Nathaniel Scammon1

b. 6 February 1723/24, d. 1745
Nathaniel Scammon|b. 6 Feb 1723/24\nd. 1745|p10042.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
     Nathaniel Scammon was born on 6 February 1723/24 in Biddeford, York County, Maine.2,1 He was the son of Capt. Humphrey Scammon and Elizabeth Jordan.1 He died unmarried of malignant fever (typhus) in 1745 in Louisburg, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, while a member of the Louisburg Expedition in King George's War.1
     Nathaniel Scammon was a cordwainer.1 When the York County lands and other property of his father Capt. Humphrey Scammon were divided in 1736, Nathaniel, the fourth son, received 200 acres of the homestead at the lower ferry, a part of the mill, &c.3


  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: 128.
  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).