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Deborah Twitchell Adams
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Birth: Feb. 2, 1772
Bethel
Oxford County
Maine, USA
Death: Apr. 25, 1803
Gilead
Oxford County
Maine, USA

Deborah was the daughter of Eleazer Twitchell of Sherborn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts and Martha Mason Twitchell of Bethel, Oxford County, Maine. Martha and Eleazer were married on 04 April 1768 in Dublin, Cheshire County, New Hampshire. Martha and Eleazer had twelve children. They were: Simeon Twitchell was born on 11 February 1770 in Dublin, Cheshire County, New Hampshire; Deborah Twitchell was born on 02 February 1772 in Bethel, Oxford County, Maine; Martha Twitchell was born on 06 May 1774 in Sherborn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts; Amos Twitchell was born on 22 August 1776 in Dublin, Cheshire County, New Hampshire; Moses Twitchell was born on 06 March 1779 in Dublin, Cheshire County, New Hampshire; Joseph Twitchell was born on 28 March 1782 in Bethel, Oxford County, Maine; Lydia Twitchell was born on 26 May 1784 in Bethel, Oxford County, Maine; Eleazer Twitchell was born on 28 November 1786 in Bethel, Oxford County, Maine; Sylvanus Twitchell was born on 02 May 1789 in Bethel, Oxford County, Maine; Asa Twitchell was born on 01 June 1791 in Bethel, Oxford County, Maine; Cynthia Twitchell was born on 14 July 1793 in Bethel, Oxford County, Maine; and Adeline Twitchell was born on 02 April 1797 in Bethel, Oxford County, Maine.

Deborah married Isaac Adams in 1800 in Possibly New Hampshire, or Oxford County, Maine. Deborah and Isaac had one child. Eliphalet Adams was born on 28 January 1801 in Possibly New Hampshire.

Note: Deborah drowned in the Androscoggin River in Gilead, Oxford County, Maine. She was thirty-one years old when she died.

Note: On the 25th of April, Deborah with her infant, Deborah's sister, and a young girl named Sarah Bradley, twelve years of age, made a visit to Mr. Blodget's home, who lived on the opposite side of the river. They crossed over at what is called Lucas' landing. After their visit, they all returned to the boat, the old gentleman accompanying them. This landing was a few rods above a rock, on which several logs had stopped, a short distance from the shore. After they were seated in the boat, the old gentleman set them afloat. His son appeared to hesitate whether it was best to go above the rock, or to fall in between the rock and the shore. By this momentary delay, they were forced by the current against the rock and all were plunged into the river together. Deborah's sister escaped drowning by swimming for land. The others were sunk and were lost. There was constant and diligent search made for the bodies of the lost ones. A few days later their bodies rose to the surface. In this way, their bodies were all found.


And darling son, the same
Received arrest by death,
Was by the monster slain.

His subjects, man and maid;
They too, with them went down;
The king of terrors there displayed
His sceptre and his crown.

But Lydia dodged the dart,
Kind providence between;
Thus like a kinsman, true at heart,
Reclaimed her from the stream.

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 Parents:
  Eleazer Twitchell (1744 - 1818)
  Martha Mason Twitchell (____ - 1839)
 
 Spouse:
  Isaac Adams (1776 - 1811)*
 
 Children:
  Eliphalet Adams (1801 - 1803)*
 
 Siblings:
  Simeon Twitchell (1770 - 1844)*
  Deborah Twitchell Adams (1772 - 1803)
  Amos Twitchell (1776 - 1838)*
  Joseph Twitchell (1782 - 1871)*
  Lydia Twitchell Cross (1784 - 1849)*
  Eleazer Twitchell (1786 - 1855)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Skillingston Cemetery
Oxford County
Maine, USA
 
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Originally Created by: sandpipertoo
Record added: Jul 02, 2012
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Deborah <i>Twitchell</i> Adams
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Deborah <i>Twitchell</i> Adams
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