Humphrey Scammon1

b. say 1640, d. 1 January 1727/28

7th great-grandfather of Ruth Minerva Fairfield.
9th great-grandfather of Laura Jane Munson.
Family Background:
Fairfield and Allied Families
Appears on charts:
Pedigree for Ruth Minerva Fairfield
     Humphrey Scammon was born say 1640.1 He married Elizabeth. He died on 1 January 1727/28 in Biddeford, York County, Maine, at age 87.2,1
     Humphrey Scammon was of Kittery, Cape Porpus and Saco, his choice of residency being somewhat influenced by the severity of the Indian troubles. In 1679 he was at Cape Porpus, also at Saco where he received a grant of land and bought 200 acres of the widow of Henry Waddock. On 12 June 1680, he was accepted into the town and lived at the lower ferry on the east side of the Saco River in his garrison house, having charge of the ferry, and entertained travellers. He received another grant from the town on 3 December 1681, and on 10 May 1684, he was on the trial jury. In 1686 he was on church committees during the pastorate of Rev. William Milburne. He was in Kittery in 1693, but about four years later together with his family he was captured in Saco by the Indians and kept in Canada until the close of King William's War about the first of 1699. They returned to Saco but at the date of his will in 1714, he was of Kittery. Some sources say he died at Saco, others Biddeford. Likely, he died in Biddeford in the part taken in by Saco, and probably at his son's house which was at the upper ferry about three miles below the falls and on the east side of the river. He may have had other children, as the only ones known are those mentioned in his will.3

Additional Data
Humphrey Scammon made his will on 12 March 1713/14 in Kittery, York County, Maine, in which he mentions his two sons and three daughters Humphrey, Samuel, Elizabeth, Mary and Rebecca.4 Click to view image

Children of Humphrey Scammon and Elizabeth (—?—) (Scammon)


  1. [S905] Benjamin N. Goodale, Material for a Genealogy of the Scammon Family (Salem, Massachusetts: The Salem Press, 1892), 3.
  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: 129.
  3. [S905] Benjamin N. Goodale, Scammon Family, 2.
  4. [S875] William M. Sargent, comp. and ed., Maine Wills. 1640-1760 (Portland, Maine: Maine Historical Society, 1887; reprint Baltimore: Inc. Genealogical Publishing Company, 1996), 288-289.