Descendants of Swan's Island's Benjamin Stinson

This summary has been derived from information in Dr. H. W. Small's 'History of Swan's Island' published in 1898.
Benjamin Stinson came to Swan's Island from Deer Isle near 1810. His grandfather, Thomas Stinson who came to Deer Isle in about 1773 from Woolwich, was the first settler on that part of Deer Isle called Stinson's Neck and after whom it was named. Benjamin took up a tract of 240 acres of land near Seal Cove. Mr. Stinson represented Swan's Island and Mount Desert in State legislature in 1837. Benjamin was foremost in organizing the island as a plantation and in establishing public schools. He was also a master mariner.
For the Swan's Island Education Society
Stephen C. Joyce
5616 Purnell Rd.
Wake Forest, NC 27587

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