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He who caicth net whence l;c ciune, careth nol whither h,c }.'ocih. 

J^7/.i 0/ Conr-e of Ij\ raldry. 

"Tlicie is a mora) and ihilor,o]>h'.cril icsjicct for (ir.cV apccstcrr- whieh clcvo'.es 
the character and hnprovcs the heart." 

So live, that wlseii thy siinnnons comes to join 
The innumerable caravan that moves 
To that mysterious realm, vvliere each ?hail tal.c 
His chamlier in the silent halk of death, 
Thou go not, lihc the quarry slave at nifihl. 
Scourged to his dungeon, hut, susiaintd aaJ soothfrd 
Hy an unfaUoring trust, approach thy [;r-ve 
Like one who vvraps the drapery of his c..>\\Sn 
About him and lies dcv.n to pUa?r.nt 

]VJ!:.:v: Cii'lrt: J^.-v<i>:t. 

"Ay, thus it is, — one generaiion eon-cs, 
Another goes, and mir.gies v.ith tl^e dust; 
And then we conic and go innrconu: and go, 
Each, for a little moment, fdling up 
Some little place; and then we disappear 
In cpiich succession ; and it shall be so 
Till time in one vast perpetuity 
Is swallowed up." 


Coat of Armr,, 

Plymouth Rock, etc., 

Wiiauti! Henr)' Hcnvland, 

'J'Le Mayflower, etc., 

William llowl.'.iid Tajior, 

Henry lTo'.vla:-.>l Cnpo, 

Slocum IIi!vvlnn(l, 

Ge;)i!(e H'jvlriivl, 

JonaLhnn I'ouriii.', 

Jonathan IIowl iin', 

Charles F. ilo^vl^n,!, 

Jr.cob A. liowIruKi, 

W'l-sion liowlnuil, 

Co;TiL-l:i;s liov, Lnu!, 

\Vii!i:i.r:i Tiu\vi.;n(], 

I.iK-y P. Ifo'.\I:inii, 

t.'for^r Tl.'iwlaiid, J'.., 

Join; M. JIr;\vl-iul, . . 

Rev. '\\'illiains Tk.\.lrjul, 

W. Perry Howland, 

E. Harris Howlantl, 

John E. Howlanrl, 

Franklyn HowlanJ, 

Residencf- of ]'"i.":!iklyii Ilowlaiifl. 

WiiHa.n i. Ii()wiaiu!, 

P.arkcr C. Howl;;nd, M. D 

Emma E. Howland, 

A. F. Howland, 

Residence of A. F. Howland 

Christopher A. Howland, 

William Milton Howland, 

Rev. Freeman P. Howland, 

Dr. Asa A. How land, 

Charles A. Howland, . 

Ralph Howland, . 



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Jt is impossible lo publish a worl. of Ibis description willi- 
oiit errors, unless llie proof sliecls are snbniilted to corre- 
spondents before publication, requiring mucli time and ex- 
pense. If errors are found in this pviblicdtion, in mi;si 
instances they arc due to illegible chi]-ograp]iy on tlie ]'.art 
of tjiose who have contributed family records. 

The writer is greatly indebted to INIV. I'i. F. II. Reed, of 
the editorial stalY of the New Bedford Standard, who Ims 
carefully read and revised the proof siieets. 

P. 1 8, iooi-iiote. Noihing has bv;cn received fiom Mr. W.^te^.s. 

]\ 19, 1. i'l, for two, rend one. 

P. 27, 1. 3, for ruynl, read noble. 

The dcfitription of t'lc- co-.xl of .arms, on p. cS, h?i cir-.j!'; v,-lii,h h.nse cToul-tk:s.s 
been made in cop}-irig. Titc Geneval An\iory. by Puike, h;.s th'j fuliowin^^; 
"Ilowlaiid (co. Cambridge, Pondon, and Stritham, co. Suire.-; gri-ntcd »5S.4.) 
Ar. two bars sa. in cliief three lions ramp, of ihe secor.d. Cre-^/ a lecj-.ijrd j-.-is--.. 
sa. ducally gorged or."* The Ilowlands of Americo^ dcsctiiid.'-nt'-. cf Ar-.h'.r, 
Henry, and John, use this co-'lI of arms, which they clr.ini a right to. 

P. 28, 1. 12, daughter of John 2 should read graaddaughler oi' Jcseph-. (See p. 


P. 50, 5th 1. from bottom, for Peleg, read Perez. (See p 58j.) 

I'. 89. Error in date of birth of I'enjamin (163.) One record savi i;e \-. as '•■):•;' 
31st of 9ih mo.; another, 31st of nth mo. 

P. 100. All that follows Abraham (217) belongs to Abraham (364.) 

P. 102. In family of Seth, son of Joshua (236,) Jeptha, the 4th child, sh.'>r>l;l 
read, Jeptha A., b. 1S16. Seth A. was probably the nth instead of the ly.h ci»i! i, 
. and born about 1831. 

'» P. 106. The Mill of Cook (159,) recorded in Dutchess co., N. Y., is OA'.f:'^ 'f"-, 

\j and was proved April, i 788. In it he mentions daughters Lydia and Dcbor;ih lie 
was then of "Peekman Precinct, county of Dutchess, Province of New "^'crk; 

P. no. Capt. Isaac (165) was born in Dartmouth. 

P. ni. All after Isaac (284) should go after Humphrey (285) liar.c diet! 
1S33. Barnabas (287) lived to have seven children. (See pp. J 55-6.) 

P. 116. Nancy Thom.-on, g. d. of Jidm (313,) had ;aiothcr son, Pardon C». 

* Ar. Argent, silver, plain; Sa. Sable, black; Chic' at 'die h:.-M\ of V\s .shi. 


P. 12T. Eefsey, d. of Timo'hy (195,) m. Shcrn-an Slade. She bad no sister 

r. 1^0. Thomas (?S9) h;'.d no children Lydia and Anna. 

P. 14;;, \. 28, for Nancy A., read Mary A. 

P. 149 Hannah, dau. of Jonathan (270,) m. V>'illiam II. Tohey, pr.d had: I, 
EHzabcth, m. John F. Ireland and lives in Nashua, N. II., no ch. : 2, Willian-., d. in 

P. 1^3. Capt. 'Wcstun (282) was m. but once, then to Abigail Hatltaway. 

P. 162. Peiijamln I'Vanlvlin (547) is living in New Bedford, at 159 A.cusiinct 
avenue, (Sec pp. 230-31.) 

P. 170, 1. 8. For Sanferd, road Stanford. 

P. 174. AYiUiam (589) v/as born in Saratoga, N. Y. His sister Alinina sliuuld 
be Ahnyra. 

P. iSi. Ichabod (366) should be (3G7.) 

P. 1S7. Aretus H. (645) is living in Sebewa, iMich. (See p. 245.) 

P. 277. Foot-noic, 1. 2, should read: RiithfJ was dau. of Aide, 1 5 (\Y alter, 4 
Seth,3 Saniucl,2 Y/illiaia^) Spooner. 

P. 341. The vife of Joseph, (1166) was Sarah Lr.-.ker, not Eaker, and they v. ere 
married 14, 7, 1745. 

P. 353. Joseph Avery (1284) is living in ^Yorccster. (See p. 375.) 

P, 382. Justus (14:5) d. 15, 9, 1S62. 

P. 405, lith 1. from bottom, William (1491) should be (14S9.) 

Omitted from index of Arthur's descendants : Michael, 6, .■19. 

Omitted from index of Henry's descendants: Christopher Albcrtus, 50,312; 
Christopher W., 9, 311; Gershom, 5, 102; 4, 103; Henry Young, 10, 312; Iluni- 
phrey, 6, 179; Matthew, 6, 140; Mattie Florence, 10, 312; Stephen Kusstll. 10. 303. 





The original purpose of the writer, in reLition to this work, 

,\'as to simp]}' prepare a record of the line of descent of his 

^>wn father and mother from their pilgrim ancestons. The 

^iccomplishriient of this created the moreish appetite of Dick- 

jtns' OliN'er Twist, and every family circle entered increased 

Jiie desire to trace their connection with tlie Howland fam- 

AUqs who were among tlie early Plymouth colonists, and 

/whose descendants have been numerous. As the work jjro- 

^ gresscd, the intendon to put it in a form for pieservaiion 

f passed from one to another of the following plans : A raan- 

X usciipt, to be deposited in the Genealogical Society archives ; 

^ a pamphlet: a small book edition; a.nd then trie present 

1 form. 

The task has occupied inore or less of time each year for 
;j fifteen years, in writing to persons oi the name all over the 
' world, and in carefully searching the contents of niibli!.: nvA 
private libraries, records of towns and cities, offices of pro- 
bate and registry of deeds, cliurch records, family bibles, 
etc., etc. These researches have been especialjy thcrougli 

^ in the libraries of the Massachusetts Historical Society and 

t ... 

. the New England Genealogical Society, in the Friends' 

" records of old Dartmouth, Sandwich and Pembroke meet- 
ings, in the probate records of Pl3'mouth, Barnstable and 

., Bristol counties in Massachusetts, and in the old records of 


-j' the towns in these counties. To gain information possessed 
by individuals, hundreds of circulars, with a score of definite 
questions, have been mailed to those b}' the name of How- 
land wlienever the address could be ascertained. With most 
■' of these was inclosed a stamped envelope with ilie writer's 
■■i|, name and address printed thereon; and notwithstanding 
this, strange as it may seem, not half of fijese liave ever 



U'scn returned, .whicli neglect accounts largely for the la*-. 
jii' coi!i]^K"teness of this record. A large juimbcr of therj . 
liijwcvev, were returned with full responses to the hiquh-ic; 
Addi-d to this labor and expense is that of preparing tl). 
matter for tlie press, of printing and binding. Tlie receip, ; 
fiovA the sale of the book, at the price fixed, wili probabl v 
not a)\vi the cost of publishing, to sa}^ nothing of the va;;.;. 
aniomU of labor, and other expenses. However, if what i', , 
hcMX'in recorded shall cause an}^ to emulate the worth}'' cn'' . 
amples of business activity, cnlture, self-respect, moral an, 
Christian fortitude mentioned here, and shall inspire a lov ! • 
for collecting, recording, and preserving family records ani'' 
biographies, the v.'ork so cheerfully performed vrill have 
been amply recompensed. i 

No one who has never attempted to prepare a work of | 
this description can begin to comprehend the obstacles and \ 
impediments to his progress on e"^'ery hand. One might I 
truthfully vn-ite of tlie difficulties that present them.selves to ■ 
antiquarian research now, what Anthony a Wood did uvo i 
liundred years ago : "A painful work it is, and more than j 
diflicult, wherein what toyle hatli been taken, as no man i 
ihinketh, so no man believeth, but he that hath made the j 
tiyall." The little attention that is paid in most families to 1 
preserving records of births, marriages and deaths, and bi- i 
ographical sketches of the departed, is to be deplored, and j 
the reason that no more of the latter are found in this volume \ 
is that they exist neither on paper nor in the memory of the j 
living. How applicable, in very many instances, are thiC j 
words of Sir Thomas Browne, M. D., an eminent antiqua- ,' 
rian : " Our fathers find their graves in our short memories, j 
aiul tell us how we may be buried in our survivors. Oblivion i 
is not to be hired. The greater part must be as though the}^ | 
had not been — to be found in the register of God, not in the ■ 
record of man." This should and need not be so. \ 

In the extensive knovvledge of the lives of tlie departed of f 
Uie name of Howland which the writer lias very naturally ' 
itcquired, he notes with great pleasure tlie freedom ot ll.eir i 



■ haracters from crime and moral clegradaLion.- The higli 
'noj'al and relifrious element which was tlic loundation on 
which llie early Howlands in America built their live.S; has 
largely entered into tlie lives of their posterity. Tlie.y do 
not seem to have possessed an inordinate desire for political 
and social place. They have had a fair share of public 
favor ; have . ' 

. . . . " hcVI the gilded mean 
And lived rontentedly between 

The little nn J the great; 
Felt not the wants that pinch the poor, 
Nor plagues tliat haunt the rich man's door, 

Enil;ittcring all their fa;c." 

They are found to have been, as a people, thrift}-, economi- 
cal, and good managers of finance. It is shown that most 
of them have had a fair share of the temporal things of this 
wond, and if they have not amassed millions they seem 
with contentment to liave sung with Anne Btdlen, maid of 
honor to the wife of Henr}^ VlIT : 

"'Tis Letter to be lowly born 
And range with humble livers in coutent, 
Than to be perked up in a glistering grief, 
And wear a golden sorrow." 

In my researches, the Howlands are found to be a family 
of great respectability generally. Its members are found in 
the United States Senate, in the governor's chair, on the 
judge's bench, adorning all the professions, and well repre- 
sented in the higher walks of life. 

The writer is frequently asked, "To Avhat advantage this 

devotement of time, labor and money, in the preparation of 

genealogies and biographies?" His reply is substantially 

as follows : We delight to tead of, and never cease to ad- 

mdre, the heroic deeds of an Alexander, a Napoleon, a Wei ■ 

lington ; the sublime patriotism and courage of Wasliington, 

j Lincoln, and Grant; the braver}'- and ptisli of Slicrman. 

' Sheridan, and Custer ; the heroism, S3aTipathy and endurance 

^;)f 'Florence Nightingale; the eloquence of Welister ; the 








/ • 

philanthropA- of Howard. It is a natural elemt..t of human 
nature. Why, then, should we be considered egotistical 
and inconsistent for delighting to recall and speak of and 
record the Christian virtues, wisdom, benevolence and noble 
achievements of those who are of our own blood, and tliose 
whom we hold dear b} ties of relationship? To learn and 
cherish a knowledge of what these have dcme in the sctile- 
rnent of onr countr}^, towards the achievement of our national 
independence, in overcoming the rebellion and wiping out 
human slavery, in educating. Christianizing and liftino- ^p 
the people, is indulging in an instinct which is to be encour- 
aged rather than reproaclicd, which is useful rather than 
detrimental. To honor and applaud the noble aces and suc- 
cesses of one's kindred, is an incentive to the living to make 
a record that will merit the respect of and be cherislied by 
generations to come. One has truly written that " beyond 
the stimulus which the desit-e of distiiiction gives to those 
who are rising in the world, tliere is an important beneiit 
derived from the sentiment of family antiquity, in ihc ten- 
dency whicli it has to unite and hold together the m;iss of 
those families which have a stake in the country for tlieir 
mutual preservation. Those v/ho look upon our nation as 
composed of its honorable and patriotic families will feel 
bound together b}^ a sacred tie, and conimmiides wil) no 
longer be regarded as an incongruous mass of adventurers, 
but as a brodierhood animated by a kindred spirit." 


Wayside Cottage, Jan. ist, 1S85. 

Section First. 


The stiidy of ibe sources and significations of English 
surnames is full of interest to the genealogist- Surnames 
are derived from occupations and pursuits, dignities and of- 
fice, personal and moral qualities, names, natiual 
objects, heraldic charges and traders' signs, social rela- 
tions, periods of time, age, etc., contempt and ridicule, vir- 
tues, etc., oaths and exclamations, sobriquets, surnomlnai 

Surnames are divided into five classes, when arranged 
etymoiogically, namel^y : Fii st — Baptismal or personal 
names, as TJiomson, from Thomas' son; Powell, iVoin Ap- 
Ilowell, Hovell's son ; Pltzgera'id, from Gerald's son. Sec- 
ond — Names derived from place, as Wood, Field, Hill, 
Townsend. Third — Names derived from ofllce, as Knight, 
Squire, Spencer, Sargeant. Foiirih — Nanies deri\cd from 
occupation, as Sherman (from Shearman,) Butler, Cook, 
Wheelwright. Fifth — Sobriquets, nicknames, as Briglit- 
man, Brown, Russell. 

It is said that •' the names of local origin bear b}" far tlic 
larger proportion to the whole." The writer does not know 
the derivation of the surname Howland, but he launches out 
a theor}'- here which is this, — that it originated from the old 
English word " How,"* (of hoch, German ; Teutonic, high,) 

*Hoo, How, Hoe, (A. S. How,) a high place, as the Hoe at Plymouth; a hill. — Lower's 
English Surnames, p. 75. 

Hock (Anf;lo-Sa.von,) from heah, high. The anniversary of a victory over the Daiie.> \v..= a 
Saxon festival or high-day, anJ was called " HocV-day." Ex.: Hock-cliff (Beds) high cliff.— 
Traces of History in tUc Nctues of Places. Edmunds, p. 2-7. 

Ho, Hoe, Hoc, How. Danish, a hill. Ex.; (Lciccs.,) the iull abode; Wivcn hoe (E-ss.,) 
Wiva'.<: hill; Hoo (SutT.,) the hill; How C?pie (Hercf.,) the chapel on a hiil. — J'laces of Hi^tcry, 
etc., p. 227. 

How [of hoch, German, Tetit. high, according to Cttmiden] an eminence. — I/iu' sal Etyi'iO' 
logical h. tglisli Dictionary. Bailey. 


meaning nn eminence, and the mocjeni word ''land." A.-, 
instance of this character wordd he, -cry renrMonr.b]'; : Two 
persons by tlie name of Heniy ii\\\., in a certain neij'hbor- 
hood. One of tljevn resided in the vaUey, ih.c oilier on r.i. 
eminence of the land, and to di.s'jnin.iish thein one wa..-. eailcd. 
llenrj'-of-the-how-land — Henry Rowhind. I'hej-e is a, 
bnilding in Devonsliire, England, called Edoecunihe llcu.-e. 
it derives its name from its location at the b(^L''inni'U'' 
('-edge") of the valley ("cumb"' or •' comb-c") Ca.n 
there be a more plausible, rea^xaiable theory for the deriva- 
tion of the name Howland, than that it v^'as b^stuwcd o;; a 
surnameless person, indicating the localiu'i of his ii.-siuciic>,- 
as or an eminence ("how") of ground ('-land'')? Tiie 
writer promulgates it, in the absence of evidertce. as ;>roh- 
ably the true derivation. 

The cmplo3'ment of surnames to any extent is a mode:;' 
custom. We find very few of them in the Bible. Tii..-\- 
were scarce in England in. the year iioo. and were not ;u 
all common till three hundred years later. We Ica.rn ''^ai 
man}' of the Holland emigrants to this country in tue r/ih 
century had no surname, and in parts of Wales as IrJ'-- u.-- 
1800 the inhabitants had not adopted them. 

The various wa3-s of spelling many surnames is anoilier 
matter of interest. We learn from a variety of sources ir-ai 
die name ISIewcomb is v/ritten n^ore than a do/en diff.-rc nt 
wavs, the name Cressey twent^Mhree, Shirecbir fiftv-Jb >•, 
and Mainwaring is found spelled one hundred and flfiv-vMiu 
dilTerent ways. The name Wilber used on another page w" 
find spelled Wilber, Willber, Wilbor, Willbor, VviUnn--" Wil- 
bur, Wilbore, Wilboar, Wildboare, Willbore, Willboar, V/^i- 
boare, Wildbor, Wildbur, Wildber. - 

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■nui i'ii.GFai\i ROWLANDS. 15 



f The origjiial I lowlands in AmeiJca v^'Cie Artljor (1/) 
' Henry (85.) :ind John. /I^he last was one of the May- 
fiov/er's number, and the others appeared jji Piviuovilh coj- 
ony in the early days of the settlement, but how, and jfroni 
Nvhat place they came, tlie writer lias beeii unable lo ascer- 
tain, after mucJi and patient research. This article will rc- 
\ fer to what has been learned in relation to them in Enirhuid. 
\q records in this covintr^y sitow tliat I]enr^'■ and Arthur 
./i"e brothers, and my belief has been, from the conmience- 
^v:nt of ti:is work, that Tolm held the same relation to the 
i'ihcr two. This assumi'^ion iias been rreativ st!en£."thenpd, 
XnU liiis not vet become a fact fully established by reeord 
evidence. Considerable money and labor have been ex- 
\ pended to learn from positive evidence just the line and 
•';^ social history of their anccsti"} , their relationship to each 
I; otiier, hovv. when and from v.hence tliev came, etc., but 
- nothing detmite on tliese points has been ascertained. 
/ In the book entitled " Result of some Researches among 
I the British Archives for information relative to tliC Founders 
of New England, made in the years 1858, 1S50 a-.)d 1S60,'' 
by Samuel G. Drake, of Boston, we read that "whocvrr 
iroes to En<rland exoectinc^ to find the genealorv \:[ any 
': particular famil}' settled in Nevv' England at an ear]', da\', 
is prett}^ sure, in at least nine cases out often, to meet with 
disappointnrent. * * * Pqj- ^y^^ descendant of a New 
England emigrant to find his ancestor among the nobility or 
landed gentry of the period of the .emigration, is about as 
certain as it would be to find him among those classes of the 
present day ! As the great body of emigrants to New Eng- 
land took no pains to transmit to their descendants any ac- 
coimt of their ancestors, or even the places whence the)' 
came, it is preLi\' evident that they had nothing to e;:]-ect 
fi'om tile ojie, or anv special regard for tlie other. ■'' *. * 
Parish registers seldom indicate any connection vri'di tJie 
so-called higher classes." 


Extra eflbrts on this line of iiivestiiralion were made hi\ 
1879, when Col. Joseph L. Chcs'ter, a barrister and noted 
antiquarian of London, was emplo3ed to mfike a Lhovougii 
search of English records, and endeavor to solve these vexed 
problems. The result of his labor's was dnl^^ communicated, 
and no clearer abstract can be made of liis letters than that 
made hy Mr. L. M. Mowland, as follo\\s : 

* " Col. Clicster's investigations sliow that the surname 

Howdand is found in no other county in England than Esse.^rv-j 

and originally in no other locality in that county exccpl^'^'V 

Newport, Wicken, and their immediate vicinitv. 

. . . . ^ ' 

" At the period of the PiVrim lIoAvland's birth, there we 

living there contemporaneously several distmct families o 

tlie name, who were all in some way connected. \ 

" The head of the line wris, 

"John Howdand of Newport Pond in the county of Esse?' ! 
whose will w^as proved 12th of April, 1550. Plis son Johr. t 
Howland, the citi/^en and salier, has been nlvehdy men \ 
tioned, born in Newport Pond, married Agnes, ilaugbter o. 
John Greenway of Winion. co. Norfo-k. His brotlujr p^cilpii 
became distinrruish.ed as an aklerm^i"' of I-onclon and I\Tas- 
ter of the Grocers' Company. John" Ilov/land. t]>c citizen 
and Salter, had eleven sons, and one djmgliter who d'v^d an 

" Sevei'al of his sons attained eminence, the most no(;\b]c 
of whom w^erc : 

"The Right Reverend Richard^ Howland, eldest son, 
Bishop of Peterborough, a painting of whom is extanL, and 
has been photographed. John^ Howland of l-onck-m, sec- 
ond son, baptized loth of August, 1541, and burled in tliC 
church of St. Mar3'"s, Middlesex. He married Emme, 
dauo-hter of Nicholas Revell, citizen and ijrocer of Londivn, 

" His son John' Howdand is the 07)e which has ix-ci: 
hitherto considered as identical 'vith John Howland of die 

*Ne\v England Genealogical Register, i8So, p. ii,c 


J Mayi]o\\ci- ; bii'. as Mr. Chester conclusive])- proves, the 
I fornier died unmarried and v,as buried in England. 

"The seventh son, Sir Giles^ Howland, in 1599 bought 
Large estates in Surrey, and although hh descendants were 
numerous, they eventually left no male issue ; this also 
the case with tlie progciiy of his brothers. 

"The second family of Ilowland is traced back to JoJin' 
Hovxdancl of the Stone, of Wicken, co. Essex; living in 
1496, but who died after 1509. 

" Of his son John^ Rowland nothing is known but that he 
named his 3''oungest child John^ Ilowland. This John^ was 
married at Newport to Blanche, daughter of William. Night- 
ingale, gentleman. Had four sons and three daughters. 

"The youngest child, JetTrey"^ Ilowland, a posthumous 
son, was baptized in Newport 29th July, ^593. He became 
a citizen and grocer of London, and afterwards succeeded 
to the Streatham estates of Sir Giles Rowland, of the family 
previously mentioned, to whom he was closely related, as 
not only this fact proves, but also the constant mention cf 
him as ' cousin' in the v^ills of the other line. The family 
of Jeffrey Howland culminating in an heiress, tliesc vast 
estates passed into the hands of the Duke of Bedford by the 
marriage of Wrotherly 2d Duke to Elizabeth ' oifiy daugh- 
ter and lieir.' The property was so considerable that this 
nobleman was induced to seek and obta,iii the title of Baron 
Rowland, which the present representative of the fiimily 
still bears. 

"There was then a third contemporaneous John How- 
land, called ' of the Wood, in Wicken,' evidently to distin- 
guish him from the others, but of him the London records 
reveal nothing. 

" A fourth John Ilowland, designated as 'husbandman,' 
having children baptized at Newport from 1576 to certainly 
15885 is also to be mentioned as being of a separate family. 
His history and tliat of his children can only be liad by ref- 
erence to the Newport registers. 

" A certain Robert Howland, buried in Dcbderi; Essex, 


236: Nov. j6i6> had a son named Joiiii wlio w.'is liviv.r^-; a: 
Newport in 1616." 

jvist at the close of his invesligatioDs, the funds witli v;hici-. 
he was furnished having been expended, he open., up an- 
other family of Ho\vlands, consisting of tlje following sonr- : 
Humphreys citizen and draper of London, whose will v, a- 
proved July loth, 1646 ; George of St. Dunstan's in the Etisl 
London; also Arthur, John, and Henr}^ These last tlire: 
brothers, in me order named above, were to receive h'. 
Humphrey's will, dated 28th May, 1646, £8, £4, £4, oi.: 
of the debt " due to the testator (ITumplney) hy ]\Tr. Rue'; 
of New England." Col. Chester made no furdier progre--. 
the Great Reaper cutting him down soon after ]■'' reache .■ 
this interesting point in his valuable researches : but il i- 
evident that he had caught a glimpse of the faniily {voii 
which came the noble trio whose courage, grand convicti'-]^,- 
of religious duty, and fearless support of the rig^^t, shoo": 
inspire in their descendants an emulation of these viitnes. 

There is quiie convincing proof that our Ameriran anc;; 
tors were the Arthur, John, and Kenry, these brolrier-. 
from the fact that records of Plymouth sliow that Arthur 
the first mentioned in the will, was die eldest of the Uirce : 
and perhaps the stronger evidence is drat John Ruck \-, . 
living in Salem, Mass., at this time. Savage refers lo tnvy 
as ''John Ruck of Salem, s. of Thonia'^, b. in England abov' 
1627." He was made a freeman of Massachusetts, Flymou; ; 
Colon}^ in 1640; kept a tavern in Salem in 1663: wr^, - 
"selectman" of that town in 16S6; represented it in 
General Court in 1685-9, ^'^ Fell's Annals of Salem is 

*Tlie death of the distinguished genealogist and antiquarian. Col. Joseph L. Chester, 
u. C. L., of London, was a great loss to us here in America, and the New Engbi.d (-Eiic;. 
Soclqty feeling this deeply, and the necessity of sending some one to England to pros'-ci'.ic i 
tcmatic research of English records, chose a committee of their directors to piovid-j for t'li.' 
This committee con .isls of John T. Hassam, James W. Austin and John Ward, with ( 
A. nrew rlerk. They have sent info the fi'.ld Henry F. Waters, whose " olc.inings '' are yn 
in llic Genealogical Register. Ti-is co;!'ir,itlee has kinc^Iy reque.'.ed Mr. V/v.ors to k-omTian! 
the writer anything thf>t may come under his nolice that will trrow light on our Enpljjh an 
See Appendix. 


1 ■ • ^ 

I Tim pilgri^j: uowlakdh. 19 

I paracrraph : " 1659. A grist-jnill i.s allowed on Soiuh 

i| River, above INIr. Ruck's house." 

^1 It is plain that ?.Ir. John Ruck owed £16 to Humphre}' 
J IIo\\'land, \vho \villed it to his brothers then at Plymouth, 
I George Rowland's estate was administered upon by Annie 
I riowhind, widow of his brother Iknnphrey, Jn!y 11, 1646. 

I She was also the executrix of the estate of her husband. 

j She Vwas buried at Barking, county of Essex, 20Lh Dec. 

I 1653. . Iler will was dated loth Dec. 1653, proved 22d 
;| Nov. 1654, by William Courtoyse, to whom she left consid- 
^^ erable legacies. 

1 Doubtless these sturd}- lads were of the pilgrim band Ihat 
'\ had their headtparters for a while at Scrooby in England, 
j and in the Spring of 1608 went to Amsterdam, where they 
^ remained a year, v/hen most of them removed to l^eyden. 

2 twenty-tv/o miles distant. Here the}^ remained till they 

IemiL'-rated to New England. About -one hundred persons 
composed the band at Amsterdam, and their numbers in- 
I creased at Leyden till the number that left Holland for New 
i England before 1630 was tiiree Inmdred or niore. One 
I hundred and t^vo came in the iSlayfiower in 1G20 ; thirty-six 
I in the Fortune in 1621 ; sixty in the James and Anne in 1623 ; 
1 thirty-five, with their families, in the old MaylicAv er in 1629 ; 
I and sixty in the Handmaiden in 1630. 

! Their social life in England is almost wholly unknown to 
I the historian, but "it is fair to presume, with all the evi- 
I dence before us,, that the pilgrim communit}' in Leyden was 
] made up of members representing all the different classes of 

i English life, outside of the circle of noble families, bouiid 
together by a common religious faith, regardless of those 
^ differences in education, culture and social standing, which 
j were insignificant indeed in comparison with their real bond 
:| of union. It was doubtless this disregard of social distinc- 
I tions, forced on them b}^ the necessides of theii- situation , 
i which planted in their hearts that demociatic S('ed Vvdiich. at 
■ii| a later day germinated and grew in ihe soil of New Eng- 
1 land. It was the life of labor, too, led by them in Holland, 



':. which hardened their hands for the duties and hardships c.; 

Vj a life in the wilderness, and w]-»ich developed in their na- 

; tares those capacities for practical, economical and thriAj 

j work, without which their attempt at colonization v/o^jic"! 

{ have been a failure." * 

\'k Hunter, an eminent English writer, says of this people ; 

■■\i "The Pilgrims, too, came of an excellent stock. TIk. 

f soundest, if not the noblest blood, flowed in their veins. 

I , Their leaders were men of conduct and education, a.nd the 

I commoner sort possessed the best of national characteristic.^., 

I the firm, dauntless courage, persevering energy, the practl- 

• cal good sense that distinguished the Anglo-Saxon race. 

\ Such qualities, exalted by religion, enabled diem to triuT,;/- 

\ over the severest trials, and to lay the foundation of a miglit\- 

] nation." These were the words of an Enirlishman, and net 

\ an American. 

'< As stated elsewhere, no link connectinp our family -^vii' 

■i royalty or titled blood in the mother country has j-et bee;' 

■ found, and may never be, but our forefathers possessed sv]ia 

{ was of more value to us than a patent of nobility, the '•' arl- 

\ cles of indenture" drawn up and signed in the cabin of the 

•^ Mayflower. As we recall this grand '* compact," let us no; 

I forget the "high aims, the pure motives, the severe trials, 

the exhausting labors, the noble characters of the fallicrs o; 
New England," and let them govern our lives. 

Some of the readers of this may not be familiar witli tli; 
early struggles and hardships of these pioneers, and it ma- 
not be amiss to make some reference to them iiere. 

For three 3'ears the colonists labored together, sharirr^ i. 
common the proceeds of their toils. This plan, apnn.rcnib, 
I was not successful, or at least satisfactor}-, some excrtii' 

J themselves to their utmost for the welfare of the party, an 

I others were lax in their cflbrts to this end. The season c 

I -^33 was one of great distress and famine, and it was deenic 

i necessar}'' to devise some v\"a}- of increasirjg tliC crop.s an 


* Landmarks of Plymouth. Davis. F. 3. 


:i The piLCRiiii howla^nds. 21 

providing for an}' emergency that might come. *' iSo tlicy 
vibecane to thuik how thev might raise as much corne as thev 
>|^:oiild, and obtaine a better cvope then they had done, that 
'^<hey miglit not still thus lariguish m miserie. At length, 
|after mucJi debate of things, the Governor (v\'ith the advise 
|of the clieelesr amongst Lhem) gave way that they should set 
Mcorne every man for hiN ov.'ne perticuler, and in that regard 
^sjirust to themselves ; in all otl\er thiiigs to goc on in tr.e gcn- 
^erall way as before. And so assi<rned to every family a 
-jparcell of land 5 according to the proportion of tlieir number 
I'lbr that end, only for present use, (bivt made no devioion for 
Jinheritance,) and ranged all boys £: youth under some 
iifamilie. Tins had a very good success; for it made all 
'Ihands verv industrious, so as much more corne was planted 
,|than otlier waise would have bene hy any means the Gov- 
pernor or any other could use, and saved him a great deall 
:;vl^f trouble, and gave far better contente. The women now 
^vvente willingly into the field, and took their little-ons v.dth 
;tlthem to set corne, which before would aledg weakness and 
finabilitie : whom, to have compelled would have been rliought 
Igreat tiranie and oppression." 

Truly this was an emphatic violation of their contract, but 
it was born of a glaring necessity which compelled tlicm the 
follovving 3^ear to infringe upon it still further. The ne:?.t 
Spring '"' they [ihe colon}^] begane novv' highly to prise corne 
as more pietious then silver, and those that had some to 
spare begane to trade one with another for small things, b}' 
the c}uarte, potle & peck, &c. : for money they had none. 
and if an}' had, corne was prefered before it. That they 
might therefore encrease their tillage to better advantage, 
they made suite to the Governor to have some portion of 
land given them for continuance, and not b}' .yearly lotte, 

i for by tliat means that which the more industrious had 

i . 

; brought nito good culture (by such pains) one 3'ear, came 

fto lea\ e it the next, and after another might enjo}' il ; so as 

Ithe dressing of their lands were the more sleighted over & 

«to lese prolite. Which being well considered, iheir request 




^,> - was granted. AjkI to every perse.n wr.s Lplven onl}- one aci 

"I of land, to tlicni and. theiia, as nere the towne as 3rii,'"i;lit b. 

■\ and they had no more till the 7 years \vere expired.'* 

■^ This plan necessitated a division and allotment of land, 

i which John Rowland received four acres situated on v\ bat 

\ now known as Watson's Hill. T)ie next vear (1624'^ tb 

i colony numbered one hundred and eighty, and the tv;o la" 

dred acres divided among them wat> pro])ably largely liile 
I b}"^ them. 

% Un to this time iViCv had no cattle of any descrJoiidn, ai: 

'^ consequently one of the luxuries they had to forego \'-. a 

j milk. This want was soon provided for, however, hi iG.>- 

'^ . while in the straitened circu)nstarjees for f<;;od referred v 

I \hQy sent J\Ir. Winslow to England in the Arme, to " iiifovfi ' 

I of all things and procure such th.ings as were thought luev 

'I full for their present condition," 1 le reunned in the Chari' 

;: the following 3^ear with a quantity of the necessities of Wv': 

f including "3 heifers &; a bull, the first beginning oi cW] 

cattle of that kind in tlie land.'' From the records it is saK 
% to infer they brouglit goats, swir^e and poultry, wi 'he. Vn-f- 

vessels. The stock was held in coramcn b}- the coir pan\ 
till 1627, when the co\\'*s and goats were divided, '■ ;. co',\'. 
to 6 persons or shares & 2 goats to tlic same, wh.ich w: ; 
first equadized for age and goodnes, atjd then. Jolted f .r 
I sinode persons consortinji with others as thev thoucrnl ••ood 

"% and smaler familys likwise ; and swine, more i;, 

'% number, 3'et by the same rule." 

By thrift and perseverance they gained strengtii, enlargeT 
their borders, and prepared a nucleus for a civil and ic'lig- 
ious structure that is now doubtless nearer God's idaeal i'". 
one than an}' upon his round earth. In all this, none- tool: 
a more active, conscientious part, than Arthur, Henr} . ?.\\c. 
John Rowland. 

The names of these supposed brothers f.ave heroto-tore, 
in this \vork, been written in alph.alieticai order, fo)- tlie reas- 
son that there is no knowledp;e of tlic order of tlu-ir b'rlh : 
though if the ones mentioned in Hu.mphrey's v.ill are tlic 



pilgriin brothers, they are probably refeivvc] to llicre :n the 
ord'iir of their birth. For the same reason Ari.hin''s family 
record will be <TlYen first, and this wilj be followed bv 
Henry's and John's. 


John Howland, of the Mayflower, held to the original 
faith of the Puritans during his life, and was a consistent 
member of the Orthodox church till his death.* Ardiur 
(i) and Henrj' (85) were C^iakers.f Most of their de- 
scendants for many generations were, and man}^ of them at 
tiiC present time are members of the Friends' society, and 
those who are not can name Quaker ancestors. On the 
other hand, no descendant of John^ has been found wdio was 
of that sect. These facts hcive aided greatly in indicating 
the branch to whicii a famil}- belonged. No religious de- 
nomination has more Howland members than the 
Friends' society, and this leads to a little notice of their re- 
lation to it. 

The Plymouth colonists were ver}^ bitter tov/ards tliu 
Quakers, and stringent laws were made punishing their re- 
fusal to contribute towards the support of the minisiry of the 
colonial church, holding meetings after their form, and en- 
tertaining their tra^'elling brethren.! This resistance led 

* Kcv. John Cotion took chr.rgc of the church nt Plymouth in 1667. His salary was to be ;^8o, 
" one third part in wheat or butter, rye, barley, or peas, and the other third in Indir.n corn." He 
was ordained 30, 6, 1669, " Elder Thomas Cushman having the charge, and the aged Mr. John 
Howland was appointed by the church to join in the imposition of hands." 

( The sect originated in 1647, in England. Its founder was George Fox, a man of great sim- 
plicity and purity of life, as well as of iron firmness of character. Fox's followers called themselves 
Friends. The origin of the name Quaker is not entirely certain. Some authorities say that it was 
given in derision, " because the Friends often trembled or quahed under an awful sense Of the In- 
finite purit/ arid majesty of God." Others say that the term Quakers was first applied to them in 
1650, by one of a bench of magistrates before whom Fox was brought on a charge of disturbing ihc 
peace by his rre.iching. It i.- .-.^id that Fox told the magistrates to "quake at the name of the 
Lord," vl hereupon one of them ryught al the word ouake. and nicknamed Fox and his followers 
j Quakers. .1 nrmc by wh'ch they liHve since been popularly known 'd! ever Christendom. 
1 7 Thu Qu.-.hcr r.over v. ouid y.ay tilhcs", never yie'.Jed to any human law which tr:i\ erscd hiscon- 
I sc'<^nce. He did more: he resisted tyranny v.'ith all the n-.oral energy- of enthusiim, hearing witness 
' against blind obedieuce not less than against will worship. * * * The hfavitst irennltics thr.t 
bi::olry could devise never induced him to swerve a hair's breadth from hir. pu'-pose of speaking 
• ficely and tnihlidy. This was his method of icsisting tyranny. — Ccug'i's Kisicry 0/ ihi Quakers; 
i The " of George Fox; 7 he FrUndi Lihrat y, etc. 



to the severest persecution of this people : arrests, fities, 
seizures of propeit}^, imprisonments, etc., which naturally 
made ri3'mouth a very undesirable place for them to reside. 
Rhode Island had the reputation of being what it very lar^velv 
was, as it claimed to be, a place " with full liberty of relig- 
ious concernments." They naturally turned their footsteps 
in this direction, and many of them found a home in Old 
Dartmouth, on the very borders of that Stat:* of Liberty. 

Four of the six grandsons of Henry settled here : Na- 
thaniel (91,) Benjamin (92,) Henry (94,) Nicholas (95) : 
another, Daniel (93,) in Tiverton, R. I.; the adjoining town 
to the west; and his son Samuel (89) in Freetown, joining 
Dartmouth on the north. These were all Qj^iakers. They 
soon built a house of v.^orship, calling it, from tlie Indian 
name of the localit}'-, the "Apponcgansett Meeting House.''* 
A much larger one stands on the same spot to-da}'. 

* The following is from the Meelin^ Records: 

"At a man'? meeting jn the Tcvn of Drirtrioulh *hc; 6: IJay of the ii r6QS-9 .it tlit; hou-;e 
of John Laphaiu v/ee underwritten. Peleg Siocuin, Jacob Mott, Ahraham Tucker ?nJ J'-hr. Tucker 
the day and j-car above w ritlen undcrtaLes to biii'd a nesting hoiiic for die people of Coil in Scorn 
Called Quakers 35 foot long 30 foe t 'vi Je and 14 foot studds To worship and serve the true and Living 
God in accordiaj; as they are persuaded in Conlicncc thty Oujht to Dc, and fcr no chcr use, Tnlor- 
est, or Purpose but as aforesd, and when one or more of us decease then Imedialely the snrviver> 
Chose others in our room together with the Consent of the assembly of the said people so ro be and 
Remain to us and them for Ever as aforesd which sd House shall be compleaiiy finished a, or before' 
the 10 day of the 8 month next Insuing the date herof. 

" In witness hereto wee subscribe our names with our own hands. j 

" And further we of the said society of people towards the building of sd House of onr uce will j 
Contribute as foUoweth. | 

John Tucker lO ; 

Peleg Slocum 15 \ 

o. John Lapham 05 ' 

Nathanael Howland 05 

Abraham Tucker 10 

Increas Allen 03 i? 

Ebenezer Allen 05 

Eleazer Slocum 03 ; 

Jacob Mott 03 . 

Benjamin Howland 02 [ 

Richard Evens or I 

Judah Smith 01 " [ 

Thes'' cO!!trihutions were undoubtedly in pounds and shillings, although :io si!;.i is j;i- en. The ■ 

aino'.uit foots up /?fi3, 17. shillings. The expense iacuncd muL.t ht'.ve been grcitcr than this, and , 

tuithercoliccUr.PS required. 

These subscribers were among the forrinor.t men in the car.y sctllemciU of '.h:- t(,«n t.ikln^ ;i:i 
active jiart in its social, religious and political welfare. This and th- fact tint their desccndajits are 
numerous, leads us to give their pedigree. John Tucker, s. of licnry. b. s3, ( , itj(j, m. Ruth 


j ; The Plymoutli authorities apportioned to each town not 

■bnly a province tax, but one to support the colonial minis- 

j iters. The Dartmouth Quakers, and Baptists as well, gladlv 

j paid the Ibnner, but vv^re inclined to resist the latter.* This 

i^vas tlie chief obstacle they met here to the full enjoyment of 

Iheir reli<:'ious freedom. Threats, indictments and imipris- 

! . . . 

bnments of the authorities of Dartmouth occurred 3"ear after 

I .year. The following entry is in the Dartmouth Friends' 

j j-ecords : 

j ! *' 20. 10, 170S. Deliverance Smith, Selectman and As- 

i isessor of Dartmouth, -was arrested and confmed at tiie 
county goal at Bristol for refusing to assess the £60 tax." 

. ' The Friends' ministers received no salary, and the Dart- 
mouth people apparently took advantage of this fact. Each 
town elected its own minister, and for his support the tax 
•was levied. At a town meeting here 2Sth 3d mo., 1723, 
" Nathaniel Rowland was chosen minister for s'^ Towne; 55 

. Votes for Nathaniel Ilowland, 12 votes for Sanmcl llunt."| 

' ^'TathanieP was a grandson of Ilenr^' ('?5j) ^ Friends' min- 

fi'ister, and very popular; Samuel Hunt was the Presb3^terian 
minister, and preached at the "Precinct Meeting House." 

'j which stood just east of Acushnet village, in the same town. 

j The Dartmouth people then could claim that they had no 
salaried minister, which justified them in not paying the 
church rates. But this did not satisfy the Pl3'mouth digni- 

Wooly of Shrewsbury, 25, 2, 160S; he d. 2, 7, 1751. Peleg Slociim, s. of Giles, s. of Anthony, b. 7, 6, 
1654, ID. 2d, Mary, dau. Christopher ^d Mary Holder; ho gave the land where the mceting-hoube 
stands. Nathaniel andBcnjcunin Howland, grandsons of Henry (85.) Increase Allen, s. of Ralph, s. of 
George, m. Rachel, d. 27,3, 1724. Ebenczer Allen, brolherof Increase, m. Abigail. EleazurSlocuni, 
s. of Giles, s. of Anthony, h. 25, 10, 1644, m. Elephil Fitzgerald. Jacob Mott, s. of Adam and Sarah, 
m. Joanna, sister of Elcazer Slocuni. Judah Smith, s. of John and Rhuhamah (Kirby); Rhuhamah 
was dau. of Richard Kirby, and sister of Richard, Jr.; and Richard, Jr., m. Abigail, widow of 
Zoeth Howl.ind (87.) Judah Snn'lh m. Mar>', and d. 9, 10, 1733. John Smith's first wife was Deb- 
orah, dau. of Arthur Howland (i.) 

♦Hon. W. W. Crapo, of New Dedford, the orator at the Dartmouth bi-centcnnial celebration in 
i?64. said that ti; his judgment the chief rea.son for the removal from Plymouth to Dartmouth vaj 
that '■ fully Viclicv!nc< in fr'icdoT; of conscience, they had early conceived a strong a\crs!on to the 
arbitraiy imjwsillon of la;»cs by t!;c civil power fcr iht; suj^V'Tt of a ministry with v ])ic'i they wore 
not in unison, and over which ihey had r.o contiol." 

t Dariinciuth town records. This shows nearly five to one againsi tlie arbitrary tax, and indicates 
that the inliabitants were largely anti-Purilan in their religious sympathies. Prob-^bly most of the 
55 were Quakers. 




taries, and the}' continued to forcibly collect the tax. 
month voted squarely the next year not to raise the ^'loo 
church rates, but pron-.ptly raised £700 to pay the expense 
of resisting the collecting of them b}'- the Plymouth authori- 
ties, the selectmen to be allowed a per diem for the time 
the}' were in jail for refusing to comply Avith the Court Order. 
Two of them were in the Bristol county jail eighteen months, 
and were released then by an order from the King of jin.g- 
land annulling the act of the General Court. This was the 
crisis, and the practice was soon ended. 

Their hatred cf war was and still is intense. An entry 
in the Dartmouth Monthly INIeeting records, ipth i mo., 1750, 
says that Barnabas llov/land, a g. g. s. of Henry (85,) had 
been in prison twelve months for refusing to go to war.* 

The town of Dartmouth, until 1787, comprised what is now 
the city of New Bedford and towns of Dartmouth, Westport, 
Fairhaven, and Acushnet, and the stanch pioneer liowlands 
contributed largely toward laying a good social, poliiical, 
and religious foundation here. Their posterity has been 
large, many of them settling in these towns, so tliat this 
locality is called the " Mecca of the liowlands." There are 
ninety-six Rowland names in the New Bedford city direc- 
tory for 1884. 

♦Some I'dca of the fecHng and unanimity of llie Friends on l^xse and otl.'jr ;)oi'its ni.iy be gsLncd 
from llif following, prcp,(red at the Yearly Meeting a' Newport, R. I.: 

"This Yearly MecUng being the 12th, 13th, 14th and 15th of ye 5th month, 1700, having tal- en 
into consideration the baits and snares t'lat have been laid to betray the innocent, would revive this 
our ancient testimony by way of exhortation to all Friends, and it is our desire that all Friepds and 
their childrpu stand clear in their testimonies against wars and fightings and learning to war, and 
also against paying directly or indirectly for not training or bearing arms, but to suffer patif nt!y or 
gladly the spoiling of our goods, or what the authority shall see fit cause to inflict upon our pcrso-is 
for the testimony of our consciences according to Christ's example; and also against the paying the 
hireling priest or towards the maintaining or repairing houses; or anything contrary to the testi- 
mony of truth. 

" Given forth at our Yearly Meeting and signed by those appointed from ye se\xr;;l 
monthly meetings and also Quarterly in New Port and to be read in iht moii'hl) and 
quarterly meetings." 

/ ; I 



The thouglit lias been cherlslied by many of our name 
in America that we descended from a family made j-05'al 
by having been granted a coat of arms by Qiieen Eliz- 
abeth. It appears on English records that there was born 
at Newport Ponds, probably between 1515 and 151S, early 
in the reign of Henry VIII, a Jolm Ilowland who afterv. ards 
was a '"' citizen and Salter " of London. He married Agnes, 
daughter of John Greenway, of Clay, Norfolk county. The 
issue of this marriage was eleven sons and one daughcer. 
The eldest son, Richard, was a doctor of divinit}--, and was 
made Bishop of Peterborougli.* To him was granted family 
arms, a fac-simile of which is the frontispiece of this work. 
The grant, as recorded in the Herald's college, Bennett's 
Hill, London, reads as follows : 

" The Arms were confirmed to Richard Ilovdand, d. d., 
son and heir of John Ilov.dand of London, Gent., and al- 
lowed to him, and all the posterit}^ of John Howland, father 
of the said Ricliard, under the hand and seal of Robert 
Cooke, Clarencieux King of Arms, b} patent dated loth 
June, 1584. Act 27, Elizabeth." 

It was believed that the Howlands of America could be 
traced back to this distinguished and highl3\honored famil}- ; 
but the faniily, b}^ careful and accurate research, has re- 
cently been traced to extinction in England b}' Col. Cijester, 
as heretofore stated. Col. Chester drops tliis crumb of 
comfort, however: "I am persuaded that these and the 
emigrant Hov»'lands came from the same stock." 

The original painting from which the engravings of tlie 

* Benjamin J. HowLmd, a descendant of John, ga\R the matter of liis pedigree a good deal of at- 
tention. His son Edward, of Hamnionton, N. J., writes me as follows: 

" My father, Kenjarnin Jenkins. Howland, was greatly interested in the study of our family rerord, 
nnd tr::.;ed it back to John of the Mayflower. He had also corresponded with some of the Howh-mds 
in F,n.j:la:.d, and obtained a photograjili copy of a likeness of P.ii h.mi Ilowland, a bishop of Pc'.cr- 
boroiij;h, which was a few years ago c-.-:hibilt:d in a ioan exhibitioji In London. 1 have a copy of the 
ph ologr.'>ph, and have read somewlierc, I think, that he preached the funeral scrn^on on Maty Queen 
of Scots. Referring to portrait, I find father had it framed with double -lass, and iw a notice on 
the back, of the origin of the picture, he says he was bishop at the time of her death, but did not 
pr<'ach the sermon." 



Howland coat of arms in this country were made is in v.'ater 
colors, highly ornamented, and the following descri]:)t]on of 
it is liandsomely engrossed under the arms : 

<• He bcareth Sable, two bars Argent, on a cliief of the 
second three Lions rampant of the fn-st, and for his Crest 
on a wreath of his colors a Lion passant Sable, 
By the name of Howl and." 

Tradition sa3's this was brought from England soon after 
the ISIayfJower came. In 1865 it was in possession of Rev. 
T. Howland White, of Shelburne, Nova Scotia. He %Nas 
a grandson of Gideon AVhite, whose wife was Joanna, 
daughter of John^ Howland, son of the pilgrim. From 
writing on the back of it, it was once in possession of Gen, 
Winslow, a descendant of John^ Howland. 


The arraup-ement of this record for tracing" a line of an- 
cestry or of descendants will be readily understood. It is 
the best method in use. The figures to the left of the names 
of the children refer forward to the corresponding nui;ibers 
in the centre of a line over a biographical sketch oi the 
person, there indicating the family of which he is the father, 
and the latter refers backward to the former. The figu^-es 
at the left of the head of a family correspond with those in 
the centre of the line at the head of the family from v;hic]i 
he came. • These render it easy to trace the lines of ances- 
try and descent. \ 

The abbreviations need no explanation. They are freely | 
used to economize space. In every instance where no state 
is mentioned after the name of a town or count}', that town 1 
or county is in the state of Massachusetts. The omission is { 
m.ade in tlie work and the explanation given here to save 
repetition, so very man}' of the tov/ns are in Massachusetts. 
In copying from old records, and in every clher instance 
where it was known that the Old Style of reckoning ^vus 

' I 


used, the dates have been translated to New Style.* The 
number, instead of the name of the monlh, is used, bel^ig 
preceded by the day of the month. 


It was the desire of the writer to present to the reader 
sketches of the lives of very man}^ of the male persons 
named in tliese pages, and especially of tlie heads of fam- 
ilies. TJiis favor v/as requested in the circulars of inquiry; 
the meagreness of the responses in most cases can be read- 
ily seen, and will be regretted. 

In very fejw cases has anything been furnished regarding 
pedigree of wives, v\diich is also to be regretted. 

The preparation of this work would have gone on more 
rapidly but for the great disability of the writer from army 
service, preventing his doing but little such work at a time, 
and compelling the employment of an amanuensis. 

It vv\as the intention to publish only the number of copies 
subscribed for, as it is an expense and risk to carry a sur- 
plus. Friends, however, have urged the publication of -nore 
than that number of copies, and their advice has been yielded 
to, more to accommodate others than for profit to the ^''rii;er. 
Until, then, tlie suppl}' is exhausted, which may not be in 
! many months or years, copies may be had by addressing 
'j the author at New Bedford, Bristol count}', Mass. 
' Errors may be found in the following records, and some 

I' dates incorrect. I This is not surprising when one knows 
that the date of a person's birth, for instance, in two differ- 
1 ent towns, is not the same in every case ; and three or four 

*ToMqi records arc indicated by T. R., Friends' records by F. R., Probate records by P. R., I.rind 
records by L. R., i).irtmouih records by li. R., Plymouth Colony records by P. C. R. 

1 There may Le ?. supplement to this work issued some day, and in view of tliis fact the writer 
would be |:;lad to rcccivo corrections, criticisms, and ailditioiial inlormation. To aiiy [.eisoii dc.iring 
I information fron. tlie writer in regard to thi> work, it will be cheerfully given if stamp for return 
I postage is inclosed. Any information in regard to the English Uowlands, or the vciy early Amer- 
ican families of the name that may be procured, will be published in llie New England Genealogical 
Kccister from time to lime. 



correspoiulents, in many instances, have sent in as many 
diflercnt dates of a birth, marriage, or deatli. 

We Jiave very recently found a family of Ilowhinds,, other 
than of the ones heretofore mentioned, the orioinal of which 
emigrated to this country from Enghmd not many years ago. 
They will be found in the Appendix. 

The portraits in this work will be highly appreciated. It 
will be regretted that other representative members of the 
family had not contributed in this manner to the interest, 
attractiveness and value of this work. There are portraits 
here of those who are not of the surname of Howland, but 
being of this stock on the maternal side, and their social 
and business interests closely identified with the New Bed- 
ford liowlands, consent was given, at the writer's earnest 
solicitation, to have them included. 


While the writer regrets the unexpected and apparently 
total indifference of hundreds of liowlands who have re- 
ceived letters of inquiry from him, he is grateful to t]>e lum- 
dreds who have encouraged him in various ways in his dilli- 
cult, perplexing task, — to those who have cheerfullv placed , 
in his hands all the material they could command, "'if every! 
one had done whatever he could easily, the interest and! 
value of this work would have been greatly increased. He 
has especial acknowledgment to make to Hon. Gcorcre 
Howland, Jr., of New Bedford, who is better posted on the ^ 
public, social and business history of the Howlands of Dart- 
mouth and New Bedford than any living member of tiie 
family ; to the late Matthew Howland, of New Bedford, wlio 
gave substantial aid at the very inception of this work : to 
Capt. Jacob A. Howland, of New Bedford, and Hon. Wes- 
ton Howland, of Fairhaven ; to W. R. Howland, Esq., law 
student at Cambridge, who had a larc^e collection of iuattcr 
relating to the family of John, whicii""he kindly lo:ined ; to 


John A., of Providence, R. I., (descendant of Jabez,^ of 
Ihislol, R. I.,) Edgar D., of New York city, and Henry R., 
of Buffalo, N. Y., for a similar favor; to Mrs. Eunice C. 
(llowland) Bernardini, of Providence, R. I., for muchmat- 
kT in regard to tlie East Greenwich Ilowlaiius ; to Ron. 
vSilas Howland, Sugar Hill, N. H. ; the late Otis, of Con- 
\vir>^ ; E. Harris, of Spencer ; Miss Ruth, of Bane; Albert 
II., of Boston ; Walter M., Esq., of Chicago, 111. ; John N., 
of Ypsilanti, Mich. ; Louis M., of New York city; Miss 
Katharine F., of Poughkeepsie, N. Y. ; Capt- Ploward, of 
New York city ; Jesse Tucker, of Dartmouth ; Br. E. T. 
Tucker, of New Bedford; H. H. H. C. Smith, of Detroit, 
Mich. ; Elisba Leonard, of New Bedford. The follovN^ng 
courteous librarians have granted many favors : Robert C. 
Tngrahara, of Nevr Bedford Free Public Libiary. and John 
Ward Deane, of N. E. Genealogical Library of Boston. He 
is also indebted to the follov>ing ciLy and town clerks : D. 
B. Leonard, New Bedford ; Job S. Gidlcy, Dartmouth ; John 
A. Macomber, 2d, Westport ; Leander Lovell, Plymouth; 
S. M. Medbery, Seekonk ; H. O. Wood, Swanzcy. The 
clerks of Friends' meetings have very kindly permitted ex- 
aminations of records in their keeping.* Davis' Landmarks 
of Plymouth, the Slocum Genealogy, and Ricketson's His- 
tor}' of New Bedford, have been of assistance. 

In addition to the above, he has carefull}" examined all 
the town, county, church and state records and histories, 
encyclopaedias, memoirs, personal journals, genealogies, 
biographies, college records, etc., etc., that he thought 
would have an}^ information in regard to the family name. 

The printers have performed their work in a most satis- 
factory and kindly manner. 

If.e Friends' records have been exceedingly useful in preparing the genealogies of Henry and 
Ar; i.ii. Tlif ir records are exceptionally well written out and carefully preserved. 


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Section Second. 


Artiiuj< IIowLANij, ]irnbab]y the eldest of tlie three 
brothers, Arthur, Henry and John, tlie tlrst mentioned in 
iiumphrey's will, doubtless came to New Plymor^.th with his 
brother Henr}'. Just the date of rheir arrival the writer lias 
btv'n unable, after mucl) and careful research, to ascertain ; 
arul this may be said also of the vessel in v/^iich they came. 
Arthur's name appears on the colfjny records, however, 
s;)on afler that of his brother Henry. He lived a fev, years 
jn riymoutb, and then became a landholder and resident of 
Marslifieid, Mass. On tiie 2d of July, 163S, three hundred 
:5cres of upland, in what is now Marshfield, ^vas granted to 
Ca'>i. INJiies vStandish and Mr. lohn Alden,, Ivlvi'j on the 
north side of South R.i\ er, bounded on the east by licaver 
Pond, and on the west by a brook. On the 14th of March, 
16^5, this tract was sold to Edmund Freeman for £']i 10s. 
Three hundred acres of this parcel afterwards came ii.\to the 
possession of William Partridge, who conveyed it, in 16.17. 
to Arthur Howland for £21 sterling ; £13 in money and the 
balance in " corne and cattle," the ordinary pay of the 
countr}'.* Arthur lived and died on this Marshfield estate, 
and five generations lived and are buried there. In 1640 
he was granted fifty acres of land " and some meddow" at 
the North River. 

Arthur was a man of firmness, of uprightness, full of 
ChriKtian xx*al, and though not actively interested in the 
f'-vil afi'aJTs of tlie colony, was greatly respected for his 
V. v-ahli of Vhar;;ctcr, He accented at an e?r]y day the dor- 
•-tlnes arid Dractlces of the vSociety of Friends- and a!nidst 

• Thu was Oic first conveyance of Iai;d in P. C. R. to Arthur Howland. Vol. i, p. 2^$. 


the persecutions of them in the middle of tlie i/lh centiny, 
was an earjiest, faithful defender of their faith. IJis house 
at Marshfield, it appears, was the headquarters of the per- 
secuted Friends, and he courageously " entertayned the 
forraigne Qiiakers who were goeing too & fnrA" in some of 
the townes of the goument, producing great desturbancc." 
In 1657, the autliorities hearing of an intended nieetina 
at Arthur's, Sunda}^ December 20, conducted by Robert 
Huchin, one of the " forraigne Qijakers," dispatc'ned a con- 
stable to break up the meeting and arrest Huchin. Reach- 
ing the place, he found that his corning had been heralded 
in advance, and '* hec found noe man att" the house. The 
next day, " INIunday," Dec. 21st, a warrant Vv'as issued for 
the arrest of Arthur and Huchin. The constable, Johii 
Phillipes, '-■ coming into the house of the said Arthur How- 
land, he summoned him to appeer as aforesaid, and, pceiue- 
ing the said Quaker [Huchin] to bee there, haueJng a war- 
rant to attach hhu psonall}', to appeer before autiioritie, re- 
quired him to goe along witii l;ini, wliereupon the said 
Arthur Howland would not suffer hin.i to o-oe alon^ with 
him; on which the said Phillipes pulled liim to o-qc air,no-e 
with him ; and then the said Arthur Howland thrust the 
said John Phillipes out of his doors ; . . . . then the 
said Phillipes went downe to the mill to gitt more assistance, 
and when iiee came vp againe tlie said Qj^ialvcr was o-on." 
Arthur gave himself up, and was brought before the n-nver- 
nor's assistants the next day, when he was " centanced 10 
give bonds for his apperance att the Generall Court" tlie 
following March. But " hee refusing to give his owne 
single bond, was comitted to tlie custidie of the cheife mar- 
shall." * While in prison he wrote a letter to the General 
Court heldat Plymouth, March 2d, 165S, which to the court, 
" on the pusing therof, appeered to be full of faetiouse, se- 
dii.ious, shuiderouse passages, to be of dangerouse conse- 
quence." For this oiTence he *' wns centa?Tsed by the Courtf 

♦Midwinter, t March, 1658. 


to find si'-rtios for his good bchaiiior.'' ''For resisting the 
cunstablc at IMarshfield, in December, 1657, he was fined the 
some of line pounds ; " and for " pmiting of a Qiiaker's meet- 
ing in his house, and for inviting viz sucli as were vnder 
goument, chiku'en and otliers, to come to the said meeting, 
was centanced by the Court to find surties for his good be- 
hauior : which in case he sliould refuse to doe hee is to pay 
for a fine four pounds." Not pa3'ing the lines, he was again 
committed to jail.* His case w'as called at the court of June 
1st, 1658. He acknowledged "that hee hath done euill in 
sundr}- pticulars expressed in the said writing, and desired 
the Court to passe them by, and engageing in tJie strength 
of God for the futrire not to olTend in lil-re manor any more, 
the Court, I consider.hig l)is age and infehinities ... 
and in hopes y' this psent admonition may bee a meanes of 
preuensyon of such further euill in him, they have for psent 
pascd it by, with this prouisO;, that if hee shall olTend in like 
manor any more, this his offence w'ill come into remem- 
brance to agment the pttnishment." | 

He and his wife were fined ten shillings for absenting 
themselves from " publicke worship '' in 165S. Nothing 
fin"ther is in the civil records of his persecutions, except 
that he was prosecuted in 1669 for not paying the " rate tc 
the minnestry."§ It is evident that it was his purpose to 
" fight it out on this line '* to the end of his da3's, if neces- 
sary, lie was not on the grand jury after 1654. 

Arthur's will, which is recorded in Plymouth, reads as 

follows: ■ 1528523- 


The last will and testament of Arthur Ilowlancl deceased exhibited to the Court 
holden at Plymouth the fourteenth of March Anno Dom : sixteen hundred seventy- 
five, and ordered by the said Court to be recorded. In the name of god, amen. 

I Ar'liur Iluwiand of ^Lir.-.hfield in the colony of new Plymouth in New Ev.^- 

* Ai;cd 70. — Brssc's SuJ^en'i/^s of Qun.kers, vol. 2, p. 195. 

t.I'.'iu nowl.iiKl was a mtmber of this GciicraJ Court. 

} It is said that Henry paid his fine, fearing he would die in jail. 

§ " In rcs^Kict with his a>;c and low condition " of health, he was acquitted. — P. C. R, 


Ir.ncl yeoman; being weak of body but of sound and perfccf rnemor)-; tlianUs to 
almighty god:; for tlie same: knowing the uncertainty of this short life and bcmg 
desirous to settle thai outward estate that the Lord has lent me; ] d<; make this my 
Ixsl will &: testament in manner and form following: tiiat is to say, fust and 'irinci- 
pally I commend my soul to almighty God my creator opeofing to rcc'--i» e Ail' p.v- 
don of all ray sinncs and salvation by Jesus Christ my redeemer and my body to the 
earth: to be buried in desent manner by my e.\ecutri:< licrcinafter nanu'd ar, shall 
bee thought meet tV convenient: and as concerning such, worldly estate which llis 
Lord has lent me my'will and meaning is the same sliall be employed and b£5tov>-ec! • 
as hereafter in and by this my will is expressed. 

Imp. I do revoke and renounce all and make void all \\i;Is by me fo.merly madj 
arid declare and aftirm this to be my last will r.nd testament. 

Item. I will that all the debts I justly owe to all manner of persons whatsoever, 
shall be well and truly paid, or ordained to be paid in conxeuient time after my ue- 
cease by my executrix hereafter named, except only the deb* thirty shillings; v.hich 
I owe Edward Wanton, which said debt I will that the srmc be paid by Tiniotliy 
Williamson iu manner and time hereafter expressed. 

item, I give and bequeath unto my son Arthur llosvlanc! : nis heirs and p/-:signs 
forever: fifty acres of upland: and alsoe meddow to sufficieiit to keep sb' licad of 
cattle: which said land is now in the tenure and occupation of my said sen \rlhur, 
and lyeth next to John Moshers land, and Runneth from the boundn'ark tl-.^t the 
juiymade: Which the land of mee the said Arthur Ilov.iaud and t>!r. said Johr; 
Mosher to the Ividge N, E. and S. W. 

Item. I give and bequeath unto my grandchild Ainadiah Smith the full sum of 
five pounds to be paid him by ihe friends executors adminijtrators and assign" of 
my dear v/ifc Mary llov.Iand immediately after her decease. 

Item. I give and bequeath unto the three brothers of the said Amadiah the .=um 
of five pouads to be equally divided among thcni, and to b:* payd unto them l)y the 
persons appointed administrators or exec\it(.irs of my said wife Immediately after 
my decease, and should any of the said children die be*"ore my said v.dfe; niy will 
is that the five pounds shall be equall) divided betwixt tl.c^ res*, of them. 

Item. I give and bequeath unto my daughter Mary Williamson, the sum of ^.n 
pounds to be payed her by the heires executors administrators or assigns of riy y^id 
wife Immediately after her decease. 

Item. I give and bequeath unto my daughter Martha Dam.on the s'ua of tCii 
pounds to be payed her by the heires executors administrators or assigns of viy ^uld 
wife Immediately after her decease. 

Item. I give and bequeath unto my daughter Elizabeth Low the sum of ten 
pounds to be payed her by the heires executors administrators or assigns oi my said 
wife Immediately after lier decease. 

Item. I give and bequeath unto my grandchild Mary Walker, the sum of ten I 
pounds to be payed her by the heires executors admini-trators or assigns of my said » 
wife Immcdialcly after her decease. ^ 

Item. I give and bequeath unto iny grandclilld Tirinj'.hy Williamson liib 'leircs ) 
and assigns forever after my said wifes decease a jjicce of meddow in tl>e towiisliip \ 
of Marshfield above said, containing five acres, that lyc'ji bctiveen a ccitain creek II' 
that luns out of the river there and a great rock that stauds in the gras;:, hcc naving r ' 


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uato Edward Waulcn his executors or assigns for the term of thice yopri; the next 
vAtcr he coiiifs to enjoy the said meddow the sum uf ten shillings. 

llcm. I give and bequeath the full remainder cf Real and personal estate vvliat- 
c'.i.T it i.- I'i' wherever it may be found unto my dear and noble souh.'d wife Mary 
Ilowhiid; and to licr executors r.dminslrators and assigns forever: And duu here-. 
by ccnslitute and appoint iny said MJfc sole executrix of this my last will an<! testa- 
ment in \vitness thereof I the said Arthur Howland have here unto selt my band 
and seal the third day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand :,ix luindvcd 
seventy and four. 

Anno, Regni, Rcgus, Secundiment I.anglca 26. 


And a [seal.] 
Signed sealed and published by Arthur 
Howland as his last%vill and Testament 
in the presence of us. 

[The witnesses' names are not plain.] 

And was att lime of the ensealing acknuv.l- 
edged before 


Mem. Tliat before signing this '.^ill by the testator hee Revoked the bequeath 
cffive acres of meddow, alsoe of meddow intended to have been given to his grand- 
child Timoihy Williamson. 


A true inventory of all the goods and chattel^ of Arthur Howlird deceased at 
Marshheld nth of December 1675 by Anthony Snosv and josiaii Crane Exhibited 
to the Court held at Plymouth the 7th of Mar. 1675 on the oath of Mary Ilov.'land 
widow as followeth 

jC s. d. 
Item. His wearing appareil — 03 — 12 — 00 

Item. His books-— 00 — iz — 00 

Item. 2 cowos appraised att — 04 — 13 — 00 

Item. I oxe — 03 — 05 — 00 

Item. I mare — 01 — 05 — 00 

Item, sheets pillow cases and other linen — 02 — 10 — 00 

Item, a ffether bed and bedding belonging to it — 01 — • 10 — 00 

Item, pewter — 01 — 04 — 00 

Item. 2 irnn pots and pot hooks — 01 — 04 — 00 

Item, pot hangers, tonggs cider flite — 00 — 09 — 00 

Item, chists and lioxes — 00 — 13 — 00 

Item, earthen ware and Glasse bottles — 00 — 10 — 00 

l'--ni. a cieaver and wedges — 00 — 06 — 00 

Item, chei;es -— 00 — Co — 00 



lien;, warmiiig pan and other iron ware — 00 — 05 -■ 

Item, in brassc — 01 — 03 — 

Itcn. Pailcs and other small things — CO — 05 — 



Item. Iron and other woodenwarc — OC) oi oo 

Ticm. a barreil witJi other luriLer— oo — lo — uo 

Wee finfl alsoe that thfi i.-.v). Arthur was possessfd oi' house; and hinc's 

and nieddo\\-, but wl-c know not how much r.;i'l tlicveforc ha^e mnde no ryipraise- 

roent thereof. ANTHONY SXOW. 

the mark t of JCJSTAH CRAN h:. 


Arthur, married Widow Mari^-aret Reed. She a 
daiu'-liter Lydia Reed, who married John Walker, a mem- 
ber of the Society of Friends, who lived tlie I lowlands. 
Arthur was buried at T*-Iarshheld 30, 10, 1675, and his v, ife 
TvTarn-aret was buried there 22, 6, 1683. Children : 

c. i. yVUTHUS, IT.. Eiizp.beih, da;i. of Cov. Thomii:- T'rii.ce, of l'l>i/rj\i!}i. 
ii. D]i!U)>L.iH, m. 4, I, 1648, John Snv.'Ji, ]t., of Plymouth. 
ih. I\k\Ry, m. first, 6, 6, 1653.. Timoth) Vvillip-insonj and second, 22, J, 

iGyo, Robert Sanford. 
iv. Martha, Hi. i^, '» i^59i Joh^n Dainon, of Scituaie. 
V. EuzABETK, m. Johi) Low. 


I. Av^TUVKr (Ar//ii(r,^) horn in Marsh field ; m. Eli.-a- 
beth, dau. Gov. Thomas and Mary Prence, 9, 12, 1607. 
Gov. Prciice came to Plymoutli in the Fortune in 162 1 ; was 
the son of Thomas, of Lechlade, Gloucestershire, Enjdand, 
and m. ist, Patience, dan. of Elder AVilliam Brev/ster, who 
came in the Mayflower, and Mary his wife, who can.'e iii 
the Anne in 1623. In 1635 Prence m. 2d, Mary, dau. of 
.William Collier of Duxbury, and their 3d dau. Eli/.abeth 
m. Arthur Howland in 1667, 

An incident connected with the wooing days of Arth.ur. 
Jr., will show that he partook of the firm, plucky nature of 
his father, uncle Henry, and cousin Zoeth. Ac an earl) 
age he became enamored with the fair daughter of lion. 
Thomas Prence, the illustrious governor of tlie colony, and 
his tireless endeavors to win her were crowned widi success, 
proving that if, as we read in Orpheus and Eurychce, a 


" faint heart ne'er won fair lady," a courageous one, sparred 
by intense devotion, has been victorious. 

Papa and Mamma Prence were greatly di.sp]eas(Ml a-, the 
altcntions of voung Arthur, which Elizabeth somehow conld 
not help giaciously receiving, and tliey used various means 
to hiive it discontinued. Thc}^ cried Stop ! stop ! but there no stop. At last the irate father summoned tiie daunt- 
less Arthur "Attthe court of his Ma"*= held att Plymouth 
The fift Day of March, 1666," the damsel's father, Gov. 
Prence himself, on the bench. Plere Arthur, the brave 
swain, " for inveigling of Mistris Elizabeth Prence, and 
makeing motion of marriage to her, and procecuting the same 
contrary to the parrcnts likeing, and without theirc consent, 
and directly' contrary to theire mind and will, was centanced 
to pay a fine of fine pounds and to find surties for his good 
bchauior, and in speciall that he desist from the vse of any 
mt'anes to obtaine or retaine her afiections as aforsaid." 
Besides the fine for thus " disorderly and vnrighteously in- 
deaiioring " to gain Elizabeth's hand, he was to " appeer att 
the Court of his ma"*^ to be holden att Plymouth on the first 
Tuesday in July next, and in the mean time to be of good 
behauior towards oin* sou lord the King and all his leich 
people, and not depart the said Court without lycense." 

True to Ids protnise. young A^rthur appeared at the court, 
and in the presence of Gov. Prence "did sollemly and seri- 
ously engage before this Court, that hee will wholly desist 
and never appl}'' himselfe for the future, as formerly hee 
hatli done, to Mistris Elizabeth Prence in reference vnto 
marriage." This pledge was not made without mental res- 
ervation. In spite even of this legal interference, he con- 
tinued *' makinor motions of marriage," to which Mistris 
^'lizabeth responded, "Barkis is willin'," and on the 9lh 
ii iy of the following December (1667) the happy pair were 
united in wedlock. 

Arthur was an only son, and liad the governor succeeded 
Jn preventing tlie union he might have died unmarried, 
i-nd the male line of Arthur, Sr., have ceased. As it 


wab, Arthur, Jr., and Elizabeth had at least a daug-hter and 
four sons. 

Arthur was a lirm member of die Frieuds' socielv, and 
the mantle of his father seems to have fallen u.pon his shoul- 
ders. Tlie following is in the Pembrohc Monthlv jMeetino- 
records: '< Atthe Qi!anerl3^ meeting at the houfe of edw 
Wanton the laft 6 day of the 3d month 1686 it \\as ordered 
that the monthly meeting shall be kept at Arthur hov/lands 
as it hath formerly at his leathers excepting 2 davs in a year 
at Joseph howlands."* This Joseph was the son of Henry, 
brother of Arthur (i.) 

It will be seen by the above that Arthur (2) laid himself 
liable to the colonial law, not only for attending Friends' 
meetings and harboring " forraigne " Qi^iakers, but in per- 
mitting the meetings to be held at his house. He was sev- 
eral times arrested, brought before the court, tried, fined, 
imprisoned, his property seized, etc. His good wife sliared 
in these persecutions. 

The following narrative of Arthur's persecutions, written 
by himself when confined in Plymouth jail, will be read 
with interest. The writer discovered it in the first ^ 
of the records of the first or second Monthly :>Ieeting cv- 
ganizcd in Old Plymouth, viz., Pembroke Monthly Meet- 
ing, f In it are copied the memorandums of several of the 
persecuted Q^iakers of that da}^ and one of them is ; 


About the begining of the yearc : 1679: the so called church of M.-iishlkM "De- 
cause of some scruples that ware one my consciance I did refraine from pertaking 
with them in that which they call there sacrament of bread & wine took occasion to 
be ofended with me. & so to proseed according to there order wch was as foUoweth. 
first they required me to come to the Church Meetting the which I did at that time 
although I tould them that I could not pertake with ym w ithout sinning against my 
conscience they tould me yt if I did not promise them to pertake Mth them OV to 
come to their mettiug they should proseed to their scntance of cxco:iimu.;ication 

*The lV-nibro)-:c nctting-housc wr.i; elected in 170}. 

t It is sail! that the jMoiUhly Meeting nt Sandwich wnritho earliest in Apieriui; thai it .va.'; instiimed 
as early as 1656, and only twelve years after the origin of the Friends' society in England. Tiit; 
writer th'iil.s the Peinbioke meeting was organized as cp.ri'/ ns thi? 


.-i-'ainsl me. after this I sent a wiigliting in answer to what they semcd to laye to 
sny charge desiring that they would give ine an answer in wrighting i:istoad wlicar of 
biinucll Arnal their teacher and John borne an emanent brother came to speak with 
iTiC to persuade me to come to thare mctting on the first day of the weeke following 
& lould me yt the wrighting T had sent them gave ym more ground to proseed 
against me yn anything they had before, to wch I replied if they would ingago yt 
i should liave liberty to read yt wrigluing & to speak to it in the perticulers of it in 
ll'e publick congeration I coould com to metting Samucll arnalld answered come 
to jneetting & I will ingage yt that wrighting shall not be read nor you shall not 
speak e to it I answered ym I thinke 1 shall not come. S A. saydwhy: I said 
because if I should come it was like he would require me tc pate of my hat c: r>L-.nd 
before the church &, seeing I did bcleive yt they had no ground from the Scriptures 
for what they did it would be no better to me yn bowing to an IdoUe & Arnali re- 
plied come to mctting & it is like I shall doe as you say for thare was a man delt 
with iu the Church of Loston & he sat up in the gallcrey & yc minester required 
him to com downe & stand before the church & ye man refi.sed but the governoure 
Svayd Sarrow come down or I will fetch you downe : to which I replied If the gov- 
eruour should so command me the w^^ I did believe he would not I should not 
obey him unles he did it by force for I did not know yt he had any more powre in 
the church then another man : Samuell Arnold sayd it was honourrably don of the 
governour to Asiste the minester: so quickly after they proseeded to there sen- 
tancc in wcli Samuall Arnald obserued this order. I not being prcsnet he caled me 
ly my name and as he sayed delivered me to satan when he had doneyt he charged 
all hi.s church members yt they should not eat or drink v th me in conunon eating 
<'^- drinking then charged the neighbors of the town that they should net carry any- 
ihing to me — and for a close he prayed to his god that the 

dcuill might be got to worke one me acursed prayer it 

When they had accomphshed these matters with me they being aganst the 
then begune with my wife she being unsatisfied with their end for which the 
pruseding with me designed that they would show her sume Lord Jesus came in- 
riile in the scriptucrs for their actings they did implisetly to the world. Job: 
}c:swade her not to eat or drink with me & samuell arnald 3: x. 
:--id several times positively urge her to and tould her it 

would be her honour to doe as levie did : as it is written in the 32 exodus : 27 : 28 : 
this not satisfying her she withdrew from them & tould they yt if they would not 
or could not produce sume clearer scripture rule for what they had done to her 
husband she could not pertake with them in that which she thought was such an 
.unchristian act without sinning against her consciance the which they never did 
nor indeed could not doe for thare was not three of them yt agreed to gether for 
what it was that they so sensured me & the greatest part of them knew not for 
Hbr,t it was there being as they accounted, but two officers in thare church & 
l:.<:y were in alisolute contrarydiction on to the other one saying yt it v.'as for that 
yt ihe other said he abhored should lie mentioned some of the church said it was 
tv,cause ! payed the minester no better but to i-atesfye her once for all they as 
lar Si they power gnvc her to the deuiU tow but not'viilistanding thare so>::>.g ^j; refu-cing to eat & drink e with us in the 3 monta 1OS2 on richard frentch 
CU'sslab'.e : for the rate of sammuell arnald aforesayed came to my house & tooke 



away one puttor scarse leaving us a conveniant dish or bason to eat our vittel'? 
in: againe in the year 16S4 tiie 22; day of ye 3 month the cuTislaLle Mith John 
borne Afore mentioned came to my liouse & made demand of 15 £hiliiii<j ^: 3 
pence for the said arnalds rate for preaching the year that was past & Ijecause J. 
refused to pay it he scased on my pearson to carry me to prison <.V: one tin; a da)' of 
the forth month following I was by the cunstable aforesaid without any Leaving at 
all put up in the common goale thare am not alow ed nether bread nor water nor 
anything to lye one but the flore nor anything to cover me with nor liljerty to goe 
with the gayler to any other house to get anyliiing for my mony to sustainc nature 

nor so much as fire by theire ordder this is a true account of thare proseedings 

with us lo the which wee have set our hands. 

sd Plymouth goale this 

the 6 day of the 4 mth 1684. ARTHUR IIOWLAND 


Arthur^ was firm In his adherence to the rloctrines of 
Gcurge Fox till his death, whicl; was in the tnninphs of 
faith in the Lord Jesns Christ. Children : 

i. A daughter, born 166S. 

3. ii. Ebknezkk, b. 17, 12, 1671 ; d. — . 

4. iii. Thomas, b. 26, 9, 1672; d. — . 

5. iv. AkTlTUR, b. — . 

G. V. Prince, b. — . 

2. TiioiMAS,^ (yjrf/in;\~A?'i'//ur,'^) born in Marshtlekh 26, 

9, 1672; m. INIary , ahso of Marshhehd. They were 

mem])ers of tlie Friends' society, and h'ved in Fernbroko. 

He m. 2d, Deborah . He was a carpenter; brought h: 

a bill of £1 5s. for work done in building the " little incct- 
ing-house" at Fembroke. He subscribed £2 towards pi-int- 
ing looo copies of Barclay's Apology, for gratuitous distri- 
bution. In 1717 he represented Scituate in a Qtiartcrly 
MeetlncT held at Sandwich. He was a man of Christian 
zeal, and accumulated considerable propert}'. Children : 

i. Mercy, b. 7, i, 169S; d. — . 

7. ii. Rebeccv. b. 17, 2j 1699; d. — . 

8. iii. Ebknkzkk, b. 14, 10, 1700; d. — . 

9. iv. John, b. 16, 4, 1702; d. — . 

V. Rebecca, b. 13, i.i, 1704; probably m. Sair.ucl Ti;crnas, of Marohfitld, 

15.2, 1727- 
10. vi. Thomas, b. 12, 2, 1707; d — . 


II. vii. \Vlu.IA^i, V. 2, 2, 1708, 5,ays I)avis' Flyinouth; d. — . 
;'^.\:':i. Sami'};!,, Ij. i, i, r;io; d. — . 

Children by second \vife : 

K. llANNATf, b. ?.3, q, 1713; m. 4, 6, 1734, Robert Epilter, c. of Cziah and 
Ann Bar];cr, of Hanover. 
13. X. rEiNCE, b. 3, 10, 1715; d. — . 

2. Arthur/-* {Ari'/nfr,- Arf/rur,^) born in Marshfield, 
jMass., on the old homestead where he lived, died and was 
buried. lie in. Deborah . Children: 

14. i. Thom.-'.s, b. — ; ni. Sarah Green. 

15. ii. Artuuk, b. — . 

16. iii. Priiick, b — . 

iv. aIary, b. --; m.' Goddard. 

V. Ki.iZA, h. — ; m. Sanders. . 

vi. HAN^AH, b — ; m. Smith. 

2. Prince,^ {Arthur^ /irfhur,'^) bnrn at Marshfield, 

; m. 13, 3, 1706, Deborah; dan. of Francis, and g. d. 

of Robert Barker, of Duxbury. He lived in Duxbury, and 
died there at an early age ; and Deborah m. Benjamin Keen. 
Children : 

17. i. ROBERi', b. 31, 8, 1707; d. 1793; m. Margaret Sprague. 

ii. Alice, b. 30, 8, 1709; d. — ; m. Job Otis, of Scituate. (An Ahce m. 6, 
5, 1756, Eeriah Sampson, and an Ahce m. Ilezekiah Keen.) 
iS. iii. PiUNCE, b, 3, 8, 17 13; d. — . 


4. Eeenezer," {Thomas,^-' Arthur,^ Arthur,'') born 14, 

'O, T^oc; ni. vSarah, dan. of Green, 23, 3, 17 2 '-^ 


•9- »• rj-.iNCj;, b. 15, 9, 1725; d. — . 

11. Sarah, b. 14, u, 1727; m. Beulan Cowen, of Pembroke, iS, 12, JV^i. 
Sarah i.s called "Sarah, Jr.," in Pembroke Frieiids' record-. 


iii, Susannah, b. 4, 3, 1729; d. — . 
20. iv. Thomas, b. 13, 11, 1732; d. — . 
V. I^Iarv, b. 4, 6, 1 735 ; d. — . 
vi. Ruth, b 7, 5, 1738. (A Ruth m. Luke .Stetson, 10, 6, 17G2; she died 

in 1764.) 
v\\. Samuel,* b. — . 


4. William,'^ {T/iouias,^ Arthur^ AriJncr,^) born 2, 2, 

1708 : m. Mercy . He was for many years cletk of 

the Pembroke Friends' meeting, served on the jtuy from 
Pembroke in 1742 and 1752, and was surve3'or of highways 
there in 1774. Children: 

i. Rebkcca, b. — , 1737; d. — . 
21. ii. William, b. 2, ii, 1741; d. — . 

5. Arthur,"^ {Arthur^ ArtJmr^ Arthur^) born in 
Marshfiek'l on the old homestead, wliere he lived, died, and 

was buried ; m. Abigail, dan. of Ames, nth mo.. 1721. 

Children : 

i. Abigail, b. 2, 8, 1722; m. Thomas Little. 

ii. Elizabeth, b. 27, 11, 1723; m. ist, Jabez Whittemore; 2d, Reuben 
22. iii. Arthur, b. 18, 5, 172S; d. — . 

6. Robert,'^ (^Princc^ Arthur^ Arihur^^^ born in Dux- 
bury. He m. INIargaret, dau. of Sprague, 5, 7, I733- 

Children : 

i. Urania, b. — ; d. young. 
ii. Michael, b. — ; d. young. 
iii. Deborah, b. — ; d. in iSoo, uumrcriied. 

23. iv. PRIXCK, b. — . 
* Davis's Landraarks of Plymouth says Leir.u.-:!. 


24. V. Ror.ERT, b. gtli mo., 1742; d. 4th mo., 1S21. 

vi. ABIG.A.IL, b. 31, 3, 1749; m. Isaac Bisi^ee, 5, 9, r/Si. Aunt Nobby, as 
she was cdlc;l, was quite a poet, as were others of the family. She 
owned a cranberry meadow. The town passed a law forbiddirg pick- 
ing except at certain seasons. She picked, and a slierifi with a war- 
rant to arrest her made his appearance. After he read the warrant to 
her she made tlie following reply : 

"I am an old woman of siventy-one; 

I have picked cr.iiiberries since I begun; 

You can make laws when you 're inclined to, 

And I shall pick cranberries when I've a mind to." 


II. W1LI.1AM," {William,'^ TJiomas,^ Arthur ■"■ Arthur,^) 
l)orn in Pembroke, 2, 11, 1741 ; ra. at Sandwich, 30, 6, 
1763, Doroth}' Wing, b. 20, 7, 1740. Both Yv^illiam and 
Dorothy were active members of the Pembroke meeting. 
The former was an elder, and Dorothy was appointed an 
(.verseer of the meeting in 178S, serving as snch many years. 
She took care of the meeting-honse, sweeping it, etc., in 
1796-7. Dorothy was a dau. of Barnabas'^ (Samuel,'^ Dan- 
iv;l,3 Daniel,2 John,i) and Dorothy Wing. Children : 

^5. i. TllOMAS, b. 6, 3, 1764; d. aged three m eeks. 

26. ii. Joseph, b. 9, 5, 1765; d. — . 

iii. r>iERCY, b. 12, 9, 1767. Intention of marriage entered wiih Pelatiah 
Hussey, 7, 12, 1796. She was clerk of the Pembroke I\Ionthly ?.Ieet- 
ing in 1792. 

27. iv. Daniel, b. 5, 2, 1770; d. aged six weeks. 
V. Eliz.vbeth, b. 16, 2, 1 771; d. 21, 9, 1772. 

vi. PiiEBE, b. 3, 10, 1774. Pembroke Friends' records say she went to_Vas- 
salborough. Me., to live with her sister. 
2S. vii. EnENEZER, b. 3, 2, 1777; d. — . 
viii, Mary, b. 21, 7, 1779; d. — . 

j.v. Anna, b. 17, 12, 17S1; m. Robinson. 

X. Becca, b. 3. 9, 1784; d. aged three months. 

'i .'iis family record is on the fly leaf of an old English 
iJiDic pri)Ued in 1791, now in the possession of Dr. Annie 
C. Howland, of Poughkeepsie, N. Y. 



15. Arthur,^ {Arthur ^'^ Arthur^ Arthur^ Arthur,'^) 

born in Marslifield, 18, 5, 1728; m. Jerusha, dau. of 

Ford, 27, I2-, 1750. Me v/as a fanner; was born, liv^ed, 
died, and was buried on the old liomeslcad there. Children : 

i. Susanna, b. 5, 7, 1751; m. Benjamin White, says Marcia Thomas. 
ii. Jane, b. 7, 12, 1753; fh 27, 7, 1779, unmarried. 
iii. Elizabeth, b. 5, 10, 1755; m. Gershom Sherman. 

29. IV. Arthur, b. 5, 7, 1758; d. 8, 6, iSiS. 

30. V. Consider, b. 12, 8, 1760; m. Ruth Church. 

vi. Lucy, b. — ; m. Benjamin White, says Davis' Plymouth. 


17. Prince,^ {Rohcri,'^ Prince? Arthur,^ Arthur,''') born 

in Duxbury ; m. Abigail, dau. of Wadsworth, in 1779. 

He lived in '* Crookcrtown," in the township of Pembroke, 
where he died. Children : 

i. Alice, b. 2d mo., T7S0; d. 29, 12, 181 1; m. Elcazer Josslyn, of Hanson. 
ii. John, says Mrs. Mahala Parris. 

31. iii. Eden W^., b. 14, 7, 17S1; m. Ruby SiiT.onds. 

32. iv. Peleg B., b. 16, 4, 17S3; d. 2S, 2, i£-iS, in Pembroke. 
V. Deborah, b. 7, 4, 17S5; d. ist mo., 1S05. 

vi. Elisha W., b. 17S7; d. 25, 9, XS55, in Fremonr, S.-ndusky co., Ohio, 

vii. Thankful, b. — , 17S9; m. Nathaniel Stetson, of Pemixoke. 
T,l. viii. Pk'NCE, b. 1793; d. 1816. 


17. Robert,^ {Robert,'^ Prince? Arthur? Arthur?'^) 

born 9th mo., 1742; m. Ruth, dau. of Crocker. He 

lived in Pembroke, and died there 4th mo., 1821. He was 
a successful house carpenter. Children : 

34. i. Micaii, b. 19, I, y']^,o; d. in iSoo; was a physician, and leslded in Maine, 
ii. Ruth, b. 19, i, 1770; d. — . 

35. iii. Allen, b. 12, 11, 1771; d. 7 mo., 1853. 

36. iv. Luther, b. 30, 3, 1 774 ; d. — . 


V. Ur.ANiA, b. 6, 7, 1776; m. 2, 10, 1796, Thomas Barker, cf Woodsioc):, 

\i. IvUTH, b, 25, 10, 177S; m. Josiah Josselyn, anci with her si?ter Urania 

settlcil in "Woodstock, Conn. 
vii. Margaret, b. 21, 2, 1781; m. 23, 12, 1S04, Ed\\ard Bates, of rembroko; 

d. 2, I, 1856. 
viii. AlUGAiL, b. 9, 10, 17S4; ni. 24, 11, 1S05, Ephraim Leonsrd, of Ea&ton; 
<]. I, I, 1856. 
ix. Robert, b. and d. 1 7S8. 
37. X. RoKERT, b. 9, 12, 1 791; d. 2, 4, 1S62. 


21. Joseph,^ (lJ7/l/ajn,^ William,"' TJiomas? Aiilmr^ 
An'hu?-,^) b. in JMarshlickl, 9, 5, 1765 ; m. ist, Pliebe Taber ; 
m. "id, Sarah Purriiigton. It is s^id that Josepli, when a 
young man, sold his silver knee-buckles, with the proceeds 
of which he made his way to Kennebec co., Me., and be- 
came one of the early settlers of the town of Vassalborongh, 
and was an honored member of the Society of Friends. It 
appears from the Pembroke F. R. that Pliebe, and ariother 
sister also, went to live with or near Joseph. Children : 

i. Phebe, b. — ; m. Daniel Smiley, whose daughter Rebecca Smiley is the 

well known Friends' minister. 
il. Rr.BECCA, b. — ; never married. , / 

iii. Mercy, b. — ; m. Henry Getchell. /. .■>:<, -■^^^.^■^Zli: J. x^- /j w> ^ 



Children b}- second wife : 

iv. Mary, b, — ; ra. Samuel Homans. 
V. Ann, b. — ; m. ist, James Keith ; 2d, Isaac Robinson, 
3S- vi. William, b. 6, 8, 1S02; d. — . 

vii. Da\'io, b. — ; m. Anna Robinson, sister of his sister Ann's husband. 
Ch. : Annie, who m. Joseph Brinton, lives in Pennsylvania. 


-■-'. Aktkcr,'"' {Arthur,^ A.riJmr,'' Arihur,^ Arthur^" 
Af/^iur,^) born on the old homestead at INIarshfickl, where 
»i: lived and was buried. He married Bsulah, dam of 


Capt. Wa'it Waclsworth, of Duxbury, b. 8, 6, 1762. Chil- 
dren : 

i. Soi'HRONiA, b. — ; m. Capt. William Weston. 
39. ii. Aethur, b. — ; d. i, 4, 1S16. Here ends the heretofore u:,broken line 
of seven generations of Arthurs. 

Marcla Thomas, the hislorian, writes the author as fol- 
lows : 

''The male descendants of Arthur now living are few; 
none are in Marshfield. The Howland estate, which hns 
been in the family since Arthur, Sr., is situated on the north 
side of South River. The easterly portion of it has not been 
alienated by the descendants. Sophronia, dau. of Arthur 
(29,) m. Capt. William Weston, and resided, after the de- 
cease of her father, on this section, where many if not all 
the Arthurs died.'' 

Some of the sons of Arthur (2) setded on the westerly part 
of the estate, on which there is an old house in good repair 
still standing, which Tvliss Marcia Thomas tliinks was occu- 
pied by Thomas (4.) Gershom Thomas purchased the west- 
erly section in 1699, and it passed successively into the pos- 
session of his son Zenas, his grandson Isaac, and g.^g. 
daughter Mary Ann Thomas, who owned it in 1869. On 
this^^section of the old homestead is the Howland family 
burial lot, and one condition of Mr. Thomas' purchase was 
that it should be kept sacred. It has never been molested. 
The Agricultural society, vvhose grounds adjoin it. Is very 
desirou's of possessing it, but the friends of the dead will 
not sell their resting place. 

23. Eden W.,^ {Prince,^ Rohcrf," Prince,^ Arthur ■■ 
Arthur,'') born in Duxbury, 14, 7, 1781 ; m. Ruby SImonds. 
Children : 

40. i. jESSi; S., b. II mo„ 1S09; d. 27, i, 1814. 
ii. Abigail, b. 14, 4, 1S13; d. 6, 5, 1S23. 
iii. Wait W., b. 2, 5, 1815; d. — . 


23. Peleg B-r {Prince,^ Rohcrf,^ Prince,^ Arthur,- 
Arthur,^) born in Duxbuiy, 16, 4, 1783; m. 15, 5, 1809, 
MchitabJe, dau. of Jonathan and Hannah Clark, of Abing- 
Uin, wlio was born 10, 7, 1792. Pcleg B. d. 28, 2, 1S48, in 
renibroke, where he had always lived. Mehitable m. for 
iicr second husband Jacob Foss, of Cornish, N. H., brother 
of the wife of her son Zenas C. Children : 

i. r>iKBE Louise, b, 22, 8, iSio; d. — ; ni. William A. Bickford, and set- 
tied in Memphis, Teiin. 
^t. ii. Zknas Clark, b. 12, 9, 1S12; m. Penninah Foss, of Cornish, N. IT. 
J2. iii. Pr.LKG B., b. 21, 5, 1S15; d. at Buenos Ayres, S. A., in 1844, 

iv. Mkhitablk C, b. 9, 4, 1817; m. Samuel Tilden, of Scituate, and lived 
in Auburn, They had several children. 
/',3. V. IIknky p., b. 13, 4, 1S20; d. g, 4, 1863; m. Elizabeth T. Brintnall. 

vi. AlMYRA R., b. II, 2, 1S23; d. nth mo., 1864; m. Reuben S. Wade, of 
44. '. ii. George W., b. 27, 3, 1826; m. Mary E. Harding, who d. 23, i, 18S0. 
They lived in Charlestown. 

24. MiciiAEL,^'* {Robert,^ Robert,'^ Prince,^ Arthur,^ 
Arl/mr,'^) born in Pembroke, 19, i, 1770 ; m. Abigail Blake. 
He was a physician, and resided in Maine near Portland. 
A vessel came into Portland with several cases of 3'ellov/ 
it'Ncr. Dr. Michael was called upon to attend them, caught 
Tnc fever and died. I lis. wife took it from him, and died 
from tlie effects of it also. Children : 

i. Akigail R., b. 4th ino., 1797; m. Joseph Dearl^orn. 
ii. Ruth C, b. 25, 12, 179S; m. Winslow Hall, and settled in Presque 
Isle, Aroostook co., Me. Hall was postmaster there at one time. 

35- / 

-M- Allen, ^ {Rohcri,'' Robert;' Prince,'' Arthur? Ar- 
''-'.tr.^) born in Pembroke, 12, 11, 1771 ; m. 25, 10, 1796, 

f-w «.-<iijo iv;n:on in tlic family ii'^t of Robert (24) is c:illcd Mic.nh. 



Sally Oldham, who was b. 29, 8, 177S, and d. 22, 3, 1S67. 
Allen lived in Pembroke, and died there 21, 7, 1853. He 
was by occupation a carpenter. Their first seven children 
were born in Pembroke. Children : 

)". Jaiuus, b. II, II, 1794; d. 30, 10, 1799. 
45- ii. Allen, b. 14, 10, 1799: d. 15, 9, 1S74. 
46. iii. Michael, b. 31, 12, iSoo; d. 18, i, JS83. 

iv, Maiiala, b. 3, 5, 1803, d. — ; m. 28, 10, 183?, Ambrose Parris, of Pem- 
broke, b. 6, 6, 1795. d, 24, 3, 1877. 
V. Lucy O., b. 6, 5, 1805; d, — ; m. ist, Nathan Stevens, of Hanson, :o, 

8, 1827, and m. 2d, Jared Sliurtliff, who lived in Somerset. 
vi. Caxdace, b. 14, 9, 1807; d. 22, 4, 1826, unmarried. 
vii. Sally O., b. 8, 5, 1809; d. 20, 10, 1836; m. 6, if, 1829, Amasa Edsoii, 
of North Bridgewatcr (now Brockton.) 
. 47. viii. David O., b. 8, 11, iSii. 

ix. HlR.".M, b. 17, 3, 1814; d. 28, 4, 1834, unmarried. 
X. Urania B., b. 18, 13, 1817; d. — ; m. 2, 12, 1837, J''-'^'" l"<->ld<Ji', 01^ 

Duxbury. Had son John F. 
xi. Rebecca C, b. 27, i, 1S20; d. 14, 8, 1S34. 

24. Luther,^ (^Rohcrt^^ Rohcrt^'^ Friucc^ Arthur { y\r- 
thur,^) born in Pembroke, 30, 3, 1774 ; m. Hannah Oldham, 
sister of his brother Allen's wife, b. 25, 2, 1780. Luther 
w^as a housebuilder. He lived and died in Pembroke 
Children : 

48. i. LuTiiEK, b. I, 10, 1 79S, in Pembroke; m. ist, Peggy Bcundy; m. .''::, 

Lucy Ramsdell. Children: Lucy, Albert, Freeman, and James II. 

Luther lived in Hanson, where he died, 
ii. Hannah O., b. 2, 6, iSoi ; m. isl, Nathaniel Jennings; m. 2d, William 

iii. DEBOR.AH, b. 9, 8, 1S04; d. — ; m. David H. Foster. 
iv. Sarah C, b. 12,4, 1807; d. — ; m. Simeon Chandler, of Pembroke. 

Had a daughter Louisa J. who m, Seth IJncoln Jones. 
V. Mehitaule N., b. 14, 6, 1810; d. J, 11, 1S60; n'. Peleg IIov land, Jr., 

descendant of Henry (85.) 

49. vi. J.^MES n., b. 29, 9, 1812; d. 12, 10, 1S12. 

50. vii. EUENEZER B., b. 30, I, 1S15; d. — ; m. E.Npcrienct fiandall. 

51. viii. Jairus, b. 12, i, 1817; d. — . 



24. Robert,'^ {J\o/hv/,^ Robcrl,'' Prince,^ Arthur? Ar- 
thur^'') born ill Pembroke, 9, 12, 1791 ; m. 21, 12, 1814, 
Marv Jjovlston, of Pembroke, where they lived. IMaiy d. 
10, 3, 1861. lie was a man high!}' esteemed in his native 
Knvn, and enjoyed the confidence of his fellow citizens. He 
liiught the public school for a number of years, and was for 
a long time a member of the school committee of the town. 
He learned tlVe trade of house carpenter, and worked at it 
C(jnsiderably. Children : 

52. i. IvOKKRT, b. 9, 9, 1S15. 

ii. Mary B.. b. 18, 8, 1817; d. 15, 7, 1S69; m. James Totnian, of East 
W'eyniouth, 3, rz, 1845, who died 14, 2, 1877. Mary uah born in 
Pembroke. Tliey were married in Hanson and went to live in East 
Weymouth, where he was a farmer, and liere they died. They had 
three children ; Margaret, Lavinia, and James Alfred. Lavinia was 
m. in ]''ro\'idence, R. I., il, 5, i8Sr, to John Redfearn, an apothecary, 
who has since been in business in Fall River. James Alfred is a cutter 
by trade, and resides in West Hinghnm, Mass. He married Betsey 
Ellen Campbell, ]'"eb. 13, 1S75, in Rochester, Mass. They liave one 
child. Bertha Florence. 

iii. Margaret, b. 6, i, 1820; d. 6, 6, 183S. 

iv. Statira, b. 6, 8, 1821; d. 5, 10, 1825. 

V. Celia J., b. II, 10, 1829; d. 26, 4, 1835. 

vi. Ceua Statira, b. 15, 4, 1836; m. 7, 3, 1S55, Lucius Leach, of North 
Bridgewater (now Brockton,) and settled there. 

26. William,"' {Joseph,^ William,^ WilUam,^ Thomas,^ 
ArtJiur^ Arthur}) born at Vassalborough, Me., 6, 8, 1802 ; 
J11- 28, 10, 1830, Mary C, dau. of John and Frances Wins- 
'"W ; he d. 11, 5, 1833. He was a man much esteemed 
-nd loved by all who knew him. With delicate health and 
"•^u^.il advantages, he yet obtained what for those days was 
- MiDcrior education, and had his life been spared il would 
•xve doubtless been a useful one; but he was called from 
''i'.s to a life beyond before he had reached liis 31st year. 
'»«-• did not live to see his second child, v>ho was born at 


John Vv'inslow's, her maternal grandfather's, and was named 
for her grandmother. William came very near havinr/- no 
child to perpetuate the name of Ilowland. Children : 

53. i. Wtijiam IlrNRV, b. 5, S, 1S31; d. — . 

ii. FRA^•CES WixsLOW, b. 23, 8, 1833, at Albion, Mc. Slie has passed 
much of her time in her brother's family. In 1SS4 her hcir.e v,ai 
with her mother, at Cornwall-cm-the-Hudson, Orange co., N. Y. 

29. Arthur,'' {Art/rnr,^ Arthur,^ ArthnrJ^ Arthur,^ 
Arthur?' Arthur ^""^ born in INIarshfield ; m. Sarah Porter, 
and had a dau. Sarah Porter, who married R. H. Morehead. 
Arthur lived in Marshfield, v.'here he died i, 4, t8i6. He, 
his father, grandfather, and Aunt Jane, are buried in JMarsli- 
field, one half mile northwest from the " South meetinrr- 
house," on land of Isaac Thomas, in an inclosure known as 
the Howland burial-lot. These four are all llie Howiand? 
who have gravestones in Marshfield. The Friends, who 
most of the Arthur family ^^'ere, did not have headstones til/ 
a late da}"-. In this burying-place rest man}'- of Arthur's 
(i) descendants; and this Arthur (39) is tire seventh rren- 
eration of Arthurs that lie here. With the death of this 
Arthur (39) the name of Howland became extinct in Marsli- 


32. Zenas C.,'' {Pclcg B.,^ Prince,^ Robert,'^ Prince,^ 
Arthur ^^ Arthur,^) born in Pembroke, Mass., 12, 9, 1S12; 
m. 10, I, 1839, r*enninah Foss, of Cornish, N. H. Chil- 
dren : 

i. Pelfg F., b. 4, II, iSj9; d. 10, 11, 1S45. 

54. ii. Jacdb J., b. -28, 2, 1S42; m. 23, 5, 1S73, Ann Marshall, of Boston, and 

resided in Pembroke in 18S4. 

55. iii. Zexas C, b. 22, 2, 1S44; m. 25, i, 1S66, OJivc J. Sa\cry, cf Sunnpec, 

N. H., and resided in Newport, X. U., in 1884. 
iv. Penninaii F., b. 28, II, 1845 '1 '^- -7» '2, i8.'i6. 


56. V. CiiAKLKS W., b. 20, 7, 1S4S; d. — ; m. 7, 10, iSSo, Mariha ^filchel!, of 

vi. Pknninah ¥., 1). 9, 2, 1S49; d. 5. 3, i860. 

57. vii. Louis R., b. 14, 11, 1851 ; m. iSy^^, Sarah K. Piov.ty, of Cohasrel. 

58. viii. Walter F.. b. 11, 10, 185-;;; d. — . 

ix. I.i] i.Y Bp;i.i,, b. — ; d. — . 

32. Henry P.,'' {Pdcg B.,^ Prince,^ Robert,'^ Prince,^ 
Arthur,^ Arfhicr,^) born 13, 4, 1820; m. 27, 5, 1846, Eliza- 
both T. Brintnall, who was born 28, 3, 1S21. Children : 

59. i. IIexkv, b. 21, 5, 1S47; ^- 2d mo., 1877; la. Sth mo., 1869, Martha C. 

Miller. Had one child, Henry F. 
(<c. ii. ReuijiuX W., b. 25, 12, iS.^S; d. 18, 3, 1S66. 

iii. EuzA T., b. 2, 5, rS;,i ; d. i, 4, 1853. 
61. iv. Vv'ii.iJAM ]'>., b. S, 3, 1854. 

C2. V. D. W., b. 10, S, 1856. He has been actively ergaged in mercantile 
piu'siiiis for many years, spending much time in Calcutta, and was at 
one time in Liverpool. 
vi. A. Loribi;, b. 5, 10. 1S63. 


32. George W. ,"' {Pclcg B. ,^ Prmcc,^ Robert,'' Prince'^ 
Arthur,^ Arthur,^) born 27, 3, 1826; m. Mary E. Ilard- 
tfig. ol Clinrlestown. He has resided Tor a number of years 
m Boston, where he is at present engaged as a mannfac- 
turer of and dealer in base ball, gymnasium and sporting 
goods. Children : 

i. Mary E., b. 10, 12, 1S51. 

>i. Alick W., b. 5, 9, 1854. 
t'3- iii. Ckorgf. E., b. 5, 9, 1856. 
^M- iv. F1LV.NK n., b. 10, 7, 1S63, 

.^5- Am.fa','' {Ar.di,^ Robert-' Robert,^ Prinee,'' Ar- 
f nr,^ Art/iiiry^) born in Pembroke, 14, 10, 1790; m. 21, 3, 
-''•7. RuUi A. Elhs, of Plympton, born 5, 11, 1804. They 



lived in Plymplon till 1S29, when he purchased the farm </■ 
his father in Pembroke and moved there, where he hvi-- 
until his death, 74, 9, 1874. He was a millwright, and .. 
man hio-hly respected. His widow is spending her last day^ 
with, her son Samuel A., who lives in New Bedford. CWA- 
dren : 

65. i. Samuel A., b. 2, 3, 1828. 

66. ii. Caleb E., b. 27, 7, 1S32; m. 30, 10, i?66, Helen, dau. of Henry an i 

Susan Baker, of Providence, R. I. Caleb E. was a moulder by trarl: 
but in 18S4 was in the furniture business on Westminster street, Trov- 
idence, R. I. 


35. Michael,^ (A/lc/^..^ Robert,^ Robert," Prince,^ Ar- 
tJmr? Arthur,''^ born in Pembroke, 31, 12, iSoo : m. 28, i ' . 
1828, Eliza, dau. of Andrew and Elizabeth Bartlett, of 
Plymouth, born 8, 7, 1802, d. 14, 3, 1875. Michael livc(: 
in Pembroke, where he died 18, i, 1883. He VN^as born tbo 
last hour of the day, on the last day of the month, on the 
last month of the year, the last year of the century. Hi.- 
occupation was cabinet-maker. Child : 

67. i. Andrew B., b. 25, 3, 1S38, at Bembroke. 

■ 35. David O.,^ {Allen, ^ Robert-' Robert ." Prince,^ Ar- 
ihur^ Arthur,''') born in Pembroke, 8, ii, 181 1 ; m. ist, 21. 
8, 1838, Mary H. Ford, of Pembroke, who died 6, 9, 184S : 
m. 2d, Mrs. INIartha Mason, in 1849. His occupation was 
a housebuilder. Children by hrst v.'ife : 

68. i. Hiram, b. 5, 4, 1840; d. 6, 10, 1S41. 

69. ii. Henry, b. 19, 10, 1841 ; d. 27, 10, 1S41. 

70. ili. Augustus ^Y., b. 27, 9, 18^2. 

71. iv. David A., b. 22, 9, 1S45; d. 25, 2, 1S61. 

V. Mary, b. 3, 9, 1S4S; d. 3, 9, 1S4S. 










-5. Jairus,- {Lnthcr,^ Robert,^ Robert,'^ Prince,^ Ar- 
thur,- Arthur,^) born in Pembroke, 12, i, 1S17 ; d. 19, 11, 
i^So; rn. 13, 10, 1839, l^'^borah L., dau. of Job P'^ish. 


i. I^i.LEN A., b. 24, 5, 1848; 111. isl, 10, 12, 1867, Charles E. Stevens. 
Children: I, Flora A., b. 15, 3, iS68; 2, Charles E. ; 3, Ellen A. 
She m. 2d, 7, 2, 1873, John Fm/.er, of Boston. She died 14, 4, 1S73 
No children by last marriage. 
72. ii. William S., b. 3, 12, 1852. 

37. RoBEFsT,' {Robert,'' Robert/' Robert,^ Prince,^ Ar- 
.••'.v/-,- yirt/mr,^) born in Pembroke, 9, 9, 1S15 ; m. 4, 9, 
rS.}5, Melinda Briggs, of Taunton, and settled in Bridge- 
v..iu-r. Melinda died 28, 4, 1883. Children: 

73 i. Charlks Edgar, b. 27, 11, 1S46; d. 15, 9, 1847. 
ii. Amelia Briggs, b. 22, 7, 1847 ; d. 9, 5, 1850. 

iii. Sarah Frances, b. i, 7, 1848; d. 8, 2, 1872; m. 25, 5, 1K70, Darius 
Iladley, who was sub-master in one of the public sciiools ot liuslon. 
Had Everett E. Ii. 
iv. Amelia Deaxe, b. 17, 11, 1857; m. Herbert Wadsworlh, of Duxbury, 
and settled in Bridjrewater, 

X-^. William Henry,^ {William,'' Joseph/' Wi/Iicnn,'^ 
'i''t>7i<i}ft,'^ Thomas,^ Arthur;- Arthur,^) born 5, 8, 1831, at 
^'.vssalborough, Me. ; m. 7, 10, 1855, Annie Ilowland Cole. 
5je inherited from his father a thirst for knowledge, and was 
" ■'-•-■<! in his youth for his remarkable intellectual attainments 
■•^'«--r adverse circumstances. At the age of i6 he went to 
■ -c Friends' school at Providence, R. L, remaining there 
'^<* years, after which he alternately taught country district 
*-'-'M.'ls, and attended school at Oak Grove Seminary, Vas- 
••..k»r(»ugh, iNle., until the Autumn of 1054, when he took 
-argc 01 tlie Nev/ York Yearly INIeedng Boarding Scliool 
•- Aim; Partners, Dutchess co., N. Y. He retained his po- 


silioi? as principal at the Nine Partners school until iSGi. 
when, his health failing, he engaged in business in Ulsk-: 
CO., and afterwards, in 1S65, in Poughkeejisie, N. \. Late: 
he received a fail, from the etfects of which he never rcc>:v- 
ered, dying in Poughkeepsie 8, 10, i860. He was a iirn.- 
scholar, and had an excellent faculty for imparting instruc- 
tion. He was also considered a good manager and an ex- 
cellent disciplinarian. He was a consistent, upright, active 
member of the Society of Friends throughout his life, and 
died as he had lived, in the triumphs of the Christian faitli. 
Annie Howland Cole was born 12, 1, 1833, in Hallowell, 
Me. Her paternal g. f. was Isaac Cole, b. 13, 11, 1776 •. 
d. 22, 4, T807. He m. 23, 6, 1802, Anna, dau. of Willian. 
and Dorothy Howland, who was b. 17, 12, 1781, and d. 18, 
12, J814. Isaac and Anna had children: i, Joseph How- 
land, b. 10, 9, 1803, d. 3d mo., 1875, !"• .Stl' ™o., 1832. 
Fann}^ Robertson, who died in 1S73, having no childrevi •■ 
2, Henry Getchel, b. 5, 7, 1806, d. 23, 5, 1870, rn. 2t, 3. 
1832, Esther Pope, who was living with her dan., Dr. Ann;'> 
C. Howland, in 1885. Henry G. and Esther had children : 

1, Annie Howland, b. 12, i, 1S33, the subject of this sketch : 

2, Sarah Almira, b. 23, 10, 1838, d. 8th mo., 1869, in Red- 
wood, Cal. ; 3, Mary Frances, b. 8, 6, 1841, d. 28, 12, 1S72 
Annie Cole Howland's maternal g. f. was Elijah Pope, b. ai 
Windham, Me., 1787; d. 21, 8, 1868. He m. about iSio 
Hannah, dau. of Jacob Taber, of Vassalborough, Me., h- 
8th mo., 1792 : d. 16, 3, 1879; ^^^-^ ^' Sarah Taber, b. 31- 

3, 1812, d. 2 mo., 1871, and 2, Esther, b. 4, 3, 1814. 
Annie Howland Cole was educated at Oak Grove Semi- 
nary, Vassalborough, Me., and at Friends' school. Provi- 
dence, R. I. At the latter place she met for the first tin-' 
her future husband, to whom she was m. 7, 10, 1855. Afu:' 
her marriage she taught one year in the same school (•'' 
Vvinch her husband was princijjal. She was left at tiie deati^ 
of her husband as the sole means of support for herself anii 
five children, the eldest of whom was but twelve years 0'. 
age. Before this event the provident and far-seeing mother 

ARTHUR Holland's descendants. 57 

"■:in to ^'udy medicine, for which slie. had alvva_ys a fond- 

■ ..:.. ::nd jn-adnatcd at the New York Medical College for 
.'"><, nu-n, ^^d nio., 1868. After her husband's death she did 

;;..i few women could have done, — in debt, alone with five 
-rl'plcs.s children, — built up a practice, though as a Vv'ornan 
;>e had to stem the current of prejudice and overcome many 
'U«n' ^bslr.cles. She has kept up that dearest of all places 

■ a family', home, and fm-nished her children with, fine 
■ .'ucation. She is held in high esteem by the medical 
♦Ti'fosion, is a member of the State Homosopathic INIedical 
5^ v'ioiv, and above all is regarded by all who know her as 

:>;>bli.', courageous woman, who has endured, suffered, 
..rid and triumphed in a good work. 

or ihe children of William and Annie, Edward Cole was 

■'.iiiited at the Poughkeepsie high school and at Cornell 

:>ivi-isily. Ithaca, N. Y., from which college he graduated 

in :''579. lie is now doing editorial duty on the Philadelphia 

5*ffss, Henry Cole is a junior of the class of '86 of Cornell 

:'^\y\:riA'.y. Both belong to the Alpha Delta Phi Fraternity, 

O.T:)ell Chapter. Katharine Flint graduated at Pough- 

Icepsie Female Academy, and has received a special edu- 

^'.j;'n in music and French. Anna Inman is being prepared 

•• "i-io .same academy for Vassar College. 


'.i i. 1>)\VARU Cole, b. 27, 2, 1857, at Washington, Dutchess co., N. Y. 

ii. M\KY Esther, b. 11, 9, 1S58, at Washington, N. Y. ; d. i, 3, 1S72. 

iii. K.VTHARiNE Flint, b. 24, 6, 1S60, at Washington, N. Y. 

iv. Savlah Fr^vnces, b. 29, 3, 1862, at Highland, Ulster co., N. Y. ; d. 20, 
.^ 1S62. 
:. V. WiLLLVM JosLi'ii, b. 13, 12, 1863, at Highland, N. Y.; d. 28, 4, 1S64. 
:'-• ■»!. Hl.nry Cole, h. 17, 5, 1S65, at roughkeepsie, N. Y. 

viL Anna Inman, b. 31, 7, 186S, at roughkeepsie, N. Y. 

, - •■ • 'amuiil A.,« (A/lrn,' Allcn,^ Robert;' Robert,'' 

^^"'^Cf,^ Arthur,^ Arthur}) born 2, 3, 1828, in Plympton ; m. 

'•31. 1^50, Sarah L. Smith, of Rockport. , At the age of r, 



he learned the trade of ironmonger. From 1851 to 18?? }, 
lived in Lawrence, then resided a year i;i Wilmington. .\ 
C, returning to Lawrence in 1856. In 1862 he removcc; • 
Providence, R. L, where he was emplo^'ed in making lio,;. 
ordnance for the U. S. government. In 1866 he took chr:,;, 
of tlie foundry at the R. I. Locomotive Works in tliat ct,' 
In iSSi he took the management of the New Bedford ];. 
Foundr}'^ at New Bedford, where he was in 18S4. Childi > : 

■ 77. i. John Allan, b. 28, 6, 1S52; m. 7, 10, 1S74, Louisa L. Jone?, of }( 
broke, and has three children. 
ii. Lamika Allan, b. 23, 9, 1855, in Lawrence; m. 31, 10, iSSi, }■■>]•, : 
Goodwin, of Montpelier, Vt. ; has one child, Carl Warren, b. 2<). i . 
18S2, and lives in Providence, R. L 
iii. A son, b. 31, 5, 1857; d. i, 6, 1857. 
78. iv. Ellis L., b. 24, 5, 186S, in Providence, R. L Was in the Nev; lie If t 
high school in 1SS5, and was an officer in the High vSchool Caott^. 


46. Andrew B.,^ {JSnchacW^ All en, ^ Robert,^ Robcr!.' 
Prince,^ Aj'ihur^ AriJmr^^ born in Pembroke, 25, 3, 183c-; 
m. 18, II, 1861, Emily Ann, dau. of James B. and Eliza- 
beth Hill, of Neponset. Mr. Rowland left home at the -v^:- 
of 15, studied civil engineering at Boston, and was on duU 
in the civil engineer department of Brooklyn navy yard dur- 
ing the war. From here he labored in his profession in tii> 
oil regions of Pennsylvania till 1870, when he engaged v-'- 
the construction of pipe lines for transporting oil till 1877 
vSince the latter period he has been connected with and n.- 
terested in the Enterprise Transit Co., owners of pipe Inv..-^ 
with headquarters at Titusville, Pa., where Mr. Ilowlari';' 
resides. Children : 

79. i. Frank Parrl=;, b. 2, 2, 1S64; d. ?.2, 6, 1864. 

80. ii. Hakry Allen, b, 30, 5, 1869. 
Si. iii. Furu Bartlett, b. 23, 6, 1873. 



^7. Al-gustus W.,« {David 6>. J AHc}/,^ Robert,^ Rob- 
/.< Prince,^ Arthur^ Ari/iur,^) b. 27, 9, 1842 ; m. 20, 11, 
>;o, Abbie J. Estes. Lived in 1884 '^"^ Bryantville. Child : 

i. MAnvO., b. 16, 6, 1 87 7. 

51. WiLLARD S.,^ {j'ajrusj LtUhcr^^ Robert,^ Roberi^^ 
Piincc? Arthur^ Arf/nir,^) born 3, 12, 1852, in Pembroke ; 
ni. 2^. S, 1S74, Lottie A. S. Bariy, of Boston. He received 
A complete school education, and early chose law as his 
•^rflcssion. After a thorough course of study he was ad- 

:IU'(1 to the bar in November, 1878, and is now practising 
■; lio.ston. with office at 23 Court st. By push and upright- 
:u ^s he is succeedinjr well. Children ; 

^■2. I. Fked C, b. 4, 10, 1S76. 
i;. Lizzie A., b. 16, 10, 18S0. 
iii. Ai.BEKTA, b. 5, 10, 1SS3. 


^5- John Aeean," {Sa mud A., ^ Allen;' Allen; Robert; 

t'-ln-t; Prince; Arthur; AriJmr;) born 28, 6, 1852, in 

'.^'Arence; m. 7, 10, 1874, Louisa L., dau. of Seth L. and 

•-''.nsa J. Jones, of Pembroke. He was educated in the 

' • 'i-'C scliools of Boston, Lawrence, and Providence, R. L, 

(K'«'tiuating at Bridgham grammar school, in the last city, 

'"• "JC age of 16, when he entered the employ of Henr}'- 

y-v\\ organ manufacturer, Providence, R. L, where he 

-s «n 1884. ^^i'- Howland's mother was dau. of Simeon 

'■> ^^arah C. (Howland) Chandler. Mrs. Chandler Avas a 

>•• f'i Lutlu-r (36.) Mrs. Seth L. Jones writes me that 

*■ <iau. Louisa liad at her birth five grandfathers and six 

• '-sndinothers, namely, her mother's g. f. and g. m. Clian-- 


dle.r, g. f. and g. m. Ilowland, and f. and m. ; her fatlic: 
g. in. Jones, g. f. and g. m. Jossel}^!, and f. and m. 
remarkable instance. Children : 

S3, i. Herbert I.eighton, b. 5, 9, 1875, i" Prcvitkiice, R, I. 
84. ii. P'rank Lincoln, h. 20, 7, 1877, in Pembroke. 

iii. Edith Blagge, b. 14, 12, 1SS2, in rro\-idcnce, R. I. 

.The foregoing records incUide most of the descendants •■ 
the original Arthur through the male line. It will be ol 
served that their numbers are much less numerous than thG> 
of the other brothers, but what ma}' be the result a centur 
hence some other genealogist may demonstrate to the How 
lands of that da}'. 

If anything further regarding this famil}' is procured ; 
time, it will be found in the Appendix. 

Section Third. 

hi:nry howland and ins descendants. 

TliC 3-oiinge,st (at least the last mentioned in the will of 
Humphrey) of the Rowlands who have been heretofore rc- 
TuTcd to as arriving at PlymoiUh probably before 1625. was 
without doubt H^nry. It is on record that he was a brother 
^^r Arthur, and the}^ all doubtless held the same family rela- 
•:on?h:p to each other. vSomc of tlie colonists ma}' have 
jf-H:hed greater distinction in civil aiTair«, but none have a 
lictior record for integrity, thrift, upnghtr.esy, arid unmixed 
f.-iih in the Divine One, fiian Ilenr;/ Howl and. It Is clear 
t.Mt these virtues did not die Vv'ith him, but pern.eated the 
lives of man}^ of his children, and his children's children, 
unlo the ninth generation. As we read of his vicissitudes, 
discouragements, perseverance, endurance, courage and 
victories, let us, like our honored ancestor, 

li: the -.vorld's broad field of ba'lle, 

In the bivouac of life, 
}>.? not like dumb, diiven cattle ! 

But be heroes in the strife. 

Search has been made in vran for his name on records of 
departures from England and arrivals in this country. The 
>-'5?t mention made of him in New England is that in the 
i^H'tiiicnt of cattle to the diflerent f;miilies in Plymouth in 
5<>-4, lie appeals as the owner of the '< black cow."* On 
■-:"• f:r.>t page of vol. i of th.e court records of N'^w Plymouth, 
:■ r.und in a -in of treemcn, under date of 1633, the name 

« trrm> ITon. John A. Ilowland, of Provi.jcace, R. I., late of u;c Rl.'iJe Iiland 

02 thp: howlands of amei^ 

of *'llenery K owl and.'"' On the 25tli of I^" .-f th^ 

same year he is taxed " s.c^ for the publike vse, .... 
rated in come at vi s p bushell." His tlivift is shown in llic 
fact that on the 27th of March, 1634, he is on the tav li^t 

for 18s. 

lie appears in Duxbury among its earliest settlers, some 
of tlie first iijJiabitants of Ply mouth locating themselves there 
across the harbor, on the north side of the bay. Here lie is 
referred to as living '' by the bay side, near Love Brew- 
sterV," and the record reads that he was "one of the sub- 
stantial landholders and freemen." 

The old records of Plymouth colony say that -' Att a 
Courte held y*^ 5 of Jan., An" 1635," Henry Hov land was 
chosen " cunstable for Duxberry." 

"At a Gcnall Meeting the xx'" of March 1636-7/^ to ap- 
point committees to assign the " Hey Grounds of Duchsbury. 
M-^ Edvv-ard Wlnslov/ 1 were appoyntcd to viev,' the hey 
Henry Hov/land grounds from the riuer bt^yonrl 

The m.essenger f' Phillip Delanoys to the SovAh 
Phillip Delanoy J Riuer." 
In 1640 he purchased live acres of upland and one acre 
of marsh meadow in Duxbury, tlie price which he paid be- 
ing " Twelve bushells of Indian Corne." For several year-. 
lie was surveyor of higlnvays in the town. In 1643 he was 
on a list of freemen of Duxbury, and of men able to bcr.r 
arms. He served on the " Grand Inquest" (grand jury) in 
1636, '373 '39» '4O' '49' '5I' '52, '53' 'S^' 

*The law of 1636 required ever>- fret'nan to take the Wlowing oath: 

" Vou shall be truly loynll to our soverlgn Ixsrd King Charles his helves and surces<;ors (th= state 
and governroein of Ei>cland as it now stands.) You shall not speake or do., devise or advise any 
thing or things act or acts directly or imlirectly by land or water that doth shall or may tend to the 
destruction or overthrow of this present plantacons Colonies or Cotpuracon of New riymo.uh 
Xcithcr ^hall yuu suffer the same to be spoken or done but shall hinder oppose and disco-, .r the -am- 
to l!k- Cover-<-r and Asslelants of the said Colony for the time being or some one of ihcni.^ \ou 
shal' faithfully subrail unto such good and wholesonio las^s and ordnances as either a.e or! be 
made f-,r the ^.rrl-^nng and covernnient of the same and »hall cnde.-vor ti adv.ance the frowtn .-...-! 
Kood c.f the r-evoia! plantations within the limits of the Corv-oracor. by all due m-Mus ^.n(: courfc 
All which you iiromise and swearc by the name of the grea^ God of heaven and earth si.npiy truly 
and faithfully to pforme as you hope for help from God who is the God of truth and p.-niihcr rt 


ilc e\'identl3' placed on the nexl grand inry, for Ins 
n.t:.u: appears in 1657, June 3d, on a list of tiicst^ who re- 
iV,>»:d " to seiue on tlie Grand Enqncst." Tiie ap[)arent 
rtrasou for tills is that he had joined the Friends' sect, wiiich 
v*.is iust be^'innino; to spread in America, and the duties were 
*wth that he could not conscientiously perform them. 

The Friends had adopted as the guide of their purposes 
ijiul the polar star of their lives, a religious faith which liad 
At h< foundation the pure word of the Almight}' Fatlier, 
,-iihI with the strictest conscientiousness the}^ courageously 
t;irricd out its precepts, as we have said before, against the 
fjcrcesl opposition and hardest warfare ever waged against 
2ny j'O-claimcd religious belief in this country, where licen- 
iiotjs free-lovers and adulterous Mormons have since wal- 
it>\V;.-d in their pools of filth without molestation. They 
|\'c>>ed through the furnace of affliction, and were } et sur- 
luundcd by great tribulation when they stepped out into the 
j^rcat future, but their descendants lived to see peace and 
p'>..d will to smile upon their principles so fondh'^ cherished. 
Hiry suilered much in both colonies, but Cotton says th.a'i. 
though their persecutions were equally great here, yet they 
v-eri; never subjected to those cruel and sanguinary laves 
^vhic!) the other colonies enacted. The law against heretics 
tn general was first enforced against them, and then special 
h^\^ wtTC enacted against them. A fine of £5 or a whip- 
r*'H> ^'^'"^ the penalty for entertaining them, and for attend- 
Hig their meetings one was liable to a fine of £2. At this 
t's'JU^ the laws against the people of this society were being 
taiorccd, and llenr}' being one of them, he could not con- 
•cu'Jitiously sit on the jury before wdiich his own brother 
Art);ur, who had joined the societ}^ his brethren in the faith, 
^k'Sii iiinisclf, were liable to be brought as transiiressors of 
'^^ '-"!\!! laws of the colony, which were as inflexible and 
'-- -5er;ible as tliose of the Medes and Persians.* 

*»*• L"*^ '" "*''*''"^ found in the Old Colony records that Arthur had uiiitcd ^ith the Friends, is. 
^^ J. '7 *''■*.'"'"' '" '^* r<--port of til': grand jury to the " Gcncrall Couri holdeu alt ^Jcw Plyn. the 
».'^l. «<,j.; Etfjre WiUam Bradford, gent, Gou." It reads as fviiows: 


It may be of interest to the rei'der, as it lias to thr writtri, 
to peruse the entries in tlie PU'moutli Colony recoixls in rs - 
hition to the part in which Ilenr}^ acted as victim in these 
persecutions. For this reason they are given here us V.w: 
appear there. 

On the 3d of June, 1657, Ralpli Allen, o/., of vSandwiclt,* 
was drawn, but refused to serve on the grand jur^', and nt 
the very next session of the court, October 6t]i, lie \\<i- 
brought before the ]\ny for entertniniiig Quakers, fii^nd anci 
imprisoned ; and before man}- weeks Henry Iluwlcind, his 
brother Arthur, and his son Zoeth met the same fate. I-Ienr\ 
entertained Nicholas Upsall, wlio was an earnest and corir;; 
geous defender of the tenets of the sect, whom AVhiltier iin 
mortalizes in verse, and who visited this section in 16".;. 
Public proclamation was made that lor ever}^ hour Niclinlas 
Upsall was entertained " a severe line was to be exacted" 
from his host. 

At the court of October, 1657, Ilenr}' " was smnmonsL-il 
to appeer at the next INIarch Court to arisware for iirLcrtairi- 
ing Q\iakers meetings in his house.'' He appeared at t.;ir 
court referred to, and was lined lOs. 

The Rowland family was well represenied in the dock o\ 
the court of March ist, 1659, as follows: "Jolin Smiil: 
Juni^f of Plymouth, and Deborah, his wile, (roodwitv 
Rowland wife of Renery Rov.dand, T^ovXh Rov.dand [87] 
and his wife, Arthur Rowland [1] and his wife of T>Iarsh- 
field, hauing bene p'scnlcd for frequcnily absenlini'- tliem- 
selues from publicke worship of God, were sentanc-id bv 
the court each ten shillings to the coUonies vse." 

At the court of 1659, Oct. 6th, "William Newlandi and 
Renr}^ Rowland appeared, being summoned, and were coii- 

'•\\'c rurthc; jisont Arthur Hovvland of the towne of Mar^^hfeild for not frcquciui:-:^' !';•; puMicl.' 
a?sei'.il)lys r>-< tlie LoiJ ciaies." 

The cor.ii rsfened this to " conff-itrxe ami fiirthfr p.diuoiiishcO. to !.'.lK-re to v/.-'llc inof'jrs'euly," 
'oiu the ad. ice Wis not heeded. 

* Ralph's _^randda-.iKhter Rose married Henry Howlap.d's ijrandso'i N:'.rhaiiie.I ''■i!.) 

fMarriud Deborali, daughter of Arthur Howland (i.) 

JFrob.tbly the brother of Henry's wife. 


victed b}' law and scntanccd b}' the coiut to bee dipfran- 
chised of theire Ireedome of this corporation . . . for 
tjicire being abettors and entertainers of Qj^iakers," * May 
ir-A p.nd October 2d, 1660, Henry was fined for " p'nnittlng 
a cnakcrs raeetinij in his house twise .... and for 
cnlertainhicT a forraigne Qiiaker contrary to order of the 
court." Once, when refusing to pay his fine, his house and 
hinds were seized b}' the marsliahf 

There is a. remarkable coincidence of history in the fact 
that Vv-hile llenr}^ of New England was passing through 
t'nesc fiery trials, there was a Henry in old England under- 
going similar ones. It appears that in 1662 a *' Henry 
Howlandl of Tewksbury, in Glocestershire, for refusing 
to bear Arms, or to pay toward the Charge of the Maietia 
had a Horse taken from him worth 4 1. 8 s. The Person 
who took the Horse acknowledging that he did it against 
Ills Conscience, Henry Howland told him, he rniglit then 
expect some judgment would follow ; and it was observed, 
that tlie said Person, having ordered his Son to sell the 
Horse, as he was riding, the Plorse ran violently with him 
against the Arm of a Ti'ee, so that he died of the Blow im- 
mediately. " In November, 1665, the same Henry had 
" three Cows and one Steer taken from him for permitting 
religious Meetings at his House." 

Tin-ough all this persecution and suifering Henry and his 
*■ .^oodwife" clung to the cause they had espoused, and died 
iiii ti'.ey had lived during the sunset hours of life, triumphant 
in the faith. 

* "' »?r<Ars that an order hau been passed that " Freemen of the corporation, as Quakers or such 
•" »•?« rnjcifeit encorragers of such and soc Judged by the Court, or ^uch as shall contemptuously 
K**i.t ij the lawes thcrof, or such as are judged by the Court grosly Scandnlousc; as \y-TS, drunk- 
*''», «»<;rx,&c., they shall lose theire frecdome of ihis corporation." 
' »«t,c i Sufferings of the Quakers, vol. 2, p. 159. 

■\' i'-n ditc a pait of the duties of the marshal or constable was to " see that the high wais for 

'*'*•-'• *■ Vt.'kit btc made & ken', in coipvcnient repaire; to v.ainc the Townsmen whereof ih^y 

*"^ •'* Ttpe f^ijeiher; t,> appn^hend any pson or psons commonly called Qual;crSj or other su!;li 

*^ * "4* '■'^iy, v.ho come iulo any town oi the GcMernment, and upon examina'.iun soe appcirii;.^, 

«t "'-%..'. iicfaip then-, or cau=e th.em to bee whipt, with rodds soe it exceed not f.ficen stripes, and to 

«(*«'♦ »is!i/w the in a passe to depart the Gouernment." 

' '■'''^■'^ ^--ttflcritigs of tlie Quakeis, vol. i, p. 116, 

1 - - 


Toward the latter part of his h'fe he beciirae a ]?.r<-{- .-. . 
sessor of real estate. In 1652 he was associated v.JU^ o!-: ■ , 
in a large tract of land in Dartmoutli. On the 2d of An.-;], 
1^59' together with twenty-six others, he bought of V.'a:ri- 
siitta and Pattapanum what was then called A.ssonet nnrl ;. 
now Freetown. The}' gave 20 coats, 2 rugs, 2 ii'on pot;, 
kettles and one little kettle, 8 pairs shoes, 6 pairs stockirj;j;^ 
I dozen hats, 2 dozen hatchets, and 2 j-ards broadclr'.h. 
At the division, in 1660, of "ye ffreeiaan's land att Tr-unt-,- 
River," which was this purchase, he received for his slia;, 
the sixth lot.* This was afterwards inherited by ]v.s r-.; 
Samuel. He v.'as one of the grantees of Brides cwatcr.r h\:\ 
probably never lived there. In 1664 he boi^dit a hi ■.';■•:• 1'-,m - 
of land in Meitapoisett (Swanze3%) 

Were the earl}- records of Duxbury in existence, vr 
should know more of the life of this noble man. Thev y^n-n 
probably burned in Miles Standish's house, as at the time h 
was destroyed by fire Alexander Standish, who lived ^^r^ 
Miles, was clerk of the town. 

It appears from Henry's will, vrhich is f,dven belo\s', ih:.\ 
he owned a house in Duxbury, where he doubtless di.-; 
and expected his widow would remain. It i--:: evident, f:o\v- 
ever, that he had assisted in providing for his immediai'.- 
posterity a more congenial homt- than Piymoud-c, natiieiv. 
in Freetown and Dartmouth. 

Roger Williams, who had already been banished fro.p 
Massachusetts Ba}' and Pl3'mouth colonies, had establish.i-^' 
in Rhode Island a government the charter of which guaran- 
tied that every one should be free to enjcy his own opinions. 
so long as they did not militate against the general gooti- 
Into and on the borders of this land of religious liberty in'^ 
Friends fled. Henry's property was near the boundary line 
o£ that state, but witliin the jurisdiction of Plymouth Colony. 
On the land he owned at Freetown his son Samuel settuni 
probal^ly as early as 1665, ^s his last apj;earaiK:e on the P- 

♦Col. Ebcnezer W. Pcirce's History, jj. 104. tSav;»i;f, 


'. ',s ill i66.|. At the coiniDcnceinent of the (Tiinkev 
,;,:'.j)is a'l rivmouth, lienry bcca-r.e interested in llie 
:\a\ pur.;ha^o of Dartmovilli, foi- at Plynioiitii, in 1652, 
■ V. .:'^ assiiiiit'cl : 

, , ( I^ir. Ilowlanc 
uue share to < ,-,r ,, ,, 
(_ \Vm. Lasseti. 

;;r coubiioss l)i)i]t a house on this land, the one his widow«f !() i!n-lr t,i.)n John. He and liis wife may have lived 

.•'■;. J*.-; his horses and cattle Avere tliere. On tliis purchase 

/"■v;h M-Uied. v.'ilhout doubt, as earl}' as 1662, liis name ap- 

-A;ini^f on the P. C. R. for the last time in 1663 ^ and irn- 

•^-'i-atvlv preceding that frequently. Of the other tw;o sons. 

hn wu'^ |)roljably a bachelor; and it is safe to judge that 

-trJ! lived on the old homestead at Duxbujy which his 

■Jhi r i;:!vc Jiim, and took care of his mother al'ter his father's 

;jU:, she living in the '"'new Room," as slie gave him all 

* f" L,'>ods said chattels. 

TKe is a correct copy from the P. C. R. of 

THE ^^]LL or uekry hov\'land. 

Hfffcrry Ilowland being week of body, yet a good and perfect ineinory i;iakes 
•*^ «rdii;.s this to lie liis inst will and Testament as folioweth : 

I.'ajrbi«, I give and bequeath all my housing, both dwelling house harne -.vith 

•' -'** hn \s both vpbnd and meddow land no%v lyin j and being within the Town- 

• i^'uxbsirrow ui.'to ny sonne Joseph Howland oniy dining my v.-ifc's li^e she 

'C ind iiijoy the new Room to herself for her owne self 

i foivc and bequeiith to my son John Ilowland five oxen and two heifers pi^c 

•iV K-f ic Hith all the trappings belonging there to as also abed with things belong- 

" t xLfr< Ij as also my fowling piece. 

/ I-^y Mill is that my son Joseph Ilowland out of the fore mentioned houses & 
r W* & cAttlc shall pay or cause to be paid unto my son Zoclh Ilo-wland 20 poimds 
v-W «t "jj. vay 5 pounds l)y the year till the 20 pounds be paid; as alsoe twelve pence 
<.'-*••>•«■ ?'» ail his brothers and sisters and their children sviving. 

4 »5«si I j^jve and bequeath to my daughter Sarah tv.'o heifers and two sheep 
**.ic«e OiSie now running at Apponogansett; as alsoe one bed and bedding there 

* •■ ■» t f.i-.e i;nt.. my son John one mv.skett 

^ »-«r.5,.^-» J fjijjJier. lie li'.f! not tou.c to Daiui.oi.ih !■. live, but seuicri in B.-'^c'..i;eHatcr. 

*^«^'"' ***'**''*2^ '•" '''^ \^*^^ox pl.'.cc. and it may he that he and Hassctt made ri trade of r-rai 

' *•*:« Henw-ty 4(ium.{ t.-> Kct as far from Boston and PlyiiK-uth as possibi<-, -s he wcj outst-o!;-;:! 


6 Item I give unto my Elizabeth ore cow 

7 Item I give my old marc new raiming al Appc/nogarsf;!.! urto ir.y soi! Sa:i • 

i) Item I give mito my son Joseph Il!v,vl?iid ten acrc:> cf meadow land riuv.' Iv: 
and being at a place commonly known by the name of tlie Gainctts Is'osc Mat ',. 

9 I give and bequeath unto my daughter M?ry, lo shilling!; to be paid o\ir 
my estate as yet undisposed of 

10 Item I give unto my daughter Abigail lo shil'lngs to he paid by my <'3r. ' 
sc]'h wlio is to sell a barrel of syder and to pay it out of that 

11 I give unto my tv.o sons John and Samuel both of theni a bcncl of syder 

12 . Lastly I give and bequeath unto my loving wife all the rest of iny estate ii.; 
movables and chattels 

that this is my last Will and Testament I here unto sett my hand -aid scale th.i 
28th day of Nov 1670 
Signed and sealed in ihe 



The above written last Vs'lll and Testament of Ilcnery Hov.-land decesad wa5 ' .• 
hibited to the court holden at Plymouth the Sth of March Anne dora one ihousan i 
six hundred and seventy one on the oaths of Samuel Nash and John Sprague 

Tleniy married Mary NevvLmd. Wliere and when kIu 
was born does not appear. f She probably passed her lai 
daj-^s with her son Joseph on the old homestead. In th" 
P. C. R. is the following 


Mary Rowland Kometimes the wife af Hennery IlowUmd novv deceased she bt,i ;; 
now feeble of body but of perfect memory maketh and ordaineth this to be her lar.i 
YuU and Testament : 

1. I give unto my daughter Abigail Young 

2. I give unto my son Zoith Rowland 

3. I give unto my son John Rowland my house at Apponegansett. 
— 4. I give unto my daughter Mary Cudworth 

5. I give unto my son Samuel Rowland 

*This "old mare" may be the anunal wliich brought the indebtedness of the colt iiy, in 16-5, '•- 
" Heneiy Howland for hors bier . . . i[o5: 00 s; 00 d." 

1 1 thiiiV Mary was a sister of William Newland, who came to Sandwich from ir' try/, '.'.;<'• 
a fref man of the co'ony in i6ai, representative in 1642-4, but Oct. 3, iGjq, wx« di' foi 
?bi,ttir^ Qunkers. He m. May 19, 164S, Rosf. Hulioway, and had Mary, b. April i5, 1649; Jihr.; 
and l>i'.-*rcy, who m. an Edwards, and had adinini^lratiijii of tliC estate t-i iier iutuer, jtiiic ?ii, i(5-.;- 
In iC>.-,4 he was " lycen.^ed to drav,' wine at S-andwich to psons for their ncedc," and ii> 1645 I'C » j> 
"allowdto trayne the townesmen in Arnics." Hut he ap;>car? Inter lo have joined I'lC i'iie':il.". 
for in 1658 l)e and hi.- two daughters were ordared before the '.cuU " ( >r abuscin;; Mar^l;;'.!! I'.uir,.. ' 
when attempting to search his house. 

£ i. 


00 — c: 

...- C"' 

00 — 01 

.— o.-i 

00 — 01 

-— cr 

00 — 01 





iniNKv hovvLa:--]). 


I give v.iUo •r!)' B.^aiif^hter Ssrah D:-ii:s, 

/ 00 — ci — 00 

7. I gi^-e unto ii)y |"la'jgliter Eluabcih Alliii, o-o — cj — 00 

S. And lastly 1 i^i-|e unto my son Joseph Ilov.Iand ri! i.^y cstaU- botl. );'e aid and tShat my son Joseph Ilowla'id pay ilie abovesaid t-/. eUe pence 

apii-'ce unto brothers & sistei-s according to iris gift. 

That tliis is my Ir st will I iiave hereunto sett my hand and seals the ci;;h!h day of 

the tlnrd vaonth crl led May, 1674. 

^ led and sealed 1 
the presence of us 

The mark M of MARY IIOVLAND 
TN And a [scalj 


John Spr.'.gue rt>|ented to this will this 26th of the ?cnd mi.nth 167.1 [O. S.] 

Allin Ralph Allin testifyed that tl;!--. \va~: the lasL will of Mary 
testator, to which hee was a witness. April the Sfh J 675. 

Ikfore JOSIAH WIN SLOW Gcvr. ' 


Before mee John 
Ilcwland deceased 

Hf.xrv ancli his wife Mary probably died at titc old Dux- 
bury homestcjid ; Henry 17, i, 1671, and iSiary 17, 6, 1674. 
Children : 

86. i. 

87. ii. 

88. iii. 

89. :\, 

Joseph, b.—; d. 15, 6, 1692. 
ZoKTHj'b. — ; d. 31, I, 1676. 
Joi'N, \'. — ; d. — . Davis' Plymouth says this John m. Mary Wulkcr. 

My belief is he never inatried.* 
Samuf.]., b. — ; d. 1716. 
Sarah, b. — : d. — ; m. 16, 11, 1G72, Robert Dennis, of Portsmouth, 

R. L, "att the house of Joshua Coggeshall before the people of God." 

Her brother John signed as a witness to the marriage. 
LLizAl*F.T)r, b. — ; d. — ; m. Jedediah Allen in 1691. He w as p«;^>tir:!> 
^ son of " Georg Allen, Senier, hurried at Sanawidg the 2co:.i .jf 

May 1G4S." Sandwich town records. 
Mary, b. — ; d. — ; m. James Cudworth of DiLxbury. -— — -" 
AkicaUt b. — ; d. — ; nr.*-|t>hn..¥oung, 2^9,.i67S.-'He was probably & 

scTr-of John Young, who "was maricd vnfo . . the 13th of Dc- 

ciT.ibcr 164S." P. C.R. 

*\ f"i K..t::».:- .^.' !■,;.., 1,1, records, fxc-pt (hcit lils m^ulitr rave him ir. \ct v'a "my }.-.u,-<.?t 
.^ .:;-:. •.•..^it;>?:t ' (DiUnsnu-.h.) Tlie olhcr cI ildrcn v.cie married, ar.d he btinj; ■junimiod, 
!.!» motf.M left hiin ihc h'.tisc. A John died in Freetown pri.-,i to S, 8, 1607, en %•> ic.i d:<y ieluis. of 
timi-Mvtfa-.ion were frrajittd his brother Sanuiel. (Bristol co. book i, ?. 1.) i( v.r.s <A-:ihr..jt douht 
th:'> .):>. T, a ..-fhfwii att, is brother SamueVs in Freetown. A John (s o' Jr^ne^.s of Jo.^crh.. s.'m' John) 
f«u .Mijy \V»ikcr, »ays Davis' Plymouth, and I thin!, this the o;-Jy John who mavti^d u :'.^:ir,' V:-J\ er. 





85. Joseph/-' {Uairy,^^ born in Duxbui-y ; m. 4, 3, 16S3, 
Rebecca, dau. of John IIuzzc}', ot Jlamp'LOiT, K. 11, lie d. 
15, 6, 1692. Rebecca m. 2d, 6, 3, 1695, Sahiucl Colliris, 
of Lynn, who was a gunsmlUi. Josopli's eslaiie consisted of 
£500, inchiding land at Lii'le Compton, R. ].,* jukI Dax- 
bury, and a negro servant. He joined the Friends, and in 
consequence of his firmness* and coura^'-c v/as amono- thi' 
persecuted of that sect. It is recorded that in 1679 the con- 
stable came to collect the tax imposed upon him tow.ird 
building tiie colonial meeting-house, and refusing to pa}', 
the officer seized " a yearling stear and 4 pounds of wooll." 
In the same year the constable called for .C2 2s. for the 
same purpose, and failing to get it, tool: a beai>t appraiced a, 
£2 28. pd. In 1681 he took seven sheep for rate for the priest, 
Ichabod Wisvv ell. More seizures were made in 1683 and 
16S5. He probably lived on the Dnxbury estate, and ca';ed 
for liis father and motlier in their last days. Children ; y 

90. i. Jedediau, b. 31, 6, 16S5; d. 5. 10, i^n. 
ii. Patience, b. 10, 1, 16S7; d, — . 
iii. Lydia, b. 10, 9, 16S9; (1. — . 


85. ZoETH^ (^Hcnry^) was born in Duxbrny. The 
Friends' records at Newport, R. I., have the followinc- entrv 
in regard to his marriage : 

Zoar Howlan of Dartmouth in pliiaoth Colony was ;nanecl to AViiQaL! hij .\ife 
in the tenth month of the year one thousand six hundred lifty-s'x. 

In the same records is this brief entry of his death : 

Zoar Howland was killed by the Indians at Pocasct the tncity frst day of i-3t 
nio. 1676. 

* Ke wa.> 0111 nf tlic orijii^nl jirojiricf^r* f>r I^itfV Comptou. J'li tirrT pu:;^2i,c ws*-. of ci.;vc.; 
acre;, in i636. Ills .^.ppcars .>.ii'.ong il.c pi'j[.rii Uirs i)f \\.iX t>r..:i \\\ ii-,-l> "iK' '■^'.'^ iasi ;iiv;.si'-' 
of liiid in which bis ip.tercst is rtprciCiiteil was in, I'^^'S. There v.ns w smnl! f'livisinn of !a'.. j 
made there in 1095, when "Widow Howland" too); il ?l.;ir s. He is railed in the I/iltit D>!iipt.n 
.records, Joi^iih Howbnd of Duxl ary. 

\ Little Compton (R. I.) t.jwn i.cofiLs. 



Abigail m. 2d, 2, 12, 167S, Ricliard Kirb}^ Jr. Ricliard 
I'virby Jrs. sister Rludiama was the secc^nd wife of John 
Sniitli, wlio m. " ist, 4, i, 1649, ^^^-borah, daiigh'ter of Ar- 
thur (i) Rowland." * 

In the list of names of those who took the oath of '* Fi- 
delitie" at Duxbury in the year 1657,18 Zoeth Rowland. 
Zoeth became a convert to the faith of his father about the 
same time, and meetings were held at his house, for which 
he was lined in December, 1657. The following deposition 
of Samuel Runt will show the esteem in which he held the 
Puritan clerjiv and their teachino;s. It reads thus : " x\bout 
a fortnight before the date heerof, being att the liouse of 
Zoeth J lowland, hee said hee would not goe to meeting to 
hear lyes, and that the diuill could teach as good a sermon 
as the minnisters ; and that a 2'^^'"'^ time being att the house 
of the said Zoeth Ro^^'land, and his brother, John Runt, 
and Tho Delano being with him, hee questioned with the 
said Zoeth Rowdand whether hee would not goe to the 
meeting, because the minnesters taught lyes, and that the 
diuill coidd teach as p'ood a sermon as the minnesters ; and 
hee said hee denied it not. Alsoe, Tho Delano questioned 
him v.'h ether the minnesters taught lyes ; and hee said yes, 
and lett him looke in the Scriptures and hee sliould fmd it 
soe." For this utterance he was arraigned at the next term 
of the court in March, 1657-8, " for speaking opprobiously 
of the minnesters of Gods Word," and was given the hu- 
miliating sentence " to sitt in the stockes for the space of an 
houre, or during the pleasure of the Court; which accord- 
ingly was pformed, and soe released." Ris wife was a 
sharer in his sympathies and fate. She was fined los. in 
March, 1659, for not attending the meeting of the Puritans. 

As before stated, Zoeth probabl}^ moved to Dartmouth as 
eD.r]y a'^ 1662, for more congenial society. The Newport 
F. P.... and the inventor}' of his estate, refer to him as Zoeth 
of Dartmouth, and his mother owned a house tliere. Just 

- ♦H.H.H. C.Smith, Detroit, Mich. . . 



where he \vas killed, and hovv he came to be there, is prnb-- 
abl}' unknown. The seclion of Rhode Island includhig 
Tiverton and Portsmouth was originally known as Pocas- 
set, and later the name was confined to 7iverton. Here, 
where is now a stone bridge, was a ferry at that date.* It 
was subsequently owned and kept by Zoeth's son Daniel. 
The writer thinks it was at that time, and that Zocth was 
visiting his son, — perhaps stopping there on his v^riy to 
Quarterl}'- Meeting at Newport. The date of his death was 
in the middle of the famous King Philip's war. The north- 
east part of Dartmouth was burned the July previous. t 
About that date the Enplisli had a ski^-mish with the Indians 
in Tiverton, south of Rowland's ferry, and from that time 
they greatly anno3'ed the settlers. f Though at tlie tirne cf 
Zoeth's death the war was o-oino- on in souihwestcrn I-'liodo 
Island only, the savages in this section v/ere doubtless full 
of revenge, and Zoeth was one of their victims. 

Besides the fact that this section was full of Ir.dians and 
wild beasts, theirs were not the homes of comfort and hrv- 
Mxy that are found on those lands to-day. § 

*CoI. Churcli, with his forces, was ia Portsmouth in 1676, " iVoni whence the next Ki.r;iit i'uy '.-nt 
a passage over to Pocasset side in Rhoci Island Boats." (C'haroli's I'hi!ii)'s War.) Tii:;' w.s 
doubtless at Rowland's ferry. 

t King Philip's followers, says history, " burned nearly thirty houses in Dartmouth, Ici'hng vxx'xj 
j>eople after the most barbarous manner, as skinning them all over r.livc, some only iheir hcaJ^, 
cutting off their hands and feet." 

The New Plymouth court records say: " Contributions ware made by divers Clui^'ians i:i Irelar.i 
for the reliefl'e of such as are impouerishcd, disiresseu, and in nessesilie by the hue warr, iS 
it respects this Collonie." In 1676, March 6th, Dartmouth received her proportion cf £,.\7. 

I" It seems tliat in the former part of the same day five men coming from Roid-hlai^d to lool: .1-,) 
their Cattle upon /"(ic^iw^/ j'jVc^- were assaulted by the Indians. . . . This was the first time p. .y 
mischief was done by the Indians at Pocasset Neck." (Hubbard's Narrative, 25.) T' was in Jijly , 
1675, and Pocasset Neck was in Tiverton, near by Howland's ferry. 

§ An excellent idea of the home-life of these pioneer yeo;nen may be gathered from thi> pictiite 01" 
an imaginary visit to one of them, drawn by the distinguished antiquarian Hon. Den: Pcricy I'oore, 
who has given the subject much study : 

" Riding along a ' trail ' indicated by marked trees, we find his horse and cattle shed .standing n^-ir 
an old Indian clearing encircled by a high palisade, which also includes the « ''>■•. that wat;r i.:iy 
be brouj^ht witheul danger from t!ie 'bloody savages.' "J'he house, v/hich i.; «. Tiall, uetp cC- 

lar, is built of logs, notched where they meet at the corners, with a thatched roc-, ..J a large c 
ney at one end built of stones cemented with cl.iy. The small windows are covered with oiled pa, t, 
with protecting shutters, and the massive door is thick enough to be builet-pioof. I' the 
* latch-string,' we enter, and find that the floor and the floor of the loft M'hich forms tlie ceilir.s, ^' " 
made of ' rifted' or split pine, roughly smoothed with the adze, while the immense hearth, or.cupyii 
neatly an entire side of the house, is of larj^e, Rat stones. There a;e no partition v/alis, but thi.'; 


Zocth probably made no will, but there is recorded at 
Plymouth the following 


Inventory of estate of Zoitli Howland of the towne of Dartmouth who was 

slain by the Indians the 2Sth of March 1676 

Exhil:)iteth to the court held att riymouth, s. s: the 7th of June 1677 on the 

oath of Abigaill Howland Widdow. 

Imprimis. I quarter share of land valued att 15 = OO = 00 

Item. I yoake of oxen 07 = 00 = 00 

Item 3 cows 06 = 10 = 00 

Item I mare 01 = 10 = 00 

Item I brasse Kettle 02 = 6 = 00 

Item 1 chest 00 = 06 = 00 

Item 2 kettles 00 == 08 = 00 

Item I broad axe , 00 = 05 = 00 

Item old tooles 00 = 06 == 00 

Item I gun 00 = 10 = 00 

Item plow tackling 00 = 13 = 00 

Item pewter 00 = 13 = 00 

Item 1 brass skill ett 00 r= 03 = 06 

Item I frying pan OO = 04 = OO 

Item I iron pot 00 = lo = 00 

Item 2 pair of pott hangers and hooks 00 == 05 = 00 

Item I old Ironpot 00 = 03 = 00 
36—14 — 5 JOHN RUSSELL 

JOHN s:^imi 

serge curtains are so hung that at night they divide off the flock beds, upon which there are piles of 
niL's, coverlets and flannel sheets. A high-backed chair or two, a massive table, a large chest with 
a carved front, and some Indian birch bark boxes for wearing apparel are ranged around the walls, 
while on a large ' dressior' we see wooden bovls and trenchers, earthen platters, horn drinking cups 
and a pewter tankard. The corselet, matchlock and bandoliers are ready for defence, with a halberd, 
if the senior occupant of the house holds a commission Lt ' ye train band'; and from a ' lean-to' shed 
comes the hum of the great wheel or the clang of the looan, as the busy ' helpmates ' hasten to finish 
their ' stents.' High on the mantel-shelf, with a ' cresset lamp' on one side and the time-marking 
hour-glass on the other, is the well-thumbed Bible, which was not left for show. ' Our especial de- 
sire is,' say the company's instructions, ' that you take e.:;ccial care in settling these families that 
the chief in the family be grounded in religion, wherebj- morning and evening family duties may be 
duly performed, and a watchful eye held over all in each family by one or more in each family ap- 
pointed thereto, that so disorders may Le prevented and ill weeds nipt before they take too great a 

" The fare of -1. '\iritan farmers wa; as frugal as it was wholesome: pease porridge for breakfast, 
head cheese a.ic: • . . or cider for i'liichton, a ' boiled dish,' or ' black broth,' or salt fish, or boiled 
c:k, or baked, for dinner; pudding and milk for supper, and a constant succession of 
I:. .It or berry pics at every meal when the housewife had time to itiake them in addition to her other 
cooking, her dairy, washing, mending, carding, siiiniiins, weaving and knitting, t-wedish turnips 
were the staple vegetable. The bread was generally nuidc of corn, barley or rye meal, and if the diet 
wr.s rather f.uinaccous than animal, was less deiiiitid for medicine, and a larger, longer-luej 
Ijrowth of men and women than in these degenerate day-, oi luxury and 'progress. 


No real estate is noted in the invc-ntoiy. 

His sons were all active iTicmb^rs of the old Apjionov • 
sett meeting, excepting Samuel. The first eiglit ciiik":^ 
are recorded in the Newport F. R.* Children : 

91, i. Natii.anjkl, b. 5, 8, 1657; d. 3, 3, 1723. 

92, ii. BENJA^^^, b. S, 3, 1639; d. 12, 2, 1727. 

93, iii. Dan'IJ'X, b. 5th mo., 166: ; d. — . 
iv. LvDUj b. ?3, 9, 1663: d. — . 

V. Marv, b. 23, 12, 1665; d. — . 
vi. Saraij, b. 2.1 mo., 1668; d. — . 

94, vii. Hen'kv, b. 30, 6, 1672; d. — . 

viii. AriGAiL, b. 30, 6, 1672; d. — : iateiifiDn of in. to Aljiuham Poo ' . 
II, 1700. 

95, ix. Xkuolas, h. — ; d. --. 

Abigail, the mother, being left with this large famii . 
children, applied to the court for an order iri lis.r iavor 
assist in rearing them. The P. C. R.. contain the foilo-\i: 
entry : 

July tlie third 167S. 
Tlie court ordered thcit ;n Refm'ence unto the estate of Zceth Rowland dec;;; 
that his ^■.•iddcw Abigail llovland shall all his R.eal Estiiie and doe tl:i:ri:' 
by these presents sctllt: it upon her in considoraticn that shec: hr.tli many MaK- l' 
dren to bring up & the estate but smal), viz : tliat the court doth by these sett!'- 
said entire estate of the snid Zoeth upori t!;e said ITov.jar.c' "• 
dow the Relict of the said Zoilh Howland deceased, both of, g(.o 1;, r i-l ;•' 
tels, to be improved in bringing upp his children K' for hrr supperl iliereir. !l r 
Reasons foremcntioned. 


85. Samuel,^ {//cn/y,^) born in Dnxbury. Tlis v. 
was named Mary, which is all the records reveal of i ^ 
In 1662 'he was presented to the Plymouth court for br^'j 
of the sabbath in carrying a grist from mill, and was '" w-'- 
ten shillinges or be whipt." We hear no more of Iiis k ' 
bath-breaking, and he was afterwards consistent in h'S > 
and liighlj- respected. The same year of the occarrcnct 
the nbove episode in his life, lie \vas charged before l 

♦His name is variously spelled : Zoar in New;joi' F. P., Zc>.illi in his t':i'in:r\<! v.i-i, /o: 
D. R., Zoeth, and ZoLith, 


. - with " discharging a fowleiiig pelce on the body of 

"\im Howse of Sandv/ich, while gunning at the liigli 

- r on the Salthouse Beach, wherby the said Howse was 

:;ilcd lanquislu'd & ymediately died." Samuel, being 

■i.c<i by the court by whom '*hee would bee tryed, an- 

^ s'l-d, by God & the countrey." The jury, after the trial, 

r-.t.fl ihe following written verdict, *' Verbatim: Not 

:-, i'i wilfull marder ? yctt wee find that the said House 

. ••..i'd Ins deadly wound by Samuel] Ilowlands gun goe- 

/ r/f a? it lay on his shoulder." He docs not appear on 

r. C. 1^. auer this date, and it is probable he soon went 

♦ sC'ilown and settled on his father's land, a tract called 
■-'.= 'ixth. lot." The records refer to him as one of the 

■ :!;t;il j.roprietors of that town. He was prominent there 

- )\ ajiairs, and during his life a large landholder. 

.n^ the ''' Names of the Select Men of y"" severall Townes 

^ ■■ Ci-)ony " is " Samuel Ho^vland of Freetown." He was 

' ;: .''.ssessor of that tov,m 24, it, 1694. 
:~.'.rr.ucrs vvill was dated 15, 2, 17 15, and proved 7, 5, 
: JO, .'•o he must have died between these tv\0 dates. In 
-* v^ill he gave to 

'■i» «;:'c Mary, 2 cowes, White mare and ye colt, one warming-pan, one "uasin 

-> wt chjunbcr pot, and bed I commonly lie upon, and the bedding belonging to 

' -. '>nc sheet and a box and all therein at the time of my decease. To my 

' M:iry liounsevill one cow. To daughter Content Sanford more than she 

■ <■■■: or.e j».)und. To sons Samuel, John, Abraham, Joshua and Gershom more 

■ » '.isc7 have had in other things one shilling each. To granddaughter Mary 

• ric ihiiling, and to each of son Isaac's children one pound in money. — 

• '•--..;'.;, the above, he had already conveyed by deeds, in 

■H,to<;on Joshua, of Taunton, one quarter of the sixth 

■'■ quarter part in width and upon tlie north side ; in 

• '•• son Joshua, of Freetown, one quarter part in breadth 

^i\th lot from Taunton River to the great fish pond. 

■ '-. 10 sons Samuel and Gershom, of Freetown, a part 

' 'northerly half of the sixth lot. He has had a large 

• •"■*:•'. many of them now living. Children : 


i, Content, b, — ; d. — ; in. Saufoid. 

06. ii, Samuel, b. — ; d. --. 

97. iii. Isaac, b. — ; d. — . 

98. iv, Abraham, b. 1675; d. — . 

99. V. John, b — ; d. — . 
TOO. \ i. Joshua, b. — ; d. — . 
lOT. vii. G]'FSUO>,', b. — ; d. — . 

viii. Alice, b. — ; d. -— ; ni. Sears, of I.alceville, ?nd h?A son Earl. 

ix. Mary, b. 1673; d. 1744, aged 71 ; m. about 1705 Plrilip Rounsf.-ille, 
Freetown, who was born in England i, 5, 1677, came to Amtri' :, . 
1700, ?.nu died 6, II, 1 763. 

J3avis' Plymoulli says John (99) manied Rebecca, an : 
had: i, a son, b. 28, 2, 1717 ; 2, Rebecca, b. 13, 9, 1718: 
3, .Sarah, b. 20, 3, 1720; 4, Penelope, b. 22, 5, 1722; 5. 
Susannah, b. 17, it, 1723. 


86. Jede])iak,^ {Joseph, ^ Hairy}) born \x\ ]juxbury 3;. 
6, 16S5. In i\\^ Newport (R. I.) F. R. is the following; i 
relation to his marriacre and death : 

Jedadiah Rowland son of Joseph Ilowland of Duxbury, iMasj, — .'^: ^V-v 
Newberry daughter of Walter Newberry were inarried in j-'rie'^ !s inc:- . 
House in Newport, R I 23, 7, or Sept. 1709.* 
their f Joseph Rowland son of Jedediah Ilowland & Mary Ins wife was born : 
son I Newport R. I. 25111 of loth mo. 1710. 

Jeadadiah Howland aged about 26 years, he deparieu tliis life \n Xe.v;- ;' 
on Rhode Islr.ud, yc 5th day of ye loth mo 171 1. 

Jedediah was admitted freeman- of Newport, R. T.. v: 
1 710, having probably taken up his residence there at i:.< 
time of his marriage, j A history of Duxbury refers to In:.' 
as of Little Compton, R. I. He owned land there, ai'- 
may have been a resident of the town at some period. 

We knovv' nothing more of the descendants of Joseph (.So. 

* Waller NewbMiy, of Nc\^-p.-r;, R. I., married \V. C. Col'iins, lat? of London, r6, 4. 1O75. 

\ Wc might V:!-.ow more of the Houlp.nds in Xcvport, bi!t the rccorck of that tow;i, pi';vi"ii- 
Dcctmber, 1779, wcie carried away during tlie Revohitionary war, and reui-iined in a v!;>tc; t. 
merged in the East River, New York, three years. The books w.rc rtcovored, biu mcn :ii " 
bad condition that much of their contents w.ts lost. 



87. Nathaniel, 3 {Zoclh,^ Henry, ^) born in Duxbury, 
5, 8, 1657; m. in 1684, Rose, daii. of Joseph^ (PvCilph,- 
George,^) and Sarah Allen, of Dartmouth, who was born 
loth mo., 1665, and died — . He died in Dartmouth 3, 3, 
1723. He probably came to Dartmouth, as before stated, 
at the time when the entire family left Duxbury. He was 
one of the remarkable men of the da}', records plainly 
showing that he was one of the foremost men in social, re- 
Hgious,* business and political affairs. He served the town 
as selectman as early as 1699, and was subsequently chosen 
to that ofllce several times.* We find him on the grand 
jury in 1702, was chosen moderator of the town meeting in 
1721, and appointed tithingman in 1726.1 He frequently 

*The origin of the title "selectmen" it is difficult to determine. It may possibly be referred to 
the tun-gerefa of the old Anglo-Saxon township, who, with " the four best men," was the legal rep- 
resentative of the community, or to the "probi homines" of more ancient times. The prefix "select" 
would seem to indicate the best, the most approved; but, as in the Massachusetts colony, they were 
called, as early as 1^42, "selected townsmen," it i.-. probable that without reference to any historic 
type they were merely the men appointed, chosen, selected from the townsmen, to have charge oi 
town affairs. — Davis' Plymottih. 

t The functions of all the officers mentioned hereafter will be understood, except perhaps that of 
lithingma- The office is referred to in the laws of 1632 for the first time. It was called into exist- 
ence " with cnce to the Indians for their better regulateing and they may be brought to live 
orderly, soberij and Diligently." The court of assistants ap-iointcd v.hite overseers and Indian 
tithingmen who looked after the interests of the natives, and together formed a petty court for the 
trial of Indian cases. The tithingman had placed under his oversight ten families of Indians, and it 
is said that for this reason he was called tithing or tenth man. The General Court in 1692 required 
tithingmen to be chosen by the towns, and specified their duties as follows: 

"All and every person and persons whatever shall, on the Lord's day, carefully apply themselves 
to duties of religion and piety publicly and privately, and no tradesman, artificer, laborer, or other 
person whatever shall upon the land or otherwise do or exercise any labor, business, or work of their 
ordinary callings, nor engage in any games, sport, play or recreation on the Lord's day, or any part 
there of (works of necessity and charity only excepted) upon penalty that every person so offending 
shall forfeit five sliillings. 

" No traveller, drover, horse courser, wagoner, butcher, higlor, or any of their servants shall travel 
on that day, or any part thereof e:;cept by some adversity they wi re belated and forced to lodge in 
the woods, wilderness, or highways the night before, and in such case to travel no further than the 
next inn, or place of shelter, upon the penalty of twenty shillings. 

" No vintner, innholdcr, or other person keeping any public house of entertainment shall encour- 
age, or suffer any of the inhabitants of the respective towns where they dwell, or others not being 
strangers or lodgers in such houses to abide or remain in tlieir houses, yards, orchards, or fields 
drinking or idly spending their time on Saturday night after the sun is sot, or on the Lord's day, or 
the evening follow Ing. 

" All and every justice of the peace, constable, and tithingman are required to take taie that this 
act, in all the particulars thereof, be duly observed, as also to restrain all persons from swimming in 
the water, and unnecessary and unseasonable walking in the streets or fields." 


appeared on committees of dillercnt descriptions. He ,-, . 
equally active and respected in the meeting. Scare!- 
monthly meeting up to the time of liis death but that he v. 
present. He was an approved and gifted minister of ;.': 
society, and the town showed its great re';pect for ] ; 
and its confidence in his Christian integrity, by elL-ctir 
him minister of the town.* His sons were all prominent '. 
town affairs, as will be seen hereafter, and were Friends. 
■ It appears that he and his uncle Samuel owned the si:;', 
lot in Freetown. They divided this lot between them, ]■ 

2, 1678.1 

Nathaniel's homestead, according to the record of sui w;. 
.made at that time, to be found in the Register of Deeds ( : 
fice, New pjedford, was situated on the north side of tl. 
road leading from New Bedford to Russell's Mills, Dn; 
mouth, on the v^-est bank of a l)rook that crosses this rozC. 
and a few hundred yards east of the Slocvmi road. T! 
ruins are still discernible. His v/ill was dated 25, 2, 17.!, 
and proved June, 1724.^ (Bristol Co. P. R.) The inw.: 
tory was £1790: one sixteenth of the saw-rnill, 2 horse 
42 sheep, II cattle (including two cows valued at £25. 

An -ridditional duty prescribed later was to " dilcgantly looke after such as sleep o! play sboul '. ' 
mccting-hoiise i:i limes of publicke worship of God on the Lord's day," 

The bad);e of office was "A VAxcV. staffe tipped witli I'rasse, wliich, as hce !iath cpportiu'ii;. , ' 
shaU taV.e with him when he goetli to discharge any i>art of his office." 

For refusing to serve when elected, there was a fine of four pounds. Service was required b'-:t >'■ 
year in seven. 

Prof. Adams, of Johns Hopkins University, says that in some towns the lithingman's rod h^' 
squirrel's tail at one end for the purpose of awakening women sleeping in church, and a deet's foe: ' 
tlie other to be applied to the heads of the sterner sc.\. 

* See page 25. 

■f Samuel was to have " the part whereon the house stands and the meadows, whatbocvcv ■• 
wheresoever to be equally divided, Sam to ha\e also 32 acres on the Swansea side of the riV" 
In this division Samuel also received 20 acres of land in Swanzey. i6yi, Dec. 8, Nathaniel soii .' 
southerly half of the sixth lot in Freetown to Hcniy Brightman, of Portsmouth, R. I., for /' j. •"■' 
also half a freeman's share of the meadows at Sippican. 

J His will opens as follows: " I, Nathaniel Howland of tlie townnc of DLUlmomh, in the Cc.iii>> 
Piristol in New Kngland being of Sound Disposciii';; and meracrj' Blessed be Ood ;',r the S.-'.inc, f 
calling to mind the Mortality of my body and knowing that it is apponited for man omc to I'ie, ' 
make and ordain this my last will and testament as followeth (th it is to s;;y) first ar.d principally 
Recommend my Spirit to God that gave it and my body to the Kanh to be Decently buricJ ."i ' 
Discretion of my Executors hereafter Named. And as touching scch worldly est:iit whciewi; ■ 
hath pleased God to Bless me in this Life, I give Dcn.i.;'.- & Di.-.pose of the Svuic in the f.-l!''*''' 
manner and form." 


- horncslcad was appraised at £530 riddHional. lie 
■••,:'o:-s children, Rebecca P.ussell, vSarah Aik«;:n, M'Avy 
■.:h, Conlcnt, Jolin, James, George. The last two. with 
.?r--c Sowle, were the executors. He calls hiniself a 

Cuilclrni (in D. F. R. and D. R.) : 

^ KKinr.Ail, b. 25, S, 1CS5 ; d. — ; m. 1709, Russell, of Dp.rtinouth. 
'iliclr i'ltcnlions vere laid before the meeting ?.l, o, 1709. 
UT. d. Jonx, b. 14, 4, 1687; d. 1749. 
f. -. •;>. Jam>:.s, b. iS, 2, 1&S9; d. — . 

n-. SiiKAH, b. le, II, 1690: d. — ; m. 1720 Timotliy Akin, of Dartmouth. 
She forfeited uienibershiyj by marrying out of the jpceting, and the 
paper was signed by her f:Uher and uncle Benjamin. V. Cixir.GE, b. 4,. 12, 1693; J.—. 

n. .Makv, b. 23, 4, 1699; d, — : m. 1702 Pelcg Smith, of Dartmouth, and 

iorfeited membership by marrying out of the meeting. 
•;i, G>:;'itNT, b. 20, 8, 1702; d. — ; m. 1725 Briggs, of Dartmouth.. 


■;• r>';NjAM)N,^ (Zor//)," /Icnry,^') born in Duxlniry, 8, 

Jt;,7 ; ni, 23, 4, 1684, Judith Sampson, probably sister of 

' broish-r Daniel's wife. lie died in Dartmouth 12, 2, 

1 If was a prominent member of the Apponegansett 

- >' Meeting. A minute in the records of that meeting, 

' itear.> dale 17, 8, 1715, shows the appointment of 

■ r.iTue Smith and Benjamin Howland "to get more 

-'-» *n the gallerys before the yearly meeting." He was a 

-^rr, a:td owned what is called the Round Hills farm in 

'-"..•m/uih. wliich has always been and is still held b}^ a 

- K^ml.nn-. He was a prominent citizen, evidence of wliich 

■' "-'-vn 5n liis frequent selection for responsible positions 

'« and meeting affairs. He held the offices of selecl- 

j^J"^ a'^J^t-'ssor in 1697, Avas a surveyor of highways in 

/©/o '-rA c.,n«;iable in 1709. He was appointed treasurer 

'- iJi'n'nly meeting fund 19, 9, 1705. His will was 

*®'^ »> 22. He mentions children, Abigail, Desire, Lyaia, 

' l-:ivnabas, "living." Children (D. F. R.) : 


i. Aki>";A[I,, L. 30, n, 16S6; <1. — ; m. 1710, Jonr.lhaii, son of Y\';'; 
Elizabeth Rlcketson, of Dartmouth.* 
IC5. ii. P.r.NjA.MiN, b. 30, II, 16SS. Not inentionwl in his fatln:,-'., \ :;■ 
probably dead. 

106. i;i. 1->\j\c, b. :^o, I, 169-; ; d. 22, 9, 1778. 

iv. Df.sire, b. 20, 8, iOqG; d. — ; m. 19, i, 1726, John ],r.pLni,i, '. 

107. V. Earn'ABAs, b. 16, 9, 1699; d. 19, 2, 1773. 

^^, Lydia, b. 8, 10, 1701; d, — ; in. 1 719, George, son of Wil'j ,:: 
lliinnah So^\le, of Dartmouth. 


87. Dakiel,'^ {Zoclh,- Henry, ""^ bom in Duxbiirv, : 
mo., 1661 ; m. IMaiy Sampson, who died 1.75 11, 1736. > 
was probably sister of his brother Benjamin's wile.f D.i:.' 
must liave died in 17 14 or before, as at that date tlic 1': 
bate Coui"t of Bristol co. appointed a guardian for his " c:' : 
dren Benjamin, William, Joseph & Margaret, thei;- fa<":: 
being dead." His widow Mary and son Beniamin weiT i; 
pointed executors. The Tiverton (R. I.) T. R. say ii 
Mary, ^vidow of Daniel, married Samuel Goodspcu. 
Newport, 26, 2 , 1712.:?: She kept her husband's tavern \:\. ': 
she was a widow. Daniel was one of the proprietors of T^ 
erton.§ He was the proprietor of I lowland's ferry -i* " 
place v/here tlie present Stone Bridge now crosses u.- Vcw 
mouth, R. I. At the east end of the ferry he kept a tavf: 
in which he lived, and in the same buildino; the town-ni'v''. 
ings were held for years. It was the custom then to liold ■.' 
town-meetings in a room of a dwelling-house. He was a ni. 

tAiiigail lost membership by manying out of the society, 8, 7, 1710, but substqui'jitly r;- 
restitution she was restored in 1724. 

t Henry Samjison came in the INIayflower In 1620, settled in Duxburj', ni.irn'.d Ann Pia-i ":■ 
1636, and had sons: John, who mp.rrled Mary Pease; James; Stephen; C;dob, v/l.o niarritil >' 
Standish. Abraham, supposed brother of Henry, came from En;^land in 1639, fcilleu in 1V>.:. 
married twice, and had sons Sarriuel, George, Abraham, and Isnac. Abrahain 1st niuy hi>^ 
son Thomas. Mary Howland was daughter of a Thonias S: mpson. 

\ A very old faniily bible in the possession of Wrs. Arthur Knight, Erisi Giconwich, u. I., ''• " 
Rulli (.loodf.pcrd, daughter of Samuci Ijoodspeed and I\t;i.-y, bis wife, boiO Aug. 4, 17:',. 

§ The names of those who were inliabitants of Tivertai. v.hen 't was made ■<\ town by ordcv v. '■- -^ 
court, March 2, 16(32, were Daniel Howland, John Cooke, J)S,;i.:i "tVanUii, ett . ],)i''>iel Jis 
was there during King Philip's vvar (I'^/C,) 

HENRY Rowland's descendants. 8i 

of <^rcat intelligence, and filled many offices of public trust. 
At a meeting in 1696, for the " choyes of Town Oiisers," 
Daniel was elected selectman, which office he filled a num- 
!K'r of times. He was assessor in 1705, and town treasurer 
in 1714-15. He was a Quaker. Children : 

loS. i. Thomas, b. 30, 12, 16S9; d. — . 

109. ii. Daniel, b. 29, 5, 1691 ; d. 4, 7, 1752. 

iii. Mary, b. 14, 5, 1694; d. — ; m. about 1720, Benjamin Gardner, and 
lived in East Greenwich, R. I. 
!io. iv. John, b. 29, 7, 1696; d. 5, i, 1754. 

111. V. Isaac, b. 7, 4, 169S; d. — . 

vi. Mf.rcy, b. 24, 12, 1699; d. — . 

112. vii. Thomas, b. 7, 6, 1701; d. — . 
ii3.viii. Benjamin, b. 23, 5, 1703; d. — . 

114. be. \Yili.iam, b. 19, 5, 1705:, d. — . 

1 15. X, Joseph, b. 24, 1 1, 1 70S ; d. — . Lived in Newport, R. I. ; was a mariner 

and shipbuilder; was town clerk of Tiverton, R. I., in 173S. 
xi, Makcaket, b. 7, i, 1710; d. — . 

The births of all the sons but Thomas, and the date of 
Merc3''s birlh, are in the Tiverton records. They record 
l>aniel born 16, 5, 1691, and jNIercy born lo, i, 1700. The 
dates of the other daughters are found in private records. 


87. Henry, ^^ {Zocth,^ Ilcn?'}',^) born 30, 6, 1672; m. 
1st, 3, 6, 169S, Deborah, dau. of Thomas Briggs, of Dart- 
mouth, who was born in 1674 and died 25, 11, 1712.* The 
record of this marriacre is the first entrv on the D. R. He 
m. 2d, 12, 2, 1714, Elizabeth Northr-p. He seems to have 
been abundantly honored b}' his feliow-townsmen, and oc- 
cupied a prominent position in Friends' meeting. He was 
town treasurer in 1716 and 1722, selectman in 1724, '28, '29, 
and constable in 1729. He was a housebuilder, j and did a 

* She was probnbly a descendant of Clement Brijjss, who came in the Fortune in 1621, married in 
D-'Tchester in 1631, a;id finally settled in Weymouth. 

i Aui;. 2S, 1707, " Henry Ilowland was agreed with to ptiC 2 pound near the town house, to make 
it of inch and a half oak plank to be well posted and the plank to be subpined to these, with a con- 
venient gate and hinges and lock." It near the lower end of what is now called the Slociim road. 
June 29, 1709, Henry Howland was agreed with to mal:e " a pare of Stocks and Whiping pusts." 


82 THE /10WLAND3 OF .\.MKilICA. 

large business in sawing lumber. Ills will was daU:,] ; : 
1729. He says, " ISIy wife having unjustl}' depar!- .' • 
me and clandestinely taken with hjr a great jnii t -. 
household goods, I give her to have and enjoy her t!,::. 
This certainly sliows a forgiving and generous dispo?/.. 
He mentions children Zoeth, Henry, Thomas, St(;.'' 
William, Mary, Sarah, and Meribah. Zoeth liad In .■ : 
of the farm v\'est of the way, Thomas east of tlie \\i\y. . 
"Stephen 30 acres of land Lying near y*^ new saw i:.. 
Inventory, £843. Henry's homestead was situated a 1; 
to the wesL of the Apponeganselt Friends' meeting-hov. 
on the opposite side of the road. There are still evidcr. 
there of a building. His land was bounded on the wt-^" 
that of his brother Nicholas. Cliiidren : 

116. i. EmvAi'i), b. 10, 8, 1698; d. 29, 11, J753; m. Sarr.h . ii?.-] ; 

I, Ruth, b. 15, 6, 1722; 2, Edward, b. 72, 12, 1723: 3, Palie:: 
28, 1, 1726; 4, Stephen, b. 4, 2, 1732. 

117. ii. Zoeth, b. 3, ii, 1701; d. — . 
ij8. iii. Henry, b. 3, 4, 1703; d. — . 

iv. Mary, b. ."7, 5, 1706;' d. — ; r.i. 10^ 10. 1728, James Ru.sstd!, c 

V. Abigau,, b. 9, 5, 1 70S; d. 7 inc., 1 70S. 

119. \\. Thomas, b. 6, 6, 1709; d. — . 

vii. Hannah, b. 17, 9, 171 1; d. — ; m. 1732, Edward Brigg;,, of Dr.rn-:., 

Children b\^ second wife : 

120. vJii, .Sranr-N, b. 14, 5, 1716: d. — . 

ix. Dekokah, 1). 9, 3, 1717; d. — . 
' 121. X. William, b. 30, 3, 1720; d. — . 
xi. Meribah, b. — ; d. — . 

William (lii) m. about 3, 11, 1741, Joanna, d;iu. 
William Jr. and Meribah (vSlocum) Ricketson, of P- 
mouth. William Howland died before 1746, and Joanr.a 
Nathaniel Howland. William and Joanna had Williara, 
30, I, 1744, who m. 26, 5, 1763, Hope Almy, of Dart.nou: 
and had one child, Joanna, b. 2, i, 1765. 




87. Nicholas,^* {Zoct/i,^ Ilauy,^) b. — ; " m. 26, 10, 
1697, Hannah, daii. of Lieut. Johw AVoodman, of Litde 
Compton, R. I." (Tiverton (R. I.) T. R.)t He died be- 
fore 7, 5, 1722, at which date his wiM was admitted to pro- 
bate in the Bristol co. office. Hannah's will, dated 9, 3, 
1734, mentions ch., " Samuel, Nicholas, Daniel, Job, Ben- 
jamin, little dau. Edith, Abigail J^ussell, Mary Tucker, Re- 
becca Sanford, and Hannah Wood"; inventory, £1701; 
calls her deceased husband a farmer.rj: The dates of birth 
and deatl) of the children and graiadchildren of Nicholas 
are from the D. R. He was a large veal estate owner, 
and seems to have carried on a tannery as well as farming. 
His homestead was situated west of Ai^ponegansett meeting- 
house, on the opposite side of the rosd, and his real estate 
there extended from that of his brothit-r Henry westward to 
what is now called the Chase roacL This neitrhborhood 
was called Pascamansett, from the river that flowed through 
it.§ He owned Goosebeny Neck, at ithe mouth of Buzzard's 
Bay. He seems, like his brothers, to have been a success- 
ful business man, highly respected cmd trusted b}' the com- 
munity. He held a number of town offices from 1702 to 
171 2. Children : 

i. Abigail, b. 3, 9, 169S; d. — ; m. Benpniin Russell, 22, 12, 1720. 
ii. Mary, b. 21, 7, 1700; d. — ; m. 22, 12., 1720, Joseph Tucker, of Dart- 
mouth, who was b. 7, 11, 1696, d. 21, 5, 1790. || 

* The writer has been unable to find any record evidence 'iiT t!ie parentage of Nicholas, but two 
Oicts lead to the undoubted conclusion that he was son of Zocith, mamely: His widow was the native 
of a town adjoining the one where Daniel (93) owned a ferir.y, and he may have been in Daniel's 
employ at the time; aj:ain, he settled close by Nathaniel (91.,.) Kcnjamin (92,) and Henry (94,) all 
of whom were without doubt his brothers. He was probably the youngest child, and his name did 
not get on the public records. 

t John Woodman, of Little Compton, b. 1637, m. 1C75, ITannsr ;i Tin.berlake, b. 1656. Had: i, Ro'j- 
ert; 2, Hannah, who m. Nicholas, 26, 10, 1697.— Z/ir.'/V Ccntf'ion (/?. /.) Records. 

X '■ 1729. Voted that Hannah Hov.-land shall have 14s. for L-'.'irJing Wm. Falmcr, the town school- 
nnster."— /J. R. 

§ Nicholas' will, dated 9, 3, 1721, gave eldest son Samuel .';M his Mott farm, 2_,o acres, at Noko- 
chuck (\Ve.>-tport) ; to son Nicholas his land at the pond oa the south side of county road, where 
Philip Comraings (Cummings) formerly lived; to his wife, land at Paschamansett, and she was ap- 
pointed sole executrix. Inventory of real estate, £.^^2-j, besides liousc, bark mill, and tan vats, /^^ii.o. 

\\ For a partial list of the descendants of Joseph and Mary Tucker, see Appendix. 



iii. Reheckah, 1). 9. 2, 1702; d. -•; m. 17, 3, 17.^-, William Scinford, of | 

Dartmoutli, sen of William of Portsmouih, R. I. ' 'f 

12?. iv. Samuki., b. 20, 2, 1704; (1. — . V 

123. V. >;iCKOLAS, b. 13, 5, 1706; d. — . I 
vi. Hawnah, b. 10, 7, 1708; d.23, ?., 1773; ni. 10, 3, 17:-^, William Wool > 

of Dartmouth. 

124. \-ii. losKPll, b. 24, 8, 1 7 10. He is not meutioncd in hib mo'her's will, :■,!: i 

proba'.ly died young. 

125. viii. Danikl, b. 2S, 7, 1712; d. — . 

126. ix. Benjamin, b. 30, 9, 1716; d. --. 

127. X. ]o^, b. 26, 7, 1710; d. — . 

xi. Edith, b. — ; d. — ; m. 1740, Daniel Russell, of Dartmouth. ^^^ 


8q. Samuel,^ {Samuel,- Henry, '^) boni in Freetovvu . 
«'m. 27, 7, 1 70S, Mary Merrihevv, of Darlmoutii." (D. 
l^ty it They lived at Pembroke." (Davis' Plymouth.; 
He was a prominent citizen of Freetown, lie residrd 
daring his whole life. He was surveyor of highways in 
170.1, 1702, and 1704; constable in 1707 ; register of d 
for Bristol co. in 1721 and I7'i5 ; justice of the peace ... 
Bristol CO. from 1730 to 1744. Children : 

128. i. Zefui.on, b. ~; d. — ; m. I.ydia Cu'^hing. 

129. ii. Caleb, b. — ; d. — ; m. 25, i, 1739, Deborah Oldham. Had Isaac^r'.', 

baptized 25, 9, 1763. 
iii. Ruth, b. — ; d. — . 

130. iv. Samukl, b. — ; d. — ; m. 13, 10, 173S, Sarah Joy. 

131. V, Ichabod, b. — ; d. — . 

\\. Abigail, b. — ; d. ~; m. Robert Holmes. 

\ - 


89. IsAAC,=^ {Samuel,'^ Henry, ^) born in Freetown ; '* va- 

Alice, dau. of Lamson Sherman, of Portsmouth, P».. I., i> 

ID, 1701."! These records call Isaac son of Sainucl ^■^■ 

Freetown. From this Isaac descended the late Wiliiaiv. 

* Davis' Plymouth says this Samuel m. Sarah Joy. mi-st \<. an .vror, .'i it says Saiauci ■ 
m. Sarah Joy. 
t Portsmouth (R. I.) tovii records. 


J lowland Taylor, of New Bedford, who sperit a great deal 
of time in searchino; private and public records all over the 
f-i..'unty of Bristol, to find Job, Isaac's son, who was a missing 
link. Near the close of his life he found one of Job's de- 
vocndants on an island in Narragansett Bay, who supplied 
hi:n witli the long-sought-for information, as will be seen 
liereafter= Children : 

132. i. Job, h. 23, i, 1703; d. 19, 9, 1763. 
ii. Mary,- b. 31, 4, 1704; d. — . 


89. Abraham,^ (^SamucI^ IIc7!ry,^) born in Freetown, 
0, 5, 1675 ; m. (says Davis' Pb/mouth) about 1700, Ann, 
d;\u. of Nathaniel Colson, of Newport, R. I. ]f so, she 
conld not have lived long, as other records say he married 
Annie Rouse, v/ho was probably the mother of most of his 
children, as his first son was named Rouse. He originally 
.^•eltled in Pembroke, and was one of the earlier settlers of 
Hanson, which Avas a part of Pembroke. In Pembroke he 
was a surveyor of highways in 17^0, and fence-viewer in 
1724. They were buried in Hanson, and on his headstone 
are the words, ^'Abraham, consort of Mrs. Annie Howland." 
Abraham's will, dated 15, 6, 1745, mentions ch. Rouse, 
Abraliam, Samuel. Joseph, Benjamin, Sarah Dawes, Eliza- 
beth Bonney, g. cli. Mary and Jonathan Mitchell, and 
Howland Beals. Children : 

i. Sarah, b. 28, 8, 1702; d. — ; m. S, 8, 1721, Samuel Dawes, of Bridge- 
ii. Mary, b. 17,9, 1704; d. — ; m. iS, i, 1 721, Jacob i\litchell, of Pembroke, 
iii. Elizabeth, b. 6, 8, 1706; d. — ; m. 29, " ^724, Ichabod Bomiey, of 
'33- iv. Rouse, b. 26, 7, 170S; d. 15, 9, 1774. 

V. CoKiiiNi', bap. 21, 9, 1712; d. — . 
»34- vi. ls.\.\c, b. — ; d. — . 
ixj. vii. AiirwVHAM, b. — ; d. — . 

viii. Anmk, b. — ; d. — ; ra. \0, II, 1734, Solomon Beals,* of Pembroke. 

-A..".otl)<:r authority says a daugliter married Jedediah Beals. 


ix. Alick, b. — ; d. — ; m. G, 5, 1756, Beriali Sampson. Had i, Ho-.m . 

2, Colson. 

136. X. SA^fUK.T,, b. 25, 12, 1717; d. — . He in. and had: i, OUeb; 2, Sa: . 

3, Ichabod; 4, Abbie; 5, Keith, 

137. xi. JosEi'H, b. 3, 4, 1722; d. — . 

138. xii. Bkn'JAMIN, b. 30, 9, 1724; d. — ; m. 16, 2, 1743, Experience Edgar. 

of Hahfax. Had: i, Colson, b. 1744; 2, I'riscilla, b. 1746. 
\J 139-xiii. Zf.bulon, b. — ; d. — . Settled in T^Iaine. 


89. John,'"' (^Samucl^ Henry ,^^ born in Freetown : \\\. 

Eebecca , and had the first five children rnentioni ! 

below, says Davis' Plymouth. The Swanzey T. R. rncr;- 
tion a Jolm v/ho m. 13, 5, 1725, P'reelovc, dan. of Wiliiai. 
and Susanna Vv^ood, b. 19, 3, 1703, and that Ihey had the 
next seven children mentioned below. The last two belu\' 
arc in Scitaate T. R. as children of John and Freelove/ 
Joshua, brother of this Jolin, had 13 children. John's 
children : 

140. i. A son, b. 28, 2, 1 71 7; d. — . 

ii. Rebecca, b. 13, 9, 1718; d. — . 
iii. Saravi, b. 20, 3, 1720; d. — . 
iv. Penelope, b. 22, 5, 1722; d. — . 

V. Susanna, b. 17, 11, 1723; d. : — . 
vi. Maky, b. 23, 5, 1726; d, — . 

vii. Freelove, b, 8, 2, 1730; d. — ; ni. 7. 4, 175S, Ezra Stone, 
viii. Susanna, b. 12, 4, 1731 ; d. — . 
ix. HULDAH, b. 6, II, 1733; d. — . 

141. X. John, b. 13, 3, 1735; d. — . 
xi. Miriam, b. 8, 2, 1742; d. — . 

142. xii. John, b. 14, r, 1744; d. — . 

143. xiii. Caleb, b. 6, i, 1746; d. — . 

144. xiv. Samuel, b. 4, 10, 1748; d. — . 

*This hsis been a matter of much difficulty. From all the facts the writer can gather, he is incline 
to believe that John who married Freelove Wood is this John, and that she was his second v.-.fc. 
Mr.ny of the dcsccnd?-iits of John and Freelove have a tradition that they come frw.i the Tivrrt."- 
liowlands, but there is no Jocumonlary evidence to connect ihfu witli that b.anc;! of the f-air.ily. 



89. Joshua,^ {Sa;unc/,~ //cary,^) born in Freetown ; m, 
ist, 12, 5, 1709^ Elizabeth Holloway, of Taunton; m. 2d, 
17, 2, 1725, Dorothy Lee. Joshua lived for a time in Taun- 
ton, but we find him again a resident of Freetown, as will 
be seen by his father's will. Children, not in order of birth : 

145. i. John, b. 26, 6, 1710; d. 1790. 

146. ii. Malachi, b. 7, 12, 171 1 ; d. 21, 7, 1S02. 

147. iii. Jofi, b. — ; d. — ; m. Jemima Bootri, of Middleborough. Had I, Ju- 

dith ; 2, Jol). 
iv. Elizaueth, b. — ; d. — .* 
14S. V. Geksiiom, b. — ; d. — . 

149. vi. Joshua, b. — ; d. — . 

Children by second wife : 

150. vii. Samuel, b. 6, 2, 1726; d. — . 

151. viii. Isaac, b. 4, 3, 1727; d. 1S12. 

152. ix. Philip,]). 15, 11, 1730; d. — . 

153. X. George, b. iS, 6, 1732; d. — . 

,- 154. xi. Gershom, b. 3, 3, 173.1.; d. 1S23. 
xii. Phebe, b. iS, 3, 1739; d. — . 
xiii; Betsey, b. 3, 9, 1741; d. — ; m. Levi Rounsevillcf 


91. JoiiN,^ (^NathanicU^ Zocih^~ Henry ^^) born in Dart- 
mouth, 14, 4, 1687 ; m. 2, 8, 1712, Tvlary Cook, of Tiverton 
or Portsmouth, R. 1. He was a carpenter. He was kicked 
b}^ a horse in 1749, causing a serious injury, from which he 
died. His estate was divided 2, 11, 1749- -^^^ ^^^^ ^ ^'*^0' 
zealous member of the x\pponegansttt meeting. He shingled 
the old Apponegansett meeting-house in 1733. John's will, 
dated 1749, mentions wife Mar\% and ch. : i, Prince; 2, 
'Israel; 3, John ; 4, Nathaniel; 5, Hannah. He calls him- 
self a farmer. Israel lived in Oblong, N. Y. The inventory 

*Slie m. 2, 10, 1740, V/DIiani Nelson, of Middleborough, and had three sons who were Baptist 

t Levi Rounscville was of Freetown, and a grandson of Philip Rounseville, who m. Mary How- 
land, dau. of Samuel (89.) lie was captain of a company of minute men at Lexington in 1775. 
He was b. 1739; d. 8, i, 1815; m. 2d, Polly Brown. 


of John's estate was £9582. About 1730 he was credited 
a delegate to the Apponegansctt Monthly Meeting iV; ■ 
Rochester, from wliich it appears that he resided in t;.. 
town at that date.* Children: 

155. i. IsKAFX, b. 13, 6, 1713. D. R. call this child Israel; some rcc : ' 
ii. IIANNAIT, b. 1,6, 1715; d. — ; m. 10 mo., 1746, Jonathan Sisson, J- 

m. 2, 7, 1 761, Joseph Gifford? 
ili. Ruth, b. 2S, 2, 1717; d. 2, 3, 1736, unmarried. 
■ 156. iv. John, b. 28, 9, 1719; d. — ; m. Deborah . 

157. V. Nathaniel, b. 7. 5, 1721 (D. R.,) 1726 (D. F. R.) ; d. — ; m. j 

anna Ricketson. 

158. vi. Prince, b. 25, 4, 1727; d. — . 

159. vii. Cook? b. — ; d. — . 


91. James,^ {Nathaniel,^ Zoeth^ Henry, ^) born In Bar- 
mouth, 18, 2, 1689; m. Deborah Cook-j Deborah was :. 
member of the Presbyterian church, and James, who was - 
member of the Apponegansctt meeting, lost his membersh 
for marrying out of the meeting. The records of Tivcrto... 
R. I., have the following entry: "Married in Tiverto: 
James Rowland of Dartmouth and Deborah Cook of Tivc- 
ton, July 25, 1717." She was probably a sister of Jam-, 
brother John's wife. James was one of the most active ^ 
his fathers sons in town affairs, his name appearing moi 
frequently on the town records than any of the others. H 
was surveyor of highways in 1711 ; on the jury in ly.-'i 
fence-viewer in 1722 ; town clerk in 1725 ; surveyor in 172C 
moderator of the town meeting in 1730 and 1734; seleclm.r 
in 1729-33; assessor in 1734, '35' '3^, '39? constable 1: 
1737 ; grand juror in 1742. Children : 

* " 17 J.m. 17JI. Voted that Jolin Ilowlnnd should hr>ve forty two pounds out of the tie.isure:-; 
buy boards, brick and glas?, for the town house."— /?. R. 

t Francis Cook, with child, came in the Mayfiower in 1620, and his wife Esther, with chi ..f 
Jacob and Esther, came in the Anne in 1623. Their daughter Mary was born in 1626. John ni. Sar. 
dau of Richard Warren of the Maynower, in 1634. Jacob, b. in Holland, m. Damans, <.a.;. 
Stephen Hopkins of the Mayflower. Jane m. Experi.xnco Mitchell. Esther m. Richard \. n, 
Mary m. John Thompson. John Cookc settled in DaitmoJth. 


J. liiO>U--, b. I, 12, 1718-, d. 28, 10, 179S. 
. ;. J\MK.s, !). 3, n, 1719; <'• 2S, 10, 1773. 
,',i. I>>iu>K\ii, b. 6. 3, i]-'^'; J, — . 
h. L;.i/.Ai;nu, b. i.z, 7, :7:;4; c!. — ; m. iS, S, 1744, Reuben Swain. 


,:. Gi-oRGE,'* {NatJianicl,^ Zocih^ Henry ^) bovn in 
;k:!;i)oui!i, 4,' 12, 1693 ; m. 1724, Hannah Aiken, of West- 
- *!. George alwa3-s resided in Dartmoutii, and v^^as a 
■'-;;;!■; was promiuonl in politics, and a nicrnber of the 
. :.Tn(ls* meeting. He v/as on the petit j\iry in 1726, the 
-A jui-}- in 1727, was chosen snrveyor in 1735.. and con- 
Mr ir. 1742. Children: 

xi'i. i. 1 liri'il, b. 16, 3, 1732; d. i6, i, 1777. 

ii. Sapaii, b. — ; d. — ; m. 4, 10, 1753, llcjiry Ilowl.ind (184.) 

\ "^ TOO. 

=-;:a Isaac," {Benjamin,^ Zocth,^ Henry ^) born at Round 

'-;:ls.\J)a3trnoiith, 30, i, 1694; m. 29, 12, 1717, Ilaniiah, 

i. olJ^leazeV Allen, of Dartmoutii. Isaac diea 22, 9, 

r'*^, and Hannah died 28, 4, 1736. Isaac owned and 
• ' rK'.:d a farm in tlie soulh pari of the town. lie sccn'is to 

-■ «- heen ;in active nicmber of the Friends' meetirig, and 

■ have had the confidence of his fellow-townsmen. He 
"'*-5 j.clcclman in 1727, surveyor in 1731, constable in 1732 

•■• ''75o' '-R^ the jhny in 1734, etc. Children : 

»• T'lJFKir.AH, b. 30, 9, 171S; d. — ; m. 18, 2, 1742, Job Briggs. 
^*\ ii. IkN-jAV.iN, b. 31, II, 1720; d. — . 

i;. Avne, b. 9, 7, 1723; d. — ; n::. 2, 4, 1744, Daniel GifTord. 
* •« J«. Ai;RAliA\f, b. 9, 9, 1726; d. 10, 9, 1781. 
' ■' ^ '*--•. \c, b. 9, 9, 1-,-r.- ,j. 2, 8, iSn. 

^:- i^ANNAM, 'n. 3, Ti, 1729; d. — ; m. --— Aiken. ,-) 

^=- Aru^..^,, b. 10, 6, 1731; <b — . ^>?. /d^K V . ^s'"^^''- ^ 

■•■-■MiHSKV, b. II, y, 1734; d. 17S3, at Hisporiola. He wa? a i:i3;-.tcr- 
mariner, and lived in Wcstport. 




92. Barnabas,'' (^Bcnjamin^^ Zocthc IJciiryy^) b(^r:. 
Round Hills, in Dartmoutli, 16, 9, 1699; m. ist, ;,o. 
1724, Rebecca, dau. of John Laphani of tl:c same r- -. 
who was b. 5, 8, 1707, and d. 7, 9, 1736; m. 2d, iC. 
1750, Penelope, widow of Jedediah Allen, of Darlindi.- 
Barnabas died 19, 2, i773' His will was dated 10, 10, i-/ 
at which date there were living his v^'ifc Penelope an'l 
his children. Benjamin was appointed executor. 'I'i 
Friends' records, 19, i, 1750, say Barnabas had bccp. 
prison twelve months for " refusinix to ao to v/ar." Ai ■ 
same meeting intention of marriage w;is announced bclW' 
Barnabas liov.hmd P.nd Penelope Allen, Chikh en : 

i. JuiHTH, b. 14, I, 1725; d. — ; m. 39, 7, 1744, Josf-y;]. Russe'l. 1' 
ch. : I, Gilbert; 2, Barnabas; 3, Abraliam; 4j ilumphvey ; ', ' 
becca ; 0, JudiLh; 7, Mary ; S, Patience; 9, Marlli;'. ; 10, l^'iia' - 
II, Joseph, 

167. ii. Bk-n'JAMIn, b. 25, 4, 1727; d. — . 

iii, ELTZABrTH, b. 20, i, 1730; d. 7, 6, 1789; m. 3, o, 1749, Willinn,, s'- 

Jonathan Smith. "^ 
iv. Silvia, b. 28, 2, 1732; d. 5, 2, 1S22; ni. 11, 3, 174S, Jonathr.n, so.; 

Jonathan Smith. Had son Abrarn, v.ho m. ZeiTiah Rickctsoi; 

had 19 children. 

168. V. GiJjEON, b. 29, 3, 1734; d. 2, 5, 1S23, 

vi. Lydia, b. 9, 7, )735 ; d. 21, 2, 1776; rn. i, 5, 1754, Jacob Tnbci. y. 

* 1 find a itcoid whicli says a sister of Gideon Howla'id m. ist, .Silvester Allen ; irv. 2;I, I.e.'. - 
He was piomincnt in Friends' meeting, and served as town constable in 1730. 

Elizabeth and William Smith had: i, Gideon, who m. Patience Ainsworth; 2, Zndock, ■*'•'■ 
Elizabeth Huzzey ; 3, Judith, who m. David Lapham; 4, RelKCca; 5, Catharine, whom. L'.^\ i. '■ 
ley; 6, Caleb, who m. Sarah Kowbach; 7, Noah, whom. Ruixtta Rowbach; 'i, Annie, who 11. ^ 
ard Van Annim; 9, Elizabeth, who m. John Taber; 10, Sylvia, who m. James Esmond. Kcb 
dau. of William and Elizabeth Smith, b. 7, 6, 1759, m. 27, 6, 17S2, John, son of John Fower", I 
10, 1760; d. 12, 4, 1844. They had dau. Elizabeth (only child) b. 31, 8, 1784; m. ci, ic, 1:0;, 
bias L., son of Lawrence Ho^eboom, of Ghent, N. Y. They had: i, Joseph P.; 2, Mrs. H' 
widow of Dr. James Hogeboom; 3, John Tobias; 4, Dr. Charles L.; 5, Eliza, b. 24, 4, iSio. J. 
8, 1867, m. in i8j3, Charles H., son of Moses P.ramhall, who now resides in Washington, D. C. 
was a lawyer, went to Bufl'alo in 1835, to Albany in 1839, and appointed county jiiOiiC Iii - 
went to New York city in 1854, where in 1857 he was on the board of port wi:rderis for nine J' 
After the dc ith of liis wife he bought, in iS58, a farm in Fairfax co., Va., where ho lived nine y ' 
Gen. Canby appointed him judge c.f the Virginia Circuit Court for the RiLhmond circuit v 
office he tilled creditably for two years. Children living: i, V/iHiam Lc^.;ett, b. 26, 7, j^"- 
Ann?. T., clru. c:' Charles and Eiizabeih S. Howland — no children, living in Washington i:i i- -, 

■ Frank J., b. 9, 4, 1S46, ni. Jeannie, dau. of Robert II. Nichol is — iias a son Robert N., b. 10, 3. ' 
and resided in Chicago in 1SS4; 3, John Tobias, b. 6, 10, lUj, n.. i374, Sarah 11., only ciii'.c f-f .' 

. D. Wetsell, of Albany, N, V., where they now reside witli a lai.iily oi four chuarcn. 



93. Daniel,^ {Daniel^' Zocth^ Iloiry,^) born in Tiver- 
ton, R. I., 29, 5, 1691 ; m. Judith , 18, 7, 1713, who was 

born 6, 3, 1687, and died 9, 4, 1769, at the residence of her 
son Daniel, in East Greenwich, R. I. Some of their chil- 
dren were born in Portsmouth, R. I. He was associated 
with his father in ferrying. He represented Portsmouth in 
the Rhode Island General Assembly in 1744 and 1748, and 
was an assistant in 17^2-46 and in 1765. He was admitted 
a freeman in Portsmoutli in 1717 ; was auditor of the town in 
1742. He was clerk of the court of common pleas in 1759. 
Daniel and his brother were concerned in navigation, and 
experienced severe losses, which induced Daniel to attempt 
a difierent business, and in the year 174S he purchased a 
small farm in the township of East Greenwich, R. I., and 
not Ion;*; after removed there, with his wife and son and son's 
wife and two children. In 1752 he died suddenly of a fit. 
Judith survived her husband a numl^er of years, retaining in 
advanced age that brightness of intellect and soundness of 
judgment which had shone conspicuousl}' through earlier 
life. She died aged 82 years. At the decease of Daniel 
Sen., Daniel Jr. came into possession of the farm, and it has 
remained in the family. Children : 

169. i. John, b. 4, 12, 171S; d. — , A John and wife Rebecca, of Tiverton, R. 

I., mortgaged their property, 14, 2, 17G6. 

170. ii. Isaac, b. 1719; d. — . 

iii. LuciANNA, b. 1720; d. — . 

171. iv. Joshua, b. 1721 ; d. — . 

172. V. Daniel, b. 7, 12, 1724; d. 7, 8, 1802. 

173. vi. JosF.rn, b. 1731 ; d. — . 


93. John,'' (^Daniel? Zoclh,"^ Ilcni-y}') born at Tiverton, 
R. I., 29, 7, 1696; m. 4, 12, 1718, Bathsheba, dau. of Isaac 
Barker, of Portsmouth, R. I. He was a distiller in Tiver- 
ton, R. I., near the railroad bridge, a prominent man in 


town afTairs, and a member of the General Assembly. I;\ 
died at Newport, R. I., at an advanced age. After !.;. 
father's dealli, John bought his l:)rothers' shares of his fadio: ' 
estate. IJe is recorded in 1733 as a merchant at Tiverton, 
and in 1747-S he represented that town in the state legi.sla- 
ture. The town meetings were held in his house, and hr 
served as moderator of them for many 3-ears. Their clii!- 
dren's birtlis are in Tiverton town records, as below : 

174. j. Daniel S., b. 8, 10, 1719; d. without issue; m, 22, i, 1740, S.irah 

Slocum, r-nd lived at Tiveiton, R. I. 

175. ii. Thomas, b. 25, 4, 1722; d. — . 

iii. Mekcv, b. 9, 10, 1723; d- 5, 11, 1736. 

176. iv. John, u. 20, 12, 172S; d. 16, 2, 1730. 

Ail the children died before their father but Thomas, wlv. 
represented himself at probate as sole heir. 


93. Isaac,"* (JJauid,^ Zocih,~ Hcnry,^) born at Tiverton. 
R. ]., 7, 4, 1698; m. 10, 9, 1728, Elizabeth, dan. of John 
Brown, of Tiverton. He was a joiner, living in Sandwich 
in 1719, when he sold his share of his father's estate to 

his brother John, wlio was a shipwright at Tiverton, R. 1. i 

He served the town of Tiverton as constable in 1740. Tin- | 

Tiverton T. R. have something regarding the birth snJ I 

death of tlieir children. Children : I- 

177. i. William, b. — ; d. — . %, 

178. ii. Samuel, b. —; d. — ; m. 17, 9, 1750, Elizabeth, dau. of Obed aivJ -[ 

Hannah Butler. He probably kept Howland's ferry at Tiverton, R. 

I. The town meetings were held in his house, and he was a good ; 

deal in public life. '''•:. 

179. iii. John, b. — ; d. — . \ 
iv, Mary, b. — ; d. — . % 

93. Benjamin,' {Daniel,'^ Zocth,'' ITairy,') bcnm fit Tiv- 
erton, R. I., 23, 5, 1703; m. I, 4, 1727. Sarah, dau. oi' 


Joseph Wanton* of the same town, b. 27, 4, 1696. He was 
a mariner. Tiverton records say Benjamin died, and Sarah 
married Thomas Spencer, of East Greenwich, R. I. Upon 
the death of Benjamin, his widow was appointed adminis- 
tratrix of the estate. Children : 

I So. i. Bf.n'jamin, b. 9, 7, 1730; (1. at sea in early life. 

iSi. ii. Wanton, b. 2, i, 1733; d. soon after 1755. (Tiverton (K. I.) T. R.) 


94. ZoETii,'^ {//cury,^ Zocihy- Jloiry,'^) born in Dart- 
mouth, 3,11, 1 701 ; m. Sarah . He was a town officer 

of Dartmoutli in 1731. He lived in VVestport during the 
last of his lite, where he was a larmer. Children : 

i. Lydia, b. 31, 5, 1725; d. — . 

ii. Hannah, b. 27, 12, 1726; d. — ; m. 6, 12, 1750, James, son of Richard 

182. iii. Daniel, b. 6, 3, 1728; d. — ; pub. 21, 10, 1752, with Rachel Trijip, of 

Dartmouth. Had son Daniel 

183. iv. Phii.U', b. 21, 3, 1731 ; d. — . 

94. Henry,'* {Henry ^^ Zoci/i,~ Ilcn^-y,^) born in Dart- 
mouth, 3, 4, 1703 ; "m. 24, 2, 1728, Hannah Smith of the 
same town." (D. F. R.) A Henry m. Elizabeth Briggy, 
27, 12, 1722. This was doubtless the first wife of this 
Henry, and probably a sister of his brother Thomas' wife. 
Children : 

.\^ 1 84. i. Henry, b. 26, 6, 1729; d. — . 

ii. Debor..\H, b. 9, 5, 1733; d. — ; m. Joseph Slade; intention dated 9th 
mo., 1760. 

* Joseph Wanton was the son of Edward ^^'anton, of Scituate, Mass., who was a Quaker. Ed- 
ward's propertj^ was seized at various dates, .as follows: In 1676, " five pewter platters for the preist's 
rate"; in 16S0, "2 oxen i<\c a cow for ditto "; in 1G85, " a cow for ditto"; in 1696, " a puter plater & a 
bason valued at los." — / etubroke Friends' Records. 

In 1707-8 the Quarterly Meetings were held at his house at Scituate. His son Joseph settled ia 
Tiverton, R. I., where he served as selectman, and in 1715 was chosen minister of the town. 

The children of Jose;ih Wanton were as follows: i, Elizabeth, b. 5, 1, t6oo, m. Abraham Borden, 
of Tiverton; 2, Edward, b. 20, 4. 1692; 3, Gideon C, b. 20, 10, 1693; 4, Sarah, b. 27, 4, 1696, in. 
Benjamin Howland (ii;,) ; 5, Joseph, b. 9, i, 1693; 6, Marj', b. 10, 6, 1700, m. Thomas Richardson, 
of Newport, R. I. 



94. TuoylA.s,'^ {ITcnry,^ Zocfh,^ Henry, '^) born in Dan- 
mouth, 6, 6, 1709; m. 17, 12, 1733, Content Bri^^^rg, ..; 
Dartnnonth. Child : 

1S5. i. David, b. 25, 8, 1734; d. — ; was pub. 8, 12, 1753, svith Zerviah Ru,,,." 
who d. 29, 10, I Si 5, aged about So years. 


94. Stephen,'* {Ileny-y,^ Zocth,- Henry, ^) born in Dar'- 
mouth, 14, 5, 1716; m. 22, 12, 1743, Mary Briggs. {]). 
R .) A Stephen whom the writer has some reason to beHcv- 
to be Ibis Stephen, settled in Washington Hollow, N, Y.. 
near Nine Partners Friends' sciiool. From his descendan: 
the following particulars are gathered : 

His wife's name was Mar}-. He owned and sailed i 
a West India merchantman from New Bedford? The la>: 
voyage, the vessel went ashore in a storm and was vx'reckcc*. 
Stephen was mate of her at the time. It v/as reported ar..: 
believed in New Bedford that the crew vrerc lost, but tlie; 
were not. When Stephen returned to his home his wi- 
was rinsing clotlies at the well in the yard, and he reachCii 
her side before she knew of the presence of any one. U]" -■ 
looking around slie fainted and fell to the ground. Slie ^v. 
borne into the house by her husband, and it required cc:'. 
siderable effort to resuscitate her. This occasioned a g? ■■ 
deal of excitement in the little village of New Bedford. H' 
discontinued sea service at this time, sold his goods a'.- 
chattels, and, acccompanied by his wife and maiden si.^'u-- 
Mary and Elizabeth? moved to Dutchess co., N. Y. 1' 
was about 6 feet in heigljt, weighing over 200 pounds. 1-- 
son .Stephen was about 5 feet 10 indies, and v eighed as ' :;J 
as 250 pounds ; his g. s. vStephen was about 5 feet 10 inclr - 
and weighed over 200 pounds ; his g. s. Nchemiah mv:i - 
ured 6 feet 2^ inches, ^^as erect and slrono- ; his ';'. i' " 
William, son of Nehemiali, has weighed as high as 264 1- • 


Cbildn';n of Stephen, son of Ilcnry (D. R.) : 

i. Abigail, b. i, 9, 1745; d. — . 
•i. Kl'V.A7!Ct:t, 1). 7, 3, 174S; d. — . 
,*<•, iii. I'KiNCF., b. 29, II, 1749 ■ ^- — • 

ChUtircn of Slcphcn at Wasiiington Hollow, N. Y., as 
' :lcd bv his descendants from hearsay : 

J ; iv. Sri;rHi-.N', b. — ; d. — . 

V. M/-RV, b. — ; d. — ; m. J. C. Bishop and settled in daiivilh, K.\., 

s^.d frt<m them coines a large posterity. 
\'i. ELiZAi!i:T}i, b. — ; d. — . 

12 2. 

>'>5. Samuel,"' {JVichcJas,'^ Zoct/iy^ Ilony,^) born in DarL- 
■^■'Ai, io, 2, 170] ; ra. 1st, 9, II, 3723, vSaral), dau. of 

. ;l!i:'.ni Sowle, of Dartmouth ; m. 2d, 8, 2, 1748, Ruth Da- 
!. of Dartmouth. He always Ji-ed in Dartmouth, where 
-iicd. Children : 

«-S- J. N.'C.-.'Oi.AS, b. I, 1, 1725; d.-— . 

'i'-i- ii. SA>ii/K!, b. 12, 3, 1727; d. 22. 3, 1813. 

iii Hannah, b. 27, 2, 1728; d. — ; m. 1746, Joiiathan, son of Jonath~.u 

Sisson, of Westpoit. . > 

iv. Sarah, b. 31, 8, 1731; d. — ; in. Francis Barber. Ojl/l./iC;. /C-'-'w^ 
V. Alice, b. 6, 12, 1733; d. — . """*" »'J« fV^'tUi"^;*} \ 

>i- Mary, b. 14, 12, 1736; d.—. _ O ^^J 

'""^ Vii. Vi'n.i,)A:--i, i/. 24, 10, 1738; d. 1787; m. 7, S, 176S, Sarah Brownell. 
''ti. K.'. '.vi;; rn, b. 2, 4, 1741 ; d. — . 

Children by second wife : 

"•A- u. Silas, b. 8, 8, 1749; d. — . 

X- KiMci;, b. 4, 6, 1751 ; d. — . 
'/•'•xi. RKfKKX, b. iS, II, 17^4; d. — ; m. 19, 11, 17S3, Hannah Brownell. 
*?.4^ *u. Danu-.l, b. 3, 2, 1757; d. — . 
'•-* »-::i. Wmstux, b. 23, 3, 1759 ; d. — . 


-5- XiC!i(n...s,'= (.a'/V/V'A75,3 Zocth? Ilniry,') born in 
■*n-*no\iilj, 13^ :;^ 1706; m. ist, 25, 3, 1736, Zeruiah Rus- 
'-'► ^•^.. 2d. 9, ij, 1-62, widow Sarah (C'ook) Devcl, of 



Dartmouth. A Kicliolas (probai)!} iS8) in. iNlary Si.ssc:., 
19, 9, 1750. (D. F. R.) Children; 

i. Ruth, b. 2, 2, 1737; d. — ; m. Hathaway. 

ii. Rebi:ckah, b. 23. 8, 173S; d. — ; rn. 15, 5, 1766, Davi.l Briggi. 

195. iii. Timothy, b. 14, 4, 1743; d. 13, 5, iSoo. 

iv. Elizabeth, b. 12, 7, 1747; d. — ; m. 16, i, 1773, Tjarker Little. 

196. V. JoNATHAK, b. 14, 3, 1751 ; d. — ; in. Mary Allen, of Dartmouth, \\\ c: 

they always lived. Children: i, Nicholas, b. )i, 7, 1775, m. 

Durfee; 2, James, b. 17, 8, 1777; 3, Ilarnah. 


95. Daniel,'^ {NicJwlas,^ ZodJw Henry. }^ born 27, i; 
1712; m. 1st, 2, 4, 1741, Mary, dau. of Eleazcr and Deb- 
orah (dau. of Deliverance Smith) Slocum, of Dartmoutr.. 
who died 14, 6, 1742 ; m. 2d, 13, 7, 1746, Edilh Potter, w!;- 
died 13, 3, 1815. Children: 

i. Mary, b. 28, 3, 1742; d. — . 

Children b}' second wife : 

ii. Ia'THAX, b. 1=;, 9, 1746: d. — . Tie la. and had a son Pardon, who n:. 

Sarah and hved in Dartmouth or. what is now called the Lu;h..: 

Howland place, the old honicslctid, where hi? children v.-ere bo;i' 
Pardon and Sarah had: i, Jonathan D., a master-mariner, who d;; ■■ 
at Honolulu ; 2, Cideon. who died at New Bedford, o;jcd iS ; 3, J^-''^'- 
B., was a master-mariner, and died in South America; 4, James 'l:v- 
lor, died at Charlcstown in 1S71 ; 5, Phebe A., ni. Gideon Dcvoll, ^ 
New Bedford. James Taylor Howland was born in Darcmoull' ; - 
1st, Maria, dau. of William Howland; m. 2d, lo, i, 1S56, Sarah (I':- 
vis,) widow of Isaac Sherman. James T. was a whaling captain r\'- 
sailed from New Bedford, v. lure they lived until 1863, when tl;--.- 
removed to Charlcstown, wherf.' Mrs. Howland and daughter Ade):i '■■ 
Mari.a, b. 10, 3, 1S5G, resided i)i 1S85. 

iii. Pheue, b. 6, 12, 1747; d. — ; m. 1779, Stephen Russell, of Dartn:ou:' 

iv. Margaket, b. 18, 3, 1750; d. — . 
197. V. Caleb, b. 19, 2, 1752; d. — ; m. 16, 3, 1777. 

19S. vi. Joshua, b. 27, 8, 1754; d. 6, i, 1S22; m. 13, 4, 1788, Eunice Wood, '■ 
1772, d. about I S_'o. They settled in \Yestport. Children: i. Jo.-h'J---. 
b. 27, 8, 1796, d. 17, 8, 1839; 2, Fhebe: 3, Hannah, m. .Mien lb--- 
land, of Dartmouth; 4, Ev.nice, ni. Royal Smith, of Dartmouth, no' 
Russell's Mills ; 5, Abigail, m. Cod!"rey Cornell, of Wcstp^)rt; 6, Nat;.';. 
m. Joseph Cornell, of Dartmouth ; several sois, who died young. .•^•' 
the children die.d before 1S69. 


t.n. vii. Daniel, b. 3, 7, 1759; d. 1S21. 

v>:i. KDirii, h. 31, 7, 1762', d. — ; m. ist, 26, 8, 1785, William .TicLens ; m. 
2d, 27, 3, 1805, Henry Tucker. 

126. . 

Ov. Benjamin,'^ {Nicholas,^ Zocth,~ Hein-y,^) bom in 
-^nmouth, 30, 9, 1716, and died there 8, lo, 1755 ; m. 
\:'.x Ou'ise, of Covenliy, R. I. He was a well-to-do 
■^'■!(.•r. lie was drowned crossing a bridge on a dark niglit. 
• 'Idr-'n : 

•■1 i. Cn'FoN; b. 4, 3, 1750; d. 29. 5, 1821. 

ii. Sylvia, b. u, 2, 1752; d. 4, 5, 1S22: m. 26, i, 1770, Humpbrey 4 
(Humphrcy,3 Deliverance,2 Jobn i) Sniilli, of Dartinoulh. Had Ben- 
jamin Ilowland, %vho m. i8, ii, 1794, Sylvia 6 (Elihu,5 Gilc5,4 Peleg,3 
Giles,2 Antliony i) Slocain, and had ch. : i, Humphrey, b. 13, 10, 
1795, d. 23, 2, 1S77; 2, Frederick, b. 5, 5, 1797, d. 8, 6, 1870; 3, 
Slocura, b. 16, 9, 1799, d. 29, 3, 1S02; 4, Elihu S., b. 0, 9, 1S02, d. 
— : 5, Hijah.b. 29, 12, 1S04, d. 28, JO, 1867; 6, Cornelius H., b. 12, 7, 
1S09, d. 28, 6, 1866; 7, Sylvia H., 1>. 25, 7, iSo;, d. 15, 3, 1S54; 8, 
Hetty, b. 16, 7, 1S12, d. 6, li, 1S76. 

>-l. i;.:. lit:^'jAkllN, b. 12, 10, 1754; d. 23, 9, 1S31. 


^^. JoK,'' {Nicholas,^ Zoeih,^ Henry,'') born in Dart- 
'^^ith, 26, 7, 1714 (1719, on p. 84, is an error) ; m. 27, i, 
■ .'7< Naomi Chase. They always lived in Dartmouth, 
■•< 'C he was a farmer. Children : 

** •' i. JosKrii, b. 6, 8, 1734; d. — ; m. 176^, Eathsheba Sherman. 

'"'. Edith, b, 18, 3, 1741 ; d. — ; m. 175S, Humphrey Smith. ~ 

_.•*. .^ur-v, b. 8, 3, 1742: d.— . 

**. Hannah, b. 15, 2, 1745 ; d. — . (A Hannah m. Joseph C'.ifford, 1 761.) 
f. Mu;y, b. 30, 5, 1746; d. — . 

■V i'^KttrcA, b. ifj^ 12, 1748: d. — ; m. Stephen Sherman. 
^ >• --i. joii, 5). 3, 2, 1751: d. ---.' 
*--* »u.. bMu., i). 27. ic, ,753; d. 4, S; 1754. 

**$• ». AURAIIAM, b. 22, 9, 1756; d. — . 

^- '^•ii-n r, b. 25. 9, 1760; d. — . 



97. ]or,/- {Isaac, ^ Samuel,^ Henry }) born In Rlyod.; 
Island, 23, I, 1703; m. Jemima Wilson, of Jamcstovn, P.. 
1. lie lived on the island of Conanicut, Jamestown, R. 1.. 
and \'.'as a farmer. On his gravestone in tiuit to\\n is thi, 
inscription : "Job Rowland died Sept. 19, 1763, in tlifc oiti 
year of his age." Tradition says that Job vras " brouglv. 
up by his cousin Daniel," of Holland's Ferry, (Stone 
Bridge,) Tiverton, R. I. Children, not in order of birth: 

207. i. Jon.v^b.'^-; d. — ; m. Mary Coggeshall, of rorlsiiioui.h, R. I. Pic 

>''lived on Conanicut Island, and owned the second farm south of the 

ferry, en tlie east shore. He died at Jamestown, R, T. Had ch. : \. 

' Daniel, who owned and lived on the farm scut]) of the- fony and roa.i 

across Conanicut Island ; he also cwntd the west ferry, and other 

property on the island; ch., i, John, 2, Isaac. 2. Mary, m. j:.cnjai:3in 

Gardiner, of Middletown, R. I.; d. .it Jamestown; had so-.i John, who 

lived at Conanicut. 

2oS. ii. Isaac, b. — ; d. — . He owned a farn., and lived near the north cid 

of Conanicut till he died, iSoq, 

209. iii. Joi:, b, II, 6, 17.12; d. 24, 4, 1700; ra. Sarah iiecbc, of NevporV, K. I. 

H=v hved in Ncwpoil and Taunton, and had ch. : l, Samuel ; 2, 1:;;nu , 
3, Tob; 4, rereg-rlne; 5, farah, who m. Robert W, Gardiner, d. -'u 
Newport, R. L, had son Ch.andler who lived at Nantucket, and whose 
daughter m. Eethucl Penniman, of New Bedford; 6, Eiiiabeth, n^. 
Albert W. Gardiner. 

210. iv. "William, b. — ; d. — . 

.211. V. Peregrine, b. — ; d. — . He never married, lie was !;;:,ster of J 
vessel, and sailed in the employ of Isaac Hovvland (165,) of Nev*- F"-i!- 
ford. Later in life he kept a shop in the Isaac Howland hov.-.e, con.-r 
of Union and First streets, New Bedford. He died at 1 annton, ana 
his will is dated May 3, 17S3. Inventory of estate, ^361 Cs. 7d. 

212. vi. Abel, b. — ; d. — . 

213. vii. Samuel, b. — ; d. — . 

viii. RosANNA, b. — ; d. — ; m. Fish, of Tauntou. 

ix. Alice, b. — ; d. — ; m. Fish, of Tauntou. 

X, Mary, b, — ; d. — ; m. Col. Drury, of Grafton. 

9S. RousH," {Abraham,^ SumucI,- Henry ^) born in 
Pembroke, 170S; m. ist, 27, 11, 1729, Anna Bonney ; m- 
2d, 23, 7, 1744, Lydia, dau. of Samuel ]3o\v1>js, of Rochc.*^- 


:.*f b. 8, 1^ I724' The Pembroke T. R. give the marriage 
,.f Rouse Howland and Annie Bonnets 29, 12, 1729, and a i 
, hild of the same, Anna, b. 25, 4, 1743. 
Children, not in order of birth : 

;'I4. J. TEKE7., b. — ; d. — . 

ii. Br.uiJ^H, b. — ; d. — ; m. Charles Eisbee. 
J 1 5. iii. JosKi'H, b. — ; d. — . 

iv. Diana, b. i, 7, 1756; d. 7, 9, 1S05; m. 20, 5, 1779, Let, son of Blancy 
Phillips and Christian Wadsworth. Lot and Diana had: i, Ezra, b. 
27, 10, 1779, d. 6, 7, J856. by lightning; 2, Mehitable, b. 12, 5, 1783, 
d. 10, 6, 1S72, m. E. B. Kcene; 3, Lydia, b. 7, 4, 1786, d. 2, 10, 1820, 
m. R. Holmes; 4, Sarah, b. 11, 6, 17S8, d. 11, 9, 1833, m. B. Barker; 
5, Diana, b. 7, 3, 1791, d. iS, 3, 1875, m. Joseph Allen, Jr.; 6, Christ- 
ian "Wadswortli, b. 2, 9, 1793, d. 8, 5, 1S29, m. C. Monroe; 7, Blaney, 
b. 30, II, 1797, d. 8, 5, 1829, m, Chloe Murdock. Ezra, son of Lot 
and Diana (Howland) Phillips, m. 1st, i&, 1 1, 1809, Mehitable Allen; m. 
2d, 25, 9, 1814, Lucy Chamberlain ; and m. 3d, 5, 5, 1833, wid. Abigail 
(Phillips) Pratt. Had ch. : i, Ezra, b, 10, 10, iSio, d. 15, 5, 18S2; 
2, Mehitable A., b. 22, 12, 181 1, m. Charles Beal; 3, Lucy P., b. 30, 

5, iSiS, d. 16, II, 1S58, m. Monroe; 4, George, b. 7, 7, 1824, d. 

30, I, 1859, m. Bethia Hathaway; 5, Lot, b. 13, 2, 184 1, m. Sarah A. 
Barker. Ezra, son of Ezra and Mehitable (Allen) Phillips, m. 27, ir, 
1834, Catherine Hitchcock Tilden, dau. cf Dr. Calvin Tilden and 
Catherine Hitchcock, and had ch. : I, Calvin T., b. 3, 3, 1836, m. 
Maria E. Josselyn; 2, Catherme, b. 14, 5, 1842, d. 30, 12, 1843; 3, 
Morrill A., b. 27, 2, 1844, m. Sophia R. Simmons; 4, Charles F., b. 
21, 4, 1846; 5, Alfred T., b. 16, 11, 1S49, d. 5, 3, 1850. 

V. Ei.siE, b. — ; d. — ; m. Silas Cross. 

vi. Dkliveranc:^, b. — ; d. — ; m. E. Crocker. 

vii. LvDiA, b. — ; d. — ; m. Joseph Leavitt. 
\;ii. Li c\-, b. — ; d. — ; m. Wilson. 

i*. Ri-BECCA, b. — ; d. — ; m. Daniel Childs. 

X. Baga, b. — ; d. — ; never married. 

Davis' Plymouth gives a ch'ld Zeruiah, but descendants of Rouse think 
this was a child of Lydia Bowles by a subsequent husband. 

0. AhRAiiAM,^ (^Abraham, "^ ScrnnicI,^ Hcnj-y,^') born in 
J •:?::. >roke ; m. 1731, Sarah Simmons. He lived and died 
^ 'Vinbroke, where he held public offices in 174^ '49, '52. 
ChihJien : 

'• Ann, b. 5, 7, 1732; d. — ; m. 12, 7, 1756, Gideon Ross, of Hanson. 
•■- 1 1 ANNA;;, li. q^ ^^ 1 734; d. — ; m. Isaac Delano. 


216. iii. Sylvkster, b. 27, 7, 1736; d. — . 

iv. Rachkl, b. 26, 10, 1738; d. — ; ni. Stephen Stockbridge. 

V. Sarah, b. 15, 8, 1740; d. — ; m. Hayncs. 

vj. Bktiy, b. 15,4, 1743; d. — ; m. 7, 9, 1766, Eiishn Hatch, of Scitiiatt. 
vii. Ia'PIA, b. 9, 9, 1745; d. — ; m. T^oali Sinuiions. 
viii. Rr^KCCA, b. — : d. — ; m. Mr.rtin. 

217. ix, Ar.KAHAM, b. — ; d. — ; m. 1793, Elizabeth Fiu-.iey. Had: i, AYiliia;-, 

b. 1794, in. I'olly B. Clark, 1S16, and liad I\Iary, 2, Betsey, b. 179;'. 
m. Jolm Swil. 

218. X. Isaac, b. — ; d. — ; m. Sarah Doten, 
xi. J'^AN'XA, b. — ; d. — ; m. Barlow. 

219. xii. jAcon.b. — ; d. — ; r;i. Sarah . Had: i, Sally; 2, Betsey; 3, Lyuii.. 

I xiii. Naomi, b. — ; d. — . 

I xiv. Rl'TH, b. — ; d. — ; m. T.uke Stetson, 

i I XV. CoNT£N'i, b. — ; d. — ; m. Ellis Holmes, 


9S. Joseph,* (^Abraham, ^ Samuel ^^ J{cvry^'^) born i:: 
Pembi-oke, 3, 4, 1722 ; m. ist, Lydla Pierce; m. 2d, R^Im 
Whitten. There were fifi.y years bet\\ cen tlie first and sec- 
ond raarririge, yet he dressed in the same suit at the seccr.u 
ceremon}^ ihat he wore at the first. Children : 

i. Sylvia, b. — ; d. — , 

ii. Pkddy, b. — ; d. — . 

220. iii. Pkrez, b. 3, 12, 1755; d. 6, 12, 1855. 

221. iv. JosF.rH, b. — ; d. — . 

V. Peddy, b. — ;? d. — . 


99. Samuel/ {'JoJin,'^ Samuel^ Henry }^ The writtr 
is not certain that this vSamuel belongs here, but thinks ih' 
first child of John (99) was this Samuel,* who the Swanzey 
T. R. sa}', 17, 4, 1740, m. Freelove Seaman, and had th-. 
first two children mentioned below. The records of tiv.^ 
other children are from Glocester (R. I.) T. R.f Childrer; : 

♦Onr piece of evidence oppo- <:d to this thcorj- is the siipposiliou lliat John had another sen ^3-*- 
ticl. See page 86. 

tThe records of Glocester, R. I., in tlic census of 1774, h:-»c tl\c following Ilowhind fanulic . 
with the number of mcmberK of each : Thomas, 7; Samuel, 70; John, 3; John, Jr., 7: \\il!iii::, ; 
In Scituatc: Samuel, 11; Edward, 4. 

HENRY Holland's descendants. ioi 

222. i. John, b. i^, 2, 1741 ; d. — . John, son of Samuel, of Gloccster, R. I., 

m. Merabe Franklin, dau. of Elisha Franklin, of Scituate, R. F, 15,9, 
A-j-jG.— Glocester {R. /.) T. R. 

223. ii. Thomas, b. 26, 2, 1743; d. — . 

224. iii. Samuel, of Scituate, son of Samuel Holland of Glucester, m. Hannah 

Franklin, of Scituate, 3, 12, 1779.* 

225. iv. Caleb, b. — ; d. — .f 

226. V. AciL, b. — ; d. — -t 

100. John,'* (yos/iua,^ Savitie/,'^ I/cnry,^) born in Free- 
town, 26, 6, 1710; d. there 1790; m. 28, 10, 1736, Ab- 
igail, (or Elizabeth,) dau. of Isaac and Abigail Peirce, of 
Middleborough. She died in 1786. Children: 

i. Judith, b. 10, 4, 173S; died in infancy. 
ii. Elizakith, b. — ; d. — ; m. Job Simmons, of I'^ectown. 

227. iii. Ji'HN, b. 1742; d. 13, I, iSio. 

iv. AuiG.'Vn., b. — ; d. — ; m. Lot Hathaway, of New Bedford. They moved 

lo Vermont, and had: i. Lot; 2, Paul; and f'thers. 
V. Marv, b. — ; d. — ; m. John Edminsttr, of Freeto vn. 

228. vi. RuFUS, b. 6, 5, 1751; d. 2, 6, 1816. 

vii. Levina, b. — ; d. — ; m. Noah Ashley, of I'reetown. 
viii. Judith, b. 25, 2, 1755; d. — ; m. Larl Scars, of Middleborough. Had 
a son Earl. 

229. ix. EzRECK, b. — ; d. — . 


100. Malaciii,'' (yos/iiia,^ Samuel,- Henry, ^^ born in 
Freetown, 7, 12, 171 1 : m. 1744, Hope Dwelly, and settled 
in Middleborough, where he died at the age of 90. Chil- 
dren : 

230. i. John, b. — ; d. — . 

231. ii. MAT„'\Ciri, b. — ; d. — . 

232. iii. Consider, b. 17, S, 1752 or '53; d. — . He lived in Middleborough. 

*The Scituate records give the following: *' Tabitlia llowlruid, d.-iii. Snmuel and wife, b. 6, i, 
1745; Samnel, s. of S.iinuel and Freelovc, li. 4, 10, 174R." 

t Dr. George W. Howland, of Flint, Mich., says that the above Samuel, Jr., had b.othcrs Caleb, 
Acil, John C, and Thomas. 


iv. Makv, b. — ; d. — ; m. reicf^riiie White. Had ch. : i, Tl'rjr;:;^ 
MalacM; 3, Hope. 
235. V. Samui:l, b. — ; d. — . 

234. vi. Ebexj-.zek, b. — ; d. — . Settled in Middlol^orougli, a ad had: 1, ;. 

diah (who m. Susan , and hrul, — i, lames, :>, Irene, 3, lU-r; i.- 

4, vShuhael, 5, John); 2, Elan; 3, Isaac; 4, Abif^ai!; 5, Fli^ab'.;'. : 
Hope; 7, Sally. 

235. vii. AuiiAiiAM, b. — ; d. — . Settled in Jiloiitnelirr, Vt. Had tv.y : 

one of thevii, Nelson, was a physician, 
viii. EuzAL'Eia, b. — ; d. — , unmarried. 
be. Ann, b. — ; d. — , unmarried. 


J GO. Joshua," (Jos/ma,^ SavincL- ITcnry}) born ;■ 
In-eetowD or Taunton ; m. IMary Allen, and settled in Fret 
town. We know nothing more of his liistory, but think i, 
may have rnoveJ Lo Delaware co., N. ^\ ; at least, that 1:: 
son Seth did, as a Seth died there in 1830, and a descer..'.- 
ant of this Joshua's nepljew Rev. Gershom IIo^vland {;l^■ 
says she has heard him speak of " cousin Seth.'" Childrc;: 
perhaps not in order of birth : 

236. i. JOSHC-A, b. — ; d. — ; m. ist, Phebe Chase, ar.d had : 1, Mary, b. r;' 

m. Wm. Rounseville, of Carlisle, N, Y.; 2, Wealtiiea, b. 17S0, m. X'.'- 
mund Teirce, of Freetown: 3, Phebe, b. 17S3, m. Joseph Evnns, < ; 
Frcetov.n; 4, Keturah, b. 17S5, m. Malachi Holland. Josluui m. : '. 
17S9, wid. Abigail Peirce, dau. of Silas Hathaway, of Freclo'vi!, :s.\ 
had Seth, 17S9, who m. ist, 1S08, Abigail Ashley; in. 2d, 1S-4, J;:- 
lena Haskins. Seth and Abigail had: i, Joshua, b. 1S09; 2, Ali..;. •, 
b. lSil,m. Xoah H. Evans, of Freetown ; 3, Adaline, b. 18(3; 4, U;- 
tha, b. 1S14, m. Ruth Peirce, of Freetown ; 5, William A., b. 1S17, v 
Frances A. Hundley; 6, Harrison, b. 1820; 7, F'rank, b. 1822, ra. Har- 
riet jNIoutiigue. Seth and Philena had : 8, Maria J., b. 1825, m. J). II. 
Wilbur; 9, Angcline, b. 182S ; 10, Sumner M., b. 1S29; 11, Carcii". 
C, b. 1S30, m. Levi S. Cook, of Milton; 12, Melissa D., b. lf-\;;. 
13, Amanda ^L F.. b. 1S35, "^- J-icob C. Haskins, of Lakcville; la, Or- 
leans Jackson, b. 1S37 ; 15, Seth A., b. 1S30. 

237. ii. Skim, b. --; d. — ; m. Mary Russell, of Nantucket, 
iii. K-JvruuAir, b. — ; d. --. 

iv. Wealthea, b. — ; d. --; m. 1771, Sclh Hathaway. 
23S. V. Pjulo, b. — ; d. — . 
vi. :Mary, b. — ; d. --. 



!00. Isaac,"' {yos/inn,'^ Savmcl," llenry,'^) m. ist, i749» 
Kr-.tbarine Howard, of Freetown; m. 2d, I2tli mo., i/^'/' 
Kutii Mitchell. Children : 

tti}. i. CjEOKGi-;, b. -— ; c1. — ; m. ist, Deborah Shaw- ui. 2tl, wid. Petsey Sbriv,-, 
J40. ii. Samukl, b. — ; d. — . Scttlod iu Lisle, Broome co., N. V. 
t^i. iii. Vvil.LlAM, b. 1767: d. 1S47; ill. 1790, Elizabeth Bryant, of Freetown. 
Ijfad a son ^Villiam. 

iv. J^ACllKI V '". — ; d. — . 

V. Koiiii^v, b. --; d. — . 

vi. Hankau, b. — ; d. — . 


jcx>. Gersiio?.'.,'^ ijjoshua^^ Samuel^- Henry, '^) born 3, 
,^, I73-P in Freetown; m. Elizabeth. Parker, b. 2, 3, 1737. 
Me served in the French war. Soon after the P^evolutionary 
y~-'!\T. in which his oldest son served, he moved to Delaware 
»:•>., N. v., and settled near Deposit. The histor}^ of Dela- 
'<<:ir-- CO., N. Y., (town of ilamden,) has the following item : 

tWribom Howland came from Rlicde Island in 1796, with his four sons. Joseph, 
y.t, Ihiiieas, and Gershom, and settled in the valley of the Delaware above Hani- 
-«xi JiUoge. Ihcsc young men, of whom Gershom was the youngest, married ai.d 
-!*-? 5 nujneroi.15 progeny, ^vho reside in tliis and other towns of the county. All 
" ■•.•<■!c<l pro})ricior5 except Josejih, \sho was more of a m.cchanic than his brolh- 
*''-, -.n.i was not the possessor of a fnrm. 

A descendant says these sons of Gershom were hard}^ 
^^..■^"Icsome, intelligent, respectable citizens. They were 
♦^tjjely engaged in lumbering, and she says her father, 
*«>-:rshorn, Jr., used to steer rafts of lumber do\vn the Dela- 
■■•''■•u* River to Trenton and Philadelphia. He was called 
**^. I ai tiiis business. Children : 

•>" i. j.«?>:r!f, h. _.; d. — ; m. Avi«, Had: i.Dnneas; 2, Riley ; 3, 
''iMVi-.-.s, b. — ; d. — ; m. ^i^s. Hannah Frii:bec. 
' ' J"''i ^■- — ; d. — ; lii. Chloe Ciiives. JIad son Parker, who s-itlled in 
I isle, N. V, 
■ Gy.WH,,...,^ b. 19, I,- 1 776; d. 4, io, 1S46, 

3 04 


Gershom and Eii/abcUi also had three daughters. Ou 
was a Howard, one a Willinms, one a CornelL The hitu 
had five chihdren, and llieir names are a peculiar instanc 
of alliteration. The}' were as follows : Clarissa, Clarinu;. 
Clinton, Cornelius, Cornelia. The daughters and grar,.] 
dauf^hters were noted for their thrift, economy, and gcr > 

I02 . Israel,^ ( Jo/in ,^ Nathaniel,^ Zocth ,- Henry,'') bor;. 
in Dartmouth, 13, 6, 1713; d. about 17S1 ; m. Drtisi!!:. 
Wood, of Dartmouth, who d- at the birth of her son Wooc'. 
He moved to the town of Pawhng, Dutchess co., N. Y., 
and setded at C<Liaker Hill. The Oblong (N. Y.) Friend.' 
Meeting records have his children, Avith the exception c: 
the last two, and Luc}- , who was a twin sister of Prince anu 
prpbabl}' died 3'oung. Children: 

i. Mary, b. 26, 2. 1744; d. — . 

ii. Hannah, b. 4, 5, 1747; c'. — . 

iii. Ruth, b. 23, 7, 1749; ^- i^'. ''^. i79i- 

246. Iv. John, b. 30, ic, 1751 ; d. 13, 7, 182c; m. 23, 2, 1774. Susan Chare. 

247. V. William, b. 30, 5, 1754: d. — . 
vi. Sakah, b. 2, I, 1756; d. — . 

248. vli. rKiNCic, b. 20, 12, 1757; d. — . 
viii. Lucy, b. 20, 12, 1757; d. — . 

249. ix. Benjamln-, b. 20, 8, 1759; d. — , 

250. X. James, b. 8, i. 1761 ; d. — . 

251. xi. Danikl. He is not on the family records, but Wood said he had i 

brother Dciniel. 

252. xii. Wood, b, 4, 10, 1769; d. i6, 4, 1857. 

102. ]oi\^,^_{John:' Xaihaiikl^ Zvclh,'' Tlcjiry,') borr. 
in Dartmouth, 28*', 9, 1719; i"- 5' ^2, 1745, Deborah, dau- 
of John and Dorcas Shepherd, of Dartmouth, where the;- 
ahvays lived. Children : ' 


i. Ruth, b. 24, 12, 1746; d. — . 

ii. Rkbekah, b. 2S, 9, 1748; d. — ; m. 5, 6, J 766, Thomas Smith. 

iii. Dorcas, b. 4, 10, 1750; d. — . 
253. iv. Levi, b. 22, lo, 1752; d. - 
254- ■*'• Ji^'i-'i b. 16, 2, 1755 ; d. — 6, 6, 1780, Mar)' Kirby. 

102 . Natiianijci,,^ ( yohn ^^ Nathaniel^ Zacth ,^ Henry ^"^^ 
born in Dartmouth, 7, 5, 1721 (D. R.,) (D. F. R. say 
1726) ; m. 15, 10, i7<:|6, Joanna Rickctson, wid. of \Villiam 
U;nvlancl. He went to Pawling, Dutchess co., N. Y., and 
settled near his brothers Peleg and Isaac, at Qj.iakcr Hill, 
Childrei. : 

i. Meriuaii, b. 10, 9, 1747; d. — ; m. Penjamin Ferris. 

ii. Marv, b. 3, II. 1749; d. 1 8, 3, iSt8; m. 25. 4, 1776, Joseph Severance. 

255. iii. Peleo, b. T4, 2, 1752; d. 10, 5, 1S14. 

256. iv. Nathaniel, b. 2, S, 1756; d. 2, i, 1840; in. Aiken, cousin of his 

brother Peleg's v.ife. 
V. Deidamia, b. — ; d. — ; w\. Shadrach 

vi. Deborah, b. — ; d. — ; m. Noxon. 

vii. RoBEA, b. — ; d. — ; m. Jacob Ilaviland. 
viii. Sarah, b. — ; d. 18, i, 1S46, unmarried. 
ix. Tabby, b. — ; d. — . 

102. Prince,^ (JJohn^^- Nathaniel^ Zocth^ Henry ^^^ 
born in Dartmouth, 25, 4, 1727 ; m. 27, 12, 1752, Deborah, 
dau. of Eleazcr'* (Eleazer,^ Giles, ~ Anthony,^) and Deborah 
(dau. of Deliverance Smith) Slocum. lie settled at Qiiaker 
Hill, town of Pawling, Dutchess co., N. Y., near his broth- 
ers Nathaniel and Isaac, where he had quite a posterity. 
The three brothers and their families are on the Friends' 
records there. Prince and his famil}' took a certificate of 
removal from tlie Apponegansett meeting to the Oblong * 
or Nine Partners meeting in 1758. Children : 

* Oblong is located on r> strip of land of that shape, 580 rods wide, situated along the western 
boundary of Connecticut, and concerning which that state and New York were in di-putc in the 



257. i. AZARIAH, b. 16, 9, 1754; d. — ; m. 1st, Sarah Hoag, and had A'cri'- 

who died in infancy ; m. 2d, Deborah Titus, and had Sorah, \\ho 

aged 14. 
ii. Anna, b. 1756: d. — ; m. 1776^ Isaac, son of Benjamin and Cl.:,r. 

Haviland. KaJ: i, Eleazer, b. 1779; 2, Parker, b. 17S0; 3, ii^ 

b. 1783; 4, Ascliel; 5, Lucj-; 6, r.lizabeth. 
iii. Mary, b. 1765; d. — ; m. Nathaniel Hoag. 
iv. PiiEBE, b. 1775; d. — ; m. Williann Quimoy. 

102. CooK,^ {yo/in,'^ Nathaniel^ Zocth^ Henry ^^ bor: 
in Dartmouth, and carried to Dutchess co., N. Y., when . 
child. His descendants think him a son of this John. ']". 
writer cannot reconcile this with the fact that John, vnuo '. 
represented above as being his father, and died in 171 . 
does not mention Cook in his will; neither do \ve find !;• 
name on any of the Dartmouth town or Friends' record 
It is more probable that he w^as a son of John's broili- 
James, who also married a Cook.* There is no dour., 
however, that he went from Dartmouth. Child : 

258. i. Charles, b. — , in Bcchman town, Dutcher.s co., N. Y. This is the c'.'; 
child we have any knowledge of. 


103. Tho>tas,^ (^yamcs,'^ A^athanicl,^ Zoethr Henry ^; 
born in Dartmouth, i, 12, 1718 ; m. 25, 6, 1740, Ruth Wing- 
In the town records appear the following entries : 

The intention of marriage between Thomas Ilowland son of James Ilowland ar.' 
Ruth Wing both of Dartmouth have been entered with me this 7th of tiic monu. 
called June 1740. 


'iV-wn ClerK. 

enrly pa^t of the eighteenth century. It attracted the attention arid influx cf cnii-ration. ar.;i !■ '■ 
Fiiends who -Aoiit thither established a society there as cariy as 1744, meeting alternately at Ob!" . 
and Nine Partners. A rnmher of Howland families went ;rom Dartmouth to tiiis place, as wiiU' 
seen frequently in these pages. 

*This question might be definitely settled by a careful examination of the record', of BccVn ; ■ 
town, which the writer has not been able to make. Any further iuforr'.ation secured will b; foii."J ;" 
the Appendix. 


Jcj'.noi S5. 'Iliese are to certify to the Town Clerk of Dartmoutli that Thomas 
1-i •■•!Ue-.' a;>d Kuth Wing, bo'.Vi of Dartmouth, was legally married in said Dart- 
er i^^ ihi* 2^.^ day of June 1740. 


Justice Peace. 

;'.(- owned and lived on a farm at Westpor'c, situated on 
tn? rrorth side of the road leading east from Hicks' Bridge, 
iS-ul a mile from the bridge, and on a pathAvay running 
fv.-tlj from the road \vhich passes through it. The house 
«^-.>d on the west side of the path, about 500 yards from the 
; .in. Another house now stands on the spot. Besides 
t* 'fking tjie farm, he was a manufacturer of spinning- 
•fihri'ls, foot-wheels, chairs, etc. He is frequently men- 
'; :ni'd in the town records. He was chosen surveyor of 
L:<;;»\vays in 1736^ tithingman in 1738, fence- viewer in 1739, 
*r li held other offices. He was a man of great lirmness 
a:-J }>rrscverancc, and highly respected. Children :: 

i. Dir.ORAH, b. 25, 9, 1740^ d. — ; m. Cliristopher Gin"ord. Had: I, 
George; 2, Jonathan; 3, Warren; 4, Luthan ; 5, I'erry ; 6, Abncr ; 
7, Peace; 8, Hannah; 9, Adrian. 
ii. SOi-KiA, b. — ; d. — ; m. Prince Ru-sell. Had: I, Matthew; 2, Jona- 

tliau; 3, Wing; 4, Deborah; 5, Polly; 6, Ruth. 
iii. Ruth, b. 30, 9, 1743; d. 1773. 

Jv, Catharink, b. 14, 12, 1745; d. — ; m. 2, 10, 1776, Thomas Wilcox. 
Had: i, Hovvland; 2, Allen; 3, Char'es; 4, Almy ; 5, Deborah; 6, 
.■ V. Tlio.MAS, b. 25, 3, 1748; d. 25, 3, 1823. 
:-■■''. vi. MArrur,v.-, b. 16, i, 1751 ; d. 5, 12, 1834. 
i*-i. \ii. Cook, b. 4, 4, 1755; d. — . 
i<i. uii. John, b. 15, 11, 175S; d. 20, i, 1S20. 
-*" ,; ix. Cjiaklis, b. 4, 6, 1764; d. 7, i, 1S30. 

X. Jkmi.mah, b. — ; d. — ; m. 25, it, 1774, Prince Wing. Had: I, Con- 
tent; 2, Catharine; 3, Ruth ; 4, Rhoda; 5, Benjamin; 6, Thomas. 


'■'^3. James,5 (Jc7?ncs,'^ Nathaniel,^ Zori/i,^- Henry, "^) 

■"''• in Danmouth, 3, 11, 1719; m. 6, i, J740, Elizabeth 

" ''iy;, b. 1723. He was a successful farmer and buyer and 

'■•-'• of real estate in Dartmouth. Will dated 1778. The 


only child mentioned is James. He d. 28, 10, 1778, ;>.\:r ' 
a large estate. Elizabeth d. 10, 10, 1778, and was bur"-. .' 
the Apponegansett meeting-house. Children : 

i. Ll'CY, b. 19,6, 1740^ tl. — ; rn, Peleg Slocuin. Had: i, IlolJ.rr; 
Cook ; 3, Christopher. 

264. i:. John, b. 24, i, 1742; d. 25, 9, 1826. 

iii. Content, b. 14, 4, 1744; d. 31, jo, 1794; m. Abner Wilcox, 14, <;, 1 
Had: I.Henry; 2, Stephen ; 3, Betsey; 4, Abner. 

iv. S.\RAH, b. 2, 2, T746; d. 16, 8, 1S05; m. iS, 9, 1769, David \\]' : 
brother of Ab'icr. • 

265. V. James, b. 25, 2, 1748; d. 8, 5, 1S32; m. ist, in 1775, Meribah, dnu 

David and Reliance Shepherd, '.vho d. 16, i, 1815 ; m. 2d, 11. 

den. Had: i. Elizabeth, b. 23, '3, 1776, m. il, 12, 1798, Wi; ,. 
Talhuf.n of New Bedford; she and her sister I ucy v.ere mi'.rri:- ! . 
the same time, and in the same place, llieir parents v/ere F:-;<.: 
and a writer says the daughters look advantage of their abse;ue ; 
meeting and had the ceremony pcrfonned in a manner to suit li,. 
selves. 2. Lucy, b. 30, i, 1778, m. 8, 10, 1795, Joseph Rickctson, v . 
kept a retail store in New Bedford, on the northeast corner of ':■ 
" Four Corners." In the bloom of early life, she was said to be >. 
handsomest woman in New Bedford. 3. James, b. 24, 3, 1786, ni. . 
r, 1S06, Edith, dau. of Timothy and Lucy (Allen) Howland, v-hi 
4, I, 1849 ; had — i, Joseph R., b. 17. 7, 1S07; 2, Lucy, b. 25, 7, i^.., 
d. 22, I, 1836; 3, Elizabeth, m. Charles L. Wood, of New Eedfori.!. 

266. vi. Wing, b. 28, 5. 1750; d. 16, 8, 1805. 

267. vii. Timothy, b. 14, 5, 1752; d. 17, 12, 1830, 

268. viii. Warren, b. 17, 5, 1754; d. 26, 7, 1823. 

ix. Infant, b. — ; d. — . 

X. Rebecca, b. 26, 5, 1758; d. 24, 7, 1792; m. John Wood, iS, 11, ly:- 
Had: i, Humphrey; 2, Elizabeth; 3, Polly; 4, Daniel; 5, Joim ; '- 
Charles ; 7, Sally. 

269. xi. Benjamin, b. 5, 10, i7r)o; d. 2, 10, 1S2S; m, Deborah Shepherd, Ha.! 

I, Charles, who m. Bhebe Smith; 2, Wilham, 3d, b. 11, 5, 1795, d. i;. 
4, 1842, m. Rebecca Sherman; 3, Almy, m, Seth Sampson. Milisnr:-. 
3d, and Rebecca had: i, Catharine, b. 18, 5, 1815, m. 8, 11, 1S3 . 
Hiram Haskell; 2, Maria E., b. 30, 12, 1818, ra. James T., s.>n - 
Pardon Howland; 3, Benjamin P., b. 31, 5, 1821; 4, Deborah, b. r-, 

II, 1824; 5, Nancy S., b. 20, 7, 1827, d. 26, 4, 1S46; 6, Mary A., '•■ 
16, 7, 1830, d. 21, 12, 1S79; 7, James T., b. 12, 5, 1832, m. aln/.' 
1854; 8, William F., b. 15, 9, 1834, m. Lizzie Warren. Deborr^:-. 
dau. of Wilham and Rebecca, m. 22, i, 1845, Capt. Orrick Smalley,* •- • 
New Bedford, and had ch. : i, Orrick, b. 15, 2, 1S52, m. 17, 2, i"^;-; 

- - Eliza A. Fisher; 2, Harry T., b. 30, 3, 1S65. 
xii. Ai-MV, b. 26, 2, J 763; d. 14, 9, 1791. 

*See Appendix for sketch of Capt. Smaliey. 


rx). liiL Jonathan, b. i6, 4, 1765; d. 7, 9, 1846. 
v^i. xiv. Davjd, b. 18, 6, 1766; d. 23, 12, 1854. 

XV. Ei-I7..-u;etii, b. 5, 11, 1769; d. 7, 5, 1795; m. 10. S, 17S9, Richard San- 
I'crd. Had: i, Charles; 2, Ahny. 


104. Capt. Joseph,^ {George,'^ Nathanicl^^ Zocfh," 
//.'*!rYy^) born in Dartmoulli, 16, 3, 1732; m. 9, 5, 1764, 
iJaihshcba, "dau. of Seth and Riilh (Lapham) Sherman, of 
I^srtmouth, b. 22, 3, 1741. Children: 

;;j. i. Nathaniel, b. 13, 4, 1768: d. 30, 3, 1S30. 
ii. Sarah, b. 5, 4, 1769 ; d. — . 


106. Benjamin,'^ (/saac,'^ Bcr.javiiii^^ Zocth^- Hcrrry^^ 
hoxw in Dartmouth, 1720; m. Elizabeth, dau. of John and 
Farah Drown, of Tiverton, R. I., (see note. p. 115,) b. 10, 
9, 1728. Benjamin was a farmer, and lived at Smith's 
Xock, Dartmouth, on the farm inherited from his father. 
Children (D. R. and D. F. R.) ; 

177. i. ls,uc, b. 12, 7, 1753; d. 26, 6, 1827. 

.78. ii. Humphrey, b. 18, 3, 1755 ; d. 3, 12, 17S3, at Hispaniola; m. \\ 5, 1774, 
Abbie Davis. The following in regard to the children of Hinnrhrey 
and Abbie is from the New Bedford F. R. : " I, Thomas, b. — , d. 9, 
3, 1801, at Kingston, Jamaica, \Y. I.; ?, Humphrey, b. — , d. 15, 3, 
1807; 3, Isaac, b. — , d. 14, 2, 1815, at Lisbon, Portugal." Isaac's 
will speaks of himself as Isaac 2d, of New Bedford. It is dated 13, 
2, I Si 5, Lisbon, Port., where he went for his health. It was re- 
corded in the consul's office there, 25, 2, 1815. He gave his property 
to his " mother, brothers and sisters," and appointed his " Lncle Isaac, 
and Gideon, .son-in-law of said Isaac," his executors. 


*f><>. Abraham,^ {/saac,^ Benjamin,^ Zocl/^," Iloiry,^) 
-"' 'j^ix in Dartmouth, 9, 9, 1726; m. 10, 12, 1750, Ruth, dau. 
«>^ Capt. Thomas and Judith Hicks, of Dartmouth, b. 26, 6, 


1732, d. 31, 6, 1806. Both died at Round Hills fanr,, 
Dartmouth. Children : 

279. i. Thomas, b. 5, 11, 1751 ; d. 2, 2, 1771, unmarried. 
ii. Susannah, b. 12, 3, 1754; d. 14, 4, 1771. 

280. iii. Abraham, b. 18, 4, 1756: d. 1784,. on board brig Joseph & Ju lith, : 

port in the \Yest Indies, unmarried.* 
iv. Hannah, b. 4, 7, 175S; d. — ; ni. William Ail en, of Dartmouth. 

281. V. EliENKZKK, b. 12, 12, 1 760; d. 19, 5, 177S. 

r-i82. vi. Weston, b. 30, 5, 1764; d. 6, 8, 1S41, at 44 ll'ii^h street, New Vm !: 
vii. Annf, b. 8, 6, 1766 ; d. — ; m. 29, 11, 17S6, John (-'90,) son of JJc:,'; 

and Anno Howland. 
viii. Ruth, b. 29, 6, 1769; d. — ; m. Giles Smith, of Smith's Neck, 1 
2S3. ix. Tho.mas, b. iS, 6, 1772; d. 28, 10, 180S, on board sloop 'Mcv.'.-y 
SevvcH's Point, Virginia. 


106. Capt. Isaac, ^ {Isaac^'' Bcnjamiu.;'' Zocih^ Jlcnry} 

born in New Bedford, 9, 9, 1726: m. Anna , who di.-.: 

15, 10, 1816. He was a master-mariner in the' 
service. Later he settled in Newport, R. I., 4 where l.. 
was a distiller and shipping merchant, but before the Rc\- 
olutionar}' war he returned to New Bedford. At the lat'c: 
place he continued the shipping business, living in a bnc.-. 
house on the north side of Union street, which was torn dov ' 
to open Cheapside. He owned slaves in Newport, a'U". 
broucrht at least one to Nev\f Bedlord vith him. T!h 
Friends' societ}-, of which he was a member, at once urgci 
him to free the negro. § After laboring with Isaac soir.^ 
time. Primus, the slave, was manumitted. His will, date*: 
1S08, mentions wife Anna, children Isaac, Humphrey, Ptrk-^ 
and Anna. Children : 

i, MehitaT!].k, b. — ; d. — ; m. Joseph, son of Joseph and Judith F'-^" 
sell, 9, 12, 1772. 

* An ALrah.-iin, Jr., ni. Catharine Brij^cs, 15, 11, t;7o. — D. R. 

\ For children of Kiith and iJJies, sec Appcnrlix. 

:JThe n.' Moutlily Meetlnj; !;raiiLed n cerlifiostc. of rcnnvnl fur I.■;.^"^c, }r., to Rhode !?••■' • 
dated 16, 2, 1765. Tills was probably .ibuiit the d.ito of bis removal to Newport. 

§The Friends' Society ii\ Dartmouth in 1774 had five member:; hoidiiig sbives, ■whom ^^■'- 
required to free. Their names were as follows; William Siindforo, lr.^-.-\,\\ Kus.scll, Pelcg SlO':'"-- 
^fouii Kussell, pnd Isaac liowland. 


i- ,. ji. In ■*„«•, h. — ; d. 23, 10, iSj2, aged 56 year;;. (Xew Bedford T. R.) 
i'-f iii. Hi'.Nfi'UKKY, b. — ; d. — . 

•■\:^ h*. F'KLKG, b. 1769; d. 25, 5, iSj/. (An.vJiev aulhovity s,nys, m. 8, 7, 1S46.) 
V. ASNir., b. — ; d. — ; m. Ecrnr.bas Russell, Had: i, Joseph; 2, Sally; 
3, Lydia; 4, Judith. The daughters lived on Ha\\ thorn street, New 
LeJford, as late as 1S75. 


J07. Benjamix,^ (^BanialHis,^ Bcnjaiiiin^^ Zaciii,^ Hcn~ 

.'•. born in Dartn-south, 25, 4, 1727; m. ist, 7, i, 1748, 

-.;•)•', (ian. of John (or Joseph) and Patience Briggs, b. 27, 

17:5, d. 15, 5, 176S; ni. 2d, Mrs. wSelvester vSniith, dau. 

Tiiomas and Mary Allen, 28, 3, 1770. His will, dated 
. .^, 179S, mentions ^vife Sclvester, children John, Eliz- 

'^.. Patience, Stephen, and grandchildren Reuben, x\llen, 
.;•>, ]!arnabas, Ro^^al, Lydia, and Ann Smith. Chil- 

-**'- i. I'auxauas, b. 12, II, 1749; d.;. 

^••■•?. ii. J^iHKo, b. 3, 6, I75i : d. 14, ri, 1755. 

iii. Patikn-ce, b. 25, 4, 175$; d. — ; m. 2, 10, 1774, Stephen RusseU. 
»v. Ki.iZA'iKTH, b. 10, 3, 1757; d. — . 

^*«. V. Jinirko, b. 15, 2, 1759; d. — . 

^^. s\. J<iiiN, b. 17,4, 1761; d. 22, 9, 1854; ni. 29, II, 17S6, Aima, dau. of 
Abraham (164) and Ruth Howlaiid, John and Anna had ch. (D. R.) : 
I, Charles, b. 29, i J, 1787 ; 2, Su?,ai)nnh, b. 5, 5, 1790; 3, Hannah, b. 3, 
5, 1792, in. Henry S\. Al'cn ; 4, Abr.-'ham, b. 2, 3, 1794; 5, Benjamin, 
f'- 15, 7, 1796; 6, John, b. 6, 2, 179S. 

--: *:i. S:i.!11i:n, b. — ; d. — . 


»07- Gideon,^ (^Barnahas,'' Benjamin^ Zoclh^ Ilcnry,'^) 
"^ nt Round Hills farm, Dartmouth, 29, 3, 1734; m. 25, 

^/*o3' S.irali. dau. of Capt. Thomas and Judith Hicks, b. 

13, i. !;;;'.■', d. oth mo., 1S24. Ail his children arc men- 
'-'<^ :\i his niil. Ci-iikucn : 

•• iU.i,LCC.V, b. 21, 10, 1754; d. — ; m. Jothro Russell. Mad: I, Martha; 
2, lla«1ajid; 3, Prince; 4, Rebecca; 5, Richard; 6, Foily ; 7, Saliy. 


292. ii. WilxlAM, b. 13, 3, 1756; (1. 4, 5, 1840; m. 3, II, 1784, Abbic, dau. r- 
Jonatlian and lliiklah VVilljur, of Dartmouth. Had: i, Sarah, o. 3 , 
9, 17S6, m. John, son of Jolm and Rebecca ITowland — no childrr:- ; 
2, William, b. 14, 3, 178S, d. 1792; 3, Eliza, b. 23, 2. 179.?, d. I'i^ . 
m. 1S09, John L. Brown — had nine children; 4, Hattic, b. 3, 3, lyj-^, 
d. 1869, m. George Hussey, and had six children. 

• 293. iii. Cornelius, b. 13, 3, 1758-, d 6, i, 1835. 

iv. juonil, b. Q, 2, 17G0; d. — ; m. Jethro Hathaway. Had: i, Charles; 

2, i.ydic. ; 3, Judith ; 4, Pardon. ^: 

* 294. V. JoiJEi'U, b. 8, 4, 1762; d. 12, 6, 1S39. I 

vi. I,YjDIA, b. I.',, 12, 17C3; d. --; m. Edward Wing, and had two chililro^. | 

vii. Sylvia, b. 4, S, 1765 ; d. i, 8, 1837; published 6, 5, 1785, with CvxT.-i- | 

lius Grinnell. Had: i, Cornelius; 2, Joseph*; 3, Sylvia; 4, Willia.T. '- 

P.; 5, Henry; 6, Abram; 7, Moses II.; 8, Francis; 9, James M. > 

viii. SAitAHjf b. 2, 5, 1767; d. 27, 5, 1838; m. James Allen, and had four- j 

teen children. 5 

ix. Desir!-, b. 19, !i, i7t')S; d. 6th mo., 1S51, unmarried, | 

, 295. X. GiD]:ON, b. 4, 8, 177c; d. 2, 9, 1847. I 

. 296. xi. Gilbert, b. 13, 6, 177^; d. 1S57. \ 

-297. xii. John H., b. 8, 2, 1774; d. — . I 

.29S.xiii. Pardon, b. i, i, 1777; d. si, i, 1821. 

172. 5, 

109. Daniel,^ {Daniel y DanicU^ Zocth,^ Henry, ^)\ioxx\ 1 

7, 12, 1724, in Tiverton, R. I. Says Newport (R. I.) F- %. 

R. : " Daniel, son of Daniel and Judith, and Philadelphia, f 

dan. of Joseph and Ruth Brownell, of Portsmouth, were I 

married 10 mo. 12th, 1744." Philadelphia died 4, 5, 1810, 5 

*Joseph Grinnell, b. 17, 11, 17S4; m. 6th mo., 1S12, Sarah, dau. of Abraham and Sarah (S!'.'';- \ 

maVer) Russell, of Phllaflclphia. They had no children, but adopted a daughter who marrl'-d ili" f 

late N. P. Willis. lie m. 2d, Mrs. Rebecca Kir.snian, dau. of Abijah Cha?c, of, who difc! i;i ' 

1S82. His father, Capt. Cornelius, served in the revolution, and after several years in the merch.n.: ,; 

service he established himself in business in New F)edford, where be died in 1850, at the age of 9'.. I 

Mr. Grinnell began his mercantile life as clerk to his father and uncle on Ccntr.d wharf, and in iS:^ ' 

he went into business in New York with his uncle, John H. Howland, under the firm name of How- ^ 

land & Grinnell. In 1815 Mr. Grinnell entered in partnership with his cousin, Capt. Preserved Fi-!i. \ 

under the name of Fish & Grinnell. In 1828 Mr. Grinnell withdrew from the firm, and the r.a;;ic J 

was changed to Grinnell, Minturn & Co., which became world-wide in reputation. At the zz.<. <:'■ 5 

ao Mr Grinn ^U was deputy-collector and surveyor of New Bedford. He returned and seltlni i:' \ 

New Bedford in iSji, W3s president ot the Marine Bank, now First National, from its orfjaniyaliosi f 

in iS3i till he resigned ir '£78, and a director till his death; was the on'y pre=;idcnt of th» New Be<!- f 

fold & Tau.if^n Railro.'d; v as alio presiJcnt of the 1-ioston & Providence Raibuad. aiid of tiic t. 

Wamsiitta Mills from the time ihcy were buiit in 1S48 until his death, lie was eight years in shs \ 

national House of Representatives, and was three years in the executive council of Massachusetts. 4 

He was i-niversally honored and respected. He died in New Bedford, 7, 2, 1835. % 

t Called Sa-ah Jvu lOr ir D. F. R. | 


.,'; 83 vrs. 5 mos. 9 cla3's. Tliey moved to East Grcen- 
.;;. R. I., in 1749, ^^ ^^^^''~ ^^-^ ^^"^"^ ^^ their cliildrcn were 
: 1 i'l Porlsmoiith.* Daniel writes in liis diar}' : 

stitch the 23, 1749 it being the 5111 day of the Week we put our Goods on bord 
I--.'* in Order to move to East Ciieeiiwich from Portsmouth, came away next Morn- 
- jLf»'J arrived at Updikes Newton [WickfordJ just before Night, after a tedious 
.■'-,:i cut! a very hard gale of Wind; The Next day carted oui Goods and frut 
. >.-:T nuvv ! louse. t 

Tills new house was the one now owned and occupied by 
' :! Kenyon. Chihiren : 

i. ?\k\t;v, b. 19, 12, 1746; d. 26, 9, 1S24 ; m. Gideon Greene, at Fast Green- 
wich, Thursday, 4, 4, 1769. 
ii. LuciNORA, b. 6, II, i747; d. 8, 11, 1S17; m. Benjamin Tucker, of New- 
port, R. I., where they lived, and she survived him, leaving several 
l"i. Rnii, 1). 1750; d. 14, 5, 1824, unmarried. 
.' r- •^■- Bi.NjAMix, b. 13, 4, 1752; d. 30, 10, 1834. 
•^'. V. D.vxiEL, b. 1755; d. 23, 8, 1834. 

vi. ri[ii..\nEl.PHIA, b. 1757; d. 6, 12, 1S26; m. Jo!;, son of Walter Challo- 

ner, of Newporl, R. I. 
\i\. JiDiTH, b. 1759; d. I, 2, 1760. 
;.oi.\iii. Jtistiii, b. 1761; d. 8,5, 1823; m. Hannah, dau. of Joseph Fry, of East 
Greenwich, R. I. Had: i, George; 2, Ellen ; 3, Joseph ; 4, I'liilr;- 
JfOj. i\. Thomas, b. 1764; d. 19, 5, 1845. Regarding Thomas, Greene's His- 
tory of East Greenwich says: "lliomis Howland was raised to the 
station of Elder in the .Society of Friends at an early period, -Mid 

\ ;-«rrvir. who sliould know, write.s a.s fdllous: " The East Gieenwich branch of the Howlands can 

•* srstificd to acknowledge their kinship, and other branches have no reason to be ashamed of 

-' •.•■nne<:tion. Close investigation has proved that none of the females have disgraced the name 

• -Vt..]y yielding to the gi iss temptations of the world. None of the men have ever been com- 

• ■-«.■ vj i;npriionment for crime. Temperance being a predominant characteristic, none have ever 
«.< toutirii.ed drunkards. As a family, have always respected tiictnselves and demanded respect 

- ' ''»eri. As a rule, each and every one has been esteemed, reganied as pleasant and ay,reeable 
.a'-aunces; most of them as upright, honorable and firm friends." 

»•« Wl'.winR in lerestinr, items are foinid in Daniel's diary : " Dnc, i-j^i and the first of Jan. 
■*■«<, there fcU 6 Or 7 Snows one upon another, without a thaw between. Bristol ferry was so 
-K !..t$iij Winter that people passed upon the Ice from Dec. 23 to Jan. lo'l'. J a-.. 30 Father came 
•' « I 't^irt-, Kisloii and Go: home Feb. stli there being 13 in companj' most part of the way And travel- 
V < 'Cfy cty. 1 iii; J3:,ji triwcliing was caused by a great snow which ie)l the 28 & igih of Jai;. which 
• *■•* Kit M. the Sr.owi that was llien. remaining on the- Ground was counted 5 foot Deep upon a 

- CK:! wtI! tliat is from 3 or 4 and tv. enty foot Deep was .''rose to a soHd body of Ice for 3 week.s 
< Jl at ^ H no •.i.ater in the time. 1742 June 2, the Ice thawed in John linwlands well. June the 

• tWre W.IS Snow Brought to a town meeting licld at the town house in Portsmouth half a hat 
'« '4, fr.ini Jdb l,av>ion'b farm. June the lo'h at the Wedding of Jo-'eph treeboniWc ihc 

" M U-dt-S: Punch made of Snow. The like was Never known in these parts Before." 


no. TuoisiAS,^ {John ^ Daniel,^ Zvcth^^ Henry, ^') born 
at Tiverton, R. I., 25, 4, . > ; m. 22, 12, 1743, Sarah, dan. 
of Abram and Elizabeth I den, of Newport, R. I., grand- 
daughter of Joseph Want ., b. 10, 11, 1717. Their mar- 
riage is recorded in New ort (R. I.) F. R. lie was a 
deputy from Tiverton, R. I., to the state General Assembl}', 
1754-57- Child (Tiverton T. R.) : 

303. I. JiiiiN, b. 26, 6, 1749, in Tiverton, where he always lived ; m. 4, 11, 17.S1. 
Grace, dau. of Edward Church,* of Little Compton, R. I. Had ch. 

♦Probably a son of Col. Benjamin Church, who led the colonists in King Philip's war. Col. 
Church is buricJ in Liitle Compton, R. I., and on his tombstone is this inscription: 



throughout a life which terminated at an advanced age, he was an ac / 

tive member and thoroughly identified v.ith the affairs of the Socielv. \ 

He owned a farm in Last Greenwich adjoining his brother Da!:ivl, '■ 

about two miles from the village, where he resided. When th* ], 

friends' Boarding School was established in Piovidcnce, R. L, he- ? 

was a teacher in that institution from 1815 to 1818. H'is persona) -» 

appearance \^■as attractive. Eeing about sk feet in height, but sparc'v '% 

built, he possessed a countenance whose expression was at once astute \ 

and benignant, as his manner was both authoritative and kind. Fc- v 

haps no person in New England Yearly Meeting had greater influence, i 

arid none whose counsel was more frequently sought, than Tliomab | 

1 lowland's. His suavity of manner and equanimity of mind secured j. 

the love of his friends, while his keen vit and sound judgment ex- ; 

pressed in choice language made him formidable in controversy. \_ 

Without being strained, his politeness and affability seemed born of \ 

courts, and iiiduded all in its range. Rich and poor, young and oM, 1 

were greeted ..I'kc, and always with an air of interest and condescen- 't 

sion. Li the business meetings of the Society his remarks were always * 

pertinent, and if he spoke amid the tumult and confusion of town- ^ 

meeting the people at once became tranquil, and listened with respec- | 

ful attention. He was a valetudinarian for many years, and the nurn- ~ 

ber of coats and wrappers in which he was enveloped when attendin<j .4 

meeting in inclem.ent weather was truly wonderful. He managed to " 

withstand all the blandishments of feminality during a long life, and j 

died in the summer of 1845 ^ bachelor, in the 82d year of his age. ' 

Always deeply interested in the welfare of the Society of Friends, and 

especially sohcitous for the guarded education of youth, he fulfilled l 

more than fourscore years, ai\d passed 'from works to reward.' " ■; 

X. George, b. 1772; d. i, 11, 1779, at East Greenwich, R. L f. 




(Tiverton T. 1\.) : 1, Sarah, b. 26, ?, 1772, d. — ; 2, Mary, b. 24, 4, 
1775, d. — ; 3, John, b. 18, 3, 1779, d. — ; 4, Batlishcba, b. 17, 10, 
1781, d. — ; 5, Ruth, b. 8, 10, 17S5, d. — ; 6, Edward, b. 20, 3, 178S, 
d. 1S17, m. Ehplial, dau. of Philip Tabcr, of Tiverton, R. L, and had — 
I, William C, 2, Edward; 7, Phebe, b. 9, 7, 1792, d. — . 

ii. JUniSHEBA, b. 15, 3, 1752, d. — . 

ill. Thomas, b. 8, 4, 175S, d. — , m. a Miss Carpenter, of North Kingstown, 
R. I., settled in Newport, R. I., and had two daughters — no sons. 


III. ^V^ILLIAM,^ {/saac^'^ Davicl^-^ Zoclh^ Ilcnry^^^ born 
in Tiverton, R. I. ; m. 7, 9, 1748, Rebecca, dan. of Samuel 
and Hannah Peckliam. The writer bias no knowledge of 
any member of this large famil}^ after this date. He is called 
in D. R., William, son of Isaac and Elizabeth, late of Tiv- 
erton, R. I. Children : 

304. i. Isaac, b. 2-^, 2, 1750; d. — . 
ii. ISIary, b. 24, 12, 1752; d. — . 

305. iii. Philip, b. 25, 8, 1754; d. — . 

306. iv. William, b. 16, 9, 1756; d. — . 

307. V. Daniel, b. 14, 9, 175S; d. — . 

vi. Elizabeth, b. 22, 10, 1760; d. --. 

308. vii. TiiOiMAS P., b. 29, 12, 1762; d. — . 

309. viii. Peckham, b. 15, 9, 1763; d. — . 

ix. H.vnnah, b. 2, I, 1765 ; d. — . 
X. Rebekah, b. 4, 10, 1768; d. — . 

310. xi. William, b. 4, 2, 1770; d. — . 


113. Wanton,^ {Benjamin,'^ Daniel,^ Zocth^ Ilcnry,'') 

born at Tiverton, R. I., 2, i, 1733; m. 12, 12, 1753, Ruth, 

dau. of John and Sarah and g. dau. of Tobias Brown, of 

Tiverton, R. I.* Wanton died soon after 1755, and it is 

Here lyeth . ' the body 

of the Kv. ble 


who Departed this lil<. ninry 

the 17, 1717-8, in ye 7S > r of 

his age. 

*John and Sar.ih Brown ch.: i, William, b. about 1716, settled !n Little Coinpton, R. I.; 2, 

Thomas, settled in same place; 3, John, of Tiverton; 4, I^lizabcth, m. Benjamin Howlaad (103) ; s, 

Abigail, m. Thomas Gray, of Tiverton; 6, Mary, m. Pardon Gray, of Tiverton; 7, Sarah, m. Joseph 

Almy, of Tiverton; 8, Ruth, m. Wanton Howland (nj.) 


said Ills widow afterwards married Gilbert Devoll, of Tiv.-;- 
ton, R. I.> and moved to Ohio. Child : 

311. i. P.EN'.IAMIX, b. 27, 7, 1755; d, 9, 5, 182I. 


117. Philip,^ (^Zocih^'^ Henry ^ Zocl/i,~ Henry ^^ born | 
in Westport, 21, 3, 1731 ; d. 25, 8, 1814, or 12, 11, 1809; | 

m. Thankful , b. 15, 4, 1730, d. 12, 3, 1818. They f 

lived and died in Westport, on a farm about a mile west of : 

Westport village, where the road intersects a road runnin:' 
north and south, on the northeast corner, the place being 
subsequently occupied for 3-ears b}- George II. GifTord, Esq. 
(A Philip m. 19, 6, 1750, Peace Lawton. D. R.) Chil- 
dren : I 


312. i. Hu.Mi'JiRi.Y, b. 4, 9, 1751; (1. iS, 5, 1S21. I 

313. ii. John, b.' — ; d. — ; m. 19, 8, 1779, Elizabeth Tibbetls. Had: i, Peace. | 

\\\\o ni. Pardon Gilford, and had Nancy Holland, (who r.i. Abncr \ 

Thomson, and had — I, John Ilowland Thomson, who was hving in | 

New P.edford in 1885, 2, Robert Howland); 2, Parbara, m. ist, Elihu » 

Gifford, m. 2d, John W. Gifford, of Westport, and liad — I, Gcor^^e | 

Howland Gifford, who lived and died on his great-trrand father's home- % 

stead, was for many years a prominent citizen of Westport, and a strong; ♦ 

advocate of total .Tbstinence, 2, Keziah, who m. Capt. H. IL Giflord, of j 

W'estport. I 

3i.|. iii. Isaac, b. ^o, 6, 1763; d. — . | 

315. iv. Pk-'VCF, b. I, 6, 176S; d. — ; m. Kirb)', and went to New York state ^ 


118. Henry,-'' {Hcnry,"^ Henry^ Zocth^^ Jlenry,^) born j 

in Westport, 26, 6, 1729; m. ist, 4, 10, 1753, Sarah, dau. I 

of George Howland (104) ; m. 2d, 1757, Abigail, dau. of | 

Beriah and Ann Goddard. His will, dated 1816, mentions \ 

his wife Abijrail, Children : |. 


316. i. Henkv, b. 2, S, 175S, in Westpori; d. — : m. . Had: i, l 

Mar)'; 2, Holder; 3, Lydia; 4, Henry; 5, Deborah; 6, William, b. | 

21, 12, 1784. (The Westport T. R. say William was s. of Henry, jr.) I 

317. ii. Prinxe, b. 15, 2, 1761; d. — , I 


iii. Dr.HOKA}!, b. Il, S, 1763; d. — ; m. Jonathan Ikownell. 
iv. Ef.kiah, b. 21, 3, 1765; d. in V\'estport; m. 6, 11, 1792, Lucj- Briglit- 
in:in of the same town. Had: i, Beriah G.; 2, Elan; 3, Sarah. 
Thrse children were all mentioned in their father's will. 
V. Annk, b. 4, 7, 1767; d. 6, 9, 1767. 


119. David,^ (^T//o)i/as,'^ Henry ^ Zocth^ Jloiry,'^) born 
i'l Dai-tinouth,.25, 8, 1734; pub. 8, 12, 1758, with Zerviah 
Kusscll, of Dartmoutli. Children : 

i. LvDiA, b. 24, 5, 1754; d. — . 
31S. ii. Henkv, b. 3, I, 1757; m. ist, i6, ii, 1777, Rhoda Chase; m. 2d, Deb- 
orah Sherman. 
iii. RF.nxcA, b. 2.\, i, 1760; d. — . 


120. Prince, ■"' (^Stcfhcn^'^ Tlnwy^ Zocih^ Heniy,^) born 
in Westport, 29, it, 1745 or '49 (Westport records say 12, 
12, 1745) ; m. 28, IT, 176S, Phebe Tripp, b. i8, 4, 1747. 
Her native phice was in Westport, on tlie south side of the 
road leadinn; from Central ^''illa<xc to Adamsville, R. I., not 
far from the former place. They were both Friends. At 
the time of the Revolutionary war he was living opposite 
Westport Point, on the Horse Neck, where he had salt-works, 
using water from the river. He was a cooper b}'- trade. 
After the war was over they boiight a farm on the east side 
of Westport River, about two miles below Westport village. 
On this farm was a great deal of wood, and besides working 
the farm tliC}' worked at coopering, and supplied a good 
many New Bedford coopers with stock for their oil casks. 
Children : 

3:9. i. jLTlirio, b. 15, 10. 1769; d. — . 

ii. LVDiA, 1). 20, 12, 1770; d. 25, 12, 17S1. 
iii. Mary, b. <S, i, 1773; d. — ; m. 13, iz, 1801, T-arney Manchester. 

320. iv. DANir.i, b. 23, 4, 1774; d. 17, 5, 1774. 

321. V. Ae.nek, b. 20, 3, 1775; d. — . Had: i, Sophia; 2, Elizabeth; 3, Ab- 

igail; 4, riiebe; 5, Hannah. 



322. vi. ZoE'iir. b. 3. I, 1777; d. — . | 

vii. Nancv, b. 12, 7, 177S; d. — . I 

viii. Sarah, b. 7, 12, 17S0; d. — . i 

ix. Ej.ihu, b. 22, 12, 17S2; d. — . § 

S^-j. X. John, b. 15, 3, 1784; d. — . | 

xi. rENELOPE, b. 26, 3, I7S6; d. — . 5 

187. ? 

120. STErnE?;,s {Stephen,'' Jlenry,^ Zoet/i,"^ Ileury,^) \ 

!> rn 21, 6, 1754; d. 20, 9, 1831 ; m. Anna Reynolds, b. | 

•, 10, i753» d. 5, 4, 1832. Their children were all bom ^ 

'■ Dutchess CO., N. Y., where the family lived until 1796, * 
wlien they moved to Galway, Saratoga co., N. Y., where 
he occupied a farm of a hundred and fifty acres which ^ne 

had purchased. They were accompaniqd by his father and ' 

mother. He stood 5 feet 10 inclies, weighing at one time * 

250 pounds. Children : . . 

324. i. Davh\ b. 12, 10, 1773; d. ia 1S3S. I 

325. ii. WiLiJAM, b. ), I, 1775; d. in infancy. ' ; 
iii. Hannah, b. 26, 12, 1777; d. in infancy. • ; 
iv. Martha, b. 24, 4, 1779; m. William Wilbur. Had: 1, Isaac: 2, Mar- 
tha; 3, Rcbccc'i. 

V. Merikah, b. 4, 12, 1780; d. — ; m. Cogswell, and had four daugh- 
ters. . 

vi. Thankful, b. 11. 3, 17S2; d. — ; m. Stephen Wilbur, and had four 

vii. Mary, b. 21, 4, 17S3; d. — ; m. (ialeb Mosher, and had two sons and 

one daughter, 
viii. Abigail, b. 15, i, 1784 ; d. aged 27 years, unmarried. 

ix. Lois, b. 19, 11, 17S4; d. — •, m. Joseph C'hilds. She was a Friends' 

X. Phceee, b. 7, 9, 17S7; d. — . 

326. xi. Nehemiah, b. 6, 4, 17S9; d. — . 

xii. Dr.iiOR.VH, b. 5, 4, 1791 ; d. — ; m. William Allen. 

327. xiii. Stei'Hen, b. 29, 5, 1793; d. 28, 7, 1S62. 
329. xiv. Amos, b. 8, 3, 1795; d. iS, 7, 1S50. 

The last person of this famihy died in 18S3. 



122. Nicholas, "' (^Snimtcl,^ jY/c7w/as^^ Zocili^ Jlairy-}^ 
'in J. I, 1725; in. 4, II, 1751, Maiy, da\i. of Jonathan 
nrid Mary S);5Son, of Westport. They lived in Weslport, 
\shcre he ovv'ned a farm on the east side of Weslport River, 
>oine two and one b.ah" miles belo\v Westport villag"e. Chil- 
dren : 

i. Mary, b. — ; d. — ; m. Cahin Had: i, Benjamin (ajudre) ; 

2, Calvin; •.,, Sarah. 
ii. AucE, b, — ; d. — ; m. Jeratlimcel White, of Westport. Had : i, Nich- 
olas; 2, John ; 3, Betsey. 
iii. Anxe, b. — \ d. — ; m. Jirch Shcnrnian, of Dartmouth. Had: i, Xich- 
-clas; 2, Jire!; : 3, liumphrcy; 4, Abncr; 5, Wanton; 6, Prince; 7, 
jahazicl ; S, Ann, m. Edward Sanford ; 9, Ahce, m. Andrew Beauvais : 

io, Siylvia, m. Bar.Tilla Hcrvey ; 11, Sarah, m. Capt. Brownoll .; 

12, Ahnira, m. Daniel Cory. 

330. iv. JoN\TiiAX, b. — ; d. — . Had: i, Henry; 2, Riley. Settled in Can- 

ada, where lie lived and died. 

331. V. Jv')Sf;i:, b. — ; d. — ; was tv.icc married. He lived at Saratoga, N. X'., 

and was a hatter. Had sons Nicholas and Joseph, and several others, 
3j2. vi. WiLLiVM, b. I, 2, J772; d. 20, 2, 1832. 

333. vii., b. II, n, 1774; d. nth mo. 1S45; m, ]Margaret Spooner, of 

Acushnet. Ho settled in Saratoga, N. Y; was a blacksmith. Had; 
I, Abner; 2, Cortland; 3, Jerome; 4, Charles ; 5, Surah ; 6, Hepsa; 
7, Abigail ; 8, Nancy. 

334. viii. Bf.njamix, b. — ; d. — . Always lived in Dartmouth. 


122. Samuel,^ {Sajmicl,^ Al'cJioIas^^ Zocfl?,- Hcvry,'^) 
born 12, 3, 1727, in Dartmouth, and a Samuel m. 27, 10, 
1748, Esther BroAvnell (D. R.) '* A Samuel," writes 
one, "was born 22, 3, 1727; d. 21, i, 1S25 ; m. Esther 
Palmer, of Rhode Island, b. 1731, d. 22, 2, 1813. He set- 
tled in Dutchess co. with his famih", where he lived and 
died. He was a member of the Friends' society. He and 
h-i.s sons were all farmers, except Jeremiah. He had the 
loliowir.o- children,'' excepting" Cieorge. A Sanmel was 
given, by the Dartmouth jMonihly Meeting, ji certificate of 
removal to the Monthly Tvleeting at Oblong, N. Y., dated 
^5' 3» 1762. Probabl}' this was Samuel (122.) Children ; 


335. i. Gf.ofc;i;, b. — ; d. — .* 

ii. Fkeklove, b. — ; d. — ; m. Reuben Ilusled. 
iii, Ei.CY, b. — ; d. — ; in. rcter Fi.sli. 
iv. Cv'NTjT'A, b. — ; d. — ; m. Joseph Menitl, 

V. Sakati, b. — ; d. — ; 311.— — Osborn. 

336. vi. JivRr;.M! VH, b. — ; d. — . Tie \\;is a physician. ■ 

337. vli. TiMO'iiEV. !j. — ; d. — . 

33S. vili. CiAULKS, h. — ; d. — . * 

-339. i>:. S'>;.OM!).\, b. 8, S, J 765; d. 16, 11, 1812; m. Fanny V\''oo]ey. I 

340. X. Ir-T., b. — ; d. — . ^ 

341. xi. ]>!-.\jA>ny, b. — ; d. — . j 

342. xii. Ei iSHA, b. — ; d. — . i 
xiii. T'jVATHAX, 1'. — ; d. — . ^ 

193- : 

122. Capl. Daniel,^ {Sajuiiel,'^ A^/c7:o/as,^ Zocf/i,^ I/c?.'- 
ry.^) From all the writer can gather, the following are de- 
scendants of this Daniel. The father of the followincr family 
was born in New Bedford, d. at Baltimore, ]Md., in 1834, 
and m. IMiss Cornelia Lawrence, of Ne^v York city. lie 
was a seafaring man, at one lime owning and commanding 
a mercJiantman which sailed from Isaltnnore to Chiiia. He 
was a dignified, worthy, austere, quiet gentleman of the old j 

school; had a competency, and resided for many years jn j 

Baltimore, where he died of paralysis at his attractive home > 

on Frederick street. Children : ^ 

343. i. John I\I., b. 22, 12, 1792; d. 11, i, 1S58. Is 

ii. Wn.LiAM RoscoE, b. — ; d. — , at sea— fell from the mast. i 

iii. Daniel TiLDKN, b. — ; d. riged 21 years. He wa.s a young man of J 

great promise, and noted for his strong religious faith. I 

iv. Reukcca, b. — ; d. — ; m. ist, J. G. Wilmot, of Annapolis, Md.; m. \ 

2d, Capt. Stephen ITowland, (s. of 2S2,) of New Bedford. They lived | 

ill Baltimore, Md.; h.'id a s. Stephen, who resided in N. Y. city in 1S85. | 

V. Sarah, b. — ; d. — : m. Taylor, of 2^fanchcster, ya. | 

vi. CoRvii.iA, b. — ; d. — ; m. Rev. Nerval Wilson, of the "M. F. chiuch, I 

Et one time Presiding Elder of the Potoniac (Va.) district. I 

- _ I 

''A dcs :eiHU>r.l cf George can go no further bad; th^n Geotjie, but lie says Geoyc;e had a biolher i 

Jereii-ii.ih who wf^p a pliysLlau, ai.d ;m! unc)c Silii; also that Georj:;e v.a5; from Massachusetts, v/iiica | 

facts lo.aie him here b-jyond a doubt. Samuel may have had these two '.vivos, the foniifi rnu: ai^J a :■ 

child Geor!;e 5 ■•.• hu went to New York st;.te, whioh might accC'UiU 'oi Geor^;c'.s .-.;.: at.i^c.aiug i:i { 

the list given by ihe writer mentioned above. J 





i:i. ^^MOTiiY,'' {A'/c/ioIas,^ Alchohis^ Zoclh^ Ilcnry ,^') 
':,: rn in Dartmoutli, 14, 4, 1743 ; m. 15, i, 1767, Lucy, dau. 
: <■ Prince and Maiy Allen, b. 23, 7, 1748. He v/as a farmer 
•r« Dartmouth, where he always lived, and where he died. 

'44. i. ZKKnAH, b. 7, 7, 1768; d. — ; 111. Jonathan Russell. 
:,J5. ii., b. 10, 5, 1770; d. 1S15. 

iii. Dehokau, b. 13, 5, 1777; d. — ; ni. Joseph 1 lowland. 
i-^n. iv. Allen, b. 1783; d. — ; m. ist, in 180S, Hannah, dau. of Joshua liou- 
land (19S) ; m. 2d, in 1816, Rhoda Stafford. Had : i, Holder, b. 2S, 9, 
1809, m. Ainiy Slocum; 2, Phebe, b. 2, 12, iSii, m. Joseph Tucker. 
Children by second wife: 3, Elihii, b. 10, 2, 1817, m. in 1845, I^^i^- 
nah, dau. of J( hn Hull — no children living; 4, Hannnh, b. 21, 6, 1819, 

m. Caleb ; 5, Lucy, b. 1823, d. 1856; 6, Sarah, b. 1S27, d. 1857, 

m. Joseph E. Smilh; 7, John, b. 1832, d. 1869, m. j\lary T. Anthony.- 
V. EviTU, b. — ; d. — ; m. 29, 1, 1S06, James Howland. 
vi. Betsey, b. — ; d. — ; m. 29, i, 1S06, Zephaniah Slade. 
vii. Elizav.kt]!, b. — ; d. — ; m. Slocum Steele. 


125. Joshua,'* (^Daniel,'' A^ic/tolas^^ Zoct/i,^ Ilcnry,^) 
h'orn 27, 8, 1754, ^^^ Dartmouth; m. 13, 4, 1788, Eunice 
^^'ood, and is said to have settled in Westport. They had 
several children, aniong whom was : 

i. Joshua,* b. 27, 8, 1796; m. 1815, Selvester Smith. ]ie was a farmer, 
and lived near Russell's jNIills, Dartmouth. They had the following 
children b. in Dartmouth: 1. Capt. Frederic S., b. 6, 7, iSiS, wlio 
in early life engaged in the whaling service, and was for many years a 
master-mariner sailing from New IJedford, his family living near Rus- 
sell's Mill.N, Dartmouth; m. 6, 2, 1S42,' Almy S., dau. of William Rus.- 
sell, of Dartmouth, and had ch. : i, Eliza A., b. 28, 12, 1S42, m. 6, 3, 
1 86.7, Oliver JI. Almy, Jr., of Little Comjiton, R. I., and had Lillian, 
L\ — , d. 3d mo., 1805, and a l.ou; 2, Annie T., b. 2?.. 6, 1S44, d. 23, 
8, 1845; 3< Klit'i 1^-. '^- 28, 9, 1849, ni- '8, S, 1S70, John L. Russell; 
4, Helen A., b. 2S, o, 1849, m. 28, 8, 1S66, John O. Slocum, of Dart- 

* For nlhcr cliilclrcii of josliua and Eunice, spc p:igc 96. 


moiUh; 5, Charles Y. R., h. ;8, 8, 1851 ; 6, Ilctiy R., \>. 16, 7, ; ■ , 
d. II, 3, 1875; 7' ^lyr- 1'-. ''• 5. f\ 1S62. 2. Abraia, b. — ; (J. t, , 
fancy. 3. Joshua, b. — ; d. in infancy. 4. PheljeS., b. — ; ni. 1; 
George 11. Eldridgc, a minister of the Christian denomination ; res'; ' 
at one time in Skowlicgan, Mc., and had ch. : i, Sylvia D.; 2, Cicr • 
D.; 3, Charles F.; 4, Phebe H.; 5, Miriam D. 5. Andrew M., b.-- 
drowned at the age of 14. 6. Charles II., b. 25, 2, 5824; m. i:'.. 
abeth, dau. of Abram 1 lowland, of Dartmouth, and had: i, Hu':-; 
M.; 2, Gertrude; 3, Arthur M., who d. in infancy. 7. Sylvia A., :■ 
16, 6, 1826; m. in 1853, Capt. Robert P. Eldridge; lived at one tin-., 
in New IJedford, and had ch. : I, Robert A.; 2, Isadore F.; 3, Ne!ii' 
}'. 8. Samuel B., b. — ; d. in infancv. 


125. Daniel/' (yDanicl^^ JS^icJwhis^' Zocth^ Henry}) 
born in Dartmouth, 3, 7, 1759 ; m. 10, 2, 178S, Sarah Wood. 
He owned a farm in his native town, where he always lived. 
Children : 

i. Ei>\, b. 25, 5, 1789; d. — ; m. Henry Tucker, 27, 3, 1S05.* % 

317. ii. Bkadkokd, b. 31, i, 1790; d. — . f 

iii. Amy, b. 5, 4, 1792; d. — ; m. John Barker. \ 

34S. iv. Daniki,, b. 13, 4, 1794; d. — . f 

V. EuNlCic, b. 2. 7, 1796; d. — ; m. Gideon Devol. | 

349. vi. John ^V., b. 7, 12, 179S; d. — . \ 

vii. S.\RAH, b. i:;, II, iSoo; d. — ; m. Samuel Barker. > 

350.viii. Rowland, b. 4, 3, 1803; d. — . 2 

351. i.K. RoDOLi'HUS, b. 5, II, J805; d. 12, 10, 1S7S. I 

X. THKKtSA, b. 14, 3, iSio; d. — ; ni. Godfrey Cornell, of Westporl. \ 

I " 

.16. Gii)i:ox,^ {Bcii/((/jiin,^ JVic/ioIas}^ ZocLh}^ Henry}) 
born in Dartmouth, 4, 3, 1750 j ni. Catliarine, dau. of Gil e.*: 
and Sylvia S. Slocum, who d. 27, i, 1837. Nothing hriS 
been learned b}' the writer regarding Gideon's place of res- 
idence. Children : 

352. i. Gills, b. 21, n, 1774; d. 10, 4, 1840, in .'■^.Jiieca co., X. V. 

353. ii. Ezra, b. 19, 9, 1776; d. i, 6, 1799, in Havana. 

* Sec Appendix for ctiilclrcn. 




VA- ''■'• fAUJ, b. 23, 8, 1778; i1. 3, !0, 1854, 

■:^(,. iv. Q'KNEi.irs S., b. 22, II, 1780; d. :'.. 4, 1842; m. 29, 7. iSoS, Rebecca, 
dau. of Gcor[;o ntul ?»!aiy Smilli, wlio d. 3, 7, 1R22. in bisMJll ]-,e 
meuiioiis brother Pa\il, and sisters Abigail and Catharine. lJ-:-A c)i.: 
I, M.-iy, b. 8, 7, 1809, d. 26, 4, 18^5; 2, George, b. 14, 10, iSii, d. 
29,4, 1827; 3, Cpiharine, 1). 12, 11, 1813, d. 4, 10, 1S35; 4, Kliz- 
abetb, b. 2, 6, 1S16, d. 12, i, iS.?2; 5, S'.frah Rebecca, b. 16, U, iSui, 
d. 9, 3, 1S39, in. Henry, son of Pardon and Ik-psibaii Howbmd. 
V. Ai;iGA.iL, b. 16, I, 1783; d. 5, 2, iSr,^. 

vi. Catiiarink, b. 22, 7, 17S6; d. 12, S, 1S23; n;. ^^inslou•. 

356. vii. GiDKON, b. 11, 8, 1790; d. r-S, 12, 1796. 
j57. viii. NiCHOLA'^,' b. 4, 3, i^'i'-X; d. 13, 3, 1794. 

ix. Svi.viA '^., 1). 4, 10, 1793; d. 27, 7, 1847, and ])uriod in Dartnioutli. 


1 26. BenjAM in,'' {Bcnjciuiii},'^- Nicholas^' Zocth ,'^ Jlcnr \\^) 
born in Dartmouth, T2, jo, 175^ ; m. g, 10, 1777, ISiary, 
liau. ofBeniannn and T^lary Slocuni, of DarhnriutJi, b. 4, 9, 
'755' ^- ?)^-> ^o-. 1S40, in Lcvlyard, N. Y. The.}- went ilrst 
to Sarato^-a co., N. Y., in 1791, and in 1798 seliled ni Ca- 
yuga CO., N. ^'., wlierc lie '\\'as an extensive farmer, and died 
in 1S31. He was collector of taxes in Dartinouth. Chil- 
dren : 

i. Sylvia, b. 31, 8, 1778; d. 4, 10, 1845; m. i, i, 1793, Jethrc Wuuri. 
IR.d : I, John, h. lo, 9, 1795, ni. jlclva Sherwood, ai.d had, I, jt.tiiro, 
2, Julia; 2, Ucnjamin II., ii. 24, 2. X797, m. Helen A. Townsend, and 
had, 1, Kil/abjth, 2, Si-rah G., 3, Edward, 4, Fanny, 5, Albert; 3, 
Maria, m. Jeremiah J- cote, and had, i, Jclhro; 4, Fhebe; 5, Sarali, b. 
10, I, 1S04, in. Robert Uiideihill, and had, i, Phebe, who m. Dr. Up- 

degraph, 2, Prank, 3, Jolm Wood, 4, , 5, Sarah, 6, Mary, 7, Ann, 

8, William; 6, Sylsia Ann, b. 12, 2, 1810, m. Jjcnipmin Gould, of 
Ledyard, Cayuga co., N. V. (Mention of Jetliro Wood \\ill be made 
in the Appendix.) 
35S. ii. HtMi'KUKY, b. 16,9, 17S0; d. 13, 12, 1862. 

iii. ^L\KTilA, b. 4, 3, 1784; d. 29, 6, 1853; m. William Ha/litt. Had: I. 
Ledra, 1). 15, 4, 1805; d. 29, 5, 18.J.0; m. iS, 6, 1S35, Rebecca, dau. 
of Job and Ilcl^orah (His, formerly of New P.edford, and had Will-' 
iam Pcdra, b. i, 5, 1837. wb.o married, 2, I, 1S73,, ]vO>^^^-:ite, d;iughtcr 
of Jerome Ji. and Susan \\. Hunt, of JJalh, V. V., and ha.s one child, 
J.edr-.i, L. 16, 2, 187.!. 2. Annie, whu mairied lier.janvln G.'uld, 
of Auro)-a, \. v., 17, 12, 1827, and had: i, Thom.r-: 2. Wm-;; >, 
Lliza; 4, YvTli;iai H.; 5, Aimic; 6, Chnr!'-s ]■;. .'Vniiit 'i. 18, (>, iS!'>'j, 


and Bcnjninin her husband n\. S, lo, 1S70, Sylvia Anr;, dau. of |e!hr=. f 

and Sylvia (I lowland) Wood. 5 

iv. Maky, b. 26, 3. 17SS; d. !Si2, 1864; m. I'hoinas Alscp. I, 

V. Harmonv, b. 14, 10, 1790; d. 12, 3, 1841, unnuirricd. «■ 

359. V). Sl.oCLA.', b. 20, 9, 1794; d. 21, 6, iSSi. ^4 


132. Capt. WiLLiAiM,^ (y^^'^s" I^^(J(^c^^ Samuel,- Ilenry^) 
bora about 1744, at Jamestown (Conaiiicut Island,) R. 1. -. 
m. 22, I, 176S, Ann Sears, who was b. i, 12, 1749, '^"^^ ^' 2^' 
8, 1813. William d. at Newport, R. I., where most of his 
cliildren lived and died. Children : 

i. Rkkkcca, b. 9, 5, 1770; d. 10, 9, 1S54, at Newport, R. I., unmarried. 

ii. Ann, b. 18, ?, 1772; d. 8, 9, 1S58, at Newport, R. I.; m. James Taylor, \ 

4; 7) 1799- Had: i, William Jiowland; 2, Mary Ann; 3, George W.; f 

4, Harriet; 5, John Jiowland; 6, Robert James; 7, Harriet I'Vanccs. I 

360. iii. Abiel, b. — ; d. in infancy. | 
iv. Mary, b. 9, 10, 1775; d. 22, 6, 1S52, at Newport, R. I.; m. 9, 9, i79.<, \ 

Peregrine Rowland, who was b. 5, 7, 1773, and d. 18,9, 1811, at | 

Charleston, S. C. They had dau. Anslis Almy, 1). 10,9, 1795; d. 5, | 

1 1, 1867, unmarried. I 

V. ELl7„\r,F.rii S., b. 30, 7, 177S; d. 30, 7, 1S51, at Newport, R. I., unm. | 

vi. Hannah, b. 13, 10, 1780; d. 14, 8, 1S37, ^"^ Ne\\port, R. I. Had six | 

"' children. j 

361. vii. WiLi.tAM, b. 3, 5, 1783; d. 26, 8, iSoo, at Newport, R. I., unmarried. \ 

362. viii. Isaac, b. 26, 6, 1789; d. in Kentucky; m. Mary Hall, of Newport, R. 1. | 

Had: i. James Taylor, b. in Kentucky; wa.s an officer of the Ken- | 

tucky volunteers in the Mexican war; in the war of the rebellion v.a-j | 

captain of Co. A, 3d Missouri volunteers, and was severely woundc!. | 

2. Marv Ys'anton. ! 


William IIowland Taylor, son of James and Ann . ? 

(Rowland) Ta3-lor, was born in Newport, R. I., 6, i, iSoo. \ 

His father, being a teacher in the academy of Robert Rog- \ 

ers of Newport, took charge of his edncation. When his | 

school-days were over, he was employed in the drug store | 

of his father, (who had studied medicine with Dr. Isaac | 

Senter, of Newport,) and was there till 1816, when he tooh ! 

a situation in a store in Providence, R. I. lie soon returned I 

to Newport, and was appointed clerk in the custom-house | 

at place b}' William Ellery, one of tlit: si.f:fnc;]-s of (lie * 




Declaration of Inde]")eiKlencc, and tlicn collector of that port. 
In 182 1 he was ap]->o5nted deputy-collector of the customs 
hv Barnabas Bates, then collector of Bristol, R. I., and was 
married June rSth of tliat 3'ear to Elizabeth Ann Pitman, of 
Newport, R. I., b\' Rev. Daniel Webb. In 1824 he went 
10 Providence, and was in the drug business till 1S29, when 
JvCmuel Williams, then collector of the port of New Bedford, 
secured his services as deputy, which office he filled till 
1843, when he. resigned to take the secretary-ship of the 
Mutual Marine Insurance Co. then just chartered, and which 
office he filled for 20 3'ears, until the expiration of the com- 
pany's charter. Soon after the Ocean Mutual Insurance 
Co. was formed, he was elected secretaiy and president, 
and held these offices until it closed business in 1S78. 
Me served as alderman; chairman of the school committee ; 
an engineer of the fire department from 1S32 to 1856; a 
member of the school committee for many years ; one of the 
charter members of the New Bedford Port Societ}^ for the 
floral Improvement of Seamen, and secretaiy of the sanie 
tor man}' years; a charter member of Acushnct Lodge, I. 

0. of O. F., and always took a deep interest in the order. 
At the time of his death he was president of the Bristol 
Count}' Mutual Fire Insurance Co., which office he held for 
23 years. He resided in New Bedford from 1829 till his 
death, and was always closely identified with llie public in- 
terests of the city. He died 13, 9, 18S0, at the ripe age of 
80 years and 8 months, and was buried in his family lot in 
Rural cemetery (new part.) On his monument is this in- 
scription : " Vir frobiis.^ viaritji.s aiuans, ^afcr bcn7(r)ius,'^ 
(an upright man, a loving husband, a kind llulier.) 

William il. and Elizabeth A. P. Tavlur liad ch. : i. Mary A., b. 16, 3, 1822; 111. 
John Hobart. 2. Emily A., b, 4, 2, 1824; m. in 1846, Job A. T. Eddy, and had : 

1, Ai)rahain T.; 2, Job; 3, Anna W.; 4, Charles; 5, Walter; 6, Mary; 7, Emily A. 
3. James, b. 20, 10, 1825; m. in 1849, Elizabeth \. Stoddard, and had: I, An-iie 
Ilowland; 2, William lluwland (an M. D. in 1S.S5); 3, James A.; 4, .Mary L.; 5, 
Erank T. 4. William II., b. 19, 7, 1827; m. in 1S52, Meriliah Kandall, and had: 
I, John n. K.; 2, Charles H. 5. John P., b. 4, i, 1S30; m. in 1855, Mary IIow- 
land GiiTord, and had : I, James P.; 2, Robert (L; 3, Mary E.; 4, Caroline R.; 5, 


Frank C; 6, Stephen N. 6. Jane E., h. 5, 4, 1832; m. in 1831, Jolm ( . ]]{<.■ 
and had: i, Caroline E.: 2, Edward S. ; 3, Horace M.; 4, Ella. 7. Cieorjje A., •, 
20, 4, 1S34; m, in 1S56, Maiy M. Eldridj^e, and luid : i, Samuel C'.; 2, John P.; ? 
William IL C; 4, Eucy D.; 5, Samuel E. S. Harriet C, b. 25, S, 1836; rn. ]■■ 
I.S56, Charles H. Sanford, and had Elizabeth T. 9. Amelia E., b. 10, 2, 1841; m 
in 1S63, Samuel S. AVhile, and had C'harles F. Of the above children of ^^'il!ialll 
H. Taylor, in 1SS5, Nos. 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 9, were living, the first and la-st in Eairhaver,. 
the others i;i New Bedford. James (Xo. 3) has been in the New ]^)edford custo:i,. 
house many years. John P. (No. 5) is a druggist. 

218. ; 


135. Isaac, •'• (^Ahraliain^'' Ahraliani^ Scnuncl^ Ilenry}') 
born — ; m. 14, 12, 176S, Hannah Doten. Davis' Piymontli 
sa^'s Sarah Uoten, but Fred C. Howland, a descendant. 
sa3'S her name was Hannah. The Plymouth records say | 

Isaac's wife was Sarah Doten. The dates of birth of chi!- f 

dren, Ichabod, John, Henry, Charles, Samuel, and Calvin, * 

are in ilic I'h'moutli records. He always lived in Plviviouth j 

count\'. Children, not in order of birth : . | 

363. i. JosF.rH, b. — ; lost at sea. # 
ii. KATH.MiTNK, b. — ; d. — ; ni. William Morton. ? 

364. iii. Abraham, b. — ; d. — ; m. 1793, Elizabeth Finney. Had: i, Williani, | 

b. 1794, who was a sea-captain, and m. Polly B Clarke; 2, Betsey, b. -s 

1797, ra. John Swift. | 

365. iv. Jacob,!}. — ; d. — ; m. 179S, Jane Hovey. Had: i, Catharine, m. 3 

Isaac Lucas; 2, Pamelia, m. Thomas Bearse. ] 

366. V. IsA.\c, b. — ; d. — ; m. 15, ii, 1812, Phebe Saunders, 
vi. Pamei.ia, b. — ; d. — ; m. Williani ]Morton. 

367. vii. IciiAB'i]), ]). 27, 4, 17S1; d. — ; m. Deborah Crocker, of Carver. Had: 

I, Hannah, b. i, 10, 1805; 2, Lemuel C, b. 9, 11, 1S07. 

368. viii. Joiix, b. 1784; d. 7, 6, 1871;" m. 6, 6, 1819, Nancy Lucas. 

369. ix, Henry, b. 4, 3, 17S6; m. Susanna Leach, and had dau. Susan, who ni. 

Everett Finney. 

370. X. Charles, b. 12, 8, 178S; d. — ; m. 16, 11, 1806, Deborah Clarke. Had ; 

I, Charles; 2, Sally, m. Ira Litchfield; 3, Adaline, m. Henry l-inney; 
4, Deborah, m. John Harlow. 

371. xi. Samuel, b. 31, 8, 1793; d. — ; m. Hannah Corban Holmes. Had: 

I. Calvin, who m. Briggs of New Hampshire, and had — i, 

Charles; 2, Eliza Jane, who m. P>allou. Calvin's family lived in 

Stoughton in 1884, and he wiis killed by a fall in November of that 
year; he was a painter by trade, held a license as auctioneet, and 
was quite successful as a public lecturer. 2. Ciiarles, who lived i:i 
Randolph, Vt.; was m. and had a dau. Sarah, who m. Oliver. 

372. xii. C.'VEVIN, b. 12, 5, 1797; d. — ; in. Lydia Nickerson. 



1-^7. Capl. PiiRicz,'^ {'JoscJ^Ii,'^ Abra/uriii,^ Sa)iii{ci," 
J/i-firv,^) born 3, 12, 1755, in Freetown; m. ist, Batlisheba 
Foster, b. 31, 7, 1778, d. 27, 5, 1818 ; m. 2d, Sylvia Whit- 
jfii. He was a prominent man in his day. He was much 
in pubhc life ; commissioned captain in the 4tli INIass. in- 
Santry, 25, 6, 1812, and did good service in the war with 
CJreat Britain. All of his children were born in Hanson. 
Children : 

373. i. Fkkez, b. 21, 9, 1S05; d. 22, 8, 1855. 

ii. LrsANNA C, b. 27, 10, 1S07; 111. Oliver Leach, and was living in 

Brockton in 1SS5. Had: i, Oliver F., m. Julia P. F. WiUi.5; 2, L. 

Adeline, m. John T. Fiurke; 3, Daniel II., m. Julia E. llowlaiid; 4, 

Clarissa J., m. De Witt C. Packard. 
37zj. iii. Ay\, b. 12, 2, iSil; d. 7, 12, 1SS4; m. Cynthia Fish. Had: I, (Jeorge; 

2, Nathaniel T.; 3, Albert; 4, Cynthia J.; 5, Lydia A. 

375. iv. AxiiKFW B., b. I, 5, 1S13; d. 30, 10, 1879; m. Lydia Bcarse. Had: i, 

William; 2, Jasper; 3, Bathsh':ba; 4, Lester; 5, Austin, who is liv- 
ing; the others died young. 

376. V. Daniel F., b. 15, 3, 1816; m. Mary FraU. Had: i, Daniel O.; 2, 

Charles F.; 3, Perez; 4, Asbury; 5, Mary .-!>., who died young. 


140. TIIO^L\s,^ (Saji?u<r/,'^ jt'o/m,'-^ SdviucI,'' Henry ^^) born 
26, 2, 1743, say Swanzey F. R..; born 9, 3, 1743, says 
Aldrich llowland ; m. Mary Kimball, b. 31, i> 1744. " ^^^^ 
came from Seekonk, Mass., to Burrillville, R. I.," where 
most if not all his children were born. He afterwards 
moved to Douglas, where he died in 1815.* Of his chil- 
dren Joseph and Stephen, his granddaughter Bernice knows 
nothing. Children, not in order of birth : 

377. i. JusEill, b. — ; d. — . 

ii. RilIU.CCA, b. 1767; d. 12, 1, 1849; ni. Jesse Aldrich. Had: I, Ad.a; 
2, Serena, 

* The dc:.ctr,J,-inls of Thomas say tliat he \v?,s a Friend; that V\<. sen James has bc-n heard to say- 
that he often roue behind his father on hor.seback from Douglas to Uxbridge, to Quaker meeting. 
Ihcy think he came from the Holland's Ferry branch, but I tan find no records to .substantiate thio 
• Uim, as mentioned heretofore. Many of Daniel's descenii.nits were Friend;, and so were many of 


378. iii. Jamks, 1). oth luo., J76S, d. iS, 3, 1845. 

379. iv. Stiu'Hen, b. about 1770. 

V. S.AR.Ui, b. — ; cl. — ; ni. James A.lyer. 
vi. Bkrnici:, b. - — ; d. — ; m. Samuel Howland. 
. vii. Mary, b. — ; d. — ; m. Ca'vin Aldrich. 
viii. Patienck, b. — ; d. — ; m. Henry Tyb^r. 
i.\. Dorcas, b. — ; d. — ; ni. Jacob Jennings. She died at the a^;c of i^- 
years, and until she was 95 was able to do her own housework. ! ia-i : 
I, Cali':ta; 2, Stephen; 3, Ochra; 4, Calvin. 

145. Capt. JoHN,^ {yo/ni,^ yos/ina,^ Sami/e/,- /Ic/ny,"') 
born in Middleborough or Freetown ; m. ist, 27, i, 1763. 
Lydia, dau. of Shadrach Pierce, who was b. 30, 9, 1744; 
m. 2d, Beulali, dau. of Sanuiel Bemis, Jr., of Spencer, b. 
29, 9, 1754; "^- 3^^' Rachel, dau, of Hilkiah Pierce, and 
widow- of Jolin Perkins, of Middleborough, v/ho was b. 
29, 3, 1749, ^^^^^ '■^' '^^^ Spencer in 1830. The first three 

224. ■ 

140. Samuei.,^ {SainucI,^ J'o/in,^ Sa/zNir/,'^ /Ic/iryJ) i 

The Glocestcr (R. I.) T. R. have the following : '' Sarnuc! j 

llowland, Jr., of Scituate, son of Sarnuel Ilovsland, o!" | 
Gloccster, and Hannah Franklin, of Scituate, dau. of Elisha 

Franklin, of Scituate, were married Dec. 3d, 1779." Dr. ; 

G. W. Howland, of Flint, Mich., says : " Samuel was bor:i i 

in Massachusetts ; moved to Howland's Ferrv. His broth- '; 

ers Caleb, Acil H., John C, and Thomas H., removed to i 

Central New York. Samuel moved to Fcutland, Vt. Had '] 


three sons and three daughters." * Children : '] 

3S0. i. Banister, b. — ; d. — . 

381. ii. Sahix, b. — ; d. — . 

382. iii. Samuel, b. — ; d. — . 

383. iv. FREELO^■E M., h. — ; d. — . (Xamed for her j^'randmother l'"reclove?j 

V. Susan, h. — ; d. — . 
^i. Irene, b. — ; d. — . 

^See Appendix for further matter in regard to Sajnuci (:^4.) 


chiicircn were born irj Middleborough. About: 1770 tlic 
:'-mily settled in Spencer, where John was a highly recpcctcd 
•i/cn. There is a large posterity. Children : 

_jlv;. i. EfEiNF.zr.R, b. 31, 10, 1763; d. — ; m. 17, 2, 1791, I.ucrelia Lamb, of 
Spencer, b. 31, 3, 1764. They moved from Spencer to Lyndon. Vt., 
where lie died. Had: I, John; 2, Wealthy; 3, Polly; 4, Ebenezcr. 

;S5. u.'^Abiah, i). II, 3, 17G5; d. — ; n. Kerley Howe, and had a son Abiah, 
b. 5, 4, 1784. 

1%. iii. Abner, b. 13, 4, 1767; d. — . 

jSj. iv. Abner, b. 15, 3, 1769; d. — . 

v. Lydia, b. — ; d. — ; m. Welcome Jenks, of Erookfield, who was a 
blacksmith, and at one time major in the state n;ililia. They li\'ed for 
a time at Lyndon, Vt., and subsequently in Vermillion co., Ind. 
vi. Jl'Dnii, b. — ; d. — ; m. 10, 12, 1797, Leonard W'atson, of Spencer. 
Had: l, Roxanna; 2, Charles; 3, Leonard; 4, Nancy; 5, Eber. They 
lived at one time in Lyndon, Vt. 

Children by second wife : 

vii. PoiXY, b. 20, 3, T775; d. — ; m. 3, 7. 1796, Richard Beers, of Spencer. 
Had: i, Betsey, b. 7, 7, 179S; 2, Waity, b. 23, 8, 1800, d. 6, 5, 1801. 
.^SS. viii. James, h. 30, 10, 1776; d. — . 

ix. Abica]L, b. 6, 6, 1779; d. — ; m. 20, 5, 1798, William Knight, Jr., of 
Spencer. Had: I, Fanny; 2, Charles; 3, John; 4, William; 5, Will- 
iam n.; 6, James. They lived at one time in Spencer, and subse- 
quently in Millbury. 

389. X, V»^ILLARD, b. 28, I, 1780; d. — . 
xi. Susan, b. 19, 4, 1783; d. — . 

390. xii. Aeiah, b. 16, 8, 1785; d. — . 


145. RuFUS,^ ('J'o/ifi,'^ Joshua,^ Samuel ^^ Henry }^ born 
^' 5> i75i» in Freetown or Middleborough; m. Bathsheba 
Kennedy, b. 20, 11, 1755. They removed to New York 
st;tte, and settled in Chenango county. His wife died, and 
he went to live with his dauo-hter in Vermont. Children : 

i. Betsey, b. 28, 2, 1777; d. — ; m. Elkany Peirce, of Middleborough. 
ii. Meucy, b. 18, 7, 1779; d. — ; m. 1st, Benjamin Reed, of Freetown; m. 
2d, John Pierce, of Middleborough. 
."9'- iii. Noble, b. 24, 3, 1783; d. — . 

iv. E.VTHSHEHA, b. 8, 4, 1784; d. — . 
V. •Bathshkha, b. 7, 5, 1791 ; d. — ; m. Martin Pierce. 
■ 392. vi. Pardon, b. 12, 9, 1793; d. — . 

vii. Lucy, b. 15, 5, 1797; d. — ; m. William Howland. 

130 THE HOWlvANDS OF AMfiRtCA. ;; 


145'. EsECK,'"' {yohii.^'' yoshua^ Samuel^ Henry }^ b:- 

15, 9, 1760, in Middleborough ; m. in 1778, Phebe Sears, \ 

of Middleborough, sister of Earl Sears, who m. Judith, f 

Eseck's sister. Phebe died at the residence of her dau. \ 

Lucinda, 30, 5, 1S46, aged 82. Eseck and Phebe have . ? 

large posterity, many of them living in Vermont. Thc\ ' 

early moved to Piainfield, Vt., purchased a tract of land, ;: 

and went' to housekeeping two miles from the nearest whit-.- \ 
neighbor, and sixteen miles through the wilderness from li;. 
nearest grist-mill. He was a thrifty, successful farmer. 

They moved to East Montpelier, Vt., where the}' lived umil . 

Eseck died, 15, 9, 1841. Children : | 

393. i. JoPfX, b. — ; a. — . 

ii. LUCJNDA, b. 17S3; d. 24, 3, 1859; m. about iSri, William Lamson, .k 
farmer, of j\Iontpelier, Vt. Kad : i . William, b. in Montpelier, where 
he m. Mary Marshall, and had : i, George; 2, Edson; 3, Lucy. J. 
Stillniaii, b. in Montpelier, m. Abigail Decamp, and had: i, Williari:; 
2, Nathaniel. 3. Samuel, b. and d. in Montpelier, where he m. Annit 
Buzzell, and had : i, Alonzo; 2, Abigail. 4. Lucy, b. in Montpelirr, 
m. John Gallison of that place, who is a farmer, and had : i, Henry: 
2, Alonzo; who are not living. 

iii. Abigail, b. — ; d. — ; m. Nathaniel Lawson, a larracr, of Montpea-.-i, 
Vt., and died childless. 

394, iv. Eseck, b. — ; d. — . 


232. I 

146. Consider, -"^ (yJ/f//f7 <:///,'' Joshua,^ Samuel^ Henry, ^) | 

born 17,8, 1752 or '53; m. 17, 5, 1786, Elizabeth Hall. | 

Always lived in Middleborough, where he was born. Eliz- | 

abeth was a daughter of Abraham Hall, who was governor i 

of New Jersey, where she was born 7, 9, 1768 ; she died at ■:^ 

Lisle, N. Y., 8, 6, 1834. T^^^y were married at INIiddle- ' 
borough. Consider died at Lisle, Broome co., N. Y., Mon- 
day, I, 9. 3S34, ^'^ "^ disease of the brain, and was buriec' 

there beside his wife. Their hrst four children, at least. ^ 

were born in INIiddleborough ; probably the others were boi n | 

in Lisle, where they settled. Children : | 



♦<):. i. M-M-ACHi, b. 15, 6, 17S7; u. at Lisle, N. Y., 16, S, 1S63, lUiinarried. 
yj6. ii. AiiKAHAM, b. 23, 8, 17S9; m. Sarah l^Iargarct, dau. of Henry and Sally 

Towii.-eiid, of Troy, N. Y. 
iii. Sakau, b. 13, 6, 1791; m. David Clark, of Middkbcirough, b. 19, 12, 

17S7. Sarah d. at Lisle, N. Y., ri, 10, 1848, and David died at the 

same place. 10, 3, 1S33. They had eight childreii. 
'0-. i\. ("oxsiDER, b. 26, 5, 1793; m. Rebecca, dau. of Abraham Briggs, at Mid- 

dleborough, Friday, 16, 2, 1S16. He v/as living at Lisle, M. Y., in 

1S73. They had eleven children. 
yjS. V. John, b. 17, 4, 1795; d. — . 
3<)9. vi. GovKRNOR, b. 26,2, 1797; d. — ; m. ist, Margaret Gifford, and left 

vii. Edzabeih, b. 2, 5, 1799; d. — ; rn. Lyman Tracy. 
400. viii. AllTEMAS, b. 8, 5, iSoi; d. — . 

ix. Marv, b. 2, 8, 1803; d. — . 
4CI. X. Reuken, b. 5, 6, 1806; d. — . Left children. 

402. xi. James, b. 5, 6, 1S09; d. — . 

403. xii. Hiram, b. 12, 10, 181 1; d. — . Had children. 

146. Samuel,^ {JMalachi^'^ "Joshua^ Samncl^ Hcnry^^ 
born in IMiddleboroiigli, 27, 10, 1766; m. ist, Hope, dau. 
of Ezra Clark, of INIiddleborough, b. 3, 7, 1773, d. 10, 9, 
1808; m. 2d, 4th mo., 1810, widow Luc}^ Babcock, dau. of 
Dea. John Price, of Fairhaven ; m. 3d, widow Jane Martin, 
^{ Scipio, N. Y., 1 2th mo., 1816. He lived on the old 
homestead in Middleborough ; was engaged in farming and 
furnishing timber for the ship-yard till the hard times caused 
by tlie war of 181 2 led him to move his family to New York, 
settling in Cayuga co. Children : 

404. i. Ezra, b. 16, 1, 1796; d. 2, 11, 1866. 
ii. Marv, b. — ; d. — . 

405. iii. Deliverance, b. 25, 8, 1799; d. in 1S14, at Aurora, N. Y. 
iv. Delany, b. 4, 7, 1801. 

406. V. James, b. 15, 5, 1803. Settled in western New York, 
vi. RiiODA, b. 19,4, 1805; unmarried, 

Cliildren by second wife : 

407. vii. Samuel, b. 9, i, iSi i ; d. 16, 4, 18S0; m. 19, i, 1S36, Sophia T. Cook, 

and settled in Grand Rapids, Mich. Had: I, Susan Sophia, b, 2, 4, 
,1842, d. II, 7, 1S4?.; 2, Samuel Philis, b. 29, 3, 1843, ^- 7i 6, 1844; 


3, Ellen Lucretia, h. 3, 5, 1845, d. 12, 8, 1846; 4, Lucy A 
5, 12, 1S50, d. 23, 7, 1874; 5, Jennie Belle, b. 7, 4, 1853, 
viii. I,ucY, b. xS, 3, 181 2; d. — ; m. H. K. Rose, and settled in Cr, 
ids, Mich. 

Child by third wife : 

40S. ix. Charles N., b. ic, 9, 181 7. Settled in Spring Mills, N. Y. 


149. Seth,5 ( JosJma,'^ Joshua,^ Samuel-^ Henry,'') b 
about 1768; d. about 1830, at the town of Ilamden, 1)..: 
ware co., N. Y. He was b}^ occupation a shoemaker, :■: 
moved (probabl}^ from Freetown) to New York state c:t:: , 
in his married hfe. Some of his relatives had already - 
tied there. This is the *' cousin Seth " referred to in \. 
sketch of Joshua (149.) Children : 

409. i. Asa, b. — ; d. — ; m. 1812, Lucretia Brant. Llad : I, Mar>-c!tc: . 

Angcllette; 3, Antonette; 4, Janette ; 5, Gaford; 6, Ransford. /. 
worked at shoemaking for twelve or fifteen years, and then kept a ! ■• 
The building was made of logs, and was called "the Log Tav.r. 
It stood on the stage road between Delhi and Walton, Delaware .. . 
N. Y. 

410. ii. Daniel R., b, 27, 6, 1792; d. 5th mo., 18S2. 

411. iii. Wilbur, b. — ; d. — . 

412. iv. Rev. Amos, b. about 1S03. He studied medicine, and was an emin- ' 

physician ; later in life he became a preacher of the gospel, and c. 
at Covington, Pcnn., a few years ago; no family. 

151. George, 5 {Isaac,^ Joshua;^ Samuel,^ Hairy,') 
born in Freetown; m. ist, Deborah Shaw; m. 2d, Betsey 
Shaw. The writer has no record of any cliildren of Geor-c, 
the son of Isaac, except the first mentioned below; but one 
of the Long Branch (N. J.) Howlands (Mulford, b. 181S,) 
says they came from a James. v>^ho was a son of George, 
and had a brother jNirchaei. And it is probable that the--'- 
two Georges are the same person. If so, the followino- arc 
his children ; 

iie>;ry iiowland s descendants. 133 

i. DrfiORAK, b. — ; <L — ; n\. 1S05, Elijah, son of Isaac and Rachel 
Deanc, of Dartmoulh (D. K.) 
^,3. ii. JAMES, b. ~; d. ~. 
^14. iii. MiCHAEi, b. — ; d. — . 


151. Samuel,^ (Isaac,^ 'Joslma^ Samuel^ J/enry^) 
.'^cUled in Lisle, N. Y. Children : 

415. i. BAkNAr.AS, b. — : d. — ; ip. Srlly Lake, his brother's widow. Had: i, 

Charles; 2, Arthur; 3, Morgan; 4, George, b. about 1837, who has 

I, George E. ; 2, Henry; 3, . The first three are farmers, and 

Arthur lives on the homestead. 

416. ii. Zknas, b. — : d. — , near Poughkeepsie, N. Y. ; m. Sally Lake. Had: 

I, Emily; 2, Mary J-; 3, Charles; 4, Elizabeth ; 5, Eden. 

4I/'. iii. Sui.i.iVAX, b. — ; d. — ; m. Pamelia . ILid: i, Oresta; 2, Lucy; 

3, Paulina ; 4, Pameha. 
iv. Catiiakinf., b. — ; d. — ; m. James Ostrander. Had: i, Ruth; 2, 


151. William,^ (Isaac,'^ yoshua^ SaiuncU'^ Henry ^^ 
born 1767, in Freetown or Middleborough ; m. in 1790, 
Betsey Br3^int. In 1815 he removed to Lisle, Broome co., 
N. Y., where he purchased a farm, which he worked till 
his death in 1847. He was a man of great firmness and 
perseverance. Children : 

41S. i. V/li.i-iAM, b. 29, 9, 1795; d. 15, 9, 1S69; m. 1st, Lucy Pierce, and had, 

1, Janett; m. 2d, Lois Root, and had: 2, William, b. 26, 9, 1829, d. 
23, 12, 1864; 3, Warren, b. 2, 7, 1830, d. 9, 4, 1865 ; 4, Orson, b. 25, 

2, 1832; 5, Henry Harrison, b. il, 3, 1835; 6, Daniel W., b. 22, 7, 
1840; 7, Amedia, b. 14, 9, 1S46. The children were all living near 
Centre Lisle, N. Y., in 1884. 

ii. Catiiakink, b. 7, 8, 1797; d. 15, 9, 1S52; m. 14, 12, 1S23, Justice P. 

Lewis. Had: i, Betsey C, b. 21, 7, 1S24, d. 19, 3, iSSo; 2, Desiah 

M., b. 20, 10, 1827; 3, M;:ry Ann, b. 9, 3, 1S30, d. 1875 ; 4, Marquis 

H., b. 8, 9, 1833. 
iii. Polly, b. 1799. Had: i, Catharine; 2, Fanny; 3, Maria; 4, Jane; 

5, Perry. Polly lived in Coudersport, Penn., in 18S4. 

419. iv. Isaac, b. 15, 9, 1S03; d. — . 

V. Betsey, b. 20, 10, 1S06; d. i, 2, 1875; m. Daniel Root. PLad: X.YXiz- 
abeth ; 2, Frederic ; 3, Emma ; 4, Mary ; 5, Jane. But two of them 
were living in 1875. 

420. vi. Warren, b. 26, 5, iSio; d. — . 



154- Phixeas,^ ( Gershom,'^ Joshua ;' Samuel ^^ J/cnrx ■ 
m. Mrs. Hannah Fisher, who was a Warino-. 7^],^.- ii\4d 
and died in Delaware CO., N. Y. Children T ^ 

421. i. EUAS 13, b. -; m. in 182S Fanny Mallory, of H.-imden, N Y \u \ 
I, Edwin R.; 2, Milton; 3, Charles; 4, Phineas; 5, Smith ; 6, I a--^> 

who ra. De Mun ; 7, Sarah; 8, Frances, who m. W H (y 

wold ; 9, Hauicrtcl. The sons all reside in Walton, Delawar.- co \'v- 
is. Wiu.iA-ir, b. — . •.-•<■ 

iii. Thomas, b. — . 

iv. Dklia, b. — . 

V. Akgelini,, b. — . 

vi. Sallv, b. — . 
vi). Ewullke, b. — . 
viii. Betsey, b, — . 

ix. Clarissa, b. — , 

In 18S4 Phineas (son of 421) was living in Hamden 
or Walton, N. Y. He has been a successful farmer. He 
was a noted hunter, and it is said that he and a friend killed, 
in one winter, no foxes. 

154. Rev. Gershom,^ {Gcrshom,' Joshua;' Samuel' 
Henry,') horn in Freetown, 19, i, 1776; m. i, 6,1797. 

Maria , b. 4, 11, 1781, d. 30, 9, 1846. He went' to 

New York state with his parents; had only the opportuni- 
ties of the country school, but possessing a thirst for knowl- 
edge, acquired it very rapidly. The followinp- from an obu- 
uary, which appeared in the Christian PalladTum soon atlcr 
his death, will give some idea of his wealth of character. 
It is dated Hamden N. Y., Sept. 1847. 

It becomes my painful duty to record the death of Rev. Gershom Ilowland who 
cned on the 4th_of Oct. last, of a typhus fever, in his vist year. He eanicVron. 
I.or.ton to this vicinity when about i6 years cf age, w.-.s a mcn-.i,cr of the M F 
church forty years, and preached some thirty. Jle has been a faithful soldier of ihc 
cross for a series of years, in preaching, exhortation, and praver. His '^ift w.s r.'- 
culated to arouse and encourage saints, stir up the lukewarm', and send conviction 
to sinners. ... He preached a funeral sermon one week before he died, and 


•■■ ti t'/.ti the cor.grcgaticn he had preached one hundred and nineteen funeral scr- 
IV ft* in bis life. ... He was informed while sick that bis wife had just "lea. 
ir/wousJd up and said: =' Is my wife Fully dead? Well, glory to God, I shall 
...^u fcllov, her ! " 

Chilureu : 

i, CiiRiKTiANNA, b. 9, 3, iSoo: d. 27, 2, 1860; m. Chapnaan. 

4V2. ii. Gkokge F., b. 24, 10, 1801 ; d. — . 
423. iii. Mauvchi, b. 31, I, 1804; d. — . 

iv. KuzABK'iH. b. 10, 3, 1806; d. — ; m. Wyckofl". 

V. ANNir, b, 17, 8, 180S; d. — . 
4.4. vi. Maktin R., b. iS, 12, 1810; d. — . 

vii. Hannah ^I., b. lo, 3, 1812; d. 30, 10, 1862; m. Page. 

viii. Mary, h. 5, 9, 1S15 ; d. 7, S, 1S46; m. Smith. 

ix. Sally, b. 19, 10, 1817-, d. — . 
X. RucDA A., b. 26, 10, 1819; d. — . 

>i. Avis, b. 24, 3, 1S22; d. 23, 8, 1839; m. Page. 

xii. Julia A., b. 22, 1 1, 1S26; d. — ; m. 3, 9, 184.1, William Johnson, b. 26, 
4, 1823. Had: I, Maria Elizabeth, b. 6, 11, 1845 ; 2, George Henry, 
b. 17, 1, 1848; 3, Marcellas Eugene, b, 16, 7, 1S50, d. 27, 9, 1S57; 

4, Josephine Elyda, b. 8, 7, 1S52, m. Bosworth, and d. I, 1 2, 

1883; 5, Edwin ^Yi^iam., b. 3, S, 1S53. 


155. JoiiN,^ {Israel,^ John,'' NathcnucL^ Zocih,'' Hen- 
ry^) born 30, 10, 1751, in Dartmouth; m. Lusanna Chase, 
b. 8, 6, 1756. In early life they moved to Dutchess cc, N. 
v., and settled at CViiakcr Hill, where all their children 
were born. Later in life he purchased a farm in the town 
of Washington, same county, which he worked and lived 
on until he died. They were both Friends. Children : 

426. i. .SrxF.CA, b. 13, 5, 1775; d. 25, 12, 1856, in Pleasant Valley, X. Y.; m. 

Eliza Hayes. He was a farmer. They had two sons and a daughter. 

427. ii. HuMriiRKY, h. 14, 6, 1780; d. 9, 4, 1S53, in Decatur, N. Y. 

iii. Si'KENA, b. 14, 10, 1781 ; d. 30, i, 1862, in Coeymans, Albany co., N. 

Y. ; m. John C. Almy. Had daughter Maria A., who m. Haight, 

and was living at Coffin's Summit, Dutchess co., N. Y., in 1S85. 
iv. Chloe, b. 25, 7, 1785; d. 8th mo., 1862; m. William Sherman. They 
had three sons and two daughters. 
42S. V. Abraham, b. 5, 6, 1790; d. 14, 4, 1S62, In Ghorry Valley, N. Y.; in. 
Mary Underbill. He was a physician, and owned and managed a 
farm. They had three sons and two daughters. 
429. vi. Ir.\, b. 23, 5, 1797; d. 7, 5, 1868, at Washington Huliow, N, Y.; m. 


Mar}' Ailcr. He was a successful merchant. They LaJ a son am 


155. Wood,'' {Israel,^ JoJin^'' N'afhanlcl^' Zocthr Hen- 
ry^) born 4, 10, 1769, at Pav,ling, Dutchess co., M. Y. ; m. 
17, 10, 1804, Paulina Akin, b. 5, 5, 1780, d. 10, 6, 1861, 
in Pawling, N. Y. He was a wagon-maker, and learned lii:, 
trade at Cornwall, N. Y., as will appear from the following; 
certificate, recorded on page 4 of the Oblong (N. Y.) 
Monthly Meeting records : 

From our Monthly jNJeeting held on the Oblong 15 of y^^ month 1790, to the 

Monthly Meeting at Cornwall. 
Dear Friends : 

Whereas, Wood, Son of Israel Ilowland Deceased, hath gone to hve nn 
apprentice within the Verge of your Meeting, and has requested our Certificate, t'ii5 
may certify on his behalf that he is a member of this Meeting and is clear of in.-.r- 
liage engagem.ents as far as appears, — and as such v.e recommend him to you: 
Christian care desiring his giowth in the truth; with our salutations of Love v,e 
conclude and remain your friends and brethren. 

Signed in and on behalf of our said Meeting, by 

JESSE LUM, Clerk. 

He was an enterprising, successful farmer. Earl}^ in the 
present century, with his nephews Humphrey and Abra- 
ham, he settled in Otsego co., in. Y., where' he was highly 
respected, and left a large posterity. Children : 

430. j. H.A.RMnN, b. 20, 10, 1805; m. 16, 9, 1830, Sally Dana. Lived in Otseg'-" 

CO., N. Y., in 1SS5. 
ii. Hannah M.\KiA, b. 9, 3, 1S07; d. 24, 5, 1S75; m. 16, 7, 1829, Aun 

431. iii. Edwi.n, b. 20, II, 1809; d. 22, 12, 1S63; m. 20, I, 1S42, Maria Dock- 

iv. Drusili.a Janf, b. 10, 2, 1S12; unmarried. Living in 1SS5, in East 
Worcester, N. Y. 

432. V. David, b. 25, 7, 1814; m. 12, 9, 1844, Emily Hubbard. Living m 

"Wcstford, Otsego, co., N. Y., in 1885. 
v-i., b. iS, 8, 1817; d. 24, 5, 1875. 
-.433- vii. Jt/U.N r., b. 4, 4, 1820; d. I. 8, 1S20. 

viii. S.AKAll An.\, b. 29, 9, 1821 ; in. 30, 9, 1840, Ezra R: Thurber. 

434. ix. WiLT,iAM D. S., b. 22, 9, 1824; d. 18, 12, 1834. 

435. X. Augustus H. P., b. 5, 10, 1827; d. 27, 3, 1S2S, 


o :■ H 

157. Peleg,^ {Nathaniel,^ John,'' A^afhanicl,^ Zoeth,^ 
//i'/irv,^) horn in Dartmouth, 14, 2, 1752; m. Elizabeth, 
d.iti. of Jonathian Aiken, (probably of Dartmouth,) b. 3, 4, 
J758, d. 27, 2, 181S. He died 10, 5, 1814. He went to 
{)iilc]iess CO., N. Y., with his father's family, which had a 
(■(•rtincate of removal from the Dartmouth * to the Oblong 
(X. Y.) Monthly Meeting, dated 15, 11, 1760. Children, 
born in Dutchess co. : 

i. Joanna, b. — ; d. — ; m. i, 5, 1794.. Gushing. 

4j6. ii. Jonathan, b. 14, 7, 17S1; d. 12, 10, 1841. 
437. iii. Nathamkl, b. 11, 9, 1782; cl. ix, 9, 1852. 
43S. iv. Ceokgk, b. — ; (.1. — ; m. Crocker. 

V. Elizabeth, b. — ; d. — ; m. Fennoycr. 


159. Charles, ° (Coo/c,^ 'John^^ Nathaniel^ Zocih^ 
Henry,''') born about 1750, in Beekman town, N. Y. ; m. 7, 
II, 1770, in tlie same town, by Rev. Samuel Waldo, a Bap- 
tist minister, to Lavinia, dau. of Jonathan and wSarah Mosher, 
of tlie same town, formerl}' of Dartmouth, b. 16, 9, 1750, 
d. 9, 8, 1822. Jonathan JNIosher was son of James, who 
was son of Hugh, a Baptist minister, who came from Bris- 
tol, England, and settled in INlassachusetts about 1660. 
Hugh was son of Ezekiel Mosher. Jonathan and Sarah 

*This meeting held in the Apponegansetl meeting-house, which received its name from the 
Indian name of this locality. A mention is made of the house in a foot-note on page 24. It was the 
house of worship of nearly all of the 3d, 4th, and 5th generations of Henry's descendants in Zoeth's 
branch, excepting Daniel's posterity. This house was built in the year 1699, and was the first 
)i'juse erected for religi^nls worship in the old townsliip of Dartmouth. The friends' monthly meet- 
ing, which had been established a number of years before this house was erected, had been held at 
private houses. This meeting-house was greatly enlarged after a few years to accommodate t!:e 
Rreai increase of the society's membership, and after the building of additional meeting-houses in 
Dirtrnouth, the large buildin.c; was replaced, in the latter part of the eighteenth centurj', by the pres- 
ent structure, which is smaller than the second building and larger than the first. It is situated about 
•■ mile and a third northeast of the small village of Russell's Mills. The burying-ground has also 
been enlarged, and probably contains the bodily remains of all the early Friends of Dartruouth; 
but owing to the custom of not permitting gravestones with inscriptions, which prevailed for several 
ijfncrations, it is impossible for any one to ascertain just where his ancestors were laid, unless some 
private mcanj of designation have been preserved. 



were m. 13, 2, 1746.* Charles, il is i, was so small 
infancy as to have been put in a two ^ ;irt mug and lui' 
the lid shut down. lie was a farmer and manufacturci ' ■ 
spinnhig-wheels, and a highly esteemed citizen. Childn,;, 

439. i. Charles, b. 20, i, 1772, in Beckniaii, N. Y., and prchably livetl t^ •• 

until about the year iSoo; d. — . He removed to Otsego co. N. 'i 
was a farmer and wheelwright, following his father's vocation. T: ■ 
family were living near Cooperstown, N. Y., as late as- 1S45. ^' 
1, Lydia; 2, Alma, ]n. Seth Gardner, of Deposit, N. Y; 3, Abig. 
• 4, Mary; 5, Albert; 6, William. 

440. ii. Bexjamix, b. 10, 9, 1776; d. 12, 11, 1S42. ■ 

441. iii. George, b. 20, 6, 1778, at Beekniau town, N. Y.; d. — . lie v.u ; 

carpenter by trade; went to Charleston, S. C, to engage in bui! !;■ .■ 
where he was attacked by scarlet fever and died. 

442. iv. Seneca, b. 12, 2.. 17S0; d. 26, 7, 1831. 

443. V. Jonathan, b. 4, 4, 17S2; d. 12, 5, 1S50. \ 
vi. Deuorak, b. 17, 7, 1784, at Ecckman town, N. Y.; d. — ; m. X.-ih .-■.:. | 

Jones about 1803. They lived at Fishki!), N. Y., and had one clii; 1. | 

Caroline, b. at Fishkill, 17, 6, 1805, who m. Henry Angevine, 2d S' '.i i 

of Eli and Sarah Angevine, b. in Clinton, (now Pleasant Valley,;. ■?- 

Dutchess CO., N. Y., 16, 9, 1S02. At the time of their marriage, :_;. 
10, 1828, both resided at Pleasant Valley, but shortly afterwards re- 
moved to Poughkeepsie, where Mr. A. practised as an attorney uiT." 
1S32 or '33, when ho settled in Medina, Orleans Co., N. Y., and shorlly . 

afterwards was appointed county judge there, a position which l.c t 

filled with credit nearlv ten vcars. He returned to Pov"hkee;5i:!' ?• 

' about 1S42, and remained there in active practice until his death, 50, i 

8, 18S1. Caroline died there S, 3, 187S. They had: I. Sarah Kli/.i. I 

b. 8, 4, 1830; d. 29, 8, 1S31. 2. Henry, b. 8, 3, 1832; d. t6, 7, 1S3;,- | 

3. PVank, b. 6, 12, 1S33; attended school at Medina, v.hcre he wr^'i | 

born, and later at Poughkeepsie; entered Hobart College, at Gctilw.. % 

N. Y., in 1 85 2, and graduated in the class of 1856; engaged in nicr- I 

cantile life in New York city for a few years, and afterv, ards became | 

a journalist; resided in Brooklyn, N. Y., in 1885, and was an exnm- | 

iner of merchandise in the U. S. Appraiser's office in New York city: | 

m. 19, 2, 1863, Eethia Y., dau. of Chatles S. and Sophia B. Coleman, | 

b. 20, 2, 1839, and had: 1, Mary Pouic, b. 18, 8, 1S64; 2, Almira P., | 

b. I, 2, 1866; 3, Frank, b. 14, i, 1S6S; 4, Henry, b. 11, 10, 1S73; 5. |t 

Bertha, b. 26, 3, 1876; 6, Carolhie, b. 19, 7, 1878, d. 9, 7, 18S0, at \ 

Brooklyn, N. Y. 4. Mary Caroline, b. 26, 7, 1836. 5. Ann, b. 2'\ ^ 

7, 1838; d. 5, 6, 1S41. 6. Whitefield, b. 14, n, 1S40; d. 22, S, 1842. 

♦ The above is from one of their descendants. Aiiotlicr says that Lavinia was the granddaughter >'• 
Benjamin and Sarah (Tripp) Mosher, of Dartmouth, m. 8, i, 1740. (This is impossible.) T>i~- 
jainin was killed by thf falling of a tree, in 1741. 

iiKKRY iiowi^and's degcendAN-ts. 130 

iA.i. vii. jam;:s, b. 4, lo, 17S6; d. in the city of New York on his vaj' home from 

Charleston, S. C, 26, l, 181 1. He was a physician. 
4.J5. viii. Cook, b. 9, 8, 1789: d. 10, 10, 179S. 

j6c>. Tiiomas,^ {T/:iViias/' Jania;,'^ JVat/muicI,'^ Zoci/i,^ 
//niry,^) born 25, 3, 1748, in Wcstport ; d. 25, 3, 1823 ; m. 
i.\, 10, 17731 Elizabetli, dau. of William (eoii of Jonathan) 
and •L3^dia Sisson, who d. 27, 9, 1831. Thc}^ were married 
in Friends' meeting, and among the twenty-six persons who 
signed the certificate as witnesses of the marriage, were 
Ruuhcn, Nicholas, Vv^'illiam, Matthew, and Charles How- 
land, and Job, Lemuel Jr., L3'dia, Lemuel, and Nathaniel 
Sisson. The}- lived for a time on the old homestead, east 
of Micks Bridge, in Westport, where he worked the farm, 
and in the dull seasori of farming, and during the winter 
months, nianufactured spinnirjg-\Yheels, looms, etc., in the 
shop on the premises, occupied by his father for the same 
purpose. This was a lucrative business in those days, when 
carding, spinning and weaving were all done by the good 
wife. He subsequently resided and died in a house (not 
standing in 1S85) situated just below one afterwards occu- 
pied by his son Daniel and g. s. David, near the Bald Hill 
(Friends') meeting-house in Dartmouth, and on the south- 
ern part of the farm. In tlie Revolutionary war he was 
drafted into the American arnw, and though a strictl}- loyal 
Mibject he preferred imprisonment rather than sacrifice his 
religious principles, which were those of the Friends' faith, 
— a firm opposition to warfare. Accordingly he was ar- 
rested and incarcerated in Fort Independence, Fairhaven, he remained till the demands of the authorities were 
saiislied. He was tlien released, and returned to his home 
and peaceful avocation. He accumulated some property, 
and was esteemed for his uprightness. Children : * 

• or further particulars regarding the family of Thomas (259,) see Appcndi: 

140 tup: iiowlands of amk a. 

446. i. William, b. 31, 3, 1775; d. 22, 8, 1857. 

ii. Eunice, b. 21, 9, 1776; d. 14, 10, 1S45; i ruiah, son of Zcruiah -.v. > 
Rhoda Wood, b. in the old Wood hoinesic<Id in Fairhavcn; pub 1- 
6, 1797. He died 3, 4, 18G2, aged 90 years i month 9 days. Ha'; 
I. John, b. 22, 10, 1799; m. Betsey, dan. of Thomas and Betsey Woo-, 
of Acushnet, and had: i, John; 2, Mary; 3, Abbie; they werelivir.-- 
on tlic Wood homestead in Fairhaven in 18S3. 2. Elizabeth, b. 10, t. 
1803; unmarried. 3. Mary, b. 24, S, 1S05; m. 11, 6, 1S24, Cap: 
Ezra, .son of Ezra and Susan (sister of Thomas Nye) Smith, andhal: 
I, Thomas; 2, Ezra; 3, John; 4, Elizabeth; 5, Roland; 6, Mary. 

447. iii. Asa, b. — ; d. 7, 9, 1863; m. 28, 3, 179S, I'hebe, dau. of Stephen an.] 

Phebe Russell, lie owned a large farm on the east side of the ro.ifl 
in Dartmouth. (Gidleytown,) and was a substantial, well-to-do citizen. 
They had a dau. Phclie, who m. Elijah l\Tacomber. Their dan. Eliza- 
beth, b. in 1821, in Westport, m. Stephen Shove, b. in Somerset in 
1820, and had dau. Phebe, b. 1S43, m. in 1872, John Emmons, b. in 
Jamaica, L. I., A>,ho was a tea merchant in New York city in iSSv 
living in Brooklyn. 
44S. iv. J3AXiEL, b. 1784; d. 30, 12, 1S52; m. Anna, dau. of Paul Hathaway, of 
Kevv Bedford, and had Lydia, who m. Benjamin Ji., son of George 
and Mary Smith, of Smith's Neck, Dartmouth. 
V. Ia'dia, b. — ; d. — . 
vi. Anna, b. — ; d. — . 


160. Matthew,^ ( Thomas,^ James,'' N'afhanicI,^ Zoelhi 
Hem-y^^ born 16, i, 1751, in Westport; m. 1774, Abigail 
Wing, b. 24, 2, 1758, d. I, II, 1833, ^^t Long Plain. He 
settled in that part of the old town of Dartmouth which was 
afterwards Acushnet. He lived on the north side of Quaker 
lane, in Long Plain, in a house standing in front of what 
has been known as " the Leach House." He was a carpen- 
ter and builder, and had some land which he worked. He 
had a shop near his house in which he made candle boxes, 
employing several hands in the busy season. He was an 
industrious, honorable citizen, and an active member of the 
Friends' nieeting at Long Plain, where he d. 5,12, 1834, 
and Vv'as buried there. Children : 

449. i. JosiTii, b. 27, 4, 1775; d. 25, 2, 1S50. 

450. ii. Ai.LKN, b. 28,4, 1779; d. 27, 9, iSii; m. Elizi'beth Macy, of Nantucket, 

and had a dau. Hannah, who m, 13, 8, 1827, Benjamin, son of Seth 


and Eliza Russell, whose dau. Maria m. Rev. S. C. r.rown, v. v., of 
the Methodist church. Renjaniiii Russell d. 3, 3, 18S5, at Dr. and 
Mrs. Brown's residence in \Varren, R. I., aged 81. Allen was lost at 
sea, on a passage from Nantucket lo Alexandria, \'a., in a heavy 
snow-storm, and nothing was ever heard of him after he left Vineyard 

451. iii. Geokgk, b. )i, 7, 17S1; d. 21, 5, 1852. 

452. iv. Cornelius, b. ir, 3, 17S4; d. 11, 8, 1S55. 
-^■M-v. Abicaii,, b. ri, 3, 1786; d. 28, 4, iSSo, unmarried. 

453. vi. Wing, b. 23, 8, 1788; d. 29, 2, 184S. 

454. vii. ]\Iatthew, b. 15,9, 1790; d. 25, II, 181 1. He was killed by a fall 

from the foreyard of ship George & Susan, Capt. John Wood, Jr., in a 
heavy gale of wind, whde in the act of reefing the sail. 
viii. Hannah, b. 7, 10, 1792; d. 16, 2, 1S13; m. 11, 6, 1812, Gideon, son of 
James and Sarah Allen. 

455. ix. Thomas, b. 7, 4, 1795; d. 3, 5, 1SS3; m. ist, 1, 6, 1S19, Mary, dau. of 

Samuel and Tvlary Gifford, of Falmouth; m. 2d, 2, G, 1831, Sarah, dau. 
of Amos and Lydia Kelley, of Rochester. Had: i, Stephen S. ; 2, 
Tliomas A.; 3, Charles A.; 4, Mary J. 


160. CooK,^ (T/wmas,^ 'Jamcs^'^ Nathaniel^ Zocth^ 
Jlcnry^^) born 4, 4, 1755, in Wcslport ; d. 7, i, 1830; m. 
Rebecca Wood; published 13, i, 1787. Rebecca and their 
two daughters, vSarah and R.uth, were received into Scipio 
(N. Y.) Monthly Meeting on a certificate from Dartmouth 
Monthl}^ Meeting, held 20, 5, 181 1. The widow of his 
brother Charles thinks he died in Ledyard, Cayuga co., N. 
V. His granddaughter, Mrs. Edgell, says he died in Ithaca, 
N. Y. Cook settled in early life in Ca3aiga co., N. Y., 
where he was encrao;ed in farmino- until his death. Children : 

456. i. MARnnoRO, b. — ; d. — . 

ii. Sarah, b. — ; d. — ; m. Joseph Metzger, of Pennsylvania, and had 
eight children, only t\vo of whom were living in 1S85, viz., Daniel, in 
Elmira, N. Y., and George, in Emporium, Penn., where he was in the 
jewelry business. 

457. iii., b. — ; d. — . 
iv. OuvER, b. — ; d. — . 

v, Ruth, b. — ; d. in 1865; m. Jared Whi'Jock, q, 4, 1S20. She was born 
in Dartmouth. Mr. Whitlock was not a Friend, and i^uth was dis- 
owned for marrying out of the meeting. It is said that they settled 
first in llorscheads, six miles north of Elmira, N. Y. The Friendd' 


records at Scipio, N. V., say a committee was appointed, 25, i. i5;;i 
to visit Ruth at Ilectoi, Schuyler co., for marrying out of the ir.efii; •' 
They were Methodists. Soon after they were married they bou"h'. » 
farm at Southport, near Elniira, N. Y., where they lived and died 
Jared died in 1S42. They had eleven children, three of whom wtrt 
living in 1885. Albert and Guy arc in Elmira, N. V. 

458. vi. AnK-MiAM, b. — ; d. — . 

459. vii. Charles, b. — ; d. — . 

460. viii. Jonathan, b. — ; d. — . 

461. ix. Ak.nkr, b. icS, lo, 1S06; d. 15, 4, 1S77, at Dansvillc, N. Y. 


160. John W.,*^ {T/wmas,^ Jamcs,^ A^af/iaw'd,^ ZoclJi^' 
Heiiry}^ born 15, 11, 1758, in Westport ; ni. 30, 10, 17S3, 
Marion Hazzard, b. 26, 4, 1765, d. 15, 12, 1S3S. He was 
a slioemaker and i'armerj living in South \Vestport on the 
old homestead, sitiiated on the \vest side of a lane running 
northward from the main road near Cornell's Corner, about 
a mile east of Hicks' Brido-e. Children : 

462. i. Nicholas, b. 2, 6, 17S4; d. 20, 2, 1799. 

463. ii. Eastox, b. II, 12, 17S5; d. 25, jo, 1S51; m. Mary Gifford, of We^^tport, 

who died in 1S73. They had ch., George and Nicholas, both born in 
Westport. George d. in iSSo, aged about 70; m. Elizabeth Kempton, 
of Pairhaven, who d. in 1S75, aged about 62. Nicholas was born in 
Westport, 15, 8, 1812; was a cooper, and made several v.halini; 
voyages from New Bedford in that capacity; afterwards did a success- 
ful coopering business in New Bedford, under the firm of How- 
land & Coggcshall, until his death, 28, 9, 1S75, v.hen his son Elijah 
succeeded him. He m. 30, 3, 1S40, Nancy A. Kempton, of Fairhavcn, 
b. 28, 12, 1S15, d. 22, I, 1885. Had: I. Charles Frederick, b. 22, 
2, 1841, who enlisted in the army in the war of the Rebellion in a 
^ company of Massachusetts cavalry, commanded by Capt. John F. Vinnl, 
in which he was sergeant, and died at Baton Rouge, La., 2d mo., 1S63. 
2. Elijah Kempton,!). 14, 11, 1S42; commenced whaling service at 
an early age in the bark Waverly; at the age of 20 he entered the 
navy as a commissioned officer of U. S. steamer Commodore Read; 
was made acting ensign in 1S64; the same year was detached to take 
command of U. S. S. Resolute, and continued in the service until the 
close of tlie war. He contracted a malarial disease which compelled 
him to reside in. the country, and led him to purchase "the Packa.'d 
farm," in Acushnet, where he died in 1SS5. He ni. 12, 12, 1864, 
Mira Augusta .Sowle, of Pall River, and had son Charles Stewart, b. 
30. 3, 1S75. 3. Nicholas Fasten, b. 17, 12, 1S44; was in the army, 


and was wounded at the Ijatlle of the Wilderness and discharged; ni. 
20, 2, 1873, Emma Marble, of New Bedford, anrl had three children; 
he is a jeweller. 4. Henry, d. young. 5. Emma, d. young. 6. Anna 
Herbert, b. 16, 2, 1S51 ; m. 13, 8, 1874, Rev. Albert J. Kirkland, pastor 
of the Roger Williams church, of Providence, R. I., where slie d. 29, 
7, 1878, and he d. in Florida, 25, i, 18S2; no children. 7. Henry, b. 
14, 2, 1853; was in New York for several years, and is now of the firm 
of Wood, Brightman i*v: Co., of New Bedford, in the stove and tinware 

464. iii. Wing, b. 19, 8, 17S7; d. 23, 3, 1S47; m. Rebecca Kirby, and had son 

Alexander K., b. 1822, d. 30, 12, 1857, who m. Jerusha S., dau. of 
Jotham and Elizabeth Tripp, of Westport, and had: i, Edward S., b. 
30, 9, 1850; 2, Emerson T., b. 7, 11, 1852; 3, Benjamin W., b. 24, 
12, 1855; all unmarried, and living in Nev,- Bedford in 1S85. 

465. iv. John W., b. 12, 8, 17S9; d. 3, 6, 1S54. 

466. V. Pardon, b. 20, 3, 1792; d. 15, 2, 1873. 
vi. Mary, b. 9, 3, 1794; d. 26, 11, iSio. 

467. vii, Thomas, b. 9, 11, 1796; d. 5, 10, 1876; m. Sarah Gregory. 

468. viii. Borden, b. 20, 11, 1798; d. 15, 12, 1S40; m. Abby Maxfield. 

i\. Catharine, b. 8, 8, 1800; d. 10, i, 1S73. 

469. X. JOSEPH, b. 25, 6, 1802; d. 13, 10, 1871; m. Mary A. Cornell, 
xi. Nancy, b. 2, 4, 1804; d. 16, y, 1S07. 


160. Charles,^ (^T/io?nas/' 'James,'' A^atha)i id ^ Zocih^ 
Henry, ^) bom 4,6, 1754, in Westport; m. 13, i, 1785, 
Amy, dau. of Peter and Mary Allen, of Dartmouth. He 
carl}? settled in Fall River, and v;as a tailor by trade. He 
subsequent!}' moved with his fami]}^ in company with Jona- 
than Sisson and family, of Dartmouth, to Cayuga co., N. Y. 
The family and household eflects were placed in a farm 
wagon, covered with canvas, in which they cooked and 
slept. It is said they were drawn over this long, tedious 
journey by oxen. Charles became a farmer there, and 
passed a useful, successful life. Children : 

i. Olive, b. 2, 9, 17S6; d. ■ — ; m. Richard Bowcn, of Fall River. 
470. ii. Perry, b. 29, 11, 17S9; d. — . , 

47!. iii. David, b. 5, 12, 1792; d. to, 5, 1S64. 
iv. Mary, b. 5, 2, 179S; d. — , unmarried. 
472. V. Allen, b. 27, 3, iSoo; d. i;„ 9, 1S26; m. Hannah, dau. of Josiah and 
Dorcas Thompson, and had one son, who died young, 
vi. Roi?Y S., b. 27, II, 1S07; d. — ; m. 1st, Josiah C. Owen; m. 2d, Evans 



161. John, 6 { James, ^ James, ^ Ka/hanicl,'' Zocth;' //, 
ry,^) b. 27, I, 1742, in Dartmouth; m. ist, 27, ji, i-- 
HannaJi, dau. of David andjane Smith, of Dartmouth: ::;. 
2d, I, 9, 1773, Elizabeth Aim}-, of Dartm.outh, who din; 
135 II. 1773; m. 3d, 5, I, 1780, Reliance, dau. of Da\i,-: 
and lleliance Shepherd, who died 21, 8, 1841, aged 8;. 
He died 25, 9, 1S26. In his will he remembers his wl;'.- 
Reliance. His first marriage is recorded in Newport (R. 
I.) F. R. In the earl}^ da^^s of the whale fishery he enterui 
it with energy, and was master of one of the first vessels th;;i 
sailed from New Bedford and vicinity. His shrewd busi- 
ness habits caused him later in life to be made the ap-ent oi' 
vessels engaged in this enterprise. He was one of the in- 
corporators and first directors of the Bedford Bank. He- 
was considered one of the richest men in Nevv^ Bedford in 
the latter part of the eighteenth century. William Rotch 
was looked upon as a millionnaire, possessing property val- 
ued at $1,000,000, but John Howland was said to have *' the 
most ready money." He was apt to complain, however, o{" 
a lean purse, till on one of these occasions a friend who re- 
membered seeing him place a bag of money in a niche of 
his chimney, produced it, and Capt. John was heard to 
complain less of this afterwards. He was an active mem- 
ber of the Friends' society, and in 1775 lie visited England 
with a certificate from the Dartmouth meeting to the London 
Yearly I\Ieeting. He was absent several months. He Vvas 
looked upon as one of the solid men of New Bedford.* 
Child b}'^ first wife : 

i. Resolved, b. 11, 9, 1769; d. — . 

♦ For an extended notice of the connection of the Rowlands with the whaling interests of Nc.^ 
Bedford, see Appendix. Of this John, one wrote: " He came to Acushncc in 1765; sailed from thM 
part of Dartmouth as early as 1760; he became a shipmaster, and was encased in both the wlialint; 
and trading branches of commerce; he was owner of tiic ship Fame." His journal contained \er>- 
full accounts of his early whaling voyages. The house in which he lived and died is still standing. 
and is the second on the wen side of Water street south of School. He was much interested in N'e^v 
Bedford town affairs, and highly useful in the transaction of the public business. 


Chilcli'-n by tliird wife : 

ii, Ei.i7.Am:rH, b. 18, 9, 1780; d. 7, 12, 1806; in. George (451,) si;ii of 
Matthew and Abigail Howland. 

4-;. iii. John, b. 25, 5, 17S2; d. 10, 10, 1852; m. Sarah llowland; no children. 

474- '^'- JAMKS, b. 19, 8, 1783; d. S7, 2, 1S61. 

4-5. V. CaI.KB, b. 29, 12, 17S5; d. 30, 7, 1802, at Martinique, W. ]. 

vi. n.\NNAii, b. 22, 6, 1788; d. — ; in. Thomas Riddell. Had: t,I:Hiza, ni, 

• DLx; 2, Charlotte, m. Stevenson. 

vii. Nathaniel, b. iS, 5, 1792; d. 22, 9, 1814. 

viii. Sakah, b. 23, 7, 1794; m. 25, 6, 1812, Joseph, sun of James and Sarah 
Allen, and had: i, John H., b. 5, 5, 1813; 2, Ann H., b. 2, 2, 1S15; 
3, John II., b. 10, 2, iSiS; 4, Ann II., b. .24, 3, 1820; 5, James, b. 
21,4, 1S22; 6, Sarah H., b. iilh mo., 1S23; 7, Sarah II., b. 6, 8, 
1825; 8, Susan II., b. nth mo., 1827; 9, Eliza H., b. 28, 5, 1830; 
10, Harriet W., b. 7, 2, 1836. Ann H. Allen, b. 1820, m. 24, 3, 1839, 
Hcnr)' C, son of and Abigail C. Kelley, b. 25, i, 1S15, and 
had: 1, Joseph IT. A., b. 1840; 2, Sara II., b. 1842; 3, Susan H., 
b. 1S43; 4, Charles S., b. 2, 8, 1846; 5, Anna D., b. 1848; 6, Anna 
D., b. 1849; 7, Abliy (}., b. 1850; 8, Henry C, b. 1852. Charles S. 
Kelleys b. 1846, m. 8, 6, 1S71, Sarah, dau of Edm.und and Nancy J. 
(Hodges) Anthony, of New Bedford, formerly of Taunton, and had ; 
T, S. Eizzie, b. 5, i, 1875; 2, Carrie S., b. 28, 5, 1876; 3, Charles S., 
b. 19, 12, 1879. Charles S. Kelley is a resident of New Bedford; a 
banker, formerly of S. P. Burt & Co., later of Sanford & Kelley. (See 
foot note to sketch of George Howland, Jr.) 
ix. A.WN, b. 2, 2, 1799; m. 26, 12, 1S19, Capt. Elisha Dunl)ar, of New Bed- 


161. Capt. James/' (yamcs,^ yaun's,'^ JVathanicl,^ Zu~ 
cih^^ Henry, ^) born in New Bedford, w^bere be m. ist, JMer- 
ibab Sbepberd, and 2d, Susan I lay den. His residence was 
on tbe nortb side of Union street, wbere tbe Masonic Build- 
ing now stands. He was a man of strict integrity, and of 
excellent business capacit}', wdiich he used with marked 
success. He was tall, bnely proportioned, and of stately 
carriage. He was not a member of the Friends' society, 
b\it always attended their meetings. He was bard of hear- 
ing, and obtained consent to place a sounding-board over 
the rising seats in the Spring Street meeting-house, \N'hich 
remains there. He died 8, 5, 1832, and of him wa^ pre- 
pared the following obituary : 


In the decease of this venerable citizen, an extensive fanii'y connection and s.->n. 
ety at large have sustained a hea\y bereavement. Through a long lifo of nse:'j'.. 
ness, those qualities \vhich constitute the truest test of worth were in him pctu'ii ,-. 
conspicuous. He was just without austerity, and benevolent without osfi.-iit:iii ::. 
He was a friend to all, and knew how to res])ect the feelings of all. To the n ,..f 
and destitute he was a ready benefactor; to th.e inexperienced, a willing counsel- r 
and guide. As his life was without reproach, his close was peaceful and serene, ar...! 
his memory \\ill be cherished with unfeigned reverence and respect. 

His onl}^ son James m. Edith Ilowland, of Darlmoinn 
(Russell's Mills,) and lived for a time in his father's house 
on Union street. He afterwards built the house corner o( 
Spring and Fifth streets, where he lived and died. He in- 
herited considerable propcrt^s and was in no business fj'- 
many of the latter years of his life. 

The following additional particulars have been obtained concerning tiie cliildrLii 
of James, Jr. Joseph R., who d. 20, 7, 1S72, m. Sarah Sears, of Dartmouth, an : 
settled in Ilyannis. Lucy never married. Elizabeth T., b. 9, 9, 1819, m. 18, 7, 
1837, Capt. Charles 1., son of Capt. Daniel and Hannah Wood, of South Dart- 
mouth, who d. 13, 7, 1S81; they had but one child, Frances L., b. 22, 6, 1S44, wh> 
m. 5, 5, 1S69, Charles AY., son of Gov. John H. Clifford, and d. 28, 4, 1S72. (Sec 
265, page ioS.) 



161 . \ViNG,6 ( Jamcs,^ Jamcs,'^ Nathaniel,^ Zocfh\~ J/cn- 
r)S^) born 28, 5, 1750, in Dartmouth; ra. 3, 4, 1774, Ehz- 
abeth Huttlestone, b. 27, 4, 1757, ^1- 13, 2, 1836. Wing was 
an industrious farmer. He owned at one time the Noah 
Spooncr place, which v/as in 1S85 the " town farm " of Fair- 
haven. Children : I 

i. Cynthia, b. 14, 3, 1775; d. 14, 12, 1851 ; m. ist, 26, 5, 1796, Jonathan 
Peckham; m. 2d, Fuller. 

476. ii. John, b. 6, 11, 1776; d. 9, 11, 1S49. 

477. iii. Jamfs H., b, 23, 5, 1779; d. 3, 5, 1846; m. 3, 12, 1S07, Amelia Ingra- 

'iv. Rebecca, b. iS, 4, 17S2; d. 28, 7, 1S3S; m. 17, 11, 1S05, Bartholom.ev/ 
Taber, of Fairhaven. 
47S. V. Wing, b. 12, 3, 17S5; d. 10, 3, 1S32; m. in 1S20, Sarah Drew. Wing 
was a whaling captain. 
vi. Content, b. 20, 6, 17S7; d. 21, 9, 1S17; m. 17, i, 1811, Flisha 

479. vii. Timothy, b. 5, 7, 17S9; d, 28, 9, 1831. 

480. viii. Ai MY, b. 30, 3, 1795; d. 3, 4, 1795. 


ix. Sakah, b. 10, 3, 1796; d. 10, 5, 1796. 
• Si. X. Sakah, b. 8, 7, 1797; d. — ; m. 26, 12, 1822, Elisha Wood. 

.\i. Elizabeth, b. 29, 4, iSoo; d. 3, 4, 1S47; la. 26,4, 1821, Josiah Bur- 


161. Timothy,^ (^'r^;;/r5,^ jfav/cs,'^ KatJianicl^''' Zocfh,^ 
Ilcnry,^) born 14, 5, 1752, in Dartmouth; m. 5, 11, 1779, 
Hannali Dillingliam. Tlie latter years of his life he resided 
on Acushnet avenue, south of IMadison street, in New Bed- 
ford, and died there. He manufactured implements for 
farmers. Children : 

452. i. Abner, b. 1782; d. 17, 4, 1847; !■"• Elizabeth Bliss. 

453. ii. RUEUS, b. — ; d. — ; m. Lucy Ilowland (dau. of 271.) 

454. iii. STEP}n;N, b. — ; d. — , unmarried. 

485. iv. .Sylvanus, b. 17S4; d. 9, 7, 1S64, unmarried. 


161. Capt. Warren,^ {yanics,^ 'James, '^ NaihanicJ,^ 
Zoci/i,~ Henry,') born 17,5, 1754, in Dartmouth ; m. 12, 8, 
1779, Sarah, dau. of Benjamin and Phebe (Wing) Slocum, 
of Dartmouth, b. 6, 12, 1758. (Benjamin Slocum was a 
stirring yeoman, interested in the whale fishery, and his 
e.'Jtate was appraised at £1412 i6s. 6d.) Capt. Warren 
always lived in Dartmouth, and for many years was master 
of a coasting vessel from Padanaram village, in that to^vn. 
His home was at Apponegansett village. Children : 

4S6. i. Benjamin, b. iS, 3, 17S0; d. 7, 12, 1S35; m. Abigail Tripp; no children, 
ii. Hann'ah, b. 29, 8, 1785; d. — ; m. 24, 9, 1805, William, son of William 

Thacher, of Dartmouth. Had: i, Mitta, b. 17, 8, 1S06; 2, Anthony, 

b. 4, 12, 1S07; 3, Almira, b. 16, 5, 1810; 4, Benjamin, b. 17, 6, 1S12; 

5, Mary Ilowland, b. 19, 9, 1815. 
iii. Mary, b. 27, i, 1791; d. 31, 7, 1S13; m. Judah, twin brother of the 

above Vv'iliiam Ihachei. Had: i, S.dly, b. 19, S, iSoS; 2, Bamclia, 

b. 5, 9, 1810; 3, Mary Ann, b. 4, 7, 7812. 
iv. Rebecca., b. 15, 6, 1793; died young. 
V. Sarah, b. iS, 7, 1795; d. 27, 12, 18S0; m. 2.1, 11, 1S14, William Tucker, 

of Dartmouth. Had: i, William, b. 12, 9, 1815; 2, l.lizabelh, m. 

Nathaniel Potter; j, Hattie, m. Jaixies H. Collins; 4, Abl)ie, m. Ahrer 


R., son of Eenjomin and Nancy Tucker; 5, John; 6, Charici, 
Alice, dciu. of Abrain and Mary (Alniy) Tucker. 
vi. Elizabeth, b. iS, 7, 1797; d. young. 

vii. Martha, b. 16,6, 1799; d. 12, 2, 183.1; m. 26, 12, 1821, ]un.-iiV 
Kirby, who was hving m Dartmouth (Padanaram) in 18S5. ''' 
had: i, Benjamin, b. 14, l, 1823, m. 6, 12, 1S70, Cynthia, dau. of }:. 
jamin S. and Hannah (Kirljy) Anthony, of Dartmouth — no chiiiir'.- 
2, Susan B., b. 7, 10, 1S26, unmarried; 3, Jolin T., h. 3, i, 183^, 
young; 4, Martha, b. 19, (, 1S34, d, young. 
4S7. viii. Wakren, b. 29, 8, iSoi ; d. 15, li, jSSo. 


161. Capt. Jonathan,^ (yaLi-cs,^ James,''' TuiUiauic: 
Zocfh^^ Iloiry^^) born 16,4, 1765,111 Darlmonth ; m. i.-^;. 

Hannah, dan. of James and Aikeu, b. 28, 8, 1758, d. 

10, 9, 179S; m. 2d, 2, II, iSoo, Desirt?, dau. of Jonalha;i 
and Patitrnce Taber, b. 1778, d. 5, 9, 1822 ; ni. 3d, Eli?- 
abeth, dau. of John and Hannah Taber, b. 5, 2, 1782, d. 
JO, 12, 185.:!. He lived for many 3- ears on Water strci-i. 
New ])edford, from whicli port lie commaiided a coastin^j 
vessel. Children : 

i. RosiriTA, b. 12, 11, 1786; d. — : m. 3, 12, 1 80S, Thomas Kllis, of San 1- 
v.'ich, and had: I, Ak'en G., b. 3, lo, 1S09, m. Lucy, dau. of NeKf- 
miali Leonard; 2, Fiosetia IL, b. 16, 4, l8i2, ni. Capt. Lcmu--1 Wov'- 
— no chikircn ; 3, Thomas, iv.. iMariii Aiken; 4, Susan C, m. ^VilIi•'n' 
IL n'ood; 5, Ehzabeth B.. m. Lli-;ha Leonard; 6, David; 7, A\i^ !i.. 
ni. Isaiah i'lurgess. 

ii. Avis, b. 5, i", 1787; d. 21, 7. iS?^; m. Wat-^on, son of PhiHp Lii:- 
llad : I, Albert, b. 31, 10, 1^-07, d. lo'JG; 2, Louisa, b. 24, 1, iSio, '! 
i860; 3, Watson E., b. 10, 2, 1813: 4, Edwin, b. 14, 6, 1S16, <1. i, 
10, i860; 5, Rebecca IL, b. 6, 5, 1S21; 6, Charles A., b. 12, 7, 18:5 

488. iii. Josicrii, b. 3, 6, 1789; d. 21, 2, 1S74; ra. Ann, dau. of Samuel and ^ i- 

rah I'rost, 7, 4, 1812. Had: i, Alfred W., b. 3, 9, 1813; 2, Henry, 
b. 28, 8, 1815 ; 3, Alfred W., b. 14, 10, 181 7; 4, Orlando P., b. 16, ■„ 
1820; 5, Sarah Ann, b. 14, 8, 1S24; 6, George W.; 7, Orlando \\ • : 
S, Elizabeth; 9, Joseph ¥., b. 23, 11, 1S35. All of the family of ' ■ 
seph and Ann are dead. Ann, wife of Jo.>eph, was b. 10, 12, ij';; 
and d. 26, 8, 1866. Geovyc and Sarah were ti'C only ones of ii' - 
family who married. 

489. iv. David, b. 20, 11, 1790; d. 28, 8, 1821; puli. i, 10, 1814, with Ru!.; 

dau. of Amos Simmons, and had two cliildren wlio died in infaiicv. 

490. V. JONATMAN, b. 17, I, I793; d. JO, II, 1882. 


u. KF.r.KCCA, b. 13, S, 1795; d. 3, 3, 1801. 
: K:i. W'iLUAVS, b. 4ili mo., 179.S; d. 11, 9, ijgcS. 

^. '.'.iklrcn by second wife : 

»iii. KniKCCA, b. 23, i, 1802; d. — ; m. Charles, son of Abrain and Annie 
Clifford. Had: i, Fred II., b. 22, 2, 1823; 2, Charles F., b. 10, 10, 
iS2t; 3, Ad;iline C, b. iS, 5, 1S28; 4, Lysander W. H., b. 11,9, 
1S30; 5, Eugene II., b. iS, 3, 1834; 6, Annie R., b. 4, 6, 1836. 
ix. Hannah, b. 10, 5, 1S03; d. 20, 9, 1S04. 
4^,2. X. Wn.UAMS, b. 20, 10, 1804; d. 15, 7, 1S83. 
^•r!^. xi. C11AKI.E.S F., b. 14, 9, 1806; d. 20, 9, 1S07. 
4/4. jcii. F., 1). 19, 10, 180S. 

4f<5.xiii. Bf-NJAMIN F., b. 17, 4, iSii ; m. Mary, dau. of Stukeley Himes. 
.}./». xiv. FzKrV T., b. 23, I, 1813; d. 1st mo., 1SS3; m. Prudence Allyn; no ch. 
His widow resided in Taunton in 1884. 
.\v. Hannah, b. 29. 6, 1815; d. 6tli mo., 1S43; m. William, con of Jonathan 

Tobey, and had : i, Elizabeth; 2, Hannah. 
xvi. Elizabeth, b. 22, 3, 1817; d. 30, 10, 1818. 
497.\vii. I)aa ID, b. 24, 4, 1S22. Living in California in 1SS4. 


i6r. Capt. David, ^ (jir/w/rs,^ 'Javics,'' Kalhanicl^ Zo- 
itlu^ Henry ^^^ born i8, 6, 1766, in Dartmoutli ; m. 5, 5, 
1791, Avis, dau. of John and Meribah Aiken, of Dartmouth, 
b. 10, 10, 1774, d. 5, I, 1849. David was born near Bliss 
t'orncr, about two and one half miles southwest of New 
I'l-'dford, on what is known as the " Resolved Howland 
place." About the year 1800 he bought a farm near his 
Mrlhplace, on the east side of " a way leading to Ricket- 
.'•on's Neck," and which is now owned by his son, Capt. 
Jacob A. The original house on the place, recentl}^ torn 
tiown, must have been near 200 years old. It stood about 
"He quarter of a mile southeast of a place where there was 
;> fort and block-house during King Philip's war. The 
I'lace was originalh' owned by the Russells, then by Wing 
Howland, and afterwards by Mary and Ann Tucker, and 
llien by Joseph Tucker. David was a whaleman for many 
years, sailing from South Dartmouth village, and then set- 
tled on this farm, where he died. Children, born in Dart- 
mouth : 


498. i. William, b. 1 791 ; d. — . 

499. ii. Almy, b. 30, 7, 1793; d. 12, I, 1851, unmarried. 

iii. Pi[E}!E; b. 14, 2, 1795; d. 6, 3, 1876; m. George Almy. 
iv. Lucy, b. 27, 11, 1796; d. 3, 1, 1881; m. Rufus Howland (4SJ., 
V. Maky, b. 14, 10, 1798-, d. 2C, 10, 1838; m. James Wady. 
^ vi. Ruth, b. 21, 5, iSoo; d. 25, 7, 1870; m. Obed Cushman. 

500. vii. John A., b. 9, 3, 1802; d. 22, 10, 1846; m. 18, i, 1S27, EIi. r, 

Nathaniel and Abigail (Wing) Sherman. He was a capi.ii, 
whaling scrvicf;. Had: i, Phebe A., b. 22, u, 1827, m. 24, 0, ;■ 
WiUiam J. Sherman; 2, Aliby \W., b. 19, 12, 1829; 3, Kathnu'c', - 
I. 9. 1^32, "1. 5, 8, 1856, Betsey G. McKenncy; 4, David W., • 
8, 1836, m. 12, 6, 1SO2, Ellen R. Morse; 5, Sylvia S., rn. 21, (, ; 
William II. Wilcox. 

501. viii. Isaac C., b. 22, 9, 1803; d. 2, r, 1S45; m. Emily, dau. of Job an ; ': 

Sherman. lie was a whaling captain, and lived in New Pc If-r ' 
ix. Rhod.a. W., b. 22, 1 1, 1S05 ; d. — ; m. Robert Ricker, 4th mo., 1 - • 
X. Sylvia S., b. 30, ic, 1807; d. 19, 9, 1875; ra. 5, 10, 1S27, Cajit. !^ 

phrey Sherman. 
xi. Sarah A., b. 10, i:, 1809; d. — ; m. Edward P. Freeman. 

502. xii. BE^•JA^^I^ W., b, 3, 1,1812; d. 27, 5, 1834, unmarried. 

503. xiii. Jacob A., b. 17, i, 1814; m. Susan W., dau. of Thomas M. and V..< 

W. Allen. 

504. xiv. Timothy, b. S, 2, 1&16; m. iS, 8, 1840,, dau. of Ti'iir. 

Warren. Pie was in the whaling service forty years, most of the li; 
as master, was living in South Dartmouth village in 1885. 
XV. Elizai?LTII ^V., b. 2, 8, iSiS; m. 2, 2, 1835, Capt. Jireh Sherman. 
xvi. Meribah a., b. 28, ID, 1S20; d. 19, I, 1883; m. 19, 7, 183S, Willi.! 

' J 


162. Capt. Nathaniel,'^ ('foscp/i,^ Gcorgx,'^ A^athanic 
Zoeth^- IIcn7-y,^) born in Dartmouth, 13, 4, 1768; m. 2('. 
12, 1790, Elizabeth, dau. of DeHverance and Hannah Smi^;^ 
of Dartmouth, b. i, i, 1767, d. 31, 3, 1S56. He was a 
successful mariner, latter!}' commanding merchantmen from 
New Bedford and New York to foreign ports.* lie spent 

* During tlie troubles with Great Kritain in the c.irly part of tliis century, he carried a p-<;s, i' 
oll'cr shipmas.ter.s did, which rc:\d as follows: 

i3u tijr ^Jrrsitifnt of ifjc iLInftriJ S'lnfts of 'IHinrrica. 

SL'I^FER the ship Globe, of New Bedford, Andrew Coffin master or comniaiidcr, of the burd<'ii •■■'• 
two liundred and ninctj -five ton.s; or thereabouts, mounted with no guns, navigated with twelve ii;<.i'., 
TO PASS with her Company, Passengers, Goods and Mercha'idisc, without any hindrance, sciiiji':. 
or molestation, the said ship appearing by good testimony to belong to oiic or mo.e of the citi^^eu* 0; 
the United States; and by them only. 


• .;' l.iJ^t ycais of his life on a farm in Dartmouth, and was 
i Consistent member of the Apponegansett Friends' meeting. 
Mc was a member of the General Court of Massachusetts 
¥iht n lie died in Boston, 30, 3, 1830. Children : 

• ' ;. i. T'>^'Ki'if, ^>- — ; tl- 14.3. 1815. lie was a ni:istcr-maiincr. 

ii. Hannah A., b. 19, r, 1793; d. 27, 5, 1858; m. Ahram, son of John and 

Hcily Cornell, of Mishaum Point, Dartmouth, 
iii. riiMiE S.yh. 13, II, 1794 ; d. 7, 6, iSSi; m. Thomas, son of James and 
Sarah Allen. (Sec fool note of sketch of George Howland, Jr.) 
\j-i. iv. Ceor'JE S., b. 20, 10, 1796; d. 7, 5, 1832; m. Judith Allen. He was a 
captain in the merchant service •, resided in New Bedford; died at sea. 
V. Sakaii, b. 21, 4, 1799", m. Philip Anthony, of New Bedford. They 
owned and lived at one time on the large farm nortlie.-ot corner of 
Allen street and Slocum road, Dartmouth.* 
vi. Bathshela, b. 7, 7, 1800; m. Jotham, son of Gilbert (296) and S.arah 
507. vii. TnOM.\s I., b. 7, 3, 1802-, d. S, 6, 1S45, unmarried. He lived and died 

on the homestead. 
5CS. viii. William S., b. 12, 5, 1804; d. — ; m. 5, 2, 1S29, Mary P., dau. of John 
and Hetty Cornell, of Westport. He was a farmer, and lived on 
a farm at Smith's Neck, Dartmouth, formerly owned by Isaac How- 
land (277.) Had: I, Nathaniel, b. 29, i, 1831 ; 2, Elizabeth S., b. 
27, 9, 183S; 3, Edward R., b. 2, 12, 1841 ; 4, Hetty C, b. 26,4, 1S44. 
509. i.\. Humphrey H., b. 12, 5, 1S05; d. 1S31. He was a successful com- 
mander of whaling vessels. 
X. Elizaleth a., b. 12, 8, 1806 ; d. 9, S, 1853 ; m. Capt. Edv.ard Howland. 
xi. Caroline, b. 15, 11, 1808; d. 15, 4, 1S47, unmarried'. 

Given under my hand :ind the seal of the United .States of America, the t\ventj--first 
d.iy of December, in the vear of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seven. 

iv-slof U. S.] By the President. 

J.'\MES MADISON, Sccvciao' of State. 

Oa the back side of the document is this indorsement : 

IhsiRlCT AND Port of Ciiakleston, So. Carolina, / 

April 21, 1S09. ( Nathaniel Howland is 

it picscnl Master of the within named Vessel in j.lacc of Andrew Cofiin late master. 

[Signed b> the Collector.] 

• This farm, now in pos.>;cssion of Abner H. Davis, is called by old inhabitants " the Pero Place," 
inm the Christian name of ;'. manumitted slave who once resided on it. His surname was Howland, 
»ni 1 am rcli.ibly informed that he was once owned by Isaac Howland (165.) In the We.sliiort T. R. 
« Jii cnirj- of i)>c nianiagc of " Pcvo Howland and Jane Aliny, 30, 12, iSo^." 



163. IsAAC,'^ {Benjamin,^ Isaac,^ Brujaiiiin;^ Zur, 
Henry, ^) born 12, 7, 1753. in Daiimoutli ; m. ist, i, 5, i-- - 
Maiy Rickctson ; m. 2d, 17S5, (D. F. R.,) Mary Smiih.'^ 
25, 10, 1763 (Bible record.) Mis will, dated 1826, ii;> 
lions his wife Mary, and the Ibllowing children, cxct 
Abigail and Sarah. He lived and died on a farm on Smith 
Neck, Dartmouth. Children:* 

510. i. Wanton, 1). 17, 3, 17S1 ; d. — , in Dortiauutli. He N\a.-; a wlialin^' c . - 

ii. Phebe, b. II, 2, 1783; d. — ; ni. Samuel Smith, 
iii. Abigail, b. 13, 12, 1785; d. before 1S26; m. Cornell. 

511. iv. HuMPHKEY, b. 16, 5, 1787; d. 23, 10, 1834, in New York, where bo «- 

a farmer. 
V. Mary, b. 10,8, 17S9; d. — ; m. Seth Davis. She was an appr ,: 
minister of the Society of ]'\iends, and was a zealous worker. It r. 
known that she rode to western New York on horseliack, and preacli.: 
on the way wlien there was opportunity. She m. 12, 11, 1809, Seti. 
son of Nicholas and Hannah Davis, of Rochester, and settled in;- 
mouth, where they had eh.: i, Isaac IL, b. 14, 4, 1812; 2, Ellcry 1!., 
b. 14, 5, 1S15; 3, Ellery H., b. 6, 5, 1S17; 4, Elizabeth Howlan-l, !•. 
17, 2, 1S20; 5, James, b. 5, 9, 1S26; 6, Moses C, b. 22, 9, 182S; ;. 
Sarah, b. 9, 6, 1S36. Elizabeth Howland Davis, b. in 1S20, m. 29, .;. 
1838, George M., son of Job and :»Iehitable (Tucker) Eddy, b. 3, 1;. 
1 810, in New Ijcdford, where he learned the cooper's trade, and wns 
afterwards a manufacturer and prominent dry goods merchant; he li. 
in Dartmouth, 30, 10, 1873. George M. and Elizabeth H. Eddy h.-xl 
seven children, two of whom were living in New Bedford in iSS^, .11; ; 
were m the dry goods business under the lirm of George M. Edo'y 
& Co., viz.: I. Abram T., b. 10, i, 1841; m. 22, 5, 1866, Mary Ann.? 
Wood, and had a sou William Wood, b. 1S6S, d. 1S74. 2. Geor.i,'.- 
M., b. 5, 8, 1S43; m. 25, 10, 1S65, Sarah B. Brush, and had: i, 
Ehzabeth H. D., b. 1S67; 2, Bessie B., b. 1872; 3, George M., b. i.Sj; 
Abram T. is an active member of the Eirst Baptist church, and Geor-c 
M. of the County Street M. E. church. 

512. vi. Elleky, b. 5, 3, 1792; d. — . He was at one time mayor of Janesvillc, 

Wis., where he died. 

513. vii. Rodney, b. 26, 6, 1794; d. — . 
viii. Sarah, b. 28, 4, 1797; d. — . 

514. ix. Thomas, b. 26, 8, 1799; d. — . 

X. Elizabeth, b. 7, 6, i<So3; d. — ; m. iS, 12, 1823, Giles Russell. 

* For further in regard to family of Isaac, sec Appendix. 



fO.}. Capt. Weston,^ {Abraham,^ Isaac,'^ Benjamin^ 
/,>^'rtfi,'^ Ifcnry,'^) born 30, 5, 1764, in Dartmouth; m. ist, 
tq,, 3, 1787, Desire Crandal (D. R.) ; m. 2cl, 10, 10, 1793, 
Abij^ail Ilatha^vay, b. 15, 3, 1774, d. 12, 7, 1867. He died 
i,S, 1 84 1, in New Bedford, and Abigail died at her home, 
t^'fiier of Spring and Eighth streets, same cit}^ Capt. 
U'fslon was in the merchant service a number of years, and 
:;cn engaged in the flour and grain business in New Bed- 
s^rtl, owning and managing most of the vessels which trans- 
fv.Ticd his stock. His storehouse w^as on -R.otch's wharf. 
}[<• was a man of excellent business capacity, and highl}'- 
rc*.pected b;/ the community, which may be said of most if 
'■. t all of his posterity.* Children : 

515. i. Thomas, b. 10. 9, 1794; d. 11, 8, 1S49, unmarried. He was a finely 

educated, scholarly gentleman, and was for many years in the grain 
business in Alexandria, Va., in connection with his father. He after- 
wards lived in New Bedford, where he was interested in the manage- 
ment of the Whaling and the Pacific insurance companies. 
•i. Hanxah, b. 10, 7, 1796; d. 24, ri, 1S16. 

516. iii. Abraham H., b. 2, i, 179S; d. 3, ir, iSoo. 

517. jv. Weston, b. 15, 7, 1800; d. i, 10, iSoi. 
51S. V. Abraham H., b. 2, 3, 1802; d. 24, 5, 1S67. 

519. vi. Stehien H., b. 27, 2, 1804; d. 6, 5, 1S39; m. Rebecca Vv'ilmot, dau. 
of Daniel Howland (193,) of Baltunore. The following children, ex- 
cepting Daniel, Mary, and Sarah, were mentioned in his will: i, Dan- 
iel; 2. Alice R. ; 3, Susan T.; 4, Mary A.; 5, Eliza J., and 6, Sarah 
(twins) ; 7, Stephen. 

Capt, NVeston, with Capt. Cornelius Howland .ind Cornelius Grinnell, was on board a merchant 

*''S o^itnanded by Capt. Ricketson, of New Bedford, captured by a Biitish man-of-war in the Rev- 

"'■*''"^0' ^^'^r, and taken into the Bermudas. While there they were placed on the governor's 

T» ?n. a prize Baltimore schooner, as crew. They secretly planned to capture the vessel on one of 

tirfir y;i,-li!ing excursions, and bring the governor arrd his suite to the States as prisoners. On the 

*-»T X-x. alT.iir was to t.ikc effect one of the conspirators informed the governor of his danger, and the 

"•s *»« taken from the yacht and placed in confinement on one of the prison ships. Years after 

• -a, in the lime of the Frencli Revolution, Capt. Weston being in command of a vessel belonging 

*> t»4 uncle, Isaac Howland (165,) sailed to the West Indies in company with a brig belonging to the 

***** o»ncr, with cargoes of n;erchandise to exchange for West India products. On their return 

J>«i*i^ tiicy were both captured by a Trench man-of-war. Prize crews were placed on the vessels, 

**n Caj.t. \\ cston wxs requested to pilot them to the nearest French port. Desiring to recapture his 

**•*<•, he m.->dc it known to three of his men who were on board. Learning that the piize master 

«» Kir.d of old Holland, they brought out a quantity from among the cargo. He imbibed too miiih, 

**< tixry overpowered the prize crew and headed for New Bedford, where they arrived safely, the 

"SJ pn^c following, unconscious of their destination. The prize crews were delivered to the French 

We»«l at Boston. 

T / ■ 


vii. AUCK R. b 28. .. xSo6; d. 7, 6, ,834; m. 10. 13. ,826. Joseph r ■ 

^,n - w"""' u '' '^^'''' '' ^''''^'' ^' -^"^^l-'h; 4. Robert; 5 y ' 

520.VJU. Wjcston, b. 22, r, 1S08; d. i3, 2, 1808. ^ 

ix. Susanna, b. 23, 3, 1809; d. 22, 12, 1871. 

521. X. William P., b. 19, 10, 1S12; d. 29, 9, 1S72. 

522, xi. Weston, b. 18, 6, 181 5. 

165. Capt. IsAAc,« (A^^,,5 /,^„,^, Benjamin'^ 7or': - 
//^;/ry,') born in New Bedford, where he always lived •'•'■ 
1st, I, 5, 1777, Abigail, dau. of Giles and Sylvia (Ru.sV'' 
Slocum of Dartmouth, b. 4, 10, 1757, d. 27, 8, 1814; .. 
2d, 20, 6, TS20, Ruth Butts. He succeeded his father •" 
the whahng business in New Bedford, and founded the not- : 
firm of 1. Rowland Jr. & Co., his son-in-law, Capt Gv- 
eon Howland, and Thomas Mandell being the compair-- 
rhey were successful managers. Their office was at tl". 
head of Commercial wharf. Capt. Isaac was shrewd 't,* 
accumulated considerable property. Ke lived at one t^iK 
on Bethel street, between William and Union streets. IIi< 
religious home Vv'as v/ith the Friends.* Children ; 

i. Mkhitablk. b. about 1779; cl. 7, 7, :So9; .n. 29, n, 179S, Capt. Gid... 
Howland (295.) 

ii. Sylvia, b. -; d. 21. i. 1S02; m. 20, 6, 1800. Capt. Tohn H. Howlr.r • 

iii. A child; d. young. 


165. Humphrey,^ {Isaac,^ Isaac,^ Bcvjamin^ Zocth^ 
Henry,') born m New Bedford, where he died (say the rcc- 

le mar 

ords of that town) 23. lo, 1812. aged 56 years. He ,„..,- 
ned Elizabeth Delano, of Nantucket. Children,, not in 
order of bnth 

i. Llovo b ^ ^^^^^ ^^^^^ ^^^^ ^^^^^^^^^^^ ^^^^^^^ of Countv a,.! 
Ca„.pbell s.reets, .New Bedford. lie married Elizabeth Frankfu, .. uf 
i^ston^Hc was a whaling captain. 

♦Isaac's will mentions wife PMUh, and granddaughters .Sylvia and AbbvS Th. . , r, ur 
' Abigail, wife of Isnac. Jr.," i. from New Bedford T R • ^^' ''"' °^ ""''■^ " 

HENRY Rowland's descendants. i^^ 

ji. Isaac, b. — ; c1. — , unmarried. 
Ui. Tuo.MAS, b. — ; d. — ; was accidentally shot. 

iv. Ei.iZALEiii, b. — ; d. — ; m. Richmond. 

V. Wii.i.iAM, b. — ; d. — ; m. 26, 6, 1S49, Harriet E., dau. of Charles 
(who was son of Joseph and Diana) and Martha L. Ricketson. He 
was a master-manner, and sailed from New "\'ork in the foreign mer- 
chant service. He always resided in New Bedford. He was a natu- 
ral humorist. 
vi. Nan'CY, b. — ; d. — ; m. Capt. Thomas Bennett, of New Bedford. 


16 V Peleg,^ {^haac^^ Isaac^^ Bcnjanii)i,^ Zoclh^ Hcii- 
rv,') born t6, 7, 1769, in New Bedford; d. 8, 7, 1846; m. 
;i, 10, 1787; in New Bedford, IMar}^ dau. of Joseph and 
,^^ary Tucker, of Dartmouth. lie was formerl}^ in business 
in New Bedford, and afterwards a druggist for man}^ years in 
Poughkeepsie, N. Y. He and his wife died at the home of 
her father, *' the Wing farm," on the west side of the road, 
}»outh of Lonf Plain, in Acushnet. Children ; 

i. Anna, b. 14, S, 17S8; m. 27, 11, 1S06, Sands, son of Johns (Edward,4 
John,3 Slephen,2 John 1) and Elizabeth (Rogers) Wing. Had: i, 
John Howland, d. young; 2, Elizabeth, d. young; 3, Mary Ann, wlio 
m. Joseph R., son of Samuel and Anna Wing, of Sandwich, and had : 
1, Mary H.; 2, Elizabeth, m. John S., son of S. F. Perr}', of New 
Bedford, where she died in 18S5. 

ii. Joseph T., b. 7, 11, 1790; d. before 1846. He fell from a carrirge and 
sustained an injury from which he never recovered; unmarried. 

iii. Pkux, b. 27, 4, 1794*, d. 4, 8, 1S72; ni. ist, Ruth, dau. of Jonathan 
Congdon, of Providence, R. I ,and had dau. Elizabeth; m. 2d, Sarah, 
dau. of George T^litchcll, (a Friends' minister,) of Nantucket. Sarah 
m. 2d, George Richardson, of Maine, a Friends' minister. Peleg was 
in the drug business with his father in Poughkeepsie, and afterwards 
in the hardware business in Providence, R. E, and in New Bedford. 

iv. William W., b. 27, 6, 179S; m. and had: i, A daughter; 2, Joseph; 
3, Henry. William W. was a successful merchant in New York, 
where he accumulated a large property. 
V. Thomas, b. 12, 12, 1S02; living in New York city in 1SS5; unmarried. 


167. Capt. Barnabas,^ {Dcnjamin,^ Barnabas,'' Bcuja- 
»iiii,^ Zoct/i,'^ Jlciiry,'^) born in Dartmouth, 12, 11,17.^9; 



m. Olive Moshcr, of Dartmoutli. He was captain c-i ,,• ' 

East India merchantman at one time, and was considerc .' I 

skillful commander. He was often intrusted with the hw.. 4 

ing and selling of the cargoes he transported. Childre'.; : f 

523. i. Reui!F.n, 1). — ; d. in New York about 1S28. He was a sea-ca]-.l.\!;i. | 

524. ii. Allen, b. — . He lived and died in Pittsburgh, Penn., and li.v! '. | 

daughters. | 

525. iii. Jethro, b, — ; d. — . Settled in Norfolk, Va. Had three cliili. •• 

He was a seaman. 

526. iv. Barkky, b. — ; d. at sea, unmarried. He was at one time capture : 

Algerine pirates, against whom he joined in an expedition, and •• • 
held prisoner several years. 

527. V. Uriel, b. — ; d. — ; m. ist, Lucy Marvin, of Peru, Clinton co., N. V , 

where they lived and died — he in 1858 and she in 1S22; m. 2d, l)c .i 
Hairiugton. He followed the seas in his younger days, and wu.i ^^ ■ 
sequently engaged in the carriage manufacturing business. Had: t 
A. J-, t>- J 7, 6, 1815, in Peru, N. Y.; m. 2, 6, 1846, Frances Mo:.- 
yens, b. 1826, in Whitehall, N. Y., and had Frances A., who m. E. (.", 
Perrine, of Jersey City, N. J., and had: I, Louis H., b. 1870; 2, Liii- 
abeth S., b. 1872; 3, Florence L.,b. 1874; 4, Harold E., b. 1875. ^''• 
Perrine was at one time with Lord & Taylor, dry goods dealers in Niv. 
York city, and afterwards engaged successfully in the same 
Upper Red Hook, N. \. A. J. carries on the carriage manufacturii.^ 
business at Lower Red Hook, N. Y. He lived at one time in Jersey - 
City. He is highly respected, and is an active worker in the teniff- 
ance cause. 2. James M., b. 22, 5, 1817; d. 1S62, in New Yorksu:'.- 
Had three daughters. 3. Lucy A., b. 3d mo., 1S22; m. Gecrj,-? 
Preston, and moved to East Cleveland, Ohio, and had: I, Fiederi^-k, 
b. 1844: 2, Aima, b. 1S46; 3, Philip, b. 1848. 
vi. LVDIA, b. — ; m. John Lent. They lived and died in Le Roy, Genes'? 

CO., N. Y. 
vii. Ann, b. — ; m. Capt. Reuben Smith. They lived and died in Rensselaer 
CO., N. Y. 


167. Stephen, ° {^Bcnjamin^' Barnabas,'^ Bcujamniy' 
Zocih^ Henry, ^^ born at Smith's Neck, in Dartmouth : 
m. Ann, dau. of Russell, of Dartinouth. They set- 
tled in Westport, where he was a successful farmer. One 
says he was a sea-captain. At one time he had a grocery 
store on Acuslinet avenue, New Bedford. Children ; 

HENRY howland's descendants. 157 

;2.S. i. Joi3, b. 1792; d. at sea. 

ii. Meiiitable, b. 1794; probably d. young. 
iii. Ruth, b. 1796; probably d. young. 
f29. iv. Stephen, b. 1798; probably died young. 
..330. V. Joanna, b. 14, 12, i8cx), at Smith's Neck, Dartmouth; d. I, 2, 1S61; 
m. in 1833, Abner Curtis, at Dalton, and had dau. P'idelia Rowland, 
b. 29, 7, 1840, at Dalton. Fideha m. 17, 10, 1871, at Mt. Morris, N. 
Y., Caleb Sharon Haley, of Kansas City, Mo. Mr. Haley is a prom- 
inent produce and fruit commission merchant in Cleveland, O. 

531. vi. nKNKY R., b. 3, 8, 1803; d. 8, 4, 1879; m. 22, 10, 1839, Rosalie, dau. 

of Gideon Peck, of Rehoboth. Had: I, Florence, b. 4, i, 1844, d. 
17, I, 1864, unmarried; 2, Lydia Peck, b. i, 12, 1846, d. 14, 11, 1882, 
m. 21, 2, 1871, George H. Pierce, of Providence, R. I., and liad son 
George Henry, b. and d. 21, 8, 1872. Henry R. ^yaK for many years 
a successful whaling master from New Bedford; afterwards settled on 
a farm at Seekonk ; finally living in Seekonk, now East Providence, 
R. I., vihcre he died, and wliere his widow died in 1SS5. He followed 
the sea twenty-five years. 

532. vii. Wii.Ll.'VM B., b. — ; m. Margaret Rushforth, and had daughters Mary 

and Sarah. Sarah is not Jiving. Mary married Hathaway, and 

was living in New Bedford in 18S4. ^Villiam was a whaling master, 
and died at Fayal. 
533 viii. StepheK, b. — , in Dartmouth, where he was m. to Lucretia T. Russell, 
of that town. They had Sarah, who d. aged 4.^, and Ann, who m. 
Zenas Chadwick, and was living in Springfield in 18S4, and had Helen 
and Edward. Stephen was a successful whaling master. He died in 
Sandwich in 1S85. 


168. CapL. Cornelius/' (^Gidcon,^ Barnahas^'^ Benja- 
min^ Zocth^ Ilenry,^) born in Dartmoulli, 13, 3, 1758 ; m. 
16, II, 1784, Rhoda Wing, who died 11, 10, 185 1. He died 
6, I, 1S35, or 2, I, 1836. He resided in New Bedford the 
latter years of his life. He early chose a seafaring life, and 
was a successful whaleman, in which busines he was master 
and owner of vessels. He amassed a large propert3^ The 
bond of the executors of his will was $50,000. He was a 
skillful shipmaster, an excellent business man, an honored 
citizen, and a consistent member of the Society bi Friends. 
Children : 

i, Rekecca, b. 12, 10, 1785; d. 15, 2, 1S25; m. i, 3, 1821, Paul, son of 
Peter and Sarah Barney, (his second wife.) 



ii. Susanna, b. i6, Ji, 1791; d. 19, i, 1S72; m, 26, ji, 1810, George (.;;( , V 

son of Matthew and Abigail Howland, of New Bedford. f 

iii. Lydia, b. 17, S, 1793; d. — ; m. 12, 10, 1837, Arnold, son of jonadi.^: > 

and Eliza Congdon, of Providence, R. I.; no children. | 

iv. RhoijA, b. 9, I, 1796; d. 29, 12, 1S69; m. 10, 5, 1860, William C, si n I 

of Barnabas and Mary Taber, of New Bedford, (his second v.iff.) I 

534. V. Cornelius, b. 14, 11, 1802; d. 16, 5, 1865. | 

535. vi. EmvARD W., b. — ; d. 1S79. 


t6S. Joseph,^ (G/deon,^ Barnadas,^ Benjamin,'^ Zocth^- 
Henry}') born 8, 4, 1762, in Dartmouth ; d. 12, 6, 1839; "'• 
ist, Mciiiiahle Wilber, of Dartmouth ; m. 2d, Peace Kirhv, 
of the same town. Children : 

536. i. Francis, b. 27, 4, 1787; d. — ; m. 3, 4, 1S07, Mary Parker. Chililron 

mentioned in TVancis' v,ill : 1. Elizabeth, b. i, 4, iSoS; ni. Isai'c 
Thacher. 2. Emily, b. 11, 3, 1810; m. 22, 10, 1840, Silas Alden, 
and had: I, Mary PL, b. 8, i, 1842, d. 22, 9, 1857; 2, George X., b. 
10, 7, 1845, m. Clara Burdick, of New Bedford; 3, Ella, b. 28, i, 1847, 
ni. Joseph A. Baker, of Fall River. 3. Mary P., b. 14, i, 1814; n-.. 
16, 8, 1832, Frederick S. Allen, of New Bedford. 4. A. Sydney, b. 
7, 2, 1817; m. 16, 9, 1S45, Sophia Bryant, and had: Mary Brj-ant; 
Annie Bryant; Florence Bryant; Gertrude Sophia; all unmarried in 

Children by second w^ife : 

ii. Sakah, b. — ; d. — ; m. T\Iax Eppendoiff, of Brooklyn, N. V. Livcii 

for a time in Milwaukee, Wis. 
iii. HkTiY W., b. 13, 8, 1S32; m. 13. 9, 1854, James C. Ricketson, of New 

P>edford. They had eight children. Lived in Aiiiv.aukee, Wis. 

537. iv. GiUKON K., b. — ; m. Olive Wordell, and had: 1, Joseph, b. 13, 3, 1S5'; 

2, Sarah May, b. 29, 5, 1S5S; 3, Gideon Albert, b. 9, 7, 1865, d. ii, 
9, 1873; 4, Olive .^nn,b. 11,8, 1S66; 5, Edward David, b. 11,30, 1S68. 
V. Maktha a., b. — ; m. Isaac Howland. 


168. Cant. Gideon,'^ {Gideon,^ Baruahas,^ Benjamin? 
Zoeth,- Jleury}) born 4, 8, 1770, in Dartmouth ; m. ist, 29, 
II, 1798, Mehitable, dau. of Isaac Howland (284.) of New- 
Bedford, who d. 7, 7, 1809; m. 2d, }3utts. He com- 


..i.jiuled whaleships for many years, making profitable voy- 
.,/rs, and later was a strong, active member of the firm of 
1. Ho'.vland Jr. & Co., who were agents of whaleships. He 
Jived, the latter 3'ears of his life, in New Bedford. His will 
\\.>s dated 1847. He mentioned in his will his dan. Ruth 
::n(.\ niece S3'lvia (wife of Benjamin T.) Almy. He gave 
l:> his brother Joseph the farm at Round Hills, Dartmouth, 
I ;.:lcd " the Stephen Howland farm." He also mentioned 
sK-phews Gideon, Edward W., William, and Gilbert, and 
j.icccs Rhoda and Lj^dia. Cliildren : 

i. 11,6, 1806; d. ythino., iS65,unm. She died possessed of 
an accumulation of over Uvo million dollars, about, half of which was 
bequeathed to friends, relatives and servants, including 3200,000 to 
the city of New Ledford. The income of the remainder goes to her 
niece, Mrs. Hetty (Robinson) Green, during her hfe, and after her 
death is to be divided among the descendants of Gideon (16S.) On 
a marble tablet in the Free Public Library, commemorating her noble 
act, is this inscription : " This tablet commemorates the enlightened 
liberality of Sylvia Ann Howland, who bestowed upon the city of New 
Bedford the sum of two hundred thousand dollars: one hundred 
thousand to aid in supplying the city with puie water; and one hun- 
dred thousand as a fund for the promotion of liberal education, by 
the enlargement of the Free Public Library, and by extending to the 
children and youth of the city the means of a wider and more gen- 
erous culture." 
ii. AuElE Sr.ocu>f, b. 20, 3, 1S09; d. i860; m. Edward Mott Robinson, and 
had a daughter Hetty Howland, who m. Edward H. Green, of New 
York city, and has children: i, Edward Mott Robinson; 2, Howland; 
3, Sylvia Ann. Mr. Robinson was formerly in business in New Bed- 
ford, and later in New York city, as a shipping merchant. P£e and 
Sylvia Ann Howland, on the death of Isaac (2S4) in 1833, became 
members of the firm of L Howland Jr. & Co. He died in New York 
city, 14, 6, 1S65. He accumulated a property of about five millions. 


168. Capt. Gilb]!;rt,^' yGidcoi}.,^ Barnabas ^'^ Bcnja}}iiii^^ 
y-oilh^- /{cury,^) born 13, 6, 1772, in Dartmouth; m. ist, 
'^0^ 3. 1794, Sally Horton, of Boston ; m. 2d, Rebecca Wil- 
^^^'r. Had no children by second marriage. He was a sea- 
captain, making lucrative voyages. He lived many years 
5n New Bedford, wlicre he died. Children : 

297. ' 
i6S. John 11.,^ ( Gidcon^^ Darnahas^'^ Benjamin^ ZoctJw 
Henry, "^^ born 8, 2, 1774, in Dartmouth; m. 3, it, 1S03, 
Sarah, dau. of Thomas and Ann Hazzard, b. 18, 9, 1781. 
d. 19, 4, 1841. lie was a leading shipping merchant, with 
an office on South street, New York city. His cit}^ resi- 
dence was on the southwest corner of Broadwa}" and Leon- 
ard street, and his countr}'- home was on the Bloomingdalo 
road, at 86th street, where he had a pLace of sixty acres. 
Children : 

i. Maktha Hazzard, b. 12, 12, 1804; d. 7, 3, 1S75; m. Tliomas M. 
Hooker; no cliildrcn. 


53S. i. Gju?ert, b. 25, 9, 1795; d. 24, 9, 1S05. 

539. ii. William, b. 18, 2, 1797; d. 4, 5, 1840; m. Abbie Anlhony, aiij «,.i i 

1. John. 2. William H.; m. Rebecca , and had: Wii'.iy i. 

Charles; George. 3. Rebecca; m. Henry W. Hazard aiid h.-\'? ..,'-. -, '\ 

children. * 

540. iii, JoMiAM H., b. 9, 8, 179S; m. Bathsheba Howland. Had: i. ],»>. % 

S., b. 1S25; m. PJiebc Allen, and had: i, John, never; : | 

Emma S., m. Solomon TTass, of Napa City, Cal.; 3, Eliza F., m. lb-. * 

cas Wright, of Kapa City, Cab; 4, L. C; 5, Annelta, never ni::rt.- | 

2. Jotham H., b. 19, 4, 1S2S; m. Annetta H. Potter, and had: i,< i. | 
olineE. ; 2, Harriet P., m. Rev. William Leacock. It would >i— ^r | 
that Jotham H., Sr., settled in Nftpa City, Cal., as his children wtr- % 
all born there. | 

iv. Sarah, b. 8, S, iSoo; d. — . | 

V. Sylvia, b. 13,5, 1802; d. — ; m. Benjamin T. Almy, of Dartuwii'^, i 

and had nine chikhen. § 

541. \\. GiDLON, b. II, 9, 1S04; d. — , unmarried. %. 

542. vii. Gilbert, b. 4, 3, 1807; m. Rebecca Taylor. Had: i. Gideon, r f 

Mary Eliza; m. Charles M. Allen, and had Sophia. 3. Sarah Mnri- | 

4. James T.; m. Annie E. Davis, and had: i, Herbert; 2, Clarencf. | 

3. Frank; 4, Gideon T.; 5, Stephen 13.; 6, Walter W. 5. Anhu». f 
m. Mary E. Cornell, and had Alice. 6. Edward R., unm. in iS>>! | 
7. Sarah Allen, uniM. in iSSi. T«o daughters died in childhood. \ 

viii. Elizaiu'TH, b. 20, 3, iSio; m. ist, Thomas, son of Isaac and Mar^ | 

Howland. and had Eliza, who in. Sylvander Hutchinson, of New 15c-i- I 

ford. I 

ix. Maria, b. 4, 10, 1S12; m. David liaskeH, of Hyde Park. \ 

3i. AliBY, b. — ; d. — ; m. Capt. Joseph A. Bailey, of Dartmouth. | 


, ii. Wii.i.lAM Hazzard, b. 3, 2, 1807; d. 3, 3, 1S65; ni, 3, 11, 1841, Annie 
V'M. West, of South Carolina. Had: 1. Cornelia S., b. 6, 12, 1842; 
living in MorristoM'n, N. J., in 1S85. 2. Annie E., b. 1844; d. 5th 
mo., 1856. 3. Sarah Catharine, b. 13, 5, 1S46: m. 10, 6, 1S69, Mel- 
len Ford, and had: I, Annie Ilovvland, b. 8, 7, 1S70; 2, William 
Ho%\land, b. 8, 2, 1872. She was living in Morristown, N. J., in 18S5. 
William Hazzard was born in New Bedford, and was for many years 
associated with his father in the foreign shipping business in New 
York. They owned many vessels, sending them to all parts of the 
14.4. iii. Al-GEK-XON SiDNKY, b. II, 2, 1S09; d. — . 

jv, Mary Rodman, b. 20, 11, 1810; m. 12, 3, 1830, Tvlorris Pell, of New 
York city. Had: I. John Howland, b. 3, 12, 1830; m. 1st, in i860, 
Cornelia Corse; m. 2d, 20, 4, 1870, Caroline Hyatt. 2. William Ilovv- 
land, b. 3, 9, 1833, m. Adelaide Perris, and had: I, Howland, b. 19, 
I 3, 1S56; 2, Rodman C, b. 31, 3, 18615^ 3, Florence C, b. 17, i, 1S64; 

I 4, Clarence, b. 10, i, 1S71; 5, John llov/land, b. 30, 3, 1872; '6, Ste- 

I pheii Hyatt, b. 3, 7, 1874; 7, Sam.uel Osgood, b. 3, 7, 1875; 8, Mary 

Howland, b. 12, 12, 1876; 9, Theodore Rosevelt, b. 17, 5, 187S. 
5.',5. V. John, b. 2, 12, 1S12; d, 9th mo., 1870. 

\i. Sarah Rodman, b. 12, i, 1817; m. ist, 2, 11, 1837, David Gillies; m. 
2d, Samuel S. Osgood, of New York city. No children. 


16S. Pardon,^ Gideon y^' JJarnabas^'^ Bcvjamin^^ Zoeth^ 
Ilcury^^ born i, i, 1777, in Dartmouth; m. 1,9, 1S02, 
Hepsibah Hathaway, who was born 13, 4, 1777. Children : 

54f'. i. Pardon, b. 29, 5, 1S03; d. — ; m. in 1827, Lydia Parker, b. 17, 8, 1S03, 
d. 31, 10, 1847, at Syracuse, N. Y. Had: I. Benjamin F., b. i, 3, 
1824, in New Bedford; m. ist, Ahce Shepherd; m. 2d, 10, 12, 1S65, 
in Marysville, Cab, Mary C. Slauson, b. 14, 8, 1837, in Homer, N, Y.; 
were living in California in 18S3; had ch. (the first five born in San 
Francisco) : i, Parretta Church, b. i, 4, 1867; 2, Henry Frankhn, b. 
8, 4, 1869; 3, Wesley Pardon, b. 8, 11, 1870; 4, Edwin Slauson, b. 
4, 7, 1872; 5, Benjamin L., b. 22, i, 1874; 6, Charles Jiidson, b. 
I, 5, 1875, in San Jose, Cal. ; 7, Isabella CiUbrd, b. 14, 7, 1878, in 
Marysville, Cal.; 8, Laura Miller, b. 11, 9, 1SS2, in Oakland, Cal. 2. 
Pardon, b. 1830; d. 15, 10, 1842, at sea. 3. Isabella S., b. 1,5, 1S32; 
m. 16, 12, 1852, S. Henry Gifiord, and had: i, Charles IL, b. 4, 10, 
1853, d. 24, 4, 1S54. Mr. and Mrs. Gifford lived in Syracuse, N. Y., 
in 1884. 4. Mary F. R., b. 6, i, 1834; d. 27, 9, 1S78, in Marysville, 
Cal,; m, Isaiah W. Taber. 
ii. Hni'SEUiCTH, b. 22, 9, 1804; d. 22, 9, 1804. 

iii. IIki'SKBetk, b. 2, 6, 1S06; m, 23, 6, 1S26, Capt. David S., son of David 
and Ann Sherman, and had eight children. 



iv. Elizabeth, b. 6, 7, 1808; <]. 11, 9, 1837; ni. Frederic, son of J, ,,-,- 
and Deborah Howland. 

547. V. Bknjamin Frankun, b. 12, 4, 1810; d. — . 

548. vi. FIenky S., b. 2, I, 1812; m. ist, 2, 5, 1836.. Mary S., dau. of Corr.t'.;;- 

S., and Rebecca Howland, ^^•ho d. 24, 6, 1845; "''• ^d, Dcl)orali Mt. 

ville; m. 3d, Rebecca . 

vii. Hannah, b. 30, 12, 1S13; d. — ; m. Henry McCloughly; had four c> 
viii. Mary, b. 24, 6, 1814; d. — ; m, Capt. John A. Delano; no cliildicr;. 


172. Benjamin,*^ {Daniel,^ Daniel ^'^ Daniel^ Zocth,' 
Henry ^') born 13, 4, 1752, in East Greenwich, R. I. ; d. 30. 
10, 1834; m. Amy Elizabeth,* dau. of Jeremiah Spencer. 
Benjamin was one of the stanch men of East Green wici;. 
where he lived and died. He came into possession of, and 
resided in the house built and occupied by his wife's ances- 
tor, Dr. Spencer, and known at one time as "the Benjamin 
Howland place." He was an approved minister of the Soci- 
ety of Friends, and active in every good work. He and \\\> 
son Thomas A. were among the original shareholders <■'. 
Kent Academy, now known as Providence Conference Sem- 
inar}'. Children : 

549. i. Thomas Aldrich, b. — ; d. — , 

550. ii. Benjamin, b. in 177S; d. — ; m. Abbie Allen, of Newport, R. 1 . 

and sellleJ in Connecticut. Had: i, Peleg A., b. 19, 2, 1801 ; nf^^ ■ 
married. 2. Peter Turner, b. 31, S, 1803, at East Greenwich, K. 1 
d. 28, 10, 1S61, in Brooklyn, Conn.; m. in East Greenwich, Eliza!;.: 
Scranton, of the same place, b. 12, 6, 1S06, d. 2, 2, 1878; had cii.: ' 
Elisha A. B., b, 7, i, 1826; 2, Mercy Scranton, b. 4, 5, 1S28, d. 2S ■• 
1828; 3, Harriet Elizabelli, b. 17, 7, 1830; 4, Mercy Nichols, b. 30, '. 
1832, m. 7, 2, 1858, Sylvester C. Coon, and had Sylvester Augustus '• 
12, I, 1864, d. 28, 8, 1866; 5, Albert Eddy, b. 10, 7, 1835, ™- ^f'. '•'• 
1858, Eliza Pidge, of Brooklyn, Coim.; 6, James Rensselaer, b. S, i,. 
1838, d. 5, 12, 1859; 7, William Scranton, b. 16, 10, 1839, m, y, 5- 

* Elizabelli was a tksccndant of Dr. Spencer, who was; .i prominent citizen of E.-x.t Greciiv • 
R. I. He was so.i of John and Susanna Spencer, b. 22, 7, 1679, and was the first English l.^ 
born in East Greenwich. He died in 1752. He lived in a palatial structure, standing on the 1: ■' 
extending from Dun Kock, near Apponaug, to East Greenwich. The house was very ancit-nt, »• 
immense stone chimney, hipped roof, and small windows, some of which had diamond-shapeJ ps: ' • 
set in leaden sash. It had a "great room," and a large " guest chamber," and t.howcd that a li'j-.f* 
hospitality been bestowed there. 


1S62, Amanda Bassett, and had Ja)nes Henry, b. 7, 6, 1863; 8, Phcbc 
Allen, h, 27, 3, 1842, m. 21. 2, 1S64, David Rohhins, of Killingiy, 
Coni)., who d. 7, I, 1877; 9, George Cornell, b. 17, 3, 1845, m. 25, 2, 
1867, Annie, dau. of Capt. Clark. W. and Hannah James, of Grisv.old, 
Conn., and had, I, Walter J., b. 8, 11, 1S67, 2, F. Gertrude, b. 12, S, 
1S69, 3, Crawford S. R. M., b. 18, 9, 1877; 10, Julia Ann, b. u, 8, 
1S47, d. 29, r, 1849. 3. Hannah, b. 19, 7, 1S05; m. Pardon Tilling- 
hast, and had four sons. 4. George, ra. Nancy Hannah Knight, and 
had : i, Mary Knight, b. 15, 3, 1S38, m. in 1861, John Green, of West 
Greenwich — no ch; 2, Charles Allen, b. 16, 3, 1839, m. in 1862, Ann 
Amy Card, of East Greenwich, and' had, I, Grace Lena, 2, Frank 
Gould; 3, Hannah Green, b. J 2, 2, 1840, who m. 1st, Isaac H, Spen- 
cer, m. 2d, Alfred Johnson, in 1873, both of East Greenwich, and had, 

1, Nannie Elizabeth, b. i, 9, 1867, 2, Eugene Lincoln, b. 2, 12, 1871, 
3, Mary Ann, b. XS74, 4, I\Iary, b. 1S76, 5, Hannnh, b. 187S, 6, Eliza- 
beth, ra. William Spencer. 

6 ^3'- '»• Damp:!, L)., b. — ; d. loth mo. 1S60; m. Ehza , b. 1791, d. I019. 

(*■ Had: i. Eliza, b. iSro; m. Richard Spencer, and had: i, Jarncs P., 
b. 10, 6, 1S37; 2, Martha, b. 20, 4, 1839, m. isl, Charles , m. 2d, 
Augustus Hawkes, and had dau. Mabel, b. 21, 7, 1S63; 3, Emmeline, 
^ b. 8, 3, 1841, m. William H. Vickery, and had, i, James L., b. 1862, 
I 2, Eliza C, b. 1864, 3, William A., b. 1868, 4, Estella V. ^V., b. 1872, 
I 5, ITromas F., b. 1875, 6, Ruth, b. 1878, 7, Richard T., b. 1SS2; 4, 
I Ehza L., b. 27, 4, 1S43; 5, Almy C, b. 30, 12, 1848, m. Augustus, son 
i of Daniel and Mary A. (West) Hull, and had, I, Juliet Dexter, b. 
I 1869, 2, Flora Ennneline, b. 1871, 3 and 4, Mar)- West and Phcbe 
5 Champlain, b. 1874, 5, Caroline Jewett, b. 1863. 2. William Brad- 
ford, b. 13, I, 1816, in East Greenwich, R. J. ; d. 5, 8, 1878, in IMid- 
dletown, R. I.; m. ist, 27, 4, 1842, Mary Arnold Howland, who d. 29, 
3, 1852; m. 2d, 28, 9, 1853, Lizzie W. Taggart, and had: i. Mary A., 
b. 29, 3, 1852, d. 30, 3, 1852; 2, WiUiam T., b. 17, 7, 1854, m. 12, 12, 

1S75, i" Provincelown, Emma A. , b. 1858, in that town, d. 1S83, 

in Boston, had, i, Josie F., b. 24, 5, i88r, in South Portsmouth, R. L, 

2, Emma S., b. 17, 8, 1883, in Boston, where she d. 16, 12, 1SS3; 3, 
Daniel B., b. 15, 9, 1856; 4, Mar)' E., b. 29, 1, 1S60; 5, Fanny L., b. 
15, 4, 1861; 6, Eliza H., b. 9, 8, 1863; 7, Thomas A., b. 21, 4, 1S65. 
(The above children of William B. were all born in Middlelown, R. L; 
'lliomas A., the youngest, was living in Newport, R. I., in 1SS5.) 3. 
Josiah. 4. Cynthia. 5. Martha. 

iv. Ruth, b. — ; d. — ; m. John Green. JIad: l, John, unmarried; 2, 

Elizabetli, m. William Warner, of Warwick, R. I., and has ch., i, 

Kate, 2, Albert, 3, John. 
V, Sakia, b. — ; d. — . 
vi, EuzAliriii, b. 1812, in East Greenwich, R, L; d. 5S42; m. (it is said by 

a relative) in 1825, at the age of 13, Christopher Spencer, b. i.Soo, d. 

1S85. Had: i. Orthanial Gorton, b. I S26; m. 1S50, Katharine A. 

Keltic, b..i829, and had: I, Sarah Jane, b. 1S51; 2, Orthanial G., b. 


1S56, living in Providence, R. I., in 1SS5 ; 3, Charles \V., h. I'v , 
Mary Ella, b. 1864; 5, Orin Everet, h. 1867; 6, Lizzie Grace, h i". 
2. Abbie Allen; m. Samuel Bcalcs, and had: i, JIannah Eliz,i'<" 
2, Ella Nelson. 3. George A., b. 1831; m. Eli/a Bassett, an-i i.,-, 
I.Frank C; 2, George A.; 3, Ahnira; 4, Haliie Maria; 5, M,.-, 
Eliza; 6, Eliza Jane. 4. IMary Elizaljcth; m. James IJelser, and i.i: % 

I, James Lincoln; 2, William Christopher; 3, Sadie Mabel; 4, Mir, i 

Alice; 5, Rachel Amanda, m. Stephen Johnson and had, i, l;.> .-. | 

Ellsworth, 2, Harry; 6, Charles Christopher, m, Sarah Tourj-e, a- • ) 

bad, I, Jennie Louise, 2, Harry. | 

\ — • -^ i 

300. I 

172. Daniel, f^ {DanicU^ Daniel,^ Daniel,'^ ZoclJi,- Jlcn- I 

ry}') born 1755, at East Greenwich, R. I. ; m. Sarah, dau. I 

of Richard Greene, of Warwick or Portsmouth, R. I., b. '[ 
1761, d. 1840. Daniel alwaj^s lived in his native place 
where he was an approved minister of the Friends' Society. 

He w^as a man of large stature and inclined to corpulency. ^ 

but was very lively in conversation, with the heartiest and \ 

most mirthful laugh ever heard, and his genial nature en.- I 

deared him to a large circle of friends. He travelled fre- \ 

quently in the service of the ministry, visiting different pari;- | 

of New England, and sometimes extending his journeys to | 

the more distant meetino-s of New York and Pennsylvani.;. I 

His sermon was never long, but some thought it a trilic | 

pros}^ and he always preached the same one. It is saiil | 

that ^^'illiam Aim}-, whose wealth and position gave him tlu' ^ 

self-constituted right to snub and reprimand whomsoever lu- ^ 

pleased, was once dining with Daniel at a friend's house, ^ 

when William said, " Daniel, wh}^ does thee preach tho | 

same sermon over and over again?" Daniel quickly re- | 

plied, "When thee and m^- other hearers pa}' heed to my | 
advice, then perhaps my Divine INIaster will give me some- "> 

thing more to say." He never coveted either the wealth or 
honor of the world. If wanting in worldly wealth, he was ^ 

rich in faith. Children : 

i. Decoil\h G., b. 1796; d. 1S76, unmarried, 
552. ii. Daniel, b. 1797; d. 1871. 




:r / 





lii. RiCHAKD Greenk, h. iSoo; d. 1874; ni. Mary A. Baker of Nantucket. 
Had: i, Elizabeth; 2, Anna. lie was one of the substantial men of 
East Greenwich. During the )'ear 1S36, Ezra I'ollard built a woolen 
mill on Duke street, which afterwards passed into the hands of Rich- 
ard G., and was destroyed by fire. The next year Richard built a larger 
brick mill on the site of the old one, which in 1868 was also destroyed 
by fire; but it was rebuilt by him on a still larger scale. He died be- 
fore it wa.'. in operation. The Free Library of East Crecuwich was 
organized by him and another in 1867. 

iv. Anna, b, iSoi; d. 1S65. 

181. Gen. Benja]\iin,^ {Wanton,^ Bcnjaiuiu^'^ Daniel^ 
ZociJi^ Henry ^^) born 27,7, 1755, Ju Tiverton, R. T. ; m. 
Mary Anthony, of Portsmouth, R. I. He had a limited 
education, but availed himself of every opportunity to 
acquire a fund of general information. He was a genial, 
.*>elf-sacrificing man, and his' town early placed him in 
J^o.'^itions of honor and trust. The town-meetings were 
held at his house in 1801, and his residence Avas the politi- 
cal headquarters of his townsmen. He was an auctioneer 
and collector of taxes in iSoi, town auditor in 1802, mod- 
erator in 1805, member of the state legislature in 18 10, a 
general of state militia in 1812, and did good ser\ice in the with Great Britain. He was chosen United States sen- 
ator in 1804, which ofllce he filled with great acceptance to 
his constituenc}'. This is the only'instance known to the 
writer that a Howland has occupied this position. He v»'as 
cliosen to fill the vacancy caused b}'' the death of Senator 
Samuel J. Potter, and took his seat Dec. 3, 1S04, serving 
until March 3, 1807. Children : 

i. Sarah >Vanto.\, b. 7, 4, 17S7 ; m. A\'illiam Gray, of Tiverton, R. I., and 
had Albert. 

554. il. Wanton, b. 29, 4, 1789; m, Diana Manchester. Had: i, Asa, unm.; 

2, Benjamin, unm. ; 3, Sarah, unm. ; 4, Alary, m. Aulen Bradford; 5, 
Fanny, m. William Parnsworth. All living near i lowland's Ferry 
(Stone Bridge) in Tiverton, in 1885. 

555. iii. Gkorge, b. 8, 4, 1793; d. 18, 5, 1879, at Tiverton, R. I. 
iv. Ruth, b. 9, 2, 1796; d. — . 


556, V. liFNjAMiN, b. 9, 7, 177S; m. Hannah Cray, of Tiverton, R. ]. UzA. 
I, Mary, m. Brownell; 2, Elizabeth. 


183. IsAAC,^ {Philip, "> Zoeth,^ Henry, ^ Zoct/i,^ //cnry,') 
born in Wcstport, 30, 6, 1763 ; m. 30, 12, 1784, Lydia, daii. 
of Thomas Cornell, of Westport. He was a substantial 
fanner, and a citizen of good standing in his native town, 
where he always lived. Children : 

557. i. VuuM>, b. 31, 10, 1785; d. 14, II, 1809; m. 12, 3, 1807, Lydia, dau. of 
Peleg Cornell. Lydia m. 27, lo, iSi8, Thomas Winslow, of Westport. 
55S. ii. SiErHEN, b. 28, 9, 1794; d. 28, 3, 1S55. 


185. Henry,6 {David,^ Thomas,^ Henry, "^ Zoeth,^ Hen- 
ry,^) horn in Dartmouth, 3, i, 1757; m. ist, 16, 11, 1777, 
Rhoda Chase, of Dartmouth; m. 2d, Deborah Sherman, of 
Westport. He was a substantial landholder and farmer, 
and lived and raised a ver}^ large family in Dartmoutii, at 
the corner of the Bakerville road and the road leading from 
Smith's Neck to Russell's Mills. He learned the trade of a 
slioemakcr, and worked at it in connection with tilling his 
farm. Children : 

559. i. David, b. 16, 3, 1779; d. — , at sea, unmarried. 

560. ii. P.VUL, b. 9, 2, 1781; d. — , at sea, unmarried. 

561. iii. Thomas, b. 8, ir, 1782; d. — ; m. and had a dau. Eveline, who m. 

• Mace, of Boston, and a dau. Mary, who m. Richardson, of Dart- 
mouth, and had: i, Frederick; 2, Charles (living in Rochester in 
1884); 3, a daughter. 
iv. riir.BE, b. 29, 3, 1785; d. 22, 12, 1870; m. Jesse Crapo, of Dartmouth, 
(g. s. of Peter Crapo, who was in the fourth generation froni. Rufus 
Crapo, a French emigrant,) b. 22, 5, 1781, d. ii, i, 1831. IJod : i. 
Henry Howland, b. 1804. 2. D.avid, b. 16, 9, 1808; m. >Lircia, dau. 
of John and Sophia Sowle, of Westport; settled in Michigan, and 
had: l, Sophia; 2, Ann M.; 3, Hannah; 4, Phebe; 5, Flgara; 6, 
James; 7, Martha; 8, IvLiry A.; 9, Henry; 10, Alice. 3. jo.scph, b- 
4, 12, 181 2; m. Sarah, dau. of Allen and Elizabeth Sisson, of Dart- 
mouth, where they settled, and had: I, "William; 2, Elizabeth; 3, Jesse; 


4, Allen; 5, Sarah; 6, Phebe; 7, Albeit. 4. Phebe, b. 6, 3, 1S17; 
m. Sylvester, son of Knowles and Mercy Snow, of Barnstable co., and 
bad: I, David S., b, 1843; 2, Emma A., b. 1846; 3, Charles II., i>. 

■ 1849; all born in New Bedford, where the father was for many years 

■ a grocer, corner of County and Wing streets. 5. William W., b. 1S24. 

562. V. John, b. 15, 8, 17S7; d. — . 

vi. Le\'IN-a, b. 3, 6, 1789; d. — ; ni. Joseph Lapham, of Uartmouth, and 
settled in Ohio. Had: I, Eliza; 2, Phebe; 3, Noah ; 4, Henry; 5, 
Ruth; 6, i\Iary; 7, Joseph. 

vii. Rebecca, b. 22, 10, 1792; d. 19, i, 1871; m. William Tripp, of Dart- 
mouth, where they always lived. Had: I, Levina; 2, John; 3, Henry, 
viii. Hannah, b. 9, 2, 1797; d. — ; ni. Joseph Aiken, of South Dartmouth. 
Had: I, Susan; 2, Elihu; 3, Rhoda; 4, Joseph; 5, Eliza; 6, Julia; 
7, Hannah. 

ix. RnoDA, b. 15, 2, 1801; d. — ; m. James . Had: i, ; 2, 

Thomas; 3, Mary; 4, James. 
X. Lydia, b. 7, II, 1S04; d. — ; m. John Crapo, of Westport; no children. 

563. xi. Henry, b. 28, 5, 1806; d. — ; m. Ruby, dau. of Peleg and Charlotte 

.Shennan, of Dartmouth, and settled in Venice, Ohio. Had: i, Hum- 
phrey; 2, Henry; 3, William; 4, a daughter. 
xii. A}si!Y, b. 31, 12, 1807; d. — ; m. Eeonard P'reelove, of Fall River. 
Had: I, Abby E.; 2, Charles. 

564. xiii. CHARLE.S, b. 4, II, 1809; d. — ; m. Lydia, dau. of Peleg and Charlotte 

Sheavman, of rjartmouth, where they settled. Had: I, Eliza; 2,Susan. 
xiv. Poi.LY, b. 15, 5, iSii; d. — ; m. George Frcelove of Westport. Had: 
1, Richard; 2, Charles; 3, Maria. 

565. XX. Paul, b. 17, 3, 1813; d. — ; m. Lydia Shearman. Llad: l, Edward, d. 

at sea; 2, Maria, m. George G.Cook, of New Bedford; 3, Paul, m. !Mary, 
dau. of Robert Allan, of New Bedford, and has a son Robert Allan. 

Gov. Henry Howland Crapo, referred to above, passed 
i'.is early life on his father's farm in Dartmouth, attending 
ruul teachinf^ the district schools, etc. In 1832 he became 
a resident of New Bedford, where he was a valued citizen 
lor twenty-five years. For a part of the time he held a com- 
mission as colonel of militia. lie held the office of town 
and city clerk of New Bedford during fifteen 3'ears. He 
purchased a large tract of timber land in Michigan, and re- 
moved h's fiimily thither in 1857, settling at Flint. Tie en- 
gaged in the manufacture and sale of lumber at Flint, Fen- 
tonville, Holly, and Detroit, and by his enterprise and wise 
management his business became very extensive, and 
yielded him large returns. He was a prime mover in the 
construction of the Flint & Holly Railroad, and was presi- 


dent of that corporation until its consolidation with tlio FHv- 
& Pere Marquette Railwa}^ Company. lie served as mavc-: 
of Flint, and in 1862 was elected state senator from Gencs'.-c 
count}^ and took rank among the leading men in the Mid . 
igan senate. He was elected governor of Michigan on i<,~ 
Republican ticket in the year 1864, and held that ofilce four 
years. He died in Flint, July 23, 1869. The New Bedfori; 
Evening Standard, in an obituary and review of In's fonri.-r 
intimate relations v/ith that cit}'', said : *'No man connected • 

with our municipal concerns ever had to a greater exlc:* 
than Henry H. Crapo, the confidence of the people, liv 
was exact and methodical in all matters of record ; consci- 
entious and laboriousl}- persistent in the discharge of duty : 
clear in his methods and statements in all that appertaiiu-tl ;, 

to his official transactions." The Detroit Tribune closed it-- ^ 

obituary notice of him with the following tribute to his wortli : I 

*' In all the public positions he held, Governor Crapo showicl 1 

himself capable, discreet, vigilant, and industrious. . . • | 

Michigan never before had a governor who devoted as muc'a i 

personal attention and painstaking labor to her public dutii,-s | 

as he did. His industry was literally amazing." | 

Henry Ilowland Crapo, b. in Dartmouth, 24, 5, 1804; m. in that town, 9, = , J 
1S25, Mary Ann, dau. of Williams 6 (Pcleg,5 Peleg,4 releg,3 Giles,= Anthony i) S' .•■• % 
cum, of that town, and wife Ann, dau. of Benjamin and Mary (Almy) Chase, oi | 
rortsmouth, R. I. They had ch.: i. Mary A., b. 6, il, 1827; m. Rev. John (H- | 
rell, and had : i, Mary F., b. 1S58; 2, Esther M., b. i860; 3, John W., b. 1861 ; A^ | 
Lucy C, b. 1863; 5, Elizabeth F., b. 1865; 6, William C, b. 1 868. 2. William ^V., | 
b. 16, 5, 1830; m. Sarah A., dau. of George and Serena (Davis) Tappan, and ha<^: | 
I, Henry Howland, b. 31, i, 1S62; 2, George Tappan, b. 16, 3, 1864; 3, Stan for 1 f 
Tappan, b, 13, 6, 1865; 4, Anna Almy, b. 10, 11, 1866. 3. Rebecca F., b. 26, 3. | 
1833; m. William C. Durant, and had: i, Rebecca C, b. 1857; 2, William C, b- } 
1861. 4. Sarah Bush, b. 14, i, 1835; m. Alphonso Ross, and had: I, Mary C, b. | 
1861; 2, Sarah C, b. 1867. 5. Lucy A., b. 8, li, 1836; m. Humphrey I L H. C. a 
Smith,* and had: i, Henrietta C, b. 1S62; 2, Crapo C, b. 1S68. 6. Rhoda ^^., h- " f 
29, 7, 183S; m. Dr. James C. Wilson, and had George C, b. 28, 3, 1S71, 7. Hen- | 
rietta P., b. 19, 7, 1840; m. Ferris F. Plyatt. 8. Lydia S., b. 19, 6, 1S43; "^^'^^ | 
married. 9. Emma E. C, b. i, G, 1845; m. Harlan P. Christy, and had : I, Berth.''. j 
b. 1869; 2, James C, b. 1874; 3, Minnie C, b. 1876. 10. Wilhelmina Helena, b. | 
. I 

*The Slocuin Genealogy has much in regard to the Smiths of Dartmouth. ;^ 


' . •!. 1S491 '" ^<^^^' I^edford; rn. 15, 3, 1S76, Charles Warren, Sdii of Gov. John II. 
.i:A Sarali P. (Allen)* ChfTorJ, of that cily. 

Hon. Willia:m Wallace C.RAro, son of Henry Ilowland 
C'rapo, is not onl}^ of Hov/land ancestr}', but has been so 
I losely identified with the business and political interests of 
scores whose names appear on these pages, that the writer 
places this sketch of him here, and does it without consultinfr 
him. He was born in New Bedford, educated in the pub- 
lic schools, at Phillips Academy, Andover, and ?.'. Yale 
College, where he was graduated in the class of 1852, and 
vvlience he received the degree of ll. d. in 1882. He 
.studied law at the Dane law school, Cambridge, and in the 
olllce of Hon. John H. Clifford, of New J3edford. He was 
admitted to the bar in February, 1855, and the following- 
April ^vas chosen solicitor of the city of New Bedford, an 
t.Oice which he held for twelve j'ears. In 1856 he began 
.'in active political career by making speeches in southeast- 
ern Massachusetts in the interest of John C. Fremont and 
William L. Dayton, the first Republican candidates for 
president and vice-president of the United States, and that 
autumn he was elected a representative from New Bedford 
to the INIassachusetts legislature. He was married in New 
Bedford, January 22, 1857, by Rev. John Weiss, Unitarian, 
to Sarah A., daughter of George and Serena (Davis) 
l'aj)pan. He was elected representative to the fortj^-fourth 
United States Conc{ress from the first JMassachusetts dis- 
t^nct, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Hon. James 
Bufilnton ; was elected to the fort3'-fifth Congress, and 
••^en-ed as a member of the committee on foreign affairs ; 
^vas elected to the fortj'-sixth Congress, and served on the 
Committee on banking and currenc}" ; and in November, 1880, 
'•e was elected to the forty-seventh Congress by his usual 
''irge majorit}'. He has also held various positions of honor 
iiJ'»d ti-ust in New Bedford, where he resides, includino- that 
<'« president of tlie Mechanics' National Bank. He was cho- 

'•'■<c foot-nolc to slcclch of George liowbiid, Jr. (son of 451.) 


sen president of the Massachusetts Republican convention, 
held September 21, 1881, and he has been named prom- 
inently as a candidate for governor of the state. Mr, 
Crapo is a man of sound judgment, which accounts for his 
success. He holds advanced views on civil service refornv t 

and his political instincts are liberal and progressive. Mr. 
Crapo's son Henry Howland is a graduate of Harvard, and 
Sanford T. is in Yale, class of ^S6. 

186. Jethro,^ {P7-incc^^ Stephen,'^ Henry ^ Zoeth^ Hen- 
ry ^"^^ born 15, 10, 1769, at Westport Point; m. in 1820, Re- 
becca, dau. of and Elizabeth Lawrence, who was the 

widow of Jethro's brother Zoeth- Children : 

566. i. William P., b. 19, 6, 1821, in Westport. 

ii. Elizabeth, b. 1824; m. Alexander Hicks, of New Bedford. 


186. Capt. Zoeth, ^ {Prince,^ Stef'hen,'^ Hen7y,'^ Zocili,- 
Henry^') b. 3, i, 1777, at Westport Point; m. ist, 22, 11, 
1801, Louisa Potter, widow of — ■ — Brightman, of West- 
port; m. 2d, Elizabeth Lawrence, of Westport, who after 
his death married his brother Jcthro. Zoeth lived at West- 
port Point, was a cooper, and went several voyages as such 
in whaleships from New Bedford. At one time he owned 
in a vessel in which he was engaged in the Nantucket Shoals 
codfisheiy. He was a stirring business man. Children : 

i. Patience, b. — ; d. — ; m. Gideon Sowle, and had: i. Gideon, b. — ; 
lost at sea in bark Theophilus Chase of Westport, which was never 
heard from after she sailed. 2. Zoeth, b. — ; living in 1885 near Ad- 
amsville, R. I., and has several children. 3. James H., b. — ; ni. 
Betsey, dnu. of Warren Dyer, of Westport, has several children, and 
lived between Adamsville, R. L, and Westport Harbor, in 1SS5; he 

is a cai-pentcr. 4. Lovisa, b. — ; d. — ; m. Mason. 5. Jethro, 

b. — : d. — . 

ii. Ruth, b. 4, 2, 1804; d. 25, 12, 1844; m. 10, 9, 1S29, Nathaniel, son of 
Barnabas and Mercy (Kecnc) Shepherd. Nathaniel was born in 



Dartmouth, 21, 2, 1795, ?nd vas for many years a '.vatch and clock 
maker in New Bedford, where he died 28, 10, 1SS2. They had ch.: 
I. Philip Ilowland, b. 13, 5, 1S30; m. Kate Keith, and had: J, Carrie 
1 lowland; 2, Nathaniel Thompson; 3, Charles Stephen. 2. Pclcg 
Feckham, b. 25, 10, 1S31 ; m. Mary Scott, of Illinois, and had a dan. 
3. Stephen Rowland, b. 3. 12, 1S33; m. ist, Comfort S. Wilbur, of 
Little Compton, R. I., and had: I, Clara W., b. 18, 2, 1858, d. 20, 3, 
1880. He m. 2d, Nellie F. Ripner, of New Bedford, and had : 2, Ruth 
Ellen, b. i, 2, 18G0, m. William Ilowland Jennings, of New Bedford; 
3, Edith Morgan, b. 29, i, 1863. Stephen Ilowland Shepherd has 
always lived in New Bedford, and has held a responsible position on 
the Evening Standard for many years. He is a prominent member of 
the Pleasant Street M. E. church, an active officer of the Y, M. C. A., 
and a member of the municipal school committee. He was two years 
a member of the common council. 4. Mary Whelden, b. 29, 8, 1835; 
rn. 26, II, 1878, Reuben Y\'eeks. 5. John, b. 29, 11, 1837: d. l, 11, 
1 838. 6. Seranla, b. iS, 10, 1839; d. 5, 9, 1S41, 
567. iii. ZoETH, b. — ; m. Peace Lav/ton ; lived at Westport Point in 1SS5. 
Had: I, Ann Maria, m. and lives in Fall River; 2, Eliza. 

186. JoHN,^ (^Prince, ^ Sfcfhen^^ Henry ^ Zocthf Jlcn- 
n',^) born 15, 3, 1784, in Westport; m. Hannah Davenport. 
He lived in Westport; was a cooper by trade. For a time 
he was engaged vvith his brother Jethro in the Nantuc]<.et 
Shoals codfisher}^. His children were all dead in 18S5, 
except Jethro. Children; 

568. i. William, b. — . 

569. ij. Jethro, b. i, ii, 1S12. 

570. iii. John Avery, b. — ; d. young. 

571. iv. Noah (or Uriah,) b. — . 

v. A daughter, b. — . 


187. Neiirmiah,^ {Stcfhcn,^ Stephen,'^ Ilcujy,^ Zocth^ 
Jlcury,^) born 6, 4, 1789, in Dutchess co., N. Y. Cliil- 
drcn, not in order of birth : 

572. i. Stephen, b. — ; d. — . 
ii. Fran'cis, b. — ; d. — . 


573. iii. William, b. — ; 111. in 1S46, Lucy M. Slonc, and had: i, Aihl',; , 
George W. In 1S56, William war, collector of customs at Sa..,.. ; 
Harl)or, N. Y. 
iv. Jane, b. — ; d. — . 
V. Tolly, b. — ; d. — . 

/ 187. Stephen,^ {Stcfhcn,^ Stcfhcn,'^ ITcvry,^ Zoclh:- 
Hcnry^^ bom 29, 5, 1793, in Dutchess co., N. Y. ; m. 7. 
II, 18/2, Susan jMcOmber, b. 12, 8, 1789, d. 8, 7, 1879, =•- 
the residence of her son, Amasa J., Sandy Hill, N. ^*. 
Their children were all born in Galway, N. Y., on the olv'; 
homestead. Susan was the daughter of Godfrey McOmbc;-, 
of Scotch descent. They remained upon the old farm unit: 
1844, when they moved to Sandy Hill, Washington co., N 
Y., and Stephen, with his sons, built on Baker's Falls th- 
first paper-mill in that part of the state. In 1852 he gave 
up the business, which has since been conducted by his de- 
scendants. He died in 1862, at the residence of his son 
Gardner, at ISloreau, N. Y. He was an industrious, enter- 
prising, successful manufacturer, commanding the respcc! 
and esteem of all who knew him. Of his sons, Gardner 
continued in the business for several years, and tlien moMH; 
to California ; Enos and David remained in tlie businer-.- 
until they died ; Amasa J. was at the head of the firm (Honn- 
land & Co.) in iPj5, and had associated with him his son 
James E., and nephews Lansing ]\r. Howland and John lb 
Derby. Children : 

574. i. David, b. 7, 4, 1S14; d. 9th mo., 1S3S; m. 13, 10, 1S3G, Mary GriiV;!^ 
lie v.'as a prominent minister in the Societ)' of Friends before th-. 
withdrawal of the Ilicksite faction. They had a daughter, wlio i"'- 
Marvin A. Eddy, of Williamson, Wayne co., N. Y., and had four son> : 
I, Charles, b. 9th mo., iS6i, m. in 18S2; 2, William Stuart, b. 2d mo., 
1S6S; 3, Marvin Allyn, b. 12th mo., 1S70; 4, Joseph David, b. 7'.!' 
mo., 1878. Tlie family was hving at Maccdon, N. Y., in 18S4. 
ii. Amanda, b. 7, 9, 1S15; m. 26, 2, 1S47, Strpheu Voce. Had: i.. Jaiut* 
Summer; 2, Susan Jane. They were living in Farmiiigton; N. Y., ii' 


.;j. iii. Gakdnkk, 1). I, 8, 1S17; in. 11, 9, 1S39, I'Jizabcfii roid. Had: I, E. 
Orville, who is a clcrg}'!-nan; 2, Charles, proprietor of the Arlin{;toii 
House, Ocean Grove, N. J.; 3, Wilham, Uving with his father in Los 
Angeles, Cal.; 4, Frederick, a nurseryman in the same place, and 
married; 5, George, teaching school in California in 1SS5; 6, MelHc, 
ni., and living in California in 1SS5; 7, Annie. 

•.7;.. iv. Ends, b. 20, 7, 1819; d. 24, 3, 1S77; m, Susan :\Iurphy. Had: i. 
Helena. 2. Lansing M., b. 19, 8, 1850; m. 25, 12, 1S71, Hannah C. 
Odell, and had dau. Cornelia, who died in infancy. 3. Stephen. 4. 
Clarence. 5. Charles, 6. Anna. 7. Mary. 

577. V. JosKi'iij b. S, 6, 1821; d. 31, 3, 1S31. 

vi. J.\NE F., b. 27, 7, 1823; d. 28, 7, 1S71; m. 25, i, iS.;4, George Derby. 

Had a son John H., b. 20, 6, 1845; "i- i^Iargaret , of Meadvillc, 

I'enn., and had : I, Archibald S.; 2, Anna Louise. 
vii, I\Iakv B., b. 24, 6, 1S25; d. 21, 4, 1S74; m. Jith mo., 1S65, Horace 
Doublcday; no children. 

57S. viii. Amasa J., b. 29, 6, 1S27. 

579. ix. Philu- si., b. 5, 5, 1S29. 

X. Deborah A., b. 2, 2, 1831; m. Guy Clark. Had: i, Charles; 2, Ed- 
ward, in. 28, 12, 1859, Elizabeth Cornell; 3, Guy ; 4, Genevieve; 5, 
Edith; 6, Minnie; 7, Frank; 8, Lizzie. 

5S0. xi. Edmuni/ S., b. 3, 4, 1S33. He is married, has two or three children, 
and in 18S4 was living in Eatavia, Kane co., 111. 

187. Amos,*^ {Stepicn,^ Stephen,'' Henry, ^ Zocth^' Hen- 
ry}) born 8, 3, 179S, in Washington, Dutchess co., N. Y. ; 
d. 18, 7, 1850, in Galway, N. Y. ; m. t, i, 1818, Nanc}' C. 
Fo.v, of the Latter place, b. 12, 7, 1795, d. 28, 7, 1839. ^^-^ 
v.'as a clothier, and carried on the ])usiness in Galway, N. 
v., until 1830, when he moved to Springport, N. Y., at 
v.-hich place he died. Children : 

5^1- i. Chaklks W., b. iS, 2, 1S19; d. 13, 2, 1S22. 

ii. Louisa M., b. 18, 2, 1819; ni. in 1859, Hon. \Villiam C. Pratt, at Sac- 
ramento, Cal.; no children; living in Englewood, N. J., in 1SS4. 
582. iii. William Hlnry, b. 16, 5, 1822. 
iv. IL\NXAirK., b.'i6, 9, 1823. 

V. Mary Ann% b. 14, 10, 1S24; m. Lorenzo IL . They live in Indi- 
vi. TuANKruL C, b. i3, 7, 1S25; d. 7, 12, 18.14. 
5S3. vii. Natjian C, b. 11, 8, 1827. Lived at Springport, N. Y., in 1SS5. 

viii. riiOE J., b. 10, 8, 1S29; m. Lytic. Lived in Vpsilanti, Mich., in 



5^:4. ix. Stkphen W.^b. 20, 5, 1S31; m. Elizahetli Ilovey, pf Cnyuc^a c 

siifcr of bis brother William's wife. 
5S5. X. IIiRAM v., b. 5, I, 1S34. Lived at Felt's T\iills, N. Y., in iSS^ 
xi. lloxv C, b. II, 2, 1836. 

188. William, 6 {uVic/w/as,^ Samuel," Nicholas,^ Zvcth,^ 
Henry,^^ born i, 2, 1772, in D<ntmouth ; m. 6th mo., 179:. 
Diana Smith, of Dartmouth. They moved to Saratoga, N. 
Y., where he was a liatter, living there until his death in 
1832. He learned liis trade in Westport, and carried on tlic 
business for a time at vSmith Mills, Dartmouth. Cliildrcn : 

5S6. i. Tuo.MAS, b. 20, 4, 1797; m. Amy Mott, of Saratoga, N. Y, Had: i. 
Edwin; never married. 2. William; never married. 3. Laura, n^. 
1st, Cromwell Washburn, who was accidentally shot and killed in 

Davenport, Iowa; m. 2d, Spraker. 4. Amy Amanda ; m. Wil- 

lett L. Carroll, an architect; hving at 10S6 Harrison street, Chic.i;^o, 

111., in 1SS5. 5. ; m. Rouse. 6. Amelia; m. While. 

Thomas, the father, settled in Northumberland, N. Y.; was a farnuf, 
hat inanufacturcr, land surveyor, and at one time town clerk; also 
a member of the state legislature. 
ii. Dorcas, b. 28, 6, iSoo; d. 25, i, 1S40; m. 22, 9, 1S22, Allen Si.-son, 
who died in Michigan, 9, 8, 1S76. 

587. iii. Bexjamin, b. 12, 8, 1803; d. — , unm.arried. 

5SS. iv. Jonathan, b. 22, 2, 1S06; m. ist, Jane Rouse; m. 2d, Kate Lain;;. 
He had: l. Smith. 2. Frank G., b. at Schuylersvillc, N. Y., an>i 
soon moved with his parents to Saratoga Springs. After leavin;.^ 
school he Avas clerk for a time for a grocer, later was clerk in a bank 
at Saratoga, and in 1SS5 was paying teller of the Commercial Nation.i: 
Bank of Chicago. Jonathan lived for a time in Schuylersvillc, an-i 
in 1S85 was proprietor of a hotel at Saratoga Springs. <i 

589. V. William, b. 11, 2, 1808, in Dartmouth. 

590. vi. Smith, b. 12, 9, 1S09; d. 12, 12, 1S62; m. Julia . Had: i, Alice; 

2, William; 3, Edward; 4, Hattie. He was for many years a proi- 

perous farmer in Elkhart, Ind. 
vii. AlM'NA, b. 26, S, 1812; d. 5, 5, 1829, unmarried, 
viii. F.i.LENCR A., b. 7, 4, 1815; m. ist, Rev. Charles Harding; m. 2J, H- 

D. Olmstead. She hud: I, Almira; 2, Charles; 3, Judson; .\, Smith. 

The family resided in Ottawa, 111., in 1S85, where the father and son.* 

were extensiAC landholders and farmers. 

591. be. RruBEN, b. 12,3, iSiS; m. 1st, Amy Packard; m. 2d, Lydia Barker. 

He and his son Charles W. were living in New Bedford in l8Sj. 


iS8. Reuben,^ (A7c/.'o/as,^ SainucU'' Nicholas^ Zocth? 
//tv.TV,') born ii, ii, 1774, in Dartmouth; m. IMargai'et 
.'^poDiier, of Aciishnet, \vho died Oct. 1867. They lived 
.md died in Dartmouth, where he conducted the business of 
biacksmith. Children, not in order of birth : 

-'fi. j. Joseph, b. — ; d. — , umnanied. He fell from a haymow, and lived but 
a year afterward. 
ii. Sak.vh, b. — ; m. Charles Esmon. 
iii. HErsEJiAH, b. — ; m. Nathan Buck. 
503. iv. Abner, b. 17, II, 1805; m. 27, 12, 1S31, Maria Clute. Had daughter 
Amelia W., b. 15, 11, 1834, who m. 18, I, 1S60, Cephas Stephens. 
Abner is in the blacksmithing business at Hyde Park. 
594. V. CoKTL.\Nr>, b. — . 

vi. Abigail, b. — ; m. Daniel Meader. 

vii. Nancy, b. — ; m. George W. Meader, brother of above Daniel. 
i.()y viii. Charles, b. — ; ra. Lydia Meader, sister of Daniel and George. 
596. L\. Jekome, b. — ; m. Lucy Clute. 
X. DiAN.V, b. — ; d. — . 
xi. Ann Maria, b. — . 

Two others, who died unmarried. 

189. George,^ {Sanwel,'^ Samuel,,'^ Nicholas^^ Zocth^ 
Henry ^^ born about 1752 ; m. Mary Warner, of North 
Scituate, R. I. He moved to Lisbon, N. H., about 17S3. 
He was a whaleman in his younger days, sailing with some 
of the Ilowlands of New Bedford. He settled in a place 
called Sugar Hill, in the town of Lisbon, which neighbor- 
hood, one of his descendants writes, *' was soon afterwards 
lined with Howlands." It was named Sugar Hill by Mr. 
Howlaiid, on account of the large number of sugar maples 
there. He died 10, 9, 1835, agecl 83, so his grandson says. 
Mary died 29, 3, 1845, aged 94. George and all his sons 
'•'■•-Tc farmers. He erected the second house which was 
L^uiU at Sugar Hill, and which is now^ standing. Children : 

597- i. Jeremy, b. 30, i_', 1778; d. 27, 10, 1S39. 


59S. ii. Stei'HKX, b. — ; m. PoUy I'arker. Had: i, Rhoda; 2, Jeremy; ^ 

Sally; 4, Martlin; 5, I'hebe; 6, Mary; 7, Stcplicn; 8, Samuel; 9, '■ 

Isaac; 10, Parker; 11, SaLin. 

599. iii. John, b. — ; m. Abigail Stone. Had: i, George; 2, Tabitha; 3, ILin- ^ 

nah; 4, llenjamin; 5, Belinda; 6, Emily; 7, Nelson; 8, Gcor;;;;. % 

6co. iv. Daniel, b. — ; m. Betsey Stone. Had: i, Caleb; 2, Sally; 3, Wiiliam; | 

4, I^Iary; 5, Havens; 6, :; 7, Horace. ^ 

601. V. Benjamin, b. — ; m. Dorcas Spooner. Had: l, Babbins; 2, Cyrus; j, ■; 

Lydia; 4, Squire; 5, Briscilla; 6, Brescott; 7, John; 8, Moody. ^ 

vi. Sally, b. — ; m. Solomon Cole. j. 

vii.. Lyi>l\, b. — ; m. Asa B. Cole. | 

viii. RiiODA, b. — ; m. ist, Thompson; m. 2d, Applebcc. | 

189. Solomon,^ {Samuel,^ Samuel,'^ Nkholas,^ Zocth,^ 
Henry, ^) born 8, 8, 1765 ; m. Fanny, dan. of Pontius and 
Contentment (Palmer) Wooley, b. 5, 6, 1769, in Washing- 
ton, N. Y., where she died 25, 9, 1825. He was a farmer 
in Washington, N. Y., where they always lived, and where 
he died, 16, 11, 181 2. Children: 

602. i. Daniel, b. 22, 6, 17SS. 

ii, Phebe, b. 8, 8, 1790; d. 1S30, unmarried. 
iii. Tenta, b. 27, 4, 1793; d. 1839, unmarried. 

603. iv. Pontius, b. 1795; d. 1862; "no heirs." 
V. Ruth, b. 4, i, 179S; d. 6, 10, 1825. 

vi. Cata, b. 22, 6, 1800; d. 21, I, iS65; m. in iSiS, Abraham Allen,* 
and had nine children, only three of whom were li\ing in 1SS5, cs 
follows : I. Martha A., b. 18, I, 1S30 ; m. George N. Dakin, M. D.,t 
and has two children living: i, Norman George, b. 2, 11, i£6i; :, 
Alfred Merritt, b. 29, li, 1S65. 2. Sarah A., b. 2, 3, 1S36. 3. 

♦They moved from Dutchess co., N. Y., in 1819, and settled in Clinton co., Ohio. Thl*. was a 
long, tedious journey in those days, and one writes: " I was just old enough to go out and look at 
their wagon covered over with canvas, and also remember that they had a very fnt horse. . . • 
I remember, too, the bag of money their father put in a closet over night." They had the roujti 
experiences of pioneer life. They were Friends of strong abolition principles, and they often en- 
tertained the i.cgro on hii way u)) the Ohio, seeking liberty from bondage. For this their house was 
often searched, and they were greatly persecuted. Through all this, and the rearing of her children, 
Cata m.anifestcd a great deal of courage, humanity, and Christian zeal. In their mid-forest home 
they cheerfully cnLirtained such persons as Fred. Douglass, Parker Pillsburj-, Lucretia Mott, Oliver 
Johnson, Dr. Bailey, S:c. 

1 Dr. Dakin W.-1S born in Ohio ill 1S27; was educated in the public schools and in Vaynesviilc 
Academy, Ohio: at 19 began the study of medicine, and in 1050 graduated from the Erh.ciic .Mci-i- 
cal Institute of Cincinnati. He has practised medicine and surgery in Princeton, HI;, afterv,-3rt.s la 
Tonica, in the same slate, and lias been for many years in La Porte, Ind., where he is a proimncMt 
citizen. He has reached the sad degree in Masonry, and was an active abolitionist. 


Jacob, b. 17, T, 1839. Sarah Allen ni. 1st, 31, 12, 1857, Charles Oren, 
and bad: 1, Horace, b. 3, 7., 1859, who was in 18S5 a lawyer in 
Sauk Ste. Marie, Mich. ; 2, Charles Butler, who died young ; 3, Cata, b. 
iS, 8, 1 861. Capt. Oren did good service in the late war, and was 
shot by a confederate picket at Petersburg, Va., leaving his wife with 
the care and responsibility of the family upon her, which she bore 
with wonderful resolution and fortitude. She sold the homestead and 
taught for a time in Antioch College, Ohio, where she had been a 
pupil. April 1st, 1873, she was elected state hbrarian at the Ohio 
State House. The duties were " the proper care of the State House 
with all its furniture and appendages, also of the grounds, fences, 
trees, and all the appurtenances belonging to the State House square." 
This arduous duty she filled with great acceptance for two years. Her 
reports are models of completeness. A Democratic legislature super- 
seded her. She then taught for three years in Perdue University, (the 
state agricultural college,) when she was persuaded to resign by 
Wesley Haynes, to whom she was married, 18, 9, 187S. 
vii. Tanny W., b. 23, 7, 1802; d. 27, 2, 1844. 
tat.viii. Solomon, b. 4th mo., 1804; living in 1884. 
be. EiXY H., b. 27, 8, 1807; d. 22, 6, 1S84. 

J 93; Dr. John M.,^ {Daniel,^ SamncW^ Nicholas,^ Zo- 
<■■'/},- Jlcnry,^) born 22, 12, 1792, at Fell's Point, Baltimore ; 
Jn. 30, II, 18 1 6, Maria Hewett Livingston, b. 12, 12, 1797, 
at liladensburo-, Md. Her father was a native of Edin- 
I'ljrgh, Scotland, and was educated at the university there 
iV-r a Presbyterian minister. He came to this country at the 
'-''1,^ of 21, and lived successively at Bladensburg, Md., 
I-Vedcricksburg and Alexandria, Va., and Baltimore, Md., 
\\hcre he passed the latter days of his life. He became a 
(j^iaker and an acceptable minister of that denomination, 
."irul for many years prepared 3^oung men for college. He 
tnan-icd a widow Lile, of Washington, D. C. John M. 
*vus a ph3-sician of high standing in Baltimore for many 
y«-ars, and subsequently was a minister in the M. E. church 
'ii the Ohio conference. He died at Brookvillc, Ind., 11, 
i. 1858. Children: 

<*5- i- J'Jii.N Danucl, b. 29, 4, 1818; d. 5, 12, 1877; m. 1st, in 1S45, Martha 
Galion, of Brookvillc, Ind.; m. 2d, l, 9, 1856, Desdtmona Harrison, 


a native of Indianapolis, Ind. He went to Indiana, became a ]:,■,. 
yer, and had an excellent practice in Brookville. During the h'.ui 
part of his life he lived at Indianapolis, \\here he was twelve yc^n 
clerk of a U. S. court, and where he died in 1877 of apoplt-iv. 
'riicy had: i. Louis, b. 13, 6, 1857, who is a lawyer, ])ractisiri;; n 
Indianapolis, where he resides. ?Ie was a graduate of Vale, clr,.-;s •, f 
'78, and is editor and publisher of The Freeman, a weekly pu!)li a. 
tion in the interest of civil service and tarifi' reform. 2. Cartijinv, ' 
;^o, 3, 1859. 3. Hewitt, b. 8, 10, 1S63. 
ii. ViRCHNiA, b. — ; unmarried, 
.iii. Martha, b. — ; m. Dr. John Moody, and Lad cli. John and 1-rank I., 
iv. CoRNF.LiA, b. — ; m. Dr. Daniel Dutton, and had: i, Albert; 2, l.i. 
ward; 3, jNIary; 4, Rowland; 5, Livingston. 
606. V. J\iMES C, b. — , in Baltimore, where he died of brain fever in boyhooi!. 
vi. RKr.FXCA, b. — ; d. — , unmarried. 

vii. Livingston, b. — . He is a lawyer, and was for many years jui'ge o( 
the court of conmiou pleas in Indianapolis, where he resided in iSS;. 
viii. James C, b. — . He is a dentist in Indianapolis, where he resided in 

199. RoDOLPiius,^ (Daniel,^ Daniel ^'^ Nicholas^ Zoclh I' 
He7iry^) born 5, 11, 1805, in Dartmouth; m. Margarel S. 
Barker. Was -a farmer, and always lived in Dartinoiitb. 
Children : 

607. i. Lfat L., b. 18, 10, 1825; d. 5, 5, 1881 ; m. l8, 8, 1S50, Susan B. Cilc 

of Illinois. 
ii. Elizabeth S., b. 13,4, 1S2S; d. 29, 11, 1S60; m. 19, 7, 1S49, lluni- 

phrey S. Kirby. 
60S. iii. Ai.UEN B., b. 2, lo, 1830; d. 6, 4, 1859; m. 25, 9, 1855, Mary B. Pierce. 

609. iv. George II., b. 6, 12, 1833; d. 14, 5, 1855. 
V. Hetty Ann, b. 13, 12, 1S35; d. 3, 9, 1839. 

610. vi. John W., b. — , in Dartmouth. 

200. Capt. Paul,*' {Gideon,^ Benjamin,'' NicJwIas;' 7.0- 
eihi^ Henry ^') born 23, 8, 1778, in Dartmouth ; m. ist, i, .3» 
1809, S_ylvia, dau. of Collins and Hannah Smith, d. iS, ii» 
1837 ; m. 2d, Lydia, dau. of James :ind Phebe Tucker. 
Both wives were of Dartmouth. He Avas a successful whal- 
ing master. His latter years were passed in New Bedford, 


.here he was liigh!}'- respected. His residence was on the 
•.,'hcast corner of Union and Eighth streets. Children • 

i. Svi.VlA, 1). 26, I, iSlo; d. — . 
ii. PaFiiK G., b. 20, 3, 1822; unmarried. 
' !i. ill. James C, b. 12, 8, 1S24; m. 25, 7, 1S55, Abby G. DiUton, in Rochester, 
N. V. Had: I, Carrie D., b. 27, 8, 1857, in New Bedford, and died 
there 14, 4, 1S60; 2, Katherine E., b. 29, 6, 1S60, in Rochester, N. Y. 
'ITiey lived at Perry, N. Y., in 1SS5. 
t ;,-•. iv. Georgk G., b. 2J, 2, 1827; d. 8, 6, 1S39, and was buried at Appone- 
ganselt' meeting-house. 
V. Elizabeth, b. 18, 5, 1S29; d. 27, 10, 1S56, unmarried; buried at Ap- 

vi. Safl,\ii j., b. 4, 2, 1S32; m. 31, 3, 1S53, Charles, son of Wilham C. and 
Hannah Tuber, of New Bedford. Charles has always resided in New 
Bedford, where he has been for many years the bead of the firm of 
Charles Taber & Co. 
vii. Catiiakine, b. 18, 9, 1835. 
<'i3. viii. EzKA, b. 16, 12, 1839. 
014. ix. George, b. 8, 6, 1840. 

201. HuiMPiiREY,'' (Bci?/a?i?.n;,^ Benjamin.!^ Nicholas^^ 
Zvclh^ Henry ^^ born i6, 9, 1780, in Dartmouth; m. loth 
mo., 1810, Sarah T., dau. of Jesse Field, of Croton, \Vest- 
cliester co., N. Y. He went from Dartmouth in 1792 
vvith his father's family, which remained for a while in 
S.:'ratoga co., N. Y. ; but his father not being satisfied with 
the land, pushed on to Genesee co. in 179S. Snow was on 
the ground, and the family was conveyed in a sleigh drawn 
'\v horses, while the household effects were in one drawn 
hy oxen. They drove at the same time a herd of cattle and 
a flock of sheep, and were about two weeks on the journey, 
which can be traveled now in twenty-four hours. Ilum- 
P'lrey, being unsatisfied with the routine of farm life, early 
purchased the proper implements and became a surveyor. 
iM this newly settled country he had constant and remuner- 
ative employment. As soon as he commenced to accurau- 
hUc, lie invested in tracts of real estate, which subsequentl}" 
became the most fertile and valuable in the state. In this 


way he became possessed of large and valuable estalrs. "; 
1810 he built an imposing dwelling-house in Ledyard, X. 1 
equaled in elegance by but few west of Utica in tlic >• • 
It was standing in 1884. lie was a member of the k-,;- 
ture in 1812, from Cayuga co. He visited the West In^;:- 
Europe, and other localities. He was a leading and c\c::;. 
plary member of the Friends' society, and throughout th.:' 
section of the state was known as a man of great indust: •. . 
sagacit}^ benevolence and practical ])iet3^, and tlie wa;: 
friend of the poor and needy of every lineage, complex; ; 
and creed. He died in Ledyard, 13, 12, 1862. Children: 

i. PnEEK Jane, b. 2, 4, 1S13; d. 2d ipo., 1S73; m. 21, 9, 1S31, Augus;-.. 

son of George (451) and Susari Howland, of New Bedford. 
ii. Mary S., b. 27, 10, 1S15; m. 23, S, 1S38, John J. Thomas.* Had; 1, 
Catharine, b. 27, 6, 1839, d. 9th mo., 1S41; 2, Louisa, b. 27, 4, iJ-4i, 
m. in 1872, Rev. Albert Frankhu Lyle; 3, Henry, b. 6, 5, 1843,/!. «, 
4, X849; 4, William Rowland, b. 1S47, d. 1S51; 5, Caroline, b. 2(., ;, 
1850; 6, Emily, b. 21, 11, 1853; 7, Elizabeth Kovvland, b. 29, 11, iSy 
615. iii. William Pknn, b, 15, 7, 1824; m. 6lh mo., i860, Cornelia Hine. li? 
was at one time a government officer on the frontier. 

201. Slocum,^ {Benjamin,^ Benjamin^'^ KicJwlas? Z.- 
cth^ Henry ^) born 20, 9, 1794, in Saratoga co., N. Y. ; m. 
27, 9, 1821, Hannah Tallcot,| b. 15, 9, 1796, in Dutclu-.v- 
CO., N. Y., d. 27, 9, 1867. He settled in Sherwood, C:.- 
yuga CO., N. Y., in 1819, where he was engaged in activ-j 
mercantile pursuits until his death there, 21, 6, 1881. Ih 
was a friend to all measures of reform, especially to t'm: 

*Mi. Thomas, son of David, was born in Cayuga co., N. Y., in 1810, and received but a )iniit<-5 
education. At 17 he commenced the study of botanj', horticulture, and natural science, and M l^c 
age of 21 was assistant editor of the Genesee Farmer. He has been associate editor of the CouniiV 
Gentleman since its origin in 1852. His Fruit Culturist and Rural Affairs are well known to tV^c 
public. He was a successful nurseryman thirty years, and was one of the founders, and for a nu:^'- 
ber of its first years the president of the Western New York Horticultural Society. He was a!-o 
one of the founders and pronnincnt in the management of the Oakwood Seminary, in New York st.ilt. 

f Hannah was the daughter of Joseph and Sarah Tallcot, and had brothers Riciiard (who was a 
merchant in CayuiTa co.) and Daniel, and a sister Phebe v.ho was an approved minister of the 
Friends' society. Joseph and his family came from Dutchess co. in 1S07, and settled near tl c Ho«'- 
lands. He was a most useful citizen, was greatly interested in the welfare of the young, and pu-*- 
lished the "Child's Companion," and subsequently the " Friendly Visitant" and "The Acorn." 





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.I'Uislaveiy cause, which he was one of the earliest to es- 
nnisc. His house was always a home for workers in tliat 
cause, and open to slaves on their way to Canada. He also 
Uirnished largely of his means for the support of tlie cause 
when it had but few friends. It is said that he never failed 
In attend the semi-weekly meetings of the Society of Friends, 
ilc had no taste for political office, but was induced to ac- 
cept a nomination as member of the New York state consti- 
uuional convention in 1846. His strong outspoken anti- 
>iavery sentiments caused his defeat at the polls. He was 
universally esteemed and held in great regard in Sherwood, 
where he lived and died. Children : 

616. i. U'lLUAM, b. 5, II, 1823, in Sherwood, N. Y. 

ii. Emily, b. 20, 11, 1S27, in Sherwood, N. Y., where she resided in 1SS5, 
on the old homestead. She was much interested in the emancipation 
and education of the colored race. She taught colored schools in the 
southern stales as soon as possible after the commencement of the 
Rebellion, and established such a school in Virginia. She is actively 
interested in all moral reforms. Her pen is a ready one, and the early 
histor)' of Friends in Cayuga co., N. Y., written by her, is of interest 
and value. In 18S5 she v.-as traveling in Europe with one of her 
brother William's children. 

617. iii. Benjamin, b. 25, 3, 1832; d. 26, 4, 1S82. 


-18. IciiAuoD,^* (^Isaac^^ Ahraham^'^ Abraham^ SamncI^ 
Ilcury,^) born 27, 4, 17S1 ; m. in 1803, Deborah Crocker, 
says Davis' Plymouth, which also gives Lemuel C, Isaac, 
Susan, Hannah, and Maria, mentioned below. Otis How- 
land, of Boston, sa3's his grandfather Ichabod was born 31, 
i^, 1781 ; d. 12, 2, 1833; m. 12, 6, 1806, Welthea Faxton, 
^' 29, I, 1787, d. 5, 2, 1840, and had Edwin, Ichabod, Ev- 
fline, and Mary C. Otis N. says his grandfather had a 
brother John (this would point to the above Ichabod) who 
iMuigrated from Salem to South America many 3'ears ago. 
Children : 

g've just what I have been able to procure in regard to Ichabod's family. There evidently i 
•''■>t in the arrangement of his children, but I have endeavored in vain to Icarn where. 


6i8. i. Isaac, 1), — ; m. Rath Nickeison and had daughter Dcljorah. 
ii. Maria, b. — ; m. Samuel Vaughn, 
iii. Susan B., h. — . 

iv. Hannah, b. i, ii, 1S05; in. Elkanah Finney. 
6iy. V. Lkmum, Crockkr, b. in iSoS? m. ist, in 1828, Hannah J. lUirt. H 

I. Lemuel C, b. 1S28; m. Charlotte Swift, and had Herbert !,.. : 
1856, who m. Elizabeth L. Manter, and had: i, Mary C; 2, VA- ,• 
W.; 3, Harry; 4, William C. 2. William. 3. Hannah. 4. Si:-,-.:- 
5. Isaac. Lemuel C. m. 2d, Ann M. Rich, of I'almouth. 
vi. Eveline, b. 6, i, iSoS; d. 15, 7, 1844; m. 12, 8, 1S27, Henry Ho..;-..; 
620. vii. Edwin, b. 27, i, i8ic; d. 8, 8, 1S64; ra. ist, 7ih mo., 1S45, -^lary A 

Rust; m. 2d, 6th mo., 1S57, Harriet F. Evans. 
62i.viii. ICHAi;oD. b. 17, 6, 1813; d. 23, 10, 1S71; m. 11, 11, 1845, ^laria W.. 
dan. of George l,ane, of Boston. Had: i. Edwin, b. 13, 2, 1S47, '"' 
Boston. 2. Otis N., b. 12, 4, 1849, in Boston; m. 5, 2, 1873, I i; ■••.■ 
E. Sands, and had: i, Edith Archer, b. 7, 8, 1875 ; 2, Herbert Wir<- 
low, b. 2, 10, 1S76, d. 2, 10, 1S77 ; 3, Mildred Russell, b. 23, 11, 1S7S; 
4, Edward Sands, b. 18, 12, 1883. 
L\. Mary C, b. 16, ii, 1815; d. 5, 9, 1824. 


218. John,'' (/saac,^ Ahra]iani\'' Abrahani,'^ Samuel^-' 
Henry ^') born in 17S4, ; d. 3, 8, 1841 ; m. ist, in 1S06, 
Nanc}'" Saunders ; m. 2d, in 1S19, Nancy Lncas. They 
always lived in Plymouth co. Children : 

622. i. Jo)iN, b. 10, 3, 1S21; m. in 1845, Mercy Jane Tinkham. Had: i,Ali-v, 

m. Barnes; 2, Sarah, n^.. Sears. 

ii. Sarah, b. 13,6, 1823; d. 15, 11, 1S49; m. John Whilncy. Had: i. 
Nancy; 2, I'atty; 3, Sarah. 

623. iii. Ai;r.'VH.\m, b. 17,6,1828; m. Caroline ^ aughn. Had: i, Walter; :, 

Clarence; 3, Edwin D.; 4, Emma. 

624. iv. Charles H., b. 15,3, 1836; m. ist, Betsey Morton; m. 2d, 30, 11, 

1869, Eunice Phinney. Had: i, Lucy; 2, Henry; 3, Deborah. IR' 
was a memlier of the Massachusetts legislature a numl:)er of sessioi:?. 
V. A son ; d. young. 


218. Calvin,^ {haac^^ Abraham, "" Ahraham^^ Samuc'^' 
Jlcnry^) born 12, 5, 1797 ; m. in 1816, Lydia Nickcrson. 
They I'ved and died in Pl3-mouth co. Children : 

625. i. Calvin, b. 1819; m. in 1S42, Susan T. Wood. Had: i. Cabin T., ''■ 
1S45, m. 1st, Leach, and had three childrt^n; 2, Emmcline, b 

HENRY Holland's descendants. 1S3 

I.S48; 3, Susan A., b. 1852, m. Leach, and had two children. 

Calvin m. 2d, Harriet A. Savory, and had : 4, Elmer, b. 1856; 5, Ilar- 
ri'-t, b. 1859; 6, Angeliae, b. 1S61. 

t :'j. v.. WiLT.iAM N., b. 1S22; m. Mary 15. Sowle. 

iii, Lydta N., b. 1825; m. Benjamin Whilmore. Had: I, Fanny; 2, Flor- 
ence; 3, Frederick. 

< .-7. iv. SAJifUEi., b. 1S27 ; was lost at sea; m. in i S50, ATartha A. Bnrtlett. Had : 
I, Fmma Corban, who ni. John P. Romaine, of Albany, N. Y.; 2, 
William N., who was lost at sea; 3, Ilcrljert, who ni. Ada Grey, of 

tzS. V. Frederick C, b. 1S29; m. in 1S54, Islary Jane Bartlett. Had: i, 
Frederick Clayton, m. Mrs. Mary A.Taylor, of Brockton; 2, Char- 
lotte Elizabeth, m. Charles Tribou; 3, Louis Bartlett, m. Helen Grey, 
of Plymouth; 4, Jennie AndrcM'S, ni. Albert Whitmurc, of Brockton ; 
5, Isaac Biontes; 6, Philip IMarston. 

(•29. vi. LsAAC, b. 1S33; m. Susan Nichols; no ch. He was lost at sea. 

vii. FiLANCis, b. 1837; m. Caroline E., dau. of Franklin E.Cobb. Had: 
I, Judith Clayton; 2, Edward F., m. Elizabeth A. Mahonc; 3, Arthur; 
4, Flora A., ra. William T. Eldridge; 5, George; 6, Carrie. 

f)30.viii, Charles H., b. 1S39; ni. Nancy G. L. Raymond. 
ix. Emmeline, b. — . 

2.?o. Perez, '"^ (I^crcz,^ ^"foscfli,^ Ahrahaiu,^ Samuel^ 
I'lury.}) born 21, 9, 1S05, in Hanson; \\\. 29, 6, 182S, Me- 
hiiabie N.^ (Luther,^ Robert,^ Robert," Pnnce,^ Arthur,"-^ 
Arthur^) Howland, b. 14, 6, 1810, in Pembroke. They 
^\cre married in Pembroke, and settled in East Bridgewater 
in 1834, "where Perez died 22, 8, 1855, and Meliitable died 
i, li, i860. Child : 

i. MEHrrABLE, b. 16, 6, 1830, in Pembroke; m. 17, 10, 1849, in East 
Bridgewater, George F. ^Yillis, of Kingston. Had: r, George H., b. 
23, 10, 1852; 2, a son, b. 23, 10, 1S55, d. 24, 10, 1855; 3, Forest N., 
b. J3, 4, 1S57, d. I, 6, 1878. Mr. Willis died, and Mehitable m. 2d, 
7, I, 1869, John A, Fletcher, of Boston, in which city they settled in 
1870, and had: 4, Frank A., b. i, 2, 1871, in Boston; 5, Elma H., b. 
9> 9> 1^73) in Boston. The family returned to Brockton, 9, 2, 1877, 
and was residing there in 1885, 


-20. Asa/' {Perez, ^ Joseph,'^ Ahraham,^ Samuel,- Hen- 
O"'') born 12, 2, 1811, in Hanson: m. 23, 10, 1836, Cyn- 

184 THE HOWLANDS of . : :R1CA. 

thia Fish. In his early life he was emplo^yed in an i; 
founchy, and later was a farmer, living- on the old hoini'-t . 
in Hanson. He passed an uneventful Cliristian life. C!.; 
dren : 

631. i. Gkorce, b. 5, 4, 1S40; d. S, 8, 1S60. 

632. ii. NatjianielT., b. 31, 5, 1843; m. I, 2, 1865, Mrs. Betsey Fish. I' 

did good service in the late war, in Co. C, 38th Mass. Vols.. > 
wounded in action, and obliged to be sent home. They hal .-. - 

633. iii. Albert, b. 15, 11, 1S47, i''' Hanson. 

iv. Cynthia J., b. 25, 9, 1850 ; m. 31, 3, 1872, Charles G. Moore. Have •. 

Charles Leslie. They were living in Hanson in 18S5. 
V. Lydia a., b. 7, 8, 1855; ni. 19, 4, 1873, Walter F. Arnold, ."^lic v. 

left a widow with one child, Marietta I", 

223. Joseph,^ {T/iOwas,^ Samuel,'' 'John? SamncK' 
Henry, ^) born about 1772, in what is now the tov/n of Eur- 
rillville, R. I., his father living near what is kncv.'n as Wal- 
lum Pond. He learned the trade of carpenter, joiner, anii 
millwright. He m. ist, Lucina A. Yates, of East Douglas, 
whose brother was a Congregational clergyman ; she died 

in 1781, and he m. 2d, in 1782, Aldrich, of that vi- 

cinit}". After a time Joseph bought land in East Douglas, 
on which he settled, lived and died, and was buried there. 
He was a skillful workman at his trade, and found constant 
and remunerative employment in Slater's cotton factory, lo- 
cated near his home. He was highl}^ respected in East 
Douglas. The following children were by his first v.ifc 
His second wife had a dan. Phebe. Children : 

C34. i. Pavi,, b. — ; d. 1S54. 

635. ii. Seui, b. — ; d. — , in East Douglas, where he always lived; m. 

Morse, ami had two sons and a daughter, 
iii. Oi.lvE, b. 20, 7, 1792; d. — ; vx. Enos Cook, and settled near I5at;ivi.i. 
N. Y., where her husband died; then she moved to Crawford cc, 
Penn. They had two daughters, Polly and Olive, Polly m. ist, Will- 
iam Kennedy, and had sons Enos and Harrison. Enos lived at cue 
time in Iowa. Harrison was a la^v)'er; is not living. Polly m. 2d, 
Gardiiier, and in 18S4 was living at Maple Station, 111. Olive m. 


HENRY Rowland's d^ 185 

Dr. Chester Cleveland, and died at Kingsville, Olii^, Mrs. 

Cook died and is buried at Ivingsvilie. 


223. James, ^ {T/uwias,^ Sa7nncF^^ yohn^ Samuel ^^ Hen- 
ry,^') born I, 9, 1768, in Rhode Island; m. Renew Eddy, 
of the same state. He moved with his father to Doucrlas, 
and together they purchased a farm, upon which he resided 
until he sold it in 1834 o^" ^§35' ^^^ lived with his son Enoch 
until his death, in Southbridge, 18, 3, 1846. His wife died 
6, 4, 1S55, aged ^2). Besides the following children, they 
had four who died young. Children, perhaps not in order 
of birth : 

i. Naomi, b. 1790; d. iSSo; m. Uzziel Dhd)}-. Had: i, James, m. Lydia 
Goddard; 2, Renew, m. George Bates; 3, Rebecca, m. Judson Bates; 
4, Jacob, m. Carrie Day; 5, James, lived at Moosup, Conn., in 1SS4. 

ii. Cynthia, b. 179S; died iSSi; m. r..fvi Lucas. Had: i, George; 2, 
Olney ; 3, Hannah; 4, I\Iary ; 5, Fi::i^iik. 

636. iii. Crawiord, b. iSoi; d. 1S75. 

637. iv. Enoch, b. 6, 9, 1S05, in Douglas; m. 13, 10, 1824, Annie Alger. They 

celebrated their golden wedding, 13;, ao, 1S74. He early left the farm, 
and entered a cotton mill. He was for many years overseer of weav- 
ing in a factory in Southbridge, which ^vas burned in 1870, after which 
he purchased the farm where he re.--jded in 1SS4. He had, in 1SS4, 
four children living, viz. : i, Allen; z and 3, Aminda, Amanda (t\nns) ; 
4, John. In 18S4, Allen was living' 111 Putnam, Conn.; John with his 
father on the farm, with wife and tliirce children; Aminda and Aman- 
da resided in Webster, both marrietL 
V. Bernice, b. 27, 8, 1807, in Douglas, amd resided there during her early 
life; m. 26, 6, 1S31, Dea. Willard llowland,* of Webster. They af- 
terwards settled in Webster, where AVillard died, iS, 11, 1S53, since 
which time she has kept a boarding-'house there. They had : 16, Phy- 

* Willard Howland, husband of Bcniice, was a grandsom mf John, who lived in what is now Bur- 
rillville, R. T. John had brothers: i, Hoaso.ib; 2, Williaini; 3, Thomas. John had children: i, 
Eddy; 2, AVillard; 3, John; 4, Freclove; 5, Louis; 6,; 7, Hannah; 8, HulJ.ih; 9, Rhoda: 
10, Mercy; 11, Phebe. Eddy, son of John, Jr., had: i, Reuben; 2, John; 3, Robert; 4, Joseph; 5, 
Eddy; 6, Prince; 7, Eunice; 8, Rhoda; 9, Polly; 10, Olive Willard, son of John, Jr., had three 
wives and twenty children. Ey his first wife: i, Stephen;: 2, Erastus; 3, Willard; 4, Mclvin; 5, 
Munlon; 6, Ixjis; 7, Mercy; 8, Rebecca; 9, Polly; 10, H.'cnnnh. P.y his second wife: 11, John; 
12, William; 13, Olinda; 14, Polina; 15, Kinancy. By his third wife, Bernice, children as above. 
John, son of John, Jr., had: i, William; 2, John; 3, Hanvish; 4, Miriam; 5, Polly; 6, Rhoda; 7, 


lena Maria: 17, Alanson Seelye; iS, Samh Jane; 19, ILv.ih ], 
20, Charlotte Lowilla Miner\a. 
vi. Ukanah, b. — ; d. — ; m. William Smith. Ilnd : i, Julia A.; 2, I.n-»ii 
3, Uranah; 4, Amanda. Julia A. m. Capin MurJock, of Uxl-ri ' •' 

638. vii. I.OUIS, b. — ; d. — . 

639. viii. Tho>!AS, b. 22, 5. iS!3, in Douglas; d. 2, 2, 1877; m. 22, 5, i- ; 

Arrilla r>uxton. He entered the machine shop of a cotton r;:!1 
early life, and continued to be employed in mechanical ]nir--u':"» 
v.ithin a short time of his death, holding many positions of res^- : 
bility in various departments of manufacture. He had no chil.iicr 
his own, but adopted a son, (William W.,) who lived in Wcbsirr 
1SS5. He died in Southbridgc. His widow hved in Webster i'.i i!" 

I A 


223. Stephen,^ (^Thomas^^ Samuel^'' 'John,^ Samv.d^' 
Henry ^'^ born about 1770; m. ist, Mary Aldrich ; rn. 2d. 
■ Hannah Aldrich. He lived for many years in Dougla-. 
where he vs'as overseer in a cotton mill. Children : 

640. i. Nathan, b. 1799; d. 1S57; m. Rebecca Lucas, b. 1789, d. 1S72. \\:.\: 

I. Nathan, b. about 1825; died in childhood. 2. Mary, 1). 1S27; '. 

1858. 3. Laura A., b. 1829; m. King, and was living in l".;-- 

mouth in 1S84. 4. Nathan, b. 1S33; d. JS52. 5. Ruth, b. iS^^: 
was living in Plymouth in 1884. 6. Stephen, )j. 26, i, 1S38, in r'.- 
mouth; m. 12, 10, 1S61, Lizzie Potter, and had : i, Georgia, b. 12, ;. 
1863, in Boston; 2, Florence H., b. 28, 6, 18&8, at Hyde Park: ;,. 
Laura E., b. 9, 8, 1876, d. 21, 10, 1878. In 1SS4, Stephen was ffc- 
man in the N. Y. & N. E. R. R. car shop, at ILartford, Conn., whtt..- 
I the family resided. 

ii, Sarah, b. — ; d. — ; m. Thomas Rathburn. Lived in r.uffalo, X. ^ . 
and had four or five children. 

641. iii. Stephen, b. — ; m., and lived in Olneyville, R. L He died about iS.^. 

and left one son, who died soon after. 
iv. Ruth, b. — ; m, Francis Looney. Had two children. 

642. V. Aldrich, b. 29, 2, 1S08, in Douglas; m. 16, 10, 1S36, Lucy, dau. -' 

Martin and Lucy White, of Thompson, Conn. He was given ^ 
a relative at the death of his mother, when he was but four monir* 
old. They lived in Burrillville, R. I., till 1S6C, when they nuiM-! 
to Thompson, Conn., where the family has since resided. H-'^ 
I. Nancy, who was a school teacher. 2. Andrew V.; m. in iS'''. 
Lillia Stevens, of Scituate, R. L They live in O.xford. lie i-> • 
shoemaker by trade. In 1862 he enlisted in tiie 7th K. 1. ^'••• 
did excellent service for three years, lost his health, and has s.n--' 
been a great sufferer. 3. William, b. — ; m. in 1871 Mrs. An > 

liENJR.''/ hoVv'lAnd's descilNdAn'ps. 187 

rium, of Thompson, Conn. He is a farmer, and lived at Attawau- 
j;nn, Conn., in 1SS3. 4. George W. 

L'iiildren by second wife : 

%!. M.\RY, b. — ; d. — . 
!i^;. \ii. Thomas, b. — ; d. young; probably never married. 


::.}. Banis'J'ER,^ {Samuel,^ Samuel,,^ yohn^ Samuel^ 
fh-itry,'^) born — ; d. — , aged 71. He went from Rutland, 
\ {., to Orleans co., N. Y., where all his children were born, 
rvctpt Henry H., who was born at Rutland. Children, 
: !->bahly not in order of birth : 

f-14- i. IIknry II., b. 30, 4, 1807. 
f-jj. ii, Aretas IL, b. — ; d. — . 

*^6. iii. Banistkr, b. about 1813; ni., and lived in 1885 at White Lake, Mich. 
He is a farmer, in good circumstances. Had: i, Helen; 2, Emma; 
3, Polly; 4, Ruth; 5, Clara; 6, Abbie; 7, William ; 8, Christopher; 
9, Benjamin F. 
'■ '-. iv. John C, b. — ; d. — . f 

V. Tolly, b. — ; d. — . 
\i. RuTif, b. — ; d. — . 
^ii. lllKNE, b. — . 


2:7. Ebenezer,^ {jyohii,^ 'Jolin^'' yos/nia^^ SavuicI,'^ 
//(p:ry,^) born 31, 10, 1763, in Middleborough ; d. 7, 10, 
5-^10; in. Lucretia Lamb, who d. 8, 10, 1847. They were 
jiniong the first settlers of Lyndon, Vt., where he was a 
!jin)er during his life. Children, probably not in order of 
birlli : 

M'^. i. Jo.'iN, b. 30, I, 1792; d TI, 4, 18S0. 

ii. Wealtiica, b. — ; rn. William Eggleslon. 
iii. ]*OLLY, b. — ; m. Arad Evans. 
'•;>• i\. Er.KK, b. 20, 8, iSo^i, at Lyndon, Vt.; m. 2S, 8, 1S23, Betsey Smead, b. 
12, 8, 1808. Had: 1, Charles W., b. 25, i, 1826; 2, Corrilla A., b, 
6, I, JS28; 3, Alonzo S., b. i, 6, 1S30. 



227. Abnek,'^ (^Jo/in,^ Jo/in,'^ Joshua,^ Sar.indf JJ., . 
ry^'^') born 15, 3, 1769; m. Ruth,- dau. of Simeon Goul.l. . 
Sutton, 16, 3, 1793. Ruth was b. 3, 8, 1771 : d. 15. - 
i860. He was a farmer, and died 8, 7, 1859, ^^^ ^^''*-' '• 
homestead, where he was born and had lived over 90 yea; 
Children : 

i. Meunda, 1). — , in Spencer; d. iC, 2, 1796. 

ii. Mkunda, b. 14, 9, 1796; d. 18, 2, 1837; never married. 

iii. Mary, b. iS, 10, 1798; m. 5, 6, 1832, William Baldwin, of Spcn>. • 
who v/as a farmer, land surveyor, town ofticer, justice of the pu... 
and represfutative to General Court. He was b. i6, 4, i8oj; d. 27, 
10, 1 85 1. She was an active, consistent member of the Congrcj:!- 
tional church at Spencer. Had: i, Mary, b. 28, 8, 1S37, d. 20, 7, 
1861 ; 2, John W., b. 2, 9, 1S39. 

650. iv. Otis, b. 6, 11, iSoo; d. 14^ lo, 1878. He was a culler, clock and vat '. 

maker ; unmarried. 

651. V. WiLBER, b. 6, 2, 1803; d. 23, 2, 1 88 1. 

vi. Susan, b. 8, 2, 1S05; m. 4, 10, 1827, John, son of Nathaniel Wilson, .f 
Spencer. Had: I. John A., b. 27, 7, 1828; m. 1st, Angelina I. 
Livermorc, of Spencer ; m. 2d, Martha H. Hill, of Spencer. 2. Geor.L;c' 
O., b. 19, 3, 1S34: m. Mary Kingsbury, of Leicester, 3. Henry K., 
b. 28, II, 1838; nx. 1st, Emma Ireland, of Wilmington, Del.; m. 2 ', 
Alice Adams, of Brookficld. 4. Eliza M., b. 4, 6, 1842. 5. Ruth E., 
b. 2u, 2, 1846; d. 23, II, 1858. 

652. vii. Marcus, b. 12, 9, 1808; m. Mary, dau. of Amos Harvey, Esq., of Str.f- 

ford Springs, Conn., 18, 12, 1831, She was b. 10, 12, 1812; was a 
member of the M. E. church. He was a tailor. They lived a vliiii-' 
in Spencer, and then went to Stafford, Conn. Had : \, Jennie M., 1'. 

2, 3, 1839, m. Marcus C. Spencer, of New York, formerly of Hartfor!, 
Conn; 2, Emma F., b. 12, 10, 1847, m. T^Iarcus B. Fish, M. D-, of 
WiUington, Conn; 3, Clara M., b. 24, 9, 1854. The last two were 
born in Stafford, Conn. 

viii. Melinda, b. 25, 4, iSli; d. 3, 12, 1863; m. 10, 10, 1836, Alniison 
Prouty, of Spencer. He was a merchant, and has been a represent- 
ative to the General Court. Had: I, Gardiner O., b. 3, 9, 1841, d. 19, 

3, 1864; 2, Ruth, b. 27, 8, 1844; 3, Henry, b, 3, 11, 1854. 

653. ix. EmviN A., b. 19, 6, 1813; d. 9, i, 1815. 

654. X. WiLEiAM E., b. 13, 7, 1 816; d. 26, II, 1 81 6. 


227. James, ^ ( yo/ui,^ yulin^'' yoshua^ SamucW^ Henry}) 
born 30, 10, 1776; m. 24, i, 1799, Catharine, dau. of Josluia 


:,:•', of Spencer, who was b. 24, 6, 1778, and d. 9, 9, 

They moved, in 1S02, from Spencer to Brookfield, 

.'•. liic'V purchased a farm, part of which was in Spencer. 

, ..!.;i-s farming, he engaged quite extensively in teaming 

■:, and from Boston. Later in life he purchased a farm 

'; .inin^s in Spencer. When advanced in years, he gave 

•' his farms to his sons James B. and Abner. He was at 

'.f time one of the selectmen of Brookfield. He and his 

- :■• lived together over sixt}^ years. Children : 

» ;;. !. ]ous, h. 4, 7, iSoo; d. 6, 3, 1S02. 

( iv. ii. John, b. 10, 9, 1S02; d. 16, 4, 1853, in Worcester. 

(^7. Hi. Al!l.\ir, b. 12, 6, 1807; d. 25, 5, 1S14. 

f ;?<. iv. T''MES, b. 10, 3, iSio; d. 15, 10, iSio. 

tyi. V. Pardon, b. 17, 12, 181 1 ; m. ist, 6, 5, 1837, Ursula Caulkins, who d. i, 
10, 1839; m. 2d, 5th mo., 1841, Eveline Caulkins, sister of his first 
wife, who d. 5, 2, 1842; m. 3d, 5, 10, 1S42, Alniira Gulliver. He 
early learned a carpenter's trade, and settled in the village of Spencer, 
where he was living in 18S5. For many years he was one of the lead- 
ing builders in that section; for the last few years he has been engaged 
somewhat in agriculture. Had ch. : i, Otis, b. 28, 8, 1838, d. 20, 3, 
1839; 2, Darius J., b. 12, i, 1842, d. 11, 7, 1842; 3, George G., b. 28, 

10, 1846; 4, Henry P., b. 9, 9, 1850. 

-*c vi. JAMKS B., b. 24, 2, 1814; m. Melinda A., dau. of Baxter Henshaw, of 
P-rookficld, who was b. lo, 8, 1814. Their only child, Lewis, b. 21, 

11, 1S27, m. 20, 4, 1858, Jane M. Henshaw, of Brookfield. James 
always lived on the old homestead, and his son was engaged in farm- 
ing there witli liim in 18S4. For a number of years he and his brother 
Abner were engaged in the manufacture of brick. 

*' I. vii. Charles E., b. 12, 10, 1S16; m. 30, 11, 1843, Emeline (or Anne) Be- 
mis, of Lyndon, Yt., b. 11, 4, 1824. He learned the trade of a car- 
penter, and worked at it a number of years in Burke, Vt., where the 
family still resides. In 1884, and for some years previous, he and his 
sons were extensively engaged in fitting young horses for market. 
Had ch.: 1. Charles W., b. 11, 6, 1847; m. in 1873, Stella INI. 
Bennett, and had: i, Shemian L. b. 12, 10, 1874; 2, Maud E., 
b. 14, 8, 1876; 3, Glennie M., b. 13, 10, iSSl. They lived in West 
Burke, Vt., in 1885. 2. Kate S., b. 19, I, 1S61; d. 2, 9, 1S67. 

<^-; \iii. Av.NEK, b, 23,8, iSiS. 

2-^^. NouLE,*^ (7?////5,5 Jo/w,^ Joshua •" Samuel? Hen- 
'.>•'■; h. 24, 3, 1783, in Freetown; m. Betsey, dau. of Capt. 


James Pierce, of Freetown. He located in the town . 
Lisle, Broonic co., N. Y., where he engaged in fannii^.-, 
and operated a distillery and saw-mill. He died, aged No. 
and was buried in Coudersport, Penn., iiis wife having died 
previousl}'. Children, perhaps not in order of birth ; 

663. i. Takdox, b. 24, 12, 1802; d. 27, 2, 1879. 

664. ii. Bfa'jamin R., b, 27. 4, 1S04; d. 1st mo., 1SS4 ; m. ist, Electa Ir. , 

and had: I, Amanda, m. Orcutt; 2, Amelia, m. Petcrs».n; 

3, Luman. He m. 2d, Mnry Rouk, of Binghamton, N. Y., and h?A: 

4, George R.; 5, Charles M.; 6, Ella E. All the members of t;ii> 
family were residing in Defiance, Ohio, in 18S5, excepting the niotlii.r, 
George R. and Ella E., who were in Centre Lisle, N. Y. 

iii. Louisa, b. — ; died in infancy. 

665. iv. Freeman, b. — ; died in infancy. 

666. V. William, b. — ; died in infancy. 

667. vi. Freem.'VN p., b. 14, 3, 1812; never married. He lived with his brother 

Pardon until he died, and since then with his nephew Horace, on the 

old homestead at Lisle, 
vii. Louisa S., b. 27, 10, 1S13; m. Tracy Cannon, of Cannonsviile, X. W, 

who is not living, and the widow, in 1S85, resided in Lisle, N. ^ . 

Had son Clinton, 
viii. Baths}iei;a, b. 27, i, 1S15; m. Ashley Cannon, of Cannonsviile, N. Y., 

and died at the age of 36. Had a daughter Fanny, who married 

— ^ Howe, of Lisle, N. Y. 
ix. Emilv S., b. 10, 6, 1S18; d. 18S1: m. ist, Henry Williamson, and had 

son Edward, who was living in Caroline, N. Y., in 1885; m. 2d, 

cus Rounsville, and had son Alarcus, also living at Caroline. 
6G8. X. Wii-LIAM Fv., b. 1820; m. ist, Cynthia YV'ood, and had: i, Emma; 2, 

I'^rastus; 3, Libbie ; 4, Charles. He m. 2d, Clarinda Cook; m. 3'1, 

Mrs. Bennett. The family resides in Michigan. 
xi. Ai;kik, 1>. 13, 7, 1S22; m. ist, Aaron IMarsh; m. 2d, Clinton Slovcr, of 

Skaneateles, N. Y.; m. 3d, Thurber James Hoskins, of Auburn, X. W; 

no children. 
669. xii. James Rueus, b. i, 5, 1824; m. ist, Mrs. Mary Rhodes, of Ilion, N. Y.; 

m. 2d, ; of Binghamton, X". Y.; no children. They resided in 

Potter CO., I'enn., in 1 88 1. 

229. John,'' (^Jiscck,^ yo/m,^ yoshiia^^ S(iiiiiiel,~ Ilcnry,^) 
born about 17S2, in INIiddleborough ; m. Cynthia Ainsworth, 
of Calais, Vt., who died at Marshfield, Vt., in 1876, aged 
95. He was a teamster by occupation, and died at Barre, 
Vt., in 1S32. Children, probably not in order of birth : 


f'O. i. Aknold, b. — ; lived in Ellcnburgh, N. Y., in 18S5. 
f-i. ii. Eaki. S., b. — ; was a house painter; lived and died in Kecscville, N. 
V. Iladch.: I, Henry; 2, \Vhitncy; 3, Louise. 

iii. Jll/iTii E.J b. — ; m. . ^Yas a widow, living at Montpelicr, Vt., 

in 1885. 
iv. Df.kokah, 5). — ; m. . Was a widow, living at Montjiclier, \i., in 


V. IIakrikt, I1. — ; m. . Was a widow, living at Marshfield, Vt., in 

1SS5 ; bad three children. 

\\. C!i.AKis.sA, b. — ; m. , and Lad four children ; one died, and tlie 

othci-s were living at Plainfield, Vt., in 1S85. 
(72. vii. JciiN, b. ■ — . Living at I\Iontpelier, Vt., in 1SS5; abiick mason; no ch. 

\iii. I'ANNV, b. — ; m. , and had ten children. 

(■.73. ix. Jamks jST., b. — . Was a house carpenter, living at Monti)e]icr, Vt., in 

1S85; had a daughter Ella S. 
(-74, X. CiiAKLiis, b. — . Was a house painter, living in Kecseville, N. Y., in 
1885-. no children. 

229. EsECK,^ {£!seck,^ 'John^'' Joshua ^^ Samuel^ Hen- 
ry}) born probably in Middleborough ; m. ist, Rhoda Bout- 
\S'A\\ m. 2d, early in 1825, Laura Holden, b. 22, 2, iSoo, 
in. Windsor, Vt., and died 21, i, 1874, "^^ '^'^^ residence oi" 
lur son George, at East Montpelier, Vt. At the time of the 
British raid from Canada in 181 2, Eseck was living in Barre, 
N't. He, with others, stole the cannon belonging to the 
tc>\vn, hauled it to Burlington, Vt., and while the battle of 
I'latt.sburgh was going on they were crossing Lake Cham- 
5>lain to engage in the fray, but did not reach the place of 
w'le engagement until it was over. The cliildren were all 
t-orn in Barre, Vt. This family contributed largch' to the 
'irmy in the civil war of 1861. Children by first wife : 

'^/S- i- Lkonakd, b. 1814; m. in Barre, Mass., and had a daughter. He learned 
a house carpenter's trade, and came to Massachusetts in 1845. 

'•'7^- ii. Hi"mphri:y, b. 1816. He came to Massachusetts with his brother Leon- 
ard; died in Worcester, unmarried. 

^''77- 'ii. HiUAM, b. 1819; m. Lucretia Phelps, of Moretown, Vt. He did good 
service in Co. G, 3d Vermont Vols., from June, 1861, till Jan. 1863, in 
the war of the Rebellion. Hadch.: i, Arthur; 2, CurtisS. ; 3,Dwight; 
4. Annette. Hiram died 14, II, 1883, at Montpelier, Vt., where his 
uidow and three children were living in 1885. 



678. iv. IlKZKKiAii, b. 1821. He served in the late war in Ibe 17:', ', . 
mont Vols. One of bis relatives says that " he died in Saii3l)ur,v ; : . 
pen, N. C, of starvation, in 1S64." Another says "he was ki.:-. ' . 
the battle of the Wilderness." I think the former correct. 
V. RiiODA, b. 1S23; m., writes one, Curtis Philbrick; another says \Vi,' 
Lawson; no ch. She was a widow, hving in liarre, Vl., in iS'^-^ 

Children by second wife : 

vi. Ursula G., b. 22, 5, 1S26; m. 9. 10, 1S50, Jubal Howe, of Wcstl.uri.w . 

who d. II, I, 1S61. He was a blacksmith. They had son Cicr./ 

F., b. 25, 5, 1852, living at Barre, Vt., in 18S5, at which tir.v' ! 

mother was living at East Montpclier, Vt. 
6'/q. vii. James B., b. 28, 2, 1828. He enlisted in the war of the lid..lil •, 

but failed to pass examination. He was afterwards employed by l).- 

government as superintendent of the construction of harbor dcfcnc-;* 

at Gloucester. 
OSo.viii. George, b. iS, 3, 1831; m. 19,4, 1S59, Angeline Buzi^ell, of East Mor.t- 

pelier, Vt. He is a farmer ajid auctioneer. He represented his to-^r. 

in the General Assembly of the state of Vermont, from the Fall < • 

1882 to the Fall of 1SS4. He now resides at East Montpelier, wlv.r- 

he moved from Boston in April, 1866. He has two sons: i, Irr.r-. 

G., b. 27, 8, 1863, at 107 West Cedar street, Boston, who gra.Ui.iic ! 

from the Vermont Methodist Seminary at Montpeher in the clas^ • ; 

1884, and is now teller of the National Bank of Barre, Vt. ; 2, Mernck 

E., b. 26, 3, 1870, in East Montpelier. 
ix. Abigail, b. 7, 6, 1833; d. 1835. 
681. X. William H., b. 10, i, 1840. He did faithful service in the war m Co. 

C, 13th Vermont Vols.; also in Co. E.. 17th Vermont Vols. He wa> 

wounded 6, 5, 1864, at the battle of the Wilderness, and died of h>. 

wounds on the loth of the same month. 

2')2 . 


^^.. AbrAiiam,^ (Consider,^ Malac/ii,^ Joshua,^ Saiv- 
ucl^^ Henry, ^) born 23, 8, 17S9, at JNIiddleborougii ; m. 5. 
9, 1826, Sally Margaret, dau. of Henry and Sally Ri^'^' 
Townsend, of Troy, N. Y., by Rev. N. S. S. Beaman, i). J>- 
Abraham died at Troy, N. Y., at his residence, 82 First 
street, Saturday, 4, 4, 1846, of apoplexy. Sally was born 
at Troy, N. Y., 31, 3. i8o5' -"^ <^lied there 28, 7, 1S5/. 
Children : 

652. i. TuWNSEND. b. 28, 5, 1827, at Troy, N. Y. 

653. ii. Henry, b. 12, 9, 1829, at Troy, N. Y.; d. 29, 8, 1S62, of phthisis; ni 

17, <3, 1S57, Julia Arnold, dau. of Isaac B. and Eunice Fox, of Sano 


Lnkc, N. V. Had ch., all born r.t Troy, N. Y. : i, Herbert Fox, b. 7, 
5, 185S, d. 26, 3, 1S6G, at Sand Lake, N. Y.; 2, Jessie, b. 31, S, 1S59; 
3, Myrn, b. 2, 12, 1861. Julia A. ra. 2d, in 1S76, Charles Ikuxhard, 
of Detroit, Mieh., and was living there in 1S84. 
. -.i. iii. Akk/.ham, b. 20, 7, 1S34; d. 20, 2, 1S35. 

iv. KuzAr.irrH Hai.l, b. 13, 7, iS^o; m. 19, 3, 1862, George R., sou of 
Israel and Lucinda Pierce Seymour. Had ch. (all born at Troy, N. 
N. Y., except Elizabeth T.) : i, Walter Howland, b. 8, 2, 1S63; 2, 
Elizabeth Townsend, b. 28, 9, 1866, at Sand I-al<e, N. Y.; 3, George 
Tierce, b. 11, 9, 186S, d. 13, 5, 1S69; 4, Paul, b. 20, 4, 1870, d. 28, 5, 
iS7o;'5, Charles Phelps, b. 30, 5, 1S72, d. 12, 7, 1S72; 6, a daughter, 
b. 24, II, 1873, d. 25, II, 1873; 7, Arthur, b. 16, 3, 1S77, d. 15, 5, 
iS77- ^ 


232. Artemas,^ (^Cousidcr.^ Malacliz,'^ 'JosJnia^ Sam- 
■•.-7,- Ilcnry^'') horn 8, 5, 1801 : in. 17, 4, 1S31, at Lisle, N. 
v., Lucinda, dan. of John Linncll, of East Orleans, Barn- 
•■: ible CO. Artemas died at Jordan, Minn. Children : 

6.S5. i. CllARl.ES N., b. 30, 4, 1832; m. to 3d wife, Margaret Northrup. 

ii. Sarah Margaret, b. 15, 7, 1834; m. William K, Squires. 
^^S6. iii. AriRAM L., b. 4, 4, 1837; m. 13, 5, 1S68, Martha A. Clark. Had Een- 
jamin C, b. 24, 2, 1872. 
iv. Mary A., b. 23, 12, 1840; m. 9, 5, 1S66, Benjamin F. Wright, Esq., at- 
torney and counsellor at law, whose office m 1SS5 was in Cortland, 
N. Y., where he resided. Had ch.: i, i\Iary EHza, b. 8, 12, 1868; 2, 
Elizabeth Linnell, b. 9, 5, 1S72; 3, Margaret Squires, b. 2, 6, 1S74. 
V. Eliza P., b. 1847; ^- 'S69; m. P>. A. Wright. 


^"^2. Jaaies,^ {Consider,^ Malachi,'^ Joshua,^ SamticI," 
lli}iry}) horn 5, 6, 1809; m. 29, 12, 1S36, Eliza Todd, 
•■-ho died 4, 12, 1S61. James died 27, 8, 1879. Children: 

'^^7. i. James IE, b. 23, 4, 1S38, in Troy, N. Y.; d. 27, 8, 1879; m. Libbie 
Austin, b. 31, i, 1839, at Cortlandville, N. Y., and had: i, Herbert 
Austin, 1). 26, 4, 1S64, at Lisle, N. Y. ; 2, Harry T., b. 8, 5, 1S68, at 
Lisle, N. Y.; 3, Alice E., b. Ii, 10, 1873, at Rock Falls, 111.; 4, Har- 
riet v., b. 2, 7, 1879, at Rock Falls, 111. 

<>SS. ii. Ransom, b. 3, 5, 18^1; m. Jennie N. , b. 1S42. Had: i, Gertie, 

b. 2, 3, 1865; 2, James, b. 4, 3, 1867; 3, Jeasic, b. 27, 4, 1S70. 
iii. Mary E., b. 23, 11, 1843; d. 26, 2, 1844. 

iv. Eliza T., b. 19, 2, 1850; m. Utely, and had a dau. b. 19, 5, 1SS3. 




233. EzRA,^ {SamncI,^ MalarJii^'^ yosliua^^ Scnjr.u:. 
Henry ^"^^ born 16, i, 1796; m. ist, i, i, 181 7, Betsey II, ,. 
ard, of Lisle, N. Y., b. 14, 5, 1800, d. 22, 3, 1863, at 'J' 
ledo, OJiio. The}^ emigrated from New York to Pen;:' 
CO., Ohio. He m. 2d, 7, 2, 1864, Olive Denison, of Tolvvl . 
Ohio, b. 12, 2, 1815. He was brouglit up on the old fti; 
at Middleborough ; was employed a good deal in haul;;-. 
ship timber to New Bedford, and becoming interested :• 
shipping, he intended to follow a seafaring lile ; butthcNN.i: 
with Great Britain came on, his father sold his properiv 
here and moved his family to Cayuga co., N. Y., where in 
1815 he purchased a farm of Ichabod Woofh four mik-- 
above Aurora, on the Lake road. There Ezra passed tht. 
remainder of his daj^s. Children : 

i. PiiiLiNDA, b, 19, 2, 1820; d. 5, 6; 1S44. 
6S9. ij. Silas H., b. 4, 9, 1S23; d. i, 10, 1S33. 

690. iii. Horace N., b. 26, 10, 1825; m. 5, 12, 1849, at Toledo, Ohio, Mr.ry L'. 

Isledzgcr; no cliildrcn, except an adopted daughter, I'^dith Maljel, !>. 
3, 8, 1SS4. 
iv. Hapriet N., b. 10, 7, 1S2S; m. 22, 6, 1856, Milton A. Bro\vn. IIr\";: 
1, Emma V., b. Ii, 4, 1S5S; 2, Alice E., b. 26, 6, lS5o, m. 14, 5. iSS.;. 
Frank Smith ; 3, Eva E., b. 2, 3, 1862, m. Wilber Murray, and had ^ 
. daughter I'essie, b. 13, 3, iSSi. 
V. Eliza D., b. 27, 8, 1S32; m. i, i, 1854, Lorin A. Lrown. Had: 1. 
Arthur A., b. 8, 10, 1854, m, 12, 5, iSSo, Bertha Fredericks; 2, Floi- 
ence M., b. 22, 4, 185S, m. S, 6, 18S1, Alfred Nants; 3, Hattic F., b 
12, 7, 1S61 ; 4, Olive O., b. 10, 4, 1868, d. 9, 5, 1S73. 

691. vi. Orange H., b. 8, 9, 1S3S; m. 10, 9, 1859, Sally A. McConoughey. H ul : 

I, John, b. 2, 8, i860; 2, Evelyn, b. 2, 3, 1S62; 3, C. E. F/ra, b. i-, 
7, 1866; 4, Horace, b. 6, 4, 1868; 5, Sanford II., b. 13, 2, 1S71. 
vil. Sarah B., b. 10, 12, 1840; d. 13, 6, 1848. 


237. Rev. Daniel R.,*^ {Sdh,'' Joshua,'^ Jos/iua,^ Saiw 
ucl^ Henry }^ born 27, 6, 1792, in Connecticut; m. wIumi 
about 21 years of age Sarah Ilasbrouck, v.-hose ancestor.-- 
were Huguenots, who settled in Ulster co., N. Y., during 
the persecutions of Christians in France; in the last century. 


jLUnl'-'l R. Ji'if^ brothers Joseph, Asa, Will^ur, and Arnos. 

, ; -iS he settled in the tov/n of Hamden, DeLivvare co., N. 

\. lie fixed on a piece of land covered with trees, but 

fvi-niT a young man of iron frame and well accustomed to 

c axe and the plow, he soon made " a clearing," put in 

r.' >eed, raised his bread and potatoes, fattened his pork, 

! iiad wherewith to suppl}' the wants of his growing 

, !v. At about 40, ha made a profession of religion, 

:acd tlie IM. E. church, was made an exhorter, then a 

i Ldl preacher, lived a consistent Christian, and died a bap- 

■ -. (I<.-ath at the age of almost ninety 3'ears. "The dear 

,; -al man ! " writes a son, "he seemed conscientious almost 

. ■ ;•, fault; he rests in peace." Children : 

• ,2. i. Mary, b, i, 10, 1814; d. 4, 11, 1820. 
o\;. ii. Ei.iAS, b. 3, 9, 1816; (I. 3, 9, 1816. 
»>}. Hi. John H., b. 8, i, iSiS. 

<'iy iv. Silas ]}., b. 24, 3, 1820; d. in 18S3, in Kansas, lie left home in early 
life, rambled in the West, was guide to emigrants crossing the plains, 
lived a rough, hard life, was twice married, and died in Kansas, leav- 
ing several children, one, Arthur, in Texas. 
V. Kiev C, b. 15, I, 1822; d. 15, 1, 1S22. 
<'A vi. Charles A., b. 15, 10, 1823. 
'v7. vii. George "W., b. 2, 2, 1S26. 
viii. Lucy C, b. — . 
ix. Phlbe Ann, b. 15, 8, 1S28; d. 7, 6, 184S. 
X. ITaknah Maria, b. 25, 8, 1831 ; d. 28, 12, 1853. 
xi. Adklia, b. 3, I, 1834. 

-.^9. Jame.s,^ (Gco7-g-c,^ IsaacJ Joshua,^ Samuel^ Hcn- 

'.''.'> born — ; d. 6, 8, 1806; m. ist, Hannah , who 

*-<d in 1798; m. 2d, Mrs. Flemming. John, of Long 
^'Mnch, N. J., a descendant, says James' first wife was Han- 
^•■5iii dau. of Joseph Cook. He settled in Monmouth co., 
■'' J-, at a place called Poplar, near Long Branch, where 
^-e owned and worked a farm. The farm, since his death, 
vusN been in possession of the Howlands, and is now owned 
H- his grandson Henry. Mulford, of New York, a descend- 
"''■'' '-'* James, says James' brother iNlichael came to Long 


Branch from the vicinity of New Bedford. James died .-■.• 
Loner Branch, where liis children were horn. Children : 

i. Susannah, b. 9, 3, 1779; c1. — ; m. Jcdcdiah Ilarvcy. 

698. ii, Georgk. b. 12, 8, 1783; d. — . 

699. iii. Michael, b. about 1785; d. 21, it, 1862, at Farmingdale, X. J.; m. z. 

3, 1840, ISIeribah Williams. 
•joo. iv. Cook, b. 8, 5, 17S7; d. — . 

701. v. John, b. 19, 8, 1789; d. 25, 8, 186S, at Poplar, N. J. 
vi. Margaret, b. — ; d. — . 

vii. Philey, b. 15,5, 1793; d. 15, 9, 1S78; m. 3d mo., 1S15, Henry i', 

702. viii. AsHtR, b. 10,3, 1795; d. — ; m., and had: I, Abraui; 2, James; v 

Ruth A.; 4, Kate; 5, Philey; 6, Henry; 7, Charles; 8, John; 9, Ik.-.- 
jamin; lO, Caroline •, 11, Meribah; all dead except the first four u:i. 
sixth. Abram, son of Asher above, was b, 18, 11, 1S25; m. 4th niu., 

1849, Cathanne Gaunt, and had: i. Mary Frances, b. 22, 4, 1851. ■. k 

m. Charles Parcells, and had: i, Charles; 2, Plettie; 3, Frederick; 4, j; 

a sou. 2. James Elwood, b. 19, 5, 1S52; m. Islary Louise Jacobs, o.vA | 

had: l, Nellie May; 2, Maud Flla. 3. Eugenia, b. 4, i, 1855; n;. | 

James Tothani, and had : I, James A.; 2, Walter, | 

703. ix. Charles, b. 10, I, 1798. (Xo more known of him, except that he vcni | 

West when young.) % 

Children hy second wife : |, 

X. Ann, b. 2, 3, 1S05; d. — . I 

'""^ xi. Lydia, b. 16, 4, iSoS; d. — . | 

419- I 


241. IsAAC,^ (]l7///am,^ /s(7ac,^ Joshua,^ Samuel -^ Hen- * 

rj,^) born 15, 9, 1803; living in 1884; m. ist, Amanda | 

Bellows ; m. 2d, Emily Rowland. He has always lived in | 

Centre Lisle, N. Y. Children: I 

By his first wife he had seven children, six of whom, together with tlieir motli-r, $ 

sickened and died within a period of six weeks. The only remaining one, Diann, | 

b. 26, 5, 1830, m. S, II, 1848, Peter Monfore, and had: I, Alice A.; 2, Emerson j.. | 

who m. 29, 2, 1872, Alice A. McNair, and in 18S5 resided in Belmont, Iowa ; 3, Alice | 

A.; 4, Elmer W. ; 5, Cora A., who m. 26, li, 1873, Clark S. Roe, a lawyer, pr.^v:- | 

Ui'mg in 18S4 at Chamberlain, D.ikota, and had: i. Rose E.; 2, Ellsworth M.; 3- | 

Austin C; 4, Ernest L. ; 5, Earl P.; 6, Alice A.; 7, Delano H. (all the above born j 

in Centre lisle, N. Y.); 8, Laura D., born in Illinois; 9, Peter G., born in Io^^.''. § 

Peter INlonfore moved to Illinois in 1865, remained there three years, and then lived | 

four years in Iowa, since which time the family has lived in Dakota. By his second ^ 

wifclsaachad: 8, Avery: 9, Mary E. ; 10, Adeline. § 

HENkY Rowland's descendants. I9'; 


2<i. AVarken,^ {William ^^ Isaac ^^ yosJma^ Samuel^ 
jlcury^') born 26, 5, 1810, in Massachusetts. He m. ist, 
Angcline Wilbur, b. 6, 3, 1815, d. iS, 2, 1847 ; m. 2d, Sept. 
1S47, Betsey Burgharett. Children : 

704. i. James B., b. 3, 3, 1832, 

-05. ii. Malvin, 1). 26, II, 1S34; m. Amanda Everett. Had: i, Ellen E.; 2, 

706. iii. IsAAC,b. 12, 6, 1838; m. Mary A. French. Had: I, Kellie; 2, Frank. 

707. Jv. WiuuiR, b. 8, 2, 1S47; m. 1st, Adeline Burgharett, and had: i, Elier. ; 

2, Martha; 3, Anna. He m. 2d, Phebe A. Corey, ar.d had: 4, Emma; 
5, Jessie ; 6, Ida. 


245. George F.,^ {Gcrshom^^ Gcrs/w7n^^ 'JosJma^ Sam- 
uel^ llcni-y^^ born in Hamden, N. Y., where he was a 
.successful farmer and one of the substantial men of the com- 
numit}", and where his grandfather was one of the original 
settlers. Four of his eight sons enlisted in the army in the 
late war, and did good service. Few families can give a 
record of greater active patriotism. Children, probabl}' not 
in order of birth : 

708. i. S. P., b. — . He was in the army three years, sharing in some of tlie 

hardest campaigns, but lived to return, and settled on a farm in Dc- 
lancy, N. Y. 

709. ii. Gersiiom L., b. — . He is an intelligent, successful farmer, in Modcna, 

N. Y. 

710. iii. William P., b. — . He is engaged in farming in Walton, N. Y., and 

has sons : l, Frank G.; 2, Dwight; 3, George N, 

711. iv. HiKAM, 1). — , He served in the army as a surgeon soon after gradu- 

ating from a medical college, and was at the battles of the Wilderness, 
Spottsylvania, Cold Harbor, siege of Richmond, etc. His was the first 
white regiment to enter Richmond. He is now practising at Plalte- 
kill, N. Y. 

712. V. John B., b. 20, 4, 1S3S, in Hamden. He received an academic educa- 

tion, united with the church at the age of 17, and enlisted in the 144th 
New York Vols., "xpt 8, 1862. The regiment did grand service on tJie 
Potomac; engaged in the bombardment of Fort .Sumter; was i)i the 
attack on Fort Wagner; was at Olustee and John's Island. At Honey 
Hill he was wounded in the arm and side. In 1S85 he was living at 
Matleawan, N, Y., and had ch.: i, Irving; 2, John F, 



713. vi. HOMKR R., b. — . He early learned the business of a druggist, a. 

at the age of 23, served as hospital steward, and died after five rn 
service, at Donaldsonville, L,a. He was a young man of niucl. • : 
ise, and greatly beloved by all his associates. 

714. vii. RyVY, b. — , He enlisted in the army a.t the age of iS, and s<.-r>t ' 

the close of the war — nearly two years. He suffered much h.-.. i 
the last Winter, while raiding in the southern and southwestern ^ 
He is a miller in Delancy, N. Y. Had ch. ; i, Homer R.; 2, (j: 

715. viii. Abr/VUAM C, b. — . He is a counsellcr-at-law, and engaged in a;.'i 

tural pursuits. He lives near Downsville, N. Y. Had ch. : 1, R(,i 
2, Sheldon ; 3, Gernet. 
Besides the above children, George F. had four daughters. 


246. HumpitrityJ (yo/nfy^ Israel ^^ 'John.,'' A'^al/uuiif.', 
Zoeth^ Henry, ^) born 14, 6, 1780, in Decatur, N. Y. ; ni. 
Estlier, dau. of Abel Sprague, who was born 26, 10, 17S:. 
He owned a farm, and M'orked considerable at house car- 
pentry. Their first four children were born in Washing- 
ton, N. Y. Children: 

i. Sally Ann, b. 29, 9, 1S05; d. :-o, 2, iSoS. 

716. ii. John, b. 17, ir, 1S08; d. 15, /\, 1S67, in Decatur, N. Y. ; m. ist mo., 

1832, Lucrctia Coftin. They had a son and a daughter, the latter hvii;.; 
in 1SS5. 

717. iii. Asa, b. 10, 12, iSio; m 26, 10, 1S31, Eliza Low, of Cherry Valley, X. 

Y. They had three sons and two daughters. Their second son, 
T. C. Howland, joined the army, 3, 8, 1862, and was Lilled at Hatcncr'j 
Run, 6, 4, 1S65. 
7iS. iv. AL'EL, b. 4, 4, 1S12; m. Ann Rice in 1S36. They have had five sori 
and t\\o daughters. 

719. V. WiLLLVM, b. 27, 8, 1814, in Pawhng, N. Y.; m. 27, 7, 1842, Erachie, 2 i 

dau. of Peter and Ann Roseboora, of Westford, Otsego co., N. ^ • 
They had a son born 22, 11, 1S44, d. 19, 4, 1866, of spotted fever, 
who was a young man of unusual promise, and had he lived sLx months, 
with health, would have entered college two years in advance. William 
is a graduate of a medical college, settled in Westford, N. Y., Aug. 
1842, and has continued in the practice of medicine there. 

720. vi. Hiram, b. 27, 10, 1816, in Pawhng, N. Y.; d. 31, 8, 1SS4, at Walerfonl, 

Penn.; m. 1S49, Eliza Titus, of Washington, N. Y. 

721. vii. Si'.MXA, b. 7. 4, i8i9,in Stanford, N. Y.; m. I, i, 1S50, Jane Roseboon), 

in Westford, N. Y., who d. 23, 6, 1850. 

722. viJi. IIi;:.ii'}iKEV, b. 11, 5, 1S20, in Stanford, N. Y.; m. 1S57, Mary Mudge, ('f 

Worcester, N. Y. 

723. ix. Ika, b. 7, 6, 1S23, in Decatur, N. Y.; d, 25, I, 1S26, 

HENRY Rowland's descendants. 199 

2i,^. Jonathan,'' (PrJeq;^ NathanicU^ John,'^ Nafhan- 
iciyZocth- Ilcnry,^) born 14, 7, 1781 ; d. 12, 10, 1841: 
ni. 29, 12, 1803, Lydia Pierce, b. 11, i, 1784, d. 14, 9, 
iSSi. He was a lawyer by profession, and lived and died 
.it CajK; Vincent, Jeflcrson co,, N. Y. Children : * 

i. MATiLDA, b. 19, 12, iSo.].; d. 7, 8, 1S53; m. 27, 9, 1821, John Van 

Slyck, and had a daughter wlio married WiUiam Low. 
ii. Liu.ii'S i\I., b. 23, 2, 1S07; in. Dow Pierce. Lived in Utica, N. Y., in 

724. iii. Peleg, b. 26, 2, 1809. 

725. iv. William P., b. 29, 5, iSii. 

V. Sally IL, b. 12, 8, 1S14; m. Rev. Truman Hill. Lived in Yorkville, 

Canada, in 18S4. 
vi. Roxanxa G., b. 2, 5, 1S16; ni. 1st, Judge Joseph Boyer; m. 2d, James 

F. Starbuck, 
vii. Harkilt J., b. 2, 5, 1819; d. 25, 10, 1844; m. W. W. Hcrrick. 
viii. ELiZABiyrH, b. 29, 8, 1821. 
72G. Lx, Henry S., b. 2, 8, 1824; m. Adelia, dau. of Thompson Smith. Lived 

in Canada in 1884. 
727. X. Frederick A., b. 5, 10, 1829. 


258. Capt. Benjamin,'' {Charles,^ Cool^' John," Na- 
Ihauicl^ Zoeth," Henry, '^) born 10, 9, 1776, in Beekman 
town or in Fishkill, N. Y. ; m. ist, i, 10, 1803, Catharine 
ilagerman, b. 17, 3, 1787, d. 19, 2, 1814, leaving a dau. 
Lavinia Ann, b. 5, 9, 1805, d. 16, 7, 1S21. They moved 
i«> Ponghkeepsie, N. Y., where he followed his trade as a 
carpenter for a time, and afterwards kept a store. He m. 
2d, 6, 4, 1815, Susan Travis,! b. 7, 5, 1797, at Peekskill, 
X. Y. They continued to reside at Ponghkeepsie until the 

* For fv;rther matter regarding Jonathan, see Appendix. 

1 She was ihe youngest daughter of Joseph Travis, whose father Joseph was the first settler of 
re<;J.sV:ill, under a grant from the Patroon Van Cortlandt to him and several others. Both father 
*:><1 $r,n rendered good service to the patriot cause during the Revolutionary war, and Sir Henry 
Clinton, i!ie British commander at New York, offered a reward of £$o for their hc.ids, dead or alive, 
.'cwn.h, J,., offered his storehouses to the covernmcnt, and they were used for storage of army sup- 
i'4!«, fx., until destroyed by fire applied by the hand of the owner, ?3, 3, 1777, under orders from 
^n. McDougal, to prevent their falling into the hands of an armed force of British troops ard ma- 
"nc5, Sent from New York for their capture. 


Spring of 1835, when the}^ removed to New York, and Si\. 
tied in wiiatwas then known as " Greenwich village." I! 
d. 12, II, 1842; she d. 22, I, 1869. The}^ were meml^rr 
of the R.eformed Dutch church. Children (all h. in Poui;';,. 
keepsie except the last tvco, who were b. in New York cii' . 

728. i. James,]). 5, 3, 1816; d. 13, 12, 1SS4. 

729. ii. John TiiAvis, b. 18, 4, 1818; d. 22, 8, 1S21. 

730. iii. Alfred R., b. 7, 4, 1820; d. 5, 4, 1S57. 
731.' iv. William, b. 29, 4, 1822; d. 23, 6, 1875. 

732. V. John Henry, b. 23, 3, 1824; d. 22, 3, 1S72. 

733. vi. JosEi'ii Travis, b. 13, 4, 1826. 

vii. Sarah Elizabeth, b. 10, 10, 1S28; m. 8, 3, 1849, Capt. George W., !kin 
of Abraham and Maria Cooper, b. 15, 3, 1S29. She received her c!- 
ucation in die common schools of New York city, and became a teach-.r 
under the New York Public School Society when she was thirte!..". 
years old. Mr. Cooper was also a teacher in the public schools troi!-. 
1843 to 1S59, with the exception of a few years spent in niercan!i!c 
pursuits. While principal of Grammar School No. 32 he was elcclc' 
finance clerk of the board of education, and held this position until 
the outbreak of the civil war. In April, 1861, he promptly volun- 
teered as a private in the 71st New York Mintia, and was detailed .•: 
Washington as one of the'boat squad on the Baltimore, then engage ! 
in patrolling the Potomac. This steamer took the officers of the Fire 
Zouaves to Alexandria, and Mr. Cooper was present at the time Col. 
Ellsworth was shot, and assisted in preparing and conveying the re- 
mains back to Washington. He was at the first battle of P«ull Ruk. 
In July, 1862, Mr. Cooper took a warm interest in the movement ori;:- 
inated by his brother-in-law, Capt. William Howland, to recruit a rc;^- 
ment cf moral men, and raised a company of which he was comriiis- 
sioned captain in August, 1S62. After the regiment arrived at Wn-sii- 
ington, Capt. Cooper was detailed to engineering duty, and throiii;h 
subsequent orders from time to time, was kept at this branch o.' t!:e 
sernce almost entirely. Though frequently prostrated with typli"''! 
and swamp fever, in Virginia and South Carolina, lie continued at dv.t)' 
until an attack of semi-paralysis, which finally developed into acu^o 
sciatica, compelled his resignation from the service in March, 1S6.V 
After his return and partial recovery, he entered the service of Ilarpcv 
& Bros., and took charge of their school book department. 1 1 c re>idcii 
at Harlem, New York city, in I SS5. They had ch.: i. Sarah Louise, 
b. 24, 5, 1850; d. 3, 7, 1852. 2. George W., b. 17, 10, 1S52; d. 10, 
10, 1S6:. 3. Corneha, b. 16, 9, 1855, in New York city; m. 7, O: 
1877, Edwin Clinton, son of Charles R. and Hester Smith, of Patcii- 
ogue, N. Y., b. 17, 6, 1853, and has: 1, Frank Gerard, b. 21, 7, 1S7S; 
2, Edwin Clinton, b. 13, 8, 18S0. 4. Frank A., b. 7, 6, 1858; d. 22, 
J I, 1876, while a senior iu the college of the city of New York, with 


every promise of a most bnllianl future, — one of the lionor men of 
his clnss, and generally beloved. 5. Louise E., b. 29, 8, 1862; d. 12, 
10, 1869. 6. Edgar H., b. 26, li, i86j; member of the class of '85, 
of Cornell University. 7. Amy Louise, b. 18, 4, 1S70. 

-;^). viii. Lafayette, b. 19, 12, 1830; d. 7, 9, 1837. 

755. ix. Washington, b. 19, 12, 1830; d. 23, 10, 1S31. 

736. X, Edgar Delavan, b. 14, 9, 1833. 

737. xi. Egbert, b. 8, 3, 1836. 

xii. Cornelia, b. 19, 10, 183S; m. 13, 11, 1S66, Capt. George W., son of 
Thomas and Martha A. Cable, b. 27, i, 1840, at East Hartford, Conn. 
He is a manufacturing jeweler. He enlisted as a private in Co. 1, 44th 
Ohio Vols., in Aug. 1S62; served in West Virginia, Kentucky, and 
Tennessee; was wounded at Moorefield, W. Va., in Aug. 1S64. Mean- 
time the regiment had been reorganized as the 8th Ohio cavalry, in 
January, 1864. Mr. Cable passed through all the grades, from ser- 
geant up, and M'as captain of Co. I when the regiment was mustered 
out, 22, 7, 1865. Had ch. : i, Florence L., b. 25, 12, 1S67; 2, Ho- 
mer B., b. 25, 12, 1870; 3, Harry G., b. 12, 8, 1872, d. 17, 12, 1S74; 
4, Elsie May, b. 9, 5, 1S76; 5, George W., b. 24, 4, 187S, d. 20, 8, 


25S. Seneca,"' (C/iar/es,^' Coo/c,^ John J^ Nathaniel^ Zo- 
flli,- Henry }^ born 12, 2, 1780, in Beekman town, N. Y. ; 
lu. Polly Hagerman, a sister of his brother Benjamin's first 
wife, and removed to Danb}^, Tompkins co., N. Y., in 1804, 
lo become agent or manager for J. B. Van W3xk and Will- 
iam and Henry Verplanck, who had bought a large portion 
of the Watkins & Flint purchase on speculation. This land 
was located in Tioga and Tompkins counties. The propri- 
etors failed in their effort, and Seneca assumed their inter- 
ests and undertook colonizing the tract on his own account. 
His wife dying soon after he had become settled in Danby, 
lie m. 14, 12, 1806, Agnes King, dau. of Francis King, of 
Ithaca, N. Y., b. 17, 3, 1788. He was a farmer, and for a 
long time justice of the peace. He d. .16, 7, 183 1, and his 
v.ife Agnes d. 19, 3, 1859. Children: 

738. i. Francis King, b. 15, 9, 1S07; d. 5, 3, 1S7S. 

739- ii- John, b. i, 3, 1809; d. 15, 4, 1835. ^^^ '^^''^^ ^ physician. 
740. iii. James K., b. 8. 3, 1812. 

iv. Harriet Amanda, b. 4, i, 1814. 

V. Lavima Ann, b. 20, i, 1S16; d. 15, 7, 1853. 


741. vi. Charles, b. 13, i, 1818. 

742. vii., b. 20, 12, 1S19. 

743. viii. ^YIl.LIA^r, b. 21, 3, 1827. 

ix. May Jane, b. 30, 10, 1828, in South Danby, N. V.; in. 6, 2, 1840, ( i.-r't 
Lounsbury, of Tioga Centre, N. Y., and had: i, Corncha A., 1). i. 
10, 1S60; 2, Harriet A., b. G, 6, 1S63. The mother and dauf^hii.' 
are members of the Methodist church. Both daughters are graih; Vi 
of the normal school at Cortland, N. Y., and are school teachers. 

258. Jonathan,"' {C/iarlcs,^ Cook,^ Jo/in,^ A^athanic': 
Zocih^ Jlcnry^'^) born 4, 4, 1782, in Beekman to\vn, N. '^■. 
He was a maker of spinning-wheels, and a wood turner : 
was a Quaker, and resided at Pleasant Valle}-, N. Y., o;; 
the post road, seYcn miles from Poughkeepsie. He m. 13, 
10, 1808, Elizabeth Wilbor, b. 29, 4, 1787, d. 27, 5, 1S37, 
at Pleasant Valley. He died 12, 5, 1S50, at HA^de Park. 
Children : 

i. Anna Maria, b. 12, 9, 1809; d. 13, 10, 1S09. 

744. ii. Charles J., b. 16, 7, 1812. 

745. iii. WiLBOK, b. 7, 7, 1813; d. 23, 2, 1S18. 

259. William,'' {Thomas,''' Thomas,^ yaincs,^ Nathan- 
iel^ Zocth,- Ilcnry,'^) born 31, 3, 1775, in Westport, on tlic 
old homestead; d. 22, 8, 1857, in Litde Compton, R. 1. 
He m. 23, 4, 1800, Innocent,* dau. of Charles*^ (William.' 

* Innocent was one of the h.-indsomcst of women, of more thon average height, of full flesh, :it 
seventy-five with a plump, furiowlcss face, complexion as fair as at forty, and with form neatly cl.i.! 
in spotless, wrinklcless Quaker attire, she presented an appearance one would admire and ne\cr 
forget. Her ancestor, Samuel Wilhur, with his wife and three sons, came from England. His wife 
was the daughter of Thomas )'.radford, of Doncaster, in the south part of York co. Thomas lV:id- 
ford was a son of William, of Austerfield, Eng., who had: i, William (father of Gov. William I'.nv!- 
ford): 2, Thomas; 3, Robert, bap. 1 561; 4, Elizabeth, hap. 1570. In his will of i, 3, 1607, he mc-i- 
tions his dau. Ann, wife of S.-'muel Wilbur. Samuel Wilbur was a freeman in tl e colony of Mass.i- 
chnsclts Bay 4, 3, 1C33, admitted into the church i, 12, 1633, and was an assessor of taxes in lio-sto;! 
10, II, 1634. He was disarmed in Roston, 30, 11, 1637, " in conrc jucnce of having been sednci^! 
and led into dangerous error by the opinions and revelations of Mr. Whee!\\ri-;ht and Mrs. Hincb- 
inson." "Having license to depart," he removed to the colony of Rhode Island, and was one of 
the original nineteen settlers on the island of Aqueednecke, as will be seen by the following co:npact: 


vul/ William,^ Samuel,^ SamiieP) and Hannah (Bor- 

:; f Wilbur, of Little Compton, R. I., who was b. 22, 

iSt i777j ''^"^^ f^' ^2» 3' ^856. They were married in the 

" The 7th day of tlie fust month 1638. 
"V' irhr>i5c names are underwritten do here solcmnl)- in the presence of Jehovah incorporate 
. I -.»•.•«» i:itoa liodic rolitick and as He shall help, will stibinit our persons, lives & estates unto 
^-.1 !i>?i! Jcius Christ the King of Kings and Lord of Lords and to all those perfect and most abso- 
, ,v I'vc* of his given us in His holy word of truth to be guided & judged thereby, 

Exod. 24. 3, 4. 
■i " ..-jin Coddington, 2 Cron. 11, 3. 

■ •.•. CUike, 2Kingsii,i7. 

v.. JUT Hutchinson Jr. John Coggeshall, William Aspinwall, Samuel Wilbore, John Porter, John 
'» ■-•.•■d, tdw'd. Hutchinson Jr. Esq. Thomas Savage, William Dyre, Willia Freeborne, Philip 

• >;', John Walker, Richard Carder, William P>aulston, Edw'd Hutchuison Seur. Henrj' 
+ J."alle, his niarke, Randall Houlden." 

\U hyil Brants of land in Portsmoutli in 1638 and 1C40, aiid his name is on the cc iirt roll of fvee- 
« "i: in 1641. He and John Porter, with four others, by deed dated 24, 6, i6fo, purchased of Quas- 
i*,.,;-ch, Kacliauaquant, and Quequaquenuet, a large tract of land known a' the Petaquompscot 
•, .f.':3s<:, now South Kingstown, R. I. Previous to his death he returned to Koston, where his sec- 
■ .:-^ »i;c, Elizabeth, was received into the church, 29, 11, 1645. He died 29, 9, if.50; made his will 
r- t, if-56, which was proved in Plymouth and Taunton. He had a son Samuel who was a com- 

• 1; -ncr from Portsmouth, K. I., from 1656 to 1663, and his name is incntioncd in the charier of 
' .i:'.ri II, 8, 7, 16C3; will dated 70, 8, 1678, proved 7, 11, 1710. Samuel and Ann had: i, Samuel; 
» .^■•■«;>!i, m. Mehitable Doane and settled in Taunton; 3, William (says " The Wilbur Family '") ; 
«. ^'aJrack, settled in Taunton; 5, Sarah. Samuel, son of above, settled in Portsmouth, R. I.; 

» !I-r.ii..h, dau. of John Porter, who was a freeman in Roxbury in 1633, and m. ist, Margaret ; 

^ t-', Hr)iad (i)erhaps Gardner.) Peing a supporter of Wheelwright, he was given "license to 
:»:;.j"t,"' and moved to Rhode Island, where he was one of the nineteen original settlers, as mcn- 
i«--£«J .-.'ovc. He was an assistant and deputy from 1640 to 1604, and held ether prominent posi- 
•' "U 'J'hey had: i, John; 2, William, d. 1710, aged 80; 3, Abigail; 4, Hannah; 5, Elizabeth; 6, 

• •""ctca; 7, Mary. William, who an authority' thinks was a son of Samuel and Ann, but who 

• : ailc was son of Samuel and Hannah, though we find no documentarj' evidence to prove either 

■■''' vd a doubt, m. Martha , and settled iu Little Compton, L. I. They had: i, Mary, b. 1654; 

•. J •v.-ph, b. 1656; 3, John, b. 1658; 4, William, b. 1660; 5, Martha, b. 1662; 6, Samuel, b. 1664; 
;. 1' r.x!, b. iC65; 8, Jonathan, b. t668; 9, Penjamin, b. 1670. Samuel, son of above William and 

^-*i\':u, m. Wood, settled in Little Compton, R. I., and had: i, Martha; 2, Samuel; 3, Will- 

'■ -:. I'. 1^95, d. 1774; 4, Mary; 5, Joannah; 6, Thankful; 7, Elizabeth; 8, Thomas; 9, Abiel; ic, 

>'. >:-:ia!i; ii, Isaac. William, son of Samuel and (\\'ood,) was a physician; m. 20,6, 171 7, Esther 

■'"■'••'''■ *-'i of Little Compton, R. I. (Thomas, called Purge, of Lynn, moved to Sandwich 1634, and 
»•'-- Jnc children. His fourth child, Thomas, m. ist, 164S, Elizabeth Passett; m. 2d, Lydia Gaunt, 

•7 ■«h.<;iMi he had a son Thomas, who settled in Little Compton, B. I., m. Esther , and had four 

'-'-.•T?n. The third child, Esther, m. William Wilbur.) They had: 1, Thomas, b. 31, 5, 1718, 
fi-.'v<f of John Wilbur, leader of the " Wilburite" faction of the Friends' society; 2, Mary, b. 4, 9, 
•'''"• ?■ Esther, b. 6, 5, 1721; 4, Lydia, b. 16, 4, 1723; 5, Samuel, b. 10, 12, 1725; 6, William, b. 
** 7. 1727; 7, Daniel, b. i, 6, 1729; 8, Charles, b. 22, 8, 1732, d. 11, 2, 1810; 9, Esther, b. 16, 11, 
''.<; 5"i Lydia, b. 2, II, 1735; ii, Deborah, b. 29, 8, 1738; 12, Claik, b. i, ii, 1742. Charles, son 

" i'..i3;n and Esther, (he and all his children born in Little Compton,) m. 17, 11, 1757, Hannah 
'"'-*■'" 1 (■•<•<- foct-nnie to sketch of Stephen R. Howland (750,) for Hannah Borden's pedigree,) and 
*-"■•: I, Ruth, b. 30, 8, iji-y. 2, Poidcn, b. 12, 12, 1760; 3, Hannah, b. 2, 12, 1761; 4, Isaac, b. 25, 
«• »;<•$ (wa.s the father of Gov. Philip Wilbur, of Rhode Island); s, Phebe, b. 28, 12, 1764; 6, 
tallies, b. 2>, 8, 1766; 7, Lydia, b. 3, 8, ijbS; 8, Edith, b. 3, 3, 1771; 9, Rachel, b. 29, ii, 1772; 
'->. Llir.iUih, b. 2, 8, 1774; II, Sarah, b. 22, 3, 1776; 12, Innocent, b. 22, ir, 1777, d. 12, 3, 1856, m. 
i^Ujiu Howland (446.) Charles m. ad, 23, 11, 17S0, Hannah Sisson, and had: 13, Mary, b. 8, 9, 



Dartmouili INIonthly IMeeting of Friends, and the followl;;; 
is a correct cop}'' of their certificate, as recorded : 

VVli.UAM IIowLAXD of Dartmouth in the County of Bristol and Couiinonwo:-'. 
of Massacliusetts : son of Thouiiis Ilowland of Dartmouth aforesaid and li'.Vi/.:^':, ■.'':■, 
his wife. And Innocknt Wn.r.oUR daughter of Charles Willjour, of Little Coro;:^-.. 
in the County of Newport, and State of P.hode Island, and Hannah l-.i3 first -.vifc: 
Having declared their intentions of taking each other in marriage, bcfoir^ sevc-' >' 
Monthly IMeetings of the people called Quakers, in the County of Bristol : Accor-l- 
ing to the good order used among them. Their proceedings, after due inquiry anl 
deliberate consideration thereof: were allowed by the said meetings they appeariiii; 
^lear of all others and having consent of parents. Now these arc to certify a',', 
M'hom it may concern that for the full accomplishing of tlicir said intentions thi-; 
twenty-third day of the fourth month in the year of our Lord one thousand ei^hi 
hundred. They, the said William Ilowland and Innocent Wilbour appeared at a 
public assembly of the aforesaid people and others in their meeting-house in Litil- 
Compton, — And he, the said William Ilowland taking the said Innocent Wilbou: 
by the hand did openly declare as followeth : Friends, I take this my friend Inno- 
cent Wilbour to be my wife, promising through Divine assistance to be unto her a 
loving and faithful husband until it shall please the I>ord by death to separate us. 
And the said Innocent Wilbour did ihen and there in like manner declare as f '- 
loweth : Friends, I take this my friend William Rowland to be my husband, pro'v.- 
ising through Divine assistance to be unto him a loving and faithful wife unti! i' 
shall please the Lord by death to separate us, or words of the like imjiort. Ar.'i 
the said William Ilowland and Innocent W'ilbour as a further confirmation thereof 
have hereunto set their hands, she after the custom of marriage assuming the nanr,- 

ot her husband. 


And we whose names are 
consummation of their said 
and year above written. 
David Irish. 
Jeremiah Austin. 
Noah Gifford. 
Clark Wilbour. 
Ephraim Gifford. 
Charles Irish. 
Henry Wood. 
Samuel Bailey. 
Vv'iUiam Allen. 

hereunto subscribed being present v.ith others at Cr.c 
marriage as witnesses thereunto set our hands the day 

Jediah Palmer. 
Ezra Wood. 
Patience Austin, 
Patience Taber. 
Sarah Davonport. 
Bcthsheba Walker. 
Hannah Wilbour. 
Hannah Woodman. 
Isaac Wilbour. 

Daniel Rowland. 
Phebe Peckham. 
Edith W'oodworth. 
Rachel Gifiord. 
Isaac Peckham. 
Elizabetli Austin. 
Martha Gifford. 
Eunice Wilbour. 

The}^ settled in Little Compton, where he was an exten- 
sive fanner, and by carefnl management and economy they 
acqnired a handsome property. The homestead farm was 
located on the west side of what is known as " the West 


r-iad," leading from Fall River to Seconct Point, and about 
;i mile due northwest of the Commons. This farm, was 
inherited by his son Charles. He owned another farm 
.'•bout one half mile further south, which he gave to his son 
jolm B. The third farm (130 acres) of wliicli he w^as pos- 
sessed was at Westport Harbor, and he gave it to his son 
Slc']>]ien R. He was an active member of the Friends' so- 
eiel}', (of the strictest khid,) and highl}'^ esteemed in the 
connnunit}'. ' William, and Innocent died at the old house in 
Little Compton, (where their children were born,) and were 
buried in the Friends' burying-ground near by. Children : 

746. i. Thomas, b. 30, 12, .Soo; d. 8, 4, iSoi. 

747. ii. John Borden, b. 19, i, 1S04; d. — . 

748. iii. Asa, b. 5, 8, 1S07; d. nth mo., iSoS. 

iv. Ann Bordkn, b. 11, 7, 1S09; d. 19, 8, 1809. 

749. V. Charles Wilbek, b. 10, 10, 1S12. 

750. vi. SrKiHEN Russell, b. 7, 5, 1816. 


259. Daniel,'' ( 77/ow^«75,'' Thonias^^ 'Jaincs^'^ Nathaniel^ 
ZocJh^^ JIc7iry,^) born 1784; m. Annie, dau. of Paul and 
Sarah Hathaway, b. 1781, d. 30, 7, 1866. He settled in 
Dartmouth on the farm of his father, the dwelling, in 1885, 
standing on the main road. His children were born and 
he died there. Children ; 

i. Lydia, b. 1S05; m. Benjamin F. Smith. 
751. ii. David M., b. 20, 2, 180S; d. 6, 4, 18S2; m. ist, Oceana, dau. of Will- 
iam and Cynthia White; m. 2d, Ivcbecca A., widow of Lucius Downcs, 
and dau. of Elihu and Lydia (Cheney) Russell.* Had eh. by first 
wife: I. Charles W^, b. 26, 9, 1S32; m. 7, i, 1857, Lizzie S. Allen, 
and has a dau. KUa A., b. 7, 5, 1865. lie is a farmer, residing in 
Dartmouth. 2. Elizabeth A., b. 21, 3, 1834; m. 31, i, 1S56, George 
C. Akin, of Westport. 3. Humphrey D., b. 13, 12, 1837; m. 19, li, 
1874, Abbie A. Ellis, and had : i, Clarence E., b. 7, 12, 1875 ; 2, Helen 
A., b. 31, 10, iSSo. Humphrey worked on the old form until 18, and 
then, like many lads of that day and locality, w ent \v!i;ding. His iiist 

* Klihu and Lydia Russell had: i, Tliilip, m. M:)ry Manchester; 2, Klihu, m. Phebe Daveiipuit; 
3i HeLccca, m. D.wid M. 1 lowland; 4, Eliza, m. Cliailes Boswoilh; 5, Frcd;:ric, d. in iiif.^.nc)'; 6, 
Lydia, in. — Churchill; 7, Francis, unmarried; 8, Emily, m, William H. Reynard, 


voyage was in ship Good Return, in 1855. On the second, he sailc^! 
as 4th mate of bark Coral ; was with this vessel but a year, ihcu 4;); 
mate of bark James a year. Then he went a voyage in sliip Ar.;S, 
from Fairhaven, returning as 2d mate; went a voyage on ship Tainvr- 
lane; then a voyage on bark Arnolda, and again sailed as mate ir. 
1866. In 1S69 he was master of bark John Carver. lie was ohW^^c^l 
to give up furtlier service on account of ill health, and was residing in 
Dartmouth in 1S85. 


260. Joseph,"' {Matthczu,^ Thomas,^ J amcs,'^ Nathaniel? 
Zoeih'' Ilciiry,'') born 27, 4, 1775 ; m. ist, 28, 1, 1801, Deb- 
orah, daughter of Timothy and Lucy Ilowland, b. 13, 5, 
1877 ; m. 2d, 2, 8, 1827, Abigail, dau. of Elihu and Lydia 
Mosher, of Dartmouth. Joseph was of a roving disposition. 
He worked at both house and ship carpentering, lie lived 
for a time in New Bedford ; was steamboating in New York 
state ; was in wScipio, N. Y., where his wafe died, and later 
in Sandwich. In the latter place he was taken sick while 
at work upon a roof, and never recovered. His will was 
dated 1821, when all his children except Allen were alive. 
Children : 

i. EUZA T\I.\Y, b. 5, 5, 1S03; m. Thomas P. Cromwell. 

752. ii. Fkedi-IUCK, b. 2S, l, 1S05; m. Eliza, dau. of Daniel and Eliza Ilow- 

land, and had a dau. Eliza who m. William G. Wood. He was a 
house painter, and afterwards a dentist. 

753. iii. Edward, b. 17, 9. 1S07; d. 21, 5, 1S52; was drowned at sea. He m. 

Mercy Gibbs. 

754. iv. AlXEN, b. 2, 12, iSio; d. young. 

V. C.ATiiARiNi: A., b. 15, 6, 1S12; m. George W. Tigot. 
vi. Dekokau, b. — ; d. — , unmarried. 


260. George,' {Matthcvj,^ Thomas,'' James," Nathan- 
icj;' Zocth-' Ileury,') born 11, 7, 1781, in Long Plain, Fair- 
haven, now Acushnet; m. 29, 9, 1803, Elizabeth, dau. of 
John (264) and Reliance (Shepherd) Howland, who d. 7, 
12, 1806; m. 2d, 26, 4, 1810, Susanna, dau. of Cornelius 

'/. > 





.iiul Rhoda (Wing) liowland. George spent his bo3'hood 
(hivs on his father's farm, which contributed to the strong, 
bt-aUhy physique which he always possessed. The farm 
{\'h\ not satisfy his ambition, however, and at the age of i6 
III' entered the office of William Rotch, Jr., who v/as a large 
.vhipjiing agent of New Bedford. Here he acquired a thor- 
ougli knowledge of this business, whicli he succcssfull}'- 
ccmducted throughout the balance of his life. He soon 
gained the respect and confidence of shipowners, and left 
Mr. Rotch's employ to become his prosperous rival in tlic 
husiness of an ao-ent for vessels enoao-ed in the merchant 
service and whale fishery. His surplus income was at once 
invested in shipping, and his accumulations, afer a gener- 
ous life, amounted to nearl}'- $1,000,000. His name was 
well known in every whaling port in the v/orld.* A ship 
named the George & Susan, for himself and wife, sailed 
many voyages from New Bedford, and was in active service 
in 1885. His office was for years at tlie foot of North street, 
where his sons continued the business for many years, under 
the name of George & Matthew Howland. He was a prom- 
inent member of the Society of Friends, holding for several 
years previous to his death the position of elder. Thougli 
never aspiring to political favor, he was frequently called 
upon to serve the town in various ways, which his excellent 
judgment and business capacity so well fitted him for. His 
name is often found in the town-meeting records. At 
tlie age of 35 he was chosen president of the old Bedford 
Commercial Bank, and he held the position until his death, a 
period of nearly thirt3^-five years. He v/as a great friend 
of and a liberal contributor to the cause of education, es- 
pecially for young ladies, and left b}^ his will quite a sum of 
money for that object. He was a man of strong convictions, 
having a perfect abhorrence of duplicity or deception, and 

' II is said that George Howland came well nigli being cut ofT in his youlli. Tie was detcrmincj 
»'J try his fortune in forci^;n adventure. His clotliinj; was packed up for tlie voyage and placed on 
t>>-'nid the brig Eliza, Jireh Keinptnn master, bound to Spain. A seemingly accidental circunistante, 
and i>cr!iaps better reflection, prevented his going. The vessel went to sea and was neverheard from. 


was ever ready to aid by counsel, or in a more material 
way, those who were striving conscientious!}'' to help their:- 
selves. He died at his residence, and his funeral service, 
held in the Spring Street meeting-house, was largely ai~ 
tended. Children : 

755. i. Ceokgk, b. 8, S, 1S04; d. 8, 10, 1S05. 

ii. Eliza U., b. 27, S, 1S05 ; d. 8, 10, 1S05. 

756. iii. George, b. 20, 10, 1806. 

Children b}' second wife : 

757. iv. Augustus, b. 29, i, iSii. 

V. Eliza, b. 7, 9, 1812; m. 3, 5, 1835, ^^'iHiam H., son of Betsey and Henry 
Chase, of-Salem. Had : i, George, b. 1S36, m. Mary Adams of Phil- 
adelphia; 2, William H., b. 1838, m. Margaret Snell; 3, Caroline II., 
b. 1839, m. Charles Adams, of Philadelphia; 4, Abbot II., b. 1S42, 
m. Augusta ; 5, Eobert II., b. 1845, m. Adams, of Phila- 
delphia; 6, Elizabeth A., b. 1854, m. 1884, George Harder, of Cobks- 
kill, N. Y; 7, Stephen A., b. 1856, never married. Eliza's family 
lived at one time at Union Springs, N. Y. 
75S. vi. Matihew, b. 27, 8, 1814; d. 1884. 

759. vii. Charles W., b. 24, 6, 1816; d. 21, 9, 1816. 

760. viii. Charles W., b. 21, 6, 1817. 

ix. Susan, b, i, 6, 1819; d. 3, 6, 1819. 
X. Susan, b. 31, 10, 1S20; d. 21, 4, 1S21. 

761. xi. Francis, b. 25, 2, 1822; d. 15, 3, 1S23. 

762. xii. Robert, b. 25, 2, 1823; d. in infancy. 

xiii. Susan R., b. 22, 2, 1824; d. 5, 9, 1854; m. 3, 11, 1844, Samuel R., son 
of Samuel and Mary Parsons, of Flushing, N. Y. Had: I, Samuel; 
2, Susan; 3, George II.; 4, John B. 

763. xlv. I-loiiERT B., b. 22, 3, JS26. He settled in Scipio, N. Y., in 1S47. 
XV. Jane W., b. 25, 5, 1S28; d. 20, 5, 1S30. 

xvi. Jane W., b. 19, 8, 1S30; d. 9, 3, 1S33. 
xvii. A son, b. 1832; d. young. 


260. Capt. Cornelius,'' {^Matthcw^^ Thomas^^ 'James,'' 
Nathaniel^ Zocth^ Henry, ^) born 11, 3, 1784, in Long 
Plain, Fairhaven, now Acushnet: m. ist, 7, 2, 180S, Deb- 
orah, dau. of Stephen Kernpton, of Fairhaven, b. 8th mo., 
1787, d. 13, 8, 1834 5 ""•• ^^^' Beulah D. Willis, of .Springfield, 
N. Y. He was a shipmaster, and while ilie embargo was on 


• 1S12 lived at Long Plain. It is said that when the report 
^^:i!C from New Bedford that the embargo was ofl', lie was 
t^ .rking at his mother's loom. He flung the shuttle across 
■ c ildor, and started at once to arrange for another voyage. 
He afterwards lived in Long Plain village, first in "the 
Philip Crandon house"; later he built a house a little 

.:[h of tlicre, on the east side of the road, afterwards 
vv.ncd and occupied b}'' his son Capt. Alexander. He 
'"nnlly lived at Union Springs, N. Y., where he died, 
children : 

i. Caroline, b. 13, 12, i8c8; m. 11, 11, 1832, Seth D., son of Siloo Wil- 
bur, of Raynham, where they were living in 1885. i, Alex- 
ander H., b. 7, ir, 1S33; ni. Ehza White, and had : i, Carrie; 2. Ar- 
thur. They lived in Rockland in 18S5. 2. Silas E., b. 14, 7, 1836; 
m. Emily Leach, of Rehoboth, and had: i, Ida; 2, Helena. They 
lived at North Raynham in 1S85. 3. Cornelius H., b. 5, 11, 1839; d. 
20, 7, 1877. lie did excellent service in the army in 1S61-65, and 
suffered nine months in Andcrsonvillc j^rison. 
•;(<.\. ii. Ai,KX.\NDEK, b. 24, 4, 181 1 ; d. 5, 5, 18S4. 

260. Wing,'' {Maithcw,^ Thomas,^ Jaiiics,^ Nalhanicl,^ 
'/-(n-th^ JTciwy^^) born 23, 8, 1788, in New Bedford ; m. ist, 
•'^s 11, ]8io, Eliza, dau. of Paul and Eliza Wing, wlio died 
•'^d w:as buried at Acushnet (Long Plain) ; m. 2d; 6, 10, 
J^;>5» Rebecca, dau. of Stephen and Abigail Tripp. He 
i:vod in New Bedford, then for a time at Sandwich, and 
•iiierwards at Long Plain, on *' the Bradford Bralc}- place" 
"n Qiiaker lane, where he died, and was buried in the 
» liends' grounds near there. Children : 

'^jy i. Josi;ni Wing, b. — ; m. Abbic Kclley. He wa.s a farmer, living in 
ii. Ha-NNAH Ai.i.iiK, h. 27, 7, 1S13; d. — ; m. Sands, son of Amos and 

Lydia Kellcy, of Rochester, 
iii. ZiLPiiiA WiNC, b. 16, 5, iSsS; d. 26, 10, 1821. 

iv. Mary Wing, b. 19, 2, 1S25; d. 28, 9, 1S56; m. Levi, son of Lcun.Trd 




261. AbnerJ {Cool-,^" TJiomas^" J'amcs,'^ Nathanlti: 
Zocth^ Ilciny^'^) born 18, 10, 1806; m. Sarah Southaril, '.;' 
Basking Ridge, N. J. He died in 1877, at Dansville, Liv- 
ingstone CO., N. Y. Children, born in New Jersc}' : 

i. Hati'IK J., li. — ; m. Vine Bingliani King, of Rochester, N. Y., and a,-, ; 

a son Oscar Henry. 
ii. Matilda S., b. — ; m. Joseph Edgell, of Massachusetts. JIaii: i. 
George; 2, Ilattie; 3, Carrie. They were Hving in Rochester, X. ^ , 
in 1884. 
761. iii. Henry N., h. — ; m. 26,4, 1852, Julia Ann Everett, of Cleveland, f;)hi>. 
Had: I, Henry Le Grand, b. 15, 7, 1853; 2, Minnie, b. 7, 7, 185^ 
d. 14, 9, 1858; 3, Mary Ella, b. 26, 11, 1859. Henry Le Grand w;>.. 
with Edwards Bros., coal dealers, in Cleveland, Oliio, in 1S84. 


262 . John W . ,'^ ( yohn IF. ,^' Thomas ^^ Jaiiics,'^ A^af/iav.icl^^ 
Zoetk^^- Henry, ^) born in Westport ; m. 15, 11, 1811, Sarah. 
Sowle, of Westport. He was a carpenter and farmer aiifl 
lived in Westport, and died on the farm which he had ownco 
and on which he liad Hved many years. The farm was 
afterwards owned by his son, Capt. John W. Children : 

i. Mary, b. 17, 6, 1814; m. 2, 2, 1834, Andrew Lawrence, of Westporl. 

762. ii. Gkorgk W., b. 9, 2, 181 7. 

763. iii. David S., b. 20, 8, 1819; m. 3, t, 1845, ^-^''^'/■^ Allen, of Westport. 

iv. Joan S., b. 10, 8, 1822; m. 9, 11, 1843, Amos Gammons, of Westport. 

764. V. John W., b. 22, i, 1829 ; m. 2d, 9, 6, 1864, Tabitha Gifford, of Westport. 

He was a whaleman, commanded several vessels, and lived for many 
• years in the second house west of Hicks bridge, on the north side ^^i 
the road, in Westport. He sold this place a few years ago, and in 
1885 owned and worked a farm in Dartmouth, on the east side of th'.- 
road near the Horse Neck. 

765. vi. RonERT .S., b. 6, 5, 1831; m. 6, 7, 1858, Jane Allen. 

vii. EuZAr.ETH, b. 11, 6, 1833; ni. 10, 2, 1851, John Lawrence, of Wotpori. 


262. Pardon,"^ {yohn IV., ^ Thomas,^ Jcdiics,^ Nalhau- 
icl^^ Zocfh^ Hcvry,^) born 20, 3, 1792, in V/estport : m. 


,;s{-v Smith, who d. 4, 9, 1871. He was a farmer, and 
■. td and died in Dartmouth. Children : 

i, Nancv, b. 8, 8, 1 81 5. 

ii. Ruth W., b. 10, 10, 1817; m. George Jones. 
-f.6. iii. Rkukf.n S.5 b. 30, 9, 1S19; d. 26, 2, 1S44. 

^67. iv, Ar.NER D., b. 31, i, 1S22; d. 11, 2, 1874; m. Susan R. Grinncll. Had: 

I, Susan A.; 2, Reuben S.; 3, Love A.; 4, Emma A.; 5, Albert A.; 

6, Ruth E.; 7, George AV. ; 8, William F.; 9, W^allace E.; 10, Edna R. 

76S. V. Philip, b. 2, 8, 1824; d. i, 9, 1S62; m. Abby Bumpus, and had a son 

AUeh r. 

769. vi. Solomon, b. 18, 11, 1S26; d. 1SS4; m. Hannah A. Gifford. Had: I, 

Philip G. ; 2, Arthur L.; 3, Emma F.; 4, Chester H. ; 5, Charles E.; 
6, Abby B.; 7, Morris C; 8, Jennie M. G. Only Philip and Morris 
living in 1883. 
vii. EiiZAUK'-H A.., b. 23, 2, 1829; m. James Davis. Had: i, Isaac H.; 2, 
Li/zieA.; 3, William J.; 4, Mary A. E. 

770. viii. William, b. 13, 7, 1832; m. Hannah E. Swifl, and had son William A. 

ix. Rkh):cca S., b. 11, 3, 1835; '"• Charles Butler. 


262. Borden IIazzard,''' {Jo/m IV,^ T/iomas,^ 'J'ajucs,'^ 
Xtilhani'cl,'^ Zoctli,^ Ilcury,^) born 20, 11, 179S, in West- 
port ; m. Abby Maxfield, of Smith Mills, Dartmouth. They 
lived in New Bedford at one time. Children, perhaps not 
in order of birth : 

L Hannah W., b. — ; m. George D.Swift. Had: i, Abbie A., m. 1st, 
Hiram Taylor, m. 2d, Julius Bulchcr; 2, Hannah E.,m. William Ho-.v- 
land; 3, Annie M., m. Henry Redding; 4, Frank H.; 5, George D. 
ii. Ar.liv M., b. — ; m. Washington T. Walker, and had Abbie H., not 

iii. Ann E., b. — ; m. Heniy Snyder. Had: i, Henrietta M.; 2, Walter 
T.; 3, Hettie W. 
771. iv. Jamf.s H., b. — ; d. 10, 9, 1S57; m. ii, 2, 1852, Mary IL Weaver. 
Had: I, Miriam H., b. 27, 5, 1853, m i, i, 1879, Joseph C, son of 
G. B. Peckham, of Westport; 2, AHcc M., b. 7, 4, 1856, m. 2, 10, 
1S78, Thomas \\\ Chase. 

V. Mlhitaulk, b. — ; m. Washington T. Walker. Had: I, Nettie Marin, 
m. Stephen F. Adams; 2, Herbert M.; 3, Charles IT. 

vi, Susan A., b. — ; ni. 26, 8, 185 1, Elias, son of Benjamin F. and Alice 
(Weaver) Terry. Had: i. Charles A. V., b. 23, 7, 1854; m. Lucy 
M. Gushing, and had: I, Grace Gushing, b. 10, 10, 1875; 2, Eihcl 
Alniy, b. 3, 2, 1878; 3, Effie Potter, b. 3, 2, 1S78; 4, Williapi Chauncy, 


b. iSSi; 5, Alberta, b. 1SS3. He is a surveyor of lumber. 2. K.C/ 
ton, b. 21, 4, 1859; a bookkeeper. 3. Susan E., b. 28, 5, iUCy, i 
bookkeeper. 4. Alice Palmer, b. 4, 6, 1867; in High school. 1 ;..: 
was for five years city marshal and afterward superintendent of srr>.-.--v 
in New Bedford, where his children were born, and where all t:.< 
members of his family resided in 1885. 
vii. Makia L., b. — ; m. Washington T. Walker; no children. 


470- I 

263.- Vkkky,'' (C/iarlcs,^ T/wmas,^ Jamcs,^ jVaf/umh-/,^ J 

Zocf/r,'' Henry ■') born 29, 1 1 , 1789 ; m. Tvlary Bowen, whoso | 

father owned a farm where a part of Fall River now is. A | 

certificate of citizenship, signed by the collector of the port | 

of New Bedford, represents Perry as an American seaman, \ 

a^-ed' 16, born in Westport. After his marriage, he lived ; 

for several years near Fall River. In the Spring of 1S14, | 

he, with his family and his father's family, accompanied by I 

Richard Bowen, who married his sister Olive, emigrated to 
Cayuga co., N. Y., and settled in Scipio. Perry's team 
was a pair of horses, which he sold on reaching his desti- 
nation, and soon went to work at his trade of shoemaking. 
After his father's death he bought the homestead, and liven! 
on it the rest of his life. Children : 

i. OUVE Bowen, b. 3, 12, 1809, in Vall River; m. 18, 2, 1S35, at Ledyard, 
N.Y., Timothy B. White. Had: I. Adrian Cory, b. Ii, lo, 1S40, 
at New Brighton, Penn.; d. 27, 3, 187S, at Battle Creek, Mich.; m. 
24, 8, 1S65, at Battle Creek, Sarah H. Brown, and had: i, Charles A. ; 
2, Nellie I\I. \ both living with their m.other, at Battle Creek, in 18S4. 
Capt. Adrian C, served in the 20th Mich. Vol. Inf. in the war of the 
Rebellion. He enlisted as a private, and bravely earned his \\ay 
through the different grades of rank to a captaincy. 2. Adaliuc 
Howe, b. 18, 2, 1843. 3. Lucretia Mott, b. 29, 8, 1845. 4. Samuel 
Ferry, b. 2, 9, 1847; m. 6, 12, 1S75, at Salem, Ohio, Lucy Sharp, and 
had: I, Raymond Howland, d. — ; 2, Clement S. Samuel P. took a 
full course at Eastman's college, Poughkeepsie, N. Y., and has a thor- 
ough knowledge of business. He is associated with his brother Tim- 
othy S., under the firm of Pennsylvania Bridge Works, at Beaver 
Falls, Penn. 5. Timothy Sidney, b. 3, 4, 1852^ m. 8, 6, 1876, at 
New Brighton, Penn., Annie A. Appleton, and had: i, Caroline A.; 
2, Samuel A. 

ii. Adaline C, b. 30, 9, iSii; d. 31, 10, 1831. 

iii. Hannah B., b. 29, 11, 1S13; d. 26, 10, 1845. 


W. Amy Ann, b. 9, 7, 1815; m. E. C. iManchtster, of Dansville, Mich, 
-•7. V. Chari.ks a., b. 8, 4, 1S22. 
--.S. \i. Edwin 1'., b, ?o, 7, 1825. lie is a dentist in ^Y;isllington, D. C. 


263. David,' (C/^a?'/cs,^ ThoDias^^ yamcs,'^ JVathanid^ 
locih^ Jlciiry,'^) born 5, 12, 1792, in Westpvort ; m. 1830, 
Clarissa Fitcli, of Lisle, Broome co., N. Y., b. i6, 2, 
1810. David learned the trade of a shoemaker, and moved 
to Fall River with his parents at the age of 18, and in 18 14 
went to New York state with his father's famil}^ He worked 
at his trade in Aurora, N. Y., where he was postmaster for 
a number of years. Then )ic purchased a farm in Scipio, 
N. Y., on which he resided until his death, in 1864. Mrs. 
1 lowland was the daughter of Joshua and Clarissa (John- 
son) Fitch. Joshua was born in Cambridge, and Clarissa 
Johnson in Stockbridge. Children : 

i. F-UZABETH, b. 25, 3, 1831 ; d. of consumption at the age of 17. 

779. ii. Joshua, b. 2, 8, 1832. He is a trader and speculator. 

780. iii. Bradford, b. 4, 6, 1834. He is a lawyer; practised first in Aubiirr, 

then for ten years in New York city, and in 1S85 in Ravenna, Ohio. 

iv. Lucetxa, b. 18, 2, 1836; d. at the age of 29. 

V. Adaline, b. 21, 3, 18385 m. Leonard Cowan. They resided in Roch- 
ester, N. Y., in 1885. 

vi. RoBY S., b. 15, 2, 1S40; m. W. P. Sisson, a farmer, and a descendant 
of the Dartmouth Sissons. 

vii. Sarah C, b. 15, i, 1842; rn. 18, 2, 1873, Joseph Laing. Had: i, 
]\lyrtle, b. 10, 7, 1875, d. 4, 8, 1875; 2, Fanny, b. 28, 8, 1S76. Mrs. 
Laing commenced tCEching school at the age of 15 years, and contin- 
ued in the work for 16 years. In 1885, tliey n\ ere living on a farm at 
Goodland, Newton cc, Lul. 
viii. Mary, b. 6, 5, 1844; m. Warren Pickens, manufacturer of organs at 
Waterloo, N. Y. 

ix. Annabella, b. 10, 6, 1846. She is an artist. 

X. Emma, b. 13, 5, 1851; d. of diphtheria at the age of 10 years. 

xi. JosKi'HiNE, b. 14, 5, 1853. She is an efficient pianist, and a composer of 
that class of music. 

(See p. 144.) 
264. Resolved,' (y^'//;/,'' yavics,^ Jamcs,'^ IU7fhaii/ci,^ 
^ocih,^ Ilairy,^) b. ii, 9, 1769; m. 14, i, 1796, Patience 


Hathaway, b. 17, 10, 1778, d. 23, 11, 1844. lie was an 
enterprising, prosperous farmer, owning and working a farm 
now known as "the Resoh'ed IIowLand place," at Bliss 
Corner, in Dartmonth, two miles south of New Bedford. 
Here his children were boain and he and his wife died. 
Children : 

781. i. NATiiAMEi,, b. I, 12, 1797; d. 29, 8, 1S65; 111. Lyclia Bliss. 

752. ii. rHii.ii', b. 19, 6, 1799; d. — . 

753. rii. George, b. 5, 10, iSoo; d. iina infancy. 

754. iv. Edward, b. i, 3, 1S02; m. 5^829, Elizabeth A. Rowland (dau. of 272,) 

He was a master-marinei-. living in Dartmouth in 1SS4. Had : i, Rob- 
ert E., b. 1839; 2, James M., b. 1841; 3, Carrie, b. 1S45; 4, Everett, 
b. 6, 10, 1S4S, at the conijr of Madison and Sixth streets, New Bed- 
ford, and in 1SS5 was in 1 'mercantile house in New York city. 

755. V. Calj;1!, b. 24, II, 1S04; d. E'l, II, 1836; killed by a whale; m. 4, 6, 

1829, Sarah Anthony. H;ad a son Caleb. 

756. vi. George H., b. 5, 6, 1806; ;d. 8, 12, 1S25; lost overboard from ship 

Phrcnix, of New Bedford., 
vii. Hannah, b. i, 2, 1809; m. Capt. Warren Rowland (487.) 
viii. Elizabeth, b. i, 5, iSii; d„ 11, 9, 1836; m. i, 9, 1S33, Holder Almy. 
ix. Ann, b. 8, 5, 18 14; d. 26, 9, 3847. 
X. Lydia H., b. 29, 8, 1816; d. II, 9, 1S3S. 
xi. Sarah, b. 3, 2, iSiS. 
787. xii. John, b. 17, 8, 1822; d. 25, 6:, 1S48. 

264. Capt. James, 2d," ( yiJni,^ Jaiucs,^ Jaincs,'^ A^athan- 
icl^ Zoclhi' Jlcnry,^) born 19, 8, 1783, in Dartmouth; m. 
1st, Elizabeth, dau. of Thoniais 13elano ; m. 2d, LucretiaJ. 
Hussey. James began a seafunring life, but, unlike most New 
Bedford bo3's, chose the merchant marine service, in which 
he was a successful captain- Whale oil, however, had a 
charm for him, and later in Kfe he was associated with his 
brother as owner and agent of whaleships. He was for 
many years a director of the tild iNIarine, now First National 
Bank. James was a man of great perseverance, with firm- 
ness and pronounced opinions. The Dartmouth T. R. show 
that he was quite prominent in politics ; was state senator in 
1817-20. He died at his residence, northwest corner of 


>^:iOoi and Sixth streets, New Bedlbrd, where he lived for 
<"V vcars. Children : 

i. Nancy, b. — ; d. — ; m. Wright. 

ii. Ki.lZA, b. — ; d. — , unmarried. 
•kv iii. Jam?:s Henry, b. — ; d. — . 

iv. E.MEiJNE, !:>. — ; m. Corncli. 

V. Catharine, b. — ; d. — . 
vi. CiiAia.DTTE, b. — ; m. W. P. S. Cadwcl). '-^~~ *^ 


2C6. Capt. John,'' ( Wing,^ Jamcs^^ yamcs,'^ KaihanicJ,- 
/.octh^ JFlcnry,^) born 6, 11, 1776; m. ist, 27, 4, 1800, 
I'hobe Kempton, of Fairhaven ; m. 2d, 29, 8, 1812, iMercy 
Nye, of Fairhaven, b. 26, 3, 1781, d. 3, 10, 1861. In early 
'.■\- lie was a master-mariner, engaged in \%haling. Me was 
.-Ucrvrards in the grocery business with Bartholomew Taber, 
Hi the Noah Spooner store, corner of Oxford and IMain 
Mrects, Fairhaven. They \verc extensively engaged in the 
ii'dfishery, ownintr vessels sailinp' from Oxford village 
-hich thejy used for tiiat purpose. They own extensive salt 
v.()rks on Spooner's Point.* As a business man, John was 
• ^•ry tliorough and successful. He retired from the grocery 
'nisincss in 1840, having been there some 20 years. He 
«svo(l just south of the old Nye place, about a mile northeast 
'■f the store. Children : 

7S9. i. ITenky Nye, b. 23, 4, 1S03; d. in 1S32 or '2>2> (l^i'lcfl by a whale) ; m. 

Lois, dau. of Gamaliel Churcli, of Fairhaven. 
ii. PiiEEE Ann, b. 16, 8, 1805 ; m. Capt. Jo^^eph Taber, of Fairhaven. 
790- iii. George W., h. 14, i, 1S06; d. in childhood. 
701. iv. John M., b. 29, 7, iSio. 
/'."'-• V. Thomas Nye, b. 9, 7, 1813; d. 7, 10, 1852 (drov.ncd at sea) ; m. Esther 

Austin, of Newport, R. I. 
vi. Emh.y S., b. 26, 8, 1814; m. 12th mo., 1834, Jonathan Eournc, of New 

Bedford, b. 25, 3, 181 1. Had: i. Emily H., b. 7, 10, 1835. 2. 

Anna G., b. n, 7, 1S38; m. 29, 12, 1S63, Thomas G. Hunt, of New 

Bedford, and had dau. Emily ]]., b. 2, 11, 1864. 3. Hannah T., b. 10, 

■ i>vinet s Point was the western e.vttemity of wliat iu 18S5 was the town fai.'ii of I'.-iirhavcn. It 
•-!• torrorrly o-.vned by No.ih Spooner, and Liter by Wiug, father of the .ibove Capt. J^ihr. HowL'-nd. 


9, 1840; m. 2, 2, 18S2, William A. Abbe, and resided in New BedffHcj 
in 1884. 4. Helen C, b. 18, 12, 1S42; d. in infancy. 5. Hc'.ca 
C, b. 13, 4, 1S44; d. S, 5, 1879-, ni. 4, 3, 1875, William A. ALhe, .,.' 

Boston. 6. Elizabeth L., b. 14, i, 1849; ni.4, 3, 1875, Henry I'cnrcc, i 

of I'rovidence, R, I., and had: i, Henry, d. in infancy; :•, Helen A ; I 

3, Henry, b. 26, 12, 1879. 7. Jonathan, b. 23, 2, 1S55. Jonathan, Jr. | 

was educated at a private school and the Friends' academy in New licii- |. 

ford, and [graduated at Harvard college. He studied law in Portlanri, | 

where he was practising in 1885, at which time he was representing f 

Portland in the Oregon legislature, serving in the honorable posiUi.n * 

of a member of the judiciary committee. I 

793. vii. George W'., b. 16, 8, 1815; m. Hester, dau. of Gershom Cox, of Hal- | 

lowell, Me., sister of Capt. James V. Cox, mentioned below. 'I'hov |- 

had a dau. Eliza W., and an adopted son Frank T. He was for many I 

years a merchant in New Bedford, and afterwards owned a delightful 'l 

place on Acushnet avenue, in that city, having extensive cold graper- | 

ie.s, Sec. They were prominent mem.bers of the County Street M. Il, § 

church in New Bedford. f 

viii. Mercy Nye, b. 19,6, 1817; d. 16, 12, i860; m. Capt. James V. Cox, f 

who was a successful whaling master. He v/as in the New Bedford J 

custoni house for several years. They lived in Fairhaven, where be I- 

died in 1SS5. l- 

Hon. Jonathan Bourne's birthplace is in the town of t 

Bourne, (incorporated 1884 and named for him.) He was 1 

reared on the farm of his industrious father, and was edu- | 

cated in the pubHc schools of his native place.* Having .'i f 

desire for mercantile life, he came to New Bedtbrd at the | 

age of 17? tind entered upon a successful commercial career, I 

which has continued uninterrupted till the present time. In I 

1838, he became interested in the whale fishery, and sold | 

out the business he had conducted on Union street, under | 

the Mansion House, to his brother-in-law, George W. ITow- I 

land. He then became agent for whaleships, having an I 

office at his old stand under the Mansion House until 1848, | 

when he moved to the stone buildincj on Merrill's wharf, I 

♦Jonathan Bourne was a son of Jonathan (and Hannah Tobey) Bourne, who was a descendant c. £ 

Thomas Bourne, b. 1503, d. 166.^. Thomas was in Plymouth in 1637, and early settled in Nfarsh- jj 

field. He m. Eli/.abeth , who d. 7th mo., ifJ6o. They had six children, and their only son John, § 

b. — , d. I2th mo., 16S4, lived in Marshfield, and m. 18, 7, 1643, Alice Bi.sbec, Vv'ho d. sth mo., ifS''. g 

John and Alice had seven children. v 

It is not unusual to place in genealogies, sketches and likenesses of some husbands or wives of V 

members of the family. It was only after repeated solicitation on my part, however, that Mr. I'.ourr.e g 

withdrew his objections to having his portrait placed here. ^ 




shfrre he is at the present time, 1885. B}'- close application 
•- ^iusiness, and devotion to the interests of the owners of 
• t -.mjIs which wore placed in his charge, he became one of 
; c largest, if not the largest owner and agent of whaling 
' 'inafc in the world. Neilher the decline in the whale 


; '.hery, the war of the Rebellion, nor the privateers of those 
rv5, cai! .cd him to retreat, but he pressed forward with 
•. \K)r, overcame, was victorious, and has done a good busi- 
r.'.^s in this line ever since. lie served ten j-ears as state 
i!' rector of the Western (nov; Boston & Albany) railroad; 
'i^a.s early chosen a director of the Merchants' National, and in 1876 its president, an office which he still 
liolds. He is president of the Bristol County Mutual Fire 
Ins. Co., president of the Bourne Mill near Fall River, 
{.1 cotton mill named for him,) and holds various offices of 
irust and responsibility. In politics, Mr. Bourne v/as first a 
Whig, and has since been an ardent Republican. • He was 
Jive successive 3'ears alderman of the city of. New Bedford, 
has been four times a member of the national Republican 
convention, and in 1885 had been a member of the govern- 
or's council for a year, and was. on his second 3^ear. A 
good share of Mr. Bourne's large income is cheerfull}^ given 
to' public and private charities. 


267. Abner W.,^ {Timothy,^ James,^ Javics,^ JVat/ian- 
'f'/,^ Zocih^ Hcnry^^ born 14, 6, 1782, in Dartmouth; m. 
'■•^t, Susan, dau. of Ichabod Shearman; m. 2d, 9, 8, 1809, 
Klizabeth, dau of Eld. Arnold and Elizabeth Bliss, b. 24, 
5' 1787? d. 20, 5, 1856. He lived, and probably died, at 
the corner of Sixth and School streets. New Bedford. Chil- 
fiien (all born in New Bedford) : 

i. Susan IvUSSFLI., b. 6, i, 1S07; d. 29, 4, 1S3S; m. 1828, Perry nrowncl!, 
of New Bedford. 

Children by second wife : 



794. ii. Rums, b. — ; m. lluth Tabcr, and had eight children. They live-i, j» 

one time, in San Francisco. 
. 795. iii. Frf.i.eutc p., b. 28, S, iSii ; m. Sarah C Marvel, of I'airhaven. I.ivt4 

in Boston in 1SS4. 
796. iv. Edwart) D., b. 27, 7, 1S13; m. 3, 10, 1833, Emcline Case, and h:-* 

Bessie C, who ni. J. W. Brown.' Edward died, and his widow w.l^ ja 

San Francisco in 1884. 
707. V. \ W., b. 12, 12, 1S15; m. 3, 6, 1845, Sally Cushinan, of Dan- 

nioiith, ajid resided in New Bedford in iS8^. 
vi. Content D., b. iS, 11, 1817; m. 3, 6, 1845, Henry A. Wady, of New 

Bedford, where they lived in 1SS4. 

798. vii. Elisiia D., b. iS, 11, 1S17; d. 28, 6, 1880; m. 1st, 1839, Sarah B. Cook; 

in. 2d, 1S54, Sasan Nealy, of South Berwick, ]\Ie. 

799. viii. Charles 11., h. 9, 9, 1821; d. i(3, 10, 1S22. 

268. Capt. V/arren,'' ( Warren,^ James ^^ James, ^ ]Va- 
Ihanicl^ Zocth^ Hcn7'y^') born in Dartmouth ; m. 6, 5, 1S29, 
Hannah, dan. of Resolved and Patience (Hathawa}'') How- 
land, g. d. of John (264,) b. 1,2, 1809, in Dartmouth, She 
was living on the south side of Clark's Cove road, near Bliss 
corner, in that town, in 1S85. He commanded Avhaleships 
from New Bedford, and was afterward well known in the 
ice business. He built the house referred iC) above, and 
died there. Children : 

800. i, George W., b. 3, 2, 1S32; m. Hannah R. Hasldns, of Myrickville; no 

ii. Alexander A., b. 4, 2, 1S34; d. 28, 11, 1S34. 
iii. Elizabi:th A., b. 17, 2, 1S37; '"■ George F. Parlow, of New Bedfors, 

who has been for many years a successful photographer. Had: i, 
■ Annie, b. 20, 2, 1865; 2, Florence E., b. 10, 5, 1S66; 3, Harry B , !•. 

— ; 4, Rosalie, b. 11, 9, 1872. 

801. iv. John, b. 21, 6, 1839; d. 23, 10, 1S65. 

V, Walter S., b. 25, 7, 1S41; m. ist mo., 1873, Mary A., dau. of Rev. 
Isaac H. and Emily E. (Searles) Coe, of New Bedford, b. 14,4, 184?. 
Had : I, Walter Everett, b. 9, 1 1, 1873; 2, Ruth Emily, b. 12, 2, 1S75; 
3, Sarah Warren, b. 5, 4, 1878; 4, Isabel, b. 26, 4, 1880. Walter S. 
was in the whaling service, was an officer in the navy in the late «rr, 
and was a lieutenant in the U. S. revenue service in 1SS5, at which 
date his family resided in New Bedford. 

802. vi. Alexander A., b. 28, 6, 1S43; d. 24, 11, 1S84; m. Amandn. Eogardus, 

of New York city, and had three children who died young, 
vii. Anne, b. 17, 9, 184S; d. i, 9, 1852, 

'f ^C:^' 



I'roui i'lioli). hy C.iffKrd, N\-w Bedluril. 




270. Capt. Jonathan,"^ {JJov.aihan,^' yanics,^ Javies,^ 
Xothankl^^ Zocth? Henry X) born 17, i, 1793, in Dart- 
tiiouth ; m. ist, 13, 9, 1823, Elizabeth, dau. of Latham and 
Dfborah Cross, who d. ii, 8, 1834; ''^''- ^d, 26, 3, 1837, 
Sarah A., dau. of Latham and Deborah Cross, who d. 22, 
6. 1868. When Jonathan was about five years old the fam- 
ily moved to New Bedford, which continued to be his home 
till iiis death, which occurred 30, 11, 1882. At an early 
age he went with his father coasting, to the Kennebec river, 
Maine. This was the commencement of his career as a 
sailor. Later on, he made several voj^ages to Europe in 
ihe capacit}- of officer and master, after which he engaged 
in the general coasting trade. For man}^ years he was em- 
ployed by parties holding government contracts, and also 
hy the U. S. government direct, to deliver supplies to the 
lighthouses on the Atlantic and Gulf coasts, which business 
fu* relinquished about 1854, ^'^^^ retired from active service 
lu enjoy the fruits resulting from a life of industry and fru- 
g.ility. He was a pensioner of the war of 18] 2. when he 
.HTved in an infantr}^ company raised b}' Capt. Nelson in 
New Bedford. Capt. Jonathan had deep religious convic- 
tions, a strong will, was punctilious in all his dealings, be- 
neficent, and ready to aid a vrorthy cause b}^ both time and 
inone}-. He was a worthy and exemplary citizen. lie 
joined the North Christian church* in INIarch, 1842, and on 
,Kni. 1st, 1871, transferred his membership to the Trinitarian 
t'hurch, remaining with it till his death. Of the following 
children, none ever married excepting Jonathan. William 
C was drowned near Palmer's Island, in New Bedford har- 
•x^r. Children : 

^3- i. RoDOLMius, b. 2S, 2, 1S24; d. 4, 8, 1824. 
^- ii. Fakius 11., b. II, 4, 1S27; d. 20, 6, 1839- 
^5- iii- J 'NATHAN, b. 13, 3, 1 83 1. 

'■'' fi'^t mccting-housc built by the Christian denomination in New Bedfoni, and rrobahly in 
■ "• •-"Kl'iid, was built by Jonathan Howland (father of the above Capt. Jonatlian) in i Soft, en 
•» »-WJc »tre«t, at the liead of Sixth, in that city. This is now the Middle Street Christian church. 



806. iv. RonoLPiius C, b. 24, 5, 1S34; d. — . 

Children b}'' second wife : 

807. V- William C, b. 8, 3, 1838; d. 22, 5, 1852. 
.808. vi. Tarris H., b. 19, I, 1840; d. 7, 12, 1862. 

809. vii. Silas H., b. 26, 4, 1842; d. 3, 10, 1867. 
viii. Eliza, b. 23, i, 1844; d. 7, 5, 18S0. 


270. Capt. Wili.ia:\is,'^ {Jonathan.,^ Ja/iics,^ Jawcs,^ 
N^aihanicl^ Zoeth^ Ilcnjy^^) born 20, 10, 1804, in New 
Bedford; m. jst, i, 5, 1S32, Mary R., dan. of John and 
Lavinia Wood, of New Bedford, b. 19, 9, 1812, d. 2, 6, 
1845 ; m. 2d, 3, 10, 1849, Sarah Phillips, dan. of John 
and Margaret (Evertson) Nitchie, of New York city, b. 21, 
12, 1819, d. 24, I, 18S4.* Williams early began a seafarinL; 
life, soon arose to the office of commander, and became 
financially interested in shipping. He was noted for the 
extraordinary good fortune and success which attended his 
career on the ocean. Although he was captain at a very 
early age, and made many voyages to all parts of the world, 
yet he never lost a ship, nor even met with any serious ac- 
cident. After building the Sea Serpent, a remarkable ves- 
sel for her time, in point of size and sailing power, and 
commanding her three voyages to China, he abandoned 
the sea finally. From 1854 until a short time before his 
death, he was one of the most prominent and highl}' re- 
spected shipping merchants of New York city. From thai 
year, also, he was a permanent resident of Brooklyn, L. I. 
His remains are interred at New Bedford. Children : 

*John Nitchie, son of Michael and Sophia, of Dresden, came to New York about the middle 
of the last century. He m. Elizabeth, dau. of John Slidell, in New York, 12, 6, 1774. His counirj' 
seat was at Mamaroneck, and his city residence on Broad street, not far from where the Stock 
Exchange now stands. His son John, b. 14, 12, 1783, was one of the most scholarly men of his o.iy 
in New York. He graduated with hlgVi honors from Columbia college, and was admitted to the bar 
at the age of twenty. He served in an exemplary manner on the board of ?.Idermcn of New York 
city, and in the war of 1812 he was particularly active in devising those means of defence by which 
New York was protected from hostile invasion. He was made treasurer of the American Bible t-O- 
cicty in 1826, holding the office until his death, 3, i, 1838. 



From I' b.v If. W. Suiitl), .New Be<irc>iil. 



i. Angeijnk, b. 19, I, T834; d. at bjrtb. 
ii. Marv Williams, b. 15, 7, 1S37; d. at birth. 

iii, HORATIA Anna, b, 23, 7, 1839, on board ship Horatio, in the Indian 
ocean ; m. Gideon Allen, Jr., of New Bedford, iv. Francis Hathaway, b. 12, 5, 1842. 
Jn. V. Angelo, b. 10, 5, 1S45, in New Bedford. 

Children by second wife : 

512. ^^. Williams, b. 24, 10, 1S50, at Portsmouth, N. H. 

vii. Sarah Phillips, b. 24, 10, 1S50, at Portsmouth, N. H. 

513. viii. George \Yashlngton, b. 22, 2, 1S55. Living in Brooklyn, N. Y., in 18S5. 

■ 494- 
270. Capt. CiiARi.KS F.,' {yojiaf/ian,^ yanics,-' ymnes,^ 
XnihanicI^ Zocih^ Henry ^^^ born 19, 10, iSoS, in New 
Bedford. He married Charlotte, daughter of Stukele}^ 
and Elizabeth Himes, who was born in M^ickford, R. L, 
and had brothers and sisters as follows : Joshua Vaughn, 
John C, Alexander Steward, Mary Gardiner, Martha 
Congdon, and Elizabeth Vaughn. They were married in 
New Bedford, where they have always resided. Capt. 
Howland was born on Water street, at the head of Comip-er- 
cial. He was educated in the public schools of the then 
village. He early gratified a desire to follow the seas for a 
livelihood, and at 17 3'ears of age made his first voyage on 
the brig Indian Chief. He was afterwards in the ships 
George Porter, Emerald, Hope, and South Carolina, on 
which he passed through the dilTerent grades of subordinate 
offices. The above voyages were made in the South At- 
lantic from New Bedford. His next voyage was in com- 
mand of ship William Baker, of Warren, R. I, ; then he 
was in the ship Atlantic, from Warren ; then two voyages 
'n ship Lion, from Providence, R. I., and his last voyage 
W'as in ship Courier, from New Bedford. He retired from 
the service in 1855. Since then he has acted as agent 
for V/illiam Crosby, of Talcahuana, and also for the Chili 
Whaling Co., of Valparaiso, in the purchase of vessels and 
other materials for use there. Capt. Howland has always 


enjoyed the respect and confidence of those for v>]i.-.;., 
has sailed, and of the citi;^en.s of his native place, lie i.^.^ 
a pleasant home at io8 Fourth street, where he has resid-i 
for twent3'-one years, and is enjoying the fniits of an i:idu». 
trious, upright life. Children : 

814. i. Henry A., b. 6, 12, 1831 ; m. 24, 8, 1870, in Valparaiso, Chili. Hvi 

I, Charlotte Emma, b. 25, 10, 1870; 2, Edith Theresa, b. 24, 10, li,"!^ 
He was for a time in the whaling service from New Bedford, i>tkj 
master of ship Midas one voyage. He afterwards sailed from \'i!;.i. 
raiso, and later was given charge of the Chili Whaling Co. He n«ct.'. 
to Valparaiso in 186S. | 

ii. EiMMELlNE, b. 5, 3, 1839; d. 12, 12, 1883, and is buried in Rurcl ce:i r- | 

tery. New Bedford; m. 13, 5, 1862, Edwin Dews. Major Dc»v>., ;. I 

23, I, 18.40, is son of George and Mary Ann Dews, of Horbury, tii;. f 

land. At ten years of age he engaged in newspaper trade in Nc« I 

York city, continuing in that business till April, 1 861, when he e::- | 

listed inJCo. B, 9th New York Vols., (Hawkins Zouaves,) with wlii-..'i I 

he served two years. He subsequently joined the 3d Mass. Hea-.v | 

Artillery, remaining with it until the close of the war, when he h:', '. | 

the rank of captain and brevet major. After the war he d i-i i, 

the book and stationery trade in New Bedford, ^^•hich he v«'as ccr.dui:'.- ": 

ing in 18S5. He has served the city of New Bedford as a member ^f t 

both branches of the city council, on the school committee, water t 

board, and board of trustees of the Free Pubhc Library, etc. * 

iii. Emma Frances, b. 20, 9, 1S41 ; d. 24, 10, 1S43. I 

815. iv. Ed\yard C, b. 16, 7, 1845; d. 18, 8, 1869. He was at one time in the | 

foreign merchant service, subsequently in business in San Francisco, I 

Cal., and died in Lake Valley, El Dorado co., Cal. | 


271. Capt. Jacob A.,''' (Z>az'/d,^ yamcs^^ 'James ^^ Ka- 
thanicU^ Zocili^^ JIc)i7'y,^) born 17, i, 1814, on the old 
homestead in Dartmouth, which is referred to in the sketch 
of his father. His education was a meagre one, furnished 
by the countr}' schools of those days. At the same time he 
helped on the old farm. All this signified much work, very 
little play, and little learning. Possessing in early 3'outii a 
purpose to do something and be something, he entered the 
whaling service with this at the age of twent3'-one, raj^idly 
rose throurrh tlie difierent <{rades of ofiice, and attained the 

.*??v ';^^ ■ 


From Photo, liy Doain', New Be.lford. 



.r.mniand of a vessel in nine years. Very few wlialing 
- 'vU-rs have seen more service, or been more successful 
' ..n Capt. Howland. His voyages were as follows : ist, 
x'.-t) George Porter, sailed 26, 7, 1S35 > ^d, ship Good Re- 
•.,.ra, 20, 5, 1836; 3d, ship America, 9, 7, 1838; 4th, ship 
Cicero, 20, 7, 1840; 5th, same ship; 6th, captain of same 
«hip, 2, 7, 1844; 7th, same ship, 10, 9, 1846; 8th, bark 
Knileavour, 26, 10, 185 1 ; 9th, bark Margaret Scott, 2, 8, 
tS55 ; lOth, bark Pacific, 15, 6, 1859; nth, ship AVilliam 
Thompson, 17, 3, 1863 ; 12th, ship Commodore Morris, 10, 
?, 1865; 13th, same vessel, 12, 5, 1868. In 1871 he took 
*hip Trident- to Honolulu, and in 1877 the Jacob A. How- 
I.ind to Talcahuana, both vessels for other captains to take 
.It those ports. His longest voyage was nearl}^ three years, 
in ship Pacific, in the Northern Pacific ocean, the catch 
.^mounting to 4200 barrels. A large part of the time from 
1S35 to 1875, Capt. Howland spent upon the ocean. The 
lark named for him was built in 1877 for Vv . C. N. Swift, 
for whom he had sailed a number of voyages. The captain 
has a fine painting of the vessel in his parlor. His success 
as a whaling master is due to his courage, energ}^ and 
?-''»und judgment. He is one of that class of Howdands that 
must be bus3\ He joined the North Christian church in 
1-^59, and has been its treasurer since 1881. Capt. How- 
'and has owned and resided in the house 175 County street, 
New Bedford, since 1863. He was married in New^ York, 
^3» 8, 1846, b}'- Thomas Lyell, rector of Christ church, to 
^^usan W., dau. of Thomas I\I. (son of Philip, of Dart- 
f'^outh) and Mary C. (dau. of Benjamin Collins, of Dart- 
r^iouth) Allen, b. 19, 10, 1819. She has been a member 
ot the North Christian church man}' years. Children : 

S>6. i. e., b. 29, I, 1 851; d. 10, 2, 1852. 

*>I7- "• J051N J., b. 15, 3, 1S55, in New Bedford; m. 14, 11, 1S83, Annie 11., 

dau. of Nathaniel P. and Elizabeth A. Gray, b. 20, 8, 1S61, in Fall 

River. lie was living in New Bedford in 1SS5. 



272. William S.," {NathanicU^ Joscj^h,^ George^* .Vj. 
thanicl,^ Zocth^ Henry, ^) born 12, 5, 1804, in Dartmouth; 
m. 5, 2, 1829, Maiy P., dau. of John and Mehitable (Alien; 
Cornell, b. 29, 3, 1808. Children: 

818. i. Nathaniel, b. 29, i, 1S31; m. 20, 11, 1S56, Hetty, dau. of Tucker \u'. 

Mehitable (Cornell) Smith, b. S, 24, 1S37. Had : i, Nalhaniul, \:. s^ 
10, 1S58; 2, Elizabeth S., b. 29, 10, 1S64; j, George H., b. 25,8, i}j<j4. 
iL Elizabeth S., b. 27, 9, 1S3S; m. Aimer Smith. 

819. iii. Edward R., b. 2, 12, 184 1. 

iv. He'ITY C, b. 26, 4, 1844; m. Peleg Shearman. 


277. Rodney,'' {Isaac,^ Benjamin,^ Isaac,"^ Benjamin? 
Zocth^ Henry, ^^ born 26, 6, 1794, in Dartmouth; d. 5, 11, 
1870, in New Bedford; m. 21, 11, 1822, Sally 
Paissell, b. 15, 12, 1800, d. 2, 8, 1879. ^^^^t of his liU- 
was spent on a farm in Dartmouth, Children, all born on 
Smith's Neck, Dartmouth, except the last two, who were 
born in New Bedford, on Seventh street: 

i. Eliza Jane, b. 12, 5, 1825; m. Capt. Peleg S. \Ying, who was born in 
Dartmouth, and was a successful whaling master. 

ii. Mary Davis, b. 21, 5, 1827; d. ir, 11, 1861; m. 6, 9, 1856, Capt.vrill- 
iam II. Salter, b. in New Hampshire, and d. in Peterborough, tlut 
state. He was a prosperous whaleman from New Bedford. 

820. iii. Thomas E., b. 5, 5, 1829; d. 16, 5, 1848. He was killed by a wba'e 

on his second voyage. 

821. iv. Hf.nry Clay, b. 21, 2, 1S31. W'as a house painter in New Bedford in 

V. LUCKETIA, b. 14, I, 1S33; m. 20, 8, 1855, Capt. Edward Howland. 

822. vi. George Eddy, b. iS, 9, 1835; ^- ^» 4> '^57' *^" board bark Nye, of 

which he was 2d mate, and was buried at St. Helena. 
vii. Sarah A., b. 22, 5, 1837. She resided in New Bedford in 1SS4, unm. 
viii. RE13ECCA Church, b. 22, 5, 1S37; m. 18, i, 1S77, Capt. James S. Fisher, 
a whahng master sailing from New Bedford. They resided in Pai- 
mouth in 1SS4. 

823. ix. Samuel Russell, b. 24, 9, 1839; m. ist, 18, 5, 1S62, Pollie Potter, who 

died at Eayal, 28, 6, 1877 ; m. 2d, 17, 6, 1879, Lizzie Potter. He has 
been master of whaleships from New Bedford several voyages. 



.'-7. Capt. Thomas,''' {Isaac, ^ Benjamin,^ Isaac,'^ Bcuja- 
..r-iti,-^ Zocth,- Hcury,^') born 26, 8, 1799, in Dartmouth ; m. 
}yt, Elizabeth, dau. of Gilbert Ilowland (296) ; m. 2d, Judith 
i.-Mvis. He was a prosperous whaling master, sailing from 
Xtw Bedford, and living in South Dartmouth village, where 
iic died. Children : 

8^4. i. Thomas Hknry, b. 22, 5, 1S31; d. about 1S40. 

ii. Elizabeth Horton, b. 20, 5, 1S33; m. 6, 8, 1S55, Sylvaiider Hutchin- 
son, of New Bedford, where he is a respected citizen, was many years 
master of a grammar school, and was engaged for a number of years 
in the book and stationery business. Had: i, EUzabeth Rowland, b. 
7, 12, 1856; 2, Henry Sylvander, b. 9, 10, i860; 3, Frank Thomas, 
b. 3, 9, 1863, d. 21, 6, 1S64; 4, Harriet Eliza, b. i, 3, 1S66. 

Children by second wife, perhaps not in order of birth : 

iii. Mary Ann, b. — ; m, 1859, William Gifford, a ship carpenter. Had: 
I, Julia C, b. 1871; 2, Susie B., b. 1S75. They resided in New Bed- 
ford in 1 884. 
825. iv. Thomas Davis, b. — ; m. 1S75, Susan Bosworth. He is a shipmaster 
in the merchant service. 
V, Julia Almv, b. — ; not married. 
S:!6. vi. Humphrey, b. — ; m. 1874, Eydia Smith; no children. He is a ma- 
chinist, and resided in Taunton in 18S4. 
S27. vii. Isaac Cuask, b. — ; m. 1878, Mary Ann Wilbur. Had: i, Fannie W., 
b. 1879; 2, Herbert, b. 18S3. They resided in Fall River in 1SS3. 
viii. Eleanor Sherman, b. — ; not married. 


282. lion. Abraham Ii.,'' {Weston,^ Ahraha)n^^ Isaac,'^ 
P'Ciijamin^ Zocth^ Henry, ^^ b. 2, 3, 1802, in New Bedford ; 
in. Mehitable, dau. of Reuben and Russell. The fol- 
lowing appeared in the Evening Standard, of New Bedford, 
regarding him : 

This well known citizen and merchant died last evening, at the age of 65 years, 
at his residence on County street, opposite Hawthorn street. He has been nearly 
•"U his life in commercial pursuits, beginning as clerk, and afterwards going to sea 
•■••nd rising to be master, and owner in part of the ships he sailed in. He made two 
voyages in Mhalers. He was a man of much energy, of unconnnon sagacity in 
husiiR-ss, quick to perceive the right course to be taken, and persevering in canyi.ig 

H C 


it out, Ey his exertions and abilities he amassed a handsome fortune, h:.\ir.r ; <»i 
menced life with limited means. He was a meml:)er of the Massacliusctts Ho.v 
Representatives from 1844 to 1S47, ^^^^ occupied an influential position en t: c . ■. 
mittee on mercantile affairs. On the organization of our municipality und<.r a t > 
charter, in 1S47, he M'as elected mayor, and was retained in that responsible jm:;. 
for five years. He v/as for many years a veiy active member of the fire depirv. - 
and once, by his energy and public spirit, saved this important branch of o-,;r . 
tui ions from fatal discords. His interest in the department was always ui'j':.i- 
He was at one time a director of the Western railroad, [now Boston and .\!!..;- . 
and had been a very influential member of the board of directors of the New 1; 
ford Gas Light Company ever since it was formed. He had recently united will; i. r 
Friends, of v>hich he was a birthright member. 

Children : 

i. Abigail, b. — . 
ii. Hannah, b. — . 

828. iii. Aia^AHAM H., b. — . He was mayor of New Bedford in 1875-6, and J. jj 

held, and still holds, various offices of trust in the above city, wh<-.:c 
he resides. He has for some years occupied the highest office in tit- 
Masonic fraternity in the state. 
iv. Alice, b. — . 

829. v. HOK.\CE G., b. — . He resided in New Bedford in 1885. 
vi. Mary, b. — . 


282. Capt. WiELiAM P.,"' (^Weston,^ Abraham,^ haa>\* 

Bcvjamin^ Zocth^ Henry ^^ born 19, 10, 181 2 ; m. 8, ic. \, 

1838, Hannah, dau. of George and Elizabeth Hathaway, (>; 1 
Fairhaven, b. 26, 7, 1817. Their children were born ii; 
New Bedford and Fairhaven. Later the family resided iv' 

Brooklyn, N. Y., wliere Capt. Howland died. He was j 

buried in New Bedford. William P. was educated in tht | 

public schools of New Bedford, at a private school, and thf , 

Friends' boarding-school at Providence, till at the age ('! * 

14 years he went as cabin-boy with his brother Abraham. ^ 

who commanded a vessel Irom Baltimore in the merchant \ 

service. At the age of 26 he was given command ot •'• | 

vessel to Gottenburg. The next year he commanded shr,' | 

Franklin, on a whaling voyage in the Pacific ocean. 1- I 

1842 he commenced tlie business of agent for whaleslup^- i 

with an office in Parker's Block. He was afterwards in \'><- \ 


5hip chandlery business at the foot of Walnut street. In 
the earl}' years of petroleum he purchased largel}', shipping 
much of it to California. He was trustee of the New I3ed- 
ford Institution for Savings, a director of the INIerchants' 
National Bank for several 3'ears, and was a very active 
member of the school committee. He v/as an elder of the 
Friends' societ}^ and an earnest, active abolitionist; and it 
is said he would deal onl_y in products of free labor. " He 
left behind him a pure and honorable memor}', the noblest 
legacy his kindred could have received." Children : 

SjO. i. Isaac, b. 21, 6, 1S39; m. 22, 2, 1S65, at the residence of Sally, widow 
of John liowland, corner of Orchard and Hawthorn streets, New 
Bedford, Marth? A., dau. of Joseph ITowland, of Dartmouth. He 
• was educated at the Friends' school on Spring street, and from 1S51 
to 1855 at the Friends' school in Providence, R. I. After lea\ir.g this 
school, he was clerk in the Merchants' National Bank in New Bedford 
for a year and a half, when he gave up this position to assist his father 
in his rapidly increasing vrhaling bushiess. In 1858 he became a 
partner with his uncle \^'eston in the ship chandlery trade. He was 
afterwards with his father in the petroleum business. In 1S67 he 
moved to New York city, where he has held responsible posilionr, in 
the sewing machine and wholesale leather businesses. He ^vas at one 
time a trustee of the New Bedford Institution for Savings. In 1SS5 
he was living in Cambridge place, Brooklyn, N. Y. No children. 

831. ii. Thomas Chalkley, b. 14, 11, 1841; m. , and had a dau. Florence, 

who died young, 
iii. Alice R., b. 6, 9, 1S43; d. 14, 3, 1S4J. 

832. iv. William P., b. 26, 11, 1S45; "''• 1868, Annie H., dau. of Joshua Rich- 

mond, of New Bedford. They had a son Rutherford, who in 18S5 

was with his father in Texas. 
V. Eliza, b. 28, 2, 1848; d. 10, 2, 1874, in Brooklyn; m. 2, 6, 1S69, at her 

father's house. Fort street, Fairhaven, Robert Brookhouse, of Salem. 

Had: I, Robert; 2, Irving. Both living with their father at Athol 

Centre, in 1S85. 
vi. Abbie, b. 4, 3, 1850 ; m. 20, 12, 18S3, at her father's, Gifford Y. Schwerin, 

of Brooklyn, N. Y. 

833. vii. George II., b. 28, 11, i 85 3; d. 8, 6, 1854. 

834. viii. HuMriiREV, b. 5, 7, 1835; d. 19, 9, 1874, in Brooklyn, N. Y. 

ix. Hannah, b. 26, 10, 1857; d. 18, i, 1877. 
X. Mary Ann, b. 7, 2, i860; d. 17, 12, 1876. 

835. xi. Irving, b, 27, 4, 1863, 


522. I 

2S2. Capt. Weston,' ( Wcslon,^ Abraham,^ Isaac,^ J.\ ,. 
ja;uiu,^ Zocihi' Henry, "^^ born 18, 6, 1815, in New Becir.^n?, ' \ 

He was educated in the Friends' academ3\ New Bcdio:;!. " \ 
and Friends' boarding-school, rrovidence, R. I. He w.,.,;; | 

not appl}^ himself to stud}', and at the earl}^ age of 12 hv | 

shipped on a merchantman from New Bedford, at 13 wkva \ 

a voyage as cabin-boy, at 14 shipped on a whaler, and I'ol- | 

lowed this occupation until he had risen to a captaincy, ami \ 

commanded a ship on a successful voyage. Subsequenllv lur f 

engaged in business in New Bedford, from 1S47 to 1861, as \ 

ship chandler and general commission merchant, ownin;j; \\\ I 

and being agent for a number of vessels engaged in ilu- 
whale fishery. When whaling became depressed, pre\ ious 
to the latter date, he commenced the refining of petroleum 
on Fish Island, in New Bedford harbor, in which business 
he continued until 1879. Petroleum was first produced in 
large quantities in Pennsylvania in the Fall of 1859, ^^'^^ -^^''- ^ 

Howland's factor}^ was in successful operation Aug. iS6g. | 

He believes it to be the first refinery built for that purpose. f 

He has since been activel}' engaged only in the management | 

of the New Bedford & Fairhaven street railway, of whicii | 

he was one of the original owners, and is one of the direct- | 

ors. Mr. Howland is an active politician. In earl}' life he \ 

was a Whig, later an ardent supporter of Fremont, cooj-'er- | 

ated in the first election of the lamented Lincoln, and in | 

1864 zealously favored the election of George B. McClel- | 

Ian. Since the latter date he has acted with the Demo- | 

cratic party, and has received local nominations for state sen- j 

ator and councilor. The state convention of 1876 nominated 
him for treasurer, and in 1877-79 ^^'^ secretary of the Com- 
monwealth. He is a zealous worker in his party, as he is 
in everything else with which he is connected. He married, 
14, 5, 1846, Rebecca S., dau. of George and Abby (Smith) 
Kirb}'. The}^ have a pleasant residence in the village ol 
Fairhaven. Children ; 










i. Mary, b. 27, 2, 1S47; <'• 3. 9> 1S49. 

536. ii. Thomas II., b. 8, 9, 1S4S; d. 7, 9, 1849. 

iii. Rkukcca W., b. 28, 6, 1S50; d. 31, 10, 1S51. 

537. iv. Wkston, b. 4, 3, 1852; d. 5, 9, 1878. 
V. Raciiei,, b. 4, 5, 1S53. 

vi. Abjjv S., b. 25, 6, 1855 ; d. 31, i, 1857. 

83S. vii. THO>rAS IL, b. 10, 8, 1856. 

S39. viii. Gf.orgk K., b. 28, 3, 1859; d. 9, i, 1862. 

ix. AnTiY S., b. 26, 6, 1 86 1. 

840. X. John Skdgwick, b. 20, 9, 1863. 

xi. Rki'.ecta S., b. 23, 2, 1865. 

xii. Ar.Tci, 11,, b. 25, 2, 1S67. 


293. Capt. Cornelius,'' {Cornclius^^ Gideon,^ Barva- 
has,^ Benjamin^ Zoeth^' Henry ^^ born 14, 11, 1S02, in 
New Bedford; m. 11, 3, 1834, Harriet, dan. of Dr. John 
II. and Sarah (Hanson) Converse,* of Dnrliani, INIe. At 
tlie time of the death of Cornelins, the following obituary' 
appeared in a New Bedford daily paper : 

Capt. Howland was formerly a shipmaster from this port, Init for many years h^d 
been engaged in tlie whahng business as a shipowner and agent. He enjoyed the 
confidence and respect of the community as a man of integrity and public spirit, for 
eight consecutive years representing his ward in the common council, and for two 
terms was a member of the House of Representatives. Upon the outbreak of 
the Rebellion, with the devotion of a sailor to the flag, and the generous impulses 
which characterize his class, he threw himself into the w ork of supporting the gov- 
ernment; and during the progress of the war was enthusiastic and unremitting in 
his efforts to raise troops. He scrupulously redeemed e\ cry promise made l:.y him 
to the volunteers. No company or detachment ever left the city to whom he failed 
to give a parting God-speed, and the returning soldiers ever found him the first and 
heartiest in words of cheering welcome. 

To this it may be added, that while in the common coun- 
cil he took great interest in the fire department, and the 
change from hand to steam fire engines was due more to his 
nifluence than that of any one else. The first three steam- 
f;rs Avere named Onward, Progress, and Excelsior, to suit 
'lis taste, and the fourth, procured after his death, was 

* r>r. John H. and Sarah had ch. : i, Sarah; 2, Mary; 3, Minerva; 4, Jolin H., who was a judge; 
5. Elizabeth; 6, Harriet; 7, Laura. 


named for him. He was a member of the legishiture whch 
he died. He was a man of much energy, push and phjck. 
Children : 

S41. i. CoRNiaiUS, b. 7, 4, 1835: m. 15, 9, 1S57, Catharine, dau. of Alcxiin-ic: 
and Mary Gibbs, of New Bedford. He commanded the first cornpa- 
ny of infantry raised in New Bedford for three years, in the late war, — 
Co. D, 23d Mass. Vols. In consequence of an attack of nial.\ri.,; 
fever, and an injury to his knee while on the inarch near Newljfrii, 
N. C, Capt. ITowland was obliged to return home, and resigned, 2.;, 
6, 1862. He was afterwards offered the colonelcy of a Massachu-c!S 
regiment, but was obliged to decline the offer in consequence of ill 
health. In 1885 he hved in New York city, where he held a rcsj/on- 
sible position with W. & J. Sloane, wholesale carpet dealers. 
ii. Louise C, b. 20, 5, 1839. Living with her mother in New Bedford ir: 
1885. She and her mother are actively interested in the management 
of various public charities. 

293. Edavard W.,'' {Co}-nch'us,^ Gidcon^^ Barnabas^*' 
Benjamin.^ Zocth^ Ilciiry^') born 28, 12, 180^, in Ntnv 
Bedford; d. 1879; "'^- -^^' Minerva Ellison ; m. 2d, Gulie!- 
ma M. Wing. Cornelius, the father of Edward W., for- 
merly owned the Clark's Point farm, about three miles soulli 
of New Bedford, and kept by contract the U. S. lighthouse, 
which was on the farm, several years. Edward W. subse- 
quently carne into possession of the property and the busi- 
ness. Later he became interested in the whale fishery, and 
with his brother Capt. Cornelius owned and fitted vessels. 
He succeeded Hon. Joseph Grinnell as president of the First 
National Bank of New Bedford, in which cit}' he always 
lived, having a fine residence northeast corner of Sixth and 
Madison streets. Child : 

842. i, Andrew W., b. I, ir, 1814; married, and living in Boston in 1SS5. 

29S. Capt. Ben-ja:\iin Franklin,*^ {Pardon,^ Gideon,^ 
Barnahas^'^ Benjamin^ Zoeih^ Jlcnry,^') born 12, 4, 1810, 


- N'l'U" Bedford; m. ist, INfary Ann, dau. of Reuben and 
Ar.nie Russell, b. lo, 5, 181 2 ; m. 2d, Mary A. Marble. 
lie was a successful whaling master, at one time from 
i\«i:<:Jikccpsie, N. Y., also from New Bedford, where he al\va}'S lived. Children : 

S43. i. Reuhf.n R., b. 26, 6, 1S32; d. i, 11, 1S32. 

S4.4.. ii. Rei.'uen R., 1), 13, 10, 1839; 111. Martha Urighhnan. Had: i, Arthur; 

2, John Hastings; 3, Kate; 4, Benjamin Franklin; 5, Annie. Wood; 

6, Edward Abbe; also three others, not living in 1SS5. lie died in 

New Bedford, 27, 12, 1884. 

545. iii. FrwVNK H., b. 10th mo., 1845; m. Caroline Chapman. Had: i, Cyrus 

Chapman; 2, Blanche Russell. Is a traveling salesman in the oil 
business, from Philadelphia. 
iv. IIei^sie, b. 2d mo., 1848; d. 3, 7, 1S49. 

546. V. Charles IL, b. 7, 8, 1850. Much of his life has been passed in the 

wlialing service; last voyage, was second mate of bark Morning Star. 

547. vi. Edward W., b. 16, 6, 1S54; m. 15, 2, 1879, Hattie S. Macomber. For 

three years from the age of iS he Mas employed in the Eotomska 
InHUs, New Bedford. After this he was for some time in the merchant 
marine service, sailing from New York. In 1877 he was with E. B. 
Chase, merchant, of New Bedford, and the next three years he was 
with C. D. Milliken, dry goods merchant, of the same place. After 
1881 he was in the photo engraving business, Park place. New York, 
and later in Chicago, 111. 
vii. Annie R., b. 19, 3, 1S58; unmarried. 

299. Thomas A.,' (yBcnjamin,^ Da)u'cl^^ Daniel,'^ Dan- 
icJ^ Zoclh^ Hairy, ^^ born in East Greenwich, R. I. ; m. 
Phcbe, dau. of Duty and Amy (Andrews) Weaver, of that 
town. He was a man well liked, and occupied a good po- 
sition in society, he and his family being always looked 
upon with great respect. At various times he held town 
oflices. In 1815 he was sheriff, and. kept the jail at East 
Greenwich. From a descendant comes the following inci- 
dent in his life : 

In his younger days he went a voyage to sea in bnrk Susan, engaged in the V\'est 
India trade, sailing from Providence, R. I. While at sea (about 1S20) the bark 
**:is wrecked near the Bahama Islands. The men were obliged to take the small, 
boats, with but little provisions and water, and drifted away from the course of other 


vessels. When at last they were dying from starvation, and a dog had been s;'.c. 
rificed and eaten, lots were cast for one of the men to be bled and his body eaten, 
when they sighted the Mexican coast, having been in an open boat forty-two dny.^. 
They were rescued Isy a Spanish family moving along the coast. One man refustd 
to go with the Spaniards, and the others, too v.eak to use force and carry him, at 
last left him on the coast, and he wa.s ihe first to reach his home in Rhode Islaml. 
The names of the crew are lost, except Levi Gates and Thomas Arnold, of East 

Thomas A. and wife were brought up Qtiakers, and while 
the children were young, rigid attendance at the Qiiaker 
meeting was required of them. His wife died in i860 or 
'61, and her funeral sermon was preached b}' Elizabeth 
Meader, the Qiiakeress, in the old Qviaker meeting-house 
in East Greenwich. He joined the Masons, and his funeral, 
a few years later, was in their charge, Rev. S. W. Cogges- 
hall, a Methodist minister, ofllciating. Children : 

84S. i. John Wickks, b. 1S04; d. 1S72, in Warwick, R. I. 

ii. Almv We.\\ek, b. — ; ummarried. Lived in East Greenwicli, R. I., in 
1S85. Ilcr life has been one of devotion to the welfare of her friends. 

iii. Mary, b. — ; m. William B., son of Daniel and Eli;a B. Rowland. 
Had a child, who died in infancy. The mother died at the same time, 
and was buried in East Greenwich. 
S49. iv. Isaac Barker, b. iSii, itj East Greenwich. 

-V. Phebe Greene, b. — , in East Greenwich; m. Da\id, son of John A. 
and Phebe P. Davis; no children. They lived in East Greenwich in 
1SS5. Ilcr life has bcesi full of generous acts and kind deeds, spring- 
ing from a tender, symp.ithetic heart and a self-sacrilicing disposition. 

vi. RuTU Greene, b. — , in E;.st Greenwich; d. 1SS2; m. John €., son of 
Clark and Tabitha Brawn. Had: i, Thomas Clark, m. Emily El- 
dridge; 2, ]\Iary, d. in mfancy; 3, Fanny Greene, m. William Taylor, 
of England. She was of attractive personal appearance and manners. 

300. Daniel,'' {Daniel/' Daniel,^ Daniel,'^ Daniel,^ Zo- 
ct/i/ Jlcury,^) born 1797, in East Greenwich, R. L; m. in 
1835, Abigail Susan Greene.* He lived for a time in Cen- 

♦Abijall Susan Greene, b. 1795, d. 6, 5, iSuj, was the dau. of Capt. James Greene, b. at Ccntre- 
ville, R. 1., 1735. lie was a captain in the R<evoliuionary war. He m. ist, 17, 11, 17S2, Rebecca, 
dau. of Saunders Pitman, who d. 7, 7, 1806, si'cd 44; m. 2d, Mercy, dau. of Capt. William W.uer- 
man, of Warwick, R. I. He d. in Centreville, 14, to, 1S25, and Mercy d. 20, 2, 1351, aged 71. 
Capt. James Greene's dau. Mercy m. Williaia Anthony, and they were the pare;its of Hon. Henry 
B. Antliony, who was for many years a U. S. senator from Rhode Island. 

Henry howland s descendants. 233 

treville, R. I. He was a man highly esteemed, and brought 
no reproach upon the worthy line of four Daniels through 
whom he descended. Children : 

i. Sarah Greene, b. 1836; d. 1S78. 

850. ii. Daniel, b. 183S. Lived in 1SS5 at Hope, R. I., where he had a hotel 

and store. 

851. iii. Richard Greene, b. 19, 9, 1S40. 

iv. Mary Arnold, b. 1843; m. 1863, Arthur Knight. 
V. Abbie Susan, b. 1854; d. iSSr; m. 1878, Arthur Knight, and had a 
daughter Madahne, b. iSSi. 

311. George,''' {Bcnjaiuin,^ Wanton ^^ Benjamin ^^ Dan- 
iel^ Zoeth^ Henry, "^^ born 8, 4, 1793, in Tiverton, R. I. ; 
m. 4, 7, 1833, Sarah W. Crandal, wlio d. 26, 9, 1848. He 
always resided in Tiverton, near Stone Bridge (Howland's 
Ferry.) He was a prominent man in politics, and had the 
confidence of the public. He was for many years sheriff of 
the county, and was at one tim.e a U. S. revenue oflicer. 
Children : 

852. i. John Crandal, b. 1S34 ; m. 23, 1 1, 1S62, Sarah Jane Nickerson. Had : 

I, Sarah Wallace, b. 26, 10, 1863; 2, Jennie Eliza, b. 23, 12, 1S65; 3, 
John Crandal, b. 8, 4, 1S70. 
ii. Mary Frances, b. 1S36; d. 1S72; ra. 1855. Had: i, William A., b. 
1856; 2, Susan E., b. 1858; 3, Sarah II., b. 1S59; 4, Minnie E., b. 
1861; 5, Ella T., b. 1863; 6, jNIarv E., b. 1870. 

853. iii. George Alfred, b. 1838; d. 1882; m. 1S77, Almira Evans. 

854. iv. William Henry Harrison, b. \%ip\ d. 1880; m. 1867, Hannah G. 

Hanibly. Had: i, Mary A.; 2, William II. II.; 3, Sarah C; 4, 
Lillian G. 


314. Stephen,"' {Isaac,^ PhilipJ' Zoeth,'' Ilcnry,^ Zo- 
€th,^ Hen7-y}^ born 28, 9, 1794, in \Vestport ; m. ist, 27, 6, 
1819, Amy P. White, b. 9, 6, 1S02, d. 12, 9, 1820; m. 2d, 
4, 3, 1824, Meribah Cornell, b. 29, 12, 1801, d. 18, 8, 1S41 ; 
m. 3d, 17, 5, 1842, Mary Cornell, b. 10, 4, 1799, d. 4, i, 
1881. The above, with the following children, were all 


born in Westport, where Stephen and his wivct; (lied. Stt-- : 

phen was a prominent business man in his native tov.;i. 
where he was highly respected. lie resided in Wcstr*;-' 
village. Children : 

i. Hannah W., b. 14, 7, 1S20; d. 4, 9, 1S20. , 

855. ii. George ^V., b. 6, 4, 1S25; d. 29, 12, 1S25. ' 

856. iii. Isaac, b. 9, 10, 1827. j 

857. iv. Peleg C, b. 29, 4, 1830. 1 
85S. V. Charles C, b. 26, 10, 1832. [ 

\V Amy W., b. 28, 5, 1S36; m. 3, 6, 1S56, Charles H. Richmond. lia-i: I 

I, Charles H., b. i, 10, 1862; 2, ?tary Almy, b. 7, 8, 1S64; 3. irci- j 

eric Stephen, b. 27, 3, 1S6S. The family were hving at one lime i', ;. 

Ann Arbor, Mich. '^ 

"S 859. vii. Philip H., b. 18, i, 1S39; d. 15, 8, 1S74; m. 28, 5, 1S63, Avir, Cas;-, 7'. ^ 

/ 22, 8, 1842, d. 6, 9, 1873. Had: i, Lulu; 2, Lilly. Philip H. wa* li 

/ for a number of years an efficient clerk in the office of the coll..-ct..T ii 

and treasurer of the city of New Bedford. '■ 

viii. Mekibah a., b. 16, 2, 1841; d. I, 3, 1842. i 


319. William P.,' ( Jcthro,^ Prince,'' Slcp/icn,^ Ilcvry? 
Zocl/i,^ Hcnry,^) born 19, 6, 1S21, at Westport; m. 2, 3, 
1845, Ann M. Dyer, of Westport. Their children Mcre all 
born at Westport Point, where the family was living in 1S84. 
Children : 

860. i. Samuel D., b. 5, 7, 1S46. 

ii. Rebecca, b. 12, 11, 1S51. Living at Westport Point in 18S5. 
iii. Lydia G., b. 19, 2, 1856; m. 12, 5, 1880, George Angell, of Fall River. 
Has a daughter Florence, b. 20, 10, iSSi. 

861. iv. Alj:xandek S., b.i, 2, 1861. 

862. V. WiLLLUi J., b. 12, II, 1S63. Living in Fall River in 1S85. 

863. vi. Henry L., b. 13, 2, 1866. 

864. vli. Mark P., b. 7, 4, 1871. 


323. Jethro,"' {Johii,^ Prince,^ SicpJicn,'^ JTcnry^ Zo- 
eth^ Henry ^^ born i, 11, 1812, in Westport; m. Thirza, 
dan. of josiah Sherman^ of Dartmouth, b. 20, 12, 1S12, d. 


J), I, 1S66. lie lived for a time in New Bedford, where 
hf was a carpenter. In the Spring of iS68 he went to Prov- 
'.U-nce, R. I., where he lived for a short time, and soon after 
:!!at went west and took up a three-quarter section of gov- 
ernment land under tlie preemption law, at Silver Creek, 
Merrick co.. Neb. The famih^ who were all living there 
in 18S4, owned a large tract of land, on wliich a prosperous 
'v.icc was growing up. They are engaged largel}'- in cattle 
raising. Children : 

i. Mki.issa Ann, b. 31, 12, 1S34. 

S65. ii. James Irving, b. 21, 3, 1837; d. — . Was a retail grocer and pedrllcr 
in New Bedford at one time. ... _ 

SCO. iii. Charles Bradford, b. 20,4, 1839; m. 29, 3^ 1877, Liz;?i'e M. Miller, of 
New London, Conn, They have a dau. Laura C, b. 9, 2, 1S78. He 
was engaged nineteen years in the whale fishery from New Bedford, 
his last voyage as first officer of the Osmanli. Afterwai-ds he was in 
the bce-hivc roofing business in Providence, R. L, under the firm of 
Covington & Howland. In the Spring of 18S4 he moved his family 
to Nebraska, and joined his father. 
iv. Phkbe EuzAiiETir, b. 6, 8, 1841. 

S67. v. JosiAH Edward, b. i6, 11, 1843; m. 10, 4, 1880, Lucy A. Thacher, 
of Galena, 111. He served in the navy in the late war, first in the 
Richmond, then went to China in the Shenandoah, and returned home 
in the Hartford. He afterwards went with his sisters Hannah and Me- 
lissa, to join his father in Nebraska. 
vi. Hannah Thf.resa, b. 29, 9, 1846. 

327. Amasa J.,'' {Sicfhcn,^ Stcfhcn,^ Stephen,'^ Henry, '^ 
Zocth^ Henry ^^ born 29, 6, 1827, in Galway, N. Y. ; m. 
1st, INIar}^ L. Green, who d. 8th mo., 1857 ; m. 2d, Lydia 
Grosbeck. He was the head of the firm of Howland & Co., 
paper manufacturers, at Sandy Hill, N. Y., where he re- 
sided in 1885. Children: 

i. Mary Louise, b. — . 

Children by second wife : • 

S6S. ii. James E., b. 17, 3, 1S61 ; m. 12, I2; 1SS3, at Fort Edward, N. Y., Jennie 

Ottman. He is with his father in the paper manufacturing business. 
S69. iii. Fred D., b. '17, 6, 1865. 


I), I, 1S66. He lived foi" a time in New Bedford, where 
hf was a carpenter. In the Spring of iS68 he went to Prov- 
'.U-nce, R. I., where he lived for a short time, and soon after 
titat went west and took up a three-quarter section of gov- 
rrnment land under tlie preemption law, at Silver Creek, 
Merrick co., Neb. The family, who were all living there 
in 1884, owned a large tract of land, on which a prosperous 
place was growing up. They are engaged largel}'- in cattle 
raising. Children : 

i. Mki.issa Ann, b. 31, X2, 1834. 

565. ii. James Irving, b. 21, 3, 1837; d. — . Was a retail grocer and peddler 

in New Bedford at one time. ... _ 

566. iii. Chakles Bradford, b. 20,4, 1839; m. 29, 3^ 1S77, Liz:?i'e M. Miller, of 

New London, Conn, They have a dau. Laura C, b. 9, 2, 187S. He 
was engaged nineteen years in the whale fishery from New Bedford, 
his last voyage as first officer of the Osmanli. Afterwards he was in 
the bee-hive roofing business in Providence, R. I., under the firm of 
Covington & Howland. In the Spring of 1SS4 he moved his family 
to Nebraska, and joined his father. 
iv. Pheije Elizahetii, b. 6, 8, 1841. 

567. V. JosiAH Edward, b. 16, 11, 1843; i^- i°> 4> 1S80, Lucy A. Thacher, 

of Galena, 111. He served in the navy in the late war, first in the 
Richmond, then went to China in the Shenandoah, and returned home 
in the Hartford. He afterwards went with his sisters Hannah and Me- 
lissa, to join his father in Nebraska. 
vi. Hannah Theresa, b. 29, 9, 1846. 


327. Amasa J.,'' (^Stcfhcn,^ Stcfhcn^" Stephen,^ Henry, ^ 
Zocth^ Henry, ^) born 29, 6, 1827, in Galway, N. Y. ; m. 
1st, IMar)^ L. Green, who d. 8th mo., 1857 ; m. 2d, L3'dia 
Grosbeck. Me was the head of the firm of Howland & Co., 
paper manufacturers, at Sandy Hill, N. Y., where he re- 
sided in 1885. Children; 

i. Mary Louise, b. — . 

Children by second wife : • 

S6S. ii. James E., b. 17, 3, 1S61 ; m. 12, \2., 1883, at Fort Edward, N. Y., Jennie 

Ottman. He is with his father in the paper manufacturing business. 
%■ iii. Fred D., b. 17, 6, 1865. 



327. Viui.iT^U.,'^ {Stephen,^ Stc;phcn,^ Stc;pkcn,^ Ilcur,} 
Zocth,^ Hejiry}) born 5, 5, 1829, at Galway, N. Y. , ',';,'. 
30, II, 1853, at Greenville, Miss., Rachel A. Rix, b.' j;. 
10, 1820, in Royalton, Vt. She was the dau. of Ebcnt-z'J 
and Rhoda (Dewey) Rix, who were originally from C(.i> 
necticut, and moved to Vermont about the time of the Rev- 
olutionary war. Previous to his marriage, Philip was in the 
insurance business in Chicago, 111. In 1856 he and his wife 
moved to Brooklyn, N. Y., and he was for a number of 
years with Cyrus W. Field, in New York city. In 1866 he 
went west. Children : 

8?o. i. Geokge Montgomery, b. 5, i, 1855, '" Royalton, Vt. He .ind l:ij 
mother were living in St. Louis, Mo., in 1885. 
ii. Susie, b. 4, 8, 1857. At two years of age she went to live with her .iu::t. 
Amanda Voce, and remained there until she married, in 187S. John 
H. De Graff, of Amsterdam, N. Y, Previous to her marriage, she 
taught school several years. ]\Ir. Dc Graff is in the dry goods trade. 
They have no children. 


329. William II.,' {Amos,"^ Stcfhen,^ Stepien^ Henry, ^ 
Zocih,^ Henry, ^) born i6, 5, 1822, in Galway, N. Y. ; m. 
ist, 25, 9, 1848, at Weedsport, N. Y., Polly J. Moore, who 
d. at San Francisco, 10, 11, 1866; m. 2d, 16, 12, 1867, in 
San Francisco, CaL, Esther Travcrs. William II. com- 
menced working in a woolen mill when but a lad, and at 16 
began to learn the trade of a machinist. In 1850 he went 
to California, and returned to New York in 1851. In 1856 he 
went again to California, where he established an iron foun- 
dry, which he successfully conducted for ten years. He 
returned to New York in 1879, '"^i^ce which time he has 
been perfecting his inventions of machinery for washing 
gold and silver ores. In 1S85 ^^^- ^^as manufacturing this 
machinery in New York city, with a residence at Engle- 
wood, N. J. Children : 

. -m^ 





Fr.Mii I'liulo. by \Vcilfo}i>li'iii, Xew Bedford. 



i. Mary F., b. 12, 5, 1853; m. 1871, John F. Hulmc, who in 1885 wr.s 
editor of the Daily Union, of Manchester, N. 11., wLcrc^ they resided. 
Had: l, Millie; 2, I^Iamie; 3, Joseph; 4, Annie; 5, Ida L. 
J;i. ii. JosF.rii MuoKE; b. 8, 11, 1858. 
J;.', iii. FiiANK Hi;nrv, b. 15, 2, 1864, 
iv. Louisa A., b. 20, 3, 1S72. 
V. Nf.llie R., b. 20, 4, 1S74. 
i-^. vi. William Henry, b. 20, 4, 1S74. - 
vii. Maud, b. ir, 9, 1876. 

'^32. William,''' ( William,^ Alcholas,^ Scnnucl,^ JSfich- 
rlas,'* Zocth^ Henry, '^) born 11,2, 1808, in Saratoga, N. Y. ; 
m. 1st, 15, 6, 1840, Loirisa Packard,* who was b. 28, 9, 
tSiy, d. 4, 7, 1845 ; m. 2d, 2, 11, 1852, Mary Ann Potter,! 
b. 18, 8, 1815, d. 6, 4, 1882. His earl}' days were spent on 
his father's farm, and from 12 to 18 3'ears of age he attended 
the district schools, working in his father's hat factory win- 
tiTS. He subsequently attended an academ}' at White 
Creek, N. Y. He was then clerk for a time in Northum- 
?'rr!and, Saratoga co., N. Y., and in 1832 came to Smith 
Mills, Dartmoiith, where he was for a time clerk for John 
Cummings. Afterwards he was in a store in South Dart- 
mouth. In 1836 he went a voyage as supercargo, for I. H. 
liarllett, of New Bedford, to the Kennebec river, Maine, 
rmd afterwards commanded a coaster till he returned to INIr. 
Cummings in 1837, and went into compan}' with him in 
tv*>42, in the general merchandise business, trading in dry 
j:oods, groceries, hardware, crocker}^ &c. Mr. Cummings 
also ran a saw-mill, grist-mill, etc., and INIr. Howland as- 

•Oima'.icl Packard, of Krid^ewater, b. 24, 4, 1775; m. 9, 8, 1807, Susanna Joy, of Dartmouth, b. 
*.«. «779- Had: i, Abijab, b. 23, 6, 1S08; 2, Abram, b. 15, 2, 1811; 3, Susan, b. 15, 4,1813: 4, 
I'O-jivi, b. 2S, 9, 1817, m. 15, 6, 1840, William Howland; 5, Amy Ann, b. 16,3, iS2i,m. 31,11,1845, 
RtVib«n Howland (591.) 

« Wi!:;:.,,i Poitcr, of Daitmo-.ith, m. Anna Aikin. Had: i, Ruth, b. 22, 2, 1814, m. James Aimy ; 
1, \itry Ann, b. 18, 8, 1815, ni. William Rowland; 3, Ruby, b. 22, 3, 1817, m. Nicholas Tillinghast: 
♦■ T'-on'.as Thurston, b. 30, 12, 1S18, m. 15. s. 1869. Selina S. Crocker; 5, Stephen, b. 4, 3, lEsi ; C, 
)*«A), b. 6, I!, 1822; 7, Chloe E., b. 23, g, 1824; 8, Elizabeth, b. 10, 7, 182O; 9, William James, b. 
•• ». '839, m. Elizabeth C. I'.abcock. William J. Potter was ordained pastor of '.he First Congrega- 
«",-i.4l (Unit^irian) society, New Bedford, 28, i2, 1859, a"«^ remained there 1885, the longest settkd 
|;««*^h«r ir. the city with one exception. 


sumed a vni-y large share of the care and overslglit of all ti.t 
above. He remained there twenty-five years, and t-;. ■• 
moved to the WilHam Potter homestead, the former h.*!;-. 
of his wife, a mile northwest of Smith Mills, where he !;,,. 
since resided. He has one of the best farms in that localitv. 
which has greatly improved under his management. Ih- is 
deeply interested in all matters pertaining to the tillinc.'; f.:" 
the soil, is a progressive, successful agriculturist, and is Ik-IcI 
by the conimunit}^ in high esteem. Children : 

i. Maria Packard, b. 4, 6, 1842. She graduated from the state noriii.i! 
school in Bridgewatcr in i860, and afterwards taught school several 
terms in New England and the West. Since 1SS2 she has had charjjc 
of the home. 
874. ii. TiiOMAS Smith, b. 13, 2, 1844. 

332. SiMiTii,'' ( William,^ Alcholas,^ Samuel,'' NicJwIas,^ 
Zocth^ Henry, ^^ born 12, 9, 1809; m. 29, 5, 1842, in Cass 
CO., Mich., Julia Winegar. He emigrated from Saratoga, 
N. Y., to Elkhart, Ind., where he engaged in farming dur- 
ing his life. He was in poor health the last 3^ear of his life, 
and went for the benefit of it overland to California, in 1861, 
returning by the Isthmus of Panama. He died of consump- 
tion the following year. Children : 

i. Alice L., b. 30, 11, 1S44. Living in Elkhart, Ind., in 1S85. 
875. li. William S., b. 8, 4, 1S50; m. 7, 8, 1877, Carrie, dau. of Benjamin L. 
Davenport, of Elkhart, Ind. Was residing, in 18S4, at Denver, Col., 
where he was in the wholesale hat, cap, and millinery business, under 
the firm of W. S. Rowland & Co., which previous to 18S0 was Welicr, 
ITowland & Co. 

iv. IUrriet E., b. 8, 4, 1859; m. 15, 5, 1S7S, Jacob C. Lane. Lived at 
Elkliart, Ind., in 1SS5. 

335 • Capt. Jeremy,"^ ( Gcorgr,^ SajuueU^ Samuel,^ .Xicl!- 
olas,'^ Zocth^ Ilcnry,^) born 30, 12, 1778, at Sugar Hill, N- 

876. iii. Edwmcd p., b. 17, 6, 1854;' m. 1876, Rose McBride. Was a farmer in \ 

Lidiana in 1885. L 


ni. Martha Jillson, b. 15, 8, 1778, in New Tlainpshire, 

.. w. 1847. She had a brother Stephen, who moved to 

;,;Iit'rland, R. I. Jcrem}'^ was a prominent citizen, being 

! -.^ !i in public lite. He commanded a company of the state 

.;:.i. Tlie cliildren were all born in Lisbon, N. H., and 

■ ; of them were living in 1884, namel}' : Silas, aged 71 ; 

'. n, aged 6q ; Simon, aged 67 ; Charles, aged 65 ; Wash- 
••iii \V., aged 62,- Children ; 

• ]. i. KlJSSKLL, b. 22, II, 1799; d. 17, 2, iS6i, at Franconia,N. II,; m. Larena 
Spooncr. II?.d: i, Maitha; 2, Oliver C; 3, Moses R.; 4, Harriet; 
5, Sabrina. 
-■ -v. ii. John, b. 19, 3, 1801; d. 25, 7, 1S19, at Sugar Hill, N. II. 
'- ,. ill. George, b. 19, 4, 1803; d. 16, 11. 1S35, at Franconia, N. H, 
'■• . iv. Jeremy, b. 2P> 3> 1S05. 

V. Adllia, b. 9, 4, 1807 ; d. 20, 2, 18S4. 

■ I. vi. Muses N., b. 18, 12, 180S; m. in South America. He was a wlialeman 

in early life, sailing for some of the Howlands of New Bedford. 

'-.:. vii. ROVAL B., b. 12, I, l8ll ; d. II, 3, 1813, at Sugar Hill, N. H. 

•\Vviii. Silas, b. 31, 12, 1S12. 

.'^;. ix. IIosEA, b. 12, 6, 1S15. 

':\v ?;. Simon B., b. 19, 5, 1817; in. Phebe N. Page. 

?vj. xi. Charles V/., b. 15, 2, 1819; m. Mary Smith. Had: i, Mary; 2, Pru- 
dence; 3, Porter; 4, Ella; 5, Jennie; 6, Isabel; 7, Lizzie ; 8, Lafay- 
ette; 9, Katie. He lived in Whitefield, N. H., in 18S5. 

J-*-", xii. Washington W., b. 6, 5, 1S21; m. 2d, Laura White. He has a son 
Herbert by his first wife. Washington is a ca'-pcnter, and Jives at 
Littleton, N. H. 

•viii. Saerina, b. 18, 10, 1823; d. ri, 5, 1S41, at Sugar Hill, N. II.; ni. 



335- Daniel,"' (^Gcorgx,^ Sanmel^^ Sainnel,^ Al'c/iolas,'^ 
^'■•'-M,2 Jlcnry-') born at Sugar Hill, N. H. ; m. Elizabeth 
>t! The}^ lived for a time at East Landaff, Grafton co., 
•'^- H., where he died at the age of 93, and she at the age 
'-• 81. Children, perhaps not in order of birth : 

^•■''-3. i. Moses, b. — . W^as a farmer. 
^^V- ii. Wu.LiAM, b. — . Was a farmer in 
•'->o. iii. HoKACi , b. — . Was a \\haleman. 

^Jl. iv. CiL\RLEs, b. — ; m. Caroline Eaton, of Providence, R. I., and had a 
son Charles, b. 2, i, 1S43, in New York city. Charles, Jr., m. Kale 

240 THE howl-ands of America. 

Figel, of Statcn Islandj N. Y., ai)d had: i, William, b. 7, (., i;,\_ 
(was a railroad advertising agent in New York, city in 1SS4); ; }; -. 
ence, b. 4, 9, 1S6S; 3, Charles, b. 21, 11, 1S79. Charles, Sr., vu •..',< 
inventor of a patent bell annunciatoi for steamers and dwelllnrj. 


339. Solomon,'' (^SoIomo)i,^ Samuel,^ SaniKcI,^ Xic.-- 
o/as,^ Zoeih^ Henry ^^ born 8, 4, 1804, in Dutdiess co., X. 
Y. ; ni. Belinda Davis, b. i6, lo, 1810, in Washington, .\. 
Y., Vv'here she died 2, 8, 1876. He has been a succes^i\:i 
farmer and respected citizen. He was living on the oi' 
homestead in 1885= They were members of the Ilicksiic 
faction of Friends. Children : 

S92. i. EuAS Hicks, b. 16, 5, 1836. Ife was a scliool teacher and f.irr. v: 
He enhsted in the early days of the v.'ar, and d. in Baltimore, 4, 9, i^'.';. 

893. ii. Morton S., b. 27, 12, 1837. He is a brassfounder, is married, and l.i- 

three children, 
iii. Elizabeth, b. 2, 8, 1S39. She is a schocl teacher, living wilh her falliL: 
iv. H., b. 3, 7, 1841: d. 27, 4, 1S71; m. 9th mo., 1S6S, Geor.e 

Da\'is. Left one son. 

894. V. Charles H., b. i, 9, 1846; d. 4, 9, 1S73. He M-ar^ a machinist. 


351. John W.,'' {Rodolphiis,^ Daniel,^ Daniel J" Nich- 
olas,^ Zoeth^ Henry ^^^ born in Dartmouth: m. 9, 6, 186S. 
Cornelia Slocum, of Dartmouth, where they have ahvay^' 
lived. He was born on the old homestead, which he ov.•n^■, 
and which has been in the Howland family one hundri:d 
and fifty years. He is a farmer ; has been actively interested 
in town affairs ; was chosen town clerk in 1868, wliich cilice 
he held for three successive years. Children (all born in 
Dartmouth) : 

895. i. WiM.iAM R., b. 14, 6, 1869. 

896. ii. RonoLi'Hrs W., b. 3, u, 1870. 
iii. Elizabeth S., b. 10, i, 1872. 
iv. MAUGAREr E., b. 20, 12, 1874. 
V. AmvS., b. 5,4, 1879, 

heKry Rowland's descendants. 241 


359. William,'' {S/ocnm,^ Benjamin ^^ Benjamin ^^ JVich- 
olas^^ Zocth^ Henry ^^ born 5, 11, 1823, at Sherwood, N. 
Y. ; m. 22, 4, 1853, Hannah M. Letcliworth, of Auburn, 
X. Y. William has always resided in Sherwood, where he 
was associated in mercantile business with his fatlier from 
llie time he was 22 until his father's death. He has cori- 
ruuied the business, and was carrying it on in 1885. He 
has been justice of the peace for twenty-five 3"ears ; was a 
member of the state legislature from Ca3'uga co., N. Y., in 
1S83-84 ; and has held other prominent positions. Children : 

S97. i. Clarence, b. lo, 5, 1S54; d. 27, 5, 1S58. 

898. ii. Eugene, b. i, 11, 1855; d. 3, 6, 185S. 

899. iii. P'UEDKRICK, b. 3, II, 1857; d. 2, 6, 1858. 

iv. ISABELLE, b. 21, 5, 1859. 

9CXJ. V. Hubert S., b. ^o, 9, 1863. 


359. Benjamin, "^ {Slocicm,^ Benjamin,^ Benjamin,'^ Alch- 
olas,^ ZoelJi^ Hcnry,^) born 25, 3, 1S32, in Sherwood, N. 
Y. ; m. 27, I, 1858, Louise Powell,* in Friends' meeting. 
Me graduated at Union college. He was engaged in woolen 
manufacturing at Auburn, N. Y., and subsequently in Cats- 
i^ill, N. Y., where he died. He was fatally injured b}^ the 
<all of a stick of timber at the Harris Manufacturing Co., 
of \Yhich he was secretary and treasurer. The resolutions 
of the board of directors of this corporation contained the 
followino; : 


I\esolved, That in the life and work of Benjamin Ilowland we have an example 
Worthy of all emulation. He was a man of the strictest integrity, diligent and pains- 
taking in the performance of every trust, and of every duty which devolved upon 
hiiT! in the extensive busin-^ss %\hich employed all his time, and of which he was the 
chief and controlling mind. He was at all times affable and courteous, and of a 
cheerful temper, so that to be associated with him N\as to love him and honor hiui. 

•Slie is a descendant of Jolin Powell (Welsh descent) and Elizabeth Kipp (Holland Dutch.) 
*'>t)' had a son Nathimiel I'., who m. Lydia Spencer, and had a son John. John m. Ann Floyd, 
"u. of Zacchcus and Mary Hawkins Hill, and had Louise, who ni. Benjamin llowland, 


Children : 

i, AnNES, b. 25, 3, 1S59. A student in Smith college, Northampton, Ma-.?. 

901. ii. Clarence, b. 29, 4, 1 861. A. graduate of Dartmouth college, class ot 'S^ 
iii. Edith, b. 29, 3, 1S63. In Vassar college, class of '86. ' 

iv. Ann, b. 29, 9, 1S65; d. 10, 7, 1872. 
V. Blanche, b. 17, 7, 1S67. 

902. vi. E. Slocum, b. 15, 5, 1870. 
vii. Ethel, b. 1S77; d. 1880. 


377. Paul,'^ {JJoscfh,^' Thomas,^ Samuel,^ John,^ Sam- 
%iely^ Ileiiry-,'^) born 10, 5, 1794, in East Douglas. He 

6^3. |i 

368. Abraham,'' {jfohn,^ Isaac ^^ Ahraham^'^ Abraham? If 

Samtiel,^ Henry, '^) born 17, 6, 182S ; m. ist, 25, 7, 1852, |; 

Caroline M. Vaughan ; m. 2d, 15, 8, 1872, Lucy A. Morse. || 

Children : 1 1 

< % 

i. Emmagene Vaughan, b. 6, 5, 1854; d. 7th mo., 1868. \\ 

903. ii. Walter Daniel, b. 25, 6, 1S59; m. 24, i, 1882, Minnie Earringtoii, 1: 

and had Herbert Vaughan, b. 29, i, 18S3. || 

904. iii. Clarence Herbert, b. 20, i, 1862. |: 

905. iv. Edward Danforth, b. 21, 10, 1865. || 

633. |! 

374. Albert,'' {Asa,^ Percz,^ yoseph,^ Ahraham^ Sam- f | 

uel^ Henry ^^ born 15, 11, 1847; m. 3, 3, 1872, Cordelia || 

M. Gray, of East Boston. He enlisted when but 15 years || 

old, in the ist Mass. Heavy Artiller}^, and did good service 
around Richmond in the war. Since the war liis time lias 
been emplo3'ed in a shoe factor}^ at Brockton, where he was 
living in 18S5. Children: 

906. i. Grace Etiiellyn', b. — . 
ii, Myrtie Arnold, b. — . 

907. iii. Carleton Bradford, b. — . He received his middle name from tlie 

place of his birth, which vas in the old Governor Bradford house in 
Plymouth. It was two hundred years old the winter Carleton Brad- 
ford was born. 


•, , (1 in Ills 3'oiith with his father on the farm, and of him 
;,aniecl the trade of carpenter, joiner, and millwright. 
Wh'Mi tliey had no work at their trade, they labored on the 
t,;ni, and made large quantities of charcoal, which they 
riMfketcd in Boston; Providence, and Worcester. He early 
hid an inclination to seek a home in the West, and soon 
iiucr the close of the war of 1812 he started for that section, 
nosscssed of but twenty-five cents and no public school edu- 
<\i:!on, but an abundance of common-sense, good judgment, 
.::d courage. He traveled on foot to Batavia, N. Y., where 
■ :' worked a vv'hile at his trade, livincj with his brother-in- 
].t\\, Enos Cook. In 1821 he settled on a tract of 133 acres, 
)n Picrpont, Ashtabula co., Ohio. On this he erected a 
f:oiise, and In 1829 married Deidamia, dau. of Capt. Menoah 
Ijlis, formerl}^ of Cape Cod. On this farm he erected a 
•■.iw-mill, which he ranin connection with his farming. He one of the leading men in that township, and held the 
cfllce of justice of the peace there, by election, for fifteen 
vears. Children : 

908. i. w. Pkrry, b. 7, 10, 1S32. 

ii. LuciNA A., b. 4, 1, 1S35. Her uiothei- died when bhe was but fivc yea^-s 
old, and as her father did not remarry, the responsibilities of tlie hoine 
were taken up by her at an early age. She acquired a good educa- 
tion, and after her father's death taught school for a number of years. 
In 1885 ^^^ ^'^^ ^" ^^^ dressmaking business in Philadelphia. She 
has been a consistent member of the Free Baptist church for 20 years. 

9-J'9- iii. JosiiPH M., b. 9th mo., 1837, in Picrpont, Ohio; m. 185S, Margaret 
Waterman, in his native town, and had : i, Benton Luther; 2, Lucina 
Jennie; 3, Burton. He lived on the old homestead until the death of 
his father, when he came into possession of it. Here he continued to 
live till 1866, when he sold the old place and moved with his family 
to Villisca, Iowa. 


378. CRAWFORD,'' Cjamrs,^ lliomas^^ SamiicW' yolm,^ 
'^iiwncl^'^ IIcn7'y,^) born in Douglas, where he lived for 
|T)any years. Pie married Mary L. Lucas, who V\'as living 
'51 Providence, R. I., in 1884. Children : 


i. Sakah, b. 1S22; m. Aaron White. They had: i. Andrew Jacksas, 
who served in the war of the Rebellion in the 1st R. I. Yuls., wi* 
wounded at the battle of Buli Run, was captured by the enemy, it-.j '. 

died in Libby Prison. 2. John C. ; m. ist, Rebecca Seymour; n;. .>!, ; 

Laura Hildebrand, and had: i, Cora F.; 2, Edward L.; 3, Claude M. i 

''3. Sarah J.; m. George L. Vihl^ert, and had: I, Arthur; 2, I.f n. i 

4. James B. 5. Charles. 6. Lewis Bellamy; m. Lucinda Slocur:!, * 

and had Sarah E. 7. Charles H.; m. Mary E. White, and had Edwar i. 

910. ii. Oi.NKY, b. 1825; m. Eliza McKinstry. Had: i. Eugene Gifford, v.ho 

m. Lydia Whipple, of Woonsocket, R. L, and had son Olney Wi.ipjiie. '-^ 

2. Samuel Angelo, b. 1S52; m. 27, 8, 1876, Almira Getchell, of Mr.;Ti<r, t 

b. 1850, and had: i, Ralph C, b. 1879; 2, Carl B. In 18S5, Samuc! | 

Angelo was salesman in a furniture warehouse in Providence, R. I. | 

911. iii. Angelo, b. 1S31; m. Harriet Goodell. Had: i, William Olney (in \ 

business in Chester, Penn., in 1885) ; 2, James Angelo; 3, Frederi-'k 1 

C. ; 4, Rose A. G., m. Elbram Taylor; 5, Edna S.; 6, Angeline T., | 

m. Willis Farmer. Angelo was superintendent of a factory at White * 

Rock, R. L, in 1885. i 

912. iv. William C, b. 1838; m. 24, 9, 1854, Sarah J. Coombs, and had Frank | 

L., b. 25, 9, 1855, m. 1st, Kate Hopkins, m. 2d Hopkins. Will- | 

iam C. m. 2d, Emma Flealy, and had dau. Sarah F. He serv'ed in the | 

war of the rebellion, and in 1885 was superintendent of a large cabinet | 

manufactory in London, England. | 


380. Henry H.,'^ (^Banistei-^^ Samuel^' Samuel,^ yfllni,"^ 
SaviucI,- Henry, ^) born 30, 4, 1807, in Rutland, Yt. lie 
went with his parents to Orleans co., N. Y., in infancy. In 
the latter part of his life he owned a farm near Flint, Mich., 
on which he lived. In 1885 he was living in Flint, at tlie 
age of 77. His children were all exceedingl}- well edu- 
cated at the Flint high school. He m. ist, Sprague, 

who had three children ; m. 2d, Esther Tiflin. He has 
been extensively engaged in stock raising. Children, per- 
haps not in order of birth : 

913. i. Aketus el, b. — ; m. 4th mo., 18S1, Frosl, and has a dau. Inez. 

He is a farmer. 

914. ii. John C, b. about 1847, in T\Iundy, near Flint, INIich. He graduated as 

B. A. at the University of Michigan in 1S70, and received the degree 
of M. A. in 1873. He studied law, and has practised it in the state 
of Michigan since 1874. He was clerk of the House of Represent- 
atives of Michigan in 1S71-2, clerk of the supreme court in 1873, and 
was at one time in the employ of the U. S. government in the west. 


He m. 5th mo., 18S1, Beatrice A. Tliorpc, of AT.TCon, Ga., and in 

1SS5 resided in Detroit, Micli. No children, 
iv iii. Georgk W., b. — . Ite is a pliysician and surgeon of good standing 

and excellent practice in I'lint, Mich. He graduated at the University 

of Michigan in 1870. He is surgeon to the Detroit & Grand Trunk 

railroad; is unmarried, 
iv. Mary, b. — ; m. 1864, J. J. Curtis. Has one child. 
016. V. Barnabas S., b. — ; d. — , of consumption, aged 25. 
.J17. vi. Hartley H., b. — ; d. — , of consumption, aged 19. 
f-iS. vii. Franklin B., b. — ; d. 16, 6, 1862, aged 23. He was a member of 

the Sth ,]\Iich. Vols., and Mas killed at the battle of James Island. 
oig.viii. Willakd F., b. — ; d. 9, 12, 1876. Was killed while conductor on the 

Detroit & Milwaukee railroad. 


380. Aretus H.,'' {Bcniistcr,^ Sanwcl,^ Samriel,^ yohv,^ 
SiimucI,- Henry, ^) born about 1819, in Orleans co., N. Y. ; 
:n. Elizabeth Allen. He lived for many years in Portland, 
Mich., where his wife died, her death being attributed to a 
^liock, caused, it is said, by the enlisting of two sons in the 
\v;ir. The family subsequently moved to Charlotte, Mich. 
Aretu.s' address now is Sebewa Corners, Mich. He has 
been extensively engaged in stock raising, in connection 
with farming. Children : 

920. i. Benjamin Franklyn, b. — ; m., and lives in Florida. He enlisted in 

the war of 1S61-65, in the 1st Ind. Co. Mich, sharpshooters, wdiich 
was with the ist brigade, ist division, 9th army corps. He engaged 
in the lumber business after the war, in Milford, Mich., under the finn 
of Larkin & Howland, and afterwards in the same business alone, 
having yards, mills, stores, &c., at Milford, Brighton, and Plymouth, 
Mich. In 1884 he was in the same business, living at AppalachicoLa, 
Fla. He has been burned out twice. He is an excellent business 
man, full of perseverance and courage. 

921. ii. Hi:nry JI., b. — ; d. 27, 9, 1864. He served in the war in the com- 

pany M'ith his brother Benjamin Franklyn, and died at Petersburgh, 

Va., aged 1 7. 
iii. Mary A., b. i, i, 1846; m. George R. Gibbs, a blacksmith and carriage 

jnaniifacturer at C'arson Cit)', Mich. Had: I, Frank H. ; 2, Mabel 

G.; 3, Ruby; 4, May; 5, Marion; 6, George; 7, Mamie, 
iv. Jennie E.,b. — ; m. John Thornhill, and lived at Jlilford, Mich., in 1SS4. 

922. V. Arltus B., b. II, 3, 1854, in Grand Ledge, Eaton co., Mich. His 

father's family moved to Sebewa, Mich., when he was about two years 
old, and some five years later they moved to Portland, Mich. He was 


educated in the pnlilic schools r.nd Bryant & StraUou's comnicrr-ii 
college. In 1871-72 he kept books for Larkin & Ilou-land, n' ].[^ 
ford, Mich. He was at one time in the lumber business at Chjcai' 
111., and in 1885 was living in Minneapolis, Minn. He m. 1S79, M.,fa 
L. De Golier, and had one child, b. 27, 10, iSSo, d. 21, 5, 18S1 r-i -i 
buried at Hudson, Mich. 

648. J 

384. John,' {Ebcnezcr,'' John,'' John,^ Joshua,^ Smr.- \ 

uel,^ Henry, ^') born 30, i, 1792, at L3'iKlon, Vt. ; m. 1815, \ 

Eunice Eggleston, b. 31, S, 1791, d. 5, 6, 1865. Cliildrcn : I 

i. Ely]RA S., b. 29, 5, 1 81 7; d. 23, 6, 1S52; m. 17, 12, 1S37, Barney Tliur- '\ 

ber, and had a son Ira H., b. 1839. | 

923. ii. Eker D., b. 27, 4, 1820; d. i, 6, 1S49; m. 24, 11, 1847, Fanny Taggard. \ 
iii. I\lARY L., b. 17, 6, 1823; m. 22, 12, 1868, Ellis M. Coe. Lived in I 

Burke, Vt., in 1SS4. No children. | 

924. iv. Alnkr F., b. 25, 7, 1S30; ni. 26, i, 1869, Amanda M. Fisher. No cliil- { 

dren. He owned and lived on the old homestead at Lyndon, in 1SS4. I 

925. V. John A., b. iS, 9, 1834; d. 30, 5, 1S69. %- 


387. Capt. WiLiiER,^ {Abner,^ John,'' John,'' Joshua^ \ 

Samuel^ Henry, ""^ born 6, 2, 1803; m. 15, 5, 1827, Au- f 

gusta, dau. of Taylor Marsh, of Spencer, b. 4, 2, 1S05, d. | 

4, 6, 1879. He settled in Spencer, was a carpenter, and | 

held a captain's commislon in the state militia. Wilber was i 

the first to make "Shaker bonnets" from split palm leaf. f 

He lived for several years in Worcester, then returned to | 

Spencer and settled on a farm. He and his wife lived to- I 

gether over half a century. Both were members of the yi. | 

E. church. He dropped dead, 23, 2, 1881, while at the | 

bi:rning of a neighbor's buildings in Spencer. Children : | 

i. Lydia A., b. 23, 4, 1828; d. II, 5, 1858; m. 10, i, 1849, Dwight D. | 

Draper, who d. 7 mo., 1864. She was on a vessel that was cast aw.iy ■-; 

on Lake Erie, on a passage from Cleveland, Ohio, to Buffalo, N. S ■, % 

and was drowned. i 

ii. Charlotte E., b. 30, 5, 1831; m. 3, 4, 1S5G, J. A. Maynard, of Worces- 1 

ter, who d. 22, 6, 1S70. Had: i, Eliza; 2, John W., d. 2Z, 4, iSS.'? | 

(drowned at Grand Forks, Dck.) | 


iii. Maky A., b. 15, 7, 1832; in. 29, 4, 1859, Dexler Page, of Worcester. 
Had son \Yillie E., Mho died 14, 7, 1864. 

.,j6. iv. WiLMAM E., b. 23, 9, 1S33; d. 26, 8, 1S35. 
V. AUKi.iNK M., b. 23, 6. 1S35; d. 2, I, 1838. 

v:;;. \t. John B., b. 19, 12, 1836; d. nth mo., 183S. 

..,.'*^. vii. John T., b. 29, 6, 1839, in Spencer; m. Mary A. Daniels. Had: I, Ed- 
win Wilbur, b. 4, 10, 1872, in Worcester; 2, Albert Taylor, b. 19, 2, 
1874, in Oxford; 3, John William, b. 24, 9, 1876, in Oxford. John T. 
learned a carpenter's trade at the age of 15, and in 1S85 was foreman 
for contractors and builders in Worcester. 

929. viii. F^DWiN A., b. 23, 6, 1S42; d. 27, 12, 1S47. 

L\. RuTii A., b. 15, 4, 1844; d. 24, 9, 1871. 

930. X. Milton, b. 13,4, 1S48; d. 4th mo., 1848. 


3S8. John,'' (^ya^iies,^ JoJinJ' 'Jolni^"' 'Joslnia^ SaivucI^ 
Jicnry,^') born 10, 9, 1802 ; m. ist, Polly, dau. of Levi 
Adams, of Brookfield, b. 5, 9, 1804, d. 24, 6, 1844; m. 2d, 
:, 4, 1845, Mrs. Maria Carpenter, who d. 17, 2, 1883, in 
Trovidence, R. I. , Their children were all born in Spencer. 
John was educated at Leicester academy, and tauglit school 
inr a number of years. He held the office of selectman in 
Spencer. After working a farm for a few years he moved 
lo Worcester, v/here he and his sons worked a foundry. 
He died there, and was buried in Brookfield. Children : 

93'- i. James M., b. 9, 4, 1825; d. 13, 12, 1880; m. 25, 2, 1851, I\Iaria Brown, 
t>, 5, 9, 1832, d. 2, ir, 1879. Had: i. John, b. 27, 2, 1856; m. 27, 
2, 1880, Mary A. Slopp, b. 24, 12, 1857, and had James L., b. 19, 9, 
18S1. 2 and 3. Emma M. and Mary M., (twins,) b. 23, 8, 1868; 
Mary M. d. 24, 9, 1868. James M. served in the late war, in the 9th 
Mass. battery, L. A. His trade was that of a carpenter, and he did 
the most intricate work, such as building winding stairs, &c. He 
worked in Philadelphia on the Centennial buildings for a long time. 
His home was at Maiden or Charlestown for a great many years. 

93--' ii. John, b. 17, 3, 1S2S; m. 27, 3, 1S51, Harriet K. Woodcock, of Worces- 
ter, b, I, 3, 1S34. Had: I, Mary L., b. 29, 6, 1852; 2, Emogene B., 
b. 15, 12, 1856. 

933- i'i. Lkm A., b. 27, 10, 1830; d. 19, 6, 1863, in Brookfield; m. 24, 5, 1859, 

Mary M. Eagar, b. 16, 7, 1833. He was in the tin and sheet-iron 
ware business in Brookfield. 

934- iv. Aloxzo B., b. 24, 2, 1833; m. 15, 9, 1857, Hannah B. Orne, b. 24, 11, 

1840, and has a dau. Abbie Ethel, b. 23, 11, 1S73. 

^^4^ TliE llOWLANDS Oli* AMERICA. 

935. V, At.iah, b. 24, II, 1837; m. 17, 4, 1856, James Wheeler, b. 21, 8, iS?v- 
Had: I, Walter W., b. 2, i, 1858; 2, Flora M., b. 2;^, 2, 1S61; j. 
Fannie M., b. 5, 11, 1863; 4, Mary W., b. 26, 4, 1867; 5, CIarc;;i.t 
E. H., b. 18, I, 1870; 6, Jarnes A., b. 29, 11, 1S73; 7, Laura A^ h. 

26, 4, i'?77. A)l the children were born in Millbury. 

662. ■ - • 

3SS. Abner,"' {James,^ John,^ Johii,'^ Jos/nta,^ Sa?;iur/,- 
Henry^) born 23, 8, 181S, In Brookfield ; m. ist, i, 5, 18-^5, 
Martha A., dau. of Capt. Elijah and Elizabeth (Garfield) 
Kittridge, of Spencer, b. 26, 12, 1824, d. 12, 11, 1881 ; m. 
2d, 19, 7, 1S82, Mrs. Rebecca D. Manson, b. 29, 3, 183:. 
Mrs. Kittridfje was a second cousin of President Garfield's 
father. Abner lived on the old homestead in Brookfield, 
where he was enf^aced in farmincf, and with his brother 
James in the manufacture of brick, until 1852, when he 
moved to the adjoining farm in Spencer. Here he lived 
till 1881, when he sold the farm to his son E. Harris, retired 
from business, and settled on a small place in Spencer. lie 
formerly dealt quite largel}'' in young horses procured from 
northern Vermont, and had extensive practice as a veteri- 
nary surgeon. Children : 

936. i. E. FlARRis, b. 8, 2, 1846. 

937. ii. Lucius K., b. 26, I, 1848; m. i, 9, 1S74, Clara Pope, b. 24, 4, 1857, in 

Oxford. Had: i, Charles A., b. 16, S, 1877; 2, Clarence J., b. 9, -, 
1881; 3, Ethel M., b. 29, 4, 1S83; all born in Oxford. 

iii. Sarah J., b. 26, 6, 185OJ m. iS, 12, 1867, William A. Bemis, b. 31, n. 
1829, in Lyndon, Vt. Had: i, Addison L., b. 7, 10, 1S70, in Spen- 
cer; 2, Fred W., b. 11, 11, 18S0, in Worcester, d. 20, 8, iSSi. 

iv. Almira E., b. 4, 6, i85o; m. 28, 2, 1SS3, Charles P. Leavitt, b. 9, 11, 
1853, in Foxborough. 


391. Pardon,' {Nohlc,^ Rufus,^ Johu,^ Jos/iua,^ Savi- 
ucU^ Jlcnry,^^ born 24, 12, 1S02, in Freetown; m. ist, 24, 
12, 182S, Philena Pendell, of Lisle, N. Y., who died 27, 9, 
1856, aged 48; m. 2d, i, 8, 1S57, Mrs. Miriam B. Jones, 


}' Franklin, Delaware co., N. Y., who hi 1885 was living 

•: ^;.^le. At six years of age Pardon went with his father's 

..■:il\- to Ivisle, where he always lived, and died. The 

•.iincy there was made with a 3'oke of oxen and farm 

.■.5i,'on, and of course was \ery slow and tedious. The old 

h .mestead, which is still in the famil}'-, is situated on the 

hill near Centre Lisle cemetery. The wilderness was full 

. '' 'j^'Avne, Vvhich afforded some compensation to the bo3's for 

c loss of their old home. After tlielr marriage, by indus- 

•, y and frugalit}', Pardon and Philcna soon had a comfort- 

.'-'ic home and nice farm, situated about a mile from the 

village of Lisle, on Dudlc}'' Creek. Pardon was for man}'- 

yt-ars engaged in lumbering, hauling the lumber over the 

hills to Philadelphia. He was an extensive cattle dealer, 

iMiving through the countr^^ and driving them to Easion, 

I'cnn. Children : 

93S. i. Ha];vky N., b. 23, 4, 1831 ; m. Lucy, dau. of Sullivan Howland. Had: 

I, Sullivan P.; 2, Lena B.; both died in infancy. He is in the iron 
and lumber business at Auburn, N. Y. 

539- "■ Horace O., b. 18, 3, 1836; m. Pcnneha, dau. of Sullivan Howland. 
Had: I, Eva S., b. 23, 3, 1856; 2, CHnton S., d. in infancy; 3, Clar- 
ence H., b. 24, 12, 1S76. Lived on the old homestead in 1SS3. 

9.^0. iii. Thompson P., b. 8, 10, 1839; m. Ceha, dau. of Peter . Had: i, 

Mabel L., b. 4, 2, 1877; 2, Royal P., b. 22, 9, 1878. He was in the 
lumber and grocery business in Centre Lisle in 1SS5. 
iv. Mary A., b. 14, 9, 1844; m. Elisha Priggs. Had: i. Dean H., b. 22, 

II, 1866; 2, Herbert L., b. 27, 9, 1869; 3, Mabel E., b. 14, 2, 1877. 
They lived in Walla\\alla, Washington Ter., in 1885. 

V. Eunice T., b. 23, 12^, 1S46; m. Le Roy H. Smith. Had: i, Louis P., 
b. 14, 5, 1871; 2, Lena E., b. 24, 3, 1875; 3, Claude, b. 2, 3, 1880. 
He was engaged in the lumber, and gun manufacturing business, in 
Centre Lisle, N. Y., in 1SS5. 


394- J a:\ies B.,'^ (T^srrl-,^ Esecl-,^ yohn^'^ yoshua^ Sam- 
iif!,^ Harry, ^) born 28, 2, 182S, in Barre, Vt. ; m. 29, 9, 
'''^ in Framingham, INLatilda Ingraham, b. 21, i, 1833, in 
Ividderniinstcr, England. He acquired a good education, 
"IkI early chose the profession of civil engineer. He came 
11 F 


to Massachuseits in 1850, since which date he has lived i:i 
this state. He was in Hanson in 1885. Children : 

i. Laura E., b. 4, 4, 1S56, in Franiingham; d. 4, 4, iSGi, in Bfiston. 
ii. Eli,A a., b. 28, 3, 185S, in Framingham; d. 31, 3, 1861, in Loston, 


410. Prof. John H. ,'=' {Daniel R, ,^ Scfh,^ Jos/ma,^ Jos/i- 
ua,^ Saj/iuc/,~ I/c7iry,^) born 8, i, 1818 ; m. ist mo., 1841, 
Isabel Short. Her mother was a Hasbrouck, of Hugue- 
not descent, possessed of strong religious proclivities, of 
which her daughter Isabel claimed a very liberal share, and 
which, in the training of her numerous family, she gener- 
ously inculcated, as plainly appears in the lives and princi- 
ples of her living children, now grown to maturity. The 
fii-st nineteen years of the life of John H. were spent on the 
farm in Delaware co., N. Y., where he labored faithfully 
the most of this time, except a few weeks in the 3^ear, dur- 
ing which he attended the district school, which in those 
days was thought to be tolerably good, but at the present 
would scarcely be tolerated. His ambition was to teach 
school, and at the age of 17 he turned away from this poor 
apology for a school, and found instruction elsewhere more 
congenial to his needs. At the age of 19 he accepted the 
charge of a school in Walton, N. Y., receiving for his serv- 
ices the very liberal sum, for those days, of if 9 per month, 
and the privilege of "boarding 'round." Having resolved 
that teaching should be his life-work, and not willing to be 
thwarted in his ambitious design, he entered tlie Delhi acad- 
emy, N. Y., from which he graduated in 1839, '^^^^ from 
1840 to 1882 spent his time and labor in the schoolroom, 
with marked success. They have reared a large and in- 
teresting family, but, as will be observed, "the reaper" 
has entered it many times. He was living in Hoboken, N. 
J., in 1885. Children: 

941. i. Charles Augustus, b. 27, 10, iS,:^i; d. 11, 11, 1S41. 

ii. Ann Augusta, b. 27, 10, 1S42; m. 25, 10, 1S65, Capt. Thomas Smith. 


iii. Alice Roberta, b. t, 5, 1844; ni- 28, 12, 1863, J. H. Dubois, for many 

years superintendent of the Del."\vare & Hudson Coal Co. 
iv. Almkxa Fkanci-S, b. 10, i, 1846; m. 8, 5, 1866, C. D. Roosa, of Kings- 
ton, N. Y. 
'74-'. V. JoiJN Edwin, b. 19, 9, 184S. 
'V43- ■*■•• Joseph Roi.lin, b. i, 9, 1850: d. 6, 11, 1850. 

vji. Mary Alliene, b. 8, i, 1852; m. 21, 4, 1880, Charles F. Earle, formerly 
in the drug business, but of late years in the employ of the Hoboken 
Ferry Co. 
944.v!ii. Ezra Addison, b. 29, 12, 1S53; d. 13, 11, 1S5S. 
Ix. Florence Isabel, b. 13, 6, 1856; d. 24, 12, 1857. 
X. Haitie Ezetta, b. 12, 7, 1S5S; d. 10, 8, 1859. 

945. \l Ward Beeciier, b. 8, 5, 1S60; m. 6, 9, 1882, Martha W, Ball, sister of 

the wife of his brother John K. He is with liis brother in business in 

946. xii, Edv/ard Lee, b. 17, S, 1862; d. 3, 2, 1881. He was a young man of 

more than usual promise, possessing genius, artistic tastes, and social 
qualities far above the average, 
xiii. LiLLU'S Mabel, b. 17, 9, 1S64. 


4T0. Dr. Charles A.,'=' {Daniel R.,^ Scih,^ Jos/rua,^ 
yos/iica,^ Samuel i' Henry ^') born 15, 10, 1823,111 Ilamden, 
Delaware co., N. Y. ; m. 6th mo., 1855, Margaret Reed 
Thompson, b. 2, 3, 1822. In his earlier 3^ears he struggled 
hard to prepare himself for the medicil profession. Being 
without means, he resorted to teaching to secure the funds 
neccssar}'^ for medical books, lectures, &c., and being brave 
and persevering, finall}^ succeeded in accomplishing what 
lie had undertaken. He graduated at Ann Arbor university 
in 1854, settled in Penns3dvania, where he pursued his 
chosen profession imtil 1882, wdien he moved to Kansas, 
and in 18S5 was acting successful!}- in the double capacity 
of physician and farmer. Children : 

i. Sarah Jane, b. 8, 10, 1855; m. 1880, J. L. Vosburg, of Dubois, Peun. 
947- ii. Wii.Ll.AM TliOMrsoN, b. 8th mo., 1857. 

iii. J^OSABELLA H., b. 7, 8, 1859. 
94S. iv. Daniel Russell, b. i, i, 1862. 

V. Mary McLean, b. 22, 6, 1866. 
949- vi. Charles Wvlie, b. 1,8, 1874. 



410. Rev. George W.,^ {Daniel 7?.,^ Scth,'' Joshua ^ 
yoshua^-^ Samuel,^ Jloiry,'^) b. 2, 2, 1826, in Ilamdcn, Dcl- 
av/are co., N. Y. ; m. ist, 1850, Betsey Ann Robinson, who 
died in 1863 ; m. 2d, 6, 4, 1864, Maria J. Newcomb. lie 
acquired a good education, early embraced the Christian 
faith, joined the M. E. church, and chose the Christian min- 
istry for his profession, following in the footsteps of his re- 
vered father. He has been a highly esteemed and success- 
ful pastor. In 1884 he Avas with a church at East Charles- 
ton, Penn. Children : 

i. Delia Makia, b; — ; ni. 22, 10, 1S79, V-. D. McAllister. 

Children by second w-ife : 

ii. Sarah Louisa, b. 1S65; d. 1S70. 
950. iii. FuANKUN N., b. 1874. 
iv, Mary L., b. 1877. 


413. Michael,'' {yamcs,^ George,^ Isaac^'^ Joshua,^ 
Saimid," Henry, ^) born about 1785, at Long Branch, N. J. ; 
m. 4, 3, 1840, INIcribah Williams. The}^ settled in Farm- 
ingdale, Ilow^ell township, N. J., where he had been living 
several years, and where their children were born. He 
w^as for about forty years a merchant in his native county, 
part of the time at Long Branch, a part at Shark River, and 
part at Farmingdale, formerly called Squankum. Tlie last 
fifteen years of his life were spent in farming at tlie last 
named place. He was a stanch Methodist, and an active 
worker and giver in every public and benevolent work. He 
died full of years, leaving behind for his family a good 
name, well knowm all over the county of Monmouth. His 
widow and children moved to New Haven, Conn., in the 
Spring of 1869. Children : 

951. i. Elihu, b. 2, 3, 1841; m. 1862, Emma J. Allen, and liad a dau. Norma, 
b. 24, 8, 1S63. lie is a plumber, having learned his trade with Hub- 
bard & Williams, iu New York ciiy, and afterwards became a partner 


with them in New Haven, Conn., where he lived from lS6S to 1S84, 

when he moved to New York city. 
fAS. ii- Jamks W., b. 17, 2, 1843; ni. 9; 9, 1875, Emma I,. French, of New 

Haven, Conn., b. 27, I, 1852. He is a joiner f.nd builder by trade, 

and in 18S5 resided in New Haven, Conn. No children, 
iii. Elizabeth, b. 15, 4, 1845; d. 17, 4, 1845. 
053. iv. AsIjUry, b. 7, 5, 1848; m. 1S72, Adella Camp, of New Haven, Conn., 

and died there, j6, 12, 1S74. No children. 
»;54. V. Charles Hubbard, b. 10, 10, 1S50. 


413. Cook,' (^yamcs,^ Gco?'gr,^ Isaac,^ yos/iua,^ Savi- 
r'f'/,- Hem-y^^ born 8, 5, 1787, in Monmouth co. N. J. ; m. 
Ann Harvey. He was an industrious farmer. Cook died 
30, 12, 1848, and Ann died 2, 10, 1851. Children : 

1155. i. David, b. 7, 8, 1S06; d. 1835. Had: l, Henrietta; 2, Cook; 3, Mar- 
tha J. ; 4, Mary. He ran a schooner from Little Silver to New York, 
and was drowned fifty years ago. 
ii. Eliza, b. 31, 3, 1S09; m. Briton Rogers. Had : i, ^Villiam; 2, Charles; 
3, John ; 4, George ; 5, Sarah. 

936. iii. John, b. 22, 9, 1812; d. 25, 8, 1S68, at Poplar Ridge, N. J.; m. 1st, 19, 

3, 1832, ; m. 2d, 1S63, Mary Garrabrants; m. 3d, • . Had: 

I, George W., b. 9, 4, 1S47; 2, John, b. 11, 8, 1864; 3, F^dward, b. 
5, 10, 1868; 4, Asbury, b. 4, 9, 1S70; 5, Fanny, b. 30, 5, 1873; 6, 
Cook, b. 8, I, 1877; 7, Minnie, b. 3, 9, 1S7S. 

957. iv. Gilbert, b. 4, i, 1S15. 

95S. V. Corall, b. 6, 2, 181S; m. . Had: i, Robert Edward: 2, Hettie 

A.; 3, Carrie; 4, Ella. He is a boot and shoemaker by trade, but 
keejjs a large hotel at T^ong Branch, called the Howland House, 
which has a national reputation. 

959. vi. Michael, b. 9, 3, 1821. He lived at Ocean Grove, N. J., in 1885. 
vii. Makciaret, b. 7, 4, 1S24. 


413. John,'' {^amcs^^ Gcoj-gc^^ Isaac,'^ 'Joshua^ Samuel^ 
Jlciiry,^) born 19, 8, 1789. Ht was born, lived, and died 
^•n the old homestead, situated near Long Branch, N. J., in 
^vhat is now called Ocean township. He was engaged in 
nutrcantile pursuits, besides running a farm. He married 

Wooll}', who was a descendant of the Tuckers, who 

'»vere Qiiakers. Children : 


960. i Hexrv, b. 16, II, 1 816. 

961. ii. Edkn, 1>. 20, 5, 1S20; m. Jane Hcgainan. IlaJ three children, horr. is 

Monmouth county, N. J.; one died; one son and one daughter livinr 
in 1885; llie daughter married a lawyer. 
iii. EuZAKKTir, b. 5, i, 1S24; m. Zcbulon Clayton, a grocer, in Tirool;!.-.. 
N. Y. Had : i, Prudence, m. Edgar Wliitlock, a lawyer, of Brooklyr.; 
2, Henry H., married and moved west; 3, Edward, married; 4, Frank, 
unm.anied; 5, Augustus; 6, Clarence. 


420. James B.,'' ( IVan-cn,^ William^'' Isaac,'^ Joshua:' 
Samuel^ Jlcnry,^) born 3, 3, 1832, in Lisle, N. Y. ; m. <S, 
3, 1859, Susan A. Root, b. 15, 3, 1833. About 1S64 lie 
built a saw-mill, which he ran for thirieen years, since wliicli 
time he has lived on and worked a farm three miles froni ^ 

Centre Lisle, on tlie Catskill turnpike. His farm now con- | 

sists of 500 acres. Children : \ 

i. Df-IANA E., b. 18, 4, l85o; m. George E. Willis. | 

962. ii. James C, b. ?o, 10, 1865; m. Cora A. Thomas. | 

iii. Clara A., b. 25, 12, 1871. % 

iv. Florkn'ce D., b. 15, 12, 1S73. % 


728. I 

4^0. James,- (^Bcnjami)i^ Charles,^ Cook,^ John,'' 2\a- 't 
thanicJ^ Zoeth^ Jlciiry^^) born 5, 3, 1816, in Poughkcep- 

sie, N. Y, ; m. 20, 6, 1842, Ann Elizabeth, dau. of William % 

H. and Ann G. Scott, b. 11, 2, 1822, d. 7, 6, 1874. Hav- \ 

ing a mechanical turn of mind, he undertook, when about | 

16 3^ears old, a thorough course of practical instruction in | 

engines and machinery, but he was compelled to relinquish ^ 

his purpose upon finding these labors too severe for his -^ 

strength, and fitted himself thereafter for an accountant's I 

position, to wliich he adhered for fift}^ years. He occupied ^ 

the position of bookkeeper in the Greenwicli bank. New | 

York city, for over forty years. In his leisure, however, he ^i 

follo^ved his natural tastes, and became an expert amateur t 

workman in the mechanical arts generally. He was a pa- \ 


„:;;;, vet enlliusiastic investigator in most philosophical and 
.;c':anical subjects, and sunoimded himself with the re- 
..''.< of his inquiries in many beautiful objects of his own 
iruUwork. lie was a JNIetliodist, church trustee and class 
ridcT, and resided for upwards of thirt}'^ years at Mt. Ver- 
. n, X. Y. He was a member of the INIt. Vernon board of 
lucalion for some 3'^ears. Children, born in New York cit}'^ : 

«y-j. i. EmvAKi) Augustus, b. 2, 5, 18^6; m. 12, 9, 1S66, Mary I., dau. of Isaac 
G. and' Mar)' Ogdcn, b. nth mo., 1S47. Had: I, Edward A., b. 5, 
7, 1S69; 2, Clarence I-., b. 2S, 9, 1S75. ^^^ attended private schools 
and entered the college of the city of New York, but left before com- 
pleting the course of study, to enter into business life. He is an in- 
surance agent and accountant, resides at Mt. \'en)on, N. Y., and is 
connected with the iVf. E. church at that place. 
ii. Mary Coknkua, b. 24, 4, 1S4S; d. i, 6, 1868; m. 25, 12, 1865, at Mt. 

Vernon, Charles W., son of James S. Vancourt. Left no children. 
iii. Louise M. V., b. 22, 11, 1850; m. 30, 4, 1879, at Mt. Vernon, Edson 
Lewis, and had a dau. Ethel Louise, b. 2, 11, iSSi. 

(/x\, iv. James, b. 29, 12, 1854; d. 30, 12, 1854. 

</>5. V. Willie Scott, b. 28, 8, 1S58; d. 28, 8, 1S58. 

440. Alfred R.,^ {Dcnjamiu^ Charles,^ Cool\^ John ,'^ 
.WiihanicU^ Zocfh,^ Jfairy,'^) born 7, 4, 1820, at Pough- 
teep.^^ie, N. Y. ; m. 20, 6, 1843, in New ^V)rk city, Cath- 
anne A. Vote}^ At the age of 17 he entered business life 
iu a grocery clerk, about 1850 entered into railroading as 
ajnductor on the Jersey City & Ramapo (now Erie) rail- 
way, and after a few years was induced to take a higher 
p''Sition on one of the coal roads of Penns3-lvania. He died 
at Trevorton, Penn., 5, 4, 1857. Children : 

9<-G. i. CHAra.i;s A., b. 2, 10, 1844; d. 11, 2, 187S, at Brooklyn, N. Y.; m. lo, 
5, 1S68, Sarah C. Elliott. Had: i, Clarence F., b. 3, 12, 1S70; 2, 
Jesse P., b. 3d mo., 1873, d. 25, 5, 1874; 3, Maurice D., b. 14, 4, 
1S75, d. 20, 5, 1877. 
V-l- ii. Gkokce a., b. 18, 12, 1S49; d. 24, 7, 1S65. 

Jii. Susan T., b. 3, 2, 1851; m. 31, 5, 1868, James E. Elliott. 
V^S, iv, James A., b. 10, 11, 1S53; ni. 24, 12, iSSo, Mamie Delancy, and had 
son Joseph, b. i, 12, iSSi. 
V, Arietla, b. II, 9, 1S56; m. 15, 7, 1S79, Ezra Votey. 



440. Capt. William,® {Bcn/'a/n/u,'' Charles,^ Cool-,- 
yohn^^ NathauicU^ Zocth^'^ Ilcn?'}',^) born 29, 4, 1822, rit 
Poughkeepsie, N. Y. ; m. 21, 5, 1845, in New York citv, 
Catharine Felter, b. 10, i, 1821, at Clarkstown, Rocklanc! 
CO., N. Y. He was educated in the pubHc schools of Pou-r:i- 
keepsie. The family moved to New York in 1835, ^'id K.r 
the next four 3-ears he was in the employ of Isaac Brownell. 
grocer. His leisure time was passed in studying militarv 
tactics, sculpturing in chalk, carving models, drawin<r, I 

painting, etc. Benson J. Lossing, the historian, learnin<^f ^' 

of the 3'oung man's tastes, offered to emplo}^ him in his of- 
fice, and William accepted. At the age of 21, he started | 
the business of engraving with his two elder brotliers, James \ 
and Alfred, under tlie firm of Howland Bros., which was | 
dissolved at the end of two years, and he conducted tlie I 
business alone until his death. One who knew Capt. Will- \ 

iam well, writes of him as follows : | 


At the call of President Lincoln for volunteers, in iS6i, he offered his services to 
the U. S. government. Having been for many years a faithful member of the fa- 
mous 7th New York, he was well fitted to take a leading position. He commenccil 
recruiting, with headquarters at the store of Fowler & Wells, Broadway, and raised 
a company in forty-eight hours. He subsequently raised three other companies in * 

New York city, and two on Long Island. These were a part of the 27th New York ^ 

Vols. This regiment was recruited on a plan of his own, and the men were pledged 
to total abstinence from alcoholic beverages, gambling, profanity, and to attend 
weekly prayer-meetings. The regiment was mustered in September, 1862, and the 
next month encamped near the Chain Bridge, Virginia. The malarious quarter and ir 

excessive work were too much for him, and while there he received a wound in liis |. 

foot, in the Potomac river, resulting in threatened lockjaw, and terminating in pa- | 

ralysis of the left side. Tliis compelled his return home, and discharge from the I 

service, and also debarred him almost entirely from prosecuting his business. £ 


He was a zealous worker in the Sunday-scliool and other 1 

religious duties, having served "from 1S41 to 1856 as secre- I 

tar}^ of the Sunday-scliool of the Greenwich R. D. church, | 

and performed ofhcial service in the 13th Street Presbyterian I 

church from 1S56 to 1862. The Phrenological Journal of | 

March, 1870, contains a three-column sketch and a portrait | 


gf\,'.vA. It refers in the highest terms to his character and 
aj^j'i-.v. He died 23, 6, 1875, at New York. Children : 

.^•.>. i. ^Vl^UA^l ^YAL^ACK, b. S, 5, 184.6; ni. 9, 6, 1870, at New York city, 
Frances Adelaide Lugar. He was educated i:i the New York gram- 
mar schools, engaged in the wliolesale hosiery and knit goods busi- 
ness, and in 1SS5 resided at Plainfield, N. J. 
u. Cathauine Augusta, b. 25, 4, 1850; m. 30, 12, 1876, in New Y^ork city, 
Georges F. Daux, of Paris, France. They reside in France, where he 
is connected with the French consular service. 


.\\o. John Henry, ^ (^Benjamin ^ CJiarlcs,^ Cook,^ John^'^ 
Withanicl,^ Zoeth,^ Henry, '^) born 23, 2, 1824, at Pough- 

••cpsie, N. Y. ; m. 31, 12, 1846, at New York city, Abbie 
-.'■'uisa, dau. of Abner and Amelia Garthwaite, b. 4, 11, 
'. ^:_;. in that cit}'. He was educated at the public schools 

-' i'oughkeepsie, and at 16 entered the wholesale drug 
u-c of Samuel Bourne in New York city. In the Spring 

: 1846 he engaged in tlie retail drug business on his OYvn 

■> ''unt, and at different times had stores in New York city, 
~ .'.:sbury. Conn., and Elizabeth, N. J. He was quite ex- 
' •-'ively engaged as a manufacturer of patent medicines. 
'"•• Elizabeth, N. J., he was city assessor for several years, 
'-'ill he died there, 22, 3, 1872. Children, all born in New 
Vc rk city except the first : 

V70. i. Samuel IIf.nry, b. 8, 10, 1847, at Salisbury, Conn. Machinist and 

and optical lens maker. 
V71. ii. Benjamin F., b. 16, 2, 1S49; d. 26, 2, 1S50, in New York. 
V;2. ili. Franklin, b. 12, 10, 1S50. A printer. 

iv. Louisa Garthwaitk, b. 5, 9, 1852; m. 21, 10, 1874, at Roselle, N. J., 
Marcus Mulford, who d. 13, 4, 1879, at that place. Had: i, Edna 
Louise, b. 24, 11, 1S75; 2, Daisy Evelyn, b. 24, 7, 1S77; 3, ISIarcus, 
b. 7, 4, 1S79. 
'-•/J- V. Theodore Abnek, b 8, 8, 1855. A printer. 

\i. .'Vnna, b. 4, 2, 1857; d. 24, 7, 1S57, in New York. 
vii. Laura, b. 4, 12, 1S59; d. 14, 9, i860, at Elizabeth, N. J. 


733- i 
440. JosErii Travis,^ {^Bcnjmnin^ Charles ^^ Cook^- 

'John^'' Nathanicl^-^ Zocth^ Jlenry^^) born 13, 4, 1826, nt \ 

Poughkeepsie, N. Y. ; m. 19, 11, 1851, Jane A., dau. of v 
Isaac and Hannali Moshcr, of Dutchess co.,b. 12, 11, 1828. 

He \^■as educated in the public schools of New York citv, \ 

at 17 became an apprentice at wood engraving with his | 

brother William, and subsequently entered the employ of I 

the Harpers as an engraver, and remained there for over a | 

quarter of a century. He is a Second Adventist, and lives \ 

in Brooklyn (E. D.,) N. Y. Children : | 

i. Louise, b. 22, 2, 1853. , | 

ii. Emma F., b. 4, 8, 1S54; d. 28, 8, 1855. • | 

974. iii. Frank Til., b. 28, 12, 1855. He is a farmer in Dutchess co., N. V. | 
iv. Jennie, b. 5, 7, 1857; m. George Chaise. j 

V. Nellie, b. 26, 2, 1867. I 

975. vi. Fred, b. 26, 2, 1867; d. 25, 7, 1868. I 


440. Edgar Delavax,^ {Bevjainin^' Charles,^ Cook J' | 

Jo/iii,^ K'athanicU^ Zoeth,^ Henry ^^^ born \.\, 9, 1833, at | 

Poughkeepsie, N. Y. ; m. 1st, 20, 11, 1862, Emily J., dau. I 

of Rev. John A. and Bessie Pinches, and adopted dau. ot | 

George W. and Mary M. Pratt, b. 24, 2, 1842, d. 30, 6, | 

1880, at Spring Valley, Bergen co., N. J. ; m. 2d, 16, 4, | 

1884, Mrs. Isabella D. Fish, dau. of Joseph Y. and Isabella | 

Marsh, b. 14, 11, 1839. ^^ attended the New York city | 

public schools from August, 1839, until the Spring of 1845) f 

when he entered the employ of his brother John as a drug | 

clerk. Afterwards he became a clerk successively in a drv \ 


goods store, coal oflice, and lawyer's oflice. In July, 1850, | 

he entered the arcliitectural profession as a student, and in | 

December, 1855, removed to Chicago, 111., with his em- | 

plo3'er. In 1859 he engaged in business on his own ac- I 

count, and was actively at work at his profession when tlie | 

war began, in April, 1861. On the 20th of April he en- | 


,1 in battery A, Chicago light artilleiy, and the fol- 

>::iL' night the company was dispatched, with other troops, 

.Cairo, 111. Here they were encamped during the whole 

•Jit' three months term, seeing no important service, but 

'.: :\[ its close he was taken ill with t3'phoid fever, was dis- 

..ri,'i;d, and sent to New York for recovery. From the 

Y^iYl of 1S61 to June, 1869, he was a clerk under the board 

■ •' tducation of New York, for the last three years of the 

j;n'.o deputy clerk, afterwards engaged in teaching for a 

•- mc. and since 1870 has been an estate manager in New 

York city. Children : 

i. Minnie Morris, b. 23, 11, 1863; d. 25, 7, iSG.-j. 
v^'j. ii. Ferris Whitefield, b. 17, 3, 1S65; d. iS, 9, 1S65. 
•,:7. iii. Edgar Delavan, b. 17, 6, 1866. 
vS. iv. Herbert, b. 15, 5, 1868. 
' r !. V. George W. Trait, b. 9, 10, 1S71; d. 13, 12, 18S3. 

vi. Emii.y Morris, b. 5, 8, 1S74. 
V'J. vii. John Pinches, b. 20, 4, 1S77. 

\i;i. Grace IlErziBAH, b. 19, 6, 18S0; d. 15, 12, 18S3. 

- 737- 
440. Egbert,^ (Benjamin,'' Charles,^ Cook,^ 'John,'^ Na- 
'-'■fn'cl,^ Zocfh,^ Hcnry,^) born 8, 3, 1836, in New York 
f'!y ; rn. 25, 6, 1861, Tslary E., dau. of Thomas O. and La- 
\inia Farrington, b. 26, 5, 1836. He was employed from 
•>>yhood as a grocery clerk, and subsequently as brakeman 
*nd conductor on the N. Y., N. H. & H. R. R. He resided 
•*• Ml. Vernon, N. Y., in 1885. Children : 

''^J. i. George W., b. 21, 3, 1S62; m. 31, 10, 1882, May Edna Roberts, of Mt. 
Vernon, N. Y. He is a conductor on the N. Y., N. H. S: H. R. R,, 
and resides at Mt. Vernon. 
9^-'- ii. William W., b. 9, 12, 1864. 
*/*> iii. Edward C, b. 20, i, 1866. 
'M- iv. Allen J,, b. 26, 5, 1868. 

V. Ijkktha Louise, b. 13, 7, 1870. 
'M- vi. Harry, b. 13, 8, 1S73. 
V'^J. vii. Josiiii W., b. 9, 7, 1875; d. 9, 9, 1875. 
vjii. Lavima, b. 7, 10, 1877; d. 6, 5, 1879. 



442. Francis K.,^ {Seneca,'' Charles,^ Cook,^ '7i''ni,^ 
IVathanicl,^ Zocth,^ I{cn?'y,'^) born 15, 9, 1807, at Soui; 
Danby, N. Y. ; m. 20, 9, 1S27, Clarissa, dan. of JoscpK 
Casterline, of Newfiekl, Tompkins co., N. Y. He w. 
reared to farming pursuits, and afterwards took up millii-,.T. 
He was a large, powerful man ; a Methodist. Childro-.. 
born at South Danby, N. Y. : 

9S7. i. CilAKLES, b. 16, I, 1S30; m. 13, 8, 1853, Elvira Howe. Had : i, Frar.V 
2, Seneca; 3, Inez; 4, Ona; 5, Alta. He is a farmer, and lives 1:, 
Dakota. ■ 

988. ii. Sknkca, b. y, 5, 1S34; m. 20, 9, 1862, Eliza Galisba. Had: i, Ann.i, 

2, Flora. He is a farmer, and lives in Wisconsin. 

989. iii. Lkvi, b. 19, 3, 1836; m. Lucretia Ramsdell, and has six children. He 

is a harness-maker, and lives in Missouri. "Was a rampant copi.f:. 

head during the war." t 

990. iv. Edgar Vose, b. 19, 5, 183S; m. 11, 9, 1861, Fannette Legg. Had: i, 

Harry B., b. 13, 9, 1870; 2, Kitty B., b. 28, 7, 1875. ^^^ i^ ^ dealt-: 
in live stock, and lives in Ithaca, N. Y. 

991. V. JoJiN J., b. 6, 5, 1840; d. 19, 3, 1861. '' 
vi, Therksa, b. 10, 12, 1841; m. Lewis Ferris. Had: i, Charles M., b. 7, 

8, 1865 ; 2, Clara D., b. 6, 3, 1869; 3, Floyd T., b, 21, 9, 1879. He 

is a farmer, and lives at South Danby, N. Y. ■, 

992. vii. Geokge F., b. io, 10, 1S44. 

viii. Mary A., b. 29, 8, 1S47; m. 3, 6, 1874, Neal Thompson, a merchant. 
Lives in Wisconsin. 
k. Agnes C, !>, 23, 3, 1S49; m. 27, 2, 1871, Theodore Close, of Stanwich, 

Conn. Had: i, Ralph Tompkins, b. 1S72; 2, Everett, b, 1S79; 3, 1 

John Lewis, b. 18S2. She is a Methodist. Her husband is a farmer. i 


442. Jaisies K.,^ (Seneca,'' Charles,^ Cook,^ John,'^ Na- 
thaniel^ Zoeth^ JIe7i7'y,^) born 8, 3, 1812, at South Danby, 
N. Y. : m. 8, 4, 1841, Emeline Mandeville, who died 7th 
mo., 1874. ^^^ ^^'^^ trained as a farmer, and has alwa3'S 
lived in his native town. He is a I\Iethodist. Children, all 
born in South Danby, N. Y. : 

i. Harriet Adelaide, b. 24, 5, 1842; m. 16, 10, 1S67, George W. Peck, 
merchant, of Ithaca, N. Y. Had: r, James Milton, b. 4. 6, 1870; 2, 
Bertie Lyman, b. 22, 12, 1S75, d. iSSi; 3, Carrie Maud, b. 18,3, 1879; 


4, Kina Leto, b. 5, 8, 1882. Mr. Peck enlisted as a private in Co. M, 
9th N. Y. Heavy Artillery, August, 1S64. This regiment wab attached 
to the 2d brigade, 3d division, 6th army corps, and during the Slim- 
mer and Fall of 1864 was stationed in the Shenandoah Valley, Va., 
under Gen. Sheridan. In December it was sent to join tlie forces in 
front of Tetersburgh, and remained there until the close of the war, in 
the Spring of 1865. He was mustered out at Syracuse, N. Y., in 
August, 1865. 
oiV ii. \ViLLiAM A., b. 23. 8, 1S44; m. 16.. 9, 1S74, Mary E. Baker, and had 
dau. Mpggie, b. 1878, d. 1 2th mo., 1S80. He enlisted as a private in 
Co. I, 17901 N. Y. Vols., 23, 8, 1S64, was attached to the 2d brigade, 
2d division, 9th army corps, and sent to Petersburgh, Va., 20, 9, 1864, 
where he was engaged in the first battle at Pegram Farm, 30, 9, 1S64, 
and also in the battle of i, 4, 1865, at the same place. He was at the 
capture of Richmond and Petersburgh, and was mustered out, 8, 6, 
1865. He is a farmer, resides at Danby, N. Y., and is a member of 
the M. E. church. 
iii. Emma E., b. 11, i, 184S; m. 25, 12, 1866, Mcrritl King, a lawyer, of 
Ithaca, N. Y. Had: i, Maud, b. 1S6S, d. — ; 2, \Yillis E., b. 13, S, 
1871. Mr. King enlisted as a private in Co. K, 137th N. Y. Vols., 19, 8, 
i86r, was elected 3d sergeant, 19, 9, 1862, orderly, 15, i, 1S63, com- 
missioned 2d lieutenant, 22, 6, 1S63, captain, 26, 3, 1865, brevet major, 
25. S> i^^'5> ^i^<i '^'^'^ mustered out 12, 6, 1865. The regiment was 
attached to the 3d brigade, 2d division, 12th army corps, army of the 
Potomac, until September, 1S63, and was engaged at Chancellorsville, 
Gcttysburgh, Wauhatchic, Lookout ^Mountain, Mission Ridge, Pea Vine 
Creek, Ringgold, Dug Gap, Resaca, New Hope Church, Lost Moun- 
tain, Pine Knob, siege of Atlanta, Sherman's march to the sea, siege 
of Savannah, South Edisto River, &c. 
9';4. iv. Lyman E., b. 17, 4, 1S50; d. 29, 12, 1874. He was a physician. 
995- V. Maky E., b. 14, 6, 1855; d. 7, 5, 1875. 
vi, Ella T., b. 8, 11, 1856. 


^42. Charles,^ (Seneca,'' Charles,^ Cook,^ John,^ Na- 
ihanicJ,^ Zocih,^ Henry ■") born 13, i, 1818, at South Dan- 
by, N. Y. ; m. 27, II, 1850, Maria Alida, dau. of Josiali 
r>assett, of Seymour, Conn. He received a common school 
t-diication, began farming when a mere lad, and is still on 
ihe .same farm and occupies the family homestead. He is 
a Methodist, and has been an officer of the church, and 
Sunday-school superintendent, for many years. He was a 


justice of the peace for sixteen years, and school Inistce ain; 
school commissioner for his native to^vn. Children : 

996. i. RuFUS BASSF/rr, b. 15, 9, 1S51; ir.. 27, 6, J87S, Eleanor Dale, of I ),,;,, 

ville, Penn. He attended the district school at home, afterwards \V. . 
oming Seminary, Penn., and later Cornell University, N. Y., where 1 
graduated as a civil engineer in the class of 1872. lie soon after v-- 
ceived an ajjpointment as tutor at Wyoming Seminary, and is n. w 
professor of mathematics and engineering in that institution. He is 
connected with the M. E. church. 
ii. EuzAUicTH Reynolds, b. 12, 4, 1S66. Is a Methodist. 

997. iii. Arthur Charles, b. 24, 12, 1S69. Is a Methodist. 

442. William,^ (Smcra,'' Charles,^ Cook,^ Jo/in,^ A^a- 
thaniel^ Zoeth^ Henry,"') born 21, 3, 1S27, at South Danby, 

iv. Mary Louisa, b. 4, 3, 1S72. f 

74- I 

442. Rev. Seneca,^ {Seneca,'' Charles,^ Cook,^ John.'' \ 

Nathaniel,^ Zoeih,^ Henry,'^) born 20, 12, 1819, in South I 

Danby, N. Y. ; m. ist, ISIarianne, dau. of Rev. Labtm | 

Clark, of Midclletown, Conn., who d. 3, 7, 1853, leaviuL^ \ 

no issue ; m. 2d, 20, 4, 185S, Julia Husted, dau. of Har Ard I 

Re3'-nolds, of Greenwich, Conn. He attended the schools | 

of his native town, and having completed his preparalorv I 

studies at Cazenovia Seminary, N. Y., entered Middletown | 

University, Conn. After graduation there, he was ordained I 

to the mxinistr}' of the M. E. church, and has been connected I 

for many years with the New York East Conference. After j 

preaching some years he made a trip to Europe. In 1885 ; 
he resided at Stanwich, Conn. Children : 

998. i. Francis Ard, b. 18, 4, 1859, at Greenwich, Conn.; m. 21, 3, 1S79, Jo- 1 

sephine Clarissa Smith, of Isllp, N. Y. Had : i, Clara Reynolds, b. \ 

5, II, 1879; 2, Harry King, b. 12, 12, 1880. 

999. ii. John Reynolds, b. 5, 8, 1861; d. 15, 5, 1S65. 
loco. iii. Laban Clark, h. 5, i, 1864. 

iv. Sarah Agnks, b. 16, 8, 1S67. 

V. Julia HARRUiT, b. 22, 5, 1S70; d. 12, 7, 1870. 


;. V. : m. 9, 4, 1851, Louise Loring, of Cortland, N. Y. 
'•• is a fanner, and a member of the Methodist church. 
:;iUh-cn : 

jooi. i. Frederick, b. 3, 9, 1S56; d. 7, 2, 1S60. 

ii. Harkiet L., b. 11, 4, 1S61. A member of the M. E. church. 
iii. Addie L., b. i, 5, 1865. A member of the M. E. church. 

.)43. Charles J., ^ {'Joyiathan^ Charlcs^^ Cooh^^ yohn,^ 
Xalhain'cl,^ Zocih^ Jleiiry,'^) born 16, 7, 1812, at Pleasant 
\'allcy, Dutchess co., N. Y. ; m. 10, 6, 1840, Emeline Cul- 
ver, b. 14, 9, 1819. He learned a carpenter's trade, and 
was engaged for some years in introducing improved school 
books. In 1835 he was in the grocery business with his 
uncle Benjamin, in New York city. He returned to Hyde 
I'ark, N. Y., and established a coal and lumber yard. He 
(lied 4, 9, 1874, ^^ Poughkeepsie, N. Y. Children, born at 
Hyde Park, N. Y. : 

i. Elizabeth A., b. 15, 4, 1S42; d. 17, 6, iSSi ; m. 28, 2, 1S66, George 
W. Berriaii, and removed to Denver, Col., where she died. After 
passing through the district school in her native place, she completed 
her studies and training in the New Yorlc normal school, graduated 
well, and became a successful teacher in the New York schools. 
!002. ii. John C, b. 15, 4, 1844; m. 23, i, 1S66, Catharine McBride. Resides 
in Denver, Col., and has several children. 

1003. ill. IIenkv M., b. 24, 12, 1845; "^- '^^' ^4' '-> 1S66, Lydia G. Pen, who d. 

7,6. 1874; m. 2d, 12, 10, iSSi, Eli/.abeth Tinkey, Had: i, Eme- 
line, b. 23, 7, 1S67; 2, Jesse P., b. 7, 4, 1869, d. 7, 5, 1S69; 3, Hen- 
rietta, b. 19, 6, 1S70; 4, Frank W., b. 5, i, 1872. After going through 
the public schools, Henry commenced clerking in New York city, and 
has been engaged in the Park Eank many years, 
iv. Jane Maria, b. 16, 2, 1S4S; d. 25, 5, 1S77; m. 27, 11, 1873, Henry C, 

1004. V. Lansing M., b. 3, 2, 1850; d. 23, 12, 186S. 

1005. vi. Charles W., b. 2, 3, 1S52; d. 9, 5, 1872. 

^^16. John Borden,*^ ( William,'^ Thonias,^ Thomas,^ 
Jinncs,'^ A^al/ianicl^^ Zocl/i^~ Henry ^^) born 19, i, 1804, in 



Little Comptcn, R. I. ; m. Lydia Wing, dau. of John ;<?-,.■, 
Lydia Hicks, b. 27, 3, 1805, in Tiverton, R. I. John }<■. 
al\va3's lived in Little Compton, where he was an honor«-d 
citizen. He owned and occupied a large farm, and in c(<r.- 
nection with operating it, he carried large quantities of fan^; 
products to the New Bedford market, weekly, for rnrin\ 
3'^ears. He died possessed of a large propcrt3\ He :\nc 
his family were all members of the Society of Friends. H'.^ 
children were all born in Little Compton. His wife v. ;:» 
sister of the wife of his brother Charles W. Children : 

1006. i. Thomas, b. 14, 2; 1831; d. — . 

1007. ii. Edward Wing, b. 26, 5, 1S33; m. . He is the only livinfj dii!,'. 

resides in Little Compton, and is conducting the business of his f.'.ij.rr. 
He is possessed of considerable means, which he has accurnuhitrj 
and inherited. 

1008. iii. William Isaac, b. 18, 4, 183S; d. — . 

446. W.,® (^William,'^ Thomas ^^ Thomas,^ 
JamcSy'' NathaiiicI^ Zoeih^ Henry ^"^^ born 10, 10, 1812, in 
Little Compton, R. L ; m. 1834, Mehitable Hicks, of Tiv- 
erton, R. L, b. 26, 12, 181 3.* They always lived in Litilc 
Compton, where their children were born. Charles W. was 
for man}'- ^^ears a farmer. Of late years he has been intor- 

■ *Mis. Howland v/as a descendant, on the paternal side, from Ivobert Hicks and John Vt'ing, >» 

Robert Hicks, who came to Plymouth in the Fortune in 1621, had wife Margaret, who came in t*< 
Anne in 1623, bringing with her six children, among whom w;is Samuel. Robert was a !eal^ef 
dresser in London, and was probably a brother of Sir Baptist Hicks, a mercer who was knis'"*^ - 
and afterwards became Viscount Camden. Samuel m. Lydia, daughter of John Doane, of East- 
ham, Mass., where they lived at one time. They had a son S.imuel, b. 1657, who lived in Barnstabi* 
and Dartmouth, and a grandson Samuel who lived in Tiverton, R. \. The last Samuel had a st>n 
John, b. 26, 1, 1747, who in. 7, 12, 1S03, Lydia Wing, and their daughter Mehitable m. Charles V . 

Johti Wing caiiie from London, and was in Lynn in 1633, in Plymouth in 1640, in Sandv^ioh i« 
1641, where he was piosecuted for lending a gun to the Indians. He m. Deborah Bachelor,."'' 
they h.iu a son Stephen, who was in Sandwich in 1664. Stephen ni. 7, 11, 1654, Srirah Brigssin, .■>»- 
had a son Jolin, b. 25, 11, 1661, who m. 22, 7, 1685, Mary Perry, and settled at Scorton, iii the titv" 
of Sandwich. John and Mary had a son Edward, b. 3, i, i6go, who m. 5, 5, 1733, Rebecca (M>-" 
cum) Bennett, and had a sou Edward, b. 3, 4, 1734, d. 10, i, 1816, who m. ist, 5, 1, 1757, Mchii.^-'-'^ 
Russell, m. zd, 2, 7, 1766, Edith Tucker, b. i, 6, 1737, d. 21, 10, 1827. They had a dau. Lydia, »• 
», a, 1771, w'hy m. 7, iz, 1803, the above John Hicks, 

HENRY Rowland's descendants. 265 

.. ri! ill politics, and has represented the town in the Gen- 
ii As.sembly, etc. Children : 

i. EuzAiiETii lliCKS, 1-). 15,6, 1S36; m. 26, 12, 1859, George Cray, of 
jjttle Compton, R. I., wheie they were living in 1885. Had dau. 
liessie Amelia, b. 30, 3, 1S62. 
icOy, Ji. ]SAAC Wilbur, b. i, S, 1S39: m. 7, 12, 1S63, Mary E., dau. of Chris- 
topher Eorden, of Wcslport, and had a son William W., b. 3, 10, 1865. 
Isaac worked his father's farm in Litlle Compton for a few years, and 
afterwards became interested in real estate and cotton manufacturing 
in Fall River, ^\•hcre he resided for some lime. In 18S5 he was resid- 
ing in Little Compton. 
iii. Lydia Russell, b. 14, 4, 1845; ^^- S, 12, 1869, Follen, son of Stanton 
Beebe, of BrooVlyn, N. Y.* 


4.)6. Stephen Russell, ^f ( William^ Thomas^^' Thomas,^ 
Jiinics,^ Nathaniel,'^ Zocth^ Henry ^^ born 7, 5, 1816, at 
thf only place of his father's residence in Little Compton, 

* Koiicn P.eebe is the son of Stanton Beebc, wlio was b. 15, 6, 1797, in Little Compton, R. I., and 
t »:fc Abigail Balch was b. 1, 4, 1799, in Boston. They had ch.: i, Edward S.; 2, Harriet G. ; 3, 
-rics \\.; 4, FoHen. Stanton settled early in New York city, where he carried on a large and 
> . t-1-.fuI business in the manufacture of watch cases. Follen Beebe was b. 16, 5, 1S43, in Brook- 
, N. v., and after his marriage resided five years in California. Having a taste for drawing, 
r -.lie t):';re he turned his attention to crayon work^ being a student in San Francisco. On his return 

• t .'•X'klyn, he devoted himself entirely to his chosen profession of portrait artist in crayon. His 

• -iV l;5-> given the greatest satisfaction, and been highly praised. It is lil'e-lihe and accurate, and 

■ •»« grc.'it skill in free-hand drawing. 

'1>.c Bordens, from whom Mr. Howland descended, were of French stock, deriving the name 
•; iLurdoiniay, a village in Normandy. The fust of this family in England came over with Will- 
- the Conqueror. They established themselves in the county of Kent, and the place was called Bor- 
•-'" t. 'niete were Richard 1 and John, who moved to,Wales, where the former married Joan. They 
"Ur-i.jcntly returned to England. John came to .\merica in the Elizabeth & Ann, and Richard 1 
><"n f.>!loAcd. Why he did not come with John is unknown. They were first near Boston, but 
fcj.luri) so-jn moved to Portsmouth, R. I., where he died, 25, 5, 1671, aged 70, and Joan died, 15, 7, 
'■'■J, a;:e>l £4 years 6 months. They had: i, Thomas, b. in England; 2, Travis, b. in Shrewsbury, 
I--:; : 3, Matthew, b. 5th mo., 1^138, in Portsmouth (" the first white child born of English parents 
■i'- RhyJe Island," s.ay Rhode Island F. R.); 4, John, b. 1640; 5, Joseph, b. 1643; 6, Sarah, b. 
' u: 7, Samuel, b. 1645; 8, Benjamin, b. 1649; o, Anna, b. 1654; 10, Mary, b. 1656. 

h-'.in;- son of above, m. 25, 12, 1670, Mary, dau. of William Earl, of Portsmouth, R. I. He was 
i t;c.;i.i,>ent Quaker, and was known as John Borden of Quaker Hill, Portsmouth. He owned real 
♦^ »ie in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware. He died 4, 6, 1716; she died Cth mo., 1734, 

• '-■ 7y. They had: 1, Richard, b. 24, 10, 1671; z, John, b. 1675; 3, Joseph, b. 1C78; 4, Anna, b, 

■ '■■V ',. Thomas, b. 1683; 6, Hope, b. 1684; 7, William, b. 1689; 8, Benjamin, b. — ; 9, Mary,b. — . 
i<:'-iiard,'( son of above, ra. Innocent . He was a large landowner at Tiverton, R. I. He and 

k** biothcr Joseph bought of Capt. Benjumin Cluirch 265 3oths of the mill stream, and the mil! lot 
•i tall kiver. They also owned part of the Pocasset purchase. Richard gave all his real estate to 
^ fcut sons by his will. He had: i, Sarah, b. 1694; 2, John, b. 24, 12, 1695; 3, Thomas, b. 1697 
^t5:« ancestor of the Fall River Bordens) ; 4, Mary, b. 1700; 5, Joseph, b. 1702; C, Samuel, b. 1705; 
J, kcbccc.!, b. 1712. 



Newport co., R. I. He was brought up on the farm, iv.,-l 
attended the district school near the house. He chose farr:.. 
ing for an occupation. This was apparently an error, ; . 
he was naturall}^ a mechanic, wliicli, however, was a nn.-" 
useful adjunct to his successful agricultural pursuits. 11- 
married Lucy Peterson, dau. of Rev. Israel and Siisir. 
Washburn. vShe was teaching school in the town at [].: 
time, her father having previousl}' been pastor of the InI. 1^ 
church there. The New Bedford town records say lluv 
were married, 8, i, 1839, by Rev. Onesiphorus R(.l>- 
bins. Mr. Robbins was pastor of the Acushnet M. K. 
church at the timxC, and they were married in that village. 
Mrs. Hov/land * was born in South Kingstown, R. I., 
received a good common school education, commenct-tl 
teaching at a very early age, and always taught with ac- 
ceptance. Some of her scholars, nov/ living, speak in the 
most commendable and afl'ectionate manner of her as a 
teacher, a member of society, and as a Christian. A pnh- 
lished obituary of her, written by one who knew her well, 
not a member of the family-, contains the follo\N'ing : 

At the age of fourteen she was converted, tlius giving to Christ forty-five of her 
fifty-nine years. During the last twenty-five years she has been a member of the 
M. E. church of Little Compfon, R. I. Mrs. Howland was a woman of cuUure ami 
refinement, and of more than ordinary ability; and that ability was consecrated to 
God and the high interests of his church. She was a constant and efficient worker 
in the Sunday-school, Her home was made sacred by her Christian character and 
example. Iler self-forgelfulness and deep interest in the welfare of her family were 
always apparent. She never forgot the fact of their immortality, and by precept, 
prayer and example, ever pointed them to God. A few months prior to her death 
her nervous system received a powerful shock, from which she never fully recovered. 
Within a few days of lier decease she said and wrote many things \\hich sliowed 
that she thought her change of worlds was near at hand, and that she was ready tn 
go. Her death was very sudden. She had no time to give a dying testimony tu 
the power of saving grace, but her years of Christian fidelity speak loudly and po- 
tently, to the great satisfaction of a host of friends, and especially to her bereaved 
children and afflicted husband, who sincerely mourn their loss, but rejoice in her gain. 

John,"* son of Riclwrd, m. Hannah, diu. of Increase Allen, and widow of Seth Russell, of Uart- 
mouth (by Friends' ceremony.) They had: i, Richard, b. 1733 (no ch.); 2, Hannah, b. 10, 7, 1735; 
3, John, b. 1741 (no ch.) 

HannahjS dau. of abo\e, m. Charles Wilbur. See page 203, foot-note, 7th line from bottom. 


T.'h' author of this work, her first born, led to Christ 
i./rlv b}' her precepts and faithful prayers, could add to 
:-.c .ibove, pages of loving testimony to her wealth of char- 
a:.ut. In another published notice of her it is written ; 

■'-*■■: was a prominent member of the Westport Sunday School Association. Her 
fi^rilrnt reports and tender remarks at the last convention, made a lasting impres- 
*.-.-v A faithful Christian, a loving wife, a devoted mother, a kind neighbor, her 
»r.-.^Tv v.iil l.<e long cherished by those who knew her. 

ifor funeral was very largely attended in the M. E. church 
..' iJ'iile Compton, R. I., and she was laid in the cemetery 
uc:u the church. " Her children arise up and call her 

Mr. Ilowland was a birthright member of the Society 
of Friends, but lost his membership by marr^dng out of 
the n)eeting. He soon joined the M. E. church at Little 
Compton, R. I., of which he is still a member, and in 
V, hich he has been steward, trustee, Sundaj^-school su- 
jH'rintendent, and was on the building committee of the 
church erected in 1870, &c. He has alwa3's borne a repu- 
' •tioTi for strictest Christian integrit3^ They lived for a time 
;:•. Litde Compton, R. I., on the old homestead and else- 
•^'i'-.Te, and in 18^3 settled on a farm of 130 acres at West- 
; ' :"t Harbor, Bristol co., Mass., where Mrs. Howland died, 

• 'J Mr. Howland remained a few years. He m. 2d, Mary 
A., (hm. of Lemuel and Comfort Sisson, of Little Comp- 

• •". R. L, and was living at Seconet Point, in that town, 
-i 1S85. Children by first wife : 

"Jio. i. Albert Franklyn, b. 27, 6, 1S43, in Little Compton, R. I. (He has 

dropped the first name in his signature.) 
«<^n. ii. Asa IJussell, b. ig, 8, 1845, in Westport. 
•wi2. iii. WiixiAM Israel, b. 11, 7, 1S47, in Westport. 

^ he following shows the descent of Stephen R. Hovv- 
■ ■ul s first wife, Lucy P. AVashburn : 


,' ••in Washburn was among the early settlers of New England. He was the first 

■ tvtarj- of the council of Plymouth in England, caine to the new country with the 

•'••t-Sosciusctts Lay colony, and continued to act for the company in his original ca- 


pacity until his election to thnt position in 1629. The first pages of the recor.l 
the govenior and couipa.ny of the Massachusetts Bay of New England, which t... 
dcntly relate to the early outfitting of vessels for New England, which records r.if 
in the archives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, were written by him prcvi- 
ous to his being " intertayned for Secretary for one whole yeere, to enter the Couru 
& to keepe the Companys accounts," on "The 9 Marche 1628-29." But on li.r 
13th of May of the same year he was superseded by Mr. William Burgis, who '/.• 
free election was chosen over him. " for the yeere ensuinge." In commenting, 
this act, Young, ■] liis Chronicles of Massachusetts, says : "I suspect he was su- 
perseded on account of his illegilile chirography. lie certainly deserved to be, for 
he wrote an execrable hand." This action of the company may possibly have given 
him offence, and may have been the cause of his removal to Duxbury, within the juris- 
diction of the Plymouth colony. Here he had an action in court against Edwar ! 
Doten, as early as 1632. In 1633 his name is included in the list of tax-payers to 
the amount of nine shillings. We find this record of liis purchase of a home, to 
which he might call his wife and children, who were still in England, and from 
whom he had been separated since his embarkation from liis native land with the 
Massachusetts Bay colonists : 

"John Washburne hath bought of Edward Bompass his house and pnlisado, 
standing of his late lote of ground M'hich he had by William Palmers, beyond ye 
creeke called yc Eagls-Nest, which lote he gaue vp to yc Company, for a lote of 
ground aloud him in an other place by ye Gouer then being; and ye said lote (of 
Vfch this house standeth) was, by ye consente of ye GouC & Assistance giuen to 
ye said John Washborne. In consideration of which house & 
fence ye said John was to giue to ye said Edward a milch goate, The snid Ed : 

w'l^ an ewe-lambe; but for ye ewe larabe ye said Edward was to was to take av.ay 
giue ye said John 35s in money or beauer, ye first of July, 1635, y= boards lying 
or for defalt of paimente he was to haue ye lambe againe. vndor foote. 
This bargen was ratified by a writing vnder both their hands." 

As a result of the above purchase, together with his determination to remain here 
and share the privations and hardships of the colonists, his family left the scenes of 
their childhood and friends of their youth, to join the husband and father in his 
wilderness home in a strange land. The certificate of their sailing is recorded in a 
large volume bound in vellum, containing records of persons emigrating to New 
England, now in the Rolls office, Chancery lane, London. It was found among tlie 
records and documents at Carlton Ride, on the northerly side of St. James Park, 
previous to its demolition in 1S59. It is as follows: 

"xijo Aprilis 1635. 

" In the Elizabeth & Ann M'' Roger Coop [Cooper] bound for New England p. 
Cert: from the Maior of Evesham in Com worcr & from the Minister of ye prsh. of 
their Conformitie 

Margerie Washborn ... 49 
Jo: Washborne, 
I'hiliipp W.iihborne, 

John' v>'as one of the proprietors of Little Complon, R. I. In 1638 he is referred 
to as being a tailor. He and his two sons, John and Philip, were included with 
those able to bear arms in the colony in 1643, and his name is also among the first 

e, . . il > 


_..-^,cn of Duxbury. He and his son John were among the original proprietors of 
? r i^cwr.tcr, and he and Philip became residents and settlers in South Ikidge- 
»t,'cr, &s early as 1665. Me died there before 1670. A singular coincidence is 
thjtS three leading men in this book served on a committee in Plymouth, in 16O2, to 
itf out a road from "Joaneses River to the Massachusetts Path," namely, Henry 
jK^ubnd,' John Howland,! and John Washburn. i 

jvhn,= son of above, m. 1645, Elizabeth, dau. of Experience and Jane (Cook) 
Vti::hcll, of Pridgcvv-ater. He inherited from his father a house and lands at Green's 
Hwlivr, Duxbury, which he sold in 1670, and took up his residence in Bridgcwater. 
Ht took an active part in the King Philip war, under Church. His occupation was 
;?,»{ of a tailor, by which he accumulated considerable property. His will was dated 
t(S6. Children, probably not in order of birth : 1. John, b. 1646. 2. Thomas. 
V' Joseph ; m. Hannah Latham, and had six children. 4. Samuel, b. 165 1; m. 
!'«tx>rah Packard, and had five children. From him descended the family of broth- 
-—t who were so distinguished in political life in the middle of the present century. 
lie wiis buried in Eridgewater, and on his stone is the following inscription : " Here 
l-n the bodi of Mr Samuel Washburn who departed this life A. Dom. 1720, in the 
f ''; ycir of his age." ■ 5. Jonathan; ni. Mary Vaughn, and had nine children. 6. 
m-!ij.\min. 7. Mary, b. 1 66 1. 8. Elizabeth. 9. Jane. 10. Sarah. Ii. James, b. 

Jamcs,3 son of above, was born in Eridgewater, where he lived, died, and was 
' =ricd. On his tombstone is the following inscription : " In memory of M'' James 
'u'.i<ihhurn who died June ye nth 1749, in ye 78 yeare of his age." He m. Mary 
r-'wdcn, and on her headstone in Eridgewater is the following: "In memory of 
>!r^. Mary Washburn, ye wife of Mr James Washburn, who died Decen-.r ye iSth, 
t*47, in ye 78'^ year of her age." They had: I, Mary, b. 1694; 2, Anna, b. 1696; 
V j.imes, b. 1698; 4, Edward, b. 1700; 5, Moses, b. 1702; 6, Gideon, b. 1704; 7, 
>..t?h, b. 1706; 8, Martha, b. 1709; 9, Elizabeth, b. 1710. 

NJ"5C3,4 son of above, m. 1727, Hannah Cushman. He was one cif the early set- 
'"crs of Dartmouth, living in the northerly part of € e town. They had: i, Peter, 
h. 172S; 2, Moses, b. 1730; 3, Robert, b. 1733; 4, Ira, b. 1735. 

Moscs.s son of above, m. 1753, Sarah Pope. He was in the Revolutionary war. 
ihcy lived in the northerly part of New Bedford, west of Acushnet avenue. Had : 
'. I-cttice, b. 9, I, 1758, d. 3, 4, 1844; 2, Israel; 3, Nehemiah, settled in the West; 

A, Harzalicl, m. Crapo; 5, Moses, in war of 1S12, never m.; 6, Abigail, d. in 

'."e province of Ontario ; 7, Reliance. 

I-Cttice,6 son of above, m. 1st, Mercy Spooner, of Acushnet, and had: i, Ama- 
"■ih. He m. 2d, Sarah Spooner, b. 19, 11, 1761, d. 11, 8, 1845. On headstones in 
"!« old cemetery in Acushnet village (near which they lived) are these inscriptions: 
" lattice . , a soldier in the Revolution ; " " Sarah his wife a soldier of Jesus." 
Tfity had: 2, James, b. 21,4, 1784, d. 10, 10, 1784; 3, John, b. 21, 4, 1784, d. 12, 
3' 1^42; 4, William, b. 14, 5, 17S6, d. 20, 11, 1809; 5, I\Iercy, b. 18, 5, 17S9, d. 17, 
•''• '-^52; 6, Susan, b. 21, 10, 1791, d. uth mo., 1853; 7, Lettice, b. 6, 12, 1793, d. 
jl, S, 1S67; 8, Elizabeth, b. 29, 11, 1795; 9, Israel, b. 24, 11, 1796, d. 23, 4, 1864; 
1^1 Nancy, b. 14, i, 1799, d. 1828; xi, Sarah, b. 23, 6, 1801, d. 1802; 12, Sarah, b. 
24, 6, 1S05; 13, Joseph, b. 30, 9, 1 80S, d. 181 8. 

lsrael,7 son of above, m. ist, 25, 12, 1817, Susan, dau. of h^lisha and Card- 



ner, of South Kingstown, R. I., and widow of Jolm Helme, b. 22, S, 1786, <•'. ,- t 

4, 1829, (John ricline and Susan m. 1S02, and he d. 5, 10, 1S13. They h;-,!; j I 
Esther, b. 27, 5, 1805; d. 7th mo., 1S66. 2. Mary, b. 14, 9, 1S07; d. 16, 7, i'-. . f 
m. 10, 3, 1833, John Wilbur,* and had Susan F., who m. 8, 5, ;856, Ch;ir'r s ; I 
Hill, of Maine. 3. Ann II., b. 22, 6, 1S09; m. ist, 22, 3, 1S30, Thomas W. N. . t 
of Woonsocket, R. I., who d. 11, 2, 1869; m. 2d, Harding Knight, of Provi(' r. - I 
R. I., who d. 3d nio., 1SS4.) Israel and Susan had: I. I.ucy P., b. q. ro, i-: • t 
m. Stephen R. Howland. 2. John Helme, b. 20, 7, 1821 ; m. 4, 6, 1843, T^nt V, f 
stcr, b. 15, II, I018, and had: i, Susan E. D., b. 29, 12, 1843, m. '» i> jS6i, I,v | 
Mallory; 2, Mary J., b. 30, 7, 1845, ™- Jc'hn II. Knee; 3, Maria E., b. 9, 3, iS; | 
m. George McKec; 4, Ella F., b. 8, 2, 1852, m. George F., son of Plorace an J ' | 
rusha Bixby, of Little Compton, R. I., and had Bertha W. and John Horace; 5. ! I 
F., b, 8, 2, 1852, d. 5th mo., 1S52; G, Florence M., b. 16, 3, 185S; 7, Rose Ann, : | 

23, I, i86o. Israel m. 2d, 3d mo., 1830, Elizabeth Allen, widow of I.:i\. ; 

and had: 3. William Henry, b. 15, 12, 1S30; m. ist, 14, 12, 1854, Elizabeth Haih 
away, who d. 3, 7, i860, and had Charles IL, b. 17, 11, 1855 ; m. 2d, 3d mo., 1S6;, 
Dorcas C., dau. of Gideon and Susan (Gardner) Wilbur,! and had Ilattie F., h. i ;, 

5, 1863, who m. Fred Curtis. 4. I,ydia Ann, b. 16, 7, 1833; d. 18, 8, 1853; r.:. | 
Benjamin Gurney. 5. Israel, b. 9, 5, 1835; ^^- ^^3^- ^- Israel D., b. 6, i, iS;;; | 
d. 22, 10, 1875; ni. 1st, 1S67, Lizzie Russell; m. 2d, 25, 11, 1871, Susan Lacr. i\, | 
and had Ella E., b. 1S72. 7. Albert Gardner, b. 5, 2, 1S39; d. 27, i, 1863; r;.. | 
Belle Evans, and had Albert G. ^ 

Israel Washburn 7 was born in Fairhavcn in 1796, received a limited educatior., | 

and went to South Kingstown, R. I., in 1815 or '16, where he learned a shoemaker's | 

trade of John Perry. He joined the M. E. church at an early age, and was license! | 

to exhort at 18 and to preach at 20. Lie moved to Norwich, Conn., in the Sprii:s t 
of 1824, where he worked at his trade and preached in a school-house. In i!ic 
Spring of 1827 he moved to Slatersville, R. L, and preached at Allen's and nei;.;h- 
boring factories, in school-houses. He moved to Pawtucket, R. I., in the Spring ■ !' 
1830, held meetings in " the red school-house "; was again sent there, and preadcl 
in the old school-hovise a while, and reorganized the society and built a church, 

doing much of the carpentry himself He was stationed at Little Compton, R. 1- I 

in 1832, (on the circuit of Little Compton and Westport Point, with Rev. I'. K. | 

Banister); Chatham, in '34; Scituate, Mass., in '36; Rockport, in '38; Stouglitcn, | 

in '39; Westport Point, in '40; Chatham, in '42; Providence, R. I., in '44; SouKt- s 

set, in '45. After this he was out of the ministry till he was stationed in Middle- | 

borough in 1859, again in '60, in Bridgewater in '61, and from there went into li.' | 

army. He was an earnest Christian worker, and a fearless, clear speaker, 'ihc. | 

following is from the history of Bristol co., Mass. : " He was an earnest advocate | 

of all moral reforms, especially of total abstinence and antislavery, being classed | 

with the Garrison abolitionists. In 1862, then 65 years of age, he offered his scr\'- | 

ices to the government, and was made chaplain of the 12th Mass. Vols., Sept. K | 

of that year. At the battle of Antielam he contracted a disease of which he dlcu, | 

April 23, 1S64, His son, Capt. A. Gardiner Washburn, a fonner resident of Acush- | 

*Son of John Wilbur, leader of the " Wllburitcs." See p. 203, foot-note, 12th line from boltc 
t See foot-note to Cornelius A. (io3r.) 




t,t'., a graduate of Brown university and of the Albany law school, subsequently a 
; r-*>[>.iper editor, also died of disease contracted in the service." 

A remarkable incident of record is that Moses 5 was in the ]R evolutionary war, 
iiiji son Lattice in the Revolution, his grandson Israel, his great-grandson A. Gardi- 
!.«r Washburn and his great-great-grandson Franklyn Ilowland in the last war. 
L'kiitfd States pensions were granted on account of death or disability of the last 
fv'ur, and the last three held the same rank. 


lApcricnce I Mitchell came to Plymouth in the Anne in 1623. He was a land- 
holder, first in riymouth, afterwards in Duxbury, where he lived at Bluefish River, 
knd with the Washburns was one of the original proprietors of Bridgewater, where 
he lived at a place in East Bridgewater called Joppa (now Ehnwood.) He died 

16S0, aged 80. He m. ist, Jane, dau. of Francis Cook; m. 2d, Alary . Had: 

I, Tliomas; 2, John; 3, Jacob; 4, Edward; 5, Mary; 6, Sarah; 7, Hannah; 8, 
Lli/.abeth, who ni. John Washburn .2 In a letter to Experience from his nephew 
Thomas Mitchell, dated at Amsterdam, 24, 7, 1662, he says: "I do also wish my 
Cousin Elizabeth much joy with her D., that Cod has given to her six s.s." 


Robert I Cushman came in the Fortune in 1621, with son Thomas, 14 years of age, 
child of his first wife Sarah. He m. 1617, in Lcyden, Mary Chingleton or Single- 
ton, of Sandwich, England. He returned to England in the Fortune, leaving his 
son in the care of Gov. Bradford. 

Thomas.z son of the above, m. 1636, Mary, dau. of Isaac Allerton, who came with 
her parents in the Mayflower, and had: I, Thomas, b. 1637; 2, Sarah; 3, Lydia; 4, 
Isaac, b. 1648; 5, Elkanah, b. 1651; 6, Feav, b. 1653; 7, Ehezar, b. 1657; 8, Mary. 

Thomas,3 son of above, m. ist, Persis ; m. 2d, Ruth, dau. of John How- 

land.i He had five children, of whom Robert was born in 1664. 

l<obert,4 son of the above by first wife Persis, m. ist, about 1697, , and had 

eii^lil cliildien, of wliom Hannah, b. 1705, m. Isloses Washburn 4; m. 2d, . 


William I Spooner was early in Plymouth, but how and when he came is not 
known. He was a resident of Plymouth in 1643, where he lived until 1660, ^\■hen 
he moved to Acushnet. Here he resided until his death, in 16S4. He was a large 
landliolder, and an ofllcer in the town. He m. 1st, Elizabeth Partridge, who d. 28, 
4i 1648; m. 2d, iS, 3, 1652, Hannah, dau. of Joshua 2 (who came in the Anne in 
1 6:13) and Bathsheba Pratt. They had nine children. His first child was John,^ 
^- — . John 2 was one of the original proprietors of Dartmouth, where he was living 
2d mo., 1733, and where he was prominent in town affairs. He probably married 
twice, and had ten chlldicn. His seventh child was : 

Nathan,3 b. 21, 9, 16S9, He was a resident of Dartmouth, where he was hving in 

17+4, and where he often served in minor official trusts. He m. I'aticnce , and 

h.iJ six children. His third child was : 

John,'4 b,'i6, II, 1715; m. 9, 11, 1738, Elizabeth, dau. of Joseph and Elizabeth 
(Spooner) Taber, b. 2, 11, 1718. He had three children. His first child M-as: 


JameSjS b. 5, 9, 1739; d. 3, 9, 1815; m. l2tL mo., 1759, Susan, dau. of |,;.- 
MoranviJIe, b. 1739, d. 1818. lie was a farmer in Dartmouth originally, afici .. 
followed the seas, and subsequently became a shipowner. Soon after the- Ki > 
tionary war he moved to Vermont. In iSio he moved to Ohio, settling nerr i 
neaui. lie was in the French and Indian, and Revolutionary wars. They )-..:■'. 
Rebecca, b. 1760; 2, Sarah, b. 1 761, m. Lettice Washburn 6 (liis second v: 
3, John, b. — : 4, Klizabcth, b. — ; 5, James, b. 1769; 6, Pardon, b. 1770; 7, ](,.,. 
t>. — ; 8, Joshua, b. — ; 9, Stephen, b. — . 


451. George,^ (^Gcorgc^ Matthew ^^ llionias^^ yarucs^ 
Nathaniel^ Zoeth^ Henry ^"^^ born 20, 10, 1806; in. 30, .\. 
1829, Sylvia G., dau. of James and Sarah (Rowland, dau. 
of 168) Allen.* George was born in New Bedford in ;; 
house which stood on the northwest corner of Union a:ul 

^ * James and Sarah Allen had fourteen chiluren, as follows: 

1. William H., b. 8, 2, 1786; m. ist, i, 1, 1807, Ruth, dau. of John A. and Averic (Standi^h; 
Parker, and had: i, Sarah P., m. Hon. J. H. ClifTord (late Governor of ^Massachusetts) ; 2, AUx- 
ander; 3, William Henry; 4, Lieut. -Col. John A. P., (collector of the port of New Bedford in it^. 
and fourteen years previous, and in the army in the war of the Rebellion,) who m. Abby 1'. Ch;'u- 
dock; 5, Averick P., m. Charles S. Francis; 6, Herbert; 7, Helen. He m. 2d, 14, 5, 1S3S, Cnrclui- 
Hayward; no children. 

2. Susan, m. Samuel W. Hussey, and had: i, William A., m. Bailey; 2, Hannah, m. 

Richmond; 3, George F., m. jst, Gertrude Murray, m. 2d, Margaret Clapp; 4, Lydia, m. Joshji 
Richmond; 5, Sar?h J. A. 

3. Joseph H.,m. Sarah, dau. of John (264) and Reliance Howland, and had: i, John H.; 4. An:i 
H., m. Henry C. Kelley; 7, Sarah H., m. John Kehew; several other children who died youiu;. 

4. Gideon, b. 29, 5, 179T, m. ist, Hannah, dau. of Matthew (260) and Abigail (Wing) Howland: 
no children. He m. 2d, Betsey, dau. of Thomas and Hannah Nye, and had: i, Hannah, ni. Jirch 
Swift, Jr.; 2, Eliza N., m. Isaac Davenport; 3, Alice, m. Griffin B. Davenport; 4, Henry H., livoi 
in San Francisco, Cal. ; 5, Gilbert, m. Addie MuUiken; 6, Anna; 7, Gideon, m. Horatia A. How- 
land (dau. of 492.) 

5. Gilbert, m. Eliza W., dau. of Griffln and Bathsheba Barney; no children. 

6. Thomas, m. Phcbe S., dau. of Nathaniel (272) and Elizabeth Howland, and had: 1, Eliz.ibct'i 
H., m. John Wood ; 2, Mary H., m. Klisha Thornton, Jr. ; 3, George H., m. Eliza Nye ; 4, Caroline 
H., unmarried; 5, Edward H., m. Achsah Wood; 6, James P., m. Frances Davis; 7, Sarah Franco, 
unmarried; and others who died young. 

7. Judith, m. George S. Howland (506,) son of Nathaniel (272,) and had dau. Sarah A., who ni. 
D. H. Wood. 

, / 8. James, m. Martha Russell, and had; i, Mary, m. Richard M. Heath, and had ten children; -, 

Sarah B., m. Judge Alexander B. Guigoii; 3, Charles R.; 4, Josephine, m. ist, Witkliffe, '•• 

2d, Chesley Kcuney. 

9. Sylvia G., m. George (756,) son of George (451) and Susan Howland. 

10. Ficdcrick S., in. ist, Mary p. Howland, and had: i, Emma, m. Edward S. Taber; 2, Alffi- 
ander; 3, Sylvia; 4, Annie. Ke m. 2d, busan Gardner, and h:id: 5, Walter, unmarried; 6, Fdii-r 
m. Frederic Foster; 7, George H. H., unmarried; 8, Clara, unmarried. He m. 3d, widow Cl;ira 
Gardner; no children. 

James and Sarah had four daughters, Lucy, Sylvia, Lucy, and another, vho died unmarried. 




Bethel streets, the spot now occupied b}^ the Standard build- 
ing. He had what is invaluable to any one, a Christian 
hearthstone, as a starting point in lite. lie was educated in 
a private school and the Friends' academy in New Bedford, 
in a French famil;y in New York cit}", to acquire that lan- 
guage, and at an academ}' in Germantown, Penn. In 1821 
lie commenced with his fatlier a business career which he 
prosecuted without interruption for sixt3'-two years. Aller 
his father died,, he and his brother Matthew continued the 
business as agents of whaleships. Possessed of strict in- 
tegrity, promptness, and good business capacit}^ he has 
been frequently sought for to fill public positions of trust. 
In 1843 he was chosen a member of the school committee 
of the town, and from that time until the present (1885) he 
has almost continuously held some public office, the gift of 
the people of liis native ])lace. He represented the tov\'n in 
the General Court in 1838-40. In 1845-47 he was one of 
the selectmen of the town, being chairman of the board a 
portion of the time, and held that office at the time of the 
adoption of the cit}^ charter in 1847. He filled the office of 
•nayor of the cit}' in 1855-56, and in October, 1S61, then 
being president of the common council, he was again 
chosen mayor, the office being made vacant by the death 
of Isaac C. Taber, and was continued in the office through 
1862-64, the most eventful 3'ears of the war of the re- 
bellion, lie was a member of the state senate in 1853- 
54, and in 1855 was a member of the governor's coun-' 
cil. He was a trustee of the New Bedford Institution for 
Savings until he became senior member of the board, and 
at the same time was a trustee of the Five Cents Savings 
Bank, till the law of 1876 compelled his resignation from 
one of them. He remained with the Five Cents Savings 
Bank, of which he has been president from its organization. 
Since July, 1855, he has been a trustee of the State Lunatic 
Hospital at Taunton. In 1847 he was chosen b}' the New- 
England Yearly Meeting of Friends, a member of the com- 
nnttee havino- charo-e of their boardinp--school at Provi- 



dence, R. I., which position he has since held, witb. t'; 
exception of three 3'ears. He is next to the senior mcinl-M - 
of the board of trustees of Brown Universit}'^, Provideiu\. 
R. I., to wliich he was chosen in 1852. In 1870 lie v. .i.-. 
one of the commissioners appointed by President Grant '■! 
visit the Osage Indians, for the purpose of settling difilcui- 
ties between them and the United States. They passn! 
several wrecks v/ith them, living in their tents, etc. lie h;- 
been president of the New Bedford Port Society since iSOo ; 
is an associate trustee of residuary funds amounting to ovt-r 
a million dollars, provided for in the famous will of Sylvia 
Ann Rowland. Mr. Howland is deeply interested in tht^ 
Free Public Library of the city, of which he has been n 
trustee since 1855, except two 3^ears. At the close of hi.-> 
first two years as ma3'or, he made a proposition in writing 
that his entire salary be placed to the credit of the library as 
an interest-bearing fund.* The proposition was promptly 
accepted by the city, and it is known as the George How- 
land Jr. fund. In response to a resolution of the city coini- 
cil, a fine portrait of Mr. Howland hangs upon the walls ol 
the library. He has always been an active member of tlu; 
Society of Friends, and prominent in the business of then- 
yearly meetings. His well preserved mental and physical 
vigor are remarkable. Children : 

* New Beuforu, 4 mo. 6, LS57. 
To THE City Council: 

Gentlemen, — Having held the oflice of mayor of the city for the past two years, for which service 
1 have received from the city treasury' the sum of sixteen hundred dollars, and as when I accei'lcJ 
the oflice I did it against my own inclinations and without any expectations of being compensatti 
for the time and labor I might devote to it, and with a view to manifest in some degree the interest 1 
feel in our " Free Public Libraiy," I now make, for your consideration, the following proposition. 

I will return to the city the amount I have received therefrom for my services a.'; mayor, on condi- 
tion that the same shall be constituted a fund, the income of which shall forever be appropriated t^' 
the purchase of books for the said " Free Public Librarj-," to be expended under the direction of the 
trustees for the time being, who shall in their annual report give a statement of the disbursements cl 
said income; the class of books I would propose to be obtained from the above source, to be of a 
more expensive character, embracing some of the higher works of art and science, than the trustees 
would feel themselves justified in procuring with the funds annually set apart and placed at their 
disposal by the city go\ernnieut for the enlargement of the library. 

Sho'dd this proposition meet with your approval, J will hold myself in readiness to complete the 
arrangements at any time that will suit your convenience. 

Respectfully yours, 


HENRY Rowland's descendants. 275 

I0!3. i. JAMKS A., b. 18, 6, 1S30: d. 5, 9, 1831. 

1014. ii. Geougf, Hknky. b, 21, 12, 1831 ; d. i, 8, 1832. 

IC15. iii. Gr.ORGE Hkn'ry, b. 3, 6, 1S33; d. 24, 6, 1861. 

4:51. Augustus,^ (^George ^ JSIatlhczu^^ Thomas^'' 'jfaiiics^'^ 
Xathanicl^^ Zocth^^ Ilcnry^^) born 29, i, 181 1, in New Bed- 
fiird; m. 9th mo., 1831, Phebe Jane, dau. of Humphrey 
(358) and Sarah T. Rowland, who died 16, 2, 1873. After 
his marriage he lived in Ledyard, Auburn, and Syracuse, 
X. Y. Children : 

ioi6. i. George Augustus, b. 5, 3, 1833; d. 7, 3, 1833. 

V ii. Mary Jane, b. i, 8, 1834; m. 25, 5, 1854, Abraham, son of William 
C. and Hannah Tabcr, cf New Bedford, where the family was living 
in 1885. 
1017. iii. Chares Augustus, b. 20, 7, 1S36. 

iv. Elizabeth, b. 16, 11, 1837. 
101 S. V. Ro]ii;rt HujMniREY, b. 27, 4, 1840. 

vi. Sarah Field, b. lo, 12, 1842; m. 14, 6, 1S65, Williani Giffoid, of Led- 
yard, N. Y. 
10:9. vii. George, b. 20, 8, 1846; m. 28, 2, 1867, Ilnnnah Iloxie, and lived in 
Sherwood, Cayuga cc, N. Y. Had: i, Susie E., b. 9, 8, 1869; 2, 
Mary L., b. 12, 10, 1871, d. 5, 4, 1872; 3, Edward, b. 21, 8, 1S73,; 4, 
Louis R., b. 12, 5, 1S75 ; 5, Fred C, b. 14, 5, 1S76. 


451. Matthew,* (^Gcorge^ Matthew ^^ T/iojiias,^ yaiucs^'^ 
Xathaniel^^ Zocth^ Henry}') born 27, 8, 1814, in New Bed- 
ford ; d. 1884; "^- 1842' Rachel Collins Smith, of Phila- 
delphia, Penn., who survives him. An earnest Christian 
woman, she has not only stood by her late husband in his 
Christian work, but has for many years been engaged in 
J^imilar work through other agencies, and directly. The 
following was contained in an obituary which appeared at 
the time of his decease in the Evening Standard of New 
Bedford, where Mr. Ilowland was born and always lived : 

He was in active business in connection with the whale fishery for the most of his 
life, with his father and his brother Geor^re. He was a life-long and useful member 


of the Society of I'liends, was an elder, had licen clerk of the New licdfuid Monthl* ■ 

Meeting for about thirty years, and at tlic time of his death was clerk of San-lwj'.v. 
Qunrtcrly Meeting, lie has been a director of the National Bank of Commerce a:-. I 
its predecessor, the Bedford Connnercial Banlc, since 1852, lie was a bcncvultiis 
man, and his best known charity was the building and conferring for public use the 
Ilowland Chapel on Purchase street, in the north part cf the city. He was f •. r 
many years president of the New Bedford Bible Society. He was a memlicr of Uic V 

common council five years from 1850, president of that hoard in 1852 and iS^^ f 

and an alderman for five years, beginning with 1861. He lived up to his prufci- f 

sions, and was universally respected as an honorable and useful citizen. * 

Children : I 

i, Susan, b. — . 

1020. ii. Richard Smith, b. — ; m. 1S70, Mary Hoppin. 

1021. iii. Matthew Morris, b. — . 

1022. Jv. William Diu.wyn, b. 27, 3, 1853, in New Bedford; m. 22,9, iS;v 

Caroline T., dau. of Charles S. and Anne Elizabeth (Barker) Chili!, 

who was born in Warren, R. I. They have a son Llewellyn, b. 29, 10, ^ 

1877. William D. was educated at Friends' Academy, New Bedfurd, | 

and at Brown University, Providence, R. I. He organized the New ? 

Bedfoid Manufacturing Co. in 18S2, and has since been its treasurer. J 


451. Charles W.,^ {Gcoj-gc^^ Matthcto,^ Thowas'-' 
James^'' Nathaniel^ Zocth^ Henry ^"^^ born 21, 6, 1817,11! 
New Bedford; m. ist, lo, 3, 1838, Caroline E., dau. of 
William E. and Nancy E. Harker, who died 10, 10, 1839; 
m. 2d, 7» 9» 1843 > Gulielma M., dau. of Samuel and ]Mar- 
garet H. Hi) lis. -The}^ lived in Union Springs. N. Y., 
where their first four children were born, till 1852, when 
they moved to Wilmington, Delaware, and they have since 
resided there. Children : 

1023. i. Samuel Hillis, b. 12, 8, 1S44; d. 23, 6, 1851. 

1024. ii. William Harker, b. 2, 2, 1847; d. 6, 8, 1S49. 

iii. Margaret Smith, b. 25, 7, 1849; m. 6, 6, 1872, John E. Cookman, 
D. U., an eminent clergyman of the M. E. church. Had: i, Charles 
Howland, b. 2, 3, 1873; 2, Arthur Shirley, b. 28, 11, 1880; 3, llaruld 
III limes, b. 4, 9, 1 883. 

1025. iv. Charles Samuel, b. 4, 9, 1851; m. 17, 12, 1S73, Plary C. Shipley. 

Had: i, Murray Shipley, 1). 22, 11, 1874; 2, Alice Gulielma, b. 14, -1 
1883. Charles S. is treasurer of a manufacturing corporation in W i!- 
mington, Del., where he is held in high cs'eem. 
V. Susan, b. i, 12, 1854. 

HENRY Rowland's descendants. 277 

vi. Rachel Smith, L. Ki, 9, 1S56. 
10:/). vii. A son, b. and d. 51, l?., 1S60. 

762. (See p. 210.) 

^65. George W.,^ (Jo/ni JV.,'' John W.,^ Thomas,'' 
'YiiD/cs,^ Nafhanicl^ Zocth^ Hcury,^) born 9, 2, 1817, in 
Wcstport; m. 4, 9, 1842, Lydia A. James, b. 24, 3, 1825. 
He is a carpenter by trade, and was living in North Dart- 
mouth in 1885. Children: 

i. vSarah C, b. 14, 6, 1844. 
ii. AuELiZA J., b. 29, 12, 1845; ^- 2» 9> ^^54. 
Hi. Alice S., b. 24, 3, 1847. 
1027. iv. Geokgk, b. 23, 9, 1S4S. 
102S. V. John J., b. 18, 2, 1850; d. 12, 10, i860. 
vi. Mariana H., b. i, 4, 1852; d. 16, 5, 1853. 

1029. vii. Robert S., b. 16, 2, 1854. 
viii. Adeliza J., b. 5, 2, 1857. 

ix. Lydia A., b. 24, 3, 1S59; d. 31, 5, 1866. 
X, Mary E., b. 23, 2, 1861. 

1030. xi. Walter S., b. 27, 12, 1862. 

1031. xii. John D., b. 12, 6, 1S65. 

764. (See p. 209.) 

452. Capt. Alexander,^ ( Cornelius ^ ]\Iatthctu ,^ Thomas,^ 
James, '^ N^athanicl^ Zocihf Henry, "^^ born 24, 4, 181 1 ; m. 
Jane S., dau. of Nicholas Davis,* b. 5, i, 1805, d. 4, 12, 
18S2. He was a whaleman for sixteen years, and com- 
manded several vessels. The latter part of his life was 
J^pent on a farm at Long Plain, Acushnet, where he was 
highly respected, and where he died. Children : 

• 032. i. Cornelius A., b. 8, 3, 1S3S. 

i<-''33. ii. Ai.DEN S. D., b. 9, 5, 1842. 

1034. iii. William W., b. 8, ri, 1849; m. Minnie A. Griswold. Had: i, Jennie, 

b. 12, 7, 1S80; 2, Minnie J., b. 25, 3, 18S2. 
iv. JANE E., b. 10, 4, 1 85 1 ; m. 18S4, Rev. J. S. Bell, who at the time was 

pastor of the T\! E. church at Long Plain, where they lived in 18S5. 

* N'i;_holas, -.on of Timothy Davis, of Long Plain, b. 13, 5, lyCg, m. Rutfi Spooner, of the Fame 
place, b. 23, 9, 1770. RuthS was dau. of Aldcn t (\Valtcr,3 Samuel,2 Williap\l) Spooner. (See 
spooner Genealogy, page 271.) 


470. Charles A.,^ {Perry ^ Charles,^ Thomas ^^ Jinncs,^ 
Naihanld^ Zocth^ Henry ^"^^ born 8, 4, 1822 ; m. IMarv J., 
dau. of Joseph and Eleanor Hoxie. He is a farmer in 
Scipioville, N. Y., and commands the respect of the coim- 
munity in which he lives. Children : 

1035. i. IIOKACr; Grkklev, b. 27, 10, 1S50, in Lcclyard, N. Y., on the homestearj. 

lie passed his boyhood assisting his father on the farm, and atlcndin™ 
tlie district sciiools. At tl)e age of 19 he graduated from the Auburn 
high school. His taste running in the hne of drawing, he was em- 
ployed by a Syracuse printer and engraver. He then engraved some 
for John J. Thomas, associate editor of the Country Gentleman, and 
was subsequently employed in Buffalo, N. Y., Milwaukee, Wis., and 
Chicago, Til. In 1873-74 he was in the engraving business in Cleve- 
land, Ohio, under the firm of Sweet & Ilowdand. He sold out, and 
was employed at sketching and civil engineering for atlas publishers. 
In the Winter of 1S82 he returned to Cleveland, where he was follow- 
ing his occupation in 18S5. His purpose is success. 

1036. ii. Charles M., b. 2, 11, 1S52; d. 16, 4, 185S. 

1037. iii. Claren'CE H., b. 3, 3, 1S55. Is with his uncle in Washington, D. C. 
iv. Mary E., b. 11, 4, 1S5S; m. 7, 11, 1876, Morgan Ames, of Scipio Cen- 
tre, N. Y., and had dau. Florence, b. 15, 7, 1879. 

V. Anna J., b. 18,4, 1861; m. 10, 12, 1S80, Fre<leric M. White, of Scipio- 
ville, N. Y., and had Bernard Milo, b. 11, 3, 18S3. 

vi. CAKruE E., b. 17, 3, 1863. 
vii. Manukla, b. 3, 4, 1865 ; d. 7, 4, 1865. 
viii. Susan A., b. 3, 7, 1868. 

781. (See p. 214.) 

Nathaniel,^ {Resolved,'' 'John,^ James,^ yanics,^ iW 
thanieJ^ Zocth^ Henry, "^^ born i, 12, 1797, in Dartmouth; 
m. 1818, Lydia Bliss, of Dartmouth. He was a farmer, 
residing on tlie farm at Bliss Corner formerly occupied by 
his father. Child : 

1038. i. PiiiLii', b. 1819; d. 1866; m. 1st, 1841, Sarah W., dau. of Howard and 
Elizabeth Potter; m. 2d, Patience Potter, sister of Sarah, who was 
living in New Bedford in 1SS5. Had: I. Ann II., b. 3, 3, 1843; 
m. 18, I, 1866, George E. Chase, of Dartmouth, who w.xs lost at sea 
at the age of 22. Ann H. afterwards studied medicine, graduated 
with the degree of M. D., and in 1SS5 was a practising physician in 
New Bedford. 2. Ehza A., b. 1S45; "^- -> S, 1S64, William Henry 


Potter, and hnd : i, Helen II., b. iS66, d. 1871; 2, Philip H., b. 1870; 
3, Hetty A., b. 1874. 3. Lycurgus H., b. 30, 8, 1S49; married Har- 
riet E. Hathaway, and had: l, Garold S.; 2, Charles E. He is a 
builder and contractor, living in New Bedford In 1SS5. Philip was a 
successful whaling master, and commanded the Susan, Golconda, and 
Mary & Susan, from New Bedford. He had congestion of the brain 
on board ship, and died six days' sail from Pltcairn's Island, where he 
Avas buried. 


.}74. Jai\1]:s Henry, ^ (J'a/ncs,'' 'John^^ 'Jamcs^^ yavics,^ 
SathanicI^ Zoeth^ Jlcn7")',^) born in New Bedford ; in. ist, 
llflcn Augusta Whitney; m. 2d, Frances Peters; m. 3d, 
<>live Oliver. He was educated in the public schools of 
New Bedford and in the state normal school at Bridgewater. 
lie was for a time a clerk in Boston, afterwards with his 
uncle and father, "John & James Howland," and subse- 
qucntl}'' of the firm of Howland & Hussey, oil merchants. 
Later he had a sperm candle factory at Smoking Rocks, 
-■^DUth of New Bedford (premises now occupied by the Po- 
toinska Mills.) He succeeded his father as director in the 
I-'irst National Bank of New Bedford, in which city he al- 
ways lived, and died at his residence southeast corner of 
Sixth and INIadison streets. Children by first wife : 

i. Hr.i.KN Augusta, b. 28, 6, 1S37; ™- i6> i°> 1S62, Hon. Oliver Prescott, 
of New Bedford. Had: i, Helen Whitney, b. i, ii, 1866; 2, Oliver, 
b. 30, 7, 186S; 3, Mary Kobbins, b. 12, 10, 1871. Mr. Prescott is a 
lawyer, a prominent member of the Bristol county bar, and has held 
the office of judge of probate of that coimty. 

1039. ii. John, b. — ; d. in infancy. 

1040. iii. Jamp.s, b. 16, 5, 1846; d. 1S67. 

Child by second wife : 

iv. KLizAv.iriH Delano, b. 9, 6, 1S61; d. 12, 5, 1SS3; m. 10, 5, 1882, Fred- 
erick Tabcr. 


476. John M.,^ {Jo/m,-' Wing;'' Jawcs,'' James,' Na- 
I'unn'el^^ Zveth,^ Jlcnry,^) born 29, 7, iSio : m. 3, 10, 


1833, JNIatllcla, dau. of Samuel and Phcbe (Folgcr) C" '.. 
man,* of Ghent, N. Y., b. 22, 7, 1812. Mr. Ilowland 
born in the house where it has been stated his parents \\\< ' 
in the town of Fairhaven, where he Jias always lived. J .' 
early learned the trade of a cooper, and started in the l!'>,. 
ness on hip own account in a shop near his father's resi- 
dence, it was a brisk, paying business, in those d . 
of prosperous, extensive whaling from this tovv'n and >.'■• •, 
Bedford just across the river. His shop was subsequiiA 
moved to where it now stands, on the west side of Mjiin 
street above the bridge, in the same town. Mr. Howlar.d 
became quite an extensive owner in whale shipping. Ab' ".' 
1855 he retired from the coopering business, and was si:^- 
ceeded in it b}- his son John H. He had previously pur- 
chased a large farm on the Acushnet road, near PJveisitl- 
cemetcr}^ to which he moved, and on which he lived ir. 
1S85. To this he has added largely by purchase, and v> 
jts value b)' clearing up and draining untilled land. IK- 
is. deeply interested in both agriculture and horticulture, aiul 
-'chcerfull}^ aids in ever3'thing that interests the community 
in these matters. Mr. Rowland enjo3's the confidence o( 
his fellow-townsmen, and holds several ofllces of pubiii. 
trust. Children, born in Fairhaven : 

1041. i. John II., b. 2, 11, 1834; m. 25, 5, 1S65, AnjancUe R. Peabody. lie 

was living in Fairhaven in 1SS5. 

1042. ii. JosEi'H Taher, b. 5, 5, 1S37; d. 12, 4, 1S39. 

1043. iii. Walter, b. 7, 2, 1840; d. 12th mo., 1877; ni. 22, 2, 1SO9, Ger- 

trude Cushman, of New Bedford. 

*Elihu Coleman, b. 1739; d. 1815; m. Elizabeth Macy, b. 1745, d. 1825. Had: i, Lydia, b. t7<^ >: 
2, Paul, b. 1769; 3, Tliaddeus, b. 1771; 4, Sanniel, b. 1773; 5, Nathan, b. T775; 6, Barnabas, b. i??'- 
7, Elizabeth, b. 1780; 8, Judith, b. 1782; 9, David, b. 1783. 

Sanuicl, son of Elihu and Elizabeth Coleman, was a master-mariner, lived on Nantucket till iSu. 
and then moved to Giient, Columbia co., N. Y., where he became a manufacturer; m. Phebe, i ■■'•■ 
of Walter Foliicr, b. T762, and had: i, Eliza, b. 1800: 2, Lydia, b. 1802; 3, Phcbe, b. 1S05; 4, l.a !'•'• 
b. 1810; 5, Matild:'., b. 1812, in Ghent, and wa.s married to John M. Ilowland there. 

Walter Polger, b. 1735, d.' 1826, w.-^s a rcsiJcnr of Nnntuckel, where he was largely c/:{::i..;cd in 
the manufacture of sjienn candles, &c. He m. 1757, Elizabeth Slarbuck, of Nantucket, b. 17 .^S, »-• 
1821, and h;id: i, Eliza, b. 1758; ?, Hepscbah. b. 1760; 3, Phcbe, b. 1762; 4, Walter, b. 1705; 5, 
Lydi.-!, b. 1767; 6, Ez.ekiel, b. 1769. Walter Kolger lived and died on Nantucket, where he was an 
enterpiising business man. He was one of the first to engage in the m.i:iuf.icture of sjerin c.uu .c». 

■.■•■,; ■ ; ■■ ^ w":?,vv\v, •>• . 




JOHN M . H O Vv^ L A N D 

From I'lintn. l,y 11, \V. Sniitli, N\«- Hertr.inl. 



iv. Laura Nye, b. 10. 10, 1842; m. 2, 4, 1869, Sanford Hai-rison Dudley, 
a native of Maine, wb.o is a practising lawyer, and resided in Cam- 
bridge in 18S5. 

1044. V. Samukl, b. 17, 10, 1844; d. 28, 2, 1S45. 
vi. Eliza Collins, b. 25, 4, 1846; d. 6, 8, 1851, 

vii. Harriet Matilda, b. i, 7, 1849. Has been a successful school teacher. 

1045. viii. Gkokge H., b. 22^ 11, 185 1 ; m. 10, 7, 1S79, Eunice C. Wilson, of Fair- 

haven. Was living opposite his father's residence in 18S5. 
ix. Eliza Collins, b. 7, 11, 1S55; d. 26, 5, 1876. 


XaihanicI^^ Zocih^^ Jlcnry,^) born 28, S, 181 1, in New Bed- 
ford; m. 4, 4, 1832, Sarah Slade Marvel, b. 2, 10, 1814. 
He learned the trade of a ship carpenter, was in California 
a number of years, where he carried on this business and 
owned a marine railwa}'. In 18S5 he was living in or near 
Boston. Children : 

i. Sarah Jane, b. 17, 8, 1833; d. 30, 8, 1S66; m. ist, 11, 3, 1855, Asa S. 
Elake; m. 2d, 8, 9, 1859, George E. Alchorn; m. 3d, 21, 11, 1S65, 
Davis A. Blake. Mad one child by each husband, and they all died 
in infancy. 

1046. ii. William Frederick Plummer, b. i, 7, 1835; unmarried. 

1047. "i- Charles Henry, b. 16, 6, 1840; m. ist, 2, 11, 1865, Mary A. Cook; 

m. 2d, 19, 2, 1874, Elizabeth M. Ray. Had: i, Jessie E., b. 14, 12, 
1874, d. 4, 8, 1875; 2, George A., b. 13, 8, 1876: 3, Frederick W., b. 
7, 8, 18S0; 4, Joseph T., b. 23, 3, 1S83, d. 20, 7, 1883. These chil- 
dren v/ere all born in Dorchester. 

1048. iv. Joseph Francis, b. 21, i, 1845; m. 19, 2, 1870, Helen T. Delano. 

Has had three children, who all died in infancy. He is a man of 
excellent business capacity, and has been for t\^■enty years in the 
employ of Walter Baker & Co., of Boston, manufacturers of chocolate, 
and for ten years has managed the business. In 1882-S3 was in the 
common council of Boston; in 18S5 was a director of the Laurel Lake 
Mill, P'all River, and resided in or near Boston. 

. 191' 
482. William W.,^ {Ah7icr,'^ Tiinof/iy,^ Javirs,^ James, ^ 
XatJiauicI^^ Zocih," Henry, ^) born 12, 12, 1815, in Little 
Compton, R. I., where his parents were living; m. 29, 6, 


1845, Sarah Cushman. He served an apprenticcsliip to iv.t 
house carpenter's trade, but at 19 was induced to try wlial 
ing, and made five voyages. After this he was in the for- 
eign merchant marine service. In 1849 ^^^' '''^''ide one ; ; 
three trips to CaHfornia, where he was engaged in mining, 
(Src. In 18S5 he resided in New Bedford. Child : 

1049. i. Barker Cushman, b. 25, 5, 1846. 


482. Elisha D.,^ (Adjicr,'^ Thnolhy,^ Jaiucs,^ James.' 
N'athaniel^ Z.octh^ Henry ^""^ born 18, ii, 1817, in Ntv. 
Bedford; m. ist, 22, i, 1839, Sarah B., dau. of Pamfli.; 
Cook, who died 22, 5, 1850; m. 2d, 12, 6, 1854, Susan N.. 
dau. of Benjamin Nealy, of South Berwick, Maine, li- 
was for a time with Nathan Chase, dry goods dealer in Ne\s 
Bedford, and afterwards in the same business for himself ii. 
that city. He was subsequently in business in Ware ;iii'". 
Weymouth. Children, all born in New Bedford excc-p: 
Frank E., who was born in Boston : 

1050. i. Edward A., b. 9th mo., 1840; m. 10, 10, i860, Cordelia M., flrxu. < f 

Thomas and Priscilla Sawyer, of New Bedford. 
ii. Emily F., b. 17, 11, 1842; m. 6, 2, 1S64, at Ware, Nathaniel W:^rrci., 

son of Jolm and Elizabeth Tricky, of Waverley. 
iii. Susan A., b. 6, 12, 1844; d. 1846. 

1051. iv. Frank E., b. 4, 7, 1858; d. 16, 8, 1S5S. 


490. Capt. Jonathan,^ {^'Jonallian^ yonat/ian,^ yanics." 
yavics,^ N^athauicl^^ Zocih,^ Henry, ""^ born 13, 3, 1S31, ir- 
New Bedford ; m. Caroline T., dau. of Joseph and Mary 
W. Remington, of New Bedford, who had other children.. 
Alice, Eliza, Lucy, Emma, Ellen, Edward, William, aiui 
James. Capt. Jonathan was educated in New l^edford, ami 
after leaving the high school commenced a seafaring lii^ 
He early made a vo3^age to Calcutta, and was after\vai(i> 

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with his father until 1861, when he took command of the 
V. S. schooner Pharos, which was engaged in supplying 
ii'dithouscs. He retired from this occupation in 1869. 
Since then he has lived a quiet life in his native city, where 
jmich of the time he has held public oflice. He was in tlie 
common council three years from ward 5, and in 1885 had 
been on the scliool board for six years. Child : 

j. Sakaii E.U7.A, b, 14, 3, 1855. 


492. Francis Hathaway,^ ( WilUains^ Jonathan,^ 
JamcSy^ yaiiics,^ A^atJianicl,^ Zoeth,~ /Icn?-y,^) born 12, 5, 
1842, in Brooklyn, N. Y. ; m. 6, 10, 1875, Kate C. Froth- 
ingham. In 1884 Francis H. was of the firm of Gleason & 
Howland, Atlantic avenue, Brooklyn, N, Y., in which city 
he resided in 1885. Children : 

i. Mary Wood, b. 9, 4, 1877. 
ii. Ethel Anna, b. 14, 5, 1S78. 

1052. iii. THO>fAs Fletcher, b. 30, 8, 1S79. 

1053. iv. Arthur Hathaway, b. 18, 3, 18S3. 


492. Rev. Williams,^ ( WiUiams,'' yonaf/iaiiy^ J'ah'/cs,^ 
'jfaincs,'^ A^allnniicl^ Zocih~ Ilciiry,^) born 24, 10, 1S50, at 
Portsmouth, N. H. ; m. 28, 12, 1882, in St. George's Epis- 
copal church. Flushing, L. I., Anna Collins, dau. of Edwin 
and Charlotte Collins (Prince) Henry, of Flushing. Her 
descent from William Bradford, governor of Plymoutli col- 
on}', appears below. Through her maternal grandfather, 
William Robert Prince, she is descended from John Prince, 
who came to America in 1663, and after residing at Boston, 
settled permanently ai Flushing, L. I., where his descend- 
ants have been prominent residents and owners of a large 
estate, including formerly celebrated botanical gardens. 
After completing his secular education, jMr. Howland en- 


tered the Episcopal theological school in Cambridge, ;i,(t 
graduated with honor in 1881, receiving tlie dcfri'o < ♦' 
Bachelor of Divinit}'. By the bishop of Long Island, h.- 
was made a deacon on Trinity Sunday of 18S1, in Chri;.: 
church, Brooklyn, E. D., and was ordained a priest the sair.c 
Sunday of 1882, in St. Luke's church, Brooklyn. O:. 
leaving the seminar}'-, he went directl}' to Flushing, L. ]., 
to be the assistant minister of St. George's church. A vear 
afterwards he accepted the rectorship of St. John's churc'ij, 
Passaic, N. J., which he still retains. R.ev. Williams is a 
representative, it will be observed, of some of the old fam- 
ilies of New York cit}^ and state, among them those of Sli- 
dell, Nitchie, and Evertson. Child: 

i. Flokknce Si.inF.i.L, b. 29, i, 1S84. 
The following shows INIrs. Howland's pedigree : 

Gov. William Bradford,! of riymouth colony, m. Alice Southwortli. 

Maj. William Jjradford, 2 son of Gov. William, b. 1624; d. 1703; m. Alice Rich- 

Maj. John Bradford.s son of l\Iaj. William, b. 1653; d. 1736; m. Mercy Warren. 

Lieut. Samuel Bradford,4 son of John, b. 16S4; d. 1740; m. Sarah Gray. 

Lieut.-Gov. William Brad ford, 5 son of Samuel, b. 1729; d. 1S08; m. Hilary I.c 

Lydia Bradford,^ dau. of Lieut.-Gov. William, b. 1774; d. 1854; m. Lieut.-Gov. 
Charles Collins. 

Charlotte Goodvin CoUins,? dau. of Charles and Lydia, b. 1S03; m. William 
Robert Prince, b. 1795, d. I S69. Had: i, Charlotte Collins, m. Ldwin Henry; 2, 
Hon. Le Baron Bradford. 

Edwin and Charlotte C. Henry 8 had: i, Florence Lydia; 2, Anna Collins, m. 
Rev. Wilhams Howland; 3, Cornelia Charlotte. 


549. John Wickes,^ {Thomas A.,'' Benjamin ^^ Daniel^' 
Dantel,^ Daniel,^ Zocth^ Henry ^^^ born 9, 12, iSo<|, in 
Warwick, R. L ; m. 1825, Susan A., dau. of Col. Augustus 
Greene, of East Greenwich, P,.. L, where they lived, and 
where their cliildren v.-ere born. IJe d. 17, i, 1872. Chil- 
dren : 

i. Vl.ww Gkkkne, b. '6, 6, 182S; d. 1843. 


,,.;4. ii. Thomas Augustus, b. 23, y, 1S30. 

1055. iii. BfnjamiN, b. 2, 8, 1833; m. ist. iilh mo., 1S55, Carrie A. Smith, who 
d. 3, 6, 1859; 111- -<^. 21, II, iSGi, Julia M. Almy. Had: i, Benja- 
min Aldrich, b. 15, 6, 1857; 2, Carrie Louise, b. 26, 10, 1S63. His 
P. O. address, 111 1884, was Ne\v])orl, R. I. 

lo^fi. iv. Albert Fuanklvn, b. 13, i, 1S36. 

I, ;7. V. CilAKi.KS ANDREWS, b. 24. 3, 1S3S; not mnrried, and lived in Kast 
Greenwich, R. I., in 1885:, engaged in farming. He was in the 3d 
R. I. heavy artillery in the war of the rebellion. 

105S. vi, George Washington, b. 13, 10, 1840; m. Jane \Yay, of East Green- 
wich, R, J. Had: i, Jennie Way, b. 1864; 2, Mary Green, b. 1866; 

3, Margaret Flvan.s, b. 1868, d. 1870. George W. was in the Union 
anny during the whole time of the rebeUion, hrst going out as private 
in the 12th New York Vols., leaving New York 12, 4, 1861, for three 
months. On tlie return of that regiment he joined the io2d N. Y. 
Vols, for three years, commencing asistlieut. ; was soon appointed 
quartermaster, and served in that capacity until the end of the war, 
first as regimental quartermaster and then as brigade quartermaster. 
He was with Sherman in his entire march from Tennessee to Rich- 
mond. In 1885 he was in the mining business on Staten Islaird, N. Y''. 

1059. vii. Chkistopher Wickes, b. i, 6, 1S43. 

viii. Emma Arnold, b. 5, 9, 1S45; unmarried. 

ix. Susan Elizabeth, b. 10, 4, 184S; m. 10, 4, 1872, Henry T. Bragg, and 
had : I, Elizabeth, b. 2, 4, 1873, d. 29, i, 1877; 2, Henry Howland, 
b. 9, II, 1S74, d. 6, 5, 1875; 3, Eleanor, b. 23, 3, 1876, d. 4, 2, 1877; 

4, Emma Louise, b. 29, 10, 1880. Capt. Bragg served in the militia 
of the state of New Y'ork, entering as a private in the 23d regiment 
of infantry, where he was gradually promoted to 1st sergeant of Co. 
B.; was then elected 2d lieutenant of Co. A, 13th Rcgt. N. Y. S. M., 
afterwards captain of the same company, and after twice refusing pro- 
motion to major, resigned at the expiration of about ten years. In 
1 885 he superintendent and secretary of the Fernbrook Mills, 
Yonkers, N. Y., where tlie family resided. 

X. Annie Smith, b. 7, 12, 1850; unmarried, 
fofra. xi. Arthur Wilson, b. 6, 11, 1S51; unmarried. In 1SS5 resided in East 
Greenwich, R. 1. 


549. Capt. Isaac Barker,^ {TJionias A. ^ Benjamin,^ 
DanicU^ DcniicI,^ Daniel,^ Zocih,- Jlcnry,^) born 12, i, 
jSii, in East Greenwich, R. I. ; m. widow Nancy Brow- 
nell Johnson,* daii. of Jo.sepii and Mary (Brownell) Snell, 

"She m. ist, George Burke, who was lost at sea by shipwreck; m. 2d, 7, 12, 1S34, Edward John- 
*ou, who was knocked overboard by a vessers boom ; m. 3d, 26, 7, 1842, Capt. Isaac Barker Howland. 


of Little Compton. R. I., a relative of Philadelphia Brnw- ■ 
nell. She was a veiy worth}^ woman and highly eslecmed ; 

the last years of her life was a great sufferer from heitrt I 

disease. She died in iSSi, aged 76, and was buried .ir. I 

East Greenwich, R. I. Capt. Isaac B. commenced a sea- f 

faring life at an early age. He has crossed the Atlantic '" 

nearly a score of tiines, has commanded vessels in the coast- I 

ing trade from Newport to New York, and was for several ■ 
years in the U. S. revenue service. He has been very for- •-' • 

tunate, never having lost a vessel or sustained a serious ac- | 

cident. He gave up marine service before the war, and i, | 

10, 1S62, at the age of 55, enlisted in Co. K, nth R. I. | 

Vols. He is of a genial, generous disposition. In 1885 lic | 

resided in East Greenwich, R. I. Children : « 

i. KUNICK CoLiJ.NS, b. 1S44.; in. 1S65, Pictro J. Bernardir.i, a iialive cf ?. 

Florence, Italy. Had: i, Walter Barker, b. 1866; 2, Roland Fish, \ 

h. 1869. She is an energclic, persevering woman. Pielro is son of ;. 

Marie A. Pollie and Francisco Bernardini. 

ii. Phkdk Davjs. b. 1846, d. 1S82; ni. 1868, William Harrison, son of ; 

Welcome and Ann Hatch J^iudick, of East Greenwich, R. I. ll'dd: j 

I, Ann Avery, b. 1S6S; 2, Welcome Harrison, b. 1870; 3, Mary How- 
land, b. 1S73; 4, Leon Bertram, b. 1876; they resided in East Green- 
wich in 18S5. Phebe Davis was a fine looking woman of su[ierior ;■ 
character. 1 i 

iii. Mary, b. 1848; m. ist, 1865, H. Shippee; m. 2d, Roland Fi=h. ■ 

In 1885 resided in East Greenwich, R. T. Mrs. Fish is noted for her f 

generosity and hospitality, and consideration of the poor and unfortu- | 

nate, some of whom have referred to her home as " the free hoiel." 
Mr. Fish was for a number of years assistant railroad station ag.nt at 
East Greenwich, and in 18S5 was in the freight depot at Providence. 


55?. Hon. Richard Greene,- (Dafi/c/,'' DanicU^ Dan- 
icU^ Daniel^'' Daniel,^ Zocth^ Jlcury,^) born 19, 9, 1840, in 
Centrcville, R. I. ; m. 4, 6, 186S, Isabella J., dan. of Sarii- 
uel G. and Isabella M. F. Allen, b. 3, 7, 1843, d. 12, 2. 
1884. Mr. Howiand was educated in the public schools 
and the academy at East Greenwich, R. I. He spent most 
of his time on the farm until 1867. Since then he has been 


,-oir.iected with cotton manufactiiring ; most of the time as 
superintendent of the Hope Co. niills, at Hope and Phcnix, 
j^, I. lie has been considerable in pubHc Hfe. He repre- 
sented the town of Scituate in the Rhode Ishmd General 
.\ssembly in 1870-71, and was occupying the same position 
in 18S5. Children: 

loOi. i. Rtchard Au.en, b. 27, 6, 1869; d. 17, 4, 1872. 

ii. Annie, b. i, 10, 1S71; d. 29, 12, 1S78. 

iii. Ai.iCK Merrii.i., b. i, 5, 1S74. 
1062. iv. Daxh-.l, b. 9, 6, 1878. 

V. Abigail Susan, b. 17, 6, 1S82; d. 25, 8, 18S2. 


558. Isaac, ^ {S/c;p/icn,'' Isaac.,^' Philip,^ Zoctli.^ Henry, ^ 
Zocth^ Henry, ^^ born, 9, 10, 1827, in Westport ; m. 25, 5, 
1853, Elizabeth H., dan. of Henry B. and Keziah H. Gif- 
ford, of the same town. Isaac is a farmer, and is in the 
ice business, living in Westport village. He is a man highly 
respected, and has held various oflices of trust and respon- 
sibility. He was for three years town clerk, treasurer and 
collector for the town of Westport. Children : 

1063. i. STErHKX IT., b. 3, I, 1855. He is a steam and gas fitter in Springfield. 

1064. ii. Frank L., b. 7, 5, 1857; m. 27, 9, 1S84, Bertha S. Tripp, of Westport. 

Has been in sea service ; is a bookkeeper in Springfield. 

1065. "i- EDWARD R., b. I, 7, 1S59; m. 24, i, 1883, Elizabeth Francis, of Provi- 

dence, R. I., wliere they live, and where he is in the jewelry business. 
Has Clara G., b. 23, 2, 1S84. 

1066. iv. Henry B., b. 3, 5, 1862. He is a jeweler in New Bedford. 

1067. V. George E., b. 7, 11, 1864. Lives in Springfield. 

1068. vi. John G., b. 2, i, 1867. 

1069. vii. Charle.s R., b. 12, 7, 1S69; d. 21, 3, 1870. 

1070. viii. Nathan G., b. 29, 11, 1872; d. 21, 3, 1870. 


558. Peleg C.,« {Stephen,'' haac,^ IViilip,'' Zoel/i,^ 
Henry^^ Zoeth^~ Jlcnry,^) born 29, 4, 1830, in Westport, at 
which time his father lived in Westport village. He was 


educated in t)ie public schools of liis native town, and ;;i 
Mr. Bartlett's academy, in Poughkecpsie, N, Y. After i!,; 
he was clerk for a few months for Anthony cS: Giflbrd, j;rw- 
cers, of Westport, and entered the Merchants" Bank of New 
Bedford as clerk, 13,8, 1846. He was made teller of tl:. 
bank, 30, 5, 185 1 ; appointed assistant cashier, 10, i, 1854, 
and cashier, 1,1, 1858, to fill the vacanc}^ caused by tin- 
resignation of James B. Congdon, Esq.,* who had been tiu- 
cashier since the organization of the bank in 1825. Nor.'.- 
of the directors or other officers connected with the bank 
when Mr. Howland entered it as clerk are now living. The 
capital of the bank is $1,000,000, and in 1885 the stock 
was selling at 175, v,'hich speaks well for Mr. Howland's 
management. He m. ist, 3, 6, 1851, Lucy, dau. of James 
B. Congdon, Esq., who d. 10, 8, 1867 ; m. 2d, 29, 10, 187:'. 
Clara E., dau. of Horatio A. Kempton, of New Bedford, 
who d. 15, 8, 1879 5 ^' 3^' ^^' ^^' 18S-5 Elizabeth T., sister 
of his wife Clara E. Children : 

!. Elizabeth K., b. 19, 3, 1S74, in New Bedford. 
1071. ii. Horatio, b. i, 10, 1875, in New Bedford. 

iii. Clara Eari.e, b. 17, i, 1S7S, in New Bedford. 


558. Capt. Charles Carroll,^ {Slc^hcv,'' Isaac,^ 
P/iilip,^ Zoet/i,"^ He7iry^ Zocih^ Henry ^^ born 26, 10, 
1832, in Westport; m. 3, 4, 1855, INTargaret A. A3'er. He 
was educated in the schools at Westport and Fairhaven, ah-^o 
at Wilbraham, Mass., and Poughkecpsie, N. Y. After 
leaving school he went to Boston, in the employ of the 
wholesale dry goods house of Thacher, Shaw & Co., after- 
wards went into business in Wisconsin for two 3'ears, then 
went to California and remained one year, was injured b}' 

* Mr. Congdon resigned on account of illness. \\<t subsequently recovered, and was treasurer ol 
the city of New Bedford fur twenty years. He also held many offices and positions of trust and re- 
sponsibility. He was deeply interested in educational matters, in the Free Public Library, ano m 
everything pertaining to the welfare of the city of wliich he was an liono^able citi^ci thronjjh a 
list fill life. 


A fal!; and returned to Boston. He then entered the dry 
i^oods house ofBlodgett, Goodrich & King, remained there 
until the war broke out, and then enlisted as a private in 
the 13th Mass. Vols. He was with the regiment until after 
the second battle of Bull Run, and was then appointed 
:(] lieutenant in the 3Sth Mass. Vols. In 1863 he was ap- 
pointed captain, the regiment was sent to Louisiana under 
(jcn. Banks, and he was with it daring the siege of Port 
Hudson and in the Red River campaign. It was afterwards 
.sent to Washington, then to the Shenandoah Valley under 
Gen. Sheridan, and after that successful campaign the regi- 
ment was transported to wSavannah, joined Gen, Sherman, 
and ^^ent with him to Goldsboroup-h, N. C. It returned to 
Savannah, where it remained until the close of the war, 
wjien it was mustered out and returned to Boston. Soon 
ni\cr his return from the war, Capt. Howland went into tlie 
grocer}' and provision business in Boston, and was conduct- 
ing it in 1885. Child: 

1072. i. Charles Ayi;r, b. 24, 12, 1S56. 


566. Samuel D.,» ( William P.,^ Jcthro,^ Prince,^ Ste- 
fl!C7i,^ Henry, ^ Zocl/i,^ Henry i^') born 5, 7, 1846, in West- 
port ; m. ist, 5, 8, 1866, Ann E. INIanchester, who d. 31, i, 
1878; m. 2d, 18, 6, 1878, Mary Alice Boyd. He entered 
'■'le office of Hale Remington, insurance agent, of Fall 
Kiver, at an early age, and for several 3^ears he has con- 
ducted tlie same business on his own account, in the same 
*-ily, where he resides. Children : 

'073. i. Wai.tkr Adams, b. 6, 8, 1S67. 
'074. ii. EiXERY Clinton, b. 28, 3, 1873. 
iii. Elenor Calvasta, b. 17, 11, 1S75. 
iv. Alice Boyd, b. 4, 5, 18S0. 
V. Ruth Annie, b. 17, 11, 1881. 



589. Thomas Smith, ^ {William,'^ WiJIiavj,^' Kichohjs, 
Samuel,'^ AUcholas^ ZoctJi^^ Jlenry,^) born 13, 2, 1844, in 
Dartmouth; m. 3, 10, 1871, in Burlington, Iowa, Eliz;; 
Semplc Harbach. He was educated in the public school> 
of Dartmouth, at a private school in New Bedford, ami 
graduated at the slate normal school, Bridgewaler, in Jul\-. 
1862. He enlisted, 5, 8, 1862, in the 33d Mass. Vols., war- 
with Sherman's army in its " march to the sea," was at Itie 
grand review in Washington at the close of the war, and was 
mustered out as lieutenant, 11,6, 1865. He then entered 
the Lawrence scientific school at Cambridge, and w- as grad- 
uated from the der^artment of civil encrineerinir : w'as after- 
wards employed by the Chicago, Burlington & Qiiincy R. 
R. in the west, with headquarters at Burlington, Iowa. In. 
1884 he w^as elected secretary of the road, and was located 
as such in Boston in 1885. Children ; 

1075. i. Abraham IIareach, b. 28, 9, 1872. 

ii. Maria Louisa, b. 25, 10, 1873; d. 1874. 
iii. Mary Potter, b. 23, 2, 1877. 
iv. Elizabeth, b. 2, 10, 1S78. 

V. Ruth, b. 16, 10, 18S1. 

597. George,^ {^crcmy^ George ^^ Samuel,^ Samuel,^ 
JVichoIas^ Zocih^' Jlcnry}') born 19, 4, 1803, at Sugar Hill, 
N. H. ; m. Wait}^ Aldrich. He a]wa3's lived in New Hamp- 
shire. He was killed b}^ a stick of tirnber falling on him, 
at a spot near the Profile House, at the Franconia Moun- 
tains. Children : 

1076. i. Richardson, b, 27, 6, 1824, in Lisbon, N. IL; m. 10, 6, 1847, ^'-artha 

Quimby. Had: I, Waity, b. i, 2, 184S, in Lisbon, N. Ii., m. 9, 7, 
1864, Charles Noyes, of WTiiteficld, N. IL; 2, Eliza J., b. 3#,'^i850, 
at Franconia, N. IL, m. 18, 8, 1870, Stephen Eastman, of New IlampA^ 
shire; 3, George R., b. 6, 9, 1854, in Franconia, N. IL, m. 3, 6, 1SS2 
Mabel E. , who died 24, 6, 1S84. 

1077. ii. Royal B., b. — . ^ 


jii. Muses N., b. — . He is a dentist at Lisbon, N. II. 

jv. N., b. 28, 6, 1S32, at Lisbon, N. H.; m. Williams Stevens, of 
Lisbon, N. II., b. .^8, 6, 1820, a harness m;\l:er, and lived iu Coventry, 
Vt., in 1885. Hnd: i. G. II., b. II, li, 1850, in Bethlehem, N. H.; 
in. 22, I, 1871, Alice Wells, of Coventry, Yt., and had: l, Maud M., 
b. 28, 10, 1874; 2, Mattie E., b. 4, 7, 1879. G. H. is a dent'st, prac- 
tising in Coventry ia 1885. 2. Fred W., b. i, 12. 1S52, at Bethlehem, 
N. H.; m. 20, i, 1S75, Bertha A. Cass, and had Nellie E., b. 1878. 
He is a harness maker. 3. F. II., b. 4, 5, 1S58, at Sugar Hill, N. H.; 
m. 9, 4, 1880, Ida M. Moody, and had: I, Hattie M. b. 14, 4, 1881, 
at Newport, Vt.; 2, W. H., b. 11, 3, 18S3. 4. Walter M., b. 23, 12, 
iS6i, at Sugar Hill, N. II.; d. 25, 2, 1S62. 


597. Jeremy,^ (J'crcv/y,'' George,^ SamtuI^^ Samuel.!^ 
Xicholas,^ Zoeih^ Hcn?')',^) born 30, 3, 1S05, at Sugar Hill, 
.\. II.; 111. 13, 8, 1835, Mrs. Sarah Maria (Wilson) Starr, 
of Mobile, Ala., where he went before his marriage. He 
served in the Mexican war, and afterwards returned to Mo- 
bile. The}^ had three children, two of whom died young. 
The other child was : 

1079. i. Jerkmy, b. I, 10, 1836, in Mobile, Ala.; m. 27, 3, i860, Lavinia Walker 
Balliset, b. 9, 4, 1840, d. ist mo., 1877, of consumption. Had: i. 
Minow Beard.sley, b. 5, 3, 1861 ; m. 17, 1, 1883, Joseph C. Moore, of 
Abbeville, S. C, and has a dau. Minow Howland. 2. Margaret 
Ramsey, b. 22, 7, 1S64. 3. Sarah Stanton, b. 3, 8, 1866. 4. Eudora 
Starr, b. 3, 7, iS6y; d. 17, 3, 1870. 5. Virginia Gainei, b. 4, 10, 
1870; d. I, 4, 1S71. The mother and children were all born in Mo- 
bile. Jeremy \\ as educated in the public schools of Mobile, and at 
15 years of age became a clerk for John Cortwright, in the lumber 
business. From 1853 until the war broke out, he was with a firm of 
auctioneers, commission merchants, and real estate agents. He 
served in the 21st AlaV;ama Vols., and was wounded in the leg. Snice 
1868 he has been in business for himself, as an auctioneer and real 
estate agent, in Mol^ile. He is a man who enjoys the confidence of 
the community, and is an upright, successful business man. 

. • 883. 

597- Silas, ^ {ycrcinyj George,^ Sanuirl,^ SamticI^^ 
.Xic/whis,^ Zocth,- Iloiry,^) born 31, 12, 1812, at Sugar 
Hill, N. H. ; ni. i, i, 1S37, Elizabeth Oakes, who died 26, 


II, 1883. He has al\va3^s lived at Sugar Hill, where lii-; 
occupation has been that of a farmer. He has always held 
the highest respect of his townsmen, who chose him as one 
of their board of selectmen in 1849-50, and he represented 
the town of Lisbon, N. H.,'in the legislature in 1S55-57, 
Children : 

i. Cordelia, b. 21, 6, 1838; d. 13, 2, 1S72; m. 15, 7, 1S55, Ira M. Colby. 

1080. ii. Silas, b. i, 7, 1840; d. 10, i, 1S41. 

1081. iii. Charles H., b. 2, 12, 1841 ; d. 25, 9, 1843. 

1082. iv. Francis G., b. 9, 6, 1844; m. 8, 11, 1871, Phebe P. Simmons, and has 

a son F. Bertrand, b. 13, 5, 1875. 
V, Amelia, b. 8, 10, 1846; d. 3, 3, 1847. 
vi. Annie A., b. 3, 12, 1S4S; m. 19, 2, 1S71, Frank T. McKean. 

1083. vii. Uriah O., b. 30, 11, 1S50. 


597. HosEA,^ {Jjereniy^ George^^ Saimiel^" Samuel,^ 
Nicholas^ Zoeth^ Henry ^^ born 12, 6, 1815, at Sugar 
Hill, N. H., where he has always lived; m. 2, 4, 1840, 
Phebe Ann Hildreth. He is a well-to-do, intelligent farmer, 
and a man greatly respected b}^ his fellow-townsmen. He 
represented the town of Lisbon in the legislature of New 
Hampshire, at one time. Children : 

i. ZiLPiiA J., b. 12, 2, 1841; d. 16, 7, 1880; m. i860, Henry U. Bishop, 

and had four daughters. 
ii. MarceliA, b. 4, 4, 1842; d. 12, 12, 1871; m. 15, 8, 1S60, Henry E. 
Aldrich, and had three children. 
10S4. iii. KiLKURN D., b. 5th ino., 1843. 

1085. iv. Charles O., b. 22, 7, 1845; d. 4, 8, 1S78; m. 10, 12, 1867, Alice Quini- 

by, and had a son Clarence H., b. 2, 2, 1S70. 

1086. V. H. Willis, b. 2, 7, 1850; m. 28, 3, 1876, Jennie L. Morrison, and had 

Densmore B., b. 14, 8, 1880. 


597. Simon B.,® {jfcj'emy^ George,^ SudiucI,^ Saniicel^ 
Nicholas,"^ Zocth^ Henry y^) born 19, 5, 1817, at Sugar 
Hill, N. H.; m. Pliebo N. Page. In 1885 he lived at 


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f ■^'■'^'-•^■^ ,0- 

lif'%lwr^Ti l %ii rt i' W i aTM l B riV iiiT-l-iM'»i:' 



i.iteiield, N. H., where he has been an enterprising, suc- 
v-rul farmer. Chih'lren : 

II..S7. i. JEREMY, b. — . 

lilies, ii. Arthur W., b. 23, 5, 1844, at Whitefield, N. II. 
iii. Martha, b. — ; m. Kilburn French. 

10S9. iv. AlATN, b. — . 

1000. V. S. OsCAU, b. 24, 9, 1S56, at Whitefield, N. H. He was educated in the 
common schools, at the high school at Littleton, N. H., and at a com- 
mercial college in Grand Rapids, Mich. In 1S84 he commenced the 
study of dentistry with his brother, Dr. A. W^, with whom he was in 
18S5, at which time he was also a student at the Boston Dental Col- 
lege, in the class of '84-'85. 

908. ■ 

634. Hon. W. Perry,^ (J^anl,'' Josef h,^ T/wwas,^ Sam- 
!tcl,^ yohn^ Samuel^ Hcnry,^) born 7, 10, 1832, in Ashta- 
bula CO., Ohio; m. 12, 5, 1862, Esther E. Leonard. He 
worked on tjie homestead farm and in his father's saw-mill 
and attended the district schools until lie was 14 years of 
age, when he was applied to to teach a public school. He 
subsequently taught district schools, and attended one or two 
lernis of select school, until he was 21 3'ears of age, when 
lie entered the academy at Kingsville, Ohio. In 1854 he 
taught the high school in Jefferson, Ohio, and continued to 
lor three years with great acceptance. His attention was 
early interested in the study of law, and in the Spring of 
1857 he entered the law office of Simonds & Cadwell as a 
student. He was admitted to the bar in Carroll co., Ohio, 
in 1858. In February, 1861, he opened an office in Jeffer- 
-^on, Ohio, and at once secured the confidence of the public 
aiKl obtained a good share of practice. He was secretary 
<^'f the board of school examiners there for a number of 
years, was elected justice of the peace six years in succession, 
and was chosen district attorne}^ for 1868-70. In 1S71-77 
•le represented the county of Ashtabula in the Ohio General 
Assembly. In 1878-79 he was in the Ohio senate. In 
I'otli of these offices he was on such committees as federal 
lelalions, judiciary, &c., and did good service. He was at 


one time prominentl}^ spoken of as speaker of the I louse, 
but declined to serve. He very nearly secured the nomina- 
tion for U. S. senator, when Hon. Stanley INIatlhews was 
elected. He also made an excellent contest for membership 
in the U. S. house of representatives, and probably wouKi 
have succeeded but for a bargain. He has alwa3's been an 
earnest Republican. Mr. Howland is now enjoying a good 
practice in the county where he resides, with a pleasant 
residence at Jeflerson, where he is highl}^ respected, and 
has a family of unusual promise. His w'ife was educated 
in the public schools of her native town, at Willoughb\- 
seminary, Ohio, and at Meadville seminar}', Penn. She 
subsequently taught school with marked success. Besides 
being interested in the welfare of her famil}^, she takes an 
active part in church and Sunda3^-school work, being a 
member of the Conrrreirational church. She has the credit 
of being the founder of a free public library at Jefferson, 
for which she solicited funds, books, &c., at the outset. 
The sons are all being provided with the best education 
they will avail themselves of, the eldest being in Oberlin 
collecre. Children : 


1 09 1. i. Lkonard Paul, b. 5, 12, 1865. 

1092. ii. William Seth, b. 21, 5, 1S67. 

1093. iii, Anson Pekry, b. 3, 2, 1S69. 

1094. iv. Charles Roscoe, b. 16, 2, 1S71. 

662. E. Harris,^ {Abucr,'^ Janirs,^ Jo/iv,^ Jo/di,^ J^^^^^- 
ua,^ Sonuidy^ Ilcnry,^) horn 8, 2, 1846, on the old home- 
stead at North Brookfield ; m. ist, 16, 9, 1868, Mattie P. 
Corson, b. 28, 11, 1847, at Westfield, d. 22, 9, 1879, ^^ 
Spencer; m. 2d, 12, 10,. 1880, Sarah J., dau. of Henry L. 
Mellen, Esq.,* of Brookfield. When E. Harris was seven 

* Mr. MclIen was an enterprising, public-spirited farmer, and has at different times held nearly all 
the town offices of Bnxikfield, and during the civil war he was chairman of the selectmen, and as- 
sisted materially in securing Brookfiold's quota of men. Two of his sons graduated at Amherst 
college, — George H., class of 1S74, now a lawyer at Worcester, and Krank L., class of 18S1, now- 
principal of the high school at Webster. Another son graduated at West Point, cIa^s of 1S74, and 
died in Ncrih Carolina in 187C. 









Ncars of age his parents moved to a farm in Spencer, ad- 
"■ lining the homestead, since which time he has resided in 
i!,at to^Yn, with the exception of a year in Boston and ten 
\onrs in Oxford. His education was limited to the countr}'- 
scliools, with three or four terms at the Spencer high school. 
rCasy to learn and quick to comprehend, he kept in advance 
of his class, and acquired a good deal of practical knowl- 
ed<re outside of his studies. At the age of 17 he tauofht 
j^chool in Brookfield, with good success. This is not all, — 
he won the aflections of a young lad}'' in the senior class, 
who afterwards became his wife. He taught school the 
next three winter terms, and was clerk in a store and post- 
'-.ffice the intervening time. In August, 1865, he entered 
Comer's commercial college, and at the end of three months 
Prof. Comer emplo3'ed him as a teacher. He remained 
there until the ibllowing July, when he secured a position in 
a cotton and woolen mill in North Oxford. Durinrf the 


{.greater part of his residence in the latter place he had 
charge of the factory store, being owner of it for six or 
seven years. He was also assessor and a member of the 
school committee, and in November, 187 1, was elected to 
represent the district in the General Court of Massachusetts. 
He returned to Spencer in 1876, and engaged in mercantile 
pursuits until his health failed. In the Spring of 1880 he 
bought his father's farm, and engaged in brick manufactur- 
nig in connection with working it, till 1884, since which 
time he has done but little except to serve the town, having 
been an overseer of the poor, tax collector, a member 
of the school committee, and was chairman of the selectmen 
Jn 1885. I'Ig is ^ trustee of the Spencer Savings Bank, was 
't U. S-. census enumerator in 1880, and has been a justice 
of the peace since he was 22 years of age. He has done 
considerable legal work, writing wills, settling estates, &c., 
^nd was census enumerator in 1885. Mr. Howland is a 
'"ember of the Universalist church. Children : 

'<^5- i- HAKras Walter, b. iS, 7, 1869, at Oxford; d. 15, 7, 1S71. 
ii. Edith Florence, b. 18, 7, 1871, at Oxford. 



1096. iii. Lewis Aunkr, b. 29, i, 1874, at Oxford. 

1097. iv, Mii.TON Howard, b. 20, 6, 1877, at Spencer. 

V. Maria Lucy, b. 29, 7, 18S1, at Spencer. 
109S. vi. Oscar Mellkn, b. 20, 10, 1882, at Spencer. 


694. John E.,« {John 7/.,^ Daniel 7?.,^ Scth,'> Joshua^ 
yoshua,'^ Samuel," Hcnt-y,^) born 19, 9, 1848, in New Paltz. 
Ulster CO., N. Y. ; m. 19, 7, 1870, at Freeport, Qiieen's co., 
N. Y., Catharine A. Ball,* dan. of Walter West and Joanna 
(Smith) Ball, b. 15, 10, 1848, in New York city. Mr. 
Rowland received a good common school education under 
the tuition of his father, an efhcient teacher, and who was 
then in charge of graded school No. 11, Kingston, N. \. 
At 16 he was gi-\'cn the option of a business education or :; 
trade. He chose the latter, and ^^'as apprenticed to a printer 
in Kingston, N. Y. Qiiickly tiring of the confinement, 
he entered the employ of the Delaware & Hudson Canal 
Co., and was there two years, when he retiu-ned to his 
case of type. He was then in a printing office for two years 
in Kingston, N. Y., and afterwards for fifteen years in the 
same occupation in New York city, where he was assistant 
foreman, the last eleven years in the emplo}' of AVilliam 
Cullen Br3^ant on the New York Evening Post. By natural 
ability and education he was fitted for some broader field o\ 
labor, and in June, 1882, he became connected with tlie 
publishing house of Cassell & Co., of London, Paris, and 

* Her paternal gr.Midfather was Walter Ball, who was engaged in the war of 1812, captured by 
British forces on Lal.e Eric while serving under ConinioJore Perrj', taken to England as a prisoner, 
and died from wounds while in captivity. Her maternal grandfather, Raynor Rock Smith, of I^P;; 
Island, was the hero of the wreck of the ship Mexico, in wliich over 400 lives were lost. He com- 
manded a boat's crew of picked men, and in the midst of a terrible storm in January-, put off from 
shore, amidst ice, and heroic.iUy saved eight lives, at the imminent peril of his own, for wh.ich action 
he was made the recipient of an elegant solid silver tankard from citizens of New York city. He 
died at the age of 85. 

The children of Walter and Joanna Ball were: i. Catharine, m. J. E. Howland. 2. John C, 
cashier and manager of the business of S. P. Lilienthal, New York city, tobacco manufacturer, to 
which position he has risen from that of clerk. He is married, has two daughters, and resided in 
Brooklyn, N. Y., in 1835. 3. Jane E., m. L. C. Smith, of East Rockaway, N. Y., and h.-is son 
Frederick. 4. Martha W., m. Ward B. Howland (945,) resides in Chicago, 111., and has one child, 
Hazel Belle. 5. Waiter West, d. 1878, aged 19 years. 6. Sarah, died in infancy. 






N*ew York, as a canvasser for standard works. His ability 
was soon appreciated, and he was placed in temporary 
charge of the subscription branch of the house in New York. 
This quickly led to further promotion, and after three weeks' 
experience he was honored b}'- an appointment as superin- 
tendent of the Chicago branch of the house. The business 
there has more than tripled since it was placed in his charge, 
making it necessary to largely increase its facilities. Of 
iiim one writes : 

He is firm in his grip upon whatever he Liys hold of, never yielding where vigor- 
ous push and perseverance can possibly accomplish anything. He has the appro- 
l:.-lion and entire confidence of Cassell tt Co., and is fairly winning his way to yet 
Urger success. 

INIr. Howland has held various offices of trust and respon- 
sibility. He is considered one of the most efficient workers 
in the sabbath-school cause in the West, and was the su- 
perintendent of Lake View M. E. sabbath-school in 1884-85, 
at the same time organizing, equipping, and pushing for- 
ward a number of mission schools and churches. He is a 
firm Republican in politics, an enthusiastic American, and 
a member of the Masonic fraternit3^ Children : 

1099. J- ^YALTF.K Hasurouck, b. 14, 9, 1 87 1, at Frceport, N. Y. 

ii. Annie Belle, b. 30, 6, 1873, at Hoboken, N. J.; d. 14, 6, 1874, at the 
same place. 

iii. GussiE Frances, b. 29, 4, 1S75, ^^ Hoboken, N. J. 
noo. iv. Thomas Bryan, b. 7, 9, 1877, at Hoboken, N. J. 

699. Dr. Charles Hubbard,^ (M/c/uicl,'' Jamcs,^ 
Ocorgc^^ Jsaac^^ yos/iita^^ Samuel^ Hawy.^^ born 10, 10, 
^^5o> at Farmingdale, Monmouth co., N.'J., where he lived 
I'll he was 14 years of age, when he entered upon a clerk- 
■^'Hp in a shoe store in New York city. He united with the 
Allen Street M. E. church of New York, 17, 11, 1867. He 
'■^-'mained three years in New York, when, his health fail- 
'^'ig» he took up the joiner's trade. Desiring a better educa- 



tion than he had been able to obtain in country schools . 
the evening schools of New York, he entered the Collc^iav 
and Commercial Institute of New Haven, Conn., i-^, r; 
187 1, having lived in that cit}^ since 8, 10, 1869. He v. a* 
graduated at the above institute in the Spring of 1873, •. 
enter the Yale scientific school; but desiring more knowl- 
edge of the classics, he decided to prepare for the ac.i- 
demical department. He spent two 3^ears in the Hopki:;- 
grammar school, was graduated in 1875, ^^"^^ entered Ya!- 
in the Fall of the same year. At the end of his freshmav; 
year his eyes failed him ; he gave up stud}' for two year-, 
and then entered the Yale medical collerre, from which l-,i 
was graduated July, 1880, after a three years course. Ti=t: 
balance of 1880-81 he spent in the College of Physician.-^ 
and Surgeons at New York. He settled in Meriden, Conn.. 
6, 4, 1881, where he was enjoying a good practice in meu- 
icine and surgery in 1885. He is an earnest Christian 
worker. He m. 3, 5, 1882, in New Haven, Conn., Alice 
Broughton, of that city. Child : 

iioi. i, Harold Bkoughton, b. 9, i, 1SS5. 


700. Gilbert,^ {Cooh^ 'jfaincs,'^ Gcoi'ge^^ Isaac,^ Josh- 
ua^ Saninel^ Henry ^^ born, 4, i, 1815, in Monmouth co., 
N. J. ; m. 20, 12, 1836, Mary W. Morrell, b. 6, 4, 1819. 
He was a landscape gardener, and lived at Little Silver, N. 
J., in 1885. Children: 

i. Sarah J., b. 24, 12, 1S37; m. 20, 11, i860, Edwards, a boss car- 
penter, and in 1S85 lived in Brooklyn, N. Y. 

1102. ii. John, b. 12, 6, 1840; d. 11, 8, 1840. 

1 103. iii. George, b. 3, S, 1841; d. 18, 6, 1847. 

iv. Annie E., b. i, 6, 1S43; m. 14, 2, 187S, John , a soap manufac- 
turer. In 1 885 lived in Brooklyn, N. Y. 

V. Mary L., b. 6, 3, 1S46; m. i, 2, 1876, All^ert Pope, an engineer. In 
1885 lived in Red Bank, N. J. 

vi. Emma, b. 29, 3, 1849; m. 13, 10, 187S, William Hoover, a house car- 
penter. In 1885 lived in Red Bank, N. J. 


vii. LouviNT.A, b. 3, I, 1852; m. 30, 7, 1S71, Lewis While, an oyster dealer. 

In 1885 lived in Red Bank, N. J. 
jt04. viii. Wesley, b. 25, i, 1S55; d. 22, 2, 1S55. 
1105. ix. Charles G., b. 27, n, 1S62. In 1SS5 was in the soap lousiness with his 



701. Henry, ^ {yohn^ "James^^ George,^ Isaac^^ yoshua^ 
Samuel^ Henry ^') born 16, 11, 1816, in JNIonmouth co., N. 
J. ; m. Sarah Ann Wardell, b. 19, 10, 1822. Iler ancestors 
H'Uled in New Jersey as earl}^ as 1630, on a grant of land 
from Qiieen Anne. Mr. Rowland has been engaged in mer- 
.:aniile pursuits at Long Branch, N. J., the most of his life, 
lie has held man}^ responsible positions in his native place, 
ile was for ten years postmaster at Long Branch, one of 
the chosen freeholders of Monmouth co. for ten years, and 
^•^x some time their director. He was for four years presi- 
dent of the Long Branch cSr Sandy Hook R. R. Co. Some 
years ago he built one of tlie finest hotels at Long Branch, 
known as the Howland Hotel. Children, born at Long 
liranch : 

1106. i. Henry Wardell, b. 26, 3, 1846; m. Julia C. Booth, of New Haven, 

Conn., and had a son William Le Grand. In 1SS5 Henry W. was 
with S. S. & G. D, Tallinan, merchants, Barclay street, N. Y. 

1107. ii. John Augustus, b. 2, 4, 1S48. In 1SS5 he was postmaster at Long 

Branch; unmarried, 
iii. Susan Herbert, b. i, i, 1S50; m. George D. Tallman, importer of toys 
and fire-works. New York city. Had: I, Florence; 2, Stephen; 3, 
Susan; 4, Annie. 

lioS. iv. Jacob HERiiERT, b. 10, 4, 1S52. He is a lawyer. In 18S5 was law re- 
porter of the New York Herald. Unmarried. 
V, Elizabeth Wardell, b. 7, 11, 1857; m. Woohnan Stokes, who in 1885 
was proprietor of a hotel in Shrewsbury, N. J. No children. 

'•09. vi. Edward Wardell, b. 22, 12, 1S60. In 18S5 was living with his father 
in Now Jersey; unmarried. 


738. George F.,^ {Francis /f.,^ Seneca,'^ Charles,^ 
Cook,^ Jo/in,^ NathanicU^ Zodh,^ Jlcnry,^) born lo, lo. 


1844, at South Danb}^ N. Y. ; m. 10, 12, 1S6S, Ilani..;!. 
Coiirtright. He enlisted as private in Co. C, iiitli U. S 
Inf., 16, 6, 1862, and joined the reginient at Fortress Muii- 
roe in Jul}^ He was in the second battle of Bull Run, 30, 
8, 1862, was wounded in the left thigh by a shell, was \n 
the U. S. hospital at Philadelphia, and then sent to the con- 
valescent, camp at Alexandria, Va. He was discharged (.n 
account 'of wounds and other disabilities, 2, i, 1863. He 
afterwards, joined , the New York state militia, and held a 
commission nine 3'ears as ist lieutenant. Mr. Howland is 
a farmer,' arid lives in South Danby, N. Y., where he is a 
member of the M. E. church. Children: 

-\^ i. Anna, b. 15/5, 1S70. 
••• ii."^ Lillian MiaRia, b. 4, 6, 1S74. 
mo. iji. Edgar Eaki., b. 9, 3, 1S79. 

-^ . . ... IQIO, :... ': 

750. Capt. Ai.BERT Franklyn,^ {Steflicn RusscU,^ 
William^ Thomas ^^ Thomas ^^ ''Jamcs\'^ Nathaniel^ Zocih,'^ 
Hcnry,^) horn 27, 6, 1843, in Little Compton, R. I., at tlie 
home of his father's parents, southeast corner room", second 
story. The. daily .papers" of, Ne\y 'Bedford, 2, i, 1874, c*^'"'" 
tained the ■'following : •• ^ • -■ 

In Acushnet, ist inst., (at Wayside, their future residence,) Capt. Franklyn How- 
land,* of Westport, to Miss Emma H. ITallctt, 'daiigliter of the late Capt. James 11, 
Hallett, of Marston's Mills.; / .,\.' 

This " residence " is on. the cast bank of the Acushnet 
river, opposite the north end of the city of New Bedford. 

The following is from the History of Bristol County, pub- 
lished in 1S84 : 

Ilis opportunities for an education were exceedingly limited. With the exception 
of six months, his studies were pursued in a mixed country school, "much of the 
time," he says, "in a house where daylight could be seen tlirough the roof, and high 
winds would come through cracks in the walls with sufficient force to turn the leaves 
of a book." He was in school but twelve months after his fourteentli birthday. 
At sixteen years of age he entered the employment of an importing house in New 
York city, and continued there till the outbreak of the Rebellion of 1861. Receiv- 

*Capt. Howland had dropped the first name in, his signature. 




in" the report of the firing upon the jMass-achusetts troops in the streets of Balti- 
more, on the 19th of April, 1S61, he enrolled himself that evening (being only iS 
years of age) as a private in the 14th N. Y. S. M., of Brooklyn, where he resided. 
The regiment was soon ordered to the front, passed through Baltimore, and was first 
t|uartered at Washington in the senate chamber of the capitol. He was in the first 
battle of Bull Run, when the newspapers reported him killed, but he received only 
s fiesh wound. After a year's service in the Army of the Potomac, (where he re- 
ceived his first commission,) he was assigned to duty in the department of the South 
with the 9th army corps. A part of the time spent there he was on staff duty as 
assistant provost-marshal. During his service he was a prisoner of war nearly a 
year continuously. The -time was about equally divided between the Libby and 
Salisbury (N. C.) prison-pens, under the infamous Winder and the barbarian Wir/^, 
r.iid in New Orleans, La. The hardships and privations endured here, resulted in a 
tickness which nearly proved fatal, and left him with a partially paralyzed condition 
of the spinal cord. Since this event he has not stepped ■\\'ithout assistance, and re- 
quires a constant attendant. He resigned in April, 1S64, having been in service 
three years on the 19th of that month. 

Though totally incapacitated from manual labor, his vigorous mind seeks employ- 
ment. He edits the agricultural department of the New Bedford Standard, and has 
since the incorporation of that department in. this enterprising paper, in January, 
1S76, which he suggested to the publishers. He has been president of the South 
Bristol Farmers' Club, a flourishing agricultural organization, since it was instituted. 
His boyhood was passed on a large farm. Since the war he has been a close ob- 
server of agricultural and horticultural pursuits, and for the past ten years a farm on 
which he resides, situated on the Fairhaven road, in the town of Acushnet, has been 
cultivated under his immediate supervision. He is actively interested in the anti- 
liquor and .Sunday-school causes, is president of the Acushnet and vice-president of 
the Bristol County Sunday-school Association. Fie is now engaged in preparing 
for the press a genealog)' of the Howland famil)-, and is also working up a complete 
h'story of Methodism within the boundaries of old Dartmouth, including New Bed- 
ford, The use of a pen being extremely difficult and at times impossible, much of 
his work is done by an amanuensis. He studied two years for the medical profes- 
sion, but not recovering his health, as he had hoped, he abandoned it. Fie has no 
aspirations for political office, but was on the board of school committee of Westport 
for two years, and was a candidate of the anti-license faction of the Republicans of 
Westport in 1S69, for representative to the state legislature, when five of his com- 
l>etitor's votes would have secured his election at the polls. He has been a justice 
of the peace for a number of years. 

He early joined the M. E. church, of which he and his 
wife are active members. He has held various offices in 
the church, and has been a Sunday-school superintendent 
for ten 3'ears. Children, born in Acushnet: 

i. Grack, b. 17, 12, 1876; d. 31, I, 1879, of malignant diphtheria, after 
an illness of only three days. She is buried in Riverside cemetery, 


nil. ii. Le Roy, b. 6, 6, 1879. 
1 1 12. iii. Max, b. 7, 6, 1881. 

The following gives the pedigree of Emma II., wife c.f 
Frankl}^ Howland : 


In a bundle of MSS. found in the Public Records oflice in London in 1S70, v;s 
a list of passengers "bound for New England," dated "Waymouth ye 20th of Marc? 
1635-6." Entry munbcr 102 on the list was: 

" Andrews Hallett and his s'vaunt .... 28." 

The 28 was his age. He is recorded elsewhere as "Andrew i Hallett Gentle- 
man." This was a title bestowed upon few in Plymouth colony. It indicates 
he was possessed of good estate, and was of some note in his native land. He m 

Mary , and had: I, Bathsheba; 2, Andrew; 3, Samuel; 4, John; 5, Hannah; 

6, Josiah; 7, Joseph. Some of the above were born in England. Andrew 
first in Lynn, and went from there to Plymouth in 1637. His "homestead " was on 
North street. June 2Sth, 1640, he conveyed to John Wing some real estate in Saiui- 
wich, which is believed to be near the old Wing place, which is on a road leadiii^j 
from Sandwich to Falmouth. In 1650, in a division of meadow lands in Sandwich, 
Andrew Hallett received jh acres, and Joseph Holway 15 acres. It is said that he 
lived in Sandwich, but I doubt it, as his name does not appear on the town-meeting 
records there, as it docs frequently in other towns -where he resided. He died x:\ 

Andrcw,2 son of above, b. in England, m. Ann , who d. in 1697. He live.! 

and died in Yarmouth. They had: I, Ruhamah, m. 166^, Job Bourne; 2, Dorcas, 
baptized in Yarmouth, ri, 6, 1646; 3, Jonathan, b. 1647 ; 4, John, b. " December the 
eleventh, 1650"; 5, Abigail, ra. 10, 12, 1672, Capt. Jonathan, son of Hon. John anl 
Priscilla (MuUins) Alden; 6, Mehitable, married John Dexter. On the 21st of 
January, 1676, a committee of two was chosen in Sandwich to meet a committee of 
Barnstable men at Andrew Hallett's in Yarmouth, to settle " the busnes about Scout- 
ing at the Herren Riucr." Andrew's will was dated 4, 6, 16S4. His estate amounted 
to ;i^iiSo, including ;^909 in real estate. 

"Jonathans Hallott, the sonne of Andrew Hallott, was born the twcntyeth of 
November 1647," say the records of Yarmouth. He always lived in that to\\n, 
where he died 12, i, 1716. He rn. 30, i, 1684, Abigail Dexter, b. 12, 6, 1663, d. 2, 
9, 1714. They had ch. : David? Jonathan, b. 1693; and others. Abigail descendcil 
from I\Ir. Thomas Dexter, \\ho was in Lynn before 1630. He had Thomas, 
William, and Mary. Thomas, Jr., had by wife Elizabeth: i, Elizabeth; 2, Mary; 
3, John, m. Mehitable, dau. of Andrew Hallett; 4, Abigail, b. 12, 6, 1663, m. 30, I, 
16S4, Jonathan Hallett. 

David,4 probably son of alcove,* was born in Barnstable co. ; m. 19, S, 17191 
Mary Annable, and had: i, Abigail, b. 22, 6, 1720; 2, Jonathan, b. 12, I, 1722; 3, 
David, b. 12, 12, 1724; 4, Elizabeth, b. 9, i, 1726; 5, Mehitable, b. 21, 4, 1729; 6, 

*Thc parentage of David is the only doubtful matter in this Hallett gciicalo^'. I liavc not been 
able to Cilablish him a son of Jonathan by record evidence. 

gjg?y. >'i'^i l jjaka ,| jW K^ ;ar^a^^^-^> ^ ^^*^^^cM 






:■ -Tiemljcr, b. 12, 5, 1731; 7, Sarah, b. 28, 5, 1733; 8, Annah, b. 14, 5, 1737; 9, 
> 'P, b. II, 5, 1739; 10, Abncr, b. 19, 5, 1741. Mary Annable was a descendant 

• y,i. Anthony Annahlc, who came to America in 1623 with his wife Ann. He 
v:.vinuchin public life, and for many years a deputy. They had : I, Sarah ; 2, 
!;j:inah; 3, Susanna; 4, Deborah ; 5, Samuel; 6, Ezekiel. Samuel m. Mehitable, 
'.■,:. of Thomas Allyn, and had four children. One of them, John, b. 1673, had 

v.. Mehitable, b. 28, 9, 1695, m. Andrew Hallctt, and Mary, b. 1 701, m. 1 719, 
. v.ii llallett. 

|..iiathan,5 son of aljove, was born in Barnstable co.; m. ist, Mary Bacon, and 
'.i!: I, John, b. 4, lO, 1745; 2, Jonathan, b. 9, 12, 1 749; 3, Nathan, b. 28, lo, 1752; 
:. Anna, b. 20, 3, 1755; .5, Samuel, b. 26, 3, 175S; 6, Benjamin, b. 18, i, 1760; 7, 
1 j;\vard, b. 6, 4, 1762. Jonathan m. 2d, , and had: 8, William. 

\\'illiam,6 son of above, was born in Barnstable co. ; m. Jemima, dau. of Lemuel 
!' Iway, of Sandwich, and had: I, Harvey, b. 26, 6, 1794, d. 2, i, 1841 ; 2, Will- 
iv.u, h. I, 10, 1796, d. 26, 8, 1802 (killed in jnoving a barn.) Jemima, widow of 
\S illiam, m. 2d, James Bearse, of Barnstable co., and had sons Nelson and Andrus. 
■■'.c is buried in Centrcville. 

Capt. Harvey, 7 son of above, was born in Barnstable county; m. Nancy C, dau. 
• f John and Mercy linnell, of Hyannis, b. 1799, d. 30, 12, 1S67. They had: i. 
Viiliiam, d. in infancy. 2. Nancy, d. in infancy. 3. James Harvey, b. 23, 8, 1S27, d. 
:j„ 12, 1871. 4. Julia Ann, b. 19, 5, 1830, m. ^Marlboro Fish, of Fairhaven, and had : 
I, .Mida G; 2, James Nelson; 3, Nelson Harvey; 4, a son, d. young. 5, William 
Wallace, b. 13, 5, 1835: m. Julia Phinney, of Centreville, and had: i, Lydia N., b. 
J.S59; 2, William, b. 1863; 3, Nannie, b. 1865; 4, William F., b. 1868; 5, Lucie 
!'., b. 1870; 6, James H., b. 1872; 7, Joseph P., b. 1875; ^> James W,, b. 1877; 9, 
!;ose A., b. 1881; 10, Juha, b. 1883. 6. Nancy Crocker, b. 6, i, 1S39; m. Edwin 
I'aine, of Barnstable, and had: l, Hai'vey; 2, Wallace; 3, Edwina. 7. Nelson 
Jiearse, b. 8th mo., 1S42; m. Mary E. Lewis, of Centreville. Capt. Harvey was a 
master-mariner, and resided about a mile east of Centreville, Barnstable co., in 
which village he and his wife are buried. A person (not a relative) writes of him : 
"He was of large, fine form; a successful mariner; noble hearted and generous." 

Capt. James Harvey,8 son of above, was born in Centreville, 23, 8, 1827; m. 15, 
', 1852, Emily, dau. of Charles and Sophronia Goodspeed, of Marston's Mills, and 
Jiad: I, Emma Harvey, b. 16, 4, 1S54; 2, Eloise Bacon, b. 16, 4, 1857; 3, Gran- 
ville Webster, b. 16, 8, 1S60, m. Cora A. Parker, of Osterville, and had h^lsie Raw- 
5'"n; 4, Charles Rawson, b. 18, 2, 1864; 5, Grace Allen, b. 25, 2, 1S67; 6, Nancy 
^^inslow, b. 28, 5, 1869. Capt. James H. was only 14 years old at the death of his 
f ither, but at once applied himself vigorously to aid his mother in the support of the 
l^mily. He entered the merchant marine service when nine years old, and at a very 
early age was given command of a vessel to foreign ports, fie was successful in 
tnis business till at the age of 30 Capt. Isaac Taylor, a foreign shipper, made him his 
confidential agent in Boston. Just before his death he was offered a responsible 
;v.sition in the Boston custom-house. The family has always resided at jNIarslon's 
Mills, where Caj)t. HalleU is buried. 



Emily Gooclspeed, above, descenclcd from Roger Goodspeed and wife Alice lay- 
ton, who were m. 12th mo., 16^ i. They had (say Barnstable records) : ^ i, Xaihan- 
iell, borne Oct. 6, 1G42; 2, John, the middest of June, 1645 ; 3, llis daughter Mary, 
the latter end of July, 1647; 4, Benjamin, the sixt of ?^Iay, 1649; 5, Ruth, the io;h 
of Aprill, 1652; 6, Ebenczer, latter end of Dec. 1655; 7, Elizabeth, in May, 163S." 

Joseph Goodspeed, who lived in Marston's Mills, Barnstable co., a descendant of 
the above Roger, m. Hannah (Bodfish?) lived at Marston's Mills, and had: i. Ji>- 
seph, who m. Zilpha, dau. of Lot and Remember Jones, and had: i, George, v,ho 
m. 1st, Mary Jones, and had Mary A., m. 2d, Mary Cobb, and had George O. and 

Apphia D.; 2, Hannah, m. Joseph Crosby— no children; 3, Oliver, m. , and 

had four children. 2. Asa. 3. Lydia, m. Prince I^Iarston, and had: i, Harvey; 2, 
Oliver; 3, Pbebe; 4, Sophia, m. ]ud Hamlin. 4. Rachel, m. Silas, son of Rufiii 
Goodspeed — no children. 

Capt. Asa, son of above, m. Abigail Crocker, of Barnstable. He commanded a 
packet a number of years. They lived at Marston's Mills, and had: i. Capt. 
Charles, m. Sophronia Marston, and had: I, Mary; 2, Horace; 3, Frederic, m. 
Phebe Johnson, of Provincetown; 4, Emily, b. 23, 8, 1S31, m. Capt. James Harvey 
Hallett; 5, Eloise; 6, Eloisc, m. Capt. Edwin Fuller; 7, Charles. Capt. Charles 
.always lived at IVlarston's jNlills, where his. children were born, and where all bat 
Nos, 3, 4, and 6, died unmarried. He commanded a coaster between Barnstable 
and Boston many years. 2. Nancy, m. Charles Marston, of Marston's Mills, and had : 

1, George (attorney-general of Massachusetts in 1879-S2) ; 2, Eliza; 3, Charles; 
4, Ellen. 3. Mary, m. ist, Charles Tobey, and had: I, Nancy, m. Judge Henry A. 
Scudder of Barnstable; m. 2d, Russell Young, and had: 2, Charlotte; 3, Lucy; 4, 
Frank ; 5, INIary. 4, Eliza, m. Albert Hinckley, and had : I, Joseph; 2, Caroline; 
3, Asa; 4, Abby; 5, Elizabeth. 5. Abby, m. ^Villiam Percival. 6. CaroUnc, m. 
Warren Hinckley, and had: I, Gustavus ; 2, Julia., 7. Harriet, unmarried. S. 
Hannah, died young. 


John came to Salem from Ormsby, Norfolk, England, with his wife Alice, in 1637. 
The first of the name in Barnstable was Benjamin, who came from Salem, and was 

born before 1700. He m. 1716, Elizabeth ,* and they had seven children, of 

whom Prince was born 24, 3, 1736; m. 21, 7, 1757, Sarah ^Vinslow, a descendant 
of Kenelm \Yinslow, of England, who was born about 1630. (See \Yinslow gene- 
alogy.) Prince and Sarah had : i, Isaiah; 2, Nymphas; 3, \Vinslow; 4, John; 5, 
Benjamin; 6, Prince, m. Lydia, dau. of Joseph Goodspeed; 7, Lydia, m. Ansel 

\Yinslow, son of Prince and Sarah, m. Betsey Bliss, and had : i. Nymphas, who 
was a judge in Barnstable. 2. Mary, m. Luther Hinckley. 3. Charles, m. Nancy 
Goodspeed, and had : i, George, a judge, and attorney-general of Massachusetts; 

2, Eliza; 3, Charles; 4, Ellen. 4. Prentiss. 5. Phebe. 

Benjamin, son of Prince and Sarah, m. Rebecca , and had : I, Allen; 2, Clem- 
ent; 3, Rebecca; 4, Susan; 5, Patience. 

* Davis' Plymouth says Elizabeth Goods-pccd. Freeman's Cape Cod says Elizabeth,*; dau. of 
Isaacs (Josiah,4 Edward,? Edward,2 Kenelm 1) and Sarah (Wensley) Winslow. 


Allen, son of above, m. Hannah Fuller, and had : i, Rebecca, d. young; 2, Ben- 
jamin, d. young; 3, Sophronia, b. 26, 2, 1803, m, 22, 2, 1S23, Charles Goodspeed; 
4, Abby, d. young; 5, Allen, d. young; 6, Cynthia, m. Capt. Josiah Hamblin, of Fal- 
mouth, an'd had Granville, Isadore, and Nettie; 7, Hannah, m. John Freeman, of 
Sandwich, and had Benjamin, Josiah, Josiah, and Cynthia A.; 8, Lydia, d. young; 
9, Abby, ni. Capt. William Snow, and had William, d. in infancy; 10, Rebecca, m. 
George Orpin, of Nantucket, and had Charles Rawson and Lizzie Hiller. 


750. Asa Russell,^ (^Stefhcn /c*.,^ WiUiaiii^ Thomas^^ 
T/ioinas,^ 'Jamcs^'' Naihanicl ^ Zocth^ Ilcnry,^) born 19, 8, 
1845, in Westport ; m. 11, i, 1872, in Little Compton, R. 
I., Nannie J., dau. of Josiah (son of Thomas and EHphal) 
and Phebe (dau. of Joseph and Priscilla Pierce) Pierce, of 
Little Compton, R. L, in which town she was born. He 
was educated in the public schools of his native town and 
at Peirce Academy, Middleborough. He commenced to 
learn a machinist's trade in Providence, R. L, in 1863, but 
the work being injurious to his health, he discontinued it, 
and in October, 1865, entered the wholesale grocery and 
provision store of Cowell & Stone, of the same city. In 
Tuay, 186S, he went into the grocer}- business in Fall River, 
under the firm of Church & Rowland. He gave this up in 
October, 1869, to go west with his brother, and was for a 
time in Chicago, 111., but poor health compelled his return 
east. Afterwards Mr. Howland lived in Little Compton, 
where he had a grist-mill, was a trial justice. Sec. Later 
he occupied the old homestead, at Westport Harbor, one 
of llie most attractive watering-places on the coast of 
jNLissachusetts. Here he erected a large hotel called the 
Howland House, in the Winter of 1S83, which was full of 
guests during the season of 1884. Children : 

1113. i. George Wiirn;, b. 20, 10, 1874, in Little Comi)ton, R. L 

1114. ii. Stephen Russei.i,, b. 12, 6, 1876, in Little Compton, 1\. I. 




750. William Israel,^ {Sicp/ieti 7?.,^ William,'' T/iovi- 
as,^ Thomas,^ 'J'anics,'^ Nathaniel^ Zocth,~ Hcnry,^^ born 
11,7, 1847, at Westport Harbor. He was educated in tlie 
public school of that place, and was for a time at Peircc 
Academ}^ Middleboroiigh. Not satisfied with farming for 
a livelihood, he entered the grocer}^ of his uncle, William 
H. Washburn, Providence, R.'L, where he remained till 
the Fall of 1866, when he became a salesman and collector 
for Whitne}' & Co., stationers, in the same cit}^ Chafing 
under the small prospect of promotion here, he withdrew 
and went west, in the Summer of 1869, with his brother 
Asa, having in view the finding of an occupation more de- 
sirable. A few^ days in Chicago fastened his attention there. 
He soon returned to that city, after spending a time further 
west, and at once made an engagement with the Western 
News Co., the largest wholesale book and stationery house 
in the West, its gross sales amounting to $2,000,000 per 
annum. He was in the wholesale and retail departments ot 
this house from November, 1869, to July, 187 1, when he 
became the western agent for Charles E. Hill & Co., of 
New York city, importers of tea. They failed in the panic 
of 1872-73, and he served Gross, Marsh & Co., of New 
York, in the same business, till they failed, when he acted 
in the same capacity for R. G. Story & Co., of the same 
city. While with the last-named house he conceived the 
idea of establishing a tea importing house in Chicago, im- 
porting direct from China and Japan, via San Francisco, 
this route being shorter by sixty days than an}- other, and 
the teas much better than those coming throuirh New York 
b}'^ Suez canal. In 1876 the firm of Schoyer & Howland 
was organized for that purpose. They imported but 6000 
packages the following year, while in 18S1 they imported 
25,000 packages, besides 5000 purchased in New York. 
This firm was dissolved in 18S2, and that of Fitch & How- 
land was organized, as importers of teas and coflecs. It is 



l'r.,.„ I'l.dto. l.y I'urlnw, Nuw lU-.lfbnl, Muss. 










reported to be one of the leading importing houses in this 
line in Chicago, and second only in volume of business. 
Mr. Ilowland has been a member of the Union Club of 
Chicago for six years, is now a managing director of it, and 
resides at the club-house. He is well and favorably known 
throughout the city, as well as to the wholesale grocery 
trade of the West and Northwest. He is the bachelor of the 


764. Cornelius A. ,^ {Alexander .^^ Cornelius ^'^ Ma tthczu^^ 
Thomas ^^ yaincs^^ A^athanicl^ Zocih^ Henry ^^ born 8,3, 
1838; m. Alice R., dau. of Gideon and Susan Wilbur.* 
He learned the trade of a blacksmith, went to California in 
1863, where he remained a short time, then went to Nevada, 
and was in the blacksmithing business in Carson City and 
vicinity till 1869, when he returned east. He has since 
carried on the same business at Acushnet, (Long Plain,) 
where the family resided in 1885. Children, born at Long 
Plain ; 

i. Louisa B., b. 2S, 8, 1S72. 

ii. Alice W., b. 10, 7, 1874. 
iii. Jane D., b. iS, 5, 1876. 
iv. Susan G., b. 18, 5, 1876. 


797. Dr. Barker Cushman,^ {William W.,^ Abner,'' 
Timol/iy,^ yames,^ yames,* Nathaniel^ Zocth^ Ilejiry,^) 
born 25, 5, 1846; m. 25, 5, 1876, Mary E., dau. of Weston 
and Eleanor Raj-mond, of New Bedford, born in Wareham. 
Dr.-Howland was born in Dartmouth, at the head of Appo- 
negansett river, where he lived until 1853, when the family 

* Abicl Gardner m. Ruth Shaw, and a son Joshua, who m. Dorcas Cross, and their daughter 
Susan m. Gideon Wilbur. 

Thomas Wilbur m. Mary Hoxic, and had a son Isaac, who m. Susanna Wilcox, and their son 
Gideon m. Susan Gardner. 


occupied a house at Bliss Corner, near New Bedford, wliich 
his father, who had been in California, had just built. At 
the a<^e of 12 his o-randfather died, and he went to care for 
his grandmother and take charge of the farm at the head of 
Apponegansett. While there he attended an academy at 
South Dartmouth. In June, 1863, he went to San Fran- 
cisco, Cal., and there took charge of a coal oil and lamp 
business, and subsequently was with a wholesale druggist 
in that city, and in Sacramento. Later he was traveling 
salesman for three years in the same business, building up 
a laro-e trade. He continued in this business until he re- 
turned to New Bedford in 187 1. Having a thirst for a 
knowledge of the theoiy of medicine, he studied it for some 
time under the allopathic system in California, but after a 
careful investigation of homoeopathy concluded to adopt the 
practice of that as his profession, and returned east for the 
purpose of completing his studies. He was for a time in 
the office of E. R. Sisson, M. D., New Bedford. In Octo- 
ber, 1871, he entered the New York Homoeopathic Medical 
College, where he was graduated March, 1873. He com- 
menced the practice of his profession in New Bedford on 
the 2ist of April of the same year, and by close application 
has built up an excellent pracdce. He has no children. 


84S. Thomas Augustus,^ {John W.,^ Thomas A.,'^ 
Benjamin ^^ Daniel,^ Daniel, '^ Daniel^ Zocth~ JIcn?-y,^) 
born 23, 9, 1830, at East Greenwich, R. I. ; m. 12, 10, 
1853, Amelia, 3'oungest dan. of Rev. Jacob Frieze, Con- 
gregationalist clergyman, of Providence, R. I. Mr. How- 
land received an excellent education in the town where he 
was born, and at the very earl}^ age of 12 entered upon a 
clerkship in Providence, R. I. When but 17 years' of age 
he went into the shoe and leather business for himself, pros- 
ecuting it successfully until he was 22. After this he en- 
gaged in the railroad building and supply business, with 




office in New York. This business became depressed dur- 
ing the war, and he turned his attention for a number of 
years to speculating in stocks in AVall street. In 187 1 he 
became interested in mining, principally galena and iron 
ores, and continued in that line of business. In 1885 he 
was president of the Ocean Mining Co., with office in New 
York city, and resided in Brooklyn. Children : 

1 115. i. Henry Akmington, b. 30, 4, 1S67. He was educated at the Brooklyn 
Collegiate and Polytechnic Institute. 
Other children, not living. 


8^8. Albert F.,^ {John W.,^ Thomas A., '^ Benjamin,^ 
Daniel ^^ DanicW' DanieJ^ Zocfh,^ Henry ^^^ born 15, i, 
1836, in East Greenwich, R. I.; m. 15, 11, 1S64, Emma 
Louise De Forest, b. 15, 5, 1839. She was the only dau. 
of Geradus and Julia A. Vreland, and granddaughter of 
Capt. John De Forest and Charlotte Vanderbilt, (of the 
family of the late Com. Vanderbilt,) of Staten Island, N. Y. 
Mr. Rowland spent a few of his childhood's years in the 
pleasant home of his aunt, Phebe G. Davis, of Providence, 
R. I., who had no children. He received a good education 
in the schools of that cit}"", and earh^ showed an inclination 
for a business career. At the age of 14 he entered the store 
of his uncle, David Davis, wholesale and retail dealer in 
dr}'- goods in Providence, R. I. He was afterwards sales- 
man for Moulton & Rodman, merchant tailors, in the same 
city, and later was in the gentlemen's furnishing goods busi- 
ness under the Fifth Avenue Hotel, New York, as Howland 
& Bennett. In 1S54 he resided on Staten Island, where in 
1857 he met Miss De Forest, whom he subsequently mar- 
ried, and who has made a delightful home for her husband 
and an attractive family of children. During the famine of 
1859-60, in Kansas, he was the agent of the New York city 
relief committee, stationed in Atchison, Kansas, to dispense 
mone}', food, clothing, seeds, &c. On his return he became 


a Wall street broker, in which he succeeded, but his obser- 
vations during the renowned "Black Frida}-," in Septem- 
ber, 1873, caused him to deem it prudent to withdraw from 
the business. He was afterwards in mercantile business, 
till failing- health, resulting from close oflice work, compelled 
him to give it up. He did not enter upon the business to 
which he seemed especiall}' adapted until the Fall of 1876, 
when- William H. Vanderbilt ofiered him a position in con- 
nection with the New York Central & Hudson River R. R. 
He remained there until 1879, '^vhen I\Ir. Vanderbilt made 
him purchasing agent of the Canada vSouthern Railway, 
with headquarters and residence at St. Thomas, Ontario. 
January ist, 1883, this road was leased to the Michigan 
Central R. R., and INIr. Howland was transferred to De- 
troit, where he is fuel agent of the latter line, running from 
Chicago through Canada to Buffalo. At a farewell driven 
to Mr. Howland and his family, at the Grand Central Hotel 
at St. Thomas, by railroad men and prominent citizens of 
the place, the toastmaster, in an address, referred to him as 
follows : 

For over four years he has gone in and out among us, discharging the duties of 
his office quietly and unobtrusively, liut with an ear attentive, a word ever ready, and 
a hand always open for the encouragement and assistance of every scheme suggested 
for the promotion of the material prosi)erity of the city, and for the social and moral 
advantage of her citizens. In this way his means and influence have contributed 
to the enlargement of our trade, the upbuilding of our monetary institutions; to the 
increase of our manufacturing industries ; to the prosperity of the church and the 
sabbath-school; to the eflkiency of our charitable institutions, and generally to the 
beauty and happiness of our social life. It is not too much to say that there is not 
a channel for usefulness opened in our city that has not felt the overflowing of his 
goodness and liberality; Mhilc the evidences of taste in his home, and the hospital- 
ity dispensed there by his family, have been on a scale as varied, interesting and 
commendable. We would make special mention of the city branch of the RaiJnjad 
Young Men's Christian Association. This institution, organized under his auspices, 
and carried on under his fostering care as its chief officer, has attained a success 
scarcely exampled on the continent. 

Mrs. Howland's merits and usefulness were very pleas- 
antly alluded to by one of the speakers. 

Both Mr. and Mrs. Howland are members of the Reform 
Church of America. They were baptized and married, and 



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their seven children were christened, in the same church on 
Staten Island. They are members of St. John's Episco- 
pal church in Detroit, where they were residing in 1885. 
Children : 

iii6. i. William De Forest, b. 8, i, 1S66, on Staten Island, N. Y. ; d. 13, 12, 

11 17. ii. Oakley Davis, b. 29, 4, 1869, on Staten Island, N. Y. 

1 1 18. iii. Victor De Forest, b. 31, i, 1871, on Staten Island, N. Y.; d. 22, i, 


11 19. iv. Frank Clifford, b. 29, 11, 1874, on Staten Island, N. Y. 
V. Grace Louise, b. 9, 5, 1877, on Staten Island, N. Y. 

1120. vi. Cornelius De Forest, b. 28, 7, 1S79, on Staten Island, N. Y. 

vii. Maria Estelle, b. 27, i, 18S2, in St. Thomas, Elgin co., province of 
Ontario, Canada. 


848. Lieut. Christopher W.,^ {John W.,^ Thomas A., '^ 
Benjamin,^ Daniel,^ Daniel,'^ Danicl^^ Zocth,^ Ilony,^) 
born 1843, in East Greenwich, R. I. ; m. Martha Whitmore, 
daughter of Horace H. and Almira Thompson, and grand- 
daughter of William and Thankful Thompson, of Connect- 
icut. Of her one writes : 

She is a kind, faithful Christian, generous, always ready to assist wherever needed. 
Although liaving had much affliction, she strives to keep herself cheerful at all times, 
and her good influence over ier family is a continual source of comfort to them, 
ever making home happy and pleasant. 

She united with the M. E. church when quite young. 
Her children joined the same church, — Christopher at the 
age of 9-i, Mattie at 13, and Ilenr}^ at 11. 

Christopher W. enlisted, 13, 10, 1S62, in his native town, 
as private in the 12th R. I. Vols., in which he did excellent 
service until the termination of the war. For braver}' at the 
battle of Fredericksburgh, 13, 12, 1862, he was promoted to 
2d lieutenant, 27, 12, 1862, and was transferred to the 5th 
R. I. Vols. He was promoted to ist lieutenant, 5, 12, 1S64, 
made adjutant 2, i, 1865, mustered out 26, 6, 1865. He 
was in the battles of Roanoke Island, Newbern, N. C, at 
the bombardment of Fort Macon, cSrc. Most of the time 


since the war he has been engaged in the meat and provis- 
ion business in Providence, R. I., where the family resided 
in 1885. He is an active member of the M. E. church, f»f 
a social, generous disposition. Children, born in Provi- 
dence, R. I. : 

1121. i. Christoi'Iier Albertus, b. 1868. 
ii. Mattie Florence, b. 1871. 

1122. iii. Henry YouNC, b, 1873. 

Christopher Albertus Rowland has such a rare his- 
tory, unfortunate in some particulars, charming in others, 
that it is gladly placed here. In the year 1874 he and his 
brother and sister were afflicted with that terrible disease 
scarlet fever. After long weeks of severe suffering each 
child recovered, but Christopher was found to be incurably 
blind. The shock was a great one to both parents and child. 
Before his illness he had made rapid progress in his studies, 
and his chief amusement was reading. Being denied the 
use of his e}- es, otlier methods of stud}^ were eagerly grasped, 
and in the 3'ear 1877, then nine years old, he entered as a 
pupil at Perkins Institution for the Blind, South Boston. 
having already mastered the alphabet and primar}'' lessons 
in raised letters. He soon developed great talent for music, 
•and while not nejilectincr to advance and claim the hifrhcst 
percentage in the usual grammar and high school lessons, 
he ex'celled in instrumental music. His proficiency is re- 
markable. Since the age of 14, he has composed several 
piano marches and accompaniments ; but his chief delight 
is an alto horn. His friends presented him a very beautilul 
silver one in 1882, with which he willingly affords them 
much entertainment durincj; his school vacations. He \viil 
remain at school until he can jiraduate with the highest 
honors. An attack of typhoid fever, in 1S83, caused the 
loss of one term's instruction. He is an earnest Christian, 
and at 9^ years of age he united with the Chestnut Street 
M. E. church, of Providence, R. I. His early endeavors 
to live a true Christian life so influenced his father, that he 






From Pliiitn. by Bruwnfll, I'nn iilfiioc, U. I. 



often remarks that Allie, by earnest prayer and a life so 
truly patient and meek, caused him to realize his o\vn moral 
defects, and led to a determination to follow in his child's 
footsteps and unite with the same church. 

The writer has received the following unsolicited words 
in regard to him, from persons who knew of the proposed 
publication of this genealog}^ 

Rev. C. L. Goodell, his pastor, writes : 

lie is certainly a most remarkable; as he is a most estimable lad. He is the ac- 
knowledged leader in scholarship and genius at the Perkins Institution. His mathe- 
matical performances are astonishing, while his musical ability is simply wonderful. 
He carries the most difficult compositions in his head, and plays them with a finish 
and delicacy of touch which is seldom surpassed even by great musicians. He has 
one of the sweetest Christian characters I have ever met. 

A note from the secretary of the Young Men's Christian 
Association, of Providence, R. I., says: 

In his music he shows great taste and good judgment. He bids fair to rank 
among the best performers. His great love for his chosen calling does not seem to 
make him any the less devoted to his higher calling, a Christian, which he enjoys to 
an unusual (Jegree. 

Prof. Anagnos, of the Perkins Institution, writes me : 

From the day of his admission to the school, he has evinced an uncommon degree 
of studiousness, and an unsalable desire for reading with his fingers. Every new 
book issued is a source of unspeakable joy to him. His little library, consisting of 
about twenty-seven volumes in raised print, which he handles with tender care, is 
his most valued possession, and his efforts for its increase have been truly pathetic 
and touching. He has always been remarkable for intellectual ambition and mental 
acumen, as well as for an amiable, open and charming character. He has an at- 
tractive social nature, most sunny and delightful, and never fails to please either in 
school or in any circle where he is introduced. 

His class return for the year ending 19, 12, 1884, shows 
that he was far- above the average of his class in all his 
studies, which included arithmetic, algebra, physiology, 
natural philosophy, rhetoric, botany, and civil polity. The 
writer gladl}^ devotes this large space to a mention of one 
from whom disease has forever curtained God's sv^^eet sun- 
light, but who has a hope for eternity on which he places a 
higher value than all the world without it, and the cheering 



assurance that this cloud of his has a silver lining, and that 
he will see the Sun of righteousness who produces it. 


885. Dr. Arthur W.,^ {Simon B.,^ Jeremy,'' George, 
Samuel,^ Samuel,^ Nicholas,^ Zoeth^ Henry ^^ born 23, 5 

1844, at Whitefield, N. H. ; m. 29, 9, 1866, Wells, o 

Whitefield, N. H'., whose father is Edson Wells, of tha 
place, and her motlier Mar}" Jane, dau. of Enoch Kenney 
who was a son of Rev. Moses Kenney, of Royalston. Mrs 
Howland acquired a fine education, and has taught school 
Arthur W. was educated in the common and high schools 
and received private instruction in German. He tau^h 
school in the Fall and Winter of 1863 ; commenced th( 
study of dentistr}'^ in 1864, with Dr. Rogers, of Lancaster 
N. H., and studied at the Philadelphia Dental College ir 
the Winter of 1865 ; commenced practice in Lawrence, 23 
5, 1866; graduated at the Boston Dental College in the 
class of '74. He has been vice-president of the Bostor 
Dental College alumni ; is a member of the Massachusetts 
and New England dental societies ; and is an active mem- 
ber of the Royal Arch Chapter and Commandery of Knights 
Templar of the INLasonic order. In 1885 he was having ar 
extensive practice in Lawrence, where his family resided. 
Children : 

i. Blanche Mabfx, b. 3, 8, 1S74, at Lawrence. 
ii. Florence Edith, b. 25, 7, 18S1; d. 15, 9, iSSr. 


Section Fourth. 


John Howland was the second mentioned in Humphrey's 
will, and the thirteenth name on the list of forty-one per- 
sons who signed the memorable compact,* or " combina- 
tion," as Bradford calls it, in the cabin of the Mayflower in 
*' Cape Codd Harbor," on the 21st of November, 1620, is 
that of young John Howland. At this time he was 28 3^ears 
of age, and, according to Prince, was a member of Governor 
*' Carver's family." How this came to be is unexplained 
b}^ an}^ of the early writers, but it is probable that Carver 
saw elements in his character which led him to supply 3^oung 
Howland's wants when the}^ left Er.gland, and caused him 
to be considered one of his family. That he possessed 
sound judgment and business capacity is shown by the ac- 
tive duties which he assumed, and the trust which was re-' 
posed in him in all the early labors in establishing a settle^- 
ment. He had a grand part to perform in the sublime wo rk 
of la3'ing the foundation of a government which has str jod 
for two and a half centuries, and has had no equal s.ince 
governments existed. For this the Everlasting Arm. was 
underneath him in the hour of danger, when he cam.^e near 

* This celebrated dociinient rea'is as follows: 

" In the name of God, Aincn. We whose names are under written, the loyall ■subjects of our 
dread soveraigne Lord, Kin;; James, by the grace of God, of Great Britainc, Fra nc and Ireland 
king, defender of the faith, etc., having undertaken for the glorie of God, and adv- incemente of the 
Christian faith, and honor of our king and countrie, a voyage to plant rlic first cr.lonie in the north- 
erne parts of Virginia, doe by these presents solemnly and mutualy in the prcser',ce of God and one 
of another, covenant and combine ourselves together into a civill body politick., for our better order- 
ing and pre>crvation and furtherance of the ends aforesaid; and by virtue hcneof to enacle, consti- 
tute and frame such just and eciuall lawes, ordenances, acts, constitutions an',J offices, from time to 
time, as shall be thought most mcete .'ind conveniant for the general! good of' the colonie, unto which 
we promise all due submission and obedience. 

" In witness whereof we have hereunder subscribed our names at Cape fjL'odd the ii of N'ovember, 
in the year of the raigne of our soveraigne lord, King James of Englan«/, Fiance and Ireland the 
eighteenth, and of Scotland the fifty fourth. Ano Duiu 1620." 




drowning on his voyage lo the New World. Gov ]ir'uV 
ford, referring to the storms the Mayflower passed throu' -^ 
on her first vo3-^age,* writes ; -" 

In sundrie of these stonnes the winds were so feirce, and ye seas so hi^h ^ ,V 
ecu d not beare a .note of saile, but were forced to hdl for' d "^ d J 't t ^■■ 
And m one of them, as they lay thus at hull, in a nnghtie storm a us i f (ealled John Howland) eoming upon some oecasron aboTye': ^ t/^^' 
M-ith a seele of ye shipe throwne into [ye] sea- but it nle.sed rL ? ^^ ' ' 

While tl,e MayfloNver was yet in Cape Cod Harbor, ten of prmapai men," ineluding John, were •' senle ouf ir, 

a boat manned by eight sailors, to select a place to esl.b- 

.sh a longed-for home for the weary band. A storm dro^e 

hem mto Plymouth harbor, and Plymoutl> was selected a. 

the place of settlement. 

The first mention made of John in the old Plymouth cl- 
sny records is in a list of ■' freemen," and the thiid in nun,- 
■erm the governor's " cowncell " of seven members. In 
i;33 he was an assessor, and his tax amounted to iS 
ln,Ts; m 1634 an assessor, and tax £145. In 16,5 ll.c 
:Co, of Gov. Bradford was composed of such eminent 
persms as "M' Thomas Prince, M' Edward Winslowe, M' 

1?^',^ "o ,?""'" "°I*'"^' Captayne Miles Standish. 
J\l V, >aam Collier," together with " M' John Ho^vland," t 
who ha, occupied the same honorable position two previous 
years, n 1636 «e find bin, serving on a " Jewry," xvhicl, 
;l>efo^tb^jlid^^Jewas "celect-man" of Plymouth m 

•l-sl. >l,=y .„, „„„),>■ „™ of .„b.„„cc. Co„d,n„ »d G.„J.,fc .„„ ^ " ,1 ^1;^. 




T66671inc1 clioseii deputy of the same town in 1652-56, '5S, 
'61, '62, '(^^, '67, '70. His election in 1670, June 2d, was 
tlie last time he permitted liis name to be used in a candi- 
dacy for public office, bcinc^- nearly eighty years of age. 

Besides these public positions of honor and trust bestowed 
upon iiim, he was ver}' often selected to la}' out and appraise 
land, to run out highways, settle disputes arising from vari- 
ous causes, and on cominittecs of every description. Ue 
was not only full of zeal for the temporal welfare of the 
colony, but gave powerful encouragement to a high stand- 
ard of morals and religion ; so much so that he is recorded 
as " a godly man and an ancient professor in the ways of 
Christ." It is shown that he was active in this work, for 
Gov. Bradford writes that he became "a profitable member 
both in church and commone wealth " ; and it appears that 
at the ordination of John Cotton, Jr., in 1667, John Ilowland 
'* was appointed by the church to join in the imposition of 

The colonists had a trading post"^' on the Kennebec ri'.er, 
in IMaine, and young Ilowland was intrusted with the man- 
agement of the colonists' interest there. Once, when there, 
he had a personal encounter with one John Hocking, f who 

i attempted to trade within the limits of the Plymouth patent. 

j The spirit in which this encroachment was resisted by IIow- 

; land may be learned from the following deposition, copied 

! from the records of Pl3-mouth colony : 

Plymouth, 1634. Prenc Governor. 

This deponent scicth, that upon the • — day of April, John Hocking riding at nnher 

• within our lirnitts al)Ove the howao, Mr. John Ilowland \vcnt up to him w 'h owr hark 

* and charged the said Mocking to \\cigh his ankcors and depart, \\\\o answered lice- 

i would not, wth foule speeches, deman^ling whie he spake not to him that sent hi)d 
' • ji 

; fourth. Answerc was mad bv John Ilowland that the last yeare a boatw.!?, .^^ 
-| ^ .ap' sent, 

i'Tl'.e Imli.-iu nan:c of t!:is pl.nce was Ciishmoc. Here the colonist-; of Kcw Plyin'-- 
a tinflinfi j.ost as enily as irr-2C, only six ycnrb after their arrival in Ne-.v Englanf! — 

' {x''St, it is snil, tl.': .iiTi.iy tivjk phic«, in \(jH, between Jol.n Ho- kin,^ of 

. tion, and John Uowhaul of New 1'1\ nioutii, in whi'.h Hockin'' snJ Mose^ '> I'-^f", ,, /•,,,.. 

, ■,, , 111 I • /t.,1 lalbot, ciieof lIo-.vInn>rs 

t men, wore killed, an event whicli caned nvj^h excitement at the time. — ' r-./^ ■ ,f j. , " 

t Hocking belon^^oi! to a jibntation on ttic fien- 'bee river, and by p » ■ •■ i - ' . 

It ».i5 r.o.Tr this 
the riscatiijiin planta- 

Plyinouth Ir.iJiug houses tiicU to intercej)t their trade from that dive 

jiug up tiic liver abo\c tlie 


• iiiiving no other business, to know whether it was theire mind that hprr^.'.Tu- J .' * ' ;' 
wronge us in our trade; who returned answer they sent him not hether, and li tr^. 
; fore Mr Rowland tould him that hee should not now suffer him ther to hi>c, j ,-> ^^ 
■ Hocking demannded what he would doe, whether he would shout; Mr Hv»-ii.,.' 
■. answered no, but he would put him from thence. John Hocking said and 5w«,t.- : • 

would not shoot, but swore iff we came abord him he would send us j > •„, 

passing by him we came to an anker sumthing nere his barke. Mr Ilowlan : .. . 
three oi his men goc cutl his cable whose names weare John Frish, Tlioinas }^.■.^ r« 
and William Rennoles, who prscntly cut one, but were put by the other b;. V' ^ 
strength of the streme. Mr Howland seeing they could not well bring the c^it- > 
to the other cable, caled him a bord, and be'- Moses Talbott goe wt'i llicm, »;, 
accordingly went very reddyly and brough the canow to Hockings cable. He '^ 
ing on deck came with a carbine and a pistole in his hand and pi'sently prscntcJ ! a 
peece at Thomas Savory; but the canow wth the tide was put nere the bow of : r 
bark, wch Hocking seeing p^sently put his peece almost to Moyses Talbotts l.r. . 
wch Mr Howland seeing caled to him desiering him not to shut his man, but lot-i- 
himselfe for his mark ; saying his men did but that which he commaunded i;."< 
and therefore desiered him not to hurt any of them. If any wrong was don it w:.i 
himselfe that did it, and therfore caled again to him to take him for his niarkt, s.- 
ing he stod very fayer; but Hocking would nut hear nor looke towards owr b.-.." - 
but prsently shooteth Moyses in the head, and prsently took up his pistell in » > 
hand, but the Lord stayed him from any further hurt, by a shot from i*' 
barke, himself was presently shoote dead, being shott neere the same place in ' 
head wher he had murderously shot Moyses. 

He lived at what was called Rocky Nook. He died 23. : • 
1672, O. S. (1673, N. S.) The following is a verbalir. 
copy of his will, which was exhibited to the court hold a: 
Plymouth, March 5th, 1673, and copied from the Old C > 
ony records by the writer. 


The Last Will and testament of Mr John Howland of Plymouth, late dcati-r .. 

' " exhibited to the Court held att Plymouth the fifth day of March Anno: Dom l :'- 

on the oath of Mr Samuel Fuller and Mr William Crow as followith : 

Know all men to whom these presents shall Come that I, John Ilowlnnd sen r, 
the town of New Plymouth, in the Colony of New Plymouth in New Engbn J .* 
-f 'America, this twenty ninth day of May one thousand six hundred sevent>- and t* - 
being- of whole mind and in Good and Perfect Memory and Remembrance pr.--*- 
beGcc'; being now Grown aged; haueing many infeirmities of body vpon r.-^ 
and not k -owing how soon God will call mee out of this world, doe make -'ii '. 
daine these pr.-sents to be my testament containing heerin my last Will in n-v 
and forme f<jllGwi;n.T ; 

^ - Imp I will and Uequeath my body to the dust, and my soule to God tli.^t ;.'- 

it, in hopes of ajoyfui: Resurrection vnto glory; and as concerning niv tt.T.r-:- ■ 
estate, I dispose therof ^ followeth 

J JOHN irowLAND. 319 


"-- "" '''^- ':'-^ '^"'^ l-ciuer:tV. rnto J;,-",.: TT.jwbiuI my eldest coimc besides 

■lat lands I haue alrcddy giiien him, all my Right and interest to that one hundred 

:i iccs of land granted mee by the Court, lying on the eastern side of Taunton Kivcr, 

I .tv\'een Titicutt and Taunton, bounds and all the appurtenantes and priviledgcs 

* Licvnto belonging, to belonge to him and hi^ L-iies and assignes forever; And if 

-^ a tract should faile, then to haue all my P ght, title and Interest by and in that 

Vst Court graunt to mee, in any other place, to belonge to hiui his hcircs and 

\ ig.'is forever ; 

illem I giue and bequeath vnto my son, J;ibez Howland, all those my vpland 

|l Meadows that I now posesse att Satuckeit and Paomett, and places adjacent, 

^Ji all the appurtenances and privilidges, belonging thcrevnto, and all my right 

3le and interest therin, to belonge to him, his heires and assignes forever, 

|ltcm I giue and bequeath vnto my son, Jabez Howland all that my one peccc 

?Iand that I haue lying on the southsyde of the Mill: brook, in the towne of Ply- 

Vilh, aforsaid; be it more or Icsse, and is on the northsye of a tract that is now 

|les Richards, sen., to belonge to the said J-oez his heires and assignes forever, 

jltcm I giue and bequeath vnto Isack Ho\ land my youngest sonne all those my 

?ilands and meddowes devided and undivided with all the appurtenances and priv- 

Jdges vnto them belonging lying and being in the towne of IMiddlebery, and in a 

I act of Land called the Majors purchase, neare Namassakelt Ponds; which I haue 

|»ught and purchased of William White, of Marshfield, in the coUonic of Nev.' 

-^ymouth; which may or shall appeer by any deed or writing that is Giuen vndcr 

Je said White's hand all such deeds or writii ges together with the aforcmensioned 

i'ticular & to belonge to the said Isack, his Jeircb and assignes forever. 

Item I giue and bequeath vnto my said son, Isack Howland, the one half of my 

elve acree lott of Meddov.- that I now haue att Winnetussett River within the tov/nc 

Plymouth, aforsaid to belonge to him the said Isack his heires and 

signes forever, 

-1 Item I Will and bequeath vnto my dean anl louing wif Klizabeth 

|e vse and benifitt of my now dwelling house in Rockey Nook in the township of 

lymouth aforesaid, with the outhousing lands, that is vplands and meddow lar.ds, 

^id all appurtenances and privilidges therevnto belonging in the towne of Plymouth 

I d all other lands housings and meddows that I haue in said towne of Plymouth, 

•■J cepting what meddow and vplaud I haue befc.e given to my sonnes Jabtz and 

Sack Howland during her natural! life, to injoy make vse of and improve for Ler 

I uifitt and comfort; 

i Item I giue and bequeath to my son, Joseph Plowland after the decase of my 
3uing wife Elizabeth Howland my aforsaid dwelling house at Rocky nook together 
■ all the out housing vplands and meddowes appurtenances and privilidges be- 
nging thervnto; and all other housing vplands and meddowes that I haue witliia 
c aforsaid towne of New Plymouth excepting what lands and meddowes I haue 
■fore Given to my two sonnes, Jabez and Isack to belonge to him the said Jos-Mir;. 
owland to him and his heires and assignes forever ; - :-V' ■ 

Item I giue and bequeath vnto my daughter. Desire Ge#STrr'''Ati?3ij?.'«:f^^' - 
item I giue and bequeath vnto my daughter, iStosfe'SsSlsfisaaS^'^^'^^ 
Item I giue and bequeath vnto my daugl;t.-'-&{li'af;:;;:S;r^.-Sfcj»3aaiKC^ i-:-^ 







. I g.ue and bequeath vnto ,ny daughter. Ruth Cush.nan, twenty =hi]iv;'"\ 

J i^z/^:z;'s:sc ''^""^ ""^"^" '- '-'"'- ^^ -^ -^h 

I Kcm n,y ^viU .s that these legacies Giuen to „n- daughters, be payd by -ov r.,.-> 

^ utnv in such space as shcc thinketl: meet ' ^ ^ ^ ^ V 

Hem I will and bequeath vnto my h^uingVifo Elizabeth Ilowland my debts ^ ' 
I Igacys ben.g first payd, my .hole estate, vi. : lands, houses goods cha" te Icl '7 

I nnge e se t^.t bc.angeth or appertaineth vnto mee, undisp'ed o . HU I"! 

l^mouth, Duxburco ., Middlebery or any other place wh 'soever, llf^ 'J 
I .b^olute y gn,e an^l bequeath to my deare and louing wife Elizabeth Ho vlwh,'- 

I I do by these presents, make ordaine and constitute to be the sole e 1 1 r ^ o t^ 

o the teno u thc.of. In witness wherof I the said John Ilowland senior hi 
heervnto sett my h .nd and seale the aforsaid t.venty ninth day of M .3 o e t f 
sand six hundred : evenly and two 1672. ^ 1 

c;^„., 1 , , JOI^N ROWLAND | 

Mgned and sealed 6 

in the presence of ^""^ ^ f^^''^''^J 

Samuel Fuli.kk, | 

William Crow. 




^ T).e house no^v standing in Plymouth most nearly assl 
^latcdwith the pilgrims, is what is known as - the Ca^vJ 
■ use," on Sandwich street. It was originally a six or .^. ' 
. post house, but the old rafters indicate that the roof h ^ 

t .) raised three times, and it is now quite modern in ,' 
pec ■ je. The house was erected by Jacob jAIitcheli. rr^:' 
ably bet^veen 1665 and 1670, as he married in 1666 J 
bought the lof in 1667. He sold it to Jabez-^ Howland. uj 
doubtedly before his father's death, and it is not too 
to believe that the aged pilgrims, John ^ and his wife 
entertained beneath its roof. The main room of die o • 
house remains in nearly its original condition, and if il 
walls could speak they could repeat the words of John ' J 
r^hzabeth. ** " | 

It is not known where in Plymouth John was buried, f 
no stone maiked ^V spot. The earliest burials were J 
Coles Hill, but 1 were discotUinued tliere and cJ 

menced on Burial a long time befbre John died, lil 

immediate descendan. - -re buried here, and the picsiun j 


\ ^ 



ii lion is that they were laid beside tlieir ancestor. Acliiif; 
I upon this, a headstone* was placed here in 1836, to Jolin's 
1 memor3', Tiie expense was l)orne by liis descendants. Tlie 
I venerable Dr. James Thatcher, one of John's descendants, 
\ attended to the putting of it in place. 

\ The writings of Gov. Prince place John Ilowland as a 

'^lember of Gov. Carver's family, as stated above, from the 

^:|me the}' left England, and Jiradford speaks of him as Gov. 

Carver's servant. f The general belief for many years was 

JhatJohn married a daughter of Gov. Carver, till records 

ivere found which showed that Carver had no daughter. 

parver's family originall}^ consisted of eight persons, — h:n-,- 

|:elf, his wife Katharine, Jolm Rowland, Desire INIinter, 

^' servant" Roger Wilder, " tlie boy" Jasper JMore, 

f;- tlie bo}^ " William Latham, and "the servant maid," 

iJarver died in April, 1621, and his wife died in May, 162 1. 

Roger died before Carver, the "maid servant" died in a 

|year or two, and Jasper died Dec. 6, 1621 ; so that all t))at 

|Vere left were Howland, Desire, and William. The discov- 

.'^ery of Bradford's manuscript proved the tradition that Hovv'- 

lland married a daughter of Gov. Carver to be erroneous, 

land that he married Elizabeth, daughter of John Tilly, 

fvvho, with his wife, died before Carver and his wife did 

.Sfhis sad circinustance, toa:ether with the death of her unch 

•JEdward the first Winter, left Elizabeth an orplian i^ year 

^)f ace, and it is not at all improbable that Governor aiVd 
■•* . I 

|vlrs. Carver, whose hearts seemed to be asylums ior tAie 

Jriendless, called her to them to comfort them in their /:u-t 

Jhours. Again, the fact that in the division of land in TJ023, 

*The followin.'j inscription is on the stone: / 

^ " Hi-re ended tiie jiljrimage of John Howland and Elizobcth his wife. She was the a^wfiW: of 
overnor Carver. They arrived in the Maytlnwer, Dec. 1620. Tliey four sons ana si v dji.;'^- 
ers, from whom are dcs.xm'ded a numerous posterity. 1672, Feb. 23, Joh:; Howland of Piyn. juth 
ieceased. He h\ed to the .ije of So years. He was the Inst man 'hat was left of ihwse thai co;ne 
•ver in t5ie .Mayflower that lived in Plymouth. Plymouth Records." / 

'I'he inscri;ytion has errors, as will be readily seen. / 

t 'I'his word should not be used in a menial sense. It indicated, doubtless, that yohn ca«t his lot 
iuc family of Carver, who had no children, and who probably advanced JohnV passage money. 
r William Temple applied the term servant to one of whom ht \,rote as coirela,(ive of master, one 
trc«.ive employment or place. 

II o 




'7^2 2 THE ROWLANDS 01'^ A>J ERICA. ' 

ibnr acres \vcrc assigned to Jolni Ilowland, \\\\e\^ one acre 
was allotted to each person, led to the firm belief by trian> \ 
that he was married before he left England, and at this tune i 
had two cliiidren. But his eldest son Tohn^ was not born' 
then, as Judge Sewell wrote in his .liary that he " sawf 
Lieut. Howland upon y"" Rode who tells us he was borne/ 
Febr 24, 1626 [1627, N. S.] att our Plimouth." Now, f 
: Desire was the first born,* John might not have been ma^^ 
Iried even as earlj' as 1623, when Elizabeth Till}^ was bi| 
: 17 years old. V 

In my judgment nothing has 3'et been found to prove thaf 
John was married before he left England, or even in J62A 
notwithsuanding the above and the assertion of Bradforc[ 
that his marriao-e was the fourth in the colony, and of Dr| 
Shurtleff that it was the third, if not the second. Thei.' 
; widely differing staternenis were evidently not formed froi* 
'data. My opinion, based largely upon record evidence, i,^ 
, that the remnant of Carver's houschoM consisted of John'j 
; Howland, Elizabeth Tilly, Desire, and the lad Wili^-^ 
(iam Latham ; that the}^ cast their lots together as one family | 
■v, under the direction of John, and that the allotment of land^ 
above mentioned does not prove that John and Elizabelh[ 
were or were not married at that date. They may have;- 
J-been married, though Elizabeth was shv'tcen. If they v.-erel 
probably faithful Desire Minter remained with them. l| 
they were not, doubtless Desire was matron of the house f 
; at'least, she held a prominent place in tne atlectlons of Job.!| 
.and Elizabeth, who honored her greatly by naming thei- 
. first, daughter for her, when it was almost the universal cns-i 
; torn 10 name the first born from a cherished ancestor. l!'| 
' 1627 John's family consisted of himself, Elizabeth, son John! 
and daughter Desire. Desire Minter had probably retarnc(.;'> 
to Enc/land, where she died, and William Latham may iuiv^ »■ 
; gone to Jamaica, where he died. 

Elizabeth Howland was a woman of superior n:;i ;v 

' Dosire was next to John,2 who wa;'. llic cMebl ?.o\i. * 





jility and earnest Christian ifiiilh, and was a help tneet lor 
^?e .sturdy pilgrim. She passed the closing da}'? of her 
^c with her daughter Lydia Brown, in Swanzey, where 
■j:',ie di(d, according to the Swanzcy town I'ecords, "21, 
;f2, 16S7, aged 80 years," which proves she was but 3-3 
'l^-hen she arrived iri Plymouth. She was tlie lasi bat 
'^.ree of the Mayflower passengers, who died as follows : 
']ii\.eso)ved White, in 1690; John Cook, in 1694; I\Tar\' (Ab- 
le rton) Cushman, in 1699. 

/* Elizabeth's will is dated at Swanzey, 17111 Dec. 1686. 
,^1 n it she v/rites : 

' }\-'n:g seventy nine years of nge, but of gooil <-V" perfect memory Ihankr Le to 

Mniiglit^' God, and calling to Remembrance ye uncertain Estate of this tiaiisitory 

i; -ife tv: that all flesh must yield vuto Death when it shall please God to call: Doc 

■ ,|'fial>:e, constitute, etc And first being penitant and sorry from ye bot- 

■..i.nm of my heart for all my siiuis past, most humbly desiring forgivenes for y<^ same, 

|i giue & comitt my Soule vnlo Almighty God my Savior and Redeemer in whoirc 

■ liV iiy yc nieritts of Jesus Christ I trust & belie\e assuredly to be saved. & to full rc- 

_\^^ mission ..K. forgiveness of all my sins, & that my Souie \v^ ray Body at il.o generiU 

■^ Day of l-*esurrection shall rise aguin w^ Joy, & through ye meriits ofChrk-l's Dcai'i 

J' I'v' passion possesse & inherit ye Kingdom of heaven prepared for his JHccl & Chosr-n; 

il- ni}- J^>ody to be buryed in such place where it shall please niy lixecutr, ttc. 

The following persons are mentioned: Her sons John. 
' Jabez, and Isaac, son-in-law James Brown, daughters Lydia 
Brown, Elizabeth Dickarson, Hannah Boswortii, gr3nd- 
daughters Elizabeth Bursle}^ Dorothy Browne, and Desire 
Cushman, grandsons Nathaniel Howland, James and Jabez 
Browne. Her son Jabez, and James Browne, were ap- 
pointed executors. In the closing item is her "Will and 
Charge to all the Children that they walke in y*' Fcine of 
y -^ Lord . " ^__ ^ 


John and Elizabeth had the following children, perliaps 
jiiot placed in order of birth : 


■f i. DrsiRK, b. — ; d. 13, 10, 16S3, in Barastabk-; m. 1643, C.-pt. J.-ihn,* '■''"'-' 

■'a of Ralph Gorliam, who was baptized at Bencfield, ISciUiamptoii- 

command of a coni'innv ^n Xhr King Phili,: va;. a.iH d: ?.t Swanzcy, .^ijci; 54. 




5h!te, Eng., 2S, i. 1621, d. 5, a, 1675-6. ]c -s recorclw? fh;.t " V), ' 

v,as the (irst Olid Ji'liii^ the second clu'.d of Jehu."' i Tbty )!t.d ; ;. 

Desire, b. 20. 5, 1O44, in riymouth; 2, Temperauce, b. 5, 5, i'j46 

Marshiidd; 3, Eii/.abcth, b. 2, 4, l6.]S, jn jNIavshfield ; 4. jamc:, ( 

"" r^S, 4, 1O50, in Mr.r.-.hfield; 5, John, b. 20, 2, 1651, m MarsLlield ; *; 

Jo.epL, b. f6, ■:, 1653, ill Vannouth; 7, Jabez, b. 3, S, 1656, in Bar,/ 

stsbU:; 8. ^'^rc^^ I. 20, i, 1658. in Barnstable; 9, Lydia, b. n. i( 

166:, in Barnstable; lo, Tiannah, b. iC^^T,, in Earnstahle; 11, Sh/; 

bnel, b. lOC'j, in Ban:st?b!e. -^^r 

'' 1124, ii. John, b. .'4, i, lO?-;;^ 26, 10, 1651, at West Barnstable. I 

1125. iii; Jablz, b. — ; u. — , i'l Bristol, R. I. t 
iv. lird'T, b. ^'-S ^i 1629; i, 8, l, 16S4; m. as early a.s 1646, j^hn Chi] 'J 

?iii 1, of Plyinuutb, afterwards-of Barnstable, vho came in 1630 fror^ 
lictmihip)", }2ngluiuj, \>here he was b. J614, and who d. 7,4, l7o'"^| 
'I'heir sor; Saui\iel had a .son J'''hn, who graduated at flarvavdA-.o'.Icf^c. 
and iVris a clergyman. Saniiiel's S'^in Thonias had a son S"muei, wh J 
ivas the fatiier of Judge Kathaniel Chipnir.n, a lieucpnant u) tb.e Rtv! 
olutiorary V. S. senat-jr, f-.nd cliicf jv.stics of Verniont. J' 

V. EiiZAPKTH, b. — •. d. — ■; m, isi, 13, 9, 1640, Ephraijit Hicks,* of ?]/ ; 
mciuih, ndio J. 2, !2. '64'^; ni. 2d, 10 '; i5si, Tohn Dicuar^ion, of j'lv-';, who in. i -,l, I.li7.abcth, sister of linlirairn T-J?(;ks. ' 

vi. I.vt-TA, b. --; d. — ; in. Jrancs, son of Joiin and Doiolliy I'.ro'.vn, (v'l'' . 
came to DyniJiith i>tfcrre lojO,) b. 1623, d. xo, 10, lyio. They set- ; 
tied in .^^cy. \ 

vii. RlTIl, b. — ; d. — ; in. 17. 11, 1664, Thomas, son of Thonias and ii s. . 
of Rev. Robert Cus.hinnn, of I'lyvaouth, b. t6. 9, 1637, d. 22, J, 172^', : 
and was buried at i'>,Mpion. 'ihonias Cushn;an m. 2d, 16, tc, '.by , t 
Abigail Fuller, of Rehoboth. ' j 

viii. H.-\\N.\n, b. — ; d. — ; rn. 6, 7, 1661, Jonathan f "ri.isvvorrh, a.-,d had : \ 
I, Mercy, h. 30, 5, 1662; 2, Hannah, b. 5, :i, 1C63; 3, Jonatl^an, b, > 
24, 12, 1666; 4, David, b. 15, 9, i66y; 5, Jabe/., b. 14, 2, 1673; o, { 
Ehzabedi, d. 31, 7, 1676; 7, Jonathan, b. 22, 9, uSSo, ra. 26, 11, 170-;, .■ 
Sarah Rouijds, and had son Ichabod, b. 3), 5, 1706. (Sv anzey r-. - | 
ords.) CX^:-t ^-u^i^-l . ' * 

1 126. ix. Josrpji, b. — ; d. nio., 1704. $ 

1127. X. I.SAAC, b. 15, II, 1649; <3- 9> 3) 1724- I 

II24. : 

1123. ]ons,~ (^(7/271,^) born 24, 2, 1627, in Plyinoiiih-.i 

in. 26, 10, 1651, IMnry, dan. of Robert Lee, of]v-.( 

' John lived for a time in jMar.'^lifiejd, app'v^ni-ing there as e;irly • 

* l^cc loot -..rite on pac;c i;' J. 

T Oiie wiites th'.t lil^ name Xatlianlcl, but 1 tlink Ioii3';iaii corrcoi, <s h.. 'm.i\ i' 
.»:ued Jonath.nn 



.p 1653, where he look the "oath of fidv'liiy " in 1657. 
;< he Marshiield records speak of a daughter (Elixabeth) 
jorn to John H(.uvland, 17, 5, 1655, and reference is also 

•^^di" in them to ''John Jr formerly of tli is town." We find 

'1 subsequciulv an inhabitant of Barnstable, as earlv as 

jj. His father owned land in ^Maislifield, which lie af- 

f.vards exclianged for a tract in Barnstable. John, Jr.. 

y'ly have occupied these lands, which would explain his 
|ioving to Barnstable. lie possessed a great deal of energ}-, 
'^vas a systemat^'c business vn:in, and Avas highly respected in 
|ve colony. He was connected wiih tiie circumstance of 
'In arrest of his uncle Arthur^ Ilowland, when he gave in- 
formation to "Arthur and the Qj_iaker " tha.t the constables 
T.ere on the way to arrest them, and to answer for this he 
ivas subsequenily summoned before the General Court. In 
|674 he ajipointed by the court " Ensigne of the Ivfille- 
|,\ry companie of Barnstable." In 1675 ^^^ ^'^^^-^ ^"^'^ brothers 
■:-|oscph and Jabez petitioned the I'lymouth court for land 
franted to '' children beer borne and brought vp.'' In 16S5 
lie took out a license to sell cider in Barnstable. In 16S9 ^^^ 
Jvas chosen one of the selectmen of tJiat tov.n. j\Iy only 
Jcnowledge of the date of John's birtii romes from an old 
jiiary written in 1702, and quoted in llie sketch of John.' 

"hildren" (all but tlie first one on tlie Barnstable T. R.) : 

i. Mauv, 1). 1652; d. — ; in. 1670, John, son <A 'J'homas Allyn/ of r..iii)- 
stahle, and hml : i, John, b. 3, 4, 1674; 2, Mary, h. 5, 8, 167:;; 3, 
Matthew, h. 6, S, 1C-7; 4, Isaac, b. 8, 11, 1679. They lived in F-arri- 
ii. r.i-i/.Aiu.rn, b. 17, 5, 1655; d. — ; m. 1st, 2d nio., 1673, John lliirsh-y;! 
m. 2d, 14, 9, 1 69 1, Isaac Hamblin. 
1 1 jS. iii. Isaac, b. 25, 11, 1659; d. — . 

iv. Hannah, b. 15, 5, 1661 ; d. — ; ra. 20, 5, 16S6, Jonathan, son of John 

* •!». T.j-^-.i .'IS Aliyn A\as an early icttler, a lar^e landholder, ye.TS const:- ■ /Ic, iS:-. 1T<; 
^ < «-itc marrici, and had children, S.irnufl, John, and MchitaV.r.. 

I ' r 'm' l;i:rs!.;y. b. iijs', wr>s son of Mr. John Bursley, who c.-r'.y in IJarnslablc, nnd niarripd 
i . ■•.3 f^,..'i. of Re-,'. >f. Hi.!l, -4. 11,11^.30. John2 raid F.!i/abcth (Howlar.d) had: 1, EiiiaU-t'.. h. 
^ -4 >'■ in !i!f.«i.:y . -, Mercy, h. 1675, d. in infancy; 3, John. b. 167S: 4, M.-.ry, b. 1679: S, Jahf^, 
I ■ M . f>, j(.,i.,ina. b. i'iS4; 7, Joseph, h. 1687; 8, Abig.iil, b. 1690: 9, Ehzabeti^, b. 1692; 10, T-;:n- 



' vVii* ' ""f' ^^'"^f^y (I'l'^drisli) Crockc'.-. of rx;--:;.siable, h. tc, y, 1662. 1 ,^ • 

A ft pi \, i>. 1037, \v:is son of Wiiliaiii. !• 

|« ' V. Mkkcy, b. 21, I, 1663; d. before 5 niD., 1717; m. 27, r^, 170,1, T.;-; j 

I t xiaiiiblin, b. 20, ii, 16S0, d. 27, 8, 1766. 

k vi. I.s-inA, b. 9, I, 1665; nx. 2J,-3,' 1689, Joseph, soji . of John and f- 

y\. (Kv.'cr) J-joui'ii, and had a son Benjamin, whose dau. Han'* :#_;/: 

Job (son of 1131.).. ?) } %Z\i^rt-y--i--k ^ !\W^^" 
129. vii. EM'i.KirNo:, b. 28, 7, 1668. 'CT' ' V 

viii. Anm:, b. y, 9, 167c,; d. — ; m. iS, 9, 1691, Josejih, son of lohii CnHV 

b. 1,3. if'6S. C^f^^^aU.-^ 

1 130. ix. Sii'-EAFI., b. 30, 9, 1672; d. — . 

1 131. X. J 'UN, b. 31, 12, 1674; d. 3d mo. 1738. 


; 12 


Jakez,- Cyo/zu^) born — , in Pl^-moutli ; ni. 11. 
thjah, Ciaii. of Anlliony Thatcher,* who d. 19, 12, i)?.~. 
Jabez lived for a time in I'lyinoiith, Vvhere he served tii 
cojor^y in various ca.pacitie.s, holding, among other respo' ' 
sible positions, the office of constable. He v/as aciive i. 
the military, and manifested his belligerent propensititf ■ 
an early day by an encounter with one Joseph BillingtiT. 
for wh'ich he was fined "'three sliillings four pence." !!• 
did good service under C^apt. Benjamin Church, in thr. Ki'v 
Philip war. In July, 1676, he, with others, vohinteererl ' 
accompany Church from Plymouth to meet Awashonk. 
squaw sachem of the wSeconets, at Sandwich, accoKP!;'; ■ 
a previous agrcemv-^nt with her. They did not hnd '-• '• 
Sandwich, so thc}^ pushed on through Warehan anv! ' ' 
wards INIarion. At the river between these two ]>!;:'! 
" Howlannd began to tyre," and Church left him, witii '^ 
others, for a reserve, while they advanced. Tlu-y toi.- - 
Awashonks and her attendants at Mill Creek, soutijW<-'. • ■ 
Sippican Harbor, and at once returned to tlic re^c;-. ;■ 
Church, having " a Mind to try what Mettal " IIo\vi;U'.t v ^ 
made of, sent some friendl}' Indians to surprise ]i'rA. r 

■ Aiitht ny Thalc'icr caire fron Salisbuiy, England, vitfi hi< ^f^coml «• iff. f ■'■•■-'-- - 
sf tiled fir^l in Marbl<!heacl anl then in Yarmouth. He was shipwreclej on »►►? •••''• **' 
he-id in the James, in 16 ij; only himself and wife, of iJ.'.-niy-thictf peri' ?•«, "' 
ihildren, were saved. Anthony was probably an English cur-xie, I'nil waAi. oi ■■ 



I . . . . . 

- soon as ITc.vlnnd spied tlicm, believing from then- skull. nig, 

find not seeing Cliurch with them, tliat they were liostile 

jrcd men, Church sa3'S, " Howland was on his guard, hear- 

fing ;he Guns, and by & by seeing the motion of the English 

Viud Indians, concluded his friends were distressed, was soon 

lur. the full Career on Horse-back" to assist them, and did 

;! not halt till he was signaled that all was right. In August, 

:J 1676, he Avent up with Church into Dartmouth, where the 

llndKins were doincr a rrreat deal of harm, and while there 

I" had the fortune to discover and imprison a parcel of the 

I enemy." He is referred to at this time as one " wlio was 

i now, and often the Lieutenant, and worth}' good Soldier" 

'5 of Church's band. He was doubtless with Church wlien 

i hey found and killed King Philip at Mount Hope, and 

^served with him subsequentl}^ He became pleased with 

.1 the country about Narragansett Bay, and chose for his resi- 

I dence ]3ristol, R. I. Ji'bez was a blacksmith and cooper, 

'i md carried on a lar^re business in Bristol. He was a lieu-- 

% tei-ant of the militia there, kept the hotel, was the first town 

I clerk,* an assessor, deputy, selectman, etc. He resided on 

ijllope street. The records of the First Congregational 

"^^ (Christ's) church, at Bristol, R. I., show that Jabez had, 

:ii, 2, 1679, a wife, four children, and two servants. This 

■|:hurch was bniilt in 16S4, and Jabez and his wife Bethiah, 

.|\ho were active members of Rev. John Cotton's clmrch at 

!|''lymoulh, were foremost in this enterprise. Letters of Ja- 

|iv;z and Iklhiah are in the possession of John A. Iiowhind, 

■'|)f Providence, R. I. Jabez, in one to Pastor Cotton in 

I1692, speaks of his son Jabez as having been of a roving 

^ viind, but had concluded to settle down. He asks Cotton 

)f he knows of any one wlio would make him a gorid v^ife, 
i!k1 adds, " he [Jabez' son Jabez] would speedily gi\ e your 
-lau. Sarah a visit upon that account if lie thouglit he might 
I ua\e leave irom you and meet uo repulse irom her. I have 
,| 'lut one daughter and when she is old enough, should \-ou 

♦ Jhr; i'>Hn-!iiecting of I'lristol, K. I., for the transaciion r>f j^cneial lasiiiess, was held lo, ii, 
(ci, v.hcii Jabei Howland was chosen town clerk, and the following; June he v/as clotted seleclnua. 

328 . THK liOWLANDS OK AUK)^_^-^j^^:^u^^j^^, 

desire such a kindness from me, I promise you I will h<.j 
willing and I believe my wife will also." This did noi. ae^, 
complJsh its purpose, for Sarah Cotton, married a niinisier J 
and Jabez married Patience St'iflbrd. Bethiah closes a let-! 
ter to Mr. Cotton's famil}^ in 1684, sa3-ing-, " I must "-• 
leave otF for I am very cold in Liody but not in aflVction, 
our nine o'clock bell has rung," — probably tlie bell in 
new church. Jabez' will beai -; date 14, 5, 1708, and 
admitted to probate 21, 2, 17.X2. Mention is made in 
inventor}'- of four swords and ?i fifty dollar silver tank 
the whole estate amounting to some $3000. Children : 

T132. i. Jaei.z, b. 15, n. 1660; d. 17, 'O. 1732. 

1133. ii. JouN, b. 15, i, iC];"^; d. ist in >., 1673. 
iii. Bethiah, b. 3, 6, 1674; d. 1676, in Plymouth, and a coroner's ju: 

turiicd a verdict that "she was occidentally drowned or stifled in 
of Clcthes and Water." 

1134. iv. JosiAll, b, 6j 8, i6j6; d. S, 2, 17; 7. 

1 135. V. John, b. 26, 7, 1679; d. — . 

1 136. vi. JvDAH, b. 7, 5, 16S3; d. — . 

1137. vii. SiiTH, b, 5. I, 16S5; d. 4th ni..., 16.5. 

1138. viil. Samcei-, b. 24, 5, I'viG; d. — . 
IJ39. )x. Ext'ERiKNCi', b. 19, 5, 16S7; <'• •'' ''''''iiicy. 
1140, X, JosEt'ii, b. 1.1, lu, 1692; d. 16. 8. 1737. 

xi. ELl/,AliETH, b. — ; d. — ; m. Xathan 'I'ownsend, of Xewrort, R. " 

♦Thomas and Jane (Mynnc) Soir.hwortli, of V/cDs, in Somersetshire, Enj;IsnU, had soi. V- 
who m. Alice Carpenter. Ed>i-on! haii son Thoinas, who ni. K!i.-:abe;h JRoynor, aiui h.ut a dai 
abeth, wliu ni. Joseph HcwlauJ. Ali^c vCarptnt-rr. Soiul:\vo; th m. id, Gov. W illiam briiJfo- 
was Bradford's second wife. 

II26. [ 



1123. Joseph,' (jr'o,h/,^) born — , in Plymoutli ; n: [ 

12, j66|, Elizabeth, only dau. of Thomas* and Elizal \ 

(daii. of John Re^mor) South worth, of Plymouth. t 

lived and died in Plymouth, where he was ahvavs clo i 

• . • * \ 

identified with the welfare of the people. He was c . I 

missioned a lieutenant of militia in 1679, ^vhich pos' i 

he lield many years. lie also served the town as one o : 

auditing committee, and was surveyor of hio-hwavs, and ! 

lectman. He was a large real estate owner. Joseph,' •' 


,pon Thomas,^ ]iis g. s. C?^"' Consider," and his g. g. s. TliomriS 
|.,^ successively held tlie, _ ^^'^^'^^ <^" which Pilgrim Ilall, in 
|| hvmonlli, iiov/ standi. C " '^lildrcn : cS^-^ '?yir1-':-/ h" ► v^^ ' ■ v ---f 

j!- "^ / - 1^ / cj ' ^ C2>^ - / ^ / 

ij i. J-VT'IA, b. 160:; fl^A_7,.i» '7^*11. ^5,- 2j-46^^ei-cnuah 'fhoiiTS'T' PLt 

''^ "\vss-}<»sc}*]i'k oldest child. ^ ■" ■■•'■ '■.■■'.. *• ■ '. ' " '' 

ij ii. EuZABETil, b. — ; (1. —J ni. i. cy •+' 9, if>9S, probably Josepb Jl.-Mibliu. 

I iii. Mary, b. --; d. — ; in.\, j- -^''''. 1 718, George Connctt. (Davis' I'ly- 

j JTiuuth.) (Cr.nimctt?) ^g'^^ 

;ii4i. iv. Thomas, b. —; d. -, -, ■ /> ^^- ^739- 
|jii4^. V. James, b. — J d. ry—- 
||ii4j. vi. NATiiANirx, b. J^i67i; d. 29, 12, 1746. 
i:i vii. Sauah, b. iC^- ^87; d. before 1703. 

Ijii44.viii. Efc.N-jA-,3. :^-'''^^' ^- ^'^^9' '^^ 7' 9, KJ^'^g- 

^11145. '-^^ J'"o '^ jJ-l'H, b. — ; d. 8, 7, 16S9. lie and Benjamin were ])roLnblv twins, 
\.\ oio 5f 

^^ .hid ^- 

5 ',com< 

3 ^is so 1 1 27. 

I 1120'"^^^ . Isaac,- (7V///,') was born in Plymouth ; m. Eliz- 
3beth,hi;6. dau. of Georcre Vauoim, of Middleborouo-li. b i6s2, 
[jL 29..' . 10, 1727. He was an earnest, active citizei , a- d was 
ven/ y prominent in the early settlement of jNIiddleborourrh, 
j'^'; vhere he married, and ever after resided on the land willed 
\im b}^ his father. He was surveyor of highways in 1672, 
electman in 1674, 1684-86, constable in 1674, admitted 
reeman in 1681, member of the " grand cnquest" in 16S?, 
icensed in 1684 to keep an inn,* and a deputy in "^689-91. 
\t one time he received from Thomas Joslin, of Little Comp- 
on, R. I., £7 for " a yoak of oxen unjustly detained." lie 
partook of the rnilitar}' spirit of the family, and acted as 
ieutenant to Col. Benjamin Church in his raids for King- 
Philip, in August, 1776. f They found the old chief in a 
uvamp, probabl}' in Rehoboth, ^vhich they surrounded, and. 
^aptured some of the Indians, but the slippery chief escaped. 
•Jhildren (from Middleborough T. R.) : 

, Inn, ordinary- or tavern. These taverns cuulil be kept uniJer a license from the C'-ncral 

l| !- j.Vjurt, w!iic)[ was only issued 10 tlic " grave and so'.ier." Tnc keeper liad to pledge hiinscif tli.-t 

1 1 "f I 'quid should be enjnyned in the .ippnrtmenti" of the guests, 

[f i I t Entertaining Passajjes relating to King Philip's war, 

I ll! HI' 

1 1"'\ 

•:j36 THE iiO^VL^'SDS OF vA^lERICA. \ ' 

^ , 

1146. i. SF.TH, b. 28, II, 1677; d. 2C, 10, 1729; m. 24, 5, T72S •• aheil-. Dc'.; 

ano. lie kciit an inn at i'lyniout-i, iir.d in 1G92, aftt • . . chr.itcr vi 
William and Mary, he moved to 'Boston. \ 

1147. ii. Isaac, b. 6, 3, 1679; d, — . ^ 
i)i. PlUSClLLA, b. 22, S, 16S1; d. — ;. rn., wiiltjs one, Tclci ^..'nnett; ai. 

etlier saySrJU-Peter.£on)-iet, I'T Norlh Brid^cwater, 30, 10, lyc-u. 
iv. Eu/APKTH, b. 2, 12, 16S2; d. I, 4, 16S5. 

1148. V. JVai'hax, b. J3, 10, 16S7; fL~i'3r"'er,-f6'S7. V 
vi. Jakl, b. 13, TO, 16S8; d. nth mo., 1743: m. Cnpt. Naihanid Soul!', 

worth, who d. 8, 4, 1757. 
vii. Su.SANKAii.L. 14, 10, 1690; d. Iitlrind., '743 <Jr '45; m. Ephrairn VVoi ;,* 
viii. Hannah, b. 16, 10, 1G94; d. 25, 3, 1792; m. 15, 12, 1716, John Tin!' 

ham, 1>. 16S0, d. 14, 4, 1766. ' \^ 

1128. \ 

1124. IsAAc,^ {Jo//n,~ John,^) born 25, 11, 1659; livc..\, 
in .Karnsiable : in. 27, 12, 1686, Ann, dau. of Edw:^i'd am 
JMary (Mcnks) Ta3'lor. Ann Avas born 11, 12, i66.].V Ij<^'. 
parents were rnarrJed 19, 2, 1664. Cliildreu : < 

1149. i. Ebexf-zkR; b. 7, 9, 16S7. 1 ^ 

iltjo. ii. Isaac, b. 3, 7, 16S9; m, Eliza Jennings. \ t- 

iii. Maj^., b. 9, 10, 1G91. \. ;c. 

iv. Ann>;, b. irth mo., 1694; ban. 3. 2, 1695. ^Z 

1151. V. John, b. 2, 2, 1696; d. 174;. {, 

1 152. vi. NoAir, b. 10, 7, 1699; bap. 16, 7, 1699; d. young. ( 

1153. vii. Joseph, b. 30, 7, 1702, in Barnstable; m. ist, 10, i, 1739, Rrch 

Crocker, who d. 9, 5, 1742; m. 2d, 16, 5, 1746, Maria Fuller. Tl'i', 
ah\'a)s lived in Earnsfable co. Had: I, Hannah, b. 8, 8, 1739. d. - ' 
ni. 15, I, 1761, Christopher Taylor; 2, ?.lary, b. 9, S, 1740, d. -— ; 
Rachel, b. 2, 5, 1742, d. — ; 4, (by 2d wife,) Ann, b. — , d. — . 

II3O. \ 

1124. SiiUBAEL,^ {Jolui^^- Jol!)!,^) bom 2^, 9, 167?, 115. 
Barnstable; m. 12, 12, 1700, JNIerc}-, dau. of Peter anJ- 
Sarah (Bodfish) Blossom,* b. 8th mo., 1678, d. 1759. 'I'l't;^' 
lived in Sajidwich after 1715, and died there. Childre:; 
(A-om.BarnsLtWe T. R.) : ^ - ^'"^ 

"5.4 i. jAiiKZ, b, 16, 9, 1701 ; d. — . h 

* I'tur jllusioni (m. 4, C, 1663) w.ns u son of Thomas Rlossoin, who cai.-it lo An:<:ric.T ii: 

jOii'N tiov.'s.:. X o's Dr-scj;.":?:; \NT.''-. 

ii. iNfcKO. 1). 4, 5, lao-, f"'. — : ni. ii:, •/, \'/:X', Joseph JcMkin;,, b. r.a, 2, 
!;5f. iii. Zacuiu s., b. — ; d. --. A. ivicmoraii'linu siys be died very a;^i;n 



112. {. Joi!N,^ {Johrt^'- 'J'o/ni,'^) born 31, 12, I/64-, in 
Barns'iable ; m. ist, Abif;ail Crocker, writes one, anollicr 
saj'S Mary Walker ; * m. ?d, 11, 6, 17 19, Mary Crocker, j 
b. 29, 6, ] 681. John Ji\ L'd .ind died in Barnstable. JJis 
will, in wbicb ciJl liis '.hiMvcn are njcntioned, \vas daied 
S, 2, 1738, and pioved 29, 3, 1738. The estate invenioried 
£ioS8 8s. His will says. " jJy will is ihat if my son John 
should fc i' of being; brc.irb.^; -n to collerre, then he shall 
become an equal partner Nvith my son Job in the real estate." 
Mis son John graduated at Harvard. Children (from Barn- 
stable T. R.) : ■ ■ . • 

1156. i. Gr'TKCK Gu.T , h. 30, i^. i'?05; d. — ; m, Aliigail Ciockcr. 
ii. IfANN.ii;, f). :', 5j 170' ; d. 173S, niimarried. 
iii. Mary, b. li, S, 1711 , <L "J^)^, unmctrried. 

iv. Joanna, b. 26, i, i?:;, <i. — ; m. jsl, 12,4, 1750, Jaaics Lev>ii (^h's 
^di. wife); 111. 2d, 28, i?., 1752, John All-n, of ilui|,ham. 

Chilch'en by second wiie : 

H57. V. John, b. 13, 2, 172;; d 4, 11. 1804. 
1138. vi. Job, 1). 18, 6, 1726; d. i. 5, 1794. ■ 


1125. Jabez,^ {yabcZ:^ yo/n/,^) born 15, 11, 1669, in 

Iplymouth ; m. Patience StalTord. He moved to Bristol, R. 

^}.-, \vitli his parents when a bo}', where he lived, and di^d 

^iiere, 7, 10, 1732. On. the headstone of Patience, Jiibez 

[>laced the followinn- : 

; Y<^ body of ratioucc y vif? of Jabez Rowland, died Oct. y'- '•';, '725, "■■'yil 5:?, 
pcingye first intcrrsd in ."^L M!'d r.c-ls church yard. 

<, * I hive Ro doubt it x\ ns Abi'^iil Croi:' ei. 
( t William and Mary C'-ocker had a '■c 1 Job, b. 9, 3, i''44, \>:'.' 

(iruhsb'.y tbc fnt'ierof .M- iv. 


Jabez always lived in Bristol R r , 
to the blacks.nithing branch of hi'^ V H .■■",'"•"■""■"' '' 
was a„ industrious, thrift-n f ■ ''' ' '"'""'="■ ' ' 
inventoried over $,. o o' , "''"""g """' «"d his ...t„„ 

-e administratrices or the ;^r'a,^;:i:i7"^^- 

"• ^^-'-inAH. b.5, X2, ,702; d. 


m. 2d, . ^"Lra'c-,/"'' "' ' '"' ^^^' '"'' '''^•' '/-A •'^^^i'^'-^ ^^•■•• 

iii- Mf;i;cv, b. 27, i jtoI- a i 

Isaac Martindalj; cj ii^i.^'p''; "' '' '^'^ '^T^^'^ ''^^"^' ^" 

Pembroke. ' ^^' ■"' "^^ '733. Otis ^^or Sa.r.uc! l^itf.;, 

Vi. S/.KAH, b. 10, 4., 1711- d . r^ ^C 

-- Pat:..c^ b "3^; ;^ :"? '"'^ ^'•^--- - ^Van.-ick. U. ,"•. 

-ul had nin^^Md^," ""' "■ '"""^' ^^-'^^^ of Sci^^.u^^; 

-^- -J---,b.5,2..7x,,. ,_. f,> 

I'alicnce, Bethiah, and ]\|»,cv .- , • !'*' 


ic djuajj, iived, and djprl a^ ^ 
keep the inn after Josiah-sder-clr:?"'"'''^'' 

Widow. •''-pu.,et, 5, t,^ i-:;-,^ ami H-.IS ti 

*J doubt if Jabe 

' could huvc said Hiorc of Sar^h C 


f " 
, ii. p-iA!!, b. 9. 4, 1717; d. — ; baptized 5, S, 1722. 
iij. EM7.ABKTH, b. — ; d. — . 

;. iv. John, b. — ; d. — . ..^- 

i V. Samuel, b. — ; d. — . 
'i. rA'i'ir.NCK, b. — ; d. — . 


•2 = . Samuel,^ (^'Jahcz^^ yoJui,^) born 24, 5, 1686, in 
-vA, R. I. ; m. 6, 5, 170S, b}' Rev. Mr. Spanliawk, Abi- 
;, (liui. of John Car}^ who d. 6, 8, 173S, or 8, 8, 1737.* 

v,T;S appointed administrator of the estate of his brother 
lie lived in Bristol, R. 1., at one time.j Children : 

^^. i. Samukl, b. 3, 4, 1709; d. — . There is entered on Bristol (R. I.) rec- 
ords, ?9, 7, 173S, his intention of marriage with I,ucie Smith, of New 
JIaven, Conn. The Portsmouth (R. I.) records have the following: 
" S.inuiel, son of Samuel of Barrington, County of Bristol' Mass., and 
Abigail, daughter of John Moon, were married 7th Nov. 1749. He 
died and left her a widow." They had: i. Desire, b. 30, 6, 1753; 2, 
George, 1). 28, 2, 1755; 3. John, b. 4, 8, 1757. It was doubtless this 
Samuel, and Abigail his second wife. 

:i. AiUGAiL, b. 13, 10, 1710; d. — ; m. 9, 9, 1729, Jsrae) Church 
'5 iii. JoH.\, b. 27, 9, 1713; d. 24, 8, 17S6; m. 1736, Martha ^^^'.rdwel!, who 
was born 2, 8, 171 3. 

iv. Tahitha, b. 13, I, 1716; d. — ; m. 12, 5, 173S, Nathaniel Cary. 

V. PiiKUEj b. 19, 3, 1720; d. — ; m. 11, 10, 1741, John Wardwell. She 
died a widow, lO, 12, 1794. 

^!. Mary, b. iS, 3, 1722; d. — ; m. William Wardwel!, and had: i, Abi- 
gail; 2, INIary; 3, William; 4, Benjamin; 5, Martha; 6, Samuel. 

vii., b. I, 2, 1724; d. — ; m. Stephen Wardwell, and had: i, 
Elizabeth; 2, Abigail; 3, Stephen; 4, Josiah; 5, James ; 6, Hannah. 

1 140. 

■^5- Joseph,^ {yahez,~ yo/m,^) born 14, 10, 1692, in 
-'•f'l, R. I. ; baptized, 8, 9, 1695, in the First Congrega- 
■ 'i church, Bristol ; m. Bathsheba, dau. of David and 

• Iwriiig inscription on a headstone in a bur\-ing-ground in the woods on the hill in Bar 

■'• ''■ 1., 1 think refers to a second wife of the above Saii-.ucl: " In memory of Mrs Rachel 

, *'" >" ^ife of Samuel ilowland, who dcp.irted this Life Januaiy yf 25111 1744-5 in alioijt yo 

•Y"'" ''' 'itr ajic." Her will, dated Jauuaiy, 1744, refers to her a.s wife of " Saimiol of Rarriii^- 

• . a-id ill it she gives to " Samuel Allen the sword, giin vtc., of my former Husband S.imuel 

• >'''l or.c Silver tankard." This shows that she a widow AUr.n. 

^iJuel a cooper, and bought a house in Newport, R 1., in 1734. 

334 "^''^^ IIOWLANDS OK AMErilCA. ' | 

Elizabelj-) Caiy, who was b. i<j, 8, 1693, and cL 16, 8, 1775. 
'i liey lived in vSwanxcy, and perliaps in Newport, R. 1. 
Me died 16, 8, 1737. Children : 

i. LvDiA, b. 6, II, 1715; d. — ; m. 22, 6, • 747, Capt.. Edward Belcher, c( 
Newport, R. I, 
II AG. ii. JosKrii, b. 6, 12, 1 717; d. 3tl mo., T77-. 

iii. L'l.lZAliKTH, b. 14, 2, 1719; d. — ; m. Taber, of Newport, R. 
I., and had a son Consiant, v\ho died aged S3, and left no posterity. 


1126. Thomas,^ CJ'oscp/)," Jo/ui,^) born in Plvmoudv, 
m. 1699, Hannah, or Joanna, dau. of James* ano^ Mnry 
(Tilson) Cole. They settled in Plyn:)oiub, where he. died. 
In 1728 lie threw out land for a si eer, whicli was n;iraed 
Howland street, on wldch he afterwardii erected a dwel.lin^';. 
which stood on the site ot' a building now owned bv j acob 
\V. Seaver, of Boston. He and his sons Consider, T'hoi nas, 
and Joseph, all owned mucb; land on this street, and o'^nce 
held the land on wJiich I'ilgrini Hal st;nds. Children :^i 

1167. i. CoxsiDKR, b. 28, 8, 1700; d. S, S, 1759. (I 

ii. JoainWA, b. 9, 6, 170::; d. 15, i, 1715. j( 

iii. Experience, b. 3, 11, 1705; d. — : m. Lenjaiiiiii,4 son of Samuel 3 nf •'■' 
seph,2 Johm) and Hannah (Crocker^ T^thrup. ^ 

116S. iv. Thomas, b. 23, 11, 1707; d. 2, 12, 17;;. ^l 

V. Elizabeth, b. 23, 5, 1710; d. — . |«^ 

vi. Hannah, b. 19, 12, 1712; d. — ; m. is'. VN'illiam Dyer; in. 2d, A\\-'-'-' 
M'ard,6 son of Isaacs (Josiah,4 Edivari',3 Edward, 2 Ken'.^.lm i) aij;"'' 
Sarah (Wcnsley) Winslow. j.) 

vii. Jo.\NNA, b. 7, 5, 1716; d. 13, 9, i8io; i .. 1744, Gideon, .=; son o*" Gl ;or- 
nelius4 (Daniel, 3 Peregrine,2 William who came in the iMayllowo > .0 
and Hannah (Randall) White, b. 1717. •l'^ 

I169. viii. JooEDi, b. 24, 7, 171S; d. — . »%•; 

I 142. l|'; 

1126. James, ^ {yoscph,'^ yo/in,'^) born in Pl3Mriouth : ni,| ; 
8, 9, 1697, JNIary J^othrop. Children: {' \^ 

* ]li was a .son of Janes and ^'•.lr^■ Cole, who came to riynioiilh iu 1633, ann .va, f rcib^'jly t.; : > \' 
first \ii\tner ot lavcrn-keeper in Ktw England. His tavern, licensed in 1645, w<;s on l.cyt'in street \) ' 1 
J utlec .Scwell writes in his diary: " Go' to Pliniouth abant r. >o:i, 1 Icjge at Cnli.-.;, tlic house was* I » 
built by Gov. Win^Iow, atid is llie oldest house in Plvmauih.' J\ \ 

^ 1 



i. Hannah, b. i6, lo, 1699; d. — : m. 29, 6, i7?.o, Jnmej, ^on of Jolin 3 
(Jolni,' Giles i) and ^]ary Kickaid. 

ii. AnifJAJi,, b. 29, 10, 1702; d. — ; m. Caicb Cook, Tuoljably a son of Ca- 
leb, whose father Jacob \\a!: a son of PVr.iicis, \vho i.ame in tlie M"iy- 
flowei in 1620. 

iii. EMZA)!r.TH, 1;. 2, !i, 170-4; d. — •; m. Thomas Washburn. 

iv. TiTANKri'L, b. 25, 9, 1709; d, — . 

1170. V. John, b.. 14, 3, 171 1; d. 27, 5, 1742; m. Patience S;)Oonei-. A corre- 

spondent writes that "he was killed by the Indians in I'lorida."* 

1171. vi. Jamks, b. I, 8, 1713; d. — . 


1126. Nathaniel,^ {^oscpJi^ Jo/ni,^) born in Ply- 
mouth : m. jst; 3, 3, 76c)6-'j, Martha, f dan. of James Coh^, 
b. in 166^, d. in '171S; m. 2d, 25, i? 1725, Abigail, dau. 
of Eleazer'-"" and INIar}^ Chnrchill, and widow of P'rancis 
Billington. The}' always lived in PI} mouth. In 1698 he 
owned twelve acres of land opposite tlie foot of Cushman 
street, (formerly owned by Gov. Bradtbrd,) which he con- 
veyed to his brother-in-law, Ephraim Cole. He was a large 
landholder in PlynioutJi. In 1732 he bought the house built 
by Consider Ilowland on North street, and probably lived 
there. This lionse was afterwards ovrned and kept as an 
inn by Thomas Sonthworth Howland, and was tb.e f.^vorite 
resort and dining place of the Old Colony Club. Children : 

1172. i. Joseph, b. 8, 5, 1699; d. young. 

ii. Mary, b. 15, 2, 1702; d. — ; ni. 19, 4, 1723, Thomas Watson. 

1173. iii. Nathaniel, b. 9, 6, 1705; d. 13, 7, 1766. 

1174. iv. JosKPH, b. 28, 8, 1708; d. 13, 7, 1766. 

Children by second wife : 

'175. V. SOUTHWORTH, b. — ; d. — . 

•176. vi. John, b. — ; d. — . 
"77. vii. Consider, b. — ; d. — . 

I *ln liie ^{is>(>iir:;l Maij.nzlne of J'.ne, 1863, is the foilowing note and qiier)-: " Capt. J.i'.in Ho«- 
I -:ii3. ^reat-grandion of ihc pilgrini Jo'in HowlirJ, born in Plymouth, Mass., 'fj-?, — he ai.d h;s 
i'.'iw, excepting a neu'ro v.ho retained to I'lyino'ith wiili tht news, were killed and eaten in 175 j, «i' 

fclie Florida coast, Uy the Indians. Is there any account of ihe massac:<'? " I Jon'l know who tii.'S 

[was, unless it was John (1170.) 

t Sister of the wife of his brother Tliomas, 

iil -IV^ 



1127. IsAAC,3 (Isaac;- Jo/m^) born 6, 3, 1679, in mJ 
dleborough: m. Sarah, dau. of Jeremiah ^ (Nathaniel. 
William^) and Mary Thomas, of Middlcbcroug}), b, i6S-; 
Chikiren ; 

1178. i. Isaac, b. 1714; d. — . 

1179, r. jKREMiAir, b. 1715, d. 25, II, ,789; m. 1745, Deity Vaughn. 
liSo, iii. JosKVii, b. — ; d. — . 
n8i. iv. Charles, b. 1722; d. — . 


1127. Natiian,3 {Isaac,"- Jo/m,') born 13, 10, 16S7, in 
Middleborough : m. Frances, dau. of Francis Coon^bs, who 
was a son of John and Sarah (Cuthbertson) Coombs. 
Children : 

i. Desif.e, b. 7, I, 1712; d. 3d mo., 1717. 
1182. ii. Skih, b. I, 1, 1715; d. 13, 10, 17S7. 
1183 iii. Caleb, b. 31, 12, 1717; d. — . 

iv. rKisOLLA, b. 15, 2, 1720 or 1730; d. — . 
11S4. V. Gf:oKGE, b. 20, 12, i'^23* d. . 

vi. Rl'TH, b. 4, ^, 1727; d. — . / 


1128. Ebenezer," {Isaac,'' John,'' John^) born 7, p 
1687, hi Barnstable; m. Elizabeih Jusia's. Child: % 

1185. i. Jis-irs, b. — ; d. — , The names of the wife and child of Ebencicr ai.- 
fiom Davis' Pbmouth. 


1128. Isaac," {Isaac,^ John,^ John;^) born 3, 7, 16S9,', 

in Barnstable; m. Elizabeth, dau. of Jenninos, "J 

Sandwich. They always lived in Barnstable co. Children^' 
(Davis' Plymouth) : * 

*The marriaces come from another source. I find op the Sandwich T. R. the 'o!!ov.-inr- "ch o Ij 
Isaac .-ind Ehzabcth": Mary, b. 23, 3, 17.0; Eli^nb-lh, b. 7, 4, ly^. I ^,n unable ;o <-xplain' tj.e j 



.,, y. i. /\\N, b. /I; 9, 1721; o, -■; n!. 6, 2. f/^ri, J jseph L?.!.-:bert. 

*: p^,,,. ii. S/'-'iAlf, b. '2T„ ;, I7.'r: d. — , m. 6, 12. i7'+4, Fdniond Hincl.lo). 

|. iJi. j-'srr;,, b. lo, 5. 17:16; d. — ; m. 1763, J.ov:-!! 

I iv. Bea'jamin, b. 23, n, 1729, tl--; m. 15, 3, I7:i3, Anna CrjcUr. 

I V. A child, b. 22, 12, 1734; d. ii; infancy. 

\ 12 vi. RACHKI., b. 22. 12, 1734: d. — . 

I 12 vii. Samu£L, b, 30, 1, 1 740; d — . 


1128. John,'' {/scnic,^ ^johu,~ yoJin}^ born 2, 2, 1696, in 
Barnstable; bap. 4, 4, 1697; rn. ist, J72S, Alice Ilambly 
(or Hamblin) ; ni. 2d, 22, 5, 174S, Sarah Ilinckley. They 
always lived in Barnstable co. Children : 

i. DciJKr. 1). 15, 6, 1732; d. .jtli mo., 1813; m. 3, 5, 1753, Jonathan End- 

ii. Susannah, b. 22, 12, 1734; d. — ; m. '^\, it, I7;n, Ignatius Smi'h. 
nSg. iii. David, b. 8, 8, 1737; d. — . 
1190. iv, Jonathan, b. 8, 8, 1737; d. :Si2, in Sandwich. 

V. DEKOR.i.H, b. 25, 10, 1739; d. — ; nn luh mo., 1703, Rici)ard Sparro^v, 
of Easthani. 

1 130. Jauez,'* {^ShuhacU^ yo/iu,"^ yo/ni,^) born 16, 9, 
5701, in Sandwich; ni. 1727, Elizabeth Percival, of Barn- 
'tablc. Children (tloin Barnstable T. R.) : 

>'9i- i. James, b. 30, 6, 1728, in Sandwich; d. — ; ra. Rebecca Hall, and had: 
I, Abigail, b. 31, 12, 1754; 2, Rebecca, b. 26, 3, 1757; 3, Elizabe'h, 
b. II, 8, 1759; 4, Joseph, b. 29, i, 1762; 5, Jcbez, b. 29, i, 1762; 6, 
Mercy, b. 5, 8, 1767; 7, James, b. 7, 8, 1 771. 
«I52, ii. Jabez, b. 27, I, 1730, He was killed near Lake Chamnlain in the 
French war, wherein he was an of'lcei. 
iii. Elizabeth, b. 26, 10, 1732; m. 17, 12, 1756, Francis Wood. 
iv, MEfiCi', b. r-,, 8, 1734; d. young. 
''■>3- \. N.\TUANlx:.t, b. 9, 10, 1736; d. — : m Martha, <j:iu. of R.-v. Rolrnd 

Thacher, who was the first L-ungrej^ational miiailcr in \V\.oliarii. 
J* "94- vi. Ansel, b. 3, 12, 1738; d. — . 

vii. Makv, b. 31, i, 174I; d. — ; \n. ]-Am Rur-^ley, cf 3Jarn:.!ahlo. 
i"95-J'i\\ Zaciieus, b. 30, 6, 1747; d. 6, 11, 182S. 

iij-: no\vi^.\sDs of a..i1'Rica. 

1 156. / 

1 131. George Gile,^ (yo/m,^ jt'o//;/,'^ jf'o/i/?,^) bo; 
12, 1705, in Barnstable; ni. ist, Abigail Crocker, wi; 

5, 9, 1732 ; m. 2d, in Gill, . Tbe family mcjvecl ; 

Barnstable to Gill. The Indians were very trouble ' 
here, and the pioneer taniily was once driven from it:! 
tlement, but afterwards returned, and the parents dii' 
the old homestead. Children (from Barnstable T. R^j)^"*-*' 

i. Mary, b. — ; d. — . | 

ii. IlANXAit, b. 4, 8, 1732; d. — . I 

itn^ ni '^vrjj^ h. ij, 3, 1735; 6. — ; m. , and had: i. Scth Shove, ')♦ 

772: d. 21, 4, 1836: m. Abigail Bardwell ; no children. 2. Calvin. j 
J. — ; d. — ; m. Rachel White, and had Alonzo, Scth, and two othei? 
children. He was a colonel of nulitia, was town clerk for twent;/' 

years, and a member oi the legislature of Massachusetts. 
b. — ; d. — , uni.iarriel, 

1 197. iv. JfUiN, b. 2, 6, 173S; d. aged 24 years, unmarried. 

1 1 98. V. Shovk, b. 18, 6, 1 741; d. — . 

1 199. vi. Geokgk, b. 25, 4, 1743; d. ill Gill, aged 60. 

5. Consid';ii 

1 157. j 

1131. Rev. John,'' (7''^;//;;,^ J'o/iii,''- j/'o/in,^) born 13, ?; 
1721, in Barnstable. He graduated at Harvard college i.' 
1 741, was ordained a Congregational minister the saif 
year, and was installed in 1746 as pastor of t]?e Seco^ 
Congregational church of Tlympton, now the First'^churr 
of Carver, where he remained till his death. It is writtf 
of him : * \^ 

John Howland was born in tlie parish of Great Marshes, r.arastable. 'I"hi^ ; 
emplary pastor, of humble desires, ot primitive simplicity of maimers, of checrt 
and hospitable disposition, after having lived to see his parish become a tuwii, ar 
surviving that era fourteen years, died Nov. 4, 1S04, in his S4th year. 
" At church with mcok and vinaiTectcd grace, 
His looks adorned tlie venerable place." 

Mr. Rowland's wife was a daughter of the Rev. Mr. Lewis, of I'em^.rnke. J'.' • 
sons and three daughters survived him. One of the latter is tlie wife of 1 cv. M 
Weld, of Braintree. One son, John, a promising young man, educat'.^d a mere!,.;!. 

* Massachusetts Historical Collection, zd scries, vol. iv, pp. 277, 278. 

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I : 



.it Plymouth, dicil in the Vi\*^( Imlifs ear!y in the Tlevoiu'.ion. TliC youngest son 
\ a" ^ continues on tlie pal-.Tnal fcrm in Cavvcr. 


,V0 OtllC-^: 

r twent;| 


i I 


i;;oo. i. Daniki., 1>. 25, 3; 1749; a. — ; n-.. TliprV.ful Morse, of l' .Inu nth. 

l.?oi. ii. JoJiN, h. iS, »i, i7",o; d. in tlie Wcsl linUes, unmarried 
iii. lu.i/AiU'/!')), b. i?S. 9, 175?; d. in infan-jy. 

i\-. Elizarktii 1.., li. )S, 3, J 754; d. 25, 9, 184S, in Pittsficld, Vt.; m. 4, 
II, 17S7, ip Caivri. Joseph Ripley, Mho d. 25, 5, 1S13, in llarlland, 
■ Vt. Thoy had: i. Elizaljetli L., b. 8, 4, 1790; 111. 8, j, il-ii8, l^Iiny 
Church, v/hc d. :.(>, 9, 1872, and had : i, Joseph K., h. ;?j, C, 1819; 2, 
John E., b. 12, ), 1S21, d. 2!, 7, 1S5!; 5, Joel C, b. iG, 4. 1823, d. 
25, 8, 1862; 4, Penjaniiii E., 1). 28, 6, 1826, d. 14, f, 1856; t,, Ciiarles 
C, b. 9, 7, 1S2''., d. 4, 10, 1863; 6, Henry E., b. 2, 2, 1^3., d. 21, 10, 
1847. Erual)i.-ih I-. Church joined the ^[. E. cluirch, ':.l wjiich her 
parent? were members, at the a>?e of 12. I liave a letl 1 in her ovn 
handwriting, datt.-d 1SS5, ^vhe^. she was 95 years of ag ;, and resided 
in \\'oodstock, \'t. Tlie penmanship is excellent, and there is evidence 
of cleai intellect and a lirm l^-uijt in God. 2. Eunice C, Vj. 4, 2, 1792; 
d. II, 8, 1833; m. 29, I, iSiS, Thoinas J. Faddock, and had Joseph 
R., Alonzo \l., Elizabeth IE, Eunice E., two named George T., and 
oiie unnamed. The fainily lived in Malone, N. Y. 7 Josejih H., 
b. 33, 8, 1795; d. 2S, p., 18S0; m. 4th n^o., 1S29, Mr y S-nitl', and 
had: 1, Elizabeth, who m. Dr. Gecig>. L. .Sutton, and liv^d in Mas- 
scna, N. Y., in 1885; 2, Clarissa ; 3, lAmice Eugenia; 4, ^L^ry A.; 
t;, Catharine; 6. Joseph S.; none living in 1885 but Eli abeth. 

1202. V. William, b. 22, 3, 1756; d. — . He served in the Revolutionary war, 

and after that iiiarried in Boston and had seven chiidre' . 
vi. Mauv, b. 5, 6, 1758; d. — ; m. ist. Dr. Thomas Fuller, tnd l\ad three 
children; m. 2d, Rev. Ezra Weld, and had William and Eiizabelh. 

1203. ^'i'- ]aM);s, b. iS, 7, 1760; m. Sarah Mason, and had sons Joh;, i.nd James. 

^JTe-y lived in Walpole, N. H. 

'.?04. viii. CalA'IX, b. 8, 12, 1762; d. — ; in. Abigail, dau. of Lcir. icl Church, of 
Rocliester, and had Mary and John C. Tliey "ii\'ed in C\i,-er. 

1^05. ix. Charljcs, b. 13, 2, 1765; d. — ; m. Elizabeth McCrease of Boston, and 
had sons Prentiss, Charles, and Aaron P. Aaron P., h. r^, 3, iSoi, 
in Walpole, N. H., m. i, l, 1827, Huldah Burke, of 'Va'pole. He 
was an architect and builder, and erected many publi': 't'lildings in 
New Hampshire and \'ermont. He d. 9, 7, 1S67, in Walp' k, •>', n-rc 
he had alv/ays lived, and where he was a most useful and i.roniinc-nt 
citizen. Mrs. Howland was living in 1885. They had : i. Eli/a!icth 
H. C. 2. Charles P. 3. Frederic E (All of v.hom he.] in child- 
hood.) 4. Henry l:'.., b. 30, 6, 1S35 (mentioned beio ■. .) 5. Alfred 
C, b. 12, 2, 1S3S; m. 1st mo., 1871, Clara Ward, and had V\inthrop 
P. and Alice. He is an artist, studietl in Europe, and since 1804 has 
been pursuing his art in the city of New York; is an icademician of 
the National Academy of Design, a trustee of the Ar.isls' Kund So- 



ri\T. yiUWT^AM)? OF i\T>/ERICA, 

cii.ty, a mcmS. r of fro Kihnaoiri'li Ci il>, ,-ii.J 2. ofricc: of t!ic Century 
Club. 6. Knthr-.i-iue II. V,'.^ b. :_.v^ ^ ,_Zj,\; m. ]vA:t josiah C. ll.l- 
lows, oi \Yj.lp(.)c, N. II., aiul ■<. dauglitcr Mary li. 
X. Sa'^ah, h. I-; 3, 1767; 11;. iNo.'.li Thoii;-s, and had Sa.;.li. Flizabi lb, 
Lucb, IrcTu:, .Mary S., Waller, tv.j JoimG, Henry L., and one u.i- 
nauiecj. Tiuy lived in I'lyinntoii. 
xi. Si>l>U(A, b. 9, 3, ■f7';o; m. Nafnan S'it;ip:on, and had several tlnldron. 
They iivod in T\laiiic. 

lion. McN)iY E. IIowLAiSD, son of A::.ron P. and Iluldaii 
Howland, and grandson of Charles (1205,) -,va,s born in 
Walpole, N. n., where be was prepared lor coll ege, and 
was graduated from Vale in the class of '54. He sub- 
sequentl}^ entered tbe Harvard law school, where he was 
graduated 'n 3857, since which time he has practised lav 
in New York city. Here he rose rapidly in his piofe-^sion, 
and was appointed judge of tlie marine covert of New Yorl. 
city, in 1873. by Gov. Dix. He wa,> an alderman of ihat 
city in 1S75-77, '^"d Vs^as president of the department of 
taxes in 1880. He is a raemiber of the Century, University, 
and Union League Chsbs, and of the N. Y. Bar Associa- 
tion, He m. 5, 10, 1865, Lcnise, dan. of Jonathan ancl 
Sarah R. Miller. Children : 

I, Mary M., b. 27, 2, 1867, d. 10, i, 1S74; 2, Cliarlc?: P., b. .5, 9. jS.'q; x Xf di- 
arine E., h. 29, 10, 1870, d. 15, i, 1874; 4, John, b. 3, 2, iS73"5 5, Julia ll, L. 25, 
I, 1876; 6, Frances L., b. 19, 3, 1877. ' '< 

115S- . ■ ■,: 

1131. Job/ {Jo/in,^ John,^ Jo/m,') born iS, 6, 1726, it 
Barnstable; m. 6, 12, 1753, Haiuiah, d:/:ii. of I^enjamiiV 

Jenkins, and g.. d. of Joseph and **tt*©y (i I's^vland) Jcnk-(- 
ins, b. 1733, d. 21, 9, 1781. He died i, 5, 179.}, at thc'j 
house of his dan. Joannah Chapman, in Barnslabk-. Most"' 
of the sons and grandsons of the daughters of Job sertled •, 
on Cape Cod. and man}^ of them became master-niariners. 1 
None of ihe sons mentioned be]u\/, tliougli born on il,e \ 
Cape, remained there. Children : 'j 

i. Mary, b. 21, 7, 1755; d. iS, 6, 1783; n,. Srimu..! 1-;.sscU, of "darnilabli'. ; 

Had: I, Anna; 2, Hannah; 3, Liiiha. i 






1206. ii. T<,-!i\, b. 31, 3, 1757; .1. rS, 6. i^'J3. 

1207. )!i. Siiuv;:, !:.. ?.S, J2, 1759; a. ^5. 2, 1833. 

iv. Uankah, b. ?0, 5, i7G2; d. 9, 4, 5838; m, irt, II, ) 2, 17S3, Willi-.n 
Qupiiiar, [). 17C0, d. 11, 5, 17S6. Had: I, BeisC;', b. 1, 10, 1784: 2, 
liannal;, b. ,'0, 2, 17S6. Hannah m. 2d, 5, 6, 1792, Leiiiuc) Nye, 
and brid: 3, AVilliai.i C, b. 27, 5, 1793; 4, Holme?, b. 3, 9, 1796; 5, 
' Betsey, b. 12, 12, 1798; 6, Hephr.ibah, b. 23, 7, iSci, 7, Heph/.il.ah, 
b. 5, 12, 1804; 8, Lemuel, b. 21, 6, 1807. 
120S. V. Jfii, ^- 24, 7, 17&4; d. 13, 3, 1847. 

vi. JoAN.NA, b. 28, 7, 1766; d. 6, 7, 1S38; ni. 17SS, John Chinnum, b. 6th 
mo., 1762, d. 6t]i mo., 1806. Had ; i, Samuel, b. 9, 2, 1790; 2, Eliz- 
abeth, b. 6, ,D, 1792; 3, I^Iary, b. 22, 8, 1794; 4, Hannah, b. 10, 3, 
1797; 5, Abigail, b. 23, 10, 1799; 6, Juaana, b. 12, 3, jSo2; 7, Will- 
iam, b. 9, I, 1806. 

vii. Benjamin, b. 7, 8, 1763; d. 1770. 

1209. viii. BENJA^iIN, b. iS, 6,1770; d. 11, il, 1825, 

ix. Meiiitauu;, b. 23, 6, 1773; d. 5th mo., 1S60; ra. ?.\, i, 1709, Heinaii 
Nye, of Sandwich, b. 23, 12, 1773, d. 2, 6, 1S4V. Had : i, job, b. 25, 
2, 1801 ; 2, Hannah IJ., b. 7. n, 1S03; 3, Josiah F., b. 21, 9, 1S06; 
4, Joanna C, h. 25,, ,■;, 1S09; 5, Heman, b. 21, 7, 1812; 6, Elisha l!., 
b. 8, 3, l8'5; 7, relet;, b. 10^ 3, 181 7. 

1210. X. SuuTHWOKTH, b. 29, 3. 1775; d. 9, 6, 1853. 

1211. xi. TiMdTiiv, b. 57, 9, 1777; d. 5, 8, 1S24. 


1 138. John/' (^Scnmicl,'^ yahrz^ Johu?) born ?.7. 9, 
1713; m. 23, JO, 1736, Martha Wardwel]. of Bristol^ R. ]., 
Nvho died 3, 7, 1754, or 9, 7, 1794. They were born, mar- 
ried, lived and died in Bristol, R. I. Child : 

1212. i. loiiN, b. 9, 3, 1738; d. 1792. 


1140. Joseph,^ {JJoscfh^^ Jabcz,~ yo/in,^) born 6, 12, 
^717? ii^ Swanzey ; m. 1746, Sarah, dan. of Jeremiah, a 
descendant of James and Penelope Baker, of Middletov>Tj, 
H. I., b. 25, 5, 1725. He died in Nev/port, R. T., 3d nto., 
J//5, and Sarah, wlien tlie British occupied Newport h\ 
5770, nioN'ed to rioxidencc. R. I., wheie .-'l;e died, t2, 2, 
^ 779- A of house owners and occupants, made by order 
*'t the British commandant, gives as owner and occupant of 


a house on Spring sireet, " Wiclovv Howland, six rooms, 
and eight persons." Cliildren, not in oidcr of birtii : 

1 ?13. i. Tl KN'RY, b. 1751, in Newport, R. I.; d. 1843; i"- Susan Barker, of Rhode 
Island, 'j'hcy )iad a son Benjiiniin Borker, b. ir, 12, 1787; d. 21, lo, 
. . 1S77; ni. 3, S, 1S18, Phebe Greene, and had: i, Susan, who m. 1, 7, 

1839, Robert Sherman, of Newport, R. I., b. 10, 10, 181 1, d. 25, ^, 
iSSi; 2, Sarah jane, b. 12, S, 1820, d. 1849; 3, Mary lames, b. 2, 10, 
1824. Benjamin B. was for inany years tov.n clerk and clerk of p-ro- 
bate for Ne^vport, R. I. 
ii. P).NFLOrK, b. 1751; d. — ; m. 1st, Capt. Jolin Taber ; m. 2d, Jonathan 

1214. iii. JosKPH, b. — ; d. 15, 2, 1772, at St. Lucia. 

1215. iv. John, b. 31, 10, 1757; d. 5, 11, 1854. 

1216. Y. Bl'.NjAMIN, b. I7G0; d. 1818. 

1217. vi. Samuel, b. — ; d. — , abroad. 

1218. vii. EbWARD, b. — ; d. — , at Madras. 

1219. viii. Ki-SIAH, b. — ; d. — , at Jamaica, W. I. 


1141. Consiu]=:r."^ {T/iomas,^ yoscfj/',^ j'o/r,i,^') born 28, 
8, 1700, in Pl3'mouth ; m. 10, 5, 1725, Paith Bryant. He 
alvva}':-; lived in native town, wliere he was an innholucr 
in 1732. Ilis house was on North street, en a lot first owned 
b}'' John wSmith, who m. Deborah, dau. of Arthur^ Ho\vland. 
Consider sold it to his uncle Natlianiel (1143) in 1732. TTe 
d. 8, 8, 1759, '^"*^ Ruth d. in 1775. Children: 

i. Luci', b. 27, I, 1726; d. 30, 4, 1S03; m 20, 10, 174!!, Al>raham llani- 

mett, and had a son Abram, who ni. Priscilla Le Baron. 
ii. EuzABirrH, b. 29, 2, 1728; d. 6, 2, 1S07. 

iii. Ruth, b. 19, 2, 1730; d. — ; m. Thomas Crandon, a son of Johiij of 
England, (who settled in Dartmouth,) and his wife Jeon Ees;, t.f 

iv. Mary, b. 3, 4, 1732; d. — ; m. 1771,' Dr. WiHia!n,5 a sun of V\ill- 
iam4 (Nathaniel, 3 Nathaniel,^ William, i b. 1573, in K:.j^la:id,') an'I 
Abigail (Henchman) Thomas, b. 171S, iMary was Dr. Thoma:r' 3d 
l2ro. V. TiKiMAS S., b. 31, 3, 1734; d. 15, 10, 1779; m. Aiiiah Ilovey. 1 It- 
was an active business man in I'lyn.uulh, whore he held a 'J,ool tie-as 
of landed proj)erty. He kept an inn on North Ltr;-ct, in the i ^ii^e 
built by his brotiier Consider, which was a popular resort •>( liie gentry 
of those days. 

1 221. vi. CO.N'SIDEK, b. 20, I, 1 736; d. t6. 2, 1 743. , 




vii. JOA^rcA, b. 20, ■^, 173S; d. 2'&, 2, 173S. 
I viii. Martjfa, L. 22, 12, 1739; d. — ; m. i, 12, 1774, Isaac, son of Laza- 

I rns2 (Fiancis,! wlvj caine to riymouth in 1694, from JVaiice, hy way 

I ■ of Buzzard's Bay,) and I.ydia (Burtleit) Le iJaron. 

*i i;22. ix. Joseph, b. 20, 2, 1742; d. 12, 5, 1742. 

r: X. BEri'HlAii, b. 22, 4, 1743; d. — ; 1 i. Delano, of Kairhaven. 

? IJ23. xi. CoNsinF.R, b. I, 10, 1745; d. 1780 at sea; m. Ruth Ctiurch? and had 
I a son Luther. Lived in Scituate, Mass. 

1:24. ,\ii. Experience, b. 13, i, 1748; d. 6, 3, 17S9 ; m. Rev. Samuel Weslj D. D. 
Lived in New Bt^dford. 
^ 1225. xiii. John, b. z, 8, 1751; d. 30, 8, 1751. 
s 1226. xiv. Joseph, b. 2, 8, 1751; d. 10, 9, iSo5. 
I XV. Hannah, b. 11, 6, 1753; d. 25, (•, rySo. 

1143. Nathaniel,'' {jVaf/iaj.''cI^'^ yuscph^ J'o//:!,^) born 
9,6, 1705,10 Plymouth; m. jst, 1733, Yetmercy, dan. of 
Josiah Rowland (1134,) '-"'^ widow of Isaac Pahncr, who 
died 8, 8, 1737 ; m. 2d, 1739, in Boston, Abigail, dau. of 
Rev. John Burt,* and widow cl Richard Lane, b. 28, 3, 
I/18, d. 22, 7, 1766. Children- 

1227. i. Nathanhj,, b. 1735; d. 18, 7, 1736. 

Children b}^ .second wife : 

ii. Abigail, b. 24, 10, 1740; d. 1821 ; m. i, 5, 1760, Joshua Bico, who died 
2d mo., 1790. 
5228. iii. NATHANiEi.t li. 5, 7, 1742; d. 7, c, 1779; m. 10, S, 1767, Sarah, dau. 
of Si'as Atkins, of Boston, b. 1 1, lo, 1745, d. 11, 10, 1839. They 
had: l. Sarah, b. 16, 11, 176S; d. 30,9, 1845. 2. Nathanie', b. 14, 
2, 1770; d. 22, 10, 1836, unmarrijd. His will, which was dated ii, 8, 
1835, refers to him as late of Boston, mariner. He gave his property 
in trust to his mother, Sarah (Aikii^s) Howland, and his sistei Sarah 
(Howland) Whittaker, and then in trust to his nephcw.-^athaniel 
Whittaker. By a codicil of 9, 12, i S35, he gives $500 to the Seaman'; 

Rev. John Burt was pastor of the Congregational church in Bristol, R. I., for thirty-fonr ycari. 

" "ss k'i,'e(i there in the bombardment of the pb-e by the British, and his lifeless body was 

' ' ! u> a conifieM. On his iieadstone is t'le followin;,: 

Here end ths records of tha; worthy and failliful f -rv^'.!-* of Jcsi-s Christ lljc Rev'l John .'Uirt 

JiC'l on that nisniorabiv day of the bonibarUnjcnt of the town by the B.ilish suldiLry, tlii; 7111 of 

' ' ^f', A. D. 1775." 

^<: ship news in a copy of the Providence Gazet'e, in 1768, contained the following: "Was 
'' ■' . a schooner, Nathaniel Howland master, from St, C'l'Di-x to Rhode Island, " It was 
•'^— thanicl. 

344 '^■^^^'^ HOWLAA'DS OF A^ ERICA. 

Friend Society, and $500 to the Protestant I'ciuak ReCusc, \--hich was 
thoiighl R remarkfihle tlun,>; foi- n. bciclielor to rio. 3. Silxs A., b. 15, 
h 5772: d. 15, I, 1795. 

1229. iv. John, b. 21, 4, 1744; d. 17S9, at sea; ni. Jane King, of New York. 

-. Martha, b. 21, lo, 1747; d. — ; m. before 1770, SiL« Atkins, of Bostju. 

1230. vi. Joseph, b. 30, 9, 1749; d. 11, 3, 1836. 
vii. Susanna, b. 9, 7, 1752; d. ■ — . 


1147. Jeremiah,'' (Iscrcrc,^ Isaac,'^ Johii^) born 1715, in 
Middleborongh ; m. 1745, Betty Vrai^:hi), Avho died 28, 11, 
178S, aged 62 years. Children : 

i. Thankkui., b. 2S, II, 174X; d. — ; m. 6. 12, 1768, George Simmons. 

ii. Bktty, b. J3, 11.. 1750; d. — ; m. Jedc. iah Miller. 
iii. Sarah, b. 2, 9, 1752; d. — ; m. Nehemid; I'ennett or Burnett. 
iv. Hope, b. 2, i, 1757; d. 16, 7, 177X. 

1231. Y. Charles, b. 3, :o, 1759; d, — . 

vi. Susannah, b. 21, 7, 1764; d. — ; m. 14, r, 17S5, Kogcr Clark. 

1232. vii. JosEi)!, b. 1764; d. 13,4, 17S3. 


1148. Setii,'' {jVa t h an, ^ Isaac, ^ yohn,'^) born 1, i^ 1715 ; 
m. 25, I, 1739, Lydia Cobb, a descendant of Henry Cobb. 
who was in Plymouth in 1629, and i ile^vvards in Barnsta- 
ble. Children : 

i. Dkushja, b. 22, 7, 1739; d. — . 

1233. ii. Nathan, b. 27, 2, 1742; d. — ; m. Prisriila . 

iii. Deiiokah, b. iS, 3, X748; d. — . 

iv. Beity, b. 14, 7, 1754; d. — ; m. probab;/ 17, 10, 177(5, by Caleb'Tu:- 
ner, Nathan Pratt. 


1 149. Justus,^ {Ehcnczer,^ Isaac,^ Jo/rn,^ Jo/'/i,^) bori: 
in Barnstable co- ; m. Abigail . Children (iV-un Sand- 
wich T. Pv.) : 

1234. i. ])knjam!N, b. iS, II, 1737; d. — . 
ii. EuzAEiTH, ti. 13, 12, 1739; d. — . 


123^. iii. Li.M'iF.i, li. ??, u, i/vl"?; d. — 
I2j;6. iv. NA'ii;A.NJKi., I). 2(>, i, 1744; <1- 
1237. V. Kj,, b. 1747; d.~. 


1 151. l)^yu)J^ (yo/i.u,'^ Isaac.^ yolin^-^ y^/:/!,^) born 8, 
8, 1737) J" Barnstable; m. 15, 12,1763, 'M-iry Coleman. 
Children, perhaps not In order of birth : 

I2:-;S. i. ];>!(;%, b. :q,. 12, 1769; d. 9, li, 1S31. 
I2_^9 ii- T.' fOi-J.vs, b. — ; o. youiig. 

,'2.^0. i'i. Joseph, b. — ; d. about 1S60, in New York slate. 

1241. iv. James, b. — ; d. — ; m, ]\Iartha Hopkins. He\.a5 a farmer, an ear- 
nest Ouiitian, and a good citizen. He passed Iiif last days at the roii- 
dence of his son Joseph, where he died. They '. ad: 1. Eli^ha. 2. 
James. 3. Freeman, who is a carpenter in Sand vich ; m. 1847, Love 
D. Fish, and had. i, Orrin II., b. 9, 6, 1854, ni. 3, j?., 1S79, .Sard C. 
Drew, and Hves in Sandwicli, %\bcre he is a stove, tin and hardware 
dealer; 2, Abbic A., b. 13, 11, 1S57, m. 8, 9, 18S1, Charles II. Thomp- 
son, who is a boot and shoe dealer in F!ri.-,iol, R. I. 4. Walter. 5. 
Joseph; ni. Sarah Greene; was a farmer at East ^JanAwich in 18S5. 
V. Marv, b. — ; d. — ; m. Eliakim Cannon, of Mat! .pois tt. 

vi. P.ATiEXCK, 1j. — ; d. — ; m. Harlow, of Maine. 

vii.'E, b. — ; d. — , unmarried, 
viii. DesiRE, b. — ; d. — , unmarried. 


1 154. Ansel,^ {7c7bc,:\-^ Shuhacl.^ John,- John,'^) born 

3. 12, 1738, in Barnstable; rn. Elizabeth Bodfish, Avho was 

^i lirm believer in wilchcratl, and who died 4, 10, 1S21.. 

Ciiildren (from Barnstable T. R.) : ''''-'-'- - 'VC"?i>^''*i"-'^ '■ ' "^ 

I I* 

'242. i. Ansel, b. 12, 12, 1772; d. — . ^ 

«243- ii. Jakez, b. 31, 5, 1775; d. i, i, 1S48. 


' 1 54 . Z Aci ; ]:us ,s ( Jabcz ," ShubacJ.^ John . ^ John , ' ) born 

■^' C', 1747; m. Mary, dau. of Rev. Samnel Palmer, of 

•i'lnouth, who died 2, 9, 1831. The}^ lived h\ Barnstable, 

""•re he died 16, 11, 1828. Zachens wa.s an lionorable 




citizen, and a lo3'al, paii'lotic man, wlu?.i it cost sacrifice to 
be such.* CJiildien : 

i. Sarajt, b. 3, lo, 1769; fl. --; m. V/iiiiam Sr.uildcr. 
ii. Susannah, h. — ; J. youiii;. 
J244. y'l. W'iM.iAM, b. 26, 6, 1773-, lb 30, II, 1S24, 

1245. iv. Samuel P., b. 23, 2, 1776; d. — ; lost at sea. 

1246. V. Thomas P., b. 20, i, 177S; d. — . 

1247. vi. Freeman P., b. 2, 2, 1780; d. — . 

1248. vii. Parker, b. 2, 2, 1780; d. — , on the coast of Africa, unmarried. 

1249. viii. HeiNKY p., b. — ; d. — . 

ix. Maky p., b. — ; d. — ; m. Hon. J. D. Bassett. 

1250. X. Al.LEN, b. 9, 3, 1796; d. in infancy. 

1251. xi. Jon P., b. 26, 6, 1797; d. 8, 5, 1S20, in Havana; m. Amanda Lo\f.-l], 0! 

Barnstable. He was a master-mariner. They had : i,Ani;inda Vna, 
b. 1814, ni. Owen J'e.nse, of Hyannis; 2, John Fish, b. i8;6, in 
Barnstable co.; 3, Cieorge Lovell, b. iSiS, in Barnstable co. 


1156. Gkotlgk,^ {^George Gili,^ ^John^ Jnhn/^ ^ohn^'') 

born 25, 4, 1743, in Barnstable, ni. ist, ; m. 2d . 

The}'^ lived in Gill, wlierc George died. Children, pcrhap? 
not in order of birth : 

1252. i. Salmon, b. — ; d. — . 

1253. ii. ZiMRi, b. — , in Gill; d. — ; m. 1st, ; ni. 2d, Betsey . Rarl- 

I, Alpha, b. — , d. aljout 1S40, aged near 60, unmyrried; ;:, (l>y :' ' 
wife,) William (or Seth West); 3, Catharine, ;n. Gcuryc Howe, an'^. 

moved to Michigan ; 4, Betsey, unmnrri'. d; 5^ John R., m. Ward. 

They settled in 1774 in Bridgcwater, Oneida co., N. Y., then a dcns'.- 
wilderness. He served as captain in the war of 1812, and was sta- 
tioned at Sackett's Harbor, N. Y. His first child was the first white 
male child born in Bridgewater, N. Y. 

*On the 9th of May, 1776, a resolution was introduced into the Massachiisel'.> Hf-;!?i" of Rciire- 
sentalives, calling upon each town to instruct their representatives to advise Concress to dtlarc oi:r 
national independence. This p.issed botli houses on the 5th of June. At a town-meeting held in 
Baruslable on the 25lh of the same month, for the purpose of taking action upon this mai;<;r, it «'<• 
negatived by a vote of thirty to thirty-five. .Xs might )iave been expected, this courNe occasioned 
much feeling en the part of the patriotic minority, and drew from them a Icnjithy protest iti writiiic, 
which condemned the action of the town, and p-^serted it to he the duty of every indivi'hird to civf 
his voice in favor of tiie recommendation of the General Court in catc the honorable' 
Congress saw cause to declare these colonies independent. The document concludes with thc?< 
words: " We are ready and willing to stand by sui h a declaralio;'., if it should take place, tc tin* 
uttermost of our powers with our lives." This was dated, .iiine ?6ih, 1776, and anion^ 
the twenty-three signers to it were the signatures of Zachcus, Willi im and Nathaniel Howland. 


Oi.i-Ulrci) b}' second wife : 

1254. iii. S'.i.o>:oN\ b, 25, 9, T7S0; d. 2, g, 1S70. 

1255. iv. LijCiUS, b. — ; d. — . 

1250. V. CliKS'iJiK, b. 13,6, 17S3; (1. — . 

125/. vi. GrdRGE, h. ly, 12, 17S8; d. 12, I, i''75. Lived in Albion, N. Y. 

vii. IvIkkcv, b. — : d. — ; m. Gershom "^'lacknian, and had three sons. She 
lived and died in Biidgewater, N. \'. 


1157. Daniei.,5 (7^//;;/ Jo/a! ,^ John,^ Jo/m,'^) born 
1749, in Yv'areham ; m. Thankful, dau, of Theodore Morse, 
of Falmouth, who di'jd 21, 9, 182(1, aged 76. Children, 
perhaps not in order of birtli : 

1258, i. John, b. 23, 11, 1780, d. 2, 9, 1.S56. 

1259. ii. IJanikl, b, — ; d. — ; lost at sea. 
12G0. iii. Ji)Si-.;'il (or Josiali,) b. --; d. — . 

iv. LiiciA, b. — -; d. — ; m, Cushma 1, of Plynipton. 

V. Betsey, b. — ; d. — ; m. I-'olger, of Nantuchet. 

vi. Si'KAN, b. — ; d. — ; m. Dovid Bar'.ett, of West P.ridgewater, and had 

a dan. Julia, who m. Henry \^. 1 eacl , and lives in Cocliesett. 
vii. Cynthia, b. — ; d. — ; m, Chadvick, of Nantucket. 


/"1157. James, ^'' (Jo/n^,* Jo/ni,^ John,'' Jo/m,') born iS, 
7, 1760, in Carver; ni. Sarah Mason, b. 1767, in Water- 
town, INiass., d. 5, 3, 1863, in AVoodstock, Vt. James was_ 
thirteen months in tlie Revolutionary war, where he was 
disabled, for which he was pensioned. He early moved to 
Walpole, N. H., where his business was shoemaking- and 
farming. He died and was buried in Woodstock, Vt., and 
on his tombstone is the following : 

A revolutionary soldier, a devout Christian aivl an lionest man. 

CliiJdren, born in Walpole, N. H. : 

i. John, b. 19, 12, 1795; d. 20, 11, 1 87 1, in Woodstock, Vt. ; m. 1,3, :S2.^', 
Maria Snow, b. 25, 7, 1S04, at Jafncy, N. IT., d. 16, 5, 1878, at Wood- 
stock, Vt. They had : I and 2. Two daughters, b. 3,2, 1825; d. 
same day, 3. A son, b. 18, 3, 1027; d. same day. ij. r^arah M., b. 


1 8, 3, icS27; ni. about 1S50, Henry A. Walker, who d. in iSr;4 in 
T(:::n)essee. 5. Helen M., b. 9, 11, 1S2S; d. 17, 6, 1S39. 6. 
arine S., b. 17, 10, 1830; m. Lewis M. Cutting, of Stockton, Cal., 
where she re?idcd in 1SS5. 7. Juliette, b. 23, 5, 1S32; n>. /^th mo., 
i8C)i, Daniel Claflin. She was a widow in Woodstock, Yt., in 1S8:;. 
8. John, b. 6, i, 1834; m. about 1S60, Elizabeth Barwcod, and was 
Jiving in Lyme, N. H., in 1S85. 9. James, b. 10, 11, 1836; in. 30, 9 
1861, Mary L. Cabot, b. 30, 9, 1841, d. 30, 10, 1S84, and had : i, John 
V\'ard, b. 3, 8, 1864, living in Detroit, Mich., in 1S85; 2, Mary A., b. 
26, I, 1S71; 3, Arthur Dean, b. 5, 10, 1876. James is a farmer on 
the old homestead at Vv'oodstock, where his and his father's children 
were born. 10. Joseph S., b. 4, 7, 1847; m. 1872, Martha White. 
He was a farmer in Woodstock in 1885. 
ii. Jamks, b. — ; d. about 1857, unmarried. He was a cabinet-maker ir. 
Montpelier, Yi., where he died. 


1158. JoHN,5 (Job,' John,'' John,'' John,'') bofn 31, 3, 
1757, in Barnstable; m. i, 6, 1786, Grace, dau. of William 
Aver}', of Dedham, who was born 17, 8, 1755, and died in 
Conway, 12, i, 1841, where John also died, j8, 6, t8.j3. 
He settled in Conwa}-, where he was a carpenter and buikici . 
Children : 

1261. i. Asa, b. 25, 10, 17S7; d. 29, 6, 1S70; m. ist, 25, 10, 181S, Phcbe Thun.p- 

son, of Heath, b. 5, 6, 1791, d. 11, 4, 1S60; m. 2d, 16, 3, )S6i, Mr>. 
Nancy A. Tilden, of Goshen, youngest dau. of Col. John Ames, b. 21, 
12, 1S08, d. I, 9, 1882; no children. 

1262. ii. John, b. 8, 6, 17S9; d. 5, 12, 187S. 

iii. Grace, b. 29, 10, 1791; d. 16, 9, 1863, at Heath; m. 17, 5, 1S25, I i;- 
ther Thompson, of Heath, b. 25, 7, 1785, d. i, 9, 1863. Had: i. 
Lnther, d. young. 2. John H., b. 8, 9, 1827; graduated at Amhcrit 
college in 1S50; taught in Williston seminary and in Monroe r.c.-td- 
emy; was principal of Deerfoot academy in 1852, asrdstant editor vi 
the Springfield Republican in 1853, and has practised law in CLicag" 
since 1854. 3. Sarah G., b. 17, 9, 1829; was a teacher in Monnt. 
academy, Chicago (III.) high school, and Spanglen Institute, N. i . : 
d. 6, 8, 1883, in Brooklyn, N. Y. 4. Luther C, b. 20, i, 1831; d. ii' 
infancy. 5. Edward P., b. 8, 9, 1833; he lived at one time in Heath, 
where he was a justice of the peace, and resided in Illinois In iSSn- 
Edward or John, above, m. 15, 12, 1S69, Victoria Carver, a descciui- 
ant of Gov. Carver, and had: l, Waller Carver; 2, l^ayson: 3, Ben- 
jamin F. C. 

1263. iv. WiiJ.lAM A\KKV, b. 17, 5, 1794; d. 24, 6, 1S7S. 


1264. V. Timothy I\I,,. b. 14, 5, 1796; d. 30, 3, 1S12. 

1265. vi. Ai-UKKT, b. 23, 10, 1799; d. <S, 9, 1801. 


1158. SiiovE,^ {Job,' John'' John'' Jo/m,') born 28, 
12, 1759, in Barnstable; m. Elizabetli, dau. of Hast- 
ings, of Newton, b. 19, 9, 1762, d. 14, 3, 1848, in Barre. 
Shove went first to Boston, and afterwards to Hardwick, 
where he died, 25, 2, 1833. He was a house builder. 
Children, all born in Boston except the last two, who were 
born in Lexington ; 

i, Harriet, b. 6, 10, 17S6; d. 3, 9, 1846, in Barre. 
ii. Elizabeth, b. 24, 7, 178S; d. 24, 4, 1S67, in Barre. 
iii. Maria, b. 7, 12, 1790; d. 8, 10, 1792. 
iv. Catherine, b. 13, 10, 1792; d. 27, 4, 1S67, in Barre. 
V. Maria, b. 17, 12, 1794; d. 16, 4, 18S1, unmarried. .She was matron of 

the I'emale Rcfuf,'e, Boston, in nhich city she was born, died, and was 

vi. Ciiari.otti:, b. iS, 10, 1796; d. i, i, 1874; m. 29, 12, 1S25, John A. 

Allen, of Barre. 
vii. Mary, b. 19, 3, 1799; d. 7, 2, 1S44; rn. 19, 12, 1S21, Zcphaniah Hunt, 

and had: I, George H., b. iS, lo, 1S22, d. iS, I, 1824; 2, George, b. 

13, 4, 1824; 3, Caroline E., b. 29, i, 1826, d. 17, 11, 1847, i"- Francis 

C. White; 4, Harriet, b. 12, 3, 182S, d, 15, 9, 1845; S> ^'^^Hi ^- '7. 

6, 1S30, d. 29, 3, 183S; 6, Charles H., b. 30, 6, 1834, d. 29, 3, 183S; 

7, Ann M., b. 15, 2, 1837, d. 12, 9, 1856. 
viii, Frances S., b. i, 4, iSoi; living in 1SS4. 

ix. Ann J., b. 7, 11, 1S05 ; d. 22, 3, 1S66; m. 25, 12, 1844, Zephaniah Hunt, 
of Springfield, later of Northampton, widower of her sister Mary, who 
was born in Hardwick in 1794, and had: i, Mary J., b. 3, 3, 1846, d. 
25, 6, 1856; 2, C. Elizabeth, b, I, 10, 1848, d. 23, 5, 18S2, m. Forrester 
E. Barnes. ^ 

X. Adai.ine, b. 8, 9, 180S; m. nth mo., 1839, Lyman Taylor, of Hard- 
vyick; had three children. 


1158. Jon,'' O/y," John,"" John,"" John,') born 24,7, 
1764, in Barnstable; ni. 29, 11, 1792, Mary, dau. of Jona- 
tlian and Catharine (Avery) Fisher, of Dedham, b. 19, 10, 
1772J d. 23, 4, 1849. Job went to Conway, where lie carried 


on chc business of house carpeutcr, and ciicu lliere. Chil 
t'iren : 

i. Catharine, b. 7, ri, 1794; d. 22, 7, 1S03. 
i.?66. ii. 0ns, b. 15, 11, 1796; d. 25, 7. 1S4J. 

1267. ii). Warren S., b. 31, 8, 179S; d. 4, 7, 1S72. 

1268. iv. F]sii);r, b. 10, ic, 1800; d. 18, 7, 1803. 

V. Makia, or Mary, b. 9, 10, 1803; d. 2, 8, 1870; m. 10, 10, 1S4S, ClK-st'.-! 

Crosset, a -.vidower, b. 25, 7, 1796, d. 1S67. 
vi. CATifARiXE, b. 29, 12, 1S05; m. II, II, 1S47, Cliarles H. Adams, ti 

Conway, b. 25, 5, 1790, d. 27, 11, 1863. 

1269. vii. Jor. F., b. 26, 4, 180S; d. 28, 5, 18S2. 

1270. viii. Jonathan O., b. 28, 4, 1810; d. 12, 0, 1873. 

1271. ix. Chari.ks J., b. 23, 5, 1814; d. I, 5, 1S69; m. 12, 9. .83S, Lucinda !I 

Jones, of Iladlcy, b. 12, 9, 1814, and had: i, Charles F., b. 22. :,. 
1839, d. 12, 6, 1839; 2, Alice I., b. 24, i, 1S44, m. 22, 7, iSh9, Av.r, 
B. Webber, of Leominster, and died leaving Iwo daughters. Ciiar!'- 
and Lucinda hved in Rochester, N. Y. 

1272. X. WiLUAM M., b. iS, 5, 1S17; d. II, 9, 1S74. 

1209. I 

1158. Bexjamin,-' (Jod,' John,'' John:-' John,^) born |- 

18, 6, 1770, in Barnstable ; m. 3, 6, 1794, in Newton, Ileph- |: 

;:ibah Hastings, of Nev/ton, b. 19, 3, 1770, d. 13, 2, 1843. I 

Benjamin died in Dover, 11, 11, 1825. He went to Boston. \ 

and after his inarriat;e settled in Dover, wliere his bnsinr- I 

was house carpentry. Children : I 


1273. 1. hKNJAMlN J., b. 25, 9, 1795; d. 9, 12, 1S74. |,' 

ii. i\Iakv, 1). 24, 10, 1796; d. II, 9, 1797. ft- 

1274. iii. Ckorck, b. 12, 7, 1798; d. 15, 5, 1S23. ^ 

1275. iv. WiLi.iAM, b. 2, 6, 1800; d. 4, I, 1881; ni. 19, 4, i8.?7, Annie C. i | 

Montfield, b. 5, 6, 1805, in New York. They lived i:. Charleston, > I. 

C, where they had the following children: i, Justin.-', b. ??, 5, iS-i: ^ 

2, Augustus, b. 27, 3, 1830, drowned about 1864, at East L.die, X. H ; *'■- 

3, Mary A., b. 13, 3, 1832; 4, Benjamin W., b. 9, 2, 1834; 5, .Sri/:i % 
O., b. 5, 2, 1S38; 6, William M., b. 19, 2, i8.p; 7, Laura, b. ;23. 1; 

1842. I"; 

1276. V. Wakrkn, b. 9, I, 1803; d. 4, II, 1832. |- 
v: Mary A., b. 2\, 5, 1805; d. 3d mo., 1S26. |/ 

1277. "^'i- JofiN A., b. 20, 2, 1808; ni. Harriet B. Tlunncuell, cf Ledh i.-.i. a-'^-i l' 

moved to Cincinnati. Ohio, in 1847, ^^ F'''i'^"> I"-, »" '8=;S, a:i'' i''- '^'^> I ' 

resided in Clinton, Iowa, where he was workiini; a form. Th.-y-h"-" \ 
I. \Varren A., b. in Dcdham; m. Jennie Lon.bTrd, of Fric. 111. '•* 



j8<S5, resided in Omaha, where he was a conlracfor arid Ijuilder. 2. 
Martha II., b. in Dedhaui; a school teacher. 3. Jiav-rict A., li. )'i 
r>rookl:ne; m. t\'. C. Hough; was a widow in I0S3. .•;. Helen M., 
11. in Newton; ni. C. C. ^''an Kuran, of Ointon; Town. 5. Edward 
11., b. ill (Cincinnati; m. Inez Sage. In 1SS5 resided in Omaha, and 
was a contv;ictor and builder, 
viii. ITf.I'HZU'AH D., 1). 4, ii, 1809; m. Daniel Lyons, and had : i, Mary 1\I.; 
2, Ann J.; 3, Idlcn M.; 4, Frances; 5, a son. 


1158. SouTHWORTiT,^ ( 'Job^'' yo/ifi,"^ 'Johii^'^ yo/iu.}) bom 
29,3,1775,-111 Barnstable; m. ist, 24, 11, 1797, Esther, 
dan. of Nathaii and Persis Allen, of West Brookfield, b. 
18, 12, 1780, ci. T2, 10, 1814; m. 2d, 13, 3, t8t6, Poll}', 
daii. of Dr. Samuel and Bethia (Avery) Ware, of Conway, 
b. 5 J 12, 1785, d. II, 2, 1870, in Conway. He learned the 
trade of a house carpenter with his eldest broth(-r John, in 
Conway, and on coming of age was employed in the erec- 
tion of an elegant dwelling-house in West Brookfield, b}^ 
the distinguished architect Asher Benjamin, and became a 
permanent resident of that town. lie was an ingenious and 
skillful workman, and was often called on to do jobs not 
entirely in the line of his trade. One of these was to alter 
and fit an artificial leg, imported from England by a neigh- 
bor ; but he found it easier to make a new one, with such 
improvements as gave full satisfaction to the wearer. His 
success became known, and during the next forty years he 
was called on to furnish artificial limbs for a large number 
of men and women residing in all parts of the United Stales, 
no other person manufacturing them in this country, so far 
as known, for man}'- 3'ears after. He was a man of decided 
convictions, and was prompt and fearless in defending tliem. 
As early as 1812 or 1814 he and his wife pledged each other 
not to take intoxicating drinks passed around in com- 
pany, or wh;:n making calls, as was the universal custom at 
ihat time, and not long after united with a few neighbors in 
lorming a society for the promotion of temperance. He also 
bad printed at his own cost, for distribution, an edition of a 

35- '''i^^' llOWLANUS OF AMERICA. 

tract on the subject b}^ the celebrated Dr. Rush. In 1816 
the frame of a house for himself was raised without rum, 
contrary to the universal cu;^rom of those dnyi^, a good snj;- 
per witli h'A cofiee being substituted, to tbc satisfaction of 
most who participated. Other large buildings were raised 
and wells were dug on the same plan, and the example pro- 
duced good effects on the community, notwithstanding the 
opposition, not always harmless, of some rude fellows of the 
baser sort. Children : 

1378. i. SOL'TIIWOKTII, b. — ; d. young, in V/orceslcr. 

1279. ii. ftijuiHWOKTU A., b. II, 9, 1800; (\. y, jo, 18S2. 

iii. Maria., b. 22, 8, 1802; d. — ; m. 17, 6, 1S30, Wi.Uiain Avery, of Con- 
way, b. 16, 9, 1795, d. 25, 4, 1853. 

iv. liARKii'.T, b. 6, 7, 1804; d. 9, 5, 1805. 

V. II/vKun-.T, b. 18, 5, 180G; d. — ; in. il, 3, 1845, Ilez-.-kiah, soii of Mo-.- 
soii Perry. Lived in Conway; no children. 

vi. I.oiJls.\, b. 26, 3, 1808; d. 10, 9, 1S77; in. 9, 4, 1S39, Calc.i Caiponlcr, 
of Wurce'^ter, b. 16, 10, 1S04, in Attlebr.rough, d. 3, 7, 1867; ni. 2il, 
5, 4, 1S60, Dr. Henry C). Adams, of South Royalfton. 

1280. vii. Ili:xK\ J., b. 26, 10, 1810. 

1281. viil. Harrison O., b. 28, i, 1813; d. 14, 2, 1872; m. 23, ti, 1845, ilf.r.nah 

O. Er-iley, of Amesbury, b. 23, 3, 1S13. lie learned the trudo of a 
bookiiinder with his brother, in Worcester, but after attaining bin rn-- 
jority fitted for college, mostly at Leicester academy, pursued a full 
course at Amherst colicge and Andover Theological Seminary, hii'! 
was for many years a useful minister of the gospel, and pastor o; sev- 
eral churches at different times, in Massachusetts, New lianipshirC; 
New York, and Pennsylvania. They had: i. William T^., b. 10,6, 
1849, in Ashland, N. Y. ; m. 3, 4, 1873, Ella May, dau. of Dr.niel K. 
and Eii/a R. Jacobs, of Gowanda, N. Y., and had: i, ICarl V.''.i 
Shaack, b. i, 10, 1874, at Kinderhook, N. Y. : 2, Harold Jacobs, h. 
29, 6, 1877, at Chatham Village, N. Y. 2. Mary L., b. 29, 6, 1851, "t 
Amesbury; d. aged 9 years. 3. Abbie B., b. 3, 4, 1853, in Waricn, X. 
■ • H., and taught school in Canada. 4. Ellen M., b. 5, lo^ 1854. Har- 

rison's only son, William Bailey, was for several years engaged ir. the 
printing business in Kinderhook and Chatham, N. Y., and as cdiioi 
and publisher of popular and successful newspapers in those places. 
In 1 885 he was manager of a monthly magazine devoted largely to 
outdoor recreation, called " Outing and the Wlieehnan," published in 
Boston, where he resides. 

Children by second wife : 

1282. ix. William W.are, b. 25, 7, 1817. 

1283. X. Samtel, b. 2, 8, 1819, d. 24, 6, 1843. 


12S4. xi. JosM'ii Avi;uY, b. 19, 2, 1S21 ; d. — . 

xii. Makv E., b. 28, 8, 1823; d. 2O, 3, 1879; m. Illli nio., 1S67, Edward 

Smith, of Enfield; no children, 
xiii. EiJ/.AliKTH S., b. 3, 4, 1826; d. 15, 9, 1855, at Cincinnati, Oliio; m. 25, 
2, 1852, Rev. II, D. Perry, of Monson. 


115S. Timothy,^ {J^^^i^ J'olm? Jo/iii," Jo/in.,^) born 17, 
9, 1777, in Barnstable : m. 3, 2, 1802, Lydia, dan. of Josiah 
Putnam, of Warren, Mass., b. 11, 8, 1778, d. 24, 4, 1847. 
Timoth}^ was a carpenter and farmer, and lived in central 
Massachusetts. He was killed, 5, 8, 1824, by a pair of 
steers he was breaking. Children : 

1255. i. Josi.AU Putnam, b. 26, 9, 1S04. 

1256. ii. Rurrs, b. 7, i, 180S. 

1257. iii. Wiu.iAM EovELl,, b. i8, 8, 1S09; d. 23, i, 1S73. 
J2S8. iv. Timothy Jenkins, b. iS, n, 1812; d. i, 11, iSSo. 


1165. JoHX,^ {Jjohn^^ Samuel^ yahcz^ "John^^ born 9, 
3, 1738; m. ist, 25, 10, 1759, Elizabeth Lefavor, who d. 
1784; m. 2d, Elizabeth, widow of INlark Antony De Wolf. 
Tlie above were born, married, and lived and died in Bris- 
tol, R. I. John owned a large farm, and was a man very 
highly esteemed. It is said he had seven sons and sons-in- 
law lost at sea, or died in foreign ports. Children, probably 
not in order of birth : 

1289. i. Daniki., b. II, 2, 1763; d. 15, II, 1795. 
• 290. ii. NATHANin., b. 9, 9, 1772; d. 13, 3, 1805. 
1291. iii. John, b. —; d. — . 

jv. LEFA^■oK, b. — ; d. — . 

V. Maktha; b. — ; d. — . 

vi. Abigaii., b. — ; d. — . '.-. 

vii. Sakah, L. — ; d. — . 

Child by second wife : 

•292. vlii. William Martin, b. — ; d. — . 



ii66. JoiiN,^ (7^..r//}/ Joseph,^ Jabcz;-" JoJw.') bun 
31, 10, 1757, in Newport, R. I. ; m. 28, i, 178S, Mary, dau 
of John and Elizabeth Carlisle, of Providence, R. 1., b. loil 
mo., T766, d. 28, 5, 18.] 5, in Providence. She was a grec't 
granddaughter of James, elder brother of Benjamin Frank 
lin. Children : 

1293. i. Alfred, b. 26, 2, 1790; d. 4, 2, 1816, unmanied. 

ii. Penklo}'E, b. 19, r, 1792; d.— ; m. 19, 8, 1813, Amherst Everett. 

1294. iii. Benjamin Russell, b. 20, 10, 1793; d. in Nashville, Tenn., unmarrie-i 
. iv. jANE-rrE, b. 6, 10, iSoi; d. 21, 3, 1865, of cancer, unmarried. Liva 

and died in IVovidence, R. I. 
V. Mary, b. 11, 8, 1S05: d. — ; m. 30, 12, 1S31, Roland Lyman, of East 
hamiiton, and had son Alfred Howland. 
Six other cliildren, who died in infancy. 


1 166. Major Benjamin,^'' {Josefh,'^ Joseph,^ Johe:- 
Jo/in,'^) born about 1768, in Newport, R. I.; m. 27, r. 
1794, by Rev. Dr. Enos Hitchcock, Susannah, dau. *- 
Zephaniah and Elizabeth (Eddy) Andrews, of Providence' 
R. I. His mother and he moved, in 1776, to Providence 
where he was apprenticed to Grindall Reynolds, tailor, ll'- 
bought his time at the age of 21, went south for a year ui 
two, and then returned and established the first merchan 
tailor's shop in Providence. He afterwards moved to Ne'\ 
York citjs and went into business on Maiden lane. Siii' 
later he was in Baltimore, where he died. He held tii- 
rank of major in the Rliode Island state militia. He was ■^ 
shrewd business man, active, energetic, public spiriie<l, u\>'^> 
genial. Children : 

1295. i. Charles Andrew, b. 16, 9, 1795; d. 23, 3, iSiu, in New Orleans, I-' 

1296. ii. George, b. 18, 2, 1797; d. 13, 4, 187S, in Newport, R. I.; m. 3, 8, iS-%. 

Sarah M. Almy, of Newport, R. I., and had: i. George W., 1>. --• • 
1S23; m. in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and had a son and a dau,'^!'"- 
lle entered West Point U. 8. military academy, i, 7, 184.}, pradu.'' 
and was made brevet 2d lieutenant U. S. mounted rilles, i, 7, i-' .' 
2d lieutenant 30, 6, 1S51, 1st lieutenant 3, 3, 1S35, capt.-iin 14. '-■ 


iS6i,lirevet ninior 21,2, 1S62, " for gallant and meritorious service 
at the battle of Valverde, [an Indian iiglit,] New Mexico," and major 
of the 2d cavalry, 1, 12, 186G. lie commanded his regiment in the 
late war, in Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, North Carolina, Arkan- 
sas, itc, and in 18S5 was on the retired list of the army. 2. Charles 
A., b, 20, 5, 1831; d. — , leaving several children. 3. Sarah M., b. 
.3, 8, 1832; r.i. 10, 10, 1S56, Albert Hammet. 4. Mary L., b. 4, 7, 
1836; unmarried. And four other children, who died young. 

iii. Slsan Andrews, b. 2, 9, 1799; d. — ; m. 1st, 5, 3, 1820, James Brown; 
m. 2d, Peter Vv'. Ferris, of Ferrisburgh, Vt., who d. 2J, r, 1847, «gcd 78, 

iv. Jui.iEiTK, b. jS, 7, iSoo; d. 10, 4, 1852; m. 28, i, 1828, Joseph A, 
Scott, of Cumberland, R. I., who d. in 1865. 

1297. V. EuvviN, b. 25, 12, 1802; d. 27, 4, 1875 ; m. Susan, dau. of Lee Langlcy, 

and had : I. Edwin I,., b. 5, 6, 1S3S; d. 28, 6, 1S76; m. Electa Bak- 
er; no children, 2. Susan ¥., b. 22, 2, 1841; m. 24, 10, 1S60, John 
E. Allen, and has several children. 3. Harriet L., b. 5, 9, 1847; "^• 

I, 6, 186S, Charles F. Pierce, and had four children who died young. 

1298. vi. John, b. 3, 9, 1803; d. 1804. 

1299. vii. John, b. 26, 2, 1S05; d. Sih mo., 1S05. 

1300. viii. Henry Augustus, b. 8, 8, 1S06; m. ist, Mary A. Gardner, who d. 8, 

II, 1832; m. 2d, Abby M. Balcom, of Cumberland, R. L 

1301. ix. Cyrus, b. 30, 11, 1807; d. 29, 11, 1S66. 

1302. X. John Andrews, b. 2, 9, 1S09. 

xi. Elizabeth Eddy, b. — ; d. 28, 6, 1S35; m. 20, 5, 1S32, Alpheus B. 
Southwick, and had one child. 

1303. xii. Thomas Grinnell, b. 15, 10, 1815 ; m. 3, 4, 1842, Phebe, dau. of Dan- 

iel Russell. 


I J 73. JoHN,^ {NathanicU^ NathanicU^ Joscfu"" John,^) 
born 21, 4, 1744, in Boston ; m. Jane King, of New York. 
He was connected with his l^rothcr Joseph in maritime af- 
Tairs, was a practical shipmaster, and sailed chiefly from 
New York to the West Indies and European ports. He was 
in Liverpool in 17SS, in command of the brig INIary, and 
the following year took command of one of his brother Jo- 
J^eph's vessels, the Modesty, and sailed on a trading voyage 
to the coast of Africa, where he died, October, 1789, of tlie 
<-"oast fever. Children : 

i. Ann, b. 21, 4, 176S; d. — . 

ii. AViiGAH., b. 7, 3, 1769; d. — . 
'304. iii. John, b. — ; d. — , aged 19 years. 
1305- iv. NATHANua, b. 27, 8, 1775; d. 7, 7, 1839. 


/'" ^y 1230. 

I /V 11^3. ]o^-YLini,^{Natha)ucJ,''NathanicI,^ Josef h,- John,') 

( born 30, 9, 1749, "■• Boston; m. 26, 5, 1772, Lvdla, dai;.' 

of Ephraim Bill, of Norwich, Conn., where the}' lived, and 
where he died, 11, 3, 1836. Lydia Vv'as b. 7, 7, 1753, and 
d. 1,3, 1838. Joseph served his apprenticeship wiih tliC 
commercial honse of Benjamin Greene & Son, and on at- 
taining his majorit}^ went to Norwich, where he engaged in 
trade with the West India islands. He was made a freeman 
of the city in 1773. Shortly after he formed a partnership 
with Thomas Coit, under the firm of Howland & Coit, and 
later with John Allyn, under the style of Ilowiand & Allyn. 
In the beginning of the present centnry he was in paiinev- 
ship with his son Joseph and Jesse Brown. Mr. Brown con- 
ducted the business in Norwich, while the Howlands, in 
1802, had settled near New York. He still continued prom- 
inent in Norwich affairs, however, being a director in sev- 
eral financial institutions, and president of the Norwich 
Insurance Co. The firm of Joseph Rowland &: vSon were 
large ship owners, possessing the ship Centurion and fifleei! 
or twent}^ t)rigs, schooners and sloops. In 180S he was 
made president of the Highland 7\jrnpike Co., in which 
position he continued until 183 1, when the company was 
merged into the Hudson River Railroad. Children (hciii 
in Norwich, Conn.) : 

i. LvniA, b. 3, 10, 1773; d. 7, i, 1S52; m. 5, 2, 1794, Levi Coit, cT Nr^r- 
vvjch, Conn., who d. 5, i, 1S51. 
• ii. Abigail, b. 17, 8, 1776; d. 4, 3, 1833; m. 27, 9, 1797, George W. Wool- 

sey, of New York, b. 14, 4, 1772, d. 15, 7, 1851. 
iii. Susan, b. 20, 5, 1779; d. 23, 12, 1852; m. 27, 11, 1S03, John Aipi;.- 
wall, of New York, who d. 6, 10, 1847. Their son WJiaaia 31.,, to- 
gether ^^•ith Wilham lulgar, son of Gardiner Greene ITov.lrud, su'- 
ceeded their uncles, S. S. & G. G. HowLmd, in business in New Yoi'-^. 
under the firm of HowLind & AspinwalL lie was a n^ited Ijankcr. 
and for him Aspinv.all, at the Isthmus of Panama, was paT:)cd. 
1306. n-. losKi'H, b. 23, 12, 1 780; d. 5, 9, 1827. 

V. Elizabeth B., b. 17, 8, 17S2; d. 4, 3, 1S57J m. 25, 10, 1S04, (.0'^- 
Brinkerhoff, of New York, who d. 2, 4, iS^8. 


vi. Harriet, b. 14, 9, 1784; d. 18, 4, 1856; m. 29, i, 1S21, Jnmes Roose- 
A-tlt, of Kcw York, who ci. 6, 2, 1S47. 

1307. vii. Wli. 1,1AM 1?.. h. 28, 7, 17S6; d. 21, 8, 17S6. 

1508. viii. C^aRDINKR C, b. 4, 9, 1787; d. 11, 11, 1851. 

ly/}. ix. Nathanul, b. 6, 6, 1789; d. 9, 6, 17S9. 

' jio. X.' Samuel S., b. 15, 8, 1790; d. 9, 2, 1S53; m. 16, 12, 181S, Joanna Hone, 
and had: 1. Joanna H., b. 16, 3, 1S20; d. 1;, 7, 1842; m. 21, 12, 
1^37. Cieorgc ]5. Dorr. 2. Carohne, b. 24, 11, 1821; d. 3d mo., 1863; 
m. 29, 10, 1S50, Charles H. Russell. 3. John H., b. 26, i, 1823; d. 
ir, 6, 1S31. 4. Louisa, b. 6, 7, 1826; m. 6, 10, 1S49, Hamilton Hop- 
\i'm. 5.. I^Iary A., b. IJ,8, 1830; d. 13,5, 1853; m. 21, 10, 1S5F, 
Alexander Van Rensselaer. 6. Emily A., b. 6, 8, 1832; m. 5, 11, 
1853, Henry Chauncey, Jr. 7. Joseph, b. 3, 12, 1834; ni. Eliza 
Newton Woolsey. He did good service in the army in the war of 
1861-65; ■^^'•'^ assistant-adjutant-general to Gen. H. W. Slocuni in 
1S61. 8. Catharine C, b. 25, 11, 1841; m. li. Hunt, 
xi. Mary A., b. 13, 3, 1792; d. 16, 3, 1S66; m. 12, 5, 1S17, I'r.ra C. Wood- 
hull, of New York, b. 11, 5, 1790; d. 17, 3, 1S31. 

131 !. xii. liuwARD, b. 20, 10, 1794; d. 18, 12, 1794. 
xiii. FRvVXCIS, b. 2, 10, 1796; d. 11, 10, 1796. 

1-85. Lemuel,^ (yifs/us,^ Ehcuczcr,'' Isaac,^ JoJm,- 
yoJi)!,^) born 28, 11, 1742, in Sandwich ; d. ist mo., 1802, 
"aged 62 3'ears 6 mos."? m. Abigail Hamlin, who d. 15, 
2, 1832, aged 91 years 6 mos. He was a carpenter and 
builder in Sandwich, where he always lived, and where he 
died. Children : 

1312. i. Benjamin, b. 23, i, 1767, at Athens, N. Y. ; m. Elizabeth Allen, and 

resided in Athens. His occupation was that of mariner, and he died 
at sea in 1799. He was a member of the Reformed Dutch church. 
TTiey had: i. Susannah, b. — ; d. 1797. 2. Benjamin Allen, b. 22, 
2i 1793; ""!• I5i 3i-lSii, Eunice Baker, of Athens, where they always 
resided, and had a dau. Elizabeth C, b. 10, 12, 1812, who m. 15, ir, 

1S36, , and lived in Athens. 3. Ebenezer, b. — ; d. 1795. 4. 

James; settled in Pennsylvania. 5. Daniel; supposed to have been 
killed by the Indians in 1820. 6. Lemuel. 

1313. ii. Nathaniel, b. 17, 6, 1769; d. — . 

iii. Betsey, b. 4, 10, 1773; d. — ; m. Chapman Fish, 
iv. Abigail, b. 19, 9, 1775; '^- — ; "■>• Seth Hamlin. 
V. Sarah, b. 3 5,1777; d. — ; m. Calvin Goodspeed. 

1314. vi., b. 10, 5, 17S0; d. — . 

vii. Deidamia, b. 19, 9, 17S2; d. — ; m. Dr. Charles Goodspeed. 
viii. Bethania, b. 15, 7, 17S6; d. — ; ni. Ansel Fish. 



1189. JoHN,^ {David,^ Johi,*' Isaac,^ Jo/ui,^ Jo/ni,'^) 
born 24, 12, 1769, at West Barnstable; d. 8, 11, 1851 ; m. 
2, I, 1798, Martha Ilowland, who d. 13, 4, 1841. He was 
a fa mtr. and lived man}' years in the house where James 
Otis, the r.atriot, was born. His wile's mother was the dau. 
of P.ev, Rowland Thatcher, a prominent Orthodox clergy- 
man, who was for many years stationed at WarehaiV;. 
Child, en: 

i. Lucy, b. 14, 10, 1798; d. about iSSo; m. Thomas Goodspeed, of Snii-I- 
vich, and had: I, Waity ; 2, Sylvia; 3, Charles W.; 4, Lucy T., w.. 
Thomas Harlow; 5, Henry W., m. Jilercy Chadwick. 

1315. ii. Thomas, h. 12, i, 1801; d. 1882, in Mattapoisett; m. 1st, Elsa, dau. of 

Eliikim Cannon, whose wife was Mary, dau. of David Howland, cf 
Barnstable. Lisa d. in 1840, and Thomas m. 2d, Eathsheba Perry, of 
Sandwich, — no children. At the age of 17 he learned a sliip carpen- 
ter's trade in Mattapoisett, where he lived most of his life. 

1316. iii. Rowland, b. 10, 3, 1S03; d. 5th mo., 1SS2, in ^Mattapoisett, to which 

place he went at the age of 19, to learn the ship carpenter's trale. 
There he and his brother built several whaleships, including the 
Northern Light, Arctic, and Oliver Crocker, for New Bedford agents. 
He m. Grace Noyes Eldridge, of New York, and had: J, Delia 1^1- 
dridgc, b. 12th mo., 1S33, d. ilth mo., 1843; 2, Delia Eldridge, b. Sih 
mo., 1846, m. 1 2th mo., 1S67, Richard Stubbs, of Wellfleet, and h>v 
since lived in Chelsea; 3, Edward, b. — , m. Susan Freeman, and lias 
lived in Brockton; 4, Grace Ellen, b. 8th mo., 1852. 

1317. iv. David, b. 25, 6, 1805. 

V. Martha, b. 30, 11, 1807; d. 15, 5, 183S. 

131S. vi. Nathaniel, b. 10, 4, 1810, in Barnstable; m. Dorinda Eish, and live-' 
for many years in Mattapoisett, where he was a ship carpenter, i^- 
1885 he was living in the town of Barnstable, near Marston's Mi'N 
They had : I, Darius, b. — , m. Abby P., dau. of Washington ]}urs]ty; 
of \\ Barnstable; 2, Martha, b. — , unmarried; 3, Edwin 1"., b, — . 
and in 18S5 lived near ^L-^rston's Mills with his father, unmarried; 4- 
David, b. — . 

1319. vii. Weston, b. 28, 2, 1813. 

viii. Mary, b. 4, 7, 1S15; d. iS, 5, 1843. 


1189 Joseph,'^ (Daz'/d,^ John.^ Isaac, ^ John,- Join:}) 
born — ; m. 6, 2, 1805, Elizabeth Howes. His father died 
when he was very 3'oung, and he was placed under km.: 


"uardiansliip till he was of a<ie, when he learned a ftlii'i 
carpenter's, trade. In 1815 he moved to New '^'ork state, 
where he engaged in farming until near his death. He 
was quiet and luiassuming, of unspotted cliaracter, and 
esteemed b} all who knew him, as a noble Chrislian man. 
Cliildren ; 

i. D!:s;ri'., b. 6, 5, 1S06; m. 7, 9, 1828, Daniel Maltby. 

ii. JiAi;Y C, \>. 3, 11:, iSoS; m. loth mo., 1S39, James Maltby. 

lyjo. iii, /iiiv'AS, b. 19, 9, iSii; m. 17, 3, 1842, Miiicrva Blacla-.ian. 

iv. I'KKSis, b. 8, II, 1813; m. nth mo., 1837, Alfred Winegar. 

1321. ^. jOSM'H, b. 29, 6, 181C; m. 1st, 1846, Laura Iiigalls ; m. 2(1, 25, i, 1S64, 

Mary Smith. 
vi. Hakkikt N., b. 19, S, 1S18; m. 12th mo., 1845, Heman Barber, 
vii. PiCTSKY G., b. 4, 6, 1821 ; m. 6, 6, 1843, Ilulbert B. Stiles, 
viii. '-or! "A, b. 17, 9, 1823; m. 5th mo., 1S46, Arba Priofj. 

1322, ix. vNDKKW G., b. 7, 12, 1S25; d. 3, 12, 1S52. 

I 1242. 

I 1194. Ansei.,*^ (Afise/,^ Jahez,^ ShuhacU'^ John,- John}) 

I born 12, I"., 1772, in Barnstable; rn. Mercy N3-c, b. 24, to, 
I . 1772, d, 2, 9, 1S48. Children, born in West Barnstable: 


I 1323. i. Jason, b. 11, l, 1796; m. Annie F. Jones, b. i, 12, iS^X), and haii : i, 

I William C, b. 25, 12, 1823; 2, Henry W., b. 29, 3, 1826, m. 14, 7, 

f 1850, Mary Perkins; 3, Hannah W., b. 22, 9, 1829, m. 24, 1, 1856, 

I Joseph H. Hamblin ; 4, Charles N., b. 6, 10, 1S32, d. 1S37; 5, Charles 

\ N., IJ. 1837- 

i ii. EnzAKETH, b. 5, II, 1797; m. 14, 6, 1825, Nathan Jenkins, who d. 9, 

I ri, 1865, and had: l, Joseph, b. 30, 7, 1826; 2, Henry, b. 31, 3, 1828, 

.; 3, Rachel, b. ^P, 7, 1S32; 4, Francis,' b. 9, 7, 1834; 5, Hannah A., b. 

I 14, 7, 1S36. 

f '324. iii. James Nye, b. 20, 12, 1799; m. i, 11, 1S23, Laurana, dau. of Josiah 

I and Abigail Bursley, and had: i. Josiah Bm-sley, b. 12, S, 1824; d. 

122, 2, 1825. 2. Pamelia Allen, b. 2, 2, 1826; d. 2, 6, 1882; in. 29. 7, 
I S45, Josiah Crocker, of West Barnstable, and had: i, Georgianna 
Frances, b. 22, i, 1849, d. 26, 5, 1857; 2, Washington Bmsley, b, 1, 

I I, 1854; 3, Warren Eben, b. 22,4, 185S, d. 23, 5, 1S7S; 4, Ablie 

I • Louise, b. 16,4, i860; 5, Charles Jenkins, b. 15, 2, 1S63, d. 27, 5, 

1' 1S64; 6, ITaltie Farnsworth, b. 26, 8, 1865, d. 16, 10, 1S79. 3. Abi- 

V gail Bvrsley, b. 10, 7, 1828; m. 14, li, 1847, David N. Keliey, cf 

I Barnstable, and had Carlton Francis, b. 18, 7, 1854. 4. Mercy Nye, 

I b. 1830; d. 1S31. 5. Josiah Bursley, b. 25, 12, 1S32; m. 3, 7, 185), 

I lucy Ann Sliaw, of Randolph, and had: I, Adaiene Maria, b. 28, S. 



1S55; 2, Minnie Frances, b. 7, 7, 1S58; 3, Mnry Slcisop, b. i. ^ 
i860; ^), Mabel Gertrude, b, 6, 2, iS7-i,'d. 10, 2, 1874. 
iv. Sakaii, b. 27, S, 1S02; d. 21, 10, 1SS3; m. ist, William Crojkei. i>. ; ■,['■ 
mo., 1796, d. iS, I, 1S36; m. 2d, 25, 6, 1837, V/ M;n-st.)n. 

1335. V. Ansel, b. 24, 5, 1S05; d. 10, 5, 1863; m. Susap Hodfisti. 

1326. vi. Si!a1m:ach N., b. 2, 10, 1808, in \Vest Barnstable; m. Betsey I.arkin, " 
S, II, 1S06; d. 5, I, 1849. Had: I. Harriet T., b. 20, 9, 1831, i- 
West Barnstable; d. 15, 4, 1865, in Clielsca. 2. Lui.y C, b. 15, 1;, ^ 

1S32, in Chatham; d. 29, I, 1835. 3. Lucy C, b. in, 11, 1834; r . \ 

26, II, 1859, George C. White. 4. Mary L., b. 26, 11, 1836, in ? 

Chatham. 5. George H., b. 12th mo., 1843, in West Barnstai;'..-. } 

His father's store at West Barnstable was consumed by lire, 29, n, \ 

1872, and he was burned to death in it. 6. Andrew T., b. ?, 7, iSn'. > 

in West Barnstable, where he lives, and where he. has been for manv | 

years the trusted station agent of the Old Colony R. R. * 

vii. Soi'iiRONiA, b. 2, 3, 1811; d. 10, I, 1872; m. 5, 5, 1836, Wasbinglcr 

Bursley, of West Barnstable, and had: i. Sarah E., b, 3, 7, 183S: ; 

m. 1st, 13, 2, 1S62, Zeno S. Kellcy, of Barnstable; m. 2I, 7, i, 1869, 

John W. B., son of Seth Parker, of West Barnstable. 2. Mercy X., 

b. 22, 9, 1840; m. 29, II, 1S63, Charles Jenkins, of West Barnsta'.il:. 

3. Abbie P., b. i, 2, 1S43; m. 14, i, 18S0, Darius, son of Kathani'.'l ' 

Howland, of West Barnstable. 4. Mary E., b. 20, 9, 1845; m. iC, 

10, 1876, Charles H. Woods. 5. Enoch P., b. 11, i, 184S; J. 10, .S, ^ 

1S49. 6- Klvira A., b. 17, 9, 1850; m. Melvin Parkcv, of We-t ?.on;- . 

stable. 7. Carrie P., b. 4, 9, 1 85 3. i 


T194. Jabez,'' {Aiiscl,^ yahcz^'^ SZ/adac/,'-^ yohn? J(.:hii,'-) 
born 31, 5, 1775, in Barnstable; m. 18, 10, 1797, Hannah, 
clan, of David and Mehitable (Hall) Parker, b. 24, 6, 1778, 
d. 30, 7, 1862. He lived and died at West Barnstable. Th«' 
following tribute of respect was paid him in a local paper: 

Besides filling several local offices, he represented his town several years J'l t):? 
General Court, being on the first occasion the youngest ineinber, and on l^•-' 
last, one of the oldest members of the House. He possessed an original arid r.'-ti.c 
mind, and a heart exceedingly tender and benevolent, which gave character 
religious and political views, and made him instinctively the friend of the p' 
suft'rring, and the oppressed. 

Children, born in West Barnstable: 

1327. i. Albert, b. 9, 2, 179S; d. 16, 5, 1S67. 

ii. I.YI'IA P., b. 21, 12, 1799; d. 20, 9, 1S73; m. Silas Jones. The fnll'V.-- 
ing was contained in a newspaper notice of her decei'se : " A bdy <••'■ 


high intellectual calt'.irt-, of dii.;niru. ! maimers. She N\riS f'~ir inany 
years .in accepted teochcr in a school (ot young Ladies. While licr 
strength remained, she '.vas as?ijcin.led with church and Saiiday-school 
as an efficient colaboror. Jn a!! hjr in'crcoursc, ?he diffused the life 
of a sweet Christian influoice." 

1328. iii. Jaukz, h. 18, 6, 1803; d. 8, 4, 1867, 

1329. iv. John S., b. 22, 12, iSo.|; d. 16, 4, 1S45; drowncu while in a [A. 

V, Hannah, b. iS, u, 1S06; m. 11, 4, 1833, Ambrose >Iaywp.rd, .and has 

four children living, tliree of whom are married. Hannah was living 

in Brockton in T8S5. 
vi. MEHlTAi;Lr, b. 17, 6, 1S08; d. 10, 8, 1825. 
vii. Eliza, b. 19, 2, iSio; d. 14, 2, 1878; m. Taid j. Fish, who d. 18, 2, 

1S71, and had Ferdinand and Mary G., the liv'iig in Xew Yorlc 

and the latter in Acuslmet in 18S5. 

1330. viii. Freeman, b. 11, 10, iSiij d. 31, 5, 1869; m. i, 4, 1S35, Adeline Par- 

ker, b. 24, 3, 1813, d. 19, 2, 1S83. They had a dau. Frances E., who 
m. L. \V. Rogers, who was a house painter in Fx-ston for man.y years. 
Frances and her dau. ^YIl'.ifrcd IL were living iu Canilniclgc in 1S85. 

133!. ix. rARKKK, b. 24, 9, 1813; d. 13,9, 1835. Graduate of Bowdoin college. 

1332. X. Roi;i-.RT, b. 22, 7, 1S15; d. 16, 2, 1S16. 

xi. Henkietta, b. II, I, 1817; m. 2d mo.. 1S35, ^^'- Rufus lleldcn, who d. 

4th mo., 1870. She was living in Amherst in 1SS5. 
xii. Emmeune, b. 27, 2, 1819; d. 30, 7, 1873. It is said that she was a lady 
of rare excellence of character and sweetness <jf disposition, and was 
admired and loved by every one with whom she came in contact. She 
possessed a di-licate refinement and poetical nature, which ciiaracter- 
ized many of her brothers and sisters. These, combined with practi- 
cal sense and judgment, made her of inestimable worth in her home. 
She m. 2, 9, 1 83S, Frederic Parker,* b. 14, 6, 1S15, in Barnstable, 
where he d. Ii, 2, 18S2. They had: i. Frederic IL, b. I2, 7, 1S40; 
d. 19, 7, 1856, off Cape Horn. 2. Henrietta B., b. 16, 6, 1S42; d. 27, 
9, 1847. 3- Melvin, b. 27, 1, 1847; i" 'SS5 had a store and was 
postmaster in West Barnstable; m. 29, 5, 1S73, Elvira A., dau. of 
Washington Bursloy, of the same place, and Jiad sun Frederick W., 
b. II, 8, 1879. 4. Ilinritlta B., b. 15, 10, 1S48; m. 15, 11, 1871, 
Arthur W. Bacon, who in 1SS5 was a lawyer in Middletown, Conn., 
and had : I, Anna H., b. 11, 8, 1872, d. 17, 8, 1S73; 2, Emma II., b. 
28, 9, 1S74; 3, Curtis S., b. 2, 7, 1877; 4, Bertha P., b. 24, 11, 187S. 
5. Howard N., b. 19, 8, 1850; m. 26, 9, 1876, Clara E. Holmes, of 
Brooklyn, N. Y., and had : i, Miriam II., b. 1 1, 7, 1S77 ; 2, Annie IE, 
b. 27, 3, 1879; 3, Horace, b. 6, 4, 1S81. 0. Frederick, b, 15, 10, 
1S57; d. 3, 9, 1S66. 

' Frederick Parker -.vas a inccliaut la Iloston in c.-'ily life. Later he rcl.irrcd to West H;irii^tr.lilc, 
■"licre he was ensa^ed in farmins and niercanlilc puisuits. An obituary- iictice of him says: " His 
i«!^mcnt and cunsel was much sought for by his ncitrhbors and townsmen. All these thinps are 
I'li'.cns of the esteem in which he was held as a innu of business, I'nd of soind juilj'"-"' ^''"■' '-lii'-rc- 
lion in all ordinary matters." 




1 195. William ,<' {Zachcus,^ Jabcz,^ Shubad,'^ Jolm} 
yohn}) born 26, 6, 1763, in Barnstable; m. 24, i, 7796, 
Aiirelia, dan. of Peter and Mary (Smith) Yost,* who d. iq, 
2, 1827. They lived in Sandwich, and later in Falmoutii, 
where he d. 30, 11, 1824. In Liverpool, 14, 7, 1S09, In- 
was pressed into the British service, and did not see his 
family till 6, 7, 181 5. Children : 

1333. i. Fkkeman p., b. 3, 9, 1797; d. 10, 8, 18S2. 

1334. ii., b. 17, 10, 1799; d. 21, lo, 1799, in Sandwich, where lie was 


1335. iii. Charles, b. 29, 5, 1801; m. Rosilla Phinncy, of Falmouth. 

iv. AuKEi.iA Yost, b. 11, 3, 1806, in Fahnoulh; m. Thomas Shivcrick, an'i 
had : I. Maria L.; m. Joel T. Packard of Brockton, a dea'.cr in coal, 
and in 1SS5 her mother was living with her. 2. Freeman IJ.; x<:. 
Rebecca Nye, of Falmouth. lie was in the army in the war of 'isf 
Rebellion, and was afterwards foreman of a shoe factory in brorkfo.i. 
He died in 1884, and Rebecca went to live with her daughter Carrie. 
They had: i, Charles H, H.; 2, Carrie, m. Andrew Dininock, livel 
in Brockton in 1SS5, and had a dau. Esther. 

1336. V. Wir.i.iAM II., b. 14, 6, 1S16. 


1199. Salmon,^ {Gcorgx^^ George G.,^ 'John,^ '^yjhn':-' 
yoJin^^) born in Barnstable or Gill, probably the latter 
place; m. Wealthy Wise. He resided most, if not all lii-^ 
life, in Gill. Children, perhaps not in order of birth : 

i. Betsey, b. 6, i, 1784; d. — ; m. ist, BuUard; m, 2d, Jonathan 

ii. Abigail, b. — ; d. — ; m. Alfred Goodrich. 

iii. Naomi, b. — ; d. — ; m. ist, Loring Rislcy; m. 2d, Otis Has!ing>. 
1337- iv. John, b. iS, i, 1797; d. — . 

1338. V. Samuel W., b. 6, i, iSoi ; d. 1841. lie was a fine looking, intciligcti', 
generous hearted man; was never married. lie is the J 'on S;iiua<-' 
referred to in Kendall's Santa Fe Expedition, vol. i. He went .io ••.•! 
through Texas into Mexico with a party of adventurers, in 1841, un.I'.s 
Kendall, a brother of the then U. S. postmaster-general. TJie psr;) 
was captured by Mexican soldiers. Don Samuel escaped, vas rcc.;]'- 

* Peter Yost's family livpcl in Knlmouth. There is a house still standing ia tliat 'own, l^^'"'' "J 
Peter Yost anu V\'i!liam Rowland. 

JOHN Rowland's descendakt.^. 363 

Uirtd, ami aftci-.vnnls shot. Keiichxll writes : " Six of the j,'u.'.r(i then 
steppcfl back a yard or two, took tltJiberate aim at hib back, anc"; 
b-efore the r<rport of their muskets died away poor Holland was in 
eternity. Thus fell <?s noble, as generous, and as brave a man as ever 
walked the earth. He was a native of New Bedford, Massachusetts, 
of good family, and by his gentlemanly and aflaljle dejx-rtmciit liad 
endeared himself to every member ot the exjiedition. In a daring 
attempt to escape and reach Colonel Cooke's party, in order to give 
him impoitant information, he had been retaken after a desperate 
struggle, and ihe life he could not lose in the heat of that struggle tal.en from liim in this base and cowardly manner." 


f T199, Solomon,^ {George,^ George (9./ ~fohn,^ yo/ni.~ 

J.Jnu^) born 25, 9, 17S0, in Gill; d. 2, 9, 1870; m. 11, 
I. 1804, Liicinda Bullard, of Gill, b. 3, 4, 1772, d. 9, 7, 
1868. The}" lived and died in Bridgewater, N. Y. He 
was a farmer. Children : 

!!379. i. CiiKSTER, b. 6, 9, JS04; d. 29, 3, 18S2; m. 30, 9, 1S29, Achsa Kennedy, 
who was killed, 27, 8, 18^15, by the overturning of a wagon in which 
she was riding; ra. 2d, in 184S or 1S49, Sophronia V7ade. JTad: 
I I. Charles Wesley, b. 24, 10, 1S29; m. and has one child; in 1885 

I was a practising physician in Newark, Mich. 2. Clark G., b. 8, 8, 

^ 1831, in Barre, N. Y.; m. Marcia Brown, and had Marcella, b. 17, i, 

1869, and Constance G., b. 12, 8, 1875, who were born in Kalamazoo, 
Mich. Clark (J. is a Unitarian minister, was ordained nth mo,, 18^9, 
I and 3d mo., 1S60, begun to preach in Tremont, 111. In 1805 he be- 

I came pastor of the Unitarian church in Kalamazoo, Mich., and i, 9, 

I 18S1, went to the Unitarian church in Lawrence, Kansas, where he 

was in 1885. 3. De Witt C, b. 18, 11, 1834, in Adrian, Mich. 4. 
(By 2d wife) Achsali L., b. 31, 12, 1S49, in Rome, Mich, 5. 
i Martha L., b. 20, i, 1852, in Hudson, Mich. 6. Sarah E., b. 5, 2, 

!• 1855. 7. George A., b. 17, i, 1861 ; d. 25, 12, 18O4. 8. Mary, b. 5th 

mo., 1865. 
ii. LuciNDA, b. 6, 12, 1S06; m. 15, i, 1S29, Amos Allen, and had: i. 
Sarah J., b. 23, 11, 1829. 2. P>crett E., b. 5, 5, 1833. 3. Caroline 
A., b. 17, 9, 1S38; d. 7, 8, 1840. 4. George H., b. 23, 8, 1842; 
killed, 5, 5, 1S64, in the battle of the Wilderness. He a member 
of the Sophomore class in Hamilton college, and left it to join, the 
146th New York Vols. One of his comrades wrote to his mother: 
" It is due to the fidelity, the patriotism and the purity of his Christian 
example, that a few words should be said tributary to the memory of 
one whose loss we, in common with you, so deeply feel. He has 
gone, but he has left to us the examples and influence of a life as pure 



and irrcproachaVjlc as liis death was glorious. ... If it was for- 
tunate for him to have died thus early, it was doubly fortunate to Ikivc 
been prepared ; and though no monument may ever be rair^cd over hi? 
remains, the influences of hisHfe, and more than all, the eternal exist- 
ence of the great trutli in the defence of wliich he met his death, v jH 
form a monument to his memory, whiter than marljle, more lastiu}; 
than adamant." 5. Mary A., b. 6, li, 1844. In 1S85 Mr. and Mrs. 
Allen lived at Oriskany Falls, N. Y., where he was a f.irmcr. 'i'hey 
had a pleasant celebration of their golden wedding in 1879. 

1340. iii. Ai.VA, b. 3, 12, iSoS; m. 3, 9, 1S34, Sarah Ward, of Earre, Mass., b, 4. 

4, I Si 8, d. 16, 3, 18S3. In 18S5 he was living in Albion, N. Y., where 
he had been for many years. Mad: i, V\'ard ^V., b. 16, 5, iSi;i; 2 
Charles P., b. 21, 10, 1853; 3, Clarence A. D., b. 13, 4, 1S59. Ii: 
1S84 Ward was living at Stevens Point, \\'is.; Charles in Albion, N 
Y.; Clarence in New London, Wis. Alva and Sarah had eight othci 
children, six of whom died young; two girls, Mary Ann and Sarah, 
were living in 18S5. 
iv. Mki.inda, b. 15, II, iSio; m. 30, 10, 1833, Plii''P Harvey. 
V. Mary, b. 19, 10, 1813; m. 29, 3, 1841, Clesson BalLird. 

1341. VI. Seth, b. 27, 5, 1816, at Bridgewater, N. Y; m. 17, 12, 1S40, Adrdinc 

Munroe, and had: i. Munroe, b. 18, 7, 1S42; m. iS, 2, iS;2 
Louise Blanchard, of Constantino, Mich., and had: I. I'Vank, b. 27, 
10, 1873; 2, Emma A., b. 25, 7, 1875; 3' ^'i^ice, b. 17, 6, 1S77; 4, 
Seth, b. 28, 3, 1884. Munroe had a good common school edaic.iticn. 
lie enlisted, 26, 9, 1S61, in the loist New York Vols., and served ir. 
the Army of the Potomac. At the last battle of Bull Run hew.-M 
stunned by a Minie ball, in a bayonet charge. His brigade va: 
repulsed just at that moment, leaving him a prisoner of war. lb 
taught school in New York, New Jersey, and Michigan. Ai'tei hi: 
marriage he bought a farm in Breckenridge, Mich., on which he re 
sided in 1885. 2. Sarah, b. iS, 10, 1844; m. II. II. Eliott, and ii 
1885 lived in Brookfield, N. Y. 3. Mary L., b. 3, 9, iS/]/ ; ni. Ari''i: 
Knight, of Sauf]uoit, N. Y. 4. Harvey J., b. 10, 6, 1852; is a fiui?ie 
at Bridgewater, N. Y. 5. Emma A., b. 10, i, 1858; d. 27, J2, 1S74 

1342. vii. George, b. 7, 7, 1818; m. 9, 4, 1850, Louisa Savery. His occui)ntioi 

is that of a carpenter and joiner, and in 1885 he resided in Rome, Is. V. 
where he had lived for many years. Had: i. Isabelle A.. I\ ;S, 9 
1S51. 2. Willard C, b. 28, i, 1S54, at Rome, N. Y.; ni, 10, 6, 1S/4 
at East Saginaw, Mich., I-lslella E. Lane, of Walertown, N. Y., an 
had: I, George Lane, b. 3, 10, 1876, at East .Saginaw, Mich; 2, Ere. 
D. W., b. I, 6, 1S78; 3, Franklin C, b. 26, 11, 18S0; 4, Harry P. 
b. 3, 7, 1S83; the last three were born in St. Louis, Mich. Wiikird h.:- 
lived in Rome, N. Y., and I-'ast .Saginaw, Mich., where his occup-^tier 
was that of clerk. In 1879 he established a baggage line bu.-;i;u'5s ii 
St. Louis, Mich., which he was conducting in 1SS5. 3. Caroline I., '' 
26, 12, 1856; d. 15, 10, 1S63. 4. Edward M., Ii. 12, 9, 185S; in. >'J 
10, iSSi, Lilian Ford, of Richlicld Springs, N. Y, 5. Kit h.ird .S., b 
10, 6, 1863. 6. Clesson B., b. 16, 10, 1867. 


JOHN IIOWLAXd's descendants. 365 

■ 1256. 

1 199. Chester,^ (Grfl;\ov,'^' Gcorgr G.,'^ "John^ JoJin^ 
Jo^in,^) bori! 13, 6, 1783, in Gill; m. i, 10, iSio, SaraJi 
\\niiLn-iorr , Avho d. 5, 5, 1855. lie d. 6, lo, 1847, at tiic 
residenCL of his dau. Dolly Ann, in Southampton. Chil- 
dren : 

i. S'".ka:! VV., 1). 16, 9, 1S12; d. iS, 2, 1837; m. 13, II, 1S30, lleniy 
Gridley, of Southampton, wlio d. 26, I, 1S50, and liad a dau. Olia 
A., >>'ho m. C. ^Y. M. Smith ; lived in 1SS5 in San Francisco, Cal. 

ii. lIvRRiET, b. — ; d. in infancy. 

iii. LliciiKTiA, b. 20, 6, 18x9; d. 19, i, 1SS2; m. ^Yi]liarll II. Avery, of East- 
hamptoii, and had a son George II. and a daugliter. 

iv. 1^'J] LY Ann, b. 13, 3, 1821-, m. ist, 16, 3, 1S40, Menry Gridley, of 
Southampton, and liad a sun Flenry Howlaml, wlio in 1885 was hvirg 
in Hulyoke; ni. 2d, 1854, D. Dwight Whitmore, of Sunderland, and 
had: 1, Daniel D., b. 23, 5, 1S57; 2, Jane Dolly, b. 17, 4, i860; 3, 
Lucrelia A., b. 20, 10, 1S64. In 1SS5 Ihey had lived, for many years 
in Sunderland. 

f ■ • ■ • 

- • 1257. 

1199. George,^' ((9rf;;^'r,^ Gcorgr G.,'^ yuJin^^ ^ohn^- 
yo/m,^) born 17, 12, 17SS, in Gill; m. ist, 17, 12, iSii, 
f Tabitha Luce, of Gill, b. 12, 11, 1789. Thc}- moveil to 
Ontario co., N. Y., about 1819, and in the Spring of 1825 
went to xVlbion, Orleans co., where he hired a farm, which 
he afterwards bought, and on v^hich he died, 12, i, 1875. 
Tabita d:'ed 29, 6, 1823, and he m. 2d, 24, i, 1824, JMrs. 
Mar ^' Ridley, lie was blind the .last thirty-eight 3'eary o( 
his life. Children : 

1343. i. PoK-TKR L., b. 3, 3, 1813, in Gill; d. i6, 2, 1S80, in Hudson, Mich.; m. 
in Carlton, Mich., Emiranda lialdwin, who died in Michigan. 'I'hcy 
had two sons and two daugliters. 

1344. ii. Henry Harrison, b. 4, 2, 1S15, in Gill; m. 7, 10, 1S46, Lucind.i Scoit. 
of Vernon, Vt. He was one of the early pioneers of western New 
York. His occuiwtion has lieen that of farmer, and he has Ijeci 
highly res])ccted in flie cuinmunity where he has resided, 'lluy lia ] : 
I, Sarah H., b. 14, 7, 1S50, d. 4, 9, 1S59; 2, Mary II., b. 17, 2, l^S'S- 
5n^29, 12, 1874, (". l'>. Gray. 

1345. "' Gkiirgk Dj;xter, b. 8, 12, iSiS, in (lill ; m. .\hena Scott, b. 6, i, iS:'l>. 
He has been a farmer in Ontario co., N. Y. They had: 1. Emme- 
line, b. 14, 2, 1843; m. 7, I, 1861, John Denney, and had: I, Casric; 



1206. JoiJTs-,'5 (Jo/n!,^ Joh,^ John,^ Jo/ni,~ Jo/in?) born 
8, 6, 17S9, in Conway; m. ist, 6, 6, 1S16, Nancy, dau. <!l 
Consider Arorton, of Whalel}-, b. 8, 5, 1795, d. 2, i, 1857"' 

2, Chnrles; 2> Thactdeus; ^, Grace. 2. Caroline M., b. 25, 5, iS^fi; ' 

111. 6, I, 1869, Ji)hii Lovcl.nce; no cliilclren. In 1885 lived near Ge- ' 

neva, N. Y, 3. Henry 11., h. 3, 12, 1S50; ni. 11, n, 1S74, Alii,.- ^ 

Eurgess, and had ;1 son Roy B. * 

iv. Tabitiia a., b. 19, 4, 1823, in Ontario co., N. V.; in. 28, 10. ^-i;, .-it \ 

her father's residence in Alljion, N. V., Gain R. I'alterson, of the sainr * 

place, and had: i. George H., b. 27, 4, 1S49, in Albion, N. Y.; in. u 

28, 12, 1S73, in riymouth, Mich., Edith Everett; d. 14, 5, 1874,111 | 

Plymouth, Ixlich. 2. Emma II., b. 15, 6, 1851, in Albion, N. Y.; m. 1 

20, 2, 1S67, in Plymouth, Mich., Collins, and had l.onlt-i 

E., b. 14, 6, JS69, in Plymouth, Mich. 3. Melvin A., b. 7, 8, 1854,111 

Gaines, N. Y'.; in. 4, 9, 1878, in Plymouth, Mich., Phebe E!ey. The J 

family resided in Albion until 1861, when they moved to Plymoutl;. * 

Mich., ^\■here they were living in 18S5. | 

1258. \ 

1200. Capt. JoiiN,'^ {DauicU'' John,:" John,^ Jolni:- \ 

Jo/iH,^) born 23, 11, 1780; m. Nancy Winsor, of Duxbury, I 

b. 27, 12, 1788, 'd. 2, 9, 1856, in Boston. He was a masler- | 

mariner. Children : I 

i. Ann T., b. 12, 2, 1S09; m. 5, 4, 1S29, Nath;niel Winsor, b. 30, 6, iSo}, | 

and had a son Justin, who in 1885 was librarian of Harvard coll^ro. Ji 

1346. il. John, b. 30, 3, 1812; d. 20, 9, 1S32; killed at sea by lightning. '% 
iii. Cordelia M., b. 16, 12, 1S13. I 

1347. iv. LuciAN L., b. 25, 7, 1819; m. ist, 4, 6, 1846, Ehza Newell, dau. oi -i 

Jonas Smith, of Earre, b. 1819, d. 1S47; m. 2d. 22, 6, 183.I, Ellen P., | 

dau. of Seth Simmons, of P.oston. In 18S4 they lived in Roxlxirv. | 

Had: i. Lucian Herbert, b. 8, 3, 1S47, "'• 2, n, 1S72, Mary J. S:.r- | 

gent, of Dunbarton, N. II., .and had Albert, 1-.. 10, 3, 1S7S. 2. (Hy 2-\ | 

wife,) Arthur, b. 25, 8, 1S5S. | 

1348. V. Jerome, b. — ; d. — . ' 

1349. vi. Jerome P., b. 23, 2, 1827; m. Harriet, dau. of James Fowle, of Posloii, I 

and had: I, Ella Fessenden, b. 2, 11, 1S47, in Dorchester; 2, William * 

IT., b. 3, 12, 1856, in Duxbury, ni. iG, 5, 1877, Nettie F., dau. :>!' | 

George D. Cox, of Boston, b. 16, 9, 1S60, in Chelsea, and had Eviii!) ? 

Ella, b. 16, 2, 1878, in Boston. * 


m. 2d, Mrs. Olive (Gorham Hall) jlates, ^vho d. i, 3, 1871. 
]Ie died at Conway, 5, 12, 1S78. Children : 

i. VlAEKiFf N., b. 24, ''), 181 7; fl. 31, 5, 1S40. 

1350. ii. Ai.i.EN, b. 10, 2, 1S19; r1. 10, 3, 1S19. 

1351. iii. Asa Am.ent, b. 8, 2, 1S20. 

1-^52. iv. John Mills, b. 5, 5, 1822; d. 24, 3. 1S51? in Spnugfield; ni. about 
1S4S, Cornelia Woolworlli. 

1353. V. Clakk Milton, b. 22, 3, 1.824; i"- ist, 25, 11, 1852, Marietta M. Boy- 

den, b. 17, 4, 1828, d. 21, 3, TS71; m. 20, Abl-ic R.. Bruce. Childrc!'. 
by first wife: I, Charles Dv.ight, b. 4, i, 185/, d. • ?, 9, iSCo; 2, llat- 
tic Clark, b. 24, 5, 1S57, m. 28, 7, 18S0, in Hartford, Conn., Eugene 
Swan; 3, Kate Eoyden, b. 29, i, 1S59, m. T. 3. Chandler, of ]]oston; 
4, I'mma Boydcn, b. 30, 11, 1S60, m. 11, 8, 1.SS1-. in Worcester, Anson 
F. Cobb, of Montague; 5, INfary Dwight, b. 17, 7, 1862; 6, P'rcd, 1>. 
J 8, 4, 1864; 7, John Frank, b. i, 7, 1S6S; 8, Hubert Russell Lee, b. 
20, I, 1 87 1. 

1354. vi. DwiGUT, b. 7, 5, 1826; d. 2, 3, 1862. 

vii. Elizabeth, b. 19, 9, 1S28; d. 24, 8, 1870. 

1355. viii. Charles M., b. 25, 11, 1S30; d. in, 10, 1S53. 

ix. Nancy J., b. 27, i, 1S33; d. 20, 2, 1S52. 

1356. X. Saijuel I'"., b. 21, 8, 1S35; 'inmarried; moved to New York, where in 

1885 he was a dentist. 
xi. Mary M., b. 18, 3, 1839; d. 25, 8, 1S57. 

Most of the above children died of con3umj)tion, caused by bad loca- 
tion of residence. 


1206. William AvERY,« {John,^ Job,"- John,^ Johu^ 
'Jo/in,''-) born 17, 5, 1794, in Conwa}' ; m. 9., 12, 1819, Han- 
nah, dan. of Consider jNIorton., of Whately, b. 10, 9, 1797, 
d. 30, 8, 1875. He d. 24, 6, 1878, at CoVi^va3^ Children: 

1357. i. EinvAKi), b. 28, 6, 1S21; d. 24, 8, 1S63. 

135S. ii. William, b. 12, 12, 1S22; d. 23, 12, 18S0. 

'359- 'i'. George, b. 30, 7, 1824. lie graduated at Amherst college in the clas.s 
of '50, and was a tutor in the college for several years. Later he 
moved to Chicago, where he was principal of the high school for 
many years, and in 1885 was superintendent of schools in that city. 

1360. iv. Henry, b. 29, 3, 1827; d. (■>, 5, 1883. 

1361. V. Allen, b. 20, i, 1832; d. 13, i, 1S57. He wr., a druggist in Chicago, 

where he died. 
I vi. Eli7.\ S., b. 13, II, 1833; d. 30, 8, 1S36, in Conway. 

f '362. vii. Erancis, b. 11, 6, 1S36; d. i, 4, 183S, in Conw.iy. 

'3f>3. viii. Francis, b. 3, 9, 1838. He lives on the houKstcarl, and is a fanner. 

i3<J4- ix. Walter M., b. 22, 7, 1840. 



1208. Wakren Siiove,'^ (yob,' Joh: Jo/m,^ Jolni,'' 
John,'') born 31, 8, 1798, In Conway; m. 17, 1, 1832, Sa- 
rah S. Wood, of Amherst, where she lived after the dcrJh 
of her husband. Me died 4, 7, 1S72. Children, all born 
in Amherst except the last : 

i. Maky Rr.inxcA, b. 23, 3, 1S33. 

1365. ii. John Warkkn, b, 14, 4, 1835; m. Irene Burnell. 

iii. Sakau Woods, b. 21, 2, 1837; m. 21, i, 1S69, George N. Jones, an! 
had: i, Charles 1 J.; 2, Harry W.: 3, Howard S.; 4, Warren H. 

1366. iv. Charles Otis, b. 24, 7, 1839; d. io, 3, 1S40. 

V. Cathakink FifHKr, b. 13, 9, iS^i. 
vi. Ci.ARA Stkvkns, b. 7, 3, 1S44. 
vii. Fanny Lutuek, b. 7, 6, 1847. 

1367. viii. Mofiait, b. 14, 9, 1849. 


120S. ■JobFisher,^ {Job-' Job,\John? John,'' John^) 
born 26, 4, 180S, in Conway ; m. 30, 6, 1834, at Grossc Isle. 
Mich., Emily Ahord, of Greenfield. He was living i.. 
Harlem, N. Y., in iSSo; d. 28, 5, 18S2. Children : 

i. ^lARY Cathakim:, 1). 6, 7, 1836; d. 27, 12, 1S3G; born and dicJ i ' 

Detroit, Mich. 
ii. Catharine Elizakeih, b. 6, 11, 1837, in Conway; d. i, 7, 183S.. ^ 


1368. iii. Elijah Alvord, b. 4, 5, 1S39. 

1369. iv. Henry Raymond, b. i, 6, 1844. 

1208. Jonathan Otis,« {Joh,"^ Job,' John,^ John: 
John-") born 28, 4, 1810, in Conway; m. ist, 5, 4'^^'"^;^^ 
in Detroit, Mich., Sarah Ann Denio, b. 9, 10. iSiS, in Bv 
tavia, N. Y., d. 15, 9, 1848, in Rochester, N. Y. ; m. :-^'- 
22, 5, 1859, i" Rochester, N. Y., Elizabeth Farnsworiii- ^"• 
iS, n, 1823, in Boston, d. 8, i, 1870, in Rochester, X- '• - 
where he died, 12, 9, 1873. Children by first wife : 

1370. i. Chauncy W., b. 28, 12, 1S37; d. 15, 9, 1S4S. 
ii. Hakrh:t N., b. 28, 12, 1S37; d. ist mo., 1S3S. 



W [ LL 1 A M M I LTO N HOW L. A N F^ 

«T?(.M C'lPIfO PIiCTO. 


; Yji. iii. Ai.isr.RT M., b. 23, i, 1S44. 
1372. iv. Chauncv W., I). 13, 5, 1S5?. 


120S. William Milton,^ (Jod,'' Jod,' John-" John;' 
Joim,'^) born iS, 5, 1817, in Conway; m. 10, 10, 1843, 
Louisa Sophia Look, of Conway, b. 4, 11, 1S15. He was 
engaged in tlic manufacture of carriages for a while in his 
native town. In 1S47 he moved to Springfield with his 
raniil}^ where he worked as a machinist, and soon after 
found an opening in Leominster, where he engaged in active 
business. There his far-seeing business qualities and ster- 
ling integrity were soon known, and early in life he became 
(jne of the leading men of the town, and held \^arious posi- 
tions of responsibility and trust. He was public spirited, 
and his advice and judgment were sought on all public en- 
terprises. He was of a very genial disposition, having a 
kind word for every one. In 1872, when the church and 
society to which he belonged built a new church edifice, at 
.1 cost of sixty-five thousand dollars, he was one of the 
largest contributors, and was chosen chairman of the build- 
ing committee. When the building was completed, the 
church and society were more than satisfied with his man- 
agement of the enterprise. He was an earnest Christian, 
a model husband, and a loving father. The memory of 
such a man is blessed. He died 11,9, 1874, ^^^^^ ^ brief 
illness of five da3''s. His life may truly be said to have been 
it remarkably successful one, for he commenced life in hum- 
ble circumstances, and by unflinching industry and honest 
dealing he rose to a position of aflluence and responsibility. 
His widow was living in 18S5. At a meeting of the Leo- 
niinster water board, held 12,9, 1874, ^^"^^ following action 
^"' as taken : 

J^esolvcti, Ihat in the suilclen death of our esteemed fellow-townsman and worthy 
''."Other member and treasurer of Ihc Leominster water board, William M. Ilowland, 
' ''1-, we feel tliat the town has lost a faithful public servant, this community one of 
^-c noblest works of God, an honest man, tlie water board a devoted member r.:;d 

n U 


true friend, and that .in excmplniy and loving husband and father has been talcn 
from his deeply bereaved family, to whom we would convey our deepest sympot}.-. 
in their sorrow. 


i. ElizAiskth Carvek, b. i8, 12, 1S45; m. 3, 6, 1S6S, Clarence, son of 
Timothy P. and Louisa C. Kenney, of Leominster, where they livt-.j 
in 1S84, and where he was of the firm of Foster Bros. & Kenney, lar,;;: 
dealers in f^roccries, crockery, &c. Had a son William Ilowlaiul, ! . 

22, 7, 1S7I. 

1273. i 



1209. BENjAisriN Jenkins, ° {^Bcnjaiiih,^ Job^'^ yolin? \ 

"John^ yo/in,^) born 25, 9, 1795; d. o, 12, 1874, ^" ■^*^"'^' I 

York; m. 1821, Susanna, dau. of Tallrird and Susanna 
Clark, of West Cambridge, now Arlington, b. 15, 5, 179'S, 
d. 8, 7, 18S0. Benjamin J. was born in a house built by hi.s 
father, corner of Pleasant and Washington streets, Boston. ;, 

He was m. in Charleston, S. C, where he lived for a tinu-, 
and where his cliildren were born. He was intensely inter- 
ested in the Howland genealogy, encouraged the writer in 
his eflbrts, and contributed largely to the headstone erecl-'J 
to the memor}' of John IIoNNland in Plymouth. Childrer, : 

i. Emii.Y, b. 15, II, 1S22, In 18S5 was livii g in Lhiladelphia, Pa., unm. 
ii. Matiuja, b. 23, 5, 1S24; d. 1S76; m. Pruf. William Channing Rusm!:, 
of Columbia, Anfioch, and Cornell universities. 

1373. iii. WiixiAM V.., b. 30, I, 1S26; ra. 1st, Ellen Fisher, of Charleston.. S. C, 

and had a son Benjamin Jenkins, who in 1884 was a cotton niercb"' : 

in Mempliis, Tcnn.; m. 2d, Elizabeth Kiddell, of Charleston, ir. (--i - 

and had several children, only one of whom, William E., of ^Jemll^.>-'■; „ 

Tenn., was living in 1S85. William E., Sr., was in the rebel a;n;y ^ 

during the whole war. This is only the second Howland I have he?!" ' % 

of who was in arms against the U. S. government in the war o! ;':<■ - 
iv. Louisa, b. 22, 10, 1S27; m. Woodbridge Hudson, of New York ci'y. 

1374. v. Fkancis, b. 8, 2, 1S30; m. 30, 9, 1854, Frances W., dau. of the I'-'-c ^ 

Judge Sclh Ames, of Jilass., and g. d. of Fisher Ames; no children. ^ 

1375. V). EinvA!;i>, b. 15, 9, 1S32; m, in London, Eng., Marie Stephens; n^' | 

children. He was graduated at Harvard College in 1853, aiu'. h^^ i? 

since devoted much of his time to literary pursuits. His nane ^r-.*- '^ 

quently appears in the index to Harper's Magazine. In iSSj "f"^ | 

living in Hammonton, N. J. i, 


vi'., C(;k:x')'., h. 2C, F, f^^i- 
I J76. vi^i. HoKACK, u. 10, 12, iSjC; cl. 12, 9, 1838. 

1377. ix. liuKAi J., b. -24, 7, /S39; m. 29, 9, 1S63, H'.-ltn C, riiu. of Lewis II. 
Morris, of Ntw York, and haci : i, Caroline E., b. 19, 7,1864; 2, 
Francis II., L. 16, i, 1S6S. In 1884 he was connected with ?. puWi- 
calion called The Keystone, in New York cit . 
X. IIi:Li-.N, !:>. iS, 2, 1842; IV.. Edmund \Ve;more, of New York city. 


1209. George,'' (Bc?!j(r.'!/ii;,-' Job,'' John? JoJin^- 
JuJiii.,^) born 12, 7, 1798, in Tjoslon ; m. i^, 5, 1823, Caro- 
line Hay, b. 4, i, 1801, in Boston. He liv^ed in Boston, 
where he V\'as a large dealer in lard, oi', 5:c. He wa.s a 
man of uprightness and the strictest biisin.\ss integrit}". He 
was for many years deacon of the Harvard Street cluirch, 
Boston. Children, all borri in Boston except the youngest : 

i. Cafounf, m., b. 7, 2, 1S24. 
1378. ii. Gkokge II., b. 26, 3, 1S25, d. 7, 8, 1S.S2, in Kenncbunkport, JNIe.; m. 
3, 5, 1854, Clara Burleigh Kv, er, and had : 1, Clara Frances, b. 10, 2, 
1859; 2, Addic Maria, b, 2, 10, 1862. He live i in or near Boston 
nearly all his life, and v. as for many years a member of the fnni of 
Ripley, Howland & Co., manufacturing jewel :rs, of Boston and New 

iii. Mary A., b. 26, 3, 1826; d. 1859, in Needhan-i. 

iv. M., b. 16, II, 1S2S; m. Daniel F. Goi id. 

V. Rkpkcca G., b. 27, 9, 1836. In 1SS5 was living at 758 Dudley street, 


I2IO. SouTinvoRTH Ki^^.v.^ ,^{Sout/ru'or/h,^ Job,^ John,^ 
Juhn,^ yolni,'^) b. 11, 9, 1800; m. 30, 9, 1823, Esther, dau. 
of Capt. William and Betsey (Barnes) AHen, of riymoutli, 
h. 13, 7, 1801, d. 14, 4, i860, in Worcester, where he d. 7, 
10, 1882. He was born in AVest Brooktield, learned the 
bookbinder's trade of Joseph Avery in Plymouth, and in 
the Fall of 182 1 went to Worcester, where iie went into tl.e 
bookbiiidery and retail book trade, in t!^c firm of Dorr 6z. 
Howland, until 1842. From this time i;vitil 1852 he was in 
the same business alone. At the latter d ite he went into the 


insurance business, in which he continued until his healdi 
failed. An obituary of him says : 

lie was an active and useful citizen, an energetic worker, charitable and kind to 
all; a man who loved liis home, and the church, at which he was a constant at- 
tendant; a dlhgent str icnt and reader of llic Bible. 

Children : 

1379. i. Soi'-iiiwoRTii Allen, b. 5, 7, 1826; d. 29, 3, 1S28. - f 

ii. Esther Al'.en, b. 17,8, 1828; unmarried. I 

1350. iii. Charles Alt.en', b. 4, 9, 1829. | 

1351. iv. Edward Tayso^', b. 6, 4, 1S34; m. Elizabeth Iloldcn, of Quincy, wh'. '{ 

d. 6, 8, 1S75. He has been for a number of years actively engage ! i 

in the insurance business, and in 18S5 resided in Quincy. * 

1352. V. WJLLL4M Oris, b. 27, 3, 183S; m. 23, 6, 1870, Ella F., dau. of hx.:z \ 

Shepard, and had: i, Shcpard, b. 29, 3, 1S71, in Quincy; 2, Aiicn ^ 

Shepard, b. at Swatow, China; 3, Jehala Shepard, b. in Worcester. "* 

1280. I 

1210. Henry Jenkins,^ {Southzvorih,^ Joh,'^ John? \ 

John,^ John,"") born 26, 10, 1810, in West Brookfield ; m. f 

29, II, 1832, Ellen Maria, wid. of Horace H. .Smith, and | 

dau. of Phineas and Nancy Dow, of Boston, b. 5, 11, 1810. | 

She m. 24, 4, 1828, H. H. Smith, who d. 14, 10, 1S29, and * 

had Anna Maria, b. 29, 4, 1829, who m. 29, 11, 1852, Sam- I 

uel D. Clark, b. 4, 7, 1826, at Sanbornton, N. H. Henry | 

J. served an apprenticeship of seven j-ears to the printiPi! | 

business, in the office of the Boston Post; went to Worce.-- ^ 

ter in 1831, and purchased a half interest in a printinir ofiicc. \ 

This he subsequently sold to his brother, S. A. Howland. | 

and he returned to Boston, where he had charge of the Ma-- | 

sachusetts Sunday School Depository for a year. h\ July. I 

1835, he again went into the printing business, where iif | 

remained in 1885. He has printed many popular work.''. | 

besides a number of papers. He was for three year.s ;« t 

member of the Sunday school committee of Worcester, nivi J 

one year was secretar3- of the board. He has been sec;o- | 

tary of the Worcester Baptist Sunday School Association. | 

excepting one 3-ear when illness prevented hi.s servini;. |' 


fioiri 1835 to 18S5. Previous to 1830 he wrote nnd p-ib- 

li.shed a book of "Lessons for Infant Sabbath Schools, 

with a Plan for Conducting an Infant Class." So far as 

knovs'n, this is the first lesson-book for such schools ever 

published.* He lias served for man}' 3''ears as parish clerk 

of the First and Main Street Baptist societies of Worcester. 

lie lias served in the common council of the same cit}'-, and 

held other positions of public trust. A sketch of his life, in 

•' Reminiscences of Worcester," closes as follows : " Hav- 

i ing finished his threescore years, JNIr. Rowland shows no 

j signs of decline ir physical or intellectual vigor, but exhibits 

f the strength and robust vigor of his best da3's. He is an 

I earnest Christian laborer, especiall}^ in the Sunda3^-school 

I work." Children : 


I i. Harriet L., b. 6, 11, 1833; m. 6, 12, 1S60, David Whitney of Auburn, 

» who d. 2d mo., 1S83, at Bolton. They had: i, Frederick, b. :',5, 9, 

I l86r, d. 12, n, 1861 ; 2, Henry H., b. 5, 9, 1S62; 3, lanny Louise, 

I b. 29, 6, 1867. The family resided in Auburn. 

I ii. Caroline F ., b. r6, 7, 1836; d. 21, 6, 1S40. 

I iii. ^'RA^■CES E., b. 7, 9, 183S. She resides with her parents. Slie is a 

I skillful artist, having successfully taught all varieties of drawing and 

I painting in the Maplewood Institute at Pittsfield, till her healtli failed. 

I She has since, however, painted many fine portraits and landscaj)es. 

iv. Henrieita, b. 15, 10, 1840; m. 6, 2, 1861, Henry D. Ward, b. 22, 2, 
; 1S33, at Fryeburg, Mc., and had a dau. who d. aged 12 years 9 nios. 

I V. Sarah W., b. 1, 8, 1843; ™- ii> "> 1866, Henry, son of George W. aiid 

I Olive J. Gould, b. 6, 10, 1845. They lived in Worcester, Allston, and 

I Tynn, and liad : i, Charles W., b. 1866; 2, Grace I., b. 1S71; 3, 

( Walter H., b. 26, 2, 1873. 

I vi. Mary Carvll, b. 17, 2, 1846; m. 28, 6, 1871, Cyrus H. Lang, of Spring- 

field, and had : I, Edith L., b. 9, 3, 1875; 2, Helen M., b. 26, n, 1S77. 
1383. vii. Horace H., b. 7, 6, 1S50; d. 21, 8, 185 1, in Sandwich. 



1210. William Ware,^ {SoutJnvorth,^ Joh,^ Ja/iu,-' 
I yo/,'i.>,~ yol'?!,^) born 25, 2, 1817, in West Brookfield ; m. 
I 14, }o, 1845, Susan Reed, of Heath, b. 2, 10, 1819. He 

*Sce Cathcart's Baptist Encyclopedia, page 112. 


served a partial apprenticeship at printing with Messrs. (t, 
& C. Merriam, in Springfield, and afterwards pursued a ft,;: 
course of study at Amherst college, then a course at a {\a<.- 
logical seminar}^. Soon after his marriage, he and hi^ 

wife, under the charge of tlie A. B. C. F. M., went as mi^- ' 

sionaries to Ce3don, where they have since labored usefiil!\ I 

and successfully, excepting a few years' residence in this ' 

country, to which lliey came on account of failing healti; • 

in 1857. In June, 1862, they returned to their mission f\c]d • 
with improved health, and resumed their missionary labors, 

which they still (1884) continue. On their return to Ccv- l 

Ion they left to complete their education in this countrv their i 

oldest five children, four of whom are now mission ai ics c! t 

the A. B. C. F. M., two in Ceylon, one in Madura, and « 

one in Mexico. Children : | 


X384. i. William Soitiiworth, b. 8, 7, 1S46, in Jaffna, Ceylon; m. 19, 6, 187 1. 'i 

Mary Louisa, dau. of Charles Carpenter, of Monson, and had t«. I 

children. lie fitted for college at Monson Academy, graduated :■■ | 

Amherst college in 1870, studied at Andover Theological SeminarA' | 

from 1870 lo 1S73, was ordained .at Conway 7,5, 1873, and since 1S75 J 

has been a missionary of the A. B. C. F. M. at Mand.apasalai, Madun | 

district. South India. { 

1385. ii. Samuel WiUT'iLESKY, b. 4, 3, 1 848, in Jaffna, Ceylon, India. lie fit'c ' ' 

for college at Conway, and at Williston seminary, Easthcnijiton, ani * 

in 1S70 was graduated at Amherst college. He studied at Uiiio:! | 

Theological Seminary from 1S70 to 1S73, was ordained 7, 5, 1 873, -i: » 

Conway, and was accepted as a missionary of the A. E. C. F. M. t" ? 

Oodoopitting, Ceylon, India. He m. 29, 4, 1873, Mary E., dau. <■■' | 

William Richardson, of Brooklyn, N. Y. t 

iii. Susan R., b. 15, 11, 1S49, in Ceylon, India. J 

13S6. iv. Edward Hitchcock, b. 15, 4, 1S51, in Ceylon, India; m. Mrria Thin- | 

ney, of W^^re. In 18S4 he was a successful florist in Easthamj'ton. ? 

13^7' ^- JO"^'> ^- I3> 3. 1854. in Ceylon, India; m. 9, S, 1822. I am iiiforur'! 5. 

that he was a graduate of Amherst college. f 

1388. vi. Daniel Poor, b. 7, 11, 1S56, in Conway, where he d. 14, 8, 185S. | 

1389. vii. Henry MAKTi'N, b. 21, 12, 1858, in Conway; m. 18S2, at North Pjr.pion, i. 

Eliza, dau. of Rev. Hezekiah and Eliza S. Perry, of Conway. Hf | 

graduated at Amherst college in 1882. 'i 

1390. viii. David Brainakd, b. 8, 5, 1861, at Conway. He graduated at AmlK-r^: .j 

college in 1881 ; has engaged in teaching in I'^ast Greenwich (R- I ,' j 

academy and in Northampton. I 

JOHN hov/land's descendants. 375 


I2IO. Joseph Avery, ^ {SoHi/i:i>or//i,^ 'J^h^'^ yoJiu^JoIni^ 
JoJin,^) born 19, 2, 1821 ; m, 20, 4, 1847, Adaline, dan. of 
[osiali llenshaw, of West Brookfield, where she was born. 
Ill 1S83 they were living in Worcester. Children : 

i. A)ii;iF., 1>. 23, 11, 1S4S; d. 22, 11, 1SS3; m. 20, i, iS^S' ^^'^'^' 
man C. Slillwcll, of Providence, R. ]., and had a dau. Mary, b. 6th 
mo., 1S79. 
1391. ii. Arthur Henshaw, li. 6, 9, 1S52; m. i, 10, 1S73, Abbie E., dau. of W. 
¥. Ellis, of Ashland ; no children. He is a civil engineer by profes- 
sion, and had charge of building the extension of the railroad in New 
Bedford, &c. In 1S85 he lived in Indian Orchard. 


1 21 1. JosiAH Putnam,^ {Tinw/hy,^ 'Joh^'^ yuln/,^ 'John^- 
Jo/ui.,^) born 26, 9, 1804, in Barre ; m. 29, i, 1829, Martha 
A., dau. of Br3''an B. Hervey, b. 2, 3, 1807, in Bridgewater, 
d. I, 5, 1 88 1, in Barre. Children : 

i. Martha, b. 10, 5, 1S30; m. 23, 2, 1S53, A. L. Calder, druggist, of Prov- 
idence, R. I. 

1392. ii. JosiAH P., b. 19, I, 1S37; "1- 3^ "^> 1S69, in Boston, I%Iary, dau. of Be- 

noni Taylor, of Wilmington, Vt.; no issue. He is a florist in Phila- 
delphia, Penn. 

1393. iii. WnxiAM O., b. 27, 7, 183S; d. 24, 3, 1S39, 


121 1. RuFUS,'' {Timothy,^ Job,^ John'' John'' John,^) 
^'orn 7, I, 1808, in Barre; m. 4, 3, 1851, Mary Bardwell, 
1>- 15, 10, 182 1. He is a druggist and a prominent citizen 
in Greenfield. Children : 

5. Makv p., b. 4, S, 1S52; d. 16, 12, 186S. 

'394- ii. Wh.liam R., b. i, 5, 1855; d. 25, 10, 1S56. 

iii. Ai'.BY B., b. 15, 7, 1S57; d. 29, 8, 1875. 

'395. iv. William R., b. 24, 10, 1S60. 

V, Lizzie J., b. 19, 7, 1863. 



I2II. Tir.roTiiY Jenkins,^ {Tiiiiol/iy,^ 'J<->^'>'' y'>hn,'^ 
yoJ/ii,^ yo/i)i,^) bom 18, II, 1812, in ]^>arre ; m. ist, 8, 4. 
':835, Ann J., dau. of Perry Johnson, b. 20, 7, 1814, d. ]6, 
IJ, 1853; m. 2d, 2, 2, 1854, Ruth A., dau. of Isaac ;>iid 
Nancy Gibson, and wid. of E. H. Howe, of Winchendun. 
b. in 1820. Timotliy J. d. i, 11, 18S0. His occupation 
was house painter. Children : 

i. Jane E., b. 11, 3, 1836; d. 12, 3, 1S36. 

1396. ii. Jamics a., b. 19, 6, 1S3S, in Barre; d. 8, 4, 1SS2. lie learned Uie drn<; 


1397. iii. Fkf.deric p., b. 8, 10, 1846, in Earre; m. 7, 4, 1S75, Emma M. OT.rien, 

and had son Frederick Jarvis, b. 3, 9, 1SS3. At the age of 15 he en- 
tered the drug store of E. Bigelow, Springnold, with whom he remained 
five years, and then went into the business for himself in New Vurk 
city. Later he accepted the management of one of the largest dru^:,- 
stores in Brooklyn, N. \ ., where he was in 1SS5. 


1 21 2. Capt. Daniel,^ {yo/ni,^ yoliu,'^ Samuel^ yahcz^- 
yohn,'^) born 11, 2, 1763, in Bristol, R. I. ; d. 15, 11, 1795 ; 
m. 22, 10, 1786, in Bristol, Rebecca AValdron, b. j6, i, 
1766, in Bristol, d. 8, 9, 1819, in St. Charles, JNIo. Capt. 
Daniel was part owner and commander of a vessel which 
made foreign vo3'ages, and he died at Gambia river, Africa. 
His widow and children moved to Vermont, where she m. 

Baile}', and the family afterwards settled in Missoun. 

Children, b. in Bristol, R. I. : 

1398. i. SA.MrtL, b. 9, 7, 17SS; d. — , in St. Charles, Mo.; m. ist, 1S09, in Baire, 

Vt., Polly Waters; m. 2d, Lavinia Smith, of Missouri. ?, 

ii. AuiGAii., b. 21, 4, 1790; m. 1807, in Barre, Vt., John Farwell. , 

1399. iii. Danikl, b. 21, 10, 1794; d. 12, 7, 1874, in Brooklyn, Mich.; m. 4. 7. 

1S21, in St. Charles, Mo., Gulinda Hayes, b. 4, 7, 1799, in Marcellu-., 
N. v., d. 2, 2, 1S76, in Brooklyn, Mich. Had : I. Lucrotia J., b. 6, 
4, 1S22, at St. Charles, Mo.; m. 24, 7, 1845, at Brooklyn, Mich., ]^m<-> 
Young, b. 12, 2, 1806, at Silver Springs, Penn., d. 21, ii, 1S63, at St 
Louis, Mo., and had: 1, Howard A., b. 24, 5, 1846; 2. C.ciij S., b. 
2, 9, 1848, d. 2, 9, 1850, at Charlotte, Mich.; 3, Harold E., b. 13, !?. 
1850, m. 8, 10, 1872, in Brooklyn, Mich., and had, i, Harold C, b. p, 'i', 


1876, 2, Percy B., b. 24, 8, 187S; 4, Edward, h. 22, 2, 1853, n.. 6, 11, 

1877, Carrie Chidsey, of Jolict, 111., wJicre she was b. 7, 4, 1859, and 
had, I, Frar.k W., b. 21, 9, 1S79, 2, Arthur L., \>. 19, 12, 1882, 3, Jessie 
M., b. 4, 5, 1884; 5, George P., b. 17, 2, 1S55, ni. 6, i, 1879, in Brook- 
lyn, Mich., Mary Boiieman, b. 24, 5, 1859, in Batavia, N. V., and had 
Homer J., b. 26, 9, 1880; 6, Ellen G., b. 28, 6, 1859. The above 
children of James and Lucrelia were born in Brooklyn, Mich. 2. 
Ellen A., b. 6, 7, 182S, in Bristol, N. Y.; m. 4, 4, 1850, in Brooklyn, 
Mich., Lambert Sonthworth, and had: l, Mary E., b. i, 5, 1851, in 
Albion, Mich.; 2, Harry A., b. 1843, in New York. 3. Guy t., b. ?o, 
3, 1830, at Bristol, N. Y., m. 30, 8, 1871, in Hudson, Mich., Ruth 
Miner, b. 26, 6, 1844, in that place, and had Mabel, b. 24, 11, 1S75, 
in Brooklyn, Mich. 4. Elizabeth A., b. 6, i, 1832, in Bristol, N. Y. 

5. George W., b. 15, 11, 1833, in Bristol, N. Y.; m. 6, 10, 1S74, in 
^YashiIlgton, D. C., Vinnic M. Francis, b. 29, 4, i85i,in Bri'itol, Eng. 

6. Einhc n., b. 20, 3, 1836, at Ann Arbor, Mich.; m. 4, 5. T863, at 
Brooklyn, Mich., Henry C. Clark, b. i, 5, 1834, at Monroe, Mich., and 
had: i, Robert, b. i, 10, 1866; 2, Charles H., b. ir, 9, 1S68. 7. 
Edward ]'., b. 25, 2, 1S38, at Brooklyn, Mich., where he died 22, 2, 
1853. 8. Gulinda C, b. i6, 7, 1841, at Caml)ridge, Mich.; u. 8, 10. 
1842, at Brooklyn, Mich. 


I2I2. Capt. Nathaniel,^ (Jv/ni,-' 'Johu,'^ Sannich^ Ja- 
hcz^ Jo/in,^) born 9, 9, 1772 ; m. 27, 9, 1791, Hannah Peck, 
b 85 2, 1773, d. 7, 7, 1819, at Bristol, R. I. He was a 
niaster-mariner, and died at sea on his passage from Africa 
to Havana. Children : 

1400. i. John, b. 12, 7, 1798, at Bristol, R. L; d. 13, 8, i82.:i, of cholera, in 

liuffalo, N. Y. 

1401. ii. Nat}{ANIi:i., b. 15, 6, iSoo; d. 6, 8, 1854, at Roscoc, 111. 

1402. iii. Fkkderick, b. 23, 12, 1S04; d. 22, 8, 1865, in Greene, Trumbull co., 

Ohio. He left no family except a widow, b. 29, 4, 18 10, who m. in 
Batavia, N. Y., James C. Miller, of Johnstown, N. Y., b. 2, lo, 1833. 


X2i6. Henry A.,*^ {Benjcnuin,^ Joscf'/i,'^ yoscp/i^"^ Ja- 
hc7.^ yolni^^) born 8, 8, 1806; m. ist, Mary A. Gardner; 
m. 2d, Abbie M. Balcom, of Cumberland, R. I. He was 
an earnest worker in the cause of temperance, and an nu- 
ll V 

. . $ 

378 THE irO\\'LAND3 OF \MKRICA. ' 

yielding aooliLionist. He served in tlie common covniril ,:[ 

Providence, R. I., was for mnn}^ years a Iruslee 01 tlie stu'a 

reform school in that city, and was much devoted to ll'..- I 

intere;>t of public school education. Children : I 


i. Maky a., 1). 9, 2, 1831 : m. r, 10. 1S51, Charles Snow, and hafl: t, | 

jNIarthfr; 2, Ileiuy; 3, Fred; a, C'arles. Martha in. ^Y. J. Sincl-^ir, | 

and had Ilcnry H. and Fred. W. | 

ii. Si:sAN A.) 1;. 27, lO, 1S32; d. 27, II 1856; m. 9, i, 1S56, Fvercll 1;.'. i-. 

com. \ 


1403. iii. Hknry ]j., b. — ; m. Charlotte .Swell na.i, and had Hcniy A., b. 10, .«. 'j 

1861, in Uiica, N. Y. Henry A. went to Providence, R. 1., at a wr- I 

early age, and lived in the family' of his grandfather Henry A. IK '■ 

was graduated at the Providence hif h school; i, 10, 1S78, and at t! >• | 

.age of 17 entered the U. S. naval academy al Annapolis, Md., ^l^- 1 J 

cadet engineer, by competitive e: amination. He graduated there, '. i 

6, 1S82, and the following Sept. nibcr was ordered to the U. S. - ?. 

Iroquois, of the Pacific squadrou. He was on duty there until the j 

middle of 1S84, when he retired fro:i.' the service, and has since been j, 

engaged on the local staff of the Providence (R. I.) Journal. j 

iv. Clar\ B., b. 14, I, 1840; m. 2, 5, 1876, James M. Sawin. | 

V. Ida a., b. 4. 3, 1842; d. young. ? 

vi. Ida A., b. 22, 4, 1844. In 1885 w s living in Providence, R. I. "j 

1404. vii. Cyrus A., b. 16, 9, 1846. In 1884 he v as of the firm of W. A. Robir> r, | 

& Co., Providence, R. I., and Ncv'" liedford, Mass., dealers in v,! .'• j 

oil, etc., and lived in the former c'ly. | 


1216. Joins' Andrews,^ (^Bcnjainin,^ 'Joseph,'^ y<-'^<-'T'-' 
yalcz,^ Jolin,'^) born 2, 9, 1809, in Providence, Pv. I. ; n;. 
16, 2, 1836, Emil}-, dau. of Joshuj Langley, who d. 10, :. 
1875, in Providence, R. I., aged 62 3^ears 3 months 21 da}-. 
Children : 

i, ii, iii, iv. Died in infancy. 

1405. V. John, b. 4, 6, 1840; m. 12, 12, 1S61, Elizabeth A. Brown, and 1 .h! ]■ ■■'■' 
and Nancy. 
vi. Bkthiah Thatcher, b. 29, 12, 1841; d. i6, 11, 1S73; m. 2.',, 9, ' ~ 

Katlianiel Wheaton, who d. 13, 5, 1S76. 
vii. Emily, b. 17, 8, 1843; d. 8, 11, 1S43. 
viii, Emii.y Langlky, b. 19, 10, 1844; m. 12, 6, 1S76, Kdv-'ard S. .Mdri... 

I40G. ix. JOSHL'A I^AXCLF.Y, b, 12, II, 1846' d. I4, 5, 1849. 

X, SorniA, b. 19, 9, 1848; m. 9, 6, 1S6S, Clarence II. Guild, 


r407. xi. Carvkk, h. 10, 10, 1S50, in Providence, R. I., where lie wns cducntcd in 
the public schools, and graduated from the high school in 1869. He 
was in Brown university from this time till 1S72, M'hen he received an 
ajipointment, by comj)etitivc examination, to the U. S. milityry acade- 
my at West Point. He v/as graduated in 1876, and was commissioned 
and assigned to the 4th U. S. infa .try. He served continuously with 
this regiment in the West till Ai/ust, 1S83, since which time he has 
been on duty as professor of modcin languages at the West Point 

1408. xii. Joshua Langlkv, b. 29, 10, 1S52; unmarried. 
xiii. Elizabeth, b. 7, 10, 1854. 

xiv. Susan Andrkws. b, 12, 2, 185S; m. 14, j, 18S3, by licv. T. E. Brown, 
George H. Gurney. 

1 2 29, Natii ANiEi..^ ( yo/zn ,^ A^anianicU'' A^afhanicl^'- Jo- 
sef>h,~ John,^) born 27, 8, 1775: m. ist, 1798, Elizabeth, 
dau. of Joseph and Elizabeth Coil, b. 1777, in Hartford, 
Conn. ; m. 2d, Elizabeth, dau. of Charles Sheldon, b. 1785, 
d. 30, 7, 1S62. Nathaniel was left an orphan at an earl}- 
age, and v-'as taken into the fami'.y q^^ his uncle Joseph, in 
Norwich, Conn. He was brought up to the trade of rope- 
maker, and commenced manufacturing in 1796. He con- 
tinued this business many 3'ears, aided by the means and 
influence of his uncle, and in 1S06 had so far overcom.e the 
prejudice attendant on native manufactures that the secretary 
of the na\y, in that year, engaged to take all the duck he 
could manufacture. When his cousin Gardiner Howland 
established himself in New Yoi^k city, they did considerable 
business together. About 1810 Nathaniel moved to Brook 
lyn. Long Island, where he became a large landowner. 
Children : 

i. Jank King, b. — ; d. S, 8, 1849. 

ii. AiiBiE Wooi.SKY, b. 1800; d. 25, 2, 18/2; m. 8, 6, 1824, Rev. D. W. 
1409. iii. George Snowden, b. — ; d. 20, 9, t866; m. ist, 1834, IJmena, dau. of 
Rev. Samuel P. Williams, who d. 27, 9, 1S55; m. 2d, 2, 7, i860, widow 
Florence (Little) King. Had: i, Julia Chcslei, b. 7, 5, 1S35, d. 7, 9, 
1S49; 2, Joseph Coit, b. 1842, d. 1S52; 3, George Snowden, b. 1846, 
d. 1855; 4, John Snowden, b. 2.-, i, 1851 ; 5, (by 2d wife,) Marian, 
b. 26, 4, 1862; 6, George Snowaen, b. 12, 2, 1S65. 


iv. Sl'sy\'N, b. — ; d. — , uninnrried. 

V. Elizai;ktii Coit, V). — ; d. 11, 2, 1858; m. 1S3.], Cliarles Goodui: 
vi. Lucy Perkins, b. — ; d. 29, 7, 1818. 
vii. Ai-ICE GODDARD, b. — ; m. 1838, David Cresson. 
1410. vi^i. CiiARi.KS Seiiloox, b. — ; d. 17, 7, 1816. 

i\. Frances Noyes, b. — ; m. 5, 2, 1852, William Lcrfinf^well. 



1230. Gardiner Greene,*^ (yoscp/i,^ N'aihanicl^'^ Sa- 

thanicl^ yoscj^h^ 'John^^') born 4, 9, 1787, in Norvid . 

Conn. ; m. ist, 16, 12, 1812, Louisa, dau. of William Edqa^ 

b. 14, 10, 1789, d. II, 8, 1826; m. 2d, 17, 7, 1829, Louisa, 

dau. of Jonathan Meredith, of Baltimore, Md., b. 9, 11, loio. 

As early as 1806 his father trusted him with the ahnost entir;- 

charge of his complicated affairs, which occupied his chti, t- 

attention until 1809, when he went into business on his own 

account as a commission merchant, dealing with the West 

Indies principall}'. This business graduall}^ increased in 

importance, and in 1S16 he took into partnership his young' r 

brother Samuel, and formed the firm of G. G. & S. Howlaiul. 

The brothers enjoyed excellent credit, the accompanincp.t 

of enterprise and integrit}', and extended their commer^!;i! f;| 

operations to the various quarters of the globe, wher.: ilu; 

prospects of trade promised favorable returns. The eminent 

skill and abilit}- which the senior partner displayed in sus- ,;:■ 

taining the credit of the house at times of peril, wliich car- ^ 

ried down many merchants of more experience, cannot iail jj 

to be remembered by those who can recall the periods wbicl; k 

saw the downfall of the most distinguished mercharLs ol y. 

New York but left the Howlands unscathed. G. G. -: -• || 

Howland continued until 1834, when they retired arid be- t| 

came special partners in the house of Ilowland & l\'^''^r^' \\ 

wall. The subject of this sketch was for man}^ years a ' 

prominent director of that pioneer financial institution, t!<c • 

old Bank of New York, which has always been one of tlic ^^5 

. . . . • M 

best managed and most honorable institutions in AmrrK a. ;| 

He was also connected with insurance and many other as- :; 


JOHN iiowi.axd's descendants. 3S1 

;:r.ciations of coninicrcial facilities, and also \vith many 
cliaritable and other useful institutions. But the L;reat en- 
terprise which remains as a monument to his memor}', and 
could not have gone into operation at the time it was com- 
menced witliout his most efficient and valuable aid and ex- 
i-rtions, is the Hudson River railroad. No work of that 
(lav, of such magnitude and expense, has been carried 
through in the same space of time ; and in the great task of 
obtaining the large subscriptions and loans necessar}'- for 
i!u; prn-pose, none Vv'ere so influential and effective as Mr. 
Uowland. Nor did he rest satisfied with subscribing largely 
from his own means and interesting his friends to do like- 
wise, but he continued an active director in the board, shar- 
ing in its labors until the work was accomplished, and this 
important avenue open to New York from the interior. Few 
of our merchants have been favored \Nith a longer or more 
lionorablc and prosperous career than Mr. Rowland, and 
lie left behind him a fame as a good and useful citizen, of 
more value than the wealth which his famil}- inherited from 

the result of his commercial enterprise. Children ; 

1411. i. Wii.UAM E]:)GAR, b. 26, II, 1S13; m. ist, Annie Cof,'iTswell ; ni. 2(1, 
Hortense I^a Pereire. Had : i, I.ouis Meredith, b. 4, 1 1, 1S55, ni. iS, 

12, 1S83, Virginia 'Lee, dau. of Frederick N. and Elizabeth B. Law- 
rence, b. 1864; 2, Reine Maria Antoinette, b. — . >' 
ii. Ank Annabklla Edgar, b. 22, 7, 1815; ni. 31, 3, 1S38, Rufus Leavitt, | 
b. 4, 4, 1795, d. 27, 1, 1S65. ' J 
iii. Aktsie Woolskv, b. 11, 11, 1817; d. 14, i, 1S51 or 1S5S; m. 12,6, 1S3S, '- 
Fred FL Wolcott. 

1412. iv. Robert Shaw, b. 11, 9, 1S20; m, 16, i, 1S53, Mary E. W. Woolscy, 

who d. II, I, 1864. Had: l, ^L^ry Woolscy, b. 16, 7, iSi;4, m. janics 
R. Solcy; 2, Eliza Newton, b. 15, 8, 1856; 3, Abbie Roberta, b. 24, 
7, 1859; 4, Una Felicia, b. 20, 11, 1S60, d. 1S74; 5, Georgianna, b, 
24, 5, 1862. 
V. ^F^K1A Louisa, b. 25, 4, 1S25; ni. ist, 14, 11, 1S44, James Brown, who 
d. 3, 7, 1847; m. 2d, II, 12, 1S77, James . 

Children by second wife :. 

vi. Kehkcca BiiIEN, b. 15, i, 1831; d. 21, 8, 1S76; m. James Roosevelt. 
-'^13. vil. Mij:r.i)li)l, b. 31, 3, 1S33; '"• Adelaide, dau. of Daniel Turrence, b. 14, 
12, 1S49. 


I414. viii. Gariunkk Gkkene, b. 22, 7, 1834; m. 25, iij 185G, Mary Graftdii Du- 
l;iny. ITad: I, Gardiner (jrcciiL-, h. 16, 10, 1S57; 2, Dulany, b. 27, i'., 
1859; 3, Meredith, b. 18, 5, 1S62; 4, Maud, b. 17, 12, i856. 
ix. Joanna Honk, b. 13, 7, 1S42; m. 2S, 4, 1863, Irving Grinnell. 
X. Emma Mkrkdith, b. 22, 2, 1847; d. 8, 8, 1849. 

I4!5, xi. Sami'EI. Sitaw, b. 28, 8, 1849; ni. i^., y 1876, I'lcbecca, dau. of Au^uti | 

Belmont. * 



1235. Nathaniel,'' (Zrw/z'f/,*' yi'sius^^ Ehcnczcr,^ haoc^ \ 

yohn^ yo/ni,^) born 17, 6, 1769, in Sandwicli ; m. 11, i, | 

1792, Merc}'- Fish, b. 12, i, 1772. The}' moved, 5, 7, 1801, | 

to Athens, N. Y., where he carried on the business of hoiifsc "< 
building, and died 6, 3, 1831. Their first four children 

were born in Sandwich, and the oilier five in Athens, N. Y. I 

Children : | 

1416. i. jus'ius, b. 31, 8, 1793; ..Cj5, 9, 1S62. I 

1417. ii. Watson, b. 15, 7, 1795; d. — . | 
iii. Susanna Y., b. 11, 12, 1797; d. 6, 2, 1841 ; m. George P>arl, of Atlicn^, | 

N. Y., and had : I, George; 2, V>'arri.-n; 3, Daniel; 4, Darius. | 

iv. Sakra J., b. 27, 8, 1800; m. (Gabriel Turner, of Athens, N. Y., and h-id: 5 

I, Clarissa M.; 2, Jane E. ; 3, Frances W.; 4, Malcomb; 5, Sa'ly; | 

6, Nathaniel. They lived at one time in Newark, N. Y. * 

V. Sally Ann, b. 10, 4, 1804. Lived a'ld died in Athens, N. Y. S!io vr^ \ 

a member of the Baptist church. .1 

141 8. vi. Darius, b. 13, 7, 1806. v 

1419. vii. Gkokge W., b. 9, 5, 1S08; m. 1st mo., 1833, ^Largaret , of Cair.., | 

N. Y., and had: I, Sarah A., d. 5, it, 1835; 2, Harriet, m. J. H. I»>; | 

Witt, and lived in New York city; 3, George W., d. 3, 11, 1837. Hi-: I 

occupation was that of a pilot on the Hudson river. He lived ;n i | 

died in Athens, where liis children were born. | 

1420. viii. Nathaniel W., b. 12, 7, iSio. ^ 

ix. Clarissa, b. 24, 9, 1813; m. B. V. Haviland, of Athens, N. Y. I 


1235. Ellis,''' {Lemuel,^ ymtus,^ Ehcnczcr,'^ haac,^ 
'JoJni^ yohn,^) born 10, 5, 1780, in Sandwich; m. 21, i-. 
1808, Fear Crowell, who d. 14, 2, 1S53. Me lived in Sand- 
wich, where he was a house buihler, and died there 8, 3. 

John iio\vland*s DEsciiKD/iKTs. 383 

1869. His father and three sons were also carpenters. 
Chiklren : 

i. Ckloe C, b. 21, 4, 1810; d. 3, S, iSii. 

1421. ii. Soi.oxroN C, b. 2?, 6, 1S12; d. 12, 11, 1S12. 

1422. iii. Solomon Crowki.i,, b. 5, 9, 1813; '^- 9. 5' -^78; m. Addie F. Hatch, 

and had: I, WiUiam; 2, Nelson; 3, Eniiiy; 4, Julia. He was a car- 
penter and land surveyor in Sandwich. 
iv. Chloeann C, b. 17, 11, 1815; d. 3, 3, 1S16. 

1423. V. Edward Barnwfi.l, b. 22, 2, 1818; m. Abljy S. Percival; no children. 

He was a carpenter, resided many years in Sandwich, and died in 
Stockbridge, Cal. 
vi. Eliza Ckowell, b. 20, 3, 1S20; m. Lemuel Nye. 

1424. vii. GiJST.wus, b. 20, 6, 1822; m. Clarissa Hatch. 

1425. viii. Thomas Hewes Toijey, b. 29, i, 1826; d. — ; ni. Emeline Crocker, 

He was a brick-mason, and died in Cambriclgeport. 
ix. Emii.y C, b. 21, 10, 1 828. 


1238- David,'' {John,'' David,'' John,'' Isaac,^ John- 
John,'^) born 25, 6, 1805, in West Barns'abh^ ; m. 6, 8, 1835, 
Rebecca, dau. of Loring and AHce (Hinckley) Crocker, of 
Barnstable, b. 16, 3, 1812, d. 29, 6, 1882. He was for 
twenty-seven years the senior partner of Howland, Hinckley 
& Co., ship-chandlers, of Boston, and retired in 1866. He 
lived for many years in West Newton. Children : 

1426. i. Charles F., b. 25, 5, 1841. 

1427. ii. Henry, b. 23, 12, 1846, in Boston. He was graduated at Harvard col- 

lege in 1S69, at Heidelberg in 1872, and at the Harvard law school in 
1878, He was tutor in history in Harvard college in 1872-74, in- 
structor in Harvard law school in 1880-S2, assistant U. S. district at- 
torney during 18S1, has been a member of Suffolk co. bar since iSSo, 
and in 1885 was practising law in Boston. 

1238. Westox,''' (John/' David,^ John,'' Isaac^ John,- 
John,') born 28, 2, 1813, in Barnstable; m. Rhoda Etson, 
dau. of Otis and Rhoda Sherman, of Rochester. He re- 
ceived a trood education, and taucrht district schools twelve 

384 THE Ho^rLANDs or America. 

V/intcrs. lie earl}^ learned llie liacle of a shijvcarpenler, ;)? 
which he has worked considerably. In 1885 lie was livin<f 
in Mattapoisett, where he had resided for man}'- years, lit- 
was five or six 3'ears a member of the school ommiitce of 
tliattown, and in 1876 represented the district in the j\Ias- 
sachiisetts legislature. Children : 

K12S. i. Charles Wkstun, b. 29, 5, 1845 ; ^1. 14, 2, 184S. 

ii. Julia Fkancks, b. 18, 5, 1849; m. Clement H. Pcrchard, niul had: i, 

Arthur; 2, Chester B. 
iii. Claka Wkston, b. lo, 3, 1852; m. Capt. Joseph R. Jeniiey, and l;a'l : i, 
Charles Iv; 2, Lester. Capt. Jeiincy has been a whalem-in, and ci.ia- 
manded the Ohio, Janet, and Creyhound, of New I'cdford. 
iv. Emma ETSt)N, b. 10, 3, 1852; ni. TVank G. Smith, and had Clara I'. 
'J'hey have lived in Brockton. 


1240. JosErii,'' {Joscp/i,^ DavicU^ John,'^ Isaac,^ Johnr 
Jo/iii,'^) born 29, 6, 1816 ; m. ist, 25, 3, 1846, Laura E. 
Ingalls; m. 2d, 25, i, 1864, Mary E. Smith. He lived 
with his father until he was 29 years of age, v^^hen he pur- 
chased a farm and worked it until about 1S67, and then sold 
it and moved to Auburn, N. Y., where he lived in 188-;. 
He w^as in the real estate business there until 1872, .si nee 
which time he has been in the wholesale and retail co;>l 
business, under the firm of White & Rowland. Being a 
man of enterprise and push, and of strictly upright business 
habits, he has succeeded well in life. Children : 

1429. i. David, b. 1S4S; d. 1851. 
ii. Etfa E., b. 1855; d. 1S63. 

Children b}' second wife : 

1430. iii. Andrew G., b. 13, 4, 1866, 
iv. Maud E., b. 1869. 

1242. Ansei.,^ {AiiscI,'' AuscI,'' Jabcz,^ Shuhacl,'' Johiu' 
yohii,^) born 24, 5, 1805; m. Susan BodHsh. They hved 
at one time in Yarmouth, where their son ^vas born. Thcv 


also resided in Sandwicli, Nantucket, and Barnstable. Me 
was killed in the last named place while la3'ing the founda- 
tion for a store, a large stone frilling upon and criisliing 
hi. v.. Child : 

1431. i. Jamks N., b. 10, 5, 1S38; m. nth mo., 1S61, Jane II. Mayhew, of West 
Tisbury, ^vho d. 2d mo., 1S62. He followed the sea from I/1 to 2u 
years of age, aiid then worked at blacksmithing at West Tisbary for 
five years. He enlisted in the war of 1861-65, at Barnstable, Sth 
mo-., 1S62, as a private in Co. E, 40th Mass. Vol. Inf., and was in the 
army fourteen months. He was promoted to 3d sergeant and then 
2d lieutenant, and transferred to Co. C. The re.q,inient was first in 
Virginia six or eight months, and then went to Morris Island, S. C, to 
assist in reducing Forts Wagner and Sumter, and from there to Flor- 
ida as mounted infantry. He was at the battle of Olustee, IHorida, 
came back to Hilton Head, and %\'as discharged for disability. Aficr 
the war he was in the gas business in Boston and in Minneajfolis, 
Minn. In 1S85 he was living in Walcott, Rice co., Minn., M'here he 
owned a farm of eighty acres which he was working. They have had : 
I, Barnabas B., b. 16, 4, 1870, d. Sth mo., 1S70; 2, James N., b. 25. 
9, 1871, d. Sth mo., 1872; 3, Milton E., b.*27, 10, 1S74; 4, Ansel, b. 
5, 6, 1876; 5, Celia W., b. 2, 2, 18S0, d. 8, 4, 1880. 


1 243 . Albert,' ( yahcz,^ Ansel, ^ yahcz^^'Shiihacl^'^ yokn ," 
yo/in,^) born 2, 9, 1798,* in West Barnstable ; m. 4, 7, 1830, 
Mary G., dan. of Seth and Mary (Adams) Perkins, b. 3, 7, 
1806, d. 14, 8, 1S66. Seth Perkins d. 8, 12, 1818, aged 52 ; 
his wife IMar}^ b. 1772, d. 13, 8, 1842. Albert kept a gen- 
eral variety store at West Barnstable, also a hotel at the 
same place, which was a favorite resort for hunters from 
Boston during the hunting seasons- His sons Nathaniel an.d 
George succeeded him in the business, and occupied the 
homestead as long as they lived. Children : 

1432. i. Nathanikl p., b. 26, 6, 1831, in Kingston; d. 16, 12, 1SS3; m. 21, i, 

1877, Mary Ellen Barker, of West liarnstable. 

1433. ''• Geokuk B., b. 23, 2, 1833, in Kingston, 
1414. iii. Edw.skh, b. 19, 4, 1835. 

I435. i"^- I'AKKKK, b. 14, 5, 1S3S; d. 4, 5, 185S. 

*'lliis date is correct; that given on page 360 is wrong. 

II w 


V, Ei.izA, b. 9, 4, 1S40; c1. 4, 6, 1S59. 
1436. vi. Ai.)!)iRT I]enrv, b. 25, 2, 1845; unmnrried in 1S84. He is a'.iatc 
of Amherst college, class of '65, also of (lie Massrchusctts luftitvue <,f 
Technology, in civil engineering, class of 'yi, and since then ha<i bevi 
engaged in practice in the western and middle states and in New 
England. In 1SS4 his office was at 12 West street, Boston. 

1328. } 

1243.' Jadez,' (Jadcz/'Ansc/,' Jahcz,^ ShnhacU^ John:- \ 

'JoJin^') born 18, 6, 1803, in Barnslable ; m. about 183?, | 

Dorcas Jenkins, wlio died in 1S42. He moved in 1847 to | 

Neponsel, wbere he was postmaster many years, and lie * 

had lield that office at West Barnstable a number of years. | 

Children : | 

i. Ellen, b, lo, 5, 1S33; m. about 1859, John AV. Porter. \ 

1437. ii. ToMEROY B., b. 15, 2, 1S35. i 

1333. I 

1244. Rev. Freeman P.,"' {William,^'' Zac/icns,^ yahcZy* | 

SJmhacl^ John,- yo/in,^) born 3, 9, 1797, in Sandv.'ich ; m. i 

1st, 5, I, 1S26, in New Bedford, Eliza, dan. of Dea. Abner^ | 

(Sylvanus,^ Joseph,^ Joseph,^ Joseph,^ Robert') and Anna | 

Bartlett, of Plymouth, who d. 3, 4, 1S28 ; m. ?A, 12, 3, 1820. 'i 

Deborah, only dau. of Edward and Elizabeth* (Thomas,' | 

Peter,^ Anthony^ Collamore) Gushing, of Hanson, and | 

widow of Dr. Daniel Sawin. Freeman P. was educaletl | 

in the public schools and the academy at Sandwich, ari(l | 

early learned a shoemaker's trade of Isaac Manclicstcr, r' f 

New Bedford, whose wife was a Bartlett. Subsequcnliy | 

he felt called to preach the gospel, and fitted for college | 

with Rev. Thomas Andros, of Berkley. He was a ye^ir m | 

Brown Universit}-, and graduated at Amherst 8th mo., 182.}. « 

He then studied theolog}- with Rev. Dr. Hitchcock, of j^ari- | 
dolph, and 25, 10, 1825, was ordained as pastor of a Con- 
gregational church in Hanson. He resigned there, iS, i-", 
1834, on account of ill health. Recovering somcv.liat, he 







JOHN howland's descendants. 387 

wrs instrijled, 13, 12, i8.]3, over the Congregational churcli 
at Halifax, where he ren ained about three years. He was 
obliged, however, to permanentl}'' withdraw from the min- 
istry, and t8, 12, 1849, he removed to Abington, where he 
was engag :d in the life and fire insurance business, of late 
years under the firm of F. P. Howland & Sons, until his 
death, which v/as caused by Bright's disease. He was sec- 
retary and t^-easurer of the Abington Mutual Fire Insurance 
Co. for twealy years. In a published obituary of him is the 
following : 

In Die death of Mr. llowland, Abington has lost a noble citizen, the church a 
vencraljle niirislcr, one of our most esteemed families a revered and devoted head. 

Children : 

i. Eliza BARTLicrr, b. 7, 7, 1S30. 

ii. Dkbohah Gushing, b. 17, 10, 1831; m. 6, 12, 1852, by her father, Dr. 
Albion P. Chase, of South Abington, Dr. Chase was graduated at 
Bowdoin college, Maine, and at a medical college in Boston. Tliey 
r oved, in 1S56 or 1857, to Aniboy, I,ee co., 111., where he practised 
\ ith .emarkable success, and was the leading physician in that vicin- 
ity for many years, lie died, 27, 5, 1879, in that city, of paralysis. 
H's widow still resides there. They had ch. b. in Amboy : l, Henry, • 
b. 7, 10, 1858, who was graduated from the Chicago Ilomceopathic 
College, 3d mo., 18S1, aud settled in Geneseo, 111. He m. 5, 12, 1S8.?, 
ii.del;ude E., dau. of Hon. John Trusdcll, of Newark, N. J. 2. Mary 
Nye, b. 3, 9, 1867; d. 23, 9, 1868. .a 

1438. iii. Freeman Parker, b. 29, 9, 1833; "i. 15, 5, 1S55, Virginia I., dr.u. of | 

V.'illiam E. and Susan W. Cash, of Boston, and had: I, Isabella | 

Parker, b. 24, 2, 1S59, m. 1882, Edgar R. Downs, principal of South 

Weymouth high scliool; 2, Virginia Frances, b. i, 12, 1S60; 3, Charles 

Freeman, b. 22, 11, 1S62. Freeman P. was for many years in the 

drug business at 212 Tremont street, Boston, in which city he v'as 

in 1S85. 

1439. iv. Edward Cu.siiinc, b. 22,4, 1S36; m. 7, 12, 1871, Betsey F., dau. of 

Isaac and Sophronia (Cobb) Robbins, and had Matilda Sawin, b. 8, 
7 2, 1874. In 1 885 they resided in Abington. 

1440. V. Cii.VREEs William, b. 5, 12, 1838. 
vi. Cai oline Frances, b. 24, 7, 1S40; m. 8, 5, 1SS4, in Abington, George 

Willis Wilder, of Montpelier, Vt., wlicre they ^\'cre residing in 1SS5. 

1441. vii. Isaac Clashing, b, iC, 5, 1843. 
'442, viii. Jdun Sawin, b. 14, 11, 1S45, in North Bridgewater (now Brockioii); 

<[. 25, 8, 1S46, in Hanson. 



1244- William H.,''' ( William^^ Zachcus^^ yahcz^'^ Shii- 
bacl^ yohn^ yohn}) born 14, 6, 1816, in Falmouth; in. 
1st, 14, 9, 1845, Martha Poor, of Danvers, who died 14, 4, 
1852; m. 2d, 2, 8, 1856, Helena INIaria Eells, of Hanson. 
He earl}' learned a carpenter's trade, which was his occu- 
pation for 'eighteen years, and subsequently for twenty-five 
years he was a lumber dealer in Boston and Cambridge. . Ow 
account of failing health he gave up business about 1S7S, 
and retired io Mattapoisett. Children : 

1444. i. Wai.tkr Channinh, b. 19, 8, 1846; d. 9, 3, 1848. 
ii. Makv Lee, b. 20, 6, 1849; d. 27, 2, 18S2. 



1244. CiiM'iAis.^'' {IVill/am,^ /Aichciis/' yahcz/' S/!i{h:!cI^' ' 

'John^- yo/rn,^) born 29, 5, 1801, in Sandwich; ni. Rosilhi \ 

Phinney, b. in East Falmouth. He resided in early uian- ; 
hood in Boston, afterwards in Hanson and in Nantucket. 
He moved to Bangor, JNIe., in 1834, ^■^'^'^- "- ^§36 to Qi.iii)cv, 

111., where he died, 2d mo., 1866. He was for many years \ 
deacon of the First Congregational church in the last place. 

Child : \ 


1443. i. Charles ITenry, b. 5, 5, 1S28, in Boston; m. 3J mo., 1852, Mary A., f 

dau. of William and Louisa Conclin, of Cincinnati, Ohio, lie '.(.•- \ 
sided for a time in Quincy, 111., afterwards in Cincinnati, Ohio, niul ' \ 

later in St. Louis, I^Io. lie represented St. Louis city aTul county in ^ 

the General Assemljly of Missouri from 1S62 to 1864, and was then % 

sent to the senate. lie was one of the advanced emancipation leaders ' 

in Missouri politics wlien the cause was exceedingly unpopular. In i 
1SS5 he was manager of the electric light business in Los Angela's, 

Cai. They had a son William C, b. 7, 8, 1S53, in Cincinnati, Ul)ij, \ 

who has lived, since the Fall of i860, in St. Louis, Mo., where he wps ; 

educated at Washington university. lie had charge of the money * 

department of the St. Louis post ofiice from 1S73 to 18S3, since which : 
lime he has been a merchandise broker in that city, of tlic hrni of 
William C. Howland it Co. 

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JOHN iiowland's descendants. 389 

Cliiluren by second \vife : 

iii. Ai-lCK Tower, L. 30, 6, 1857; in. George E. Kimball, of Woburn, and 
in 1883 lived in Ilinghom. Had: i, Helena; 2, James; 3, Albert; 
4, Mary. 

iv, Elizabktii Eells, b. r, i, 1859. 

i?S-' JoHN,"^ (Salmon,^ George,^ Gcoj-gc (9./ Juhn,^ 
John:; 'John^^') born 18, i, 1797, in Gill; m. 3, 9, 1822, 
Isabella Jones, of Northfield. After their marriage they 
moved to Delaware co., N. Y., and resided successively in 
Walton, Deposit, and Cannonsville. They were then in 
M'lnchester, Mich., for six years, when the}^ removed to 
YpsJlanti, Mich., where they ever after lived. TlKy early 
united v/ith the Presbj^terian church. He was ordained 
deacon at the age of 30, and held that important and honored 
position for more than fifty j^ears. He was a most useful valued member of the church and society. Children : 

i. Mary Ann, b. /), 11, 1823; m. ist, W. L. Wilson, of Fayetteville, Ark., 
and had one child who d. in infancy; m. 2d, T. C. Judd, of Ypsilanti, 
ii. COKINNA P., b. 17, 12, 1826; m. 19, 2, 1850, Lucian B. Kief, of Man- 
chester, Mich., and had eight children, of whom two sons and two 
daughters were hving in 1885. The others died in infancy. 
. iii. CoRNEEiA A., b. 7, 8, 1828; m. 21, 9, 1852, Edwin J. Mills, and had 
seven children, of whom three daughters were living in 18S5. 

1445. iv. John Newton, b. 13, 9, 1830. 

V. Isabella Janes, b. 21, 10, 1S36; d. 25, 8, 1S38. 

1446. vi. A son, b. 9, 9, 1S44; d. 10, 9, 1S44. 

1447. vii. A son, b. 9, 9, 1844; d. 25, 9, 1S44. 


1262. Dr. Asa Allen, ^ {Jo/m,^ John,^ Job," John,^ 
yoJin- yolin,^) born 8, 2, 1820; m. ist, 5, i, 1847, Cor- 
nelia W. Collins, b. 8, 8, 1823, d. 16, 5, 1869, in Barre ; m. 
2d, 9, 12, 1S69, Emma, dau. of Roger Lane, of Woburn, 
b. 14, 9, 1835, i^ Bedford. Dr. Howland was born in 
Conwa}^, and is a descendant in the seventh generation of 



Tlion.'t.s Clark, one of the early settlers of Plymouth. (See ff 

Clark genealogy.) His wife Cornelia was born in Soutli ff 
Hadlcy, and was a descendant of the White family on her ' l| 

mother's side. Dr. Ilowland early turned his attention to )} 

dentistry, studied with Dr. J. Beals, of Greenfield, and lo- |f 

cated in Barre in 185 1. He removed in 1870 to Worcester, f| 

where he was residing in 18S5, and where he has been ver}- it 

successful in his profession. He was one of the charter i| 

members of the Connecticut Valley Dental »Society, whicli ll 
was organized 10, 11, 1S63, and he was chosen its fiftli 

president. He is highl}' esteemed by the profession and by [' 

the community in which he resides. Children : 

• ) 

1448. i, James II., b. 14, 2, 1S48; m. 23, 9, iSSo, family J. SmiU), of Wcbl 


1449. ii. Edmund Collins, b. 23, 10, 1850. ' t 

1450. iii. Henry Allen, b. i, 7, 1S55; d. 30, i, 1S57. 

1451. iv. John Gordon, b. 11, 6, 1857. 

1452. V. George Brown, b. 16, 11, 1859; d. 23, i, 1S65. ;] 
vi. Grace Helen, b. 24, 2, 1862. 

1453. vii. FuANK Harris, b. 8, 6, 1S64. 

Child by second wife : 

1454. viii. WiLLLVM Arthur, b. i, 5, 1871. |i 

1263. Edward," (W////a?n Avery, ^ yo/in,^ Job,'' yohn,^ 
yo/in^' yoZ/n,^) born 28, 6, 1821, in Conway; m. ist, 27, 12, 
1843, Electa, dau. of Horace Field, b. i, 8, 1S27, d. 19, 7, 
1853, at Greenfield: m. 2d, 11, 10, 1853, Seraph IvI. Keith, 
a widow, and dau. of Andrew Parrell, b. 8, 9, 1819, d. iS, 
6, 1881, in Pittsburg. Edward died 24, 8, 1863, in Spring- 
field. He was foreman at the U. S. armory in Springfield | 
at the time of his death. Children : | 

1455. i. Ei'WAKD C-LiiTOun, b. 17, 6, 1S46; d. 7, 4, 1S51. 

1456. ii. Fj>\vakd CLU'FOKii, b. 27, 5, 1852; d. 15, 7, 1853. 

Children by second wife : 

iii. Electa Marla., b. 15, 9, 1S54; d. 16, i, 1859. 

John iiowt.and^s dkscJsndants. 39! 

iv. Ei.izABinii Au.EN, b. 22, 12, 1S56; m. 25, 5, iSSo, F. F, Woodmari, of 

V. Neixie MA);i.\, b. 21, 12, 1858. 

Jn 1SS4 the last two hn.d their residence in Filchbiirg, and Nellie was in 
Europe studying music. 


1263. William,"'' ( William Avery, ^ John,'' Job,'' John,'' 
John^' John,^) born 12, 12, 1822, in Conway; m. 2J, 6. 
i860, Caroline G. Russell, of Barre, b. 3, 3, 1833. He v.-as 
a graduate of Amherst college in the class of '46, and was 
a tutor in the college for a year. Soon after this he settled 
in Lynn, where he afterward lived, and where he practised 
law up to the time of his decease. He was an able lawyer, 
was at one time city solicitor of L3mn, and fdled various 
other ofiices of trust and responsibility. He was at one time 
a member of the Massachusetts legislature. He was highly 
honored and respected by the members of his profession. 
Children : 

I/I57. i. Wii.iJA^r ■RussELT,, b. 19, 2, 1863. In 18S5 was in Harvard law school. 
The writer is indebted to him for assistance on liis branch of thp 
Howland family. 
ii. Bertha Morton, b. 30, i, 1S67. j 

• f 


1263. Henry J ( [r/Z/mw yj-ro','' John,'' Job,' John,^ 
John," John,^) born 29, 3, 1827, in Conway ; m. 2, 8, 1S56. 
Jane Elizabeth, dau. of John and Phebe Maria (Allen) 
Gra}^ b. 7, 11, 1834, at Fort Covington, Ky. In a nev.'s- 
paper obituary of him appeared the following : 

On the breaking out of the war he was commissioned quartermaster of i' 
regiment, was soon after made quartermaster of a brigade, then of a division, and at 
the close of the war held the office of chief quartermaster of the department o; 
Kentucky, under Maj.-Gen. John M. Palmer. For a considerable time after the 
close of the war Col. Howland was engaged in the lumber business in Chicago, and 
later in niining operations at Leadville. He left Leadville two years ago, and since 
that time lias not been ai)le to engage permanently in any business. During the 
last two months he has represented a Chicago commercial agency, and was at Roch- 
ester on business for the agency at the time of his death. . . . Col, Howland 


was di.slinguishcd for unuKiial business energy and al>ility in bolli Lis civil an.- i,. 
tary life. He was well known to all tlic old resiilents of Chicago, was excvjc 11; - 
popular, and left many firm friends. 

Children : 

145S. i. AiXEN M., h. 17, 13, 1857, in Chicago. 

ii, Grace, b. 19, 4, 1S60, in Chicago. 
1459. iii. Geokge C, b. 19, 11, 1S65, in Louisville, Ky. Was at Amherst co!k; 
in the class of 'S5. 


1263. WAT.TER Morton,'' ( [T7///rt";;^ yl.,^ John,^ Jch.'' 
John^^ John^ yohn,^) born 22, 7, 1840; m. ist, 2, 7, iS'yS' 
Florence C, dau. of John and Clara E. Re3molds, of Terrc- 
loupe, Ind., b. 25,9, 1848, d. 2, i, 1874, — "^ children: 
m. 2d, 12, 7, 18S1, Mida D., dan. of Samnel Warnc, ol 
Chicago. He was gradnated at Amhersl college in tbe 
class of ^62, and in 1885 was a lawyer in good practice m 
Chicago, where he had lived fifteen years. Child : 

i. Florence E., b. 28, 5, 1883, in Chicago, 111. 


1269. Prof. Elijah Ai.vgrd,'' {Job Fislicr,^ Joh,^ Job' 
'John^ yohn,~ JoJin,'^) born 4, 5, 1839, in Amherst; m. 2S, 

1363- ■-{ 

1263. Francis,'' ( WiUiam Avcry,^ jfo/ni,^ 'Job^'^ JoJni^-' t 

yolin,- yohn,'^) born 3, 9, 1838; m. 15, 10, 1863, Vashii .| 

A., dau. of Stephen W. Tilden, b. 7, 2, 1835. In iSS.) ;| 

they were residing on the old homestead in Conway. He ] 

has held the office of deacon in the church man}- years. ; 

Children : - \\ 

i. Eliza Agnes, b, 4, 12, 1S64. 

1460. ii. George Fr,\ncis, b. 18, 10, 1S67. 
iii. Charloite Ames, b. iS, 10, 1S71. 

1461. iv. Walter WA)/roN, b. 5, 6, 1874; d. 25, 4, 1875. 
V. Florence Reynolds, b. 14, 6, 1876. 

■ is' 

John iiowj.and's descendants. 393 

6, i860, in New York city, Susan Augusta Williams, of 
tliat place. lie resided with his parents in the town of 
Springfield until 1850, when he moved with them to New 
York city, wjiere he has lived ever since. He graduated 
from the public schools, and then entered the College of the 
City of Nevv' York, from which he graduated in 1859. ^^*^ 
immediately thereafter commenced the profession of teach- 
ing, as an assistant in grammar school No. 37. In 1865 he 
was appointed principal of grammar school No. 43, ^vhich 
position he held for ten 3'ears. In 1875 ^^^ ^""'^^ appointed 
principal of grammar school No. 68, which position he still 
occupies. In 1869 he was appointed teacher of chemistrj'^ 
in the evening high school, which position he has held since 
that date. Children, born in New York : ^ 

1462. i. Charles William, b. 5, 10, 1S61; d. ?.6, 3, 'SSi. 

ii. Stella Augusta, b. 23, 3, 1863; m. i, 2, 1S83, William N. Taylor. In 

18S4 they were living in Chicago, 
iii. Emily A., b. 28, 12, 1S65; d. 13, 7, 1866. 


1269. Henry Raymond,' CJod Fisher,^ Job,^ Job,^ 
Jo/illy^ yokii,~ yoJin,^) born i, 6, 18^4, in Springfield; m. 
II, 9, 18665 in Trenton, N. J., Rebecca Letchworth, of Mt. 
Holly, N. J., b. 3, 2, 1844. In 1884 he was residing in 
Bufialo, N. Y., where he was secretary of the John T. Noye 
Manufacturing Company. He is highl}'- esteemed in busi- 
ness and literar}^ circles. Children ; 

i. Emily Alvoku, b. 25, i, 1S71. 
ii. Florenxe Lktciiwiikth, b. 29, 6, 1S75. 


1270. CiiauncyW.,"^ ( Jcr.udhan Olls,^ Job,'' Job,^ Jo/rn,^ 
yohn^ yo/iii.,^^ born in Conway. Particulars in regard to 
his family will be found in the Appendix. 

394 'f^E HOWLANDS of Ai^IERtCA. 


■J.270. Charles Allen,'' (Soidhzvorlh AIIcv,^' Son//.- 

• i 

worl/i^^ Joh^'^ yo/iv^'^ yo//n,~ yo/m,^) born 4, 9, 1829; m. 'I 

ist, Abbic F., dau. of Israel W. Monroe, of Qiiincy, v,i,o | 

died in 1S66; m. 2d, in 1S71, Helen M.,* dau. of Rev. Josiiil! f 

Moore, of Duxbiny. Mr. llowland was born in the cil\- (if | 

Worcester, and was favored with a public school and I 

demic education. He learned of his father the bookbinder's I 

trade, and worked with Inm attlie business for nearly fifteen t 

years. He was for two years in the oflice of the register of | 

deeds in Worcester, but his eyes failing in consequence of | 

continuous use for eleven hours a day, he was obliged to 

leave this situation. His father liad meantime given up t!;e 

book trade and become agent for a number of insurance 

companies, among them tire Qiiincy Mutual, and he entered 

the office with him. The secretary of the Qiiincy company, i 

being attracted by his application, punctualit}' and system, | 

induced him to enter the Q^u'ncy office, which he did in ^ 

March, 1S57. The secretary died in 1861, and Mr. How- ^ 

land was unanimously elected in his place, 14, 4, 1861. | 

Tlie company was then in its infancy and struggling lor | 

existence, but prospered finely under the new management. 5 

Its losses at the Boston fire of 1872 were nearl}'- $460,000;, . | 

and were promptly paid in full. The president and treas- ^ 

urer of the compan}^, Israel AV. Monroe, having died, ^^^r. - 

Howland was chosen president of the company in April, 

1885, — a ]ust reward for energ}^, uprightness, and business . 

qualifications. Mr. Howland is treasurer and one ol the | 

directors of the Citizens' Gas Light Co., trustee of the sav- •■ 

ings bank, and a director of the iNlt. Wollaston Bank, all o! 

Qiiincy. He is also a director in the Ilingham Cordage 

*Mrs. Howlar.d's malernal descent was from Elislia Doane, a native of Wellfleet, who lived m i 

Cohasset. He rn. Jane Cutler, of Boston, and had: i. James C, b. in Cohasset; biiiied in tl"? jj 

o'J Crauaiy ^'Ovtyard in Boston. 2. Maria Foster, b. 26, 11, 1814, in Cohasset; m. 10, 7, 18.S1 ; 

Kcv. JosiaU Moore, h. 27, 11, 1800, in Bcoton, who was pastor of a church in Duxliurj' fot fi-rty 
years, and had: i, James Henry, b. 1S40; 2, John Oreenoiigh, b. 1842; 3, Helen Mnria, b. ?i, '. 
1844; 4, William Slurtevant, b. 1846; 5, Josiah, b. 1848; 6, Lmily Hewcs, b. 1851; 7, r.!ai->' 1-"'' 
abeih, b. 1854. 










Co., lias been a justice of the peace for Norfolk co. for more 
than twenty-five years, and holds other responsible posi- 
tions, lie was for man}- years superintendent of tlie Unita- 
rian vSunday-scliool of Qj^iincy, and is still connected wiih 
its management. lie has an attractive famil}^, and a de- 
lightful liome in the pleasant village of Q^iincy. Children 
by second wife ; 

i. Mahf.l, b. 27, I, 1S72, in Quincy. 
1463. ii. Charles, b. 13, 8, 1877, in Quincy. 


1290. John,"' {Nathanicl^^ John,^ John,'^ Samuel,^ Ja- 
hcz,^ yG/m,^) born 12, 7, 1798, in Bristol, R. I. ; m. 7, 7, 
1822, in Milford, Amanda M. Waldron, b. 4, 9, 1797, in 
Hartland, Vt. He went one voyage to Europe with Ids 
father, and then kept books for his uncle, who was a ship- 
ping merchant. He was a cultured, Christian gentleman, 
of progressive ideas. He died in 1834, ^^' cholera, in Inif- 
falo, N. Y. Children : 

i. Amanda II. P., b. 5, 7, 1S24, in Woodstock, Vt.; m. 16, 2, 1841,, in 
Milford, William H. Saddler, b. 12, i, 1812, in Upton, and had: i, 
William L., b. 3, i, 1847; 2, Susan E. W., b. 20, 2, 1849; 3> Carrie, 
b. 16, 8, -iSsi. Their children were all born in Milford, where they 
were living in 1885. 
ii. IIakrietN., b. 9, 9, 1S26, in Hartland, Vt.; m. 1855, '" Milford, Mat- 
thias Frederic, of Bristol, R. I., where they have resided, and had 
Minnie, b. 23, 7, 1857, m. 7, 4, 1S79, in Bristol, R. I., John 13. Pol- 
lock, of that place. 
1464. iii. John A., b. 3, 4, 1830, at Silver Creek, N. Y. 


1290. Nathaniel,' (^N'athanicI,^ Juhn^' yohn^'^ Samuel,^ 
yabcz,^ yohn}^ born 15, 6, 1800, in Bristol, R. I. ; m. 27, 
9, 1830, in Franklin, N. H., Jane Lovell Blanchard, •)i 
vSanbornton, N. H., b. 5, 5, 1814, d. 5, 8, 1884, ^^- Fair- 
mont, Minn. INIrs. Howland married 2d, Dr. Nathan II. 
Palmer, a widower with children. Nathaniel and Jane 


lived at Sanborton six monllis, then moved to BulTalo, X. i 

Y., where they lived about three years, and then moved i. | 

Cleveland, Ohio, wliere he had a book store. He v.a.s ., f 

printer and bookbinder b}^ trade. In 1S38 they moved t- '} 

Newburg, Mich., \vhich place he represented at one tinif in | 

the slate legislature. They finally went to Roscoe, 11]., \ 

where he resided until his death. He was an active mem- \ 

ber of the Masonic fraternit}^, and organized man}^ lodges. % 

He was an elder of the Presbyterian church, and was a | 

strong advocate of temperance. Children : I 


j. Phcebe Lovkjoy, b. 27, 12, 1831, in Buffalo, N. Y.; m. 19, 4, 1S54, /Via f 

S. Abbott, of New York state, b. iS, 8, 1819, and had children burr. f. 

ia Roscoe, 111.: i, Jennie E., b. 27, 12, 1855; 2, Mary S., b. 21. r. 3 

1S58, m. 3, II, iSS.i, in Wcstford, Minn., William C. Moore, b. iS. | 

II, 1854, in Watertown, Wis.; 3, James Ilowland, b. 23, n, iS6j; 4, I 

John Charles, b. 22, 9, 1S63; 5, Frederic Asa, b. 9, 4, 1S69; 6, Marri? I 

Katherine, b. 11, 10, 1871. In 18S5 their P. O. address was Kavh- | 

ville Centre, Tslinn. | 

1465. ii. John Cakvkr, b. 13, 9, 1S33, in Eatavia, N. Y.; ni. 23, 4, 1S57, in | 

Charles City, Iowa, Melinda A. Pahner. They moved the same Spring' I 

to Blue Earth, Minn., where they resided in 18S5. They had: :, | 

Fry, b. 17, 2, 1S59, who is a farmer; 2, Jane, b. 22, 7, 1S60, d. 30, ir, . ^ 

1S72; 3, Waller, b. i, 12, 1865; 4, Nathan, b. 27, 11, 1872; 5, Johis I 

b. 16, 2, 1875. • I 

iii, Hannah Pkck, b. 22, 3, 1836, in Cleveland, Ohio; d. 29, 7, 1S37, in ' | 

Ohio. ¥ 

1466. iv. Frederic Lefavor, b. 17, 9, 1S38, in Bristol, Mich.; ni. 17, 7, 1876, '.'.> ^ 

Blue Earth City, IMinn., widow I\Iary E. Young, dau. of Albion and ^ 

Nancy Johnson, of the same place. He enlisted, 27, II, 1861, in '* 

Brackett's battalion of cavalry, at Fort Snelling, !Minn., went south, 1 

and served in Tennessee. He reenlisted, i, i, 1864, came north and "^ 

served on the plains against the Indians, under Gen. Sully, and "vn-: t 

mustered out i, 6, 1866. In 1885 he was a mechanic and inventor. | 

and lived at Blue Earth City. No children. | 

V. Hannah Peck, b. 10, 9, 1840, at Willow Creek, 111.; m. 25, i?, 1862, .-.1 ; 

Chain Lake Centre, Minn., Benjamin F. Jenkins, of Iowa. In 1SS5 2 

was living at Kalama, W. T., and had four children. ■ I 

vi. Jane Beanchard, b. 25, 4, 1843, at Willow Creek, 111.; m. at R(jscoc, t 

111., Charles Piatt, who served in the late war. In 18S5 they lived in \ 
Fairmont, Minn., and had one child. 

vii. Lydia Richmond, b. 25, 4, 1843, at Willow Creek, III; m. at Roscoe, ^ 

111., George R. Smith, who served in the late war, and was for some | 

months a prisoner at Andersonville. In 1885 they resided in Roscoe, « 

111., and had two children. i 


1467. viii. GEfiKcr. IIaM-KTI, 1). i, 6, 1846, at Willow CVcck, 111. Flis early lile 
was spent on a farm. In 1S62 he enlisted in the ^linncsota Mounted 
Rangers, and was with (len. .Sibley in the ^^'est in a campaign Pgain^t 
tlie Indians. lie reenlistcd in 1864 in Brackctt's battalion of Minne- 
sota cavalry, and was on Gen. Sully's staff in the same service till he 
was mustered out, I, 6, )866. In 18S5 he was a contractor and 
builder, and lived in Blue I'^nrlh City, T^linn. 
jx. Makcia Conner, b. 11, 10, 1S48, at Willow Creek, 111.; m. 22, 5, 1S71, 
Morgan M. Jenkins, of Esthcrville, 111. In 18S5 they resided at Sher- 
burne, Islinn., and had two children. 

146S. X. Bradfokd, b. 25, 2, 1851; d. 28, 2, 1851, at Roscoe, 111. 

xi. Maky, b. 22, 4, 1S52; m. 22, 5, 1871, Howard G. Day, of Esthervillc, 
111., and had : I, Carlyle II., b. 10, 10, 1S72; 2, Pearl Mary, b, 6, 3, 
1874. In 1SS5 they resided at Albert Lea, Minn. 
xii. Lucia Ann, b. 20, 8, 1854, at Roscoe, 111.; m. 17, 7, 1S83, at Lanes- 
borough, T\linn., Frank A. Day, of Fairmont, Minn. 


1313. Capt. Justus,^ {Nathaniel^ Lemuel,^ yusftcs,^ 
(lOcnczcr^*- /saac,^ John,^ 'John^') born 31, 8, 1793, in 
Saadwlch ; d. 15, 9, 1862 ; m. 19, 4, 1821, Sarah S. LelFmg- 
well. lie was for many years a captain and pilot on the 
Hudson river, and resided in Athens, N. Y. Children : 

1469. i. Henry J., b. 10, 11, 1822; m. ist, 31, 12, 1845, Mary Miller, of Hud- 
son, N. Y.; m. 2d, 5, 9, 1853, Amy Titus, of Athens, N. Y. Had: 
I, Sarah S., b. 13, 10, 1S46, in Athens, N. Y.; 2, Kate, b. 10, 9, 1850, 
in Athens, N. Y., where she d. I, 10, 1851; 3, (by 2d wife,) Is.ibel, 
b. — , d. in infancy; 4, (^eorge Titus, b. 5th mo., 1862; 5, Ella, b. 
7th mo., 1864. In 1885 Henry J. was a merchant, and resided in 
New York city. In this family, and now descended to George Titus 
Howland, is a ])iece of tile crockery, or old-fashioned china, which 
came in the Mayflower. 
ji. Sarah J., b. 25, 8, 1826, in Athens, N. Y. ; m. 15, 6, 1853, Dr. Thom?.s 

, of Athens, N. Y. They resided in New York city. She was 

for many years a consistent member of the Episcopal church. 


1313. Watson,^ {NathanicJ^'^ LcmucU^' yusfus,^ Ehcn- 
czcr^^ Isaac,^ John^ yolm,'^) born 15, 7, 1795, in .Sandwich ; 
m. ist, 6, 3, 1823, Minerva Skinner; m. 2d, 8, 4, 1847, 


Piny White. They lived in Athens, N. Y., where he v,;. 
a housc-bnilder. They were both members of tlie Dutch 
Reformed cliurch. Children, born in Athens, N. Y. : 

i. Sarah J., b. 25, 2, 1S24; d. 24, 9, 1S25. 

1470. ii. Solon, b. 12, 8, )S25; m. n\ci2, Caroline Noljle, of Alliens, X. Y., wlitrc 

he lived for a time, and afterwards went to Pennsylvania. 

1471. iii. Walter S., b. 14, 11, 1828; in. 31, 12, 1S51, I\Iary J. Kainey, of Alliens 

N. Y., where they have always resided. In 1885 he was a Iludi'^n 
• river pilot. They had: i, Minerva, b. 10, 7, 1853; 2, William Rainty, 
b. 24, 4, 1S61. 
iv. Electa C, b. 13, 4, 1831; m. ist, Sylvanus Heath; m. 2d, Simeon 
y/ Smith. In 1SS5 she resided in San Francisco, Cal. 

'v. Ellkn B., b. 4, 8, 1835; m. 25, 2, 1855, Leander Kenney. They re- 
sided in Athens. She was a member of the Reformed Dutch church. 

1472. vi. Calvin G., b. 3, 10, 1S36. 


1313. Darius,^ (^Naihavicl^ Lcuiiicl^^ yus/HS,^ Ebcn- 
ezcr,'^ Isaac^^ JoJui,- 'Johu,^) born 13, 7, 1806, in Athens, 
N. Y., where he has always resided; m. 1st, 29, 10, 1S32, 
Caroline Barber; m. 2d, 24, 11, 1846, Margaret Cornell; 
m. 3d, 24, 7, 1865, Ann Eliza Field. For man}^ 3^ears he 
followed the occupation of house-builder, and afterwards 
became a merchant. He was a member of the Reformcl 
Dutch church. Children : 

1473. i. Tjieodokk, b, 22, 12, 1S35. I^*^ ^'^s ^ steamboat captain and pilot. 

1474. ii. George W., b. 16, 2, 183S. He was a steamboat engineer. 

1475. iii. Howard, b. 2, 3, 1S40. He was a transportation agent. 

iv. Mary B., b. 31, 1, 1S42; d. 11, 4, 1S65. She was a member of the 
Episcopal church. 
The were all born in New York. 

Children by second wife : 

V. IsAUELiA M., b. 24, 9, 1848. She lived in roughkcepsie, N. Y., aiKi 
was a member of the Episcopal church. 

1476. vi. Frederick W., b. 23, 4, 1850; d. 24, 12, 1S60, in rouglil<cepsie, N. \- 
vii. Salina T., b. 6, 4, 1S51. She lived in I'oughkcepsie, N. Y., and wa-s a 

member of the Episcopal church, 
viii, ix. Ida and Eva, b. 28, i, 1854; d. 2d mo., 1S54, in Athens, N. Y. 




13 13. NathantjCI. W.,^ {A'^allianicli' Lcnincl^^ Jusfiis,^ 
Ehcnczcr.,'' Jsaac^ yohn^ yo/in,^) born 12, 7, 1810, in 
Atl-icns, N. Y. ; m. i, 4, 1833, Belinda Salisbury, of the 
same place, llis occupation was that of carpenter, but he 
has been engaged for thirty-five 3^ears in mercantile pur- 
suits. In 1885 he resided in Athens, N. Y., was a member 
of the Reformed Dutch church, and was in business under 
the firtn of Rowland & Son. April 2, 1S83, Nathaniel and 
his wife celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of their marriage, 
with nearly every living descendant present, even tlie great- 
grandchildren, Cliildren : 

i. Josi:i'inxF, b. 70, 2, 1834; m. 15, 10, 1S54, Henry Strnnalian, Jr. 
ii. Melinda, h. 24, 6, 1836; m. 20, 9, 1856, John H. Seaman. 

1477. iii. CliAULKS Wakkkn, b. 20, 3, 1839, in Athens, N. Y.; m. ist, 4, i:^, 1S62, 

Eliza O. Van Loan, who d. 20, i, 1864; m. 2d, 25, 11, 1S67, Eliza J. 
Seaman, b. 22, 12, 1841. Had Frank Seaman, b. 5, 9, 1S69, in Ath- 
ens, N. Y. Ijoth wives belonged in Athens, where he has always 
resided, and in 1885 he was in business there with his father, mider 
the firm of Howland & Son, dealing extensively in groceries, stovc:^., 
tin ware, paints, oils, etc. 

1478. iv. FkANX'ls N., b. 7, 10, 1844, in Athens, N. Y. ; m. 7, 10, 1S6S, Mary A. 

Nichols, of that place, b. 4, 5, 1S46. In 18S5 he was living in New 
York city, where his children were born. They had : i, Annie, b. 2i, 
4, 1S72; 2, Charles F., b. i, 9, 1874. 


1314. GusTAVUS,^ {EUis^'^ J.cmucl,^ Justus^' Ehciiczcr^'^ 
haac^ yo/ni,~ 'Jo/in,'^) born 20, 6, 1822, in Sandwich; m. 
Clarissa Hatch. In 18S5 he lived in Sandwich, where he 
carried on the business of house carpenter and had a large 
lumber-yard. Children : 

i. Maky a., b. 29, 4, 1850. 
1479. ii. Edward V>., b. 29, 3, 1852; m. Nellie Fuller. Had: 1, George W., b. 
24, II, 1S75; ~i Kstella, b. 30, 8, 1878. In 1SS5 he lived in Sand- 
wich, and was a tack manufacturer. 
14S0. iii. OsCAK, b. 24, II, 1S53; m. Sarah Fisher. In 1S85 tluy lived in Sand- 
wich, where he was a painter. 
iv. Alice L., b. 24, 2, 1856. 


1481. V. Frank L., b. 28, 8, i86c. In 1SS5 he lived in Sandwich, and assisu.; 
his fatlier in his luinbcr and carpentry business. 
vi, Alice L., b. 30, 8, 1S63. 

1426. li 

1317. Charles F.,^ {BaviJ,'' Jo/m,'' David,'' John,^ ;f 

Isaac^^ yokn,^ yo/ni,^) born 25, 5, i8^i, in Boston; m. i.j. !| 

8, 1865, Blanche, dau. of Charles TI. and Rebecca Carroll, j 

of West Newton, who died 3, 3, 1881. lie was residing in [\ 

West Newton at the time of his marriage, and in 1885 stil! '| 

lived in the same place. At the age of 17 he entered tlie I 

employ of dealers in painters' and artists' supplies in Bos - | 

ton, and by strict uprightness, integrit}'', and close applica- i 

tion, he became a member of the finn of Wadsworth, How- ;| 

land & Co., importers and dealers in the above articles, * 

where he was in 18S5. Children : '.\ 

i. Maky, b. 8, I, 1867, in West Newton. - ? 

I4S2. ii. Arthlr, b. 29, 9, 1 868, in West Newton. | 

iii. Ethel, b. 3, 3, 1S77, in W^cst Newton. ' ; 

iv. EDrrH, b. — ; d. in infancy, '" > 

V. Ei>vvARD, b. — ; d. in infancy. ■ ■ V 

1437- ■ Jl 

1328. PoMEROY B.,^ {yabez,'' Jabcz/' Anscl,^ Jahc:,'' > 

Shuhacl^^ John^ yohn,^) born 15, 2, 1835, ^" West Barn- | 

stable; m. 6th mo., 1856, Lucy E., daughter of James B. 
and Eliza Hill, who died 2d mo., 1873. He went wich hi^: 
father to Neponset in 1847, was clerk for him after leaving ;; 

school, also for an iron company in Boston, and latei for | 

his father-in-law, who carried on a large confectionery 
business. In 1862 he went to Newbern, N. C, with a ^ 

firm engaged in suppl3ing goods to regiments statione<l [f 

there. After spending the Winter there, he was called to 
the Brooklyn navy yard as clerk in the bureau of yards and 
docks, where he remained three 3'ears, and then went to in>" 
oil regions for two years. He has since been in the confcc- 

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tionerv busiiicss in New York, Boston, and Cliicago, and 
in 18S4 was engaged in the sanie business in Philadelpliia, 
Pa., nnder tlie firm of ITowland & Hilton. Child : 

i. Ei.LA Tkances, b. 10, 7, 1864. 


1333- Chart. KS Wiiaia^j,^ {Freeman P.,"' WHIium,^ 
Zachetis,^ Jahez,'' Shuhacl^ John,^ John,^) born 5, 12, 
1838, in Hanson; ni. 6, X2, 1862, Mariesta, dan. of Paul 
F. (son of Capt. David Dodge, of Ipswich,) and Adeline 
(dan. of Capt. Asa Prescolt) Dodge, of Arlington. Mrs. 
Howland was educated in Cotting academy, Arlington, 
and in a female seminar}^ at Charlestown. She is an artist 
of considerable merit ; Jias been one of tiic school com- 
mittee of Rockland for three years, and in 1885 was elected 
for another term. Mr. Howland was educated at the Ab- 
ington academy and tlif Cotting academy at Arlington. 
He was afterwards for i ikne in the apothecary store of 
his bjother in Boston. In August, 1862, he enlisted in 
Co. E, 4th Mass. Vols., was at once appointed sergeant 
and company clerk, and before leaving home was appointed 
hospital steward of the regiment, which position he contin- 
ued to hold until his discharge, in August, 1863. For a 
considerable time the regnnent had no surgeon, and the 
whole responsibility fell upon him, and his ethcieucy was 
highly complimented b}' the brigade surgeon. He received 
a severe injury to the knee, which is now useless. After 
the war he engaged in the insurance business in.Abington 
with his fatlier, and brotlier Isaac C. In 1876 he removed 
to Rockland, where in 1885 he was in the same business, 
was a civil engineer with large practice, and a director ot 
the Abinoton Fire Insurance Co. and of the Mt. Vernon 
Cemetery Co. He represented his district in the legisla- 
ture in 18S1 and '83. Children: 

i. Grace, b, 12, 3, JS65; d. 17, 8, 1S65. 
14S3. ii. GiLKs Wilson, b. 11, S. iS'')6, 

II y 

^02 TliE iiOWLANDS OF AMlSRlCA. |i 

1484. iii. Paul FKi'.nKRic, b. and d. 5th mo., 186S. ^ 

iv. Edzaeetii Coixamore, b. 27, 7, 1S69. V' 

1435. V. Taul 1m<i'.i:man, b. 14, 11, iS/2-, d. 22, 4, 1S75. 

vi. Susan, b. a:id d. 14, 6, 1S75. '. 

vii. Marian D'IIige, b. 29, S, 1877. |; 

1333. Isaac Cusui-kg,^ (J^rcc?nan P.,'' WiUicnn^^ Zach- A 
ens} Jahcz," Shuhacl,^ Johv-" Jo/in,') bom 16, 5, 1S43 ; m. ] 
27, 5, 1S69, Harriet M., dau. of Edward W. (son of Judge | 
John C.*) anci Mary B. (Carpenter) Parker, of Whitehall, ; • 
N. Y. E. \V. Parker was for twent}^ years cashier of tlio .; , " 
national bank at Whitehall, N. Y. Isaac C. moved to Ab- \l 
ington with his parents at the age of six years, and was cd- " ! 
iicated at the public schools there and at Cotling academy, •• 
Arlingtono From 1S63 to Ji'l}'-, 1871, he was a book- 
keeper in Taunton. At the latter date he engaged in the jj 
insurance business with his father, and brother Charles U 
W., the firm being F. P. Rowland & Sons from that time _ i| 
He succeeded his father as secretary and treasurer of the || 
Abington Mutual Fire Insurance Co. For tliree 3^ears pre- || 
ceding the death of his father he resided at Hanson, ^vhcre "tl 
he became deeply interested in the Cono-reoational churcli, • .. 
in which he was baptized, and over which his father hatl fl 
been pastor for nine years. He engaged earnestly in 11:1' ?| 
work of the church and sabbath-school, and assisted eili- -J 
ciently in a revival of religion there in 1SS2-S3, which nearly | '| 
doubled the membership. In 18S5 he was residing in Ab- ■ 5 
ington, in the house in which his father lived ever aftc" .| 
1849, but he still continued the superintendenc}' of the Sun- || 
da3'-school at the old church in Hanson, six miles away, and 1 1 
deemed it a great privilege. He is also a faithful deacon of : "^ 
that church. They have an adopted daughter, Edith D., ;; 

b. 27,5,1876. w 

*John Clark Prcrkcr, son of Pelcr, was b. 9, 11, 1775, in Torrington, Conn., ami in. 11, 3. !•■>*: 
Susan, dan, of DaviJ M.isuii, who was son of David and Susannali Majon, of West }i,''nford, Conu. 



1337. John Newton,^ {^JoJni^ Salmon,^ George^'- 
Gcoro-c 6"./' Jolin^ John,- John,"') born 13, 9, 1830, in 
Cannonsvllle, N. Y. ; m. 13, 5, 1857, Sarah P. Stebbins, of 
MasonvJlle, N. Y. He was educated at Ypsilanti (JMicIi.) 
seminary and at a commercial college in Detroit, LI'ch., 
subsequent]}^ taugJii; school, and was a clerk in a general 
store in Port Huron, JNIich., but soon returned to Ypsilanti 
and associated Iximstlf^ with his father in the leatlier busi- 
ness. He has in his possession a genuine relic of the ?'Iay- 
flower, of which he writes as follows : 

il is an English gourd shell of dark mahogany color, sixteen inches long, larger 
at one end than tlic other, sliglitly crooked, and will hold three or four qunrts. 
Tradition says it was brought over filled with gunpowder, which from its appearance 
seems probable ; also t]\at it has always been in the possession of a " John," handed 
down from father to son, except in my father's case. It was given liim for his name 
by his great-uncle John, who died childless. 

Children : 

i486, i. A son, b. 13, 4, 1S60; d. at birth. 

ii, Mary, b. 16, 4, 1S62; d. 12, 12, 1865. 

iii. Clara, b, 31, 7, 1S64; d. 3, 7, 1865. 

iv. CoRXiE, b. 10, 10, 1S66. 
1487. V. John Augustine, b. S, g, 1S69. 


The families whose connection with some of the foregoing 
nes has been estabhshed, but whose records were received 
30 late to insert in their, proper places in the bod}' of this 
j'ork ; the very few families we have not been able to con- 
ect with those heretofore given ; some births, marriages, 
nd deaths, gathered from various sources ; and miscella- 
eous items, will be found in this Appendix. 

■ ' 1488. 

The following are the descendants of William Ilowland, 
)f Encrlund. Not until after the commencement of the 
printing of this work, Vv-as the author aware that there were 
n America any Plowlands but the descendants of the trio 
^Arthur, Henry, and John) already given. 

William Rowland^ was born in England as early as 
j[750, and died there. Children : 

I4S9. i. V.'iLLiAM, b. — ; d. — . 

1490. ii. Ji'liN, b. — ; (1. — , 

1491. iii. Jf.ssk, b. — ; d. — . 

1492. iv. James, b. — ; d. — . 

1493. V. IIenrv, b. — ; d. — . 

The above chi'drcn lived in Liverpool, London, and elsewhere in Eng- 

William (1491) was born in England as early 33 1776; m. Celia Long, 
and had: i. Caroline, b. 28, 12, 1S16. 2.. Louisa C, b. 2, 6, iSiS. 
3. James, b. 5, 10, 1S19, in Canterbury, Eng. lie came to America 
5th mo., 1026, and m. 14, 7, 1S42, Mary A. Hurley, who d. 15, 11, 
1S77, aged 56. He learned a cabinet-maker's trade, and afterwards, 
in Cleveland, Ohio, conducted the business of an undertaker, which 
he sold out, and retired from business in 1872, but continued his resi- 
dence in that city, where he was in 1SS4. 4. Celia, b. 25, i, 1821. 5. 
Jesse, b. 25, 4, 1S23. In 1S84 he was a trunk manufacturer in Koch- 
ester, N. V. 6. Margaret, b. 20, 10, 1824. 7. Ruth, b. 12, 9, 1S26. 
S. William, b. 10, 7, 1S30; m. , and had: i, George, b. 29, 10, 


1855, m. and had Charles, b. 25, 9, 1877, and Ruth, h. 29, 6, iSSi; 
2, Sarah, b. 14, 2, 1S63. William attempted to learn a tanner's tra !i: 
afterwards served a short apprenticeship at tninlr-making, and su'itf 
quently was emjiloycd by an undertaker in Cleveland, Ohio. JIc 
afterwards returned to New York state, where he has since work .-i ;■• 
painting, carpentry, and farming. In 1884 be was living in S'uth 
Hannibal, N. Y, 9. Mary, b. 13, 12, 1S31. 10. Emma, b. 25, (, 
1833. II. George, b. 7, 9, 1834. 12. John, b. 16, 5, 1S36. In i.\^'^ 
he was living in South Hannibal, N. Y., and had been in the hi •.'!..- 
smithing business twenty-eight years. 


The following are descendants of Jonathan. 

rEi.E'j HoWLAND (724) was born in Dutchess co., N. Y. In 1827 he went li. | 

Canada and began a business life as clerk in a store in Brampton. In 1S58 ho i 

bought out half of his brother Willinm's business in Lambton, near Torojito, \\':u-r-^ i 

he lived until his death, in June, iSSj. He m. 31, 8, 1S38, Ann Smith. Thc-y Iv-. I j 

three children, all of whom died in infancy. . f 

Sir William rj:ARCE Howlano, C. E., K. C. M. G. (725,) was born in Ki:i!cr- ', 

hook, N. Y. His early Hfe was spent in the vicinity of Cape Vincent, N. Y. Aiiuiit ■ 

1S30 lie went to Canada and began life as clerk in a general store and lumber b'jsi- | 

ncss. He soon worked himself up, and began business for himself near Toronto. | 

In 1855 he took his two brothers into partnership, and carried on a large miliin;: 
and lumber business. He was fmance minister of Canada in 1862-63, recci.i t- 
general in 1863-64, postmaster-general in 1864-66, minister of inland rcve.usi- 
in 1S67-68, lieutenant-governor of the province of Ontario in 1S6S-73, when he ' ;• 

received from the Queen of England the Order of the Bath. In 1879 he wn^ re- J 

warded for his long public service by being crea ed Knight Commander of the Or 'cr } 

of St. Michael and St. George, by her Majesty the Queen of England. On rctirir.; h 

from public life he once more devoted his time to business matters, and up to !"ic ' 

present (18S5) is still doing a very large grain and commission business in Toui!;!", J; 

in partnership with his son, besides being president of the Ontario Bank, and inli-r- | 

cstcd in numerous other large commercial enterprises. He is also owner of sovci.d I 

large flouring mills. He m. ist, 12, 7, 1843, Mary Ann (Blyth) Webb, who d. r i | 

mo., i860, leaving tluee children; m. 2d, 22, 10, 1S65, Susannah (Hunt) Sbrc.i^- f 

bury. Had: I. William II., b. — . He was educated in Toronto, and in i-"'"-\> * 

was living there, and was in business partnership with his father. He is n-.:'.:ric., t 

and has a large family. 2. Oliver A., b. — . He was educated in Toronto, and i'> 1 

1885 was practising law in that city with great success. He is unmarried- j- i 

Florence, b. — . | 

Il!:NRY Stark Howland (726) was born in New York state; ni. Adelia Si:^r:'-3 l 

Smith, b. 23, 3, 1S32. He early setiled in Canada, and in 1SS5 was living in 'l*-- l 

ronto, where he was doing a successful hardware business under the firm of thii^f | 

S. Howland, Sons & Co. Had : I. Harriet J., b. 6, 8, 1853; m. 1 1, 12, 1S7S, I'^-Si I 

Gillespie, of Toronto. 2. Henry Stark, b. 12, 7, 1855, in Klimburg, Ontario, C-n-; ■ | 

Appendix. 407 

m. 17, 12, 18S0, Frances Louise, cbu, of C. 11. Morse, of Toronto, b. 5, T, 1855, in 
Lockport, N. Y., and lir.d Kate Louise, b. 28, 2, 18S2, in Toronto. In 18S5 he re- 
sided in Toronto, where he was in business witli his father, and was secretary, of tlie 
Association of Canadian Etchers. 3. Pelcg, b. 7, 6, 1S57, in Canada. 4. Frederic 
N., b. 8, I, 1S59, in Cr.nada. 5. Egbert Amos, b. 3, i, 1861, in Canada. 6. Thomp- 
son Smith, b. 28, 9, 186.?, in Canada. 7. William Pearce, b. 28, 9, 1SC2, in Canada, 
8. Mary Ma)', b. 10, i, 1865, in Toronto, Canada. 9. Lydia, b. 2, 2, 1867, in Can- 
."da. 10. (ieorge Washington, b. 2, 2, 1867, in Canada. 11. Frank, b. 15, 12, 
1S68. 12. Horace, b. — ; d. in infancy. 

Frkhkrick Akin Hcm'L.A.ND (727) was born 5, 10, 1827,* on Carlton Island, 
in the .Saint Lawrence river, where his early life was spent. In 1843 he went 
to Canada, and was employed as clerk by- liis brother until 1855, when he was 
taken into ])artnership with him, and the three brothers carried on a large milling 
and manufacturing business in Lambton, as stated above. In 1869 he bought out 
his brother William, and continued the business with Pcleg until the death of the 
last, since which time he has had sole management. He has a beautiful place 
seven miles from the city of Toronto. lie m. rst, 28, 8, 1855, Matilda Margaret 
Musson, who d. 23, i, 1871 ; m. 2d, 4, 9, 1873, Jane Ford. Had: i. Albert Pe- 
leg, b. 1857; drowned, 7th mo., 1878, in Toronto Pay. 2. Lillias Matilda, b. 8, 2, 
'859. 3. Frederick Thomas, b. 10, 2, 1S61, in I,ambton, Canada. He graduatdl 
at Upper Canada college, Toronto, and in 1SS5 was engaged in the wholesale hard- 
ware business in Council Bluffs, Iowa. 4. Charles Henry, b. 25, 3, 1863, in Lamb- 
ton, Canada. He graduated at Upper Canada college, Toronto. From 1880 to 
1S83 he was employed as inspector of lands for the Hudson's Bay Comp.any, and in 
1885 was practising as a surveyor in Los Angeles, Cal. 5. Lucien Barnes, b. 2, 9, 
1866. He was educated at Port Hope, and in 1885 was with his father in Lamb- 
ton, Canada. 6. (By 2d v.ife) V.'illiam Ford, b. — . 7. Amy Pearce, b. — . 8. 
James Franklin Starbuck, b. — . 

' Stephen Howland, born 6, 12, 1778, in Foster, R. I., - ' '] 

was son of John and Freelove (Salisbury) Howland, of ' \ 

Rhode Island. He m. 1S17, in Foster, R. I., Catherine 
Young. The}-- both died in Winfield, N. Y. ; he, 10, 7, 
1874, s^^^» 5' 3' ^^77. Stephen was a farmer. He moved 
his famil}^ from Rhode Island in May, 1830, to Richfield, 
Otsego CO., N. Y. , and resided in or near that town dm-ing 
the remainder of his life. He was a strong man, both phys- 
ically and mentally, and was highly esteemed for his up- 
riglitness and morality. Children : 

Hknky S., b. 4, 1, 181S. He is a farmer, and is said to be a second edition of 
his father. 

*Tyic ilatc of V, A. Howlaiul's birth, 1S29, given on p.igc 199, is an error. 




IIORACK v., b. 8, 3, 1820; m, 16, 3, 1850, Louisa A. Young, of Richfield, ?<.. V, • 

He worked on the farm, in factories, etc.. in the Summers of his early life, mh\ I 

taught school Winters. During this time he took an active part in lyceuni ar.;! f 

literary societies, etc., and frequently addressed the puhlic. He early turned his ? 

attention to the legal profession, and in March, 1849, entered the office of Sl-w- ; 

ard, lilatchford & Morgan, as law student. He was admitted to the bar, 9, in, 

1849, on the certificate of Hon. William H, Seward. He has had no desire T.r 

political oftlce, but was a member of the constitutional convention of New York [ 

state in 1873. In 1885 he was residing in Auburn, N. Y., where ho had practise! \ 

law with great success since 1850. He has been an ardent supporter of the caus? J 

of temperance and other reforms. No children. « 

Susan, b. 15, i, 1S22. . | 

M.4.RIAN C, b. 17, 12, 1822. . I 

Ci:lia C, b. 14. 10, 1825. " I 

Amy Grekn, b. 7, 10, 18.17; d. 5, 9, 1S69. | 

Harrikt I\I., b. 29, I, 1830. i 

Louise A., b. 8, 9, 1832. • f 

Frkelove, b. 4, 9, 1834. _ * 

Ruth, b. i, 12, 1836. | 

Amazia a., b. 14, I, 1839; d. 14, 10, 1842, I 

Asa Y., b. 25, 8, 1S43. j 

512. I 

I^LLTiRY Almy Howi.and, bom 5, 3, 1792; d. 19, i-. I 

1862, in Jaiiesville, Wis. ; m. in New Bedford, Ann C. . | 

Smith, b. 29, 5, 1797, d. 20, 6, 1871, in Stoughlon, Wis. j^ 

They settled in Scipio, N. Y., where they lived until the | 

Spring of 1850, when they moved to Janesville, Wis. At | 
the latter place he V\'as a prominent citizen, at one time " ». 

mayor, and lived there until his death. Children, all born | 

in Scipio, N. Y., except the first : §' 

Rebecca S., b. 24, 10, 1818, in Dartmouth; m. 22, 6, 1842, Jonathan ]^To?h<.r, '>f | 

Scipio, N. Y., who d. 20, i, 1871, and had: i, Ellery Howland, b. 24, 10, iS.;3, ••• 5 

3, 3, 1845; 2, William Ellery, b. 5, I, 1S46, d. 6, 2, 1851; 3, Lottie, b. 20, ir, I'^S^ \ 

d. 17, 4, 1854; 4, Carrie Howland, b. 20, 12, i860, d. 16, I, 1862. f 

Isaac, b. 4, 10, 1820; m. i, 5, 1841, Sarah J. Allen, who d. 17, 4, 1845, in Sc)]>1'.\ | 

N. Y. They had: i. Sarah J., b. 9, 4, 1845, in Venice, N. Y.; m. 25, i, 186S, in | 

Chicago, I. Worden Donaldson, and had Mary E., b. 15, 3, 1871, d. 10, 12, iS;'.>. I 

Isaac m. 2d, 13, 5, 1S51, in La Prairie, Wis., Sarah Wheeler, and had: 2. M-'O' | 

Helen, b. 20, 5, 1852; m. 21, 2, 1S75, in BakersHeld, Cal., Arthur T. Whitman, of | 

Connecticut, and had Mary B., b. 22, 11, 1878. 3. Annie Louise, b. 19, 8, i^oJ; ^ 

d. 24, r, 1863. 4. Julius C, b. 5, 12, 1865; in 1SS5 he and his father were iivinil | 

in Chicago. 5. A child, unnamed, b. and d. iitli mo.. 1S69. | 


I\1akv Ann, b. 5, 1, 1823; c1. 7th mo., 1851, in Janesville, Wis. 

EuzAiSE'iii, b, 20, 3, 1825, in Scipio, N. Y.; d. 7, 4, 1S46, in Ihc same towr. 

l.vcv Makia, b. I, 8, 1827 ; m. 20, 6, 1S51, in Janesville, Wis., Nathan M. Cu-cn, 
M. D., who (1. 17, 7, 1854, in Stougliton, AVis., and had Kllery R., b. 5, 6, 1S52. 
Luf'y M. ni. 21I, ly, 4, i860, in Janesville, Wis., George R. Barnes, who died at 
Nunda, 111., and had Annie Matilda, b. 28, 8, 1S62, d. — , at Nunda, 111. 

Thomas Smith, b. 14, 11, 1829; d. 12, 2, 1877, in Kansas. 

Emily, b. 8, 9^ 1S32; d. 18, 4, 1S59, in Alameda, Cal. 

Chakloitk, b. 2, II, 1S34; m. 2, 10, 1S54, Julius Chester, of California, who in 
1SS5 was an editor iu Alameda, Cal. No children. 

Caroline L., b.'3, 9, 1837; d. 10, 10, 1S75, at Bakersfield, Cal.; m. 17, 2, iS6^, 
at Nunda, 111., Lewis L. Rogers, and had: i, Mary E., b. 10, 8, 18G5, d. 3, i, JS67; 
2, Charlotte B., b. 2, 12, 1S67; 3, Alice; 4, Lewis. They moved to Californi.i in 
J 870. 

Louisa Francks, b. 19, 12, 1841; d. 5, 5, 1842, in Scipio, N. Y. 

]\L\RY JIowLAND, daii. of Isaac (277,) who d. 22> 3, 
1858, m. 12, II, 1809, in Dartmouth, Seth Davis, who d. 

3, 3, 185 1, in Dartmontli, and had the follo\N'ino- children : 

Isaac IIowland, d. 25, 7, 1849; m. 19, 5, 1834, in Dartmouth, Rhoda Tuchcr, 
dau. of Pardon and Esther Devoll, of that town. He was a master-mariner. They 
had: I, Esther Ann, b. 9, 4, 1835, in Dartmouth. 2. Mary Elizabeth, b. S; i, 
1839, in New ]]cdford; m. 21, 3, 1861, William N. Church, of New Bedford., and 
had William N., b. i, i, 1864, in that city. 

Ellery Howi.anu, d. 23, 8, 1S15. 

Ellery IIowland, d. 5, 11, 1869; m. 12, 3, 1S41, in New Bedford, Ann V. Gust, 
and had : i, Jane; 2, Seth Pope. . | 

EiJ'/Aiir,™ Ibm'LAXD, m. George !\T. Eddy, and had ch. (first four b. in New 1 

Bedford) : i, Abram Tucker, b. 10, i, 1S41; 2, George Morton, b. 5, 8, 1S43; 3, 
Isaac Howland, b. 27, i, 1S46, d. 15, r, 1852; 4, Job, 10, 12, 1848, d. I, 9, 1S51; 
5, Elizabeth Howland Davis, b. 14, 9, 1852, d. 23, 11, 1865; 6, Sarah Davis, b. 27, 

4, 1855, d. II, 7, 18S1; 7, William Whiteridgc, b. 12, 3, 1858, d. 9, 12, 18^5. 
James, m. 21, 3, 1S49, in Providence, R. I., Ehzabeth A. Howland, of Dartmouth, 

and had: 1. Isaac Howland, b. 19,9, 1850, in Janesville, Wis.; m. 8, 10, 1079, 
Sarah Butler, of Oregon, and had: I, James Rufus, b. 10, 3, 1882; 2, Percy Ray- 
mond, b. 17, 5, 1884. 2. Elizabeth Alrny, b. 15, 12, 1853, in Fairhaven; m. 31, 10, 
18S0, Peter Hepburn, of San Francisco, Cal., who d. 30, 7, 1883, in Oakland, Cal. 
3. William James, b. 21, 7, 1S57, in I'airhaven; m. 8, 12, 1SS4, in Lewiston, blaho, 
Ida Ward. 4. Mrry, b. 3, 7, 1S67 ; m. 12, 11, 1SS4, in Elkton, Oregon, William 

Moses C, m. i, 5, 1849, in Dartmouth, Almy \V. Allen. 

Sarah, m. 24, 3, 1859, in New Bedford, Washington A. Jenkins. 


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Daniet. Howi.and, son of Israel and Drusilla, of Dover. | 

Dutchess CO., N. Y., m. previous to 17S7, Betsey, dau. of ! 

Jacob Bull, of Kent, Conn. The record reads as follows: \ 

Jacob Bull and I^Tary Washburn were joyned logather in Marriage November ll.c i 

i^th i^fGa pr John Ransom Justice Peace. '■; 

Bctsee Daugh.tcr to ye above Named Persons was Born Novcmr 201I1 176S. l 

Jacob and Mary bad tv/entj children, among whom ^^•(■;(• \ 
Ruth, Jemima, Betsc}^ Isaac, and Jacob. "Jacob and 
Thomas Bull, of Kent," bought .of Joseph Washburn, of 

■ Kent, Conn., and Benjamin Waller, of New Milford. Conn., t 

2, 7, 1762, the tract of land which remained the homestead | 

of Jacob Bull and his descendants for more than a hundre'J | 

years. * 

In a cemetery in Upper ]Merr3'all, town of New Milfoul, < 

Conn., is a stone with the following inscription : I 

In ^Memory of Jacob Bull, who died J-ily 19, 181 1, aged 8r years. 
Mary Bull; his wife died April 8, 1S16, aged 75 years. 
They were bles'd with 20 Children ! 
This is erected by J. T. Bull. 

" Daniel Rowland, of Kent," bought a place in New . . 

Milford, Conn., in April, 1796. The inventor}^ of his es- 
tate, dated 4, 8, i799» mentions "potatoes growing" and 
" r3^e in the barn." He was buried in New Milford, Conn. 
His wife Betse}^ was not original!}^ a Quakeress. The 
Friends' records of Qiiaker Hill, Dutchess co., N. Y., con- 
tain the following entry : 

To the T»Ionthly Meeting of Friends to be Held on the Oblung the 17'^^ of J2'-'' 
mo 1787 Dear Friends Some time Past I gave way to Keep Company with one 
not of our Society and was Married by a Magistrate all which I am sorry for anu - 

Do Condemn and Desire you my Friends to pass by this m/ misconduct and Re- 
ceive mc under your Watchful Care again. 

This from your J'riend DANIEL IIOWT.AN J ). 

He w'as restored to membership. Betsey m. 2dj Capt. 
Benajah Stone, a widower, of New Milford, Conn. Tlie}' 
had the following children born in Kent, Conn. : 


Ben'jAmix, d. 4th mo., icS<i8, aged 64; m. 1st, Abigail Wiliams,* of Kent. Cori)., 
who d. I, 10, 1S36, in Kent, aged 50; m. 2d, Eliza, widov/ of Ixobert Anics, who 
d. 2S, 12, 1874. Her maiden name was Elhvjn, and she was born 15, 10, 1801, in 
Kingston, Ulster co., N. Y. "Benjamin llov/land, of New Milford," Conn., bought 
a house and. land on Kint Mountain, Conn., i, 4; 180S, which Ijecame the home- 
stead of the Ilowlands of the town of Kent. He becanie^oiie ofjhejargcst land- 
owners in Kent, and did a large business in hauhng iron and country produce to 
Poughkeepsie, N. Y., Hartford and Bridgeport, Conn., bringing back groceries, &c. 
They had r^iT7Mcrwin D., b. 19, li, 1S06, in New Milford, Conn.; m. 1S27, in 
Kent, Conn., Betsey Morgan, b. 5, 6, 1806. His hfelong occupation has been farm- 
ing and coahng. He has always taken a lively interest in town affairs. At one 
time he had charge of the poor. They have: i, Frederic David, .). 19, li, 1827, 
in Kent, Conn., where he m. 12, 2, 1851, Agnes Bull, of the same place, and had 
Frederica E., b. 9, 11, 1852; m. 3, 10, 1876, Miles A. Whitcomb, of New London, 
Conn., and has a dau. Agnes M., b. 27, 1 1, 1878. Mr. ^^^litcomb is doing a suc- 
cessful grocery business in New Haven, Conn., where they lived in 1885, and both 
were members of Trinity M. E. churcl there. 2, Ezra Merwin, b. 13, 12, 1829; d. 
25, 8, 1876; m. 5, 9, 1852, in New Preston, Conn., Nancy M. Williams, who d. 7.^, 
8, 1876, in Falls Village, Conn., and had: i, Ida E., b. 12, 4, 1853, in Kent, Conn., 
m. John King, M. D., and had one daughter; 2, Fred P., b. il, I, 1859, in Kent, 
m. Mattie McCarthy, and in 1885 was living in Danbury, Conn. (Mrs. Hovvbn<l is 
a successful teacher in the high school in Danbury, Conn., and also a teacher of 
music); 3, Rollin Ezra, b. 2, 12, 1S74, in Brookfield, Conn., where she v.-as living 
in 1885 with her mother, unmarried. Ezra M. taught school for many years, has 
carried on the butchering business in Kent, Conn., and other places, and was for a 
time deputy sheriff of Litchfield co., Conn. 3, Mabel Eliza, b. 18, 6, 1S33; m. ist, 
13, 2, 1855, in Kent, Conn., Tlieodore K. Applebee; m. 2d, 18, 5, 18S0, in Kent, 
Randolph Frisbie. INlabel Eliza was for a time secretary and treasurer of the 
^Vomen's Christian Temperance Union in New Haven, Conn. Jn 1SS5 they were 
living in Kent; no children. 4, Abigail Jennette, b. 22, 8, 1S35: m. Hcndrick 
I>essey, of New Haven, Conn., and d. 9, ir, 1S79; no children. 2,~Beisey, b. 29, 
4, 1S08; m. 1st, 18, 2, 1836, Robert Miller, a carpenter and joiner, who d. iS, 3, 
1854; m. 2d, Daniel Morgan, who was living in 1SS5. She died 19, 2, 1865, in 
Ravenna, Ohio, of consumption, after great suffering. No children. ,3. Cyru=; 
Northup, b. 19, 5, iSio; d. 14, 12, 1835. I'^*^ ^'^^ ^^^ iron-foundrymait -in Nev*' 
York state, and is said to have died from the effects of hard work and e>:ces?ive 
heat. He accumulated a handsome property, which he left to his brother iJaniel. 
He never married. 4. Daniel, b. 28, 4, 1812; d. 20, 2, 18S4, in Kent, Coun.; m. 
Mrs. Melissa (Chamberlain) Elhvyn, and had a dau. Eva, who d. 12, 9, 1S64. aged 
2 years 11 months. Melissa was b. 2, 6, 1820, in Kent, Conn., and was living in 
1S85. ' 5. Ehza, b. 19, 6, 1S15, in Kerit, Conn.; d. 24, 4, 1856; m. Almon B. White, 
b. 6, 6, 1813, in Sharon, Conn, and had: I, Marcus B., b. 2, 6, 1S39, in Kent, 
Conn., and in 18S5 was living in Ravenna, Ohio; 2, Welby D., b. 3, 12, 1S4S, in 

* Abigail's grnndfallicr was n native of Wales. Her father, J.abez, m. Milicent Taylor, of Kii;;- 
lish descent, and had a family of tliree sons and seven daughters. He served for six years in the 
Revolutionary war, and was maimed from being frost-bitteu when in the .-.ervicc. He died about 


Ravenna, Ohio, an-i in 1885 was livin,, in C^reat Earrington, Mass.; ,, EvH-n ^ 

1. Chase, a tanner ,n Kent, Conn., and had, x. L^na M b of, , /s,/ ; :' 

A ^ - J^^7^y-' ■^- ": 7- ^S;5 ; S. Flora E., b. xS, x^ xS^l x8 ; ,/'. i 
A. Shove, of Warren. Conn., had Florence H., b. xo i xS7q nnd in rS-^r , 
i;;B..ste. N.Y.,.here Mr. Shove .as proi^ie.; ^^^^l^y Z^'i::^ 
Mr. ^U,te was a carpenter m Ravenna, Ohio. 6^ Ralph, b. 31. 5, iSx^- n. A 
1S39, M. Benedict.* b. 23, X2, x8x6. They had x T sUna m' b , ' 
X84., n. .7, XX. X8.0, Leh,nan T. Peet, and had. x, ^lerriit ^ b . g is x' .' 
• ^7'-<^,f . ^-.3. 8. 1864. 3, Hattie M., b. 3. 6. xSG-S, 4. Ralph L, b. xS 4 xSG:.' 
and jn X.S5 resulcd xn New Milford, Conn., where he was ! far.n'er, 2 'st Si 

^' . ; t •^•r- '''' "' ^' '^^^^' ^^"'y" '^- 13"«s, who d. xo, 9, rS7c ml 
3, 3, US76, Marion Judd, of Walertown. Conn., and had x, Cora k b 7 V s'. ' 

• ' w"' 'r '\'' '''"' '' ^^^'"^ J" ^- 4^^ '--^ ^SSx ( W. is aVr .'' 
.n Warren, Conn ; 3. Mark B.. b. 29, xo. X846. ,n. xx. xx. X869. Sarah Wijf 
Ken , Conn., and had x Ralph W., b. X7. xo, X872. .. Howard M.. b. 8, r;,' 
Hatne L.. b. - (Mark B. is a farmer in Kent. Conn.) /./> Marcus b 1 xo % i- ' 
d. 7, I, 1S40, unmarried. '^... Mark, b. 4, xo. x8-'o- m x6 xo xT, •\^' ?'.' ' 
>lia Mo.l.use. b. .x, X0..8.X. in Ke^l. in mX'2:t:^:Zn^^: 

CO., Miss., and^in X8S5 was hving at Waterbury, Conn., unmarried; 2, Francis B- 
con, b. 9, 5, 1852, in Kent, d. 9, x, x 860, in Waterburv Conn • , ri 1 ' T 
b. 18, X. X854, in Waterbury. 00^^.. wh re she x 'x' s" ' '''^''''''T ''''''''' 
Fremont, b. X9, 9, .836, in Waterb;y. Conn::;;.:;;^ ^ T^^ V:ti^ H^ 
Bronson. of Sheffield, Berkshire co., Mass., and had, x, Ernest Mark l^'a ^.t' 

in" x^; tl 'r' Y"'\f"""' '• '' '' '''- ^' ^--"<^ I^-«. b.i/r ^885 t: 
in SSS they lived in Waterbury, Conn.; 5, Charles Sumner b. xc, 8 xs'V 
Waterbury. Conn., m. 3. xx, XS84, Mrs. Harriet Fisk of Waterburv C 
they lived in X885. Mark left home at the age of ^:1^ tTj:^;;:::: 
prentxcedto a carpenter, and afterwards worked at his trade for a nuX TyZ 
m Iississippi and Louisiana. Since X852 he has been a resident of WatLb ; • 
Co n. II has rai inventive turn of mind, and has patented an improved W:' 
lat.h window stop fastener, and two forms of snow shovel tips. lie .L a zca o i 
antislavery advocate was a member of the Republican part, but now of th 1- 
h bition par^ .;9 Irank. b. X82S; d. 2. xo, X859; m. x6, 2 X852, Marl t - n ,'- 

tn Tl'^"" '^°"^"'' '• '"' '' ^'59. two days bef^.: her hulml Ti - 
werbunedat Ravenna. Ohio, where they had lived. He was a joiner. Thev ^ 
a dau. Bessie, b. 29, X2, X852; m. x8. 4. xS68, Henry Parham of En.l sh ' 
Welsh descent, b. 27, 3, X84X, in Warren, Ohio. A fewleeks aLthey w ^e n - 
ried they settled in Lima, Ohio, where he ha^s since been in the hardwl ^ „ : '- 
They are active members of the Trinity M. E. church of that place, ."ere he i^a 

Ke.U, .her. L ^2 ^^t^;^^JZ2: T' C ' 7 V'"'"""' ^'" "'^^ ^ ''-'-' "^ ^ 
exhoncr in tl,c M. E church He n H t \TT , '^' '"'"• ''" "^'^ ^ cias.s-loader a:,.! 

Ralph Howland. "'"' "■"^'--'^- -' ^ad a dnu. Ilankt U., wh. „.. 

tXo Bcnjanua F. I a,n grcaUy Un much rc,.rdin, .hL (a.nily, descendants of D...ic,. 



I class-leader, recording steward, and Sunday-schoo! superintendent. Mr. rarhnm is 

J also a member of the common council of tlie cit)' fjovernmciit. 10. (By 2d ".vife.) 

I Abby, 1>. 2i> 7, 183S; m. 1st, 16, 3, 1856, Jerome M. Johnson, b. 19, 2, 1835. I^'- 

I served in the late war as blacksmith in Co. H, 2d Conn, heavy artillery, was v, ounded 

^ at Cold Harbor, and died 17, 6, 1864, in hospital o;- BlackwclJ's Tsland, N. Y. 

I They had Lucy Maria, b. 24, 10, 1S59; m. i, i, i8.^j, Frederick J. Taylor, b. 2^, 2, 

i '^59> in Kent, Conn., v.hcre tl^ey v/ere living iii 1085. Abby m. 2d, 23, t, 1865, 

* Daniel Sijuire;, Parscli, b. 2, 1, 1S44, and had: I, Charles x\llen, b, 30, 7, iS'v6; 2, 

! ]k-:ijamin Horace, b, 14, 3, rS63; 3, Martha /vnn, b. 4, i, 1870; 4, Mary EHza, b. 

23, 5, ?<S7?; 5, Addie Ina, b. 16, 9, 1874; 6, Ida Abby, b. 16, 9, 1874; 7, Howard 
;; Jerome, b. 14, 2, 1S76; 8, Edith May, b. 2t, 5, 1878. Ii, 1KS5 the family were all 

J living, and resided in Kent, Conn. ri. Lucy Jane, b. 17, S, 1S41; m. r, i, 1S7S, 

; Reulien Eaton, and have Sophie ]udd, b. 23, ii, 1881 ; in 1S85 all living in Kent, 

(• Conn. 12, Cyrus ])., b. 17, 10, 1S42; m. 28. 2, i8jo, "\Lary Jane Smith, b. 12, 12, 

1844, and had eh. b. in Connecticut: i, John Henry, 1^ 26, 6, 1861 ; 2, Lucy Eliza, 
b. 15, 12, 1S62, d. 22, 12, 1S63; 3, William Walker, o. 14, i, 1866; 4, Cyrus Edwin, 
;■ b. 2, 10, 186S; 5, (Jharlcs Benjamin, b. 14, 2, 1S70, 6 imd 7, Ida Jane and Ada 

Jennette, born 12, 2, 1872, — Ida died lo, 6, 1874, ind Ada died 15, 9. 3S72; $', 
; I'^ederick Sherman, b. 2, 2, 1S74; 9, Jerome Smith, b. 13, 12, 1876; 10, George 

Studky, b. 9, 2, 18S0; 11, Flora Berry, b. ri, 12, 1882. John Ilenry m. 18, 9, 
! 1880, Amy Pitcher, b. 7, 10, !S6i, and has one child, Sophie Eaton, b. 22, 1, 1883, 

■; and in 1SS5 was living in Kent, Conn. In 1885 Cyrus and his wife were lining in 

Kent, Conn. 13. Jolin^ b. 20, 3, 1S45; ■^- ^7* ^2, ' J>^p. 14. George Benjamin, b. 
19, 7, 1847; m. ic, 3, 187G, Tndianora Taylor, of j lark edale, Conn., and had two 
children who died young. In 1885 lived in Marbledale, Conn. 15. A child, un- 

JACOi! Woon, died 17, 4, 1842, aged 56; married 1st, 24, 12, 1S09, Chanty Trea.l- 
well, b. 4, 12, 1792, d. 17, II, 1816; m. 2d, 4, 5, rSl7, Lucy Gregory, who d. 15, 
12, 1S45, •''ged 53. He was a tall man, of commanding appearance, possessing a 
positive, determined nature. They had: i. Urania, b. 23, 9, iSio; m. Oilin 
Westovcr, and in 1885 lived in O.xford, N. Y. Had several children. 2. Beis'.y, b. 
5, 7, 1S12; m. Calvin Westovcr, brother of Orlin, and had Cliailes, I\liles, and 

Roxy; in 1S85 lived in Oxford, N. Y. 3. Minor, b. iS, 6, 1814; m. , and had : 

I I I, Frank, who studied medicine in New York city; 2, Eugene; 3, Edgar. 4. John 

I 1 Treadwell, b. 29, 10, 1816; d. 6, 6, 1874; m. i, 5, 1850, Mary Osborne, and had: 

I, Emma Jane, b. 16, i, 1852, m. 29, 3, 1876, Charles C. Callender, a tinsmith, re- 
siding in Canaan, Conn.; 2, Elbert Doane, b. 26, 10, 1854, m. 17, 11, 1S75, Ilaltie 
M. Piatt, and had, i, Ed^vard, 2, Clyde, 3, Elbert D., and in 1S85 resided or. the 
old homestead in New Milford, Conn. (P. O. address, Caylordsville, Conn.) 5. 
Elihu, b. I, 3, 181S, in Litchfield, Conn.; m. 14, 9, 1S42, Jane A., dau. of Kev. Dan- 
iel Baldwin, b. 17, 8, 1S26, in the above county. They moved to La Salle co., J 11., 
in 1846. Had : I, Albert E., 1). 22, i, 18.^5, m. 12, I-o, 1871, Emma J., dau. of John 
]'hi!li])s, b. 9, /o, 1S47, "'" England, and came to '.]•'% con.ntry with l\cr parents v.'hen 
but eight ycnis old,— had, I, Florence L., b. 22, 8, 1872. 2, Ernest C, b. 10, 8, 1874, 
3, Edith A., b. 26, 4, 187S, 4, Jessie L., b. 9, 9, iSSo, 5, Ilatiie J., b, 28, 2, 1SS3, 
and in 18S3 they were living in Deer Park, La Salic co., 111., where Albert E. ov.-ned 
a farm, and besides working it he was a manufactur :r of drain ule and pressed brick, 
and also had a saw-mill, feed-mill and sorghum wovks. his brolhcr Edward behig in 

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company with him three years; 2, Avclon N., b. 17, 11, 1S50, is a farmer at ]".cf 
Park, 111.; 3, Edward D., b. 13, 10, 1858, was educated at the pul)lic schools of 
Ottawa, the Illinois state normal school, and the seminary at Ml. Carroll, Ill.,--l;-,i,,r 
he was in the brick manufacturing business willi his brother Albert; but in 18.S2 ;.'s 
attention was turned to the medical profession, and he became a student witli i:;. 
R. M. McArthur, i'l Ottawa, 111., afterwards attended lectures at Rush medical c..'- 
lege, Chicago, and in 1885 was having a good practice in Dayton, 111; 4, C.irl-.ton 
IT., b. 7, 10, 1S61, d. 1S72; 5, Howard N., b. 3, 10, 1865; 6, Judson C, b. i, (';, 
1S6S. 6. Albert, b. 27, 3, 1821; d. 30, 4, 1842. 7. Charity, b. 14, 6, 1S2;;; in 
18S5 was living in Bridgeport, Conn., with her niece, I\Irs. Arthur Smith. 8. 
M., b. oth mo., 18:7: n. 27, 10, 1847, Amos N. Benedict, a Baptist clergyman, rf 
.Southfield, Mass., where they were living in 1885. They had: i, Klla E., b. 11, C, 
JS49, m. 1877, Arthur A. Smith, of Black Rock, Conn., and had, i, Ray B., v.lio -i. 
12th mo., 1S80, aged 2 years 9 months, 2, Bessie, b. 1882, — they live in Bridgrport, 
Conn.; 2, Edwy E., h. 29, 4, 185 1, m. Martha B. Wilson, of Fairfield, Conn., .li;.! 
had, I, Ivan H., 2, Eric W., 3, Ethel B. (Mr. Benedict is an architect, and lives in 
Watcrbmy, Conn.^ ; 3, Wyden H., b. 5, 11, 1854, m. Jennie A. Wilson, of rairfujll, 
Conn., where they lived in 1885, — '^*^ children; 4, Freydisa B., b. 5, 11, .'Svt, u'. 
Jessie E. Shaw, of Nova Scotia, and had Thomas M., — in 18S5 they lived in Bri ';;e- 
port, Conn. 9. Deha E., b. 2, 3, 1837; d. 14, i, 1884; m. 1st, George E. L;'gr.ii, 
who enlisted, i, 10, 1861, in the 8th Conn. Vols., and died in the service, 5, 3, 1S62; 
m. 2d, Silas Benedict, and had Irma, b. 13, 6, 1870; m. 3d, Nathan Muzzy; m. 4tli, 
Silas Sperry, who i 1 1885 was living in New Haven, Conn. 

Rat.pii IIowi.and, above, son of Benjamin and Abigail, 
inherited a fair share of the quiet, unobtrusive disposition of 
his Qiiaker ancestors, and the sterling amiability of hi.'^ 
mother, whose family his portrait favors. His occupation, 
from choice, was tilling the soil, and he was one of tlif 
most industrious, progressive, prosperous farmers of his tl.i}' 
in northwestern Connecticut. One of his neighbors, speak- 
ing of his industry, says that in the busiest season of Uic 
year he seldom retired at night without hearing Ralph an ill' 
his team in the field. He was strictl}'' temperate ii: 1:'=- 
habits, benevolent in his nature, and while firm in faini!;' 
government, was kind-hearted, indulgent, and self-denyin:^ 
He was a member of the Methodist church, and active m 
all moral and religious enterprises, in all of which his NN'i!'-" 
was an efficient helper, a congenial companion, and a slnirt-r 
in the love and esteem of her children. One writes tl'rit , 
" his death made a vacancy in his home circle which coul'-' 
not be filled, but the love of home which he caused to l)-' " 
implanted in his children has never faded away." 





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The following are descendants of Prince Ilowland (15S) : 

AzAKlAll (257) was a Fiiends' minister of considcraljle uote at Quaker Hill, in 
the town oi Pawling, N, Y. He is said to have been a large man, with a jtowerfu!, 
sonorous voice. When the P'riends' society divided, the Hicksites retained the meet- 
ing-house, and th.e orthodox branch for a time worshiped in the house of Azariah. 
After his death his wid;jw was a preacher. He owned a place where he had a 
water-pc\*-:r, made splnniTig-wheels, and kept store. The farm is stiil in the pos- 
session of a descendant. His bible, printed in 1 791, is still in existence, and from 
it we learn that )iis first wife, Sarah Hoag, was b. 4, 4, 1759, and d. 13, 10, 1S12; 
that their son Abraham v. as b 18, 12, 1776, and d. 13, 5, 177S; his 2d wife, Deb- 
orah Titus, was b. ly, 9, 1772, and d. 3, i, 1845; his dau. Sarah was b. 17, 3, 1815, 
and d. 24, 3, 1819; also that "Azariah Howland Departed this Life after a short 
Illness of about 14 hours, on i]\f morning of tlie first Day of 3d mo 1S29, aged 74 
years and about five months"; and that "Prince Howland Diseased the 181I' Day 
the 3J month 175*^." 

M,\RY, (daughter ot 15S,) d. 6, 8, 1831 ; married Nathaniel Hoag, who d. X, 5, 
1S49, aged 84 years 1 month '^6 days. They had: i. Prince, b. 30, 12, 1787; 2, 
John, b. 21, 10, 1789; 3, Deborah, b. 27, 4, 1794, m. Russell Tabci, who was b, 27, 
9, 1789; 4, William, b. 22, 9, 1798; 5, Amy, b. 24, 3, i8or. Miss Ann Taber, dau. 
of the above Deborah, lias in her possession the bible of Prince Howland (158.) 

PiiEBE, dau. of Prince (158,)^ ni. 26, 5, 1790, at Oblong, N. Y., William, son cf 
Josiah and Phebe Qulmby, of North Castle, N. Y. They had: I, Josiah, b. 16, I, 
1791 ; 2, Isaiah, b. 5, 12, 1792; 3, Azariah, b, 4, 9, 1797; 4, Hannah, b. 18, 5, 1800; 
5, John II., b. 16, 3, iSc.3; 6, Moses, b. 3, 10, i8iO; 7, Thomas, b. 1813; 8, Mary, 
b. 14, 9, iSiS. 

^ ^ "^ Howland went from Massachusetts to Woodstock, 

He had a son who m. Emmons, and had: i. Priscilla Drew, m. Jo)' r 1'. 

Terry; lived at Mineral Point, Wis., and died without children. 2. Lydia, m. 

Aiken; lived at P»arnard, Vt.; had a number of chifdren, including Caroline, Iiene, 
and Andrew J. 3. Rowena; never married; taught school, and resided with her 

mother. 4. Harriet, m. Paddock; moved to Mineral Point, ^yis., where she 

died, leaving ch., Ellen, Cornelia, Oscar, and another daughter. 5. CaroHnc, m. 

1st, Gould; m. 2d, Overall. They lived in St. Charles, Mo. 6. Susan, 

m. in St. Charles, Mo., John Lilly, Jr., and afterwards Hved in Muscatine, Iowa. 
They left ch., John, Edward, Charles, Benjamin, William, Mary B., and Caroline. 
7. Eliza, m. Wil'iam IS. Remey; moved from St. Charles, Mo., to Burlington, Iowa, 
and had six children, including George C, Edward, William, and John. 8. Scth, 
never m.; died on the homestead in Vermont. 9. Solon, m. and had ch. 10. Na- 
than, m. and had son Benjamin E. n. Benjamin Paul, m. Kmmcline Cooper T'ish, 
and i, Harvey Burton, v>-ho m. Ivosetta M. Cowen, and had ch., Alexander K., 
Charles Paul, Mary Ernmeline, Harvey Burton, Edmund Cowen, and David Pov, ell, 
and in 1S84 were living in St. Louis, Mo; 2, Charles Still well, m, Scott, and 



in iSS.| was living in St. Loiiis, I^Io. Benjamin P. died many years ago, in ;;!:!?.<, 
Vallev. Cal. 

Christopher Rowland married a lady whose firsl name- 
was Kerenhappuch. They had : 

• CiiKisTOTiiKR, Nvlio died at sea and v-.-as buried at Turli's Island. 

Soi-UMON, b. 7j 3, 1 790, near IJeaufort, N. C; d. 30, i r, 1S53. lie went to sea, rn>! 
when but 18 he was master of a vessel sailing to the West Indies. In 1812 he wiii 
captured by the English, and endured great privations and sufferings in Dartinuur 
prison. After retiring from the sea service he did a mercantile business in Xcw- 
bern, N. C. He m. ist, Matilda Edmundson; m. 2d, Mehitalile Masters, and Iki^I: 
I, Eliza; 2, Mary; 3, Martha; 4, Sarah, who m. Morris, and had David, Sol- 
omon, Edgar, Robert, and Georgie, and in 18S4 was living at Smith's Landing, N. 
J.; 5, Solomon, who in 1884 was living in Philadelphia. Solomon m. 3d, Elizal.ictli 
Raven, and had : 6, Edward, who in 18S4 was a clergyman in Raleigh, N. C; ■;, 
lienry; 8, Matilda, who m. C. D. Upchurch, and in 18S4 was in Raleigh, N, (;.; 
9, lilizabeth, who m. Kigslie. 

Thomas, d. young. , 

Mary, m. Lee, moved to Alabama, and died quite young. 

Rhoua, d. young. 

E1.SIE, m. Spangler, and had a dan., Mrs. J. A. Adams, living in A(I:ai(!c 

City, N. J., ill 1884. 

Benjamin IIowland, b. i8, 3, 17/5, in BetHbrd, MaSvS. ;. 

1 Tf^ ^' ■'■9' 9> ^^3^ ' '^'^' Thankful Harringlon, who d. 5, 5, 1S3S. 

^V*^ In early life he lived in Saratoo-a co., N. Y., settled ri'-ar 

jft S*|' Geneva, N. Y., about iSio, and here the3O30th died ami 




were buried. Children : 

BlNJx^MIN, b. 7, 3, 1795, in Saratoga, N. Y.; d. 15, 2, 186S; m. 25, 5, /S.x-. 
Sophronia Roe, of Wolcott, Wayne co., N. Y., b. 5, 5, 1801, at llartfovd, C\>nn., 
and died t'lree months after her husband's death. They resided in Wa)-ne co. s.";r:'i.' 
years, and in 1852 removed to Ottawa, 111., and settled near I\Iorris, CIrundy cu., L'. 
Ten years later they went to Niles, ]\Iich., where they lived till death. Benjrniiii 
was a farmer in early life, afterwards a mechanic and lumber dealer, and lastly 
farmer. They had: i. Austin R., b. 14, 6, 1822. He is a carpenter and cairiag." 
maker, and resides at Niles, Mich.; unmarried. 2. George B., b. 27, 6, 1S27; ni. 
23, 9, 1852, Cynthia Elain, of Wayne co., N. Y., and after their marriage lliev 
resided in Illinois. They were both school teachers before marriage. He 11. -''i 

1876, Griffith, of La Salle co.. 111. George is a portrait artist, and has l"-eu 

engaged in his profession for the hist few years iti Chicago a considerable po:tI>":! if 
the time. His only chihl, Fred B., educated at Garden and Evansloii, Hi., '•■■' •* 
portrait painter, m. in 1877, Eoi^etta I'reeman, and resides in Chicago. 3. Josepa 
B., b. 8, 9, 1S29; d. 23, II, 1863, unmarried. He was a natural artist. 4. Si>i hro- 



nia E., !>. 29, 8, 1831 ; m. 2.8, 8, 1856, Rev. A. J. Colby, of Illinois. They reside in 
Kansas, and have Frccling, George, Addison, and Minnie S. ^'reeling and Addison 
are manicd, and live in Kansas. 5. Orrcne F., b. 20, 3, 1836 ; ni. 9, 12, 1857, Sam- 
uel D. Bacon, of Illinois, and had Alice M., Sophy, and Charles. 6. Lucy A., b. 7, 
II, 1841; d. 17, ro, 1866; m. 27, 9, 18G5, Whitman ^V. Colby, of Niles, Mich. The 
children of Benjamin and Sophronia were all born in Butler, Wayne co., N. Y. 

Al-LKN, b. 25, 12, 1796; was graduated at Yale college; received the degree of 
M. D. from a medical college in rhiladclphia, and also from the New York medical 
colle:;e. He settk-d in Ottawa, 111., where he had a large practice. He died at tlie 
age of 70. His only son Henry m. a dau. of Rev. J. M. Clark, of Ottawa, 111. His 
only dau. Ann E. m. Theodore Morrison, an Episcopal clergyman, who resided at 
one time in Chicago, 111. 

Samuki, settled with a large family in Illinois, where he died, leaving a widow and 
eight children, as follows: Melinda, Minerva, Julia, Betsey Ann, Charles, Thorne, 
George, and Hiram. Thorne has three sons, — Gilbert, George, and Milburn, — all 
married, and a dau. Emmeline, who m. James Nichols, and resides near Pontiac, III. 
Hiram lives in New York state. 

Geougk, b. 22, 9, 1803, in Wolcott Village, N. Y.; m. 16, 12, 1S29, Matilda, dau. 
of Col. Charles Scott, b. 18, 8, 1809, d. I, 6, 1S53. They had: i, Caroline M.; 2, 
Olive S.; ;-;, George S. George moved from Wolcott Village, in 1830, to a farm 
which he had purchased near Newark, N. Y., where he engaged in farming and 
breeding fine stock. George S., was born 3, 6, 1842, in Newark, N. Y. He 
was educated at the public schools and the Marion collegiate institute. Later he 
settled in rittsburgh, Pcnn., where he engaged in the live stock trade, and where he 
was living in 1SS5. He m. 16, 10, 1S67, Helen P. Bailey, of Newark, N. Y., and 
had Helen G., who d. 13, 2, 1S73, in Pittsburgh, Penn. 

Sally, m. Gai-reti.; lived and died near Buffalo, N. Y. 

Sena, m. Hempal, and died a widow at Newark, N. Y. 

Elsik, d. of injuries sustained from an accident, unmarried. 

Polly, m. Eben Fitch, who died in middle life, leaving her with ch., Sally, Polly, 
PTsie, Fanny, Thanliful, Eben, George, and one other. 

Thankful, m. in (jeneva, N. Y., William Powers, and had Emmeline, Cecilia, 
Catharine, Alien, and George. 

Capt. Ezra T. Rowland (496) died in Taunton, aged 
70. In the New Bedford Standard appeared the following 
obituary : 

He was a native of this cit)', and formerly a successful whaling master. His first 
voyage as captain was in command of ship Jefferson, of Wilmington, Del., to the 
Indian ocean, in 1S41. He subsequently commanded the Clifford Wayne of Fair- 
haven to the Pacific and Indian oceans in 1S44, and the Joseph Maxwell of the same 
ptnt to the Pacific in 1S4S. His last voyage was in the Midas of this port to the 
Pacific ocean in 1S53. l-ieturning, he retired from the sea, and soon after took u]i 
hii residoice in Taunton. He was a brother of Capt. Charles F. Ilowland, of this 
city, and leaves a wi<!ow and an adopted daughter. His body was interred in the 
Rural cemetery in this city. 



JosErii Rowland (48S) was born in Dartmoutli. lie, 
like liis brother Jonatlian, began his sailor life by going 
coasting v.'ithhis father. Afterwards he made several voy- 
ages to Europe, and finally went into the coasting trade, 
which lie succe>>sfully followed for many years. As a gen- 
eral coast pilot, he probably had few equals. Wherever 
knov/n he was universally beloved and esteemed, for he 
possessed a genial and generous nature. Devoutly relig- 
ious, he embraced every seasonable opportunit}'- to show 
forth the beauties of the Christian faith, and. frequently 
preached to the people in the various ports in which he 
happened to be on the sabbath. During the late civil war 
he was a volunteer ofliccr in the U. S. navy. 

Benjamin Howland, who, I think, was of the family of 
John,' lived on Cape Cod, and had the following descend- 
ants : 

EE^'JA^tIN, b. 10, 9, 1750 ; m. Lydia Laker, b. 23, 10, 1749, and bad : i. Joshua, 

b. 21, 7, 1773. 2. Joseph, b. 13, i, 1775; m. Love , and had one cluld. 3. 

Elisha, b. 2S, 2, 1777; m. Sarah Avery. 4. Benjamin, b, 6, 2, 1781. 5. Lydia, I'. 
24, 7, 1783; m. James Pierce. 6. Shubael, b. 21, 7, 1785; m. Priscilla Baker, and 
had Shubael, Sears, Betsey, Priscilla, and Lydia. 7. Eunice, b. 25, 10, 17S9; v.-as 
drowned at 18 years of age. 

Joshua, above, son of Benjamin and Lydia, m. Rebecca IL, dau. of James a"d 
Rebecca Howl.and,* and had: i. James Ilawes, b. 24, 11, 1795; m. Sarah (Smal- 
lic?) "was a shoemaker and lived in New Bedford," writes one; another says th:-t 
he lived in Apjioncgansett. They had; i, Lothrop, m. Madeline Barierc, of PJ!;! •.- 
delphia, and had, I, Richard Russell, b. about 1857, 2, John Morgan, 3, Ilowlami; 

2, Aaron; 3, Ebenezer; 4, Emily; 5, Louisa; 6, Mary A.; 7, Maria, m. Samuel 
Wilson. 2. Abigail, b. 22, 8, 1798; m. Benjamin Gorham, of Barnstable, b. I7'j6. 

3. Gorham, b. 11, 11, 1800, was a sea-captain; m. Hannah Taylor, and had: i, 

Gorham; 2, Alfred, m. Ilallett; 3, Helen; 4, Sarah ; 5, Mary; 6, Alibic. 4. 

Luther, b, 12, 10, 1802; d. in a foreign port. 5. Eunice, b. 12, 4, 1805. G. Lucy, 
b. 27, 6, 1S07; m. Elbridge Keith, and had dau. Lucy Ellen, who m. - — - Dorsey. 
7. Joshua, b. 12, 7, 1809, was a sea-captain; m. ist, 1839, Ann Evans, and had: 1, 
Ann Eliza, b. 1842, m. William Henry Gibbs, and lives in Boston; 2, Mary Ali-c, 
b. 1849, m. Henry Peckham, of Providence, R. L, and had Harry, Alice, Marg.'.ret, 

*James Uov.I.'.nJ m. Rebecca Hawc;, of Yannoiitli, and liad: 1, Tlianl;ful, I>. 2,^, S, '75^'' '• 
Martha, b. i?, 2, 1759; 3, Luther, b. 15, 8, 1761; 4, Hannah, b. 29, 4, 17(4; 5, Mihiiibii., b. 7, •), 
1767; 6, Molly, b. 28, 1, 1771; 7, Rebecca, b. 28, 8, 1774, d. 24, 7, 1833. 

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and Ficd II. Josliua ra. 2(1, Elizabeth McGivcring. 8. Rebecca, b. 13, 10, iSir; 
m. L'lbez Lewis, and had: i, Irene, m. Roland I'aylor, and had Jvolaud, Leonidas 
E., George, Irene I., Adeline, Winlhrop H., and Luther R.; 2, Edgar, lost in the 
v/ar while serving on a trading ship, supposed to have been taken prisoner and died; 
3, Lotiirop II.; IT). Sarah Crowell, and had Ida and Lester L. ; 4, Lconidas L., m. 

1st, Jannie , m. 2d, Amy Brigg , and had Leonora and Amy; 5, Amelia, m. 

isl, I'^ed Blatchford, ni. 2d, ■ YVheldon; 6, Elizabeth R., not ni.; 7, Melora A., 

m. Jeremiah Eklridge; 8, George B., not m.. 9 and 10. Lothrop and Russell, b. 9, 
3. 1814. 

Benjamin, above, son of lienjamin and Lydia, m. ist, Anna, dau. of Solomon 
Nickerson; m. 2d, Aliigail, d;ui. of J'-arnabas Nickerson, and had: i. Benjamin F. 
2. Polly, b. 1802; m. Natlian Townc, b. 1802, and had: I, Emily, b. and d. 1824; 

2, Alniira, b. 1S26, d. lSy6, in. 1st, Jesse , m. 2d, Albert "^'eomans, ni. 3d, Lyman 

Upham ; 3, Nathan, b. 1S2S, ni. Snrah Eccleston, and had Ellen and John; 4, 

William, b. 1830, m. 1st, Sarah Graham, m. 2d, Laura Rickard: 5, Ellen, b. and d. 
1S32; 6, Marianna, b. 1S34, m. ist, Charles Gorham, and had Ella, who m. George 
Slack and liad son Lewis, ni. 2d, ? ymnn Arnold, and had dau. Ida: 7, Emily, b. 
1S3G, m. Carrol Pollen, and had Addie and Arthur; 8, Ellen, b. and d. 183S; 9, 
Edwin A., b. 1839, m. Ellen Smith, and had Edwin P., who with his mother hvesin 
Pawtuckct, R. I. 3. Thankful, m. Reuljen Baker, and had: i, Rebecca; 2, Gor- 
ham PL; 3, xVlmira; 4, jMarietta F. 4. Ann, m. Barzilla Clark. 5. Eunice, m. 
Waterman Baker, of Yarmouth. 6. Almira, m. Kingsley Baker, and had; i, Na- 
than T; 2, Albert; 3, Rosella; 4, Josiah D. 7. Ezra, b. 1S15, in Dcnnisport; m. 
1838, Bethiah Elhs, of Harwich, b. 18.T9, and had: i, Lucy, b. 1839, in Dennis- 
port, d. 1847; 2, Burgess Sanfoid, b. 1S40, at Nantucket, m. ist, Jidia Howard, m. 

2d, Howard, of Yarmouth, and had \Villie, Albert, and Minnie, — he was one 

of the crew of brig Saybrook, which sailed from Boston sometime in the war, 
and was captured while aground in the upper harbor at Fortress Monroe, by the 
rebel frigate Merrimac, and was a prisoner of war in Libl)y for several weeks; 3, 
Mary Ann, b. 1843, ^^ Nantucket, d. 1867; 4, Harriet Amanda, b. 1S45, in Sand- 
wich, m. Charles Howard, of Yarmouth, and had Charles II. and Mary R.; 5, Sarah 
Maria, b. 1S47, in Wareham, m. Warren Phillips, of Harwich, and had Mary, b. 
JS67:, 6, Plrra Sanford, b. 1849, in Dennisport, m. Maggie Patterson, of East Prov- 
idence, R. L, and had Everett, Myra, and Arthur; 7, Charles Ellis, b. 1851, in Den- 
nisport, ra. Ella Jones, of Taunton, and had son Willard; 8, Heman Bassett, b. 
1854, d. 1S55; 9, William Arthur, b. 1S56, m. Sarah Preston, of Providence, U. I . 
— no ch.; 10, Albert Yeomans, b. 1S58, m. Mary E. Burke, of Providence, R. L, and 
had Albert, b. 1876, Nathaniel B., b. 1878, Haltie, b. 1880, d. 1884, Lizzie, b. 1882, 
d. 1884. 8. Mercy, m. ist, Zenas D. Eldredge, and had Reliance, George, and 
William C; m. 2d, Jesse Crowell. 9. John S., b. 1837; ''• 18^2; m. Sarah Hop- 
kins. 10. Augustus, m. Ruth Nickerson, and had: I, Mary Allen, who m. Albert 
Baker, and had Susan and Albert; 2, Emily, m. Charles Snow, and had Myron and 
Charles ; 3, Rutb, in, E. Smith. 

Benjamin F., above, son of Benjamin and Anna (Nickerson,) m. Tabitha Ellis, of 
Harwich, and had: i. .\l;bie Ann, m. lOdward Ilorr, and had George Edward and 
Abbie Frances. 2. Abiel Gifford, b. 1830; m. 1st, Emily Joslyn ; m. 2d, in New 
Zealand, an English lady, and had Susan and Edith. Abiel G. w:ts born on Cape 
Cod. Early in life he assisted bis father, who commanded a packet between Pr'iv- 

4^0 Tim iiowLANbs of America. 

idence and rhiladclphia, the family moving to the former phice when Abiel wps 
14. He was afterwards employed in a. cotton factory at Central Falls, 1i. I., whi.'re 
he became greatly interested in machinery. He afterwards apprenticed himself t(! 
a coach builder, and became a journeyman in Olneyville, R. I., at the age of iq. 
At lii he went into the business for himself at Central Falls. He afterwards '^ui 
business in several other places, among them Providence, R. I., where he invnted 
the hub runner, now termed the bob runner, and where he remained till the _ianic 
of 1857, when he sold his business and went to Australia. He came back to Amer- 
ica, but in November, 1862, went to New Zealand, where he has remained until th.^ 
present time (1885.) He was first in the gold mines, but afterwards settled in a 
place called Christchurch. Here he was engaged for a time in flax dressing, having 
invented a machine for this purpose. He afterwards invented a carriage shall 
coupling, which he patented. Later he went into the coach ai:d carri'ige 
business at Christchurch, which he was successfully prosecuting in 1885. M;. 
Hov/land is president of the Industrial Association there, and is actively intereslcl 
in the public welfare of his adopted country. He has introduced there the A- ic-i 
can walnut, which is called the " Howland hicl.-ory." 3. Tabitha, m. Ber.'ani, 
Smith, and had dau. Cora; in 18S5 they lived in Illinois. 4 and 5. Jlcrc^. and 
Katharine, d. aged 8 years. 0. Eliza, m. Frank Vaughn, and had: 1, Frank; 2, 
Ida; 3, Albert F. ; 4, Carlos A.; 5, Arthur; 6, Harry. 7. Susan, m. William Ken- 
yon. 8. Benjamin Clark, b. 1844; rn. 1869, Alice J, Fenner, b. 1S50, and had: i, 
Benjamin Gifford, b. 1870; 2, Viola AHce, b. 1S73; 3, Walter Augustus, b. 1S74, d. 
1875; 4> George Alvord, b. 1876; 5, Otis Fenner, b. iSSo. Benjamin C. w.s i.) 
the nth R. I. Vols, and the 2d Conn, heavy artillery in the late war. He vas i' 
the battle at Strasburgh, the repulsion of the rebels at Washington, the seven Jayc 
fight at Petersburgh, at Hatcher's Run, Virginia, at Weldon's Plank Road, &c. At 
the capture of Petersburg, a bible in his breast pocket was penetrated by a s;;enl 
ball. At the battle of Sailor's Creek he was struck, and bears a scar on the Icfi 
shoulder, but was not disabled. At Lee's surrender his knapsack was shatter ,d o 
fragments. While in the service he was not excused from duty for a day, but i i 
consequence of hardship endured he has been an invalid for some years. 9. En>- 
ily Frances, m. Charles Ormsby; have no children, but adopted Abbie Frn ice-^ 
Horr, whose mother died at her birth. 

Samuel Howland, of Pembroke, son of Samuel (i,-^) 
m. in 1770, L3'dia Robinson. Children : 

Robinson, b. 1770. 

Lucv, b. 1771. 

Sarah, b. 1773. 

W^ARRiN, b. 1775 5 ™- Teddy dau. of Joseph and Lydia (Bearse) Howland, who 
d. 7, 3, 1S42. They had: I. Ethan, m., and had a son born about 1S30. Ihey 
lived at one time in Pawtucket, R, I. 2. Lewis, d. 4th mo., 1846, aged 41; »'• 
Pamelia Drake, and had: I, Lewis Thomas, d. i, 4, 1S79, aged 52, had Ada. Jo- 
sephine, and Hiram Franklin (in 18S4 the last lived with his mother in Ilani'i.); 
2, John, m., and had Waldo, Augustus, and Edgar Gookin, and in 18S4 the ;'vni'.i> 

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was living in I,o\^'cl'; 3, Peddy Warren, m. Tames Rccd, of South Abington, and 
had, I, Mary R,, who ni. I.. L. Keene, and in 18S4 war> living in Taunton, having a 
sun and daughter, 2, Susan F.; 4, Pamtdia Lewis, m. Payson Reed, and died leav- 
ing no children. 3. Charles, m. Sojihronia O. Jennings, g. d. of Deacon Ilowland, 
of Pembroke. She was left a widow witli ch. : i, Julia, m. a son of Oliver and Lu- 
sanna Leach; 2, Charles YV.; all living in Brockton in 1SS5. 4. Lydia, m. James, 
son of Christopher Rowland Piates. Lydia and her children were on board steamer 
Lexington, burned on Long Island Sound, and were lost. James afterwards m. 
Betsey J. Stetson, and had James C. and Clara, who in 1884 were living in Ply- 
mouth. 5. Warren, m. 11, 11, 1840, Deborah, dau. of Moses Bates. They had a 
son Warren, b. 26, 12, 1S45, d. 9th mo., 1846. Warren d. 22, r, 1846. Deborah 
afterwards m. Barnabas Everson, and in 1884 was living in Hanson. 6. Wealthea, 
m. Luther Peterson, of South Abington, and had : i, Lydia IL, d. leaving a family; 
2, Harriet, m. Caleb Howland, and had a son Warren and several other children. 
7. James Hervey; went to New York city in 1S41, and has not been to his old 
home since. 

Jonathan, b. 4th mo., 1776 or '78, in Hanson; d. 8, 4, 1S2S; m. ist, Lucinda, 
dau. of Joel White, who d. 8, 9, 1812; m. 2d, 1812, Lydia Jennings, of Hanson, 
b. 6, 8, 1790. He was an iron worker in Halifax. They had: I. Friend White, 
b. II, 2, 1801, in what is now Hanson; m. nth mo., 1S31, Lucy, dau. of Barak 
Osborn, of Pembroke, b. 11, i, 1809. He was a stone-mason by trade, but for 
many of his latter years he v/as a farmer by choice. He was deeply interested in 
horticulture, and greatly enjoyed planting and promoting the growth of ornamental 
trees in his native place. Had ch. b. in Hanson : i, George Briggs, b. 24, xi, 1S32, 
m. 1856, Nancy Tillson, of Fast Bridgcwater, where they settled, and had a son 
Samuel T., — is a house carpenter; 2, Friend White, b. 7, 10, 1S34, m. 12, 5, 1S61, 
Naomi T., dau. of Alden Beals, of Hanson, (he has been for 18 years a conductor 
on the Old Colony R. R., where he enjoys the confidence of his employers and (he 
general pubHc, and in 1SS5 resided in Plymouth,) and had, i, Susie Davis, b. 1S66, 
in Hanson, d. 1S68, in South Braintrce, 2, Nellie White, b. 1S69, in South Eraia- 
tree, d. 1SS3, in I'lymouth, (she was a girl of unusual promise, entered the high 
school at the age of 12, and was highly prized not only there, but in society, and 
especially in her home,) 3, Bertha F., b. 1871, in Plymouth, 4, Edward A., b. 1875, 
in Plymouth; 3, Davis W., b. 8, 12, 1837, d. 22, 7, 1858, m. Hattie Burnham, of 
Maine; 4, Calvin L., born 21, 9, 1S44, m. ist, Myra Reed, m. 2d, Ada Crapo, 
and had Mary, ^Yillie, Lucy, Henry, and Mabel, — is a house carpenter; 5, Lucy 
O., b. 27, II, 1847, ^- 22, 10, 1876, m. George Hobart, of East Bridgewatcr. 2. 
Samuel, b. 7lh mo., 1802; d. 18, 4, 1845; m. Dulcina Everson, of Hanson, where 
they hved; was a shoemaker. 3. Caleb, b. 22, 3, 1806; d. 3d mo., 1S57; m., and 
lived in Boston; was a mason. Plad Lucy, William, George, and Caleb. William 
was 15 years in the whale-fishery, and also in the Mexican war. George and Caleb 
were in the war of the Rebellion, and died there. 4. Alvin B., b. 20, 11, 1809; m. 
Marcia Josselyn, of Hanson, where they settled. He was a slioernaker. Had sons 
Alon?:o and Charles, who in 1S85 were in Rockland. 5. Sophia, b. — ; m., and 
settled in .South Kingston, and had two sons and a daughter. 6. Isaac J. B., b. 27, 
5, 1S13; m. Mary Smith, of Abington, and had three children, who are all dead 
but son Isaac, who lives in Pembroke. 7. Lucinda W. B., b. 30, I, 1815; m. 25, 
10, 1836, Isaac Pratt, of Hanson, a tack-maker. Had son Edwin W., wlio enlisted; 


21, 8, iS6i, in Co. H, iSth Mass. Vols., reenlisted in the same regiment, ist mo., 
18G4, was transferred to tlie 321! Massachusetts Volunteers and was finally dis- 
charged, Sth mo., 1S65. S. Lydia J., b. 181 7; d. 17, 12, 1S40; m. llersey, 

of Abington. 9. Betsey, b. 31, i, 1S20; d. 13, 12, 1S43; m. Allen I.each, and had 
Ly<lia and Helen. 10. John, b. 27, 7, 1S22; d. 2, 8, 1S50; m., and had Nancy and 
Lydia. 11. Martin, b. 3, 5, 1S25; settled in Halifax, and is a dealer in cattle. Has 
a son John F., who lives in Duxbury. 12. Sarah, b. 6, 6, 182S; m. Ethan A. Ran- 
dall, He was in the war of the Rebellion, was in Andersonville prison, and died 
in Florida. 

Mary IIowi.and, daii. of Nicholas (95,) ni. 22, 12, 
1720, Joseph, son of John-* and Ruth (Woolly) Tucker, 
b. 7, II, 1696, d. 21, 5, 1790. Children: 

Ruth, b. 2, 12, 1721: d. 24, 4, 1.S16. 

Hannah, b. 2, 9, 1723; d. 25, 7, 1799. 

Elizabeth, b. 25, 10, 1725; d. 12, 5, 17S0. 

Mary, b. 27, i, 1727; d. 2S, 8, 1799. 

Abigail, b. 25, 2, 1729; d. — . 

Jt)HN, b. 14, 2, 1732; d. 12, 3, 1S20. 

Maktha, b. 14, II, 1734; d. 7, 10, 1S20. 

Edith, b. i, 6, 1737; d. 21, 10,. 1S27. 

Joseph, b. 29, 7, 1740; d. 1S27. 

Barzilla, b. 15, 6, 1743; d. 1S32. 

John, above, son of Joseph and ilary, m. 1st, 3, 6, 1756, Lydia Wilbur, of Tittle 
Compton, R. L, and had: i, Esther, b. i, 3, 1758, d. 28, 7, 1807; 2, Ruth, b. 20, 
II, 1760, d. 13, 2, 1S17; 3, Lydia, h, 4, 9, 1763, d. 2, 2, 1767. John m. 2d, 25, 10, 
1769, Rhoda, dau. of Benjamin Wing, of Dartmouth, and had: 4, John, b. 13, 4, 
1771 or '72, d. 27, 7, 1791; 5, Lyifia, b. 12, 9, 1773, or 20, 9, 1774, d. 29, 12, 1796; 
G, James, b. 27, 4, 1777, d. 17, 12, 1S43; 7, Benjamin, b. 15, 9, 1781, d. 19, 12, 1S61. 

Benjamin, above, son of John ;-Dd Khoda, m. 11, 10, 1S02, Lucretia, dau. of 
Elijah Russell, and had: i, John, b. 22, 6, 1S05, d. 26, 9, iSSi; 2, Rhoda, b. 27, 
II, 1S06; 3, Charles Russell, b. 5, 3, 1809, d. 21, 12, 1S76. 

Charles Russell, above, son of Benjamin and Lucretia, m. 19, 9, 1S3';, Dorcas 
Fry, of Weare, N. H. He was a prominent member of the Friends' society, and a 
valued citizen of New Bedford, was. president of the Merchants' National B.ank, and 
was in the whaling business. Tb;yhad: I, Benjamin Russell, b. 14, 3, 1835, d. 
II, 3, 1836; 2, Benjamin, b. 20, ie„ 1S36; 3, John Fry, b. 13, 8, 1S39; 4, Henry 
Russell, b. 18, 4, 1S42, d. 9, 8, 1872; 5, Charles Russell, b. 19, S, 1S44; 6, Robert 
Earle, b. 30, 8, 1S46, d. 22, 2, 1S73; 7, Edward Tobey, b. 29, 9, 9, 1S49; 8, George 
Fox, b. 19, I, 1852. 

Dr. Edward T., above, a physiciam in New Bedford, son of Charles R. and Dor- 
cas, m. 7, 6, 1S77, Anna E., dau. of Thomas I'ope, Jr., of New Bedford, and had: 
I, Robert Earle, b. 29, 6, 1S7S; 2, Emily, b. 19, 10, iSSo, d. 19, 3, 1SS2; 3, George 
Grecnlcaf, b. 28, 9, 18S2; 4, Helen., b. 14, 8, 1884. 

* John Tucker, b. 12, 8, 1&63; d. 23, 2, 1759: m. 25, 7, i638. He was son of Htniyl and Marth."* 


Jonathan IIowi.and, a farmer, lived and died in Sara- 
toga, N. Y. ; m. Deborah Spaiilding. Children : 

Ann, m. Eclwrrd Johnson. 

Sylvia, m. Isaac Durfee. Lived in Wasliington cc, N. Y.; left a son ^Yalter. 

Henry, born 1S08; marrieil Elmina Belinda Jewctt, born 12, 4, iSii, and had: 
I, James Rilcv, b. 4, 5, 1S2S, m. 18, i, 1S52, Susan II. Youn<^; 2, Alzcna Tamelia, 
b. 8, 10, 1S20, in. loth mo., 1849, Anthony Shaw; 3, Calvin Spaulding, b. 4, 2, 1834, 
m. 18, 9, 1S55, Mary J. Ashljy, and had, i, Elizabeth Ann, b. 21, 12, 1S57, m. 20, 
3, 1872, Isaac P. Ilazzard, 2, Mary Elmina, b. Ii, 7, 1S65, unm.; 4, Henry Clarke, 
b. 8, 12, 183S, m. 1858, Harriet Wilcox. James R., Calvin S., and Henry C, were 
living in McLean, N. Y., in 1SS5. 

Gilbert Rowland, born in Adams; m. Elizabeth Lap- 
ham. Child : 

Jonathan, m. ist, Mary Sprrigue, and had: l. Almeda, b. 1S12, who m. Norton 
Eaker, and in 1833 settled in Michigan, where he diod in 18S0. 2. Gilbert, b. 1S14; 
m. Zipporah Johnson and moved to Michigan, where they liyed in 1S85, having 
three children. 3. Isaac, b. 1817 ; m. Prudence Church, and had three children. 
4. Melinda, b. 1S20; m. ^Velcome Teachout, and had two children, 5. Mary, b. 
1823. 6. Jonathan, b. 1S32; m. Emmeline Snedker, and had live children. 

Bradford Ho^vLAND, son of Daniel (199,) of Dart- 
mouth, m. ist, 5, 3, 1812, Cynthia,''' dau. of Giles^ (Giles, ^ 
Peleg,'' Peleg,^ Giles,^ Anthony^) and Rebecca (Smith) 
Slocum ; m. 2d, Rebecca Smith, sister of his brother Dan- 
iel's wife. Children : 

I, Rebecca; 2, Levi L.; 3, (by 2d wife,) Hannah T., m. Benjamin Taylor; 4, 
Levi L., d. 24, 8, iSSo; 5, Alysanna, d. 27, 12, 1S70; 6, Cynthia. 

Daniel IIowland, son of Daniel (199,) d. 9, 3, 1S65 ; 
m. Cynthia,^ dau. of Collins^ (Henry ,^ Humphrey,^ Deliv- 
erance," John ^) and Hannah (Tucker) Smith. Children: 

I. Sylvia R., b. 9, 12, 1S21; d. 21, 8, 1S54; m. 10, 6, 1847, Thomas Bliss. 2. 
Humphrey S., b. 25, I, 1824; d. 20, 2, 1S24. 3. Elizabeth R., b. 20, I, 1825; m. 
184,^, William P. Barker. 4. Rebecca S., b. 29, 3, 1S27; m. William H. IIov,- 
land (son of 539.) 5. Cynthia S., b. 29, 3, 1827; d. 15, 10, 1853. 


John Hov/j.and lived in Tiverton, R. I., at one lime; 

was buried in Boston; m. ist, Rebecca , wlio d. 14, q' 

1S23 ; m. 2d, Mary , who d. 29, 12, 1862. Cliildren : 

r, Josiali, d. 25, 9, 1S21, ngcd 22; 2, Charles II., d. 2S, 6, 1825, aged 21 ; 3, R^. 
becca, d, 3, 6, 1824, aged 17. 

Ebenezer IIowi^and, of Freetown, m. Hope}- Allen, of 
Middleboroiicrb. Children: 


I, Jcdediah; 2, James; 3, Ebenezer; 4, Ilopoy; 5, Elizal)cth; 6, Ahbie; 7. 

Jedediah, above, m. Susan Crapo, and had: r. James, wlio in 18S4 lived in 
Lakoville, and had Eyman, Orloff, three daughters, and George ^V., who was b. i v 
II, 1855, m. 18, 12, iSSo, and had Joseph L., b. 2, it, iSSi, Chester B., b. 20, 4' 
1883, d. 24, 10, 18S3. In 1884 George W. was living in East Trovidence, R. J. 
2. John W., who was a master-mariner, and later did a large business as shipbuildt r 
in New Bedford, where he resided in 1885, and had a large family. 

Orville Howland died in Saratoga, N. Y., in 1852. 
He had a brother David and a son Job A. The latter was 
born in Hoosic Falls, N. Y., 6, 10, 1S49. In 1855 he went 
to Indianapolis, Ind., and was m. there, 4, 11, 18/5, to 
Mary A. Bunting, of that city. They had a dau. Lulu, b. 
about 1878. In 1SS2 he settled in Denver, Col., and was 
connected with the Denver & Rio Grande Railway express 
there in 1884, when the address of his mother was Mrs. A. 
A. White, Indianapolis, Ind. 

John Hov/j.and lived in the state of Ohio. He hai! a 

son Johnson who m. Rebecca , and also lived in t'lc 

same state. Both were farmers. The latter had a dau. 
Nancy J., who m. in Ohio, and whose son John E.J. How- 
land lived in Elmwood Place, Hamilton co., Ohio, in 1SS5. 

Al'rKNDlX. 425 

C;ipt..T'-AAc CiiASj; IIowi.and (501) and Emil}^ Shennan 
were married 2, 2, 1S28. Children: 

I. Mary Wmly, 1). 4, 12, 1S33; d. 1S34. 2. Mary, b. I2tli mo., 1837; d. young. 
3. George II., h. 22, 2, 1839; ni. 186S, Emily F. Iliiping, b. 18^9, an<l had: 1, 
Laura T., b. 12, 11, 1869; 2, George H., b. 12, 2, 1879. George II. is a diamond 
broker in New liedford. 4. Cornelia E., b. 18, 2, 1S41; m. 28, 12, 1S63, Henry 
Burton, of .Syr.Tcuse, N. Y., and had: i, Burr, b. 10, 10, 186.:]., d. 2, 2, 1867; 2, 
Annie G., b. 12, 7, 1866; 3, (^race H., b. 5, 11, 1868; 4, Burr, b. 25, 2, 1874; all 
these were born in Syracuse. Mrs. Burton now resides in New Bedford. 5. Isaac 
C., b. 1S45; ^■- 5' I. 1^52- 

Abigaij. Rowland, dan. of Nicholas (95,) m. 22, 72, 
1720, Beniamin, son of Joseph- (John^) and Elizabeth 
scll. Abigail died 14, 5, 1772. Children: 

1, Hannah, 1>. J 3, 10, 1 721, m. 19, 8, 1 738, William Ricbctson, J''.; 2, Sylvia, b. 
25, 10, 1723, m. 29, 9, 1748, Giles Slocum; 3 and 4, Elizal)et]i and -— — , b. 13^ 2, 
1727; 5, Abigail, b. 2, 5, 1730; ('•, Benjamin, b. 6, 7, 1737. 

Judith ITowland, dan. of Barnabas (107,) m. 20, 7, 
1744, Josepli,^ son of Joseph^ (Joseph,- John') and Tvlmy 
(Tucker) Russell. Children : 

I, Barnabas, b. 26, 5, 1745, d. ii, 5, i8i2; 2, Rebecca, b. 30, 4, 1747. d. :, 3, 
1837; 3, Patience, b. 10, 3, 1749, d. 3d mo., 1771; 4, Martha, b. 14, 4, 1751, d. 3d 
mo., 1779; 5, Elizabeth, b. I, 8, 1753, d. 17, 6, 1789; 6, Abraham, b. 25, 2, 175G. 
d. 20, 3, 1837; 7, IIumi)lu-ey, b. 25, 5, 175S, d. 6, 12, 1S36; 8, Gilbert, b. 12. 8, 
1760, d. 22, 8, 1820, m. 30, II, 1783, Lydia Tallman; 9, Mary, b. 9, 1 1, 1763. d. 2, 
10, 1799; 10, Judith, b. 26, I, 1765, d. 20, 7, 1769; II, Joseph, b. 13, 12, 171,8, d. 
25, 7, 1769. 

Sylvia ITowland, dau. of Barnabas (107,) m. Jona- 
than, son of Jonathan^ (Gershom,-John') and riiel)e Suiitii. 
Children : 

I, Abraham, b. 20, 3, 1749, m. 10, 6, 1769, Zcrviah, dau. of Juhn and Fhcbe 
(Russell) Ricketson; 2, Lydia, b. 18, i, 1753, d. iS, II, 1S43; 3, Isaac; 4, J^;thro; 
5, Mary, d. 17, 3, 1847; 6, Jacob; 7, Ruthj S, Ezra, 
III 13 


Mary Kovvland, dau. of Nathaniel (91,) m. Pelcg. :vsi 
of Deliverance- (John') and Maiy Smith. Children: 

I, Sylvi.i, b. 2, 8j \'/22; 2, John, b. 12, 7, 1725 ; 3 and 4, Deborah anr! Rcbctc--, 
b. 26, 6. I7:?q; 5, Mary, b. 5, S, 1730, m. 17, 7, 1751, Wilham AVood, Jr.; 6, I'd.-;,', 
t>' S> 8, '/50; 7, Anna, b. 2, i, 1734, m. 13, 6, 1753, Benjamin, son of John, Jr., and 
Patience (Tr.c.icer) Ivussoll; 8, Himiplircy, b. 13, 2, 1737. 

John. TIowland, of Bristol, R. I., m. Elizabeth . 

Child 'en : 

I, Soiiniel, b. 17, 8, 1766; 2, IvTartha, b. 19, 7, 1767; 3, Aljigail, b. 8, 5, T76S; 4, 
Nathaniel, b. 10, i, 1773. 

William H. IIowland, son of William (539,) m. Re- 
becca S. Rowland, dau. of Daniel (348.) Children : 

I, Yulliam A., b. 30, 10, 1S53; 2, Cliailcs D., b. 30, 9, 1S55; 3, Lucy A. M.; h. 
4, 9, 1857, d. 8, 7, 1S59; 4, George H., b. 13, 5, 1S60; 5, Eli/;abeth IL, b. 25, 6. 
1866; i; W.-^bel IL, b. 31, 7, 1868. 

Ruth Hoavland, dau. of Abraham, m. 27, 12, 17S7, 
Giles, ^ son of Benj'amin^ (Benjamin,^ Hezclsiah,''^ Joh;i') 
and Susanna (Wood) Smith. Children : 

I, Stcphi-nj b. 15, 12, 17SS; 2, Thomas, b. 3, 12, 1790, m. I, 2, 1S16, TVibci!!.i, 
dau. of John and Mehitable (Allen) Cornell; 3, Hannah, b. 15, 12, 1792, d. 24 >. 
1845, m. Abraham Russell; 4, Ann, b. 4, 2, 1797, d. 7, 9, 1853; 5, Ruth IL, 1<. 4, 
7, iSoo; t), Susan, b. 11, 7, 1802; 7, Giles, b. 17, 8, 1805, d. 13, 10, 1806. 

Edy Rowland, dau. of Daniel (199,) m. Henry, son of 
Benjamin^ (Abraham,^ Henry, ^ Abraham, ~ Ilcnry' ) and 
Sylvia (Richardson) Tucker. Children :~ 

I, Sylvia, b. 24, 7, 1S06; 2, Humphrey S., b. 20, 10, 180S; 3, Abncr, b. 29, 12, 
iSio; 4, Daniel IL, b. 8, 8, 1812; 5, Thcbe IL, b. 31, i, 1814; 6, Henry, 1,'. 18, 11, 
1817; 7, Moses G., b. 8, g, 1820; 8, Joshua IL, b. 11, 12, 1S23; 9, Joscj)!! W. ''. 
18, 2, 1827; 10, John IL, b. 13, 3, 1831, d. 15, 7, 1S72. 

APfENDIX.' . ., :, 427 

Capt. Zebulon HowLANi), b. 1738, perhaps in Bristol, 
R. I., (at ieast Jived there in early life,) d. 12, 2, 1824, in 

Avon, INIe. Cliildren : - „ ■ ■ ■'^-'c ,^ ,. ., 

I. Briggs, v\. and had cii^ht children. 2. Elijah, m. and had: I, Isaac; 2, Oliver, 
b. 3, 3, i8ir, in Avon, ]\Ic., d. i, 2, i8So, m. 13, 2, 1833, Emily Ilansconi, and had, 
I, Myra A., L, 7, 6, 1S35, d. 7, 3, 1851, 2, Sarah IL, b. 27, 4, 1838, m. 6, 12, 1864, 
A. L. IJradbury, 3, Daniel Oliver, b. 27, 7, 1 851, in Avon, Me., m. 22, 2, 1878, Eau- 
nie Augusta I'ddingcourt (in 18S5 he was a chemist in Boston,) and had, i, ]\ose 
Emily, b. 23, ' i, 1878, 2, Edith May, b. i, li, 1S83. 

Silas IIowlakd, a farmer, lived in New York state. 
The folloning are among his posterity: 

lie had th -ce sons (Jeremiah, Nicholas, and Silas) and five daughters. Jcrcmia!., 
who was a farmer in Saratoga, N. Y., was killed, I, 5, 1883, in Syracuse, N. Y., Ijv 
the explosion of a soda fountain. He had: I. Sidney C, b. 29, 7, 181 1; m. 1S39, 
Julia A. Griswold, and had two children : the first d. young; 2, Clarence, b. 1S53. 2. 
Deleverge, b. 20, i, 1S14. 3. Gilbert, b. 1818. 4. Clement, b. 1822. 5. Tobia.-. 
6. Jcrca-iiah. 7. Euretta, ni. Isaac Howard, and in 1S85 lived in Adams, Gage co , 
Nob. The hildren of Sidney C. were born in Saratoga, N. Y. 

Adaeine Howland, dan. of Shove (1207,) m. L3^man 
Taylor. Children : 

I, Henry Albert, b. 28, 12, 1S40; 2, Frederick Lyman, b. 3, 11, 1S42, who was .n 
member of Co. E, 32d Mass. Vols., and died at Stanton Hospital, Washington, D. 
C, 27, 5, 18 jj; 3, Mary Adaline, b. 29, 11, 1844, d. 27, 8, 184S; 4, Hiram Sylvanus, 
b. 25, 3, 1817; 5, Cieorge Howland, b. ^, 8, 1849; 6, James Brainard, b. 15, £, 
1850. Mrs. Taylor was living in Hardwick in 1884. 

The following are the family records of two danghters of 
Seneca (442,) unintentionally omitted in their proper place : 

4. Harriet A., b. 4, i, 1814, at Danby, N. Y.; m. 23, 3, 1842, William Willsey. 
Had: i, M 'via A., b. i^;, 11, 1S49, who m. 11, 2, 1S74, Archibald W. Benedict, of 
Cortland, T.'. Y., and had J. Willsey, b. 20, 12, 1SS2; 2, Sarah A., b. 30, 11, 1S51. 
Mr. Willsey wai a farmer and large landed proprietor, ajid a son of the founder of 
Willseyviile, N. Y., where lie resided until his death, 12, 9, 1874. 5. Lavinia A., b. 
20, I, iSiT), at Danby, N. Y. ; m. 13, 12, 1848, John Manning, a farmer, of Danby; 
d, 15, 7, 1353, leaving no children. 


Thomas A. IIowlaxd (549,) b. 1785 ; d. 1S60. His t' 

wife Phebe was born in 1786 and died in 1859. Chiklrun : 

I, John \\., h. 1S04; 2, Amy W., h. i, 5, 1807; 3, Mary A., 1). 27, i, iSij, d 
29, I, 185;'; 4, Isaac ]5., b. iSii; 5, Phcbe G., b. 19, 6, 1S20; 6, RuUi G., d. 16, 
2, 1SS2. 

The following are children of Jonallian Otis (1270) : 

3. Aloe t Montgomery, b. 23, I, 1S44, in Rochester, N. Y. ; m. 6, 12, 1S76, Fannie 
D. Wilsor, of jJatavia, ?>^. Y. 4. Chauncy Winficlil, b. 13, 5, 1S52; m. 29, 8, 1S70, 
Adaiaide J. Cab, of Weymouth, Eng. In 1885 he resided in Geneva, N. Y., where 
he was a irachinist and tool-maker for the Standard Optical Co., of that city. 
They had : J, Jane Denio, b. 29, 5, 1S75, in Rochester, N. Y.; 2, Clarence Otis, b. 
7, 6, 18S1, ill Geneva, N. Y. 

Debokah Rowland, dau. of William and Rebecca, 
grand-dau. of Benjamin (269,) m. Capt. Orrick Smalley, 
of whom we learn the following : 

Capt. Orrick was the son of Ezra, who was the son of Edward, of Harwich. 
They pro'^ably descended from John Smalley, who went from riymouth and settled 
in Easthim i'' 1644. E'.ra was b. in Harwich; m. Barbary, dau. of John Youvlr:;, 
of tliat toNsn. Caj^t. Orrick was b. 8, i, 1S20, in Dartmouth, and at 12 years of age 
connncnce.l a seafaring life. At 16 he entered the whaling service, and at 25 wns 
a whaling-master. Later he was three years city marshal of New Bedford, and in 
1 885 had been ten years in the U. S. custom house as insj^ector, weigher, gaugcr, 
and measurer. He was for nine years treasurer of the North Christian church in . 
New Bedford, where he has held other offices of public trust. 

Jeptha Ashley Howland, son of Seth, who was son of 
Joshua (236,) wash. 1816; m. Ruth Peirce. Children: 

I. Alfred, b. 1853; m. Mary A. Rounseville, b. 1S54, and had : i, Clifton W.t1!o:i, 
b. 1876; 2, Alfred Lewis, b. 187S. In 1S85, Alfred lived in Providence, R. b. 
and his mother, Ruth, in Freetown. 2. Angenelte, b. 1S53. 3. Amelia. 4. Irene. 
5. Harrison. The last three died young. 

Thomas Howland was born in Bertie co., N. C. ; ^s'a■'^ -'i 

slave, sold by Howland to Joseph H. Etherldge ol the 

same county; ran away ab