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AMERICAN ANCESTRY 



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BENJAMIN MORRILL 



AND HIS WIFE 



MIRIAM PECKER MORRILL 



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SALISBURY, MASS. 



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THEIR PESCENDANTS TO 1901 



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MORRILL GENEALOGY. 

Abraham' Morrill, the ancestor of that branch of the 
family that settled in Massachusetts, came from England in 
1632, probably in the "Lion" with his brother Isaac, who settled 
in Roxbury. Isaac's sons all died young. Abraham is first 
heard of at Cambridge in 1632. "Resided on the westerly side 
of Brighton street, near the spot occupied by the old Porter 
tavern." (Paige's Hist. Cambridge). He was one of the original 
members of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery. He received 
land in the first division of Salisbury, 1640, '44 and '54; com- 
moner and taxed 1650. He married June 10, 1645, Sarah- 
Clement, dau. of Robert' [b. in England about 1590; of Haver- 
hill in 1642; and died there Sept. 29, 1658J. Land was granted 
Abraham Morrill and Henry Say wood to build a corn mill by 
the Powow River in 1641. Mill was built in 1642. (Merrill's 
Hist. Amesbury.) Abraham Morrill's homestead was located 
on "the Green" at East Salisbury (now Salisbury, 1901). Within 
a year after his death the town bargained with his widow for 
the homestead "for the use of the ministry." (Salisbury tran- 
scribed records, p. 115.) The land has been used as a parson- 
age from that day to this. He died June 20, 1662, while on a 
visit to his brother at Roxbury. Will June 18, 1662, proved 
Oct. 14, 1662. His widow Sarah married, Oct. 8, 1665, Thomas 
Mudgett. 

Sarah Clement Morrill, wife of Abraham', was the daughter 
of Robert Clement, who came from England in 1642, landing at 
Salisbury, from whence he went to Haverhill, Mass. , sometime 
in the following summer with his wife and four children, John, 
Lydia, Robert, and Sarah. His son Job had come over in 1640-1 
and his daughter Mary remained in England until 16p2. The 
Clements for a long time occupied a prominent position in town 
and county and their descendants have been prominent citizens. 
Robert Clement's name stands second or next to John Ward's 
on the agreement with the Indians for the purchase of the town- 
ship of Haverhill. He was the first Deputy of the town to the 
General Court. He was a man of rare integrity and su]5^erior 
talents and was repeatedly called to fill responsible stations. 
[Chase's Hist, of Haverhill.] 



6 MORRILL FAMILY 

Abraham and Sarah (Clement) Morrill had six sons and 
three daughters. From three of his sons the family has grown 
to its large proportions. 

2. IsAAC^ b. July 10, 1046; m. Nov. 14, 1670, Phwbe Gill. 

3. Jacob^, b. Aug. 24, 1648; m. July 15, 1674, Susanna Whittier. 
6. MosES^, b. Dec. 28, 1655; m. (1st) Rebecca Barnes. 

(2nd) Mary 

3. Jacob^ Morrill (Abraham^) of Salisbury, a Friend, b. 
Aug. 24, 1648; m. July 15, 1674, Susanna" Whittier, dau. of 
Thomas' Whittier (of Salisbury and Haverhill) and Ruth Green. 
Susanna Whittier was a sister of the great-grandfather of the 
poet. Jacob Morrill was a soldier at Wells, 1696. He died 
April 23, 1718. Will dated March 20; proved May 26, 1718. 
Wid. Susanna died Feby. 15, 1726-7. Jacob' lived on Round 
Hill near Congress St. , Salisbury. In his will he bequeathed 
one-third of his "homestead on both sides of the way" to his son 
Aaron and two-thirds to his son Israel. Jacob- and Susanna' 
(Whittier) Morrill had five sons and three daughters. 
26. Aaron^ (sixth child) married Joanna Dow. 

26. Aaron' Morrill {Jacob\ Abraham^) of Salisbury, b. 
m. (1st) Jan. 21, 1718-9, Joanna* Dow, (widow of Ne- 



hemiah Heath) and dau. of Henry" Dow {Josepli-, Henry^) and 
Mary^ Mussey {Josejjh^, RoberV of Ipswich). She died April 18, 
1736. (2nd) Pub. June 13, 1741, to Eleanor (or Ebenezar) Jones, 
dau. of Joseph- Jones {Robert) and Mary' Gould {Nathan^). 
Will Feb. 22, 1759; April 14, 1760. Wife Eleanor mentioned. 
Children : 

90. Elijah, b. Oct. 30, 1719; m. Aug. 18, 1741, Anne Hoyt. 

91. Theodate, b. Dec. 1, 1721 ; d. young. 

92. Aaron, b. Dec. 25, 1723; m. Susan Satterly. 

93. Theodate, b. Nov. 24, 1725; m. Jan. 13, 1742, Jona Hutchinson. 

94. Susanna, b. Dec. 7, 1728. 

95. Henry, b. June 20, 1731 ; m. Elinor Currier. 

96. Joanna, b. April 28, 1742-43, by 2nd wife. 

97. Thomas, b. about 1745-46, by 2nd wife; m. Hannah 

90. Elijah* Morrill, {Aaron^, Jacob-, Abraham}) of Salis- 
bury, Blacksmith, b. Oct. 30, 1719; ~m. Aug. 18, 1741, Anne' 
Hoyt, dau. of Robt.'' Hoyt (John\ John^) and Mary^ Currier 



MORRILL FAMILY 7 

{Thos.^ Ricliard}). Wife Anne b. May 9, 1718; d. Dec. 30, 1759. 
Elijah died Feb. 15, 1767. Residence, Salisbury Point. He 
built the house standing (1900) in the rear of the Congregational 
parsonage. Children : 

98. Ezra, b. March 24, 1742; m. (Ist) Elizabeth Greely, (2nd) Sarah Morrill. 

99. Anna, b. Jan. 13, 1744; m. Winthrop Osgood. 

100. Elijah, b. Sept. 26, 1745. 

101. Mary, b. Jan. 19, 1749; m. Benj. Harrod. 

102. Robert, b. Dec. 29, 1753; m. Apphia Osgood. 

103. Betty, b. Feb., 1755; d. 1822. 

104. Elijah, b. April, 1757; d. 1777. 

105. Benjamin, b. Dec. 30, 1759; m. ; d. Brewer, Me., April 25, 1837. 

103. Robert^ Morrill, (Elijah\ Aaron\ Jacob'-, Ahraharn}) 
of Salisbury, Blacksmith, b. Dec. 29, 1753; m. Nov. 7, 1780, 
Apphia" Osgood, dau. of Benj.^ {Jos.*, Wm.\ John", Wm^) and 
Hannah'^ {Roiuell) Osgood {Philip% Jacob*, Philiif, VaL'\ Thomas^). 
Wife Apphia b. Nov. 18, 1757; d. Oct. 18, 1790. M. (2nd) Sept. 
23, 1805, Dolly Merrill, who d. Jan. 25, 1832. He died Mar. 3, 
1809. Children: 

106. Elijah, b. March 14, 1781 ; d. April 3, 1788. 

107. Benjamin, b. June 2, 1783; m. (1st) May 18, 1805, Sally J. Currier. 

(2nd) Nov. 13, 1808, Miriam Pecker. 

108. Robert, b. June 20, 1785; d. April 3, 1788. 

109. Elijah, b. , 1788; d. May 3, 1816. 

107. Benj.*^ Morrill, {RobL'% Elijah*, Aaron\ Jacob'-, Abra- 
ham^) of Salisbury, Blacksmith, b. June 2, 1783; m. (1st) May 18 
1805, Sally J. Currier. • She died July 6, 1806. He married (2nd) 
Nov. 13, 1808, at West Amesbury, Mass., (now Merrimac) Miriam'^ 
Pecker [Wm.^, James*, John^, James^, James^) of South Amesbury, 
b. there March 11, 1789. He lived with first wife at the Cowden 
House, Amesbury Ferry. Built the house on the site occupied 
by the present house of Edwin Morrill (erected in 1876) in 1808. 
D. Oct. 19, 1869. Wid. Miriam d. May 30, 1871. Children: 

110. Sally Johnson, b. July 1, 1806 ; d. Aug. 5, 1833. 

111. Apphia Ann, b. Aug. 23, 1809; d. Feb. 22, 1825. 

112. Robert, b. Jan. 2, 1811; d. Sept. 18, 1883; m. Oct. 4, 1832, Hannah 

Batchelder. 

113. Sophia P., b. July 21, 1813; d. Aug. 19, 1879; m. Feb. 23, 1837, Daniel P. 

Pike. 

114. William P., b. May 19, 1815; d. Jan. 1, 1882; m. May 2, 1841, Elizabeth 

S. Goodwin; m. Jan. 9, 1860, Lucy F. Pike. 



8 MORRILL FAMILY 

115. Alfred, b. Aug. 13, 1817; m. Nov. 11, 18-40, Sarah Ann Fowler. 

116. Bknj. Franklin, b. Oct. 23, 1820; d. Mar. 21, 1822. 

117. Albert, b. April 11, 1825; m. Oct. 6, 184(5, Mima Jones. 

118. Edwin, b. Mar. 15, 1830; m. June 30, 1853, Mary Evans. 

113. Robert^ Morrill, {Benjamin^ Bobert% Elijah*, Aaron^, 
Jacob', Abraham^) Carpenter and Manuf r., b. at Salisbury, Mass., 
Jan. 2, 1811; m. Hannah Batchelder, Oct. 4, 1832, dau. of Elisha 
and Abigail (Roive) Batchelder. She was b. Oct. 14, 1811, and d. 
Aug. 20, 1890, at Lynn, Mass. He operated a planing mill on 
the bank of the Merrimac River opposite the Elijah Morrill 
homestead about 1845. Enlarged it by an eastern addition 
about 1854 and used it as a sash and blind factory. It was later 
used by the Merrimac Hat Co. He resided at Salisbury; Lynn, 
Mass., Muscatine, Iowa. He removed to Lynn and died there 
Sept. 18, 1883. Children: 

119. George Edwin, b. Salisbury, Feb. 27, 1835 ; d. Lynn, Mass., Sept. 22, 1836. 

120. Georgiana, b. Lynn, Aug. 9, 1837; m. May 7, 1857, Muscatine, Iowa, 

Rush W. Lewis. She d. Mar. 15, 1873, at York, Pa. Children: 
3Iary Louise, b. Feb. 5, 1858; d. Mar. 8, 1868. 
Robert O., b. Oct. 11, 1859; d. Nov. 18, 1884. 
Elmer Lincoln, b. Dec. 22, 1861 ; m. Dec. 31, 1896, Mary E. Wolf, who 

died Dec. 30, 1897. 
Sumner Moore, b. Jan, 14, 1864; d. Nov. 28, 1864. 
Arthur Webster, b. Apr. 10, 1871. 
Josephine Morrill, b. Mar. 8, 1873; d. Mar. 16, 1873. 

121. Alphameo, b. Salisbury, Sept. 15, 1842; m. June 4, 1864, Dover, N. H., 

to Helen C. Twombly, of Dover. 

122. Fred Howard, b. Salisbury, Jan. 20, 1852; d, June 17, 1856, Muscatine, 

Iowa. 

123. Josephine, b. Muscatine, la., Dec. 24, 1857 ; m. Aug, 10, 1887, Lynn, Mass., 

to Frank Ellsworth Smith. Child : 
Orren Frank, b. July 8, 1888. 

113. Sophia' P. Morrill, {Benj.\ Robt.\ Elijah^ Aaron^, 
Jacob', Abraham') b. at Salisbury, July 21, 1813; m. Feb. 23, 1837, 
Rev. Daniel P. Pike, son of Sewall and Mary (Prescott) Pike. 
He was born at Hampton Falls, N. H., March 1, 1815 and died 
at Newburyport, Mass., Dec. 4, 1887. She died there Aug. 19, 
1879. Children: 

Ben.i. Sewall, b. Dec. 20, 1841; m. Nov. 23, 1865, Clara Jane Leckron. 
Resided at Newburyport, Mass., and Washington, D. C. Children : 
Bennie Daniel, b. Sept. 11, 1866; d. Nov. 13, 1866. 



MORRILL FAMILY 9 

Alice Maud, b. May 6, 1868; m. Clement Howard Clements, Washing- 
ton, D. C, Sept. 2, 1891. 
Edith Marion, b. Nov. 13, 1872. 

Minnie Eliza, b. Apr. 28, 1878 ; m. Albert Edward Shepard, June 23, 
1898, Washington, D. C. 
Sophia Mary, b. Oct. 8, 1843; m. Nov. 18, 1867, Benj. F. Greeley, at New- 
buryport. Resided at Marlboro, Mass., and d. there Nov. 14, 1894. Children : 
Daniel P., b. June 15, 1871 ; d. June 23, 1871. 
George E., b. April 27, 1873. 
Graced., b. Jan. 21, 1878. 
Emma Miriam, b. Nov. 6, 1849; m. Feb. 23, 1871, Freeman Pride Craig, at 
Newburyport, Mass. Resided there and at Marlboro, Mass. Children : 
Mabelle Priscilla, b. Oct. 13, 1872. 
Frank Howe, b. Aug. 1, 1874; m. Jan. 9, 1900, Emma Amelia Alley, of 

Marlboro. 
Leroy Miles, b. Sept. 21 , 1881 . 

114. William' Pecker Morrill, {Benj.\ BobtJ, Elijah*, 
Aaroif, JacoJf, Abraham^) of Salisbury, Carpenter, b. May 19, 
1815; m. (1st) May 2, 1841, Elizabeth S. Goodwin, dan. of John 
and Huldah {Purington) Goodwin. She died Sept. 1, 1859. He 
married (2nd) Jan. 9, 1860, Lucy P. Pike, dau. of James and 
Eliza {Felloivs) Pike. She was born at Salisbury, Nov. 12, 1827. 
She died at Amesbury, Jan. 25, 1889. William P. died at Ames- 
bury, Jan. 1, 1882. Resided at Salisbury Point. Children: 

124. Algernon S., b. May 0, 1843 ; d. Oct. 8, 1846. 

125. Eugene, b, Oct. 4, 1847; m. Aug. 21, 1870, at Newburyport, Mass., to 

P. Annie Post. He died at Charleston, 111., Aug. 13, 1874. 

126. Algernon Sidney, b. Nov. 1, 1850; m. Jan. 29, 1885, George Almira 

Currier. 

127. William, b. May 29, 1859; d. Oct. 2, 1859. 

128. Lizzie Fellows, (by 2nd wife) b. Sept. 16, 1862; m. Dec. 15, 1887, at 

Amesbury, to Charles F. Bailey. Children: 
Win. Morrill, b. Jan. 18, 1889. 
Chas. French, h. Jau, 15, 1890; d. June 4, 1890. 
Chester French, b. June 24, 1895. 

115. Alfred' Morrill, (Benjamin\ Eobert\ Elijah*, Aaron^, 
Jacob"^, Abraham}) of Salisbury and Amesbury, Carpenter, b. Aug. 

13, 1817; m. Nov. 11, 1840, at Salisbury, Sarah Ann Fowler, dau. 
of Enoch and Mary Odiorne {Colby) Fowler. She was born Aug. 

14, 1814, at Salisbury. Died at Charlestown, Mass. He died at 
Charlestown, April 23, 1902. Children: 



10 MORRILL FAMILY 

129. Frances Ellen, b. at Salisbury, Oct. 5, 1841 ; m. (1st) at Salisbury, Oct. 

13, 1861, John Hurley. He was born April 6, 1837, and died at Charles- 
town, Mass., Mar. 8, 1884, She married (2nd) at Charlestown, May 5, 
1885, Charles Slack. He died there June 27, 1901. Child : 

Alfred Morrill, b. Oct. 14, 1867; m. June 29, 1898, Minnie Mary 
Kendall, of Charlestown. 

130. Enoch Fowler, b. Salisbury, Sept. 13, 1843; d. Salisbury, Oct. 27, 1844. 

131. Mary Odiorne, b. Salisbury, Sept. 27, 1851 ; d. Amesbury Oct. 30, 1871. 

117. Albert" Morrill, (Benjamin^ Roht.% Elijah^ Aaroit, 
Jacolr, Ahraliam}) of Salisbury and Amesbury, Blacksmith, b. 
April 11, 1825; m. Oct. 6, 1846, Mima Jones. She was born at 
Pittsfield, N. H., Nov. 6, 1825, and died at Amesbury. Child- 
ren: 

132. Franklin Pierce, b. at Pittsfield, N. H., July 9, 1847; m. at Corning, N. 

Y., May 30, 1869, Jennie Gilbert, 

133. Sarah Frances, b. at Newburyport, Mass., Oct. 6, 1850; m, at Ports- 

mouth, N. H., July 26, 1868, to Nath'l Keene. She died April 11, 1893, 
at Amesbury. No children. 

134. Melvin Albert, b. at Amesbury, Jan. 26, 1854; m. Jan. 1, 1879, (1st) 

Hattie Louisa Gifford, who died Sept. 5, 1883; m. (2nd) Clara Abigail 
Peaslee, of Pittsfield, N. H., May 2, 1885. 

118. Edwin' Morrill, {Benjamin'', Robert', Elijah*, Aaron"", 
JacoJf, Abraham}) of Salisbury (Amesbury), Carriage Manufac- 
turer, b. Mar. 15, 1830; m. at Salisbury by Rev. Benj. Sawyer, 
June 30, 1853, to Mary' Evans, dau. of John" Evans (John^ 
Reuben*, Thomas^, Thomas-, John^ from Wales) and Lucy' Pillsbury 
{Benj.-', SamU, Joshua*, Daniel^, Job^, WiUiam\ of England). She 
was born at Salisbury, April 18, 1831, Resided at Salisbury 
Point in his father's house (built in 1808) until he built a new 
one on the site of the old (1876). Old house sold to Samuel 
True and rem. to lot east of Hiram Lowell's at the corner of 
Clark's Lane. Ell to old house sold to Geo. Manson and rem. 
to cor. of Essex Merrimac Bridge and road to Rocky Hill. 
Both parts standing in 1901. Children: 

135. Elwyn, b. Aug. 26, 1857 ; d. Nov. 23, 1857. 

136. Horace Edwin, b. May 17, 1859; m. Salisbury, Jan. 12, 1882, Mary L. 

Poole. 

137. Lucy May, b. Sept. 1, 1864. 

138. Arthur Evans, b. May 31, 1868; d. Oct. 11, 1868. 

139. Grace Winchester, b. Aug. 26, 1873. 



MORRILL FAMILY 11 

121. Alphameo^ Morrill, {EoherV, Benj.\ Bobert\ Elijah,'^ 
Aaroii\ Jacob", Abraham^) of Lynn and Salem, Mass. , Carpenter 
and Electrician, b. at Salisbury, Mass., Sept. 15, 1842; m. at 
Dover, N. H., June 4, 1864, Helen C. Twombly, dau. of Benj. H. 
and Aseneth {Young) Twombly. She was born at Dover, N. H., 
Jan. 15, 1843. Children: 

140. Fred Henry, b. W. Danvers, Mass., March 7, 1865; d. at Lynn, Mass. 

Dec. 3, 1867. 

141. Fannie May, b. May 1, 1870, Lynn, Mass.; m. Nov. 30, 1891, Salem, Mass., 

to Denton Gurnee Brokaw. Children : 
Mildred Morrill, b. July 25, 1892. 
Clarence Denton, b. May 1, 1894. 

142. Mabel Helen, b. May 1, 1870, Lynn; d. July 8, 1872, at Dover, N. H. 

135. Eugene* Morrill, [Wm.', Benjamin^, Bobert% Elijah*, 
Aarov?, Jacolf, Abraliaw)) of Salisbury, Carriage Trimmer, b. Oct. 
4, 1847; m. Newburyport, Mass., Aug. 21, 1870, P. Annie Post. 
Eugene died at Charleston, III., Aug. 13, 1874. Child: 

143. Eugene D., b. at Salisbury, Dec. 16, 1871; m. at Lynn, Mass., April 16, 

1896, Annie Helen Quimby. 

126. Algernon- Morrill, {William\ Benjamin\ Bobert\ 
Elijah*, Aaron^, Jacolf, Abraham}) of Salisbury (Amesbury) Car- 
riage Maker, b. Nov. 1, 1850; m. Jan. 29, 1885, George Almira 
Currier. Children : 

144. Edith Sidney, b. March 16, 1886. 

145. Lena Currier, b. Aue. 10, 1889. 

132. Franklin^ P. Morrill, (Alberf, Benjamin^ BoberV', 
Elijah*, Aaron^, Jacob"-, Abraham^) Blacksmith, b. Pittsfield, N. H., 
July 9, 1847; m. at Corning, N. Y., May 30, 1869, Jennie Gilbert. 
Child: 

146. Albert Gilbert. 

^134. Melvin' a. Morrill, {Albert', Benj.\ Bobt.\ Elijah*, 
Aaron^, Jacolf, Abraham^) of Salisbury (Amesbury) Blacksmith, 
b. there Jan. 26, 1854; m. (1st) Hattie Louisa Gifford, Jan. 1, 
1879. She died Sept. 5, 1883. He married (2nd) Clara Abigail 
Peaslee, of Pittsfield, N. H., May 2, 1885, who was born there 
Oct. 18, 1860. Children: 

148. Cora Keene, b. Amesbury, Oct. 30, 1879; m. Rye, N. H., Dec. 20, 1901, 
Harry Blaisdeil. 



12 MORRILL FAMILY 

149. Louis Vaugh.v, b. Salisbury, June 6, 1882; d. Salisbury, Mar. 27, 1888. 

150. Ray Peaslee, b. Pittsfield, N. H., May 23, 1886. 

151. Leslie Adgustus, b. Pittsfield, June 24, 1890. 

152. Lottie May, b. Amesbury, Dec. 15, 1893. 

136. Horace' E. Morrill, {Edwin', Benj.\ Bobert', Elijah^ 
Aaroif, Jacolf, Abraham^) Carriage Mfr., b. at Salisbury (after- 
wards Amesbury) May 17, 1859; m. there Jan. 12, 1882, by Rev. 
W. P. Slocum to Mary'' L. Poole, the dau. of Harrison^ Poole 
{F7rmcis\ Francis^, Ebenezer'-, John^ of Taunton, England) of Rock- 
port and Salisbury, and Mary^ P. Penson (John-, John'' of Harwich, 
England) of Salisbury. Wife Mary b. Sept. 20, 1858, at Salis- 
bury. Residence: Salisbury Point till Sept., 1892, then Cincin- 
nati, O., till March, 1894, then removed to Dayton, Ohio. Chil- 
dren : 

153. Helen Tracy, b. Salisbury, Dec. 10, 1882. 

154. Edith Harrison, b. Salisbury. April 13, 1884. 

155. Robert Evans, b. Salisbury, Dec. 30, 1885; d. Salisbury, Dec. 15, 1886. 

156. Ruth Penson, b. Amesbury, Aug. 18, 1890. 

157. Eliot Winthrop, b. Amesbury, June 23, 1892. 

158. Edwin Salisbury, b. Dayton, O., Oct. 20, 1899. 

143. Eugene Dunbar' Morrill, {Eugene\ Wm. P.\ Benj.\ 

Bobt.\ Elijah^ Aaron\ Jacob'-, Abraham^) b. at Salisbury, Dec. 16, 

1871; m. at Lynn, Mass., Apr. 6, 1896, Annie Helen, dau. of 

Charles and Sarah Jane (Johnson) Quimby. She was born at 

Lynn, Sept. 1, 1873. Children: 

1.59. Marion Johnson, b. Lynn, Feb. 15, 1897. 
160. Esther Pike, b. Lynn, Jan. 31, 1899. 



PECKER GENEALOGY. 

1. James Pecker, of Haverhill and Boston, Carpenter, 
born abt. 1622; probably m. Elizabeth Friend (John*). He 
agreed to become an inhabitant of Haverhill by June, 1653 [Hv. 
Rec. Feb. 23, 1651J. Land granted him a1 Hv. Feb. 28, 1651, 
June 7, 1652, April 5, 1654, and March 3, 1667. Land granted 
him at Charlestown, 1657-58 [Ch. Rec. No. 3, p. 80]. Selectman 
at Hv., 1669. First Surveyor of Boards, 1674. He died May 
15, 1696. His wife died before him in Boston [Hv. Rec.]. Chil- 
dren : 

2 I James. (?) 

3 II Maky, b. Sept. .5, 1652, (Hv.) ; prob. m. Mar. 3, 1672-3, Thomas Wells, of 

Newbury. 

4 III Susanna, b. Dec. 17, 1654, (Hv). 

5 IV A DAUGHTER, b. Jan. 25, 1664 (Hv); d. Feb. 10, 1664 (Hv). 

2. James- Pecker, Jr., (Jame.s'?) of Haverhill, Mass., 
"innholder," m. Ann' Davis {James-, James^). She was born Feb. 
13, 1655. He took oath allegiance, Hv., Nov. 28, 1677 [N. E. G. 
& H. R., Vol. 6, p. 203]. Living in 1734. Settlement estate 
granted son John, Dec. 17, 1748. Children: 

7 I Ann, b. Feb. 5, 1682 (Hv) ; [at Boston, Feb. 13, 1682, R. C. R. No. !», p. 

158]. 

8 II James, b. Nov. 15, 1684 (Hv) ; m. Susanna 

9 III John, b. Dec. 15. 1687 (Hv); m. Eliza Kelly. 

10 IV Daniel, b. May 23, 1690 (Hv); m. Sarah Cbeever. 

11 V MARY,t b. Sept. 15, 1692 (Hv). 

12 VI Ann, b. Mar. 6, 1694-5 (Hv). 

13 VII SusANNA,tt b. June 19, 1697-8 (Hv). 

*Will of John Friend (of Saleiu, 1638,) 4, 11th month, 1665; proved 27, Ist 
mo., 1656; mentions dau. Elizabeth Pecker, 

rtJoseph Green m. Mary Pecker, Aug. 25, 1720 [R. C. R. No. 28, p. 87] 
ttThomas Meds m. Susanna Pecker, April 12, 1727, Stoughton, [Rec. Cora. 
Rep. No. 28. p. 317. 

Note — Cornet James Pecker- was an innholder and had kept a public 
house in Haverhill for many years. Tn Chaise's Hist, of Hv. it is mentioned as 
late as 1724. He was probably over 70 at that time and lived to be about 95. 
He bought the estate of Capt. Wainwright, May 16, 1717 [Essex Reg. Deeds 
Book 32, If. 58]. Mr. Pecker apparently erected a brick dwelling-house just 
south of the old house soon after his purchase and removed to it. Some years 
later he turned over to his son John the business of a public house and re- 
sumed his occupation of farming. He conveyed the estate, with house and 
barns, to son John, Feb. 14, 1729-30 [Essex Reg. Deeds Book 55, If. 77]. John 



18 PECKER FAMILY 

9. John'' Pecker, Capt., (James-, JamesK^) of Haverhill, 
Boston and Pennacook, N. H.*, Ship Chandler, Innholder, b. 
Haverhill, Dec. 15, 1687; m. (1st) Boston, June 16, 1709. Eliza 
Kelly t [Intention reads Elizabeth]; m. (2nd) March 13, 1722 
[Rec. Com. Rep.] or Apr. 4, 1723 [Nb. Rec], Hannah Wainwright, 
widow, of Newbury. Estate settled by son James, Jan. 10, 1757. 
Widow Hannah [Sm. Prob.]. His name is given as Captain in 
Whitman's Hist. Anc. & Hon. Art. Co., p. 175. Was one of the 

Pecker conveyed tlie old bouse and a small lot to Grant Webster of Hv., "a 
trader," March 26, 1748 [Essex Reg. Deeds Book 93, If. 244], and just four years 
later to a day Mr. Webster sold them to Benj. Harrod, of Boston. John Pecker 
lived in the brick house and died possessed of it in 1757; a part of the house 
was assigned to the widow as dower and the rest was occupied by Michael 
Soley as a tavern in 1763. This house was situated on Main Street about one 
hundred feet southeast of City Hall. House destroyed by fire April 16, 1775. 
[Essex Antiq. Vol. 3, p. 167-8.] 

*John Pecker evidently spent his early manhood with his brothers in 
Boston. Permission was granted John Pecker to build a house in Boston, Mch. 
1, 1710. John, James and Jeremiah Pecker were among the 36 Haverhill men 
who were chosen as proprietors or settlers of Pennacook. Chase's Haverhill 
says: "John and James Pecker were sons of James and Ann (Davis) Pecker. 
Of Jeremiah no record can be found." (8) James^ Pecker lived in Boston. 
Evidently (9) John^ Pecker and his son (20) James, perhaps Jeremiah, a son 
not on record by 1st wife, were the ones selected for the Pennacook settlers. 
From 1726 to 1731, John Pecker is not heard of in Haverhill, In Boston he 
made use of a sewer in 1733. He was chosen on various committees at Penna- 
cook in 1727, 1728, 1729; appointed surveyor in 1730; had a house built and 
inhabited at Pennacook in 1731. Feb. 14, 1729, his father (2) James conveyed 
to him the Capt. Wainwright estate, and further record of John Pecker 
is found only at Haverhill. Capt. John Pecker, of Haverhill, sold land in 
Chester, N. H., to John Mills, Dec. 3, 1734. [Prov. deeds of State of N. H.] 
Capt. Pecker, of Haverhill, lost a child by throat distemper, 1735-7. [Essex 
Antiq. I. 10.] John Pecker rated at East Parish, Hv., 1741. [Ch. Hv.] Name 
on petitions, etc., 1748. [Ch. Hv.] Of Hv. in 1751 per diary of Rev. Samuel 
Chandler, of Gloucester. Of Hv. in 1734 per brother James' will, April 22. 
John Pecker deeded land in Pennacook to one Sanders, Dec. 10, 1749. He 
deeded land to John Ayer west of Merrimac River near Amoskeag, and at the 

same time (Nov. 5, ) land to same at Narragansett. Deeded land to Isaac 

Bradley, Dec. 28, 1748, west of Merrimac River. Deeded land in Salem, Mass.> 
to John Woodman, Nov. 14, 1753. John Pecker died in 1757. [Ch. Hv.] John 
Pecker was buried in the old Haverhill cemetery in the same lot with his 
daughter-in-law Susanna, wife of (20) James. Several of the younger children 
of (20) James and Susanna, and John Cogswell, father of Susanna (Cogswell) 
Pecker, were also buried in the same lot. 

tElizabeth, dau. of John and Emin Kelly, b. Nov. 27, 1684. 




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founders of the new North Church, Boston. Was one of the 
original proprietors of Pennacook (Concord, N. H.), 1725. [Ch. 
Hv.]. [N. H. State Papers, Vol. 24, p. 614. J Children: 

19 I Ann,* b. Aug. 14, 1710, at Boston. 

20 II jAMES.t 

21 III Eliza, b. July 12, 1713, at Boston. 

22 IV John, b. Jan. 7, 1723-4 (Hv). 

23 V Daniel, b. Mar. 14, 1725-6 (Hv). 

24 VI William, b. Mar. 14, 1725 6 (Hv) ; d. Mar. 31, 1726. 

25 VII William, b. Jan. 22, 1728 (Hv). 

26 viii Mary, b. May 10, ]731 (Hv); m. Oct. 26, 1752, Rev. Edmund Noyes, of 

Salisbury. 

27 IX Charles?, b. July 17, 1732 (Hv) ; d. 1781. 

28 X Elizabeth, b. July 30, 1733 (Hv). 

29 XI Sarah, b. Sept. 16, 1734 (Hv). 

30 XII Jeremiah, bp. [Hv. Ch.] Sept. 22, 1735. 

31 XIII Daniel, bp. [Hv. Ch.] Nov. 7, 1736. 

20. James^ Pecker, {Joint, James^, James^) of Haverhill^ 

Physician, b. ; grad. H. C, 1743; adm. 1st Ch., Hv., July 

6, 1746; m. (1st) Dec. 13, 1744, Susannah' (or Hannah) Cogswell, 

*Ann Pecker married Rev. Samuel Chandler. By Rev. Mr. Chandler's 
diary it is proved tliat his wife was the dau. of Capt. John Pecker, of Hv., 1751. 
"Chandler Genealogy" says she was born Jan. 3, 1715, possibly confounding 
her with her cousin (17) Ann (James^---^) b. March (1st mo.) 13, 1715. It is 
possible that (19) Ann Pecker may have died young and another dau. was 
given the same name in 1718, for Sarah (Chandler) Haynes, dau. of Rev. 
Samuel and Ann (Pecker) Chandler, in manuscript diary now in possession of 
a descendant, wrote under date of Sept. 10, 1778, "This day my dear and honored 
mother died, aged 60 years." 

tJames Pecker is not found on Boston Records, but is proved to be son of 
(9) John by diary of his brother-in-law. Rev. Samuel Chandler. In Vol. 3 at the 
Essex Institute it is noted "Brother James Pecker came to see us" and on the 
next day "Dr. Pecker went home." In another volume, in the possession of 
Mrs. A. M. Pickford, of Lynn, Mass., he mentions "Father Pecker, of Haver- 
hill, sister Betty and brothers James and Jeremiah Pecker." He also refers to 
Capt. Pecker and Capt. John Pecker. A James Pecker was a graduate of Har- 
vard in 1743 and a Jeremiah Pecker in 1757. Nothing further is known of 
Jeremiah except in "Chase's Haverhill" we learn that Pecker's Tavern even- 
tually fell into his hands after 1760. [P. 74.] James, son of Capt. Pecker, adm. 
First Ch., Hv., July 6, 1746. 

^Guardianship of Charles Pecker, of Hv., a person represented to be non 
compos mentis, was granted to his brother, James Pecker, March 13, 1757. [Es- 
sex ProL. Vol. 358, p. 77.] Charles Pecker died intestate. Settlement granted 
Nov. 7, 1785. [Essex Prob. Vol. 35.S, p. 77.] 



20 PECKER FAMILY 

dau. of John^ Cogswell (JoJin^, Wm.", John'') and Susanna Low 
{Ambrose, of Hingham). She was born 1722, at Marblehead, 
Mass.; d. March 15, 1761, (Hv) at Haverhill. Dr. Pecker m. (2nd) 
Nov. 12, 1761, [Hv] Mrs. Ruth Bradley, of Hv., who died at 
Haverhill, Sept. 1, 1806. Dr. Pecker was exempted from mili- 
tary duty in 1757 as liable to be called upon under extraordinary 
emergencies among the inhabitants of the plantation. He en- 
listed June 29, 1776, and on July 23 marched with forty-three 
others to Ticonderoga. In 1778, was one of the eight months' 
men at Parksville. Was Surgeon in Gen. Hazen's regiment. 
Was also in Capt. Moses McParland's com.pany in Col. John 
Nixon's regiment. He died at Valley Forge. [Sept. 22, 1778, J. 
E. Pecker, Concord, N. H.] Dr. Pecker had ten children by 
each wife. [Wm. Pecker Colby, Merrimac, Mass.— Jameson's 
Cogswells in America.] Children: 

39 I Hannah, b. Nov. 18, 1745 [Hv] ; d. Feb. i:], 1749 [Hv]. 

40 II Susannah, b. Dec. 8, 1746 [Hv]. 

41 III John, b. Aug. 3, 1748 [Hv]. 

42 IV Elizabeth, b. Apr. 3. 1750 [Hv] ; d. May 27, 1750. 

43 V Hannah, b. Aug. 5, 1751 [Hv]; prob. m. Edmund Chase, of Hv. Had 

9 chil. and she d. June 6, 1835. 

44 VI Elizabeth, b. Feb. 18, 1753 [Hv]. 

45 VII Sarah, b. Dover, N. H., Dec. 15, 1754 [Hv]; m. (2nd wf) Thos. Froth- 

ingham, 1743-1790) of Newburyport. Children: 
Thomas, b. Feb. 12, 1780; d. 1847. 
James Pecker, b. Feb. 7, 1782; d. 1855. 
John, b. Sept., 1784; d. 1824. 

46 VIII James, b. Aug. 9, 1756 [Hv]; m. Oct. 5, 1779, Hannah Dalton. 

47 IX . 

48 X William, b. Oct. 10, 1758 [Hv]; m. Oct. 10, 1782, Hannah Sawyer. 

By second wife: 

49 XI Daniel, b. Aug. 29, 1762 [Hv]; m. Dec. 15, 1785, Eebecca Osgood. 

50 xii Ruth, b. Feb. 5, 1764; prob. m. Dec. 25, 1787, Moses Richardson, of 

Hampstead. 

51 XIII Anna, bp. June 16, 1765. - 

52 XIV Mary, bp. Oct. 25, 1767; m. Aug. 12, 1792, Rev. Pain Wingate (both 

of Hv). 

53 XV Abigail, bp. Nov. 5, 1769. 

54 XVI . 



Note. — Among the natives of Haverhill who had received a college educa- 
tion were Jacobus Pecker, M. M. S. V., Prseses, Harvard, 1743; Jeremiah 
Pecker, Harvard, 1757. Jacobus Pecker, Representative, 1684. [Mirick's Hv.] 



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55 XVII Jeremiah, b. 1772; m. (1st) Ruth Kimball; (2ud) Mary {Eastman) 

Lang. 
5() XVIII . 

57 XIX . 

58 XX . 

48. William^ Pecker, {James\ John\ James\ James^) "Pot- 
ter," of Haverhill and Amesbury, Mass., b. Oct. 10, 1758 [Hv]; 
m. Oct. 10, 1782, [Am. 2d Ch.] Hannah Sawyer, dau. of Dr. 
Aaron^ Sawyer (Stephen''', Stephen.-, William^) and RacheP Sargent 
{Joh7v\ Thomas^, William^). William Pecker was elected Deacon 
of the Second Church of Amesbury, July 5, 1792. Resided at 
South Amesbury at the turn of the road to West Amesbury 
(now Merrimac). The homestead was recently demolished to 
give place to a church. He was killed by the falling of one of 
his kilns. Children: tJj-An^^ 

70 I Rachel, b. ;m. Aug. 6, 1800 [A], Jooopb Currier, of Amesbury. 

71 II Hannah, b. Oct. 16, 1784 [A]; m. Sept. 18, 1803 [A], Joseph Wingate, 

of Hallowell. 

72 HI Abigail, b. Dec. 12, 1786 [A]; m. Mar. 8, 1806 [A], Peter Currier, of 

Amesbury. 

73 IV Miriam*, b. Mar. 11, 1789 [A]; m. Nov. 30, 1808 [A], Benjamin Morrill, 

of Salisbury. 
7-1 V Sophia, b. May 2, 1791 [A]; m. May 14, 1816 [A], Edmund Sargent, of 
Amesbury. 

75 VI Sally, b. Aug. 31, 1793 [A]; m. Stephen Sargent. 

76 VII Betsy, b. Jan. 24, 1796 [A]; m. Dec. 10, 1820, Jeseptr Colby, of Ames- 

bury. i/6~l^U~^J~^ — 

77 VIII Mary, b. Apr. 20, 1798 [A]; m. Nov. 4, 1818, Jonathan Fowler, of 

Salisbury. 

78 IX Susan, b. July 2, 1800 [A]; m. Aug. 2, 1827, Nathaniel Davis, of Ames- 

bury. 

79 X Weld, b. July 24, 1802; d. unmarried. 

80 XI William Cogswell, b. Sept. 14, 1804 [A] ; d. Oct. 4, 1805 [A]. 

81 XH William Cogswell, b. Sept. 6, 1806 [AJ; d. May 8, 1807. 

82 XIII Aaron S., b. May 27, 1809 [A]; d. unmarried. 

83 XIV Charlotte, b. Dec. 7, ISll [A]; m. Feb. 23, 1831, Wm, C. Little, of 

Amesbury; m. (2d) Enoch Eastman. 



•■■Descendants of Benjamin and Miriam (Pecker) Morrill will be found on 
pp. 7-12. 



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