Biographical Sketches Early Westbrook Maine Families
VALENTINE: Leander Valentine was born in the village of Saccarappa, town of Westbrook (then Stroudwater) on March 14, 1814, and is descended from an old family in the parish of Eccles, England:
John Valentine: first generation in America. Free man in Boston, Massachusetts, May 12, 1675. Married Mary Lynde, April 16, 1702. Had seven children.
Thomas Valentine: son of John and Mary (Lynde). Removed to Hopkinton, Massachusetts about 1730. Married Elizabeth Gooch, July 17, 1735. Had six sons and five daughters.
William Valentine: son of Thomas and Elizabeth (Gooch). Born November 2, 1750 at Hopkinton, Massachusetts. Married Elizabeth Jones, about 1770. Had eleven sons and five daughters.
William Valentine: son of William and Elizabeth (Jones). Born April 14, 1773. Married Abigail Spring of Northboro, Massachusetts. In 1803 removed to Westbrook (then Falmouth), where he engaged in the manufacture of nails and carried on a grocery trade. In 1815, he turned his attention to farming. He died in Westbrook on April 16, 1845; and his wife, Abigail died January 27, 1861. Had eleven children, including Albert, Caroline and Leander (the subject of this sketch).
PENNELL: William L. Pennell was born in the town of Gray, Maine, on April 15, 1821. The family descends:
Clement Pennell: one of three brothers who emigrated from the Isle of Jersey and settled in Deering (then Falmouth), Maine. He married Ruth Riggs on January 10, 1742.
Joseph Pennell: son of Clement and Ruth (Riggs). Married as his first wife, Hannah Ward, by whom he had eight children. He took as his second wife, Charlotte Nash, by whom he also had eight children.
Joseph Pennell: second child of Joseph and Hannah (Ward). He was born in the town of Gray on August 7, 1778. He married Elizabeth Stone of Kennebunk, Maine, on October 29, 1779. Their children were:
JORDAN: Samuel Jordan, was born in the town of Raymond (now the Town of Casco) on June 5, 1805. He is a descendant of: