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Ebenezer Grey Hilton

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Berwick, York, Maine
Death: Died in Georgetown, ME, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Mainwaring Hilton and Elizabeth Hilton / Gray
Husband of Mary Hilton
Father of Mary Lord Savage; Abigail Libby; Sarah Boynton; William Hilton; Benjamin Hilton and 7 others
Half brother of Alexander Gray; John GRAY; Nehemiah GRAY; Timothy GRAY; Abigail GRAY and 5 others

Occupation: Shot and Scalped by Indians
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About Ebenezer Grey Hilton

Ebenezer Hilton1

b. 23 May 1703, d. 31 July 1747

19th great-grandson of William I King of England.

17th great-grandson of Romanus de Helton.

16th great-grandson of Eleanor of Aquitaine Queen of England.

Great-grandson of William Hilton.

1st cousin 8 times removed of Kerry Suzanne Davis.

    Ebenezer Hilton was born on 23 May 1703.2 He was the son of Mainwaring Hilton and Elizabeth Thompson. Ebenezer Hilton married Mary Lord. They had 12 children and Sarah was their first born.3 Ebenezer Hilton died on 31 July 1747 at age 44. He was killed by the Indians at Pownalborough along with his son-in-law, John Boynton, Sarah's husbandl.3,4
    As his parents did not marry, Ebenezer was one of two illegitimate sons born to Mainwaring and Elizabeth.1

Children of Ebenezer Hilton and Mary Lord

William Hilton1

Sarah Hilton+1 b. c 1722

Citations

[S129] Personal communication between Kerry Davis and Jerrold F. Hilton of Butler, Wisconsin, E-mail from Jerry Hilton (e-mail address) of 10/19/2006, Subject: "Mainwaring Hiltons." Sources cited The Great Migration Begins by Robert Charles Anderson, published by the New England Historical Genealogical Society, the Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire by Noyes, Libby and Davis; also Rev. Charles Sinnet's material on Hilton Ancestors.

[S166] Liz Cardwell, "Hilton Family," e-mail message from e-mail address to Kerry Davis, 18 Ocober 2006, Birthdate from Liz family records.

[S166] Liz Cardwell, "Hilton Family," e-mail to Kerry Davis, 18 Ocober 2006.

[S129] Personal communication between Kerry Davis and Jerrold F. Hilton of Butler, Wisconsin, E-mail from Jerry Hilton (e-mail address) of 10/19/2006, Subject: "Mainwaring Hiltons." Sources cited The Great Migration Begins by Robert Charles Anderson, published by the New England Historical Genealogical Society; the Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire by Noyes, Libby and Davis; also Rev. Charles Sinnet's material on Hilton Ancestors.


Passengers of the The Anne and the Little James left London, England with her Master, William Peirce, and arrived in Plymouth June or July of 1623, carrying many family members left behind from the Mayflower and The Fortune.

The Anne 1623 London Eng to Plymouth, MA arriving June/July 1623.

Hilton, Mrs. ----,

Wife of William who "had sent for them before his death."

Hilton, William, Jr., son

Hilton, Mary, daughter

Were there two 1623 voyages for the Anne, one to Virginia, one to Plymouth


Ebeneezer Hilton was the illegitimate son of Elizabeth Thompson, daughter of John and Sarah (Emery) Thompson. Elizabeth b. about 1681, accused Manwaring Hilton of being the father. Manwaring Hilton was the great grandson of William Hilton, who came from England in 1621. When manwaring heard that he was being accused of being the father of this child, he vanished, never to be heard of again. The court gave Ebeneezer the legal name of Hilton.

His mother then married Alexander Grey and Ebeneezer was raised by them, along with several other children born to that union. Alexander died April 7 1725.

Ebeneezer married Mary Lord, whose great grandfather and grandmother , Nathan and Judith Lord had come from England. This Ebeneezer Hilton of Berwich and Wiscasset, built a Garrison house overlooking Montsweag Creek. Walkers and Grants, as well as the Greys, lived nearby and could see the garrison from their front door.

Ebeneezer was a wheelwright, millwright and carpenter, and he was working with James Grant rebuilding and improving a sawmill belonging to Christopher Tappan, until the Indian attack on July 31 1747, when he was killed.

On that day he and his son Joshua and Willaim, and his son in law John Boyington, were working in the fields when a band of Indians crept between them and where they had laid their muskets. His daughter, Mary was probably in the house because she saw the attack. Ebeneezer was said to have held them at bay against an old tree and fought till the end, even fighting on his knees after the Indians had hacked off both feet. He,Joshua and John were killed. William, then a boy of 15 or 16 was the only one left alive, and he was taken prisoner. He was carried up the Kennebeck River to Canada. where he was turned over to the French.

He escaped by the Gulf of St Lawrence and returned late that summer to tell of his hundred and fifty mile journey. He has been called the Christopher Columbus of Embden because, on his way, he was impressed by a country where he later settled, which is called Anson.

Ebeneezer Hilton's daughter Mary married James Savage son of James and Christian (Hunter) Savage, who was born in Londonberry Co. Ireland in 1715 and died in Woolwich, Maine in 1742. Mary became a averitable " mother in Isreal" to Woolwich people of her day.

Her grandmother, Ebeneezers mother, Elizabeth (Thompson) Grey, died in 1777 in Berwich me.

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Ebenezer Grey Hilton's Timeline

1703
May 23, 1703
Berwick, York, Maine
1719
February 28, 1719
Age 15
Berwick, ME, USA
1723
May 14, 1723
Age 19
North Berwick, ME, USA
1728
1728
Age 24
1730
September 3, 1730
Age 27
Pownsborough, Cumberland, ME, USa
1731
1731
Age 27
1733
1733
Age 29
1736
September 3, 1736
Age 33
Berwick, York, Maine
1736
Age 32
1740
January 11, 1740
Age 36
Berwick, York, ME, USA