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Ancestors 
and Descendant ^ 
CAPTAIN JOHN JAMES 

and 

ESTHER DENISON „ 

of 
Preston, Connecticut 



Compfledby 

CLARA PAINE ^jiLER_ 

Lima. Ohio 

1912 



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DEDICATORY 

THIS BOOK IS AFFECTIONATELY DEDICATED, FIRST OF ALL, TO MY 
SISTER, DELIA E. PAINE; SECONDLY. TO THE MANY "COUSINS" WHOSE NAMES 
APPEAR IN ITS PAGES, AND WHO, I HOPE, WILL SHARE WITH ME THE 
PLEASURE I HAVE EXPERIENCED IN LEARNING OF THE LIVES AND DEEDS 
OF OUR ANCESTORS. 



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FOREWORD. 

For many years the author has devoted much time 
and study to everything which our Genealogical librar- 
ies contain in reference to our common ancestors; in 
addition, has also spent much time and effort in corres- 
pondence with various branches of our family to ob- 
tain unpublished data and family records, that all 
might be properly arranged for reference by this and 
future generations. 

Reward has come in the finding of data sufficient to 
make an authentic history of our forebears, and to give 
to each descendant, his or her proper place on the fam- 
ily tree. 

It is a great pleasure to be able to present to you 
who find your names upon its branches, a glimpse of 
the lives of our forefathers, and to trace your descent 
and mine, from these valiant men and women. It is 
my hope that each one who reads what has been col- 
lected together in these pages, will be imbued with a 
desire to visit the ancient homes of his ancestors, and 
to so familiarize himself or herself with the full history 
of the colonial and revolutionary epochs with which 
they were connected, that they may fully appreciate 
the part played by their forebears in the founding and 
perpetuation of America. 

Wherever possible, authority for records is given, so 
that this book may be found reliable in the prepara- 
tion of application papers for ancestral societies. 

The author wishes to acknowledge her appreciation 
of the assistance rendered by those who spared no ef- 
fort to procure the family records so kindly contrib- 
uted. 



Index of Families 

James --- 5 

Denison -------- 146 

Lay - 162 

Avery - - -- - - ~ ' " *"° 

Chesebrough 1^^ 

Tyler 189 



James 



Across the sea, the name of James is associated with 
history and events of more than passing interest. From 
an article upon the James family recently published by 
the Frank AUaben Genealogical Co., we make the fol- 
lowing extract: ''One branch of the family traces its 
pedigree back to the Lady Godiva of Tennyson's poem." 
A line of baronets of the name of James, originally bore 
the name of Haestricht, the designation of an ancient 
lordship near Utrecht, Holland. 

Roger, son of Jacob von Haestricht, went to Kent, 
England, in the time of Henry VIH, and was known by 
the name of Roger Jacob, or Roger, son of Jacob, which 
was finally changed to its English equivalent of James. 

In Pembrokeshire, there is a tradition that an estate 
there was owned by thirteen successive proprietors, all 
bearing the name of William James. Langley Hall, in 
Berkshire, is one James home ; while branches of the 
family have been well represented in Dorset, Somerset, 
Lancaster, Essex, Kent and Worcester, In our own 
country, the family has been prominent in Virginia, 
Pennsylvania, New Jersey and the New England 
states." 

A few years ago a chart of the James family was 
purchased, hoping that it would afford some clue to 
the ancestry of Captain John James. While appar- 
ently without special interest for us, the several divis- 
ions of the James family were outlined, a brief sketch 
of which may not be out of place. One John James 
founded a family in Montgomery county, Pa, Abel 
James, who may have been his descendant, was a mer- 



chant of Philadelphia, and married Rebecca Chalkley. 
Their son, Chalkley James, was the founder of the 
Pennsylvania Historical Society. • 

Philip Jamos, of Hingham, Mass, through his son 
Francis, left a large posterity. 

William B. James, of Vermillion county, Ind., mar- 
ried Elizabeth Duling and was the grand father of 
Edmund J. James, of Philadelphia, president of the 
American Academy of Political and Social Service. 
John James of Deerfield, N. II., also left numerous 
descendants. 

Since we know that our ancestor, Capt. John James, 
came from Exeter, R. I., it seems only fair to suppose 
that he was connected with some of the many James 
families who were early settlers of that state. The 
name was a common one at Newport, where we find 
record of one AVilliam James who married Susanna 
Martin, December 10, 1677. Record is also found of 
one John James of Newport, "son of William and Sus- 
annah James," who married Lydia Peckham, of Little 
Compton, February 12, 1729. 

Among the birth records is found one of John 
James, "son of John and Lydia James, of Newport," 
who was born August 2, 1731. These records are prob- 
ably taken from the South-Kingston meeting house. 

Another "John James, son of John" married first, 
Margaret , and by her had several child- 
ren. He was of Richmond, R. I., where there were 
many James'. There is a family tradition to the effect 
that our Captain John James was twice married, and 
it is possible that he is identical with our ancestor; 
and that he may have removed from Richmond to Exe- 
ter, only a few miles away. 

It is said that in Wales, there were two families of 
James, one of which was known as the "Little James" 

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and the other was designated as the "Big James" 
tribe. It is impossible to say from which one of the 
various James families referred to, our ancestor, Cap- 
tain John James, is descended. 

From his stature and that of his sons, we might sur- 
mise that he was of the "Big James" tribe. However 
all that we really know of his history previous to his 
marriage at Preston, Connecticut, to Esther Denison, is 
the statement contained in the marriage record, that 
he was "formerly of Exeter, Ehode Island." A visit 
to Exeter, and an examination of the early records of 
that township, showed the residence there of various 
families of the name of James ; and mention is made of 
a John James, "the son of John and Susannah James," 
who may have been the one for whom we sought. 

However, no more definite information was ob- 
tained, and it is very doubtful if we shall ever know 
anything further of his antecedents. 

After his marriage to Esther Denison, he con- 
tinued to live in New London county, Connecticut, and 
the births of his children aie all found upon the town 
records of Preston. 

He was living there at the beginning of the Revo- 
lutionary war, and we find from the records of Con- 
necticut, that he was one of the men who "marched 
from Connecticut to\vns at the Lexington alarm." 

• The author recently prepared an historical article 
which was published in both the Connecticut Magazine 
and the Journal of American History. 

The next few years of the life of Captain James 
and his family were portrayed therein and this article 
is therefore included in its original form. 

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"CONNECTICUT AND THE BUILDING OF THE EM- 
PIRE OF THE OLD NORTHWEST. 



Story of the First Connecticut Pioneers who Sacrificed 
Their Lives in Darkest America — Driving Back 
the Barbarians and Laying the Foun- 
dation of a Great Dominion. 

By Mrs. Clara Paine Ohler, 

Great granddaughter of Captain John James and his 

wife, Esther Denison, who were in the first Indian 

Massacres in the Old Northwest." 

"Some time ago there appeared in the pages of 
The Connecticut jMagazine an article by Mabel Cassine 
Holman upon the 'Hive of the Averys' and its builder, 
Captain James Avery, one of the pioneers of Connect- 
icut. 

"Many descendants of Captain Avery, no doubt, 
enjoyed the well written sketch, and were grateful 
to Miss Holman for the painstaking research which 
resulted in so satisfactory a portrayal of the life and 
deeds of their ancestors. 

"Of these, none, I am sure, were more appre- 
ciative readers than one in the distant state of Ohio; 
distant not only in sense of miles, but of years as well ; 
for more than a century has elapsed since my forebears 
left the fine old state of Connecticut and turned their 
steps westward toward an unknown land. 

"Perhaps we, of the present generation, have 
gained thereby in some respects, but in others, at 
least, we have been losers; for the family traditions, 
which are the natural heritage of those who live in their 
ancestral state, are necessarily lost to us whose ances- 
tors have, for several generations, been far removed, 
and we are only beginning, as a people, to renew our 

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acquaintance with old New England through the me- 
dium of historical and genealogical writings, such as 
the sketch contributed by Miss Holman. 

It is through the pleasure and benefit received from 
such writings that I am tempted to hope an exchange 
of narratives may result in mutual pleasure, and that 
the story of a Connecticut woman, a descendant of Cap- 
tain Avery, who became a pioneer of the Old North- 
west Territory may be read with interest. 

"Side by side with Captain James Avery fought 
another warrior who is prominently identified with the 
early history of Connecticut, — Captain George Denison. 

"Coming from England when a young man, he 
lived for a time at Roxbury, ^Massachusetts, but re- 
turned to his native country and took service under 
Cromwell. He fought at the battle of Marston Moor 
and was afterwards taken prisoner, but got free and 
married an English girl. Miss Ann Borodell, and with 
her returned to New England, in the year 1645, locat- 
ing for a time at Roxbury, Massachusetts, but finally 
removing with his family to Stonington, Connecticut, 
where he remained until his death, in 1694. 

"We learn from the records of ilassachusetts and 
Connecticut that "Captain George Denison was not 
only distinguished as a civilian, but became the most 
distinguished soldier of Connecticut in her early settle- 
ment, except perhaps Captain John Mason. '"* 

"In addition to their distinguished military serv- 
ices, both Captain Avery and Captain Denison served 
many terms as deputies to the General Court, and it is 
safe to assume that the association of the two men 
led to a lasting friendship between them. 

"Captain Avery lived to see a closer tie than that 
of friendship unite two of their descendants, for we 
find, that, in the year 1698, William Denison, grandson 

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of Capt. George Denison, and Mary Avery, granddaugh- 
ter of Capt. James Avery, were united in the holy bonds 
of matrimony. To this couple were born twelve children, 
one of whom, a son named William, was born in 1705. 
He married January 1, 1737, Hannah Tyler, daughter 
of Captain James Tyler. Eight children were born to 
"William and Hannah (Tyler) Denison, one of whom 
was a daughter named Esther, whose future was 
destined to be closely identified with the trials of 
New England during the revolution, and later, with 
those of the Northwest Teritory during years of Indian 
warfare. 

•'Esther Denison was born on April 23, 1746, prob- 
ably in the town of North Stonington. Of her early 
life we know little except that in 1763, at the age of 
seventeen, she was married to John James, and that 
they afterward lived both in North Stonington and 
Preston, Connecticut. Of this period of her life, little 
more is known, at least to the writer, except that she 
became a member of the Preston Congregational church 
in 1767. 

"Soon after her marriage came the stirring times 

preceding the Revolutionary War, and when the call 

to arms was sounded, we find the name of John James 

among the "Minute Men" from Connecticut who re- 

. sponded to the "Lexington Alarm." 

"We find him again enrolled as "sergeant" at the 
siege of New London, and feel sure that his life was 
devoted to the cause of liberty all through the strug- 
gle for independence, and that he was aided and en- 
couraged in every way possible by his wife, whose 
patriotism in those trying times we know was worthy 
of her lineage. 

"The close of the Revolutionary War was followed 
by a period of reconstruction and was a natural time 

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for the soldiers of the army to make radical changes; 
hence the movement to organize what was known as 
the 'Ohio Company' found ample support in the New 
England states. 

"It is nearly a century and a quarter since Gen- 
eral Rufus Putnam and his brother officers met at the 
'Bunch of Grapes' tavern in Boston on April 25, 1786, 
and organized the 'Ohio Company of Associates,' and 
it is a matter of history that ]\Ianasseh Cutler, of Con- 
necticut, 'representing soldiers of the Revolutionary 
Army organized as the Ohio Company of Associates, 
purchased from the board of treasury of the United 
States, on authority granted by the Continental Con- 
gress, July 27, 1787, a million and a half acres of 
those waste and vacant lands.' 

"The first body of settlers, forty-eight in number, 
headed by General Rufus Putnam, landed at the mouth 
of the Muskingum River, on April 7, 1788, and chris- 
tened their new home in honor of the French queen. 
Marietta. 

"This has come to be known as the landing of 
the 'Mayflower II,' and has been made the subject of 
song and story almost as often as its famous pred- 
ecessor. 

"General St. Clair, first governor of the North- 
west Territory, arrived at Fort Ilarmar on July 9, 1788, 
and upon his official entry into Marietta, on July 10th, 
civil government was established. 

"For a detailed account of these early settlers, 
I am indebted to Dr. Hildreth, ,their first historian. 
From his ancient records I learn that, during the 
first winter of their occupation of the Northwest Ter- 
ritory, the directors of the Ohio Company sent out ex- 
ploiting partes to examine their purchase, 

"They reported a fine tract of land on the right 
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bank of the Ohio river commencing near the mouth of 
the Kanawha River and extending down the Ohio 
four or five miles. It included a rich strip of bottom 
land about three miles in length by one-third of a mile 
in width. This was divided into farms about forty 
rods wide and extending back to the hills which rose 
to an elevation of a hundred feet in the background. 

"This beautiful spot was named 'Belle-prairie' or 
'Beautiful meadow,' but the name has been shortened 
by usage into Belpre. 

"The second settlement was composed of about 
forty associates, the largest portion of whom had 
served as officers in the Revolutionary "War, and when 
the army disbanded, retired with a brevet promotion. 
"To a stranger, it seemed curious that every house 
he passed should be occupied by a commissioned offi- 
cer. It is said that 'No settlement ever formed west 
of the mountains contained so many men of real merit, 
sound practical sense, and refined manner. 

" 'They had been in the school of Washington 
and were nearly or quite all of them, acquainted with 
that great and good man. All of the families in 
the Belpre settlement had received the advantage of 
the common schools in New England and some had 
been more liberally educated. They were habituated 
to industry and economy and brought up under the in- 
fluence of morality and religion. They had been se- 
lected to lead their countrymen to battle and to defend 
their rights, not for their physical strength, but for 
their moral standing and superior intellect. 

" *In addition to these advantages they had also 
received a second education in the Army of the Revo- 
lution, where they heard the precepts of wisdom and 
witnessed the examples of bravery and fortitude, 
learning at the same time, the necessity of subordina- 

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tion to law and good order in promoting the happi- 
ness and prosperity of mankind.' (From manuscript 
notes of Judge Barker.) 

"Most of the Belpre associates passed the first 
winter in Marietta, moving onto their farms in the 
spring of 1789 ; several families, however, did not 
occupy their lands imtil the following year. The Ohio 
Associates came from New England in four compan- 
ies, several months apart, and covering in all about 
two years. 

"In the last company I find my great grandfather, 
Captain John James, and family. The latter consisted 
of his wife, Esther Denison James, and ten children, 

"The settlement of Belpre consisted at this time 
of the forty families before mentioned, who lived in 
log houses near the river bank; into one of these 
Captain James and his family moved and began the life 
of pioneers. The immense forest trees were cut down 
and a rail fence was built in the rear of the fields 
to protect the crops from the cattle. The houses were 
connected by paths which ran through the fields, and 
a number of springs of pure water afforded comfort 
to the settlers. 

"Scarcely were they thus comfortably housed 
than they were brought face to face with a famine 
caused by the rotting of the crops, and the history of 
the 'starving time' of the Pilgrims in Old Plymouth 
was repeated on the banks of the Ohio. No sooner had 
this calamity been overcome than the settlers were 
asasiled by one yet more dire. 

"From the records of Washington county we learn 
that a new association had been formed in the fall of 
1790, locating upon a tract of land known as 'Big 
Bottom,' which had attracted attention from its great 
beauty and richness. 

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"This association numbered thirty-six members, 
only eigliteen, however, going originally to the new 
settlement. All of these were young men with the ex- 
ception of a hunter who accompanied them, taking 
with him his wife and children. Among the number 
was William James, a son of Captain James, 

"The older members of the settlement tried in 
vain to dissuade them from making the venture, be- 
lieving that the Indians were inclined to be hostile. 
Unheeded, however, were the warnings, and a block- 
house of good dimensions was erected upon the banks 
of the Muskingum River, several miles distant from the 
other settlements. Two cabins were also built about 
twenty rods from the block-house, one occupied by 
Francis and Isaac Choate, and the other by Eleazer 
Bullard and his brother Asa. 

""With all the rashness of youth and inexperience, 
the young men, believing that they were safe from any 
possible attack by the Indians in the ^vinte^ season, 
failed to enclose their block-house with palisades, or 
make any system of defense, such as the setting of sen- 
tinels to watch for danger. By their carelessness, they 
thus brought upon themselves the attack which is 
known as the 'Massacre of Big Bottom,' and which 
was followed by years of Indian warfare. The fol- 
lo^\^ng account of the massacre is taken from the his- 
tory of "Washington county: 

"One evening, in the winter of 1790-1791, the in- 
mates of the block-house were gathered around the 
large fire place. Some were engaged in preparing the 
evening meal, while others warmed themselves by the 
genial blaze, when the door was thrown suddenly open, 
and a volley of musketry poured death into their midst. 
Several fell lifeless to the floor, while one, Zebulon 
Throop, who was bending over a frying pan in which 

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he was cooking venison for supper, sank down upon 
the blazing logs. The shots were fired from without, 
while one of the Indians, who had burst the door, held 
it open. 

"No sooner had the guns been emptied than, 
with a fiendish yell, the savages leaped through the 
smoke to finish with their tomahawks the butchery 
begun with powder and ball. So sudden and so fierce 
was the onslaught that little resistance could be made, 
and one after another the inmates of the block-house 
were dispatched. Only one Indian was wounded and 
he by the wife of the hunter. She had witnessed the 
brutal slaying of her children ; had seen them scalped 
and thrown into the blazing fire, and, with the courage 
of a madman, she seized an axe and struck wildly at 
one of the murderers. 

"The blow came near proving fatal at the instant, 
but was quickly avenged by the companion of the 
assaulted one, who, coming up behind her, as the 
woman was again raising the heavy axe to strike, cleft 
her skull with his tomahawk. The air was filled with 
the wild yells of the Indians, the moans of the dying, 
the agonizing shrieks and the supplications of those 
on whom the cruel death-blow had not yet descended. 

"All were quickly dispatched except Philip, a 
son of Colonel William Stacey, who, during the excite- 
ment of the massacre, had cowered down in a corner 
of the room and pulled some bedclothes over himself. 
He was discovered by an Indian who was searching 
for articles of plunder. As soon as his hiding place 
was revealed, a tomahawk was raised to kill him and 
the terrified boy, who then threw himself at the feet 
of the murderer, would have been dispatched in spite 
of his piteous en+reaties if another Indian had not inter- 
posed and saved him. 

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"Besides the boy, only two men who occupied 
one of the cabins near by, escaped. The names of the 
killed were as follows. Ezra Putnam, Zebulon Throop, 
John Stacey, John Camp, Jonathan Farewell, James 
Couch, John Clark, "William James, Isaac Meeks, his 
wife and children. 

"Two days after the massacre Captain Rogers led 
a company of men to, Big Bottom. They met a com- 
pany from ]Marietta headed by Anselm Tupper, and 
together they found that the Indians, after taking the 
lives of the twelve pioneers, had pulled up the floor- 
ing, piled it over the bodies of their victims, and set 
fire to the whole. 

"The block-house had not long been built, was 
constructed of birch logs and had been only partially 
consumed. ]\Iost of the bodies, however, were so dis- 
figured by the tomahawks and the fire as to be unrec- 
ognisable. William James' remains were identified by 
his great size. He had measured six feet, four inches 
in stature and was of massive build. 

"The ground being frozen very hard, a grave was 
dug within the walls of the block-house, where it had 
been prevented from freezing by the fire, and there 
the victims of the savages were buried side by side 
as they had fallen, and the charred charnel house re- 
mained in the now solitary and soundless forest as a 
grim shelter from the rain and snow — a desolate mon- 
ument to the memory of the brave, unfortunate pion- 
eers who slept beneath it, and a landmark to the hunter 
or scout, who passing it afar off, had a horrible sug- 
gestion of the fate which might be his. 

"No attempt was again made to form a settlement 
here, until after the Greenville Treaty of 1795, for the 
ma.ssaere was the 'bloodiest in the annals of the first 
settlement of Ohio and it not only terrified the inhab- 

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itants of Marietta and P>elpre. but sent a thrill of 
horror into all oi' the l)order settlements of Virginia 
and Pennsylvania, wliii-h left thoin. accustomed as they 
were to Indians atrocities, tilled with foreboding for 
many a^ day.' 

"Meanwhile word of the massacre had been carried 
to Marietta, and I now quote at length from the long- 
neglected records of Dr. llildreth : 

'The county seat of quarter sessions met at ]\Iar- 
ietta on the first ]^[onday in January. A considerable 
amount of the most active men were called there to 
attend as jurors, witupsses. etc. As it was a laborious 
task to get there by wnter. in canoes, many of them 
went up on Saturday and Sunday preceding. The 
court l^ad barely opened Monday, when word was 
brought of the sacking and slaughter of Big Bottom. 
It was immediately adjourned and the men returned 
to their homes full of anxiety for the fate of their 
own families. Notices had been sent to the sr "^lers at 
Belpre from "Wolf Creek 3Iills at the same ^e it was 
sent to ^Marietta. The woman and ch:" en suffered 
much from fear, expecting eery hour that the Indians 
would attack them. 

"The inhabitants were scattered along the river 
bank, living in their log cabins, without any prepara- 
tion f<3r defense, not expecting an Indian war, as a 
treaty had been made Avitb them only two years be- 
fore. Captain Jonathan Stone, at the upper settlement 
had built a small block-house for his dwelling, and 
into this all tlie wompn and children were gathered 
on Monday night. On Tuesday there was a general 
muster of all the heads of families, to consult on what 
was best to be done. They decided on collecting them 
all together, about thirty in number, at the middle 
settlement, where Colonel Cushing and Colonel Bat- 
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telle had already built two large log houses, and erected 
a spacious, strong, and well arranged garrison, suffi- 
cient for tJie accommodation of all the inhabitants. 
The spot selected was on the bank of the river, about 
half a mile below the 'Bluff,' and nearly against the 
center of Backus' Island. A swamp about six rods 
back from the Ohio, protected its rear, while the 
river defended the front. The upper and lower ends 
opened into a smooth, level bottom, suitable for a road 
by which to enter or depart from the garrison. The 
work was commenced the first week in January, and 
was prosecuted with the utmost energy, as their lives, 
apparently, depended on its completion. 

"As fast as the block-houses were built, the fam- 
ilies moved into them. They were thirteen in number, 
arranged in two rows, with a wide street between. 
The basement story was in general twenty feet square, 
and the upper twenty-two fe.et, thus projecting over 
the lower one, and forming a defense from which to 
protect the doors and windows below, in an attack 
They were built of round logs a foot in diameter, and 
the interstices nicely chinked and pointed with mortar 
The doors and window shutters were made of thick 
oak planks or puncheons, and secured with stout bars 
of wood on the inside. The large timbers were hauled 
with ox-teams, of which they had several yokes, while 
the li-hter for the roofs, gates, etc., were dragged 
along on hand sleds by men. The drawing was much 
facilitated by a few inches of snow which covered the 
ground. The pickets were made of quartered oak 
timber growing on the plain back of the garrison, 
formed from trees about a foot in diameter, fourteen 
feet in length, and set four feet deep in the ground 
leaving them ten feet high, over which no enemy could 
mount without a ladder. The smooth side was set 

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outward, and the palisades strengthened and kept in 
their places by stout ribbons, or wall pieces, pinned to 
them with three-inch nails on the inside. The spaces 
between the houses were filled up with pickets, and 
occupied three or four times the width of th houses, 
forming a continuous wall or inclosure, about eighty 
rods in length and six rods wide. The palisades on 
the river side, filled the whole space and projected 
over the edge of the bank leaning on rails and posts 
set to support them. They were sloped in this manner 
for the admission of air during the heat of summer. 
Gates of stout timber were placed in the east and west 
ends of the garrison, opening in the middle, for the 
egress and ingress of teams and to take in the cattle 
in an attack. A still wider gate opened near the center 
of the back wall, for the hauling in of wood, and all 
were secured with strong, heavy bars. Two or three 
smaller ones, called water gates, were placed on the 
river side, as all their water was procured from the 
Ohio. "When there were signs of Indians discovered by 
the spies, the domestic animals were driven within the 
gates at night. At sunset all the avenues were closed. 

"Every house was filled with families; and as 
new settlers arrived occasionally during the war, some 
houses contained three or four. The corner block- 
houses, on the back side of the garrison, were pro%'ided 
with watch towers, running up eight feet above the 
roof, where a sentry was constantly kept. AYhen the 
whole was completed, the inmates of the station called 
it "Farmer's Castle," a name very appropriate, as it 
w^as built and occupied by farmers. The directors 
of the Ohio Company,, with their characteristic bene- 
ficence, paid the expense of erecting three of the block- 
houses, and the money was distributed among the 
laborers. The view of the castle from the Ohio Kiver 

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was very picturesque and imposing ; looking like a small 
fortified city amidst the surrounding wilderness. Dur- 
ing the war, there were about seventy able bodied 
men mustered on the roll i'or military duty, and the 
place assumed that of a regular besieged fort, as in 
fact it was a great portion of the time, the Indians 
watcliiug in sjnall parties, more or less constantly, for 
a chance to kill or capture inhabitants when they least 
expected it. At sunrise the roll was called by the or- 
derly sergeant, and if any man had overslept in the 
morning, or neglected to answer to his name, the 
penalty was fixed at the cutting out of a stump of a 
tree to the level with the ground, they being scattered 
thickly over the surface inclosed with the castle. This 
penalty was rigidly exacted, so that few stumps re- 
mained at the close of tlie war. A regidar commander 
was appointed, with suitable subalterns. 

"Major Nathan Goodale was the first captain, and 
held that post until he moved into his own garrison 
in 1793, when Colonel Gushing took the command. The 
flag staff stood a few yards west of the back gate, 
near the house of Colonel Cushing, on which floated the 
stars and stripes of the Union. Near the flag staff was 
a large iron howitz, or swivel gun, mounted on a 
plaform incased in wood, hooped with iron bands and 
painted to resemble a six pounder. It was so adjusted 
as to revolve on a socket, and thus point to any part 
of the works. During the spring and .summer months, 
when there was any probability of Indians being in the 
vicinity, it was fired regularly, morning and evening. 
It could be heard distinctly for several miles around, 
especially up and down the Ohio ; the banks and hills 
adjacent, re-echoing the report in a wonderful manner. 
This practice no doubt kept the Indians in awe, and 
warned them not to approach a post whose inmates 

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were habitually watchful, and so well prepared to de- 
feud theuiselves. Around this spot it was customary 
for the loungers and newcomers to assemble, to discuss 
the concerns of the castle and tell the news of the day, 
while passing away the many idle hours that must 
necessarily fall to the lot of a community confined to 
such narrow limits. It was also the rallying point in 
case of an assault, and the spot where the muster roll 
was called morning and evening. The spies and ran- 
gers here made report of the discoveries to the com- 
mandant ; in short it was the 'place d'armes' of Farm- 
ers' Castle. 

"In the upper room of every house was kept a large 
cask, or hogs-head, constantly filled with water, to be 
used only in case of a fire, either from accident, or 
from an attack by the Indians. It was a part of the 
duty of the officer of the day to inspect every house, 
and see that the cask was well filled. Another duty 
was to prevent any stack of grain or fodder being 
placed so near the castle as to endanger the safety of 
the buildings, should the Indians set them on fire, or 
ailord a shelter in time of assault. They also inspected 
the gates, pickets, and houses, to see that all were in 
repair and well secured at night. Theyreceived de- 
spatches from abroad, and sent out expresses to other 
stations. Their authority was absolute, and the gov- 
ernment strictly military. 

''No people ever paid more attention to the edu- 
cation of their children, than the descendants of the 
Puritans. One of the first things done by the settlers 
of Belpre, after tliey had erected their own log dwell- 
ings, was to make provision for teaching their chil- 
dren the rudiments of learning, reading, writing and 
arithmetic. Pathsheba Rouse, the daughter of John 
Rouse, one of the emigrants from near New Bedford, 

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Mass., was employed in the summer of 1789, to teach 
the small children, and for several subsequent sum- 
mers, she taught a school in Farmers' Castle. She is 
believed to the first female who ever kept a school 
within the present bounds of Ohio. During the win- 
ter months, a male teacher was employed for the larger 
boys and young women. Daniel Mayo was the first 
teacher in Farmers' Castle. He came from Boston, a 
young man, in the family of Colonel Battelle, in the 
fall of the year 1788, and was a graduate of Cam- 
bridge University. The school was kept in a large 
room of Colonel Battelle 's block-house. He was a 
teacher for several winters, and during the summer 
worked at clearing and cultivating his lot of land. 
He married a daughter of Colonel Israel Putnam, and 
after the war, settled at Newport, Kentucky, where 
his descendants now live. Jonathan Baldwin, another 
educated man, also kept school a part of the time dur- 
ing their confinement in garrison. These schools had 
no public funds as at this day to aid them, but were 
supported from the hard earnings of the honest 
pioneers. 

"The larger portion of the time during the war, 
religious services were kept up on the Sabbath, in 
Farmers' Castle, by Colonel E. Battelle. The people 
asesmbled at the large lower room in his block-house, 
which was provided with seats. Notice was given of 
the time when the exercises began by his son, Ebenezer, 
then a lad of fifteen or sixteen years old, and a drum- 
mer to the garrison, marching the length of the castle, 
up and down, beating the drum. The inmates under- 
stood the call as readily from the 'Tattoo,' as from the 
sound of a bell; and generally attended regularly. The 
meeting was opened with prayer, sometimes read from 
the church service, and sometimes delivered extempore, 

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followed by singing, at which all the New Englanders 
were more or less proficient. A sermon was then read 
from the writings of some standard divine, and the 
meeting closed with singing and prayer. There was 
usually but one service a day. Occasionally, during 
the war, the Rev. Daniel Story visited them and 
preached on the Sabbath; but these calls were rare, 
owing to the danger of intercourse between the set- 
tlements from the Indians. After the war his attend- 
ance was more regular, about once a month ; on the 
three other Sabbaths, religious services were still kept 
up by Colonel Battelle, at a house erected on the 
'Bluff,' which accommodated both the upper and mid- 
dle settlements, until the time of their being able to 
build other and more convenient places of worship. 
This holy day was generally observed and honored by 
the inhabitants ; but not with that strictness common in 
New England. Very few of the leading men at that 
day were members of any church ; yet all supported re- 
ligion, morality and good order. 

'Here is a list of the families who lived in Farmers' 
Castle, at Belpre, in the year 1792. 

"No. 1. Colonel Ebenezer Battelle, wife, and four 
chidren, viz : Cornelius, Ebenezer, Thomas and Louisa. 
Cornelius and Thomas, soon after the close of the war 
went to the "West Indies, where a rich uncle put them 
into lucrative employment. Thomas married a daugh- 
ter of Governor Livingston, of New York, and Corne- 
lius, the daughter of a rich planter. Louisa remained 
single and resided in Boston, the birthplace of her 
mother. Ebenezer settled on a farm in Newport, in 
this county, and has a numerous family of children, 
noted for their intelligence and respectability. 

"No. 2. Captain John James, wife, and ten chil- 
dren, from New England, viz : Susannah, Anna, Esther, 

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Hannah. Abi^'ail and Polly; William. John, Thomas and 
Simeon ; William was killed by the Indians at the sack- 
ing of Big Bottom. The otiuT.s all married and settled 
in the vicinity, either in Ohio or Virginia. 

'"Also. Isaac Barker. Avit'e and eight children, from 
near New Bedford, :\Iass. Michael, Isaac, Joseph, Wil- 
liam and Timothy; Anna. Rhoda and Nancy. All of 
whom subsequently married and raised families, in 
Athens county, where ]\Ir. Barker settled after the 
war. 

•'Also. Daniel Cogswell, wife and five children. 
John, Abigail. Peleg. Job and Daniel. He was noted 
for his ecL-entricity and love of fun. Settled after the 
war, below Little Hockhocking, where the children now 
live. 

No. 3. Captain Jouatan Stone, wife and three chil- 
dren, from ]^Iassaehusetts, viz: Benjamin Franklin. 
Samuel and Eufus Putnam — two others born after the 
war. He lived in the upper room while the lower was 
used for a work shop. Benjamin Franklin settled in 
Belpre, where the children now live ; Samuel in Licking 
county, and Rufus Putnam, near McConnelsville, on- a 
farm where his children now reside. 

No. 4. Colonel Nathaniel Cushiug, wife and six 
children, from Boston, ]\[ass., viz: Nathaniel, Henry, 
Varnum, Thomas, Sally and Elizabeth. These all mar- 
ried and settled in Ohio. Three other daughters were 
born after the war. 

"Also, Captain Jonathan Devoll, wife, and six 
children, lived in the upper room of the same build- 
ing, from Howland's Ferry. Rhode Island, viz: Henry, 
Charles, Barker, Francis, Sally and Nancy, with a 
nephew, Christupher Devoll, whom he adopted when a 
child. He was the son of Silas Devoll. captain of ma- 
rines on board the ship 'Alfred,' under Commander 

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Abraham Whipple. He was taken prisoner and died in 
the prison ship, at New York. Christopher acted as a 
spy for some montlis near the close of the war. After 
the peace, he returned to Rhode Island, and followed 
the sea. 

"No. 5. Contained three families, viz: Isaac 
Pierce, wife and three children. Samuel, Joseph and 
Phebe, Joseph settled in Dayton. Ohio, and held some 
of the most responsible positions ; Samuel became a 
sailor; Phebe married and settled also in Dayton. 
Nathaniel Little, wife and one child; he settled in New- 
port where some of the children now live. Joseph 
Barker, wife, and one child ; Joseph born in Belpre ; 
after the war he settled on a farm, six miles up the 
Muskingum. He held some of the highest offices in 
the county ; raised a numerous family of children, who 
rank among the most useful and intelligent citizens in 
the country. 

"No. 6. ilajor Nathan Goodale, wife, and seven 
children, Betsy, Cynthia, Sally, Susan, Henrietta, Tim- 
othy and Lincoln. Henrietta died of the smallpox; 
Timothy w^as a young man and served a part of the 
time as a ranger. He died soon after the war. The 
daughters all married and settled in Ohio. Lincoln 
studied medicine, hut afterward entered into trade and 
settled in Columbus, where he became distinguished 
for his wealth, many amiable qualities, and especially 
his affectionate kindness to his more dependent rela- 
tives. 

No. 7, in the southwest corner of the garrison, 
contained three families, viz: A. W, Putnam, wife 
and one child, William Pitt, born in the garrison; 
he married the daughter of Daniel Loring, Esq. Also 
D. Loring, wife, and seven children, Israel, Rice and 
Jesse, Luba, Bathsheba, Charlotte and Polly; Israel 

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•was a young man after the war settled near Gibson's 
Fort, Miss., where he became very wealthy in lands; 
Rice and Jesse settled in Belpre, on farms ; Rice held 
the office of associate judge of the court of common 
pleas, and Jesse was sheriff of the county several years. 
The daughters all married and settled in Ohio, where 
their descendants onw live. Major Oliver Rice lived 
in the family of Mr, Long. Captain Benjamin Miles, 
wife, and five children lived in the same block-house, 
from Ruthlaud, Mass., viz: Benjamin Buckminster and 
Hubbard, twin brothers, William, Tappan and Polly. 
Benjamin Buckminster settled in Athens, and followed 
merchandise ; Tappan became a preacher of the gospel ; 
Hubbard settled in Ilinois ; and William lived in Belpre, 
all married with numerous descendants. 

"No. 8 contained Griffin Greene, Esq., wife, and 
four children, from Rhode Island. Richard, Philip, 
Griffin and Susan ; all married and settled in Ohio, but 
the youngest son. Phebe Green was a niece, lived with 
them, and married Captain Jonathan Haskell, of the 
army, and settled in Belpre, on a farm. Their descend- 
ants live in this country. 

**No. 9 contained two families, viz: John Rouse, 
wife and eight children, from Rochester, Mass. Mich- 
ael, Bathsheba, Cynthia, Betsy, Ruth, Stephen, Robert 
and Barker. The latter were twins. Robert died of 
the scarlet fever. These children married and settled 
in this county ; Cynthia to the Honorable Paul Fearing 
and Betsy to Colonel Levi Barber. These men were 
highly respected, and held some of the most honorable 
posts, both of them having been members of congress. 
Their descendants are among the most respectable 
citizens of the state. Also Major Robert Bradford, 
%vife and three or four children, from Plymouth, Mass. 
Several of these children died of scarlet fever; others 

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were born after the war and now live in Ohio. 

"No. 10. Captain John Levins, w^ife and six chil- 
dren, from Killingly, Couneticut, viz : Joseph, a young 
man, and John a boy of ten years, Nancy, Fanny, Es- 
ther and Matilda. Naney married Jonathan Plumer; 
Betsy, to Dr. Mathews, of Putnam, Ohio ; Esther, to Mr. 
Sanf ord ; Fanny, to Joseph Lincoln, while in garrison — 
he was for many years a merchant in Marietta, and an 
excellent man — and Matilda to John AVhite. Also 
Captain William Dana, wife and eight children, from 
Watertown, ]\lass. ; Luther and William were young 
men, Edmund, Stephen, John, Charles and Augustus, 
Betsy, Mary and Fanny ; Augustus and Fanny were 
born in the garrison; all these married and settled in 
Washington count}', some in Belpre, and some in New- 
port, which was a colony from Belpre ; Charles and 
John settled in Mississippi. 

"Between No. 10 and 11, there was a long low 
building, called the barrack, in which a small de- 
tachment of United States troops were quartered. In 
No. 11, Mrs. Dunham, the widow of Daniel Dunham, 
"who died in 1791, with one son and two daughters. 
Simeon Wright married one of the girls, and lived 
with her» She was the mother of Persis, killed by the 
Indians. Also, Captain Israel Stone, wife and ten 
children, from Rutland, Massachusetts, viz: Sardine, a 
young man, Israel, Jasper, Augustus, B. Franklin and 
Columbus; Betsy married to T. Guthrie, of Newbury; 
Matilda to Stephen Smith, of Rainbow; Lydia to Ezra 
Hoyt, of Big Hockhocking; Polly to John Dodge, of 
Waterf ord ; and Harriet, born in the castle, to James 
Knowles, of Newbury. The sons and their descend- 
ants settled and lived in Washington county. 

"In No. 12 lived Benjamin Patterson, wife and 
six children, three of the rangers, or spies, who were 

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single men, viz : Jolm Shepard, George Kerr and ]\Iath- 
e\v Kerr. This man, Patterson, served as a spy three 
years for the settlement at Belpre, and then moved 
doAvn the river, lie came j:rom Wyoming, in Penn- 
sylvania. 

"At the period of the controvers}"" between the 
state of Pennsylvania and Connecticut, relative to their 
contiicting claims to land on the Susquehanna river, 
congress appointed Timothy Pickering, of Salem, 
Massachusetts, a man of Spartan integrity, to go upon 
the ground and with others try to adjust the difficulty. 
"While there, this same B. Patterson, with two other 
men took Mr. Pickering from his bed at night, and 
conveyed him three or four miles into the woods, and 
bound him fast to a white oak sapling, and left him 
there to die of starvation. After two or three days, 
Patterson's conscience so worried him that he relented, 
and unknown to his companions, he went and unboiuid 
him, setting him at liberty. For this outrage he left 
"Wyoming, and fled to the state of New York, and 
from thence, after a time, to Marietta. It was not 
uncommon for such persons to visit the new settle- 
ments ; but finding their characters after a time fol- 
lowing on after them they proceeded further do-v\Ti the 
river. (MS. Notes of Judge Barker.) 

"Benoni Hurlburt, wife and four children lived 
in the same house at the time of his death. His family 
settled in Amestown, Athens county, where his de- 
scendants now live. 

"No. 13. Colonel Alexander Oliver, wife and 
eleven chldren, from the west part of Massachusetts, 
viz: Launcelot, a young man, Alexander, John and 
David. They settled in Ohio. Two of Alexander's 
sons are now preachers of the gospel in the ^Methodist 
church. David studied medicine and settled in the 

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western part of Ohio. The daughters were named, 
and married as follows, viz: Liicretia, to Levi Munsel, 
and lived several years in i\Iarietta ; his son Leander, 
was the first man born in Ohio who had a seat in the 
legislature. Betsy, to Honorable Daniel Symraes, of 
Cincinnati ; he was the first register in the United 
States land office at that place. Sally, married to Major 
Austin, of the United States army, and settled in Cin- 
cinnati. Lucretia, to George Putnam, son of Colonel 
Israel Putnam. ^Mehala, to Calvin Shepard, son of 
Colonel Shepard, of Marietta. He was cashier of the 
Miami Exporting Company Bank, and his son, R. 0. 
is said to be the first preacher in the ^Methodist church 
who was boru in Ohio. He is now an elder. Mary, to 
Oliver Wing, of Adams, in this county. The descend- 
ants of Colonel Oliver rank with the most active, use- 
ful and wealthy citizens of Ohio. 

"In No. 13 also lived Daniel Bent, wife and four 
children, from Rutland, Massachusetts, viz : Nahum, 
Daniel, Dorcas, and one other daughter married to Joel 
Oaks, of Xewbury. Dorcas married AVilliam Dana, of 
Newport. Some of their descendants are living in 
this county, and some in Missouri. Silas Bent, Esq., 
the oldest son of the colonel, and wife, also lived there 
with two or three children. He was one of the judges 
of the common pleas, appointed by Governor St. Clair. 
After the purchase of Louisiana he removed to St. Louis, 
and was employpd ir c^-;r-'-.;-5-cr th^^ Ignited States 
lands. One of his sons became the head of a fur 
trader's company, and established a fort high up on 
the Arkansas river. Elijah Pixley, wife and two chil- 
dren from "Wyoming. He served a part of the time 
as drummer for the garrison, and was a celebrated 
maker of drums, using for this purpose a block of 
sassafras wood/ which made a ver>' light and neat 
article. 

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"Several other families lived in Farmers' Castle 
for a short time and then proceeded down the river; 
but the above list contains nearly all the permanent 
and substantial head of families who settled in Belpre 
in 1789 and 1790. 

"Joshua Fleehart, wife, and four children, lived in 
a small cabin east of block-house No. 3. He was a noted 
hunter, and supplied the g:arrison with fresh meat. 
Soon after the war closed, he moved nearer to the 
frontiers, where he could follow huntingr and trapping 
to better advantage. One of his hunting adventures is 
related in the transactions of the year 1794. 

'During the long and tedious confinement of the 
inhabitants of the garrison, various were the modes 
sought out to make the time pass as happily as their 
circumstances would allow. The sports of the young 
men and boys consisted of games at ball, foot races, 
wrestling, and leaping, at all of which the larger num- 
ber were adepts. Foot races were especially en- 
couraged, that it might give them an advantage in 
their contests with the Indians. Those of a more re- 
fined character, in which both sexes could participate, 
consisted chiefly in dancing. Parties of young people 
from Campus ]\Iartius and Fort Harmar used to come 
down as often as four or five times a year, and join 
in their festivities. These visits were made by water, 
in a barge or large row boat, attended by a guard of 
soldiers from the fort. They brought musicians with 
them, who were attached to the military service. A 
player on the violin, from Gallipolis, named Vansan, 
one of the French emigrants, was celebrated for his 
musical talents, and always accompanied the young 
men from that place in their visits to Farmers' Castle, 
where they were very welcome \asitors. It is true, they 
did not always abound in nice cakes and rich wines; 

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but they treated their guests with the best they had, 
while the hilarity and cheerful looks of the company 
made amends for all besides. 

"The garrison at Belpre contained about twenty 
young females in the prime of life, with fine persons, 
agreeable manners, and cultivated minds. A danger- 
ous recreation of the younger girls was to steal out 
of the castle in the pleasant moonlight evenings of 
summer, and taking possession of a canoe, push it 
silently up the Ohio, for a mile or more ; then paddle 
out into the middle of the river and float gently down 
with the current. Some favorite singer then struck up 
a lively song, in which all joined their voices, making 
sweet melody on the calm waters of the "Belle 
Riviere," greatly to the delight of the young men and 
guards on the watch towers, but much to the alarm of 
their mothers, who were always in fear of the Indians. 
But their young and cheerful hearts thought little of 
the danger, but much of the amusement on the water, 
and a brief escape from the confinement within the 
walls of the garrison, 

"Promenading up and down the smooth broad 
avenue between the rows of block-houses, about eighty 
rods in extent, was also another favorite summer even- 
ing recreation for the young people, while the elder 
ones gathered in cheerful groups at each other's dwel- 
lings, to chat on their o^^^l affairs, or the news of the 
day, collected as it might be from the passing boats, or 
the rangers in their visits to the other garrisons. 
Newspapers, they had few or none of, until some years 
after the war, the first printed in Marietta being in 
1802, with the exception of a chance one sent out from 
a friend east of the mountains, by some moving family. 
After a mail route was established in 1794, they were 
more common. Early in autumn, partes of the young 

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folks visited the islaml, on which several families 
resided, for the pui'pose of gathering grapes, papaws, 
nuts, etc. On the heads of the island, at that day, 
there grew a very fine. rich, red grape, said to liave 
been scattered tlu're from seeds left there by the early 
French voyagers; it is however probable they were a 
native variety, fitted to grow in a sandy soil. The 
ground beneath the lofty trees was but little encum- 
bered with bushes, and afforded beautiful walks, when 
there was no danger from the lurking savages, whose 
swarthy visages were mingled more or less with the 
thoughts of their most cheerful hours. 

"The -Ith of July was regularly celebrated in a 
bowery within the walls of the garrison, where the 
old officers and soldiers of the revolution again re- 
counted the trials and hardships of that eventful period 
over a flowing bowl of whisky punch, while the report 
of their little noisy howitz awoke the echoes among 
the neighboring hills, at the announcement of each 
patriotic toast. A celebration of this glorious day with- 
out gunpowder or punch, would at that time have been 
called a burlesque. 

"The last of February, 1795, about ten months 
after the massacre of Armstrong's family, Jonas Davis. 
a young man from ^lassachusetts, and an inmate of 
Stone's garrison, at the upper settlement, had been to 
Marietta, by land, and on his return, at the mouth of 
Crooked Creek, three miles from the Garrison, dis- 
covered an old skiff, or a small boat, that had been 
thrown on shore among some driftwood by the high 
water. Nails being scarce and dear at that time, he 
concluded to go up the next morning with some tools, 
pull it to pieces and get out the nails. While busily 
occupied with the old skiff, a war party, consisting of 
two Indians and a negro who had been adopted by their 

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tribe, happened to be in that \acinity looking for an 
opportunity to kill or plunder the whites, heard him at 
work, and creeping: up carefully to the edge of the 
bank, shot him, without his being aware of their ap- 
proach ; as was afterwards ascertained from one of 
the party, at the treaty of Greenville, in August fol- 
lowing, where many things were disclosed in relation 
to the depredations on the settlements, that could only 
be learned from the Indians themselves. He was 
scalped, stripped of his clothing, his tools taken away, 
and his dead bodj- left by the side of the skiff. As 
he did not return that night, fears were entertained 
of his fate, and the next morning a party of armed 
men went up, under the guidance of one of the rangers, 
where they found Davis as above related. He was 
brought down to the garrison and buried. 

"His death was the most distressing as he was 
shortly to have been married to a daughter of Isaac 
Barker, one of the inhabitants of the garrison, and 
his wedding suit already prepared. Had he followed 
the rules of the station, which strictly forbade anyone 
going out alone beyond gunshot of the block-house, he 
would have escaped his untimely fate. The victory 
over the Indians by Wayne, and their quiet demeanor, 
since, no doubt induced him to think there was little 
or no danger. But as no treaty was yet concluded with 
the Indians, strict discipline was kept up in all the 
garrisons after that period, and no trust placed in 
their forbearance ; for, although greatly humbled, their 
hatred of the whites was not lessened by their defeat. 

"The day of the death of Davis, a party of four 
young men, headed by John James, Jr., one of the 
most active and resolute of the borderers, proceeded 
down the Ohio, in a canoe, in pursuit of the murders 
of Davis. The rangers at Gallipolis had ascertained 
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that a party of Indians were hunting on the head of 
Symmes' creek, and from the direction pursued by 
the "war party in their retreat, they were led to think 
they belonged to that band. "V^'ith all diligence they 
hastened on to the mouth of the Big Kanawha, in ex- 
pectation of being joined there by volunteers from the 
garrison ; but none turned out, declining to do so on 
account of the armistice made with the Indians after 
their defeat by General "Wayne. Proceeding on to 
Gallipolis, and making known the object of their pur- 
suit,, four men volunteered their aid and joined them. 
From this place they hastened onward to Kaccoon 
Creek, and ranged up that stream one day without mak- 
ing any discovery of the Indians. Here one of their 
men fell sick and turned back, while another had to 
accompany him, leaving only six to continue, the 
pursuit. 

"The following day they reached the head of 
Symmes' creek, where is a large pond, about a mile 
and a quarter of a mile wide, a famous place for trap- 
ping beaver. They soon fell upon signs of the Indians, 
and on a bush by the edge of the pond found an In- 
dian's cap made of beaver skin, which he had left to 
mark the spot where his trap was set. Mr. James 
took this into his own keeping. As it was near sunset, 
the party secreted themselves behind a large fallen 
tree, waiting for night, when they intended to attack 
the Indians in their camp, make one fire and rush on 
with their tomahawks, not thinking the hunting party 
could number more than eight or ten men, but they 
subsequently found they amounted to near forty, di- 
vided into two camps, one on each side of the pond. 
They had lain concealed but a short time, when an 
Indian, who had been out hunting came in sight, and 
was closely examining the trail made by the whites, 

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knowing it was that of strangers. When he came 
within forty or fifty yards, one of the party, Joseph , 
]\[iller, fired and the Indian fell. As Mr. James 
rushed up with his tomahawk he raised the war cry, 
And was instantly answered by his comrades in camp, 
distant not more than two or three hundred yards, for 
they came directly rushing up in force, before James 
could accomplish his purpose, and his party was obliged 
to retreat, as the Indians far outnumbered them. See- 
ing the whites likely to escape, they set their dogs 
on the trail, who came yelping and barking at their 
heels, like hounds in pursuit of a fox. 

"Fortunately it soon came on so dark that their 
enemies could not see their trail, and followed only 
by the barking of the dogs. For a day or two previous 
it had rained heavily, and when they reached the east 
fork of the creek, *it was too high for fording. They 
hastily made a raft of dry logs, but it became en- 
tangled in the bushes, in the creek bottom, which was 
all overflowed, so that they had to abandon it. Their 
escape this way being cut off, they were forced to re- 
turn to the ridge, between the two branches, and travel 
up until they could cross by fording. A little before 
morning they halted and rested until daylight, the dogs 
for some time having ceased to pursue them, or by 
barking give notice of their position. Soon after this 
they found a fordable place in the creek and crossed 
over. Here they lay, an hour or two, waiting for the 
Indians, expecting them to pursue the trail with day- 
light and intending to fire upon them when in the 
water; but they did not come, having probably 
crossed higher up in the stream. When they reached 
Raccoon Creek, that was also full, and had to be 
crossed on a raft. The party reached Gallipolis the 
next day at evening, much wearied with their toil- 
some and exciting journey. 

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"Colonel Robert Safford of Gallipolis, then acting 
as a ranger, went out the next morning and found 
the trail of the Indians pursuing the whites to within 
a short distance of the town. The pond on Symmes' 
creek is distant about one hundred miles from Belpre, 
and shows this to have been one of the most hazard- 
ous, daring, and long-continued pursuits, after a dep- 
redating band of Indians, which occurred during the 
war; reflecting great credit on the spirited men who 
conducted it. It was the last warfare with the sav- 
ages from this part of the territory. 

"When at last the Indian war was ended, the fam- 
ilies who had been so long and intimately associated 
together in Farmers' Castle, left their historic garri- 
son to make once more homes for themselves in the 
land now forever reclaimed from the savages. 

"Near the site of Farmers' Castle is the thriving 
village of Belpre, and just across the river lies the 
prosperous city of Parkersburg,' tributes to the thrift 
and energy of this band of New England Pilgrims. 
Between the two towns lies the beautiful and historic 
island made famous by the names of Aaron Burr and 
Harman Blennerhassett. 

"Pre\'ious to its occupancy by the latter, it was 
di\T[ded into farms which were occupied by early set- 
tlers. One of these was Captain James, who, with his 
family, from which, alas ! one member was missing, re- 
moved to Blennerhasset Island, where they lived for 
several years. 

"About 1798, he purchased a tract of land in West 
Virginia, seven hundred acres in extent, at the junc- 
tion of Stillwell Creek, and the little Kanawha river, 
six miles from Parkersburg. 

"Captain James, however, lived only a short time 
after removing his family to their new home, his death 

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occurring at the close of the eighteenth century, the 
latter part of which had proved so eventful for him 
and for his family, both in New England and in the 
'Old Northwest.' 

"The -UTiter recently visited the site of the old 
home in "West Virginia, which was afterward burned, 
and has in her possession an old English t,easpoon 
upon which are inscribed the initials W. H., and which 
was thrown up by the plough a few years since, where 
once stood the home of Captain James. 

**0f the seven hundred acres of land only a portion 
remains in the possession of his descendants ; and upon 
this stands a substantial frame house, erected seventy- 
five years ago by his grandson, and still in a good state 
of preservation. 

"Here in this peaceful spot, quiet, save for the oc- 
casional passing of a railway train, where the waters 
of Stillwell creek flow unceasingly into the Little Kan- 
awha, and the hills encircle them with their protecting 
care, lie all that is mortal of Captain John James, and 
his wife, Esther Denison, who journeyed so long ago, 
from a comfortable home in New England, to endure 
the hardships of pioneer life in Ohio, and assist in 
founding the 'Empire of the West.' " 

In 1906 a bronze tablet presented by the "Ohio 
Company of Associates oi -\e\v lurK comniemoraiing 
the first permanent settlement of the Ohio company, 
was unveiled on the Marietta college campus. 

In July, 1908, the James "Wood chapter, D. A. R., 
of Parkersburg, "W, Va., dedicated a boulder to the 
memory of the revolutionary soldiers who are buried 
in AYood county, "West Virginia. Among the names 
upon the bronze tablet is that of John James. 

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The year 1910 saw the erection and dedication 
by the Belpre Historical Society, of a monument which 
marks the site of Farmers' Castle. 

A movement is in progress to organize in Jack- 
son county, Ohio, a chapter of Daughters of the Amer- 
ican Revolution which will bear the name of Captain 
John James, and still further preserve and honor the 
memory of a man, who. by his service to his country, 
and by a long and useful life, is entitled to the respect 
and veneration of his descendants. 

One James Coat of Arms is as follows : 

Arms — Azure, on a chevron between three lions 
passant gardant, or, as many escallops sable. Crest — 
A demi-lion rampant or holding an escallop sable. 

The escallop sliell was an emblem of the Pilgrim 
which he wore attached to his hat on his journeys to 
the Holy Land. 

The motto of one James family of Wales is "Duw 
a Digon — God and enough." 

As we do not know to what coat of arms our John 
James is entitled, none is given. 



GENEALOGY. 

Generations I and II. 

John James (Gen. I, No. 1), b. probably at Exeter, 
Rhode Island; d. about 1799, near Parkersburg, "West 
Virginia. ; m. April 26, 1763, at Stonington, Conn., 
to Esther Denison, b. April 23, 1746, at Stonington, 
Conn. ; d. after 1785, near Parkersburg, W. Va. Res- 
idence : Exeter, R. I. ; Preston, Conn. ; Belpre, 0., and 
Wood county, W. Va. 

Authority for marriage record and line of descent : 
"Descendants of Captain George Denison," (Baldwin 
and Clift.) 

Services: "A list of men who marched from Con- 
necticut towns for the relief of Boston at the Lexington 
alarm: Corporal John James from the town of Pres- 
ton." (Record of "Services of Connecticut men in the 
War of the Revolution." p. 20.) 

"Muster roll of the company raised for the de- 
fense and protection of New London by Captain ]\Iott 
in 1775, John James, sergeant." (Register of the 
Connecticut line. p. 617.) 

"John James, of Preston, (also gives Stonington) 
as sergeant in Captain Peter's company. Colonel Tim- 
othy Danielson's regiment, with the eight months' 
army at the siege of Boston, 1775. The term of service 
expired December 31, 1775." (From "Soldiers and 
Sailors in the War of the Revolution," Vol. 8, Mass.) 

"John James in Captain Barker's company, 5th 
regiment, February 23, 1778." (See "Records of Con- 
neticut Men, War of the Revolution," compiled by 
authority of the general assembly, Hartford, 1889.) 

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Captain James was a member of the "Ohio Com- 
pany" which was formed at the close of the revolution- 
ary war and came to Ohio in 1789. 

Generation II. 
Children of John and Esther (Denison) James. 

2 Susannah, b. October, 1764. 

3 Anna, b. July 28, 1766. 

4 William, b. May 18, 1769. 
■"'"'^5 John, b, June 14, 1771. 

6 Hannah, b. December 8, 1773. 

7 Esther, b. September 22, 1775, d. January 23, 
1776. 

8 Abigail, b. March 17, 1777.' 

9 Polly, b. July 28, 1779. 

10 Thomas, b. March 11, 1781. 

11 Esther, b. January 3, 1783. 

12 Simeon, b. April 29, 1785. 



CHAPTER n. 
Generations II and III. 
Descendants of: 

John (Gen. I, No. 1), and Esther (Denison) James. 
Authority: Family records contributed by de- 
scendants. 

Susannah James (Gen. II, No, 2), d. unm., and is 
buried at "Warren, 0. 

Anna James (Gen. II, No. 3), b. July 28, 1766, at 
Preston, Conn. ; d. probably at Parkersburg, W. Va. ; 
m. Caleb Bailey. 

Caleb Bailey was a merchant of Parkersburg, W. 
Va., in early days. More than a century ago he made 
a visit to England and while there purchased three 
silk dresses. One was a sky blue brocade, which he 
presented to his fiancee, Anna James. A green brocade 
was given to her sister, Hannah (James) Cook, and 
the third one, of black, to Polly, wife of Seth Bailey. 

Anna wore hers as a wedding gown, and sixty 
years later, it was again used for the same purpose 
by her granddaughter, Emma Humphrey. 

Generation III. 
Children of Caleb and Anna (James) Bailey. 

13 Charles P. • 

14 John A. 

15 SaUie. - 

16 Emma, s, 

17 Nancy. 

18 PoUy. 

William James (Gen. II, No. 4), b. May 18, 1769, 

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at Prei^ton, Conn., lost his life in Indian Massacre at 
"Big Bottom," January, 1791. 

Hon. John James (Gen. II, No. 5), b. June 14, 1771, 
at Preston, Conn., d. May 31, 1854, at Jackson. 0.; 
m. February 16, 179S, to Nancy Cook, b. June 15, 1775, 
at Long Plain, Mass. ; d. May 31, 1849, at Jackson, 0. ; 
(daughter of Captain Joseph Cook, Jr.) Residence, 
Jackson, 0. 

At the age of sixteen, John James lived for a time 
at Reading, Pa., but came to Ohio -^vith his family 
a year or two later. He served in the Indian wars, 
gaining considerable prominence. From 1795 to 1800 
he lived at Blenuerhassett Island, W. Va. ; afterward on 
James Island, now known as Neales Island,. 

He removed from there in 1806 to A^hat is now 
Jackson, 0., but was then only a salt works in the 
"wilderness. 

John James was six feet two inches in height, 
and weighed 220 pounds; was a successful business 
man, and a prominent member of the Methodist Epis- 
copal church. He served in the war of 1812 under 
General Roop, and was afterward a member of the 
Ohio senate. u* 

OBITUARY. 

Died : At the residence of Daniel Hoffman, in 
the town of Jackson, on "Wednesday, May 31, 1854, 
the Hon. John James. 

The deceased was born in New London county, 
Connecticut, June 14, 1771, and emigrated to this state 
and landed at Fort Harmar in 1788. His father and 
family came the following year and settled on James* 
Island, about two miles above Parkersburg, W. Va. . 

During his residence at Harmar and at Parkers-. 
burg, "W. Va., his name is intimately associated with 

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the pioneers of that day in the trials, difficulties, suffer- 
ings and danger of a pioneer life, and at all times when 
necessary, he was an active and vigilant spy against 
the Indians, and in tliat capacity he traversed most of 
the counties of southern Ohio and western Virginia. 
In 1790 he visited the Spanish settlements on the 
Mississippi as a trader; his goods were seized and con- 
fiscated by the authorities, and he and his companions 
were compelled to travel on foot from Kaskaskia to 
Parkersburg, through a wilderness country inhabited 
only by tribes of Indians, then at war with our people. 

On his return, he organized a second expedition 
for the same purpose, and in crossing the falls of the 
Ohio, one of his boats was sunk and those on board 
perished. 

On the 16th of February, 1798, he married Nancy 
Cooke, a daughter of Joseph Cooke, of Parkersburg, 
W. Va. She died May 31, 1849. 

In 1807, he came to this county, where he resided 
until his death, during which time he was elected to 
the senate and the house of representatives in the state 
of Ohio, and associate judge of Jackson county. 

The deceased was a member of the Methodist 
church over forty years, and was a zealous and enthu- 
siastic supporter of the religion of our Lord Jesus 
Christ, and in his last sickness, during which he suf- 
fered much and long (being confined several months) 
his confidence in the Savior appeared to grow stronger 
as he came near his time of departure, and but a few 
hours before his death, he sang with all his usual 
warmth his favorite hymn: 

"A charge to keep I have, 

A God to glorify; 
A never dying soul to save. 

And fit it for the sky." 
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He had a large stalwart frame; kind and benevo- 
lent face ; was an affectionate husband and father ; a 
sincere christian, benevolent to the poor, and a true 
hearted friend. 

He lies buried in the Jamestown cemetery which 
derives its name from Major John James, on whose 
land it was laid out ; his grave being on the Indian 
mound in the cemetery. 

In the death of Mr. James, one of the old land- 
marks disappears. The name of James has been asso- 
ciated prominently with the entire history of Jackson ; 
and "Jamestown" of itself, has come to be quite an 
important part of the place. The James are of good 
stock, and the family record holds an important place 
in the pioneer history of Ohio and the west." 

Generation III. 

Children of John and Nancy (Cook) James.' 

19 Nancy, b. November 22, 1798.. 
^'^ 20 Julia, b. April .-.0, 1800. 
■ ' 21 Elizabeth, b. March 7, 1802. 

22 Roanna, b. February 4, 1804. 

23 John D., b. March 23, 1806. 

24 William, b. :\Iarch 23, 1806, d. August 28, 1806. 

25 Harmeon, b. September 29, 1808. 

26 Eliza, b. December 13, 1^10. 

Hannah James (Gen. II, No. 6), b. December 8, 
1773, at Preston, Conn., d. May 12, 1843. at Parkers- 
burg, W. Va. ; (Buried in the old Cook burying ground). 
m. (1) to Benjamin Johnson; (2) to Bennett Cook, 
(a brother of Nancy (Cook) James), b. October 3, 1776, 
at Long Plain, Mass.; d. October 9, 1845, at Parkers- 
burg, W. Va. Residence, Parkersburg, W. Va. 

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Bennett Cook was the third child of Capt. Joseph 
Cook, Jr., and -went to sea while yet a boy, and was 
absent in Europe when his parents removed to the 
west. Upon his return he joined them accompanied 
by his uncle, Pardon Cook. He purchased a farm of 
one hundred acres and built the large brick dwelling 
house still standing (January 1, 1907.) 

He was appointed justice of the peace for Wood 
county, Virginia, and in 1826 and 1827 became ex- 
officio high sheriff of the same county. He became, 
later in life, presiding justice of the county court. 

Generation III. 
Children of Bennett and Hannah (Johnson) Cook, 

27 Harriet, b, July 17, 1807 ; d. October 30, 1820. 

28 Paul, b. October 2, 1809. 

29 James, b. October, 1810, d. 1811. 

30 Bennett, b. February 8, 1812. 

31 John James, b. January 18, 1814. 

Abigail James (Gen. II, No. 8), b. March 17, 1777, 
at Preston, Conn., d. June 15, 1832, in Jackson coun-' 
ty, Ohio; m. March 26, 180^, in Wood county. West 
Virginia, to David Paine, b. September 14, 1775, in 
Hampshire county, Massachusetts, d. January 5, 1856, 
in J.ickson county, Ohio. (See Paine family No. 108.) 

Authority for marriage record: Certified copy of 
marriage record from office of clerk of Wood county, 
West Virginia. Residence, Preston, Conn., Wood 
county, West Virginia, ; Jackson county, Ohio. 

Generation III. 
Children of David and Abigail (James) Paine. 
Authority for line of descent: Family Bible 
of Judge David Paine, now in possession of Mrs. J. B. 
Foraker. 

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32 Eliza, b. March 13, 1802 ; d. March, 1804. 

33 David, b. October 7, 1804; d. 1805. 

34 Melissa, b. October 24, 1805. 

35 Lemuel Shepherd, b. August 15, 1807. 

36 Thomas Denison, b. September 27, 1810. 

37 Sarah, b. May 31, 1813. 

38 Johnatlian Douglas, b. September 8, 1815. 

39 Caroline, b. May 25, 1817. 

Polly James (Geu. II, No. 9), b. July 28, 1779, at 
Stonington, Conn., d. September 4. 1852, at Warren, 
0.; m. 1800, to Seth Bailey, Jr., b. June 1, 1778, at 
Easton, Mass.. d. March 7, 1861, at Warren, 0.; (son 
of Seth and Deborah (Packard) Bailey.) 

Authority: Family record compiled by Ellen 
Frances Bailey (No. 188.) Residence, Warren, 0.; 
(now Constitution, 0.) 

"Polly (James) Bailey was a woman of great force 
of character and at one time was the only professing 
christian in the township. She was one of the con- 
stituent members of the Warren Presbyterian church. 

During the sickly season of 1822-23, when almost 
every family for miles around, lost one or more mem- 
bers, they carried their large family of eleven chil- 
dren through without the loss of one, and without the 
aid of a physician. Beside their own large family 
they brought up five nieces and nephews, and another 
little girl who was left an orphan. 

Seth Bailey, a native of Massachusetts, emigrated 
to Virginia in 1798. While there he married Polly, the 
daughter of Captain John James, who at that time 
owned Vienna Island, Neals Island and a large tract 
of land in Virginia. 

Polly received as a marriage portion Vienna 
Island. Mr. Bailey built a cabin on the island and 
began the work of clearing in 1802, 

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He at this time owned one horse, two oxen and 
one cow. The island was densely covered with im- 
mense trees, and clearing progressed slowly and in- 
volved the hardest kind of labor. 

"Winter set in before a shelter could be provided 
for the stock, but nature had supplied that. A syca- 
more tree, seventeen feet in its greatest diameter, and 
fifteen in its shortest, was discovered to be hollow. 
A door was cut in one side and the interior found 
large enough to afford a comfortable shelter for all 
the stock. In after years the tree caught fire and 
burned to the ground. 

Mr. Bailey one year later planted corn inside the 
remaining snags and harvested from it one bushel. 

Early in 1805, a frame house was built opposite 
the head of the island. This house became the Bailey 
homestead. (From history of Washington comity, 
Ohio, page 635.) 

Seth Bailey was one of the pioneer settlers of Ohio. 
At the time of his death, he was one of the most vener- 
able, as he was one of the most respected and esteemed 
of the citizens of Washington county. 

Ha\dng secured for himself a sufficient estate, he 
spent his last years in freedom from care, and ex- 
hibited a rare instance of a genial and hearty old age. 
He was a lover of education and good morals; and 
was for many years a member of the Presbyterian 
church." (Bailey Genealogy.) 

Generation III. 
Children of Seth and Polly (James) Bailey. 

40 Maria, b. April 6, 1803. 

41 Elizabeth, b. September, 1804, d. unm. January 
10, 1872. 

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42 Seth, b. September 9, 1806. 

43 Charles Pease, b. 1808. 

44 John James, b. April 15, 1810. 

45 Susan Uhl, b. 1811. 

46 Bennett Cook, b. November 28, 1813. 

47 William Denison, b. May 24, 1816. 

48 George ^Yashington, b. December 12, 1817. 

49 Augustus Stone, b. 1819. 

50 Thomas James, b. April 22, 1822, d unm. in 
1882. 

Esther James (Gen. II, No. 11), b. January 3, 1783, 

at Preston, Conn., m. Gillespie and removed 

to the west. 



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CHAPTER III. 

Generations III and IV. 

Descendants of: 

Caleb and Asiia (James) Bailey (Gen. II, No. 3.) 
Authority: Family record compiled by descend- 
ants. 

Charles P. Bailey (Gen. Ill, No. 13), b. probably 
at Parkersburg, ^^ Va., m. Elizabeth Ilarwood. 
Eesideuce, Wood County, "West Virginia. 

Generation IV. 

Children of Charles P. and Elizabeth (Harwood) Bailey. 

51 Gassaway. 

52 Nancy. 

53 Charles. 4, 

54 Henry. 

55 Elizabeth. ' . 

56 James. 

John A. Bailey (Gen. Ill, No. 14), b. at Parkers- 
burg, W. Ya., m. . 

Generation IV. 

Children of John A. and Bailey. 

57 Kitty, m. Whitten Dole, lives in Maine. 

Descendants of: 

Eon. John (Gen. II, No. 5) and Nancy (Cook) 
James. 

Authority: Family record contributed by Julia 
Johnson, No. 89, and Ada M. Ervin, No. 337. 

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Nancy James (Gen. Ill, No. 19), b. November 22, 
1798, on Blennerhassett Island, ra. July 29, 1819, to 
Cornelius Millar. 

Residence, Jackson county, Ohio. 

Generation IV. 

Children of Cornelius and Nancy (James) Millar. 

58 Jane. 

59 Julia Ann, b. 1826. 

60 Rebecca, b. 1831. 

61 Cornelius Elton, b. January 4, 1833. 

Julia James (Gen. Ill, No. 20), b. April 10, 1800, 
on James Island, Ohio river, d. June 16, 1863, at Jack- 
son, 0.; m. August 28, 1818, at Jackson, 0., to Daniel 
Hoffman, b. January 18, 1790, d. August 28, 1861. 

Residence, Jackson, 0. 

Authority: Family records contributed by D. A. 
Hoffman, No. 64. 

Julia (James) Hoffman was the mother of five 
sons and one daughter, all of whom were liberally 
educated — the sons professionally. 

She joined the M. E. church at the age of fourteen 
and remained a faithful member until the separation 
of the M. P. from the ^l. E. church, when she became 
identified with the former. Her later years were filled 
with great suft'ering, but marked also by much pa- 
tience and resignation. 

Daniel Hoffman was a prominent man and a mer- 
chant. 

Generation IV. 
Children of Daniel and Julia (James) Hoffman. 

62 John James, b. May 7, 1825. 

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63 Ripley Christian, b. September 25, 1822. 

64 David Allen, b. September 28, 1824. 

65 Charles Barchvell, b. 1826, d. at six months. 

66 Cornelia Virginia, b. April 21. 1836. 

67 Daniel Webster, b. November 12, 1840. 

Elizabeth James (Gen. Ill, No. 21), b. March 7, 
1802, on James Island. Ohio river, d. 1872; m. Decem- 
ber 9, 1818, to Hooper Iliirst, b. 1793, d. IS-S. 

Residence. Jackson county, Ohio, and Ross County, Ohio. 

Authority: Family records contributed by Eliza- 
beth (Paine) Cherrington. No. 245. 

Generation IV. 

Children of Hooper and Elizabeth (James) Ilurst. 

68 Julia Ann, b. October 1819. 

69 Nancy, b. 1823. 

70 Levi James, b. 1825. 

71 John Rathburn, b. 1827. 

72 Denison, b. 1829. 

73 Samuel H., b. 1831. 

74 AVilliam Fletcher, b. 1833. 

75 Louisa Ilermione, b. 1838. 

76 Emily Lucretia, b. 1843. 

77 Elizabeth Cecilia, b. 1845. 

Roanna James (Gen. Ill, No. 22), b. February 4, 
1804, on James Island, Ohio river, d. October 17. 1891, 
at Jackson, 0.; m. (1) July 24, 1821, at Jackson, 0., 
to Dr. John ^Y. Rathburn; m. (2) November 13, 1834, 
at Jackson, 0., to Dr. Elihu Johnson, b. June 28, 1793, 
in Iredell county. North Carolina, d. December 20, 1886, 
at Jackson, 0. 

Authority: Family records contributed by Julia 
Johnson, No. 89. 

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Generation IV. 
Children of John W. and Koanna (James) Eathburn. 

78 Harriet, b. May 3, 1822. 

79 John, b. October 30, 1823. 

80 Joseph. 

81 Romaine, b. May 9, 1827. 

82 Charles, b. 1829. 

83 Eliza. 

Generation IV. 
Children of Elihu and Eoanna (Eathburn) Johnson. 

84 George W., b. August 7, 1835. 

85 Adelia, b. 1837, d. unm. 1854. 

86 Pauline, b. March 17, 1839. 

87 Lucretia, b. October 15, 1842. 

88 Leonidas, b. 1845, unm. 

89 Julia, b. January 21, 1848. 

John Denison James (Gen. Ill, No. 23), b. March 
23, 1806, on James Island, Ohio river, d. September 4, 
1887, at Jamestown, near Jackson, 0. ; m. July 26, 
1832, at Jackson, 0., to Sarah Mitchell, daughter of 
Hon. David Mitchell. 

Eesidence, Jackson county, Ohio. 

Authority : Family records contributed by Adeline 
M. Er\'in, No. 337. 

OBITUARY OF JOHN DENISON JAMES. 

At his residence in Jamestown, near Jackson, 0., 
on Sabbath, 12 o'clock, September 4, , John Den- 
ison James, aged 81 years, 5 months and 12 days. 

He was born on James Island in the Ohio river, 
about two miles above Parkersburg, "W. Va., March 
23, 1806, but since 1807 has lived in Jackson, 0. 

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He was fiftli of the family of Hon. John James, 
one of the first settlers of Jackson county. He lived 
to see the country grow from a dense forest to a 
populated and well improved country which he was 
in part instrumental in bringing about. 

In 1832 he married Sarah, daughter of Hon David 
^Mitchell, by whom he had thirteen children. He 
joined the M. E. church in his twenty-first year and 
remained a faithful and acceptable member until the 
separation of the 21. P. from the M. E. church. 

For many years his home was known as the 
•'Preachers' Home" where servants of God were wel- 
comed and refreshed. During his entire life he main- 
taind a character of the most unblemished and prac- 
tical Christianity and unbending integrity. Ever cheer- 
ful and kind was his greeting to the aged and young 
and many there are who will miss the cheery smiling 
face of "Uncle Denison." 

Generation IV. 

Children of John D. and Sarah (ilitchell) James. 

90 Matiller, b. January 3, 1834, d. October 22, 
1834. 

91 John Kipley, b. August 9, 1835. 

92 David M., b. May 25, 1837. 

93 Thomas Denison, b. March 3, 1839. 

94 Nancy Cook, b. October 3, 1840. 

95 Charles Curtland, b. December 29, 1842. 

96 Zachariah Ragon, b. October 16, 1844. 

97 Mary Eleanor, b. October 19, 1846. 

98 Edward Mitchell, b. June 4, 1848. 

99 Eliza Elizabeth, b. March 19, 1850. 

100 Franklin, b. January 29, 1852. 

101 Tryphena, b. September 20, 1854. 

102 Ida May, b. May 20, 1858. 

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Hanneon James (Gen. IIT, No. 25), b. September 
29, 1808, at Jackson. 0., d. July 31, 188G, at Jackson, 
O.; m. August 21, 1825. at Jackson, 0., to Alexander 
Miller, b. December 15. 1794, d. .March 19, 1853, 

Authority: Family records contributed by Mary 
May Miller, No. 327. 

ITarraeon James Avas a member of the Methodist 
Protestant church. She was an invalid for many years 
but a busy woman withal, and her acts of kindness, her 
happy disposition, and inborn characteristic James wit, 
with her kind motherly heart, endeared her to all 
who knew her. She spent the last years of her life 
in the home of her .son Alonzo and is buried in the 
Jamestown cemetery, just south of the Indian mound. 

Generation IV. 
Children of Alexander and Harraeon (James) Miller. 

103 Mary E., b. August 26, 1826. 

104 Emily, b. May 6, 1828. 

105 Barbara, b. March 16, 1830, d. August, 11, 183-4. 

106 Edward, b. April 17, 1833, d. July 18, 1834. 

107 Da\nd Allen, b. April 25, 1835. 

108 Maria, b. July 10, 1837. 

109 Alonzo, b. January 14, 1844. 

110 Addie, b. August 1, 1850. 

Eliza James (Gen. Ill, No. 26,) b. December 13, 
1810, in Jackson county, Ohio, d. July 26, 1874, at Jack- 
son, 0.; m. September 1, 1831, at Jackson, 0., to An- 
drew Long, b. July 24, 1810, in Virginia, d. 1869, at 
Jackson, 0. 

Residence, Jackson, 0. 

Like her sisters, Eliza (James) Long, familiarly 
known as "Aunt Eliza" Long, was a devout christian 
and one of the earliest members of the M. E. church 
in Jackson. 

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Blest with the ''good things of life" she found 
many opportunities for christian work, and how well 
she employed these with her hands, her prayers and 
her means, has become a matter of history. Naturally 
timid and reserved yet she possessed keen penetration. 

The air of triumph with which she met death after 
months of intense suffering will never be forgotten 
by those who knew her. Her favorite expression was 
"Peace, peace, all peace, not a doubt, not a cloud, per- 
fect peace." 

Generation IV. 

Children of Andrew and Eliza (James) Long, 

111 Amanda, b. August 28, 1832. 

112 Elias, b. November 30, 1835. 

113 John James, b. February 13, 1842. 

114 Jacob A., b. February 24, 1847. 

Descendants of: 

Bennett and Hannah (Johnson) Cook (Gen. II, 
No. 6.) 

Authority : Family records contributed by Clara 
(Cook) McCluer, No. 131. 

Paul Cooke (Gen. Ill, No. 28), b. October 2, 1809, 

-in AYood county AVest Virginia, d. May 28, 1881, near 

Parkersburg, W. Va. ; m. December 31, 1831, to Julia 

A. ICiuelnjloe, d. November 1, 1869, near Parkersburg, 

"W. Va. ; daughter of Jeptha Kincheloe. 

Residence, "Worthington Creek, W. Va. 

Generation IV. 
Children of Paul and Julia (Kincheloe) Cooke. 

115 Harriet, b. January 6. 1833. 

116 Sarah, b. November 14, 1834. 

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117 Maria, b. November 11, 1836. 

118 Plenry C, b. May 11, 1839. 

119 Mary F., b. October 31, 1841. 

120 Hannah, b. November 8, 1843. 

121 Laura, b. January 15, 1853. 

Bennett Cooke (Gen. Ill, No. 30), b. February 8, 
1812, in AYood county, West Virginia, d. September 23, 
1883, near Parkersburg, W. Va. ; ra. August 26, 1841, 
probably at Union, 0., to Julia Maria Devol, b. March 
29, 1819, d. May 5, 1898, daughter of Francis Devol, of 
Union, 0. 

Residence, Parkersburg, "SV. Va. 

Generation IV. 
Children of Bennett and Julia (Devol) Cooke. 

122 Frances V., b. September 4, 1843. 

123 Bennett, b. July 10, 1846, d. July 19, 1902. 

124 Letha Devol, b. March 10, 1848. 

125 Charles Hildreth, b. June 6, 1850, d. Sep- 
tember 6, 1852. 

Hon. John James Cooke (Gen. Ill, No. 31), b. 
January 18, 1814, in Wood county, West Virginia, d. 
May 4, 1870, probably at Parkersburg, W. Va. ; m. Jan- 
uary 2, 1840, probably in Wood county, West Virginia, 
to Sophia K. Kincheloe, b. April 2, 1815, d. May 26, 
1886; daughter of Jeptha Kincheloe, of Wood county 
West Virginia. 

Kesidence, Parkersburg, W. Va. 

Hon. John James Cooke was a member of the 
house of delegates of Virginia, 1849-50; acting sherifiE 
of Wood county for many years; president of the 
Northwestern Virginia Railway Company, 1851-52 ; 
president of the Northwestern Bank of Virginia at 
Parkersburg, and president of the council of the cor- 
poration of Parkersburg. 

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Generation IV. 
Children of John James and Sophia (Kincheloe) Cooke. 

126 Jeptha Kincheloe, b. October 6, 1840, d. Sep- 
tember 20, 1S50. 

127 Bennett, b. October 9, 1843, d. June 25, 1845. 

128 Fanny M., b. July 21, 1846. 

129 Laura, b. September 9, 1848, d. August 29, 
1852. 

130 Sophia, b. 1S52, d. 1869. 

131 Clara Bettie, b. January 29, 1854. 

132 Mary James, b. April 6, 1856, d. September 
21, 1906. 

133 Julia, b. April 27, 1863. 

Descendants of: 

David and Abigail (James) Paine (Gen. II, 
No. 8.) 

Melissa Paine (Gen. Ill, No. 34), b. October 24, 
1805, in Wood county, West Virginia, d. 1879, at 
Wilkesville, 0.; m. January 20, 1831, in Jackson 
county, Ohio, to Jacob W. Hawk, b. January 30, 1807, 
d. February 9, 1883, at Wilkesville, 0. 

Authority: Family records contributed by Amanda 
Hawk, No. 136. 

Generation IV. 
Children of Jacob and Melissa (Paine) Hawk. 

134 Francis Asberry, b. December 25, 1831. 

135 Melissa Abigail, b. March 5, 1834. 

136 Amanda Eleanor, b. August 2, 1836. 

137 James Monroe, b. July 4, 1840. 

138 Caroline Paine, b. June 27, 1842. 

139 Mary E., b. October 3, 1844. 

140 Eliza Ophelia, b. February 21, 1847. 

141 David Wilmot, b. June 2, 1850. 

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Lemuel Shepherd Paine (Gen. Ill, No. 35), b. Aug- 
ust 15, 1S07, in Wood county. West Virginia, d. March 
25, 1878, at Ilamden, 0.; m. September 1, 1842, at 
Tarlton, 0., to Elizabeth Roby, b. May 16, 1820, at 
Tarlton, 0., d. January 29, 1890, at Lima, 0. 

Residence, Ilamden, 0. 

Authority : Family records contributed by Clara 
P. Ohler, No. 148. 

Generation IV. 

Children of Lemuel S. and Elizabeth (Roby) Paine. 

142 Mary Caroline, b. August 27, 1843, d. Sep- 
tember 2, 1843. 

143 James Basil, b. October 1, 1844. 

144 David Sanford, b. August 23, 1846. 

145 Bennett Roby, b. August 27, 1848. 

146 Delia Elizabeth, b. March 4, 1851. 

147 William Denison, b. October 7, 1860. 

148 Clara May, b. July 24, 1862. 

Sarah Paine (Gen. Ill, No. 37), b. May 31, 1813, 
in Jackson county, Ohio, d. August 2, 1886, in Ross 
county, Ohio; m. October 11, 1832, in Jackson county, 
Ohio, to John Nelson Ilurst, b. January 6, 1808, at 
Chillicothe, 0., d. August 12, 1889, in Ross county 0. 

Authority: Family records contributed by J. M. 
Hurst, No. 153. 

Generation IV. 
Children of John N. and Sarah (Paine) Hurst. 

149 David L., b. July 8, 1834. 

150 Eliza, b. iMarch 25, 1836. 

151 Wilson R., b. December 23, 1837. 

152 Caroline L., b. March 24, 1839. 

153 Joseph M., b. February 7, 1841. 

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154 Amanda, b. November 19, 1843. 

155 Douglas T., b. October 2, 1846. 

156 Charles B., b. May 11, 1852. 

Jonathan Douglas Paine (Gen. Ill, No. 38), b. 
September 8, 1815, in Jackson county, Ohio, d. June 12, 
1846, in Jackson county, Ohio ; m. May, 1839, in Ross 
county, Ohio, to Julia Ann Hurst, b. October 18, 1819, in 
Jackson county, Ohio, d. November 17, 1898, at Co- 
lumbus, O. 

Authority : Family records contributed by Eliza- 
beth (Paine) Cherrington, No. 157. 

Generation IV. 

Children of Jonathan D. and Julia (Hurst) Paine. 

157 Elizabeth Ophelia, b. August 3, 1841. 

Caroline Paine (Gen. HI, No. 39), b. May 25, 1817, 
in Jackson, county, Ohio, d. January 4, 1868, in Jack- 
son county, Ohio; m. March 28, 1844, in Jackson 
county, Ohio, to Ilezekiah Sanford Bundy, b. August 
15, 1817, at :\Iarietta, 0., d. December 12, 1895, at 
Wellston, 0. 

Authority: Family records contributed by Julia 
(Bundy) Foraker, No. 159. 

Generation IV, 

Children of Ilezekiah and Caroline (Paine) Bundy. 

158 David Denison, b. :March 14, 1845, d. 1846. 

159 Julia Ann Paine, b. June 17, 1847, 

160 Eliza Melinda, b. June 17, 1850. 

Descendants of: 

Seth and Polly (James) Bailey (Gen. II, No. 9.) 
Authority: Faraliy records contributed by Ellen 
Frances Bailey, No. 190. 

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Maria Bailey {Gen. Ill, No. 40), b. April 6, 1803, 
on Vienna (or James) Island, d. September 16, 1889, 
at Elmdale, Kan. ; m. March 18, 1830, to Frederic Ship- 
man, b. August 30, 1795, at Marietta, 0., d. August 26, 
18;19,' at Marietta, 0.; sou of Joshua and Sibyl Ship- 
man. 

Residence, Marietta, 0. 

Generation IV. 
Children of Frederic and Maria (Bailey) Shipman. 

161 Mary Sibyl, b. December 28, 1830. 

162 Joshua Seth, b. March 6, 1832. 

163 Julia Maria, b. February 23, 1835. 

164 Charles F., b. 1838, d. 1844. 

Seth Bailey (Gen. Ill, No. 42), b. September 9, 
1806, at Warren, 0., d. May 27, 1884, at Coolville, 0.; 
m. (1) December 31, 1833, to Sarah Devol McClure, 
b. September 30, 1809, in "Washington county, Ohio, 
daughter of Andrew and Mary (Devol) McClure; m. 
(2) September 17, 1839, near Wheeling, W. Va., to 
Mary Ann Scott, b. April 19, 1814, d. February 3, 
1907, daughter of John and Nancy Scott. 

Generation IV. 

Children of Seth and Sarah (McClure) Bailey. 

165 Mary. 

Generation IV. 
Children of Seth and Mary (Scott) Bailey. 

166 Nancy Ann. 

167 Isabella. 

168 Lydia Jane. 

169 Sarah Elizabeth, d. in infancy, June, 1849. 

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170 Seth Austin. 

171 Julia Augusta. 

172 Alice Rosetta. 

Charles Pease Bailey (Gen. ITI, No. 43), b. 1808, 
in Washington county,. Ohio, d. 1S79, in Virginia ; m. 
1837, to Harriett Chapman, daughter of Isaac and 
Sarah (Perkins) Chapman. She m. (2) Mr. Van Ness. 

John James Bailey (Gen. Ill, No. 41), b. April 15, 
1810, d. :^ray 9. 1S49; m. January 25, 1836, near Salem, 
0., to Mary Chapman, b. April 15, 1812, d. May 2, 
1859, daughter of Isaac and Sarah (Perkins) Chap- 
man. She ra. (2) James Hunter. 

Generation IV. 

Children of John James and Mary (Chapman) Bailey. 

173 Charles Chapman, b. November 6, 1836, d. 
January 13, 1841. 

174 Sarah, b. July 8, 1838. 

175 John Worthington. 

176 Elizabeth Burgess, b. September 10, 1844, d. 
1845. 

177 Georgette Elizabeth, b. June 6, 1846, d. 1849. 

Susan XJhl Bailey (Gen. HI, No. 45), b. 1811, at 
Warren, 0., d. 1853, at Warren, 0. ; m. 1841, to Dr. G. 
A. Ward, son of Dr. Walter Ward. 
Generation IV.- 

Children of G. A. and Susan (Bailey) Ward. 

178 Frances Elizabeth. 

179 George Rollin. 

180 Orlando, d. young. 

181 Mary Celeste. 

182 Walter Payson. 

183 Henry. 

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Bennett Cook Bailey (Gen III, No. 46), b. No- 
vember 28, 1813, at ^ValTen, 0., d. 1890, at Newton, 
Kan. ; m. February 22, 1844, to Fannie ]\Iary Dickey, 
b. February 8, 1818, in Wasbington county, Ohio, d. 
January 20, 1884, at Newton, Kan. 

Residence, Warren, 0. ; Newton, Kan. 

Generation IV. 

Cbiklren of Bennett and Fannie (Dickey) Bailey. 

184 Mary Elizabeth, b. 1845, d. June 3, 1893. 

185 James Dickey, b. 1846, d. July 10, 1875. 

186 Harriet Dickey. 

187 Seth Packard. 

188 Bennett Augustus. 

William Denison Bailey (Gen. Ill, No. 47), b. May 
24, 1816, at Constitution, 0., d. April 10, 1894, at Mar- 
ietta, 0.; m. (1) May 10, 1848, to Mary Annette Ward, 
b. April 25, 1822, d. April 25, 1849, daughter of Dr. 
Walter Ward; m. (2) October 1, 1850, to Elizabeth 
Smith Emerson, b. March 19, 1820, daughter of Caleb 
and Mary (Dana) Emerson. 

Generation IV. 

Children of William D. and ^Mary (Ward) Bailey. 

189 Mary Annette. 

Generation IV. 
Children of William and Elizabeth (Emerson) Bailey. 

190 Ellen Frances. 

191 Lucy Denison. 

192 William Emerson, d, young. 

193 Charles Emerson. 

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George Washington Bailey (Gen. Ill, No. 48,) b. 
December 12, 1817. at Warren, 0., d. December 26, 
1903 ; m. 1855 at Vienna, W. Va., to Sarah Jane Staple- 
ton daugliter of Joshua and Eliza Stapleton. 

Generation IV. 

Children of George W. and Sarah (Stapleton) Bailey. 

194 Sarah Bertha. 

195 Eliza Alberta. 

196 Minnie Maud. 

197 George Howard. 

Augrustus Stone Bailey (Gen. Ill, No. 49), b. No- 
vember 19, 1819, at Warren, 0., d. at Elmdale, Kan.; 
m. April 13, 1852, in Athens county, Ohio, to Julia Ann 
Johnson. 

Residence, Warren, 0.; after 1874, Elmdale, Kan. 

Generation IV. 
Children of Augustus and Julia (Johnson) Bailey, 

198 Emma. 

199 Clara Katherine. 



CHAPTER IV. 
Generation IV and V. 
Descendants of: 

Charles P. (Gen. Ill, No. 13), and Elizabeth (Har- 
wood) Eailey. 

Authority: Family records contributed by Laura 
(DeVaughan) Bailey. 

Nancy Eailey (Gen. IV, No. 52), m. 1842, to Benja- 
min Butcher. 

Residence, Wood county, "West Virginia. 

Generation V. 
Children of Benjamin and Nancy (Bailey) Butcher. 

200 Henry, b. 1843, m. Jane Deems. 

201 Mary, b. 1845, m. Perry Lewis. 

202 Henrietta, b. 1847, m. WiUiam Stout. 

203 Charles, b. 1849. 

204 IMargaret. 

205 ^lildred. 

206 James, m. Cora Lewis. 

207 Frank, b. 1857, m. Elizabeth Phillips. 

208 Lucy, b. 1860, m. Andrew Clark Cook. 

209 Josephine, b. 1863, m. Charles Robbins. 

James Bailey (Gen. IV, No. 56), m. 1871 to Laura 
DeVaughan. 

Residence, Wood county, West Virginia. 

Generation V. 
Children of James and Luara (DeVaughan) Bailey. 

210 Charles P., b. 1873. 

211 Bessie, b. December 4, 1875. 

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212 William B., b. 1877. 

213 Nancy, b. 1879. 

214 Warren C, b. 1884. Member of signal corps 
U. S. army. 

Descendants of : 

Coraelms and Nancy (James) Millar (Gen. Ill, No. 
19.) 

Authority : Family records contributed by Mary 
M. Miller, No. 327. 

Jane Millar (Gen. IV, No. 58), b. in Jackson coun- 
ty, Ohio, d, at age of 78 ; m. Sanford Williams. 

Generation V. 

Children of Sanford and Jane (Millar) Williams. 

215 Rebecca. 

216 Hannah. 

Julia Ann Millar (Gen. IV, No. 59), b. 1826, d. 
Januarj', 1899; m. 1848 to J. L. Gibson. (Two chil- 
dren died in infancy.) 

Rebecca Millar (Gen. IV, No. 60), b. 1831, d. 1892; 
m. 1855 to Samuel Sargent. 

Generation V.. 

Children of Samuel and Rebecca (Millar) Sargent. 

217 Algernon. 

218 Minnie. 

219 Julia. 

220 Samuel. 

Cornelius Elton Millar (Gon. IV. No. 61), b. Jan- 
uary 4, 1833, m. 1858 to :\Iary Chenoweth. 
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Generation V. 

Children of Cornelius and ]\rary (Chenoweth) Millar. 

221 Austin. 

222 Kate. 

223 Jessie. 

224 "VVilliam. 

225 Franklin. 

226 Elton, Jr. 
Descendants of: 

Daniel and Julia (James) Hoffman (Gen. III. No. 
20.) 

Authority: Family records contributed by D. A. 
IIofTman, No. 64. 

Ripley Christian Hoffman (Gen. IV, No. 63), b. 
September 25, 1822, at Jackson, 0., d. April 14, 1900, 
at Columbus, 0. ; m. October 5. 1843, at Athens, 0., to 
Lucy Matilda Fuller, b. May 14, 1822, at Athens, 0., d. 
Jul}' 22, 1874. at Columbus, 0., daughter of James 
and Mary (Walker) Fuller, m. (2) December 21, 1875, 
at Columbus, 0., to Mary Eliza Sullivant, b. July 7, 
1844, at Columbus, 0., d. March 17, 1905. 

Residence, Columbus, 0. 

Generation V. 

Children of Ripley C. and Lucy (Fuller) Hoffman. 

227 James Fuller, b. August 12, 1844. 

228 Daniel, b. January 22, 1848, d. unm. August 
11, J869. 

229 Frank Fernn, b. January- 19, 1852, unm. attor- 
ney-at-law, lives at Columbus, 0. 

230 ?Iarry Brown, b. May 8, 1861, d. October 11, 
1864. 

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Generation V. 
Children of Riploy C. and ^Mary (Sullivant) Hoffman. 

2:U Arthur Siillivant. 1). September 28, 1876. . 

Da\id Allen Hoffman i Gen. IV, No. 64:), b. Septem- 
ber 2S, 1824, at Jaekson. 0., d. at Oskaloosa, la., m. 
November 16. 1848. at Logan. 0.. to Emily Smith, b. 
January IS. 1830. 

Eesidence. Oskaloosa. la. 

Generation V, 
Cliildren of David and Emily (Smith) Hoffman. 

232 Edgar Brown, b. August 25, 1849. 

233 John Adams. I). April 23. 1851. 

234 Etlie Louise, b. .Alay 14, 1853. 

235 Ripley Christian, b. November 12. 1860. 

Cornelia Virginia Hoffman (Gen. IV, No. 66), b. 
April 21, 1836. at Jackson, 0., d. May 31, 1893, at 
Jaekson, 0. ; m. September 14, 1853, to John L. Long, 
b. February 18, 1825, at Jackson, 0., d. July 21, 1898. 

Residence, Jackson, O. 

Generation V. 
Children of John L. and Cornelia (Hoffman) Long. 

236 Herbert, b. September 27, 1854, d. June 8, 1855. 

237 Fanny, b. February 5, 1859. 

238 Grace Correll. b. November 9, 1861. 

239 Harry Hoffman, b. March 27, 1866. 

240 Stella Marie, b. September 1, 1868. 

241 Cornelia Virginia, b. July 3, 1875. 

Major Daniel Webster Hoffman (Gen. IV, No. 67), 
b. November 12, 1840, at Jackson, 0.. d. December 26, 
1875; m. December 20, 1866, to Lucy C. Gillett. 

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Generation V. 
Children of Daniel and Lucy (Gillett) Hoffman. 

242 Florence Delano, b. February 9, 1868, in Ot- 
tawa, Kan. 

243 William Gillett, b. May 3, 1871, in Ottawa, 
Kan. 

244 Douglas Ripley, b. November 30, 1874, at Cir- 
cleville, 0. 

Descendants of : 

Hooper and Elizabeth (James) Hurst (Gen. Ill, 
No. 21.) 

Authority: Family records contributed by Eliz- 
abeth (Paine) Cherrington, No. 245. 

Julia Ann Hurst (Gen. IV, No. 68), b. October, 
1819, in Jackson county, Ohio, d. 1898, at Columbus, 
0. ; m. (1) ]\ray, 1839, in Jackson county, Ohio, to 
Jonathan Douglas Paine, b. September 8, 1815, in 
Jackson county, Ohio. d. June 12, 1846, in Jackson 
county, Ohio; (see Paine family, chapter VII), m. (2) 
1851, to Rev. William W. Cherrington, d. December 
16, 1887. 

Julia Ann Hurst was a woman noted for her good 
works and useful life, which was a sermon in itself. 

Her children, all carefully educated, repaid her 
for her sacrifices and lo\'ing care which she gave 
them, and her good influence will be felt through gen- 
erations to co)ne. She united with the M. E. church at 
the age of nine years, of which she was a devoted 
member during her life. 

Nobly and faithfully she did her part as a minis- 
ter's wife. In the inner court of her home, in the outer 
court of the world, in the holy places of the church, 
and in the holy of holies on high, it will be said of 
this faithful woman of God that "she hath done what 
she could." 

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Generation V. 
Children of Douglas and Julia (Hurst) Paine. 

245 Elizabeth Ophelia, h. August 3, 1841. 

Generation V. 
Children of W. W. and Julia (Paine) Cherrington. 

246 William Douglas, b. June 6, 1852. 

247 Charles Simpson, b. December 22, 1854. 

248 Lemuel Bundy, b. June, 1857. 

249 Edgar Hurst, b. January 23, 1860. 

250 Lora Eleanor, b. April 27, 1862. 

Nancy Hurst (Gen. IV, No. 69), b. 1823, d. 1900; 
m. Uriah Betts, b. 1825, d. 1893. 
Kesidenee, Clarksburg, 0. 

Generation V. 
Children of Uriah and Nancy (Hurst) Betts. 

251 Julia. 

252 Laura. 

253 Thomas. 

254 Albert. 

Levi James Hurst (Gen. IV, No. 70), b. 1825, d. 
1898, m. Clara Dodge, b. 1833, d. 1886. 

Generation V. 
Children of Le\d and Clara (Dodge) Hurst. 

255 Flora, d. at the age of six. 

256 Minnie, living in Iowa. 

257 Mary, living in Iowa. 

John Rathbum Hurst (Gen. IV, No. 71), b. 1827; 
m. in Ross county, Ohio, to Elizabeth Hawkins. 

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Generation V. 
Children of John and Elizabeth (Hawkins) Hurst. 

258 Eugene. 

259 Clinton. 

Denison Hurst (Gen. IV, No. 72), b. 1829, d. 1906; 
m. :\[inprva Wilson, b. 1835, d. 1890. 

General Samuel H. Hurst (Gen. IV, No. 73), b. 
September 22, 1831, in Ross county, Ohio, d. July 27, 
1908, at Chillieothe, 0.; ra. (1) Mary Trimble, b. 1839, 
d. 1874; m. (2) Mrs. Fredrika Hawley. 

Residence, Chillieothe, 0. 

General Hurst was a graduate of Ohio Wesleyan 
University in 185-4; superintendent of schools at Jack- 
son, 0., 1854-55 ; admitted to the bar in 1858 ; elected 
city solicitor 1859; probate judge 1860. Captain of 
Company A. 73rd regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry 
promoted to the rank of major, June 1862 ; pro- 
moted to lieutenant colonel, 1864 ; colonel in June, 1864, 
commanding his regiment through the "Atlanta Cam- 
paign" and "Sherman's March to the Sea." In 
March, 1865, Colonel Hurst was brevetted brigadier 
general. 

In 1869 he was appointed internal revenue collector 
for his congressional district. 

Generation V. 
Children of Samuel and ^lary (Trimble) Hurst. 

260 Maud, d. at age of sixteen. 

261 Luther. 

262 Madge. 

263 Mary. 

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Generation V. 
Cliildren of Samuel and Fredrika (Hawley) Hurst. 

264 Edith. 

265 Carl. 

William Fletcher Hm-st (Gen. IV, No. 74), b. 1833, 
d. 1883 ; ra. Mary Rockwell, b. 1838, d. 1904. 

Generation V. 

Children of William and Mary (Rockwell) Hurst. 

266 Harry. 

267 Charles. 

268 Elizabeth. 

269 William. 

Louisa Eermione Hurst (Gen. IV, No. 75), b. 1838; 
m. John Al)ernath3', b. 1S27, d. 1S99. No children. 

Emily Lucretia Hurst (Gen. IV, No. 76), b. 1843, 
d. 1900 ; m. Robert Doyle, b. 1843. 

Generation V. 
Children of Robert and Emily (Hurst) Doyle. 

270 Lucile, b. October 17, 1869. 

271 John H., b. September 23, 1872. 

272 Petra, b. May 10, 1877. 

Elizabeth Cecelia Hurst (Gen. IV, No. 77), b. 1845; 
m. Dr. Daniel A. Hare, b. 1847, d. 1S96. 

Children of Daniel and Elizabeth (Hurst) Hare. 

Generation V. 

273 Ernest. 

274 Blanche. 

275 Claude. 
Descendants of: 

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John W. and Roanna (James) Rathburn (Gen. Ill 
No. 22.) 

Authority: Family records contributed by Ada- 
IJne :\r. Ervin. No. 337. 

Harriet Cooke Rathburn (Geu. TV, No. 78), b. 
May 3, 1822, at Jackson, 0., d. August 15, 1893, at Ash- 
land, Neb. ; m. June 5, 1840. at Jackson. 0.. to Joseph 
Throckmorton, b. July 8, 1815. at Steubenville, 0., d. 
December 18, 1888, at Ashland, Neb. 

A quaint document dated December 5, 1864, is the 
licen.se issued by the Nebraska conference to Joseph 
Throckmorton to "exhort." 

Generation V. 
Children of Joseph and Harriet (Rathburn) Throck- 
morton, 

276 Cecelia Desire, b. March 24, 1841. 

277 Roanna Maria, b. January 30, 1843. 

278 Alonzo Wellington, b. April 24, 1845. 

279 Aurilla Emmeline, b. January 5, 1848, at Dan- 
ville, Ky. 

280 Sarah Josephine, b. November 21, 1852, at 
Fairfield, la., d. November 18, 1863, at Plattsmouth, 
Neb. 

281 Mary Ellen, b. June 15, 1856, at Fairfield, la. 

John Rathburn (Gen. IV, No. 79), b. October 30, 
1823, at Jackson, 0., d. April 21, 1902, at Jackson, 0. ; 
m. March 25, 1850, at Jackson, 0., to Minerva Tomlin- 
son, b. February 7, 1832. 

Mr. Rathburn was known and respected as one 
of a group of pioneers of Jockson, 0. He was a 
member of the Methodist Protestant church established 
in Jackson by his grandfather, Hon. John James. 

The married life of Mr. and Mrs. Rathburn ex- 
tending over a period of fifty-two years is said by 

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those who knew them intimately to have been an ideal 
one. 

Mr. Rathburn will be remembered as a loyal friend, 
a true husband and an upright citizen. 

Generation V. 
Cliildreu of John and Minerva (Tomlinson) Rathburn. 

282 Cornelia Virginia, b. January 23, 1852. 

283 Ripley, b. June 11, 1858, imm. 

Joseph Rathburn (Gen. IV, No. 80), d. unmarried. 

Romaine Rathburn i,Gen. IV, No. 81), b. May 9, 
1827, at Jackson, 0., d. April, 1884, at Dayton, 0. 
(Buried at Spring Grove cemetery, Cincinnati, 0.,) m. 
May 28, 1851, at Jackson, 0., to Rev. Truman S. Cow- 
den, D. D., Cincinnati conference. 

Mrs. Cowden was a deeply religious woman and 
did a most effective work as the wife of a pastor. She 
was a great worker in the cause of temperance ; con- 
verted at the age of fourteen, she united with the M. E. 
church. 

While yet very young she became seriously ill, and 
after the physician had given up all hope of recovery, 
Bhe, aware of her criti'^al condition, carried her case to 
God in prayer ; she was greatly blessed and began to 
praise God, whereat a reaction set in, which resulted 
in her complete recovery. 

Generation V. 
Children of T. S. and Romaine (Rathburn) Cowden. 

284 Emma, d. young. 

285 Edgar II., b. 1855, d. 1876. 

286 Jennie, d. young. 

287 Mary Bennett, lives at Columbus, 0,, umn. 

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288 Clifford Reedy, stenographer, lives at Colum- 
bus, 0., unm. 

289 Anna Playes, teacher, at Columbus, 0., unm. 

Charles B. Rathbum (Gen. IV, No. 82), b. 1829, at 
Jackson, 0., d. February 7, 1S75; m. (1) to Delia 
Lonta; m. (2) February 26, 1874, to Lissette Brock- 
amp, b. October 31, 1S43, iu Germany. 
Generation. V. 
Children of Charles and Delia (Lonta) Rathbum. 

290 Joseph, b. 1856, d. unm. 

291 Ida, b. 1858. 

Eliza Rathbum (Gen. IV, No. 83), b. at Jackson, 
0.; m. (1) George Lucas: m. (2) Robert Simpson. 
Generation V. 
Children of George and Eliza (Rathbum) Lucas. 

292 George. 

293 Mary, d. in infancy. 

Generation V. 
Children of Robert and Eliza (Lucas) Simpson. 

294 Fanny. 

295 Hershel. 

296 Michael. 

297 Maud. 

298 Lucy. 

Descendants of: 

Dr. Elihu and Roanna (Rathbum) Johnson (Gen. 
Ill, No. 22.) 

George W. Johnson (Gen. IV, No. 84), b. August 
7, 1835, at Jackson, 0., d. about 1875, at Jackson, 0. ; 

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ui. June 8, 1857, at Gallipolis, 0., to Mary Ann Ridge- 
way, d. March 11, 1898, at Chillicothe. 

Services: Enlisted iu U. S. army June 2. 1862. 
Was second lieutenant Company E, 87th 0. V. I. Cap- 
tured bj' rebels at Harper's Ferry. Va., September 15, 
1862. After October 3, 1862, returned home and was 
probate judge of Jackson county, 1861-67. 

Generation V. 
Children of George \V. and Mary (Kidgeway) Johnson. 

299 Hershel V., b. March 13, 1858. 

300 Ida B., b. November 12, 1859. 

301 David Todd, b. September 5, 1861. 

302 Joseph, d. young. 

Pauline Johnson (,Gen. IV, No. 86), b. March 17, 
1839, at Jackson, 0., d. November 11, 1887, at Jackson, 
0.; m. June 8, 1865, at Jackson, 0., to James Chestnut, 
b. November 22, 1831. 

Mrs. Chestnut was a member of the M. E. church 
and a woman of strong character and great ability. 
She presented on behalf of the women of Jackson, a 
silk flag to the first company of soldiers who went 
from Jackson to the civil war. 

Generation V. 
Children of James and Pauline (Johnson) Chestnut. 

303 Jeanette, b. March 29, 1866. 

304 Katherine Estella. b. July 5. 1872. 

305 Charles Sumner, b. January 29, 1874. 

306 Earl Acton, b. January 4, 1876. 

Lucretia Johnson (Gen. IV, No. 87), b. October 
15, 1842, at Jackson, 0.; m. June 18, 1863, at Chilli- 
cothe, 0., to William Simp.son. 

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Generation V. 
Children of William and Lucretia (Johnson) Simpson. 

307 Charles, b. April 12, 1864, d. October 31, 1869. 

308 William, b. August 9, 1865, d. September 
30, 1884. 

309 Bailess, b. March 10, 1867, d. October 17, 1892. 

Julia James Johnson (Gen. IV, No. 89), b. January 
21, 1848, at Jackson, 0., lives at Jackson, 0. 

Descendants of: 

John Denison (Gen. Ill, No. 23), and Sarah 
(Mitchell) James. 

Authority : Family records contributed by Ada- 
line (Miller) Erviu, No. 337. 

John Ripley James (Gen. IV, No. 91), b. August 
9, 1835, at Jackson, 0. Was a leading hospital physi- 
cian in the 2nd Virginia cavalry, 1861 ; d. unm. Sep- 
tember 9, 1862, at Guyandotte, AV. Va. 

David M. James (Gen. IV, No. 92), b. May 25, 1837, 
at Jackson, 0., d. unm. February 3, 1898, at Jackson, 
0. Admitted to the bar and served through the civil 
war. 

Thomas Denison James (Gen. IV, No. 93), b, March 
3, 1839, at Jackson, 0.; m. April 5, 1871, at Brazil, 
Ind., to Margaret Brown. Served in civil war as train- 
master. No children. 

Residence, ]\Iacon, Mo. 

Nancy Cook James (Gen. IV, No. 94), b. October 3, 
1840, at Jackson, 0.; m. August 27, 1865, to Rev. Wil- 
liam A. Sampson, b. February 5, 1829, d. November 5, 
1892. 

Generation V. 

Children of Rev. AVra. A. and Nancy (James) Sampson. 

310 Ida Bell, b. February 17, 1867. 

311 Stella Myrtle, b. November 5, 1868. 

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312 Maud, b. April 22, 1872. 

Charles Curtland James (Gen. IV, No. 95), b. De- 
cember 29, 1842, at Jackson, 0., d. October 21, 1901, at 
Jackson, 0.; m. April 6, 1869, at Portsmouth, 0., to 
Hannah E. Currie. 

Residence, Jackson, 0. 

Generation V. 
Children of Charles C. and Hannah (Currie) James. 

313 Ripley Currie, b. September 13, 1870. 
Charles C. James, %vho has rendered the republican 

party long and valuable service, is one of the best 
known supporters of that organization in Ohio. He en- 
listed his services in the war of the rebellion in 1861 
as a private and was promoted to the rank of sergeant 
for meritorious conduct, continuing on duty until in- 
capacitated by a wound received at the battle of "Win- 
chester and was discharged in Apr^l. 1865. He enlisted 
when eighteen years old in Company K, 36th Ohio 
volunteer in fantry. under General Cook, and parti- 
cipated in the battles of Lanesburg, Lookout Moun- 
tain, Antietam, Kennesaw Mountain, Winchester, 
Chickamauga, Mission Ridge and many others. 

At the conclusion of hostilities ^Ir. James located 
in Jackson, 0., where he was made township clerk ; 
was elected clerk of the county courts in 1866. filling 
that office two terms, and for soiii'? time served as dep- 
uty clerk, altogether comprising a period of ten years 
in that department. He was elected mayor of Jackson 
three times, resigning before the expiration of his third 
term and took up the study of law. being admitted 
to the bar of Ohio in 1876. only, however, following 
the profession a short time. In 1892 Governor Mc- 
Kinley appointed him warden of the Ohio penitentiary, 
occupying that position two years. 

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For many years ^Mr. James has been a member of 
the county executive committee, of which he has fre- 
quently been chosen chairman, and held that position 
in 1892, when ho made a strong fight for Governor 
McKinley in Jackson county. He served one year on 
the state central committee and attended the state and 
district conventions, of Avhich he was usually chairman. 

Mr. James was born in Jackson county, Ohio, on 
the 2f)th day of December, 1842, a son of John D. 
James. The latter was born in 1806; he affiliated with 
the democratic party, and his death took place in 1887, 
at the advanced age of eighty-one years. His grand- 
father was ]\rajor John James, who came to Ohio in 
1807, and represented Jackson county in the state leg- 
islature. Our subject was a member of the Ohpir Iron 
Company, which built a charcoal furnace near Jack- 
son, and he continued in that business until 1875, when 
he took charge of the Jackson ilill and Lumber Com- 
pany, of which he was made president and general 
manager and retained that position until 1892, when 
his appointment as warden of the state penitentiary 
necessitated his resignation. After the expiration of 
his term of office, ]\rr. James returned to Jackson and 
once more became associated with the mill and lumber 
business, continuing in the same until his death. 

He was a man of ability and energy, progressive 
and reliable, and possessed the warm regard of his 
raanj' friends and the entire confidence of all his busi- 
ness associates. • 

Zachariah Rag-on James (Gen. IV, No. 96), b. Oc- 
tober 16, 1844, at Jackson, 0.; m. July 20, 1870, at 
Jackson, 0., to Sarah A. Bennett, b. April 20, 1850, at 
Jackson, 0., d. P'ebruary 15, 1893, at Chicago, 111. 
Zachariah R. James has been for thirty-five years su- 
perintendent of the electrical works at Chicago. 

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Generation V, 
Children of Zachariah and Sarah (Bennett) James. 

314 Oota Bell, b. P^ebiuary 22, 1871, at Chicago, 111. 

315 Silas Edward, h. June 6, 1873, d. October 
6, 1874. 

316 Florence Edna, b. November 2. 1877, d. at Chi- 
cago, 111., January 15, 1910. 

317 Grace Ella, b. October 31, 1878. at Chicago, 111. 

318 Sarah, b. :\rarch 6. 1880, d. September 1, 1881, 
at Chicago 111. 

319 Mary Beatrice, b. July 6, 1887. at Chicago, 111. 

320 Elmer Clinton, b. August 13. 1890, at Chi- 
cago, 111. 

Mary Eleanor James (Gen. IV. No. 97), b. October 
19, 1846, at Jackson, 0., d. December 30, 1897, at Jack- 
son, 0.; m. September 23, 1873, at Jackson, 0., tu Sam- 
uel G. IMartin. 

Generation V. 
Children of Samuel G. and Mary (James) Martin. 

321 Lena F., b. July 6. 1874, at Jackson, 0. 

Edward Mitchell James (Gen. IV. No. 98), b. June 
4, 1848, at Jackson, 0., d. August 17. 1869, at Jack- 
son, 0. 

Edward M. James died just after completing a 
course in electrical engineering. 

Eliza Elizabeth James (Gen. IV, No. 99), b. March 
19, 1850, at Jackson. 0.; m. September 22, 1887, at 
Jackson, 0., to Miles Jones. 

Residence, Jackson, O. 

Franklin James (Gen. IV, No. 100), b. January* 29, 
1852, at Jackson, 0., unm. 

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Tryphena James (Gen. IV, No. 101), b. September 

20, 1854, at Jackson, 0., unm. 

Ida May James (Gen. IV, No. 102), b. May 20, 
1858, at Jackson, O. ; m. June 12. 1883, at Jackson, 0., 
to Edward J. Bannon. 

Generation V. 

Children of Edward J. and Ida (James) Bannon. 

322 Sarah Marcella, b. March 16, 1885. 

Descendants of: 

Alexander and Harmeon (James) Miller (Gen. Ill, 
No. 25.) 

Authority: Family records contributed by Mary 
:\ray Miller, No. 327. 

Mary E. Miller (Gen. IV, No. 103), b. August 26, 
1826, at Jackson, 0., d. July 3, 1903, at Wellston, 0. ; 
m. Hezekiah Bundy, b. August 15, 1817, at Marietta, 
0., d. December 12, 1895, at Wellston, 0. 

Residence, Wellston, 0. 

Emily Miller (Gen. IV, No. 104.) b. May 6, 1828, 
d. August 17, 1885 ; m. November 13, 1850, to Anthony 
Burress Walker, of Brook county. Virginia. 

Generation V. 

Children of Anthony and Emily (Miller) Walker. 

323 Frank Edwin, b. :May 27, 1852. 

324 Mary Belle, b. November 27, 1853. 

325 Lucy Matilda, b. February 3, 1859. 

326 David Anthony, b. July 8, 1861. 

Captain David Allen Miller (Gen. IV, No. 107), b. 
April 25, 1835, at Jackson, 0., d. February 6, 1891, at 
Logan, 0.; m. (1^ October 12, 1865, to Lucinda Rath- 

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burn, d. December 0. lS7r>, at Logan, 0.; m. (2) Sep- 
tember 2, ISSl, to Sarepta Davis. 

Residence, Logan. 0. 

Captain David A :\rillt'r euli.sted in Company H. 
7oth Ohio infantry; promoted to sergeant, then to first 
lieutenant; wounded at Gettysburg, July 1, 18G3, and 
discharged. Returning to Logan. 0., he was first ap- 
pointed collector, then superintendent of the Hocking 
canal. Member of I. 0. 0. F., and K. of P. 

Generation V. 

Children of David A. and Lucinda (Rathburn) Miller. 

327 Mary May, b. December 11, 1867. 

328 Lucinda Jane, b. October 29, 1869. 

329 Georgia, b. October 13, 1872. 

Generation V. 
Children of David A. and Sarepta (Davis) Miller. 

330 Besse Elizabeth, b. June 3, 1882. 

Maria Miller (Gen. IV, No. 108), b. July 10. 1837, 
at Jackson, 0., d. February 14, 1894, at Chillicothe, 0. ; 
m. February 8, 1854, to Samuel H. Books. 

Residence, Chillicothe. 0. 

Generation V. 
Children of Samuel IL and Maria (Miller) Books. 

331 Linnie May, b. September 11, 1855. 

332 ilary Flora, b. September 3, 1857, died. 

333 Oscar E., b. September 14, 1859. 

334 David T., b. February 17, 1862. 

335 Samuel H., b. April 7, 1864. 

336 Frank E., b. :\rarch 23, 1866. 

Alonzo Miller (Gen. TV, No. 109), b. January 14, 
1844, at Jackson, 0. ; m. April 29, 1867, at Jackson, 0., 

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to Elizabeth Kooke, b. December 25, 1841, near Jack- 
son, 0. 

Eesidence, Jackson, 0. 

Services: Enlisted July 27, 1863, to serve three 
years or during the civil war. Was a private in Com- 
pany K, commanded by Captain AY, S. Bradford in 2nd 
regiment of Ohio heavy artillerj' volunteers command- 
ed by Colonel Gibson. Discharged August 23, 1865, at 
Nashville, Tenn. 

Generation V. 

Children of Alonzo and Elizabeth (Rooke) Miller, 

337 Alary Adaline, b. March 14, 1868. 

338 Emily Annette, b. September 14, 1869, 

339 Bertha Alay, b. September 10, 1871. 

340 David Allen, b. March 14, 1874. 

341 Caroline Bundy, b. March 10, 1876. 

342 Jesse Jerome, b. July 1, 1878, d, October 11, 
1882, 

343 Elizabeth Rooke, b, October 13, 1881. 

Addle MiUer (Gen. IV, No. 110), b. August 1, 1850 ; 
m. May 12, 1868, at McArthur, 0., to George Allen 
Gold. 

Residence, Sedalia, Mo, 

Generation V. 
Children of George A. and Addie (Miller) Gold. 

344 May Maria, b. March 31, 1869. 

345 Laura Jane, b. January 12, 1871, d, Septem- 
ber 27, 1872. 

346 AVilliam Conrad, b. April 28, 1873, 

347 Harriet Pearl, b, December 12, 1875. 

348 G'^orge Leonard, b. June 24, 1879. 

349 Earl Samuel, b. January 12, 1885. 

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Descendants of : 

Andrew and Eliza (James) Long (Gen. Ill, No. 
26.) 

Authority: Family records contributed by Ada- 
line M. Erviu, No. 337. 

Amanda Long (Gen. IV, No. Ill), b. August 28, 
1832, at Jackson, 0. ; ra. November 13, 1850, at Jack- 
son, 0., to Rev. Lewis Allen Atkinson. 

Generation V. 

Children of Rev. Lewis and Amanda (Long) Atkinson. 

350 Charles Andrew, b. February 9, 1852. 

351 Eliza Long, b. :\ray 1, 1856. 

352 Mary, b. August 4, 1858, d. September 7, 1859. 

353 Caroline Bundy, b. March 1, 1866. 

Elias Long (Gen. IV, No. 112), b. November 30, 
1835, at Jackson, 0. : m. Emma Carrick. 

Authority: Family records contributed by C. A. 
Long, No. 367. 

Generation V, 

Children of Elias and Emma (Carrick) Long, 

354 Lilly Dale, b. March 17, 1862. 

355 Eliza James, b. December 8, 1863. 

356 Effie Alice, b. August 27, 1865. 

357 Amanda L., b. September 30, 1867. 

358 Andrew A., b. December 12, 1869. 

359 Elizabeth L., b. January 19, 1872. 

360 Nellie Boles, b. :Mareh 18, 1874. 

361 :\rary Frances, b. July 15, 1876. 

362 Edna. b. August 23. 1878, d. 1880. 

363 Infant son, b. August 19, 1880, d. August 
24, 1880. 

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John James Long (Gen. IV, No. 113.), b. February 

13, 1842. at Jackson, 0.; m. June 12, 1863, to Sarab 
E. McNeil, d. Mav 18, 1887. 

Authority: Family records contributed by C. A. 
Long, No. 367. 

Generation V. 

Children of John J. and Sarah (McNeil) Long. 

364 John F., b. December 7, 1864, d. August 

14, 1867. 

365 William, b. November 28, 1866, d. November 
28, 1866. 

366 Cornelia Y., b. March 27, 1868. 

367 Charles A., b. August 8, 1870. 

368 Luiza E., b. June 18, 1874. 

Jacob A. Long (Gen. IV, No. 114), b. February 
24, 1847,' at Jackson, 0.; m. October 10, 1870, at Chilli- 
eothe, 0., to Ella Dascomb, b. July 22, 1849, d. May 6. 
1908, at Jackson, 0. 

Residence, Jackson, 0. 

Li 1868 Jacob A. Long vras appointed deputy au- 
ditor, stockholder and director of Iron National Bank. 

Authority: Family records contributed by Ada- 
line M. Ervin, No. 337. 

Generation V. 
Children of Jacob A. and Ella (Dascomb) Long. 

369 Frank J., b. September 1, 1871. 

370 Eliza Flora, b. February 3, 1874. 

371 Charles C, b. September 18, 1879, d. August 
22, 1905. 

372 Daisy, b. March 9, 1882. 

373 James Denison, b. April 5, 1886. 

374 Howard J., b. October 11, 1889. 

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Descendants of: 

Paul (Gen. m, No. 28), and Julia (Kincheloe) 
Cooke. 

Authority, family records contributed by Mrs. 
Clara B. McCluer, No. 131. 

Harriet Cooke (Gen. IV, No. 115), b. January 6, 

1833, probably at AVorthington Creek, W. Va., d. Feb- 
ruary 16, 1861; m. October 8, 1855, to George a! WeUes, 
civil engineer. 

Residence, Parkersburg, W. Va. 

Generation V. 
Children of George A. and Harriet (Cooke) Welles. 

375 Julia Mary, b. about 1856. 

376 Harriet Aurelia, b. 1861. 

377 Clara, b. 1863. 

Sarah Cooke (Gen. IV, No. 116), b. November 14, 

1834, in West Virginia; m. October 21, 1858, to Rath- 
bone Van Winkle, attorney-at-law ; d. 1870. 

Residence, Parkersburg, W. Va. 

Generation V. 
Children of Rathbone and Sarah (Cooke) Van Winkle. 

378 Munson Cooke, b. February 4, 1860. 

379 Henry Cooke, b. November 2, 1862. 

380 Juliette, b. August 14, 1866. 

381 Harriette, b. August 6, 1868. 

Maria Cooke (Gen. IV, No. 117), b. November 11, 
1836, in West Virginia; m. September 18, 1867, to 
Henry Amiss, attorney-at-law, d. October 8, 1894. 

Residence, Parkersburg, W. Va. 
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Generation V. 
Children of Henry and Maria (Cooke) Amiss. 

382 Bettie, b. July 5, 1868, d. August 3, 1869. 

383 Anne Adelaide, b. December 8, 1870. 

384 Sarah Van Winkle, b. July 18, 1874, d. April 
24, 1894. 

Henry C. Cooke (Gen. IV. No. 118), b. May 11, 
1839, d. unm. June 25, 1864. 

Enlisted with Comjjany 11, 36th Virginia infantry, 
army of confederate states of America on August 2. 
1862. Wounded at Battle of Piedmont. 

Mary F. Cooke (Gen. IV, No. 119), b. October 31, 
1841, in West Virginia, d. September 7, 1881 ; m. Oc- 
tober 21, 1868, to Edward Lyman Welles, d. 1868. 

Hannah Cooke (Gen. IV, No. 120), b. November 8, 
1843, d. August 26, 1902; m. October 21, 1868, to W. W. 
Van Winkle. 

Generation V. 
Children of W. W. and Hannah (Cooke) Van Winkle 

385 Mary, b. January 18, 1871. 

Descendants of : 

Bennett (Gen. Ill, No. 30), and Julia (Devol) 
Cooke. 

Authority: Family records contributed by ^Irs. 
Clara B. McCluer, No. 131. 

Frances V. Cooke (Gen. IV, No. 122), b. September 
4; 1843, ra. John R. Ebert. 

Generation V, 
Children of John R. and Frances (Cooke) Ebert. 

386 Charles. 

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Letha Devol Cooke (Geu. IV, No. 124), b. March 
10, 18-48, d. 1906; m. George II. Gordon. 

Generation V. 

Children of George II. and Letha (Cooke) Gordon, 

387 Harry. 
Descendants of: 

Hon. John James (Gen. III. No. 31), and Sophia 
(Kincheloe) Cooke. 

Authority : Family records contributed by Clara B. 
:\IcCluer, No. 131. 

Fanny M. Cooke (Gen. IV, No. 128), b. July 21, 
1846, probably at Parkersburg, "W. Va. ; m. December 
6, 1870, to Frank L. Hammond. 

Residence, EUicott City, Md. 

Generation V. 
Children of Frank L. and Fanny (Cooke) Hammond. 

388 Mary Carr, b. July 31, 1872. 

389 Sophia, b. November 10, 1875. 

390 Lillian, b. January 5, 1878. 

391 James, b. August 3, 1880. 

392 Frank Lloyd, b. April 1884. 

393 William, b. March, 1887. 

394 Eleanor, b. January 16, 1892. 

Clara Bettie Cook (Gen. IV, No. 131), b. January 
29, 1854, at Parkersburg, W. Va.; m. September 12, 
1876, to Judge John Grigsby McCluer. 

Residence, Parkersburg, W. Va. 

WAR RECORD OF JOHN GRIGSBY M'CLUER. 

J. G. McCluer Is a native of Rockbridge county, Virginia. 
Was a student in 1861, at Washington college, now Wash- 
ington and Lee university. He joined the Rockbridge artillery, 

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a company raised at Lexington, Virginia. This company was 
made up of a number of members of the Episcopal church, at 
Lexington, Virginia, of which Rev. Dr. Pendleton was pastor. 
He after .vards became brigadier general and was the chief of 
artillery under Gen. Robert E. Lee. 

The company was ordered to Harpers Ferry, Virginia, 
and reached there about April 15th, and was connected with 
the Stonewall brigade, which was formed about the 1st or 2nd 
of July; and was known then as the first brigade commanded 
by Gen. Thomas J. Jackson (Stonewall Jackson), who had 
been promoted from major to brigadier general. 

The first engagement was with General Patterson's ad- 
vance guard, about five miles below Martinsburg in the Shen- 
andoah valley, and which engagement was on the 3rd of June. 

The Confederates fell back to Winchester; and on the 
16th started to join General Beauregard at Manasas or Bull 
Run, which point was reached by our command on the night 
of the 20th of July; and on the 21st the Rockbridge battery 
supported by Jackson's brigade was placed on Henry's hill; 
and was opposed by the batteries of Rickets and Griffin. It 
was within but a few yards of the location of this battery 
that General Bee fell mortally wounded, and gave to the 
first brigade the name of "Stonewall," by which name it was 
known during the entire war. 

Was with Gen. Stonewall Jackson and his command in 
the Romney campaign. Was at the battle of McDowell. In 
the reorganization of the army, after the twelve months en- 
listment had expired, he changed his service from the artil- 
lery to cavalry, and joined Company B, of the twelfth Vir- 
ginia cavalry. Was with Jackson in his Valley campaign 
against Banks. Was in the battle near Winchester. Was in 
the battle at Barton's Mills. 

Was in the fight at Chancellorsville, the Wilderness and 
Fredericksburg, and the cavalry fight at Brandy Station, in 
which comparatively all of the cavalry of both armies were 
engaged. Was in the second battle of Manassas. Was also in 
the fight at Jack's Shop; also, at Cedar Mountain. After- 
wards, detailed on special duty at the instance of General 
Butler, of South Carolina, and sent with the scouts of General 
Hampton in rear of the Federal forces about Petersburg; 
operated in the rear of these lines for about four months 
between James river and the Nansmond river, when an 

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order came for relief from that service, and was ordered to 
report to General Hosser. in the valley of Virginia. 

lu coming through the enemy's lines, near what is known 
pit. H T"' """'"• °" J^^"^^alem Plant road, below 
Petersburg, he was captured at 2 o'clock in the morning of 
September 13. :SG4. The Confederate pickets at that point 
having been captured by the Union forces, and a company 
of Pennsylvania cavalry placed there in its stead. Was sent 
to City Point, v.here he remained for about one month, in 
what was known as the Bull Pen. and from there was sent 
as a prisoner to Point Lookout, where he remained until he 
was exchanged on account of sickness and sent up James 
nver and through the lines to Richmond in February 1864 
Was parolea aad returned to his home in Rockbridge county" 
and when his parole expired left on the same evening to join 
his command which was then, as he was informed, in the 
neighborhood of Richmond. But, upon reaching Lynchburg 
\irginia, he learned of General Lee's surrender at Appomatox' 
He then returned to his home at Lexington, Virginia. 

Generation V. 
Children of John and Clara (Cook) McCluer. 

395 James Steele, b. November 15, 1877. 

396 John Cameron, b. September 15, 1879. 

397 Henry Randolph, b. March 15, 1882. 

398 John Grigsby, b. August 11, 18S4. 

399 Earl Hamilton, b. January 11, 1887. 

400 Lawrence :\ros.s, b. July 6, 1889. 

401 Mary Cooke, b. December 14, 1891. 

402 Charles Forrer Anderson, b. February 26, 1895. 

Julia Cooke (Gen. IV, x\o. 133), b. April 27, 1863, 
at Parkersburg, W. Va.; m. January 6, 1898, to Smith 
D, Turner. 

Generation V. 
Children of Smith D. and Julia (Cooke) Turner. 

403 Smith D., b. August' 10, 1904. 

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Descendants of: 

Jacob and Melissa (Paine) Hawk (Gen. Ill, 
No. 34. 

Authority : Family records contributed by Aman- 
da Hawk, No. 136. 

Frances Asberry Hawk (Gen. IV, No. 134), b. De- 
cember 25, 1831, at Wilkesville, 0., d. July 5, 1889, at 
Wilkesville, 0., unm. 

Melissa Abigail Hawk (Gen. IV, No. 135), b. 
March 5, 1834, at AYilkesville, 0., d. August 21, 1893, 
at VT'ilkesville, 0., unm. 

Amanda Eleanor Hawk (Gen. IV, No. 136), b. Au- 
gust 2, 1836, at ^Yilkesville, 0.; m. September 28, 1865, 
to R. W. Strong. 

James Monroe Hawk (Gen. IV, No. 137), b. July 4, 
1840, at Wilkesville, 0., d. at Shelton, Neb.; m. Sep- 
tember 21, 1865, at Hamden, 0., to Rebecca Emma 
Beard, d. 1873; m, (2) May 8, 1884, at Atlantic, la., to 
Mary A. Marriott. 

Residence, "Wilkesville, 0. ; Shelton, Neb. 
Generation V. 
Children of James M. and Emm'a (Beard) Hawk. 

404 Eugene Owen, b. August 5, 1866, d. March 
18, 1880. 

Generation V, 

Children of James M. and Mary (Marriott) Hawk. 

405 Lillie Melissa, b. April 11, 1885. 

406 Francis Wilmot, b. June 18, 1888. 

407 George Clifford, b. November 10, 1890. 

408 Stella, b. May 4, 1897. 

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Caroline Paine Hawk (Gen. IV, No. 138), b. June 
27, 1842, at ^Yilkesville, 0., d. about 1886; m. April 4, 
1865, at Wilkesville, 0., to J. C. Coffman, officer in U. 
S. army. 

Generation V. 
Children of J. C. and Caroline (Hawk) Coffman. 

409 Claude, d. at age of two years. 

Mary E. Hawk (Gen. IV, No. 139), b. October 3, 
1844, at AVilkesville, 0.; m. February 12, 1866, at 
Wilkesville. 0., to David F. Hover. 

Residence, Decatur, 111. 

Generation V. 
Children of David F. and ]\Iary (Hawk) Hover. 

410 Clarence A., b. June 3, 1867 ; m. and lives at 
Kansas City, Mo. 

411 Blanche C, b. April 4, 1869. d. January 1, 
1903, at Decatur, 111. 

Elizabeth Ophelia Hawk (Gen. IV, No. 140), b. 
February 21, 1847, at Wilkesville, 0., d. November 7, 
1881; m. December 25, 1873, at Wilkesville, 0., to J. 
R. Bagby. 

David Wilmot Hawk (Gen. IV, No. 141), b. June 
2, 1850, at "Wilkesville, 0., d. unm. at Wilkesville, 0., 
June 22, 1901. 

Descendants of: 

Lemuel Shepherd (Gen, III, No. 35), and Elizabeth 
(Roby) Paine. 

Authority : Family records contributed by Clara 
(Paine) Ohler, No. 148. 

James Basil Paine (Gen. IV, No. 143), b. October 
1, 1844, at Ilamden, 0., d. September 20, 1883, at Ham- 

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den, 0.; m. (1) November 4, 1874, at Greeafield, 0., 
to Fannie AV. Allen, b. about 1852, at Greenfield, 0., 
d. November 28, 1875, at Hayesville, 0. ; m. (2) Febru- 
ary 25, 1879, at Jackson, 0., to Cornelia Dickason. b. 
December 5, 1856, in Jackson county, Ohio; lives at 
Jackson, 0. 

Residence, Hamden, 0. ; Jackson, 0. 

Graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University, 1871; 
member of Phi Kappa Psi fraternity ; superintendent of 
schools at Greenfield, 0.; representative of Jackson 
count}' in Ohio legislature in 1878 and 1880; attorney- 
at-law. 

Generation V. 

Children of James B. and Fannie (Allen) Paine. 

412 "William, b. 1875, d. at six months. 

Generation V. 
Children of James B. and Cornelia (Dickason) Paine. 

413 Fannie Elizabeth, b. July 9, 1881. 

414 James Basil, b. August 8, 1883. 

David Sanford Paine (Gen. IV, No. 144), b. August 
23, 1846, at Hamden, 0., d. unm. January 4, 1876. 

Bennett Roby Paine (Gen. IV, No. 145), b. August 
27, 1848, at Hamden 0. ; m. October 15, 1878, at Ham- 
den, 0., to Alice L. Wilcox, b. December 5, 1852, at 
AUensville, 0. 

Residence, Hamden, 0. 

Generation V. 
Children of Bennett R. and Alice (Wilcox) Paine. 

415 Howard Shepard, b. ^lay 12, 1880. 

416 Joseph Arthur, b. May 16, 1886, d. January 
29, 1889. 

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417 Lawrence Wilcox, b. April 17, 1800. 

Delia Elizabeth Paine (Gen. IV, No. 146), b. March 
4, 1S51, at Hamden, 0. 

Residence. Lima, 0.; Shepard, 0. 

Graduate of Ohio Wesleyan Seminary; member of 
D. A. K. 1906. 

William Denison Paine (Gen. IV, No. 147), b. Oc- 
tober 7, 1860, at Hamden, 0., d. unm. September 21. 
1883, at Hamden, 0. 

Clara May Paine (Gen. IV, No. 148), b. July 24, 
1862, at Hamden, 0. ; m. October 15, 1884, at Hamden, 
0., to James Oswell Ohler, b. September 27, 1859, in 
Hardin county, Ohio. 

Residence, Lima, 0. 

Educated at Wesleyan College, Cincinnati, 0., and 
0. W, U. at Delaware, 0. ; member of D. A. R., 1904 and 
founder of Lima Chapter, 1907 ; member of Society of 
Colonial Dames, 1907; member of Society of Founders 
and Patriots, 1911., Author of this genealogy. 

Generation. V. 

Children of James 0. and Clara (Paine) Ohler. 

418 Katherine, b. November 9, 1887. 

419 Elizabeth Roby. b. March 24. 1889. 

420 Willard Paine, b. May 30, 1891. 
Descendants of : 

John N, and Sarah (Paine) Hurst (Gen. IH, 
No. 37.) 

Authority: Family records contributed by J, M. 
Hurst, No. 153. 

David L. Hurst (Gen. IV, No. 149), b. July 8, 1834. 
in Ross county, 0.; ra. March 10, 1857, at Harrisburg, 

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0., to Eiiu'line Dalby, b. October 27, 1S40, at Harris- 
burg, 0. 

Residence, Columbus, 0. 

Generation V. 
Children of David L. and Emeline (Dalby) Hurst. 

421 Clyde W.. b. April 13. 1S58. 

422 Caroline E., b. March 27. 1861. 

423 Joseph X., b. July 5, 1862. 

424 S. Louise, b. August 4, 1864. 

Wilson R. Hurst (Gen. IV, Xo. 151 i, b. December 
23, 1837, in Ross county, 0. ; m. May 27, 1867, at Pike- 
ton, 0., to Ella Patterson, b. June 30, 1850. 

Residence, Piketon, 0. 

Generation V. 
Children of Wilson R. and Ella (Patterson) Hurst. 

425 Mellie, b. November 1, 1870. 
420 C. Scott, b. April 5, 1873. 

427 Lulu Catherine, b. September 21, 1876. 

428 Carrie Grace, h. January 18, 1880. 

Caroline L. Hurst (Gen. IV, No. 152), b. March 24, 
1839. in Ross county, Ohio, d. March 15, 1892, in Ross 
county, Ohio. ; m. August 26, 1885, in Ross county, Ohio, 
to George Morrow, b. July 17, 1819, at Jefferson, 0., d. 
March 15. 1908, in Ross county, Ohio. 

Joseph M, Hurst (Gen. IV, No. 153), b. February 
7, 1841, in Ross county, Ohio; m. November 17, 1869, 
at Kingston, 0., to Catherine. S. Little, b. July 24, 1846, 
at Chillicothe. 0. 

Rehidence, AVilliamsport, 0. 
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Generation V. 

Children of Joseph :\r. and Catherine (Little) Hurst. 

429 Lemuel J., b. April 14, 1871. 

430 Carl L., b. February 10, 1877. 

431 Ehvin L., b. February 10, 1877. 

Amanda Hurst (Gen. IV, No. 154), b. November 
19, 1843, in Ross county, Ohio, unm. 
Residence, Ross county, Ohio. 

Douglas T. Hurst (Gen. IV., No. 155), b. October 2, 
1846, in Ross county. Ohio; ra. September 11, 1878, to 
Laura 'Morrow, b. May 7, 1860, in Ross county, Ohio, 
d. November 9, 1906. 

Generation V. 

Children of Douglas T. and Laura (Morrow) Hurst. 

432 Ethel M., b. June 11. 1882. 

433 Gilbert S., b. May 31, 1885. 

434 R. Harold, b. March 4, 1893. 

435 George N., b. October 21, 1891, d. January 
28, 1892. 

Charles B. Hurst (Gen. IV, No. 156), b. May 11, 
1852, in Ross county, Ohio ; m. September 20, 1876, at 
Chillieothe, 0., to Ella Warner, b. July 25, 1852. 

Residence, Chillieothe, 0. 

Generation V. 
Children of Charles B. and Ella (Warner) Hurst. 

436 Myrtle, b. March 21, 1881. 

437 Roy W., b. March 11, 1886. 
Descendants of: 

Jonathan Douglas (Gen. Ill, No. 38), and Julia 
(Hurst) Paine. 

Authority : ^ Family records contributed by Eliza- 
beth (Paine) Cherrington, No. 157. . 

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Elizabeth Ophelia Paine (Gen. IV, No. 157), b. 
August 3, 1841, in Jackson county, Ohio; m. December 
25, 1867, at Dela-ware, 0., to Rev, George W. Cherring- 
ton. b. ]\ray 30, 1842. at Evergreen, 0., d. November 7, 
1900, at Evergreen, 0. 

Residence, various towns in Ohio. 

Generation V. 
Children of George and Elizabeth (Paine) Cherrington. 

438 William Douglas, b. and d. September 24, 1870, 
at Ewington, 0. 

439 Arthur Paine, b. October 10, 1871, 

440 Wanita Grace, b. April 12, 1874. 

441 Stella Janet, b. January 16, 1876, at Letart, 
0., d. September 30, 1884, at Piketon, 0. 

442 Ernest Hurst, b. November 24, 1877. 

443 Edith Clione, b. January 10, 1880. 

444 Laura, b. and d. January 1, 1883, at Wheelers- 
burgh, 0. 

Descendants of: 

Hezekiah S. and Caroline (Paine) Bundy (Gen. m, 
No. 39. 

Authority : Family records contributed by Julia 
(Bundy) Foraker, No. 159. 

Julia Ann Paine Bundy TGen. TV, No. 159). b. 
June 17, 1847, in Jackson county, Ohio; m. October 4, 
1870. in Jackson county, Ohio, to Captain Joseph Ben- 
son Foraker, b. July 5, 1546, at Hiilsboro, 0. 

Residence. VTashington, D. C. and Cincinnnati, 0. 

Julia (Bundy) Fo"raker graduated from the Ohio 
"Wesleyan Female Seminary, in 1868. ^lember of D. 
A. R., 1904 ; state vice regent in 1905 and 1906 ; member 
of Society of Colonial Dames of America in 1905 ; mem- 
ber of Society of Founders and Patriots, 1911. 

Joseph Benson Foraker enlisted in Company A, 
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89th regiment 0. V. I. ; at close of the civil war he 
was first lieutenant and brevet captain; graduated 
from Cornell University in 1869 ; admitted to the bar 
1869; elected judpre of superior court of Cincinnati, 
April, 1879; elected governor of Ohio in 1885 ; re-elected 
in 1887 ; chairman of the republican state conventions 
of Ohio for 1886, 1890, 1896. 1900 and 1901 ; delegate 
at large from Ohio to the national republican conven- 
tion of 1884, 1888, 1892. 1896, 1900 and 1904; was 
chairman of the Ohio delegation in the convention of 
1884 and 1888 and presented to both of these conven- 
tions the name of Hon. John Sherman for nomination 
to the presidency. 

In the conventions of 1892 and 1896, served as 
chairman of the committee on resolutions and reported 
the platform to the conventions and presented the 
name of William ^IcKinley to the conventions of 1896 
and 1900 for nomination to the presidency ; was elected 
United States senator January 15, 1896, and re-elected 
January 15, 1902, to succeed himself. At the expira- 
tion of his term of office, March 3, 1909, he resumed 
the practice of law at Cincinnati, 0. 

Generation V. 

Children of Joseph B. and Julia (Bundy) Foraker. 

445 Joseph Benson, Jr., b. July 23, 1872. 

446 Florence M,, b. September 14, 1874. 

447 Clara Louise, b. October 16, 1876. 

448 Julia Bundy, b. January 31, 1880. 

449 Arthur St. Clair, b. April 26, 1892. 

Eliza Melinda Bundy (Gen. IV, No. 160), b. June 
17, 1850, in Jackson county, Ohio; m. June, 1871, at 
Erie, Pa., to Harvey Wells, b. at Wilkesville, 0., d. 
at Wellston, 0. 

Residence, Washington, D. C. 
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Generation V. 

Children of Harvey and Eliza (Bundy) "Wells. 

450 Harry, b. May 30, 1877. 
Descendants of: 

Frederic and Maria (Bailey) Shipman (Gen. HI, 
No. 40.) 

Authority: Family records contributed by Ellen 
F. Bailey, No. 190. 

Mary Sibyl Shipman (Gen. IV, No. 161), b. De- 
cember 28, 1830, at Marietta, 0.; m. (1) 1851, to John 
Ross Everett, d. 1852; m. (2) August 12, 1856, to B>Ton 
Sloper, d. October 14, 1885, at Elmdale, Kan. 

Residence, Marietta, 0.; Elmdale, Kan. 

Generation V. 
Children of John R. and Mary (Shipman) Everett. 

451 Harriet Anna Maria, b. September, 1852. 

Generation V. 

Children of Byron and Mary (Everett) Sloper. 

452 Carrie, b. October 15, 1857, d. March 10, 1864, 
at Leavenworth, Kan. 

Joshua Seth Shipman (Gen. lY, No. 162), b March 
6, 1832, at Marietta, 0., d. March 1889, at Elmdale, 
Kan.; m. (1) September 9, 1856, at Athens, 0., to Sarah 
Carpenter, daughter of Frederic and Mary Carpenter, 
d. July 23, 1858 ; m. (2) August 8, 1864, in Chase county, 
Kansas, to Jennie Gifford, d. 1874, at Elmdale, Kan. ; m. 
(3) September 24, 1876, at Cedar Point, Kan., to Addie 
Seamans, daughter of Alvin and Almira Seamans, b. 
at Wheaton, 111. 

Generation V. 
Children of Joshua S. and Sarah (Carpenter) Shipman. 

453 Charles Frederic, b. July, 1857. 

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Generation V. 
Children of Joshua S. and Jennie (Giilord) Shipman. 
4^4 Julia Sloper. 

455 Arthur Bartlett. 

456 Annie Maud. 

457* Minnie, b. April 5, 1872, d. August 1, 1873. 
Generation V. 
Children of Joshua S. and Addie( Seamans) Shipman. 

458 Harry Leroy. 

Julia Maria Shipman (Gen. TV, No. 163), b. Feb- 
ruary, 23, 1835, at Marietta, 0., d. March 2, 1862, at 
St. Joseph, Mo.; m. (1) John Lyons; m. (2) Captain A. 
J. Merritt. 

Descendants of: 

Seth (Gen. Ill, No. 42), and Sarah (McClure) 
Bailey. 

Authority : Family records contributed by Ellen 
Frances Bailey, No. 190. 

Mary Bailey (Gen. IV, No. 165), m. Martin Van 
Buren Athey. 

Generation V. 
Children of Martin and Mary (Bailey) Athey. 

459 John 0. 

460 Bertha Adelaide. 

461 William. 
Descendants of: 

Seth and Mary (Scott) Bailey. 
Authority : P^'amily records contributed by Ellen 
F. Bailey, No. 190. 

Nancy Ann Bailey (Gen. IV, No. 166), m. Decem- 
ber 25, 1884, to Henry IMathias. 

Lydia Jane Bailey (Gen. IV. No. 168), m. June 16, 
1871, to David B. Sinclair. 

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Generation V. 
Children of David and Lydia (Bailey) Sinclair. 

462 Rodney Boise. 

463 John North, d. ^May 15, 1896. 

464 Ella Richmond. 

465 Hunter B. 

466 ^lary Gertrude. 

Seth Austin Bailey (Gen. IV, No. 170), m. March 
24, 1892, to Elizabeth Claggett. 

Julia Augru.sta Bailey (Gen. IV, No. 171), m. (1) 
March 24, 1874, to Beverly Douglas, d. September 23, 
1874; m. (2) June 2, 1885, to Newton Perry, d. June, 
1887. 

Generation V. 
Children of John B. and Julia (Bailey) Douglas. 

467 John Beverly, Jr., m. and lives in Kansas. 

Alice Rosetta Bailey (Gen. IV, No. 172), d. 1907. 
Descendants of : 

John James (Gen. Ill, No. 44) and Mary (Chap- 
man) Bailey. 

Authority: Family records contributed by Ellen 
Frances Bailey, No. 190. 

Sarah Bailey (Gen. IV, No. 174), b. July 8, 1838; 
m. May 13, 1857, to Robert Marshall Hunter, b. January 

21, 1830, at Cumberland, 0. 

Residence, Neoga, 111. 

Generation V. 
Children of Robert and Sarah (Bailey) Hunter. 

468 Mary Annette, b. August 29, 1858, d. August 
28, 1865. 

469 Martha Aurelia, b. September 15, 1860. 

470 Carrie. 

471 Charles Robert, b. March 5, 1884, d. October 

22, 1865. 

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472 Lucy Lorena. 

473 Nellie. 

474 Howard Bailey. 

475 Sarah Ethel. 

476 Anna Harriet. 

John Worthington Bailey (Gen. IV, No. 175), ra. 
November, 1879, at Constitution, 0., to Louise Car- 
penter. 

Residence, Rock Hill, Mo. 

Generation V. 
Children of John W. and Louise (Carpenter) Bailey. 

477 John. 

478 Mary Annette. 

479 Bertha. 

480 Mabel. . . 
Descendants of: 

Dr. G. A. and Susan (Bailey) Ward (Gen. HI. 
No. 45.) 

Authority: Family records contributed by Ellen 
Frances Bailey, No. 190. 

Frances Elizabeth Ward (Gen. IV, No. 178), m. 
Robert Lamb. (She died early, leaving a son.) 

George Rollin Ward (Gen. IV, No. 179), m. 

Lamb (sister to Robert Lamb.) 

Mary Celeste Ward (Gen. IV, No. 181), m. 

Allen. 

Walter Payson Ward (Gen. IV, No. 182), m. 

(Name of wife unknown.) 

Henry Ward (Gen. IV, No. 183), m. Jennie Ander- 
son, daughter of Marcus Anderson. 

Descendants of: 

Bennett Cook (Gen. HI, No. 46), and Fannie 
(Dickey) Bailey. 

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Authority: Family records contributed by EUen 
Frances Bailey, No. 190. 

- Bennett Augustus Bailey (Gen. IV, No. 188), m 
February 5, 1896, at Topeka, Kan., to Marv Margaret 
Home, b. at Cincinnati, 0. 

Generation V. 
Children of Bennett and Mary (Home) Bailey 
481 Bennett Augustus, Jr. 
Descendants of .- 

.w ^fif"^, ^'""''^^ ^^'°- "^' ^^- 47), and Mary 
(Ward) Bailey. ^ 

Authority: Family records contributed by EUen 
F. Baiicy, No. 190. 

Mary Annette BaUey (Gen. IV, No. 189), b in 
Washington county, Ohio, d. June 11, 1875, at Lincoln, 
^eb.; m. June 30, 1870, to James Pennock Walton, son 
ot Kev. James and Clara ("gj^?) Walton. 
Generation" V. 
Children of James and Mary (Bailey) Walton. 
482 Mary Emerson. 
Descendants of: 

William Denison and Elizabeth (Emerson) Bailey. 
Ellen Frances Bailey (Gen. IV, No. 190), Uves with 
her mother at Marietta, 0. 

Charles Emerson Bailey (Gen. IV, No. 193) m. 
October 9, 1900, to Elizabeth Davidson, daughte; of 
^shua and Helen Dudley Davidson, of Parkersburc 
W. Va. Graduate of Marietta colloge. Engineer, con- 
nectad with iron mines on Mesaba Range, Minn. 

Generation V. 
Children of Charles Emerson and Elizabeth (Davidson) 
Bailey. 
483 Emerson Dudley. 



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484 Helen Elizabeth. 
Descendants of : 

Gt^orge Washington (Gen. Ill, No. 48), and Sarah 
(Stapleton) Bailey. 

Authority: Family records contributed by Ellen 
Frances Bailey, No. 190. 

Sarah Bertha Bailey (Gen. IV, No. 194), b. at Con- 
stitution, 0.; m. Lewis Boardman, son of Dana Board- 
man. 

Generation V. 
Children of Lewis and Sarah (Bailey) Boardman, 

485 Sarah Grace. 

486 Bessie. 

487 BaUey. 

488 Burton. 

Eliza Alberta Bailey (Gen. IV, No. 195), m. Arthur 
Maxwell Mattoon. 

Residence, Parkville, Mo. (Professor Mattoon was 
a student at Cambridge, England, and has charge of 
observatory at Industrial school. 

Generf.tion V. 
Children or Arthur and Eliza (Bailey) Mattoon. 

489 Edith. 

490 Arthur MaxweU, Jr. 

491 Winifred. 

George Howard Bailey (Gen. rv, No. 197), b. at 
Constitution, 0., m. Lissa Bailey. 

Residence, Seattle, Wash. 

George H, Bailey is a graduate of the Law school 
at Ann Arbor, Mich., where his wife was also a student. 
Generation V. 

Children of George H. and Lissa (Bailey) Bailey. 

492 Dorothy. 

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493 George Howard, Jr. 
Descendants of: 

Augustus Stone (Gen. III. No. 44), and Julia 
(Johnson) Bailey, 

Authority: Family records contributed by Ellen 
Frances Bailey (Gen. IV, No. 190.) 

Emma Bailey (Gen. IV, No. 198), b. at Constitu- 
tion, 0. ; m. April 7, 1886, to Clarence David AVood, b. 
at West Liberty, la., son of Stephen and Caroline 
(Breese) Wood. 

Generation V. 
Children of Clarence D. and Emma (Bailey) Wood. 

494 Rhuy Bailey. 

495 Howard Bailey. 

496 Paul Bailey. 

497 Rachel Bailey. 

498 Carrie Bailey. 

Clara Katharine Bailey (Gen. IV, No. 199), b. at 
Constitution, 0. ; m. June 17, 1885, to Lafe Budd Breese, 
b. in Ohio, son of Edwin Hatfield and Harriet (Tal- 
mage) Breese. 

Generation V. 

Children of Lafe B. and Clara (Bailey) Breese. 

499 Julia M. b. February 15, 1887, at Elmdale, 
Kan., d. March 4, 1904, at San Antonio, Texas. 



CHAPTER V. 
Generations V and VI. 
Descendants of : 

James (Gen. IV, No. 56), and Laura (DeVaughn) 
Bailey. 

Authority : Family records contributed by Laura 
(DeVaughn) Bailey. 

Charles P. Bailey (Gen. V. No. 210), b. about 1S73, 
in "Wood county, Virginia, m. about 1896, to Lizzie 
Campbell. 

Eesidence, ^larietta, 0. 

Generation VI. 
Children of Charles P. and Lizzie (Campbell) Bailey. 

500 Walter, b. 1897. 

Bessie Bailey (Gen. V, No. 211), b. December 4, 
1875, in Wood county, Virginia ; m. M. P. Hite. 

Residence, Cincinnati, 0. 

Descendants of: 

Ripley C. (Gen. IV, No. 63), and Lucy (Fuller) 
Hoffman. 

Authority : Family records contributed by James 
Fuller Hoffman, No. 227. 

James Fuller Hoffman (Gen. V, No. 227), b. August 
12, 1844; m. (1) at Jackson, 0., to Frank C. Watter- 
house, b, July 20, 1844, daughter of Aaron and Emily 
Watterhouse; d. October 7, 1883, at Columbus, 0.; m. 
(2)' July 8, 1885, at Columbus, 0., to Victoria Ely, b. 
October 31, 1852, at Lattasville, 0., daughter of Wilson 
and Mary Ely. 

Residence, Columbus, 0. and Eureka, Kca. 
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Generation VI. 
Children of James F. and Frank (Watterhouse) Hoff- 
man. » 

501 Ripley C, b. January 4, 1873, at Columbus, 0., 
lives near, Eureka, Kan. 

502 Edith Frances, b. June 14, 1876, at Columbus, 
0., d. September 16, ]893, near Eureka, Kan. 

Generation VI. 
Children of James F. and Victoria (Ely) Hoffman. 

503 Daniel, b. July 27, 1886, at Columbus, 0. 

504 Mary Ely, b. October 27, 1887, near Eureka, 
Kan. 

Descendants of: 

Ripley 0. (Gen. IV, No. 63), and Mary (Sullivant) 
Hoffman. 

Authority : Family records contributed by Arthur 
S. Hoffman, No. 231. 

Arthur Sullivant Hoffman (Gen. V, No. 231), b. 
September 28, 1876, at Columbus, 0.; m. October 14, 
1905, at Coshocton, 0., to Mary Denver James, b. Feb- 
ruary 15, 1873, at Coshocton, 0.; d. August 17, IP 10, 
at New York city. 
"^ Residence, New York. 

Generation VI. 
Children of Arthur S. and Mary (James) Hoffman. 

505 Lyne Starling Sullivant, b. August 12, 1910, 
in New York. 

Descendants of: 

David A. (Gen. IV, No. 64), and Emily (Smith) 
Hoffman. 

Authority : Family records contributed by D. A. 
Hoffman, No. 64. 

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Edgar Brown Hoffman (Gen. V, No. 232), b. Au- 
gust, 25, 1S49. married aud has a family. 

John Adams Hoffman (Gen. V, No. 233), b. April 
23, 1851, married aud lias a family. 

Effie Louise Hoffman (Gen. V, No. 234), b. May 
14, 1853, married to Mr. Rogers, lives at Oskaloosa, la. 

Ripley Christian Hoffman (Gen. V. No. 235), b. 
November 12, 1S60, married and has a family ; practic- 
ing physician at Oskaloosa, la. 

Descendants of: 

John L. and Cornelia (Hoffman) Long (Gen. IV, 
No. 66.) 

Authority : Family records contributed by Adaline 
M. Ervin, No. 337. 

Grace Correll Long (Gen. V, No. 238), b. Novem- 
ber 9, 1861, at Jackson 0. ; m. April 10, 1889, at Jack- 
son, 0., to John L. Kibbee, b. April 10, 1860, at Jack- 
son, 0. 

Residence, Jackson, 0. 

Generation VI. 

Children of John L. and Grace (Long) Kibbee. 

506 John Long, b. April 10, 1890, at Jackson, 0. 

507 Elizabeth, b. September 7, 1900, at Jackson, 0. 

Harry Hoffman Long (Gen. V, No. 239), b. March 
27, 1866, at Jackson, 0., d. December 20, 1909, at Co- 
lumbus, 0. ; m. March 15, 1893, at Jackson, 0., to Susan 
McClure, b. February 9, 1865. 

Generation VI. 
Children of Harry 11. and Susan (McClure) Long, 

508 Harry Bertis, b. April 18, 1896, d. April 20, 
1896. 

Stella Marie Long (Gen. V, No. 240), b. September 
1, 1868, at Jackson, 0. ; m. February 7, 1895, at Jack- 

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son, 0., to Albert C. Hitchcock, b. January 10, 1870, d. 
September 21, 1895. 

Cornelia Virginia Long (Gen. V, No. 241), b. July 
3, 1875, at Jackson. 0. : m. January 22, 1902, at Charles- 
ton, W. Va., to Otis A. Thayer, b. July 24, 1879. 
Generation VI. 
Children of Otis A. and Cornelia (Long) Thayer. 

509 Virginia Annette, b. Xovember 4, 1902, at 
Charleston, W. Va. 

510 Harry James, b. March 21, 1907, at Charles- 
ton, W. Va. 

511 Otis Long, b. April 18, 1910, at Charleston, 
W. Va. 

Descendants of : 

Daniel Webster (Gen. IV, No. 67), and Lucy (Gil- 
lette) Hoffman. 

Authority: Family records contributed by Lucy 
(Gillette) Hoffman. 

Florence Delano Hoffman (Gen. V, No. 242), b. 
February 9, 1868, at Ottawa, Kan. ; m. October 14, 1897, 
to Frank Dudley Smith, of Muskegon, Mich. 

Generation VI. 
Children of Frank D. and Florence (Hoffman) Smith. 

512 Dudley Hoffman, b. August 10, 1902. 
Descendants of: 

Douglas and Julia (Hurst) Paine (Gen. IV, No. 68.) 

Elizabeth Ophelia Paine (Gen. V, No. 245), b. Au- 
gust 3, 1841, in Jackson county, Ohio ; m. December 25, 
1867, at Delaware, 0., to Rev. George Cherrington, b. 
May 30, 1842, at Evergreen, 0. ; d. November 7, 1900, 
at Evergreen, 0. 

Authority: Family records contributed by Eliza- 
beth (Paine) Cherrington, No. 245. 

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Elizabeth (Paine) Cherrington graduated from 
Ohio "Wesleyan Female Seminary at Delaware, 0., in 
June, 1865. 

Rev. George Cherrington was a member of Ohio 
i\I. E. conference for twenty-six years. Soldier in Un- 
ion army ; second lieutenant 91st 0. V. I. ; principal 
of Ewington Academy at Gallia, 0. 

Generation VI. 

Children of George W. and Elizabeth (Paine) Cher- 
rington. 

513 "William Douglas, b. and d. September 24, 1870, 
at Ewington, 0. 

514 Arthur Paine, b. October 10, 1871, at Ever- 
green, 0. 

515 Wanita Grace, b. April 12, 1874, at Ever- 
green, 0. 

516 Stella Janet, b. January 16, 1876, at Letart, 
0., d. September 30, 1884. 

517 Ernest Hurst, b. November 24, 1877, at Ham- 
den, 0. 

518 Edith Clione, b. January 10, 1880, in Pike 
county, Ohio. 

519 Laura, b. and d. January 1, 1883, at Wheelers- 
burgh, 0. 

Descendants of : 

Rev. W. W. and Julia (Paine) Cherrington (Gen. 
IV, No. 68.) 

Authority: Family records contributed by Eliza- 
beth (Paine) Cherrington, No. 245. 

Rev. William Douglas Cherrington (Gen. V, No. 
2461, b. June 6, 1852; m. at Delaware, 0.. to Mary 
Barnes. 

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Generation VI. 

Children of ^Yillian^' and Mary (Barnes) Cherrington 

520 Frank. 

521 Frederic. 

Charles Simpson Cherrington (Gen. V, No. 247), b 
December 22, 1854; unm. lives at Columbus, 0. 

Lemuel Bundy Cherrington (Gen. V, No. 248), b. 
June, 1857 ; m. Mae Elliott. 
Kesidence, Columbus, 0. 

Generation VI. 

Children "of Lemuel B. and Mae (Elliott) Cherrington. 

522 Ethel. 

523 Harold. 

524 Helen. 

Rev. Edgar Hurst Cherrington (Gen. Y. No. 249), 
b. January 23, 1860 ; m. at Hartwell, 0., to Stella Steele. 

Generation VI. 

Children of Edgar H. and Stella (Steele) Cherrington. 

525 Maynard. 

Lora Eleanor Cherrington (Gen. V, No. 250), b 
April 27, 1862, at Frankfort. 0.; m. Rev. B. L. Mc- 
Elroy, professor at Ohio Wesleyan University. 

Residence, Delaware, 0. 

Generation VI. 

Children of B. L. and Lora (Cherrington) McElroy. 

526 Enid Cherrington, b. July 18, 1885, at Colum- 
bus, 0., graduated at 0. W. U. 1907. 

527 Jean, b. August 5, 1890, at Delaware, 0., 
graduated at 0. W. U. 1911. 

528 Mildred, b. December 18, 1892, at Ports- 
mouth, 0. 

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529 Lillian, b. January 5, 1898, at Portsmouth, 0. 
Descendants of: 

Robert and Emily (Hurst) Doyle (Gen. IV, No. 76.) 
Authority : Family records contributed by Petra 
(Doyle) Lloyd, No. 272. 

Lucile Doyle (Gen. Y, No. 270), b. October 17, 1869, 
at Chillicothe, 0. ; ni. December 4, 1890, at Los Angeles, 
Cal., to C. E. Fowler, b. February 10, 1867, at Bart- 
lett, 0. 

Residence, Seattle, Wash. 

Generation VI. 
Children of C. E. and Lucile (Doyle) Fowler. 

530 Harold Doyle, b. September 16, 1891. 

531 Louise Hobson, b. February 28, 1893. 

532 Margaret Ella, b. June 5, 1895. 

V 533 Robert Charles, b. April 28, 1898. 

John H. Doyle (Gen. Y. No. 271)* b. September 23, 
1872, at Chillicothe, 0. ; m. June 10, 1902, at Piru, Cal., 
to Minnie A. Koon, b. July 20, 1873, at Blooming- 
ton, ni. 

Residence, South Pasadena, Cal. 

Petra Doyle (Gen. Y, No. 272), b. ^Nlay 10, 1877, 
at Chillicothe, 0.; m. July 10, 1900, at Los Angeles, 
Cal., to William F. Lloyd, b. July 10, 1875, at Cald- 
well, 0. 

Residence, Alhambra, Cal. 

Generation VI. 
Children of William and Petra (Doyle) Lloyd. 

534 Bertha Doyle, b. February 2, 1902, at Los 
Angeles, Cal. 

535 :Mariap Frazier, b. July 28, 1904, at Los An- 
geles, Cal. 

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536 Petra Jaue, b. January 15, 1907, at Los An- 
geles, Cal. 

Descendants of: 

Joseph and Harriet (Rathbum) Throckmorton 
(Gen. IV, No. 78.) 

Authority: P''amily records contributed by Ada M. 
Ervin, No. 337. 

Cecilia Desire Throckmorton (Gen. V. No. 276), b. 
March 24, 1S41. at Jackson, 0., d. October 20, 1887, at 
Ashland, Neb. ; m. September 22, 1859, at Plattsmouth, 
Neb., to John Parry Aughey, b. January 8, 1834, at 
Frankfort. Ind., d. July 19, 1902, at Woodbine, la. 

Cecilia Throckmorton taught the first school in 
Saunders county, Nebraska. 

Generation VI. 

Children of John P. and Cecilia (Throckmorton) 

Aughey. 

537 Frances Harriett, b. July 9, 1860, d. October 
15, 1861. 

538 Francis Eddie, b. December 30, 1862, d. Feb- 
ruary 4, 1863. 

539 John Robinson, b. November 25, 1864. 

540 Florence Emmeline, b. July 19, 1867. 

Roanna Maria Throckmorton (Gen. V. No. 277), b. 
January 30, 1843. at Jackson, 0.. d. November 1, 1895. 
at Lincoln, Neb. : m. 1860, near Ashland, Neb., to Rev. 
"William Kendall, b. in Illinois, d. 1885, near Zork, Neb. 

Generation VI. 

Children of "William and Roanna (Throckmorton) 
Kendall. 

541 Joseph Miller, b. December 31, 1861. 

542 Grace Ellen, b. July 10, 1864. 

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543 AVilliam J., b. June 6, 1867, at Chicago, 111., 
unmarried. 

Alonzo Wellington Thi'ockmorton (Gen. V. No. 
278), b. April 2-1. 184r>. at Jackson. O. : m. December 15, 
1872, near Ashland, Xcb., to America Virginia Perrine, 
b. November 27, 1842, at Williamsburg, 0. 

Services : Enlisted in Company C. 1st regiment N. 
V. C, February 17, 1S64, at Plattsmouth, Neb. ; mus- 
tered out July 1, 1866, at Omaha, Neb. ; taken prisoner 
August 24, 1864, by General Shelby ; paroled near 
Batesville, Ark., September 1., and walked to St. Louis, 
arriving September 12, 1864. Mr. Throckmorton is an 
extensive land owner and is postmaster at Homestead, 
Neb. 

Generation VI. 

Children of Alonzo W. and America (Perrine) Throck- 

Morton. 

544 Arthur Laureston, b. October 19, 1873. 

545 Susanna, b. :\rarch 4, 1876. 

546 Harriet Cecilia, b. October 8. 1878. 

547 Ralph Harrison, b. September 24, 1887. 

Descendants of: 

John (Gen. IV, No. 79) and Minerva (Tomlinson) 
Rathbum. 

Authority: Family records contributed by Julia 
Johnson, No. 89. 

Cornelia Virgfinia Rathbum (Gen. V, No. 282), b. 
January 23, 1852, at Jackson, 0., d. October 23, 1903, 
at Delaware. 0. : m. June 17, 1879, at Jackson, 0., to 
David F. Edwards, d. October 14, 1889. 

Generation VI. 
Children of David and Cornelia (Rathburn) Edwards. 

548 David Frank, b. July 21, 1881. 
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549 Marie, b. May 28, 1884. 

550 Jefferson R., b. 1886. 
Descendants of: 

Charles B. (Gen. IV, No. 82), and Delia (Lenta) 
Rathbum. 

Authority : Family records contributed by Ada M. 
Ervin, No. 337. 

Ida Rathbum (Gen. V, No. 291), b. 1858, d. July 
9, 1891; m. September 20, 1883, at Cincinnati, 0., to 
"Walter Bryers. 

Descendants of: 

George and Eliza (Rathbum) Lucas (Gen. IV, 
No. 83.) 

Authority : Family records contributed by Ada M. 
Ervin, No. 337. 

George Lucas (Gen. V. No. 292), m. Gwendolyn 
Simpson. 

Generation VL 
Children of George and Gwendolyn (Simpson) Lucas. 

551 Clifford, d. young. 

552 Raymond, d. young. 

553 Earl, unm. 
Descendants of: 

Robert and Eliza (Lucas) Simpson (Gen. IV, 
No. 83.) 

Authority : Family records contributed by Ada M. 
Er\dn, No. 337. 

Fanny Simpson (Gen. V, No. 294), m. Newton 
Newport; six children; names unknown. 

Herschel Simpson (Gen. V, No. 295), m. to 

Children of Herschel and Simpson. 

Generation VI. 

554 Robert. 

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Michael Simpson (Gen. V, No. 296), m. Jeanette 
Spangler, deceased. No children, 

Lucy Simpson (Geu. V, No. 298), m. Dr. Seiford. 
No children. 

Descendants of : 

George W. (Gen. IV, No. 84) and Mary (Ridge- 
way) Johnson. 

Authority : Family records contributed by Adaline 
M. Ervin, No. 337. 

Hershal V. Johnson (Gen. V, No. 299), b. March 
13, 1858, at Jackson, 0. ; married and lives at Chilli- 
cothe, 0. 

Ida B. Johnson (Gen. V. No. 300), b. November 12, 
1859, at Jackson, 0. ; m. July 17, 1894, at Chillicothe, 
0., to Charles Bazler, d. :March 12, 1898. 
Generation VI. 
Children of Charles and Ida (Johnson) Bazler. 

555 Seward All, b. January 17, 1896, at Chilli- 
cothe, 0. 

556 Oakland F., b. August 13, 1897, at Chilli- 
cothe, O. 

David Todd Johnson (Gen. V, No. 301), b. Sep- 
tember 5, 1861, at Jackson, 0.; married and has sev- 
eral children ; is a telegrapher. 

Descendants of: 

James and Pauline (Johnson) Chestnut (Gen. IV. 
No. 86.) 

Jeanette Louella Chestnut (Gen. V, No. 303,) b. 
March. 29, 1866, lives at Jackson. 0. Is a graduate of 
the Bauer Conservatory of Music, and a talented mu- 
sician. 

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Katherine Estella Chestnut (Gen. V. No. 304,) b. 
July 5, 1872, at Jackson, 0. ; m. February 14 1911 at 
Jackson, 0., to John T. McCurdy. 

Mrs. McCurdy is a composer of music and collabor- 
ated with her sister in the production of a comic opera 
entitled "Polaxia." 

Charles Sumner Chestnut (Gen. V. No 305 ) b 
January 29, 1874, at Jackson, 0; m. June 17, 1909, at 
Jackson. 0., to Arminta Brown. 

Earl Acton Chestnut (Gen. V. No. 306,) b. January 
4, 18/6, at Jackson, 0. Is a commercial salesman. 

Descendants of: 

WilHam A. and Nancy (James) Sampson (Gen IV 
No. 94. ■ ' 

Authority: Family records contributed by Adaline 
M. Ervin, No. 337. 

17 /^^/^ ^^" Sampson (Gen. V, No. 310), b. February 
i-i, 1867, at California, 0., d. March 9, 1893, at Thorn- 
ville, Ga.; m. June 4, 1885, at New Washington, 0. to 
C L. Quaintance. ' 

Generation VI. 
Children of C. L. and Ida (Sampson) Quaintance. 
557 Dale B., b. Ausrust 1, 1887, at Bucyrus, 0. 
5d8 Russell Sampson, b. December 2 1888 
at Bucyrus, 0. ' ' 

559 Hazel M., b. June 9, 1890, at Bucyrus, 0. 

560 Gladys, b. September 1892, at Bucyrus, 0. 

SteUa Myrtle Sampson (Gen. V, No. 311) b No- 
vember 5, 1868, at California, 0.; m. June 2, 1887. at 
Smithfield, 0., to William M. Brisbin. 

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Generation VI. 
Children of William and Stella (Sampson) Brisbin. 

561 Norma, b. March 4, 18S8, at Smithfield, 0. 

562 Helen Maud, b. March 4, 1881 at Smithfield, 0. 

Maud Sampson (Gen. V, No. 312), b. April 22, 
1872, at Independence, 0. ; m. August 15, 1896, at Bu- 
cyrus, 0., to Samuel Sherer. 

Generation VI. 
Children of Samuel and ^Maud (Sampson) Sherer. 

563 Dwight E., b. June 22, 1897, at Bucyrus, 0. 
Descendants of : 

Charles Curtland (Gen. IV, No. 95) and Hannah 
(Currie) James. 

Authority : Family records contributed by Adaline 
(Miller) ErAvin, No. 337. 

Ripley Currie James (Gen. V, No. 313), b. Septem- 
ber 13, 1870, at Portsmouth, 0.; m. April 5, 1902, at 
Detroit, Mich., to Janet Dodge Mitchell, b. March 20, 
1869, at Detroit, Mich. 

Residence, Detroit, Mich, 

Generjition VI. 
Children of Ripley C. and Janet (Mitchell) James. 

564 Margaret Eveline, b. April 11, 1903, d. May 

30, 1909. 

565 Charles Currie, b. December 21, 1905. 
Descendants of: 

Zachariah Ragon (Gen. IV, No. 96) and Sarah 
(Bennett) James. 

Authority : Family records contributed by Adaline 
(MiUer) Er\nn, No. 337. 

Grace Ella James (Gen. V, No. 317), b. October 

31, 1878, at Chicago, 111. ; m. July 21, 1906, at Chicago, 
111., to Danner Buehler Wierman. 

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Children of Danner and Grace (James) Wierman. 
566 Clifton James, b. July 31, 1907. 
Descendants of : 

Samuel G. and Mary (James) Martin (Gen. IV 
No. 97. 

Authority : Family records contributed by Adaline 
(Miller) Ervin, No. 337. 

Lena F. Martin (Gen. V, No. 321), b. July 6, 1874, 
at Jackson, 0.; m. October 21, 1896, at Jackson, 0., to 
Eipley C. Claar. 

Descendants of: 

Edward J. and Ida (James) Bannon (Gen IV No 
102.) * ' 

Authority : Family records contributed by Adaline 
M. Ervin, No. 337. 

Sarah Marcella Bannon (Gen. V, No. 322 ),b March 
16, 1885, at Jackson, 0.; m. June 24, 1908, at South 
Webster, 0., to Herman B. Campbell. 

Descendants of: 

Anthony and Emily (Miller) Walker (Gen. IV, No. 
104.) 

Authority: Family records contributed by Mary 
May Miller, No. 327. 

Frank Edwin Walker (Gen. V, No. 323), b. May 
27, 1852; m. September 21. 1881, at Hamden, 0., to 
Emma Burtenshaw. 

Generation VI. 
Children of Frank and Emma (Burtenshaw) Walker. 
567 Myrna Lucy. 
■ 568 William Burtenshaw. 

569 Russell Anthony. 

570 C. Jay. 

571 Maurice Raymond. 

572 Katheryn Belle. 

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Mary Belle Walker (Gen. V, No. 324), b. Novem- 
ber 27, 1853 ; m. May 22, 1883, to Frank T. ThornMll. 

Lucy Matilda Walker (Gen. V, No. 325), b. Febru- 
ary 3, 1S59 ; m. September 3, 1884, to Harry M. 
Dougherty. 

Residence, Columbus, 0. 

Generation VI. 
Children of Harry M. and Lucy ("Walker) Dougherty. 

573 Emily Belle. 

574 Draper Mallie. 

David Anthony Walker (Gen. V, No. 326), b. July 
8, 1861 ; m. March 14, 1SS2, to Susan McGhee. 
Generation VI. 
Children of David A. and Susan (McGhee) Walker. 

575 Guy. 

Descendants of: 

David Allen (Gen. IV, No. 107) and Lucinda 
(Rathbum) Miller. 

Authority: Family records contributed by Mary 
May Miller, No. 327. 

Mary May Miller (Gen. V, No. 327), b. December 
11, 1867, at Logan, 0., resides with her sister, IVIrs. 
Georgia Miller Denning, at Columbus, 0. 

Lucinda Jane Miller (Gen. V, No. 328), b. October 
29, 1869, at Logan, 0.; m. September 26, 1891, to 
Charles M. Hansen. 

Generation VI. 
Children of Charles and Lucinda (Miller) Hansen. 

576 Charles David, b. July 9, 1892, d. August 6, 
1892, at Chicago, 111. 

577 Norma Knight, b. July 21, 1895, at Coronado 
Beach, Cal., d. 1899. 

119 



Georgria Miller (Gen. V, No. 329), b. October 13, 
1872, at Logan. 0. ; m. June 11, 1S97, at Logan, 0, to 
Leslie B, Denning. 

Genei*ation VI, 
Children of Leslie and Georgia (Miller) Denning. 

578 Dorothy, b. May 4, 1900, at Mt. Clemens, Mich., 
d. October 3, 1900, at Wellston, 0. 

579 Leslie Burk, Jr., b. June 12, 1902, at Wells- 
ton, 0. 

Descendants of: 

Samuel H. and Maria (Miller) Books (Gen IV 
No. 108.) 

Authority: Family records contributed by Mary 
May Miller, No. 327. 

Linnie May Books (Gen. V, No. 331), b. September 
11, 1855; m. February 12, 1887, to James Karshner. 

Generation VI. 
Children of James and Linnie (Books) Karshner. 

580 Donald B., b. April 25, 1888. 

Oscar E. Books (Gen. V, No. 333), b. September 14, 
1859; m. 1895, at Chillicothe, 0., to Clara Van Meter. 

David T. Books (Gen. V, No. 334), b. February 
17, 1862, died. 

Samuel H. Books, Jr. (Gen. V. No. 335), b. April 
7, 1864; m. March 1, 1896, to Elizabeth Medert. 

Frank E. Books (Gen. V, No. 336), b. March 23, 
1866 ; m. Kate Froblet. 

Generation VI. 

Children of Frank E. and Kate (Froblet) Books. 

581 Harry S., b. January 28, 1887. 

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Descendants of: 

Alonzo (Gen. IV, No. 109), and Elizabeth (Rooke) 
Miller. 

Autliority : Family records contributed by Adaline 
M. Ervin, No. 337. 

Mary Adaline Miller (Gen. V, No. 337), b. March 
14, 1868, at Jackson, 0.; m. June 20, 1SS8, at Jackson, 
0., to PJdgar Wells Ervin, b. September 28, 1863, near 
Wellston, 0. 

Kesidence, Jackson, 0. 

Generation VI. 
Children of Edgar W. and Mary Adaline (Miller) Ervin. 

582 Ethel Fay, b. March 16, 1889, at Jackson, 0. 

583 Mary Miller, b. and d. February 12, 1893. 

Emily Annette Miller (Gen. V, No. 338), b. Sep- 
tember 14, 18G9; m. October 22, 1896, at Jackson, 0., 
to Eben A. Towusley, b. 'Slay 1, 1868, near Cincinnati, 0. 

Generation VI. 
Children of Eben R. and Emily (Miller) Townsley 

584 Edna, b. ^March ]8, 1899, at Cincinnati, 0. 

Bertha May Miller (Gen. V, No. 339), b. Septem- 
ber 10, 1871, at Jackson, O. ; m. October 22, 1891, at 
Jackson, 0., to Oscar P. Schellenger, b. May 10, 1865, 
near Jackson, 0., d. April 17, 1904. 

Oscar P. Schellenger served as Jackson county 
deputy auditor from October 1890-1896. Elected au- 
ditor and served from 1896-1902. 

Generation VI. 
Children of Oscar P, and Bertha (Miller) Schellenger. 

585 Infant girl, b. and d. May 16, 1893. 

586 Vivian Gail, b. May 14, 1894, at Jackson, 0. 

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587 Dorothy May, b. November 11, 1895, at Jack- 
son, 0. 

David Allen Miller (Gen. V, No. 340), b. March 14, 

1874, at Jackson, 0. : ni. November 6, 1899, at Jackson, 

0., to Amy Blanch Mason, b. May 4, 1880, at Lyra, 0. 

Generation VI. 

Children of David A. and Amy (Mason) Miller. 

588 Avery Lloyd, b. August 21, 1900, at Jack- 
son, 0. 

589 Elizabeth Cleo, b. March 23, 1902, at Jack- 
son, 0. 

590 David Eben, b., February 14, 1904, at Jack- 
son, 0. 

591 Ruth Caroline, b. May 29, 1906, at Jackson, 0. 

592 Mary Pauline, b. December 12, 1908, at Jack- 
son, 0. 

Caroline Bundy Miller (Gen. V, No. 341), b. March 
10, 1876, at Jackson, 0. ; m. May 3, 1905, at Covington, 
Ky., to John F, Schadle. 

Elizabeth Rooke Miller (Gen. V, No. 343), b. Octo- 
ber 13, 1881, at Jackson, 0.; m. January 25, 1910, at 
Norwood, 0., to Harry R. Pfister. 

Elizabeth Rooke Miller is a graduate of College of 
Music, Cincinnati, 0. 

Generation VI. 
Children of Harry and Elizabeth (Miller) Pfister. 

593 Adalyn Louise, b. January 12, 1911. 

Descendants of: 

George A. and Addie (Miller) Gold (Gen. IV, No. 
110.) 

May Maria Gold (Gen. V, No. 344), b. March 31, 
1869, d. September 7, 1897 ; m. December 12, 1888, to 
Alfred Dixon. 

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Generation VI. 

Children of Alfred and May (Gold) Dixon. 

594 George Alfred, b. June 3, 1891, d. January 
7, 1893. 

595 Leonard Gold, b. September 7, 1897, d. Septem- 
ber 7, 1897. 

Descendants of: 

Lewis and Amanda (Long) Atkinson (Gen. IV, 
No. 111.) 

Charles Andrew Atkinson (Gen. V, No. 350), b. 
February 9, 1852, at South Webster, 0.; m. December 
25, 1876, at Camba, 0., to Florence Bell Gilliland, b. 
June 6, 1857. 

Residence, Chicago, 111. 

Generation VI. 
Children of Charles A. and Florence (Gilliland) At- 
kinson. 

596 Lewis Hugh, b. February 21, 1878, at Jackson, 
0., d. December 26, 1893, at Lincoln, Neb. 

Eliza Long Atkinson (Gen. V, No. 351), b. May 1, 
1856, at Jackson, 0,; m. May 30, 1879, at Jackson, 0. 
to Milton F. Strider. 

Generation VI. 

Children of Milton F. and Eliza (Atkinson) Strider. 

597 Caroline Fischer, b. February 24, 1881, at 
Jackson, 0. 

598 Fred Coffman, b. December 5, 1882, at Cleve- 
land, 0. 

599 Edith Bell, b. August 29, 1885, at Leaven- 
worth, Kan, 

600 Pauline Atkinson, b. May 22, 1887, at St. 
Louis, Mo. 

123 



Caroline Bundy Atldnson (Gen. V, No. 353), b. 
March 1, 18G6, at Jackson, 0. ; m. October 23, 1889, at 
Jackson, 0., to Charles X. Jones, 

Residence, AVellston, 0., and Chicago, 111.- 

Descendants of: 

Elias (Gen. lY, No. 112) and Emma (Carrick) 
Long. 

Authority : Family records contributed by Adaline 
M. Ervin, No. 337. 

Lilly Dale Long (Gen. V, No. 351), b. March 17, 
1862. Is an active worker in the M. E. church and a 
reader of some note ; lives at Jackson, 0. 

Eliza James Long (Gen. V, No. 355), b. December 
8, 1863; m. October 9, 1881, to John Brown. 
Residence, Columbus, 0. 

Generation VI. 

Children of John and Eliza (Long) Brown. 

601 George, b. September 29, 1893. 

Effie Alice Long (Gen. V, No. 356), b. August 27, 
1865; m. December 22, 1886, to Vance Speelman. 

Generation VI. 
Children of Vance and Effie (Long) Speelman. 

602 Gladys Pearl, b. November 20, 1889. 

603 Elias M., b. October 20, 1892, d. June 28, 1893. 

604 Sanford R., b. May 5, 1894. 

Amanda L. Long (Gen. V, No. 357), b. September 
30, 1867, at Jackson, 0.; m. October 8, 1889, to Dr. 
Asa C. ^lessenger. 

Residence, Xenia, 0. 

Mrs. Messenger graduated from Jackson high 
school in 1886 and wrote the first class song. Finished 
the art course at 0. W. U., at Delaware, 0., in 1889; 

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member of Clionian society ; was hospital matron while 
Dr. ]\Iossenger was resident physician at 0. S., and S. 
0. Home, at Xenia, 0. For four years regent of the 
Catherine Green Cliapter. D. A. R.. at Xenia. 

Generation VI. 
Children of Dr. Asa and Amanda (Long) Messenger. 

605 Harold, b. January 10, 1S91. 

606 Lois, b. December 9, 1895. 

607 Emily, b. March 15, 1898. 

Andrew A. Long (Gen. V, No. 358), b. December 
12, 1869, at Jackson, 0., d. December 6, 1894, at Jack- 
son, 0. 

Andrew Long took the commercial course at 0. 
"W. U. in 1890 and 1891. He took an active part in 
politics and was considered as among the coming young 
republicans. He met a tragic death by falling in a 
shaft at the New Emma coal mine with which he was 
connected. 

Elizabeth Lena Long (Gen. Y, No. 359), b. January 
19, 1872, at Jackson. 0. : m. February 15, 1910, at Co- 
lumbus, 0., to George Hubbard Taylor. 

Nellie Boles Long (Gen. Y, No. 360), b. March 18, 
1874, at Jackson, 0. ; m. August, 1908, to John C. Har- 
riman. 

Residence, Toledo, 0. 

Generation VI. 
Children of John C. and Nellie (Long) Harriman. 

608 John Clifford, b. June 7, 1910, at Columbus, 0. 

Mary Frances Long (Gen. V, No. 361), b. July 15, 
1876, at Jackson. O. ; m.rtaai; to George Edward Gil- 
liland. 1^94 

Residence, Columbus. 0. 
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Generation VI. 
Children of George E. and Mary (Long) Gilliland. 

609 Pauline. 

610 Margaret Elizabeth. 

611 Edward. 

612 Nellie. 

Descendants of: 

John James (Gen. IV, No. 113) and Sarah (Mc- 
Neil) Long. 

Authority: Family records contributed by C. A. 
Long, No. 367. 

Cornelia Virginia Long (Gen. V, No. 366), b. 
March 27, 186S, at Jackson, 0.; m. October 7, 1891, at 
North Bend, Neb., to Rev. Charles C. Wilson, b. June 
6, 1862, at Oil City, Pa. • 

Residence, Gothenburg, Neb. 

Charles A. Long (Gen. V. No. 367), b. August 8, 
1870, at Jackson, 0.; bookkeeper; lives at Holdredge, 
Neb. 

Luiza E. Long (Gen. IV, No. 368), b. June 18, 
1874, at Jackson, 0. ; ra. August 3, 1893, at North Bend, 
Neb., to Christopher F. Kahley, b. July 28, 1871, at 
Gladbrook, la. 

Generation VT. 
Children of Christopher and Luiza (Long) Kahley. 

613 Charles L., b. February 9, 1894, at Glad- 
brook, la. 

614 Dunham ^L, b. July 22, 1897, at Gladbrook, la. 

Descendants of: 

Jacob A. (Gen. IV, No. 114), and Ella (Dascomb) 
Long. 

Aiithority : Family records contributed by Adaline 
M. Er^^n, No. 337. 

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Frank J. Long (Gen. V, No. 369), b. September 1, 
1871, at Jackson, 0. ; m. October 5, 1902, in Vinton 
county, Ohio, to Stella Shack. 

Generation VI. 
Children of Frank J. and Stella (Shack) Long. 

615 Helen Maxine, b. October 4, 1904, at Jack- 
son, 0. 

616 Gwendolyn Frances, b. January 19, 1908, at 
Jackson, O. 

Eliza Flora Long (Gen, V, No. 370), b, February 
3, 1874, at Jackson, 0.; m. December 24, 1902, at Jack- 
son, 0., to Harry Lafaber. 

Generation VI. 
Children of Harry and Eliza (Long) Lafaber. 

617 Donald J., b. October 20, 1903, at Jackson, 0. 

618 Harry Frank, b. July 9, 1906, at Jackson, O. 

619 Ella Grace, b. June 23, 1908, at Jackson, 0. 

620 Margaret Catherine, b. July 23, 1910, at Jack- 
son, 0. 

Descendants of: 

George and Harriet (Cooke) Welles (Gen. IV, 
No. 115. 

Authority: Family records contributed by Clara 
B. McCluer, No. 131. 

Clara Welles (Gen. V, No. 377), b. 1832; m. Harry 
Crawford, of Duluth, Minn. 

Generation VI. 
Children of Harry and Clara (Welles) Crawford. 

621 Welles. 

622 Cornelia Chapin. 

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Descendants of: 

Rathbone and Sarah (Cooke) Van Winkle (Gen. 
IV, No 116.) 

Miuison Cooke Van V/inkle (Gen. V, No. 378), b. 
February 4, 1860, d. July 28, 1906, buried at Balti- 
more, Md., m. :\rary Schell, of Baltimore. 

Henry Cooke Van Winkle (Gen. V. No. 379). b. 
November 2,1862. d. April 21. 190-t; m. Jennie Thayer, 
of Parkersburg, W. Va. 

Generation VI. 
Children of Henry and Jennie (Thayer) Van Winkle. 

623 Donna Fayvette. 

Juliette Van Winkle (Gen. V. No. 380), b. August 
14, 1866: m. December 5, 1888. to Charles E. Morrison, 
b. December 17, 1865, at Parkersburg, W. Va. 

Services of Charles Morrison : Commissioned captain 
in second regiment West Virginia national guard, May 
14, 1892, and major in 1897; mustered into the U. S. 
service as captain in the 1st regiment W. Va. V. I., 
]\[ay 14, 1898; 'mustered out with regiment, February 
i, 1899; again ordered on duty as major in W. Va. 
N. G., and promoted colonel second infantry August 
19, 1900, and still in command of his regiment on Jan- 
nary 1, 1907. 

Generation VI, 

Children of Charles and Juliette (Van Winkle) Morri- 
son. 

624 Juliette Corinne, b. June 30, 1893. 
62.> Rozalie Zell, b. August 31, 1895. 

Ha-.-ifctte Van Winkle (Gen. V, No. 381), b. Au- 
gust 6, 1868; m. September 20, 1906, to Ralph E. 
Finnell. 

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Descendants of: 

Judge John and Clara Bettie (Cook) McCluer 

(Gen. lY, No. 131. 

Aullioritv: Family records contributed by Clara B. 
McCluer, No. 131. 

James Steele McCluer (Gen. V. No. 395), b. No- 
A'ember 15, 1877, at Parkersburg, "W. Ya. ; m. October 
21, 1903, to Birdie Burroughs Baker. 

Generation VI. 
Children of Jaraes S. and Birdie (Baker) McCluer. 

626 Anna Elizabeth, b. August 3, 1905. 

John Cameron McCluer (Gen. Y, No. 396), b. Sep- 
tember 15, 1879, at Parkersburg, W. Ya.; m. November 
18, 1903, to Annie Laurie ]\IcKinney. 

Generation VI. 
Children of John C. and Annie (McKinney) McCluer. 

627 John Cameron, b. May 11, 1906. 

Henry Randolph McCluer (Gen. Y, No. 397), b. 
March 15, 1882, at Parkersburg, W. Ya.; m. Mary 
Thompson. 

Generation VI. 

Children of Henry R. and Mary (Thompson) McCluer. 

628 Julia Thompson, b. June 7, 1909. 

John Grigsby McCluer (Gen. Y, No. 398), b. Au- 
gust 11, 1884; m. Daisy Stork. 

Generation VI. 
Children of John G. and Daisy (Stork) McCluer. 

629 Virginia Cook, b. September 8, 1906. 

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Descendants of: 

James B. (Gen. IV, No. H3), and CorneHa Dicka- 
son) Paine. 

Fannie Elizabeth Paine (Gen. V, No. 413). b. July 
9, 1881, at Ilamden, 0.; ra. December 25, 1904, at 
Jackson, 0.. to James Edward Newell, b. June 20 1879 
at Bristol, Ind. 

Residence, B'ristol, Ind. 

James Ba^il Paine (Gen. V. No. 414), b. August 
8, 1883, at Hamden, 0.; resides with his mother at 
Jackson, 0. 

Descendants of: 

Bennett R. (Gen. IV, No. 145), and Alice (Wilcox) 
Paine. ' 

Authority: Family records contributed by Kate 
(Richmond) Paine. 

Howard Shepard Paine (Gen. V, No. 415), b. May 
12, 1880, at Ilamden, 0.; m. June 16, 1909, at Fort 
Smith, Ark. , to K ate Richmond, b. September 7, 1888, 
at Prescott,^55«; Ark. 

Residence, Washington, D. C. 

Howard Paine is a graduate of 0. S. U., at Athens, 
0,; chemist. 

Descendants of: 

David L (Gen. IV, No. 149) and Emeline (Dalby) 
Hurst. 

Authority: Family records contributed by J M 
Hurst, No. 153. 

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Clyde W. Hurst (Gen. V, No. 421), b. April 13, 
1858, at Chillicotho, 0.; m. November 30, 1899, at 
Columbus, 0., to llortcnse Asbaugh. 

Ke.sidonce, Columbus, 0. 

Generation VI. 
Children of Clyde aud Ilortense (Asbaugh) Hurst. 

630 Helen J. 

631 Pauline. 

632 ]\IaynarJ. 

633 Mary Louise. 

Descendants of : 

Wilson R. (Gen. IV, No. 151), and Ella (Patter- 
son) Hurst. 

Authority: Family records contributed by J. M. 
Hurst, No. 153. 

Mellie Hurst (Gen. V, No. 425), b. November 1, 
1870, at Piketon, 0. ; m. September 17, 1902, at Piketon, 
0., to Rev. Edward R. Stafford, b. April 8, 1874. 

Residence, Jackson, 0. 

Generation VI. 

Children of Edward R. and Mellie (Hurst) Stafford. 

634 Infant, d. July 31, 1903. 

635 Miriam Kenyon, b. August 3, 1904. 

636 Thomas II., b. December 1907, d. January, 1908. 

637 Willis Lincoln, b. February, 8, 1909. 

C. Scott Hurst (Gen. V, No. 426), b. April 5, 1873, 
at Piketon, 0. ; ra. October 27, 1900, at New York city, 
to Frances T. Remington, b. July 28, 1879, at Jersey 
City. 

Residence, Columbus, 0. 

131 



Generation VI. 
Children of C. Scott and Frances (Remington) Hurst. 
63S Dewitt W., b. July 27, 1901. at New York city. 

639 Robert, b. February 19, 1903, d. July 3, 1903. 

640 Charles S., b. July 21, 1906. 

641 John A. b. February 10, 1909. 

642 Frederic A., b. February 10, 1909.d. Feb. lo, 1909. 

Descendants of: 

Joseph M. (Gen. IV, No. 153), and Catherine (Lit- 
tle) Hurst. 

Authority: Family records contributed by J. M. 
Hurst, No. 153. 

Lemuel J. Hurst (Gen. V, No. 429), b. April 14, 
1871, in Ross county, 0.; m. IMay 10, 1893, at Circle- 
ville, 0., to €^iv7y:Ail.irfe). . Mary Hoskins. 

Residence, Williamsport, 0. 

Carl L. Hurst (Gen. V, No. 430), b. February 10, 
1877, in Ross county, 0. ; m. June 13, 1906, at Circleville, 
0., to Olive Alkire. 

Generation VI. 

Children of Carl L. and Olive (Alkire) Hurst. 

643 Harry Alkire, b. August 10, 1907. 

644 Mary KatherjTi, b. June 7, 1909. 

Elwin L. Hurst (Gen. V, No. 431), b. February 
10, 1877, in Ross county, Ohio; m. September 6, 1904, 
at Clarksburg, 0., to Bessie JI. Graham, b. April 25, 
1884. 

Generation VI. 

Children of Elwin L, and Bessie (Graham) Hurst. 

645 Infant daughter, d. December 4, 1909. 

132 



Descendants of: 

Douglas (Gen. IV, No. 155,) and Laura (Morrow) 
Hurst. 

Authority: Family records contributed by J. M. 
Hurst, No. 353. 

Ethel M. Hurst (Gen. V, No. 432), b. June 11, 
1882, in Ross county, Ohio; m. November 10, 1909, 
to Rev. John Harrow. 

Residence, Red Cape, Palma, West Africa. 

Gilbert S. Hurst (Gen. Y, No. 433), b. May 31, 

1885, in Ross county, Ohio; m. August 31, 1909, to 
Cecil Parker, b. November 24, 1892. 

Residence, Chillicothe, 0. 

Descendants of: 

Charles B. (Gen. IV, No. 156), and EUa (Warner) 
Hurst. 

Authority: Family records contributed by J. M. 
Hurst, No. 153. 

Myrtle Hurst (Gen. V, No. 436), b. March 21, 
1881, in Ross county, Ohio; m. May 8, 1901, to Rev. 
Charles Morrison. 

Residence, Racine, 0. 

Roy W. Hurst (Gen. V, No. 437), b. March 11, 

1886, in Ross county, Ohio; m. March 22, 1905, to 
Florence J. Morrison. 

Generation VI. 

Children of Roy "W. and Florence (Morrison) Hurst. 

646 Jeanette M., b. December 22, 1905. 

647 E. Corlene, b. September 17, 1907. 

648 Marguerite W., b. September 19, 1909. 

133 



Descendants of: 

Rev. George and Elizabeth (Paine) Cherrington 
(Gen. IV, No. 157.) 

Authority : Family records contributed by Eliza- 
beth (Paine) Cherrington, No. 157. 

Rev. Arthur Paine Cherrington (Gen. V, No. 439), 
b. October IC, 1S71, at Evergret-n, 0.; graduate of 0. 
W. U., at Delaware, 0., 1900; pastor of M. E. church 
at Gallipolis, 0. 

Wanita Grace Cherrington (Gen. V, No. 440), b. 
April 12, 1874, at Evergreen, 0., d. January 18, 1909, at 
Columbus, 0.; m. October 19, 1899. at Sedalia, 0., to 
Elmer L. Hatcher, b. March 24, 1871, near Kingston, 0. 

Generation VI. 

Children of Elmer L. and Wanita (Cherrington) 
Hatcher. 

649 Paul Cherrington, b. August 21, 1900, at Kings- 
ton, 0. 

650 Robert James, b. August 14, 1903, at Colum- 
bus, 0. 

Ernest Hurst Cherrington (Gen. V, No. 442), b. 
November 24, 1877, at Hamden, 0.; m. March 17, 
1903, at Delaware, 0., to Betty Clifford Denny, b. July 
20, 1881, at Palestine. Texas. Editor of "The Amer- 
ican Issue," and "The American Patriot." 

Residence, Westerville, 0. 

Generation VI. 
Children of Ernest and Betty (Denny) Cherrington. 

651 Ernest Hurst, Jr., b. September 10, 1909, at 
"Westerville, 0. 

Edith Clione Cherrington (Gen. V, No. 443), b. 
January 10, 1880, in Pike county, Ohio.; m. October 23, 

134 



1906, at Pataskala, 0., to James J. Bailey, b. Novem- 
ber 10, 1855, at Gallipolis, 0. 
Residence, Gallipolis. 0. 

Generation VI. 

Children of James J. and Edith Clione (Cherrington) 

Bailey. 

652 Euth Cherrington, b. March 12, 1908, at Gal- 
lipolis, 0. 

Descendants of : 

Hon. Joseph B. and Julia (Bundy) Foraker (Gen. 
rv^, No. 159.) 

Authority: Family records, contributed by Julia 
(Bundy) Foraker, No. 159. 

Joseph Benson Foraker, Jr. (Gen. V. No. 445), b. 
July 23, 1872, at Cincinnati, 0. 

Residence, Cincinnati, 0. Vice president of trac- 
tion company. 

Florence M, Foraker (Gen. V, No. 446), b. Sep- 
tember 14, 1874, at Cincinnati. 0.; m. November 14, ^ 
1901, at Cincinnati, 0., to Randolph Matthews, b. Sep- 
tember 19, 1874, at Cincinnati, 0. 

Residence, Cincinnati, 0. 

Generation VI. 
Children or Randolph and Florence (Foraker) Mat- 
thews. 

653 Foraker, b. November 28, 1902, at Cincin- 
nati, 0. 

654 Mary Ann Randolph, b. April 5, 1905, at Cin- 
cinnati, 0, 

655 Caroline Paine, b. January 20, 1907, at Cin- 
cinnati, 0. 

656 Florence, b. June 15, 1909, at Cincinnati, 0. 

657 Randolph, b. May 3, 1911, at Cincinnati, 0. 

135 



Louise Foraker (Gen. V, No. 447), b. October 16, 
1876, at Cincinnati, 0. ; m. November 29, 1911, at Wash- 
ington, D. C, to Victor Nilssen Cushman, b, February 
12, 1872, at Carondolet, Missouri. 

Residence, New York and Bar Harbor, Me. 

Julia Bundy Foraker (Gen. V, No. 448), b. Jan- 
uary 31, 1880, at Cincinnati, 0.; m. January 8, 1902, at 
"Washington, D. C, to Francis King Wainwright, b. 
May 22, 1877, at Philadelphia, Pa. 

Residence, Bryn Mawr, Pa. 

Generation VI. 
Children of Francis K. and Julia (Foraker) Wain- 
wright. 
658 Joesph Benson Foraker, b. January 6, 1911. 

Descendants of: 

Harvey and Eliza (Bundy) Wells (Gen. IV, No. 
160.) 

Authority : Family records contributed by Harry 
WeUs, No. 450. 

Harry Wells (Gen. V, No. 450), b. May 30, 1877, 
at Wellston, 0. ; m. March 30, 1903, at Wellston, 0., to 
Esther Elliott. 

Residence, "Wellston, 0. 

Descendants of: 

John R. and Wfary (Shipman) Everett (Gen. IV, 
No. 161.) 

Authority : Family records contributed by Ella F. 
Bailey, No. 190. 

Harriet Anna Maria Everett (Gen. Y, No. 451), b. 
September, 1852; m. June 9, 1881, at*.Elmdale, Kan., 
to Phineas Cicero Jeffrey. 

136 



Generation VI. 

Children of Phineas and Harriet (Everett) Jeffrey. 

659 William Everett, b. November 18, 1883, d. 
June 15, 1887. 

660 George, d. young. 

Descendants of: 

Joshua S. (Gen. IV, No. 162), and Sarah (Car- 
penter) Shipman. 

Authority : Family records contributed by Ella F. 
Bailey, No. 190. 

Charles Frederic Shipman (Gen. V, No. 453, b. 
July, 1857 ; m. February 7, 1886, to Jennie Thomas. 

Generation VI. 

Children of Charles F. and Jennie (Thomas) Shipman. 

661 Birdie Emma. 

662 Lyle. 

Descendants of: 

Joshua S. and Jennie (Gifford) Shipman. 
Authority : Family records contributed by Ella F. 
Bailey, No. 190. 

Julia Sloper Shipman (Gen. V, No. 454), m. De- 
cember, 1888, to Claude M. Breese, son of A. M. and 
Hannah Breese. 

Generation VI. 

Children of Claude M. and Julia (Shipman) Breese. 

663 Carl. 

Arthur Bartlett Shipman (Gen. V, No. 455), m. 
February 20, 1890, at Strong City, Kan., to Estella 
Caumm. 

137 



Generation VI. 
Children of Arthur B. and Estella (Caumm) Shipman. 

664 ]Myrtle. 

Annie Maud Shipman (Gen. V, No. 456, m. August 
23, 1883, at Cedar Point, Kan., to Louis Frye. 

Descendants of: 

Robert M. and Sarah (Bailey) Hunter (Gen. IV, 
No. 174.) 

Authority : Family records contributed by Ella F. 
Bailey, No. 190. 

Martha Aurelia Hunter (Gen. V, No. 469), b. Sep- 
tember 15, 1860; m. James Greene. 

Carrie Hunter (Gen. V, No. 470), m. October 22, 
1892, at Neoga, 111., to George W. Potts, b. in Cole 
county, Illinois, son of Joseph and Nancy Potts. 

Generation VI. 
Children of George W. and Carrie (Hunter) Potts. 

665 Lennard Hunter, b. at Decatur, 111. 

666 Neva Lucretia, b. at Decatur, 111. 

Lucy Lorena Hunter (Gen. V, No. 472), m. De- 
cember 24, 1890, at Neoga, 111., to Frederic Buchanan, 
b. at Neoga, 111., son of John and Margaret Buchanan. 

Generation VI. 

Children of Frederic N. and Lucy (Hunter) Buchanan. 

667 Leila Margaret, b. at Neoga, 111. 

668 Helen Hunter, b. at Neoga, 111. 

669 Mary Lorena, b. at Neoga, 111. 

138 



Descendants of: 

James and Mary Annette (Bailey) Walton (Gen. 
IV, No. 189.) 

Authority : Family records contributed by Ella F. 
Bailey, No. 190. 

Mary Emerson Walton (Gen. V, No. 482, b. at 
Lincoln, Neb. ; m. October, 1891, at Lincoln, Neb., to 
Frank "W. Ferris. 

Kesidence. Eveleth. ]\Iinn. 

Generation VI. 
Children of Frank W. and Mary (Walton) Ferris. 

670 Esther Annette. 

671 Peter Francis. 

672 Walton Cutler. 

673 Doritha Lois. 

674 M&iel Elizabeth, d. October 30, 1905. 

675 Virginia, d. October 30, 1905. 

Descendants of : 

Lewis and Sarah (Bailey) Boardman (Gen. IV, 
No. 194.) 

Authorit}' : Family records contributed by Ella F. 
Bailey, No. 190. 

Sarah Grace Boardman (Gen. V, No. 485, m. 1908, 
to Wilson Baxter. 

Generation VT. 

Children of Wilson and Sarah (Boardman) Baxter. 

676 Bessie Inez. 



CHAPTER VI. 
Generations VI and VII. 
Descendants of: 

James F. (Gen. V. No. 227), and Frank (Watter- 
house) Hoffman. 

Authority : Family records contributed by James 
F. Hoffman, No. 227. 

Ripley C. Hoffman (Gen. VI, No. 501, b. January 
4, 1873, at Columbus, 0. ; m. March 14, 1900, at Green- 
wood, Kan., to Josie Miles, daughter of David E. Miles. 

Residence, Eureka, Kan. 

Generation VII. 

Children of Ripley C. and Josie (Miles) Hoffman. 

677 Edith Francis, b. September 27, 1901. 

678 Helen, b. October 12, 1902. 

Descendants of: 

Rev. George and Elizabeth (Paine) . Cherrington 
(Gen. V, No. 245.) 

Authority: Family records contributed by Eliza- 
beth (Paine) Cherrington, No. 245. 

Rev. Arthur Paine Cherrington (Gen. YI, No. 514), 
b. October 10, 1871, at Evergreen, 0.; graduate of 0. W. 
U., at Delaware, 0., 1900; pastor of M. E. church at 
Gallipolis, 0. 

Wanita Grace Cherrington (Gen. VI, No. 515), b. 
April 12, 1874, at Evergreen, 0., d. January 18, 1909, 
at Columbus, 0.; m. October 19, 1899, at Sedalia, 0., 

140 



to Elmer L. Hatcher, b. March 24, 1871, near Kings- 
ton, 0, 

Wanita (Cherrington) Hatcher attended Ohio 
Wesleyan University at Delaware, 0. ; was an active 
worker in the Methodist church. 

Generation VII. 
Children of Elmer L. and Wanita (Cherrington) 
Hatcher. » 

679 Paul Cherrington, b. August 21, 1900, at Kings- 
ton, 0. 

680 Robert James, b. August 14, 1903, at Colum- 
bus, 0. 

Ernest Hurst Cherrin^on (Gen. VI, No. 517), b. 
November 24, 1877, at Hamden, 0. ; m. March 17, 1903, 
at Delaware, 0., to Betty Clifford Denny, b. July 20, 
1881, at Palestine, Texas. E. H. Cherrington is editor 
of "The American Issue" and "The American Patriot." 

Residence, "Westerville, 0. 

Generation VII. 

Children of Ernest H. and Betty (Denny) Hurst. 

681 Ernest Hurst, Jr., b. September 10, 1909, at 
"Westerville, O. 

Edith Clione Cherrington (Gen. VI, No. 518, b. 
January 10, 1880, in Pike county, Ohio; m. October 23, 
1906, at Pataskala, 0., to James J. Bailey, b. Novem- 
ber 10, 1855, at Gallipolis, 0. 

Residence, Gallipolis, 0. 

Generation VII. 
Children of James J. and Edith Clione (Cherrington) 
Bailey. 

682 Ruth Cherrington, b. March 12, 1908, at Gal- 
lipolis, 0. 

141 



i^£ 



Descendants of: 

John P. and Cecilia (Throckmorton) Aughey, (Gen. 
V, No. 276.) 

Authority: Family records contributed by Ada- 
line M. Ervin, No. 337. 

' John Robinson Aughey (Gen. VI, No. 539), b. No- 
vember 25, 1864. near Ashland, Neb. ; m. March 24. 
18S6, to Eva Elvira Butler, b. May 28, 1868, at Philips- 
ville, Pa. Graduate of Ashland high school in 1883; 
of Eeslian Conservatory of ]\Iusic in 1891 ; of John J. 
Mitchell college, New York, 1903. 

Served five years as a band master in regular 
army; discharged in 1897; pensioned in 1900. Made 
a ^Master Mason in ISO-"); Royal Arch ^lason 190-4; war- 
den three years and Worshipful ^Master three years ; 
treasurer two years, now secretary. Musical director 
of Woodbine Normal band, 1898-1909. 

Generation VII. 

Children of John R. and Eva (Butler) Aughey. 

683 Charlotte Cecilia, b. March 30, 1895, at Fort 
Mead, S. D. 

684 Jerome Bertrand, b. January 28, 1897, at Fort 
Mead, S. D. 

685 Cecil Richard, b. June 6, 18^9. at Wood- 
bine, la. 

686 Florence Eva, b. July 5, 1908, at Woodbine, la. 

Florence Emmeline Aughey (Gen. VI, No. 540), b. 
July 19, 1867, near Ashland, Neb., d. March 16, 1896, 
at Buffalo, N. Y. ; m. April 25, 1888, near Ashland, Neb., 
to Herman C. Edwards, b. September 17, 1859, in 
Erie county, Pa. 

142 



Generation VII. 

Children of Ilermau C. and Florence (Aughey) Ed- 
wards. 

687 Lottie Cecilia, b. March 20, 1889, d. July 31, 
1899; buried at Titusville, Pa. 

Descendants of: 

Rev. William and Roanna (Throckmorton) Ken- 
dall (Gen. V. No. 277.) 

Authority : Family records contributed by Ada- 
line M. Ervin, No. 337. 

Joseph Miller Kendall (Gen. VI, No. 541), b. De- 
cember 31, 1861, at Tecumseh, Neb. ; m. November 23, 
1892, to Minnie F. Fuchoberger. b. February 20, 1873, 
in Germany. 

Generation VII. 
Children of Joseph M. and Minnie (Fuchoberger) Ken- 
dall. 

688 Joseph Floyd, b. April 1, 1894, at Lincoln, Neb. 

Grace Ellen Kendall (Gen. VI, No. 542), b. July 
10, 1864, at Plattsmouth, Neb. ; m. August 20, 1890, at 
Lincoln, Neb., to Bert IMeno Cole, b. April 28, 1866, at 
Fulton, 111. 

Generation VII. 

Children of Bert M. and Grace (Kendall) Cole. 

689 Clifford Bert, b. August 16, 1891, at Lin- 
coln, Neb. 

690 Earl Meno, b. February 26, 1893, at Lincoln, 
Neb. 

691 Walter Robert, b. September 20, 1896, at Lin- 
coln, Neb. 

692 Chester Ray, b. January 12, 1899, at Lin- 
coln, Neb. 

143 



693 Cecil Gerald, b. July 30, 1901, at San Fran- 
cisco, Cal. 

694 Harvey Leiand. b. November 4, 1903, at San 
Francisco, Cal. 

695 Bertina Grace, b. November 8, 1907, at San 
Francisco, Cal. 

Descendants of: 

Alonso W. (Gen. V, No. 278), and America (Per- 
rine) Throckmorton. 

Authority: Family records contributed by Ada- 
line M. Ervin, No. 337. 

Arthur Laureston Throckmorton (Gen. VI, No. 
544), b. October 19, 1S73, near Ashland, Neb.; m. April 
30, 1901, at Loup City, to Ethel Eliza Goldsworthy, b. 
April 28, 1878, at Rhodder, South ^Vales. She is of 
English parentage ; the possessor of a fine voice and 
much interested in musical affairs. 

Generation VII. 

Children of Arthur L. and Ethel (Goldsworthy) 

Throckmorton. 

696 Alonzo Joseph, b. April 20, 1902, near Loup 
City, Neb. 

697 John Raymon, b. October 8, 1903, near Loup 
City, Neb. 

Susanna Throckmorton (Gen. VI, No. 545), b. 
March 4, 1876, near Ashland, Neb. ; m. April 30, 1902, 
at Divide, Neb., to Prof. Frank II. Arnold. 

Generation VII. 
Children of Professor Frank and Susanna (Throck- 
morton) Arnold. 

698 Edgar Francis, b. February 12, 1903, at Ot- 
well, Ind. 

144 



699 Othello Worthington, b. August 19, 1904, at Ot- 
well, Ind. 

700 Mabel Gertrude, b. August 19, 1904, at Ot- 
well, Ind. 

701 Ealph Paul, b. September 24, 1906, at Ot- 
Tvell, Ind. 

Harriet Cecilia Throckmorton (Gen. VI, No. 546), 
b. October S, 1S7S, near Ashland, Neb. ; m. April 11, 
1906. at Homestead. Neb., to ]\Iurray Cornell, b. March 
19, 1S7S. lie is an agriculturist, owning a half section 
of land in Greely county, Nebraska. 

Descendants of: 

David and Cornelia (Rathbum) Edwards (Gen. V. 
No. 282.) 

Authority: Family records contributed by Ada- 
line M. Ervin, No. 337. 

David Frank Edwards (Gen. VI, No. 548), b. July 
21, 1881, in Jackson county, Ohio ; ra. August 30, 1906, 
at Columbus, 0., to Edna G. Fay. Graduate of 0. W. 
U., at Delaware, 0. ; graduate of Harvard University ; 
professor of economics in Boston, ]Mass. 

Marie Edwards (Gen. VI, No. 549), b. May 28, 
1884, in Jackson, 0. Graduate of 0. "W, U. ; principal 
of public schools at Mass, Mich. 



10 



DENISON 

There is much uncertainty as to the origin of the 
family name. It is variously spelt Denison, Dennison, 
Denyson, Donnistone. It is unquestionably of ancient, 
and probably, of Norman origin. 

In the Patronymia Britannica, is the following 
notice: "The Dennistowns of that ilk have an extra- 
ordinary way of accounting for their surname. One 
Danziel, or Daniel (say they) probably of Norman ex- 
traction, settled in Renfrewshire ; and calling the estate 
Danzieltown. assumed therefrom the surname." 

The family are unquestionably ancient; the name 
appearing in the Charter of King Malcom I. who died 
in 1165; but the Norman Danziel is probably a fiction. 

The "colonial period" is to us a most interesting 
one, and \he descendants of Captain John James and 
Esther Denison, are fortunate in their colonial ances- 
try. The name of Denison is a most distinguished one 
in our colonial annals, and its history begins with 
the anti-emigration period, for which we are in- 
debted to the records of St. Michael's church, of Bish- 
ops Stortford, England. The writer has had the pleas- 
ure of visiting this quaint old English town, which is 
on the eastern border of Herts county and is thirty- 
two miles from London. It is also called Bishops 
Stratford. 

The parish church of St. Michaels, a fine build- 
ing with a spire, dates from the reign of Henry VI. 

Bishops Stortford was in existence before the Nor- 
man conquest, and its castle, known as Waytemore Cas- 

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J5enisoa. 

DOMUS GR.ATA 
Hospitable House 



tie, was presented by "William the Conquerer to Maur- 
ice, Bishop of London. 

Sir TI. Cliaunoey. the historian of Hertfordshire; 
IJoole, the translator of Tasso, and Cecil Rhodes, were 
natives of Bishop's Stortford. 

In our ancestor. Captain George Denison and his 
wife, Anne Borodell, we are much interested. He is 
described as "a valiant younj:: captain lately come out 
of the wars in Enirland" and his conduct, both military 
and civil, in the early years of our country's history, 
thrills us with a feeling of reverence and gratitude 
that we are his descendants. 

Of his wife, Anne Borodell, we have a charming 
picture — and to none of our colonial grandmothers, do 
we turn with a more loyal or loving pride. Of such 
dignity of person and manner was she, that she was 
always designated as "Lady Ann." We are mo-st for- 
tunate in having a piece of her handiwork handed 
down to us. Family tradition says it was executed 
while she was a pupil in a convent in Cork, Ireland, 
in the year 1625. 

It is now preserved in a museum at Groton, Con- 
necticut, where the writer had the pleasure of view- 
ing it. A drawing of this wonderful old piece has been 
made for our book, that it may delight the eyes of 
many of her descendants and give them a sense of 
personal kinship with the ancestress whom we are so 
proud to acknowledge. 

In the book called ''The Town of Roxbury" by 
Francis 8. Drake, he says that the family of Denison 
was one of distinction in our colonial annals, though 
long since extinct in Roxbury. 

In the records of the First Church of Roxbury, 
page 2, we find the following: 

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"William Denison, he brought three children to 
N. E. — all sons — Daniel, Edward and George ; Daniel 
married at Newtowne and was joined to the church 
there; he afterward removed to the church at Ipswich." 

The pastor of "The First Church" was the Kev. 
John Eliot, afterward a famous Missionary to the In- 
dians, lie came to America with "William Denison in the 
good ship ''Lion" as tutor to his sons. The name of 
William Denison stands third on the records of the 
"First Church." He was made a constable and a dep- 
uty to the general court in 1634:; was a man of mark, 
possessed considerable property and was one of the 
founders of the "Free School." 

With his son Edward and another Roxbury man, 
he was disarmed in 1637, for "subscribing to the sedi- 
tious libel," or in other words, for being a follower 
of Ann Hutchinson — a woman who had opinions of 
her own upon religious subjects, and, worse than all, 
in the eyes of the Puritan leaders of the colony, drew 
the more liberal and intelligent over to her way 
of thinking. William Denison died in Roxbury, Jan- 
uary 25, 1653. 

His wife died there February 23, 1645. 

The church record of Rev. John Eliot, says of the 
wife of William Denison : 

"It pleased God to work upon her heart and 
change it in her ancient years after she came to this 
capital, and joined to the church in the year 1632." 

The eldest son of William and Margaret Denison 
was Daniel, who attained the rank of major general, 
and was highly distinguished both in civil and military 
affairs. He was speaker of the house of representa- 
tives, and for twenty-nine years one of the "assist- 
ants." He was born in England in 1612, and after 

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coming to America was married to Patience Dudley, 
daughter of Governor Thomas Dudley, and lived at 
Ips-wieh, Mass. He had two children, John, who 
married a daughter of Deputy Governor John Symonds, 
and Elizabeth, who married John Rogers, president of 
Harvard college. 

Daniel Denison died in 1682. 

Edward Denison, the second son, born in England 
in 1G14, married Elizabeth Welde of Roxbury, and had 
twelve eliildren. He lived in Roxbury where he was 
a man of mark. He was representative to the general 
court in 1652 and 1655, and was the first town clerk 
of Roxbury. Edward Denison died in Roxbury, April 
26, 1668. His son, AVilliam, a graduate of Harvard 
college in 16S1, died in 1718, when the name became ex- 
tinct in Roxbury. 

The following is an extract from a document, writ- 
ten by Major General Daniel Denison, December 26, 
1672, to his grandchildren, John, Daniel and Martha 
Denison : (N. E. Hist, and Gen. Reg., 46 :127.) 

"Your grandfather Denison was born in England 
at Bishop's Stratford in Hertfordshier, in which town 
he married and lived till the year of our Lord 1631, 
with two brothers, Edward and George, who all of 
them had children. George' the youngest brother had 
a son named also George, my cousin German, who was 
living in Stratford in the year 1672, as your uncle, 
Harlackenden Symounds, told me, who was that year in 
England, and spoke with him. My uncle, Edward, had 
also children, and in the year 1631, removed himself and 
family into Ireland, where he died and left a son 
called John Denison who was a soldier and major of 
a regiment in the time of the wars, and deputy gov- 
ernor of Corke, where Mr. "Wainwright saw him. I 

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have received divers letters from him; he was living in 
Dublin in the year 1670. Your great-grandfather, my 
dear father, whose name was William, had by my dear 
mother, whose name was Chandler, six sous, and one 
daughter, two of which, viz : One son and the daugh- 
ter died in their childhood ; one son, who was the 
second named AVilliam, about 18 years of age, would 
needs go a soldier into Holland in the year 1624, at 
the famous siege of Breda when it was taken by Spin- 
ola, and Count ^Mansfield had an army out of England, 
to have raised the siege but the army miscarried, and 
my brother, AYilliam, was never heard of since. 

"We were now but four brothers left, viz: John, 
Daniel, Edward and George. John and myself were 
bred scholars at Cambridge, where I continued till 
after I had taken my first degree. Your grandfather, 
my father, though very well seated in Stratford, hear- 
ing of the then famous transplantation to New Eng- 
land, unsettled himself and recalling me from Cam- 
bridge removed himself and family in the year 1631 
to New England, and brought over with him myself 
being about 19 years of age, and my two brothers, 
Edward and George, leaving my eldest brother, John, 
behind him in England, married with a good portion, 
who was a minister, and lived about Pelham or in 
Ilartfordshier, not far from Stratford, where he was 
born. 

"My father brought with him into New England 
a very good estate and settled himself at Roxbury, and 
there lived (though somewhat weakening his estate), 
till the year 1653, in January, when he died, having 
buried my mother about eight years before." 

Extracts from Parish register, Stratford, England, 
by H. F. Waters : 

ISO 



"The xvij of March, 1582, George Denyson, son of 
John, baptized." 

"George, son of William Denizen, baptized 20 
October, 1610." 

"George Deuizon, son of William and Margaret, 
baptized 10 December, 1620." 

"William Denizen and Margaret Monck, married 7 
November, 1603." 

The records of St. Michael's Parish church, Bish- 
op's Stratford, edited by J. L. Glasscock, Jr., were pub- 
lished iu 1SS2. By this book we find that William Den- 
nyson was church warden in 1606 (Page 113) and 
George Dennyson in 1632, 1635, 1648 and 1649 (page 
114.) 

Mrs. Margaret Denison, the mother of Major Gen- 
eral Denison, died at Roxbury February 3, 1645-6. Her 
son states that her maiden name was Chandler. Mr. 
Waters, finds on the Bishop's Stratford register (see 
above) the marriage in 1603, of William Denison to 
Margaret Monck. This William Denison is probably 
the New England emigrant. The variation in the 
surname of his wife may be accounted for in two 
ways: Mr. Denison may have been married twice, 
or Margaret Monck may have been a widow in 1603. 
William Denison, father of the general, died at Rox- 
bury, January 25, 1653-4, 

From Mr. Waters' extracts from the register of 
Bishop's Stratford, it would seem that the father of 
William Denison and grandfather of Daniel was named 
John. His widow seems to have married John Gace. 

The history of Captain George Denison, the 
youngest son of William and Margaret Denison, is 
quite fully given in the "History of Stonington and 
Genealogies" by R. A. Wheeler, under the title of 
the "Denison Family," which with some additional 

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notes taken from other sources, we take the liberty of 
reproducing, in full: 

(From "History of Stonington and Genealogies," by 
R. A. Wheeler— 1900— pp. 334-335.) 
The Denison family of New England was origin- 
ally from Bishop's Stratford, Ilertfordshier, England. 
From the old Parish register there, Stratford is spelled 
Stortford, and Denison is spelled in various ways: 
Denyson, Dennyson, Denizen, Denizon. 

Generation I. 

1. John Denyson, living at Stratford in 1567, 
d. there of plague, and was buried December 4, 1582. 

He m. Agnes , who, after his death, m. 

May 3, 1584, John Gace (for by his will proved in 
1602, he mentions ' ' George, Edward and William Deny- 
son, children and my wife,") also "Elizabeth Crouch, a 
daughter of my wife." 

Children of John and Agnes Denyson. 

2. Luce, bapt. 1567, buried at Stortford, De- 
cember 9, 1582. 

3. William, bapt. at Stortford Feb. 3, 1571. 

4. Edward, bapt. at Stortford, April 6, 1575. 

5. Mary, bapt. at Stortford, April 28, 1577. 

6. Elizabeth, bapt. at Stortford, Aug. 23, 1579. 

7. George, bapt. at Stortford, March 17, 1582. 

Generation II. 

William Denison (No. 3) m. Margaret (Chandler) 
Monck at Stortford, England, Nov. 7, 1603. He was 
very well seated in Stortford or Stratford, but hear- 
ing one of the famous transplantation to New England, 
unsettled himself and recalling his son, Daniel from 
Cambridge, removed himself and family in the year 
1631 to New England, and brought over with him his 

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son, Daniel, then aged about 19 years, and two younger 
brothers, Edward and George, leaving his oldest son, 
John, who had also been bred at Cambridge and was 
a minister, married, with a good portion, and who 
lived about Pelham or in Ilartfordsheir, not far from 
Stratford, where they were all born. He was Vicar 
of Standon, County Herts, 1660 to 1670. William 
Denison brought with him into New England a very 
good estate and settled himself at Roxbury, Mass., and 
there lived till Jan. 2-3, 1653, when he died, having 
buried his wife about eight years before, viz. : 1645, 

Children of AVilliam and Margaret Denison. 

8. John, bapt. at Stratford, April 7, 1605, ed- 
ucated at Cambridge and became a minister, m. 



9. William, bapt. at Stratford, Oct. 5, 1606, 
and at about the age of 18 years must needs go a 
soldier into Plolland in the year 1624, at the famous 
siege of Breda, when it was taken by Spinola and 
Count Mansfield, who had an army out of England 
to raise the siege, but the army miscarried and this 
William was never heard of again. 

10. George, bapt. at Stratford, Oct, 20, 1610, 
buried there 1615, 

11. Daniel, bapt. at Stratford, Oct. 18, 1612, 
graduated at Cambridge University and went to New 
England in 1631. 

12. Sarah, bapt. 1615, and buried at Stratford 
1615. 

13. Edward, bapt. at Stratford, Nov. 3, 1616 ; 
went to New England in 1631. 

14. George, bapt. at Stratford, Dec. 10, 1620; 
went to New England in 1631. 

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Generation III. 

George Denison (No. 1-i) ra. about 1640 Bridget 
Thompson, b. Sept. 11, 1622. She was a daughter of 
John Thompson and wife Alice, genllcmau of Preston, 
of Northamptonshire, England. She d. 1643. They 
had two children. One of whom was ancestress of 
Admiral George Dewey, U. S. navy. 

15. Sarah, b. March 20, 1641, m. Thomas Stan- 
ton. 

16. Hannah, b. May 20, 1643, m. Nathaniel Chese- 
brough, 1659. She m. (2nd) Joseph Saxton July 15, 
1680. 

This Capt. George Denison having buried his wife 
in the year 1643, went back to England the same year, 
where, as we learn from a letter of his brother, Maj- 
Gen. Daniel Denison. published in the April number of 
the New England Historical and Genealogical Register, 
of 1892, in which he says. "My brother, George, was 
a soldier there above a year; was at the battle of York, 
or Marston Moor, where he did good service, and 
was afterward taken prisoner, but got free and mar- 
ried a second wife, Miss Ann Borodell, who was born 
in England in 1615. and with her returned to New 
England in the year 1645, and took up his abode again 
in Roxbury, Mass., where he continued to live until 
1651, when he came with his family to Connecticut and 
located himself at New London, Cuuu., where he re- 
sided until 1654, when he came to Stonington with his 
family to live, and remained there until his death, 
which took place at Hartford, Conn., Oct. 24, 1694. 

His illness and death occurred while attending 
the general court. Owing to the bad condition of the 
roads at that time it was impossible to convey the re- 
mains to his home for burial, a distance of forty-four 

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miles, and he was buried in the cemetery back of the 
old Center church at Hartford, where his grave may be 
seen to-day. This ancient cemetery has been recently 
restored by the local chapter of Daughters uf the 
American Revolution. 

His wife, Ann Borodell, is buried in Elm Grove 
cemetery, Mystic, Conn. 

Capt. George Denison was a member of the Con- 
gregational church of Stoningtou, Conn. 

We learn from the records of ^Massachusetts and 
Connecticut that Capt. George Denison was not only 
distinguished as a civilian, but became the most distin- 
guished soldier of Connecticut in her early settlement 
except ^laj. John Mason. His military ser^^ces are on 
record in our colonial archives where his eminence is 
recognized and portrayed. Also, you will find his 
name in the history of New London and Stonington, 
where his services are acknowledged and described in 
full. There is no date of the marriage of Capt. George 
Denison and Ann Borodell, but he was doubtless mar- 
ried in England. Pending their, courtship an agree- 
ment was made between them, which was afterwards 
ratified and confirmed at Hartford, Conn., May 3, 1662, 
as follows: "This witnesseth that I, George Denison, 
of Southertown, in Connecticut, jurisdiction in New 
England, for and in consideration of a jointure due 
unto my now wife. Ann Borodell Denison, upon mar- 
riage and upon my former engagement, in consider- 
ation of the sum of three hundred pounds by me re- 
ceived of Mr. John Borodell, which he freely gave to 
my wife, his sister, Ann Borodell Denison, and I have 
had the use and improvement of and for, and in 
consideration of conjugal and dearer affection moving 
me, thereunto." This jointure agreement may be seen 
on the first Book of Connecticut state records, Hart- 

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ford, Conn., page 274. This recorded instrument is 
proof positive of the marriage of Capt. George Deni- 
son and wife, Ann Borodell, to say nothing of the 
births of their eliildren and his will in his own hand- 
writing bequeathing to tliem his entire property. 

Another authority says that after the death of his 
first wife, George Denison returned to England, 
served under Cromwell in the Army of Parliament, won 
distinction, was wounded at Naseby, was nursed at the 
home of John Borodell by his daughter, Ann, whom 
he married in 1645 : He returned to Roxbury, and fin- 
ally settled at Stonington, where he and his wife occu- 
pied a foremost place. They were both remarkable for 
magnificent personal appearance and for force of mind 
and character. She was always called "Lady Ann." 
A beautiful piece of embroidery made by her in a con- 
vent at Cork, Ireland, in the year 1625, has been since 
her death, in the possession of her descendants; but 
is now placed in the museum at Groton, Conn. 

Tradition says, that in those days, polishing irons 
were a luxury, and that, when not in use, they were 
considered as articles worthy of display, for which 
beautiful hand embroidered covers were made, and that 
for this purpose, was designed the exquisite piece of 
embroidery which is of so much interest to the de- 
scendants of "Lady Ann." While somewhat softened 
and faded by time, the design, showing a figure of a 
"young woman dressed in a flowing robe," and seated 
under a tree, is plainly seen. The lining of the robe 
is of a brilliant blue, which seems as bright as when 
the stitches were placed there nearly three hundred 
years ago by our fair ancestress. Surrounding the 
figure, are birds and flowers, while in the distance, 
rises a towered castle. "Lady Ann" died Sep- 
tember 26, 1712, aged 97 years. 

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George Denison was "chosen captain" while at 
Koxbury, and was called "a young soldier lately came 
out of the wars in England." He often cammanded 
expeditions against the Indians, and was always most 
successful when commander in chief ; and at one time 
he was provost marshal for eastern Connecticut and 
Rhode Island. He participated in the Narragansett 
swamp fight, and performed prodigies of valor. 

He was captain of New London County forces in 
King Philip's war, with Capt. John :\Iason, Jr., under 
Maj. Robert Treat, in the great swamp fight Dec. 
19, 1675. Also served the next year in command of 
the forces raised by him as provo-marshal, who pur- 
sued the remnant of the Narragansett and Wampanaug 
Indians, and succeeded in defeating them and captur- 
ing the Indian chief, Canonchet, who was brought to 
Stonington, and on his refusal to make peace with the 
English was shot. He assisted as magistrate to enable 
the Pequot chiefs designated by the English to control 
the remnants of the Pequots, He was assistant and 
deputy from Stonington to the general court for fifteen 
sessions. 

Captain George Denison went inland a little to 
build his house, but yet where he could overlook the 
water, and built his home in 1654, a little west of the 
present old Denison house, occupied now by Mr, and 
Mrs. Reuben Ford. This first house was built of logs. 
Afterward he built a larger one, called the '' Mansion 
House," and gave it to his son, William, whose son, 
George, built the present one. Captain George built a 
palisade fort west of this house (parts of which can 
still be seen), where he mustered in the volunteers 
who met under his command in the famous swamp fight 
in 1676, 

Services of Captain George Denison: Deputy 
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from Stonington to Connecticut general court, 1654, 
1656, 1671, 1674, 1675, 1678, 1682-87, 1689, 1693, 1694. 
Captain of New London county troops in King Philip's 
war, 1675, 1676. 

From register of Connecticut Society of Colonial 
Dames (1907), p. 232: 

Children of Captain George and Ann (Borodell) 
Denison. 

17. John B., b. July 14, 1646. 

18. Ann, b. May 20, 1649, ra. Gershom Palmer. 

19. Borodell, b. in 1651, m. Samuel Stanton. 

20. George, b. in 1653. 

21. William, b. in 1655, m. widow Sarah Prentice. 

22. i\rargaret, b. in 1657, m. James Brown, Jr. 

23. Mary, b. in 1659, d. March 10, 1671. 

Generation IV. 

John B. Denison (No. 17), m. Phebe, daughter of 
Robert Lay of Saybrook, Nov. 26, 1667. He served in 
the Colonial Indian war. She d. 1699, aged 49 years. 
He d. 1698, aged 52 years. 

One writer says: "It seems strange that so little 
should be known among his descendants, of a man so 
conspicuous in his time as Captain John Denison. He 
was the first born of Captain George Denison and his 
wife, Ann Borodell, and was married to Phebe Lay, 
Nov. 26. 1667, at the age of 21 years, after each party 
had been duly apportioned by their fathers in a legal 
contract which is recorded at Saybrook. By this deed 
of settlement, executed before the marriage, the re- 
spective parents conveyed 'to John Denison and Pheobe 
Lay, the farm granted to Captain George Denison near 
the mouth of Mystic river in Stonington and the house 
and land in Saybrook which Mr. Lay had formerly 
bought of John Post.' He was known as Captain John 

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Denison; held a proniiuent position in Stonington, and 
in many ways was a man of mark." 

Another writer says that "John Denison lived in 
the old Denison house situated at the foot of Mystic 
Hill, It was the first house built in the village about 
1669, and became a well known landmark. It always 
remained in the Denison family till it was taken down 
in 1883, and so is remembered by many yet living. 
Captain John Denison had nine children; six sons, one 
of whom died in infancy, and thr^e daughters. All 
lived to be married and with a single exception had 
large families. Large tracts of land were given to 
each of the sons, who were all men of influence." 

Children of John and Phebe (Lay) Denison. 

. 24. Phebe, b. 1667, d. young. 

25. John, b. Jan. 1, 1669. 

26. George, b. March 28, 1671. 

27. Robert, b. Sept. 17, 1673. 

28. William, b. April 7, 1677. 

29. Daniel, b. :\rarch 28, 1680. 

30. Samuel, b. Feb. 23, 1683, d. young. 

31. Ann, b. Oct. 3, 1684, m. 1st Samuel Minor 
2nd, Edward Denison, of Westerly, R. I. 

32. Sarah, b. July 29, 1692, m. Isaac Williams. 

33. Phebe, b. probably between Ann and Sarah. 
Phebe Denison, m. Ebenezer Billings. 

Generation V. 

William Denison (No. 28), m. in 1698, Mary (No. 
15), daughter of the first John Avery, of Groton. They 
lived in North Stonington, Conn. ; he d. there Jan. 30, 
1730. His widow, being 52 years old, was m. January 
12, 1732, to Daniel Palmer, who was 59 years old. 
She outlived him and d. in 1762, aged 82 years. 

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Children of William and Mary Denison. 

34. Mary, b. in 1699, d. in 1699. 

35. Mary (twin), b. in 1701. 

36. Phebe, (t^\in), b. in 1701. 

37. Ann, b. in 1703, m. John Denison in 1720, and 
was drowned in a well in 1721. 

38. William, b. in 1705. 

39. Abigail, b. in 1708, m. Roger Billings. 

40. Lucy, b. in 1710, m. John Swan, 2nd. 

41. Avery, b. in 1712. 

42. Thankful, b. in 1714, m. Joseph Billings. 

43. Desire, b. in 1716, ra. John Stanton. 

44. Christopher, b. in 1719. 

45. John, b. Feb. 23, 1722, m. Martha Wheeler. 

Generation VI. 

William Denison (No. 38), m. 1st, Jan. 30, 1732, 
Hannah Burrows, who d. Jan. 1, 1737; he m. 2nd, 
Hannah Tyler Jan. 20, 1738, who d. in 1797, aged 86 
years. He d. Jan. 29, 1760. 
Children of William and Hannah (Burrows) Denison. 

46. William, b. Dec. 31, 1733, d. young. 

47. Joseph, b. Feb. 24, 1735. 

48. Hannah, b. Dec. 1, 1736, m. Dr. Charles 
Phelps. 

Children of William and Hannah (Tyler) Denison. 

49. Nathan, b. Feb. 24, 1739, d. young. 

50. Daniel, b. July 20, 1740. 

51. Amy, b. March 22, 1742, m. Thomas Swan. 

52. Ann, b. Sept. 12, 1744, m. George Palmer. 

53. Esther, b. April 23, 1746, m. John James. 

Generation VII. 

(From "A Record of Descendants of Captain George 

Denison, of Stonington, Conn., by John Denison 

Baldwin & William Clift. —1881— p. 90.) 

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Esther Denison (No. 53), b. April 23, 1746, was 
married to John James, April 26, 1763 ; lived in Pres- 
ton, Conn. Her children : 

5-1. Susanna, b. Oct. 1764. 

55. Anna, b. July, 1766. 

56. William, b. May, 1769. 

57. John, b. June 1771. 

58. Hannah, b. Dec. 1773. 

59. Esther, b. 1775, d. in 1776. 

60. Nabby, (Abigail), b. March, 1777. 

61. Polly, b. July, 1779. 

62. Thomas, b. :\Iarch, 1781. 

63. Esther, b. June, 1783. 

64. Samuel, b. April, 1785. 



LAY 

Robert Lay, the emigrant, was the first in a line 
of eight Robert Lays in America, the name descend- 
ing from father to son. He was born in 1617, and died 
July 9, 1689. He is reported at Lyme, Conn., in 
1638, but settled permanently in Saybrook, 1647. 
Lyme is situated in New London county, Connecticut, 
and Saybrook in Middlesex county, the two towns 
separated by the Connecticut river. 

The residence of Robert Lay was in that part of 
Saybrook, Avhich is now the town of Essex, on the 
north side of what is now the street on Essex Point 
leading to the steamboat dock. 

That street and lane was for a long time, perhaps 
a hundred years, called "Lays Cartpath "— and the 
river landing "Lays Wharf." The family homestead 
of that part of the family which remained in Essex, 
was on that spot until many years within the present 
century. 

This Robert Lay, the first, was a large land owner, 
including a large tract north of Essex Point, as well 
as a division in the Oyster river quarter, that is, the 
present Westbrook. In 1666 and 1678, he was a deputy 
to the ETPHfral court. In December, 1647. he married 
Sarah Fenner, the widow of John Tully. She came to 
America in 1646 or 47, with her brothers, William 
and Arthur Fenner, bringing with her, her son John 
Tully (bapt. in 1638), and a younger daughter, 

Sarah (Fenner) Tully, wife of Robert Lay, died 
May 25, 1676, aged 59 years. 

They had two children, Phebe, born Jan, 5, 1651, 
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d. 1699, and Robert, born March 6, 1654, d. July 
1, 1738. 

Phebe Lay was married Nov. 26, 1667, to John Den- 
ison (No. 17, Denison family). It is interesting to 
know that Saybrook was the first seat of Yale college. 
The following description of this typical New England 
village which the writer had the pleasure of visiting 
recentlj', is taken from the book entitled "In Olde 
Connecticut" by James Burr Todd. 

"Old Saybrook is almost the only Connecticut town 
that boasts nobility for its founders, and a real lord and 
lady for its governors. Almost two hundred and fifty 
years ago, we learn from old chroniclers, Lord Say and 
Seal, Lord Brook, Colonel Fenwick, and "other gentle- 
men of distinction in England," procurred a patent 
of the territory "lying west from Narragansett river, 
a hundred and twenty miles on the seacoast, and from 
thence in latitude and breadth aforesaid to the South 
Sea." (A quaint old document, it is said, was this 
patent, which, after defining in obsolete legal terms, 
the metes and bounds of the grant, its "privileges and 
appurtenances" of woods, uplands, arable lands, wat- 
ers, meadows, pastures, ponds, havens, ports, waters, 
rivers, adjoining islands, fishings, huntings, fowlings, 
mines, minerals, quarries and precious stones, closed as 
follows : 

"According to the tenour of his maje-stie's manor 
of East Greenwich, in the county of Kent in ye kingdom 
of England, in free and common soccage, and not in 
cappitu nor by Knight service ; they yielding and pay- 
ing therefor to our sovereign Lord and King, his heirs 
and successors, only the fifth part of all the Oar of Gold 
and Silver which from time to time, and at all times 
hereafter shall be gotten, had or otherwise obtained.") 

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The first step of the patentees was to plant a set- 
tlement in their new possessions, and early in 1635 they 
deputed John "Winthrop, son of the famous Governor 
Winthrop, to build a fort on Saybrook Point, which 
should serve as a nucleus for the proposed settlement, 
and the site of which is still pointed out to the tourist, 
on a little eminence commanding the mouth of the 
Connecticut River. This fort is a central form in the 
history of the State. The waves of Pequot and Narra- 
gansett warfare rolled about it for almost half a cen- 
tury; several times it was besieged, and a hundred mov- 
ing tales of ambush and rally, or capture, torture and 
individual murder are related by the antiquarians of 
the village concerning it. Only a few days after the 
fort was begun a Dutch vessel from New Netherlands 
came hither with the view of taking possession of the 
river, but was driven off by the guns of the fort. From 
its walls Captain Mason and his men on a May day in 
1637 set out for the destructiton of Pequot fort and 
nation at Groton, and here Governor Andros in 1675 
made his first attempt against the chartered rights of 
the colony by sailing up from New York with an armed 
force and demanding the surrender of the fort. 

In 1639 Colonel George Fenwick arrived and con- 
tinued to act as governor of the Plantation until it was 
sold to the colony of Connecticut in 1644, the noble 
owners of the patent having relinquished their former 
plan of improving their grant in person. Colonel Fen- 
wick was accompanied by his wife. Lady Ann Butler, 
daughter of an English nobleman, the first lady of rank 
who appears in the colonies, and whose story forms one 
of the most romanic and interesting episodes in the 
history of Saybrook. With true wifely devotion she 
refused to allow her husband to depart for the New 
"World alone, and leaving behind the comforts and re- 

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finements of life in the English upper class she followed 
him hither, and shared with him the perils of Indian 
warfare and privations of the wilderness. The brave 
lady's love and devotion cost her dear; she died in 
1648, nine years after her arrival, and was buried a few 
yards south of the fort, on a slight eminence known to 
this day as Tomb Hill. The bereaved husband erected 
a monument to mark her grave, and soon after sailed 
away to England, where he figured in history as one of 
the judges of the unfortunate King Charles the First. 
For more than two hundred years the brave lady's 
tomb remained amid the bleakness and barrenness of 
the Point. At length the line of the Connecticut Valley 
Railroad was laid out directly through it and, yielding 
to the exigencies of modern progress, the interesting 
relic was removed. In opening the grave a floss of her 
bright golden hair was found perfectly preserved ; it 
is now owned by a conductor on the Valley Railroad 
whose antiquarian tastes led him to appropriate that 
which no one else valued. The tourist now looks in 

■s 

the village cemetery for the poor lady's cenotaph, a 
shapeless monument, rudely carved from the red sand- 
stone of the valley, and from some unexplained cause 
bearing no inscription whatever, probably because 
the hard, stern, Puritan spirit forbade to a woman the 
glowing panegyric necessaary in order to do justice to 
her virtues. This part of Saybrook is now called Fen- 
wick, I suppose in her honor, and the large summer ho- 
tel built here in 1871 received its name, Fenwick Hall, 
probably for the same reason. 

But Saybrook once barely missed an honor greater 
than those which have been narrated. Over on the south 
end of the Point — a region of shifting sands and 
bunches of beach grass, that at the touch of the sea 
breeze vibrates with the tune of a hundred Aeolian 

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harps, and which is now ocoupieJ only by the hotels 
and the great lighthouse — a city was once laid out, 
with streets and squares, a park, a public mart, and 
wharfs for the shipping; then the colonists began to 
whisper of the arrival of distinguished strangers, and 
to scan the distant sea line for an expected sail. The 
strangers thus looked for, the old chronicles go on to 
say, were Cromwell, Pym, Hasselrig and Hampden, the 
four most illustrous commoners in English annals, who 
at one time had made all preparations to emigrate to 
the New World, once actually embarking for the voy- 
age, but were driven back by adverse winds, and from 
some unknown cause were led to abandon their project; 
and so the colonists were disappointed and the city 
lot« left to return to their original barj^enness. 

It was at Saybrook that Yale College had its birth, 
and the first fifteen Commmencements of the institu- 
tion were held there ; and in this village, in the autumn 
of 1708, assembled the convention of Puritan ministers 
which adopted the famous Saybrook Platform. It may 
be readily imagined that the latter was one of the great 
events of the village. 

The state of the church at that time was such as 
to awaken the gravest apprehensions. The liberal 
doctrines of Roger Williams — the most trenchant foe 
that Calvinism ever encountered — were advancing 
from the East. Antinomianism, the Anabaptist and 
Pedobaptist heresies were prevalent. Quakers had been 
harbored in the colony, and to add to the pressure of 
foes without there were strifes and wranglings among 
the churches themselves; and so the Puritan leaders 
called a convention of the entire church to meet at 
Saybrook. The delegates came on horseback from 
every part of the colony — from Hartford, Simsbury 
and the East, from Litchfield, Fairfield and the towns 

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and villages between. It was the season of Commence- 
ment in the college. The morning after their arival 
the convention met. How readily the imagination 
recalls the scene! The throng of strangers, the pleasant 
air of bustle and excitement in the village, and then, 
at the stroke of the bell in the ancient church, grave, 
sober-suited figures came forth from the doors of the 
villagers. As in a pageant they pass down the village 
street. On some of the faces under the broad-brimmed 
hats rests an almost divine benevolence, on others a 
grim austerity lowers ; there is an earnestness and 
glow about them that attracts, and a severe dignity 
repels. How rebukingly they gaze upon the idle 
dreamer and scribbler under the elms! How \vith a 
look they would have crushed the petted and perfumed 
striplings of the modern pulpit ! 

The church doors close upon the retreating forms, 
and there is framed the platform that is to be the sheet- 
anchor of the Congregational churches for almost 
twice ahundred years." — (By permission of the Joseph 
McDonough Co., of Albany, N. Y.) 



AVERY 

The first trace of the Groton Averys prior to the 
emigration to America, is found in the church at Ip- 
pleden, County Devon, England, where Christopher 
Avery and ^largery Stevens -were married. 

The marriage license is dated Aug. 16, 1616. 

(From History of Stonington and Genealogies.) 

Generation I. 

"Christopher Avery, the emigrant ancestor and 
progenitor of the Avery family, was born in England 
about 1590. He was a weaver by trade, and came to 
this country and located at Gloucester, Mass., where 
he was selectman in 16-16, 1652 and 1654. At a court 
in Salem, he took the freeman's oath, June 29, 1692, 
and was chosen clerk of the band, constable and clerk 
of the market. His wife did not come to this country. 
In 1658, he sold lands at Gloucester and removed to 
Boston, where on the 16th of March, 1658-9 he pur- 
chased land, a small lot, about twenty-six by forty- 
six feet. It was located in what is now the center of 
the postoffice building, facing on Devonshire street. 
The famous old spring, which gave the name to Spring 
Lane, and which is now preserved under the post- 
office, was near. This Avery plot was a part of, or at 
least adjoined, the site of two notable resorts of later 
days — the well known restaurant whence first came 
the famous "Julien soup," and the "Stackpole House," 
not much less famous. The Winthrop estate was not 
far away, and nearby, in after years, Benjamin 
Franklin was born. Christopher Avery did not long 
retain his property, for March 22, 1663, he sold the 
land to Ambrose Dew, for forty pounds. There had 

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evidently been no increase of value in the five years 
that he had held possession. After being owned by 
two or three different persons, it was bought by Mr. 
Staekpole about 1790. Christopher Avery now fol- 
lowed his son, James to Connecticut, and August 8, 
1GG5, purchased a house, orchard and lot of Robert 
Burrows in New London. Here he claimed exemption 
from watching and training, on account of age, in 
June, 1667, and was made freeman of the colony, Octo- 
ber, 1669. He died March 12, 1670, by Minor diary." 
Generation II. 
Many names are found in these pages, which ap- 
peal to our justifiable pride in our New England an- 
cestry, but none more forcibly than that of the warrior- 
statesman Captain James Avery. His long and event- 
ful life has been well portrayed for -us. The state of 
Connecticut places him beside Captain Denison, and 
counts them both among her favorite sons. Upon the 
site of his homestead at Groton, Connecticut, known as 
the "Hive of the Avery's," and for nearly three cen- 
turies a landmark of Connecticut, rises a noble monu- 
ment which is visited by many beside his descendants, 
and to all who view it, is brought a clearer realization 
of the colonial history of our country, and of the part 
borne in it, by the man to whom this monument is 
dedicated. In journeying over the ancient estate of 
Captain Avery, mile after mile of which is rock- 
.ribbed and stern to look upon, the writer was re- 
minded of the character of our Puritan ancestors of 
New England. One portion at least of this vast estate, 
remains to this day in the possesion of his descendants. 
Tradition says that it originally extended from river 
to river. 

In strong contrast to the greater portion, this com- 
prises many fertile acres, which seems a very "oasis 

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in the desert." In the hospitable homestead we found 
"Colonial cousins" who welcomed us and gave us of 
the traditions which linger still about the land which 
yet remains in the hands ot' lineal descendants of 
Captain James Avery. A loyal and vigorous clan they 
are — these Averys who have swarmed from the old 
"Hive." To feel this you have only to visit Fort Gris- 
wold nearby, and hear the tales of those of Avery name 
and blood, who gave of their lives and services to the 
revolution in the defense of New London. Close be- 
side it, is the ''Monument House" where relics of 
these valiant heroes are to be found, sacredly guarded 
by the Ann Warner Bailey Chapter, Daughters of 
the American Ke volution. In the vault where harm 
cannot reach it, is kept the beautiful old piece of 
embroidery made by the fair hands of "Lady Ann" 
Borodell, 

Turning again to the "History of Stonington and 
Genealogies," we find the following: 

"Captain James Avery, the only child of Christo- 
pher, was born in 1620. Came to America with his 
father, and lived at Gloucester for several years. The 
Rev. Mr, Blinraan, who had been the minister of Glouces- 
ter for eight years, was engaged to become the min- 
ister of the Pequot plantation, A party of his friends 
proposed to move with him, and came on to make prep- 
aratory arrangements, Oct. 19, 1650. It appears that 
James Avery went back to Gloucester, sold his posses- 
sion there to his father, and in 1651, returned to New 
London. In March of that year, the principal body 
of these eastern families arrived. Captain James 
acquired large tracts of land at what is now Poquonoc 
Bridge, Groton, east of New London. About 1636, he 
built the "Hive of the Avery's" at the head of Poquo- 

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Bronze Bust of Captain James Avery, 
at Avery MemoriaJ Park, Groton, Connecticut 



noc Plain, a mile and a half from the river Thames. 
He was a member of the first Congregational church at 
New London. In 1684 the old Blinman edifice, first 
church of New London, the ''unadorned church and 
water tower of the wilderness," which had stood for 
thirty years, was sold to Captain Avery for six pounds, 
with the condition that he should remove it in one 
moutli's time. According to tradition, the church was 
taken down, its materials carried across the river, and 
added to the house he had already built at Poquonoc. 
In spite of this analytic and synthetic process, the 
ancient dwelling seemed to have retained some of its 
sacred character for two centuries later. It was oc- 
cupied until July 21, 1894, when a spark from a 
passing locomotive ignited its well-seasoned frame, and 
in a short time only the ancient chimney remained to 
mark the spot of this historic house of eastern Con- 
necticut. A few years later the chimney was taken 
down, the grounds graded, and a tasteful monument 
was erected by the descendants of James Avery. He 
was ensign, lieutenant and captain of the New London 
companies and served through King Philip's war in 
command of forty Indians from Stonington, New Lon- 
don and Lyme. In 1676, he was captain of one of the 
four companies which protected the frontier and for 
twenty-three years an officer of the town and twelve 
times deputy to the general court, 1656-80 ; also assist- 
ing judge in the prerogative court, and was most 
. prominent in matters relating to the church, as refer- 
ences to him in such connections are numerous. He 
married 1st Nov, 10, 1643, Joanna Greenslade, bom 
about 1622. She died after 1693. He married 2nd, 
ilrs. Abigail (Ingraham) Chesebrough, widow of 
Joshua Holmes, July 4, 1698. He died April 18, 1700. 
His widow was li\'ing at late as 1714." 

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The following extract is taken from an article en- 
titled "The Hive of the Averys," which was written 
by Mabel Cassine Ilolman, a descendant of Captain 
James Aveiy, and published in No. 2, Vol. IX, of the 
"Connecticut ^lagazine:" 

"At the head of Poquonoek Plain in what is now the 
town of Groton, Connecticut, stood for many years the 
house known as "The Hive of the Averys." It was 
built by Captain James Avery in the year 1656. This 
historic house never passed into strange hands, being 
continuously inherited from father to son, until it was 
destroj^ed by fire on the night of July 20, 1S94. 

Soon after the burning of this old house, "The Av- 
ery Memorial Association" was incorporated by special 
act of the Connecticut Legislature, received the old 
homestead site by deed of gift from its owner, James 
Denison Avery, and there erected a granite memorial 
in what is now known as the "Avery Memorial Park." 
The inscriptions on the monument briefly tell the story 
of "The Hive" and the names of its successive owners. 
The front of the die bears a bronze tablet, that gives 
a good representation of the old house. This tablet 
was the gift of John D. Rockefeller, one of the descend- 
ants. The shaft is surmounted by a bronze bust of the 
builder of the "Old Hive." It is of heroic size, the face 
shaded by the Puritan hat, showing resolution, sterness 
and a mighty will, while in the mouth is a suspicion of 
tenderness and deep feeling, mingled with strict regard 
for the right that made Captain James Avery, with 
Captain George Denison, "entreat the general court to 
be more merciful to the captured Pequots." 

Captain James Avery, born in the year 1620, was 
the only child of Christopher Avery, a weaver, who was 
born in England about 1590. Tradition tells us he 
came from Salisbury, Wilts County, in the ship "Ar- 

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belle," with John AYinthrop in 1630. His little son, 
James, ten years old, came with him and they settled 
in Gloucester, Massachusetts. On November 10, 1643, 
James Avery married, iu Boston, Joanna Greenslade. 
AVe read that in the year 1650, on the 19th of October, 
among the grants made by the townsmen of New Lon- 
don, James Avery received one, said to be the land 
where the "Pequot House" now stands. Six years 
later, James Avery, with his wife and three children, 
crossed the Thames Kiver and settled permanently at 
the head of Poquonock Plain, in the town of Groton, 
and there built the "Hive of the Averys" in 1656. He 
soon became active in military affairs. In 1665 the gen- 
eral court confirmed Ensign James Avery as "lieuten- 
ant to ye train-land at New London." In June. 1672. 
the general court ordered that Captain John "Winthrop 
should be " chief e" military officer for the County of 
New London and Lieutenant James Avery his second." 
In 1673 New London County was to add a hundred 
dragoons to her "train-bands," and for such forces 
as shall be called out of that county, "James Avery 
appoynted Captain." In 1675 knowing w^hat Massa- 
chusetts had suffered, the name of King Philip became a 
terror to the Conecticut settlers, and in October the 
general court at Hartford put Connecticut under mar- 
tial law. At the meeting of the eoimcil of the colony 
in the following February, "There was order to Cap- 
tain George Denison and Lieutenant Minor, to rayse 
some forces to surprize or destroy the enemy." From 
the same letter we read, "The Council considering the 
difficulty of collecting any considerable body of the en- 
listed soldiers from the several townes, for an im- 
mediate march against the enemy, order that Captains 
Avery, Denison and Lieut. Minor, should forthwith 
gather as many men as possible from the three nearest 

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towns, New London, Norwich and Stonington and tak- 
ing with them the Mohegan and Pequot Indians march 
against the enemy." In the following August, "The 
Council agreed and ordered that the right and division 
of captives be left to the decision and determination of 
Captain John Mason and Captain James Avery and 
Daniel AVitlierell." In 167G a series of forays was com- 
menced against the Indians and were led by Captain 
Denison and Captain Avery. There were ten of the 
expeditions which contributed in no small degree to 
the favorable results. 

Captain Avery was equally prominent in the civil 
matters of the town. He was chosen townsman in 1660 
and held that office twenty years, and one of his earliest 
acts in this capacity shows a desire to preserve the pub- 
lic documents. He was twelve times deputy to the gen- 
eral court between 1658 and 1680. Captain James Av- 
ery was prominent in matters relating to the church. 
"In February 1677-78 when it was resolved in town 
meeting to build a new meeting house, to take the place 
of the old Blinman house in New London, the building 
committee consisted of Captain Avery and two others." 
In June, 1684, the old Blinman edifice, called "the un- 
adorned church and watch-tower of the -vvilderness, " 
was sold to Captain Avery for six pounds, with the 
condition that he remove it in one month's time. The 
church was taken do^vvn and carried across the river 
and added to the house Captain Avery had already 
built at Poquonock. The church record kept by Eev. 
Mr. Broadstreet, begins October 5. 1670, the day of his 
ordination with the following list : Lieutenant James 
Avery and wife. Thomas ^Minor and "Wife, James Mor- 
gan, Senior, and Wife, and eighteen others." 

Christopher Avery spent his last years with his son 
in the old house. Captain James Avery died April 

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18th, 1700. Such was the life of James Avery, living 
as he did during the early history of the country. He 
was a man among men and deserves the respect and 
confidence he received. 

Not far from the site ^vhere the "Hive of the Av- 
erys" stood, lies a quiet field, far back from the village 
street — the old Avery burying ground. It was here 
Christopher Avery and his sou, Captain Avery, were 
said to have been buried." 

From a chapter on "Groton and Mystic" in a book 
entitled "In Olde Conneticut," by Charles Burr Todd, 
we have a glimpse of the old house that has earned 
the quaint title of "The Hive of the Averys." 

GROTON AND TylYSTIC. 

"Groton Bank, Groton Centre, Popuonnock, Noank, 
"West Mystic, :\Iystic, Head of IMystic, Fort Hill, Pequot 
Hill, Porter's Rocks — all are localities more or less 
notable in the town of Groton, which lies across the 
Thames from New London, and covers a territory 
nearly eight square miles. Tt is a land of breezy ridges 
and sunny valleys, with stern precipitous granite 
•ledges facing the sound and walling in the valleys, a 
region almost undiscovered by the tourist, but well 
worthy of his attention, as much for its natural beauty 
as for its historical interest. Originally it was a part 
of New London, known locally as the "east side," but 
its inhabitants in 1705 succeeded in inducing the gen- 
eral court to incorporate them as a separate town, 
which they named Groton in honor of Governor Win- 
throp's English home in Suffolk County. 

Our first expedition into Groton was in search of 
the town records ; to our surprise and pleasure we 
found them lodged in one of the oldest houses in 

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America, and one Avhich is perhaps the best specimen 
of colonial architecture extant. It is known as the 
old Avery mansion, and "was built in 1656 by Judge 
James Avery, one of the original settlers of Groton. 
It is a house of character. Even the casual passer-by 
notices it, and wishes to stop and inquire as to its his- 
tory. It is ballasted by two heavy stone chimneys, 
its frame is of white oak, heavy enough to furnish forth 
two modern houses, its roofs are high and steep, the 
upper story projecting over the lower as in the block- 
houses of colonial Indian warfare. In two large safes 
in the front parlor the town records are kept. This 
parlor is a study. Its ceiling is low, and in the center 
is a huge beam, whitcAvashed, and still bearing the 
marks of the hewer's broad ax. The sills — 8x8 
beams — are placed above the flooring, and are as sound 
in appearance as when laid more than two hundred and 
thirty years ago. The present owner is the ninth 
Avery to whom the old house has descended from eld- 
est son to eldest son, with the broad green fields ad- 
joining. We found the aged Town Clerk, Mr. James 
Avery, busy transcribing the generations that had 
swarmed from the old hive for a genealogy of the 
Averys now being compiled in Rochester, New York. 

If these old white-oak timbers could speak, we 
should hear about the funeral of the first James Avery 
in 1681. who, having been a magistrate on the bench 
and representative to the General Court, was buried 
suitably to his rank. We should have details of the 
grand funeral — the name of the person "appointed 
to look to the burning of the wine and beating of the 
cider for the occasion" — of the gallons of wine, the 
barrels of cider, the hundredweights of sugar, the 
gloves and gold rings furnished the pallbearers, and 
the white kid gloves for the attending ministers. For 

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a funeral eo^t somolhing iu those days — often as much 
as £200. 

In 1718 the old house saw the first innovation of 
nionient. Tea was hroutrlit over from the settlement 
at New London, and passed from hand to hand as the 
family and a few neighbors sat around the capacious 
fireplace. ^ladame Avery Avas skilled in all manner 
of cooking:, but she admited that she knew not how to 
prepare this bitter herb for the table. At last the 
council decided that it should be cooked and served 
with boiled pork, as greens ; but there were many wry 
faces when tlie dish came to be eaten. At last they 
learned to steep it, as they did their boneset and other 
medicine herbs, and to disguise it with milk and sugar, 
but it Avas months ])efore the family came to enjoy the 
strange beverage. Two years later they had their first 
sight of wheat flour; vye and Indian corn having been 
before that the staple breadstuffs. Then, in 1730, 
they were thrown into spasms of curiosity at seeing a 
horse and wagon driven up the lawn. Hitherto the 
only means of locomotion had been on horseback, the 
lady sitting behind her cavalier on a pillion, with her 
arms around his waist. A little later, in 1733, the 
family gathered at the breakfast table, and inspected 
tasted and passed judgment upon two or three Irish 
potatoes which had been raised in the garden in beds, 
much as we now raise carrots and beets. In 1734 the 
old timbers might have lost their identity by being 
smothered in paint, which that year was used for the 
first time in this country ; as a matter of fact, however, 
the old house Avaited a century longer before receiv- 
ing its first coat of paint. In 1740 the first sleigh 
drove up to the door, and the Avery boys and girls, 
of whom always tliere was a houseful, tumbled in for 
their first sleigh ride. By and by war came, and the 
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Averys that had gone out from the old hive made a 
good showing in the ranks. The thunder of the guns 
on the day Fort Griswold was defended was plainly 
heard here, and in the afternoon a breathless horseman 
came riding up with news — nine Averys had been 
killed in defense of the fort and many more wounded, 
among the latter Col. Parke Avery, then living in the 
old house ; and very soon a long line of wagons came 
over the hill, bearing the wounded to be tenderly 
nursed back to health and vigor by the patriotic 
women of the homestead. It was in 1783 that the first 
wall paper made its appearance, and years after that 
before its white and sanded floors were made acquaint- 
ed with carpets. The old house has recently had a very 
narrow escape from destruction, for the new line of 
the New York, Providence and Boston Railroad, now 
building to connect with the new bridge across the 
Thames, passes within a few feet of its western gable, 
and had not the engineers deflected their line a trifle, 
would have passed through it. It is a pity that none 
of the old family furniture has been preserved. "My 
mother had fourteen children," said Mr. Avery, 
speaking of this matter, "and every time they came to 
visit me they would take away some article of furni- 
ture, saying that if they gave me the old house, they 
must have the furniture — so it is all gone." — (By per- 
mission of the Joseph McDonough Co.. of Albany, N . Y. 

Eleven years ago the following engraved invita- 
tions were issued : 

"Your presence is requested at the dedication of 
the Avery Memorial at Poquonock Bridge, town of 
Groton, County of New London, Connecticut, Friday 
afternoon, July twentieth, nineteen hundred." 

At that time this beautiful poem was read to the 
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500 members of the Avery clan assembled. The Mem- 
orial Association of the Groten Averys hold annual 
meetings in ^Memorial park. 

President, Hon. Elroy :M. Avery. Ph., D. LL. D., 
of Cleveland, 0. 

Secretary, Miss Helen Avery, of New London, 
Conn. 

Memorial Park is the site of the "Old Hive of the 
Averys," a mound over which classic ivies have been 
entwined. 

The outlines of the old house have been preserved 
and the front door steps have been kept intact in their 
original position. 

THE AVERY MEMORIAL. 

BY MARY L. BOLLES BRANCH. 
Here once an ancient homestead stood 

Gray with long years of fashion old, 
From stately oak, from hallowed wood, 
Were hewn its beams, and strong and good 

Uprose its walls, a race to hold. 

Here round the hearth sat sires and sons. 
Mothers and babes, a charming throng; 

Eight times renewed the long line runs, 

The youths became the aged ones. 

The children grew to manhood strong. 

Honor and virtue here held sway. 

And courage high in word and deed. 
Forth went the statesman on his way. 
Forth marched the soldier to his fray, 

A sturdy race from sturdy seed. 

Gone are the walls that stood so long. 
Mossed roof and chimney, all are gone, 
Where sheltered happy lives were passed, 

Now blow-^ at will the winter blast. 
There is no home, the spot is lone. 
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Yet stay, what wonders love hath wrought! 

Here is the hearthstone of a race. 
The threshold that their feet have sought, 
Here to our view the bounds are brought. 

And ivies the old chimneys grace. 

Oh! rooms unseen by mortal eyes, 

"WTierein may move the friendly guest, 
Oh! walls invisible that rise 
With household gods in unknown guise, 
What is there to meet our quest? 

Behold, the vanished home uprears 

This granite shaft whereon to-day 
Wrought in enduring bronze appears 
One who shall greet the coming years, 

Chief of his race, who seems to say: 

Here once an ancient homestead stood. 
Gray with long years, of fashion old. 
From stately oak, from hallowed wood 
Were hewn its beams, and strong and good 
Uprose its walls, a race to hold. 

New London, Conn. 

The First Church of Christ on Groton Heights, 
have recently erected a fine stone edifice in which a 
memorial window costing two thousand dollars has 
heen placed to the "Founder of the Groton Averys." 

Dr. Elroy M. Avery, of Cleveland. 0., the latest 
historian of the Groton Averys, will publish in his 
genealogy of that family now in preparation, a picture 
of the oliurch at Ippleden, Devonshire, England, where 
Christopher Avery and Margery Stevens were married. 
It will contain also several Avery coat of arms. 

Services of Captain James Avery: Deputy from 
New London to Conneticut general court, 16.59-1661, 
1664, 1665, 1667. 1667-1660, 1675-1678, 16S0, 1682-1686, 
1689, 1690, 1694, 1695. Captain of New London, fort 
1673. Captain in King Philip's war, 1675. (Soldiers of 

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King Philip's war (Bodge,) p. 467.) Captain of Train- 
band of New London, May, 1681. 

(From Register of Connetieut Society of Colonial 

Dames of America, p. 212.) 

Children of Captain James and Joanna (Greeuslade) 

Avery. 

3. Hannah, b. at Gloucester, Oct. 11, 164-4, m. 
Ephriam ]\liner, June 20, 1666. 

4. James, b. at Gloucester, Dee. 15, 1646, m. 
Deborah Sterling, or Stallyon, Feb. 18, 1669. 

5. :\lary, b. Feb. 19, 1648, m. Joseph Miner, Oct. 
28, 1668. 

6. Thomas, b. May 6, 1651, m. Hannah Miner, 
Oct. 22, 1677. 

7. John, b. Feb. 10, 1654, m. Abigail Chese- 
brough, (No. 4, Chesebrough family.) 

8. Rebecca, b. Oct. 6, 1656, m. William Potts, 
of New Castle, England, Aug. 5, 1678. 

9. Jonathan, b. Jan. 5, 1658, buried Sept. 15, 1661. 

10. Christopher, b. April 30, 1661, d. Dec. 8, 1683. 

11. Samuel, b. Aug. 16, 1664, m. Susannah 
Palmes, daughter of Wiliam Palmes and Ann Hum- 
phrey, Oct. 25, 1686, of Swanzey, Mass. He was a 
large farmer, and was chosen moderator upon the 
legal organization of the town of Groton in 1704, and 
its first townsman at the first town meeting in 1705, 
and held that office until his death, May 1, 1723. His 
farm was in what is now South Groton. He is buried 
about a mile northwest of Seth Williams' farm in 
Ledyard, on the farm of C. H. Stanton. 

12. Joanna, b. in 1669. 

Generation III. 

John Avery (No. 7), m. Abigail Chesebrough (No. 
4, Chesebrough family), Nov. 29, 1675. He owned 

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land in Stonington, Groton and Preston, and was in 
King Philip's war. 

Services of John Avery. Captain of the Train- 
band in New London on the east side of the river, 1697. 

(From Register of Connecticut Society of Colonial 
Dames of America, p. 212.) 

Children of John and Abigail (Chesebrough) Avery. 

13. Abigail, b. Jan. 15. 1677. d. young. 

14. Abigail, b. Jan. IS, 1679, m. James Packer. 

15. Mary, b. Nov. 14, 1680, m. William Deni- 
son, (No. 28, Denison family). She m. 2nd, Daniel 
Palmer. 

16. John, Jr., b. April 1, 1683, m. Sarah Deni- 
son in 1705. 

17. Benjamin, b. 1686, m. Sarah Denison. 

18. William, b. 1687, m. Annie Richardson; 2nd 
Sarah Walker. 

19. Anne, b. 1692, m. William Satterlee, Sept. 
6, 1711. 

20. Elisha, b. 1694, m. Elizabeth Babeock. 

21. Desire, b. (twin), 1694. 

22. Josiah, b. 1697, m. Miss Edmund. 

23. Daniel, b. Nov. 1699. 

24. Nathaniel, b. 1701, m. Abigail 

25. Thomas, b. 1703. 



CHESEBROUGH 

The first record we have of the Chesebrough 
family is as follows: 

William Chesebrough, b. in Boston, England, 1594, 
married Dee. 6. 1620, to Anna Stevenson, daughter of 
Peter Stevenson, by the "Blessed John Cotton," in 
St. Botolph's church, Boston, Lincolnshire, England. 

William and Anna (Stevenson) Chesebrough had 
thirteen children, the sixth of whom was Samuel, bap- 
tized in Boston, England, April 1, 1627. 

The death of AVilliam Chesebrough occurred on 
June 9, 1667, at Stonington, Conn, 

The names of William and Anna Chesebrough ap- 
pear as Nos. 44 and 45 on the roll of original members 
of the First Church of Boston, Mass. 

The ancient Congregational Church, the first in 
the metropolis, was regularly imbodied at Charlestown 
the 27th day of August, 1630, and Rev. John Wilson in- 
stalled as teacher. Some time in the month of August, 
1632, the Congregation of Boston and Charlestown be- 
gan to build the first meeting-house. The site was on 
the south side of State St. in Boston. The church in 
Charlestown became a distinct body on the 2nd of No- 
vember, 1632, withdrawing from the parent church 
about one-fourth of the congregation. The second 
meeting house was erected in 1639, on Washington St., 
and was destroyed in the great fire of 1711. 

The Unitarian movement in the United States was 
developed chiefly in New England about the beginning 
of the nineteenth century under the lead of Dr. Chan- 
ning. Many of the oldest Congregational Churches 

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in New England i)assed under Unitarian control and 
the "American Unitarian Association" was formed in 
1825. This was the fortune of the First Church of Bos- 
ton which is today of the Unitarian denomination. The 
fifth house of worsliip, a fine structure, was built in 
ISGS, corner of Berkeley and Marlborough Sts. 

(From R. A. "Wheeler's History of Stonington and 
Genealogies.) 

William Chesebrough (No. 1), the first white man 
who made what is now Stonington, in Conneticut, his 
permanent place of abode, was born in Boston, Lin- 
colnshire, England, in the year 159Jr, where he married 
Anna Stevenson, Dec. 6, 1620. He was a gunsmith, 
and worked at his trade in England, and in this coun- 
try, until he came to Stonington in 1649, when he 
changed his occupation to that of farming and stock 
raising, occupying and improving the large grants of 
land given him by the town of Pequot, now New Lon- 
don. 

In the early part of the year 1630, he joined a 
large party of imigrants who came with John Win- 
throp, Esq., to this country. Mr. Chesebrough located 
himself in Boston, ]\Iass., and soon after became a mem- 
ber of the First Church. He was admitted a freeman 
of the Massachusetts colony in 'May, 1631, and after- 
wards took an active part in public affairs. In 1632, 
]Mr. Chesebrough was f^loeted as "one of two" from 
Boston to unite with two from every plantation to 
confer with the court about raising a public stock, 
and "Prince" in his "Annals" says that this seems 
to pave the way for a house of representatives in 
the general court. 

In 1634, ^Ir. Chesebrough was elected constable 
of Boston, where he continued to reside for several 

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years. Previous to 1640, he removed to Braintree, and 
that year was elected deputy to the Massachusetts 
general court. Soon after which, he removed his res- 
idence to Kehobotli, Plymouth colony, where in 1643, 
his list was returned at £430. The nest year lots were 
drawn for a division of the woodland near the town, 
and Mr. Chesebrough received lot No. 4. During this 
year the planters of Rehoboth drew up and signed a 
compact by which they agreed to be governed by nine 
persons, ''according to law and equity until we shall 
subject ourselves jointly to some other government." 
Mr. Chesebrough was a party to that transaction, 
which was participated in by thirty of the planters 
of the new settlement. He had taken an active and 
prominent part in organizing the town of Rehoboth, 
and at a public meeting held July 12, 1644, his serv- 
ices were seeognized by the town in ordering that he 
"should have division in all lands of Seakunk, for one 
hundred and fifty-three poimds, besides what he is to 
have for his own proportion, and that in way of con- 
sideration for the pains and charges he hath been at 
for setting off this plantation." He was propounded 
for freeman at the general court in Plymouth in 1645, 
but was not admitted till 1648. Notwithstanding the 
prominent part he acted in establishing the plantation 
of Rehoboth, and the recognition of his services by 
the new town, lie was not treated with much favor by 
the general court of that colony, which ordered him 
to be arrested for an affray with an Indian by the 
name of Vassamequine, and harshly treated him in 
other respects. This led him to look further for a 
permanent place of abode. About this time Mr. John 
Winthrop, Jr., acting under a commission from the 
Massachu-setts general court, commenced a settlement 
at Nameaug, afterward called Pequot, and then New 

185 



London. :Mr. Chesebrough visited the place in 1645, 
for the purpose of making it his future home. He 
was kindly treated by Mr. Winthrop, and urged to 
settle there; but finding the place in several respects 
unsuitable to his expectations, he concluded not to 
stay. Subsequently he examined the Pawcatuck re- 
gion, and finally concluded to settle at the head of 
Wequetequock Cove. He shared the friendship of 
Roger "Williams, and was encouraged and assisted by 
him in removing his habitation to Pawcatuck. He did 
not, however, immediately remove his family there, 
and not until he had provided for them a comfortable 
place of abode. It was during the summer of 1649 
that his family came to Wequetequock and occupied 
their new house in the wilderness. The marsh land 
bordering on Wequetequock Cove furnished hay for 
his stock in abundance. 

(Page 291.) 
Mr. Chesebrough was a man of more than ordin- 
ary ability and held positions of trust not only in the 
Massachusetts colony, but was prominent in the settle- 
ment of the town of Rehoboth, in Plymouth colony. 
After his place at Wequetequock was intluded in the 
township of Pequot, he was elected deputy thereof to 
the general court at Hartford in 1653-4-5-6, and on 
one occasion rate maker or assessor. 

When in 1658, the Massachusetts general court 
asserted jurisdiction over this town, Mr. Chesebrough 
with others were appointed to manage the prudential 
affairs thereof, and one of the commissioners to end 
small causes and deal in criminal matters. He held the 
office of townsman (selectman) until Southertown was 
annexed to Conneticut, and was the first man elected 
deputy after the reunion, 1653-55-57-64, and suc- 
ceeded in restoring amicable relations with the court. 

186 



which had been seriously disturbed by the jurisdic- 
tional controversy. After his return he was elected 
first selectman of the town, and re-elected every year 
up to the time of his death, which took place June 9, 
1667. His dwelling house stood on the west side of 
"Wequetequock Cove, near the head of tide water. 

Generation II, s 

Samuel Chesebrough (No. 2). the sixth child of 
William and Anna (Stevenson) Chesebrough, was bap- 
tized April, 1627, in Boston, England. lie was mar- 
ried Nov. 30, 1655, to Abigail Ingraham and was buried 
July 31, 1673, at Stonington, Conn. Samuel and Abi- 
gail (Ingraham) Chesebrough had seven children. 
Samuel Chesebrough lived in Boston, Braintree and 
Rehoboth, ]\Iass. He was made a freeman of Conneti- 
cut in 1657 ; signed the Pawcatuck Articles of Associa- 
tion in 1658. 

Services of Samuel Chesebrough : Deputy to the 
general court, ]\Iay 11, 1665. (Colonial Records of 
Connecticut, Vol. 2, p. 14.) Deputy to the general 
court at Hartford, Conn., May 10, 1666 ; July 26, 1666 
Oct. 11, 1666. (Colonial Records of Connecticut, Vol. 2 
p. 31.) Deputy to the general court at Hartford, Conn. 
May 12, 1670, (Records of Connecticut, Vol. 2, p. 127.) 
Deputy to general court at Hartford, May 11, 1671. 
(Records of Connecticut, Vo. 2, p. 147.) Deputy to 
general court ]\Iay 9, 1672. (Records of Connecticut 
Vol. 2, p. 170.) Deputy to general court May 8, 1673. 
(Record.s of Connecticut, Vo. 2, p. 192.) 

Generation III. 

Children of Samuel and Abigail (Ingraham) Chese- 
brough. 

3. Abigail, b. Sept. 30, 1656. 

4. Maria, b. Feb. 26, 1658, d. Sept. 40, 1669. 

187 



if. 



5. Samuel, b. Nov. 20, 1G60, m. ^Mary Ingraham. 

6. William, b. April 8, 1662, m. Mary Mc- 
Dowell. 

7. Sarah, b. Aug. 24, 1663, m. John Bolton. 

8. Elislia, b. Aug. 4, 1667, m. ]\Iary Minor, Re- 
becca Mason. 

9. Elizabeth, b. Aug. 6. 1669, ra. WiUiam In- 
graham, of Bristol, R. I. 

Abigail Chesebrough (No. 3), m. John Avery No. 
7, Avery family.) Her mother, Abigail (Ingraham) 
Chesebrough, married 2nd, Joshua Holmes ; 3rd, Cap- 
tain James Avery, the father of John Avery. 



TYLER 

(From official report of the first American Tyler fam- 
ily reunion, at Andover, Mass, 1896, by W. 

I. Tyler Brigliam.) 

From time immemorial there have been in various 
parts of Great Britain, families bearing the name of 
Tyler, spelled in a dozen different ways. 

In Burkes Armony are recorded no less than eight 
Tyler coats of arms. Of those lines having descendants 
known to have figured conspicuously in the history of 
our country, are the following: 

Job Tyler. Andover, IMass. 

Captain John Tyler, Boston. 

Tyler families of Branford and ^Vallingford, Conn. 

The Virginia and Maryland Tyler families. 

1, Job Tyler was born in England about 1621, and 
died at Andover, Mass., about 1700. 

nis descendants are seemingly most numerous of 
all, with corresponding number upon the roll of honor. 
His vitality descended to his sons, of whom he had 
four — Moses, Ilopestill. John and Samuel. 

2, Ilopestill Tyler, h. 1645, lived to be eighty-eight. 
He removed to Preston, Conn., where some of his de- 
scendants made distinguished history. He married 
Mary Lovett, Jan. 20, 1667, and had ten children, the 
seventh of whom was James. 

3, James Tyler, son of Hopestill and Mary 
(Lovett) Tyler, was born Dec. 28, 1683, and married 
Hannah Saffurd, Oct. 8, 1705. They had six children- 
Moses, James, Hannah, Samuel, Joseph and John. John 

189 



was later known as General Tyler of Revolutionary 
fame. 

4. Hannah Tyler, daughter of James and Hannah 
(Safford) Tyler, born Oct. 9, 1711, married ^Villiam 
Denison, of Stonington, Jan. 30, 1738. ( See Denisou 
family No. 38.) 

From History of New London county : 

"Hopestill Tyler, an aged man, died in 1733. He 
left a wife, Mary, and four children, viz: Hannah 
Buswell, Daniel, James and Ilopestill. Estate, 813 
pounds, sterling. 

In the inventory of his wardrobe is a "close bodied 
coat, valued at 4 pounds, 5 shillings; a beaver hat, an 
orange colored cloak and a muff." 

Preston, Conn., an old Tyler town, has recently 
published the proceedings of the bicentennial (169S- 
1898), of its First Congregational church. Among the 
statistics are found numerous Tyler entries including 
brief sketches of Hopestill Tyler and Rev. Samuel 
Tyler. 

A complete genealogy of the descendants of Job 
Tj'ler is now in process of preparation. 



Corrections 

Page 45. Harriet Cook. d. October 30, 1823. 

Page 53. Paul Cooke, m. December 21, 1831. 

Pages 56 and 86. Frances V. Cooke, b. September 4, 1842. 

Page 76. Thomas Denison James, m. April 5, 1870. 

Pages 94 and 131. Clyde W. Hurst, b. April 3, 1858. 

Page 100. Charles Robert Hunter, b. March 5, 1864. 

Page 101. John Worthington Bailey, m. November, 1870. 

Residence, Rich Hill, Mo. 
Page 102. James Pennock Walton. 
Page 107. John L. Kibbee, b. January 25. 1862. 
Page 107. Harry Hoffman Long, b. March 17, 1866. 
Page 117. Helen Maud Brisbin, b. March 4, 1891. 
Page 119. Harry M. Daugherty. 
Page 122. Avery Floyd MiUer. 

Page 140. Ripley C. Hoffman, m. in Greenwood Co., Kan. 
Page 141. Children of Ernest and Betty (Denny) Cher- 

rington. 
Page 181. Johnathan Miner, buried September 15. 1681. 
Page 187. Maria Chesebrough, d. September 30, 1664. 



193 



Omissions 



Page 44. Hannah James, m. January 1, 1806. to 
Bennett Cook. 

Page 101. Nellie Hunter (Gen. V. No. 473), m. Oct- 
ober 29, 1891, at Neoga, Illinois, to Jacob William McClean, 
b. at New Washington, Ind. 

Residence, Neoga, 111. 

Generation VI. 

Children of Jacob and Nellie (Hunter) McClean. 
Frank Hunter, b. at Neoga, 111. 
Lena Ethel, b. at Neoga, 111. 
Leon Vernon, b. at Neoga, Hi. 

Page 73. Rev. Truman Simpson Cowden, b. May 11, 
1827, at Gustavus, Tmmbul Co., 0., d. January 17, 1895, at 
Troy, Ohio. 

Page 117. Maud (Sampson) Sherer, d. September 2, 
1899, at Bucyrus, 0. 

Page 131. Hortense (Asbaugh) Hurst b. Nov. 15, 
1873. 

Page 133. Martha Hurst daughter of Gilbert and 
Cecil (Parker) Hurst, b. July 18, 1910, in Ross Co., Ohio. 

Page 145. Murray Cornell, b. at Streator, III. 

Page 126. Pauline Gilliland, b. March 31, 1895. 

Page 126. Margaret E, Gilliand, b. March 1, 1897. 

Page 126. Geo. Edward Gilliland, b. Sept 25, 1899. 

Page 126. NeUe Gilliland, b. Dec. 7, 1907. 

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INDEX 



Abernathy, 
Jolui, 71. 

Alkire, 

Olive, 132. 

Allen, 

Francis W., 92. 

Amiss, 

Anne Adelaide, 86. 
Bettie, 80. 
Henrv, So, 80. 
Maria (Cooke), 86. 
Sarah Van Winkle, 86. 

Anderson, 

Jennie, 101. 
Marcus, 101. 

Arnold, 

Edgar Francis. 144. 
]Mabel Gertrude, 14.j. 
Othello Wortliington, 145. 
Prof. Frank H.. 144. 
Ralph Paul, 145. 
Susanna (Throckmorton), 
144. 

Asbaugh, 

Hortense, 131. 

Athey, 

Bertha Adelaide, 99. 
John 0., 99. 
Martin Van Buren, 99. 
Mary (Bailey), 09. 
William, 99." 

Atkinson, 

Amanda (Long), 83, 123. 
Caroline Bundy. 83, 124. 
Charles Andrew, 83, 123. 
Eliza Long. 83. 123. 
Florence (Gilliland). 123. 
Rev. Lewis Allen, 83, 123. 
Lewis Hugh 123. 
Mary, 83. 

Anghey, 

C€cilia(Tbrockmorton), 112. 
142. 



Cecil Richard. 142. 
Charlotte Cecilia. 142. 
Eva (Butler). 142. 
Florouce EmmeHiie, 112, 142 
Florence Eva, 142. 
Frances Harriett, 112. 
Francis Eddie, 112. 
Jerome Bertrand. 142. 
John Parry, 112. 142. 
John Robinson, 112, 142. 

Austin, 

Major, 29. 

Avery, 

Abigail, 182. 

Abigail (Chesebrough), 182. 

Anne, 182. 

Benjamin, 182. 

Christopher, 168, 169. 170, 
172, 174. 175, ISO, 181. 

Daniel, 182. 

Desire, 182. 

Elisha. 182. 

Hon. Elroy M., 179, 180. 

Hannah, 181. 

Helen. 179. 

James, 176, 178, 181. 

Capt. James. 8, 9. 10, 169. 
170. 171, 172, 173. 174, 
175, 176. 180, 181, 188. 

James Denison, 172. 

Joanna, 181. 

Joanna (Greenslade), 181. 

John, 159. 181. 182, 188. 

John, Jr.. 182. 

Jonathan, 181. 

Josiah, 182. 

Mary. 10. 159. 181, 182. 

Nathaniel, 182. 

Col. Parke. 178. 

Rebecca, 181. 

Samuel, 181. 

Thomas, 181, 182. 

William, 182. 

Babcock, 

Elizabeth, 182. 

Bagby, 

J. R., 91. 



195 



Bailey, 

Alice Rosetta, 61, 100. 
Anna (James), 41, 49. 
Augustus Stone. 4S. 63, 104. 
Bennett Au^u^^tus. C2. 102. 
Bennett AuL'ustu?, Jr., 102. 
Bennett Cook, 4S, 62, 101. 
Bertha. 101. 
Bessie, 64. 105. 
Caleb, 41. 49. 
Charles, 49. 
Charles Charman. 61. 
Charles Emeison. 62, 102. 
Charles P., 41. 40. 64, 105. 
Charles Pea=e. 48, 61. 
Clara Katherine, 63, 104. 
Deborah (Prekard), 46. 
Dorothy, 103 
Edith Clione (Cherrington), 

135, 141. 
Eliza Alberta. 63. 103. 
Elizabeth, 47, 49. 
Elizabeth Burpess, 61. 
Elizabeth (Davidson), 102. 
Elizabeth (Emerson), 62, 

102. 
Elizabeth (TTarwood) , 49, 64 
Ellen Frances. 62, 102. 
Emerson Dudlcv, 102. 
Emma, 41, 63, 104. 
Fanny (Dickty), 62, 101. 
Gassaway, 49. 
Georgette Elizabeth, 61. 
George Ho^v?ld, 63, 103. 
George Howard, Jr., 104. 
George Washington, 48, 63, 

103. 
Harriet Dickty, 62. 
Helen Elizabeth, 103. 
Henry, 49. 
Isabe'lla, 60. 
James, 49, 64, 103. 
James Dickev. 62. 
James J., 13.5, 141, 
John, 101. 
John A., 41, 49. 
John James, AS, 61, 100. 
John Worthir.gton, 61, 101. 
Julia Augusta,' 01, 100. 
Julia (Johnson). 63, 104. 
Kitty, 49. 

Laura (De Vaughn), 64, 105 
Lissa, 103. 



Lissa (Bailoy), 103. 
Lizzie (Campbell), 105. 
Louise (Carprnter), 101. 
Lucy Denisor, 62. 
Lvd'ia Jane, 60, 99. 
:M'abel, 101. 
Maria, 47, 00. 
Mary, 60, 99, 

Mary Annette. 62. 101, 102. 
Mary (Chapman). 01, 100. 
Mary Elizabtth. 62. 
Marv (Home). 102. 
Marv (Scott), 60. 99. 
Mary (Ward). 62. 102. 
jMinnie Maud, 03. 
Nancy, 41, 49. 64, 65. 
Nancv Ann, 60, 99. 
Pollv, 41. 

Polly (Jame.=^). 46, 47, 59. 
Ruth Cherri'igton, 135, 141. 
Sallv, 41. 

Sarah, 61, 100. - - 

Sarah Bertha, 63, 103. 
Sarah Elizabeth. 60. 
Sarah (McClure), 60, 99. 
Sarah (Stapleton), 63, 103, 
Seth, 46, 48, 60. 99. 
Seth, .Jr., 41, 46, 47, 59. 
Seth Austin. 61. 100. 
Seth Packard, 62. 
Susan Uhl, 48, 61. 
Thomas James, 48. 
Walter, 105 
Warren C, 65. 
William B., 6-5. 
William Denison, 48, 62, 102 
William Emerson, 62. 

Baker, 

Birdie Burroughs, 129. 
Baldwin, 

John Denison, 160. 

Jonathan, 22 

Bannon, 

Edward J., 80. 118. 

Ida (James). SO. 118. 

Sarah Marcella, 80, 118. 
Barber, 

Col. Levi, 2G. 
Barker, 

Anna, 24, 



1% 



Captain. 39. 
Isaac, 24, 33. 
Joseph, 24, 25. 
Judge, 28. 
Michael, 24. 
NancY, 24. 
Rhoda, 24. 
Timothy, 24 
William, 24 

Barnes, 

:Mary, 109. 
BatteUe, 

Colonel, 17, 22, 23. 

Cornelius, 23. 

Ebenezer, 22. 23. 

Louise, 23. 

Thomas, 23. 

Baxter, 

Bessie Inez, 139. 
Sarah (Boardman), 139. 
Wilson, 139. 

Bazler, 

Charles, 115. 
Ida, (Johnson), 115. 
Oakland F., 115. 
Seward All, 115. 

Beard, 

Rebecca Emma, 90. 
Bennett, 

Sarah A., 78. 

Bent, 

Daniel, 29. 
Dorcas, 29. 
Nahum, 29. 
Silas, 29. 

Betts, 

Albert, 69. 
Julia, 69. 
Laura, 69. 
Nancy (Hurst), 69. 
Thomas, 69. 
Uriah, 69. 

Billings, 

Ebenezer, 159. 
Joseph, 160. 
Roger, 160. 

Blennerhasset, 



Harman, 36. 
Boardman, 

Bailey, 103. 

Bessie, 103. 

Burton. 103. 

Lewis. 103, 139. 

Sarah (Baiky), 103. 139. 

Sarah Grace,* 103, 139. 

Bolton, 

John, 18S. 
Books, 

David, T., SI, 120. 
Frank E., 81, 120. 
Harrv S., 120. 
Kate' (Froblet), 120. 
Linnie Mav, SI. 120. 
Maria (Mi'ller). 81, 120. 
Mary Flora, 81. 
Oscar E., 81, 120. 
Samuel H., 81, 120. 

BorodeU, 

Ann, 9, 154, 155, 170. 
John, 155, 155. 

Bradford, 

Maj. Robert, 20. 
Breese, 

A. M., 137. 

Carl, 137. 

Clara (Bailev). 104. 

Claude M., 137. 

Edwin Hatfit^ld, 104. 

Hannah, 137. 

Harriet (Talmadge), 104. 

Julia M., 104. 

Julia (Shipraan), 137. 

Lafe Budd, 104. 

Brigham, 

W. I. Tyler, 189. 
Brisbin, 

Helen Maud, 117. 

Norma, 117. 

Stella Sampson. 117. 

William M., 116, 117. 

Broadstreet, 

Rev. Mr., 174. 
Brocamp, 



197 



Lissette, 74. 

Brown, 

Arminta, 11(5. 
Eliza (Lonor), 124. 
George, 124. 
James, Jr., 158/ 
John, 124. 
Margaret, 76 

Bryers, 

Walter, 114. 

Buchanan, 

Frederic. 13S 
Helen Hunter. 138. 
John, 13S. 
Leila [Margaret, 138. 
Lucv (Hunter), 13S. 
Margaret, 138. 
Mary Lorena, 138. 

Bullard, 

Asa, 14. 
Eleazer, 14. 

Bundy, 

Caroline (Paine), 59, 
David Denison, 59. 
Eliza Melinda, 59, 97 
Hezekiah Sanford, 59 
Julia Ann Paine, 59, 

Burr, 

Aaron, 36. 

Burrows, 

Hannah, 160. 
Burtenshaw, 

Emma, 118. 

BusweU, 

Hannah, 190. 

Butcher, 

Benjamin, 64 
Charles, 64. 
Frank, 64. 
Henrietta, 64 
Henry, 64. 
James, 64. 
Josephine, 64. 
Lucy, 64. 
Margaret, 64. 
Mary, 64. 



96. 



80, 96 
96. 



Mildred, 64. 

Nancy (Bailey). 64. 

Butler, 

Eva Elvira, 142. 
Lady Ann, 104. 

Camp, 

John, 16. 
Campbell, 

Herman B., 118. 

Lizzie, 105. 

Carpenter, 

Frederick, 98. 
Louise, 101. 
Marv, 98. 
Sara'h, 98. 

Carrick, 

Emma, 83. 
Caumm, 

Estella, 137. 

Chalkley, 

Rebecca, 6. 

Chapman, 

Harriett, 61. 

Isaac, 61. 

Mary, 61. 

Sarah (Perkins), 61. 

Chenoweth, 
Mary, 65. 

Cherrington, 

Rev. Arthur Paine, 96, 109, 

134, 140. 
Betty (Denny), 134. 141. 
Charles Simpson, 69. 110. 
Rev. Edgar Hurst, 69, 110. 
Edith Clione, 96, 109, 1^4, 

141. 
Elizabeth (Paine), 96, 109, 

134, 140. 
Ernest Hurst, 96, 109, 134, 

141. 
Ernest Hurst, Jr., 134, 141. 
Ethel, 110. 
Frank, 110. 
Frederic, 110. 
Rev. George W., 96. 103, 

109, 134, 140. 



193 



Harold, 110. 
Helen, 110. 

Julia (Paiue), 69, 109. 
Laura, 96, 109. 
Lemuel Bun.'iy, 69, 110. 
Lora Eleanor, 69, 110. 
Mae (Ellioti), 110. 
Mary (Barues), 110. 
Mavnard, 110. 
Stella Janet. 96, 109. 
Stella (Steele), 110. 
Wanita Grace. 96. 109, 134, 

140. 
William Douglas, 96, 109. 
Rev. Williari Douglas, 69, 

109, 110. 
Rev. Willian W., 68, 69, 109 

Chesebrough, 

Abigail, 181, 187, 188. 
Abigail (Ingraham), 171, 

187, 188. 
Anna (Steveison), 183,187. 
Elisha, 188. 
Elizabeth, 1S8. 
Maria, 187. 
Nathaniel, 154. 
Samuel, 183, 187, 188. 
Sarah, 188. 

William. 183. 184, 185, 186, 
187, 188. 

Chestnut, 

Charles Sumner, 75, 116. 
Earl Acton, 75, 116. 
James, 75, 115. 
Jeanette Luella, 75, 115. 
Katherine Estella, 75, 116. 
Pauline (Johnson), 75, 115. 

Choate, 

Francis, 14. 
Isaac, 14. 

Claar, 

Ripley C, 118. 

Claggett, 

Elizabeth, 100. 
Clark, 

John, 16. 
Coffman, 



Caroline (Hnwk), 91. 
Claude, 91. 
J. C, 91. 

Cogswell, 

Abigail, 24. 
Daniel, 24. 
Job, 24. 
John, 24. 
Peleg, 24. 

Cole, 

Bertina Grace, 144. 
Bert Meno, 143. 
Cecil Gerald, 144. 
Chester Rav. 143. 
Clifford Ben. 143. 
Earl Meno, i43. 
Grace (Kendall), 143. 
Harvey Leland, 144. 
Walter Robert, 143. 

Cook, 

Andrew Clark, •>4. 

Bennett, 44, 45, 55, 56, 86. 

Hannah (.Jarues), 41. 

Hannah (Johnson). 45, 55. 

Harriet, 45. 

James, 45. 

John James, 45. 

Capt. Joseph, Jr., 42, 43, 45. 

Nancy, 42, 43. 

Pardon, 45. 

Cooke, 

Bennett, 56, 57. 

Charles Hildreth, 56. 

Clara Betty, 57, 87. 

Fannv M., 57. 87. 

Frances V., 56, 86. 

Hannah, 56. 86. 

Harriet, 55. 85. 

Henry C, 50. SO. 

Jeptha Kinclieloe, 57. 

Hon. John James, 56. 57,87. 

Julia, 57, 89. 

Julia (Devol), 56, 86. 

Julia (Kinclieloe), 55, 85. 

Laura, 56, 57. 

Letha (Devol), 57. 87. 

Maria, 56, 85. 

Mary F., 50. 86. 

Mary James, 57. 

Paul, 45, 55. 85. 



199 



Sarah, 55, 85. 


Charles, 27. 




Sophia, 57. 


Edmund, 27. 




Sophia (Kincheloe), 57, 87. 


Fanny, 27. 




Cornell, 


John, 27. 
Luther, 27. 




Murray, 145. 


Mary, 27. 




Colton, 


Stephen, 27. 




John, 183. 


William. 27. 28. 
Capt. William. 27. 




Couch, 


Danielson, 




James, 16. 


Col. Timothy. .S9. 




Cowden, 


Dascomb, 




Anna Haves, 74. 
ClilTord Ree.lv. 74. 


Ella, 84. 




Edgar H., 73.' 


Davidson, 




Emma, 73. 


Elizabeth, 102. 




Jennie, 73. 


Helen Dudley, 102. 




Mary Bennett. 73. 


Joshua, 102. 




Romaine (Ralhburn), 73. 






Rev. Truman S., 73. 


Davis, 




Crawford, 


Jonas, 32, 33. 
Sarepta, 81. 




Clara (Welles), 127. 






Cornelia Chapin, 127. 


Deems, 




Harry, 127. 


Jane, 04. 




Welles, 127. 






Crouch, 


Denison, 




Elizabeth, li>2. 


Abigail, 160. 
Agnes ( ;. 152. 




Currie, 


Amy, 160. 




Hannah E., 77. 


Ann, 158, 159. 160. 






Ann (Borodell), 147, 


155, 


Cushing, 


156, 158. 




Elizabeth, 24. 


Avery, 160. 




Henry, 24. 


Borodell, 158. 




Nathaniel, 24. 


Christopher. 160. 




Col. Nathanitl 17, 20, 24. 


Daniel, 149. 1.59, 160. 




Sally, 24. 


Maj. Gen. F-aniel. 143, 


149, 


Thomas, 24. 


150, 151, 152, 153, 154. 


Vamum, 24. 


Desire, 160. 




Cushman, 


Edward, 14S, 149, 150, 
153 159. 


152, 


Victor Nilssen, 136. 


Elizabeth, 149, 152. 




Cutler, 


Esther, 7, 8. 10, 37, 39, 


148, 


ilanasseh, 11. 


160, 161. 






George, 149. 151, 152, 


153, 


Dalby, 


157, 158, 159. 




Emeline, 94. 


Capt. Georg-". 9, 10. 39, 


147, 




148, 149, 150, 151, 


153, 


Dana, 


154, 155, 1.50, 1.57, 


158, 


Augustus, 27. 


160, 109. 172, 173. 


174. 


Betsy, 27. 


Hannah, 154, 160. 





200 



Haunali (Biarows). 160. 
Hannah (Tyler), lt)U. 
John, 149. 150, 151, 152, 153. 

159, 160. 
Capt. John B., 15S. 159,163. 
Joseph, 160 
Luce, 152. 
Lucy, 160. 
Margaret, 138. 
Margaret (Monck), 148, 151, 

152, 153. 
Martha, 149. 
Mary, 152, ;5S, 160. 
Nathan, 160. 
Phebe, 159. 

Phebe (Lay). 159, 160. 
Robert, 159. 
Samuel, 159. 
Sarah, 153, 154, 159, 182. 
Thankful, 100. 
William, 9, 10. 148, 149, 
150, 151, 152. 153, 157, 
158, 159, 160, 182, 190. 

Denning, 

Dorothy, 120. 

Georgia (Miller), 119, 120. 

Leslie B., 120. 

Leslie Burk Jr., 120. 

Denny, 

Betty Clifford, 134, 141. 

De Vaughan, 
Laura, 64. 

Devol, 

Frances, 56. 
Julia Maria, 56. 

Devoll, 

Barker, 24. 
. Charles, 24. 

Christopher. 24, 25. 
Frances, 24. 
Henry, 24. 
Cap. Jonathan, 24. 
Nancy, 24. 
Sallie, 24. 
Silas, 24. 

Dewey, 

Admiral George, 154. 

Dickason, 



Cornelia. 92. 

Dickey, 

Fanny Mary, 62. 

Dixon, 

Alfred, 122, 123. 
George Alfred, 123. 
Leonard Gold, 123. 
May (Gold). 123. 

Dodge, 

Clara, 69. , ' 
John, 27. ■ 

Dole, 

Whitten, 49. 

Daugherty, 

Draper Mallie, 119. 
Emilv Belle, 119. 
Harry M., 119. 
Lucy (Walker), 119. 

Douglas, 

John Beverly, 100. 
John Beverl.-. Jr., 100. 
Julia (Bailey), 100. 

Doyle, 

Emilly (Hur?t), 71, 111. 
John H., 71, 111. 
Lucile, 71, 111. 
Petra, 71, 111. 
Robert, 71, 111- 

Dudley, 

Patience, 149. 
Gov. Thomas, 149. 

Duling, 

Elizabeth, 6. 

Dunham, 

Daniel. 27. 
Persis, 27. 

Ebert, 

Charles, 86. 
Frances (Cooke), 86. 
John R., 66. 

Edmund, 

Miss, 182. 



Edwards, 

Cornelia (R<<thburn), 113, 



201 



145. 
David F., 113, 145. 
David Frank, 113, 145. 
Florence (Aughev), 143. 
Herman C, ■!42, 143. 
Jefferson R.. 114. 
Lottie Cecilia, 143. 
Marie, 114, 145. 

Eliot, 

Rev. John, 148. 

Elliott, 

Esther, 136. 
Mae, 110. 

Ely, 

Mary, 105. 
Victoria, 105 
Wilson, 105. 

Emerson, 

Caleb, 62. 

Elizabeth Smith, 62. 

Mary (Dana), 62. 

Ervin, 

Edgar Wells, 121. 

Ethel Fay, 121. 

Mary Adaline (Miller), 121. 

Everett, 

Harriet Anna Maria, 98, 

136. 
John Ross, 98, 136. 
Mary Shipman, 98, 136. 

Farewell, 

Jonathan, 16. 

Fay, 

Edna G., 145. 
Fearing, 

Hon. Paul, 2C. 
Fenner, 

Arthur, 162. 

Sarah, 162. 

William, 162. 

Fenwick, 

Col. George, 164. 

Ferris, 

Doritha Lois 139. 



Elsther Annette, 139. 
Frank W., 139. 
Mary (Walton), 139. 
Muriel Elizabeth, 139. 
Peter Francis, 139. 
Virginia, 139 
Walton Cutler, 139. 

Fiimell, 

Ralph E., 128. 
Fleehart, 

Joshua, 30. 
Foraker, 

Arthur St. Clair, 97. 

Clara Louise, 97, 136. 

Florence M., 97. 135. 

Joseph B. (Capt.) (Sena- 
tor), 96, 97. 135. 

Joseph Benson, Jr., 97, 135. 

Julia (Bundy), 96, 97, 135. 

Julia Bundy, 97, 136. 

Ford, 

Reuben, 157. 

Fowler, 

C E 111 

Harold Doyle, 111. 
Louise Hobson, 111. 
Lucile (Doyle), 111. 
Margaret Ella, 111. 
Robert Charles, 111. 

Franklin, 

Benjamin, 168. 

Froblet, 

Kate, 120. 

Frye, 

Louis, 138. 
Fuchoberger, 

Minnie F., 143. 
Fuller, 

James, 66. 

Lucy Matilda, 66. 

Mary (Walker), 66. 

Gace, 

John, 151, 152. 

Gibson, 



202 



Colonel, 82. 


Richard, 26. 


J. L., Go. 


Susan, 26. 


Gifford, 


Greenslade, ' 


Jeiuiie, 98. 


Joanna, 171, 173. 


Gilliland, 


Guthrie, 


Edward, 126 


T., 27. 


Floreuce Bell, 123. 


George Edward, 125, 12t5. 


Hammond, 


Margaret Elizabeth, 120. 


Eleanor. 87. 


Marv (Long), 126. 


Faunv (Cooke), 87. 


Xellie, 126. 


Frank L., 87. 


Pauline, 126. 


Frank Lloyd, 87. 


Gillespie, 

,48. 


James, 87. 
Lillian, 87. 


Mary Carr, 87. 


Gillet, 


Sophia, 87. 


Lucy C, 67. 


William, 87. 


Gold, 


Hansen, 


Addie (ililler), 82, 122. 


Charles David, 119. 


Earl Samuel 82. 


Charles M., 119. 


George Allen, S2, 122. 


Lucinda (Miller). 119. 


George Leonard, 82. 


Norma Knight, 119. 


Harriet Pearl, 82. 


Hare, 


Laura Jane, 82. 
May Maria, 82, 122. 
William Conrad, 82. 


Blanche, 71. 

Claude, 71. 

Dr. Daniel A., 71. 


Goldsworthy, 


Elizabeth (Hurst), 71. 


Ethel Eliza, 144. 


Ernest, 71. 


Goodale, 


Harriman, 


Betsy, 25. 


John C, 125. 


Cynthia, 25. 


John Clifforc^ 12.5. 


Henrietta, 25. 


Nellie (Long), 125. 


Lincoln, 25. 

Maj. Nathan, 20, 25. 

Sally, 25. 


Harrow, 


Rev. John, 133. 


Susan, 25. 


Harwood, 


Timothy, 25 


Elizabeth, 49. 


Gordon, 


Haskell, 


George H., 87. 
Harry, 87. 


Capt. Jonathan, 26. 


Letha (Cooke), 87. 


Hatcher, 


Graham, 


Elmer L.. 134, 141. 


Bessie M., 132. 


Paul Cherrington. 134, 141. 




Robert James, 134, 141. 


Greene, 


Wanita (Cherrington), 134, 


Griffin, 26. 


141. 


James, 138. 




Phebe, 26. 


Hawk, 


Philip, 26. 


Amanda Illeanor, 57, 90. 



203 



Caroline (Faine), 57, 91. 
David Wihnot, 57, 91. 
Eliza Ophelii. 57. 91. 
Emma (Beard), 90. 
Eugene Owen. 90. 
Francis Asberry, 57, 90. 
Francis Wilmot, 90. 
George Clifford, 90. 
Jacob W., 57, 90. 
James Monroe, 57, 90. 
Lillie :Melis?a. 90. 
Marv E.. 57. 91. 
Mary ([Marriott), 90. 
Melissa Abigail, 57, 90. 
Melissa (Fame), 57, 90. 
Stella, 90. 

Hawkins, 

Elizabeth, 69. 

Hawley, 

Frederika, 70. 

Hildreth, 

Doctor, 11, 17. 
Hitchcock, 

Albert C, 108. 

Kite, 

M. P., 105. 

Hoffman, 

Arthur Sullivant, 67, 106. 
Charles Bardwell, 51. 
Cornelia Virginir,, 51, 67. 
Daniel, 42, 50, 66, 106. 
Maj. Daniel Webster, 51, 67, 

68, 108. 
David Allen, 51, 67, 106. 
Douglas Piipley, 68. 
Edgar Brown, 67, 107. 
Edith Frances, 106. 
■ Edith Francis, 140. 
Effie Louise, 67, 107. 
Emily (Smith), 67. 106. 
Florence Delano, 68, 108. 
Frank Ferno. 66. 
Frank (Watterhouse), 106, 

140. 
Harry Bro'mn, 66. 
Helen, 140. 
James Fuller, 66, 105, 106, 

140. 
John Adams, 67, 107. 



John James, 50. 
Josie (Miles), 140. 
Julia (James), 50, 66. 
Lucy (Fuller), 66, 105. 
Lucy (Gillett), 68, 108. 
Lvne Starliii'- Sullivant, 106 
Jiary Ely, 106. 
Mary (James), 100. 
Mary (Sullivant), 67, 106. 
Ripley C, 106, 140. 
Ripley Christian, 51, 66, 67, 

105. 106. 107. 
Victoria (Ely). 106. 
William Gillett, 68. 

Holman, 

Mabel Cassine, 8, 172. 
Holmes, 

Joshua, 171, 188. 
Home, 

Mary Margaret, 102. 
Hover, 

Blanche C, 91. 

Clarence A., 91. 

David F., 91. 

Mary (Hawk), 91. 

Hoyt, 

Ezra, 27. 

Humphrey, 
Emma, 41. 

Hunter, 

Anna Harriet, 101. 
Carrie, 100, 138. 
Charles Robert, 100. 
Howard Bailey, 101. 
James, 61. 

Lucy Lorena, 101, 138. 
. Martha Aurelia, 100, 138. 
Mary Annette, 100. 
Nellie, 101. 
Robert M., 100, 138. 
Sarah (Bailev), 100, 138. 
Sarah Ethel." 101. 

Hurlburt, 

Benoni, 28. 

Hurst, 

Amanda, 59, 95. 
Bessie (Grah&m), 132. 



204 



Carl, 71. 

Carl L., 95, 132. 

Caroline E., 1^4. 

Caroline L., oS, 94. 

Carrie Grace, 94. 

Catherine (Little), 95. 132. 

Charles, 71. 

Charles B., 59, 95, 133. 

Charles S., 132. 

Clara (Dodge), 69. 

Clinton, 70." 

Clyde W., 94. 131, 

C. Scott. 94. 131. 132. 

David L., 58, 93, 94, 130. 

Denison. 51, 70. 

Dewitt W., 132. 

Douelas T., 59, 95, 133. 

E. Corlene, 133. 

Edith, 71. 

Eliza, 58. 

Elizabeth, 71. 

Elizabeth Cecilia, 51, 71. 

Elizabeth (Hawkins), 70. 

Elizabeth (James). 51. 6S. 

Ella (Patterson), 94, 131. 

Ella (Warner), 95, 133. 

Elwin L.. 9.5, 132. 

Emeline (Dalby), 94, 130, 

Emily Lucretia, 51, 71. 

Ethel M,, 95, 133. 

Eugene, 70. 

Flora, 69. 

Florence (Morrison), 133. 

Frances (Reniinpton), 132. 

Frederic A., 132. 

Frederika (Hawley), 71. 

George, N., 95. 

Gilbert S., 95, 133. 

Harry, 71. 

Harrv Alkire, 132. 

Helen J.. 131. 

Hooper, 51, 68. 

Hortense (Asbauph), 131. 

Jeanette M., 133. 

J. M., 132. 

John, 70. 

John A., 1.32. 

John Nelson, 58, 93. 

John Rathburn, 51, 69. 

Joseph M., 58, 74, 95, 132. 

.Joseph N., 94. 

Julia Ann, 51, 59, 69. 

Laura (Morrow), 95, 133. 



Lemuel J., 95 132. 

Levi James. 51, 69. 

Louisa Hern^.ione, 51, 71. 

Lulu Catherine, 94. 

Luther, 70. 

^ladge, 70. 

Marguerite W., 133. 

Mary, 69, 70 

Mary Katheryn, 132. 

Marv Ix)uise, 131. 

JIary (Rockwell), 71. 

Marv (Trimble), 70. 

Maud. 70. 

Mavnard, 131. 

Meilie, 94, 131. 

Minnie, 69. 

Myrtle, 95, 133. 

Nancy. 51, 69. 

Olive (Alkire), 132. 

Pauline, 131. 

R. Harold, 95 

Robert. 132. 

Roy W., 95, 133. 

Samuel H. (Gen,), 51, 70,71 

Sarah (Paine), 58, 93, 

S. Louise, 94. 

William, 71 

William Fletcher, 51, 71. 

Wilson R., 58, 94, 131. 

Hutchinson, 

Ann, 148. 
Ingraham, 

Abigail, 187. 

Mary, 188. 

William, 188, 

Jacksor 

Tho. as J., 88. 

James, 

Abel, 5. 

Abigail, 24, 41, 45, 16L 

Anna, 2.3, 40, 41, 161. 

Chalklev, 6. 

Ripley Currie, 77, 117. 

Charles Curtland, 53, 77, 78, 

117. 
David M.. 53, 76. 
Edmund J.. 6. 
Edward Mitchell. 53, 79, 
Eliza. 44, 54, 
Elizabeth, 44. 51. 



205 



Eliza Eliznbetli. 53. 79. 
Elmer Clinton. 79. 
Esther, 23. 40. 4S, IGl. 
Esther (Denison). 13, 40.41 
Florence Edn?, 79. 
Franklin. 53. 70. 
Grace Ella. ;9, 117. 
Hannah, 24, 40, 44, 161. 
Hannah (Currie), 77. 117. 
Harnieon, 44, 54. 
Ida Mav, 53! 80. 
Janet (Mitchell), 117. 
Capt. John, 5. «. 7, S. 10, 13, 

14, 23, 3(3. 37, 3S. 39. 40. 

41, 46, 140. 160, IGl. 
John (Jr.. Hon.. Maj.). 5, 6, 

7, 24, 33. 34, 35, 40. 42, 44, 

49, 53, 72, 78, 161. 
John Denison. 44. 52, 53, 76, 

78. 

John Ripley, 53, 76. 

Julia, 44, 50. 

Lydia, 6. 

Margaret, 6. 

Margaret Eveline, 117. 

Mary Beatrice, 79. 

Mary Denver, 106. 

Mary Eleanor 53, 79. 

Matlller, 53. 

Nancy, 44, 50. 

Nancy (Cook), 44, 49. 

Nancy Cook, 53, 76. 

Oota Bell, 79. 

Philip, 6. 

Polly, 24, 40, 46, 161^ ~ 

Ripley Currie, 77, 117. 

Roanna, 44, 51. 

Samuel, 161. 

Sarah, 79. 

Sarah (Bennett), 79, 117. 

Sarah (Mitchell), .53. 76. 

Silas Edward, 79. 

Simeon, 24. 40. 

Susannah, 7, 23, 40. 41, 161. 

Thomas, 24, 40, 161. 

Thomas Denison, 53. 76. 

Tryphena, 53, SO. 

William, 6. 14, 16, 24, 40, 

41, 44, 161 
William B., 6. 
Zachariah Ragon, 53, 78, 79, 

117. 



Jeffrey, 

George, 137. 
Harriet (Everett), 137. 
Phineas Cicero, 136, 137. 
William Everett, 137. 

Johnson, 

Adelia, 52. 

Benjamin. 44. 

David Todd, 75, 115. 

Dr. Elihu, 51, 52, 74. 

George W., 52. 74. 75, 115. 

Hershal V. 75, 115. 

Ida B., 75, 115. 

Joseph, 75. 

Julia Ann, 63. 

Julia James, 52. 76. 

Leonidas, 52. 

Lucretia. 52, 75. 

Mary (Ridgeway), 75, 115. 

Pauline, 52, 75. 

Roanna (Rathburn), 52, 74. 

Jones, 

Charles W., 124. 
Miles, 79. 

Kahley, 

Charles L., 126. 
Christopher F., 126. 
Dunham M., 126. 
Liiiza (Long), 126. 

Karshner, 

Donald B., 120. 

James, 120. 

Linnie (Books), 120. 

Kendall, 

Grace Ellen, 112, 143. 
Joseph Floyd, 143. 
. Joseph Miller. 112, 143. 
Minnie (Fuchoberger), 143. 
Roanna (Throckmorton), 

112, 143. 
Rev. William, 112, 143. 
William J., 113. 

Kerr, 

George, 28. 
ilathew, 28. 

Kibbee, 

EUzabeth, 107. 



206 



Grace (Long), 107. 
John L., 107. 
John Long, 107. 

Kincheloe, 

Jeptha, 55, IG. 
Julia A., 55. 
Sophia K., 56. 

Knowles, 

James, 27. 
Koon, 

Minnie A., 111. 
Lafaber, 

Donald J., 127. 
Eliza (Long), 127. 
Ella Grace, 127. 
Harry, 127. 
Harry Frank, 127. 
Margaret Catherine, 127. 

Lamb, 

Robert, 101. 
, 101. 

Lay, 

Phebe, 158, 162, 163. 
Robert, 158. 162, 163. 
Sarah (Tully), 162. 

Levins, 

Betsy, 27. 
Esther, 27. 
Fanny, 27. 
John, 27. 
Capt. John, 27. 
Joseph, 27. 
Matilda, 27. 
Nancy, 27. 

Lewis, 

Cora, 64. 
Perry, 64. 

Lincoln, 

Joseph, 27. 

Little, 

Catherine S., 94. 
Nathaniel, 25. 

Livingston, 

Governor, 23. 



Lloyd, 

Bertha Doyle. 111. 
Marian Frazier, 111. 
Petra (Doyle), 111. 
Petra Jane. 112. 
William F., 111. 

Long, 

Amanda, 55, 83. 

Amanda L.. 83, 124. 

Andrew, 54. 55. 83. 

Andrew A., S3, 125. 

Charles A., 84, 126. 

Charles C, 84. 

Cornelia (Hoffman), 67,107 

Cornelia V., 84. 126. 

Cornelia Virginia, 67, 108. 

Daisy, 84. 

Edna, 83. 

Effie Alice. 83, 124. 

Elias, 55. 83, 124. 

Elizabeth Lena, 83. 125. 

Eliza Flora. 84, 127. 

Eliza James, 83. 124. 

Eliza (James), 54. 5.5. S3. 

Ella (Dascomb), 84. 126. 

Emma (Carrick), S3, 124. 

Fannv, 67. 

Frank J., 84, 127. 

Grace Correli. 67, 107. 

Gwendolvn Frances, 127. 

Harry Bertis, 107. 

Harry Hoffman, 67, 107. 

Helen Maxire, 127. 

Herbert, 67. 

Howard J., 84. 

Jacob A., 55, 84, 126. 

James Denison, 84. 

John F., 84. 

John James, 55, 84. 126. 

John L., 67, 107. 

Lilly Dale, 83, 124. 

Luiza E., 84, 126. 

Mary Frances, 83. 125. 

Nellie Boles, 83, 12-5. 

Sarah (McNeil). 84, 126. 

Stella Marie, 67, 107. 

Stella (Shack), 127. 

Susan (McCIure), 107. 

William, 84. 

Mr., 26. 
Lonta, 

Delia, 74. 



207 



Loring, 

Bathsheba, 25. 
Charlotte, 25. 
Daniel, 25. 
Israel, 25. 
Jesse, 25, 26. 
Luba, 25. 
Polly, 25. 
Rice, 25, 26. 

Lovett, 

Mary, 189. 

Lucas, 

Clifford, 114. 

Earl, 114. 

Eliza (Rathburn), 74, 114. 

George, 74, 114. 

Gwendolyn (Simpson), 114. 

Mary, 74. 

Raymond, 114. 

Lyons, 

John, 99. 

McCluer, 

Anna Elizabeth, 129. 
Annie (McKinney), 129. 
Birdie (Baker), 129. 
Charles Forrer Anderson, 89 
Clara (Cook), 89, 129. 
Daisy (Stork), 129. 
Earl Hamilton, 89. 
Henry Randolph. 89, 129. 
James Steele 89, 129. 
John Cameron, 89, 129. 
John Grigsby, 89. 129. 
Judge John Grigsbv. 87, 89, 

129.' 
Julia Thompson, 129. 
Lawrence Moss, 89. 
Mary Cooke. 89. 
Mary (Thompson), 129. 
Virginia Cook, 129. 

McClure, 

Andrew, 60. 
Mary (Devol), 60. 
Sarah Devol. 60. 
Susan, 107. 

McCurdy, 

John T., 116. 



McDonough, 

Joseph, 178. 
McDowell, 

Mary, 188. 

McElroy, 

Rev. B. L., 110. 

Enid Cherrington, 110. 

Jean, 110. 

Lillian, 111. 

Lora (Cherrir.gton), 110. 

Mildred, 110. 

McGhee, 

Susan, 119. 

McKinney, 

Annie Laurie, 129. 

McNeil, 

Sarah, 84. 

Marriott, 

Mary A., 90. 
Martin, 

Lena F., 79, 118. 

Mary (James), 79, 118. 

Samuel G., 79, 118. 

Susanna, 6. 

Mason, 

Amy Blanch, 122. 

Capt. John, 9, 155, 157, 164, 

174. 
Rebecca, 188. 

Mathews, 

Doctor, 27. 

Mathias, 

Henry, 99. 

Matthews, 

Caroline Paine, 135. 

Florence, 135 

Florence (Foraker), 135. 

Foraker, 135. 

Mary Ann Randolph, 135. 

Randolph, 135. 

Mattoon, 

Arthur ^Maxwell, 103. 
Arthur Maxwell, Jr., 103. 
Edith, 103. 
Eliza (Bailey), 103. 



208 



Winifred, 103. 

Mayo, 

Daniel, 22. 

Medert, 

Elizabeth, 120. 

Meeks, 

Isaac, 16.* 

Merritt, 

Capt. A. J., 99. 
Messenger, 

Amanda (Long). 125. 

Dr. Asa C, 124, 125. 

Erailv, 125. 

Harold. 125. 

Lois, 125. 

Miles, 

Benjamin Buckminster, 26. 
Capt. BenjacMH, 26. 
David E., 140. 
Hubbard, 26. 
Josie, 140. 
Polly, 23. 
Tappan, 26. 
William, 26. 

Millar, 

Austin, 66. 

Ck)rnelius, 50, 65. 

Cornelius Elton, 50, 65, 66. 

Elton, Jr., 66. 

Franklin, 66. 

Jane, 50, 65. 

Jessie, 66. 

Julia Ann, 50, 65. 

Kate, 66. 

Mary (Chenoweth). 66. 

Nancy (James), 50, 65. 

Rebecca, 50, 65. 

William, 60. 

Miller, 

Addie, 54, 82. 
Alexander, 54, 80. 
Alonzo, 54, 81, 82. 121. 
Amy (Mason), 122. 
Avery Floyd, 122. 
Barbara, 54. 
Bertha May, 82, 121. 
Besse Elizabeth. 81. 



Caroline Bur.dv, 82. 122. 
David Allen, 82, 119, 122. 
Capt. David Allen, 54, SO, 

81, 119. 
David Eben, 122. 
PMward, 54. 
Elizabeth Cleo. 122. 
Elizabeth (Rookc), 82, 121. 
Elizabeth Eooke, 82, 122. 
Emily. 54, 80 
Emily Annette, 82, 121. 
Georgia. 81. 120. 
Harmeon (Jo me?). 54, 80. 
Jesse Jerome, 82. 
Joseph, 35. ' 
Lucinda Jane. 81, 119. 
Lucinda (Rathburn), 81. 119 
Maria. .54. 81. 
Mary Adaline, 82, 121. 
Marv E.. 54, 80. 
Mary Mav, 81. 119. 
Mary Pauline, 122. 
Ruth Caroline. 122. 
Sarepta (Davis), 81. 

Miner, 

Ephraim, 181. " 
Hannah, 181. 
Joseph, 181. 

Minor, 

Lieutenant, 173. 
Mary, 188. 
Samuel, 159. 
Thomas, 174 

Mitchell, 

Hon. Da\-id, 52, 53. 
Janet Dodge, 117. 
Sarah, 52, 53. 

Monck, 

Margaret, 151, 152. 

Morgan, 

James, 174. 

Morrison, 

Charles, 128. 
Rev. diaries. 133. 
Florence J.. 133. 
Juliette Corinne. 128. 
Juliette (Van Winkle), 128. 
Rozalie Zell, 128. 



209 



Morrow, 

George, 94. 
Laur£l, 95. 

Mott, 

Captain, 39. 

Munsell, 

Leander, 29. 
Levi, 29. 

Newell, 

James E'^ward, 130. 

Newjyort, 

Newton, 114. 

Oaks, 

Joel, 29. 

Ohier, 

Clara (Paine). 58, 93. 
Elizabeth Roby, 93. 
James Oswel), 93. 
Katharine, 93. 
Willard Paine, 93. 

Oliver, 

Alexander, 28. 
Col. Alexander, 28. 
Betsy, 29. 
David, 28. 
John, 28. 
Launcelelot, 28. 
Lucre tia, 29 
Mary, 29. 
Mehala, 29. 
SaUy, 29. 

Packer, 

James, 182. 

Paine, 

Abigail (James), 45, 57. 
Alice (Wilcox), 92, 130. 
Bennett Roby, 58, 92, 130. 
Caroline, 46^ 59. 
Clara May, 58, 93. 
Cornelia (Dickason), 92, 130 
David. 46. 

Judge David. 45, 46, 57. 
David Sanford, 53, 92. 
Delia Elizabeth, 58, 93. 
Eliza, 46. 



Elizabeth Ophelia, 59, 69, 

96, 108. 
Elizabeth (Roby). 58, 91. 
Fannie (Alien), 92. 
Fannie Elizabeth, 92, 130. 
Howard Shepard. 92, 130. 
James Basil. 5S, 91, 92, 130. 
Jonathan Douglas, 46, 59, 

68, 69, 95. 108. 
Joseph Arthur, 92. 
Julia (Hurst), 59, 69, 95, 

108. 
Kate (Richmond), 130. 
Laurence Wilcox, 93. 
Lemuel Sheo'ierd, 46, 58, 91. 
Mary Caroline. 53. 
Melissa. 46, 57. 
Sarah, 46, 58. 
Thomas Deniron, 46. 
William, 92. 
William Demson, 58, 93. 

Palmer, 

Daniel, 159, 182. 
George, 160. 
Gersham, 158. 

Palmes, 

Ann (Humphrey), 181. 
Samuel, 181. 
Susannah, 181. ' 
William, 181. 

Patker, 

Cecil, 133. 
Patterson, 

Benjamin, 27, 28. 
EUa, 94. 

Peckham, 

Lydia, 6. 
Perrine, 

America Virginia, 113. 
Perry, 

Newton, 100. 

Peter, 

Captain, 39. 

Pfister, 

Adalyn Louise, 122. 
Elizabeth fMiller), 122. 
Harry R., 122. 



210 



Phelps, 

Dr. Charles, 160 

Phillips, 

Elizabeth, 64. 
Pickering, 

Timothy, 28. 
Pierce, 

Isaac, 25. 

Joseph, 25. 

Phebe, 25. 

Samuel, 25. 

Pixley, 

Elijah, 29. 

Plumer, 

Jonathan, 27. 

Potts, 

Carrie (Hunter), 138. 

George W., 138. 

Joseph, 138. 

Lennard Hunter, 138. 

Nancy, 138. 

Neva Lucretia, 138. 

William, 181. 
Prentice, 

Sarah, 158. 
Putnam, 

A. W., 25. 

Ezra, 16. 

George, 29. 

Col. Israel, 22, 29. 

Gen. Rufus, 11. 

William Pitt, 25. 

Quaintance, 
C. L., 116. 
Dale B.. 116. 
Gladys, 116. 
Hazel M., 116. 
Ida (Sampson), 116. 
Russel Sampson, 116. 

Rathbum, 

Charles, 52. 
Charles B., 74, 114. 
Cornelia Vir:?inia, 73, 113. 
Delia (Lonta), 74, 114. 
Eliza, 52, 74. 



Harriet, 52. 

Harriet Cooke, 72. 

Ida, 74. 114. 

John, 52, 72. 73, 113. 

Dr. John W., 51, 52, 72. 

Joseph, 52, 73, 74. 

Lucinda, 80. 

Minerva (Tomlinson), 73, 

113. 
Ripley, 73. 

Roanna (Janies), 52, 72. 
Romaine, 52. 73. 

Remington, 

Frances T., 131. 
Rice, 

Maj. Oliver, 26. 

Richardson, 
Annie, 182. 

Ridgeway, 

Mary Ann, 75. 
Robbins, 

Charles, 64. 
Roby, 

Elizabeth, 58. 
Rockefeller, 

John D., 172. 
Rockwell, 

Mary, 71. 

Rogers, 

Captain, 16. 

, 107. 

John, 149. 

Rooke, 

Elizabeth, 8g. 

Roop, 

General, 42. ^ 

Rouse, 

Barker, 26. 
Bathsheba, 21, 26. 
Betsy, 26. 
Cynthia, 26. 
John 21, 26. 
Michael, 26. 
Robert, 26. 
Ruth, 26. 
Stephen, 26. 



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St. Clair, 

General, 11. 
Governor, 20. 

Safford, 

Hannah, 189. 
Col. Robert, 36. 

Sampson, 

Ida Bell, 76. 116. 
Maud, 77. 117. 
Xancv (Jaiiips). 76. 116. 
Stella Myrtle. 70. 116. 
Rev. Wiliiam A., 76, 116. 

Sanford, 

Mr., 27. 
Sargent, 

Algernon, 65. 

Julia, 65. 

Minnie, 65. 

Rebecca (Millar), 65. 

Samuel, 65. 

Satterlee, 

William, 182 
Saxton, 

Joseph, 154. 
Schadle, 

John F., 122. 
Schell, 

Mary, 128. 

Schellenger, 

Bertha (Miller), 121. 
Dorothy May, 122. 
Oscar P., 121. 
Vivian Gail, 121. 

Scott, 

John, 60. 
Mary Ann, 60. 
Nancy, 60. 

Seaman 3, 

Addie, 98. 
Almira, 98. 
Alvin, 98. 

Seiford, 

Doctor, 115. 



Shack, 

Stella, 127. 
Shepard, 

Calvin, 29. 
Colonel, 29. 
John, 2S. 
R. 0., 29. 

Sharer, 

Ehvipht E., 117. 

Maud (Sampson), 117. 

Samuel. 117. 

Shipman, 

Addie (Seamans), 99. 

Annie Maud, 99, 138. 

Arthur Bartlett. 99, 137. 

Birdie Emma, 137. 

Charles F., 60. 

Charles Frederick, 98, 137. 

Estella (Caumm). 138. 

Frederick, 60, 98. 

Harry Lerov. 99. 

Jennie (Gifford). 99, 137. 

Jennie (Thomas), 137. 

Joshua. 60. 

Joshua Seth, 60. 98, 99, 137. 

Julia Maria, 60, 99. 

Julia Sloper, 99, 137. 

Lyie, 137. 

Maria (Bailev), 60, 98. 

Mary Sibyl, 60, 98. 

Minnie, 99. 

Myrtle, 138. 

Sarah (Carpenter), 98, 137. 

Sibyl, 60. 

Simpson, 

Bailess, 76. 
Charles, 76. 

Eliza (Lucas), 74, 114. 
Fanny, 74, 114. 
Gwendolyn, 114. 
Herschel, 74, 114. 
Lucretia (Johnson), 76. 
Lucy, 74, 115. 
Maud, 74. 
Michael, 74, 115. 
Robert, 74. 114. 
William, 75, 76. 

Sinclair, 

David B., 99, 100. 



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Ella Richmond. 100. 
Plunter B., 100. 
John North, 100. 
Lvdia (Baikv), 100. 
:M":.rv Gertrude. 100. 
Rodney Boise, 100. 

Slope r, 

Byron, 98. 
Carrie, 98. 
Mary (Everett), 98. 

Smith, 

Dudley Hoffman, lOS. 
Einilv, 67. 

Florence (Hoffman), 108. 
Frank Dudley, 108. 
Stephen, 27. 

Spangler, 

Jeanette, 115. 

Speelman, 

Effie (Long), 124. 
Elias ih, 12-1. 
Gladys Pearl, 124. 
Sanford R., 124. 
Vance, 124. 

Stacey, 

John, 16. 

Philip, 15. 

Col. William. 15. 

Stafford, 

Rev. Edward R., 131. 
Mellie Hurst, 131. 
Miriam Keuyon, 131. 
Thomas H., 'l31. 
Willis Lincoln, 131. 

Stanton, 

C. H., 181. 
John, 160. 
Samuel, 158 
Thomas, 154.. 

Stapleton, 
Eliza, 63, 
Joshxia, 63. 
Sarah Jane, 63. 

Steele, 

Stella, 110. 



Sterling, 

Deborah, 181. 

Stevens, 

Margery, 163, ISO. 
Stevenson, 

Anna, 183, 184. 

Peter, 183. 

Stone, 

Augustus, 27. 

Benjamin Franklin, 24, 27. 

Betsy, 27. 

Columbus. 27. 

Harriet, 27. 

Israel, 27. 

Capt. Israel, 27. 

Jasper, 27. 

Capt. Jonathan, 17, 24. 

Lydia. 27. 

Matilda, 27. 

Polly, 27. 

Rufu* FutnJim, 24. 

Samuel, 24. 

Sardine, 27. 

Stork, 

Daisy, 129. 
Story, 

Rev. Daniel, 23. 
Stout, 

William, 64, 
Strider, 

Caroline Fischer, 123. 

Edith Bell, 123. 

Eliza (Atkinson)^ 123. 

Fred Coffmaii, 123. 

Milton F., 123. 

Pauline Atkinson, 123. 

Strong, 

R. W., 90. 
Sullivant, 

Mary Elizza, 66. 

Swan, 

John 2nd, 160. 
Thomas, 160. 

Symmes, 

Hon. Daniel, 29. 



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Symonds, 

Dcp. Gov. John, 149. 
Symounds, 

Harlackenden, 149. 

Taylor, 

George Hubbard, 125. 

Thayer, 

Cornelia (Long), lOS. 
Harry James, lOS. 
Jennie, 12S. 
Otis A., 108. 
Otis Long, 108. 
Virginia Annette, 108. 

Thomas, 

Jennie, 137. 

Thompson, 
Alice, 154. 
Bridget, 154. 
John, 154. 
Mary, 129. 

Thomhill, 

Frank T., 119. 

Throckmorton, 

Alonzo Joseph, 144. 
Alonzo Wellington, 72, 113, 

144. 
America (Perrine), 113,144 
Arthur Laureston, 113, 144. 
Aurilla Emmeline, 72. 
Cecilia Desire, 72, 112. 
Ethel (Goldsworthy), 144. 
Harriet Cecilia, 113, 145. 
Harriet (Rathburn), 72,112 
John Raymon, 144. 
Joseph, 72, .112. 
Mary Ellen, 72. 
Ralph Harrison, 113. 
Boanna Maria, 72, 112. 
Sarah Josephine, 72. 
Susanna, U?., 144. 

Throop, 

Zebulon, 14. 16. 

Tomlinson, 

Minerva, 72. 



Townsley, 

Eben A., 121. 
Edna, 121. ■ 
Emily (Miller), 121. 

Treat, 

Maj. Robert, 157. 
Trimble, 

Mary, 70. 
Tully, 

John, 1C2. 

Sarah (Fenner), 162. 

Tupper, 

Anselm, 16. 
Turner, 

Julia (Cooke), 89. 

Smith D., 89. 

Tyler, 

Daniel. 190. 

Hannah, 10. 160, 189. 

Hannah (Saffcrd), 190. 

Hopestill, 189, 190. 

James, 189, 190. 

Job, 189, 190. 

Capt. John, 189. 

Gen. John, 189, 190. 

Joseph, 189. 

Mary, 190. 

Mary (Lovett), 189. 

Moses, 189. 

Rev. Samuel, 189, 190. 

Van Meter, 

Clara, 120. 
Van Ness, 

Mr., 61. 

Van San, 
Mr., 30. 

Van Winkle, 

Donna Fayvette, 128. 
Hannah (Cooke), 86. 
Harriette, 85, 128. - 
Henry Cookp, 85, 128. 
Jennie (Thayer), 128. 
Juliette, 85, 'l28. 
Mary, 88. 
Man son Cooke, 85, 128. 



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Rathbone, 85, 128. 
Sarah (Cooke). 85, 128. 
W. W., 86. 

Wainwright, 

Francis King, 136. 

Joseph Benson Foraker, 136 

Julia (Foraker), 136. 

Walker, 

Anthony Burress, 80, 118. 
C. Jay, 118. 

David Anthony, 80, 119. 
Emily (Miller). SO, 118. 
Emma (Burtenshaw), 118. 
Frank Edwin^ 80, 118. 
Guy, 119. 

Katheryn Belle. 118. 
Lucy Matilda. 80. 119. 
Mary Belle, 80, 119. 
Maurice Raymond, 118. 
Myrna Lucy, 118. 
Russell Anthcnv, 118. 
Sarah, 182. 

Susan (McGhee), 119. 
William Burtenshaw, 118. 

Walton, 

Clara (Carter), 102. 
James Ren^'Ock, 102, 139. 
Rev. James, 102. 
Mary (Bailey), 102, 139. 
Mary Erne rs en, 102, 139. 

Ward, 

Frances Elizabeth, 61, 101. 
Dr. G. A., 61, 101. 
George Rollin, 61, 101. 
Henry, 61, 101. 
Mary Annette, 62. 
Mary Celest?, 61, 101. 
Orlando, (31. ' 
Susan (Bailey), 61, 101. 
Walter Payson, 61, 101. 
Dr. Walter^ 61, 62. 

Warner, 

EUa, 95. 

Watterhouse, 

Aaron, 105. 
Emily, 105. 



Frank C, 105. 

Wayne, 

General, 34. 

Welde, 

Elizabeth, 149. 

Welles, 

Clara. 85, 127. 

Edward Lyman, 86. 
George A., 85, 127. 
Harriet Aurelia, 85. 
Harriet (Cooke), So. 127. 
Julia Mary, 85. 

Wells, 

Eliza (Bundy), 98, 136. 
Harry, 98, 136. 
Han-ey, 97, 98, 136. 

Wheeler, 

Martha, 160. 

Whipple, 

Commander Abraham, 25. 

White, 

John, 27. 

Wierman, 

Clifton James, 118. 
Danner Buebler, 117, 118. 
Grace (James), 118. 

Wilcox, 

Alice L., 92. 

Williams, 

Hannah, 65. 
Isaac, 159. 
Jane (Millar), 65. 
Rebecca, 65. 
Roger, 166, 186. 
Sanford, 65. 

Wilson, 

Charles C, 126. 
Rev. John, 183. 
Minerva, 70. 

Wing, 

Oliver, 29. 



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Winthrop, Clarence David, 104. 

Governor, ir.4, 173, 175. Emma Bailey, 104. 

John, Esq., 164, 184. Howard Bailey, 104. 

John, Jr., 1S5. James, 37. 

Paul Bailev, 104. 

Witherell, Kachel Bai'ley, 104. 

Daniel, 174. Rhxiy Bailey, 104. 

,„ , Stephen, 104. 

Wood, ^ 

Caroline (Breese), 104. Wright, 

Carrie Bailey, 104. Simeon, 27. 



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