Nearly 350 years ago, Robert Junkins settled at Scotland, York county, Maine. He built his homestead, a Garrison house, on a rise overlooking the York river where he retained command of his farm lands and orchards for the remainder of his life. His children, Joseph, Alexander, and Daniel lived in the Garrison with their families. Joseph was killed by Indians when he was 39 leaving his wife and one son, borne shortly after his death. The homestead passed to his two remaining sons, Alexander and Daniel. They later divided the land with Alexander retaining the homestead.

The descendants of Alexander lived in the Garrison for many generations until 1844 when Alexander (5) died. The homestead remained abandon for over forty years and in 1889 was burned to the ground by vandals. The property went through a succession of owners during the next one hundred years with no attempts to rebuild or put another home at that spot.

In 1989 the homestead property went on the market and Alan and Betty Junkins started negotiations to purchase the original four acres and bring it back into the Junkins family. In April of 1992 settlement was made and we are happy to announce that Robert's homestead is once again in the family and we hope that soon it will be occupied by a 10th generation descendant of Robert.

Jul 1661   Robert Junkins signed petition as resident of York
12-Nov 1667   Court record shows Robert owned land as bondsman
before 1670   Married Sarah Smyth of Cape Neddick
  1672   Joseph Junkins (2) born
  1675   Alexander Junkins (2) born
24-Mar 1680   20 acres deeded to Robert by Alexander & Annis Maxwell between the way to Newguvanacke & Bass Cove Brook in York Northwest of homesite and not adjoining.
  1680   32 acre town grant, "On Northeast side of Highway at head of marsh call Thomas Curtiss Cove & adjoining the Northwest side of a lott of upland of Micum Mackenteers." Not the homestead lot.
circa 1680   Daniel Junkins (2) born
10-Jun 1681   A parcel of land where now said Junkins orchard is placed & his barn standith. Adjoining the homesite.
2-Mar 1696   Dated his will.
Nov 1699   Robert Junkins died
2-Jan 1699   Will recorded, Homestead passed to Sarah.
  1704   20 acres granted to Joseph, Alexander & Daniel. "All the land between the head of Robert's lot and Bass Cove Brook."
1-Nov 1710   Alexander Junkins (3) born at Garrison
2-Apr 1711   Joseph Junkins (2) killed by Indians near Garrison.
* 20 Mar 1718   Sarah died at Junkins House. Death recorded at at York. Alexander (2) oldest son inherited the Homestead.
9-Feb 1721   First deed record of homestead lot of land when Alexander & Daniel agree on division of their father's estate.
26-Oct 1732   Alexander (3) married Hannah McIntire
* 21 Feb 1735   Alexander (2) willed homestead lot with Dwelling House and Barn to his wife Catherine
9-Oct 1735   Alexander (4) born at Garrison
* Jan 1736   Alexander (2) died & homestead passed to Catherine
* 14 Feb 1757   Catherine died. Homestead passed to Alexander (3) circa 1775 Hannah McIntire Junkins died
11-Jan 1776   Alexander (4) married Abigail Lindsay
1-Jun 1777   Alexander (3) married Mary Tanney
* 5 Oct 1782   Alexander (3) died. Homestead passed to Alexander (4).
Mar 1785   Alexander (5) born at Garrison
before 1810   Abigail Lindsay Junkins died
15-Dec 1810   Alexander (5) married Judith Moulton
26-Jan 1817   Judith Moulton Junkins died, buried at Garrison 11 Jan 1818 Alexander (5) married Hannah Langdon
* before 1820   Alexander (4) died. Homestead passed to Alexander (5)
Jun  1826   Joseph Hilliard Junkins (6) born at Garrison 
29-Jul 1838   Hannah Langdon Junkins died, buried at Garrison 
12-Dec 1838   Alexander (5) married Hannah Bragdon
* 2 Jul 1844   Alexander (5) died, buried at Garrison, Homestead passed to Hannah Bragdon Junkins.
* 14 Dec 1866   Hannah deeded Homestead to son Joseph H. Junkins (6) Jun 1889 Garrison House Burned
* circa 1890   Joseph H. Junkins (6) died, Homestead passed to sons Hiram A. (7) and Alvin w. (7)
* 15 Mar 1892   Homestead lot sold to George E. Grant (10 acres, 123 rods by Hiriam A. (7) & Alvin w. Junkins (7)
*     Homestead passed to daughter Mabel P. Grant Lewis
*     Christopher Simonds, warranty deed book 1869, page 452.
* 30 Oct 1948   John G. & Harriet G. Simonds, warranty deed book 1134, page 200.
* 12 Jun 1976   Homestead 4 acres to Bronislaw P. and Julia T. Kowalski.
* 11 Oct 1985   Homestead 4 acres (less 15' X 15' cemetery) to Gary M. and Dale N. Guyette.
* 22 Apr 1992   Homestead 4 acres (less 15' X 15' cemetery) to Alan D. and Betty F. Junkins