Jacob Frost: Birth: 2 JAN 1795.
Title: History of Early Baileyville Maine and its Pioneers, Genealogy Nathaniel Bailey Families by Albert W. Bailey. Calais Advertiser Press, Calais, Maine, 1972.
Page: Page 57.
Text: History of Early Baileyville, Maine Title: History of Early Baileyville Maine and its Pioneers, Genealogy Nathaniel Bailey Families by Albert W. Bailey. Calais Advertiser Press, Calais, Maine, 1972.
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Note: emiah was living in Baileyville, Baring, and other nearby towns. Jeremiah Frost, Sr. No. 1, with his wife Esther, moved from St. Stephen, N.B. to future Baileyville around 1797. At that time he had eight children with him ranging in age from three to 21 years of age. He was 53 years old then and Esther was only 39. They lived at the south end of Baileyville near the Baring line, to which town they moved around 1802. In Baring, he settled on a 100 acre lot fronting on the Schoodic (St. Croix) River where he built a cabin and other buildings. He cleared the land and started a farm. In 1805 he sold this homestead by a quit-claim deed (book 4, page 130) to Brewer of Robbinston. He probably was a squatter on this land, but there seems to be no record of any other previous white settler in Baring before those dates as far as the writer can find. Jeremiah Sr. was born in Berwick, N.H., in 1744 and was first heard about in the Passamaquoddy Bay region around the 1760's, when it is supposed, he came from the St. John, N.B. region. In 1769 he was one of two who built the first cabin at St. Andrews point in N.B. He was married to Esther Rolfe of Gorham, Maine, in 1773. Three years later they moved up the Schoodic River a few miles to be one of the earliest settlers at "Schoodic", at the head of the tide opposite from Calais in New Brunswick. This later was called Morristown after the Port Matoon Loyalists had swarmed into the town in 1784; later still, it was names St. Stephen. Five of the Frost children were born there. Esther, his wife, was 14 years younger than Jeremiah, Sr.. In 1782 Jeremiah Sr., in partnership with Daniel Hill the pioneer settler of Calais in 1779, built the first saw-mill in the area at the mouth of Denny'sj Stream in St. Stephen - some claim this saw mill was on Porters Stream at Calais. Jeremiah Sr. was also given a grant onupper Dennysj Stream in 1784. This was a fast-flowing stream that was destined in the 1790's to become the major source of water power for the many early saw mills on the lower Schoodic frontier. It flows down to the Schoodic near south border of St. Stephen, N.B. When the Internationalj Boundary Commission in the 1790's was investigating the "lost river." the St. Croix of Champlain, some of its members interviewed Jeremiah Frost Sr. They needed background information and so sought his knowledge, as one of the earliest persons to live in so many areas of the Passamaquoddy and Schoodic regions. At the time of the interview he had probably just settled in Baileyville in 1797, as one of the Pioneer ten (10) settlers. Jeremiah Sr. appears on the first census in that township in 1800. He is credited with nine children in his family at that time, with ages ranging from around three to 21. He was 56 years old then but Esther, his wife, was only 39. They probably lived around 1800 in the south end of Baileyville near the Baring line, although they moved shortly, thereafter, to District 6 (Baring). In Baileyville four of his children, at least, married into other pioneer families. From Baring, Jeremiah Sr. moved with his swindling family to the next town west, Alexander, Maine, which had just been settled. Here he lived with his son, Joseph until 1820 when Jerry Sr. (as he was called) died after a lifetime in the Schoodic regions and being amoung the first settlers at St. Andrews, St. Stephen, Baring, Alexander and perhaps other frontier towns.. He was 76 years old. His burial place is unknown. His widow, Esther, in 1830 was living with their son, Joseph in Alexander.
Note: Most of Jeremiah's children were born in St. Stephen, N.B. even tho Jer
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