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FELTON FAMILY. 



Nathaniel Felton came to Salem in 1633, when 17 years of 
age; lie made a voyage to England in 1634, and returned in I 
he settled near Felron Hill. Salem, about 1645, the part afterwards 
called Danvers — now, ls7i>, Peabody. He was juryman in 1655, 
and a constable in ln.">7; was chosen Ensign in 1679, and Lieut. 
in 1681. lie became a member of the church in 1648, and hie 
oldest children were baptized that year. Rev. Dr. Felt, author of 
Annals of Salem, says, "lie was a man of good faith and judg- 
ment, lie was frequently called to give hi- testimony about lii _ - 
ted estates." In li'>7ii. he was appointed appraiser <>t' the est I 
hid brother-in-law, Christopher Waller. In 1684, was app 
overseer and appraiser >>f Zerubbabel Endicott's estate. Nathaniel 
Felton's deposition of April 6, 17<>.">. signed by hi- own hand, .-ays 
he has been in Salmi 72 year.-. The same time he testified that 
North River in Salem was called Naumkeag by the Indians. 

He married Mary Skelton, daughter of Rev. Samuel Skclton, an 
early minister of Salem: they Uu\ nine children. Mr.-. Fclton died 
May 8, 1701, aged about 7.") years. Lt. Nathaniel Felton died July 
30, 1705, aged 90 years. His will dated October, 17".;. proved 
May, 1706, mentions sons John and Nathaniel, daughters Elizabeth 
(a widow) , Ruth and Hannah. 

Benjamin Felton, a brother of Nathaniel, came to America in 
1635, when he was 22 years of age. He took the oath of freeman, 
May. 1636.- He lived in Salem, near the meeting-house, and in 
1051 he was chosen to take care of the meeting-house. In 1651', 
he purchased a dwelling-house and one-quarter of an acre of land, 
of the agent and attorney of the Rev. and famous Hugh Peters, a 
former pastor of the Church in Salem. June 20, 1669, he was 
appoint* d to keep the Salem prison, dime 19, 1676, " Agn • d \\ ith 
John Mar.-ton to move the prison into Benjamin Felton's Garden." 
He kept the prison till about 1684. Hi- wife was Mary. He died 
near the year 1689, aged about 76 years. Thcv had Bevcral chil- 
dren : 

John, bapt -Ian. 26, 1640; he lived in Salem, pin of the time, up to 

about 168 I. 
Remkmber, bapt. May 28, 1643 j m. in 1634, G rg Samoa. Had 

•1 children. 



•1 FELTON FAMILY. 

Exercise, perhaps bis daughter, m. in li ' 

children. 
]>i;\m vmiv. bapt. Feb. is. 1645-6; Bupp one of t li • - 

men of Salem in 1 720. 

Mrs. Bleanor Felton, mother of Rcnjamin and Nathaniel 
ton, was rarlv in tin- country ; -In- was a member of the S 
Church before l»i:)7: In Jan. 1652, she sold a dwelling-house and 
20 rods of land in Salem to William Marston. 

William Lord, sen., of Salem, in L673 Left Mrs. Felt on, a wi 
a legacy of £20. 

Judith Felton, daughter of Nathaniel Felton, 
England, and supposed sister of Benjamin and Nathaniel Felton 
named above, of Salem, Mass., married ahum L644, John Ingcr- 
soll, and had eight children. 

(1.) Lt. Nathaniel' and Mary (Skeltpri) Felton. Children: 
2. i. Jons, 8 b. about 1645; m. in 1670, M !' ipkins. 

ii. Ruth, bapt. Oct 2'J, 1648; m. before 1685, James II 
son of Joseph Eloulton of Salem. James rloultou was 
of the Selectmen of Salem for a number of | 
iii. Mart, bapt. April G, 1651; died when jroung. 
iv. Elizabeth, b. March 18, 1652; bapt. May 1. 1653; m. ii ' 
Thomas Watkins ; had oue sou, Thorn is, Jr. She died M 
1731, aged 78 years. . 

v. XvniAMi.i,. bapt. Oct. 28, 1654 ; died young. 
8. vi. Nathaniel,' b. Aug. 15, IG55; m. Ann li ■ a. 
vii. Mary, b. Jan. \~>. 1657 ; bapt. May 30, IG58. 
viii. Hannah, bapt. June 20, 1663; m. in 1684, S 

-.in of Zerubbabel Endicott, and gi Gov. J 

Endicott. Samuel Endicott died in 1694, I g four 

dren; and the vridow Hannah Endicotl m. 2d, 
Thorndike Proctor. They had four sons: Nathan. T 
dike, Kbenezer and Jonathan. Thornd . i' 
1). July 15, 1672, the youngest child, by the first n I 
Proctor, who was executed t'<>r witchcraft in Salem, Aug. 1'.'. 
1692. 
ix. Susanna, bapt. March 29, 1665. 

(2.) i. John Felton 1 (yiithaniel 1 ), b. about 1645; m. in 
1670, Mary Tompkins, bapt. April 29, 1049, daughter of John 
Tompkins of Salem. She died Dee. 12, L688, aged 10 y< irs. II • 

m. 2d, Hannah. 

They resided mar Felton Hill. Salem, dune 25, L713, J 
Felton, Hannah Felton, with 38 nth, a- persons, were dismiss* 1 from 
the church in Salem, g » us to bee »me a church at the Middle V - 
cinct, afterwards South Danvers, now (1876) Peabody. II 
Feb. I'.'. 17 17- is, in his 73d year. lli< will, dated Oct. 
proved March, 17 is, names three sons and four daughters. 

His children were: 

I. i. Nathaniel,' b. dune s. 1C72; in. June 29, 
Foot. 



FELTON FAMILY. O 

ii. Mary, b. Mar. 31, 1674 : she was living Mar. 23, 1721. 

iii. John*, b. March 22, IG76; d. April 6, the same year. 

iv. Hannah, b. April I83 lC77j m. Oct. 1701, Arthur Chamnes of 

Marblehead. 
v. Elizabeth, b. Feb. 28, 1678-9 s d. aboul 1765, 

5. vi. Sam iii.. 3 b. Jan. 1. 1681-2; m. May, 1709, - G 

6. vii. .Jm^. 3 I). Aug. 22, 168G; m. April, 1721 3 M irj Watei ■ 
viii. Ruth, b. Sept; l l. l6'J3j by 2d \ , 

ix. Susannah, b. Sept. 15, 1696. 

(3.) vi. Nathaniel 1 Felton (Nathaniel '), b. August 1"», 
in.")5; m. Ann Horn, daughter of Dea. John Horn, of Salem. 
Part, ii' not all, of D^a. John Horn's descendants took the surname 
of Orne. Nathaniel* Felton livid near Felton Hill. Salem. [lis will 
dated duly 6, 1731, proved Feb. 1733-4, his eldest son Skell 
cutor, mentions wife Ann, sister Elizabeth Watkins, sons Skelton, 
Jonathan, Ebcnezer, John, Daniel; daughters .Mar-ant Sheldon, 
Sarah Marsh, and Mary who had £40. The six oldest children 
were bapt. in 169 1. 

Their children were : 

7. i. Skelton, 3 m. May, 1712, Hepsibah Sheldon. 

8. ii. John, 3 supposed m. 1st, Jan. 1709, Mary Pitman of Marble- 

head; m. 2d, Nov. 1710, Sarah Foot. 

9. iii. EuENEjycR, 3 1). 1685; iii. Oct. 1716, Jehoadan Ward. 

10. iv. Jonathan, 3 m. Jan. 1718-19, Rel N lham. 

11. v. Daniel, 3 m. Sarah. 

vi. Margaret, m. Sheldon. 
vii. Sarah, m. David Marsh, 172". 
viii. Mart, had by will £10. 

THIKI) GENERATION. 

(■I.) i. Xatiiamki, Felton, 3 the third (John* Nathaniel 1 ), 
born June 8, 1672 ; in. dune 29, 1698, Elizabeth Foot, who was 
born April, 1675, dau. of Isaac Foot, and sister of Malachi Foot. 
Mr. Felton died duly, 1732 ; his son. Malaclii Felton, was appointed 
administrator. His grandfather Nathaniel was living in 
Their children wore : 

i. Abigail, b. May 12, 1699. 
ii. s vml'el, 1>. An-. 7. 17i»l ; d. F< b. 2, 1717—18, aged 16 years. 

12. iii. Malachi, 4 b. May II. 1703 j ax. Feb. 1735, Abigail Ja 
iv. M utx, 1). March 16, 1707. 

v. Elizabeth, 1>. May !7. 1709. 
vi. Nathaniel, b. Dec. 29, 1710; d. April 3, 1712. 

13. vii. Benjamin, 4 b. Sept 9, 1712: m. Joauna. 

1 1. viii. Nathaniel, 4 b. May 6, 171 I : m. July, 17 1—. Ana 

ix. Is \ ve. b. March 6, 1 7 1 6. He was Iii ing in Salem in 17 i^. 
x. Samuel, b. May 20, 1721. 

(5.) vi. Samuel Felton' (John,* Natha •' >. born Jan. 1. 
1681-2 j m. in L701) Sarah Goodale, horn supposed aboul 1685, 
dau. of Zachariah Goodalc, of Salem ; had 10 children, lie wi 



FELTON FAMILY. 

weaver by trade, and lived on Felton Hill. He died at the 
place Oct. •"'. 1772, ag d 90 years. Hi- will dated J • • I », 1754, 
then in the new town called Danvcrs, proved N'ov. 2, 1772, 
mentions wife Sarah, sons Jacob, David, Samuel, Zachariali, his 
son Stephen's two cliildrcn, Stephen and Sarah Felton, and 
daughters, Sarah "Webber, Hannah Howe, and Elizabeth Daland. 
Samuel and Znchariah, the two executor.-, had the home place. 

Their children were : 

li). i. Stephen,* b. April 19, 171": m. Nov. 1742, Dorcas Upton. 
ii. Amos, !». Jan. 7, 1711-12; <1. March 13, 1712. 

16. iii. Jacob,* b. March 13, 1712-13 (March 24, N. S.) ; m. - 

Barrett; m. 2d, llczediah Elowe; both wives born in 
borough, Mass. 

iv. Sakah, b. Feb. 2, 1 .1-1.3: m. Jan. 1 1. 1739, John Webber, 
of Marblehead. 

v. Hannah, b. Oct. 2 1, 1716; m. Moses Howe, <>r' M irll 
Mass.; sh( d. Nov. 22, 1789, aged 7:; years; her bi 
Jacob Felton, d. two days before, Nov. 2U, 1789; they 
both buried in one day. They were the |>arents of the 
Dea. Samuel Howe, of Marlborough, Moss. 

17. vi. Samuel,* l>. Feb. 17. 1718-19; m. in 17.".''.. Man Smith. 

18. \ ii. David,* b. Nov. G, 1720; m. in 1717 Zerviah Howe, of Marl- 

borough. 
viii. Elizabeth, b. Aug. 2, 1722; d. young. 
ix. Elizabeth, b. Nov. 19, 172.;'; m. Sept. 1744, Benj 
Daland, Jr. 

19. x. Zachariah,* b. Feb. 20, 1725-6; m. Tamison Upton. 

(6.) vii. John 3 (John,* Nathaniel 1 ), born Aug. 22, I 
in. April, 1721, Mary Waters. He lived upon his father** 
near Felton Hill ; supposed he died in 177G or '77, aged 90 ; 
His will dated Danvers, May, 17»i.">. proved April, 1777, mentions 
wife Mary, sons Ebenezer (who died before his father), Timothy 
(the executor named), John, El is ha, William; daus. Abigail 
Mackintine, Hannah Upton, Eunic • and Lydia. EKshn and William 
had land given them in Amherst, N. H. They had I 1 children. 
i7 Mart, b. March 9, 1721-2. 

ii. John, 1>. .luly 28, 1723; m. Nov. 17 11. 1 S aith. 

iii. Eunice, bapt. Jan. 31, 1724-5, 

iv. Nathan, bapt. 172">-<;. His estate settled by his father iu 17>' >. 
v. Li oia, bapt. .l:m. 1 1. l 7.7 i. 

vi. Abigail, bapt. Feb. 23, 1728-9; m. Archelaus Mackintine. 
vii. Mehitable, bapt. Dec 6, L730; d. young. 
viii. Hannah, bapt. July 15, 1732; m. Dec. 17.".:.. William I 
of Rending; his 2d marri i« 

20. iv. Elish w,* baj •• 1 1 30, 1738; m. and had children. 

x. Mi in r.vr.i i . bapt. March 30, 1735. 

21. xi. William, 4 bapt Nov. 7, 17.;>'. ; m. and had children. 
xii. Tn >mas, bapt, Jul) 16, 1 738. 

xiii. Euenezer, bapl S 28, 1740; d. before his 177"-: 

was a soldier that year. 

22. riv. Timothy,* bapt. Dec 19, 1742; m. in 176C Pi 



FELTOS FAMILY. < 

(1.) Skelton Felton 1 (Nathaniel,* Nathaniel 1 )* b. about 
1G8— ; in. May, 1712, rlcpsibah Sheldon. He lived in S 
until about 17 11, when he moved to Rutland, Mass., with 1 .!- 
Joseph, where he died about L749. His will dated Rutland, Jan. 
5, 1745, proved May, 1749, mentions son Joseph, wife Elepsibah, 
and daus. Lydia Foster, Rebecca Houghton, Anna, Hcpsibah and 
Ruth. Their children were : 

i. Rebecca, bapt Feb. 7, 1714 ; m. Hoaghton. 

23. ii. Joseph:, 4 bapt. Aug. 14, 1715 ; m. in 173G, Miry Tra->k, of 

Salem. 
iii. Lydia, m. Ebenezer Foster, 
iv. Axxa, bapt. 1717; supposed m. March 16, 1753, •' 

of Leicester. 
v. Benjamin, bapt. May 8, 1720; not named in the will. 
\i. Hepsibah, bapt. Jan. 20, 1722-3; m. -March 1,17 1 1-5, Samuel 

Haywood, of Holden. 
vii. Ki in. bapt. May, 1725; supposed m. March 8, 1717--. 

Grout, of Rutland. 

(8.) ii. John Felton 3 (Nathaniel,' Nathaniel 1 ), supp «ed in. 
1st, Jan. 18, 17()'.), Mary Pitman, of Marblehead ; m. 2d, Nov. 
1719, Sarah Foot, of Salem. He lived at Marblehead, where he 

died about 1771. His will dated Oct. 1761, proved Jan. 177 J, 
mentions son Francis, the executor: dan. Mary, who m. 1- 
Williams, and three grandchildren Sarah, Lydia and Hannah 
Felton. His children were : 

i. John, m. April 13, 17 1".. Hannah Kimball. 

ii. Mary, m. June, 174G, [saac Williams. 

24. iii. Francis, 4 b. Aug. 15,1726; m. in 1750, Mehitable K 

m. 2d, Hannah Turner. 

(9.) iii. Ebenezeb Felton 3 (Nathaniel,' Nathaniel 1 ), b. 
about 1685; in. Oct. 1716, Jchoadan Ward. He in. 1st, Mehi- 
table, and had : 

25. i. David. 4 h. in 1711; bapt Feb. 21, 1713 ; m. Nov. 1786, Sarah 

llokon, b. April, 1715, dau. of James Holton, of Salem. 
Ebenezer Felton,' the father, resided in Salem till aboul 1740, 
when he removed to what was afterwards called New Salem, Frank- 
lin County, Mass.; he was a house carpenter by trade, and was 
one of the selectmen of \»-\\ Salem the year it was incorpon 
17.">;>. He was deacon of the church, and died about 177i>. 
90 years. His will dated New Salem, Nov. 24, 1762, proved S 
177T), mentions wife Jehoadan, sons David, Ebenezer, Jr., A 
Benjamin, Nathaniel, and grandchildren Benjamin, Mehitable, and 
Sarah Southwick ; Nathaniel, the executor. Iva. Ebenezer and 
Jehoadan Fclton's children were: 

ii. Esther, l>aj>t. with three brothers. Dec. ■'•. 1727. 

26. iii. Ki'.im/ii;.' in. Ut, Lydia; 2d, Hannah. 
•J7. iv. AMOS, 4 bapt 17-7; m. 1 7 7 < • . Hannah V 

28. v. Benjamin, 4 b. in 1727 ; bapt Dec •. 1 7 j 7 : m. Mary. 



FELTON FAMILY". 

vi. Natha»iel,) Tw . b j 23 l728 

mi. .John. j 

29. viii. Nathaniel, 4 bapt. May 31, 1730; m. Mary. 
i.\. Jonx, bapt Nov. 12. 1732. 
x. Mehitable, bapt. !•'« sb. 15, 17 



(10.) iv. Jo.\ \j ii \\ Felton* (Nathaniel,* Nathaniel 1 ), in. 
Jan. 1718-19, in Salem, Rebecca Sccdham. II'- was living in 
1761, when bia son of the same name waa Jonatlian Felton,' .Jr. 
They had several children : 

i. Mary, bapt. July 29, 1721. 
30. ii. Nathaniel, 4 bapt. May 5, 1723 ; m. in 1754, Mrs. D 
ton, widow of Stephen Felton, No. l"<. 
iii. Jonathan, bapt. in 1725 ; died young. 
81. iv. Anthony,* bapt. before 1736 ; m. in 171 ,1 iP 

32. v. Jonathan, 4 bapt Feb. b, 1736-7; m. in 177-.. A 
Whitridge. 

(11.) v. Daniel Felton 3 (Nathaniel * Nathani ,i .Sarah 
Heresided al Marblchcud, and died before 1761. He and 



his two 6ons all blacksmiths by trade, and all living in Marblchead 

in 175b'. His sons were : 
33. i. Daniel, 4 in. Aug. 1750, Sarah Martin, both of Mail 
31. ii. Thomas, 4 m. July, 1754, Hannah Halfpenny, buth of - 
head. 



FOURTH GENERATION. 

(12.) iii. Malaciii Felton 4 (Nathaniel* Joh . N • 
b. May 14, 1705; m. Feb. 1735, Abigail Jacobs. He 
Bchool teacher in Salem in 17.">b and 1737. In 1751, one ol 
committee of .-ix that reported about incorporating the town of 
Dan vers. In 17b I, the moderator at the annual meeting in lb .: 
In 17 13 he was chosen Deacon of the Church. He lived u; 
father's place on Felton Hill, now called Mt. Pleasant. He waa 
living in 17 70, then 7-1 year.- of age. Hi- children w 
i. Abigail, bant. April 30, 1738; m. Ruel Richai 
ii. Klizabi i ii, bapt. June 11. 1711. 
iii. Mart, bapt: Jan. 1742-3; m. July 2 1, 1766, Dea. 

Kent; had I children. 
iv. Mai m iii. bapt June 16, 17 15. 

v. Sarah, bapt Feb. 10, 1750; m. March 28, 177".. Rol rt Tt . 
son : had 9 chil In d. Mrs. Sarah Wilson died S , - 
aged 85 y< 

(13.) vii. Benjamin Felton* (Nathannl,* John, 1 X '- 

aniel 1 ), b. Sept. 'b 17 12; m, Joanna . He was living at 

Watertown in 1753, where he was a constable in 1762. He died 
in Watertown Aug. 1"'. 1705, aged 53 years. His widow, J 
Felton, in. May 7. 1 7oV , Samuel Livermore, Esq., of Waltham, his 



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I third wife. Benjamin Felton'a will, dated Dec. 27. 1764, mentions 
wife Joanna, a dau. Lucy, and broth rs and sisters. Their children 
w ere : 

i. Benjamin, bapt. Nov. 22, 1752; d. July 15, 1754. 
ii. Li cv, bapt. May 29, L756 ; d. July 26, L766,aged 1" ; 

(14.) viii. Nathaniel Felton 4 (Nathaniel? John,* Nath- 
[ aniel 1 ), b. May 9, 1711: m. July, 1741, Anna Jacobs, of Salem. 
I They moved to Uoxbury, where the- births of their children are re- 
corded. IK- was a scythe-maker in Roxbury in 17 1"). and a black- 
smith in L785. [Ie died Fel . 24, L807, aged 92 year.- 9 months 
15 days. His estate was settled the same year by Dea. Joshu I 
ton, the oldest son then li\ ing, and Jesse I >n r _'.tt. ( !hildren nam. d, 
|| Joshua, William, Edward Jackson, Abigail Richardson, and Mary 
' Pond. Nathaniel Felton and family resided at Marlborough, M ss., 
; ; several year- during the revolutionary war. Their children were : 

35. i. Nathaniel, 4 b. March 1 or 1, 1742; m. Dec 1769, Mary 

Williams of Roxbury. 

36. ii. Joshua, 8 b. March 21, 1743; m. .Ian. 1766, Mary Wardell. 

37. iii. William,* b. March 18, 17 1"); m. Nov. 24, 177:;. Eunice Wil- 

liams, of Deerfield, Mass. 
iv. Hannah. 1). May 17. 1749; d. unmarried, .Juno 18, 1807, f.-ur 

months after her father, aged 58 y< ars. 
v. Abigail, b. 2\ov. 17, 1753; m. Jau. 27, 177 1. Joseph Rich- 

ardson. 
vi. Mary, b. July 22, 1756 ; m. at Marlborough in 1777. Nathaniel 

Wardell, aud had oue daughter; she m. 2d, supposed llev. 

Enoch Pond, of Wrentham. 

38. vii. Edward Ja i kson, s b. Sept. 1. 1758; m. Tatuison . 

(15.) i. Stephen FeltonJ (Samuel? John? Nathaniel*), b. 

April 19, 171<»; m. Nov. 1742, Dorcas Upton, b. Sept. 1718, 

dan. of "William Upton. Stephen Felton died leaving two children, 

I and the guardianship of the two minors was granted to Samuel 

Felton, their grandfather. The widow. Dorcas Felton, m. in 1754 

l{ Nathaniel Felton (30), son of Jonathan Felton. 

Stephen FeltonV children were : 

89. i. Stephen,* b. about 1744 ; bapt, in 1746-7; m. Elizabeth . 

ii. Sarah, bapt. in 1746 7; m. Dea, Joseph Ross, of Salem ; 
two or more children ; she died Aug. I - 
Dea. Joseph Uoss died March 25, lbl8, aged 76 yean. 

(16.) iii. Jacob Felton' (Samm I? John? Nathaniel 1 ), b, 
March 13, 1713; m. in Marlborough, Sarah Barrett; she died 
March 26, L742, aged 27 years. 1 K m. 2d, in L749, Ilezediah 
Howe, dau. of Kphraira EIowc, and granddaughter ofCapt. 1. 
Howe, all of Marlborough. 

Jacob Felton* was n cordwainer by trade, and came t<-> Marl- 
borough about L738, where he was chosen n sealer of leather for 
more than ">o years. He was constable and lieutenant in 1762, a 



10 FELTON FAMILY. 

selectman in 1777. He died Nov. 20, 1789, i ;•■! ' 
months. Widow Hezcdiah Fclton died Feb. 25, hi.. 
Lt. Jacob Felton's children — one by Bret wife, six by second wit'c : 
40. i. John, b. No< (0. S. . Nov. 2 I (N. S.), 1711 ; m. in I 
bornagh, Pcrsi 1 ' .••■: •-. in Jan. 1 7 • . 
ii. Sarah, b. 1 Ith or 25th of Feb. 1750-1 ; m. in 177 I 
Dudley Hardy, who was a soldier from Marlborough, 
revolutionary army. 
■11. iii. Stephen,* b. S< pt. 11 (O. S.). 25 (N. S.), 1752 : m. Lovinah 
Stowe, in 1 77."». 
iv. Silas, b. Nov. 15, 1754; d. Sept. 1. 1775, aged 21 •■ 
•12. v. 3I.v i rHiAS, 4 b. March 28, 1 7 -0 • i ; m. Sarah Maynard, b. . 
28, 1757. 
vi. Lucy, b. July 23, 1760; m. in 1778, in Marlboro', Th 
Hardy. 

43. vii. Joel,* 1). May 14, 1762; m. in 1787, Susanna II rot, Sud- 

bury, Mass. 

Lt. Jacob Fclton died the day hie oldest son was ! v j i ars 
and Mrs. Felton just >'" s yeara after her oldest daughter was born. 

(17.) vi. S\\in:i. Felton 4 (Samuel, ■' . .V 
Feb. 17,1718-19; rn. in 1756, Mary Smith. He died in Dan vers, 
Feb. 1782, aged 63 years: his widow died Feb. 12, 1810. 
will dated Xov. 29, 1781, mentions wife and six children. 
children were : 

44. i. David,* b. April 20, 17."»7; m. in 1784, Hannah Sainton, of 

Danvers. 

45. ii. Asa.' b. Jan. 1". 1759; m. Mary Ep] 

iii. Ruxn,b. Nov. 17. 1761; d. Aug. 29, 1766. 
iv. Ruth, b. Aug. 29, 1766, the day her 

v. Sarah, b. Sept. 6, 1768; in. Sept. 1786, Capt Jonathan Lan- 
der, of Salem. 
4G. vi. Samuel,* b. Nov. 24, 1772 (the same year lii> grandfather 
Samuel died) ; m. March. 1805, Jane l>"k.\ of Salem. 
vii. Mary, bapt. June 15, 1777. 

(18.) vii. David Feltox' (Samuel^ John,' j\ r athaniel l ) t b. 
Nov. (!, 1720; in. in 17 17 Zerviah Howe, dau. of Gerehom Howe, 
and granddau. oi Capt. Eleazer Howe, all «.t' Marlborough. Davkl 
Felton was a tanner, and settled in Marlborough, where seven 
children were born. In 1702 he removed t . > Petersham, whei 
in. a second wife, and died about 1777 : had 11 children : 
i. Zerviah, b. Nov. 24, 1748; d. Oct 22, 17.V>. 
ii. N.vnm . 1). Nov. 28, 1750; m. David S( 
•17. iii. Daniel, b. Sept 19-30 (N. S.), I752j m. May, 177 
Wilder. 
iv. R \< in i . 1>. s, pt. 23, 1 75 I : in. Jo 
\. Zerviah, b. Nov. i">. 1756, 

vi. Tamisox, b. Nov. 28, 1758; m. in 17/9, Daniel Benjamin: had 
11 children. 
48. vii. George \\i bber, b. April 20, 1701 ; m. s. 
Oliver. 



FELTON FAMILY. 11 

viii. Puree, b. Sept 12, 1763 ; m. in 1780, Leva 
13 children. 

49. ix. Amos, b. in Petersham, about 1765; in. Sarah . 

x. Nabbt, or Abigail, b. about 17C7 j i 
xi. Lydia, b. about 17C9 ; m. in 1795, Jedediah Howe, ol 
borough. 

(19.) x. Zaciiariah Felton' (Samuel,* John,* Nathanu 
b. Feb. 20, 1725-6; in. Tainisoo Upton, b. Sept. 1. 17;;.:. 
of James Upton, who was brother of Dorcas Upton that m. Si 
Felton a!>«»vc named. He d. March 23, 1780. Hi* will 
Danvers, Aug. 177G, proved .May, 1780, gave hie honi< 
nephew Amos Felton. 4 He gave some property to three m 
his nephews, Stephen, 8 John,' and Asa J Felton. Zachariah I 
had no children: his widow m. about 1788, John Dod«e. 

(22.) xiv. Toiotht Felton* (John,' John,' Nathani 
bapt. Dec. 19, 1712; m. in 1 T • ". r» , Hannah Proctor, of D 
where he resided. Me d. Oct. 12, 1811, aged 69 y< widow 

a few years afterwards, Sept. 19, 1815, aged 72 y< ■:-. \\. 
Nathan Felton,* Esq., settled the estate. Their children were : 

50. i. Timotht, 4 I). Dec, 8, 1765; m. in 17—. Polly Putnam. 

was Justice of the Peace, and settled in Warner, N. II., 
where li<' died Jan. 15, 1856, agi i DO •. 
ii. Hannah, b. Aug. 1. 1768; m. in 1788, Nathaniel I 
I). Aug. •"», 1759. 

51. iii. Nathan," !>. June 15, 177"; m. Jan. 1796, I.;. lia Pr 

iv. Desire, b. June 9, 1773; m. in 1798 Amos Putnam, - 
Dr. James Putnam, and grandson of Dr. Amos Putuai 
ofDanvers; they had six children. 

52. v. Ebbnezer,* b. Nov. 25, 1775. Hewasagenl 

Iron Factory Co., incorporated M irch, 1805, and made 
improvements in the manufacture of nails ; he was 
the Danvers Cotton Factory Co., incorporated March, I 
he was Captain of a Company in Danvers in 1812. II 
at Mcadville, l'a.. num. Aug. 5, 1849, ogi I 74 yi 
b-2^. vi. John, 5 b. April 25, 17 7:' ; bapt. same daj ; m. in 1802, Ph be 
Goodale, dau. of (.'apt. William G 

Pleasant; had five children. Capt. John Fell I. Oct. IS .. 
aged !'■'> ye irs. 
vii. Mart, b. Dec, 17. 1781 ; m. in \<\! Stephen 1' 
Beveral children; she d. Sept. 7, 1858, aged 71 
Mr. Proctor tm> months afterwards, N 76 

viii. Betsey, l>. Oct. 17. 1789; m. in 1817 Mos a Preston, Jr.; 
their only daughter lived 22 years. Mrs. Preston d. N 
1854, aged So years. Mr. Prestou is living, iu 1-77. on 
Felton Hill, Mt. Pleasant, in the town ol P i y, Mass. 

(23.) ii. Joseph Felton* (8k el ton, 1 Nathn '. .Y '- 
ante/ 1 ), bapt. Aug. 1 I. 1715; m. in 1736, MaryTrask, ofSalein, 
and moved to Rutland, Worcester County, .Ma--. ; had 11 or 
children; the tour oldest were bapt. at Salem. 1I-- mu a fence 



12 PELTON FAMIILY. 

viewer in Rutland in 1752—5. His wife Mary died in Oakham, 
Jan. 16, 1801, in her 85th year. Mr. Felton died in the same 
town, Feb. 1 I, 1803, in his ' ss :!i year. Their children w< e: 
i. Hannah, b. Aug. 18, 17':7; m. Moses Ham 

53. ii. Benjamin, 8 b. March 12, 1739; m. i t, : 2d, Ruth 

Hamilton j had IS children. 
ill- Sarah, b. Oct 21,1741. 
iv. Hepsid \ii, Ii. Aug. 21, 17 13. 
v. Desiue, 1). Aug. 21, 1746. 
vi. Betsi i , b. Aug. 29, 1748. 

54. vii. Skkltox/ b. Dec. 21 (N. S.), 1750; m. Aug. 177". - 

Hale. 
viii. Mary, I). Jan. 17. 17",.;. 
ix. LroiA, 1). July '■'•. 1 755. 
x. Isabel, b. March 23, 1759. 
xi. John, d. in Oakham, Nov. 7. 177."., of canker rash and scarlet 

fever; and one of his sisters died she days afterwards, Nov. 

13, 177.J. 

(24.) ili. Francis Felton* (John* Nathaniel '* Xathanii 
b. Aug. 15, 1726; m. in 1750 Mehitable Kimball, b. Dec. 22, 
1726, dau. of Thomas and Mehitable Kimball. Mrs. Felton d. 
Aug. 6, 170'b'. Hem. 2d, in 1768, Hannah Turner, 1>. Jan. 23, 
1734. 

Francis Felton was a Captain and Town Clerk in Marblehcad. 
"July 18, 177 1, ('apt. Francis Felton, <>t' Marblehead, gave two 
Quintals <>f Fish to the poor ol Boston." He died about 
estate was settled that year; hi- widow was living; he had 15 
children : 

i. Mehitable, l>. Feb. 9, 17-'»l ; d. Nov. - ime year. 
ii. Mehitable, b. in 1752; d. in 1759. 
iii. John, b. March 19, 1753. 
iv. Francis, 1). Aug. 13, 1754; d. 1771. 
v. Samuel, b. Dec. 1 1. 17."..".. 
vi. Mart, b. March I. 177.7 ; d. same year. 
vii. Daniel, b, June 27, 17.">s. 
viii. Ml in i VBLE, b. D( c. 23, 1761, 
i.\. Thomas, b. March 11. 1764; lost suddenh at sea, June 7. 

1 78"_', aged 1 s years, 
x. Sarah, b. Oct. 29, L7G5. 
xi. and xii., two sons, b. June 20, 17G9 ; b »th d. same day. 

55. xiii. James, b. July 22, lt70; m. Feb. 1790, Ruth Sn 

xiv. Elias Tcrner, l». April ".'. 1771?; ,1. May 17, the same mouth 

his brother Francis, 177 1. aged 2 y< .:-. 
xv. Mart, !>. June 21, 1 7 7 r. . 

(30.) ii. Nathaniel Felton* (Jonathan,* Nathaniel,* X - 
aniel 1 ), bapt. May 5, 1723; m. in 17.'. 1 Mrs. Doi - Felton, 
widow of Stephen Felton (15 — i.). He lived upon Stephen F 
place on Mt. Pleasant, Danvers, now, in l N 7i;. Peabody. 11 
Feb. 8, 1 7 7 ♦ ; : his \\id..u ,1. March 23, 1803, Rsed 84 veara. 



FELTON FAMILY. 13 

I Ii~ children were : 

i. Anna. b. Nov. 5, 1754. 
ii. Maut, !.. Marcli 28, 17.JC. 
iii. Dorcas, b. Jau. 2C, l 7o%. 
"t. iv. Nathaniel, b. Aug. •"', 1759 ; m. twice, Anne Priu 
Hannah Felton. 

(34.) ii. Thomas Teuios* (Daniel? Nathaniel? Nathaniel 
m. July, 1754, Hannah Halfpenny, both of Marblehcutl. In 
17G0, widow Sarah Felton sold her Bon Thomas some land in 
Marblchead. Thomas Felton was a blacksmith, and wa« living in 
Marblchcad at the commencement of thia century. His widow, 
Hannah Felton, d. Feb. i, 1822, aged 89. They had one son : 

58. i. Thomas, 6 m July 20, 17 s ", Martha Conway. 

FIFTH GENERATION. 

(35.) i. Nathaniel Felton* (Nathaniel,* Nathaniel? John,* 
Nathaniel. 1 ), b. March 4, L742 ; m. Dec. L76D, Mary Williams, 
I.. April 11, 17 17. daughter of Col. Joseph Williams, ofRoxbury. 
They had one child that died young. He died, and the widow m. 
May 7, 1786, Samuel Waite (not Nathaniel Waitc, as stated in the 
Wi' ,: II k). Mrs. Waite d. Oct. 12, 1835, a?t. 88 yrs. Her 
sister Martha m. William Williams, Jr., and their youngest child, 
born Dec. 30, 177'.', was named for his uncle, Nathaniel Felton. 
Nathaniel F. Williams, Esq. was a merchant, and Collector <>f the 
Port of Baltimore, Md., in 1841, and was living there in January, 
l^jb, then aged 7G years. 

(36.) ii. Joshua Felton' (Nathaniel? Nathaniel? John? 
Nathaniel 1 ), b. March 21, L743; in. dan. I7b'l>, Mary Wardell ; 
he in. 2d, Oct. L780, Mrs. Loia Pattce. Shed, his widow, A _. 
15, 182 1, aged 7 1 year.-. II.' was a blacksmith l>y trade. 1 1 
chosen, dune, 1787, a Deacon of Rev. Dr. Porter's church in Rox- 
bury. It is said he attended church every Sunday, except one half 
day, for thirty-seven years. He kept a diary of every event and 
thing that transpired in Uoxbury for a great number of years. He 
was one of the Standing Committee of the Roxbury Charitubl S - 
ciety many year.-. Dea, Felton 3. Dec. 1810, aged 7 1 years. 
His children were : 

i. Mart, b. Nov. 10, 17CC; d. unm. in [lingham, in 1838, a«t. 72. 
ii. II w\ \n. b. Feb. 2, I7G8 ; d. unm. 
iii. Lu< r, b. July 31, 1770; rn. Nov. 1". 1793, Dea. I'* 
colu, <>t' 1 liuuli.im ; had iw.> daughters, and 
Lincoln, Jr., fcsq. 
iv. Joshua, bapt. July, 1777. in Marlborough, where the family 
lived several years during the Revolution. 

(39.) i. Stephen Felton (Stephen? s '.' John? \ - 

thaniel 1 ), b. about 17 11: bapt. 174G-7 ; wife Elizabeth. II 



1 I FELTON FA.MILV. 

n tanner by trade, and resided in Beverly; in Wenliaui, 1797 : 
in Biddcford, M<'. Said to hare lived about 77 years. Thcj 
four or more childri n : 

i. Si i I'ni.v. married. 

ii. Phi be, 1>. M y 28, 1771 ? m. in 1793, Richard S 

Richard Skidmore, who v, as familiarly known as **0 IS 

a builder of gun-carriages, and ;i man of much humor in 

Salem an<l vicinity. 

iii. Sarah, m. Capt. James Derby. 

iv. Doa< v-. in. Joseph Kent 

(40.) i. Jonx Felton 6 {Jacob* Samuel, John, Nathani 
b. N<.\. 20, 1741 ; m. in Marlborough, Persia Rogers. They went 
to plantation Monadnock, N T o. .">, afterwards called Marlborough, in 
N. II.. where their nine children wereborn. A few years after their 
chil. were born, the family removed to near Cooperstown, X. Y. 

(II.) v. Stephen Felton, 1 (Jacobs* Samuel, John,* 
thanieV), b. Sei>t. 1 1 (O.S.), 25 (X. S.), 1752, die same year 
and month too (a month of only 19 days) that the new style of 
reckoning was adopted in Great Britain and her colonies in Ami 
when tin; third duy of September was called tin.- fourteenth day of 

9 •< • •■' [\c m. : - 177.'. Levinah Stowe, b. May 17, I 

dau. of David Stowe. He resided on his father's homestead, in 
Marlborough, where he d. Nov. 3, 1827, aged 75 y< s. Mrs. 
Levinah Felton d. March 6, 1842, ago! nearly 87 years. 
Their children were : 

i. Silas, b. Feb. 24, 177G; m. .Tun. 1709, Lu rctia 1 FA1 

borough. lie was a School Teacher, Assessor, Seh 
Town Clerk, Representative, Justice of the 1'- ice, ami I 
Master at Feltonville, in the northerly part of Marlborough. 
ii. Elijah, l>. V<-\>. 1">. 1778; d. same year. 
iii. Sally, b. Jan. 18.1779; d. the next year. 
iv. William, b. April 1"». 17M ; m. Lois Burtlett, of Northho- 
rough; lived on the Felton homestead, in M . where 

he d. Jul} 13, 18.16, aged 75 yrs. ; hud seveu children ; 
the parents of the compiler of this Felton Family. 
v. Lvdia, b. Oct. 1, l78o; m. Feb. 1804. Luther Wood, wl 
a tanner; had two sons, one daughter, [led. at lluntii _ 
Conn.. April 7. 1856, aged 78 years; his widow, at tl • 
plan-, Dec 20, 1870, ret. 87 yrs. Their son, A I 

Wood, i- a druggist and a|tothecarj at Sew Haven, Conn. 
vi. Aaron, b. Mai I6\ 1786; m. Lydia lligelow, 

where the) lived and had seven children. II 1. !>•>•. 1.'. 
1827, only a few weeks after his fathi r. Their 
Aaron [Iowu Felton, b. in 180S, m. and had twelve chil 
and d. suddenly in Marlborough, March 31, 1870, ._ . 
vii. Jacob, b. Nov. 16, 1790; m. Lucinda Wilkins; had •"• s ns; 
he lias lived in Marlborough, Princeton, ai 877 

living in Berlin. Mass. 
viii. Stephen, b. July 10 (a hot day), 17:'.'.; m, in 183 . 5a 



FELTON FAMILY. 10 

Weeks, 'Ian. of J ' \V( ] .'• oi Ai laus 1 

all of Marlborough. They had . I 

Feltou is now living, .Jui_>. 1877, in St. La .'*. Y. 

(43.) sii. JoelFelton* (Jacob/ Samuel, John,* X. .;'■■■ 
b. .May 1 1, 17tiJ: in. in 17*7, Susanna Hunt, of Sudbury, .Mi--. 
He was a farmer in Marlborough, where be d. Jan. 2, 1821), 
b'6 years. His widow d. Oct. 16, L841, a; its. 

Their children were : 

i. Scsaxxa, b. Oct 29, 1788; m.in 1809, Rdward Rice, of Marl- 
borough; she is living, in 1877, aged 89 years. They LmJ 
six children. 
ii. Lctiieu, b. April 28, 1790; m, Lydia Russell, and lived in 
Boston, where he d. Nov. 21, 1 8G8, aged 78; had 3 - hildren. 
1 1 is wife d. March, 1838, and in December, 1838, be 
Mrs. Mary Smith, widow of Cyrus Smith, of Lexi . 
iii. Joel, b. April 17. 17'.'j : he m. twice; had "■ and two 

daughters; lived in Boston several y< trs. Hia 
was Electa Spring, m. in 1828; the mothi r of his children. 
He moved to Bolton in 1 83 G, where li *77 

iv. George, b. May •;. 179G; lie m. twice; had ,; children; lived 

in Marlborough, where he d. March 13, 1875, 
v. Levi, 1». Jan. 17. 1799; m. Judith Abbott, of Billerica. 
vi. S.u.i. v, b. Oct, 18, 1800 ; d. Sept 27, 1804, aged J y< 
vii. Nf/ i • . ' . March 3, It >3 ; a wheelwright by trade ; he died 

April, 1841, iged 38 ye irs. 
viii. Matthias, b. Oct. 25, L805; m. Lucy II dl : bad 3 children; 
in 1876, living in Philadelphia, with lii- 2d wife. 
ix. John, b. July 22, 1808; m. Lydia Jenkins; lived in I 
whore he <1. Jan. 18G9, aged GO yrs. Had four children. 

(50.) i. Timothy Felton 8 (Timothy,* John* John,* Nathan- 
/'•/'). I>. Dec. < s , L765 ; m. Polly Putnam, dau. of Joseph Putnam, 
of Danvers. They had tlirce children. They moved t.> NYarncr, 
N. II. about L792. Lion. Levi Bartlett, of the same town, says I 
was a man of sound judgment, correct morals, of superior intelli- 
gence, and well posted in history. Timothy Felton, Esq., lived to 
the great age of 90 years. 

(51.) iii. Nathan Felton' (Timothy,* John,' John,' 
thaniel 1 ), b. Jan. r>, 1770; m. Jan. I7i)6, Lydia Proctor, b. July 
31, 1771. Gapt. Nathan Feltou was a trader in Danvcrs, in Lc 1 
He took a prominent pan in the concerns of the town ; was Ju« 
of the Peace; Town Clerk _ s years, and Selectman and Repi 
tative 15 years. He d. Feb. 26, L829, aged 58 years. His widow 
died four years afterwards. 
Their children were : 

i. MEniTADLE, b. May 15, 1797; d. 1813. 

ii. Nathan, b. Jan. 1 1. 1799; d. in Gardiner, Me, Aug. 10, 1818, 
aged 19 years- 



1579 1^ 1 



1(5 FELTOS FAMILY. 

iii. Hannah Proctoh, b. Feb. 25. 1802; m. in 1825, Capt. D 

Felton (son of N'athunii I Felton. No. 57). 
ir. Lydia, b. Sept. 23, 1804; ni. Willi u .Price, of D 

five children; slie d. in 1845. 
v. Eliza Matilda, b. Feb. 28, • ffm Pric< 

(53.) ii. Benjamin Felton" (Joseph,* Skelton i X 
X ' ■. / I h b. March 12, 17.;:' (suppose V S. Marcli 23, IT 
in. 1st wife, and had two daughters ; in. 2d, Lluth Hamilton, and 
had eleven children. Part of 'his children were born in St nrbi 
the others in Brookfield. He served ae a soldier through the U 
lutionary War : was at first an Orderly Sergeant, and ■■'■< I 
Lieutenant. He was at the battle of Bunker Hill ; atthebattli 
and the rctreal from, Long Island; the battles at White Plains, 
Trenton, Monmouth, &e. In L783, he was living at Brookfield. 
Mrs. Ruth Felton d. Feb. 20, 1810. Capt. Benjamin Felton d. 
Jan. 2G, L820, aged 80 years. 
His children were : 

i. MAKY,b. April 12, 1708; m. William Perry. 
ii. Jane, 1>. April 25, 1769; m. Samuel Mower. 
iii. Benjamin, b. July 20, 1771 j m. Nancy Ellis; tl 
children. He was :i Justice of the l\ ace in W n 
Vi . in 1822. !' ; at Jamaica. V't., Oct. 18, 185* 
His eldest son, Nathan B. Felton, Esq., grad. M 
Col., Yi.. in 1821 : was Postraas »n, N. II., 

Clerk of the Supreme Court o\ G Couuty, N. H., in 

1835; was appointed, in 1852, Probate Register 
county. He was a Representative iu 1842, and 1853. He 
was living in 187C. then aged 78 y< trs. 
iv. Joseph, b. July 20, I 77 1 (twiu to Benjamin); m. Sail} B 

settled at Westford, Vt.; Iiad six children. He cL Ap il 
1849, aged 7s years, 
v. Nathan, b. June 25, 1775; m. Mary ninds; had 
He lived in the east part of l*. Iham, M iss., afl 
1822, the town of Prescott. He was a I iwn officer ii 
and in Prescott, He d. at Northampton, \ 27, 1862, 
aged 87 years. His widow d. Oct. 23, 1868, ag< I 91 . 
9 months. 
vi. Ruth, b, Aug. 15, 1778; m. Calvin P< ry. 
vii. JoiiN.b. Dec. 3, 1780; m. before 18 7. Mary Calhoui 

two sons. He settled'at Plattsburg. N. Y. ' 
viii. Moses II., b. Nov. 19, 1782; was m. thn 

New Braintrec and Barre, aud kept a hotel at !'•■ 
they had five or more children. He d. at Barre 1" 
Oct. 6, 1863, aged 80 y< irs. 
x. Skelton, b. Nov. 13, 1784; m. Lucinda Adams; they had 9 
children. He was a school teacher, and :i Just 
Peace in Brookfield, Mass., where be was livi 
He afterwanls taught in Troy, N. Y.. and \\.i- tl 
in 1848. He was an officer in the war of 1812. II 
or near Troy, Dec. 26, 1851, 1 years; biswifed.Maj 

i i q i q ' i r. : . 



i\ 



1, 18 18, aged 65 yc 



FELTON FAMILY. 17 

x. Sally, b. Feb. 27, 1787; m. Ai i Bntchelder, and had 11 
children. He was a clock-mak< r, ami M .--. 

.\i. Amouv, b. April 1", I7«9 ; nj. in 1* 

Osborn, where four of his chihlreti were I ... 
school teacher in Salem ami Dan 

Ler in the last ti imed town in 1 829. He mot! 
Braintree, where he w town Re] - 

seutative in 1855. He was Justice <>t the .' 
New Braintree, April 17. 1 8G7, aged 78 years. II:- 
Nov. 21, 1857, nged G I years. 

xii. II \n\ ah. I). ( ) r. 1. 1 7 '. » 1 ; m. Jacil Kendricl 

George 1'. Keudrick, Esq., representative from W 
in 1872 ami 1873. 

xiii. Oliver C. b. S< pt. 15 or 19, 1795. Ele ■■•> ts many ye ■>. like 
several of his brothers, a school-teacher. He taught in I 
vers, where he m. Miss Eliza Upton of that town. In IS29 
he was teaching in Salem, wh< re he conti med 
and was Principal of the Phill ; S ty. He 

compiled and published, in 1842, i Manual of English 
Grammar, a book of 1 I" pag< ». A il 1837 li<- remo 1 
Brookfield, his native town, where he was chairman <>t' the 
school committee, and an assessor many years. !!• 
contributor to the Boston Cultivator several years. II 
a Representative to the General Court from Brookti 

Xb5G, UltU U ■ ii ........ LlOlU • ■ : II- 

presided at several of the weekly 

Agricultural Society, held in the House of Repr — ntath 

1858. His wife d. Sept. 1804, aged G2 .■ irs. He m. 2d, 

widow Nancy Rice. dau. of Dr. Suth Koowlton, la 

Shrewsbury, Mass. Hon. Oliver C. Felton d. at B 

Jan. 21, 1675, ag< 1 79 y< ar«j and 1 mouths. 

(54.) vii. Skelton Feltox' (Joseph, 4 Skelton, 1 X 
| Nathaniel 1 ), b. Dec. 21, 1750; m. Aug. 1775, Silence II 
! Feb. 2, L756, in Bolton, Mass.; they had L0 children. He settled 
; at BaiTe, where he d. July 9, 1822, aged 71 years. Mrs. Feltun 
; d. Sept. 27, L830, aged 7 I years. 
Their children were : 

i. John, b. Nov. 24, 1776 ; d. Oct. 1779, 
ii. Hannah, b. Sept. 2, 1778; m. Bartholomew Green. 
iii. Lydia, b. July 20, 1781 ; m. John S mead. 
iv. 1 1 1 : i • 1 1 - 1 1 •• \n. Ii. Juue •_'. 17>"-; m. Jen R binson. 

v. Skelton, b. June 1 5, 1 785 ; he m. three times. 11. 

of the Peace in Oakham, in 1827, and called Major in ' - 
when be buried his 2d wife; he It i 1 tli he d. 

in Oakham in 1835, aged 50 years. 
vi. JosiAn, b. March 13, 1788; m. Relief Smith. 
vii. Wales, b. June 17^1790. 

viii. Benjamin, b Sept. 6, I7. 1 .'; m. twice; I by 

each wit'". He was Captain in the militia, and d. Aj 
]s7">. aged B2 years, 
ix. JosEPn, b. Aug. •"'. 1796; m, Deborah Fo I 
x. Octavia, 1). March 18, 1799; in. Sumucl ( 
3 



]S FELTON FAMILY". 

(57.) iv. Nathaniel Feltox* (Xathanie!,* J< Nath- 

auiel,* XathftmeV), b. Aug. •".. I75JJ; m. Anne Prin , 
daughter of Dr. Jonathan Prince, Inte of Danvers; no 
tl> nnd lie in. 2d, Misa Hannah Felton, dau. of Timothy 1 
T22). They resided on Mi. Pleasant, in Penbodv, wl 
May 20, 183G, aged 75 years H months. Their children 

i. i: v. b. M ii I) 20, L789; in. Levi Preston, Jr. 

ii. Naih \mi i.. b. Oct 6, 1701 : m. Polly Presl Me 

farmer, and lived it] hiss father'* Capl 

Danvers Company 181 1 t«» 1 S 17. and roi 
Colouel. He d. Nov. 15, I8fid, aged 7-1 years; 7 

iii. Danikl, b. May 13, 179 I ; m. Elamiah 1'. F< Ii >n, dau.ol N 
Felton, Ksq. (51); they had 7 children; he v.. 
several yeara at liia father-in-law'a place, and a Captain 
in the militia. Ele d. Man h 28, L8G1, _ • ~ j 
iv. Hannah, b. Nov 13, 1795; d. N'ov. 1798. 
v. M \i;v Princi . b. June 30, 1799; m. Jamea Marsh; 7 children. 
vi. Harriet, b. Sept. 19. 1803; m. Jasper Po|>e, 1st wife, 
vii. Sarah, b. July 1, l' s,, 7 ; m. Jasper Pope, his 2 I 

(58.) i. Thomas Felton 1 {Thomas, 4 Daniel,' Xalfi 
Nathaniel 1 ), m. July 20, 1780, Martha Conway, dau. of I 

neliu* Tom™?, of MttrbMienrl : he d. nl I 1804. Mrs. Martha 

Felton was a "widow, living iu Marblehead, in 1804. They had 1 
or more children, viz.: Cornelius Conway ,' Thomas' and 11 u 
Felton. 

Cornelius C, b. about 178 1. m. Anna Morse and had G children : 
in. 2d, Mrs. Lucy Boynton, had •"- children. He was a ch 
maker by trade. After the war of 1812, a toll-ke< per at < !helse i j 
helped to build Warren Bridge, and was one of the toll-keepers; he 
contracted tor all the wood used on the Fitchburg Railroad : pun 
a place in Littleton, Mass., where he d. July 23, 1841), aged 63 



ven 



His oldest son, of the eame nam.', b. Nov. 6, 1807, gradui I 
Harvard College in 1827, and was connected with the same col 
as Tutor, Professor, and President for the term of about one-third of 
a century. For several years he was a member of the Mnssachi - - 
Board of Education, and a Regent <>f the Smithsonian Institution 
at Washington, D. C. President Felton died, greatly lamented, 
Feb. 2G, 18G2, aged 54 vears 3 months. 

C. C. Felton's second son, Samuel M. Felton, b. July 17. > 
graduated at Harvard College in fc834 ; he was Civil Eng 
Superintendent of the Fitchburg Railroad until he was ap)>ointed, 
February, 1851, President of the Philadelphia, Wilmington and 
Baltimore Railroad, and' served until after the close of the late civil 
war: he is now, l s 77. President of the Pennsylvania Steel ( 
manufacturing hammered steel rails, &c. 

('. C. Felton's third son, John B, Felton, graduated at II 
College in 1M7 ; and his fourth son, l-'ranklin K. Felton, 



] ELTON FA3IIL1 . 19 

Hon. John Brooke Fclton, the above-named, diet! in California, 
May 2, 1877, ajred 50 years. He was a tutor in M !l«::e 

in 1849 50, and grad. in the law school there in 1853; l.i- 
attninments were of the highest chari says a < 

rind he \. Improbably the leading member of t!,<- San Francisco bar. 
Jt is -aid In- was a fine scholar in 1 >< -tit the French and Spanish lan- 
guage?. I le was a mi i I r of the Board of J.' Univer- 
sity of California. "As a Supreme Court practitioner he h 
superior; and before this tribunal he had always a very large prac- 
tice, and was generally successful in hie i is< s." Mr. Felton was a 
resident of Oakland, and served one term as mayor of the city. 

(59.) Stephen Felton 1 {Ebeneztrf Xo. 26, El , Na- 

ihaniel* N'athctnieV), b. Oct. 22, 1756; m. in 1777, Sally Da- 
land, b. May 27, 1762; they lived in New Salmi. Mass. He died 
April 8, 1841, aged 8 I years ; she d. March, 18 18, aged 86 ; 
They had twelve children : 

i. Abigail, b. July 12, 1778; d. Jan. 1- 2. 

ii. Ra< eiel, b. Maj 24, 1780; m. Leonard. 

iii. Stephen, b. May 18, 1782; m. Rhoda Ayere. 
iv. Lvi./a. b. Jan. 10, 1784; d. July, 1803. 
v. Daniel, b. March 9, 1787; m. Fanny Holden. 
\i. 'iiKiiiMMKi.. b. April 25, 17BU; ni. Joauna Chamberlain. 
vii. Sally, b. June 26, 1791 ; m. Samuel Macom 
viii. Proctor, b. May 17, 1794; ui. Mrs. Elizabeth Pn 
i.\. George, b. June 25, 1797; d. Sept. 1802. 
x. Ebenezer, b. May 21, 1800; m. Phebe R. Drury. 
xi. Abigail, b. March 22, 1803; m. Samuel F 
xii. George Dalaxd, b. Dec. 12, L805; hem. twice; hi 

Baptist minister, and has preached in W . Mass. 

He preached 25 <>r more years in Grain . iM ■.. and bas 
been a member of the School Committee of that town - 
years. 



Persons possessing information respi tin.- the !'• It •!! family, will <. infer ■ I 



communicating the same to 

CYRUS FELTON. 

Marlborovgh, Mass., August, 1877. 



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