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BRIEF MEMOIR 



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FROM THE NEW ENG. HIST. ANB GENEALOGICAL REGISTER. 




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ancestor he is in pursuit of, engraven, as it were, on the rock of 
Plymouth, never to be effaced till the waves of fire shall pass over 
this planet, and a new earth and a new heaven shall appear. 

Time, which often travels in the path of history, not by years, but 
by centuries, has already begun to throw around the Landing of the 
Pilgrims the halo of antiquity— like that aureola of classic celebrity 
which seen through the vista of ages surrounds Jason and his brave 
companions in the first great maritime enterprise of which we have 
any account — the Argonautic expedition. Let us for a moment 
conipare it with the voyage of the Mayflower. 

The Argonautic expedition was a passage of a few hundred miles 
from Argos in Greece, to Colchis in the Euxine — coasting along the 
shores of the ^gean sea, they entered the narrow straits of the 
Dardanelles, crossed the small sea of Marmora, and then from head- 
land to headland reached the desired haven; secure of a safe harbor 
in storms, and never out of siglit of land. Tlieir motive was only 
an earthly ambition— their object the golden fleece, guarded by 
the Minotaur; a beautiful allegory of commercial enterprise. But the 
voyage of the Mayflower was exposed to greater perils, and infinitely 
more exalted in motive and object. A band of Christian exiles 
leaving their fatherland and their kindred to return no more, adven- 
tured in a small bark upon a mighty ocean — for days and weeks and 
months subjected to hardships and tempests— nought but the sky and 
a boundless sea above and around them — and before them the ap- 
proach to a iron bound coast, and the dreary scene of a coming winter. 
They had no thread of Ariadne to guide them in the labyrinth of woods 
and hostile tribes. Yet they leaned on an invisible arm. They were 
sustained by faith in the Almighty, and cheered by the grandeur and 
magnificence of their aim. It was a voyage in pursuit of religious 
freedom and independence— to build a church on the hill-top, and 
plant a school house in the valley; and while they were "seeking- 
first the kingdom of God and his righteousness," they were laying 
the foundations of an empire on earth. The Argonautic expedition 
has been eternized in the classic songs of antiquity. The Mayflower 
yet waits for the poet to do it justice; and it may be centuries before 
one shall descend from Heaven to gather up the sweet memories and 
glorious events in the lives of the Pilgrim fathers, and set them like 
another JEneid to everlasting music. 

Indeed, the landing of the Pilgrims on the rock of Plymouth and 
the battle fought at Bunker Ilili, in the first dawn of Independence, 
which is consecrated by a majestic obelisk on the spot, are two 



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who came early to this country, whether north or south of Mason 
and Dixon's line. Perhaps a general and comprehensive volume of 
these pedigrees would disclose more consanguinity than we suspect, 
and would include many distinguished men; but such a work requires 
patient labor and some expenditure. 

May 15, 1635; among the passengers to " Virginea" at that time 
in the Plain Juan, Ptichard Buckam, Master, " who brought attesta- 
tion of their conformity to the orders and discipline of the Church 
of England," with their corresponding ages, is that of Robert Lewis, 
a. 23; also another list of emigrants to the same colony, 1634-5, 
contains John Lewis, a. 23. Register, vol. xv, pp. 112, 212. In the 
Hercules of Sandwich, John Wetherly, Master, " bound for the 
plantation " in New England, with certificates from ministers of good 
character, &c., was John Lewis of Tenterden in Kent, with Sarah 
his wife and one child. Their certificate was from Jno. Gee, Vicar 
of Tenterden, 20 Feb. 1634; John Austin, Mayor, and Freegift 
Stace, Jurat, 1 March, 1634, Ibid, vol. xv, p. 28. He was brother 
of George Lewis of Barnstable, who resided at and became a free- 
man of Scituate, 1637, ancestor of Dr. Lewis. So careful were the 
early progenitors of New England to maintain a good character at 
home, of which they could carry vouchers abroad. George Lewis 
who settled in Maine, is mentioned in the first volume of Maine Hist. 
Col. as one who received a grant of fifty acres at Backcove (Fal- 
mouth) in 1640, and died there July, 1683. Mr. Willis, whose great 
accuracy and research are seldom, if ever at fault, suggests that he 
was the son of George of Scituate, but it could not be so, as that 
son George lived at Barnstable, and died March 20, 1710. 

A family of this name settled very early at Marblehead, for in the 
Petition against Imports (1668) by certain inhabitants of that port, 
there appears the name of James Lewis. {Register, vol. ix, p. 81.) 
The ancestors of Samuel )Q. Lewis, from whom the massy mole in 
this city, called Lewis Wharf, derives its name, and which origin- 
ated from the Lewis Wharf Company in 1834, were emigrants from 
England. ; 

In that elaborate work by the learned Jas. Savage, LL. D., a monu- 
ment of great industry, and destined to be of surpassing value to the 
future student of New England pedigrees, under the title of Lewis, vol. 
Ill, p. 84, five closely printed pages are devoted to this name, em- 
bracing fifty-three heads of families, alphabetically arranged, and in- 
cluding the progenitors of Dr.. Lewis. The earliest emigrant among 
them seems to have been Thomas Lewis, who having examined the 



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eastern coast under a patent from the Council of Plymouth, FcV- 12, 
1630, conveying lands east of Saco river, took possession of the 
premises June 26 of tiio same year. This is referred to in Maine 
Hist. Collections, vol. i, p. 16; also Felt's Ecdest. Hist, of New England, 
vol. I, 153. Emigrants came out in 1030, 1635, settling on the Cape, 
in Charlestown, Boston, Maiden, Lynn, Cambridge and other places. 
From John Lewis, one of the early settlers in Maiden, was descended 
the late Alonzo Lewis, author of the History of Lynn, according to 
the careful researches of Thos. B. Wynian, Jr., Esq., a member of our 
Society. Edmund Lewis, who embarked with his wife on board the 
Elizabeth in xVpril, 1G34, settled at Lynn in 1643. Another John 
Lewis in 1669 was one of the fathers of Westerly, R. I. He is 
spoken of in the Register, vol. xiv, p. IGT, as a free inhabitant of that 
place in 1669, who had six children; his numerous progeny are enu- 
merated. 

To recapitulate, however, the dilTerent progenitors of this name, 
and the places to which they emigrated would exceed our limits, but 
a recurrence to a few of them may throw some light on the early 
settlement of our country. Among them we find that Daniel Lewis, 
1679, was one of the founders of Westerly, 11. I., and William Lewis, 
•whose son Ezekiel married a daughter of that celebrated teacher, 
Master Ezekiel Cheever, who wrote a Latin grammar, superior to all 
the abstractions of modern improvement, was among the early set- 
tlers of Farmington, Conn. One of the descendants of Deacon 
Joseph Lewis, who settled in Waterbury, Conn., before 1700, died 
April 28, 1855, at Southington, Conn., was Chauncey Lewis, aged 95, 
a soldier of the revolution, and at one time one of Washington's 
Life Guards. There were very many of the name of John, one of 
whom settled in Portsmouth; another in Falmouth, from whom the 
Hon. Samuel Lewis of Cincinnati, who died July, 1854, was descend- 
ed; and another went to Saybrook; Joseph settled in New London, 
1666, and William in Cambridge, 1632. 

William Lewis, grandfather of Rev. Ezekiel Lewis, who graduated 
at Harvard University in 1695, was from Newtown (Cambridge), and 
belonged to the Braintree company. He went to Hartford in 1636, 
and thence to Farmington, Conn. He came out in the Lion, 1632. 
Robert Lewis who settled in Newbury, 1644, emigrated in tlie Bless- 
ing, Capt. Lecester, 1635. His name is spelt Lewes in Drake's Result 
of Researches. In Freeman's History of Cape Cod, vol. i, p. 614, it is 
remarked that one of the prominent men, which the Cape contributed 
in great numbers to Maine in its early settlement, Maj. George Lewis, 



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died tbis year (1855) at an advanced age. He emigrated in 1184 to 
Gorham; his eldest son, Hon. Winthrop Lewis, born 1764, died 1822, 
and " was a model of public virtue." His second son, Rev. James 
Lewis of Gorham, was a man of great piety and success in the minis- 
try, born 1110, died Aug. 19, 1855, aged 86. The late Hon, Lathrop 
Lewis of Gorham, was a direct descendant of the first George 
Lewis of Barnstable. Register, vol. ii, p. 305. 

The origin of the Lewis family, without much doubt, is Welsh. 
Indeed there is at this day in England a distinguished instance of 
this patronymic, Sir George Cornwall Lewis, one of Her Majesty's 
secretaries of state, by birth a Welshman, educated at Oxford, where 
be was the first scholar of his class, an accomplished author, and 
a powerful and eloquent advocate in favor of the American Union, 
now at war with the rebels. The patriot, Francis Lewis, a Signer 
of the Declaration of Lidependence, was also born in Wales. Gen. 
Washington had a broiher-in-law by the name of Lawrence Lewis. 

Dr. Winslow Lewis was descended more immediately from the 
Rev. Isaiah Lewis and his wife Abigail, daughter ^of Kenelm Wins- 
low, a lineal descendant from Edward Winslow of England, in the 
fifth generation. Gov. Hutchinson, in his remarks on the death of 
Gov. Edward Winslow, says: "He was a gentleman of the best 
family of any of the Plymouth planters, his father Edward Wins- 
low, Esq., being a person of some figure at Droughlwich in Worces- 
tershire." The pedigree of each family, the Winslow and Lewis 
branch, commencing at Edward Winslow in England and Geo. Lewis 
of Barnstable, so far as a careful and diligent investigation will 
allow, will be given in the next number of the Register. Some of the de- 
scendants on each side have been distinguished in their day and ought 
to be noticed, particularly Gov. Edward Winslow, with whom Dr. 
Lewis can only claim consanguinity through the father their common 
ancestor. A brief account of this eminent and good man, though it 
may contain nothing new, yet may refresh the memory of the reader; 
the beautiful spot where he dwelt after continuing for several gene- 
rations in the possession of the family became part and parcel of the 
domain of the great American orator, Daniel Webster, who lived and 
died there; and near whose tomb, the surges of ocean seem to sing 
their sad requiem, and where many a lover of his country has dropped 
a tear at the loss of a statesman, whose counsels in these calamitous 
times of Rebellion are so much needed. 

Edward Winslow, the eldest son of Edward and Magdalen Wins- 
low of Droilwicli, Worcestershire, England, was born October 19th 



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1595. He was well educated, but at what seminary is unknown. 
While he was travelling in Europe in 1617, he met Mr. Robinson at 
Leyden, joined his church, and caiue out with the Pilgrims in the May- 
flower. He was one of five brothers who emigrated from England, 
viz: Gilbert with him; John in the Fortune, 1621; Kenelm and Josiah 
before 1632. At the close of the voyage the celebrated covenant 
was drawn, in which he was the third signer. His wife Elizabeth 
died about three months after their arrival, and within six or seven 
weeks he married Susanna, widow of William White, for whom she 
had been in mourning only two and a half months. But the times 
were pressing. Their marriage was the first one solemnized in the 
emigration. He was sent in July, 1621, by Gov. Carver, with 
Stephen Hopkins on an embassy to the great sachem Massasoit at 
Pokanoket with the present of " a horseman's great coat of red cot- 
ton," which charmed and conciliated his majesty. On the way they 
were regaled with bread called maziuni, and the spawn of shads 
which they ate with a spoon. His next excursion was to the Island 
of Mouhegan in 1622, to obtain bread for the fishermen. He visited 
Massasoit again in 1623, who was sick, and he was the means of 
restoring him to health. In the autumn of that year he was sent 
out as Colonial agent to England; and while absent prepared his 
narrative called, " Good news from N. E.," whicli was printed in 66 
quarto pages; see vol. viii, 239-2T0. In 1624 he again visited Eng- 
land, and on his return was elected one of the Assistants, that body 
having been enlarged to five. 

He was chosen Governor in 1633. In 1635 he went again to Eng- 
land as Agent, There for seventeen weeks he was confined in the 
Fleet prison, on complaint of Thomas Morton, for teaching Plymouth 
church and for solemnizing marriage. On his return home he was 
elected Governor in 1636 and again in 1644. He narrowly escaped 
death in his expedition to Kennebec, in 1642. The Indians had form- 
ed a conspiracy against the English; one of them, knowing that Mr. 
Winslow was in the habit of walking wilhin the palisadoes, prepared 
to shoot him, and was on the watch. Mr. Winslow not seeing him 
nor suspecting anything, but thinking he had walked enough went 
suddenly into the house, and God preserved him. See Savage's Win- 
throj), p. 269. The world does not sufficiently reflect, that our Great 
Creator, as the Father of Spirits, can put thoughts into our mind and 
thereby shield us from danger. He was much interested in civilizing 
and converting the poor Indians. In May 8, 1655, he was appointed 
by Oliver Cromwell one of the three on a committee to conduct an 
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10 Brief Memoir of Dr. Winslow Lems. 

expedition against the Spanish possessions in the West Indies. ♦From 
tlio disagreement of the commanders and unfit state of the troops, 
they were at first defeated; and Gov. Winslow on the passage be- 
tween Hispaniola and Jamaica was attacked by the fever of the 
climate and died May 8, 1655, in his 60th year. He was buried in 
the ocean with the funeral honors of war, and forty-two guns were 
fired by the fleet. He had settled in Marshfield at a seat he called 
Careswell, the name of an ancient English castle, the abode of the 
Vanes. It is near Green harbor, so called, and in his life time 
had become part of the domain where stood the mansion of Daniel 
Webater. 

One anecdote, like the vane of the church spire, which points the 
direction of tiie wind, will exemplify his uniform character for bene- 
volence and a good heart. When Roger Williams was driven from 
Massachusetts by men more religious than just, we are told that 
" Gov. Winslow of Plymouth, who had no hand in his expulsion, 'put 
a piece of gold in the hands of his wife to relieve his necessities.'" 
Barry's Hist, of Mass. vol. 1, p. 242. This trait of character seems 
still to run in the Winslow blood if we may judge from what we 
know of the subject of this memoir. 

Josiah Winslow, son of Edward, was born in 1629, married Pene- 
lope, daughter of Herbert Pelham, Esq., of Boston, 1663. He was 
an Assistant, 1646-1649, was chosen Governor, 1613, which office he 
held seven years, till his death. In the war with Philip in 1675 he 
was commander-in-chief of all the forces— a man of sterling cour- 
age and of eminent talents. The Massachusetts Historical Society 
has a fine portrait of Gov. Josiah Winslow, copied from a painting in 
possession of Isaac Winslow, Esq., of Boston, descendant of Gen, John 
Winslow grandson of Gov. Josiah W., in honor of whom the town 
of Winslow in Maine was named 1111. There were several distin- 
guished men in the posterity of Gov. Edward Winslow, but our busi- 
ness is more immediately with the time of Kenelm. 

Kenelm Winslow, brother of Gov, Edward, was baptised 3 May, 
1599, having been born the Sunday Before. He settled in Marshfield 
on a neck of land lying between Green harbor and South river, a 
place iliss M. A. Thomas in her account of Marshfield, calls the Eden 
of that region, " beautified with groves of majestic oaks, and grace- 
ful walnuts." He married Ellen, widow of John Adams, June, 1034, 
who in the History of Scituate is erroneously called the daughter of 
John Adams; and if there were any doubt a reference to the Fly- 
mouth Colony Records, vol. i, p. 116 and p. 30, will remove it; for 



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"Kenelm Winslow of Maishfield, sometimes iuhabitaut af the 
towu of Plymouth at the time of his marriage with Ellenor Adam§ 
(sometime wife uuto Johu Adams, deceased)," and "June, 1634, 
Keuelm Winslow and Ellen Adams, widow, were married." Sarah 
Winslow whom Miles Standish, Jr., married was either a daughter or 
niece of Kenelm." 

Marshfield was first represented in the Colonial government in 
1642, by Thomas Bourne and Kenelm Winslow. They had four 
children, one of whom was Nathaniel. He died at Salem on a visit 
in 1672, and was buried there; his wife Ellen, died in 1681, aged 83, 
and his epitaph is still traceable on Burying hill, among the time 
honored graves and tombs of the settlers of Marshfield. 

Nathaniel had 8 children, of whom was Kenelm who married 
Abigail Waterman daughter of Joseph Waterman. They had 1 
children, one of whom, Abigail Winslow, married the Rev. Isaiah 
Lewis. This was in the fifth generation, beginning with Edward 
Winslow of Droitwich, England, father of the Governor; and in this 
marriage the two Houses were united and continue in descent until 
we reach the subject of this memoir. 

Rev. Isaiah Lewis was in the fourth degree of descent from George 
Lewis, who was born in East Greenwich in Kent, England. He 
married Sarah Jenkins of that country, sister of Edward Jenkins. 

Isaiah Lewis, born in Uingham, June 10, 1703, graduated at 
Harvard University, 1723, settled iij the ministry at Eastham now 
Wellfleet, taught school in llingham on week days, and preached on 
Sundays. In the records of Marshfield, 1729, is the following: 
"Voted to Mr. Isaiah Lewis for keeping school half a year 25 pounds, 
and for his service in preaching to the neighborhood in the north 
part of the town, 15 pounds, and request him still to continue their 
schoolmaster." He was in the ministry 55 years; died Oct. 3, 1786, 
aged 83. He is described as a clergyman "of strong mind, and a 
heart devoted to the work of the gospel in which he labored dili- 
gently and with success." He solemnized 233 marriages during his 
ministry and 213 members were added to his church. Rev. Levi 
Whitmore in 1785, was settled as a colleague with him. A marble 
monument was erected to his memory in the churchyard at Well- 
fleet, and this eulogium of his worth is there inscribed: "In the vir- 
tues and accomplishments that adorn men and assimulato man to 
God, he was among those that excel." Mr. Lewis had a brother, the 
Rev. Daniel Lewis, who graduated at Harvard University, 1707, was 



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ordained December, 1112, after teaching a grammar school *Bome 
years, and was settled iu Pembroke. 

Rev. Isaiah Lewis had 2 children' — Hannah, who married Joseph 
Green; and Winslow Lewis, born July, 1741, who married Mary 
Knowles, dau. of Willard Knowles, Sept. 12, 1165, and died at sea, 
July, 1801, IE. 60, He resided in Eastham, and was one of the Se- 
lectmen of Wellfieet iu 1177. His wife died Jan. 31, 1807, ee. 61, and 
was buried at Copp's hill, Boston. He had 13 children, of whom 
three died in infancy; Abigail his daughter married Samuel Austin; 
Winslow Lewis, was father of Dr. Lewis; Mary married Daniel Woods; 
Hannah married John W. Brigham; Isaiah married Harriet Cox; 
Nancy married John S. H. Cox; Joseph Warren married Nancy Lane; 
Asa Packard married Catharine Connell; Sally Greenough never mar- 
ried; and Henry married Sophia Draper. 

Capt. Winslow Lewis was born in Wellfieet, Cape Cod, May 11, 
1770, son of Winslow Lewis of that place, sea captain. He was 
married to Elizabeth Greenough, daughter of Thomas Greenough, 
mathematical instrument maker and Ann Hobby. They were mar- 
ried by the Rev. John Murray, Nov. 7, 1793. He was then 22 and 
she 21 years old, sho died June 11, 18-42, aged 70, the mother of six 
children; three died ha infancy. Frederic at 26 and Gustavus at 19; 
Dr. Winslow Lewis being the only survivor. Capt. Lewis married 
a second time, viz: Martha S. Hurlburt, daughter of James Phillips, 
Esq., who died in December, 1850. It is a remarkable fact that Capt. 
Lewis, and his three brothers, Josiah Lewis, Asa Packard Lewis 
and Joseph Warren Lewis, were all not only seafaring men, but 
skillful captains, and commanded some of the finest ships which 
sailed out of Boston harbor in their day. Neither of them is living. 

Capt. Winslow Lewis had great practical knowledge and skill in 
hydraulic engineering. After he quit going to sea, he was constantly 
employed in building new lighthouses on our coasts, rivers and 
lakes, or in altering and repairing old ones. He furnished plans and 
specifications for beacons, buoys and monuments for the shoals and 
harbors along our shores, and was very successful in the construc- 
tion of the Beacon on the Romer shoal in New York bay, the beacon 
on Bowditch's Ledge in Salem harbor, and other permanent ones 
which to this day, stand as monuments of his skill and long and 
faithful services Ho his country. He was contractor and builder in 
his lifetime of 200 lighthouses for the government; he invented the 
Binnacle illuminator, for which he got a patent, and which is now 
in such general use; he introduced the cotton duck into his factory 



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at Watertown, and it became a substitute foi- the more expensive 
Russian duck; was the ownei- of a ropevvalk at the foot of the Com- 
mon; iur several years was port warden of Boston; and in 1829 and 
1836, was one of tlie Aldermen of the city. 

But the reputation and talents of Oapt. AVinslovv Lewis will be 
long- held in remembrance for his public services, and '• when the 
history of the lighthouse establishment in this country is written," 
as a g-entlemau, well acquainted with him, stated to me in a letter, 
" it will appear that Mr. Winslow Lewis was the first to introduce 
the present mode of illumination, and to lay the foundation for the 
modern improvement in the structures as well as lantern lamps 
and reflectors." About 50 years ago the only lamps used in the 
lighthouses were the spider lamp so called, which consumed a vast 
quantity of oil and produced a poor light. An offer was made by 
Capt. Lewis to fit up lanterns in all the lighthouses on the coast with 
lamps like those in use by the Tpiity Board in England, with the 
Argand burner, and to affix thereto the parabolic reflector, and take 
for his compensation one-half o f^hj^ il'lt^fes saved from the annual 
consumption, the govornmentjHHfiing the usual quantity for a 
certain number of years. '^jP^^|Bv'ii« acce^d. Captain W. was 
successful, and the brillianc;fof th^f^ht was vastly increased to the 
great benclit of navigators. Tlie_ time he first took charge of the 
lighthouses was about 1809, 18H)y'and he continued in this office, till 
within a few years of his death. In the war of 1812 with England, 
during one of his visits in the revenue cutter to a lighthouse in the 
bay, he was taken captive by the English, but soon after released 
on parol. During this war he was commander of the Boston Sea 
Fencibles, a body of spirited sea captains and mates of vessels, 
who voluntarily associated, armed and disciplined themselves to 
resist invasion. He was also President of the Marine Society. 

Capt. Lewis died May 20, 1850, at Roxbury, aged SO years. He 
was a tall, fine-looking man, of winning address, much beloved by 
all who knew him, and exemplary in all the relations of life. An 
excellent and appropriate tribute of respect was paid to his memory 
by the Hon. John S. Sleeper, in the Boston Journal, of which he was 
then the editor, who knew him well as one of our best citizens; after 
speaking " of his vigor of intellect and buoyancy of spirit," to the 
last of a long and honored life, he observes, "few men have labored 
more constantly or more successfully through a long life than Capt. 
Winslow Lewis." His funeral in Roxbury was conducted by the 
since lamented Rev. Dr. Lowell, assisted by Rev. Mr. Alger. It was 



14 Brief Memoir of Dr. Winslow Levois. 

attended by the Grand Lodge of Massacliusetts, of which he* was a 
permanent member, for he had long been a true and faithful Mason 
in the Fraternity. His remains were deposited at Mount Auburn in 
1859. 

Dr. Winslow Lewis, the subject of tliis sketch, was born in Boston, 
July 8, 1199, in the same house in which his mother was born. He 
was fitted for college under tiie tuition of Mr. Daniel Staniford, who 
kept a private school of high repute in Boston; graduated at Harvard 
University in 1819, studied medicine under tlie late eminent Dr. John 
C. Warren, and took his degree of M. D. in 1822. His favorite pur- 
suit was anatomy, for which he had a peculiar tact, as he had a firm 
uerve and quick, decisive judgment, qualities so essential in delicate 
and critical operations of surgery. To perfect his studies he went 
immediately to Europe, attended the lectures of Dupuytren in Paris, 
and Abernethy in London, both surgeons of great celebrity. This 
was not, however, his first visit, for he crossed the Atlantic, when 
only seventeen years of age, and saw many places and persons; and 
if the old adage would apply, Nosdtur e sociis, he stood high, for he 
kept good company; coming home with such distinguished men as 
Dr. Edward Reynolds, the late Hon. Abbott Lawrence, and Franklin 
Dexter, Esq., who died not long since. 

On his return he commenced practice in Boston. On February 22, 
1828, ho was married by the Rev. Bethel Judd, to Miss Emeline 
RichLrds, daughter of Capt. Benjamin Richards of New London, Conn. 
He has been two years Physician of the Municipal Institutions, three 
of the House of Correction, and since Dr. Warren's decease, he has 
been consulting Physician in the Massachusetts General Hospital. 

lu 1849 he again visited the Continent, leaving his family at home. 
He was gone only seven months, and visited several places of note. 
He was 'in Rome when it was attacked by the French, and quitted 
that city only the day before the siege commenced, of which he wrote 
home a glowing description which was published in the Transcript. 
He journeyed on to Geneva, and was admiring the sublime scenery 
which surrounded that city— the overhanging Alps and the mirror of 
. the blue lake beneath them— when, not dreaming of evil, he took up 
a newspaper from Boston and read the d(^ath c^f his only surviving 
sun, Winslow; this young and promising lad of only ten years, had 
followed the fate of his two infant brothers cut ofif by that ravaging 
disease, the Scarletina. The blow was sudden and heavy to the 
afaicted father, and he hurried homo. 
The next year, 1850, he again embarked for Europe, with his 



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family, consisting of Mrs. Lewis and his three daughters. The 
Doctor is an observing voyageur and took notes of his travels, ex- 
tracts from which would be a rich treat to the reader of dry pedi- 
grees, but they are, as yet, a sealed book. The writer of this has 
never had a glimpse of them, and could only, here and there, get a 
word or hint of his travel's history in a hurried conversation, but he 
has followed him from place to place in imagination, when be spoke 
of classic grounds he had visited. 

Dr. Lewis and his family spent six months in Paris, where he was 
introduced to Louis Napoleon, then President of the Republic, now 
the illustrious Emperor of France. The Duke of Tuscany and his 
lad}', became his intimate friends, and their portraits now adorn his 
librar}'. They also spent some time in England and Scotland, visit- 
ing all the remarkable spots and places sought by strangers, travel- 
ing as far north among the Highlands and lakes as Inverness. They 
also set out on a journey to Italy, the Classic land — the land of beauty 
and poesy, of fallen greatness, and august recollections. Rome with 
its ruins of past grandeur, lying as it were, beneath the magnificent 
dome and structure of St. Peter's — Milan with its palaces and splen- 
did cathedral — Venice with its numerous islands, canals and Bridge 
of Sighs — and Naples with its enchanting bay and picturesque 
scenery, successively became the objects of their admiration. Three 
times, the Doctor said he had ascended Mount Vesuvius; mofe fortun- 
ate than the elder Pliny, of whose death from a sudden eruption of 
the volcano, his nephew the younger Pliny has given in his letters 
a melancholy, but graphic description; and although written eighteen 
centuries ago, the reader feels as though he was present at the scene. 

But the principal inducement of his journey to Italy, and where he 
wished to make a transient home, was Florence, that beautiful city 
with the vale of Aruo on one side, and the Appenines on the other; 
Florence lies encircled by these mountains from whose summit, it is 
said, the Adriatic and Mediterranean seas are visible; through the 
city flows the river Arno on its way some 50 or 60 miles from the 
coast, and watering Pisa, famous for its leaning tower, and univer- 
sity. Florence is the central city of Italy, remote from the Alpine 
snows in the north and the sultry Calabrian heat on the south — a 
truly delicious climate. It has been called the city of churches, 
palaces and bridges; for every house is a palace, from the richness 
and elegance of its structures. Here was the homo of Petrarch, 
Cosmo and Lorenzo de Medici and Michael Angelo; here Boccaccio 
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wish to draw a veil over their licentiousness, while charmed with 
the invariable elegance of the style; and Cardinal Gangauelli, after- 
wards Pope Clement XIV, in one of his letters, which have so much 
holy unction, says of that beautiful place, " there you will admire a 
city, which according to the remark of a Portuguese, shoxdd only be 
shown 011 Sundays." The immortal Dante sung of Florence, when be 
was pouring forth those cantos, which at times touch deep springs 
in the heart beyond any poet that ever lived. Perhaps, it was at 
evening in his melancholy walks among the Appcnincs, near the vale 
of Vallombrosa, so exquisitely described in the Paradise Lost, that, 
looking at the distant towers of Florence, Dante heard the village 
bells and wrote that touching melody, which suggested to Gray the 
first thought of the immortal Elegy in the country churchyard. 

Squilla de lontano 
Clie paja '1 giorno piaiiger clie si muore. — Purg., canto vnr. 
The village bell seemed to mourn the departing d:iy. 

Dr. Lewis and his family returned home in 1853. Uc resumed his 
profession as a matter of choice, for his fortune placed him above de- 
pendence on the severe labors and arduous duties of a physician; 
yet such was his skill and knowledge of surgery, that be could not 
avoid the frequent calls of sufferers from disease or injury who came 
to him far and near; more especially since the death of Dr. John C. 
Warren. But he was much relieved in practice by the growing and 
well deserved reputation of his son-in-law Dr. George H. Gay, to 
whom, Nov. 21, 1855, his oldest daughter Elizabeth Greenough was 
married. One fact in his practice, so well known to his friends, 
ought not to be suppressed. Often, very often, his ciiarges to the 
poor and unfortunate have been light or none at all. To feel for the 
distressed, to administer to the victims of pain and sickness, is the 

? light of the good physician and the glory of a great one. 
On Nov. 3, 1855, his second daughter, Maria Richards, was married 
to Warren Fisher, Jr., merchant of Boston ; the ceremonies were per- 
formed by Rev. Dr. Vinton in St. Paul's Church. And now it would 
seem that the cup of human felicity in this charming family was as 
full as could be expected in this changing world. With an amiable 
and devout partner — ever seeking to help the unfortunate and do 
good to the poor — with his lovely children pleasantly settled around 
him — his home in the mansion where his father lived, on Boylstou 
and Pleasant streets, in which his study with a bay window com- 
manded a picturesque view of the public garden and little lake 



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therein — with a select library where he could pursue his classic 
taste and antiquarian researches, and with a fortune ample for enjoy- 
ment among troops of friends and the claims of charity, his lot 
seemed peculiar and almost enviable ; when, but a few years passed 
away and deep sorrow for a season cast a shadow over the dreams 
of unalloyed felicity, teaching us that we are pilgrims on earth and 
that this world is not our home. 

Seldom has the con)munity experienced a greater shock, or a family 
been called to deeper grief, than by the calamity which occurred at 
Boston, on Wednesday Jan. 5th, 1859, and bereaved her fond parents 
of an affectionate daughter, and a devoted husband of a wife. This 
sad event which was noticed in the Boston papers with much feeling 
and sympathy, came upon them, too, under circumstances sudden and 
uncommon. There had been a violent snow storm, with some rain, 
freezing and a thaw. A fair day followed, and Mrs, Lewis and her 
daughter, Mrs. Fisher, left home about noon, and visited the store of 
Daniels & Co., merchants. Summer street. This store is a lofty stone 
structure in front, with an addition or extension in the rear, one 
story high, and only lighted in the centre by a large skylight. Mrs. 
Fisher stood immediately under it, her mother near by, and they were 
intent on looking at some goods on the counter. Suddenly a noise 
was heard, and an avalanche falling from the roof of the main 
building, lodged directly upon this skylight, crushing the glass and 
frame with its weight, and overwlielming Mrs. Fisher to the ground. 
She was immediately taken up, bleeding profusely, and conveyed to 
her father's house. On examination it was found she was much in- 
jured, having been dangerously cut in vital parts by pieces of glass, 
•which with difficulty were extracted. She suffered great agony, and 
from her delicate situation at the time, sunk under internal injuries 
on Sunday, having survived only four days. The funeral services 
were at St. Paul's Church, where the house was crowded to over- 
flowing, and the Rev. Mr. Bancroft made a brief, but very solemn and 
appropriate address. She was deposited in a tomb under the church, 
and has since been conveyed to Mount Auburn. 

Dr. Lewis' favorite study has been surgery and anatomy, in which 
he is acknowledged to have few superiors, if any in the country. 
To these he united a love of antiquarian researches, and has retained 
his fondness for the Latin classics, the beauties of which seem to 
cling to his memory, as the perfume lingers in the sandal wood in 
every change of condition. Such are the sweet influences of the cul- 
tivation of taste and knowledge in early life; they give a tone to 
3 



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character and a charm to conversation, which neither age not mis- 
fortune can take away. But his great object was his profession, and 
during tlie last 35 years the number of his private pupils have 
exceeded 400. He translated from the French, Gall on the Structure 
and Functions of the Brain, which was published in six volumes, edited 
Paxton^s Anatomy, and also a work of Practical Anatomy. 

He was a representative from Boston to the General court in 
1835, '52 and '53; one of the Common council of the city in 1839- 
on the School committee, 1839, '40, '41, '44, '45, '57 and '58; visitor 
of the U. S. Marine Hospital 1856 to 1862; one of the Overseers of 
Harvard University from 1856 to 1862, and lately re-elected six 
years more; Consulting Physician of the city, 1861; Counsellor of 
the Massachusetts Medical Society; a member of the American Me- 
dical Society of Paris; for three years he was Grand Master of 
Masons in Massachusetts, viz.: in 1855, '56 and '60, and has 
been at the head of several Orders in Masonry, a recapitulation of 
which would sound strange and forthputting to the uninitiated, and 
give no information to those who are. He has for very many years 
been a fervent and active friend to this noble Institution. The reason 
of his becoming a Mason was singular. In the days when the Fra- 
ternity were abused without mercy and persecuted to the utmost, he 
saw an advertisement in a paper of one of the furious Anti-Masons, 
Avery Allyn — a name now almost forgotten — that on a certain day, 
in 1829, he would deliver a lecture, showing up the weakness and 
hypocrisy of Freemasonry, and its dangerous tendency. The Doctor 
was led by curiosity to go and hear him; and the very sophisms 
this arch-enemy of the Brotherhood used, and the abuse he heaped 
upon many of them, who were men without fear and without re- 
proach, made him a convert on the other side, and he became a Ma- 
son in Columbian Lodge, then under the government of Joshua B. 
Flint, M. D., since G. M. of the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts. 

The last honor he has received was an unanimous choice as Pre- 
sident of the New England Historic-Genealogical Society in 1861- 
an office he still retains; and long may he be spared to preside 
over us. It would be ungrateful in ourselves and injustice to him 
not to mention the liberal and valuable donations he has made to the 
Society — several hundred volumes, and some of them very rare and 
costly. He has also made to the library of Harvard University 
several donations of ancient works, many of them the result of his 
purchase abroad. 

But I must pause and let this brief memoir of Dr. Lewis come to 



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an end; truly lamenting that the account must necessarily bte mea- 
gre and imperfect; for he was absent under the call of the U. S. go- 
vernment, devoting his professional skill to an examination of all 
the hospitals of New York and vicinity, where many of our sick 
and wounded soldiers were sent; and of course I have depended on 
other sources for information, and received not much help from him, 
touching his travels; yet from a long acquaintance, and the unbrok- 
en friendship of many years not only with him, but his excellent 
father, it gives me unfeigned pleasure to ofler this tribute of affection 
and respect. 
" Dissolvi me, otiosua operam ut tibi darem." — Ttrentt. 



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GENEALOGY OF THE WINSLOW FAMILY. 

I, L Edward and Magdalen Winslow of Droitwich, Worcester- 
sliire, Eng.,! had five sons aud three daughters. The sons all came 
to this country. 

II, The children were: (2) Edward, + b. Oct. 19, 1594 (some say 
1595— see Dr. Savage's Gen. Did., vol. iv, p. 598); m. May 16, 1618, 
Elizabeth Barker, who d. at Plymouth, March 24, 1621, and he m. 
again May 12, Susanna, widow of William White, the first bride 
in the colony: Tantce molis erat Romanam condere gentem ; he was 
Governor 1633; he d. May 8, 1655, a. 59; she d. October 1, 1680. (3) 
John; + b. April, 1591; came outin the Fortune, November, 1621; m. 
Mary, dau. of James Chilton; removed to Boston as a merchant 1655, 
and d. there 1674, a. 18. (4) Eleanor, b. April, 1598. (5) Kenelm, + 
b. 1599; m. Ellen, widow of John Adams, 1634; d. at Salem, 1612; 
Ellen d. 1681, a. 83. (6) Gilbert, b. October, 1600; came out with 
Edward in the Mayflower, went back to England, and d. in Portsmouth, 
before 1660. (1) Elizabeth, b. 8 March, 1601. (8) Magdalen, b. Dec. 
26, 1604. (9) Josiah, b. 11 Feb. 1605-6; came out with Kenelm; m. 
Margaret, dau. of Thomas Bourn; settled in Marshfield on north 
bank of Green river; was representative to General Court at Ply- 
mouth in 1643; town clerk more than 30 years; d. 1614; his widow 
d. 1683. 

III, 2. Children op Gov. Edw. Winslow: (10) Edward, and (11) 
John; both d. early. (12) Josiah, + b. in 1629; m. Penelope, dau. of 
Herbert Pelham, Esq., 1651; governor from 1613 to 1680, when he d. 
at his seat at Careswell, Marshfield; his widow d. 1 Dec, 1103. (13) 
Elizabeth; m. 1st John (or Gilbert) Brooke; 2d in 1669, Capt. George 
Curwin of Salem. 

Ill, 3. Children of John: (14) John, who m. Elizabeth, and then 
Judith; d. 1683. (15) Susannah, who m. Rob. Latham about 1649; 



1 Mr. William S. Appleton of Boston, who is a descendant of the first John Wins- 
low in this country, of tlie seventh generation, informs me that during his recent 
visit to England, he saw at the Registry of Probate of Worcester in September 
last, the will of " Kenelme Winslowe," of the parish of St. Andrews, Worcester, 
dated April 14, 1607, proved Nov. 9, 1607. He was evidently old, as his name is 
written in a weak and trembling hand. He appoints his wife Katheriue sole exe- 
cutrix, aud speaks of his children and grand children. He was a yeoman. Droit- 
wich from which the New England Winslows emigrated is about 8 miles from Wor- 
cester, aud it is probable that the above Kenelm Winslow was a relative, and possi- 
bly the grandfather of Gov. Edward Winslow and his brothers. 



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d. before 1683. (16) Mary, b. 1630; m. Edward Gray 1650-1; d. 
1663. (17) Sarah, m. 1st, Miles Standish, jr., 1660; 2d, Tobias 
Paine, 1665; 3d, Richard Middlecott, and d. 1726. (18) Edward,+ 
b. 1634; m. Sarah Hilton, and 2d, Elizabeth Hutchinson, gv. dau. 
of celebrated Anne Hutchinson; d. 1G82. {19) Joseph ; m. Sarah; d. 

1679. (20) Samuel, b. 1641; m. Hannah, dau. of Walter Briggs; d. 

1680. (21) Isaac, b. 1644; m. Mary Nowell 1666; d. 1670; and (22) 
Benjamin, b. 1653; d. 1673-1676; probably never m. {Mercy who ni, 
Arthur Harris, and Ann who m. Le Blond of Boston, are mentioned 
also among 11 children in Moore's Memoirs of American Governors, p, 
133.) 

III, 5. Children of Kenelm: (23) Kenelm, b. 1635; removed to 
Harwich, Cape Cod. (24) Ellen, b. 1637; m. Samuel Baker, 1656. (25) 
Nathaniel + b. 1639; m. Faith, dau. of Rev. John Miller, 3 August, 1664 ; 
lived in Marshfield; commanded sloop Mayflower in 1667; been re- 
presentative to general court, 1689; d. as in epitaph, on Burying Hill, 
MarshBeld, 1 December, 1719, in his 81st year; Faith, his widow, d. 
Nov. 9, 1729, in her 85th year. (26) Job, b. 1641; removed to Swan- 
sey. 

IV, 12. Children of Gov. Josiah Winslow: (27) Elizabeth, b. 
April 8, 1664; m. Stephen Burton. (28) Edward, b. May 14, 1667; 
d. young. (29) Isaac, + b. 1670; m. Sarah dau. of John Hens- 
ley July 11, 1700, a descendant of Gov. Thomas Prence; he was a 
distinguished military character, several years chief justice of court 
common pleas, for 20 years was president of his majesty's council 
for Massachusetts Bay, and was judge of probate; in his person tall 
and of noble aspect; in his deportment greatly beloved. He d. Dec. 6, 
1738, in his 68th year; and his widow d. Dec. 16, 1753, a. 80. 

IV, 18. Children of Edward: (30) Edward, b. 1669; m. Hannah 
dau. of Rev. Joshua Moody of Ist church, Boston, who fought against 
the witch Maria, for which he lost his place; Edward was a goldsmith, 
colonel of a regiment, and sheriff of Suffolk, he had 9 sous and 2 dau., 
the eldest Joshua and youngest Isaac were principal merchants in 
Boston, 1730 to 1768; 2, William and Samuel, d. at seige of Louis- 
burgh in 1745; his youngest dau. Elizabeth m. Richard Clark, mer- 
chant, Boston, whose dau. m. the celebrated painter, John S. Copley, 
father of Lord Lyndhurst and of the widow of Gardiner Greene, 
late of Boston, merchant; and Joshua, grandson of Edward m. 
Elizabeth Savage, and his brother Isaac m. Lucy, dau. of Brig. 
Gen. Waldo, and Edward, great grandson of Edward, was rector of 



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Quincy church, 1*164 to ItH, moved to N. York and there d. Oct. 31, 
1780, a. 59. 

IV, 25. Children of Nathaniel: (31) Faitk, b. June 19, 1665; 
(32) Nathaniel, b. 1661; ra. Lydia Snow. (82 a) James, b. 16 Au- 
gust, 1669. (33) GUbert, b. 11 July, 1673; m. Mercy Snow, sister 
of Lydia. (34) Kenelm, + b. Sept. 22, 1675; m. Abigail Water- 
man, dau. of Joseph and Sarah Waterman (Joseph Waterman 
was son of Robert Waterman and Elizabeth Bourne, dau. of Thomas 
and Elizabeth Bourne, early settlers in Marshfield; Sarah, wife of 
Joseph, was it is believed from circumstances, dau. of Anthony Snow 
and Abigail Warren, who came out in the Mayflower.) He d. June 
1, 1757, a. 82, and his wife Aug. 18, 1729, a. 47. (35) Eleanor, b. 1677, 
m. July 2, 1699, John Jones. (36) Josiah, b. May 21, 1681; d. May, 
1682. (37) Josiah, b. Jan. 13, 1683, was captain of the militia and a 
representative, at the time Gov. Andros was deposed in 1689; d. 
Dec. 1, 1709, in 7l8t year. 

V, 29. Children of Isaac Winslow : (38) Josiah, b, July 27, 1701, 
grad. H. U., 1721, killed by French and Indians at St. George's river, 
Maine, May, 1, 1724. Capt. Winslow fell intrepidly in an ambush, sur- 
rounded by 30 canoes of the savages. (39) John, -f- b. May 27, 1702, m. 
Mary Little, Feb. 16, 1726, succeeded to the Careswell estate; was 
colonel in the expedition to Nova Scotia, 1755, commander-in-chief at 
Fort William Henry on Lake Erie, 1756. Gen. Winslow has been 
blamed for the cruel removal of the Acadiaus in 1755, the foundation 
of Evangeline by our great American poet; 7000 were victims of 
this barbarity. He probably acted under orders emanating from 
"Reasons of State," for Gen. Winslow was eminently a kind-hearted, 
generous man. He m. a 2d time, viz: the widow Johnson; d. at Hing- 
bam, April 17, 1774, a. 72. (40) Penelope, b. Dec. 21, 1704; m. James 
Warren, Jan. 30, 1724. (41) Elizabeth, b. Dec. 13, 1707; m. Benjamin 
Marston of Salem, Nov. 20, 1729; their dau. Patience m. Ellhinah 
Watson, whose son Marston m. Lucy Lee and was father of Rev. John 
Lee Watson, D. D., of Boston, chaplain at the Navy Yard, Charles- 
town. (42) Anna, b. Jan. 29, 1709; d. at Boston, 1723. (43) Edward, 
b. June 7, 1714; grad. at H. U. 1736; m. Mrs. Hannah Dyer; in the 
Revolution fled as a loyalist to Halifax, where he d. 1784, a. 70; for 
several years he had been Register of Probate. 

V, 34. Children of Kenelm and Abigail Winslow: (44) Sarah, b. 
Dec. 3, 1704; who probably m. Tobias Paine of Boston, Oct. 14, 1728. 
(45) Nathaniel, b. April, 1709; drowned in North river. May 24, 1734, 



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a. 25. (46) Abigail, + b. June 25, 1112; m. Rev. Isaiah Lewis of'Hing- 
ham (see p. T, Register for Jan. 1863), June 25, 1730; d. x\pril 13, 1176, 

a. 64. (47) Faith, b. Feb. 2, 1716. (48) Kenelm, b. Nov. 5, 1717; m. 
Abigail Bourne of Barnstable; d. Aug. 13, 1780, a. 63; and his wife 
d. June 21, 1761, a. 32; (his son Kenelm was the last resident on 
the family estate and is said to have removed to Kennebec, Maine, 
and died there). (49) Eleanor, b. June 17, 1718; d. April 12, 1719. 
(50) Joseph, b. Oct. 1724; removed to Boston as a merchant, failed 
and involved his brother Kenelm, so that the ancestral estate was 
lost. 

VI, 39. Childrenof John Winslow: (51) Pelham, b, June 8, 1737; 
grad. at Harv. Univ., 1753, attorney at law; m. Joanna White; was a 
loyalist in the Revolution, was a major in the British army at Long 
Island in 1776, where he d. His widow returned to Plymouth and 
d. there 1829, a. 84. (52) Isaac, + b. April 7, 1739; m. 1st, Elizabeth 
Stockbridge; 2d, Fanny Gay. 

VII, 52. Children of Dr. Isaac Winslow: (53) Elizabeth, b. Nov. 

14, 1769; m. Kilburn Whitman, June 5, 1788. (54) Ruth Stockbridge, 

b. Dec. 17, 1771; m. 1st, Josiah Shaw, March 23, 1793; m. 2d, Thomas 
Dingley, March 12, 1801. (55) John, + b. at Marshfield, July, 17, 1774; 
m. Susan Ball of Northboro, 1800; was an eminent lawyer; and d. at 
Natchez, Miss., Aug. 24, 1822. (56) Sarah,\i. Aug. 14, 1775; m. Eben- 
ezer Clapp, who was b. 1779, grad. at H. U. 1799, and settled 
in Bath, Maine; representative in General Court of Mass., 1813, and for 
several years judge of Court of Sessions; and d. Jan. 28, 1857. (57) 
Isaac, b. April 12, 1777; and d. 1778. 

VIII, 55. Children of John and Susan Winslow: (58) John, b. at 
Northborough, June 28, 1801; d. at St. Peters, W. I, August, 1825. 

(59) Elizabeth Stockbridge, b. at Bath, Maine, Feb, 27, 1803; m. Rev. 
Seneca White in 1826; who grad. at Dartmouth College 1818, and 
was settled in the ministry at Bath 1823, and at Wiscasset in 1831. 

(60) Frances Gay, b. at Duxbury, March 13, 1805. (61) Penelope Pel- 
ham, b. at Duxburj', April 9, 1807; m. George W. Nichols, Esq., now 
of Boston, and formerly clerk of the courts, Wiscasset, Maine, Oct. 

15, 1838. (62) Pelham, b. at Duxbury, Feb. 9, 1809; d. at Boston, 
Aug. 19, 1832. (63) Isaac, + b, at Hanover, Feb. 22, 1813; mev- 
chant of Boston; m. AbbyFrothingham Gay, March 2, 1848, and with 
his son Edward Gay, b. Jan. 6, 1849, are now the only lineal male 
descendants of Gov. Edward Winslow, (64) Edward, b. at Hano- 
ver, Dec, 1815; d. June 22, 1816. (65) Edward Josiah, b. at Marsh- 
field, Oct. 17, 1822; d. there March 17, 1824. 



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GENEALOGY OF THE LEWIS FAMILY. 

I. George Lewis came out here before 1633 from East Greenwich in 
Kent, Eug. ; m. Sarah Jenkins of that country, sister of Edward Jen- 
kins, clothier; who afterwards emigrated to Plymouth. Mr. Lewis 
was dismissed from the Plymouth Church in 1634, and joined the 
church in Scituate, as appears by the church records, Sept. 20, 16S5, 
where he had lands; he was enrolled in the list of freemen at New Ply- 
mouth, March T, 1636, and removed to Scituate, where with certain 
freemen in 1637 he petitioned the court for more land, his allotment 
being insufficient for his support, and the petition was granted. From 
thence he removed to Barnstable in 1640, where he resided till his 
death, which in Farmer's Genealogical Register, p. ITS, is stated to 
have been March 26, 1676, when "he was killed by the Indians at 
Blackstone farm; " but this is an error, as the date applies to his son; 
for he died in 1663, as his will was presented for probate at Barn- 
stable, March 3, 1662-3. See N. E. His. and Gen. Register, vol. vi, p. 
185; also Savage's Geneal. Dictionary. 

II, 1. Children of George Lewis: (2) Mary, b. about 1623, m. John 
Bryant of Scituate, Nov. 14, 1643, d. 1656. They had seven children. 

(3) Thomas, + b. in England; m. Mary Davis, June 15, 1653; was one 
of the first settlers of Swansey, and selectman there; twice m. 

(4) George, -f b. in England; m. Mary, dau. of Barnard Lombard 
of Scituate, December, 1654; d. March 20, 1710. (5) James, + b. - 
1631 in Scituate; m. Sarah Lane Oct. 31, 1655, dau. of George Lane 
of Hinghara; was admitted freeman in 1658; was selectman of Barn- 
stable, 1660, 1679 and 1681 {Plymouth Col. Records), and from his 
military rank was called in the Records, Lieut. Lewis. There waa 

^ " Select Court " in each town, and he was appointed one of the three 
justices for Barnstable; d. Oct. 4, 1713, a. 82. (6) John, b. at Scituate 

Oct. 29, 1637; m. Margaret . In the year 1676, the time of that 

bloody and destructive war with the Indians under King Philip, he 
was in the battle called " Pierce's fight," which took place in Rehobothf? ^. 
near Mount Hope, the residence of that celebrated Sachem. Capt. 
Michael Pierce of Scituate commanded the brave band, consisting of 
63 English and 20 Cape Cod Indians. They were decoyed by the 
wily foe into an ambush, surrounded by 500 Indians, and after fight- 
ing heroically were nearly all slain, save only 8 English and 10 
Indian allies, who escaped. John Lewis was slain in this battle, 
which took place on the sabbath day, March 26, 1670, in his 39th 



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year; lie had only one son, b. July, 1638. (1) Ephraim, b. at'Barn- v; 
stable, July 23, 1641, and bap. 25th. In Dr. Stiles' copy of Records 
of Churches of Scituate and Barnstable is the following: " 28 Good- 
man Lewis, Sr., joined September 20, 1635," and again, "Ephraim 
son of George Lewis, July 25, 1644." (See N. E. His. and Gen. 
Register, vol. ix, p. 282. P. S. This is named because Ephraim and 
Edward were supposed by Mr. Drake to be the same person.) The 
will of George Lewis, exhibited Mar. 3, 1663, at Barnstable, speaks 
of both. {Reg., vol. vi, p. 185.) (8) Sarah, b. Feb. 2, 1643; m. Dec. ' 
26, 1663, 1st James Cobb and 2d Jonathan Sparrow, Nov 23, 1698. 

(9) Nathaniel, + b. 1645; m. ; removed to Swansey, where he ' 

had a son Nathaniel, 1673; he d. Oct. 1?, 1683. (10) Joseph,-^ b. ^ 
1647; m. Mary Jones; removed to Swansey, and was killed by the 
Indians in the war, June, 1674 or 1675 (Deane's Hist, of Scituate, 
p. 303); he left two children. (11) Edward, va. Hannah Cobb, May i 

9th, 1661. S02743U 

III. 3. Children of Thomas: (12) James, b. ilar. 31, 1654. (13) 
Thomas, b. July 15, 1656. (14) Mary, b. Nov. 2, 1659. (15) Samuel, 
b. May 14, 1662, who d. early. And by second wife: (16) Samuel, b. 
April 23, 1673. (17) Hepzibah, h. Nov. 15, 1674. 

III. 4. Children of George: (18) George, b. Sep., 1655. (19) 3Iary, 
b. May 9, 1657. (20) Sarah, b. Jan. 12, 1660. (21) Hannah, b. 
July, 1662; d. 5 y. old. (22) Melatiah, b. 1664. (23) Bathsheha, b. 
Oct. 1667. (24) Jabez, b. June 10, 1670. (25) Benjamin, b. Nov. 22 
1671. (26) Jonathan, b. July 25, 1674. (27) John, b. Dec. 1, 1676. 
(28) Nathan, July 26, 1678. 

Ill, 5. Children of James: (29) John, + b. Oct. 29, 1656, bap. by 
Mr. Hobart; he settled in Hinghara; m. Hannah dau. of Daniel 
Lincoln, Nov. 17, 1682. In the Register, vol. v, p. 263, there is a cer- 
tiOcate signed by 60 or 70 of the first citizens of Hingham, and the 
Rev. Nathan Hall and wife, Feb. 7, 1708-9, testifying to the good 
character of the widow Mahitable Warren of Plymouth, " a woman 
of great affliction by reason of many distempers of body," unjustly 
accused of witchcraft. John and Hannah were among these signers. 
John d. Oct. 30, 1715; Hannah d. Nov. 5, 1715. (30) Samuel, b. 
April 10, 1659. (31) Sarah, b. Mar. 4 1661; m. 1st, Thomas Lincoln, 
Jan. 6 1685; m. 2d Robert Waterman. (32) James, b. June 3, 1664. 
(33) Susannah. (34) Ebtntzer (Farmer's Register said, p. 178, there 
were 10 children); d. Oct. 4, 1713, in 82d year."^* ^> f<%*'«f»- -i-A^ii*-. 

III. 9. Children of Nathaniel: (35) Nathaniel, b. 1673; d. Oct. 13,**<»' 
1673. ^*- 

IIL 10. Children of Joseph: (36) Joseph, + b. Jan. 6, 1672; m.^**f 



26 Brief Memoir of Dr. Winslow Leiois. 

Sarah Marsh, dau. of Thomas Marsh of Hing-ham, Feb. 3, K02-3, 
and resided at Hingham. (31) Sybill, h. 1674. The Hon. James 
Lewis of Pepperell, Mass., came from this family. 

IV, 29. Children of John Lewis: (38) John, b. Oct. 16, 1683. (39) 
Daniel, b. Sep. 29, 1685; grad. at H. U., 1707, taught grammar school 
iu Hingham, until 1712, then settled in the ministry at Pembroke. 
Rev. Daniel Lewis d. June 29, 1753. (Since the above was written 
the following has been obtained: Rev. Daniel Lewis^ m. Elizabeth 
Hawkes of Hingham; theironly son Daniel'^ ra. Sarah dau. of ElishaBis- 
bee of Hingham, commonly called the "honest lawyer;" their second 
son William" m. Christiana White'' of Marshfield, Feb. 14, 1773, 
lineal descendant of William and Susannah White, who came out in 
the May Flower; their son William' m. Welthea Sampson, Nov. 4, 
1801; and their sou Benjamin^ m. Nancy Frost March 2, 1834, and 
now resides in South Boston; they have children.) (40) Hannah,]:). 
Jan. 10, 1687-8. (41) Sarah, b. July 12, 1690. (42) S:csan7ia, b. 
Jan. 5, 1692-3; d. Feb. 26, 1692-3. (43) Rachel, b. June 19, 1694. 
(44) Susa7ina, b. Dec. 9, 1697. (45) Mary, b. June 2, 1700. (46) 
Rev. Isaiah Lewis, + b. June 10, 1703, grad. H. U.; m. Abigail, dau. 
of Kenelm and Abigail Winslow, June 25, 1730, and d. Oct. 3, 1786, 
a, 83. See ante Jan. No. p. 7. 

IV, 36. Children op Joseph: (47) Joseph, b. Dec. 1, 1705; grad. at 
H. U. 1725; was a merchant in Boston; removed to Hingham where he 
was a teacher for several years; d. Jan. 14, 1786. (48) Thomas, h. Sept. 
30, 1707; grad. at H. U. 1728; studied divinity; m. Mary Lawson, 
1736; preached occasionally; d. April 4, 178^. (There was also James 
Lewis, son of Joseph, b. Sept. 9, 1702; grad. at H. U. 1731, and 
taught school iu MarshQeld, where he died; but there is much uncer- 
tainty whether he is a brother of this Joseph, and I do not number 
him. See Lincoln's History of Hingham, p. 120.) 

V, 46. Children of Rev. Isaiah Lewis: (49) Hannah, h. Sept. 1731, 
at Wellfleet; m. Rev. Joseph Green, whose son Isaiah Lewis Green, 
grad. at H. U. 1781, was member of Congress iu 1805 to 1809, and 
again 1811 to 1813, afterwards collector of port of Barnstable. (50) 
Winsloio Lewis, + b. at Wellfleet, July 3, 1738, sea captain, m. Mary 
dau. of Willard Knowles, Sept. 12, 1765; he resided at Easthara, was 
one of the selectmen of Wellfleet in 1777, d. July, 1801, a. 63. His 
wife d. Jan. 31, 1807, and was buried in Copp's Hill cemetery, Bos- 
ton. 

VI, 50. Children OF Winslow Lewis: (51) ^lizo-azY, b. June 22, 1766; 
d. June, 30, 1767. (52) Abigail, + b. Oct. 26, 1768, ra. Samuel Austin 



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of Charlestown, clerk in the Secretary of State's office many yearsj d. 
June 26, 1812, a. 43, buried at Copp's hill. (53) Winslow Lewis, + 
born iMay 11, 1770, m. 1st. Elizabeth Greenough, Nov. 7, 1793, who 
d. Jan. 11, 1842; 2d, m. Martha S. Hurlburt; he d. May 20, 1850, a. 
80. See Jan. No. p. 8. (54) Mary,+h. Sept. 8, 1772; m. Daniel Woods 
of Marlborough, Mass.; d. Dec. 24, 1834, a. 62. (55) Ho.nnah, + b. 
June 17, 1774, m. John W. Brigham of Marlborough; d. May 7, 1801, 

a. 26. (56) Isaiah + b. June 14, 1776, m. Harriet Oox, 1 Dec. 1805, 
shed. 9 Feb. 1861, a. 77; he d. at sea April 20, 1822, a. 45. {51) Nancy, 

b. May 7, 1778; m. John S. H. Cox of Reading; d. Dec. 10, 1803, a. 25. 
(58) Joseph Warren, + b. Sept, 20, 1784; m. Nancy Lane; d. May 11, 

1844, a. 59. (59) Asa Packard, + b. July 27, 1786; m. Catharine 
Canuel Nov. 8, 1807; he was lost in English channel 1812; and she 
d. July 13, 1856. (60) Sally Greenough, b. May 17, 1789; d. July 7, 

1845, a. 56. (61) Henry, + b. July 22, 1792; ra. Sophia, dau. Simeon 
Draper of Brookfield, where he d. Sept. 9, 1860, a. 68. 

VII, 52. Children of Abigail and Samuel Austin. (62) Samuel, b. 
Nov. 26, 1791; d. Sept. 15, 1858, a. 66. (63) William, b. Aug. 29, 
1793, bap. by Rev. J. Lathrop; d. May 13, 1797. (64) John, b. June 
7, 1795, bap. by Rev. Jed. Morse; d. March 7, 1850. (65) Abigail 
Lewis b. Oct. 2, 1797 ; d. Sept. 19, 1800. (66) William, b. Nov. 27, 1799; 
m. Ellen A. Chase, Cape of Good Hope. (67) Abigail, b. at Ports- 
mouth July 16, 1801; d. Nov. 11, 1801. (68) Edicard, b. at Ports- 
mouth, Jan. 17, 1803; bap. by Rev. Joseph Buckminster. (69) 
Leiois, b. at Portsmouth March 30, 1805; bap. by Mr. Buckminster; 
d. at sea. (70) Charles, b. at Boston, May 28, 1806; bap. by Rev. 
Charles Lowell; d. at sea. (71) Emmelint, b. at Boston, Nov. 27, 
1808; bap. by Dr. Lowell; m. by same, to William Wadsworth of 
Genesee, N. Y., since deceased. 

VII, 53. Children OF Winslow Lewis, grandson of Rev. Isaiah Lewis: 
(72) Winslow Lewis, M. D.,+ b. July 8, 1799, at Boston; m. Emmeline 
dau. of Benjamin Richards, Esq., of New London, Conn., Feb. 22, 
1828, by Rev. Bethel Judd. (73) Frederic, b. July 31,1801, at Boston; 
d. May 4, 1827, a. 25, bur. in South Cemetery, Boston. (74) Gustavus, 
b. at Boston Nov. 17, 1803; d. Dec. 16, 1822, a. 19, bur. South Ceme- 
tery. (75) Ann Elizabeth, b. Aug. 1, 1805; d. Oct.' 27, 1805. (76) 
Betsey Greenough, b. Aug. 19, 1806, at Boston; d. Oct. 17, 1807. (77) 
Julia Ann, b. May 29, 1808; d. Oct. 6, 1809. 

VII, 54. Children of Mary and Daniel Woods: (78) Mary Ca- 
roline, b. June 21, 1805, at Boston. (79) Daniel Waldo, b. May 19, 
1807; d. March 15, 1857; murd. a. 49. (80) Helen Louisa, b. Aug. 
18, 1809; m. Wm. Montgomery, May 18, 1834. (81) Abigail Austin, 



28 Brief Memoir of Dr. Winslow Lewis. 

b. June 8, 1811. (82) Alpheus Winslow, b. April 16, 1814. One more 
son who d. immediately after birth. 

VII, 55. Children of Hannah and John W. Brigham: (83) Mary 
Ann. (84) Hannah. (85) John Winsloxo, and (85 a) Helen. 

VII, 56. Children of Isaiah Lewis: (86) Susanna Hickling, b. Aug. 
24, 1806; m. Joseph Willard, Esq., son of the late Pres. Joseph 
Willardof Harv. Univ., Feb. 24,1830; Mr. Willard grad. at Harv. 
Univ. 1816, studied law in office of Hon. Charles H. Atherton of Am- 
herst, N. H., and at the Cambridge Law School, practised law ten 
years at Lancaster, Mass., was clerk of C. C. P. 1840, and is now 
clerk of the Superior Court. (87) Isaiah Wm. Penn, b. June 15, 1808; 
m. Ellen Doane of Boston, Oct. 1840; d. Oct. 18, 1855, a. 41; bur. at 
Mt. Auburn. Mr. Lewis was a topographical engineer, and it was 
not his uncle Winslow Lewis — (see Memoir of Dr. W. Lewis, p. 
9) — who introduced "the present mode of illumination in our Ame- 
rican light houses," but Isaiah W. P. Lewis. For he went to France 
on this account, spent two years there, became intimate with Fres- 
nel, the originator of this great improvement, and after much news- 
paper discussion, opposition in high places, and frequent discourage- 
ment, succeeded in introducing it in this country about 1844; since 
which it has become not only popular, but very general. 

VII, 58. Children of Joseph Warren Lewis: (88) Joseph Henry, b. at 
Boston, Feb. 1, 1809; d. Dec. 10, 1813, a. 5 years. (89) Julia Ann, 
b. March 20, 1811; m. Ch. Fred. Herreshoff of Providence, May 20, 

1833, by Rev. J. Motte. (90) Caroline Louisa, b. Feb. 18, 1813. 
(91) Elizabeth Greenough, b. Nov. 25, 1814. (92) Mary Winslow, b. 
March 25, 1811. 

VII, 59. Children OF Asa Packard Lewis: (93) H^zHs/ot^, b. April23, 
1809 at Boston; d. Sept. 26, 1814, at Medford. 

VII, 61. Children OF Henry Lewis: {^^) Henry Augustus, h. 3 \x\iQ'i%, 
1818; d. Nov. 1819. (95) Sophia Augusta, b. June 27, 1821; d. Sept.' 
1822. (96) Joseph Warren, b. June 7, 1823; m. Ann Kidder of Bos- 
ton, Nov. 9, 1848. (97) Henry, b. Dec. 21, 1824; m. Fanny H. Wil- 
son, Sept. 4, 1849. (98) Mary Draper, b. Feb. 28, 1826; m. Charles 
Brewster, Dec. 27, 1854. (99) Walter Herron, b. Nov. 5, 1828; m. 
Arabella Dash of New York. (100) Sophia, b. July, 1830, at Brook- 
lyn, N. Y.; d. at Boston, Aug., 1822. (101) Sarah Ann, b. Sept. 10, 

1834, at Brooklyn, N. Y. (102) William Draper, b. Brooklyn, April 
6, 1839. 

VIII, 72. Children of Winslow Lewis, M. D.: (103) Winslow Lewis, 
b. Jan. 4, 1829; d. June 8, 1831, of Scarlatina. (104) Elizabeth Green- 
ough,+h. Dec. 1, 1831; m. George H. Gay, M. D., Nov. 21, 1855. (105 ) 



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Maria Richards, b. April 20, 1834; m. Warren Fisber, Jr., merchant, 
Boston, Nov. 3, 1855; d. Jan. 9, 1859, a. 24 y. 8 m. 20 d. (106) 
Frederic Winslow, b. Jan. 25, 1836; d. of Scarlatina, June 4, 1839. 
(107) James (name by Legislature altered to Winslow 3d), b. Feb. 
25, 1839; d. of Scarlatina, May, 25, 1849; a. 10 years. (108) Erne- 
line, b. April 18, 1841; m. Arthur Cheney, merchant of Boston, Oct. 
29, 1860, in Trinity Church by Rev. Dr. Nicholson. 

VIII, 86. Children of Joseph and Susanna H. Willard: (109) Maj. 
Sidney Willard, b. Feb. 3, 1831; grad. at H. U., 1852; d. gloriously in 
the attack on Fredericksburgh, Dec. 13, 1862; his remains were 
brought home to Boston, and after public obsequies at the West 
church, largely attended, they were conveyed to Mount Auburn, 
(110) Theodora, b. Jan. 1, 1833. (Ill) Joseph, b. Dec. 6, 1834. 
(112) Robert, b. Dec. 8, 1838. (113) Susanna, b. Aug. 6, 1843; d. 
Aug. 14, 1845. (114) Susannah, b. March 14, 1845. (115) Richard 
Kenelm, b. May 14, 1852; d. Feb. 1, 1855. (Major Willard was killed 
while acting as colonel of the 35th Massachusetts regiment, in lead- 
ing his troops over the river Rappahannock; much lamented, re- 
spected and beloved by all who knew him, of unblemished character, 
celebrated as a gymnast, pedestrian and oarsman, a man of fine 
taste and genius and of thorough and extensive culture. His gem 
of a Night in a Wherry, which appeared in the Atlantic Monthly, Oct., 
1861, reminds us of De Foe's peculiar power of narrative. Such a 
loss is one of the calamities of this execrable, internecine war into 
which we have been driven. Could the spirit of that scholar, who 
once presided over the Academic Halls of Cambridge, look down 
from his happy seat, as Anchises did in the Elysian plains, would 
he not exclaim, if his grandson could but have lived ? 
" Tu Marcellus eris. Manibus date lilia plenis; 
Purpureos spargam flores, animamque nepotis 
His saltern accumulem doBis." — ^n., book vi.) 

IX, 104. Children of Dr. George H. Gay: (116) Frederic Lewis, b. 
Oct. 28, 185*1; christened by Rev. Alexander H. Vinton, D. D., at St. 
Paul's church on Fast Day, 1857. (117) George Henry, b. March 20, 
1861; christened Jan., 1862, by Rev. Caleb D. Bradlee. 



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GENEALOGY OP THE GREENOUGH FAMILY. 

I, William Greenough, + born in England, 1639, sea captain; m. 
Ruth, dau. of Thomas Swift of Dorchester, Mass., the 10th day of Oct., 
1660, by whom he had 6 children; and m. 2d, Elizabeth Rainsford, by 
whom he had 5; he d. Aug. 6, 1693, a. 53 years, and was buried at 
Copp's Hill cemetery; the gravestones are still traceable near the 
centre of the ground. 

II, 1. Children of William Greenough: (2) Mary, b,. Nov. 28, 
1662; m'.—— Stone. (3) An7ia, b. May 23, 1665. (4) Luke, b. Feb. 10, 

1667; ra. Abigail . (5) Williamfh. Feb. 20, 1670; m. Elizabeth 

Mather. (6) John) + b. Feb. 17, 1672; m. Elizabeth . (7) Samuel, 

,b. Aug. 31, 1676. (8) Consider, b. March 7, 1677. (9) Newman, b. April 
2, 1681. (10) Edward, b. July 8, 1684; m. Rebecca Haggett, Sept. 
10, 1703. (11) Elizabeth, b. June 8, 1686. (12) Anne, b. May 6, 1688. 

III, 6. Children of John Greenough: (13) Mary, b, Aug. 15, 1696; 
"m. Bridge. (14) John, b. July 17, 1699; ra. Sarah. (15) William, 

b. July 5, 1701. (16) £/izaJe/A,b. July7, 17.03. {\1) Abigail, h. Aug. 
"8, 1705. (18) Newman, b. May 6, 1708; m. Elizabeth Mountfort, Sept. 
6, 1730. (19) Dea. Thomas, + b. May 6, 1710; m. Ist, Martha Clark, 
dau. of William Clark, an eminent merchant of Boston; 2d, m. on the 
24th May, 1750, Sarah Stoddard; he d. Aug. 16, 1785, a. 75; buried at 
Copp's Hill; she d. March, 1778. (20) Jerusha, b. Dec. 28, 1711; m. 
John Baker, Nov. 21, 1728. (21) Samuel, b. June 26, 1714. 

IV, 19. Children of Dea. Thomas Greenough: (22) Sarah, b, at 
Boston, Aug. 26, 1735; m. Alexander Edwards. (23) Martha,]:). Dec. 
12, 1736; m. Capt. Stone of old York. (24) Thomas, jr. + of Boston, 
b. May 8, 1738, mathematical instrument maker; ra. Ann Hobby, Jan. 
20', 1761; d. at Westford, Aug. 11, 1775. (25) William, b. May 9, 
1740; d. young. (26) John, + b. April 4, 1742; grad. Y. C. 1759; m. 
Mehitable Dillingham of Harwich, Oct. 16, 1766; lived af .v'ellfleet; 
d. July, 1781; she d. Aug. 25, 1798, a. 51. (27) William, b. Dec. 19, 
1743;d. young. (28) E/izaie//^, ra. Eleazer Brooks, May 27, 1777. (29) 
Mary, m. John Savage. (30) Jerusha, ra. Lepear Crafts. (31) David 
Stoddard, + b. July 31, 1752; m. widow Ann Doane, May 11, 1784, 
whose maiden name was Ann Hough; he d. Aug. 26,1826; she d. 
July 9, 1849. (32) William, + b. June 29, 1756; grad. Y. C. 1774; 
settled as minister at Newton; ra. 1st, Abigail Badger, June 1, 1785; 
2d, m Lydia Haskins, May 22, 1798; d. Nov. 7, 1831 at Newton, a. 
75. (33) Chauncy, b. March 25, 1760. 



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V, 24. Children of Thomas Greenough, Jr.: (34) Rachel, + b. in Bos- 
ton, 1763; m. Jonas Brooks, son of Joshua Brooks, a farmer of Lin- 
coln, Mass., March 6, 1786; lived at Pepperrell, Mass; at Augusta, Me., 
in 1804; and removed to Wiscasset, 1809-10, where he d. Sept. 28, 
1850, nearly 90; she. d. Sept. 15, 1852, a. 89. (35) Ann, + b. Aug. 
24, 1765, at Boston; m. 1st, Elisha Bangs of Harwich, Nov. 2, 1786; 
2d, John Bright; 3d, John Paine, July 6, 1836; she d. Jan 23, 1855, 

a. 89. (36) Sally, + b. in Boston, m. William Cordwell, Nov. 26, 
1786; d. in Boston, a. 19; buried on Copp's Hill. (37) Elizaleth.-\- 

b. in Boston, Aug. 17, 1771; m. Capt. Winslow Lewis, Nov. 7, 1793; 
and d. Jan. 11, 1842, a. 70; buried in South cemetery, Boston. 

V, 26. Children of John: (38) a daughter, b. at Wellfleet, Oct. 
4, 1767; d. same day. (39) Sarah, b. Sept. 3, 1768; drowned Nov. 
30, 1788. (40) John, b. July 18, 1770; d. April 11, 1789. (41) Wil- 
liam, + b. Jan. 6, 1772; m. 1st, Mary Moore of Boston April 24, 1794; 
she d. Jan. 10, 1809, a. 32; ra. 2d, Mary Harrod of Haverhill, April 15, 
1811. (42) David, + b. June 24, 1774; lived in Boston; m. Betsey 
Bender of Marlboro', Oct. 4, 1799; d. July, 1836. (43), Abigail, b. 
Dec. 28, 1776. (44) Mehitahh, b. April 18, 1779; d. at Boston, May 
23, 1781. (45) Mehitable, b. at Boston, May 3, 1781; d. at Boston, 
Aug. 23, 1798. 

V, 31. David Stoddard and Ann Greenough had only one child, 
viz: (46) David Stoddard, + b. March 27, 1787; grad. H. U., 1805; 
was lieut. col. of the Boston Cadets, counsellor at law; m. Maria 
Foster Doane, dau. of Elisha Doane of Cohasset, June 14, 1813; he 
d. Aug. 6, 1830; his widow m. Gen. Wm. H. Sumner (his 2d wife.), 
Dec. 13, 1836; she d. Nov. 14, 1843. 

V, 32. Children of Rev. William Greenough, by his first wife: 
(47) Sarah, C. b. at Newton, Aug. 24, 1787; m. Josiah Fuller, jr., 
April 27, 1789; d. Dec. 20, 1815. (48) Abigail, b. April 24, 1790; m. 
Robert H. Thayer, June 11, 1816. (49) William, + b. Sept. 14, 1792; 
m. Sarah Gardner, Aug. 23, 1817. (50) Ann, b. Sept. 23, 1794; d. 
March 1, 1816. By his 2d wife Lydia, viz: (51) Hannah, b. April 6, 
1799. (52) Martha Stevens, b. Aug. 22, 1801; m. Joseph H. Thayer 
Dec. 7, 1819. (53) Thomas, b. June 11, 1803; m. Mary J. Caruthers, 
Sept. 11, 1826, and had seven children. (54) Fanny, b. Dec. 17, 1805; 
d. at Amherst, Dec. 15, 1837. (55) Elizabeth, b. Sept. 13, 1807; m. 
Isaac R. Barbour, Feb. 7, 1838. 

VI, 34. Children of Rachel and Jonas Brooks: Jonas G., whod. an 
infant. (56) Jonas G., b. at Pepperell, Aug. 20, 1789; lived in Wis- 
casset; m. Betsey, dau. of Col. Ezekiel Cutter of that place, Sept. 21, 



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1811; d. Feb. 18, 1828, in his 39th year. (57) Ann Homer, b. at 
Pepperell, July, 1791 ; m. Capt. Elisha J. Taylor, Jan. 27, 1853. (58) 
Rachel, b. March 16, 1795, at Pepperell; m. Capt. William Carleton of 
Wiscasset, Dec. 24, 1818. (59) John (formerly merchant of Wiscas- 
set), b. June 27, 1795; m. Charlotte Webster of Bangor, Sept. 25, 
1825. (60) Eliza Lewis, b. May 18, 1797; m. 1st, Capt. George Wood, 
and 2d, Dr. Piiilip E. Theobald of Wiscasset; d. Dec. 20, 1830, a. 
33. (61) Andrew Homer, followed the sea; d. at Cronstadt. (62) 
Mary Allen, b. Dec. 14, 1802; d. Dec. 22, 1826, in her 26th year. (63) 
Emeline H, b. at Augusta, April 1, 1804; m. Charles Wilkins, recent- 
ly of Boston, merchant, Nov. 21, 1823. 

VI, 35. Children of Elisha and Ann Bangs: (64) Mary, b. in 
Boston; m. Daniel Tuttle; d., a. 80; bur. Copp's Hill. (65) Thomas,h. 
in Pepperell; ra. Ist, Eleanor Groves; 2d, Elizabeth H. Tucker; d. 

a. 34; bur. Copp's Hill. (66) George, b. in Boston; d. at Savannah, 
Ga., a. 21. 

VI, 36. Children of William and Sally Caldwell: (67) Sally, b. 
in Boston; m. Thomas Weld; d. . (68) Nancy b. in Boston; d. 

VI, 37. Children of Winslow and Elizabeth Lewis. See Lewis 
family, No. VII, 53. 

VI, 41. Children of William, son of John: (69) Thomas Moore, 

b. at Boston, March 24, 1795; d. Sept. 10, 1820. (70) Sarah, b. July 
12, 1796; d. Sept. 8, 1798. (71) John, b. Jan., 1798; d. Feb., 1798. 
(72) William Charles, b. July 19, 1799; d. Feb. 3, 1827. (73) Albert 
Atigustus, b. March 30, 1802. (74) A daughter. May, 1804; d. same 
day. (75) Benjamin Franklin, b. March 22, 1806; m. Sophia F. Webb, 
July 7, 1831; no issue. (76) Edward Montgomery, b. Dec. 7, 1808, 
By 2d wife: (77) John James, b. Jan. 19, 1812; m. Mary F. Gushing, 
Dec. 16, 1835. (78) Joseph Harrod, b. Sept. 4, 1814; d. April 2, 
1816. 

VI, 42. Children of David, son of John: (79) Mehitahle, b. July 21, 
1800; d. at Boston, Oct. 7, 1801. (80) John, b. Nov. 19, 1801; grad. at 
H. U., 1824; m. Maria Underwood of London, Eng., Feb. 20, 1832; d. 
at Paris, France, Nov. 16, 1852; without issue. (81) Laura Ann, b; 
Nov. 6, 1803; d. March 14, 1816. (82) Horatio, b. Sept. 6, 1805; 
grad. at H. U., 1825; m. Louisa Gore; d. at Somcrville, Dec. 18, 1852. 
he was an eminent artist, "a pioneer of American Sculpture," 
lived most of his life in Italy. (83) Henry, b. Oct. 5, 1807; ra. 
Frances Boott, March 18, 1837. (84) Alfred and (85) Louisa, twins 
b. Aug. 22, 1809; he m. Susan P. Parker, April 25, 1839; d. at Boston' 
June 10, 1851. (86) Laura [christened Amelia], b. Nov. 16, 1811; 



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m. T. B. Curtis, June 14, 1838. (8t) Ellen, b. March 28, 1814; m. 
Charles P. Ilunting-ton, June 2, 1847. (88) Charlotte, b. Sept. 4, 
1818; ra. Charles H. Parker of Boston, June 3, 1852. (89) Richard 
Saltonstall, b. April 27, 1819; m. Sarah D. Loring, Oct. 20, 1846. 

VI, 46. Children of David Stoddard Greenough: (90) David Stod- 
dard, b. July 10, 1814; grad, at H. U., 1833; also commanded the 
Boston Cadets; m. Anna A. Parkman, Oct. 10, 1843. (91) John, b. Oct. 
19, 1815; d, March 8, 1842. (92) Anna, b. Oct. 13, 1817; m. Henry 
K. Burgwyn, Nov. 29, 1838; had 8 children. (93) Maria,h. Jan. 11, 
1820; d. Aug-. 22, 1820. (94) James, b. Oct. 8, 1821; grad. at H. U., 
1842. (95) George, b. July 17, 1824; d. in infancy. (96) Maria, b, 
Sept. 29, 1828; d. Aug. 13, 1830. (97) Jane Doatie, b. Dec. 26, 1830; 
d. March 29, 1847. 

VI, 49. Children of William: (98) William Whitwell,-\-h. June 25, 
1818; grad. at H. U., 1837; m. Catharine Scollay, dau. of Charles 
Curtis, Esq., June 15, 1841, Agent and Treasurer of Boston Gas Co. 

VII, 63. Children of Charles ard Emeline Wilkins: (99) Charles 
B., b. 1829; merchant; m. dau. of Shepherd Norris, merchant, Boston, 
d. Nov. 23, 1856. (100) Mary. (101) Emeline. (102) Charlotte. (103) 
Joseph. (104) Henry. (105) George. 

VII, 90. Children of David Stoddard Greenough: (106) David 
Stoddard, b. July 16, 1844. (107) John, b. March 25, 1846. (108) 
George Russell, b. June 28, 1849. 

VII, 98. Children of William Whitwell Greenough: (109) William 
C, b. at Cambridge, June 29, 1843. (110) Charles Pelham, h. at 
Cambridge, July 29, 1844. (Ill) Ann Scollay, b. in Boston, May 14, 
1847; d. at Cambridge, Aug. 21, 1847. (112) Malcolm Scollay, b. at 
Cambridge, Aug. 31, 1848. (113) Catharine Margaret, b. in Boston, 
Jan. 12, 1852. (114) Edith, b. at Swampscott, Aug. 2, 1859. 



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