Mount Desert Island Historical Society
Mount Desert Island Families — Cousins

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(updated 5 December 2013)

Welcome to the Cousins genealogy. Family units are arranged alphabetically by the first name of the father (or single-parent mother). Links are provided to enable you to move up and down each lineage. To follow a line back in time (ancestors), click on the underlined portion of "(son of ...)" or "(dau. of ...)" beneath the name of the person you want to trace back. To follow a line forward in time (descendants), click on the name of the person whose offspring you want to see. A plus sign (+) following a name means that that person had one or more children, but that family group has not been added to this web page. A link to documentation and notes, when available, is given below each family.

All information, especially source material, for inclusion in this web page should be sent to museum@mdihistory.org or mailed to "Mount Desert Island Genealogy; Mount Desert Island Historical Society; P. O. Box 653; Mount Desert, ME 04660". And, of course, please report all errors.


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The earliest census record to report a Cousins living on Mount Desert Island was the 1790 census of the town of Mount Desert, the only town then on Mount Desert Island, with the family of Elisha Cousins (2 males 16 and upwards, 2 males under 16, and 2 females) and the family of John Cousins (1 male 16 and upwards, 1 male under 16, and 2 females).

   

Elisha Cousins
   (son of [...])
   b. 20 November 1735   Wells, Maine
   m. 3 December 1758
         Bathsheba Hamor
               (dau. of John Hamor and Sarah Huff)
               b. 1 March 1732   Sheepscot, Maine
               d. 23 March 1830   Bar Harbor, Maine
   d. 18 January 1816   Bar Harbor, Maine

children:
   daughter   b. 24 December 1759   -   d. 24 December 1759
   Ruth Cousins   b. 1 February 1761   Arundel, Maine   -   m. Joseph Bunker
   John Cousins   b. 27 March 1764   Arundel, Maine   -   m. (1) Hannah Dyer;   (2) Mary Higgins;   (3) Eliza Manchester
   Ephraim Cousins   b. 1 August 1766   -   d. 18 August 1766
   Bathsheba Cousins   b. 27 May 1768   Harpswell, Maine   -   Robert Young
   Sarah Cousins   b. 4 September 1770   Mount Desert, Maine   -   m. Daniel Richardson
   Elisha Cousins   b. 23 May 1773   Mount Desert, Maine   -   m. 4 April 1799   Thankful Wasgatt   -   d. 25 September 1850   -   bur. Old County Road Cemetery   Bar Harbor, Maine
   Ephraim Cousins   b. 11 December 1775   Mount Desert, Maine   -   m. Lois Salisbury
   son   b. 6 December 1778   -   d. 6 December 1778
   Joseph Cousins   b. 24 November 1779   -   m. Mary Cousins   -   d. 25 February 1860   -   bur. Higgins Cemetery   Bar Harbor, Maine
   Joanna Cousins   b. 10 December 1783   -   m. [Moses Wasgatt or [...] Clark?]   

documentation and notes

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Elisha Cousins
   (son of Elisha Cousins and Bathsheba Hamor)
   b. 23 May 1773   Mount Desert, Maine
   m. 4 April 1799
         Thankful Wasgatt
               b. age 80 y. at death
               d. 23 January 1852
                     bur. Old County Road Cemetery   Bar Harbor, Maine
   d. 25 September 1850
         bur. Old County Road Cemetery   Bar Harbor, Maine

children:
   Mary Cousins   b. 11 October 1799
   Joseph Cousins   b. 22 December 1801
   Charles Cousins   b. 17 December 1804
   Hannah Cousins   b. 7 February 1806
   Nahum Cousins   b. 31 [sic] June 1808   -   m. Harriet [...]
   Asenath Cousins   b. 6 August 1810   -   d. 15 March 1830   -   bur. Old County Road Cemetery   Bar Harbor

documentation and notes

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Elisha Cousins 2nd
   (son of John Cousins and Hannah [...])
   b. 29 November 1802   Maine
   m. Mary Ann [...]
            b. age 43 y. as of 1850 census

children:
   Pedric Cousins   b. age 21 y. as of 1850 census   Maine
   Cordelia Cousins   b. age 17 y. as of 1850 census   Maine
   Dyer H. Cousins   b. age 13 y. as of 1850 census   Maine
   Julia F. Cousins   b. age 10 y. as of 1850 census   Maine
   Cassilda H. Cousins   b. age 5 y. as of 1850 census   Maine

documentation and notes

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John Cousins
   (son of [...])
   m. (1) Hannah [...]
                  d. 25 April 1804
         (2) 24 June 1804
               Mary Higgins

children by Hannah [...]:
   Mary Cousins   b. 16 March 1787
   Reuben Cousins   b. 20 March 1789
   Bathsheba Cousins   b. 2 January 1793
   child   b. 22 August 1794   -   d. 22 August 1794
   Jerusha Cousins   b. 2 April 1795
   John Hamor Cousins   b. 5 March 1798
   Joseph Cousins   b. 3 August 1800
   Elisha Cousins 2nd   b. 29 November 1802   Maine   -   m. Mary Ann [...]
child by Mary Higgins:
   Levi Cousins   b. 18 March 1805   -   d. 7 May 1805

documentation and notes

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Nahum Cousins (blacksmith)
   (son of Elisha Cousins and Thankful Wasgatt)
   b. 31 [sic] June 1808
   m. Harriet [...]
            b. age 30 y. as of 1850 census   Maine

children:
   Herbert E. Cousins   b. age 3 y. as of 1850 census   Maine
   Wellington E. Cousins   b. 20 October 1849   Maine   -   m. Flora E. [...]   -   d. 25 June 1902   -   bur. Seal Harbor Cemetery   Mount Desert, Maine
   Helen Louise Cousins   b. age 8 y. as of 1860 census   Maine

documentation and notes

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Nicholas Cousins
   (son of [...])
   b. age 37 y. as of 1860 census   Malaga, Spain
   m. Elizabeth [...]
            b. age 29 y. as of 1860 census   Maine

children:
   John Lester Cousins   b. age 9 y. as of 1860 census   Maine
   Frank H. Cousins   b. age 7 y. as of 1860 census   Maine
   Wilbert Josiah Cousins   b. age 2 y. as of 1860 census   Maine

documentation and notes

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Samuel H. Cousins
   (son of [...])
   b. age 34 y. as of 1850 census   Maine
   m. Martha Ann [...]
            b. age 73 y., 2 m. at death   Maine
            d. 14 February 1896
                  bur. Old County Road Cemetery   Bar Harbor, Maine

child:
   Howard L. Cousins   b. age 4 y. as of 1850 census   Maine   -   m. Katie M. [...]
adopted child:
   Cynthia M. Collins   b. age 22 y., 3 m. at death   Massachusetts   -   d. 31 January 1880   -   bur. Old County Road Cemetery   Bar Harbor, Maine

documentation and notes

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Zacheus Cousins
   (son of [...])
   b. age 38 y. as of 1850 census   Maine
   m. Eunice D. [...]
            b. age 34 y. as of 1850 census   Maine

children:
   Otis Eugene Cousins   b. age 5 y. as of 1850 census   Maine
   Maria L. Cousins   b. age 6 m., 11 d. at death   -   d. 23 November 1849   -   bur. Old County Road Cemetery   Bar Harbor, Maine

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