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Mount Desert Island Families — Rodick

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(updated 14 June 2014)

Welcome to the Rodick 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.

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According to George E. Street in the 1926 edition of Mount Desert: A History, edited by Samuel A. Eliot,
"Daniel Rodick ... married Betty Hamor at Harpswell in 1764 and five years later they came to Frenchman's Bay and were the ancestors of the strong and influential Rodick family at Bar Harbor. They settled near the shore on the lot part of which is now owned and occupied by his grandson, John A. Rodick." (pages 153–154)
 
Daniel Rodick's family was the sole Rodick family in the first decennial census (1790) of the town of Mount Desert, the only town on Mount Desert Island at that time. By 1800, there were two Rodick families in the then recently formed town of Eden (now Bar Harbor): one "headed" by the Daniel of 1790 and one by David Rodick (Daniel and Betty (Hamor) Rodick's third son). Their first son (Daniel) never married, and their second one (James) lived in Harpswell. The same families of Daniel and David were also reported in the 1810 census of Eden. In 1820, there were three Rodick families in Eden: one headed by John (Daniel and Betty's fourth son), one by David, and one by a Daniel, but not the Daniel of 1790–1810. Daniel in this 1820 family was the only male in the household and was 16–26 years of age. So, by 1820, the elder Daniel had likely died, and this young Daniel was probably David's son, born 1798 and, therefore, 22 years old, close to the census report. These three families—David's, John's, and Daniel's—were the only Rodicks in 1830 and 1840. See below for a table showing these families. Estimated ages are given in brackets.

1790 1800 1810 1820 1830 1840
Daniel [51]
(3 males 16 and older)
Daniel [61]
(oldest male: 45 and over)
Daniel [71]
(oldest male: 45 and over)
David
(oldest male: 16–26)
David [35]
(oldest male: 26–45)
David [45]
(oldest male: 26–45)
David [55]
(oldest male: 50–60)
David [65]
(oldest male: 60–70)
John [33]
(oldest male: 26–45)
John [43]
(oldest male: 40–50)
John [53]
(oldest male: 50–60)
Daniel [22]
(oldest male: 16–26)
Daniel [32]
(oldest male: 20–30)
Daniel [42]
(oldest male: 30–40)
   

Alfred E. Rodick
   (son of Benjamin Rodick and Lida W. [...])
   b. 1899   Maine
   m. Viola B. Staples
            (dau. of Amos Staples and [...])
            b. 1903   Maine
            d. 25 April 1985   Bangor, Maine
                  bur. Ledgelawn Cemetery   Bar Harbor, Maine
   d. 1953
         bur. Ledgelawn Cemetery   Bar Harbor, Maine

children:
   Alfred E. Rodick Jr.   b. age 5 y. as of 1930 census   Maine
   Frances L. Rodick   b. age 3 y., 6 m. as of 1930 census   Maine   -   m. 28 September 1946   Douglas S. Gray
   Ruth M. Rodick   b. 6 March 1928   Bar Harbor, Maine   -   m. 33 y. at death   Francis Hayden Keyes   -   d. 13 April 2001   Bar Harbor, Maine   -   bur. Ledgelawn Cemetery   Bar Harbor, Maine
   Viva Rodick   b. age [3?] m. as of 1930 census   Maine   -   m. [...] Wilson
   Benjamin Rodick   b. age 9 y. as of 1940 census   Maine
   Mary E. Rodick   b. age 4 y. as of 1940 census   Maine   -   m. 18 July 1953   Edward F. McFarland Jr.
   Jeanette Rodick   b. age 1 y. as of 1940 census   Maine   -   m. [...] Lanzillo

documentation and notes

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Andrew T. Rodick
   (son of [...])
   b. age 38 y. as of 1920 census   Maine
   m. 7 November 1906
         Madeline Tompkins
               b. age 37 y. as of 1920 census   Connecticut
               d. 26 August 1966   Bar Harbor, Maine

child:
   John A. Rodick   b. 1914   Maine   -   d. 1972   -   bur. Ledgelawn Cemetery   Bar Harbor, Maine

documentation and notes

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Clarence L. Rodick
   (son of [...])
   b. 1906   Maine
   m. Maxine E. [...]
            b. 1909   Maine
            d. 29 March 2004   Bar Harbor, Maine
                  bur. Ledgelawn Cemetery   Bar Harbor, Maine
   d. 20 March 1973   Bar Harbor, Maine
         bur. Ledgelawn Cemetery   Bar Harbor, Maine

children:
   Clarence L. Rodick Jr.   b. age 10 y. as of 1940 census   Maine   -   m. 8 September 1954   Esther E. Rinaldo
   Gerald A. Rodick   b. age 3 y. as of 1940 census   Maine   -   m. 1 January 1963   Janice M. Clark
   William Rodick   b. age 1 y. as of 1940 census   Maine

documentation and notes

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Clarence L. Rodick Jr.
   (son of Clarence L. Rodick and Maxine E. [...])
   b. age 10 y. as of 1940 census   Maine
   m. 8 September 1954
         Esther E. Rinaldo
               (dau. of C. Leslie Rinaldo and Norma Andrews)
               b. 2 July 1936   Bar Harbor, Maine
               d. 9 January 1914   Bangor, Maine
                     bur. Goose Cove Cemetery (= Evergreen Cemetery)   Trenton, Maine

children:
   Carolyn Rodick
   Patricia Lynn Rodick   m. 20 October 1990   Daniel Barbour Wiswell
   Clarence L. Rodick III

documentation and notes

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Daniel Rodick
   (son of [...])
   m. [bans?] published 28 January 1764   Harpswell, Maine
         Betty Hamor
               (dau. of John Hamor and Sarah Huff)

children:
   Daniel Rodick Jr.   d. at sea
   James Rodick
   David Rodick   b. age 80 y., 6 m. at death   Maine   -   m. 2 June 1797   Sarah Stanwood   -   d. 20 January 1856   -   bur. Mount Desert Street Cemetery   Bar Harbor, Maine
   John Rodick   b. age 63 y. as of 1850 census   -   m. Thankful Higgins
   Abigail Rodick   m. Thomas Douglass
   Betsey Rodick   m. [...] Springer
   Polly Rodick   m. intentions 25 October 1797; certificate given 9 January 1798   Dean Higgins
   Dorcas Rodick   m. John Suminsby
   Hannah Rodick   m. Andrew Monarch
   Sarah "Sally" Rodick   m. Oliver Thomas
   Patience Rodick   m. Josiah Smallidge

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Daniel Rodick
   (son of David Rodick and Sarah Stanwood)
   b. 22 September 1798   Maine
   m. 20 November 1819
         Deborah Stanwood
               (dau. of David Stanwood and Eunice Wasgatt)
               b. age 59 y., 11 m., 14 d. at death   Maine
               d. 4 June 1861
                     bur. Mount Desert Street Cemetery   Bar Harbor, Maine
   d. 20 June 1880

children:
   Irene Rodick   b. 26 December 1821   -   m. Enoch H. Leland
   Fountain Rodick   b. 29 February 1824
   Thomas Rodick   b. May 1826   Maine   -   m. Hepzibah Ann Richards
   Eunice Rodick   b. 1 October 1828   Maine   -   m. (1) Benjamin R. Wasgatt;   (2) William Richards
   Benjamin Rodick   b. 13 March 1831   Maine   -   d. 1 January 1863
   Sally Rodick   b. 16 May 1833   Maine
   Betsey M. Rodick   b. 5 December 1837   Maine
   David Rodick   b. 29 August 1840   Maine   -   m. Alice M. Chase
   Ellen Rodick   b. 4 September 1843   Maine
   Julia F. Rodick   b. 11 November 1846   Maine

documentation and notes

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David Rodick
   (son of Daniel Rodick and Betty Hamor)
   b. age 80 y., 6 m. at death   Maine
   m. 2 June 1797
         Sarah Stanwood
               b. age 77 y., 6 m. at death   Maine
               d. 19 February 1853
                     bur. Mount Desert Street Cemetery   Bar Harbor, Maine
   d. 20 January 1856
         bur. Mount Desert Street Cemetery   Bar Harbor, Maine

children:
   Daniel Rodick   b. 22 September 1798   Maine   -   m. 20 November 1819   Deborah Stanwood   -   d. 20 June 1880
   Abigail Rodick   b. 26 October 1800   -   m. Jason Wasgatt
   Clarissa Rodick   b. 28 November 1802   -   m. James Hamor (son of David Hamor and Experience Thompson)
   Benjamin Rodick   b. 17 March 1805   -   m. [...]
   Emily Rodick   b. 30 October 1807   -   m. (1) Serenus Higgins;   (2) Thomas Dollard
   Pamelia Rodick   b. 22 May 1810   -   m. Josiah B. Richards
   Betsy Rodick   b. 22 December 1812   -   m. intentions published 4 December 1830   Jonathan Manchester   -   d. 1906   Bar Harbor, Maine
   David Rodick Jr.   b. 1 December 1815   Maine   -   m. (1) Marian L. Higgins;   (2) 16 April 1854   Betsey Brewer   -   d. 1881   -   bur. Mount Desert Street Cemetery   Bar Harbor, Maine
   Martha Rodick   b. 1819   m. James Small

documentation and notes

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David Rodick Jr.
   (son of David Rodick and Sarah Stanwood)
   b. 1 December 1815   Maine
   m. (1) Marian L. Higgins
               (dau. of Zacheus Higgins and Sarah Leland)
               b. age 35 y., 2 m., 11 d. at death   Maine
               d. 11 February 1853
                     bur. Mount Desert Street Cemetery   Bar Harbor, Maine
         (2) 16 April 1854
                  Betsey Brewer
                  (dau. of Edward Brewer and Mary Hamor)
                        b. age 59 y., 7 m. at death   Maine
                        d. 8 April 1885
                              bur. Hillside Cemetery   Bar Harbor, Maine
   d. 1881
         bur. Mount Desert Street Cemetery   Bar Harbor, Maine

children by Marian L. Higgins:
   Fountain Rodick   b. 2 July 1844   Maine   -   d. 25 February 1919   -   bur. Mount Desert Street Cemetery   Bar Harbor, Maine
   Serenus Higgins Rodick   b. 17 February 1846   Maine   -   m. Phebe M. Sawyer   -   d. 1904   -   bur. Ledgelawn Cemetery   Bar Harbor, Maine
   Flora Rodick   b. 20 October 1847   Maine   -   m. Charles Byron Pineo   -   bur. Mount Desert Street Cemetery   Bar Harbor, Maine
   Milton Rodick   b. age 6 m. at death   -   d. 15 November 1852   -   bur. Mount Desert Street Cemetery   Bar Harbor, Maine
children by Betsy Brewer:
   Milton Rodick   b. 22 February 1857   -   d. 16 February 1913   -   bur. Mount Desert Street Cemetery   Bar Harbor, Maine
   Edward B. Rodick   b. 2 February 1859   Maine   -   m. 9 y. as of 1900 census   Elizabeth M. [...]
   Emily Rodick   b. 16 February 1861   -   d. 24 September 1863

documentation and notes

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David Rodick II
   (son of [...])
   b. age 51 y., 8 m., 15 d. at death   Maine
   m. Alice M. [...]
            b. January 1855   [Massachusetts or Maine?]
            d. 30 May 1929
                  bur. Hillside Cemetery   Bar Harbor, Maine
   d. 19 September 1895
         bur. Hillside Cemetery   Bar Harbor, Maine

children:
   Heman C. Rodick   b. 1872   Maine   -   d. 1936   -   bur. Hillside Cemetery   Bar Harbor, Maine
   Flora D. Rodick   b. age 2 y. as of 1880 census   Maine
   Deborah Rodick   b. November 1879   Maine
   Thomas Rodick   b. March 1880   Maine
   Homer B. Rodick   b. July 1882   Maine

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Edward B. Rodick
   (son of David Rodick Jr. and Betsey Brewer)
   b. 2 February 1859   Maine
   m. 9 y. as of 1900 census
         Elizabeth M. [...]
               b. February 1868   Maine

children:
   Eugenie M. Rodick   b. October 1892   Maine
   David O. Rodick   b. November 1893   Maine
   Serenus B. Rodick   b. May 1897   Maine   -   m. 1 February 1927   Catherine Sweetman   -   d. 1948   -   bur. Holy Redeemer Cemetery   Bar Harbor, Maine

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John Rodick
   (son of Daniel Rodick and Betty Hamor)
   b. age 63 y. as of 1850 census   Maine
   m. Thankful Higgins
            b. age 57 y. as of 1850 census   Maine

children:
   Jeremiah S. Rodick   b. age 38 y. as of 1850 census   Maine
   Walter M. Rodick   b. age 33 y. as of 1850 census   Maine
   Clarissa H. Rodick   b. age 27 y. as of 1850 census   Maine
   Mary A. Rodick   b. age 24 y. as of 1850 census   Maine
   John A. Rodick   b. age 21 y. as of 1850 census   Maine
   Betsey E. Rodick   b. age 18 y. as of 1850 census   Maine

documentation and notes

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Thomas Rodick
   (son of Daniel Rodick and Deborah Stanwood)
   b. age 24 y. as of 1850 census   Maine
   m. Hepzibah Ann Richards
            b. [1826 or October 1828?]   Maine
            d. 1901
                  bur. Hadley Point Cemetery   Bar Harbor, Maine

chidren:
   Amelia Rodick   b. age 8 y. as of 1860 census
   George W. Rodick   b. age 6 y. as of 1860 census   Maine
   Daniel Rodick II   b. age 39 y., 7 m. at death   Maine   -   d. 6 August 1897   -   bur. Hadley Point Cemetery   Bar Harbor, Maine
   Clara H. Rodick   b. age 19 y. as of 1880 census   Maine
   Pamelia A. "Millie" Rodick   b. age 7 y. as of 1870 census   Maine
   Fountain M. Rodick   b. age 2 y. as of 1870 census   Maine
   Elizabeth R. Rodick   b. October 1871   Maine   -   m. Edward A. Manck   -   d. 1949   -   bur. Hadley Point Cemetery   Bar Harbor, Maine

documentation and notes

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