The following has been shared with me
is this John North our Joseph North's
|In Cyrus Eatons 'Annals of Warren', 2nd edition,
under North, p. 592-593, the
family is given from John, who came to America from Clooneen, Kings
Ireland in 1730 with wife Lydia, through his children, including Joseph,
in 1739 and his wife Hannah Flagg. None of the children's children are
listed, although it states that they all had offspring.
|Other mentions in 'Annals of Warren' are on p.
73, (where John North is listed as one of the first settlers of St. George
along with a number of others). St. George later became Thomaston, So.
Thomaston, Warren, Rockland, and several little towns on the St. George
Peninsula. See the Town Table on the Knox county web site for
incorporation dates. John is also mentioned on p. 81 where his occupation
as a surveyor is discussed; on p.114 it speaks of his commission as
captain; on 120 - 121 is a list he is believed to have written to the
settler at St, George, Medomcook and Broad Bay, where he lists himself at
St. Georges Upper Town; on 123 he is mentioned as Fort Commander and a
Judge of the Court of Common Pleas, as which he was considered too lenient
in that he "made it a rule to always laugh or scold the parties into a
settlement."; on 134 as party to a dispute at the fort; and on page
141-142 refers to his death. It states that Joseph, son of John, removed
to Augusta, Maine, where more is to be found in histories of that town.
|"Eventually they all left. There are no North's
in Warren cemeteries today. Possibly in Thomaston or Rockland in a very
old graveyard there may be some.
But Eaton specifically says, in about 1850+/- 10 years, that there were no
descendants of John in the area at that time." (as reported to me).