At the Registry of Deeds for Penobscot County, Maine I also found a deed dated 4 Nov 1854 by which Samuel Templeton transferred property to Eben W Robbins for $1. This is the same 50 acres that Samuel purchased from his father, Adam for $400 18 years earlier. From the deed we see that Ebenezer Robbins is living on the property in Kirkland (now Hudson) Penobscot, Maine.
What’s the story? Eben W. Robbins married Samuel’s sister, Mary Ann Templeton. It is very likely that Samuel and Mary Ann’s mother, Barbra (Barbary) Templeton was living with the Robbins, since there is a record of her death in Hudson in 1859.
Note, too, that an Amiel Robbins was a witness to this transaction. Most likely this is the son of Amiel Robbins who died in this area in 1833. The questions are: Is Amiel Robbins the brother of Susannah Robbins, Samuel’s wife? Is Eben a brother as well? Food for thought and more analysis – a good subject for another post.