James Scammon1

b. 1 August 1721, d. 1753
James Scammon|b. 1 Aug 1721\nd. 1753|p10041.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
     James Scammon was born on 1 August 1721 in Biddeford, York County, Maine.2,1 He was the son of Capt. Humphrey Scammon and Elizabeth Jordan.1 He married Hannah Plaisted.3 He died in 1753.1
     James Scammon was a blacksmith.1 When the York County lands and other property of his father Capt. Humphrey Scammon were divided in 1736, James, the third son, was assigned 100 acres of land in Scarborough, with the mills and privilege at Dunston; and also one-half of the fifth lot above Saco falls, &c.4


  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: NewEnglandAncestors.org, 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: 128.
  3. [S905] Benjamin N. Goodale, Scammon Family, 7.
  4. [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).