Charles V. Lansil

Birth Name Charles V. Lansil
Gender male
Age at Death between 51 years, 1 day and 63 years

Events

Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth between 1768 and 1779 France   1
General

for location: The History of Penobscot County, Maine: With Illustrations and Biographical Sketches, pages 268 and 789
for a discussion see the narrative in his notes.

Death 1831      
General

His will was probated in 1832. See Maine, County Probate Records, 1760-1979, Penobscot, Probate record index 1816-1866, at https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1961-32703-18265-69?cc=2040534&wc=M99Q-8KB:n2128126710

Also see "Using Maps to locate the Lansil homestead" at http://passagetothepast.wordpress.com/2013/09/19/using-maps-to-locate-the-lansil-homestead/, which says "Charles drowned in 1831 in some type of tragedy near Mount Desert Island, Maine"

Residence October 16, 1800 Provincetown, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States "of Provincetown"  
General

Charles was "of Provincetown" when his intention to marry was published in Truro. See note at marriage date.

Residence October 10, 1806 Chatham, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States 3rd child born in Chatham 2
General

Charles and Ruth's third child, Betsy, was born in Chatham Oct 10, 1806

Residence February 12, 1808 Chatham, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States 3rd child's birth registered in Chatham 2
General

Charles and Ruth were presumably living in Chatham when their 3rd child's birth was registered there on Feb 12, 1808

Families

    Family of Charles V. Lansil and Ruth C. Paine
Married Wife Ruth C. Paine
   
Event Date Place Description Sources
Intention to Marry (Primary) October 16, 1800 Truro, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States    
General

see note at marriage date

Marriage November 13, 1800 Truro, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States    
General

Truro Town Records, digitized at ancestry.com
Microfilm roll was titled:
Truro
Marriage Records, 1786-1828
Death Records, 1786-1828

The page is headed "Record of Marriages"

"1800 .... 13 John Lancelee of Provincetown to Ruth Paine"

[the page was torn. Their entry was after Sept 4 and before Nov 27]

from: Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, ancestry.com

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also at
Truro Town Records, digitized at ancestry.com
Microfilm roll was titled:
Truro Records 1771-1834, Vol III, 328 Pages
on one of two sheets inserted after page 180 in the original book.

The first sheet is headed: "Return of marriages made to Anthony Snow Sigd [?] Town Clerk of Truro, by J Damon Minister of said Town"

Nov 13, 1800 John Lancelee to Ruth Paine

from: Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, ancestry.com

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Transcription of Dec 1, 1977 note from Tom Kane, Assistant Town Clerk of Truro, MA
From a reply from the Town Clerk of Truro to Natalie Haines December 1, 1977:

"Our copy of Bowman (Mayflower Descendants) Edition of Truro, Mass., Vital Records has the following:
p.172 John Lancle of Provincetown and Ruth Pain of Truro. Published October 16, 1800.
p. 204 1800 - November 13 - John Lancelle to Ruth Paine. Married by Rev. Jude Damon, minister of said town, recorded by Anthony Snow, Town Clerk

Sorry we don't have your Charles V., but this may furnish a clue --

[best wishes, etc, signed Tom Kane]"

  Children
Name Birth Date Death Date
Thomas P. Lansilabout 18001871
Mary P Lansilabout 1804about 1857
Betsey LansilOctober 10, 1806
Charles V. LansilSeptember 16, 1808
Asa Paine LansilOctober 17, 1812June 5, 1890
James P. LansilSeptember 30, 1816
Ephraim P. Lansil
George W. Lansilabout 1852

Narrative

Various biographies of Charles' descendants provide various dates and places for Charles' birth in France, his arrival on Cape Cod, his time spent on Cape Cod, and his age at death.

To summarize, he may have been born in Le Havre or Bordeaux as early as 1768 or as late as 1779. He arrived on the Cape in 1786 and ived there for 24 years or he arrived in 1792. He was as young as 52 when he died or as old as 63.

We know from the births of his children that he left the Cape between Charles' birth September 16, 1808, in Chatham, and the birth of Asa in Bucksport (Buckstown) in October 1812.

We also know that Charles (Sr) died in Bangor in 1831 (from probate records?) His 1820 Census says he was born before 1775.

For much more about Charles and his descendants see the Lansil section of the blog Passage to the Past at http://passagetothepast.wordpress.com/tag/lancil/

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The biographies referred to are:
Biography of Charles' son Charles V Lansil, on page 268 in History of Penobscot County, Maine: With Illustrations and Biographical Sketches, Cleveland, Williams, Chase & Co, 1882,

Biography of Charles' son James P Lansil, on page 789 in History of Penobscot County, Maine: With Illustrations and Biographical Sketches, Cleveland, Williams, Chase & Co, 1882,

Biography of Walter Franklin Lansil, grandson of Charles V Lansil in Who's Who in New England, Second Edition, edited by Albert Nelson Marquis, Chicago: A.N. Marquis & Co., 1916

Pedigree

    1. Charles V. Lansil
      1. Ruth C. Paine
        1. Thomas P. Lansil
        2. Mary P Lansil
        3. Betsey Lansil
        4. Charles V. Lansil
        5. Asa Paine Lansil
        6. James P. Lansil
        7. Ephraim P. Lansil
        8. George W. Lansil

Source References

  1. The History of Penobscot County, Maine: With Illustrations and Biographical Sketches
  2. Chatham Births, marriages, deaths, town records