Dorothy S. 11


Sarah (Sadie) Reed (b 9 Dec 1884 in Schofield WI) see genealogy notes for the Ewing Family.

Edna (b1880) Married Lawrence J Lloyd. Lived in Minneapolis. Died after1930. Lawrence died ~1937. Kids: Lois (b 1909) and Dorothy Sue (Dot Sue) born 1918.Lois had mental health problems and died after shock therapy about 1960. Dot Sue ended up in Escanaba married to Harold Tonn, with daughter Amy (teacher) and son Jimmy (dentist)


John Ryder Kingsbury m. Hannah Whitney

John Ryder Kingsbury was born on 20 Oct 1819 in Brewer . Lived in Bradford ME until he was 27 years old. Moved to Dexter ME, worked as clerk and went into mercantile business there for 9 years. Married in Dexter Maine in 20 March 1850; moved to Stevens Point, Wisconsin in 1859. Mercantile business with Mr M Wadleigh for 13 years, alderman, county commsioner, and county judge in Portage Co elected 1869, reelected 1877, 1881, 1885. Died 31 Jan 1891.

Married Hannah Whitney (b 30 Sep 1820 in Thorndike ME, died 6 Oct 1863 in Stevens Point, WI. Daughter of methodist minister Rev John Whitney, who officiated their wedding) on 20 Mar 1850 in Dexter Maine. (see genealogy notes for the Whitney family).

Had four children with Hannah, .Later married a second wife, Susan A. (Delia) Sylvester( 14 Aug 1838-11 Jun 1908) on 1 Feb 1865 in Grand Marsh, Adams Co. or Portage Co. (and had two more children)

1850 census: Penobscot, Dexter ME p 76:John age 30 clerk, Hannah age 28, Barzilla Brown(sp??) trader age 37

1860 census Portage Co WI Stevens Pt Hulle Twp, p 251: John age 40, merchant, Hannah 38, Rectina 9, John J 8, Forrest W 4, Edna 3.

1870 census Portage Co WI Stevens Point ward 1 page 164, John age 50, retail merchant, Susan age 31, Rectina 19 teaching school, Jerome 18 clerk in store, Forrest 16 school, Edna age 13, Walter 4, William 2,.

1880 census: Portage CO WI Stevens Point, John age 60 county judge, Dellia 41 wife, Tinna 29 school teacher , Walter 14, William 12



Edna A. Kingsbury (b 1867) see above

Forrest W ~1853-54 (there is a Forrest Kingsbury born Maine 1854, 1880 census age 26 living in Auburndale, Wood WI dist 230...1920 census Evansville Vanderburgh Indiana Forrest W Kingsbury age 66 Vice Pres, Bank, wife Sarah (German) age 65)

John Jerome 26 Mar 1852 Died Aug 1917 in Antigo, WI. Married Olive Page in 1872 in Stevens Point WI. His death notice in the Stevens Point Journal on 11 Aug 1917 states: well-known lumber and mill owner of Antigo, died at his office unexpectedly. Came to Antigo 27 years ago, started a grist and lumber mil with Mr Henshaw (sp?) Survived by widow and six children (2 died earlier). A.J Kingsbury of this city, Carl Kingsbury of Tulsa OK, John E Kingsbury of this city, Mrs George Kisslier (sp?) of Olivia MN, Beatrice and Leigh Kingsbury of this city. He also leaves a brother, FW Kingsbury of Evansville IN, two sisters Tina Kingsbury of Wausau and Miss Bertha Reed of Minneapolis. Two stepbrothers, Walter of Oklahoma and W.E. Kingsbury of Stevens Point, also survive.

Tina M (Rectina) b 17 Jan 1851 in Brewer Maine, died 11 Feb 1928. School teacher. 1880 Tina M Kingsbury heads to Boston for the winter, but stays til April 1886...dont know why or what she was doing there. Taught at Fenton a few years. Lived in Antigo. Won prizes in the fair for her needlework. Lived with Sadie Ewing from 1922-1927.

Walter Marcus 1866 chilld of #2 wife Susan (Delia) Sylvester. Lived in Tulsa.

William E 1867-1935 child of #2 wife Susan (Delia) Sylvester. Lived in Stevens Point, WI. 1930 census: Stevens Point ED#83 William E age 53 grocer, wife Maria B (German) age 52, daughter Dorothy M age 16.

Note: Doris and Alice Kingsbury are great-grandaughters of JR and Hannah, but I'm not sure which male Kingsbury child here is the connection. There is also a Beatrice (Bea) Kingsbury Gray, and a John Bartoz, not sure how related. John Bartoz 1880 age 10 Portage, Columbia WI. son of Stanislow and Susianna Bartoz...


Capt Emmons Kingsbury m. Hannah Ryder

Emmons was born in 1779 in Mass (?). Died 24 Apr 1862. Leiutenant in War of 1812, Massachusetts Militia, George's Regiment.

"Capt. Solomon Blake's Company, attached to Lieut. Col. Grant's Regiment. From Sept. 1 to Sept. 4, 1814. Raised at Brewer. Service at Hampden. Company in battle at Hampden. RANK AND NAME.Emmons Kingsbury, Lieutenant"

Lived in Brewer, Penobscot Co ME. (Penobscot was formed in 1816 from Hancock CO) "Prominent in civic affairs in Brewer Maine." Listed in "AGBI, gen of the Rider (Ryder) fams, by Fremont Rider, Middletown CT 1959 p 85. Holden's Early History

From the "Highlights of the History of Holden, Maine" By the Holden Bicentennial Heritage Committee, 1976 : "In the spring of 1787, a section six miles east from the Penobscot River was surveyed by General John Blake of Wrentham, Massachusetts. That area, now Holden, has borne the names of two states, Massachusetts and Maine; three counties - Hancock, Lincoln, and Penobscot, as well as the town names of East Wrentham, New Wrentham, Orrington, East Brewer and finally in 1852, Holden. At that time it became the eighth youngest town in Penobscot County. A few years before General Blake's arrival, John Brewer of Worcester, Mass., had obtained the consent of the General Court of Mass. to survey a large tract of land in the area, extending from Bucksport to Eddington and known as a part of Township 9. Such was the general location of the future Town of Holden. For purposes of civil government it was first a part of Orrington. In 1812 when the northeast section of that town became Brewer, the future Holden area was designated as East Brewer until incorporated April 13, 1852....The settlers located for the most part on hills so that the corn, their staple food, might be safe from early frost and would ripen....During the period of 1786-1798, these settlers were joined by Isaac Bates, Col. Solomon Blake, Billings Brastow, Daniel Brastow(called "Deo Dat"-Latin meaning "he gives to God"), Nathan Clark, Samuel Cobb, Joseph Copeland, Lemuel Copeland, William Copeland, Asaph Gates, Thomas George, David Gilmore, Jacob Hart, James Hastings, Allen Hodges, Nathan Kingsbury, Abia Pond, Elisha Rider, Elisha Robinson, John Robinson, William Rogers, Zenas Rogers, Newell Shepard and George Wiswell....A description written by Geo. C. Wiswell, a descendant of the pioneer Geo. Wiswell:"They followed a spotted line which was their only guide, about six or seven miles from the Penobscot River, in an unbroken wilderness, and here they built their log cabins and covered them with bark. The first year, they felled some trees and cleared some land, but were not able to raise any crop. Fortunately, some natural meadows which the beavers had made, were found nearby and furnished pasturage for the cows in summer, and in the winter they were kept near the meadow haystack, the owners going by turns to get their milk. In 1788, quite a quantity of Indian corn and rye was raised, which the farmers carried on their backs to the river and boated to South Orrington, to be ground and brought back the same way."...One Emmons Kingsbury purchased the land in 1801 for $250. He cleared the farm and built the house, one of the first three frame houses in that neighborhood. Two years later, Mr. Kingsbury brought his bride, Hannah Rider, from Rider's Bluff to her new home. Over a long period of time the house changed hands several times. Other owners were, in order, Samuel Jones, who later built elsewhere in the neighborhood and a man by the name of Shedd. He in turn eventually sold to Tarvis Hart, a descendant of one of the original pioneers. All owners in recent years have maintained the colonial atmosphere even with the necessary alterations needed for modern living. "

Married Hannah Ryder (b 1783) in date and place. They had 12 children.

1810 census: Hancock Co, Orrington p 508

1820 census: Penobscot Co, 1st Plantation Range 5, p 47

1830 census: Penobscot Co, Blakesburg Twp, p 425

1840 census: Penobscot Co, Bradford Twp, p 133

1850 census: Penobscot Co, Bradford Twp, p 200 Emmons age 70 farmer, Hannah 67, Marcus D. age 5 (?), Richard H. age 27, Betsy age 18

1860 census: Penobscot Co, Bradford Twp p 660 Emmons age 80, farmer b. Mass, Hannah age 77 born ME.

Ellsworth Herald: 1862: DIED: Bradford, Apr. 24, Emmons KINGSBURY, Esq., age 84 years.


Emmons Kingsbury Jr.lived in Bradford ME in 1891

Thomas Kingsbury lived in Bradford ME in 1891

Mrs R Willson of Bangor ME in 1891

Mrs Susan Dunning of Charleston ME in 1891

Mrs H Rivers in California in 1819

John Ryder Kingsbury (b 1819) youngest child. see above.


Nathan Kingsbury m. Azubuh Smith

Nathan was born 4 May 1752 in place. Listed in "Heads of Families at first US census." Private in Revolutionary War; "helped capture Fort Ticonderoga in 1776."

'Married Azubah Smith on 19 Aug 1773 in Wrentham MA. .9 children.


Emmons Kingsbury (b 1779) see above.

Asubah 17 Nov 1776

Nathan 7 Jun 1778 married Polly Cobb on 7 Apr 1803 in wrentham.

Polly 23 Aug 1775

Sarah 9 Jun 1774



Nathan Kingsbury m. Sarah Adams

Nathan was born 14 Mar 1729 in Walpole MA.

Married Sarah Adams 9 Dec 1750 and place and had one child (Nathan), then married Zerviah Blake and had 6 more children.


Nathan Kingsbury (b 4 May 1752) see above.








Samuel Kingsbury m. Joanna GUild

Samuel was born in 4 Nov 1690 in Dedham. town clerk and selectman in Walpole MA. Clothier? Died 1 Jun 1744.

Married Joanna Guild, dau of John GUild and Sarah Fisher, on 12 May 1715 in Wrentham. They had 7 children.


Nathan Kingsbury (b. 1730) see above.







Eleazor Kingsbury m. Ester Judson

Eleazor was born in 26 Jan 1650 in Dedham MA. Lived in Dedham, MA. Died 26 Feb 1723. Is this the same guy? Clarke's "History of Needham" contains the following, taken from Needham records: "On Nov. 9, 1714, Sergeants Metcalf and Fuller with Eleazer Kingsbury were appointed to lay out a 'Roade from Needham meetting houfe to the new bridg by ye houfe of Leuth Cook'"

Married Ester Judson, daughter of Samuel Judson and Mary ALdridge, on 30 Oct 1676. They had 5 children.


Samuel Kingsbury (b 1690) see above.

Josiah Joseph (b26 Dec 1677 Dedham)


Joseph Kingsbury m. Millicent Ames

Joseph was born in 1600 in Assington, Suffolk, England. thought to have come to Boston with Gov Winthrop in 1630. Settled in Watertown with his brother John. Brother to Henry Kingsbury, immigrant, assistant or servant to Winthrop, husband of Margaret. Source: Frederick John Kingsbury and Mary Kingsbury Talcott, The Genealogy of the Descendants of Henry Kingsbury of Ipswich and Haverhill, Mass. (Hartford 1905) Later moved to Dedham. (NEHGR 16:338) Joseph1 Kingsbury settled at Dedham as early as 1637. His wife Millecent, "who appeared to ye church a tender-heared soul full of feares and temptations, but truly breathing after Christ," was adm. to the Dedham church, April 24, 1639. He was adm to the church, April 9, 1641; and a freeman of the colony, June 2, 1641. he d. in 1676 previous to June 1, his wife Millecent surviving him.

Kingsbury Genealogy: the Genealogy of the Descendants of Joseph Kingsbury of Dedham, Massachusetts. Together with the Descendants in Several Lines of Henry Kingsbury of Ipswich, Massachusetts and Our Canadian Cousins., Kingsbury, Arthur M., (1962)

Married Millicent Ames in date and place. They had 7 children.


Eleazor Kingsbury (b 26 Jan 1645) see above.

Joseph Kingsubry (1640-1688) lived in Wrentham, married Mary Donier

Elizabeth (1638-1661) married Nathaniel Brewer

John (1643-1669)

Mary (1637-1700) married Thomas Cooper/Cooker.

Nathaniel (1650-1694) married Mary Bacon

Sarah (1635-1686) married Robert Crossman, NEHGR 57:333: (Notes & Queries) Robert Crosman (sic) was an apprentice of Joseph Kingsbury, housewright, Dedham, and married May 25, 1652, his daughter Sarah, who bore him twelve children. He apparently removed to Taunton abt May, 1655, when he is granted land there..." The Norfolk Timeline Project, An ongoing work of the Norfolk Historical Commission....1667 A second attempt was made to build a settlement at Wollomonopoag including among others, Robert, Nathaniel and John Ware, Joseph Kingsbury, Benjamin Rocket and Cornelius and Samuel Fisher. And in 1680 it was voted that "if Robert Crossman do not speedily put his mill in good repair the inhabitants will see out for the procuring another mill." There is a tradition that a son of Crossman's was killed below the mill by an Indian, by which the father was so alarmed and discouraged that he abandoned the mill and let it go out of repair. "Nathaniel Crossman, the son of Robert Crossman, and Sarah his wife, was killed by the Enymy Indians March ye 8, 1675-6."


James Kingsubry m. Ann(e) Francis

Birth: 6 SEP 1562 in Boxford,Eng Death: 26 APR 1622 in Boxford,Eng Note: Probate: 3 MAY 1622 Note: Decided in the Archdeaconry Court of Sudbury. Note: Will: 9 APR 1622 Father: *James Kingsbury b: 1530 in Boxford,Eng Mother: *Agness b: 1534 in Boxford,Eng Marriage 1 *Anne Francis b: 1563 in Boxford,Eng * Married: 22 OCT 1584 in Boxford,Eng


Joseph ~1600 Sufflok, England



James Kingsbury m Agnes ?

James was born ~1530 in Suffolk, England.


James 1562

Henry 1575

Rachel 1565

Abraham 1567


John Kingsbury m. Elyn ?