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Nancy Marston Stewart
Birth: Feb. 29, 1808
Maine, USA
Death: Feb. 13, 1883
Adams County
Illinois, USA

Nancy Marston married William Stewart, in Maine, in May 1823. In 1836 they moved to Payson township, Adams Co., Ilinois.

Nancy Marston Stewart was the daughter of James Marston and Mary Grant.

Parents of Mary [Grant] Marston were:

Abijah Grant
1760 – 1826
Dorcas Trask
1768 – 1811

Marston family patriarch on Find A Grave:

1st Generation:
Capt. William Marston 1592 - 1672
Find A Grave Memorial# 95493495

2nd Generation:
Thomas Marston 1617 - 1690
Find A Grave Memorial# 95493928

For reference material on the history of the Marston family see:

History of the Town of Hampton, New Hampshire
From its settlement in 1638, to the autumn of 1892 by Dow
Volume 1
Volume 2

Marston Family History
by Nathaniel Washington Marston
Published 1888

Hampton Town Records

A legal notice was placed in THE QUINCY DAILY HERALD, Sept 2, 1858. William Stewart - Nancy's husband - died in 1857. The defendants in the case were Nancy and her children.

"STATE OF ILLINOIS --- COUNTY OF Adams, Sct., In the Adams Circuit Court, Illinois; to the October term, A. D. 1858.
Joseph Bennet…………………..complainant.
Nancy [Marston] Stewart, William A. Thompson, Maria [Stewart] Thompson, Joseph Totten, Isabella [Stewart] Totten, John Stewart, Adaniram J. Stewart, Joseph H. Stewart, George E. Stewart, Isaac N. Stewart, Florinda T. Stewart, Henry W. Stewart, Francis M. Stewart, Emma Stewart, Cyrus Stewart, Vinet V. Stewart, Giles S. Lewis and William Stewart, Jr…………………………defendants.

It appearing by affidavit on file, in the office of the clerk of the circuit court in and for said county, that said defendant, Adaniram J. Stewart and George E. Stewart reside out of this state:

Notice is therefore hereby given, on the Chancery side thereof, and that a summons has been issued against the said defendant first above named, returnable on the first day of the next term of the said circuit court, to be holden at the court house, in Quincy, on the fourth Monday in the month of October next, and that unless said defendant be and appear before said circuit court, on the return day of said summons, and answer the said complainant's bill of complaint, the allegations thereof will be taken as confessed against them and a decree entered according to the prayer of said bill.

Dated at Quincy, this 23d day of August A. D. 1858.
Isaac Shinn, complainants solicitor. an24d30d"

From: The Quincy Daily Herald; Sept 2, 1858; Page 3


Below extracted from: The Genealogies of Virginia Families from Tyler's Quarterly Historical Magazine, Vol. I, No. 1, page 525.

"THE MARRIAGE of William Stewart [Jr.]and Elizabeth Kay transfers our interests across seas, and we give record of William's father and grandfather.


JOHN STEWART married ISABELLA VANCE, Newtownards County Down, Ireland.

Children of Isabella Vance and John Stewart

Joseph born April 1800 (Newtownards, Ireland)
WILLIAM October 29, 1802 (Newtownards, Ireland)
John March 11, 1804 (Newtownards, Ireland)
James January 20, 1806 (Newtownards, Ireland)
Alexander July 12, 1808 (Newtownards, Ireland)
Gilbert April 20, 1815 (Newtownards, Ireland)
Isabella, Jr. July 2, 1826 (Newtownards, Ireland) Possibly in Cutler, Maine where the family moved in 1825.

William Stewart married Nancy Marston, May 6, 1823, in Cutler, Me. (William came over 2 years before the rest.)

Children of William Stewart and Nancy Marston:

Maria 24 Mar 1824
Mary Isabella 8 Feb 1826
John 21 Feb 1828
William 18 Jun 1830 [d. 26 June 1926]
Adamson 9 Feb 1832*
Joseph Howard 22 Nov 1833
George Edwin 5 Jul 1835
(The family moved from Cutler, ME, to Adams County, Illinois in 1836.)
Isaac Newton 19 Jul 1837
Florinda Terry 12 Feb1840 m. James Wise
Henry W. 23 May 1842
Francis Marian 9 Sep1844
Emma 16 May 1847 m. William Stemhoff
Cyrus 6 Jul 1849
Vinet Vance 14 Dec 1853"

* The name written in the above book for the 3rd son of William Stewart, Sr. and wife Nancy Marston is Adamson. Other references indicate the name is Adoniran J. (Judson.) See Land Grants for Jackson County, Oregon, at website:

Also, see Find a Grave site for Adoniram J. Stewart.

1850 Census
Payson Township
Adams Co., IL
Enumerated: Nov 23, 1850

William Stewart, 48 b. IRELAND
Nancy [Marston] Stewart 42, b. ME

John 22, b. ME
Adison J. 18, b. ME
Joseph H. 16, b. ME
George E. 15, b. ME
Isaac N. 13 b. ME
Florinda 8, b. IL
Henry S. 10, b. IL
Francis 6, M.
Emma b. 3, IL
Cyrus b. 1, IL

Ann J. Spicer 14, b. ME
John McLaughlin 20, b. IRELAND

1860 Census
Payson Township
Adams Co., IL

Mrs. Nancy Stewart 52, b. ME
[husband William died previously in 1857]

Florinda 6, b. IL
Marion 16, b. IL
Emma 12, b. IL
Cyrus 10, b. IL
Vinett 6, b. IL
James Spicer 19, b. NY
John Cook 10, b.?

1870 Census
Payson Township
Adams County
Enumerated: July 27, 1879

Nancy [Marston] Stewart 61, b. ME
Value of real estate: 21,500
Value of personal estate: 2,300
Cyrus Stewart 21 b. IL
Vinnet 17 b. IL
Margaret 20 b. Virginia
? 11 b. Illinois
Mary Marston [mother of Nancy] 83, b. ME

1880 Census
Payson Township
Adams County
Enumerated: June 4, 1880

Nancy Marston, age 72 (b. 1808) and her mother Mary [Grant], age 90 (b. 1790) were listed as living with Nancy's son Cyrus, therefore she died sometime after 1880 in Payson, Adams Co., Illinois

Name Age Birth Birth of Father, Mother
Cyrus Stewart, 29 b. IL f:IR m:ME
Margarett, 29 b. VA f: ? m: VA

Guy 10, b. IL f. IL m. VA
Leon 8, b. IL f. IL m. VA
John 6, b. IL f. IL m. VA
Burg 4, b. IL f. IL m. VA
Clide 2, b. IL f. IL m. VA

Nancy 72, b. ME f. Vermont m. ME

Mary 90, b. ME f. Ohio m. ME

Anna Cutforth 18, b. IL f. England m.ME

Parents of Nancy Marston were James and Mary [Grant] Marston.

In the Payson, Adams County News, Illinois, for February 30, 1883, was the following obituary of Mrs. Nancy Stewart: Born in Cutler, Washington Co., ME, February 29, 1808, died in Payson, IL, Feb 13, 1883. She was a daughter of James and Mary Marston.

A book called "The Marston genealogy: in two parts (1888)" was written in 1888 by Nathan Washington Marston, b. 1827. The lineage of Nancy Marston was extracted from this book and the pages which refer to her lineage are in the photo section.

These pages can be saved by right clicking on the photo and clicking on 'Save image as', or 'Save target as.'

The entire 636 page book has been uploaded in digital form on the internet archive of the Boston Public Library. The book may be read online and downloaded in PDF form at the following link:

Summary of Nancy Marston Stewart's ancestors:
(1) Nancy Marston + William Stewart, Sr.
(1808 – 1883) (1802 – 1857)

(2) James Marston + Mary Grant

(3) Levi Marston + Mary Rand

(4) James Marston + Phebe (Pease)

(5) James Marston + Sarah Remick

(6) Caleb Marston + Anna Moulton

(7) Isaac Marston + Elizabeth Brown (d/o John and Sarah (Walker) Brown
(1648 - ?)

(8) Thomas Marston + Mary Estow

(9) William Marston, Sr. + Sarah Goody
Find A Grave Memorial# 95493495

Detailed extracts from the book "The Marston Genealogy are given below

page 24
Mary's father: James Marston

"JAMES MARSTON was born in Durham, N.H., Aug. 8, 1789, and came with his parents to Cutler, Me., about A.D. 1800.
He married Mary Grant, March 24, 1806, and resided in Cutler till 1835, then moved to Flushing, L.I, thence to Illinois, and died on board the steamer on the Illinois river, en route, Oct. 2, 1840, aged 41 years. He was a master mariner, and had 12 children.

[oldest child] Nancy, born Feb. 29, 1808, md. William Stewart.

Mary's grandfather: Levi Marston
page 20, 21

"LEVI MARSTON, was born (probably) in Newmarket, N.H., Feb. 18, 1755; m. 1st, Mary Rand, May 10, 1780, and resided in Durham till 1791, then removed to Effingham, thence to Prospect, Me., about 1798; then again, soon after, to Cutler, Me. He perished with the cold in an open boat while on his way home to Cutler from Eastport, Jan 27, 1809, during a bitterly cold snap. The boat was afterward found, and he was buried on the island of Grand Menan, N.B. He was a blacksmith by trade. He had nine children. Md. 2d, Miss Richardson."

Mary's great(1)grandfather: James Marston
Page 19

"JAMES MARSTON was born in Newmarket, N.H., about 1732; md. Phebe (Pease, probably), in 1754. By a deed to his brother Caleb, of Newmarket, March 16, 1768, he was living in Canterbury, probably one of the original proprietors, but he moved to Chichester, where he died in 1775-6, aged about 43 or 44 years. He was a blacksmith. Phebe was appointed administratrix April 30, 1777, and Thomas Hunneford and Nathaniel Pease of Newmarket were her sureties.

Mary's great, great (2)grandfather: James Marston
Page 18

"JAMES MARSTON was born in Hampton, N. H., May 18, 1697; md. Sarah Remick of Oyster River, Durham, N. H., Dec. 30, 1725, and settled in Newmarket, where he died in 1767, aged 70 years. He was a blacksmith. His will was made April 8, 1767, and proved Oct. 27, 1767.

Mary's great, great, great (3)grandfather was Caleb Marston
Page 17

"CALEB MARSTON, was born in Hampton., N. H., May 19, 1672; md. Anna Moulton about 1696, and settled in North Hampton on the homestead, where he died in April, 1747, aged 75 years. He will was made April 22, 1746, and proved May 27, 1747.

Mary's great, great, great, great (4)grandfather: ISAAC MARSTON
Page 16

"ISAAC MARSTON, was born in Hampton, N. H., A.D. 1647-8; md. Elizabeth Brown, Dec 25, 1669, a daughter of John and Sarah (Walker) Brown. She died Oct. 5, 1689, and he married 2d, Mrs. Jane (Brackett) Haines, April 19, 1697, widow of Matthias Hanes, Sr. He was made freeman, April 26, 1678, and was selectman in 1681. His farm was on "North Hill" (now of North Hampton), and is the same now (1886) occupied by David Simon Narston, who is the sixth generation of this name who have owned and lived on it. Isaac was living in 1714, and deeded land and buildings to his son Thomas.

Mary's great, great, great, great, great (5)grandfather: Thomas Marston.
Page 16

"THOMAS MARSTON, eldest son of William, Sr., was born in England, probably Yorkshire county), about May or June, 1617, and came to Salem, Mass., with his father in 1634, and went with him to Newbury about 1637; thence to Hampton, N. H., in October, 1638, where he married Mary Estow ab out 1647, a daughter of William Estow, Esq. Being past twenty-one years of age, it is very probable that he had a grant of land from the General Court, as did the other pioneers; then he bought land of John Sanborn, May 25, 1645, and lesed a house and lot from Robert Knight, which formerly belonged to to Robert Marston, Oct. 5, 1653.

The provincial records show that he was a capable and highly esteemed citizen, and was prominent in the town's business affairs, and in all matters appertaining to the interests of the community. He died testate, in Hampton, Sept. 28, 1690, aged seventy-three years and about seven months, (See his will.)[Listed in the book pp. 12 - 15]

Mary's great, great, great, great, great, great,(6) grandfather was William Marston, Sr.
Page 6

"WILLIAM MARSTON, Sr., patriarch of the Hampton, N. H., branch, was born in England (tradition says Yorkshire county), about A. D.. 1592, and came to Salem, Mass., in 1634 with his family (and probably two brothers, Robert and John), and resided there about three years, receiving a grant of land in 1636 from the General Court of Massachusetts, but soon after went to Newbury for a short time; thence, in October, 1638, to Winnecumet, where he with
fifty-five others settled on the lands granted them by the General Court of Massachusetts, and they called the place Hampton (Norfolk county), after the English home of a part of the settlers, and by this name it was incorporated.

It is quite probable that his first wife lived till about 1660. Then about 1662, when about seventy years old, he married second, Sabrina Page, aged eighteen or twenty years, a daughter of Robert and Lucia Page, of Ormesby (Yarmouth), Norfolk county, England, by whom he had one daughter, Tryphena.

He was a kindhearted, benevolent, and godly man, and was a member of the Quaker or Friends, church, and suffered persecutions for his religious tenets. He often harbored and aided his distressed and persecuted brethren, for which Christian deeds he was robbed by exorbitant fines by the zealous and bigoted courts. In Felt's Annals of New England I find this record:

'Oct. 14, 1657, William Marston petitioned the court at Hampton, that the fine of L15 may be remitted that had been imposed on him for keeping a paper and two books which inculcated Quaker doctrines.'

He died in Hampton, June 30, 1672, aged about eighty years. See his will. [Page 8 in the book.]

Sister to Nancy Marston is Jane Marston Cutforth. See Find A Grave Memorial# 26709061. 
Family links: 
  William Stewart (1802 - 1857)
  Maria Stewart Thompson (1824 - 1903)*
  Mary Isabella Stewart Totten (1826 - 1858)*
  John Stewart (1828 - 1907)*
  William A Stewart (1830 - 1926)*
  Adoniram Judson Stewart (1832 - 1912)*
  Joseph Howard Stewart (1833 - 1905)*
  Isaac Newton Stewart (1837 - 1913)*
  Henry Willard Stewart (1842 - 1909)*
  Francis Marion Stewart (1844 - 1920)*
  Cyrus Stewart (1849 - 1910)*
  Vinet Vance Stewart (1853 - 1929)*
*Calculated relationship
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