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Batchelder, Batcheller 


Rev. Stephen Bachiler, of England, 











Pierce, Peirce, Pearce, Forbes, Forbush, Gibson, Harwood, Brocklebank, 
Whitney and Fiske Genealogies, Etc. 







My Friend, 

Geo. Clinton Batchdler 

who has materially 
aided in this 


This Volume 

is most respectfully 


The Author. 


EDENIC lore gives us no clue 
To our ancestral tree; 
The drowsy Sphinx is silent, too, 
Regarding pedigree. 

In ancient and medieval ages, 

With motto — might is right, 
In vain we search historic pages, 

And get but little light. 

We rest upon our English tree: 

Stephen, a stalwart oak — 
An early plant of history — 

Refused the Bishop's yoke. 

And sailed to the new-born western world, 

Transplanted the family tree; 
The ancestral banner here unfurled, 

And hence our pedigree. 

John Bachelder. 
Milwaukee, Wis., i8q8. . (Aged 82 years.) 



Author's Preface 8 

Origin of Batchelder Name 9 

Visit to Historic Canterbury, England 13 

Search in Herald's College 20 

Rev. Stephen Bachiler, Puritan Emigrant 25 

Other Bachelders in New England 39 

English Bachiler Notes 41 

English Batcheller Wills and Estates 45 

College Graduates by name of Batchelder 53 

Batchellers in the Revolutionary War 55 

Batchellers on Revolutionary Pension Rolls 67 

Batchelders in Civil War from Vermont, New Hampshire and Massachusetts. . . 69 

Descendants of Rev. Stephen Bachiler 75 

Sketch of Rev. Stephen Bachiler by V. C. Sanborn 95 

Rev. Stephen Bachiler in Lynn. History of Lynn 99 

Rev. Stephen Bachiler in Sandwich. History of Cape Cod 102 

Rev. Stephen Bachiler at Hampton. History of Hampton 103 

Rev. Stephen Bachiler at Exeter. History of Exeter 108 

The Massachusetts Batcheller Family 343 



Frederick C. Pierce Frontispiece 

Batcheller Coat of Arms 11 

Autograph Prof. John Fiske 12 

St. Martin's Church, Canterbury.Eng. 13 

Christ Church Gate, " " 15 

Canterbury Cathedral, " " 17 

Tomb of the Black Prince, " " 18 

St. Augustine's Chair, " " 20 

The Royal College of Arms 21 

Batchelor Coat of Arms 23 

Bachler " " " 23 

Batcheller " " " 23 

Bachler " " " 23 

Rev. Stephen Bachiler Coat of Arms . 24 

" " " Signature .... 76 

John G. Whittier 78 

Whittier's B'thpl'ce, Haverhill, Mass. 79 

.Salisbury Marshes 79. 

The Whittier Homestead 80 

Wing Coat of Arms 84 

Victor Channing Sanborn 95 

Sanborne Coat of Arms 109 

Gen. Henry Dearborn 118 

Hon. Daniel Webster 124 

Hon. Justin S. Morrill 156 

Hon. William B. Allison 158 

Dea. Geo. Batchelder Fiske 165 

Mrs. Sally Batchelder 178 

Franklin Simmons 184 

Gov. Benjamin F. Butler 188 

James Locke Batchelder 200 

Gen. Richard N. Batchelder 243 

Dea. Dudley T. Batchelder 251 

Charles F. Batchelder 262 

Haymarket Monument 263 

Wm. R. Batchelder 263 

Edmund H. Batchelder 264 

Capt. Moulton Batchelder 273 

Hon. John Mason Batchelder 277 


Hon. Francis Batchelder 278 

Hon. Timothy P. Batchelder 280 

Rev. J. M. Bacheldor 293 

John Bachelder 295 

Col. John B. Bachelder 304 

Dr. Theophilus J. Batchelder 305 

Hon. James Henry Batchelder 321 

Dea. Caleb C. Bachelder 331 

William Fayette Batchelder 332 

George E. Bachelder 335 

Hon. George F. Batchelder 336 

Views in Ipswich, Mass 346 

Hon. George B. Peck 395 

Dr. George B. Peck 396 

Sergt. Joseph S. Batchelor 443 

Webster Batcheller (insert) 450 

Hon. Samuel Batchelder 472 

May Yohe 502 

Lord and Lady Francis Hope 503 

George H. Batcheller 504 

George E. Batchelder 508 

Stillman Batchellor 514 

Dr. Alexander Batcheller 520 

Rev. Leonard Batchelor 523 

Rev. Joseph Mayo Batchelder 537 

Gen. Geo. S. Batcheller 548 

Commodore Oliver A. Batchellor. . . 551 

Hon. Albert S. Batchellor 560 

Noah S. Batcheller 564 

Geo. Clinton Batcheller (insert) 566 

Major Hiram Ward Batcheller 568 

Wm. Hamilton Batcheller 569 

Stephen E. Batcheller 570 

Joseph C. Batchelor 572 

Alden Batchelder 578 

Dr. John H. Batchelder 580 

Hon. John T. Hassam 581 

Fred Elmer Batcheller 596 


THE object of the publication of this book is to preserve in a per- 
manent form the historical and genealogical data of the Batch- 
elder (however spelled) family in America. Quite a little 
information has been published at various times in the histories 
of New England towns, but no attempt at a complete compilation has 
been previously made. There were a number of emigrant ancestors 
to this country prior to 1700 — a few were related, others were not. 
There is but little doubt but that the family was of Norman extrac- 
tion, and went into England at an early day, where the name has 
been variously spelled. The first record we have is of Gilbert le 
Bachler, who paid tillage in Normandy in 1195; from that time until 
the present his descendants and relations have spelled the name in no 
less '^than forty-four different ways, and on this account it has been 
quite difficult to trace the families in all their peregrinations. 

The arrangement of the matter is similar to that of my former pub- 
lications (the Whitney and Fiske Genealogies). Being the simplest, 
it is therefore the easiest to trace. I take this opportunity to thank 
all those who have so kindly assisted me in the compilation of this 
work. My thanks are particularly due to Geo. Clinton Batcheller, 
of New York City, who has not only rendered great assistance in the 
publication of the book, but furnished the search of the Herald's Col- 
lege in London, England, and various coats of arms. Thanks are also 
due to Mrs. S. A. Pierce, Grafton, Mass., Hon. Albert S. Batchellor, 
Littleton, N. H., F. L. Orra, Chicago, 111., Victor C. Sanborn, Chicago, 
111., Seymour Morris, Chicago, 111., and others. I trust the various 
members of the family will take as much pleasure in perusing the 
pages as I did in compiling them. 

Frederick C. Pierce. 
Chicago, March 21, 1898. 


The word bachelor has long been a sore puzzle to etymologists, says Lower in 
his work on English surnames.* That the name "Bachelor," however spelled, is 
the same as the word "bachelor," meaning an unmarried man or a college graduate, 
is unquestioned, but many derivations have been given by different authors to 
account for the meaning of the word, some most fanciful and even grotesque, others 
with more probability of correctness. Knights bachelors were the most ancient, 
though the lowest order of knighthood in England. It is said, in a note to Chitty's 
Blackstone, that the most probable derivation of "bachelor" is from bas and chev- 
alier, an inferior knight, f 

The derivation of the word is given in Webster's dictionary as from the old 
French "bachiler," meaning a young man. A common derivation given is from 
"bacalaureus," having reference to the chaplet of laurel berries with which the 
new bachelor of arts was crowned. The earliest mention of the name indicates that 
it was given originally to mark the condition of its possessor as an unmarried man, 
or as a young man, when there was an elder person of the same Christian name 
living in the neighborhood. The English registers of the thirteenth and fourteenth 
centuries, where we first meet the name, use the French prefix "le. " Thus we find 
Jordanus le Bachelor,:}: Gilbert le Bachler.^ that is, Jordan the Bachelor, Gilbert the 
Bachelor. We may be reasonably sure that the names Jordan and Gilbert were then 
so common in a particular neighborhood in Normandy || that it was necessary to 
indicate by some addition to the Jordan or Gilbert that there was an elder or 
married person of the same name in the immediate neighborhood. If "bachelor" 
meant simply an unmarried man, it was not proper or fitting at the death of 
Jordan le Bacheler in 1297, for he left surviving him a wife, Alice, and a son, 
John. It is, therefore, probable that the word "bachelor" was used at that time 
much like "junior," meaning simply "the younger," and though at first given to an 
unmarried man, was not dropped upon marriage, as it was a convenient and not 
inappropriate designation of the younger, whether single or married. At a later 
period the "le," being superfluous, was dropped, and in 1433 we find John Bachelor 
returned in the commissioners' list of the gentry of Norfolk, England, though John y,- 
Baschealer died at Kelsale, in Suffolk, February i, i552."T We do not know where 
the family originated. There is the usual family tradition, which bears on its face 
the marks of improbability, that three brothers by the name of Bachiler served 
under William the Conqueror, and were rewarded after the battle of Hastings, in 
1066, by a grant of land in Wiltshire. For sign manual they were given a shield 
upon which were three boars' heads, united by three links, a spear above them^ .-tz*-*^ 
couchant. There was no crest, ijadicatin g that - thcy w ere f)rivate soldj^rs. il-i\ At^^H '^X^'^ 

Before 1600, we find the family name in the counties of Kent, Surrey, Sussex, (Ci/*v(M* 
Wilts, Hampshire, Bucks, Middlesex. Norfolk and Suffolk, all in the southeastern ^ 
part of England. Very few are found north of London. The earliest mention of 
the name is found in Surrey, and very probably Surrey or Sussex was the earliest 
home of the Bachilers. 

It is impossible to trace the relationship, if any existed, between the early 
Bachlier families in England, or to decide whether the first emigrants of that — 
name to America were kindred. The Ipswich and Salem emigrants were brothers. 
The names associated in some of the early English families indicate that Alexander 
Bachieler, the emigrant, of Portsmouth, was a relative of the Salem and Ipswich 

*Lower"s Patronymica Brittanica, 20. 
+Note to page 404. 
iCalendarium Genealogicum, 1297. 
gRotuli Clausarum in Turri Londonensi. 

II Batchellor: The name is Norman. Gilbert Batchellor paid taillage in Normandy in 1195. 
The name is variously spelled in this country and in England. 
•{Registers c he Parish of Kelsale, Suffolk. 


Bachilers, as Mark Bacheller, of Bradding, in the Isle of Wight, died about 1614, 
leaving a brother. Alexander Bacheller, two sons, John Bacheller the elder and 
John Bacheller the younger, and three daughters.* Mark was a family name 
among the Salem Bachilers, but neither that name, nor Alexander, has been found 
elsewhere in the English families. Such evidence is, of course, slight, but is worth 
noting in the absence of convincing facts. It is probable that other relationship 
existed between some of the Bachiler emigrants, but further and more careful 
search must be made in England before this interesting question of relationship can 
be settled. 

There were seven immigrants of the Bachiler name : 

1. Alexander, of Portsmouth, N. H. 

2. Rev. Stephen, of Lynn, Mass., and Hampton, N. H. 

3. Henry, of Ipswich, Mass. 

4. Joseph, of Salem, Mass. (now Wenham). 

5. John, of Salem, Mass. 

6. William, of Charlestown, Mass. 

7. John, of Watertown, and Dedham, and Reading. 

There are living descendants of the Bachiler name from four of these immi- 
grants, namely: Rev. Stephen, Joseph and John, of Salem, and Henry, of Ipswich. 

This name appears in the Massachusetts and New Hampshire records under the 
form of Bachaler, Bachalor, Bachelder, Bacheler, Bacheldor, Bacheldore, Bacheledr, 
Bacheller, Bachellor, Bachelor, Bachilder, Bachilo, Bachillor, Bachlicor, Bachlor, 
Bacholter, Bactherer, Bashelor, Batchalder, Barchaldor, Batchalor, Batchelar, 
Batch eldor, Batcheler, Batcheller, Batchellor, Batchalor, Batchelter, Batcherder. 
Batchlar, Batchilder, Batchldor, Batchlor, Batcholder, Batcholdor, Battchelor, 
Bocldr, Batchelder. 

BATCHELOR [SEE BACHELOR.]— Bachelor, Bachellor, Batchelor, Batchellor, 
Batcheler, Batchler, Bachelere, Bacheler, Bachylere, Bachelar, from French 

1. A young gentleman who aspires to be a knight. 

2. A student who has taken his first degree at a university. 

3. An unmarried man, a lover. 

French — Bacheller, Bachellier, Bacheler, Bachiler, a young man from 
Med. Latin Baccalarius, said to be from late Latin bacca, for racca, a 
cow (baccalaureate). 

A. — Ordinary Language. 

A person of the male sex, of marriageable age, who has not in fact been 
married. When he has passed the time of life at which the majority of men 
enter the matrimonial state, he is called an "old bachelor." 

"Fair maid, send forth thine eye; this youthful parcel of noble bachelors stand at mj'- 
bestowing."— Shakespeare. All's "Well That Ends Well, ii 3. 

B. — Tfxhnically. 

I. University degrees. 

1. In the expression bachelor of arts (B. A.), one who has taken the first 
degree at a university. The B. A. degree was introduced in the thirteenth 
century by Pope Gregory IX. In the opinion of Jamieson, in this sense the 
term bachelor was probably borrowed from the arrangement in the Univer- 
sity of Paris, where two of the four orders into which the theological faculty 
was divided were called Baccalarii Farmeti and Baccalarii Cursores. 

"The Bachelors met in the Chamber above the school of Humanitie,"— Cranford, Hist. Univ. 
Edin. p. 29 (Jamieson). 

2. The same as master of arts (O. Scotch). 

At any of our Universities the students, after four years study, take the degree of bachelor, 
or, as it is commonly termed, master of arts."— Spottisvvoods. 

II. Heraldry. 

I. Formerly, (a) A person who, though a knight, had not a sufficient number of 
vassals to have his banner carried before him in battle. 

(b) One who was not old enough to display a banner of his own, and there- 
fore had to follow that of another. 
"A knight of Rome and his bachylere."— Gower, p. 42 (Sim. Boucher). 

. *Will of Mark Bacheller, Probate Registry, Winchester Hants, England. 


(c) A chevalier who, having made his first campaign, received a military- 

(d) One who, on the first occasion that he took part in a tournament, over- 
came his adversary. 

2. Now. A member of the oldest but lowest order of English knighthood — the 
knights bachelors (knights). King Alfied is said to have conferred it on 
his son Athelstan. 
III. Among the London city companies. 
One not yet admitted to livery. 

Bachelor's buttons, a name given by gardeners to the double-flowered variety 
of one of crowfoots or buttercups. Sometimes this species is further 
designated as yellow bachelor's buttons, after the example of the French, 
who denominated it "bouttons d'or," while the white bachelor buttons, 
"boutons d'argent," is bestowed on another crowfoot. Various other 
plants, especially the campion, the burdock, the scabious or bluebottle, 
have also been called bachelor's buttons or buttons. — The Encyclopa;dic 

Gen. George S. Batcheller, of Washington, writes : It is a tradition that our 
branch of the Batchellers came from Spain ! That the ancestor was a secretary or 
It.-governor of Florida, then Spanish possession, was driven out by Indians, and of 
the embarking his colony in a war vessel. He and a few associates remained on 
shore, and when they went in search of their ship it had "passed out of sight" in 
the fog, and they drifted in a small boat to sea, and finally landed in New England. 
Batcheller, or Batchillero, remained in America, having married a pretty Puritan, 
and his comrades returned to Spain. His descendants grew up as Protestants and 
Puritans. It is all tradition. 

Another work on the origin of names states this of the name Bachelder: The 
Dutch "bock" meant "book." "Bareo" is "doctor". The whole means doctor of 
divinity, law or medicine. 

The following paragraph appeared in The Family Herald, an English magazine, 
dated August lo, 1895, page 239: The term "bachelor" is from the Latin "bacca- 
laureus," "one crowned with laurel." In the French it becomes "a young squire, not 
made a knight." Its first English meaning was "a young unmarried man." In old 
times, the student-undergraduate was forbidded by the law of the universities to 
marry, on pain of expulsion. Violations of this law by William Lee resulted in his 
invention of the stocking loom. 

Prof. John Fiske, of Cambridge, America's most celebrated historian, in writing 
to the author of this work, on the origin of names, has this to say : The largest and 
most familiar groups of surnames are either (i) patronymics, such as Johnson, Jones, 
Wilson, etc. ; or (2) names of villages and estates, such as Washington, Frothingham 
(a corruption of Fotheringham), Greenough (green field), Holmes (meadow), 
Stanley (stony pasture), etc. ; or (3) names descriptive of occupation or social 
position, such as Mason, Carpenter, Franklin (country squire), Baker and its 
feminine, Baxter, Thatcher and Thaxter, Weaver and Webster, Draper, Smith, 
Fletcher (arrow-maker). Chapman (merchant). Cooper, Butler, Cartwright, Sargent, 
Waterman, Sawyer, Chandler, Bishop, Abbot, Clark, Constable, Spencer (steward), 
Grosvenor (chief huntsman). Woodward (forest-keeper), Youmans (yeoman), etc. 

The earliest use of family names in England was about the beginning of the 
eleventh century. Long before that time, indeed, clan names were common, and 
such were always patronymics, e. g. : Fotherings, the descendants of Fother ; 
Beormings, the descendants of Beorm ; Icklings, the descendants of Ickel. At the 
time of the Anglo-Saxon conquest of Britain (fifth and sixth centuries), it was custom- 
ary for a clan to settle in a stockaded village by itself, and all English towns whose 
names end in "ham" or "ton," preceded by "ing," were originally the abodes of 
single clans, e. g. : Birmingham, home of the children of Beorm; Icklington, town 
of the children of Ickel. Besides these general clan names no others were in use 
except individual names, such as Alfred or Edith. 

The use of family names, beginning in the eleventh century, increased slowly. 
It was not until the fifteenth century that such names became nearly universal, and 
also stationary. At first they were shifting in usage. Thus, the same man might 
be called Henry Wilson, because his father was named William ; or Henry Frothing- 
ham, because he lived at the village of Fotheringham ; or Henry Draper, because of 
his occupation. If the son of this Henry were named Robert, and were any kind 
of a worker in metals, from an armorer to a blacksmith, he might be known as 


Robert Harrison, or Robert Smith. Surnames had not ceased to fluctuate in this 
wa}^ until the fifteenth century, and it was not until late in the sixteenth that more 
importance began to be attached to the family surname than to the individual bap- 
tismal name. It apj^ears, therefore, that in tracing back genealogy into the 
fourteenth century we are approaching the time at which difficulty must arise from 
fluctuations of surnames. Thus the paternal grandfather of Stephen Bachiler might 
have been called David' Johnson, if John were his father's name, or David 
Franklin, if he were a country squire. In the thirteenth century, we should be 
quite likely to encounter such confusion, and to find the helpfulness of surnames in 
tracing genealogies vastly diminished. 

Surnames derived from estates or localities seem to have been the first to 
become stationary, and next after them the surnames derived from trade or office, 
since sons have so commonly followed their fathers in business. 

We are at first struck with the fact that barbarians commonly use names both 
for individuals and for clans. Such individual names as Gray Wolf, or Yellow 
Raccoon, often owe their origin to some personal peculiarity or to some irrecover- 
able incident. Among American Indians, and in general among barbarians all over 
the world, the clans are apt to have such names as Wolf, Eagle, Salmon, Turtle, 
etc; the totem, or symbol, of the Wolf clan, the idol or image of its tutelar diety, is 
likely to be a rude image of a wolf or wolf's head, and in many cases the clan is 
supposed to have had a wolf for its first ancestor. Shall we say, then, that animal 
surnames in modern English are survivals of ancient heathen clan-names? 

The conversion of our English forefathers from heathenism to Christianity was 
completed in the seventh century, at least four hundred years before the earliest use 
of surnames in England. The old clan system, moreover, had crumbled to pieces 
long before Norman conquest. It is not likely, therefore, that habits of naming 
characteristic of the old heathen clans could have persisted long 'enough to give 
rise to a whole class of surnames so late as the eleventh and twelfth centuries. 

Between the ancient systems of totem devices and the heraldry of the Middle 
Ages, there were many analogies, and doubtless some points of connection; though, 
on the whole, the former must be regarded as the predecessor of the latter, not as 
its ancestor. The mediaeval heraldry was growing up in England during the 
eleventh and twelfth centuries, and it made an extensive use of conventionalized 
heads of familiar animals, not merely lions, wolves and bulls, but many kinds of 
birds and fishes, as well as such imaginary creatures as dragons, griffins and 
cockatrices. For example, Lucy is the heraldic name for pike, and the shield of 
the De Lucy family bears on a field gules three lucies or. From this emblem the 
family surname is likely to have arisen, just as Geoffrey Plantagenet was so called 
from the sprig of broom or genesta plant worn in his helmet. The familiar name of 
Pike, as well as that 'of the Puritan magistrate, Sir Thomas Lucy, who arrested 
Shakespeare for poaching, has probably come from the heraldic use of pikes or 

The explanation which serves for one of this class of animal surnames might 
perhaps serve for all, but there is another point to be considered. Heraldic devices 
were used not only upon banners and coats-of-arms, but also upon signboards, not 
merely of inns but of other places of business. In days when reading and writing 
were not common accomplishments, such devices were in general use, and they 
survived down to a recent time. For tavern signs they are not yet extinct. In old 
times, as often at the present day in Europe, the shop and the homestead were 
usually contained in the same building. Thus, in the seventeenth century, the 
father of John Milton, who was a solicitor, notary public, and law stationer, had his 
office and his home in a certain house known as the Spread Eagle, in Bread street, 
Cheapside. Over the front door was the figure of an eagle with outstretched wings. 
For four or five centuries before Milton's time, in going through any town, you 
would have passed by a succession of such signs of hawks, cranes, dolphins, salmon, 
lambs, and bulls, thus finding your way to the particular shop and homestead of 
which you were in quest. The principle upon which the signs were chosen is not 
always obvious. Sometimes a family name may have suggested the sign, as if 
a man named Crow were to paint a black crow over .his door; but in early times the 
sign undoubtedly preceded and suggested the name. The family which dwelt at 
the sign of the crow came to be called Crow, in the same way that a family which 
dwelt at a country house called Greenough or Greenhalge (green field) came to be 
called by the name of the house. 




(By Jennie Bard Dugdale, of the Interior.) 

Among the caprices of custom none is more inexplicable and unfortunate than 
that which draws present-day pilgrims from over seas other whither than to beau- 
tiful, historic Canterbury. However Britons may regard it, few Americans think 
of seeking this interesting and attractive spot when journeying in England. A 
tour of the Cathedral towns usually omits this most important of them all. Trav- 

ST. martin's church. 

elers take train at London for Dover, with Paris, the glittering, for their goal, and 
are whirled through old Kent, almost under the shadow of the Cathedral's triple 
spires without a thought of the storied past or the glowing present over which those 
soaring structures stand guard. 

Although Kent is not noted for the wild and romantic scenery of some of the 
other counties, there is a smiling fairness in her fertile valleys and soft-swelling 
hills which is not without charm. Few mediaeval towns are quainter or more 
picturesque that the ancient borough whose red roofs cluster about the great 
Cathedral, and that vast and venerable pile has among her younger sisters few peers 
in beauty or in architectural interest, while in the wealth of historic association and 
influence she stands unrivalled. 

Canterbury is not only the "Cradle of English Christianity," but in a sense an 
epitome of English history. Although "Kent itself be but a corner of England, 
and Canterbury seated in a corner of that corner," for nineteen centuries there has 
been a more or less close connection between the little city on the Stour and the 
most significant events and institutions of the whole land and race. 


Memorials are here of British, Roman, Saxon and Norman occupation ; Danish 
inroads are traceable today; the highwater marks of Papal and of Protestant 
supremacy can be clearly seen ; here is the earliest evidence of English learning. 
Canterbury bears a share in the beginning of English liberty, Archbishop Stephen 
Langton having, perhaps, more to do than any other with the winning of Magna 
Charta; his successors, Cranmer and Laud, are associated not merely with things 
ecclesiastical, but with wide-reaching interests of the English name ; during eleven 
hundred years few kings failed of some intercourse with Canterbury'; and Chaucer, 
the Father of English Poetry, found here the inspiration of his song, and sent his 
Canterbury pilgrims journeying through the centuries. 

Wonderful is the way in which this long record is brought before us in the 
buildings and the natural features of old Canterbury ; very real is the story wrought 
in stone, very vivid the sensation of continuity aroused in us as we tread in the 
footsteps of conquerors and churchmen, of kings and poets and scholars, and behold 
the same sights their eyes perceived and handle the objects on which their touch 
rested in the years long passed. 

There was a British village at this place before the coming of the Romans ; they 
in turn fortified it and made it one of the chief military stations on the highroad to 
London. When the Saxons invaded England they changed its name from Durovernum 
to Cantwarabyrig, the burgh of the men of Kent, and it was the capital of Kent in the 
days of the Heptarchy. Ethelbert kept his court here in 597, when Augustine and 
his monks made their famous landing on the Isle of Thanet, missionaries sent by 
Pope Gregory to convert the fair-haired Angli to Angeli by the preaching of 

At first, the pagan king, filled Avith a vague fear lest the strangers should cast 
some spell upon him, forbade them to leave the island, and there under a spreading 
oak the first interview took place, but so reasonable seemed to him the new doctrine 
that he invited its teachers to enter the city. As the procession of monks and chor- 
isters and interpreters, followed by the king and his warriors, reached the brow of 
the hill "on the east of the city," they saw, perhaps to their surprise, a little church 
where the Christian queen. Bertha, a descendant of Clovis, was permitted to worship 
in her own way with her confessor, Luidhard, who had accompanied her from 
France. This church, dedicated to St. Martin, was upon the site of one built by 
British Christians before the overthrow of their religion by the heathen Saxons, and 
many Roman bricks visible in the walls today doubtless formed part of that early 
edifice. Here Augustine was allowed to preach, and King Ethelbert, deeply moved 
by his teachings, sought baptism on Whit Sunday, June 2, 597, and, according to 
the custom of the time, by which a whole nation adopted the religion of its chief, ten 
thousand men of Kent were baptized upon the following Christmas day. We are 
told that the rite was performed in the broad waters of the Swale, at the mouth of 
the Medway, but the king's baptism took place within St. Martin's church, and 
tradition says the stone font still preserved there was used for the purpose. 
Curious, indeed, in this ancient relic, three feet in height, cut out of a creamy stone 
resembling that of the Cathedral, and covered with carving of intricate and unusual 
design. Some authorities assert that it cannot be as old as Ethelbert's time, but 
earl 5'- records say that an "urn," or "baptistery," of some sort was used. This font 
itself is mentioned in the seventh century, and one strikingly like it is seen in the 
representation of the baptism on the seal of St. Augustine's Abbey, showing that 
its association with the event was long unquestioned. A stone coffin at St. Martin's 
is claimed to be that of Queen Bertha. The north wall of the church is pierced by 
a narrow window called "the leper's squint," placed at such a slant that those 
afflicted persons standing without the church could look in and behold the altar and 
thus have part in the worship. A hospital for lepers was established by Archbishop 
Lanfranc in 10S4 at Harbledown, one mile west of Canterbury, and the "squint" was 
probably provided about that time. 

Augustine's congregations soon outgrew the tiny church of St. Martin, and a 
second, which he dedicated to St. Pancras, was given him nearer the city. A 
ruined arch now marks its site. 

In a short time, however, the increasing dignity and importance of the new 
religion were such that Augustine was formally enthroned Archbishop of Canter- 
bury, and a church and dwelling place within the city bestowed upon him ; the king 
devoting to this purpose his own palace, and retiring to Reculver, a few miles away, 
where he built a new abode for himself. Nothing remains of the first cathedral, and 
yet, despite the ravages of time and foe and fire, the spot has never been without 
a successor to that first rude house of worship. 



During Augustine's life, another religious institution was begun just outside the 
city wall, the Abbey of St. Peter and St. Paul, but four hundred years later, in 
St. Dunstan's time, it was enlarged and named anew — in honor of its founder — St. 
Augustine's Abbey. His purpose in this edifice was twofold; he designed it for a 
burial place in accordance with the early custom of sepulture without the walls, and 
for a seat of learning as well. Two MS. Gospels kept, the one at Oxford, the 
other at Cambridge, are thought to be the ones sent to the rising monastery by Pope 
Gregory in token of approval. 

Dean Stanley says of them: "They are, if so, the most ancient books that ever 
were read in England ; as the church of St. Martin is the mother-church, and the 


Cathedral of Canterbury the mother-cathedral of England, so these books are, if I may 
so call them, the mother-books of England, the first beginning of English literature, 
of English learning, of English education. And St. Augustine's Abbey was thus 
the mother-school, the mother-university of England, the seat of letters and study, 
at a time when Cambridge was a desolate fen, and Oxford a tangled forest in a wide 
waste of waters. ' ' 

Many and varied have been the occurrences witnessed by the old Abbey of St. 
Augustine. As the church of the patron saint, it held for long a position of greater 
importance than the Cathedral itself; the burial within it of the first primate of the 
English church and the first king of Christian England fixed it as the resting place 
of the holy and illustrious ; and when we consider the value placed upon relics from 
the fifth century until the fifteenth, we can understand the influence of this. 

Cuthbert, the ninth Archbishop of Canterbury, resolved to break through prece- 
dent and give the Cathedral the benefit of his bones, but only by well planned 


diplomacy was this accomplished. Secretly he prepared a document, to which the 
King of Kent and the Pope gave their sanction, authorizing his interment within 
the Cathedral precincts; on his deathbed he gathered his monks around him, gave 
them the warrant, and commanded them not to toll the Cathedral bell until three days 
after his death and burial ; in this he was obeyed, and when the familiar knell brought 
the Abbot and monks of St. Augustine's to claim their prey they found themselves 
too late for aught but vain remonstrance. 

The Abbey suffered, with all Canterbury, from the incursions of the Danes, and 
in iioS the greater part of it was burned and many ancient charters destroyed. It 
was the chosen abode of people of rank when visiting Canterbury, and the gifts of 
successive kings and nobles enriched it and rendered it so attractive that at the dis- 
solution of the monasteries, Henry VIII. appropriated it as a royal palace. Queen 
Mary, in turn, bestowed it upon Cardinal Pole, and Elizabeth, in 1573, occupied it 
in the course of a progress. In the Abbey, Charles I. and Henrietta Maria were 
married in 1625, and at the Restoration Charles II. lodged _there on his way from 
Dover to London. 

In later times much of the old place fell into ruin, some of the stones were used 
in repairing the Cathedral, and portions were taken down to make room for a 
hospital and jail ; a brewery was carried on in part of the building, and its days of 
glory seemed indeed ended; but in 1844, when the remams of the Abbey were sold 
at auction, the purchaser, Mr. Beresford Hope, resolved to restore the historic struc- 
ture as far as might be, and establish there a missionary college. The new 
buildings needed were made to conform to the character of the original ones, and 
for the past half century this training school has sent forth Church of England 
missionaries to many lands, worthy followers of the earlier ones who went hence to 
evangelize pagan England and pagan Germany, the "regions beyond" of that day. 
There is much in Canterbury to detain the curious; the claim is made that no 
other English city can show a like number of ancient, unaltered churches; the hoary 
walls, intact until a hundred years ago, are still standing in places, but of the six 
gates onl}^ one, the West gate, is preserved, unless we include Christ Church gate, 
leading from Mercery Lane to the precincts of the Cathedral. Close by the pictur- 
esque West gate, built in the time of Chaucer, stands the old Falstaff Inn, and not 
far beyond is St. Dunstan's church, where the nead of Sir Thomas More was buried 
by his faithful daughter Margaret ; she, too, lies in the Roper tomb in this church, 
and through the gateway of the Roper mansion on the opposite side of the street 
the great chanacellor must many a time have passed, for, if not a resident of Canter- 
bury, he was often a guest in the home of his dearly loved daughter. 

Canterbury Castle, built soon after the Norman Conquest, would attract us were 
it not for the stronger spell which the Cathedral places upon us. Thither the mediaeval 
pilgrims repaired with promptness to make their devotions at the shrine of the 
"holy, blissful martyr," Thomas Becket, and we would fain follow in their footsteps, 
so resisting the tempting shops in Mercery Lane, which now, as of old, offer for sale 
mementoes of the pilgrimage, past the building marking the site of the famous 
Chequers Inn we go, under beautiful Christ Church gate — built in 1517, carved on 
every part with armorial bearings, angels, miters, coronets and roses, the emblems 
of the Tudors — and stand at last within the precincts, and the great Cathedral rises 
before us in all its sublime loveliness. 

One versed in such matters, says: "It embraces all styles of English ecclesiasti- 
cal architecture from the rudest Saxon to the most finished of Gothic art," yet the 
general effect is thoroughly harmonious and indescribably beautiful and impressive. 
The nave, the part nearest us as we approach from the southwest, is compara- 
tively modern, built about the year 1400, but in its severe simplicity and vastness 
it seems more venerable than the choir and transepts, with their greater ornateness 
and complication of design. East of the nave the transepts open on either side, 
that to the north being the famous transept of the Martyrdom, where Thomas 
Becket was slain December 29, 1170, and not before the altar as is often carelessly 
stated. A flight of steps leads to the choir, and farther east other series of steps 
take one higher and yet higher until the holiest place, the shrine of St. Thomas, is 
reached. This succession of ascents is a peculiarity which has struck many travel- 
ers, from the time of Erasmus until now, but the unusual elevation was made 
necessary by the position of the crypt and the wish to place the shrine immediately 
above the spot where the martyr first lay, when, in haste and secrecy, amid the 
roaring of the storm, the trembling monks interred him a few hours after his 
murderers quitted the Cathedral, fearing their threatened return to seize the body, 
carry it off, and deny it Christian burial. In the space of three years, popular 


feeling, divided at first, set strongly in his favor; the proud, grasping ecclesiastic, 
the wily politician, was forgotten, and Thomas Becket was remembered only as the 
fearless, faithful servant of the church. He was canonized by the Pope, and 
December 29 set apart as the Feast of St. Thomas of Canterbury. 

The following year Henry H. — moved by contrition or by policy — performed 
his penance at the grave in the crypt of the Cathedral, and to this sacred spot the 
ever-swelling tide of pilgrimage continued to flow. Louis VH., the first French 


king to set foot on English soil, visited the shrine in 1179 ^ii^ spent a night in 
prayer and fasting before it ; the Lion-hearted Richard, returning from Palestine, 
landed at Sandwich, and went thence on foot to Canterbury to give thanks to God 
and St. Thomas for deliverance from his grievous captivity ; one of the early events 
of John's reign was a journey hither accomplished in great state. The superstruc- 
ture of the Cathedral bade fair to yield all its importance to the tomb in the crypt 
when the destructive fire, which laid waste the entire choir toward the close of the 
century led to the rebuilding of that part of the Cathedral, and special attention was 
given to preparing a position of prominence for the resting place of the martyr's 
remains. By the year 1220 all was in readiness, and the "translation" occurred 
amid imposing ceremonies. 

For the following three centuries Canterbury was foremost among the great 
shrines of Christendom ; pilgrims came from all England and from distant parts of 
Europe, and the fame of St. Thomas was carried to far-away lands. From Syria to 
Scotland churches rose in his honor, his name was inscribed upon the banners of 
the Crusaders, and the capture of Acre was supposed to be so directly due to his aid 
that he was thenceforward frequently called St. Thomas of Acre, while in the North 



the Abbey of Aberbrothock — known to lovers of Scott's Antiquary as "the Abbey 
of St. Ruth" — was sacred to him, and at Melrose he received special veneration. 

Indeed, the extreme to which this martyrolatry was carried and the absurdity of 
the miracles ascribed to it prepared the way in no small measure for the reaction 
which culminated in the Reformation. The assertion of Thomas a Kempis, "there 
are few whom pilgrimage really sanctifies," received repeated confirmation from the 
revelations of Chaucer and Piers Plowman and many an old chronicler ; and such 
an observer as Erasmus was more disgusted than edified by a visit to Becket's 
tomb. The beauty of the Cathedral touched him much, he marked "the majesty 
with which the church rises into the sky, so as to strike, awe even at a distant 
approach; the vast towers, saluting from afar the advancing traveler; the sound of 
the bells, sounding far and wide through the surrounding country" but, as he 
beheld the efiiects of blind and debasing superstition upon the multitude, and saw 
the trickery of the relic system, he was moved to contempt. 

Outwardly, the worship of the Saint seemed unabated, the number of pilgrims 
showed no diminution, and the value of their offerings was almost incalculable; but 
silently and unseen the spirit of change was working, and, in a few short years, the 
crash came. 

Henry VIII., in 1520, received the Emperor Charles Y. at Canterbury just 

TOML! OF illK l;i.Ai K i'KlM Iv 

before the meeting of the Field of the Cloth of Gold, and together they knelt at the 
shrine. Cardinal Wolsey near at hand, and the most illustrious nobles of England 
and Spain crowding the Cathedral; but all this was soon to be changed. In pursu- 
ance of a royal mandate, Archbishop Cranmer ignored the great Festival of the 
Translation of the Relics, July 6, 1537, and in the following year a summons in the 
Kmg's name, addressed to "Thomas Becket, some time Archbishop of Canterbury," 
charging him with "treason, contumacy and rebellion," was read beside his tomb. 
Thirty days were allowed for his appearance, and when, at the end of that time, 

*Ciits by permission of The Interior. 


the beatified offender failed to answer for himself, the case was gravely argued at 
Westminster by attorneys granted by the King's grace to him and to Henry II. 
Strange to relate, sentence was pronounced against him, his bones condemned to 
be burned, and the wealth of the shrine forfeited to the Crown! Such a trial, 
absurd as it seems, was thoroughly characteristic of Henry VIII. , who could be 
the most exacting of legal quibblers when such a course suited his purpose and pro- 
perly instructed judges were secured. 

Strikingly suggestive is the likeness between this scene and that other enacted 
at Lutterworth a hundred years before, when the exumed bones of Wycliffe were 
burned and his ashes scattered upon the waters of the Avon, to be borne thence to 
the Severn and to the encircling sea. Toda}^ no trace of Becket's shrine can be 
seen, save the hollowed stones worn by the knees of the thousands of worshipers 
who sought the favor of the Saint. 

The concentration of interest at this tomb may have led early pilgrims to pass 
unnoticed other parts of the Cathedral, but we of this day can view the whole with 
eyes open to its many beauties and hearts alive to the inspiring influences of more 
than one monument.' 

Edward, the Black Prince, lies buried at the south side of Trinity chapel, and, 
as we look from his life-like effigy to the velvet coat embroidered with the Arms of 
France and England, the gauntlets, the helmet, the shield of the hero, suspended 
high over head, stirring thoughts of the days of Crecy and Poitiers are aroused 
within us. There, too, hangs the empty scabbard, but the sword wielded on his 
famous fields was carried away, it is said, by Oliver Cromwell. 

The Prince's connection with Canterbury began in 1357, when, shortly after the 
battle of Poitiers, he conducted his prisoner, King John of France, to London. 
Landing at Sandwich, he and his rcyal captive came directly to Canterbuiy and 
made offerings at the Shrine of St. Thomas, and tradition says that a room over 
St. Anselm's chapel, in the southeastern part of the Cathedral, was used as the 
French king's prison. Six years later, in commemoration of his marriage, the 
Prince endowed a chapel in the crypt, where two priests were to pray always for 
the repose of his soul. When his life drew toward its close, his thoughts turned 
longingly to Canterbury; he chose the great Cathedral for his last resting place, 
and thither moved his imposing funeral train from the Palace of Westminster, 
where he died — past the village of Charing Cross, along the Strand, through 
Temple Bar and Fleet street, around St. Paul's Cathedral, over London Bridge, by 
the Tabard Inn in Southwark, and so in the path of Chaucer's pilgrims through the 
Kentish country until Canterbury was reached. With great ceremony the body was 
borne into the Cathedral and deposited, not in the humble spot in the cr^^pt desig- 
nated in the Prince's will, but in the most honored place, beyond the altar, near the 
shrine of St. Thomas. 

Trinity chapel was without other graves for thirty-seven years, until, in 141 3, 
Henry IV. was butied there, the only English king who rests in Canterbury 

The eastern extreme of the Cathedral is formed by the circular chapel called 
the Corona, or Becket's Crown, and in it stood formerly an altar containing a frag- 
ment of his skull; the tomb of Cardinal Pole, the last Roman Catholic archbishop, 
is in this chapel, and near at hand is the chair of St. Augustine, in which each 
Archbishop is seated at his enthronement. This chair, though said to be no older 
than the thirteenth century, probably resembles closely the original cathedral of 
which it is the official successor. 

One of the oldest parts of the Cathedral is the crypt or undercroft; it dates 
from the early Norman period at the latest, being part of the building of Lanfranc, 
the Archbishop appointed by William the Conqueror. It is surmised that some of 
the pillars may have belonged to the earlier British church on this site, thus preced- 
ing all other parts of the present one by a thousand years. Somewhat surprised are 
we as we turn aside, amid these cold, stony expanses, and enter one portion of the 
crypt, carpeted, furnished with straight-back wooden chairs and a small pulpit of 
Presbyterian plainness. Here assemble the French congregation, descendants of 
the Huguenot refugees, to whom Queen Elizabeth, in 1561, gave permission to set 
up their looms in the crypt and to observe their own form of worship. 

In striking contrast, and yet in significant harmony, with the elaborate and 
ritualistic celebrations for which Canterbury Cathedral stands, is the presence of 
this simple Calvinistic service, which has survived three centuries of stormy intoler- 
ance and bigotry to be in these last days an earnest of a glorious unity yet to 
come, a precious proof here in the cradle of English Christianity, the stronghold of 



Episcopal establishment, the former seat of extreme Romanism, of the real oneness 
of the Holy_Catholic church. 

"Elect from every nation 
Yet one o'er all the earth." 

Surely all Christians may claim a share in old Canterbury and see in the noble 
Cathedral, with its hoary history, a symbol of the spiritual church of Christ, grow- 


ST. Augustine's chair. 

ing slowly and 'silently, m many lands, under varying conditions, through the 
lengthening ages, into ever increasing harmony and beauty and strength — 

'A mountain that shall fill the earth, 
A house not made bv hands." 


Heraldry, a relic of the feudal ages, took its rise in the Crusades, and was em- 
ployed to denote the manly virtues. Since then armorial bearings have served very 
much the same purpose of the modem diploma, and have been cherished because 
deemed the patent of respectability. Esteemed at first by the landed gentry at 
pleasure, they afterwards came under the regulation of law. ' The Herald's College 
was established, and a general registration took place in the sixteenth century, 



when pedigrees were accepted and registered, and the disorder or irregularity of 
fraudulent bought rectified. 

The college buildings of the Royal College of Arms, or more commonly, "The 
Herald's College," are of begrimed red brick, occupy three quarters of a small 
square opening to Queen Victoria street, E. C, in London, through a large iron gate, 
richly surmounted with heraldic devices. The central door of the college admits to 
a spacious hall, heavily paneled in oak, and hung with banners, coats-of-arms, and 
portraits of past officers of the college. In the center of the hall is a plain, wide 


and long oak counter, inclined at either extremity toward the north wall, where, 
under the plain oak paneling, runs a plain oaken bench, the center being marked by- 
two carved arm-rests, apparently indicative of the seat of some authority. On the 
right is an apartment marked "Office." This is dimly lighted. The floor is bare 
and the only furniture is a writing table and one or two chairs. The noonday sun 
streamed in through the dusty window, turned the dark oak-paneled wails and 



carved fireplace to various shades of brown and gold, and played o'er the various 
shields studding the carved frieze like the memory of some forgotten pageant. The 
officer in attendance, Thomas Morgan Joseph Watkin, Pursuivant Portcullis, ex- 
plained the constitution of the college. "The college consists of thirteen officers, 
besides the hereditary Earl Marshal, the Duke of Norfolk; three kings-at-arms, 
six heralds and four pursuivants, or novitiates. 

"Garter king-at-arms was created by Henry V., in 14 17, for the service of the 
Order of the Garter, of which he is secretary. An essential qualification for the post 
is that he shall be an Englishman and a gentleman of position. He is chief king-at- 
arras. The next is Clarencieux, who was created by Edward IV. , and the other is 
Norroy. Garter's distinctive color is blue, and that of Clarencieux and Norroy 
purple. Next come the six heralds, Somerset, Chester, Windsor, Richmond, Lan- 
caster, and York — and last of all the four pursuivants, Rouge Croix, Bluemantle, 
Rouge Dragon, and Portcullis. 

In the great fire the Herald's College was destroyed, but it was afterward 
rebuilt by the heralds themselves from designs said to be by Sir Christopher Wren, 
and on a site given by Queen Mary. It is the herald's freehold property. All the 
records except two were saved from the fire, having been removed to Whitehall. 
These, with the collegians, constitute the finest heraldic and genealogical remains 
in the world. In an outer room was pointed out shelves upon shelves of indexed 
volumes containing records of grants of arms, and of pedigrees of England's 
armigerl, for the past 400 years. The carvings in the public office are supposed to 
have been executed by Grinling Gibbons. That is a picture of Ralph Sheldon, the 
antiquary; that is Stephen Martin Leake, one time Garter King-at- Arms ; that is 
Sir John Dugdale ; and that is Lord Arundel, who gave us the Arundel manuscripts. 
In that glass case is the famous ring, sword and dagger of James IV., of Scotland, 
referred to by Scott in "Marmion," as you can see by the accompanying verse: 

"The fair Queen of France 
Sent him a turquoise ring and glove, 
And charged him, as her knight and love. 

For her to break a lance." 

George C. Batcheller, of New York City, recently had an exaniination or search 
made at the Herald's College, which is here given: The reader will notice that 
there are certain abbreviations which seem rather unnecessary, but appear to be in 
accordance with the way they do things at the College ; for example, dau. for 
daughter, and one or two others, which, no doubt will be plain enough, and you will 
find the letters aginst the coats-of-arms indicating the heraldic words instead of the 
words themselves. Then you will find two short parallel lines like these, = which 
mean married. 

The records to which the search refers, 45 in all, as one will see, show no pedi- 
gree, but only disconnected statements of fact. 



Arg. a bend between 3 wings azure. 

Arg. on a bend azure :i ducks (?) wings Arg. 

Or a fess between 3 dragons' heads coupled 

Vert a plough in fess or, in base a sun rising 

As No. .3. 

As No. 3. 

Arg. a fess between 3 wings azure. 

Arg. a fess qu. between 3 dragons' heads 
couped close sable. 

Of Aston Clinton, one of the Private Cham- 
ber Grant of Arms, 1606. 

Of Aston Clinton Grant of Arms (as next 
above") to Daniel B. IGOfi. 

Blazon of Arms granted to Daniel B. of the 
Privy Chamber to Queen Ann or, a fess 
between 3 dragons heads trunked and 
extended in traverse sable. 

Beatrice = Thomas de Dodington, alias Dor- 
rington of Co. Somerset — Rd. 2. 

... = ... dau. of . . . Bowyer, of Hoo. Co., 






E. D. N. Alpht. 















Camdens Grants, 

Vol. 1, p. 8. 
Vol. 2, p. 8. 




Vol. 3, p. 2. 




Grants 2, 0,sr,. 
C. 2, .50. 

Bacheler, ali 





■CM. i6fi-l GuynCcf fi /i eC/r^ O'^ljJtJt. (/>\X r^ 

14 C. 16, 2;i8. Bacheler. 

1^ cuJi^^ 



C. 16, 230. 



C. 24, 253 



Philpot, 35, 55. 


Kent. Catherine, dau. of Christopher B. of the City 

of Canterbury = Eduard Kemp, of Dover, 

circa 1619. 
Suffolk. Alice, dau. of William B. = John Fowle of , 

Sandhurst, Kent. 
Mary, dau. of John = George Gilling, of 

Norfolk. Of Westendham, 2 generations connected 

with Russell, of same place. 

A^rmj r^lH d^cdc£ <Mty>^ 




18 Vincent, 12;^, 217. 

19 Philpot, 86-27, 2d 

part, 33. 

20 J. F. peds., F. 60. 

21 J. P. Willis, R 10.3. Batchelor. 

22 J. P. Willis, R 8, 118. Batcheler. 

23 J. P. Willis, R 7, 1.56. " 

24 J. P., m, 71. Batchelor. 






Margaret, dau. of John, of Westendham = 

Henry Russell, of same. 
Of Canterbury. 

Louis le Tresor, alias Montresor, seigneur 
du Mesnil lambert, seigneur et patron de 
Fonteney, was betrothed 3 Dec. 1699, and 
married 1.5 Feb. 1701 to Marie Elizabeth de 
Bachelier, dau. of Antoine le Bachelier, 
Sr. de la Fossardiere, etc. Witness: Adri- 
an le Bachelier, Priest of Taussey, etc. 

(The Montresors settled in England.) 

"Cousin Batchelor" mentioned in the will of 
Christopher Rigby, of St. Mary Abs- 
church, London, 1708. 

Martha Ballard, of Wooten, sub edge co. 
Gloucester, in will dated 16.54, mentions 
"To my dau. Rebecca, wife of John 

John Ellis, of St. James, Westminster, in will 
dated 1722, mentions "Thomas Batchelor 
of the Custom House." 

Joseph Vere, of Astley, Warwick, in his will, 
dated 1677, mentions "My Cousin, John 

5«57c7ai^-— ^^ 

^^J^A^A- LtLj 

25 J. P., 28, 306. Batchelor. 

26 F. S. peds., 7, .50. Bacheler. 

27 F. S. peds., 10, 481. " 

28 F. S. peds., 10, 483. Bacheler. 

29 F. S. peds., 14, 306. Bachelor. 
.30 F. S. peds., 16, 1.54. Batchelor. 
.31 F. S. peds., 16, 146. 

.32 F. S. peds., 16, 148. " 

3;3 F. S. Church Notes, Bacheler. 
.5, .367. 

Thomas .Spires, of Thorme Co., Oxford, in his 

will dated 1826, mentions " my niece, 

Sarah, the w^ife of James Batchelor. 

Horace, 2 generations, connected with Bee- 

vor, of Norwich. 

Sussex. Extracts from Parish Register of West Chill- 

ington, 170.5-1795. 
.Sussex, Of Pulborough, Co. Sussex, from London, 

London & from Sarum 4 generations to 1761 (con- 

Wiltshire, nected with Byas). 

Sussex. Of Northiam, 2 generations to circa 1749 (con- 

nected with Freuen of same"). 
London. Paul and .Sarah, extracts from Parish Regis- 
ter of St. Giles in the Fields, 1708. 
Sussex. Elizabeth, ot West Chillington — William 

Byas, of same, 1761. 
" Elizabeth, dau. of Revd. Paul B., bapt., at Pul- 

borough — 1741. 
Elizabeth, Hon. Inscr. at RedclifFe Church, 



F. S. Church Notes, 

6, 35a. 
W. C, C. G., 5, 190. 


3(i " " " 

37 W. C. Wills, 6, 104. Bacheller. 

W. C. Wills, 1, 25". 
Bigland, 1, 334. 
1, 343, / 

r, 309. r 

Pingo, fol. 4, 3;W. 

Pingo, 4 to 2, 130. 
Collen peds., 12, pp. 

8 and 11. 
Painters' Work 

Books, I B., 6, 141. 









Modern records. 
Changes of name. 
Funeral certificates. 
Peers references, 
Barts " 

Scotch records. 

Name. Particulars. 

Bachelor, etc., nil. 

Thomas = Lucy Stimd, 1676, Ex. Regr. of 
Mansfield Woodhouse, Co. Notts. 

John, of Bowbridge = aiizabeth, dau, of 
Robert Morley, of Normanby, Yorks. 

Of Easingnold, 4 generations, to 1790. 

James B., of Hastings, named overseer in 
will of Richard Barnham, of Battell, 1621. 

Richard, 1.5,57. 

Dau. of — John Cardale. 

Richard, of Northiam = S^lina, daii. of 
Thankfull Frewen, of same, 1714-51. :Z 

Of Horsted, 3 generations, to 1793, connected 
with Elwin of Co. Nottingham. 

John Mon. Inser, at Fulham 1766. 

John, of Penryn, mentioned in deed 1.390 
(Deeds of the family of Enys). 

Funeral escutcheon— Becceler impaling Mor- 
gan Arms. 


Name. Particulars. 

Irish records. Bachelor, etc., 

Radclyffes collection, " 

St. George's " " 

Warburton's " " 

King's collection, " 

Young's " " 



(Judge Charles E. Batchelder, Portsmouth, N. H. In New England Historical and 

Genealogical Register.) 

It is not proposed, in this part of the book, to give a sketch of the lives of any 
of the first Batchelder settlers, except that of Rev. Stephen Bachiler, and in his 
case about all that can be done is to rearrange the old material, add some new facts 
recently discovered, and correct the numerous and gross errors in regard to his 
immediate descendants. The treatment accorded to those early citizens of Massa- 
chusetts Bay, who fell under "suspicion" at the hands of their more orthodox 
brethren, has been so long frankly acknowledged and the causes so thoroughly 
explained, that it can no longer be considered derogatory to the Massachusetts 
commonwealth to speak plainly concerning the treatment of Williams, Wheelright 
and other disturbers of the Puritan state. To do otherwise would be affectation. 
There was intolerance on the part of the Bay Colony, and also on the side of the 
"suspected." The latter should have withdrawn voluntarily from the settlement 
previously occupied by the church-state party, and the former had not then learned 
that the sure way to perpetuate heterodoxy is to persecute and punish its adherents. 
Naturally, the Massachusetts historians have chronicled the virtues of the 
clergymen who upheld the Massachusetts plan, and the opponents of that plan, 
being neglected, were speedily forgotten. It is said of Samuel Skelton, of Salem, 
Mass. : "Little has come down to us concerning him, owing, it is said, to the fact 
that he differed about clerical associations and other subjects from most of the 
principal persons in Massachusetts."* 

We know that Stephen Bachiler contended, with a vigor and earnestness 
unusual for a man of his years, against the Puritan doctrine of a religious common- 
wealth, against that union of church and state to which they clung as to the ark of 
their safety, f and which has since been universally conceded to be a lamentable 
error. He lived to see the beginning of the downfall of that "experiment fraught 
with evil," as the halfway covenant, allowing baptized persons, not church mem- 
bers, upon assenting to the church covenant, to have all the rights of members, 
except communion, was approved by the Synod called in Massachusetts in 1657.I 
We know further that he most zealously maintained the rights of the New Hampshire 
settlements in their contest with Massachusetts, which ended in 1641 in the control 
of the weaker province by the stronger. Whatever material advantages were 
secured by New Hampshire through this union of the colonies, and they were by no 

*Sprague's American Pulpit, Vol. 1, 8. 
tStory's Com. Settlement of Salem, Mass., .34. 
t Sprague's Am. Pulpit, Int. XX and XXI. 


means inconsiderable, were valued little by those ardent friends of New Hampshire, 
who resisted the aggression of the Bay Colony. 

The great wrong done New Hampshire by the attempt to pervert the Massachu- 
setts charter so as to include all territory south of an east and west line through the 
head of the Merrimac, could never be condoned by any advantages arising from 
the union. Stephen Bachiler staked his fortunes on the continued independence of 
the New Hampshire settlements, and lost. If the cause he championed had 
prevailed, he would today be remembered with gratitude as one of the stoutest 
champions of New Hampshire, and his life would undoubtedh- have been materially 
ditTerent. He had settled Hampton under the authorization of Massachusetts, yet 
his subsequent acts show that he never supposed either of the Massachusetts claims 
to Hampton well founded. 

He knew it was not within their patent, nor vacant land first occupied by Massa- 
chusetts.,^ Wh}', then, did he procure a grant from the General Court of Massa- 
chusetts, and act under their directions? It was because he had already felt their 
displeasure, and thought the grant might be in some way a protection to himself 
and his company in making the settlement. But it is not worth while to dicuss 
these matters at length, as they excited great bitterness once, though now, happily, 
long settled and entire good feeling prevails between the two states. 

Stephen Bachiler, tor so he always wrote his name, was born somewhere in 
England in the year 1561. At the age of twenty he entered St. Johns College. 
Oxford. He was matriculated November 17, 1581, and admitted as Bachelor of 
Arts, February 3, 1585-6. The leading profession for college graduates in that day 
was that of a clergyman, and he detremined to study for the ministry, being then a 
member of the established church. Apparently the time between his graduation, 
in Februarj-, 1585-6 and July 17, 15S7, was spent in preparation for his life work, 
for on the daj' last named the death of Edward Parrett, vicar of Wherwell in Hants, 
making a vacancy in that living he was presented with the place by William West, 
Lord Lawarr (or de la Warr, as it was written later) and became vicar of the 
church of Holy Cross and St. Peter. || On the 26th of Januarj-, 1587-S the new 
incumbent compounded for the payment of the first fruits of the vicarage. The 
village of Where well stretches along the westerly bank of that troutful stream, the 
Test, in Hampshire, three and one-half miles from Andover. Very great historical 
interest attaches to this retired town and its ancient monastery. Wherewell Abby 
has been the home or the abiding place of three, and perhaps lour, English queens, 
who were renowned for their extraordinary beauty. The parish of Wherewell 
hardly had any existence apart from the Abby, down to the year 1543, for, until 
that time, the Superior of the Monastery was lady of the manor, and owned tne 
whole village and a large part of the neighborhood. The same church served for 
the parish and the monastery, with presumably a chapel for parochial services- as 
at Romsey. It had also a chapel with a special entrance, which was appropriated 
to the "Priory" as a pew. The earliest mention of Wherewell, or Whorewell, as it 
was then called, is found in the will of King Edred, A. D. 946, 955. He gave the 
town to the new monastery, subsequently called Hj'de Abbey. In the year 986, 
Elfrida founded Wherewell Abbey for Benedictine nuns in penitence for the blood- 
shed in which she had been concerned. In the chartulary of Wherewell Abbey the 
story is thus told: "And in the place which by the inhabitants is called Wherewell 
founded the Church of the Holy Cross, beseeching Christ, that He, who, wounded 
on the (ever) memorable Cross, shed his blood for the redemption of the human 
race, might deign to grant her the pardon (purchased) bj' his death. His wounds, 
and by the shedding of his blood, rich (in graces).""' Wherewell contains five 
hundred and forty-one inhabitants, and must have been a very retired spot until the 
London and Southwestern Railroad ran a branch line through the town, about the 
year 1S83, and built a very substantial and commodious station at FuUerton in 
the parish of Wherewell. Many of the residences, and especially the old court house 
near the station, are of early date, and look as if they had not changed appreciably 
in three centuries. The old Parish church of Holy Cross and St. Peter was pulled 
down and rebuilt in 1S58. The old building was repaired after the Reformation 
with the best portions of the Abbey ruins. With the exception of some fragments 
of mouldings, one monumental eflfigy, and parts of two monuments, there are 
absolutely no traces of the old church.* Of Stephen Bachiler's life at Wherewell 

§ See reply of Mass. to the remonstrance of E.Keter at the settlement of Hampton, Wint. 
N. E. Vol. 1,* a;W, .303, 3()4. 

II Bishop's Registry, Winchester, Eng. Register of Thomas Cooper, 10. 
^ The Story of Wherewell Abbey, 4. 
♦The Story of Wherewell Abbey, 11. 


we know nothing. The church records were begun in 1643, or at all events no 
earlier records now exist. We only know that he remained here until 1605, for, on 
the ninth day of August, 1605, John Bate, A. M., clergyman, was appointed vicar 
of Wherewell, a vacancy existing because ot "the ejection of Stephen Bachiler," the 
last vicar. f Not much more is known of his life in England, from the loss of his 
living at Wherewell to the spring of 1632, when he sailed for New England. He 
was excommunicated from the church, and so no church record exists showing his 
abiding places. Probably he preached to different congregations, not in a settled 
way, but when he could avoid the persecution of the church people. Occasionally 
we get a glimpse of his location. In 1610 he appears to be still a clergyman of the 
County of Southampton, j On the nth of June, 1621, Adam Winthrop's diary shows 
that he "had Mr. Bachelour, the preacher," to dine with him, presumably at Groton 
in Suffolk. This may have been the subject of this sketch. Some of the parish- 
ioners of Barton Stacey, in Hampshire, a few miles east of Wherewell, listened to 
his sermons at some time before 1632, for we find that Sir Robert Pame petitioned 
the Council, stating that he was sheriff of Hants in that year, and was also chosen 
churchwarden of Barton Stacey, and that " some of the parishioners, petitioner's 
tenants, having been formerly misled by Stephen Bachelor, a notorious incon- 
formist, had demolished a consecrated chapel at Newton Stacey, neglected the 
repair of their parish church, maliciously opposed petitioner's intent (to repair the 
church at his own charge), and executed many things in contempt of the cannons 
and the bishop. "§ Once more we hear from him, on the 23d of June, 1631, when, at 
the age of seventy years, he obtains leave to visit his sons and daughters in Flush- 
ing. He was then resident at South Stoneham, in the county of Southampton, and 
desires that his wife, Helen, aged 48 years, and his daughter, Ann Sandburn, of 
age 30 years, widow, resident in the Strand, might accompany him. He was to 
return within two months. || It would be interesting to know which of his sons and 
daughters then lived at Flushing, as Deborah Wing was apparently residing in 
London in November, 1629, when her husband, John Wing, made his will, and 
presumably she was appointed executrix of the will when it was proved, August 4, 
1630, as Mr. Waters makes no note that administration was granted to any other 
person than the executrix named in the will.*7 Stephen Bachiler was excommuni- 
cated among the earliest of the nonconformists. On the death of Elizabeth, in 
1603, James I, of the house of Stuart, came to the throne. In January, 1604, the 
famous Hampton Court conference was held, when King James uttered his angry 
threat against the Puritans, "I will make them conform or I will harry them out 
of the kingdom. " The next year the king's threat was carried out against Mr. 
Bachiler, and no doubt he was thoroughly "harried" after his excommunication. 
Winthrop says that Bachiler had suffered much at the hands of the bishops.* 

As early as 1630 Bachiler had determined to leave England and settle in Amer- 
ica. At all events, he made preparation for such removal. Maverick, in his 
"Description of New England," says there .was a patent granted to Christo: Batch- 
el or and Companyf in the year 1632, or thereabouts,:}: for the mouth of the river 
(Sagadahoeke), and some tract of land adjacent, who came over in the ship named 
the Plough, and termed themselves the Plough Companie, but soon scattered, some 
for Virginia, some for England, some to the Massachusetts, never settling on that 
land, i- 

The Plough ship, of sixty tons, on the 6th day of July, 1631, arrived at Natascott 
(Nantasket). She brought ten passengers from London. They came with a patent 
to Sagadahoek; but not liking the place they came hither. Most of them proved 
f amilists, and vanished away. |1 

j Bishop's Registry, Winchester, Eng. Register of Thomas Bilson, IS. 

i Records of Magdalen Coll., O.Kford, Eng., June, 1610, admitting Stephen Bachiler, aged 16 
years, son of a clergyman of Hampshire. 

§ Domestic Calendar of State Papers, 163.5. 

II Register, July, 1891, page 237. 

^ Register, Jiilv, 1891, page 237. 

* Winthrop's N. E. II.* 44. 

fThis must mean Chrispe, Batchelor and Company, John Chrispe, or Crispe, as the name 
was commonly written, and Stephen Bachiler were grantees named in patent. 

I Hubbard says in 1630. A contemporary MS. in the possession of the Maine Hist. Society 
gives the exact date as June 26, 1630. — See Maine H. and G. Rec Vol II., 66. 

§ Maverick's Description of New England Register, Vol. 39, p. .3.5. 
Winthrop's N. E. 1* .58, Prince .357. The last clause was added long after its date by Win- 
throp of a later hand. It has served as a basis for a careless Maine writer to charge that Stephen 
Bachiler was a familist. Fortunately, other manifest errors in the same article indicate its 
untrustworthiness. It is evident that the members of the Plough Company, who came over in 
1632, were not familists. The fact is that many of the earlier settlers of New England were of 
bad reputation. Hundreds of ignorant, starving creatures were taken from the streets and sent 


It has been said that this grant was afterwards called the province of Lygonia, 
after Cicely Lygon, the mother of Sir Ferdinando Gorges; but Maverick says there 
was a patent granted for this (Casco) Bay some years since, by the title of the 
Province of Ligonia, to Collonel Alexander Rigby, which is no doubt true. It is- 
eamestly to be hoped that this Plough patent, or a copy, will some time be discov- 
ered. At present, it is impossible to define the extent of the grant, or to prove 
beyond question what territory was occupied under it. Hubbard says it was south 
of the Sagadahock river, and twenty miles from the seaside, yet all agree that the 
original grant was forty miles square. Two contemporary writers say it was a 
patent for Sagadahock."^ 

Two islands in the River Sagadahock, near the south side thereof, about sixty 
miles from the sea, are included in the grant, but no such islands exist. Great 
ignorance of our geography was shown in making the early grants, and they fre- 
quently overlap earlier grants. Sagadahock was a very elastic word in early days. 
It was applied to the river formed by the union of the Kennebec and Androscoggin, 
also to the region about that river, probably on both sides, like the present county 
of Sagadahock, and in later times to all the land east of the Sagadahock River to the 
St. Croix.* 

It seems most probable that the Plough grant began at the mouth of the Saga- 
dahock, ran inland on that river and the Androscoggin forty miles in a straight 
line, but sixty measured on the river, and forty miles south and a like distance back 
from the ocean. This was found to overlap earlier grants, which had been so 
frequently made of Sagadahock. f 

When the territory was actually settled it was found that the bounds could only 
extend from the west side of Cape Porpoise to the east side of Cape Elizabeth, 
distance less than twenty miles, as Casco and most of the territory east of the 
Sagadahock had been previously occupied under other grants. 

At the very beginning of 1632, Mr. Bachiler left England for Boston in New 
England. He sailed on the 9th of March, 1631-2, in the vessel called the "William 
and Francis," from London, with sixty passengers, and, after eighty-eight dreary 
days, landed at Boston. Among his fellow travellers were Gov. Edward Winslow, of 
Plymouth, Rev. Thomas James, Rev. Thomas Wedde and Thomas Oliver, the 
famous ruling elder of Boston. On the "Whale," which arrived May 26, 1632 came 
Mr. Wilson and Mr. Richard Dummer. Most of the Dummers reside at South 
Stoneham or Swathling, where the ancient church bears several Dummer memori- 
als, and this was the last residence of Stephen Bachiler m England. 

A relationship existed between the Bachilers and the Dummers which cannot 
yet be traced. X 

over by unscrupulous adventurers, and innumerable convicts were set free on condition of 
emigrating to New England. The latter colonists, especially those coming in the great move- 
ment between 1030 and ](J4b, ^ve^e much superior to the earlier emigrants. Winthrop would have 
known and mentioned the fact if Bachiler had been tainted with familism. In matters of opin- 
ion, that is, of belief, Dalton and Bachiler agreed, says Winthrop. Who ever heard that Dalton 
entertained familistic opinions. The charge is ridiculous and utterlv unsupported. 
•" MS. No. UiS Brit. Museum and Col. Papers, Pub. Rec. Office IL, 10. 

* See grant by Charles II.; in 1664, to his brother, James, Duke of York, of Sagadahock, as 
called, including all that e.xcept a small tract at Pemaquid. 

t Granted by Elizabeth in 1.578 to Sir Humphrey- Gilbert, renewed in 1584 to Sir Walter 
Raleigh. By the French monarch, in 1603 to the Sieur de Monts. Granted about 1607 to the 
Plymouth Companj'. Renewed and enlarged in 1620. Under this grant, Popham's settlement 
was made. Grant of 1632 of the Provence of Main to Sir F. Gorges. Curiously enough, he pro- 
posed to devote forty square miles at the mouth of the .Sagadahock to a public plantation to 
be called the "State County." Grant of Edward Gorges to Thomas Lewis and Capt. Richard 
Bonython, 12 Feb. 1629, four miles long by eight miles inland, on the north side of Sagadahock. 
Grant to the Plough Company, 1630. Grant from the expiring Council for New England to Sir F. 
Gorges in 163.5 from the Piscataqua to the Sagadahock. Grant of ten thousand acres to Mason 
in 1635, lying southeast of Sagadahock. Ryall's grant from Gorges, about 16.30. Revival of 
Plougn patent in 1643 by Cleeve, as deputy for Rigby. Several of these grants were in general 
terms covering other territory. Vines says, in a letter to Winthrop, January 9, 1()43, that Cleeve 
e.Ktended his government from Sackadehoek to Cape Porpus, being aboue thirteen leagues in 
length. Jenncr, in a letter to Winthi op, dated 6, 2m, 46, mentions, "the tract of land which Mr. 
Cleeve doth challenge by vertue of his Patent, viz., from Sagadehock River to Cape Porpus," 
and says that Joclyn, who succeeded Cleeve, claimed "that Mr. Cleeve, his (terminus a quo) 
should begin sixty miles up Chene beck River, because the Patent saith, it must lie nere two 
Islands which are about sixty WlTOs from the sea. Ffor answer to it the Patent also saith the 
tract of land forty miles square, must lie on the south side of Sacadehock River. Now, 
Sacadehock River reacheth but to Merry Meeting, and then its branch into Begipscot and 
Chenebeck, and is no further cald by the name of Sacadehock. Now, Sacadehock River is a 
certaine and sure place for one tcrme of its bounds, but the Islands are doubtful, which they are^ 
or wher thev are: & more over ther possession was first taken."— See Mass, Hist. Coll., Fourth 
Series, Vol. VII, :M(i, :i59, mO. 

t MS. letter of Richard Dummer to Nath'l Bachiler, sen., 14th, 4th mo., 1C73: "my cossea 
nathaniell bacheler of Hampton.' 


These two ships, the "William and Francis," and. the "Whale," were sent out 
by the "Company of husbandmen," sometimes called the "Company of London," 
or the "Company of the Plough," of which company Stephen Bachiler was an 
active and zealous member, and was chosen their pastor in 1629 or 1630. § 

The energy and zeal with which he labored to increase the society and assist as 
many emigrants as possible to come to New England, is well set forth in a letter of 
John Dye and others to Mr. Crispe, and those members of the Plough Company 
then in New England, dated London, S March, 163 1-2, and evidently brought in the 
"William and Francis," or the "Whale. "|| Mr. Bachiler adventured ^100 in the 
Company and loaned them £b-;, of which amount ^9 was repaid by the freight 
money on his goods. 

Among the articles he brought over were four hogsheds of peas, twelve yards of 
cloth, two hundred yards of list, a contribution box and oaken furniture, which has 
lasted until this day. Most of the early settlers of New England were young, or 
not past their prime, when they came to America. Mr. Bachiler was seventy-one 
when he landed, and yet for a score of years thereafter he retained his vigor and 
for a decade he most obstinately contended against Massachusetts Bay in behalf of 
New Hampshire. He had planned in England to settle at Newton (now Cam- 
bridge), but, owing to the disaster which befell the Plough Company in 163 1, and 
liaving received a call from Lynn, Mass., then called Sagus, he proceeded to the 
place last named, where his daughter, Theodate, wife of Christopher Hussey, 
resided. He commenced the exercise of his public ministrations on Sunday, June 
8. 1632, without installation, having formed a church of those who desired to join 
the six or seven persons he brought with him, who are said to have been members 
of the church with him in England. The first meeting-house in Lynn was a small, 
plain building, without bell or steeple, and stood on the northwestern corner of 
Shepard and Summer streets. It was placed in a small hollow, that it might be 
better sheltered from the winds, and was partly sunk in the earth. It was entered 
by descending several steps. "y On the first Sunday at Lynn, four children were 
baptised. Thomas Newhall, the first white child born in Lynn, was first presented. 
Mr. Bachiler put him aside, saying, "I will baptise my own child first," meaning 
Stephen Hussey, his daughter's child, born the same week as Thomas Newhall. 
Before Mr. Bachiler had been preaching four months at Lynn, he fell under "sus- 
picion" of having independent ideas, which he was not ready to yield at the 
dictation of others. Thereupon, the General Court passed the following order: 
"October 3, 1632, Mr. Batchiler is required to fobear exercising hisGuifts as a pastor 
or teacher publiquely in or pattent, unless it be to those hee brought with him, for 
his contempt of authority & till some scandles be removed."* The word "scan- 
dals" was ordinarily used in our early history to denote some religious irregularity. 
It was "scandalous" to conduct worship in any way not approved by the rulers. It 
had acquired that meaning in England before the emigration f 

It does not appear how far this order was obeyed. It will be noticed that Mr. 
Bachiler was left free to preach to those he brought over, and no doubt he contin- 
ued his ministrations. 

At all events, after five months this prohibition was removed, and he was left 
free to gather a church in Massachusetts Bay. He was also present at conferences 
of the ministers of the colony, September 17, 1633, and December 19, 1634. the first 
meeting having been called to consider the settlement of Mr. Cotton, and the other 
to consult what ought to be done if a general governor should be sent out of 
England, and whether it be lawful to carry the cross in their banners. % 

On the 15th of March, 1635, "two of the elders of every church met at Saugus, 
and spent there three days. The occasion was, that divers of the brethern of that 
church, not liking the proceedings of the pastor, and withal making a question, 
whether they were a church or not, did separate from church communion. The 
pastor and other brethern desired the advice and help of the rest of the churches, 
who, not thinking fit to judge the cause without hearing the other side, oft'ered to 
meet at Saugus about it. Upon this the pastor, etc., required the separate members 
to deliver their grievances in writing, which they refusing to do, the pastor, etc., 

^ Letter of Rev. Stephen Bachiler to the church in Boston.— Mass. Hist. Coll., Fourth Series, 
Vol. Vll, 101. 

Mass. Hist. Coll., Fourth Series, VII, and note 94. 

*: Dow's Hist. Addresse, Hampton, N. H., 18-38. 

* Mass. Colony Records, Vol. 1. 

t By scandalo'us minister's (says De Grey) no more wa.s meant than the being truly ortho- 
•dox, truly conformable to the rules and the orders of the chui;ch, and faithful and obedient 
subjects of his majesty. Xeal's Hist. Puritans, 11, 483 note. 

% Winthrop's X. E., 1,* 1.54. 


wrote to all the churches that, for this cause they were purposed to proceed against 
them as persons excommunicated; and therefore desired them to stay their journey, 
etc. This letter, being read at a lecture at Barton (where some of the elders of 
every church were present) they all agreed (with consent of their churches) to go 
presently to Saugus, to stay this hasty proceeding, etc. Accordingly, being met, 
and both parties (after much debate) being heard, it was agreed that they were a 
true church, though not constituted at first, in due order, yet after consent and 
practise of a church estate, had supplied that defect, and so all were reconciled, sj 

He was admitted a freeman May 6, 1635. It seems quite probable that he was 
the minister who dissented from the order of banishment of Roger Williams, in 
October, 1635,1 as his opinions are known to have agreed closely with those of 
Williams, and no minister of the twelve churches then established possessed his 
courage m maintaining unpopular opinions. It is to be considered, also, that he 
had previously been disciplined for departure from the established customs, and 
within three months was agian in trouble from the same cause. In January, 1635-6, 
says Winthrop, "Mr. Batcheller, of Sagus, was convented before the magistrates. 
The cause was, for that, coming out of England with a small body of six or seven 
persons, and having since received in many more at Sagus, and contention growing 
between him and the greatest part of his church (who had, with the rest, received 
him for their pastor) he desired dismission for himself and his first members, which 
being granted, upon supposition that he would leave the town (as he had given out) 
he, with tlie said six or seven persons, presently renewed their old covenant, intend- 
ing to raise another church m Sagus; whereat the most and chief of the town being 
offended, for that it would cross their intentions of calling Mr. Peter or some other 
minister, the}^ complained to the magistrates, who, foreseeing the distraction which 
was like to come by this course, had forbidden him to proceed in any such church 
way until the cause were considered b}- the other ministers, etc. But he refused 
to desist. Whereupon, they sent for him, and upon his delay, day after day, the 
marshal was sent to fetch him. I Upon his appearance and submission and promise 
to remove out of the town within three months, he was discharged.* Peter, how- 
ever, refused to settle at Lynn, preferring Salem. 

These distractions in the Sagus church continued until Christmas, 1635, when a 
general fast was proclaimed, for that cause and others, and presumably continued 
until Februar3^ 1636, when Bachiler left Lynn and went to Ipswich, where he 
received a grant of fifty acres of land and a prospect of settlement, but, for some 
reason not yet explained, the plan miscarried. It was about this time, on the 17th 
of April, 1637, that Rev. R. Stansby writes Rev. John Wilson from England that 
he is grieved that, "Others laye downe the ministry and become private members, 
as Mr. Bacheler, Mr. James, and Mr. Nathan Ward, etc." He adds that this fact, 
and others of like nature were now much talked about, and that many worthy 
people were prev^ented from emigrating to New England for these reasons, and 
suggests that greater liberty be granted in the admission of members to the 
church." Under Mo. i, 1637-8, Winthrop says, "Another plantation was now m 
hand at Mattakeese (now Yarmouth) six miles beyond Sandwich. The undertaker 
of this was one Mr. Batchellor, late pastor at Sagus (since called Lynn), being 
about seventy-six years of age ; yet he walked thither on foot in a very hard season. 
He and his company, being all poor men, finding the difficulty, gave it over, and 
others undertook it. "f The inducement which led him to attempt a settlement 
at Yarmouth was undotibtedly the fact that in 1637 a large number of his former 
parishioners removed from Lynn and commenced a settlement at Sandwich, near 
Yarmouth, under a grant from" Phmiouth Colony. :t Bachiler' s settlement is said to 
have been made in that part of Barnstable (then Yarmouth) called Old Town, and 
was about one hundred miles from Ipswich, where he resided. His next remov- 
al was to Newbury, where, on the 6th of July, 1638, the town made him a 
grant of land, and on the 7th of October, 1638, the General Court of Massachu- 
setts, in order to be rid of a troublesome pastor, and also to strengthen their claim 
to the territory, more than three miles north of the Merrimac, granted Mr. Stephen 
Bachiler and his company, who had petitioned therefor, liberty to begin a planta- 

glbid., 1* 1.57. 

11 Winthrop's N. E., 1., 170, 171. 

IT The arrest of a minister by a marshal caused much gossip through the country. See 
Rev. Tames Parker's protest to Governor Winthrop on being so arrested. — Mass. Hist. Coll. 
Fourth Series, Vol. VII., 441. 

* WinthroD's N. E., ].,* 176. 

t Winthrop's N. E., 1.,* 260. 

i Lewis" Hist. Lynn, 169. 


tion at Winnicunnet, now called Hampton, N. H. On Tuesday, October i6, 1638, 
the settlement was begun, the journey from Newbury being made in a shallop. On 
the 7th of June, 1639, Winnicunnet was made a town, and further about the same 
time the said plantation (upon Mr. Bachiler's request made known to the Court) 
was named Hampton, ji This name was most probably given in honor of Hampton, 
that is, Southampton, in England, repeatedly refers to Southampton as Hampton. || 
It will also be remembered that South Stoneham, adjoining Southampton, and in the 
gift of St. Mary's of Southampton, was the last residence of Mr. Bachiler in England, 
in 1639, the inhabitants of Ipswich voted to give Mr. Bachiler sixty acres of upland 
and twenty acres of meadow, if he would reside with them three years. He pre- 
ferred his" settlement at Hampton. On the 5th of Jul}-, 1639, he and Christopher 
Hussey sold their houses and lands in Newbury for six score pounas," and there- 
after his entire interest was with the Hampton settlement. The town, in 1639, 
granted their pastor three hundred acres of land for a farm, besides his house lot, 
and he gave them a bell for the meeting house. This bell remained in use until 
about February 15, 1703-4, when the town voted that the selectmen should agree with 
William Partridge, Esq., to procure the town a good one from England of about 
one hundred and thirtie weight and that they send to him the ould bell that is split 
to mak of that what the sd Mr. Partridge can towards the paying for a new 
one.'i The farm was laid out to him in the extreme southern limits of Hampton, 
adjoining Salisbury. In Hampton record book, containing the grants in the year 
1644 and 165S, copied according to the town vote, concerning the copying of grants 
with witnesses, if necessary, is the following: 

To Stephen Bachiler, sometimes of Hampton. 

1. Impr. nine acres & half of upland granted unto him for a house lott: — 

2. & five acres of upland aded to the southeast end thereof: fourtenth acres & 
half granted unto him : laying between the upland of John Sambom towards the 
south-west & the upland of Christopher hussey, towards the northeast abutting upon 
the meeting-house green in pt & upland of John Samborn in pt towards the south- 
east: more or less as it is laid out. 

3 Item — abought fower acres of swampy ground granted unto him : layeing 
between the ground of John Sambornes towards the north-east & the ground of 
Christopher Hussey towards tlie south-east: abutting upon the meeting-house green 
towards the north-west and the Oxe common toward the south-east; more or l6ss as 
it is layed out. 

4 Item eleven acres medow granted unto him layeing between the medow of 
henry Ambros towards the north : and the medow of William Samborn towards the. 
south: abutting upon the upland towards the west: & a common waye by the beach 
towards the east: more or less as it is layd out: 

5 Item foure acres of medow granted unto him : layeing between the medow 
of Richard Swaynes toward the north: & a common waye towards the south abut- 
ting upon certaine upland towards the east: & a certain river called Tayler river 
towards the west, more or less as it is layd out. 

6 Item two hundred acres of upland medow & marsh for a farme layeing 
between the line of Solsberry in pt & the farme of Mr. Tymothy Dalton the Teacher 
in pt: & the farme of John Browne in pt towards the south: & the farm of Chris- 
topher Huse towards the north more or less as it is layd outt. 

7 Itt eight acres of upland in the East field lying between the land of William 
Samborn to^vards the south and como[n] way towards the north abutting upon the 
fresh medow of the sd Mr. Bachelder towards the east and the land of John Cliffords 
towards the west more or less as itt is layd outt. 

The earliest statement of the bounds of Hampton is said to be taken from a 
very old manuscript, and is as follows: Bounded on the north by Strawbeny Bank, 
east by the Atlantic Ocean, south by Salisbury and west by the wilderness.* Nine 
entire towns and parts of two towns have since been set off or established from 
territory then belonging to Hampton. 

In 1639 Rev. Timothy Dalton became teacher of the church at Hampton, Mr. 
Bachiler remaining as pastor. From his arrival dates the fierce conflicts in the 
church, which must have prevented either minister from accomplishing any good 
in the community. The larger portion of the wor.shippers sided with Mr. Dalton, 

§N. H. Provincial Papers, Vol. 1, p. 1.^1. 
I! Winthrop's N. E., Vol. 1, page 2 et seq. 
"T Hampton Records. MSS., Vol. 1, 175. 
*New York Observer, about September, 1883. 


having been his parishioners in England at Woolverstone, Ipswich, in Suffolk.f 
This gave Dalton an advantage in the contest, though his opponent, educated in the 
most famous English university, of excellent natural abilities, a keen disputant, 
quick to attack the weak T^oint in his enemy's armor, courageous and imyielding, 
was no mean antagonist. Bachiler was positive, earnest and convincing. He spoke 
as one having authority and from knowledge of the truth. Dalton was younger, 
more active, and perhaps more vehement, than his elder colleague. He was more 
politic than Bachiler, but fully as tenacious of his opinions. By his residence in 
Dedham, he had learned the plans and desires of Massachusetts, and earnestly 
espoused them. He had the powerful support of the Bay Colony, and was perhaps 
made teacher of the Hampton church in order to combat the pastor's independent 
influence. The history of this three-years' contest between the pastor and teacher 
of the church at Hampton has nearly passed into obscurity. The town records 
show nothing concerning it. The church records of that date have disappeared. 
The only thing remaining is Winthrop's relation of the utterly improbable story 
that Mr. Bachiler evidently esteemed of pure life to that time, at the age of four 
score years solicited the chastity of his neighbor's wife.:j: Winthrop adds, appar- 
ently as a circumstance of aggravation, that Mr. Bachiler then had "a lusty, comely 
woman to his wife. ' ' This was evidently one of the provoking matters which 
Rev. Thomas Shepard advised Winthrop might be left to the judgment of others to 
publish when the copy of his history was privately examined. That Winthrop 
himself would have struck out this record if he had been alive at its publication is 
extremely probable. Consider for a moment the evidence against this accusation. 
I. The advanced age of the accused and his previous good character almost certainly 
prove this story a fabrication. 2. The immorality of the settlers east of the Merrimack 
was urged as a reason why that region should come under Massachusetts' rule. To 
support that statement numerous people in the two eastern colonies were charged 
with sexual crimes. It is doutful if anj' of them were true, except in the case of 
Underbill, who was forgiven as soon as he had transferred his allegiance to the 
Bay, and perhaps Burdett. minister at Agamenticus, who was indicted for adultery. 
3. Such solicitation was criminal offense in those days, punishable with severe penal- 
ties. § No indictment was ever found against Mr. Bachiler, and no charge ever 
made against him to any magistrate. On the contrary, he charged his accusers 
with the crime of slander before the magistrates. 4. Early in 1644, Mr. Bachiler 
had a call to settle at Exeter. The path between Hampton and Exeter was short 
and easily travelled. Hampton gossip was repeated in Exeter in a few days, if 
the highly respectable people of Exeter had supposed there was a scintilla of truth in 
the charges they would not have called the offender to be their pastor. Moreover, 
the prohibition of the General Court of Massachusetts against Bachiler. settling 
Exeter church. | If he had been supposed guilty of impurity it would have been a 
conclusive reason against his settlement at Exeter, and we can hardly suspect the 
General Court of dissembling and basing their action upon a weaker reason when a 
stronger existed. Such was not their usual custom. 5. But it is said that he con- 
fessed the crime, though he afterwards denied it. If true, that would end all con- 
troversy. All writers on evidence declare that admissions or confessions are worthy 
of little credence unless made in the plainest terms and with the clearest understand- 
ing of the facts of the case. An examination of Winthrop's History would induce 
us to believe that New England was then full of all kinds of sexual crimes, and that 
nearly every person accused confessed his guilt. A slight examination of the acts, 
which were deemed confessions in those days, show their utter untrustworthiness 
as evidence. To refuse to plead either guilty or not guilty was wrested into a 
confession. "7 

. It is evident that Bachiler never confessed in words. The charge was based on 
some alleged admission by conduct. The representation of Bachiler as a whiffling, 
inconstant man is entirely foreign to his character. Winthrop's words, "He stiffly 
denied it," clearly represent his disposition. He was a positive, obstinate, tena- 
cious, unyielding man. When he made a statement he stood by his words, and did 
not contradict them shortly after. It is almost impossible to believe that any excite- 
ment arising from the outrageousness of the charge, any indignation aroused by his 
innocence, or any fear caused by knowledge of guilt, could make him, on a single 

t Register for 188"), page 388. 
i Winthrop's N. E.. *44, 4.5. 

§ Hugh Peter's letter to Winthrop.— Mass. Hist. Coll., Fourth Series, Vol. VT, 4i). Win- 
throp's N. E., 1* 292 note Id. 1, *60. MSS. Court Records Rockingham Co., N. H., Passim. 
II Register, Vol. 1, 1.5!>. 
t Mass. Hist. Coll., Fourth Series, Vol. VII., .585. 


occasion only, in the course of his long and contentious life, uncertain and vaccilat- 
ing. He was evidently misunderstood or misrepresented. Probably the latter. 
The so-called confession had this basis and no more. Bachiler's project had failed. 
The Bay Colony had succeeded in its design against New Hampshire. The opposi- 
tion to Bachiler in the church at Hampton, previously a majority, was greatly 
strengthened by union of the provinces in 1641. Dalton had succeeded in excom- 
municating him. At last, wearied with the contest, Bachiler accepted the inevitable 
and agreed to remove "for peace's sake," as he wrote Winthrop. In order to justify 
to Winthrop their unlawful act in excommunicating Bachiler, Dalton and his adher- 
ents told Winthrop that Bachiler had confessed the truth of the charge, and claimed 
that his offer to remove voluntarily was a confession iu guilt That this act was a 
confession was indignantly denied by the pastor, and so arose the charge that he 
confessed and then retracted his confession. What absurd constructions were 
given to words in those days in order to allege that a confession had been made can 
be seen by examining Wheelwright's letter in connection with the statement of the 
Massachusetts General Court, in 1644, that Mr. Wheelwright had made a particular, 
solemn and serious acknowledgement and confession of his evil carriages and of 
the Court's justice upon him for them." Winthrop accepted as true the word of 
Bachiler's enemies, and neglected to give the aged pastor a hearing for his vindica- 
tion, though urgently demanded. 6. The Hampton records of this date are silent 
in regard to this matter and the church records have been missing for many years. 
They can give no testimony either way. 7. No. tradition exists in Hampton, or, 
so far as can be learned, has ever existed, giving the name of this woman or her 
husband, and no written evidence of any kind has ever been produced, except the 
story as preserved by Winthrop. Who was this woman? Was the complaint made 
promptly? Was her word worthy of credence? Was she of pure life? Did she per- 
sist in her declaration? Did she afterwards retract the charge? Did she live in 
Hampton many years afterwards, and was she during this time on friendly terms 
with the accused until his removal from town? We cannot test the truth of the 
charge by answers to these questions, for we have no evidence on these points. 
8. During all this time Bachiler was carrying on a correspondence with Governor 
Winthrop and members of his family. If he had confessed the crime Dalton would 
have promptly notified Winthrop of that fact, and Bachiler would soon have found 
that Winthrop knew it. On the contrarj-, at the end of the year 1643 we find him 
writing to the church at Boston that he does not see how he can leave Hampton 
until he has cleared and vindicated the wrongs he has suffered in the church of 
which he was still a member. He demands a trial of his allegations against Mr. 
Dalton and of Dalton's defense. He says that divers elders and brethren have 
looked slightly into the troubles, but there has never been a judicial trial of them. 
He affirms that his excommunication as the foulest matter, both for the cause 
alleged and the real cause (even wrath and revenge). The proceedings of Dalton 
against him he declares to be monstrous and fearful. Brook says; "The supposition 
that the charges of . immorality against Hugh Peter were true is inconsistent with 
the intimate relations which he is known to have sustained to many eminent men of 
unquestionable worth.* 

9. Would Winthrop and Ins family have been friends and correspondents of one 
whom they knew to be immoraP 

It must be remembered that no charge is so easily made, so readily believed 
without proof, and so difficult to disprove. The allegation alone is frequently 
considered full proof. It was not incumbent on the accused to prove the negative, 
that he was not guilty. The burden of proof was on the complainant to make out a 
case, and it certainly never was proven. The testimony of the woman, aided by 
confession, would have made a strong case for the Colony m a criminal prosecution, 
and as tlie respondent could not testify it would have been impossible to produce 
any legal evidence in his behalf. This fact clearly indicates that no confession that 
could have been received in court was ever made. In a like case in 1642, supported 
by similar evidence. Rev. James Parker, then of Portsmouth, thought the matter 
not worthy of complaint for lack of evidence, and did not report it to the Massa- 
chusetts magistrates, f- to. Nearly two years after his excommunication, the matter 
was referred to some magistrates and elders, and thmugh their mediation he was 
released of his excommanication, but not received to his pastor's office. It is 
undoubtedly to this half undoing of the great wrong done him that Bachiler refers 
in his letter to the church in Boston in 1643, when he says: "Whiles my cause (tho 

*Sprague's Am. Pulpit, Vol. I, 75. 

tMass. Hist. Coll., Fourth Series, Vol. VII, 441-444. 


looked sleitly into by diverse Elders and brethern) could never come to a judiciall 
searching forth of things, & an impatiall tryall of my allegations & his defence.":!^ 
Was not reversal of the punishment a vindication of the accused? That the medi- 
ators refused to restore him to his office of pastor was due to the divided state of 
the Hampton church, not to any delinquency on the pastor's part. ii. The year he 
was excommunicated he was chosen umpire in the important suit of Cleeve vs. 
Winter, and Winter vs. Cleeve, involving title to the land now occupied by the city 
of Portland, Me. It is possible that this appointment v/as prior to his excommuni- 
cation, but in 1643 he received a call to Casco. They must then have known the 
slander. Did they discredit it, or did they consider it no wrong? 12. Even Governor 
Wmthrop was evidently ashamed of the means used by Dalton to destroy the good 
name of Mr. Bachiler, as he adds to his account of the trouble, "his fellow elder, 
Mr. Dalton (who, indeed, had not carried himself in this cause so well as became 
him, and was brought to see his failing and acknowledge it to the elders of the other 
churches, who had taken much pains about this matter)." How unjustifiable must 
have been Dalton's conduct to induce Governor Winthrop to censure him in this 
manner, when Dalton was his friend, perhaps his relative, certainly a relative of his 
son, John Winthrop, and an orthodox Puritan, for acts done in interest of the 
Bay Colony 1 The penitence of Dalton, however, could not undo the wrong to 
Bachiler. Was not the gift of most of her property to Nathaniel Bachiler. senior, 
the grandson of Rev. Stephen, by the widow Ruth, relict of Rev. Timothy Dalton, 
evidence of an attempt on her part to atone as far as possible for the wrong done by 
her husband to Nathaniel's grandfather? Jj We have thus briefly indicated a few of 
the improbabilities of the story as it has come down to us. It seems utterly 
unworthy of belief, and it may safely be charged to the bitterness of the disputes 
which then existed in religions and secular matters. The call to Casco, already 
mentioned, was received in the latter part of 1643. George Cleeve wrote Governor 
Winthrop the 27th of the nth month, 1643, that "they, (the inhabitants of Lygonia) 
seeing us about to settle ourselves under the ministry, and that the Lord will 
gather a church amongst us,|l Bachiler communicated with the church at Boston and 
received from the magistrates and elders a letter of advice urging the acceptance of the 
call, presumably because they were weary of the bickering at Hampton, and thought it 
would be ended by the removal of Mr. Bachiler. He replied to this letter of advice, 
under the date of the "26th of this last m 1643," objecting that his removal from 
Hampton to Casco was forced b}' unjust proceedings, as well as by an honorable 
calling from Casco, and like honorable advice from the church m Boston. He states 
his unwillingness to accept the call before he has a hearing of his allegations against 
Dalton, and asks for a full trial of the same. He said he had promised to go to 
Casco and confer with them in regard to the call about the last week of March, 
1613-4. This call probably came from Clefeve, who had recently returned from 
England with a commission from Rigby as deputj- president of Lj^gonia. While 
the call to Casco was under consideration, and very early in 1644. Mr. Bachiler 
received a call to Exeter. By a letter dated the iSth or 19th of this third month, 
1644, written by Mr. Bachiler, we learn that the ^Massachusetts magistrates and 
elders had considered this last call, and had simply advised Mr. Bachiler to remove 
from Hampton, leaving him apparently free to choose whichever settlement he 
pleased. As he had not accepted the call to Casco, he choose to settle at Exeter, 
and notified the Exeter church of his acceptance. He also voluntarily suggested to 
the Exeter people that they could not expect to maintain a church and minister long 
unless they made provisions for a parsonage, and offered to contribute ^40, nearly 
the whole of his annual salary, toward the purchase of Mr. Wheelwright's house 
for that purpose. The day of the helpers' meeting was agreed upon, and the persons 
and materials of their intended church. An unexpected event, howevei^ was to 
prevent his settlement. The Bay Colony, discovering the intended settlement at 
Exeter, then within their jurisdiction, promptly forbade the gathering of a church 
there. Just ten days after receiving notice of the proposed settlement at Exeter, 
the General Court of Massachusetts, held at Boston May 29, 1644, adopted the fol- 
lowing order: 

"Whereas, it appears to this Cort that some of the inhabitants of Exeter do 
intend shortly to gather a church & call Mr. Bachiler to be their minister, & 
forasmuch as the divisions & contentions wch are among the inhabitants there are 
iudged by this Cort to bee such as for the psnt they cannot comfortably & wth 

JMass. Hist. Coll., Fourth Series, VII, l(f^ • 

gWill of Ruth Dalton, Family MSS. 
, Hist, of Portland, 881. 


appbation pceed in so weigbtly & sacred affaires, it is therefore ordered, that direc- 
tion shal be fourth wth sent to the said inhabitants to deferr the gathering of any- 
church, or other such pceeding untill this Cort or the Cort at Ipswich (upon further 
satisfaction of their reconciliation & fitness) shall give allowance thereunto."iy 

That the true reason for the prohibition was stated in this order is evident 
because that reason could be inquired into by the Ispwich court, and upon evidence 
of their reconciliation and fitness the order of the General Court could be revoked. 
Winthrop gives the same reason, and adds, "and beside, Mr. Batchellor had been 
in three places before, and through his means, as was supposed, the churches fell to 
such divisions, as no peace could be till he was removed."* The General Court 
evidently did not care to put its opposition on that ground. Accepting the inevita- 
ble, Mr. Bachiler settled down at Hampton again. He was a church member, but 
probably did not preach. At a general court of election, held at Boston, May 29, 
1644, it was ordered that "Mr. Bellingham, Mr. Saltonstall & Mr. Symonds are 
appointed a committee & have full power to heer & determine all business at 
Hampton both about their differences, offences & a new plantation according to 
their several petitions, "f On the nth day of June, 1644, on petition of Xpofer 
Hussie and eighteen others of ye inhabitants of Hampton, "Mr. Bellingham, Mr. 
Saltonstall & Mr. Broadstreet are a comittee to examine and judge the differences 
between the inhabitants.:}: This was undoubtedly a petition of the adherents of 
Bachiler, as Hussey was his son-in-law. It will be noticed that the commissioners 
are the same as previously appointed, except that Mr. Bradstreet takes the place of 
Mr. Symonds. The first order was adopted the very day the Exeter settlement 
was prohibited. The latter was nearly a fortnight later ; ver}' likely the appointment 
of Mr. Symonds was offensive to Mr. Bachiler. The same year, November 12, 
1644, it is ordered by the Massachusetts General Court that Mr. Samuell Dudley, 
Mr. Carlton & Mr. John Saunders of Salsberry shal be comissionrs to here and 
examine all matters concerning Mr. Bachiler & Hampton: & they have power to 
examine witnesses upon oath, whereby they may returne the truth of the case to 
the next Genrall Cort of Election."^ Under date of July 15, 1644, Winthrop says: 
"The contentions in Hampton were grown to a great height, the whole town was 
divided into two factions, one with I\Ir. Batcheller, their late pastor, and the other 
with Mr. Dalton, their teacher, both men very passionate and wanting discretion 
and moderation. Their diff^erences were not in matters of opinion, but of practise. 
Mr. Dalton's party being the most of the church, and so freemen had great advan- 
tage of the other, though a considerable party, and some of them of the church also, 
whereby they carried all aft'aiers, both in church and town, according to their own 
minds, and not with that respect to their brethren and neighbors which had been 
fit. Divers meetings had been, both of magistrates and elders, and parties had been 
reconciled, but brake out presently again, each side being apt to take fire upon any 
provocation. Whereupon Mr. Bachellor was advised to remove, * * * and at 
this court there came petition against petition both from Hampton and Exeter; 
whereupon the court ordered two or three magistrates to be sent to Hampton with 
full power to hear and determine all dift'erences there." | 

May 14, 1635, "In answer to Mr. Bachiler's peticon, ye House of Depts conceave 
it not meet to allow him anything, but leave hime at his liberty to seeke his remedy 
at any of ye Courts of Salem or Ispwich. ■[ This was probably a petition to the 
General Court to malce him some allowance for his services at Hampton. About 
this time, probably, his second wife, Hellen, died at Hampton, aged about sixty 
years. He sold his farm at Hampton to William Howard and Thomas Ward in 
1644, and they sold it to the towm, who afterwards granted it to Rev. John Wheel- 

On the 26th of April, 1647, Mr. Bachiler had left Hampton, and was living in 
Portsmouth, then called Strawberry Bank. On that day he conveyed all his remain- 
ing estate at Hampton, including all grants not appointed, to his grandson, John 
Sanborn, who was to give bond to pay the grantor's other three grandchildren, 
namely, Nathaniel Bachiler, Stephen Samborn and William Samborn, ^^20 each.* 

''Mass. Colon V Records [52]. 

*Winthrop's N. E. li, *177; see also ii, 211, 212. 

fMass. Colony Records [52]. 

|Mass. Colony Records, Vol. Ill, 867. 

SMass. Colonv Records [62J. 

Winthrop's N. E. ii| *irr. 
"^Mass. Colony Records, Vol. III. 
*Rocking-ham"County Registry of Deeds, Vol. XIII, p. 221. 


Bachiler was never settled ministerially at Strawberry Bank, but undoubtedly 
preached there a part of the time. I 

Portsmouth then had no settled Congregational minister. "That godly man and 
a scholar," James Parker, who, though not settled, had preached there several 
years, had shortly before gone to Barbadoes. | On the 27th of June, 1647, James 
Woodward made his will, and appointed j\Ir. Bachiler one of his overseers. This 
► will was proved at Dover September 10, 1647..:; On the 6: 2 mo. : 1650, the town of 
Hampton authorized the three men, William Fuller, William Esto and Francis 
Peabody, as they are summonsed to answer Mr. Bachiler's action at Solsbery Court, 
m the towne's behalf. J Shortly after his removal to Strawberry Bank, Mr. Bachiler's 
usual good judgment seems to have deserted him. He was a widower, and 
obtained for a housekeeper a widow, whom he calls "an honest neighbour. ' ' He soon 
married her, and the match turned out in every way unfortunate. She was an 
adultress, and her husband speedily discovered her character. 'His third marriage 
is usually said to have been contracted early in 1650, but as the town of Kittery 
granted her a lot, under the name of Mrs. Batcheller, on the 14th of February, 164S, || 
the marriage must have taken place in 1647 or 164S, when he was eighty-six or eighty- 
seven years old. His wife, IMary, was evidently much younger than he. In May, 
1650, he was fined ;^io for not publishing his intention of marriage according to law. 
In October of the same year, one-half of this fine was remitted. Perhaps the 
following extract from the Gorgeana Records may explain this leniency: "At a 
General court houlden at Gorgeana the 15th of Octor., 1650, George Rogers & Mrs. 
Batcheller prsented upon vehement suspition of incontinenc}- for liveing in one 
house together & being in one rome. They are to be separated before the next court 
or to pay 40s. ' ' '^ 

Lewis copies from the York records, under date of October 15, 1631, the follow- 
ing: "We do present George Rogers and Mary Batcheller, the wife of Mr. Stephen 
Batcheller, minister, for adultery. It is ordered that Mrs. Batcheller, for her adultery, 
shall receive forty stripes save one, at the first town meeting held at Kittery, 6 weeks 
after her delivery, and be branded with the letter A."* These appear clearly to be 
two separate offences. In October of the same year, the Court passed the following 
order: "That Mr. Batchelor and his wife shall lyve togeather as man and wife, as 
in this Court they have publiquely professed to doe ; and if either desert one 
another, then hereby the Court doth order that the marshal shall apprehend both 
the said Mr. Batchelor and Mary his wife, and bring them forthwith to Boston, 
there to be kept till the next Quarter Court of Assistants, that farther consideration 
thereof may be had, both of them moving for a divorce: and this order shall be 
sufficient order soe to doe: provided notwithstanding, that if they put in /fso each 
of them for their appearance, with such sureties as the commissioners or any of 
them for the county shall think good to accept of, that then they shall be under 
their baile, to appear at the next Court of Assistants : and in case Mary Batchelor 
shall live out of the jurisdiction without mutual consent for a time that then the 
dark shall give notice to the magistrate att Boston, of her absence, that further 
order may be taken therein." It is evident that Mr. Bachiler charged his wife with 
adultery and prayed for a divorce. The here was deferred to the next court of 
assistants. She had been indicted for adultery in Maine. In view of these facts, the 
above order is most atrocious. The man is ordered to live as a husband with an 
adultress during the pendency of divorce proceedings for that cause, and a term in 
jail is threatened for disobedience of the order with the usual privilege of giving 
bail. Was not Lewis' explanation of this unaccountable order the correct one, 
namely, that there was a settled determination to make his continuance here as 
uncomfortable as possible? After her separation from her husband Mrs. Mary 
Bachiler lived on her lot in Kittery, granted her m 164S, adjoining the Piscataqua 
river, nearly oiiposite the boundary line between Portsmouth and Newington. 
What became of her and her children after October, 1656. when they were living in 
Kittery, is not known, but the name, "Mary Bachellor's Highway," is given as the 
northwest boundary of a lot at Kittery, conveyed by William Hilton, of Exeter, to 
his son, Richard, May, 4, 1684.! 

tMass. Hist. Coll., Fourth Series, Vol. VII, 109. 

11 Felt's Ecc. Hist., 607. 

SRockingham Registry of Deeds, Vol. I., p. .39. 

^Hampton Records, Vol. I., p. 31. 

IIYork Deeds, Vol. I, Fol. 5. 

^Register for 1881, p. 44. 

*Lewis' Hist. Lvnn, 162. 

tYork Deeds, Book VI, Fol. 166. 


On the 14th of October, 1651, in answer to the petition of Richard Swayne, 
Wm. Swayne and others of the towne of Hampton, itt is ordered, that whatsoever 
goods or lands have binn taken away by Edward Colcord or John Samborn, upon 
pretence of being authorized by Mr. Batchelor, either with or without execution, 
shall be retourned to them from whom it was taken and the execution, to he called 
in and no more to be graunted untill there appear sufficient power from Mr. 
Batchelor to recover the same to the County Court either of Salisbury or Hampton.:}: 
That is, in 1645 the General Court refers him to the courts at Salem or Ispwich for^ 
relief in some matter about which he had petitioned them, apparently concerning 
his claim on Hampton for services. 

In 1647, he brought suit in a court of like jurisdiction, at Salisbury, recovers 
. judgment, obtains execution and attempts to levy, not on the town, but on private 
property. Naturally, he levied on the property of his well-to-do opponents, and as 
naturally they objected to paying the town's debts. Justice required an order that 
the town of Hampton should raise the amount of the executions in their next tax 
levy, as the statute allowing persons having executions against towns, whick 
they cannot collect, to levy on private property, was not then enacted. Instead of 
such order to levy a tax and pay the executions, he was ordered to retry his case in 
court. Hampton was then a rich and prosperous town, and up to 1700 paid a larger 
share of the Province tax that any other town in New Hampshire. § At length, 
wearied with the unsuccessful conflict and the constant disappointment of his 
expectations, heartsick with the failure of all his plans for a quiet rest for his old 
age in that "band of righteousness," which, he says, "our New England is, " he 
decided to return to England. Harried and persecuted by the vindictiveness of the 
bishops of England for more than a quarter of a century, he came hither to escape 
their persecution. He found, not the peace he sought, but a conflict more bitter and 
persistent than ever he had experienced in England. Persecution here was unham- 
pered by any laws or limitations. Appeal was in vain. A few attempts were made 
to review unlawful acts of the colonies in England, but the delays were intermina- 
ble, the process costly and the results unsatisfactory. His matrimonial difficulties 
also led him to return to England. His petition for divorce seems not to have been 
granted, and we know of no modification of the order that he should continue to 
live with adulterous wife. How could he escape that wicked woman except by 
placing the ocean between himself and her? Another strong reason for his journey 
home is found in the changed state of political afl^airs there. The kingdom no longer 
existed. Charles I. and Stafford had been beheaded. Episcopacy as a state religion 
had been abolished. Edghill, Marston Moor, Naseby and Worcester had fought. 
The commonwealth had been established. Oliver Cromwell had just become Lord 
Protector. No wonder the aged minister longed to look upon England under these 
changed conditions. It has been said that he was a friend of Cromwell. Whether 
true or not, his friends were now at the head of affairs in England, and his enemies 
had been signally defeated. Most of his relatives had been left behind when he 
came to America. Many of his intimate friends here had already gone back. He 
was poor in worldly goods. He had met with severe loss in the failure of the Com- 
pany of Husbandmen. He had received no pa^^ from the Hampton Church except 
grants of land. His house, books and "near all his substance," to the value of 
;if200, had been burned at Hampton in 1641. His expenses in furthering the 
Hampton plantation were large. He gave all his property in Hampton to his 
grandchildren m 1647. He had only the amount received for his farm, which must 
have been greatly diminished by his expensive removals, his support at Portsmouth 
and his fare to England, unless he had saved some portion of the money received 
for his Newbury estate, which is not likely, as Wmthrop calls him poor in 1637, 
when he went to Yarmouth. Anywhere from 1650 to 1656 has been assigned as the 
date of his return to England. || The earlier date is apparently due to the inaccurate 
statement of his faithless wife in 1656, that he had "transported himself unto ould 
England for many years since," and the fact that nothing is known with certainty 
about his residence here after 1650. We have only one means of determining the 
latest time when he was certainly in this country. If his grandson, Stephen Samborn, 
returned to England with Mr. Bachiler, as has always been believed, we can tell some- 
thing about the time of his departure. In the Norfolk County Records at Salem, 

ifMass. Hist Coll. Rec, IV, 67. 

SJune S, 11)97. an act was passod in New Hampshire for raising ±'(150. Of this sum, Ports- 
mouth paid £140.1.6; Hampton, £187.2.4^; Dover, £l;>7.9.7;4; Exeter, £115.14; Newcastle, £79.12.6. 
[Register, Vol. I, 323-4. Lewis' Hist. Lynn, 161. Savage's Gen. Diet, sub Bachiler. Dow's 
Address, Hampton, 1838. 


Mass., among Hampton, N. H, births, is found Dorethia, the daughter of Stephen 
Samborn and Sarah, his wife, on the 2d of the first month. 1653. As less than 
three years' absence is about as short a time as one would dare call "many years 
since," it is most probable that Mr. Bachiler went back in 1654, perhaps early in the 
summer, when pleasant weather might be expected on the ocean. From what port 
he sailed and where he landed are unknown. We know only that a vagrant tradi- 
tion represents him as walking in London with one of his sons after his return, and 
that it was almost impossible to determine which ot the two was the elder. The 
probability of the tradition detracts strongly from its credit as actual history. 
The abandoned woman, left here, as if anxious to do her husband all the wrong in 
her power, declared, in 1656, that she had been credibly informed that he had mar- 
ried a fourth wife in England. No other evidence than her worthless and unsup- 
ported word exists to support this charge, and even if her statement be true, her 
information may have been utterly untrustworthy. It was mere hearsay at best. 
No marriage license has yet been discovered. In October, 1856, Mary Bachiler 
petitioned the General Court at Boston for leave to marry, notwithstanding her 
marriage to Mr. Bachiler, setting forth the necessities of herself and her two sick 
children.T[ This petition for divorce was referred to the next County Court at York 
for examination, to report to the next Court of Assistants.** It is a sad story exhib- 
ited by the court records concerning Mary Bachiler, and all will agree that her 
punishment was severe, being visited even upon her children. Of his life in 
England, after his return, we know nothing; very likely he lived at Hackney, 
where he died, as that pleasant suburb, now a part of the great metropolis, was a 
comfortable residence for retired ministers. The last entry concerning Mr. 
Bachiler is as follows: The ancient Stephen Bachiler, of Hampton, N. H., died at 
Hackney, a Village & Parish in Middlesex, 2 miles from London, in 1660, m the 
looth year of his age.* 

Thus, with the Commonwealth, passed away his life. It had been singularly 
stormy and contentious. What was his character? He must have had rare physical 
as well as intellectual vigor. From tradition and the characteristics of his descend- 
ants, it is probable that he was tall and sinewy, with prominent features, especially 
the nose; a very dark complexion; black, coarse hair in early days, white in age, 
mouth large and firm , eyes black as sloes ; features long rather than broad ; a strong, 
clear voice; rather slow of motion and speech; simple in dress, wearing in Lynn 
a suit of liste which he brought from England; obstinate and tenacious of his 
opinions to a marked degree; a powerful preacher, drawing largely from the 
scripture and impressing his hearers with the uncommon power and sanctity of his 
sermons; strong in his friendships and his hates. Winthrop classed him among 
"honest men" when he arrived in 1632, and Prince, in his Annals of New England, 
Appendix to 1632, says: ("From Governor Winslow and Captain Johnson, we learn 
that) he (Stephen Bachiler) was an ancient minister in England; had been a man of 
Fame in his Day: was 71 years of Age when he came over : bro't a number of people 
with him: and soon became the ist Feeder of the Flock of Christ at Lynn (and by 
several Letters I have seen of his own Writing to the R. Mr. Cotton of Boston, 
I find he was a Gentleman of Learning and Ingenuity, and wrote a fine and curious 

Freeman, in his History of Cape Cod, says:f Of Mr. Batchelor much has been 
gratuitously written to his disparagement. From all that we gather from his con- 
temporaries, we infer that he was learned, and, in the judgement of Charity a good 
man; but that his whole life, extending through nearly a century of years, was 
singularly pregnant with incidents of trial. These were not chiefly the result of 
ejectment for nonconformity. Mr. Batchelor's greatest trials were quite another 
source: and it is surprising how far-reaching were early attempts to frame excuses 
for harassing with penalties and pursuing with vindictiveness those who fell under 
"suspicion." It is equally notable how ready are some at the present day to 
catch the strain and labor to justify the detraction even by doubtful traditional cir- 
cumstances develope, whether with or without foundation ex post facts. Those 
interested in heraldry can see a description of his coat-of-arms m Morgan's Sphere 
of the (lentry, printed in 1661. It consists of a plough, beneath which is a rising 
sun. In the technical language of heraldry it is "Vert a plough in fesse, and in 
base the sun rising or," The author calls it the coat of "Cain, Adam's son," with- 

ULewis' Hist. Lynn, 161, 162. 
**Mass. Colony Records, Vol. Ill [62]. 
♦Register XII, 373. 
tVol. II., p. 179. 


out apparently meaning more than that it denoted a husbandman or tiller of the soil, 
as Cain was. He says it did appertain to Stephen Bachelor, the first pastor of the 
church of Ligonia, in New England, which bearing was answerable to his profession 
in plowing up the fallow ground of their hearts, and the sun appearing in that part 
of the world alluded to his motto, "Sol Justitite Exoritur." We may guess that 
he received this coat-of-arms when he was called as pastor of the Plough Company, 
about 1629 or 1630, probably because of his zeal m forwarding the interests of that 
company. Morgan seems to have known him only by his connections with the 
Plough Colony at Ligonia, now Cape Elizabeth, Maine. The names of four children 
of Rev. Stephen Bachiler are known with certainty. Deborah, born in 1592, child 
of his first wife; Stephen, born in 1594, son of the first wife; Ann, born in 1601, 
probably of the first wife; and Theodate, who died October, 20, 1649, at Hampton, 
N. H. That Nathaniel Bachiler, senior, of Hampton, was the grandson and not the 
son of our Rev. Stephen Bachiler is proved beyond question by Rev. Stephen's deed 
to his four grandchildren in 1647, before cited, in which Nathaniel Bachiler is 
called his grandson. This cannot by any possibility refer to Nathaniel Bachiler, 
junior, for he was not born until eleven years after the deed was made, and yet the 
statement that Nathaniel Bachiler, senior, was a son of Rev. Stephen may be strictly 
correct. If the younger Stephen, son of the emigrant Stephen, entered the ministry 
after leaving Magdalen College, Oxford, as is quite probable, and died about 1630, 
the confusion would easily arise. To conjecture is dangerous, but the assumption so 
well explains the confusion that it is worth stating in the hope that it may be speedily 
disproved, if untrue. If it should hereafter be confirmed, it will probably be found 
that the Stephen Bachiler, who witnessed the will of Edmund Alleyn of Hatfield Pev- 
erell, Essex, February 19, 1615, was the younger of that name. Francis and Stephen 
Bachiler, of London in 16S5, were brothers of Nathaniel, and therefore grandchildren 
of our Rev. Stephen. Whoever considers that Bachiler's life was wasted, because 
neither richesnor temporal honors were obtained by him, knows little of the manner 
in which reforms are accomplished. One thing for which he bitterly contended is 
universally conceded, and people wonder that it was ever disputed. The separation 
of church and state is recognized as unquestionably right by all his opponents, and 
his firm stand in behalf of the liberty of New Hampshire loses nothing because it 
was unsuccessful. Success would have left in doubt his firmness in standing out 
when the consequences were certain to be his practical destruction and utter ruin. 
We know now that he had that firmness which rendered him utterly regardless 
of consequences to himself when conscious that his motives and judgment were 


I. WILLIAM BACHELDER, b. Berks Co., England, 1597; m. in Standford 

Dingley, Berks Co., England, Oct. 1632, Jane Cowper m. 2d, Rachel ; b. 1603; 

d. May 28, 1676. 

Henry Arthur, late of Standford Dingley, in Co. Berks, gent., 
complains that about August, 1630, took into his service Jane Cow- 
per, spinster, agreeing to pay her 40s. a year, although she was so 
sickly that the other servants were compelled to do almost all her 
work. Afterwards her aunt, Katherine Smyth, who then lived in 
the house where pit. dwells, left her a legacy of ^20. After a 
great deal of trouble pit. got the money for her and in return she 
lent it to him for a year, and pit. returned it to her and her hus- 
band, William Batcheler, except a small sum, which pit. kept back 
for her food "as she was somethinge fyne in her dyett" when she 
was living at her own request in pits, house after she received the 
said legacy. The answers of William Bacheler and Jane, his wife. 
The sd Jane says that pit. borrowed ^'4 of her, and that she in her 
turn borrowed 40s. of Margery Pryne, dau. of Mrs. Prine. She 
was persuaded by pits, landlord, Ric. Smith, to lend the said ;^20 
to pit. The said William Batchelor says that he married the said 
Jane Cowper in October, 1632, and afterwards demanded the sd 
money of pit., who only repaid part of it. 


He was born in England and married his first wife in Standford Dingley, Berks 
Co., England; was admitted an inhabitant to Charlestown in 1634; was a victualler 
and admitted to the church Nov. 10, 1634. His will is dated Feb. 12, 1669. 
Devises to his widow the house R. Austin lives in during life ; then to daus. Atwood 
and Austin ; to Joseph the other house and i common ; to dau. Abigail one common. 
Three grandchildren, Cromwells, living with me, to be at wife's disposal. Inven- 
tory, two horses, two cow commons, wood lot at Mystic Side — ,^261. The codicil to 
his will is dated Feb. 12, 1669. He d. Feb. 20, 1669. Res. Charlestown, Mass. 

2. i. SEABORNE, bap. Dec. 12, 1634; m. John Cromwell, and 2d. May 

22, 1663, Robert Paris. Cromwell was a planter and was one of 
the original members of the Charlestown church. Ch. by Crom- 
well who resided with their grandparents: i. John was a Cord- 
wainer; res. Andover; shot Sept. 20, 1708, per Andover records. 

2. Joseph, n. f. k. prob. d. young. 3. Benjamin was a mason by 
trade: m. Mar. 5, 1702, Mary Patten, of Woburn, and rev. to 
Woodbridge, Conn. 4. Rebecca, m. Robert Crumbey, of Boston, 
son of Humphrey & Sarah; b. Feb, 14, 1654. Cromwell resided 
at Thornton's Ferry in 1656, and in 1658 was in Tyngsborough, 
where he built a house and d. in 1661. ^The inventory of his estate 
was taken Jan., i66r. 

3. ii. ABIGAIL, bap. May i, 1637; m. Oct. 11, 1659. Richard Austin, b. 

1632. He was probably son of Richard Austin, who came over 
in the "Bevis" from Southampton with his wife and two children 
m 1638. He was b. 159S, and had been a tailor at Bishopstoke, 
in Co. Hants, England. The son, Richard, Jr., was also a tailor. 
His wife, Abigail, was admitted to the church with her husband 
June 12, 1670. She d. Feb. i, 1693. He d. Aug. 15, 1703. Res. 

Charlestown. Ch. : i. Samuel, b. 1660; m. Sarah . He d. 

June 23, 1716. 2. Ebenezer, Id. Aug. 27, 1662; m. Thankful Ben- 
jamin and Rebekah Sprague. Had distinguished descendants. 

3. Abigail, b. April 24, 1664; m. Sept. 13, 1688, John Kettel. Res. 
Charlestown, b. 1660; d. March 17, 1690, small-pox. 4. Richard, 
b. Nov. 30, 1665; m. Nov. 27, 1691, Mehetable Welsted. She m. 
2d, Jan. 4, 1700, Benj. Gibson, of Boston. 5. Joseph, b. Feb. 24, 
1666"; m. Nov. 10, 1692, Elizabeth Pitts.* 6. Benjamin, b. Jan. 24, 
1668. 7. 'William, b. Aug. 6. 1671. 8. Elizabeth, b. May 6, 1673; 
m. Feb., 1700, Jonathan Loring, of Charlestown. 9. Rachel, b. 
March 28, 1676; d. June 6, 1677. 10. James, b. June 27, 1679; m. 
Mary Tufts. 11. John, b. Dec. 10, 1681. 

4. iii. RACHEL, b. about 1640; m. in Charlestown Philip Atwood, of 

Maiden. He was from London, and was Surveyor of Highways 
for Mystic Side in 1656. He was b. England, 1620. His wife d. 
Feb. 5, 1673, and he m. again April 7, 1675, Elizabeth Grover. He 
prob. d. in Bradford. Ch. by Rachel: i. Philip, b. 1658, was a 
weaver; res. in Worcester for a time until driven away by the 
Indians. 2. Abigail, b. Dec, 1662; m. Nov. 12, 16S6, Andrew 
Mitchell; res. Charlestown. 3. Oliver, b. 1671; m. March 30, 1699, 
Anna Betts;'b. March 8, 1680; dau. of John; and others. 

5. iv. SUSANNA, b. about 1642; m. Nov. 2, 1664, John I,aurence. He 

was a carpenter and settled in Watertown in 1636, and was one 
of the earliest proprietors there ; was admitted freeman March 29, 
1636. By his first wife, Elizabeth, he had 12 ch. born in Water- 
town. He moved to Groton in 1662, and by Susanna had i. Abi- 
gail, b. Jan. II, ib66; prob. d. young. 2. Susanna, b. July 3, 1667. 
Their descendants have been numerous and highly respected. His 
wife d. July 8, 1668. He d. July 11, 1667. Her will was proved 
Dec. 16, 1668, devised to mother and father Batchelder and brother 
and sister Atwood. 

6. V. JOSEPH, b. June 20, 1644; m. Mrs. Agnes (Wadland) Gillingham. 

*Ch.: Elizabeth Austin, b. 27 June, 1701; m. Eleazer Johnsen, 1732; d. — ; 7 children. Isaac 

Johnsen, b. 20 March, 172i<; m. Elizabeth Coffin, 3 Jan., 1700; d. Newburyport, Mass. 15 Jan., 1817; 
5 children. Daniel C. Johnsen, b. 24 June, 1770; m. Sally Avery. 23 Oct. 1794; d. Newburyport, 
19 March, 1828; 9 children. Eleazer A. Johnsen, b. 17 Sept., 1797; m. Mary A. French, 29 Aug. 
1838; d. Amesbury, Mass., 29 May, 188.5; 10 children. John French Johnsen b. 22 Sept. 1815; m. 
Frances A. Keniston 17 .\ug.. 1876. 


6. JOSEPH BACHELDER (William), b. Charlestown, Mass., June 20, 1644; 
m. there Dec. 20, 1670, Mrs. Agnes (Wadland) Gillingham, widow of William Gill- 
ingham, and dau. of Crispin Wadland, mariner and ship carpenter. Joseph was 
adm. of his mother-in-law's estate, Mrs. Agnes Wadland, Oct. 18, 1683. Inventory 
^12. Agnes was b. 1643; d- Sept. 14, 1693. 

He was a mason by trade and always resided in Charlestown. Made his will in 
1687, which was recorded in 1692. His estate inventoried ^88, horses, etc. Joseph 
Kettle was guardian of William and the three girls and sold land in 1694. His 
widow, Agnes, was administratrix of his estate in 1689. The only papers relating 
to his estate is the inventory ; refers to children, but does not mention their names. 
He d. Sept. 11, 1688; res. Charlestown, Mass. 



i. RACHEL, b. Nov. 3, 1671. 
ii. AGNES, b. March 8, 1674. 
V. SUSANNA, b. June 24, 167^. 

I. ALEXANDER BACHELDER, b. in England; m. there Anne . 

She d. in Portsmouth in 1661. 

The last will & testament of Anne Batchelder, Widdow, of Portsmouth 1 Pas- 
calage River made the 5th November, 1660. I, Ann Bachelder, being weake of 
Body, but in perfect memory doe ordaine this as my last will & testament hereby 
revoking all former wills, Legaceys <Sr bequests wh'ever. Imp. My debts & funerall 
charges being paid out of my whole estate I give & bequeath unto my sonn Jno. 
Bacheler the true sume of thitye pounds, my son being alive at my death, if hee 
bee not alive at my death then I will the said sume unto his widdow & theyr joynt 
children equally to be divided among them. 

I give unto James Leech twenty shillings, unto his wife twenty shillings & unto 

theyr foure children ten shillings a piece. I give unto Jane Fu my best hatt & 

blue petty coate. 

I give unto Mary Walford, widdow, my best petty coate and twenty shillings 
unto her foure children ten shillings a piece. 

If in case I dye before my servant, Richard Peirce, his time bee out wh time 
remaines I give him wth an axe, handsaw. Adze, Augur, a calking Iron or two, 
together wth two suits of apparell & three shirts. 

I give more unto my said servant Rich. Peirce forty shillings. 

I give unto Tho : Paine, wh his time is expired, forty shillings & executors for 
the better performance of this, my will I make Joshua Moody & Mr. Elias Stile- 
man & desire Mr. James Pendleton to be my over seer. 

In witness wh of I have hereunto set my hand in the day and year above 

The mark of "^^^ x P Batchelder. Proved in Court held at 

Mary -|- Walford, Dover the 26th June 166 1 by Mary Walford & Ann Hart, 

The mark of who tooke their oaths as attest, Elias Stileman, Clerk. 

Ann ^ Hart. He died before 1661. Res. Portsmouth, N. H. 

2. i. MARY, b. ; m. Jeremiah Walford, and she m. 2d, John 

Amazean, called the Greek. He sued for his wife's thirds in 1666. 
She probably died soon after her mother. 

3. ii. JOHN, b. ; m. and had children in 1661. 


There are on record in the Court of Husting, London, several Bachiler wills of 
early date. The most ancient is that of Margery Bacheler, widow, which was 
proved in 1301. It was not until about a quarter of a century later that it became 
customary to date wills. A John le Bacheler, who married Avice Sotel, is men- 
tioned in the will of Adam Sotel, his wife's father, which was proved in February, 

Norman Roll, 7 Henry V, Part I. m. 33. Licence to Lawrence Bachelier, per- 
petual chaplain of the Cathedral Church at Evreux, and Nicholas leConte, vicar 
perpetual, to exchange. Tested at Montes, July 12. (A. D. 1419.) 


Patent Roll, 2 Edward I, M. 10 (49). Appointment of Martin de Littleburj- to 
take the assise of mort dancestor arraigned b}- Thomas son of Robert le Bachele'r of 
North ampton against William de Belond and William le Mazerer touching posses- 
sions in "Seintiameshend. " (S. James' End) without Northampton. (20 Nov. 1273 
to 20 Nov. 1274.) 

French Roll, 4 Henry Y, m. 31. Protection to Walter Bacheler of Dartmouth, 
merchant, in the retinue of the Earl of Dorset. Tested at Westminister, June i. 
(A. D. 1416.) 

An abstract can be sent of the will of William Bacheler, who was also a Devon- 
shire man, proved in 1410. Also written Bachyler in the will. 

French Roll, 10 Henry VI, m. 11. Protection to William Lucy, knight, in the 
retinue of the Earl of Arundel, and John Bachelere going to France in the service 
of the King. Tested at Westminister June and July. (A. D. 1432.) 

Patent Roll, 2 Edward I, m. 7d. (47). Appointmeni of Geoffrey de Lenkenore 
and John de Metingham to take similar assise arraigned by Thomas son of Robert 
le Bacheler against the same two persons touching rent in Saint James' End with- 
out Northampton. 

Patent Roll, 8 Edward I, m. i6d. (6). Appointment of Walter de Wimborne 
and Thomas de Saint Vigor to take the assise arraigned by Jordon de la Roche and 
Isabel his wife against William Bachel touching a fosse in Hordesmere, Devon- 
shire. 120 Nov. 1279 to 20 Nov. 1280.) ("Bachel' '-sic.) 

Extracts from Mercer and Pryaulx wills N. E. G. H. Reg. Oct. 1893. Peter 
Prj^aulx of Southampton, merchant 15 Nov. 1643, proved Dec. 31, 1644. Dan'l. 
Mercer, of St. Olave, Southwark, Suney dyer. 28 Aug. 1650. "To Cousin Francis 
Bachiler ;^6o, to be paid him at age of 21. 

Paul Mercer of Southampton merchant 6 June 1661, p, 9 Sept. 1661. To niece 
Anna, dau. of late Nathl. and Hester Bachiler, now the wife of Dan'l du Comet of 
Middleburgh, Zealand, merchant, ^{^300 in Flemish money, i^i8o English as a mar- 
riage portion. To her three younger brothers, my nephews, Francis, Nathl. and 
Benjamin Bachiler, ;,^200. To the grandchildren of my deceased sister Ann, chil- 
dren of my niece Mary, wife of the late John Bachiler ^"60. Unto his sisters Mary, 
Anna and Margaret Bachiler and their brother Paul Bachiler ^60. 

BacJiiler Oxford Graduates from Fosters Index Oxf. Alumni. 1 500-1714. 

Christopher Bacheler, of Kent, Pleb. Corpus Christi College; Mate 19 Apl. 
i6ii act 16. BA 16 Dec. 1614. MA 11 July 1617. Student of the Inner Temple 1612 
(as of Canterbury, gent.) Rector of Kingsdon 1623 Vicar of Tonge 1628. 

Edmond Bacheler, B. A. 17 July 1525. 

John Bachelor, Minorite: Sup for D. D. June 1533. Sub-guardian of the 
Franciscan College in Oxford. 

John Bachler, son of John of Burlingham, Wore. pleb. Gloucester Hall, Mate 
4 July 1634 act 18. B. A. 31 Jany. 1636-7. 11 June 1640. Fellow of Eton 1647. 

Peter Bachelar: Demy Magdalen 1547. B. A. 24 July 1553. - Fellow 1553-S 
(of Notts.) MA June 1557. Master of College School 1557 until his death in 1558 
act 26. 

Richard Bachelor: son of John of Ashmersworth Co Suham. pleb. Lincoln 
College, mate No\^ 18, 1636 act 16. B. A. 9 June 1640. Rector of Camley, doms. 
1653 until expelled in 1662. 

Wm. Bachiler, of Co. Worcester, pleb. St Johns College mate 24 Oct. 1600 
act 21. 

Wm. Bacheler, of Oxox. pleb. Magdalen Hall, mate 23 June 1621 act 16. 
B. A. 21 Oct. 1624. M. A. I June 1627. 


Records of Stephen Bachiler Sr. and Jr. are given in Judge Batchekler's a.-c. 

Vol 4108 p. II 

John Bacheler and Abigail Perivich, 21 Nov. 1628. (Married) 

Vol 4107. p 42 

Rev. John Bachelor or Batchiler, Palmers Nonconformist V. i p 299, ejected as 
Vice Provost of Eton College, full list of his works amongst others Life of Susannah 

Brit. quar. Review Aug. 1850 p 202 

An account of J. Bachilers Life of S. Perivich (This work is No 11 29 in 
Tysson Lib) — on Sith page — By John Batchiler a neer Relation that occasionally 
hath had an intimate converse in the family with her, more less, the greater part 
of his life. London. Printed by Simon Dorer and are to be sold at his House, in 
Martms near Aldersgale and at Book-Sellers Shops — 1661. 

Vol 4105 page 

John Bachiler Gentleman Dated 24 Aug 1674 Proved 28 Sept 1674 Abigail his 
wife sole Executrix, Mr. Robert Perivich his father-in-law, Elias Bachiler his 
Nephew, Sarah Bliss, niece. Son and Daughter of his deed Brother Elias, Mr. 
John Hirsey and Mr. Wm. Rudyard his Brothers-in-law, Overseers 

page 615 Abigail Bachiler- Widow dated Nov 28 1674 proved 14 April 1675. 
Thomasin Rudyard his sister (sic) sole Executrix 

Chan. B. & A. Chas. i. B 164. No 40 

The replication of Gregory Baker, gent. Complt. to the answers of Dorothy 
Bachelour, widow, Samuel Bachelor, Roger Jones, Robt. Hopkins, John Willough- 
by, John Smith and Thomas Foster defts. (No information whatever merely con- 
firming his will of complaint, which, together with the answer, is missing.) 

Chan. B. & A. Chas. i. P 30. No 56. 

20 Nov. 1634. Anthony Pitt of Long Melford in Co Suffolk, baker, complains 
that about 14 years ago he borrowed of John Crispe of Mint in the said county, 
husbandman ;^iio and in order to secure him the said amount pit. sold to the said 
Crispe i messuage and 2 acres of land in Long Melford of the yearly value of 
about ^20. As pit. could not repay the said money he sold to one Inman part of 
the said premises for ^^80, and to Jasper Bantocke of Melford another part thereof 
for ,,{^24, which sums of money he hended to the said Crispe, together with £6 
residue of the said sum of ^^iio. Now the said Crispe pretends that the said prem- 
ises were forfeited to him upon the first mortgage and has sold them to Thomas 
Sheapeard of Long Melford, receiving for the same ^22. he has also put pit. out of 
his house and had him arrested, refusing bail. The answers of John Crispe and 
Thomas Shepherd. Defts. say that pit. secured the repayment of the sum of ^iio 
by the mortgage of a messuage called Smithes in Melford with and orchard and 
croft of ground, as by his indenture dated 20 Dec. 1615 appears. 

Chancery Proceedings. Bills and Answers. Yames i. Bundle A. 5. No 57. 
Alcock V. Bacheler. 

Bill of Edward Alcock of Rampton, Co Cambridge, Esq., alleging that about 
the year 161 5 he having occasion for a residence in the City of London. Agreed 
with one Richard Bacheler of St Martins in the Fields near London, to take for a 
term of 21 years, a house with garden adjoining (if he the said Richard Bacheler, 
Mary his wife, or Edward his son should so long live) to pay for the same m ready 
money ^^loo, and ^40 yearly to be paid by four equal parts. The said Edward 
Alcock paid one quarters rent and soon after had occasion to go into the country 
leaving his house in care of his servant and during the absence of said Alcock, the 
said Bacheler broke open the doors of the said house and took possession and 
refused to allow said Alcock or his servant to enter, pretending thatthe quarters 
rent is not paid. 

Asks for injunction against said Richard Bacheler. Answer filed Dated June 
16 1617. (No further information in Answer) 

Chancery Proceedings. Bills and Answers. Yames i. Bundle Bl. No 68. 
Bacheler v Sandford. 

Bill of Mark Bacheler of Margate in the Isle of Thanet, Co. Kent, Yeoman, 
relating to a dispute with Henry Sandford of St Nicholas Atward in the said Isle, 
about the ownership of two acres of Marsh land in the parish of St Nicholas. Also 
relates to a dispute about a share in a boat with said Henry Sandford, and James 
Peers, a seafaring man. Dated 14 November 1603. No answers filed 

Chancery Proceedings. Bills and Answers. Yames i. Bundle B 19. No 4. 
Bacheler V Ablett. 

Bill of Robert Bacheler of Co. Norfolk, yeoman, alleging that Thomas 


Gay lately deceased, who married Anne mother of said Robert Bacheler was at the 
time of his death possessed of divers sums of money, and of goods, chattels and 
debts to the value of ;i^6oo and by his will dated 4 June 1617 he devised the whole 
of the same unto the said Anne whom he named as his sole executrix. The said 
Anne was indebted to Lymon Bacheler brother of said Robert in the sum of ;i^2oo, 
and the said Simon dying intestate, before the repayment of the said ^200. 
Administration of all his goods and chattels was committed to said Robert. Anne 
entered into a bond with the said Robert for the payment of said ;^2oo and declared 
her intention of making him her sole executor. She shortly after died and by her 
will dated 17 August 1617, she named Nicholas Ablett, who had married one of her 
daughters, her executor, and devised all her bills bonds and debts to said Robert 
Bacheler. Nicholas Ablett has entered into possession of the estate of said Anne, 
but refused to give up said bills and bonds or to render any accounts. Answers 
filed. Dated i July 1622. (No further information in Answers) 

Chancery Proceedings. Bills and Answers. Yames i. Bundle B 19. No. 51. 
Bacheler v Bragg. 

Bill of Henry Bacheler of Mondon Co. Essex alleging 'that he married Rebecca 
daughter of William Fowle, since deceased, and had issue, one son William Bache- 
ler. The said Rebecca died, after whose death the said Fowle married one Eliza- 
beth widow of Thomas May, and soon after said Fowle also died possessed of a 
considerable estate in lands and tenements ^n Southminister Co. Essex when the 
said lands did descend to William Bacheler then an infant and grandson of said 
Fowle, to whom said Henry Bacheler, his father was appointed guardian. The 
said Elizabeth Fowle claimed a third of all the lands as a dower, but came to an 
agreement with said Henry Bacheler to accept ;^io yearly and sign a release to any 
other claim. 

The said William Bacheler died before he attained the age of fourteen years. 
The said Elizabeth Fowle is also now dead, and her executors John Bragg and Ed- 
ward Cardinall now claim a third of all the lands of said William Fowle. Dated 
22 November 1617. Answers filed. (No further information in Answers) 

A. D. 1625. 

Stephen Bachiler of Porchester in the county of Southampton yeoman, loth 
May ist Charles. In consideration that Thomas Perman of Portchester yeoman 
and Simon and Thomas Davis of the same stand engaged and obliged for me as my 
sureties for divers debts and to the intent that the same may be duly satisfied and 
the said Thomas and Simon of the same discharge I have given and sold and by 
these presents do give and sell unto the said Thomas and Simon all my goods, 
cattle and chattels (the wearing apparel of me the said Stephen and of Alice my 
wife and all victuals in my house at Portchester only excepted — To have and enjoy 
as their own proper goods and chattels forever. — Stephen Bacheler. — Sealed and 
delivered in the presence of us John Apleford, Peter Whiting Oct 2 1626. (Con- 
sistory Court of Winchester) No Probate Act. Indorsed "1626." 

Weyhill otherwise Penton pafton. 

1564 Walter Bacheler and Dennis Bent contraixerunt matrimonium decimo 
die mensis Novembris 1564. _ 

1568 Anna Bacheler filia Walteri Bacheler baptizata crt 3 Novembris 156S. 

1651 Johannas Batchelour et Maria Junnes solemni matrimonis juncti Marchii 

1652 Suaanna Bachilor baptizata' Feb : secund 


Houses Name To whom belonging — 

4 Batchelour John Ch : Read — 

yard Land tax at 

-land 3 s per pd (1729) Window Tax Nonage of Age 
01 — 05:04.2 " 6 " I 3 

Buried Peter Batchelor Farmer March ye 24th, 1728 by Todhunter I (Baptized) 
Hannah Dr of John and Betty Batcheler Feb. 11, 1728. Baptized by Mr. Pretty of 
Thuxton, Betty daughter of John Bachelour Farmer and Betty his wife March 29, 
1726. by Todhunter Hannah Dr of John and Betty Batchelor Feb. 11, 1728. 



The following are all the Batcheler wills in Hampshire Registry at Winchester, 
England, up to 1700: 

From Lo)idon. — John Batcheler, will, yeoman. Dated April i, 162S. Prob. June 5, 
1628, of Colverton, Wilts. To the Cathedral Church of Sarum, i2d. To the Testator's 
parish church, 5 s. To the poor of Alsbury, 20 s. Wife Margaret, Brother Richard, 
one of overseers. Daughter Susanna, not 18 yrs. old, Daughter Mary, not 18 yrs. 
old, son John, residuary legatee and executor. Aunt Hoyst (?) To the children 
of his brother and sister of the whole blood 20 s each and to those of the half blood 
10 s each. (Barrington Principal Probate Registry, Somerset House) 

Thomas Bachilour, yeoman, will. Dated Dec. 26, 1634 Prob. April 2, 
1635, of the City of Westminister. Testator sick, has lands in Chesnutte, Hawridge 
and Fringe in the counties of Hertford and Berks (Bucks?) or one of them. Brother 
Daniel to have 1 5 acres m Chesnutte. Brother James to have 6 acres called Broad- 
dines, in the parish of Hawridge. Henry to have one acre meadow in the Dole 
wood in Tring. Mother Elizabeth Guainllford to have his messuage in Hawridge, 
containing 24 acres, for life. Remainder to his brother Daniel, on condition that 
he pay his brother Henry ^So, his brother Joseph ^50. If Daniel did not choose to 
take the remainder, so encumbered, it was to go to his brother Henry on the same 
conditions. If both declined the remainder was to go to his brother Joseph on the 
same conditions. These lands the testator received as eldest son and heir at law of 
his father Leonard Bachilour deceased, or otherwise. Testator has /30 or upward 
in his chest at his father-in lawes house in Hawridge. Of this ;^30, gives to his 
Bro. Henry ;i^io. The church at Hawridge 40 s. The poor of the parish 20 s. to 
this mother ^5. To W-White, 20 s. To the pastor at Hawridge, 20 s. Residue for 
his burial. If anything then remained, rest to Bro. Henry. To his father-in-law, 
forgave a debt of £12 borrowed money, and gave him a small legacy. Brother 
Daniel, Residuary legatee and executor. Overseers — The wood on all but 6 acres 
was to be cut off by Daniel, sold and proceeds divided between three brothers. 
[Camden 23S. 

John Bacheler, will, (nuncupative.) Dated July 3, 1546, Prob. March 9, 1546-7, 
of Gestling, Sussex. Appoints William Upton of Robertsbridge, Sussex, his 
executor and charges him to see that the lands which he put in trust in the hands 
of Master Selyarde, be secured to testator's wife during her life. Remainder to 
testator's brother, George Bachelor. Charges his executor to see that his children 
are well brought up during their minority. [Alen — 

George Bacheler, will, of Westfield, Suffold (Sussex?) Dated August 8, 1552, 
Prob. November 22, 1552. Wife Anne, Daughter Agnes Bacheler, Executor, 
Richard Bushopp of Battell. Speaks of the son of Richard Bushopp and Anne, his 
wife, as testator's godson. To his mother, two-kyne. To William Awater, To 
Agnes Barker (?) To Robert Godfrey son of Thomas Godfrey. To Thomas God- 
frey To Margery Cross, Dau. of Thomas Godfrey. To James Harte, his tenant, 

To Wyeth. At his funeral i Barrel of Beer and 3 dozen of bread and 20 s 

in money to be distributed to the poor of the parish of Westfield and the same ' 'at 
his moreth. " To the poor of the parish 20 s a year for 12 years next after his 
decease. Lived at Southinge in Westfield and had lands at Gath in Gestling, in 
Battell, in Westfield etc. To every poor maiden in Gestling and Westfield who 
married within one year after his decease, 3 s 4 d. Forgave or remitted to John 
Bacheler the elder of Mapyteen in Bred a rent charge on his estate. To his mother 
certain rooms in his estate at Southinge in Westfield for life. Remainder in that 
estate to his wife Anne for her life and if the testator died without heirs male of 
his body then to go to Richard Bushopp and Anne Bushopp his wife in fee tail. To his 
daughter Agnes Bacheler, 6 silver spoons, ■ j of all his goods and £^0 in money to 
be paid her at her marriage. To the said John Bacheler gave lands in fee tail. To 
Agnes Bristoe — . Remainder to Dau. Agnes (wife Anne) and Richard Bushopp. 
Powell 31. 

Richard Bacheler, will. Dated July 11, 1562, Prob. May 2, 1563, of Ifilde, 
Sussex. Son Richard Bacheler, ex'or and resid. legatee. Agnes Cowper to have 
right to reside with his son Richard 3 years after testator's decease, also to have 
31 s and a russet petticoat every year. Son William Bacheler ^5 and a pott. 'Son 


Arthur Bacheler ;^5 and a pott. vSon Thomas Bacheler (the son of his 2d. wife), 20 
nobles, a feather bed, what belongs to him, a pott a calldiron and with his property 
was to be under the charge of Pocock until he was 21 years old. Daughter Alice, 
a piece of gold she has away with her. 30 s a cow and calf that were at Horsham 
with John Nichols. Daughter Dennys, ;i{,'5. Annes 40 s to be paid at 18 yrs. To 

Sibell, a cow. To Elizabeth ^3. etc. To Brooks. (Alice Bacheler contested 

this will on the ground that the testator was not of sound mind. The Consistory 
Court of Canterbury held that he was sane and approved will. ) Chayre 46. 

Henry Bacheler, will of New Alforde (New Alresforde, Hants?) Dated Jan. 4, 
1579. Prob. June 24, 1581. Wife Mary, Son Thomas Bacheler, Son Henry Bacheler, 
Son John Bacheler, Dau. Alice Bacheler, Thomas was to be committed to his god- 
father Testator's ist cousin. Thomas Levesdale to be brought up Henry to cousin 
Richard Abbott and John to cousin Anthony Abbott. Alice was to remain with 
her mother. Brothers- John Bachiler, William Bachiler and Bro. -in-law William 
Wade, to take bonds in his childrens behalf. To Elizabeth Cooper 10 s other 
trifling legacies. Residue divided into 5 equal shares and given to his wife and 
four children above named. If any child died before 21 yrs. old The survivors 
inherited its share in equal parts. Brother-in-law, John Taylor. ist Cousin 
Thomas Levesdale, Cousin Richard Abbott and Anthony Abbott Ex'ors and over 
seers, John Hillyer-witness. Darcy. 

John Bachelor will, Lynnen Draper, sick. Dated 1588. Prob. Feb. 23, 

1590 at London, of (gi^ate) Ambresbury, Wilts. Wife, Jone Executrix, Son John 
;^30, Son Richard ^30 to be paid when iS years of age. Daughter Mary ^30 to be 
paid at 16 yrs. Child wife then bearing ^30 to be paid at 16 or iS according to* 
sex. Overseers Richard Grace and John Ranger, testator's father-in-law. Testa- 
tor's body to be buried in the Litten at the end of the school-house by the side of 
his father. Aunt Grier of Sarum, Aunt Whatley, a bushel of malt, Anne Poole, a 
bushel of malt. 

John Bachiler will. Inholder (nuncupative) Dated July 29, 1593. Prob. Oct. 
I7> 1593. of Guilford, Surrey. Eldest Son Thomas Bachiler. executor, under age 
children, George Bachiler ^'300-0-20 under age. John Bachiler, Barbara Bachiler, 
Sunan Bachiler, Frannces Bachiler, Jane Bachiler, To divide ^20 between them. 
All under age. His goods and chattels in Surrey amount to ^320 or over. Overseers, 
Arthur Rodes, of St Pancras, Chichester, John Derrick, Richard Abbott, Anthony 
Abbott. Thomas to do all under the direction of his godfather, Thomas Boyor, Esq. 

Thomas Bachiler, will (signed by mark) yeoman. Dated Dec. 17, 1595. Prob. 
2, 1597. of Eckingham Sussex. Wife Anne Bachiler executrix. Eldest son Edward 
£10 and lands after wife's dower. Youngest son Thomas ;i^ioo and lands after 
wife's dower, if Edward died before 21. Daughters Elizabeth Bachiler, Anne 
Bachiler, Margaret Bachiler, Margery Bachiler, Martha Bachiler, all children under 
21. Drake 6. 

John Bachiler will. Dated (no date) 1597, of Horley, Sussex (Surrey). Wife 
Agnes. Daughter — Warfield? she had son John. Son John not yet 21. Brother 
William of Horle, Cousin Richard. Bro. Henry? God-daughter-Susanna. Drake 10. 

Jane Bachiler, Will, Sick. Dated July 21, 1637, Prob. Aug. 7. 1637, of St 
Margaret, Westminister, Wilts. Cousin Anne Morris wife of Thomas Morris, Anne 
Thellwell dau. of Anne Morris. Cousin Anne (Jane) Phipps. Grandchild Anne 
Bachellor; Grandchild Elizabeth Bachellor, not yet 21 yrs. Elizabeth Hutchinson, 
wife of Ralph Hutchinson of King St. Westminister, Lynnen draper, executrix. 
Anne Hutchinson Dau. of Elizabeth. (Westminister Cal.) Todd 38. 

John Bachler, will (signs by mark) sick. Dated Nov. i, 1602, Prob. Oct. 24, 1604 
in London of Backley, Sussex. Martha Raynor executrix, testators servant. Son 
Lawrence ros. Residue of personal to Martha Rayner, dau. of Thomas Rayner of 
Charinge, Kent, deceased. Lands in Egerton and Little Charte to his son Lawrence 
in fee tail. In case of failure of Lawrence's issue the lands were /o reuiaiii to John 
Winter and Agnes Winter, his daughters children. Devises his other lands in Kent 
to Mart lux Rayner in fee to Jolni Rayne)- of Backley (or Egei'ton) Martha Rayner 
to have one year's rent of all testators lands in Kent. Overseers — Thomas Marshall. 
Witnesses — Thomas Marshall, Richard Knocke; — Solomon (Coleman?) etc. Boleing. 

Henry Batcheler, will. Husbandman, sick. Dated Jan. 7, if)05. Prob. Mch. 
2q, 1606 at London, of Cambissett (Combe-Bisset) Wilts. Father — William Batcheler 
Residuary, legatee and executor. Eldest Bro. Thomas Batcheler, Brothers William 
Batcheler, John Batcheler, Nicholas Batcheler, to each 10 sheep. Sister Margary 
Warwick wife of Thomas Warwick who had three chn. James Warwick. Margery 
Warwick, and Jone Warwick, who were each to have twosheep. (Niece) Margaret 


Batcheler eldest daughter of his brother Thomas. Niece Agnes Batcheler youngest 
dau. of Thomas Godson-Henry Chubbe. Testator had 20 sheep in common with 
his brother John. Julian Yonge — Servant to Mr. Butler. Witnesses — William 
Whitmore. the elder William Barker, Thomas Lambe. Stafford 18. 


John Bachiler will, (not signed) (or sealed) Dated Feb. i, 1545. Prob. 1546, of 
Dorchester (Portsmo. in Index.) Wife Elizabeth, Son Thomas, son Richard 
Bachiler, Son Robert Bachiler, Son Robert Bachiler, not yet 21. Gives his house 
and land jointly to his wife and son Thomas during widowhood of wife. If she 
remarry her interest to cease, then to Thomas. His son Thomas owned 3 horses and 
Robert owned a horse and cart. 

Richard Bacheler, will (not signed or sealed) sick. Dated Dec. 24, 1571. Prob. 
Mch. 3, 1571. To be buried in Clatford church yard of Upper Clatford. I2d. to the 
poor. To Edmond, one cow and a sheep. To Thomas Fuller one sheep. To 
Margaret Skellard one sheep. Goddaughter Annes Bashlard, Sister Margery. 
To Hyster Swette a pot and a sheep. All the residue to testator's w:fe and children 
to be equally divided among them. Witnesses — Richard Flytewind and Thomas 

John Bacheler will (not signed or sealed) cooper, sick. Dated Sept. i, 1576. 
Prob. June 23, 1577, of Kmgsclere. To the poor of Kingsclere i2d. Wife Agnes to 
have "all that tenement wherein I dwell, being in the north street of the said town 
of Kingclere," during her natural life. After her decease remainder to Allen 
Arpington and testator's daughter Bettrice (Beatrice) (whom by God's grace the said 
Allen shall take to wife) and to the heirs of their two bodies. And in default of 
heirs of the bodies of Allen and Beatrice the tenement was to go to John Bacheler 
of Salisbury, son of Ingram Bacheler and unto the heirs of his body and in default 
of any issue of said John it was to go to testator's son Roger Bacheler. Gives also 
to son Roger a ilock bed, a bolster of flocks etc. Son Ingram Bacheler, all his 
cooper's tools. Son Robert Bacheler. Residue to wife Agnes who is executrix. 
Overseers — Edward Avery and Thomas Dier. Witnesses — Henry Smith gent. John 
Linwood, William Dyer, William Goulding, Thomas Petty, John Borsewell notarie 
publique. Book i. 1576-1582. 

Thomas Batcheler will (not signed or sealed) sick. (Dated Sept. 8, 1585) Prob. 
Oct. 22, 1586, of Porchester. Co. of South. Wife Anne. Small gifts to the mother 
church at Winton and to the church at Porchester. To the poor of Porchester 2od. 
To the testator's son Thomas Batcheler all lands in Porchester in fee. If Thomas 
should die without lawful issue then the estate was to go to testator's son Stephen 
in Fee. "My will is that Annie, my v/ife, shall have and enjoy my said land after 
the decease of my father during her life and she or whosoever shall enjoy my said 
land shall pay yearly to my son Stephen 40s by the year until the sum of ^10. be 
paid. The said payment to begin immediately aftr the death of my father." 
Eldest daughter Jone, i cow, 6 ewes and i qr. barley, daughter Elizabeth. 
Daughter Christian, Youngest daughter Agnes. All these legacies to be paid at 
21. "I will that Edward Martyn and Davye Bache, whom I do make my overseers 
of this my last will and testament, shall have the use of my son Stephen legacies to 
his use untill that he shall come of age." Residue to wife Anne, she executrix. 

Thomas Bacheler will (not signed or sealed) (nuncupative) Dated Aug. 15, 15S6. 
Prob. Aug. — 1586, of Faccomb. In presence of John Wyet, William Wyet, 
Nycnolas Allred, Rychard Edes, and Henry Bulpytt, that he gave all his property 
to Valentine Bukpytt. Also £3 which Margaret Bulpytt had of him and was to 
repay. Also 20s to be received of Robert Comen, 20s. of Richard Pears and 2s. of 
John Bacheler. Also exhibited an inventory of his property, the charges of his 
funeral and charges of keeping testator in his impotency, he not being able to help 
himself. Administration granted to Valentine Bulpytt as prayed for. 

John Bachler will (not signed or sealed) feeble and weak, yeoman. Dated 
May 20, 1594. Prob. Sept. 24, 1594, of Ashmersworth, Co. of South. To the 
mother church of Winton. To the church of Ashmersworth for the poor. Nephew 
John Bacheler my brother George's son, 2 yrs. wheat and 2 yrs. barley "to be 
delivered when he cometh to his living at Stoke. Niece Alice Bacheler, sister of 
John, a heifer and calf. Grandson, John my son John son ^20. to be delivered 
him at 14 yrs. of age. Granddaughter Dorothy Bacheler, my son Johns daughter 
;{^2o to be delivered her at 14 years of age. To testator's brother Christopher, 
brother George, Brother Thomas, Wife's brother Simon Stile. Wife Anne to have 


residue with his son John. Wife Anne and Son John executors Overseers — 
Richard Barnard, "my brother-in-law and John Stevens. Witnesses. John Blake, 
John Phillip Dummer, D. Nicolis Gobbit G. 

Robert Bachiler will (sealed and Signed, the younger, yeoman. Dated Sept. 
23, 1608. Prob. Oct. 6, 160S. of Kingsclere. 

Sister Elizabeth Bachiler, a sheep. 
Margery Bachiler a sheep. 
Constance Bachiler a sheep. 

To the daughter of sister Constance a sheep. 

Brother William Bachiler, a sheep. 
Peter Bachiler, a sheep. 
Nicholas Bachiler, a sheep. 

Father Robert Bachiler, a mare. To the poor people of Kingsclere. To the 
Cathedral church at Winton. 

Sister Mary Bachiler executrix. 

Overseers — Walter Comber and Nicholas Bachiler. 

Witnesses — Peier King, Robert Purders, Thomas Bright? John Abbott. 

Inventory of same taken Oct. 5, if oS by Robt. Bacheller the Id, Peter Knight- 
theldc, Ingram Bachellor and Peter Bachellor. The testator is said to be of Kings- 
clere woodland. John Smith owed testator 30s. the bel-nde of Newbury 3s. 
William Line 2s 6d. his mark 

Henry Batcheler, yeoman H sick. Dated March 14, 161 2. Prob. March 23, 
1612 at Winton. of Wimmering in Co. South. To the Cathedral church of Win- 
chester. To the parish church W'immering. To the poor of the parish of Wim- 
mering. To the poor of the parish of Portsea. To the poor of the town of 
Porchester. I give two bushels of wheat to be made into bread and dealt amongst 
the poor at Wimmering at my burial. To my two servant maids Avis Myles and 
Sara W^oodman each 20s. To my two men servants, Thomas Spereinge and Isaac 
Woodes each a sheep. To Leedye Hemslowe? of Kingston some wheat. To John 
Coale of Hylse in Co. of South To all my grandchildren except Richard Andrews a 
sheep. To John Prise of Kingston, to the children of John Prise each of them 
a sheep. To Thomas Baltch his children of Kingston some wheat. To the two 
children of Richard Olliver of Sutton each some wheat. To Thomas Page of Hylse, 
the writer hereof, some wheat. I give unto William Wheeler and John Wheeler, the 
former of William Wheeler, of Wimmering late deceased to each of them £^. to be 
paid unto them at their full age of 21 years. To Nephew John Westbrook, my 
sister's son all testator's free lands with a house and bam thereon, (excepting one 
pcell of land lately purchased of John Prise) in Kingston within the liberty of 
Portsmouth. And if it shall happen that any of my lands shall be incumbered for 
want or ( ?) that may be recovered for them shall be due and payable unto the said 
John Westbrook at his lawful age of 21 years. In case of failure of John West- 
brook's issue then the lands were to go to Thomas Brown of Hylse, half brother 
unto the said John Westbrook. If Robert Martin of Alverstock and Francis 
Martin of the pish of Wimmering shall not stand unto their first bargain about 
exchange of my land at Porchester that then I give unto my goddaughter the 
daughter of Steeven Batchiller of Portchester two acres and a half of land wch lieth 
adjoining unto the backside of the house of Steven Batchiller in Portchester afore- 
said, any gift before mentioned to my kinsman John Westbrook to the contrary 
notwthstanding. If Robert and Francis Martin stand to their former bargain then 
John Westbrook was to pay £10. to testator's said goddaughter in lieu of said 2^ 
acres. And if the said Robert and Francis ^Martin do not stand to their bargain 
then Steven Batcheller aforesaid shall have the use of my land at Portchester at 
;^8. a year until my heir cometh of age. Brother Robert Batchellers three children 
40s each. If my kinsmen John Westbrook and Thomas Brown shall die without 
issue of their bodies lawfully begotten that then my free lands shall go to j'oung 
John Boulton and his heirs, the sou of John Boulton of Hilsea in Wimmering. 
Overseers — John Hently of Bedhampton and W^illiam Stares of Hilsea, with full 
power to sell land which testator lately bought of John Price of Kingston as soon 
as they can to pay ^^loo. which the testator owes to Richard Wilkines of Southweeks 
and ;^45. to John Goocker of Hilsea and ;,^20 to Richard Shoute of Weekhara. If the 
land did not bring enough to pay the debts the residue was to come out of the rent 
of his lands till his heir came of age. If testator's wife wanted this land she was 
to have it for £ihQ. To Elizabeth Boulton daughter of John Boulton of Hilsea in 
the pish of Wimmering ^5. to be paid out of my lease at Hanksworth. To the said 
John Boulton's three children, wh, he now hath ^/"s a year during the term of lease 


of Hanksworth to be equally divided between them. Residue to wife Elizabeth, 
who is executrix. 3 witnesses. 

Wa(l)ter Bacheller, "cooper," will, sick. Dated July 23, 1616. Prob. Aug. 
24, 1616, of Tadley in Co. of South. To every god-child he has 4d. To my wife's 
son Thomas Toby and My wife's dau. Ann Toby, to be paid them at 14 years. To 
the church of Wocking for my burial there. Wife Jane has residue, including the 
rest of my legacy wch remaineth in the hands of my brother John and Edmond 
Bacheler wch were executors to my father. Wife executrix. Overseers — William 
Sanbourne of Brimpton, William Bently of Tadley. Witnesses, John Healiard, 
William Waterman and John Berry of Woking; 

Inventory 29 July 1616 "Water Bacheller did acknowledge and confess unto us 
that his brother John Bacheller now dwelling in the parish of Tadley in the county 
of South and Edmond Bacheller of Aldermaston who were to his father John 
Bacheller late of Woking do owe unto the said Water Bacheller of his father's 
legacy wch remaineth behind unpaid" 

Total Invy. ^37 17s 6d. 

Debts dur to testator from Richard Price of Tadley, John By, of Silsester and 
Richard Smith. 

William Bachler, ^ his mark. 

Dated July 13th Prob. 1641, of Sandown (Index says of Brading) 

to be buried in the church-yard of Brading. Eldest son Edward his deed and his 
lease and all his land after his wife is through with it. Wife — to have his lands 
while discovert youngest son Edward (sic) (eldest son written Edwor once). 

Witnesses — Bartholomew Weskmor and John Willskram. 

Inventory taken July 20, 1641. 

Margarett Pocock, will, widow, very weak. 

Dated Prob. Sept. 28, 1632, of Brading, Isle of Wight. 

Overseers her brother John Bacheller, ' the younger and her brother Richard 

Brothers John Bacheller the younger and brother John Bacheller the eldest 2s. 
To Thomas Bacheller the elder 5s. to Richard Bacheller 5s. to Lislie Bacheller los. 
to Marke Bacheller 20s. to Joan Bacheller 20s. to John Bacheller the younger 12s. to 
Sarah Bacheller los. to Thomas Bacheller los. to Grace King 20s. All these be- 
quests to be paid at 20 years of age. If any die before that their share to remain to 
the rest of the kindred. 

To Margaret Bloe 

' ' William Bloe 20s 

' ' Elmer Bloe 20s 

' ' Richard Bloe 20s 

" Annie Gils, my russet coat. 

Sister Alice Bloe to be executrix. 

To William Hale, the Smith 22s. To the poor of Brading. 

William Web(b) oweth her £b. Thomas Penbrook oweth her 15s. Anne Reed 
oweth her — . John Handye oweth her — . My Bro. John Bacheller the younger 
— . My Bro. John Bacheller elder — . Witnesses — John Bacheller, the elder and 
Goody Stevens. 

Richard Batchelaur, will, clerk, "weak" Dated Aug. 20, 1674. Prob. May 14. 
1675. of Ashmansworth, Co. South. Desires to be buried near his ancestors in the 
church-yard or church of Ashmansworth. To the poor of Ashmansworth los. Wife 
Mary all goods, chattels and catties, which do now belong to my tenements in East 
Broodhay and are there used. Also '< his pewter and linen at his house at Ash- 
mansworth with his silver candle cup and cover thereto and % his silver spoons 
etc. Son John Batchelaur of Bristol, Pewterer, £1^'-^ to be paid by my son Thomas 
Batchelaur. Provided that if my said son Thomas Batchelaur shall refuse upon 
lawful demand to surrender and make over according to the custom of the manor of 
Widcombe in the County of Somerset all his estate title and interest in a tenement 
now in the possession of Tobias Tagge or his assigns that then the said Thomas 
Batchelaur shall pay or secure as aforesaid to the said John Batchelaur the sum of 
;^5o more over and above the ^150. Gives to his son Thomas Batchelaur all his free- 
hold land within the said Easbroodhay. Daughter ^lary Batchelaur ;^ioo. Young- 
est Daughter Anne Batchelaur ^'100. Brother-in-law Mr. Thomas Crispe of Mars- 
field in the County of Glocester rss. Uncle Richard Spicer of Stanmore in the 
parish of Badon in Berkshire 15s. Overseers — Thomas Crispe and Richard 


Spicer. Eldest son Richard Batchelaur to have residue also appointed executor. 
Witnesses — Joane Talmadge and Philip Hyet. 

Inventory of Mr. Richard Batchelaur late of Ashmansworth in the County of 
Southhampton, clerk, deceased on August the 29, 1674 made etc the 27 Sept. 1674 by 
Robert Lake and William Cole. 

Total Inv'y. ^378 7s. The articles at Woodhay are appraised separate. Had 
I mare and 2 colts, 6 cows and i bullock, 5 hogs and 13 pigs, 79 ewes and 34 lambs 
etc. (This Richard was the son of John of Ashmansworth, entered Lincoln College 
in 1636, born in 1620 and was Rector of Camley m Somerset from 1653 until ejected 
in 1662. He is mentioned by Calamy iii 181. He was a "pleb.") 

Richard Batcheler, Tailor, will. Dated July 9, 1682. Prob. Sept. 14, 1682, of 
Itchinswell in parish of Kingsclere, Co. South. Son Richard Batcheler is. Son 
Thomas Batcheler is and my biggest brass pot and from him to his son Thomas. 
Son John Batcheler is. Son Moses Batcheler is. Daughter Anne Batcheler is. 
Son Joseph Batcheler is. Son George Batcheler is. To my Wife's children (John 
Walter, William Walter and Thomas Walter) each i2d. Wife to have residue and 
executrix. Witnesses — John Hanbin, William Walter, Jane Winkworth. Probate 
act gives wife's name as Agne(s) Fraunces Batcheler. 

John Batcheler, will, yeoman, sick. Dated Sept. 9, 1699. Prob. 171 3, 

of Lyndhurst, Co. South. 

Daughter Joyce Gain land called Dolhaise, containing 4 acres in remainder 
after wife's life estate. Wife Mary, to have life estate in same also residue, and 
executrix. Witnesses — James Phillips, Albino Knapton. 

Robert Bachiler, will, 1570 (no place) Will not found on file. 

John Bachelere, (no place), will. Dated July 10, 1570. Prob. 1571. De- 
sires to be buried in churchyard of Kingscleer. Son Nicholas, to everyone of his 
(Nicholas') chn. Youngest son John, Daughter Alice, Margaret. Alice my former 
servant, Elizabeth my sons Daughter, John ny sons youngest child. Anne, my 
daughter-in-law. Residue to testators 4 sons equally. 

Elizabeth Bachler will, sick. Of Hylsie in the Parish of Wimmering, widow. 
Dated Mch. 24, 1612. Prob. 27 Mch. 1613. To the church of Wimmering. To the 
poor of the Parish of Wimmering. Thomas Shering her servant. George Arnell 
of Hilsie, John Nichols. John Bolton's children Henry Yeates and John Bolton to 
have residue. John Hooker, William Stairnes. Overseesrs Richard Minne and 
William Stairnes, Witnesses. Elizabeth Bacheler's Inventory calls her late wife of 
Henry Bachelor late of Hilsey. 

Margaret Bacheler, of Ellingham in the Co. of South, widow. Dated 28 June 
1613. Proved 28 Mch. 1614. To my parish church of Ellingham. To the poor 
people of Blashford, viz; to Henry Gibbes, Jone Hutchens, the elder, Elizabeth 
Croker, widow and Julian Peirse. To Christian the Dau. of Richard Banister, my 
god-daughter. To Mary daughter of Thomas Banister, to Thomas the son of 
Thomas Banister, to Tyler one other of the sons of Thomas Banister. Alexander, 
my brother. Glover. To Richard Bacheler, my kinsman. Thomas Banister has 
residue and is ex'or. "and doe by these pntes declare that all such goods as were 
forfeited unto the kings ma; tie by the death of my husband are now by compo- 
sition with his mats almoner my owne propper goods and in my power to dispose". 
Stephen Bownde, Clerk, and Richard Bannister — -Overseers. Stephen Bownde, 
Richard Bannister, Jepp Wheler, Nicholas Talbot, Witnesses. 

Marke Bacheler, of Brading in the He of Wight. Husbandman, sick. Will 

dated (no date) Pro. 12 Apr. 1615. To the poor of this town, 6 dozen of 

bread at funeral. To Margaret Young my dau. ^6; 13; 4; To Elizabeth Young, 
my Dau. ^^6: (to?) Jeremy Young, husband of Elizabeth. To Alice Bacheler, my 
youngest dau. /"20. to be paid her on her marriage or when 21. My other children, 
my younger son John Bachellers dau. a lambe. To my brother Alexander Bacheller, 
an ewe. The residue "I give and bequeath to be equally divided between my two 
sonnes of their owne accorde. John Bacheller the elder and John Bacheller, the 
younger" w-hom I make executors. Overseers — James Pococke, John Stent. Wit- 
nesses — John Stent, Thomas Parson, James Pococke and William Hill. 

Inventory taken 13 Aug. 1614 by Charles Matherer, Thomas Parson Alexander 
Bacheller and others. Total £bi.) iis. Lease of three years in Launders house ^6. 
Edward Lawson oweth him 45s. 

Robert Batchiler, of Petersfield, feltmaker. Dated Jan. 20, 1599 Prob. 22, 
Feb. 161 7. "Whereas John Westbrook of Hylsea in Wimmering standeth 
bound to me in ;,^7o." To Robert Brown the son of Thomas Browne of Petersfield 
when 21 years of age. If said Robert die before 21 years then to Thomas and Eliza- 


beth Brown, two of the other children of Thomas Brown. To my sister Katine 
faithful, wife of John of Selborne in the County South, weaver ^35. To Mary 
Bacheller, my sister, ^13. To the children of my sister Katine who are now born 
when 21, to her Ratine's daus. when 16 years old. Residue to be equally divided 
between testatrix's sister Mary and the children of her sister Katine. Overseers — 
William Ford of Petersheld, Richard and Carpenter Russell of P — Joiner. Sister 
Mary Executrix. 

William Batchilor, -j- his mark, of the parish of Elvethem in the Co. of South, 
husbandman. Dated 18, June 1620. Pro. 31 July 1620. sick. To the mother 
church of Winton. To Joane, my wife, to my son Henry ^^3. to my son Richard 
;^4. to my dau. Elizabeth £3. to my dau. Katheren-;^4. To James Gibbs, son of my 
dau. Kateren 40s. To Mary Edmands, the dau. of my late wife Joane Edwards 24s. 
To Elin Edwards sister of the said Mary 3s. To Sara, the dau. of Elizabeth Ed- 
wards 26s. 8d to be paid her when she is 20. Willm. Bowman, my sister's son 3s 
4d. to Alice bowman, to Jonae, the wife of William Cante >^ bushel wheat, to 
Annie, the wife of John Chamberlin my kinswoman, to Agnes, the dau. of Law- 
rence Chandler of Eversleygh (Eversley) to my god-children. Residue to son James, 
who is ex'or. Overseers — Henry Boxalland Willm. Jones, the younger. Witnesses 
• — Will Jones, scripr. Henry Boxall. Inventory taken by Henry Coles and Henry 
Boxall. Total ;^59: gs. 

Richard Bachiller, of the pish of Elvethao, sick. Dated 9 Jan. 15S4. Pro. 15 
Mch. 1584. to my dau. Elizabeth, one heifer, to my dau. ]Marye one heifer, to 
my son Richard, one bay mare, to my son William one bay colt. Residue to wife, 
Elizabeth, and heirs ex'ix. Overseers^my neighbors Thomas Nash and Robt. 
Coleson. Inventory taken by Henry Coles and Thomas Xash. 

Elizabeth Batcheldr, of Lawrence wotton. Dated 3 Nov. 1624. Pro. 6 Dec. 
1624. sick; to be buried in the church-yard of wooten. to the church of wooten. 
to my brother Thomas Smal ^50. To my bro. John Smals three children, to 
William Smale ^^40. to Agnes Smal ^^20. to John Smale ^{^20. to John Smals 
children to be paid at 21 yrs. of age. to my god-children Residue to my father 
William Smale, ex'or Overseers — Thomas Brothers and Robert Small. Inventory 
of Elizabeth Batcheld widdow, late of East Okeley, in the pish of I^awrence wotton. 
Total ;,{^207: 12s: 4d; 

John Batcheller, of Itchinswell in the Co. of South, taylor. Dated i Sept. 162S. 
Nuncupative will. His eldest son to have his house and to be maintained with the 
rent thereof until he come to 21. the same eldest son Richard Batchellei to have 
the table in the hall. Residue to be used in the support of testator's children until 
the youngest becomes 21, then to be divided among the other iour children viz: 
Walter Batcheller, John Batcheller, Anna Batcheller and Johan Batcheller equally. 
Inventory taken Oct. 8th, 162S. 

Richard Batchiler, the elder, of Oldham, in the Co. of South. Dated 17 Jan. 
1629. Pro. 21 Feb. 1629. shoomaker, sick, nuncupative will, to son Richard and 
his wife, each a pair of shoes, to John Bacheller and his wife each a pair of shoes. 
William Lymes of Alton my son-in-law and to William Lyme's wife, each a pair of 
shoes. Residue to wife Annis. She ex'ix. Witnesses — John Bacheller :_-;; his mark. 
Annis Tilley Z her mark. Inventory taken 10 Feb. 1629 by Richard Hole, George 
Birde and John Bachiller. Total £13: 9s: 2d: 

Ingram Batchiler, of Kmgsclere in the Co. of South, yeoman. Dated Apr. — 
1633. Pro. — April 1634. to be buried in the church-yard of Kingscleere. to 
Alice Batcheller my daughter /40. (to be paid her by my son Peter Batcheller out 
of my land after my wife Elizabeth's decease.) to my son Walter Batcheller /40. 
to be paid as above, my son Ingram Batcheller ^40 to be paid as above, my son 
Thomas Batcheller ;^io to be paid as above, grand-child, William Batcheller (the 
natural (i. e. "actual" no idea of illegitimacy) son of my son William) ^"10. when he 
is 21 and ;^io when he is 30 years old. My cozen Petter Batcheller and my son 
Walter Batcheller to have the handling of this grand-child's legacy. My son Peter 
Batcheller, all my houses lands etc. in Plaister Greene (Plaistow Green) in Kings- 
cleere (with some exceptions) to Elizabeth my wife, my chn. Walter, Ingram and 
Alice to divide the residue equally. vSon Walter to have house roome with Son 
Peter during one lease. Witnesses — Peter Batcheller the elder Anne Batcheller, 
her mark Anne Faconer the wife of Richard Faconer Robert Kember. 

Brain Batcheller, his mark L of Bassingstoke. Dated 7 Jan. 163 1. Pro. 16 
May, 1639. To the Trinity Church of Winchester, to my pish church of Basing- 
stoke, to my son Thomas Bachellar all my lands m Eastwood Hay in Co. South, 
4 acres, paying to James Anglishe? or his wife Edy Anglishe? £6: 13: 4: to my 


elder daughter, to my son Thomas other small gifts, to son-in-law James Anglishe? 
Elizabeth Bacheller my youngest daughter, dau. Elizabeth made executrix. 
Witnesses — James Anglishe? John Stocker, John May. 

Thomas Batchiler, sick, of Basingstoke in Co. South. Husbandman. Dated 

Dec. 5, 1639. Pro. 1642. Wife Bridgett Batcheller all my lands now occupied 

b}' one Thomas Barebone in East Woodhaye, until my son Thomas Batcheller shall 
arrive at 21 years. After that to be enjoyed equally by wife Bridgett and Son 
Thomas during wife's life. Remainder in fee to son Thomas. My son Thomas is 
to pay to my dau. Rebecca Batcheller yearly 30s for the term of 6 years and 20s the 
seventh year. Residue to wife who is executrix. 

William Batchellor. of Kingscleere then. (Made or dated) 16 May, 1672. 
Proved 29 July 1672. Nuncupative. To my wife Ellinor all my goods and chattels 
toward the breeding of my children. Wife executrix. Witnesses — Richard Babcock, 
John Elton. (This will is recorded). 

(Recorded) William Batcheler, of Kingscleere, husbandman, sick. Dated 
Sept. 16. 16S1. Pro. Oct. i, 1681. To my four children Mary, William, Anne and 
Sarah £is, apiece when they are 21. Residue to wife, Joan, who is also executrix. 
Overseers — my beloved brother Richard Batcheler and John Batcheler. 

Peter Batcheler, of Dogmersfield m Co. Sotith. husbandman. Dat. 23 Feb. 
1676. Pro. 17 May, 1677. Nuncupative. To Andrew Whelp Dale of Newman in 
Co. of South. Clerk & To John Parkes of Dogmsfield, clerke to my son Daniel 
5s to my dau. Mary 6s to my wife the residue, she to be ex'ix. 

Richard Bachler, of Kingscleer. Dated Jan. 11, 1687. Pro. 17 May, i638, 
tailor, sick. 

To my son John Bachler ^10. 

To my son John's 3 chn. '2 crown each. 

to my son William's 4 chn. " 

to my dau. Ann's 2 chn. 

to my son Richard's 5 chn. " 

To my oldest son Richard residue. He executor. Overseers — Richard Wheat- 
land and John Friser. Witnesses — Edward Mosdell, John Winckworth, John Mosdell. 

AVilliam Batchelor, of Rockborne in Co. South. Dated 20 Oct. 1692. Pro. 
6 Mch. 1694-5 to my kinswoman Margaret Barter ;/^io and my part of the vessel 
.called the Jone and Margaret of Limmington ( Lymmington) 

to my kinsman Joseph Barter, the younger. 

" " " Benjamin Barter 

" " " James Barter 

" " " Andrew Barter 

" " " Charles Barter 

" " " Nicholas Ford, the elder. 

" Nicholas Ford's dau. Ursula, god-daughter 2s: 6d: 

To Nicholas Ford's son Nicholas is 

dau. Elizabeth is 

to my kinswoman Edith Fisher ^^lo To Edith Fisher's 3 chn. I2d a year. To 
my kinswoman Agnis Croker ;/^io To Agnis Croker's eldest daughter 2S: 6d. to 
her Agnis Crocker's other 2 children each i2d. To Agnis Croker my part in the 
vessel called the Prosperous of Limmington. To my kinsman Joseph Barter the 
elder, the residue and he named executor. Witnesses — John Tripcock and ^Nlary 

William Batcheler, of Brading, butcher, sick. Dated 2 Feb. 1696-7. Pro. 
1696. Isle of Wight, to my dear and loving mother Elenor Russell, of Brading. 
to my Uncle John Dart and his wife and his son John Dart and his daughters Eliz- 
abeth, Jane and Mary Dart, in the pish of St Hellene in the Isle and County afore- 
said, each to have is. to my Uncle Richard Dart in the pish of Gadshill is. To 
my kinswoman Jane Filing of the pish of New Church in the Isle and County of 
aforesaid i s. to my kinswoman Ann Windover, spinster, in Bimbridge, in the 
Parish of Brading i s. to my father-in-law William Russell of Brading, shoemaker, 
the residue. He is also executor. Witnesses — Philip Ackland, Nicholas Smith, 
George Jacobs. 

John Batchelor, of the town of Southhampton. Dated Oct. 13, 1697. Pro. 31 
Jan, 1698-9. Coachman, sick. To my wife Anne my dwelling house etc., in the 
parish of St Lawrence in town and county of Southhampton. To my four chn. — 
William Batchelor, Thomas Batchelor, Anne Russell and Elizabeth Batchelor 
each js to my wife the residue, wife executrix. Witnesses— John Biddlecome, 
Isaac Watts. 


Anne Batchelor, of Southampton, widow. Dat. 9 Mch. 1701. Pro. 21 Mch. 
1 701. To my son William Batchelor of Southanapton 20s To my son Thomas 
Batchelor of Alresford To my two daus. Anne Russell of London and Elizabeth 
Mansfield wife of James Mansfield, of Southampton all lands etc., in the parish of 
St. Lawrence in Southampton, to my son Thomas, dau. Elizabeth Mansfield and 
Anne Russell, the residue, and all three to be executors. Witnesses — John Turner, 
Elizabeth Turner, Isaac Watts. 

Richard Batchelor, his mark ,of Binstead in the Isle of Wight, husbandman, 

sick. Dated 18 Nov. 1679. Pro. no date — to wife, Francis to eldest son 

Thomas Batchelor £1: 5s to son Richard the residue, son Richard executor. 
Overseers — Richard Palmer of Newman, yeoman, and Testator's brother Thomas 
Batchelor of Sandham in the Isle of aforesaid. Witnesses — Stephen Bowdne, Rector, 
Mabel Twill her mark. Memorandum — I owe unto my son Richard Batchelor ;,{^io 
given him as a legacy by the will of Mary Martin. 

Administrations. — 1633 Mar Batchiler de Porchester, 

Administrations. — 1653 Edw. Batchellor, de Barding. 

Administrations. — 1676 Willm. Batchiler, de Nutbeane. 

Administrations. — Rich. Batchelor, de Kingscleere. 

Administrations. — 1685 Jo. Batchelor, de Whitchurch. 

William Batchellor of Titbury, Co. Glouc. Whitestower. Wife Judith, son 
Nathaniel, Dau. Hester. Estate to wife for her life — remainder to two children. 
Nath'l was to pay Hester /40 or ^50 within 5 years, (so probably own brother and 
sister) Seven Overseers — Jeffery Batcheller, Walter Batchellor, Samuel Ridler, 

Daniel Ridler, Samuel Whiting, Nathaniel Cripps and Teakle. Will dated 7 

July 1643. Prob. 5 May, 1649 by widow Judith. 

Robert Batchelor of Co. Lincoln, died in 1647 or thereabouts. 

Henry Batchelor of (Essex, Suffolk, Sussex?) adm. about 1645-50. 

Nathaniel Batchellor. adm. 9 Apr. 1645 to Margery Batchellor his relict. He 
was of the town and county of Southampton. 

Sam. Batchelor, will dated 30 Aug. 1641 and prob. 7 Sept. 1641. To my two 
nephews Thomas and William Brown, Sister Susan Sayers, deceased, leaving one 
child Elizabeth Sayers. Sister Mary Deakes, who had 3 chn. Sister Marie Deakes 
ex'ix. Leaves to Mr. Humphrey Davies, who dwells near the west end of St Pauls 
London one Elizabeth piece of gold of 22s. Names two persons by the name of 
Carpenter. One was his godson, the other a brother to his godson. Testator 
describes himself as of St. Bbtolph's without Aldersgate. 


The following is a list of persons by thejoame of Batchelder who have graduated 
at the various colleges in this country: 

Bacheler. Graduated Union theological seminary 1850; licentiate Park Congre- 
gational church, Brooklyn, N. Y., 1851-54; ordained Congregational 1854; pastor 
Park church 1854-57; Patchogue, Long Island, N. Y.. 1858-59; Killingly, Conn., 
1859-62, '71-78; Lebanon, Conn., 1862-63; Sparta, N. Y., 1864-70; Dudley, Mass., 
1870-71; First church, Woodstock, Conn., 1878-84. Born Douglas, Mass., July 8, 
1818; died Norwich, Conn., April i, 1887. Nee. 1887. Frederick Lyman Batchel- 
der, A. M. Graduated Newton theological institution 1842; ordained Baptist 1843; 
pastor East Longmeadow, Mass., 1843-45, '52-53; Grand River association, Michi- 
gan, 1845-51; Stafford, Conn., 1853-?; held various public offices in Stafford. Ad- 
dress, Stafford, Conn. Newt. 

YALE COLLEGE.— Francis P. Bacheler, 1885; Austin Batchelder, 1889; 
Charles N. Batcheller, 1882; Edward P. Batchelor, 1858. 

HARVARD UNIVERSITY.— Joseph Bachelder, 1799m; John Bachelder, 
1823; Thomas Cogswell Bachelder, 1833; Samuel Bacheller, 1731; Elliot Bowdon 
Bacheller, 1883; John Putnam Batchelder, 1815; Francis Lowell Batchelder, 1844; 
Eugene Batchelder, 1845, Samuel Batchelder, 1851; Geo. Washington Batchelder, 
1859; Frederick G. Batchelder, 1S60; Charles E. Batchelder, 1873; Charles Foster 
Batchelder, 1878; George Thomas Batcheller, 1857; Hiland Garfield Batcheller, 
1863; Edmund Pa^^son Batchelor, 1862; George Batchelor, 1866. 



Batchelor, of Buffalo, N. Y., now in college, however. Princeton gave an hon- 
orary degree to George W. Batchelder in i860. He died in 1863. He is not men- 
tioned in the encyclopedias. 

AMHERST COLLEGE, AMHERST, MASS.— Batchelder, James Locke, grad. 
1840, M. A. 1846; Batchelder, Wm. N., grad. 1863; Batchelor, Leonard, non- 
graduate, class of 1840; Bacheler, Gilbert Holland, grad. 1894, came from Norwich 
Town, Conn. Last year (9';-6) was in Theol. Seminary, Hartford Conn. 

WILLIAMS COLLEGE, WILLIAMS, MASS.— The only names appearing on 
list of graduates and honorary alumni, which comes within the range are Rev. John 
M. Bacheldor, 11 16 W. Marshall street, Richmond, Va. He was a member 01 the 
class of '49, and Rev. John Stoneman Batchelder who died in 1884, aged 58. He 
was a graduate in class of 1852. 

CORNELL UNIVERSITY, ITHACA, N. Y.— Ward Batchelor was a student 
1S69-70, 1870-71. Did not graduate. Home address was "Waverly, Pa. Francis 
Joseph Batchelder was a student 1890-91. Did not graduate. Home address Glen 
Ridge, N. J. 

DARTMOUTH COLLEGE, HANOVER, N. H.— Calvin Bachelder, Dart. 
Med. Coll., 1825; d. 1865, aged 69; John Bachelder, Dart. Coll., A. M. 1841; 
d. 1876, aged 58; Joseph Bacheller, Dart. Med. Coll., 1813; d. 1817, aged 28; James 
Bacheller, Dart. Med. Coll., 1S19; d. 1866, aged 75; Alfred T. Bachelder, Dart. 
Coll.. 1871. Keene, N. H. ; Amos Batchelder, Dart. Med. Coll., 1838, Pelham, N. H. ; 
Fred. P. Batchelder, Dart. Coll., 1886, Junction City, Kan.; Jacob Batchelder, 
Dart. Coll., 1830; d. 1876, aged 70; John Batchelder, Rev., Dart. Coll., 1827; d. 
1867, aged 65; John B. Batchelder, Honorary, D. C, Hyde Park, Mass.; Josiah 
Batchelder, Dart. Coll., 1796; d. 1857, aged 8r; Otis R. Batchelder, Honorary, D. 
C, Hampton, N. H. ; Samuel F. Batchelder, Dart. Med. Coll., 1864; d. 1878, aged 
48; Zacariah Batchelder, Dart. Coll., 1821; d. 1869, aged 73; Breed Batcheller, 
Rev., Dart. Coll., 1835; d. 1856, aged 49; Albert S. Batchellor, Dart. Coll., 1872, 
Littleton, N. H. ; Albert Wm. Bacheler, Dart. Coll., 1871, Gloucester, Mass. ; Joseph 
C. Batchelder, Dart. Med. Coll., gr. 1836. 

BOWDOIN COLLEGE, BRUNSWICK. ME.— George Washington Bachelder, 
b. 13 Nov., 1802, Hallowell, Me.; A. B. 1823; Lawyer, Gardiner; d. 1852. Kings- 
bury Bachelder, b. 25 Oct., 1849, Prospect, Me; A. B. 1871; Professor of Greek at 
Hillsdale College, Hillsdale, Mich. Benjamin Hiram Bachelder, b. 18 Sept., 181 1, 
Union, Me.; M. D. 1836; Physician, Montville; d. 20 Dec, 1889. William 
Batchelder, b. 12 Dec, 1813; member (but not ^ graduate) of Class of 1835; Manu- 
facturer Saw. ; d. — . 

Batchelor, born 1838, from Bovina, Warren County, Miss. He was here one session 
only, 1857-8, and studied Natural Philosophy, Moral Philosophy and Physiology and 
Surgery. His subsequent record is that he was a Lieutenant in the Confederate 
State army, was a physician and died in 1868 at Vicksburg. It is not stated where 
he took the degree of M. D. 

ler, from Freedom, 111. Latin Scientific course, first year in the Academy, 1S80-81. 
Write to Principal of the Academy, Evanston. Willis Watson Batcheller, from 
Freedom, III. Latin Scientific course, second year in the Academy, 1886-87. Same 
appears in catalogue for 1887-88; 1888-89 in third year of the Academy Classical 
course. Same person from Channahon, III., appears 18S9-90 as Freshman in col- 
lege and special student in the Academy. Classical student; 1894-95 appears from 
Kaneville, III., in Junior class (first year) diploma course, Garrett Biblical Institute, 
our Theological Institute. He v/as born January 13, 1863, at Freedom, III. Name 
of father. R. W. Batcheller. 

Batchelor, LL. B., 1866; Judge of Circuit Court, Vernon, Ind. ; Joseph Howard 
Bacheler, M. D., 1872, 28 Monroe street. Grand Rapids. Mich.; Orville Benjamin 
Batchelder. M. D.. 1877; Registered from Saline, Mich., 1875 (no further informa- 
tion); Mary Luella Batchelder, Ph. B., i8g6, Warrensburg, III. ; Estelle Sophie 
Batchelder, Student, 1894-96, Grass Lake, Mich. ; Frank StajDles Bachelder, Stu- 
dent, 1895-96, St. Charles, Minn. 

COLBY UNIVERSITY, WATERVILLE, ME.— Mr. Thomas Fo.xwell Bachel- 
der, A. B. 1858. A. M. 1870; Lawyer. Grand Rapids, Wis., 1859-64; San Francisco, 
Cal.. 1865-83; fruit grower at Sunol. Cal. 

DE PAW UNIVERSITY. DE PAW, IND.— Muter Miller Bachelder, Law- 
yer, Ladoga, Ind., Ph. B. ; b. Feb. 10, 1865, in Greencastle, Ind. 


OBERLIN COLLEGE, OBERLIN, O.— Cora A. Bacheller, La Grange. O., 
here in 18S3; Chas. P. Bachelder, Oberlin, O., here in 1851-2; Clinton Bachelor, 
Newbury, O., here in 1853; Mary S. Bachilder, Whitestown, O., here in 1S51-2; 
Newton M. Bachelder, Peru, Vt, here in 1870. 

SHATTUCK SCHOOL, FARIBAULT, MINN.— There have been in the 
school at different times four boys by the name of Batchelder. The first was 
Frances Young Batchelor, from St. Paul, whose guardian was Joseph Leigh ton. I 
think he was an orphan. He was here in '79-80; did not graduate. The second 
was Fred Everts Batchelder, son of George F. Batchelder, who was at 84 Lake 
street, Chicago, at the time his son was here, from '80 to '82; I think he afterwards 
went to Denver, but I know nothing of the son after he left school. He did not 
graduate. The third was Charles S. Batchelder, who is now a lawyer in this city. 
The last was John D. Batchelder, who graduated here in 'go. from University of 
Vermont in '94, and is now studying in Berlin. He has also been admitted to the 
Bar. He and Charles S. Batchelder are brothers, sons of Mr. George W. Batchel- 
der, of this city. 

PHILLIPS EXETER ACADEMY, EXETER, N. H.—1817, Nathan Batcheld- 
er; res. Epping, N. H. ; b. 1801; d. 1834. 1S32, Joseph W. Batchelder; res. Loudon, 
N. H. ; b. i8ro. 1846, Hendrick Dearborn Batchelder; b. No. Hampton, N. H., in 
1828; was a lawyer in Haverstraw N^. Y. 1856, William Nelson Batchelder; b. 1838, 
at Holliston, Mass. ; gr. Amherst College in 1863 ; was a merchant in La Crosse, Wis. 
1861, Jonah. Bartlett Batchelder; b. 1S43, in Exeter, N. H. ; was a clerk in Boston, 
Mass. 1862, Edward Sawyer Batchelder; b. 1846, in Exeter, N. H. ; was a salesman 
in Boston. 1866, Charles Edwin Batchelder; b. 1849, ii^ No. Hampton, N. H. ; gr. 
Harvard College in 1873; was a lawyer and judge in Portsmouth, N. H. 1877, 
Ferdinand Winthrop Batchelder; b. 1862. in Montreal, P. O. 1880, Frank Hurd 
Batchelder; b. 1863, in Boston, Mass. ; was a clerk in that city. 


The following is a complete list of persons by the name of Batchelor (however 
spelled) who served during the Revolutionary War from Massachusetts. This list is 
compiled from the publication recently issued by the State, under the direction of 
the Secretary of State: 

JOHN BACHALER. Private, Capt. Nathaniel Cowdry's co.. Col. Jacob 
Gerrish's regt. of guards: service from July 2, 177S. to July 16, 1778; 17 days, at 
Winter Hill. 

JOHN BACHALOR. Private, Capt. Nathaniel Cowdry's co.. Col. Jacob Ger- 
rish's regt. of guards; service from July 2, 177S, to July 16, 1778; 17 days, at Winter 

BENJAMIN BACHELDER, Brookfield. Private, Capt. Ithamar Wright's co. 
which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service 8 days; returned home April 
23, 1775; also, Capt. Josiah King's Co., Col. Rufus Putnam's (late D. Brewer's) gth 
regt. ; order for bounty coat, or its equivalent in money, dated Roxbury, Dec. 
2, 1775- 

BENJAMIN BACHELDER. Private, Capt. John Reed's co.. Col. Samuel 
McCobb's regt.; enlisted June 12, 1781; discharged Dec. i, 1781; service, 5 mos. 21 
days ; company raised for defence of eastern Massachusetts. 

WILLIAM BATCHELOR, Jr., Danvers. Private, Capt. Israel Hutchinson's 
CO., which marched on the alarm of April ig, 1775; service, 2 days. 

BENJAMIN BATCHELTER, Brookfield. Private, Capt. King's co., Col. 
Brewer's regt. ; company return dated Oct. 7, 1775. 

WILLIAM BATCHELTER, Sutton. Private, Capt. Samuel Sibley's co., 
which marched April 21, 1775, in response to the alarm of April 10, 1775, to Brain- 
tree; service 7 days. 

, EPHRAIM BATCHERDER. Private, Capt. Wentworth Stewart's co.. Col. 
Phinney's regt. ; billetmg roll from date of enlistment to date of marching to head- 
quarters, July 12, 1775, equivalent to 57 days. 

BENJAMIN BATCHLAR. Private, Capt. Peter Penniman's co.. Col. Job 
Cushing's regt.; marched Aug. 17, 1777; discharged Nov. 29, 1777; service, 2 mos. 
24 days, at the Northward. 


JOHN BATCHELDOR, Hardwick. Private, Capt. Samuel Billing's co., Col. 
Ebenezer Learned's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. i, 1775; enlisted May 4, 1775; 
service, 3 mos. 4 days. 

JOHN BATCHELDOR. Private, Capt. Joshua Reed's co., pay abstract for 
service prior to April, 1776. 

JONATHAN BATCHELDOR, Deerfield. Descriptive list of men enlisted 
froni Essex Co. for the term of 9 months from the time of their arrival at Fishkill, 
June 22, 1778; age, 21 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 6 in. ; complexion, dark; enlisted for town 
of Salem. 

JONATHAN BATCHELDOR, Beverly. Seaman, brigantine "General 
Wayne" (privateer), commanded by Capt. John Leach; descriptive list of officers 
and crew, dated June 17, 17S0; age, 20 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 6 in. ; complexion, dark; 
residence, Beverly. 

NATHAN BATCHELDOR, Beverly. Mate, schooner "Valiant," com- 
manded by Capt. Joshua EUinwood; descriptive list of officers and crew, dated 
June 3, 1780; age, 29 yrs.; stature, 5 ft. 6 in.; complexion, light; residence, 

NATHAN BATCHELDER. Private, Capt. Moses Brown's co., enlisted 
July 15, 1775; service, 6 mos. 2 days, at Beverly; also Capt. Brown's (7th) co.. Col. 
John Glover's (14th) regt.; pay abstracts for Feb. -Sept., 1776; enlisted, Jan. 
9, 1776. 

NATION BATCHELDER. Seaman, brigantine "Tyrannicide," commanded 
by Capt. Jonathan Haraden; engaged March 9, 1777; discharged Aug. 31, 1777. 

NEHEMIAH BATCHELDER, Stow. 2d Lieutenant, Capt. Nathaniel May- 
nard's (4th) co.. Col. Samuel Thatcher's regt. ; list of officers drafted from 4th 
Middlesex Co. regt., as returned by Brig. Oliver Prescott at Groton, Dec. 5, 1776; 
regiment ordered to march to Fairfield, Conn., on or before Dec. 16, 1776. 

SAMUEL BATCHELDER, Pearsontown. Private, Capt. Benjamin Parker's 
CO., Col. Nathaniel Wade's regt.; enlisted June 25 (probably 1778); enlistment, 
6 months, for service at Rhode Island; also Capt. Benjamin Lemont's co.. Col. 
Nathaniel Wade's regt.; enlisted June 25, 1778; discharged Jan. i, 1779; service, 
6 mos. 19 days, at Rhode Island; also, muster roll for Jan.-Sept, 1778, dated East 
Greenwich; enlistment to expire Jan. i, 1779; also, muster roll for Jan. -Oct., 1778, 
dated Warwick. 

JONATHAN BACHLAR. Private, Capt. John Maynard's co.. Col. Job Cush- 
ing's regt. ; pay roll for service from Aug. 21 to Aug. 23, 1777, 3 days; marched to 
Hadley by order of Col. Denney on an alarm at Bennington. Roll dated Shrews- 

NATHAN BATCHLDER. List of men who signed a receipt for advance pay 
received of Daniel Hopkins, dated Beverly, Sept. 25, 1775; service, gfuarding the 
sea coast. 

WILLIAM BATCHLDOR, Andover. List of men enlisted into Continental 
Army (year not given); residence, Andover; enlisted for town of Woburn. 

ABNER BATCHLOR. Corporal, Capt. Bartho. Woodbury's co., col. Job. 
Cushing's (Worcester Co.) regt.; enlisted Aug. 16, 1777; service, 2 mos. 27 days; 
marched to reinforce Northern Army. 

SAMUEL BATCHLOR. Private, Capt. Joshua Jordan's co.. Col. Jonathan 
Mitchel's regt; pay roll for service from July 7, 1779, to Sept. 25, 1779; service, 
2 mos. 20 days, on an expedition against Penobscot. Roll dated Capt. Elizabeth. 

AMOS BACHELDOR. Private, Capt. Benjamin Peabody's co.. Col. Jacob 
Gerrish's (ist) regt.; enlisted Oct. 14, 1779; discharged Nov. 22, 1779; service, 

1 mo. 19 days. Roll dated Middleton. 

ASA BACHELDOR, Marblehead. Private, Capt. Jeremiah Putnam's co.. 
Col. Nathan Tyler's regt.; enlisted July 28, 1779; discharged Jan. i, 1780; 
service, 5 mos. 8 days, on an alarm at Rhode Island. 

BENJAMIN BACHELDOR, Brookfield. Private, Capt. King's co.. Col. D. 
Brewer's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. i, 1775; enlisted July i, 1775; service, i mo. 

2 days. 

BENJAMIN BACHELDOR. Return of men enlisted into Continental Army 
during 1781-82; reported unfit for service; 8th regt. ; age, 47 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 2 in. ; 
disability, rheumatism; enlisted for town of Upton; enlistment, 3 years. 

DAVID BACHELDOR. Private, Capt. Job Knap's co. ; enlisted March 2, 
1781 ; discharged March 15, 1781 ; service, 17 days, at Rhode Island. Roll dated 


JONATHAN BATCHELLOR, Reading. Private, Capt. John Flint's co., 
Col. David Green's regt., which marched on the alarm of Aprilig, 1775; service, 
S davs. 

JOSEPH BATCHELLOR, jr., Andover. Private, Capt. Nathaniel Lovejoy's 
CO., commanded by Lieut. John Adams, Col. Samuel Johnson's regt., which 
marched on the alarm of April ig, 1775, to Cambridge; service, ^'^ days. 

NATHANIEL BATCHELLOR, Grafton. Private, Capt.' Luke Drury'sco., 
Gen. Ward's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service i mo. 
3 days. 

NATHANIEL BATCHELLOR. Private, Capt. Joseph AVarrin's co., Lieut. 
Col. "Wheelock's regt. ; pay roll for service from Aug. 21 to Aug. 26, 1777, 5 days, 
on an alarm at Bennington. 

PERLEY BATCHELLOR, Grafton. Corporal, Capt. Aaron Kimball's co., 
Col. Artemus Ward's regt., which marched on the alarm of April ig, 1757; dis- 
charged May 3. 1775; service, 16 days. 

BENJAMIN BATCHELDER, Marblehead. Private, Capt. Francis Felton's 
CO., enlisted July 18, 1775; pay rolls made up to Dec. 31, 1775; service 5 mos. 27 days 
at Marblehead; also, pay roll for service from Jan. 4, 1776, to Feb. 29, 1776, i mo. 
28 days; also, T^Iatross, Capt. Edward Fettyplace's co. of coast guards; pay rolls for 
service from March i, 1776, to Jan. i, 1777, 10 mos. ; also, list of men appearing on 
a memorandum of beef delivered Feb. 18, 1777. 

BANJAMIN BATCHELDER. Private, Capt. Daniel Gilbert's co.. Col., Job 
Cushing's regt; pay roll for service from July 30, 1777, to Sept. 2, 1777, i mo. 4 days; 
marched from Brookfield to Bennington and Half Moon. 

BENJAMIN BATCHELDER. Receipts for bounty paid him by the town of 
Upton to serve in the Continental Army for the term of 3 years dated Upton, April 
10, 1781. 

BENJAMIN BATCHELDER. Receipt for equipments dated Falmouth, 
Dec. I. 1871. given to Capt. John Reed. - 

BENJAMIN BATCHELDER. List of men taken from Orderly Book of Col. 
Israel Hutchinson of the 27th regt. dated Fort Lee, Nov. 16, 1776; reported a 
Sergeant belonging to Capt. Putnam's (3d) co. ; taken prisoner at Fort Washington. 

THEOPHIlUS BACHELDOR, Boothbay. List of men raised agreeable to 
resolve of April 20, 1778, but rejected by the Muster Master General as unfit for 

AMOS BACHELDORE, Ipswich. Private, Capt. Dodge's co.. Col. Little's 
regt. ; company return dated Oct. 9, 1775; enlistgd May 3, 1775; discharged June 3, 
1775, age 23 years. 

JEREMIAH BACHELDORE. Private, Capt. Joseph Sibley's co.. Col. Dan- 
forth Keyes' regt. ; return of men in service at North Kingston, Dec. 8, 1777, dated 
Sturbridge, Aug. 31, 1783. 

AMOS BACHELDR. Capt. Abraham Dodge's co.. Col. Moses Little's regt. ; 
order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money, dated Dec. 21, 1775. 

BENJAMIN BACHELER. Private, Capt. Peter Penniman's co.. Col. Job 
Cushing's regt. ; enlisted Aug. 17, 1777; service, 3 mos. 13 days, with Northern Army. 

JAMES BACHELER. Private, Capt. McFarland's invalid corps; Continental 
Army pay accounts for service from Dec. i, 1780, to Dec. 31, 1780; repqrted trans- 
ferred from Col. Michael Jackson's (8th) regt. 

BENJAMIN BATCHELDER, Jr., Marblehead. Private, Capt. Francis Fel- 
ton's CO. ; enlisted July 19, i775; pay rolls made up to Dec. 31, 1775; service, 5 mos. 
26 days, at Marblehead. 

CORNELIUS BATCHELDER, Littleton. Capt. Samuel Gilbert's co.. Col. 
William Prescott's regt. ; order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money, dated 
Cambridge, Oct. 30, 1775. 

EZRA BATCHELDER. Private, Capt. Reuben Sibley's co., Gol. Jacob 
Davis' regt; marched July 30, 1780; discharged Aug. 8, 1780; service, 13 j-^ days, 
on an alarm at Rhode Island. 

GEORGE BATCHELDER, Marblehead. Private, Capt. Francis Felton's co. ; 
enlisted July 24, 1775, pay rolls made up to Dec. 31, 1775; service 5 mos. 21 days, at 
Marblehead; also, pay rolls for service from Jan. 4, 1776, to Feb. 29, 1776, i mo. 28 
days; also, Matross, Capt. Edward Fettyplace's co. ; pay rolls for service from 
March i, 1776, to Sept. i, 1776. 6 mos. 

GEORGE BACHELDER. Seaman, brigantine "Tyrannicide," commanded 
by Capt. Jonathan Haraden; engaged March 9, 1777; discharged Aug. 29, 1777; 
service, 5 mos. 20 days. 


JAMES BACHELDER, Gloucester. Private, ~Capt. Nathanier Wade's co. ; 
enlisted Dec. 30, 1775 (service not given). 

JAMES BACHELDER. Col. Little's regt. ; pay abstract for clothing, etc., 
dated March 22, 1776. 

JOSEPH BACHELDER. Sergeant, Capt. Samuel Johnson's co.. Col. John- 
son's regt.; enlisted Aug. 14, 1777; discharged Nov. 30, 1777; service, 4 mos., with 
Northern Army. Roll sworn to at Andover. 

RUFUS BACHELDER. Private, Col. William R. Lee's regt. ; enlisted June 
20, 1777; reported deserted Aug. i, 1777. 

GEORGE BATCHELLOR. Seaman, brigantine "Massachusetts," com- 
manded by Capt. Daniel Souther; engaged Aug. 16, 1776; discharged Dec. 21, 1776; 
service, 4 mos. 5 days. 

ISRAEL BATCHELLOR. Wenham. Sergeant, Capt. Richard Dodge's co. , Col. 
Loammi Baldwin's (late Gerrish's)regt. ; company return dated Chelsea, Oct. 2, 1775 ; 
also. Capt. Dodge's co.. Col. Baldwin's (26th) regt. ; return of men in service Dec. 9, 
1776, dated Chatham; also, return of men in service for 6 weeks from Dec. 31, 1776. 

JAMES BATCHELLOR, Gloucester. Private, Colonel's co.. Col. Michael 
Jackson's regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from Jan. i, 1780, to Nov. 
30, 17S0; reported transferred to Capt. McFarland's invalid corps at Boston in 1780. 

JEREMIAH BATCHELLOR. Upton. Descriptive list of men, raised to 
reinforce Continental Army for the term of 6 months, agreeable to resolve of 
June 5, 17S0; age, 19 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 5 in.; complexion, dark; residence, Upton; 
arrived at Springfield, July 27, 1780; marched to camp July 28, 1780, under command 
of Capt. Storer. 

JONATHAN BATCHELDER, Beverly, ist Lieutenant, Capt. Caleb Dodge's 
CO., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775, from Beverly (2d Parish) to Lex- 
ington and Concord ; service. 2 days. 

JOSEPH BATCHELDER. Marblehead. Private. Capt. John Selman's (Sth) 
CO., Col. John Glover's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. i, 1775; enlisted May 27, 1775 ; 
service, 2)^ mos. 3 days; also, company return dated Cambridge, Oct. 9, 1775; also, 
order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money, dated Marblehead, Jan. 3, 1776. 

JOSEPH BATCHELDER, Upton. List of men raised for the 6 months 
service and returned by Brig. Gen. Paterson as having passed muster, in a return 
dated Camp Totoway, Oct. 25, 1780. 

JOSHUA BATCHELDER, Sanford. Private, Capt. Morgan Lewis' co., which 
marched April 21, 1775, in response to the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 3 days. 

JOSIAH BATCHELDER, Wenham. Lieut. Billy Porter's co.. Col. Mans- 
field's regt. ; order for advance pay dated Cambridge, June 8, 1775; also, private, 
Capt. Ebenezer Francis' co.. Col. Mansfield's regt.; muster roll dated Aug. i, 1775; 
enlisted May 4, 1775; service, 3 mos. 5 days. 

JONATHAN BACHELDOR, Salem. List of men enlisted from Essex Co., 
for the term of 9 months from the time of their arrival at Fishkill, June 22, 1778. 

NEHEMIAH BACHELDOR. 2d Lieutenant. Capt. Robert Cutting's co.. 
Col. Mcintosh's regt.. Gen. Lovell's brigade; marched on an alarm at Rhode Island 
Aug. I, 1778; discharged Sept. 13, 1778; service, i mo. 16 days. 

SAMUEL BACHELDOR, Pearsontown. Capt. Samuel Whitn:ore's co., Col. 
Reuben Fogg's regt. ; pay abstract for mileage (year not given). 

SAMUEL BACHELDOR. Private, Capt. Benjamin Phillip's co., Lieut. Col. 
Timothy Robinson's (Hampshire Co. ) regt.; muster roll dated Garrison at Ticon- 
deroga, Feb. 24, 1777; enlisted Dec. 23, 1776; enlistment to expire March 23, 1777. 

SAMUEL BACHELDOR, Shutesbury. List of men enlisted from Hampshire 
Co. for the term of 8 months from the time of their arrival at Fishkill, June 15, 1778 ; 
Col. Nixon's regt. ; residence, Shutesbury. 

ABNER BATCHELDER. Corporal, Capt. Bartholomew Woodbury's co.. 
Col. John Cushing's regt. ; enlisted Aug. 13, 1777; discharged Oct. 29, 1777; service, 
2 mos. 27 days, in Northern department. Roll sworn to at Worcester. 

ABNER BATCHELDER. Sergeant. Capt. Reuben Sibley's co.. Col. Jacob 
Davis' regt.; marched July 30, 1780; discharged Aug. 7, 1780; service 12^ days, 
on an alarm at Rhode Island. 

ABRAHAM BATCHELDER. Lieutenant, Capt. Reuben Sibley's co., Col. 
Jacob Davis' regt.; marched July 30, 1780; discharged Aug. 8, 1780; service, i^y, 
days, on an alarm at Rhode Island. 

ARCHELAUS BATCHELDER, Beverly. Ensign, Capt. Asa Prince's co., 
Col. Mansfield's regt; muster roll dated Aug. i, 1775; enlisted April 25, 1775; 
service, 3 mos. 14 days. 


ASA BATCHELDER, Beverly. Capt. Billy Porter's co., Col. Ebenezer 
Francis' regt. ; pay abstract for 40 days rations from date of enlistment, Feb. 13, 
1777, to time of arrival at Bennington; marched March 12, 1777; also. Private, Capt. 
Porter's co., Col. Benjamin Tapper's regt.; Continental Army pay accounts for 
service from Jan. i to Feb. 13, 1780. 

ASA BATCHOLDER, Danvers. Boy, Ship "Rhodes," commanded by Capt. 
Nehemiah Buffington; descriptive list of officers and crew, dated Aug. 14, 1780; 
age, 16 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 6 in. ; complexion, light; residence, Danvers. 

BATCHOLDOR, Hopkinton. Private, Capt. Samuel Baldvi^in's co., 

Col. Dike's regt. ; return of men in service from Dec. 19, 1776, to March i, 1777. 

JEREMIAH BATCHOLDOR, Hopkinton. Ensign, Capt. Samuel Baldwin's 
CO., Col. Dike's regt. ; return of men in service from Dec. 19, 1776, to March i, 1777. 

BENJAMIN BATTCHELOR, Upton. Private, Capt. Robert Taft's co.. Col. 
Silas Wheelock's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Roxlaury; 
service, 8 days. 

THEOPHILUS BATCHELDER, Georgetown. Corporal, Capt. James 
Lemont's co. ; enlisted July 22, 1775; roll made up to Dec. 31, 1775; service, 5 mos. 
22 days, at Georgetown; also, 2d Lieutenant; list of officers of Mass. militia; com- 
missioned July 12, 177S; company detached to guard troops of convention. 

TIMOTHY BATCHELDER, Beverly. Lieut. Billy Porter's co., Col. Mans- 
field's regt.; order for advance pay dated Cambridge, June 8, 1775; also, Private, 
Capt. Ebenezer Francis' co. , Col. Mansfield's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. i, 1775; 
enlisted May 7, 1775; service, 3 mos. 2 days; also, Capt. Francis' co.. Col. Israel 
Hutchinson's regt. ; order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money, dated Winter 
Hill, Oct. 26, I77S. 

WILLIAM BATCHELDER. Private, Capt. Isaac Sherman's co.. Col. Bald- 
win's (26th) regt. ; pay abstract for March, 1776. 

WILLIAM BATCHELDER, Boston. Private, Major's co., Col. Wesson's 
regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from Feb. 22, 1778, to Dec. 31, 
1779; residence, Boston, credited to town of Rowley. 

BATCHELDOR. Lieutenant, Capt. Newhall's (ist) co., 27th regt; 

return of officers (year not given). 

THEOPHILUS BATCHELOR. Capt. Miles Greenwood's co., Col. Jacob 
Gerrish's regt. of guards; enlisted Nov. 11, 1777; rolls made up to April 3, 1778; 
service, 4 mos. 23 days. Rolls dated Camp at Winter Hill. 

TIMOTHY BATCHELOR, Beverly. Private, Lieut. Peter Shaw's co., which 
marched on the alarm of April ig, 1775; service, 2 days; also, Capt. Francis' co. , 
Col. Mansfield's regt. ; company return dated Oct. 6, 1775. 

UZZIEL BATCHELOR, Andover. Private, Capt. Nathaniel Lovejoy's co., 
commanded by Lieut. John Adams, Col. Samuel Johnson's regt., which marched on 
the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Cambridge; service, 2>}2 days. 

WILLIAM BATCHELOR. Private, Capt. Isaac Sherman's co.. Col. Bald- 
win's (26th) regt; pay abstracts for Dec, 1775, and Feb., 1776; enlisted Nov. 27, 
1775; also, pay abstracts for April, May and June, 1776, dated New York; also, list 
of men who lost articles at the evacuation of New York, Sept. 14, 1776. 

WILLIAM BATCHELOR. Capt. Caleb Robinson's co.. Col. Loammi Bald- 
win's (26th) regt. ; pay abstracts for mileage, etc., in 1776. 

GIDEON BATCHELDER. Corporal, Capt. John Low's co.. Col. Israel 
Hutchinson's (19th) regt. ; order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money, dated 
Winter Hill, Oct. 21, 1775; also. Sergeant, Capt. Lowe's (6th) co., 27th regt. ; list of 
officers (year not given). 

ISRAEL BATCHELDER, Wenham. Sergeant, Capt. Richard Dodge's co., 
Col. Baldwin's (late Gerrish's) regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. i, 1775 ; enlisted May i, 
1775; service, 13 weeks i day; also, Capt. Dodge's co.,Col. Baldwin's (26th) regt.; 
pay abstracts for Jan. , Feb., March and May, 1776; also receipt dated New York, 
Aug. II, 1776. 

JAMES BATCHELDER. Receipts for allowance to April 30, 1776, and from 
April to July 13, 1776, dated Long Island, given ^to Capt. Nathaniel Wade; also, 
abstract for arms, etc., dated Prospect Hill, 1776. 

JAMES BATCHELDER. Private, list of enlisted men made up to Jan. 1781 ; 
Capt. Story's (5th) co., Col. Michael Jackson's (8th) regt.; enlistment, during war; 
reported transferred to invalid corps at Boston, Oct. 30, 1780. 

JEREMIAH BATCHELDER, Upton. List of men raised for the 6 months 
service and returned by Brig. Gen. Paterson as having passed muster, in a return 
dated Camp Totoway. Oct. 25, 17S0. 


ARCHELAUS BATCHELOR. Ensign, Capt. John Low's cc, Col. Mans- 
field's (Essex Co. ) regt. ; list of officers of Mass. militia; commissioned June 7, 


ASA BATCHELOR, Beverly. Private, Capt. Porter's co., Col. Benjamin 
Tupper's regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from Feb. 13, 1777, to 
Dec. 31, 1779; also, muster roll for Jan. 1779, dated West Point; reported on com- 
mand at the Lines ; enlistment, 3 years. 

BENJAMIN BATCHELOR, Upton. Private, ^Capt. Ezra Wood's co., com- 
pany return dated April 19 (probably 1775). 

BENJAMIN BATCHELOR, Upton. Private, Capt. David Batchelor's co.. 
Col. Joseph Read's regt; muster roll dated Aug. i, 1775; enlisted April 27, 1775- 
service, 3 mos. 12 daj's; also, order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money, 
dated Roxbury, Oct. 24, 1775. 

BENJAMIN BATCHELOR. Receipt for bounty dated Upton, Oct. 25, 1779- 
company detached to march to Claverack agreeable to resolve of Oct. 9, 1779. 

BENJAMIN BATCHELOR, Pepperellborough. List of men mustered in 
York CO., as returned by Nathaniel Wells, Muster Master, June 6, 1780; enlistment,. 
8 months, for service in Eastern Massachusetts. 

CORNELIUS BATCHELOR, Shirley. Return of men enlisted into Conti- 
nental Army from Capt. Jewett's (3d) co., Col. Jonathan Reed's (6th Middlesex Co.) 
regt, dated Littleton, May 29, 1777; residence, Shirley; enlisted for town of Little- 
ton; enlistment, 3 years; also, return, dated Feb. 19, 1778; reported in service 
since 1776. 

DANIEL BATCHELOR, Andover. Private, Capt. Nathaniel Lovejoy's co., 
commanded by Lieut. John Adams, Col. Samuel Johnson's regt., which marched on 
the alarm of April ig, 1775, to Cambridge; service, 2>'A days. 

DAVID BATCHELOR, Northbridge. Lieutenant, Capt. Josiah Wood's co., 
which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Roxbury; service, S days; reported 
enlisted into the army; also. Captain, Col. Joseph Read's (Worcester Co.) regt. ^ 
return for rations dated Roxbury, June 25, 1775; also, muster roll dated Aug. i, 
1775; enlisted April 26, 1775; service, 3 mos. 13 days. 

JOHN BACHELTER. Private, Capt. Joshua Reed's co., Col. Varnum's 
regt. ; enlisted Jan. 3, 1776 (service not given). 

JOSEPH BACHILDER, Marblehead. Private, Capt. Putnam's co.. Col. 
Hutchinson's regt., return of men in service in 1776; enlistment 12 months; 

JOHN BACHILLOR. Private, Capt. Elijah Lewis' co.. Col. Christopher 
Greene's (ist Rhode Island) regt. ; muster roll dated Dec. 24, 1777; enlisted Jan. i, 
1777; enlistment, during war, reported deserted Jan. 1777. 

WILLIAM BACHLICOR. List of men who re-enlisted for the war between 
Oct. 22 and Nov. 24, 1779, as returned hy Maj. Joseph Pettingill, of the 9th 
battalion ; received State and Continental bounties. 

DANIEL BACHLOR, Beverly. Seaman, brigantine "Defence," commanded 
by Capt. John Edmonds; descriptive list of officers and crew, dated Aug. 21, rySi ; 
stature, 5 ft. 7 in. ; complexion, light; residence, Beverly. 

JEREMIAH BATCHELLER. Private, Capt. Joseph Sibley's co., Col. Dan- 
forth Keyes' regt. ; enlisted July 20, 1777; ser\nce on an alarm at Rhode Island roll 
dated Providence, Dec. 22, 1777. 

JONATHAN BACHELLER, Upton. Private, Capt. Robert Taft's co., Col. 
Silas Wheelock's regt, which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Roxbury;. 
service, 3 days. 

JOSEPH BATCHELLER. Corporal, Capt Benjamin Lock's co., Col. William 
Bond's (also (Gardner's) regt ; receipt for wages for Oct. 1775, dated Camp at Pros- 
pect Hill ; also, order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money, dated Prospect 
Hill, Dec. 22, 1775. 

JOSEPH BATCHELLER. List of men taken from the Orderly Book of Col. 
Israel Hutchinson of the 27th regt, dated Fort Lee, Nov. 16, 1776; served in Capt. 
Putnam's co. ; taken prisoner at Fort Washington (name crossed out on list). 

JOSIAH BATCHELLER. Capt Ebenezer Francis' co., Col. Israel Hutchin- 
son's (late Mansfield's) regt ; order for bounty coat or its equivalent in monev, dated 
Winter Hill, Oct 26, 1775. 

EPHRAIM BACHELOR, Pearsontown. Private, Capt. Stewart's co.. Col. 
Phinney's (31st) regt. ; company return dated Sept. 29, 1775; enlisted May 16, 1775. 

ISRAEL BACHELOR, Wenham. Private, Capt. Billy Porter's co., Col. John 
Baker's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 5 days. 


ISRAEL BACHELOR. Capt. Richard Dodge's co., Col. Loammi Baldwin's 
regt. ; return dated Chelsea, Dec. S, 1775; also, Sergeant, Col. Baldwin's (26th) 
regt. : list of men who agreed to serve 6 weeks from Dec. 31, 1776, dated Trenton. 

JAMES BACHELOR, Lynn. Private, Capt. William Farrington's (2d) co., 
which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Concord; service, 2 days. 

JAMES BACHELOR. Private, Capt. Moses McFarland's invalid corps; sta- 
tioned at Boston; pay abstract for Oct. -Dec, 1780; enlistment, during war. 

PERREN BATCHELLOR. Private, Capt. Thomas Baker's co., Col. Benja- 
min Haws' regt; enlisted Aug. 2, 177S; discharged Sept. 12, 1778; service, t mo. 
12 days, on an alarm at Rhode Island. Roll dated Upton. 

ABXER BATCHELOR, Sutton. Private, Capt. John Putnam's co., Col. 
Ebenezer Larned's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 
^i days; also, Lieut. Joseph Sibley's co. , Col. Jonathan Holman's regt. ; marched to 
Rhode Island on the alarm of Dec. 10, 1776; service i mo. 13 days; stationed at 
Providence, R. I. 

ABRAHAM BATCHELOR, Sutton. Corporal. Capt. John Putnam's co.. Col. 
Ebenezer Larned's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 177;; service, 
14 days; also. Corporal, Capt. Abraham Batcheller's co., Col. Jonathan Holman's 
regt. : marched to Providence, R. I., on an alarm in Dec, 1776; service, 43 days. 

AMOS BATCHELOR, Wenham. Descriptive list of men raised to reinforce 
Continental Army for the term of (> months, agreeable to resolve of June 5, 1780; 
age, 18 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 9 in. ; complexion, dark; residence, Wenham; arrived at 
Springfield, July 3, 1780; marched to camp, July 3, 1780, under command of Lieut, 
Daniel Frye of the artificers. (See Amos Blancher. ) 

SAMUEL BATCHELDOR. Private, Capt. Asabel Gunn's co.. Col. David 
Well's regt. ; enlisted Oct. 4, 1777; discharged Oct. 18, 1777; service, 20 days. Roll 
dated Montague. 

UZZIEL BATCHELDOR. Corporal, Capt. James Mallon's co., Lieut. Col. 
Putnam's regt.; enlisted Aug. 18, 1781; discharged Dec. 4, 1781; service, 3 mos. 28 
days ; enlistment, 3 months ; regiment raised in Essex and Plymouth counties tq 
re-enforce Continental Army. 

ENOCH BATCHELER. Private, Capt. Isaac Martin's co.. Col. Ezra Wood's 
regt.; Maj. Gen. Spencer's brigade; marched April 17, 1777; service, 23 days at 
Rhode Island. Roll sworn to at Boston. 

ISRAEL BATCHELER. Sergeant, Capt. Richard Dodge's co.. Col. Bald- 
win's (26th) regt. ; pay abstract for April, 1776. 

JONATHAN BATCHELER. Corporal, Capt. Benjamin Farrar's co., Lieut. 
Col. Nathan Tyler's (3d Worcester Co.) regt.; marched to Rhode Island on the 
alarm of Dec 8, 1776; discharged Jan. 21, 1777; service, i mo. 14 days; stationed 
at Providence, R. I. 

JOHN BATCHELDER, Beverly. Sergeant, Capt. Caleb Dodge's co., which 
marched on the alarm of April ig, 1775, from Beverly (2d Parish) to Lexington 
and Concord; service, 2 days. 

JOHN BATCHELDER. Private, Capt. Abel Dmsmore's co.. Col. David 
Field's regt. ; payroll for service from Aug. 17 to Aug. 19, 1777, 4 days; marched 
to the Northward by order of Gen. Gates; dismissed by Gen. Lincoln. Roll sworn 
to at Boston. 

JOHN BATCHELDER, Ipswich. Corporal, Capt. Robert Dodge's co.. Col. 
Samuel Johnson's regt.; Gen. Warner's brigade; marched Aug. 15, 1777; dis- 
charged Dec 14, 1777; service, 4 mos., atPeekskill; company detached from 3d regt. 

JOHN BATCHELDER. Capt. Jonathan Proctor's co., Col. Jacob Gerrish's 
regt. of guards; enlisted Nov. 17, 1777; rolls made up to April 3, 1778; service, 4 
mos. 17 days, at Charlestown and Cambridge. 

PETER BACHILO. Seaman; list of prisoners delivered to Col. Gabriel 
Johonnot bv Chas. Waller, Commissary of Prisoners, at Rhode Island, March 17, 

DAVID BASHELOR. Private, Capt. Benjamin Read's co.. Col. John Rand's 
(Worcester Co.) regt. ; enlisted July 14, 1780; discharged Oct. 12, 1780; service, 3 
mos. 8 days, at West Point; enlistment, 3 months; company raised to re-enforce 
Continental Army. 

ISRAEL BATCHALOR. Sergeant. Capt. Richard Dodge's co.. Col. Bald- 
win's (26th) regt. ; pay abstract for June, 1776. 

JEREMIAH BATCHELAR, Upton. Pay roll for 6 months' men raised by 
the town of Upton for service in the Continental Army during 1780; marched to 
West Point, Aug. 6, 1780; discharged Dec 17, 1780; service, 4 mos. 21 days. 


JOSEPH BATCHELER, Upton. Pay roll for 6 months' men raised by the 
town of Upton for service in the Continental Army during 1780; marched to West 
Point, Aug. 6, 17S0; discharged Dec. 17, 1780; service. 4 mos. 21 days. 

BENJAMIN BATCHELOR, Upton. Private, Capt. Thomas Baker's co.. Col. 
Benjamin Haws' regt. ; enlisted Aug. 2, 1778; discharged Sept. 12, 177S; service, 
I mo. 12 days, on an alarm at Rhode Island; also, Capt. Thomas Marshall Baker's 
CO., Col. Samuel Denny's regt.; enlisted Oct. 23, 1779; discharged Nov. 23, 1779; 
service, i mo. 11 days; enlistment, 3 months; ordered to Claverick, Hudson's river; 
also, descriptive list of enlisted men; Capt. Baker's co.. Col. Tyler's regt. ; age, 45 
yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 2 in.; complexion, light; occupation, farmer; residence, Upton; 
enlisted April 6, 1781 ; enlistment, 3 years. 

DAVID BATCHELLOR. Captain, Col. Tyler's regt.; enlisted July 27, 1780; 
discharged Aug. 8, 1780; service, 16 days, on an alarm at Rhode Island. 

DAVID BATCHELLOR. Private, Capt. Ephraim Hartwell's co. of guards; 
enlisted Oct. 27, 1779; discharged April 24, 17S0; service, 5 mos. 27 days, at Rut- 

ENOCH BATCHELLOR. Private, Capt. Benjamin Farrar's co., Lieut. Col. 
Nathan Tyler's (3d Worcester Co.) regt. ; marched to Rhode Island on the alarm of 
Dec. 8, 1776; discharged Jan. 21, 1777; service, i mo. 14 days; stationed at Provi- 
dence, R. I.; also, Capt. Thomas Baker's co., Col. Tyler's regt.; enlisted July 27, 
1780; discharged Aug. S, 1780; service, 15 days, on an alarm at Rhode Island. 

WILLIAM BACHELLER. Surgeon, Col. Samuel Johnson's regt. ; pay 
abstract for rations from Aug. 21 to Dec. 12, 1777. 

DAVID BACHELLOR. Captam, Col. Wood's regt. ; order for wages, mile- 
age, etc., dated Northbridge, April 6, 1779. 

DAVID BACHELLOR Col. Wood's regt.; order for wages, mileage etc., 
dated Northbridge, April 6, 1779. 

JEREMIAH BACHELLOR. Private. Capt. Joseph Sibley's co., Col. Dan- 
forth Keyes' regt. ; pay roll for service from July 20 to Aug. 20, 1777, dated North 
Kingston, Dec. 3, 1777; also payroll for service from Dec. i, 1777, to Jan. 2, 1778, 
I mo. 2 days, on an alarm at Rhode Island. Roll dated Providence. 

JOHN BACHELLOR, JR., Beverly. Private, Capt. Israel Hutchinson's co., 
which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775, from Danvers; service, 2 days. 

ABEL BATCHELDOR, Beverly. Return of men enlisted into Continental 
Army from 2d Beverly Co., Essex Co., regt, dated Feb. 19, 1778; residence, Bev- 
erly; enlisted for town of Beverly ; joined Capt. William Porter's co.. Col. Francis' 
regt. ; enlistment, 3 years. 

DAVID BATCHELDOR. Captain. Worcester Co. regt. ; list of officers of 
Mass. militia; commissioned Jan. 30, 1778. 

EPHRAIM BATCHELDOR. Capt. Wentworth Stuart's co.. Col. Edmund 
Phinney's regt. ; order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money, dated Fort No. 
2, Cambridge, Oct. 26, 1775. 

GIDEON BATCHELDOR, Beverly. Capt. John Low's co., Col. Hutchinson's 
regt.; receipt for adv^ance pay dated Cambridge, July i, 1775; also, Corporal; 
muster roll dated Aug. i, 1775; enlisted May 12, 1775; service. 2 mos. 25 days. 

JONATHAN BACHELLOR. Private, Capt. Simeon Brown's co.. Col. Jacob 
Gerrish's regt. of guards; service from April 2, 177S, to July 3, 1778, 3 mos. 2 days. 
Roll dated Camp at Winter Hill. 

NEHEMIAH BACHELLOR. Second Lieutenant, Capt. Silas Taylor's (3d) 
CO., 4th Middlesex Co. regt.; list of officers of Mass. militia; chosen by ist co. in 
Stow; commissioned Julv 5, 1776. 

WILLIAM BACHELLOR. Surgeon, Col. Samuel Johnson's regt. ; pay 
abstract for horse rations dated June 5, 1778; service, 113 days. 

AMOS BACHELOR, Ips\vich. Private, Capt. Abraham Dodge's co., Col. 
Moses Little's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. i, 1775; enlisted May 3, 1775; service, 
4 weeks 4 days; reported service ended June 3, 1775. 

AMOS BACHELOR. Private, Capt. Seth Newton's co., Col. Abijah Steam's 
regt. ; service, 3 mos. 2 days, from April to July 2, 177S, with guards at Roxbury. 

AMOS BACHELOR. Private, Capt. John Spurr's co., Col. Thomas Nixon's 
(6th) regt. ; enlisted July 3, 1780; discharged Dec. 13, 1780; service, 5 mos. 12 days; 
enlistment, 6 months. 

JOHN PRESCOTT BACHELER. Tewksbury. Private, Capt. Hall's co., 
Lieut. Col. Bond's (late Gardner's) 37th regt. ; company return dated Prospect Hill, 
Oct. 6, 1775; reported transferred to the train May i, 1775. 


JONATHAN BACHELER, Reading. Capt. John Flint's (3d) co., Col. Bald- 
win's regt. ; list of men dated May 15, 1775. 

THEOPHILUS BACHELER. Private, Capt. Samuel Huse's co., Col. Jacob 
Gerrish's regt. of guards; enlisted July 13, 177S: discharged Nov. 15, 1778; service, 

4 mos. 4 days. 

BENJAMIN BACHELLER, Upton. Private, Capt. Benjamin Richardson's 
CO., Col. Dyke's regt.; pay abstract for travel allowance to Dorchester Heights, 
dated Nov. 28, 1776; credited with 2 days' allowance. 

JOHN BACHELLER, Reading. Captain of a co. in Col. Ebenezer Bridge's 
regt, which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 5 days; also, muster 
roll dated Aug. i, 1775; enlisted April 24, 1775; service, 3 mos. 14 days; also, com- 
pany return dated Cambridge, Sept. 25, 1775. 

JONATHAN BACHELLER. Private, Capt. Simeon Brown's co.. Col. Jacob 
Gerrish's regt. of guards; service, 10 days, from July 2 to July 12, 177S. Roll dated 
camp at Winter Hill. 

JOSEPH BACHELLER, Marblehead. Corporal, Capt. Lock's co., Lieut. Col. 
Bond's (late Gardner's) 37th regt. ; company return dated Prospect Hill, Oct. 6, 
1775; reported as taking the place of Thomas Cutter, who was discharged Oct. 5, 


RUFUS BACHELLER. List of men mustered in Suffolk Co. by Nathaniel 
Barber, dated Boston, June 22, 1777; Capt. Drown's co., Col. Bradford's regt.; en- 
listment, 3 years. 

THEOPHILUS BACHELLER, Salem. Private, Capt. Joseph Hiller's co.. 
Col. Jonathan Titcomb's regt. ; roll made up from date of arrival at Providence, 
R. I., May 6, 1777; discharged July 6, 1777; service, 2 mos. 6 days. 

THEOPHILUS BACHELLER. Capt. Simeon Brown's co., Col. Jacob Ger- 
rish's regt. of guards; service, 10 days, from July 2 to July 12, 1778. Roll dated 
camp at Winter Hill 

JOHN BACHLOR. Private, Capt. Jesse Wyman's co.. Col. Jacob Gerrish's 
regt. of guards; enlisted Feb. 18, 1778; roll made up to May iS, 1778; service, 3 
mos., at Bunker Hill. 

BENJAMIN BACHOLTER, Pepperellborough. Private, Capt. Josiah Davis' 
CO., Col. Joseph Prime's (York Co.) regt.; enlisted May 3, 17S0; discharged Dec. 
8, 1780; service, 7 mos. 6 days; enlistment, 8 months; company raised for defense 
of eastern Massachusetts. 

ISRAEL BATCHALDER. Sergeant, Capt. Richard Dodge's co., Col. 
Loammi Baldwin's (26th) regt.; return for mileage, etc., for the year 1776; re- 
ported deceased. 

ISRAEL BATCH ALDOR. Sergeant, Capt. Richard Dodge's eo., Lieut. Col. 
Baldwin's (38th) regt.; muster roll for Sept. and Oct., 1775; entered service April 
19. 1775; enlisted into the army May i, 1775. 

ENOCH BACHALOR. Corporal, Capt. Philip Ammidon's co.. Col. Dean's 
regt; enlisted March 4, 1781; discharged March 18, 1781; service, 14 days, on an 
alarm at Rhode Island. 

JEREMIAH BACHELOR. Private, Capt. Jioseph McNall's co., Lieut. Col. 
Samuel Pierce's regt. ; enlisted May 17, 1779; service, i mo. iS davs, on an alarm at 
Rhode Island, marched to Riverton, R. I. 

JOHN P. BACHELOR, Tewksbury. Private, Capt. John William's co.. Col. 
Sprout's regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from Dec. 12, 1779, to 
April 27, 1780; reported deserted. April 27, 1780. 

JONATHAN BACHELOR. Private, Capt. Samuel Huse's co.. Col. Jacob 
Gerrish's regt. of guards; enlisted July 13, 1778; discharged Dec. 14, 1778; service, 

5 mos. 3 days. 

JOSEPH BACHELOR. Marblehead. Corporal, Capt. Benjamin Lock's co., 
Col. Thomas Gardner's regt. ; enlisted Oct. 4 (year not given). 

NEHEMIAH BACHELOR, Stow. Private, Capt. William Whitcomb's co.. 
Col. James Prescott's regt, which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 
3 days. 

PERRIN BACHELOR, Upton. Corporal, Capt Stephen Sadler's co.. Col. 
Wheelock's regt, which marched April 20, 1775, in response to the alarm of April 
19, 1775. to Roxbury; service, 5 days; also, Ensign, Col. Nicholas Dike's regt; 
engaged Dec. 1, 1776 (ser\'ice not given); also, Capt. Samuel Baldwin's co. , Col. 
Dike's regt; list of officers of Mass. militia; com panv agreed to serve at Dor- 
chester Heights until March i, 1777. 


PRINCE BACHELOR, Amesbury. Private, Capt. A. William's co.. Col. 
Spoar's (late Brewer's) regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 
I, 1777, to Feb. 10, 1778; "reported died Feb. 10, 177S; also, Capt. Nathan Watkin's 
CO., Col. Brewer's regt. ; muster return made agreeable to order of Council of Dec. 

26. 1777- 

THEOPHILUS BACHELOR, Lynn. Ensign; list of men who served at 
Concord battle and elsewhere belonging to Lynn, now Lynn, Lynnfield and Saugus. 
WILLL^M BACHELOR. Surgeon, Col. Samuel Johnson's regt.; engaged 
Aug. 21, 1777; discharged Nov. 30, 1777; service, 3 mos. 23 days. 

WILLL\M BACHELOR. List of men who deserted from 9th regt. between 
Jan. I and Dec. 24, 1780, dated West Point. 

JEREMIAH RATCHELOR, Upton. Private, Capt. William Henry's co., 
Worcester Co. regt.; enlisted Oct. 6, 1779; discharged Nov. 10. 1779; service, i 
mo. 7 days, at Castle and Governor's Islands. 

JOHN BATCHELOR, Wenham. Private, Capt. Thomas Kimball's co.. Col. 
John Baker's regt, which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 2 days. 
JOHN BATCHELOR, Topsfield. Private, Capt. Stephen Perkin's co., which 
marched on the alarm of April 19, 177=,; service, 2'^ days. 

JOHN BATCHELOR, Hardwick. Private, Capt. Samuel Billing's co., Col. 
Ebenezer Learned's regt. ; company return dated Oct. 7, 1775. 

JOHN BATCHELOR. Captain, Col. Ebenezer Bridge's regt.; list of officers 
to be commissioned dated Watertown, Mav 27, 1775. 

JOHN P. BATCHELER, Tewksbur'y. Matross, Capt. Callender's co., Col. 
Gridley's (Artillery) regt.; muster roll dated Aug. i, 1775: enlisted June 5, 177?; 
service, 2 mos. i day; also, Lieut. Perkins' co. , Col. Gridley's regt. ; company return 
(probablv Oct. 1775). 

JONATHAN BATCHELOR, Upton. Private, Capt. Ezra Wood's co. ; com- 
panv return dated April 19 (probablv 1775). 

'JOSEPH BATCHELOR. PriVate, Capt. William Tucker's co.. Col. Jacob 
Gerrish's regt. ; enlisted July 10, 1778; discharged Jan. i, 1779; service, 5 mos. 23 
days, including time to return home. 

' JOSEPH BATCHELOR, Upton. Descriptive list of men raised to re-en- 
force Continental Army for the term of 6 months, agreeable to resolve of June 5, 
1780; age, 17 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 6 in. ; complexion, dark; residence, Upton; arriv-ed 
at Springfield, July 27, 1780; marched to camp July 28, 17S0, under command of 
Capt. Storer. 

JOSEPH BATCHELOR. Corporal, Capt. Benjamin Lock's co., Col. Thomas 
Gardner's regt. ; pay abstract for Oct. (year not given 1. 

J03IAH BATCHELOR. Private, list of men returned as serving on main 
guard at Prospect Hill under Col. Loammi Baldwin, July i6, 177'^. 

JOSIAH BATCHELOR, Wenham. Private, Capt. Francis' co.. Col. Mans- 
field's regt ; companv return dated Oct. 6, 1775. 

MARK BATCHELOR. Private, Capt. Abraham Batcheller's co.. Col. Jona- 
than Holman's regt. ; service, 10 days, in Dec, 1776; marched to Providence, R. I., 
on an alarm. 

PRESCOT BATCHELOR, Tewksbury. Private, Capt. John Trull's co., Col. 
Ebenezer Bridge's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, g 

PRINCE BATCHELOR, Amesbury. Private, Capt. Nathan Watkin's co., 
Col. Eiimund Phinney's regt. ; muster roll dated Garrison at Fort George, Dec. 8, 
1776; enlisted .\pril 2, 1776; reported on command at Ticonderoga. 

SAMUEL BATCHELOR. Private, Capt. Benjamin Phillips' co., Lieut. Col. 
Timothy Robinson's (Hampshire Co.) regt.; enlisted Dec. 23, 1776; discharged 
April I, 1777; service, 3 mos. 10 days; marched to Ticonderoga. 

SAMUEL BATCHELOR Sergeant, Capt. Richard Dodge's co.. Col. Bald- 
win's regt. ; list of men (vear not given). 

JOSEPH BATCHELER. Corporal, Capt. Ephraim Hartwell's co. of guards; 
enlisted Oct. 25, 1779; discharged April 23, 1780; service, 5 mos. 2S days, at Rutland. 
THEOPHILUS BATCHELER, Georgetown. Second Lieutenant, Col. Sam- 
uel McCobb's (Lincoln Co.) regt.; muster roll dated Georgetown, Nov. 19, 1779; 
appointed Aug. 21. 1777. 

WILLIAM BATCHELER, Haverhill. Lieutenant, Capt. Richard Ayer's co.. 

Col. Johnson's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 177';; service, 8 davs. 

ABR.A-HAM BATCHELER. Captain (4th Sutton), 12th co.. 5th Worcester 

Co. regt.; list of officers of Mass. militia; commissioned April 4, 1776; also. Col. 


Jonathan Holman's regt. ; service, 21 days, to Dec, 1776; marched to Providence, 
R. I., on an alarm. 

DAVID BATCHELLER. Private*, Capt. David Batcheller's co.. Col. Ezra 
Wood's regt.; arrived in camp June 5, 177S .j discharged Jan. 2g, 1779; service, 8 
mos. 17 days, at North River; enlistment, S months. 

DAVID BATCHELLER. Captain, Lieut. Col. Nathan Tyler's (3d Worcester 
Co.) regt. ; marched to Rhode Island on the alarm of Dec. S, 1776; service, i mo. 15 
days, at Providence; roll dated Northbridge; also. Col. Ezra Wood's regt.; de- 
tached May 8, 1778; discharged Jan. 29, 1779; service, 9 mos. i day, at North River; 
enlistment, 8 months; also receipt for wages for Moses Bardens, dated Brookfield, 
April 7, 1779. 

ELIJAH BARCHELLER. Corporal (also given Private), Capt. David 
Batcheller's CO., Col. Ezra Wood's regt.; arrived in camp June 8, 1778; discharged 
Jan. 29. 1779; service, 8 mos. 10 days, at North River; enlistment, 8 months. 

ENOCH BATCHELLER. Capt. Samuel Craggin's co., Col. Ebenezer Sprout's 
regt. ; service at Rhode Island in 177S; receipt for wages dated Upton. 

ISRAEL BATCHELLER. Capt. Richard Dodge's co.. Col. Loammi Bald- 
win's (38th) regt. ; order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money, dated Chelsea, 
Dec. 27, 177^ 

SAMUEL B.\CHELDER, Shutesbury. Return of men enlisted into Con- 
tinental Army from Capt. Aaron Osgood's (7th) co.. Col. Phineas Wright's (also 
given Samuel William's) 6th regt, dated May 3, 1778; joined Capt. Coburn's co., 
Col. Alden's regt. ; enlistment, 8 months. 

THEOPHILUS BACHELDER. Second Lieutenant, Capt. Jordan Parker's 
{Artillery I co. , Lincoln Co. regt.; list of officers of Mass. militia; commissioned 
Aug. 21, 1777; company stationed at Georgetown. 

THEOPHILUS BACHELDER, Georgetown. Descriptive list of men enlisted 
from Lincoln Co., for the term of 9 months from the time of their arrival at Fish- 
kill, June 16, 1778; Capt. McCobb's co., ist regt.; age, 3S yrs. ; stature, 6 feet; 
complexion, dark; residence, Georgetown; reported rejected. 

UZZIEL BACHELDER, Andover. Private, Capt. John Peabody's co.. Col. 
Ebenezer Francis' regt. ; pay abstract for travel allowance, etc., sworn to Nov. 29, 

WILLIAM BACHELDER, Boston. Private, Major's co., Col. Wesson's regt. ; 
Continental Army pay accounts for service from Jan. i, 1780, to July 13, 17S0; 
reported deserted July 13, 1780. 

ARCHIBALD BACHELOR, Danvers (probably). Sergeant, Capt. Asa 
Prince's co., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 177^; service, 2 days. 

BENJAMIN BACHELOR, Upton. Private, Capt. Bachelor's co.. Col. Read's 
regt. ; company return (probably Oct., 1775). 

CORNELIUS BACHELOR. Littleton. Private, Capt. Samuel Reed's co.. 
Col. William Prescott's regt. , which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; ser- 
vice, 6 days; reported enlisted into the army; also, Samuel Gilbert's co.. Col. 
Prescott's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. i. 1775; enlisted April 24, 1775; service, 98 
days; also, company return dated Cambridge, Sept. 28, 1775. 

DAVID BACHELOR, Northbridge. Captain, Col. Joseph Read's regt. ; com- 
pany return (probably Oct., 1775): also, 7th co., 3d Worcester Co. regt.; list of 
officers of Mass. militia (year not given). 

ENOCH BACHELOR. Corporal, Capt. Philip Ammidon's co.. Col. Dean's 
regt.; marched on an alarm at Rhode Island, March 4, 1781; discharged March 18, 
1 781; service, 14 days. 

THEOPHILUS BATCHELLER. Private, Capt. Joseph Hiller's co.. Col. 
Jonathan Titcomb's regt; service, 2 mos. 6 days, on an alarm at Rhode Island; 
stationed at Providence, R. I., May, 1777. 

THEOPHILUS BATCHELLER. Private, Capt Simeon Brown's co.. Col. 
Jacob Gerrish's regt of guards; pay roll for service from April 2, 1778, to July 3, 
1778, 3 mos. 2 days. Roll dated camp at Winter Hill. 

ABRAHAM BATCHELLOR. Sergeant. Capt March Chase's co;. Col. Jona- 
than Holman's (Worcester Co.) regt. ; marched from Sutton to re-enforce Northern 
Army at Saratoga, Sept. 26. 1777; roll made up to Oct. 26, 1777; service, 30 davs. 

AMOS BATCHELLOR, Wenham. Pay roll for 6 months' men raised by the 
town of Wenham for service in the Continental Army during 1780; marched June 
28, 1780; discharged Dec. 14, 17S0; service, 5 mos. 29 days. 

ARCHELAUS BATCHELLOR. Middleton. Ensign, Capt Prince's co.. Col. 
Mansfield's regt. ; company return dated Oct. 3, 1775. 


EBENEZER BATCHELOR, Wenham. Private, Capt. Billy Porter's co., 
Col. John Baker's regt., which marched on the alarm of April ig, 1775; service, 5 

ENOCH BATCHELOR. Privj^te, Capt. Robert Taft's co. ; list of men who 
enlisted on the alarm at Bennington, Aug. 21, 1777. 

GIDEON BATCHELOR, Beverly (also given Danvers). Private, Capt. Israel 
Hutchinson's co., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775, from Danvers; 
service, 2 days; also. Corporal, Capt. Low's co., Col. Mansfield's regt.; company 
return dated Oct. 6, 1775. 

JACOB BATCHELOR, Brookfield. Private, Capt. Ezekiel Knowlton's co.. 
Col. Dyke's regt. ; pay abstract for travel allowance from Dorchester home, dated 
Dorchester, Nov. 20, 1776. 

JAMES BATCHELOR, Gloucester. Private, Capt. Burnam'sco., Col. Michael 
Jackson's regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from Feb. 15, 1777, to 
Dec. 31, 1779; enlistment, 3 years. 

BACHELDER BACON, Barnstable. Private, Capt. Micah Hamlin's co.. Col. 
Thomas Marshall's regt.; pay abstract for advance paj-, etc., dated Boston, June 
15. 1776; also, payrolls for service from June 6, 1776, to Nov. i, 1776, 4 mos. 26 
days, dated Castle Island ; also, pay roll for Nov., 1776; also list of men who signed 
a petition for increase of wages, dated Naushon, Aug. 16, 1777; also, Capt. Ham- 
lin's CO., Col. Jonathan Reed's regt. of guards; marched April 9, 1778; roll made 
up to July 6, 1778; service, 2 mos. 26 days, at Cambridge; enlistment, 3 months, 
from April 2, 1778. 

BATCHELOR BACON. Private, Capt. Elisha Nye's co. ; service from Feb. 
5, 1777, to April 20, 1777, 2 mos. 15 days, at Elizabeth Islands. 


The following is a complete list of persons by the name of Batchelder (however 
spelled) who served in the Revolutionary War in New Hampshire regiments: 

Oct. 16, 1775, JOHN BACHELDER was a Corporal in Capt. Xorris' co. , in 
Col. Poor's regt. for two months. He was born in 1731 and was of Deerfield. 

August, 1775, DAVID BACHELLOR was a Corporal for two months in Capt. 
James Norris' co. in Col. Enoch Poor's regt. 

JOSIAH BATCHELDER, of Deerfield, was a private in Capt. Daniel Moore's 
CO. in Col. John Stark's regt. in 1775. In 1776 he was in Capt. Simon Mar-ton's 
company. In 1778 he was a corporal in Capt. Parson's company in Col. McClary's 
regiment for three years. 

MARK BACHELDER, of Hawk, was a private in Capt. Gray's company for 
eight months in 1777. 

WILLIAM BACHELDER, of East Kingstown, was in Capt. Hutchin's com- 
pany in 1777 for three years. Served in the 7th regt. of N. H. militia. Con- 
tinental Army; Sergeant in Capt. Wm. Prescott's company and Col. Moulton's regt. 

DAVID BATCHELDER, of Raymond, a cordwainer, who was born in 1745, 
was a soldier in Capt. James Norris' company in 1775 (same as David Bachellori. 
In 1777 he enlisted for three years in Capt. Rowell's company in Col. Nathan 
Hale's regiment. 

EPHRAIM BATCHELDER was in Capt. Daniel Gordon's company in Col. 
David Gilman's regiment to reinforce the Continental Army in New Yoik in 1776 
and 1777. 

HENRY BATCHELDER. of No. Hampton, was a fifer in Capt. Henry 
Elkins' company of the Second N. H. regiment of foot in July, 1775. In Aug., 
1775, he marched with the companv to join the army at Medford. 

HENRY BATCHELOR, JR.,' was a corporal in Capt. Wm. Prescott's com- 
pany in Col. Jonathan Moulton's regt. in 1776. 

ISAIAH BATCHELDER, of Rumney, was a private in Capt. John House's 
company in Col. Baldwin's regt. in 1776. 

IS.MAH BACHELLOR was a private in Capt. James Osgood's Company of 
Rangers and joined the Northern Continental Army. Saw service from July to 
Dec, 1775. 

SAMUEL BACHELLOR was a private in Capt. John Haven's company and 
guarded prisoners from the State of N. H. to Newport. R. I., in Jan. 1777. 


BENJAMIN BATCHELDER, of New Town, was Ensign in Capt. John 
Calef's company on Great Island from Dec, 1775, to Jan. 1777. The troops were 
to defend the Piscataqua harbor from any attack that might be made upon it by 
the enemy from the seaward. 

JAMES BATCHELDER, of Deerfield, was in Capt. McClary's company in 

1777 for 3 year?. 

JOHN BATCHELDOR, in Nov., 1775, was in Capt. Joseph Clifford's company 
at Pierce's Island. 

JOHN BATCHELDER, in Nov., 1775, was in Capt. Henry Elkms' company. 

JOHN BATCHELDER was in Capt. Joseph Dearborn's company in the Con- 
tinental service against Canada. 

JOHN BATCHELDER, of Deerfield, was in Capt. Simon Marston's company 
in 1776. In 1778 he was in Capt. Parson's company. 

JONATHAN BATCHELDER, of Deerfield, was in Capt. Simon Marston's in 

JOSEPH BATCHELDER, a farmer of Kensington, born in 1745, was in Capt. 
Winthrop Rowe's company in 1775, as a sergeant. 

SAMUEL BATCHELLER was a private in the company commanded by 
Capt. Nathaniel Hobbs at Pierce's Island, Nov. ^, 1775. 

SAMUEL BATCHELDER and his son, Samuel, Jr., were in Capt. Henry 
Elkins' company, which defended Piscataqua harbor Nov. 3, 1775. In 1776, 1777, 

1778 Samuel was in Capt. Parson's company. 

THOMAS BATCHELDER was born in Hampton Falls, N. H., 1756; was a 
cordwainer and enlisted in Capt. Winthrop Rowe's company June 3, 1775. He 
signed receipt for his overcoat at Medford, Oct. 4, 177K. 

THEOPHILUS BATCHELDER, of New Hampshire, was in Capt. Jeremiah 
Marston's company at Crown Point in 1782. 

WILLIAM BATCHELDER, of Boscowen, was in Capt. Nathl. Hutchin's com- 
pany in Col. Stickney's regiment m 1777. The next year he was m Col. Jos. 
Cidley's regt. 

Vol. XIV., Rev. Rolls, II. — Bachelder — David, Jeremiah, John, Nathaniel, 
Samuel. Bachellor— Archelous, James, John, Jonathan, Joseph, Nathaniel, Sam- 
uel, Simon, Uzziel, William, Zachariah, Batchelder, Benjamin, Daniel, David, 
Jeremiah, Jethro, John, Joseph, Joshua, Josiah, Jr., Nathan, Nathaniel, Phinias, 
Richard, Samuel, Simon, Stephen, Thomas, William, Zachariah. 

Vol. 16, State Papers (Rev. Rolls, Vol. III). — Bachelor — Jonah, Nathaniel, 
William. Bachelder — Jeremiah, John, Josiah, Mark, Nathan, Nathaniel, Phinehas, 
William. Batchelder^Archelous, David, James, Jeremiah, John. Joseph, Jonah, 
Mark, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Jr., Samuel, Stephen, Dr. Stephen, Timothv, William. 

Vol. 14, N. H., State Papers (Rev. Rolls, Vol. I.)— Index.— Batchelder— Ben- 
jamin, David, Ephraim, Isaiah, Henry, Henry, Jr., James, Josiah, John, Jonathan, 
Joseph, Mark, Nathan, Nathaniel, Samuel, Samuel, Jr., Simon, Stephen, Thomas, 
Theophilus, William. Bachelder — John, Mark, Nathaniel, Reuben, .Simon, Thomas, 

Vol. 17, State Papers, (Rev. Rolls, Vol. IV.) — Bachelor — Benjamin, Stephen. 
Bachelder — Nathan, Jethro, Samuel. Bachellor — Nathan, Nathaniel. Bachiler — 
Nathaniel. Batchelder — Mark, Nathaniel, Phinehas, William. 


The following is a list of persons whose names are found on the Revolutionary 
Pension Rolls at Washington, D. C, in the Pension Department: 

David Bachelder, Cumberland Co., Me.; Sergeant; received, $1,033.33; service, 
N. H. Cont. ; pension began Apr. 3, 1818; age, 67; died Jan. 8, 1829. 

Wm. Batchelder, Kennebec Co., Me.; Private; received, $1,470.13; service, 
N. H. Line; pension began May 11, 1818; age, 71. 

Gideon Batcheldor, York Co., Me.; Private; received, $183.20; service, Mass. 
Line; pension began April 8, 1818; age 87; dropped May i, 182c. 

Phineas Bachelder, Penobscot Co, Me.; Private; received, $69.99; service, 
N. H. Mil. ; pension began March a, 1831 ; age, 73. 

Stephen Bacheldor, Somerset Co, Me.; Private; received, S109.98; service, 
N. H. Cont. ; pension began March 4, 1831 ; age 79. 


Josiah Batchelder, Rockingham Co., N. H. ; Private; received, $79,98; ^rvice, 
N. H. Cont. line; pension began March 4, 1831; age, 84. 

John Batchelder, Rockingham Co., N. H. ; Private; received, $117.30; service, 
N. H. Militia; pension began March 4, 1831; age, 73. 

John Batchelder, Rockingham Co., N. H. ; Private; received, $69.99; service, 
N. H. Militia; pension began March 4, 1831; age, 77. 

Benjamin Bachelder, Cheshire Co., N. H. ; Private; received, $319.20; service, 
N. H. Cont. ; pension began May 11, 1818; age, 83; died Sept. 7, 1821. 

Ruppe Batchelder, Addison Co., Vt. ; Private; received, $169.98; service, R. I. 
State troops; pension began March 4, 1831; age, 82. 

Jethro Bachelder, Caledonia Co. , Vt. ; Private; received, $110.22; service, N. H. 
Cont. line; pension began March 4, 1831; age, 84. 

David Bachelder, Caledonia Co., Vt. ; Private; received, $193.92 ; service, N. H. 
Militia; pension began March 4, 1831; age, 73. 

James Bachelder, Grafton Co., N. H. ; Drummer; received, $1,526.93; service, 
N. H. Cont. line; pension began April 9, 1818; age, 81. 

Jonathan Bachelder, Grafton Co., N. H. ; Drummer; received, $668.79; service, 
Mass. Cont. line; pension began April 20, 1818; age, 73; dropped May i, 1820; 
restored Feb. 3, 1829. 

Archelaus Batchelor, Hillsboro Co., N. H. ; Sergeant; received, $648.60; service, 
Mass. Cont. line; pension began Sept. 4, 1794; April 20, 1796; invalid. 

Amos Bachelder, Hillsboro Co., N. H. ; Private; received, $70.29; service, N. H. 
Militia; pension began March 4, 1831 ; age, 72. 

Mark Batchelder, Merrimack Co., N. H. ; Private; received, $90; service, N. H. 
Cont. line; pension began March 4, 1831; age, 75. 

Simon Batchelder, Rockingham Co., N. H. ; Private, received, $109.98; service, 
N. H. Cont. line; pension began March 4, 1831 ; age, 76. 

Theophilus Bacheller, Esse.x Co., Mass.; Private, Sergeant and Lieutenant; 
received, $242.65; service, Mass. State troops and militia; pension began March 4, 
1831; age, 81; died Oct. 21, 1833. 

Jeremiah Batchelor, Worcester Co., Mass.; Private; received, $240: service, 
Mass. Cont. line; pension began March 4, 1831 ; age, 73. 


STEPHEN BACHELDER. Age, 85; resided with Stephen Bachelder, 
Exeter, Me. 

PHINEHAS BACHELDER. Age, 80: resided with John H. Batchelder, Gar- 
land, Me. 

JOHN BACHELDER. Age, 79; resided with Levi Locke, Epsom, N. H. 

AMOS BATCHELDER. Age, 78; resided with Amos Batchelder, Frances- 
town, N. H. 

JONATHAN BACHELDER. Age, 83; resided at Grantham, N. H. 

JETHRO BACHELDER. Age 93 ;• resided with John Bachelder, Dan- 
ville. Vt. 

RUPEE BACHELLER. Age, 90; resided with Jesse Grandy, Panton, Vt. 

JOSEPH BACHELLOR. Age, 77: resided with Joseph Bachellor, Leba- 
non, N. V. 


NATHANIEL WALTER BATCHELDER. Lieut. Col. of 13th Mass. Regt. 
Infantry, from Boston ; served from July 16, 1861, to April 15, 1864, when he resigned. 

CHARLES M. BATCHELDER, First Lieut, in i?th Mass. Regt., from Graf- 
ton : Jan. 3, 1863, he declined promotion; discharged for disability Dec. 26, 1863. 

GEORGE A. BATCHELDER, Captain, 22nd Regt. Infantry, Boston ; enlisted 
Sept. 26, 1862; served until Oct. 17, 1864, at expiration of service. 

DR. JOSEPH C. BATCHELDER, Asst. Surgeon, 2?th Regt. Infantry; com. 
March 31, 1862; resigned Aug. 19, 1862: res., Templeton. 


GEORGE A. BATCHELDER, First Lieut. 32ud Regt. Infantry; com. April 
I, 1865; from Boston; discharged June 29, 1S65, at Expiration of service. 

MOULTON W. BATCHELDER, Second Lieut. 40th Regt. Infantry; com. 
May 28, 1863; resigned Jan. 31, 1864; res., Lawrence. 

JEREMIAH C. BACHELLER, Captain, nth Unattached Company of In- 
fantry, at Lynn; com. May 6, 1863. 

GEORGE W. BATCHELDER, Captain, 19th Mass. Regt. Infantry; killed at 
Antietam, Md., Sept. 17, 1862; res., Salem, Mass. 

CHARLES J. BATCHELDER, First Lieut., Third Cavalry; died Sept. 9, 
1862, at St. James Hospital, New Orleans. 

CORNELIUS BATCHELDER, First Lieut, in r2th Mass. Regt. ; served 
from Feb. 4, 1864, to July 8, 1S64, at expiration of service; From Haverhill. 

GEORGE H. BATCHELDER, b. 1847; was a private in Co. F, nth Regt. In- 

JOSEPH S. BATCHELDER, Corporal, Co. E, 17th Regt. Infantry; born 
181 1 ; discharged for disability, July 30, 1863. 

CHARLES E. BACHELDER, b. 1846; was a musician in Co. E, 17th Regt. 

HERBERT J. BACHELLER, b. 1S3S; res., Lynn; was a private in Co. D, 
51st Regt. Infantry. 

CHARLES F. BATCHELDER, b. 1845; was a private in Co. D, 1st Mass. 
Regt. Infantry; was discharged for disability, Aug. 29, 1861. 

EZRA A. BATCHELDOR, b. 1842; was in Co. H, ist Regt. Infantry; dis- 
charged for disability, July 22, 1S61. 

WILLIAM C. BATCHELOR, b. 1S43; was in Co. H, ist Regt. Infantry, 
and died of disease, Sept. 29, 1862. 

GREENLEAF W. BATCHELDER, Captain; com. July 19, 1S62; of ist Regt. 
Cavalry; resigned Sept. 13, 1862; res., Boston. 

CYRUS T. BATCHELDER, Captain, 3rd Regt. Cavalry; com. Aug 13, 1863; 
discharged Nov. 24, 1863; res., Lawrence. 

CHARLES J. BATCHELDER, First Lieut., 3rd Regt. Cavalry; com. July 14, 
1862; died of disease, Sept. 9, 1862; res., Lynn. 

JOHN T. BATCHELDER, First Lieut, ist Batallion Heavy Artillery; com. 
Sept. 3, 1864; discharged June 29, 1S65; res., Concord, N. H. 

GEORGE H. BATCHELDER, b. 1834; res.. So. Danvers; was private in Co. 
C, 5th Regt. Infantry. 

WILLIAM BATCHELDER, b. 1826; res., Newburyport; was musician in Co. 
A, 8th Regt. Infantry. 

JOHN W. BATCHELDER, b. 1843; res., Newburyport; was a private in 
Co. A, 8th Regt. Infantry. 

HARTSON BACHELLOR, b. 1844; res., Lynn; was private in Co. I, of 8th 
Regt. Infantry. 

BENJAMIN BACHELLOR, b. 1829; res., Lynn; was private in Co. I, 8th 
Regt. Infantry. 

SAMUEL G. A. BATCHELDER, b. 1839; res., Newton; was a private in 
44th Regt. of Infantry. 

ALBERT R. BATCHELDER, b. 1845; res., Newburyport; was a private in 
Co. A, 48th Regt. Infantry. 




(Compiled by Adjutant-General Theodore S. Peck, 1892.) 
ALBERT BATCHELDER, 6th Regt, Co. B. ; res., Topsham ; date of enl., 
Oct. 2, 1861 ; date of must., Oct. 15, 1861 ; prom. Corp. ; died Dec. 15, 1862, of disease. 
ALFRED H. BATCHELDER, 9th Regt., Co. G. ; res., Bradford; date of enl., 
June 18, 1862; date of must., July 9, 1862; tr. to Co. G, June i, 1864; must, out, 
June 13, 1865. 


ALONZO J. BATCHELDER, 4th Regt., Co. H; res., Woodbury; date of enl. 
March 5, 1862; date of must, April 12, 1862; re-enl., March 28, 1864; tr. to Co. E 
Feb. -25, 1865; must, out, July 13, 186=;. 

NATHAN G. BATCHELDER, 4th Regt, Co. H: res., Woodbury; date of 
enl., Sept. 7, 1861; date of must., Sept. 21, 1861; wd. May 5, 1864; must, out, Sept 

30, 1864. 

AMOS BATCHELDER, 15th Regt., Co. E; res., Morgan; date of enl., Sept 
15, 1862; date of must, Oct. 22, 1862; died, Jan. 12, 1S63, of'disease. 

BYRON A. BATCHELDER, 3d Regt, Co. K; res., Roxbury; date of enl. 
July 10, 1861; date of must, July 16, 1861 ; dis., Jan. 27, 1863. 

BYRON A. BATCHELDER, 17th Regt, Co. C; res., Brookfield; date of enl. 
Jan. 5, 1864; date of must., March 2, 1864; died May 30,. 1864, of wounds received 
May 6, 1864. 

CHARLES M. BATCHELDER, 9th Regt, Co. E; res., Troy; date of enl. 
May 31. 1862; date of must, Julv 9, 1862; dis., Feb. 4, 1863, for disab. 

CHARLES M. BATCHELDER, nth Regt, Co. I; res., Calais; date of enl. 
Dec. 5, 1863; date of must., Dec. 10, 1863; tr. to Co. D. June 24, 1865; must, out 
Aug. 25. 1865. 

JOHN D. BATCHELDER, nth Regt, Co. I; res., E. Montpelier; date of 
enl., Nov. 21, 1863; date of must., Dec. 3, 1863; died, Feb. 27, 1864, of disease. 

IRA F. BATCHELDER, nth Regt., Co. I; res., Woodbury; date of enl. 
Aug. 4, 1862; date of must., Sept. i, 1862; must, out, June 24, 1865. 

CHARLES N. BATCHELDER, 5th Regt, Co. D; res., Troy; date of enl. 
Aug. 13, 1861 ; date of must, Sept 13, 1861; dis. March 3, 1862, for disab. 

MILLARD F. BATCHELDER, 5th Regt, Co. D; res., Stovve; date of enl. 
Aug. 20, 1864; date of must, Aug. 20, 1864; must, out, June ig, 1865. 

FRANK L. BATCHELDER, 4th Regt, Co. E; res., Marshfield; date of enl. 
Feb. I, 1865; date of must, Feb. i, 1865; dis., July i, 1865, for wounds received 
April 2, 1865. 

GEO. W, BATCHELDER, 13th Regt, Co. E; res., Stowe; date of enl., Sept 
8, 1862; date of must, Oct. 10, 1862; must, out, July 21, 1863. 

HARLAN E. BATCHELDER, 2d Regt, Co. A; res., Peru; date of enl. 
Oct. lb, 1861; date of must, Oct. 31, 1861 ; must out, Oct. 31, 1864. 

HARVEY BATCHELDER, 13th Regt., Co. C; res., Marshfield; date of enl. 
Aug. 29, 1862; date of must, Oct. 10. 1862; must, out, July 21, 1863. 

IRA BATCHELDER, ist Regt Cavalry, Co. C, musician; res., Marshfield 
date of enl.,"^Sept. 18, 1861; date of must, Nov. 19, 1861; dis., Dec. 7, 1862, for 

ISAAC W. BATCHELDER, 17th Regt, Co. I; res., W. Windsor; date of enl 
June 21, 1864; date of must, July 6, 1864; must, out, July 14, 1865. 

JAMES E. BATCHELDER, 5th Regt, Co. E; res., Manchester; date of enl 
Dec. 18, 1863; date of must. Jan. 5. 1864; wd.. May 12, 1864; dis., Sept 22, 1864, to 
accept appointment as cadet at West Point. 

JAMES N. BATCHELDER, 15th Regt, Co. F; res., Ryegate; date of enl 
Sept. 16, 1862; date of must, Oct. 22, 1862; prom. Corp. Dec. 20, 1862; died April 
13, 1863, of disease. 

JOHN L. BATCHELDER, 7th Regt, Co. I; res., Ira; date of enl., Jan. 13 
1862; date of must, Feb 12, 1862; died Oct. 17, 1862, of disease. 

LEWIS BATCHELDER, loth Regt, Co. A; res., Topsham; date of enl., Dec 

31, 1863; date of must., Dec. 31, 1863; died Oct. 14, 1864, of disease. 

MARTIN A. BATCHELDER, 4th Regt, Co. G; res.. Hard wick; date of eni. 
Dec. 10, 1863; date of must, Dec. 10, 1863; died March 26, 1864, of heart disease. 

NATHANIEL J. BATCHELDER, 7th Regt, Co. C;res., Hardwick; date of 
enl., Aug. 31, 1864; date of must, Aug. 31, 1864; must, out, July 14, 1865. 

NATHANIEL BATCHELDER, Jr., nth Regt, Co. A; res., Ryegate; date of 
enl., Aug. I, 1862; date of must, Sept. i, 1862; taken pris., June 23, 1864; par., Apr. 
28, 1865; must, out. May 23, 1865. 

ZIBA BATCHELDER, 3d Regt, Co. H; res. Cabot; date of enl., July, 3, 1861 ; 
date of must., July 16, i86t; died, Feb. 13, 1862, of disease. 






(Compiled by Adjutant General Augustus D. Ayling, 1S95.) 

Sixth Regt, N. H. Volunteer Infantry, CHARLES E. BACHELDER, Co. C; 
b. East Kingston; age 26; res., Kensington; enl. Nov. 23, 1861; must, in Nov. 27, 
1861, as Corp. ; app. Sergt; dis. disab. Feb. 13, 1863, Alexandria, Va; P. O. ad. 
Haverhill, Mass.; enl. in ist Co., N. H. V. H. Art. June 22, 1863; must, in July 2, 
1863 as Sergt. ; app. ist Sergt. Oct. 26, 1864; must, out Sept. 11, 1865. 

Ninth Regt. Inf., CHARLES W. BACHELDER, Co. D; age 38; cred. Exeter; 
enl. June 23, 1862; must, in July 26, 1863, as Corp. ; must, out June 10, 1865, as Priv. 
Supposed identical with Charles W. Batchelder, U. S. Nav\. 

JOSEPH C. BACHELDER, Co. D; b. Deerfield; age, 32; res., Deerfield, 
cred. Deerfield; enl. Aug. 13, 1862; must, in Aug. 14, 1862, as Priv.; killed Sept. 
17, 1862, Antietam, Md. 

Eleventh Regt. Inf., DANIEL BACHELDER, Co. B; b. Deerfield; age, 32; 
res., Raymond, cred. Raymond; enl. Aug. 15, 1862; must, in Aug. 28, 1862, as 
Priv.; must, out June 4, 1865; P. O. ad., Raymond. 

FRANCIS F. BACHELDER, Co. A; b. Raymond; age, 28; res., Portsmouth, 
cred. Portsmouth; enl. Aug. 15, 1862; must, in Aug. 28, 1862, as Priv.; tr. to 32d 
Co., 2d Batt'l, I. C, Sspt. 30; dis. Aug. 28, 1865, Fort Monroe, Va., tm. ex. 

Fifteenth Regt. Inf., EDWIN BACHELDER, Co. D; b. Northwood; age, 
31; res., Deerfield, cred. Deerfield; enl. Sept. 13, 1862; must, in Oct. 8, 1862, as 
wagoner; must, out Oct. 13, 1862; P. O. ad., Exeter. 

' GEORGE W. BACHELDER, Co. A; b. Quincy, Mass.; age, 20; res., Upper 
Gilmanton, cred. Upper Gilmanton; enl. Oct. 6, 1862; must, in Oct. 9, 1862, as 
Private; must, out Oct. 13, 1862; died March 18, 1869, Belmont. 

Seventeenth Regt. Inf., GEORGE F. BACHELDER, Co. C; b. Concord; age, 
18; cred. Windham; enl., Nov. 28, 1862; must, in Dec. 26, 1862, as Priv; tr. to Co. 
I, 2d N. H. v., April. 16, 1863; piust. out Oct. 9, 1863. Supposed identical with 
Geo. F. Batchelder, Co. G, i8th N. H. V. 

Fourth Regt. Inf., JENVIN T. BACHELDER, Co. H ; b. AUenstown ; age, 21; 
res., AUenstown; enl. Sept. 9, 1861; must, in Sept. 18, 1861, as Priv. ; tr. to Co. B, 
ist Art. U. S. A., Jan 21, 1863; dis. Sept. 15, 1864, Pt. of Rocks, Md., tm. ex. ; died 
Oct. 9, i88g, Haverhill, Mass. 

JEREMIAH S. BACHELDER, Winnacunnet Guards; b. North Hampton; age, 
25; res.. South Reading, Mass. ; enl. April 22, 1861, as Priv. ; dis. July 12, 1861, Fort 

JOHN L. BACHELDER, Co. I, 33d Mass. Inf.; b. Gilmanton; age, 21; res., 
Upper Gilmanton, cred. Athol, Mass; enl. July 30, 1864, for three years; must, in 
July 30, 1864, as Priv. ; tr. to Co. K, 2d Mass. Inf., June i, 1865; must, out July 14, 

Twelfth Regt. Inf., STEPHEN W. BACHELDER, Co. F; b. Loudon; age, 
42; res., Loudon, cred. Loudon; enl. Aug. 21, 1862; must, in Sept. 5, 1862, as Priv. ; 
died dis. Nov. 17, 1862, Washington, D. C. 

ALBERT W. BACHELER, Co. E; b. Belasore, India; age, 18; res., New 
Hampton, cred. New Hampton; enl. Aug. 12, 1862; must, in Sept. 6, 1862, as Priv. : 
app. Corp. May 19, 1864: Sergt. June 5, 1864; captured Nov. 17, 1864, Bermuda Hun- 
dred, Va. ; escaped from Libby Prison Dec. 13, 1864; ^PP- ist Lieut. Co. A., Jan. 
10, 1865; must, out June 21, 1865. 

U. S. Marine Corps, \YM. E. BACHELDER; b. Nottingham; age, 20; cred. 
Nottingham; eul. Sept. i, 1864, for four years, as Priv.; dis. Sept. 19, 1864, Po'rts- 


Sixth Regt. Inf., ALBERT A. BATCHELDER, Co. C; b. Newton; age, 19; 
res., Kensington, cred. Kensington; enl. Aug. 25, 1862; must, in Sept. 3. 1862, as 
Priv. ; app. ist Sergt. ; dis. June 4, 1865, near Alexandria, Ya. P. O. ad., Stratham. 

Third Regt. Inf., ALBERT F. BATCHELDER, Co. B; b. Chester; age, 21; 
res., Deerfield; enl. Aug. 12, 1861; must, in Aug. 22, 1861, as Priv.; must, out Aug. 
23, 1864. P. O. ad.. Concord. 

BATCHELDER, GEORGE W., Co. A; b. Gilford; age, 22: res., Gilford; enl. 
Aug. 7, 1861; must, in Aug. 22, 1861, as Priv.; must, out Aug. 23, 1864; died Dec. 
25, 1870, Laconia. 

JOHN BATCHELDER, Co. A; b. Goffstown ; age, 44; res., Suncook ; enl. 
Aug. 5, 1861 ; must, in Aug. 22, 1861, as Priv.; dis. disab. May 9, 1862, Edisto 
Isl., N. C. 

First Regt. N. H. V. H. Art., ALBERT L. BATCHELDER, Co. E; b. Lou- 
don; age, 18; cred. Loudon; enl. Sept. i, 1864, for i yr. ; must, in Sept. 5, 1864, as 
Priv.; must, out June is, 1865. P. O. ad.. Concord. 

E. LEROY BATCHELDER, Co. E; b. Canterbury; age, 22; cred. Canter- 
bury; enl. Sept. 2, 1864, for i yr. ; must, in Sept. 5, 1864, as Priv. ; must, out June 
15, 1865. P. O. ad., Canterbury. 

JAMES H. P. BATCHELDER, Co. D; b. Dover; age, 19; cred. Madbury; 
enl. Aug. 27, 1864, for i yr. ; must, in Sept. 4, 1864, as Priv.; must, out June 15, 

Second Regt. U. S. V. Sharpshooters, ALBY N. BATCHELDER, Co. F; b. 
Chester; age, 22; res., Hampstead; enl. Sept. 25, 1861; must, in Nov. 26, 1861, as 
Priv. ; dis. disab. April 10, 1862, Washington, D. C. 

NATHANIEL BATCHELDER, Jr., Co. G; b. Sunapee; age, 23; res., New- 
port; enl., Oct. 24, 1861; must, in Dec. 12, 1861, as Corp. ;, died, disease Feb. 2, 
1862, Washington, D. C. 

Thirteenth Regt. Inf., ALVIN B. BATCHELDER, Co. C; b. Danville, Yt. ; 
age, 32; res.. Concord, cred. Concord; enl. Aug. 12, 1862; must, in Sept. 19, 1S62, as 
Corp. ; app. Sergt. ; dis. May 9, 1865 ; died Sept. 7, 1867, Concord. 

GEORGE W. BATCHELDER, Co. I; b. Hudson; age, 20; res., Hudson, cred. 
Hudson; enl., Aug. 28, 1862; must, in Sept. 20, 1862, as Pri\\ ; captured Oct. 27, 
1864, Fair Oaks, Ya. ; died, disease Feb. 12, 1865, Salisbury, N. C. 

JOSIAH BATCHELDER, Co. C; b. Danville, Yt. ; age, 28; res., Concord, 
cred. Concord; enl. Aug. 12, 1862; must, in Sept. 19, 1862, as Priv.; app. Corp. 
Apr. 25, 1864; must, out June 21, 1865; P. O. ad.. Concord. 

JUSTIN vS. BATCHELDER, Co. C; b. Loudon; age, iS; res., Loudon, cred. 
Loudon; enl. Aug. 18, 1862; must, in Sept. 19, 1862, as Priv. ; killed May 3. 1863, 
Providence Church Road, Ya. 

N. H. V. H. Art, Co. ], AMOS M. BATCHELDER; b. East Kingston; age, 
18; res., East Kingston, cred. East Kingston; enl. Jan. 20, 1864; must, in Feb. 19, 
1864, as Priv. ; must, out Sept. 11, 1865. 

Eighteenth Regiment Inf., ANDREW J. BATCHELDER, Co. G; b. North 
Hampton; age, 23; cred. North Hampton; enl. Jan. 6, 1865, for i yr. ; must, in Jan. 
6, 1865, as Priv. ; must, out July 29, 1865; P. O. ad., Hampton. 

GEO. F. BATCHELDER, Co. G; b. Concord; age, 18; cred, Concord; enl. 
Dec. 3, 1864, for i yr. ; must, in Dec. 3, 1864, as Sergt. ; must, out July 29, 1865. 
Supposed identical with Geo. F. Bacheler, Co. C, 17th N. H. Y. 

GEORGE W. BATCHELDER, Co. E; b. Candia; age, 18; cred. Concord; 
enl. Sept. 24, 1864, for i yr. ; must, in Sept. 27, 1864, as Priv. ; must, out June 10, 

"GEORGEW. BATCHELDER, Laconia Yolunteers ; b. Gilford; age, 22; res., 
Gilford; enl. Apr. 19, 1861, as Priv.; dis. disab. Ma,y 17, i86r. 

Fifteenth Regt. Inf., BENJAMIN B. BATCHELDER, Co. D; b. Deerfield; 
age, 44; res., Deerfield, cred. Deerfield; enl. Sept. 11, 1862; must, in Oct. 8, 1862, 
as Priv. ; must, out Oct. 13, 1862; P. O. ad., Deerfield. 

DAVID BATCHELDER, Co. C; b. Bath; age, 19; res., Bath, cred. Bath; enl., 
Sept. 6, 1862; must, in Oct. 8, 1862, as Priv. ; wd. May 27, 1863, Port Hudson, La., 
and died wds. June 13, 1863. 

STEPHEIN L. BATCHELDER, Co. A; b. Meredith; age, 41; res., Alton, 
cred. Alton; enl. Sept. 15, 1862; must, in Oct. 6, 1862; as Priv. ; must, out Aug. 13, 
1863; P, O. ad., Alton. 

Fourth Regt. Inf., CHARLES L. BATCHELDER, Co. K; b. Concord; age, 
28; res., Manchester; enl. Aug. 12, 1861; must, in Sept. 18, 1861, as Sergt. ; dis. dis- 
ab. Oct. 9, 1 861, Washington, D. C. 


Seventh Regt, CHARLES L. BATCHELDER, Co. I; b. Concord; age, 28; 
res., Manchester; enl. Oct. 16, 1861; must, in Nov. 19, 1861, as Priv. ; must, out 
Dec. 27, 1864; died March 24, 1S66, Manchester. 

HENRY S. BATCHELDER, Co. I ; b. Concord; age, 18; res., Manchester; 
enl. Oct. 15, 1861; must, in Nov. ig, i8bi, as Priv. ; app. Sergt. Dec. 14, 1861 ; re- 
duced to ranks March i, 1864; must, out Dec. 27, 1864; P. O. ad., Jamaica Plain, 

JAMES G. BATCHELDER, Co. B; age, 21; res., Windham; enl. Sept. 25, 
1861 ; must, in Nov. i, 1861, as Priv.; died dis. Jan. 14, 1862, Manchester. 

Fourth Regt. Inf., CHARLES T. BATCHELDER, Co. E; b. Deerfield; age, 
18; res., Pittsfield; enl. Sept. 7, i86r; must, in Sept. 18, 1861, as Priv. ; dis. disab. 
Dec. 5, 1861, Hilton Head, S. C. ; died March 27, 1862, Pittsfield. 

U. S. Navy, CHARLES W. BATCHELDER; b. Exeter; age, 38; enl. May i, 

1862, at Portsmouth, for 3 yrs. as a landsman; failed to appear. Supposed ientical 
with Charles W. Batchelder. Co. D.. N. H. V. 

Eleventh Regiment Inf.. EDMUND R. BATCHELDER, Co. B; b. Raymond; 
age, 41; res., Deerfield, cred. Deerfield; enl. Aug. 12, 1862; must, in Aug. 28,-1862, 
as Priv. ; dis. disab. Feb. 21, 1863, Washington, D. C. 

ELBRIDGE BATCHELDER, Co. B; b. Epsom; age, 21; res., Epsom, cred. 
Epsom; enl. Sept. 8, 1862; must, in Sept. 9, 1862, as Priv. ; wd. Oct. i, 1864, Poplar 
Springs Church, Va., app. Corp. March i, 1865; must, out June 4, 1865; died May 
15, 1884, Epsom. 

JEREMIAH BATCHELDER, Co. I; b. North Hampton; age, 36; cred. North 
Hampton; enl. Aug. 21, 1862; must, in Sept. 3, 1862, as Priv. ; killed July 30, 1864, 
mine explosion, Petersburg, Va. 

JONATHAN H. BATCHELDER, Co. B; b. Deerfield; age, 27; res., Deer- 
field, cred. Deerfield; enl. Aug. ig, 1862; must, in Aug. 28, 1862, as Priv.; must, 
out June 4, 1865; P. O. ad., Deerfield. 

OLIVER H. BATCHELDER, Co. B; b. Raymond; age, 31; res., Notting- 
ham, cred. Nottingham; enl., Aug. 22, 1862; must, in Aug. 28, 1862, as Priv. ; must, 
out June 4, 1865. 

REUBEN BATCHELDER, Co. H; b. Hill; age, 35; res.. Orange, cred. 
Orange; enl. Aug. 15, 1862; must, in Sept. 2, 1862, as Priv. ; must, out June 4, 1864; 
P. O ad., Orange. 

Second Brigade Band, Tenth Army Corps, N. H. V., FREEMAN D. BATCH- 
ELDER; b. Bow; age, 27; cred. Concord; enl. Jan. 21, 1803; must, in Feb. 10, 

1863, as a 2d class Musician; must, out July 4, 1865; P. O. ad., Nat. Military Home, 

GEORGE BATCHELDER, Co. H., 5th Inf. Mass. Vol. Militia; b. Exeter; 
age, 18; res., Exeter; enl., July 11, 1864, for 100 days; must, in July 20, 1864, as 
Priv. ; must, out Nov. 16, 1864, tm. ex. ; died May 25, i88g, Exeter. 

JOHN T. BATCHELDER, Co. A., ist Batt'l., Mass. H. Art; b. Chichester; 
age, 29; res.. Concord; enl. Feb. 19, 1862, for 3 yrs.; must, in Feb. 19, 1862, as 
Sergt; app. 2d Lieut Co. C, April 10, 1863; ist Lieut. Co. B, Sept. 3, 1864; dis. 
June 29. 1865. P. O. ad.. Concord. 

RICHARD N. BATCHELDER, U. S. V.; b. Lake Village (now Lakeport); 
age, 29; res., Manchester; app. Capt A. Q. M. Aug. 3, 1861; assigned to duty with 
rank and pay of Lieut. -Col. Jan. i, 1863, to Aug. i, 1864, and as Colonel from Aug. 
2. 1864 to Sept 5, 1865; vacated app. of Capt A. Q. M., U. S. A, Feb. 16, 1865; Ma'j. 
Q. M., U. S. A. Jan. 18, 1867; Lieut-Col. Deputy" Q. M. Gen., U. S. A., Mar. 10, 
18S2; Q. M. Gen U. S. A., June 26, 1890; Bvt Maj. Lieut-Col. and Col. and Brig. 
Gen., U. S. V. Mar. 13, 1865. for faithful and meritorious service during the war. 
P. O. ad., Washington, D. C. 

STEPHEN BATCHELDER, Co. G; 33d Mass. Inf.; age, 33; res., Nashua; 
enl. July 14, 1862, for three years; must in Aug. 5, 1862, as Priv.; dis. disab. 
March 10, 1864; died March 26, 1864.. 

Twelfth Regt Inf., GEORGE L. BATCHELDER, Co. K; b. Conway; age, 
31; res., Concord; app. 2d. Lieut. Sept. 8, 1862; must, in Sept. 10, 1862; resigned 
Jan. 26,1863: died July 6, 1886, Haverhill. 

MAYHEW C. BATCHELDER, Co. A; b. Windham, Me; age, 26; res.. New 
Durham, cred. New Durham; enl., Aug. 14, 1862; must, in Aug. 30, 1862, as Priv. ; 
app. Corp. Dec. 25, 1862; Sergt April 19, 1863; 2d Lieut. Jan. i, 1864; ist Lieut. 
Co. B. July 20, 1864; wd. Aug. ig, 1864, Petersburg, Va. ; must, out June 21, 1865; 
died Jan. 24, 1891, Concord. 


WILLIAM T. BATCHELDER, Co. F; b. Loudou ; age, 38; res., Loudon, 
cred. Pittsfield; enl. Aug. 22, 1862: must, in Sept. 5, 1862, as Priv. ; wd. May 3, 
1863, Chacellorsville, Va. ; sev. June 3, 1864, Cold Harbor, Va. ; dis. disab. Jan. 23, 
1865, Manchester; died June 24, 1891, Pittsfield. 

Second Regt. Inf., HIRAM H. BATCHELDER, Co. F; b. New Hampshire; 
age, 29; res., Laconia; enl. April 19, 1861, for 3 mos. ; not must, in; paid by the 
State; re-enl. May 22, 1861, for 3 yrs. ; must, in June 4, 1861, as Priv. ; died disease 
March 11, 1863, Concord. 

JOHN BATCHELDER, Co. C; b. Manchester; age, 18; res., Manchester; enl. 
Sept. 6, 1861; must, in Sept. 17, i86r, as Priv. ; dis. disab. May 16, 1863, Concord. 

SEWALL D. BATCHELDER, Co. G; b. Concord; age, 18; res.. Concord, 
cred. Ossipee; enl. April 14, 1863; must, in April 21, as Priv.; must, out Dec. 19, 
1865. P. O. ad.. Concord. 

Second Co., N. H. V. H. Art., JAMES P. BATCHELDER; b. Chichester; 
age, 22; res., Chichester, cred. Chichester; enl. Aug. 22, 1863; must, in Aug. 22, 
1863, as Pnv. ; dis. disab. March 10, 1864, Portsmouth. 

U. S. Marine Corps, JOHN G. BATCHELDER; b. Northwood; age, 21; enl. 
Aug. 26, 1861, at Portsmouth, for four years, as Priv. ; served on U. S. S. Kearsarge; 
dis. Dec. 16, 1864. Portsmouth. 

Tenth Regt. Inf., JOSEPH W. BATCHELDER, Co. A; b. Exeter; age. 20; 
res., Manchester, cred. Manchester; enl. Aug. 11, 1S62; must, in Aug. 20, 1862, as 
Priv.; app. Sergt. ; Prin. Muse. November i, 1864; must, out June 21, 1865; P. O. 
ad., Dorchester, Mass. 

WARREN BATCHELDER, Co. A; b. Franklin; age, 23; res., Manchester, 
crpd. Manchester; enl. Aug. 7. 1862; must, in Aug. 20, 1862, as Priv. ; died Nov. 22, 
1862, Asylum for Insane, Washington, D. C. 

First Regt, N. H. Vol. Cavalry, JOSIAH R. BATCHELDER, Co. C; b. Deer- 
field; age, 23; cred. Rumney; enl. Mar. 31, 1864; must, in March 31, 1864, as Priv. ; 
captured June 13, 1864, White Oak Swamp, Va. ; died disease Aug. i, 1864, Ander- 
sonville, Ga. 

National Guards, N. H. Vol. Inf., LEROY S. BATCHELDER, age 19; res., 
Manchester, cred. Manchester; enl. May 9, 1864; must, in May 9, 1864, as Priv.; 
must, out July 27, 1864. 

Fifth Regt. Inf., SAMUEL BATCHELDER, Co. D; drafted; b. Hampton; 
age, 24; res., Hampton Falls, cred. Hampton Falls; drafted Aug. 10, 1863; must, 
in Aug. 10, 1863, as Priv. ; wd. June 3, 1864, Cold Harbor, Va. ; tr. to Co. B; capt- 
ured April 7, 1865, Farmville, Va. ; recaptured April 10, 1865; must, out June 28, 
1865; P. O. ad., Hampton Falls. 

First Regt. Inf., WARD C. BATCHELDER, Co. F; b. Warren; age, 22; res., 
Warren; enl. May i, iShi ; must, in Mav 3, 1861, as Priv. ; must, out Aug. 9, 1861. 

Thirteenth Regt. Inf., CHARLES W. BATCHELLOR, Co. D; b. Bethlehem; 
age, 23; res., Bethlehem, cred. Bethlehem; enl. Aug. 8, 1862; must, in Sept. 19, 
1862, as Corp. ; app. Sergt.; wd. May 3, 1863, Providence Church Road, Va. ; wd. 
May 13, 1864, Proctor's and Kingsland Creeks, Va. ; and died wds. July 2, 1864, Pt. 
Lookout, Md. 



I. REV. STEPHEN BACHILER, b. in England in 1561; m. 

she d. in England; m. 2d, in England, Helen , b. 1583, d. 1642; m. 3d, about 

1648, Mary . 

Rev. Stephen Bachiler was born in 1561, matriculated at St. John's College, 
Oxford, in 1581, and in 1586, at the age of twenty-six, was presented by Lord de la 
Warr to the living of Wherwell ("Horrell"), a pretty village in Hampshire, on the 
river Test. The Oxford registers do not give Mr. Bachiler's home, but there was 
at Kingsclere, Burghclere and Highclere (a few miles from Wherwell), a large family 
of Bachilers; and at Upper Clatford in 1571 there died a Richard Bachiler whose 
will mentions several family names early found in Hampton, N. H. While Stephen 
Bachiler was at Wherwell, there was living at Andover and Weyhill, a few miles 
away. Rev. James Samborne, whose son,* Rev. James Samborne, Jr., was rector 
of Grately (near by) in 1604, and of Upper Clatford from 1610 to 1628. Anne Sam- 
borne, a cousin of Rev. James Samborne, Sr., married Rev. Anthony Gattonby, 
rector from 1572 to 1605 of Goodworth Clatford, the next parish to Wherwell. 
These SSmbornes were of a Berkshire family which derived its Hampshire con- 
nection from a marriage with the Brocas family of Beaurepaire (a few miles east of 
Wherwell) and the Rogers family of Freefolk (the next parish east of Wherwell). 
This Rogers connection made the Sambornes heirs to the estates of the Lisles of 
Thruxton, a parish near Andover, and thus associated the Samborne family with 
Hampshire. In 1605 Mr. Bachiler was "deprived" of his benefice, presumably for 
Calvinistic opinions, and by order of the commission appointed by James I. to in- 
vestigate religious opinions. One member of this commission was Lord de la 
Warr, a son of the nobleman who had presented Mr. Bachiler to the living of 
Wherwell. Mr. Bachiler is said to have taken refuge in Holland, as the Plymouth 
Pilgrims did in 1608, but no record of his life there is found. His son-m-law. Rev. 
John Wing, was the first pastor of an English church at Middleburgh in Holland, 
from 1620 onward; and it is curious to note that a Mr. Samuel Bachiler, minister in 
Sir Charles Morgan's^ fighting regiment in Holland, was the same year called to a 
pastorate in Flushing, but declined. May it not be that this was a son of Rev. 
Stephen Bachiler? Samuel Bachiler was the author of a book called "Miles Chris- 
tianus"! (perhaps the same volume which Mr. Bachiler sent to Margaret Tyndall, 
Governor Winthrop's wife, in October, 1639, from Hampton). ^ 

In this letter Mr. Bachiler mistakes Mrs. Winthrop's Christian name, calling 
her "Alice" instead of Margaret; but that was pardonable, for John Winthrop had 
three wives before he was thirty-four years old, and a patriarch of seventy-eight, 
like Bachiler, could hardly be expected to recall them all. But he had dined with 
this Mrs. Margaret Winthrop, at Groton, Eng., June_, 11, 1621, and no doubt on 

*Sanborne Genealogy, by V. C. Sanborn, La Grange, 111. '?."Ttt '\,'' '^ 

tit seems worth noting that another Morgan, Sylvanus'by name, in his "Sphere of 
Gentry," gives a coat of arms (which I cannot verify) for Rev. Stephen Bachiler. — Vert, a plow 
in fesse; in the base the sun rising or. [Sanborne Genealogy.] 

:JMiles Christianus, or the Campe Royal, Set forth in briefe Meditations on the Words of 
the Prophet Moses, Dent. XXIII, 9-14, hereunder following: "When the host goeth forth against 
thine enemies, then keep thee from every wicked thing. . . . For the Lord thy God walketh 
in the midst of thy camp, to deliver thee, and to give up thine enemies before thee; therefore 
shall thy camp be holy : that he see no unclean thing in thee, and turn away from thee. Preached 
in the armie at Danger-Leager, profitable for all sorts of men to reade; and published for the 
generall good of all that willreade. By Samuel Bachiler, Preacher To the English at Gorinchem. 
Amsterdam. Printed by R. P. in the Yeare MDCXX V." (There is a manuscript inscription.) "To 
the hon<'Urable Gentleman Mr. Ashley his worthy freind, the Authour wisheth all happiness." 
The above is the title-page of Bachiler's book; it is a thin, small, quarto bound in vellum,— 55 
pages in a'l, — a sermon, rather dull apparently. There is a three-page preface addressed "To 
all my deare and loving Countrimen in service to the States of the United Provinces, the hon- 
ourable officers, and all honest souldiers of the English nation residing in the Netherlands, and 
specially (as service bindeth me) to those of Gorcum in Holland, S B. wisheth all happie suc- 
cesses," etc. There is also "an Admonitorie Postscript," to "the Reader whosoever " Gorcum, 
in Dutch Gorinchem, is a fortified town of 11,000 people in South Holland, about twelve miles 
east of Dort, through which you pass in going by rail from Antwerp to Rc.tterdam and Amster- 
dam. I did not go there, nor is it now so important as in the time of the Spanish wars, when it 
was one of the keys to the province of Holland. There is no other work by Samuel Bachiler on 
the catalogue of the British Museum. 


other occasions, and could properly address her as "Auncient & Christian Frende." 
He went on to say: 

"I present my great respect and thankfulness unto you in a little token. And 
though it be little in itself, yet dolh it coniain greater weight of true worth than can 
easily be comprehended but of the spiritual man . . . Looking among some 
special reserved books, and lighting on this little treatise* of one of mine own poor 
children, I conceived nothing might suit more to my love, nor your acceptance. As 
God gives you leisure to read anything that may further your piety, and hope of a 
better life than this, if you shall please to vouchsafe a little part of that time to 
read this by degrees, I shall judge it more than a sufficient satisfaction to my 
love and desire of furthering you in the way of grace." 

I suppose this "Clinstian Soldier" of Samuel Bachiler to have been a sermon 
on the religious life, suggested by his experience with the English volunteers in 
Holland, and perhaps preached there, and even printed, as many Puritan works 
were, outside of England, in order to escape the prohibition of the archbishop's 
licenser, for Laud, from 1635 onward, was very strict to keep back Calvmistic 
books from circulation in England. If Stephen Bachiler brought many copies of it 
to New Hampshire, as he may well have done, they were probably burned, with 
his library, a few years later; since he mentions, in a letter to Winthrop in 1644, he 
has "had great loss by fire, well known, to the value of ;^2oo, with my whole study 
of books" m Hampton. In the same letter, written when he was proposing to settle 
in Exeter, he tells Winthrop that "I procured the plantation for them [at Hampton] 
and have been at great charges in many ways since, for the upholding and further- 
ing of the same; yet I never had any maintenance from them hitherto." •» 

Assuming that Stephen Bachiler was in Holland for a time, it seems probable 
this was between 1607 and 1620, although no record has yet been found concerning 
him in the church, town, or military registers of Middleburgh or Flushing, where 
his kindred were. But when in London (June 23, 1631), and while he was making 
preparation to come to New England, permission was granted to him and his wife 
Helen, with his daughter, "Ann Sandburn, widow" — the latter described as living 
in the Strand, London — to go to Flushing for two months to visit his sons and 
daughters there. Flushing is in Zealand near Middleburgh, and was garrisoned by 
English soldiers for more than half a century, beginning m 1572. It was easy of 
access from England, even in time of war; and war was going on in Holland dur- 
ing all the early years of the seventeenth century. Probably Mr. Bachiler's children 
and grandchildren were on the island of Walcheren, which contains both Flushing 
and Middleburgh. 

Soon after leaving Wherwell, Mr. Bachiler settled in Newton Stacy, the nearest 
hamlet on the east. There he bought and sold land from 1622 to 1631, as Mr. 
"Waters and I found in the "Feet of Fines" for Hampshire, which contain the fol- 

"Paschal Term, 1622: Stephen Bachiler, clerk, bought of George Hunter and 
Dorothy his wife, and Edward Abbott, one garden, one orchard, 44 acres of land, 
one acre pasture — all in Newton Stacy, Hants." 

"Paschal Term, 1629: Stephen Bachiler, clerk, bought of H. HoUoway one cot- 
tage, two gardens, two orchards, 40 acres of land — all in Newton Stacy, Hants." 

These purchases gave a considerable property, all of which was turned into 
money by Mr. Bachiler before sailing for Boston m the William and Francis, March 
g, 1632— as these entries show: 

"Michaelmas Term, 1630: W. Houghton, Thomas Roberts at al. bought of 
Stephen Bachiler, clerk, and Helen his wife, two gardens, two orchards, 80 acres of 
land — two acres pasture — all in Newton Stacy, Hants. "J 

*In 162(5 Samuel Bachiler published another treatise on religious question?, mixed with 
politics, entitled "The Dangers Hanging over the Head of England and France," but it is not 
likely this was the book sent to Mrs. Winthrop. 

+V. C. Sanborn. 

:|Autograph, Stephen Bachiler. 


"Trinity Term, 1631: Thomas Mann bought of Stephen Bachiler clerk, and 
Helen his wife, certain land in Newton Stacey. " 

About 1629 a colonizing society (the "Plow Company") was organized in Eng- 
land, to settle the so-called "Plow Patent" in Maine (Casco) ; and Mr. Bachiler, 
then sixtj'-eight years old, was its pastor. His son-in-law, Christopher Hussey, of 
Dorking (but perhaps the kinsman of Christopher Hussey, mayor of Winchester in 
1609, 1618 and 1631), emigrated to New England in the summer of 1630, and settled 
at Lynn, where Mr. Bachiler joined the family two years later. The Plow Com- 
pany failed, "by the false dealing of those entrusted by us with the Plough's ship 
and our goods therem;" and Mr. Bachiler formed a small church in Lynn — baptiz- 
ing first his grandson, Stephen Hussey, born in 1630. He had come over in the 
William and Francis, with his other grandchildren, John, William and Stephen 
Samborne, landing at Boston June 5, 1632, when neither his wife nor the widow 
Samborne seems to have come. He d. Hackney, England, in 1660 ; res. Lynn, Mass., 
Hampton, N. H., and Hackney, now a part of London, England. 

All the known children of Rev. Stephen Bachiler married in Hampshire or the 
neighboring counties. 

2. i. THEODATE, b. 1596; m. Capt. Christopher Hussey; she d. Oct. 
20, 1649, 3-t Hampton, N. H. 

Christopher Hussey, deacon and captain, son of John, was bom 
in Dorking, England, 1595-6. Of his early education and employ- 
ment little is known, nor do we know where his father died. With 
many of his countrymen he was driven by religious persecution to 
Holland, and it was thought he was one of the parishioners of Rev. 
Stephen Bachiler. It is stated in several works that Mr. Hussey 
was engaged to be married to Mr. Bachiler's daughter, but that 
clergyman objected until his prospective son-in-law deciaed to 
emigrate with him to America. It was only upon this condition 
that he would consent to the marriage. It is said they were mar- 
ried in England, probably before their sojourn to Holland. Hus- 
sey, with his wife and widowed mother, arrived at Charlestown, 
Mass., July 23, 1630, in the William and Francis, which sailed 
from Southampton some time in May. Two years later they re- 
moved to their home in Saugus (Lynn), Mrs. Hus.sey's father 
and some others of the family with their friends and acquaint- 
ances from England joining them. Mr. Bachiler established his 
church immediately in Lynn. On his first Sabbath he baptized 
four children. On being asked to baptize one of the children he 
refused, saying he would baptize his own grandchild first, Stephen 
Hussey, the second white child born in Lynn. Christopher sub- 
sequently removed, with his mother, to Hampton, N. H., and was 
one of the grantees of the town. He was the first deacon of the 
church there established, and a prominent and influential man. 
His farm was on the falls side of the town, to which place he re- 
moved a few years after settlement. 

Christopher Hussey, of Hampton, conveys to Thomas ffilbrick 
and James ffilbrick marsh in Hampton, bounded by Tho Maston 
and the river 10, 8, 165 1. Witness Robert Tuck. Acknowledge 
before Richard Bellingham 8, 8, 1652. [Old Norfolk records.] 

Christopher Hussey of Hampton, yeoman, for £']o conveys to 
Steven Samborne and Saml. fiogge, house and lot in Hampton, 
except what was sold to Jno Samborne; and land adjoining Willi 
ffulears and Tho: Lovets 6, 2, 1650. Wit Steven Bachiler, Ed- 
ward Colcord and John Redman. Ack before the court at Hamp- 
ton 10, 8, 1 65 1. 

Deacon Hussey was captain of the militia and a magistrate, 
town clerk, selectman and representative to the General Court, 
and when New Hampshire was made a royal province he was one 
of the councillors named in the royal commission. After the 
death of his wife, Theodate Batcheller, he married second, Dec. 
9th, 1658, Ann, widow of Jeffrey Mingay, who died Jan. 24., i68o. 
A few more years passed, and Capt. Hussey, having passed ninety- 
years in an honorable and distinguished career, died March 6, 
1686. He died and was buried in Hampton, and was not cast 
away on the coast of Florida, as stated by Savage. Ch. : i. Ste- 



phen, b. about 1630; m. 1676 Martha Bunker. Settled at Nan- 
tucket, Mass. ; d. April 2, 171 8. Stephen Hussey was the ancestor 
of a very numerous progeny at Nantucket. His children were as 
follows: Puella, b. Oct. 10, 1677; Abigail, b. Dec. 22, 1679; ^il- 
vanus, b. May 13, 1682; Bachiler, b. Feb. 18, 1685; Daniel, b. 
Oct. 20, 1687; Mary. b. March 24, 1690; George, b. June 21, 1694; 
Theodate, b. Sept. 15. 1700. 2. Joseph, representative from 
Hampton, 1672. 3. John, baptized at Lynn, 1635; m. Rebecca 
Perkins. Resided at Seabrook, N. H., finally moved to New- 
castle, Del., in 1692. Their children were all born at Hampton; 
they were as follows: Theodate, b. June 12, 1660; Rebecca, b. 
March 10, 1662; Mar3% b. Nov. 8, 1665; Susannah, b. Sept. 7, 1667; 
Anne, b. May 14, 1669; Huldah, b. July 16, 1670; Bethsheda. b. 
Sept. 21, 1671; Christopher, b. Oct. 7, 1672; Hope, b. March 19, 
1674; John, b. Jan. 18, 1675; Hope, b. Feb. 20, 1676; Jedediah, b. 
Feb. 6, 1677; Patience, b. April 4, 1679; Charity, b. Aug. 11, 
1681; daughter, b. Sept. 23. 1682, d. Oct. 12, [6S2; daughter, b. 

. About 1694 or 5, with some of his children, John Hussey 

moved to New Castle, Del., where he died 1707, leaving a will, in 
which he mentions ten of his children; included in these were the 
names of his three sons, Christopher, Jeddediah and John ; these 
being the same as given in the record above. 4. Mary, b. at New- 
bury April 2, 1638; m. Thomas Page, Henry Green and Henry 
Dow, and d. Jan. 21 1733. Their son, Christopher Page, m. Abi- 
gail Tilton ; their son, Jonathan Page, m. June 24, 1724, Mary 
Towle ; their son, Lieut. Jonathan Page, m. Mary Smith ; their 
daughter, Molly Page, m. Col. Nathan Hoit; their daughter, 
Betsy Hoit, m. Mav i, 1796, Dr. Asa Crosby; their daughter, .Sarah 
Crosby, m. Jan. 12, 1819. Oilman Moody Burleigh; their daugh- 
ter, Grace Elizabeth Budeigh, m. Dec. 7, 1847, John Hovey Rice; 
their daughter, Mary Ayer Rice, m. April 11, 1877, Ebenezer 
Lane, of 2116 Michigan avenue. Chicago. 5. Theodate, b. at 
Hampton, Aug. 23. 1640. 6. Huldah, b. about 1643; m. Lieut. 
John Smith; d. 1740. History of Hampton, N. H. 

THE emigrant ances- 
tor of the Whittiers 
was Thomas Whit- 
tier, who came to this coun- 
try in [638 from Southamp- 
ton, Eng. He was bom in 
1620, married Ruth Green 
and settled in Salisbury, 
Mass. After a sh )rt resi- 
dence there he moved to 
Newbury and in (666 was 
admitted a freeman at 
Haverhill and died there 
in 1696, his wife dying in 
1710. They had ten chil- 
dren of whom John was 
the ancestor of the most 
numerous branch. Jos- 
eph, brother of John, be- 
ame the head of another 
iranch. The latter's son, 
Joseph, married Mary 
Peasley, of Haverhill, and 
had nine children, among 
them was Joseph, Jr., who 
married Sarah Greenleaf, 
of Newbury, and had 
eleven children. Their 
tenth child was John, who 
JOHN G. ■vvHiTTiEK. married Abigail Hussey. 



He died in Haverhill in 1830, leaving four children, one of whom 
was John Greenleaf Whittier, sometimes called "The Hermit 
of Amesbury," "The Woodthrush of Essex," "The Martial Qua- 
ker," "The Poet of Freedom," "The Poet of Moral Sentiment" 
and "The Preacher Poet." Abigail Hussey, the mother _of^ the 


poet, was daughter of Joseph Hussey and Mercy (Evans) of Som- 
ersworth, now Rollinsford, N. H. He is a descendant of Chris- 
topher Hussey, who in 1630 came from Dorking, England.* He 
was married in Holland. In 1639, in company with his father-in- 

*Other writers say this is uot so, but Mr. Whittier [always claimed ;his descent from Rev. 
Stephen Bachiler. 



law, he settled in Hampton, N. H., on a grant of 300 acres of land. 
They later became Quakers and a descendant, John Hussey, of 
Hampton, was a preacher to the Quakers at Wilmington, Del. 
The mother of the poet was a devoted disciple of the Society of 
Friends. She was a person of deep and tender religious nature 
and this is evident to one looking at her oil painting. The poet 
once said the reason why his mother moved to Amesbury was 
that she might be near the little Friends meeting in that place. 
John Greenleaf Whittier was born at Haverhill, Mass., Dec. 17, 
1807. Until the age of eighteen he worked on a farm and occa- 
sionally as a shoemaker. In 1825 he entered a school of the Society 
of Friends, of which he was a member, and in 1829 went to Bos- 
ton as editor of a newspaper, the American Manufacturer, and in 
the following year became editor of the New England Weekly 
Review published at Hartford, Conn., but in 1832 returned to 
Haverhill to edit the Haverhill Gazette and work upon his farm. 
He remained there till 1 836, being twice a representative m the 
legislature of the state. In 183b he became one of the secretaries 
of the American Anti-slavery Society, and soon after removed to 
Philadelphia, where he edited for four years the Pennsylvania 
Freeman, an anti-slavery paper. In 1840 he returned to Massa- 
chusetts and settled at Amesbury, where he afterward resided, be- 
ing for some years corresponding editor of the National Era pub- 
lished at Washington. Mr. Whittier's works are among the best 
known and most popular of all American authors. They include 
publications in prose and verse, and have obtained an unpre- 
cedented circulation, both in the United States and in all portions 


of Europe. Besides these various fine illustrated editions of some 
of his shorter poems have been published separately. In 1S69 and 
again in 1876 was published a uniform edition of his poems up to 
date, and ni 1875 he published a collection of poetry imder the 
title of "Songs of Three Centuries." He died Sept. 7, 1S92.* 

This historic old dwelling in which the famous bard of the 
Merrimac Valley was born, was erected by his great-great-grand- 
father Thomas Whittier, the first of his name in America, about 200 
years ago. It is in the east parish of Haverhill, a lonely farm 

♦John G. Whittier writes, 24 8 mo., 1873: "My mother was a descendant of Christopher 
Hussey, of Hampton, N. H., who married a daughter of Rev. Stephen Bachiler, the first min- 
ster of that town. Daniel Webster traces his ancestry to the same pair, so Joshua Coffin in- 
ormed me. Col. Wm. B. Greene, of Boston, is of the same family. John G. Whittier." 


house in one of the most rugged and ■ hilly sections of Essex 
county. Haverhill, now a city of about 30,000 inhabitiants, is 
three miles away. Two centuries ago, as now, Essex county was 
more thickly populated than any other on this side the Atlantic 
that included no big city, yet the Whittier homestead, in the 
northeast corner, is in so isolated a spot that from the date of its 
erection to the present tmie no neighbor's roof has been in sight. 
It is in a sunken pocket of the inland hills. In the early days, it 
is said, Indians in their war paint occasionally passed up the val- 
ley, and the evening fire light in the Whitcier kitchen would fre- 
quently reveal a savage face at the window. But this Quaker 
household was never harmed. 


The birthplace, its environs and the life of the family within 
have been well described b)?^ the poet in "Snow-Bound." In 
winter there was nothing to see in the prospect but a "universe of 
sky and snow." 

Shut in from all the world without, 
We sat the cleau-wingerl hearth about, 
Coi tent to let the north wind loar. 
In baffled ra,i;e at pane and door, 
While the red before us beat 
The frost line back with tropic heat. 

The house has been minutely described in the accounts of Whit- 
tier's boyhood and youth. On one side of the great kitchen is a 
cupboard, at which the tramp mentioned by the poet in his "Yan- 
kee Gypsies," prospecting for brandy, filled his mouth with whale 
oil, and spluttered inarticulate imprecations. There is a straight 
and steep flight of back stairs leading up from the western porch. 
It was down these stairs that in his tenderest infancy the poet, 
wrapped in a blanket, was once rolled, as an experiment, by a 
little girl who had him in charge. 


When Whittier last visited the homestead, in 1882, he pointed 
out a stone wall he helped to build, which is now standing between 
the brook ami the gate. It is ihe garden wall referred to in "The 
Barefoot Boy." Quaker meetings were sometimes held in the 
large kitchen. 

It was in 1840 that Whittier reluctantly disposed of the old 
homestead, in which he had resided much of the time for nearly 
thirty years, and removed to Amesbury, that lovely little hamlet 
at the foot ot Powow Hill, m full sight of the much loved Merri- 
mac. In latter years he made his home at Danvers. 

Abigail Hussey, John Greenleaf Whittier's mother, was a de- 
scendant of Christopher Hussey, a fellow townsman with Thomas 
Whittier in Haverhill, who afterward removed to Hampton, N. 
H., where he married the daughter of Rev. Stephen Bachilei. 
"The tradition is that Mr. Bachiler was a man of remarkable per- 
sonal presence, and was particularly noticeable on account of his 
wonderful eyes ; they were dark and deep set, under broad arches, 
and could throw lightning glances upon occasion. For more than 
a century the Batcheler eye has been proverbial and in Essex 
county. Massachusetts, the striking feature has been steadily main- 
tained. Tne resemblance between Whittier and Daniel Webster were 
long ago observed by those who were unaware of any relationship. 
Though unlike in many respects, there appeared to be a marked 
similarity in their broad and massive brows, swarthy complexions 
and expressive eyes. The characteristic of the eyes were in the 
looks of inscrutable depth, the power of shooting out sudden 
gleams, and the power of tender and lovable expression as well. 
It is now known that not only Whittier, Webster, but W. Pitt 
Fessenden, Caleb Cashing, William B. Green and other promi- 


nent men inherited their fine features, penetrating eyes and 
gravity of manner from the same ancestor, Rev. Stephen Bachiler. 
Tne majestic bearing and the presence of Webster were every- 
where known. The keen glances of Gushing, the eminent 
scholar and diplomat; the deep looks of Col. Green were well 
remembered in Massachusetts. Green was educated at West 
Point, but he resigned from the army and married a famous beauty 
and heiress, daughter of Robert D. Shaw, of Boston, and was for 
some years a Unitarian preacher. In the war of the Rebellion, he 
commanded the 14th Massachusetts regiment of heavy artillery. 
He was an able writer and an original thinker." [Life of John G. 

3. ii. NATHANIEL, b. 1590; m. Hester Mercer. 

4. iii. DEBORAH, b. 1592; m. John Wing. 

The first emigrants to America bearing the name of Wing, like 
nearly all the New England colonists of that period, belonged to 
that portion of the English nation which began near the close of 
the sixteenth century, to be called Puritans, because they con- 
tended that all civil and ecclesiastical affairs, as well as religious 
doctrines, should be strictly conformed to Scriptural models, and 
to the principles of modern liberty. 

They should, however, be distinguished from that portion of 
the same party that had settled at Plymouth, and which has usu- 
ally borne the more specific appellation of "The Pilgrims," be- 
cause they had for conscience sake forsaken their native land, 
had sojourned for several years in the low countries, and had 
finally found a home on the shore of Massachusetts bay, thirty- 
seven miles south of the present city of Boston. 

The two colonies of Plymouth and Massachusetts bay were for 
many years distinct jurisdictions. The former commenced their 
settlement (1620 — eight years before the latter — 1628), and for the 
first ten years were, for some reason, unable to obtain a royal 
charter, being organized under the authority of a commercial as- 
sociation, which, however, seemed to have very little zeal for its 
worldly prosperity. The emigrants also, though composed of 
some of the most enliglitened and energetic men of the age, were 
less anxious to increase their numbers or their wealth than to pro- 
vide for their spiritual harmony and edification. They had also 
been much impoverished by the necessities of a foreign pilgrim- 
age, by repeatedly bafiled and expensive attempts to embark for 
America by the severities of a long voyage on the ocean, and by 
the hardships, famines, drouths and sickness of their first settle- 
ment in the wilderness. 

Only three sparsely settled towns, viz., Plymouth, Duxbury and 
Scituate, were organized during the first sixteen years. The 
colony of Massachusetts bay, on the other hand, though estab- 
lished likewise with prominent aim to construct a congenial re- 
ligious community, was influenced in a much higher degree by the 
lower motives which ordinarily lead to new settlements. It was 
from the beginning favored with a charter of singular liberality, 
and had not only the direction and aid of an enterprising associa- 
tion in England, but a very large amount of popular favor. In 
the course of three or four years after the settlement at Naumkeag 
(now Salem) more than 1,500 persons, in 17 ships, were added to 
tne original 300, and several towns were organized under the 
names of Boston (before called Shawm ut), Charlestown, Water- 
town, Dorchester, Roxbury, Mystic and Saugus. 

In each of these a church was established as soon as a sufficient 
number of persons could be collected for the purpose on the same 
model with the churches of Salem and Plymouth, and generally 
with a full complement of pastor, elders and other officers. 

John Winthrop, the first governor of the colony of Massachusetts 
bay, kept a Journal, in which he gives an account of all public 
transactions down to the year 1649, ^^^^ when enumerating the 
vessels which conveyed immigrants, he makes the record under 


the date of June 5, 1632: "Arrived, the William Francis, Mr. 
Thomas, Master; which left London on the 9th of March, and 
reached this port after a voyage of 88 days with about 60 passen- 
gers, whereof were Mr. Weld and old Mr. Batchelder (being aged 
71), with their families and many other honest men." In another 
place the governor specifies that the company which came with 
Mr. Batchelder consisted of a small body of six or seven persons, 
who went to the same place and co-operated with him in his re- 
ligious movements. The names of these persons are not given, 
but from incidental notices we learn that among them were John 
Wing and his wife Deborah, a daughter of Mrr Batchelder, with 
three adult sons, and Edward Dillingham. There is no decisive 
indication in this or in any other known record of the precise place 
in England from which the company emigrated. From some 
expressions in the will of Edward Dillingham, showing that he 
was in intimate relations with several persons in Bitteswell, 
Leicestershire, it seems probable that these were his former neigh- 
bors, from whom the whole company could not have been distant. 
Those who composed this company had evidently sympathized 
with each other in some peculiar religious views, as well as been 
united by various marriage and blood relations. The Rev. Ben- 
jamin Fessenden, of Sandwich, intimates that they had been 
"very much tainted with Antinoman and Familistical errors," 
but how much this signifies, when interpreted with a due regard 
to the prejudices of the religious party then in the ascendant, it is 
not easy to decide. 

Nothing of the kind was ever objected against Mr. Batchelder 
by the civil or ecclesiastical authorities, before whom he was more 
than once, for other reasons, arraigned ; and as held by the more 
recent advocates of these views, the sentiments and practices 
alluded to could not have been very obnoxious to the Puritan 
divines in Massachusetts. The town of Saugus had been organ- 
ized only three years before their arrival, and no church had been 
collected and no minister had been settled there. A few meetings 
had been held from prayer and exhortation, and some of the in- 
habitants had attended worship at Salem. The time of their 
arrival was eleven years and seven months after the landing at 
Plymouth Rock (Dec. 11, 1620, O. S). and three years and eight 
months after the arrival of the first settlers at Salem. 

John Wing was the original progenitor of nearly all who bear the 
name in America, so far as they are known to us. Nothing is 
known of him before his arrival at Boston and his residence at 
Saugus (Lynn), except that he had married Deborah, the second 
daughter of Stephen Batchelder, and was one of that minister's 
company. Some have inferred that he had been with his father- 
in-law during his sojourn in Holland, and that he had some near 
connection with the Rev. John Wing, the pastor of an English 
congregation in Flushing, in the Province of Zealand, in Holland. 
He does not appear to have been, any more than his associates, 
possessed of pecuniary means beyond what were requisite for his 
voyage, and when a removal from Saugus became desirable, his 
aim was to find a suitable home on the cheaper lands beyond the 
limits of the older settlements. He was probably one of the 
number who performed the journey with Mr. Batchelder for the 
settlement of the Matlacheese, and though that enterprise failed, 
he perhaps then became acquainted with the region afterwards 
known as the Peninsula of Cape Cod. The land there was per- 
haps no more inviting for agricultural purposes than that which 
then generally engro.ised attention within the jurisdiction of the 
Massachusetts Bay colony, but it had some advantages for fishing 
purposes; it was not encumbered bj'' heavy forests; it was easy 
of cultivation; it might be had by all acceptable occupants, and 
the Indians in possession of it were remarkable for their uniform 
friendship for the English. It was within the jurisdiction of the 
Plymouth Colony, though beyond the limits of any organized 



town. About ten years before (1627) a trading house had been 
located at a place called Manomet, at the head of Buzzard's Bay, 
with the view of maintaining commerce with the southern coast 
and of avoiding the dangerous navigation around the Cape, but 

for some reason the en- 
terprise had been aban- 
doned, or was confined 
to the business of mere 

In the year 1637 Mr. 
Edward Freeman and 
nme others, who had 
been residents at 
Saugus, formed an as- 
sociation "to erect a 
plantation or town with- 
in the precincts of his 
Majesty's General Court 
at Plymouth" and near 
the neck of land be- 
tween the opposite 
shores of Barnstable 
and Buzzard's Bays. 
On the third day of 
April, in the same year, 
the general court at 
Plymouth gave to these 
persons the right to 
form said plantation or 
town, "and to receive in 
more inhabitants to 
them according to order 
and duly to dispose of 
said lands to such as 
were or should be or- 
derly admitted to them 
in said township." 
They were soon on the 
ground, and with them 
about fifty others who were called associates, chiefly from Saugus, 
Duxbury and Plymouth. The names of Edward Freeman and 
Edward Dillingham appear among the original "Ten men of 
Saugus," and the name of John Wing occurs as the forty-fifth in 
the list of their first associates. 

Nearly all those mentioned took families with them, and by the 
terms of the act granting them permission to settle none were 
allowed to become housekeepers or to build any cottage or dwell- 
ing to reside singly or alone, or if their characters were not accept- 
able to the governor. Church membership, communion at the 
Lord's table and a regular attendance upon and a proper support 
of public worship at authorized places were indispensable re- 
quisites to becoming a freeman. 

The whole body of freemen in the town had the right to decide 
by vote whether any one should be admitted a member of their 
community, subject, however, to the revision of the governor and 
his assistants. A sufficient quantity of land was granted to the 
original association to provide liberally for three score families, 
according to the number and abilitj. of each householder's family. 
Under the direction of committees appointed by the court, the true 
bounds of every inhabitant's land were laid out and ordered. 

In 165 1, when the conditions on which the grant of the township 
was made had been complied with, a deed of the plantation was 
executed by the governor to Mr. Freeman, who then made con- 
veyances to his associates. The town was incorporated as early 



as 1639, and the Indian name of Shawme was exchanged for that 
of Sandwich. 

In addition to these private "holdings" certain meadows or 
marshy lands on the shore near the town were left for the grazing 
of cattle, as town's commons, and controlled by the town as such. 
In time these became the property of the representatives of the 
original freeman. 

Other woodlands were at first free for every one to obtain from 
ihem timber and fuel for private use, but not for exportation. In 
what part of the township John Wing had his residence it is now 
pernaps impossible to determine. The old traditional home of 
one branch of the family for subsequent generations was situated 
about a mile from the present village of Sandwich, near a stream 
of water between two beautiful ponds, and on a highland over- 
looking the lower sheet of water and the town. 

This seems as likely as any other spot to have been selected 
as his residence. No more attractive location could be found in 
the town. Very probably the limits of the lower pond have been 
much increased in later years by a dam thrown across its outlet, 
by which power has been gained for mills and other manufactur- 
ing establishments, but even before this enlargement the scenery 
from that point must have been more than commonly fine. 

A number of farms, as situated upon the neck of land between 
the two ponds (formerly known as "Wolf Trap Neck"), some of 
which have been in the possession of John's descendants until the 
present time. The exact spot, however, which has generally been 
regarded as the original home, is an eminence near the point 
where the stream from the upper pond falls into the lower and 
since occupied as a factory for nails. 

Near the present building is an artificial cavity about fifteen 
feet square and several feet deep, which must once have been a 
cellar, and is even now surrounded by a few very ancient fruit and 
ornamental trees. The buildings which once were over and near 
it are gone, with every other relic of them, and the mansion which 
has been the residence of his descendants is situated about 200 
rods westward. 

The farm, which has usually been connected with this home- 
stead, consists of two or three hundred acres of valuable land up 
the stream and along the borders of the lower pond. Immedi- 
ately before it, across the sheet of water, which lies in the form 
of a semi-circle about a mile in length and within the arc of the 
semi-circle, is an ancient cemetery, where the earlier inhabitants 
were buried. On the outer and right margin of the lower end of 
the pond lies the main village, consisting principally of one street, 
along which are a grist mill, marble works, the town hall and 
academy, several churches, a Masonic hall and two or three hotels. 
This part of the town has remained without essential alteration 
from the most ancient period of which we have any account. 

In 1638, almost immediately on the settlement of the town, a 
church was formed, and there can be no doubt that public worship 
was maintained there from the very first. 

A rude building for that purpose must have been at once erected, 
for as early as in 644 the one which was used for worship was 
called "the old meeting house." The ministers of that day in all 
the towns were invariably men of respectable talents and learn- 
ing, such as everywhere commanded confidence and respect. 
There was something, however, in the disposition of the original 
inhabitants of Sandwich which was unfavorable to the harmony 
and growth of the original congregation. 

The experience which some of them had had at Saugus was 
perhaps ill adapted to make them cordial in its support. Even 
if the strict laws in relation to communion and ministerial sub- 
sistence and attendance upon public worship were observed, it is 
evident that a considerable degree of laxness was from the very 
first allowed. The freemen of the town were more than once 


censured by the general court for allowing persons to settle and 
reside among them whose views were looked upon as disorderly. 

The stipends were poorly paid and often were reluctantly col- 
lected. The minister complained that few attended upon his min- 
istrations and serious dissensions prevailed among the people. In 
one instance these are spoken of as caused by a party which had 
once been under the influence of Stephen Batchelder. The town 
authorities are said to have been unwilling, or, from the state of 
public feeling, unable to enforce the laws relating to public wor- 
ship, and what were called irregularities. Some of the most re- 
spectable inhabitants, like Mr. Edward Freeman and Edward 
Dillingham among the original associates, were complained of be- 
fore the court and fined. 

An early record of the church shows only eleven male mem- 
bers, and neither in this nor in any subsequent notice of the busi- 
ness of the church does the name of John Wing nor any of his 
family for many years appear. They had probably all been com- 
municants at Saugus, and they were doubtless decidedly religious 
people, but inclined to greater freedom in worship and in ecclesi- 
astical affairs. We shall see that this spirit soon took a direction 
which led a large portion of the family to forsake the church and 
the forms of worship established by the civil authority. Very 
little can be learned from the meager records of the town, the 
church or the general colony regarding the family history of John 

He appears to have been a plain man of ordinary intelligence, 
never aspiring to political distinction, and only ambitious to culti- 
vate his laud and decently to bring up his family. In a few in- 
stances, however, his name occurs on the records of the general 
court as one well qualified for public business. In 1641 he is 
allowed six acres for his share of the meadow lands held at first in 
common, but divided afterwards annually for the use of the inhabit- 
ants in severalty. On another occasion he was concerned in the 
construction of a road connecting Sandwich with the earlier settle- 
ments. For some time the people had been obliged either to re- 
duce their corn to meal by the slow and laborious Indian process 
by means of a mortar and pestle, or transport it all the way to 
Plymouth on their own shoulders or on the back of a horse or cow. 
Tradition points out the old Indian path by which the people on 
the Cape thus wearily conveyed their grist to and from Plymouth. 

In 1652 the court appointed a jury of thirteen persons to lay out 
the most convenient track for a road from Sandwich to Plymouth. 
John Wing was the seventh on this list. The jury was empaneled 
three days afterwards (Feb. 17) and commenced their work, but two 
years from that time the road was not completed, and both Ply- 
mouth and Sandwich were presented for not having the country 
highway between these places cleared so as to be passable for man 
and horse. Some apprehensions began early to be felt that the 
Indians of the west were hostilely inclined toward the settlers, 
and a law was enacted to prevent all Indians from having the use 
of firearms. A number of persons were complained of (about 
1642) for allowing Indians to use such weapons even in hunting. 
Among these were the assistant governor, Freeman and John 
Wing for lending guns to Indians. The date of John Wing's or 
of his wife's death is not recorded. 

The first part of the Book of Records of Sandwich either has 
been lost or was originally so defective that very little can be 
made of them. The clerk of each town m the colony was, by law, 
required to keep a full register of all the births, marriages and 
deaths which occurred m his town, and these records for a valu- 
able repository to which antiquarians and genealogists can now 
resort, but no public enactments could secure them against the 
negligence or the unskilfulness of the officials, the remissness of 
those who ought to have reported the tacts or the ravages of fire 
in later times. Even the wills of many of the older settlers, from 


which much information might have been gained, are not unfre- 
quently unrecorded in the county records. A very good idea, 
however, may be obtained of the common life and manners of the 
people from the traditions and literature which have come down 
to us. The solemn scriptural style of speaking, the long beards 
and short hair, the singular fashion of dress for both men and 
women, the kind of houses of which a few specimens still remain 
on the Cape, the large fires "kindled by fat pine" in the immense 
chimneys, the food consisting so much of fish and maize, the meet- 
ings on the "Lord's Day," the town and church meetings, in 
which equality and liberty found their utmost expression, the 
quaint laws which, in solemn phrase, extended to the minutest 
details of social and moral conduct, the prolix style of preaching 
and the long public and private prayers, the public whippings 
in the pillory, confinement in the stocks and exposures in the pub- 
lic assemblies for private offenses and the scarlet letter markings 
on the garments, or the brandings in the face for shameful crimes, 
are all proofs of a state of society utterly passed away. The 
family was among the most advanced in its opposition to such 

But a visitor on the Cape, even at the present day, will easily 
discover better representatives of this singular race than can be 
found perhaps in any other part of the world. 

The streams of immigration which have swept by them on 
each hand have left here remnants of an original stock, whose 
influence has been deeply impressed upon the national character. 
Poor as the soil and severe as the skies may have been in that 
region, the men and women which it has sent forth have done 
Tiuch to shape the destinies of this nation. 

The number of children had by John and Deborah Wing re- 
mains a matter of some uncertainty. We have no evidence that 
he had any daughters, and very little to make us suspect that he 
had more than three sons. A vague tradition relates that one son, 
Matthew, came with the family to America, but returned and died 
in England. All our reliable accounts, however, speak only of 
Daniel, John and Stephen, who came with him in the same vessel, 
and accompanied him until his settlement in Sandwich. 

Daniel, the eldest son of John and Deborah Batchelder Wing 
(i), of Sandwich, came with his father from England, and accom- 
panied him until he was settled at Sandwich. They resided near 
one another, and perhaps in the same house. In 1640, June 28, 
Andrew Hallet, being about to remove to Yarmouth, conveyed 
certain landed property to Daniel Wing, the instrument being 
witnessed by John Wing and Edward Dillingham. This was un- 
doubtedly a farm in the immediate neighborhood of the paternal 
mansion. The house in which he resided was probably not far 
from the spot supposed to be the residence of his father. With 
his brothers he was enrolled in 1643 among those who were at that 
time between the ages of 16 and 60, and therefore liable to bear 
arms. Even at this early period some apprehensions of hostile 
movements on the part of the Narragansetts on the west of the bay 
which now bears their name, began to be entertained, and the 
people were called upon for military drills and equipments. In 
Sandwich, as well as in Plymouth and other places, twelve or 
more persons were enjoined to bring their muskets with shot and 
powder every Lord's Day to the meeting, with their sword and 
furniture to every piece ready for service if need should require. 
The taking of fish was an important matter in the commerce of 
the town and the profits of the leases of the Herring river, and the 
cutting up of whales and other large fish which had escaped, after 
being wounded, from their pursuers and been stranded upon the 
shores of the bay were no inconsiderable item in defraying the 
expenses of the schools. Accordingly, in 1652, an agreement was 
made with Daniel Wing and Michael Blackwell for the taking of 
the fish in Herring river, and it was ordered that Edmund Free- 


man, Daniel Wing and four others who are named, "shall take care 
of all the fish that Indians shall cut up within the limits of the 
town, so as to provide safely for it, and shall dispose of the fish 
for the town's use; also, that if any man that is an inhabitant 
shall find a whale and report it to any of these six men, he shall 
have a double, and that these six men shall take care to provide 
laborers and whatever is needful so that whatever whales either 
Indian or white man gives notice of the}' may dispose of the pro- 
ceeds to the town's use, to be divided equally to every inhabitant. 
An earlier building of a mill for the accommodation of the in- 
habitants having failed in 1654, four persons were engaged to 
build one, "the town paying twenty pounds," and this sum was at 
once voluntarily suscribed by Daniel Wing and twenty-one other 
inhabitants. This and another mill were soon after erected, and 
millers were appointed by the town "to grind and have the toll 
for their pains." It was during the year 1655 that the names of 
Daniel Wing and a number of the prominent citizens of Sandwich 
are first mentioned in connection with a seriou^ religious dissen- 
sion in the town. From the first settlement of the place, its inhabi- 
tants were looked upon bj' the authorities at Plymouth as more 
than commonly indifferent to the execution of the laws in favor of 
uniformity in worship. Many persons had been subjected to fines 
for speaking disrespectfully of the laws, and of the mode of con- 
ducting public worship. So great became the falling off of attend- 
ance upon the ministrations of Mr. Leverich, the first minister, 
that (about 1654) he concluded to leave the place, a,nd for nearly 
twenty years the people were destitute of a regular pastor. In 
the meantime Mr. Richard Bourne and Mr. Thomas Tupper, per- 
sons of a religious turn of mind, and possessed of some powers of 
public speaking, but without a regular ordination, conducted the 
services on the Lord's Day. Each of them had his party, and 
each was the occupant of the pulpit according as he might have 
the most adherents. The cmgregation had become much reduced 
in numbers, and was not formally divided, though distracted by 
facticms. One portion of them are said to have been tinged with 
fanaticism and were much blamed for driving away the late pas- 
tor. Another portion is said to have been disgusted with such a 
state of things and to have mainly withdrawn from public wor- 
ship. The^e last are said by Rev. Mr. Fessenden, the minister of 
Sandwich. 1722-46, to have embraced Antinomian and Familistical 
errors, under the ministry of Stephen Batchelder, the first minis- 
ter of Lynn. And yet Daniel Wing's name appears with eighteen 
others of the most respectable and conservative of the church 
members, attached to a call given about 1655-6. to some person 
engaged as a temporary supply. The call was entered upon the 
regular minutes of that time, though it is now without super- 
scription indicating to whom it was addressed or its precise date. 
Such notices prepare us to appreciate the position of Daniel Wing 
and others who acted with him in political and religious affairs. 
As early as 1646, a general movement was made throughout the 
Plymouth colony in behalf of toleration. A petition was exten- 
sively signed and presented to the general court "to allow and 
maintain full and free tolerance of religion to all men that would 
preserve the civil peace and submit to government." It was sup- 
ported by numbers of the deputies and by a large portion of the in- 
habitants of Sandwich. It was, however, overruled by the arbi- 
trary act of Governor Bradford. In 1654, it is recorded that the 
people of both colonies began about this time to be indifferent to 
the ministry, and to exercise their own gifts, doubting the utility 
of public preaching. Up to this time Daniel acted with the 
church of Sandwich, and his contributions were among the largest 
in the support of the minister and in the repairs of the parson- 
age. His name does not appear among the opponents of that 
minister, and the probability is that he was one of those who were 
offended at the proceedings which resulted in the long vacancy. 


In 1657, "the people called Quakers" made their first appearance 
in Sandwich. In Bowden's "History of the Society of Friends in 
America," it is mentioned that two English Friends, named Chris- 
topher Holden and John Copeland, came to Sandwich on the 20th 
of 6th month, 1657, and had a number of meetings, and that 
their arrival was hailed with feelings of satisfaction by many who 
had long been burdened with a lifeless ministry and dead forms in 
religion. But the town had its advocates of religious intolerance 
and no small commotion ensued." The governor issued a war- 
rant for their arrest, but when a copy of the warrant was asked 
for by Wm. Newland, at whose house the meetings had been 
held, it was refused, and its execution was resisted. A severe 
rebuke and a fine was then inflicted upon them. The two prison- 
ers were sentenced to be whipped, but the selectmen of the town 
declined to act in the case, and the marshal was obliged to take 
them to Barnstable to find a magistrate willing to complj? with 
the order. 

Tradition reports that many meetings were held at a secluded 
spot in the woods, which from the preacher's Christian name, was 
afterward known as "Christopher's Hollow." Numerous com- 
plaints were made against divers persons in Sandwich for meet- 
ings at private houses and inveighing against magistrates, and 
several men and women were publicly whipped for disturbing 
public worship, for abusing the ministers, for encouraging others 
in holding meetings, for entertaining the preachers and for un- 
worthy speeches. Daniel Wing, with three others, was arrested 
for tumultuous carriage at a meeting of Quakers and severely 
fined, though there is no evidence that a single Quaker, besides 
the preachers, was present, and it is certain that neither of these 
persons professed at that time any adherence to the new sect. 
Daniel and Stephen Wing refused to take the oath of fidelity, 
not on the ground that they declined all oaths, but because this 
particular oath pledged them to assist in the execution of an in- 
tolerant enactment. Indeed, so generally were the laws against 
free worship condemned in Sandwich, that the constable was "un- 
able to discharge his duty by reason of many disturbent persons 
there residing," and it was enacted that a marshal be chosen for 
such service in Sandwich, Barnstable and Yarmouth. In 1658 a 
list was made out by the governor and other magistrates of cer- 
tain persons who refused to take the oath of fidelity, and for 
that reason had no legal right to act as inhabitants. They were, 
therefore, each fined five pounds to the colony's use, and it was 
ordered that each and every one of them should henceforth have 
no power to act in any town meeting till better evidence appeared 
of their legal admittance, nor to claim title or interest in any 
town privileges as townsmen, and that no man should henceforth 
be admitted an inhabitant of Sandwich, or enjoy the privileges 
thereof, without the approbation of the church and of Mr. Thomas 
Prince (the governor), or of the assistants whom they shall 
choose. Many were summoned to Plymouth to account for non- 
attendance upon public worship and distraints were exacted from 
these recusants in Sandwich to satisfy for fines to the amount of 
six hundred and sixty pounds. Of these fines Daniel Wing paid 
not less than twelve pounds. 

Up to this time Daniel Wing, with others who acted with him, 
appear simply as friends of toleration and resisters of an oppres- 
si^'e law. But it was not long before he and most of these sym- 
pathizers became active converts to the persecuted sect. In 1658 
no less than eighteen families in Sandwich recorded their names 
in one of the documents of the society. Writers of that period 
(165B-60) say, "We have two strong places in this land, the one at 
Newport and the other at Sandwich ; almost the whole town of 
Sandwich is adhering towards them," and the records of Monthly 
Meetings of Friends show that the Sandwich Monthly Meeting 
was the first established in America." Its records extend as far 


back as 1672, which is earlier than any other known in this coun- 
try. It was not until the accession of King Charles the Second 
(about 1660) that these proceedings against the Quakers were dis- 
continued by the royal order, and the most obnoxious laws were 
repealed in the colony of Plymouth, when we are told that "the 
Quakers became the most peaceful, industrious and moral of all 
the religious sects." In the fervor of religious zeal, and while 
smarting under severe injuries, they doubtless, at this early 
period, provoked the authorities by indiscretions which none of 
their successors in the faith would attempt to justify, and yet 
every descendant of the Puritans must regret that those who had 
themselves suffered so much for their conscientious convictions 
should have inflicted such severities upon dissenters from their 
own views. 

In 1658 the true bounds of every inhabitant's lands were laid 
out and ordered by the general court, so that the lands might be 
brought to record. There were fifty-five such owners whose 
names are recorded, among whom Daniel and Stephen Wing are 
mentioned. According to some records Daniel died in the year 
1664, but Freeman and Savage make his death five years earlier 
(1659). His will was dated May 3, 1659, but as one of his children 
was born in 1660, and another later in the year 1664, we agree with 
the Plymouth records in placing his death near the latter date. 
He married gth month, 5, 1641, Hannah, a daughter of John 
Swift. The Swifts were numerous in the western part of the 
town, especially at Scusset (West Sandwich), where an inn was 
for many years kept by one of the name of such notoriety as to 
give the place itself a considerable reputation. Hannah died 
Dec. I, 1664, soon after the birth of her youngest child. Her 
father's will, dated the twelfth day of the eighth month, 1662, be- 
queathed certain amounts to Samuel and John, the sons of his 
daughter Hannah ; and the inventory of his property was made 
May I, 1666, by Stephen Wing and Stephen Skiffe. Ch. ; i. Sam- 
uel, he took oath of fidelity in 1681. 2. John, m. Martha Spooner; 
res. Rochester, Mass. 3. Deborah. 4. Hannah, b. 5th month 28, 
1643; m. 1668 Jedediah Lombard, ~of Barnstable and Truro, Mass., 
son Jedediah Lombard was b. i66g; admitted to church March 
4, 1716; d. Sept. 12, 1739; ™- Nov. 8, 1669, Hannah Lewis, daugh- 
ter of Lieutenant James Lewis; she was b. 1676; d. April 25, 1743. 
Their son, James Lombard, was b. Oct. 11, 1703; d. Sept. 12, 
1769; aged 65 years; gravestone, North Truro; m. Feb. 19, 1729, 
Elizabeth Freeman, daughter of Constant Freeman; she was b. 
Feb. 4, 1707-8, in Eastham ; d. Oct. 5, 1771; gravestone. North 
Truro. Their son, Lewis Lombard, b. March 17, 1739-40; bap. 
April 13, 1740; d. Oct. 9 or 20, 1814; gravestone, North Truro; 
m. March 27, 1766, by Rev. Caleb Upham to Elizabeth Pike, Jr., 
who was b. 1739; bap. July 13, 1740; d. Sept. 30, 1818; gravestone, 
North Truro. Their son, James Lombard, b. May 15, 1769, 
Truro; bap. June 18, 1769; d. Feb. 8, 1817, New Orleans; m. 
Sept. II, 1792, Hannah Snow, who was b. Sept. 25, 1773, Truro; 
bap. Feb. 27, 1774; d. Aug. 28, i S3 7, aged 64 years. Their son. 
Lewis Lombard, b. May 28, 1801, Truro; d. June 19, 1879, Truro; 
m. Nov. 20, 1823, Sarah Gross, who was b. Dec. 14, 1805; d. Oct. 
4, 1856. Their son, Josiah Lewis Lombard, b. Truro, Mass., Nov. 
30, 1833; resides in Chicago; m. Susan T. Collins, Sept. 10, 1857. 
Is a prominent citizen, has been President of the Society of the 
Sons of the American Revolution. 6. Ephraim or Daniel. 7. 
Samuel Batchelder, b. 6th month 28, 1652. 8. Hepzibah, b. 9th 
month 16, 1658. 9. John, b. nth month 14 or 16, 1656. 10. 
Beulah, b. 9th month 16, 1660. 11. Daniel, nth month 28, 1664; 
m. Deborah Dillingham ; res. Sandwich. 

The descendants of Daniel and Stephen Wing have nearly all 
been connected with the society calling themselves Friends. The 
place in Sandwich where they have from the first worshiped, is 
near Spring Hill, about three miles eastward from the central vil- 


lage. There, in the midst of a thickly settled neighborhood of the 
same faith, now rises the neat and commodious house of worship, 
which has succeeded one or two less costly structures before it. 
It has no spire, but being on an eminence can be seen from afar. 
It is divided into two parts, for the men and women respectively, 
and a partition is so contrived that it can be let down between 
them on such occasions as require separate meetings. The seats, 
which are occupied by the ministers, are three in number, gradu- 
ally ascending one above the other, extending on each side of this 
partition, and divided by it, so as to accommodate the male and 
female preachers. On the days when the writer was present 
(1S74), the house was well filled with intelligent worshipers, and 
the preachers' seats were occupied by about a dozen men and 
women of a venerable and devout aspect, inhabitants of Sand- 
wich, and during the week engaged in ordinary employments. 

Here, for six generations, this people have worshiped God 
according to their simple forms, little affected by the changes of 
the outer world, and sincerely witnessing for their original prin- 
ciples. Even during our first Revolutionary and the late Civil 
Wars, though they showed in many ways on which side their 
warm sympathies were, they could not be induced to act incon- 
sistently with their peculiar tenets. In 1692 the liberty of con- 
science which had been secured to them only by royal order was 
guaranteed by the new charter, and they were no longer called 
upon to support other establishments. Near the house of worship 
are two cemeteries, the oldest of which is now filled with graves, 
which, however, are invisible above the smooth green turf, in 
accordance with the principle formerly entertained that monu- 
ments and inscriptions were too generally expressions of an osten- 
tatious and flattering spirit. In the more recently constructed 
graveyard low tombstones are allowed, on which may be inscribed 
only the names of the deceased with the dates of their birth and 
death. We seek in vain, therefore, to identify the precise spot in 
which the dust of any one of the family in its earlier generations 
now reposes. We only know that within that ancient enclosure 
are probably buried more of the name than can be found in any 
other in America. 

John, the second son of John and Deborah Batchelder Wing, of 
Sandv/-ich, was born in England, and came to America with his 
father in 1632. His age at that time is not known, and we have 
no means of learning it from any subsequent dates. He went 
with his father and brothers from Saugus to Sandwich on the first 
settlement of the latter town, but must have left home at an early 
period to form a new settlement on the Cape eastward. The town 
of Yarmouth was incorporated in 1639, but in the last month of 
the same year Barnstable was set off between it and Sandwich. 
It extends from Barnstable Bay on the north to the sound on the 

A part of its northern shore was originally called Mattacheese 
from an Indian tribe residing there, on whose lands his maternal 
grandfather. Rev. Stephen Batchelder, had, with a few friends, 
made a fruitless attempt to form a settlement. The precise date 
of his removal cannot be determined, as the early records of the 
town of Yarmouth were, in 1674, destroyed by fire and the first 
twenty pages of the Harwich records are entirely lost. From in- 
cidental notices in the records of the Court of Plymouth and at 
Barnstable we gather a few items. The first reference of any in- 
terest to our history is under date of March i, 1659, ^s follows: 
The court, taking notice that John Wing is erecting a building in 
a place that is out of bounds of the township, and conceiving that 
such practices, if permitted, may prove prejudicial to the whole, 
do order that the said John Wing, and others that have done or 
shall do so, be prohibited to persist therein until it be further 
cleared to what township such lands belong on which they build. 
This order refers to a requirement of that period that no persons 


should settle upon lands which were not included within the 
chartered limits of towns, and under the permission of the court 
and body of freemen incorporated by the government. There 
was some doubt whether Sautucket, the place at which John Wing 
had commenced buildmg, was within the limits which had been 
given to Yarmouth township, and until that question had been 
decided it was deemed proper to prohibit its settlement. As, how- 
ever, it was reputed to be, and was soon afterwards proved to be 
within the chartered limits of the township, John Wing had 
already begun to build and soon established himself there. In- 
deed, there are some indications that for an indefinite time before 
this he had purchased and lived upon a piece, of land in the 
vicinity. It was in the northern part of the town, in the neighbor- 
hood of the sea coast. The Indians were then and for some time 
afterwards numerous in that region, but they were peaceable and 
never engaged in any hostile proceedings against the English. 
The precise spot on which John Wing settled is supposed to have 
been a high piece of land surrounded by swamp or meadow land, 
subsequently called "Wing's Island," about a mile northeast of 
the present town of Brewster. It was doubtless selected on 
account of its fertility and adaptation to the grazing of cattle. 
Freeman calls him and Lieut. John Dillingham (also from Sand- 
wich) "large land owners." The line on the east of Brewster, 
for a long time called "Wing's Line," was the base of future sur- 
veys, and indicates a tract of land extending across the peninsula 
from the northern to the southern coast. A large pond also in 
Brewster bears the name of Wing to the present time. In 1677, ^^ 
a town meeting, May 30, the townsmen of Yarmouth did forewarn 
John Wing and our neighbors of Sautucket from purchasing any 
lands in the bounds of our township of any Indian, or to take any 
possession thereof from them as being contrary to court order. 
The order here referred to was one which prohibited anj'^ private 
purchases from the aboriginal possessors of the soil ; in the first 
place because no private Indian was really the owner of tribal 
lands in severalty, and in the second place because advantage was 
often taken of Indians by selfish and dishonest persons. It ap- 
pears, however, that some transaction of this kind were allowed, 
especially with certain chiefs or sachems who were actual owners 
of individual property. The very transaction here alluded to was 
subsequently allowed, and became the legal title to a large body 
of land. In the Book of Evidences of lands for the jurisdiction of 
New Plymouth, there is recorded a deed of land, of which the fol- 
lowing is the purport, viz. : On the first of March, 1676-7, John 
Wing and John Dillingham, in behalf of themselves and others 
associated with them (viz., Thomas Clarke, Kenelm Winslow, 
Paul Sears and Ananias and Joseph Wing) purchased of Robin 
(Indian), of Mattacheese, of Samson, of Nobscusset, and Panasa- 
must, his wife, and of Ralph, of Nobscusset, and Menetatomust. 
his wife, other daughters of Nepatian; all that tract of land, both 
upland and meadow, which they had in common or partnership 
lying m Saquetucket in the liberties of Yarmouth between the 
place commonly called Bound Brook on the west, and the middle 
of Saquetucket river on the east. In this purchase John Wmg 
was to have a third part of four shares. The division was made, 
and the land was deeded to each April 16, 1677-8. The original 
deed is said to be in the possession of Amos Otis, Esq., but a copy 
of it in full has been taken by the writer. - The land lies within the 
limits of the present township of Brewster, and is said to be among 
the most valuable in that vicinity. 

On the 15th of March, 1680, it appears from the town records 
that an agreement was made with our neighbors, the purchasers 
or proprietors of the land between Stony Brook and Bound Brook, 
subsequently signed Ananias Wing, Paul Sears, Kenelm Winslow 
and John Dillingham, Jun., on the one part, and by John Thacher 
and others on behalf of the town. This was probably the final 

♦Wing Genealogy. 


settlement of the question between the town and the association 
in the above mentioned purchase. The years 1675-6 were memor- 
able for the war with the Indians, commonly called Philip's war. 
In consequence of the friendly attitude which had always been 
maintained by the tribes on the Cape, the inhabitants there were 
not molested at their homes, but they were subjected to severe losses, 
both of men and money for the supply of troops. John Wingassessed, 
in 1776, towards the charge in the late war, five pounds sixteen shil- 
lings and three pence. No traces are now perceptible of the resi- 
dence in which John Wing lived for more than forty years. His 
first wife's name was Elizabeth, and Savage thinks that he found 
her in Saugus (Lynn). She was the mother of all his children. 
She was probably the person meant in the record of Yarmouth, 
which says: "Jan. 31, 1692 — The last of January Old Goody Wing 
died." In 1723, the pew No. 9 in the new meeting house, was 
assigned to John Wing, Sen., for which he paid five pounds ten 
shillings, this being the ninth, according to the dignity and valua- 
tion of the pews. For his second Avife he married Miriam, the 
daughter of Stephen Dean, of Pi^-mouth, one of the old comers. 
John Wing died in 1699. His will dated May 2, 1696, and was 
witnessed by John Thatcher, John Dillingham and William 
Griffith. A codicil is dated Feb. 6, 1698-9. This will, which is 
very lengthy, was presented to probate Aug. 10, 1699, and it is 
now on record at Barnstable. It makes mention of his wife 
Miriam, his three children, Ananias, Susannah ^ Parslow and 
Oseah Turner, his grandsons, John and Elnathan, and the 
children of his deceased son, Joseph. He probably never bore 
office in his town, although he appears to have been public spirited 
and much respected. He was devoted rather to agriculture and 
the acquisition of land for himself and his children. His wife sur- 
vived him for two years or three years. She made a will, which 
was dated May 24, 1701, and was probated in January, 1702-3. It 
gives the principal part of her property, inherited from her 
wealthy parents, to Dean Smith, of Chatham, whose mother was 
her sister, Bethia Smith, of Monomoith. The inventory of her 
personal property was taken in January, 1702-3, and its value was 
assessed at seventy-eight pounds, twelve shillings and two pence. 
I. Ephriam, b. May 30, 1648; "drowned in the snow." 2. 
Ephriam, b. April 4, 1649; d. Dec. 11, 1649. 3. Joseph, b. Sept. 
12, 1650; m. 1676 Jerusha Mayhew; buried May 3, 1679, leaving 

one son, John. 4. Ananias; m. Hannah ; res. Brewster, 

Mass. 5. Oseah, who married a Turner. 6. John, m. Mary ; 

had one son, John. 7. Susannah, b. about 1647; m. Wm. Pars- 

Stephen, the youngest son of John and Deborah Batchelder 
Wing, resided in Sandwich. It is contended by some that he con- 
tinued to live with his father even after his marriage. Tradition, 
however, with considerable confidence and probability, fixes his 
precise location on a farm not far from Spring Hill, now in the 
possession of a descendant. A part of the house which he built in 
1644 is said to be still in existence. From his business as a town 
official we concluded that for a while at least he must have lived 
at the central village of Sandwich. In 1646-7 he was married to 
Oseah, the daughter of Edward Dillingham, one of the nine asso- 
ciates to whom the town had been granted April 3, 1637. In ac- 
cordance with the rigid laws of that period, and which were en- 
forced against all, however high their position in society, some 
objections were made against him and a fine was laid upon him 
b}'- the court at Plymouth, March 2, 1646-7, for the too early birth 
of his first child after marriage. He appears, however, to have 
been an earnest advocate of religion and of morality, for he was a 
strenuous supporter of religious meetings and of public order, yet 
he, with many others of that period, came in conflict with the ex- 
clusiveness and intolerance to which both church and state were 
then committed. From the first the whole family of his father 


and his mother's father were inclined to a greater freedom in wor- 
ship and life than the customs and laws of the colonies permitted. 
In this they had the sympathies of what seems to have been for 
many years a majority of the inhabitants of Sandwich. The re- 
ligious difficulties of the town by no means originated, as has 
been supposed, with the advent of the Quakers. Land complaints 
were made respecting those who resisted the severe and arbitrary 
laws of the colony long before any meetings forbidden by law were 
set up, or the name of Quaker was known. And yet the pre- 
valence of such a spirit and sentiment prepared the people of 
Sandwich to decline enforcing and even to resist the cruel laws 
against the Quakers when these people made their appearance. 
In 1657, when Nicholas Upsall visited Sandwich, there was a great 
commotion. Public proclamation was made that for every hour's 
entertainment of him " a severe fine was to be exacted." In spite 
of such a law, several families at that time not at all inclined to 
Quakerism, not only received him to their houses, but allowed 
him and others to hold meetings and attended upon them. Ste- 
phen, when his brother Daniel began first with contending for 
tolerance, and soon their sj'mpathy with suffering was exchanged 
for conversion to the faith of the sufferers. Severe fines were 
imposed upon him, imprisonment was threatened if not absolutely 
inflicted on him, and even the town privileges of a freeman were 
withdrawn from him and his friends because he declined for a 
time to take the oath of fidelity which bound him to assist in tne 
execution of such laws. 

He had been admitted a freeman and enrolled among those 
liable to bear arms in 1643, and had been assigned his proper 
proportion and boundary of land m 1658. So large, however, was 
the number of converts to the Friends, and so general the dispo- 
sition to tolerate them among the people of Sandwich, that the 
laws against them could not be enforced, and if any punishments 
were inflicted it had to be done out of town. 

Stephen and his family became permanently connected with the 
society of Friends, and his posterity have in all their generations 
remained true to his example. In 1667 he, with William (rriffith, 
presented to probate the will of his father-in-law, Edward Dill- 
ingham, and in 1669 he was chosen town clerk. In 1675 the town 
voted to record his name with many others as having a just right 
to the privileges of the town. In 1678 he seems to have overcome 
his scruples about taking the oath of fidelity, for his name that 
year appears among those on the list of its receivers. On the gth 
day of the 4th month, 1653-4, his wife, Oseah, died; and on the 
7th of the II month of the same year he married Sarah, the daugh- 
ter of John Briggs, who came to America in 1635, aged 20. She 
died 3d month 26, 1689; but the period of his own death is uncer- 
tain.* One account gives it as 2d month 24, 1710 (old style). The 
will of one named Stephen Wing is given in the records, dated 
Dec. 2, 1700, and proved July 13, 1710; and it mentions sons 
Nathaniel, Elisha and John, and daughters Sarah Gifford and 
Abigail Wing, and a grandson, Jeremiah Gifford. Ebenezer Wing 
and Matthew Wing, sons of the deceased, were appointed by the 
judge to be executors of the will. From this date we infer that 
Stephen continued to live through the first decade of the last cen- 
tury, although he must then have been not less than eighty-eight 
years of age. His children: i. Nathaniel, b. about 1646-7; res. 
Sandwich, Mass., leaving Nathaniel, Ebenezer and Joseph. 2. 

Elisha, b. about 1647-8; m. Mehitable ; res. Rochester, 

Mass. 3. Ephraim. b. 4th month 21, 1649; died in infancy. 4. 
Mercy, b. nth month 13, 1650. 5. Stephen, b. 9th 5,1657. 6. Sarah, 
b. 2d month 5, 1657-8. 7. John. b. 9th month 25, 1661 ; m. Mary 
Perry; res. Sandwich. 8. Abigail, b. 5th month i, 1664. 9. 
Ebenezer, b. nth month 5, 1671; was admitted townsman at 
Sandwich, Mass.. in 1700. 10. Matthen (Matthias), b. 3d month, 
r<J73 4- 

*\Ving (;enealog:y. 




(By V. C. Sanborn.) 

Concerning the life of Stephen Bachiler less is known than of most of the 
founders of New England ; yet few of the early Puritans were more widely known 
in their day, and none had a more checkered career. Bachiler, as is said of a de- 
scendant of his, "had a real genius for opposing the majority," and in consequence 

his character has been much maligned. 
The truth is he was a reformer, with 
the strength and weakness of his kind. 
He was among the first to refuse con- 
formity to the English church, and 
"suffered much at the hands of the 
Bishops." He came to America in his 
old age, hoping to find here that lib- 
erty which was denied at home; he 
rebelled at the union of church and 
state, which the strong Puritan cove- 
nant enforced, and in- consequence 
found himself opposed to the party in 
power, the Massachusetts authorities. 
After twenty years of conflict, in his 
old age he returned to England, prefer- 
ring to pass his last days among the 
Puritans there, rather than in New 
England. His life measures the Puri- 
tan epoch ; he was among the first 
clergymen to be ejected, and he died 
with the English Republic. 

Stephen Bachiler was born in 1560. 
Hi's parentage and birthplace are as 
yet unknown — Southern England was 
at that time full of Bachilers ; Hamp- 
shire, Surrey, Sussex and Kent had 
distinct lines, while the Channel Isl- 
V. c. SANBORN. aiids were the home of a Bachiler 

family of French extraction. Probably 
this French family, migrating to Southampton and forming an important part of 
the French Protestant church there, was the ancestral line of Stephen Bachiler. 
Certain it is that his lifelong connection was with Hampshire, and he was allied to 
the Le Mercier and Priaulx families of Jersey and Southampton. 

The first record of Stephen Bachiler is in 1581, when, at 20, he was matriculated 
at the then newly established college of St. John, Oxford, on Nov. 17, 1581. Here 
he took his B. A. in 1586. St. John's was founded in 1555 by Sir Thomas White, 
and is now one of the most interesting colleges in Oxford, possessing the most 
beautiful gardens there. The scholars of St. John's were of various opinions; the 
list includes Archbishops Laud and Juxon, and the celebrated nonconformist, 

From Oxford Bachiler entered the church, and on July 15, 1587, was instituted 
as Vicar of Wherwell, Hants, being presented to that living by William, Lord de la 
Warr, the ancestor of the nobleman from whom Delaware derives its name. Wher- 
well ("Horrell") is a beautiful village on the Test, and was in its most perfect 
beauty when I saw it in June, 1895. The church lies a short distance from Wher- 
well Priory, the home of Mr. Iremonger, and a most ideal English county seat. 
The present church, though located on the original site, is not the building of 
Bachiler's time, and the registers before 1624 are missing, so that I found nothing 
there concerning him. The Bishop's Transcripts at Winchester are not accessible. 
In 1605, Bachiler was "depryved" of his living — the cause is not stated, but it was 


presumably by the order of the commission appointed by James I, of which com- 
mission Lord de la Warr, a son of the nobleman who presented Bachiler to Wher- 
well, was a member. Augtist 9, 1605, John Bate was appointed Vicar at Wherwell, 
a vacancy existing because of "the ejection of Stephen Bachiler." 

From 1605 the record of Bachiler's English life is very fragmentary. In 1610 
his son Stephen was matriculated at Magdalen College, Oxford, "the son of a 
clergyman of Hampshire." In 1621 Adam Winthrop's diary relates that he had 
"Mr. Bachiler, the preacher," to dine with him. Tradition says that Bachiler fled 
to Holland; Winthrop's History states that he "suffered much at the hands of the 
Bishops;" but no record of his life in Holland is extant. Perhaps this suffering 
and flight were between 1605 and 1622, for in the latter year we find him established 
in Newton Stacy, a retired hamlet, a mile and a half east of Wherwell. Here 
Bachiler bought land in 1622 and 1629, and accumulated quite a property; he still 
preached the Puritan doctrines, for we find Sir Robert Payne in 1632. being then 
sheriff of Hants, complaining that his tenants, "having been formerly misled by one 
Stephen Bachiler, a notorious inconformist, did demolish a consecrated chapel in 
Newton Stacy." 

In 1630 "The Plough Company of Husbandmen" was formed, and obtained a 
patent to land near the mouth of the Sagadahoc river, in Maine. They chose 
Bachiler as their pastor, and he also adventured a considerable sum in the enter- 
prise, selling his Hampshire property to enable him to do this. Through fraud or 
some underhand dealing the Plough Company failed, in 1631-2, after Bachiler had 
made preparations to come to New England and settle in Cambridge (Newton). 
Before sailing for America, Bachiler and his wife, accompanied by his widowed 
daughter, Ann Samborne, then "living in ye Strand," obtained permission to go 
to Holland for two months, "to visit his sons and daughters there." One of these 
sons was probably that Samuel Bachiler, chaplain to Sir Charles Morgan's regi- 
ment in Holland, who^ in 1625, published his ".Miles Christianus, " probably the 
treatise which Bachiler sent as a gift to Margaret Winthrop in 1640. At this 
period, too, is that grant of arms to Stephen Bachiler, described bj^ Sylvanus Mor- 
gan in his "Sphere of Gentry" — Vert, a plow in fess; in base the sun rising, or. 
This coat Morgan states was granted to "Stephen Bachiler, the first pastor of the 
church of Lygonia in New England, the plough to signify his ploughing up the 
fallow ground of their hearts, and the sun in allusion to his motto: 'Sol Justitise 
Exoritur.' " 

Bachiler married twice in England; all of his children of whom we have rec- 
ord were by his first wife. 

Bachiler's second wife, Helen, accompanied him to New England, dying in 1642. 

On March 9, 1632, Bachiler sailed for New England in the "William and 
Francis," landing at Boston, June 5, 1632. Winthrop, in relating the fact, states 
that on the ship were "Mr. Bachiler and Mr. Welde, with their families, and many 
other honest men." Just what family Bachiler brought with him is not known— 
presumably his second wife and his four grandsons, Nathaniel Bachiler and John, 
William and Stephen Samborne. Apparently none of Bachiler's own children 
came. The failure of the "Plough Company" compelled him to give up his plan of 
settling in Cambridge, and he accepted a call from the church at Sagus (Lynn), 
where his son-m-law, Christopher Hussey, then resided. On June 8, 1632, Bachiler 
commenced his ministrations, baptizing four children; it is said that when Thomas 
Newhall, the first white child born in Lynn, was presented for baptism Bachiler 
put him aside, saying, "I will baptize mine own child first," meaning Stephen 
Hussey, his grandson and namesake. 

Shortly after his arrival, Bachiler came into conflict with the authorities, for on 
Oct. 3, 1632, the general court ordered "that Mr. Batchelr forbear exercising his 
guifts as a pastor or teacher publiquely in or pattent, unless it be to those he 
brought with him, for contempt of authority, and until some scandles be removed." 
By"scandles" is merely meant some report of his utterances against the authorities. 
After five months this order was recalled. He was at the conference of ministers 
Sept. 17, 1633, and again Dec. 19, 1634. Early in 1635 a general convention of elders 
was held in Lynn to discuss the quarrel between Bachiler and an opposing faction 
in his church, who held that he had no true communion. The council agreed that 
though not at first installed in due order, yet Bachiler had a true church there — after 
a time peace was restored. On May 5, 1635, he became a freeman. In January, 
1636, he was summoned before the magistrates, because, "coming out of England 
with 6 or 7 persons, and having since received in many more at Sagus; and con- 
tention coming between him and the greatest part of his church, he desired dis- 


mission for himself and his first members, which being granted, he, with the said 
six or seven persons, presently renewed their old covenant, intending to raise an- 
other church in Sagus ; whereat the most and cheefe of the town being offended, 
for that it would cross their intention of summoning Mr. Peter or some other minis- 
ter, they complained to the magistrates, who forbade him to proceed in any church 
way until the cause were considered by the other ministers. But he refused to 
desist. Upon his appearance and submission, and prornise to remove out of the 
town within 3 months, he was discharged." 

In Februarj-, 1636, Bachiler moved to Ipswich, the home of John Winthrop, 
where he received 50 acres of land, but, apparently discouraged by his troubles at 
Sagus, gave up the active work of the ministry. This latter fact was mentioned in 
a letter of the period from a Puritan minister in England, as a result of the rigid 
and bigoted spirit in New England, which deterred many from coming to this 

Early in 1638, in the winter time, Bachiler tried to form a settlement near 
Yarmouth on Cape Cod, where his Wing grandchildren lived; and walked there 
from Ipswich. But, says Winthrop, "He and his company being poor men, gave it 
over, and others undertook it." In the spring of 1638 he removed to Newbury, 
where his son-in-law, Hussey, and his connection, Mr. Richard Dummer, were 
living. The latter had come into conflict with the "powers that be," having been 
one of those disarmed a year before because of his adherence to the forbidden opin- 
ions of Anne Hutchinson. 

Few men. at 79 years of age, would undertake to start a new settlement in the 
wilderness, especially after 33 years of conflict, but such was the determined 
nature of Stephen Bachiler. No better spot could have been chosen than the site of 
Hampton, N. H., comprising, as it did, both fertile farm lands and wide stretches 
of salt and fresh meadows. Bachiler had visited it before September, 1638, and in 
that month had petitioned the General Court for leave to begin a plantation there. 
On October 9, 1638, writing to Governor Winthrop, and asking him and Mr. Brad- 
street to accompany the little band of settlers, he says, "We were there and 
viewed it cursorily and we found a reasonable meet place, which we shall shew 
you." Bachiler's fellow petitioners and settlers were mostly from the counties of 
Hampshire and Wiltshire, among them one or two of his old parishioners in Eng- 
land, but there were also some from Norfolk and Suffolk. 

June 7, 1639, Winnicunnet was made a town, and in the fall the name was 
changed to Hampton, at the request of Bachiler, and in honor of the city of Southamp- 
ton, then commonly called Hampton, with which the Bachiler family was associated. 
Stephen Bachiler was thus the founder and father of Hampton, the third settlement 
in New Hampshire, and for years the principal town in that colony.* He received a 
grant of 300 acres from the town, gave a bell for their church, and bound up his 
fortunes with the new settlement. In 1639, Ipswich promised him a large grant if 
he would settle with them, but he refused. About this time, Hampton received a 
considerable influx of new settlers, many of them from Norfolk and Suffolk — and a 
Suffolk clergyman, Timothy Dalton, was associated with Bachiler in the ministry, as 
teacher and curate. From this time dated a long period of strife in the Hampton 
church. Dalton was 30 years younger than Bachiler, educated, a sizar at St. 
John's, Cambridge, and had brought with him many of his old parishioners. He 
was politic, active, and an earnest adherent of the plans of Massachusetts. 

But little definite record is left us of the conflict between pastor and teacher; 
the town records are mute, and the church records are missing. Winthrop's History 
contains little of value concerning it, and is mainly responsible for preserving the 
slander which it is now thought Dalton and his party manufactured out of the whole 
cloth. Judge Batrhelder, in refuting this falsehood, calls attention to the fact that 
no definite charge was ever brought, and that no investigation was made, although 
Bachiler earnestly and publicly entreated it. In Bachiler's letter to Winthrop he 
charges Dalton with "having don all and ben the cause of all the dishonor that hath 
accrewed to God, shame to myself, and greefe to all God's people by his irregular 
proceeding and abuse of the power of the church in his hand, the main part cleav- 
ing to him being his countrymen and acquamtaince in old England. The Teachers 

*Thomas I. Bachelder, of Little Boars Head, N. H., writes to the author of this work as 
follows: "As to the old furniture, I have a bureau of solid white oak; a chair white oak also. 
It is framed togather and pined with wooden pins, and there is not a nail in it. Then I have a 
small trunk, about two feet by four inches wide, with the date on the top, '1694,' put on with 
brass-headded nails. As to the contribution box, it is of oak and is twelve inches long and four 
in wide, and was carved very handsome. Also the chair is carved also. There is also A Town 
book at Hampton, where Stephen Bachiler did town business." 


excommunicating of me would prove the foulest matter, both for the cause alleged 
and the impulsive cause (even wrath and revenge)." Winthrop's account censures 
Dalton, "who indeed had not carried himself in this cause so well as became him and 
acknowledged it." In 1643, the magistrates, to whom the case was referred, 
removed the excommunication, but did not restore Bachiler to his pastoral office. 
To show the general belief in Bachiler's innocence, while the evil report was still 
rife, two neighboring towns, Casco on the north and Exeter on the west, called him 
to be their minister; he at once set their calls before the magistrates, saying that he 
wished to accept neither until he had a full hearing in his case against Dalton. The 
magistrates, in reply, merely advised him to leave Hampton, and he accepted the 
call to Exeter ; but, as this was within the jurisdiction claimed by the Massachu- 
setts authorities, they were unwilling to have so troublesome an opponent within their 
bounds, and, in 1644, the court ordered the Exeter people, on account of their 
divisions and contentions, to defer gathering a church. Winthrop adds that "Mr. 
Bachiler had been in three places before, and through his means, as was supposed, 
the churches fell into such divisions that no peace could be till he was removed." 
Bachiler, who had declined the call to Casco and prepared to settle in Exeter, re- 
mained in Hampton, the troubles growing more bitter, Hampton had paid him no 
salary, and he petitioned the General Court for some allowance, but they refused 
to step in, leaving him to sue through the District Court. July 15, 1644, Winthrop 
says, "The contentions in Hampton were grown to a great height, the whole town 
was divided into two factions, one with Mr. Bachiler, their late pastor, and the 
other with Mr. Dalton, their teacher, both men very passionate and wanting 
discretion and moderation." 

Just before this time, Bachiler's troubles increased; his wife died, and his 
house and library, "to the valleu of ^200," were burned. Disheartened, he sold 
his land in Hampton and moved to Portsmouth, where he became a private resi- 
dent, though still preaching occasionally. He hired a "good neighbour" as his 
housekeeper, and, in 1648, at 8S years of age, he married her. The match proved 
most disastrous; in 1650 she was convicted of adultery with one Rogers, and sen- 
tenced to be publicly whipped and branded with the letter "A." Bachiler sued for 
divorce, but was met with the atrocious order that he ' 'and his wife shall live together 
as man and wife, as in this Corte they have professed to do; and if either desert 
the other the marshall shall apprehend both and bring them to Boston, to be kept 
until the next Corte." The only explanation for this order is the determination to 
make impossible Bachiler's remaining in the Massachusetts Colony; the attempt 
was successful. About 1654, accompanied by his grandchild and godson, vStephen 
Samborne, Bachiler left the New World, from which he had hoped so much, to end 
his days quietly in England, where Cromwell and the Puritans held sway. His 
last act was to convey his American estate to his son-in-law, Hussey. "April 8, 
1673. Edward Colcord, of Hampton, aged 56, andWm. Fifield, of Hampton, testify 
that when Mr. Stephen Bacheller, of Hampton, was upon his voyage to England, 
they did hear Mr. Bacheller say unto his son-in-law, Mr. Chr. Hussey that in consn 
the said Hussey had little or nothing from him with his daughter which was t'nen 
married to the said Hussey, also in consn that this said son Hussey & his wife had 
been helpful unto him both formerly & in fitting him for his voyage, & for other 
considerations, he did give to the said Hussey all his estate consisting in cattell, 
household goods & debts, for which his aforesaid give he also gave a deed in writ- 
ing & delivered a copy thereof to the said Hussey." 

In 1654, Bachiler's children and grandchildren were well established in Eng- 
land, and tradition says he spent his last days in peace and comfort near London. 
His worthless wife, in 1656, spread a baseless report that he "took to himself 
another wife," but as this is the only source from which the story comes, we may 
well believe it false. 

The last record of this long and stormy career is contained in the following: 
"The ancient Stephen Bachiler of Hampton died at Hackney, a village and parish 
in Middlesex 2 miles from London, in 1660 in the looth year of his age." 

Perhaps the best proof of the striking character of Stephen Bachiler is the 
belief of many of his descendants that their abilities are derived from him. Daniel 
Webster so believed, and also William Batchelder Greene. 

[Mr. Sanborn is the author of the Sanborn Genealogy, which was published a 
short time ago, and upon which he is now at work revising and receiving additional 
data for an enlarged work. He has visited England and made quite an extensive 
investigation in relation to the subject of this sketch.— F. C. P.] 



(From the Histoiy of Lynn.) 

Among the early settlers of Lynn were some persons of high reputation, and 
most of them appeared to have been men of good character and of comfortable 
property. There is no evidence that any of them had abandoned the church, or 
been persecuted for their opinions, with the exception of the Rev. Stephen Bachiler, 
and the few persons in his connection. 

Governor Winthrop, who came over with them, begins his journal on "Easter 
Monday," which Mr. Savage says was "duly honored;" and it is not until nearly 
five years after, that we catch a glimpse of his Puritanism, which he begins to date 
on "eleventh month." 

If all the inhabitants of Lynn, excepting Mr. Bachiler and his six adherents, 
were Episcopalians, how happened it that they at once zealously lent him their aid 
in forming the church here? Good churchmen would as soon have thought of 
fraternizing with Hugh Peters as Mr. Bachiler. His ardent temperament and 
remembered wrongs led him to manifest such envenomed opposition to the church 
that it is not clearly seen how her devout children could have been attracted to his 

1632. For the first three years the people of Lynn had no minister, but some 
of them attended church at Salem, and others had meetings for prayer and exhorta- 
tion. The Rev. Stephen Bachiler, with his family, arrived at Boston on Thursday, 
5 June, after tedious passage of eighty-eight days. He came in the ship William 
and Francis, Capt. Thomas, which sailed from London, 9 March. He immediately 
came to Lynn, where his daughter Theodate, wife of Christopher Hussey, resided. 
He was seventy-one years of age. In his company were six persons who had be- 
longed to a church with him in England ; and of these he constituted a church at 
Lynn, to which he admitted such as desired to become members, and commenced 
the exercise of public ministrations on Sunday, 8 June, without installation. He 
baptized four children, born before his arrival; two of whom, Thomas Newhall and 
Stephen Hussey, were born the same week. Thomas, being the first white child 
born in Lynn, was first presented, but Mr. Bachiler put him aside, saying, "I will 
baptize my own child first," meaning his daughter's. 

Mr. Bachiler had been in the performance of his pastoral about four months, 
when a complaint was made of some irregularities in his conduct. He was arraigned 
before the court at Boston, on the 3rd of October, when the following order was 
passed: "Mr. Bachiler is required to forbear exercising his giftes as a pastor or 
teacher publiquely in our pattent, unlesse it be to those he brought with him, for 
his contempt of authority, and until some scandal be removed." This was the 
commencement of a series of difficulties which agitated the unhappy church for 
several years.* In the course of a few months, Mr. Bachiler had so far succeeded 
in regaining the esteem of the people that the court, on the 4th March, removed 
their injunction that he should not preach in the colony, and left him at liberty to 
resume the performance of his public services. 

1636. Mr. Bachiler had been readily dismissed from his pastoral charge, in ex- 
pectation that he would desist from its exercise, or remove from the town ; instead 
of which, he renewed his covenant with the persons who came with him from Eng- 
land, intending to continue his ministration. The people opposed this design, as 
its tendency would be to frustrate their intention of settling another minister; they 
therefore complained to the magistrates, who forbade his proceeding. Finding 
that he disregarded their injunction, and refused to appear before them, they sent 
the marshal to compel him. He was brought before the Court of Assistants, at 
Boston, in January, and was discharged on engaging to leave the town within three 
months. Whoever has attentively read the lives of the early ministers of New Eng- 
land, as written by the Rev. Gotten Mather, must have noticed that they are all 
represented to have been men of uncommon learning, piety and worth. This may 
be imputed partly to the embellishments of his pen, and partly to the fact that they 

*This was the second church in Essex Co. — [Kssex Antiquarian.] 


were born and educated in the bosom of the church, and the best universities of 
Europe. We are greatly indebted to Mr. Mather for his account of those ministers; 
but we should have been far more grateful to him, if he had been more particular 
with regard to dates and facts respecting the subjects of his biography, instead of 
devoting so much time and space to the worthies of Greece and Rome; for we could 
easily have presumed his acquaintance with ancient history and the classics, without 
so ostentatious a display of it. In his life of Mr. Cobbet, he has given us but one 
date with certainty — the rest had been supplied by my laborious research. Mr. 
Bachiler he did not notice, and the following short sketch of his life is the first 
which has ever been offered to the public. The Rev. Stephen Bachiler was born in 
England, in the year 1561, and received orders in the established church. In the 
early part of his life he enjoyed a good reputation, but being dissatisfied with some 
of the ceremonies of the church, and refusing to continue his conformity, he was 
deprived of his permission to perform her services. The church has been much 
censured for her severity, and all uncharitableness and persecutions are to be depre- 
cated; but in simply ejecting her ministers for nonconformity, after they had ap- 
proved her mode of worship, and in the most solemn manner possible engaged 
themselves in her service, the church is no more censurable than all other communi- 
ties, with whom the same practice is common. On leaving England, Mr. Bachiler 
went with his family to Holland, where he resided several years. He then re- 
turned to London, from which place he sailed, on the gth of March, 1632, for New 
England. He arrived at Lynn on the Gth of June, having in his company six per- 
sons, his relatives and friends, who had belonged to his church in Holland. With 
them, and the few who united with them, he constituted a little church at Lynn, 
without any of the ceremonies usual on such occasions. He continued his ministra- 
tions here for about three years, with repeated interruptions, but he never had the 
support or the affections of the great body of the people. He was admitted a free- 
man on the 6th of May, 1635, and removed from Lynn in February, 1636. He went 
first to Ipswich, where he received a grant of fifty acres of land, and had the pros- 
pect of a settlement; but some difficulty having arisen, he left the place. In the 
very cold winter of 1637, he went on foot with some of his friends to Yarmouth, a 
distance of about one hundred miles. There he intended to plant a town and 
establish a church, but finding the difficulties great, and "his company being all 
poor men," he relinquished the design. He then went to Newbury, where, on the 
6th of July, 1638, the town made him a grant of land. On the 6th of September, the 
general court granted him permission to settle a town at Hampton. In 1639, the 
inhabitants of Ipswich voted to give him sixty acres of upland and twenty acres of 
meadow, if he would reside there three years ; but he did not accept their invitation. 
On the 5th of July, he and Christopher Hussey sold their houses and lands in New- 
bury for six score pounds and removed to Hampton. There a town was planted 
and a church gathered, of which Mr. Bachiler became the minister. The town 
granted him three hundred acres of land, and he presented them with a bell for the 
meeting house in 1640. Here he was treated with respect, and in 1641 he was ap- 
pointed umpire in a case of real estate between George Cleves and John Winter. 
Dissensions, however, soon commenced, and the people were divided between him 
and his colleague. Rev. Timothy Dalton. He was accused of irregular conduct, 
which is thus related by Governor Winthrop. 

"Mr. Bachiler, the pastor of the church at Hampton, who had suffered much at 
the hands of the bishops in England, being about eighty years of age, complained 
to the magistrates against a woman and her husband for slandering him. Soon 
after, his house took fire and was consumed, with nearly all his property. In 1643 
he was restored to the communion, but not to the office of minister. In 1644, the 
people of Exeter invited to settle with them, but the court laid their injunction. 
In 1647, he was at Portsmouth, where he resided three years. In 1650, being then 
eighty-nine years of age, and his second wife, Helen, being dead, he married his 
third wife, Mary; and in May was fined ten pounds for not publishing the marriage 
according to law, half of which fine was remitted in October." 

Soon after this, Mr. Bachiler left the country and returned to England. 

His wife in Hampton petitioned the court, in the following words, to free her 
from her husband : 
"To the Honored Governor, Deputy Governor, with the Magistrates and Deputies 

at the General Court at Boston: 

"The humble petition of Mary Bachiler, Sheweth — Whereas your petitioner, 
having formerly lived with Mr. Stephen Bachiler, a minister of this Collany, as his 
lawful wife, and not unknown to divers of you, as I concieve, and the said Mr. 


Bachiler, upon some pretended ends of his owne, hath transported himself into ould 
England, for many years since, and betaken himself to another wife, as your 
petitioner hath often been credibly informed, and there continueth, whereby your 
petitioner is left destitute, not only of a guide to her and her children, but also made 
uncapable thereby of disposing of herselfe in the way of marriage to any other, 
without a lawful permission ; and havmg now two children upon her hands, there 
are chargeable unto her, in regard to a disease God hath has been pleased to lay 
upon them both, which is not easily curable, and so weakening her estate in prose- 
cuting the means of cure, that she is not able longer to subsist, without utter ruin- 
ing her estate, or exposing herself to the common charity of other which your 
petitioner is loth to put herself upon, if it may be lawfully avoided, as is well known 
to all, or most part of her neighbors. And were she free from her engagement to 
Mr. Bachiler, might probable soe dispose of herselfe, as that she might obtain a 
meet-helpe to assist her to procure such means for her livelyhood and the recovery 
of her childrens health, as might keep them from perishing; which your petitioner, 
to her grief, is much afraid of, if not timely prevented. 

"Your petitioner's humble request thereof is, that this Honored Court would be 
pleased seriously to consider her condition, for matter of her relief in her freedom 
from the said Mr. Bachiler, and that she may be at liberty to dispose of herselfe in 
respect of any engagement to him, as in your wisdomes shall see most expedient; 
and your petitioner shall humble pray.— Mary Bachiler." 

No record appears that the court took any order on this petition ; nor are we 
informed whether the lady succeeded to "Dispose of herselfe," in the manner which 
she seems to have had so much at heart. It is to be hoped, however, that her re- 
quest was granted, for the woman had undoubtedly suffered enough for her lapses, 
as the reader will probably agree when he shall have read the sentence, which may 
serve to clear up at least one of the mysteries in this strangest of all the lives of our 
early ministers. In the records of York, on the 15th of October, 1651, is the fol- 
lowing entry. 

"We do present "George Rogers and Mary Batcheller, the wife of Mr. Stephen 
Bachiler, minister, for adultry. It is ordered that Mrs. Batcheller, for adultry, 
shall recieve forty stripes, save one, at the first town meeting held at Kittery, 6 
weeks after her delivery, and be branded with the letter A." In the horrible bar- 
barity of this sentence we blush for the severity of the punishment, rather than for 
the crime. The husband and his erring wife have long since gone to their last ac- 
count, and their errors and follies must be left to the adjustment of that tribunal 
which we hope is more merciful than the decisions of men. Mr. Bachiler had, un- 
doubtedly, many virtues, or he would not have had many friends, and the}' would 
not have continued with him through all the changes of his varied life. Mr. Prince 
says that he was "a man of fame in his day, a gentleman of learning and ingenuity, 
and wrote a fine and curious hand." It was on his separation from the church at 
Lynn, with its subsequent misfortune, that Edward Johnson wrote. 

(In Morgan's Sphere of Gentry, printed in 1661, may be found Mr. Bachiler's 
coat of arms. It consists of a plough, beneath which is a rising sun ; or, to use the 
technical language of heraldry, vert a plough in fesse, and in base the sun rising, 
or. The author calls it the coat of "Cain, Adam's son," and says it "did appertain 
to Stephen Bachelor, the first pastor of the church of Ligonia, in New England; 
which bearing was answerable to his profession in plowing up fallow ground of their 
hearts, and the sun appearing in that part of the world, symbolically alluded to his 
motto, 'sol justitiae exoritur. ' " Does not "the church of Ligonia," mean the church of 
Lynn — an attempt being made to Latinize the name of the town? Another work on 
heraldry gives the name Lavonia, but this is, no doubt, a misspelling. Where the witty 
old author speaks of the plow as answering to Mr. Bachiler's profession in breaking 
up the fallow grounds of their hearts, he might have passed on to the sun's office of 
warming and rendering fruitfully the broken ground. The author takes occasion 
to note, here and there, a comforting fact that seems to have become suddenly 
established in his mind, with or without connection with the matter in hand. 

Witness the following, which appears as a marginal note: "Women have 
soules." And this seems to have been proved to his satisfaction by the first tempta- 
tion, for he says, "Had she not had precious and rational soul the Devil would 
never have attempted her." This is plausible, but it might be argued that he only 
operated on her as an instrument for the destruction of her husband and he seems 
inclined to give the evil one more credit for his sagacity than Eve for her integrity, 
by asking, "Indeed, how could she withstand such temptation that did intice her 
to curiosity and pride, the common sin of all their sex to this day?" 


(The reader's attention is here solicited for a moment to the singular spectacle 
brought to view in the affairs of Mr. Bachiler. While pastor of the church at 
Hampton, he is charged with unbecoming conduct, yet the church at Exeter, 
knowing the fact, invite him to settle over them. Did they discredit the charges, 
or consider the offense not worth weighing? In 1650 he married a woman who 
proves to be an adultress, leaves her, and petitions for a divorce. This the govern- 
ment refuses, and going further, orders that they "shall lyve together as man and 
wife." Now what is to be thought of a government that compels a thing so revolt- 
ing and so unnecessarily cruel? From all the circumstances I am led that the 
whole truth does not appear; that extenuating facts are concealed; that there was a 
settled determination to make his continuance here uncomfortable, to say the least. 
The truth is, he had ventured to question the right of the civil authorities' su- 
premacy in spiritual affairs. And that was enough to excite their indignation. 
The proof of his delinquencies, however, seems sufficient. It would be a bold step 
to attempt to discredit Winthrop; though it may not be unreasonable to stiggest 
that, considering his ire towards those who were inclined to anything like active 
opposition to the ruling powers, he might have been examined with sufficient 
severity the slanders which Mr. Bachiler's enemies put in circulation. Not only did 
Mr. Bachiler oppose the incipient union of church and state, but he also espoused 
the interests of New Hampshire, when they clashed with the assumptions of the 
Bay Colony. And that was enough to bring a heavy load of fuel to the fire. And, 
furthermore, as is well known, his colleague at Hampton. Mr. Dalton, was strongly 
set in the Massachusetts interest and virulently opposed to his associate. Mr. 
Bachiler was evidently an opponent not easily overcome, was well educated ; an 
adept in controversy ; strong will. He was greatly sinned against. And he prob- 
ably had little more sympathy in the colonial councils than Williams, Hutchinson 
or Wheelwright.) 

Thomas Newhall, the subject of this sketch, was born in 1630, and was bap- 
tized by Rev. Bachiler, the first minister of Lynn, on the first Sunday after his 
arrival, being June 8, 1632. A rather comical scene occurred at the baptism. 
Christopher Hussey, who was a son-in-law of Mr. Bachiler, and who probably in- 
duced the Rev. gentleman to come here, had a child, named Stephen, to be bap- 
tized at the same time ; and Mr. Bachiler, as Thomas was first presented for the 
holy rite, unceremoniously put him aside, declaring that he should baptize Stephen, 
who appears to have been named for his Rev. grandfather, first. JSIr. Lewis seems 
to have thought a sort of family pride induced this movement, which struck him as 
an indignity toward Thomas, but it should, perhaps, be viewed in the light of a 
compliment. It may have been that Stephen was noisy and turbulent, insomuch 
that the old gentleman was ashamed of him and anxious to hurry him out of sight, 
while Thomas was quiet and well behaved. But it is not important to pursue the 


(Freeman's Cape Cod. ) 

No other settlement on the Cape had, up to this time, been effected; though it 
appears that as early as August 7 "liberty was granted to Mr. Stephen Hopkins to 
erect a house at Mattakeese, and cut hay there this j^ear to winter his cattle — pro- 
vided, however,, that it be not to withdraw him from the town of Plymouth." 

Again, September 3, to "Gabriel Wheldon and Gregory Armstrong, permission 
was granted to go and dwell at Mattakeese, and have a lot there with the consent 
of the committees for the place." 

And again, subsequently, it is said, "The people of Lynn, having established a 
settlement at Sandwich, an attempt was made from the same quarter to establish 
another at Mattakeese, " (Yarmouth.) Foremost in this work was "the Rev. 
Stephen Bachiler, the late pastor of Lynn, who, at the advanced age of 76, traveled 
the whole distance from Lynn to Mattakeese, more than one hundred miles at an 
inclement season of the year, on foot." The company with which Mr. Batcheler 
was associated encountered many difficulties, and the undertaking was, therefore, 
soon abandoned by them, to be resumed, however, by others, in due time. 

The first permanent settlement of Yarmouth, next to that of Sandwich, com- 


menced in the summer of 1639, and its incorporation, as will be seen, soon followed. 
The northern part of this settlement was Mattakeese; the northeastern part, 
Hockanon. Yet another part of the the territory of the ancient Yarmouth was 
Sursuit, which, soon after becoming better known, invited valuable incessions to the 
township, also in that direction. 

Mr. Bachelor arrrived in Boston June 5, 1632, then 71 years of age. He was 
soon established at Saugus, since called Lynn. The life of this aged man in Amer- 
ica was "one constant scene of turbulence, disappointment and accusation." As 
early as 1632, he was required by the ^Massachusetts court to forbear exercising his 
gifts as pastor and teacher publicly in our patent, unless it be to ihose he brought 
with him, for his contempt of authority, and until some scandal be removed. The 
court removed this inhibition May 4, 1633. Governor Winthrop says: "He was 
convented before the magistrates. The cause was, for that coming out of England 
with a small body of six or seven persons, and having since received in many more 
at Saugus, and contention growing between him and the greater part of his church, 
who had, with the rest, received him as their pastor, he desired a dismission for 
himself and his first members, which being granted on the supposition that he 
woud leave the town as he had given out, he, with the six or seven persons, presently 
renewed- their old covenant intending to raise another church in Saugus, whereat 
the most and chief of the town being offended, for that it would cross their inten- 
tions of calling Mr. Peters, or some other minister, they complained to the magis- 
trates, who, foreseeing the distraction that would come from this course, had 
forbidden him to proceed in any such church way, until the cause were considered 
by the other ministers, &c. But he refused to desist; whereupon they sent for him, 
and, after his delay day after day, the marshall was sent to fetch him. Upon his 
appearance and submission, and promise to move out of the town within three 
months, he was discharged." After he left Mattakeese he went to Newbury. In 
1641 he was pastor of the church at Hampton. He was finally excommunicated, 
when 80 years old. After two years, the sentence of excommunication was re- 
moved, but he was still forbidden as a minister. In Hampton, there were conten- 
tions between him and his elder, Dalton, until 1644, both having their parties. He 
was then called to Exeter, but his settlement there was prevented by the express 
interference of the court. He died at the age of 90 years. 

The Indian Mattakeese, we have already intimated, extended some distance 
within the present limits of East Barnstable. That ^art of Mattakeese where the 
settlement commenced was within the present bounds of Yarmouth. 

Since known as East Dennis; about seven or eight miles distant from the 
former. — Freeman's Cape Cod. 


(History of Hampton, N. H.) 

The ancient town of Hampton, New Hampshire, embracedalarge territory lying 
along the coast between Salisbury, Massachusetts, on the south, and Portsmouth, 
or the lower Piscataqua settlement on the north ; and extending from the Atlantic 
Ocean westward, about six miles to Squamscott Patent (Stratham) and Exeter, and 
along the southerly side of the latter town, ten or twelve miles farther; the westerly 
line running thence southerly to the boundary between Salisbury (now Amesbury) 
and Haverhill, Massachusetts. The whole area is not less than one hundred square 

In the autumn of 1638, Winnacunnet (Hampton) remaining still unsettled, and 
the time allowed to the inhabitants of Newbury for removal hither having nearly 
expired, a petition, signed by Stephen Bachiler and others, was presented to the 
General Court, asking leave to settle here. Their prayer was granted. The 
record stands thus: 

"The Court grants that the petitioners, Mr. Steven Bachiler, Christo: Hussey, 
Mary Hussey, Vidua, Thom: Cromwell, Samuel Skullard, John Osgood, John 
Crosse, Samu: Greenfield, John Molton, Tho: Molton, Willi: Estow, Willi: Palmer, 
Willi: Sergant, Richrd Swayne, Willi: Sanders, Robrt Tucke, wth divers others, 
shall have liberty to begin a plantation at Winnacunnet and Mr. Bradstreete, Mr. 
Winthrop, Jr., and Mr. Rawson, or some two of them, are to assist in setting out 


the place of the towne, and apportioning the severall quantity of land to each man, 
so as nothing shal bee done therein wthout leave from them, or two of them. " The 
above grant was made some time during the session of the General Court, that was 
commenced September 6, 1638; but as all the acts of the session bear this date, it 
may not be possible to determir>e the very day on which the grant was made. Its 
place on the records — it being the second' entry — indicates that it was made very 
early in the session. An entry on the records of Hampton, in the handwriting of 
one of the grantees. Rev. Steven Bachiler, assigns as the date, the seventh of the 
eighth month, that is, October; but, as that day was the Sabbath, it must be pre- 
sumed that some error has crept into the record, which possibly should read 8: 7 
mo., that is, the 8th of September — a more probable date, it bemg two days 
from the opening of the session. 

From a brief entry on the records of the First Church in Hampton, made by one 
of its pastors a hundred years after the settlement was formed, it appears to have 
been the tradition at that time that the 14th of October was the date of its 
origin. If such were then the belief, it may reasonably be considered as correct. 
Several persons were then living, v/hose parents were among the first inhabitants, 
and a still larger number, who remembered some of the settlers, and, in all proba- 
bility, had heard them relate the time and circumstances of the settlement. That 
the 14th of October was the exact date, there is, indeed, no positive proof; but 
circumstantial evidence has, within a few years, been found, in the discover^' of a 
letter, in Rev. Stephen Bachiler's own handwriting, which proved conclusively that 
the intention, at least, declared within a week of that date, was to begin the settle- 
ment on the 14th of October; and there is no reason to suppose that the plan was 
not carried out. The letter is as follows: ~!; _ _^ _ — 

"To my worshipful friend, John Winthrop, Esq., at his house in Ipswich, these: 

Worthy Sir, I commend me to you & yours in the Lord, So it is, that we are 
resolved (God so consenting) the second working day of the next weeke to set for- 
ward towards our plantation, preparing thereto the day before. We intend to go 
by a shallop, so that as we hope and desire to have your helpe and our christian 
friend's Mr. Bradstreete; so we pray you both to be ready to accompany vs, the 
day following: We were there & vewed it cursoryly and we found a reasonable 
meet place, which we shall shew you; but we concluded nothing. I pray 5'ou 
acquaint Mr. Bradstreete with our desire & purpose, that we may lay some founda- 
tion & the better by your helpe & assistance. 

The Lord's good eye be ever upon you & yours, & so I rest in him that is 
alsufficient. Yours in all christian office & service, 

his most unworthy 
This 9, of this 8th month, 1638. Stephen Bachiler." 

In the early part of the year 1639, a considerable accession was made to the 
number of Hampton inhabitants. With this new band of settlers came Mr. Tim- 
othy Dalton, who was soon associated with Mr. Bachiler, the pastor of the church, in 
the work of the ministry. In the course of the j'ear the number of families had 
increased to about sixty. 

During the next fall session of the General Court, the Indian name, by which 
the town had hitherto been called, was exchanged for the one that it has ever 
since borne. The brief record of the act is in these words: "Winnacunnet shal 
bee called Hampton." 

As briefly is it stated in the town records, that this change was made "at Mr. 
Bachiler's request." About the same time, through the influence of John Moulton, 
the first deputy to the General Court, the right of disposing of, and laying out the 
land, was vested in the town. The people were now in full possession of town 
powers and privileges. 

Change of name. — Here let us pause to inquire the reason of the change of 
name, from Winnacunnet to Hampton. The following extract from a letter, written 
by Hon. Charles E. Batchelder, of Portsmouth, is of much interest in this connec- 
tion, and affords, at least, circumstantial evdience. Under date January 27, 1890, 
he writes: 

"Why was the name, Hampton, given to the new settlement north of the Merri- 
mac? The record says the name was given at the request of Rev. Stephen Bachiler. 
I have often wondered what connection there was between the new Hampton and 
the old Hampton in England. I think I discovered the reason m my trip to Eng- 
land this last summer. The last settlement of Rev. Stephen Bachiler in England 
was at South Stoneham, at St. Mary's Church. This church is a dependency of St. 


Mary's Church, Southampton, and the latter church presents the living of the South 
Stoneham church to siich incumbent as they choose. 

"The common name of Southampton in 1630 was Hampton, as can be seen by 
Governor Winthrop calling it Hampton in his history of New England. The 
'South' is said to have been added at a comparatively late date to distinguish this 
Hampton from Hampton in Middlesex. The name is said to be derived from 
Hantstone, that is, the stone of the county Hants or Hampshire. South Stoneham 
was practically a suburb of the city of Southampton, being situated just outside the 
city limits on the north. 

"This close connection between South Stoneham and Southampton and the 
settlement of Rev. Stephen Bachiler at the former place evidently accounts for the 
name of our Hampton; and there may have been a real or fancied resemblance to 
Southampton water as the first settlers of our Hampton sailed up Hampton river in 
a shallop when they made their settlement there in 1638." 

Soon after the settlement of Hampton, a controversy arose with Salisbury 
about the line between the two towns, which was the beginning of a controversy 
between New HamjDshire and Massachusetts, that vexed the colonies continually 
and has but recently ended. 

These towns were granted about the same time, and it was intended that the 
southerly boundary of the former should be at the distance of three miles north of 
the Merrimac river, while the latter should embrace all the territory between Hamp- 
ton and the river. At the same session of the General Court, in which Mr. Bachiler 
and his company had obtained permission to form a plantation here, measures 
were taken to run out and establish this line. The court appointed for this purpose 
Goodman Woodward and Mr. John Stretton, who were to be aided by an Indian, 
probably as a guide, and t\70 other men to be selected bj^ the magistrates of Ipswich. 

Not long after, Mr. Bachiler received from the town of Hampton a grant of 300 
acres of land for a farm, to be laid out adjoining to the Salisbury line. But from some 
cause — whether through any fault of the court committee, or of the lot-layers of 
Hampton, does not appear — a small portion of this farm lay on the southerly side 
of what Salisbury claimed as the true boundarj^ of the towns. Perhaps, however, 
the difficulty arose without any fault of the committee or lot-layers. The Merrimac, 
near its mouth, passes through an extensive bed of sand; and its channel and course 
are often altered more or less, through the influence of storms and tides. From 
change thus produced, this protracted controversy ^out the boundary lines may 
have arisen. The subject was frequently brought to the notice of the General 
Court by petitions, sometimes from one of the towns and sometimes from the other. 

Committees were appointed in several instances, and sent out by the court to 
view the line and hear the statements of the parties; but the reports of the different 
committees were almost as discordant as the views of the people of the two towns. 

The first committee appointed after the settlement of the towns had actually 
begun was in 1640, as already related. Both towns seemed to be satisfied with the 
report of this committee, as they understood it, yet put upon it so different con- 
structions as to furnish matter of dispute for man}^ years. Hampton claimed a 
straight line from the river's mouth to the uppermost or southwestern corner of 
Mr. Bachiler's farm, and Salisbury contended that it ought to run straight to the 
lower, or southeastern corner, and then the southerly side of the farm to be the 
line between the towns from end to end of the farm. 

A careful investigation will make it apparent that the motives which led to 
the settlement of Hampton were not merely nor mainly of a mercenary character. 
The adventurers who, in 1623, settled on the banks of the Piscataqua may have gone 
thither, as has been said of them, to fish and to trade. It is equally true that the 
early inhabitants of this town engaged in fishing and in farming, if not in trade, 
but with the latter these employments were resorted to for a living, while their 
chief aim was to secure higher objects than the accumulation of wealth. In a 
word, they were Puritans of a kindred spirit with the Pilgrims of the Mayflower. 
They loved the ordinances of religion, and settled there to enjoy religious freedom 
and the rights of conscience which had been denied them in the land of their birth. 

The practice of the first settlers of the town was in accordance with their pro- 
fessed principles. They brought with them the ordinances of the gospel ; for it is 
a matter of record, that when the grant for a plantation was made by the General 
Court, some of the grantees were already "united together by church government." 
They also brought with them a pastor. Rev. Stephen Bachiler, who may justly be 
regarded as the father and founder of the town. 

Mr. Bachiler was born in England about the year 1561, but at what place is 


not known. It is also doubtful where he was educated ; very possibly at Cambridge, 
where many with whom he appears to have been intimate, were known to have been. 
If the historians of Lynn are correct, he was of (so called) gentle blood; for New- 
hall, in his edition of Lewis' history of that town, states that, in Morgan's "Sphere of 
Gentry" (1661) is figured the coat-of-arms of Rev. Stephen Bachiler, as follows: 
"Vert, a plough in fesse, and in base, the sun rising, or." This gives a possible 
clew to the interpretation of a letter written by him, in 1643, to the church in 
Boston, which will be noted presently. 

Mr. Bachiler received orders in' the established church, but being a reformer, 
and having the courage of his convictions, he refused to conform to some of the cere- 
monials of the church, and therefore "suffered. much at the hands of the bishops." 
He became a Dissenter, and, as a Dissenter went, with friends and followers to 
Holland. Now, if the historian may be permitted to "read between the lines" of 
the letter above mentioned, this would be the story of what immediately followed: 
A company was formed, of which Mr. Bachiler was the acknowledged leader, 
called, in his honor, The Company of the Plough, intending to come to New Eng- 
land in 1630, and settle in New Town (Cambridge). Mr. Bachiler to "Sit down 
with them." "not as a planter only but as a Pastor also." The church was organ- 
ized and began its existence in Holland; and plans were so far perfected, that a 
ship was chartered and freighted; but "upon the disaster which happened to the 
goods of the company, by the false dealing of those entrusted by us with the 
Plough's ship and our goods therein," perhaps instigated by the persecuting 
bishops, all was lost and the emigration delayed. And so it happened that the 
pastor's family returned to England, while his daughter, Theodate, and her hus- 
band, Christopher Hussey, both young and ardent, crossed the ocean to prepare a 
resting place for her aged father and his church. This they found, as they fondly 
hoped, in Saugus (Lynn). 

The above narrative, though not infallible history, is highly probable; but 
what follows is matter of record. Accompanied by some of his family, Mr. Bachiler 
sailed from London on the 9th of March, 1632, in the William and Francis, and 
arrived at Boston on the 5th of June. He went immediately to Lynn, where his 
son-in-law, Christopher Hussey, was already resident. There he began his ministry 
in New England, his church, organized in Holland, uniting with others previously 
at Lynn, without asking permission, and without ceremony. 

Now, it must be premised, that many of the Puritans, persecuted in England, 
fled to these western shores, where they became in turn persecutors, as intolerant 
as their enemies across the sea. The ministers and magistrates formed a religious 
aristocracy, bigoted and domineering. Mr. Bachiler, a liberal Puritan, zealous for 
popular rights, and possibly too independent in maintaining them, soon became 
odious to this persecuting power. 

They sought a quarrel against him, and found it in the manner of establishing 
his church. And now the magistrates of the colony required him "to forbeare 
exercising his guifts as a pastr or teacher publiquely," in Massachusetts, "unless 
it be to those hee brought with him ; for his contempt of authority, & till some 
scandles be removed." The term scandal has been wrongly supposed to imply im- 
moral conduct in Mr. Bachiler. It was probably nothing more than petty quarrels, 
growing partly out of his partiality, in baptizing his own grandson before another 
child, born a week earlier. 

This injunction was openly and strongly condemned by the liberal party, which 
was no inconsiderable one in the colony, and five months later the magistrates 
felt compelled to rescind it, though it does not appear that the victim had, in the 
meantime, made any acknowledgment of fault to prepare the way for such an act. 

Mr. Bachiler remained pastor of the church at Lynn till about the close of 1635. 
The church at that time had been considerably enlarged, and a controversy had 
arisen between him and a majority of the members. The grounds of this contro- 
versy are not stated; but as Mr. Bachiler was an old man, it is possible that his 
church may have been desirous of obtaining a younger or a more popular minister. 
The account given by Governor Winthrop seems to afford some ground for this 
supposition. Mr. Bachiler asked a dismission for himself and his first members, six 
or seven in number, who had come from England with him ; and the church granted 
it, supposing that they would leave the town, for so it was reported, Mr. Bachiler 
had intimated. On being dismissed, however, he and his brethren immediately 
renewed their old covenant, intending to raise another church there. At this "the 
most and chief of the town" were offended, for, as Governor Winthrop says, "it 
would cross their intentions of calling Mr. Peter, or some other minister." They 


then complained to the magistrate, by whom he was forbidden "to proceed in any 
such church way until the cause were considered by the other ministers, etc." 
r - But Mr. Bachiler refused to desist, probably regarding the course of the magis- 
trates as an unjustifiable interference with his affairs; and this independence, both in 
thinking and acting, may give a clew to the difficulties that arose from time to time 
between him and the government. In this case, the magistrates "sent for him, and 
upon his delay, day after day, the marshall was sent" to convey him to Boston. 
Being thus taken into custody, he submitted to the civil authority and gave a "prom- 
ise to remove out of the town within three months. ' ' He was thereupon discharged. 

This account of Mr. Bachiler's connection with the church and people of Lynn 
is given, partly for the purpose of showing that some of the charges made against 
him may not have been well founded, having originated in the enmity of those who 
made them ; and partly because here, in the renewal of the church covenant at 
Lynn, near the close of the year 1635, we find the organization of the Hampton 

From Lynn, Mr. Bachiler removed to Ipswich. In 1637, he and his company^ 
undertook to form a settlement at Mattakeese (Yarmouth) on Cape Cod. Governor 
Winthrop says that he was then "about 76 years of age; yet he went thither on 
foot in a very hard season, " the distance from Ipswich being nearly one hundred 
miles. This enterprise was relinquished on account of the poverty of the company, 
and the difficulties that they had to encounter. 

In 1638, Mr. Bachiler and some or all of his company were at Newbury, and in 
the fall of that year settled at Winnacunnet. 

According to tradition, a meeting house was built by those who formed the 
settlement, as soon as they had provided log cabins for themselves. Like their 
houses, it was undoubtedly made of logs, but of its form and dimensions we have 
no knowledge. It was built on the green — near where the Academy afterwards 
stood — a site occupied by a successions of meeting houses, till the early part of the 
present century. The people were called together for public worship by the ring- 
ing of a bell, as appears from the following vote, passed at the second town meeting, 
November 27, 1639: "Wm. Samborne (wth his consent) is appointed to ring the 
bell before the meetings on the Lord's dayes & other dayes, for which he is to have 
6d pr lott of eury one having a lott wthn the town." The bell, which was a pres- 
ent frorn the pastor, was probably hung on a frame in the open air, or suspended 
from some tree, till another house was built, which was furnished with a tower. 

In the spring of 1639, Mr. Timothy Dal ton was associated with Mr. Bachiler in 
the work of his ministry, the latter holding the office of pastor, and the former that 
of teacher. The great age of the pastor was probably the reason for emplojang 
another minister. But the connection was not an harmonious one. Both of the 
ministers were orthodox in sentiment, but they differed widely in practice, Mr. 
Bachiler being open and independent, and Mr. Dalton, in accord with the magis- 
trates and elders. Mr. Bachiler was charged with a morality, but whether justly or 
unjustly is "not proven. " He was excommunicated in 1 641, and restored to the 
church in 1643, but not to the pastoral office. 

That he committed some imprudences is admitted, but as to anything worse, it 
is likelier that the old persecutions followed him. He himself, in the letter before 
mentioned, to the church in Boston, complains bitterly of Mr. Dalton, in the follow- 
ing words: "I see not how I can depart hence till I have (or (I mean) God for me) 
cleared and vindicated the cause and wrongs I have suffered of the church I live 
yet in : that is from the Teacher (indeed) who hath don all and ben the cause of all 
the dishonorr that hath accrew'd to God, shame to myselfe and griefe to all God's 
people, by his irregular proceedings and abuse of the power of the church in 
his hand, by the maior parte cleaveing to him, being his countrymen and acquain- 
tance in old England. . . . The Teacher's act of his excommunicating me 
would prove the foulest matter, both for the cause alleged, of that excommunica- 
tion, and the impulsive cause (even wrath and revenge) and also the manner of all 
his proceeding throughout to the very end ; and lastly his keeping me still under 
bonds." Probably there was much hot temper on both sides. Each minister had 
partisans and friends in the town and in the church ; but the larger number favored 
the teacher. Mr. Bachiler still remained in Hampton, and the difficulties and dis- 
tractions among the inhabitants appeared to have increased. Petitions and remon- 
strances in relation to these difficulties were sent to the General Court at the May 
session, in 1644. The court appointed a committee with power to hear and deter- 
mine all matters in dispute among the people, but the action of the committee is 
not known. About this time some of the people of Exeter proposed to form a new 


church and invite Mr. Bachiler to become their pa:;tor, though he was then more 
than four score years of age. For this purpose, they appointed a day, and gave 
notice thereof to the magistrates and churches. At this juncture the General Court 
interfered; "whereas, it appears to this Crt, that some of the inhabitants of 
Excetter do intend shortly to gather a church & call Mr. Bachiler to be their 
Minister & foreasmuch as the division & contentions wch are amonge the inhabi- 
tants there are judged by this Crt to bee such as for the prsent they cannot 
comfortably & wth apprbation, prceed in so weighty & sacred affaires, it is 
therefore ordered, that directions shall be forthwth sent to the said inhabitants to 
defer the gathering of any church, or other such preceding until this Cort or the 
Cort at Ipswich (upon further satisfaction of their reconciliation & fitness) shall 
give allowance there unto." To this order the people of Exeter submitted, and did 
not proceed to gather a church. Had the charges affecting the character of Mr. 
Bachiler been substantiated, we can hardly suppose that the people of Exeter, a town 
adjoining Hampton, should be unacquainted with the fact, or that, knowing the 
fact, they would still invite him to become their minister. It is also worthy of 
notice that in the order of the court not the slightest allusion is made to any 
unfitness for the sacred office on the part of Mr. Bachiler. The order is based 
entirely on the divisions among the people of Exeter. Mr. Bachiler did not much 
longer remain in Hampton. His house* and most of the contents having been 
destroyed by fire, he removed to Strawberry Bank (Portsmouth) where he lived 
from 1647 to 1650, and probably somewhat later. During this time he sued the 
town of Hampton for "wages" due for his services, and obtained a verdict in his 
favor; for it appears in the Records of the Norfolk Courts that the town sent a 
petition to the General Court "concerning Mr. Bachiler's executyon." 

Concerning Mr. Bachiler's domestic relations in all these years, we know 
absolutely nothing. His wife, Helen, died, whether before or after his removal 
from Hampton is not certain; and he married, probably about 1648, his third wife, 
Mary, a widow (with children) who, from mercenary motives, inviegled him into 
the marriage, in his extreme old age. But she proved to be a disreputable woman, 
and he separated from her. His old enemy, the civil power, ordered him to live 
with her, and fined him for not publishing his intention of marriage. Weary and 
disheartened, he could endure no more; and (probably in 1655), escorted by his 
grandson, Stephen Sanborn, returned to England. Not even yet the tongue of 
calumny silenced; forhisbad wife sued for a divorce, in 1657, in order that she might 
be free to marry again, should opportunity offer, alleging that she was credibly 
informed "that he had married a fourth wife in England." On no stronger testi- 
mony does this assertion rest. "The ancient Stephen Bachiler, of Hampton, New 
Hampshire, died at Hackney, and village and Parish in Middlesex, two miles from 
London, in 1660, in the one hundredth year of his age." 

It is difficult to form a just estimate of Mr. Bachiler's character. Much of our 
information concerning him comes through the records of the acts of the magis- 
trates and the General Court, or the writing of Governor Winthrop, with whom he 
was no favorite. His refusal to bow to unreasonnble mandates made him enemies 
in high places, and his misfortunes followed as a natural sequence. But that he was 
a good and useful man there can be no reasonable doubt. 


(History of Exeter, N. H.) 

In the spring of 1644 some of the inhabitants made an attempt to gather a new 
church in Exeter, and to call the aged Rev. Stephen Bachiler of Hampton in the 
ministry thereof. They went so far as to appoint a day of humiliation on which to 
carry both these purposes into effect, but intelligence of their design having reached 
the ears of the Massachusetts General Court, that body overruled it by adopting 
on the 29th of May, 1644, the following resolution: 

*Whereas, the town of Hampton granted the farm which was lately Mr. Bacheler's in Hamp- 
ton, to John Wheelwright, pastor of the church in Hampton, in fee 10 mo. 1(148, the prudential 
men of Hampton, Ro^er Shaw, Robert Tuck, Robert Page and Willi Estow, convey all that farm 
which Steven Bacheller sold to Willi Howard and Thomas Wai d, of Hampton, which they 
lately sold to Hampton, 14: 12; ]()4i), witness Timothie Dalton and William Ffullar, acknowl- 
dedge before Tho. Wiggin 5: 6; 1650.— Old Norfolk Records. 




"Whereas, it appears to this court that some of the inhabitants of Exeter do 
intend shortly to gather a church and call Mr. Bachiler to be their minister, and 
forasmuch as the divisions and contentions which are among the inhabitants are 
judged by this court to be such as for the present they cannot comfortable and with 
approbation proceed in so weighty and sacred affairs ; it is therefore ordered that 
direction should be forthwith send to the said inhabitants to defer the gathering of 
any church or other such proceeding until this court of the court of Ipswich obtain 
further satisfaction of their reconciliation and fitness shall give allowance thereunto. ' ' 

5. iv. STEPHEN, b. 1594- 

6. V. ANN, b. 1601, m. John Sanborn. The husband of Anne Bachiler, 

bapt. 1600, was one of the Hampshire Sambornes, descended 
from Nicholas, son of Walter and Margaret (Drew) Samborne of 
Southcot in Berks, from whom also descended the Sambornes of 
Timsbury in Somerset. It seems probable that the connection 
between the American and English Sambornes came somehow 
through Rev. James Samborne, son of Rev. James and father of 
Rev. Thomas Samborne, who all lived in that part of Hampshire 
where the Bachilers came from, though in different parishes — at 
Weyhill, Grately, and Upper Clatford — or perhaps through Ed- 
ward Samborne, and uncle of Rev. James of Grately and Clatford. 
Like Stephen Bachiler, the .second Rev. James was an Oxford man, 
and settled within a 
few miles of Where- f""'^ 
well, where Bachil- 
er was rector from 
1587 to 1605. His 
patron, Sir Thomas ^^^ 
Jervois. was a Puri- 
tan, like Bachiler: 
and his family was 
associated with 
Freefolk, very near 
to Kingsclere, the 
home of the Bach- 
ilers, and to Newton i 
Stacy, where Steph- ' 
en Bachiler lived 
from 1627 to 1631. 
But the exact con- 
necting link be- 
tween the husband 
of Anne Bachiler 
and the Timsbury 
Samborne family is 
yet to be discovered. 

All the Sanborns 
in America are descended from three brothers, John, William and 
Stephen, who came to America in 1632 with their grandfather. 
Rev. Stephen Bachiler, and were sons of an English Samborne, who, 
about 1619, married Anne Bachiler. It has been supposed that 
the widow, Anne Samborne, came with her children, but no defi- 
nite record of her life here has been discovered. Her will is not filed 
here, nor was she at Hampton with her father and sons in 1638. 
Very full records of the American Sanborns have been compiled. 
In 1S55 an excellent beginning was made by Dr. Nathan wSanborn; 
and this has been supplemented by genealogies in the histories of 
Hampton and of Sanbornton, N. H., and by Victor Channing 
Sanborn, of Chicago. No full account, however, has been given 
of the first generation in America, of which the following is a 
brief record: 

I. Lieut. John Samborne, born 1620 (as appears by his deposi- 
tion) ; lots were granted him in Hampton, 1640: he married (ist) 
Mary, daughter of Robert Tucke of Hampton: (2d), Aug. 2, 1671, 
Margaret (Page) Moulton, widow, daughter of Robert Page of 
Hampton. He was a prominent man in Hampton: Selectman, 


;ami;c irxk 


1650, 1661, 1665, 1668, 1672, 1674-75, 1678-79; representative to gen- 
eral court; ensign in King Piiilip's War, 1677; lieutenant of the 
town guard, 1680; commissioner of small causes, 1667-69. Died 
Oct. 20, 1692. His inventory amounts tO;^204, 14s., including "old 
Bible and other books." He had these children by the first wife: 
I. John, b. 1649; m. Judith Coffin; d. 1723 2. Mary, b. 1651; 
d. 1654. 3. Abigail, b. Feb. 23, 1653; m. Ephraim Marston; d. 
1743. 4. Richard, b. 1655; m. (1st) Ruth Moulton; (2d) Mary 
Boulter. 5. Mary, b. 1657; d. 1660 6. Joseph, b. March 13, 1659; 
m. Mary Gove. 7. Stephen, b. 1661; d. 1662. 8. Anne, b. 1662; 
m. Samuel Palmer ; d. 1745. 9. Dinah (?). 10. Nathaniel, b. Jan. 
27, 1666; m. (ist) Rebecca Prescott; and (2d) Sarah Nason; d. 

1723. II. Benjamin, b. Dec. 20, i663; n;. (ist) Sarah ; (2d) 

Meribah Tilton; (3d) Abigail Dalton. By the second wife : 12. 
Jonathan, b. May 25, 1672; m. Elizabeth Sherburne; d. 1741. 

Lieut. John Samborne's will is not extant, only the closing 
words being given in the re-transcript on file in the Exeter, N. H., 
probate office. It is signed, "John Samborne, Senior, his marke, 
■Jo' and seale. " Witnesses: Nathaniel Bachiler, Wm. Marston, 
Robt. Moulton Hy Dow. 

2. William Samborne, b. 1622 ; m. Mary, daughter of John Moul- 
ton. He was also prominent, and was selectman several years ; was 
bell ringer of Hampton church in 1639, when he must have been 
but 16 or 17; died in 1692, age about 70. Will on file at Exeter. 
Inventory, ^^408, los. Children: i. William, b. 1652; m. Mary 
Marston; d. 1744. 2. Josiah, m. (ist) Hannah Moulton; and (2d) 
Sarah Perkins. 3. Mercy b. July 19, 1660; m. Samuel Cas3. 4. 
Mephibosheth, b. Nov. 5, 1663; m. Lydia Leavitt; d, 1749. 
5. Sarah, b. Feb. 10, 1667; m. Samuel Marston; d. 1738. 6. Steph- 
en, b. Sept. 4, 1671 ; m. Hannah Philbrick; d. 1750. 

3. Stephen Samborne, b. ; m. Sarah . One of a com- 
pany to build the Hampton meeting house in 1641 ; resigned as 
selectman in 1655 to go back to England with Rev. Stephen Bach- 
iler. The children (born in Hampton) were: i. Sarah, b. June 
12, 1651. 2. Dorothy, b. March 2, 1653. 

For the first hundred years in America (1632-1730) the name 
was always written "Samborne" or "Samborn. " How or when 
the present spelling was introduced is not known. 
7. vi. SAMUEL, b. 1596; was in Holland as Chaplain in 1620. 

3. NATHANIEL BACHILER (Stephen), b. in England; m. Hester Mercer, 
of Southampton, a niece of Rev. John Priaulx, archdeacon of Sarum. Edmund 
W. Tappan, of Hampton, compiled a volume relating to the history of that town, 
extracts from which were published in the N. E. Hist, and Genealogical Register of 
1873. It contained various letters and documents relating to Nathaniel Batcheller, 
of Hampton, which are now widely scattered among the various members of the 
family. The papers give some clews of the Batcheller connections in England. 
Res., England. 

8. i. STEPHEN, b. ; merchant of London, Eng., 1685. 

London, the 23d Aprill, 1685. 
Dear Brother — I have rec'd yor 19 Januarie and God bless you 
and yor wife and children are all well ; may God continue health 
to you all. I bless god I am much better than I was, though 
verie weake. I hope I may recouer by degrees. As to my cosine 
Thos. Mercer, pray remember my loue to him and tell him I have 
received his leter and delivered his inclosed to cosine Paul 
Pryaulx, whoe saith the executor of our vncle Fras. Mercer is rich 
and able to pay hime his legasie; and saith he muste send ouer a 
certificate that he is aliue and the sonne of Mr. Peter Mercer, 
certified by some Justice that he is aluie, which you and others 
may witness, and a leter of Atorney. Let him make the leter of 
atorney to my brother, Thomas Wemborne, then there will be all 
endeauors used to get it for hime. This is the onlie way. I am 
sory for yor troubles occasioned by my friend Mr. Mason's 
claime. You and others ought to defend yor right, which cannot 


be without trouble and expense. I hope in litle time that will be 
rectified to content. Yor losses hath not been comparable to 
myne. I loste fifteen hundred and aboue by our brother Francis 
Bachlir, and aboue one thousand pounds by others, all one upon 
another ; but I thanke god I haue rubed thorow all and am con- 
tented in my condition, not being beholding to any relation, and 
hope shall continue soe to my end. The stocking I sent by you 
coste me ^^55 6d and you write me in seauerall leters you sold 
them for £■] los. itt was the firste aduentur I ever made, soe take 
corse to make it to me ouer if you can by a bill of exchange or 
goods. Mr. Wyar will aduise you for the beste; he is much a gen- 
tleman and yor good frend. We have often remembred you. 
God grant that he may arriue in safetie. I am much obliged to 
him for his loue to you. I have no more to ad but onlie my brou. 
loue to you, yor wife and children, and the like of all our rela- 
tions here in London. So I commit you to god and reste your 
verie euere brother Stephen Bachiler. Direct yor leters to me 
at Mr. John Kent's, merchant, in Basing Hall street, London. 

Euen now I spoke with cos. Pryaulx, whoe saith the certificate 
must be certified by yor Gouernor and other Justices; you and 
others may wittnes itt ; then his leter of atorney to brother Wen- 
borne ; and cosine Priaulx would have him make his will that if 
itt be not paid before his death he may giue it to who he will, and 
itt will be recouerable. Cosin Pryaulx remembers to you both 
and be his frend. This is good councill ; pray speed it ouer to me 
and I will serue him to my power. I question not his meny kares. " 
Directed: "To his loueing brother, Nathaniel Bachiler at Hamp- 
ton in New England. By a friend." 

Paul Mercer, of Southampton, merchant, 6 June, 1661, will with 
a codicil dated 7 June, proved 9 Sept., 1661. To be buried in God- 
house Chappell within Southampton town. Thirty cloth mourn- 
ing gouns to be distributed amongst thirty poor men and women 
inhabitants of said town, every goun being worth near upon thirty 
shillings a piece. To Mr. William Bernard, vicar of Holywoods 
church, five pounds. To the common poor of the English and 
French churches gathered in said town one hundred pounds. 
For a remembrance to John, Jacob and Paul Pryaulx, Mary the 
wif of John Lamport, Elizabeth, Catherine and Thomasme 
Pryaulx, the son and daughters of late Capt. Peter Pryaulx, my 
cousins, to each of them the sum of ten pounds at one and twenty 
years of age. To my sister Elizabeth Blanchard, for a remem- 
brance, my second best diamond ring. And as concerning the 
hundred pounds (principal) due by her son John Stroad, his obli- 
gation dated 2 February, 1645, my will is that out of it he shall 
pay unto Francis Mercer, my brother and executor, thirty pounds 
and another thirty pounds unto Jane and Elizabeth Godsell, the 
daughters of his sister Jane, now the wife of John Hill, or the 
survivor of them at twenty-one or days of marriage. The re- 
mainder of the said John Stroad's debts is hereby discharged and 
acquitted him forever. To my sister Judith Johnson, widow, a 
yearly annuity of twenty pounds during her natural life; and to 
her daughter Mary, the relict of late JameK Chipchase, my niece, 
and after her decease to child or children equally to be divided, 
the sum of two hundred pounds. To her sister Jane, the relict of 
late Gideon de Lawne, my niece, and after to her child or children 
my jewel of pendent diamonds, etc., valued at one hundred 
pounds, with one hundred pounds in money. To my brother 
Peter Mercer, during his natural life, a yearly pension of forty 
pounds, providing that the legacy given him by the last will of our 
deceased brother Daniel Mercer shall remain properly for my use 
as my own and proper goods. As for his only daughter Hester, 
now the wife of Thomas Gary, my dear niece, I having already 
fully paid and satisfied her debts, etc. (references to her contract 
of marriage dated 12 May, 16(30), she shall have two hundred 
pounds, etc. Item, I do give to her brother, my nephew, Thomas 


Mercer, and after his decease to his children or child begotten in 
wedlock, the sum of fifty pounds. To Susan and Anna Mercer, 
the daughters of my deceased nephew William Mercer, one hun- 
dred pounds equally to be divided etc., and if anything can be 
produced by their mother Susan Mercer, widow, from her late de- 
ceased husband's debtors it shall be (after decease) equally divided 
by her three children, named Paul, Susan and Anna Mercer, upon 
an account of a judgment of eleven hundred pounds by their said 
mother acknowledge heretofore unto me. To the children of my 
brother Francis Mercer, clerk, named Peter, John, Francis, Jane 
and Hester Mercer, to every one of them one hundred pounds at 
twenty-one or days of marriage, etc. To the four children of my 
deceased brother Daniel Mercer, for a remembrance, five pound's 
apiece at twenty-one. Item, I give unto "my niessce Anna de (sic) 
daughter of late Nathaniel and Hester Bachiler, now the wife of 
Daniel du Cornet, of Middlebrough, merchant," as a marriage 
portion, three hundred pounds current Flemish money or, in lieu 
thereof, one hundred and four score pounds current English 
money, at my executors' choice. To her three younger brothers, 
my nephews, named Francis, Nathaniel and Benjamin Bachiler, 
two hundred pounds, to be equally divided amongst them or the 
survivors of them. I give unto the grandchildren of my deceased 
sister, Anna, begotten on the body of my late "niessee" Mary, the 
wife of late John Bachiler, vizt unto their eldest son, named John 
Bachiler, sixty pounds, unto his sisters Mary, Anna and Margaret 
Bachiler, and unto their brother Paul Bachiler six hundred, to be 
by them four equally divided (they under twenty-one years of 
age). To Hester Mansbridge, the relict of late Richard Mans- 
bridge, for a remembrance, thirty pounds; and I acquit and dis- 
charge her of all debts, etc., which she or her late husband owe to 
me ; and if she happen to decease before me my will is that her 
daughter Hester Gushing, or her child or children lawftilly be- 
gotten on her body, shall have and enjoy the above mentioned 
legacy bequeathed unto her above named mother. Certain ser- 
vants. The residue to my dear brother Francis Mercer, Clerk, and 
his forever, whom I make the only executor, etc. ; but in case ha 
shall happen to deacese before the accomplishing and perfecting 
of it then my desire is that my dear nephews Dr. John Pryaulx 
and Paul Pryaulx, of London, merchant, with Henry Pitt and Mr. 
Joseph de la mott of Southampton, merchants, or any three or 
two of them, will be pleased and are hereby empowered and au- 
thorized to accomplish and perform the contents of this my pres- 
ent will, etc., as being selected to be my overseers. In the codicil 
he provides that in case his clear estate should not amount to three 
thousand two hundred pounds proportional deductions and abate- 
ments should be made on the legacies pious uses, Hester Gary 
and Anna du Cornet's sums excepted. May, 142. 

Daniel Mercer of St. Olave, Southwark Surrey (brother of Paul), 
died 28 August, 1650, proved 6 September, 1650, by Peter Hublon, 
one of the executors, and by Paul Mercer, the other executor, 2 
May, 1651. To the poor of St. Olave twenty pounds sterling. To 
my .pftusin Cooper, minister of the said parish, five pounds. To 
Mistress Woocock forty shillings. To my cousin Francis Batchel- 
lor three score pounds sterling, to be paid him at his age of one 
and twenty years. To my brother Peter Mercer three score 
pounds, to be paid unto him by my brother Paul Mercer as he 
shall see occasion and in his discretion think fit, and not other- 
wise. To my brother and sister Johnson I give ten pounds, be- 
tween them to be divided. To my wife Sarah all such goods, 
leases and estate as were her own when I married her, besides 
her children's portions to be assigned over to my wife to her chil- 
dren's use and benefit. I give her also five hundred pounds out 
of my own neat estate, she to secure my executors from such 
debts as she or her former husband did owe. To my brother Paul 
Mercer and my brother in law Peter Hublon whom I make sole 


executors, etc., five pounds apiece. To my son Daniel my mes- 
suages, etc., in Sussex, which I lately purchased of John Middle- 
ton, gentleman. The rest to my children Elizabeth and Ben- 
jamin Mercer and such other child or children as my wife now 
goeth with. Provisional legacy to brother Peter Hublon and sis- 
ter Leuparte and their children and to my own kindred, brothers 
Paul, Peter and Francis Mercer, my sister Priaulx children, 
my sister Blanchard, my sister Johnson, my sister Strowde and 
my sister Batchellor's children. 

Francis Mercer, clerk (brother of Paul), rector of Godmanston, 
Dorset, 25 Jaunary. 1667, proved 31 Jaunary, 1668. To be buried 
in the Chancel of the parish church of Godmanston. Frances, the 
daughter of William Haighmore, my god daughter. To John 
Pryaulx, Doctor in Divinity, my beloved nephew, all the books 
belonging unto me that are remaining in his custody. To my 
beloved son in law Robert Browne, Esq., the pictures of Sir 
Robert Browne and Dame Frances his lady and of Mrs. Ann 
Browne the daughter of the said Sir Robert. To Mr. Richard Cape- 
line of Southampton, merchant. Sir Walter Rawleigh his History 
of the World and to his wife my great gold ring with a death's 
head cut in the stone therein set, and to Mrs. Sarah Capeline, 
their daughter, I give my desk, as also my round and long table 
boards which I left in the custody of her father at my removal 
from his house in Southampton, all which I bequeath unto them 
as remembrances from their friend. My son Francis Mercer shall 
annually pay fifteen pounds unto or for the use of Katherine, my 
wife, during the time of her natural life. I give thirty pounds to' 
the children or child of my son Peter Mercer, another thirty 
pounds to the children or child of my daughter Jane, now the un- 
happy wife of Edward Furber, another thirty to the children or 
child of my daughter Esther, now the wife of John Willis, and 
another thirty to the children or child of Francis Mercer, my son. 
My will and desire is that the annuity of forty pounds per annum, 
which was bequeathed to Peter Mercer, my brother, by the last 
will of Paul Mercer, my late brother, to be paid unto him by ten 
pounds quarterly during his natural life, shall be well and truly 
performed by my executors, and at or within forty days after the 
decease of the said Peter, my brother, and the determination of 
his said annuity, I give and bequeath the sum of six hundred 
sixty and six pounds to be divided and distributed to and amongst 
the children of Peter, Jane, Esther and Francis aforesaid, my 
sons and daughters. Other bequests to Jane and the others, my 
wife Katherine shall have the use of such household stuff of mine 
as did belong unto me before my marriage with her or hath since 
been given unto her by Robert Browne, Esq., her son. Other 
bequests to her References to sums lent to son Peter in his 
necessity. To son Francis (among other things) the picture of 
my mother and her wedding ring of gold and one other gold ring 
having a coat of arms cut in the stone that is set therein, my sil- 
ver seal of arms, my steel glass, my best gold weights, my agate 
picture, the picture of Henry the Fourth, the late French King, 
the pictures of my late brother Samuel, and o'f' two gentlewomen, 
with all the cases that belonging to them; and to Abigail, his 
wife, my case for rings, with a small ring of gold with a death's 
head therein. To Edward Furber, my son-in-law, my black cloak 
of proof serge, my black pair of boots, my cart and wheels and 
harness, pig's trough. Certain jewels and silver to daughter Jane. 
Bequests to son law John Willis and daughter Esther (among 
which) a silver tooth pick, with a claw of a bird set therein, my 
eye cup of silver, my clock and the plummets thereof and twelve 
small pictures, in frames, of Moses and the prophets. To son 
Peter (among other things) the picture of my father and the case 
thereof. The residue to my sons and daughters, Peter, Jane, 
Esther and Frances (equally). Mention of trusts under the will of 
brother Paul Mercer deceased. My son Frances Mercer, of the 


City Sarum, Wilts, ironmonger, to be mj' executor, and my ap- 
proved friends John Pryaulx, Doctor in Divinity and Canon of the 
Cathedral Church of Sarum, and Robert Browne, of Blandford St. 
Mary, Esq. , my son in law, to be overseers. Published and de- 
clared 20 August, 1668. — Cok, 8. 

(It is evident that John, one of the sons of the above Francis 
Mercer, had predeceased his father. The following is a brief 
summary of his will): 

John Mercer, of London, mariner, bound on a voyage to Bantam 
in the East Indies in the good ship or vessel called Constantinople 
Merchant, 26 January, 1662, proved 23 March, 1663. To my lov- 
ing father, Francis Mercer, five pounds. To my loving brother, 
Francis Mercer, twenty pounds. To my very loving brother. Cap- 
tain Robert Browne, ten pounds to buy him a ring to wear in my 
remembrance. To the rest of my brothers and sisters living at 
the time of decease twenty shillings apiece to buy them rings, 
etc. To my friend, Clem Witham, scrivener, forty shillings (for 
a ring). To my very loving mother, Katherine Mercer, forty 
pounds. To my loving sister, Anne Mead, wife Josuah Mead, all 
the rest and residue of my estate ; and I make the said Anne, my 
sister, sole executrix ; but if she die before me then I make Anne 
Mead, daughter of my said sister, executrix, and I bequeath to 
her all my goods so given and bequeathed unto her said mother, 
and I appoint my said brother, Josuah, to be aiding and assisting 
unto his said daughter in the executing of this will. 

Capt. Peter Pryaulx, of the town and county of Southampton, 
merchant, 15 November, 1643, proved 31 December, 1644. The 
poor of the English church of Southampton. The poor of the 
French church there. The poor of St. Peter Port in the Isle of 
Guernsey. To my son, Peter Pryaulx, the fee simple of a house 
and garden I have near unto littles (sic) gate; lease of my now 
dwelling house next to the star in Southampton, &c. , according 
to what I have conditioned with Mr. Peter Seale before the mar- 
riage of his daughter to my said son. I give him my great gilt 
bowl which his grandmother gave me, togeather with my scarlet 
gown and my two other black gowns. To Jeane Pryaulx, Marj' 
Pryaulx, John Pryaulx and Jacob Pryaulx, the four children of 
my said son, one hundred pounds apiece, at one and twenty or day 
of marriage ; and these sums shall remain in the hands of Mr. 
Paul Mercer and William Pryaulx, two of my executors, to be put 
forth to the best profit, etc. To my son, William Pryaulx, two 
hundred pounds that I stand bound by bond unto Henry Stone 
and others at the making up of the marriage with Jeane Stone, 
his wife. To his son, Peter Pryaulx, and his daughter, Frances 
Pryaulx, each a hundred pounds (as above) to remain in the hands 
of Mr. Paul Mercer, etc. To my son Robert five hundred 
pounds. To my son John eight hundred pounds, and the patron- 
age of the parish church of Elsteed. To my son Paul seven hun- 
dred pounds and my house, land copse in the tything of Bitterne, 
according to the Custom of the manor. Anne and Jacob Fortery, 
the two children of Jacob Fortery, merchant of London. Refer- 
ance to contract of marriage of my daughter Elizabeth late wife 
unto the said Jacob Fortery. To my daughter, Frances Pryaulx, 
a thousand pounds, etc. My wife desired me, at her death, to 
give unto her son Peter her best diamond ring, to her daughter 
Elizabeth her best rose of diamonds, to her daughter Frances her 
other rose of diamonds, to her son William her best saphire, to 
her son Robert her other saphire, to her son John her emerald, 
and to her son Paul her ruby, and for her three wine bowls (par- 
cel gilt) one to William, one to Robert and one to her daughter 
Elizabeth. Other provisions. I make Mr. Paul fiercer, my lov- 
ing brother in law, and Peter Pryaulx and William Pryaulx, my 
sons, my joint executors, etc. I give to my said brother Mercer 
twenty to be bestowed in a piece of plate to his owm liking, in 


remembrance of me. My overseers to be my son Robert and my 
son John. 

g. ii. ANNA, b. ; m. Daniel Du Cornet, of Middleburgh, Zealand; 

she d. before 1661. 

10. iii. FRANCIS, b. res. England. 

11. iv. NATHANIEL, b. 1630; m. Deborah Smith, Mrs. Mary Carter Wy- 

man and Mrs. Elizabeth Knill. 
x-2. V. BENJAMIN, b. ; res. England. 

'^^ II. NATHANIEL BATCHELLER (Nathaniel, Stephen); b. , 1630; 

m. Dec. 10, 1656, Deborah Smith, dau. of John Smith of Martha's Vineyard, 
sister of John, and niece of Ruth Dalton; d. March 8, 1675; m. 2d, Oct. 31, 1676, 
Mrs. Mary (Carter) Wyman, dau. of Rev. Thomas Carter and wid. of John Wyman 
of Woburn ; b. July 24, 1648, d. in 1688; she was cousin of his first wife; m. 3d, Oct. 
23, 1689, Elizabeth B. Knill, wid. of John; she survived him; she was admitted a 
member of the Charlestown church, Sept. 2, 1677. He was always a resident 
of Hampton, and held many oiBces of trust and honor in town and church. 
He was for some time constable, and for nine years was a selectman. Nathaniel 
Bachelor of Hampton made a deposition Dec. 9, 1680, and was then about 50 years 
of age. His Province rate was the fifth in size in 1680 of a list of 150 inhabitants of 
Hampton. He was constable in 1683. The following anecdote is told of him: 
When, after the death of his first wife, he had determined to marry again, he 
resolved to be governed in his choice by the direction in which his staff, held perpen- 
dicularly over the floor, should fall, when dropped from his hand. The experiment 
being tried, the staff fell towards the southwest, and in that direction he bent his 
steps. Having traveled as far as Woburn, he called on the Widow Wyman and 
offered her his hand, stating that he was going to Boston and would call for her 
answer on his return. It was favorable, for they were at once married. His widow, 
Elizabeth, and children, made an agreement March 17, 1710, in addition to his will, 
which is dated Feb. 14, 1706-7. The parties were the widow, Nathaniel, Benjamin, 
Mary Palmer, Samuel, Jonathan, Thomas and Joseph Batcheller: Joseph Palmer 
for his wife, Deborah; Samn H Shnvr for hi fi wifCj Esther: John Deaborn for his 
wife, Abigail; Benjamin Xampree for his wife, JaneT~Samuel Deaborn for his wife, 
Mercy, Maurice Hobbs for his wife, Theodate. The son, Stephen, was appointed 
to make the division. It may be possible that Mary Palmer was a daughter, but 
more probably a grand-daughter, as she received only a cow and three sheep. He 
d. suddenly Jan. 2, 1710. Res. Hampton, N. H. 

An indenture, made March 22, 1663-4, between Ruth Dalton, of Hampton, Mass., 
widow of the Rev. Timothy Dalton. and Nathaniel Batcheller, of Hampton, termed 
by Mrs. D. "my constituted heir." The consideration was ^^200, to be paid to 
Ruth's assigns after her decease, ;!^5o the first year, then ^20 annually, and the last 
year ;^io. The property conveyed comprised all of Ruth's houses, lands, etc., 
except certain rooms in which she lived, for which, after her death, Batcheller was 
to pay an additional ^"15, and to allow Deborah Smith, wife of John Smith, to 
occupy certain rooms. The yearly payments after Mrs. Dalton's death were to be 
made as follows: The first year ^50 to Deborah Smith, wife of John Smith; the 
second year, ;/,'2o to Elizabeth, wife of Joseph Merry; the third year ^^'20 to Phebe, 
wife of Thomas Arnall ; the fourth year, ^20 to Joseph Parker (Parkhurst) ; the 
fifth year, ^'20 to George Parker (Parkhurst); the sixth year, ;^2o to Mary, wife of 
Thomas Carter, of Woburn; the seventh year, ;^io to Timothy HiUiard, ;,^io to 
Benjamin HiUiard; the eighth year, ^10 to Elizabeth Hilliard, dau. of Elizabeth 
Merry; ^5 to Abigail Ambrose, dau. of the wife of John Severans of Salisbury ; ;^5 to 
Mary, wife of William Fifield; the ninth year, ^5 to Walter Roper, of Ipswich; £i 
to Hannah Willix. Batcheller was also to pay an annual rent of ;^io to Mrs. Dalton 
during her life. All the legacies were to be paid the parties or their heirs or 
assigns. A codicil gives some furniture to Deborah Batcheller, £\o to John Smith, 
Jr., and a trunk to Timothy Dalton, son of Samuel Dalton, of Hampton. As to the 
relation which these legatees bore to Mrs. Dalton, and to each other, it appears that 
Joseph and George Parkhurst both called her "aunt." They were evidently the 
sons of George Parkhurst, Sen., of Watertown, and Phebe, wife of Thomas Arnold, 
was their sister. Again, the Hampton records give the marriage, 14 Dec. 1659, ^f 
Joseph Merry and widow Elizabeth Hilliard of Hilyard. She was, doubtless, the 
widow of Emanuel Hilliard, who was drowned 20 Oct., 1659. Her children, equally, 
of course, were Timothy, Benjamin and Elizabeth H. Savage, indeed, thought that 
Elizabeth H. was wife of Timothy, but he did not know that Mrs. Merry was a 


Widow Hilliard, and thought her daughter, Elizabeth H. must be so called from 
her married name. As it stands, the explanation is simple, and brings all the 
;^io legatees in one category. The £s ones are probably more remote. We have 
then, Deborah Smith, Elizabeth (Hilliard) Merry and her three children, the Park- 
hursts and Mary Carter, all presumably nieces and nephews of Mrs. Dalton. They 
may have been brothers and sister or cousins, but we cannot at present decide. It 
is reasonably sure that these were relatives of Mrs. Dalton and not of her husband, 
because she does not mention Dalton's relatives who were then living in Hampton. 
Was Nathaniel Batcheller a connection? His wife certainly was, being Deborah, 
daughter of Deborah and John Smith. Batcheller calls George Parkhurst his uncle, 
and we may, perhaps, accept that rather as a proof that P. was uncle to B's wife, 
and that Mrs. Smith was a daughter of George Parkhurst, Sen. It has always been 
thought that the Daltons, Timothy and Ruth, died childless, and, therefore, I am 
inclined to believe that Deborah Smith was merely the favorite niece. I deem it 
more probable that Deborah Smith and Elizabeth (Hilliard) Merry were sisters of 
the Parkhursts than cousins; for, if Deborah was a Parkhurst, it is not likely that 
a cousin would be interposed in the list between her and Phebe (Parkhurst) Arnold; 
especially as a Benjamin Parkhurst, another brother, who was alive in 16O9, is not 
mentioned by his aunt, Dalton, Mary, wife of Rev. Thomas Carter (Register xvii, 
51 ) may be either sister or cousin to the preceding Batcheller endorsed a paper, 
"Cousin John Wyman about my uncle Carter's legacy." If Mrs. Carter were a 
Parkhurst, she would be aunt to Batcheller's wife. It must be noted that Nathaniel 
Batcheller, after the death of his wife, Deborah Smith, married Mary, widow of 
John Wyman and daughter of Mary Carter. Another daughter, Abigail Carter, 
married a John Smith, very probably a son of Deborah Smith. The chances are 
that Batcheller's wives were own cousins, and that Smith married an own cousin. 
It is worth noticing that Nathaniel Batcheller was the son of Rev. Stephen Batch- 
eller or of Bochilor, who had lived a rambling and contentious life here, and who was, 
at one time, about 1640, a colleague of the Rev. Timothy Dalton, at Hampton. It is 
a little strange that a marriage should have occurred between the families, and 
especially that Nathaniel Batcheller should have been the greatest recipient of Mrs. 
Dalton's property. It seems that Mrs. Dalton, in her will, calls him "cousin," as 
she does his mother-in-law, Mrs. Smith. It is also true that he was probably much 
older than his wife; for all this, as he calls Parkhurst and Caiter his uncles, he must 
have been in the same degi'ee of distance from Mrs. Dalton as his wife clearly was, 
and we may safely conclude that his "cousinship" was through his wife. 

1. "From Wattertowne, the 25 of June '69. Loueing Couse Bashelder: After 
my kynde loue remembered to you and all the rest of my frinds, these fue lines are 
to desire you if you plese to paye unto my brother Beniamen, fife pounds of that 
twenty which will bee due to me from my ant Dolton, which I understand you are 
too paye ; and if you will plese so to done this shall be youre discharge for that fife 
pounds, as witnesse my hand. Georg Parkis. haueing nothfng alrd att present, 
rest your loueing frind." 

Endorsed: "My unkell Gorg. Parkes his letter: sent by benjeimen Parkes. " 

2. "Whereas there was giftm tome Josieph Parkis of Chemford in New Island, 
Planter, by a died of gift of my Ant Dalton, berin dait the tow and twenty day of 
March 1663 or 1664, the full and just some of twenty pond." ... "I the abofe 
sayd Josiah Parkes dow acknoleg to hafe reserved of Nathaniell Bachiler, exsecutor 
to the last will and testiment of my Ant Dalton deisesed, the full and just sum of 
twenty pond," etc., etc.. etc. 

3. A receipt, dated May i, 1671, was given by "Gorg. Parker of Watertown" to 
Nathaniel Batcheller, for the payment of ^20, "a legase given me by my Ant 
Dolton of Hampton." 

4. A power of attorney from Thomas ArnoU of Providence in behalf of himself 
and his wife, Phebe, to their son Richard Arnall, to collect a legacy of ;!f2o, given 
by the will of Mrs. Ruth Dalton to Phebe Arnold. It is dated 6 June, 1671 or 

5. "I, John Wyman of Oberon junier, dow acknowleg to hafe reseved of 
Nathaniell Batchler of Hampton, to extent of fortein pond pris, by ordier of my 
father in law Thomas Carter of Oberon, wch ar to satisfie part of a legeisie wch 
whas given to my mother in law, Merri Carter by Mrs. Ruth Dalton of Hampton 
deiseised. I say reseved by me. John Wyman." 28 day May 1672." 

Endorsed: "Cosen John Whayman's acquitens about my unkell Carter's 
Legassy. " Ch. : 

13. i. DEBORAH, b. Oct. 12, 1657; m. Jan. 25, 1677, Joseph Palmer. He 


was son of William, and res. on the homestead. Ch. : i. Sam- 
uel, b. Dec. 17, 1677; m. Abigail Deaborn and Martha Webber, 
she d. Jan. 25, 1761, 2. Deborah, b. April 2S, 1679; m. Samuel 
Moulton and d. May 20, 1716. 3. Susanna, b. Dec. 16, 1681 ; m. 
Wm. Marston and d. April 21, 1749. 4. Ruth, b. Aug. 31, 1686. 
5. Elizabeth, b. May 5, 1692; m. Joseph Brown. He was b. at 
Hampton, Jan. 30, 16S9. His first son, Samuel, b. 1720; res., in 
Rye, N. H., and had a son, David, b. Chester, Sept. 16, 1765; m. 
Jan. 6, 1791, Elizabeth Nay, b. Jan. 6, 1766; d. May i, 1852. They 
had a son, Joseph, b. June 14, iSoi; m. March 31, 1S33, Elvira 
Howard, b. Dec. 7, iSoi; d. July 30, 1850. He d. Nov. 8, 1866. 
Ch. : I. Calvin Howard Brown, b. Oct. 19, 1834; grad. Dartmouth 
College, 1859; ^ lawyer by prof ession ; lost off Hatteras Jan. 8, 
1865. 2. David Henry Brown ; grad. Dartmouth College, 1861 ; b. 
Aug. 17, 1836; m. Oct. 20, 1869, Abby Dudley Tucker, dau. of 
Gen. Henry and Nancy (Dudley) Tucker; b. Aug. 14, 1863. He 
is a publisher, of the firm of Thompson, Brown & Co., 23 Hawley 
St., Boston Mass. Ch. : a. Henry Tucker Brown, b. March 17, 
1872. He war, graduated at Harvard University, class of 1895; 
resides in West Medford, Mass. b. Howard Dudley Brown, b. 
July 8, 1873. He was graduated at Harvard, class of 1896, and 
resides at 5324 Washington ave. , Chicago, c. Edward Bangs 
Brown, b. May 7th, 1876; a junior at Harvard University. 3. 
Joseph Lincoln Brown, b. Dec. 8, 1838; P. O. ad. Raymond, 
N. H. 4. James William Brown, b. June 18, 1841; d. at Nash- 
ville, Tenn., Dec. 22, 1S64, during his senior year in Dartmouth 
College. 6. Edward, b. April 12, 1694. 7. Wm. ; b. June 26, 
1698; m. Hannah , Sanborn and d. Nov. 19, 1776. 8. Christopher, 
/ b. Feb. 15, 1700; m. Elizabeth Stanyan and d. Dec. 11, 1775. 

" 14. ii. NATHANIEL, b. Dec. 24, 1659; m. Elizabeth Foss. 

15. iii. RUTH, b. May 9, 1662; m. July 8, 1684, Dea. James Blake, of Dor- 

chester, Mass. He was born Aug. 15, 1652, the son of Dea. James 
and Elizabeth (Clap).* The father was a deacon and later ruling 
elder in the church and was much in town offices. He built and 
lived in what is still known today in Dorchester, Mass., as the 
"Blake House." Ruth Bacheller was the second wife of James, 
Jr. She d. Jan. 11, 1752, and he died Oct. 22, 1732. Nov. i, 
1755, Increase Blake, of Boston, tin plate worker; James Blake, 
joiner; Patience Blake, relict widow of Samuel Blake; and John 
Spur, yeoman, all of Dorchester, and Roger McKnight, of Boston 
and Ruth, his wife, the first specified as a son and the rest as 
grandchildren of Ruth Blake, late of Dorchester, who was a daugh- 
ter of Nathaniel Bachelder, late of Hampton, yeoman, deceased, 
deeded their right to her share in her father's estate to her broth- 
ers and sisters. Dea. James, Jr., and his wife, res. in Dorchester, 
Mass., were the progenitors of a large family, all of whom were 
highly esteemed and respected. Was the grandson of the 
ancestor of this family in America, William Blake. Dea. James' 
son James, b. Apr. 30, 1688, was the author of the "Annals of 
Dorchester," "and it is truly wonderful, in looking over the old 
Documents in the Town Clerk's office, as well as many private 
papers found m old garrets and probate, church and state records 
to see how much writing and work this man accomplished. He 
was very correct in all his plans and statements, and at his death 
his loss was severely felt." His son, Samuel m. Patience White, 
and their dau., Sarah m. Rev. John Pierce, D. D., of Dorchester. 

16. iv. ESTHER, b. Dec. 22, 1664; m. Dea. Samuel Shaw. (Joseph, 

Roger.) She d. Jan. 24, 1715; res., Hampton Falls, N. H. ; he m. 
2d, Mary Tuck. In 1706 he was chosen Deacon of the first church, 
and at the formation of the Falls church, held the same office 
there. No ch. by first wife and three by the second. 

*Elizabeth Clap was b. 1634; d. 1694. She m. in 1652, Elder James Blake, who was born in 
England in 162.3. He died in 1700. She was the daughter of Dea. Edward Clap and his first wife. 
Prudence, who died before 1656. Dea. Edward was a brother of Capt. Rodger, and came to 
America in 1633. He was deacon of the Dorchester church for 26 years. 


17. V. ABIGAIL, b. Dec. 28, 1667; m. Nov. 4, 1689, Dea. John Deabom. 
He was son of Henry and grandson of Godfrey, and was b. Oct. 10, 
1666. His wife d. Nov. 14, 1736. He resided in North Hampton, 
N. H., was deacon of the church there and highly esteemed for 
\ his uprightness of character and sound judgment. He had ten 
ch., four sons and six daughters, viz. : i. Deborah, b. Feb. 8, 1690; 
m. Dec. 31, 1713, Thomas Marston (Ephraim, Thomas j ; res. , No. 
Hampton, N. H. 2. Jonathan, b. May 8, 1691; m. Dec. 29, 1715, 


Hannah Tucke, b. April 10, 1697; d. June 12, 1780; res., Stratham. 

3. Elizabeth, b. Aug. 31, 1692; m. Jan. 12, 1716, John Garland. 

4. Esther, b. June 15, 1694; m. Norton. 5. Joseph, b. Feb, 

3, 1696; m. Oct. 22, 1719, Anna Deabom, his second cousin, dau. 
of Samuel. 6. Abigail, b. Jan. 24, 1700; m. Dec. 28, 1721, Ben- 
jamin Cram. 7. Lydia, b. April 4, 1702; m. Jan. 29, 1730, Jere- 
miah vSanbom. 8. Ruth, b. May 21, 1705; m. June 27, 1728, 
David Page, b. Nov. i, 1703; d. Jan. 9, 1785. 9. Benjamin, b. 
Nov. 12 1710. 10. Simon, b. July 31, 1706; m. Sarah Marston., 


He inherited the homestead and had a family of twelve ch. One 
of the Sons, was Henry, who was b. Feb. 23, 1751, having studied 
medicine, he established himself as a physician at Nottingham 
square in 1772. From his early youth he was fond of military exer- 
cise, and at once interested himself in teaching such young men 
as naturally gathered around him the tactics that prevailed at that 
time. These young men recognized him as their superior officer, 
with whose wishes they readily complied. So, when the stirring 
times of the Revolution approached, military ardor increased, 
and the conviction that the time was hastening when their 
knowledge in miltary science would be called into requisition, 
stimulated them to greater sacrifices and bound them more closely 
to their leader. And when the news reached Nottingham that, 
on April 19, 1775, seven Americans — the first martyrs of the Revo- 
lution — had fallen in the conflict at Lexington, Dr. Dearborn and 
his band from Nottingham, Deerfield, Epsom and Northwood 
started, armed as best they might be, for the scene of action, and, 
after traveling the whole night, on the following morning report- 
ed themselves as ready for duty at Medford. There they met 
some 1,200 men from New Hampshire. Organization was at once 
affected and discipline maintained. A company was formed at 
Cambridge and Dr. Dearborn was chosen captain. This company 
was in Col. Stark's regiment and was at the memorable battle on 
the heights at Charlestown, being posted on the left wing, 
behind a fence, from which position they freely galled the British 
as they advanced to the attack and cut them down by whole ranks 
at once. Capt. Dearborn commanded a company in Arnold's ex- 
pedition against Quebec in 1775-6. Late in the summer of 1775 
Gen. Montgomery led an army by the way of Lake Champlain. 
He succeeded in taking St. Johns and Montreal, and at Quebec 
was joined by Col. Arnold with a crowd of half-clad, half fam- 
ished men, who had ascended the Kennebec, and then struck 
across the wilderness. It is hard to conceive the hardships these 
men endured. Their way was through tangled thickets and over 
pathless mountains. Worn out, cold, sick and disheartened, they 
still pressed forward. The last ox was killed and eaten, the last 
dog was taken up for food, and their only resource against starva- 
tion was roots and moose-skin moccasins. For two days they ate 
nothing. Morgan, Greene, Meigs and Aaron Burr were of this 
brave band. No braver man was in all that number than Dear- 
born, none more enduring and uncomplaining than the men he 
commanded. After this campaign. Dearborn was in the battles 
of Stillwater, and Saratoga, in 1777, as Major, with the command 
of a district corps. And again he served as Deputy Quartermaster 
General. After this. Dearborn was comissioned as colonel of the 
First N. H. regiment from 1781 to the end of the war. He was in 
New Jersey in 1780 and with Washington at Yorktown in 1781. 
In 1784, after the war, he removed to Maine, where he was made 
brigadier general of the militia. President Washington appointed 
him marshal of the District of Maine. In 1793 he was elected to 
Congress and served two terms. He was Secretary of War from 
1801 to 1809, when he was made collector of the Port of Boston. In 
1 812 he was made senior major-general of the United States army 
and, having command of the Department of the North, he intend- 
ed to invade Canada. This plan was not realized and he accepted 
the offer of an armistice made by Sir George Prevost, and rejected 
by President Madison. In 18 13 he went with his army to Canada 
and captured York (now Toronto), and, transporting his forces to 
the mouth of the Niagara, took Fort George. In July, 181 3, Gen- 
eral Dearborn was placed in command of the forces in the military 
district of New York City, which post he resigned in 1815. In 
1822 to 1824 he was minister to Portugal. He died in Roxbury, 
Mass., June 6, 1829. 


Here lies ye body of 

Ann Old Deciple 

John Dearborn 

Who served as Deacn in ye Church 

At Hampton for several years 

& til his Death in ye Church 

At North Hampton 

of Exemplary Strictness & stedines 

In Every part of Religion 

A man of Prayer 

he Resigned himself to God Rejoysg 

in ye hope of Glory 

Nov. 22, 1750 ae 84 

the memory of ye just is Blest 

Here lyes Buried ye 

Body of Mrs. Abigail wife of Dea- 

-con John Dearborn 

who Deceased 14th 

of Nov., 1736 

in ye 69th year of 

her age 

18. vi. JANE, b. Jan. S, 1669; m. Nov. 10, 1687, Benjamin Lamprey. He 

was son of Henry and GiUyen, who came from England, was b. 
Sept. 28, 1661; d. Jan. 3, 1752; res., Hampton. Ch. : i. Ben- 
jamin, b. Oct. 9, 1688; m. Sarah Dow. 2. Deborah, b. 1690; m. 
Samuel Palmer. 3. Daniel, b. Feb. 23, 1692; d. April 2, 1718. 4. 
Sarah, b. July, 1695 ; m. Robert Moulton. 5. Nathaniel, b. June 
26, 1698; m. Ruth Palmer. 6. Jane, bap. April 30, 1699; ^^^ 
Stephen Batchelder. 7. Henry, b. Feb. 25, 1701; m. Esther 
Palmer. 8. Elizabeth, b. Feb. 18, 1703; m. Jonathan Moulton. 

9. Abigail, b. May 3, 1705; m. Josiah Batchelder, son of Benj. 

10. Hannah, b. Nov. 13, 1709; m. John Moulton. 11. Morris, b. 
Dec. 20, 1711 ; m. Elizabeth and Rebecca Moulton. 

19. vii. STEPHEN, b. July 31. 1672; d. Dec. 7, 1672. 

20. viii. BENJAMIN, b. Sept. 19, 1673; m. Susanna Page. 

21. ix. STEPHEN, b. March 8, 1675 ; m. Mary Deabom. 

22. X. MERCY, b. Dec. 11, 1677; m. July 12, 1694, Samuel Deaborn. 

Samuel Deaborn has been called the pioneer of North Hampton, 
N. H., and is said to have built the first house in the town "north 
of the brook. " He purchased a large tract of land, selected a farm 
for himself in the center and sold out the remainder to his brother 
John in such a manner as to leave himself entirely shut off from 
the highway, excepting a lane which passed by his brother's door. 
For years the farm was afterwards in possession of Dea. Nathaniel 
Deaborn, a lineal descendant. Samuel was one of the petitioners 
for the incorporation of the town, but appears to have kept him- 
self, like his farm, very much retired from the public, engaging 
only in his domestic relations. His wife died quite aged. Ch. : 
I. Mary, b. April 23, 1695: m. John Blake. 2. Mary, b.. Feb. 21, 
1697; d. in infancy. 3. Mehitable, b. Feb. 21, 1697; m. Jan. 15, 
1718, Thomas Berry; 4. Sarah, b. Jan. 27, 1699; m. Nov. 24, 
1720, Edward Tuck, b. 1696; d. 1779. 5. Mercy, b. Feb. 18, 1702; 
prob. d. young. 6. Jeremiah, b. April i, 1704; m. Dec. 23, 1724, 
Sarah Taylor; he d. 1751. 7. Elizabeth, b. Nov. 9, 1706; d. Nov. 
30, 1706. 8. Nathaniel, b. Jan. 21, 1710; m. Mary Batchelder 
(Lee) dau. of Samuel. 9. Henry, b. Dec. 27, 1712; m. Jan. 19, 
1738, Margaret Sherburne. Her gr. father, Capt. Samuel, was 
killed by Indians near Brunswick in 1691 ; she was b. 1718. 
10. Samuel, b. Sept. i, 1715; d. Feb. 5, 1736. 11. Abigail, b. Oct. 
19, 1720; m. Nov. 25, 1742, Col. Abraham Drake, a colonel of vol- 
unteers at Burgoyne's surrender. 

23. xi. MARY, b. Sept. 18, 1679; ^- young. 

24. xii. SAMUEL, b. Jan. 10, 1681 ; m. Elizabeth Davis. 

25. xiii. JONATHAN, b. in 1683; m. Sarah Blake. 


26. xiv. THOMAS, b. in 1685 ; m. Mary Moulton and Sarah Tuck. 

27. XV. JOSEPH, b. Aug. 9, 1687; m. Mehitable Marston. 

28. xvi. MARY, b. Oct. 17, 1688; d. in infancy. 

29. xvii. THEODATE, b. 1684; m. Nov. 18, 1703, M(orris or) aurice Hobbs, 

Jr., b. Sept. 13, 1680; d. May 7, 1739; res.. No. Hampton, N. H. 
Ch. : I. Mary, b. Sept. 28, 1704; m. Benjamin Smith.* 2. Sarah, 
b. July 19, 1707; m. Anthony Towle. 3. Josiah, b. Sept. 8, 1709; 
d. Oct. 10, 1767. 4. Theodate, b. July 31, 1711. 5. Morris, b. 
Sept. 7, 1713; m. Huldah Deaborn and Mary Deaborn. 6. Han- 
nah, b. Nov. 12, 1715. 7. Jonathan, b. Nov. 18, 1718. 8. Esther, 
b. Oct. 17, 1 7 19; m. Samuel Drake. 9. Elizabeth, b. April 3, 1722. 

14. DEACON NATHANIEL BATCHELDER (Nathaniel, Nathaniel, 
Stephen), b. Hampton, N. H., Dec. 24, 1659; r^- prob. 16S5 Elizabeth Foss, of Ports- 
mouth, N. H. ; b. 1666; d. 1746. Nathaniel Batchelder, Senr., was one of the as- 
sessors at Hampton Falls in 1719-20, and a selectman in 1722. He was one of the 
original proprietors of Chester, N. H-. as was Nathaniel, Jr., Joseph and Josiah. 
He d. 1745; res. Hampton Falls, N. H. 

30. iii. JOHN, b. July 28, 1692, m. Abigail Cram. 

31. i. DEBORAH, b. April 9, 16S6; m. Jan. 8, 1708, David Tilton, son of 

Ensign Daniel; b. Oct. 30, 16S2; d. May 26, 1729; m. 2d, June 14, 
1733, Dea. Jonathan Fellows, of Ipswich, Mass. Ch. : i. Nathan, 
b. Aug. 14, 1709; m. Hannah Green. 2. Elizabeth, b. April 4, 
1710; m. Richard Nason. 3. Deborah, b. March i, 1712; m. 
Jonathan Sweet. 4. Hannah, b. June 3, 1714; m. Benjamin San- 
born, Jr. 5. Margaret, b. July 23, 1717; m. Jonathan Green. 6. 
Rachel, b. Aug. 16. 1719; d. March 4, 1723. 7. Huldah, b. Nov. 
27, 1722. 8. Rachel, b. Jan. 22, 1724. 9. David, b. March 14, 
1726. 10. Abigail (posthumous), b. May 31, 1729. 

NATHANIEL, b. Feb. 19, 1693; m. Sarah Robie. 

JOSIAH, b. July i, 1695; m. Sarah Page. 

JETHRO, b. Jan. 2, 1698; m. Dorotha Sanborn. 

ELIZABETH, b. 1694; m. Jan. 21, 1713, Richard Sanborn, son of 
Nathaniel and Rebecca (Prescott), b. Feb. 27, 1693; d. Sept. 14, 
1773. She d. Jan. 21, 1753, and he then m. 2d, July 13, 1753, Mrs. 
Judith (Gove) Prescott, wid. of Capt. Jonathan, who d. at Louis- 
burg in Jan., 1746. She was b. Dec. 18, 1700. They res. Kens- 
ington, N. H. Ch. : I. Jonathan, b. Feb. 18, 1714; m. Feb. 13, 
1735, Mary Bachelder; b. Dec. 25, 1716; d. May 18, 1790 He d. 
Feb. 20, 1790, in Hawke, now Danville, N. H. Will Sept. 30, 
1786; proved Feb. 27, 1790. Was captain and prominent citizen. 
2. Moses, b. July 12, 1717; m. Aug. 29, 1738, Mrs. Priscilla (Sher- 
burne, James, dau. of John and Ruth, of Portsmouth. She d. and 
he m. 2d, Elizabeth Fuller; b. 1717; d. June 8, 1807; res. Kens- 
ington. Priscilla's husband was Edmund James, whom she m. 
Jan. 13, 1732; he d. at Hampton Falls. He was esquire and prom- 
inent citizen. 3. Rebecca, b. Nov. 11, 1718; d. 1735. 4. David, 
b. June 8, 1721; m. Sarah Waddell; res. Andover, N. H. 5. 
Mary, b. Jan. 22, 1724; m. May i, 1753, Benjamin Clough. 6. 
Abigail, b. Oct. i, 1725; m. July 9, 1744, Richard Currier. 7. 
Jeremiah, b. Jan. 16, 1730; m. June 18, 1749, Abigail Tilton. She 
d. Gilmanton, Feb. 29, 1816. Their sons — Theophilus, Jeremiah, 
Col. David and Jonathan all res. in Gilmanton and died there. 8. 
Richard, b. Feb. 25. 1732; d. 1736. 9. Betsey, bap. Nov. 17, 1734; 
d. 1736. 10. Richard, b. Feb. 23, 1737; m. June 24, 1762, Mrs. 
Betsey (Sherburne) Prescott, wid. of John Prescott and dau. of 
Sherburne Tilton; he d. May 5, 1817. 

36. vii. NATHAN, b. July 2, 1700; m. Mary Tilton. 

37. viii. PHINEHAS, b. Nov. i, 1701; m. Elizabeth Oilman. 

38. ix. EBENEZER, b. Dec. 10, 1710; m. Dorothy . 

20. BENJAMIN BATCHELDER (Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Stephen), b. Hamp- 
ton, N. H., Sept, 19, 1673: m. Dec. 25, 1696, Susanna Page. dau. of Dea. Francis; 
b. Dec. 20, 1674. She m. 2d, Jan. 13, 1730, John Cram; b, April 6, 1665. He served 

♦Their dau., Abigail, m. Gen, Jonathan Moulton. 










with his brother Stephen in many of the campaigns against the Indians about 
Hampton. Often he was a soldier and at other times a scout or messenger. He 
suffered many hardships and braved numerous dangers at Oyster River, Exeter, 
Hampton and at Fort William and Mary. He was probably a member of Daniel 
Tilton's garrison in Hampton. In 1707 he was in the company of Lieut. Joseph 
Swett's against Port Royal. 

Will.— I Benjamin Bachelder of Hampton in ye Province of 
New Hampshire in New England being weake of body but of 
sound & Perfect mind & memory blesed be God for it I therefore 
not knowing how it will please all mighty God to deall with me 
hath made & ordained this my last will & testament in manner & 
form following that is to say first & Principally I commit my soul 
to Jesus Christ my blessed Savior he hath redeemed me with his 
own blood & my body I commit to ye earth to be decently buried 
at ye discretion of my executors hereafter named and as to all my 
temporall estate which it hath . Pleased God to bestow upon me I 
give & dispose thereof as followeth. 

First I willthat all my just debts & funeral charges be Paid. 
By item. I give to my eldest son Joseph all my right titell & 
intrest in Hampton & all & personall howses Lands marsh medow 
Comon ago & all movabel things what soever Paying to his three 
sisters Ester Merribah & Susanah ten pounds to each of them if it 
pleas God they live to twenty one years of age or to each of them 
yt shall live to that age or in one year after they shall marry. 

Item. I give to my second son Josiah my thre score Acres of 
land in Blye east division in Kingstown & allso halfe my lot whare 
my Saw mill stands & ye improvemt of my mill & benefit therof 
to Joseph & Josiah till thair brethren com to age & as they com 
to age to have prively & right alike. 

Item 4ly. I give to my son Page my howse Lot in Kingstown. 
Item sly. I give to my son Benjamin my lot of Land in ye 
second Division in Kingstown. 

Item 6ly. I give to my other two sons Frances & Theopolus all 
my right of comonage in Kingstown & all Lands yt hereafter shall 
be Laid out thereunto & if my wife Shall Live to bring forth yt 
child or children which she is now big withall & it or they live 
then to be brought up by yt whole estate at ye descresion of my 
executors & if it shall live to twenty one years of age then to be 
paid five pounds by Joseph & Josiah equally alike. 

Item 7ly. I give unto my beloved wife ye thirds of all & every 
Part of m^r afors'd effect or whatsoever shall appear to be mine 
durng her widowwod & if providence should order it yt she should 
marry then to my children as aboves'd & lastly I make my be- 
loved wife & my eldest Son Joseph my executors of this my last 
will & testament, in witness to all above written I have hear 
unto Set my hand and seal this tenth day of January 1717-1S & in 
ye fourth year of our Soverign King George His Rayn and great 
Britain France & Ireland defender of the faith. 
Witnesses and seal of 

Peter Wear The mark -j- 

Benjamin Lamprey Bennin Bachelder 

Benjamin Sanborn 

He res. on the Warren Brown farm. He d. Jan. 12, 171 8; res. 
Hampton Falls, N. H. 

39. 1. FRANCIS, b. Nov. 18, 1697; d. young. 

40. ii. JOSEPH, b. Mar. 16, 1699; m. Mary Goss. 

41. iii. JOSIAH, b. Oct. 28, 1700; m. Abigail Lamphrey. 

42. iv. "ESTHER, b. July 19, 1702; m. Oct. 27, 1720, Jonathan Ring, of 

Amesbury, Mass. 

43. V. MERIBAH, b. June 25, 1704; m. April 4, 1734, Elisha Page; b. 

March 3, 1708, son of Francis. Ch. : i. Meribah, b. July 13, 1735; 
^d. Aug. 10, 1737. 2. Hannah, b. Oct. 8, 1736. 3. Child; d. in- 
fanc}', April 13, 1739. 4. Shem, b. Oct., 28, 1740. 5. Josiah, b. 
Jan. 27, 1742. 6. Elijah, b. June 27, 1745. 7. Levi, b. Oct. 17, 
; 1747- 












PAGE, b. April 24, 1707; m. Elizabeth Hill. 

BENJAMIN, b. April 24, 1708; m. Rebecca Prescott and Mrs. Eliza- 
beth (Ambrose) Underbill. 

DAVID, b. July 3, 1709; d. young. 

FRANCIS, b. Nov. 27. 17 10; m. Mary Blake. 

SUSANNA, b. May 28, 1713; m. July 20, 1738, Ebenezer Webster, 
b. Hampton, N. H., Oct. 10, 171 5. She was a woman of remark- 
able strength of character, robust in form, with black hair, a 
piercing black eye and dark complexion. She was a woman of 
marked ability. Their son Ebenezer was born April 22, 1739; "^• 
Jan. 18, 1 761, Mehitable Smith, who d. March 28, 1774; m. 2d, Oct. 
13, 1774, Abigail Eastman.* He was a captain in the Revolution- 
ary \Var, was often selectman and Representative. Their son, 
Daniel Webster, American statesman, was born at Salisbury, N. 
H., Jan. 18, 1782. His family can be traced back without diffi- 
culty to Thomas Webster, of Scottish ancestry, who settled in 
New Hampshire in 1636, but no further. Ebenezer Webster, the 
father of Daniel, was born in Kingston, N. H., in 1739, and died 
in Salisbury (now Franklin 1 in iSoO. He served in the old 
French war under Sir Jeffrey Amherst, and in 1761 was one of 
the tirsL settlers of what is now Franklin, N. H., then the most 
northei^n of the New England settlements. There he became a 
farmer and also kept a tavern. At the opening of the Revolution 
he lead the Salisbury militia to Cambridge, and subsequently did 
much service till the close of the war, when he attained the rank 
of Colonel of the militia. He was a member of the lower branch 
of the legislature for several years, served also in the state senate 
and from 1791 until his death was judge of the court of common 
pleas of Hillsboro county. His son Ezekiel was born in Salis- 
bury in March, 17S0, and died in Concord, N. H., April 10, 
1829. He was graduated at Dartmouth College in 1804, and 
rose to eminence that time. He was also a member for several 
years of the New Hampshire legislature. His death resulted 
suddenly from disease of the heart, while trying a case. 

From him his sons Ezekiel and Daniel inherited great physical 
force,! their mother was Abigail Eastman. Living on the 
frontier, Daniel was compelled to depend for early education on 
his mother and on the schooling customary in winter, and for 
much of this he was indebted to the fact that he was jshysically 
the weakest of his family. It is a little odd, however, that he 
failed utterly in that with v,'hich his final reputation was so 
closely connected. In his own words, "There was one thing I 
could not do; I could not make a declamation; I could not speak 

*The marriage record reads "Richard Fitts and Sara Ordway was marryed Octobar 8th, 
l(ji54." Richard Fitts was one of ninety-one grantees of "Newberry." A son of his friend. 
Deputy Governor .Symonds, was named for him "Richard Fitts vSyinonds." His will, probated 
1(573, appointed his "'well beloved kinsman Abrahain Fitts," son of Robert, executor, and gave 
him "all his lands and personal estate." Mr. Robert Fitts, "planter," was an original proprietor 
at Salisbury, in 1635. He was the son of Sir John Fitz of Fitzford, Tavistock, Devonshire, Eng- 
land, and came to Massachusetts in the ship William and John, in which he "embarqued 
secundo die Septembris, 16;^5." Richard Fitts was the son of Abraham and received the lands 
of his grandfather Robert in Salisbury. His marriage is thus recorded: "Richard Fitts was 
married to Sarah Thorne March ye 18th 1694-5." They were the great-grandparents of Daniel 
Webster. They removed to Salisbury from Ipswich, and Richard built a block-house to defend 
his family from the Indians, by whom they were repeatedly attacked. Mrs. Sarah (Thorne) 
Fitts "was a superior woman, remarkable for resolution of character, bravery and pietv, walk- 
ing sixteen miles to worship with the people of God, at Ipswich, where she was a church mem- 
ber," every Sunday. She is also spoken of as "a dutiful and affectionate wife, a kind mother 
and a pious, charitable and useful member of society." She died March, 177'3, aged one hun- 
dred years. Mr. Richard Fitts died Dec. 3, 1744, aged seventy-two years. Their youngest 
child, 'Jerusha, married Roger Eastman, Jan. 25, 1730. He was a great-grandson of Roger East- 
man, the emigrant. They settled in Salisbury, where their children were born. Abigail, the 
eldest, became the second wife of Colonel Ebenezer Webster, Oct. 13, 1774, and the mother of 
Daniel Webster, who was born Jan. 18, 1782, graduated at Dartmouth College, 1801, and died 
Oct. 24, 18.52. Mrs. Abigail Webster had two brothers, Ezekiel and Daniel Eastman, for whom 
her two sons were named. 

TDaniel Webster wrote to his son Fletcher March 5, 1840; "I believe we are all indebted to 
my father's mother for a large portion of the little sense w^hich belongs to us. Her name was 
Susannah Bachelder; she was the descendant of a clergyman and a woman of uncommon 
strength of understanding. If I had had many boj-s I should have called one of them Bachel- 



before the school." When he was fifteen years old a family coun- 
cil decided to send him to college. After an imperfect prepara- 
tion he graduated at Dartmouth College in 1801, studied law, and 
was admitted to the bar in Boston in 1805 from the office of Chris- 
topher Gore. Regard for his father made Webster begin practice 
in the town of Boscawen, near his early home, but his father died 
within a year, and he removed to Portsmouth, the largest town of 
the state. Here he took a leading place at the bar, having but one 
rival. In May. 18 13, he entered Congress as a representative 
from New Hampshire, being placed at once on the committee of 
foreign affairs. 

As a moderate Federalist, he held that attacks on Canada 
should cease, and that the war should be confined to the ocean. 
His first speech showed that the raw New Hampshire boy of a 
dozen years before had -developed new powers. 

The position of any Federalist in Congress, however, was not a 
wide sphere of influence, and Webster, removing to Boston in 
1816, gave up political life for some years. 

At the Massachusetts bar Webster soon gained a place as 
prominent as he had held in New Hampshire, and within three 
years his reputation as a lawyer had become national. His na- 
tional standing was gained by his argument in the "Dartmouth 
College case" practically indorsed by the supreme court. Dart- 
mouth College had been chartered by the king in 1769. In 1816 
the New Hampshire legislature undertook to alter the charter and 
reorganize the corporation, and the state courts sustained the 
legislature in a suit brought by the old trustees against the new. 
On appeal to the supreme court of the United States in 1818, 
Webster contended that the college was an eleemosynary corpo- 
ration, over which the legislature had no more power than the 
king who chartered it; that the king had no power to void such a 
charter, and the New Hampshire legislature no such sovereign 
powers as parliament; that the legislature's action came within 
the federal constitution's prohibition of state legislation altering 
contracts; that "the charter of 1769 is a contract;" that "the acts 
in question impair this contract," and that they were therefore un- 
constitutional and void. 

The supreme court upheld Webster's view, and it was soon seen 
that he had worked a serious change in the relations of the states , 
to corporations, as they had thus far been understood. The states 
endeavored to meet the new rule by inserting in their charters 
clauses retaining the right to alter them, but the spirit of the 
"Dartmouth College case," which has always had its opponents 
among American lawyers, has had its influence upon judges every- 
where, in every variety of cognate cases. From this time Webster 
was recognized as the leading lawyer of the country, and his ser- 
vices were in constant demand. 

His cases are quite beyond statement within the space here 
available. Some of his leading constitutional cases were those of 
Gibbons V. Ogden, in 1824, in which he overthrew the action of 
the New York legislature, in granting to Ogden, assignee of Ful- 
ton and Livingston, a monopoly of steam navigation in New York 
waters, as an interference witn the right of Congress to regulate 
commerce; Ogden v. Saunders, in 1827, in which he attacked the 
right of a state to pass bankruptcy laws; the Girard College case, 
in 1844, in which he maintained that Christianity was an essential 
part of the common law, and the case of Luther v. Borden, com- 
monly known as the Rhode Island case, in 1848, in which he laid 
the foundation for the subsequent definition of the "guarantee 
clause" of the constitution, and stated the meaning of the "repub- 
lican government" of a state. 

Like other American lawyers, he made no distinction in his 
practice between kinds of cases, and was often retained in criminal 
causes. The most celebrated of these were the trials of Goodrich 
and Knapp; in the latter is the passage on the 


science, which has been declaimed by countless American school 

Webster's reputation as an orator began with his address at 
Plymouth in 1S20, on the 200th anniversary of the landing of Ihe 
Pilgrims. It was increased by his address at the laying of the 
corner stone of the Bunker Hill monument in 1S25 on the 50th an- 
niversary of the battle, and by that which commemorated in 1826 
the 50th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence and the 
coincident deaths of Jefferson and John Adams. On every great 
public occasion thereafter, if Webster was obtainable he was held 
to be the natural speaker to be chosen. 

In December, 1S23, Webster returned to Congress as a repre- 
sentative from Massachusetts, and his lirst speech, in January, 
1824, in support of a resolution to send a commissioner to Greece, 
then in insurrection, made him the first congressional speaker. 
During his service in the house the tariff of 1S24 came up for dis- 

Representing a commercial district, Webster's speech has 
always been a source of gratification to American opponents of 
protection. He repudiated the name of "American system" 
claimed by Clay for the system of protection which he was intro- 

When the tariff of 1S28, which was still more protective, came 
up for discussion, Webster had ceased to oppose protection ; but 
his sneech does not attempt to argue in favor of it. It can hardly 
escape notice that in his published works Webster has but two' 
subsequent speeches in Congress on the tariff, both defending pro- 
tection rather as a policy under which industries had been called 
into being than as an advisable policy, if the stage had been clear 
for the adoption of a new policy. 

In 1827, Webster was sent to the Senate, in which he remained 
until his death, with the exception of his service in the cabinet in 
Tyler's administration. In January, 1830, came the crowning 
event of his political life. A debate on public lands under a reso- 
lution offered by Senator Foot, thence known as "Foot's resolu- 
tion," had wandered off into all possible fields. In course of it, 
Hayne, of South Carolina, attacked New England for having pur- 
sued a selfish policy as to western lands. Webster replied. During 
Hayne's answer Webster drew from him the first distinct and 
public statement of the new doctrine nullification of the consti- 
tutional right of a state to forbid the execution within its jurisdic- 
tion of acts of Congress which it considered unconstitutional. This 
had been the product of Calhoun's intellect, which was generally 
taken to be the source of Hayne's inspiration. Webster's reply 
in his famous "second speech on Foot's resolution," he began 
by a defense of Massachusetts, which has been severely criticised, 
and is perhaps open to criticism. 

The remainder of the speech was of intense interest, not 
merely to New England, but to the whole north and west, and to 
all the progressive elements of the country. He stated the an- 
archistic doctrine of nullification in its nakedness, extorted from 
Hayne an unwilling half admission of the exactness of his state- 
ment, and then went on to trample on it with such an exhibition 
of logic, sarcasm and elephantine humor as has never been heard 
in the Senate before or since. It is on this speech that Webster's 
tame was built. 

Southern men had taken the lead so long that it was a new 
sensation to the north and west to see a southern leader com- 
pletely overmatched bv their champion; and "Black Dan Web- 
ster," a popular name due to his dark complexion, beetling brows 
and heavy cast of features, was for twenty years the representa- 
tive of northern sentiment as to the nature of the Union. 

Calhoun took Hayne's place in the Senate in 1833, introduced 
and defended resolutions indorsing the right of nullification and 
was still more fully answered bv Webster. For the next seventeen 


years the records of the Senate are full of constitutional arguments 
between the two. Webster's oratory made him an invaluable 
member of the Whig party, and his addresses at political meetings 
are so numerous as to defy special mention. A leader so distin- 
guished had a fair right to think of the presidency, but it always 
remained just beyond his reach. In the general Whig convention of 
1836 he received the fourteen electoral votes of Massachusetts. 
In 1840 the candidature of Harrison left him no chance. In 1844 
Webster's retention of his position under Tyler gave Clay an over- 
whelming advantage with his party. In 1848 the nomination of 
Taylor, which Webster declared "one not fit to be made," was a 
fatal blow to the prospects of the Massachusetts leader. His 
final failure to obtain Whig nomination in 1852 put an end to his 
political career. 

When the Whig party came into power in 1841 Webster was 
appointed secretary of state (foreign affairs) and he retained his 
post under Tyler after his colleagues had broken with the new. 
president and resigned. There was good reason for his action. 
When he entered ofhce war with Great Britain was a probable 
event of the near future. The McLeod case, in which the state 
of New York insisted on trying a British subject, with whose 
trial the Federal government had no power to interfere, while 
the British government had declared that it would consider con- 
viction and execution a casus belli ; the exercise of the right of 
search by British vessels on the coast of Africa of which Ameri- 
cans had a deep seated detestation, quite apart from any feeling 
about the slave trade ; the Maine boundary, as to which the action 
of a state might at any time bring the Federal government into 
armed collision with Great Britain — all these at once met the new 
secretary, and he felt that he had no right to abandon his work 
for party reasons. 

With the special commissioner from Great Britain, Lord Ash- 
burton, he concluded the treaty of 1842, which settled all these 
questions satisfactory to both parties. 

At the same time Webster took the opportunity to end the 
long controversy as to the right of impressment. Sixteen years 
afterward the British government admitted at last the correctness 
of the American position. Leaving the cabinet in 1843 Webster 
was returned to the Senate in 1845, and spent the remainder of 
his life there. He opposed the annexation of Texas and the 
Mexican war, and was, as before, the recognized spokesman of his 

As the growing intensity of the quarrel over the organization of 
the territory acquired from Mexico revealed the depth of the 
chasm which now yawned between the sections, Webster's stand- 
ing ground in American politics disappeared. His speech of 
March 7, 1850, which stamped him in the opinion of many of his 
former northern worshipers as a recreant bidding for southern 
votes for the presidency, was really little different from his former 
words. It was the country that had changed. He was still for 
the Union as the one controlling consideration, with an equal dis- 
like for the abolitionist and the secessionist, who endangered the 
Union. Bat the north and the south were already so far apart 
that not even Webster could stand with one foot in one and the 
other foot in the other section, and his fate was parallel with that 
of John Dickinson, who essayed a similar role during the Revolu- 

Angered at the spirit with which his speech was received Web- 
ster threw all his influence toward driving through the Whig con- 
vention of 1852 an indorsement of the compromise of 1850 "in all 
its parts," including, of course, the Fugitive Slave Act. 

The result was his own failure to receive the Whig nomination 
for the presidency and the downfall of his party. Just before 
the election he died at his home, Marshfield, Mass., October, 1852. 
Webster was twice married to Grace Fletcher, of New Hampshire, 


in 1808, and two years after her death to Catherine Bayard le 
Roy, of New York, in 1829. 

One of his, sons, Edward, lost his life in the Mexican war. His 
only surviving child, Fletcher Webster, colonel of a Massachusetts 
regiment, was killed at Bull Run. 

49. xi. THROPHILUS, b. Aug. 10, 1715; m. Maria Blake. 

50. xii. MARY, b. May 31, 1718. 

21. STEPHEN BATCHELDER (Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Stephen), b. Hamp- 
ton. N. H., March 8, 1675; m. Aug. 25, 1698, Mary Deaborn, dau. of "Good Old 
John;" b. May 6, 1678. He was born in Hampton, N. H., where he always resided. 
When about 20 years of age or thereabouts he enlisted in the Colonial militia and 
served in many of the engagements with the Indians about 1694. The previous 
year the Indians had signed articles of "submission and agreement" at Pemaquid. 
For a year the people had a respite from hostilities. But the next blow inflicted in 
the vicinity of Hampton was of great severity. On a summer morning, about day- 
break, a large number of Indians fell suddenly and unexpected upon the settle- 
ments at Oyster River; took three garrisons, burned thirteen houses and killed and 
carried into captivity ninety-four persons. Other outrages followed. Less than 
two years after the treaty a body of Indians made an attack at Portsmouth 
Plains, two miles from Hampton. They had come from York to Sandy Beach in 
their canoes, which they secreted in the bushes near the shore. Fourteen persons 
were killed, one was scalped and left for dead, but recovered. The houses, five in 
number, were burned. The Indians escaped. It was in these engagements and 
similar ones that Stephen Batchelder participated. He d. Sept. 19, 1748; res. Hamp- 
ton, N. H. 

JOHN, b. Aug. 24, 1699; m. Elizabeth Moulton. 

STEPHEN, b. July 19, 1701 ; m. Jane Lamprey. 

MARY, b. Nov. 29, 1702; d. infancy. 

MARY, b. Mar. 24, 1704. 

NATHANIEL, b. May i, 1705; did he d. June u, 1754, as per 
Kensington records? 

SIMON, b. July 9. 1708; m. Sarah . 

vii. JEREMIAH, b. Feb. 28, 1712; m. Theodate Hobbs. 

24. SAMUEL BATCHELDER (Nathaniel,' Nathaniel, Stephen), b. Jan. 10, 
1681, Hampton. N. H. ; m. prob. April i, 1706, Elizabeth Davis, of Newbury, Mass. 
With his brother, Jonathan, he took an active part in the early Colonial wars with 
the Indians. In 1707 he was in Lieut. Joseph Swett's company in the fruitless ex- 
pedition against Port Royal. Samuel Batchelder was a soldier in Cape. James 
Davis' company in 1712, "as a scout." Res. No. Hampton, N. H. 

58. iv. SAMUEL, b. Aug. i, 1713; m. Sarah Drake. 

59. i. JUDITH, b. Jan. 23, 1708: m. Nathan Blake; b. June 4, 1705; d. 

March 5, 1783, and she d. Dec. 4, 1789. He res. on the homestead 
at Hampton. Ch. : i. John, b. May 10, 1731; d. unm. in Con- 
tinental army at Albany, N. Y., Dec, 1755. 2. Samuel, b. 
July 14, 1732; m. Mary Garland. 3. Dorothy, b. May 30, 1734; m. 
Joseph Dow. 4. Ruth, b. March 29, 1736; m. Gamaliel Knowles. 
5. Nathan, b. April 9, 1738; m. Mrs. Molly Hall. 6. Judith, b. 
May 8, 1740; m. Bradbury Richardson. 7. Jonathan, b. June 12, 
1742; m. Mary Brown. 8. Jethro, b. June 30, 1744; m. Dolly 

60. ii. HENRY, b. Oct. 30, 1709; m. Mary Marston. 

; 61. iii. MARY, b. Oct. 21, 1711; m. Dec. 2, 1731, Nathaniel Deaborn, son 

of Samuel. He was b. Jan. 21, 1710 (see), moved to Kensington, 
N. H., and was the ancestor of a very extensive famil)'. Ch. : i. 
Mercy, b. Aug. 21, 1732; d. young. 2. Samuel, b. June t8, 1734; 
m. Hannah James and d. s. p. 3. Henry, b. May 29, 1736; m. 

Hutchins; res. Danville. 4. Mary, b. Jan. 16, 1739; Moses 

French. 5. Nathaniel, b. Nov. 30, 1741; d. unm. 6. Jeremiah, b. 
Aug. 2g, 1743; m. Elizabeth Locke; res. Portsmouth; d. 1S16. 

7. Elizabeth, b. May i, 1745; m. Huntoon; res. Salisbury, 

N. H. 8. Nathan, b. Dec. 12, 1746; m. Mary Brown; res. Wake- 
field. 9. Edward, b. Feb. 13, 1749; m. Susanna Brown, res. Deer- 
field. 10. Rebecca, b. Jan. 23, 1751 ; m. Webster; res. Salis- 















62. V. ELIZABETH, b. May 10, 1716; m. Jan. 10, 1738, Benjamin Brown, 

a son of William and grandson of Benjamin; b. Sept. 10, 1713. 
He d. Feb. 5, 1806; res. Kensington, N. H. Ch. : i. Patience, b. 
Jan. 25, 1737; m. Feb. 23, 1757, Nathaniel G. Prescott. of Eppmg, 
N. H. ; she d. April 11, 1825. 2. Hannah, b. July 22, 1739; ^n- 
Jonathan Philbri'ck, of Deerfield, N. H. 3. Abigail, b. Feb. 22, 
1741 ; m. Micah Prescott. 4. David, b. Aug. 31, 1742; m. Elizabeth 
Winslow. 5. Sarah, b. Septen^ber, 1745. 6. Infant, b. April 4, 
1744. 7. Elizabeth, b. Feb. 23, 1741; m. Jonathan Chase, of 
Epping. 8. Mary, b. 1747; m. Jeremiah Tilton; res. K. g. Ste- 
phen, b. Juno 16, 1750; m. Elizabeth Nudd, of K. 10. Benjamin, 
b. June, 1750; m. Jane Harney. 11. Dolly, b. March, 1756; d. 
Nov. 18, 1757. 12. Olive, b. June, 1758. 13. Simon, b. March, 
1760; d. young. 14. Samuel, b. July, 1761; d. young. 

63. vi. ZACHARIAH, b. Dec. 14, 1717; d. unm. Nov. 9, 1793. 

64. vii. HANNAH, b. Oct. 23, 1720; m. May 12. 1742, Jedediah Prescott, 

son of John; she d. i8og. He was b. Hampton, N. H., June i, 
1719; res. Monmouth, Me. He settled first at E.xeter, now Brent- 
wood, then at Deerfield and permanently at Monmouth, where he 
d. July 24, 1793. Ch. : r. Josiah, b. May 11, 1743; m. Betsey Smith, 
sister to Judge Ebenezer; he res. Deerfield and d. there Oct. 11, 
1781, leaving three daus. His wid. m. 2d. Jeremiah Bean, of 
Candia, and 3d, Dr. Jonathan Hill, of Gilmanton Ironworks, 
March, 1798, she d. Grattan. N. H., in 1830. Ch. : Mary, Eliza- 
beth and Hannah. 2. Elizabeth, b. Jan. 5, 1745 ; m. 1766, Nathaniel 
Whittier, son of Nath. and Hannah (Clough). of Salisbury, Mass. ; 
res. Readfield, Me. He wash. Raymond, N. H., Feb. 26, 1743; D. 
R. April 7, 1798; she d. April 2, 1814. They had 11 ch. 3. 
Jedediah, b. Sept. 20, 1746; m. Sept. 11, i7"2, Sarah Morrill, of 
Salisbury, Mass.; b. March 28, 1752; d. Mt. Vernon, Me., Oct.27, 
1802. He removed from Deerfield to Winthrop, Me., in 1780; d. 
Searsmont, Me., Mar. 31, 1827. He signed the "Association Test" 
in Deerfield in 1776. . He represented the town of Winthrop in the 
Massachusetts legislature in 1781, when Maine was part of Massa- 
chusetts. 4. Abigail, b. May 11, 1748; m. Benjamin Carr; res. 
Readfield, Me., she d. about 180S. 5. Mercy, b. Oct. 30, 1751; m. 
March 10, 1778, Dr. Jonathan Hill; res. Gilmanton Ironworks Vil- 
lage. She d. there Oct. 4, 1797 antl left 4 ch. He was b. Strat- 
ham Aug. 11, 1742, studied medicine with Dr. Weeks, of Hampton 
Falls, and res. G. I. W. Village, where he d. June 6, .818 (see 
elsewhere). 6. John, b. Oct. 29, 1753; m. Mehitable Morrill, sis- 
ter of Sarah. He was Baptist clergyman in Deerfield, went to 
Vienna, Me., in 1800, where he d. Jan. 26, 1831. He was the only 
one of that name who refused to sign the "Association Test" and 
he from conscientious scruples. 7. Samuel, b. Sept. 5, 1759; m. 
May, 1781, Betsey Whittier: res. Winthrop, Me., and in 1800 re- 
moved to New Sharon; d. Hallowell, Me., 1841. She was sister 
of Nathaniel, who m. Samuel's sister Elizabeth. They had 7 ch. 
8. Ruth, b. March 12, 1761; m. June 5, 1783, John Hall, of Deer, 
field; b. Chester, May 15, 1762; res. Rumbly, where she d. Sept- 
15, 1815. They had 9 ch. He m. 2d, July 2q, 1818, Ruth Fletcher, 
of Hatley, C. E. ; 3 ch. She d. in 1850. Ruth was loved and 
adored and was one of the first settlers in Rumney and was 
obliged to use a pine stump as a table. She lived to see their fame 
become the best on Baker river. 9. Jesse, b. Sept. 24, 1763; m. 
Dec. I, 1783, Mary Whittier, sister of Betsey; b. Jan. 16, 1763; 
res. New Sharon, Me., were she d. Aug. 7, 1841. He d. Jan. 15, 
1847. 10. James, b. Feb. 23, 1765; m. Mary Owen; he d. Port- 
land, Me., 1830, leaving 12 ch. 11. Elijah, b. July 25, 1766; m. 
Jan., 1790, Hannah French, of Dunstable, N. H. ; res. Winthrop 
and Vassalborogh, Me. ; d. in latter place Oct. 28, 1848; had 10 ch. 

65. viii. RUTH, b. Oct. 29, 1722; m. in Kensington, Dec. 16, 1747, Joshua 

Lane, Jr.; b. July 8, 1724; res. Hampton and Poplin, N. H., to 
which place he removed in 1762. He d. Jan. 13, 1794. He was a 
farmer, carpenter and cabinet maker, a superior workman. Re- 


sided in Hampton until about 1762, when he removed to Poplin 
(now Fremont), near to Epping, to the Sanborn farm, plain and 
meadow occupied in iSgc by Jas. M. Fitts, his great great-grandson. 
They belonged to the Congregational church in Hampton and 
removed their relations to the church in Epping, under the care of 
Rev. Josiah Stearns, who son John m. their dau. Sarah. Mrs. 
Lane, though independent and outspoken in her opmions, was an 
able helpmeet to her husband, revered and loved by her children, 
and esteemed highly by her neighbors. Ch. ; i. Mary, b. Sept. 
12, 1748; m. Daniel Norris. 2. John, b. Oct. 24, 1750; m. Hannah 
Godfrey, a son was Dr. Isaiah, physician in Chester, and he was 
the father of Rev. James P. Lane, pastor of the Congregational 
church in Bristol, R. I. Another son, Joseph, was the father of 
Rev. Charles W. Lane, D. D., of Portland, Me.; res. Athens, Ga. 
3. Abigail, b. Sept. 18, 1752; m. Ezekiel Eastman. 4. Joshua, b. 
Jan. 5, 1755; m. Hannah Folsom. 5. Josiah, b. Aug. 22, 1757; d. 
young. 6. Josiah, b. July 6, 1760; d. unm. 7. Ruth, b. July 31, 
1762; m. Samuel Fogg. 8. Sarah, b. 1765; m. Rev. Josiah Stearns, 
g. Elizabeth, b. 1769; d. young. 10. Isaiah, b. 1770; m. Elizabeth 

66. ix. MERCY, b. Sept. 14, 1724; m. John James. They res. in Brentwood. 

During a visit to Hampton he was taken with small-pox and d. 
there at Bride Hill. He was b. Feb. 12, 1720; d. Jan. 28, 1761. 
Ch. : I. Benjamin, bap. May 6, 1744; m. Dolly Morrill. 2. Su- 
sanna, bap. Sept. I, 1745. 3. Elizabeth, bap. Nov. 13, 1748. 4. 
John, bap. Jan. 23, 1751; m. Hannah Worthen. 

67. X. CARTER, b. Oct. 31, 1726; m. Huldah Moulton and Hannah Lane. 

68. xi. PATIENCE, b. Dec. 27, 1729. 

1 69. xii. NATHANIEL, b. Mar. 2, 1731; m. Ruth Sanborn. 

" 25. JONATHAN BATCHELDER (Nathaniel. Nathaniel, Stephen), b. Hamp- 
ton, N. H., 1683; m. Dec. 2, 1708, Sarah Blake, dau. of John; b. 1687. In 1707 
occurred a fruitless expedition against Port Royal. The chief command was given 
to an inexperienced officer, jealousies arose, and the army broke up in disorder. 
Capt. Samuel Chesley, under whose command were thirty Hampton men, em- 
barked his company and returned to Portsmouth, but the whole army was ordered 
back by Governor Dudley, and it remained in the east all summer, though nothing 
of importance was accomplished. Jonathan Batchelder was a member of this com- 
pany. Jonathan Batchelder Vas in Capt. James Davis' company of scouts in 1712 
in the French war. Res. Hampton, N. H. 

70. i. JONATHAN, b. Nov. 3, 1709; m. Elizabeth Rowell. 

26. THOMAS BATCHELDER (Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Stephen), b. Hamp- 
ton, N. H., 1685; m. March 14, 1712, Mary Moulton, dau. of Benj. ; b. June 5, 
1691 ; d. May 22, 1716; m. 2d, Jan. 16, 1718, Sarah Tuck, dau. of Dea. John; b. 
April 30, 1689; d. Feb. 15, 1764. Thomas Bachelder was in Col. Shadrach Walton's 
company in 1710 in the expedition against Port Royal. He res. on the first or old 
homestead. He d. Feb. 10, 1774; res. Hampton, N. H. 

71. i. MARY, b. May 20, 1719; m. Oct. 20, 1748, Dea. Samuel Dow; b. 

Oct. 10, 1718; d. Feb. 23, 1800. She d. Dec. 24, 1808. They res. 
on the Dow homestead at Hampton. Ch. : i. Abigail, b. March 
16, 1750; m. Amos Towle. 2. Marj-, b. Nov. 5, 1751; m. Wm. 
• Lane. 3. John, b. Sept. 9, 1753; m. Betty Mace. 4. Sarah, b. 

Dec. I, 1756; d. Feb. 22-3, 1760. 5. Comfort, b. March 16, 1759; 
d. Feb. 15, 1760. 6. Samuel, b. March 5, 1761; d. May 13, 1779. 

72. ii. BETHIA, b. Feb. 12, 1721; d. Dec. 22, 1721. 

73. iii. NATHANIEL, b. May 20, 1722; m. Hannah Butler. 

74. iv. SARAH, b. Aug. 5, 1723; d. Sept. 9, 1723. 

75. V. JOHN, b. Dec. 10, 1724; d. May 3, 1725. * 

76. vi. BENJAMIN, b. March 31, 1726; m. Mary Dow. 

77. vii. SARAH, b. June 21, 1728; m. 1746 John Worth ; she d. Sept. i6 

-. 78. viii. ABIGAIL, b. Nov. 26, 1729. 
: -^ 79. ix. PHEBE. 1). May 6, 1733; d. March 6, 1736. 



27. JOSEPH BATCHELDER (Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Stephen), b. Aug. 9, 
1687, Hampton, N. H. ; in. Dec. 11, 1712, Mehitable Marston, dau. of John; b. 1691. 
He (1. Oct. 26, 1750; res. Hampton, N. H. 

HANNAH, b. May 10, 1714; d. March 26, 1739. 

RACHEL, b. April 23, 17 16; d. young. 

MARY, b. Nov. 7, 1717; d. unm. 

INCREASE, 1). July 2, 1720; d. March 17, 1739. 
V. RACHEL, b. Dec. 25, 1722; d. March 17, 1739. 
vi. JOSEPH, b. Dec. 25, 1724; d. March 15, 1739. 
vii. REUBEN, b. May 7, 1727; d. March 26, 1739. 



30. DEA. JOHN BATCHELDER (Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Stephen), 
b. Hampton, N. H., July 28, 1692; m. Hampton Falls, N. H., Dec. 30, 1714, 
Abigail Cram. dau. of John; b. Sept. 10, 1695; d. Feb. 25, 1773. He d. March 16, 
1753; res. Hampton Falls and Kensington, N. H. 

iii. JOHN, b. Oct. 5, 1719; m. Esther . 

viii. BENJAMIN, b. Oct. 20, 1735; m. Dorotha Prescott. 
X. DANIEL, b. May 6, 1731 ; m. Mary Fogg. 
JOSHUA, b. 1720; m. Mary Connor. 
NATHAN, b. July 28, 1729; m. Elizabeth Page. 

EUNICE, b. ; d. Oct. i, 1799. 

MARY, b. Dec. 25, 1715; m. Feb. 13, 1735, Capt. Jonathan San- 
born, son of Richard and Elizabeth (Batchelder) Sanborn (see). 
Res. Danville, N. H. Ch. : i. Child b. Nov. 30, 1735; d. same day. 
2. John, b. Sept. 8, 1736; m. Jan. 17, 1760, Sarah Elkins. 3. 
Jethro, b. Nov. 20, 1728; m. Sept. 27, 1763, Abigail Elkins; he d. 
s. p. Jan. 24, 181 1. 4. Child, b. Nov. 20, 1738; d. Dec. 21, 1738. 5. 
Phinhas, bap. April 24, 1743; d. in infancy. 6. Rebecca, b. June 
10, 1744; d. July 12, 1746. 7. Rebecca, b. July 12, 1745; d. 
young. 8. Phineas, b. March 17, 1747; m. March 2, 1767, Mary 
Adams. 9. Josiah, bap. July 21, 1749; d. in infancy. 10. josiah, 
b. Oct. 17, 1750; d. May 26, 1769. 11. Infant, b. 1753; d. Oct. 
19, 1753. 12. Mary, b. Dec. 20, 1754; m. Dec. 7. 1769, Jedediah 
Philbrick ; she d. Dec. 29, 1820. 13. Jonathan, b. March 4, 1760; 
m. Dec. t, 1784, Anne Bachelder; b. March 4, 1762; d. Sept. 18, 
1853; was lieutenant in Revolutionary War, a farmer and d. 
March 30, 181 3, in Danville. N. H. 
ELIZABETH, b. April 8. 1717. » 

DEBORAH, b. Jan. 13. 1723. 
ABIGAIL, b. July 28. 1721 ; d. Dec. 27. 1722. 
HANNAH, b. Oct. 26. 1725. 
RUTH, b. Nov. 23. 1727. 











32. NATHANIEL BATCHELDER (Nathaniel. Nathaniel. Nathaniel. 
Stephen), b. Feb. 19. 1690. Hampton. N. H. ; m. Hampton Falls. N. H., 
Feb. 24, 1717. Sarah Robie. dau. of Samuel; b. March 28. 1689. Nathaniel Bachel- 
der was a soldier in 1710 in the company commanded by Capt. Shadrach Walton in 
the expedition against Port Royal, which resulted the capture of that place. He d. 
about October. 1723; res Hampton Falls and Kensington. N. H. 

Will. — The last will & Testamt of Nathl Bachelder Junr aged abt 33 years or 
thereabouts In the Name of God Amen. The ist day of Octor 1723 I Nathanl 
Bachelder Junr of Hampton in ye state of New Hampshire in New England farmer 
being in Perfect mind & memory thanks be to God for it Therefore calling to mind 
the mortality of my body & knowing yt it is apponted for all men once to dye do 
make & ordain this my last will 8: testament That is to say principally & first of 
all I give & recomend my soul into ye hand of God yt gave it hoping thro ye merit 
Death & Passion of my Savior Jesus Christ to have full & free pardon & forgiveness 
of all my sins & to mherit everlasting life & my body I coniit to ye earth to be 
decently buried at ye discretion of my Execr herein after named hoping at ye 
Genl resurrection I shall receive ye same again by ye myhty Power of God and as 
touching such worldly estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me in this life 
I give devise and dispose of ye same in ye following maner & form That is to say 

ist I will yt all those Debts & duties as I owe in right or conscience to any 
manner of person or persons whatsoever shall well & truly be consented & paid or 
ordained to be pd in convennt time after my decease by my Execr hereafter named. 

Item my will is yt all ye estate I haue in Hampton be in ye hands of my true 


& well beloved wife Sarah whom I make my Execr to this my last will & testa- 
ment to have ye use of my estate for ye bringing up of my Children until my eldest 
son Nathll comes to ye age of 2t years & then my will is yt all ye estate I have m 
Hampton, both buildings & lands & stock except wh shall be disposed of by wife 
for ye bringing up of my children shall be his. 

Item I give & bequeath to my well beloved Bro John yt one half of all my 
right in Chester already laid out or to be laid out to me. . 

Item I give to my well beloved son Saml Bachilder ye one half of ye other half 
right in Chester not yt disposed of to my brother John 

Item I give my well beloved son Joshua Bachelder ye other half of my half right 
in Chester not vet Disposed to my brother John to be equally divided between 
him and his Brother Samuel when required by either of them and my wife now be- 
ing big with child my will is yt if yt child be born, a living child yt my eldest son 
Nathll shall pay to it ten pound ye one half in money & ye other half in Merchantable 
pay when it comes to ye age of one & twenty years if a son & if a daughter at ye age 
of eighteen years, and I do hereby utterly disallow revoke & disannuU all & every 
other former testaments wills legacies bequests and Execrs by me in any wayes 
before this time named willed bequeathed ratifying & confining this & no other to 
be my last will & testament in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & 
seal ye day Sz year above written. 

his , .^^ — ■ 

Nathl 4- Bachilder -j seal [ 
mark ' ^ — . — - ' 

Signd seald Published Pronounced 
& declared by ye sa Nathl 
Bachilder as my last will 
& testament in preseice of 
us subscrber 

Joseph Tilton 
Peter Sanborn 
Wadleigh Cram 
My Will & meaning is yt my eldest son Nathll shall pay to my now wife ten 
pounds yearly & every year after he comes to ye age of 21 years so as to take ye 
estate into his hands other wise my wife to have one third of my estate during her 
life & this I do allow to be part of my w. other will & testament as witness my hand 
& seal this ist day of October 1723. 

Nathl + Bachilder - , — ->— . , 

mark -] seal i 

Signd seald & delivered in 
Presence of us as witness 
Joseph Tilton 
Peter Sanborn 
Wadley Cram 
99. i. SAMUEL,, b. Jan. 25. 1720; m. Mercy Tuck. 
100. ii. JOSHUA, b. Sept. 2. 1722 (Chester). 

loi. iii. THOMAS, b. Feb. 21. 1724 (posthumous); m. Joanna ; res. 

E. Kingston. N. H. Ch. : Elizabeth, b. Aug. 31. 1753; Thomas, b. 
Feb. 10, 17S5; d. Feb. 13. 1756; Joanna, b. Nov. 2. 1756. 
102. iv. NATHANIEL, b. July 6. 1719; m. Margaret Tilton. 

33. DEA. JOSIAH BATCHELDER (Nathaniel. Nathaniel. Nathaniel. 
Stephen), b. Hampton (that part now North Hampton), N. H., July i, 1695; 
m. 1722, Sarah Page, of No. Hampton, dau. of Francis; b. Oct. iS, i6g8; d. May, 
1 781. He settled on the homestead at Hampton Falls and later moved to Chichester. 
Her grandfather was Dea. Francis Page, who had m. Meribah Smith. He was son 
of Dea. Robert Page and Lucy and grandson of Robert and Margaret of Armsby, 
Norfolk Co., England. May 20, 1727. the charter of Chichester was granted to 
sundry persons, partly, at least, of Hampton, whose names do not now appear. 
The conditions were that the proprietors, within three years, build sixty houses, 
clear three acres of ground, settle families there and pay the town charges. A 
meeting house was to be built within four years, and some minor stipulations were 
made. Some time after the three years had expired, on May 5. 1731, Joseph Towle, 
Thomas Marston, and more than ninety others, inhabitants of Hampton, petitioned 


the legislature for a grant of waste land for a township, somewhere in the province, 
suggesting that Chichester had been originally intended for Hampton, but that its 
charter had been forfeited by a neglect to comply with its provisions; and that, on 
account of the loss of that township they were now entitled to favor. The pro- 
prietors stated that, having met with more trouble and greater difficulty in running 
boundaries and clearing the way to said township than they had anticipated, they 
had not been able fully to comply with the conditions of the charter, and asked for 
more time, and one year was granted. He d. Oct. g, 1759; res. Hampton, Hampton 
Falls and Chichester, N. H. 

103. i. JOSIAH, b. Nov. 29, 1725; d. August, 1748. He enlisted to go into 

the army with Sir William Pepperell to invade the Island of Cape 
Breton. His mother objected, therefore he remained at home and 
died in about a year, aged 23. 

104. ii. ELISHA, b. Feb. 10, 1727; m. Theodate Smith. 

105. iii. SARAH, b. April 26, 1728; m. Dec. 27, 1749, Stephen Healey; b. 

Nov. 2, 1727; son of Nathaniel; she d. Sept. 13, 1821. They res. 

at Hampton Falls, N. H. Ch. : i. Levi; m. Robinson, of 

Exeter, N. H. ; m. 2d, Dodge, of Hampton Falls, N. H. 2. 

Dau. ; d. young. 3. Dau. ; m. Major Joseph Dow, of Kensington, 
N. H. 4. Sarah, b. Feb. 15, 1757; m. Nov. 12, 1782, Benjamin 
Brown, of Kensington; b. Oct. 4, 1752; d. March 6, 1826: she d. 
May ir, 1814. 5. Anna; m. Samuel Prescott; b. April 30, 1765; 
res. Gilmanton, N. H. ; she d. 1841; he d. Nov. 8, 1836. 

106. iv. NATHANIEL, b. Oct. 28, 1730; m. Mary Perkins. 

107. V. REUBEN, b. July 30, 1733; m. Miriam Fifield. 

108. vi. DAVID, b. June 13, 1736; m. Elizabeth Sweet and Mary Emery. 

34. JETHRO BACHILOR (Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel. Stephen), 
b. Hampton, N. H., Jan. 2, 1698; m. May 15, 1721, Dorothy Sanborn; b. Oct. 

27, 1698, dau. of Dea. Benjamin and Sarah . After his death she m. Oct. 

13. 1736, Abraham Moulton; she d. Sept. 11, 1757. The administration of his estate 
was granted to his widow Dorothy June 5, 1723, he dying intestate. [Probate 
Records at Exeter, N. H.] He d. May, 1723; res. Hampton Falls and Exeter, N. H. 

109. i. ABRAHAM, b. Sept. 4, 1721; m. . 

no. ii. JETHRO, b. in 1723; m. Abigail . 

36. DEA. NATHAN BATCHELDER (Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel. 
Stephen), b. July 2, 1700, Hampton Falls; m. Hampton Falls, N. H., Feb. 25, 
1724, Mary Tilton, dau. of Capt. Joseph. East Kingston was incorporated 
in the year 1738, taken from the town of Kingstown. His will is dated Nov. 15, 
1755 and mentions his son Nathan not then twenty-one. He d. March 17, 1755 ; res. 
Hampton Falls and East Kingston, N. H. 

NATHANIEL, b. June 4, 1726; m. Susanna Gale. 

ELIZABETH, b. May. 3, 1728. 

ANNA, b. July 29, 1731. 

MARY. b. May 26, 1733. 

JOSEPH, b. Oct. 20, 1738; d. Dec. 15, 1738. 

MOLLY, b. July 3, 1740. 
vii. NATHAN, b. May 31, 1743; m. Mary Greeley. 

viii. SARAH, b. Jan. 20, 1748. She d. Jan. 1, 1786; m. Aug. 27, 1765, 
Col. Obediah Clement; b. Kingston, N. H., Feb. 19, 1743. Ch. : i. 
Anna, b. April 19, 1767. 2. Job, Dec. 13, 1768. 3. Mehitable, 
Feb. 27. 1771. 4. Daniel. March 7, 1773. 5. Obadiah, Feb. 28. 
1775; d. March 25, 1775. 6. Obadiah, Feb. 10, 1776. 7. Batchelder, 
Feb. 15, 1782; d. Jan. 24, 1786. 8. Moss H., Feb. 12, 1784. 

37. CAPT. PHINEHAS BACHELDER (Nathaniel. Nathaniel, Nathaniel, 
Stephen), b. Nov. 11, 1702, Kingston, N. H. ; m. Elizabeth Oilman; was 
b. March 22, 1709; she d. May 27, 1773. Was a farmer, prominent citizen and cap- 
tain in the Colony militia. He d. Jan. 16, 1793; res. East Kingston, N. H. 

119. i. STEPHEN, b. April 21. 1727; d. Aug. 16, 1794. 

120. ii. MARY, b. April 13, 1729. 

121. iii. JOHN, b. Feb. 28. 1731; m. Mrs. Mercy Bachelder. 

122. iv. DANIEL, b. Oct. 26, 1733; d. Jan. 11. 1734. 

123. V. ELIZABETH, b. Nov. 27, 1734; d. Feb. 4, 1735. 

124. vi. DANIEL, b. Jan. 6, 1737; d. Feb. 28, 1755. 

















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vii. ELIZABETH, b. Dec. 20, 1739; d. Nov. 5, 1746. 

viii. NATHANIEL GILLMAN, b. Dec. 20, 1741 ; m. Dorothy Currier 
and Sarah Davis. 

DOLLY, b. Dec. 20, 1742; d. Oct. 9, 1743. 

DOLLY, b. Dec. 14. 1744; d. Nov. 8, 1746. 

HANNAH, b Oct. 8, 1746. 

ELIZABETH, b. Sept. 5. 1736; d. Dec. 5, 1736. 

38. DEA. EBENEZER BATCHELDOR (Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, 

Stephen), b. Dec. 10, 1710; m. Dorothy . He was born in Hampton, but 

early moved to East Kingston. There he was a prominent citizen, deacon of the 
church, and in 1774 was representative to the General Court, Colony of New Hamp- 
shire. He d. 1784; res. East Kingston, N. H. 

131. i. NATHAN, b. Oct. 23, 1734; m. Margaret Bean. 

132. ii. RICHARD, b. Oct. 5, 1736; m. and res. in Loudon, N. H. At the 

time of his settlement it was the Province of Canterbury, N. H. 

133. iii. WILLIAM, b. Nov. 2, 1738. 

134. iv. NATHANIEL, b. Feb. 21, 1740; m. ■ . 

135. V. BETTY, b. Aug. 2, 1744. 

136. vi. DOROTHY, b. May 23, 1753. 

137. vii. EBENEZER. b. Feb. 6, 1746, 

138. viii. JOSIAH, b. Dec. 25, 1749; m. Sarah Blake. 

139. ix. JOANNA, b. Oct. 7, 1760. 

140. x. ANN, b. Jan. 13, 1758, 

40. JOSEPH BATCHELDER (Benjamin, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Stephen,) b. 
Nov. 16, 1699; m. Feb. 7, 1723, Mary Goss. The humble petition of sundry of the 
Inhabitants of sd Province Humbly sheweth That yr Petitioners have associated 
themselves together to settle a certain tract of waiste land containing Eight miles 
square, laying in the Province of New Hampshire aforesd, and adjoining on the 
East to Kingston and Exeter, and on the South to Haverhill, and on the West and 
North to ye woods. Nathll Batchelder, Jr., Joseph Batchelder, Joseph Batchelder, 
Jr., Nathll Batchelder, Senr. Res. Hampton Falls, N. H. 

141. i. JOSEPH, b. Sept. 15, 1723; d. young. 

142. ii. BENJAMIN, b. Sept. 15, 1724. 

143. iii. RICHARD, b. Oct. 4, 1726. 

144. iv. MARY, b. March 12, 1729. 

145. V. HANNAH, b. Nov. 7, 1732. 

146. vi. MERIBAH, b. Dec. 7, 1733. 

147. vii. JOSEPH, b. Feb. 29, 1740. 

41. JOSIAH BATCHELDER (Benjam, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Stephen), b. 
Oct. 28, 1700; m. Feb. 8. 1728, Abigail Lamphrey, dau. of Benjamin and Jane 
(Batchelder); b. May 3, 1705. Res. Hampton and Kingston. N. H. 

148. i. JOSIAH, b. 1730; m. Oct. 13. 1751, Comfort Dow; res. Kensington. 

N. H. Ch. : I. Ephraim. b. April 5, 1752. 2. Simon, b. Oct. 17. 
1753. 3. Betty, b. Nov. 30. 1755. 4. Josiah. b. April 16. 1758. 

44. PAGE BACHELDER (Benjamin. Nathaniel. Nathaniel. Stephen), bap. 
July 20. 1707; m. March 24, 1744. Elizabeth Hill. The first record of him on the 
Chester records is in 1730, when he was granted land. Page Bachelder was a son 
of Benjamin B. and Susanna Page, and was baptized July 20, 1707. In 1731, when 
the road by Asa Wilson's was laid out in Chester he owned H. — No. 104, and prob- 
abl)^ lived near school house No. 4, in Chester, and about that time had a mortgage 
of James Basford's place. He afterwards settled on Add. No. 55, afterwards 
owned by Capt. Edward Preston, W. H. and W. P. LTnderhill. He m. Elizabeth 
Hill (perhaps a second wife). [Hist. Chester.] He d. 1756; res. Chester, N. H. 

I48X. i. ISAIAH, b. about 1750; m. . 

i48>^. ii. ABIGAIL, b. 

USIi'. iii. ELIZABETH, b. . 

148 J4:. iv. MARY, b. . 

148%. V. SUSANNAH, b. . 

45. LIEUT. BENJAMIN BACHELDER (Benjamin, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, 
Stephen), bap. June, 1708; m. Hampton Falls, N. H., Sept. 18, 1729, Rebecca Pres- 
cott, dau. of John; b. Aug. 10, 1704; d. Hampton Falls, Oct. 20, 1732; m. 2d, about 
1 742, Mrs. Elizabeth (Ambrose) Underhill. Lieut. Benjamin Bachelder was one of 


the first selectmen in the new town of Candia, N. H., in 1763. This was originally 
a part of Chester and was called originally Charming Fare. At an adjournment of 
the meeting, April 4, 1745, in Chester, it was "Voted, that the Committee's Return 
that was Chosen to Divide the town into parts. In order to accomodate School house, 
be Excepted. 

"The Persons under named Decents against the foregoing Vote, . . . John 
Robie, Samll Bartlet, Jonathan Blunt, Jonathan Moulton, Robert Runells, Enoch 
Colby, David Crage, Isaac Foss, Page Bachelder, Benjamin Bachelder, Samll 
Powell, Francis Towl, Ebenezer Dearborn, Junr., Benjamin Hills." 

Benjamin Bachelder, was a brother of Page ; baptized June, 1708, and live on H. 
L. No. 13S, on Chester street, about where the house owned by Mr. Sargent stands. 
He m. for a second wife Elizabeth Ambrose, the widow of Samson Underbill. He 
also owned the land opposite where Mr. White lived, which was sold by his admin- 
istrator to Dr. Thomas Sargent in 17S2. Hannah, the wife of Dr. Sargent, bought 
the homestead in 1785. There have since lived there, Dea. John "Webster, John 
Kimball, the teacher of singing, and James French. [Hist. Chester.] 

In 1757 New Hampshire furnished a regiment of 500 men for the Crown Point 
expedition. Benjamin Bachelder enlisted from Chester. In 1777 he was sergeant 
in the company of Capt. Joseph Dearborn's in Col. Moses Nichols' regiment, 
which marched to Rhode Island. 

He resided on Chester street ; his second wife was the widow of Sampson Un- 
derhill. He d. about 17S2, and that year the administrator of his estate disposed of 
the homestead to Hannah, wife of Dr. Sargent, in 1785. 

In 1754, in seating the meeting house in Chester, N. H. , Benjamin Bachelder 
was given the sixth seat. He d. 1782; res. Chester and Candia, N. H. 

149. i. JOHN, b. June i, 1730. 

150. ii. BENJAMIN, b. Aug. 20, 1732. 

47. FRANCIS BATCHELDER (Benjamin, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Stephen), b. 
Dec. 24, 1 710; m. Hampton Falls, N. H., Jan. 20, 1732, Mary Blate, dau. of Moses. 
He was an innkeeper. He d. in Kingston, N. H. ; res. Hampton Falls, N. H. 

151. i. ANNA, b. Jan. 26, 1733. 

152. ii. ENOCH, b. June 10, 1735. 

49. THEOPHILUS BATCHELDER (Benjamin, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Ste- 
phen), b. 1715; m. Maria Blake, dau. of Moses, of Hampton; b. 1718. He was a 
cooper by trade and resided on the farm now owned by Hon. Warren Brown, near 
the house of Miss Sarah Marston, where Emory Batchelder family resided. Res . 
Hampton and Kensington, N. H. 

153. i. THEOPHILUS, b. 1742; m. Ann Sleeper. 

154. ii. TIMOTHY, b. 1744; m. Mary C. . 

I54X- iii- HEZEKIAH, b. ; went to Georgetown, Me. 

I54><. iv. LYDIA, b. . 

iSVA- V. SUSANNAH, b. . 

15434. vi. ABIGAIL, b. . 

154%. vii. MARIAM, b. . 

51. JOHN BATCHELDER (Stephen, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Stephen), b. Aug. 
24, 1699, Hampton, N. H. ; m. March 18, 1725, Elizabeth Moulton, dau. of Josiah; 
b. Sept. ID, 1699. He settled near Little Boar's Head in 1739. He d. April 18, 
1770; res. Hampton, N. H., near Little Boar's Head. 

155. i. NATHANIEL, b. May 26, 1726; m. Abigail Philbrick. "" 

156. ii. MARY, b. Aug. 25, 1727; m. June 29, 1749, William Marston, Jr.; 

he was b. Feb., 1722; res. Hampton and Orford, N. H. Ch. : 
I. Jacob, May 8, 1750. 2. William, b. June 6, 1752. 3. Huldah, 
b. June 22, 1754. 4. John, b. Oct. 18, 1756. 5. Deborah, b. Feb. 
4, 1759; d. Nov. 12, 1759. 6. Peter, b. Oct. 17, 1760. 7. Mary, b. 
Dec. 16, 1762. 8. Deborah, b. Dec. 16, 1762. 9. Sarah, bap. Jan. 
27, 1765. 

157. iii. JOHN, b. Nov. 9, 1729; m. Apphia Philbrick. 

158. iv. ELIZABETH, b. June 29, 1731; d. Oct. 18, 1738. 

159. V. JAMES, b. May 5, 1733; m. Mehitable Dalton. 

160. vi. HULDAH, b. Jan. 21, 1735; d. Nov. 2, 1738. 

161. vii. PETER, b. June 28, 1737; m. Hannah Moulton. 

162. viii. INCREASE, b. May 6, 1739; m. . 


163. ix. BETTY, b. Sept. i, 1742; m.Oct. 10, 1766, Jonathan Tuck; d. April 

3,1772. He was son of Dea. Jonathan, inherited one-half the paternal 
homestead and occupied the south part of the house. He also re- 
ceived other property, including the grist mill from his father's 
estate. His first wife d. before 1772, for he then m. Huldah Moulton. 
Ch. : I. Betty, b. April 8, 1768; m. Simeon Leavitt and John 
Parker, of Exeter. 2. Four ch. by second wife. 

164. X. 'JOSIAH, b. March 7, 1745; m. Abigail Cotton. 

52. STEPHEN BATCHELDER (Stephen, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Stephen). 
b. July 19, 1701, in Hampton, N. H. ; m. Aug. i, 1721, Jane Lamprey, dau. of 
Benjamin; b. 1699. They res. where Dea. French res. in North Hampton. There 
are three graves still undisturbed in an orchard on the estat*^, which is supposed 
to be of Batchelders ot this or the next generation. Res. North Hampton, N. H. 

165. 1. STEPHEN, b. Dec. 11, 1721; m. ist, Elizabeth Tucker; 2d, Fanny 


166. ii. MARY, b. Aug., 1725; m. March 28, 1745, Reuben Marston, son of 

Reuben. He was b. Oct. 2, 1722; res. Nottingham or Meredith. 

167. iii. DEBORAH, b. Aug. 6, 1728; m. Dea. Benjamin Hobbs, son of 

James; b. April 18, 1728; d. April 22, 1804. He m. 2d, 1757, Eliza- 
beth Fogg; res. on homestead at Hampton, and by second wife 
had eleven ch. 

168. iv. RUTH, b. June 5, 1730; m. April 25, 1754, Ephraim Marston, son of 

Capt. Ephraim; b. Jan. 5, 1727; d. Aug. 26, 1810. He was called 
"Col. Ephraim." Ch. by Hampton: i. Abigail, b. Dec. 2, 1755; 
m. John Batchelder, son "of Benj. (see): she d. Oct. 20, 1837. 2. 
Sarah, b. June 6, 1757; d. unm. May 2, 1797. 3. Ruth, b. 
Feb. 14, 1761; m. Ezra Johnson. She d. Nov. 11, 1847; their 
dau. Anna, b. Jan. 4, 1783, m. Samuel Lamprey; b. April 18, 1779; 
d. Aug. 3, 1820; their dau. Ruth, b. Jan. 16, 1820; d. April 12, 
1885; m. Cornelius Cadle; b. March 11, 1809; d. Nov. 11, 1886; 
their son (i) Henry, b. Dec. 25, 1851; unm.; res. Bethany, Mo.; 
dau. (2) Abbie A., b. June 6, 1857; m. May 29, 1879, Frank W. 
Malvin; res. Clinton, la. 4. Ephraim, b. March 22, 1763; m. Han- 
nah Robie and Patty Robie. 5. Jane, b. Dec. 20, 1765; d. unm.. 
Oct. 13, 1 8 10. 6. Stephen, b. April 29, 1768; d. unm. Nov. 23, 
1818. 7. Molly, b. April 10, 1770; d. Oct. 13, 1770. 8. Thomas, 
bap. Sept. 4, 1774; m. Merrill. 

169. v. NATHANIEL, b. June 9, 1732; m. Mary Longfellow. 

170. vi. BENJAMIN, bap. Nov. 17, 1734. 

171. vii. DAVID, bap. Nov. 7, 1736; d. May 11, 1740 

172. viii. JANE, bap. Sept. 3, 1738. 

56. SIMON BATCHELDER (Stephen, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Stephen), b. 

Hampton, N. H., July 9, 1708; m. Sarah ; b. 1705; d. Aug. 5, 1771. He d. 

Nov. 19, 1780; res. Kensington, N. H. 

173. i. ELIZABETH, bap. 1739; d. Dec. 28, 1746. 

174. ii. DAVID, bap. May 27, 1744; m. Sarah Prescott and Anna Page. 

175. iii. SIMON, b. ; d. July 10, 1753. 

57. JEREMIAH BACHELDER (Stephen, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Stephen), b. 
Hampton, N. H., Feb. 28, 1712; m. March i, 1739, Theodate Hobbs; b. 1710; d. 
April 8, 1792. He d. Dec. 20, 1764; res. Kensington, N. H. 

176. i. JEREMIAH, b. Sept. 19, 1740; m. Sarah Page. 

177. ii. THEODATE, b. July 19, 1743; m. Dec. 17, 1761, Dea. Benjamin 

Sanborn; b. Dec. 26, 1739, son of Peter, Esq., and Mary Sanborn; 
d. Nov. 18, 1824. She d. Jan. 5, 1828; res. Deerfield, N. H. Ch. : 
I. Mary, b. Jan. 25, 1763; m. Stephen Wells; she d. Sept. 5, 1827, 
in Loudon, N. H. 2. Dolly, b. Nov. 10, 1766; m. Ezra Buel, of 
Enfield. 3. Huldah, b. Jan. 22, 1769; m. Rev. William Bachel- 
der, of Haverhill, Mass. ; she d. May 25, 1847. 4. Stephen, b. 
Aug. 26, 1771; m. Sally Sanborn, of Enfield. 5. Benjamin, b. 
Feb. 23, 1774; m. Feb. 16, 1814, Sally Fellows; b. Oct. 13, 1789; 
she d. Sept. 26, 1881; he d. Dec. 4, 1853; was captain; res. Deer- 
field, N. H. 6. Louis, b. May 27, 1776; d. unm. May, 1847. 7. 
Judith, b. June 29, 1778; m. Pettingill; res. Enfield. 8. 


Elizabeth, b. March 3, 1782; d. Feb. 17, 1807. 9. Hannah, b. 
Nov. 24. 1785; ni. Gihnan Greely; she d. Oct. 8, 1814, he d. 1815. 

10. Sally, b. Sept. 3, 1788; m. Colby; res. Madison, Me. 

17S. iii. HULDAH, b. Nov. 27, 1746; m. June 5, 1770, John Kimball (John, 

Caleb, Richard. Richard), b. Exeter, N. H., Nov. 20, 1742; d. 
Wakefield, N. H., 1807. She d. 1787-8, and he m. 2d, 1789, Mrs. 
Mary Barker Weeks. His will was made Oct., 1807. In it he 
says his son Stephen resides with his uncle, Jeremiah Batchelder, 
and expects to be his heir, but in case he is not then he is to 
share the same as the children. He was selectman in Wakefield 
in 1776. Ch. : i. Jeremiah, b. Nov. 21, 1771; d. young. 2. Hul- 
dah, b. March 23, 1773; m. June 9, 1793, Christopher Skinner. 3. 
Sarah, b. Jan. 29, 1776; m. Sept. 16, 1810. John Garland. 4. John, 
b. Nov. 22, 1778; d. Dec, 1849. 5. Molly, b. Feb. 25, 17S0; d. 
Mar. 14, 1780. 6. Olley, b. Oct. 5, 1782; d. Jan. 18. 1784. 7. 
Stephen, b. March 4, 1784. 8. Jesse, b. Nov. 13, 1787; killed 
by tree falling upon him. Two other children by second wife. 

179. iv. MARY, b. Nov. 25. 1749. 

180. V. STEPHEN, b. Aug. 29, 1751; d. Jan. 4, 1769. 

58. SAMUEL BACHILER (Samuel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Stephen), b. 
Aug. I, 1713, Hampton, N. H. ; m. Nov. 23, 1738, Sarah Drake, dau. of Abraham; 
b. April 8, 1720. Her brother was Simon Drake, grandfather of Samuel E. Drake, 
the well known antiquary and historian of Boston. He d. March, 1797; res. North- 
wood, N. H. 

181. i. ABRAHAM, b. Aug. 28, 1739; d. Aug. 18, 1742. 

182. ii. JOHN, b. Sept. 7, 1741; m. Sarah Murray. 

183. lii. INCREASE, b. Dec. 28, 1743; m. Anna Taylor. 

184. iv. JOSIAH, b. Feb. 25, 1746; m. Murray. 

185. V. SARAH, b. Nov. i, 1747; d. young. 

186. vi. ABRAHAM, b. Aug. 13, 1750; m. Abigail Buzzell and Hannah 


187. vii. SAMUEL, b. May 24, 1753; d. young. 

188. viii. NATHANIEL, b. June 30, 1755; d. March 12, 1S03. 

189. ix. SAMUEL, b. Aug. 30, 1757; m. Nancy Low. 

190. X. SARAH, b. Jan. 9, 1760; m. Leighton, of Barrington, N. H. 

60. HENRY BATCHELDER (Samuel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Stephen), b. 
Oct. 30, 1709, Hampton, N. H. ; m. Sept. 27, 1733, Mary Marston, prob. dau. of 
John; b. Sept. 7, 1710. He resided for some time on the old homestead, but later 
removed to Northwood; res. Northwood, N. H., where he died. 

191. i. DAVIS, bap. Sept. i, 1734; m. ist, Mary Taylor; m. 2d, Ruth 

Palmer, of No. Hampton; 3d, Widow Marston. 

192. ii. MARY, bap. May 9, 1735; m. Moses Godfrey, son of John; b. Oct. 

11, 1719. 

193. iii. HENRY, bap. Nov. 19. 1738. 

194. iv. SAMUEL, bap. Aug. 23, 1741; m. Elizabeth Taylor. 

195. V. ELIZABETH, bap. July 8, 1744. 

196. vi. PATIENCE, m. July 21, 1783, Isaac Godfrey. She d. Sept. 26, 

1807; he was son of Jonathan and was b. Jan. 18, 1760; d. Nov. 
18, 1796; res. Hampton, N. H. Ch. : i. Simon, b. Aug. i, 1784; 
d. unm. April 2, 1852. 2. Abigail, bap. June 22, 1788; d. unm. 
Aug. 26, 1809. 3. Henry, bap. July 8, 1792. 

67. CAPT. CARTER BATCHELDER (Samuel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Ste- 
phen), b. Oct. 31, 1726, Hampton, N. H. ; m. Jan. 22, 1756, Huldah Moulton, dau. 
of William; b. June 13, 1732; d. April 7, 1773; m. 2d, Sept. 27, 1778, Hannah Lane, 
dau. of Thomas; b. Aug. i, 1742; d. April 21, 1810. He was a sea captain and died 
at sea. He d. July 16, 1806; res. New Hampton and Sanbornton, N. H. 

197. i. NATHAN, b. Oct. 9, 1757; did he d. young? bap. 1781. 

198. ii. HULDAH, b. Ma}^ 10, 1759; m. Oct. 20, 1777, Jonathan Garland, 

son of Jonathan. He was bap. Sept. 22, 1754; res. Hampton and 
Pittsfield, N. H. i. A son Nathan m. Feb. 10, 1806, Julia M. 
Moulton; res. Hampton. 

199. iii. SAMUEL, b. March 21, 1761; d. at sea, July 7, 1786. 

200. iv. WILLIAM, b. Sept. 7, 1764; m. Mary Burley, of Stratham. 


20I. V. DOROTHY, b. March 19, 1766; d. March 8, 1776. 
202.. vi. LUCY, b. July 7, 1769. 

203. vii. HANNAH, b. June 28, 1772; m. Jan. 24, 1799, John Page, of An- 

dover; res. Sanbornton. She d. Sept. 6., 1863. He was b. June 
10, 1773, son Goshum, d. June 9, 1852. Ch. b. s. : i. James, b. 
Jan. 15, 1800; m. Etmar Greenleaf ; res. Oxford and Haverhill, 
N. H. ; d. with their son in Norwich, Conn. 2. Nancy, b. Oct. 11, 
1802; m. Isaac V. Greenleaf. of Groton. 3. Calvin, b. Jan. i, 
1806; m. Lucy Coleman and Abigail S. Coleman; res. S. 4. John, 
b. Oct. 29, 1808; unm. ; res. Tilton. 5. Hannah, b. Oct. 2, 1814; 
unm. ; res. S. 6. Wm. B., b. July 14, 1818; d. July 22, 1820. 
Settled in Sanoornton; d. Sept. 6, 1763. He was born in An- 
dover, moved to Washington, Vt., and located in Sanbornton in 
1806. His father's name was Goshum. He was a carpenter and 
cooper, as well as farmer, and d. in S. June 9, 1852; she d. Sept. 
6, 1863. Ch. : I. James, b. Jan. 15, iSoo; m. Elmar Greenleaf; 
she d. in Norwich, Conn. 2. Nancy, b. Oct. 11, 1802; m. Isaac 
P. Greenleaf. of Groton. 3. Calvin, b. Jan. i, 1806; m. Lucy 
Coleman and Abigail S. Coleman. 4. John, b. Oct. 29, 1808; 
unm.; res. Tilton. 5. Hannah, b. Oct. 2, 1814; res. was at S. 

6. Wm. B., b. July 14, 1818; d. July 22, 1820. 

204. viii. DANIEL, b. Aug. i, 1779; d. May i, 1782. 

205. ix. NATHAN, bap. June 10, 1781; d.'Aug. 8, 1786. 

69. NATHANIEL BATCHELDER (Samuel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Ste- 
phen), b. March 2, 1731, Hampton, N. H. ; m. Dec. 14, 175S, Ruth Sanborn, dau. of 
Capt. Jeremiah; b. May 2, 1744; d. May 6, 1S16. He d. Feb. 22, 1802; res. Hamp- 
ton, N. H. 

206. i. ELIZABETH, bap, Aug. 10; d. Aug. 12, 1759. 

207. ii. BETSEY, b. April 10, 1761; m. May 31, 1781, Esq. James Leavitt, 

Jr.; d. March, 1841. He was b. June 22, 1760; d. Aug. 23, 1839. 
They res. first at Bride Hill, Hamptos, but later removed to the 
house formerly owned by Gen. Jonathan Moulton, where he kept 
tavern and post office for many years. Ch. : i. Sarah, b. June 7, 
1782; m. Samuel Batchelder, son of Samuel; she d. Nov. 12, 1835. 

2. Ruth, b. July 8, 1784; m. Samuel Deaborn. 3. Betty, b. 
Sept. 26, 1785; m. Oliver Towle. 4. James, b. June 22, 1787; d. 
June, 1797. 5. Mitty, b. April 17, 1789; d. Sept. 22, 1800. 6. 
Shabael, b. Jan. i, 1791; drowned near Portsmouth, June 22, 1814. 

7. Lydia, b. Aug. 10, 1792; m. Capt. Simon Towle. 8. Ann Brack- 
ett, b. Dec. 22, 1793; d. unm. June 17, 1822. 9. Mary, b. June 12, 
1795; m. Jonathan Deaborn and Wm. Brian. 10. Susan, b. Jan. 28, 
1797; m. Josiah Page. 11. Abigail, b. Oct. 17, 1798; d. Oct. 21, 
1798. 12. Miriam, b. Oct. 16, 1799; ™- Dea. Jesse Knowles. 13. 
Matilda, b. Sept. 3, 1801; m. Prof. Roswell Harris; res. Brattle- 
boro, Vt. ; 3 sons, all Revs. 14. Lavina, b. March 20, 1804; m. 
Moses Coffin and Dea. Silas Gould, of Exeter. 

208. iii. NATHANIEL, b. Nov. 7, 1763; m. Eunice Colby. 

209. iv. LEVI, b. Aug. 14. 1765; m. Deborah Ward. 

210. v. LYDIA DEARBORN, b. March 8, 1767; m. David Johnson. They 

res. in Hampton, N. H., and East Parsonfield, Me. He was bap. 
Oct. 4, 1767. Ch. : I. Sally, b. Dec. 6, 1791; m. Simon Frost, of 
Parsonfield. 2. Ruth, b. Nov. 13, 1702; m. Thomas Dearborn. 

3. James, b. Sept, 19, 1794; m. Betsey Dearborn. 4. Jonathan, b. 
May 16, 1796; m. Mehitable Dearborn. 5. David. 6. Nathaniel. 
7. John. 8. Edmund. 9. Lydia; m. John Goddard, of Portland, 

211. vi. RUTH, b. Jan. 13, 1769; m. June 6. 1790, Jeremiah Dearborn; b. 

Jan. 8, 1768; son of Capt. John. He was b. Jan. 8, 176S; d. Jan. 
2=;, 1851, in Parsonfield, Me. ; married two sisters and had eleven ch. 

212. vii. SANBORN, b. Feb. 25, 1771; m. Marv Elkins. 

213. viii. MOLLY, b. July 7, 1775; m. Dea. Samuel Garland; d. Nov. 18, 

1833. He was son of Dea. Jonathan, and was b. Nov. 28, 1771; d. 
March 5, 1855; res. Parsonfield, Me. i. David, b. Aug. 23, 1794; 
m., 1821, Catherine M. Parsons; res. AVinslow, Me. 2. Jonathan, 


b. May 15, 1796; res. Winslow. 3. Abigail, b. May 14, 1797; m. 
Rev. H. A. Merrill, of Conway, N. H. ; res. Granville, O. 4. 
Edmund, b. Feb. 15, 1799; gr. Dartmouth Coll., 1828; Andover 
Theo. Sem. ; res. Granville, O. ; was a clergyman. 5. Thomas, b. 
Nov. 15, 1800; m. Elizabeth Drummond ; res. Winslow, Me. 6. 
Clarissa, b. Aug. i, 1802; m. Rev. Olds, of Granville, O. 7. 
John, b. Jan. 10, 1805; m. Mary E. Marston ; res. Newfield, Me.; 
4 ch. 8. Mary A., b. March 6, 1808; d. unm. Granville, O., 1868. 
g. Joseph, b. Aug. 12, 1811; gr. Bowdoin College, 1841, and Ban- 
gor Theo. Seminary in 1844; was clergyman; res. Hampton, N. 
H. 10. Dorothy, b. June 15, 1813; m. Thomas Ward; res. 
-^'214. ix. EDMUND PHILBRICK. b. Nov. 6, 1776; d. March i, 1812. 

215. X. JOSEPH, b. Dec. 11, 1777; d. unm. Jan. ir, 1802. 

216. xi. "NANCY, bap. Oct. 26, 1783; m. Jeremiah Dearborn, son of John. 

He was b. Jan. 8, 1768; d. Jan. 25, 1851, in Parsonfield, Me. ; mar- 
.ried two sister and had eleven ch. 

217. xii. ABIGAIL, bap. May 28, 1787; d. unm. Oct. 27, 1861. 

218. xiii. JEREMIAH S., bap. July i, 1787; m. Sally Fletcher and Abigail 


70. JONATHAN BATCHELDER (Jonathan, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Stephen), 
b. Nov. 3, 1709, Hampton, N. H. ; m. Feb. is, 1733, Elizabeth Rowell. Res. 
Hampton Falls, N. H. 

219. i. WILLIAM, b. Dec. 22, 1733. 

73. CAPT. NATHANIEL BATCHELDER (Thomas, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, 
Stephen), b. May 10, 1722, Hampton, N. H. ; m. Nov. 29, 1743, Hannah Butler, of 
Hampton, Falls, N. H. He moved to Sandown about 1756. He d. Oct. 11, 1784; 
res. Hampton and Sandown, N. H. 

220. i. MARY, b. June 22, 1743. 

221. ii. REUBEN, b. Nov. 14, 1744; m. — . 

222. iii. NATHAN, bap. March 29, 1747; m. Taylor and Mrs. Bryant. 

223. iv. SARAH, b. June 20, 1747. 

224. V. ABIGAIL, bap. Feb. 19, 1749; d. young. 

225. vi. RACHEL, b. Jan. 22, 1750; d. in infancy. 

226. vii. JOSEPH, b. Dec. 28, 1750; m. Sarah . 

227. viii. MEHITABLE, b. 1753; d. 1755; d. young. 

228. ix. NATHANIEL, b. Oct. it, 1755; m. Elizabeth Taylor. 

229. X. MEHITABLE, b. Nov. 13, 1758. 

230. xi. ABIGAIL, b. Jan. 22, 1762. 

231. xii. JONATHAN MOULTON. b. May 26, 1766; m. Judith Boutwell. 

76. BENJAMIN BATCHELDER (Thomas, Nathaniel,- Nathaniel, Stephen), 
b. May 31, 1726, Hampton, N. H. ; m. Dec. 28, 1749, Mary Dow. dau. of Dea. Sam- 
uel; b. Sept. 12, 1724; d. Oct. 16. 1819. He was a blacksmith by trade and left his 
business at his death to his son John. He d. March g, 1792 ; res. Hampton, N. H. 
JOHN. b. Jan. 23, 1751; m. Abigail Marston. 
COMFORT, b. Nov. 8. 1756; m. Joseph Kenniston. 
MARY. b. Jan. 26, 1760; m. David Moulton at New Market. 
BENJAMIN, b. Jan. 26. 1760; m. Mary Brown. 

SARAH, b. Oct. II, 1763; m. ist, Daniel Marston; 2d, Nathaniel 
Johnson; d. Oct. 15, 1840. Marston was b. 1758; d. March 29, 
1799, son of Capt. Jeremiah; res. on the old homestead. His 
death was occasioned by falling from his horse ; he was riding in 
the path to the "Twelve Shares." She m. Johnson April 6, 1800; 
he was b. Nov. 13, 1749; d. May 17, 1826. Ch. : i. Elizabeth 
(Marston), b. March 24, 1791; m John Redman. 2. Jeremiah, b. 
Sept. 8, 1794; m. Abigail Knowles. 3. Thomas, b. March 6, 1797; 
m. Nancy Towle. 4. Sally (Johnson), b. June 16, 1804; m. Daniel 
237, vi. HANNAH, b. July 15. 1766; m. Jan. iS, 1789. John Sanborn, of New 
Market and Parsonfield. He was b. March 20. 1763, son of Dea. 
John, of New ]\Iarket, Exeter and Gilmanton, N. H ; she d. Dec. 
30, 1814, and he m. 2d, Mrs. Mary Burbank. of Ossipee, N. H. ; 
shed. Oct. 21, 1825; res. Parsonfield, Me. Ch. : i. Polly, b. July 












20, 1 791; m. Nov. 2Q, 18 10, Col. Bartlett Doe. 2. John (merchant 
in Boston) b. April 22, 1793; m. Feb. 17, 1817, Esther C. Eastman, 
dau. of Rev. Edmund, ot Limerick, Me.; she was b. 1801; d. 
March 20, 1851. 3. Hannah, b. March 31, 179;; m. Oct. 12, 1815, 
Ira Chadbourne; she d. March 2, 1826. 4. Benjamin, b. Feb. 22, 
1798; m. April 20, 1820, Sarah Scribner; was a farmer in Web- 
ster, Me. 5. Sally, b. April 23, 1800; m. Nov. 30, 1826, John 
Moore; she d. July 28, 1839. 6. Luther, b. April 30, 1803; m. 
Nov. 30, 1826, Sally Haj'es; he was captain in the militia, Justice 
of the Peace and Quorum and representative in the legislature in 
1858. 7. Ira E., b. March 4, 1806; m. June 9, 1832, Hannah Hodg- 
don, of Ossipee, N. H. ; he was a broker in Boston. 8. Amzi, b. 
Jan. I, 1S09; m. Sept. 10, 1835, Julia Ann lierce; b. May 30, 1812; 
d. Nov. 13, 1852; m. 2d, Dec. 6, 1855, Mary Wheeler; b. Aug. 20, 
1S19; he was a practicing physician in Phillips, Me. 

87. JOHN BATCHELDER (John. Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Stephen), 

b. Oct. 5, 1719; m. Esther •. He d. in Raymond, N. H., Sept. 25, 1792, 

Half a mile abov-e, where Mr. Ham lived, in Raymond, John Bachelder had a 
house of which the fireplace formed a considerable part. It would take in a back- 
log hve feet long and two in diameter, a forestick six feet long, and other wood 
to match, in all nearly a cord. Mr. B. was from Hampton Falls. — Hist. Raymond. 
Res. Hampton Falls and Kensington, N. H. 

23S. i. JOANNA, b. Aug. 10, 1741; m. Dec. 4, 1767, Samuel Tilton. 

239. ii. DAVID, b. Nov. 4, 1742; m. Sarah Prescott. 

240. iii. JOHN, l3. Sept. 12, 1744; m. . 

241. iv. MARY, b. Aug. 24, 1746. 

242. v. MATTHEW, b. July i, 1748; killed by the fall of a tree. 

243. vi. JOSIAH, b. Jan. 24, 1750; ra. — ; res. Raymond, N. H., and d. Nov. 

12, 1S37; a des. is Hazen B., of Raymond. 

244. vii. ESTHER, b. March 29, 1752. 

.245. viii. JONATHAN, b. ; m. Kimball. 

, ' 88. LIEUT. BENJAMIN BACHELOR (John. Nathaniel, Nathaniel, 
Nathaniel, Stephen), b. Candia, N. H., 1737; m. 1762, Dorotha Prescott, of 
Deerfield, N. H., dau. of Benjamin, of Kensington, N. H. ; b. Oct. 30, 1742; d. Dec. 
26, 1837. Lieut. Benjamin Batchelder, of Candia, N. H. He was one of the first 
settlers of that town, at one time one of the selectmen and liententant of a com- 
pany in the war of the Revolution. Lieut. Benjamin Batchelder, son of John 
Batchelder, of Kensington, N. H. ; b. 1737; d. 1813 at Andover, N. H. ; m. Dorotha 
Prescott, dau. of Benjamin Prescott, cousin of Col. Prescott, who commanded at 
the battle of Bunker Hill. He d. in Andover, N. H., in 1813; res. Candia, N. H. 

246. i. ODLIN PRESCOTT, b. Sept. 16, 1775; m. Huldah Searle and 
'^ ^Nlelicent Barrett. 

247. ii. JOHN. b. in 1765; m. Robinson, of Deerfield, N. H. ; he d. 

in Vermont in 1802-4. 

248. iii. ROBINSON, b. ; no record. 

249. iv. SARAH, b. ; m. Peter Hoyt. 

250. V. ZERIAH, b. in 1777; m. Edmund Buzzell. of Wilmont, N. H. ; she 

d, s. p. in HoUiston, Mass., Feb. 10, 1862. 

251. vi. NATHAN, b. Sept. 1776; m. Mary Shedd and Mrs. Lucy Farmer 


89. DANIEL BATCHELDER (John, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Ste- 
phen), b. Kensington, N. H., May 6, 1731; m. in K. Feb. 6, 1754, Mary Fogg. He 
d. Nov. 27, 1758; res. Kensington, N. H. 

252. i. ELIZABETH, b. Dec. 8, 1754. 

253. ii. ABIGAIL, b. April 4, 1756. 

254. iii. HANNAH, b. Nov. 6. 1757; m. Capt. Nathan Taylor; b. Oct. 29,' 

1754, in Stratham, son of Chase Taylor. He began his career as 
a Revolutionary soldier in April, 1775. After that campaign he 
joined the first company of Major Whitcomb's rangers, which was 
stationed at Ticonderoga in 1777. It was known that Gen. Bur- 
goyne had armed in Canada and would probably attempt a junc- 
tion with the British army in New York. On June 16th Lieut. 
Taylor, with twelve men under his command, was sent out to 


reconnoitre. Was ordered to an elevated point fifteen miles 
down Lake Champlain, whence a view of it for twenty miles 
further could be obtamed. No approach of the enemy being dis- 
covered, he started to return the next day, as directed, but at ii 
o'clock fell into an ambuscade of sixty or one hundred Indians, 
near a creek, since called Taylor's Creek. The savages feeling 
sure of their victims, greeted them familiarly with "How d'ye do, 
brothers?" but Lieut. Taylor, with remarkable coolness, prompt- 
ness and self-possession, gave the order to "Fire!" Recoiling at 
first, they soon after rallied. The fight became general. Three 
of Taylor's men fell mortally wounded, himself receiving what he 
supposed would prove a fatal shot in the shoulder. Ordering his 
men, therefore, to escape, to sell their lives as dearly as possible, 
and if any reached the fort to announce "All's well upon the 
lake!" he crept, faint and bleeding into the top of a large hemlock 
tree, which had lately fallen. Meanwhile the Indians, as a body, 
had also retreated, perhaps concluding from the boldness of their 
defense, that a re-inforcement was near at hand. Some of the 
s.ivages, however, rushing back for scalps or spoils, stood upon 
and passed over the trunk of the very tree under the top of which 
young Taylor was lying in breathless suspense. Late in the day, 
perceiving no further tokens of their proximity, he found his way, 
with great difficulty from loss of blood, back to the fort, arriving 
"just as the sunset gun was fired." He received the warmest 
commendation from Gen. St. Cla,ir, while Capt. Hutchins, who 
had been sent out with one hundred men to "protect the scouting 
party" and had heard their guns without pressing forward to their 
relief, was promptly cashiered for his cowardice and his command 
given to another. On account of his wound, the ball having en- 
tered near the collar bone and passed out below the shoulder 
blade Lieut. Taylor was unable to resume duty for several 
months, and not till after the unfortunate surrender at Ticonderoga, 
and the brilliant succession of events which followed. He con- 
tinued in the army till near the close of the war, when, on account 
of ill health, he was obliged to resign and go to his home in San- 
bornton. He was appointed Justice of the Peace, was Division 
Inspector of the militia, was representative in the legislature for 
§everal j'ears, was a member of the Council and of the Senate. 
After the death of his first wife he married again. Ch. by first 
wife: I. Anna, b. Jan. 12, 1799; m. Jonathan Moore. 2. Thomas, 
b. Feb. 7, 1781; m. Molly Lovejoy; res. Sanbornton, N. H. 3. 
Mary, b. April 18, 1783; m. Andrew Lovejoy. 4. Hannah, b. 
Dec. 13, 1787; m. Charles Hutchins; res. Norwich, Vt. 

90. JOSHUA BACHELOR (John, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Stephen), 
b. Kensington, N. H., in 1720; m. Kensington, N. H., Jan. 15, 1745, Mary Conner. 
He d. in K. ; res. Kensington, N. H 

255. i. JOSHUA, b. Oct. 30, 1745; d. May 9, 1746. 

256. ii. SARAH, b. Aug. i, 1747. 

257. iii. JOSHUA, b. May 19, 1749; m. Abigail Haselton. 

258. iv. MARY, b Feb. 5, 1751. 

259. v. WILLIAM, b. Oct. 28, 1753. 

260. vi. CORNELIUS, b. Sept. 7, 1755. 

91. NATHAN BACHELDER (John, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Ste- 
phen), b. Kensington, N. H., July 28, 1729; m. there, Dec. 27, 1752, Elizabeth Page. 

He d. Jan. 23, 1765; res. Kensington, N. H. 

261. i. MARY, b. Jan. 22, 1754; d. Feb. 29, 1760. 

262. ii. JOHN, b. Nov. i, 1756; d. Feb 25, 1760. 

263. iii. DANIEL, b. ; d. March 3, 1760. 

264. iv. JOHN, bap. March 8, 1761. 

99. SAMUEL BATCHELDER (Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, 
Stephen), b. Kensington, N. H., Jan. 2^^, 1720; m. in K. Feb. i, 1750, Mercy Tuck. 
He d. Sept. 13, 1757: res. Kensington, N. H. 

265. i. EIJZABETH orElisha? b. Dec. 5, 1750. 


266. ii. SAMUEL, b. April 4, 1756; m. Jemima Sanborn. 

267. iii. SARAH, b. Jan. 10, 1758 (posthumous). 

102. NATHANIEL BACHELDER (Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Na- 
thaniel, Stephen), b. Hampton Falls, N. H. , July 6, 1719; m. Kensington, Feb. 10, 
1742, Margaret Tilton. He d. June 18, 1764; res. Kensington, N. H. 
263. i. JOSEPH, b. Oct. 29, 1743; m. Rachel Prescott. 

269. ii. NATHANIEL, b. March 6, 1745. 

270. iii. JOHN, b. March 24, 1747. 

271. iv. EPHRAIM, b. March 4, 1749; m. Apphia Lowell and Mrs. Lydia 


272. V. JOANNA, b. Aug. 11, 1751; d. Dec. 4, 1754. 

273. vi. JOSIAH, b. Oct. 31, 1753; m. and Deborah Allen. 

274. vii. SAMUEL, b. April 21, 1760. 

275. viii, TIMOTHY, b. Oct. 30, 1762; m. Nancy Morrill. 

276. ix. THOMAS, bap. Nov. 21, 1756. 

277. X. ELIZABETH, bap. Sept. 17, 1758. 

104. DEA. ELISHA BATCHELDER (Josiah, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Na- 
thaniel, Stephen), b. Feb. 10, 1727, Hampton Falls, N. H. ; m. April 18, 1751, Theo- 
date Smith, of No. Hampton, dau. of Benjamin; b. Aprd 20, 1730; d. May 25, 
1807. He d. Feb. 26. 1813; res. Hawke, now Danville, N. H. 

278. i. JOSIAH, b. March 6, 1752; m. Sarah Adams. 

279. ii. SARAH, b. Aug. 10, 1754; m. 1774, Richard Griffin. She d. Jan. 

12, 1834; he was b. March 27, 1753; d. Oct. 31, 1833 in Auburn, 
N. H. Ch. : I. Isaac, b. 1776; d. young of small pox. 2. Dolly, 
b. July 12, 1774; m. Amos Rowell; les. Croyden, N. H. ; she d. 
Jan. 10, 1847. 3- Sarah, b. March 21, 1779; m. Wm. Collins; res. 
Union, Me.; she d. March 28, 1877. 4. Peggy, b. May 30, 1781; 
m. 1S05 Webster Paige; d. Oct. 1819; she d. Feb. 6, 1856; res. 
Gilmanton, N. H. 5. Isaac, b. April 3, 1783; m. Abigail Young, 
res. Newport, N. H. ; she d. July 13, 1868. 6. Polly, b. Nov. 4, 
1785; m. 1808, Dyer Hook; d. July 3, 1815; m. 2d, Sept. 18, 1816, 
Walter Foss, who d. April 11, 1856; res. Cornish, N. H. ; she d. 
1864. 7. Nathan, b. Oct. 3, 1788; m. Jan. 23, 1820, Sally Evans; 
b. March 18, 1795; d. July 13, 1872; res. Auburn, N. H. ; he d. 
June 30, 1867. 8. Betsey, b. March 12, 1791; m. Phineas Wheelock 
and 2d, Jeremiah Roy, who d. March 3, 1859; ^^s. Auburn; she d. 
Oct. 13, 1859. 9- Richard, b. Sept. 11, 1794; m. 1824 Linda 
Hutchinson; b. April 20, 1820; res. Gilmanton, N. H. Was 
member of the N. H. legislature in 1853 and d. March 24, 1872. 

280. iii. ZEBULON, b. April 21, 1757; d. Oct. 23. 1759. 

281. iv. MARY, b. Nov. 11, 1759; ™- Jonathan French; she d. Oct. 6, 1S43; 

res. Danville, N. H. i. Mary, b. Jan. 25, 17S5; m. Jan. 20, T813, 
Nathaniel Clark; b. Aug. 4, 1786; d. May 12, 1874; she d. Sept. 
27, 1818; res. Sandown, N. H. 2. Jonathan, b. Aug. 27, 1787; m. 
Jan. 25, 1821, Abigail Folsom, who d. 1851; he d. Sept. 5, 1856. 

3. Phineas, b. Dec. 29, 1790; m. May, i8r6, Jane Eaton; b. May 
24, 1793; d. March 24, 1826; m. 2d, September, 1829 (his cousin) 
Elizabeth Northern; b. 1802; d. Feb. 2, 1892; he d. Sept. 26, 1857. 

4. Lucy, b. Jan. 29, 1794; m. Feb. 2, i8r8, Osmond Spofford ; b. 
Dec. 22, 1793; d. Sept. 7, 1872; she d. April 16, 1866. 5. Robert 
Smith, b. March 21, 1801; m. Nov. 26, 1835, Sarah Kimball; b. 
1805; d. Oct. 6, 1895. 

282. v. DOLLY, b. Nov. 17, 1762; m. Feb. 13, 1787, David Bachelder (her 

cousin); b. Sept. 1760 (see). 

283. vi. NATHAN, b. May 15, 1765; m. Sally Williams, Lydia Bachelder 

and Abigail French. 

284. vii. HULDAH, b. Nov. 4, 1767; m. John Scribner. She d. March 24, 

1848; he was b. Dec. 20, 1764; d. Dec. 12, 1853. He was son of 
John and gr. son of Samuel, of Brentwood. Ch. : i. Elisha, b. 
Dec. 27, 1796; m. Matilda Hook; shed. Oct. 22, 1S56. 2. Abigail, 
b. Oct. 13, 1800; d. Aug. 15, 1835. 

285. viii. ELIZABETH, b. Aug. 5, 1770; m. Ezekiel Worthen, Jr. ; she d. 

Sept. 23, 1803; res. Bridgewater. N. H. Ch. : i. Elisha, b. Nov. 
19, 1792; m. Abigail B. Prescott; he d. May 22, 1864. 2. Jona- 


than, b. Feb. 6, 1795; he moved to Ohio, joined the Mormons and 
with that sect and a body of Indians started for the west. He was 
murdered on the Mississippi river in 1841. 3. Theodate Smith, b. 
Aug. 21, 1797; m. Charles Fuller; she d. April 21, 1829; res. B. 
4. Ezekiel, b. April 7, 1800; d. June 16, 1800. 5. Elizabeth, b. 
June 9, t8oi; m. Phineas French; she d. Feb. 2, 1892. 6. Dolly 
Bachelder, b. July 17, 1803; m. Jonathan Weare; b. Sept. 4, 1806; 
d. Nov. 23, 1874; shed. Feb. 10, 1876. 

286. ix. ELISHA, b. May 22, 1773; m. Sarah Rowe. 

106. NATHANIEL BATCHELDER (Josiah, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Na- 
thaniel, Stephen), b. Chichester, N. H., Oct. 28, 1730; m. there Mary Perkins, dau. 
of Stephen Perkins. He was a farmer. He d. Dec. 15, 1805; res. Chichester, N. H. 

287. i. NATHANIEL, b. ; m. Jane Dane. 


107. REUBEN BATCHELDER (Josiah. Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Ste- 
phen), b. July 30, 1733, Hampton, N. H. ; m. 175S Miriam Fifield, of Hampton Falls; 
b. 1740; d. 1816; she m. 2d, Feb. 26, 1777, Joseph Clifford Sanborn, son of Abraham 
and grandson of Dea. Tristram and Margaret Taylor; b. March 2, 1717; d. Feb. 21, 
1780. He d. Feb. 5, 1776; res. Danville, N. H. 

289. i. MARK, b. June 16, 1759; m. Abigail Rano. 

290. ii. DAVID, b. September, 1760; m. Dolly Batchelder. 

291. iii. ANNA, b. March 4, 1762; m. Dec. i, 1784, Lieut. Jonathan San- 

born; b. March 6, 1760; d. March 30, 1813; she d. Sept. 18, 1853; 
res. Danville, N. H. Ch. : i. Reuben W., b. Sept. 5. 1785; m. 
Nov. 17, 1818, Hannah M. Lane; he d. Nov. 17, 1844; she was b. 
Sept. 24, 1774; d. March 12, 1843, s. p., Danville. N. H. 2. Nancy, 
b. April 28, 1789; d. Nov. 6, 1825; unm. 3. Sarah, b. July 6, 
1790: d. unm. Nov. 12, 1862. 4. Miriam, b. May 31, 1794, d. Oct. 
7, 1844. 5. Jonathan, b. Jan. 5, 1799; ^"ss. Danville; for many 
years was town clerk, was a captain, farmer. 6. Oliver, b. Nov. 
16, 1803; m. Nov. 30, 1853, Dorothy J. Sargent; b. Oct. 20, 1820; 
was a farmer and captain ; res. Danville; was also a cordwainer. 

292. iv. MERRIAM, b. Nov. 21, 1769; m. Dec. 24, 1788, Obidiah Sanborn; 

b. Jan. 25, 1768; d. June 29, 1850; she d. Aug. 30, 1858; res. Dan- 
ville, N. H. I. Levi, b. March 3, 1789,; m. Jan. 2, 1822, Mary 
Hook. 2. Fanny, b. April 3, 1795. 3. Dorothy, b. Jan. 9, 1805; 
m. Sept. 14, 1S24, Dudley Gordon. 

293. v. PHINEAS, b. 1773; res. Starstead, Canada. 

294. vi. JONATHAN, b. 1773; d. June 7, 1786. 

108. DEA. DAVID BATCHELDER (Josiah, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Na- 
thaniel. Stephen), b. June 13, 1736, Hampton Falls, N. H. ; married there, July 24, 
1760, Elizabeth Sweet, dau. of Benjamin; b. May 30, 1742; d. Aug. 12, 1769; 
m. 2d, Jan. i, 1771, W. Newbury, Mary Emery, of West Newbury, Mass. He was 
Deacon of the Falls Church; b. April 25, 1741; d. Nov. 26, 1834. He d. Nov. 11, 
1811; res. Hampton Falls, N. H. 

295. ii. SARAH, b. Jan. 26, 1762; m. David Sweet, of Hampton Falls; she 

d. April, 1821. I. Betsey, b. Oct. 25, 1787; d. at about 30, unm. 

2. Sarah, b. July 16, 1792; m. Wm. Coffin, of Newburyport, Mass. ; 
2 ch. ; she d. 1819. 3. Elbridge, b. July 12, 1798; d. young. 

296. iii. ELISHA. b. June 10, 1763; m. Sarah Lane. 

297. iv. ELIZABETH, b. Jan. 13, 1765; m. Dec. 16, 1784, Theophilus San- 

born, son of Dea. Abner; b. Feb. 8, 1761; d. Oct. 7, 1826; res. 
Hampton Falls Hill, N. H. ; she d. Aug. 28, 1S35. Ch. : i. Green, 
b. June 26, 1785; m. July 8, 1814. Harriet Harrod. He followed 
the seas, was a sea captain and d. Newburyport, Mass., Jan. 21, 
1836. 2. Lowell, b. Oct. 2, 1787; d. July 2, 181 1, at Point Peter. 

3. Sewall, b. Dec. 19, 1792; d. Jan. 13. 1793. 4. Cynthia, b. Sept. 
13, 1795; m. June 26, 1817, Aaron Merrill; b. Jan. 12, 17S9; d. 
Jan. 26, i860; she d. Jan. 28, 1861. A son was Dr. Wm. T. ; res. 
Hampton. 5. Thayer Sewall, b. Dec. 10. 1797; m. September, 
1822, Deborah Ward. He d. in 1874; he had in his possession, it 
is said, a loom brought over from England by the Rev. Stephen 
Bachiler. A gr. son, Jack Sanborn, is principal of Hampton 


Academy. Another, Judson Edward Grosvenor, is a Professor in 
Robert College, in Constantinople, Turkey. 6. Adna, b. Aug. lo, 
i8or; m. May, 1827, Mary Barnard. They had six ch. ; one son, 
Theophilus, died in a rebel prison during the Civil War; he d. 
Sept. 3, 1852. 

298. V. JOSIAH, b. Jan. 13, 1765; m. Dolly Sargent. 

299. vi. HANNAH, b. Nov. 14, 1768; m. Corporal John Philbrick, of Hamp- 

ton; b. Jan. 20, 1754; d. May 20, 1821; she d. February, 1843. He 
was a corporal m the Rev. Army. He was son of Joseph and 
Abigail (Nay); res. on the old homestead in Hampton, N. H. 
Ch. : I. Hannah, b. 1792; d. unm., 1830, in Hampton. 2. Web- 
ster, b. 1796; d. Jan. 12, 1817. 3. John, b. 1801; d. Jan. 16, 1827. 

4. Betsey, b. in Hampton; m. Quinn; d. s. p. 5. Abigail, 

b. Hampton; m. David Clark; res. Franklin, N. H. 6. Sarah; d. 
unm. in Hampton. 

300. vii. MARY, b. Jan. 16, 1772; m. Jeremiah Elkins, of Hampton; b. Feb. 

14, 1770; d. March 10, i8ii; she d. May 16, 1851. He was son of 
Capt. Henry, who was in the Rev. Army; res. Bride Hill, Hamp- 
ton, N. H. Ch. : I. Betsey, b. 1794; m. Thomas Roby; d. June 

5, 1855. 2. Mary, 1796; m. Jonathan M. Locke and Ira Page, 
and d. Oct. 20, 1876. 3. David Batchelder, b. Januarv, 1798; m. 
Mary Batchelder; b. 1804, dau. of John, s. of Samuel, and d. Nov. 
25, 1854. 4- Lydia, b. Jui3\ 1800; m. Simon Roby, and d. Aug. 
10, 1856. 5. Henry, b. Oct. 21, 1802; m. Miriam H. Colby, and d. 
Jan. 19, 1871; 3 ch. He fell from a scaffold in his barn. Jeremiah 
Robie, of No. Hampton, N. H., is a grandchild of Mary and 

301. viii. LYDL\, b. Nov\ 18, 1773; m. (see) Nathan Batchelder, of Danville, 

N. H. ; she d. s. p. Aug. 30, 1806. His second wife. 

302. ix. ANNA, b. Aug. 26. 1775; m. March i. 1798, Dea. Levi Lane, of 

Hampton Falls; she d. July 28, 1848. He was b. Hampton Falls, 
N. H., Feb. 14, 1774, was a farmer; d. Nov. 28, 1864. He was 
Deacon of the church. Justice of the Peace, representative to the 
legislature, etc. Ch. : i. Jeremiah, b. Jan. 10, 1799; m. April 16, 
1844, Adaline Baker; d. June 27, 1S76. 2. Mary Ann, b. March i, 
1801; m. Jan. 13, 1823, Capt. Samuel Batchelder (see); d. Dec. 19, 
1873. 3. Sarah, b. May 23, 1803; d. unm. Dec. 23, 1846. 4. 
Rhoda, b. March 20, 1808; m. June 2, 1835, Isaiah Berry, of Pitts- 
field; d. June T2, 1S67. 5. Abigail B., b. Oct. 4, 1813; d. unm. 
Oct. 10. i8gi. 6. George G., b. Aug. 3, 1816; d. unm. Feb. 18, 
1883, W. C. M. Jeremiah Lane, 210 No. Main street, Man- 
chester; Walter B. Drake, Barnstead Parade, N. H. 7. Levi Ed- 
win, b. Feb. 5, 1819; m. April 17, 1849, Cynthia S. Lane; b. July 
10, 1817; d. Oct. 9, 1872; m. 2d, Feb. 9, 1875, Elizabeth A. 
Cashew. He is a farmer ; res. Hampton Falls, N. H. Ch. : a. Annie 
Sarah, b. Nov. 20, 1855: m. June 6, 1877, Chailes F. Wadleigh; b. 
Julv 2. 1856: d. Nov. 25, 1896, Hampton Falls, N. H. 

303. X. RHODA, b. Aug. 26. 1775; m. April 22, 1802; Slenhen Tilton, Jr., 

of Hampton Falls, N. H. He d., and she m. 2d, Daniel Lovering, 
of No. Hampton, son of Lieut. John; b. 1776; d. May 15, 1806; 
she d. at No. Hampton, N. H., Feb. 6, 1847, s. p. 

304. xi. REUBEN, b. Mav II, 1777; m. Elizabeth Tilton. 

305. xii. DOROTHY (or Dollv). b. Aug. 12. 1779; d. unm. August, 1851. 

306. xiii. MOSES, b. Jan. 8, 1782; m. Abigail Drake. 

307. V. ABIGAIL, b. Oct. 4, 1784; m. 'Daniel Caldwell, of Augusta, Me.; 

shed. August, 1851. 

109. ABRAHAM BATCHELDER (Jethro, Nathaniel. Nathaniel, Nathaniel, 
Stephen), b. Exeter. N. H., 1721; m. . He left E.xeter in 1763 and set- 
tled in Loudon. She is said to have m. 2d, a Mr. Bean. He d. ; res. Loudon, N. H. 

308. i. ABRAHAM, b. March 14, 1744 (bap. March 3, 1745); m. Anna 


309. ii. JETHRO. b. in 1747; m. Dorothy Mighals. 

310. iii. JACOB, b. March 14, 1748; m. Mary Cleveland and Mehitable Cleve- 



311. iv. THOMAS, b. . 

312. V. NATHAN, b. . 

313. vi. DOROTHY, bap. Dec. 30, 1744. 

no. JETHRO BATCHELDER (Jethro, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, 

Stephen), b. 1723; m. Abig^ail . She m. 2ri, Daniel Lane. He built the mills 

in Loudon with his brother Abraham. Res. Loudon, N. H. Daniel Lane, b. at 
Rye, 8 July. 1735, d. 28 Ma^ch. 1S25, ae near 90; m. (1)20 June, 1756, Mary (dau. of 
Zachariah) Butterfield, b. 12 Dec, 1739- ™- (2) Abigail (widow of Jethro) Batchelder, 
who, with her husband, was a member of the first church in Raymond, 1791, the 
largest woman in town; who d. 28 Aug., iSiS. He settled on lot 116, Old Hun- 
dreds. He enlisted, 5 Aug., 1778, in Col. J. Gale's Regiment for New Jersey, and 
served 26 days. 

He gave for a burying ground one-fourth of an acre of land, and David Lane, 
Jr., Isaac Lane, Jonathan Lane, Josiah Lane, etc., agreed to keep it fenced. Ch.: 
Jacob, b. 15 Jan., 1757; d. 6 May, 1797; a soldier in the Revolution under Col. L. 
Baldwin. Hannah, b. 15 April, "1759; m. Samuel, (s. of John) Lane. Lydia, b. 4 
Sept., 1761. Sarah, b. 14, Feb., 1764. Peter, b. 20 Oct., 1766; m. 24, Dec, 1787, 

Susanna ; b. 27 April, 1768, "an attractive woman from down country." He 

was a blacksmith on lot 68, 30 Division, Candia, and had 8 ch. : Molly, b. 19, Dec, 
1768. Daniel, b. 29 Dec, 1770, went west anrl had a family. Zechariah, b. 13 Feb., 
1775: d. about 1793. Keziah, b. 7 Feb., 1777. Ezekiel, b. 25 April, 1780; m. Abi. 
(dau. of Simons) Page, who d. October, 1875, ae 86. A farmer and blacksmith on 
the homestead in Raymond. He d. 20 March, 1S63, ae 82 yrs. 11 mos. Thomas, b. 
settled on lot 14, Second Part, Second Division. 

JETHRO, b. July 7, 1761; m. Deborah Leavitt. 

DAVID, b. in 1773; m. Ruth Pillsbury. 

LIBBE. b. ; m. Love Blaisdell. 

WILLIAM, b. ; m. Abiah Ingalls. 

ABRAM. b. in 1762; m. Betsey Smith. 

NATHANIEL, b. ; m. Page and Anna Hook. 

DANIEL, b. January, 1767; m. Judith Jenkins, and Zerviah 

321. viii. ABEL, b. June, 15, 1772; m. Sarah Sanborn. 

III. NATHANIEL BACHELDER (Nathan, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Na- 
thaniel, Stephen), b. East Kingston, N. H., 1726; m. Jan. 15, 1757, Susanna Gale; 
b. 1737. He d. 1809; res. East Kingston, N. H. 

322. i. MOLLY, b. Jan. 13. 1758; d. young; in a few days. 

323. ii. NATHAN, b. June 2, 1759. 

324. iii. JACOB, b. Sept. 17, 1761; did he d. young? 

325. iv. MOLLY, b. Jan. 4, 1764; m. John Gordon; res. Exeter. 

326. V. SUSANNA, b. Jan. 17, 1766; m. Calif. 

327. vi. NATHANIEL, b. June 771768; m. Ruth Morrill. 
32S. vii. STEPHEN, b. Sept. 21, 1770; did he d. young? 

329. viii. AMOS MOODY, b, Feb. 6, 1773; m. Sally Stocker. 

330. ix. BENJA.M iN. b. July 23, 1775. He was a mariner by profession and 

d. num. in Salisbury, Mass., about 1852. His will is as follows: 

In the name of God, Amen, I, Benjamin Bachelor, of Salisbury 
in the county of Essex and commonwealth of Mass., mariner, be- 
ing at this time of sound mind and possessing the intellectual 
faculties of willing and disposing, do, to prevent disputes after my 
decease, make, ordain, and execute this present instrument to be 
my last will and testament. 

First. I direct that my executors shall as ?oon as practicable 
after my decease cause to be built on my lot in the burial ground 
in Salistaury a good and substantial iron fence with stone posts, 
similar to that on the lot of Capt. Elbridge G. Colby the expense 
of which with suitable marble slab or monument shall not exceed 
three hundred dollars. 

Second. I devise and bequeath to my housekeeper Miriam 
Titcomb, provided she continues in my employ until m.v decease, 
one hundred dollars, to be paid her by my executors within eight 
months after my decease. 

Third. I devise and bequeath unto my nephews, the sons of 
my brother Amos M. Bachelor of East Kingston in the state of N. 
















Hampshire, all my wearing apparel, of every description, to be 
equally divided between them. 

Fourth. I devise and bequeath to my nephew John T. Gordon 
of Exeter, in the state of New Hampshire, son of John Gordon late 
of said Exeter, deceased, all my library. 

Fifth. I devise and bequeath all the residue and remainder of 
my estate whether it be real, personal, or mixed as follows, viz. to 
my niece Betsey Bachelor, of Union, in the state of Maine (who I 
understand is an invalid) daughter of my late brother Nathaniel 
Bachelor, three shares, to my nephew Benjamin Bachelor, son of 
said Nathaniel, one and one half share, to all my other nephews 
and nieces children of my late brothers Nathan Bachelor, and Na- 
thaniel Bachelor and children of my brother Amos M. Bachelor, 
and children of my late sisters Marv^ Gordon and Sukey Calif, or 
such of them as maybe living at my decease, one share each; 
and to the children of my late nephew Nathaniel B. Gordon, one 
share, to be equally divided between them. 

All the legacies above named, excepting the first, are to be paid 
as .soon as it can conveniently be done after the sale of my estate. 

Sixth. In order to carry out the provisions of this instrument 1 
authorize and direct my executors to sell at public auction (at such 
time after my decease as in their opinion will be for the interest 
of those concerned) all my estate whether real, personal or mixed, 
excepting such as is by this instrument otherwise disposed of, and 
give good and sufficient conveyance of the same. 

Seventh. I appoint Nathaniel Webster of Amesbury and Asor 
O. Webster of wSalisburj', both in the County of Essex, aforesd. to 
be executors of this my last will and testament, and by the present 
instrument I revoke and annul all other or former wills by me at 
any time heretofore made. 

In testimony of my assent to and satisfaction with the preceding 
instrument, I write mj^ name and place mj^ seal thereto on the 
twenty fifth day of Novemljer in the year of our Lord one thou- 
sand eight hundred and forty eight. 

Benjamin Bachelor 
Signed, sealed, published, and 

declared by the testator as his will Seal, 

in presence of us, who at his 
request and in his presence, 
and in the presence of each 
other, wrote our names as 

Daniel Webster. Thomas Young, Benjamin N. Webster. 

Whereas I Benjamin Bachelor of Salisbury in the Co. of Essex 
and commonwealth of IMass. have made and duly executed my 
last will and testament in writing, bearing date Nov. the 25th., 
1848, — now I declare this present writing to be as a codicil to my 
said will, and do direct the same to be annexed thereto and taken 
as a part thereof, and I do hereby give and bequeath to the chil- 
dren of my late nephew Stephen Gordon late of Exeter in the 
state of New Hampshire, deceased, one share in my estate, to be 
equally divided between them. 

In witness whereof, I have to this codicil set my hand and seal 
this twenty six day of ]\Iarch in the year of our Lord one thousand 
eight hundred and fifty one. 

331. X. BETTY, b. Feb. 20, 1779;* did she d. young? 

117. NATHAN BACHELDER (Nathan, NatVianiel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, 
Stephen), b. East Kingston, N. H., May 31. 1743; m. Oct. 29, 1769. Mary Greeley; 
b. Jan. 26, 1748; d. March 10, 1829. He was a farmer. He d. in Loudon, Dec. 9, 
1815; res. East Kinsfston and Loudon, N. H. 

332. i. ANDREW, b. March 26. 1783; m. Sarah Ring. 

333. ii. D.WID. b. Sept. 20, 1775; m. Mehitable Lang. 

334. iii. NATHAN, b. June 27, 1770; d. May 8, 1771. 

*Betty, Stephen, and Jacob not mentioned in brother Benjamin's will. 


335. iv. NATHAN, b. March 21. 1772; m. Mary Jones. 

336. V. MARY, b. Sept. 12, 1773; d. unm. 

337. vi. JOSEPH, b. Dec. 18, 1777; m. and res. Exeter, N. H., and had 

ch. : Susan, Greeley, Nathan and Olive and Albert. 

338. vii. NANCY, b. Sept. 14, 17S0; d. unm. 

339. viii. SUSAN, b. May 17, 1785; d. Sept. 24, 1785. 

340. ix. SUSAN, b. Aug. 9, 17S6; d. unm. 

341. X. FANNY, b. May 31, 17S9; d. Oct. 30, 1792. 

342. xi. ENOCH, b. ; d. March 30, 1783. 

121. JOHN BACHELDER (Phinehas, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Ste- 
phen), b. East Kingston, N. H., Fel5. 2, 1731 ; m. Jan. i, 1760, Mrs. Mercy Bachelder, 
of Kingston. He d. May 18, 1797; res. East Kingston, N. H. 

343. i. MARY, b. Oct. 24, 1760; d. Dec. 4, 1779. 

344. ii. JOHN, b. March 15, 1762; m. Abigail Philbrick. 

126. NATHANIEL GILLMAN BACHELDER (Phinehas, Nathaniel, Na- 
thaniel, Nathaniel, Stephen), b. East Kingston, N. H., Dec. 20, 1741 ; m. July 5, 1764, 
Dorothy Currier; d. March 22, 1773; m. 2d, May 2, 1775, Sarah Davis; she d. 
Aug. 14, 1S31. He went from Kingston, N. H., to Fayette, Me.; was a farmer. 
Was one of the first settlers in that part of a plantation afterwards incorporated 
as Fayette. He bought a farm of Robert Waugh. He sold this property for 
$2,500 in cash, and bought more land, so that he became one of the heaviest land 
owners in that section and in his will gave each of his eight sons 200 acres apiece. 
He also owned mill property. He was a powerful man, all round, and had a voice 
like a lion. When he sneezed he shook the solid earth, and the report could be 
heard more than a mile away. In religious views he was an orthodox of the 
straitest sect. He would not allow his children to read any other book but the 
Bible on the Sabbath day, and would not allow them to read the Apocrypha. He 
d. in Fayette, Me., Oct. 10, 1817; res. East Kingston, N. H., and Fayette, Me. 

345. i. DANIEL, b. Nov. 17, 1765; m. ; he d. s. p. in Fayette, Me., Sept. 

21, 1831. 

346. ii. ELIZABETH, b. Feb. 17, 1768; d. March 14, 176S. 

347. lii. MOSES, b. March 2, 1769; m. Lucinda Ladd. 

348. iv. PHINEHAS, b. Oct. 18, 1771; m.. and had 4 daus., 2 m., and d. 


349. V. DOLLY, b. Aug. 28, 1775; m. Henry Watson, son Albion F. Wat- 

son. No. Fayette, Me.; d. Jan. 2, 1864. 

350. vi. NATHANIEL, b. April 7, 177S; m. Jane L. Morse and Mrs. 

Mehilable Norton. 

351. vii. AARON, b. Oct. 12, 1780; m. . 

352. viii. ELIZABETH, b. June 22, 1783; d. unm. 

353. ix. JOSEPH, b. April 2, 1789. He was a physician and settled in Nor- 

ridgewock. Me. ; had built up an extensive practice and d. sud- 
denly of a "cold fever" Dec. 27, 1817. 

354. X. SARAH, b. April 22, 1792; d. unm., June 29, 1863, on the old home- 

stead, a devoted, pious Christian woman. 

355. xi. ALLEN, b. Feb. 15, 1786; m. and d. s. p. Oct. 4, 1862. He was a 

farmer and Deacon of the Baptist Church for years; an honest 
356 xii. OILMAN, b. Feb. 18, 1795; m. Lydia L. Haynes and Abigail 

131. ]\IAJOR NATHAN BATCHELDER (Ebenezer, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, 
Nathaniel, Stephen), b. East Kingston, N. H., Oct. 25, 1734; m. April 8, 1756, Mar- 
garet Bean; m. 2d(?)Sept. 16, 1 781, Dorothy Page, of Deerfield. Margaret Bean* 
(Jcseph», James^, Johni) was born m Kingston, N. H., Aug. 12, 1738 (bap. Aug. 13, 
1738); m. April 8, 1756, Maj. Nathan Bachelder, of Kingston. He was one of the 
early settlers in Loudon; was ]\Iajor in Rev. War. He d. ; res. Loudon, N. H. 

357. i. RICHARD, b. Dec. S, 1756; m. Boynton. 

358. ii. PHINEAS, b. Nov. 16, 1760; was he in Rev. War, and did he go to 

Garland, Me. ? 

359. iii. WILLIAM, b. March 19, 1762. 

360. iv. JOSEPH, b. Jan. 2, 1764. 

361. V. EBENEZER, b. Oct. 2, 1769. 


362. vi. DOLLY, b. Feb. 13, 1772; m. Elkanah Bean. They res. in Laconia, 

N. H. 

363. vii. JOSIAH. b. Jan. 24, 1775; m. Mary Blake. 

364. viii. EBENEZER, b. 1767; d. in infancy. 

134. NATHANIEL BATCHELDER (Ebenezer, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Na- 
thaniel, Stephen), b. East Kingston, N. H., Feb. 21, 1740; m. . He 

d. ; res. Loudon, N. H., and . 

365. i. BETTY, b. Feb. 10, 1783. 

366. ii. SALLY, b. Nov. 23, 1784. 

367. iii. FANNY, b. Nov. 23, 1784- 

368. iv. TRUE, b. July 20, 1794; m. Befsey True. 

138. JOSIAH BACHELDER (Ebenezer, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, 
Stephen), b. East Kingston, N. H., Dec. 25, 1749; m. Oct. 22, 1778, Sarah Blake, 
Res. East Kingston, N. H. 

369. i. NANCY, b. Oct. 2, 1779. 

370. ii. DOLLY, b. Feb. 27, 1781. 

371. iii. RICHARD BOYNTON, b. March 27, 1783. 

372. iv. JOSIAH, b. May 15, 1785. 

I48X- ISAIAH BATCHELDER (Page, Benjamin, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, 

Stephen), b. about T750; m. . They removed to Warren, N. H. ; he 

was an early settler with Thomas Clark. About the close of the last century set- 
tled in Brad'ford, Vt., on the west side of Wright's Mountain. After residing there 
for twenty )-ears or more he moved to Springfield, Erie Co., Pa. He was quite 
fleshy, ruddy complexion a.nd was a good liver. He d. in Pa. ; res. Warren, N. H., 
Bradford, Vt., and Springfield, Pa. 

372)^. i. SAMUEL, b. about 1780; m. Jane Wilson. 

153. THEOPHILUS BATCHELDER (Theophilus, . Benjamin, Nathaniel, 
Nathaniel, Stephen), b. Kingston, N. H., 1742; m. in Kingston, N. H., May 9, 1763, 
Ann Sleeper; b. 1739; d. Phippsburg, Me., May 9, 1S21. Res. Troy and Phippsburg, 

JORDAN P., b. — ; m. Mehitable Batchelder and Susan Bracket. 

LYDIA, b. ; m. Carlton; res. Troy, Me. 

THEOPHILUS, b. in 1766; d. Oct. 3, 1845. 
JOSIAH, b. in 1765; m. Hannah — — — . 

154. DEA. TIMOTHY BATCHELDER (Theophilus, Benjamin, Nathaniel, 

Nathaniel, Stephen), b. Kensington, N. H., in 1744; m. Mary C. ; b. 1740; d. 

Dec. 17, 1817. He d. July 16, 1S16; res. Phippsburg, Me. 

377. i. EMERSON, b. in 1779; m. Lucy Marine. 

378. ii. TIMOTHY, b. ; m. Nancy Leathers. 

379. iii. MEHITABLE, b. 1774; m. Jordan P. Batchelder, son of Theophilus 


380. iv. ELIJAH, b. ; m. Sally Marsan. 

381. V. MARIA, b. ; m. Baker. 

155. NATHANIEL BATCHELDER (John, Stephen, Nathaniel. Nathaniel, 
Stephen), b. Hampton, N. H., May 26, 1726; m. Nov. 6, 1746, Abigail Philbrick, 
dau. of Nathan; b. Jan. 16, 1729, of Hampton. He d. ; res. Nottingham and Sea- 
brook, N. H. 

382. i. NATHANIEL, b. ; m. . 

383. ii. JONATHAN, b. 

384. iii. EPHRAIM, b. 

385. iv. JOHN, b. 
3S6. V. JOSIAH, b. 

387. vi. JOSEPH, b. 

388. vii. SIMON, b. 

157. JOHN BATCHELDER (John, Stephen, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Stephen), 
b. Nov. 9, 1729. Hampton, N. H. ; m. Oct. 7, 1743, Apphia Philbrick; b. Feb. 10, 
1733, dau. of Nathan. Res. Hampton and Nottingham, N. H. 

389. i. STEPHEN, bap. March 3, 1744. 

390. ii. BENJAMIN, b. ; m. . 

159. JAMES BATCHELDER (John, Stephen. Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Ste- 
phen), b. Hampton, N H., May 5, 1733; m. Mehitable Dalton, dau. of Timothy; b. 






Aug. 30, 1730; d. Dec. 22, 1819. He d. Feb. 6, 1810; res. Hampton, N. H., on the 
homestead at Little Boar's Head. 

391. i. JOHN, b. October, 1757; m. Mary Cotton. 

392. ii. Si\RAH, b. May 29, 1760. 

393. ill. HANNAH, b. March 29, 1766. 

394. iv. ELIZABETH, b. Aug. 29, 1771. 

395. V. STEPHEN, b. June 19, 1755; m. Sarah Cotton. 

161. PETER BATCHELDER (John, Steplien, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Ste- 
phen), b. June 28, 1737, Hampton, N. H. ; m. April i, 1762. Hannah Moulton, dau. 
of John; b. Nov. 22, 1741; d. 1775; m. 2d, 1776, Lydia Parker; b. 1751; d. 1844. 
Res. Hampton, N. H., and moved to Deerfield and finally to No. Yarmouth, Me. 

396. i. BENJAMIN, b. May 3, 1763; m. Caswell and Hannah Crosby. 

397. ii. OLIVE, b. March 29, 1765; m. Lieut. Amos Knowles; d. June 15, 

1858. He was m. Sept. 14, 1788, was son of Amos; was b. Feb. 9, 
1752, and d. Aug. 26, 1810. Res. on the old homestead at Hamp- 
ton. Ch. : I. Amos, b. June 30, 17S9; m. Dorothy Drake and 
Sarah Perkins. 2. Jonathan, b. Feb. 6, 1791; d. unm. Nov. 16, 
1817. 3. Abigail, b. April 3, 1793; m. Jeremian Marston. 4. 
Moses, b. October, 1795; d. Jan, 7, 1796. 5. Jesse, b. Feb. 20, 
1797; m. Miriam Leavitt. 6. Lucy, b. Sept. 14, 1799; m. Jonathan 
Garland. 7. Levi, b. Jan. 30, 1802; d. Sept. 29, 1803. 8. David, 
b. Sept. 24, 1S05; m. Eunice Conant. 

398. iii. SIMON, b. Jan. 7, 1769; lived at No. Yarmouth, Me. 

399. iv. JOHN, b. Aug. 15, 1770; lived at Exeter. 

400. v. ELIZABETH, b.1773; d. Feb. 12, 1774. 

401. yi. WILLIAM, b. January, 1777; m. Dolly Gray and Mrs. Parma R. 


402. vii. JAMES, b. ; m. Susannah Marston; had 3 ch. : Joseph, Ben- 

jamin and Matilda; res. Portland, Me. 

403. viii. LOVE, b. ; m. James Ordway and Robert Gray; ch. : Thos. 

G. Ordway and Levina ; m. Mitchell ; res. Bath. 

162. INCREASE BATCHELDER (John, Stephen, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, 

Stephen), b. Hampton, N. H., May 6, 1739; ™- • R^s. Hampton and 

, N. H. 

404. i. INCREASE, b. about 1775; m. Deborah Tillotson; he d. in Berlin, 

Vt., March 23, 1850. Ch. : i. Susanna, b. Aug. 19, 1776; m. Jan. 
24, 1826, Elam Lucius Conant; b. June 14, 1798; d. Barnet, Vt, 
July 9, 1878. She d. at Peacham, June 10, 1855. Ch. : i. A dau. 
b. Dec. 21, 1826; d. Dec. 22, 1826; 2. A son b. Jan. 28; d. Feb. 10, 
1828; 3. Malachi A., b. Feb. 15, 1829; d. Dec. 2, 1830: 4. A son b. 
May 14, 1830; d. same day; 5. Susan A., b. June 10, 1831; res. 
East Farnham. P. Q. ; 6. Lucius M. A., b. April 21. 1833; res. E. 
F. ; 7. Rovilla P., b. Oct. 23, 1835; res. E. F. , 8. Dorinda E, b. 
Aug. 16, 1840; d. Jan. 25, 1867. 2. Mary Tillotson, b. May 25, 
1806; m. Oct. 21, 1827, Matthew W. M. Conant; b. June 7, 1807; 
res. Boston, Mass. She d. in Berlin, March 14, 1834, and he m. 
again. Ch. : i. Amelia Maria, b. April 13, 1828; m. Haw- 
ley, and d. in Beloit, Wis., in October, 1833; 2. Edmund, b. Dec. 
27, 1S29; 3. A dau., b. March 25; d. April 9, 1S32; 4. Estes, b. 
March 8, 1833; unm.; res. Chelsea, Vt. 




THOMAS TILLOTSON, b. July 2, 1798; m. March 18. 1834, Praxo 
Theresa Hibbard; b. Feb. 16, 181 5; d. Aug. 5. 1877. He was a 
farmer and millwright, and d. Nov. 15, 1866; res. Brome, Quebec. 
Ch. : A. Mary Eleanor, b. June 18, 1835; m. March 14, 1854, Erie 
Jewell; she d. April 19, 1871. He was b. East i^arnham, P. Q., 
May 29, 1829. was a farmer, and d. May 3. 1882, at Stanstead, P. 
Q. Ch. : I. Lucia, b. 12th, 1859; Feb. 8, 1883; 2. Medora, b. May 

19, 1867; m. Richardson; res. Stanstead; 3. Eliza, b. Dec. 

I, 1857; Aug. II, 1859; 4. Lillis, b. Nov. 30, 1862; March 11, 1869; 

5. Mary, b. May 17, 1870; m. Vernal; res. Brome Centre, 

P. Q. ; 6. Nettie, b. March 27, 1856; m. Dec. 7, 1874, John Dou- 










gall; b. Dec. 7, 1844; res. Cowansville, P. Q. Ch. : a Edward 
Dougall, Aug. 7, 1877, Cowansville, Que.; b Agnes Dougall, Oct. 
6, 1879, Cowansville, Que. ; c Fenton Dougall, Aug. 30, 1887, 
Cowansville, Que. B. Eliza Jane, b. Feb. 6, 1844; m. in 1872, 
Avery Moses Bourne; b. July 31, 1848; was a farmer; res. Sweets- 
burg, Canada. Ch. : i. Praxo A. Bourne, b. Dec. 8, 1874. 2. 
Stella T. Bourne, b. Sept. 17, 1878. 3. Praxo, d. Dec. 8, 1874. 
C. George Tillson, b. May 8, 1848; m. June i, 1873; res. Sweets- 
burg, Quebec. He d. Dec. 3, 1894. A dau. is Maude Batchelder; 
res. S. D. Hiram Alpheus, b. Jan. 3, 1853; rn- Sept. 11, 1878, 
and d. Jan. 25, 1895. A child is Mrs. Maud Wentworth, of West- 
ville, N. H. E. Garol Gates, b. March 31, 1863; m. April 27, 
1893, Alice J. Richardson; b. May 13, 1870. He is in the wood 
and coal business. Res. Haverhill, Mass., 104 Portland st. i. 
Lois Garoiine, b. Jan. 30, 1894. 

164. JOSIAH BATCHELDER (John, Stephen, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Ste- 
phen), b. March 7, 1745, No. Hampton, N. H. ; m. Dec. 6, 1770, Abigail Cotton, dau. 
of Thomas. He d. April 5, 1803; res. Little River, N. H. 

JOHN. b. in 1771; m. Sally . 

COMFORT, b. about 1773; m. John Lamphey, a farmer, of Kens- 
ington, N. H. Ch. : John; m. his cousin, Olive Wells, and had i. 
Warren, res Kensington, N. H. 2. Sarah Jane. 3. Emily. The 
inother Alive, res. in K. ae 94. 

JOSIAH MOULTON, b. about 1775; m. . 

POLLY, b. Oct. 1777; m. Wells, and 2d, Elijah Shaw, of 

Kensington, N. H. Ch. : i. Olive Wells; m. her cousin John 
Lamprey, of Kensington. 2. Nathaniel Shaw; d. ae 21. 3. 
Abigail; m. Rev. J. C. Blodgett, of Kensington, N. H. She is 84. 

EDWARD CHAPMAN, b. April 17, 1778; m. Nancy Philbrick. 

ABIGAIL, b. about 1779; d. unm. 

ELIZABETH, b. about 1781 ; m. Josiah Perkins, a tailor and farmer 
of Rye, N. H., and had i. James; 2. Nancy, and 3. Louis. Mor- 
ris, of Rye, is a son of Louis. 

416. viii. JAMES, b. about 1783. He was a seaman, sailed from Newbury- 

port on a voyage and was never heard from again ; unm. 

165. DEA. STEPHEN BATCHELDER (Stephen, Stephen, Nathaniel, Na- 
thaniel, Stephen), b. Hampton, N. H.,Dec. II, i72i;m Elizabeth Tucker; d. January, 
1781; m. 2d, Fanny Mushaway; b. Portsmouth, May, 1754; d. April 9, 1834. He d. 
Feb. 18, 1796; res. Deerfield, N. H. 

417. i. HANNAH, b. Feb. 12, 1748; m. Daniel Currier. (Benjamin*, 

Daniel-'^, Thomas^, Richard^, who came from Eng. to Salisbury, 
Mass., 1640; b May 3, 1^17 ) When fifteen years of age he moved 
to Deerfield. There he was town or parish clerk in 1780, was 
selectman for many years. In 1776 he signed the paper to sup- 
port the Colonies and defend them against England. She d. Dec. 
15, 1810. Ch : I. Benjamin, b. March 25, 1769; m. Jemima Page 

(had 9 ch.). 2. Daniel, b. Dec. 6, 1770; ist, m. Tilton, of 

Deerfield; had True, b. March 10, 1795; Sally, b. Sept. i, 1799; m. 

John Pumell, May 4, 1817; 2d, m. Merrill; 3d, Jemima 

Currier. 3. Hannah, b. April 13, 1773; m. Michael Doten. 4. 
Stephen, b. Feb. 7, 1777; m. Lois Currier (cousin; had 12 ch.). 
5. Enoch, b. March 6, 1779; m. dau. of Benjamin Batchelder at 
Bridgewater, N. H. (had 6 ch.). 6. James, b. Feb. 15, 1781; m. 

Jemima — (had 2 ch.); a John L. ; m. Betsey Stevens, of 

Deerfield, N. H., and b Mary Ann; m. Theophilus Stevens. 7. 
Betsey, b. Dec. 12, 1782; m. Stephen Sargent, of Warner, N. H. 
8. Jonathan, b. March 3, 1783; m. — — — Kelley (moved to New 
Brunswick). 9. The<"date, b. March 30, 1785; m. James Gilman, 
Feb. 3, 1814 (Merideth, N. H.). 10. Joseph, b. Nov. 19, 1787; was 
steward on "Wasp" 1812, and lost at sea. 11. Nathaniel, b. Oct. 
3, 1789; m. Polly Clifford (moved to Me., and was killed by a fall- 
ing tree in 1828). 
















418. ii. BETSEY, b. Deerfield in 1749; ™. Joel Cram; b. Hampton Falls, 

N. H., 1743; res. Deerfield. She d. October, 1784. In 1789 he 
moved to Meredith and m. again. 

419. iii. JANE; d. young. 

420. iv. DEBORAH, b. Nov. 30, 1752; m. Joseph Cram. He was b. at 

Hampton Falls, N. H., June 24, 1750; she d. Dec. 31, 1829. He 
served in the Rev. War in Capt. Nathan Sanborn's Company; 
settled in Deerfield 1772-3, was a good citizen and d. April 17, 
T841. Ch. : I. Elizabeth, b. Jan. 24, 1782; m. Lieut. Edmund C. 
Lane, Nov. 28, 1805; d. Aug. 14, 1853. (Lane was born in Deer- 
field, Jan. 7, 1780; was son of Dea. Noah Lane. He d. May 5, 
1865, aged 85 years). 2. Jonathan, b. Nov. 3, 1788; m. Rachel 
Lane. Dec. i, 1S07, dau. of Dea. Noah, wife Rachel; d. Nov. 2, 
1868; he d. April 11, 1859. 

421. V. JANE, b. March 8, 1755; m. April 22, 1779, James Brown; she d. 

July 17, 1826. Ch. : i. Thomas, b. May 23, 1780, (lived in Wilmot, 
N. H. ; d. 1849). 2. Stephen, b. Aug. 10, 1783, (lived in Wilmot, 
N. H. ; d. 1866). 3. James, b. July 22, 1791; unm. ; d. June 22, 
1869. 4. Jane, b. July 21, 1798; unm.; d. Nov. 29, 1868. 

422. vi. PHEBE, b. 1758; m. April 28, i8o6, Enoch Roby; she d. Oct. 8, 1816. 

423. vii. STEPHEN, b. Feb. 12, 1760; m. Jane Page. 

424. viii. JAMES, b. Aug. 15, 1762; m. Sarah Philbrick. 

425. ix. HANNAH, b. Feb. 4, 176S; m. April 17, 1796, Joseph Hoyt of D. 

Joseph F. Hoyt, b. 1773; m. and moved to Chelsea, Vt., about 1800, 
afterwards to Cobot, Vt. ; d. about 1849. He served one year in 
the last war with Great Britain. 

426. X. ELEANOR, b. April i, 1765; m. Jan. 7. 1796. Moses French of D. ; 

she d. May 4, 1830. Ch. : i. Samuel, b. Nov. 28, 1787 (by a former 
marriage). 2. Smith, b. Dec. 17, 1798; m. Anna True Philbrick; 
b. April 19, iSoi ; d. Dec. 15, 1855; d. April 14, 1868. 3. Phebe, 
b. Aug. 17, 1800; m. Samuel Lane; d. Jan. 25, 1826. 4. Moses, 
Jr., b. Oct. 26, 1802; m. Hannah Philbrick; d. Nov. 14, 1827. 

427. xi. FRANCIS, b. 1784; d. 1787. 

428. xii. MARY, b. April 5, 1786; m. Joseph Allen, of Deerfield, son of 

Josiah, of AUenstown, N. H. ; shed. May 5, 1829. Ch. : i. Frances 
B., b. Dec. 13, 1816; unm.; d. Oct. 21, 1895. 2. Joseph H., b. 
Sept. 2, 1818; m. Hannah D. Griffin; d. Jan. 26, 1865. (He died 
on cars in 111. while returning from the army. ) 3. Abner J., b. 
Sept. 9, 1820; m. Eliza J. Robinson, April 25, 1851; 2d, Julia Rob- 
inson. 4. Louisa A., b. Jan. 2, 1822; unm.; d. June 23, 1843. 5. 
John L., b. Nov. 25, 1823; m. May 3, 1854, Mary E. Rand, of Sun- 
cook, N. H. 6. Mary A., b. Dec. 24, 1825; m. Alva B. Collins, 
Danville, N. H. 7. Malvina B., b. Oct. 21, 1827; m. Andrew J. 
French, of Pembroke, N. H. ; d. Feb. 7, 1863. Joseph and Mary 
their first born (twins) lived only three months. 

430. xiii. BETSEY, b. April 5, 1786; m. Enoch Dearborn; res. Greenland- m. 

2d, David Blake, of Hampton, N. H. She res. in Greenland, N. 
H., and d. Feb. 21, 1848. Ch. : i. Mary Ann Dearborn, b. April 
16, 1819; d. unm., Dec. 16, 1888. Blake had 8 ch. by his first wife, 
but none by Betsey Dearborn Batchelder. Blake was b. May 7, 
1777; d. March 17, 1837. 

431. xiv. FRANCIS, b. April 18, 1788; m. Nancy Cram, Sarah Kollock and 

Mrs. Emeline Merrill. 

432. XV. BENJAMIN P., b. May 21, 1790; m. Mary Neal. 

433. xvi. SARAH MUSHAWAY, b. July 29, 1793; m. Feb. 10, 1814, Ezra 

Allen; she d. April 5, 1846. He was son of Josiah, of AUenstown. 
Ezra Allen was born July 17, 1790, and d. Dec. 31, 1865. His wife 
d. Aprils, 184b. Ch. : i. Benjamin F., b. Jan. 25, 1815; m. ist, Har- 
riet Harding. Nov. t8, 1841 ; d. April 12, 1887; m. 2d, Elizabeth 
H. Kittredge. 2. *Sarali Mushaway, b. Dec. 19, 1816; m. John 
Corliss (d. Nov. 5, 1887), of Concord, March i, 1848; d. Nov. 29, 
1895. 3. Stephen Batchelder, b. Dec. 2, 1818; d. Oct. 27, 1846. 4. 
Josiah Crosby, b. Oct. 21, 1821; m. Anna Maria Phillips, Aug. 4, 

*John A. Corliss, designer and engraver in Chicago, is a son. 


1846; d. Feb. 23, 1895. 5. Anna Dearborn, b. Feb. 21, 1823; m. 
Albon H. Bailey, July 19, 1843; d. March 22, 1863. 6. Daniel 
Caverno, b. March 24, 1825; m. Susan Rebecca Chaffin, April 17, 
1849. 7. James Batchelder, b. Dec. 19, 1826; unm. ; d. March 12, 
1893. 8. Henry Ezra, b. Aug. 2, 1829; m. Mary Silva, Sept. 3, 
1848; d. Oct. 3, 1854. 9- Mary Frances, b. April 23, 1831; m. Ben 
F. Dunklee, Jan. 23, 1851; d. June 29, 1885. 10. John Nelson, b. 
June 2, 1832; m. Harriet M. Bacon, Feb. 14, 1856; d. Dec. 18, 
i8g2. II. Roxanna Merrill, b. Dec. 18, 1834; m. Frank S. Enas, 
Jan. I, 1871. 

169. CORP. NATHANIEL BATCHELDER (Stephen, Stephen. Nathaniel, 
Nathaniel, Stephen), b. No. Hampton, N. H., June g, 1732; m. Mary Longfellow; 
she was b. 1735 ; d. 18 14; was a niece of Gen. Joseph Longfellow and sister of Sally 
Longfellow, the wife of Gen. Joseph Cilley, both officers in the Revolutionary 
Army from N. H. 

Nathaniel was one of the first settlers in that part of Nottingham (N. H.), now 
Deerfield, and lived in that section called the Parade, not far from the Garrison 
house built by his father-in-law, Jonathan Longfellow, who was the first to settle 
there, and built the garrison about 1740, which remained standing till after the 
Revolution, when it was torn down by Simon Marston, who bought the farm of Mr. 
Longfellow in 1765, when he left the town and moved to Nova Scotia, but soon re- 
turned and settled at Machias, Me. 

Mr. Longfellow is said to have paid for the place with slaves; at any rate, it is 
well authenticated that he owned slaves and gave some to his daughters, Mrs. Cilley 
and Mrs. Batchelder, who were the only members of his family who did not move to 
Nova Sc3tia. 

The descendants of Simon Marston still own the place, and keep as a choice 
historical relic an iron ring which was fastened to a post in the garrison, to which it 
is said Mr. Longfellow was accustomed to tie his slaves when it was necessary to 
punish them. When Mr. Marston tore down the old garrison he took this ring and 
fastened it to a post in his barn, where it now is. 

This garrison is described by those who saw it as the first house built in the 
town. Jt was very long and wide, but very low, containing three large rooms and 
two smaller sleeping rooms; it was of hewn timbers and the rooms were ceiled at 
the top and sides, except the kitchen. During the Indian raids it had a stockade of 
timber enclosing a large yard; a lookout was placed upon the top of the house for 
the purpose of firing upon the Indians; the gate of the stockade was fastened on the 
inside by a heavy iron bar. The neighbormg settlers were accustomed to gather 
here for safety in times of danger from the Indians. 

One of the traditions is that Nathaniel Batchelder and his wife and two chil- 
dren, one of whom was Senator Morrill's grandmother, were obliged to flee to her 
father's garrison house under the following circumstances: One night in midwinter, 
while the husband and children were sleeping and the wife was knitting by the 
bright firelight, she heard a noise in front of the house; she hastily covered the fire 
and awakened her husband. It soon became apparent that Indians were at the 
front door. Knowing that it would be folly to attempt to defend their home, they 
took the children, and a gun, and made their way from the back of the house to the 
forest, through which thev fled to the garrison house. When they reached there 
she was so overcome with fatigue and cold that she fainted at the door. They nar- 
rowly escaped death, as the Indians burnea the house soon after the inmates 

Feb. 23, 1756, a petition, headed bj^ Jonathan Longfellow, and signed by twenty- 
four others, among whom was Nathaniel Batchelder, was presented to Gov. Went- 
worth, requesting him to set oflf the "Sow west pa'-t of Nottingham" as a new town; 
it had been set off as a parish in 1750; but the Governor did not grant this request 
till June 17, 1765, when the sentiment for division became so strong that the people 
in the other part of the town consented to it, and probably the Governor was paid a 
good sum for his signature to the order establishing the new town, for he was not 
accustomed to do such acts gratuitously. Moreover, Batchelder killed a nice, fat 
deer and presented it to Gov. Wentworth while the negotiations were going on ; 
this circumstance is said to have been the cause of naming the new town "Deer- 
field." the Governor was so pleased with his present. 

For some time previous to the fight at Lexington and Concord, the people of 
Nottingham and Deerfield were accustomed to meet from time to time at Notting- 


ham Square for drill in military tactics. The square is about three miles from the 
Deerfield Parade ; the former was the home of the Cilleys and Henry Dearborn, 
then a young doctor there, the Bartletts dnd the Butlers. Dearborn was captain of 
the company and Nathaniel Batchelder was a member of it. When news of the 
fight on the 19th of April, 1775, reached Nottingham, as it did in the afternoon of 
that day, this company of patriots speedily rendezvoused at the Square, and at 
early twilight started for Massachusetts, arriving at Medford by sunrise the next 
morning, April 20, having traveled with their guns and equipments a distance of 
50 miles in 12 hours. Every man was on foot, and reported ready for duty if there 
was any fighting to be done. Other companies got there in quick time, but the 
Nottingham company beat the record for fast marching. 

Captain Dearborn's company was on the right of Col. Stark's regiment at the 
battle of Bunker Hill, and Nathaniel Batchelder, who was a tall, black haired, black 
eyed man, was at or near the head of the company. They were behind the rail 
fence which was covered with the new mown grass; Captain Dearborn's men were 
intent on cutting down the officers in the British line. When any of them discov- 
ered oae he would instantly exclaim; "There, see that officer! let us have a shot at 
himl" Then two or three would fire at the same moment and the officer was sure 
to fall. 

During the battle an officer was discovered to mount near the position of Gen. 
Howe, on the left of the British line, immediately in front of Dearborn's company; 
he rode toward the left of Col. Stark's regiment; the men said: "There, there ! 
see that officer on horseback; let us fire!" The commander, Col. Stark, said: "No, 
not yet; wait until he gets to that knoll — now!" when they fired, and he instantly 
fell dead from his horse. It proved to be Major Pitcairn, the distinguished British 
officer. Nathaniel Batchelder was one of the men who fired when Pitcairn fell; it 
may have been his bullet that killed him. 

Nathaniel Batchelder's children were tall, well proportioned and handsome, 
especially the daughters, with black hair and black eyes, according to the traditions 
of the family. The daughters were the belles of the town, most estimable women, 
and very fond of dancing. 

He was a resident of Deerfield, N. H., and at the breaking out of the Revolu- 
tionary War enlisted with his sons in the Continental Army. He was killed, with 
his son, Stephen, in the Battle of Bennington. 

Nathaniel Batchelder was in Capt. Henry Deaborn's company in Col. John 
Stark's regiment in August, 1775, at Bunker Hill. 

Nathaniel Batchelder was a soldier in Capt. Levi Spaulding's company in 
April. 1775. 

Nathaniel Batchelder was a soldier in Capt. Norris' company from June 15, 
1775. He was a farmer, was born in 1730, and resided in Deerfield. Later he en- 
listed in Col. McClary's regiment for three years. Later was a corporal in Capt. 
Daniel Gordon's company m Col. Gilman's regiment, to re-inforce the Continental 
Armv in New York in 1778. 

Nathaniel Batchelder married Mary Longfellow, who was daughter of Jonathan 
Longfellow, and his wife Mary Clark, who was son of Nathan Longfellow and his 
wife Mary Greene, who was son of William Longfellow and his wife Ann Sewall, 
sister of the distinguished Judge Samuel Sewall, who hung several witches at 
Salem, Mass. William Longfellow was the immigrant from England, where he 
was born in 1657 and came to this country about 1677. His ancestors there have 
been traced back to 1490. 

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, the poet, was third cousin to Mrs. Capt. Scales, 
he being son of Stephen, who was son of Stephen, who was son of Stephen, who was 
son of Stephen, who was son of William Longfellow, the immigrant. 

Nathaniel Batchelder was a soldier in the Revolution ; he fought at the battle 
of Bunker Hill in Capt. (afterwards General) Henry Dearborn's company. Col. 
Stark's regiment, stationed at the rail fence. He served in other campaigns, end- 
ing with the battle of Bennington, in August, 1777, where he died. His son Ste- 
phen also was in the same company with the father and gave up his life at Ben- 

From Granite Monthly, Vol. 2, p. 206: "Nathaniel Batchelder, who was a 
brother-in-law of Col. Cilley (Joseph of Nottingham) fought in the battle of Bunker 
Hill, under Capt. Dearborn and was Adjutant in Col. Drake's regiment, which did 
brave service in the battle of Stillwater, Saratoga, and the surrender of Burgoyne. 
He died of fever at Valley Forge, March 18, 1778." 

After her husband's death Mrs. Nathaniel Batchelder always resided with Mrs. 


Benj. True. Her father, Jonathan, was one of the earliest settlers in Nottingham, 
now Deerfield, and was one of the most important men in the town and very active 
in all public affairs. He was owner of several negro slaves, some of whom came 
directly from the wiids of Africa. He d., killed in Battle Bennington, 1777; res. 
Deerfield, N. H. 

434. i. DEBORAH, b. ; m. Sept. 30, 1795, in Deerfield, Samuel Til- 

ton; res. Deerfield, N. H. Ch. : i. Polly, d. young. 2. Josiah B., 
b. May 28, 1799; m. Nancy Adams. 3. Samuel S. ; res. Newbury, 
Mass. 4. True; d. young. 5. Nathaniel; d. young. 6. Sarah 
A.; m. Andrew Leighton ; res. Northwood, N. H. 7. Joseph T. ; 
m. Fernald. 

435. ii. SALLY, b. March 12, 1766; m. Oct. 24, 1786, in Deerfield, Joseph 

True; she d. April 10, 1842. They res. in Deerfield, N. H., until 
1820, when they moved to Maine, near Bangor. Ch. : i. Betsey, 
b. May 20, 1787; m. Joseph Jenness. 2. Abraham, b. June 8, 
1793; m. Sally Fogg. 3. Sall3% b. Feb. 16, 1797; m. Peter Jenness, 
res. Portsmouth, N. H. 4. Joseph; removed to Maine. 5. Poll)^ 
b. Feb. 12, 1805; m. Thos. Jenness; res. Bangor, Me. 6. Nancy, 
b. Dec. 21, 1809; removed to Maine. 

436. iii. MOLLY, b. April 29, 1761; m. Nov. 5, 1782, Benjamin True; b. 

May 2, 1760; accidentally killed by a stage pole Aug. 22, i8o6. 
He was a carpenter by trade, but from 1796 to his death kept 
tavern, which his wife conducted afterwards; res. Deerfield. 
Ch. : I. Abraham, b. Oct. g, 1783; d. Aug. 5, 1786. 2. Nathaniel, 
b. May 2, 1785; d. Aug. 10, 1785. 3. Polly, b. Sept. 7, 1787; m- 
Hon. Bradbury Bartell. He was a prominent citizen, was Judge 
of Probate, State Senator. Among their ch. was Benj. T. , a mer- 
chant in St. Louis, Mo., and Rufus F. , merchant in Keokuk, la. 
4. Sally, b. Oct. 25, 1789; m. Edward B. Nealley; 10 ch. 5. 
Nancy, b. Dec. 25, 1791; m. Cogswell Dudley; a son was True 
Dudley, a banker in Chicago. 6. Hannah, b. Feb. 7, 1794; m. 
Josiah Bartell. He was Lieut, in War of 1812, one of the N. H. 
State Councilors. Had 12 ch. ; res. Lee. 7. Marcy, b. Aug. 23, 
1796; m. Nicholas Darrell, of Lee; she d. Oct. 21, 1840. 8. Ben- 
jamin, b. Aug. 16, 1802; m. Hannah Payne, of Boston; he d. in 
Chelsea, Mass. 9. Betsey, b. Jan. 11, 1805; ni. Dec. 28, 1828. 
Capt. Samuel Scales, of Nottingham. He was selectman, repre- 
sentative in the legislature, captain in the militia and Justice of 
the Peace. He was b. July 18, 1800, in Nottingham, and d. in 
Lee, 1877. He was son of Samuel Scales, b. 1778; son of Samuel 
Scales, b. 1754; son of Abraham Scales, b. 1718, son of Matthew 

Scales, b. ; son of William Scales, b. ; son of William 

Scales, immigrant from England to Salem, Mass., 1636, settled at 
Rowley soon after he came here. Matthew and his brother, Wil- 
liam, were the first settlers of Yarmouth, now Portland, Me., where 
they were killed by Indians in 1725. Capt. Samuel's son John m. 
Oct. 25, 1865, Ellen Tasker; b. May 30, 1843; res. Dover, N. H. 

John Scales was born in Nottingham, N. H., Oct. 6, 1835. He 
worked on the farm with his father till 18 j^ears of age, when not 
attending school. He was educated in the common schools, 
Strafiiord and Pembroke Academies, and completed his fitting for 
college at Colby Academy, New London, N. H. He graduated 
from Dartmouth College in 1863, ranking in the Phi Beta section 
of his class. From 1864 till 1880 he was engaged in teaching at 
Wolfeborough, Gilmanton Academies and Franklin Academy in 
Dover, N. H., in which profession he met with good success and 
took high rank. Since 1880 he has been a journalist, being editor 
and part owner of the Daily Republican and the Dover Enquirer 
(weekly), of Dover, N. H. These papers rank among the best and 
ablest "in the State. Mr. Scales has been Trustee of the State 
Normal School and is a member of the School Committee of 
Dover. He is a member of the ]\Iasonic Fraternity, being a 
Knight Templar, and of the 32 degree Scottish Rite. He is also 
an Odd Fellow of high degree. He is a member of the First 
Church in Dover, which was organized in 1C38. He is a member 


of the New Hampshire Society of the Sons of the American Revo- 
lution. Oct. 20, 1865, he was married to Miss Ellen Tasker, 
daughter of Dea. Alfred Tasker, of Strafford, N. H. They have 
two sons living; Burton True, b. Aug. 10, 1873, who graduated 
from Dartmouth College in 1895, and is now engaged in newspa- 
per work with his father. Robert Leigh ton, b. June 20, 1880, he 
IS now a member of Dover High School and will enter Dartmouth 
College in the fall of 1897. 

437. iv. NANCY, b. — ■ ; m. Abraham True, Jr. ; b. July 15, 1755; d. July 

15, 1828; res. Chichester, N. H., and had nine ch. Abraham, Ben- 
jamin and Joseph were brothers. Three sisters m. three brothers. 

438. V. HANNAH, b. ; m. Joseph Kennerson, of Deerfield. 

439. vi. ilARY, b. ; m. Smith Morrill. He d. in Strafford, Vt., ae 

93, a native of Chichester, N. H. His wife also d. in Strafford. 
Ch. : I. Nathaniel, b. Chichester, N. H. ; m. in Strafford, Mary 
Hunt; b. April 15, 1788; he d. July 29, 1854. Ch. : a Justin Smith, 
b. Strafford, Vt, April 14, 1810; m. in Easton, Mass., 1851, Ruth 
B. Swan; b. June 11, 1821. Res. Washington, D. C. Ch. : i. 
- James S., b. Oct. 8, 1857. 

Hon. Justin Smith Morrill, the senior member of the United 
States Senate, was born in Strafford, Vt. He received a common 
school education and engaged in mercantile pursuits until 1848, 
when he turned his attention to agriculture. He was elected to 
Congress as a Republican and five times re-elected, serving from 
Dec. 3, 1855, until March 3, 1867. He was the author of the Mor- 
rill tariff of 1 861 and acted as chairman of the committee of ways 
and means in 1864-5. He was elected Li^nited States Senator from 
Vermont in 1867, and has been re-elected continuously since. He 
is the author of "Self Consciousness of Noted Persons," Boston, 

440. vii. ANOTHER DAU., d. unm. 

441. viii. NATHANIEL, b. in 1763; m. Mary Libby and Mary Elizabeth 


442. ix. STEPHEN, b. in 1757; d. unm. 1777. He was killed in the Battle 

of Bennington in Rev. war. Stephen Batcheldor of Deerfield, was 
in Capt. Ware's company in Col. J^IcClary's regt. in 1777, and later 
in Col. Scammel's regt. 

171. DAVID BACHELDER (Simon, Stephen, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Stephen), 
b. Kensington, N. H., May 30, 1744; m. Aug. 11, 1763, Sarah Prescott; she d. 
soon after; m. 2d, Aug. 26, 1765, Ann Page; b. Apr. 20, 1744; dau. of Abraham 
and Sarah (Clifford), d. May 5, 1808. He -^-as a farmer. He d. Jan. 10, 1822; res. 
Deerfield, N. H. 

DAVID, b. Aug. 16, 1766; m. Nancy Willey and Lydia Scribner. 

SARAH, b. 1768; d. infancy. 

SIMEON, b. 1770; m. Eleanor Hayes and Eliza Pickering. 

HANNAH, b. 1772; m. June 6, 1778, Benjamin Philbrick. 

TIMOTHY, b. 1774; m. Sally Abbott. 

176. COL. JEREMIAH BACHELDER (Jeremiah, Stephen, Nathaniel, Na- 
thaniel, Stephen), b. Kensington, N. H., Sept. 19, 1740; m. Aug. 22, 1765, Sarah 
Page; she d. Dec. 24, 1824. He d. Feb. i, 1818; res., Kensington, N. H. 

448. i. JEREMIAH, b. in 1772; m. Betsey Robinson. 

182. JOHN BATCHELDER (Samuel, Samuel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Stephen), 
b. Sept. 7, 1741; m. Sarah Murray, b. 1749; d. Nov. 7, 1S09. John Batchelder, with 
his brother Increase, were the first settlers in Northwood. They erected a log 
house in the clearing in 1763. They subsequently erected a frame house, the first 
one built in the town. He d. June 6, 1812; res. Northwood, N. H. 

449. i. SAML^EL, b. May 14, 1775; m. Sally Shelburne. 

450. ii. WILLIAM, b. ; m. Hannah Demeritt; res. Nottingham; had 

7 ch. ; des. is J. M. P. ; res., Manchester. 

451. iii. JOSIAH. b. ; m. Deborah Durgin; res. Nottingham; des. is 

Mary E. Smith, Pittsfield, N. H. 

452. iv. JONATHAN, b. ; res. Meredith, N. H. 

453. V. SALLY, b. ; d. unm. 












(United States Senator from Vermont) 

.454. vi. HANNAH, b ; m. Colcord; res. Lee, N. H. ; 4 ch. 

455. vii. OLIVE, b. — • ; m. John Furber; had 5 ch. 

456. viiL LUCY, b. ; m. Furber. 

457. IX. JOHN, b. Feb. 20, 1793; m. Dorcas Demeritt. 

183. DEA. INCREASE BATCHELDER (Samuel, Samuel, Nathaniel, Na- 
thaniel, Stephen), b. Dec. 28, 1743; m. Feb. 20, 1770, Anna Taylor, of North Ilamp- 
ton; b. 1743; d. July 7, 1827. He d. July 7, 1827; res. Northwood, N. H. 

45S. i. JAMES, b. ; a dau. of his was Mrs. Martha Sherburne, who 

res. in Northwood, where he died. 
* 459. ii. JOHN, b. Dec. 9, 1776; m. Betsey Sherburn and Sally Davis. 


460. iii. BETSEY, b. ; m. John Batchelder (Seej. 

461. iv. ABIGAIL, b. . 

462. V. MARY. b. ; m. Abraham Batchelder. 

463. vi. FANNY, b. . 

464. vii. JACOB, b. ; m. Nancy Sherburn. 

465. viii. INCREASE, b. in 1781; m, Elizabeth Hooker. 

184. JOSIAH BATCHELDER (Samuel, Samuel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel Steph- 
en), b. Hampton, N. H., Feb. 25, 1746; m. Murray. He d. April 7, 1803; res. 

Northvvood. N. H. 

466. i. JOHN, b. Aug. 22, 1786; m. Nancy Johnson. 

467. ii. AND OTHERS. 

186. ABRAHAM BATCHELDER (Samuel, Samuel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, 
Stephen) ,b. Aug. 13, 1750, Hampton, N. H. ; m. Dec. 1773, Abigail Buzzell, dau. of 
John, of Barrington ; d. July 11, 1802; m., 2d, Jan., 1804, Hannah Cohiwell, of B. ; 
d. March 8, 1849, He was one of the i^our first settlers of Northwood. He d. March 
10, 1833; res. Northwood. N. H. 

463. i. ABIGAIL, b. Jan. 22, 1774; m. Joseph Batchelder, son of Increase. 
He res. with his father and d. s. p. She d. June 2, 1S66. 

469. ii. MARY, b. July 22. 1775; d. unm. June 5, 1866. 

470. iii. JOHN, b. July 27, 1777; m. Betsey Batchelder and Mrs. Mary (San- 

born) Folsom. 

471. iv. BETSEY, b. Feb. i, 1779: m. Dea. John Chesley. She d. July 7, 

1862; res. N. I. Samuel, b. Dec. 29, 1798; m. Lydia Yeaton and 
res. Nottingham, d. s. p. 2. Susanna, b. March 16, 1800; d. April 
17, 1801. 3. Sallj^ b. Sept. 21, i8or; m. Smith Batchelder, 3 ch., 
Eliza, Mary and Samuel. 4. Henry, b. Aug. 26, 1803; m. Hannah 
Tasker and Sarah Blanchard ; 7 ch. 5. Abigail, b. Jan. 12, 1805; 
« m. David McCrillis; res. Nottingham: 3 ch. 6. David, b. Oct. 14, 
1806; m. Jane Kelsey; 3 ch., Wm., Geo. and Edith. 7. Jane, b. 
Jan 8, 1809; m. Henry Haley. 8. Eliza, b. Aug. 20, 1810; m. Rev. 
Geo. W. Ashby. 9 Mary, b. Dec. 25, 1812; d., ae. 12, May 22, 
1824. 10. Lucy, b. March 27, 1816; m. Jeremiah Tasker; 3 ch., 
Sarah W., Orrin and Lucy. 11. Susan, May 4, 1820; m. Wm. P. 
Bennett; 7 ch.. John P., Chas. B., ]\Iary, Abbie, Edwin, Bell, 

472. V. ABRAHAM, b. Mar. 21, 1780; m. Mary Batchelder and Betsey Hoitt. 

473. VI. SOLOMON, b. Feb. 7, 1782; m. Hannah Watson and Fannie Stevens. 

474. vii. SAMUEL, b. June 2. 1784; d. June 24, 1793. 

475. viii. NATHANIEL, b. May 16, 1786: m. Patience Page and Mrs. (Neal) 


476. ix. MEHITABLE, b. Nov. 19, 1788; m. Wm. Snell, of Lee; res. 

there. She d. i88(?). i. Abraham, m. Olive Gear; res. Lee; 5 ch. 
2. Susan, m. Mr. Hodgdon; res. Lee; 2 ch. 3. William, m. and 
res. Mass. 4. Alfred; m. Miss Page; res. Lee; 6 ch. 5. Abby, 
m. Smith Emerson; res. Newmarket; 4 ch. 

477. X. SALLY, b. June 16, 1792; m. John Mathes, of Durham. Ch. : i. 

Hannah, m. Leighton ; 3 ch. 2. Abigail, m. Henry L. Carter; 
res. Augusta, Me; i son. 3. Fanny; m. Volentine Mathes; res. 
Durham; 5 ch. ; m., 2d, James Smith, i. James, res. N. H. 2. 
Benjamin, les. N. H. 3. Elizabeth; m. Chas. Badwell; res. Law- 
rence, Mass. 

478. xi. EUNICE, b. . 

189. SAMUEL BATCHELDER (Samuel, Samuel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel. 
Stephen), b. Aug. 30, 1757; m. Nancy Low, of Stratham. He d. March, 1817; res, 
Northwood, N. H. 

478)^.1. DAVID, b. ; d. 1S04, unm., Newburyport. 

479. ii. SMITH, b. ; m. Sanborn, of Epping; Sally Chesley 

and Foss. They res. in Northwood and Exeter, N. H. 

480. iii. JESSE, b. ; m. Sarah Winslow. 

481. iv. MARK, b. ; m. Ascenith Merrill, dau. of Rev. Eliphalet Mer- 

rill; res. Herkimer, N. Y. 

482. V. IRA, b. May 15, 1799; ™- Clarissa Manley. 

483. vi. SAMUEL, b. ; m. ; res. Chelsea, Mass. 



484. vii, SALLY, b. March 9, 1783; m. Jan. i. 1807. David Knowles; res. N. 
He was b. Aug. 8, 1783; d. Aug. 30, 1865. She d. Dec. 30, 1S67. 
I. Lydia, b. Oct. 24, 1807; m- Samuel Tasker, of Stafford. 2. 
Jacob L., b. May 18, 1809; m. Sarah Johnson; res. Boston. 3. 
Mary, b. March 29, 18 ri; m. Jos. Wiswell, of Boston. 4. Sarah 
B.,b. Oct. 23, 1814; m. Freeman Bowker, of Boston. 5. Caroline, 
b. Sept. 13, 1816; m. John Smith, of Pittsfield. 6. Catherine, b. 

(United States Senator from Iowa.) 

Sept. 13, 1816; d. Oct. 23, 1835. 7. Harrison, b. Dec. 7, 1818; d. 
Feb. 25, 1850. 8. Sophronia, b. Aug. 13, 1822, unm. 9. Samuel, 
b. Nov. I, 1824; d. Nov. 24, 1873. 

4S5. viii. MARY, b. m. Hon. Joseph Nealley; res. N. He was son of 

John Nealley, one of the early settlers, was representative in the 
legislature, and resided on the old homestead, i. Harriet, m. 


Joseph Lawrence, of Lee. For many years he was president of 
the Newmarket National Bank ; res. Lee. 2. George, b. Dec. 6, 
1809; m. Frances M. A. Nealley. He studied law and began prac- 
tice in Iowa, subsequently removing to Burlington, Iowa. His 
wife d. Dec. g, 1S51. Ch. : i. Mary, b. Jan 17, 1849; ™- June 5, 
1873, Hon. William B. Allison. 

ALLISON, William B., senator, b. in Perry, Wayne Co., O., 2 
March, 1S29. He spent his early years on a farm, and was edu- 
cated at Alleghany college, Pennsylvania, and Western Reserve 
College, Ohio. He studied law and practiced in Ohio until 1857, 
when he went to Dubuque, Iowa. He was a delegate to the 
Chicago convention in 1S60, and member of the governor's staff in 
1 86 1, and rendered valuable service in raising troops for the war. 
He was elected in 1862 to the 38th congress, as a republican, and 
returned for the three succeeding congresses, serving in the house 
of representatives from 7 Dec, 1863 till 3 March, 1871. In 1873 he 
was elected to the U. S. senate, as a republican, for the term end- 
ing in 1879, ^iid hs has been since re-elected. 

2. George T., b. July 6, 1847. 3. Frances A., b. Dec. 9, 1857; 
m. Geo. H. Highbee. George m., 2d, Feb. 12, 1854, Elizabeth 
Davis. 3. John, b. July 9, 1812; m. Mary Dargin ; res. N. 4. 
Charles. He was a merchant in Burlington, Iowa, late register of 
the United States land ofhce at Iowa City; finally moved to Mus- 
catine, Iowa; m. Abigail Lucas, dau. of Governor Lucas, of Iowa, 
and Sarah Dodge. 5. Mary Ann, b. 1825; d. Sept. 6, 1849. 6. 
Joseph L. , m. Susan Sherburn and Sarah Marlow; res. Minne- 

486. ix. LYDTA, b. ; m. Capt. Wm. Tasker; res. Stafford. 

487. X. NANCY, b. ; m. Benjamin Morrill; res. N. ; 

191. DAVIS BATCHELDER (Henry, Samuel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Stephen), 
bap. Hampton, N. H., Sept. i, 1734; m. Mary Taylor, dau. prob. of John, b. April 

15, 1737; d. ; m. 2d, Ruth Palmer, of North Hampton, prob. dau. Wm., baji. 

Oct. 20, 1734; d. ; m. 3d, Mrs. Marston, of North Hampton. He was born 

in Hampton, where he resided until 1770, when he located in Northwood, where he 
ever after resided. He was a farmer all his life and lefc quite a large estate. He 
d. Oct. 5, 1816; res. North Hampton and Northwood, N. H. 

SIMON, b. March 5, 1758; m. Rachel Johnson. 

HENRY, b. June 5, 1755; m. Sally Reynolds. 

MARY, b. . 

BENJAMIN, b. ; d. infancy. 

JONATHAN, b. Feb. 14, 1765; m. Sarah Clifford. 

COMFORT, b. May 23, 1766; res. Vt. 

DAVIS, b. Aug. 22, 1768; m. Sally Hull, 
viii. BENJAMIN, b. July 3, 1770; m. Dolly Sleeper. 

HANNAH, b. June i, 1772. 

JOSEPH, b. August 6, 1774. 

194. SAMUEL BATCHELDER (Henry, Samuel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, 
Stephen), b. Aug. 23, 1741, Hampton, N. H; m. June 14, 1764, Elizabeth Taylor, 
dau. of John, b. Nov. 23, 1744. He d. Jan. 7. 1822; res. Hampton, N. H. 

498. i. JOHN, bap. April 17, 1768; m. Abigail Prescott. 

499. ii. SARAH, bap. July 7, 1771. 

500. iii. SAMUEL, bap. Oct. 15, 1780; m. Sally Leavitt. 

200. WILLIAM BATCHELDER (Carter, Samuel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, 
Stephen); b. New Hampton, N. H. , Aug. i3. 1764; m , 1786, Mary Burley, of 

Stratham, dau. of David and (Smith) Burley, b. April 5. 1767; d. March 17, 

1830. He moved to Sanboruton from New Hampton, N. H., in 1788. He was a 
farmer, and settled on the Wm. Chase place near the Meadow school house, moved 
to the edge of Meredith in Oct., 1804; later returned to Sanbornton, where he died. 
He was a soldier in the Revolutionary army when but 16 years of age. He d. June 
I, 1846; res. Sanbornton, N. H. 

501. ' i. ABRAHAM, b. Oct. 25, 1787; m. Nancy Mason. 

502. ii. NANCY, b. July 10, 1790; m. William Mason, of Meredith; moved 

to Holderness; m. 2d, Nathaniel Morris, Esq., of New Hampton, 

































N. H., and d. there Oct. 27, 1857. Ch. : i. Mary Mason, m. 

Merrill; res. Plymouth, N. H. 

503. iii. SAMUEL, b. April 19, 1792; m. Sally T. Clark. 

504. IV. BURLEY, b. Nov. 17, 1793; m. Betsey Taylor. 

505. V. WILLIAM, b. Aug. 18, 1796; d. July 8, 1820, unm., of consumption. 

506. VI. BENJAMIN, b. May 1798; d. Oct. 16, 1799. 

507. vii. NATHAN, b. Sep. 24, 1800; m, Oliver Currier. 

508. viii. JOSIAH B., b. Oct. 10, 1802; m. Louisa Sanborn. ' 

509. ix. JOSEPH, b. July 4, 1804. He was a doctor, being the ^'seventh 

son." and d. of consumption April 9, 1839. 

510. X. COMFORT MASON, b. May 18, 1808; m. Feb., 1S33, John Bunton, 

of S., b. July 14, 1807, in Union, Me. He res. in U. for about 30 
years, and d. in Union Bridge June 9, 1875, "asleep in Jesus" ; 2d, 
m. Jeremiah Leavitt. Ch. : 1. Wm. M. Bunton, b. July 17, 1S34; 
d. Feb. 3, 1864. 2. Hannah B., b. June 3, 1S40; d. Sept. 3, 1849. 

511. XI. HANNAH, b. June i, 1810; d. Nov. 29, 1835. 

208. NATHANIEL BATCHELDER (Nathaniel, Samuel, Nathaniel, Na- 
thaniel, Stephen), b. Hampton, N. H., Nov. 7, 1763; m. Eunice Colby. He was in 
the Rev. war. He d. Feb. 22, 1812; res. Hampton, N. H. and Barre, Vt. 

COLBY, b. 1785; m. Sally Bacon and Betsey Winship. 

NATHANIEL, b. in 1783; m. Susanna Little. 

COTTON, b. . 

IRA. b. in iSoo; m. Almira Perry. 

PHEOBE, b. . 

POLLY, b. May i, 1793; m. Jan., 181 5, John Dodge, of Barre. 
John Dodge, b. 13 Nov., 1791, in Barre, Vt. ; d. 22 Sept, 1874. 
She d. Feb., 1857. He was a respected farmer, living in the north 
part of Barre. Their ch. were: i. Calista; m. Dudley Taft. 2. 

Maranda, m. Nathaniel Wilson. 3. Hiram, m. Penniman. 

4. Mary, b. 1831 ; d. 4 Feb., 1857, ae. 26 years; m. Ambrose Pen- 
niman. ^. Orleska, m. Newell Sherbourne. 6. Henrv, d. m Oct., 

518. vii. HANNAH, b. ; m. Joel Bullock, of Barre. 

519. viii. ANNA, b. ; m. Justin Robinson, of Barre. 

209. LEVI BATCHELDER (Nathaniel, Samuel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Steph- 
en), b. Aug. 14, 1765, Hampton, N. H. ; m. Nov. 15, 1785, Deborah Ward, dau. of 
Cotton, b. Jan. 11, 1768; d. Nov. 30, 1839. He d. Aug. 26, 1823; res. Hampton, N. H. 

520. i. SAMUEL, b. Feb. 19, 1786; m. Sarah Dearborn. 

521. ii. COTTON WARD, b. Sept. 23, 1792; d. July 12, 1825. 

212. SANBORN BATCHELDER (Nathaniel, Samuel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, 
Stephen), b. Feb. 25, 1771, Hampton, N. H; m. Mary Elkins, dau. of Moses; bap. 
Oct. 8, 1775; d. Oct. 1857. He d. July 21, 1850; res. Hampton, N. H., on Bride Hill. 

522. i. MARY, b. 1800; m., ist, Hon. Tristram Shaw, son of Col. Benja- 

min; 2d, John Bellows, of Exeter; d. there. Shaw was b. May 23, 
1786; d. March 14, 1843. They res. on the old homestead, and 
later moved to Exeter, and was a member of the National House 
of Representatives, 1839-43, and died while holding the office. She 
d. in Exeter. 

SARAH, m. Shadrach Drew, of Exeter. 

DOLLY, m. John Taylor, of Exeter. 

ELIZABETH, b. Oct. 18, 1806; m. Josiah Brown, of Hampton Falls. 

NATHANIEL, b. Oct. 21, 1808; m. Sarah Ann Nudd. 

LYDIA, b. May, 1811; m. Sept. 27, 1838, Lieut. John Dearborn; d. 
Dec. 17, 1891. Son of Simon N. , b. Sept. 2, 1810; d. Nov. 14, 1880. 
Ch. : I. Orrin M., b. March 15, 1841. 2. Marianna, b. Dec. 29, 
1849; m. Henry S. Clark, of Manchester, son of Judge Daniel 

Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Stephen), b. Hampton Falls, N. H., 1786; bap. July i, 1787; m. at 
Newburyport, Mass., 1808, Sally Fletcher, dau. of Capt. John Fletcher; b. April 3, 
1785; d. in 1823; m. 2d, July 28, 1825, Abigail Dowst, b. 1798; d. May 12, 1841, in S. 
Jeremiah Sanborn Batchelder was born probably in Hampton Falls, N. H. (where 
his father, a land proprietor, resided) about 1 783-1790. He (J. S. B. ) became a house 












joiner in Exeter, Newburyport, Andover and Salem, Mass. He m. Sarah Fletcher, 
dau. of Capt. John Fletcher, a maritime merchant in Newburyport in 1808, by whom 
he had 6 ch., Sarah Fletcher B. (who married but had no children), John Fletcher B., 
Nathan Fletcher B. (did not marry), James Locke B., Fletcher B. (m., had 2 sons and a 
little girl, who died in infancy. ) His wife and their mother died at Salem in the Fall 
of 1823. J. L. B. for many years has been the only survivor of the family. The two 
daughters died in Salem. John F. B. died in the South, Nathan F. B. in Madagascar. 
The father J. S. B. was captain of an artillery co. in Newburyport at the War of 
1812, embarked on a privateer, which was taken by a British frigate, and its crew- 
were imprisoned in Barbadoes, of the W. Indies. He was released in 1S15, and 
returned to Newburyport. He married again in Salem, July 28, 1825, Abigail 
Dowst, of that city. By her he had 2 sons, both of whom are dead. He died ift 
Essex Co., Mass., about 1837-8; res. Newburyport and Salem, Mass. 

528. i. SARAH FLETCHER, b. m 180S; m. . She d. 1S15, s. p., 

in Salem, Mass. 

529. ii. JOHN FLETCHER, b. in 1810. He went to sea and died at Mada- 

gascar, unm. 

530. iii. NATHAN FLETCHER, b. in 1812. He went to sea and died of a 

fever, and was buried at Madagascar about the year 1820. 

531. iv. JAMES LOCKE, b. July 14, 1816; m. Rebecca D. Bradford and 

Margaret P. Cloud. 

532. V. MARY FLETCHER, b. in 1818; m. Cushing Pitts, of Salem, Mass. 

She had 2 sons, both m. ; one is d. His wife res. in vSalem. The 
other son is in business in Penn. Mary F. d. in Salem, April i, 

533. vi. CHILD, b. ; d. in Salem in 1S20. 

534. vii. WILLIAM, b. ; d. young. 

535. viii. GEORGE, b. ; d. young. 

221. REUBEN BATCHELDER (Nathaniel, Thomas, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, 

Stephen), ta. N. H., Nov. 14, 1744; m. Reuben Bachelder, of Lynde- 

boro, was a private in Capt. Wm. Barron's company in Col. Daniel Moore's N. H. 
regt. in the expedition to Canada. He was never pensioned, though entitled to it. 
In his old age he would tell how he suffered in the war and cry. He was a prisoner 
and came so near starving that he ate the leather breeches he wore. He d. in 
Warren ; res. Warren, N. H. 

536. i. CARLTON, b ; m. Judith Elliott. 

222. DEA. NATHAN BATCHELDER (Nathaniel, Thomas, Nathaniel, Na- 
thaniel, Stephen), b. Hampton, N. H. , March 29, 1747; m. Miss Taylor; m. 2d, 
Miss Bryant. She d. s. p. Nathan Batchelder was a corporal in the company 
commanded by Capt. Daniel Moore in Col. John Stark's regt. in 1775, and later was 
in Capt. Henry Elkins' company ; after the Rev. war he moved to Maine. He d. 
in Maine; res. Deerfield, N. H., and Palermo, Me. 

537. i. NATHANIEL, b. in 1776. 

538. ii. JOHN TAYLOR, b. in 1780; m. Abigail Towleand Betsey H. Brad- 


539. iii. NATHAN, b. in 1784; m. Polly Whipple. 

540. iv. SIMON, b. in 1786. Said to have been accidently killed when a 

young man; unm. 

541. V. BETSEY, b. in 1788; m. 'Albert Cargill and removed to Virginia. 

226. LIEUT. JOSEPH BATCHELDER (Nathaniel, Thomas, Nathaniel, 
Nathaniel, Stephen), b. Hampton, N. H., Dec. 28, 1750; m. prob. Lyndeboro, Sarah 
Ferrin. First settlement of Plainfield, Vt. , was made by three Batchelder brothers, 
Moulton, Nathaniel and Lieut. Joseph Batchelder, who came from Lyndeborough, 
N. H., in 1792, and settled in the southwest corner of the town of Plainfield, near 
the boundary line of Barre. Lieut. Joseph Batchelder was at this time 42 years 
old, and had gained his military title from service in the Revolutionary war. The tract 
upon which the Batchelders first settled in Plainfield was one of the finest farming 
sections in the county of Washington and has always remained in the family name 
and is now owned by Ambrose E. Batchelder, of Barre, Vt. The wife of Lieut. 
Joseph Batchelder was a Miss Sally Ferrin. They had 2 daughters and 6 sons ; 
their daughters were Mary, who married Henry Parker, of Elmore, Vt. , and Abigail, 
who married Joseph Glidden, of Barre, Vt. Their six sons were Nathaniel, Isaac, 
Joseph, Alpheus, William and Josiah. Lieut. Joseph was born in Hampton, N. H. ; 























moved to Lyndeboro, and served as a soldier in the Revolutionary war. Soon after the 
war he moved to Plainfield, Vt. , and was one of the first settlers there. He began his 
clearing in the southwest corner of the town in I7(j2, and moved his family perma- 
nently onto it in 1794. He ever after resided there. It was at his house that the 
Congregational church was organized. In 1792 he made his pitch for land, that is 
located, on 650 acres, mostly lying in the southwest corner of the town. He d. 
March 25, 1827; res. Lyndeboro, N. H., Plainfield, Vt. 

542. i. MARY, b. July 26, 1795; m. Henry Parker, of Elmore, Vt. 

543. ii. ABIGAIL, b. Nov. 3, 1783; m. Dec. 4, 1806, in Plainfield, Joseph 

Glidden, Jr., of Barre, Vt. He was b. in Unity, N. H., Nov. 2, 
17S0; d. in Barre, Vt., Jan. 25, 1871. Shed. Aug. 27, 1859. Ch. : 
1. Charles, July 17, 1808. 2. Alpheus, June 19, 1810. 3. Clarrice, 
July 2g, 1812. 4. Temse, July 16, 1812. All four dead. 5. Mark, 
Oct. I, 1818; m. June 2, 1842, Harriet Holden, b. Dec. 3, 1821 : d. 
Oct. 21, 1849; ^^- 2d, Oct. 20, 1850, Mary Jane Batcheller, b. Dec. 
23, 1822; d. March 22, 1892. He res. Salem, Mass. Ch. : a. Abbie, 
now Abbie G. Cairns, Salem, Mass. ; b. June 27. 1847; m. June 2, 
1869. b. Harriet H., b. Feb. 29, 1852, Salem, Mass. c. Willie H., 
b. May, 1856, Salem, Mass. 

NATHANIEL, b. Jan. 10, 1772; m. Martha Dunklee. 

ISAAC, b. March i, 1779; m. Mary Glidden. 

JOSEPH, b. Feb. 22, 1770; m. Alice Boutwell. 

ALPHEUS, b. Aug. 7, 1781; m. Sarah . 

WILLIAM, b. July 15, 1788; m. and d. suddenly, 
viii. JOSIAH, b. ; m. and res. Plainfield, Vt. 

ALICE, b. June 2-^, 1797. 

SARAH, b. Feb. 9, 1785. 

ANNA, b. Sept- 30, 1775; d. Jan. 22, 1777. 

ISAAC, b. Oct. 8", 1774; d. Jan. 11, 1775. 

228. NATHANIEL BATCHELDER (Nathaniel, Thomas, Nathaniel, Na- 
thaniel, Stephen), b. Oct. 11, 1755; m. Jan. 10, 1782, Elizabeth Taylor, dau. of John. 
She d. May 20, 1847. He d. March 12, 1803; res. Hampton Falls, N. H. 

JOSIAH, bap. Dec. 7, 1783; m. Molly Towle. 

SARAH, bap. May 30, 1784; m. Dearborn Marston ; d. May 21, 1845. 

JOHN, bap. Oct. 1, 1786; was twice m. 

NATHANIEL, b. April 15, 1793; m. Eliza B. Ward and Mary 
J. Powers. 

BETSEY, bap. Sept. 7, 1800. 

JONATHAN, bap. Sept. 19, 1802. 

231. JONATHAN MOULTON BATCHELDER (Nathaniel, Thomas. Na- 
thaniel, Nathaniel, Stephen), b. Sandown, N. H., May 26, 1766; m. Judith Boutwell; 
b. 1769 ; d. June 5, 1861, in Barre, Vt. He was born near New Hampton, and resided 
there until he was of age. Soon after marriage he located in Plainfield, Vt. , where 
his three sons always resided. He was a farmer all his life. He was early a mem- 
ber of the Congregational church, but in 1802, becoming dissatisfied, joined the 
Methodists, with a number of his neighbors. The following resolution was passed 
by the parent church, as they thought he was surely being led astray; "Whereas 
our brother, Moulton Batchelder, has violated his solemn covenant obligations by 
neglecting the stated meetings of the church on the Sabbath and at other times, 
and going after, as we think, false teachers, and embracing dangerous errors and 
sentiments, derogatory to the character of an infinitely wise and holy God, we now, 
under the pressing obligation of duty we owe to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, 
have undertaken this painful and bitter labor, and we hope in faithfulness and 
prayer, but without success. Therefore, according to the rule of Christ's family, 
we are under the painful necessity of saying unto you, and that in this public 
manner, that for these reasons, the door of our fellowship and communion is closed 
against you, and you are no longer to be considered of this church and body; but as 
an unprofitable branch, and therefore are now severed from this body. It is our 
humble prayer that God will bless this our unpleasant, but plain duty to you, and 
open your understanding that you may see your error, and give you repentance 
that you may enjoy his favor at last, and be gathered with all of the redeemed from 
among men, to inhabit the new Jerusalem, where Jesus Christ is the joy and the 
light thereof." He d. Oct. 8. 1827; res. Plainfield, Vt. 

=;6o. i. JONATHAN M., b. Dec. 29, 1799; m. Wealthy Ketchum. 













561. ii. NATHANIEL, b. Sept. 28, 1787; m. Eunice Goodrich. 

562. lii. JAMES, b. Sept. 30, 1816; m. Olive Lamson and Mrs. Sophia 


563. iv. JEREMIAH, b. Sept. 13, 1796; m. Mary Lamson. 

564. V. NANCY, b. April II, 1S04; m. March 10, 1S24, Dudley Pitkin, of 

Marshfield, \'t. Ch. : i. Lucius M., b. May 17, 1825. 2. Martha, b. 
July 8, 1826. 3. Lucinda. 4. Emily. 5. George. 6. Chauncey. 
7. Edward. 8. Charles. 9. Harriet. 10. Ella. 11. Lucinda. 
The family moved from Vermont to Cleveland, Ohio, where 
Lucius M. Pitkin was president of the A'ariety Iron Works. 

565. vi. LORINDA, b. Nov. 25. 1806; m. Aug. 23, 1826, Chauncey Ketchum, 

of Barre; a dau. is Mrs. Martha Howard, of Charlestown, Vt. 

566. vii. ORILANA, b. ; m. Nov. 23, 1829, Sewell Sturtevant; res. 

Plainfield and Barre, Vt. ; a son is C. Sturtevant, of Northfield, Vt. 

567. viii. ABIGAIL, b. April 19. 1792; m. July 10, 1808, Elijah Perry. He 

was a farmer; res. Plaintield, Vt.; was b. 1783; d. Dec. 13, 1838. 
She d. June 29, 1846. Ch. : i. William. 2. Daniel. 3. Abigail. 
4. Charlotte; a son is Aldro Goodrich, res. Dixon, 111. 5. Madison; 
a dau. is Juliette Perry; res. Plainfield. 6. Daniel A., b. Oct. 20, 
1812; m. in Plainfield, Feb. 24, 1813, Dulcina Freeman, b. Sept. 
24, 1813; d. March 18, 1S75. He was a farmer; d. April 10, i8g6; 
ch. : a. Theresa A.,b. Oct. 21, 1835; m. April 29, 1857; res. Barre, 
Vt. b. James, b. Feb. 28, 1838; m. Jan., 1868; res. Barre, Vt. 

c. Alto, b. Feb. 25, 1S41; res. Barre, Vt. d. William, b. Aug. 24, 
1844; m. June 5, 1867; res. Barre, Vt. e. Courtland, b. Feb. 29, 1848; 
m. June "10, 1S70; res. Plainfield, Vt. f. Theron C, b. Nov. 28, 
1853; m. July It, 1883, Cora A. Mills, b. July 7, 18^5. Is a farmer; 
res. Plainfield, Vt. ; ch. : i. Ethel, b. Sept. 4, 1884; d. Sept. 2, 1888. 
ii. Edward, b. Jan. 4, 1886; d. Sept. 6, 1888. iii. Charles, b. March 
3, 1887. iv. Ray, b. June 28, 1890. v. Merion, b. Sept. 29, 1892. 
vi. Ralph, b. April 3, 1896. 

568. ix. JAMES, b. Feb. 5, i797, d. 

232. JOHN BATCHELLER (Benjamin, Thomas, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Ste- 
phen), b. Jan. 23, 1 75 1, at Hampton, N. H. ; m. at Hampton, Nov. 20, 1785, 
Abigail Marston; b. 1755; d. Oct. 20, 1837. He was a blacksmith by trade and an 
esteemed and respectable citizen. He learned his trade of his father and resided 
on the homestead. He d. June 14, 1821 ; res. New Hampton, N. H. 

569. i. POLLY, b. Nov. 11, 1786; m. May 5, 1805, Thos. Leavitte. They 

had five children, but all died without issue. The mother d. Dec. 
14, 1871. The father was a blacksmith by trade and his death was 
caused by a fall from a beam in his barn. Ch. ; i. John, b. Oct. 
I, 1806; d. Boston, Sept. 19, 1847. 2. Abigail, b. June 18, 1808; 

d. Sept. II, 1891. 3. Sarah, b. Oct. 10, 1810; d. Dec. 14, 1886. 4. 
Thomas, b. July 31, 1813; d. unm. March 6, 1889. 5. Clarissa, b. 
Aug. 8, 1816; d. Nov. 16, 1865. 

570. ii. JOHN, b. June 13, 1791; m. Rebecca Stockman. 

235. BENJAMIN BATCHELDER (Benjamin, Thomas, Nathaniel, Na- 
thaniel, Stephen), b. Hampton, N. H., June 27, 1762; m. April 7, 1789, Mary 
Brown, dau. of Nathan; b. July 5, 1764; d. 1824. He d. in 1832; res. Hampton, N. 
H., and Parsonfield, Me. 

571. i. MARY, b. ; m. Parsonfield, Me., Daniel Littlefield; b. Ben- 

nington, N. H., March, 1791, was a school teacher and farmer; d. 
^larch I, 1819; m. 2d, Mark Deaborn; she d. January, 1864. Ch. : 
I. Daniel, b. Jan. 6, 1814; m. Nov. 21, 1835, Sarah Toole; b. Aug. 
3, 1812; d. Jan. 27, 1884. Is a farmer; res. No. Andover Depot, 
Mass. Ch": Edwin M., March 10, 1837; m. March 15, i860, 
Scottstown, P. y. ; David J., ^March 17, 1840; d. Oct. 31, i860; and 
Chastina S., Sept. 4, 1843; m. Nov. 12, 1867; Meserve, No. An- 
dover Depot, Mass., Box 143. 2. Mary, b. ; m. George 

Lord. 3. Benj. Batchelder; m. Jane Bailey; d. s. p. 4. Eliza S. 

572. ii. SARAH, b. Jan. i, 1800; m. September, 1819, Ham Libby; b. 

Nottingham, N. H., Nov. i, 1795; d. Wolfboro, N. H., March 16, 
1866. She d. No. Wakefield, N. H., June 22, 1856. Ch. : i. Mary 
Cook, b. Oct. 21, 1838; m. Dec. 20, 1857, Job Mathews; b. Ossipee, 


N. H., Jan. 25, 1832. Ch. : a. Ruth Lillian, b. July i, 1861; m. 
Sept. 3, 1890, Fred Elmer Batcheller; b. July 22, 1861; res. Law- 
rence, Mass. (see). 

573. iii. HANNAH, b. ; unm. ; res. Ayer Village, Mass. 

239. DAVID BATCHELDER (John, John, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, 
Stephen), b. Nov. 4, 1742; m. May, 1763, Sarah Prescott; bap. June 8, 1740, dau. 
of Benjamin and Mehitable (Dalton). He removed to Raymond m 1762 and in 1765 
moved away to Saco, Me. Res. Raymond, N. H. , and Saco, Me. 

574. i. BENJAMIN, b. Nov. 26, 1767; d. Saco, Me., Dec. i, 1783. 

575. ii. JONATHAN, b. Sept. 14, 1765; m. Anna Prescott. 

240. JOHN BATCHELDER (John, John, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, 

Stephen), b. Sept. 12, 1744; m. . He went from Hampton Falls to 

Raymond N. H., and he was one of the first settlers there. His purchase was in 
the wilderness west of Oak Hill and he built a log house and later a frame 
house, in which the fireplace was a very large affair. It would take a back log five 
feet long and two feet in diameter, a forestick six feet long and other wood to 
match, in all nearly a cord. ^Ir. Batchelder was short in stature and verj- thick 
set. Res. Raymond, N. H. 

576. i. SAMUEL, b. ; m. Sarah Fox. 

577. ii. JOHN, b. Nov. 28, 1770; m. Mary Fox. 

578. iii. ANNA, b. Sept. i, 1773; m. Fogg, of Sandwich. 

579. iv. ABIGAIL, b. Aug. 9, 1775; m. David Fox. 

580. v. EUNICE, b. Nov. 28, 1777; m. Pickering, of Greenland. 

581. vi. ELISHA, b. Oct. 6, 1779; res. Amesbury. 

582. vii. RHODA, b Jan. 31. 1782; d. unm.; Greenland. 

583. viii, BENJAMIN, b. Jan. 27, 1784; m. Brown. 

584. ix. SARAH, b. Sept. i, 17S5; m. Ebenezer Brown; she d. March 5, 

1S41. Ch. : Stephen; res. So. Hampton, N. H. Mrs. Jas. Tilton ; 
res. Salisbury, Mass. Mrs. Jos. Bishop; res. Raymond. 

585. x. DAVID, b. Oct. 21, 1788; m. Lovey Holman. 

245. JONATHAN BATCHELDER (John, John. Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Na- 
thaniel. Stephen), b. ; m. Kimball. He was a soldier in the Rev. War 

in the Raymond Co. He d. April 12, 1S34; res. Raymond, N. H. 

EUNICE, b. ■ ; m. Josiah Davis; several ch. ; res. Raymond. 

MATTHEW, b. ; d. unm. in R. 

JONATHAN, b. ; res. Allenstown, N. H. 

AMOS, b. ; m. Mary Lane and Mary Lane. 

SALLY, b. ; d. . 

MARY, b. — . 

vii. JOHN, b. ; d. Jan. 31, i860. 

viii. HANNAH, b. ; d. . 

246. ODLIN PRESCOTT BACHELOR (Benjamin, John, Nathaniel, Na- 
thaniel, Nathaniel, Stephen), b. Sept. 16, 1775, Candia, N. H. ; m. in Rowley-, 
1798, Huldah Searle; b. June, 1777; d. Dec. 13, 1846, in HoUiston, Mass.; m. 2d, 
Oct. 7, 1847, Millicent Barrett; b. 1799; d. s. p. July 15, 1S69. They were both 
members of the HoUiston Methodist Church. He was a tanner and currier in 
his early days and worked at different places, viz., Candia; in 1S17 in Andover; 
Wilmot, near Potter's Station, N. H., and at Lowell, Mass., in 1832, going thence to 
HoUiston. He d. April 30, i860; res. Sherburne, Mass. 

594. i. WM. SEARLE, b. May 28. 1800; m. Rhoda Wfiiting. 

595. ii. BENJ. FRANKLIN, b. Nov. i, 1801; m. Lucinda Daniels. 

596. iii. JOHN CALVIN, b. March 21, 1803; m. Emeline Mason and Mrs. 

Julia A. (Batchelder) Collins. 

597. iv. MARY, b. Nov. i. 1S05; m. Isaac Johnson; res. No. Hampton, N. 

H. ; she d. s. p. 

598. V. LUCRETIA, b! Dec. I, iSo6; m. Oct. 19, 182S, Timothy Fisk; res. 

HoUiston. He was b. June 20, 1S04, in HoUiston (David, David, 
John, John, Nathaniel, Nathan, Nathaniel, William, Robert, 
Simon, Simon, William, Symond). He now res. in So. Coven- 
try, Conn., and is a farmer. She d. in July, 1887. Timothy Fisk, 
son of David, Jun., and father of Hannah Fames, was born June 
20, 1804, on a farm, where he lived many years. His father died 
when he was only 12 years of age, he being the oldest son of five 



















children, and he was kept at home to assist his widowed mother 
in carrying on the farm, while the other children were placed else- 
where. He was a well-to-do, enterprising, hardworking farmer, 
and made himself famous as the knight of the sycle and scythe', 
and in later years quite a grower and dealer in cranberries. Also 
in winter in the manufacture of ship pins, having quite a large 
trade with the ship builders of fifty years ago. By honest, in- 
dustrious and temperate habits he accumulated a fair fortune to 
care for himself in his old age. Now past 91 years. He is now liv- 
ing with his son, D. W. Fisk, So. Coventry, Conn., in very good 
health and able to read the daily paper without glasses, and can 
write a very fair letter, i. David Warren, b. Aug. iS, 1830; m. 
April 4, 1S60, in Griswold, Conn., Angeline Tillinghast; b. Janu- 
ary, 1836. He was for some time in the hoot and shoe business, 
later lumbering, and now farming: res. So. Coventry, Conn. Ch. : 
Geo. Waldo, b. Nov. 5, 1862; m. Mary Bascom. Edward Everett, 
b. June 30, 1865; m. Luella Doan. Carrie Etta, b. Sept. 22, 1867'; 
d. 1869. Bertie Grant, b. Jan. 3, 1878; res. So. C. 2. George, b.' 
April I, 1832; d. 1832. 3. Geo. Batchelder, b. May 20, 1834; m. 
Nov. 14, 1856, Adeliza M. Perry, dau. of Abel; b. May 17, 1836; 
res. HoUiston. His early life was spent on the farm, with the 

usual benefits of the pub- 
lie schools, and by his 
personal efforts was en- 
abled to pursue a higher 
education at Mt. Hollis 
Seminary, thus fitting 
himself for active mer- 
cantile life, which he 
commenced at the age of 
18, with good success. 
In 1856 he married Ada 
M. Perry, a successful 
teacher in the public 
schools, and had two 
sons and two daughters. 
Mr. Fiske pursued the 
study of engraving and 
printing of bank notes, 
and being skilled in the 
art, he was engaged in 
teaching and instructing 
the bankers and business 
men of the cities and 
towns of New England 
in the art of detecting 
counterfeit and altered 
bank notes at sight. Mr. 
Fiske has been a mem- 
ber of the Congrega- 
tional Church for many 
years, and served on all 
of its official boards with satisfaction and esteem. In politics Mr. 
Fiske has always been a Republican, and deeply interested in 
good government in all things. Early in life was a strong advo- 
cate of the largest liberty of speech and action to promote the best 
results. A strong friend and admirer of Abraham Lincoln for 
President ; he was appointed as postmaster, and served two terms, 
and was elected by the town as treasurer and collector, serving 
seven years, with a grand record. As his town recognized good 
abilities, they elected him as town clerk, and he served them as such 
for fifteen years, many times receiving a unanimous vote. Mr. 
Fiske was elected a Representative from this district to the gen- 
eral court, 1880, redeeming the district from his political oppo- 
nents, and was re-elected the next year by an increased majority. 



when he served both years as clerk of important committees, also 
using his knowledge of the business of insurance (which he had 
acquired from many years of actual practice) in improving the 
insurance laws of the State and enacting and establishing a long 
needed uniform policy of insurance for all companies doing busi- 
ness in this State. Mr. Fiske has been a member of the school 
board for inany years, and served as clerk. Also a member of 
the HoUiston, Medway and Millis School Union for the employ- 
ment and supervision of it; superintendent of the schools in said 
towns, he having been one of the promoters of this e.xcellant plan 
of providing a better system of graded schools for the small towns. 
During the spare hours of Mr. Fiske's busy life he introduced the 
business of knitting by machinery in a small way, which grew to 
large proportions, employing at times sixty hands in manufactur- 
ing seamless hosiery (the first in this Slate), knitted goods, a,nd a 
specialty of infants' underwear, all of which found ready and 
profitable sales. HoUiston being an enterprising and progressive 
town, concluded to advocate and encourage the building of an 
electric railway to its larger neighbors, and thus called a town 
meeting and elected a committee to proceed for the best interests 
of the town, and Mr. Fiske was chosen on the committee and 
elected as its clerk, on whom fell the responsible duties of formu- 
lating a contract for the town, also supervising the survey and 
location of the railway tracks, locating and building car houses, 
and whatever was of interest to his town. Mr. Fiske being of a 
genial social bearing, a promoter of the good and true, assisted in 
encouraging the institution of Mt. HoUis Masonic Lodge, and in 
1865 was the first regularly raised Mason in that lodge, and also 
proceeded until he became a Sir Knight in the Milford Command- 
ery, of Massachusetts. Mr. Fiske is a member of the HoUiston 
Lodge of the Knights of Honor, and a firm believer in great good 
that has been done and is being accomplished by this noble order 
to the widows and families of its members. Mr. and Mrs. Fiske 
being firm believers in a higher education for those who deserve 
it, that the better the education the better citizen, that the edu- 
cated man or woman can obtain a higher position in society and a 
more lucrative situation in the business world, and acting on that 
line, have educated their children accordingly. Mr. Fiske was 
in the year (1896) elected chairman of the school board by a full 
vote; res. HoUiston, Mass. Ch. : i. Eustace Lincoln, b. Nov. 26, 
i860; m. June 20, 1894, Jennie E. Lawson; res. Fitchburg, Mass., 
s. p. He was born at HoUiston, Middlesex Co., Mass., of George 
B. and Adaliza M. (Perry 1 Fiske; was educated in public and high 
schools of that place. For six years was in business with his fa- 
ther, manufacturing knit goods, and in insurance (fire) business. 
In 1883 entered Harvard Medical School, of Harvard University, 
from which he obtained his degree of M. D., in 1886. The sum- 
mer of that year was appointed assistant resident physician of 
Adams Nervine Asylum, at Jamaica Plain, Mass., which position 
he occupied two years. He then began active general practice of 
medicine and surgery in Fitchburg, Mass., and still remains there. 
He is a member of Massachusetts Medical Society; treasurer of 
Worcester North District Medical Society, and has held the same 
position in Fitchburg Society for Medical Improvement. Is promi- 
nent in secret societies, being a member of all the grand lodges in 
Odd Fellowship, in Massachusetts; a Knight Templar, and has 
merbership in many smaller organizations. Is a popular and 
prosperous physician in his adopted city. Held no political office, 
as he is not in politics. Is a Republican. 2. Minnie Florence, b. 
Sept. 2, 1864; unm. ; B. A., Wellesley College, 1SS8. 3. Effie L., 
b. Aug. 29, 1862; m. Nov. 14, 1884, Edward C. Rawson. He was 
b. Dec. II, i860; res. HoUiston, Mass. Ch. : i. Geo. Edward, b. 
Dec. 6, 1886. 2. Florence Hemenway, b. June 13, 1890. 4. Geo. 
"Walter, b. June 3, 1872; A. B., Amherst CoUege, in 1895. He was 
in 1896, a student at the Hartford Theological Seminary, at 


Hartford, Conn. Fitted for college in native town schools; en- 
tered Amherst College, 1890; graduated from same June, 1894; 
member of Phi Delta Theta Society; was active in securing the 
society's present house on the college grounds; wears the key 
significant of his high scholarship; received numerous prizes on 
Biblical literature at Amherst College. Entered Hartford The- 
ological Seminary, Hartford, Conn., October, 1895, and at present 
studying for ministry ; not married ; is a Republican in politics. 
4. Sophronia B., b. Aug. 12, 1S38; m. Oct. 19, 1S56, Rev. Daniel 
Jones; res. Stoneham, Mass.; d. Oct. 21, 1893. Ch. ; i. Alice C, 
b. Oct. 24, i860, grad. a B. A., Wellesley College, 18S3; principal 
of High School 8 years, Abington, Mass. 2. Eva G. , b. Sept. 17, 
1864; well known teacher. 5. Catherine Palmer, b. Aug. 5, 1840; 
d. 1842. 
599. vi. GEORGE, b. May 27, 1810; m. Hannah Kingsbury. 
^600. vii. FRED'K L., b. Jan. 17, 1815; m. Eliza Hall Willey. 
/ 601. viii. OTIS ROBINSON, b. Jan. 17, 1816; m. Catherine Palmer. 

602. ix. SOPHRONIA, b. ; d. in infancy. 

251. NATHAN BATCHELDER (Benjamin, John, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, 
Nathaniel, Stephen), b. Hampton, N. H., Sept. 1776; m. Mary Shedd; d. 182S; m. 
2d, Mrs. Lucy Farmer, Knowlton, b. 1788; d. 1873. He d. in Welton, Iowa, Dec. 
24, 1869; res. Holliston. Mass. 

603. i. DANIEL S., b. Sept. 16, 1810; m. Charlotte D. Marsh and Hannah 

I. Worthing. 

604. ii. TAPPAN H., b. Jan. 25, 1817; m. Clara Holbrook. * 

605. iii. NATHAN P., b. in 1818; m. Ellen Wheelock. 

606. iv. HARRIET, b. ; d. in infancy. 

607. v. DAUGHTER, b. ; d. young. 

608. vi. LALTRA A., b. Dec. 30, 1S30; m. Nahum L. Holbrook; m., 2d, 

John G. Puffer. She d. Aug. 14, 1877; res. Hollister, Mass. Ch. : 
I. Emma L. Holbrook, b. Aug. 4, 1850; m., Brockton, Mass., 
Dec. 25, 1873, Charles B. Grant; b. July 10, 1845; res. Southern 
Pines, Moore Co., N. C. Is a merchant. 
6og. vii. MARY RUGGLES, b. in 1812; m. Gains Thompson, b. July. 24, 
i8c6; d. Feb. 21, 1868. She d. 1873; res. Holliston, Mass. Gains 
Thompson, son of Gains and Olive (Tarbox) Thompson was born in 
Middleboro, Mass., July 24, 1S06. When eight years of age, he 
went to live with his uncle, Jonah Thompson, of Hartland, Vt. 
and remained there until he was twenty-one. In young manhood 
he went to Holliston, Mass., where he married Mary R. Batchel- 
der. For several years he worked for boot manufacturers. In 
1847, when the Boston and Albany R. R., opened the Milford 
Branch, he became their first station agent at Holliston and held 
this position until his death. He d. at Holliston, Feb. 21, 1868. 
Ch. : I. Marietta F., b. 1836; m. 1861, Charles C. Abbott. Ch. : a. 
Fredk. E. , b. 1861; b. Mabel G. , b. 1865; res. Holliston, Mass. 
Charles Carroll Abbott, son of William and Susan (Smith) Abbott, 
was born in Belgrade, Me., March 8, 1835. At the age of sixteen 
he went to Braggville, Mass., to work in a boot factory. In 1861 
he married Marietta F. Thompson, of Holliston, and they later 
removed to the latter place. In 1S68 he became station agent of 
the B. & A. R. R. at Holliston and continued in that position un- 
til his death. For several years he was also operator for the 
Western Union Telegraph Co. and agent for Adams' Express Co. 
In 1874-5-6 he was one of the Board of Selectmen. He belonged 
to the Mt. HoUis Lodge, A. F. & A. M., and Holliston Lodge 
647, Knights of Honor. He d. May 31, 1S83. 2. Anna M. , b. 
1838; m. 1879, Charles O. Hodgman; she d. in 1879. 3. Ellen H., 
b. 1840; m. i868, Geo. P. Bigelow; b. Dec. 12, 1843. Ch. : a. 
Josephine, b. 1868; m. Wm. Morrison; ch. : Marian; b. Florence A., 
b. 1872; c. Bernal, b. 1880; res. Hotel Upton, 14 Upton st., Bos- 
ton, Mass. 4. Eliza J., b. 1842; d. 1843. 5. Abbie M., b. 1843; 
m. 1867, Arthur T. Currier; res. 217 Auburn st., Cambridgeport, 
Mass. Ch. : a. Arthur M. b. i86g; m. and has 2 ch. ; b. Harry A., 


b. 1871 ; m. and has 2 ch. ; c Lillian M., b. 1874. 6- Carrie E., b. 
1846; m. 1865, W. H. H. Tucker; res. r Franklin ave., Chelsea, 
Mass. Ch. : a. Annie C, b. 1867; m. 1888, B. W. Barnard, res. 
Danville, P. Q. ; 2 ch. ; b. H. Irving, b. 1869; ni. res. Everett, 
Mass.; c. Mary L. b. 1874; d. Eunice B., b. 1881; d. 1884. 7. 
Arabella A., b.' 1848; m. 1879, Chas. W. Ewell; 3 ch. ; res. West- 
boro, Mass. 8. Emma O., b. 1851; m. 1880, Geo. W. Brown; 3 
ch. ; res. Westboro, Mass. 9. LillaK.,b. 1S52; d. 1889. 10. Albert 
G., b. 1855; m. 1880, Elizabeth}. Cummings; 2 ch. ; res. 182 Cherry 
St., Waterburjr, Conn. 

257. JOSHUA BATCHELDER (Joshua, John, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Na- 
thaniel, Stephen), b. Kensington, N. H., May 17, 1749; m. 1774, Abigail Haselton, 
of Bradford, Mass.; b. Oct. 4, 1755; d. at Sanford, Me., May 8, 1848. He was a 
farmer and blacksmith. He d. Feb. 7, 1826; res. Sanford, Me. 

610. i. JOSHUA, b. April 30, 1787; m. Martha Thompson. 

611. ii. SAMUEL, b. July 14, 1782; m. Sally Moulton. 

6x2. iii. WILLIAM, b. May 10, 1775; d. Sanford, Aug. 26, 1800. 

613. iv. JOSHUA, b. Oct. 19, 1779; d. Aug. 6, 1785. 

614. v. ANNA, b. Jan. 15, 1777; m. Bennett; she d. April 22, 1855. 

615. vi. MARY, b. Sept. 25, 1784. 

616. vii. JOHN, b. Dec. 6, 1789; d. April 10, 1805. 

617. viii. ABIGAIL, b. April 2, 1792; m. Bennett. 

618. i.x. TIMOTHY, b. April 3, 1794; res. Bangor, Me. 

.619. X. EPHRAIM, b. June 19, 1796; m. and res. Shapleigh, Me. Ch. : i. 
Charles; d. young. 2. Joshua C, b. Feb. i, 1822, in Shapleigh; 
m. there, June 27, 1847, Adaline F. Baker; b. Jan. 3, 1S27; d. June 
5, 1853; m. 2d, Waterboro, Me., Dec. 11, 1853, Hannah S. Han- 
son; b. Oct. 5, 1828; d. April 17, 1879. He was a famer; res. 
Shapleigh and Waterboro, Me. He d. Jan. 3, 1894. Ch. : i. 
Charles Edwin, b. April 23, 1851; m. Gibson, N. B., Mabala 
White; b. January, 1S56; she res. goo 4Lh st., Boston. He was an 
expressman. He d. Feb. 14, 1SS8; res. Boston, Mass. Ch. : Clin- 
ton W., Ralph E., Charles L. 2. Timothy Simon, b. Oct. 28. 
1854; m. Oct. 3, 1880, Sarah K. Poindexter; b. July 9, 1858; d, 
January 10, 1890, and March 6, 1891, Ida B. Steavens; b. March 
24, 1861. He is a retail shoe dealer; res. Kennebunk, Me. Ch. : 
1. Carrie May, b. May 20, 1S82; d. Sept. 22, 1882. 2. Edith Ruth, 
b. Sept. 13, 1884. 3. Willis Poindexter, b. July 20, 1886. 4. 
Charley Edwin, b. April 3, 1889; d. Dec. 18, 18S9. 5. Katie Bell, 
b. Jan. 15, 1892. 6. Carrie May, b. July 3, 1893. 7. Sidney Reed, 
b. April 10, 1895. 3. Arthur Blanchard, b. Dec. 23, 1853; res. 
South Carolina. 4. Jethon Hanson, b. Sept. 26, 1858; res. San- 
ford, Me. 5. Mary Adaline, b. July 9, 1864; rn- Wm. Weltch, res. 
Kennebunk, Me. 6. Hannah M. b. Sept. 2, 186S; m. Herbert 
Berry, 28 Park st. . Lewiston, Me. 7. Joshua Grant, b. March 14, 
1870; res. Sanford, Me. 

620. xi. SALLY, b. Sept. 8, 1798; m. Stagpole. 

621. xii. WILLIAM, b. July 13, 1800. 

266. SAxMUEL BATCHELDER (Samuel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, 
Nathaniel, Stephen), b. Kensington, N. H., April 4, 1756; married there Jemima 
Sanborn, of Epping; b. 1760; d. April 13, 1835. He was in the Revolutionary Armj^ 
and it is said was commissary. His descendants relate incidents of his having 
made trips with ox loads of provisions to different places for the soldiers. He d. 
Aug. I, 1809; res. So. Deerfield, N. H. 

622. i. JEREMIAH, b. June 14, 1792; m. Sally Batchelder. 

623. ii. SAMUEL, b. January, 1805; d. May 7, 1S15. 

624. iii. SHERBURNE, b. in 1801; d. June 25, 1832. 

625. iv. MERCY, b. May, 1784; m. and she d. Oct. 23, 1863. 

626. v. MARY. b. in 1781; m. and she d. Dec. 31, 1870. 

627. vi. SALLY, b. ; m. Dec. 30, 1S33, Jonathan Pierce, of Chiches- 

ter, N. H. ; m. 2d, Josiah Sanborn, of Concord. 

628. vii. SUSAN, b. ; m. March 23, 1S20, Jeremiah Mead; 7 ch., one 

Alvin K. ; res. So. Deerfield. 


268. JOSEPH BATCHELDER (Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, 
Nathaniel, Stephen), b. Kensington, N. H., Oct. 29, 1743; m. there Dec. 10, 1767, 
Rachel Prescott, dau. of Jonathan and Rachel (Clifford) Prescott, of Kensington 
and Gilmanton; b. April 28, 174S. Res. Kensington, N. H., and Danvers, Mass. 

629. i. JONATHAN, b. March 4, 1775; m. Sally Willson. 

630. ii. ELIZABETH, b. July 19, 1768; m. Aug. 15, 1793, Moses Rowe, of 

Kensington. He was b. Feb. 27, 1767; d. July 18, 1830; shed. 
Jan. 2, 1826. Ch. : i. Jonathan, b. June 30, 1794; m. 1842, Ruth 
Wadleigh. 2. Robert, b. June 21, 1796; m. May 15, 1826, Mary 
Lane, of Chichester; res. Kensington; was a farmer; 3 ch. 3. 
Joseph, b. July 19, 1798; m. 1835, Nancy Pervere, of Hampton 
Falls; 3 ch. 4. Nancy, b. Feb. 16, 1803; m. March i, 1835, Tyler 

5. Tilton; she d. Oct. 29, 1849. 

631. iii. JOSEPH, b. Feb. 24, 1770; m. Polly Tilton. 

632. IV. SALLY, b. Aug. 14, 1773; m. May 23, 1804, John Tilton; res. Gil- 

manton. He was (son of John, Jr., who was b. Kensington, N. 
H., 1736) b. July 13, 1780; d. Lower Gilmanton, N. H., Mays, 
1826; she d. there Nov. 28, 1866. Ch. : i. David, b. July 6, 1806; 
m. his cousin, Sarah Felton Batchelder (see). 2. Tyler Shaw, b. 
Dec. 9, i»04; m. March, 1835, Nancy Rowe, his cousin; his dau. 
Ida m. Geo. B. Johnson ; res. Pittsfield, N. H. 3. Harriet Lowell, 
b. Sept. 20, 1808; d. Nov. 17, 1843. 4. Lucy Hubbard, b. Sept. 
19, 1810; res. West Medford, Mass. 5. John, b. June 25, 1S12; 
m. Joanna G. Dudley; a dau., Clara F., unm. ; res. Lowell, Mass. 

6. Elizabeth, b. July 29, 1816; d. Aug. 13, 1834. 7. Sarah, b. 
Aug. 13, 1S18; res. West Medford, Mass. 

633. v. MARY, b. ; m. September, iSoi, Robert Green, of Vermont. 

He d. Feb. 12, 1837 ; she d. July 24, 1857. i. Oren, b. June 24, 1802 ; 
d. Nov. 5. 1867. 2. Henry, b. May 19, 1804; d. Oct. 27, 1844. 3. 
Electa, b. Nov. 18, 1806; d. April, i, 1876. 4. Loisa, b. March 23, 
1809; d. June 21, 1848. 5. William, b. March 19, i8ii;'^d. Dec 7, 
1891. 6. Prescott, b. July 11, 1813; d. July 16, 1813. 7. Mary, b. 
July 20, 1815; d. Feb. 16, 1885. 8. Susan, b. July 23, 1817; d. 
Jan. 21. 1871. Oren Green has one child living, Henry L. Green, 
Lyndon, Vt. Henry Green has three children living: Mrs. Mary 
Jackman, Littleton, N. H. ; Mrs. Sarah Eaton, Littleton, N. H. ; 
Henry F. Green, Littleton, N. H. Mary Green has four children 
living: Mrs. Horace Carpenter, St. Johnsbury, Vt. ; Theodore 
Parker, Lyndon ville, Vt. ; Edwin Parker, Lyndon ville, Vt. ; 
Roancy Parker, St. Johnsbury, Vt. Ch. : 5. William, b. March 
■ 19, 1811; m. Feb. 13, 1838, Elizabeth Kelley; b. Jan. i, 
1 810; d. May 6, 1893. He d St. Johnsbury, Vt, Dec. 7, 
1891. Ch. : a. Martha S. Smith, St. Johnsbury, b. Nov. 13, 
1838; m. Aug. 25, 1S81. b. John H. Green, b. May 2, 1841; 
d. Dec. 6, 1864. c. Charles K. Green, b. Oct. 2, 1848; m. 
Jan. 3, 1S71, Susan B. Cushman; b. April 20, 1848; d. Jan. 19, 
1896. He is a grocer; res. St. Johnsbury. Ch. : i. William C. 
! Greene, Swanton, Vt., b. Oct. 9, 1871; m. 2. Carl J. Greene, 
St. Johnsbury, Vt, b. June 21, 1874. 3. Robert W. Greene, b. 
T Sept 10, 1875; d. Feb. 14, 1879. ^ _: 

^~ 271. EPHRAIM BACHELOR (Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, 
Nathaniel, Stephen), b. May 15, 1749; m. Apphia Lowell; b. April 14, 1742; d. 
Nov. 2, 1807; m. 2d, Baldwin, Me., May 13, 1808, Mrs. Lydia (Hall) Richard- 
son, of Standish; b. 1743; d. Nov. 12, 1823. He, with his son, Ephraim, Jr., 
were early settlers in Baldwin, Me., going there from N. H. His second wife was 
the widow of Moses Richardson and the daughter of a Mr. Hall, of Newton, Mass. 
At the first town meetmg m Baldwin, in 1802, he was elected Constable. He d. 
June 15, 1815; res. N. H. and Baldwin, Me. 

634. i. SYLVANUS, b. Oct. 30, 1777; m. Abigail Richardson and Mrs. 
Nancy Bishop. 

SAMUEL, b. April 21, 1765; m. Anna Richardson. 
EPHRAIM, b. Oct 5. 1775- 

TIMOTHY, b. ; m. and went to Le Roy, N. Y. 

JOSIAH, b. . 











639. vi. EDWARD, b. ; d. July 20, 1787. 

640. vii. JOHN, b. Feb. 27, 1774. 

641. viii. SARAH, b. June 4, 1779; m. in Baldwin, Sept. 11, 1803, Samuel 

Hardy; she d. Oct. 31, 1804. 

642. ix. MARGARET, b. May 26, 1781. 

643. X. THOMAS, b. May 27, 1784. 

273. JOSIAH BATCHELDER (Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, 

Nathaniel, Stephen), b. Kensington, N. H., Oct. 31, 1753; m. ; she 

d. 1795; m. 2d, Deborah Allen ; b. 1774; d. Dec. 13, 1859. He d. June 28, 1S34; 
res. Danville, Vt. 

644. i. PETER HOOK, b. , 1S03; m. Almira Badger. 

645. ii. MARY, b. ; m. Isaac R. Pettingill; son Frank; res. St. 

Tohnsbury, Vt. 

646. iii. NANCY, b. ; m. Moses E. Winn ; dau. Rachel H ; res. St. J. 

647. iv. JOSIAH. 

648. V. TIMOTHY. - _ _ 

649. vi. SAMUEL. ._ 

650. vii. THOMAS. , . l'-"-; -- 

651. viii. JOHN, b. Jan. 19, 1795; m. Mary Dana. \ ^ ^^ j^ -'Jl'-™ js^~; 

275. CAPT. TIMOTHY BACHELDER (Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, 
Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Stephen), b. Oct. 30, 1762, Kensington, N. H. ; m. Feb. 11, 
1787, Nancy Morrill. It is said he was a Captain in the Revolutionary^ Army. 
I have it from one of his descendants that she has seen the commission which 
was granted him at that time. He was a farmer, and moved from Vermont State 
in 181 8 to New York. Res. Colesville, N. Y. 

652. i. TIMOTHY, b. ; m. ; had a son Timothy, and a dau. Eliza- 

beth. All went West to Utah and joined the Mormons. 

653. ii. JOHN, b. ; m. ; had a son Anson and a dau. Melissa, who m. 

Le Barron. 

654. iii. ENOS, b. ; m. Catherine Kneeland. They res. Avon, N. Y., 

and had Wealthy, Mary, Harriet and Maria. 

655. iv. AARON, b. ; m. Mrs. Annie Hathaway. 

656. V. HILLIARD, b. March 5, 1810; m. Nancy Stiles and Jane Mapes. 

657. vi. LYDIA, b. ; d. voung. 

658. vii. RHODA, b. ; d.' in childhood. 

278. CAPT. JOSIAH BACHELDER (Elisha, Josiah, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, 
Nathaniel, Stephen), b. March 6, 1752, Hawke, now Danville, N. H. ; m. Salis- 
bury, Mass., about 1774, Sarah Adams, of S. ; b. Sept. 26, 1754; d. April 16, 
1838. Capt. Josiah Bachelder came to Andover from Hawke (now Danville), N. 
H., in 1782. He was a farmer by occupation and settled on Bachelder Hill (named 
for him), where he cleared the farm now occupied by his great grandson, N. J. 
Bachelder. This is one of the few farms in town which has been kept in the family 
descendants of the first settler without ever having been disposed of by deed. 
Captain Bachelder was a man of great physical strength and energy, and reared his 
family of five children to the attainment of the best moral and intellectual advan- 
tages of the place and time. He was a captain in the old town militia. Was buried 
in the Taunton Hill Cemetery. He d. May 11, 1812; res. Andover, N. H. 

659. i. REUBEN, b. Jan. 28, 1776; d. Aug. 25, 1787. 

660. ii. SARAH, b. Dec. 16, 1779; m. Jan. 28, 802, Timothy Weare ; she d. 

Jan. 15, 1863. He was son of Jonathan Jr., and descendant of 
Counsellor Weare; b. March 13, 1778; d. April 6, 1863; she d. Jan. 
15, 1863. Ch. : I. Jacob, b. Sept. 14, 1802; m. June 7, 1829, 
Mirriam Blake; b. Nov. 21, 1806; he d. s. p. 2. Alfred, b. Sept. 
28, 1804; m. June 3, 1835, Mary Jane Morrill; he d. 1876. 3. 
Jonathan, b. Sept. 4, 1806; m. Feb. 21, 1853, Dolly Bachelder, 
Worthen; b. July 17, 1803; he d. s. p. Nov. 3, 1874. 4. Sarah 
Ann, b. Aug. 11, 1808; m. Oct. 27, 1836, Ziba Severance; b. 
July 20, 1807; she d. Feb. 3, 1891. 5. Eliza, b. June 9, i8ir; 
m. Sept. 23, 1845, Jonathan Emery; b. July 22, 1796. 6. 
Josiah Bachelder, b. June i, 1815; d. June 30, 1820. 7. William 
Horace, b. June 21, 1819; m. Nov. 28, 1855, Sarah Weare, of 
Hampton Falls; b. May 24, 1831. 8. Mary Jane, b. Oct. 24, 1S23; 


m. Jan. i, 1857, Smith S. Sanborn; b. March 3, 1813; d. Oct. 11, 
1857. 9- Josiah Bachelder, b. June 22, 1825; d. May 25, 1843. 

661. iii. NANCY, b. March 26, 1783. 

662. iv. REUBEN, b. Sept. 24, 1787; m. Harriet Kellog. 

663. V. BETSEY, b. July 4, 1794; she d. s. p. 

664. vi. JOSIAH, b. April 22, 1790; m. Sarah Knowles. 

2S3. NATHAN BACHELDER (Elisha, Josiah, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Na- 
thaniel, Stephen), b. Danville, N. H., May 15, 1765; m. about 1795, Sally "Will- 
iams; d. Nov. 25, 1799; m. 2d (his co.usin), Lydia Bachelder; b. December, 1773; 
d. Aug. 30, 1806, s. p.; m. 3d, Abigail French, of East Kingston; d. 1840. He 
d. Nov. 17, 1S35; res. Danville, N. H. 

665. i. ELISHA, b. July 14, 1796; m. Ruth Prescott. 

666. ii. SON, b. 179S; d. infancy. 

286. ELISHA BACHELDER (Elisha, Josiah. Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Na- 
thaniel, Stephen), b. Danville, N. H., May 22, 1773; m. 1796, Sarah Rowe ; b. Feb. 
6, 1775; d. May 8, 1871. He d. June 2, 1S15; res. Andover, N. H. 

667. i. HENRY, b. March 2, 1798; d. in Boscowen, N. H., unm. April 23, 


668. ii. THEODATE. b. Aug. 13, i79q; d. 1801. 

669. lii. NATHAN, b. March 9, 1801; d. May 21, 1S26. 

670. iv. SARAH, b. Aug. 16, 1B06; m. November, 1830, Moses French; b. 

Aug. 27,- 1796. Ch. : I. Elmer, b. April 23, 1838; ni. July 20, 1861, 
Ann Eliza Sargent. 2. Sarah, b. Dec. 14, 1848; d. Aug. 20, 1849. 

671. V. ELISHA, b. Dec. 25, iSoS; d. Bolton, Canada, iSii. 

672. vi. SUSANNAH, b. April 7, 1811; m. ■ — Palmer; she d. Salisbury, 

N. H., April 22, 1894. 

673. vii. JOHN, b. Sept. 15, 1S13; d. 1815. 

2S7. NATHANIEL BATCHELDER (Nathaniel, Josiah, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, 
Nathaniel, Stephen), b. Chichester, N. H. ; m. there Jane Dame; b. 1798; d. April, 
1874. He was a farmer. He d. February, 1872; res. Chichester, N. H. 

674. i. ELIZA JANE, b. ; m. Massey; res. Lawrence, Mass., 

65 Osgood St. 

675. ii. EMILY, b. 1830; m. Pittsfield, N. H., Decatur Marden; res. Man- 

chester, N. H. ; b. 1830; d. 1884. He was a hardware dealer. 
Ch. : Emma Marden, died; Emma Andrews, lives Schenectady, 
N. Y. ; Decatur Marden, died when twenty-one; Emma Marden, 
died when two years old; Annie, died, six months old. 

676. lii. WILLIAM, b. ; m. ; i son. 

677. iv. NATHANIEL, b. , m. Mercy Elizabeth Foss. 

289. MARK BATCHELDER (Reuben, Josiah, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Nathan- 
iel, Stephen), b. June 16, 1759; ni. March, 1788, Abigail Rano, of Andover, b. 1758; d. 
April, 1833. He d. Aug.. 1845; res. Danville, N. H. 

678. i. HANNAH, b. June 27, 1789; m. April 22, 1822, Benjamin Keneston. 

She d. Dec. 24, 1865 (see next). 

679. ii. MERRIAM, b. Nov., 1791; m. Aug. 12, 1812, Benjamin Keniston. 

Ch. : I. Hannah, h. Dec. 12, 1813; m. Oct. 16, 1844, Caleb T. 
Robie. 2. Sarah, b. 1815; d. unm. Aug. 8, 1845. 3. Abigail, b. 
1817; d. unm. July 5, 1836. 4. Merriam, b. 1820; m., 1842, Wm. 
Butler. She d. Feb. 4, 1848. (By second wife, sister of first 
wife): 5. Eliza, b. Nov. 17, 1823; d. July 15, 1842. 6. RosenaA.,b. 
June 17, 1824; m. May 19, 1843. Wm. Farnum. 7. Benjamin C, 
b. Oct. 12, 1826; m.. Jan. 6, 1853, Lucy Buck. 8. Rebeckah, b. 

June 27, 1828; m. Oct. 3, 1847, James, M. Knowlton; d. ; 

m., 2d, Sept. 14. 1854, Nathaniel C. Littlefield. 

680. iii. ABIGAIL, b. Dec. 2, 1793; m. Moses Cram. She d. s. p. Aug. 8, 


681. iv. JONATHAN, b. June, 1795; m. Sarah Tucker. 

682. V. REUBEN, b. April, 1797; m. Mrs. Dorothy (Rowell) Ellis. 

683. vi. SAMUEL, b. Oct. 1799; m. Betsey Cram. She d. s. p. Aug. 22. 


684. vii. NANCY, b. 1801 ; d. unm. Aug. 20. i88r. 

685. viii. MARK, b. Aug. i, 1802; d. unm. Nov.. 1833. 

686. ix. NATHANIEL, b. Feb. i, iii04; d. 1812. 












687. X. JOHN, b. Nov. 27, 1805; d. Sept. 25, 1807. 

688. xi. JOHN, b. June 10, 1810; m. Betsey Rano. 

689. xii. NATHANIEL F., b. Aug. 11, 1813; d. unm. July 12, 1S91. 

290. DAVID BACHELDER (Reuben, Josiah, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Nathan- 
iel, Stephen), b. Sept., 1760, Danville, N. H. ; m. Feb. 13, 1787. Dolly Bachelder, 
his cousin, b. Nov. 17, 1762; d. March 19, 1852. He d. 1840; res. Andover, N. H. 

690. 1. A CHILD, d. young. 

691. ii. NATHANIEL, d. Aug. 26, 1794. 

692. iii. REUBEN, d. Sept. 2, 1794. 

693. iv. SARAH, b. Feb. 28. 1794; m., Dec. 28, 1819, Moses Fifield at Hamp- 

shire, Kane Co., 111. She d. Oct. 4, 1856. He was b. June 6, 1793; 
res. Hampshire, 111, Ch. : i. Elizabeth, b. Dec. 29, 1820; d. Feb. 
28, 1823. 2 Elizabeth S , b. Aug. 21, 1823: m. Sept. 25, 1851, 
Jezred W. Bean; res. Hampshire, 111. 3. Rhoda G., b. May 17, 
1826; m., March 18, 1851, Byron G. Eaton; res. Hampshire, where 
she d. July 15, 1859. 4- Mary Amanda, b. April 8, 1829; res. Ma- 
rengo, 111. 5. Lucy A., b. Nov. 16, 1831; res. Marengo, 111. 

694. V. MOSES, b. Sept. 3, 1800; m. Sept. 15, 1842, Sarah W. Philbrick, 

dau. of Samuel, b. Oct. 10, 1810. He d. s. p. Oct. 12, 1873. 

695. vi. DANIEL, b. ; n. f. k. ; supposed to have been murdered. 

296. ELISHA BATCHELDER (David, Josiah, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Nathan- 
iel, Stephen), b. Hampton Falls, N. H., June 10, 1763; m. Hampton Falls, Sarah 
Lane, of Hampton Falls, b. March 24, 1769. He d. Oct., 1813; res. Pittsfield, N. H. 

NATHANIEL, b. Nov. 25, 1791; m. Abigail Jenness. 

NANCY, b. Nov. 25, 1791. 

ANN, b. Nov. 25, 1791; d. unm. Aug. 26, 1857. 

SAMUEL, b. June 17, 1797; m. Mary Ann Lane. 

JONATHAN, b. about 1800; m. Nancy . 

298. CAPT. JOSIAH BATCHELDER (David, Josiah, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, 
Nathaniel, Stephen), b. Hampton, N. H., Jan., 1767; m., Feb. 17, 1803, Dolly Sar- 
gent of Loudon, N. H. He d. Oct., iSis; res. Loudon, N. H. 

701. i. SALLY, b. Feb. 22, 1804; m. Sanborn of Loudon. She d. s. p. 

702. ii. DAVID, b. Sept. 29, 1805; d. unm. in Loudon. 

304. DEA. REUBEN BATCHELDER (David, Josiah, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, 
Nathaniel, Stephen), b. May 11, 1777, Hampton Falls, N. H. ; m., Hampton Falls, 
Feb. 7, 1806-7, Elizabeth Tilton, b. Nov. 9, 1782; d. Nov. 29, 1857. He was a farmer. 
He d. March 7, 1868; res. Hampton Falls, N. H. 

703. i. DAVID, b. Nov. i, 1808; m. Marianne H. Lane. 

704. ii. EMERY, b. Sept. 18, 1812; m. Dorothy H. Dearborn. 

705. iii. JOHN, b. Nov. ir, 1818; m. Mary I. Greene. 

706. iv. DOLLY, b. Sept. 16, 1816; m., Dec. 2, 1840, Stephen Brown. She 

d. Oct. 26, 1805. Two sons res. in Kensington. One is David; three 
in Illinois and one in Nevada. Two of the sons served for three 
years in the nth N. H. regt. Ch. : i. John, b. Dec. 23, 1641. 
2. Amos, b. March 9, 1843; m. March 12, 1867, Abbie A. Brown; 
res. Harristown, 111. 3. Emery, b. Jan. 16, 1845. 4. Joseph, b. 

Sept. 24, 1846; m. PettingiU, of Newburyport, Mass.; res. 

Harristown. 5. David, b. Jan. 7, 1849; m. Ellen Hilliard; res. 
Kensington, N. H. 6. Daniel, b. Nov. i, 1850; d. Nov. i, 1S54. 
7. Moses, b. Jan. i, 1853. 8. Daniel, b. June, 1857; d. Aug. 11, 
1858. 9. Mary Sophia, b. May 13, 1855 ; d. Sept. 3, 1864. 10. Annie 
Maria, b. Dec. 7, 1861; d. July 19, 1868. 

707. v. LUCY, b. Nov. 14, 1810; m. Dec. 10, 1846, David Merrill; res. Salis- 

burv, Mass. She d. s. p. Dec. 4, 1890. 

708. vi. RHODA, b. Aug. 24. 1814; m. Nov. 5, 1845, Sylvester Abbott ; res. 

Andover, Mass. He d. Oct. 29, 1875; was b. 1803. Ch. : i. Caro- 
line Brown, b. Sept. 23, 1846; m. Jan. 12, 1875, John H. Hews, of 
Cin. O. 2. Lizzie B., b. July 27, 1850. 3. Mary Smith, b. June 8, 
1854. 4- Horace Sylvester, b. Nov. 6, 1848; d. Aug. 13, 1849. 

709. vii. NATHANIEL, b. July 27, 1821; d. 1822. 

306. HON. MOSES BATCHELDER (David, Josiah, Nathaniel, Nathaniel. 
Nathaniel, Stephen), b. Hampton Falls, N. H., Jan. 8, 1782; m. Jan. 5, 1S09, 











Abigail Drake, dau. of Samuel, b. Sept. 24, 1784; d. Jan. 17, 1872. Moses 
Batchelder was born on the old Batchelder homestead and lived to an age of 79 yr. 
6 mo. He prospered on the old farm, and, in 1837, erected a new, substantial house. 
In 1830 he built a saw mill. In 1832, Moses joined the first temperance society in 
the town. Ever after he was strictly temperate. He represented the town in the 
state legislature, and was always an active, public-spirited man. Moses' father, 
David, grandfather, Josiah, great grandfather, Nathaniel, were deacons of church. 
Reuben, Moses' brother, became deacon. John and Emery, the sons of Reuben, 
became deacon, and Warren, son of John, and David, son of Emery, are now 
deacons, thus making six generations of deacons by Batchelder name in the town. 
About 1824, Moses, and other prominent leaders of the Congregational church, 
which had become partly Unitarian, joined themselves to the. orthodox society of 
Seabrook. Four men, Moses Batchelder, Reuben Batchelder, Dr. Edwin Dearborn 
and Col. Jacob Noyes. built a new church, which was strictly Congregational. The 
church still stands and prospers. When Moses died, it was said of him that an 
honest man had been laid in the grave. He lived an honest, upright life, and his 
memory is dear to his descendants. His wife, Abigail Drake, was a direct descendant 
of Sir Francis Drake. His grandmother, Mary Emory, of West Newbury, Mass., 
was closely related to the first wife of Hon. Hannibal Hamlin. He d. July 11, 1861; 
res. Hampton Falls, N. H. 

JOSIAH, b. March 23, 1810; m. Nancy Young. 

MARY, b. Dec. 24, 1811; d. unm. March 30, 1894. 

SAMUEL, b. June 15, 1813; m. Abigail Noyes. 

AARON, b. Feb. 26, 1815; d. Aug. 17, 1848. 

NANCY, b. April 21, 1818; m. Feb. 14, 1844, Silas Green, of H. F., 
b. Dec. 31, 1816. She d. Oct. 5, 1883. Ch. : i. Charles T., b. 
April 23, 1846; d. Oct. 20, 1S67. 2. John B., b. Dec. 9, 1847. 
3. Aaron B., b. Oct. i, 1850. 4. Frank S. , b. June 8, 1852; res. 
Hampton Falls, N. H. 5. Orrin D., b. Dec. 26, 1853. 6. Mary 
Jessie, b. July 9, i860. 

715. 'vi. MOSES E.. b. July 12, 1823; m. Abigail Bachelder. 

716. vii. ELIZABETH, b. Feb. 7, 1828; res. Hampton Falls, N. H. 

717. viii. JOHN THAYER, b. June i, 1829; m. Emma Miles. 

308. ABRAHAM BACHELDER (Abraham, Jethro, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, 
Nathaniel, Stephen), b. March 14, 1744, Loudon; m. May 7, 1772, Anna Judkins, b. 
Feb. 17, 1750; d. Sept., 1S36. He d. Sept., 1836; res. Loudon, N. H. 

718. i. ABRAHAM, b. May 29, 1775; m. Hannah Henderson and Susanna 


719. ii. NATHAN, b. Oct. 25, 1773; m. Nancy Rollins and •— . 

720. iii. JOSIAH, b. May 29, 1775; d. Aug. 12, 1775. 

721. iv. HANNAH, b. Dec. 22, 1776; m. March 16, 1803, Samuel Haynes; 

res. Loudon. 

722. V. JOSIAH, b. Feb. 25, 1779; went to Hollowell, Me. 

723. vi. PHILIP, b. April 28, 1781; res. in Jay, Me. 

724. vii. JAMES SILVER, b. March 13, 17S3; res. N. H. 

725. viii. JOHN, b. May 4, 1785; res. N. H. 

;.■ 726. ix. JONATHAN, b. April 26, 1790; m. Anna Sanborn and Lois Wells. 

727. X. SALLY, b. ; m. April 16, 1809, James Osgood; res. L. 

728. xi. JUDITH, b. ; m. Aug. 21, 1814, jewett Sanborn; res. L. , b. 

Feb. 7, 1796; d. March 18, 1848, 6 ch. 

309. JETHRO BATCHELDER, (Abraham, Jethro, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Na- 
thaniel, Stephen), b. N. H. in 1747; m. in Gilmanton, N. H., Dorothy Mighals 
(another record says Peas), b. 1751. She d. in No. Danville, Vt., ae. 92, May 
22, 1843. He was born about 1747, in N. H. He worked as carpenter in Ports- 
mouth, N. H., when a young man, and was seven years in the Rev. war; 
and he married Dorothy Mighals. He had a sister. They resided on a farm in 
Barnstead, near the Sanbornton line. He was granted a pension by the United 
States government March 4, 1831, for service in the N. H. Continental line, and at 
this time was 84 years of age. After his death his widow was paid his pension. 
He d. in No. Danville, Vt, Nov. 25, 1841; res. Portsmouth and Barnstead, N. H. 

729. i. JOHN. b. Dec. i, 1777; m. Alice Kittredge. 

730. ii. MOSES, b. Jan., 1787; m. Deborah Haviland. 

731. iii. JOSEPH, b. . He was a soldier in the War of 1812; res. 

Danville ; a descendant is Capt. Moses of D. 


732. iv. POLLY, b. ; m. Francis Drew. They had several children, 

all dead; a grandson is Erastus Drew of No. Danville, Vt. 

733. V. SALLY, b. — ; m. David Sinclair ; went west. 

734. vi. BETSEY, b. ; m. Ebenezer Haviland; res. Chicago. 

310. JACOB BACHELDER (Abraham. Jethro, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Nathan- 
iel, Stephen), b., March 14, 1748; m. Mary Cleveland ; m. 2d, Mehitable Cleveland, 
b. July 14, 1756. 

Loudon, August i8th day, 1789. 

For value received, I, the subscriber, promise and engage to clear and discharge 
my brother, Jethro Bachelder, from paying any debts that have heretofore been 
contracted by my father, Abraham Bachelder, that may be liable to be brought 
against him on account of said Jethro Bachelder selling the place to me that he had 
of my father and now hath sold the same to me as by deed may more fully appear. 
This I promise and engage under the penalty and forfeiture of paying all cost and 
damage that he, the said Jethro, shall be liable to pay on that account. 

Test. : John Cram, Abraham Bachelder. Jacob Bachelder. 

Recorded in Strafford Town Clerk's Office, Nov. 4, 1790. 

A true copy. Attest: Nathan B. Cobb, Town Clerk. 

He d. May 19, 1819; res., Pittsfield, N. H. 

735. i. JACOB. April 3, 17S2; m. Dorothy Garland. 

736. ii. SAMUEL G., b. Sept. 11, 1790; m. Lydia Perkins. 

737. iii. CALVIN, b. May 2, 1796; m. Lydia Pettingill and Mrs. Dorothy 

M. (Pike) Steele. 

738. iv. ANNA, b. Oct. 27, 1792. 

739. V. JOHN C, b. Aug. 10, 1794. 

740. vi. LUTHER C, b. April 7, 1S04; m. Jane P. Whitemore. 

314. JETHRO BATCHELDOR (Jethro, Nathaniel. Nathaniel, Nathaniel, 
Nathaniel, Stephen), b. Loudon, N. H., July 7, 1761: m. Deerfield, N. H., Oct. 12, 
1783, Deborah Leavitt, b. July 12, 1760; d. Oct. 16, 1843, in Strafford, Vt. At the 
time of his marriage he was of Chichester. He served during the Revolutionary 
war in the N. H. Continental line as private, and was granted a pension. In 1S40 
he was living with his son John in Danville, Vt. (see Rev. rolls and pension list). 
He was born in New Hampshire, was a farmer, and emigrated to Vermont in an 
early day, about 1790, when the country was a wilderness, and was one of the first 
settlers in Strafford.. He d. April 10, 1S49, ^^- §7; I'^s. Loudon, N. H., and 
-Strafford, Vt. 

JOSEPH, b. Oct. 20, 1793; m. Electa Barrett. 

JOHN, b. April 13, 1784; m. Mary Ann Godfrey. 

ELIZABETH, b. April 29, 1785; m. King Root; a son, Porter, res. 

744. iv. MARY, b. Jan. iS, 17S7; m. Oct. 18, 1808, John Marshall. He was 
b. Strafford, Vt., Aug. 19, 1787. He d. in Royalston, Vt., Dec. 29, 
i860. She d. April 25. 1875. He was a farmer and mechanic. 
Ch. : I. Harry' Marshall, b. April 8, 1809; d. June 26, iSir. 2. Alba 
Marshall, b. June 21, 1802; m. June 29, 1832; d. Sept. 19. 1S64. 
3. Don Marshall, b. Nov. 28, 1814; d. March 31, 1815. 4. Nancy 
Marshall, b. March 31. 1816; d. Dec. 2. 1881; m. Feb. 12, 1839. 
5. Mary L. Marshall, b. July 18, 1818; m. Aug. 24, 1841, Seth A. 
Chase, who was b. 1811; d. Dec. 30, 1892; res. Fon du Lac, Wis.; 
ch. : I. Henry A. Chase, b. March 18, 1844. 2. Mary Jane Chase, 
b. Nov. 6, 1845; d. May 13, 1862. Henry, d. April 2, 1893, aged 5: 
years. 6. John Marshall, Jr., b. June 12. 1819; d. June 23, 1822. 
7. Harriet Marshall, b. June 6, 1820. 8. Sarah Marshall, b. Aug. 
25, 1823; d. Sept. 13, 1823. 9. Charlotte L. Marshall, b. June 7, 
1827; d. Jan. ig. i8g6. 11. Elizabeth J. Marshall, b. Jan. 27, 1825; 
m. Jan. 10, 1843, Charles Fay, b. Dec. 8, 1821; d. Jan. 22. 1890. 
Is a farmer, res. Royalton, Vt. ; ch. : a. Alba Marshall Fay, b. 
July 16, 1845; d. Feb. i, 1863. b. Alice L. Fay. b. Dec. 8, 1864; 
m. Dec. 10. 1890, to John M. Hinckly, Royalton. Vt. 

745. V. SALLY, b. Dec. 21, 1791 ; m. March 6. 1813, David Bean of Strafford 
He was son of Col. John Bean of Canterbury, a Revolutionary 
soldier; was born in Canterbury, N. H., May 12, 1789; he mar- 
ried Sally Bachelder, dau. of' Jethro and Dorothy (Leavitt) 
Bachelder. He went to Strafford, Vt., when a young man, where 







he m. and spent the greater part of his life, but finally moved to 
Royalton, Vt., where he d. ch. : the first seven born in Strafford, 
Vt., and the others in Royalton: i. John, b. Sept. 21, 1814. 

2. Lucinda, b. Aug. 18, 1816. 3. Louisa, b. May 22, 1818. 4. Hiram, 
b. March 17, 1820. 5. Sally Ann, b. April 21, 1822. 6. Hannah, 
b. Aug. 29, 1824. 7. David Ames, b. Sept. 2, 1826; res. Red 
Mound, Wis. 8. Harry Marshall, b. Feb. 3, 1829. 9. Samuel, b. 
Dec. 22, 1832; m. May i, 1S56, Sarah Adams; res. Royalton, Vt. ; 
ch. : I. Ella M., b. Dec. 22, 1859. 

746. vi. ABIGAIL, b. Sept. 3, 1789; m. Daniel Hazen. A des. is Abigail 

Tracy of Mt. Vernon, N. Y. 

747. vii. LUCINDA, b. Oct. 13, 1798; m. Feb. 12, 1819, Allen Sprague, of 

Hartford, Vt. He was b. Hartford Vt., Aug. 10, 1797; was a car- 
riage maker; and d. East Montpelier, Sept. 18, 1846. She d. April 
25, 1890. Ch. : I. Carlos Allen Sprague, b. Jan. 30, 1822; d. Jan. 
12, 188S, Watertown, Wis. 2. Eugene Sprague, Milwaukee, Wis. 

3. Fred Sprague, Milwaukee, Wis. 4. Charles Sprague, Milwaukee, 
Wis. 5. Ida Sprague, Milwaukee, Wis. 6. Ursula Lucinda, b. 
Sept. 12, 1819; m. March 20, 1838, Samuel Stilman Kelton; b. 
Oct. 10, 1810; was a farmer; and d. March 22, 1892. She res. 
Montpelier, Vt. ; ch. : a. Frank Philip Kelton, May 6, 1841 ; m. 
Jan. 19, 1876, East Montpelier, Vt. b. Dwight H. Kelton, Oct. 4, 
1843, East Montpelier; Washington, D. C. ; m. July 19, 1889. 

315. DAVID BACHELDER (Jethro, Jethro, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, 
Stephen), b. Loudon, N. H., 1773; m. Ruth Pillsbury, b. 1778; d. March 18, 1859. He 
d. April 4. 1859; res. Loudon, N. H. 

748. i. JAMES SILVER, b. Aug. 9, 1795; m. in 181S, Betsey Sanborn, b. 

Oct. I, 1796. dau. of Jesse and Abigail. They had a son. James, 
who res. Manchester, N. H. 

749. ii. HENRY, b. Aug. 14, 1800; m. and had a son, Henry, also res. in 

N. H. 

750. iii. IRA, b. June 18, 1802; m. Olive Osgood. 

751. iv. JUDITH PILLSBURY, b. Aug. 15, 1805; m. Joy; res. Joy 

Prairie, 111. They had a son, Lyman. 

752. V. LYDIA WOLCOTT, b. June 10, 1810. A des. is Mrs. Olive E. 

Moral! ; res. Blodgettst. , Manchester, N. H. 

753. vi. LEWIS, b. Nov. 8,'i8i2. 

754. vii. LUTHER, b. Nov. 8, 1812. 

755. viii. GEORGIAN A, b. ; address, Mrs. Dr. Cullinore, Jackson- 

ville, 111. 

316. LIBRE BATCHELDER (Jethro, Jethro, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Nathan- 
iel, Stephen), b. Loudon, N. H. ; m. Love Blaisdell; res. Loudon, N. H. 

756. i. NAB BY, b. June 19, 1779; "^- Dec. 5, 1799, Isaiah Chase; res. L. 

Ch. : Ira, Albert M., William, James K. 

757. ii. PETER, b. Aug. 2, 1781. 

758. iii. DOLLY, b. March 23, 1784; m. Nov. 12, 1812, Timothy Brown; m., 

2d, Elijah Lock. Ch. by second m. : Osgood, Ira, True. 

759. iv. POLLY, b. Sept. 28, 1786; m. Nov. 3, 1807, Joshua Berry; res. L. 

760. V. SUKEY, b. March 8, 1790; m Nov. 12, 1812, Isaac Virgin; res. L. 

761. vi. MANLEY, b. Aug. 10, 1793; m. Dec. 21, 1814, Nancy Gleason. 

762. vii. BETSEY, b. Aug. 10, 1793; m. Reuben Mason. 

763. viii. SALLY, b. ; m. John Putney. 

764. IX. HARRIET, b. ; m. April 4, '1822; Moses Lock. 

317. WILLIAM BATCHELDER (Jethro, Jethro, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Na- 
thaniel, Stephen), b. Loudon, N. H. ; m. in Canterbury, N. H., Abiah Ingalls. After 
his death she married three times, Mr. Green, Mr. Sanborn and Mr. Currier. She 
d. at Deerfield Parade, N. H., in 1851, ae. 82. He d. , ae. 40; res. Loudon, N. H. 

765. i. JAMES, b. March 15, 1784; m. Sept. 4, 1806, Polly Wheeler. Their 

son, Wm., res. Sanbornton Square, N. H. 

766. ii. JOHN, b. July 25, 1786; m. Lois Sawyer and Sarah Russell. 

767. iii. WILLIAM, b' May 28, 1791; m. Mary Bailey. 

768. iv. HAZEN K., b. April 16, 1793; m. Susan Austen. 

769. V. INGALLS, b. ; res. Epping, N. H. 


318. CAPT. ABRAHAM BACHELDER (Jethro, Jethro,- Nathaniel, Nathan- 
iel, Nathaniel, Stephen), b. Loudon, N. H., 1762; m. Betsey Smith; b. 1758; d. 
Dec. 15, 1844. In January, 1773, the parish of Loudon, N. H., was set off from 
Canterbury, and the first town meeting was held at the house of Abraham 
Batchelder. He, with his brother Jethro, were among the very earliest settlers 
there. He d. March 20, 1834; res. Loudon, N. H. 

770. i. SMITH, b. Feb. 26, 1785; d. young. 

771. ii. ZEPHANIAH, b. July 12, 1786; m. :\Iary Eastman and Mrs. 

Nancy Foote (Kimball) Hardy. 

772. iii. OLIVE, b. Feb. 22, 1788; m. Joseph Morrison. She d. May 23, 

1870; ch. all dead except Relief Sanborn, of W. Campton, N. H. 

773. iv. GARDNER, b. May 29, 1792; m. Clarissa Bradley and Nancy 


774. V. BETSEY, b. Dec. 21, 1793. 

775. vi. ASA, b. Aug. 31, 1795; m. Rachel True. 

776. vii. LOIS, b. Jan. 10, 1797; m. May 18, 1825, Charles Smith. Shed. 

May 3. 1863. 

777. viii. ENOCH W., b. July 6, 1798; m. Dorothy D. Colman. 

778. ix. JOSEPH, b. Feb. 10, 1800; m. Hannah Hill. 

779. X. CLARISSA, b. March i, 1802; m. Sept. 2, 1839, Heman Sanborn; 

res. E. Concord, N. H. ; 5 ch. 

780. xi. NATHANIEL, b. Aug. 21, 1790; d. young. 

319. NATHANIEL BATCHELDER (Jethro, Jethro, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, 

Nathaniel, Stephen), b. Loudon, N. H. ; m. Page; m. 2d, Anna Hook; 

b. Jan. 28, 1771; d. March, 1820; res. Loudon, N. H. 

781. 1. BETSEY, b. ; m. Jan. 27, 1799, Jonathan Abbot, of Bethel, 

Me. Ch. : i. Betsy, b. 15 Jan., 1801; d. 14 April, 1821; m. Jan., 
1819, John Howe, Rumford; 2 ch. d. in infancy. 2. Patty and, 3, 
Polly, b. 13 Nov., 1802; d. in infancy. 4. Addison, b. 25 July, 
1803, Paris, Me.; Baptist preacher; m. 9 Oct., 1842, Rebec- 
kah Chase; ch. : Judson, b. 4 Sept., 1845. 5. Mary, b. 18 Nov., 
; 1804. 6. Rebeckah, b. 23 Dec, 1806; d. 10 Nov., 1824. 7. Jona- 

than, b. 7 Aug., 1808. 8. Daniel, b. 16 May, 1810; d. 2 April, 
1812. 9. Mehitable, b. 13 Oct., 1812; m. 1840, Joshua Bullard, 
Southbridge. 10. Dorcas, b. 9 Sept, 1817. 11. Sybil B., b. 4 
Jan., 1821. 12. Mary A., m. 3 March, 1825, Nathan Fames, 
Bethel; Curtis C, b. 11 Feb., 1826; Daniel, b. 10 June, 1827; Eliz- 
abeth, b. 24 Sept., 1S2S ; Eleanor, b. 8 June, 1830; Mary A. and Martha 
M.. b. 1S32; Nancy, b. 27 March, 1834; Nathan, b. 20 April, 1836. 

782. ii. SALLY, b. ; m. March 5, 1809, Daniel Colby; res. Vt. 

783. iii. FANNY, b. ; m. Jan. 20, 1S05, Joshua Thompson. 

784. iv. TRUE, b. July 20, 1794; m. Betsey True. 

320. DANIEL BATCHELDER (Jethro, Jethro, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, 'Na- 
thaniel, Stephen), b., Loudon. N. H., Jan., 1767; m. in Hopkinton, N. H., Judith 
Jedkins, b. Hopkinton, N. H., and d., 1796, in Danville, Vt. ; m., 2d, Zerviah 
Morrill. She d. 1853. He settled on lot No. 9 of the 12th Range in Stanstead, going 
from Loudon, N. H. He d. Jan. 17, 1S32; res. Stanstead, Canada. 

785. i. LIAS, b. July 21, 1796; m. Harriet Hyde. 





JONATHAN, b. Oct. 9, 1776 (?)m. Betsev Pinkham. 
iii. DOROTHY, 
iv. HANNAH. 
vi. JUDITH. 
vii. POLLY. 

viii. JETHRO, b. Dec. 20, 1784; m. Betsey Moore. Esther Smith, Char- 
lotte Batchelder Sanborn and Mary Sloane Norton. 

ix. ABIGAIL, b. . 

X. SAMUEL LOCKE, b. 1786; m. and Nancy Stearns. '^ 

xi. NATHANIEL, b. Feb. 12, 1792; m. Mary Wadleigh. 
xii. DANIEL, b. Feb. 18, 1798; m. Electa Kellam. 

321. ABEL BATCHELDER (Jethro, Jethro, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, 
Stephen), b. June 15, 1772, in N. H. ; m. Oct. 4, 1792, Sarah Sanborn, b. Sept. 3, 














1768; d. at Plymoufli Feb. 16, 1S33. She was dau. of Richard and Abigail (Kelley) 
Sanborn. He d. Jan. 28, 1853 ; res. Loudon, Sanbornton and Plymouth, N. H. 

ABEL, b. June 7, i7gT; m. Annie Austin. 

HEZEKIAH DREW.^b. 5ept. 7, 1796; m. Nancy Willey. 

MOSES, b. Dec. 26, 1798; m. Mary Davis and Sally Davis. 

RICHARD, b. Dec. 26, 1798; d. May 3, 1800. 

ABIGAIL S., b. Oct. 12, 1802. 

SALLY, b. Jan. 15, 1804. 

LYDIA, b. March 10, 1806. 
viii. KINSLEY HALL, b. Jan. 30, 1808. 

JOHN S., b. March 31, 1811. 

327. CAPT. NATHANIEL BACHELDER (Nathaniel, Nathan, Nathaniel, 
Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Stephen), b. East Kingston, N. H., June 7, 1768; m. 
Readfield, Me., Ruth Morrill, b. Sept. 27, 1768. She d. Union, Me., May 6, 1847. 
"To the clerk of the First Congregational Society in the Town of Union: The 
following names are found in a list of persons who have organized themselves into 
a religious society- by themselves and wish to withdraw themselves from said First 
Congregational Society : Nathaniel Bachelor, Lewis Bachelder, Nathaniel Bachel- 
der, Jr." — History of Town of Union. He d. May i, 1844; res. Union, Me. 

806. i. NATHAN, b. Nov. 28, iSoo; m. Jane Gordon. 

807. ii. SALLY, b. Sept. 12, 1802; m. Horatio Alden, b. Feb. 4, 1800. She 

d. Feb. 7, 1835 ; res. Camden, Me. 

808. iii. POLLY GORDON, b. June 19, 1S07; m. H. Alden. Shed. April 

29, 1883. 

809. iv. LEWIS, b. Jan. 24, 1795; m. Hannah Morse. 

810. V. JOHN M., b. Aug. 8, 1792, Julia Metcalf Gillmor, b. April 3, 1797; 

m. 1818, Lieut.-Col. John M. Bachelder at East Kingston, N. H, 
son of Capt. Nathaniel Bachelor; had: i. Almeda Adaline, b. 
May 16, 1819; d. Dec. 23, 1839. 2. John Morrill, b. Aug. 11, 1820; 
drowned Aug. 21, 1825. 3. Julia Ann, b. March 8, 1822; m. Zuing- 
lins Collins. He d. Aug. 10, 1861. 

811. vi. NATHANIEL, b. Aug. 29, 1798; d. May 7, 1S2S. 

812. vii. CYRUS GALE, b. Jan. 23, 1805; was for some years town clerk at 


813. viii. BENJAMIN HIRAM, b. Sept. 18, iSii. Benjamin Hiram Bachel- 

der, son Capt. Nathaniel Bachelor, was graduated at the Bowdoin 
medical school in 1S36, and, in Dec, 1836, settled in Montville, 
where, Oct., 1837, he m. Betsey White Ayer, dau. of Perley and 
Polly (White) Ayer. In 1848 he adopted the homeopathic system 
of practice. — History of the Town of Union. 

814. ix. SUSAN, b. Jan. 23, 1790; d. July 15, 1862. 

815. X. BETSEY, b. Sept. 14, 1796 (invalid) d. Nov. 7, 1875. 

816. xi. LOUISA, b. Jan. 4, 1809; m. Charles Maxcy, b. Jan. 27, 1800; m. 

March i, 1828, Louisa, dau. of Capt. Nathaniel Bachelor; res. Cape 
Elizabeth. Ch. : Euphrasia Louisa, b. Jan. 25, 1831; Ruphelia 
Bachelor, b. March 16, 1834. She d. May 31, i860. 

329. AMOS MOODY BACHELER (Nathaniel, Nathan, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, 
Nathaniel, Stephen), b. East Kingston, N. H., 1773; m. therein 1798, Sally Stocker. 
He d. 1S60; res. East Kingston, N. H. 

AMOS. b. May 27, 1811; m. Rebecca H. Atwood. 

SUSAN GALE, b. March 10, 1799. 

BETSY, b. Oct. 10, 1801. 

JACOB, b. Jan. 30, 1804. 

WILLIAM STOCKER, b. May 21, 1S06; m. Mary Ann Nelson. 

ALBERT, b. Sept. 6, iSoS. 

NATHANIEL, b. Sept. 2, 1813; m. Abby A. Marsh. 
viii. HARRIET STOCKER, b. Dec. 11, 1816. 

CHARLES EDWIN, b. March 5, 1819. 

332. ANDREW BATCHELDER (Nathan, Nathan, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, 
Nathaniel, Stephen), b. Hampton, N. H., March 26, 1783; m. at Loudon, N. H., 
Oct. 3, 1821, Sarah Ring,' b. Aug. 5, 1794, in Chichester, N. H. Mrs. Batchelder 
was born in Chichester, N. H., Aug. 8, 1794, and was the third of a family of four- 





















(Aged 104.) 

teen children, several of whom lived to 
be over go years of age. Her maiden 
name was Sally Ring, and when 27 
years old she married Andrew Batchel- 
der, of Loudon, N. H. Four children 
blessed the union, of whom Col. Cyrus 
T. Batchelder, with whom she liv-es, and 
Samuel D. Batchelder of Concord, N. H., 
survive. Her husband died in 1852. In 
1857 she removed with her son, Cyrus, 
to Lawrence, and one year later to 
Salem. After a residence of eighteen 
months in Salem they returned to Law- 
rence, where they remained until 1868, 
when they came to this town and have 
made their home here since. Her father 
died when he was 90 years old, two of 
her sisters lived to be 93, while twin 
brothers lived to be the age of 84 and 88. 
Mrs. Batchelder is a remarkably well 
preserved woman. She is an early riser, 
and takes her meals regularly with the 
family. She goes up and down stairs 
without assistance, dresses and undresses herself, and whenever the weather is 
pleasant takes walks outdoors. She takes a deep interest in current events and 
takes much pleasure in rehearsing scenes and incidents during any part of the pres- 
ent century. She remembers distinctly the day when George Washington died, 
Dec. 14, 1799. With the exception of impaired hearing, she retains all of her 
faculties to a remarkable degree. She has always enjoyed good health, and in her 
younger life v.'as very strong. She lived on a farm, and, in addition to regular 
household duties, took care of a large dairy. Her face is plump, and marked with 
but few wrinkles. She is of short stature, but her form is erect and her step 
elastic. She is a devout Methodist, and up to a few years ago attended services 
regularly. Her last visit to Concord, N. H., was in 1885, and, although 91 years 
old, stood the journey without serious fatigue. She has five grandchildren and 
six great-grandchildren. Andrew Batchelder was born at Hampton, N. H. His 
parents removed to Loudon, N. H., when he was quite young. He was married 
at Loudon to Sarah Ring, bought a farm and became a successful farmer. The 
results of this union were four children and a long and happy life. He d. at Loudon, 
loved and respected by all who knew him. He d. Feb. 16, 1852; res. Loudon, N. H. 

826. i. NANCY, b. March 7, 1822; m. Albert Nichols; Ch. : Frank A., b. 

; res. Dorchester, Mass. 

827. ii. CYRUS TUCKER, b. Dec. 7, 1824; m. Clara Batchelder. 

528. iii. SAMUEL DANA, b. Feb. 26, 1830; m. Julia A. Willey, Marguerite 

L Gibbes and Susan F. Clough. 

529. iv. CARRIE E., b. July 26, 1S34; m. in 1S67, George L. Morrison. She 

d. Jan. 28, 1886, s. p. 

333. DAVID BATCHELDER JR. (town records) (Nathan. Nathan, Nathaniel, 
Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Stephen), b. Sept. 20, 1775, East Kingston, N. H. ; m. Loudon, 
N. H., Dec. 22, 1S03, Mehitable Lang; b. Chichester, N. H., Feb. 21, 17S1 ; shed. 
Salem, Sept. 10, 185S. He d. Jan. 31, 1843; '"es. Barnstead and Stratham, N. H. 

830. i. MESEPECT WEARE, b. May 5, 1807; m. 1834 in Wesley, Me., 

Phffibe Averill. 

831. ii. IRENE, b. June 7, 1805; m. June 6, 1833, Eli Bunker; she d. July 

2, 1867. 

832. iii. OLIVE O., b. Mav 30, 1809; m. April 20, 1841, J. H. Moulton; she 

d. March 14, 1896. 

833. iv. MARY A., b. April 14, 1812; m. Aug. i, 1S40, Capt. Ebenezer G. 

Adams; b. May i, 1S09. He was a sea captain. She d. Jan. 19, 
1892. Ch. : I. Mary Augusta, b. Aug. 26, 1842; m. Feb. 12, 1873, 
Dr. John W. Parsons; b. Aug. i, 1841. Is a practicing physician; 
res. Portsmouth, N. H. 

834. v. DANIEL G.. b. Dec. 9, 1814; m. April, 1840, in Stratham, N. H., 

Mary P. Wiggin. 


835. vi. SAMUEL L., b. Dec. 2, 1817; m. Mary Brown. 

836. vii. ELBRIDGE A. H., b. May 14, 1823; m. Susan . 

335. NATHAN BATCHELDER (Nathan, Nathan, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, 
Nathaniel, Stephen), b. East Kingston, N. H., March 21, 1772; m. in Loudon, Mary 
Jones; she d. Loudon, N. H., 1829. He d. June 6, 1815; res. Loudon, N. H. 

837. i. ANDREW. 

838. ii. SAMUEL, b. June 30, 1806; m. Eliza J. True. 

839. iii. HIRAM, b. March 5, 1822; m. Clara S. Lougee. 

840. iv. MARY. 

841. V. HARRIS, b. May, 1814; m. Sarah P. Whitehouse. 

344. LIEUT. JOHN BATCHELDER (John, Phinehas, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, 
Nathaniel, Stephen), b. Kensington, N. H., March 15, 1762; m. July rr, 1787, Abi- 
gail Philbrick; b. Nov. 17, 1763; d. Feb. 27, 1863. He d. Dec. 4, 1815; res. Kensing- 
ton, N. H. 

842. i. ABIGAIL, b. June 30, 1801; m. ]\Iay 13, 1828, Asbury Buzzell; b. 

Oct. 28, iSoi; d. Sept. 27, 1880, in Candia, N. H. ; was a tanner 
and farmer. Shed. April 7, 1872. Ch. : r. Mary A., b. June 14, 
1835; m. Jan. 11, 1883, Charles B. Pettingill; b. Oct. 23, 1838; d. 
s. p. ; res. Candia, N. H. 2. Son; he went to Kansas in 1853 and 
the last heard from him was in 1861. His sister supposes he was 
killed about that time ; unm. 

843. ii. BETTY, b. Sept. 19, 1792. 

844. iii. JEREMY, b. Sept. 16, 1794. 

845. iv. MOLLY, b. Sept. 2. 1797. 

846. V. EUNICE, b. July iS, 1799. 

847. vi. EUNICE, b. Nov. 10, 1S04. 

848. vii. SALLY, b. Sept. 28, 1807. 

849. viii. NANCY, b. Dec. 1808. 

850. ix. MARY, b. May 16, 1789; d. July 8, 1792, 

347. MOSES BACHELDER (Nathaniel G., Phinehas, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, 
Nathaniel, Stephen), b. Favette, ^le., March 2, 1769; m. Chesterville, ^le., 1783, 
Lucinda Ladd; b. 1771; d. ]\It. Vernon, May, 1864. He d. July 10, 1844; res. Ches- 
terville, Me. 

JOHN, b. Jan. 29, 1803; m. Sarah Clough. 
LEWIS, b. Jan. 27, 1817; m. Martha A. Sorun. 
OILMAN, b. March 24, 1819; res. Vienna, Me. 

LUCINDA, b. Aug. 19, 1822; m. Leighton; res. Mt. Vernon, 

PRINA, b. Jan. 14, 1809. 
CYNTHIA, b. Aug. 9, 1806. 
vii. AMOS, b. March 4, 1804. 
viii. MARY, b. July 29, 1801. 
DOLLY, b. Feb. 20, 1800. 
NATHANIEL, b. Jan. 14, 1799. 

350. NATHANIEL BATCHELDER (Nathaniel G., Phinehas, Nathaniel, Na- 
thaniel, Nathaniel, Stephen), b. East Kingston, N. H., April 7, 1788; m. Sept. 16, 
1801, Jane L. Morse, of Fayette; b. 1779; d. Sept. 3, 1818; m. 2d, April 27, 1819, 
Mrs. Mehitable (Rice) Norton; b. 1790; d. May 31, 1867; widow of Jeremiah Norton. 
He lived and died on the farm which his father took up and moved on to, when he 
came from N. H. He was a farmer, a blacksmith, a shoemaker, a tanner, and made 
ropes and owned and ran a saw mill. He d. Nov. 16, 1826; res. Fayette, ]\Ie. 

86r. i. NATHAN, b. July i, 1802; m. ; res. Whitneyville, Me. ; 2 daus. He 
d. June g, 1878; dau. Emma res. Rockland, Me., p. o. box 1288. 

862. ii. MARY, b. Aug. 9, 1803; m. 1837, Sanborn, of Whitneyville, 

Me; 2. ch., a son and dau. Payson B., res. Rio Vista, Cal. 

863. iii. DAVID, b. Nov. 22, 1804; d. Dec. 8, 1806. 

864. iv. DANIEL, b. Nov. 3, 1806; m. Rachel B. Powers. 

865. V. GEO. W., b. Jan. 1809; m. Isabell Huse and Cynthia Barto. 

866. vi. REBECCA, b. Oct. 16, tSio; m. May 10, 1835. Daniel Palmer, of 

Machiasport, Me; removed to Boston; shed. March 3, 1870. He 
was a lumber merchant for many years and d. May 30, 1886. Ch. : 
I. Caroline Augusta, b. June 30, 1839; m. July 23, i86r. Wm. 
Horton Goodwin; res. Lexington, Mass; he d. Dec. 9, 1868, s. p. 






















2. Louisa Libbey, b. July 3, 1836; d. Nov. 11, 1846. 3. Infant 
son, b. May 23, 1848; d. same day. 

867. vii. JANE, b. Nov. 12, 1812; m. Amos Kyle. She res. s. p. Auburn, Me. 
"^ 868. viii. DAVID, b. Oct. 29, 1814; m. ; res. Fayette, Me. ; 6 ch. ; son Jos. H. 
res. Newey, Me. 

869. ix. BENJAMIN, b. Aug. 31, 1816; m. Elizabeth Walton. 

S70. X. SARAH GILMAN, b. Aug. 7, 1818; m. Am>3S Merrill Kyle; she d. 
in Lowell, Mass., Oct. 17, 1866. He was a farmer in Peru, Me., 
also a mason by trade, and in his early life did considerable work 
at his trade. He removed to Lowell, Mass., about 1854 to take 
charge of a large estate involving the care of a large amount of 
real property, and from that he drifted into the real estate busi- 
ness, in which he was engaged for over twenty years in Lowell 
and in Boston. He has now retired and lives at Monmouth, Me. 
Ch. : I. Oscar Nathaniel Kyle, b. at Peru, May 4, 1848; d. in 
Northampton, Oct. 10, i88g; widow and children at Newtonville. 
Mass. 2. Ozro Kyle; d. in infancy. 3. Leona C. Kyle, b. Maine, 
August, 1852; address Monmouth, Me. 4. Warren Ozro, b. Oct. 
30, 1855; m. Oct. 24, 1885, Ellen J. Parsons; b. Jan. 10, 1857. 
Born in Lowell, Oct. 30, 1855, and graduated at Amherst College 
in 1877; studied law at the Boston University and in the office of 
Hon. William Gaston, of Boston, and Hon. J. M. Marshall, of 
Lowell, and was admitted to the bar at Cambridge in December, 
1879, admitted to the United States Circuit Court in 1880, admitted 
to the Supreme Court of the United States in 1890; m. Ellen J. 
Parsons at Northampton, Mass., Oct. 24, 1883. Res. now in New- 
ton; engaged in the practice of law in Boston, ]\Iass. ; office in 
Sears Building. Ch. : a. Russell Parsons Kyle, b. at Boston, Dec. 
28, 1885. b. Warren Atherton Kyle, b. in Northampton, Aug. 15, 

871. xi. JOSEPH, b. Feb. 13, 1820; d. May 12, 1832. 

872. xii. OLIVER RICE, b. June i, 1821; m. Paulme D. Freeman. 

873. xiii. JOTHAN SEWELL, b. May 8, 1823. He went to Machias, :\Ie. ; m. 

there, but d. s. p. Feb. 4, 1847. 

874. xiv. SABRINA SMITH, b. Aug. 5, 1825; m. Louis Cornptais, of Lowell, 

Mass., and d. s. p. 

875. XV. NATHL. JERE. NORTON, b. June 16, 1827; m. Sarah F. Bowdoin. 

351. AARON BACHELDER (Nathaniel G., Phinehas, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, 

Nathaniel, Stephen), b. Kingston, N. H., Oct. 12, 1780; m. ■ — . He d. 

Oct. 16, 1S52; res. Fayette, Me. 

876. i. DAVID STEPHEN, b. Sept. 13, 1811; m. Climera B. Pearson. 

877. ii. HENRIETTA, b. March 11, 1810. 

878. iii. LUCY, b. March 21, 1814. 

879. iv. EMELINE, b. Jan. 30, 1816. 

880. v. HANNAH, b. Sept. 15, 1818. 

356. REV. GILMAN BACHELDER (Nathaniel G., Phinehas, Nathaniel, 
Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Stephen), b. Feb. 18, 1795, Fayette, Me.; m. there 
Sept. 15, 1825, Lydia L. Haynes; b. Nov. 8, 1808; d. June 2, 1832; m. 2d, at 
Machias, Me., May 23, 1833, Abigail Thaxter; d. March 17, 1871. He was b. in 
Fayette, Me., received a good education at the schools in that vicinity, graduated 
at college and removed to Machiasport in 1828 or 30. He settled over the church 
there and remained until he died. He preached often in other towns, attended 
many funerals and married 543 couples. He d. Sept. 25, 1875; res. Machiasport, 

88 1. i. THOMAS T., b. March 6, 1832; m. Mary H. Smith and :Mrs. Emma 

Maria Stuart. 

882. ii. GEORGE E., b. Sept. 16, 1847; m- Sarah A. Getchell. 

883. iii. JOHN GILMAN, b. April 13, 1828; d. Feb. 14, 1835. 

884. iv. JOSIAH NEWTON, b. April 7, 1830; m. December, 1S54. Sarah J. 

Preble, of Machias, Me. He was lost at sea April 2, 1866. Left 
one son; res. unknown. 
88=;. V. MARSHALL THAXTER, b. March 30, 1S35; d. June 12, 1S36. 

886. vi. LYDIA HAYNES, b. Nov. 4, 1836; d. June 12, 1842. 

887. vii. MARY SMITH, b. Sept. 4, 1S3S; d. Oct 11, 1869. 


SSS. viii. OILMAN, b. April 6, 1840; d. unm. at Alexandria, Va., July 11, 

589. ix. SARAH JANE, b. Dec. 10, 1842; m. at Houlton, Me., Nov. i, 1S79, 

Stephen C. Lowe; she d. s. p. Elgin, 111., Sept. 10, 18S0. 

590. X. JOSEPH ALLEN, b. Oct. 11, 1845; m. Lucy Emma Pope and Mrs. 

Hilda McDonald. 

891. xi. EDWIN GRENVILLE, b. Oct. 13, 1826; d. unm.; was lost at sea 

April 26, 1847- ^ -^ - _ - ^.^ 

357. RICHARD BATCHELDER (Nathan, Ebenezer, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, 
Nathaniel, Stephen), b. Loudon, N. H., Dec. 3, 1756; m. Abigail Boynton; b. about 
1759; d. in Loudon, 1S50, ae. 90. He d. Aug. 12, 1834; res. Loudon, N. H. 

892. i. NATHAN, b. Sept. 6, 1787; m. Peace Clifford. 

893. ii. JOSHUA, b. 1791; m. Margaret Aborn. , 

■ ""363. JOSIAH BATCHELDER (Nathan, Ebenezer, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Na- 
thaniel, Stephen), b. Loudon'", N. H., Jan. 24, 1775; m. Mary Blake. Res. Loudon, 
N. H. 

894. i. MOSES, b. Aug. 3, 1S02; m. Sally P. Gilman. 

895. ii. MATHIAS, b. . 

^896. iii. JOSEPH, b. ; m. ; res. Dorchester, Mass. He d. 1891 and left 2. 

|__ sons. 

' '^372^^. HON. SAMUEL BATCHELDER (Isaiah. Page. Benjamin, Nathaniel, 

Nathaniel, Stephen), b. ; m. 1809. Jane Wilson; b. Windham, N. H. ; dau. of 

Thomas. He was born in Bradford, Vt.. where he always resided. He carried on 
an extensive farm in the western part of the township. He was a prominent citizen, 
often held public office and for some time was a representative in the legislature. 
Res. Bradford. Vt. 

896X-i- JOHN W., b. Dec. 9, 1812; m. Sarah Clark. 
. Sgby.Ai. HIRAM, b. . 

896^4^.iii. JANE. b. ■: m. Mills. 

896^. iv. SAMUEL, b. 1830; m. Susan Taplin and Adelaide Simmes. 

373. JORDAN PARKER BATCHELDER (Theophilus, Theophilus. Ben- 
jamin, Nathaniel. Nathaniel, Stephen), b. • ; m. Mehitable Batchelder, dau. of 

Dea. Timothy; b. 1774; d. Prospect, Me., July 11, 1841; m. 2d, Susan Bracket. 
Res. Phipsburg, Me. 

897. i. THEOPHILUS, b. March 16. 1811; m. Charlotte T. Gross. 

89S. ii. TIMOTHY, b. May 30, i8p8; m. Clarissa Harriman. 

899. iii. WILLARD, b. ; m. Margaret Goodale. 

900. iv. JOSIAH, b. ; m. Emeline Harding. 

901. V. MARY ANN, b. ; m. Collins McCarthy. Ch. : Parker Jordan 

Batchelder, Drusilla, Haty, Mary, Carrie, Collins, Belfast, Me. ; 
Capt. Wm., Timothy, Capt. Charles. 

902. vi. EUNICE, b. — ; d. 1847; fall. 

_ 903. vii. , b. 

904. viii. , b. 

37^. JOSIAH BATCHELDER (Theophilus. Theophilus, Benjamin, Na- 
thaniel, Nathaniel. Stephen), b. prob. at Phippsburg, Me., in 1765; m. there Han- 
nah ; b. 1766; d. April 17, 1847. He d. April 18, 1847; res. Phippsburg, Me. 

905. i. JOSIAH, b. 1795; m. Martha Perry. 

377. EMERSON BATCHELDER (Timothy, Theophilus, Benjamin, Na- 
thaniel, Nathaniel, Stephen), b. N. H., 1779; m. Phippsburg, Me., Lucy Marine; b. 
1781 ; d. Oct. 8, 1840; according to town records, "a most worthy citizen." He d. 
May 20, 1838; res. Phippsburg, Me. 

906. i. SAMUEL EATON, b. March 18, 1816. 

907. ii. EMERSON, b. April 5, 1813; m. Susan C. Russell. 

908. iii. LUCY ANN, b. July 25, 1814; m. June 9, 1842, Capt. Ballard Bart- 

lett; she d. April 27, 1893, in Bath, Me. Son Capt. Thos. G. ; res. 
Belfast, Me. 

909. iv. WILLIAM, b. July 17, 1821; m. Rachel A. Crockett. 

910. V. TIMOTHY, b. Dec. 29, 1817; d. May 5, 1838. 

911. vi. JOSIAH, b. 1821; d. Dec. 13. 1840. 


37S. CAPT. TIMOTHY BATCHELDER (Timothy, Theophilus, Benjamin, 
Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Stephen), b. Phippsburg, Me.; m. Aug. 17, 1816, Nancy 
Leathers; b. 1798; d. Feb. 4, 1S37; m. 2d, Dec. 18, 1838, Rachel L. Reed. Res. 
Phippsburg, Me. 

912. i. HANNAH ANN, b. Dec. 2, 1816. 

913. ii. LEVI L., b. July i, 1819; m. Nancy C. Peterson; res. Phippsburg', 


914. iii. WILLIAM H., b. Oct. 28, 1820; m. July 8, 1848, Ann Marie White; 

res. Phippsburg, Me. 

915. iv. REBECCA P., b. May 7, 1822; d. Feb. 20, 1837. 

916. V. TIMOTHY, b. April i, 1824; m. July 8, 1848, Fidelia Batchelder; 

res. Phippsburg, Me. 

917. vi. LORENZO, b. March 19, 1827. 

918. vii. MARY ELIZABETH, b. April 20, 1829. 

919. viii. ALMIRA, b. Aug. ^, 1831. 

920. ix. REBECCA PERRY, b. July 11, 1842. 

380. ELIJAH BATCHELDER (Timothy, Theophilus, Benjamin. Nathaniel, 
Nathaniel, Stephen), b. Prospect, Me.; m. there Nov. 25, 1802, Sally Marean; b. 
Cape Cod; she d. in Prospect, Me., ae. 92. He was a lumber dealer and manufact- 
urer, and for those early daj^s was one of the most prominent men in that section. 
Held several town offices, was Deacon in the Congregational Church. He was a man 
of good health and great strength ; weighed 240 pounds. When seventy years of 
age he was in perfect health and strength. He was drowned while taking a cargo 
of lumber to Boston from Prospect. 

One of the daus. m. Rufus Littlefield in Prospect, Me. They raised a large 
family, but are now dead, and I think most of their children are dead also. There 
were two other sisters that married in Prospect, Me. , one to Samuel Crockett, the 
other to Jonathan Crockett. Both couples had a goodly number of children. An- 
other sister married a Mr. James Neagan in Prospect, but died soon after. The 
oldest sister married David Hammond and lived in Burnham, Me. She died when 
about ninet}^ years old. One of her daughters married Wm. Weed and lives in the 
southern part of Burnham. He d. Oct. 31, 1843; was drowned at sea. Res. Phipps- 
burg and Prospect, Me. 

921. vi. MEHITABLE, b. April 27, 1804; m. Dec. 25, 1824, at Prospect, 

Me., Samuel Crockett; b. 1801; d. Oct. 2, 1880; res. Prospect, Me; 
shed. 1876. Ch. : i. Rachel Ann, b. April 15, 1833; m. Nov. 25, 
1852, William Batchelder and J. F. ^Milliken; she (R. N.) res. Win- 
terport. Me. 3. Ammon Crockett, July i, 1835; d. Aug. 31, 1856. 
4. Symon L. Crockett, b. March i, 1831, Reno, Nev. 5. Allard C. ; 
child Etta Harmer, Bucksport, Me. 6. Luther Crockett, b. Nov. 
__ . 8, 1841 ; address Vinal Haven. 7. Joshua E. Crockett, b. Aug. 26, 

1837; no ch. 2. Allard, b. May 13, 1826; m. Dec. 14, 1850, 
Martha A. Pierce; b. Dec. s, 1831; d. Jan. 20, 1892; he is a farmer. 
Ch. : a. Mrs. Emma Crockett Grant, San Francisco, Cal., b. June 
15, 1854; m. at Prospect to Frank Grant, Dec. 14, 1875. b. Fannie 
Libby Crockett, b. 1851; d. 1852. c. Frank H. Crockett, b. 1859; 
d. i860, d. Annie French Crockett, b. Jan. 31, 1S63; d. Feb. 14, 
1881. e. Fannie Libby Crockett Blanchard, b. June 7, 1S67; d. 
June 8, 1894. f. Fred Peirce Crockett, b. June 7, 1867; P. O. ad- 
dress the same of Mrs. Emma Crockett Grant, San Francisco, Cal., 
No. 319 Goerrero st. g. Etta J., b. Jan. 11, 1857; m. Dec. 14, 1S79, 
Carroll Cleveland Homer; b. April 16, 1850; is a grocer and post- 
master; res. Bucksport, Me. Ch. : la. Guida C. Homer, b. Sept. 
21, 1S85, Bucksport, Me. 2a. Morton Leslie Homer, b. Nov. 14, 
1888, Bucksport, Me. 

922. i. MARIA, b. Jan. 3, 1793; m. David Hammond; res. Burnham, Me.; 

she d. ae 90. One of their daus. m. Wm. Weed ; res. B. 

923. ii. HANNAH, b. Sept. 2, 1794. 

924. iii. SARAH, b. June 16, 1796. 

925. iv. JOHN, b. IMarch 20, 1798. 

926. v. SAMUEL, b. May 10, 1800; m. Catherine Treat; had 7 ch. One 

Madison T., res. Boston; another Hiram, res. Calif. 

927. vii. ELIJAH, b. Feb. 7, 1806; m. Hannah F. Piper. 

928. viii. JANE, b. Jan. 13, 1808. 


929. ix. KINGSBURY, b. March 2, 18 10. He was something of a scholar 

and speaker, but was given to roving and seeing the world. He 
went from home when a young man and never returned. It is not 
known what became of him. 

382. NATHANIEL BATCHELDER (Nathaniel, John, Stephen, Nathaniel, 

Nathaniel, Stephen), b. ; m. . He was b. in New Hampshire, was a 

farmer and served in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War. Was 
with Washington at Valley Forge attending the sick. Res. Portsmouth, N. H. 

930. i. JA^IES, b. , m. Elizabeth ]\Iarston and Hannah Southworth. 

931. ii. JOSIAH, b. . He d. in the Revolutionary Army during the 

war. Was shot in the breast and killed in the battle of Bunker 

932. iii. SIMON, b. ; was killed in Rev. War. 

933. iv. NATHAN. 

390. BENJAMIN BATCHELDER (John, John, Stephen, Nathaniel, Nathan- 
iel, Stephen), b. Hampton, N. H. ; m. • . He moved from Deerlield to 

Meredith and d. there. He was quite an extensive farmer. Res. Meredith, N. H. 

934. i. DAVID, b. ; res. Vt. 

935. ii. SIMEON, b. 1765; m. Polly Marston. 

936. iii. JERRY, b. ; res. Vt. 

937. iv. JAMES, b. Dec. S, 1773; m. . 

391. JOHN BATCHELDER, (James, John, Stephen, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Ste- 
phen), b. October, 1757, iNo. Hampton, N. H. ; m. Nov. 30, 1780, Mary Cotton, dau. 
of Thomas; b. 1762; d. April 3, 1S07. He d. Aug. 6, 1835; res. Hampton, N. H. 

938. i. ABIGAIL DALTON, b. Oct. 31, 1781 ; m. Peter Johnson, gr. son of 

Peter; d. Feb. 4, 18 16. The father res. at Rye. Peter Jr., had a 
dau. Sally; b. Oct. 12, 1803; m. Jonathan Perkins, and d. March 
19, 1872. 

939. ii. SARAH BROUGHTON, b. Dec. 25, 1783; d. Jan. i, 1785. 

940. iii. MARY, b. April 9, 1786; m. Jonathan Brown. 

941. iv. SALLY, b. Aug. 4, 178S; lived with her sister Asenath in Hampton 

to an extreme old age; d. Nov. 5, 1883. 

942. V. ANN SHERBURNE, b. Nov. 29, 1790; m. Simon Brown; d. June 

30, 1857. They res. on the tide mill road, Hampton. Ch. : i. 
Sherburne, b. Dec. 3, 1812; d. . June 18, 1831. 2. Samuel J., b. 
Aug. 21, 1817. 3. John Oilman, b. May 25, 1819; m. Mary A. 
Johnston. 4. JerefniahW., b. Sept. 15, 1821; m. Sarah Page and 
Miriam Dunbar. 5. Geo. Lafayette, b. April 16, 1825; unm. ; res. 
H. 6. Charlotte Ann, b. Dec. 2, 1827; d. Dec. 27, 1S46. 7. Simon 
C, b. Nov. 21, 1828; d. Sept. 21, 1S31. 

943. vi. CHARLOTTE, b. Feb. 14, 1793; m. William Rand. 

944. vii. JAMES, b. May 17, 1795; m. ist, Sally Batchelder; 2d, Elizabeth 


945. viii. PATTY, b. Nov. 13, 1797; m. Bickford Rand. 

946. ix. JEREMIAH, b. July 24, 1800; m. Caroline C. Chesley. 

947. X. ASENETH, H., b. Jan. 11, 1S03; m. March i, 1825, David Perkins; 

d. May, 1888. He was son of John, settled on the main road to 
the beach. He was drowned in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, Octo- 
ber, 1851. Ch. : I. Joanna M., b. Oct. 24, 1825; m. Geo. L. Brown, 
of Seabrook. 2. David, b. Dec. 19, 1827; m. Hannah S. Dunn; 
res. Hyde Park, Mass. 3. Virginia W., b. April 14, 1830; m. G. 
W. B. Morgan; res. Polo, 111. 4. Elizabeth F., b. March 31, 1835; 
unm.; res. H. 5. Thomas L., b. June 11, 1839; m. Mrs. Sarah 
E. Pierce-BuUis ; res. Boston, Mass. 

948. xi. THOMAS COTTON, b. Aug. ri, 1804; m. Sarah Brown. 

949. xii. JOHN TAYLOR OILMAN, b. March 10, 1807; d. June 21, 1816. 

395. STEPHEN BATCHELDER (James, John, Stephen, Nathaniel, Nathan- 
iel, Stephen), b. No. Hampton, N. H., Jan. 19, 1755; m. in New Hampton, Sarah 
Cotton, dau. of Thomas; b. April 22, 1759; d. Exeter, Me., March 16, 1844. He d. 
in Exeter, Me., ae. 92, March 6, 1S47; res. Eppingham, N. H., and Jonesboro, Me. 

950. i. STEPHEN, b. Oct. 6, 1791; m. Betsey Hutchings. 



951. ii. JOHN, b. • ; m. , and had John, Horace and Ste- 


952. lii. COTTON. 

953. iv. SARAH. 

954. V. MARY. 

396. BENJAMIN BATCHELDER (Peter, John, Stephen. Nathaniel, Nathan- 
iel, Stephen) b. May 3, 1763; m. Caswell; m. 2d, Hannah Crosby; she 

d. Sandwich. He d. ae. go; res. Moultonborough and Sandwich, N. H. 

955. i. JOHN C, b. July 2, "1792; in. Maria Hutchins. 

401. WILLIAM BATCHELDER (Peter, John, Stephen, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, 
Stephen), b. No. Yarmouth, Me., Jan., 1777; m. in Monmouth, Me., Dolly Gray; 
m. 2d, Mrs. Parma R. Pool, b. 1792; d. May 21, i860. He was a carpenter; was a 
soldier in the war of 1S12 and received a pension for his services. He d. June, 1853; 
res. Lisbon, Me. 

956. i. WILLIAM K., b. March, 1812; m. Octavia Pinkham and Eliza 


957. ii. DOROTHY, b. Dec. 15, 1815; m. in Lowell, Mass., Aug. 10, 1836, 

Loring" Simmons. He was b. in Canton, Me., Sept. 7, 1807; d. 
Lewiston, Me., March 17, 1886. She d. May, 1893. He was a 
lumber manufacturer, son of John Simmons and Sophia (Delano); 
John b. 1782 in Monmouth, Me. ; he (John) was son of Capt. Sam- 
uel, a soldier in Revolutionary war, and received a pension. Dor- 
othy had b. 5 children. Charles, Harriet and Loring d. in infancy ; 
2 living, Franklin and his sister. Miss Adelaide Simmons, b. Oct. 
3, 1844, No. I Deering street, Portland, Me. Franklin was b. in 
Webster, Me., Jan. 11, 
1839; m. at Auburn 
Dec. 27, 1864, Emma J. 
Libby; d. Sept.- 2, 1872; 
m. 2d, in New York, 
■June 9, 1892. The Bar- 
oness von Jenisen, nee 
Ella B. Slocum, b.. May 
5, 1S47. He res. s. p. 
72 Via S. Nicolo da Tol- 
entino, Rome, Italy. 
Franklin's boyhood was 
spent in Bath and Lew- 
iston, and his love for 
sculpture was early de- 
veloped. Having a fa- 
cility for portraiture, he 
made his first attempts 
m that line. During the 
last two years of the 
Civil war he was in 
Washington, where the 
members of the cabinet 
and officers of the army 
and navy sat to him for 
life-size medallions. 
They were cast in bronze and most of them were purchased by the 
Union League of Philadelphia. In 1868 he went to Rome, Italy, 
where he has since resided. He visited his native land in 1888. 
His more important works are the statues of Roger Williams, in 
\ Washington and Providence ; William King, for the State of 
Maine; Oliver P. Morton, in Indianapolis; Henry W. Longfellow 
(1887), in Portland; "Medusa" (1882); "Jochebed with the Infant 
Moses" ; "Grief and History," the group that surmounts the naval 
monument at Washington; "Galatea" (1SS4) ; "Penelope"; "Mir- 
iam"; "Washington at Valley Forge" ; and "The Seraph Abdiel," 
from "Paradise Lost" (1886). Among his protrait busts are those 
of Abraham Lincoln, William T. Sherman, David D. Porter, 
James G. Blaine, Francis Wayland, and Ulysses S. Grant (1886). 



He is also noted for his statue of Gen. Grant for the capitol at 
Washington, and the equestrian monument to Gen. John A. Logan, 
ordered by Congress for the city of Washington. The honorary 
degree of A.M. was conferred on him by Bates College and also 
by Colby University. 

958. iii. ARMOREL. b. June 14. 1828; m. in Augusta, Me.. John W. Crooker, 

res. 48 Johnson street, Lynn, Mass. He was b. Jan. 18, i8a8. 
Is in the shoe business. Ch. : i. William W., b. 1850, Sept. 26. 
Brunswick, Me.; m. in March, 1873; address, Lynn, Mass. 2. 
Mary Reynolds, b. Dec. 11, 1856; d. Sept. 10, 1857. 

959. iv. THOMAS GREEN, b. ; d. young. 

960. V. LOVE, b. ; m. E. Wyman. 

961. vi. GRACE LANG, b ; m. Wyman; son, Seth Wyman, 

Webster, Me. 

962. vii. JULIA, b. ; d. ae. 18. 

963. viii. HARRIET, b. ; d. ae. 7. 

964. ix. CHARLES J., b. Feb. 17, 1817; m. Keziah Kempton. 

965. X. PARMA, b, 1818; d. Dec. 3, 1835. 

966. XI. ELBRIDGE G., b. Nov. 5, 1819; m. Harriet Hinkley. 

967. xii. OCTAVIA NICHOLS, b.iS24; d. 1826. 

963. xiii. THOMAS POOL, b. April 13, 1830; drowned Dec. 16, 1S43. 

409. JOHN BATCHELDER (Josiah, John, Stephen, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, 

Stephen), b. about 1771 in No. Hampton, N. H. ; m. there Sally . He was a 


969. i. SAMUEL, farmer; res. No. Hampton, N. H. ; m. and hadch. ; lived 

in northern New Hampshire. 

970. ii. SIMEON, m. but had no ch. 

971. iii. LOVIE, d. unm. 

972. iv. NANCY, m. husband unknown. 

973. v. SIMON, unm. ; followed the sea all his life; was many years in the 

whale fisheries; d. in sailors' home on Long Island. 

411. JOSIAH MOULTON BATCHELDER (Josiah, John, Stephen, Nathan- 
iel, Nathaniel, Stephen), b. No. Hampton, N. H., about 1775; m. . He 

was a mason by trade. Res. Rye, N. H. 

974. i. JONATHAN, m. Polly Verrel and had a son and dau. 

975. ii. MARY, m. Bradbury French, of Rye, N. H., and had two sons; one 

is George B., a prominent merchant of Portsmouth, N. H. 

413. EDWARD CHAPMAN BATCHELDER (Josiah, John, Stephen, Na- 
thaniel, Nathaniel, Stephen), b. No. Hampton, N. H., April 17, 1778 ;'m. No. Hamp- 
ton, 1809, Nancy Philbrick; b. Feb. 7, 1791, dau. of Dea. David, of Sanbornton; 
d. No. Hampton, March 11, 1826. He was a farmer of that town and was also for 
many years actively identified with the Labrador fisheries. He married Nancy, 
dau. of Dea. David and Abigail (Marston) Philbrick, of Sanbornton, N. H. He d. 
Aug. 13, 1852; res. No. Hampton, N. H. 

976. i. POLLY, b. March 2, 1811; m. Feb. n, 1834. George W. Garland. 

She d. May 15, 1S90; res. N. H. He (Geo. W. ) was b. No. Hamp- 
ton April 8, 1S09, always lived in his native town, and d. June 
13, 1888; was engaged in the coast fisheries and in the summer 
boarding business, being the proprietor of Albion Cottage at Little 
Boar's Head. Ch. of George and Polly Garland were: i. Lydia. 
2. Sarah. 3. Moses C, son of George and Polly Garland, was 
b. Aug. 29, 1834; m. Eliza J. Downs, who was born on the Isles 
of Shoals, Sept. iS, 1844. They live at North Hampton, N. H. 
Their children are: Frank N. Garland, b. at the Isles of Shoals, 
Oct. 18, 1863. He m. Mary Fletcher, of Portsmouth, N. H, and 
has two ch.: Ralph, b. at Portsmouth; Edgar F., b. at North 
Hampton. Frank N. is now a resident of Hampton, N. H. 
Charles L. A., son of Moses and Eliza, was b. at North Hampton 
Dec. 10, 1872; is machinist. 

977. ii. ABIGAIL, b. Feb. 14, 1813; m. Feb. 9, 1842, Richard Scammon, b. 

Oct. 24, 1809. She d. Sept. 6, 1873. He d. Feb. 21, 1878; was a 
farmer; res. Stratham, N. H. He was a farmer and leading citi- 
zen of that town and was b. there Oct. 24, 1809; was a lifelong 


democrat, served many years as chairman of selectmen, and was 
much esteemed for his integrity and good judgment. Ch. : i. 
Hezekiah, b. Jan. 31, 1843; m. 1866, Mary E. Jewell, and has ch. : 
Everett, b. May 5, 1S6S, and James, b. 1873; P. O. address, Ex- 
eter, N. H. He was educated at New London and Phillips Exeter 
Academies; is farmer at Exeter, N. H. Has also been identified 
with fraternal societies, having been Master Mason, and is lecturer 
of the New Hampshire State Grange, ii. James, b. June 10, 1844; 
graduate of Brown University and Albany Law School ; m. Laura 
Everingham, 1S74; has one child, Richard E., b. 1884; address, 
Kansas City, Mo., of the firm Scammon, Mead & Stubenrowth. 
iii. Sarah, b. Dec. 16, 184S; res. Stratham, N. H. iv. Richard M., 
b. Dec. 6, 1859; m. Jan. 7, 1897, Annie P. Wiggin, b. Aug. 7, 1872; 
is a farmer; res. s. p. Stratham, N. H. ; P. O. Exeter, box 401. 
He was educated at the Exeter High School and Cornell Univer- 
sity. He occupies the Scammon homestead that has been in con- 
tinuous possession of the family since 1642. Is a farmer; has 
been an active democrat; served in the various town offices, as 
representative, and as State Senator. Served ten years in the 
New Hampshire National Guard and for six years as lieut.-col. 
of the First regt. ; m. Annie P. Wiggin, who was b. at Stratham 
and graduated from Mt. Holyoke College 1892. 

978. iii. DAVID P., b. Sept. 23. 1817; m. Betsey Carter, Ursula S. French, 

and Mrs. Sarah P. Sawyer. 

979. iv. LOUISA, b. May 28, 1815; m. June 25. 1837. John Cram, b. Jan. 20, 

1806. He was a farmer and was son of Dudley and Mary (Rund- 
lett). She d. May 4, 1893, in Meredith, N. H. He d. Sanbornton, 
May I, 1858. Ch. : i. Sarepta Jane Cram, b. Aug. 21, 1S39; m. 
April 2, 1867, Orlando M. Holmes, of Plymouth, N. H., b. March 
6, 1842; present P. O. address is Elk Creek, Johnson County, 
Neb; s. p.; one child, Fred. Holmes, d. when about a year old. 
2. Sarah Augusta Cram, b. Sept. 21. 1S41; m. May 5, i860, Edwin 
D. Sinclair, b. June 9, 1831. Is a farmer; by trade a shoemaker ; 
was a soldier in the Civil war in the 14th N. H. vols. Ch. ; a. 
Oscar Harrison, b. Dec. 25, i860; d. Aug. 18, 1865; res. Meredith, 
N. H. 3. Andrew Jackson Cram, b. June 13, 1845; d. March 21, 
1846, aged 9 months. 

980. v. SARAH, b. , 1819; d. — ■ , 1S36. 

981. vi. NATHANIEL, b. , 1822; m. Nov. 17, 1850, Sarah Jane Lan- 

gee, b. Nov. 29, 1827; d. Aug. 27, 1874, at Laconia. He was a 
carpenter and gold miner and d. in California in March, 1893. 
Ch. : I. Charles E., b. March 23, 1856; res. Laconia, N. H. 2, 
George A., b. March 16, 1S58; res. in California. 3. Luella J., b. 
Sept. 6, 1859; m. Mr. Vamum ; res. 17 44th street. New Bedford, 

982. vii. JOSIAH, b. , 1824; d. 1S26. 

423. STEPHEN BATCHELDER (Stephen, Stephen, Stephen. Nathaniel, 
Nathaniel, Stephen), b. Deerfield, N. H., Feb. 12, 1760; m. in Deerfield April i, 
1784, Jane Page, dau. of Onesipherous and Abigail Page, of So. Hampton, b. Sept. 
3, 1763; d. July 17, 1826. He d. May 28, 1S08. Res. Deerfield. N. H. 

983. i. STEPHEN, b. May 20, 1785; m. Dec 8, 1808, Betsey Cram and 

Hannah Morrill. He moved to Ohio in 1830 and d. there in June, 

984. ii. PAGE. b. July 8. 1788; m. Betsey Bartlett Darrah. 

985. iii. BETSEY, b. April 15, 1790; d. unm. Aug. 30, i860. 

986. iv. NABBY, b. June 27. 1794; m. Joseph E. Bartlett; rey. Deerfield 

and Manchester. She d. April 27, 1843. 

987. V. JENNY, b. Oct. 22. 1796; m. Feb. 20, 1S22, Joshua Lane; res. Man- 

chester; 2 sons, Alvin and Judson; res. Manchester. 

988. VI. JAMES, b. Sept 22 1799; m. Sally Morrill. He d. s. p. Sept., 1S76, 

Manchester, N. H. 

989. vii. DEBORAH, b. Dec. 14, iSoi ; d. Jan., 1S08. 

424. DEA. JAMES BATCHELDER (Stephen. Stephen. Stephen, Nathaniel, 
Nathaniel, Stephen), b. Deerfield, N. H., April 15, 1762; m. Sarah Philbrick. He 



was deacon in the Congregational Church ; was a well known and respected citizen. 
He d. Nov. 21, 1834; res. Deerfield, N. H. 

990. i. iSARAH, b. Nov. i, 1792; d. unm. Feb. 29, 1864. 

991. ii. JAMES, b. April 5, 1799; d. unm. Dec. 25, 1877. 

431. FRANCIS BATCHELDER (Stephen, Stephen, Stephen, Nathaniel, 

Nathaniel, Stephen), b. Deerfield, N. H., April 18, 1788; m. Nancy Cram, b. ; 

d. ; m. 2d, Sarah Kollock. She d. in Way land, Mass., 1854; "3- 3^< Mrs. 

Emeline Merrill. He d. Oct. 31, 1872. 

991^ i. CHARLES. 

992. ii. COFFIN. 

993. iii. STEPHEN, b. in 1S17; res. Mil., Wis. 

994. iv. FRANCIS, b. : drowned at sea. 

995. v. NANCY, b. ; m. Rev. W. Eaton. 

996. vi. SARAH, b. 1830; m. Sharon, Mass., 1854, Richard F. Fuller. 

He was b. Groton, Mass., 1824; was brother of Margaret Fuller 
d'Ossoli. He d. Wayland, M,ass., May, 1869. Ch. ; i. Sarah 
Margaret, b. 1851; d. 1852. 2. Ossoli, b.' 1853; d. 1853. 3. Grace, 

b. 1854; m. B. Marion Fernald; res. Melrose, Mass. 4. Fred'k 
Timothy, b. Salem, Mass.. Sept. 11, 1850; m. Wayland, Nov. 2, 
1871, Ella J. Sherman, b. July 2, 1851; res. Weston, Mass. Ch. : 
a. ^label W., b. Aug. 5, 1872. b. Clara ^Margaret, b. May 8, 1877. 

c. Lucy Kathryu, b. April 2, 1879. d. Edwin S., b. May 27, 1885. 
e. Richard F., b. :March 22, 1887. f. Willard P., b. May 27, 1888. 
He is A. B. Phillips, Exeter. 

432. BENJAMIN P. BATCHELDER (Stephen, Stephen, Stephen, Nathaniel, 
Nathaniel, Stephen), b. Deerfield, N. H., May 21, 1790; m. ^lary Neal. He d. June 
22, 1864. 

' 997. i. EMELINE, b. Aug. 12, 1816; m. Ciilman McNeal. i. Benjamin 

B., b. March 31, 1837; m. May, 1856, Lydia Welch, of Cambridge- 

, port; d. ;March 12; 1874. 2. Mary E., b. May 15, 1S3S; d. Oct. 2, 

1838. 3. Charles G., b. Feb. 28, 1840; d. Aug. 16. 1840. 4. George 

G.. b. Oct. 8, 1842; d. Aug. I, 1843. 

998. ii. ^lARY F.. b. March 31, 1821; m. Ebenezer Willis, d. May 13, 1890. 

She d. Sept. 22, 1892. Ch. : i. Alonzo E., b. May 31, 1836. 2. 
Mary E., b. Sept. 20, 1838. 3. John M., b. Sept. 12, 1842; d. i§53. 

4. Henry N., b. June 19, 1849; d. 1849. 5. George B. , b. , 

1851; d. 1856. 

999. iii. ARIANNA, b. April 8, 1829; m. Charles E. Clark, d. Feb. 2, 1888. 

She d. Nov. i, 1872. Ch. : i. William H., b. March 22, 1851. 
2. Charles G., b. Aug. 15, 1853. 3- Mary J., b. July s, 1855; d. 
Dec. 2, i88g. 4. Arianna B., b. Dec. 4, 1859; d. , 1865. 

5. Frank H., b. Jan. 5, 1S67. 

441. NATHANIEL BATCHELDER (Nathaniel, Stephen, Stephen, Nathan- 
iel, Nathaniel, Stephen), b. , 1763; m. , Mary Libby, of Brentwood, 

N. H. He was a farmer and was accidentally killed by a runaway horse when 45 
years of age. He was a soldier in the Rev. army when only about 14 years of age. 
He d. ae. 45. Res. Deerfield and Chichester, N. H. 

1000. i. SALLY, b. Deerfield, N. H., 1784; m. Deerfield, N. H., Capt. John 
Butler. He was son of Capt. Zephaniah Butler, who was b. in 
Connecticut and commanded a company during the Revolution- 
ary war. He married a dau. of Gen. Cilley, of Revolutionary 
fame, and belonged to a distinguished New Hampshire family. 
He resided in Deerfield, N. H. 

Capt. John Butler commanded a company of light dragoons in 
the war of 1812, and served on the northern frontier. After the 
close of the war, he, with a partner, fitted out a merchant vessel, 
of which he was master, sailing from Portland, Me., to the West 
Indies, where he died, after several voyages, of yellow fever, at 
the Island of St. Kitts, in ]\Iarch, 1819, aged 37 years. Sally d. in 
1809, and he m. 2d, Charlotte Ellison, of Northfield. Ch. : r. 
Polly True, m. Col. Joseph Hilton, res. Deerfield, N. H., and 
Cornville, Me. 2. Sally, m. Jonathan Meloon ; res. D. 3. Betsey 
Morrill, b. Jan. 9, 1808; m. ^larch, 1828, Daniel Barber Stephens; 



res. Nottingham. She res. Nottingham. N. H. He was a farmer 
and d. in Nottingham in March, 1SS4. Ch. : i. Elizabeth Barber, 
b. Aug. 5, 1S29; m. in Nottingham Nov. 2, 1S54, Gen. John Badger 
Bachelder, b. Sept. 29, 1825; d. Dec. 22, 1894. (See.) She res. 
Hyde Park, Mass. Ch. : a. Charlotte Butler Bachelder, b. May 
16, 1861; d. June 2, 1S74. 2. Thomas, b. Feb. 16, 1831; m. June, 
1851; P. O. Nottingham, N. H. 3. Amanda, b. April 16, 1833: 
unm. ; Nottingham, N. H. 4. John Butler, b. Oct. 19, 1837; d. 
Aug. 22, 1896. 5. Charlotte Butler, b. March 9, 1840; unmarried; 
P. O. Washington, D. C. 6. Joanne Marj', b. Feb. 14, 1842; d. 
April II. 1869; unmarried. 7. Walter Daniel, b. Nov. 10, 1849; 
m. 1871; P. O. Derry, N. H. 4. Andrew Jackson. 5. Benjamin 
Franklin, b. Nov. 5, 1818; m. Sarah Hildreth. Benjamin Frank- 
lin Butler, b. in Deerfield, 
N. H., graduated at Water- 
ville university, Maine, 1838; 
admitted to the bar in 1S40. 
He was in those days a 
democrat and was elected to 
the Massachusetts legisla- 
ture in 1853 and to the State 
senate in 1859. He prac- 
ticed law in Lowell, Mass., 
and became prominent in 
his profession. Previous to 
the Civil war he was twice 
a candidate for governorship 
of Massachusetts. He was 
a delegate to the National 
Democratic Convention, 
held in Charleston, S. C, in 
i860, and took part in the 
proceedings of the ad- 
journed convention, held m 
Baltimore, as there was a second secession of the Southerners on 
account of the admission of the Douglas delegates to the vacant 
seats, when he retired. At the beginning of the Civil war he was 
appointed brigadier-general of the State militia, and on April 17 
marched to Annapolis, Md., with the 8th regiment, to command 
the district of Annapolis, including Baltimore, which city he en- 
tered on May 13, 1861, at the head of 900 men, and occupied with- 
out opposition. On May 16, 1861, he was appointed major-general 
of volunteers and given command of the department of Eastern 
Virginia, with headquarters at Fortress Monroe. While he was 
here some runawaj^ slaves took refuge in his lines and he refused 
to deliver them to their masters, saying that they were contraband 
of war. This was the origin of the term "contraband," as applied 
to negroes. 

General Butler captured Fort Clark and Fort Hatteras in August, 
1S61. In March, 1S62, he led an expedition to the Gulf of Mexico. 
After Farragut's capture of New Orleans, Butler commanded 
there from ^Iay to December, and administered affairs with great 
vigor. He preserved order and public health, and armed the free 
colored men. Resentment was caused by his hanging William 
Mumford for hauling down the United States flag from the mint 
and by the issue of "Order No. 28," his famous "woman order." 
Jefferson Davis, in December, 1S62, issued a proclamation declar- 
ing him to be an outlaw. While in New Orleans he seized $Soo,ooo 
which had been deposited in the ofhce of the Dutch consul, claim- 
ing that it was intended to buy arms for the confederates with 
this money; but the government ordered him to return it. On 
Dec. 16, 1862, he was recalled, but in 1S63 was placed in command 
of Virginia and North Carolina, his troops being afterward known 
as the Army of the James. He formed a plan to capture Rich- 
mond by operations from the south side of the James, intending 



to co-operate with the Army of the Potomac from the north, but 
he was checked by General Beauregard, and many of his troops 
were transferred to the Army of the Potomac. 

In October, 1S64, he was in New York suppressing the anti- 
draft riots and afterward was sent to Fort Fisher, North Carolina, 
He was removed from command by General Grant, and returned 
to Massachusetts. In r866 he was elected to Congress as a Repub- 
lican, and served until 1879, with the exception of the year 1S75-6. 
He took an activ-e interest in the reconstruction of the Southern 
States, and also in the impeachment of President Johnson. He 
was the unsuccessful Republican nominee for governor of ^ilassa- 
chusetts in t>7i, and in 1878 and 1879 was agam defeated for the 
same office on the ticket of the Greenback party and of an inde- 
pendent Democratic wing. In 1882 he was elected by the Demo- 
crats, but was defeated in 1S83. In 1S84 he ran as the Greenback- 
Labor candidate for President. He died January 11, 1893. Ch. : 
a. Blanche, m. Gen. Adelbert Ames, governor of Mississippi, b. 
Paul. c. Ben-Israel. 6. Charlotte, m. Horace Hilton, of Ver- 
mont. She d. in Illinois, lea.ving a son. 

MARY, b. : m. Samuel Deaborn. 

GREENLEAF CILLEY, b. iSio; m. Elizabeth Clesby. 

PERKINS, b. ; d. unm. 


JONATHAN, b. ; d. unm. 


NANCY, b. ; d. unm. 

COMFORT, b. ; d. unm. 

DAVID BACHELDER (David, Simon, Stephen, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, 
b. Deerfield, N. H., Aug. 16, 1766; m. in D.. May 14. 17S6, Mary Willey, 
Nov. -, 17S6; m., 2d, 17S9, Lydia Scribner. ; res. Deerfield, N. H. 
NAiSTCY WILLEY, b. Oct. 20, 1786; m. Nov. 27, 1806, Caleb Mer- 
rill; res. Gilmanton. She d. in Concord, N. H, in 1868. 

SALLY, b. : m. Jerry Batchelder, of Deerfield (See). 


DEBORAH, b ; m. Daniel Holt, of Pembroke. 

EDMUND, b. 1 801: m. Nancy Smith. 

445. SIMEON BACHELDER (David, Simon, Stephen, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, 
Stephen), b. Deerfield, N. H., 1770; m. Eleanor Hayes: m. 2d, Eliza Pickering. 
He d. 1844; res. Allentown, N. H. 

TIMOTHY, b. March 14, 1S04; m. Marv B. Pickering. 

JOHN, b. May 28, 1790. 

SIMON O., b. Feb. 10. 1802; d. March 21, 1854. 

DAVID, b. Nov. 20, 1795; d. March 5, 1847. 



447. TIMOTHY BACHELDER (David, Simon, Stephen, Nathaniel, Nathan- 
iel, Stephen), b. Deerfield, N. H., 1774; m. , 1S05, Sally Abbott, of Raymond. She 
d. in Candia, N. H., in 1841. He d. 1854; res. Deerfield, N. H. 

448. JEREMIAH BACHELDER (Jeremiah, Jeremiah, Stephen, Nathaniel, 
Nathaniel, Stephen), b. Kensington, N. H., 1772; m., Brentwood, N. H., Betsey 
Robinson, b. 1773; d. Oct. 4, i8^^. He d. March 21, 1850; res. AUenstown and 
Deerfield, N. H. 

1020. i. SOUIRES. 

1021. ii. JOSIAH. 

1022. iii. JAMES. 

1023. iv. DANIEL, b. Mav 19, 1803; m. Sally Bachelder. 

[024. v. MARY. b. ". 1027. viii. DAVID. 

102:;. vi. SALLY. 1028. ix. JEREMIAH. 

1026. vii. ELIZABETH. 1029. x. PETER. 

449. SAMUEL BATCHELDER (John. Samuel, Samuel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, 
Stephen), b. May 14, 1775, Northwood, N. H. ; m. Sept. 19, 1795, Sally Shelburne, 












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b. D 

d > 
























b. Feb. 22, 1778; d. Oct. 6, 1853, in N. He d. March 5, 1857; res. Northwood, 
N. H. 

1030. i. JAMES, b. Feb. 2, i7q6; ra. Matilda Starbard. 

1031. ii. SALLY, b. Dec. 25, 1800; nj. Feb. 6, 1821, Jonathan Hill, of N. , son 

of Jonathan, b. Sept. 17, 17(^2. Ch. : t. Charles C. ; m. Lydia 
A. Hill; res.N. 2. Geo. R. ; res. New York City. 3. Mary Eliza- 
beth ; m. Martin V. Caverly, of Strafford, and C Wingate. ; ch. : 

1032. iii. LUCINDA, b. Oct. 20, 1S02: m. Sept. 8, 1825, Oliver Knowlton ; 

res. Sanbornton. She had one child, George, res. Lynn, Mass. 

1033. iv. SHADRACH, b. Nov. 3. 1S04; m. Jane M. Sanborn. 

1034. V. OILMAN S., b. April 26, 1807; m. Clarissa Batchelder and Mrs. 

(James) Langley. 

1035. vi. JOHN S., b. April 4, 1809; m. Ann S. Batchelder, dau. of Col. Sam- 

uel ; res. Northwood. 

1036. vii. ELMIRA, b. Oct. 26, 181 1; ra. Oct. 27, 1833, Mr. Haines; m. 2d, 

Charles P. Crockett; m. 3d, Mr. Page; res. Lawrence, Mass. 
T037. viii. BETSEY, b. Sept. 11, 1S13; m. March 15, 1832, Nathan H. Leavitt; 
res. Newmarket, N. H. 

1038. ix. MARY, b. Jul}- 3, 1815; m. - — Page, Haynes; res. Lynn, 


1039. X. SAMUEL, b. Oct. 15, 1S17; m. . 

1040. xi. BLYTH LAWS, b. Sept. 16, 1819; m. Abigail E. Ayer. 

1041. xii. OLIVE, b. June 15, 1821; d. Jan. 9, 1823. 

457. JOHN BATCHELDER (John, Samuel, Samuel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, 
Stephen), b. Northwood, N. H., Feb. 20, 1793; m. April 23, 1S14, Dorcas Demeritt, 
b. Oct. 24, 1791; d. Feb. 21, 1850; m., 2d, Mrs. Ruth Sanborn, wid. of William of 
Gilford. He married his wife in Northwood. She was the dau. of Moses and Lydia 
(Odell) Demeritt. He moved to Sanbornton in 1S16, and settled on the Mark 
Taylor place. His wife was accidentally drowned in a well. After his second 
marriage he moved to his wife's propertv in Guilford and died there ; res. Sanborn- 
ton, N. H. 

1042. i. ODELL, b. Aug. 17, 1815; d. Oct. 15, 1823, being fatally injured 

while beech-nutting. 

1043. ii. SARAH ANN, b. May 28, 1817; d. Oct. 27, 1835. 

1044. iii. LUCINDA, b. Aug. 13, 1S19; m.. May 3, 1840, Newell Sanborn, of 

Meredith. He d. in 1S44. She m. 2d, Joseph B. Swain, of Mere- 
dith; m. 3d, John Fields, of Vermont. In 1S75 she res. in Laconia. 
Ch. : I. Odell Batchelder Sanborn, b. June, 1840. 2. Georgie 
Anna Swain, b. July, 18^3. 3. Albert B., d. ae. 5. 
T045. iv. OLIVE FURBER, b. Jan. 5, 1822; m. Jan. 12, 1842. Gilbert G. 
Knowlton, a farmer in West Nottingham. Ch. : i. James F., b. 
Dec. 25, 1854; res. N. 2. Carrie A., b. July 4, 1858. 3. Addie O., 
b. Feb. 25, 1S60. 

1046. V. LOL^ISA, b. Sept. 5, 1S24; m. Sept. 28, 1843, Hon. Ebenezer F. 

Odell. His first wife, by whom he had one dau. (Mrs. John F. 
Boyd, of Newton, Mass.) died in 1841. He was a cordwainer and 
worked at his trade in Randolph, Mass, for nine years. Returned 
to Sanbornton in 1S41, and followed farming on the Abraham 
Batchelder place until his d., in iSSo. He was chorister of the 
Baptist church, was representative m the State legislature, four 
years selectman, and two years treasurer. His wife d. of brain 
disease, Dec. 4, 1880. Her Ch. : i. Horace Lyman, b. Feb. 13, 
185 1 ; res. Boston. 

1047. "^'i- JOHN LYMAN, b. June S, 1828; d. Sept. 30, 1S49. 

459. JOHN BATCHELDER (Increase, Samuel, Samuel, Nathaniel, Nathan- 
iel, Stephen), b. Northwood, N. H., Dec. 9, 1776; m. Nov. 25, 1802, Betsey Sher- 
burn, dau. of Col. Samuel Sherburn, b. Aug. 31, 1783; d. Oct. 20, 1812; m. 2d, 
Sally Davis, b. Oct. 15, 17S2; d. Jan. 7, 1866. He d. Jan. 21, 1S51; res. North- 
wood, N. H. 

1048. i. THOMAS J., b. Feb. 16, 1807; m. Comfort Hill. 

1049. ii. NATHANIEL, b. April 18, 1S03; m. Sarah Griffin. 

1050. iii. MARY T, b. Feb. 6, 1809; m. John D. Demerrit; d. June 11, 1835; 

m. 2d, Hiram K. Swain. Ch. : i. Olive E., d. 1828. 


1051. iv. BETSEY, b. Dec. 11, 1S17; d. March 3, 1820. 

1052. V. ALBERT J., b. Sept. 2S, 1S20: m. . 

1053. VI. SARAH A", b. Dec. 28, 1821; m. Joseph Durgin. He d. and she 

m. 2d, Jonathan Cass, Jr. 

1054. vii. SUSAN E., b. Aug. 11, 1825; m. Jan. g, 1S50, Wm. G. Freeze; res. 

Deerfield, N. H. He was b. June 24, 1823. Ch. : i. Dudley, b. 
Nov. 26. 1850; m. Jennie Harvey; res. Deerfield. 2. John F., b. 
Feb. 22, 1853; res. Walpole, Mass. 3. Wm. E., b. Sept. 19, 1857. 
4. Olive E., b. Feb. 15, 1859. 

1055. viii. JOSEPH C, b. March 3, 1830; killed in battle in the Civil war, 

Sept. 17, 1862. 

465. INCREASE BATCHELDER (Increase, Samuel, Samuel, Nathaniel, 
Nathaniel, Stephen), b. Northwood, N. H., 17S1; m. Marblehead, Mass., Elizabeth 
Hooker; b. 17S4; d. Charlestown. Mass., Oct. 7, 1856. He was a mason by trade. 
He d. April 17, 1840; res. Salem. Mass. 

1059. i. JOHN H., b. Jan. 23, 1S18; m. Emma E. Dodge. 

1060. ii. GEORGE, b. Newburyport, 1808; d. unm. 1833 in New York of 

Asiastic cholera. 

1061. iii. ELIZABETH, b. iSio: d. Salem, 1823. 

1062. iv. INCREASE, b. ; m. Sarah Parker. A son is John at Sol- 

diers' Home, Chelsea, Mass. 

1063. V. MARY PETTENGILL, b. Newburvport, Mass., June 20, 1S16; d, 

Charlestown, ^Nlass., May 27, 18S9; May 24, 1849, m. Joseph Newell 
Smith; b. Salem, April 24, 1798; d. Charlestown, Mass., March 21, 
1879. Had I. Mary Elizabeth, b. Charlestown, May i, 1850; m. 
Walter C. Rich, of Bangor, Me., Aug. 5, 1871. Had Edith Mabel, 
b. Charlestown, May 10, 1872; res. San Diego, Cal. 2. Ellen 
Maria, b. Aug. 23, 1852; d. Sept. 9, 1852. 3. Joseph Newell, b. 
July 22, 1853; d. April 21, 1S55. 4- Ellen Josephine, b. Scituate, 
Mass., Aug. 15, 1855; m. April 29, 1S75, to Edwin A. Simonds, of 
Maiden, Mass. Had Mary Alice, b. Charlestown, Jan. 22, 1876; 
address 38 Robinson St., Somerville, Mass. 

1064. vi. RICHARD H., b. Feb. 4, 1820; m. Jeannette H. Woodman. 

1065. vii. WILLIAM LITTLE, b. Jan., 1822, Salem; d. July 31, 1884, Salem; 

m. Harriet M. Sweet; b. 1814; d. Salem, Sept. 19, 1881 Had i. 
Harriet M., b. 1845; d. May 20, 1890. * 

1066. viii. JOSEPH, b. March i, 1825; m. Mary A. Adams. 

1067. ix. CHARLES M., b. Dec. 17, 1827; m. Henrietta Woodman and 

Frances S. Brown. 

466. JOHN BACHELDER (Josiah, Samuel, Samuel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, 
Stephen), b. Northwood, N. H., Aug. 22, 1789; m. there July 24, 1810, Nancy John- 
son; b. Aug. 12, 1786; d. March 7, 1848. He d. Strafford, N. H., May 15, 1S63; res. 

Bennington, N. H. 

1068. i. BENJAMIN F. b. Jan. 15, 1813: m. Sarah A. Jenness. 

1069. ii. NATHANIEL B. , b, Aug. i, 1827; m. Nancv J. Jenness and Lucy 

M. Reid. 

1070. iii. JOSEPH, b. ; m. and res. Stafford, N. H. 

J 70. DEA. JOHN BATCHELDER (Abraham, Samuel, Samuel, Nathaniel, 
Nathaniel, Stephen), b. Northwood, N. IL, July 27, 1777; m. May 31, 1807, Betsey 
Batchelder, dau. of Increase; d. May 22, i838;'b. Feb. 22, 1779; m- 2d, Feb. 22, 
1842, Mrs. Mary Fox (Sanborn) Folsom, of Meredith, dau. of Dudley Sanborn; b. 
Dec. 18, 1803; d. Sept. 15, 1S79. He d. March 24, 1869, in Laconia. N. H. ; res. 
Meredith, N. H. 

1071. i. INCREASE, b. Feb. 28, 1808; m. Susan Hart. 

1072. ii. ABRAHAM, b. July 23, 1811; d. unm. June 23, 1S59. 
T073. iii- JOHN, b. Oct. 25, 1815: m. Caroline Folsom. 

1074. iv. ALYIN J., b. July 5, 1S20; m. Sarah Lawrence. 

472. ABRAHAM BATCHELDER (Abraham, Samuel, Samuel, Nathaniel, 
Nathaniel, Stephen), b. Northwood, N. H., March 21, 1780; m. Mary Batchelder, 
daa. of Increase; d. April i, 1827; m. 2d, May 7, 1829, Betsey Hoitt, dau. of Sam- 
uel, of Lee; d. Dec. 4, 1864. He d. Jan. 27, 1871; res. Northwood, N. H. 

1075. i. HANNAH C, b. Feb. 8, 181 1; m. Wm. Merrill; res. Laconia, N. 


H. I. John F., b. ; res. Laconia, X. H. 2. Augusta. 3. 

Susan. 4. Emma. 5. Mollis. 6. George. 

1076. ii. JOEL, b. Sept. i, 1812; m. Sarah A. Batchelder. 

1077. iii. MARY A., b. Feb. 21, 1S15; m. Henry L. Carter. Ch. : i. Chas. 


1078. iv. SUSANNA, b. Jan. 8, 1817; d. March 20, 1837. 

1079. V. ABIGAIL, b. Feb. 14, 1819; m. June 7, 1840, Daniel S. Edgerlj'. 

He was b. Aug. 23, 1814; was 9, farmer; res. East Northwood. 
He d. Oct. 4, 1892. Ch. : i. HoUis Batchelder, b. Sept. 4, 1S41; 
m. Jan. 10, 1870, Laura L. Jackins, of So. Gardiner, Me.; b. Dec. 
17, 1848; d. Oct. 2, 1887, s. p.; res. Haverhill, ^Nlass. 2. Augusta 
H., b. Julys, 1847; m. W. O. Tasker, of Haverhill, ^lass. ; res. 
19 Bartlett St., s. p. 3. John Parker, b. Nov. 17, 1855; d. ^larch 
II, 1859. 

1080. vi. INCREASE H., b. Aug. 31, 1S21; d. Julv 13. 1834. 

1081. vii. CLARISSA E., b. Dec. 28, 1S26; m. Timothy P. Faulkner; res. New- 

market, N. H., and Cape Elizabeth, Me. i. Mar3\ 2. Mary. 3. 
Abraham. 4. Charles. 5. Annie. 6. flattie. 7. Fred. 8. Ella. 

473. SOLOMON BATCHELDER (Abraham, Samuel, Samuel, Nathaniel, 
Nathaniel, Stephen), b. Northwood, N. H., Feb. 7, 1782: m. 1809, Hannah Watson, 
dau. of William, of Pittsfield; m. 2d, Fannie Stevens, of New Durham. Res. Mere- 
dith, N. H. 

1082. i. ELIZA, b. ; d. unm. 

1083. ii. ALBERT, b. ; d. unm. 

1084. iii. WILLIAM, b. ; m. Ann Sanborn, Deborah Rowe and Lizzie 


1085. iv. MARIA, b. ; m. John Buzzell ; res. Sandwich, N. H. 

1086. V. CLARISSA, b. ; m. Charles Batchelder and res. Meredith, 

N. H. 

1087. vi. ABIGAIL, b. ; d. unm. 

475. NATHANIEL BATCHELDER (Abraham. Samuel. Samuel, Nathaniel, 
Nathaniel, Stephen), b. Northwood, N. H., ]\Iay 16, 1786; m. Patience Page; ni. 2d, 
Mrs. (Neal) Robinson, dau. of Joseph Neal, of Meredith. He d. iS6(?); res. Bel- 
mont, N. H. 

1088. i. ABIGAIL, b. ; m. Uriah Lamprey; res. Belmont, N. H. ; son 

of Reuben Lampre3\ Ch. : i. Lauretta. 2. Josephine. 3. 
Georgianna. 4. Henritta. 5. Albion. 

1089. ii. ]\IARY, b. ; m. Albert Taylor; res. Laconia, N. H., and 

went West. Ch. : Nettie. 

1090. iii. BETSEY, b. ; m. Simeon Pease; res. ^leredith, N. H. Ch. : 

I. Jennie. 2. Laura. 3. Mary. 4. Abbie. 5. Frank. 6. Lorin. 

1091. iv. LYMAN, b. ; m. Mary A. Moses. 

482. IRA BATCHELDER (Samuel, Samuel, Samuel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, 
Stephen), b. Northwood, N. H., May 15. 1799; m. Dorset, Vt., Sept. 14, 1825, Clar- 
issa Manley; b. 1802; d. Dorset, Vt., Dec. 4, 1S88. He d. Jan. i, 1875; res. Dor- 
set, Vt. 

1092. i. WM. JACKSON, b. Oct. 30, 1845; m- Nellie A. Whittier. 

1093. ii. CHARLOTTE, b. Aug. 26, 1828; m. Oct. 24, 1866, George W. Par- 

menter; b. Aug. 22, 1812; d. March 9, 1891, s. p.; res. Brandon, 
Vt. He was a merchant. 

1094. iii. CAROLINE ELIZABETH, b. March 5, 1841; m. Oct. i, 1864, 

Warren R. Dunton, res. Dorset, Vt. He was b. May 14, 1S39, was 
first lieutenant United States Army; is now retired. Ch. : i. Sam- 
uel Warren Dunton, b. at Louisville, Ky. , Dec. 22. 1S6S. 2. Ade- 
laide Elizabeth Dunton, b. at Dorset. Vt., June 4, 1S7S; both unm. 
and still living: P. O. address Dorset. Vt. 

1095. iv. MARK, b. Nov. 6, 1831; m. Mary Smith. 

488. DEA. SIMON BACTHELDER (Davis, Henry, Samuel, Nathaniel, Na- 
thaniel, Stephen), b. North Hampton, N. H, March 5. 1758; m. April 4, 177S. 
Rachel Johnson, dau. of Benjamin; b. Nov. 14, 1756; d. Jan. 5, 1S30. He responded 
to the first call for soldiers in the first year of the War of the Revolution, and served 
in all under three different enlistments twenty months. He was at Winter Hill, 
near Boston, Newport, R. I., and at Ticonderoga, N. Y. He received from his 


grateful country for many years an annual stipend of $66.66. He was one of the 
original members of the Congregational Church and chosen Deacon in 1817, which 
office he held until his death. He was a good man and highly respected. His 
funeral sermon, preached at North wood, N. H., March 12, 1847, by Rev. Elliot C. 
Cogswell, pastor of the Congregational Church, was published m 1S47; Svo. 12 

It is said of him on hearing that hostilities had commenced with a neighbor of 
his, Benjamin Johnson, seized their arms and marched at once towards Boston. 
Marching all day ana the following night, they reached the scene of action the next 

Simon Batchelder, of Northwood, was born there in 175S. He was a farmer 
and enlisted in Capt. Winborn Adams' company June 21, 1775. The following year 
he was in the company commanded by Capt. Joseph Chadler, and part of the time 
was Corporal; served in Gen. Poor's regiment. 

The editor of the N. E. Hist, and Gen. Register in 1S53, said: "The writer re- 
members to have seen him (Davis) about 1812. He also remembers well his ex- 
cellent son (Dea. Simon), the occasion of the funeral sermon, who was truly one of 
the best men that it has ever been his happiness to know. His manner and bearing 
to young men and boys was of a character to cause them to love and respect him. 
Many days have been passed by the writer in his company, in which he has heard 
him recount his expediiions, perils and privations m the Revolutionary Army." 

"Deacon Batchelder's residence was a little south of the turnpike, some half a 
mile from the well known residence of the late Jonathan Clarke, Esq. He was a 
farmer of the first class, for the time and place. Situated in a delightful valley, his 
farm in the summer and autumnal months was a perfect paradise. Everything 
without, as well as within the buildings, was an index to the minds of the pro- 
prietors, neatness and order striking the eye at every point. Such are a few recol- 
lections of a most honored and honorable man, and it is a source of regret that the 
space here allotted will not allow of more full justice to his memory." He d. March 
10, 1847; res. Northwood, N. H. 

1096. i. LEVI, b. Sept. 10, 1779; d. Nov. 11, 1781. 

1097. ii. MARY, b. April iq, 1782; m. Nicholas Darrell, of N. ; res. Bradford, 

N. H. He d. August, 1S45; shed. 1873. Ch. : Dau. ; m. Levi O. 
Colby, of Warner, and a son. 

1098. iii. MARTHA, b Nov. 3, 1784, m. Hazen Horn, of Gilmanton. He d. 

July 3, 1843; she d. Aug. 31, 1848. Ch. : i. Ann; m. Albert Cressy, 
of Newark, N. Y. 2. Martha; m. John S. Rollins, of Fisherville. 
3. Alice C. ; m. Chas. Wingate, of N. and D., Sept. 28, 1869. 4. 
Mary P. ; res. Gilmanton. 5. Elizabeth A. ; m. Theodore Bohn- 
stedt; res. Boston. 

1099. iv. SIMON, b. Feb. 28, 1786; m. Sally Batchelder, Mrs. Elizabeth B. 

Pease and Hannah B. Waldron. 
I TOO. V. HANNAH, b. April 16, 1788; m. Joseph Greelej% of Gilmanton; she 

d. Sept. 8, 1S59. 
iioi. vi. LEVI, b. July 31, 1790; m. Mary Sherburn. 

1 102. vii. BENJAMIN, b. Aug. 15, 1796; m. Mary Crocket and Mrs. Mehit- 

able (Berry) Sherburn. 

489. CAPT. HENRY BATCHELDER (Davis, Henry, Samuel, Nathaniel, 
Nathaniel, Stephen), b. June 5, 1755; m. Sally Reynolds; b. January, 1755; d. July 
9, 18 1 5. He d. Dec. 10, iSio; res. Northwood, N. H. 

1 103. i. DEARBORN, b. March 30, 1778; m. Sally Nealley. 

1 104. ii. MOLLY, b. Oct. 8, 1779; m. Chas. Danielson. She d. Feb. 22, 1S44; 

he d. July 21, 1844; res. Northwood. i. Charles H. ; m. Alice 
Chase and' Matilda Grant; killed by the cars at Great Falls. Ch. : 
Charles H. Danielson, b. June 12, 1830. Hannah C. Danielson, b. 
Jan. 12, 1S32; m. Chas. D. Chase, of Newburyport, Mass.; m. 2d, 
Wm. T. Batchelder, of Loudon, who d. June 22, 1891. She res. 
Nashua, N. H., P. O. box 697. Ch. : Alice, b. 1853; m. Chas. Pear- 
lee; res. Rochester, N. H. ; ch. : George, Albert, Bertha and Mary. 
Alice M. Danielson, b. Jan. 11, 1834. George W. Danielson, b. 
April, 1837; d. June, 1S38. Caroline N. Danielson, b. November, 
1838. Samuel Danielson, b. Oct. 31, 1835. George E. Danielson, 
b. Nov. 17, 1845; d. August, 1848. Sarah H. Danielson, b. March 
6, 1841; d. 1848. Albert E. Danielson. 2. Lucinda, b. June 28, 


1S02; m. Ephraim Grant; res. Me. ; she d. Aug. 26, 1835. He was 
b. Jan. 21, 1794. Ch. : Chas. H., b. Feb. 11. 1S23. Geo. H., b. 
April 4, 1825. Mary Jane, b. June 30, 1830. Gorham, b. April, 1832. 
3. Matilda, b. April i, 1805; m. Joseph Hill. Ch. : Joseph, John 
B., Charles H. and Geo. W. , both latter of whom res. in Concord, 
N. H. ; Matilda and Anna and Caroline all dead. Anna m. Daniel 
Tole, of Northwood; Matilda m. Chas. Osgood, of N. ; Caroline 
m. a Spofford; Joseph m. an Emerson; John B. m. a Dow; Chas. 
H. m. a Lilley; and Geo. W. m. a Furber; Gorham, b. Dec. 11, 

1105. iii. CHARLOTTE, b. March, 2, 1782; d. May 28, 17S6. 

1106. iv. SALLY, b. May 25, 1788; m. Simon Batchelder (see); she d. July 

22, 1 8 16. 

1107. V. CHARLOTTE, b. April 10, 1791; m. John Wiggin, Jr.; she d. 

June 22, 1825; a son was Rev. Henry Batchelder Wiggin. He 
finished his preparation for college at Gilmanton Academy and 
was admitted to Waterville College in 1S34, and was graduated at 
Dartmouth in 1838. He was licensed to preach the same year by 
the So. Boston Baptist Church. On leaving college he went to 
Kentucky, where he taught school for several years. He was 
ordained in 1839. He preached for many years, but on account of 
ill health resigned his charge. He suffered severely during the 
war and moved from Kentucky in 1S64 to Orange, N. J. He was 
elected mayor of that city in 1874. He m. in 1842 Jane M. Mohan; 
7 ch. 

1 108 vi. NANCY, b. Jan. i, 1784; m. Samuel Durgin. They res. in ]\Iaine 
and had a large family. 

1 109. vii. PATTY, b. June 26, 1786; m. John Durgin; she d. April, 1834. 
They had two ch. : one was the wife of Hosea Knowlton, of Chi- 

mo. viii. ADALINE, b. Dec. 13, 179S; m. John Harvey, son of Hon. John 

mi. ix. HARRIET, b. Jan. 14, 1S02; m. Thompson; res. in Me. ; she 

d. Dec. 28, 1S35. Ch. -. i. Henry B., res. Lawrence, Mass. 2. 
Jane ^I., b. April 3, 1S28; m. Samuel Furber, of Newmarket. 3. 

"Matilda; m. John A. Wilson, of Boston. 4. Nancy; m. 

Hodgdon, of New Bedford, Mass. 

492. JONATHAN BATCHELDER (Davis, Henry, Samuel, Nathaniel, Na- 
thaniel, Stephen), b. near Deerfield, Feb. 14, 1765; m. in Deerfield, Feb. 22, 1783, 
Sarah Clifford, both of Candia; d. No. Grantham, N. H. He was m the Rev. war 
for eight years, was at Bunker Hill, Lexington, and in other battles. He drew a 
pension of $96 a vear. He d. 1846; res. North Grantham, N. H. 

11 12. i. BENJAMIN, b. April 24; m. Mehitable Cilley.* 

494. DAVIS BATCHELDER (Davis, Henry, Samuel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, 
Stephen), b., Nottingham, N. H., Aug. 22, 176S; m. in Loudon, Nov., 1782, Sally 
Hull, of Loudon, b. 1763; d. Wentworth, N. H., March 18, 1847. He was a farmer. 
He d. April 29, 1851; res. Bridgewater and Wentworth, N. H. 

1113. i. MARY, b. ; m. Benjamin Hill, b. April 16, 1783. After her 

death he m. Deborah Whitehouse; res. Northwood, N. H. Ch. : 
I. Marv. 2. Irene. 3. Oliver. Leonard. 5. Timothy. 6. Eliza 
J. 7. Benjamin. 8. Daniel. 9. Boy, d. young. 

11 14. ii. SALLY, b. April 19, 1798; m. in Moultonborough, N. H. , Dec. i, 

18 18, Elijah Hanson. He was b. in Tuftonborough, N. H., Feb. 
28, 1794, and d. in Lakeport Oct. 15, 1875. Shed. Oct. 7, 1S85; res. 
Moultonborough, N. H. Ch. : i. Mary Ann Hanson, b. Oct. 12, 
1819; m. Nov. 5th, 1837, George W. Brown; address, Lakeport, 
N. H. He was b. March 3, 1S13, '^^'^s a carpenter, and d. Nov. 19, 
1883. Ch. ; Clarinda :M. Brown, b. March 22, 1839; m., Oct., 1858, 
S. A. Brown; present address, 18 School street, Somerville, Mass. 
Leander Brown, b. May 22, 1844; d. Jan. 22, 1852. Linda E. 
Brown, b. Feb. 19, i860; m. Oct. 19, 18S1, George H. Buzzell; 
present address, Lakeport, N. H. 2. Elizabeth Hanson, b. June 

*Some correspondents suggest CHff'ird, others Cilley. 



I, 1822; m. Oct. 5, 

3. Belinda Hanson, b. 
















1 120. 


DOROTHY, m. Dame; 



RUTH, b. ; m. 

res. Lakeport, N. H. 

Israel Chandler (Moses, Sanborn, Moses, 
William, Thomas, William). She was dau. of Davis Batchelder by 
his wife, Sally Hull, of Northwood, N. H. She d. 19 Jan., 1838; 
aged 49 yrs. 5 mos. After he had removed fourteen times and 
been burned out twice; he bought a farm of sixty acres of land 
about one mile west of the meeting house in Bridgewater, and 
lived there the remainder of his days on the hills, and died 5 Jul}-, 
1844; ae. 58 yrs., i mo., 20 days. The ch. of Israel and Ruth 
(Batchelder) Chandler were: i. Calvin, d. 5 March, i860, unm., ae. 
53, in Bridgewater; farmer; deformed in person. 2. Sally, m. 
Alvah Parker, of Dedham, Mass. 3. Josiah, b. at Moultonboro, 
27 April, 1814; m. ist, June, 1836, Ann Desire Wight; m. 2d, at 
Moultonboro, 3 May, 1846, Caroline Copp. 4. Asa Batchelder, b. 
19 April, 1820; pub. 15 April, 1843, to Almira M. Crawford. 
5. Hannah; m. 20 Oct., 1844, Ezra Ellsworth; no issue; Mehitable 
C., m. 10 April, 183S, David B. Perkins. 6. Almira, b. at Bridge- 
water, 13 Oct., 1825; m., ist, 1845, William Barnes; m. 2d, Yates 
1122. X. SUSAN, b. Nov. 30, 1793; m. Dec. 17, 1S12, in Moultonboro, N. H., 
Jonathan Sanborn. Comfort Chandler (Sanborn, Moses, William, 
Thomas, William) and James Sanborn, Moultonboro, N. H. They 
lived south of what became the Poor Farm on the Neck. He m. 
2d, Christina Paine, widow of Mr. Rogers. The ch. of Comfort 
and James Sanborn were: Hannah Sanborn; m. James Gilman, 
of Meredith, N. H., and resided on Meredith Neck. Sally San- 
born; d. at Roxburj', unm. Judith Sanborn, d. unm. Jonathan 
Sanborn, b. at Moultonboro, 6 March, 178S; d. 27 Nov., 1S57, at 
Oxford, N. H. ; m. at Moultonboro, 17 Dec, 1S12, Susan Batchel- 
der, who was b. 30 Nov., 1793; dau. of Davis and Sally (Hull) 
Batchelder, of Northwood, N. H. ; 8 ch. Levi Sanborn, b. in Moul- 
tonboro; m. in Moultonboro, Hannah Fullerton. He was a farmer 
or homestead ; moved west. 

495. BENJAMIN BATCHELDER (Davis, Henry, Samuel, Nathaniel, Na- 
thaniel, Stephen), b. N. H., July 3, 1770; m. Exeter, N. H., Dolly Sleeper, d. 
Belmont, ae. 67. He d. ae. 80, 1853; res. Belmont, Me. 

ir23. i. CALYIN, b. Aug. 10, i8ro; m. Rachel Patterson, Annie Patterson, 
Deborah Brackett and Annie Philbrook. 

1124. ii. GEORGE. 

1125. iii. SHERBURNE, b. - ; m. Harriet Kimball. 

1 126. iv. MARY, b. ; m. Nov. 29, 1821, Nathan Packard, of Searsmont, 


1 127. V. SOPHIA, b. ; m. Calvin Gray, of Belmont. 

1128. vi. BETSEY, b. Aug. 11, 1790; m. in Belfast, Oct. 28, 1813, Samuel 

Cunningham, of Belmont. He was b. Peterborough, N. H. ; d. 
Belmont, Oct. 14, TS63; was a farmer. Shed. March, 1867. Ch. : 
I. Hiram Cunningham, d. Sept. S, 1841; b. 1816. 2. Samuel N. 
Cunningham, d. Feb. 10, 1S46: b. 1820. 3. Dolly Cunningham, 
d. June 19, 1872; b. 1812. 4. Elizabeth Cunningham, d. Oct. 18, 
1881; b. 1S28. 5. Harriet, b. Aug. 3. 1824; m. March 4, 1845, Bar- 
ton Robmson, b. Feb. 23. 1820. Is a merchant; res. Centre 
Lincolnville^ Me. Ch. : a. Mary J. Robinson, b. July 31, 1847; m. 
Dec. I, 1872; d. Feb. 2, 1888. 

1 129. vii. DANIEL, b. about 1798; m. Marv Spencer. 

1 130. viii. JOSEPH. 

498. JOHN BATCHELDER (Samuel. Henry, Samuel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, 
Stephen), b. April 17, 1768, Hampton, N. H. ; m. 1791, Abigail Prescott, of Hampto^ 










1 136. 



VI 1, 


Falls, b. Sept. 5, 1769; dau. of James and Mary (Lane). They res. on the old home- 
stead, in North Hampton. He d. July 15, 1809; res. No. Hampton and Exeter, N. H. 

LEVL b. — — ; d. unm. 

vSALLY, b. ; d. unm. 

JOHN, h. 1795; m. Mary Prescott, his cousin; dau. of Ebenezer, Vj. 
Feb. 10, 1799. He res. No. Hampton; was a farmer. 

ELIZABETH, b. 1797; m. James Bachelder. 

MARK, b. 1790; m. Sophia Brown. 

ABIGAIL, b. 1802; d. 1845; unm. 

MARY, b. 1804; m. June 31, 1828, Dea. David B. Elkins; d. Aug. 
24, 1870. They res. at Bride Hill; was killed by falling from the 
beams of his barn, Nov. 25, 1854. His death was a severe loss to 

, the Cong. Church, of which he was a valued member and officer, 
as well as to the community at large. Ch. : 1. Mary Batchelder, b. 
1829; m. Albert S. Wilson, of Kittery, Me. 2. David Henry, b. 
June 5, 1831 ; m. Mary E. White. 3 Daniel Webster, b. March 18, 
1833; m. Annie M. Walker; res. Stratham. 4. John, bap. April 
26, 1840; d. March 25, 1842. 5. Sarah Elizabeth, bap. Sept. 28, 
1843; m. Fabyan P. Drake. 

1138. viii. JOSIAH, b. Sept. 13, 1807; m. Deborah A. Clark and Sarah E. 


1139. ix. LEVI, b. 1810; m. Clarissa Marston, of No. Hampton. 

500. SAMUEL BATCHELDER (Samuel, Henry, Samuel, Nathaniel, Nathan- 
iel, Stephen), b. Oct. 15, 1780; Hampton, N. H ; m. Sarah Leavitt, dau. of James, 
b. June 7, 1782; d. Sept. 11, 1833 (town records say Nov. 12, 1S35). Samuel Batch- 
elder — son of Samuel, son of Henry, son of Samuel, sou of Nathaniel, who was born 
in England ~ was born in Hampton, N. H., his family afterward moving to North 
Hamilton, N. H. He was a journeyman tailor by trade, and the owner of a large 
farm. Was one of the founders of the Christian Baptist church at Hampton, but, 
when that was changed to Free Will Baptist, transferred his name to the Christian 
Baptist church at Little River (so-called). North Hampton. Was quite j^rominent 
in religious affairs. He married Sarah Leavitt, of Hampton, N. H. He d. June 12, 
1857; res. No. Hampton, N. H. 

1 140. i. LUCINDA, b. 1802; m. Simon Brown; d. Jan. 21, 1827. Res. on the 

homestead in H. Ch., by ist and 2d wife: r. Jacob Cummings, 
b. Feb. 3, 1825; d. unm. July 7, 1847. 2. John, b. Jan. 5, 1830; m. 
Lydia A. Palmer. 3. Sarah Frances, b. Jan. 23, 1S35, m. John 
Willcutt. 4. Charles Warren, b. Sept. 9, 1844. 

1141. ii. JOSEPH. 1141^4. ii.'^. ELIZABETH. 

ri42. iii. JAMES LEAVITT. b. April 27, 1806; m. Mary M. Philbrick and 
Lydia Mason. 

1 143. iv. ARTHUR H. 1143'-^.'. iv>4. SHUBAEL. 

1144. V. SARAH. 

1145. vi. RUTH L., m. Dea. Wm. L. Blake, son of Zechariah, b. Sept., 1813; 

d. Sept. 19, 1881. Ch. : I. Emmons B., b. Sept. 3, 1839; unm.; 
res. No. H. 2. Wm. Harrison, b. Jan. 11, 1841; m. Augusta A. 
Moulton and Harriet A. Palmer. 3. Mary R., b. Feb., 1844, d. 
Aug. 30, 1845.- 4. Amos S. , b. Oct. 6, 1846; d. Jan. 22. 1850. 
5. Amos S.. b. March 28, 1S50; d. Oct. 12, 1850. 6. Geo. Henry, 
b. Nov. 3, 1852; m. Lavina A. Lamprey. 

1146. vii. SUSAN L. , m. Joseph L. Blake, son of John; b. Jvme i, 1808; d. 

March 10, 1858. Ch. : i. Arthur, b. Jan. 13, 1839; d. Sept. 4, 1S40. 
2. Elizabeth F. , b. Dec. 19, 1842; m. Chas. P. Akerman. 3. Ar- 
thur B., b. Feb. 29, 1844; m. Sarah A. Jones. 4. John Payson, 
b. Feb. 17, 1852; m. Alice Eastman, of No. Conway. 

1147. viii. SABRINA, m. Johnson P. Atkinson of Cambridge, Mass; res. Hamp- 

ton. Ch. by Sabrina: i. Amos Stone; m. Dec. 25, 1870, Mary F. 
Godfrey; res. H. 2. Annie Maria, b. Dec. 25, 1S44; m. Elias H. 
Perkins. 3. Ira. 

1148. ix. NANCY M., b. Dec. 24, 1S19; m. Stacy W. Brown. He was a 

farmer, b. Jan. 13, 1817; res. No. Hampton, N. H. Ch. : i. Ellen 
K. Brown, b. July 7, 1849; d. April 2, 1885; m. 1868. George D. 
Crommett, Exeter; no ch. 2. Minerva A. Brown, b. July 5, 1845; 
m. iS(>7, P. W. Coleman, Fitchburg; res. (n Cedar street. 3. Wil- 


liam S. Brown, b. June 22, 1848; m. Laura Garland, of Rye; 
Hampton, N. H. 4. Sarah Elizabeth, b. April 21, 1841; m. Nov. 
30, 1867, Ira E. Lane; b. July 4, 1836. Is a farmer; res. Hampton, 
N. H. Ct). ; a. Orrin L. Lane, b. June 20, 1870, Hampton, N. H. ; 
m. June 22, 1892, to Cora Perkins, of South Acton, Me. 

1 149. X. POLLY. 

1150. xi. CHRISTIANA, m. Moses Towle; d. June 2, 1890. He was b. Sept. 

12, 1805; d. Oct. 15, 1890; res. Hampton. Ch. : i. Mary Ann, b. 
Nov. 29, 1845; m. Edwin D. Lamprey. 2. Sarah Abbie. 3. John 
Wesley, b. Oct. 9, 1849; m. Mary M. Godfrey. 4. Algie B., b. 
March 30, 1854; d. unm. July 3. 1S78. 5. Chas. A., b. Jan. 5, 
1856. 6. Henry W., b. Feb. 16, i860; m. Abby Isabelle Nason, of 

1151. xii. MARY. 

501. ABRAHAM BATCHELDER (William, Carter, Samuel, Nathaniel, Na- 
thaniel, Stephen), b. Oct. 25, 1787, Exeter, N. H. ; m. 1811, Nancy Mason, dau. of 
Edward, b. March 17, 1792; d. Oct. 12, 1S70. He was born in Sanbornton. He 
resided at the Bay there on the Taylor place, and later moved to Wentworth, N. H. 
He was very religious, a great lover of children, and kind in sickness and in death. 
He was a farmer, but could do any kind of work. He d. Nov. 9, 1866; res. San- 
.bornton, N. H. 

1152. i. MARY, b. Aug. 19, 1S13; m. Jan. 25, 1838, Joseph Boyd, of Went- 

worth. He was a farmer and railroad employe. She d. Sept. lo, 
1858. s. p. 
1133. ii. WILLIAM, b. Nov. 17, 1820; m. Feb. 25, 1858, Jane R. Whitcher, b. 
Jan. 30, 1830, of Dorchester. He was a farmer; res. Wentworth, 
N. H.,s. p. 

1154. iii. JERUSHA, b. July 8, 1823; m. March 23, 1840, Ephraim Merrill, of 

Wentworth, b. Oct. 17, 1S18. Ch. : i. Elvin B., b. Jan. 22, 1841; 
m. June 14, 1868, Emma F. Shattuck, b. Nov. 3, 1840; d. Oct. 22, 
1872. 2. Marshall N., b. Aug. 31, 1843; m. Dec. 25, 1874, Etta M. 
Kelley, b. March 31, 1850. 3. Mary B., b. Sept. 30, 1847; m- April 
16, 1868, Frank Simpson, b. March, 1S47. Ch. : Ira Dora, b. June 
8, 1869. 

1155. iv. WARD MASON, b. Nov. 14. 1825; m. Mary Jane Emerson. 

1156. v. NANCY M., b. Oct. 15, 1S28; m. April 6,^1851, Joseph Brown, b. 

March 14, 1826. He was a farmer and mill owner; res. Went- 
worth. He d. April 16, 1869. Ch. : i. Annie J , b. Aug. 15, 1852; 
m. Charles Norris, of Dorchester. 2. Geo. H., b. Aug. i, 1854. 
3. John G., b. July 14, 1856. 4. Sarah Ada. b. Jan. 22, 1858; m. 
Chauncey L. Whitcher. 5, Pluma, b. Aug. 18, 1859. 6. Thomas 
J., b. Feb. 17, 1 861. 7. Marshall J., b. Aug. 14, 1862. 8. Moses 
C, b. April 19, 1864. 9. Alta May, b. April 5, 1867. 10. Amon 
B., b. Sept. 24, 1868. 

503. SAMUEL BATCHELDER (William, Carter, Samuel, Nathaniel, Na- 
thaniel, Stephen), b. Sanbornton, N. H., April K), 1792; m. March 12, 1818, Sally T. 
Clark; b. 1790; d. Sept. 9, 1863. He was a farmer, and in early life a drover. He 
d. Aug. 28, 1855; res. Sanbornton and Meredith, N. H. 

1157. i. OLIVE C, b. April 6, 1819; m. Oct. 21, 1839, John L. Swain, a 

farmer in Meredith. 

1158. ii. SALLY, b. March 25, 1S20; m. Jan. 28. 1837, John L. Swain. She 

d. Aug. 12, 1838. Ch. : i. John W., b. June 17, 1838; m. June 15, 
1858, vSarah F. Tilton. Was a shoemaker and cavalry officer in 
the late war. 2. Geo. W., b. Dec. 4, 1840. Was a soldier in the 
12th N. H. Vols.; wounded in the battle of Chancellorsville ; d. 
May II, 1863. 3. Frank B., b. Sept. 12, 1843; was in the Civil war; 
m. Mrs. Jennie Tucker; 2 sons. 4. Mary A., b. April 10, 1845; d. 
young; 5. Emma, b. May 18, 1848; d. Sept. 12, 1863. 6. Morrill, 
S., b. Sept. 14, 1850. 7. Laura J., b. March 10, 1852; m. Geo. 
Downing, of New Hampton. 8. Mary H., b. Oct. 31, 1859. 

1159. iii. BENJAMIN C, b. Feb. 21, 1821; m. Arvilla W. Sanborn. 

1160. iv. RACHEL V.. b. Feb. 1823; d. March 18, 1836. 

1 161. v. MARY ANN., b. Nov. 24, 1824; m. Wm. T. Morrison. 


504. BURLEY BATCHELDER, (William, Carter, Samuel. Nathaniel, Na- 
thaniel, Stephen), b. Nov. 17, 1793, Sanbornton, N. H; m. Dec, 1821, Betsey Taylor, 
dau. of Jonathan, b. 1796; d. Dec. 2, 1871. He was a farmer all his life. He d. 
Dec. 22, 1869; res. Wentworth, N. H. 

1162. i. NANCY M., b. May 4, 1822; m. April 29, 1849, Bartlett B. Ells- 

worth, of W. He d. in the Civil war, Dec. 22, 1862; was in Co. A., 
1 2th N. H. regt. 

1 163. ii. ELIZA, b. Sept. 11, 1823; d. May 20, 1837. 

1164. iii. TIRZA, b. July 31, 1825; m. Sept. 10, 1848, Maynard Davis, of W. 

1 165. iv. HANNAH T.,b. Sept. 12, 1827; m. Nov. 10, 1852, Joseph Huckerns. 

1166. V. JONATHAN T., b. Nov. 4, 1829; m. June 9, 1859, Hannah W. 

Cleasby; res. Wentworth, N. H. 

1167. vi. MARY T., b. Feb. 19, 1B31; m. Dec. 12, 1850, John R. Young, of 

Yarmouth, Me, 

1 168. vii. JULIANN, b. Dec. 27, 1832; m. March 3, 1853. John Sanders, 

of W. 

1 169. viii. BETSEY C, b. Nov. 29, 1833; m. Ezra K. Swain. 

1170. ix. ELIZA E., b. April 24, 1838; m. Nov. 22, 1856, Joseph G. Cross, of 

W. She d. Aug. 21, i860. 

507. NATHAN BATCHELDER (William, Carter, Samuel, Nathaniel, Na- 
thaniel Stephen), b. Sept. 24, i«oo; m. Feb. 23, 1823, Olive Currier, b. Aug. 24, iSoi; 
d. Dec. 20, 1865. He was a carpenter and superior workman; also a builder of 
dams and mills. He d. April 24, 186S; res. Sanbornton, Laconia and Plymouth, 
N. H. 

1171. i. LAVINIA W., b. Aug. 3, 1824; m. Oct. 9, 1845, Levi W. Hodge; m. 

2d, June 15, 1870, Charles Noyes. She was a distinguished teacher 
of vocal music, especially in juvenile classes, at Laconia, for six 
years; res. Concord, N. H. Ch. : i. Marion T., b. July 11, 1851; 
m. Feb. 15, 1876, Mary E. Jenness. 

1172. ii. WM. TAYLOR, b. Sept. 16, 1826; m. 1862, Lydia Weeks, of Guil- 

ford. He is a carpenter, s. p. 

1173. iii. DAVID C, b. Nov. 4, 1828. Was a carpenter by trade; res. Guil- 

ford and Laconia. Was deputy sheriiT and later high sheriff of 
Belknap Co. for many years. 

1174. iv. JULIA ANN, b. Oct.'4, 1830; m. May 29, 1853, Charles G. Chad- 

wick. She d. Feb. 28, 1854. 

1175. v. HORACE P., b. June 21, 1832; res. Laconia. 

1176. vi. GEO. W., b. Mar. 9, 1840; d. Dec. 26, 1871. 

508. CAPT. JOSIAH B. BATCHELDER (William, Carter, Samuel, Nathaniel, 
Nathaniel, Stephen), b. Sanbornton, N. H.. Oct. 10, 1802; m. March 7, 1833, Louisa 
Sanborn, of Meredith, dau. of Samuel and Deborah (Gale); b. Dec. 22, 1805. He 
was a farmer, was captain in the militia, was a successful teacher of vocal music in 
various places between 1823 and 1840. Res. Sanbornton, N. H. 

1177. i. JANE ORISSA, b. March 23, 1835; m. Rufus Clark. 

1178. ii. RACHEL, b. July 19, 1836; m. May 2, 1858, John Knowlton, b. 

May 25, 1832, son of Oliver, of Northvvood. He is a farmer in 
Meredith. Ch. : i. Herbert Clarence, b. April 11, 1859. 2. Amy 
Cora, b. Aug. 28, 1861. 3. Jennie Lara, b. Oct. 12, 1803. 4. Clara 
Louisa, b. June 25, 1869. 

1179. iii. LAURA ANN, b. Jan. 14, 1842; m. Dec. 11, 1862, Daniel T. Fox, of 

Meredith, and d. May 16, 1863. 

1180. iv. MARY ELIZABETH, b. Feb. 7, 1849; m. Nov. 28, 1867, Geo. A. 

Furgerson. Res. Lake Village. He is a railroad engineer. 

512. COLBY BATCHELDER (Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Samuel, Nathaniel, Na- 
thaniel, Stephen), b. Washington Co., Vt., 1785; m. Fort Ann, N. Y., Sally Bacon; 
d. June, 1834; m. 2d, Betsey Winship. He was a farmer and dealer in horses. 
Res. Fort Ann, N. Y. 

GEORGE C. b. June 17, 1S13; m. Malvina F. Stevens. 

SARAH ANN, b. 1815; d. . 

IRA. b. Dec. 18, 1818; m. and res. Kingsbury. N. Y. 

JOHN, b. July, 1821 ; m. and res. West Fort Ann, N. Y. 

WILLIAM A., b. Oct. Ci, 1823; m- Mary E. Ormsby and Calista E. 


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1 184. 





1186. vi. WINTHROP. b. ; d. . 

1187. vii. PHEBE, b. ; m. James Mix, res. W. Fort Ann, N. Y. 

1188. viii. BENJAMIN, b. ; m. and res. Marinette, Wis. 

1189. ix. ORESTES, b. . 

513. NATHANIEL BATCHELDER (Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Samuel, Na- 
thaniel, Nathaniel, Stephen), b. Barre, Vt. , 1783; m. Susannah Little, d. Salem, 
Mass. He d. Sept. 2, i860; res. Barre, Vt. 

1 190. ii. WM. LITTLE, b. April 18, rSig; m. Elizabeth Storey. 

1191. i. JOHN W., b. Sept. 26, 1805; m. Sarah Cutter. 

515. IRA BATCHELDER (Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Samuel, Nathaniel, Na- 
thaniel, Stephen), b. Barre, Vt., :n 1800; m. Plainfield, Jan. 8, 1825, Alvirah Perry, 
b. 1803; d. Cabot, Vt., Jan. 18, 1890. Was a stone mason. He d. April 18, 1854; 
res. Barre, Vt. 

1192. i. CHARLES P., b. Nov. 15, 1831; m. Sarah Dimmick. 

1193. ii. LENORA R., b. Jan. 1, 1828; d. 1829. 

1194. iii. LUCINA E., b. April 2, 1833; m. 1852, Alen J. Smith; res. Barre. 

1195. iv. HIRAM T., b. Aug. 25, 1840; m. August, 1866, Helen Judd. He 

d. May 13, i8g6, in Plainfield, Vt. 

1196. V. ORA C, b. June i. 1848; m. 1866. Levi Keith. She d. Oct.. 1883. 

1197. vi. ELSIE M., b. Jan. 27, 1836; m. Nov. j2, i8()r, William P. Wilson, 

b. Nov. 15, 1835. Res. Marshfield, Vt. Ch. : i. Hiram A. Wilson, 
b. Barre, Vt., April 10, 1863; m. April 10, 1884. P. O. address 
Marshfield, Vt. 2. Leon E. Wilson, b. Barre, Vt., April 5, 1865; 
m. July 8, 1896. P. O. address, 164 Potomac avenue, Chicago, 
Illinois. 3. Bertie G. Wilson, b. Cabot, Vermont, Caledonia Co., 
March 8, 1S70; d. Dec. 16, 1881. 4. Lena E. Wilson, b. Cabot, 
Vt, Aug. 8, 1876. P. O. address Marshfield, Vermont. 

520. SAMUEL BATCHELDER (Levi, Nathaniel, Samuel, Nathaniel, Na- 
thaniel, Stephen) b. Hampton, N. H., Feb. 19, 1786; m. Jan. 31, i8ro, Sarah Deaborn, 
b. Feb. 16, 1790; d. June 24, 1846; dau. Joseph F. and Molly Nudd. Res. on Drake 
Side, opposite his father's, and later built a house of his own. He d. Dec. 12, 1863; 
res. Hampton, N. H. 

1198. i. DEABORN, b. July 24, 1810; m. Mary Jenness and Abby O. Jenness. 

1 199. li. ALFRED C, b. Sept. 28, 1813; d. Nov. 5, 1839. 

1200. iii. THOMAS WARD, b. May 21, 18 18; d. unm. New Orleans, 1847. 

1201. iv. DEBORAH ANN, b. June 8, 1820: d. Aug. 4, 1838. 

1202. V. MARY ANN. b. March 15, 1822; res. Hampton. 

1203. vi. SANBORN, b. Nov. 27, 1824; d. June 2, 1839. 

1204. vii. SARAH F., b. March 6, 1827; d. unm. May 6, 1821. 

526. CAPT. NATHANIEL BATCHELDER (Sanborn, Nathaniel, Samuel, 
Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Stephen), b. Hampton, N. H., Oct. 21, 1808; m. Sarah Ann 
Nudd, dau. of Lieut. Moses, b. Nov., 1816. He d. March 24, 1882; res. Hampton, 
N. H. 

120=;. i. WARREN WOODBURY, b. June 3, 1840; d. Jan. 15, 1856. 

1206. ii. EDWIN BRADLEY, b. Feb. 8, 1842; d. unm. April 9, 1887. 

1207. iii. GEO. NATHANIEL, b. Oct. 11, 1844; res. H. on old place. 

1208. iv. MARY EMELINE, b. March 25, 1848; m. Feb. 14. 1877, Henry L. 

Dodge, son of William B. ; res. in Boston, Mass. Ch. : i. Watt 
Bradford. 2. Agnes Emma. 

1209. V. WARREN M., b. Jan. 5, 1857; m. Abbie S. Marston. 

531. JAMES LOCKE BATCHELDER (Jeremiah S., Nathaniel, Samuel. Na- 
thaniel, Nathaniel, Stephen), b. Newburyport, Mass., July 19, 1816; m. Sept. 30, 1841, 
at Livingston, Ala., Rebecca Darington Bradford, b. Oct. 30, 1820, in Ala. ; d. June 30, 
1848; m. 2d, April 22, 1850, at Columbus, Ohio, Margaret P. Cloud; b. July 12, 
1832, near Columbus, Ohio. James Locke Batchelder, son of Jeremiah San- 
born Batchelder and of Sarah Fletcher, his wife, was born in Newburyport, 
Mass., July 19, 1816. His parents having moved to Salem, Mass., when he was 
about five years old, his primary education was in the public schools of that 
city. He was there engaged in mechanical employment until 1836, when, having 
prepared himself as best he could — a poor boy — in the requisite preliminary studies, 
he entered Amherst College of his native State, in the fall of 1836. He was gradu- 
ated with the degree of A. B. in 1840 (and, some two or three years subsequently. 



received that of A. M.). Intending to engage as a teacher in the extreme South — 
school year there commencing in January — immediately upon his graduation he took 
charge, as principal, of the Townshend Female Academy at Townshend, Vermont, 
for the balance of the year, when he went to Livingston, Sumpter County, Alabama, 
where he established an English and Classical School, in which he was engaged 
until the spring of 1S44, when, his health failing, he left, with his wife — Rebecca 
Darington Bradford, whom he had married in Livingston, and with two slaves. 


which she had inherited, for Cincinnati, Ohio, where they were given their freedom. 
He organized a high school for colored children in that cit3\ He there united with 
Dr. Wm. H. Brisbane, formerly of South Carolina, who had emancipated some 30 
slaves, in the weekly issue of a print entitled the "Christian Politician," and wrote 
an "Address to Southern Baptists" on behalf of an "Anti-Slavery Convention" in 
Cincinnati, which was published in said perioiical. He was licensed to "preach" 


by the Amherst Baptist Church about this time, and supplied, for a season, an Anti- 
Slavery Baptist Church in Cincinnati with written sermons, and subsequently then 
occupied pulpits in Ohio, where he sojourned, in the vicinity of Cin., particularly in 
La Crosse, Wis., and Chicago, as occasion called. But, deeming he was better 
adapted to the communication of his thoughts and sentiments through the 
press, than through attempted extemporaneous speech, he declined to be for- 
mally ordained to the ministerial profession, though frequently urged to be thus 
devoted. From 1844 to 1847 he became the principal of an English and Clas- 
sical School in Lebanon, Ohio, and the principal of the Female Academy in adjacent 
town of Hamilton, Butler Co., Ohio, until the spring of 1847, when, having pur- 
chased one-half interest in the Baptist "Journal" at Columbus, O., thither he re- 
moved. June 30, 1848, his first wife died in Columbus. In 1849 he became sole 
proprietor of said paper, purchased the Baptist "Messenger" of Indianapolis, united 
the two with the joint name of ' 'Journal and Messenger, ' ' and removed with the same 
to Cincinnati, Ohio. April 22, 1850, he married Margaret P. Cloud of Columbus, 
his present wife. He there published a pamphlet of some 50 or 60 pages, 
entitled "The U. S., the West, and Ohio as Missionary Fields." In 1856, his health 
failing, he sold the "Journal and Messenger" and removed to La Crosse, Wis., for 
recuperation. In 1S5S-9 he became associate-editor for a limited period of the "Am. 
Baptist," X. Y. City. In 1S62 he purchased one-third {J^) interest in the "Daily 
Journal" of Lafayette, Ind., when, its materiality having been utterly destroyed 
in 1863 by fire, he sold his remaining interest therein, and removed to Chicago in 
1863-4 and bought a book manufacturing establishment, which was entirely destroyed 
in the Great Fire of 1S71. He had published a small book on the "Genius of Ed- 
mund Burke" and an essay on "Societism, and the Instrumentality of Individuals 
and Churches in the World's Evangelization," both plates and the books in print 
being destroyed in that "Great Fire." In 1884 he published an octavo of 380 pages 
— "The Light of Life" ; in 1887 an octavo of 446 pages — "The Christ in Life." He 
now has a manuscript for an octavo volume — "Edmund Burke — A Study and a 
Text," and for a pamphlet of some 60 pages entitled "Pernicious Attorneyism 
Under Anglo-American Judicature." These will be published when the time is 
propitious. He ha? had nine children, of whom four only are alive. Res. Ravens- 
2684 North Paulina street. 

SARAH A., b. June 29, 1842; d. infancy. 

JAMES L. Jr., b. Oct. 10, 1843; d. infancy. 

MARGARET REBECCA, b. Dec. 26, 1850; m. 18S9, M. Barrett. 

Res. 1364 North Spalding Ave., Chicago, 111. 
CHARLES F.. b. March 29, 1853; m- Harriet Pottle. 
WM. ROBERT, b. Aug. i, 185^; m. Hattie Victoria Adams. 
MARY CAROLINE, b. Sept. 21, 1857; d. Dec. 26, 1857. 
MARY CAROLINE b. Nov. 10, 1858; m. October 13, 1881, Isaac 
W. Carpenter. Res. Omaha, Neb. Mr. Carpenter was born in 
McHenry county, Illinois, October 10, 1856, and lived on a farm 
till 19 j-ears of age, when he went to Chicago and entered a whole- 
sale paper house, where he remained for eleven years. He went to 
Omaha in 1887 and organized the Carpenter Paper Company, being 
its president, an establishment doing business in a greater portion 
of the Trans-Mississippi country. Owing to ill health, j\Ir. Car- 
penter sought to resign his directorship in the exposition which 
was held in Omaha last spring, as he was going to the coast for 
an indefinite period, but the board gave him a leave of absence 
instead, and between times, while not looking for health in Cali- 
fornia, he did much good work in that State for the Exposition, 
for which he received a vote of thanks from his co-laborers on 
the board. Ch. : Linnie ^I. Carpenter, Olive Ruth Carpenter, 
Nellie Batchelder Carpenter, Isaac W. Carpenter, Jr. 

1217. viii. EDWARD H., b. Sept. 30, 1S70; m. Nellie V. Harris. 

1218. ix. NELLIE, b. Dec. 13, 1873; d. July 10, 1879. 

536. CARLTON BATCHELDER (Reuben, Nathaniel, Thomas, Nathaniel, 
Nathaniel, Stephen), b. Warren, N. H. ; m. there Judith Elliott; d. ae. 84, Stannard, 
A''t. He d. ae. 82; res. Warren, N. H., and Stannard, Vt. 

1219. i. NATHANIEL, b. ■: m. Achsah Haines. 

TOOd, 111. 

, 268. 
















1220. ii. HANNAH, b. — ; m. French; son David French; res. 


1221. iii. MARY, b. — — ; m. Cyrus Bradish. 

538. JOHN TAYLOR BATCHELDER (Nathan, Nathaniel, Thomas, Na- 
thaniel, Nathaniel, Stephen), b. Deerfield, N. H., 1780; m. Palmero, Me., 1800, 
Abigail Towle; d. 1812; m. 2d, Montville, Me., Betsey H. Bradbury; b. 1791; d. 
Montville, Feb. 6, 1855. John T. Bachelder came from N. H. to China, Me. He 
was a carpenter by trade. Married Miss Towle, by whom he had five (5) chil- 
dren ; 2d wife Miss Betsey Bradbury. She gave birth to twelve Bachelders. 
Worked on a farm a few years; then was taken with asthma. Thirty years he 
suffered, and died about 65 years old. He was a soldier in the war of 1812. He 
d. May 3, 1848; res. Liberty, Me. 

1222. i. JOHN, b. in 1802; m. Abigail Shannon. They res. in Somerset Co., 

Me. ; he d. St. Albans in 1874; she was b. 1807; d. 1877. Ch. : i. 
Emily. 2. Clare. 3. Sarah. 4. George W., res. Farmington, 
Me. 5. Horatio Gates, b. April 26, 1833; m. Dec. 3, 1861, Elvira 
Gatchell; b. Oct. 12, 1833. He was a farmer, and d. May i, 1878; 
she m. 2d, John L. Gatchell; res. Plymouth, Me. Ch. : i. Nellie 
May, b. April 23, 1863; m. Nov. i, 1889, Granville H. Edwards 
and res. Cumberland Mills, Me. ; ch. : Granville Lee, b. Feb. 5, 
1892. 2. Wm. George, b. Oct. 12, 1865; m. Jan. i, 1S8S, Mary A. 
Gray; b. Nov. 15, 1869; res. Plymouth, Me.; ch. : Chas. G., b. 
April 7, 1890; Lina A., b. Oct. 2, 1896. 3. Charles A., b. Aug. 

25, 1868; m. Dec. 4, 1891, Bertha F. Elliott; b. Oct. 27, 1870; res. 
s. p. 911 No. Main St., Brockton, Mass. 4. John Milford, b, Dec. 

26, 1871; m. Gertrude ; res. Pittsfield, Me. 5. Carrie S., b. 

Jan. 14, 1874; d. May 21, 1875. 6, Bennie B., b. Dec. 9, 1876; d. 
Feb. 23, 1880. 

1223. li. HENRY, b. Jan. 6, 1805; m. Mary J. Bryant. 

1224. iii. JEREMIAH, b. . 

1225. iv. SIMON, b. March 9, 1811; m. Martha A. Bailey, Mrs. Susan Turner 

and Mrs. Mary S. Seaverns. 

1226. V. HIRAM, b. ■; m. Caroline Berry. 

1227. vi. LAVINA, b. ; d, unm. in Lowell, Mass. 

1228. vii. LYDIA. 

1229. viii. WM. 

1230. ix. JAMES A., b. April, 1816; m. and served in the Civil War; he 

d. s. p. V 

1231. X. GEORGE W., b. April 26, 1819; m. Jane P. Haskell. 

1232. xi. BENJAMIN FRANKLIN, b. March 27, 1822; m. Rachel R. Bran- 


1233. xii. SAMUEL H., b. 1817; m. Sarah Kaufman. 

1234. xii. NATHAN, b. March 6, 1828; m. Rosilla T. Harris. 

1235. xiv. EDWIN S. , b. April 9, 1824; m. Martha J. Harriman and Mrs. Eliza 


1236. XV. IRA JARVIS, b. 1835; m. SaraE. ; hed. 1S70, Baltimore Md., 

was member of the Potted Packing Co. 

1237. xvi. ELIZA JANE, b. Oct. 30, 1833; m. May 12, i86r, Francis M. Mor- 

gan. She went west to California in 1859, ^^^ resided there until 
1877. He was b. Oct. 17, 1829 and d. Sept. 12, 1872; was a tailor 
and miner; she res. Burnham, Me. Ch. : i. Angis; d. June 12, 
1862. 2. Arthur Kendrick, b. Nov. 17, 1863; m. 1S96; ad. 234 
Devonshire St., Boston, Mass. 3. Edith May, b. Nov. 24, 1865. 
4. Franklin M. , b. July 27, 1869. 5. Francis Lillian, b. Dec. 23, 
1872; d. March 21, 1S88. 

1238. xvii. ABBIE T., b. ; m. Norton; d. Jackson Gate, Calif, s. p. 

539. NATHAN BACflTELO'R (Nathan, Nathaniel, Thomas, Nathaniel, Na- 
thaniel, Stephen), b. Deerfield, N. H.. in 1784; m. in Me., Polly Whipple; d. 
Palermo, Me. Res. Freedom, Me. 

JAMES GARDNER, b. 1800; m. Susan E. Sanford. 























1244. vi. FLA VILLA. 

1245. vii. MARY. 

1246. viii. RUEL. 

544. NATHANIEL BATCHELDER (Joseph, Nathaniel, Thomas, Nathaniel, 
Nathaniel, Stephen), b. in N. H., Jan. 10, 1772; m. in Plainfield, Vt, Martha Dunk- 
lee; b. 1769; d. Sept. 24, 1863, at Barre, Vt. He was born in N. H. and lived for a 
time on Batchelder's pitch near the Foiir Corners in Plainfield, Vt., next to Mont- 
pelier. Later he moved to the spruce flats in East Montpelier. Nathaniel Batchel- 
der married Martha Dunklee, and died in Seneca Falls, N. Y., in 1843, aged sev- 
enty-six. His widow lived to the ripe old age of ninety-six years and died in 1863 
at the home of her son, Mark Batchelder. Nathaniel Batchelder had four sons and 
four daughters. Parley, Nathaniel, John, Mark and Sarah, Rhoda, Philura and 
Calista. Of these eight children all lived to quite an old age, except Rhoda, who 
died when about five years of age. They, however, all left their native State, ex- 
cept Mark and Philura. He d. Seneca Falls, N. Y. , in 1843, res. Montpelier and 
Barre, Vt. , and Seneca Falls, N. Y. 

1247. i. NATHANIEL C, b. July 11, 1797; m. Mary J. Warren, 

Pettigrew. Mrs. Hattie Schatz. 

1248. ii. JOHN D. , b. Aug. 5, 1S02; m. Betsey Brockway, Lucretia Wood- 


MARK, b. June 28, 1805; m. Mary Martin. 

PARLEY, b. Sept. 4, 1795; m. Ahrada Barnes. 

SARAH, b. Nov. 14, 1799; m. McClure. 

CALISTA ANN, b. Nov. 14, 1809; m. June 31, 1S31, Royal Bell; b. 
June 31, iSoi ; d. Jan. 31, 1884, in Hainesburg, Vt. ; she d. Jan. 7, 
1890. Ch. : I. Ellen I. ; m. Geo. M. Patrick, and d. Sept. 30, 1865. 
2. Mrs. Henry Moore ; res. Proctor, Vt. 3. Martha Jane, b. Feb. 
5, 1844; m. Oct. I, 1S66, Perry Reid; b. Aug. 20, 1845; res. Hines- 
burg, Vt. Ch. a. Esther Ellen Reid, Aug. 4, 1869; d. May 28, 
1874. b. Hatie Ella Reid, June 5, 1875; d. Feb. 23, 1876. c. Ed- 
ward Hayes Reid, March 9, 1877. 

1253. viii. PHILURA, b. Aug. 21, 1807. 

1254. iii. RHODA, b. ; she d. at 5 years of age. 

545. ISAAC BATCHELDER (Joseph, Nathaniel, Thomas, Nathaniel. Na- 
thaniel, Stephen), b. Plainfield, Vt., 1780; m. there, 1800, Marcy Glidden; d. 1830. 
He d. 1850; res. Plainfield and Montpelier, Vt. 

ISAAC, b. 1806; m. Mary Chase. 

JOSIAH, b. 1806; m. Ann Sanders. 

AUGUSTUS, b. E. Montpelier, 1S20; m. 1847, Laura Cutler. He 
was a farmer, and d. Berlin, Vt. , Oct. 3, 1864. Ch. : i. Frederick 
L., b. Sept. II, 1857; m. in Lowell, May 16, 1888, Nellie May Dex- 
ter; b. March 15, 1865; res. 360 Middlesex st., Lowell, Mass.; ch. : 
Ruth May, b. Aug. 11, 1891. 2. Mrs. Adelaide Simpson, of Mel- 
boro, P. Q. 3. Mrs. Abbie Rowe, 17 Belmont St., Montreal, P. Q. 
4. Levi F., of Sodom, Vt. 

1258. iv. REBECCA, b. ; d. young. 

1259. V. ROWENA, b. ; d. young. 

1260. vi. CLARA, b. 1820; d. unm. 1880. 

1261. vii. HANNAH, b. July 29, 1820; m. in Montpelier, Vt., Chester Bliss; 
she d. May, 1882. He was b. March 12, 1798; d. E. Montpelier, 
Vt, June 28, 1875; was a farmer. Ch. : i. Abbie Eatin Bliss 
Burnett, b. Jan. i, 1826; m. June, 1856; d. March, 18S7; no chil- 
dren living; one died in inf. 2. Laura A. Bliss Shedd, b. 182S; 
m. November, 1854; d. August, 1857; no children. 3. Charles C. 
Bliss, b. May 6, 1834; m. Miranda S. White and Emma Jane 
Spear; res. Montpelier, Vt. ; is a farmer. Ch. : a. George E. 
Bliss, b. Dec. 9, 1866; m. Dec. 11, 1887, Montpelier, Vt. b. Gil- 
man Storrs Bliss, b. July 22, 186S; m. May 5, 1896, Montpelier Vt. 
c. Anna Abbie Bliss Perrin, b. May ig, 1872; m. March 12, 1895, 
Barre, Vt. d. Arthur Charles Bliss, b. June 29. 1874, Montpelier, 
Vt. e. Jennie May Bliss, b. July 18, 1876, Montpelier. Vt. f. 
Johnnie W. Bliss, b. Jan. 15, 1879, Montpelier, Vt. g. Eva May- 
belle Bliss, b. Jan. 29. 1882, Montpelier, Vt. h. Elizabeth Etta 
Bliss, b. Sept. 30, 1884, Montpelier, Vt. 4. Willis H. Bliss, b. 

























August, 1836; d. March, 1859. 5. Horace E. Bliss, b. July 1839; 
m. March 12, 1S67. 6. George E. Bliss, b. 1841; m. 1863; d. 
February, 1864. 7. Horatio Bliss, b. Mrch 12, 1843; d. September, 

1262. viii. ANNA, b. Sept. 11, iSoo; m. Kimball Bancroft; she d. i860; son 

Kimball Bancroft; res. Barre, Vt. 

1263. ix. CHARLOTTE, b. 1S16; m. Asa Stevens; res. Worcester, Vt. ; she 

d. 1864. 

1264. X. DEBORAH, b. July 24, : 804. 

546. JOSEPH BATCHELDER (Joseph, Nathaniel, Thomas, Nathaniel, Na- 
thaniel, Stephen), b. Plainfield, Vt., 1771; m. in Linesboro, N. II., Alice Boutwell ; 
b. 1776; d. Oct. 9, 1859. He d. June 9, 1S42; res. Plainfield, Vt. 

ALICE, b. June 23, 1797; m. Stephen Perry. 

JOSEPH, b. Oct. 14, 1799; m. Chloe Johnson. 

NANCY, b. Aug. 29, iSoi; m. Levi Bartlett; she d. P. Aug. 10, 

1886; he d. before this date. 
FANNY, b. — — ; m. Jonathan Blaisdell, of Albany. 

ABIGAIL, b. ; m. March 8, 1840, Asa Foster, of Marshfield. 

JUDITH M., b. ; m. March 25, 1S41, Wm. B. Foss; m. 2d, 

Elijah A. Joseph 3rd. 
LUKE, b. Aug. 2, 1805. 
viii. MA^Y, b. July 26, 1795; d. :^nm. 

ELIJAH A., b. 1819; m. March 12, 1S43; Augusta J. Nye; b. 1816: 

d. Jan. 16, 1887. He was a painter by trade. Res. Plainfield, 

and d. Jan. 10, 1887. 

547. ALPHEUS BATCHELDER (Joseph, Nathaniel, Thornas, Nathaniel, 

Nathaniel, Stephen), b. Plainfield, Vt., Aug. 7, 1781; m. there Sarah - . He d. 

Aug. 25, 1828 ; res. Plainfield, Vt. 

1274. i. ■ HORACE, b. May 15, 1806; m. Abigail Dodge. 

1275. ii. BETSEY, b. Nov. 12, 1802. 

1276. iii. CLARA, b. March 23, 1S04. 

554. JOSIAH BATCHELDER (Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Thomas, Nathaniel, 
Nathaniel. Stephen), bap. Dec. 7, 1783, Hampton, N. H. ; m. March 6, 1806, MoUey 
Towle, dau. of Zachariah, Jr. He d. July ;, iSso; res. No. Hampton, N. H. 

1277. i. NATHANIEL. 

1278. ii. FREDERICK A. 

1279. iii. MARY D. 

1250. iv. ALFRED J., b. April 17, 1S15; m. Martha T. Nudd. He d. April 

25, 18S9. 

1251. V. SAMUEL L. 

1282. vi. ANNA T. 

1283. vii. JONATHAN T. 

1284. viii. JOHN T. 

556. JOHN BATCHELDER (Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Thomas, Nathaniel, Na- 
thaniel, Stephen), bap. Oct. i, 17S6, Hampton, N. H. ; m. ; m. 2d, 

Hannah- ; b. 1789; d. Jan. 8, 1859. He was a shoemaker. Res. Strafford, 

Hampton and Candia, N. H. 

1285. 1. NATHANIEL, b. 

1286. ii. JOHN, b. ; and others. 

557. NATHANIEL BATCHELDER (Nathaniel. Nathaniel, Thomas, Na- 
thaniel, Nathaniel, Stephen), b No. Hampton, N. H. April 15, 1793; m. No. Hamp- 
ton, 1821, Eliza Brown Ward; d. May 21, 1S47; m. 2d, 1S50, Mary J. Powers. He 
d. Aug. 19, 1S77; res. No. Hampton, N. H. 

1287. i. MINERVA B., b. Aug. 26, 1823; m. Oct. 25, 1855, Rev. Levi L. 

Fay; res. Moss Run, O. He was b. June 23, 1813; d. May 5, 1894; 
only ch. Frank J., b. Sept. i, 1859; m. Sept. 4, 1881, and d. March 
30, 1893. Just before his death Rev. Fay read a paper on his early 
recollections of Cornerville Church at a meeting of the Marietta, 
O., conference. Among other things he said: This church was 
organized April 15, 1843. The following June, having completed 
my theological studies at Lane Seminary, I received a call to be- 
come the first pastor of the Cornerville Church in connection with 
the church in Lawrence. I was the first home missionary in the 
















eastern part of Washington county. My first meeting houses were 
unfinished frame or log school houses. At Cornerville I preached 
my first sermon in the school house where we continued to wor- 
ship on alternate Sundays for nine years before we attempted to 
erect the present house of worship. Here we worshipped for six 
years more, making in all fifteen years, when I left this church 
and supplied the churches of Lawrence, Stanleyville and Cedar 

1288. ii. ELLA E., b. July 16, 1855; unm. ; res. 1S6 Garden st., Lawrence, 


1289. iii. SON, b. ; d. in infancy. 

5C0. JONATHAN MOULTON BATCHELDER (Jonathan M., Nathaniel, 
Thomas, Nathaniel, Nathaniel. Stephen), b. Dec. 29, 1799, Plainfield, Vt. ; m.. in 
Barre, Wealthy Ketchum; b. Dec. 29, 1S03; d. April 20, 1863. He was born in 
Plainfield on the farm which his father cleared, and always resided there. After 
his marriage and during his father's old age he resided with him. After his death 
his mother resided with her daughter, Mrs. Sturtevant. During the winter months 
he visited Boston annually and purchased goods for his neighbors. He d. Jan. 23, 
1844; res. Plainfield, Vt. 

IRA, b. Dec. 29, 1822; m. Elvira F. Piatt. 

JUDITH ADELINE, b. May 15, 1825; m. June 11. 1S43, Levi Mar- 
tin; m. 2d, Dean Patterson; she d. Sept. 27, 1690. Ch. : i. Lee, b. 

; res. Plainfield, Vt. 

EDNA L., b. Au. 21, 1827; d. unm. in 1844. 
PIARRISON D., b. Jan. 27, 1830; m. Chloe Huntoon. 
JOHN A., b. Aug. 5, 1835. 

MOULTON, b. Dec. 7, 1836; m. Marv Jane Rowe. 
vii. SUSAN W., b. Sept. 16, 1839; m. Arthur T. Colburn; res. Plain- 
field, Vt. 

1297. viii. MARY, b March 20, 1841; m. May 6, 1858, Simon Wheeler; res. 

Oneonta, N. Y. ; b. May 11, 1822; d. June 26, 1885; was a tanner. 
Ch. : Fred S. Wheeler, b. April 26, 1858; m. June 25. 1883; his ad- 
dress Nineveh Junction, N. Y. Mrs. Val. Barton, b. Aug. 22, 1S60; 
m. Dec. 24, 1883; res. at Oneonta, N. Y. Mrs. E. Switzer, b. 
June iS, 1S62: m. Aug. 3, 1881; d. at Yonkers, Nov. 30, 1S85. 
"Mrs. E. Hagaman, b. Jan. 5, 1865; m. Sept. 20, 1883; res. at Little 
Falls, N. Y. Mrs. Frank True, b. July ir, 1867: m. Feb. 23, 1S87; 
address is Newport, Vt. Mrs. A. H. Murdock, b. Feb. 4, 1871; 
m. Aug. 14, 1S90; res. at Oneonta, N. Y. Miss Edith M. Wheeler, 
b. Jan. 19, 1873; P. O. address E. Academy St., Oneonta, N. Y. 

561. CAPT. NATHANIEL BATCHELDER (Jonathan M., Nathaniel, 
Thomas, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Stephen), b. Lyndsboro, N. H., Sept. 28, 1787; m. 
at Plainfield, Vt., Jan. 10, 1810, Eunice Goodrich; b. March, 1785; d. April 18, 
1864. Nathaniel Batchelder went to Plainfield, Vt. , when a small boy, his father 
being one of the earliest settlers of the town. He went to school a distance of four 
miles through the forest, being guided by marked trees. He was made Captain of 
the light infantr3- and was called out to the battle of Plattsburg in 1812. Later he 
was employed a part of each year as a teamster to Burlington and Boston. He d. 
April 24, 1865; res. Plainfield, Vt. 

1298. i. ALONZO M. , b. Jan. 25, 1826: m. Demoline Peabodv. 

1299. ii. ELVIRA L., b. Oct. 1, 1S18; m. May 31, 1843, William S. Mack; 

res. P.; she d. Feb. 18. 1892. He was b. Plainfield, Vt., Aug. 5, 
1816: d. July 26, 1868. Eleanor, b. July, 1844; m. February, 18S1, 
Lowell Mason, s. p. : she res. Plainfield, Vt. Edna Moody, m. 
June 3, 18S0. Leona Mack, b. Feb. iS, 1851 ; unm. ; d. Dec. 31, 1878. 
Res. Montpelier, Vt. 

E. BRIDGMAN, b. Aug. r. 1821; m. Ezubah Frost. 

MARIA, b. Jan. 28. 1812; d. Jan. 2, 1837. 

ALONZO CURTIS, b. May 16. 1814; d. Jan. 14, 1819. 

GEO. W.. b. Oct. 26,1815; m. Lucretia L. Mack. 

ELIZA ANN, b. Sept. 27, 1824; m. Nov. 12, 1851, Samuel Reed; 
res. Stowe, Vt. He was b. Feb. 5, 1S28; is a carpenter and joiner. 
Ch. : I. Dawin Vanness, b. Aug. 16, 1852; P. O. address Stowe, 
Vt. 2. Ella Maria, b. Sept. 20, 1854; her address Mrs. C. H. 










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Reed, box ii6, Montpelier, Vt. D. V., m. Sept. i8, 1878; Ella 
Reed m. May 6, 1SS2. Mrs. Reed writes: 'My grandfather and 
his cousins and wives were the first to settle in Plainfield by the 
name of Batchelder, my father was a child 6 months old ; four sons 
and four daughters in the family. They attended churcli regular, 
and since over one hundred years ago witli over one hundred de- 
scendants there has not been one person out of the number that 
has been punished for disobeying the laws of the State." 

562. JAMES BATCHELDER (Jonathan M., Nathaniel, Thomas, Nathaniel, 
Nathaniel, Stephen), b. Plainfield, Vt., Feb. 5, 1794; m. Sept. 30, 1S16, Olive Lam- 
son; m. 2d, Dec. 16, 1873, Mrs. Sophia Johnson; b. Jan. 17, 1799; d. Dec. 28, 1872; 
was a farmer. He d. May 24, 1875; res. Plainfield. Vt. 

1305. i. MARIAM, b. July 24, 1S21; m. May 28, 1840. Ben. Jacob Boyce ; 

res. Waitsfield. 

1306. ii. J. MERRILL, b. April 8, 1829; m. Amanda Lawrence. 

1307. iii. DANIEL, b. Sept. 7, 1818; m. Jane H. Pitkin and Harriet A. Perry. 

■ 563. JEREMIAH BATCHELDER (Jonathan M., Nathaniel, Thomas, Na- 
thaniel, Nathaniel, Stephen), b. Plainfield, Vt., Sept. 13, 1796; m. there Feb. 7, 1821; 
Mary Lamson; b. May 26, iSoi; d. Plainfield, Vt., Jan. 14, 18S1. He was a farmer 
and blacksmith. He d. Aug. 4, 1879; res. Barre, Vt. 

1308. i. ORVIS B., b. Sept. 21, 1826; m. Lemira Freeman. 

1309. ii. PHILBRICK, b. Nov. 13, 1821; his son Philbrick res. in Barre, ^'t. 

570. DEA. JOHN BATCHELDER (John, Benjamin, Thomas, Nathaniel, 
Nathaniel, Stephen), b. June 13, 1791, in Hampton, N. H. ; m. in Salisbury, Mass., 
Dec. 8, 1S24, Rebecca Stockman; b. May 20, 1799; d. May 3, 1S75, dau. of Jono. 
John Batchelder was a farmer, lived in Hampton until 1840, when he removed with 
his family to Needham, now Wellesley, Mass. He was a deacon in Congregational 
churches from a young man, and a strong supporter of the anti-slavery cause. He 
d. March i, 1864; res. Hampton, N. H. 

1310. i. JOHN STOCKMAN, b. Nov. 30, 1825; m. Sept. 17, 1862, INIary W. 

Baker, of Troy, N. H. ; he d. s. p. Jan. 27, 1884. John Stockman 
was a clergyman. He graduated at Williams Coll. in 1852. After 
graduation he studied theology at Andover where he graduated in 
1856 and was ordained Oct. 20. 1858. He was pastor at JalTrey, N. 
H., 1854-64; acting pastor at West Springfield, Mass., in 1865; pas- 
tor at Hinsdale, N. H., 1S66-71; at Webster, INlass., 1871-5; acting 
pastor at Hampton, N. H., 1875-7; at Kingston, 1879-81; at Au- 
laurn, ^le., in the West church from 1882 till his death, Jan. 27, 
1884. The cause of his death was bronchial consumption. His 
[ funeral was conducted from the church of his late charge. He 

had been married to Mary W. Baker, daughter of Deacon A. 
Baker, of Troy, N. H., who survives him. He was a man of more 
than the average talent, but suffered much from ill health all his 
life. He was an occasional contributor to the Congregationalist 
and a small pamphlet of his poems entited "The True American" 
and "Our Heroes" appeared ten years ago. "He had marked 
success in winning souls to Christ and was recognized by all who 
knew him as a man of deep spirituality." 

1311. ii. HENRY SMITH, b. Oct. 28, 182S; m. Rebacca A. Ware. 

1312. iii. ANN FRENCH, b. Aug. 22. 1831; d. June 31, 186S. 

1313. iv. SARAH FRANCES, b. March 17. 1837; unm. ; res. 814 So. Cascade 

ave., Colorado Springs. Colo. She taught in Northboro, Mass., in 
1857; assistant P. M. at Wellesley Hills, Mass., from 1879 to 1S86; 
organist at Wellesley Hills for fifteen years; removed to Colorado 
Springs, Colo., in 1891. 

575. JONATHAN BATCHELDER (David, John, John, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, 
Nathaniel, Stephen), b. Saco, Me., Sept. 14, 1765 ; m. 1791, Anna Prescott, of Buxton, 
Me., b. FeD. 7, 1773, dau. of Stephen. She d. Feb. 26, 1851. He d. June 5, 1835; 
res. Pepperellborough (now Saco), Me. 

1314. i. BENJAMIN, b. March 16. 1792; d. Sept. 16, 1793. 

1315. ii. SARAH PRESCOTT, b. May 25, 1794; d. unm. n. c. m. 

1316. iii. JOANNA, b. April 28, 1796; d. June 13, i7<)(i. 

1317. iv. DAVID, b. May 6, 1797; m. Mary Deering. 


1 318. V. STEPHEN P., b. Dec. i, 1799; m. Sarah R. RoUock and Hannah 


1319. vi. SUSANNA PIPER, b. Nov. 24, 1801 ; m. July 10, 1827, Samuel 

Banks, Jr. He was b. ; res. Saco and Freeport, Me. Ch. : 

I. Abigail R., b. Nov. 22, 1S27; m. May 15, 1851, VVm. H. Randall; 
res. Freeport. 2. Harlot B., b. Dec. 11, 1829 ;m. Sept. ig, 1853, 
G. F. Barton ; res. Bradley, Me. ; merchant. 3. Mary Ann, b. Aug. 

II, 1831; m. Aug. 25, 1855, Reuben Holbrook; res. Bradley. 
4. Gibbens, b. May 19, 1833; d. Aug. 26, 1853. 5. Priscilla S., b. 
July 19, 1834. 6. James Henry, b. March 9, 1S37; m. 1864. He 
enlisted and was mustered into service on the loth Dec, 1861, for 
three years in Company E, Isaac F. Ouimby, capt. , of the 13th regt. 
Maine Vol. Infantry, Neal Dow, Col. He was promted to be cor- 
poral. The regt. left Augusta, Me., Feb. 18, 1S62, and from 
Boston companies A. B. E. and I, with Col. Dow, sailed for Ship 
Island, Miss., and, after a short stay at Fortress Monroe and Port 
Royal, S. C, arrived on the 20th of March, and performed guard 
duty until July 5th. On the nth. Companies B and E left for 
New Orleans, where they reemained until the 14th, when they 
moved down the river and occupied "Fort St. Philip" with Com- 
pany H, all under Major Grover, and performed garrison service 
until Oct., 1S63. when it formed a portion of Gen. Banks' expedi- 
tion to Texas, landing at the Island of Brazos, near the mouth of 
the Rio Grande. Nov. 2d. On the 5th the expedition took quiet 
possession of Brownville. The next day it captured Point Isabel. 
On Nov. 15th it captured Mustang Island. From there it went to 
Corpus Christi. The 13th remained in Texas, near Fort Esperanza 
in the winter of 1863-4, until the i8th of February, 1864, when it 
was ordered back to Louisiana, and took part in the Red River 
campaign, which commenced its march toward Shreveport on the 
6th ot April. On the 9th participated in the charge which resulted 
in the complete repulse of the enemy. The regt. then moved to 
the rear, crossing Cane river; arrived at Alexandria April 25th, 
and at Mayanza Bend on the 22d of May, after tedious march of 
550 miles, exclusive of foraging and reconnoissances. Mr. Banks 
re-enlisted; was wounded; but, losing his right arm by the acci- 
dental discharge of a gun in the hands of a fellow soldier, he was 
discharged for disability in Oct., 1864. 7. Stephen Evans Cole, b. 
April 12, 1840; m. 1863. He enlisted, in 1862, in the 25th Maine 
regt., and was with the command about Washington and Arling- 
ton Heights, and was mustered out in 1864. 8. Mariah L., b. 
Julv 17, 1S43; d. Aug. I, 1844. 

1320. vii. ABIGAIL, b. Jan. 31, 1S03; m. Jan. 15 (m. Feb. 4) 1825, Gibbons 

Redlon, Jr., b. Feb. 18, 1S02. She d. Sept. 4, 1827, leaving -one 
child, Mary Ann, who m. Frederick Cobb, of Portland, an en- 

1321. viii. MARY DOWNING, b. Aug. 26, i3o6; m. March 19, 1831, Capt. 

John G. Deering, b. Aug. 28, 1S06; res. S. Ch. : i. Lucinda, b. 
July 18, 1S31; d. Nov. II, 1835. 2. Mary Jane, b. Sept. 4, 1837. 
3. Matilda A., b. Sept. 6, 1840; d. Dec. 21, i860. 4. John, b. Dec. 
19, 1842; m. Aug. 20, 1S66, Lizzie H. Chase. He entered Bowdoin 
in i860, enlisted m the army in 1S61, for three years, 13th Maine 
regt. Went with the regt. to Ship Island, Miss; was detailed as 
clerk, and accidentally fell through a scuttle in the custom house, 
a distance of 30 feet, was picked up for dead, survived and recov- 
ered, was graduated at the Columbia College I>aw School in 1S66, 
and the same year admitted to the bar. Was for years in the 
Treasury department at Washington. 5. Davis, b. June 10, 1S45 ; 
d. Oct. 30, 1 861. 

1322. ix. MEHITABLE DALTON, b. March 17, 1S08; m. May 6, 1836, Ben- 

jamin H. Prescott, her cousin ; res. Westbrook, Me. Ch. : 
I. Eliza Ann, b. Aug. 3, 1837; d. Sept. 12, 1845. 2. James M., b. 
Dec. 8, 1838; d. Dec. 28, 1858. 3. Geo. L., b. Dec. 8, 183S; d. 
Westbrook. 4. Fanny L., b. Jan. 5, 1840; m. 1858, Hiram Skil- 
ton, of Portland. 5. Lucinda, b. April 20, 1842; d. July 17, 1845. 


6. Chas. H., b. Aug. 15, 1845; d. young. 7. Eliza Ann, b. Aug. 
20, 1847; m. 1864, — Baker. 

1323. X. JANE BANKS, b. Sept. 20, 1812; m. June 6, 1838, Thomas Googins, 

Jr. ; res Saco. He was a farmer, b. April 16, 1816. Ch. : i. Mary 
E., b. Feb. 17, 1843; m. 1867. 2. Harriet M., b. Aug 26, 1845. 
3. Caroline M., b. June 24, 1847; m., 1867, J. H. Higgins. 4. Ann 
B., b. April 26, 1831; d. Feb., 1868. 

1324. XI. WILLIAM, b. June 17, 1814; d. infancy. 

1325. xii. MORRILL, b. Oct. 21, 1817; drowned while young. 

576. SAMUEL BATCHELDER (John, John, John, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, 
Nathaniel, Stephen), b. Raymond, N. H. ; m. Sarah Fox. His residence was in the 
northwest part of the town. He was a soldier in the war of 181 2 and was on duty 
at Portsmouth. He d. April 13, 1832; res. Raymond and Nottingham, N. H. 

1326. i. BETSEY, b. ; m. James Critchet, of Candia. 

1327. ii. ABIGAIL, b. ; m. in Candia, Nov. 12, 1S12, Jabez Bean; res. 


1328. iii. BENJAMIN, b. Aug. 17, 1789; m. Nancy L. Morrison. 

1329. iv. SAMUEL, b. ; m. Mary Holman. 

1330. V. DAVID, b. . 

1331. vi. SARAH, b. ; m. Smith, of Deerfield. 

1332. vii. JOHN. 

1333. viii. OREN, b. ; res. Candia. 

1334. ix. JEREMIAH. 

577. JOHN BATCHELDER (John, John, John, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Nathan- 
iel, Stephen), b. Nov. 28, 1770, Raymond, N. H. ; m. Candia, N. H., April 28, 1798, 
Mary Fox. He was a great lover of home, and was noted for his industry. He 
lived to the advanced age of 94. Durmg the latter part of his life he would take a 
chair into the corn field with him, and hoe the hills while sitting down. He d. Jan. 
26, T864; res. Raymond, N. H. 

JAMES, b. ; m. Nancy Critchet and Lucy Fox. 

MARY, b. ; m. Feb. 22, 1827, in Candia, James Critchet, Jr., 

of Candia; res. R. 

THOMAS M., b. April 7, 1803; m. Salome Morrison. 

BETSEY, b. ; m. Thomas Morrison. 

NANCY, b. ; m. Josiah Dudley. 

CATHERINE, b. ; m. John Tilton. 

BENJAMIN, b. ; m. Eleanor Fox and Sally Young. 

viii. ABIGAIL, b. ; m. Cole; res. Canada. 

583. BENJAMIN BATCHELDER (John, John, John, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, 

Nathaniel, Stephen), b. Raymond, N. H., Jan. 27, 1784; m. Brown. He d. 

July 19, 1857; res. Raymond, N. H. 

1343. i. DAU., b. ; m. Joseph Corson; res. R. 

. 1344. ii. DANIEL, b. ; res. Raymond, N. H. 

585. DAVID BATCHELDER (John, John, John, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Na- 
thaniel, Stephen), b. Raymond, N. H., Oct. 21, 1788; m. Sept. 3, 1821, in Deerfield, 
Lovey Holman. He d. May i, 1863; res. Raymond, N. H. 

1345. i. EMERY, b.' ; d. young'. 

1346. ii. LEVI, b. ; res. Exeter. 

1347. iii. MARY, b. ; d. unm. Oct. 27, 1865. 

589. DEA. AMOS BATCHELDER (Jonathan. John, John, Nathaniel, Na- 
thaniel, Nathaniel, Stephen), b. ; m. Mary Lane, b. June 14, 1793; d. Dec. 25, 

1845. He d. Nov. 28, 1865; res. Raymond, N. H. 

1348. i. HAZEN, b. ; m. Betsey L. Wason. 

1349. ii. HANNAH, b. ; m. Orlando Hunter; res. Kingston. 

1350. iii. AMOS, b. — ; m. Mactha Nason and Amanda Brown. 

1351. iv. SUSANNA, b. ; d. — . 

594. HON. WILLIAM SEARLE BATCHELDER (Odlin, Daniel, John, 
Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Stephen), b. May 28, 1800, Candia, N. H. ; 
m. March 22, 1821, Rhoda Whiting, of Medway, b. Sept. 9, 1798; d. Sept. 10, 
1874. William Searle Batchelder, eldest son of Odlin and Huldah Searle Batch- 
elder, was born m Candia, N. H. He removed, when 12 years of age, to Andover, 
N. H., where he lived with his parents until he reached the age of 16, when 


















he went to Holliston, with his pack upon his back, to seek his fortune, and 
found employment at the shoe business with the late Col. Bragg at Bridgeville. 
He established himself in the business of manufacturing boots and shoes about 
1820. He married Rlioda Whiting, of West Medway, the same year, with whom he 
lived until her death. During his early life his oppoitunities for education were 
limited to an occasional term of school, which, with his improvement of leisure 
hours, constituted the entire foundation for his future business career. Mr. B. 
made a public profession of religion in 1858, during the ministry of Rev. J. T. 
Tucker of Chicopee Falls, and had since maintained a consistent Christian character. 
He was slow in forming his opinions, not forward in the expression of his views, 
firm in his convictions of right, and unswerving in his integrity. In his intercourse 
with his fellow men he was conciliatory in his demeanor, always counseling a peace- 
able settlement of all difficulties, and rarely, if ever, referring matters to the courts 
for settlement. He retired from business in 1874, having witnessed, during his 
long business career, many changes in that branch of industry. He commenced by 
going to Boston with his wagon, taking his shoes with him and occupying two days 
in the journey. His trade was mostly at the south and west. He kept himself well 
informed on business matters and the general topics of the day, being a great 
reader. The last active duty which he performed was to visit the bank on 
business, his disease chronic cystitis, baffling the skill of eminent medical treat- 
ment. Of the six children born to Mr. and Mrs. Batchelder but one is now living, 
namely, Mrs. S. S. Nichols, of this town • four grandchildren also surviving him. Mr. 
B. has held the various town offices, represented the town in General Court, and for 
the past twenty-two years had held the office of president of Holliston bank for a 
term of years, previously being a Director of the Milford National Bank, and by 
his uniform courtesy and urbanity won the affection and esteem of all with whom 
he came in contact. His success in the battle of life was due in a great measure to 
the assistance of his devoted and faithful wife, who was possessed of a remarkable 
executive ability, and his wealth has been estimated at $200,000. To those just 
starting in life such a career exhibits with great clearness the necessities of possess- 
ing honor and integrity in business, economy, industry and perseverance in every 
event of life, and a fixed Christian principle in all that we do. He d. Jan. 25, 1876; 
res. Holliston, Mass. 

1352. i. MARY JANE, b. Feb. 26, 1829; m. April 5, 1854, Stephen Smith 

Nichols. She d. April 12, 1889. He was b. March 19, 1S28, in 
Boston; res. Holliston, Mass. He is son of Timothy Sawyer 
Nichols and Catherine Smith. Ch. : i. Mary Stephanie, b. Aug. 
28, 1856. 2. Willie Whiting, b. Sept. 16, 1858: d. Oct. 14, 1859. 
3. Harry Odlin, b. Dec. 28, 1859; ™- Jan. i. 1885, Grace S. Pond, 
of Franklin, Mass ; res. Holliston. Ch. : a. Helen Whiting Batch- 
elder, b. March 6. 1886. b. Charley Frank Soule, b. June 28, 1888. 
c. Stephen Earle vSmith, b. Feb. 11, 1892. 4. Charley Searle, b. 
Nov. 6, 1861; d. Nov. 10, 1879, 

1353. ii. ADA MARIA, b. Nov. 25, 1834; m. Jan. 25, 1858, James F. Simons, 

of Boston. She d. Oct. 30, 1865. He was b. April 20, 1834; d. 
Boston, Sept. 22, 1881. Ch. : i. Wm. .Searle Bachelder, b. Feb. 
II, 1861; d. July 24, 1861. 2. Rhoda Whiting, b. June 26, 1862. 

1354. iii. Six other children, d. in infancy. 

John, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, .Stephen), b. Nov. i, iSoi, Candia, N. H. ; 
m. June 24, 1824, in East Medway, Mass.. Lucinda Daniels, of E. Medway, 
now Millis, dau. of Jeremiah and Orinda (Barber); b. July 12, 1S05; d. Oct. 3, 
1879. Benjamin F. Batchelder was b. in Wittin, N. H. Removed to Medway, 
Mass., in an early day and engaged in the manufacture of boots and shoes; was m. 
to Lucinda Daniels and moved to Holliston, Mass., the same year. Carrying on an 
extensive manufactory of boots and shoes for fifty years. During his life in Hollis- 
ton he occupied all the important town offices of trust, and represented his town in 
the legislature at Boston several successive years. He lived m the eastern part of 
the town which bore his name, Benville, until he petitioned to have it changed to 
East Holliston. He was invariably looked upon as a man of high character and 
sound judgment. Three sons and one daughter survive. The oldest, Curtis Batch- 
elder, who lives in Brockton, Mass; Benjamin, Jr., who lives in Pasadena, Cal. , 
and William Nelson, who lives in La Crosse, Wis. ; Ellen Taylor, who live"*? in ^lil- 
ford, Mass. He d. April 23, 1879; ^^s. Holliston, Mass. 








1355. i. CURTIS, b. March 9, 1827; m. Betsey F. Packard and Alice W. 

135G. ii. EVELINE DANIELS, b. Feb. 23, 1829; m. Dec. 20, 1849, Aaron 
Bowen Bennett, of Boston. He was b. Coventry, Conn., Aug. 22, 
1S22; res. Brooklyn, N. Y. His business was blank book pager 
and numberer of bonds, 18 Liberty St., in New York city. Both 
were lost at the burning of the steamer "Seawanhaca" on her 
daily trip to Glen Cove, L. I. He was drowned and she was 
burned to death. Both bodies were taken to Holliston, Mass., and 
interred there July 2, 1880, s. p. 

BENJ. F., b. Dec. 26, 1833; m. Lizzie C. Underwood. 

WM. N., b. May 21. 1837 ;'m. Emma B. Cutler. 

ELLEN LUCINDA, b. Feb. 21, 1830; m. in Brooklyn, N. Y., June 
4. 1859, Harrison Taylor; res. IMilford, Mass. He was b. March 
26, 1833. Ch. : I. Evelyn Bennett Taylor, b. March 7, i860; P. O. 
address Milford. 2. Nellie Lucinda Taylor, b. July 4, 1861; P. O. 
address Fall River, Mass. 3. Emma Orinda Taylor, b. Nov. 14, 
1862; P. O. address Milford, Mass. 

596. JOHN CALVIN BATCHELDER (Odlin, Benjamin, John, Nathan- 
iel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Stephen), b. March 20, 1S03, Candia, N. H. ; m. Dec. 
15, 182S; Emeline Mason; b. July 20, 1809; d. July 7, 1883; m. 2d, Feb. 10, 18S5, 
Mrs. Julia A. (Batchelder) Collins, of Union, Me; res. Stamford, Conn. John 
Batchelder, third son of Odlin and Huldah (Searle) Batchelder, grandson of Lieut. 
Benjamin and Dorothea (Prescott) Batchelder, of Candia, N. H., and great grand- 
son of Dea. John Batchelder, of Kensington, N. H., was b. in Candia, N. H. He 
removed with his parents in childhood to Andover, N. H., receiving a scanty com- 
mon school education, and at the age of eighteen years leaving his father's house 
and walking to Holliston, Mass., where he learned the trade of shoemaking of his 
elder brother, William, who had preceded him four years previously. In 1828 he 
built the homestead, married Emeline Mason, of Medway, and soon settled down to 
the business he followed so successfully for sixty years amid all its vicissitudes, until 
ill health compelled his retirement in 1889, establishing a reputation for honest 
work and integrity of character second to none of his contemporaries. At this 
early beginning almost the only machinery used was the "Lapstone." The shoe 
pegs were made by hand, often by the apprentices after the day's work was over for 
the next day's supply. 

No railroads being in existence, transportation was furnished by horse and 
wagon borrowed of some kindly disposed farmer carting the goods to market and 
returning supplies of leather for future use. His leisure time was devoted to read- 
ing and study, which, with his limited instruction in youth, laid the foundation for 
his long life of usefulness. Painfully familiar in early life with the evils of intem- 
perance, he became the lite-long enemy of the drink habit. 

He was the foe of shams, a leader in many of the reforms of the day, with ideas 
rather in advance of his associates. He was a man of great benevolence, often seek- 
ing to conceal his identity in matters of helping the needy. He was essentially the 
friend of the poor. In religious belief he was a Congregationalist, becoming a mem- 
ber of that church with his wife the year of their marriage. In politics a Republi- 
can, but never a seeker aftei office. His wife dying in 1883 he married in 1885 Mrs. 
Jplia A. (Batchelder) Collins, daughter of John Morrill Batchelder, of Kingstown, 
N. H., who surviv^es him. He d. Dec. 26, 1S91, mourned by his associates and re- 
spected by all. Res. Holliston. Mass. 

136c. i. JOHN MASON, b. Jan. S, 1832; m. Almira L. Pond and Mary E. 

1361. ii. EMILY, b. April 18, 1837; unm. ; res. Holliston. 

1362. iii. MATILDA, b. Jan. i, 1840; d. April 2c, 1864. 

1363. iv. HENRI, b. Oct. 4, 1S42; m. Anna O. Messinger. 

1364. v. FRANCIS, b. April 6, 1847; m- Harriet L. Rawson. 

1365. vi. GEORGE, b. Nov. 2, 1S33; d. Dec. 13, 1834. 

1366. vii. MARIA, b. March 17, 1830; d. Jan. 22, 1847. 

1367. viii. CHARLES, b. May 18, 1S45; d. April 31, 1864. 

1368. ix. MARIA, b. Jan. 16, 1847; d. Feb. 2, 1864. 

1369. x. GEO. HARDING, b. Feb. 28, 1S52; d. Aug. 16, 1852. 


599. HON. GEORGE BATCHELDER (Odlin, Benjamin, John, Nathaniel, 
Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Stephen), b. Candia, N. H., May 27, iSio; m. 1850, Hannah 
Kingsbury, of Medway, Mass., who d. in 1878. 

George Batchelder, fourth son of Odlm and Huldah (Searle) was born in Can- 
dia, removing with the family to Andover, N. H., leaving home at the age of eigh- 
teen years to join his brothers in Holliston, Mass., attended school at N. H., and 
also at Leicester Academy. Mass., spending the winter in teaching for several 
years. Later became a successful pioneer in the culture and sale of cranberries, in 
which business he was an acknowledged authority. He served many years as 
school committee and selectman, and was a member of the legislatures of 1855 and 
1856. Married in 1850 Hannah Kingsbury, of Medway, Mass., who died in 1878, 
their only daughter dying in infancy. He became a member of the Congregational 
Church in 1828, was elected Deacon in 1S61, which position he held at time of his 
death in 1888. He was a benevolent man, much given to charity and devoted a 
large portion of his income to aiding young men in their education for the ministry. 
He was a firm temperance advocate, a thorough hater of evil in all its forms and 
was possessed of the courage of his convictions. He was a man among men and 
an inspiration to his associates. He d. in 1888; res. Holliston, Mass. 

1370. i. ONE DAUGHTER, who d. in infancy. 

jamin, John, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Stephen), b. Jan. 17, 1815, An- 
dover, N. H. ; m. Jan. i, 1S62, Eliza Hall Willey; b. May 14, 1833, dau. of Hon. 
Calvin Willey. Frederick L. Batcnelder was born in the town of Andover, N. H., at 
the foot of Kearsarge Mountain, one-fourth of a mile from Wilmot line and one- 
third of a mile from Black Water river. In 1827 he went to live with an older 
brother in Holliston, Mass., where he worked in a shoe shop for ten (10) years. In 
1833 he united with the Baptist church in West Medway, Mass., and retained his 
membership there for ten (10) years. In 1834 still worship in the shoe shop he be- 
gan fitting for college, reciting his lessons at the Holliston high school, but studying 
at home in the shop. In September, 1837, he entered the junior class in Brown 
University, from which institution he graduated in 1839. He immediately entered 
the Theological Seminary at Newton, I\Iass. , from which he graduated in 1842. 
Ordained in 1843 at INIedway, Mass., and immediately took the pastor charge of the 
Baptist church in East Longmeadow, ]\Iass., where he continued about three years. 
Spent about six years preaching in Western Michigan, having his P. Office at Grand 
Rapids, but traveling up and down the river, being at one time the only Baptist 
minister between the capital and Grand Haven. In 1S52 he became pastor of the 
Baptist church in Stafford, where he has resided ever since, occupying the pastoral 
ofiice ev^er since, with the exception of an interval of six (6) years. During this 
time, in addition to the pastoral work, he held various town offices as school visitor 
for many years, town clerk and treasurer, etc., and Judge of Probate for the Dis- 
trict of Stafford for five (5) years. Now being in his eighty-second year, being 
quite infirm, all other work having been laid aside, he still continues to preach the 
Gospel, glad, unspeakably glad, that this has been the business of his life. Res. 
Stafford (Hollow), Conn. 

1371. i. FREDERICK PRESCOTT, b. Oct. 24, 1S64; m. Florence E. Bliss. 

1372. ii. WILLIAM BRAINARD, b. July 25, 1867; unm. ; res. Boston, 

Mass., care Pullman's Palace Car Co., Union Station. 

601. REV. OTIS ROBINSON BACHELER (Odlin. Benjamin, John, Na- 
thaniel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Stephen), b. Jan. 17, 1S17, Andover, N. H. ; m. May, 
1840, in Charlestown, Mass., Catherine Elizabeth Palmer; b. June 10, 1815; 
d. in Midleypoor, India, Dec. 15, 1844; m. 2d, Feb. 26,1847, in India, Sarah P. Merrill; 
b. March 10, 1820. Rev. Otis Robinson Bacheler, M. D., was born at Andover, N. H. 
His parents were Odlin and Huldah L. (Searle) Bacheler. He studied in Holliston 
and Wilbraham, Mass., and at Kents Hill Academy, Me., also at the medical schools 
in connection with Dartmouth College, N. H., and Harvard College, Mass. In 1831 
he was converted, and seven years later license to preach was granted. He was 
ordained in Lowell, Mass., and in May, 1840, was married to Catherine Palmer. 
They had accepted appointments as missionaries to India, and sailed the same 
month, reaching Calcutta in September, and Balasore in October. He then entered 
upon the great work which from that place, and later from Midnapore, as a center, 
he has continued, with but short seasons of rest in America, to the present time. 
The history of his work is, to a large extent, a history of the mission. After four 
years of devoted effort in the boarding school, Mrs. Bacheler was prostrated by dis- 


ease, and hoping for favorable results from a sea voyage, she with her husband 
started for Calcutta. Stopping for a short rest at Midnapore, she sank rapidlj', and 
died Jan. 20, 1845. There the bereaved husband made her grave. 

Aug. 12, 1846, Miss Sarah P. jNIerrill, daughter of Rev. Asa Merrill, sailed for 
the mission field. She was born at Stratham, X. H., was converted in 182S, and 
studied at Mt. Holyoke Seminary, Mass., 1843-5. Reaching the mission, she be- 
came Mrs. Bacheler, and from that time her life has been united with his in the 
work. Their home has been blessed with ten children, two being the children of 
the first wife. Six yet live, one was Dr. H. M. Bacheler, and another Miss Mary 
W. Bacheler, who has served in the mission, and is now completing her preparation 
for the work by studying medicine in New York City. [From the Free Baptist 
Cyclopaedia, by Rev. G. A. Burgess, A. M., and Rev. J. T. Ward, A. M., 1889.] Res. 
New Hampton, N. H. 

1373. i. MARIA ELIZABETH, b. Oct. 16, 1842; res. So. Vernon St., Boston, 


1374. ii. ALBERT W., b. July 17, 1844; m. Abbie A. R. Hayes. 

1375. iii. HENRY MARTIN, b. June 16, 1849. Henry M. Bacheler, M. D., 

son of Rev. O. R. Bacheler, was iDorn in Balasore, India, June 16, 
1849. He was educated at the New Hampton Literary Institution, 
and after some time spent in teaching entered the medical depart- 
ment of the University of New York in 1875, from which he gradu- 
ated three years later. He was converted in 1871, uniting with the 
church at New Hampton, and received license to preach in 1S75. 
In 1877 he was married to ]\Iiss Eliza, daughter of Benjamin S. 
and Phebe (Badgleyj Dean, of Summit, N. J., where she was born 
in 1859. They were appointed by the Presbyterian Mission Board 
as missionaries to Africa and served four years at Gaboon, on the 
*vest coast, two hundred miles up the Ogowe river. After their 
return they were appointed by the Free Baptist Mission Board as 
missionaries to India, and entered devotedly upon the work at 
Midnapore at the close of 1SS6. There they remained till trans- 
ferred to Jellasore at the beginning of 1SS9. He d. Nov. 26. 1S90. 
— From the Free Baptist Cyclopaedia, by Rev. G. A. Burgess, A. 
M.. and Rev. J. T. Ward, A. :\I., 1889. 

1376. iv. FRANK, b. ; d. 

1377. V. George W., b. July i6, 1854; m. 1883, Jane Douglas; res. New 

Hampton, N. H. She was b. in 1855. He is a general mechanic. 
Ch. : Annie Grace, b. 1886; Frank H., b. 18S8; Sarah Elizabeth, 
b. 1890. 

1378. vi. GRACE D., b. 1856; re.s. So. Vernon st, Boston. 

1379. vii. MARY W., b. i860; res. jNIidnapoor, India. 

1380. viii. ARTHUR, b. ; d. 

T381. ix. ANNIE, b. ; d. 

1382. X. COTE, b. ; d. 

603. REV. DANIEL SHEDD BATCHELDER (Nathan, Benjamin, John, 
Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Stephen), b. Boston, Mass., Sept. 16, 1810; m. 
Sept. 4, 1832, Charlotte D. ]\Iarsh; b. Aug. 6, 1813; d. Dec. 8, 1834; m. 2d, Sept. 
16, 1835, Hannah I. Worthing; b. July 10, iSii; d. Oct. 2, 1891. Rev. D. S. B. left 
Holliston forty or fifty years ago, about 1841, and went to Rock Creek, O., where 
he died. When in Holliston, he was one of several men who each gave $200 to 
build the M. E. church there. He was a Methodist clergyman in later years. 
D. S. B. left several children. He d. June 16, 1891 ; res. Rock Creek, O. 

1383. i. CHARLES WESLEY, b. July 21, 1836; m. Lavina Wood. 

1384. li. HARRIET SMITH, b. March 24, 1838: m. Concord, N. H., Sept. 

5, 1854, Jacob C. Tilton; res. R. C. He was b. Dec. (>. 1S21 ; is a 
farmer. Ch. : i. Frank P.. b. Sept. 5, 1853; res. Windsor Cor- 
ners, O. 2. Charles A., b. Sept. 17, 1857; res. Warren, O. 3. 
Jennie, b. May 18, 1861; d. in China, Nov. 22, 1891. 4. Amy, b. 

Feb. 28, 1863; m. Russell; res. R. C. 5. Emory N., b. 

May 14, 1865; res. Ashtabula, O. (J. George R., b. Sept. 4, 1867; 
res. R. C. 7. Carlos T., b. Oct. 4, 1869; res. PainesviUe, O. 8. 
Fred O., b. July 30, 1872; res. R. C. 

1385. iii. CHARLOTTE MARSH, b. Dec. 6, 1844; m. Dec. 20, 1864, John 

Calvin Knowlton; res. R. C. He was b. Oct. 18, 1843; was a 


jeweler, and d. July 28, iSgs; she res. Rock Creek, O. Ch. : 1. 
Carrie Lucretia Knowlton, b. May 10, 1867; m. to Eben C. Askew, 
June 9, 1894; P. O. address Ashtabula, O. 2. Alice Edith Knowl- 
ton, b. July 30, 1869; m. to Thos. D. Beatty, Aug. 14, 1889; P. O. 
address Rock Creek. O. 3. Pearl Zoe Knowlton, b. March 25, 
1872; m. to Edwin C. Mahaffey, Oct. 22, i8gi ; P. O. address Mt. 
Vernon, O. 4. John Day Knowlton, b. March 5, 1876; P. O. ad- 
dress Ashtabula, O. 

1386. iv. JOHN WORTHING, b. June 2^, 1840- unm. : res. New Lvme Sta- 

tion. O. 

1387. V. RUTH ANN, b. July 6, 1846; in. at Rock Creek, Henry Draper; 

she d. Oct. 10, 1875. Ch. : i. Nellie E. Draper, b. July 20, 1867; 
m. Henry G. Norton, August, 1887; she d. Feb. 13, 1890. Henry 
G. Norton's present P. O. address is Painesville, O. ; he is again 

1388. vi. OTIS TRACY, b. March 26, 1842; d. May 18, 1859. 

1389. vii. EDWARD EASTMAN, b. Dec. 3, 1847; m. Sarah A. Canfield. 

004. REV. TAPPAN HILTON BATCHELDER (Nathan, Benjamin, 
John, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Stephen), b. Bridgewater, N. H., Jan. 
25, 181 7: m. Blackstone, Mass., May 13, 1840, Clarissa Holbrook; b. Bellingham, 
Mass., April 20, 1816; d. Jan, 8, 1881; m. 2d, — . Tappan Hilton Batch- 
elder, son of r>lathan Batchelder, was born at Bridgewater, N. H. While he was 
quite young his father moved to New Hampton. From the time he was nine years 
old till about sixteen years of age he lived most of the time from home. At about 
that time his father removed to Holliston, Mass., and he accompanied him. He 
was now brought under an entirely new set of influences. The early temperance 
reformation was then exciting interest ; he became interested and took the pledge. 
A revival of religion also soon after occurred, m connection with the labors of the 
Methodists, and during its progress he embraced Christianity and became connected 
with that people. He was soon after appointed a class leader, it was not long till 
the subject of the ministry began to occupy his thoughts. Beside the reluctance of 
his own mind friends opposed the idea of his entering the ministry, but his convic- 
tions of duty increased until he decided to yield to them, and become a preacher. 
An exhorter's license was offered him, but his sentiments on the subject of baptism 
forbade him to think of becoming an administrator in the Methodist church. Ac- 
cordingly he changed his ecclesiastical relations and joined the Free Will Baptist 
church at W^aterfOrd, Mass., then under the charge of M. W. Burlingame. He 
now received license to preach, and was invited to labor with the Free Will Baptist 
church in Grafton, Mass. In 1840 he received a call to preach for the Second Free 
Will Baptist church, of Smithfield, at Georgiaville, R. I., whither he and his wife 
removed in the same year. He remained here two and one-half years, and was 
ordained in October, 1841. Upon leaving Georgiaville he became pastor of the 
church in Pawtucket, R. I., here he remained three and one-half years. He re- 
ceived a call to the Free Will Baptist church, Taunton, Mass., whither he removed 
his family January, 1846; here he remained till April, 1855, when he removed his 
family to Clinton Co., la. ; here he remained till the spring of 1865, preaching as he 
had opportunity. In the spring of 1865 he removed his family to Jones Co. , la., 
having bought a farm there. He here became pastor of the Free Will Baptist 
church of Clay, Jones Co., la., for some time. In the fall of 1869 he removed to 
Welton, Clinton Co., la., preaching for the church there. Here he remained three 
years, he then returned to Jones Co. In the fall of 1S76, having sold his farm in 
Jones Co. and bought again in Linn Co., la., he with his family removed to the 
same, where he resided at the time of his death, Oct. 29, 1S85. Having been pastor 
of the Central City and Waubeak Free Will Baptist churches a part of the time. 
He d. Oct. 29, 18815; res. Central City, la. 

1390. i. FREDERICK A., b. July 20, 1843; m. Emma B. Hilton. 

1391. ii. AMY M., b. May 17, 1841; unm.; res. Central City, la. 

1392. iii. JOSEPH W., b. Jan. 27, 1848; m. Ella E. Carpenter. 

1393. iv. M. CHENEY, b. March 14, 1852; m. Rachel Ann Craft. 

1394. V. HARRIET J., b. May 20, 1846; m. Nov. 12, 1868, John French, i. 

Babe, b. Oct. 25, 1870; d. Dec. 4, 1870. 2. William A., b. Aug. 
19, 1872. 3. Josie B., b. Nov. 11, 1875. 4. James F., b. Oct. 11, 
1878. 5. Lydia M., b. Feb. 28, 1881. 6. Maude E., b. July 4J 


1883; d. Nov. 30, 1883. 7. Frank C, b. May 8, 1885. 8. Jessie 
W., b. June 8, 1888; d. Sept. 3, 1889. 

1395. vi. JULIA H., b. Jan. 23, 1849; m. .Sept. 19, 1866, Alonzo Lynde; res. 

Peterson, Clay Co., la. i. Charles H., b. Aug. 31, 1868. 2. 

Clarissa E., b. Oct. 19, 1S70. 3. James E., b. April 7, 1873. 4. 

Nellie E., b. Jan. 17, 1875. 5. Frederick A., b. Aug. 14, 1878; d. 

Aug. 14, 1878. 6. Laura B., b. Aug. 15, 1879; d. Feb. 15, 1880. 7. 

Joseph W., b. Aug. 20, 1880; d. March 28, 1883. 8. Ava L., b. 
Nov. 25, 1887. 9. Allen L., b. Nov. 25, 1887. 

1396. vii. EDWIN H., b. June i, 1850; d. June 22, 1850, in Taunton, Mass. 

605. NATHAN PRESCOTT BATCHELDER (Nathan, Benjamin, John, Na- 
thaniel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Stephen), b. Bridgewater, N. H., Oct. 26, 1818; m. 
Ella Wheelock; d. 1842. He was a shoemaker. All three are buried in Holliston. 
He d. Sept. S, 1844; res. Pawtucket, R. I. 

1397. i. FRED, b. ; d. in Holliston, 1843. 

610. JOSHUA BATCHELDER (Joshua, John, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Nathan- 
iel, Nathaniel, .Stephen), b. Sanford, Me., April 30, 1787; m. Nov. 28, 1811, Martha 
Thompson; b. Sept. 25, 1790; d. July 9, 1858. He was a carpenter, millwright and 
farmer. He d. Aug. 19, 1844; res. Sanford and Levant, Me. 

1398. i. TIMOTHY P., b. March 11, 1815; m. Maria York. 

1399. ii. OLIVE, b. Nov. g, 1816; m. Houghton, a son Timothy 

B. H. ; res. in Newburyport, Mass. 

1400. iii. MOSES W., b. Oct. 6, 1819; m. Drusilla Freese. 

li^oo'^.iv. HANNAH E., b. Dec. 16, 1820; m. in Kenduskeag, Avery Gray 
Jackson; res. Kenduskeag, Me. He was b. Penobscot, Oct. 2, 
1S18; d. Jan. 6, 1875; was a boot and shoe manufacturer. Ch. : i. 
Edwin Albert Jackson, an only child, b. Nov. 4, 1850; d. Dec. 31, 
1883; m. ; had one child only. a. Bessie Edith Jackson, Bangor, 

1401. V. HARRIET A., b. Feb. 23, 1S26; m. April 3, 1849, Moses M. Hods- 

don; res. Kenduskeag, Me. He was b. Jan. 17, 1824; d. Nov. 7, 
1880; was a manufacturer. Ch.: r. Martha F. Hodsdon, b. Feb. 
4, 1850; m. June 2, 1873, to L. J. Blanchard, D. D. S. ; d. Jan. 14, 
1876. Franz H. Blanchard, their son, b. Jan. 13, 1876, the only 
heir; address Kenduskeag, Me. 

1402. vi. RACHEL H., b. Jan. 20, 1830; d. June 5, 1832. 

1403. vii. LUCY, b. Feb. 4, 1812; d. March 27, 1814. 

611. SAMUEL BATCHELDER (Joshua, Joshua, John, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, 
Nathaniel, Stephen), b. Sanford, Me., July 14, 1782; m. therein 1808, 

Sally Moulton; b. York, Me., Nov. 8, 1787; d. Sept. 16, 1853. He 
was a mason by trade, but followed farming most of his life. He 
d. March 16, 1865; res. Shapleigh, Me. 

1404. i. ELSIE, b. March 23, 1809; m. John Lord; she d. Feb. 25, 1881; res. 

Sanford, Me. ; son Geo. F. ; res. Boston, Mass. 

1405. ii. EUNICE, b. April 16, 1810; m. S. J. Lord; she d. in Boston, June 

19, 1892; son Charles Ross, So. Hadley Falls, Mass. 

1406. iii. WILLIAM, b. Dec. 21, 1811; d. Dec. 10, 1832. 

1407. iv. JOHN, b. Feb. 14, 1814; d. Feb. 21, 1S59. 

1408. V. SARAH ANN, b. March 8, 1816; m. Ridley; d. April 29, 


1409. vi. BETSEY, b. Nov. 4, 1819; m. Pray; d. June 11, 1866. 

1410. vii. SALLY, b. Sept. 24, 1821; m. Nov. 22, 1851, Orrin Garvin; b. Dec. 

25, 1824; d. Jan. 3, 1892. He was a millwright, builder and paper 
maker; res. No. Wilbrahara, Mass. Ch. : i. Sarah F. Garvin, b. 
Holyoke, Mass., Sept. 20, 1853; d. So. Hadley Falls, Sept. 28, 1855. 
2. George H. Garvin, b. So. Hadley Falls, Feb. 16, 1857; living in 
Holyoke, Mass. 3. Charles E. Garvin, b. So. Hadley Falls, Nov. 
29, 1S58; living at No. Wilbraham, Mass. 4. Fred O. Garvin, b. 
Alittineague, Mass., Jan. 23, 1863; living Holyoke, Mass. 

141 1. viii. SAMUEL, b. May 19, 1823; ra. Shapleigh, Me., Lucy H. Trafton. 

622. HON. JEREMIAH BATCHELDER (Samuel, Samuel, Nathaniel, Na- 
Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel. Stephen), b. So. Deerfield, N. H., June 14, 1792; 
m. in Deertield, April 4, 1819, Sally Batchelder, of Deerfield; b. Aug. 31, 1790; 


d. Feb. lo, 1875. He was a farmer; was born on the place where he always 
resided. Was captain in the State militia which met annually on training days. 
Represented the town in the State legislature and was justice of the peace. He d. 
Oct. 17, 1S86; res. So. Deerfield, N. H. 

1412. i. HARRIET N., b. May 31, 1820; m. Oct. 10, 186S, Nathan Prelsifer, 

of So. D. 

1413. ii. ALBERT, b. Oct. 9, 1821; m. Hannah L. Chase and Mrs. Cynthia 

W. Home. 

1414. iii. LYDIA S. , b. Aug. 10, 1827; res. So. D. 

1415. iv. ANDREW JACKSON, b. Jan. 21, 1S30; unm. ; res. So. D. He has 

always lived on the farm where he was born. Has served the 
town as one of the selectmen and tax collector, and has been jus- 
tice of the peace. 

1416. V. SHERBLTRNE, b. Jan. i, 1S32; unm.; res. So. D. Sherburne has 

always lived on the same place, with the exception of a few years, 
when he worked in a machine shop in Manchester, N. H., and in 
a box factory in Boston, Mass., when he was called home on ac- 
count of his brother's ill health. 

1417. vi. SARAH, b. Aug. 31, 1834; d. May 18, 1886. 

629. JONATHAN BATCHELDER (Joseph, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Nathan- 
iel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Stephen), b. Kensington, N. H., March 4, 1775; m. Dan- 
vers, April 12, 1804. Sally Willson; b. Jan. 6, 1780; d. Dec. 23, 1852; dau. of 
Robert and Sarah (Felton) Willson. Jonathan Batchelder, son of Joseph and 
Rachel Prescott Batchelder, born in Kensington, N. H., m. Sally Willson, daughter 
of Robert and Sarah Felton Willson, of Danvers, jNIass. In 1805 he bought part of 
the Benjamin Dalane estate in that town, and it continued as the family home till 
after the death of his widow in 1852, when it passed into the possession of her son 
Malachi. Jonathan pursued the business of farming. He d. May 22, 1S30; res. 
Danvers, Mass. 

1418. i. MARTHA, b. Feb. ii, 1805; m. Dec. 14, 1831, William Bushby; 

she d. s. p. March 15, 1884. 

1419. ii. SARAH FELTON, b. Nov. 27, 1S06; m. Danvers, Mass., March 

14, 1836, Rev. David Tilton, son of John and Sally (Batchelder) 
Tilton (see), b. Lower Gilmanton, N. H., July 6, 1S06; d. in Wo- 
bun, Mass., Feb. 10, 1869; she d. Oct. 3, 1848. (Rev.) David 
Tilton, b. at Gilmanton, N. H., July 6, 1806, was son of Sally 
Batchelder and John Tilton; m. his cousin Sarah Felton Batchel- 
der, March 14, 1836, daughter of Jonathan and Sally Willson Batch- 
elder, of Danvers, Mass. ; she d. Oct. 3, 1848. He married for 
second wife, Thirza Lee, of New Britain, Conn., Sept. 20, 1849. 
No issue by last marriage. Mr. Tilton pursued preparatory 
studies at Monson Academy, Monson, Mass., graduated at Yale 
College in 1S33, and studied theology with the late Rev. Alvan 
Cobb, of Taunton, ]\Iass., and one year at Andover Theological 
Seminary. He served as pastor of the Mayhew Congregational 
Church, Edgertown, Mass., three years; was called to the pastor- 
ate of the Lanesville Congregational Church, Gloucester, Mass., 
in 1840, where he remained till March 27, 1850, when at his own 
request he was dismissed. Subsequently he entered the employ 
of G. and C. Merriam, of Springfield, Mass., the publishers of 
Webster's Unabridged Dictionary. In this connection he became 
widely known in educational circles. He was a man of deep re- 
ligious character, positive in his convictions, yet of a kindly heart 
and sensitive to the rights of others. He took a great interest in 
the Christian church, and the cause of education, temperance and 
moral reform found in him both a friend and helper. Ch. : i. 
Wm. Bushby, b. Aug. 10, 1837; P. O. address Boston, Mass. 2. 
David Brainard, b. March 15, 1840; surgeon's steward, U. S. N., 
and lost overboard from U. S. ship Pampero, Oct. 23, 1861. 3. John 
Prescott, April 7, 1S42; P. O. address Salem, Mass.; m. Jan. 21, 
1869, Abbie J. Valentine; b. Jan. 16, 1843. He wash, in Lanesville 
(Gloucester), Mass., he married Abbie Jane Valentine, daughter 
of Elmer Valentine, Salem, Mass. Mr. Tilton received a common 
school education in the schools of Gloucester, North Chelsea and 


Somerville, Mass. He entered the book and stationery business 
in Boston in 1S58, continuing in the same till the breaking out of 
the Civil War, 1861-65, when he enlisted, October, 1861, in Co. F. , 
23d Regiment, Massachusetts Volunteers. With his regiment he 
participated in the battles of Roanoke Island, Newbern, Kings- 
ton, Whitehall and Goldsboro, in North Carolina; Arrowfield 
Church, Drury's Bluff and Cold Harbor, in Virginia. In the lat- 
ter engagement he was severely wounded, being shot in the left 
forearm and hand. This terminated his active service, though he 
was not mustered out till the return of his regiment at the end of 
their three years' term of service, October, 1864. Since the termi- 
nation of his service in the army, he has for the larger part of the 
time been a resident of Salem, and for several years carried on a 
book and stationery business m that city, but at this time (i8g7) is 
employed in Boston, but still resident in Salem. He was a charter 
member of Phil. Sheridan Post, No. 34, G. A. R., is a Past Grand 
of Fraternity Lodge, No. 118, I. O. of O. F. , and a member of the 
South Congregational Church. Ch.: a. Arthur Prescott; b. Salem, 
Nov. 15, 1872; d. Oct. 16, 1875. b. Howard Elmer, b. at Salem, 
Nov. 8, 1875; now engaged in insurance business in Salem, c. 
Mary Caroline, b. Salem, Aug. 24, 1878; now in advanced class, 
Salem High School. 4. Sarah Elizabeth, b. March 21, 1844; m. 
Wm. Bushby, 2d; lives at Peabody, Mass. 5. Lucy Hubbard, b. 

March 10, 1846; m. Chysiner, of Woburn ; he and their 2 ch. 

dead ; m. 2d husband, Albert D. Gott. No. Brooklin, Me. ; have 
daughter. Edith, and live at Woburn, ^Nlass. 

1420. iii. JONATHAN P., b. June 16. 1808; m. Elizabeth Hall. 

1421. iv. ELIZABETH, b. July 5, 1810; m. Danvers, Mass., Dec. 29, 1830. 

Isaac Remick Hanson; b. Sept. 29, 18 10; d. at Sacramento, Cal., 
Nov. 18, 1849. He was one of the 49ers at the time of the Califor- 

j nia gold fever. She res. in Peabody, Mass. Ch. : i. Jonathan 

Batchelder Hanson, b. May 16, 1&31; m. Phtiebe Grant, "Danvers, 
Mass.; he d. Nov. 2, 1876. Jonathan B. Hanson, Army Record: 
Sergeant ist Mass. Heavy Artillery, 5 July, 1861; 2d Lieut. 22 

■ Sept., 1861 ; ist Lieut. 18 Jan., 1862; honorably mustered out 12 

March, 1865; 2d Lieut. 39th U. S. Infantry, 7th March, 1867; ist 
Lieut, r Jan., 1869; unassigned, 20 April, 1869; assigned loth U. 
S. Infantry, i Jan. 1871. She res. 630 Putnam ave. Brooklyn, N. 
Y. 2. Martha Abigail Hanson, b. Jan. 26, 1833; d. October, 1893; 
she m. Frederick Chandler Parker, Woburn, Mass., June 30, 1857. 
3. Elizabeth Proctor Hanson, b. Nov. 27, 1835; she m. Thomas A. 
B. Norris, Chicago, 111., June 30, 1871. 4. Luther Calvin Hanson, 
b. Oct. 16, 1836; he m. Phoebe Graj', Danvers, Mass.; res. Mt. 
Tabor, Ore. 5. Sarah Batchelder Hanson, b. Jan. 26, 1839; she 
"'" m. Josiah Parker 2d, Woburn, Mass., Nov. 17, 1864. 6. Susan 

Hanson, b. July 12, 1840; d. Oct. 14, 1840. 7. Susan Ann Hanson, 
b. Oct. g, 1841; d. May, 1887, she m. Willard Robertson; res. 
Conway, N. H. ; issue 5 ch. 8. Joseph Warren Hanson, b. May, 
1843; d. Sept. IT, 1846. 9. Lucy Tilton Hanson, b. Oct. 6, 1845; 
she m. Frank P. Reed, Peabody, Mass. ; he d. ; no issue. 10. 
Mary Little Hanson, b. Oct. 17, 1847; she m. Alpheus Thurber; 
res. No. Conway, N. H., 1878; one ch., Arthur. 

1422. V. MALACHI FELTON, b. April 22, i8i2;m. April 16, 1862, Mrs. 

Poland. He d. s. p. Sept. 22, 1886; he was her third husband. 

631. JOSEPH BATCHELDER (Joseph, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, 
Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Stephen), b. Feb. 21, 1770, Kensington, N. H. ; m. June 
6, 1794, Polly Tilton, b. Oct. 19, 1772; d. March 27, 1840. He d. May 21, 1824. 
Res. Danville, Vt. 

1423. i. ASA, b. March 3, 1795; d. 1842. 

1424. ii. MARY, b. July 19, 1796. She d. 1863. 

1425. iii. DAVID T., b. Jan. 21, 1798; d. Nov. 20, 1885. His dau. Ella res. 

Hamilton, Ohio. 


1426. IV. SUSAN, b. March 9, i8oo;'m. Sinclair. Shed. 1880. Ch. : 

1. David, b. ; res. Perry, Ohio. 2. Frank, b. ; res. 

Willoughby, Ohio. 

1427. V. ROYAL, b. March 19, 1802; d. Jan. 20, 1833. 

1428. vi. ELIZA L., b. April i, 1804; m. Rouckelean, res. Danville, 

Vt. ; d. 1823. 

1429. vii. CALVIN J., b. Oct. 8, 1806; d. Nov. 27, 1841. 

1430. viii. CLARISSA, b. Dec. 5, 1808; m. Seas. She d. March, 1857. 

1431. ix. JOSEPH, b. Nov. 3, 1810; d. Nov. 30, 1814. 

1432. X. BENJAMIN P., b. May 17, 1813; m. Mary Rugg. 

634. CAPT. SYLVANUS BACHELOR (Ephraim, Nathaniel. Nathaniel, 
Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Stephen), born Baldwin, Me., Oct. 30, 1777; 
int. of marriage Dec. 19, 1802; m. there March 3, 1803, Abigail Richardson, of 
Standish; b. June 21, 1782, dau. of Moses and Lydia; d. May 11, 1S49; ™- 2d, Nov. 31, 
1853, Mrs. Nancy Bishop; d. s. p. May 2, 1864. Sylvanus Bachelor was a car- 
penter, stone mason and farmer. On the 2gth day of March, 18 10, he was com- 
missioned as ensign in a military company by Elbridge Gerry, gov. of Mass. 
and Maine. Later he was promoted to captain. He d. Feb. 3, 1868. Res. Bald- 
win, Me. 

1433. i. EDWARD RICHARDSON, b. Sept. 26, 1804; m. Clarinda Cram. 

1434. ii. LYDIA, b. Oct. 19, 1806; m. April 2, 1826, Josiah F. Sanborn. She 

d. Oct. 24, 1842. Res. Baldwin, Me. He was b. July 7, 1801; d. 
Aug. 17, 1872; was a farmer. She d. Oct. 24, 1842. Ch. : i. 
Elizabeth Batchelder Sanborn, b. Oct. 24, 1829; m. October, 1851, 
E. B. Jacobs. P. O. address Wellington, 111. 2. Julia Ann San- 
born, b. June 15, 1832; Mrs, Wesley Marr, Saco, Maine; m. Nov. 
30, 1850. 3. Josiah Greenleaf, b, Feb. 2, 1835; m. Feb. 5, i860, 
Frances Jane Sawyer, b. Jan. 13, 1842. Is a clothing manufac- 
turer. Res, Cornish, Me. Ch. : a. Dr. Perley Putnam Sanborn, 
b. March i, 1861 ; m. Feb. 2, 1888. P. O. address Angola, Ind. 
b. Elizabeth Marion Sanborn, b. March 18, 1868; m. Aug. 10, 1892. 
P. O. address Mrs. Wm. B. Andrews, Gray. Maine. 

1435. iii. SALLY, b. Aug. 31, 1808; m. Oct. 10, 1830, John Barnell. She d. 

Dec. 12, 1832. Son George; res. Springfield, Ohio. 

1436. iv. EPHRAIM, b. May 26, i8ri; m. Hannah McKinney. 

1437. V. ABIGAIL, b. April 2, 1815; m. Nov. 21, 1833, Eleazer Barnell; son 

Eldrick; res. E. Hiram, Me. 

1438. vi, SYLVANUS, Jr., b. Aug. 18, 18 17; m. April 5, 1839, Deborah Small. 

Res. Baldwin, Me. Alter his death she m. Jan. 12, 1846, Oliver 
P. Rowe. 

1439. vii. ELIZABETH, b. May 3, 1820; d. May 6, 1820. 

1440. viii. ELIZABETH ANN, b. Oct. 3, 1821; d. Aug. 9, 1828. 

1441. IX. ROSANNA, b. Julv 21, 1826; d. Feb. 21, 1843. 

1442. X. ANN BRIGGS, b. March 16, 1832; d. May 2, 1843. 

G35. SAMUEL BACHELDOR (Ephraim, Nathaniel. Nathaniel, Nathaniel, 
Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Stephen), b. April 21, 1765; m. there Dec. 11, 1783, 
Anna Richardson, b. June 5, 1766; d. Sept. 22, 1849. He was born in Massachusetts 
and moved to Danville, Vt., where he followed farming and reared his family. He 
was a tailor by trade. About 1810 with his wife he migrated to New York State, 
with his son Levi, and d. in Niagara county. He d. Oct. 8, 181 9. Res. Danville, 

LEVI, b. June 25, 1786; m. Sally Lowell and Abigail Perkins. 
BETSEY, b. March 29, 1789; m. April, 1S13, Joseph Bickford. 
LYDIA, b. Feb. 28, 1791; m. Sept. 26, 1816, William Tilden. 
ANNA, b, Jan. 29, 1793; m. Sept. 18, 1820, John Cotton, and m. 
2d, John Stone. 
1447. V. MARGARET, b. March 29, 1797; m. March 24, 1816, Nathan Colvin, 
b. Clarendon, Vt., Dec. 11, 1792; d. Fourtowns, Mich., May 20, 
1873. She d. Jan. 14, 1887. Ch. : i. Levi Colvin, Fourtowns, 
Oakland Co., Mich. A son is Homer Colvin, of Pontiac, Mich. 

2. Maria Smith, Pontiac, Oakland Co., Mich. Her son is Nathan 
J. Smith, of Pontiac, Mich. 3. Lucinda, b. Feb. 2, 1828; m. Feb. 
9, 1864, Frederick Hoxsie. b. Grand Isle Co., town of Alburg, 





















Vt., July i8, 1827. Is a farmer. Res. Fourtowns, Mich. Ch. : 

a. Clara Maria, b. Oct. i, 1866. 

1448. vi. BELINDA, b. Oct. 26, 1808; d. July 20, 1816. 

1449. vii. CYNTHIA, b. July 13, 1805; m. Dec. 21, 1828, Harmon C. Beardsley, 

b. Sept. 29, 1804, d. Dec. 30, 1871. She res. Sawver, N. Y. Ch. : 
T. Sallie C. Beardsley, b. Jan. 27, 1830; m. John B. Hall. P. O. 
address, Kent, N. Y. 2. Samuel H. Beardsley, b. Oct. 11, 1833; 
m. Rachel J. Allen first wife, Susan Bower second wife. P. O. 
address. Union Sprin.e^s, N. Y. 3. H. Spencer Beardsley, b. Oct. 
22, 1847; m. Etta M. Hoag Dec. 18, 1872. P. O. address, Sawyer, 
N. Y. 

1450. viii. SALLY, b. Feb. 28, 1800; d. Feb. 8, 183S. 

1451. ix. SAMUEL, b. Dec. 29, 1801; d. Dec. 29, 1802. 

1452. X. EDWARD, b. Dec. 9,- 1784; d. July 20/ 1785. 

644. PETER HOOK BATCHELDER (Josiah, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Na- 
thaniel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Stephen), b. Danville, Vt., 1803; m. there Almira 
B. Badger, b. March, 1809; d. Dec. 31, 1877, in Concord, N. H. He was a cord- 
wainer. He d. Dec. 13, 1841. Res. Danville, Vt., and Concord, N. H. 

JOSIAH, b. June 28, 1S34; m. Alma S. White. 

PETER HOOK, b. ; res. No. Dunbarton, N. H. 

WILLIAM J., b. in 1831; d. May i, 1885. 

JEREMIAH S., b. Dec. 31, 1826. He d. s. p. 

ALVIN B., b. March 25, 1830; m. Melvina Parker. 

SARAH SARGENT, b. ; m. Ash; res. Concord, N. H. 

1459. vii. JANE MIRA, b. ; m. Schenck; res. Snyder, N. Y. 

651. JOHN BATCHELDER (Josiah, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Na- 
haniel, Nathaniel, Stephen), b. Jan. 19, 1795, Deerfield, N. H. ; m. Danville, Vt., 
Sept. g, 1816, Mary Dana, b. Portsmouth, N. H., Feb. 10, 1798; d. April 10, 1849. 
He d. Nov. 2, 1 866. Res. Morgan, Vt. 

1460. i. SALLY H., b. May 30, 1817; m. March 17, 1835, Lyman Skinner. 

He was b. 1809; d. Dec. 22, 1884, Newark, Vt. She d. March 17, 
1888. Ch. : I. Ann P.. b. April 15, 1838; m. Nov. i, 1853, James 
Seater. She d. Feb. 17, 1865. One dau. 2. Ellen E., b. July 24, 
1845; m. Jan. 20, 1868, George Skinner. Ch. : i. Harry P., b. 
1870. She m. 2d, June 26, 1883, A. F. Carpenter. He d. Feb. 
26, 1889. Res. St. Johnsbury, Vt, 37 Pearl st. 3. Rhoda E., b. 
Nov. II, 1848; m. Jan. t, 1880, J. O. Lynn; res. Lyndonville, Vt. 
Ch : Nettie M., b. March 2, 1882. 4. Rosilla L., b. Oct. 16, 
i8si; m. July 3, 1875, Luther H. Sawyer; res. Island Pond, Vt. 
Ch. : I. Edwin C, b. June 24, 1884; Flossie, V., b. Sept. ^, 1888. 

5. Wm. H., b. Sep. 22, 1842; d. . 6. ElisettaM., b. Dec. 26, 

1853; d. Jan. 26, 1877. 

1461. ii. LORINA H., b. March 19, 1820; m. July 17, 1839, Edward Harts- 

horn. Shed. Dec. 24, 1895. Ch. : Alanson Hartshorn, d. 1836; 
John F. , living in Canaan, Vt. Charles E.. dead; Mary E, living; 
m. to John Pettigrew; address Rishon's Ferry, Mame ; one dau. 
name Cassie, and m. 

1462. iii. JOHN C, b. May 15, 1824; m. Charlotte Holmes. 

1463. iv. MARY ANN, b. July 15, 1826; d. Nov. 26, 1851. 

1464. V. ELIZABETH, b. June 3, 1828; d. Jan. 21, 1849. 

1465. vi. HARRIET G., b. Jan. 4, 1831; m. Dec. 9, 1859, John M. Cargill. 

Res. Morgan Centre, Vt. Ch. : George M. Cargill, dead; he was 
a young man — don't know how old. Lucy J., a young lady 
when she died. Ella E., m. to Isaac Hackett; has four children; 
address, Holland, Vt. Lavina H.. m. to Oren Stevens, three 
children; address, Morgan, Vt. Laura A., m. to Don Allbe; no 
children. Emma C, m. to Albion Stevens; no children. 

1466. vii. GEORGE W., b. April 25. 1833; m. Eliza A. Cargill. 

1467. viii. AMOS. b. Aug. 30, 1836; d. in the Civil war Jan. 12, 1863. 

1468. IX. LUCY, b. Jan. 6, 1839; d. unm. Sept. 3, 1856. 

655. AARON BACHELDER (Timothy, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Na- 
thaniel, Nathaniel, Stephen), b. New York State; m. there Mrs. Annie Hathaway. 
Res. Pembroke, N. H. 



1469. i. ELLEN. 

1470. ii. MARSHALL, b. 

1471. iii. ENOS. 

1472. iv. AMANDA. 

res. Dashville, Isabella Co., Mich. 

656. MILLIARD BACHELDER (Timothy, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Nathan- 
iel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Steohen), born March 5, iSio, in Bennington, Vt. ; 
m. in 1840 Nancy Stiles; m. 2d, Batavia, N. Y., Jane Mapes, b. in 1806; d. in 1856. 
He was a fine musician and played the violin to perfection. He was always a 
farmer. Res. Colesville, N. Y., where d. 

1473- i- SANFORD L., b. ; m. Dolly Watson. 





OZRO, res. Wilson, N. 


— ; m. Ira Austin, res. Colesville, N. Y. 
EDWIN H., b. July 17, 1838; m. Belinda West. 

viii. HARRISON, b. ; d. unm. 

ix. DANIEL M., b. ; d. unm. 

X. HARRIET M.. b. Feb. 9. 1843; m. Aug. 23, 1865, Herbert David 
Humphreys-Dyer. He was b. April 9, 1843, in Ravenna, Ohio. 
Res. Columbia, Tenn. ; is an accountant and register of deeds. 
Ch. : I. William Wayne Dyer, b. at Durand, Pepin Co., Wis., 
Sept. 20, 1866; m. to Miss Jessie Vautrot, of Durand, Sept. 11, 
1888. Res. Columbia, Tenn. He moved to Wisconsin the same 
year. Resided there until May 11, 1861, when enlisted as private 
in Co. B, Seventh Wisconsin Infantry; discharged July 3, 1865, 
rank of captain. Served as postmaster at Durand, Pepin Co., 
Wis., for seventeen years, clerk of court two years, and county 
clerk four years. Moved to Columbia, Maury Co., Tennessee, 
September, 1893, where now resides. 

" PHEOBE, b. . 

MARY A., b. ; d. unm. 



xiii. LYDIA. b. ; d, unm. 

xiv. WM. L., b. June 23, 1850; m. Martha Bowman. 

662. REUBEN BATCHELDER (Josiah, Elisha, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Na- 
thaniel, Nathaniel, Stephen), b. East Andover, N. H., Sept. 24, 1787; m. there Dec. 
29, 1S24, Harriet Kellog; b. Pownal, Vt., May 7, 1803; d. March 30, 1855. He was 
a farmer and shoemaker. He d. Dec. 9, 1S50; res. East Andover, N. H. 

1487. i. GEORGE JOSIAH, b. Feb. 23, 1838; he res. unm., Chico, Mont. 

1488. ii. CAROLINE MATILDA, b. Jan. 28, 1831 ; m. Oct. 17, 1850, Horace 

N. Rowell. They had three girls, Nellie, Addie and Hattie ; all 
are d. ; res. Franklin. 

1489. iii. HARRIET ANN, b. Jan. 20, 1836; m. Feb. 19, 1859, Wm. B. Far- 

rington; b. May i. 1825. He is a gunsmith; res. East Andover, 
N. H. Ch. : I. George W. Farrmgton, July 4, 1862, Leeban, N. 
H. 2. Charles A. Farrington, July 28, 1865, Concord, N. H. 3. 
Johnie Reuben Farrington, July 6, 1873, East Andover. George 
W. F., m. Mary E. Glanders, July 26, 1S82, and lives at Main st., 
466, Charlestown, Mass. The other two work for the Boston and 
Maine railroad and live in Charlestown, Mass. So they all three 
work for the Boston and Maine railroad. 

1490. iv. HARRIET ANN, b. Sept. 20, 1828; d. March 16, 1832. 

1491. V. JAMES ALLEN, b. Aug. 28, 1844; d. April 28, 1856. 

1492. vi. HORACE REUBEN, b. Oct. 9, 1850.-; 

664. DEA. JOSIAH BACHELDER (Josiah, Elisha, Josiah, Nathaniel, Na- 
thaniel, Nathaniel, Stephen), born East Andover, N. H., April 22, 1790; m. 
at Northfield, N. H., March 24, 1819, Sarah Knowles; b. April 11, 1789; d. Aug. 29, 
1859. Deacon Josiah Bachelder was the son of Capt. Josiah Bachelder, was bom 
upon the old homestead. He was an industrious, prudent and liberal man, making 
many improvements upon the farm. He was for many years a deacon in the Free 
Will Baptist Church and contributed liberally of his means to the support of the 
ministry and for the aid of the missionary, educational and all the benevolent in- 


stitutions of his denominations. His house was always open to entertain ministers 
of all creeds. He never gained a dollar by speculation, every cent was earned from 
the rocky soil, and his farm and buildings were constantly improved. He died of 
pneumonia, aged 76 years. He d. April 15, 1866; res. East Andover, N. H. 

1493. i. "WILLIAM A., b. July 4, 1823; m. Adaline E. Shaw. 

1494. ii. MARTHA ANN, b. April 29, 1820; m. June i, 1843, John H. 

Rowell; res. Franklin, N. H. Ch. : i. Clara Elizabeth, b. April 
7, 1846. 2. Mary Ann, b. Oct. 28, 1854. 3. Charlie Hiram, b. 
Mar. 14, 18=^7; d. Nov. 6, 1857. 

1495. iii. MARY ELIZABETH, b. Nov. 12, 1829; m. Nov. 4, 1851, Geo. E. 

Emery; res. Lynn, Mass., 92 Washington st. He was b. March 
29, 1828. Ch. : I. Mary Ellen, b. Dec. 27, 1855. 2. Mabel Smith, 
b. Feb. 22, 1859. 3. Lizzie Genevive, b. May 5, 1861 ; d. Jan. 21, 
1875. 4. Anne Gertrude, b. June 14, 1863. 

665. ELISHA BACHELDER (Nathan, Elisha, Josiah, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, 
Nathaniel, Stephen), b. Danville, N. H., July 14, 1796; m. there in 18 19, Ruth 
Prescott; b. Oct. 19, 1792, dau. of Simeon, of Hampton Falls; d. Salisbury, Dec. 
21, i860. He was a farmer; moved to Sandown in 1839 and to Salisbury in 1834. 
He d. Sept. 4, 1853; res. Salisbury, N. H. 

1496. 1. ROBERT F., b. Jan. 28, 1821; m. Lydia M. Scribner. 

1497. ii. SARAH, b. Jan. 6, 1823; unm. ; res. Salem, Mass. 

1498. iii. HARRIET, b. July 12, 1827; m. about 1851, Hiram Scribner, of 
• Salisbury, N. H. ; b. July 13, 1819; d. June 29, 1864. i. Elisha 

Bachelder, b. Aug. 26, 1852. 2. Herrick Clement, b. Nov. 8, 1854. 
3. Lewis Daniel, b. May 4, 1857; d. June 22, 1863. 4. Fred Irwin, 
b. Dec. 2, 1859. 5. Mary Happie, b. Nov. 22, 1862. 

677. NATHANIEL BATCHELDER (Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Josiah, Nathan- 
iel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Stej^hen), b. Strafford, N. H. ; m. there Mercy Eliza- 
beth Foss; b. 1827; d. Feb. i, 1869. He was a gold miner in California and died 
there. Res. Chichester, N. H. 

1499. i. NATHANIEL M., b. July i, i8';3; m. Clara A. Carpenter. 

1500. ii. JENNIE M., b. March 20, 1885; m. Nov. 4, 1872, Frank E. Sanborn; 

res. Melrose, Mass. He was b. July 22, 1S51; is a grocer and 
provision dealer. Ch. : i. May Abbie, b. March 7, 1874. 2. Zella 
Elizabeth, b. May 10, 1877. 3. Evlyn, b. April 28, 1892. 

681. JONATHAN BACHELDER (Mark, Reuben, Josiah, Nathaniel, Nathan- 
iel, Nathaniel, Stephen), b. Danville, N. H., June, 1795; m. there Sarah 
Tucker; b. 1795; d. April 9, 1859. He was a farmer. He d. in Orange, N. H., 
April 30, 1842; res. Danville and Hudson, N. H. 

1501. i. MARK, b. June i, 1821; m. Joanna Steele and Lydia Steele. 

1502. ii. SARAH, b. May 15, 1823; m. S'ept. 20, 1844, Elijah O. Lowell; b. 

June 12, 1823; he d. June 28, 1873. Ch. : i. Clarissa J., b. May 12, 
1845; d. Sept. 17, 1864. 2. Margaret A., b. Aug. 28, 1851; m. 
Oct. 6, 1869, Herman G. Hadley; b. Nov. 23, 1847. 3. Abbie A., 
b. June 21, 1853. 4. Allen G., b. March 25, 1856. 5. Edgar I., b. 
May 25, 1858. One res. Canaan, N. H., and two in Worcester, 

1503. iii. REUBEN, b. July 5, 1825; m. Mercy May and Lucina M. Whittier. 

1504. iv. ABBY JANE, b. Oct. 20, 1828; m. Feb. 19, 1850, Lyman Aldrich ; 

b. July 30, 1828: d. Jan. i, 1S52; m. 2d, Dec. 14, 1852, Wm. H. 
Clark; b. Oct. 13. 1822. Ch. : i. Alice Maria, b. Sept. 17, 1851; d. 
Jan. 31, 1853. 2. Arvilla Cora, b. July 6, 1855; d. Sept. 30, 1864. 
3. Wm. Henry, b. April 4, 1865. 4. Lewis Perly, b. Nov. i, 1867. 

1505. v. MARY A., b. 1827; m. 1846, Charles M. Holmes; b. 1820. Ch. : 

I. Mary J., b. 1S49. 2. Christopher N., b. 1850; d. Feb. 7, 1874; 
res. West Windhapi, N. H. He is a farmer. 

682. REUBEN BACHELDER (Mark, Reuben, Josiah, Nathaniel. Nathaniel, 
Nathaniel, Stephen), b. April, 1797, Danville, N. H. ; m. there JNIrs. Dorothy 
(Rowell) Ellis; b. May 6. 1782; d. Dec. i, 1873. He d. August, 1830; res. Danville, 
N. H. 

1506. i. REUBEN, b. ; d. young. 


688. JOHN BACHELDER (Mark, Reuben, Josiah, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, 
Nathaniel, Stephen), b. June ic, iSio; m. there November, 1844, Betsey Rano; 
d. April, 184S. He d. Jan. g, 1893; res. Danville, N. H. 

1507. i. JOSEPHINE, b. Feb. 2, 1845; d. August, 1846. 

696. COL. NATHANIEL BACHELDER (Elisha, David, Josiah, Nathaniel, 
Nathaniel, jNathaniel, Stephen), b. Pittsfield, N. H., Nov. 25, 1791; m. there, 1820, 
Abigail Jenness; b. 1792; d. Feb. 5, 1851. He was injured m felling a tree; was 
a farmer and stock raiser. He d. Dec. 3, 1S58; res. Pittsfield, N. H. 

150S. i. SARAH ANN LANE, b. March 14, 1822; m. Jan. 22, 1852, Moses 
Emery Bachelder (see); 5 ch. ; res. Elvira, 111. 

1509. ii. JOHN JENNESS, b. June 16, 1824; m. Melinda A. Green and 

Mary T. Thorndike. 

15 10. iii. SAMUEL ELISHA, b. Feb. 24, 1828; m. Sarah M. Clark. 

1511. iv. ABBIE JENNESS, b. Dec. 21, 1829; m. Nov. 13, 1859, Jeremiah y. 

Clough ; b. Feb. 3, 1S24; 4 ch ; res. 776 Sedgewick St., Chicago, 
111. Three of their children d. in childhood. 4. Ella Rebecca, b. 
Sept. 14, i860. 

1512. V. DAVID B., b. Sept. 5, 1834; m. Abbie M. Bailey. 

699. CAPT. SAMUEL BACHELDER (Elisha, David, Josiah, Nathaniel. 
Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Stephen), b. Pittsfield, N. H., June 17, 1797; m. there Jan. 
13, 1S23, Mary Ann Lane (his cousin); b. March i, 1801; she m. 2d, Nov. 2, 1S64; 
Dea. John True (his second wife), of Pittsfield. He d. Sept. 16, 1858; res. Pitts- 
field, N. H. 

1513. i. MARY ELIZABETH, b. Dec. 19, 1823; m. June 5, 1844, Noah W. 

Drake; b. 1810; d. P. April 8, 1897. He was a prominent citizen, 
was Kep. in the legislature and held many town offices. 

1514. ii. SARAH JANE, b. Dec. 23, 1830; m. Dec. 12, 1861, Walter B. 

Drake, of P. ; res. Barnstead. 

1515. iii. EDWIN ELISHA, b. July i, 1S33; d. Aug. 3, i860. He was a 

farmer and res. on the old homestead. 

700. JONATHAN BATCHELDER (Elisha, David, Josiah, Nathaniel, Na- 
thaniel, Nathaniel, Stephen), b. Hampton, N. H., about 1800; m. there Nancy 
; d. Warner, N. H. He d. in C. ae. 46; res. Chichester, N. H. 

1516. i. GEORGE E., b. Aug. 13, 1822; m. Abigail M. Locke. 

1517. ii. PAULINE, b. ; m. D. C. Watson, of Concord, N. H. ; res. 

Boston, Howard st. She res. So. Sutton, N. H. Ch. : i. Charles, 
res. in Boston. 2. George W. He is in the clothing business in 
Boston on Howard st, with his brother Charles. 

703. DEA. DAVID BATCHELDER (David, Josiah, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, 
Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Stephen), b. Hampton Falls, N. H., Nov. i, 180S; m. Ames- 
bury, Mass., Oct. 3, 1837, Marianne Hart Lane; b. Pawtucket, R. I., Jan. 18, 1815; 
she res. Amesbury, Mass. David Batchelder, oldest son of Reuben and Betsy 
Batchelder, was born in Hampton Falls. He lived with his father on the farm until 
he was twenty-one years of age, when he commenced to work for the stage com- 
pany on the line between Boston and Portland, which passed through Hampton 
Falls. After the Eastern railroad was built he ran a coach from Amesbury to New- 
buryport. When the Amesbury Branch railroad was completed he was an "ex- 
press man" between Amesbury and Boston. He received appointment as postmas- 
ter in Amesbury during Lincoln's administration, a position he held for eight 
years. On leaving the postoffice he retired from public life. In politics he was a 
Republican and took great interest in the welfare of the State and nation. When 
worthy young men came to Amesbury he interested himself in them, and assisted 
them when it was in his power to do so. He was active in church work and for 
many years was a deacon in the Congregational church in Amesbury. He died, 
leaving a widow, three sons and four daughters. He d. Dec. 20, 1891; res. Ames- 
bury, Mass. 

1518. i. FRANCIS R., b. Oct. 11, 1838; m. Martha E. Brown. 

1519. ii. CAROLINE CALDWELL, b. June 25, 1842; m. Jan. i, 1874, Judge 

George W. Cate, of Northwood, N. H. ; res. s. p. Amesbury; is a 
lawyer. He was born March 10, 1834. His early education was 
obtained at the town schools in his native town, Northwood, N. 
H., and Blanchard Academy, Pembroke, Vt. Graduated at Dart- 
mouth College in 1861. During his college course he taught school 














every winter. Studied law with W. W. Stickney, Esq., at Exeter, 
N. H. ; was admitted to the bar in 1865 at Portsmouth, N. H. ; re- 
moved to Amesbury in 1S66. He was elected on the school board 
until he declined to serve longer; was elected to the Mass. State 
Senate in 1878 and 1879, and served on important committees; the 
last year was chairman of Com. on Probate and Chancery ; was a 
delegate to the National Republican Convention in 1SS4. He is 
now judge of the Second District Court of Essex, which position 
he has held the past ten years. 

ELIZABETH TILTON, b. March 25, 1844; unm. ; res. A. 

ANN DAVIS, b. Jan. 4, 1849; ^- Charles W. Bailey; res. Danvers. 

JOSEPH LANE, b. May 21, 1847; res. A. 

LUCY LAWSON, b. June 26, 1853; res. A. 

MARY PRESCOTT, b. Dec. 5, 1S57; m. Fred Brown; res. A. 

WM. ALVAH, b. April 23, 1840; d. June 2, 1845. 

704. DEA. EMERY BATCHELDER (Reuben, David, Josiah, Nathaniel, 
Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Stephen), b. Hampton Falls, N. H., Sept. 18, 1812; m. 
there April 18, 1838, Dorotha A. Dearborn; b. Sept. 23, 1817. Emery Batchel- 
der, second son of Reuben and Betsy Batchelder, was born in Hampton Falls, N. 
H. He was an industrious farmer, a quiet home man, steadfast in every good prin- 
ciple. He served his native town two years as selectman and in 1868 and 1869 was 
a member of the New Hampshire legislature, a Republican in politics. 

He united with the First Ev^angelical Congregational Church of Seabrook and 
Hampton Falls. Fie was deacon of the church for many years, and treasurer of 
the society from 1S52 to 1867. 

He has been a trustee of Dearborn Academy for years. For several years he 
was treasurer and at the present time president of the board of trustees. He had 
three sons and four daughters. His eldest son died in 1873. He d. August, 1897; 
res. Hampton Falls, N. H. 

1526. i. CHARLES EMERY, b. Oct. 7, 1839; m. Lucy M. Farr. 

1527. ii. ANNA ELIZABETH, b. June 22, 1844; m. Aug. 31, 1867, Homer 

B. Craine; res. s. p. Amesbury, Mass. 

1528. iii. JOHN ABBOTT, b. April 4, 1846; m. Angia Woodard. 

1529. iv. ELLEN PRESCOTT, b. Feb. 11, 1848; m. Oct. 23. 1S72, Irving H. 

Lamprey; res. No. Hampton, N. H. Ch. : i. Ernest Hezekiah, 
b. October, 1875. 2. Harold Batchelder, b. June 30, 1881. 

1530. V. ABBIE CALDWELL, b. April g, 1852; m. May 9, 1878, Cyrus W. 

Brown, of Hampton Falls, N. H. ; res. Pittsfield. Ch. : i. Marie 
Louise. 2. Florence Batchelder. 

1531. vi. DAVID FREMONT, b. Dec. 11, 1855; m. Helen F. Brown. 

1352. vii. MARY LORD, b. Aug. 31, 1S58; m. John Leavitt Brown ; res. Sea- 
brook, N. H. Ch. : I. Leavitt Batchelder. 2. Frank Emery. 

705. HON. JOHN BATCHELDER (Reuben, David, Josiah, Nathaniel, 
Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Stephen), b. Hampton Falls, N. H., Nov. 11, iSiS; m. 
there May 7, 1846, Mary Izette Greene, b. March 8, 1823. He is a farmer. John 
Batchelder, youngest son of Reuben and Betsy Batchelder, was born in Hampton Falls. 
He married Mary Izette Greene. According to the custom in those days he was re- 
tained on the homestead to care for his parents in their declining years. His great 
executive ability caused him to be placed in many positions of trust. He was a 
staunch Republican, and took great interest in political affairs. He was always 
faithful 111 attending the primaries, and used his influence to nominate upright men 
to office. Several times he served on the school board. He was for four years one 
of the selectmen of Hampton Falls, and was twice elected to represent the town in 
the New Hampshire legislature. He became one of the trustees of Dearborn 
Academy in 1870, a position he now holds. He in 1840 united with the First Ev^an- 
gelical Congregational Church of vSeabrook and Hampton Falls, N. II. He in- 
herited the family trait of loyalty to the church and considered no sacrifice too great 
to be made for its welfare. In 1866 he was the chief planner and manager in ex- 
pending two thousand ($2,000) on repairs of the church building, it having been 
closed for six years. 

He was treasurer of the Congregational Society from 1867 to 1874. He served 
as clerk of this society from 1870 to 1890. Each year since 1S67 he has been elected 
chairman of the wardens of the society, a position which he now (1897) holds. In 


1S92 he was one of the committee to move and remodel the church, and build horse 
sheds. The work was satisfactorily completed at an expense of three thousand 
dollars. He has always been regular in his attendance at church, no weather being 
too severe to prevent his being found in his accustomed place. For 12 (twelve) suc- 
cessive years he was superintendent of the Sunday school. Res. Hampton Falls, 
N. H. 

1533. i. SARAH GREENE, b. July 23, 1848; m. May 20, 1873, Geo. A. 

Fogg; res. H. F. He was b. Jan. 31, 1845. Ch. : i. Mark Batch- 
elder, b. May ig, 1875. 2. Mabel Webster, b. Nov. 24, 1881. 3. 
Chester Newell, b. March 23, 1884. 4. Marion Izette, h. Dec. 6, 
1886. 5. John David, b. Aug. 9, i8gi. 

1534. ii. WARREN HOWARD, b. Mar. i, 1852; m. June 3, 1878, Jessie 

Racilla Fogg; b. Dec. 28, 1856. He is a farmer; res. s. p. Hamp- 
ton Falls, N. H. Is deacon in the church. 

1535. iii. HELEN WEBSTER, b. Feb. i, 1S61; m. June 13, 1888, Charles 

Jay Pollard ; res. Dover, N. H. Ch. : i. Julien West, b. Feb. 27, 
1890. 2. Mary Izette, b. Feb. 17, 1894. 

710. JOSIAH BACHELDER (Moses, David, Josiah, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, 
Nathaniel, Stephen), b. ]\Iarch 23, iSio, Hampton i^alls, N. H. ; m. there Oct. 

27, 1839, Nancy Young, of York, Me.; b. July 8, 1810. He d. May 31, 1886; res. 
Salisbury, Mass. 

1536. i. ELIZABETH ANN, b. July 20, 1840; m. Dec. 5, 1865, Wm. A. 


1537. ii. GEO. EDWIN, b. Aug. 15, 1842; m. Nov. 24, 1864, Victoria Rich ; 

2 ch. ; res. Amesbury, Mass. 

1538. iii. MARY ELLEN, b. April 15, 1845; m. Sept. 4, 1S67, John Cowan. 

1539. i"^- SARAH DRAKE, b. July 27, 1847; m. June 4, 1873, Edward Car- 


1540. V. AARON, b. Feb. 15, 1851; d. March 16, 1851. 

712. SAMUEL BACHELDER (Moses, David, Josiah, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, 
Nathaniel, Stephen), b. Hampton Falls, N. H., June 15, 1813; m. there Jan. 

28, 1847, Abigail K. Noyes, of Seabrook ; b. June 24, 1813. He was a farmer. He 
d. Oct. 13, 1858; res. Hampton Falls, N. H. 

1541. i. EMMA JANE, b. Dec. 27, 1847; m. July 11, 1880, John S. Boody; 

res. E. Epping, N. H. He was b. Sept. 2, 1845; is a carpenter. 
Ch. : Nellie E. Boody, Amesbury, Mass., Main st. Abbie L. 
Boody, Amesbury, Mass., Main st. Minnie L. Boody, East Epp- 
ing, N. H. Nellie E., b. 15th of April, 1881. Abbie L., b. 30th 
of July, 18S2. Minnie L., b. 27th of November, 1889. 

1542. ii. CLIMENA ALICE, b. Jan. 18, 1854; d. unm. Feb. 22, 1872. She 

was a scholar of rare intellectual and scientific attainments. 

1543. iii. SAMUEL W., b. Jan. 14, 1859; m. at Exeter, N. H., July 22, 1878, 

and d. July 14, 1896. A dau. is Minnie A., who res. Hampton 
Falls, N. H. 

715. AIOSES EMERY BACHELDER (Moses, David, Josiah, Nathaniel, 
Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Stephen), b. July 12, 1823. Hampton Falls, N. H. ; m. there 
Jan. 22, 1852, in Pittsfield, N. H., Sarah Ann Lane Bachelder, of Pittsfield. N. H. , 
dau. of Nathaniel; b. March 14, 1822 (see). He is a farmer and stock raiser. Res. 
Elvira and Warrensburg, 111. 

1544. i. FRED J., b. Feb. 24, 1855; m. Aug. 23, 1S83, Elizabeth J.Jones; 

res. Warrensburg, 111. 

1545. ii. NAT. C, b. April 10, 1857. 

1546. iii. FRANK, b. May 17, 1859. 

1547. iv. EDWARD, b. March 4, 1863. 

1548. V. CLARENCE E., b. May 13, 1865. 

717. JOHN THAYER BATCHELDER (Moses, David, Josiah, Nathaniel, 
Nathaniel" Nathaniel, Stephen), born in Hampton Falls, N. H., June i, 1829; 
m. Newburyport, Mass., July 18, 1S72, Emma Miles, b. Aug. 13, 1845. He was 
born on the old place in Hampton Falls and still resides there. He enjoys perfect 
health and is strictly temperate. In middle life he was engaged largely in shipping 
timber to the Newburyoort, Mass., ship yard, also dealing in lumber and wood 


and farming. He lost heavily in the financial panic of 1873-4. He is a great reader; 
is well versed in ancient and modern history. Res. Hampton Falls, N. H. 

1549. i- NATHANIEL M., b. June 2, 1873; m. Jan. i, 1897, Minnie Brown, 

of Kensington, N. H. As a boy he was bright and intelligent, in- 
terested in cattle and farming. As a man he is steady, honest 
and upright. Engaged chiefly as a teamster, but at the same time 
farming. He married and at the present time resides at East 
Kingston, N. H. 

1550. ii. ALICE GERTRUDE, b. March 28, 1875; m. July 28, 1895, John H. 

Sweeney, res. E. Kingston, N. H. Ch. : i. Esther, b. Sept 2, 

1551. iii. ABBIE ESTELLA, b. May 3,^1876; res. Gorham, Me. 

1552. iv. MARY ELIZABETH, b. June 3, 1877; res. at home. 

1553. V. SARA LOLTISE, b. May 19, 1879; res. at home. 

1554. vi. EMMA THAYER, b. April 4, 1886; res. at home. 

1555. vii. OLIVER DRAKE, b. Oct. 21, 1889; d. Dec. 2b, 1889. 

718. ABRAHA:\I BACHELDOR (Abraham, Abraham, Jethro. Nathaniel, 
Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Stephen), born in Loudon, N. H., May 29, 1775, m. in 
Exeter, N. H., Dec. 23, :8oi, Hannah Henderson, b. 17S2; d. May iq, 1810; m. 2d 
Oct. 20, 1810, Susanna Young, d. Farmindale, ae. 96. She was born June 15, 1782; 
d. Jan. 3, 1879. He was a farmer, tanner and shoemaker in West Gardiner, Me., 
and died there. He d. June 13, 1854. Res. W. Gardiner, Me. 

1556. i. IRA B., Jan. 23, 1801; m. Abbie Johnson. 

1557. ii. TRUE CYRUS, b. Nov. 26, 1805; m. . 

1558. iiL ABRAHAM SAWYER, b. May 9, 1817; m. in Hollowell June 14, 

1842, Lydia S. Leavitt, b. January, 1815; d. April 23, 1S83. He 
is a tanner. Res s. p. Gardiner, Me. 

1559. iv. BETSEY PILLSBURY, b. Feb. 14. 1S12; m. Robie. She 

d. Monmouth, Me., Sept. 6, 1873. Ch. : i. Charles F., b. . 

Res. Winthrop Center, Me. 

1560. V. JOHN, b. June 11, 1819; m, . 

1561. vi. JAMES, b. Oct. 10, 1824; m. Abby J. Robinson. 

1562. vii. GEORGE ALBERT, b. March 28, 1822; m. Olive Sprague. 

1563. viii. ISABELL HENDERSON, b. Oct. 31. 1807; m. March 14, 1832, 

True B. Haines. She d. Jan. 28, 1883, in Brooklyn, N. Y. He 
was b. Loudon, N. H., Dec. 27, 1803; d. Brooklyn, N. Y., Sept. 
II, 1855. Res. Hollowell, Me., and Brooklyn, N. Y. Ch. : i. 
Franklin G., b. March 23, 1S33. He followed the sea and sailed 
from New York City the latter part of the year 1S62; was never 
heard from again; supposed to have been lost at sea. 2. Oscar 
F., b. August g, 1837; m. in Brooklyn, N. Y. , March 13, i860, 
Mary J. Kittridge, of Readfield, Me., b. Oct. 12, 1838; d. 1876. 
He d. in Brooklyn, N. Y., s. p. Feb. 6, 1885. 

1564. ix. HANNAH HAYNES, b. Nov. 25, 1813; m. Oct. 8, 1837, John John- 

son, res. Gardiner, Me. He was b. Feb. 17, 1812; d. ]\lar. 29, 
1864; was a ship fastenter and farmer. She res. Farmingdale, 
Me. Ch. : i. Hannah Elizabeth Johnson, b. in Gardiner, Maine, 
Dec. 9, 1839; unm. 2. Clara Augusta Johnson, b. in Hollowell, 
Maine, Feb. 11, 1S42; m. at Waltham, ]\Iass., June 15, 1S71, to 
Edward J. Hodgdon; P. O. address, Gardiner, Maine; has three 
children. 3. Georgianna S. Johnson, b. in Gardiner, ]\Iaine, Dec. 
2, 1845; d. Oct. 19, 1850. 4. Annie L. Johnson, b. in Gardiner, 
Maine, Oct. 14, 1S49; ™- ^- Charlestown, Mass., April 14, 1869, to 
Wm. L. Fox: P. O. address, 93 Cottage st, , Chelsea, Mass.; have 
three children and three grandchildren living. 

1565. X. ANN JUDKINS, b. Oct. i, 1S03; m. Willard. Ch, : i. 

Lydia, b. ; rer-. Belmont, ]Me. ; d, Sept. 23, 1840, in Loudon, 

N. H. 

1566. xi. JOSEPH CALF, b. Oct. 4, 1809; m. Hannah T. Allen. 

719. NATHAN BACHELDER (Abraham, Abraham, Jethro, Nathaniel, 
Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Stephen), b. i^oudon, N. H., Oct. 25, 1773; m. there Jan. 

28, 1801, Nancy Rollins, d. Nov. 22, 1830; ra. 2d, . Nathan Bachelder 

moved when a young man from Loudon, New Hampshire, to the site of the present 


thriving city of Hollowell, Me., when the spot was covered by a dense forest. He 
was twice married, the name of his first wife being Nancy Rollins, by whom he 
had (at least) two sons and several daughters. Both sons grew to manhood, the 
elder, Gen. Geo. Bachelder, of Gardner, Me., the younger, Charles G. Bachelder, 
who lived at the old home in Hollowell. He was a prosperous merchant and built 
and for many years occupied the store on Water st. now used as a National Bank 
building. He also built a roomy and substantial two-story brick dwelling house 
on Center street, where he lived till he died in the early fifties. He was a member 
of the "Old South" Congregationalist Church. Several daughters were born, but 
I think none attained middle age or married. AVhen he died his hair was black 
as in early youth, though he was well advanced in years. He died in Hollowell 
June 14, 1850, res. Hallowell, Me. 

1567. i. CHARLES G., b. April 25, 1810; m. Susan W. Curtis. 

1568. ii. GEORGE W., b. Nov. 13. 1802; m. Emily Bradstreet. 

1569. iii. SARAH ELIZABETH, b. Feb. 20, 1S05; d. March 16, 1816. 

1570. iv. ELIZA ANN, b. March 31, 1807; d. April 5, 1S08. 

1571. V. LUCY ANNE, b. Dec. 23, 1812; d. Jan. 2, 1S34. 

1572. vi. MARY ANNE, b. Nov. 11, 1815; m. in Richmond, Me. 

726. JONATHAN BATCHELDER (Abraham, Abraham, Jethro, Nathaniel, 
Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Stephen), b. Loudon, N. H., April 26, 1790; m. there 
May 18, 1812, Anna Sanborn, b. June 27, 1791; dau. of Jos. B. ; d. 1S13; m. 2d, Jan. 
28, 1814, Lois Wells, b. Feb. 18, 1795; d. July, 1881. He was a prominent and 
leading citizen of Loudon, where he was born and where he always resided. He 
d. 187s. Res. Loudo!), N. H. 

ABRAM, b. July 15, 1815. 

MARY ANN, b. June 24. 1S18; m. Young. She d. 1894. A 

son is J. Monroe Young, of Loudon Centre, N. H. 
STEPHEN W\, b. Feb. 19, 1820; m. March 19, 1&59, Mary E. Allen; 

res. L . 

TRUE. b. Oct. 2, 1821. 

WILLIA:\I T., b. Sept. 25, 1823; m. Mehitable Sherburne and Han- 
nah Buckham. 
NATHAN, b. May 15, 1825; m. Elizabeth Edmunds and Susan A. 

NANCY G., b. April 4, 1827; unni. ; res. L. Centre. 
SALLY S., b. Nov. 10, 1829. 
HANNAH E. H., b. June 14, 1831; ra. 18^4, Henry J. Osgood; res. 

L. C. 
JOHN, b. April 25, 1833. 

BENJAMIN, b. Oct. 30, 1836. Res. Meredith, N. H. 
xii. JOHN, b. Oct. 30, 1838. 

729. JOHN BATCHELDER (Jethro, Abraham. Jethro, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, 
Nathaniel, Stephen), born in Barnstead, N. H., Dec. i, 1777; m. in Danville, 
Vt., 1S05, Alice Kitteridge, b. Oct. 2, 1784; d. Cabot, A"t., May 10, 1S79. He was a 
carpenter and farmer. He d. July ^, 1845. Res. Danville, Vt. 

1585. i. GEO. W., b. Feb. 18, 1826; m. Kate E. Davis. 

1586. ii. LUTHER CLARK, b. Feb. 28, 1S07; m. Margaret C. Jenness. 

1587. iv. JOHN KITTREDGE, b. December, 1813; d. unm. in Denver, Colo. 

1588. v. WILLIAM LANGMAID, b. October, 1815; m. Louise Quimby. 

1589. vi. CHARLES SIAS. b. Oct. 5, 1820; m. Abigail S. Moon. 

1590. vii. DOROTHY MIGHALS, b. March, 1809; m. William W. Tice ; son 

Wallace ; dau. Mrs. Mary Glidden, res. Cabot, Vt. 

1591. viii. BETSEY HAVILAND, b. Jan. 19, 1812; m. June 7, 1838, Phi- 

lander Wright. He was b. Jan. 10, 1812; was a farmer and d. 
Oct. 3, 1874. She res. Troy, Vt. Ch. : Ora John, b. March 21, 
1839; d. May 6, 1846. Medora Augusta (Kendall), b. Nov. 5, 1840; 
P. O. Troy, Vt. Emeline Dorothy (Webster), b. Oct. 8, 1842; 
P. O. Barton, Vt. Betsey Jane, b. March 21, 1S44; d. September, 
i860. Oscar Pliny, b. Feb. 14, 1846; P. O. Westfield, Vt. Edgar 
Putnam, b. Nov. 21, 1847; P. O. Troy, Vt. Zachary Taylor, b. 
Dec. 29, 1849; P. O. Westfield. Vt. Alice Aurora (Miller), b. May 
21. 1851 ; d. March, 1894. Nellie Louise, b. June 22, 1853. William 
Olin, b. August 12, 1855. 
















1592. ix. SALLY KIDDER, b. July 4, 181c,; m. Oct. i, 1833, A. S. Clark, 

res. South Cabot, Vt. He was b. May 21, 1814; d. Aug. g, 1872; 
was a farmer. She res. So. C. Ch. : i. George B. Clark, b. 
April 9, 1S55; d. May 27, 1872. 2. Olin J. Clark, b. Nov. 3, i860; 
m. Hattie Crain, P. O. address, South Cabot, Vt. 

1593. X. EMILY HANNAH, b. Feb. 14, 1827; m. July 16, 1847, Willard K. 

Langmaid, b. Nov. 7, 1828. She d. April 30, 1876. He is a farmer. 
I. Lutie L. Langmaid, d. Feb. 17, 1873; b. Feb. 22, 1871. 2. Fred. 

A. Langmaid, d. April ig, 1881 ; b. Aug. 4, 1864. 3. Dr. George 

B. Langmaid, Providence, R. I. 4. Solomon W. Langmaid, Ne- 
braska. 5. Jackson A. Langmaid, Stockton, Cal. 6. Rosa N. 
Burnham, North Danville, Vt. 7. Lincoln S. Langmaid, North 
Danville, Vt. 8. Dixon A., b. April 12, 1S53; m. Oct. 12, 1880, 
Nettie E. Sivright, b. Jan. ir, 1857; is a farmer; res. s. p. No. 
Danville, Vt. 

730. MOSES BATCHELDER (Jethro, Abraham, Jethro, Nathaniel, Nathan- 
iel, Nathaniel, Stephen), born in Barnstead, N. H., January, 1787; m. in 
No. Danville, Vt , Deborah Haviland ; b. August, 1788; d. April 1, 1875, He was a 
farmer. He d. July 19, 1869; res. Danville, Vt. 

1594. i. NANCY, b. in 1809; m. Wells. She d. s. p. Feb. i, 1885. 

1595. ii. REBECCA, b. in 1812; m. Chickering. She d. March 29, 

1888; has one dau. res. No. Danville, Vt., Mrs. Geo. Paquin. 

1596. iii. HIRAM, b. Dec. 24, 1814. 

1597. iv. FRANKLIN C, b.. in 1820; m. He d. s. p. Feb. tg, 1896. 

1598. V. HARRIET H., b. ; m. Ingalls. She d. ; a son is .E. 

B. Ingalls, 15 Pearl st., St. Johnsbury, Vt. 

1599. vi. vSOLOMON, b. September, 1829; m. and d. s. p. May 21, 1852. 

1600. vii. MARY C, b. June 11, 1S34; m. Dec. 16, 1885,- — Bailey; res. 

Hardwick, Vt. 

1601. viii. MOSES M., b. July 24, 1816; m. Dorothy E. Randall. 

735. JACOB BACHELDER (Jacob, Abraham, Jethro, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, 
Nathaniel, Stephen), born in Pittstield, N. H., April 3, 1782; m. there Dorothy 
Garland; b. Nov. 16, 1786; she d. Franklin, N. H., ae. 87, June 26, 1870. He was 
a' farmer and carpenter by trade. He d. ae. 89, Dec. 18, 1863; res. Franklin, N. H. 

1602. i. CYRUS PAIGE, b. July 9, 1830; m. Olive J. Farnham and Lucinda 

A. Lorimer. 

1603. ii. ASAHEL R., b. Aug. 28, 1820; m. Rogers. He d. Dec. 4, 

1878; his son, Wesley R., res. Newtonville, Mass. 

1604. iii. CLARK G., b. July 5, 1810; m. ■ — — Rogers. He d. April 2, 

1883; his son, Wm., res. Cambridge, Mass. 

1605. iv. BRADFORD C, b. July 3, 1S12; m. Francis Ann Rogers and 

Sarah A. Weeks. 

1606. v. MARY A., b. Sept. 19, 1814; m. J. T. Revere; s. p. res. Plymouth, 

N. H 

1607. vi. HULDAH, b. June 16, 1816; d. Feb. 8, 1S27. 

1608. vii. LUCINDA, b. Oct. 13, 1818; m. Abraham Brown (2 boys and i 


1609. viii. DAVID S., b. Jan. 28, 1823; m. Mary Catherine Townsend; b. 

May 29, 1832; d. Dec. 25, 1875. He d. Nov. 19, 1863. He was a 
farmer; res. Franklin, N. H. Ch. : i. IMary Ella, b. Jan. 21, 
1850; m. August, 1871, James Adams. He is a carpenter; res. F. 
Ch. I. Katie May, b. April 22, 1872; d. July 30, 1879. 2. Ann 
Maria, b. Dec. 20, 1852; d. Jan. o, 1856. 3. Luther Townsend, 
b. July 5. 1856; d. Nov. 11, 1863. 

1610. ix. JA^fES H., b. March 27, 1825; d. May 24, 1849. 

1611. X. HANNAH G., b. March 18, 1827; d. s. p. September, 1896. 

736. SAMUEL GREELEY BACHELDER (Jacob, Abraham, Jethro, 
Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, vStephen), b. Sept. 11, 1790: m. there Lydia 
Perkins; b. Nov. 26, 1790; d. in Oldtown, Me., Aug. 12, 1S75. He was always a 
farmer. His grandson has an in,denture where he took an apprentice to learn "the 
Art trade or mystery of a Farmer, " dated Dec. 14, 1S21, probably. Samuel G. 
moved from New Hampshire to Maine, and I think first settled in Kenduskeag, then 



















to Bangor and finally to Pea Cove (Penobscot Co.), a part of Oldtown, on a farm, 
where he resided until his death. He d. April 8, 1873; res. Oldtown, Me. 

JOHN A., b. Sept. 27, 1S23; m. Laura C. Merrill. 



MARY J., b. ; m. C. E. Shattuck. Two ch. : i. Charles A. 

2. Celesta J. ; m. Harry Bell, both res. Calif. 




CHARLES P., res. Calif; unm. 

GEORGE A., res. Oldtown, Me. ; has a son Arthur, ae. 20. 

737. DR. CALVIN BATCHELDER (Jacob, Abraham, Jethro, Nathaniel, 
Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Stephen), b. Pittsfield, N. H., May 2, 1796; m. there May 
I, 1826, Lydia Pettingill, dau. of Benj. and Lydia (Sleeper), of Salisbury, N. H. ; b. 
Aug. 28, 1782; d. Nov. 22, 1842; m. 2d, at Lowell, Mass., June 9, 1844, Mrs. Dorothy 
Morrill (Pike) Steele, of Cornish, Me. ; d. Sept. 13, i860. Dr. Calvin Batchekler was 
born in Pittsfield, N. H. Studied medicine with Dr. Hoyt, of Northfield, and re- 
ceived his degree at Dartmouth Medical College in 1825. He had a very successful 
practice in Salisbury, N. H., as a physician, from 1827 to 1846. After practicing 
his profession for 18 months he went to Salisbury in 1827. Subsequently he prac- 
ticed in Lowell and Taunton, Mass. Res. Lowell and Taunton, Mass., and 
Menasha, Wis. 

1621. i. HENRIETTA ACKLAND, b. Sept. 28, 1827; m. March 20, 1852, 
Prof. Jonathan Tenney. He wasb. in Corinth, Vt., Sept. 14, 1S17; 
eldest son of Jonathan and Lydia Owen (Crane) Tenney. His 
father d. in 1865, aged 69 years. His mother is still living in West 
Concord, N. H., in her io2d year. Prof. Tenney graduated from 
Dartmouth College m 1843, in 1S46 received the degree of A. M., 
and in iSSo of Ph.D. from his Alma Mater. He was identified 
with schools in Pembroke and INIanchester, N. H., and in Law- 
rence and Pittsfield, Mass., as principal, in all of which he achieved 
great success. In 1854 he was the originator of the New Hamp- 
shire State Teachers' Association and its president for two years. 
In 1857 he became principal of the Elmwood Literary Institute, 
Boscowen, N. H., and successfully sustained it through the next 
nine years of financial depression and Civil War. In 1866 he 
opened a family and day school — Silv^er Lake Institute — -at New- 
ton Centre, five miles from Boston, but the health of his family 
requiring the change, he removed to New York in 1868; was 
superintendent of schools in Owego, and elected Deputy Supre- 
intendent of Public Instruction for the State of N. Y. in 1874. 
Later, he became the librarian of the Y. M. A. in Albany, and 
his last years were spent in literary work. His death occurred at 
Albany, Feb. 24, 1888. Dr. Tenney was a man of quiet and retir- 
ing disposition, ardently devoted to his family, true and constant 
in his friendship, intimate with few, but courteous to all. Patient 
in details, diligent and methodical in work, his efficiency was seen 
. when results were reached. In religious faith he was a Congre- 
gationalist and for over forty years a member of that church, and 
was licensed as a preacher by the Susquehanna Cong. Asso. He 
was a friend to all good causes and did all in his power to pro- 
mote them, whether social, moral, benevolent, literary, patriotic 
or religious. 

Res. Albany, N. Y. He d. Feb. 24, 188S; she d. Sept. 13, 1864. 
Ch. : I. Calvin Pettengill, b. Concord, N. H., Sept. 2, 1853; d, 
July 30, 1859. 2. Harriette Lydia, b. Boscowen, N. H., Dec. 7. 
1857; m. Albany, Dec. 7, 1882, Grove W. Goodson ; no ch. ; pres- 
ent address Deansboro, Oneida Co., N. Y. 3. Hermann Jona- 
than, b. March 29, i860, Boscowen, N. H. ; m. Alice Penlington, 
Nov. 7, 1888; Eibert Lawrence, b. Jan. 12, 1890; address 138 
Chambers St., New York City. 4. Ellen»Celina, b. Boscowen, N. 
H., June 30, 1864; d. Aug. 5, 1865. Mr. Tenney's second marriage 
was to Ellen J. Le Gro, Sept. 19, 1866, Somersworth, N. H. Ch. : 


*5. Edgar Herbert Le Gro, b. Dec. 20, 1870; d. Feb. ig, 1874. 6. 
Mary Laura Adelaide, b. Dec. 20, 1870; d. Dec. 20, 1870. 7. Ed- 
bert Le Gro, b. March 14, 1S75. 8. Lawrence Harlow, b. June 28, 

"Mrs. Tenney was a native of Somersworth, N. H. Early in life 
she manifested decided literary and musical tastes, in childhood 
preferring study to pla}-, and books to dolls. ^Mathematics, music 
and the languages were her especial delight, and to these she ap- 
plied herself with such assiduity that at fourteen, Greek, Latin, 
French, German, Spanish and Italian had been added to her En- 
glish course, and at that age she was also an organist in a church 
in her native village. 

"She was not only a graduate of the Rhode Island State Normal 
School, but later a teacher in the same institution, and was also 
the associate principal of Elmwood Literary Institute, Boscowen, 
N. H., and of Prof. Lincoln's Young Ladies' School, Providence, 
R. I. 

"In 1S66 she married Prof. Jonathan Tenney, Ph.D., and since 
1874 her home has been at Albany, N. Y., where she is surrounded 
by a wide circle of friends. She is a member of the executive 
committee of the Congregational Woman's Home Miss. Union of 
the State of New York, and president of the Hudson River Asso- 

"In addition to societies of general interest, she has been 
actively associated with the philanthropic, musical and literary in- 
terests of her own citj', occupying many positions of trust in con- 
nection with them. 

"At the State convention of the Woman's Christian Temperance 
Union, of New York, held in Bingham ton in 18S7, Mrs. Tenney 
was elected treasurer of the State organization, and at each suc- 
cessive convention has been re-elected. Her taste for mathematics 
serves her well in this important relation. As a treasurer, she is 
the peer of any — prompt, reliable, accurate. She looks after the 
minutest details, and to her watchfulness much of the financial 
prosperity of the State Union is due. 

"In iSSS a widow's sorrow came to Mrs. Tenney by the death 
of her noble husband. Two sons survived him — boj's of nine and 
twelv^e years, whose education and training since that time have 
devolved upon her. 

"Her organ voluntaries at the annual conventions evince a mas- 
ter's skill and delight all who listen. 

"The Granite Slate may well be proud of its gifted daughter, 
and the Empire State, especially the Woman's Christian Tem- 
perance Union, rejoices in her possession." 

740. LUTHER CLEVELAND BACHELDER (Jacob, Abraham, Jethro, 
Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Stephen), born near Concord, N. H., April 
7, 1804; m. Concord, N. H., Jane P. Whitemore; b. ^lay 27, 1S04; d. Aug. 17, 1S32. 
He was born in or near Concord, N. H., in 1S04; married Miss Polly Jane White- 
more, Concord, N. H. They had 3 children, Cleveland, Calvin B., and Carlton. 
In 1S31, with his small family, moved to the State of jNIaine, settled in Exeter }*Iills, 
a small village of about 1000 inhabitants. Here he engaged in the pottery business, 
manufacturing earthenware soon after the settlement. He retired from the pottery 
business in 1845, and two years later moved to Wisconsin and in 1850 located in 
Menasha, where he died. He d. Oct. 27, 1850; res. Menasha, Wis. 

1622. i. CLEVELAND, b. ; m. ; had a son; removed to Calif and d. 


1623. ii. CALVIN B. , b. ; res. Beaver City, Neb. For some time he 

resided in Wisconsin, and with his brother Carlton engaged in the 
earthenware business, where he remained until i860, when he 
went to Ohio, then to Erie, Pa., to Fulton, 111., and finally settled 

* [The above is very much abridged from a sketch of the deceased by Hon. Henry Barnard, 
formerly com"r of the National Bureau of Education, and published in tlie Am. Journal of Edu- 
cation.— E. L. Tenney.] 

















in Beaver City, Neb. In the latter place he was clerk of the courts 
for some years. 
1624. iii. CARLTON, b. June 22, 1829; m. Sarah L. Phelps. 

741. JOSEPH BACHELDOR (Jethro, Jethro, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Nathan- 
iel, Nathaniel, Stephen), b. Oct. 20, 1793, Strafford, Vt. ; m. ; she d. 

1819; m. 2d, there Feb. 16, 1820, Electa Barrett, b. Oct. 16, 1800; d. Feb. 22, 1868. 
Joseph Bacheldor had a common school education and taught district school ten or 
twelve seasons. JNIoved from Strafford, Vt., to State of New York about 55 years 
ago (1841), was a farmer and hotel keeper. He was a soldier in the war of 1812 and 
received a warrant for 160 acres of bounty land from the Government, and drew a 
pension the latter years of his life. He d. March 6, 1878; res. Strafford, Vt., and 
Low Hampton, N. Y. 

ALONZO, b. 1819; m. Eliza A. Ogden. 

CHESTER, b. April 16, 1822; m. Olive M. Chaffee. 

SIDNEY, b. Feb. 7, 1824: m. Rebecca M. Bowman. 

HIRAIM, b. Nov. 2, 1827: m. Lucy Ann Smith. 

CHARLOTTE E., b. Feb. 3, 1826: m. Jan. i, 1844, Warren Wil- 
son; she d. April, 1889. Ch. : i. Jesse, b. : res. Hampton, N. Y. 
2. Chester, b. ; res. Poultney, Vt. 

NATHAN, b. Nov. 4, 1829; m. Myra L. Bosworth. 

NORMAN W., b. Oct. 24, 1831 : m. Ellen M. Whipple. 

DON CARLOS, b. July 13, 1834; m. :\Iaria E. Morton and Emma 
R. Dolson. 

1633. viii. MARCELLA, b. May 10, 1S38; m. June 10, 1863, Frank Adams: 

res. Euclid, O. 

1634. ix. E. AlMELIA, b. Nov. 9, 1846; m. 1872; m. 2d, June, 1875, Austin 

Goir; res. Grand Rapids, Mich. 

1635. X. MARY, b. ; d. infancy. 

1636. xi. HENRY, b. : d. infancy. 

1637. xii. GEORGE, b. ; d. infancy. 

1638. xiii. EMMA, b. April, 1845; d. Jan. 12, 1852. 

742. JOHN BATCHELDER (Jethro, Jethro, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, 
Nathaniel, Stephen), b. Loudon, N. H., April 13, 1784; m. Mary Ann Godfrey. He 
was one of the most celebrated school teachers in Vermont, and taught for fifty 
terms in succession. He passed most of this time in Vershire, where he d. In 
1840 he res. Danville, Vt. ; res. Strafford and Vershire, Vt. 

1639. i. HARRIET, b. ; m. Gilbert, of Hartford, Vt. 

1640. ii. EMELINE. 

1641. iii. ELIZA. 

1642. iv. HANNAH, b. ; m. Aug. 26, 1849, James M. Bean, of New- 

bury, Vt. ; m. 2d, J. Peabody; res. 296 Manchester street, Man- 
chester, N. H. 

1643. v. MARY ANN. 

1644. vi. JOSEPH, b. ; m. Jennette Godfrey, of Vershire. 

1645. vii. JOHN. 

1646. viii. CHARLES. 

1647. ix. HIRAM, b. ■ — ; went to California. 

750. DEA. IRA BACHELDER (David, Jethro, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Na- 
thaniel, Nathaniel, Stephen), b. London, N. H., June 18, 1802; m. Nov. 11, 1824, 
Olive Osgood, b. i8o|, Loudon, N. H., d. Sept. 29, 1886. He was a farmer, owning 
and running successfully and profitably a large farm of 300 acres in Loudon, N. H. 
He was also a very skillful mechanic, and of an inventive turn of mind. In his 
younger days he worked in Lancaster, N. H., and also in Lynn, Mass., as a dyer in 
woolen mills. He was not only an expert in machinery, but 'also able to do all 
kinds of wood work, even to the complete building of a house. He was for many 
years deacon in Congregational church, and always greatly interested in music, 
playing the bass viol and being a singer of no mean ability. It is said that in the 
village choir he sang either tenor or bass, and both very acceptably, as occasion 
required. He d. June 18, 1882; res., Loudon, N. H. 

1648. i. SAMUEL F., b. Oct. 14, 1829; m. Martha B. Cogswell. 

1649. ii. HANNAH T., b. Feb. 18, 1825; m. June 25, 1848, Rev. Jairus Ord- 

way; res. Salem, Conn. He was b. July 7, 1816. Is a Congrega- 


tional clergyman. Ch. : i. Arabel, b. 1854; m. Chas. F. Joy, St. 
Louis, Mo., 1879; d. 1880. 2. Evelyn, b. 1858; m. Edwin H. 
Harris, Sept. 21, 1881 ; Mrs. E. H. Harris, Salem, Conn. 

1650. iii. ELLEN B. F., b. Feb. 18, 1837; m. July 27, 1859, Rev. Stephen 

S. Morrill; res. Washington, D. C. He was b. Dec. 24, 1831; d. 
May 2, 1878; res. Washington, D. C. Ch. : i. Park Morrill, June 
24, i860; m. Dec. 1884, Mary E. Walsh; res. Washington. Is con- 
nected with weather bureau. 2. Guy Morrill, March 9, 186S; d. 
Nov. 9, 1877. 3. Thena Morrill, b. Dec. 25, 1870; d. June 20, 1893. 

766. DEA. JOHN BACHELDOR (William, Jethro, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, 
Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Stephen), b. Loudon, N. H., July 25, 1786; m. in Canterbury, 
N. H., Dec. 30, 1S17, Lois Sawyer, who d. in 1823; m. 2d, May, 1825, Sarah Russell, 
b. Sept. 22, 1800; d. Jan., 1876. He spent his early life in Loudon and Canterbury, 
N. H. Later he spent a year or two with an uncle near Missisque Bay in Lower 
Canada, P. Q. He was a soldier in the War of 181 2. He worked one season for 
a man named Pike, in Newburyport, Mass. He walked to Newbury, Geauga Co., 
O., in the fall of 181 5, and soon afterward purchased the farm on which he ever 
after lived and where he d. In 1S17 he went back to N. H., and early in 1818 was 
married. He brought his bride to Ohio on a sled drawn by a horse and a yoke of 
oxen. He found good sleighing all the way. He crossed Lake Erie from Buffalo 
to Dunkirk on the ice. They lived in a log house surrounded by the primitive 
forest, from which he, by cutting and burning the trees, "clearing the land," devel- 
oped an excellent farm. His wife d. in 1S23 or 1824, and in 1825 he married Sarah 
Russell, a native of Middle field, Mass., who came to Ohio with her parents in 181 8. 
He was deacon of the Congregational church in Newbury from its organization 
until his death, July 2, 1858. He had two sons, John Marvin, now of Richmond, 
Va., and William Clinton, who d. in 1853, aged 20 years, and one daughter, Lois 
Sawyer. He d. July 2, 1858; res. Newbury, O. 

1651. i. JOHN MARVIN, b. Feb. 22, 1826; m. Elizabeth A. Griswold. 

1652. ii. LOIS SAWYER, b. Jan. 30, 1828; m. Oct., 1850, Levi A. Dickin- 

son, of Elyria, O. Shed, there July, 1865. Ch. : i. EdnaM., m. 
Russell ; res. Chardon, O. 

1653. iii. WM. CLINTON, b. May 12, 1833; '^- unm. 1853. 

767. WILLIAM BACHELDER (William, Jethro, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Na- 
thaniel, Nathaniel, Stephen), b. Loudon or Canterbury, N. H., May 28, 1791; m. in 
Weare, N. H., Oct., 1815, Mary Bailey, b. Aug. 12, 1790; d. New Boston, N. H., 
Nov. 4, 1884. He d. Bedford, N. H., Aug. 19, 1870; res. Sunapee Lake and Weare, 
N. H. 

1654. i. JOHN, b. March 7, 1S17; m. Adaline Wason. 
1655- ii- BETSEY, b. March 19; d., 1822. 

1656. hi. JACOB BAILEY, b. June i, 1S21; m. Mary S. Rowell. 

1657. iv. ELIZA ANN, b. Oct. 2, 1823; m. Dec. 19, 1844, Capt. Benjamin 

Dodge; res. New Boston, N. H. (Samuel, William, William, 
vSamuel, Samuel, Richard), b. Aug. g, 1819, at New Boston. He 
was a lumberman. Was captain of the ist company of artillery of 
the gth regt. of N. H. militia; has been justice of the peace, select- 
man, town treasurer, and representative to legislature of N. H. in 
1858 and 1859. Ch. b. in New Boston: i. Elbridge ]\Iason, b. 11 
May, 1846; d. 12 Jan., 1861. 2. Clarence Hervey, b. 22 Ap. , 1848; 
m. Jennie vS. Smith, of New Boston, 19 Nov., 1874. She was a 
dau. of Thomas Smith and b. in Nashua, N. H., 22 Dec, 1851. 
They have ch. : i. Annie Gertrude, b. 3 Oct., 1S75. 2. Benjamin 
Hervey, b. 17 July, 1877. 3. Blanche Ethel, b. 28 Ai:g., 1879. 
4. Carl Austin, b. 29 Jan. , 1884. Clarence H. is a merchant; has 
been town clerk eleven years and postmaster four years. 

1658. v. JAMES McKEAN, b. Nov. 24, 1826; m. and was with the Norwich, 

Conn., Axe Handle Co. ; traveled considerably in the South. 

1659. vi. WM. HARRISON, b. March 19, 1830; m. and d. San Francisco, 

Cal., Jan. 5, 1895. A son is Wm. H., in the university of California. 

1660. vii. GEO. EVANS, b. May 4, 1833; m. Irene A. Jenkins. 

1661. viii. WALTER INGALLS, b. March 19, 1837; m. Lucy Howard. 

1662. ix. CHAS. WALLACE, b. Jan. 29, 1841; m. Adelaide L. Fordham. 


76S. HAZEN KIMBALL BATCHELDER (William, Jethro, Nathaniel, Na- 
thainel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Stephen), b. Loudon, N. H., April 16, 1793; ni. 
Canterbury, June 2, 1817, Susan Austin; d. Franklin, N. K., i86r. He was a car- 
penter. He d. July 5, 1884; res. Franklin and Northfield, N. H. 

1663. i. LASURA, b. ; d. unm. ac. 79. 

1664. ii. SUSAN, born March 6, 1820; married May 2, i84[, Ira Blaisdell. 

She d. Feb. 3, 1866. He was b. Sept. 30, 1815; d. April 10, 1853. 
Was a carpenter. She m. 2d, Cyrus Glines. Ch. : i. Melinda 
W. Blaisdell; m. Nov. 26, 1867, Byron B. Tobie; res. Franklin 
Falls, N. H. 2. Julia F., Franklin Falls, N. H. 3. Albert J., 
Hyde Park, Mass. 4. Susan Batchelder Blaisdell Glines had two 
children by Glines, Ella G. Glines, now Howe, Franklin Falls, N. 
H., Ora J. Glines, now Simonds, Gilton, N. H. 

1665. iii. JULIA A. b.— ; m. Eben Philbrick. A child is Albee J. ; res. 

Franklin Falls, N. H. 

1666. iv. MELINDA, b. ; m. Andrew Allison. 

1667. V. INGALLS H., b. 1828, unm. 

1668. vi. JOHN A., b. Sept. 16, 1830; m. Elmina R. Worsley. 

1669. vii. ABIAH, b. ; m. John Piper. 

1670. viii. MELISSA, b. ; m. Elias Sargent. Ch. : i. Frank. 

771. COL. ZEPHANIAH BATCHELDER (Abraham, Jethro, Nathaniel, 
Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Stephen), b. Loudon, N. H., July 12, 1786; m. 
Mary Eastman; m. 2d, Mrs. Nancy Foote (Kimball) Hardy, wid. of Abbott Hardy 
and dau. of Jeremiah Kimball, of Warner, N. H. ; d. Sept.^13, 1853. He d. Aug. 22, 
1866; res. Loudon, N. H. 

1671. i. HARMON E. , b. June 30, 1815; m. Clara M. Sanborn. 

1672. ii. ABRAHAM E., b. Jan. 25, 1818; m. Rebecca Fifield. 

1673. iii. ARVILLA, b. Jan. 13, 1822; m. March 29, 1842, Lieut. Jesse D. 

Sanborn; res. Webster, N. H. ; b. Nov. 2, 1814. Had g ch. ; res. 
in Boscowen, N. H. 

1674. iv. MARY GRACE. 

1675. V. JANETTE E., b. ; m. April i, 1855, William S. Wheeler; res. 


1676. ■ vi. MARTHA, b. ; m . C. W. Hardy; res. Penacook, N. H. 

1677. vii. LAURA A., b.^ ; m. Jan. 4, 1857, Andrew Gilman Moore; res. 

Loudon, N. H. 

773. GARDNER BATCHELDER (Abraham, Jethro, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, 
Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Stephen), b. Loudon, N. H., May 29, 1792, Canterbury, N. H. ; 
m. Jan. 3, 1815, Clarissa Bradley; m. 2d, in Canterbury, N. H., Dec. 25, 1822, Nancy 
Young. He went to Rio Janeiro, South America; res. Loudon, N. H. 

1678. i. NATHANIEL S., b. ; m. Mary Grace. 

1679. "• EMERY B., b. ; m. Abby E. Gile, s. p. She d. in L. 

Sept. 14, 1885. 

1680. iii. JUDITH. 

1681. iv. HENRY T., b. ■; m. Lydia Rodgers. 

1682. V. WILLIAM. 

16S3. vi. ABRAHAM, b. ; m. Lucretia Whitney. 

1684. vii. ABBY. 

775. ASA BATCHELDER (Abraham, Jethro, Nathaniel, Ntathaniel, Nathan- 
iel, Nathaniel, Stephen), b. Loudon, N. H., Aug. 31, 1795; m. Rachel True. Res. 
Litchfield, Me. 

1685. i. LAURA MARIA, b. Dec. 12, 1828; m. Feb. 23, 1854, Julius E. Con- 

^ant; b. Sept. 19, 1829; res. Lowell, Mass. He was an auctioner 
''and appraiser. Ch. : i. Edward Batchelder, b. April i, 1856. 2. 
Frederick, b. Sept. 11, 1857; 3- Frank Hervey, b. April 6, 1859, 
gr. at Lowell High School in 1877. In 187S entered U. S. Naval 
Academy and gr. in 1882; made a trip around the world in U. S. 
S. "Pensacola." 4. Geo. W., b. Feb. 22, 1862. 5. Maud B., b. 
March 12, 1864; d. Dec. 19, 1884. 6. Augusta, b. Dec. 9, 1868. 

777. ENOCH WOOD BACHELDER (Abraham, Jethro, Nathaniel, Nathan- 
iel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Stephen), b. Loudon, N. H., July 6, 179S; m. there Nov. 


I, 1825, Dorothy Dummer Colman; b. Jan. 10, 1S04; d. Mays, 1875. Was a farmer. 
He d. Aug. 3, 1870, in Buffalo, N. Y. ; res. Holderness, N. H. 

1686. i. GEO. W., b. June 3, 1827; m. Margareth K. McVennon. 

1687. ii. JOSEPH COLEMAN, b. Dec. 28, 1828; m. Mary J. Brown and 

Mary E. Sturtevant; res. 221 Foster st., Lowell, Mass. 

1688. iii. JOHN, b. Oct. 20, 1830; m. Minerva Reed, Hattie Young and Hattie 


1689. iv. ABIGAIL FRANCES, b. Nov. 13, 1833; m. Lemuel H. James; 

she d. s. p. Nov. 2, 1882, Manchester, N. H. 
i6go. V. HENRY S. , b. March 31, 1837; m. Marinda R. Gardner. 

1691. vi. ELLEN RELIEF, b. May 3, 1839; m. Nov. 8, 1856, Joel Jenkins; 

res. Montclair, N. J., loi Mountain ave. Ch. : i. Frederick Elmer 
Jenkins, M. D., b. July 31, 1862; m. Jennie Douglas Vennon 
April 14, 1S87; no ch. up to date; present address Carbondale. 
Penn. 2. .Joel Perley Jenkins, b. July 18, 1867; d. May 10, 1868. 
3. Gertrude Eloise Dorothy Jenkins, b. April 14, 1877; P. O. ad- 
dress loi Mountain ave., Montclair. 

1692. vii. MARTHA ANN, b. Dsc. 31, 1840; m. January, 1858, Frederick 

Thomas Page; b. August, 1836; m. 2d, Nov. 6, 1880, John Tilton; 
b. Nov. 27, 1835; d. Jan. 5, 1887; res. 5. p. loi Mountain ave. 
Montclair, N. J. 

778. JOSEPH BACH ELDER (Abraham, Jethro, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Na- 
thaniel, Nathaniel, Stephen), b. Feb. 10, 1800, Loudon, N. H. ; m. there Jan. 5, 1825, 
Hannah Hill; b. May 8, 1806; d. Feb. 28, 1891. He was a farmer. He d. March 
2g, 1877; res. Loudon, N. H. 

1693. i. JOHN QUINCY ADAMS, b. March 10, 1826; m. Eliza J. E. San- 


1694. ii. OTIS HILL, b. Jan. 6, 1828; d. Nov. 17, 1S59. 

1695. iii. CLARISSA, b. Jan. 6, 1830; m. Cyrus Bacheller. 

1696. iv. JOSEPH PORTER, b. Oct. 21, 1835; m. Eliza A. Whitney and 

Abbie J. Demeritt. 

1697. V. ELMIRA AMANDA, b. June 4, 1839; m. Feb. 2, 1861, A, B. San- 

born ; I ch. 

1698. vi. ROSETTA, b. April 17, 1845; d. Sept. 20, i860. 

784. TRUE BATCHELDER (Nathaniel, Jethro, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Na- 
thaniel, Nathaniel, Stephen), b. Loudon, N. H., July 20, 1794; m. there March 16, 
1813, Betsey True. He d. Dec. 14, 1S45; res. Loudon, N. H. 

1699. i. ABIGAIL, b. Dec. 17, 1819; m. June 10, 1840, Anson W. Brown, 
• son of Levi and Polly (Morse) Brown and gr. son Phillip, Jr. ; b. 

Loudon, March 25, 1812; d. in Leominster, Mass., Sept. 11, 1874, 
was a carpenter and builder. She d. July 14, 1874; was his second 
wife. Ch. : i. Ella F., b. Oct. 15, 1845; m. Charles L. Bailey and 
Henry Blaisdell, and d. in 1879. 2. Arthur, b. June 20, 1855: d. 
Sept. 21, 1857. 3. Annie, b. Feb. 9, 1854,- d. March 14, 1873: m. 
Ambrose E. Brown. 4. Henry R., b. March 11, 1841; m. Feb. 
20, 1868, Susan E. Foster; b. Jan. 23, 1842; res. Leominster, Mass. 
Ch. : a. Karl L., b. Feb. 7, 1870, Leominster, Mass. b. Louis H., 
b. Jan. 24, 1871, Worcester, Mass. c. Arthur, b. May 8, 1872; d. 
Aug. 16, 1872. d. Anson W., b. Oct. g, 1874, Hanover, N. H; all 
unm. He attended the public schools in his native town, Loudon, 
N. H., until the age of 14, then got a few terms in an academy. 
When not in school he worked with his father at his trade, that of 
carpenter, and occasionally in the winter months taught a district 
school. In 1862, in September, he enlisted in the 15th N. H. V., 
a nine months' regiment. They were sent to Louisiana and took 
part in the siege and capture of Port Hudson. At the expiration 
of term of service they were sent to N. H. and discharged. Aug. 
13, 1863, he commenced the study of medicine that fall and grad- 
uated at New York, March, 1867. At once went into practice in 
Waterbury, Conn. In July, 1864, he went to Leominster, Mass., 
where, with the exception of about three years that he was in New 
Hampshire, he has resided there, and built up an elegant prac- 
tice. He IS highly esteemed and respected by the entire com- 


1700. ii. ANNA, b. April 18. 1822; m. June i, 1840, John Brown. Ch. : i. 

Alvah L., b. March 9, 1842. 2. John W., b. April 19. i860. 

1701. iii. HANNAH, b. June 24, 1826; m. Oct. 12, 1854, John Wiggin. Ch. : 

I. David T., b. Aug. 18. 1855. 2. Herbert B., b. Sept. 25, 1857. 
3. Perley, b. Dec. 5, 1859. 4- James B.. b. March 8, i860. 5. 
Eliza, b. Jan. 5, 1862. 6. John W., b. April 25, 1864. 7. Willie 
W., b. Sept. 23, 1867. 

785. SIAS BACHELDER (Daniel, Jethro, Jethro, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Na- 
thaniel, Stephen), b. Loudon, N. H., July 21, 1796; m. there Harriet Hvde, of 
Highgatc, Vt. ; b. Sept. 14, 1800; d. April 25, 1875. He was a farmer. Hed. Sept. 
20, 1877; res. Rotigemont, P. Q. 

1702. i. PHEBE, b. ; d. unm. 

1703. ii. ANNE, b. May 30. 1826; m. Oct. 25, 1848, Richard Standish; she d. 

July 13, i8g6. Ch. : i. Matihew, b. March 29, 1S51; m. Nov. 4, 
1879, Mary Leggate; res. R"ugemont Station, P. Q. ; she was b. 
May 18, 1S52. He is a farmer. Ch. : i. Bruce Edwin Arthur, b. 
Dec. 5, 1880. 2. Richard James Clarence, b. July 12, 1882. 3. 
Ethel Maude Marion, b. Feb. 23, 1884. 4. Matthew Stanley Leg- 
gate, May 30, 1S85. 5. William Leaon Mortimer, Oct. 11, iS£6. 6. 
Buleah Cloah Estala, March 21, 1888; all living but the youngest, 
which d. 1891, Dec. 18. 2. Mary Alas Standish, April i, 1870. 3. 
Harriet Standish, b. Sept. 5, 1849. 4. John E. Standish, b. Jan. 3, 
1853. 5. Rebecca Standish, b. Sept. 21, 1855; d. April 26, 1873. 6. 
Anne Standish, July 20, i860. 7. Pheboe Standish, June 11, 1862. 
8. Robert Sias Standish, Nov. 23, 1S66. 

1704. iii. MARY, b. ; m. Robert Standish. Ch. : i. Sias, b. ; 

res. Rougemont, P. Q. 
X705. iv. DANIEL, b. ; m. and d. 1868; a Son, Omi ; res. Lowell, Mass. 

1706. V. NATHANIEL, b. Dec. 23, 1837; m. Adeline A. Bachelor. 

1707. vi. HARRIET, b. May 4, 1839; "i- May 10, 1877, Samuel Proctor; res. 

Lvndonville, Vt. He was b. Jan. 2, 1826, s. p. 

1708. vii. LUTHER HYDE, b. ; m. Hellen Bachelor; res. Rougemont 

Station, P. Q. She d. 1878, and left one child, Mabel Alberta; 
res. R. 

■"'786. JONATHAN BATCHELDER (Daniel, Jethro, Jethro, Nathaniel, Na- 
thaniel, Nathaniel, Stephen), b. Loudon, N. H., Oct. 9, 1776; m. there 1801, Betsey 
Pinkham; b. Mav 22, 1784; moved to Canada and settled on No. 10 ninth range 
in 1800. He d. Feb. 22, 1S42; res. Stanstead, P. Q. 

1709. i. JUDITH, b. Dec. 30, 1801; m. Robert Kelsey. 

1710. ii. DANIEL, b. May 29, 1804; m. Sally Chadwick. 

1711. iii. D.WID, b. June 12, 1806; m. Amanda Keilum. 

1712. iv. ABIGAIL, b. April 11, 1800, and d. 1810. 

1713. V. ELECTA, b. April 8, 1810; m. Israel Hoitt. 

1714. vi. SAMUEL P., b. May 23, 1812; m. Mary Ann Hunt. 

171 5. vii. ALVATA, b. March 27, 1816; m. Stephen Smith. 

1716. viii. JAMES W., b. Feb. 18, 1S14; ra. Mary Ann Ingalls. 

1717. ix. MARTHA, b. Jan. 28, 1818; m. H'>]lis Phipps. 

1718. X. LASURA, b. Sept. 28, 1819; m. David Houghton. 

1719. xi. ELIZA JANE, b. Nov. 2, 1821; m. Joshua Little. 

1720. xii. SOPHRONIA, b. March 22, 1822; m. David Hill. 

1721. xiii. EMILY, b. Feb. 10, 1824; m. Jonas Kent. 

792. JETHRO BACHELDER (Daniel, Jethro, Jethro, Nathaniel, Nathan- 
iel, Nathaniel. Stephen), born Danville, Vt., Dec. 20, 1784; m. in Stanstead, 
1807, Betsey Moore; b. May 14, 1813: m. 2d, October, 1813, Esther Smith; b. Nov. 
19, 1790; d. June 23, 1844; m. 3d, Oct. 17, 1845, Charlotte (Batchelder) Sanborn, of 
Loudon, N. H; d. Aug. i, 1849; ^- 4^^> Jan. 19, 1S53. Mary (Sloane) Norton. Jethro 
Bachelder was born in Danville, Vt., Dec. 20, 1784, and came to Stanstead, Canada, 
with his father's family in 1800 and settled on No. 9, 12th range of the township. 
He was the seventh of a family of twelve children born of Daniel Bachelder, of 
Loudon, N. H., and Judith Jenkins, his wife, of Hopkinton. N. H. 

In 1S07, Jan. ir, he married Betsey Moore, of Hatley, and settled about one 
mile north of Hatley village, where three children were born to them, viz., Jane, 



who married Wm. Henry; Narcissa, who married Joseph Henry, and Sias, who 
died unmarried at 29 years of age. 

In 1813, May 14. this wife died, leaving an infant nine days old, and two other 
young children deprived of a mother's care. In October of the same year he mar- 
ried Esther Smith, who had been a kind nurse during the mother's last illness and 
proved a kind fostermother to the young children. 

About this time he removed to lot No. 2, first range of the same town, where 
four children were born, viz., Smith E., b. 1815; Hannah, b. 1817; Betsey, b. 1821, 
and Milton J., b. 1824. 

After the death of this wife in 1844, he married Charlotte Bachelder (Mrs. San- 
born) Oct. 17, 1845. She died Aug. i. 1848. Jan. 19, 1853, he married Mary Sloane 
(Mrs. Norton), who died April 29, 1880. The last wives bore no children to him. 

Jethro Bachelder was a successful farmer, who took an active interest in 
municipal, political, educational and religious affairs. He was an ardent Tory in 
politics, always strivmg to protect and promote the best interests of his country. He 
was instrumental in building and maintaining Halley Academy and high school, 
which has turned out some of the best men in the country. Of this institution he 
was one of the trustees until he resigned on account of the infirmities of old age. 

The family were members of the Episcopal church, which service was held in 
what is now called the "old church," one and one-half miles north of the village, 
until 1826, when the present church of St. James w;hs bnilt at Hatley village He 
aided materially in the erection of this church and was one of its wardens for many 
years. In 1846 he transl erred the homestead to his son, Milton J., with whom he 
spent his declining years resting from his labors. He died August i, 1866, in the 
82d year of his age Res. Stanstead. P. Q. 

T'ANE, b. Feb. 25, 1809; m. Wm. Henry. 

NARCISS.\, b. Oct. 10. i8to; m. Joseph Henry. 

SIAS. b. May 5, 1813; d. Feb. 26, 1842. 

SMITH E., b. Feb. 19, 1815; m. Sally Dresser and Lydia Dresser. 

HANNAH, b. July 9, 1817; m. Dec. 19, 1838. James Walker; m. 2d, 
Henj. Heath. 

MILTON J., b. Sept. 8. 1824; m. Hannah L. Rogers. 

BETSEY, b. Oct. 9, 1821; m. March 26, 1845, David W. Moulton. 

794. SAMUEL LOCKE BACHELDER (Daniel, Jethro, Jethro, Nathaniel, 

Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Stenhen), b. near Danville, Vermont, 1786; m. 

; m. 2d, in Vermont, Nancy Stearns; b. 1794; d. 1861. He learned the tan- 
ning and currying trade and moved to Stansteai, L. C, from there to a place three 
miles from Waterloo and nine miles from Granby village and bnlt a large hotel, 
which he k^-pt for a number of years. In 1839 he sold out and went to Hmiston, 
Tex., remained there less than a year, then moved to Dayton, O., from thereto 
Bloominyburg. Fayette County, O., where he carried on the tanning business for 
three years. Then moved to Lexingtcm, Carrol County. Ind., where he engaged in 
merchandising about two years, then moved to Green Castle, Ind., and engaged in 
the grocery bu-ine-^s a few years, then sold out and spent the remainder of his years 
in farming. He d. September, 1868; res. Stanstead, Canada, and Indiana. 

1729. i. HORATIO, b. ; m. Mary Jane Lane in New Orleans and 

went to Houston, Tex., where he was a merchant. At the time 
of the California gold craze in 1849, in company with a number of 
others, he started overland for the gold fields, and not one of the 
party was ever heard from again. It was always suppose^ they 
were murdered by the Indians. Horatio has one son living, Lucien 
G., at Mc(iregor, Tex., a merchant. 

1730. ii. MARY JANE, b. ; m. Luther Longley, of La Prairie, Canada. 

He d. and she went to Houston, Tex., aid was married to a Scotch- 
man named Muter Miller, a cotton broker. He d. in New York City, 
and she then moved to Greencastle, Ind., and d. there s. p. in 1877. 

173T. iii. MELINDA, b. ■; m. Elam Stockbridge at Houst(m, Tex.; 

both are deceased and left three sons. Judge, Luther and Frank, 
who reside in Houston. 

CYNTHIA, h. ; d. unm. 

JUDGE SAMUEL, b. April 12, 1831; m. Mary L. Benton. 

JUSTICE, b. April 12, 1831; d. unm. 

THE OTHER children were George, Lucien, Charles, Eliva and 
Harriet. They d. unm. 































795. NATHANIEL BATCHELDER (Daniel. Jethro. Jethro, Nathaniel, Na- 
thaniel, Nathaniel, Stephen), b. Danville, Vt., Feb. 12, 1792; ni. th re March 12, 
1815, Mar5^ Wadleigh, b. Sutton, N. H., Dec. 20, (798; d. Feb. 27, 1873. He was a 
farmer. He d. Aug. 24, 1865. Res. Stanstead, P. Q. 

1736. i. SALLY, b. Feb. 28, 1816; m. Charles S. Knight, b. Sept. 23, 1813; 
m. 2d. Isaac Libbee. 
LAURA, b. May 30, 1817; m. Daniel Colby. 
MARY. b. Aug. 17, 1822. 

GEORGE, b. June 11. 1825; m. Ellen A. Bayley. 
ALICE, b. Nov. 27, 1839; ™- Moses Hastings. 

7q6. COL. DANIEL BACHELDER (Daniel, Jethro, Jethro, Nathaniel, 
Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Stephen), b. Loudon. N. H, Feb. iS, 1798; m. there 
March 31, 1832. Electa Kellam, b. April 28, 1808; d. 1845. He had Hale schooling 
help and carried on his father's farm at 13. At 18 an older brother, a tanner by 
trade, took the farm, and Daniel, being dissatisfied, left home with a brother older; 
started on foot for Montreal, but did not reach there, but started a small tannery 
and tavern at an English and American settlement called Rongemont. Four years 
after, finding that business unprofitable, bought two farms ji^miug in 1822 (which 
their two youngest sons own at i>resent time). These farms, mostly covered with 
timber, meant plenty of work for tho-;e hardy pioneers. Bat they were equal to 
the task, ready for any emergency. First in loyalty to the crown in 1S37, taking 
an active part in putting down the rebellion in the tight in St. Charles, etc. First 
in military duty, assisting and helping to maintain the militia, bearing the honor- 
able title of lieutenant-colonel at his death. He always took a leading part in 
establishing a church, bearing a large share of the expense. Assisted in starting 
schools; initiated the carrying of the mails between Sherbrooke and Montreal; was 
first postmaster in Rougemoni; a justice peace; progressive fanner. He lived. 
a charitable, upright, honorable man. He died a much regretted friend. He d. 
May 2. 1882. Res. Rougemont, Canada. 

DANIEL, b. Aug. 24, 1833; d. s. p. 

SIAS, b. Jan. 8. 1835. 

JETHRO, b. July 27, 1840; m. Sarah Jane Consus. 

MARIETTA, b. Dec. 24, 1836; m. G. Gilmore Cate; res. St. Paul, 
P. Q. 

797. ABEL BATCHELDER (Abel, Jethro, Jethro, Nathaniel, Nathaniel. Na- 
thaniel, Stephen), b. June 7, 1793, Sanbornton, N. H ; m. there Jan. 20, 1810, Annie 
Austin. He d. Feb. 27. 1866. Res. Alexandria, N. H. 

1745. i. CATHERINE, b. Nov. 17, 1816. 

1746. ii. SUSAN, b. March 27, 1819. 

1747. iii. JOHN, b. Oct. 13, 1822. 

798. HEZEKIAH DREW BATCHELDER (Abel, Jethro, Jethro, Nathan- 
iel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Stephe"), b. Sept, 7, 1796; m. there Feb 16, 1820, Nancy 
Willey, of Northfield, b. Nov. 15, 1797. He d. March 19, 1S72. Res. Northlield, 
Franklin and Sanbornton, N. H. 

ABIGAIL, b. Oct. 6, 1821; m. Ebenezer S. Philbrook. 

JOSEPH, b. April 12, 1823; d. 1S36. 

LOUISA, b. April 6, 1826; m. David Bean Hancock, b. 1811; d. 

Dec. 22, 1857. Shed, in Franklm Sept. 24, 1S54. Ch. : i. Clara 

C. b. July 26, 1847; m. Benjamin J. Calley. 

1751. iv. KNISLEY HALL, b. Oct. 9, 1829; m. Sept. 20. 1852, Elizabeth 
A. Osgood, dau. of Josiah. He is a farmer. Res. S. Ch. : i. 
Infant, d. Oct. 12, 1853. 2. Nellie R., b. June 29, 1858, a well 
known teacher. 

1752. V. HIRAM HAZEN, b. June 16, 1831; m. Anna Nickerson. 

1753. vi- NANCY, b. June 30, 1833; m. Jan. 6, 1850. Simeon R. Bailey, of 
Franklin, b. Jan. 2, 1833; d. April 2, 1863. Shed. Oct. 21, 1862. 
Ch. : I. Emma J., b. Aug. 24, 1851; m. Jan. r, 1869. Charles M. 
Abbott, res. Redwood City, San Mateo Co.. Calif. 2. Eliza A., 
b. Sept. 26. 1853, res. Calistoga. Napa Co.. Calif. 3. Silas, b. 
April 28, 1859; name changed to John S. Rollins; res. Merrimack, 

Mass. 4. Mary A., b. June 12, 1862; m. Clisby, res. Ded- 

ham, Mass. 














1754. vii. JOSEPH BURLEIGH, b. April 22. 1837; m. June 7, 1857, Martha 

Ann Sanborn, of Laconia, dau. of B. M. Sanborn; d. May 2, 1878, 
s. p. He learned the printer's trade and became foreman of the 
Democrat printing office in Laconia, attended the law school 
(Dean) connected with Harvard College, but, returning to New 
Hampshire, was atterward printer, proprietor, and editor of the 
Laconia Democrat for six years, being known as the youngest 
editor in the state. Later he was proprietor of an extensive job 
printing establishment m Boston. He possessed untiring business 
energy, was a respected member of the Masonic and Odd Fellows. 
He died of consumption. 

799. MOSES BATCHELDER (Abel, Jethro, Jethro. Nathaniel. Nathaniel, 
Nathaniel, Stephen), b. Dec, 26, 1798; married March 30, 1824, Mary Davis; m. 2d, 
Jan. 6, 1867, Sally Davis. Res. Sanbornton, N. H. 

1755. i. RICHARD N. S., b. Sept. 2, 1833; m June i, 1856, Mary Brown, 

b. May i, 1835. Res. S. Cn. : Mary, b. Oct. 28, 1857. 

1756. ii. IRENA, b. Oct. 30, 1844. 

8c6. DR. NATHAN BATCHELDER (Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Nathan, Na- 
thaniel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Stephen) born East Kingston, N. H., Nov. 28, iSf^o; 
m. at Union, Me., Jane Gordon, b. July i, 1804; d. Nov. 12, 1858. He was brought 
up on a farm until he was nineteen years of age, when he started out on his own 
account. He went into the wilderness and built a saw mill and followed lumbering 
until his health gave out. Later he studied medicine and practiced his profession 
until his death. 

Organization. — Nathan Bachelder and forty-one others petitioned the Governor 
and council that the light infantry, commanded by Capt. Samuel Store, might be dis- 
banded and that they might be formed into a rifle company. The measure was 
approved by the officers commanding the regiment, brigade, division, and by 
Capt. Stone, most of whose men were among the petitioners. It was alleged that 
the light infantry was small in number and not fully officered and not easily re- 
cruited. The committee of the council reported favorably June 12, J 819, and the 
report was accepted by the Governor on the same day. June 14 the adjutant- 
general issued his orders accordingly. They passed down from the major-general 
June 21 ; from the brigadier-general July 6, and from Col. Isaac G. Reed Aug. 9. 
The meeting for election of officers and organization was held Aug. 23. The 
company was recruited by voluntary enlistment within the regiment. 

Dress. — The dress consisted of short blue round jackets single-breasted, trimmed 
with yellow ferret and ball buttons; of pantaloons with a row of buttons down 
each leg on the outside seam, with three rows at the bottom, six buttons high; 
and of thin half boots and of white neck handkerchiefs and white vests. The 
leather caps had a yellow strap painted round them and a strip of bear skin, about 
three inches wide, running from the brow over the head to the back of the neck. 

The rifles, about forty in number, were purchased in 1820 for fifteen dollars 
each, with merchantable boards at nine dollars per thousand. Upon each of them 
were stamped the words "Union Rifle Company." 

Officers. — John Bachelder, captain, Aug. 23, 1819, lieutenant-colonel, March 
3, 1823; discharged Aug. 27, 182?.. Lewis Bachelder, lieutenant, Aug. 23, 1819; 
captain. May 24, 1823; removed. Nathan Bachelder, captain, Sept. 24, 1825; dis- 
charged and company disbanded, July 2, 1831. Cyrus Gale Bachelder, ensign, 
Aug. 19, 1S30; discharged and company disbanded, July 2, 1831. — History Union, 
Me. Hed. Nov. 12, 1874. Res. Union, Me. 

1757. i. LEWIS MARCELLUS, b. Dec. 8, 1830; d. Tulv ig, 1830. 

1758. ii. SYLVANUS C, b. Nov. 27, 1825: d. June ■zs, 1831. 

1759- iii- MARTHA HESTER, b. Ftb. 22, 1824: m. June 5, 1850, Wm. H. 
Harriman. She d. Oldtown, Me., Sept. 18, 1866. He was b. 
Frederickton, N. B., June 2, 1816; d. July 4, 1884, in Oldtown, 
Me. C. : I. Wm. H., b. Sept. ig, 1851; d. May 11, 1852. 2. 
Lillie Bell. b. Dec. 27, 1853; m. 'P^^- 18. 1873, Arthur M. Win- 
gate, b. May 13, 1852. Ch. : George William Wingate, b. Nov. 
23. 1873. Union, Me. Clara Adelaide Wingate, b. Dec. i, 1874, 
Union, Me. Helen Maria Wingate, b. July 5, 1876; d. at Union 
Aug. 17, 1876. Harriett Harriman Wingate, b. Oct. ig, 1877, 
Union, Me. 








NATHAN A., b. March 21, 1827; d. Placerville, Calif., Jan. 28, 1853. 

LLEWELLYN F., b. Dec. 25, 1828; ni. Sarah W. Gay. 

AMANDA E., b. Aug. 8, 1832; m. Oct. 7, 1859, William Bessey, 
res. Union, Me. He was b. Feb. 20, 1828. Ch. : i. Harrie Au- 
gustus, March 10, 1852. 2. Charles Ernest, Oct. 24, 1857. 3. 
Alfred Winck, July 19, i86o. 4. William Adelbert, Nov. 30, 1865. 
5. Edith Louise, July 19, 1876. 

1763. vii. LUCIUS FERDINAND, b. Nov. 26, 1836; m. ; is a physician. 

Res. Rockland, Me. 

1764. viii. ADELAIDE CLARA, b. Aug. 12, 1829; unm.. Res. Brookline, 

care Jacob P. Bates. 

1765. ix. ELECTA E., b. June 5, 1840; m. Jan. i, 1862, A. P. Robbins. 

Res. U. He was b. Nov. 14, 1837; is a carriage manufacturer. 
Ch. : I. Myrtle Electa, May 14, 1868; m. June 5, 1888, to M. P. 
Judkins, M.D., Rockland, Me. 2. Adelle Laetitia. Sept. 18, 1871; 
m. Sept. 1;, 1893, to Chas. J. Morton, Esq., 895 E. Fourth st., So. 
Boston, Mass. 

1766. X. GEO. W., b. Dec. 28, 1847; res. Union. 

1767. xi. AUSTIN E., b. Sept. 4, 1834; m. Louise Jones. 

809. CAPT. LEWIS BACHELDER (Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Nathan, Na- 
thaniel, Nathaniel. Nathaniel, Stephen), born East Kingston, N. H., Jan. 24, 1795; 
m. Union. Me., Dec. 9, i8ig, Hannah Morse, b. April 24, 1796; d. June 22, 1884. 
He. d. Feb. 6, 1876. Res. Union, Me. 

1768. i. NATHANIEL Q , b. Aug. 11, 1828; m in Boston, July 6, 1851, 

x\nianda E. Hawks, b. Oct. 24, 1823; d. Oct. 27, 1869; m. 2d, Dec. 
3, 1877, Rebecca Turner, b. March 26, 1831. He is a salesman. 
Res. s. p. Ouincv, Mass. 

1769. ii. HELEN LAJRETTA, b. ; m. Oct. 3, 1S45, Frederic Dag- 

gett, b. Aug. 13, 1819. Res. Union. Ch. : i. Frederic La 
Forrest, b. June 12, 1847; d. April 5, 1849. 2. Son, b. November, 

1770. iii. AUGUSTA DIANNA, b. June 29, 1820; m. Sept. 3, 1838, Noah 

Shattuck, b. April 3, 18 13, son of Capt. Noah and Sarah (Rice). 

817. HON. AMOS BACHELDER, M. D. (Amos M., Nathaniel, Nathan, Na- 
thaniel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Stephen), born May 27, 181 1, East Kingston, N. H. ; 
m. Nov. 23, 1837, Rebecca H. Atwood, dau. of William, of Pelham, b. Sept, 20, i8r6. 
He began the practice of medicine in Pelham in June, 1837; was superintendent of 
the piblic schools one year; on the board of selectmen for three years in succession; 
town clerk by appointment in 1866 and elected to the office in 1868 and 1869; 
represented the town in the legislature in 1859 ^"d '60. He d. Aug. 27,1892. Res. 
Pelham, N. H. 

i77r. i. FREDERIC WILLIAM, b. Oct. 25, 1838; m. Annie M. Varney. 

1772. ii. HARRIET ELIZABETH, b. April 12, 1840; m. Aug. 3, 1865, 

William Nelson, b. Ebeltoft, Denmark, Feb. 27, 1837. Res. 5 
Shattuck St., Nashua, N. H. He was acting ensign in the U. S. 
Navy during the late war. Ch. : i. Emily S., b. July i, 1867. 
2. Frederic T., b. Jnne 20, 1865. Res. Nashua, N. H. 

1773. iii. REBECCA STRONG, b. March 6, 1843; d. Oct.' 6, 1856. 

1774. iv. MARY WOODBRIDGE. b. Feb. 22. 1845; m. May 24. 1865, Henry 

George Seaman, b. Sharpsborg, Norway, Nov. i, 1838. He res. 
Manchester, N. H. Was acting ensign in the U. S. Navy during 
the war of the rebellion. Was on board the San Jacinto //hen 
Mason and Slidell were taken prisoners. Ch. : Lillian R. , b. 
Oct. 10, 1866. 2. Carl Oscar, b. July 16, 1869. The mothei d. 
Dec. 24, 1803. 

1775. V. ADOLPH STANLEY, b. Feb. 2, 1848; m. Ellen Burnham. Res. 

iQ Maple St., Waltham, Mass. 

1776. vi. SERENA STEVENS, b. Jan. 3, 1850; m. June 18, 1873. Frank 

Sticknev. Res. Pelham. He is a carpenter; was b. March 7, 
1849. Ch. : I. Alice G., May 12. 1S74, Pelham, N. H. 2. Clar- 
ence A., Jan. 2, 1877, Bristol, N. H., box 82. 3. Carrie M.. Nov. 
27, 1879, Pelham, N. H. 4. Milan C, Feb. 25, 18S2, Pelham, 
N. H. 5. Jennie R., Nov. 6, 1884, Pelham, N. H. 6. Charles 
















B., Nov. 29, 1888, Pelham, N. H. 7. Lizzie May, May 12, 1886; d. 
Aug. 12, 1S86. 8. Serena A., March 5, 1893. 

1777. vii. JOSEPH WARREN, b. Jan. 10, 1852; unm. ; is a carpenter; res. 

521 Maple St., Manchester, N. H. 

1778. viii. BENJAMIN D WIGHT, b. Sept. 6, 1855; d. May 12, 1894. 

1779. ix. JOHN STOCKER, b. Aug. 25, 1858; res. Goffslown, N. H. 

17S0. x. ALBERT EDWARD, b. March i, 1861; m. Ella Livingston. Res. 
Bowdoin St., Worcester, Mass. 

821. WILLIAM STOCKER BATCHELDER (Amos M., Nathaniel, Nathan, 
Nathaniel, Naihaniel, Nathaniel, Stephen), born. East Kingston, N. H., May 21, 
1806; m. Mary Ann Nelson. He d. May 7, 1886; res. East Kingston, N. H. 

1781. i. CHARLES EDWIN, b. 1S35; m. Sarah P. Shaw. 

1782. ii. CYNTHIA EVELYN, b. July 21, 1837; m. Thomas Blake, of 

Kingston; several ch. 
17S3. iii. OCT AVI A SERENA, b. ; m. Perley Dearborn, of Haverhill, 

Ma'^s. She d. s. p. 1893. 

MARY ANNA, b. ; m. Wm. Chase, of Haverhill; had i son. 

SARAH EMMA, b. ; m. and d. in Ohio. 

AMOS MARSHALL; res. Haverhill, Mass. 

HARRIET JOSEPHINE, b. ; d. unm. in Haverhill in 1891, 

buried in E. Kingston. 

viii. CARRIE STOCKER, b. ; unm. 

WILLIAM, b. ; m. and res. Haverhill, Mass. 

TWO OTHER CH., d. young. 

823. NATHANIEL BATCHELDER (Amos M., Nathaniel, Nathan, Nathan > 
iel, Nathaniel. Nathaniel, Stephen), born East Kingston, N. H., Sept. 2, 1813; m. 
July 13, 1847, Abby A. Marsh, b. July, 1825; d. March 22, 1896. He d. June 23, 
1885; res. East Kingston, N. H. 

1 79 1. i. ETTA E., b. Nov. 3, 1865; m. Fred Sawyer; res. Concord, N. H., 

s. p. 

1792. ii. CLARA FRANCES, b. July 30, 1848; m. Sept. 16, 1869, Hiram L. 

Rf)well ; res. East Kingston, N. H. 

1793. iii. ABBIE LUCRETIA, b. ; m. Walter Gould, of Newton, s. p. 

827. COL. CYRUS TUCKER BATCHELDER (Andrew, Nathan, Nathan, 
Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Stephen), born, Loudon, N. H., Dec. 7, 1824; 
m. at Lawrence, Mass., Nov. 24, 1853, Clara Batchelder, b. Jan. 6, 1830. He was 
born on the farm where his father lived and died. At the age of 18 he joined 
the militia, and held all the company and regimental offices, and before he was 30 
he held a colonel's commission. He left the farm in N. H. in 1S57, going into the 
grocery business in Lawrence, Mass. Sold out in 1862 to help raise a company for 
the war, and was commissioned ist lieut. in the 4rst regt. infantry and sent to New 
Orleans. Were afterward mounted as the 3d Mass. cavalry. Was promoted to cap- 
tain and discharged the later part of 1863 for disability. He was in the coal 
business when he left for the army, which was carried on by his brother-in-law in 
his aOsence, and he continued in it up to 1888. In 1886 he was elected to the 
legislature, and served two terms. Since that time he has been chairman of the 
board of assessors, which office he now holds; also chairman of the board of over- 
seers of the poor. ; res. Peabodv, Mass., no Lowell street. 

1794. i. VI ANNA ARVILLA, b. Oct. 15, 1854; m. Feb. 10, 1892, Lewis C. 

Barr, b. July 31, 1848. Ch. : i. Ralph J., b. Nov. 16, 1892; res. 

Peabodv. Mass. 
1795- ii- CHAS. SUMNER, b. May 22, 1858; m. Mabel F. Peirce. 
179b. iii. GEORGIE RAULET, b. Aug. 12, 1866; unm.; res. Lawrence, 

Mass., 88 E. Haverhill street. 

828. SAMUEL DANA BATCHELDER (Andrew, Nathan, Nathan, Nathan- 
iel, Nathaniel. Nathaniel, Stephen) born Loudon, N. H., Feb. 26, 1830; m, at 
Portsmouth, N. H., Jan. 1859. Julia Willey, d. Feb. 26, 1873; m. 2d, in Lam- 
bridge, Mass., Jan.. 1875, Marguerite I. Gibbes, b. May 24. 1847; d. Dec. 12, 1888; 
m. 3d. in Chichester, N. H.. March 17, 1890, Susan F. Clough. b. Aug. iS, 1S40. 
Samuel Dana Batchelder was born at Loudon, N. H., son of Andrew and Sarah 
(Ring) Batchelder. Educated in the public schools. At the age of 17 went to Con- 
cord and learned a trade. Removed to Boston in 1851, and entered a piano forte 
manufactory, and remained ten years. Two months after the inauguration of 


Abraham Lincoln he was tendered a position in the Boston postoffice, which he 
accepted, and held for more than twenty-six years, or until Oct. i, 1887, when he 
re'^igned and removed to Concord, N. H., having engaged in the clothing business. 
The next year he sold out nis business and letired to a small farm on the "Moun- 
tain," overlooking the Merrimack in East Concord, where he now resides; s. p.; 
res. East Concord, N. H. 

835. SAMUEL LANG BATCHELDER (David, Nathan, Nathan, Nathaniel, 
Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Siepht-n), born Barnslead, N. H., Dec. 2, 1819; m. Salisbury, 
Mass., June 20, 1850, Mary Brown, d. May 7, 1890. He d. June 2, 1890; rts. Salem, 

1797. i. HENRY M., b. Feb. ir, 1852; m. Martha O. Horton. 

833. SAMUEL BATCHELDER (Nathan, Nathan, Nathan, Nathaniel, Na- 
thaniel, Nathaniel, Stephen), born Chichester, N. H., June 30, 1806; m. there, 
1830, Eliza J. True, b. Feb. i, 1812; d. March 22, 1873. He was a farmer. He 
d. Feb. 20, 1S62: res Loudon, N H. 

1798. i. JOHN T , b. ; res. 14 No. Main street. Concord, N. H. 

1799. ii. , ABRAHAM BYRON, b. Nov. 22, 1849; m. in Concord, Sept. 27, 

1876, Harriet E. Davis, b. Sept. 19, 1055; res. s. p., Concord, N. H. 
Is a grocer. 

839. HIRAM BATCHELDER (Nathan. Nathan, Nathan, Nathaniel. Na- 
thaniel, Nathaniel, Stephen), born Loudon, N. H., March 5, 1822; m. in Boston, 
Nov. 2, 1853, Clara Sweetser Lougee, b. July i, 1829. She res. St. Paul, with her 
dau. He was reslauranter. He d. Jan. 25, 1878; res. Boston, Mass. 

iSoo. i. HARRY A., b. Jan. 8, 1858: m. Mary C. Kellogg. 

1801. ii. ALICE E., b. April 19, 1870; d. April 20, 1870. 

1802. iii. CLARA LOUISE, b. Dec. 24. 1865; m. Sept. 17, i88g, Francis 

Samuel Daggit, b. Sent. 17, 1863. He is an accountant; res. 345 J4 
Ramsey street. Si. Paul, Minn. Ch. : i. Francis Samuel Daggit, 
Jr., b. Oct. 19. 1890. 2. Margaret Garland Daggit, b. Nov. 17, 
1892. 3. Helen Louise, b. Feb. 18, 1897. 

841. HARRIS BATCHELDER (Nathan, Nathan, Nathan, Nathaniel, Na- 
thaniel, Nathaniel, Stephen), horn Loudon, N. H., May, 1814; m. there Sarah Pick- 
ering Whitehouse, d. April 3. 1859. He d. Sept. 25, 186S; res. Boston, Mass. 

1803. i. SARAH ELIZABETH, b. May i, 1848; unm. ; res. 100 West New- 

ton street, Boston, Mass. Is clerk m a law office. 

1804. ii. EMMA FRANCES, b. Nov. 3, 1849; m. April 2, 1870, Geo. Walter 
Slade, res. as above. He was b. Oct. 11, 1850, s. p. 

EDWARD HARRIS, b. Nov. 28, 1855; res. as above; unm. 
CHARLES SUMNER, h. November 28, 1858; d. Jan. 31, i860. 
SARAH, b. ; d. in 1846. 

851. JOHN BACHELDER (Moses. Nathaniel G., Phineas, Nathaniel, Na- 
thaniel, Nathaniel, Stephen), born Chesterville, Me., Jan. 29, 1803; m. Mt. Vernon, 
Me., Ajjril 16, 1832, S.irah Tt)wa»-d Clough. b. March 16, 1814. John Bachelder was 
born in Chesterville, Me. ; was married to Sarah Clough. He was the oldest of eight 
ch. . three brothers and four sisters. Two of his sisters married brothers by the name 
of Davis, one m. a Wells and one a Leighton. He had six children, four boys and 
two girls. His occupation was farming. He d. Nov. 20, 1SS3; res. Belgrade, Me. 

1808. i. FIDELIA A., b. Oct. 29, 1835; m. Blaisdell; res. "Hollowell, 


1809. ii. CHESTER D., b. Dec. ir, 1839; m. Vesta M. Clark. 

1810. iii. LEWIS WESLEY, b. April 30, 1844; m. at Augusta, Me , Oct. 27, 

1S68, Martha A. Clough, b Feb. 24, 1844; res., s. p., Brockton, 

i8ri. iv. CHARLES DELBERT, b. March 4, 1857; m. June 15, 1878; Eliza 

Ann Knowles, b. May 28, 1853; res. s. p. Campello, Mass. 
i8t2. V. COSTELLO O., b. March 15, 1849; m. Sa.-ah A. Mosler. 
18(3. vi. PERMELIA FRANCES, b. Jan. 9, 1838; d. 

1814. vii. EDWARD A., b. Oct. 11, 1842.; d. 

1815. viii. HARRIET J., b. Feb. 11, 1847; m. , Worcester. She d. Jan. 

10, 1892. 

1816. ix. SARAH MATILDA, b. March 25, 1851. 








852. LEWIS BACHELDER (Moses, Nathaniel G., Phineas, Nathaniel, Na- 
thaniel, Nathaniel, Stephen), born Cnesterville, Me., Jan. 27, 1817; m. in Pittsfield, 
Me., Jan. 12, 1848, Martha A. Sorun, b. Dec. i, 1822. He was a farmer. He d. 
Feb. 15, 1888; res. Pittsfield and Burnham, Me. 

1817. i. MARY W., b. Sept. 23, 1850; m. Nov. 13, 1875, Gershom Twitchell; 

res. Burnham, Me. He was b. Jan. 17, 1855; is a farmer. Ch. : 
I. Lilla M. Twitchell, b. Feb. 20, 1876. 2. Wm. G. Twitchell, b. 
July 9, 1877. 

1818. ii. FRED A., b. Jan. 16, 1858; m. Dec. 22, 1894. Mrs. Cora A. Graves, 

b. March 3, 1867; d. s. p. Nov. 10, 1895. He is a farmer and car- 
penter; res. Burnham. Me. 

864. DANIEL BATCHELDER (Nathaniel, Nathaniel G., Phineas, Nathan- 
iel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Stephen), b. Fayette, Me., Nov. 3, 1806; m. there Rachel 
Butterfield Powers, b. Wilton, Me., May 28, 1820; d. March 30, 1855. He was 
accidentally killed in a saw mill in Chesterville. He d. Jan. 15, 1858; res. Chester- 
viUe, Me. 

1819. i. MELVILLE COX, b. March 22, 1839; d. Sept. 2, 1839. 

1820. ii. CHAS. MORSE, b. June 15, 1841; m. Frances L. Ripley. 

1821. iii. MELVILLE COX, b. Nov. 25, 1844; m. Eleanor Powers and Mrs. 

Hattie A. (Carville) Rich. 

1822. iv. CLARABEL, b. March 30, 1850; m. ; res. Lexington, Mass. 

865. GEORGE WASHINGTON BACHELDER (Nathaniel, Nathaniel G., 
Phinehas, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Stephen), b. Fayette, Me., Jan. i, 1809; 
m. Oct. 20, 1830, Isabell Huse, b. Dec. 15, 1804; d. June 15, 1852; in. 2d, Aug. 7, 
1853, Cynthia Barto, b. Feb. 13, 1830; d. May 14, 1896. He was a farmer; learned 
the blacksmith trade, and followed that in connection with his farm. He d. Sept. 
18, 1889; res. Castalia. la. 

1823. i. D.\NIEL. b. June 29, 1854; d. Dec. 7. i860. 

1824. ii. BENJAMIN, b. March 17, 1856; d. Feb. 9. 1861. 

1825. iii. MARY. b. Oct. 15. 1857; m. July 29, 1889, James Thornton; res. 

Des Mi>ines, la., P. O. box 976. 

1826. iv. OLIVE, b. Oct. 10, i860; d July 4, 1866. 

1827. V. WM. H.. b. Jan. 4. 1862; m. Mifa Smith. 

1828. vi. WILLARD, b. Jan. 4. 1862; d. same day. 

1829. vii. GEO. W., b. Oct. 27. 1864; d. Oct. 20, 1865. 

1830. viii. SARAH, b. Oct. 3, 1866; d. March 18, 1868. 

1831. ix. ISABELL. b. March 16, 1867; d. July 29. 1868. 

1832. x. SCHUYLER, b. April 16, 1869; d. July 29, 1869. 

1833. xi. JOHN P., b. Oct. 22, 1871; m. Bertha Osmondson. 

869. BENJAMIN BACHELDER (Nathaniel, Nathaniel G.. Phinehas, Na- 
thaniel, Nnthauiel, Nathaniel. Stephen), b. Fayette, Me., Aug. 31, 1816; m. Sept. 
28, 1843, Elizabeth Craig Walton; b. July 6, 1819; she res. in So. C. He was a 
miller. He d. March 18, 1895; res. So. Chesterville, Me. 

1834. i. ELLA E., b. March 29, 1844; m. Dec. 27, 1868; d. Nov. 12, 1873 

1835. ii. ID.-\ J., b. June 19, 1845; d. April 21. 1884. 

1836. iii. PARK B., b. Jan. 29, 1847; Nov. 5, 1878. 

1837. iv. H. N. , b. Sept. 18, 1847; m. June 21, 1874; res. Augusta, Me. 

1838. V. ROSE M.. b. Nov. 8, 1850; d. April 14. 1880. 

1839. vi. T. BENTON, b. Sept. 20, 1852; d. Sept. 30. 1874. 

1840. vii. MORRILL, b. May 26, 1854; m. Jan. 26, 1880; res. "W. Mt. Vernon, 


1841. viii. J. C. FREMONT, b. May 19, 1856; d. Dec. 25, 1865. 

1842. ix. A. LINCOLN, b. Aua:. 7, 1858; d. June ii, 1876. 

1843. X. JESSIE, b. May 8, i860; d. Oct. 28, 1876. 

1844- xi- FREMONT N., b. Jan. 9, 1863; m. July, 1891; res. So. Chester- 
ville, Me. 

872. HON. OLIVER RICE BACHELDER (Nathaniel, Nathaniel G., Phine- 
has, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Stephen), b. Fayette, Me., June r, 1821; m. 
July 6, 1857, Pauline Drew Freeman. They had one son, who died in his eigti- 
teenth year. Oliver was educated at the Farmington Academy and Kent's Hill 
Seminary. Read law with John S. Cutter, of Farmington; was admitted to the bar 
in Franklin Co., Me., in March, 1850, and for twenty-five years practiced law in 
Solon, Me. He nas held the office of Registrar of Probate, and in 1865 represented 


his district in the legislature of Maine and now, and have for twenty years held the 
office of Trial Justice for the county of Somerset. He moved to Skowhegan from 
Solon in October, 1876. Always a Democrat. Res. Skowhegan, Me. 

thanief G., Phmehas, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel. Stephen), b. Fayette, Me., 
June 16, 1827; m. in Lowell Oct. 28, 1852, Sarah Frost Bowdoin, of Saco, b. July 
27, 1823. He was a printer. In 1852 m. Miss Sarah Bowdoin, of Saco, and in 1856 
went to Lowell, Mass., and was interested in the publication of the Vox Populi, 
The Courier, and was one of the original proprietors of the Morning Mail. The 
following is from a Lowell paper: The funeral of the late Nathaniel J. N. Bacheller 
was held Wednesday at i o'clock at his residence on Andover street, and was largely 
attended by his personal friends and acquaintances, and also by representatives 
of business firms "of this city and Boston. A committee from the board of trustees 
of the Washington Savings Bank was likewise in attendance. The service was led 
by Rev, Dr. C. F. Rice, of Cambridge, a former pastor at St. Paul's Church, and touch- 
ing remarks were added by Rev. C. J. Wigren. of the Swedish Methodist Church, of 
which church the deceased had been a trustee from the time it was established. 
Rev. F. O. Hall, of the First Universalist Church, added his tribute to the worth 
of the deceased, and was followed by Rev. Dr. W. H. Thomas, of Lynn, recently of 
St. Paul's Church, who had general charge of the arrangements. In the course of 
the remarks of the latter he referred to a letter he had received from a former 
pastor of the deceased, which we reproduce as follows: 

East Boston, Feb. 19, 1895. 
My Dear Friend: 

I am sorry I cannot be at the funeral. I have to bury one of my own prominent 
members at the same hour. Mr. Bacheller was a good man. The serenity and 
trust with which he considered his condition and looked into the future when I 
visited him last Friday was extraordinary, I never witnessed anything like it. 
It was a great comfort to myself. He was ready to go and expected to meet God 
in peace. 1 greatly regret I am prevented from being at the funeral. 
Truly yours, * Frederick Woods, D.D., 

Pastor Saratoga Street M. E. Church, Boston. 

The rites were closed by Rev. F. K. Stratton, the pastor of St. Paul's Church, 
-./ho pronounced the benediction. The singing was bv a male quartette, consisting 
of Messrs. Leach, Sturtevant, Wirt and Farnngton. The services throughout were 
of a very impressive character. There was quite a number of beautiful floral em- 
blems upon tne casket, testimonials of the personal friends and business associates 
of the deceased. The remains were Thursday morning conveyed to Saco, Me. 
(the native place of Mrs. Bacheller, and his home for many years), for interment in 
Laurel Hill Cemetfery. 

He d. Feb. 17, 189=;. Res. Lowell, Mass. 

1845. i- CARRIE ELIZA, b. in Saco, Sept. 22, 1853. Now at Lexington, 


1846. ii. ELLIOT BOWDOIN, b. Lowell, Mass., July 7, i860; m. March 20, 

1895, Barbara McLean, b. Dec. 23, 1865. He is a dentist. Res. 
s. p. 213 Shaw St., Lowell, Mass. 

876. DAVID STEPHEN BACHELLER (Aaron, Nathaniel G., Phinehas, 
Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Stephen), born Fayette, Me., Sept. 13, 1811; 
m. in Lowell, Mass., Feb. 2. 1842, Climena Butler Pearson, b. Jan. 6, 1821. 
He was a mechanic. He d. July 22, 1882. Res. Lowell and Salem. Mass. 

1847. i. FLORA M., b. ; m. Frank Parker; m. 2d, Wm. A. Delmage, 

res. Lo.well, Mass. 

1848. ii. JENNIE S., b. ; m. C. A. Phelps, res. Concord, N. H. 

1849. iii. ALBERT LA FOREST, b. Sept. 6, 1848; m. Annie Fay. 

881. THOMAS THAXTER BACHELLER (Oilman, Nathaniel G., Phinehas, 
Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Stephen), born Machiasport, Me., March 6, 
1842; m. May 17, 1867, Mary Hannah Smith, b. June 4, 1845; d. Sept. 12, 1886; 
m. 2d, at Eau Claire, Wis., Sept. i, 1887, Mrs. Emma Maria Stuart. Res. Minne- 
apolis, Minn., P. O. box =;94. 

1850. i. MARY GERTRUDE, b. May 10, 1868; m. May 10, 1887. Charles 

O. Furbush, Jr. ; s. p. res. 2008 Kenwood Parkway, Minneapolis, 




















THEODORE SMITH, b. March 8, 1872; d. September, 1875. 
CHARLES BAILEY, b. Nov. 28, 1873; d. August, 1876. 
ERVIE MARIA, b. Feb. 11, 1876. 
MATTIE HIGGINS. b. Sept. 30, 1879. 
THOMAS THAXTER, b. Nov. 24, 1882. 
HUBERT SMITH, b. March 14, 1886. 
viii. EMMA CINA, b. Nov. 8, 1888; d. August, 1889. 
EMMA VI VAN, b. Aug. 15, 1890. 
ERNEST POPE, b. Dec. 28, 1894. 

882. GEORGE E. BACHELLER (Gilman, Nathaniel G., Phinehas, Na- 
thaniel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Stephen), born Machiasport, Me., Sept. 16, 1847; 
m. Machias, Feb. 20, 1876, Sarah A. Getchell, b. Nov. 10, 1S47. He was born 
at Machiasport, Me., educated in the common schools and worked at cabinet 
making and upholstering; m. Miss Sarah A. Getchell, of Machias, Me., and re- 
moved to HouUon, Aroostook Co., Me., in May following, and went into the foundry 
and machine shop business with C. C. Getchell under the firm name of Getchell & 
Bacheller. Removed in 1880 to Minneapolis and has since worked at pattern mak- 
ing and carpenter wo^k. Res. Minneapolis, Minn., 2530 Oakland av. 

i860, i. MELVILLE C. b. Jan, 10, 1877. 

1S61. ii. ABBIE T., b. Aug. 21, 1878. 

890. JOSEPH ALLEN BACHELDER (Gilman, Nathaniel G., Phinehas, 
Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Stephen), born Machiasport, Me., Oct. 11, 
1845; m. Whitneyville, Me., Nov. 20, 1865, Lucy Emma Pope, b. Oct. 3, 1848; 
d. April 20, 1885; m- 2d, June 2, 1894, Mrs. Hilda McDonald, b. Oct. 13, 1852. 
Joseph Allen Bacheller was born at Machiasport, Washington County, Maine; re- 
sided at that place with his parents until the spring of 1859, when he went to Whit- 
neyville, in the same county and State, to live with James Pope. Lived there 
nearly all of the time until his marriage to Lucy E. Pope (daughter of the above 
mentioned James Pope). Lived at Whitneyville until Jan. 19, 1881, when he moved 
to the town of Jonesboro in the same county, and resided there until the death of 
his wife, when he went to Houlton, Countv of Aroostook, Maine, and stayed there 
until the spring of 1887, when he went to Minneapolis, Minneso a (his children fol- 
lowing two years later), and is still residing there. He m. 2d, Mrs. Hilda Mac- 
donald, who is still living. Res. Minneapolis, Minn., 2101 Twenty-ninih av. , N. 

JAMES POPE, b. Jan. 24, 1867. 

ESSELLE B., b. April 8, 1869. 

GILMAN B., b. May 27, 1872. 

CHARLES HENRY, b. Oct. 2, 1875. 

SUSAN THAXTER, b. March 4, 1880. 

GEO. EDGAR, b. Dec. 18, 1881. 

892. HON. NATHAN BATCHELDER (Richard, Nathan, Ebenezer, Na- 
thaniel, Nathaniel. Nathaniel, Stephen), born Loudon, N. JH., Sept. 6, 1787; 
m. there March, 1810, Peace Clifford, b. Sept. 13, 1791, in Gilmantown, N. H. ; d. 
March 29, 1S69. He received his early training and education in his native town. 
He kept the country store and was twice elected to the State Legislature. He 
then settled at the superb falls of the Winnipesaukee River in what was then 
Meredith (now city of Laconia), N. H., and built mills for cotton cloth, woolen, 
sawing lumber, and grinding grain, all of which he owned and managed himself. 
He gave the name of Batchelder's Mills to the village. He married Peace, daughter 
of Joseph Clifford, in March, 1810. Early in the '40s Mr. Batchelder removed to 
Manchester, N. H., with his family, and lived there till his death. He d. Sept. 
14, 1867. Res. Manchester, N. H. 

186S. i. ABIGAIL, b. April 29. 1811; m. Fred Abbott, of Hooksett, N. H. 
s. p. She d. Feb. 24, 1876. 

1869. ii. JEREMIAH C. b. Jan. 8, 1813; m. He d. s. p. Oct. 6, 1875. 

1870. iii. WILLIAM, b. Feb. 23, 1814; m. Res. Loudon Bridge, N. H. 

1871. iv. JONATHAN S., b. March 10, 1816; d. in California unm. May 27, 


1872. V. MEHITABLE A., b. Sept. 6, 1818; m. June 17, 183S, Benjamin J. 

Cole, res. Lakeport. N. H. She d. July is, 1893. Left two daus. , 
Ellen A and Mrs. H. B. Quimbv. 

1873. vi. NATHAN G., b. Nov. 15, 1821 ; m'. Martha S. Prescott. 














1874. vii. ASA C.. b. May 22, 1823; d. unm. July 12. 1874. 

1875. viii. JOSEPH M.. b. April i. r826; m. Elizabeth Aiken Mitchell. 

1876. ix. RICHARD NAPOLEON BONAPARTE, b. July 27, 1832; unm. 

Res. 201 W. Fifty-fourth si., New York, N. Y. Gen. Richard 
N. Bachelder, of New Hampshire, quartermaster-general of the 
United States Army, retired recently from active service on ac- 
count of age, having expended $43,000,000 during his six years' 
term. General Batchelder has had an honorable and interesting 


career in the United States army. He has had seven brevets for 
faithful and meritorious service during the war. and has medals 
of honor awarded in the name of the Congress of the United 
States, under the act of July 12. 1862, to non-commissioned officers 
and privates who "shall most distinguish themselves by their gal- 
lantry and action, and m other soldier-like qualities during the 
present msurrection," and under the act of March 3, 1863, for 
"such officers, non-commissioned officers and privates as have 
most distinguished, or who may hereafter most distinguish them- 


selves in action." He was brevetted "for most distinguished 
gallantry in action against Mosby's Guerrillas, between Cattlet's 
and Fairfax stations, Va., Oct. 13-15, 1863, while serving as lieu- 
tenant-colonel and qua rtermaster of volunteers, chief quartermaster 
of the Second Army Corps." 

General Batchelder was born in Meredith, N. H. He enlisted 
in the First New Hampshire Regiment at the breaking out of the 
war, and was appointed regimental quartermaster, First Regi- 
ment, New Hampshire Volunteers, April 30, 1861. Fifteen days 
after his appointment he had his regiment uniformed, armed and 
equipped, and field transportation provided for baggage, tents 
and supplies. This comprehensive grasp of details and great 
e.xecutive ability brought him to the attention of field commanders, 
and secured for him rapid promotion. 

He wa,s appointed captain and assistant quartermaster and as- 
signed to duty as chief quartermaster of the corps of observation 
in August, 1861; chief quartermaster. Second Division, Second 
Corps, Army of the Potomac, March, 1S62; lieutenant-colonel and 
chief quartermaster, Second Corps, Army of the Potomac, Jan- 
uary, 1S63; acting chief quartermaster. Army of the Potomac, 
June, 1S64; colonel and chief quartermaster, Army of the Poto- 
mac, August, iS64.. 

It was as chief quartermaster of the army of the Potomac that 
his powers were fullest displayed, having charge of the immense 
baggage trains of that great force, comprising soine 5,000 wagons 
and 30,000 horses and mules, on the campaign from the Rapidan 
to the James, which he handled with consummate skill. 

He was brevetted major, lieutenant-colonel, and brigadier- 
general of volunteers, and major, lieutenant-colonel, and colonel. 
United States army, for faithful and meritorious service during 
the war. He was appointed captain and assistant quartermaster 
in the regular service in February, 1865, and from that date until 
1SS9 he served as assistant and chief quartermaster at various 
depots, posts, and departments. On July 10, 1890, he was ap- 
pointed quartermaster-general of the army by President Harrison, 
and has administered the exacting and multifarious duties of that 
office with great ability. During his administration as quarter- 
master-general the following new posts were built: Fort Crook, 
Nebraska; Fort Bradv, Michigan; Fort Bliss, Texas; Fort Yel- 
lowstone, Wyoming; Fort Ethan Allen, Vermont; post near Little 
Rock, Ark. ; Fort Harrison, Montana, and Plattsburg barracks, 
New York. Among th^* posts which have been enlarged are: Fort 
McPherson, Georgia; Fort Sheridan, Illinois; Fort Logan, Colo- 
rado; Fort Thomas, Kentucky; F'^ort Myer, Virginia, and Madison 
barracks. New York. 

Not less important has been the remodeling of the following 
posts: David's island. New York harbor; Columbus barracks, 
Ohio; Jefferson barracks, Missouri; Presidio, of San Francisco, 
Cal. ; and Governor's island. New York harbor. 

Secretary Lamont addressed the following letter to Gen. Bat- 
chelder, quartermaster-general of the army, when he retired from 
active service: 

My Dear Gen. Batchelder: I very much regret that observance 
of the new regulations prevents me from expressing in your order 
of retirement the seise of loss which I feel the public sustains in 
your separation from active duty. 

I am sure that the efficiency, energy, and strict enforcement of 
economy which have characterized your control of the quarter- 
master's department, and which it was my pleasure to publicly 
acknowledge in my last annual report, and the consequent per- 
manent benefits to the army are so generally recognized that no 
restatement is necessary. 

Successful administration of the chief office of your corps, added 
to important connections with the army during the most active 


and interesting^ period of its existence, must bring to you a satis- 
faction which few can now possess. 

With my best personal wishes for your health and happiness, 
I beg to remain, faithfully yours, 

Daniel S. Lamont, Secretary of War. 

In recommending Gen. Richard N. Batchelder, of New Hamp- 
shire, for appointment as quartermaster-general of the army, that 
discriminatmg military critic, Gen. Frauds A. Walker, the his- 
torian of the Second Army Corps, said: "No other man's services 
can exceed his in the claims they make upon the consideration and 
gratitude of his countrymen." It is impossible in this brief sketch 
to give even a synopsis of General Batchelder's military career, a 
career which won for him the confidence and affection of the com- 
manders of our armies, which advanced him in the volunteer 
service by rapid promotion from the rank of quartermaster of the 
First New Hampshire Regiment to the responsible position of 
chief quartermaster of the Army of the Potomac; which carried 
him over the heads of six seniors in the regular service, and all 
of them West Point graduates, when President Harrison was called 
upon to appoint a quartermaster-general of the army, and which 
secured for him indorsements and recommendations for that posi- 
tion unsurpassed in the history of the regular army. One of the 
first of New Hampshire's citizens to volunteer at the outbreak of 
the Rebellion, he has reached the highest rank in the regular 
service of any volunteer from this State, and it is not too much 
to say of him that he is the most efficient quartermaster-general 
the army has ever had. 

877. X. JOHN S., b. Dec. 26, 1832 (adopted); res. Burlington, Vt. 

S93. JOSHUA BACHELDER (Richard, Nathan, Ebenezer, Nathaniel. Na- 
thaniel. Nathaniel, Stephen), born Loudon, N. H., 1791; m. in Salem, Mass., 
1820, Margaret Aborn, b. Danvers, Mass., Feb. 22, 1799; d. Salem, 1874. He 
was a farmer and jobber. He d. June 13, 1849. Res. Salem, Mass. 

878. i. NATHAN A., b. Sept. 3, 1821; m. Caroline S. Parbeck. 

879. ii. JOSHUA B., b. 1822; d. California, 1850. 

880. iii. CORNELIUS, b. March 8, 1S32; m. Feb. 16, i8?7, Harriet E. Chase. 

She was b. September, 1833; d. March 17, 1889. Is a fish dealer 
at AUston, Mass. Ch. : Fred Blaney Batchelder, b. June 12, 1858; 
date of death uncertain. Lillian Chase Batchelder, b. July 14, 
1S66; m. Dec. 25, 18S9; present name Ross; P. O. address, AU- 
ston, Mass. Arthur Cornelius Batchelder, b. Feb. 17, 1869; P. O. 
address, AUston. Mass. Hubert Goodwin Batchelder, b. June 6, 
1870; m. Aug. 30, 1895; P- O- address, AUston, Mass. Harry 
Grant Batchelder, b. March 24, 1873; d. April 13, 1876. 

1881. iv. ELLEN O., b. June 25, 1S34; m. May 15, 1857. She res. Chelsea, 


1882. V. CHARLES, b. Sept. 25, 1S39; m. and res. Boston. 

894. MOSES BACHELDER (Josiah, Nathan, Ebenezer, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, 
Nathaniel, Stephen), b. Loudon, N. H., Aug. 3, 1802, married in Gilmanton, 
N. H., 1824, Sallv Parsons Oilman, b. Feb. 28, 1S03; d. Feb. 8, 1871. He was a 
lumber dealer. He d. April i. 1S30. Res. Gilmanton, N. H. 

1883. i. JOHN B., b. Nov. 29, 1825; m. Elizabeth B. Stevens. 

896X- HON. JOHN W. BATCHELDER (Samuel, Isaiah, Page. Benjamin, 
Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Stephen), b. Bradford, Vt., Dec. g, 1812; m. Jan. 15, 1844, 
Sarah Clark, of Newbury, Vt. He was b. in Bradford, Vt., but when six months 
old his parents moved to Topsham. During the summer months he worked on a 
farm and in winter attended the district school at the village. He later attended 
the academy at Bradford and then at Norwich, where he was taken ill and was 
obliged to leave school. After recovering his health he studied with Dr. Hinckley 
at Topsham and with Dr. James Milligan at Ryegate. In 1840 he began the study 
of law and soon afterward opened an office of his own, having been admitted to the 
bar of Orange County in 1843. In 1S54 he moved to Newberry and opened an office 
in that town. While in Topsham he was annually elected town clerk and town treas- 


urer for seven years, town agent for seven years, justice of the peace for ten years, 
representative in the legislature for two years, and a member of the constitutional 
convention for its one term. He was also Register of Probate two years, and then 
Judgt; of the County Court for two years. He resided in Newberry until 1856, 
when he returned to Bradford. In 1S63 he was appointed one of the directors of 
Bradford bank, and from 1865 to its close was its cashier. In 1S67 Mr. Bat- 
chelder, with its family, removed to Almont, Mich., where they resided for four years. 
Then he engaged in the real estate business, and met with fair success. In 1871 he 
returned to Bradford, where, after a residence of two years, he returned to Michigan 
and settled in Detroit. Res. Bradford, Vt.. and Detroit, Mich. 

i883X-i- MATTIE J., b. Oct. 19, 1B46; m. Aug. 13, 1S73, Charles B Kidder, 
of Almont, Mich. ; ras. Armada, Mich. He was principal of the 
Union school at that place, a man of intellectual and moral worth. 

1883)^. ii. JOHN C, b. June 20, 1,850; prof, of music in Detroit. 

Sgb^. SAMUEL BATCHELDER (Samuel, Isaiah, Page, Benjamin, Na- 
thaniel, Nathaniel, Stephen), b, Topsham, Vt., 1830; m. Susan Taplin, of Topsham, 
d. i860; m. 2fi, Adelaide Simmes, of Minnesota. He was a lawyer. He d. Dec. 8, 
1881. Res. Albert Lea, Minn. 

i883>^ i. TWO CHILDREN, d. in infancv. 

i883>^.ii. LAURA ANNE, b. ; m. June 28, 1893, Thaddeus B. Macrae, 

res. 1626 B av. . Cedar Rapids, Iowa. 

i8832^.iii. JOSEPHINE ADELAIDE, b. ; m. June 23, 1897, James R. 

Mctjregor, res. 434 Euclid av. , Oak Park, 111. The couple were 
married at Albert Lea in the First Pres. Church. 
i883%'.iv.' HELLEN, b. April 5, 1875; unm. ; res. Albert Lea, Minn. 

897. REV. THEOPHILUS BATCHELDER (Jordan P., Theophilus, The- 
ophilus, Benjamin, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Stephen), b. Maine, March, 16, 1811; m. 
Bucksport Nov. 21, 1833, Charlotte True worthy Grose, b. Orland, Me., Sept. 13, 
1804; d. Ellsworth, Me., Oct. 5, 1S86. Theophilus Batchelder. son of Jordan P. 
Batchelder, was born in Woolwich, Me. He a' tended the public schools until he 
entf^red the academy at Blue Hill, Me., from which place he went to Waterville 
College, where he remained several years, after which he entered the ministry of 
the Gospel, and was ordained at the Baptist church at Thomaston, Me. He was 
for several years employed by the Baptist Home Missionarj^ Society. Severing his 
connection with that board he became pastor successively of the Baptist church in 
Houlton, Penobscot, Oceanville, and Hancock, at which place he died. When 22 
j-ears of age he married Charlotte T. Grose, by whom he had eight children — three 
sons, the youngest of whom died in early manhood. The others reached mature 
years. He was a man of unusual intellectual capacity, of good judgment, a keen 
wit, and of deep, earnest, abiding faith and piety. In person he was six feet four 
inches tall, well proportioned, and of unusual physical strength. Without an 
enemy on earth, the end came as to one "who wraps the drapery of his couch 
around him and lies down to pleasant dreams." "Let me die the death of the 
righteous, and let my last end be like his." He d. Nov. 8, 1885. Res. Waterville 
and Ellsworth, Me. 

1884. i. THEOPHILUS JOHN. b. May 3, 1837; m. Fanny Lathrop. 

1885. ii. AMARIAH HALLOCK, b Dec. 13, 1840; m. Schenectady, N. Y., 

Jan. 4, 1S71, Jennie McKain, b. April 29, 1846. He d. s. p. April 
I, 1802 Was a clergyman and res. Delaware, Ohio. 

1886. iii. ADONIRAM J., b. July 29, 1S49; d. Marcn ?, 1870. 

1887. iv. HAT'ITE J., b. April 6, 1846; d. March 21, 1865. Was a school 


i888. v. ANNIE O., b. March 21, 1839; m. April 23, 1875, Turner, res. 

Los Angeles, Calif. For 16 years she was a celebrated school 

1889. vi. CLARA B., b. April 20, 1844; m. Dunbar. For 14 years she 

was an active school teacher. 

1890. vii. DRUSILLA GROSE, b. Jan. 14, 1836: m. Sept. 16, 1859, Dea. Fran- 

cis Mahew Billings, b. Sedsrewick. Me., April 10, 1S33; d. June 24, 
1863; m. 2d. Jan 21. 1S72, Thomas Tapley. d. December, 1890. She 
res. Belfast, Me., 51 High st. i. Drusilla Francis, b. Oct. 13, i860; 
m. Nov. 8, 1879, Lewis Edgar Fernald, b. Sept 16, 1858, in .Sears- 
mont. Me. Res. VVoonsocket. R I. 2. Theophilus John, b. Nov. 
25, 1S63; d. Jan. 12, 1864. 3. Nettie Forbes, b. July i, 1875; res. B. 















898. CAPT. TIMOTHY BATCHELDER (Jordan P.. Theophilus, Theophilus, 
Benjamin, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Stephen), b. May 30, 1808; m. Clarissa Harriman, 
d. Prospect, Me., December, 1866. He was drowned at Castine. Me., or perisned in 
the cold in attempting to go ashore in a boat, which filled and finally drifted ashore 
near the light house. He d. March 13, 1853. Res. Prospect, Me. 

1891. i. CHARLES MILTON, b. ; d. in fall of 1847. 

1892. ii. HENRIETTA SVVEETSER, b. April 18, 1845; d. June 5, 1873. 

899. WILLARD BATCHELDER (Jordan P., Theophilus, Theophilus, Ben- 
jamin, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Stephen), b. ; m. 1844, Margaret Goodale, 

d. 1878. He d. Feb. 27, 1859. R^s. Prospect, Me. 

1893. i. WILLARD. b. ; res. Prospect, Me. 

1894. ii. GEORGE, b. ; d. Feb. 9, 1895, Somes Sound, Me. 

1895. iii. RUTH, b. ; m. George L. Lathrop. Ch. : i. Truman. 

900. JOSIAH BATCHELDER (Jordan P., Theoi-hilus, Theophilus, Benja- 
min, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Stephen), b. ; m. June, 1839, Emeline Harding. 

He d. April, 1886. Res. . 


EDWIN, b. ; res. Somes Sound, Me. 



NANCY, b. 

905. CAPT. JOSIAH BATCHELDER (Josiah, Theophilus, Theosophilus, 
Benjamin, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Stephen), b. Phippsburg. Me., in 1795; m. May 14, 
1823, Martha Perry. The town record says Capt. Batchelder was an efficient and 
enterprising shipmaster of that town and died on board the brig "James McCobb. " 
He d. Oct. 29, 1843, on the passage from St. Thomas for Bath, Me. Res. Phipps- 
burg, Me. 

FIDELIA, b. July 5, 1824. 

JOHN PERRY, b. May 5, 1825. 

ALMIVA HILL, b. May 7, 1827. 

ELIJAH, b Feb. 3, 1829. 

CALVI.M TITCOMB, b. Jan. 29, 1831. He was drowned in a well 

May 7, 1834. 
HENRY COITE, b. Feb. 15, 1834. He d. unm. on board ship 

"Burlington," at Havana, Cuba, Jan. 6, 1858. 
CAROLINE M , b. May 8, 1836. 
viii. ANN RACHEL, b. Jan. 24, 1839. 
AMELIA A , b. May 2, 1841. 

906. EMERSON BATCHELDER (Emerson, Timothy, Theophilus, Benjamin, 
Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Stephen), b. Bath, Me., April 5, 1813; m. there Oct. 25, 1838, 
Susan C. Russell, b. Jan. 9, 1814. He spent his life in Maine following the occu- 
pation of ship architect, and he lived in Bath, on the Kennebec, the latter part of 
his life. In 1849 he started for California via Isthmus of Panama and took the 
isthmus fever. He was brougnt home and died shortly afterward. He was sur- 
vived by a wife and two boys — Winfield Scott aged nine and Emerson Crosby aged 
five years. His wife was Susan Crosby Russell, also a New Englander. Emerson 
C. Batchelder died at the age of forty-seven an old bachelor and is buried in .Seattle, 
Wash., where he had spent the last twenty years or so of his life. He d. Dec. 14, 
1851, on his way to California. Res. Bath, Me. 

1912. i. WINFIELD SCOTT, b. March 29, 1841; m. Nellie A Rowe. 

1913. ii. EMER--50N CROSBY, b. April 10, 1845; d. unm. Oct. 7, 1893, ae. 

47, in Seattle, Wash. 

909. WILLIAM BATCHELDER (Emerson, Timothy, Theophilus. Benjamin, 
Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Stephen), b. Phippsburg, Me.. July 17, 1821 ; m. at Prospect- 
Nov. 25, 1852. Rachel Ann Crockett, b. April 15, 1833; m. 2d, J. F. Milliken, res. 
Winterport. Me. William Batchelder was born in Phippsburg. Maine, and later 
moved to Belfast, Me. , becoming a master shipbuilder, and from there went to the 














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Yazoo River, Mississippi, where he owned a mill, and was killed in i860 for being]a 
"Northern sympathizer. " He d. in Florida in 1861. Res. Belfast, Me. 

1914. i. LUCY ANN, b. Oct. 10, 1853; d. June 25. 1857. 

1915. ii. LYMAN C, b. Feb. 2, 1857; m. Minnie Pretty. 

927. ELIJAH BACHELDER (Elijah,"^ Timothy, Theophilus, Benjamin, Na- 
thaniel, Nathaniel, Stephen), b. Phipsburg, Me., Feb. 7, 1806; m. Newburgh, Me., 
Aug. 12, 1S34. Hannah Foster Piper, b. Nov. 16, 1808; d. May 11, 1895. He d. April 
9, 1890; res. Prospect and Fairfield, Me. 

1916. i. KINGSBURY, b. Oct. 27, 1841 : m. Mary A. Wade. 

1917. ii. MELVIN, b. Oct. 23, 1835; m. Dec. 30, 1869, Jennie Connor Libby, 

b. Sept. 26, 1848 in Troy, Me. They res. Fairfield, Me., and have 
one dau. 

1918. iii. JAMES MARDEN, b. Feb. 28, 1837; d. March 7, 1838, in P. 

1919. iv. CATHERINE PIPER, b. Jan. 11, 1844; m. Aug. 30, 1862, Ephraim 

Dodge Bartlett, b. Feb. 15, 1841; res. Newburgh, Me.; 6 ch. 

930. DR. JAMES BATCHELDER (Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, Stephen, 
Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Stephen), b. Londonderry, N. H. ; m. Elizabeth Marston ; b. 

; d. ; m. 2d, Fairlee, Vt., Hannah Southworth, b. 1784. Shed. 1813, 

Monroe, N. H., and is buried there. He was born in New Hampshire. His father 
was a farmer, and during the Revolutionary war he was with his father, who was a 
private at Valley Forge, with Washington. James became a physician after the war, 
and, I have been told, was a good one, but did not succeed financially, and his boys 
were nearly all apprenticed to learn some trade. He d. Greenville, N. H. ; res. 
Monroe and Bath, N. H. 

OTIS FREEMAN, b. Sept. 21, 1800; m. Lucretia Labaree. 
NATHANIEL, b. Mav 9, 1803; m. Jean S. Nelson. 
NATHAN, b. Feb. 9, 179S; m. Mary Nelson. 

JAMES, b. ; m. Betsey Martin. 

JOSIAH, b. ■ ; m. Martha Martin.; res. Dracut, Mass. 

BETSEY, b. 1788; m. in Bath, N. H., William Shaw. He was b. 
Barnet, Vt. ; d. Bath, N. H., Aug. 1825. She d. Oct., 1837. Ch. : 
I. William, b. April 18, 1820; m. March 20, 1850, Martha C. Hynd- 
man, b. May 17, 1817; d. Dec. 2, 1890. He res. Mclndoe Falls, Vt. 

SIMON, b. ; d. Monroe, N. H. 

viii. JOHN, b. ; d. 

935. SIMON BATCHELDER (Benjamin, John, John, Stephen, Nathaniel, 
Nathaniel, Stephen), b. Bridgewater, N. H, 1765; m. in Bridgewater, Polly Marston, 
b. 1766; d. March 22, 1831, He d. July 10, 1836; res. New Hampton and Bridge- 
water, N. H. 

BENJAMIN, b. June 2, 1787; ra. Mary Spalding. 

CALEB, b. 1791; m. Hannah Moses and Mrs. Mary Rollins. 




BETSEY, b. ; m. Tilton ; son Harvey, res. Tilton, N. H. 

MARTHA, b. -; m. Cummings. A dau., Martha; res. 

Tilton, N. H. 


SIMEON, b. Aug. 29, 1795; m. Sarah Spaulding. 

937. JAMES BATCHELDER (Benjamin, John, John. Stephen, Nathaniel, 
Nathaniel, Stephen), b. Dec. 8, 1773; m. ; res. Whitefield, N. H. 

1937. i. NANCY C, b. ; m. Benjamin S. Batchelder. 

946. JEREMIAH BACHELDER (John,' James, John, Stephen, Nathaniel, 
Nathaniel, Stephen), b. No. Hampton, N. H., July 24, 1880; m. there Sept. 10, 
1822, Caroline C. Chesley, b. Dec. 15, 1803; d. Dec. 15, 1881. He. d. Sept. 17, 1879; 
res. No. Hampton, N. H. 

1938. i. HANNAH, b. May 22, 1824; m. E. O. Marston; res. Brookline, Mass. 

1939. ii. BENJAMIN D., b. July 8. 1826; m. Martha Lord, of Rye, N. H. 

1940. iii. HENDRICK D., b. Aug. 21, 1828; m. Augusta Johnson, of Green- 

lanfl ; res. Haverstraw, N. Y. 

1941. iv. JOHN, b. Aug. 14, 1830; d. Aug. 22, 1830. 


































1942. V. JEREMIAH, b. Jan. 12, 1834; m. Rebecca Eaton, of Wakefield, 


1943. vi. THOMAS J., b. Oct. 2, 1836; m. Harriet A. Brown. 

1944. vii. ELIZA C, b. July 15, 1838; m. George James, of Exeter. 

1945. viii. JOHN, b. Oct. 9, 1841; drowned June 20, 1849. 

1946. ix. CAROLINE C, b. Feb. 12, 1844; m. Frank Dearborn, of Ports- 

mouth. N. H. 

1947. X. CHARLES E., b. May 12, 1849. He was m., had ch., and d. Sept. 

4, 1894. The subject of this brief sketch was naturally imbued, 
from his earliest years, with an earnest desire to search diligently 
into his fading ancestral traditions, and he was inspired by their 
teachings. We find him, as a boy, finishing his common school 
education in his native town, earnest, untiring and industrious. 
Later he attended Philips Academy, at Exeter, and during his 
stay there walked to his home and back at the end of every week, 
a distance of some twelve miles. His preparatory work at Exeter 
was marked by attention and strictness in little things, as well as 
in those of more moment. Leaving Exeter, he entered Harvard 
College in 1869, taking the full academic course. Here, obliged 
to confront the necessity facing every self-made man, of mak- 
ing his own way unaided, he gave up all outside recreations and 
attended to making the best possible use of his opportunities. 
During his senior year he taught school in various places, and at 
the close of his course he attended for a time the Harvard law 
school, and then entered the office of Hon. John S. H. Frink, of 
Portsmouth, N. H., staying there two years and a half, finishing 
his legal studies with the Hon. William Gaston, of Boston. He 
was admitted to the Suffolk bar in 1876, and began the practice of 
law in Portsmouth the same year. Very shortly thereafter he was 
appointed judge of the police court of Portsmouth, and, in 1882, 
he became associated in business with Mr. Frink, this association 
ending only with his death. He was prominently identified with 
the educational and charitable interests of his city, was a trustee 
in many local organizations; and was president of the Portsmouth 
Savings Bank from 1893. He was prominently mentioned at a 
Republican congressional nominee from the first New Hampshire 
.district in 1888, but his health forbade, and his natural disinclina- 
tion made it repugnant to him to seek office. It is especially note- 
worthy that all positions to which he was appointed or elected he 
held continuously to the time of his death. As a lawyer. Judge 
Batchelder was learned, frank, honest, and industrious; sham and 
hypocrisy he abhorred ; dodging the question with him was impos- 
sible. He met every issue fairly and promptly. No case intrusted 
to him ever failed of proper preparation, no question propounded 
to him was an.-;wered by mere words. His growth, mentally as 
well as naturally, was well proportioned and thorough ; there was 
no retrogression, there was no pause, but a steady onward and 
upward development that was a source of inspiration to those to 
whom he was a model. Debarred by ill health from very active 
court practice in his later years, the best glimpse of him could 
not there be had. All knew his unfailing good nature, and his ever 
ready disposition to do a brother lawyer a favor. It was with 
office work that he was obliged, then, to be content, and that he 
did this well was evidenced by the abundance of it that he had. As 
a municipal judge he possessed a keen insight and an ability to 
go to the root of the matter. Rarely was an appeal persisted in. 
As a man. he was exact, methodical and punctual; he believed 
that every person should have some outside pursuit to be followed 
apart from his regular calling as a means of recreation. His 
recreation was a study of early New England traditions and his- 
tory. When confined to the house for more or less extended 
periods, he would delve into some unsettled question of colonial 
history and write out his conclusion. He was a frequent contribu- 
tor to the New England Historical and Genealogical Register. In 
a vain search for health, he made several trips abroad, spending 


most of his lime in the southeast of England, browsing about in 
his ancestral acres, and enjoying by himself those days of three 
hundred years ago. No reference to Judge Batchelder is com- 
plete whicn doc^ not make mention of a home life, so pastoral in 
its simplicity, so fond in its associations, so mutually interdepen- 
dent as was his. No favor was there loo small to be asked, none 
too great to be granted. No outside function was allowed to in- 
terfere with It, none could interfere with it. Judge Batchelder 
was a man who could never grow old; he was a friend to the 
young man, and among the many who regretted his untimely 
decease, none were more sincere in their grief, none felt his loss 
more keenly, than those young men who were fortunate enough to 
have walked within the circle of his influence during his life, and 
who, now that he has gone, cherish the memory of this man, of 
whom none ever said aught but good. — From the Report of the 
Eighteenth Annual Meeting of the American Bar Association, held 
at Detroit, Mich., 1895. Res. Portsmouth, N. H. 

950. STEPHEN BATCHELDER (Stephen, James, John, Stephen. Nathaniel, 
Nathaniel. Stephen), b. No. Hampton. N. H., Oct. 6, 1791; m. at Wakefield, N. H,, 
Oct. 31, 1819, Betsey Hutching-;, b. Aug. 10, 1795; d. in Levant, Me., Jan. 4. 1868. 
He was educated in New Hampshire, began his career as school teacher in New 
Hampshire, in country schnol. Later began the manufacturing of oars. When 
about 38 he moved to Wellington, Me., where he still pursued the manufacture 
of oars, and was active m town politics. When about bo he began to write for 
"Boston Cultivator," in which appeared several poems from time to time. Was 
active in bringing about a freedom in religious thought and actions; was always 
active in all educational movements. He d. April 20, 1870; res. EfiEngham, N. H., 
and Levant, Me 

1948. i. WILLIAM, b. June 27, 1827: m. Mary B. Farnsworth. 

1949. ii. JOSIAH Q, b. May 30. 1833; m. Elizabeth Bowers; she was b. 

1839. He is a ship carpenter; res. So. Stillwater, Minn. Ch. : i, 
i85'.', Jessie May Batchelder; m. 1889, Frank H. Lunt; address, 
Mrs. Jessie Lunt. So. Stillwater, Minn. 2. 1865, Edwin J. Batchel- 
der; unm. ; is a physician; res. New Richland, Minn. 3, 1868, 
Harry Lee Batchelder, unm. ; res. South Stillwater, Minn. 4. 1878, 
Maud Batchelder; unm.; res. South Stillwater, Minn. 

1950. iii. ASA, b. July 17, 1835; m. Sara A. Bartlett. 

1951. iv. MARK, h. June 27. 1831; m. J. Elizabeth Coffin. 

1952. V. POLLY COTTON, b. Feb. 5, 1&22; d. s. p., 1853. 

1953. vi. JOHN, b. April 29, 1829; d. s. p., Lancaster, N. IL, 1870. 

1954. vii. SARAH, b. Ojt. 16. 1837; m. May 9, 1877, Chester McFarland, b. 

Aii'il. T822; d. Aug. 28, 1889; res. Groveton, N. H., s. p. 

1955. viii. STEPHEN, b. May 27, 1841; d. s. p. 

955. JOHN C. BATCHELDER (Benjamin, Peter, John, Stephen, Nathaniel, 
Nathaniel, Stephen), b. Moultonborough, N. H., July 2, 1792; m. Maria Hutchins. 
He was a farmer. He d. April 16, 1S81; res. Moultonborough, N. H. 

1956. i. JOHN L., b. Oct. 18, 1826; m. Abbie Fox. 

956. WILLIAM KING BATCHELDER (William, Peter. John, Stephen, 
Nathaniel, Nathaniel. Stephen), b. Lisbon, Me., year 1812; m. Octavia Pinkhani ; 
b. Lisbon, Me. ; m. 2d, Eliza Andrews, b. Paris, Me. She res. Oakland, Cal. ; res. 
Lisbon and Lewiston, Me. 

1957- i- CHARLES F., b. Aug. 20, 183S; m. Lillia G. Adams. 

1958. ii. EDITH. 

1959. iii. ELIZABETH, b. ; res. Oakland, Cal. 

i960, iv. ELLA, b. ; res. Melrose, Mass. 

964. CHARLES J. BATCHELDER (William. Peter, John, Stephen. Nathan- 
iel, Nathaniel, Stephen), b. Lisbon, Me., Feb. 17, 1817; m. 1837, Keziah Kempton; 
res. Sidney, Me. 

1961. i. JAMES, b. ; d. ae. 3. 

1962. ii. EDWIN, b. 1844; drowned off Cape Horn in 1864. 



966. ELBRIDGE G. BATCHELDER (William, Peter, John, Stephen. Na- 
thaniel, Nathaaiel, Stephen), b. Lisbon, Me., Nov. 5, 1819; m. Feb. 26, 1852, Harriet 
Hmkley, b. Dec. 2, 1825. He was a tinner. He d. Jan. 31, 1867; res. Vassal- 
boro, Me. 

1963. i. HATTIE P., b. Feb. 3, 1853; d. Sept. 20, 1881; unm. in Para, South 


1964. ii. WILLIAM, b. April 19, 1855 ; m. Olive L. Ross. 

978. DAVID P. BACHELDER (Edward C, Josiah, John, Stephen, Nathan- 
iel, Nathaniel, Stephen), b. No. Hampton, N. H.. Sept. 23, 1817; m. Newton, N. H., 
Oct. 30. 1841, Betsey Carter, b. Sept. 8, 1821; d. July 20, 1*547; ^^- 2d., 11, 
1848, Ursula S. French, d. Jan., 1S70; m. 3d, Oct. 4, 1870 Lydia S. Doe, d. March, 
1877; m. 4th, Aug. II, i838, Mrs. Sarah P. Sawyer, b. Jan. 8, 1832. He is a car- 
penter; res. Newton and Stratham, N. H. 

igbs. i. LUCIE ANN. b. Jan, 20, 1845; m. June 3, 1865, Rye, N. H., Hon. 
Jusiah D. Prescott, b. Dec. 16, 1831; res. Kensington, N. H. Is 
prominent in town affairs; has been representative in the legisla- 
ture ; resided with his father on a part of the farm that was owned 
by his grandfather, Robert. Ch.: a. Hiram E., b. Jan. 24, 1867; 
m. Sept. 10, 1890; res. 23 Mechanic street, Haverhill, Mass. 
b. Geo. A., b. June 5, 1870; res. Kensington, c. Herbert M., b. 
Feb. 12, 1873; res. Haverhill, d. Roswell P., b. Feb. 6, 1880; 
res. K. 

1966. ii. ALBERT A., b. Feb. 20, 1843; m. Sarah F. Blodgett. 

1967. iii. DAVID EDWARD, b. July 5, 1847; d. Jan. 1850. 

984. PAGE BATCHELDER (Stephen, Stephen, Stephen, Stephen, Nathaniel, 
Nathaniel, Stephen), b. Deerfii-ld, N. H., July 8, 1788; ni. there, Feb. 28, 1811, 
Betsey Barliett Darrah, b. June i3, 1786; d. Sept. 13, 1879. He was a farmer. He 
d. Nov. II, 1859: res. Deertiekl, N. H. 

1968. i. DUDLEY THOMAS, b. July 7, 1824; m. Nov. 3, 1850, Lettice 

Buker Campbell, b. Jan. g, 1823. He is a retail grocer; res. s. p. 
Newburyport, Mass. He was born in the country town of Deer- 
ficld, N. H.. where the 
school advantages 
were none of the best, 
and the opportunities 
for hard work unex- 
celled. Until he was 
18 he had labored on 
the farm, but, being 
ambitious, attended 
the Pembroke academy 
and at Northtield, N. 
H., at which latter 
place he was under the 
instruction of Prof. 
Sanborn, author of 
Sanborn's grammar. 
He taught school sev- 
eral winters and had 
several invitations to 
enter a profession, but 
feeling his dependence 
he concluded to start 
out for himself. His 

first vote was in Deer field, for John P. Hale, who had resigned his 
seat in congress because he was instructed to vote for the annexa- 
tion of Texas as a slave state. He has voted with the Rei)ublican 
party ever since, and was proud ot the privilege of voting for 
McKinley for president. He went to Newburyport in the spring 
of 1846, and has remained since. He started in the grocer's work 
for Chesley & Merrill, and worked for them several years, when 
he concluded to undertake for himself. He has been in the shoe 
trade over twenty years and in the grocery trade over twenty 













years, and still continues in the same. During fifty years of his 
life in Newburyport he has held many important positions in the 
city government, orders of Masons and Odd Fellows, and especially 
in the Baptist church, of wftich he is deacon. 
1969. ii. DANIEL CLARKE, b. Oct. 3, 1811; m. Mary Randall and 

CHILD, b. and d. same day. 

STEPHEN JAMES, b. Sept. 4, 1813; m. Sarah A. Hale. 
JOHN BARTLETT. b. Feb. 24, 1816; m. Rhoda Durgan. 
GEO. COFFIN, b. Jan. 8, 1819; m. Dorothy J. Folsom. 
MOSES BROWN, b. April 15, 1821; d. Manchester, N. H., Sept. 
22, 1845. 

1002. GREENLEAF CILLEY BATCHELDER (Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Ste- 
phen, Stephen, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Stephen), b. Chichester, N. H., 1810; m. in Bos- 
ton, Elizabeth Clesby, d. in Boston, 1863. He was the youngest of his family; left hi;: 
home very early in life, and came from New Hampshire to Boston. He became inter- 
ested in the lumber business, having contracts with the government to supply ship 
timber for the Charlestown Navy Yard. At the age of 35 he thought he had enough 
money to retire upon, and invested it in real estate, mostly at the west end of 
Boston. He was a man of dignity and strong character ; his manners were those 
natural to good breeding. He was very tond of fine horses, and owned some of the 
best in the city. At the age of 45, one of his horses ran away with him. He was 
on his way to a farm which he owned in Roxbury (now a part of Boston) with his 
foreman. They were both thrown out of the carriage, and his skull was fractured, 
and, after lingering several months, he died from the effect of this accident. He d. 
1855; res. Boston, Mass. 

1975. i. GREENLEAF WILLIAMS, b. July 27, 1841: m. Elizabeth C. 


1976. ii. DAU. , b ; d. ae. 10. 

1977. iii. , b. ; m. George Bundy, of Boston. Ch. : i. Herman. 

2. Bertram. 

1013. EDMUND BACHELDER (David, David, Simon, Stephen, Nathaniel, 
Nathaniel, Stephen), b. Deerfield, N. H., 1801; m. Seabrooke, N. H., Jan. 28, 1828, 
Nancy Smith, b. 1799; d. Sept. 12, 1S85. He d. March 3, 1882; res. So. Deerfield, 
N. H. 

1978. i. MARTHA ANN S., b. Nov. 28, 1828; d. Oct. 17, 1S46. 

1979. "• NATHAN S., b. Oct. 19, 1830; m. Mary Ritchie and Mar- 

garette . 

1980. iii. MARY JANE, b. Nov. 10, 1S36; m. Moses Lake; res. E. Pem- 

broke, N. H. 

1981. iv. DAVID S., b. May 7, 1833; m. Sarah A. Lake. 

1014. TIMOTHY BATCHELDER (Simeon, David, Simon, Stephen, Nathan- 
iel, Nathaniel, Stephen), b. Allenstown, N. H., March 14, 1804; m. Deerfield, Feb. 4, 
1827, Mary B. Pickering, b. 1796; d. Aug. 28, 1843; ^n- 2d, Eliza A. Blaisdell, of 
Deerfield, s. p.; d. April 2, 1867. The ancestors of Timothy Batchelder were by 
occupation tanners. Timothy was born in Allenstown, N. H., in the old homestead, 
on March 14, 1804. Within a short distance of the place of his birth, he carried on 
his business, that of a hotel man, until his death on April 16, 1851. His grand- 
father, sad as it may seem, not only deprived the Colonies of his assistance in the 
War of the Revolution, but actually shouldered his musket and walked to Ports- 
mouth, N. H., a distance of forty miles, and there assisted the British soldiers to 
land upon our coast. When the War of 181 2 broke out between Great Britain and 
the United States, Timothy, then a lad of eight summers, watched our soldiers 
as they passed his home on their way to the seaport town to meet the fo'-eign 
enemy. The sound of the drum had already charmed him. Even before this age 
he had attended the musters in his own and the surrounding towns with his father. 
Anyone who could beat a drum or play a fife was the most popular fellow in the 
community, especially upon these great occasions. At these musters it was no 
unusual sight to see some of the simple-hearted yeomanry around their favorite of 
the drum and fife, listening and looking with open-eared and open-eyed wonder, 
forgetful of everything save this all-absorbing sound and sight. Timothy teased 
his father to buy him a drum ; the drum was secured and shortly thereafter no 


muster was a success unless Timothy was there to manipulate the drumsticks. The 
little fellow, too small to carry the drum himself, his father performed this menial 
ofl&ce for him, and proud and happy he was in doing this for so talented a son as he 
had in his boy Timothy, and in the office of drum major, to which he was subse- 
quently appointed, he was no disappointment to anyone. 

The hotel of which he was the landlord was situated in Deerfield, N. H., just 
over the AUenstown line. It was on the great highway running from Concord to 
Portsmouth, which was the old stage route. At his hotel all the stages stopped to 
change horses, and here the passengers alighted from their uncomfortable seats to 
partake of the good things at his table. Landlord Batchelder was a very kind- 
hearted and popular man. He continued to run this hotel until his death, which 
occurred when he was 47 years of age. In 1827 he married Mary P. Pickering, of 
New Market, N. H, who died Aug. 28, 1843. A few years afterwards he married 
Eliza A. Blaisdell, of Deerfield, N. H,, who survived him several years. By his 
first wife he had three children — Georgianna, John P. and Horace W. ; the former 
died in New York in 1886; his son John resides in AUenstown and his son Horace 
resides in Suncook, N. H. Timothy, by his second wife, had no children. Dau. 
of Amos P. and Sally Blaisdell. He d. April 16, 1851. Res. Deerfield, N. H. 

1982. i. JOHN P.. b. Jan. 18, 1835; m. Betsey B. Marden. 

1983. ii. HORACE W.. b. 1S38; m. Sarah J. Appleton. 

1984. iii. GEORGIANNA., b. ; m. Samuel Clark, of Concord, N. H. 

He died, leaving three ch., who are all dead. She m. 2d, George 
W. Ela, who d.'in 1893. She d. 1886. 

1023. DANIEL BACHELDER (Jeremiah, Jeremiah, Jeremiah, Stephen, Na- 
thaniel, Nathaniel, Stephen), b. Deerfield, N. H., May 19, 1803; m. in AUenstown, 
1830, SaUy Bachelder. b. Dec. 17, 1808; d. May 27, 1884, in Candia, N. H. He d. 
Sept. I, 1881. Res. AUenstown and Derry, N. H. 

1985. i. JAMES M., b. May i. 1832; m. DrusiUa Foster and Annie M. Craig. 

1986. ii. CHARLES C, b. Nov. 24, 1833; d. young. 

1987. iii. DANIEL W., b. May 7, 1838; d. Dec. 6, 1851. 

1988. iv. EMMA P., b. March 4, 1853; i^- Charles T. Kearney. Shed. Aug. 

29, 1882. 

1989. V. ELLA K., b. March 4, 1S53; m. Frank Palten. 

1990. vi. GEO. W., b. May 11, 1831; m. Louise Brickett. 

1030. JAMES BATCHELDER (Samuel. John, Samuel, Samuel, Nathaniel, 
Nathaniel, Stephen), b. Northwood, N. H., Feb. 23, 1796; m. there July 11, 1824, 
Matilda Starbard, b. 1800; d. 1S60. He d. 1S65. Res. Newmarket and Northwood, 
N. H. 

1991. i. OLIVE A., b. Oct. 3, 1824; m. in Lee, N. H., 1844, Davis Lang, of 

Lee, res. Northwood Ridge, N. H. ; b. 1830; d, s. p. 1883. Was 
a farmer. 

1992. ii. HENRY G., b. ; d. 1845. 

1993. iii. NEWTON, b. ; d. 1868. 

1994. iv. TAPPEN W.. b. 1849. 

1995. V. HENRY, b. 1851; res. Peru, lU. 

1996. vi, JAMES T., b. 1832; m. in 1865 in Peru, lU., Mary R. Tilden. Res. 

Peru. Ch. : i. Franc A., b. Aug. i, 1866; m. Jan. 4, 1S93, Orpha 
Robinson, b. Dec. 26, 1868. Is a farmer. Res. Peru, III. Ch. : 
a. Roland, b. Oct. 2, 1894. b. Vernon, b. Aug. 19, 1895. 

1033. DEA. SHADRACH BATCHELDER (Samuel, John, Samuel, Samuel. 
Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Stephen), b. Northwood, N. H., Nov. 3, 1804; m. Jane Maria 
Sanborn, of Haverhill, Mass., b. Aug. 7, 1807, dau. of Lieut. Reuben; d. 1882. He 
d. 1873. Res. Northwood, N. H., and HaverhUl, Mass. 

1997. i. BENJ. FRANKLIN, b. ; was a dentist in New York City, 122 

W. Twentv-second st. ; d. May 28, 1896. 

1998. ii. WILLIAM SANBORN, b. ; res. HaverhiU, Mass. 

1999. iii. ORIN T., b. Jan. 4, 1845; m. Ada M. Ayer. 

1034. OILMAN S. BATCHELDER (Samuel. John, Samuel, Samuel, Na- 
thaniel, Nathaniel, Stephen), b. Northwood, N. H., April 26, 1807; m. Clarissa 

Batchelder, b. 1809; d. April 27, 1862; dau. of (see); m. 2d, Mrs. (James) 

Langley. He was a farmer. He d. Sept. 21, 1882. Res. Northwood, N. H. 

2000. i. CHARLES H., b. ; m. Davis, res. Nottingham, N. H. 

2001. ii. GEORGE G., b. May i, 1831; m. Amanda J. Davis. 


2002. iii. JOHN G.. b. May 4, 1842; m. . He d. s. p. Sept. 14, 1880. 

2003. iv. CLARA A., b. 1840; m. 1862, Gilbert Watson. Shed. Dec. 9. Left 

I child. 

2004. V. JAMES E., b. ; m. and res. Northwood, N. H. 

2005. vi. OLIVE ABBIE, b. Oct. 4, 1848; m. A. G. M. Maker, of Lynn, She 

d. s. p. Oct. 28, 1881. 

2006. vii. EMMA, b. ; m. FuUerton, of Lynn, and res. there. 

Later m. 2d. 

2007. viii. SAMUEL b. ; res. Northwood. N. H. 

2008. ix. SARAH, b. May 14, 1835; m. W. H. Davis, res. Nottingham, N. H. 

She d. Nov. 13, 1870. 

1039. SAMUEL BATCHELDER (Samuel, John, Samuel, Samuel, Nathaniel, 
Nathaniel, Stephen), b. Northwood, N. H., Oct. 15, 1817; m. . He d. Man- 
chester, N. H. Res. Haverhill, Mass., and Manchester, N. H., 41 Appleton st. 

2009. i. DAUGHTER, b. ; m. Darrah, res. Beafurd, N. H. 

1040. BLYTH LAWS BATCHELDER (Samuel, John, Samuel, Samuel, Na- 
thaniel, Nathaniel, Stephen), b. Northwood, N. H., Sept. 16, 1819; m. Haverhill, 
Mass., Aug. 27, 1842, Abigail Eaton Aver, b. July 24, 1823. He was a painter. 
He d. Jan. 17, 1889. Res. Haverhill and' Lynn, Mass. 

2(.io. i. ARTHUR N., b. Feb. 24, 1843; m. Harriet W. Averill. 

2011. li. ALBERT BENSON, b. July ij, 1847; m. June 15, 1871, Maria 

Fulansbee, and Dec. 15, 1SS4, Olivia M. Fenner, b. May 12, 1857; 
d. Oct. 20, 1894. He res. s. p. 13 Wisconsin st., flat 3, Chicago, 
111. : is an accountant. 

uel, Samuel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Stephen), b. Northwood, N. H., Feb. 16, 1807; m. 
Sept. 13, 1828, Comfort Hill, dau. of Jonathan, of Northwood, b. Sept. 21, 1797; d. 
Aug. 10, 1873. He d. Feb. 23, 1S74. Res. Deerfield, N. H. 

2012. i. MARTIN V. B., b. Aug. 21, 1829; d. April 3, 1861. 

2013. ii. CHARLES T., b. July 23, 1831; m. C. Adelia Doolittle. 

2014. iii. JONATHAN H., b. Nov. 12, 1835; m. Flora J. Cram. 

2015. iv. MARY E. b. Sept. 27, 1837; m. Joseph T. Brown. She d. June 15, 

1887. Son of Dr. Stephen Brown. Res. N. Ch. : i. Cora M. 
2. Geo. W. res. Deerfield, N. H. 

1049. NATHANIEL BATCHELDER (John, Increase, Samuel, Samuel, Na- 
thaniel, Nathaniel, Stephen), b. Northwood, N. H., April 18, 1S03; m. Deerfield, 
N. H., Sally Griffin, dau. of Benj. She d. in Deerfield. Res. Northwood, N. H. 

2016. i. HORACE S., b. May 31, 1831; m. Lizzie A. Harvey. 

1052. ALBERT J. BATCHELDER (John, Increase, Samuel, Samuel, Na- 
thaniel, Nathaniel, Stephen), b. Northwood, N. H., Sept. 28, 1820; m. . Res. 


2017. i. BELLE S. 

2018. ii. FRANK A. 

2019. iii. J. WALTER. 

2020. iv. JOSEPH C. 

1059. JOHN HENRY BATCHELDER (Increase, Increase. Samuel, Samuel, 
Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Stephen), b. Salem, Mass., Jan. 23, 1818; m. Thomsonville, 
Ct., March 19, 1S46, Emma Eaton Dodge, b. Dec. 28, 1820; d. Jan. 14, 1875. He d. 
March 30, 1895. Res. Saiem, Mass. 

2021. i. GEORGE HENRY, b. Jan. 17. 1847; d. Salem Aiig. 4, 1871. 

Drummer boy 3d Regt. Heavy Artillery, M. V. M. ; enlisted Sept. 
16, 1863; expiration of service, Sept. iS, 1865. 

2022. ii. FRANCIS DODGE, b. Aug. 11, 1848; d. July 5, 1849. 

2023. iii. WALTER PUTNAM, b. Aug. 29, 1855; d. July 28, 1873. 

2024. iv. ALBERT W., b. Aug. 15, 1857; m. Annah L. Lee. 

1064. RICHARD HOOKER BATCHELDER (Increase, Increase, Samuel, 
Samuel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Stephen), b. Salem, Mass., Feb. 4, 1820; m. there 
Sept. 2, 1841, Jeannette Hussey Woodman, b. Sept. 26, 1S18; d. Salem Feb. 20, 1874. 
He was accidentallv killed on the railroad. He d. April 5, 1867. Res. Salem, Mass. 

2025. i. MARY ELIZABETH, b. Salem April 21. 1843; d. October, 1877; 

m. David A. Nichols, at Jamaica Plains, Mass. ; no issue. 


2026. ii. JANE ELLEN, b. Salem, June 19, 1845; m. Aug. 30, 1866; m. ist, 

James Albert Smith, b. Salem; d. Salem, Aug. 24, 1878. Present 
address, Mrs. Jane E. Sanderson, March st. , Salem, Mass. Had: 

1. Alice Cleveland, b. Sept. iS, 1869; m. March 27, 1S95. Frederick 
Archer Coker. 2. James Albert, b. Nov. 24. 1S73. 3. Percy Can- 
ning, b. June 13, 1875. 4. Frank Cleaves, b. Dec. 23, 1877; m. 
2d, Feb. 9, 1885, John A. Sanderson, b. July 27, 1830, d. Nov. 12, 
i8g6. No issue. 

2027. iii, FRANCIS DODGE, b. Oct. 26, 184S. Address unknown. 

1066. JOSEPH BATCHELDER (Increase, Increase, Samuel, Samuel, Na- 
thaniel, Nathaniel, Stephen), b. Salem, Mass., March i, 1825; m. June 10, 1849, 
Mary Ann Adams, b. 1829: d. Salem, 1882. Res. Salem, Mass., Ropes st. 

2028. i. JOSEPH EDWIN, b. Salem Nov. 5, 1851; unm. 

2029. ii. KATIE TAYLOR, b. Mctrch 18, 1857, Salem; d. Sept. 17, i860, 


2030. lii. EMMA SWASEY, b. Dec. 9, 1859. Salem; unm. 

2031. iv. WARREN ADAMS, b. April 7. 1864; m. Sept. 23, 1891, Elizabeth 

Nancy Batchelder, b. Feb. 13, 1869. Had: Joseph Hawthorne, 
b. June 2, 1895, Salem; d. Oct. 7, 1895, Salem. 

1067. CHARLES MILTON BATCHELDER (Increase, Increase, Samuel, 
Samuel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Stephen), b. Salem, Mass., Dec. 17, 1827; m. July 
22, 1849, Henrietta Woodman, b. Frankfort, Me., June 15, 1828; d. Jan. 30, 1886; 
m. 2d, Nov. 7, 1890, Frances Stacey Brown. He is a blacksmith. Res. Salem, 

TlTo eg 

2032. i. HENRIETTA WOODMAN, b. Salem Dec. 29, 1850; m. ist, Adon- 

iram Judson Cate, deceased, Sept. 9, 1S72; m. 2d, Luther A. Sears, 
July 13, 1895. Present address, Henrietta Sears, Front St., Stone- 
ham, Mass. Cate d. Sept. 13, 1891; was b. Sept. 9, 1S12. Ch. : 
Aaron Judson Cate, b. Sept. 3, 1873. Lillian Mabell, b. Salem, 
Mass., July 16, 1875; m. Nov. 4, 1896, to Vernon Howe Bailey, 
of Philadelphia, Pa.; P. O. address, 355 Massachusetts av. , Bos- 
ton, Mass. Laura Jane Cate, b. May 22, 1878, Salem, Mass. ; 
address. Box 137, Stuneham, Mass. 

2033. ii. MARY ELLA, b. Salem, Nov. 27, 1857; rn. Sept. 11, 1883, Joseph W. 

Smethurst, b. Oct. i, 185S; residence, Salem, Mass. 

1068. BENJAMIN F. BACHELDER (John. Josiah, Samuel, Samuel, Na- 
thaniel, Nathaniel, Stephen), b. Jan. 15, 1813, Barrington, N. H. ; m. Strafford 
Sept. 6. 1837. Sarah Ann Jenness, b. Nov. i, 1814. Res. Strafford, N. H. He is a 
carpenter. Res. Northwood and Manchester, N. H. 

2034. i. GEO. W., b. Feb. 13, 1844; unm.; res. S4Loomisst., Chicago, 111. 

He is a printer. 

2035. ii. ELLEN A., Nov. 10, 1838; m. 1871 John Clay, res. Manchester, 

N. H. He d. 1878. 

2036. iii. MARY I., b. June 14, 1842; unm.; res. Manchester, 383 Manches- 

ter st. 
20'?7. iv. JOHN L., b. May 29, 1846; unm.; is a carpenter; res. Jamestown, 

2038. v. SOLON B., b. July 15, 1852; m. Mav, 1893, Clara E. Rayworth. 

Res. Manchester, N. H. Ch. : 1. Hattie R., b. Sept. 6, 1S74. 

2. Gracie M., b. July 4, 1876; d. Sept. 2, 1893. 

2039. vi. EVA A., b. Sept. 24, 1854; m. Jan. i, 1885, George W. Davis. She 

d. Jan. 8, 1S92. 

1069. NATHANIEL BROWN BACHELDER (John, Josiah, Samuel, Samuel, 
Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Stephen), b. Barrington, N. H. Aug. i, 1827; m. Nov. 12, 
1849, Nancy Johnson Jenness, b. Feb. 3, 1825; d. July 13, 1878; m. 2d, Manchester, 
Dec. I, 1880, Lucy M. Reid, b. Sept. 21, 1847; d. Feb. 16, 1893. He is a farmer by 
occupation and a shoemaker by trade. Res. Newton, N. H. 

2040. i. EMMA CORA, b. Oct. 23, i860; m. July 12, 1893, William F. Hodg- 

don ; res. So. Berwick, Me. He was b. June 22, 1862. Is a farmer; 
s. p. 

2041. ii. FLOYD A., b. Feb. 14, 1883; res. N. 

2042. iii. ALBERT E., b. April 23, 1854; d. Dec. 12, 1881. 


1073. JOHN BATCHELDER (John, Abraham, Samuel, Samuel, Nathaniel, 
Nathaniel, Stephen), b. Meredith, N. H., Oct. 25, 1815; m. there, Sept. 8, 1849, 
Caroline Folsora, b. June 2, 1829. John Batchelder, son of Dea. John Batchelder, 
was born on the old homestead farm in that part of the town of Meredith, N. H. 
(now a part of the city of Laconia). He remained at home until his eighteenth year, 
acquiring a common school education, when he went to Meredith village, and ap- 
prenticed himself to a Mr. Lang, a wheelwright and cabinet maker. At the close 
of his apprenticeship he went to Boston, Mass., and engaged in the business of 
pianoforte case making, where he remained until after his thirtieth year, when fail- 
ing eyesight compelled him to give up the business, and he returned to the old 
farm, where he purchased considerable land and settled down to take care of his 
father and stepmother. He married Carroline Folsome, daughter of his stepmother. 
They had eight children, the first a daughter who died in infancy. The others 
were. John F. ; Frank A., who died in his ninth year; Freeman H. ; Burton L. , 
Lyman P.; Edward W., and Alice, who died in her second year. At the death 
of his father he came into possession of the old homestead. Early in life he united 
with the Freewill Baptist Church of Meredith. In politics he was first a Whig, 
then he joined the Know Nothing party, and a few years later the Republican 
party, with wh:ch he has since remained. He still lives on the old farm, his son, 
Freeman H., living with him and caring for him in his old age. He was always a 
retiring, modest man, simple in his tastes and habits. With a good memory, and 
a constant reader of political history, he possesses an unusual fund of information 
along these lines, and though eighty-one years of age his interest in national aifairs, 
both at home and abroad, is as strong as ever. Res. Meredith and Laconia, N. H. 

JOHN F., b. Dec. 29, 1851; m. Abbie E. Bartlett. 

FRANK A., b. July 13, 1854: d. Jan. 27, 1862. 

FREEMAN H., b. July 23 1857: unm. ; res. Meredith Centre, N. H. 

BURTON L., b. Oct. 28. 1863; unm.; res. Meredith Centre, N. H. 

LYMAN P.. b. July 22. 1867; unm.; res. Meredith Centre, N. H. 

EDWARD W.. b. Feb. 11, 1870; res. Los Angeles, Calif. 

ALICE, b. April 3, 1872; d. June, 1873. 

1074. ALVIN JAY BATCHELDER (John. Abraham, Samuel, Samuel, Na- 
thaniel. Nathaniel, Stephen), b. Northwood, N. H., July 5, 1820; m. June 27, 1842, 
Sarah Smith Lawrence, b. Sept. 11. 1823. He was a blacksmith by trade. He d. 
Sept. 15, 1879. Res. Meredith and Hill, N. H., and Charlestown, Mass. 

2055. i. WILLIAM E., res. Concord, N. H. 

2056. ii. ANNIE, b. — . 

2057. iii. EMMAF.,b. . 

2058. iv. GEORGE, b. . 

2059. V. JOHN, b. . 















10S4. WILLIAM BATCHELDER (Solomon, Abraham, Samuel, Samuel, Na- 
thaniel, Nathaniel, Stephen), b. ; m. Ann W. Sanborn, b. Aug. 15, 1819; d. 

, s. p; m. 2d, Deb')ran Rowe; m. 3d, Lizzie Perkins. Res. Meredith, N. H. 

2060. i. ONE CHILD, by 3d wife; d. young. 

1091. LYMAN BATCHELDER (Nathaniel, Abraham, Samuel, Samuel, Na- 
thaniel, Nathaniel, Stephen), b. N. H., ; m. Mary A. Moses. Res. Manchester, 

N. H. 

2061. i. NELLIE, b. . 

1092. WILLIAM JACKSON BATCHELDER (Ira, Samuel, Samuel, Samuel, 
Nathaniel, Nathaniel. Stephen), b. Dorset, Vt., Oct. 30. 1845; m. Boston, Mass., 
Jan. 12, 1869, Nellie Augusta Whittier, b. Oct. 24, 1845. He is an engraver. Res. 
Haverhill, Mass.. 40 Green st. 

2of.2. i. HARRIS WHITTIER, b. Dec. r6, 1878. Is a jeweler; res. at home. 

2063. ii. EDWARD IRA, b. May 10, 1882. 

1095. MARK BATCHELDER (Ira. Samuel, Samuel. vSamuel, Nathaniel, Na- 
thaniel, Stephen), b. Dorset, Vt., Nov. 6, 1831; m. New York City Nov. 11, 1866, 
Mary Smith, b. Jan. 6, 1845. He d. Feb. 14, 1883. Re.s. Dorset, Vt. 

2064. i. JOHN S., b. May 15. 1872; m. Sept. 27, 1895, Minnie L. Gould, b. 

Oct. 28, 1874. He is a jeweler; res. s. p. Haverhill, Mass. 
2o6^. ii. WILLIAM M., b. April 13, 1870; m. Jan. 15, 1S91, and res. Dorset, 


: 1099. SIMON BATCHELDER (Simon, Davis. Henry, Samuel, Nathaniel, 
Nathaniel, Stephen), b. Northwood, N. H., Feb. 28, 1786; m. there Sally Batchelder, 
dau. of Henry (See), b. May 25, 1788; m. 2d, June 2, 1816, Mrs. Elizabeth B. (Wal- 
dron) Pease, dau. of Col. Isaac Waldron, of Barrington, b. Sept. 9, 1789; d. Sept. 
19, 1820; m. 3d, May 29, 1825, Hannah B. Waldron, sister of Elizabeth, b. April 11, 
1794. Res. Northwood, N. H. 

2066. i. MATILDA B., b. June 22, 1811; m. Feb. 8, 1832, Hazen Hill. Ch. . 

I. Lorenzo B. ; he enlisted in the First Maine Cavalry in the fall 
of 1 86 1 and was shot from his horse in the battle of Winchester 
during Banks' retreat, thus rendered incapable of further active 
service in the field, but was retained in the provost marshal's office 
till the close of the war, and for some time was assistant post- 
master at Augusta, Me. 2. Henry F. ; he enlisted as first 
sergeant, was afterwards promoted to the office of captain of Com- 
pany I, 7th Maine Volunteers, Aug. 21, 1861, and was killed at the 
battle of Spottsylvania May 12, 1864. 3. Sarah Matilda. 

2067. ii. GEO. WALDRON, b. Feb. 26, 1817; m. in Oriskany Falls, N. Y., 

Nov. 15, 1848, Adaline Willard, b. Feb. 14, 1824. He was a mer- 
chant and teacher for many years, and died in Blooraington, 111., 
where the family now reside. Ch. : i. George L., b. May 21, 
1855, 2. Ida B. Gee, b. Jan. 30, i860. 3. Eugene C, b. June 3, 

2068. iii. ELIZABETH ANN, b. Oct. 18, 1818; d. Oct. 18, 1821. 

2069. iv. ELIZABETH, b. March i, 1816; m. Wm. W. Stackpole, of New- 

market. Ch. ; I. Alfred, b. Nov. 12, 18—; d. Oct. 20, 18 — . 2. 
EDWIN, b. Nov. 26, 18 — ; was in the Civil War; ism. and res. 
Exeter, N. H. 

HOT. CAPT. LEVI BATCHELDER (Simon, Davis, Henry, Samuel, Na- 
thaniel, Nathaniel, Stephen), b. July 31, 1790; m. Mary Sherburn, b. FeD. 27, 1800; 
d. Sept. II, 1861. She was dau. of Samuel and Nancy (Randall) Sherburn. He d. 
. Res. Manchester, N. H. 

2070. i. MARY ELIZABETH, b. May 22, 1823; m. June, 1841, John M. 

Harvey. Ch. : i. Arianna Wallace, b. 1845; d. May 15, 1848. 
He d. March 19, 1848. She m. Aug. i, 1850, Dr. John S. Elliott, 
of Manchester, who d. Nov. 29, 1S76. 

1102. CAPT. BENJAMIN BATCHELDER (Simon, Davis, Henry, Samuel, 
Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Stephen), b. Aug. 15, 1796; m. Nov. 27, 1823, Mary Crockett, 
b. 1798; d. May 28, 1835; m. 2d, Mrs. Mehitable (Berry) Sherburn, wid. of Samuel 
Sherburn and dau. of Col. Wm. Berry, of Pittsfield, b. 1796; d. Oct. 27, 1872. He 
d. April 19, 1864. Res. Northwood, N. H. 

2071. i. ANN MARIA, b. July 25, 1825; m. Samuel S. Moore, res. N. Ch. : 

Albert B. 

1103. DEARBORN BATCHELDER (Henry, Davis, Henry, Samuel, Nathan- 
iel, Nathaniel, Stephen), b. Northwood, N. H., March 30, 1778; m. Sally Nealley. 
She d. in Epsom ae. 77. He was a farmer and later hotel keeper in Epsom. He 
d. in E. in 1859. Res. Meredith and Epsom, N. H. 

2072. i. HENRY, b. Aug. 5, 1800; m. Sarah V. Dolloff. 

2073. ii. GEORGE W.. b. 1816; m. Abigail Wells. 

2074. iii. BETSEY, b. in 1799; ™- Meredith, N. H., February, 1827, James 

Mathews, son John; d. Groton, N. H., Nov. 13, 1883. She d. Dec. 
28, 1875. Ch. : I. Mary Jane, b. Nov. 20. 1829; m. Oct. 7, 1849; 
Absolam Stanley. Ch. : a. Albert, b. 1850; m. Flora Bradbury, 
res. 128 Granite st. , Quincy, Mass.; b. Edith; c. Jim, b. 1858; 
m. and res. 218 First St., New York, N. Y. ; d. Lena; e. Eliza F., 
b. 1S56; m. 18S0 Allen Chisholm, res. 389 Amherst st., Manchester, 
N. H. ; has two ch. f. Hattie, b. 1865; m. John Gill, res. 124 
Granite St., Quincy, Mass. 2. John D., d. Oct. 7, 1855. 3. Har- 
riet Mathews Bliven, res. New London, Conn. 4. Eliza Eastman, 
res. Hooksett, N. H. 5. Sarah Kirby, res. 16 Walnut st., Lowell, 
Mass. 6. Charles D. , res. Groton, N. H. 7. Tamson B. Kennie, 
res. No. Groton, N. H. 

2075. iv. GORDON, b. ; m. Charlotte Rand. 


2076. V. SALLY, b. ; m. Curtis Willey. Ch. : Jane and Anna, res. 

Prov., R. I.; Horace, res. Manchester, N. H., and Curtis, in 

2077. vi. CHARLES, b. ; d. ae. 19. 

2078. vii. IRA. 

2079. viii. NpALLY. 

2c8o. ix. SAMUEL, b. ; m. White. He had several ch. ; one is 

Edward, in Northwood. 

2081. X. JOHN, b. ; m. . Ch. : George, John, Edward and 


2082. xi. ADELINE, b. ; m. M. D. Philbnck, res. Concord, N. H. 

1 1 12. BENJAMIN BATCHELDER (Jonathan, Davis, Henry, Samuel, Na- 
thaniel, Nathaniel, Stephen), b. , N. H., April 24. 1786; m. Jan. 11, 1815, 

Mehilable Cilley. b. June 23, 1793; d. Oct. 5, i860, in Bradford, Vt. He was a 
farmer. Mehitable Ciliey's mother was Abigail Webster, a near relative of Daniel 
Webster. He d. Feb. 27, 1857. Res. Grantham, N. H., and Fairlee;^, Vt. 

2083. i. ABIGAIL, b. Aug 7, 1S15; m. Estus Mclntire, of Charlton, I\Iass. 

She d. Sept. g, 1864. A child is Rufus N. Mclntire, 24 Man- 
chester st., Worcester, Mass. 

2084. ii. CLARISSA JANE, b. Dec. 13, 1819; m. Charlton, March 5, 1844, 

Daniel Bullard, of Sturbridge, Mass. She d. Sept. 8, 1879. He 
was b. Sturbridge, Mass., May 29, 1815; d. Vershire, Vt., Oct. 18, 
1892. Was a farmer. Ch. : i. Caroline Elizabeth, b. June 17, 
1S45; m. at Vershire Aug. 31, 1862, Richard Wdliam Barrett, b. 
June 3, 183;; res. Coppersfield, Vt. Ch. : a. Ellena Barrett was 
b. July 6, 1866; was m. Sept. 8, 1892; her present name is Ellena 

B. Johnson, Copperfield, Vt. 

2085. iii. BENJAMIN, b. July i, 1822; m. Louisa Nickerson, of Chatham, 

Mass. He was in the array, was wounded twice in the arm and 
leg, but served his time out and had an honorable discharge. He 
d. Nov. 24, 1883. A dau. is Mrs. Mary J. Brown, res. Chatham, 

2086. iv. JOSEPH W., b. Dec. 4, 1823, m. Harriet Corey, of Sharon, Vt. 

He d. Nov. 25, 1861. A child is Albert A. Batchelder, Lyndon- 
ville, Vt. 

2087. V. AZRO H., b. Aug. 25, 1827; m. Aug. 24, 1853, Aurelia Fox, of 

Sharon, Vt., b. April 11, 1835; d. May 29, 1896. He is a farmer. 
Res. Strafford, Vt. Ch. : i. Franklin P., b. Oct. 31, 1854; d. 
March 20, 1856. 2. Geo. W., b. Nov. 25, 1856; m. 1875. 3. Mary 
E., b. Aug. 15, 1858. 4. Henry M., b. June 23, i860. 5. Emma 

C, b. Aug. 15, 1S64; d. 1874. 6. Charles G., b. Aug. 18, 1865; d. 
1874. 7. John P., b. May 8. 1867; d. 1874. 8. Andrew T., b. 
Feb. 6, i86g. q. Jennie A., b. July 16, 1871; d. 1877. 

2088. vi. SARAH ALZIR'A, b. Oct. 22. 1831; m. Chatham, Mass., Nov. 25, 

1852, Reuben Nickerson. He was b. Jan. 4, 1834. Res. i. Gross 
Court, Worcester, Mass. Ch. : i. Emma Alzira Nickerson was 
b. in Chatham, Mass., Oct. 25, 1854; m. in Charlton, Mass., Nov. 
26. 1874, to Charles E. Rich. Address, North Oxford, Mass. 

2089. vii. JONATHAN, b. Dec. 23, 1835; d. unm. Oct. 6, 1862. He was a 

clergyman in the M. E. Church and had preached about_four years 
when he died. 

1 123. CALVIN BATCHELDER (Benjamin. Davis, Henry, Samuel. Nathaniel, 
Nathaniel, Stephen), b. Belmont. Me., Oct. 10, 1810: m. Bellast, Me., Oct. 2, 1836, 
Rachel Patterson, b. i8i5;d. Oct. 19. 1S41; m. 2d, May 15, 1842, Annie Patterson, 
d. Nov. I, 1846; m. 3d, Deborah Bracketi; m. 4th, Annie Philbrook, b. Sept. 30, 
1826. She res. Ipswich, Mass. He was a farmer. He d. Feb. 26, 1S86. Res. Bel- 
mont, Me., and Ipswich, Mass. 

2090. i. ALONZO C, b. April 12, 1839; ™- Annie H. Cummings. 

2091. ii. HIRAM CUNNINGHAM, b. ; d. in army. 

2092. iii. CHARLES PATTERSON, b. ; d. in army; d. Washing- 

ton, D. C, Aug. 6, 1864. 

2093. iv. RACHEL ANNIE, b. Oct. 28, 1845; m. March i, 1871, in Taunton, 

Mass., Wm. Barrows, b. March d, 1840. Is a shoemaker. Res. 


Whitman, Mass. Ch. : i. Alonzo C, b. Dec. 27, 1871. 2. Wm. 
A., b. Jan. 12, 1S74. 

2094. V. TWO OTHER children ; d. young. 

1125. SHERBURNE BATCHELDER (Benjamin. Davis, Henry, Samuel, 

Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Stephen), b. ; m. Jan. 12, 1S34, in Belfast Me., Harriet 

Kimball, of Belmont, dau. of Richard and Mary (Boynton), of Buxton. Res. Bel- 
mont, Me. 

2095. i. FIFIELD S., b. ; is with Estes & Lauriet, 196 Summer street, 

Boston, Mass. 

1129. DANIEL BACHELDER (Benjamin, Davis, Henry, Samuel, Nathaniel, 
Nathaniel, Stephen), b. Belfast, Me., about 1795; m. there Mary Spencer, b. Bel- 
fast, Me., May 31, 1800; d. Mifflin, O., Feb. 4, 1890. He was a mason by trade, was 
born in Belfast, Me., emigrated to Ohio; worked at his trade and d. quite young, 
leaving a widow and several small children. D. at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. 
Hiram Sweet, of this place, Mrs. Mary Bachelder, age 89 yr. 8 mo. and 3 days. Mary 
Spencer was born in Belfast, Me., and came with her parents to Murietta, O., in 
18 17. From there they moved into Athens, and to Richland county. About 
this time she was m. to Daniel Bachelder. To them were born ten ch., five 
sons and five daughters, of whom the following are still living: William Bachelder, 
Mifflin; John Bachelder, Berry Co., Mich. ; Benjamin Bachelder, Lexington, O. ; 
Joseph Bachelder, Mansfield, O. ; Mrs. Hostler, Alvorton, O. ; Mrs. Hart, Whetstone, 
O. ; Mrs. Sweet, Mifflin, O. Joseph Bachelder, Mrs. Foglesong and Mrs. Yoha are 
dead. Grandmother Bachelder, at her death, was the oldest person in Mifflin town- 
ship. The last sixteen years she was totally blind. Mrs. Bachelder was the 
grandmother of 52 and great grandmother of 96 children, many of whom she never 
saw, on account of blindness. He d. 1845 ; res. Mansfield. O. 

2096. i. DAVID, b. March 22, 1839; ™- Lettie Vanator and Ann Eliza Ross. 

2097. ii. JOHN, b. ; res. Lake Odesso, Mich. 

2098. iii. BENJAMIN, b. ; res. Lexington, O. 

2099. iv. MARY, b. ; m. — Hart; res. Whetstone, O. 

2100. v. MEHITABLE, b. ; m. Hiram Sweet; res. Mifflin, O. 

2iooX- vi. WILLIAM, b. ; res. Mifflin, O. 

2100 >^. vii. JOSEPH, b. ; res. Mansfield, O. 

2100 jI. viii. DALT, b. — ; m. Hostler; res. Alvorton, O. 

2100^4;. ix. DAU.. b. ■ ; m. Voglesang. She d. 

2100^. X. LOVINA, b. Sept. 14, 1819; m. Eli Yoha, b. Pa. March i, 1814; d. 
Feb. 19, 1871. She d. Aug. 20, 1889. Ch. : Mrs. Mary A. Wal- 
lace, of Freeport, Mich.; Wm., d. March, 1892; Samantha Peck- 
ham, of Freeport; Mrs. Sarah Wallace, Mansfield, O. ; Mrs. Almena 
Lord, Mansfield, O. ; Benjamin F., b. Sept. 27, 1842; m. March i, 
1866, Sophia Lord, b. Oct. 28, 1848; res. Mansfield, O. Ch. : i. 
Francis M. Yoha, b. April 23, 1867; d. Oct. 17, 1895. 2. William 
E., Jan. 2, 1869; m. March 10, 1886. 3. Ida, b. Aug. 11. 1869; m. 
Dec. 23, 1S85.. 4. LucretiaE., b. Sept. 15, 1872; m. Dec. 24, 1890. 
5. Laura, Feb. 9, 1875; m. Nov. 25, 1896. 6. Oric, b. Sept. 18, 
1877; d- 7- Harlen, Feb. 20, 1883. 8. Birein, b. Aug. 20, 1889; 
all of Mansfield. O. 

1135. MARK BACHELDER (John, Samuel, Henry, Samuel, Nathaniel, Na- 
thaniel, Stephen), b. No Hampton, 1799; i^- ^is cousin, Sophia Brown, dau. of 
Jeremiah, of Loudon; b. 1803. He was a farmer. ; res. No. Hampton, N. H. 

2101. i. JEREMIAH, b. Sept. 13, 1825; m. Martha H. Fogg. 

2102. ii. ELIZABETH, b. Dec. 3, 1827. 

2103. iii. SALLY, b. Jan. 19, 1830. 

2104. iv. SOPHIA A., b. May 20, 1S34; d. Aug. 23, 1855. 
210'^. V. OLIVE B., b. Dec. 29, 1836. 

2106. vi. ARTHUR, b. July 3, 1839. 

2107. vii. MYRA W., b. June 25, 1841. 

2108. viii. HARRY L., b. Jan. 19, 1847. 

1 138. DEA. JOSIAH BACHELDER (John, Samuel, Henry, Samuel, Nathan- 
iel, Nathaniel Stephen), b. No Hampton, N. H., Sept. 13, 1807; m. Deborah Ann 
Clark, of Exeter, b. 1810, d. Aug. 7, 1870; m. 2d, Sarah E. Janorin. When 15 years 
of age he moved to Exeter, N. H., and learned the carpenter's trade of James 


Folsom. After completing his apprenticeship he entered on a long and successful 
career as a contractor and builder. He built many of Exeter's best residences and 
public buildings. He had for many years the monopoly of the work of the Phillips 
Exeter Academy. He retired from business about twenty years ago, in the posses- 
sion of a well earned competence, and with an enviable reputation for business 
ability and integrity. He d. Feb. 14, 1897; res. Exeter, N. H. 

2109. i. ELIZABETH A., b. ; m. William N. Hobbs. 

21 10. ii. JOSIAH BARTLETT, b. ; res. Boston, Mass. 

2:11. iii. EDWARD SAWYER, b. ; res. Boston, Mass. 

2112. iv. JOHN P., b. ; m. Mary J. Emerson. 

1 142. JAMES LEAVITT BATCHELDER (Samuel, Samuel. Henry, Samuel, 
Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Stephen), b. North Hampton, N. H., April 27, 1806: m. there 
Mary M. Philbrick, of Rye, N. H., b. Aug. 29, 1804; d. April 10, 1S46; m. 2d, 
Lydia Mason, of Hampton, d. Jan. i, 1863. James Leavitt Batchelder, son of 
Samuel, son of Samuel, son of Henry, etc., was b. in Hampton, N. H., April 27, 
1806, being one of a. family of fourteen, of whom only two survive. When a small 
boy his parents moved to North Hampton, N. H., he inheriting the farm at his 
father's decease. Was a stone-cutter by trade. He d., ae. 68, March 11, 1870; res. 
No. Hampton. N. H. 

2113. i. JOSEPH P., b. Mav 31, 1829; m. Sarah E. Rundlett. 

2114. ii. ANDREW J., b. April 26, 1841; m. Harriet J. Walton and Eliza- 

beth C. Brown. 

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