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Mount Desert Island Families — Salisbury

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(updated 30 March 2014)

Welcome to the Salisbury 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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In the census records and on gravestones, this surname is variously spelled Salsbury and Salisbury. Until a distinction is made in spelling for a particular lineage, the spelling "Salisbury" is used here. The earliest census records for Mount Desert Island that listed a Salisbury as a "head of family" was the 1790 census of the town of Mount Desert [including what are now the towns of Bar Harbor, Cranberry Isles, Mount Desert, Southwest Harbor, and Tremont], which reported households for Ebenezer Salisbury with 4 "free white males" 16 and upwards, 2 "free white males" under 16, and 6 "free white females" (all ages), Jabez (1, 1, 4), and Reuben (1, 2, 5). (Note that all the persons in these households did not necessarily have the surname Salisbury. Until the 1850 census, individual members of a household were reported only by a number in a category; e.g., "3 females under 10".) Subsequent years through 1840 reported the following households.
1800 Eden [now Bar Harbor]: Ebenezer (4 persons), Ebenezer Jr. (3), Nathan (5), Stephen (6)
1800 Mount Desert [now Cranberry Isles, Mount Desert, Southwest Harbor, and Tremont]: Jabez (6)
1810 Eden [now Bar Harbor]: Ebenezer (9), Ebenezer (2), Nathan (8), Stephen (9)
1810 Mount Desert [now Cranberry Isles, Mount Desert, Southwest Harbor, and Tremont]: Jabez (6)
1820 Eden [now Bar Harbor]: Ebenezer (10)
1820 Mount Desert [now Cranberry Isles, Mount Desert, Southwest Harbor, and Tremont]: Jabez (3)
1830 Eden [now Bar Harbor]: Bethuel (2), Ebenezer (5), Reuben (4), Reuben 2nd (6), Stephen (2)
1840 Eden [now Bar Harbor]: Bethuel (9), John (6), Reuben (5), Reuben S. (8), Upton (6)
1840 Mount Desert [now Mount Desert, Southwest Harbor, and Tremont]: Nathan (3)

   

Alburn Salisbury
   (son of John Salisbury and Julia [...])
   b. age 30 y., 7 m. at death
   m. Sarah C. [...]
   d. 10 January 1873
         bur. Salisbury Cove Cemetery   Bar Harbor, Maine

child:
   Allie E. Salisbury   b. age 1 y., 3 m., 12 d. at death   -   d. 10 February 1874   -   bur. Salisbury Cove Cemetery   Bar Harbor, Maine

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Bethuel Salisbury
   (son of [...])
   b. age 65 y., 6 m., 4 d. at death   Maine
   m. Elizabeth T. [...]
            b. age 42 y. as of 1850 census   Maine
   d. 4 July 1872
         bur. Mount Desert Street Cemetery   Bar Harbor, Maine

children:
   Eben A. Salisbury   b. 1831   Maine   -   m. Mary A. [...]   -   d. 1909   -   bur. Ledgelawn Cemetery   Bar Harbor, Maine
   [Edmund M. or Edward?] Salisbury   b. age 16 y. as of 1850 census   Maine
   Stephen Salisbury   b. age 14 y. as of 1850 census   Maine
   A. Judson Salisbury   b. age 10 y. as of 1850 census   Maine
   Emma E. Salisbury   b. age 7 y. as of 1850 census   Maine
   Olevia Salisbury   b. age 19 y., 6 m., 4 d. at death   Maine   -   d. 1 December 1865   -   bur. Mount Desert Street Cemetery   Bar Harbor, Maine

documentation and notes

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Calvin Salisbury
   (son of [...])
   b. age 47 y. as of 1860 census   [Massachusetts?]
   m. Adeline [...]
            b. age 46 y. as of 1860 census   Massachusets

children:
   Frances W. Salisbury   b. age 20 y. as of 1860 census   Massachusetts
   Laura H. Salisbury   b. age 16 y. as of 1860 census   Massachusetts

documentation and notes

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Charles Frederick Salisbury
   (son of Everett J. Salisbury and Carrie E. Coombs)
   b. age 11 y. as of 1920 census   Maine
   m. 10 July 1931
         Veronica Leona O'Brien
               (dau. of Jack O'Brien and Helen Gertrude Scammon)
               b. 5 November 1908   Ellsworth, Maine
               d. 28 January 2013   Bar Harbor, Maine
                     bur. Woodbine Cemetery   Ellsworth, Maine
   d. 25 February 1986   Bar Harbor, Maine

children:
   W. Dayton Salisbury
   Paul Edward Salisbury
   Mary Barbara Elaine Salisbury   m. James Major   -   d. 15 August 1978

documentation and notes

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Eben A. Salisbury
   (son of Bethuel Salisbury and Elizabeth T. [...])
   b. 1831   Maine
   m. Mary A. [...]
            b. age 36 y. as of 1860 census   Ireland
   d. 1909
         bur. Ledgelawn Cemetery   Bar Harbor, Maine

child:
   Virginia Salisbury   b. age 6 y. as of 1860 census   Maine

documentation and notes

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Ebenezer Salisbury
   (son of [...])
   b. 1739
   m. Mehitable [...]
            b. 1740
            d. 1825
                  bur. Salisbury Cove Cemetery   Bar Harbor, Maine
   d. 1825
         bur. Salisbury Cove Cemetery   Bar Harbor, Maine

children:
   Molly Salisbury   m. James Leland
   Stephen Salisbury   m. Anna Snow Young
   Ebenezer Salisbury   b. age 74 y. at death   -   m. Abigail Knowles   -   d. 6 April 1848   -   bur. Salisbury Cove Cemetery   Bar Harbor, Maine
   Abigail Salisbury   m. Barnabas Young
   Betsy Salisbury   m. George Anderson
   Thankful Salisbury   b. age 69 y., 2 m. at death   -   m. Ebenezer L. Leland   -   d. 30 October 1850   -   bur. Leland Cemetery   Bar Harbor, Maine
   Reuben Salisbury   m. Sarah Anderson
   Nathan Salisbury   m. Affiah Higgins
   Ephraim Salisbury   m. 12 July 1801   Fannie Knowles   -   d. 19 August 1809
   Penelope Salisbury   m. Sparrow Higgins
   Lois Salisbury   m. Ephraim Cousins

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Elbridge Salisbury
   (son of [...])
   b. age 38 y. as of 1850 census   Maine
   m. Mehitabel [...]
            b. age 34 y. as of 1850 census   Maine

children:
   Ruany W. Salisbury   b. age 1 y., 17 d. at death   -   d. 30 March 1846   -   bur. Salisbury Cove Cemetery   Bar Harbor, Maine
   infant son Salisbury   b. age 3 w. at death   -   d. 5 July 1847   -   bur. Salisbury Cove Cemetery   Bar Harbor, Maine
   Edwina Salisbury   b. age 1 y. as of 1850 census   Maine

documentation and notes

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Ephraim Salisbury
   (son of Ebenezer Salisbury and Mehitable [...])
   m. 12 July 1801
         Fannie Knowles
               d. 19 August 1809

children:
   Henry Salisbury   b. 4 October 1802   -   d. 21 October 1802
   John Salisbury   b. 3 November 1803   Maine   -   m. Julia [...]   -   d. 26 December 1853   -   bur. Salisbury Cove Cemetery   Bar Harbor, Maine
   Nathan Salisbury   b. 17 March 1808

documentation and notes

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Everett J. Salisbury
   (son of Nathan J. Salisbury and Sophia L. [...])
   b. age 9 y. as of 1880 census   Maine
   m. 3 October 1904
         Carrie E. Coombs
               b. age 41 y. as of 1920 census   Maine

children:
   Everett J. Salisbury   b. 1906   Maine   -   d. 1950   -   bur. Hillside Cemetery   Bar Harbor, Maine
   Charles Frederick Salisbury   b. age 11 y. as of 1920 census   Maine   -   m. 10 July 1931   Veronica Leona O'Brien   -   d. 25 February 1986   Bar Harbor, Maine
   [Paul?] S. Salisbury   b. age 7 y. as of 1920 census   Maine
   Robert E. Salisbury   b. age 9 m. as of 1920 census   Maine

documentation and notes

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Francis Salisbury
   (son of [...])
   b. age 39 y. as of 1860 census   Maine
   m. Catherine [...]
            b. age 35 y. as of 1860 census   Maine

children:
   Adelbert Salisbury   b. age 14 y. as of 1860 census   Maine
   Isabel Salisbury   b. age 4 y. as of 1860 census   Maine

documentation and notes

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John Salisbury
   (son of Ephraim Salisbury and Fannie Knowles)
   b. 3 November 1803   Maine
   m. Julia [...]
            b. age 40 y. as of 1850 census   Maine
   d. 26 December 1853
         bur. Salisbury Cove Cemetery   Bar Harbor, Maine

children:
   Orilla Salisbury   b. age 16 y. as of 1850 census   Maine
   Erastus B. Salisbury   b. 1835   Maine   -   d. 1924   -   bur. Salisbury Cove Cemetery   Bar Harbor, Maine
   Nathan M. Salisbury   b. age 13 y. as of 1850 census and 18 y., 6 m. at death   Maine   -   d. [...] "was drowned"   -   bur. Salisbury Cove Cemetery   Bar Harbor, Maine
   Emma Jane Salisbury   b. age 10 y. as of 1850 census   Maine
   Alburn Salisbury   b. age 30 y., 7 m. at death   Maine   -   m. Sarah C. [...]   -   d. 10 January 1873   -   bur. Salisbury Cove Cemetery   Bar Harbor, Maine
   Bethany Salisbury   b. age 4 y. as of 1850 census   Maine
   Margaret E. Salisbury   b. age 2 y. as of 1850 census   Maine

documentation and notes

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John S. Salisbury
   (son of [...])
   b. 13 April 1829   Maine
   m. Endora [...]
            b. age 32 y. as of 1860 census   Maine
   d. 2 February 1894
         bur. Leland Cemetery   Bar Harbor, Maine

children:
   Marston B. Salisbury   b. 1852   Maine   -   m. Sarah E. [...]   -   d. 1945   -   bur. Leland Cemetery   Bar Harbor, Maine
   Wilbur R. Salisbury   b. 10 July 1855   Maine   -   m. Julia A. Hamor   -   d. 24 December 1947   -   bur. Hillside Cemetery   Bar Harbor, Maine
   Sarah Almira Salisbury   b. age 1 y. as of 1860 census   Maine
   Bayard T. Salisbury   b. age 9 y. as of 1870 census   Maine
   Jennie E. Salisbury   b. age 7 y. as of 1870 census   Maine
   John R. Salisbury   b. age 5 y. as of 1870 census   Maine

documentation and notes

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Marston B. Salisbury
   (son of John S. Salisbury and Endora [...])
   b. 1852   Maine
   m. Sarah E. [...]
            b. 1861
            d. 1918
                  bur. Leland Cemetery   Bar Harbor, Maine
   d. 1945
         bur. Leland Cemetery   Bar Harbor, Maine

child:
   George L. Salisbury   b. 1884   -   d. 1902   -   bur. Leland Cemetery   Bar Harbor, Maine

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Nathan Salisbury
   (son of [...])
   m. 9 April 1798
         Affiah Higgins

children:
   William Salisbury   b. 12 August 1798
   James Salisbury   b. 25 October 1799
   Clarissa Salisbury   b. 3 February 1801
   Reuben S. Salisbury   b. 16 April 1802   -   m. Lydia H. [...]   -   d. 18 August 1889   -   bur. Mountain View Cemetery   Bar Harbor, Maine
   son   b. 8 September 1803   -   d. 9 September 1803
   son   b. 8 September 1803   -   d. 11 September 1803
   son   b. 27 July 1804   -   d. 27 July 1804
   Ephraim Salisbury   b. 8 October 1805
   Abigail Salisbury   b. 27 February 1808   

documentation and notes

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Nathan Salisbury
   (son of [...])
   b. age 63 y., 16 d. at death   Maine
   m. Bethany E. [...]
            b. age 71 y., 8 m., 13 d. at death   Maine
            d. 18 July 1886
                  bur. Brookside Cemetery   Mount Desert, Maine
   d. 4 July 1870
         bur. Brookside Cemetery   Mount Desert, Maine

children:
   Roscoe G. Salisbury   b. 1837   Connecticut   -   m. Henrietta K. [...]
   Nathan J. Salisbury   b. age 19 y. as of 1860 census   Maine
   John T. Salisbury   b. age 68 y. at death   Maine   -   d. 22 December 1911   -   bur. Brookside Cemetery   Mount Desert, Maine
   Abbie F. Salisbury   b. age 23 y. at death   Maine   -   d. 28 February 1873   -   bur. Brookside Cemetery   Mount Desert, Maine
   Annie Salisbury   b. age 21 y. as of 1880 census   Maine

documentation and notes

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Nathan J. Salisbury
   (son of [...])
   b. age 38 y. as of 1880 census   Maine
   m. Sophia L. [...]
            b. age 31 y. as of 1880 census   Maine

children:
   Everett J. Salisbury   b. age 9 y. as of 1880 census   Maine   -   m. 3 October 1904   Carrie E. Coombs
   Lowell G. Salisbury   b. age 6 y. as of 1880 census   Maine   -   m. 2 October 1899   -   Mary B. Darrol
   Abbie F. Salisbury   b. age 3 y. as of 1880 census   Maine

documentation and notes

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Reuben Salisbury
   (son of [...])
   b. age 47 y. as of 1850 census   Maine
   m. Almira M. [...]
            b. age 59 y., 1 m., [21 or 24?] d. at death   Maine
            d. 13 February 1866
                  bur. Mount Desert Street Cemetery   Bar Harbor, Maine

children:
   Abigail Salisbury   b. age 22 y. as of 1850 census   Maine
   John Salisbury   b. age 21 y. as of 1850 census   Maine
   Warren Salisbury   b. age 18 y. as of 1850 census   Maine
   Thomas R. Salisbury   b. age [3?] y., [3?] m., [13?] d. at death   -   d. 5 January 1836   -   bur. Mount Desert Street Cemetery   Bar Harbor, Maine

documentation and notes

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Reuben S. Salisbury
   (son of Nathan Salisbury and Affiah Higgins)
   b. 16 April 1802
   m. Lydia H. [...]
            b. age 68 y., 7 m., 11 d. at death
            d. 14 December 1872
                  bur. Mountain View Cemetery   Bar Harbor, Maine
   d. 18 August 1889
         bur. Mountain View Cemetery   Bar Harbor, Maine

children:
   Aphia L. Salisbury   b. 24 February 1829   Maine   -   m. Eben M. Hamor   -   d. 2 October 1899   -   bur. Mountain View Cemetery   Bar Harbor, Maine
   Penuel Salisbury   b. age 13 y. as of 1850 census   Maine
   Wilson Salisbury   b. age 10 y., 10 m. at death   -   d. 17 April 1845   -   bur. Mountain View Cemetery   Bar Harbor, Maine
   Westbrook Salisbury   b. age 11 y., 6 m. at death   Maine   -   d. 6 May 1852   ("was drowned")   -   bur. Mountain View Cemetery   Bar Harbor, Maine
   Elliot J. Salisbury   b. age 21 y. at death   Maine   -   d. 31 May 1864   Washington, D.C.   -   [bur.?] Mountain View Cemetery   Bar Harbor, Maine

documentation and notes

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Roscoe G. Salisbury
   (son of Nathan Salisbury and Bethany E. [...])
   b. 1837   Connecticut
   m. Henrietta K. [...]
            b. 1840   Maine
            d. 1903
                  bur. Brookside Cemetery   Mount Desert, Maine
   d. 1903
         bur. Brookside Cemetery   Mount Desert, Maine

child:
   Edith Salisbury   b. age 11 y. as of 1880 census   Maine

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Stephen Salisbury
   (son of [...])
   m. Anna [...]

children:
   Philenda Salisbury   b. 7 January 1794
   Anna Salisbury   b. 10 July 1795   -   d. 31 March 1796
   Anna Salisbury   b. 17 March 1797
   Philip Salisbury   b. 5 April 1799
   Azubah Salisbury   b. 3 February 1800

documentation and notes

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Stephen Salisbury
   (son of [...])
   b. age 41 y. as of 1880 census   Maine
   m. Sarah Elizabeth [...]
            b. age 35 y. as of 1880 census   Maine

children:
   Vesta E. Salisbury   b. age 4 y. as of 1870 census   Maine
   Vernon R. Salisbury   b. age 1 y. as of 1880 census   Maine

documentation and notes

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Upton G. Salisbury
   (son of [...])
   b. age 86 y. at death   Maine
   m. Thankful [...]
            b. age 70 y. at death  Maine
            d. 15 March 1880
                  bur. Salisbury Cove Cemetery   Bar Harbor, Maine
   d. 28 May 1901
         bur. Salisbury Cove Cemetery   Bar Harbor, Maine

children:
   infant daughter Salisbury   d. 5 [...] 18[4?]0   -   bur. Salisbury Cove Cemetery   Bar Harbor, Maine
   Martha J. Salisbury   b. age 12 y. as of 1850 census   Maine   -   [m.? before 1860 census   Charles J. Ward]
   Samuel A. Salisbury   b. age 34 y. at death   Maine   -   d. 24 August 1873   -   bur. Salisbury Cove Cemetery   Bar Harbor, Maine
   Arthur LaForest Salisbury [see note below]   b. age 21 y., 11 m. at death   Maine   -  d. 20 July 1867   -   bur. Salisbury Cove Cemetery   Bar Harbor, Maine
   George M. Salisbury   b. age 22 y. at death   Maine   -   d. 30 August 1869   -   bur. Salisbury Cove Cemetery   Bar Harbor, Maine
   infant daughter Salisbury   b. age 4 w., 1 d. at death   -   d. 9 September 1852   -   bur. Salisbury Cove Cemetery   Bar Harbor, Maine
   infant son Salisbury   b. age 4 w., 4 d. at death   -   d. 12 September 1852   -   bur. Salisbury Cove Cemetery   Bar Harbor, Maine
   Bethuel Salisbury   b. age 23 y. at death   -   d. 24 August 1873   -   bur. Salisbury Cove Cemetery   Bar Harbor, Maine
   Albert F. Salisbury   b. age 5 y., 10 m., 16 d. at death   -   d. 9 February 1859   -   bur. Salisbury Cove Cemetery   Bar Harbor, Maine
   [infant?] son Salisbury   age 3 [...] at death   -   d. 17 May 18[...]   -   bur. Salisbury Cove Cemetery   Bar Harbor, Maine

Note: Name on gravestone is "Auther".

documentation and notes

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Wilbur R. Salisbury
   (son of John S. Salisbury and Endora [...])
   b. 10 July 1855
   m. 16 y. as of 1900 census
         Julia A. Hamor
               (dau. of Alden S. Hamor and Tryphena N. Higgins)
               b. 30 April 1855
               d. 7 October 1930
                     bur. Hillside Cemetery   Bar Harbor, Maine
   d. 24 December 1947
         bur. Hillside Cemetery   Bar Harbor, Maine

children:
   Lucy M. Salisbury   b. November 1884   Maine
   infant son Salisbury   [b. and?] d. 19 June 1890   -   bur. Hillside Cemetery   Bar Harbor, Maine

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