Frothingham Coat-of-Arms
FROTHINGHAM
Family History

Generation No. 1
1. Bradbury FERGUSON was born around 1801, possible in New Hampshire. He was married on 22 September 1827 in Massachusetts1 to the former Elizabeth Ann FROTHINGHAM, daughter of John FROTHINGHAM and Margery PRAY. Eliza was born around 1800 in Portsmouth, Rockingham Co., New Hampshire. They had six children during their marriage. Unfortunately, Bradbury shot and murdered his wife on 1 October 1840 in Exeter, Rockingham Co., New Hampshire2. She was only 40 years old. Bradbury was arrested and convicted of 2nd degree murder [Trial Transcript], then sentenced to life in the New Hampshire State Penitentiary, Concord, Merrimack Co., New Hampshire3. He passed away in jail around November 1853. According to the New Hampshire State Legislative Act of Decemeber 1840, published January 1841, allowed for the change of the children's surnames from FERGUSON to their mother's maiden name of FROTHINGHAM4.
 
Children of Bradbury FERGURSON and Elizabeth Ann FROTHINGHAM are:
  2. i. John Bradbury FROTHINGHAM Born around 1828 and died on 12 April 1881 in New York. (Civil War Lt Col. ADC Vols Union Reg Army) Buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings Co., New York.
* 3. ii. William Ausgustus FROTHINGHAM was born 29 Jan 1830 in Portsmouth, New Hampshire and died 25 Jun 1896 in South Paris, Maine.
  4. iii. Eliza M. FROTHINGHAM was born around 1835 in Massachusetts.
  5. iv. George E. FROTHINGHAM was born around 1836 in New Hampshire.
  6. v. Ann Matilda FROTHINGHAM was born around 1838 in New Hampshire.
  7. vi. Mary Caroline FROTHINGHAM.
 
Sources & Records
1 Essex County, Massachusetts - Marriages to 1850: Newburyport
2 Newspaper Excerpts from the New Hampshire Newspapers Sentinal, Journal, Chronicle)
3 U.S. 1850 Census - State Penitentiary, Concord, Merrimack Co., New Hampshire
4 Newspaper New Hampshire Patriot & State Gazette (8 Jan 1841)

Generation No. 2
2. William Ausgustus FROTHINGHAM 5,6,7,8 was born 29 January 1830 in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. William learned the blacksmith's trade in Gray, Maine and apprenticed and honed his trade while in Massachusetts and New York. He came to Paris, Maine on 15 March 1854. He married Lois Ann MERRILL, daughter of Moses MERRILL. She was born around 1831 and together they had three children. Lois passed away on 3 October 1857 in South Paris, Maine. William later re-married to Ellen J. EVERETT, daughter of George Washington EVERETT and Elizabeth F. BURNS on 9 September 1860 in Paris, Maine. She was born in April 1839 and together they had four children. William purchased a half interest, with John Farr, in the shop on the east side of the river. The following year they built the shop opposite the Savings Bank and continued the business, including carriage-making, with William H. Newhall for about eighteen years. Mr. Newhall then retired from the firm and the shop was sold to Mr. Jacob Dresser. William purchased the Smith shoe store in 1874 and has continued it as a shoe store to the present time. He was also partner in the shoe manufactory, with firm name of William A. Frothingham & Co. Some of William's other accomplishments were: Master of the Paris Lodge #94, from 1870-72; Served on the board of selectmen from 1870 to 1875; A trustee of new South Paris Savings Bank organized 1873; Representative to the Legislature of 1874; County Commissioner by appointment from January 1882 to January 18839. Ellen passed away on 27 January 1913 in South Paris, Maine. William died on 25 June 1896 in South Paris, Maine.
 
Children of William Ausgustus FROTHINGHAM and Lois A. MERRILL are:
  8. ii. Zana FROTHINGHAM was born 1853 in New York.
  9. iii. Katie Estelle FROTHINGHAM was born 13 May 1855 in Paris, Maine.
  10. iv. Lois Ann FROTHINGHAM was born 26 July 1857 and died 3 Oct 1916. She is buried in Riverside Cemetery, South Paris, Maine.
 
Children of William Ausgustus FROTHINGHAM and Ellen J. EVERETT are:
* 11. i. William Osgood FROTHINGHAM was born 13 Nov 1863 in Paris, Maine and died 12 Jun 1947 in South Paris, Maine.
  12. v. George Wallace FROTHINGHAM was born 6 Mar 1866 and died 6 Aug 1923. George is buried with his wife Hattie in Riverside Cemetery, South Paris, Maine.
  13. vi. Nellie Marie FROTHINGHAM was born 16 Mar 1868, and died 22 Oct 1871.
  14. vii. Ada Louise FROTHINGHAM was born 26 Apr 1874, and died 30 May 1879.
 
Sources & Records
5 U.S. 1850 CENSUS - Gray, Cumberland Co., Maine
6 U.S. 1860 CENSUS - South Paris, Oxford Co., Maine
7 U.S. 1870 CENSUS - South Paris, Oxford Co., Maine
8 U.S. 1880 CENSUS - South Paris, Oxford Co., Maine
9 History of the Town of Paris, Maine

Generation No. 3
11. William Osgood FROTHINGHAM 10,11,12,13 was born 13 Nov 1863 in Paris, Maine. He married the former Jane Nancy LEIGHTON, the daughter of Mr. Mark LEIGHTON, Jr. of Perry, Maine. They were married in Paris, Maine on 26 July 1890. She was born on 6 June 1861 in Perry, Maine. Together they had one child. He was the Postmaster of South Paris, Maine from 22 January 1886 to 10 October 1889. He passed away on 12 June 1947. She passed away on 10 November 1918. William and Jane are buried in the Riverside Cemetery, South Paris, Maine.
 
Child of William Osgood FROTHINGHAM and Jane Nancy LEIGHTON is:
* 15. i. William Leighton FROTHINGHAM was born 1 Dec 1893 in South Paris, Maine, and died 25 Dec 1936 in South Paris, Maine.
 
Sources & Records
10 U.S. 1900 CENSUS - South Paris, Oxford Co., Maine
11 U.S. 1910 CENSUS - South Paris, Oxford Co., Maine
12 U.S. 1920 CENSUS - South Paris, Oxford Co., Maine
13 U.S. 1930 CENSUS - South Paris, Oxford Co., Maine

Generation No. 4
15. William Leighton FROTHINGHAM was born 1 Dec 1893 in South Paris, Maine. He married Marguerite Mary BRIMIGION, daughter of Thurlow Weed BRIMIGION, M.D. and Mary Abbie KINCAID, 3 November 1917 in Lewiston, Maine. She was born 5 Jan 1895 in Portland, Maine. Together they had nine children. He also registered for World War I. He was the Deputy Sheriff in South Paris, Maine. He was also the Master of Paris, Lodge, Number 94, South Paris, Maine in 1923. He passed away on 25 December 1936 in South Paris, Maine. She passed away on 4 September 1941 in South Paris, Maine. Both are buried in the Riverside Cemetery, South Paris, Maine.
 
Children of William Leighton FROTHINGHAM and Marguerite Mary BRIMIGION are:
  16. i. Gloria Jenny FROTHINGHAM was Born 22 May 1919 and Died 8 July 1972.
* 17. ii. Ada Mary FROTHINGHAM was born 15 Nov 1920 in South Paris, Maine, and died 13 Jan 2003 in Lewiston, Maine.
  18. iii. Marion Marguerite FROTHINGHAM was Born 21 July 1922 and Died 6 June 1981.
  19. iv. William Thurlow FROTHINGHAM was Born 22 August 1923; Died 19 April 1981.
  20. v. Unknown FROTHINGHAM was Born 21 May 1925 (may have died at infancy).
  21. vi. George Wesley FROTHINGHAM was Born 1 September 1926; Died 6 January 1998.
  22. vii. Living FROTHINGHAM
  23. viii. Ruth Elizabeth FROTHINGHAM was Born 5 October 1928; Died 16 October 1986.
  24. ix. Eleanor Louise FROTHINGHAM was Born 26 Oct 1931 and passed away on 31 Oct 2010.

Generation No. 5
17. Ada Mary FROTHINGHAM was born 15 Nov 1920 in South Paris, Maine. She married Albert Hawkes CARROLL, Jr, son of Albert Hawkes CARROLL, Sr and Myrtle Agnes SCOTHORNE. He was born 7 Jan 1921 in Norway, Maine. Together they had four children, three of which are still living. He passed away on 5 July 1987 in Lewiston, Maine. She passed away on 13 January 2003 in Lewiston, Maine. Both Albert and Ada are buried in the Gracelawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Auburn, Maine.
 
Children of Ada Mary FROTHINGHAM and Albert Hawkes CARROLL, Jr are:
  25. i. Living CARROLL.
* 26. ii. Living CARROLL.
  27. iii. Robert Ralph CARROLL was born 23 September 1951 in Lewiston, Maine, and died 16 August 1987, Turner, Maine.
  28. iv. Living CARROLL.

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