Samuel Small, Esq, Jr. (1718 - 1791)

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Birthplace: Kittery, ME, USA
Death: Died in Scarborough, ME, USA
Occupation: Town Clerk of Scarborough, Chief Justice of Cumberland County Court of Common Pleas
Managed by: Daniel Chalfant
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About Samuel Small, Esq, Jr.

Like his father, he became Deacon of the Congregational Church and also town clerk. He was the chief justice of the Cumberland court of common pleas. In 1773, his father divided the Ossipee lands that he owned between 3 sons. After a contest in the courts, the deed the father had made with the Indians was valid and their title perfect for them to inherit the land.

Samuel Small did not enter mitiary service at any time during the Revolution but he did serve as a scout for 6 months with Capt. Joseph Fry. He was very active in town affairs and the house he built in town is still standing.

In 1766, he built a house in Limington situated upon a slight eminence overlooking the sea half a mile away. The house is still standing and in recent years it has been strengthened and restored to its original lines. It is now owned and occupied by a descendant. The most noticeable feature is a perfectly appointed dairy room, sunk about half the depth of an ordinary cellar, on the northwest corner, opening from the kitchen.

In the settlement of the Ossipee lands, Samuel Small, with sons and sons-in-law, was especially active and did much toward their development but he never lived there. Of the five sons of his father, he is the only one known to have been buried in the Old Black Point Cemetery of Scarborough.

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Samuel Small, Esq, Jr.'s Timeline

May 26, 1718
Kittery, ME, USA
September 22, 1728
Age 10
Scarborough, ME, USA
February 16, 1740
Age 21
Scarborough, ME, USA
October 7, 1742
Age 24
Scarborough, Cumberland, ME, USA
August 11, 1744
Age 26
Scarborough, Cumberland, ME, USA
August 25, 1746
Age 28
Scarborough, Cumberland, ME, USA
October 23, 1748
Age 30
August 17, 1751
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Scarborough, Cumberland, ME, USA
April 22, 1754
Age 35