Humphrey Scammon1

b. 2 March 1717/18
Humphrey Scammon|b. 2 Mar 1717/18|p10038.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-granduncle of Ruth Minerva Fairfield.
7th great-granduncle of Laura Jane Munson.
Family Background:
Fairfield and Allied Families
     Humphrey Scammon was born on 2 March 1717/18, probably in Saco, York County, Maine.2,1 He was the son of Capt. Humphrey Scammon and Elizabeth Jordan.1 Humphrey Scammon of Biddeford (Saco side) probably married Susannah Shapleigh of Kittery in October 1738 in Kittery, York County, Maine, (intentions published at Biddeford 6 August 1738).1
     When the York County lands and other property of his father Capt. Humphrey Scammon were divided in 1736, Humphrey, the oldest son, received one-third part of the share in the mills, and privilege, the first and second lots above and below the falls, and one-half of the third lot above the falls; together with twelve acres of salt marsh at Goose fair, and nine rods in the upper checker. This was a double portion. In 1744, Humphrey transferred a part of his right to Robert Gray.3 That same year Humphrey moved to Kittery where "he lived to a great age."1


  1. [S905] Benjamin N. Goodale, Material for a Genealogy of the Scammon Family (Salem, Massachusetts: The Salem Press, 1892), 4.
  2. [S761] The New England Historical and Genealogical Register; (Online database:, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001), (Orig. Pub. New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, MA. The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, 148 vols., 1847-1994) 71: 127.
  3. [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).