Benjamin Scammon1

b. 9 May 1727, d. 1745
Benjamin Scammon|b. 9 May 1727\nd. 1745|p10043.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
     Benjamin Scammon was born on 9 May 1727 in Biddeford, York County, Maine.1,2 He was the son of Capt. Humphrey Scammon and Elizabeth Jordan.1 He died unmarried of malignant fever (typhus) at Biddeford, York County, Maine, in 1745 on his return from Cape Breton during King George's War.1
     When the York County lands and other property of his father Capt. Humphrey Scammon were divided in 1736, Benjamin, the fifth son, received the remaining 200 acres of the homestead, with the buildings and appurtenances, and the privilege of keeping the Ferry, &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).