A LOGY COLLECTION
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B A E E I T T
Edward Bonn, an immigrant from Wales. He settled in
Taunton in 1643 or thereabouts. He married, Sept. 7, 1654, Sarah
Tarne, daughter of Miles Tame of Boston. They settled in that
part of Taunton called Berkley. Edward was killed by the Indians
in 1676. In relation to his death the following tradition is told:
" Hearing that the savages might burn his home and kill his family,
he moved them to Taunton, a village about seven miles distant,
where they remained for some time. One day, taking his dog with
him, he went to his home to get some article, a cheese hoop the
story says, and had started to return when he became aware that
some Indians were following him. He climbed a tree whose
branches completely hid him and the Indians passed without seeing
him, but his dog began to bark and the Indians came back, found
him and shot him in the tree." Edward was one of the original pur-
chasers of the part of Taunton which became Norton and all the
Babbitts are supposed to be his descendants. He left nine children
of whom the youngest was Deliverance, born Dec. 15, 1673. The
oldest child was ;
Edward, born July 15, 1655, died in 1727. He married, first,
Abigail Tisdale, daughter of John and Sarah Walker Tisdale of
Taunton, Feb. 1, 16S3. This John Tisdale was killed by the In-
dians at Taunton in 1676, the same year as Edward Bobit. He
married, second. Dec. 22, 1698, Elizabeth Thayer, daughter of
Nathaniel and Abigail Harvey Thayer of Taunton. His will is
dated Feb. 5, 1727. In this he named his wife Elizabeth and
eleven children,, six sons and five daughters. One of these sons
Nathax, son of Edward and Abigail Tisdale EobiL born 1693,
died Feb. 25, 1759. He moved to Norton. His wife was Mary
Snell or Sneftem who was born in 1703, and died Die. 16, 17S3.
They had eight children whose births are all recorded at Norton.
On these records after these births is this : " Sarah Snalum, died in
Norton Nov. 13, 1746." This may have been Mary's mother.
Their fourth son was :
GENERATION IV. •
Nathan, born Oct. 8, 1730, died Aug. 31, 1794. He married
Abigail Cobb. Their bans were published Feb. 1, 1737. She was the
daughter of Benjamin and Mary Mason Cobb of Norton. She was
born at Norton Mar. 5, 1731, and died there May 10, 17S2. He
married for a second wife Mrs. Judith Newcomb, mother of Annis
Newcomb. Nathan was a Lieutenant in the Revolution. His
children by his first wife were :
1. Nathan, born Mar. 6. 1755, died April. 1826. He mar-
ried, June 24, 1779, Anna Newcomb, sister of Annis Newcomb.
In 17S9 he moved to Westmoreland, N. H. He was a doctor, and
was a surgeon in the Revolution. He had six children, three sons
and three daughters. One son was Nathaniel Godfrey Babbitt, who
in 1S5S moved to Beloit, Wis., where he lived with his son Clinton
Babbitt until his death Mar. n, 1867.
2. Levi, born Aug. 31, 1757, died at Norton May S, 1795.
He married Betty Babbitt, daughter 01 Seth Babbitt of Easton. She
died April 9, 1 Soo. They had six children.
3. Abigail, born Mar. 31,1764. Married Annis Newcomb
and had two daughters, Abigail, who married Edward Babbitt and
Mary who married Alvin Dunham as his second wife. -
4. Edward, mentioned only in his father's will.
5. Sarah, married Benj. Wild, son of Dr. John and Anna
(Hodges) Wild of Norton.
6. Mary, married a Lincoln.
7- Sxellem, born Dec. n, 1760, died April 1854. He mar-
ried Dec. 12, 17S2, at Stroughtonhara, now Sharon, Mass., Betty
Blanchard. They were married by Rev. Mr. Curtis. They moved
to Savoy in 17S7. Sneilem held at some time every town office in
Savoy and was al^o state representative. He served in the Revolu-
tion and was in the battle of Bunker Hill and siege of Boston. He
had seven children.
1. Snell, born Sept. 9, 1783, died Mar. 9. 1S53.
2. Ebexezer, born Nov. n, 17S4, who died in his youth.
3. Abigail Goff. She had seven children, among whom are
Elizabeth Walton of North Adams and Mary Ingraham of Adams.
4. Betsey, married Alvin Dunham and had two children,
Mary Baker and Franklin.
5. Edward, married Abigail Newcomb. Had five children,
William, Andrew, Charles, Nathan and Sarah Reed.
Snell married in t S09 Jael Edson. He was a famous physician
in Adams for many years, was also state representative. His wife
died in 1S66. They had ten children.
1. Nathan", died 1SS9. Had no children.
2. Erasmus, still living in Bloomington. 111. Has three sons.
Corvdox, dead. Leaves two daughters Alice and Cylinda.
John Qui xcy, dead. Has no children living.
Hoil\ce, still living in Philmont, N. V. Has a son, Horace.
Henry, died in his youth.
Byrox, died in his youth.
Binwhii. dead. Has no children living.
M. Antoinette Taylor, who lives in Adams. She has
two sons, Edward and Emory and a daughter, Leila.
10. Ami. ink L. Browne, died 1888. Left two sons Charles
I. Edward and Sarah Tarne.
II. Edward and Abigail Tisdale.
III. Xathan and Mary Snellen*.
IV. Xathan and Abigail Cobb.
V. Snellem and Betty Blanchard.
VI. Snell and Jael Edson.
VII. Ten children.
Nathan- 2, 3
Nathaniel Godfrey- 2
» Reed- 3
I obit, Abigail Tisdale-2
" Edward- 1,2, 4
Brown, Adaline L.-3
" Charles- 3
Cobb , Ac igai 1-2 , 4
" Mary Mason-2
Dunham , Alv i n- 2 , 3
Dunham , Frankl in- 1
11 Mary Baker- 3
Harvey, Abigail- 1
I r:c rahaa , Mary-3
Lincoln, — ~2
Mason, Mary- 2
New c o mb , Ab i gai 1- 2 , 3
" Ann is- 2
Snell, Mary-2, 4
" Sarah- 1,4
" Emory- 3
H ;.'. Antoinette-3
Thayer, Abigail Karve;
" Sarah 7?alker-l
talker, Sarah- 1
lalton, Elizabeth- 3
iff i Id, Anna Hedges- 2
" John- 2