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Full text of "The Christian mother : an address, delivered in the First Church, Brighton, Feb. 14, 1855, at the funeral of Mrs. Susanna (Park) Champney, who died Feb. 10, in her 95th year, with an appendix, containing a genealogical notice of the Champney and Park families"

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When in the vale of lengthened years 

My feeble feet shall tread, 
And I survey the various scenes 

Through which I have been led, 

How many mercies will my life 

Before my view unfold ! 
What countless dangers will be past, 

What tales of sorrow told ! 

And yet my soul, if thou canst say, 

I 've seen my God in all, 
In every blessing owned his hand, 

In every loss his call ; — 

If piety has marked my steps. 
And love my actions formed, 

And purity possessed my heart, 
And truth my lips adorned ; — 

If I an aged servant am 

Of Jesus and of God,' 
I need not fear the closing scene, 

Nor dread the appointed road. 

This scene will all my labors end ; 

This road conduct on high ; 
With comfort I '11 review the past, 

And triumph though I die. 


The sentiments of the h>Tnn whicli has just been 
sung- harmonize with the life and character of the 
venerable mother and friend whose remains lie before 
us. It was her happiness, especially, to see God in 
all the experiences of life ; to own his hand in her 
blessings ; and in earthly bereavements and losses to 
hear his call. And while a spirit of filial piety ever 
possessed her heart, while love and good-will towards 
all around her marked her actions, and while truth 
adorned her lips, the aged servant of Jesus and of 
God had no fear for the closing scene of life, nor did 
she dread the appointed road. As her earthly labors 
drew to an end, she found comfort in reviewing the 
past ; and through her meek trust in her Heavenly 
Father, and in Jesus Christ her Saviour, she was en- 
abled to triumph over death. 

That aged form comes into this house of our wor- 
ship to be for the first time an unconscious sharer in 
the religious services of the place. She loved the 
church of Christ. Its hymns and prayers, its hal- 
lowed rites, its wonted meditations, were dear to her 
heart. For the last time that aged form comes in 
hither, as if bearing its final witness to the reality 

and efficacy of that Christian faith which has been 
the support and solace and exceeding great reward 
of her lengthened life. 

As the oldest inhabitant of this town, she claims a 
brief notice in the services of this hour. The fore- 
most of all who dwell here on the journey of life, 
and that life too so adorned with the Christian graces 
and virtues which caused her to be loved on earth, 
and, as we humbly trust, of God and of Christ, she 
may make an exception to the usage which has ever 
seemed to me best, — that the voice of prayer, the 
hallowed words of the Bible, and the chanted hymn, 
should alone be heard in the funeral rites. I know 
her gentle spirit would rebuke me were many words 
to be spoken here of her worth, and of that Chris- 
tian preparation for an exchange of worlds which, 
through God's grace, she had made. " Say," she 
once observed to me, as we were conversing together 
on the event of death, — " Say, if you speak in my 
funeral, how good God has been to me, though a 
poor, unworthy creature ; say how many kind friends 
I have had, and how many mercies I have enjoyed ; 
and till then, remember me in your prayers, that I 
may be prepared to meet my Heavenly Father and 
my Saviour." And so briefly let me tell, as before 
those who have been witnesses of her fidelity, the 
simple story of her life. Gratefully we recall here, 
before the body goes down to its last resting-place, 
the memory of her long and useful career; her beau- 
tiful example; her devotion to the duties of life; 
her strong affections; her patience and submission 
to the Divine appointments; her childlike trust in 
the Lord, which, as the light of earth gradually with- 

drew, sustained her spirit, and shed in her heart 
the more glorious light of God's countenance and 
the prospect of a better world. 

Our friend was a native of this place. Only a few 
feet of earth separated the spot of her birth from the 
house that became at her marriage, and was ever 
after, her happy home, and in which she yielded up 
her spirit. She was born on the 10th of October, 
1760, and died on the 10th of February, 1855, so 
that ninety-four years and four months were com- 
pleted on the day of her death. She was the daugh- 
of Thomas and Elizabeth (Harrington) Park, an 
early family of this town, then the south end of Cam- 
bridge. Her father was of the fourth generation in 
lineal descent from Eichard Park, who was a pro- 
prietor at Cambridge in 1636, and whose large es- 
tate of six hundred acres, on which he shortly settled, 
lay in Newton, on the northwestern border of Brigh- 
ton. Her mother died before she had reached her 
seventh year. Her father, whose house was over the 
present cellar of INIr. Daniel Shillaber's house, on 
Washington Street, shortly after exchanged his es- 
tate here with Mr. James Bryant, for two estates in 
Connecticut, one in Tolland and one in Mansfield, 
and removed his residence to the latter town. In 
the year 1776, at the age of sixteen, she came to re- 
side with her oldest sister, Mrs. George Dana, at 
Ashburnham in this State, and was there twelve 
years. She then returned to the place of her birth 
and to the family of her brother, Mr. Joshua Park, 
whose estate was on the boundary line between 
Newton and. this town, not far from the northeast 
corner of Evergreen Cemetery. In her brother's 


home she was married on the second day of February, 
1792, to Nathaniel Champney, son of Solomon and 
Rebecca (Brown) Champney of this place, a descend- 
ant in the sixth generation of Elder Richard Champ- 
ney, one of the first settlers of Cambridge, one of the 
earliest benefactors of Harvard College, and an hon- 
ored and esteemed officer in the first Cambridge 
church, whose home was on this side of the river. 
From the day of her marriage she resided in the 
same house in which she died, — a period of sixty- 
three years, — an example to her household in the 
domestic virtues ; unwearied in her endeavors to do 
good to those about her; the frequent and favorite 
attendant on the sick and sufiering ; the faithful and 
affectionate wife and mother and daughter and sister ; 
the kind neighbor ; the steadfast friend ; the humble, 
consistent Christian believer, whose society was wel- 
comed alike by the old and young. 

The first bereavement in her immediate family she 
sustained on the 12th of November, 1826, in the 
sudden death of her husband, after a most happy 
union of thirty-four years. It is now almost thirty 
years since his body was borne for its burial service 
into this church, on whose worship he had been a 
very constant attendant, and who for his private 
virtues and his public services enjoyed to an uncom- 
mon extent the confidence and esteem of his fellow- 
citizens. Twice after this event, but not until she 
had gone far into the vale of years, was her home 
saddened by the angel of death. Two of her three 
children, a daughter and a son, successively, were 
summoned before her to the spiritual world ; both at. 
the head of families, and both from the midst of use- 

ful and Christian lives. It was at the penod of the 
first of these bereavements that I became acquainted 
with her, at the opening of my ministry. These griefs 
went close to the heart of the aged survivor. But 
neither did bereavements, nor any of the experiences 
of her long life, shake her confidence in the wisdom 
and benignity of the Divine Providence. With the 
Apostle, she knew in whom she had believed. She 
rested in the Saviour's promise of many mansions in 
the Father's house ; and with the Christian's serene 
and hopeful faith, she looked forward to a happy re- 
union with the good who had gone before her, as en- 
couraged to do by the words of the Redeemer. 

And now, through almost an entire century, she 
has dwelt below. What changes and vicissitudes in 
human affairs has she witnessed ! She has survived 
through the entire period usually allotted to three 
distinct generations. How few of her own genera- 
tion are now on the earth! Born in 1760 ! There 
was then no United States of America. The French 
and the English were fighting their old battles on 
our north. The former were defeated by the latter 
at Quebec, the very year in which our venerable 
friend was born. Wars and revolutions and trea- 
ties for peace are prominent in the history of the 
period. The independence of the Colonies, the exist- 
ence of a great Republic here, was not thought of. 
The Boston Massacre, the Stamp Act, the destruc- 
tion of the tea, the Boston Port Bill, those memora- 
ble events which so convulsed the times and rocked 
the cradle of our Revolution, occurred, severally, 
ten and thirteen and fourteen years after her birth. 
She was almost sixteen years old on the declaration 


of American Independence. She shared in the wide- 
spread joy at the treaty of peace with Great Britain, 
the very year in which this ancient church, the place 
of her worship, then the third church of Cambridge, 
received its first settled minister. The period of her 
birth was but the day of small things with our be- 
loved University, now so munificently endowed and 
furnished. The yearly average of its graduates was 
not quite one quarter as large before her birth as in 
the years since. The church which stood on this 
spot, and two others, were all then existing in the 
town of Cambridge. She lived till thirty churches 
had been embodied in the territory embraced at her 
birth by these three alone. Her name stands among 
the earliest on the list of communicants in this 
church; and here, with her husband, she offered 
each of her children in Christian baptism. And it 
seems to me but a short time since that venerable 
form, now still in death, sat here in her accustomed 
seat, and partook with us of the emblems of the Sav- 
iour's love and death. 

Peacefully and trustingly she passed into the vale 
of lengthened years. Very gently did the Lord lay 
on her the infirmities of advanced life. Her excel- 
lent habits, her calm and genial spirit, had nurtured 
a firm constitution, and her powers and faculties of 
body and of mind were wondrously vigorous to the 

" Of no distemper, of no blast, she died ; 
But fell like autumn fruit that mellowed long." 

It was the privilege of her son, the youngest of her 
three children, with his family, kindly to minister to 
her age in the home where her closest affections were 


twined. Her grandcliiltlren grew up, some about 
her, the joy of her daily life; and others came to her 
to gladden her by their presence, and to watch with 
her, and to smooth the pillow on Avhich she laid her 
weary head for its last slumber. From the sunny 
window, the accustomed seat of her age, through 
which she loved to look out on the beauties of God's 
earth, she saw many of her valued neighbors, the 
close friends of her mature and of her later life, borne 
along before her to the house appointed for all the 
living. Beloved and useful fathers and mothers, the 
young with the old, — some of them from circles of 
kindred whence, to mortal view, it seemed they could 
not be spared, — were called from her neighborhood 
and society, while she, the aged pilgrim, was left. 
Yet ever was the pious sentiment of the Scripture in 
her heart and often on her lips, " All the days of my 
appointed time will I wait, till my change come." She 
enlisted as few have done the sympathies and the af- 
fection alike of the young and of the old, through her 
whole life. And many, who were at different periods 
inmates of her family, retained ever after the same 
grateful remembrance' of her kindness and her care, 
and loved to visit her and to learn of her welfare. 

There is a time to die ; and it came in the wise and 
merciful appointment of the good God to our friend. 
She had lived long enough, she said, and she was 
ready and willing to go hence. It was the saying of 
the wise Seneca,* that noble Roman philosopher, 
who died as the light of Christianity was dawning, 

* Nihil turpius est quam grandis natu senex, qui nullum habet argu- 
mentum quo se probet diu vixisse, praeter aetatem. 



that there was nothmg baser, than for a very old 
person to have nothing to show, as proof of such 
long life, but years. Our friend had more than 
years to testify to her great age. She leaves us the 
memory of a life fragrant with good deeds and kind 
services, and that testifies to her true age. "We 
bear wdth us from her tomb a beautiful example ;, 
and that testifies how eloquently ! — the example of 
the aged Christian mother, who, having fought the 
good fight, and finished her course, and kept the faith, 
awaits, as we are taught, from the righteous Judge the 
promised crown of life. The sympathies and regards 
of this large assembly testify to her true age, and the 
precious legacy of her virtues which she has be- 
queathed to her kindred. Blessed indeed are all they 
who may thus come to advanced life, with the aff'ection 
and respect of other generations smoothing their path- 
way to the tomb ! Sacred and beautiful becomes the 
period of virtuous age, when children and children's 
children, in the spirit of dutiful reverence and afi'ec- 
tion, unite to do honor to the old. What but this 
privilege need be added to a cheerful trust in the 
Lord, for the aged pilgrim to lay down in peace the 
earthly stafi", to cease from all mortal toil, and to go 
gladly to the heavenly rest ! We sorrow not for the 
departed that she has entered into that rest. We ap- 
ply to her, rather, the excellent words of one of the 
poets of our own land ; — 

" Why weep ye then for her, who, having won 
The bound of man's appointed years, at last, 
Life's blessings all enjoyed, life's labors don, 
Serenely to her final rest has passed, 
While the soft memory of her virtues yet 
Lingers, like twilight hues, when the bright sun is set ! 


" Jler youth was innocent, her riper age 

Marked with some act of goodness every day ; 

And watched by eyes that loved lier, calm and sage 

Faded her late declining years away. 

Cheerful she gave her being up, and went 

To share the holy rest that waits a life well spent. 

" And I am glad that she has lived thus long, 
And glad that she has gone to her reward ; 
Nor deem that kindly nature did her wrong, 
Softly to disengage the vital cord. 
When her weak hand grew palsied, and her eye 
Dim with the mists of age, it was her time to die." 

May the memories and influences of her life and 
character remain alike for consolation and edification. 
And may Almighty God our Father make us follow- 
ers of them who through faith and patience inherit 
the promises ; and bring us at length to that world 
where sorrow and separation are unknown, and joy 
is eternal, through his infinite mercy in Jesus Christ 
our Lord ! Amen. 



The funeral services were conducted by the Pastor, in the 
church, Wednesday, February 14th, at two o'clock, P. M. The 
usual burial service was read, — Hymn 511 in the collection, 
as given above, was sung before the Address ; and after Prayer, 
the following hymn, 464, was sung, and the body was laid in the 
family tomb in the ancient burying-ground on Market Street. 

" I heard a voice from heaven 
Say, ' Blessed is the doom 
Of those whose trust is in the Lord. 
When sinking to tlie tomb ! ' 

■' The Holy Spirit spake, — 
And I the words repeat, — 
' Blessed are they,' — for, after toil. 
To mortals rest is sweet ! " 

At a meeting of the Brighton Ladies' Association, held at the 
residence of Mrs. Charles W. Holbrook, on Wednesday, April 
11th, the following Resolutions, presented by Mrs. Frederic A. 
Whitney, were adopted : — 

" Whereas it has pleased our Heavenly Father to remove from this 
life Mrs. Susanna Champney, one of the original members of this Asso- 
ciation, on the 10th of February last, in the ninety-fifth year of her age, 
— Therefore 

" Resolved, — That in view of the many virtues of the deceased, — her 
endearing qualities, — her due appreciation of her Christian privileges, — 
her deep sense of gratitude for kind offices, — her fidelity as a friend and 
neighbor, and in all the relations of life, — we cherish her memory with, 
.sentiments of love and veneration. • 


" Resolved, — That we remember gratefully the length of years our re- 
vered friend was spared to us, her lively interest in the doings and suc- 
cess of this Association, and in the happiness and welfare of each indi- 
vidual connected with it. 

" Resolved, — That her presence in our midst, even to the advanced age 
of ninety, always gave pleasure both to young and old; and we sorrow 
that we shall see her face no more. 

" Resolved, — That in the sickness and death of this venerable and valued 
member, we have an example of patient submission to the will of God, 
and of the power of the Cross to support us in the hour of need. 

" Resolved, — That these Resolutions be entered upon our Records, and 
that a copy be transmitted by the Secretary to the family of the deceased." 


It appears that Captain Nathaniel Champney, husband of the 
subject of our notice, on the death of his father, April, 1763, went 
to live, not then seven years old, in the family of John and Mercy 
Stratton, by whom he was brought up, and from whom he inherited 
the estate on which he lived and died, and which is now owned 
and occupied by his son William. This estate, lying on the north 
side of Washington Street, at its junction with Faneuil Street, was 
purchased, as I find by the original deed, March 13, 1715-6, of 
" Daniel Maccoone of Cambridge, Yeoman," (whether he occu- 
pied it then or not, is not stated,) " by Ebenezer Stratton of New- 
ton, Tailor," father of John, for 252 pounds. It is described as 
comprising " one dwelling-house and barn and ten acres and one 
half of land and orcharding." I suppose that then, or shortly after, 
Ebenezer Stratton came to reside here ; since by deed, August 27, 
1717, Joseph Fuller, Jr. of Newton conveys to " Ebenezer Stratton 
of Canibridge " woodland in Newton, ten acres and ninety rods, 
for 30 pounds. 

This house must therefore be very ancient, since it was pur- 
chased of Maccoone,* 140 years ago, by Ebenezer Stratton. Eben- 

* This name may be the same as that spelt Makoon in the list of members of 
1st Church, Camb., in time of Mitchell, as quoted by Rev. Dr. Newell, in 
appendix to his Sermon, 1846, on the Cambridge Church-Gathering. Farmer 
gives the name of Magoon, and of Makoon, which he conjectures may be the 
same. Jackson, Hist, of Newton, p. 363, speaks of " Daniel Macoy [or Mackay], 


czcr was son of John and Abigail of Watertown; and he m. June 
6, 1716, Lydia [Fuller ? D. of Joseph ?] and d. here, 1735. His 
widow Lydia d. here 1747-8. His son John, who brought up 
Nathaniel Champney, was b. here, August 9, 1727 ; m. as by 
Old Cambridge Records, ]\Iercy Norcross, May 3, 1749, and d. 
here, Nov. 21, 1791. She d. here, June 27, 1791, cc. Gl. 

Nathaniel Champney d. here, Nov. 12, 1826, and was interred 
in his tomb on the 14th. The Address has spoken of his worth, 
and of the respect in which he was universally held. An obituary 
appeared in the Boston Patriot and Chronicle, Nov. 18, 1826, — 
and a more extended notice in the Boston Traveller, Nov. 17, in 
which his domestic virtues, his public spirit, and his strict integrity 
in the various trusts and offices which he sustained, are faithfully 
portrayed. He represented the town in the State Legislature. 
Fie filled and adorned many of the civil offices of the town. "As 
a husband he was most kind and affiDctionate, as a father he was 
tender and indulgent, yet careful and strict in the performance of 
his parental duties." He died of an affection of the heart, angina 
pectoris, with which he had been some months oppressed. Death 
came to him suddenly, but not unexpectedly. On the Sabbath 
morning of his death, he walked out from his house ; came in 
about eleven o'clock ; observed to his wife that he expected another 
attack of the complaint which he had before experienced ; sat 
down in a chair, and instantly expired. 


The family came to that part of Cambridge now Brighton. 
Several of the earliest Cambridge families settled in this, the 
southern section of the town. The Sparhawk family, one of the 
first, came here. Richard Dana, the progenitor of the Dana fam- 
ily in this country, came to what is now Brighton, and had his 
lame estate here bordering on the entire western side of Market 

a Scotchman, -who bought land in Cambridge Village in 1673, and in 1079," 
about on the site of the Champney estate. " Magoone, Henry," was at Exeter, 
N. H. 1661. "Magoune, Henry," had land at St. Albans, Vt., 165G. In the 
deed to Stratton, the name is written with great distinctness Maccoone, and 
the deed is signed as by the tremulous hand of an old man. 


Street, which street was laid out wholly through his estate, in 
1656. Brighton was set off and incorporated as a distinct town 
Feb. 28, 1807. The Charles River separates it from Cambridge. 
Cambridge, Brighton, and Newton were, at first, 1631, one town, 
called Newtown. In the records of Massachusetts, May 2, 1638, 
"It is ordered that Newetowne shall henceforward be called Cam- 
bridge." That pai't lying on the south side of Charles River, now 
embraced in Brighton and Newton, was known originally as 
"Cambridge Village," "New Cambridge," and " Nonantum," 
which signified, in the Indian language, rejoiciiig. The town of 
Newton was set off and incorporated in 1679 ; leaving what is now 
Cambridge and Brighton and West Cambridge one town until 1807, 
Elder Richard Champney was descended from Sir Henry 
Champney, one of the thirty brave warriors who fought at the bat- 
tle of Hastings, October 14, 1066, under William the Conqueror. 
William, after his conquest, erected a magnificent Abbey at Battle, 
six miles from Hastings, over the spot where" the body of the un- 
fortunate King Harold was found. The ruins of Battle Abbey are 
very stately, and it is still occupied. The names of the thirty' 
brave warriors are recorded here, and, among them. Sir Henry^ 
Champney. His descendant Richard, came from Lincolnshire, 
England, to this place in 1634-5. He was made freeman* in 
1636, and, with Jane, his wife, was among the first members of the 
Church. Shepard, the first Cambridge minister, in his autobiog- 
raphy, speaks of "Brother Champney " as a " most deare saint." 
He was Ruling Elder in the church ; " whose business," says Cot- 
ton Mather, in his Ratio Disciplinse, " it was to assist the pastor in 

* To become a freeman, one must be a member of the church. Permission 
having then been obtained from the General Court, or from the Quarterly 
Court of flie County, the freeman's oath was taken before a magistrate. In 
1664, those might be made freemen who brought certificates from clergymen 
acquainted with them, of their being correct in doctrine and conduct. Free- 
men only could hold ofiices, or vote for rulers. And yet many church-mem- 
bers refused to take the freeman's oath, from unwilHngness to serve in any pub- 
lic office. The oath, as altered and amended by the General Court, May 14, 
1 634, ran thus : — "I, A. B., being by God's providence an inhabitant and free- 
man within the jurisdiction of this Commonwealth, do freely acknowledge myself 
to be suljject to the government thereof, and therefore do here swear, by the 
great and dreadful name of the Everlasting God, that I will be true and faith- 
ful to the same," &-c., &c. — Records of Massachusetts. The custom of making 
freemen ceased about 1686. 


visiting the distressed, instructing the ignorant, reducing the erro- 
neous, comforting the afflicted, rebuking the unruly, discovering 
the state of the whole flock, exercising the discipline of the Gos- 
pel upon offenders, and promoting the desirable growth of the 
church." The office, distinct from that of the deacons, was held 
in most, but not in all, of the New England churches, and has long 
been discontinued. 

Richard Champney appears often in " The Regestere Booke of 
the Lands and Houses in the Newtowne," as " Grantor " and 
"Grantee," — that is seller and buyer of real estate, — first as 
early as Sept. 25, 1637, when he buys of William Wadsworth. 
His name occurs often in the early town records. 

" June 7, 1647. Ordered by the Townsmen that the land on the soutii 
side of the water [now Brighton], abutting upon the east side of Mr. 
Sparahawk's fields, about 40 acres, more or less, is by these presents sold 
unto Richard Champnis, to be prized by the Townsmen at a valuable price.'" 

" Also there having been granted unto bira 100 acres of land to be an 
addition to his farm, by 12 men that were deputed to dispose to every man 
his portion of the common lands, it is by these presents confirmed to him ; 
and he is to have it on the east side of the further division on the further 
side of the water [Brighton], and is to allow unto the Town what it shall 
be thought more worthy than if he had it by his farm on the other side." 

" July 30, 1647. Ordered that Elder Champnis shall pay to the Town 
20s. per acre for the upland lying by Mr. Sparahawk's raile ; 6s. 8d. per 
acre for the swamp. Also he shall allow for the hundred acres in ex- 
change for that by his farm either £ 20, or else let the wood lie common 
to the Town." 

It appears that Elder Richard first built on this side of the river, 
in 1647, the date of his purchase. May 13, 1672, a committee 
appointed to view a piece of land on the south side (now Brighton) 
in dispute, claimed by Samuel and Daniel Champney, sons of 
Richard, " testify it is no part of the 40 acres sold to Elder Champ- 
ney by the town, when he first built in that place [italics ours] 
and testify that it was no part of the 100 acres which the Town 
granted him, and was laid out on the westerly side of Mr. Mitch- 
ell's lot." 

Richard died here, November 26, 1669, bequeathing forty acres 
of land on the south side of the river to Harvard College, " as an 
expression of his willingness to further the education of youth in 
all godly literature." 



This was no inconsiderable bequest, even rating the land at 205. 
per acre, as above. An order, we may remember, was passed by 
the Court, November, 1644, desiring every family in the Colony 
to contribute tivelve pence, or a peck of corn, to the treasury of the 

Children of RICHARD and JANE follow in small capitals : — 
Esther, b. in England, 1629 ; m. Josiah Converse, of Woburn, 
March 26, 1651. Samue l and Mary (twins), b. Sept. 1635. Ma- 
ry d. young. Samuel m. Sarah Hubbard, October 13, 1657, at 
Billerica. His children, the first 5 b. at Billerica, the 3 others at 
Cambridge, follow in italics. Samue l, b. Dec. 8, 1658 ; Sarah s Feb. 
17, 1659-60, probably m. James Clarke, Sept. 24, 1685, whose S. 
Ebenezer d. Camb. 7 Nov. 1688 ; Mcvnj, May 12, 1662 ; H&st^r, 
May 14,1664, d. March 31, 1667; Sami^l, March 9, 1666-7, m. 

Hannah , and d. here March 8, 1745-6. She d. Sept. 1, 

1748, in her 78th year. Children, 1. Hannah, baptized June 27, 
1697 ; 2. Mary, born May 19, 1699, and d. Jan. 29, 1735. She m. 
July 7, 1724, Rev. Ebenezer Parkman. (He was b. Sept. 5, 1703 ; 
H. U. 1721 ; ordained first minister Westboro', October 28, 1724; 
d. there Dec. 9, 1782. He was father of Samuel, and grandfather 
of Rev. Francis Parkman, D, D. of Boston. He m. 2d wife, Han- 
nah, D. of Rev. Robert Breck of Marlboro'. By Mary Champney, 
he had 5 children, and by Hannah Breck 11. Mary, b. Sept. 14, 
1725, eldest child of Mary (Champney) Parkman, m. Rev. Eli 
Forbes, minister of Brookfield and Gloucester.) 3. Samuel, b. Nov. 

12, 1701, m. Abigail (and had Mary, b. April 19, 1741, d. 

Sept. 22, 1743, and Mary, baptized August 26, 1744, and Abigail, 
baptized July 19, 1747). 4. Rebecca, b. October 8, 1703, perhaps 
ra. John Hicks, May 8, 1721 ; 5. Lydia, b. Jan. 4, 1705-6 ; 6. Ruth, 
b. Jan. 16, 1707-8 ; m. May 5, 1737, John Barrett. He d. here, 
Nov. 16, 1754, ce. 49, and she d. here, Dec. 25, 1768, se. 61. 
Their D. Hannah d. here, Feb. 3, 1759, ffi. 21. 7. John, b. Feb. 
6, 1709-10, d. June 12, 1710. Joseph , b. Sept. 1, 1669, d. here, 
Jan. 19, 1730, His wife Sarah'Xluly 1, 1730, re. 58. Their 
children, 1. Sarah, baptized Feb. 21, 1697; 2. Esther, October 
9, 1698; 3. Elizabeth, March 23, 1701; 4. Joseph, Sept. 19, 
1704; H. U. 1721 ; Librarian H. U. ; ordained Beverly, 1729; 
d. 1773. He m., Beverly, October 1, 1730, EUzabeth, D. of his 
predecessor, Rev. Thomas Blowers. She d. Jan. 13, 1731,0. S. ; 
and he m., 1773^ Thankful Pickens of Lynn, who d. July 31, 


1777, ro. 71. Children, Joseph, b. 1731, O. S. ; Richard, d. 
young ; Israel ; Sarah ; Elizabeth ; Thomas. Elizabeth was the 
faithful, exemplary, and renowned schoolmistress of IJcverly, — 
three successive generations partaking of her care. She d. unm. 
April 23, 1806, se. about 66. 5. Abigail, June 24, 1706 ; 6. Susan- 
na, Sept. 8, 1709 ; 7. John, June 7, 1713. Rkhard, August 20, 
1674 ; Daniel . Sarah, b. May 1638, m. "William Barrett, August 
19, 1656, d. Camb. August 21, 1661. He d. there March 16, 1688, 
iB. about 60. She joined the church Nov. 4, 1659. Her D. 
Lydia, baptized Nov. 6, 1659, and S. John, Feb. 10, 1660. Wm. 
Barrett by his 2d wife, Mary, who joined the church in 1661-2, 
had William and Edward. Mary, b. Nov. 1639, m. Jacob French, 
Sept, 20, 1665, at Billerica. John, b. May, 1641. Daniel, b. 
March 9, 1645. Lydia joins church in 1661 ; and I find the mar- 
riage. May 20, 1668, of John Hastings and Lydia Champney. 

DANIEL (S. of Richard arid Jane), b. March 9, 1645, d. here, 
Sept. 19, 1691 ; joins church 1663, March 7 ; m. Dorcas, b. Feb. 
16, 1648, D. of Thomas and Dorcas Bridge, Cambridge, Jan. 3,. 
1665. She d. Feb. 7, 1683 - 4 ; and he m. June 9, 1684, Mrs. 
Hepzibah Minot (she was D. of the famous old Cambridge school- 
master, Elijah Corlet, and she m. James Minot, May 21, 1673). 
Children of Dariiel and Dorcas on old town records, — Dorcas, b. 
August 22, lw7, m. May 6, 1690, Nicholas Bow, whose first 
wife, Sarah (Hubbard) m. June 26, 1684, d. Jan. 26, 1688, ce. 27. 
Daniel, De c. 14, 1 669. Tliomas, Sept. 12, 1673. Noah, Sept. 27; 
1677i^i^upposed m. Martha Hubbard, October 26, 1725, and had, 
() /XTlohn, October 12, 1729 ; 2. Noah, Jan. 24, 1731-2 ; 3. Noah, 
V ^y/ 1733, d. at Framingham (Abner, b. Jan. 14, 1770; William, 

Vy^l March 29, 1773 ; Milly ; Ellen ; children of Noah and Mary) ; 
^' \ and probably 4. Jonathan, the Major, about 1743, who d. at 

f^ / j Southboro, Feb, 12, 1806, J3e. 63. His wife Damaris d. Sept. 
I 14, 1797, ffi. 50. They had William, Nov. 9, 1767; Betsey, Jan. 
26, 1770, m. Ebenezer Brigham, and d. June 21, 1799; Benja- 
min, August 29, 1772, at Southboro, Captain in the war of 1812, 
magistrate; Louisa, March 23, 1775; Samuel, May 21, 1778, 
killed by a scythe, September 11, 1784; Sally, Dec. 10, 1780; 
m. Nathan Bannister, and d. Sept. 23, 1840 ; Hannah, Jan. 29, 
1784 ; d. Jan. 26, 1792 ; Nathan, July 2, 1786 ; d. Jan. 16, 
1792; Anna^July 22, 1789j d. Feb. 16, 1792; Phebe, May 9, 
1(92^ Doioning, June l, 1680, "d. June 27, 1705, N. S. Abi- 
gail, April 26, 1683. Hepzibah, June 27, 1687. 





DANIEL (S; of Daniel and Dorcas), b. Dec. 14, 1669, m. Be- 
thiaOOanforth".). Children:— T/tomas,b. 1697. Dorcas, 1699, d. 
March 26, 1705. Daniel, July 21, 1700; m. here, Sept. 4, 
1723, Tabitha Hancock, and- Sept. 22, 1746, Hannah Emmons. 
Baptisms of 8 children of Daniel ^nd Tabitha, as follows : I. 
Daniel, April 19, 1724 ; 2. Dorcas, August 22, 1725 ; 3. Mary, 
April 21, 1728; 4. Dorcas, August 20, 1732; 5. Nathaniel, Dec. 
1, 1734; 6. Tabitha, Ji^y. ...19^-2741, m. here, Sept. 12, 1774, 
Samuel Hancock ; 7. Thomas, May 24, 1747 ; 8. Ebenezer, 
April 29, 1749. Solomon, March 17, 170-1-2; Noah, Septem- Vl 
ber 14, 1704 ; Downing, 1706. His S., Downing, m. Hannah 
Reed, Cambridge, July 4, 1765, and had Mary, Dec. 10, 1767. 
He d. October 11, 1775, eb. 41. Abigail, wife of Downing, d. 
Camb. Sept. 24, 1775, O. S., s. 68. Richard, 1707. Thomas, 
October 14, 1709. Were he and Jane parents of Danforth, b. 
October 27, 1730, and of Thomas, b. Nov. 7, 1735, and bap- 
tized on 16th, and William, bap. April 3, 1739, and Sarah, 
July 21, 1751, and Nathan, March 25, 1753, and Daniel, Sept. 
26, 1756 } 

SOLOMON (S. of Daniel and Bethia), b. March 17, 1701-2; m., 
Cambridge, Elizabeth Cunningham, May 8, 1723 ; and 2d wife, 
Abigail Crackbone. Bred a mechanic, he became a soldier and 
was stationed at Castle William, Boston Harbor, where he d. 1760. 
Children, Elizaheth, Nov. 4, 1723; Solomon, Jan. 7, 1724-5; 
Richard, 172- ; Ebenezer, April 27, 1730 ; Nathan, Sept. 27, 
1733 ; m. here, June 24, 1760, Elizabeth Osborn, of Charlestown ; 
John, Sept. 25, 1735 ; d. 1820 ; Silence (D. of Solomon and Abi- 
gail), March 22, 1739-40, d. here, Nov. 29, 1747; Ebenezer, 
April 3, 1744. 

SOLOMON (S. of Solomon and Elizabeth), b. Jan. 7, 1724-5 ; 
m. Rebecca Brown, of New Ipswich N. H., and was killed 
here, instantly, having fallen from his loaded bx-wagon, and the 
wheel passing over his neck, Tuesday evening, April 5, 1763. 
Particulars of this accident may be found in the Boston Weekly 
News Letter, Thursday, April 7, 1763. It occurred, as one 
tradition has it, on Rockland Street, near the junction of South 
Street, as the wagon, going east, was descending a steep hill 
near the present estate of Daniel Waugh. By another tradition, 
the wagon Avas descending the hill on Washington, near Shepard, 
Street. Solomon's widow m. Jan. 2, 1766, James Holton of this 


place, who d. here April 16, 1789, ce. 60. She was admitted, 
March 27, 1785, to 1st church Brighton, then 3d church Cann- 
bridge ; and d. here, October 27, 1805, te. 71. Their S. Benjamin 
(Major) b. here, Feb. 13, 1775, on Washington Street (present 
site of Horace Jordan's house) ; m. here. May 2, 1779, Mary, D. 
of Thomas and Mary (Winship) Shed, who d. here, April 28, 
1844, JE. 67. He d. here, April 15, 1853. Their children all 
b. here ; — James, April 12, 1800, owns and occupies his father's 
estate, Faneuil Street, unm. Charles, October 22, 1802 ; d. here 
Feb. 15, 1854, unm. Mary Wi7iship (Mrs. Aaron Colby), Feb. 
9, 1805 ; d. here, October 29, 1851. Benjamin, March 7, 1807 ; 
d. here, Nov. 14, 1826, unm. 

I fmd on the Records, the names of only 2 children of Solomon 
and Rebecca Champney ; Nathaniel and Isaac. But I am in- 
formed that there were, also, sons Nathan and Thomas. 

NATHANIEL (S. of Solomon and Rebecca), Selectman and 
Representative, &c., b. here, Dec. 28, 1756, on Washington 
Street, opposite present residence of James Dana ; m. and d. as 
stated above, p. 15, and in Address, p. 6. His 3 children, all b. 
here, follow in Italics. 1. John Stratton, b. Nov. 14, 1792 ; studied 
medicine with Dr. Ingalls, Boston ; M. D. at Brown Univ. 1821 ; 
held a commission as Surgeon of the Regiment ; a Physician at 
East Bridgewater, and afterwards at South Abington, where he 
d. August 6, 1847, from injuries received on 2d inst., while em- 
ployed on his farm. He m.. South Abington, August 21, 1823, 
Sally, D. of Col. Aaron Hobart. She d., East Bridgewater, May 
2, 1826, JB. 35. He m., June 14, 1827, her sister, Abigail Adams 
Hobart. She d. Jan. 15, 1844, se. 50. His 5 children, the first 
one b. East Bridgewater, the others. South Abington, were, — John 
Stratton, July 14, 1824 ; drowned near his home, Dec. 25, 1833. 
Sarah Hobart, Dec. 22, 1828. Nathaniel Champney, August 6, 
1830 ; d. South A., Sept. 15, 1846. Aaron Hobart, March 20, 
1832 ; d. South A., October 23, 1846. Abigail Adams, March 29, 
1834. 2. Lucy, b. Jan. 20, 1796 ; m. here March 20, 1827, Jon- 
athan Loring Reed, b. March 6, 1791, East Bridgewater, S. of Jon- 
athan and Deborah (Porter). She d.. South A., Jan. 12, 1844. 
Their 2 children b. there, Susanna Champney, Dec. 30, 1827 ; 
Lucy Loring, August 5, 1830 ; m. there, May 3, 1855, Joshua 
Vining Gurney, b. there, August 3, 1830, S. of Chandler Robbins 
and Sally (Vining), and lives, North Bridgewater. Mr. Reed m. 


(1st wife) Dec. 23, 1817, South A., Charlotte Brown, b. there, 
April 2, 1793, and d. there, Dec. 21, 1825, D. of Daniel and 
Mehitable (Tirrell). Their D., Charlotte Brown, b. South A., 
May 28, 1821, m. August 15, 1844, Edwin Gurney, S. of C. R. 
Gurney, above, and has Edwin Loring, b. South A., June 10, 1845. 
Mr. Reed m. (3d wife) Mrs. Ann Wells, D. of Joshua and Sarah 
(Seaver) Learned, Nov. 7, 1844, South A., and lives there. 3. 
William Richards, Selectman, &c., owns and occupies the an- 
cient estate here, b. March 18, 1798 ; m. here, June 12, 1831, 
Sarah Maria Shattuck, b. Castleton, Vt., Nov. 5, 1808, D. of Jesse 
Shattuck and Mary Earl (Sargeant). Their 3 children, b. and 
live here, — Edward Perkins, Sept. 15, 1832; Charles Holton, 
August 16, 1834 ; Benjamin Holton, Feb. 4, 1840. 

ISAAC (S. of Solomon and Rebecca), b. here, June 13, 1760; 
d. here, Sept. 22, 1822. He m. here, May 8, 1792, Jemima, D. 
of Ephraim and Martha Hammond of Newton. She d. here 
(house Washington St., present site of Horace Jordan's). He 
m. here, May 17, 1795, Betsey, D. of Thomas and Mary (Win- 
ship) Shed, — b. Roxbury, Feb. 23, 1772; d. here, Feb. 10, 
1848. His 6 children, all b. here, follow in small capitals. 
Betsey, Feb. 7, 1796; m. here, Jan. 1, 1815, Thaddeus, S. of 
Thaddeus and Abigail (Rice) Baldwin, b. Gerry, now Phillipston, 
May 28, 1788, d. here, March 6, 1834. She lives now at Nashua, 
N. H. Their 7 children, all b. here, follow in Italics. Eliza, 
Nov. 22, 1815 ; d. on the 24th. George Loammi, March 29, 
1817 ; d. here. May 16, 1840. Sarah Ann, Dec. 29, 1819 ; m. 
here, October 13, 1840, John Field of Peterboro, N. H., lives West 
Cambridge. He first m. here, May 12, 1836, Sarah Elliot, D. of 
David and Mary (Huntington) Worcester, who b. Thornton, N. 
H., d. here June 20, 1839, leaving 2 Sons b. here, — Henry Mar- 
tyn, Octob. 3, 1837, now in H. U., and John Worcester, June 11, 
1839. Children of John Field and Sarah Ann are Sarah Ann 
Baldwin, May 9, 1846 ; William Evarts, May 29, 1848 ; Arthur 
Dwight, Dec. 23, 1850 ; George Addison, Nov. 10, 1854 ; all b. 
West Cambridge. Elizabeth Shed, Aug. 12, 1822 ; m. here, 
Octob. 13, 1840, Jeremiah B. Mason, b. Thompson, Con., June 2, 
1811, S. of Isaac and Zurviah (Bowen). They removed from here 
to Nashua, N. H., 1851. Children b. here, — George Henry, 
Aug. 11, 1841; Thaddeus Bowen, June 21, 1843; William 
Waldo, July 30, 1846 ; Sarah Ann Elizabeth, b. Nashua, Dec. 27, 


1852. Abigail Rice, Sept. 16, 1824 ; d. here Feb. 20, 1833. 
Jolm Murdoch, Jan. 4, 1828 ; d. here, Dec. 5, 1832. Thaddeus 
Augustus, Jan. 16, 1830 ; m.. Great Falls, N. H., Harriet Newell 
Edwards, and has George Edwards, b. Dec. 7, 1854. Harriet, 
Dec. 1, 1797 ; d. here, Sept. 28, 1798. Harriet, July 20, 1799 ; 
m. here, October 13, 1840, Nathan Stratton (his 2d wife). He 
b. Templeton (that part now in Phillipston), Dec. 12, 1783, S. of 
Jonathan and Sarah (Childs), removed from here. May, 1854, to 
Nashua, N. H., where she d. April 29, 1855, interred Brighton, 
May 2, leaving 1 child, Abilene Eliza, b. here Jan. 30, 1843. 
Thomas Shed, October 24, 1802 ; d. here Sept. 22, 1849, unm. 
George, April 26, 1807 ; lives Natick, unm. Charles, Sept. 8, 
1809; m. Feb. 11, 1837, Olive D., b. April 17, 1815, D. of John 
and E. Clement of Sherborn, and lives there. Children, — 
Charles Austin, April 4, 1838 ; Benjamin Holton, March 26, 
1840, d. Feb. 6, 1842 ; George William, .Tan. 20, 1842 ; Eliza- 
beth Shed, Dec. 19, 1843; John Clement, July 10, 1849 ; Clarence 
Melville, April 21, 1851. 

In the History of New Ipswich, N. H., published in 1852, is 
given a particular notice of Judge Ebenezer Champney and his 
descendants. He was grandfather of Benjamin C. Champney of 
Boston, the gifted artist, whose representations of mountain scen- 
ery have been so much admired. We append here, the line 
of the Judge, beginning in the fourth generation from Elder 
Richard. See p. 20, line 28. 

EBENEZER (S. of Solomon and Abigail), b. April 3, 1744 ; 
H. U. 1762 ; studied for the ministry and preached about 2 years ; 
afterwards read law and practised in New Ipswich, N. H. ; then, a 
few years, inGroton, and returned to New Ipswich, where he was 
engaged in his profession, and as Judge of Probate, till his death, 
Sept. 10, 1810. He m., Groton, 1764, Abigail, D. of Rev. Caleb 
Trowbridge. She d. 1775, re. 35. He m., Nov. 1778, Abigail 
Parker, who d. 1790, se. 38. He m. Susan Wyman, 1796, 
who d. same year. His 10 children follow in small capitals. 
Benjamin, b. Groton, August 20, 1764 ; lawyer there and with his 
father, at New Ipswich, where he d. 1827. He m. Mercy Parker, 
1791 ; who d. 1795, ae. 29. He m. Rebecca Brooks, New Ips- 


wich, October, 1809. His 10 children are in Italics ; — Sarah, 
July 22, 1792 ; Maria, July 23, 1793, d. Nov. 1, 1796; Benja- 
min, March 12, 1795 ; d. Nov. 13, 1813, while in Dart. Col. ; 
Edward Walter, August 18, 1810 ; m. Caroline L. Floyd, 1845 ; 
George Mather, March 6, 1812; m. Lucy Ann Brown, Jan. 13, 
1836; Maria Louisa, Nov. 14, 1813; m. F. R. Cragin, 1837; 
Ellen Eliza, October 17, 1815 ; m. John Clough, 1840 ; Benjamin 
C. (the artist), Nov. 22, 1817 ; m., Woburn, June, 1853, Maria 
Caroline Brooks, b. New Albany, Ind., and has Benjamin Kensett, 
b. Dec. 1854, at North Conway, N. H. ; Manj Jane, Nov. 22, 
1819, d. March 2, 1837; He^iry Trowhridge, Sept. 19, 1825; 
m. Lydia S. Parshley, 1849. Edw. W., Geo. M., and Henry T. 
are merchants, Boston, and live at Woburn. . Francis, b. Groton, 
Jan. 27, 1766, d. Feb. 1837 ; m. 1786, Abigail Trowbridge, b. 
Groton, 1765, d. October, 1846. He had Francis, 1788, d. 1791 ; 
Samuel, 1789, d. 1793 ; Fanny, 1793 ; Francis, 1794 ; Abigail, 
1796 ; Samuel T., h. Groton, April 10, 1798 ; m. New York, 
August 19, 1827, Mary Turpin Tajdor of Philadelphia, who d. Jan. 
8, 1848. He lives at Brooklyn, N. Y. Of his 10 children who 
follow, the 1st, 3d, and 4th were b. New York, the others, Brook- 
lyn. Samuel Trowbridge, b. Jan. 5, 1829, a physician ; Mary 
Turpin, Feb. 22, 1831, d. Brooklyn, Nov. 28, 1851 ; Francis 
Treadwell, April 8, 1833; Llerena,'Nov. 14, 1834, m., Brook- 
lyn, Dr. B. R. Marsters of Bermuda, October 10, 1855 ; Harriett 
Foster, Sept. 4, 1836, d. March 31, 1837 ; Harriett Foster, Jan. 
5, 1838, d. Aug. 29, 1838; Addison Weld, May 24, 1839; .Tohn 
Morison, Sept. 17, 1841 ; Ella, August 18, 1843 ; Josephine M., 
Jan. 5, 1846. Ferdinand, 1800. Abigail, May 4, 1767 ; m. 
Thomas Gardner, Groton, 1790, and d. 1805. Children, — 

Thomas Champney, b. 1791, d. ; Abigail, 1792; Eliza, 

1794; John, 1796; Walter; George; Mary. Hannah, Sept. 
23, 1768 ; m. James Prescott, 1792. ChMxen, — Susan, 1793, d. 
1795; Hannah, 1795, d. 1800; Susan, 1797; Lucretia; Lucy; 
James, b. and d. 1803 ; William ; Mary ; Hannah ; Maria ; 
Benjamin. Elizabeth, Sept. 12, 1770 ; d. August 27, 1775. 
Sarah, Dec 25, 1771 ; d. August 20, 1775. Ebenezer, Feb. 5, 
1774 ; d. August 29, 1775. Elizabeth, Feb. 6, 1779 ; m. John 
Preston, M. D. Ebenezer, July 19, 1781; d. 1820. He m. 
Mehitable Goodridge, and had Jonas; Nichols; Ebenezer; 
Julius ; Samuel ; Elizabeth ; Leiois. Jonas Cutler, April 17, 
1783; d. 1824. 


Notices from the Early Toivn and Church Records^ etc., not 

inserted above. 

John and Joane Chaimpxey had Mary, m. Theophilus Rich- 
ardson, Woburn, May ^, 1664; Sarah, m. John Russell, Woburn, 
October 31, 1661; John, d. Feb. 20, 1664, — all baptized, Cam- 
bridge. JoANE, m. (2d husband) Goldin Moore. Children, Han- 
7ia/t, joins church. May 18, 1666; Lydia; Ruth. 

1644, Feb. 11. Born, Deborah, D. of Christopher and Margaret 

1779, Dec. 24. Married, John Coulson and Bethia Champney. 

Children of Richard Champney were William ; Richard ; Jon- 
athan ; Noah; Samuel. (Which Richard?) 

From Copps Hill Burial-ground, Boston, Caleb Dinsdal Champ- 
ney d. Octob. 4, 1802, 3s. 26 : Sarah, wife of Capt. Caleb Champ- 
ney, d. Octob. 13, 1800. 


Richard Park, the progenitor in this country, was a proprietor 
at Cambridge in 1636. In 1647, he crosses Charles River into 
that part of the town familiarly known as Cambridge Village (the. 
territory now comprised in Brighton and Newton) where he had 
11 acres, A very ancient house near the present boundary line 
between Brighton and Newton, within a few feet of the present 
Eliot Church at Newton {Cor7ier), was taken down about the year 
1800 ; and, as Jackson in his History of Newton supposes, was 
built by him. A little to the northwest of this lay Richard Park's 
larcre tract of 600 acres, which he purchased afterwards, as bound- 
ed and described on a map affixed to the History above named. 
A particular notice may be found of him in this interesting work, 
published 1854. He d. 1665, leaving a widow, Sarah, who was 
living, 1678, at Duxbury, two daughters, one of whom, Isabel, m. 
Francis Whitmore * of West Camb., and an only son, Thomas. 
Jackson relates that Henry Parke, merchant, son and heir of 
Edward Parke, merchant of London, deceased, conveyed land 

* See Whitmore Genealogy, by W. H. Whitmore, 1855. 


in Cambridge, 1650, to John Stedman ; and he conjectures that 
Edward, Sen. of London may have been the grandfather of 
Richai'd and of the three known to have been brothers, Deacon 
William Park of Roxbury, Samuel of Medford, and Thomas of 
Stonington, Ct., and probably of Edward and Robert, proprietors 
at Cambridge. 

Descending from Richard Park, I select the line which connects 
directly with the subject of this notice, Susanna (Park) Champ- 

THOMAS (S. of Richard), b. about 1628, m. Abigail Dix, 
Watertown, 1653; settled upon the 600 acre tract. His house 
was near Bemis's mills, on the banks of Charles River. He d. Au- 
gust 11, 1690. She d. Feb. 3, 1691. Children,— T/tomas, b. 
Nov. 2, 1654, d. August 28, 1681 ; John, Sept. 6, 1656, Ahigail, 
March 3, 1658, m. John Fiske, 1679; Edivard, Aipril 8, 1661; 
Richard, Dec. 21, 1663; Sarah, March 21, 1666, m. John 
Knapp ; Rebecca, April 13, 1668, m. John Sanger, Watertown, 
1686; Jonathan, August 27, 1670; Elizabeth^ My 28, 1679, 
m. John Holland. The estate was divided among the heirs, 
1693-4. It then comprised 722 acres, and part of a corn-mill on 
Smelt Brook, erected by Lieut. John Spring. 

EDWARD (S. of Thomas and Abigail), b. April 8, 1661 ; m. 
Martha Fiske, 1679; d. March 1, 1745. Children, — Mari/m, 
May 16, 1699 ; Edioard, April 18, 1701 ; Thomas, 1703 ; Nathan, 
of Uxbridge. 

THOMAS (S. of Edward and Martha), b. 1703 ; Selectman, m., 
Newton, April 14, 1748, Elizabeth Harrington of Waltham. She 
d. here, 1766-7. He shortly after exchanged his estate here 
with James Bryant for two estates in Connecticut, at Tolland 
and Mansfield, removed to Connecticut, and married again. The 
Registry of Deeds, Mansfield, shows that he held real estate in 
the extreme N. W. portion of that town. A deed is on record 
there, which he executed, 1776. It is supposed he died there. 
His children b. here, Elizabeth ; Jonathan ; Sarah ; Thomas ; 
Anna; Joshua; Susanna (the subject of our notice); Samxicl ; 
Daniel Harrington; and by his 2d wife, after removing from 
here, Nathaniel and William. We give the Families and De- 
scendants of his children. 

ELIZABETH (D. of Thomas and Elizabeth), b. Jan. 18, 
1749, m. George Dana of this place. He descended, in 4th 


generation, from E.icliard Dana, progenitor of the Dana family in 
this country, whose large estate lay in the centre of the present 
town of Brighton, which, till 1807, was the south part of Cam- 
bridge. A writer in " Biographical Sketches of Eminent Ameri- 
can Lawyers," N. Y. 1852, on Richard II. Dana, Esq., has very 
erroneously stated that the progenitor of the family " settled 
at what is now the city of Cambridge." He could not have 
consulted the early Cambridge Records, which place Richard 
Dana's estate on the south side of Charles River, now Brighton. 
Richard came in 1640, and settled here. By Ann Bullard he had 
12 children. He died suddenly, about 1695. Four of his sons 
survived him; Jacob, h. Feb. 2, 1655; Joseph, May 21, 165- ; 
Benjamin, April, 1660 ; Daniel, March 20, 1663, d. October 10, 
1749. Daniel had a son, Caleb, b. 1697, d. here, April 28, 1769. 
Caleb had 3 sons ; — 1. Caleb,* m. here Sarah Ballard, May 24, 
1756. 2. James, b. 1735 ; H. U. 1753 ; ordained, Wallingford, Ct., 
1758, and New Haven, .Tan. 1789, where he d. August 18, 1812. 
Samuel Whittlesey Dana, memb. Cong., was his son. 3. George, 
b. here Jan. 1, 1744 ; m. Margaret, b. 1743, D. of Dr. Clarke, of 
Waltham. She d. here, Octob. 3, 1770. He m. Elizabeth Park, 
1771. He d. at Ashburnham, April 11, 1787. She m. there, 
about 1789, Alexander Parmalee of Woodstock, Vt., who d., Wind- 
sor, Vt., about 1800. She d., Woodstock, Vt., May, 1811. Chil- 
dren of George Dana and Margaret Clarke were 3 ; — George, h. 
here; m. Hannah Lathrop, Tolland, Ct., 1793; d., Sharon, Vt., 
1821. Polly, h. 1767; m. Dr. Comstock, Danbury, Ct. Phebe, 

* Caleb was father of Henry Dana, former Town Clerk of Brighton, who 
b. here 1764, m. here, August 31. 1786, Sally Wilson, d. here February 
20,1817. Henry had seven children, all b. here; — Sarah, March 27, 1787, 
(Mrs. Hill,) deceased. Charles, April 22, 1789; m. here. May 2, 1816, Esther 
Deming, and d. here, suddenly, June 1, 1845. His widow and children live 
here. Henri/ Ballard, Sept. 2, 1791 ; lives at South Scituate. Mary, March 
22, 1794 (Mrs. Lewis E. Morse); lives at Woodstock, Vt. Martha, July 
18, 1797 (Mrs. Oilman Henry) ; lives at Woodstock, Vt. Orlando Nelson, De- 
cember 10, 1800; d. at Castleton, Vt. about 1838. James, October 9, 1804 ; 
m. here, May 20, 1830, Pamelia Bowers, b. at Camden, Me., and lives here. 

Benjamin S. (Son of Henry B. Dana) b. at Woodstock, Vt. 1822, m. here. 
May 11, 1854, Catharine C. (daughter of Charles Dana), lives here. James 
Ballard Dana (S. of Charles) b. here March 8, 1824 ; m. at Eoxbury, May 19i 
1847, Lucy Baker (Peck) of Roxbury, and lives here. So that the name is 
preserved in the place, to which the ancestor came more than two hundred 
years ago, in four families of his descendants. 


m. Rev. Mr. Boardman (Baptist), Me. Children of George Dana 
and Elizabeth Park were 3 daughters who d. young, and 7 sons, as 
follows. 1. Francis, b. 1772. 2. Edmund, m. at Dayton, Ohio, 

had 1 D. Mary. He m, 2d wife, Mrs. Brown, Cliarlestown, 

and d. there, 1840. 3. Thomas, d. Watertown, unm. 4. John 
Clark, b. 1779, m. Mary Carlisle ; d. Woodstock, Vt., Feb. 24, 
1813. Had James, d. Vt. 183- ; Sarah (Mrs. Cooley), lives Mich- 
igan ; JoJm, Rochester, Vt. 5. James, b. May 29, 1780 ; m. Har- 
riet, D. of Seth Dwight, May 7, 1812, Utica, N. Y., and lives there. 
His 9 children follow in Italics. James Dioight, b. Utica, Feb. 
12, 1813, m. Henrietta, D. of Professor B. Silliman, June 5, 1844, 
New Haven, and resides there, (associate editor with B. Silliman, 
Jr. of American Journal of Science,) having Frances Henrietta, b. 
July 24, 1846 ; Edward Salisbury, Nov. 19, 1849 ; James Silli- 
man, April 16, 1853. George Strong, b. Feb. 13, 1815, m. 
Huldah Wright, Utica, 1838, and lives there, having James Wright, 
b. Aug. 15, 1842 ; George Silliman, March 7, 1844 ; Mary Brad- 
ley, Nov. 30, 1848 ; William Dwight, May 1, 1855. JoJm Wliite, 
b. March 28, 1817, d. New York, Aug. 1849. Harriet Dwight, 
b. April 8, 1820, Utica, m. May 14, 1846, J. Wyman Jones of N. 
Hampshire. Harrisoji Dwight, b. May 29, 1823, d. June 15, 
1833, Utica. He7irij, b. Sept. 18, 1825, d. June 2, 1828, Utica. 
Cornelia Elizabeth, b. March 23, 1827, d. 1854. William Buck, 
b. August 26, 1829, lawyer, Utica. Elizabeth, b. July 7, and d. 
Aug. 10, of 1835. 6. Charles, b. Nov. 6, 1781, Ashburnham, 
m. Mary Gay, D. of Timothy Swan, at Northfield, Jan. 20, 1808, 
and lives at Woodstock, Vt. His 8 children follow in Italics. 
Mary Gay, b. Dec. 26, 1809, d. Feb. 1811; Elizabeth Swan, 
Feb. 23, 1812, m. Dec. 11, 1834, ElishaL. Sabine of Woodstock, 
who d. at Grand de Tour, III., Aug. 1850, leaving 4 children 
who live at Woodstock. Charles, Dec. 15, 1813, m. Charitie 
S. Loomis, Montpelier, Vt., Feb. 16, 1848, lives at Woodstock, 
has 2 children, and 1 has d. Joseph, Dec. 13, 1815, m. Eliza 
M. Garfield, Townsend, Vt., Sept. 21, 1847, lives at Woodstock, 
has 1 child, and 1 has d. Charlotte Maria, April 7, 1818, m. 
Charles Raymond, Bridgewater, Vt., July, 1841, lives there, lias 
3 children, and 1 has d. Edicard, July 26, 1820, merchant, 
Boston, unm. Henry Swan, October 17, 1823, Dart. Col. 1849, 
Teacher, Savannah, Geo., unm. Mary Gay, Sept. 5, 1827, lives 
Woodstock, unm. 7. Caleb, 


JONATHAN (S. of Thomas and Elizabeth), b. Nov. 6, 1750; 
m. Mary, b. Worcester, Feb. 25, 1745, D. of James Trowbridge of 
Newton, who in 1739-40 m. Jerusha Park (Jonathan's 2d cou- 
sin), b. Nov. 22, 1722, D. of Ensign Richard Park and Sarah Ful- 
ler, and went to Worcester. Jonathan had 3 children, 2 sons, one 
of whom, James, died in the army, 1812, and the other about that 
time; and a daughter, Mary. She taught school in Brighton, 
1808, in a small house then standing on corner of Washington 
and Foster Streets ; and in 1809, when the old church was re- 
moved, on the dedication of the new, and converted into a Town- 
House and School-House, she first taught in that. She afterwards 
taught in Boston, and m. Mr. Seavy, a writing-master of Boston. 
Jonathan lived in Boston ; where, it was supposed, he came to his 
end by violence, some 60 years since ; his body being found 
under circumstances to justify the suspicion. 

SARAH (D. of Thomas and Elizabeth), b. June 4, 1752, d. July 
1, 1841, m. at Tolland, Ct., Joseph, S. of Joseph Hatch, who, b. at 
Tolland, 1750, d. there, March 7, 1823. Their 9 children follow 
in Italics. 1. Joseph^ b. Jan. 9, 1773, d. Penfield, N. Y., leaving 
1 son, 2 daughters. 2. Betsey, b. August 27, 1774 ; m. Alex- 
ander Abbot, at Tolland, deceased. They had 7 children ; 2 
died in infancy ; names of others, Lucius ; Luther ; Ephraim, 
deceased ; John S., deceased ; Lucy. 3. Anna, b. Sept. 24, 1776 ; 
in. Samuel Nye, deceased ; no children. 4. Sally, b. Octob. 24, 
1778 ; m. Ebenezer Tilden, deceased, leaving 8 children, — 
Welthy ; Fanny ; William ; Marvin ; Maria ; Austin ; Joseph ; 
Melissa. 5. William, b. Dec. 30, 1780 ; d. Havana, July 4, 
1798, unm. 6. Ephraim, b. March 20, 1788 ; m. Sophia Man- 
ning, 1809, and had 4 sons. She d. April 3, 1818, and he m., 
1819, Olive Robinson, of Windham, Ct., and had 4 daughters. 
Names of sons, — Seabury, b. 1809, m. ; William Dana, b. 1812, 
and has lived since 1840 at St. Francisville, West Feliciana, 
Louisiana, unm. ; Ralph, b. 1814, m. ; George, 1816, m. Daugh- 
ters, — Sophia; Melissa; Calista ; Sarah Ann; all m. ; 3 in 
Aurora, N. Y., 1 in Michigan. 7. Ruth, b. July 20, 1785 ; lives 
Tolland, unm. 8. Dana,h. Jan. 3, 1788; d. Dec. 3, 1791, by 
the kick of a horse. 9. Frank, b. April 28, 1790 ; m. Melinda 
Bingham of Ellington, Ct. ; lives at Tolland. She d. 1837, se. 42. 
They had 10 children. One b. 1817, d. 1818 ; Lucius, m. ; 
Frances M., m. ; Anson, m. ; Susan, m. ; Curtis B., m. ; Ruth 
M., m., d. Feb. 8, 1854 ; Charles B., m. ; Ora L. ; Harriet. 


THOMAS (S. of Thomas and Elizabeth), b. March 8, 1754 ; d. 
Northboro, Dec. 5, 1821. He m. at Lancaster, Abigail (Kendall), 
widow of John Wilder of Ashburnham. She d. at Stow, Jan. 18, 
1817. Her children by 1st husband were Gardner and Jolin^ 
both m. ; and a daughter who d. oe. 5 yrs. Children by 2d husband 
were Deborah ; Elizabeth ; Thomas ; Susan ; Daniel ; Abigail ; 
Caleb. The 3 sons went early together to Canada, and were not 
afterwards heard from. Deborah, b. Ashburnham, Nov. 11, 
1780 ; m. here, June 8, 1806, Keuben, S. of Edward Hastings, 
b. at Weston, 1774, and d. here, March 4, 1835. She lives now 
at West Roxbury. Reuben's 1st wife was Grace, D. of Joshua 
Jackson ; m. here, April 25, 1793 ; d. here, July 21, 1805. 
Children of Reuben Hastings, all b. here, were nine. 1. Edward, 
deceased. 2. Sarah Jackson, b. July 21, 1796 ; m. here, April 
30, 1815, Ebenezer, b. here, Feb. 19, 1793, S. of Deacon Eben- 
ezer and Martha Fuller of this place, and lives here. 3. Susan 
Dana, b. July 21, 1796 ; m. here, Sept. 17, 1815, Michael Tombs, 
and lives at Newton (Centre). 4. John, b. June 29, 1808, de- 
ceased. 5. Mary Ann, b. INIay 26, 1811, and lives here. She m. 
here, July 23, 1835, Albert, S. of Peter and Sarah (Kimball) 
Towne, b. at Andover, Sept. 28, 1804, and d. here, Sept. 26, 1855, 
leaving Elizabeth, b. here Jan. 18, 1836, and John Hastings, b. 
Sept. 24, 1837. 6. Charles ; 7. Charles ; and 8. George Jack- 
son, which 3 d. in infancy. 9. Lydia Harrington, b. October 2, 
1820 ; m. here, July 3, 1853, Henry, S. of Ebenezer and Abigail 
(Murdock) Dudley of West Roxbury (Spring Street), and lives 

Abigail and Elizabeth (Park) were successively married to 
Deacon Oliver Fisk of Sherborn. He was b. at Weston, August 
3, 1786, S. of Samuel and Abigail, and m. here, April 17, 1814, 
Abigail, b. Ashburnham, August 8, 1794, and d. Sherborn, Feb. 
18, 1820. Pie m. Nov. 9, 1820, Elizabeth, b. Ashburnham, June 
15, 1782, and they reside at Sherborn. Children of Oliver and 
Abigail were two. 1. Mary, b. Sherborn, Feb. 24, 1815; m. 
there, Nov. 24, 1842, James Abbot Cogswell of this place, b. 
Concord, Feb. 9, 1816, S. of James, Jr. and Sarah (Robey). She 
d. at Sherborn on a visit at her father's, August 21, 1850. 2. 
Samuel, b. Sherborn, Nov. 10, 1816 ; m. there, Nov. 27, 1845, 
Mary Aon, b. Newton, Jan. 3, 1805, D. of Galen and Sarah Bow- 
ditch, and they live at Roxbury. 


Susan (3d D. of Thomas and Abigail Park), m. here, October 
16, 1815, Peter Green of Northboro, where they both d. Chil- 
dren, — Susan ; Edward ; Jane ; and Abigail, who d. young. Susan 
m. Charles Talbot ; live in Indiana, having 2 children. Edward 
m. Louisa Hartwell ; live in Berlin, having 4 children. Jane 
m. Peter Fitzsimmons ; live in Natick, having Mary Jane and 

ANNA (D. of Thomas and Elizabeth), b. Feb. 5, 1756 ; m. at 
Waltham, Octob. 8, 1778, Converse, b. Weston, Jan. 20, 1755, 
S. of Josiah and I\Iary (Harrington) Bigelow. He d. Sherborn, 
April 28, 1829. She d. there, Sept. 9, 1843. Their 12 chil- 
dren follow in Italics. Betsey, b. Waltham, July 31, 1779; m., 
Sherborn, John Goulding of that place, and lives there. Anna, b. 
Templeton, ^March 21, 1781 ; lives at Sherborn. John, b. Tem- 
pleton, Jan 26, 1783 ; m., Holliston, Hannah Partridge of Gard- 
ner ; and d. Needham, Dec. 8, 1839. Converse, b. Sherborn, 
Nov. 20, 1784 ; m., Weston, Mary Viles of that place, and lives 
there, having Francis Edwin, b. Jan. 15, 1809 ; Henry Augustus, 
August 22, 1811 ; Sophia Viles, Jan. 17, 1815, d. April 30, 1851. 
Elijah, b. Sherborn, August 31, 1786 ; m. Rebecca Fisk of Wes- 
ton, and d. Sherborn, August 31, 1826. Children, Amos F., b. 
March 25, 1809, d. August 31, 1836; Elijah, b. Sept. 1810; 
Abigail, May 6, 1812, d. Octob. 17, 1835; Anna, March 25, 
1814, d. Octob. 26, 1838; John, b. Jan. 10, 1816, deceased; 
Catherine and Caroline, July 24, 1817. Calvin, b. July 27, 
and d. Octob. 9, of 1788. Calvin, b. June 30, 1790 ; m., Dover, 
Elizabeth Adams of Medway, and lives in Dover. Children all 
b. Dover, — Francis A., b. July 22, and d. August 5, of 1820 ; 
William A., August 31, 1821, m. I\Iary E. Derby ; Elizabeth 
M., March 19, 1823, d. Jan. 13, 1829 ; Francis, Nov. 26, 1824, 
m. Robey H. White ; Calvin, June 17, 1826 ; Anna Maria, Sept. 
24, 1828, m. Joseph E. Baldwin ; Charles A., July 19, 1830 ; 
Warren, March 31, 1834 ; d. Feb. 20, 1835 ; Ellen E., August 
15, 1836. Sukey, b. Sherborn, April 17, 1792 ; m. there Josiah 
Battell of Dover, where she d. August 12, 1847. Children, all b. 
Dover, — Elbridge, May 1, 1813, m. Elizabeth Drown ; Mary Ann, 
July 24,1815, m. Frederic Leland ; William, October 1, 1817, 
m. Julia A. Gay ; Susanna C, July 14, 1819, m. Caleb Lombard, 
Jr. ; Sarah Ann, October 26, 1826, m. Charles L. Drown; J. E., 
b. August 3, 1830 ; G. S., b. March 23, 1832 ; Freeman, June 5, 


1836. Sally ^ Sherborn, Feb. 4, 1794 ; m. there Nathaniel Stearns 
of Acton ; lives at Acton. Josiah, b. Sherborn, March 22, 1796, 
m. Harriet Sawin of Marlboro, and lives at Groton. Amos, b. 
Sherborn, March 17, and d. July 8, of 1798. A7nos, b. Sherborn, 
June 29, 1801 ; m. Lucie Stowe of Stow, and lives at Sherborn. 
Children, all b. Sherborn, — George C, March 11, 1828; Amos 
E., May 16, 1836; Henry, Nov. 25, 1833; Edmund D., Dec. 5, 
1838; Lucie A., May 7, 1846 ; Wesley, Nov. 16, 1847. 

JOSHUA (S. of Thomas and Elizabeth), b. August 6, 1757, and 
d. here, at Mr. Davis's, Feb. 11, 1826. He m. July 28, 1779, Sa- 
lome Hammond, b. March 20, 1760, and d. March 22, 1783. He 
m., 1784, Lois (D- of Capt. Joseph Fuller), b. Brookline, Feb. 13, 
1759, and d. here, next house north fr. Champney estate, Jan. 6, 
1823. (An error occurs in Hist, of Newton in the date of his death 
and list of his children.) His 12 children follow in small capi- 
tals. Nabby, or Abigail, b. April 29, 1780 ; m., Newton, April 
30, 1801, Samuel Davis, b. Rutland, Sept. 9, 1774. She d. here 
very suddenly, Sept. 11, 1818. He m. here, March 11, 1819, 
her sister Sukey, or Susan. She is now living at Quincy, 111. 
He died there, August 17, 1855. His 16 children, all born here, 
and all now living at Cincinnati, Ohio, except otherwise stated, 
follow in Italics. Samuel, b. Feb. 1802 ; m., Boston, Martha 
Glover, who d. Cincinnati, 1855. Of his 5 children, 3 are 
living, — Henry, m., at Eaton, N. Y., Kate O. Langdon, 
has 2 children and 1 deceased, and lives at Cincinnati ; 
Elizabeth (Mrs. Young of Cincinnati) has 3 children, and 3 
deceased ; Samuel. Joshua, b. Nov. 5, 1803 ; d. here Nov. 26, 
1807. John, b. Feb. 10, 1805 ; d. here Feb. 26, 1809. Tho7nas 
Park, b. March 20, 1807 ; d. here May 6, 1833. Charles, b. 
Octob. 10, 1809 ; m., Cincinnati, Mary, D. of Benjamin Porter of 
Danvers, Mass., and had Charles and Frank. William Williams, 
h. October 7, 1811; m., Cincinnati, Catherine Berch, and had 
"William and Charles. John Hammond, h. Sept 2, 1813; m., 
Northfield, Vt., Lucy Kinsman, and had Susan Ann ; George, 
deceased ; Elizabeth ; Charles. Susan, b. Octob. 23, 1815 ; 
m., Brookline, 1839, Francis Coolidge Griggs, S. of Nathaniel 
and Abigail, and had Edward, b. Quincy, 111., deceased ; Charles, 
b. there ; Annie, b. Boston ; Herbert and Albert, twins ; Emily ; 
Frank ; last 4 b. Cambridge. Abigail, b. August 31, 1817 ; m., 
Quincy, 111., Orlando Hovey ; live in Utah Territory ; have 

several chiUlren. George Francis, h. \^rh. 15, 1820; m., Cincin- 
nati, Nancy Wilson, and had George ; Francis ; William ; Ed- 
ward, deceased; Mary; Gilnnan Robinson. Joshua, h. Sept. 2, 
1821 ; m., Cincinnati, and has 1 child. Lucy Champneij, h. April 
14, 1823 ; d. Dec. 19, 1824. Ann Judson, h. Feb. 19, 1826 ; 
d. April 23, 1831. Adoniram Judson, b. Dec. 19, 1829. Eliza 
A7in, b. April 26, 1833; d. Sept. 1, 1834. Henry Dexter, b. Jan. 
27, 1835 ; lives at Quincy, 111. Sally, b. August 10, and d. 
Nov. of 1781. Thobias, b. October 2, 1782 ; m. here, April 23, 
1809, Margaret, b. Sept. 4, 1786, D. of Peter Johnson of East 
Sudbury. They removed from here, 1835, and now live at Somer- 
ville. Their 8 children, all b, here, follow in Italics. Emeline, b. 
1809, m., Boston,' Porter Crosby of Jaffrey, N. H., and d. Boston, 
1838, without issue. He is in California. Thomas Hammond, b. 
1811 ; m. Clarissa Eaton, b. Amherst, N. H., and lives at North 
Chelsea, and has Thomas Eaton ; Theodore ; Edward Gregory. 
George Washington, b. 1813 ; went, 1849, to California ; unm. 
Francis William, b. 1818, m.. East Boston, Eliza Jane Bazin of 
Portsmouth, N. H. ; lives E. B. ; has 2 children, and 2 deceased. 
Asa Otis,h. April 19, 1820; d. Nov. 11, 1822. Charles Ham- 
mond, b. July 14, 1822 ; d. Jan. 13, 1823. Charles Otis, b. Jan. 
17, 1824 ; lives Somerville. John Champney, b. Octob. 6, 1826 ; 
rn. Octob. 28, 1852, South Boston, Sarah Matilda, D. of Charles 
Griggs of Roxbury ; lives Somerville. His D., Lucy Emeline, b. 
Octob. 18, 1853, d. there Dec. 23, 1855. Chaeles, b. Dec. 15, 
1784 ; m. Sept. 8, 1811, Rebecca (D. of Richard and Rebecca 
Trow, of Dorchester). She d. May 31, 1823 ; and he m. at 
Quincy, May 5, 1831, Mary Ann B. (D. of Wm. Whall), and 
lives at Weymouth {Landing). His 11 children follow in 
Italics. Clarissa Augusta, b. June 24, 1812; m., Weymouth, 
June 5, 1835, James M. Beckford, S. of Robert and Hannah 
(Dame), b. Durham, N. H., March 9, 1810, and lives at 
Quincy. Children b. there, — James Robert, Octob. 1, 1836 : 
Charles Francis, Octob. 5, 1838; d. Boston, July 17, 1839; 
Richard Smith and Charles Francis, b. August 14, 1840, and 
d., Quincy, on 20 and 17 October, 1840. Charles Richard, b. 
June 17, 1813 ; m., Boston, Jan. 14, 1841, Rebecca Emerson, 
D. of Nathaniel and Elizabeth (Emerson) Montgomery, and lives 
Boston, having had a D. b. and d. October 23, 1841, and Frank 



-Montgomery, b. Jan. 15, 1849 ; d. Jan. 5, 1855. Ann Rebecca, 
b. Nov. 1, 1814; d. Sept 2, 1818. Sarah Elizabeth, b. April 27. 
1816 ; in,, Feb. 3, 1839, Andrews Lane, and lives Weymouth. 
William Henry, b. Octob. 20, 1820; m., Cambridge (Port), Sept. 
10, 1843, Dorcas Babson, D. of John and Maiy Stacy of Wiscas- 
set, Ue. She d., Newton, Aug. 31, 1853. He lives at Newton 
(Ville). Children, — William Henry, b. Octob. 22, 1844; 
Emma Augusta, July 13, 1846 ; Dorcas Amelia, Octob. 22, 
1848 ; Edward Babson, June 13, and d. Sept. 20, of 1851 ; 
Charles Webster, August 6, and d. Sept. 16, of 1853. Francis, 
b. Jan. 22, and d. Nov. 18, 1822. Francis, b. Feb. 22, and d. 
Sept. 29, 1823. Josej^h Francis, b. March 11, 1832. A son, b. 
August 25, and d. Sept. 18, 1833. Edioard Wliall, b. August 13, 
1834. George Otis, b. Octob. 7, 1838 ; d. Octob. 16, 1840. 
Manj Anne, b. July 10, 1843. Joseph, b. Sept. 14, 1786 ; d. 
here, unm., Sept. 12, 1833. Joshua, b. March 2, 1788 ; d. unm.. 
at Santa Cruz. (By an error in Hist, of Newton, p. 386, his young- 
est brother, William Aspinwall, is given as his son.) Asa, b. 
August 16, 1790 ; portrait-painter ; d. unm., Lexington Ky. 
SuKEY, or Susan, b. August 2, 1792 (Mrs. Davis), as above. 
Salome, b. Dec. 3, 1794 ; lives, Boston, unm. Daniel Harring- 
ton, b. Feb. 10, 1797; d. Feb. 3, 1828. He m. Elizabeth 
Phipps of Boston, who now lives there. Their only child, Daniel, 
b. July 3, 1824, is merchant, Boston. Eliza FIarrington, b. 
Dec. 27, 1801 ; m., Royalton, Vt., Benjamin Sargeant, and lives 
at St. Armand, Canada, having Eliza Jane, b. Dec. 1840. Wil- 
liam Aspinwall, b. Dec. 8, 1805 ; d. Boston, Sept. 2, 1853. He 
m. Elizabeth (D. of Jonathan and Abigail Stewart), b. Boston, 
May 25, 1808, and now lives there. Children, — William, h. 
April 30, 1831 ; d. April 13, 1832. Victorine O., Sept. 13, 
1831. Elizabeth, My 5, 1832. Josephine ^., April 1, 1837; 
d. June 16, 1853. Adriana, July 2, 1839 ; d. Feb. 19, 1842. 
Emeline, August 21, 1841; d. March 29, 1842. William H., 
June 23, and d. Octob. 12, 1845. William H., Nov. 23, 1846. 

SUSANNA (D. of Thomas and Elizabeth), b. Octob. 10, 
1760 ; m. Nathaniel Champney. See page 21, and the Address. 

SAMUEL (S. of Thomas and Elizabeth), d. unm., Tolland, 

Ct., about 1800. 

DANIEL HARRINGTON (S. of Thomas and Elizabeth), 
b. Julv 29, 1765: d. Royalton, Vt., April 17, 1850. He 


m. Hannah Marsli, b. Sharon, Vt., D. of Joel and Sarah, 
and d. Royalton, 1798. He ni., Sharon, Vt., VVclthy Ladd 
(D. of Samuel and Elizabeth), b. March 14, 1778, and d. Roy- 
alton, Aug. 2, 1853. His 8 children, all b. lloyalton, Vt., follow 
in Italics. Joel Marsh, b. 1796 ; d. Dec. 1814. Sarah Marsh, 
1798, m., Sharon, Vt., Rev. Francis Danforth, and d. South Had- 
ley, Sept. 1841. Hannah Marsh, Sept. 13, 1803; m., Royalton, 
Dec. 8, 1830, Rodolphus Kinney Dewey, and lives there. Chil- 
dren, — Iris, b. August 19, 1832 ; Ann, August 17, 1834; Mary, 
May 16, 1836 ; Charles Kinney, June 9, 1838; Welthy, Jan. 27, 
1840 ; Franklin, 1842, d. in infancy ; George Wright, March 25, 
1844; Henry Kirk, Jan. 18, 1846. Eliza Ladd, b. July 29, 
1807 ; m., 1826, Spencer Smith of Tunbridge, Vt., and lives 
there. Children, — 1. Cornelia Ann, b. Jan. 26, 1830; m., 
1849, Jesse Carter, Randolph, Vt., and lives there. 2. Wallace 
Fernando, April 6, 1831 ; m., 1855, Flarriet Drew of Tunbridge, 
Vt. ; lives Randolph. 3. Royal Cornelius, October 1, 1832. 4. 
Helen Ardelia, Sept. 28, 1834. 5. Marcia Jane, April 21, 1836. 
6. Charles Bruce, April 27, 1838. 7. Mary Eliza, Sept. 10, 
1839. 8. Henry Harrison, June 18, 1841. 9. Wilbur Stephen, 
Sept. 25, 1843. 10. George Washington, Oct. 23, 1845. 11. 
Welthy Adelaide, Sept. 19, 1847. 12. Agnes Arvesta, Nov. 27, 
and d. Dec. 1849. 13. Clarence L., March 25, 1851. Electa 
Ann, h. Octob. 5, 1810 ; m., Dec. 4, 1842, Robert Smith Benne- 
son, b. Dec. 5, 1807, at Newark, Del. They live at Quincy, III. 
Children, — Alice Adaline, b. April 8, 1844; Anna Jane, July 
24, 1846 ; Susan Caroline, Feb. 8, 1848 ; Cora Agnes, June 10, 
1851. Sitsan CJigjji^neii/, b. Dec. 22, 1812; d. unm., 1841. 
Welthy Jane, b. Jiine 28, 1819 ; m. here, April 22, 1845, James 
Clark of St. Johnsbury, Vt., and has Susan Champney, b. here 
August 31, 1846. Charles Dana, b. August 15, 1821 ; m. 
Miranda Clark, Royalton, Vt., and d. 1847, leaving Susan, b. 
Jan. 12, 1847. 

NATHANIEL (S. of Thomas, by 2d wife) was accidentally 
shot, when about 18 years old, by a companion, on a gunning ex- 
cursion at Springfield, Mass. 

WILLIAM (S. of Thomas by 2d wife) went some 60 years 
since, at about the age of 21, to Western New York, in company 
with a son of Joseph Hatch ; and was living, some 6 years since, 

The publication of this Address, which was kindly solicited, on 
its delivery, by the family of my respected parishioner, has been 
delayed, these months, ihat the genealogical matter accompanying 
it might be gathered from widely scattered branches of the parent 
stock. This partial notice of the Champney and Park families 
may serve as a nucleus, about which other hands may complete 
the genealogy. 

F. A. W. 

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