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Caldwell Family Tree 

Being a Record of Thompson Baxter Caldwell 

and his wife, Mary Ann (Ames) Caldwell, 

of West Bridgewater, Mass., their 

ancestors and descendants 

J'-- By 

The Olympia, Washington, D. C. 

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Caldwell Family Tree 

Being a record o( Thompson Baxter Caldwell 
and his wife. Mary Ann (Ames) Caldwell, 
o( West Bridgewaler, Massachusetts, iheii 
ancestors and descendants. 



The Olympia, Washington, D. C. 


" Happy the man who remembers his progenitors 

with pride, who relates wiih pleasure the letory of 

their greatness, of their deeds, and, silently rejoicing, 

sees himself linked to the end of this goodly chain." 

Goethe, in "Iphigenia in Tauris." 



The compilation of this record, although accomplished with 
considerable difficulty, was greatly facilitated by the fact, that, 
for over two hundred years, our ancestors, without exception, 
have lived within a radius of thirty miles from West Bridgewater, 
in Plymouth County. Mass., where I was born. The genealogical 
records of that town are so admirably preserved by Mitchell's 
History of Bridgewater, and the vital records of that and neigh- 
boring towns are so complete, that, with the kind assistance of 
the town clerks, who have responded courteously to every request 
for information, I have had comparatively little difficulty in 
tracing most of the lines back to the first settlers. Errors may 
have crept in, notwithstanding watchful and painstaking care to 
exclude them. In many cases I have refrained from extending 
herein lines of ancestry that seem to be correct, merely because I 
have been unable to procure the evidence to make them authentic. 
If errors are discovered, I shall appreciate the kindness of anyone 
in calling my attention thereto. 

I am under obligation to Mr. A. A. Aspinwall, Historian of the 
D. C. Society of Mayflower Descendants ; Dr. Azel Ames, of 
Wakefield, Mass., and many correspondents in the United States, 
Canada, and England, for their assistance in my quest for facts. 
That wonderful treasure-house of information, the Library of 
Congress, with its vast store of vital records, has been freely 
drawn upon and has been the scene of many, many hours of 
laborious research during the several months this small work has 
been under preparation. While I feel that the result falls far 
short of completeness, I hope it may receive the approbation of 
my interested relatives, and perhaps prove helpful to others, who 
may hereafter be working along the same lines. I confess that 
I entered upon the work without realizing the amount of "push, 
patience and postage" it would require, and feel some relief that 
it has now reached a stage of development that justifies its pub- 
lication. To my relatives I would say, that, without vain-glorious 
or vaunting spirit, I think we may be justly proud of our lineage. 
Our ancestors have made themselves felt in the civil and military 
life of their country. They bravely faced the danger and hard- 
ships of colonization among savages. They responded nobly to 
the calls to arms, during the Colonial, Indian, Revolutionary, and 
Civil Wars, and everywhere and at all times have manfully borne 
the burden of duty as good citizens. If the story of their lives 
shall stimulate an}' to an effort to prove worthy of such forefathers 
by emulating their virtues, the labor of its preparation shall not 
have been in vain. Chas. T. Caldwell, 

,.. . , April, 1906. 


The story of our remote ancestry is the history of Europe in 
its most important and interesting period (see page 14), from 
the year 434 to the time when the Caldwells, the Harveys, the 
Mortons, and the Howards came from Normandy with William 
the Conqueror, in 1066, and participated in the stirring events 
that ensued, and down to the time of the great Puritan exodus 
from England in the first half of the seventeenth century. 

Tradition informs us that our branch of the family is from 
among the numerous Caldwells who, in 1649, went to Ireland 
with Oliver Cromwell (whose grandmother was a Caldwell), and 
after his return to England the following year, remained in his 
interests until his promotion to the Protectorship of England, in 
1653, when some of them continued in Ireland, some returned to 
England, while others crossed the Atlantic to the shores of the 
New World and settled in the English colonies, whence their 
descendants are scattered throughout the States. 
/'In that same year, 1653, Robert Caldwell, from Warwickshire, 
England, the first American settler of our line, was located at 
Providence, R. I., where we find him in company with his brothers, 
William and John. It is probable that one, at least, of these 
brothers, had already been in New England for several years. 

Family traditions, supported by a thorough and careful search 
of all the published vital records of the settlements of Rhode 
Island up to 1750, give us the following: William Caldwell, said 
to have been a deserter, did not settle in Rhode Island, but went 
to Connecticut, and married there. Of his descendants we have 
only a partial record, as we have, as yet, made no special efifort to 
obtain more. He may have been the grandfather of William 
Caldwell, born 1695, who went from Connecticut to Nova Scotia 
with his family in 1760, and died there, at Gaspereau, in 1801. 
He also was reputed to have been a deserter from the Royal 
Navy, having been kidnapped when a mere boy. ( See American 
Ancestry, Vol. V, p. 187.) 

It is a curious coincidence that the newspaper account of Wil- 
liam Caldwell, of Stoughton, Mass., states : "There is a tradition 
in the family that he deserted from a British man-of-war." 

The fact probably is that the first William was a deserter from 
the navy, into which he had been impressed against his will, as 
was common at that period, and that, although desertion under the 
circumstances was no disgrace, the reputation clung vaguely to 
his descendant and relative who were his namesakes. 

John Caldwell did not remain in Rhode Island, but crossed the 
line into Massachusetts, and it is at least possible that he was the 
John Caldwell who settled at Ipswich the following year, 1654. 
He had probably been in that vicinity for some years. (See John 
Caldwell Genealogy by Mr. Augustine Caldwell.) 


Robert Caldwell settled at Providence, R. I., and in 1660 mar- 
ried Margaret White, daughter of William and Elizabeth White, 
of Boston. There were only two children, Robert, Jr., born 1662, 
and Elizabeth, born 1664. We find no record of his death, but a 
statement that his widow married Thomas Wallen in i66g. 

Robert Caldzvell. Jr., of Bristol and Gloucester. R. I., married 
Amy Downing. Their eleven children were — 

Margaret, born 1699; married 1724 Wm. Williams. 

Mary, born 1700: married 1729 Phineas Fisk. 

Robert 3d, born 1702; married 1728 Martha Winsor. 

Amy, born 1703; married 1724 John Fenner. 

Richard, born 1705; married 1723 Sarah Riley. 

Elizabeth, born 1706. 

John, born 1708. 

William, born 1709; married 1734 Jane Jordan. 

Sarah, born 171 1 ; married 1729 Samuel Thurber. 

Ruth, born 1713. 

Rebecca, born ( ?) ; married 1731 Morgan Jones. 

William Caldiccll, born December 23, 1709. Residence, Stough- 
ton, Mass. Married, 1734, Jane, daughter of Jonathan and Jane 
Jordan. She died about 1750. He married second Airs. Naomi 
Noyes, 1755. He died 1756. Children, all by first wife: 

William, born Nov. 20, 1735. 

Jcddediah, born Sept. 13, 1738. 

Jemima, born June 27, 1740. 

Jane, born July 5, 1742. 

Ebenczer. born about 1744. 

Ebenczcr Caldwell settled in Bridgewater. Was a soldier of 
the Revolution. Married, 1769. Sarah, daughter of Benjamin 
and Silence Price. Children: Brett, 1771 : Keziah. 1775; Ebe- 
nezer. 1779; Sally, 1781 : Melvin. 1786; John, 1791. 

John Caldzvell, of West Bridgewater. Mass. Married, first, 
1813, Hannah, and second, 1816, Tabitha, daughters of Sylvanus 
and Sarah Hayward. Children : 

John Whitman, born 181 4: married Mary Capen. 

Thompson Baxter, born 1822; married Mary Ann Ames, 1845. 

Hannah, Died unmarried. 

Melvin, Died unmarried. 

Wellington, born 1830 ; married, first, Mary Jane Snell : second. 
Emily Burrell. 

Sarah, born : married Joseph C. Estes. 

Sylvanus. born ; married Cordelia Stevenson. 

Thompson Baxter Caldivell, of West Bridgewater, Mass. Mar- 
ried, 1845, Mary Ann, daughter of William and Polly (Alger) 
Ames. Children : 

Melvin, bom 1845 • "^'ed 1864. Soldier of Civil War. 

Thompson Ellis, born 1848; married, 1873, Emma I. Whittier. 

Marion, born 1850; died 1867. 

Horace Mann, born 1852 ; died 1868. 

Charles Tufts, born 1855 ; married, 1875, Caroline L. Clark. 

Bertha, born 1858; died 1881. 

Alice Ames, born 1861 : died 1876. 

Oakes Ames, born 1871 ; married, 1895, Cealyea A. Sneden. 

Thompson Ellis Caldwell, of Parma, Idaho. Married, 1873. 
Emma I., daughter of John J. Whittier, of Vermont. Children : 

Marian, born July i, 1874; died July 10, 1874. 

Mary Louise, born May 10, 1875 ; died June 9, 1876. 

Bertha Hayner, born March i, 1877; married, i8g8, Wm. F. 
Calvert, of Seattle, Wash. 

Florence Ida, born December 25, 1878; died March 9, 1879. 

Ada Baxter, born April 29, 1880: married, 1901, Lewis L. 
Berens, of Bellingham, Wash. 

Charles Tufts Caldzvell, of Washington, D.C. Married, 1875, 
Caroline L., daughter of Henry H. Clark, of Pennsylvania. Chil- 
dren : 

Richard Sutton Creary, born October 31, 1876 (see below*). 

Harry Clark, born November 29, 1878; graduated as M. D. 
1900 and 1903. 

Ellis Ames, born January 11, 1883. 

Bessie Irene, born December 28, 1886. 

Oakes Ames Caldivell, of Falls Church, Va. Married, 1895, 
Cealyea Augusta, daughter of Roswell C. Sneden, of New Jersey. 
Children : 

Cealyea Augusta, born January 2, 1897 ; died July 3, 1897. 

Mary Edna, born September 16, 1899. 

Phoebe Elizabeth, born October 26, 1901. 

Edith Juliet, born May 31, 1904. 

*Richard S. C. Caldwell, of Milwaukee, Wis'. Married, April 
10. 1901, Julia E. daughter of William Z. Ball, of Michigan. 
Children : 

Dorothy Rose, born January 29, 1902. 

Helen Louise, born July 4, 1905. 


The history of Plymouth Colony is, or should be, so familiar 
to all, and if not, is so accessible, that I shall not refer to it at 
length here. Suffice to say that several of our ancestors were 
with, and of, the party of separatists, who, finding no security for 
life or property and no liberty of conscience in England, were 
forced to seek refuge in Holland, in the early years of the seven- 
teenth century. They were with them during their exile among 
the Dutch and were in the party that embarked upon the May- 
flower, in 1620, to seek a new home and religious liberty in the 
wilderness across the sea. 

Of Bridgewater, now West Bridgewater, which was the first 
inland settlement of the old colony, and the scene of many inter- 
esting historical events, I think it proper to say something, espe- 
cially as of its first settlers, eighteen in number, one-half are found 
among our progenitors, and as they and their descendants have 
always played important roles in the history of this town, I shall 
briefly relate a few more or less important facts. 

In 1645 certain inhabitants of Duxbury were granted a portion 
of land in the westerly part of the plantation, "four miles every 
way from a point they shall set up as its center." This center 
was finally fixed at a small oak, called "center-tree," that stood 
within a yard of tlie present boundary line of our last Bridge- 
water home, now owned by Mr. Charles H. Caldwell. Its site is 
marked by a granite monument about four feet high, suitably 
inscribed, on the s .ih side of the road, a few yards west of the 
railroad crossing, at Vi-,e station now call Satucket, by which name 
the settlement was fir^t known. 

This grant was simply a right to purchase the tract of the 
Indian proprietors. The purchase was made by Miles Standish, 
Samuel Nash,' and Constant Southworth. on March 23, 1649, 
from the Indian chief, Massasoit, for 7 coats, 9 hatchets, 8 hoes, 
20 knives, 4 moose-skins, and ioj4 yards of cotton. The first 
actual settlers were Thomas Hayward (No. 160), John Cary. 
Nathaniel Willis, Samuel Tompkins, John Willis (No. 162), Ar- 
thur Harris (No. 380), William Bassett, John Fobes (No. 232), 
John Washburn (No. 196), John Washburn. Jr., Experience 
Mitchell (No. 166), John Howard (No. 234), John Ames 
(brother of No. 192), Solomon Leonard. Thomas Garrett, Wil- 
liam Brett, Rev. James Keith (No. 238), and Dea Samuel Edson 
(No. 478). 

The town was incorporated and named Bridgewater in June, 
1656. The first mill was constructed by Samuel Edson. The 
first meeting-house was made of logs, about 1660. The oldest 
house now remaining was built by the town for their first settled 
minister. Rev. James Keith (No. 238), who was their pastor for 
fifty-six years. It was of two stories, 15 X34; was built 1662 to 
'4, facing south on "Mill River," about two miles west of the old 
center-tree. It was enlarged in 1687. The chimneys were built 
by John Ames and John Willis, Sr., for "twenty bushels of com." 
they to furnish the brick, etc. In October, 1664, the town prom- 
ised to "cover the house and glass the windows, provided they 
can get glass for boards." 


The property was deeded to Mr. Keith February i8, 1664, and 
has been owned by descendants of "first settlers" ever since, as 
follows : 

Rev. James Keith and family to 1723 61 years. 

Ephraim Fobes and family to 1792 69 years. 

Amasa Howard and family to 1834 42 years. 

Thomas and George M. Pratt to 1906 72 years. 

Total 244 years. 

In 1675 the town ordered a garrison made about this house, 
and it was here that the women and children of the settlement, 
in May, 1676, sought refuge during the fight with the Indians. 
This modest but staunch and historic old house, in which so 
much of interest has transpired, where at least two of our an- 
cestors (Nos. 119 and 121) were born over two hundred years 
ago, and where I have spent many delightful hours in childhood, 
and when, more recently, I have visited my native town, and the 
home of my relative, George M. Pratt, is associated with many 
pleasant memories. It appears, with its immense oaken beams, 
to be still in good condition and able to resist the wear and tear 
of time for two hundred and fifty years more. The old home- 
stead, where all the children of Thompson B. Caldwell, except 
Oakes Ames, were born, is located at the "four-corners." about 
one-third of a mile west of the center-tree stone. 

Early in the year 1676 the settlers of Bridgewater were urged 
to flee and desert the settlement for safer (|uarters on the coast, 
but they were determined to remain and protect their homes. A 
company of well-armed and mounted men, known as the Bridge- 
water Horsemen, was organized by order of Governor Winslow, 
of Plymouth Colony, to assist in protecting the interior settle- 
ments, and they rendered valuable service by fearlessly performing 
their perilous task. "This Bridgewater Company that partici- 
pated in many of the engagements and traversed the trackless 
wilderness in the snows of midwinter, was in command of Thomas 
Hayward, Jr. (son of No. 160), and Ensign John Howard" (No. 
234). After several houses had been burned, including that of 
Robert Latham (No. 214), the town was attacked. May 8, 1676, 
by Chief Tispauquin, with about 300 warriors. The first fight was 
on the south side of the river at the east of the town, near Horse 
Island, where the Indians had waded the stream, on what was 
afterward the old Caldwell homestead. There was sharp fight- 
ing. The Indians succeeded in setting fire to several buildings, 
but a heavy rain coming on extinguished the flames, and the 
enemy withdrew. Another party then made an attack near the 
stockade and the Keith house, from above, "coming from towards 
Taunton," but was driven ofif. "Every man in town was in the 
fight that day." A few days later twenty-two of the townsmen 
"fell upon a party of 100 Indians, capturing seventeen prisoners 
and much plunder." 



On July 31st another engagement resulted in the death of 
several of King Philip's band, including his uncle, who was shot 
while standing by the side of the famous chief. John Ames and 
Nicholas Byram were said to have distinguished themselves on 
this occasion. 

The following day, having been joined by Captain Church, 
from Plymouth, they pursued the enemy, killing or capturing 173 
of the Indians. The prisoners were brought to Bridgewater, 
where they were confined in the "pound," but were otherwise so 
well treated that "they had a merry night and laughed as loud as 
the soldiers, not having been so well treated for a long time." 
They were taken to Plymouth the following day. During this 
war thirteen houses in Bridgewater were burned ; the only one 
remote from the garrison that was spared was that of Nicholas 
Byram (No. 462). 

Jacob Mitchell (son of Experience Mitchell. No. 166) and wife 
were slain at Dartmouth, and are said to have been "the first 
victims of the tomahawk." 

John Tisdale (No. 244) was killed and his house burned at 


That Bridgewater entered heartily into this struggle is shown 
by the fact that nearly all of its citizens perfomied some active 
duty for the cause of Independence (merely as a sample, see page 



From 1861 to 1865 West Bridgewater furnished many more 
than her quota to the Union forces, and bore her full proportion 
of the burdens and losses incident to that conflict, as attested by 
the names upon the Soldiers' Monument of the town, in which 
list appear three Caldwells, including our eldest brother, Melvin 
Caldwell, Pvt. of Co. K, 3rd Regt. Mass. Vol. Inf., who fell a 
victim to the results of measles, contracted at Newberne, N. C, 
"in line of duty." Among the vivid recollections of my early 
boyhood is that day when, a mere boy of less than seventeen years, 
he left us for the war ; then the long months that followed ; and 
finally his return, in failing health, that brought him to a soldier's 
grave at the early age of eighteen years and five months. His 
service and sacrifice are a part of the history of his native town. 
They are a part, too, of this history of our Caldwell family. 


*Benjamin Price, in Capt. Daniel Lothrop's Co., Col. John 
Bailey's Regt., 1775. 

*Isi-ael Alger, in Capt. Daniel Lothrop's Co., Col. John Bailey's 
Regt., 1775. 

George Howard, in Capt. Daniel Lothrop's Co., Col. John 
Bailey's Regt., 1775. 

*Jacob Hayward, in Capt. Abram Washburn's Co., Col. Edw. 
Mitchell's Regt., 1776. 

*Ebenezer Caldwell, in Capt. John Ames' Co., Col. Edw. Mitch- 
ell's Regt., 1776. 

Jonathan Ames, Jr., in Capt. John Ames' Co., Col. Eliphkt 
Cary's Regt., 1780. 

Sylvanus Hayward, in Capt. Eliakim Howard's Co., Col. Eli- 
phlet Cary's Regt., 1780. 

Daniel Alger, in Capt. Nathan Allen's Co., Col. Jeremiah Hall's 
Regt., 1777. 

*Joseph Snow, in Capt. Nathaniel Hammond's Co., Col. Wade's 
Regt., 1776. 

Caleb Sturtevant, in Capt. Sampson's Co., Col. Cotton's Regt., 

*These had other services also. 

All the foregoing can be verified by reference to "The Massachu- 
setts Soldiers and Sailors of the Revolution," and the Office of 
the Adjutant General, U. S. A. The other two great-great- 
grandfathers died prior to the Revolution. 

Benjamin Price, over sixty years of age, already a veteran of 
the War of 1755. and of the early days of the Revolution, when 
as one of the famous "Minute Men" he marched, on the day of 
the battle of Lexington, in response to the alarm of Paul Revere, 
again responded to an alarm in July, 1780, and marched to New- 
port, R. I., and return, 114 miles, in the regiment with his only 
son, Benjamin, Jr., and three of his sons-in-law, including Ebe- 
nezer Caldwell. Their record shows, in a remarkable manner, 
the Revolutionary spirit as it prevailed in that locality. 


Samuel Tinkham (No. 50) was at the capture of Louisburgh. 

Benjamin Price (No. 18) was with General Winslow in Nova 

William Harvey (No. 174) was in wars of William and Mary's 


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16 William Caldwell 
m 1734 

17 Jane Jordan 
Res. Stoughton, Mass. 

32 Robert Caldwell, Jr. 
m 1698 

33 Amy Downing 

34 Jonathan Jordan, Sr. 
m 1710 

35 Jane Walker 

18 Benjamin Price 
m 1743 

19 Silence Hayward 
Res. Bridgewater, Mass. 

36 Francis Price 
m 1701 

37 Marv Cross 

38 Nathaniel Hayward 3d 
m 1716 

39 Mary Harvey 

20 Jacob Hayward 
m 1742 

21 Tabitha Hayward 
Res. Bridgewater. Mass. 

40 Thomas Hayward 
m 1702 

41 Susanna Hayward 

42 Elisha Hayward 
m 1709 

43 Experience Harvey 

22 Joseph Snow 
m 1759 

23 Ruth Shaw 
Res. Bridgewater, Mass. 

44 David Snow 
m 1731 

45 Joanna Hayward 

24 Jonathan Ames, Sr. 
m 1757 

25 Keziah Tinkham 
Res. Bridgewater, Mass. 


46 Dea. Zacchariah Shaw 
m 1733 

47 Sarah Packard 

48 John Ames 3d 
m 1697 

49 Sarah Washburn 

50 Samuel Tinkham "Jr.' 
m 1719 

51 Mary Staples 


Robert Caldwell, Sr. 
Margaret Whke 
Richard Downing 
Mary Bennett 

John Jordan 

John Walker 


Robert Price 
Mary Rouse 

Phineas Cross 

Nathaniel Hayward 2d 
Elizabeth Crossman 

78 Thomas Harvey 3d 

79 Experience Ha rvey 

Nathaniel Hayward, 1st 
Hannah Willis 

John Hayward 
Sarah Mitchell 

84 Nathaniel Hayward 1st 
j5^ Hannah Willis 

86 Thomas Harvey 3d 

87 Exper ience Harvey 

88 Joseph Snow 

89 Ho pestill (A lden?) 

90 Joseph Hayward 

91 Mehi tabel Du n ham 

92 Joseph Shaw 

93 Judith W hitmarsh _ 

94 Daniel Packard 

95 Mary Harris 

John Ames 2d 
Sarah Willis 

John Washburn, Jr. 
Elizabeth Mitchell 

100 Peter Tinkham 

101 Mercy M^ndall 
102Toseph Staples, Jr. 
103 Anne 


26 Caleb Sturtevant 
m 1739 

27 Patience Cushman 
Res. Halifax, Mass. 

52 James Sturtevant 
m 1711 

53 Susanna Cook 

54 Ichabod Cushman 
m 1712 

55 Patience Holmes 

28 Daniel Alger 
m 1749 

29 Susanna Fobes 
Res. Bridgewater, Mass. 

56 Israel Alger, Jr 
m 1717 

57 Susanna Snow 

58 Benjamin Fobes 
m 1721 

59 Martha Hunt 

30 George Howard 
m 1745 

31 Abagail Copeland 
Res. Bridgewater, Mass. 

60 Ephraim Howard, Jr. 
m 1722 

61 Abagail Tisdale 

62 Jonathan Copeland 
m 1723 

63 Betty Sncll 









Samuel Sturtevant 
Mercy (Vermaye s?) 

Francis Cook 2d 
Elizabeth Latham 

Rev. Isaac Cushman 
Rebecca Rickard 

John Holmes 3d 
Sarah Thomas 

Israel Alger, Sr. 
Patience Hayward 

William Snow, Jr. 
Naomi Whitman 

Edward Fobes 
Elizabeth Howard 

Joseph Hunt 
Margaret Keith 


Ephraim Howard, Sr. 
Mary Keith 

Joseph Tisdale 
Marv Leonard 



William Copeland 
Mary (Bass) Webb 

Thomas Snell, Jr. 
Martha Brown 





130 William White 

131 Elizabeth 

From England to Boston about 1646. 


132 Richard Downing 

264 John Downing. Died 1623 

Co. of Middlesex, England. 


134 John Bennett 

135 Margaret 


England to Boston 1630 
(N. E. H. & G. Register Vol. 32 p. 237) 





144 David Price 

Dorchester about 163S 
Uncle of John Gurnell 


146 John Rouse 

147 Annis Peabody 

294 John Peabody 

295 Isabel 


152 Nathaniel Hayward, Sr. 

153 Hannah Willis 

304 Thomas Hayward, Tailor 

305 Martha From England 1632 

306 Dea. John Willis, Representative 25 years 

307 Elizabeth (Hodgkins) Palmer 


154 Robert Grossman 

155 Sarah Kingsbury 

308 John Grossman, Taunton 1637 

310 Joseph Kingsbury From England 1637 

311 Millicent Ames (Eames?) 


156 Thos. Harvey 2d 

157 Elizabeth Andrews 

312 Thomas Harvey 1st England 

Sister of Henry Andrews Taunton 


158 William Harvey 

159 Joanne Huckin 

316 Thomas Harvey 1st Same as 312 

Sister of Thomas Huckin 
From England, prior to 1636 










160 Thomas Hayward 1st 

161 Martha 


162 Dea John Willis 

163 Elizabeth (Hodgkins) Palmer 


164 Thomas Hayward 1st 
Io5 Martha 


166 Experience Mitchell 

167 Jane Cook 

From England 1623 in the Ann. 
224 Francis Cook, Mayflower 1620 
335 Hester Mayhew, Married at Leyden 1603 


168 Thomas Hayward 1st 

169 Martha 


170 Dea. John Willis 

171 Elizabeth (Hodgkins) Palmer 


172 Thomas Harvey 2d 

173 Elizabeth Andrews 

,?44 Thomas Harvey 1st 

Same as 157. 



174 William Harvey 

175 Joanne Huckin 

348 Thomas Harvey 1st 

Same as No. 159 

I/O William Snow 
177 Rebecca Brown 

354 Peter Brown, 1620 

355 2nd wife Mary 

178 Joseph Alden ? 

179 Mary Simmons ? 

356 John Alden, All four of Mayflower 1620 

357 Priscilla MuUins, dau. of William and Alice 

358 Moses Simmons, Jr., son of Moses, Sr. 

359 Sarah Came in "Fortune" 1621 

180 John Hayward 

181 Sarah Mitchell 

360 Thomas Hayward 1st 
301 Martha 

362 Experience Mitchell Same as 166 

363 Jane Cook, dau. of Francis and Hester 

182 Daniel Dunham 

183 Hannah 

364 John Dunham 

365 Abagail 

184 John Shaw 
loJ Alice Phillips 

368 Abraham Shaw 

369 Briggit, daughter of Henry Best. 

3/0 Dea. Nicholas Phillips, Weymouth 1638 

186 John Whitmarsh, Jr. 

187 Sarah 

372 John Whitmarsh. Sr. 

373 Alice or Elsie 

From England prior to 1635 

188 Samuel Parkard. Jr. 

189 Elizabeth Lathrop 

376 Samuel Packard, Sr. From England 

377 Elizabeth about 1638 

378 Mark Lathrop, Salem 1640 

190 Isaac Harris 

191 Mercy Latham 

380 Arthur Harris 

381 Martha (Lake?) 

382 Robert Latham. See No. 214. 

383 Susanna Winslow, see No. 215. 




192 William Ames 

193 Hannah 


194 Dea. John Willis 

195 Elizabeth (Hodgkins) Palmer 

196 John Washburn, Sr. 

197 Margaret 

284 John Ames, of Briiton, England. 

(See American Ancestry, Vol. V, p. 12.) 


198 Experience Mitchell 

199 Jane Cook 

398 Francis Cook (Mayflower, 1620). 

399 Hester Mayhew 




200 Ephraim Tinkham 

201 Mary Brown 

202 Jolin Mcndall 

204 Joseph Staples. Sr. 

205 Mary Macomber 





Plymonth. 1630, Selectman and Sergeant. 

402 Peter Brown (Mayflower, 1620). 

403 Martha ( ) Ford (Fortune, 1623). 

404 Robert Mendall, Duxbury, 1639. 

(See Paige's Hardwick Mass, p. 415.) 

408 John Staples, Weymouth, 1630. 

409 Rebecca ( ?) 

'08 Samuel Sturtevant 
?09 Ann 

Plymouth, 1643, from England. 

210 Benjamin Vermayes 

211 Mercy Bradford 

(Nos. 210, 211, 422 and 423, not fully proven, 
see p. 16.) 
422 Gov. William Bradford, son of Wm.. 
423 Alice (Carpenter) Southworth 

212 Jacob Cook 

213 Damaris Hopkins 




214 Robert Latham 

215 Susanna Winslow 

216 Thomas Cushman 

217 Mary Allerton 

424 Francis Cook (Mayflower, 1620). 

425 Hester Mavhew 

426 Stephen Hopkins (Mayflower, 1620). 

427 Elizabeth 

428 William Latham (see page 16). 

Probably of Mayflower, 1620. 

430 John Winslow, son of Edward, Sr. 

431 Mary Chilton, dau. of James and Mary 
Chilton, of Mayflower, 1620. 

432 Robert Cushman, see p. 16. 

433 Sarah 

434 Isaac Allerton, Mayflower, 1620. 

435 Marv Norris 

218 John Rickard 

219 Esther Barnes 


220 John Holmes, Jr. 

221 Patience Faunce 

436 Giles Richard (Plymouth, 1637). 

437 Judith 

438 John Barnes (Plymouth, 1631). 

439 Mary Plummer 

440 John Holmes, Sr. 

441 Sarah (D. I'iSS). 

(Plymouth, 1632). 

442 John Faunce (Plymouth, 1623). 

443 Patience Morton, dau. of George Mortq 
of England and Leyden, and Juliana C^ 
penter, daughter of Alexander. 


222 John Thomas, Jr. 

223 Sarah 

444 John Thomas, Sr. 

445 Sarah Pitney, daughter of James aq 
Sarah Pitney. 





224 Thomas Alger 

225 Elizabeth Packard 

Taunton a 1665, D a 1726 
450 Samuel Packard, S a 1638, D 1684 


226 Nathaniel Hayward 

227 Hannah Willis 

452 Thomas Hayward, 1st 

453 Martha 

4;4 Dea John Willis 

455 Elizabeth (Hodgkins) Palmer 


228 William Snow 

229 Rebecca Brown 

Plymouth, 1635. 

458 Peter Brown, Mayflower, 1620. 

459 2d wife, Mary 

230 Thomas Whitman 

231 Abagail Byram 

460 John Whitman, B 1602. D 1692 

461 Mary 


462 Nicholas Byram 

463 Susanna Shaw, daughter of Abraham 
Shaw and Briggit Best, daughter of Henry 


232 John Fobes, Jr. 

233 Constant Mitchell 

464 Rev. John Fobes, Scotland (probably). 

Sister of Experience Mitchell, No. 166. 

234 John Howard 

235 Martha Hayward 

Lived in familv of Miles Standish. 


470 Thomas Hayward. 1st 

471 Afartha 


236 Ephraim Hunt 

237 Ebbett Brimsmead 

^72 Enoch Hunt, R. I., 1638 
473 Sarah 

474 William Brimsmead, Dorchester, 1647 

238 Rev. James Keith 

239 Susanna Edson 

(Same as 242.) 


478 Samuel Edson, see page 15. 

479 Susanna Orcutt. 

240 John Howard 

241 Martha Hayw-ard 

(Same as 234.) 


482 Thomas Hayward, 1st. 

483 Martha 

242 Rev. James Keith 

243 Susanna Edson 

(Same as 238, see page 5). 


486 Samuel Edson, same as 478. 

487 Susanna Orcutt, same as 479. 


244 John Tisdale 

245 Sarah Walker 

Taunton, 1636. Killed by Indians, 1675. 

Born in England ; came with brother James 
in 1635. See Savage. Vol. IV, p. 398. 

246 Maj. Thomas Leonard 

247 Mary Watson 

492 Tames Leonard (see page 14) 

493 Marearet 


494 George Watson 

Son of Robert and Elizabeth Watson. 

495 Phoebe Hicks 

dau. of Robert and Margaret Hicks. 


248 Lawrence Copeland 

249 Lydia Townsend 

B 1599, D 1699. age 100. 
England. Braintree. Bridgewater. 

498 William Townsend 

499 Hannah Penn 

250 John Bass 

251 Ruth Alden 

"^00 Samuel Bass 
■^01 Anne 

502 Tohn Alden 

503 Prisrilla Mullins 

dau. of William and Alice Mullins ; all four of 
Mayflower, 1620. 

252— Thomas Snell, Sr. 
253 Martha Harris 

Grandson of Thos., of Wiltshire, Eng. 
r Sheriff of Wilt.. 1600) 

506 Arthur Harris 
=^07 Martha (Lake?) 


254 Capt. John Brown 

255 .'\nn Mason 

508 John Brown, son of John. 1636. 

509 Dorothy Buckland. dau. of William and 

510 Maj. John Mason, see p. 17. 

511 Ann, dau. of Rev. Robert Peck (No. 1022). 





(From the Family Record of Hon. Robert Treat Paine, one 
of the signers of the Declaration of Independence and Attorney 
General of Massachusetts. ) 

James Leonard, No. 492, of Taunton, Mass. (brother of Fran- 
cis. Lord Dacre), was son of Thomas Leonard, son of Hon. 
Henry Leonard, son of Sir Henry Leonard, son of Samp.son 
Leonard, Esq., and Lady Margaret Fienes, daughter of Lord 
Thomas Fienes and Lady Mary Nevill, daughter of Sir George 
Nevill, son of Sir George Nevill, son of Sir Edward Nevill. son 
of Sir Ralph Nevill, K. G., and Joan de Beaufort, daughter of 
Prince John, Duke of Lancaster, who was son of Edward III, 
King of England (1327-1377) (and Phillippa of Hainault), son 
of Edward H, King of England (1307-1327), son of Edward I, 
King of England (1327-1377) (and Philippa of Hainault), son 
Ferdinand of Castile), son of Henry HI, King of England ( 1216- 
1272), son of John, King of England (1199-1216), son of Henry 
II, King of England 11 54-1 189), son of Empress Maud of Ger- 
many, daughter of Henry 1, King of England ( 1 100-1135) (and 
Princess Matilda of Scotland). He was son of William the 
Conqueror, King of England (1066-1087), and she was daughter 
of Malcom III, King of Scotland, and Princess Margaret, of 
England. She was daughter of Prince Edward the Exile, of 
England, and Princess Agatha (daughter of Henry II, King of 
Germany). He was son of Edmund 11, the Ironsides, King of 
England ( 1016). He was son of Ethelred II, the Unready, King 
of England (978-1016). He was .son of Edgar, the Peaceable. 
King of England (959-975)- He was son of Edmund I, Kmg of 
England (941-946). He was son of Edward, the Elder. Kmg of 
England (901-925). He was son of Alfred, the Great. Kmg of 
England (871-901 ). He was son of Ethelwulf, King of England 
(836-857). He was son of Egbert. The First Saxon. Kmg of 
England (800-836). 

Branching off from the above line through Phihppa, wite ot 
Edward HI we can trace back more than twenty generations, 
through King Charles II. of Naples: Baldwin, Emperor of the 
East "Kings of Hungary, and other countries, including Louis 
I, 11,'and iV, Charles'll and III, of France, and Emperor Charle- 
magne to Pepin and Charles Martel. 

Through Henry I, of France, we go back to Hugh Capet, to 
Otto the" Great, Emperor of Germany (936-973). who married 
Adelaide Queen of Italv, to Wittekind the Great, last of the 
Saxon Kings, to Hengst, King of Saxons (434). a total of forty- 
nine generations and 1,500 years. 

Through Ladv Anne, wife of Henry I, of France, we reach 
Jaroslaus and Wolodomir, Grand Dukes of Russia; Romanus 
II and I Constantine VIII and VII (911-963). Leo ^I ^886- 
911) and Basil I (867-886), Emperors of Constantinople under 
the Macedonian Dvnasty of the Byzantine Empire. 


(See the Harvey Book.) 

Geoffrey HI, 1012-1037, Viscount of Bourges, Berri, France. 
His grandson Robert, "Harvey of Bourges," accompanied Wil- 
liam the Conqueror to England, and in 1086, as shown of Domes- 
day Book, held a great barony in Suffolk. Herve de Leon, or 
Harvey of Montmarth (1171) was a descendant of Robert, above 
mentioned, and his son, Henry Harvey, was in wars of Richard 
I and King John, and received a royal grant of lands about 1203. 
John Harvey, his descendant, was elected "Knight of the Shire," 
County of Bedford, 1386. Ruins of his ancient castle still remain. 

Humphrey Harvey, his descendant, was the progenitor of two 
notable men. Dr. William Harvey, who discovered the circulation of 
blood, and our own ancestor. Turner Harvey, who was reputed 
"The mightiest bowman in all England." He fought with and 
was a favorite of King Henry VHL who presented him, "for 
deeds of heroism and valor," a shield or escutcheon of metal, 
with crest and coat of arms emblazoned. 

His son, William Harvey, born 1510, was in 1550 appointed 
King of Arms, by Edward VL He was deputed by Queen Mary 
to go to France and declare war in 1557. He was by her again 
appointed King of Arms, which office he continued to hold under 
Queen Elizabeth to his death in 1567. His son, William Harvey, 
lived ( 1630) in Bridgewater, England. Many of his descendants 
were born in Bridgewater, Mass, His son, Thomas Harvey, is 
No, 312 on o>ir chart. 

Phoebe Hicks, No. 495, was daughter of Robert and Margaret 

( ) Hicks, who arrived at Plymouth in the Fortune, 1621. 

He was son of James and Phoebe ( ) Hicks. He was son 

of Baptist and Nancy (Everhard) Hicks. He was son of Thomas 
and Joan (Darney) Hicks. He was son of John Hicks, direct 
descendant of Sir Ellis Hicks, who was knighted by Edward, the 
Black Prince, at the battle of Poictiers, September 19, 1356. 

Sir Michael Hicks Beach, M. P., is a descendant. 

See "English Baronetage," Foster's Edition, 18S1, p. 311. 

Our first American ancestors by the names of Howard, No. 
234; Morton, No. 886; Peabody, No. 294 (from whom, respect- 
ively. General O. O. Howard, Hon. Levi P. Morton, late Vice- 
President, and Mr. George Peabody, the noted philanthropist, 
were descended) and Winslow. No. 430, were all reputed to have 
been of roval descent. 

Hon. (Jakes Ames was not only a relative, but a friend of our 
family. I was his private secretary during 1872-3, the last winter 
of his stay in Washington, as a member of Congress. His son, 
Hon. Oliver Ames, was Governor of Massachusetts. 

The Edson family record goes back from Samuel Edson, No. 
478. to Thomas, Jr., to Thomas, Sr., to Richard, to Thomas and 
Juliana (Bustard) Edson, of Addersbury, England, 1480-1540. 


"THE PRONOUNCING BIBLE," by Israel Alger. Jr., A. M. 

The Family Bible of our grandmother. Polly (Alger) Ames, 
now in my possession, is a copy of the above, presented to her 
by her brother, the author, out of the first edition published in 
1825. He was the author of many educational works, adopted 
as standard by the public schools of Boston and extensively used 
in this country and in England. Horatio Alger. Jr.. the famous 
author of juvenile fiction, was a near relative. 

Knowing that there was much in our family history that was 
noteworthy, I conceived it to be a duty peculiarly my own, to thus 
collect and preserve facts, that otherwise might remain scattered, 
or through lapse of time be forgotten and lost. Much that is 
interesting has been crowded out for lack of space. The labor 
and expense and waste of tme, if it be such, have been entirely mv 
own. I have endeavored to follow every line of ancestry as far 
back as possible and have as diligently sought to trace the humble 
and obscure, as those more favored by fortune : but for obvious 
reasons the records of the prosperous or "well-to-do" are usually 
much more easily obtained, the genealogies of many such families 
being already in jirint. 


Twelve years Professor of Histology, Medical Department, 
National L'niversity : five years Medical Examiner, U. S. Pension 
Office ", four years Secretary of Board of U. S. Examining Sur- 
geons ; member of Medical .A.ssociation, District of Columbia ; 
member of the National Geographic Societ\' : member of the 
Sons of the American Revolution; member (and surgeon) of D. 
C. Society of Mayflower Descendants ; 32°, K, C. C. H. of Ancient 
Accepted Scottish-Rite Masons ; member of Almas Temple, A. A. 
O. Nobles of the Mystic Shrine ; Past Commander, Washington 
Commandery, No. i. Knights Templar; Past High Priest. Capital 
Chapter. No. 11. Royal Arch Masons; Past Master. Harmony 
Lodge, No. 17, F. .\. A. Masons; Past Grand Lecturer, Order of 
the Eastern Star of District of Columbia ; Past Noble Grand, 
Friendship Lodge, No. 12, I. O. O. F. ; Past President of Micro- 
scopical Society of District of Cohmibia ; member of the Knights 
of Pythias, etc. 


MAY 2 1 1930