32. Abel "Musketeer" Nutting177 was born on 13 September 1758 in Groton, Massachusetts (Middlesex).127,178 He served in the military between 25 April 1775 and 2 August 1775 in the Revolutionary War, 1775 - 1783.178 He served in the military between 19 October 1779 and 23 November 1779 in the Revolutionary War, 1775 - 1783.178 Musketeer died on 18 January 1828 at the age of 69 in Lisbon, Maine (Androscoggin).12 "Abel the "Musketeer" of Lisbon, married Rhoda Coombs of Bath who lived to her hundredth year, but did not quite complete it."
I have a copy of page # 30 from the Lisbon town records showing the family of Abel Nutting and his wife Rhoda Coombs.
"Abel was a soldier in Continental army, through the Revolutionary war. When he was visiting Bath, ME, in 1783, he stopped at the house of Ebenezer Coombs. It was at this place he formed the acquaintance of Rhoda Coombs, b ??, d 17 Apr 1867 ae 99y, to whom he married in 1784. Rhoda was his junior by ten years. He came to Lisbon in 1788 and settled some two and half miles north of Lisbon Factory at what was called Jordan's Mills. He remained in Lisbon until 1803, and took charge of the grist-mill at Jordan Mills. In 1804 he gave up the grist mill and removed to a farm about half a mile above the village. His land was situated on both sides of Sabattus stream, having on it at the time a log and hovel built by Russell Hinkley (later in 1873 the Haskell farm). His widow m(2) William Green."
" NUTTING, Abel b. at Groten, MA. He married Rhoda Coombs 12 Aug 1785 at Bath, MA [ME] and d. 18 Jan 1828. He applied for a pension 11 Apr 1818 in Lincoln Co., MA [ME] aged 59. In 1820 he had a wife Rhoda age 52 and children Deliverance 18, Rhoda 16, James 6 and Irene 2. Widow m. William Green of Scoggin Co., ME and Alfred and Charles Spears were witness to the BLW application. Wid applied 17 July 1849 Cumberland Co ME age 81."
"MA Line W25656 BLW #24157-160-55 (Extracted by Thom Montgomery from Rev. War Index by Virgil D. White 1992 National Historical Pub. Co. p2527" Rhoda Coombs and Abel "Musketeer" Nutting were married on 12 August 1785 in Bath, Maine (Sagadahoc).177,178
33. Rhoda Coombs177,179 was born on 11 June 1767 in Bath, Maine.127,179 According to accounts Rhoda "lived to her hundreth year, but did not quite complete it." She died on 17 April 1867 at the age of 99 in Lisbon, Maine (Androscoggin).12 She was buried after 17 April 1867 at Ferry Road Cemetery in Lisbon, Maine (Androscoggin). Document said Rhoda Green, formerly widow of Abel Nutting, was to receive a pension increase as widow of husband Abel Nutting for his service in the Revolutionary War. The document was dated 7 Jul 1838. The document stated that the period covered was from 4 Mar 1836 to 1 Jul 1848, minus 2 years.
Source: Cincinnati Daily Gazette Date: Apr. 27, 1867
The last Revolutionary pensioner in Maine was Mrs. Rhoda Green, who died on the 16th inst. The following is a sketch of the venerable lady's history:
Mrs. Green became entitled to her pension by reason of the services of her first husband, Abel Nutting, who was a soldier in the United States through the whole period of the Revolutionary war. They were married shortly after the close of the war. Nutting died in 1828. There were fourteen children born to them, thirteen of whom reached the age of manhood.
After his death she married William Green, whom she survived some twenty-two years. Her maiden name was Rhoda Coombs, born in Bath, Maine, June 11, 1767, consequently almost reached the age of one hundred years. She retained her bodily and mental faculties up to the time of her death, with the exception of her hearing, which became partially impaired some five years ago, and for the past two years she has been entirely deaf.
The descendants of the deceased are: Children, 6 living, 8 dead; grand-children, 46 living, 18 dead; great grand-children, 141 living, 5 dead; great-great-grand-children, 13 living, 1 dead; making a total of 206 now living, and 32 deceased.