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By Mary A. (Dodge) Parsons. 


Zbe Salem press. 

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This book is published by the chiklren of Nathan Dane and 
Sarah (Shepherd) Dodge, and contains a record of their lineal an- 
cestry as far back, usually, as the I'uritan immigration, together 
with a brief notice of some of the more interesting among the col- 
lateral relatives. 

It is the genealogy of an average New Kugland family, descend- 
ed, without exception so far as is known, from the Puritans, whose 
advent on these shores has gone far to make New England's name 
prominent in the civilization of the world. 

We are like the majority, in that our forefathers liave generally 
been earnest, humble, hard-working men ; our foremothers, tender 
and true women, striving to do their duty according to the light 
shown them : but we are no less like the majority, in counting 
among our kinsmen, individuals of note — such as the world is glad 
to remember — like stars shining through the night of oblivion, 
which, soon or late, settles down on the mass of mankind. 

The method pursued in the following pages is to set down first, 
the ancestry of Nathan Dane Dodge, and second, that of Saraii, 
his wife. 

Part I will include : First, those ancestors through whom the 
name of Dodge is derived ; second, those of the name of Dane ; 
third, the pedigree of Mr. Dodge's paternal grandmother Hannah 
( Whittreihje) Dodge, and her cognate lines ; fourth, the lines of 
his maternal grandmother Hannah {Ellingwood) Dane and lines 
allied to her and to the Dodges ; fifth, the Hurnham, and other 
lines related to the Danes, etc. 

Part II. The ancestry of Mrs. Dodge will be given in a similar 

Part III will contain brief notices of interesting collaterals. 

Special notice will be given such incidents in the lives of our 
forefathers as will be of interest to those of the family who may 
wish to become members of the " Hereditary Societies," where 



eligibility to membership depends ou lineal descent from a soldier 
who has done service in either of the Colonial Wars, or in that of 
the Revolution. This will be done not because we honor warriors 
more than those who have spent their days wholly in the ways of 
peace, but since these societies are evidently of value to the com- 
munity at large, membership in them may also be a good ; and we, 
the descendants of those who have made the peace we enjoy, wish 
for our children, as did Silas Marner for his little one, " whatever 
is esteemed a good in" our " Raveloe." 

Acknowledgments are especially due Messrs. J. T. Dodge, author 
of Dodge Family ; W. F. Abbot, of Worcester ; A. A. Galloupe, of 
Beverly; Geo. Fr. Dow, of Topsfield ; Geo. B. Blodgette, of Row- 
ley; Miss Laura A. Marston, of Deerfield, N. H. ; Miss Mary 
Arvedson, of Salem ; Hon. R. S. Rantoul and Assistant Registrar 
of Probate Mr. Ezra D. Hines. 



The subject of tliis sketch wms born Dec. 11, 1808, in Linebiook 
Parish, Ipswich, Massachusetts. 

The farm, said to have once belonged to a man named I'ingree, 
was bought of Dr. Calef by Mr. Dodge's parents who came thither 
from Hamilton early in their married life. The place " is beautiful 
for situation " and its grand old elms were dearly prized by the 
man who had seen them grow from saplings to magnificent propor- 
tions, a type of the hale and vigorous manhood which was his till 
far past the psahiiist's allotment of life to man. 

He greatly enlarged the boundaries of the farm as he received 
it ; his energy and hopefulness were marvellous, always, as his 
devoted wife said of him, taking the heaviest, hardest part of any 
work to be done upon himself. 

A descendant of the Puritans, as will be seen in the coming 
pages, he not only clung to the faith of his fathers, but he shared 
the independence of forms out of which the spirit had departed, or 
into which the spirit could not come because of necessary distrac- 
tions, so characteristic of them. Our respect for him was not les- 
sened by the fact that he did not force himself and us to a mere 
formal obsei'vance of family worship when the heart was not in 
suflicieiit repose to make the service helpful ; nevertheless it was 
his rule to follow the ancient custom, and how well we recall the 
reverence with which he read from the Bible after breakfast ; fol- 
lowing his reading by an extempore prayer, while we still sat about 
the table, he always standing, his hands resting on the chair ])ack» 
lightly held, its front towards him. 

He had a beautiful tenor voice, and among the pleusantest 
recollections of his children and grandchildren is the family ren- 
dering, led by him, of familiar saci^ed songs, his toil- hardened, 3'ct 
small hand, rising and falling, very gently, in time to the music. 

With his ardently religious temperament, he could not fail to 



take an active part in the meetings for prayer and praise of his 
church, and he gave to it of his means generously, yet without os- 

Rev. Daniel Fitz, afterwards Dr. P"'itz, performed the ceremony 
which united him in marriage, May 30, 1829, with Sarah, daughter 
of John and Catharine (Howe) Shepherd. She was born in Deer- 
field, N. H. (Part II will be devoted to her and her family.) Tlieir 
golden wedding was celebrated in 1879. Eleven children were boin 
to them, of whom eight grew to manhood and womanhood. 

He died June 6, 1890 ; his beloved pastor, Rev. Wm. P. Alcott, 
gave a most appropriate address at his funeral, after which his re- 
mains were borne to rest in that cemetery of Newburyport whose 
gateway arcli meets the incoming throng of mouiners with those 
impressive and beautiful words 

"Till the day break, and the shadows flee away." 

We close, as it seems to us most fitly, with a few words taken 
from the appreciative obituary notice of him published in the 
" Essex Couuty Mercury." 

" He was a christian man and a most worthy citizen. His name 
was a synonym for honest dealing. Such an one has the promise 
of the life that now is, and of that which is to come." 


Mr. Joseph T. Dodge has given, in his excellent work " Dodge 
Family, 1629-1894," so complete a record of the entire family of 
Dodge in America that we shall simply quote from him the lineal 
ancestry of Nathan Dane Dodge. 

For biographical notices we refer the reader in most cases, to 
Mr. Dodge's Genealogy. 

N. D. Dodge's line direct is from Richard,' but in sevei'al in- 
stances there have been intermarriages with the line of Richard's 
brother William. ^ 


Jolm Dodge and his wife Mah({i<:ky had in Somersetshire, 
England, thiee sons, Richard, William and Michael, and a daughter 

Richard and William emigrated to America. 


Richard,' \nn-\\ altout l(i02; dii'd !."> .luin", 1671; mniricd 
Edith . 

He emigrated in 1038; lived in Noitii Beverly, Mass.; was a 
church member; was interested in education, "■ for. in lOoo, in a 
li.'t of twenty-one snliscribers to Harvard ('oUeii'e, his name ranks 

Kilith, his wife, boiii about 1()0;5 ; died '27 June, 1(j7S. 

John- ( AVcAa/v/'), baptized Dec. 29,1G31, in England; lived in 

what is now Wenham ; died Oct. 11, 1711 ; married Sarah , 

who died Feb. 8, 1705-6 He i)robably came witli liis fatlier 1G38 ; 
had title Lieutenant ; was deputy to General Court, was often one 
of the Selectmen ; was on the side of temperance and good order ; 
5 May, 1708, he deeded to his son Andrew, his homestead of forty 
acres, and other lauds near by. 

Andrew-^ {John ,~ Birlia nl^) , youngest son of John,- born Oct. 
29, 167G; died Feb. 17, 1717-8; married, lirst, Hannah Fisk, 
second, Sarali, daughter of Daniel and Sarali (Porter) Andrews 
or Andros, in 1704; she died June 6, 1734, in the 60th year of 
her age. He married, third, Ellinor Edwards, 14 Jan., 1735-6. 

He held town odices and was on the building committee for new 
meeting house at North Beverly for second church. 

Thomas' {Andrew,^ John,- Rich(ird^), tliird sou, fourth cliild 
of Auilrew^ and Sarah (Andrews) Dodge, born Feb. 12, 1707-8, in 
North Beverly; died in Hamlet Parish Aug. 29, 1754; nuirried 
Elizabeth Dodge, April 2, 1731. 

She was daughter of Jonathan,^ and Jerusha Kayment (born 

Luke'^ {Thomas,'^ Andrew,^ John,- Rkhurd}), eldest son of 
Thomas, born Aug., 1733; died March 15, 1827; married Dec. 6, 
1760, by Rev. J. Champney, to Hannah Whittredge ; have heard 
Nathan Daue Dodge S[)eak of him as athletic, a fine wrestler in his 
youth and, as strong and active at ninety. 

When independence was declared, he was past forty, and had 
five children, the eldest fourteen ; so there is am[)le reason for his 
remaining to support the family, especially as his son Thomas 
served as a soldier in the Revolution, and afterwards iu the 1812 
war he was in the Navy. 


Andrew*' (Luke,^ Thomas,'^ Andrew,^ John,^ Richard^), bap- 
tized in Hamlet Parish (now Hamilton), Oct. 6, 1771 ; died in 
Linebrook Parish, Ipswich, Sept. 22, 1828 ; published intention of 
marriage Oct. 15, 1796, with Elizabeth Dane. (See Dane.) Rev. 
Dr. Dana, of Ipswich, performed the marriage ceremony, and the 
Dane house was so near the line dividing Ipswich from Hamilton, 
that he gave her residence as in Ipswich, while tliat of the groom 
was given, as hers should also have been, in Hamilton. The mar- 
riage took place, as recorded in Ipswich town book, May 25, 1797. 
He was a worthy man and good citizen. Children : Samuel Dane,''' 
Eliza,''' Luke,''' Hervey,''' Nathan Dane," Livermore.^ 

Connection of Nathan Dane Dodge with the two emigrants 
Richard and William Dodge : 

1. Nathan Dane,''' Andrew ,6 Luke,^ Thomas,^ Andrew,^ John,^ 


2. Elizabeth,^ Jonathan,3 john,2 Wm.i 

3. Sarah,^ John,^ Wm.i 

4. Mary,2 Richard. i 

5. Hannah, 3 John,^ Wm.' 

6. Sarah,'^ Rich;ird.i 

Explanation : First. N. D. Dodge has descended through sons 
of the Dodge name from Richard.^ 

Second. Through his great grandmother Pvlizabeth he descended 
from William^ Dodge. 

Third. Through his grandmother Hannah (Whittredge) Dodge, 
the line is traced again to William through her grandmother Sarah 
(daughter of Capt. John Dodge), who married Moses Gage. 

Fourth. Livermore Whittredge, great-giandfather of Nathan 
D. Dodge, father of Hannah last named, was the son of Sarah, 
daughter of Zachariah and Mary (Dodge) Herrick. Mary^ was 
daughter of Richard. ^ 

Fifth. The mother of Nathan D. Dodge's mother, Hannah (El- 
lingwood) Dane, was granddaughter of Wm. and Abigail (Wood- 
bury) Ellingwood ; the last named Abigail was daughter of Ebe- 
nezer and Hannah (Dodge) Woodbury, and Han nah^ was daughter 
of Captain John,- son of Wm.^ 

Sixth. Nathan D. Dodge's great-great-grandmother on the Dodge 
side, was born Jerusha Woodbury, daughter of Peter and Sarah 
(Dodge) Woodbury. Sarah Dodge was daughter of Richard.' 


William' Dodge, camo to Salem in 1G29 ; iliod between 1G85 
and 1602; piobably born as early as 1G04 ; married anil had 
children : Capt. John,^ Capt. William, ^ Hannah. 2 Josiah Dodge, 
killed in the Narratiansett war, may have been another son. 

Selectman 1GG8, 1G74, 1676, 1679 ; 1682 was paid for service as 
deputy at General Court ; was often on committees for town inter- 
ests, also juryman, grand and petit. 

John- {William^), born 1636; died 1723; married April 10, 
1 Go'J . Sarah, daughter of John Proctor. He lived in Beverly ; served 
against the Narragansetts 1675; was deputy to General Court 
1693-96 and 1702 ; often on grand and j)etit jury, and on commit- 
tees for town and parish business. Children : John,^ William,^ 
Sarah,3 married Moses Gage ; Hannah,^ died soon ; Hannah, ^ mar- 
ried Ebeuezer Woodberry ; Martha,"' married John Gilbert ; Jona- 
than, ^ whose daughter Elizabeth married Thomas'* Dodge of the 
line of Richard. • 


Jolm' Dane of Berkhamstead and Bishops Stortford, Eug. ; 
of Ipswich and Roxbury, Mass. ; married for last wife Annis 
Chandler, widow of Wm. Chandler of Roxbury, July 2, 1643; 
buried at Roxbury Sept. 14, 1658. His will is printed in an early 
volume of N. E. Historic and Genealogical Register. 

From Hammatt Papers. — Dane or Dean, John, senior, John, 
junior, and Francis, were commoners in 1641 ; John, sen,, was 
probably father of the other two. He also had a daughter Eliza- 
beth, who married James How, senior. 

John- (John^), born probably in Berkhamstead 1612-13; died 
in Ipswich Sept. 29, 1684 ; Selectman at Ipswich 1664-69 ; married 
first, Eleanor ; second, Alice . John- subscribes to- 
wards the compensation to Major Denison, 1648; his name with 
the addition of ''senior" is in the list of those that by law are allowed 
to have their votes in town affairs 1679 ; tithing-man 1677; free- 
man 1682. 

In the record of his death he is called, "John Dane, chirugeon." 
He was the author of a seven-page paper entitled, " A Declara- 
tion of the Remarkable Providences in the Course of my Life, by 
John Dane, Ipswich." This paper may be found at the rooms, on 
Somerset street, Boston, of the N. E. Historic and Genealogical 


(His brother Francis was, according to Farmer, the second min- 
ister of Andover ; came over, it is said, with Rev. Nathaniel Rogers 
in 1636. He was ordained about 1648 ; died 17 Feb., 1696-7.) 

Will of "John Dane, Chirugion," labelled " Doct. Dean will:" 
(Date May 31, proved Sept. 30, 1684.) " To my beloved wife 
during the tearme of her life, I give that new house I built upon 
land bought of Dan'l Hovey, sen'r, to be kept in repair by my son 
John." " My will is that my son John and philemon have my 
books and manuscripts, and that Philemon divide them and that 
John chuse." 

Witnesses, John Brewer, Nehemiah Jewett. 

He gives to his sou John his farm, he " bought of Mr. Richard 

In a list of inhabitants that have shares in Plum Island 1664, the 
name of John Dane, without addition occurs twice, once among 
those who are entitled to a share and a half, or four and a half 
acres, and again among those who are entitled to one share, or 
three acres. It is probable that one of these Johns was the father, 
and the other the son. 

From Felt's History of Ipswich, Essex and Hamilton : — John 
Dane, chirurgeon, when a little boy, came with his father, first to 
Roxbury, and afterwards to Ipswich. In his diary he says, " I 
came to Ipswich (from Roxbury) when there was no path but what 
the Indians had made. Sometimes I was in it, and sometimes out 
of it." 

In 1661, his house was burned. 

John^ (John,^ John^), born about 1643-44; died Dec. or Jan., 
1707-08; married Dec. 27, 1671, Abigail Warner (daughter of 
Daniel Warner, born about 1618 ; Selectman 1662; died Sept. 9, 
1688; her mother was Elizabeth Denne, who died Nov. 1, 1659. 
Daniel Warner was son of Wm. Warner, who emigrated 1637, and 
died before 1648). 

John^ was one of the jurors in the witchcraft cases and signed 
with the rest of the twelve, the written expression of sorrow over 
the terrible mistake which had been made, fearing, that in their 
blindness, they had shed innocent blood. It is a noble document, 
considering the times in which they lived, when belief in witchcraft 
was universal. 

DanieF (JoJm,^ JoJm,^ John^), died Jan. 22, 1730 ; published 


March 16, 1714, to Lydia Day ; married second, Mary, dauiihter of 
Robert and Susanna Annablc. 

From Hammatt Papers : Mary, probably his widow, was ap- 
pointed guardian to John, aged twelve years, Mary, aged ten, 
Lydia, aged six, Nathan, aged four. At the same time John Dane 
[probably John,"* brother of Daniel'*], was appointed guardian to 
Daniel, aged fifteen years, children of Daniel Dane, late of Ipswich. 

Daniel-'' {Daniel,'^ Joha^'^ John,- John^), l)orn April 29, 1716; 
died Oct. 14, 1768; published Jan. 5, 1739, to Abigail Burnhani, 
the "grandmother," who "brought up " the little orphan girl, 
afterwards mother of Mr. Dodge. 

Daniel-'' left an estate of £1436 6s. lid. His will is on lile at 
Salem probate office. 

SamueF {Daniel,^ Daniel,^ JoJui,^ John,- John^), born Feb. 
23, 1745; died May 30, 1777; married Nov. 26,1771, Hannah 
EUingwood. He followed the trade of a joiner, and a " secretary" 
made for his brother, Hon. Nathan Dane, is now (1896) in the 
possession of Mr. Edwin Hale Abbot, a descendant of Molly, sister 
of Samuel and Nathan Dane. 

SamueF was a member of Capt. Larkin Thorndike's company 
which belonged to the Lexington Alarm Roll. It was the first foot 
company of Beverly. 

In the Essex County History, article, Beverly, Vol. I, '^ngc 700, 
we find the following : 

No troops engaged in that memorable fight had so long a distance 
to march, yet they arrived in season to participate in the skirmishes 
that followed the battle of Lexington, and assisted in driving the 
British back to Boston. 

Elizabeth'' {Samuel,^ Daniel/^ Daniel,'^ John,^ John,'^ John^) , 
born Sept. 22, 1772; died Dec. 22, 1861 ; married May 25, 1797, 
Andrew Dodge. In her face there was a marked resemblance to 
the portraits of her honored uncle, Nathan Dane, to whom she 
seemed nearer, as I have heard, than an ordinary niece, because 
she lived with his mother, who adopted her after the death of both 
her parents, within the space of a few days, when she was only 
five years old. 

Grandmother Dodge had a slight figure, of medium height, and 
was quick in her movements even when very old. 


Her keen gray eyes seemed undimmed by age, though she used 
spectaelesfor reading or sewing. She never wore the "false fi'onts" 
in vogue at that time for old ladies, but her own gray hair was tied 
at the back of her head, and the mass brought forward under her 
white lace cap, then parted across her forehead — a method strongly 
commended by another ancient dame, not nearly so old, but less 
fortunate in wealth of hair. When, as a young girl, I went to read 
to her from " Scott's Commentaries," I am afraid I enjoyed much 
more drawing out of her, stories of old days, and in particular an 
account of the one ghost she firmly believed she had seen, though 
she declared " Uncle Nathan " had no faith in ghosts ! 

She was a woman of much intelligence, of great energy and 
force of character — the princess of care-takers, always alive to what 
was going on about the farm — and she had the power of winning 
the lasting respect and love of her descendants. 

She was most tenderly cared for at the last — when for somewhat 
more than a year her mind had become clouded in some respects — 
by her daughter-in-law Mrs. Dodge, and the granddaughter who 
had been named for her, Elizabeth Dane Dodge, who married An- 
drew J. Phillips. She died at the age of eighty-nine years and three 
months, and her body was laid near that of her husband in the old 
Parish burying ground. 

The following account of her grandmother Dane was written by 
the daughter of her dearly beloved cousin Fanny (EUingwood) 
Larcom : 


" I think I was early trained into reverence for the name grand- 
mother, partly by the peculiar tone in which I always heard my 
mother mention hers, I really think that, after I was old enough 
to remember well, up to the close of her own life, few of her days 
passed without her making some allusion to this venerable lady. 
Of her parentage I know nothing. She was Abigail Burnham of 
Essex, Massachusetts, and from a family record in her own hand- 
writing, I see she was born on August 31, 1717. 

Of her history, I only know that she made an early marriage 
with Daniel Dane, a very respectable young farmer, of the adjoin- 
ing town of Ipswich, whom she long survived — living beyond eighty 
years — while he died at fifty-two, leaving her mistress of a fine 
farm and the mother of twelve children ; with all of whom, unmar- 


ried, she sat down to her first ' Thanksgivino; supper,' then the 
great New Knghiiid festival, after the death of tlieir father. 

That she was ' well born and bred,' I infer from the fact that 
she was very highly respected in her neighborhood, as a well educa- 
ted woman of tlie day, of superior wisdom and elKciency of charac- 
ter. Iler husband was a collector of the town taxes, and held other 
otlices which might have interfered with his farming occupations ; 
but, although her own domestic duties must have been onerous 
and very complicated with her very large family, she, being a very 
expert horsewoman, used to take a young child on the saddle be- 
fore her, ride round to collect the taxes at the distant farmhouses, 
and at evening ' settle up the books ' — as my grandmother told 
me she could well remember when a child — ' to help her husband.' 

It had been intended that the eldest son, Daniel, should live on 
the home farm. But when, at his father's death, he was to marry 
and enter on his new duties, it was found that the young woman, 
who was to be his wife, shrank from coming into competition with 
the elder matron — and he decided to ' take his portion ' and go to 
a new home in New Boston, New Hampshire, where he subsequent- 
ly became a wealthy and very respectable farmer. 

It was then necessary for Mrs. Dane to make a new selection 
from among her five remaining sons, of one to live with her. She 
passed over Samuel and John, who were then apprenticed to the 
trade of 'joiner' — what we now, I think, term 'cabinet-maker' — and 
decided to have Nathan, then sixteen years of age, for her farmer. 
But Nathan had other proclivities ; and, when the matter was pro- 
posed to him, modestly but firmly replied, ' Mother, I wish to go 
to college.' The surprised mother replied, ' Why, Nathan, that 
will he impossible — your older brothers cannot assist me, and if 
they could, I should prefer you.' His still firm reply was — ' Well, 
mother, I will work on the farm and do my best, until I am twenty- 
one : then I must go to college.' The subject was no more dis- 
cussed between them until he had nearly 'attained his majority.' 
But in the meantime the bonds of respect and affection grew very 
strong between tliis mother and son, and his three younger broth- 
ers, of whom two were twins, died suddenly and early of fever. 

As his twenty-first birthday approached, his mother who had 
seen how all his leisure had been devoted to reading and study, 
though none of his duties as a farmer had been neglected, began 
to feel that she could not long retain him. As he rose up from his 


favorite position by the blazing wood fire, where he had been dil- 
igently studying by its light, with only the addition of a tallow can- 
dle in an iron candlestick, held in his hand, on the evening pre- 
ceding his birthday, his mother said with some anxiety in her 
tone, — ' Nathan, you will be twenty-one to-morrow ; is it not time 
for us to talk about the future ?' He then laid a slip of folded 
paper upon her lap, on which his decision to go was very respectfully 
written, and said, smiling, ' We will settle all about it to-morrow, 
mother.' And the next day he laid a plan before her for the man- 
agement of all her affairs, which proved that he had wisely and 
well considered her case, and the execution which he always at- 
tended to for her in all the details which would cause her any 
trouble to superintend. 

He was that ' one Nathan Dane ' to whom Daniel Webster refers 
in his celebrated speech against Hayne, in the congress of 1830 ; the 
author of ' A Digest of American Law ' and the celebrated ' Ordi- 
nance of 1787 ' for the government of the Northwestern Territory, 

I had the foregoing little details from my grandmother [Molly 
(Dane) EUingwood], his favorite sister, four yeai's younger than 
himself. He always seemed to me like a sort of grandfather, my 
mother being a favorite niece of his, and I always living in his im- 
mediate neighborhood from my birth until my marriage. 

No portrait of any kind exists of my worthy ancestress, and 
what I have to tell of her really amounts to so little ! Yet to me 
she has been ' a model woman.' The entire respect with which I 
have always heard her mentioned by the numerous descendants 
whom I have chanced to meet, with the extraordinary influence she 
exerted upon my mother, who spent much of her girlhood in her 
companionship, has induced this opinion of her." 

[Copied from recollections written out in 1877 by Mrs. Fanny 
Larcom Abbot.] 


Hannah (Whittredge) Dodge was paternal grandmother of 
Nathan Dane Dodge. 

This name is variously spelled in the old records : Whitred, Whit- 
teredge, Whittredge, etc. 

From Savage's Genealogical Dictionary we find that William 
Whitred was in Ipswich, 1637 ; had come in the "Elizabeth," 1635, 


his aszc was thirty-six, his wife Elizabeth was thirty, ami their son 
Thomas was teu. He was of Beniudeu, Co. Kent, England. 

He afterwards had a second wife, Eranccs, who died April, IGC)H ; 
is reported to have had a third wife, bnt I have not her name. 
William Whitrod appears to have received land for service in the 
Pequod war. 

Thomas- {William^), born 1625; married Florence Norman; 
was Liouteuant, and is snpposed to have been the Lieut. Thomas 
Whittredge who was in the Port Royal Expedition, 1654; record 
of law suit 1668; had a son Thomas, also Lieutenant. The 
strange manner of the death of Mrs. Thomas W. is fully set forth 
in the Mass. Historical Collections, Fourth series, Vol. 1, begin- 
ning page 17. Written from hearsay by a Rev. Mr. Adams, it 
illustrates the superstition of the times. The poor woman seems 
to have died very suddenly from some disease which disordered her 

A fortune teller had prophesied trouble to her of a very serious 
nature, which alarmed her, so that she consulted a Mr. Hubbard 
" who gave her several Scriptures to consider of." 

Her sou " a youth of about 12 or 13 years at ye most," desired 
his mother not to mind what the fortune teller had said, " for he 
believed he was a lying fellow ; but y* she would mind what was 
said in the word of God." 

Upon this she ran out of doors where she was later found lying 

This youth who gave his mother such excellent advice appears 
to have been 

Thomas-' {TJiomas,^ William^), who was born probably in 
1G57, for he died March 17, 1717, aged " about 60 years." 

He was also Lieutenant. He married Charity Livermore before 
1683; and second, the widow of Sergt. Samuel Morgan, Sarah 
who was born Herrick, daughter of Zacharie Herrick. This mar- 
riage took place probably in 1702. He moved to Beverly before 

Liverm.ore^ {TJiomas,^ Thomas^^ William^), born Oct. 30, 
1703; married April 12, 1725, Mary Gage. In 1773, at Beverly, 
"a committee of correspondence and safety "was formed com- 
posed "of representative citizens;" and among the names occurs 
that of Livermore Whittredge. 


Hannah^ {Livermore,'^ Tfiomas,^ Thomas,^ Willimn^)^ born 
Oct. 22, 1742; married Dec. 6, 1760, Luke Dodge; died Nov. 29, 

For the above I am indebted to Mr. A. A. Galloupe of Beverly 
and Miss Aroline F. Whittredge of Lynn. She is a descendant 
of Livermore Whittredge, through John, John, Joseph and J. 
Lucius Whittredge. 


On account of their brevity, it has seemed best to group the al- 
lied lines of Gage and Herrick with that of Whittredge, thus giv- 
ing Nathan D. Dodge's great-grandmother Gage's line, next to 
that of his grandfather Whittredge. 

(See Gage Family, by Norris L. Gage, also Articles in Ameri- 
can Ancestry.) 

The Gage family seem quite generally to believe themselves de- 
scended from an ancestry more than one member of which had been 

According to Mr. N. L. Gage, John, who was made baronet, 
married Penelope, widow of Sir George Treuchard ; died 1633. 

His second son John, of Stoneham, Suffolk, came to America 
with John Winthrop, Jr., landing 1630. For second wife, he mar- 
ried Nov. 7, 1658, Sarah, widow of Robert Keyes, and had eight 
children, seven of whom were sons. The name of Moses did not 
occur in Mr. N. L. Gage's enumeration of John's sons, but in his 
own line it did occur twice, though neither of these was the Moses 
who married Sarah Dodge. Still it may have been a favorite fam- 
ily name. 

At all events Mr. Galloupe is authority for the statement that 
the Beverly Gages were certainly from Ipswich. Hammatt says 
very little about John Gage, and the town records of Ipswich 
nothing ; so we must leave the question in doubt, as to the precise 
relationship of Moses Gage to John. 

As he died in 1748, aged eighty (see Dodge Genealogy), he 
might have been John's son. 

Jolm^ Gage was one of the thirteen sent by Governor Win- 
throp to " forage" Ipswich, in 1633. 

It is worthy of note that another of the thirteen was William 
Perkins an ancestor of Mrs. Dodge. 

Mr. Galloupe kindly copies for us the following item relative to 


the settlemont of Agawuiu afterwards culled Ipswich: April 1 si, 
1633. It is ordered that iioe pson wtsouever shall goe to plant or 
iuhabitt att Aggawam withoutt leave from the court except those 
that are already gone." 

Then follow the names — among them John Winthrop, Jr., John 
Gage and William Perkins, lie ailds : "They were the 400 of 
that day, as they allowed only such persons as pleased them to 
come into the town." 

Moses Gage, born about 1668 ; died 1748 ; he was a seaman. 
lie had a son John who became Judge of Probate. He married 
Sarah3 {Capt. Julin,'^ William^ Dod(jo), probably before 1692. She 
lived to be about seventy-seven years old, dj'iug in 1747. 

Their youngest child, Mart Gage, born Aug. 15, 1705 ; married 
Livermore Whittredge, and these were the parents of Hannah 
(Whittredge) Dodge, paternal grandmother of Nathan D. Dodge. 


This is the line of Nathan D. Dodge's great-great- grandmother, 
who married Thomas Whittredge. 

It is claimed (see Herrick Genealogy), that this name is a mod- 
ification of Eric or Eirikr, who was a Scandinavian warrior " of 
high degree," and the founder of the family. In more recent times, 
however, when the Puritan immigration was taking place they claim 
that Henerie Hireck — Hericke — Herrick, fifth son of Sir William 
Herrick of Beau Manor, Leicester, came over, and cast in his lot 
with the dissenters in church and state. 

Henry,' therefore, to modernize the name, born 1604; came 
from Leicester. Eng., and was in Salem June 24, 1629 ; married 
Editha, daughter of Mr. Hugh Laskin of Salem, who was born 1614. 
An inventory of his estate is dated March 21, 1658-9, while Alls, 
wife of Mr. Laskin, died 28th, tifth month, 1658. 

The will of Henry Herrick, dated Nov. 24, 1670, was probated 
March 24, 1671, showing he must have died some time between 
those dates. 

Zacharie^ or Zachariah (Se/vry'), baptized Dec. 25, 1636; 
died May 20, 1695; married 1653, Mary, daughter of Richard^ 
Dodge. She was born about 1632 ; died Aug. 18, 1710. 


Mr. Galloupe thinks Zachariah was born 1630-31. He was a 
member of Capt. John Gardner's Co., at the " Swamp Fight" 
Dec. 19, 1675. His father purchased Alford's grant of land in 
Beverly before 1653, and made many other purchases later. 

Sarah'' (Zacharie,'^ Henry^) , hovn Oct., 1662; married, first, 
Samuel Morgan, Dec. 22, 1692; married, second, Thomas Whit- 
tredge, and was the mother of Livermore W., great-grandfather of 
Nathan D. Dodge. 


Turn now to the line of Nathan D. Dodge's mother's mother, 
whose brief life story closes with these pathetic words: "Died in 
one week with her husband." The record does not state which went 
first, and we are left to imagine the cry " out of the depths," when 
the one child of only five years must be left without father or 

Yet she lived to be nearly ninety years of age, and for most of 
those years enjoyed good health and reasonable prosperity. 

Ralph.^ EllingWOOd, probably synonymous with Elwood 
(so says Mr. VVm. F. Abbot, from whom I have received so much 
information that, I might almost say, " but for him this work 
could not have been") , emigrated 1637 or 1638 ; born 1610 ; married 
March 14, 1655, Ellen Lyn, by whom he had a large family of 
children. Among them was 

Benjamin'^ (i?aZp/i'), born April 1, 1668; died March 28, 
1731 ; married Mary , about 1688. 

William^ {Benj.,^ Ralph^), born Nov. 1, 1691 ; married Feb. 
14, 1712, Abigail Woodbury; buried Dec. 27, 1773. 

Ebenezer'' {William,^ Benj.;^ Ralph^) , hovn July 13, 1719; 
married May 24, 1744, Elizabeth Corning. He died before 1778. 
He was an innholder, and according to Mr. Galloupe there were 
two slaves Jethro and Juno seemingly owned by Mr. Ellingwood 
and a Mr. Larcom. 

Probably one owned Jethro, and the other Juno, and he asks, 
"would the ownership of their daughter Cloe be settled by the 
wisdom of Solomon ?" 


Hannah-' {Ebenezer,"^ Wm.,^ Be»j.,- RaJph^), born May 20, 
1749 ; married Samuel Dane ; died May, 1777, " in one week with" 
hor hu8l):ind, aged 28 years. (See Dane ) 

Note. Owing to the fact that the name Woodhitr)/ occurs in the 
tlirect Dodge line, in that of Hannah Ellingwood, and also in that 
of her mother Elizabeth (Corning) Ellingwood — for whom it is likely 
Grandmother Dodge was named — it seems best to give the line of 
Corning next and then that of AVoodbury. 



Ensign Samuel' Corning was in Beverly in 1638 ; died be- 
fore March 11, 1695 ; married Pvlizabeth . She died a widow. 

He was a large landholder, and proved that he had the respect of 
his fellow-citizens by holding several offices conferred by them. 
He built a house near the first church (of Beverly) which was 
burned in 1680. Then he removed to his farm two miles away. 

"A curious coincidence occurred two years ago" (written in 
1895) " when the Cabot street sewer was put in. One of the su- 
pervisors was a Samuel Corning of N. H., and it fell to his lot to 
put in the sewer through his ancestor's cellar." 

"The Comings have always been held in respect here and they 
have left a good record with us. But a very few of the name are 

The above is excerpted from a letter written by Mr. Augustus A. 
Galloupe of Beverly, Mass. 

SamTiel- (SamueU), born 1641 ; died May 11, 1714 ; married 
Hannah Batchelder before 1670; she died Feb. 17, 1718. She was 
of Wenham, we are told, and was probably daughter of Joseph 
Batchelder, one of the first settlers of Wenham, and the first rep- 
resentative to General Court from that town. He was sent thither 
in 1644, and appears to have died in 1647. From records of the 
first church in Salem, a shoit time before the organization of the 
church in Wenham, as I learn from Mr. Wellington Pool of Wen- 
ham, there is found the baptism of a Hannah Batchelder, daughter 
of •' Brother Joseph," June 22, 1644. This is probably our ances- 


tress. It is believed that Mark, a son of Joseph, was the Mark 
Batchelder killed at the Narragansett fort, 1675. 

Samuel Corning, Jr., above named, was in the expedition to Can- 
ada in 1690. 

John^ (Samuel,^ SamueV), baptized May 9, 1675; died Feb. 

28, 1734 ; married Elizabeth , about 1698. She was living in 


Ezra'' (John,^ Samuel,^ Samuel^), born March 22, 1704 ; died 
; married May 24, 1726, Lois Woodbury, daughter of William 

and Joanna C. (Wheeler) Woodbury. She was born May 1, 1705. 

Elizabeth^ {Ezra^^ John,^ Samuel,^ Samuel^), born Feb. 28, 
1726 ; married Ebenezer Ellingwood, May 24, 1744. 


See essay by Hon. Robert S. Rantoul, of Salem, also Essex 
County History, article Beverly. Domesday spelling — 1085-86 — 
is Wodeberie, Latin, Udeberga and Udeberia. The following 
three spellings of the name occur in the Saxon Chronicle of dates 
1072-1103, viz.: Wudeberg, Wudeburge and Wudebirig, and are 
the earliest known to the author. [R. S. R.] 

"Family connected with many distinguished houses such as 
Woodbery." (See Richard Polwhele's Hist, of Devonshire, Vol. 
ni, p. 450.) 

In the family was Sir Ralph de Wodeburg of Nottingham, whom 
the Chronicle exhibits buckling on his armor for the Welsh wars 
which gave Edward Plantagenet undisputed dominion over that 
Celtic province, 1355-7. John de Wodebur appears in the Roll of 
Archers on Foot for ninety-one days' service. 

In 1390 the de falls into disuse and we find "John Wodebury." 

John Woodbury appears in New England four years before the 
arrival of Endicott. He was the first envoy to the mother country. 

Mr. Frederic A. Ober in Essex County History, p. 680, says : 
As nearly as can be ascertained the first settlers who came here 
[Beverly] to stay were the Woodburys. In the spring of 1628, 
John Woodbury, who had come toNaumkeag with Conantin 1626, 
returned from England (whither he had been sent for assistance) 
with his son Humphrey and his brother William. 


Page 682. John Woodbury . . . came from Somersetshire 
to Cape Aun in 1624. He and his wife Agnes were of tlie original 
members of the tirst ehureh in Saloni, and he was made & freeman 
in 1631. 

Page 373. John Woodbury, who held the tirst otticial appoiut- 
meut iu the old Colonial records. 

From Essex Institute Collections, Vol. xxiv, on p. 3, we find the 
honorable position Jolui Woodbury held iu the colony is indicated 
in the town records, notably in the contract with John Pickering 
in 1638, for the enlargement of the "meeting house," where he 
signs next after Endicott, and is followed by llalhorne. Leech and 

" In 1637 a committee of 12 for mauadgin the affairs of the 
town." (Salem.) Among the names appears that of John Wood- 
bury. In 1638, seven were chosen for the same purpose and his 
was one of these. 

In the original Book of Grants yet to be seen iu Salem, is found 
the following entry : " On the 25"' of the 11"' moneth 1633, Voted 
that Capu Trask, Jno. Woodbery, Mr. Conant, Peter Palfrey & 
John Balch are to have five fearmes, viz : each 200 acres apiece to 
form in all a thousand acres of Laud, and being at the head of Bass 
River, 124 pole in breadth and soe ruuue northerly to the River by 
the great pond side [Wenham pond] and soe in bredth making up 
the full quantity of a thousand acres. These limits laid out and 
survej'ed by us 

John Woodbery 
John Balch." 

After his grant at Bass River, John or " Father Woodbury," as 
he is called, removed thither and there died " after a life of energy 
and faithfulness to the colony" in 1641, aged about sixty years. 

The "Old Planters " par excellence w^re Roger Conant, John 
Balch, John Woodbury and Peter Palfrey. 

John' Woodbury emigrated 1624; "was first minister to 

England," from New England, 1626; married Agnes ; died 

1641, aged about sixty. 

Peter (JoJm^), baptized Sept., 1640 ; died July 5, 1704 ; free- 
man April 29, 1668 ; representative 1689 and 1691 ; <leacon at Bev- 
erly ; married July, 1667 (a second marriage this), Sarah, daugh- 
ter of Richard^ Dodge. She was born 1644 ; died Sept. 11, 1726. 


Jerusha (Peter,- JoJm^), baptized Feb. 8, 1680; died proba- 
bly after 1757; married, first, March 28, 1698, George Rayment ; 
second, May 15, 1705, Jonathan Dodge, and was on his father's 
side, N. D. Dodge's great-great-grandmother. 

Note. Several distinguished persons have descended from Dea. 
Peter Woodbury. Among these may be named Hon. Levi Wood- 
bury, Governor of N. H.; U. S. Senator; Secretary of Navy; of 
Treasury ; and justice of Supreme Court of U. S. He came 
through Josiah, next younger brother of Jerusha Woodbury. 
Others, from Martha, Jerusha's next older sister, are Rev. O. B. 
Frothingham and Bishop Phillips Brooks. 

The last named was allied through the Phillips line with Mrs. 
N. D. Dodge also. 

Line of Abigail Woodberry who married Wm. EUingwood : 

Jolm- was son of Johu,^ according to one authority; others 
say that it is doubtful whether he was son of John' or of his 
brother William. ^ 

William F. Abbot, says John, jr., might very well have been 
the son of John,' only his name does not occur on the record as 

He married Elizabeth . 

Ebenezer^ {Johrfi, John\?), married May lo, 1690, Hannah, 
daughter of Capt. John and Sarah (Procter) Dodge. He was 
baptized July 2, 1671 ; died April, 1757. 

Abigail {Ebenezer,^ JoJm,^ John?) , born July 1, 1692 ; married 
February 14, 1712, Wm. EUingwood, and on the EUingwood side, 
was great-great-grandmothe of N. D. Dodge. It is a striking coin- 
cidence that still another Woodbery was, on the Corning side, 
great-great-grandmother of N. D. Dodge, making three of this 
grade out of the eight to which, in common with every member of 
the human race, he was entitled. 

Her pedigree is as follows : 

William Woodbury emigrated 1628; occupied probably 
that headland now known as "Woodbury's Point;" built, doubt- 
less, the first frame house in Beverly. William Woodbury was one 
of the two pilots of the expedition for the capture of St. Johns 
and Port Royal in 1654. He married Elizabeth Patch. 


William- {Williain^) marruHl .hiaith "Williani Wood- 

bory" is iiioiitit)ned in Hodge's Hist, of King Philip's Wtir. This 
may be the oue referred to. 

Williani''' ( ir/7//(fw,- WnHam^), married Joamia C. Wheeler 
of Concord, Sept. 29, 1689. 

Lois' {WiUiam,^ William,^ Willium^), boru :M:iy 1, 170;'); 
married Ezra Corniiui May 24, 1726. 

The two lines directly connected with this of J^ois follow : 


Mainly IVom Wheeler and Warren Genealogy. 

George' Wheeler was in Concord, Mass., 1638 — not un- 
likely he was there in 1635. Was probably from Co. Kent, 
Eng. ; selectman 1660; wealthy, owned land in every part of the 
township : Brook meadow, Fairhaven, the Cranefield ; by Wal- 
deu. Goose and Flint's ponds ; on White Pond Plain ; on the Sud- 
bury line, etc.; died between 1685 and 1687, since his will was 
dated Jan. 1685, and it was offered for probate 2 June, 1687; 
wife Katharine died 2 Jan., 1684-5. 

Jolin'- {Georr/p^), born March 19, 1642-3; married Sarah Lar- 
kin, March 25, 1663-4 ; made freeman 1690. 

Note. Farmer mentions that twenty-six Wheelers had graduated 
from N. E. colleges in 1826. 

Joanna C.^ (John,- George^), born Dec. 21,1671 ; died widow, 
1748 ; married Sept. 29, 1689, William Woodbury grandson of 
immigrant William. 


From "Genealogies and Estates of Charlestown." 

Edward* admitted inhabitant 30 (5) 1638; admitted to the 
church; was a wheel-maker; had wife Joanna. Inventory of pos- 
sessions, 5 lots: (1) house and garden S. W. of Mill hill; (2) 
one cow common ; (3) 1 acre Highfield Marsh; (4) 5 acres woods; 
Mystic field; (5) 10 acres Waterfield. Total £123. Will 1651. 
Inventory 1651-2. 


Sarah^ (EdwarcU), bom 12 (1) baptized 4 (7) 1647 ; married 
John Wheeler 1663. 


Robert^ Day, aged thirty, emigrated ill the " Hopewell " Apr. 
3, 1635, from Stausted Abbey, Co. Herts, Eng. ; Commoner at 
Ipswich, 1641; selectman 1663, 1669; will dated Aug. 11, and 
probated Sept. 25, 1683. 

John^ (Robert,'^) died Sept. 26, 1689 ; married April 20, 1664, 
Sarah Pengry, who died between March 25, 1690 and Oct. 11, 1692. 
On file in the Secretary of State Archives, I found in the list of 
men from Ipswich to do service in the Indian war — Captain Ap- 
pleton's Co. — the name of " John dey." This is, perhaps, our an- 

Sarah was daughter of Moses Pengry, who was a commoner 
1641 ; deacon of the church 1679 ; salt-maker 1651 ; married Abi- 
gail, daughter of Robert Clement. Second, he married Lydia 

, who died Jan. 16, 1675; he died Jan. 2, 1695-6, aged 86 


John^ {John,^ Robert^), born Feb. 17, 1665; died Feb. 28, 
17 22 ; married Jan. 27, 1691, Sarah Wells, who was born May 24, 
1671; died Jan. 14, 1702-3. She was daughter of Nathaniel 
Wells, who married Oct. 29, 1661, Lydia Thurley (probably daugh- 
ter of Richard Thurley, Thurlo, Thurrell or Thorley, who settled 
in Rowley, 1643, and Newbury, 1651 ; he died Nov. 10, 1685 ; his 
wife, Jane, died March 19, 1684). Nathaniel Wells died Dec. 15, 

1681 ; his widow married, second, Emerson. Nathaniel 

Wells was son of Thomas Wells, who came probably from Col- 
chester, Essex Co., Eng. He was, perhaps, a doctor of medicine 
since, in his will, he left " phissic books." He was born about 
1605 ; died Oct. 26, 1666. 

Lydia'' (John,^ John^'^ Robert^), daughter of John^ and Sarah 
(Wells) Day, born Oct. 27, 1694; married Daniel Dane. (See 
Salem Probate Records.) From will of John Day made Feb. 28, 
1722-3 and probated April 1, 1723 : " I give my grandson Daniel 
Dean the sum of sixty-five pounds, when he shall arrive at the age 
of twenty-one years, to be paid by my executors." 


The iiiiiuo was oflcu spelled Deiin on the records, ami was so 
prououuced iu our grandparents' days — evidently N. 1). Dodge's 
mother, when a young girl, was called " Betsey Dean," as it is re- 
membered she so pronounced her maiden name in her last years. 

" Daniel Dean " was Hon. Nathan Dane's father and was a child 
of seven when his grandfather died. His mother was plainly dead, 
leaving no other children or the will would have mentioned them. 


Robert Clement, of Haverhill, emigrated from London, 
lt'l"J; ri'i)rosiMitative 1G47; died Sept. 27, KIoH, aged about G8, 
naming in his will Moses Pingree, husband of his daughter Abi- 

From Essex Co. History, page lt)09 : The deed which passed 
between the Indians and the English inhabitants of Pentucket (Ha- 
verhill), was returned by John Ward, Robert Clements, Tristram 
CotKn, Hugh JSherratt, William White, and Thomas Davis. 

Same, p. 1910. He [Robert Clement], was the first deputy to Gen- 
eral Court (1645-1654), when he was succeeded by John Clement. 
He was also associate judge, commissioner to administer the oath 
of fidelity to the inhabitants, to set off public land, etc. He was 
evidently regarded as an able and upright man. 


Lieut. Thomas Buruham was great-grandfather of Abigail 
(Burnham) Dane, great-grandmother of N. D. Dodge on his 
mother's side. 

From Buruham Genealogy and W. F. Abbot's Collection : 

Walter Le Ventre came to England at the Conquest (1066) with 
William of Normandy, in the train of his cousin german Earl War- 
ren ; and at the survey (1080) was made lord of the Saxon villages 
of Burnham, county of Norfolk (and many other manors) ; from 
this manor he took his surname of De Burnham, and became the 
ancestor of the numerous family of that name. 

From the best information obtainable at the present day, it would 
appear that the three boy brothers, John. Thomas and Robert, 
sons of Robert and his wife Mary (Andrews) Burnham of Nor- 
wich, Norfolk County, England, came to America early in 1635; 
that they came in the ship Angel Gabriel, in charge of their mater- 


nal uncle, Captain Andrews, master of the said ship ; that they 
were wrecked on the coast of Maine ; that, with the freight thrown 
overboard to relieve the vessel at the time of the disaster, was a 
chest (containing valuables), belonging to the three boys; that the 
boys came to Chebacco, in the colony of Massachusetts Bay with 
their uncle, Captain Andrews. 
The parents of Thomas were 

Robert Burnliam of Norwich, Norfolk County, England, 
who married Mary Andrews. 

His son Thomas, the emigrant, born 1623 or perhaps earlier; 
came over in ship Angel Gabriel, and settled 1636. The fact that 
he served in the Pequot expedition in 1636 or 37 would seem to make 
Hammatt correct in setting his birth at 1619 ; selectman in 1647 ; 
sergeant 1664; ensign 1665; lieutenant 1683; representative 
1683-4-5; died May 19, 1694. 

Married, 1645, Mary Tuttle, who was born about 1624; died 
March 17, 1715. She was daughter of John Tuttle, who was born 
1596, ;ind came over with wife Joan who was born 1593, probably 
from Hertfordshire. He returned after a few years and died Dec. 
30, 1656, at Carrickfergus in Ireland. His widow was alive in 

Jollll- (Thomas^), born 1648; died Jan. 12, 1704; married 
June 9, 1668, Elizabeth Wells. Her estate was administered by 
her son Jonathan Feb. 6, 1718; she was daughter of Thomas 
Wells, who was born about 1605; died Oct. 26, 1666. John^ 
Burnham, from whom most of that name in Essex and many others 
descended, settled in Chebacco. " He became proprietor of the 
grist mill (at the Falls) and other real estate in the vicinity." 

David^ {John,^ T/iomas;!, born Oct. 20, 1668; died Feb. 2, 
1770; married July 2, 1711, Elizabeth Perkins; married, second, 
Elizabeth Bartlett, who was born 1703; died Oct. 16, 1794. 

Abigail,"* daughter of David-^ and Elizabeth (Perkins) Burnham, 
born Aug. 31, 1717; died Sept. 3, 1799; married Daniel Dane. 
These were parents of Samuel and Hon. Nathan Dane. 

Note. Essex Co. History, page 1179. 1637, John Burnham and 
his brother Thomas, were drafted to serve in the Pequot (or Pequod) 


war, ami in coiisidoiation of this service, each received a grant of 
several acri-s of hiiul. 1G43, ,lohn aiul Thomas were again soldiers 
against the Indians. 


From Perkins Genealogy and Mr. W. F. Abbot. 

Until abont 1400 snrnames were extremely unconnnon in Kng- 
land, but since that time men were accustomed to aild to their Cliris- 
tiaii names certain terminals such as would better distinguish tiiem 
from their fathers. We find among these that of kin or kins, 
which Bardsley, a late English writer, thinks has all the signifi- 
cance of oin Junior. 

In the reign of Richard II, Pierre de Morlaix or Morley, proba- 
bly a Norman from the town of Morlaix in France was high stew- 
ard of the estates of Hugo Despencer. 

This Pierre, by his wife (born Agnes Taylor), luid a son Henry, 
who, on the death of his father, was known as Henry Pierrekin, or 
Henry, the son of Pierre. 

He succeeded to the stewardship, and had a son John, who in 
time became steward, and wrote his name John Perkins, and some- 
times Perkyns, armiger. 

This John Perkins esquire was Lord of the manor of Madrasfield 
as well as steward, and it is believed he was the first who bore for 
his arms [what I understand to be the same coat of arms as used 
by the following named :] " This coat of arms was taken from a 
deed of land in Ipswich, Mass., from Dr. John Perkins and wife to 
John Wainwright of Ipswich and bears date 1725." See Perkins 

According to the writer of the Perkins Genealogy, Rev. William 
Perkins (see Part II) was not, at least, immediately, connected 
with the John Perkins whose family, so far as it relates to that of 
N. D. Dodge, is given as follows : 

John Perkins,' born about 1590 at Newent Co., Gloucester, 
England; emigrated in the "Lion" to Boston, Feb., 1631, with 
Roger Williams, bringing wife Judith. Freeman, May IS, 1631 ; 
at Ipswich, 1633; representative 1636; died 1654. (Will made 
March 8 ; probated Sept. 26.) 

Jacob" (.7o/i//i), according to Perkins Genealogy, seems to 
have been younger than John- of Ipswich, and deacon Thomas,- 


who settled in Topsfield ; born 1624; died Jan. 27, 1700; Ser- 
geant (and so wrote himself) ; married, about 1648, Elizabeth , 

who was born about 1629 and died Feb. 12, 1686. 

Jacob=^ ( Jacob, ^ John'^), born Aug. 3, 1662; died Nov., 1705; 
married, first, P^lizabeth Sparks, Dec. 27, 1684, who died April 10, 
1692; married, second, Sarah Treadwell, who died Aug. 5, 1738, 
aged 65 years, 7 mouths. 

Elizabeth Sparks was daughter of John Sparks of Ipswich in 
1655, an innkeeper. He married Mary Sinnet (born Nov. 19, 
1640, daughter of Walter and Mary Sinnet of Boston, who joined 
the church, May 23, 1647). John Sparks married Mary Sinnet, 
Nov. 26, 1661. 

Elizabeth^ {Jacob,^ Jacob.^ John^), born March 18, 1690; 
married David Burnham of Essex, and was the grandmother of 
Hon. Nathan Dane. 

John^ Perkins had a house and other buildings in Ipswich which 
with lands adjacent he gave by will to his son Jacob. 


Following is the line of Andrew^ Dodge's wife. They were pa- 
rents of Thomas. '* 

Kindly furnished by Miss Harriet P. Fowler of Danvers, sup- 
plemented by Dodge Genealogy. 

Thomas Andrews, of Cambridge ; was first of Watertown, 
as Dr. Bond remarks, there having, by wife Rebecca, several chil- 
dren : among them 

Daniel," born 1643, in Watertown ; lived in Salem Village 
(now Danvers), and was a mason by trade ; but, that he was better 
educated than the great majority of the villagers is shown by the 
fact that he often acted as schoolmaster. In those early days the 
school was movable being held in the kitchens of the different farm- 
houses, a few weeks at a time, in each place. 

In 1672, he was thus employed. He was one of the prominent 
men of Salem Village. Savage, in his Genealogical Dictionary of 
New P^ngland, says in the June Session, 1689, the first year of lib- 
erty recovered from Andros, he was representative, and in 1692, 
w^as charged with the preposterous crime of witchcraft, perhaps, 
because " he knew more than some of his neighbors, but was re- 


leased the year following, wlu'ii ronsou prevailed over the inlluenee 
of Cotton Mather;" but Uphain, iu his " History of Siiicin Witch- 
craft," iijives a different aecount of him so far as regards tiie 
witchcraft delusion. He says tliat Daniel Andrews was one of the 
strong men of the village ; had been a deputy to the General Court, 
and acted a prominent part before and after the witchcraft con- 
vulsion. He was very much opposed to Mr. Parris and was among 
those who were foremost in waging the battle against him. 

On the 14th of May, 1()92, warrants were issued against Daniel 
Andrews, George Jacobs, -Jr., and others. 

The ccmstable made return that he had searched the houses of 
Daniel Andrews and George Jacobs, Jr., but could not find them. 
Daniel Andrews was one of the leading men in the village, and the 
warrant against him was proof that soon none Avould be too high to 
be reached by the prosecutor. 

He felt that it would be in vain to attempt to resist their destruc- 
tive power ; and getting notice in some way of the approach of the 
constables, with his near neighbor, friend and connection, George 
Jacobs, Jr., effected his escape, and found refuge in a foreign coun- 
try. The exact date of his return is not known, but he took an 
active part in ridding the parish of Mr. Parris, after the witchcraft 
delusion had subsided. 

In 1694, we find his name intimately associated with those of 
Joseph Putnam, John Tarbell and others in this work. 

In all probability Mr. Upham's account is the correct one as he 
was much better acquainted with the witchcraft delusion than was 
Savage, and had thoroughly searched all the old records. 

Daniel Andrews lived near the Wenham line, and the land was 
owned and occupied by his male descendants for five or six succes- 
sive generations. 

He died Dec. 3, 1702 ; married Sarah, daughter of John Porter. 

Sarah^ (i>anie^,3 Thomas,^ Thomas^) , horn 1675; died June 
6, 1734 ; married Andkkw^ Dodge in 1704. 

Robert Andrews, uncle of the Burnham boys, seems to have be- 
longed to another branch of the Andrews family. 


(See Dodge Genealogy, page 37.) 

Andrew Dodge married for second wife, Sarah, daughter of 
Daniel and Sarah (Porter) Andrews or Audros, in 1704. 


Sarah^ Porter, who married Daniel Andrews, was daughter 
of JoHN^ Porter, who came first to Hingham ; he was born 1596, 
probably in Dorset, Eug. He was a tanner. Sept. 2, 1637, land 
was laid out to him, and he was made deputy to General Court for 
Hingham, May 20, 1644; removed to Salem; died Sept. 6, 1676, 
in Salem Village, now Danvers, leaving a widow Mary and chil- 

At the time of his death he was the largest landholder in Salem 
Village. " What is now known as ' Danvers Plains,' was formerly 
called ' Porter's Plains ;' and it is said he could walk five miles [in 
a straight line, of course] without going off his own laud." 

Sarah, his daughter, baptized June 3, 1649 ; married Daniel 

By will he gave his daughters, Mary and Sarah, '' to be equally 
divided between them the farme called Smith's farme . . cou- 
teyneing eighty acres more or less, & one hundred & twenty-five 
acres lying between the farm y* was sometime Kenistones & Laur- 
ance Leaches. Also ten acres purchased of Mr. Gotte and is lying 
next to Putnams agt. mr. Downeings farme. also the above named 
Kenistones farme conteyneing two hundred acres more or less with 
twenty of meadow appteyneing theruuto." 

The above account is taken mainly from the Porter Genealogy. 


N. D. Dodge is connected with this family through his lineal de- 
scent from two of the daughters of John^ and Sarah (Procter) 
Dodge ; Sarah, ancestress of his paternal grandmother Hannah 
(Whitlredge) Dodge ; and Hannah, ancestress of his maternal 
grandmother, Hannah (Ellingwood) Dane; also Jonathan father- 
in-law of Thomas.'* 

Jolin' iiged forty, came from London, 1635, in the " Susan and 
Ellen," with wife Martha, aged twenty-eight, who died June 13, 
1659. His will dated Aug. 28, 1672 (probated 28 Nov., 1672), 
names daughter Sarah Dodge. 

He had also a son John,- who suffered death during the witch- 
craft delusion. 

The family of Procter lived](according to the writer, page 1187 
Essex Co. History), first at Salem, afterwards at Ipswich, near 
the stone bridge, in a house long the residence of Capt. Samuel N. 


Raker, lie thinks .loliii- wont to Chobaeco, and (hen to Sali-ni 
Villaijo now Danvers, where he met his deatii. 

lie is reported to have said ihat if the so eaUed "■ alllicted chil- 
dren " were to have "■ a uooil wiiipping" it would stop the dehision, 
— a judiinient in which many woidd concur. 

John' was a rather prominent manlirsl at Ii)swicli and afterwards 
at Salem. His ilanghter 

Sarali married April 10, IGf)!), C'apt. John Dodge. 

Tiie date of her death is not known, but it cannot be far from 

Through the kindness of Miss Mary E. Arvedson of the Ksse.x 
Institute, most of the particulars above related have been received 
concerning John Procter. 


Miss Whittredge gives Florence Norman as the name of the first 
Thomas Whiltredge's wife. She thinks that she was daughter of 
Richard Norman, but is not sure. 

Savage says of Richard Norman tliat he might iiave been brother 
of John, and came 162G, from Dorchester, Eng., with sou Richard. 
He gives Farmer as authority for the opinion that the elder Richard 
died 1683 ; that the sou was boru 1623, aud lived iu Marblehead iu 
1672. Either father or son was freeman 1680. 

Hugh Norman was of Plymouth, and married Oct. 8, 1539, Mary 
White ; removed to Yanuouth, aud again, to Barnstable. 



Sarah Perkins Shepherd born Nov. 25, 1804; died Mar. 21, 
1881 ; married May 30, 1829, Nathan Dane Dodge. 

" Her children rise up and call her blessed." 

Who can describe our Mother in fitting words ? Shrinking from the 
task, it lias seemed to me best just to note down a few remembered 
expressions dropped by her sons, from the heart, precious from their 
their spontaneity, with no thought that they would be preserved more 
than does the unconscious subject of an instantaneous photograph. 

One said : 

" My mother had the best disposition — I make no exceptions — 
the hest of any person I ever knew." 

" Mother was a real Christian, a more than common one." 

A third alluding to her last hour, said, " I told the doctor, — such 
a woman as she had been, — not to let her suffer." 

Do her daughters need to add anything ? — their grief speaks for 
them, their sense that nothing could atone for her loss to them, but 
their trust that she has passed " through peace to Light." 

The following was the heartfelt tribute from her son-in-law, 
Eben Parsons : 

" Dear mother ! ihine has been a blessed life, 

A true, pure, patient, helpful, happy life. 

With golden sunset reaching to the dawn. 

Thy heart did not grow old, and airs of spring 

Forbade us e'er to think the winter come. 

Would we have held thee back? Ah! hands are weak, 

But hearts are strong, and round them were thy hands. 

Would we recall thee now? What heart so bold? 

For thou hast stepped behind the mystic veil 

That from eternal splendors shades our gaze. 

We linger at the threshold — thou within. 

The Father's house is thine forevermore. 

And at the open door we yet shall see 

Thy beaming face, thy voice in greeting hear." 





Sevcial of this name appear to have come from Enuland at near- 
ly the same time, a fact which makes it harder to trace one line. 
Savage, in hit J>enealogical Dictionary, is an authority greatly x'e- 
specied, though errors are said to exist in his work. I have fol- 
lowed him in making Solomon Sliepherd the first of his famil}' here, 
not because he necessarily came over seas but because his connec- 
tion with other fairl}' well-traced lines, has not thus far been found. 

Ilia lirst appearance on Salisbury town records is 1G84, when he 
was married. Savage mentions his (irst date 1G90, when he was 
made freeman. lie is quite likely to have been a son of one of the 
immigrants. There was also a John of Rowley, probably the one 
connected with the witchcraft delusion who, according to Upham, in 
his History of Salem Witchcraft, left the region. We hope he is 
connected with our line, for it is probably he who " was bound 
over fcu" assisting to convey Mary Green, a prisoner, charged with 
witchcraft, out of this jail." 

He probably left in disgust as soon as he was permitted, but 
what became of him we do not know. 

I have followed Savage because my own researches have gained 
only six years on his record. That he is not named in the list of 
Shejjards among the ships' passengers to whi'^h he had access 
seems proved l)y Savage not mentioning the ciivumstance. This 
is in favor of his being l)orn here. I have examined the genealo- 
gies of Rev. Thomas and Edward Shepard. Mr. Franklin Shep- 
ard of Pecatonica, 111., thought he was not in Ralph's line. I could 
not find him on old Suffolk or Essex County records, all of which 
does not prove that his father did not go early to Salisbury, tliough 
probably not among the very first settlers. 

Miss Laura A. Marston found in Daniel Lancaster's history of 
Gilmantou a statement to the effect that an Edward Shepard and 
an Isaac his brother came from England and settled in Salisbury, 
Mass. Edward did come over about the time Salisbury was set- 
tled and lie m;iy h:ive had a brotlier who came then, though the 
name Shepherd does not appear among the records of the first set- 
tlers of that town as given in the History of Essex County, article 
Salisbury. Neither have the town records the name, till that of 
Solomon in 1684, where his marriage is given. Nor have those the 
record of birth of Mrs. Dodge's great-great-grandfather John ; 


nevertheless I have accepted the judgment of the town clerk, and 
shall quote his words hi their proper place. 

I am indebted in this collection of data to the kindness of Miss 
Laura A. Marston of DeerQeld, N. H. ; to Mr. Franklin Shepard 
of Pecatonica, 111. ; to History of Nottiagham, Deerfield and North- 
wood ; to a compilation among the State Papers of New Hamp- 
shire, containing sketches of towns in that state ; to Mr. Wm. H. 
Greenleaf , town clerk of Salisbury, as well as to printed church 
records of Salisbm-)- ; to Savage's Gen. Diet., etc. 

From t)ie town clerk I have the following items : Solomon Shep- 
herd married Sarah French (widow, born Eastman), Aug. 4, 1684. 
Children: Sarah, born June 25, 1686; Bethia. born March 13, 
1687-8; Solomon, born April 18, 1691; Israeli, born March 7, 

John Shepherd married Rachel Morrill, March 20, 1711-12. 
Children : Samuel, Eliflet, John, Isaac, Abner. 

Isaac Shepherd entered his intention of marriage with Martha 
Brown of Kenzington, Nov. 19, 1747; no record of marriage on 
town books. A son Samuel was born in Salisbury, and we find 
elsewhere that our great-grandfather Isaac was also born there. 
Mr. Greanleaf adds, and I have accepted his suggestion, since 
town clerks find that even with reasonable care the births of chil- 
dren have not always been recorded. " John was no doubt the son 
of Solomon, hut was not recorded." He might easily have been 
the eldest son, if one observes the date of Solomon's marriage. 

Till we have more perfect knowledge, we give the following, as 
Mrs. Dodge's Shephei'd line, traced by the family or by record 
without a flaw to John, great-great-grandfathei- of Mrs. Dodge ; 
and to his probable father Solomon. 

Solomon Shepherd married Aug. 4, 1684; made freeman 
1690 ; his wife was Sarah, daughter of Roger Eastman, She was 
born Sept. 25, 1655 ; died Dec. 1, 1748, at a great age, viz., 93 
years; married, first, June 13, 1678, Joseph French, Jr. ; second, 
Aug. 4, 1684, Solomon Shepherd. Her father, Roger Eastman, 
born in Wales, 1611 ; died Dec. 16, 1694, aged 83 ; married Sarah 

, 1639, who was born 1621 ; died March 10, 1698, aged 77 

years. That he came from Southampton 1638, in the " Confidence,'' 
in company with many of the original proprietors of Salisbury, 
seems the opinion of Savage, based on a paper supplied by Henry 
Stephens of London. In 1650 his minister's tax was 8s. 3d. 


A mono- tlie lUDiios of iiienilu'rs of tho First cluirch in Salisbury, 
wo fiiul •• Kodcer KasiiKui," and " (loodwife Sarali Kasuian. scMi'r," 
The name was sometinios spoUod without tlie /. 

John- (6^o/o?»o«i), married Hachel Morrill, March 20, 1711-12, 
so if he wore born 16*^5, he would have been 27 years old. 

Isaac-' {Johiir Solomon^), born July 23, 1721 ; entered inten- 
tion of nuiniage with Martha Brown of Kensington, N. II., Nov. 
19, 1747. The town cleric gives the birth of one child as recorded 
in Salisbury named Samuel, but Miss Marston's record as copied 
from another town record, probably Dcerfield, N. II., gives Isaac, 
but does not mention Samuel. Her record reads : " Isaac, born in 
Salisbury, Mass., Dec. 8, 1755. Other children were Oley, Betsey, 
Anna, Lucy, Sarah. Betsey married Asa Marston, a son of Cap- 
tain, afterwards Major Simon Marston, a brave Revolutionary 

From "New Hampshire Towns" we find this: "Among the 
first settleis of Deerfield in 1756 to 1758 were Isaac Shepard, Ben- 
jamin Batchelder, Jacob Smith and John Robertson." 

Certainly the name of our ancestor holds the place of honor, show- 
ing that he must have been held a worthy citizen. It is further 
stated as showing the fervor of their patriotism that " eighteen 
persons from this town died in the Revolutionary service." 

Since his sou Isaac would have been only twenty years old in 
1775, it is probable that it was tlie name of Isaac,^ son of John, 
which appears among the signers to the " Declaration, a pledge 
of loyalty to the nation made," to quote from Miss Betsey B. Shep- 
herd, a descendant, " in the early part of the war." 

Isaac^ {Isaac? John,^ Solo/non^), born Dec. 8, 1755; married 
Oct. 19, 1778, Comfort Dam, now spelled Dame. Children: John, 
James, Patty, Mary, Isaac, Ezra, Joseph Hill, Polly and Sarah 
Perkins, The last named died the year of Mrs. Dodge's birth and 
she was accordingly named for her aunt, though after her marriage 
she was accustomed to drop the P. and use the initial letter of 
Shepherd instead. 

The following relative to the military service of Isaac"* is copied 
from N. II. State Papers, Revolutionary Rolls, page 451 of Vol. I : 

'■ ?iluster & Pay lioU of Men in Capt. Daniel Gordon's Co., Col" 
David Oilman's Uegiment rais'd out of the Reg'mt Commanded by 


CoP Nicholas Gilman to reinforce the Continental Army at New 
York & mustered & paid by said Nicholas Gilman." 5*'^ name Asa 
Marston. 6"' Isaac Shepard. — " 

Page 532. Same co. Date, Dec. 1776 : service Jan. 5, to 
March 15, 1777.— 

Vol. 2, page 268 (condensed), Capt. Simon Marstou's Co. (one 
of 4 comp. for defence of Rhode Island). Isaac Shepherd, 
(Bounty £4, 10s.) ; page 270, receipt for bounty; page 271, Isaac- 
Shepherd, Sergeant of same co., served from July 1, 1777, to Jan. 
7, 1778. 

Other points of interest are : Isaac Shepherd appointed grand ju- 
ror at Supreme Court Sept. term 1794; selectman (of Deerfield) 
1791, 1793-1799 ; again from 1804 to 1811 ; from 1798 to 1803 he 
was constable, collector, and surveyor of lumber; 1801, Captain 
Isaac Shepherd (first mention of title) was one of the auditors. 

In History of Nottingham, Deerfield, and Northwood, we find 
that he was representative to legislature 1808-1810 inclusive, also 
selectman, and in 1812 he was again representative. 

Page 297, he is mentioned as " Major Isaac Shepherd," and he 
was remembered as Major Shepherd by Dea. David Stevens re- 
cently interviewed (1896), 93 years old. He said 'he [Major Shep- 
herd] was a man of prominence in town.' Miss Marston recalls 
"the old Shepherd house well — it stood at the Parade (has been 
torn down within my recollection) ; it was a large two story old 
fashioned house — the house stands near it where your mother was 

Miss Marston quotes these words relative to — it is supposed — 
many of the early New Hampshire Shepards : " The old Shepherds 
were men of property and large estates." 

John^ {Isaac, '^ Isaac ^^ John,^ Solomon^), father of Mrs. Dodge, 
born Sept. 17, 1779 ; his daughter Mrs. Elizabeth P. (Shepherd) 
Donallan, made a record of his death as on Feb. 4, 1828, making 
him forty-eight years and nearly six months of age ; married Nov. 
6, 1803, Catharine, daughter of Dr. Mark and Mary (Payson) Howe. 

I have an impression that he was by trade a cooper, and a very 
hard-working man ; also that he did not die of phthisis, but of what 
my mother called " blood consumption " — perhaps anajmia, perhaps 
an obscure case of diabetes. 

His daughter Elizabeth prepared, before her death, a list of the 


names of her brothers and sisters witli her own. 1 am nulebted to 
her daiisjbter EUa F., wife of Mv. 1). I>. I-yon of Schenectady, for 
this list, also for letti'rs her and our " Aunt ]\Iary " had preserved, 
written l)y the two minister brothers Mark II. and Kdward S. 

Mary I'acker, died unmarried; Sarah Perkins, married Nathan 
D. Dodge; Eliphalet II., married first, Martha Weeks; second. 
Sarah J. FuUerton ; Isaac married Anna Hoag ; i\Iark II., married 
Emily Badger; Lucinda Smith, married Henry Chase; .John, mar 

ried Sarah ; Edward married Jane ; Elizabeth Packer, 

married John Donallan. 

In Part III, excerpts will be given of letters written by Elder 
Mark II. Shepherd and by Rev. Edward S. Shepherd. 

Both died at abont the same age, before thirty, but both will 
live long in the remembrance of relatives as devotedly religious 

"Grandmother Shepherd " was born in Eppiug, N. H., 1780; 
died at the home of her son Eliphalet in Manchester, N. H., July 
4, 1857; married Nov. 6, 1803, John Shepherd of Deerlield, N. II. 
Left a widow with a large family, she must have found life very 
hard for many 3'ears. She was a member of the Free Will Bap- 
tist Communion and an earnestly religious woman. 

I can recall her speaking in a prayer meeting at the Methodist 
church in Ipswich, when I was about eight years old and when I 
heard the peculiar Free-will Btiptist "tone" for the first time. 
Doubtless that has changed with other fashions of the past. Dur- 
ing her last years it was said, she spent much time in prayer, and 
mourned much over those who should be " finally impenitent." Let 
us hope the dear old motherly heart found peace at last, and joy 
in the knowledge that she could not be more merciful than the 
God she worshipped. 


Mrs. Dodge's mother was Catherine or Katy, daughter of Dr. 
Mark How, as he spelled his name ; but Felt, who claims to give 
spellings as they were written on the original records, gives that of 
our ancestor as James Howe. This style. Dr. Mark's children 
have adopted. 

Following is the line of Catherine Howe compiled with anxious 
study and with the assistance of many friends. Among them I 
may name Miss Elise E. Howe, of Boxloid; Mr. J. H. Tenney, of 


Millwood, Hou. Daniel Wait Howe of Indianapolis, Ind. ; C. Wes- 
ley Howe, Waltham ; Mrs. Elizabeth P. S. Donallan's daughter, 
Mrs. David B. Lyon of Schenectady (who sent her mother's rec- 
ord) ; Messrs. Geo. Fr. Dow, of Topsfield ; Ezra D. Hines, Assis- 
tant Register of Probate, Salem, and George B. Blodgette, of 

Note. I became satisfied that the MarTx, of John Row, could 
not be our ancestor by examining the probate records in Salem. 
Hon. Daniel W. Howe has no doubt that Mark of Abraham is of 
our line. 

James Howe, the emigrant, was son of Robert, who lived at 
Broad Oak (Hadley), Essexshire, Eng. ; born 1598 ; lived in Bish- 
ops Stortford, at a place called Rockerill ; came to Ipswich. Mass., 
after 1635; was commoner 1641 ; tithingman 1677. Another gives 
this : Abraham of Roxbury and James Howe are supposed to have 
been brothers. James, born about 1606, son of Robert of Hatfield 
(Broad Oak), Essex Co ; settled in Roxbury about 1637. where 
he became freeman and married Elizabeth, daughter of John Dane 
(ancestor of N. D. Dodge) ; moved to Ipswich, INIass., where his 
wife died Jan. 31, 1693, and he died IMay 17, 1702, aged 96. If 
the date of birth 1598, be accepted, he would properly be what 
he has been called, ''the man of three centuries." Still another 
date 1605 has been given — no one can tell with certainty which is 

Children: James,^ Abraham,^ John^. James, ^ married Elizabeth 
Jackson, a noble woman, but one of the victims of the witchcraft 
delusion. (See Phillips and Payson.) 

Abraham- (James^), born about 1649; died Jan. 21, 1717- 
18 ; married Sarah, daughter of Lieut. Francis and Mary (Foster) 
Peabody, March 26, 1678; she died Sept. 29, 1732. Children: 
Love, 3 Increas,^ Sampson,^ Abraham, ^ Abijah,^ Israel,^ Mark.^ 

Mark^ {Abraham,^ James^), born INIarch 28, 1695; died Feb. 
17, 1770; had three wives; married first, Dec. 20, 1722, Hephzi- 
bah, daughter of Timothy and Edna (Hazen) Perkins; she was 
the mother of his children; she died Jan. 30, 1759; he married, 
second, Margaret Perley, who died Sept. 1, 1762; he married, 
third, Elizalieth l'>radstreet, who uot only survived him but seems 
to have commended herself as a deaconess, for we find recorded 


Jime 19, 1770, the iiuuriage of deacon Caleb Tool to widow Eliza, 
betb How. We are indebted for the above, and for items which 
follow, to the kindness of Mr. J. 11. Tenney, who has copied from 
the old Linebrook church book, the vital statistics pertaining to 
this family of IIow from the date when records began to be kept, 
— the earliest How 1 find recorded being in 1751 — up to the early 
years of the 19th century — the last record date being 1806. 

"Jan. 30, 1759, died, Hephzibah How, wife of Lieut. .Alark 
How." This shows that our ancestor held an olliee in a military 
company. The date of his death on Ipswich town records — " Lt. 
Mark How, died Feb. 17, 1770," shows the same fact. 

To quote again from Linebrook cluirch book : "Aug. 10, 17(iO, 
Mark How was received with the church by letter from Topsfield 

He was chosen deacon this year and held the office till his death. 

"Oct. 28, 1764. Violet, a negro woman belonging to deacon 
Mark IIow, was admitted to the church." As her name does not 
appear in the inventory of his estate, he may have freed her or she 
may have died. 

There were eleven children born to deacon Mark and his wife 
Hephzibah, but Ipswich records contain the following staitling 
fact: "Mark How with wife Hephzibah lost eight children of 
throat distemper in the course of twenty-three days, Nov. 5-28, 
1736, four sons and four daughters." 

NoTK. Afterwards two sons, Mark and Nathaniel, and a daugh- 
ter Hannah, who married a Kinsman, were born. From Nathan- 
iel were descended Messrs. Nathaniel Howe of Georgetown, the 
late Aaron Howe, father of Mrs. Wm. Perley, and Emerson Howe 
of Linebrook. 

In his will deacon Mark How gives " to well beloved Son Mark 
the Sum of fourteen Pound also half my wearing Cloaths & a 
third of my Books, the Reason I give him no more is because I 
have given him so much before." 

Mr. Nathaniel Howe, a lineal descendant of deacon Mark through 
his son Nathaniel, writes that the leason of his ' leaving most of his 
property to his grandfather (Nathaniel) w^as that Mark received a 
liberal education and proved a skilful doctor which cost in those 
days a large sum of money.' 

The inventory of Deacon How's estate gives some interesting 
glimpses into the life of the past. Among the articles mentioned 
are : 


" A Fire Lock and accoutiemeuts ; Flax, Wool, Flax Comb, 
Loom & Tackling ; Hour-glass ; Hops and Feathers ; Tallow and 
Hogs Fatt ; Malt, Wheat ; Iron Potts and brass Kettle, one Tram- 
mel; Pillion; Wanning Pan, Skillet, Handirons, Box Iron and 
Toasting h-on." 

Besides the above were utensils, furniture and grains such as we 
should expect to find in any list of farmer's goods. Also there 
were, " One Pair of Oxen ; Three Cows, Four Steers, Seven Sheep, 
One Swine." "Real Estate — nbout Eighty Acres with the Buildings 
thereon, & Part of Pew in the Meeting House, a Right in the 

The propertj' wos estimated at £245 6s. 8d. 

The house where Dea. How lived stood near the one owned and 
occupied by the late Mr. Emerson Howe, a second cousin of Mrs. 
Dodge. His ancestor Nathaniel'* Howe was born 1739, and was 
consequently younger than Mark.'* 

Mark'* {Mark,^ Abraham,^ James^), born Dec. 31, 1736; 
" baptized Jan. 1, 1737, in Topsfield church." Let us pause to 
notice the faith of our fathers. These parents, the month preced- 
ing this December, had lost all their eight children ; yet in thai 
wintry season, the infant of one day old was corried all the way 
to Topsfield church, to be consecrated to tlieir God ! Surely our 
Puritan forefathers were ready to act fearlessly on the text, 
'• Though He slay me, yet will I trust in Him." 

Mark"* died May, 1818, being then eighty-one and nearly a half 
years old. 

As he was the grandfather of Mrs. Dodge, we would like to 
know more of his life. He studied with Rev. George Lesslie of 
Linebrook six months in 1757. (See Essex Co. History.) 

He became a physician and surgeon, and lived in Deerfield, N.H., 
where his son, Dr. Eliphalet Payson Howe, was born in 1779. He 
was in Epping,N. H., in 1785, as we know from a letter dated there. 

He was a surgeon in the Revolutionary Army as we find by con- 
sulting State Papers of New Ilampsliire, Vol. 3 of the Revolution- 
ary Rolls, pages 108 and 208. His name occurs in a list of officers 
first in Col. Thomas Bartlett's Regiment July, 17.'^0 ; next, in 3rd 
Regiment commanded by Col. Scammell, for 1780. to protect 
West Point. 

On page 447, we find the following letter, in behalf of a disabled 
captain : 


" Captain Nathan Sanborn who was wonndoil in the Action at 
beemans heights in October 1777 by a shot throngh his Arme has 
been lame ever since & was oblig'' to be nnder the Care of a Snr- 
geou after giting home Several Months before being able for any 
bnsincss ; not like ever to be perfectly well the Shot going through 
the Deltoidal ]\Iuscles of the arme. 

Eppmg June y« 14"' 1785 

Mark How Surgeon." 

The house of his son, Dr. E. 1*. Howe, was burned many years 
ago and papers, which doubtless w^ould have been of great value 
in this work, were thus lost. 

He married in Rowley, Mass., March 6, 1760, Mary, daughter 
of Eliphalet and Ednah (Prime) Payson. She was born Jan. 14, 
1740-1; died Dec, 1809. I have heard of children as follows: 
Dr. Eliphalet Payson Howe, born 1779 in Deerfield, N. H. ; Wil- 
liam Howe, father of Mrs. Carr and the sisters Mary, Hannah, and 
perliaps others ; Mrs. Robinson, mother of Mrs. Catharine Smith 
and Mrs. Lucinda Walker ; Dolly, who married a Mr. Packer, and 
was mother of Charles and George P., also of Mrs. Betsey Brown 
and Misses Lucinda and Edna P. ; Mrs. Smith of Rowley, mother 
of Lavinia, who married Mr. George Jewett, also of Edward 

Mrs. Dodge spent several years before her marriage at the home 
of her "Aunt Smith" and was greatly attached to the family of 
her cousin Mr. Edward Smith, at whose house she was often a wel- 
come guest. The mother of Mrs. Dodge was Catharine or Katy 

Catharine^ {^fark,'* Marl-, ^ Abraham,'^ James^), born in Epp- 
ing. N. H., 1780 ; died (in Manchester, N. H., at the home of her 
son Eliphalet), July 4, 1857; married Nov. 6, 1803, John Shep- 
herd of Deei"field, N. H. 

See notice under Shepherd name. 

Prior to 1834 seven Howes had been graduated at Harvard and 
twenty-three at other New England colleges. 


Ancestry of Mary (Payson) Howe, grandmother of Sarah 
(Shepherd) Dodge. 


Edward^ Pay son came from England 1631 in the ship Lyon, 
William Pierce, master, which brought also Eliot the apostle with 
Wm. Curtis and Sarah his wife, Eliot's sister and their children. 
They came from Naziug, a rui'al village in Essexshire on the river 
Lee, twenty miles east from London. 

Its old church contains the names of Eliot, Ruggles, Curtis, 
Heath, Payson, Peacock, Graves, and others. The above is quoted 
from the History of Roxbury. Another authority gives Edward 
Payson as coming between 1636 and 1640; was of Dorchester, 
Mass. ; born at Naziug; baptized Oct. 13, 1613 ; died at Dorches- 
ter, 1689 ; took freeman's oath 1640 ; donated, 1645, three shillings 
payable annually for support of free schools; married June 21, 
1643, Mary, daughter of Benit Eliot, father of Rev. John Eliot, 
the Apostle to the Indians. This was a second marriage. All the 
authorities I could find, except Savage, give Mary as daughter of 
Benit Eliot. He thinks she was daughter of Rev. John's brother 
Philip, though he says her name is not mentioned in Philip's will, 
while the age of his wife Elizabeth given as thirty, and INIary's as 
thirteen, when they came over, would not tend to confirm his view. 
Mary had been baptized 11 March, 1621, or slie appears on Nazing 
Register according to another authority as " Marei Ellett," March 
11, 1620, while Philip's daughter Elizabeth is given as baptized 

Edward Payson had married, first, Ann Parke. 

Rev. Edward"'^ {Edward^), born June 20, 1657; died 
Aug. 22, 1732; married Nov. 7, 1683, Elizabeth, daughter of Rev. 
Samuel Phillips of Rowley; was graduated at Harvard 1677; set- 
tled colleague of Rev. Mr. Phillips Oct. 25, 1682 ; had a very large 
family of children, ten of whom survived him. 

Dorcas, another daughter of Rev. Samuel Phillips, married Sam- 
uel, brother of Rev. Edwanl Payson, and from this pair it is sup- 
posed that Edward Payson, D.D. was descended. 

Rev. Edward was fourth minister of Rowley, Mass. Came 
thither to preach in 1680 ; ordained and settled colleague two years 

Page 1138 Essex Co. History: 

All things considered, the pastorate of Mr. Payson was more 
successful than that of any other minister of this church. From 
the death of Mr. Phillips to the settlement of Mr. Jewett, a period 
of thirty-three years, nothing appears of record in church or town 


denoting any differences between Mr. Payson and the people under 
his charge. 

" preached y*^ Gospel in Rowlej' more than ol years." 

lie died in the seventy-sixth year of liis age. 

Eliphalet' (Edirard,- Edward^), v:as born 1G8D; died May 
28, 177G; married IG Feb., 1725-6, Kdna, daughter of Mark and 
Jane (Lambert) Prune. .She died May 28, 1778. 

Mary^ {Ellphalet,^ Rev. Edward,- Edicard^), born Jan. 14, 
1740-1 • died Dec, 1809, as recorded in the liible of Dr. Eliphalet 
Payson Howe, hi-r son. Unfortunately a (ire. which destroyed Dr. 
Howe's house, destroyed much that would doubtless have been 
greatly prized by Marj' (Payson) Howe's descendants. She mar- 
ried March 6, 17G0, Dr. Mark Howe, and among their children 
was Catharine, mother of Sarah (Shepherd) Dodge. 


Ancestry of Dr. Mark Howe through his mother. 

Assisted by Mr. Geo. Fr. Dow of Topsficld, and Mr. Frank E. 
Perkins of Weymouth. 

Rev. William Perlvins, who died at Topsfield May 21, 1682, was 
the son of William Perkins, merchant tailor of London, and Kalher- 
ine his wife ; grandson of George and Katherine Perkins of Abbots 
Salford in Warwickshire. George Perkins was a yeoman of a class 
who were the owners of land of a considerable stated yearly value, 
and had various privileges. 

The will of William Perkins senior, of the city of London, " Mer- 
chant Taylor, of the Parish of St. Dunstan in the West," supplies 
what few particulars are known concerning the family of George 

The children of George and Katherine Perkins were 

Elizabeth, Beatrice, Joane, Anne, Thomas, and William, who 
was born Jan. 1, 1579 ; died 1657. The youngest son was Francis. 

William, senior, was baptized at Abbots Salford, Jan. 1, 1579, 
and settled in London, where he became a merchant tailor ; married 
three times : first, Katherine, May 22, 1603, who died Sept. 18, 
1618; married, second, Mary, daughter of George Purchas of 
Thaxsted in Essexshire, March 30, 1619, who died Oct. 29, 1639 ; 
married, third, Jane, widow of Filimer. who had, at that time, 


two immaiTied daughters. She survived hmi ; and Jan. 20, 1761, 
his son "William, who was then living in Topsfield, Essex County, 
in the Colony of Massachusetts Bay, in New England, drew three 
bills of exchange upon his mother [step mother] '■ Mrs. Jane Per- 
kins, widow, dwelling at the Three Cocks upon Ludgate Mill, near 
to the west end of St. Paul's church, in London." 

William Perkins, senior, was possessed of considerable property 
and gave £50 (fifty pounds) to Harvard College. He made liis will 
April 18, 1657, and died not long after, for the instrument was 
pi'oved at London Registry Nov. 10, following, by the widow and 
his son Edward the executors. 

In his will (which is recorded in volume "■ Ruthven " page 450), 
he directs that he shall be buried in Parish Church of All Saints, 
in Bread street, " where I learnt so much of Jesus' church, by the 
ministry of that his faithful servant, Master Richard Stocke." 

The children of William and Katharine Perkins, were: Rebecca, 
married Master Martin Cousins ; William, born Aug. 25, 1607, em- 
igrated to New England ; John, Toby, Sarah Harrington, 

William^ Perkins sailed in the " William and Francis," Mr. 
Thomas, master, leaving Loudon, Mai'ch 9, 1632, arriving at Bos- 
ton June 5, following. In March, 1633, with the illustrious John 
Winthrop, Jr. and twelve others, he began the settlement of Ips- 
wich; was admitted freeman Sept. 3, 1634 and removed to Rox- 
bury, where he married Elizabeth Wootton Aug. 30, 1636. 

Oct. 10, 1638, he was one of the surveyors appointed to survey 
and run the southerly line of the patent. Oct. 7, 1641, because of 
his father's gift of £50 to Harvard, he was granted 400 acres of 
land by the General Court; in 1642 he moved to Weymouth, and 
while there was leader of the military band ; was lieutenant in 1642, 
and captain 1644, in which year he represented the town in the 
General Court. 

He was one of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company, 
and was chosen commissioner " to end small controversies " in 

From 1650 to 1655 he was preaching to the inhabitants of Glouc- 
ester. From there he went to Topsfield, and after preaching a few 
years, spent the remainder of his life in the calm pursuits of hus- 
bandry. He was " among the early settlers of the towu, probably 
the most accomplished person. He was a scholar and a man of 


business, — a f:\nnor, a cleriiyman, a soUliiM and a legislator." (See 
Essex Co. History.) 

One of his daugliters married a son of Governor Hradstreet, and 
one of his sons a relative of Major General Denison. 

He often visited his native country; was there Feb , 1G40; in 
Oct., 164G ; in the spring of 16G7 ; in April, 1670, and during the 
winter of 1673-4. He died at Topsfield I\Iay 21, 1682, leaving 
the following children : William, married Elizabeth, daughter of 
Daniel Clarke of Topslield ; Elizabeth, married John Kamsdell of 
Lynn ; Tobijah, married Sarah Denison ; Catharine, married John 
Baker of Ipswich; Mary, married Oliver Purchis ; Jolni, married 
Anna Hutchinson and settled in Lynnlield ; Sarah, married John, 
son of Governor Bradstreet ; Timothy, married Edna Hazen ; Re- 
becca, married Thomas Fiske, son of Capt. Fiske of Wenham. 

Timothy- {Rev. WilHam^ [William, George]), was ninth child 
and youngest son of Kev. Wm. Perkins, born Aug. 11, 1658, in 
Topsfield ; died 1728 ; married Aug. 2, 1686, Edna Hazen, of Box- 
ford (probably then a part of Rowley) ; had eight children : Tim- 
othy, Nathaniel, John, Richard, Jacob, AViiliam, Ileplizibah and 
Hannah, Avho married Nichols. 

Hepliziball=5 {Thnoth;/,^ Rev. William^), born Oct. 6, 1702 
(church records say she was baptized Oct. 12, 1701, which may 
be the correct date in spite of town record) ; died Jan. 30, 1759 ; 
married Dec. 20, 1722, Mark ilow of Ipswich. 


From New England History and Genealogical Register and Early 
Settlers of Rowley in Essex Institute Collections. 

Edward.' First mention of him is in Rowley records, thus: 
" Elizabeth, wife of Edward Hassen was buryed 1649, Sept. 18." 

He was a man of substance and influence : was overseer or se- 
lectman in 1650-51, '54, '60, '65, '68 ; judge of delinquents 1CG6 ; 
in the record of surveys Feb. 4, 1661, he appears entitled to "seven 
gates." This relates to cattle rights in towns' commons ; the aver- 
age number allowed seems to have been three, while no one had 
more than seven. 

He married, second, 1 mo. 1650, Hannah, daughter of Thomas 


and .lane Grant. He, Edward Ilazen, was buried 22 July, 1683; 
wife died Feb., 1715-16. Thomas Grant came 1638, probably to 

Edna^ (or " F^dney " as sjDelled in Reg.), daughter of Edward^ 
and Hannah (Grant) Hazen, born June 20, 1667; married Aug. 
2, 1686, Timothy Perkins. 


John,^ born in England 1588 or 9 ; emigrated 1635; said to 
have settled in Hampton, N. H., 1639; a tract of land of four 
acres was granted, lying near a branch of the river afterwards bear- 
ing his name, though he seems not to have settled on it but on a 
ten acre lot bought of John Sanders, now in the possession of a 
lineal descendant (History of Hampton, published 1893). Af- 
terwards, by [lurchase, made large additions to this lot, and obtained 
various other trncts in different i)arts of the town; died Feb. 28, 
1687; had wife Sarah and children. 

The above is from the History of Hampton, but the following 
under Brown from Savage's Genealogical Dictionary : John, whose 
death 28 Feb., 1687, is mentioned in early records of New Hamp- 
shire, " aged 98 years," may possibly have gained s?^c7i reputation 
by his father having done some brave act against the Spanish enemy 
even later than the Armada yeav to which wild tradition refers the 
birth of his son. 

Thomas-* (John^), born July 14, 1657; died June 29, 1744; 
married Abial, daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth (Partridge) Shaw. 

Ebenezer'^ {Thomas,^ John^), hom about 1696 ; died Oct. 20, 
1780; married, first, Sobriety, daughter of Josiah Moulton ; sec- 
ond, probably before July, 1725, Margaret Flanders (Town clerk of 
Kensington, once a part of Hampton, where Ebenezer Brown lived, 
gives E. and " Margaret his wife," while Hampton History gives 
the second wife as Mary F. ; town record more reliable especially as 
there are two children named Margaret, and if there was an attempt 
at abbreviation thus: — Marg. — the effect would resemble Mary) . 
They had twelve children. 

Martha'' {Ebenezer,'^ Thomas,^ John^), born Feb. 25, 1730; 
entered intention of marriage Nov. 19, 1747, in Salisbury, with 
Isaac Shepherd. They were probably married at the bride's home. 

*Tho History of Hampton, N. H., by J. Dow. gives the name of Thomas Brown 
among those of Hampton men "known to have been in the service of the country 
sometime during the two years 1675 and 1670." The name occurs again in the list of 
Hampton men who served in King William's War. 



llaniptoii Town History ami Savage's Genealogical Dictionary. 

Roger' was of Canjbridge, Mass., 163G ; freeman 103H ; came 
to Hampton abont US-IT. wiiore he bought the right of John Cross 
to certain trtiets of hind, and also received some grants from the 
town; was a large landholder and an influential man; selectman 
1649 and 1(354, a constable also in the latter year; commissioner 
for small causes 1651 ; representative to General Court, 1651, 1652, 
1653; born in P^ugland ; died May 29, 1661 ; married, first, Anne 

; second. Susanna, widow of William Tilton. She died Jan. 

28, 1655. 

Joseph"^ {Ro(ier^). born about 1635 ; died Nov. 8, 1720 ; mar- 
ried June 26, ] CAW, Elizabeth Partridge, daughter ot William and 
Ann of Salisbury, Mass. William Partridge 1638; freeman 
March 14, 1639 ; said to be son of John of Olney in Co. Bucks; 
died 1654, leaving widow Ann, perhaps mother of children. She 
married Jan. 1, 1656, Anthony Stauion ; died July 10, 1689. 


Mostly from Savage's Genealogical Dictionary, and from Salis- 
bury town records. 

Abraham' came to Cambridge in 1632; perhaps came in the 
Lion ; was a member of what is now known as the Ancient and 
Honorable Artillery Company, 1638; removed with the original 
proprietors to Salisbury where, in 1650, only four men were taxed 
higher; died while on a visit at Roxbury June 20, 1662 ; married 
June 10, 1645. Sarah, daughter of Robert Clement of Haverhill. 
(See Clement.) 

Isaac- (AbrahanV), bojn July 10, 1646; had perhaps two 

wives; Rachel was daugiiter of widow Phebe ; Isaac Morrill 

was selectman 1682; " Isaac Morrill, Sr." was town treasurer for 
the official year which so began in Salisbury shortly before this as 
to include both dates 1696-7; "Mr. Isaac Morrill" was selectman 
1702-3; '^ Isaac MoniU" 1703-04; again 1706-07. 

(Items concerning Isaac Morrill's town oflSces from statistics in 
Essex County History.) 


RacheP {Isaac,- Abraham^), bom Aug. 24, 1692; married 
March 20, 1711-12, John Shepherd, and was the mother of Isaac 
Shepherd, who was oue of the first settlers of Deerfield, N. H. 

From records of First Church iu Salisbury (from 1687-1754). 

Names of members— among them are Isaak Morrill and Isaac 
Morrill's wife. 

The Rocky Hill church, at West Salisbury, was formed, and the 
covenant was subscribed to by twelve persons, Nov. 19, 1718 ; one 
of them was Isaac Morrill, probably father of Rachel. 


From Geo. B. Blodgette's Early Settlers of Rowley, iu Essex 
Institute Collections. 

Mark^ an early settler of Rowley, probably 1645 ; brought his 
wife Ann. She was buried 6 Sept., 1672 ; the date of his burial 
was 21 Dec, 1683 

Sanmel'^ (Mark^), born 14-6 month 1649; married Sarah, 
daughter of Samuel Plats, 1 Jan., 1673-4 ; died 18 March, 1683-4 ; 
estate settled 1697; mention made of children Samuel, aged 21 ; 
Sarah, over 18; Mark, over 16. 

Mark^ {Samuel,^ Mark^), baptized 1680-1 ; died 7 Oct., 1722, 
in his 42d year; married 10 Feb., 1702-3, Jane, daughter of 
Thomas Lambert. 

Edna'* {Mark,'^ Samuel,- Mark^), born 15 June, 1705; died 
28 May, 1778 ; married Eliphalet Payson as his second wife. Their 
daughter Mary was Mrs. Dodge's grandmother. 


From Early settlers of Rowley. 

Samuel^ came to Rowley about 1664, with wife Sarah, who 
died 10 April, 1681 ; he married, second, Philippa Felt of Salem, 
probably a widow. 

Sarah- {Samuel^ and Sarah) married Jan. 1, 1673, Samuel 



From Early Settlers in Rowley. 

Francis,' freeman (in Rowley) 1640 ; had a two acre house lot 


1G43 ; had wife Jane, who was burioil 7 Juuc, 1(559 ; he was buried 
23 Sept., 1647. lie is of record thus (Essex Probate) " my soune 
Thonias which I freely give uuto my brother Thomas Barker." 

As Thomas Barker mentions " dear sister Jaue Lambert," the 
inference is concUisive that Francis^ Lambert had married Jane 
Barker, especially as that excellent anticpuuy, Mr. A. A.Galloupe, 
states that tliis manner of mentioning friends indicates blood re- 
lationship — he has not found it otherwise in his researches. At all 
events, Thomas Barker was the uncle of Tliomas Lambert whom 
he adopted. Thomas Barker was one of the wealthiest of tlie first 
settlers of Rowley. 

Thonias- Lambert (Francis^), born 3-2 month, 1G45; died 
Sept. 13, 1G85 ; adopted by his uncle Thomas Barker, and received 
from him and his Aunt Rogers, a large estate; married 4 Nov., 
1669, Edna, daughter of Ezekiel Northend. 

Jane^ {Thomas,'^ Francis^), born 10 Sept., 1685 ; married Feb. 
10, 1702-3, Mark^ Prime. 


From Early Settlers in Rowley, mainly. 

Ezekiel' came from Rowley in the East Riding (corrupted from 
tJtirding, Yorkshire l)eiug divided into three parts, besides a small 
portion called Ainsty) of Yorkshire, born 1622 ; died Sept. 7, 
1698; married Dec. 1, 1648, at Rowley, Edna, widow of Richard 
Bailey, maiden name Halstead ; she was born probably in Halifax 
Parish in the West Riding of Yorkshire ; she died Feb. 3, 1706. In 
1677, he owned four freeholds and in 1691 paid the highest tax in 
Rowley, £10, at which time he was styled corporal ; was a prominent 
man ; on many committees ; selectman in 1662,1069, 1691, probably 
other years. Gave to each of his daughters from 100 to 150 acres 
of land upon their marriage. 

Edna- (EzelieU), born July 1, 1649; married Nov. 4, 1669, 
Thomas Lambert ; he died and she married Andrew Stickney. 

Ezekiel Northend gave portions to his three daughters by will of 

whom " Edna Sticknee " (mother of Jane Lambert) was one. " I 

have before paid to each of them £200, and £60 in Currant pay or 

40 pounds to be paid within six years " after the death of his wife. 




Mainly from Phillips Genealogy. 

Rev. George^ Phillips, first minister of Watertown,Mass., 
was son of Christopher Phillips of Rainhain, St. Martin's, near 
Rougham in the hundred or district of Gallow, County Norfolk, 
Eug, ; born about 1593; was graduated from Gouville and Cains 
College, Cambridge, Eug., 1618, and received the degree of M.A., 
1617 ; embarked April 12, 1630, in the Arbella with wife and two 
children; arrived in Salem June 12. He had in company Governor 
Winthrop and Sir Richard Saltonstall. 

From letter of Governor Winthrop to his son : "On Arbella 
rideing before Yarmouth, April 5, 1630." 

" Mr, Phillips exercised with us the whole day and gave very 
good content to all the company as he doth in all his exercises, so 
as we have much cause to bless God for him." 

He was admitted freeman May 18, 1631, " the earliest date of 
any such admission;" married, first, daughter of Richard Sargent; 

second, Elizabeth ; died July 1, was buried July 2, 1644, 

about fifty-one years old. 

Rev. SamueP (George^), was son by first wife; born proba- 
bly at Boxstead, in County of Suffolk, Eug. ; died April 22, 1696, 
"greatly beloved and lamented;" married Oct., 1651, Sarah, 
daughter of Samuel and Mary (Everard) Appleton ; had nine chil- 
dren ; was graduated at Harvard 1650; settled in Rowley, Mass., 
1651, colleague of Rev. Ezekiei Rogers; after his death in 1661 
(23 Jan.), Mr. Phillips was sole pastor till his own advancing age 
called for assistance in the work of tiie ministry, when Rev. P^d- 
wai'd Pay son was chosen as his colleague. (See Pay son.) 

His wife died July 15, 1714. Her funeral sermon was preached 
by her grandson, Rev. Samuel Phillips of South Andover, 

" She was an early seeker of God. . . She took care of her 
children's souls. . . . She was always humble and penitent. 
. . . And as she lived so she died depending on Christ for 
righteousness and salvation." 

"When the wife of James- How, Jr. (uncle of Mark How, senior) 
was charged with sundry acts of witchcraft, it is a most gratifying 
circumstance to us, descendants of both Rev. Samuel Phillips and 
Rev. Edward Payson, that they visited -'the insane girl and the 


families concenud, :uul cutircly dissipatod the theory of witch- 

Although I hey were not al)le to save this uoble woman's life, yet 
they are of record as too large hearted and too clear headed, to be 
swayed by the madness of the times. (See Upham's History of 
Salem Witchcraft.) 

Elizabeth-' {^Samuel,- Geori/e^), born Aug. 2, 1665; died 
1724; married Nov. 7, 1683, Rev. Edward Payson, who was her 
father's colleague. 


Mainly from Appleton Genealogy. 

Samuel' was fourth son of Thomas. His eldest brother, Sir 
Isaac, resided in the manor house of Holbrook Hall. Thomas was 
son of William and Rose (Sexton) Appleton. She was daughter 
of Robert and Agnes (Jermyn) Sexton of Lavenham, Co. Suffolk. 

William A., father of Thomas, was of Little Waldingfield, Co. 
SutTolk. He was son of Robert, son of Thomas, son of Jolin, son 
of John, son of John Appulton of Great Waldingfield, who died 

Samuel Appleton emigrated 1635 ; born 1586 ; married, one au- 
thority says, Judith Everard, at Preston, Eng., Jan. 24, 1616. 
Appleton Genealogy says he married Mary Everard or P^verett 
which is, according to Farmer, the same name. 

A manuscript entitled " The Breviary of Suffolk" in the British 
museum has this of Everard : " This family is very ancient and 
had fair possessions in Linstead, Laxfield, Ilasketon and Dunstan." 
He died in Rowley, June, 1670, probably having resided with his 
daughter, wife of Rev. Samuel Phillips. 

•'He was deputy to General Court 1637 (17th May), also at the 
June 6 court same year; also Aug. 6 ; also 26 Sept., but was not 
chosen to the new court. The former court refused to support the 
views of the Synod at Newton, which condemned the eighty-two 
errors in religion as connected with Mrs. Hutchinson and her party. 
A new court was chosen better disposed to sustain the intolerant 
views of the times which banished Mrs. Hutchinson and several 
others. This dismission from public life is honorable to him. He 
was on the Grand Jury 1641." 


From a pamphlet concerning Ipswich early settlers, I find that 
" directly opposite the Eastern 11. R. station is the house lot of the 
first Appletons." 

Sarah- (SavmeP), born in Eeydon, Eng., 1629 ; died July 15, 
1714; married Oct., 1651, Rev. Samuel Phillips. 


Francis Peabody was one of the original settlers of Hamp- 
ton, old Norfolk Co., whither he came in the summer of 1638, prob- 
ably from Lynn, Mass. ; made freeman 1640 ; 1649 was made one 
of the three men to " ende small causes " and was confirmed in that 
office by the justices of the court ; 1657 he is found in Topsfield, 
one of the prominent men of the town ; was a large landholder in 
Topsfield, Boxford and Rowley. 

Another account found in Essex County History follows. 

From Essex County History : 

Lieut. Francis^ of St. Albans, Hertfordshire, born 1614 ; 
came to New England in ship Planter, 1635, and settled first at 
Ipswich ; in or about 1650, he took up his residence in Topsfield ; 
married Mary, daughter of Reginald Foster, whose name appears 
in Ipswich 1635. 

Sarah, ^ born 1650; married Abraham How, and died April 0, 
1705. She was mother of Mark How. 

Savage says that, in 1834, thirteen Peabodys had been graduated 
at Harvard and Dartmouth. 


Reginald,^ born in Uarlon, Eng., 1600; died at Ipswich, 
1684; came to Ipswich 1635 or 38 ; lived near the stone bridge. 
One account says, " all the family lived to extreme old age." In 
1638, " he devised, together with a large property, two rapiers, one 
old and one new, one corslet ; one beaver of iron and one pike." 

Said to have been connected with the family of similar name 
(Foster, Forster, Forrester, all one), in the north, who were dis- 
tinguished for their exploits against the Scots : supposed to have 

had a second wife Judith , who died Oct., 1664, He had a 

grant of land 1641. 


Mary- {Reginald^) , hom in Eii<;ltiud ; iniirriecl Francis Tea- 
body; died April 9, 1705. 

Note. Several lines are placed here out of their proper order 
owing to delay m their prei)aration, caused by the inability to find 
essential records, coupled with the hope that time would supply 


It will be remembered that IMary (Payson) How, wife of Dr. 
]\Iark IIow, was the great-granddaughter of Edward and Mary (El- 
iot) Payson. 

Several authorities have been examined ; and, but for an unex- 
pected delay in the verification by an expert, of the Payson Geneal- 
ogy, we might have had the benefit of fresh research as to the Eliot 
race and name. 

There has no connection been found between Andrew Eliot of 
Beverly, and IMary Eliot's brother, Rev. John Eliot, tlie "Apostle 
to the Indians," but it is not unlikely that research in the English 
archives may yet find it, so I have taken from the genealogy of the 
former named families, prepared by Walter Graeme Eliot, a i)art of 
what is said as to the name Eliot : 

Among the Norman Invaders at Hastings in 1066, there was a 
knight William de Allot, who is the accredited ancestor of the Eli- 
otts of Stobs and Elliots of Minto in Scotland (Co. Robburgh), 
distinguished collaterals of the Eliots of Cornwall, Somerset and 
Devon in S. W. England. 

The family undoubtedly settled first in the latter county, the 
earliest records there showing the presence of gentry bearing the 

"Allot, corrupted into Welsh Elyot," and since 1375 the E has 
replaced the A. 

President Eliot of Harvard University is descended from this 
Andrew Flliot who came to Beverly later than did Rev. John Eliot 
and his brother Philip to Roxbury. 

The last named Elliots came from Nazing or Nasing, a rural vil- 
lage in Essexshire on the river Lee, twenty miles east from Lon- 

It is doubtful however if the Eliots had been for many generations 
at least, residents of this place, owing to tiie lack of records to that 
effect in the church at Nazing. 


Bennett Eliot (" Benit Elyot ") the father of Rev. John, Philip 
and Mary, had property in Huusdon and the surrounding villages, 
so the Eliots of Hunsdon and Roxwell, might have been related. 
Very little is known of Bennett Eliot and his wife, except that 
they gave their son John a liberal education, and were exemplary 
for their piety. He was buried at N,azing, Co. Essex, Nov. 21, 

In the genealogy of this branch of the Eliot family a letter 
from the Earl of St. Grermans, a descendant of Sir John Eliot, 
shows the high honor in which Mary (Eliot) Payson's relative was 

After explaining why he could not tell whether there was any 
connection between the families, though there might very well be 
such, since only the records of the eldest son in each generation 
were in his possession, he adds: " No title more honorable than 
that of ' Apostle to the Indians,' illustrates any pedigree." 

The author from whose work the above items are taken thinks 
identity of coats of arms proves the relationship of the Bennett El- 
iot family to that of Sir John. Certainly there was a kinship of 
soul ; a marked similarity in the mental and moral attitude towards 
the problems of the epoch between Bennett Eliot's sons John and 
Philip and that of their distinguished contemporary Sir John Eliot 
who died in the Tower, 1632, where he had been imprisoned tAvo 

As to whether Mary was daugliter or granddaughter of Bennett 
Eliot, the w^eight of authority thus far is strongly in favor of the 
former relation. She was the youngest child according to the Eliot 
genealogy — and Edward Holdeu Payson concurred in this view — 
baptized the year of her father's death. Perhaps the mother was 
dead before the sailing of the ship '' Lyon, William Pierce master, 
which brought Eliot the apostle, with William Curtis and wife ; 
Eliot's sister, and their children." 

Savage, however, in his G-enealogical Dictionary presumes that 
she was Philip's daughter and came in 1635. He has it thus : "Ed- 
ward Payson 1 Jan, 1G42, married Mary, daughter, I presume, of 
Philip Eliot." 

" Philip of Roxbury, brother of the apostle, came probably early 
iu April, 1635, in the Hopewell, Capt. Bundocke, master, though 
his name is not on the custom house list, for it contains wife Eliz- 
abeth, aged thirty, and their children, Mary, aged thirteen," etc., 


also "• John Huiigles aged ten, was, the church record says, brought 
over a servant by Philip K." Savage argues that the non a[)pear- 
ance of Philip's name on the list is his inability to procure a license. 
He uiaj' have made himself obnoxious to the government. At all 
events he reached these shores, and was made freeman 26 May, 
1()3G ; was deacon in his brother's church in Roxbury ; representa- 
tive four years 1654-7, and dieil 22 Oct., 1657, as it is on clnuch 
record. The town record has it Oct. 24, but this may have been 
the date of burial. 

Savage admits that Mary was not mentioned in Philip's will, 
but he accounts for this by the conjecture that she had received 
her portion when she was married. 

She was baptized March 11, 1621 ; married Edward Paysou Jan. 
1, 1642 ; '• seems to have died March 24, 1697." " In 1834, twenty- 
two of this name had been graduated at Harvard, Yale and Dart- 


I have found this name oftcner spelled Dam than Dame on the 
old records, but I never heard of its being pronounced otherwise 
than with the a long, as in the similar name Dane. 

Isaac Shepherd, known later in life as " Major Shepherd," mar- 
ried Comfort Dam, Oct. 19, 1778. 

This is the sole record I have found of Mrs. Dodge's paternal 
grandmother. Tradition says she did not live to rear her younger 
children, but, dying, left them in the care of her sister Polly; prob- 
ably she was the " Aunt Pollj' Dame," of whom I have heard my 
mother speak. It is said she ma<le a special pet of one daughter 
named for herself — a relic of this Polly Shepherd is a pocket book 
inscribed with her name kindly given me by Miss Marston. She 
was born Nov. 1, 1802. 

I have been at great pains to ascertain the birth record of "Com- 
fort Dam," but have l)een so completely unsuccessful as to feel 
tolerably sure that she was born in what is now the township of 
Orford, N. II., but before the township was granted, and conse- 
quently when records were not likely to have been systematically 
kept. I found from the town clerk of Orford that there was of rec- 
ord a " Comfort Dame " as having " died Oct. 9, 1823, aged eight- 
teen years." While this, of course, was not our Comfort, it hints 
at the correctness of the tradition which makes Orford her place 


of birth, since this is not a common name. Moreover many Dames 
were in Orford in its early history. 

Levi Dam, whose name appears in the " Declaration " — the 
patriotic men of Deerlield signed this instrument early in the Rev- 
olutionary war — might have been her brother, since he or one bear- 
ing the same name was married in 1776. John Dam, another 
signer, may have been a brother also, or her father, who might 
have removed to Deerfield, since nothing appears of record as to his 
age on Deerfield records. In support of this supposition is the fact 
that her eldest son, Mrs. Dodge's father, was named John, although 
both father and grandfather on the Shepherd side had been called 

What is proved beyond cavil, is that her ancestor came from 
England to Dover, N. H. One authority sa3's that John Dam 
(sometimes spelled Damme), took a lot in 1634 or thereabouts; 
was made freeman 1653 ; lived on Dover Neck; will proved March 
23, 1693-4 ; gave his property to his two sons John and William. 
It is stated that the family of Dame came from Cheshire, England, 
and were freeholders from the time of Edward IV. 

Jabez Dame of Rochester, N. H. ; was in the expedition against 
Louisburg, Cape Breton, 1758 ; and he was a son of Richard Dame 
of Newington — this township " was portion of the Dover and 
Squamscot Patent" — so there is a chance of Jabez Dame having 
been a near relative of Comfort. 

Savage gives it thus, concerning Dame, Dam, Damme — I con- 
dense — John of Dover, 1640 or earlier. By wife Elizabeth had 
John and William ; he was deacon; died Jan. 27, 1690, at an 
advanced age. Had a brother or son Nicholas, who with most 
N. H. people prayed to join Massachusetts in 1690. 

John^ Dame had married Jane, daughter of Richard Rowe before 
J 663 ; married, second, Nov. 9, 1664, Elizabeth, daughter of Wm. 
Furher; he had John^ Feb. 23, 1668. 

William^ Dame married Martha Poiufret, daughter of William 
Pomfret; had Pomfret,^ born March 4, 1681 ; William, ^ born Nov. 
14, 1686; Samuel,^ born March 6, 1689. 

Pomfret, 3 married Elizabeth Tebbets ; William,^ married Sarah 
; had William ,'^ John.^ 


Salisbury, Mass., was settled in 1638, and included Seabrook ; a 


portion of II:uni)toii, Kxctor. Kensington, South Hampton and 

The wife of Ebenezer Brown was born Margaret Flanders; she 
was the mother of Martha (lirown) Shepherd, who was the mother 
of Major Isaac Sliephord. 

Kbonezer Brown and Margaret his wife had twelve children 
whose births are recorded in Kensington, N. II. — Martha being the 
third in order of age, — but the mother of this large famil}' has no 
record of birth in Salisbur}', where we would naturally look for it, 
and I have not been able to find it elsewhere. She was very likelj' 
born in Hampton from which township Kensington was separated. 

Her paternal ancestor undoubtedly was Stephen Flanders, who 
with wile Jane came to Salisbury between 1640 and 1646. He was 
admitted a townsman Feb., 1650 ; this was not the same as being 
admitted freeman — perhaps he had religious scruples about taking 
the freeman's oath since none but church members were admitted 
to the rights and privileges of freemen. 

A freeman could vote in the choice of magistrates and deputies ; 
a man might be a free holder and not a freeman, might vote in town 
affairs and be neither a freeholder nor a freeman. 

Stephen' and Jane Flanders had Stephen, ^ born March 8, 1647 ; 
Philip.2born July 14, 1652; John,2 born Feb. 11, 1659. 

Stephen.- married Abigail, daughter of Thomas and Mary Car- 
ter of Salisbury. He died 1744, aged ninety-eight years, six months. 

Philip,- married 1686 or 7, the widow Martha Collins, daughter 
of John and 3Iartha Eaton. There is no record of any issue. 

John,- married 1686 or 88, Elizabeth, granddaughter of William 
and Elizabeth Sargent of Salisbury. 

John seems to have been a deacon, settled first in Salisbury, then 
in South Hampton ; admitted freeman 1670 ; was in the fight at 
Turner's Emails, May 19, 1676 ; died Oct. 25, 1745. The second wife 
of Ebenezer Brown (Martha's mother) , is given as Mary Flanders 
in the historj^ of the town of Hampton, but the town clerk of Ken- 
sington sent Margaret as the given name, and I have accepted this 
as probably correct. She could have been daughter of Philip^ or 
John^ or granddaughter of Stephen. ^ 

Note :— The statements that Mary not Margaret Flanders was married to Ebenezer 
Brown— that slie was of Salisbury, and that lier father's name was .John, maybe 
true, but I have not been able to verify them either by the town records of Salisbury, 
or the Flanders Genealo;;y, the former containing neither a Mary or Margaret Flan- 
ders who could have married Ebenezer Brown, while the latter gives no such child of 
John Flandere- 




Nathan^ {Daniel,^ Daniel,'^ JoJm,^ JoJm,^ John^), brother of 
Samuel, was born Dec. 27, 1752; died Feb. 15, 1835; was pub- 
lished Oct. 16, and married Nov. 14, 1779, to Polly Brown, who 
died April 24, 1840. 

I have condensed from " Harvard Graduates whom I have 
Known," by A. P. Peabody, D.D.,LL.D., also from a sketch of 
him in the History of Beverly. This notice is from Rev. C. T. 
Thayer, his pastor, and first appeared in the American Jurist and 
Law Magazine. 

Nathan Dane was born at Ipswich, in the Hamlet (afterwards 
Hamilton). His father was a prosperous farmer, but with a fam- 
ily of twelve children. Nathan worked on the farm till he was of 
age, thus securing doubtless the strength for a long life of close 
application and arduous labor. Entered college in 1774. He had 
already pursued a somewhat advanced mathematical coui'se. He 
graduated with a record of superior scholarship. Resided there- 
after in Beverly. In 1782 commenced the practice of law, and 
was elected to the legislature the same year ; was representative 
four years. In 1785 he was chosen a delegate of Massachusetts to 
the Federal Congress of which he was a member till it was dissolved 
by the adoption of the Constitution. 

He drafted and reported the Ordinance for the Government of 
the Territory northwest of the Ohio, which was adopted without 
amendment, and which was probably the most important act of 
legislature in the world's history, inasmuch as it determined, not 
only the civil and social condition of the territory then to be set- 
tled, but the destiny of our entire country for generations yet un- 
born. It enacted the perpetual exclusion of slavery from several 
of the most populous and prosperous states of the Union, which 
else would, beyond a doubt, have become permanently subject and 
tributary to the slave power. 



Another article in this Ordinance of less moment, but very im- 
portant, was the provision that none of the legislatures in the ter- 
ritory embraced in the Ordinance should ever enact any law 
impairing the obligation of contracts. 

This clause i)f the Ordinance, copied in express terms, was incor- 
porated in the Constitution, and has been enforced by the highest 
judicial authority. 

In 1805, in connection with Saumel Sewall, afterwards Chief 
Justice, he reported to the Legislature (of Mass.), a series of 
enactments in some essential particulars remodeling the criminal 
law of the State, abolishing the " punishments of whipping," etc. 

This committee also put the brand of infamy on dueling by their 
action. The last, otlicial service was as one of the Electoral Col- 
lege of 1812. lie was chosen to the Constitutional Convention of 
1820 with the understanding that he could not go, but for the 
prestige of his name. 

In 1814 he was a memher of. the Hartford Convention. 

Doctor Dane was a member of the Massachusetts Agricultural 
Society. lie was one of the founders of the Massachusetts Society 
for the Suppression of Intemperance — for several years its presi- 
dent and one of the chief contributors to its funds. At the time 
of the embargo, he established and largely subsidized a society, 
for furnishing employment to the many men and families that had 
depended on the shipping interest for their subsistence. 

For the last twenty years of his life he never spent less than 
twelve, often fourteen hours a day in his library. 

In 1782 he began to collect materials for his two great life- 
works, one of which he published, the other I'emains in manuscript. 

The first is " A General Abridgment and Digest of American 
Law," issued in nine octavo volumes in 1823, with a supplemen- 
tary volume in 1830, — a work probably embodying the fruits of a 
larger amount of skilled intellectual labor than any other American 

The work still unprinted is " A Moral and Political Survey of 
America." It would be, if printed, at least as voluminous as the 

Dr. Dane was a sincerely religious man, conservatively liberal 
in belief, in observance almost Puritanical. 

He had no children ; but there were none of his numerous kin- 
dred in need of help that failed to receive it from him, and there 


were always those among them whose home was his house. His 
nephew, Hon. Joseph Dane (H. U. 1799), was educated by him 
as an adopted son, and several other of his relatives were educated 
or established in business at his charge. 

He had a test, in later years, by which he sought to determine 
whether his mental faculties were suffering decline. He read the 
leading articles iu a daily paper (probably the " A.dvertiser ") and 
was careful to note whether he took in the news of the day with as 
prompt comprehension and as ready an interest as had been his 
wont. There was no token of failure as to mental vigor or acu- 
men, or the capacity and love for continuous labor, till three months 
before his death, when he had an attack of paralysis. He looked 
forward to the approaching change with entire serenity and assured 

Dr. Dane's memory is permanently associated with the Univer- 
sity in the professorship he founded, and in the hall which still bears 
his name, though the law school has migrated to larger quarters. 
His gifts were, in proportion to his fortune, probably the largest 
amount ever given to the University by a still living benefactor. 

From Beverly (town) History, where it is copied, we quote from 
his own preface to " A Moral and Political Survey of America," 
which he left complete in manuscript : 

Taking into view the author's other labors, public and private, 
especially his other voluminous writings in print and manuscript, 
some may doubt if he had had sufficient time properly to form and 
revise this work, by no means a small one. If any such doubts do 
or shall exist a mere sketch of his long life, method and course of 
study will, it is believed, at once remove them and show how much 
common talents in sixty years and more of studies accompanied by 
unceasing industry and exertions may accomplish. 

So far as there may be any merit in the author's writings, pro- 
fessional labors and public services, state and federal, it is to be 
attributed entirely to his industry, method and course of studies. 
As much extended as are his writings, facts that may be briefly 
stated will show there has been no need of haste, or want of time. 

By several years' labor on a farm, a coustitution, good in itself, 
was much strengthened and confirmed. 

In the same years by mathematical studies his mind acquired the 
habits of close thinking and patient investigation. His firm con- 
stitution and unwearied habits in thinldug and persevering industry 
enabled him in eight mouths to prepare for admission into Harvard 
College, on examination iu the usual manner, in the year 1774. 
The same firm constitution, patient habits and untiring mind have 


enabled him since to study suid write at least twelve hours a day. 
Neither the care of children, nor the cares or want of properly 
have interfered with his studies. In May, 1782, he began to col- 
lect materials for this and his law work. 

Since leaving college in 177<S, he has confined his studies and 
Avritings principally to the subjects of law and politics, history 
and biography, morals and religion, lie has always, since he com- 
menced these studies, used connnonplace books, some of which 
are preserved ; and has ever made his public and professional bus- 
iness and his writings g > hand in hand, and alford lud one to the 

Are not sixty years of such studies nearly equal to the studies 
of three common lives in time and industry? 

It is here proper to state that, in 1782, when the author, in fact 
commenced this and his law works, there were only fragments in 
the country on either subject, and he came to the resolution to 
make his collection of materials on both subjects as extensive as 
possible so as to produce something like a whole on each. 

Could he now be carried back to the age of twenty-eight, and 
find the copious writings now existing on each subject by others, 
probably he would not think of engaging in either case. Though 
no person has ever produced a general co(ie or abridgment of Amer- 
ican law or a general survey of all parts of America any way like 
this, yet the writings of others on these topics are now copious 
and very valuable. But being the writings of numerous distinct 
and scattered authors, they are in numerous and distinct and scat- 
tered paits. Of near thirty histories by as many authors each one 
is only the history of a single state. It will be found on inquiry 
that near half the chapters in this work are peculiar to it, but a 
small part of which is to be found in nny other writings published ; 
and where the information given can be found elsewhere, it is gen- 
erally in a scattered state and not embodied, as in this work. 

Indeed no one has ever attempted to ejiibody in a general work, 
the morals and politics of all parts of America, for three centuries 
and more, including statistics large!3% and religion as far as it is a 
part of the constitutions and laws. 

In fact no work of this kind has any other author attempted of 
any part of America. 

His pastor, Rev C. T. Thayer, comments thus on the "Survey :" 

The Survey evinces great research and comprehends a vast 
amount of information. But it is marked with the same neglect of 
style which is so obvious in otherof his writings. He had no grace 
of style, either native or borrowed, neither did he ever seek for 
any. To instruct and convince — not to fascinate and delight — was 
his aim. 


The above quotation from the preface occurs in a sketch of him 
by his pastor. 

We excerpt farther and condense from the same : 

He was uniformly prompt, punctual and systematic. Few ever 
lived less biased by passion or prejudice. 

A lady said, " You mean to be an honest lawyer." He replied, 
" I mean to be an honest man." 

And his whole subsequent career attested the sincerity and 
strength of this early resolution. He possessed great goodness of 
heart — instances might be named of his returning liberal benefac- 
tions for ingratitude and injury. 

He was a religious man and a Christian. Few laymen have spent 
so much time in the study of theology. 

He preserved his knowledge of Greek to the last. He spent his 
sabbaths in theological pursuits besides attending church which lie 
did regularly. Had some knowledge of Hebrew. 

There was found a prayer among his papers which he composed 
for his own use, which would be found by all a valuable help to 

. best evidence was his life — childlike purity, perfect sincer- 
ity, untiring diligence. His death was serene, beautiful and 

Following is the inscription on the monument in Beverly, reared 
above his remains: it is believed to have been written by Judge 
Story of the U. S. Supreme Court: 

" In memory of the Hon. Nathan Dane, LL.D. 

A revolutionary statesman ; an eminent jurist ; the author of the 
Ordinance of 1787, for the Government of the Western Territories ; 
the author of an Abridgment and Digest of the American Law ; the 
founder of the Dane Professorship of Law in Hai'vard University. 

His private life was distinguished for simplicity, integrity and 
dignity. His public life for wisdom, fidelity and patriotism. He 
lived and died a Christian. 

He was born on the 27th of December, 1762. 

He died on the 15th of February, 1835. 

His fame belongs to his country. Let the gratitude of future 
ages cherish it." 

Nathan Dane is referred to in the celebrated speech by Daniel 
Webster to Hayne. 

COl.r.ATKKAL. 63 


From a published obituary by G. F. Saulioin the following is 
condensed : 

He was born in Deerfleld, N. II., March 4, [it may be 10], 
1810. Was baptized INIarch 2, 1828 and began to preach very 
soon, first in the town or village of Meredith Bridge. In May, 
1829 he joined the N. II. Christian Conference. Next he spent 
about four months with the Freewill Baptists, in Sandwich, N, II. 

Sept. 20, 1830, he went to INIaine, remaining most of the time 
at Albion. During the first six months he baptized about forty 
persons and was by request of the church at Albion ordained Nov. 
10, 1830. April 30, 1832 he married jNIiss Emily Badger of 
Deertield, N. II. 

His health began to fail in 1835, but with zeal beyond his 
strength he worked till Nov. 9, 1836, at Athens (Me.), he preached 
his last sermon from Rev. xiv, 6, 7. About this time he had 
hemorrhage of the lungs, and, in Sept., 1837, he lost his voice 
and was never again able to speak above a whisper. 

In the winter of 1838 he removed to Albion, his former place of 
i-esidence, where he died about one o'clock on Sabbath morning, 
May 0, 1839, aged twenty-nine 3'ears and two months. 

Elders KigViy, Christian and Wilkins, Congregationalist, took 
part in the funeral exercises. A sermon was preached on the occa- 
sion by the writer. [G. F. Sanborn,] from 2d Timothy, iv, 5, 6, 7, 8. 

Mr. Sanborn concludes in these words : " Of the sul)ject of the 
foregoing sketch much might be said, but I leave that for a more 
able pen. 

But I will just say that few^ men that I have been acquainted 
with have entered the ministry with more zeal and energy and so 
continued through the trials and embarrassments attending a Gos- 
pel minister than Brother Shepherd. 

Although he ever manifested fervency in the exercises in which 
he was engaged, yet it was not a zeal without knowledge. His 
sermons were filled with sound practical instruction 

He suffered much in his last sickness, l)ut bore it all with Chris- 
tian patience. His greatest fear seemed to be that he should get 
impatient ; and when he found he was about to go to his resting 
place it seemed to fill him with joy. But our brother is gone ! and 


O, may we all be as ready to go as he was. May we all remem- 
ber his heart-broken widow and the little fatherless son." 

Rev. Mark H. Shejjherd wrote to his mother from Athens, Me.i 
dated Nov. 29, 1836. It was placed in the " care of Nathan 

He had had a severe hemorrhage from the lungs, but informs his 
mother that during his sickness he has not been a stranger to real 
comfort, — when death appeared near he rejoiced in the prospect of 
a glorious immortality. '' My anchor— hope was and is still firm " 
" Had I possessed thousands upon thousands of dollars 
the 17th, 18th and 19th of this month when it seeuied to me that 
death was about to terminate my existence here on earth it would 
have failed in giving the support I derived from the pure religion 
wliich the bible inculcates." ..." Mother, it would have been 
gratifying to me to have had you with me in my sickest hours, and 
even now could I see you enter the room where I am confined, it 
would give me feelings such as I cannot describe. But such a sight 
cannot be realized, it is therefore with pleasure that with each other 
we may converse in the silent language of the pen." . . . "A 
source of gratitude that with each other we may thus converse." 

He mentions his brother Isaac's request to send Edward to Mer- 
edith and hopes Isaac will do by him as he pioposed in his letter, 
being sure that Edward '• will make a first-rate scholar," adding that 
had Isaac not sent for him he intended "to have gotten him into 
the school at Beverly — called the Christian Academy." . . . . 
Our best respects to brother Nathan and sister Sarah and all the 
rest. Emily is well — Philanson grows and enjoys ver}^ good health 
and is full of the matter." 

Query, does he mean — full of childisli activity? with all his quaint, 
old fashioned expression of himself — his letters seem to bear out 
what his biography says of him. 

A letter to his sister Mary, dated Lowell. Oct. 30, 1837, describes 
himself as better in health, though not greatly improved. He says : 
" I suppose before this time you have Iieard that Lucinda has a 
young daughter." This must be Mary Elizabeth, born Chase, wife 
of Mr. J. F. Prescott of Deerfield, N. H. 

Farther on is this point of personal interest: "We have been 
expecting Sarah up this way some time, but begin to think we shall 
in our expectations be disappointed. Tell her to come if she can." 

He then after the manner of the day, candidly informs his sister 



MaiT that should she live and die in an unregent'iate state she will 
have uo one to blame but herself, having been sutticiently warned ! 

Nay, this young ,lohn the Baptist, in his enthusiasm arraigns 
the popular church of the time, declaring that its members are in 
danger of being weighed at last in the balance and found wanting ; 
'• pride and religion, that is the religion of the day, go hand in 
hand — but it is to be feared that sucii professed disciples of Christ 
as make no sacrifice of worldly passions and gratifications." . . . 

The third letter is from Skowhegan, is dated June 26, 1838, and 
is addressed to his sister Mary. 

This tells of great bodily pain, so severe that for two weeks he 
had been able to get but little rest day or night ; after the abate- 
ment of the pain his cough became worse, and was wearing him 
down so that unless he got help it would not be long before he 
should be freed by death, and if we have preparation therefor, " I 
don't know as it matters how, when, or where we are called to go." 

This like others is full of what would naturally occupy the mind 
of one so alive to his condition, and withal of a religious tempera- 
ment, an earnest call to righteous living before it is too late. He 
condemns " the willingness to neglect the duties of religion at pres- 
ent," as '' a fatal snare of the devil by which means he will plunge 
thousands and millions into the pit of everlasting ruin." "Jesus 
says it is not every one that saith Lord, Lord, etc.," and from 
Isaiah '• The work of righteousness shall be peace, and the effect 
of righteousness quietness and assurance forever." 

Afterwards he relaxes a little, father-like, mentioning that Phi- 
lanson sometimes wanted his potatoes mashed and sometimes 
jammed, as if Aunt Mary had been taking a hand in the lad's 
training ! 

The letter ends with a glad note as to the spread of religion in 
the section where he lived, and he closes with these words : 

" Remember us to John and Edward, to Nathan and Sarah and 
tell them to serve the Lord. Farewell, 

Mary Shepherd. Yours affectionately, 

M. H. Shepherd. 

The sheet is folded in the old fashioned way, so that below the 
section where the address appears there is room for a postscript in 


rhyme. I suspect it to be Uncle Mark's own from a hint some- 
where else that he wrote an acrostic. 

As I am not familiar with the hymnology of liis church 1 refrain 
from quoting it, but it seems very good. 

Of the two letters from Rev. Edvvard S. Shepherd one is not 
dated, and I can only guess from internal evidence that it is of later 
date than one from Gardiner, April 3, 1845. Both are addressed 
to Miss Mary Shepherd, Boston. 

That from Gardiner begins : 
" Dear sister Mary : 

It is now about six P. M., and I have but just concluded to sit 
down and write a few lines to you. The sun is about leaving us to 
visit other climes and gladden other hearts with his cheering beams. 
How many sad hearts has he shone upon this da}^ . . . How 
many a poor slave has wearily bent over his task, while the glad sun 
was pouring his beams all around him aud prayed for deliverance. 
The sigh of the bondman has this day gone up into the ears of the 
Lord God of Sabaoth, while he has been dispensing the blessing 
of sunlight upon both him and his oppressor." 

Uncle Edward's attitude on the slavery question in 1845 seemed 
worthy of a place here. The sadder side of life seems almost ever 
present to these young ministers, marked as they doubtless were, 
by their delicate organization for early graves, and 3'et we of to- 
day are like them in our sorrow though they voiced it differently. 
For illustration note this farther on. 

" Fancy a nation of people literally struck blind and groping at 
noonday. What would this be compared with what actually exists? 
Think of the mighty concourse that yearly sink to the silence of the 
tomb, with not a single ray to light up its gloom. And how many 
more are being constantly ushered into the world to spend a brief 
existence of merely animal pleasure and pain, and then die as their 
fathers did." 

There was probably a reference to the heathen, for he continues •' 
" How different is our condition. We look up to that stupendous 
globe and know who the architect is." . 

One is surprised to find a cheerful strain here and there. In one 
place, although he does not tell it, I can fancy that he is trying to 
arouse his sister's curiosity as to news " Isaac " (our uncle) is to 
bring. He wishes that she would persuade their mother to come 
to Gardiner. He sends " our love to Lucinda and tell her to write 


to 1110 :ui(l I will to luM-.'' lit' :k1(1s tlint Iio h:is ()iu' item of lu'ws 
he '• will relato. I had :i lettiT from N 1), l)o(l<;e a few days ago." 

Tliev were well as usual, altliough Sarah wrote that her health 
had not been as good since she was sick as it was before. You 
must pump Isaac for the rest." 

One is glad to see that Uncle Edward coiidescended to be play- 
ful after he had done his duty by Aunt Mary in what he calls his 
'* long moral disquisition." 

The illness of " Sarah " alluded to I think may have been the 
rheumatic fever which broke up the "• down east" removal. 

Children's notions of earthly l)liss differed in old times as well as 
now, but I can distinctly recall a time when the acme of pleasure 
seemed to me, to be wrapped in a comfortable, and be riding '-down 
east " in a covered >vagou ! As I never went, I probably had all 
the joy and none of the pain of the actual journey. 

Uncle Edward's second letter seems to have been written on re- 
ceipt of news of Grandmother Shepherd's illness. 

After regrets expressed he says : "It is satisfactory to know how- 
ever that with her, death will be only an end of cares and trials 
here and an introduction to a more heavenly inheritance." 

He alludes evidently to Uncle Mark as the one " waiting to wel- 
come among the glorified spirits who surround the throne, his sainted 
mother." . . . . " There is ever a hope clings to us that when 
we separate hei'e, our separations are not final for time. Our family 
has been a scattered one, hence there has never been that strong 
attachment among the members of it for each other that there is in 

Another consequence has been that separations have not been 
looked upon as of much consequence. Our whole family have never 
been together, and, solemn thought, never will be until we meet 
around the great white throne of the Eternal. Oh could each gi'eet 
the other there as among the sanctified how lovely would be the 
meeting, how sweet the greeting. 

Dear sister let us labor and pray that such may be the case." 

The above indicates the feelings not of one who would love yet 
cannot, but a degree of affection really delightful, and not always 
witnessed in families w^hose members constantly dwell together, 
but not in unity ! 

Towards the end of this letter he apologizes apparently, for writ- 
ing so much about his family, but excuses himself by thinking "it 
would please mother." 


He reports that " Calvin is well and goes to school." Also that 
he sings several tunes correctly, accompanied by " bub," or "Arthur 
E.," who is apparently a little fellow. 

"You would doubtless be amused" he writes, "to hear them 
singing together. Calvin naturally very quick and bub rather slow, 
the one holding back and the other hurrying with all his might to 
keep up." 

After all, the comfort of these two young fathers in their child- 
ren helps us to leave them to their early home-going with less of a 
chill than if they had given us in their letters only sermons, though 
these had been of the best- 

We are glad to believe that short as their lives were and filled as 
they seem to have been wMth earnest work in their chosen field, 
they yet have a goodly measure of earth's pleasantness. 

We admire them for their devotion to a lofty ideal, for the suc- 
cess they seem to have attained in striving towards it ; — we love 
them for their tender affectionateness towards mother, brothers and 
sisters, and are glad they had little children to " wile the hearts 
from the weariness " and the bitter sorrow large souled men must 
often feel in view of life's problems, — well for them when they can 
trust that all will yet be well. 


From a very pleasant letter of W. F. A. : 

" When Molly (Dane) Ellingwood — [sister of Hon. Nathan and 
mother of Fanny] — married her second husband Thomas Whipple 
in 1787, my grandmother, Fanny E., went to her grandmother 
Dane's to live [where grandmother Dodge was also living]. On the 
death of her grandmother Dane in 1799 she went to stay with Betsy 
Dodge till her own marriage Nov., 1800. During the time she 
lived with grandmother she thrice saved the life of her cousin's 
son, a little boy " [This must have been Uncle Samuel I think]. 

" Once he was choking, and she pulled the piece of hard cracker, 
which choked him, out of his mouth. 

Again he tumbled into a tub full of water and she noticed a 
slight movement of the cover ; took it off, pulled him out and re- 
stored him. 

The third time she was in the garden and heard him call out, 

'Fanny, I'm coming down to see j^ou.' 

She looked up and saw him outside the window sill in her second 


story cliainbor. She toKl him to wait :i iiioinont till she could come 
to him since she wished to show him something. 

She then hurried up stairs and managed to draw him in before 
he tumbled out." 

She was married at grandmother's house. 

Her daughter Fanny was the mother of our kind friend and 
cousin Mr. Wm. Fitzhale Abbot. Grandmother was so deeply at- 
tached to her cousin Fanny and to Captain Larcom, that it is 
with great pleasure we add this little notice of the family to ours. 

Following is the pedigree giving the EUingwood line — it branches 
off from ours after Ralph's grandson "William. The Dane pedigree 
is the same with ours till it reaches Samuel and Nathan. Molly 
was their sister. Capt. John Dodge is their ancestor also. 


(1.) Ralph, born 1610; emigrated in 1638; married March 14, 
1655, Ellen Lyn (probably second wife) by whom he had a large 
family. Among them was : 

(2.) Benjamin, born April 1, 1668; died March 28, 1731; 
married Mary . He was a shoreman. 

(3.) William, born Nov. 1, 1691 ; married Feb. 14, 1712, Abi- 
gail Woodbury (born July 1, 1691) ; buried Dec. 27, 1773. 

(4.) Joshua, born Dec. 27, 1721; buried March 29, 1794; 
married July 15, 1744, Joanna Ober. 

(5.) "William, born Jan. 6, 1749 ; died Sept. 24, 1780 ; married 
.July 19, 1776, Molly Dane. 

(6.) Fanny EUingwood, born April 27, 1780; died Dec. 21, 
1847 ; married Henry Larcom, Nov. 27, 1800. 

(7.) Fanny Larcom, born June 14, 1807 ; died June 26, 1883 ; 
married Josepli Hale Abbot, May 13, 1830. 

(8.) Henry Larcom Abbot, born Aug. 13, 1831 ; West Point, 
1854; LL.D. Harvard, 1886. 

(8.) Edwin Hale Abbot, born Jan. 26, 1834 ; Harvard Univer- 
sity, 1855. 

(8.) Francis EUingwood Abbot, born Nov. 6, 1836; Hai-vard 
University, 1859; Ph.D., Harvard, 1881. 

(8.) Emily Frances Abbot, born April 1, 1839; married A. 
A. Vaughan, Oct. 25, 1865. 


(8.) Edward Stanley Abbot, bovu Oct. 22, 1841 ; entered Har- 
vard University 1860; died July 8, 1863, of wounds received July 
2, at Gettysburg. 

(8.) William Fitzhale Abbot, born April 27, 1853; Harvard 
University, 1874; married Dec. 28, 1882, Caroline Ward Sewall. 

Mrs. Abbot born Nov. 28, 1860. Children: Edmund Quincy, 
born July 26, 1884. Hale Wellington and Larcom, born July 30, 
1885 ; Larcom died Aug. 9, 1885. Miriam, April 17, 1890. 


Elizabeth J. Marston. 

Susan L., married Algernon Willis, of Concord, N. H. ; have one 
son, Eben Marston Willis who married Lena George of Concord. 

William Henry, married Lila Irwin of Springfield, 111., by whom 
he had three children, Robert L, Laura M., and EllaC. 

Charles E., unmarried. 

William H. and Charles E., reside in New York ; are in the grain 
business together; also largely interested in Alaska minings. 

Laura A., with her sister Elizabeth, reside on the same farm 
that five generations have lived upon. 

These are the children of Capt. Eben Marston and Lydia Dear- 
born, his wife. 

He was the son of Asa Marston (a Revolutionary soldier), and 
Betsey Shepherd his wife — the daughter of Isaac Shepherd— and 
sister of Major Isaac Shepherd (a Revolutionary soldier, who is 
known to have served in Rhode Island.) He was the son of Major 
Simon Marston and Hannah Wedgwood, his wife. 

Major Simon fought at Bunker Hill, Ticondaroga, Saratoga and 
Bennington, besides being in various other engagements. He was the 
son of Capt. Daniel Marston and Anna Wingate, his wife. Capt. 
Daniel was in the French and Indian war, was with his company at 
the siege of Louisburg. He was the sou of Simon Marston and 
Hannah Car his wife. He was son of Ephraim Marston and Abigail 
Sanborn, his wife. He was son of Thomas Marston and Mary 
Estow, his wife. 

He was son of William, Sr., who was born in Yorkshire about 
1592, and came to this country and settled in Salem, Mass., in 
1634. After about three years he moved to Hampton with his 
wife (name unknown), and four children. 



Our Ancestors in Ipswich, page 570 Essex County Histor}', arti- 
cle by M. V. B. Perley. 

The Wonder "Working Providence, publislied by W. W. Johnson 
in 1651, reads concerning Ipswich, thus : 

" The peopling of this towne is by men of good ranke and quality* 
manj' of them having the yearly revenue of hirge estates in Eng- 
land before they came to this wilderness." 

Among those whom we have reasons for believing to be our lin- 
eal ancestors were John Gage and William Perkins in the first 
small number who came 1633 to Ipswich. Soon after came John 
Perkins, John Proctor, John Tuttle, Samuel Appleton, Francis 
Peabody, William Whitred (or Whittredge), John Dane, Robert 
Day, James Howe, ]Moses Peugry (Pingree), Daniel Warner, 
Thomas Burnham, Nathaniel Wells. 


Andrew, born March 20, 1830 : died Jan. 15, 1833. 

John Liverraore, born March 26, 1831 ; died Jan. 19, 1891 ; mar- 
ried Oct. 30, 1856, Anna M. Wagner, of Fort Plain, N. Y. 

Samuel Dane, born March 14, 1832 ; died Nov. 1, 1834. 

Moses Welch, born July 17, 1834; married Mary T. Boyuton, 
of Rowley, Mass., Oct 27, 1854. 

Elizabeth Dane, born ^larch 9, 1836 ; married Jan. 1, 1855, An- 
drew J. Phillips, of To[)sfield, Mass. 

Catharine Shepherd, born July 11, 1837; died Feb. 22, 1840. 

Mary Alvina, born March 21, 1839; married March 24, 1863, 
Eben Parsons of Lynufield, Mass. 

Nathan Dane, born April 21, 1810; married April 25, 1865, 
Matilda Hinsdale, of Troy, N. Y. 

Laura Ann, born July 17, 1843 ; married June, 1864, George T. 
Hanford, of Schenectady, N. Y. She died Aug. 20, 1889. 

William Henry Perley, born March 7, 1845 ; died March 5, 1878 ; 
married June 9, 1872, Harriet A. Noyes, of Newburyport, Mass. 

Elisha Perkins, born Oct. 5, 1847; married Sept. 16, 1809, Kath- 
arine S. Gray, of Newburyport. 


Nathan Dane Dodge 

was son of 

Andrew and Elizabeth (Dane) Dodge, 

grandson of 
Luke and Hannah (Whittredge) Dodge, 
Samuel and Hannah (Ellingwood) Dane, 

great-grandson of 

Thomas and Elizabeth (Dodge) Dodge, 

Livermore and Mary (Gage) Whittredge, 

Daniel and Abigail (Burnham) Dane, 

Ebeuezer and Elizal)eth (Corning) Ellingwood, 

great-great-grandson of 

Andrew and Sarah (Andrews) Dodge, 

Jonathan and Jerusha (Rayment, but born Woodbury) Dodge. 

Thomas and Sarah (Morgan but born Herrick) Whittredge, 

Moses and Sarah (Dodge) Gage, 

Daniel and Lydia (Day) Dane, 

David and Elizabeth (Perkins) Burnham, 

William and Abigail (Woodbury) Ellingwood, 

Ezra and Lois (Woodbury) Corning, 

great-great-greatgrandson of 

John and Sarah ( ) Dodge, 

Daniel and Sarah (Porter) Andrews, 

John and Sarah (Proctor) Dodge, 

Peter and Sarah (Dodge) Woodbury, 

Thomas and Florence (Norman) Whitti-edge, 

Zacharie and Mary (Dodge) Herrick, 

Probably John and the one who had been the widow Sarah (Keyes) Gage, 

John and Sarah (Proctor) Dodge, 

[N. D. Dodge was descended from three children of this couple— two in this grade 

Jonathan aad Sarah.] 

.John and Abigail (Warner) Dane, 

John and Sarah (Wells) Day, 

John and Elizabeth (Wells) Burnham, 

Jacob and Elizabeth (Sparks) Perkins, 

Benjamin and Mary ( ) Ellingwood, 

Ebeuezer and Hannah (Dodge) Woodbury, 

John and Elizabeth ( ) Corning, 

William and Joanna C. (Wheeler) Woodbury, 


Sarah (Sliei>lieril) Dodjj;o 

was daughter of 

.lolin and Catherine (Howe) Shei)herd, 

granddaughter of 

Isaac and Comfort (Dame) Shepherd, 

Mark and Mary (Payson) Howe, 

'cat-granddaughter of 

Isaac and Martlia (Brown) Sheplierd, 

Dame and Mark and IIci)hzibah (Pei-klns) Howe. 

Eliphalet and Edna (Prime) Payson. 

great-greatgranddaughter of 

John and Rachel (Morrill) Shepherd, 

Ebenezer and Margai-et (Flanders) Brown, 

Dame and Abraham and Sarah (Peabody) Howe, 

Timothy and Edna (Hazen) Perkins. 

Rev. Edward and Elizabeth (Phillips) Payson, 

Mark and Jane (Lambert) Prime, 

great-great-great-granddaughter of 

Solomon and Sarah (French but born Eastman) Shepherd, 

Thomas and Abial (Shaw) Brown, 

James and Elizabeth (Dane) Howe, 

Francis and Mary (Foster) Peabody, 

Rev. William and Elizabeth (Wootton) Perkins, 

Edward and Hannah (Grant) Ilazen, 

Edward and Mary (Eliot) Payson. 

Rev. Samuel and Sarah (Appleton) Phillips, 

Samuel and Sarah (I'lats) Prime, 

Thomas and Edna (Northend) Lambeit. 

Isaac and Phoebe ( ) Morrill. 



Abbot, Edmund Quincy, 

Edwin Hale, 11, 69. 

Emily Krauces, 69. 

Mrs. Fanny Larcom, 14. 

Francis Ellingwood, 69. 

Hale Wellington, 70. 

Henry Larcom, 69. 

Joseph Hale, 69. 

Larcom, 70. 

Miriam, 70. 

Wm. Fitzhale, 4, 18, 22, 
25, 27, 68, 70. 
Adams, Rev. Mr., 15. 
Alcott, Rev. Wm.P., 6. 
Alford (Alford's Grant), 

Allot, Wm. de, 53. 
Andrew;* (formerly 

often spelled 
Andro8),Capt., 26. 

Daniel, 28, 30. 

Mary, 25, 26. 

Robert, 21t. 

Sarah, 29. 

Thomas, 28. 
Andros, 28. 
Annable, Mary, 11. 

Robert, 11. 
Appleton, Sir IsJiac, 51. 

John, 51. 

Mary (Everard or Ever- 
ett) 50. 

Rose (Sexton), 51. 

Sarah, .TO, 52, 

Thomas, 51. 

William, 51. 
Arvedson, Miss Mary E., 

Badger, Emily, 37, 63. 
Bailey, Edna, 49. 

Richard, 49. 
Baker, Capt. Samuel N., 

30, 31. 
Balch, John, 21. 
Bardsley, 27. 
Barker, Thomas, 49. 
Bartlett, Elizabeth, 26. 
Batchelder, Hannah, 19. 

Joseph, 19. 

Mark, 20. 
Blodgett, George B., 4, 38, 

Bodge (Author of His- 
tory), 23. 
Bond, Dr. 28. 
Bovnton, Mary T., 71. 
Bradstreet, Elizabeth, 38. 

Governor, 45. 
Brewer, John, 10. 


Brooks, Bishop Phillips, 

Brown, Mrs. Betsey, 41. 

Ebenezer, 46, 57. 

John, 46. 

Martha, 34, 35, 46. 

Sarah, 46. 

Thomas, 46. 
Bundocke, Capt., 54. 
Burnham, Aljigail, 25, 26. 

David, 26. 

John, 25, 26. 

Jonathan, 26. 

Robert, 25, 26. 

Thomas, 25, 26, 71. 

Calef, Dr., 5. 
Car, Hannah, 70. 
Carr, Mrs., 41. 
Carter, Abigail, 57. 

Mary, 57. 

Thomas, 57. 
Champney, Rev. J., 7. 
Chandler, Annis, 9. 

William, 9. 
Clarke, Daniel, 45. 
Clement, Abigail, 25. 

John, 25. 

Robert, 24, 25, 47. 

Sarah, 47. 
Coffin, Tristram, 25. 
Conant, Roger, 21. 
Corning, Elizabeth, 19, 20. 

Ezra, 20, 23. 

John, 20. 

Samuel, 19. 

Samuel, jr., 20. 
Cousins, Master Martin, 

Cross, John, 47. 
Curtis, Sarah, 42. 

William, 42, 54. 

Dame (often Dam), Com- 
fort, 35, 55. 

Elizabeth, 56. 

Jabez, 56. 

John, 56. 

Levi, 55. 

Nichols, 56. 

Polly, 55. 

Pomfret, 56. 

Richard, 56. 

William, 56. 
Dana, Rev. Dr., 8. 
Dane, Abigail, 12, 13. 

Daniel, 10, 11, 24, 26. 

Elizabeth, 8, 12. 

Francis, 9, 10. 

John, 9, 11, 38, 71. 

Joseph, Hon., 60. 

Dane, Lydia, 11. 
Mary, 11. 

Hon. Nathan, 11, 13,14, 26. 
Hon. Nathan, sketch of 

Philemon, 10. 
Samuel, 11, 19, 26. 
Davis, Thomas, 25. 
Day, John, 24. 
Lydia, 11, 24. 
Robert, 24, 71. 
" Dean Betsey," 25. 

" Daniel," 25. 
Dearborn, Lydia, 70. 
Denison, Ma"jor, 9, 45. 

Sarah, 45. 
Denue, Elizabeth, 10. 
Despencer, Hugo, 27. 
Dodge, Andrew, 7, 8, 11, 71. 
Catharine Shepherd, 71. 
Edith, 7. 

Elisha Perkins. 71. 
Eliza, 8. 
Elizabeth, 7, 8. 
Elizabeth Dane, 12, 71. 
Hannah, 8, 9. 
Hannah (Whittredge), 1, 

Hervey, 8. 
John, 6, 9, 30. 
Capt. Jolin,22, 31. 
John Livermore, 71. 
Jonathan, 7, 9. 
Joseph T., 4, 6. 
Josiah, 9. 
Laura Ann, 71. 
Livermore, 8. 
Luke, 7, 8. 
Margery, 6. 
Martha, 9. 
Mary, 6, 17. 
Mary Alvina, 71. 
Michael, 6. 
Moses Welch, 71. 
Nathan, 64. 

Nathan Dane, N. D. or 
Mr., 3, 8, 14, 16, 19, 22, 
25, 30, 38, 67, 71. 
Dodge, Mrs., 6, 12, 22, 32, 
34, 36, 41, 48, 55, .56. 
Richard, 6, 9, 21. 
Samuel Dane, 8, 71. 
Sarah, 8, 9, 16, 17, 21, 30. 
Sarah (Sheperd), Sketch 

of, 32. 
Thomas, 7, 9. 
William, 6, 9. 
William Henry Perlev, 
Donallan,Mrs. Elizabetli, 
P. S., 36, 38. 



UunallHii, John, 37. 
l>ow, George K., 4, 38, 4-2. 

J., 46. 
"Downinir, Mr.," 30. 

K;i>ni:ui, Uodjror, 3.'>. 

Sarali, St'ii'r, 35. 
Kii.'-tinaii, Koiror. 34. 

Sarah, 34. 
Eaton, John, .")7. 

Martha, Itl. 
Eliot, .\nilre\v, Xi. 

Henit or Rennott, 42, r>3, 

Elizabeth, 42. 

John, 4'2, 54. 

.John, Rev., .'>3. 

Jolin, Sir, .Vt. 

.Marv, 4-2. 53, 54. 

I'liillp. 42, 53. .'io. 

I'resident, ."iS. 

Walter Graeme, 53. 
Kllinj^wooil, IJenjaniin, IS, 

Ebenezer, 18, 20. 

Fannv, 68, 69. 

Hannah, 11. 19,30. 

Joshua, t!9. 

Mollv (Dane), 08. 

Kaliili, 18, Bit. 

William, 18, ^i, 6i». 
Elwoort, 18. 
Emerson, 24. 
Endieott, 21. 
Estow, Mary, 70. 
Everard or Everett, Ju- 
dith, 51. 

Mary, 51. 

Farmer, 23, 31, 5F. 

Felt (Felt's Historv), lit. 

IMiillipi.a, 48. 
Filimer, Jane, 43. 
Fisk, Hannah, 7. 
Fitz, Rev. Daniel, D.D., 6. 
Flanders. Jane, f)l. 

John, .")7. 

Marjraret, 46, 57. 

Philip, 57. 

Stephen, 57. 
Foregter, For.^ter. Foster, 

Mary, Hi. 

Repnald, 52. 
Fowler, Miss Harriot P., 

French, Joseph, 34. 

Sarah, 34. 
Frothinjrham, Rev. O. B., 

FuUerton, Sarah J., 37. 
Furber, Elizabetli, .V>. 

William, 56. 

Gage, John. IC, 17. 71. 

Mary, 15, 17. 

Moses, 9, 16, 17. 

Xorris L.. 16. 
Galloupe, Mr. A. A., 4, 16, 

IH, 19, 49. 
Gardner, Capt. John, 18. 
Georire, Lena, 70. 
Gill)ert, John, 9. 
Gilman. Col. David, 35. 

Col. Nicholas, 36. 
iiordon, Capt. Daniel, 35. 
Gotte, Mr., 30. 

Grant, Hannah, 45. 

Jane, 46. 

Thomas, 45, 46. 
(iraves, 42. 

Gr.ay, Katherine S., 71. 
Green, .Mary, 33. 
Greeiileat', Wm. H., 31. 

Halstea.l, Edna. 49. 
Hammatt, 9, 1.'), 16, 26. 
H.'inford, Georj<e T., 71. 
llathorne, 21. 
Hayne, 62. 
Ha/.cn, Edna, 46. 

Ednev, 46. 

Edwa'rd, 45, 46. 

Eli/.ahetli, 4.'). 
Heath, -12. 
Herricli, llenrv, 17. 

Marv (DodsiO.S. 

Sara"h, 15, 18. 

Zachariah, 8, 1.5, 17. 
Hines, Ezra D., 4, 38. 
Hinsdale, Matilda, 71. 
Hoajr, Anna, 37. 
Hovey, Daniel, 10. 
How "or Howe, Aaron,. 39. 


Abraham, 38, .52. 

Catharine, 37, 41, 43. 

C. Weslev, 38. 

Hon. Daniel Wait, 38. 

Doll V, 41. 

Dr. Eliphalet Pavson, 40, 

Elise E., 37. 

Elizabeth, 39. 

Emerson, 39, 40. 

Hannah. 39, 41. 

llepli/.it)ali, 39. 

Iiicreas, 38. 

hsrael, 38. 

James, 37, 38, .50, 71. 

John, 38. 

Love, .38. 

Mark, .38, 41, 45, .50, 52. 

Dr. Mark, .36,37, 41, 43, 

Mary, 41. | 

Marv (Pavson),41,43,53. 

Natlianiel, .39, 40. 

Robert, 38. 

.Sampson, 38. 

William, 41. 
Hutchinson, Anna, 45. 

.Mrs., 51. 

Irwin, Lila,70 

Jackson, Elizabeth, 38. 
Jacobs, George, jr., 29. 
Jethro (slave), 18. 
Jewett, George, 41. 

Nehemiah, 10. 

Rev. Mr., 42. 
Juno (slave), 18. 

" Kenistone," 30. 
Keyes, Robert, 16. 
Sarah, 16. 

Lambert, Francis, 48, 49. 

Jane, 48, 49. 

Thomas, 49. 
Lancaster, Daniel, 33. 
Larc<>m, Fanny (Ellino^- 
wood), 12,68,69. 

Henry, 69. 

Larkin, Edward, 23. 

Sarah, 2;t, 24. 
Laskin, Alls, 17. 

Editlia, 17. 

llii^'h, 17. 
I. each, I.aurance, 30. 
Le Ventre, 2.'>. 
Lesslie, Rev. George, 4ii. 
Livermore, Charltv, 13. 
Lvn, Ellen, 18, 69.' 
Lyon, 1). H., 37. 

Ella F., 37. 

Mrs. David U., 38. 

Marston, Asa, 35, 36, 70. 

Charles E., 70. 

Capt. Daniel, 70. 

Capt. Eben, 70. 

Ella C, 70. 

Elizabeth, J., 70. 

Ephralm, 70. 

Laura A., 33, 36, .55, 70. 

Laura M., 70. 

Robert I., 70. 

Simon, 70. 

Capt. Simon, 36. 

Major .Simon, :55, 70. 

Susan L., 70. 

William Henrv, 70. 
Mather, Cotton, 29. 
Morlaix (or Morley), dc 

Pierre, 27. 
Morrill, Al)rahum, 47. 

Isaac, 47, 48. 

Rachel, 34, 47, 48. 
Moulton, .Tosiah, 46. 

Sobriety, 46. 

Nichols, 45. 

Norman, Florence, 15, 31. 

Hugh, 31. 

.John, 31. 

Richard, 31. 
Northend, Edna, 49. 

Ezekiel, 49. 
Xoyes, Harriet A., 71. 

Ober, Frederic A., 20. 
.Joanna, 09. 

Packe'\ Mr. Charles, 41. 

Edna, 41. 

Georjre, 41. 

Lucimla, 41. 
Palfrey, Peter, 21. 
Parke," Aiin, 42. 
Parris, Mr., 29. 
Parsons, Eben, 31, 71. 
Partridge, Ann, 47. 

Elizabeth, 47. 

William, 47. 
Patch, Elizabeth, 22. 
Pavson, Edward, 42, 43, .54, 
■ .55. 

Rev. Edward, 42, 43, .50, 

Rev. Edward, D.D., 42. 

Edward Holden, 54. 

Eliphalet, 41. 

Marv, 36,41,43. 

Mary (Eliot), 53, .55. 

S.miuel, 42. 
Peabodv, Rev. A. P., D.D., 
LL.D., .59. 

Francis, 38, 52,71. 

Mary (Foster), 38. 

Sarah, .52. 



Peaco(5k, 42. 
Perkins, Anne, 43. 
Beatiice, 43. 
Catharine, 45. 
Edna (Hazen),38. 
Edward, 44. 
Elizabeth, 26, 28, 43, 45. 
Francis, 43. 
Frank E., 43. 
George, 43. 
Hannah, 45. 
Hephzibah, 38, 45. 
Jacob, 27, 28, 45. 
.Joanne, 43. 
John, 27, 28, 44, 45. 
Katherine, 43, 44. 
Natlianiel, 45. 
Rebecca, 44, 45. 
Richard, 45. 
Sarah, 45. 

Sarah Harrington, 44. 
Thomas, 43. 
Dea. Thomas, 27. 
Timothy, 38, 45, 46. 
Tobijah, 45. 
Toby, 44. 

William, 43, 45, 71. 
Rev. William, 27, 43, 45. 
Perley, Margaret, 38. 

M. V. B.. 71. 
Phillips, Christopher, 50. 
Dorcas, 42. 
Elizabeth, 51. 
Rev. George, 50, 51. 
Rev. Samuel, 50, 51. 
Sarah, 52. 
Pickering, John, 21. 
Pierce, William, 54. 
Pierrekin, Henry, 27. 
Pingree (or Pengry), 5. 
Moses, 24, 25, 71. 
Sarah, 24. 
Plats or Platts, Samuel, 
Sarah, 48. 
Pomfret, Martha, .56. 

William, 56. 
Pool, Caleb, 39. 

Wellington, 19. 
Porter, John, 29, 30. 
Mary, 30. 
Sarah, 29, 30. 
Procter or Procto , John, 
9, 30, 31, 71. 
Martha, 30. 
Sarah, 9, 22, .30, 31. 
Purchas, George, 43. 

Mary, 43. 
Purchis, Oliver, 45. 
Putnam, Joseph, 29. 
Mr., 30. 

Ramsdell, .John, 45. 
Rantoul, Hon. Robert S., 

Rayment, George, 22. 
Rigby, Elder, 63. 
Robertson, John, .35. 
Robinson, Mrs., 41. 
Rogers, Aunt, 49. 

Rev. Ezekiel, .50. 
Rowe, Jane, 56. 

Richard, 56. 
Ruggles, 42. 

John, 54. 

Saltonstall, Sir Richard, 

Sanborn, Auigail, 70. 
G. F., 63. 
Capt. Nathan, 36. 
Sanders, John, 46. 
Sargent, Richard, 50. 
Savage, 4, 28, 29, 31, 33, 34, 

42, 46, 47, 52, 54, 55. 
Scammel, Col., 40. 
Sewall, Caroline Ward, 70. 
Sexton, Agnes (Jermyn), 
Robert, 51. 
Shaw, Abial, 46. 
Elizabeth (Partridge), 

Joseph, 46, 47. 
Roger, 47. 
Shepard, Edward, 33. 
Franklin, 33, 34. 
Isaac, 33. 
Shepherd, Abner, 34. 
Anna, 35. 
Arthur E., 68. 
Bethia, 34. 
Betsey, 35, 70. 
Calvin, 68. 
Edward, 3, 37. 
Rev. Edward, 3, 37, 63. 
Elillet, 34. 
Eliphalet, 37. 
Elizabeth Packer, 37. 
Emily, 64. 
Ezra, 35. 

Isaac, 35, 37, 55, 64. 
Major Isaac, 57, 70. 
Israel, 34. 
John, 35, 37, 41, 48. 
Joseph Hill, 35. 
Lucinda Smith, 37. 
Lucy, 35. 

Mark H., 37, 63, 65. 
Martha (Brown), 57. 
Mary, 35, 65, 66. 
Mary Packer, 37. 
Oley, 35. 
Patty, 35. 
Philanson, 64. 
Polly, 35, 55. 
Samuel, 35. 
Sarah, 34, 35, 64, 67. 
Sarah Perkins, 35, 37. 
Sherratt, Hugh, 25. 
Sinnet, Mary, 28. 

Walter, 28. 
Smith, Catharine, 41. 
Edward, 41. 
.lacob, 35. 
Lavinia, 41. 
Mrs., 41. 
Sparks, Elizabeth, 28. 

John, 28. 
Stanion, Anthony, 47. 
Stephens, Henry, 34. 
Stevens, Dea. David, 36. 
Stickney, Andrew, 49. 
Stocke, Master Richard, 

Tarbell, John, 29. 

Taylor, Agnes, 27. 
Tebbets, Elizabeth, ,56. 
Tenney, J. H., .37, 39. 
Thayer, Rev. C.T., 59, 61. 

Thomas, Mr., 44. 
Thorndike, Capt. Larkin, 

Thurley, Lydia, 24. 

Richard, 24. 
Tilton, Susanna, 47. 

William, 47. 
Trask, Capt., 21. 
Treuchard, Sir George, 16. 

Penelope, 16. 
Tuttle, John, 26, 71. 

Mary, 26. 

Upham, 29, 33, 51. 

Vaughn, A. A., 70. 
Violet (a slave), 39. 

Wagner, Anna M., 71. 
Waiuwright, John, 27. 
Ward, John, 25. 
Warner, Abigail, 10. 
Daniel, 10. 
William, 10. 
Warren, Eai-1, 25. 
Webster, Daniel, 62. 
Wedgwood, Hannah, 70. 
Weeks, Martha, 37. 
Wells, Elizabeth, 26. 
Nathaniel, 24, 71. 
Sarah, 24. 
Thomas, 24, 26. 
Wheeler, George, 23. 
Joanna C, 20, 23. 
John, 23. 
Whipple, Thomas, 68. 
White, Mary, 31. 

William, 25. 
Whittredge or Whitred, 
Elizabeth, 15. 
Frances, 15. 
Thomas, 15. 
William, 14, 15, 71. 
Whittredge, Aroline F., 
Hannah, 16, 30. 
.J. Lucius, 16. 
Livermore, 15, 18. 
Thomas, 18, 31. 
Wilkins, Elder, 63. 
William of Normandy, 25. 
Williams, Roger, 27. 
Willis, Algernon, 70. 
Eben Marston, 70. 
Wingate, Anna, 70. 
Winthrop, Govenor, 50. 

.John, Jr., 16, 44. 
Wodebur, John de, 20. 
Wodeburg, Sir Ralph, 20. 
Woodberry or Woodbury, 
Abigail, 18, 22, 69. 
Agnes, 21. 
Ebenezer, 9, 22. 
Humphrey, 20. 
Jerusha, 22. 
John, 20, 21, 22. 
Hon. Levi, 22. 
Lois, 20. 
Martha, 22. 
Peter, 21, 22. 

William, 20. 22, 23. • 

Wootton, Elizabeth, 44. ; I 


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