Ebenezer Grey Hilton
|Birthplace:||Berwick, York, Maine|
|Death:||Died in Wiscasset, Lincoln County, Maine, United States|
|Cause of death:||Killed by Native Americans|
Son of Mainwaring Hilton and Elizabeth Hilton / Gray
|Occupation:||Shot and Scalped by Indians|
|Managed by:||Private User|
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About Ebenezer Grey Hilton
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
Sarah Hilton+1 b. c 1722
[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.
Ebenezer Grey Hilton's Timeline
May 23, 1703
Berwick, York, Maine
May 14, 1723
North Berwick, ME, USA
September 3, 1730
Pownsborough, Cumberland, ME, USa
September 3, 1736
Berwick, York, Maine
January 11, 1740
Berwick, York, ME, USA