Mary Scammon1

b. say 1716, d. before 1757
Mary Scammon|b. s 1716\nd. b 1757|p10032.htm|Capt. Humphrey Scammon|b. 10 May 1677\nd. 31 May 1734|p10011.htm|Elizabeth Jordan|b. s 1690\nd. s 1746|p10027.htm|Humphrey Scammon|b. s 1640\nd. 1 Jan 1727/28|p10055.htm|Elizabeth (—?—) (Scammon)||p10056.htm|Dominicus Jordan|||Hannah Tristram|||

5th great-grandaunt of Ruth Minerva Fairfield.
7th great-grandaunt of Laura Jane Munson.
Family Background:
Fairfield and Allied Families
     Mary Scammon was born say 1716, probably in Saco, York County, Maine.1 She was the daughter of Capt. Humphrey Scammon and Elizabeth Jordan.1 She married M. Dunincour.1 She died before 1757.1
     In June 1724, at about the age of eight, while on a visit to the garrison house of Roger Dearing in Scarborough, Maine, Mary Scammon was captured and carried by the Indians to Canada, educated in the house of Governor Vaudrell, and became a Catholic.1 When the York County lands and other property of her father Capt. Humphrey Scammon were divided in 1736, Mary Scammon, "who was in Canada," had assigned to her the sixth lot above the Falls, 63½ rods wide, and also a breadth of 82½ rods in the upper checker; now called "the Canada lots." These lands never came into the possession of Mary's heirs, although it is said that a daughter addressed a letter on the subject to her cousin, deacon Dominicus Goodwin, of Berwick, written in the French language; but owing probably to the difficulty of communicating in a foreign tongue, and at so great a distance, the claim was neglected.2


  1. [S905] Benjamin N. Goodale, Material for a Genealogy of the Scammon Family (Salem, Massachusetts: The Salem Press, 1892), 4.
  2. [S1072] George Folsom, History of Saco and Biddeford, with notices of other early settlements, and of proprietary governments, in Maine, including the provinces of New Somersetshire and Lygonia (Saco, Maine: A.C. Putnam, 1830; reprint Bowie, Maryland: Heritage Books, 1984).