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1. JAMES b. ?Quebec m. CHASEY PERKINS James Des Champs was a Frenchman and accompanied a gentleman to this country as an interpreter.(1) On 14 Jan. 1728 James was granted 100 acres of land on the Saco or Old Post Road. Each of the 14 grantees drew lots and paid 10/ and promised to live on their grant for 10 years. They were also to build a garrison.(2) James and Chasey were still living on 20 Aug. 1762 when they deeded land to Thomas Wiswell.(3) Issue     I. James- m. before 1760 Elizabeth Wildes (b.c.1740, d. before 18 Mar. 1784), d. 1776, Lake Champlain 2II. PETER m. before Sept. 1773 HANNAH WILDES (b.c.1750), d. before Aug. 1816 Arundel 3III. OLIVE- m. SAMUEL WILDES IV. Moses- m. 30 Mar. 1758 Biddeford, Elizabeth Paterson. Moses moved to Saco V. Chase- m. Elizabeth ______, moved to Saco

Ref: (1) History of Kennebunkport- Charles Bradbury, Kennebunk, 1837, pp.238-9 (2) Ibid- pp.128-9 (3) York Deeds- Vol.42, p.42 2II. PETER (JAMES 1) m. before Sept. 1773 HANNAH WILDES (b.c.1750) d. before Aug. 1816 Arundel Peter and Hannah renewed their covenant in the church in Arundel 5 Sept. 1773. Peter was on the list of Arundel men who were drafted in Oct. 1776, however, I have been unable to find out any other information about his military service.(1) Peter was taxed in Arundel in Oct. 1798 for a house valued at $30, 38 acres of land valued at $199, and a houselot valued at $105.(2) Administration on the estate of Peter Deshon was granted before 6 Jan. 1817 to John Wildes, an heir by right of his wife Hannah as Peter's only surviving son Jonathan refused. The inventory amounted to £468 including his homestead in Arundel.(3) The division was made 8 Apr. 1817 to Hannah Wildes, eldest daughter (18 acres), Jonathan Deshon (3 acres including the house), Lydia Deshon (8 acres), the heirs of Benjamin Deshon, deceased (a lot), and the heir of Elijah Deshon, deceased (5 acres). On 6 Jan. 1817 John Wildes was permitted to sell Peter's lands.(4) Issue I. Hannah- m. 14 June 1795 Arundel, John Wildes  II. Jonathan- m. 4 June 1807 Arundel, Mary Ward  III. Lydia- b. 21 Oct. 1794 Arundel, m. 6 June 1821 Bath, Philip Higgins (b. 14 Dec. 1795 Bath  4IV. BENJAMIN- m. 19 Nov. 1796 Arundel, EDITH HUTCHINS (m.2. 7 Nov. 1807 Arundel, Elijah Deshon (d. before 1810), 3. int. 28 Sept. 1811 Samuel Buzzell of Wells)

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 V. Elijah- m. 7 Nov. 1807 Arundel, Edy Deshon (m.1. 19 Nov. 1796 Arundel, Benjamin Deshon, 3. int. 28 Sept. 1811 Arundel, Samuel Buzzell of Wells)  VI. Samuel- d.s.p. before Aug. 1816  VII. Joseph- d.s.p. before Aug. 1816  VIII. Stephen- d.s.p. before Aug. 1816  IX. David- d.s.p. before Aug. 1816 Ref: (1) History of Kennebunk Port- p.291 (2) 1798 Mass. Direct Tax- District 12, Division 2, pp.167,209 (3) York Co. Probate- No.4362 (4) York Deeds- Vol.102, p.179; Vol.105, p.163 4IV. BENJAMIN (JAMES 1, PETER 2) m. 19 Nov. 1798 Arundel, EDITH HUTCHINS (bpt. 8 June 1794 Arundel, m.2. 7 Nov. 1807 Arundel, Elijah Deshon (d. before 1810), 3. int. 28 Sept. 1811 Samuel Buzzell of Wells) In the 1810 census "Eady Deshon" headed a household in Arundel which included 1 female 10-15, 1 male under 10, and 1 female under 10.(1) Issue- all children bpt. in Arundel  I. Phebe- bpt. 4 Sept. 1800  5II. STEPHEN- b. 3 Aug. 1801 Arundel, bpt. 17 Sept. 1802, int. 26 June 1825 Alfred, MARGARITE GERRY, d. 13 Feb. 1875 Kennebunport  III. Mary Ann- b. 19 June 1805, bpt. 20 Apr. 1806, m. Ephraim Wildes Ref: (1) 1810 Census- Arundel, p. 875 Kennebunkport VR MI- Dobson Cemetery, Wildes District Road, Kennebunkport 5I. STEPHEN (JAMES 1, PETER 2, BENJAMIN 3) b. 3 Aug. 1801 Arundel bpt. 17 Sept. 1802 Arundel int. 26 June 1825 Alfred, MARGARITE GERRY d. 13 Feb. 1875 Kennebunkport bur. Dobson Cemetery, Wildes District Road, Kennebunkport Issue 2I. SUSANNA- b. 28 May 1828 Kennebunkport, m. 5 Apr. 1846 EPHRAIM HUFF (b.c.1820), d. 24 Nov. 1909 Kennebunkport Ref: Maine Bureau of Vital Statistics- 24 Nov. 1909 Kennebunkport VR

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