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Ensign John Moor 


Born 1696— Died 1786 



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Ownership record and number of this copy 3 

Author 's statement 7 

Ready Reference list, first three generations 8 

Longevity list, Moore descendants over 80 years 10 

Chapter I, England — Moore family and arms 13 

Chapter II, Origin of Samuel Moor, Mariner 16 

Chapter III, Samuel Moor, Mariner, in Portmouth 25 

Mary, wife of Samuel Moor, Mariner, . 35 

Cj Chapter IV, Col. Samuel Moore of Portsmouth 39 

SO Chapter V, The Sias family 43 

Chapter VI, John Sias of Wells, Dover and Durham 46 

*N Roberts-Pitman ancestry of Hannah Sias . . 51 

Chapter VII, John Moor in Durham 55 

1 Early Moore locations in Canterbury (with 

map) 66 

Chapter VIII, Ensign John Moor in Canterbury 68 

The Moore cave 68 

:,\ Hackett-Moor agreement 76 

M Chapter IX, Lt. William Moore 81 

r Chapter X, Col. Archelaus Moore 89 

\^ Chapter XI, Capt. Samuel Moore 98 

>y Samuel Moore tavern 100 

\ Chapter XII, Nathaniel Moore 106 

Capt. Henry Elkins and Mary Moore 110 

Family record, blank pages 113 

Section A, Descendants Lt. William Moore 125 

Section B, Descendants Col. Archelaus Moore 165 

Section C, Descendants Capt. Samuel Moore 219 

Section D, Descendants Nathaniel Moore 267 

Bennett family 269 

Howard P. Moohe. 


This book records what has been collated relating to Sam- 
uel Moor, Mariner in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, in 1696, and 
to all of his descendants. He had but two children of whom we 
have any knowledge, John and Samuel. The latter died with- 
out issue and this work has to do with the offspring of John, 
who in 1727, as a citizen of Durham, N. H., was a Grantee of 
the new town of Canterbury, N. H., and one of its first settlers. 

The posterity of John have been pursued into nearly every 
state of the Union and even across the sea. That some have 
eluded discovery should not be laid to a lack of diligence on 
the part of the compiler. The absence of vital statistics in 
many towns in New Hampshire and other states, the compara- 
tively few people of good memories now living, the indifference 
of many descendants of the present generation and, finally, the 
reaching of that unprofitable situation where a ton of straw is 
threshed over again for a grain of wheat; all have contributed 
to the final closing of the search and laying before the descend- 
ants the result. 

It is probable, however, that of those descended from John 
Moor fully 95% who have lived and died or are still living are 
herein recorded. 

A labor of love is careless of time. It is fifteen years 
since the work was actively begun. As the vizualization and 
reconstruction of the lives of our ancestors proceeded, a feeling 
of responsibility gripped me. The wealth of material should 
be placed, at whatever personal financial cost, in the hands of 
the living offspring of John and Hannah Moor. The large 
aggregate preparatory expense has been cheerfully borne and 
the price of the book has been fixed at about half the ascertained 
cost of printing and binding alone. 

H. P. M. 

56 Cedar St., New York, January, 1918. 

The Descendants of 


Children and grandchildren of Ensign John Moor, b. 1696, d. 
1786, and of Hannah Sias, his wife, b. 1700, d. 1786. 

I. Lieut. William Moore, b. 1720, d. 1804, married "Mar- 
gret" and had 

1. Agnes, b. 1743, d. young. 

2. Sarah, b. 1744, no further record. 

3. Elizabeth, b. 1747, m. Nathaniel Glines ; 10 ch. 

4. Mary, b. 1749, d. young, 

5. Lydia, b. 1752, d. young. 

6. Capt. Joseph, b. 1754, m. Elisabeth Whidden ; 11 ch. 

7. William, Jr., b. 1757, m. cousin, Mary Moore ; 7 ch. 

8. Susannah, b. 1759, no further record. 

9. Janne, b. 1764, m. Nathaniel Whidden; 8 ch. 

II. Col. Archelaus Moore, b. 1722, d. 1798, m. Hannah El- 
kins : 4 ch. 

1. Hannah, b. 1746, possibly m. a Clough. 

2. John Jr., b, 1748, m. Abia Stevens ; 13 ch. 

3. Elkins, b. 1751, d. young. 

4. Abigail, b. 1754, m. Capt. Benjamin Sias; 8 ch. 

III. Elizabeth Moore, b. 1724. No further record. 

IV. Capt. Samuel Moore, b. 1726, d. 1776, married (1st) 

Joanna ; (2nd) Susannah Webster and had 

1. Samuel, Jr., b. 1751, m. Mary ; 1 ch. 

2. Joanna, b. 1754, m. Obadiah Mooney ; no eh. 

3. Elkins, b. 1756, m. — ; 1 ch. 

4. Mary, b. 1759, m. William Moore, her cousin, above. 

5. Thomas, b. 1761, m. Comfort Perkins; 9 ch. 

6. Hannah, b. 1763, no further record. 

7. Archelaus, b. 1766, m. Elizabeth Marden ; 1 ch. 

8. John, Jr., b. 1769, m. Hannah Morrill ; 4 ch. 

9. Reuben, b. 1770, m. Nancy Hall, 9 ch. 

10. Susannah, b. 1775; m. Abiel Foster; 11 ch. 

11. Stephen, b. 1776, m. Phebe Kimball; 12 ch. 

Ensign John Moor 

V. Sarah Moore, b. 1729. No further record. 

VI. Nathaniel Moore, b. 1733, d. 1817, m. Eliz. Morrill ; 9 ch. 

1. Ezekial, b. 1763, m. (1st) Alice Morrill, (2nd) 

Mary Merrill; 11 ch. 

2. John, b. 1765, m. Tabitha Davis; 6 eh. 

3. Jonathan, b. 1775, m. SaWy Glines ; 4 ch. 

4. Da\dd, b. 1779, m. Hannah Buswell; 7 ch. 

5. Elizabeth, b. , m. Joseph Bennett; 9 ch. 

6. , b. , m. "Danford" (Moses Danforth?) 

7. , b. , dau., lived to great age. 

8. Abigail, b. , not married. 

9. Nathaniel, Jr., b. , m. Mary ; 3 ch. 

VII. Hannah Moore, b. 1737. No further record. 

VIII. Mary Moore, b. 1740, d. 1812, m. Capt. Henry Elkins; 
11 ch. 

1. Hannah, b. 1758, m. Josiah Marston; 3 ch. 

2. Mary, b. 1760, m. Nathaniel Leavitt ; 4 ch. 

3. Sarah, b. 1764, m. James Sanborn; 4 ch. 

4. Henry, b. 1766, unmarried. 

5. Abigail, b. 1768, unmarried. 

6. Jeremiah, b. 1770, m. Mary Batchelder ; 5 ch. 

7. Joanna, b. 1772, m. John Perkins ; 9 ch. 

8. Betty, b. 1774, m. Stephen and Jacob Coffin. 

9. John, b. 1777, m. Millie Brown; 1 ch. 

10. Thomas, b. 1780, m. Lydia Marston ; 6 ch. 

11. Jonathan, b. 1783, m. Joanna Drew ; 9 ch. 

217 descendants in 3 generations. 

10 The Descendants of 


Moore descendants reaching the age of 80 years. 

Ensign John^ Moore, 90 years. 
Hannah, his wife, 90 years. 

William^ Moore line : 

William^ Moore 85 

Elizabeth" (Moore) Glines 100 

Jeremiah^ Glines 89 

Sophia^ (Glines) Meacham 81 

AsheP Glines 82 

Emily'' (Glines) Healey 81 

Elizabeth^ (Glines) Sias 84 

Mary M.« (Dane) Wheelock 91 

Betsey^ (Dane) Hayes 84 

NathanieP Dane 80 

Sophia G.^ (Meacham) Meacham 80 

Caroline^ (Flood) Huston 82 

Joseph* Moore 81 

Sally^ Moore 81 

Nancy^ (Moore) Doe 85 

Hannah^ Moore 91 

Jane* (Moore) Whidden 83 

Anna Jane® (Thompson) Prescott 92 

Sally® (Whidden) Huckins 92 

Margaret Ann'^ (Whidden) Piper 80 

Pitts William® Whidden 83 

Cyrus^ Moore 86 

SamueP Moore line: 

Sarah T.® (Moore) Smith 83 

Stephen^ Moore 92 

James D.® Moore 89 

Samuel E.® Moore 82 

Albert C.® Moore 81 

Sylvanus C.® Moore 80 

Joseph Morrill® Moore 82 

Hiram G.^ Moore 80 

Jacob KimbalP Moore 84 

Sarah Sawyer^ Moore 90 

Martha K.^ (Moore) Cogswell 93- 

Ensign John Moor 11 

Arehelaus^ Moore line: 

Hannah'' (Moore) Hill nearly 100 

Jacob* Moore 86 

Martha* (Moore) Osgood-Osborn 83 

William* Moore 84 

Sally* (Moore) Currier 90 

Hiram S.<* Matthews 83 

Lucinda J.^ (Moore) Moody 87 

Climena M.^ (Moore) Sleeper 82 

AbigaiP (Moore) French 83 

Lydia A.'' (Moore) Warren 81 

Jeffei^on M.*' Moody 8a 

Hannah M.^ (Moody) Sanborn 84 

Caroline*' Sleeper 82 

Jacob D. Osgood , 87 

SamueP Sias 81 

Arehelaus^ Sias 82 

Harriet^ (Sias) Choate 88 

Nancy® (Sias) Brown 81 

Amelia® (Sias) Mathewson 88 

Soloman® Sias 82 

Harriet SJ Choate 80 

NathanieP Moore line : 

NathanieP Moore 83 

David* Moore 83 

Ruth^ (Bennett) Dickerman 83 

Elizabeth^ (Bennett) Dickerman 84 

AbigaiP (Bennett) Elliott 92 

Esther^ (Moore) Moore 83 

John S.« Chase 82 

John® Haines 87 

Rebecca® Haines 81 

Sylvanus® Whicher 82 

Almira® (Whittier) Harrison 85 

Abraham M.^ Moore 83 

William P.^ Moore 83 

Orville B.^ Moore 89 

Mary' (Moore) Elkins line: 

Sarah* (Moore) Sanborn 100 

Joanna* (Moore) Perkins 93 

Josiah^ Marston 81 

Mary^ Elkins Locke 80 

Polly^ Perkins Towle 89 

Total — Seventy-two persons. 

Chapter I. 


In 1712 an authenticated pedigree was drawn up by John 
Philpot, Somerset Herald. He commenced with Thomas De la 
More, Esq., who first held the Manor of "More Place," whence 
the name Avas somewhat variously written "De More," "De la 
More" and "Atte More" until the general relinquishment of 
such prepositions during the reign of Henry VI. 

The progenitor of the ancient and noble family of Moore 
came from Normandy shortly after the Conquest in 1066 and 
acquired a very considerable estate in Kent called the Manor of 
Moore Court, where the family resided until the removal of the 
representative branch of the family to Moore Place in Benenden 

It is believed that the origin of the name "Moore" was 
owing to the estate being located on a "moor" or boggy heath. 

Thomas De la More was living during the reign of Henry 
II, as evidenced by a deed in which his grandson is styled 
"John, the son of Henry, son of Thomas De la More, and bear- 
ing date at Moore Place on St. Vincent's day, 1280, in the 
ninth year of the reign of Edward I. Thomas De More left 
issue, Henry de More, who had four sons, the eldest of whom, 
John de More, died in the reign of Edward II, leaving issue 
by wife Matilda two sons, Thomas and Henry. Thomas and 
Joan his wdfe had John More or Moore, who flourished during 
the reign of Richard III and left issue, Thomas and John. 

Thomas de More, the successor, married Catherine, heiress 
of the Benendens of Benenden, when the family removed to 
Benenden and built an estate subsequently known as Moore 
Place. Thomas de More was succeeded by William Moore, of 
Moore Place, who by marriage with Margaret, daughter of John 
Brenchley, secured the inheritance of Bettenham and the Moat 
Islands in Kent. 

Walter Moore, the son of William of Benenden, died 1504 
and left issue, Thomas and WiUiam. The former, who next 

14 The Descendants of 

represented the family, had three sons, John, Edward and 
Thomas. John Moore, his successor, who was of Pluckney, Kent, 
left issue according to the older records, six sons and one daugh- 
ter, by his wife Margaret, daughter and heiress of John Brent, 
Esq., of Charing, Kent. Sir Edward, one of these sons, was 
ancestor to the Marquis of Drogheda, and another, Sir Thomas, 
was ancestor to the Earl of Charleville, now extinct titles. 

Sir Edward, heir to his cousin, Nicholas Moore (1556), has 
the distinction of being with his brothers the first of the Moore 
line to settle in Ireland. Sir Edward so distinguished himself 
there in the time of the rebellion that Queen Elizabeth pre- 
sented him with the Abbey of Mellefont (County Lowth) and 
in 1579 he was knighted at the historic camp between Limerick 
and Kilmallock. About 1599 he commanded during the con- 
flicts against Tyrone,* 


Thirty-nine different coats of arms are registered by those 
bearing the name of Moore. They show little or no relation to 
one another. It would be quite futile to copy even the descrip- 
tion of them, especially those granted since the appearance of 
our first known ancestor in America, Samuel Moore, the mariner, 
in Portsmouth in 1696. 

Sir Thomas O'Connor Moore, the 11th and present living 
Baronet, residing at Ross Carbury, County Cork, bears arms 
described as follows: 

Argent, two bars sable between nine martlets, gules. 
Crest, an heraldic tiger's head couped, argent, pierced 
through with a broken spear, proper. The motto "Fortis 
cadere, cedere non potest" (The brave man may fall but 
cannot yield) is the only resemblance to the arms of the 
Earl of Drogheda and his descendants at Moore Abbey 
(County Kildare-Ireland) London, Malvern (Victoria- Aus- 
tralia) Gorey (County Wexford) and Dublin. 

The Lord Mayor of London in 1682 bore arms: "Ermine 
three greyhounds courant; Sable, and for augmentation on a 

Ensign John Moor 15 

canton gules a lion of England." Sir John Moore, Bishop of 
Norwich, 1697, bore arms: "Ermine on a chevron three cinque- 
foils." Nicholas Moore of the Inner Temple, London, was 
granted on April 28, 1569, arms: "A moorcock proper, argent. 
Crest, on a mount vert, a moor-cock, ppr." In 1635, Alexander 
Moore of Grantham, Lincolnshire, was granted arms: "Gules, 
on a chief indented, argent, three mullet sable. Crest, a lion 
pass, reguard, gu. ducally gorged and chained, argent." 

Those who desire to pursue the subject may easily find at 
least 34 other coats of arms of record. To others it should be 
sufficient to state that there is no "Moore coat of arms" 
having ancient, persistent and consistent characteristics, or one 
of a period and antiquity which would justify an American 
Moore of English ancestry in looking on it as probably that 
borne by generations of his forebears. 

When exhaustive study or a lucky chance discloses the con- 
nection between humble Samuel Moor of Portsmouth and his 
immediate English ancestry a sufficient incentive will exist for 
ascertaining which of the several noble families of Moore in 
English history we may claim as our own. 

Chapter II. 


The search for the origin of Samuel Moor, a mariner who 
appeared in Portsmouth for the first time in 1696, has been 
fruitless except that the exhaustion of the material in this 
country naturally directs us elsewhere. It is the hope of the 
writer that eventually the Parish Registers of all England, 
if necessary, particularly those of Devonshire and Kent, will 
be examined for the disclosure of the birth of our ancestors, 
their marriages and places of habitation. 

A vague tradition that John Moor of Canterbury was 
born on the Island of Jersey in the English Channel was re- 
sponsible for the commission given by the writer to an emin- 
ent genealogist there. The vital statistics (all in French) of 
every Parish in Jersey were gone over. The gleanings were 
few and of little interest. 

Savage in his Genealogical Dictionary (recounting the 
principal names in New England previous to 1700) gives no 
less than 14 bearing the name John Moor and 4 that of Samuel 
Moor. The expense of visiting, not once but several times, 
and the enormous labor of examining the material at the legal 
depositories of record in Boston, East Cambridge, Salem, Ports- 
mouth, Exeter, Dover and Concord have yielded negative re- 
sults. Discarding at the outset the question of spelling (for 
it was early found that little or no significance attached to 
the way the name was written, whether More, Moor or Moore, 
although the latter mode has gradually become uniform) and 
looking only for those individuals who could have been Samuel, 
the mariner, or his sons, John and Samuel, the writer has re- 
served the following for brief notice : 

■William Moore of Ipswich who died 1671 (will, 1660, at 
Salem) had "William, Thomas, Mary (who married Powell) 
Ruth ("Robye") and Elizabeth. William removed to Exeter, 
N. H. and had (will, 1747) William, Thomas and Mary (Coker) 
and from this line came the Moores of Stratham, N. H., and 
Parsonsfield, Me. William was prominent in the local govern- 

Ensign John Moor 17 

ment of the Exeter-Hampton-Portsmouth settlements and is 
of record attending court, at Portsmouth, the seat of Provincial 
Government for many years, when Samuel Moor was there 
but there are no indications pointing to family connection, 

Richard Moore of Salem, Mass. In 1903 his gravestone 
in the Charter St. ground was found to be the only one in 
existence of a Mayflower passenger. There is none at 
Plymouth. He was born in 1614 (parish register of Shipton, 
Shropshire, Eng.) and was mentioned in the account of Gov- 
ernor Bradford. He removed to Salem in 1637 and died in 
1696 leaving, so far as recorded, Caleb who died 1644, un- 
married, Richard, Jr., living 1691 with "6 or more children" 
of whom Samuel died 1679 at 9 days (stone near his grand- 
father's) "a child" born 1674, Thomas 1679, Christian 1681 
and Sarah 1683. Richard, Sr. 's other children were girls, 
Susannah, who married Samuel Dutch and Christian who mar- 
ried Joshua Conant. The wife of Richard, Jr., was Sarah 
and he was a mariner but it will be seen that he could not 
have had a Samuel old enough to have been the father of 
John of Canterbury, born 1696. This seems to dispose effectu- 
ally of any chance that the latter was of Mayflower ancestry. 

Another Salem family was that of Thomas Moore. In 
1636 the records state that "Thomas Moore sonne to Widoe 
Moore and his wife are received for inhabitants and may have 
one fishing lot on the neck," and the same year "Thom Moore, 
Thom Moore's widow, John Moore and Samuel Moore" were 
in a long list of persons granted lands at Jeffrey Creek, noAv 
Manchester. Samuel Moore, juryman in 1637, was probably 
the latter and the same that in 1637 "had a family of 7 per- 
sons" of whom we can find only Samuel and Remember, bap- 
tised in 1636 and 1639, We cannot trace Samuel, the son. He 
would in any event be too old to be Samuel the mariner of 
Portsmouth but he might have had a son the father of the 
latter. If so, the chances of discovering the fact are exceed- 
ingly remote. Thomas, son to Widow Moore removed in 1636 
to Southold, L. I. (Prof. Moore in "Rev. John Moore of New- 
town") and had 4 sons of whom Thomas, born 1639 had, bap- 
tised 1676 a Samuel of whom no further account is given but 
who is not likely to have been the father of John of Canter- 

18 The Descendants of 

bury, born 1696, Richard of the Mayflower coming to Salem 
the year after the Widow Moore and her family appear may 
have been related to them, the name Thomas being common 
to both families, but the Shipton records show that they were 
not nearer than cousins if related at all. The registers of the 
Parish of More in Shropshire with those of Shipton contain a 
great many of the family but the lines are difficult to trace 
and require a careful comparison of land and probate records. 

Richard Moore of Lynn, Mass., married 1662, had wife 
Elizabeth (Elizabeth Wild, of Ipswich) and a son, Samuel born 
]688 (who had children) too late to have been father of John 
of Canterbury. 

Professor James W. Moore (died 1909) of Easton, Pa., in 
his admirable work, published 1903, "The Rev. John Moore 
of Newtown, L. I." wrote (1904) "I collected all the Johns 
from every source and then threw out those who could not 
have been the Rev. John" who, it appears, was at Lynn, 1641, 
Salem, 1643, Cambridge, 1646, and settled at Newtown, Long 
Island, New York, in 1647, Prof. Moore has the following on 
the name: "The family of Moore is wide-spread. The Eng- 
lish families are said to have their origin in Thomas de More 
on the list at the embarkation at Saint Valery under William 
the Conqueror in 1066. He held a command at the battle of 
Hastings, fought October 14th, and survived. In the Dooms- 
day Book, 1086, several places called More are mentioned. 
After 1554 many went to Ireland. John Moor was a sailor of 
Henry Hudson in 1609," The Rev. John's family is believed 
to have been of Kent County, Eng. His posterity are mostly 
in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. 

Samuel Moore, a merchant of New York City (will 1675) 
had a son Samuel who married Sarah Smith in 1705 and 
consequently could not have been Samuel of Portsmouth. 

In 1660 quite a colony went from Newbury, Mass., at the 
invitation of Gov. Carteret of New Jersey and founded Yv^ood- 
bridge, N, J. Among those persons Avas Samuel Moore who 
married at Newbury, Mary, daughter of William Illsley, in 
1656. Samuel died 1688 leaving a son Samuel, born 1670 who 
in 1693 was a Marshal of the court there and otherwise prom- 
inent and is not likely to have left Woodbridge. 

Ensign John Moor 19 

There was at Newbury, Mass. (Salem probate records), 
Lieutenant Jonathan Moore who died 1692, whose father was 
Edmund Moore who died about 1704, surviving his son. Jon- 
athan left a Samuel, not of age in 1692 and not of interest 
to us as he was, it seems from another source, born in 1688. 

Ann Hibbins, who was executed June, 1656, in T3osTon for 
witchcraft, in her will gave her eldest son John Moore (who 
was with his mother before she died) "a double portion of 
my whole estate." The only other sons named were Joseph 
and Jonathan. 

John Moore, a Brewer, of Boston, died 1693 and was 
buried in King's Chapel yard. His wife "Lydia Kingsman 
formerly the wife of John Moore" who died 1709 was also 
buried there. They had, (baptised in the First church) Sarah, 
Hannah, John, Thomas, Sarah, Catherine, Rachel and Abigail. 
One of the tombs (No. 23 on the outside of the entrance and 
at the left, not now to be seen) of King's Chapel was that of 
William Moore. Nothing further is given in "King's Chapel 
Epitaphs. ' ' 

October 17th, 1715 Samuel Moor made his will in 'Boston, 
giving his "money and plate to the old meeting house and 
the South meeting house equally" and "all my goods and 
movables to the poor widows of the town of Boston" and 
"to my brother-in-law John Burnett of Windham in Con- 
octocut the sum of 5 pounds current money of New England. ' ' 
An examination of the signature to this will (Suffolk Probate) 
and a comparison with that of Samuel of Portsmouth (Court 
paper, Sec'y. State's office, Concord) precluded the acceptance 
of any theory of identity. The writings are dissimilar. Wind- 
sor, Ct., records show that Samuel Moore, born 1669, was the 
son of John of Simsbury but give nothing of his marriage. 

The discovery of the family deed of 1722 disposing of the 
Portsmouth home of Samuel Moor, mariner, our ancestor laid 
at rest conjectures that John Moor of Canterbury was of the 
Scotch-Irish Moor family of Londonderry, N. H. That entire 
colony came from the North of Ireland in 1717 and named 
their new home after that which had been their refuge for 
some years after their emigration from Scotland. Among 
them were John (born 1692), Samuel and James, a John (born 

20 The Descendants of 

1683) and William (born 1680). The gravestones of John 
and of his wife and that of "William may still be seen in the 
cemetery at East Derry, N. H. Among the descendants of 
this family who fought for the independence of the Colonies 
was John Moor who was at Bunker Hill and in later campaigns 
and became successively Ensign, Lieutenant and Captain. An- 
other of the same name served early in the war. He also was 
of the Scotch-Irish branch. 

But a few and only the most interesting of the Moore 
families of New England and New York of the period in 
question have been reviewed and after passing over the large 
Sudbury, Mass., family, being collated by John H. Moore. 
Esq. of Concord, Mass., which does not offer much of 
promise to the readers of this account, it remains to note the 
confusing strains of Moores of the Isles of Shoals and of York 
and Kittery in Maine. They were close geographically to our 
Portsmouth ancestors but so far as can be ascertained had 
no connection with them. 

The first Moor in Portsmouth seems to have been Thomas 
who Vt^as one of the Stewards sent by Mason into his planta- 
tion in New Hampshire in 1636. There are no vital records of 
that early period and nothing is knoAvn of him. In 1669 a 
Thomas Moore (aged 43 years) made a deposition but he 
Avould have been too young for the above Thomas as A\ell as 
too young for the Thomas of Salem "sonne to Widoe Moore." 
In the same year (1669) there was a Daniel Moore serving 
on the Coroner's Jury in Portsmouth, also mentioned in 1660 
in court cases. In "Old Kittery Families" Daniel Moore in 
1669 was a blacksmith and sold and moved to Poi-tsmouth. 
In 1696 he was summoned to court. In 1668 he sued Thomas 
Brattle but was hardly in Portsmouth in 1693 for we have a 
poll of the inhabitants and no Moore is mentioned. He must 
have been born previous to 1640 but in any case is of little 
interest to us. 

Some mystery surrounds the Moores of the Isles of Shoals. 
On a clear day these beautiful small islands, inhabited in the 
earliest times by fishermen, can be seen from Portsmouth and 
Newcastle on the horizon floating between sea and sky. There 
were John Moor and his wife Margaret and John, Jr., and his 

Ensign John Moor 21 

wife Agnes. It is probable that there were children but no 
records exist. John Moor seems to have been of a combative 
disposition. In 1667 Matthew Millet sued him for 7 quintals 
of fish (Jury for Dft.). In 1668 Peter Glanfield sued him for 
saying he "was an old cheating rogue and that he had stolen 
114 yards of cloth out of his, the same More's capoc(?) and 
that he would prove it" (jury for plf. 2sh. damages, 41sh. 
costs). 1668 John Moor sued one Gregory, an action for 
slander for abusing his wife (jury for plf. 2sh. damages, 36sh. 
costs). In 1668 John Moor of the Isles of Shoals was bound 
over in 5 pounds for the next court for selling liquor without 
warrant "fishing waying being over" from which it seems 
that during the weighing season it was allowable. He did not 
appear in court in Portsmouth as ordered. In 1669 he was 
arrested for selling wine, beer or cider without license ; not 
proven he was discharged. In the same year he sued John 
Banfield for "staying at his mooring whereby he is much dam- 
nified" (injured) ; Jury for Plf. 55 sh. damages (evidently 
a more serious matter than slander) 1 pound 16 sh. costs. In 
1669 he was fined 20 shillings "for striking Edward Beals, 
the which he owned in coiu't and to pay it to Beals." In 
1668-9 John Moor, Sr., of Star Island bought land on Spruce 
Creek, Kittery, thus seeming to leave the vShoals for the main- 
land but in 1672 he took the oath as Constable for the Shoals 
for the ensuing year and in 1673 he drew as pay and fees, 
4 pounds, 4 shillings. In 1677 Agnes was granted adminis- 
tration of the estate of her late husband, John Moore, Jr., 
and made oath that there were 50 acres of land, a house, a 
stage (fish drying rack) and a mooring place in Spruce Creek, 
Kittery. In 1681 John Moor gave a bond, property on Star 
Island, and sold out there. In 1687 his wife, Margaret, was 
a widow. 

There is no known connection between the above and Wil- 
liam More, of York, Me., who in 1691 in his will mentions 
^\ite, Dorothy (who was a Dixon), sons John, Robert, William 
and Thomas, to the latter of whom he gives "the house if he 
is dutiful to his mother." There was no Samuel but there 
was Robert and Eleanor and, it seems, though not in the will 
and very likely posthumus, Dorothy, names not found perpetu- 
ated by John Moor of Canterbury. 

22 The Descendants of 

Strange to say there was born July 9, 1696, in Kittery, 
John Moor, first child of Capt. John More and Sarah Cutts 
(Cutts Genealogy) which, it will be seen, was in the same year, 
only 3 months later than and probably close by where John 
Moore of Canterbury saw the light. John of Kittery, born 
1696, married Elizabeth Fernald in 1721 and had (in which it 
would appear the Cutts Genealogy is in error, being 22 years 
after marriage) Dennis 1743, Mary, 1746, John, 1748 and 
Ebeneezer, 1750. Capt. John was probably the son of John 
More of York who had also a son Samuel, who could not sign 
his name and was therefore not Samuel of Portsmouth, mar- 
iner, whose petition of 1697 shows that he was an educated 
man, for the times, and wrote an excellent hand. John Moore 
of York, the father of Captain John and Samuel in will (1713) 
signed by his mark, had wife, Martha (daughter of Jeremiah 
Walford who died 1660) and daughter "Marcy" and three 
other daughters not named. The names of the other sons 
of Capt. John More of York, Eobert, Jonadab, Edward and 
Ebeneezer, do not point to a connection with Samuel, mariner 
of Portsmouth. The Moores of York and Kittery must there- 
fore be dismissed from further consideration. 

In Portsmouth in March, 1693-4 over 300 persons, prob- 
ably most of the adults in town, were assigned seats in the 
meeting house. There is no Moore in the list and there was 
none in a similar list in Newcastle (then as large as Ports- 
mouth, or ''The Bank") in 1692-3. This would indicate that 
Samuel Moor, mariner, came to Portsmouth between March, 
1693-4 and December 2, 1696 when he was first found, called 
to serve on the jury. On the tax rate for 1672, the Poor rate 
for 1691 and the Strawberry Bank rate of 1690 no Moore ap- 
pears in Portsmouth, 

The ancestry of Thomas Moore of Boston "carver" is 
not clear but he was not son of William More of York. That 
Thomas had wife Hannah and in 1711 sold Harker's Island 
and is described as "laborer or yeoman." Thomas of Boston, 
however, had wife Abigail (daughter of John Banfield of 
Portsmouth, married to Thomas Moore, 1715-Pierce). One 
of them was doubtless the Thomas who was "rated" to the 
new meeting house in 1717 in Portsmouth. In 1722 the town 

Ensign John Moor 23 

of Barrington was granted to all the tax payers of Portsmouth 
among whom was John Moor, afterward of Canterbury, and 
his mother, Mary. The List contains the name of Thomas 
Moore. There was also a Peter Moore who later settled in 
Barrington and left a son John who had (will 1781) a son, 
Peter. They were from Eochelle, France, their name being 
sometimes spelled Moe or Mo. In 1728, Thomas Moore of 
Boston, carver, sold his Barrington land and in 1736, Samuel 
his son, also "carver" by occupation, sold land in Portsmouth. 
In 1730, Sarah More of Boston in presence of Thomas and 
Samuel More sold land in Portsmouth, she being one of the 
grandchildren of Edward Beal, late of Newcastle, fisherman. 
In 1754 Sarah was Sarah Muddle of Ramsgate, Kent, England, 
as appears by her deed disposing of her interest in Portsmouth 

Making conjectures based on the settled customs of that 
date as to the naming of offspring for the parents of those 
having them we should look for the ancestors of John Moor 
of Canterbury in Moore families containing the names of Sam- 
uel, John and William, rather than those of Richard, Thomas, 
James, Robert or Daniel. It appears, however, that John and 
Hannah Moor did not name their children according to the 
prevailing practice; the first born son after the father's father, 
for instead of Samuel they named him William (and perhaps 
this is a clue to ancestry in the Exeter, Newbury and Ipswich 
lines of Moores) and instead of naming their first born daugh- 
ter after the mother's mother they named her Elizabeth and 
not Ann. Likewise instead of naming the second son after 
the mother's father, John, they called him Samuel, 

One hope remains that in the court records now filed in 
the office of the Secretary of State at Concord by titles of 
cases only, the indexing will be carried out to include every 
name, thereby disclosing something more about Samuel Moor, 
father of John of Canterbury, which may help us to his an- 

24 The Descendants of 


A few fragments remain, none of them existing in written 
form previous to 1880. They may furnish an incentive to 
further research but are, in the light of the great mass of 
ascertained facts now available, except in one or two instances, 
probably more misleading than helpful. 

Horatio Nelson Moore, writing from Seattle in 1880, said 
"John Moore came from Ireland" and "was a tanner by 
trade." About this time (1881) John Haines of Waltham, 
Mass., secured and copied the notes of Col. Matthias Moore, 
which have since disappeared, and wrote down that "John 
Moore was born on the Isles of Jersey in the English Chan- 
nel, April 9, 1696, came to New England prior to 1722" and 
"He was a tanner by trade." Dwight Moore of Closter, 
N. J., recollects that his father, Col. Matthias Moore, always 
said that his first Moore ancestor was born in Newburyport 
in 1696, the family coming from Devonshire, Eng. Merrill 
Moore, brother to Col. Matthias Moore, wrote in his Bible, 
"John Moore, born in England, April 9, 1696." One of these 
latter traditions is quite possibly correct and the writer would 
look in England, first in Devonshire and next in Kent. John. 
B. Moore of Gilmanton and Belmont wrote the compiler in 
1903 that "John Moore was Scotch-Irish and was born on the 
Island of Jersey" a highly unlikely combination of circum- 

It is almost safe to say that John Moor was not born on 
the Island of Jersey, (although it is probable that his wife's 
people, the Sias family, may have been there at one time after 
their flight from France) also that he was not of the well 
known Scotch-Irish settlers of Londonderry, N. H., in 1718 
and that he was anything but a tanner by trade. 

It is noticeable that all but one of the traditions (and that 
one — John B. Moore's — was probably derived from Col. Mat- 
thias Moore) remain in fragmentary and more or less conflict- 
ing forms in the Ezekial Moore line alone. 

Approval of Sani'l Moor as a taveni-kooper in Portsmouth, 1703-0-1:. 


7r:ril„^^;:- ;-'-^j'-^- /;:v.\:-:t;'^''^ . 

-'nam ^<»>'*''> / r t ' ! ZZ. J7V1 yi'-^''^ 7 ' 

Samt'el Moor's Petition — 169/. 

Ink of first lines black, then fainter brown. Dashes and signature are 

black. Body of document not in hand of Samuel Moor. 

He signs with clear, free pen strokes, evidently a 

man of education. 

Chapter III. 


For many years there reposed in the attic of the Court 
House for Rockingham County at Exeter, N. H., a mass of legal 
papers and documents which had been transferred at some 
remote period from Portsmouth, the seat of the Provincial Gov- 
ernment. A few yeai*s since when the Legislature ordered that 
all County records previous to 1771 (represented in land titles 
by the first 100 volumes of deeds) be removed to Concord and 
placed in the custody of the Secretary of State, the ancient tapes 
were loosened and the folded yeUow papers of all shapes and 
sizes were smoothed out, placed in folders and the principal 
titles indexed. This process revealed several matters of great 
import to those interested in this work. 

On December 2, 1696, ' ' a list of Jurymen for the Court of 
Common Pleas" gives "Sam^ More" as the twelfth man. The 
record is on a mere scrap of yellow paper of irregular shape. 
Old as it is it will outlast the paper of which this book is made. 
Paper was scarce in those days and none was wasted. It was, 
however, of the highest quality, hand made, of linen rags, and 
royal water-marked. 

When called, as above, for jury duty Samuel Moor had a 
wife and a young child. John Moor was bom April 16th,, 1696, 
according to the record in the first book of Canterbury, N. H., 
written in the handwriting of his son, Archelaus Moore, for 
many years Town Clerk there. The recording of vital statistics 
in the town of Portsmouth was poorly observed at this period 
and it is highly probable that John Moor was born in Ports- 
mouth even though no entry of the fact is extant. 

The next we hear of Samuel Moor is by means of another 
scrap of yellowed paper also reposing in the archives at Con- 
cord. With a quill pen and ink that has turned a dark brown 
but is unfaded, Samuel Moor addressed his judges as follows: 

26 The Descendants of 

To the Honored Court of seshons now sitting in Ports- 
mo ; this Sth of septi- ; 1697 : 

The humbell petion of Samll: moore humbly sheweth 
that where as your petionr was somoned to apper att Court 
now sitting being only womed so to doe and my selfe not 
understanding my duty on that account but thought I 
should have bin sent for waited for itt but sence am in- 
formed sentence is pased by your Honors against me and 
fined for Contempt of attority I doe Ashure your Honors 
I thought nor never Intended any shuch thing and that my 
not appereing was merely throo Ignorance and hope this 
shall be a worning to me for time to Come doe therefore 
pray your Honors favorable Constroction thereof and that 
your Honors will plese to Remitt my fine so praying for 
your Honors prosperity Remaine your Honors HombeU 


A photographic copy was made in 1907 of this paper con- 
taining the only known signature of Samuel Moor. 

Contemporary events of this period have an interest for 
the Moore family. In 1693 Newcastle was made a town. In 
1694 Oyster River (Durham) was destroyed by the Indians, 20 
houses being burned and nearly 100 persons either killed or 
captured. In June, 1696, only two months after little John 
Moor was bom, the Indians made an assault on five houses on 
Portsmouth Plains on the edge of the town, killing 14 persons 
and capturing 4 prisoners. The French and Indian war was 
still going on. It was in the reign of William III with Lt. Gov- 
ernor John Usher as His Majesty's representative in the colony. 
His seat was at Great Island, Newcastle, a mile from Samuel 
Moor's house. For many years a considerable coasting trade 
in sloops, brigantines and "fly-boats" of 20 tons and upward, 
owned in London, Boston, Kittery, Portsmouth and even Exeter, 
brought to the inhabitants, largely from Barbadoes, molasses, 
rum, sugar and salt. The magnificent forests of the province 
were hewed down and the best timber carried to Europe. 

In the early part of the year 1698-9 Richard Jose (Sheriff 
of New Hampshire, died 1707, "after long sickness of gout,") 

Ensign John Moor 27 

sold to Samuel Moor of Portsmouth, mariner, for "a valuable 
sum of money" a house lot in Portsmouth, on the South side of 
Capt. Pickering's Mill Pond, near the Meeting house, and 25 
feet distant from Aaron Moses' house lot which he bought from 
said Jose, fronting upon the highway which runs down to the 
meeting house and running 90 feet back toward the mill pond, 
it being 70 feet wide and otherwise bounded by Jose's own 
land ''which lot shall be forever fenced by said More." From 
this we learn that Samuel Moor was a sea-faring man. His son, 
John, was nearly 2 years old. Richard Jose had sold to Aaron 
Moses "a small tract" in Feb. 1692-3, it being 35 feet wide and 
adjoining one Jose sold to Thomas Beck. It is probable that 
at the time of sale there was no house on either lot. 

October 22, 1700, a disturbance occurred "at the hous of 
Samll. Moors." The following is a verbatim copy of the paper 
in the archives at Concord: 

Province of To the Constables of Portsmo or either 

NcAvhampshr of them. 

For as much as Complaint was made unto mee the 
Subscriber one of his Majts Justices of ye Peace, for y^ 
Provinc aforesaid by Elisha Briard, Constable of Said 
town that Severall misdeanours were committed Last Sat- 
urday night att the hous of SamU Moors, by drinking, 
Sw^earing, and quarrelling; and whereas John Monson was 
then apprehended as a disorderly and dissolute person; he 
the Said Monson the Moonday following, gave in upon oath, 
that Mary the wife of Said Moor did at the time aforesaid 
did entertain and sell him flip for which he gave her six 
pence per pot. Notwithstanding she had no license so to 
doe which is contrary to Law. 

These are therefore in his Majsts^ Name, strictly to 
com and, and require you, or either of you imediately upon 
sight hereof, to apprehend, and bring the body of her the 
Said Mary Moore before mee, or some other of his Majts 
Justs of the Peace, to answer unto the Premises and to bee 
further dealt with as the Law directs Whereof You, nor 
neither of you, are hereof to faile &c 

28 The Descendants of 

Given under my hand and Seal at Portsmo this 2b^^ 
of Octobr. In the twelfth year of his Majts Reign Annoqe 
Dom. 1700. 

Samii Penhallow. 

No record is preserved of the outcome of the case. While 
it requires a brave chronicler to include such a document in a 
genealogy at the present day, large allowances must be made 
for the times. A Warrant is usually drawn up stronger than 
it will hold and too much stress may easily be laid on the epi- 
sode. It appears that John Monson, upon whom the stern 
minions of the law descended, was of Kittery. He and his wife 
Lydia received in 1701 32 acres of land at Ox Point, Spruce 
Creek, from his father Richard Monson of Portsmouth, who 
was son of Robert Monson of the Isles of Shoals, a fisherman, 
who died in 1677. 

In 1702 Queen Anne began to reign and Joseph Dudley 
was appointed Governor of Massachusetts and New Hampshire. 
The peace which began in 1698 lasted only until 1703 and under 
the instigation of the French the Indians again became active, 
in August, killing 5 people in Hampton village. A line of pick- 
ets was established on the West side of the town of Portsmouth 
from the mill pond on the South to the creek on the North. 
This left the domicile of Samuel Moor, about to be described, 
rather exposed. 

On January 3, 1703-4, Elizabeth Savage, Widow, of Ports- 
mouth for the sum of 40 pounds paid by Samuel Moor, mariner, 
of said town, sold "my now dwelling house and land near the 
meeting house on the North West side of the country road, ad- 
joining to one Thomas Beck's land and from his bounds 35 
feet along the country road being the land and house formerly 
sold unto me by Aaron Moses, deed of November 1702-3." It 
would thus appear that the dwelling was erected between 1692-3, 
when Moses bought the lot for 3 pounds, and 1702-3, when he 
sold to Elizabeth Savage. She was a daughter of Thomas Wal- 
ford, an early settler of Portsmouth, and died in 1708. No 
sooner was the house purchased in January than the next 
month, Feb. 7, 1703-4, Samll. Moor was recommended by the 
Selectmen of Portsmouth for a license, as follows: 

Ensign John Moor 29 

New Hampshiere 

To ye Honourable Her Majesties Justices 
Sitting for this her Majesties Province 

May it Please your Honours for as much as there is 
great Necessity of a Publike house Near ye Meeting house 
and Mills, for Accomadating off Strangers and Others, 
Wee the Select Men off Portsmouth humbly Offer to your 
Honours The Consideration That Samll Moor may have 
License to Keep A Publike house Whom wee Recommend 
as A ffitt Person Capable off Soe doeing, Praying itt may 
bee granted 

Dated This 7th off ffebr 1703-4 

James Levitt ] 
John Sherburn [-select men 
John Johnson, | 
Joshua Pierce J 

Jno Bruster 

Jno Abbet senor 

The following year the license was given to "Mrs. Mary 
More^' and in March, 1706, her license was renewed. The last 
license recorded was that of March 3, 1706-7, when William 
Vaughan, Samuel Penhallow, John Dennett, Tobias Langdon 
and Matthias Haines, names made famous in the annals of 
Portsmouth, signed this document, "Wee ye Selectmen of ye 
Town of Portsmo. recommend mrs mary moor a Suitable per- 
son for Keeping a publick hous of Entertainm^^ for ye year 
ensuing." The license being to Mary, the wife, after the first 
year it maj^ be that Samuel Moor was following his vocation 
as a mariner and was away most of the time. 

In 1707 the Indians were active killing seven men at Oyster 
River and an expedition of over 200 men went into the country- 
to fight the red sldns. August 16, 1708, the ship Neptune was 
fitted out as a privateer. In 1708 two vessels or shallops were 
ordered to be impressed with men and oars and sent out as spy 
vessels for the discovery of the enemy, to cruise along the shore 

30 The Descendants of 

till further orders. On Aug. 29, 1708, the "Speedwell" was 
dismissed froDi such service. In 1709 and 1710 the frontiers 
were in continual alarm. In the latter year the Port Royal ex- 
pedition was successful, sailing from Boston, about 100 New 
Hampshire men going with the provincial and English troops. 
In 1711 a great fleet of English ships carrying an army went 
ashore on Aug 23rd and 1500 men were wrecked, most of them 
being lost, but no New Hampshire men were among the missing. 
On Nov. 8, 1706, Samuel More witnessed a deed with John 
Pierce and John Belcher, signed in Portsmouth by Thomas and 
Mehitable Pierce. On Feb. 2I:th, 1708-9 this entry appears on 
the church records, "Samuel More and Elizabeth Pierce owned 
the covenant and Samuel the son of Samuel More and Elizabeth 
the daughter of Elizabeth Pierce were baptised." In 1711 Sam- 
uel and Mary Moor of Portsmouth sold to Richard Wibird, 
Gentleman, land ni Portsmouth for the sum of 8 pounds. It 
was Samuel's share of the "common" lands. In this year his 
name is signed to an authorisation for the committee to act, 
"Richard Wibird for Samuel More." 

On May 12th, 1711, it was voted in the Provincial Assem- 
bly ' ' That Saml. Moor be payd twelve shillings out of the Treas- 
ury for the Cure of a Wound Reed in ye Province Service in 
Sloop Speedwell." This is the last reference to Samuel Moor 
and closes our knowledge of his career. On the tax lists in the 
City Clerk's office in Portsmouth his name appears for 1713, 
1714, 1715 and 1716 with the amount of his tax, but in 1717 
and 1718 the amount is left blank. 

When Samuel Moor, mariner, died cannot be told. He may 
have been lost at sea, possibly missing for years, or his bones 
may be long since crumbled to dust with those of others of the 
early days of the port in the little cemetery known as "The 
Point of Graves." But few inscriptions have been preserved 
and indeed a great number of stones have disappeared, some 
beneath the turf and some by the vandals of many generations 
permitted to Avreck their wiU in this hallowed but, until recent 
years, uncared for spot. 

One hundred and forty-six deeds were examined and sub- 
jected to minute comparison and study to locate the exact spot 
of the Moor property in Portsmouth. The difficulties of the 

Ensign John Moor 31 

subject proved to be out of all proportion to its importance. 
It is almost incredible that so many changes in titles could occur 
in the space of a few hundred feet, even in 200 years. It is 
perhaps sufficient to knoAV that the house probably disappeared 
many years ago and that the best estimate of the writer is that 
it was located about where the new dwelling of Henry Wendell 
has been erected at No. 20 South Street, or possibly one or two 
houses easterly of it. 

Despite the description in the 1698 deed, Jose to Moor (for 
a lot 70 X 90) and the subsequent deed of 1703, Savage to Moor 
(for a lot 35 feet wide) indicating 105 feet of frontage, it would 
seem that the land owned by Samuel Moor, mariner, at his 
death was only 70 x 90 feet. The following family conveyance 
is a good example of what extraordinary genealogical value a 
deed may have : 

To all People to whom these Psents shall Come John 
Moor of ye Town of PortsmO; In New hampshr. in New 
England Husbandman Sendeth Greeting Know Yee y* ye 
S<i Jno Moor for & in Consideration of ye Sum of forty 
five pounds Currant mony to him in hand before ye En- 
sealing & Delivery hereof well & truly p<5 : by his Bror : 
Samli. Moor of ye Same place Merch*: ye receipt whereof 
to full Sattisf action the s»i Jno : Moor doth hereby acknowl- 
edge & thereof & of Every part & Pcell thereof Do Exeron- 
erate acquitt & Discharge his S^ Brothr; SamU, Moor his 
heirs Ex^s & Adniis, & Every of them for Ever by these 
PSents have Given Granted Bargained Sold Aliened En- 
feoffed Conveyed & Confirmed & by these P Sents do ffreely 
fully Clearly & Absolutely Give Grant Bargain Sell Alien 
Enfeoff Convey & Confirm unto his S^ Bror Saml, Moor 
his heirs & assigns forEver all his ye S«i JnO: Moors part 
Portion Right & Inheritance in ffee Simple Title Intrest 
Claim Challeng Property or Demand w^.soEver wc^ : he ye 
Sd JnO : Moor now hath or hereafter may or ought to have 

32 The Descendants of 

off in & unto all that Dwelling house & Land Scittuate Ly- 
ing & Being near ye Old Meeting house in Portsmo. affore 
Sdwch Samll, Moor Late of Portsmo, afores^ Mar^: Deed 
Died Seized & Possessed off, & wcli is now in ye Tenure & 
Occupation of Mary Eliott ye Widdow & Relict of ye S^l 
Saml: Moor it being all yt Land ye S<i Sam^, Moor bought 
of Eliza; Savage as by her Deed to Sfl Moor Dated ye 3d 
day of Jani'J: Anno Domini 1703-4 reff'erance to ye Same 
being had for ye Butts & Bounds will plaine Appear also 
one other Pcell of Land Adjoining to ye above Pcell, & in 
all yt: peice or Pcell of Land wcii ye above named Samll, 
Moor Bought of M^' : Eich^ Jose Late of Portsmo : affores^ 
Merch^: Dec^: Sold him ye S<i SamU Moor as by S<1 Joses 
Deed bearing Date ye Seventeenth day of November in ye 
year of our Lord 1698. refferance to ye Same being had for 
ye Butts & Bounds will plaine & at Large appear together 
wth all ye Pviledges & aPtenances to ye Same belonging or 
in any wise aPtaining To have & to hold all & Singular 
ye above Granted & Bargained Estate Right Title Intrest 
Claim Property Challeng & Demand whatso Ever w^li he 
ye Sd Jno; Moor now hath or Ought to have or may here 
after have oft' in & unto all y*: Dwelling house & Lands 
affore Sd where his Sd ffather Lived in & Died Possessed 
off together w^^ all his right to all ye Pviledges & aPte- 
nanees thereof unto ye S<1, SamU, Moor his heirs & Assigns 
for Ever to his & their own proper use Benifitt & Behoof 
from hence forth & for Ever Law fully Peaceable & Quiet- 
ly to have hold use occupie Possess & Enjoy from hence 
forth & for Ever also Mary Eliott formerly Mary Moor ye 
Widdow & relict of the aforenamed SamU, Moor doth by 
these Psents Give Yeild Surrender remise release & for 
Ever quittclaim unto her S^ Son SamU; Moor his heirs & 
Assigns forEver all her right & right of Dowrie & power 
of thirds of in & unto ye above Granted & BargainedPmises 
& its APtenances In Wittness whereof they ye Sd Jn©: 
More & Mary Elliott hath hereunto Sett their hands & 

Ensign John Moor 33 

Seals (ye S^ Samll: Moor first Obliging himself his heirs 
& Assigns to Pform all Covenants agreemts or Conditions 
reserved in ye before recited Deeds) this twenty Sixth day 
of June Anno Domini One Thousand Seven hundred & 
twenty two — 1722. 

Sealed & Delivered 
in PSence off us 
William Pittman 
Samll, Penhallow 

r 1 

Mary Elliot -{seal}- 

I J 

! f 1 

John Moor -{seal}- 

I J 

Mary Elliot & John Moor personally appearing Ac- 
knowledged ye foregoing lustrum* : in writeing to be their 
voluntary Act & Deed Portsmo : June 26th 1722. 

Coram Samll Penhallow Jus*: ps: 

Entred & recorded according to ye Originall June 27*1^ 

P Samll Penhallow, Reeordr. 

Samuel Moor, son of Samuel Moor, mariner, and brother 
to John, our ancestor, kept the homestead only until March, 
1725-6, when he sold it to Henry Beck, cordwainer, for 75 
pounds "the same dwelling and land Samuel Moore's father, 
Samuel late of Portsmouth died seized and possessed of. ' ' Beck 
sold Sept., 1756 for 600 pounds "old tenor" to Robert Lang 
of Portsmouth, mariner, "one messuage, tenement or house, 
barn and land" * * * beginning S. W. corner of land now 
in possession of Dorothy Jackson running thence on the country 
road to the Westward 70 ft. or thereabouts to the S. E. corner 
of land now in possession of William Jones, then carrying that 
same breadth of 70 feet back from said road about 90 feet to 
the land now in possession of Jonathan Ayres * * * being the 
same dwelling house and all the land I purchased of Samuel 


34 The Descendants of 

Moore, Esq. late of Portsmouth, deceased, by deed of Oct. 16, 
1725." Abigail, administratrix of Robert, sold for 212 pounds, 
new tenor, March, 1758, to Jonathan Ayres, description being 
the same. Ayres, owning most of the land in the vicinity, could 
divide up the property to suit himself but he does not seem to 
have sold it. His unmarried daughter, Sarah, bought out the 
other heirs in May, 1805, for $316, but deed was not recorded 
until 1825, when she sold the lot 70 by 110 feet to William 
Russell, fronting on the South road, bounded on the Westerly 
by a 20 ft. street and Easterly by a 14 ft. lane. In 1854 Wil- 
liam Russell's Administrator sold for $775 to John Gardner land 
bounded S. E. by South St., S. W. by land of A. A. Peterson, 
N. W. by land of Jeremiah Johnson and N. E. by land of H. F. 
Wendell. The next year Gardner sold to Wendell for $450 "a 
portion of Wm. Russell's real estate bought by me in 1854" 
description being "with 2 story dwelling house with other 
buildings thereon. North side of South St., beginning S. W. 
corner of lot of said Wendell, then S. W. on South St. 34 ft. 
8 in. to 5 in. East of a corner board of a dwelling house on ad- 
joining lot, then Northerly on said lot 5 inches from dwelling 
49 ft. 10 in. to the end of said house, then East on a line with 
the North end of house 1 ft. 7 in., then North as the fence now 
stands to the barn then through barn 57^/2 feet more or less to 
land of A. A. Peterson, then Easterly to Petersons land and 
land of Jeremiah Johnson 32 ft. 4 in. more or less to H. F. 
Wendell's lot, then South 104 ft. more or less to beginning." 
William Russell had o^^^led since 1817 the "Fishley" property, 
bought of Hill, and the foregoing is probably that property. 
Benjamin Atwell bought it in 1892, "lot of John Gardner of 
1855," and it is that now known as No. 16 South St., the house 
which Mr. Atwell says bears internally the marks of having 
been raised from one to two stories. Mr. Atwell also owns the 
property at the corner of the Court, No. 14, and he lives in the 
house in the rear. 

The dwelling of which the comer board is so particularly 
located was probably on a narrow lot, 18 or 20 feet wide, which 
had a dwelling in the rear in 1825 (the Oxford property) and 
probably one in front. At this location. No. 18 South St., the 
modern house of Everett Trefethen has been built but the lot 


Ensign John Moor 35 

is now about 30 feet wide. The 70 x 90 foot Moor property- 
was possibly Westerly of this where Henry Wendell's house 
now is at No. 20. The necessity for keeping open the several 
lanes and streets ceased with the destruction of the rope-walk 
by fire in 1814. This building stretched for a long distance, 
within 7 feet of the present fence, in the rear of the lots on 
South street. It was used as a barracks during the war of 1812. 


In the list of marriages kept by Joshua Pierce in Ports- 
mouth, comprising about all we have of vital statistics of 
this period, this entry occurs between marriages of October 
14th and October 18th, the year being 1716, "Richard Elliott, 
Sr., and Mary Moore, both of Portsmouth, were married." 
The last reference to Samuel Moor, Mariner, living w^as in 

1711, except the inclusion of his name in the tax lists for 1711, 

1712, 1713, 1714, 1715 and 1716 with amounts and for 1716 
and 1717 without amounts. The inference is that he died 
previous to 1716 and that his widow married Richard Elliott, 
Sr, There was no other Mary Moore in Portsmouth or vicinity 
of an age to become married, so far as can be found. 

Richard Elliott, Sr., in 1711 had common lands, signing 
"Richard R E Ellet his mark." In 1706 he Avith wife Mary, 
formerly wife of Thomas Drew of Portsmouth (showing he 
had already been married to one widow) gave a deed, both 
by "marks" which Avas attested in 1712 by Richard Elliott 
alone, indicating probably that his wife had died in the in- 
terval. The next record we have of him is his will, made July 
5, 1718 "Richard Elliott of Portsmouth, yeoman, weak," to 
wife (not named) all the swine and geese, a two year old 
heifer, a young colt, the use of the lower East room and one- 
third of the use of all lands, children named being, son Richard 
(Executor), daughters Joanna Warren and Susan EUithorp, 
6D pounds each. He apparently had a son William and a 
daughter Mary to Avhom he left nothing in Avill. 

In 1721-2 (recorded 1724) Mary Elliott deeded to son- 
in-law (step-son) Richard her right in housing and lands left 

36 The Descendants of 

by her late husband Richard Elliott by his will, signed "Mary 
Elliott M, her mark" in presence of Ephraim Dennett, Ben- 
jamin Miller, Moses Dennett and JOHN MOOR and the at- 
testation follows ' ' Mrs. Mary Elliott alias Leach appeared and 
swore her free act and deed." 

In the 1722 deed of the Moor homestead it was "in the 
tenure and occupation of Mary Elliott the widow and relict 
of said Samuel Moor. ' ' In the list of Grantees of the town of 
Barrington as of 1722 the name "Mary Moore alls Leach" 
appears with the allotment of 30 acres, and John Moor with 
72 acres. Barrington was granted to all the inhabitants of 
Portsmouth "that had paid rates" in said town for the four 
years 1718-1721. Mary Mobre, widow, sold her Barrington 
right to her son Samuel in the same year, 1722. To be Mary 
Moore, Mary Elliott and Mary Moore alias Leach all in the 
same year renders elucidation difficult. If her maiden name 
was LeacH we have no assistance for we can find no Mary 
Leach in Portsmouth and it is not likely she used her family 
name in this connection. In the Congregational Church 
records at Wenham, Mass., Mary Leach was admitted to full 
communion April, 1694, a date which would permit her marry- 
ing Samuel Moor, mariner in time to have a son John in 1696, 
but we have no reason to suppose that this Mary did so. 

A more reasonable view is that on the death of Elliott 
she married a Leach, her two sons, John and Samuel, her only 
known children, being married. The Leach family in Ports- 
mouth was headed by James Leach, in town in 1656, a 
"weaver" who owned Leach's Island near Little Harbor and 
was a Tythingman in 1678. He married Jane, daughter of 
Thomas and Agnes Turpin. In 1691 he gave the island to 
John, his son. In 1697 his estate was inventoried. In 1699 
John and James sell lands granted their father by the town 
of Portsmouth. In the same year John Leach, son of James, 
had a wife SaraK and a brother James. In 1724 John Leach 
had wife Mary for they, without marks, deed certain property, 
their residence being Newcastle, adjoining Portsmouth. In 
1733 and 1734 John Leach, weaver, deeds to son. Junior, his 
right in the town of Epsom and to Leach's Island in Ports- 
mouth. In these and other deeds of the period no wife joins 

Ensign John Moor 37 

and probably John, "weaver" was a widower and if it was 
lie who had wife Sarah in 1699, who married Mary Moor (El- 
liott) after 1718, then Mary herself was probably dead, for 
by that time she would have been long past middle age. 

There is one other conjecture worthy of note. Mary, the 
wife of Samuel Moor, Mariner, may have been the daughter of 
John Partridge of Portsmouth. In his will, August, 1722, the 
following are called "daughters," Hannah Almery, Mary El- 
liott, Sarah Hunking, Joanna Roberts and Ruth Tarrett. On 
September 8th they are given administration of his estate. He 
had been prominent in Portsmouth, the son of "William Part- 
ridge of Salisbury, Mass., who was "Freeman" 1639 and died 
1654, leaving Widow Ann, who married Anthony Stanyan. 
John Partridge had brothers Nehemiah and "William, the lat- 
ter being Colonel and Lieut. Governor of the Province in 1697. 
John Partridge is credited with children, by wife Mary Fern- 
aid, whom he married in 1660 : Hannah 1661, John 1663, MARY 
1665, Sarah 1668, Rachel 1671, Elizabeth 1674, Abigail 1675, 
and Patience 1678. This is from an ancient record found in 
1853 in the files of the N. H. Hist. Society. The will and list 
partially coincide. Jolui, the son, died 1693 leaving widow 
Abigail. Hannah married Robert Almery and had 3 children 
baptised 1693. Mary would have been a trifle older, at 30 
years, than the average bride of those days, if she was married 
to Samuel Moor, mariner, and had no children previous to 
John in 1696. Samuel, son of Samuel and Maiy Moor, in 1734 
bought the Robert Almery homestead in Portsmouth of John 
Robson, mariner. Almery was a mariner and traded with 
Barbadoes, coming in one day with a shipload of small-pox. 
Sarah Partridge married William Hunking in 1692. In 1723 
Axwell Roberts was husband to Joanna Roberts and swore to 
Inventory of John Partridge 's estate. In 1743 he was of Scar- 
boro, Me. In 1726 a William Tarrett sold a Barrington right 
"by virtue of my being an inhabitant of Portsmouth in 1722" 
but as to his wife the records are silent. 

In 1711 a Mary Elliott was received into communion (be- 
came of age) but she was probably daughter of Richard El- 
liott, Sr., and as she was "spinster" in a deed in 1748 was 
probably not "daughter" of John Partridge of the will. 

38 The Descendants of 

Mary Fernald was born 1637, married John Partridge 
1660 and died Aug. 16, 1722, only a few days before her hus- 
band. She was daughter of Renald Fernald, the surgeon, in 
Portsmouth 1631. He lived on Doctor's, now Pierce's Island, 
died 1656 and was buried at the "Point of Graves." H^e was 
Recorder and Commissioner in Portsmouth. His wife, Joanna, 
died in 1660. They were among the very first settlers of Ports- 

In February 1706-7 Mary Moore witnessed with John Part- 
ridge (her father?) a deed of John Pickering in Portsmouth. 

The burial place of Mary, wife of Samuel Moor, is not 
known. There are no grave stones standing in Portsmouth, 
Newcastle or vicinity, of any of the following; Samuel Moor, 
Mary Moor, Mary Elliott, Mary Leach, Mary Partridge, John 
Leach or Richard Elliott, Sr. Owing to the meagre vital 
records it will probably be impossible to determine with any 
certainty the parentage of Mary, wife of Samuel Moor, mar- 

Chaptee IV. 


Col. Samuel Moore was son of Samuel Moor, mariner, and 
■wife Mary, and was the only brother of Ensign Jolui Moore 
of Canterbury. His birth is not found recorded. He was 
probably younger than John. He was baptised at the time 
his father "received the covenant" in 1708. He married Mary 
Pierce who was born Oct. 29, 1707. Her family was prominent 
in Portsmouth and was wealthy. Samuel Moor became a 
merchant in Portsmouth and a large ship-owner. For a short 
time he resided in Boston as in the Robson deed of the Almery 
homestead in 1734 he is described as ' ' Samuel Moore, mariner, 
now residing in Boston." In 1736 he sued William Jenldns 
for 5 pounds sterling for "nails to be paid in wood at Oyster 
River," Durham. The original bill with signature attached 
may be seen in the archives of the state at Concord (No. 
21055). In 1735 he was one of 15 persons to call a Rector to 
Saint John's Church. The venerable edifice now shown to 
visitors was not the one in which he worshipped although it 
dates back nearly to his time. His wife's people, the Pierces, 
were Episcopalians. In 1734 in the Inferior Court, Mary, "Wife 
of Samuel Moore, brought a negro woman to court for steal- 
ing sugar. In 1738-9 Samuel and Mary released her right in 
the Pierce Estate. In the same year Samuel Moore of Ports- 
mouth, Merchant, bought for 1,250 pounds of Joshua Paul 
of Kittery the "125 ton good ship 'Hull Merchant' now at 
anchor in the Port of New Hampshire, William Allenson, mas- 
ter." A few years before (1736) there began an interesting 
case in the provincial courts. Samuel Moore was the three- 
quarters o\\Tier of the Brigantine "Molly" of 100 tons burden, 
Talue 1,800 pounds and of the same proportion of the cargo val- 
ued at 400 pounds. He sued Captain Cutts, master of the ship 
and one-quarter owner. It seems that a cargo of "boards, Joyce, 

40 The Descendants of 

red oke staves, shingles and train oyle" was to be taken to 
Barbadoes, the ship then to go to Tortugas and get a return 
cargo of Salt. For some reason Capt. Cutts returned to 
Portsmouth without a cargo. Two of his crew deposed that 
he failed in his duty, letting the crew get drunk and eat the 
food supplies and asked them to say that a Spanish vessel 
chased them to the leward of Tortugas. The case dragged 
along until 1743 and seems to have gone against Samuel Moore 
for John Hart and Sarah, his wife, (formerly Sarah Cutts, 
widow) recovered costs of court. 

Samuel Moore is best known because of his short but 
brilliant military career. He was appointed, doubtless because 
of the influence of his position and his wife's family, Colonel 
of the New Hampshire regiment raised to lay siege to the 
fortress of Louisburgh in Nova Scotia. In 1744 he is on the 
roster as Colonel and Captain of the first company. There 
were 350 men in 7 companies under his command. New Hamp- 
shire raised in all 500 men, one-eighth of the land forces and 
also sent an armed sloop with 30 men. The fortress capitulated 
June 17th, 1745. On June 16th Samuel Moore wrote the fol- 
lowing dispatch "Camp before Louisburgh; Sir: These are 
the conditions of capitulation and I have hardly time to copy 
them, from Sir your Excellencies Most Obedient Humble Servt, 
Samuel Moore." 

New Hampshire received from England as her share of 
the reimbursement for the war over 16,000 pounds sterling. 
A good share doubtless came to Col. Moore. He bought one- 
fifteenth of the Masonian rights to the province, a disputed 
and complicated claim to the lands of New Hampshire. It 
profited the purchasers little. 

He did not engage, it seems, in military operations again. 
In 1744 he bought the mansion and lot of the Thomas Phipps 
estate and presumably lived there. In the same year he sued 
Nathaniel Lang of Portsmouth, Glazier, for "a jacknife, rum, 
thread, clothes, chease, pork, corn and cash." Lang was 
credited with "salt fish, 21 days work, one-half load of bal- 
last for the 'Hull Merchant' and 24 days on the 'Rebecca,' 
balance due Moore being 12 pounds. 

Ensign John Moor 41 

In 1748 peace was declared and Cape Breton was returned 
to the French to the great mortification of the people of Ports- 
mouth. Oct, 26, 1748 Samuel Moore was living in Portsmouth 
and on that day attended a meeting of the Proprietors, a man 
of prominence in the Province, a Justice, and wealthy in his 
own right. In November of that year he sailed for London 
and on the 30th of that month Daniel Pierce, in Portsmouth, 
presented a Po"vv^r of Attorney to act for him, dated Nov. 11, 
1748. Dissention had arisen in the Colonial Government and 
after much wrangling the people petitioned for the removal 
of Governor Wentworth. 

Quite singularly an item in the Inventory of an estate, that 
of Sarah Deming as Administratrix of John West, in 1753, 
furnishes our only knowledge of what became of Col. Samuel 
Moore. *'A long cloth coat Mr. West directed Collo. Samuel 
Moore to buy for me in London, as appears by his letter dated 
Nov. 8, 1748 but it did not come by reason that CoUo. Moore 
died in London." 

On the 7th of February, 1744, before he departed for 
Louisburgh, Samuel Moore made his will. He was "in good 
health" and left "all to Mary, my beloved wife, her heirs and 
assigns forever" she to be sole Executor. It was executed in 
the presence of Pierce Long, Hunking Wentworth and Wm. 
Earl Treadwell. The will was proved May 30, 1749, Hunking 
Wentworth and Mary Moore appearing ' ' Long being dead and 
Treadwell now at sea." 

Mary, the wife of Col. Samuel, died in 1753. Her name 
is one of those inscribed on the famous silver waiter of Atkin- 
son, Joshua Pierce was her Administrator. Among the items 
of the lengthy inventory were "dwelling, 3,000 pounds, a pew 

42 The Descendants of 

in the Church of England, 100 pounds, the goods in the shop, 
appraised 2,756 pounds, a negro woman, 250 pounds. The 
total was 8,035 pounds, a large estate for those days. Most 
of it found its way to the Pierce family as Samuel and ]\Iary 
Moore had no children. They are probably buried in a vault 
or in the ground surrounding St. John's church but a list of 
the interments is not to be had, 


Chapter V, 


Around the origin of the Sias family in America the charm 
of romance clings. Although they came as plain hard-working 
settlers more than two hundred years ago no tradition has sur- 
vived in any branch of the family of their life beyond the 
sea. It remained for a visit to disclose matters of interest. 

In the year 1842 the Eev. John Seys spent several days 
during the session of the Vermont (Methodist) Conference at 
Newbury at the house of the Rev. Soloman Sias. Then a girl 
of 15 years, Mrs. Amelia Sias Mathewson, late of Maiden, 
Mass., relates that there was a discussion by the two men of 
the similarity of their names. The Rev. John Seys had been, 
in his travels, to France and had in Paris seen the large tomb 
of the SIEYES family in Pere La Chaise cemetery. He had 
looked up his ancestry and told at Newbury something of his 
forefathers. There were three brothers who left their native 
land on account of the persecutions which followed the Re- 
vocation by Louis XIV in 1685 of the Edict of Nantes. The 
edict had been issued by Henry IV in 1598 and granted full 
political and civil rights to the Huguenots but during the 
century following their position became more and more insecure 
and dangerous. They were Protestants and have been called 
"The Puritans of France" and were noted for their stern 
virtues. A recent writer has written of the Revocation. 

"The result of the King's madness Avas just such as 
might have been expected, just such as he might easily 
have foreseen had his judgment been equal to his fanatic- 
ism. Harried to death by the royal edict the Huguenots 
began the emigration which, before it was finished, de- 
prived France of more than a million of her fairest people. 
The persecuted Huguenots seeking the liberty which was 
so dear to them fled to Holland, Germany, England, Swit- 
zerland and the American Colonies, giving to those coun- 
tries the benefit of their superior skill, intelligence and 
moral worth. 

44 The Descendants op 

If Louis had deliberately willed to ruin his country- 
he could not have gone about it in a better way. His 
foolish decree drove away from his kingdom its finest 
brain, its most robust energy, its most valuable handicraft, 
its noblest men and women; and what France lost the 
other countries gained." 

It was said that this Huguenot family was three times 
banished and recalled but that the third time they would not 
return. The three Sieyes brothers are believed to have spent 
some time upon an island in the Irish Sea, possibly the Isle 
of Man, but it was more likely in- the English Channel, the 
Island of Jersey, the property of England, on the French 
Coast. Then the brothers emigrated to America, one going to 
the West Indies, the others to New England. The name be- 
came Anglicised in both instances, one to Seys, the other to 

That all of the Sieyes named were not Protestants is shown 
by the life of the Abbe Sieyes who lived several generations 
after the emigration of our ancestors. He was very prominent 
during the French Revolution. He was chosen with Napoleon 
a Consul of the French. Later he resigned his office and sup- 
ported Napoleon. 

The Rev. John Seys was born at St. Croix in the West 
Indies March 30, 1799. He married Ann Osborn, born 1804, 
on the island of Saint Bartholomew. He was the son of Jacob- 
us Seys and Catherine Runnels. Of course his emigrant an- 
cestor must have been several generations further back. The 
writer after much search has located and examined the manu- 
script genealogy of Rev. John Seys. It proved to be disap- 
pointing in going no further back than his father although the 
Heliger family was traced four generations further to William 
Heliger ' ' the first of our ancestors that came from the Austrian 
Netherlands. ' ' 

The Rev. John Seys had 12 children born under 5 differ- 
ent flags. One was Clement and it is significant that the name 
is also found in the Durham line. The Rev. John Seys was 
Superintendent of the M, E. Missions in Liberia, Africa, for 

Ensign John Moor 45 

many years, being all his life a Missionary. He died in 1872. 
Among his descendants now living are Mrs. J. W. Phillips of 
New Roehelle, New York and her two sons, Frank H. of the 
Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad, the originator of 
the "Phoebe Snow" advertisements, and C. Coles Phillips, the 
talented artist of "LIFE". Mrs. Mary Ellen Seys Buss of 
Bakersfield, C'al., is another descendant. 

Chapter VI. 


It is highly probable that John Sias who was in Wells, 
Maine, Jan. 3, 1698-9 when he was presented with ''Ann Pit- 
man which is now his wife" by the Grand Jury, was one of 
the original immigrant brothers from France. No others 
around that period have been found except that "John and 
Abegail Seas" in 1735 in Salem, Mass., had a son Thomas (Es- 
sex Inst. 8-14). In the Wells case the name was spelled 
"Cyas." John and Ann were in Durham, then called 
"Oyster River Parish" and which was a part of the Dover, 
N. H., colony, about 1700, and made their home in that portion 
of Durham which was afterward divided to form the town of 
Lee. It is known that many who settled in Dover and vicinity 
Avere Huguenots. Among them was Ely DeMerit. It seems 
that he left, by will, property on the island of Jersey, in the 
English Channel, where his family had found a refuge years 
before. He was in Dover in 1694, shortly after the Revocation 
and had a grant from the town. 

John Sias signed petitions in 1715 and 1716 relating to 
the incorporation of Oyster River as a Parish so that they 
could have a minister and a school master. He was on the 
petitions for these things and not against. He signed by "his 
mark" showing his own early deprivations. His daughter, 
Hannah, who married John Moore, was then 15 years old and 
was destined not to have the advantages of schooling. In 
later life she too signed by "her mark." Who can doubt that 
the excellent penmanship of her son, Archelaus, was due to 
rigorous measures at the hand of his mother? Married at the 
age of 19 she brought to John Moore the best blood of France. 
The annals of the household are silent as to Hannah Sias. 
Not one tradition remains. 

Hannah, who married John Moore, was undoubtedly the 
first child of John Sias and Ann Pitman. There were Rachel 
who in 1724 married Nathaniel Meader, Judith ("Jude Syas") 
who married in 1724 Hercules Hunking of Portsmouth, John 

Ensign John Moor 47 

Jr., who married Hannah Sampson of Wells, Samuel who mar- 
ried Phebe, Soloman of Lee, Clement of whom Ave know nothing 
except that he had a share in the division of lands in Durham 
with his brothers and was "of Canterbury" in 1727, and 
Joseph of Lee who married Ruth Mathes and became the most 
prominent man of his town, 

John Sias, Jr., and Hannah Sampson had at least four 
children, Abigail, the first, being baptised in 1729. Nathaniel, 

a son, was of Lee. Charles, born 1742, married Jane 

who died 1805 at Derby, Vt. Benjamin, born 1747, married 
Abigail, daughter of Col, Archelaus Moore of Canterbury. 
Both Charles and Benjamin removed to Canterbury, N. H., 
and after the Revolutionary War they both emigrated to Ver- 
mont, founding practically all the Sias lines of that State. 

John Sias and John Sias, Jr., were in 1722 Grantees of 
the new town of Rochester. Either John or his son owned a 
negro fiddler "Ned," as is shown by the records. 

The SIAS homestead in Oyster River Parish was probably 
where John Sias had a grant of 20 acres in 1701 "adjoining 
his house." In 1756 his homestead was sold by his son Joseph 
to Samuel DeMerritt. The location was probably close to 
Turtle Pond which is North of Wednesday Hill in Durham 
and less than a mile from the farm bought by John Moor and 
Hannah Sias in 1722. Between the two places at a corner 
of the Mast road, the main highway (named when the best 
pine and spruce trees were being culled from the forests for 
the use of the King's Navy) is the oldest cemetery in Lee, 
then in Oyster River Parish, Undoubtedly there rest John 
and Ann Sias and their family. There are many unmarked 
graves and some with rough field stones which are not let- 

The children of John Sias and Ann Pitman, as far as 
known, in the probable order of their birth, were: 

1. Hannah, who married John Moor, 1719. 

2. Rachel, who married Nathaniel Meader, 1724. 

3. John, Jr., who married Hannah Sampson, 1728. 

4. Judith, who married Hercules Hunking, 1724. 

5. Clement ("of Canterbury" in 1727 deed). 

48 The Descendants of 

6. Samuel, who married Phebe 

7. Soloman, who married Hannah — 

8. Joseph, who married Ruth Mathes 

John Sias, Junior, resided at Oyster River and married 
Hannah Sampson of Wells. He is probably buried in Durham, 
the date of his birth and death being unknown. They were 
married July 16, 1728. Late in life when her sons Benjamin 
and Charles had established their homes in the wilderness of 
northern Vermont she removed to that locality, residing in 
Danville, where she is buried by the side of her son, Capt. 
Benjamin Sias of Revolutionary fame. John Sias, Jr., was 
baptised Oct. 8, 1721 and was admitted to the church in Dur- 
ham in February, 1723-4. With John Moor he was a Grantee 
under the charter of Canterbury in 1727. It is not believed 
that he ever became a settler there. He received from his 
father the "lower half" of 100 acres, lying both sides of the 
mast road, near Turtle Pond in Durham. In 1731 he con- 
veyed land to Joseph his brother who resided in that portion 
which became the town of Lee, N. H. Joseph Sias was called 
captain and was a large land holder and married Ruth Mathes 
of Durham. They had at least two children, Tamison and 
Lydia, Tamison was baptised in 1749 by the Rev. Hugh Adams 
and married Jeremiah Ladd of Lee, will proved 1806 [see Ladd 
Genealogy, Jeremiah Ladd being son of Daniel and grandson 
of Nathaniel]. Lydia was b. Sept. 4, 1745 and married 1765 
David Lawrence of Epping and had Sarah (who m. Joseph 
Clough of Canterbury), Joseph (who had Joseph of Lee), 
Ruth, David, Jotham and Samuel. 

The other children of John Sias (Sr.) and Ann were 
Rachel, who was married to Nat'l Meader, Dec. 17, 1724, by 
Rev. Hugh Adams; Judith (baptized with her mother by Mr. 
Adams June 6, 1724), who married Hercules Hunking of Ports- 
mouth Dee. 3, 1724, according to the Pierce record. The sons, 
beside John and Joseph, already mentioned, were Clement, who 
in a deed to his brother Joseph in 1737 was described as of 
Canterbury and was on a petition in 1753 in Durham with his 
brother Soloman, who was of Durham 1731-1755 and who in 
1762 had a wife, Hannah, living. Samuel, the remaining 

Ensign John Moor 49 

brother, was a "husbandman in Durham" 1757, although a 
grantee of Canterbury in 1727. In 1731 he, "of Dover," sold 
land in Canterbuiy to John Ayer of Haverhill, Mass. He had 
a son, Samuel, Jr., b. 1737, who at age of 30 was a farmer in 
Nottingham. In 1758 he served in Capt, Hercules Mooney's 
Co. and in 1755 was for 3 months with Gen. Arnold at Quebec 
in Capt, Henry Dearborn's Co. in Stark's regiment (see State 

The children of John Sias, Jr., and Hannah Sampson were : 

1. Abigail, baptized, "infant daughter" Oct. 26, 1729, by 
Eev. Hugh Adams, and of whom nothing further is known. 

2. Charles, b. , 1742 in Durham, married Jane 

, who died March 9, 1815, at 72 years of age (b. 1743). 

He died March 7, 1837, at the great age of 95 years. They are 
buried at West Derby, Vt. He resided for a few years in Can- 
terbury, N. H, In 1777 he was hogreeve and surveyor of 
lumber there. He does not appear to have enlisted in the 
Revolutionary war with his brother Benjamin, although about 
32 years of age when the war broke out. Careful search of 
land titles would reveal his migrations but it is tradition in the 
family that he and his wife came to Derby about 1800 from 
Peacham, on hand sleds, and that John, one of their sons, fol- 
lowed soon after. 

3. Benjamin, b. June 14, 1747, d. Dec. 21, 1799, m. Abi- 
gail, daughter of Col, Archelaus Moore of Canterbury, (See 
sketch of his life and Revolutionary war career,) 

4. Nathaniel, of whom nothing is known, 

Charles Sias (brother of Capt, Benjamin) and Jane had 
10 children. As they were not of Moore blood accounts of 
them are brief, except as to Charles, Jr, (b, 1776), who married 
Elizabeth Glines, 1808, a Moore descendant, 

I. Soloman. 
II. Joseph. 

III. Charles, Jr. (See William Moore line.) 

IV. John, b. 1775, d, June 24, 1860, married , 

who d, 1859. Buried West Derby. They had 9 
children, among whom were: 


50 The Descendants of 

1. Roxana, d. 1891 at 77, married Freeman Miller, 
buried West Derby; 2 daughters, one of whom 
married Peabody, the other, Eliza, married Jede- 
diah Bromley of Newport and had one daughter. 
2. Louisa, d, about 1884, married Solomon Fields and 
had 2 children, (who had daughter Maud) and 
May, who m., 1st, Joseph Dudley, 2nd, C. N. 

3. Cyrus, d. 1886 at 76, married Susan Cummings. 

4. Marshall, b. 1810, d. 1902, married Susan 

and had 2 children, Mary, b. 1834, m. Herman 
Bisbee, and Martha Jane, b. 1836, d. 1901, m. 
George Jackson Kendall, b. 1836. 
V. James, b. May 18, 1778, d. March 23, 1865, West Derby. 
VI. Nathan. 

VII. Samuel, Associate Judge Caledonia County Court 1821, 
1822, 1825, 1828, 1829, 1830, 1831, 1832, Chief Judge 
1823 and 1824, Judge of Probate 1833, 1834. 
VIII. Sarah married George W. Smith, who d. Aug. 4, 1862, 
at 56. They had 11 children. 

1. Geo. M., d. 1845 at 18. 

2. David S., d. 1845 at 12. 

3. Joseph C, d. 1847 at 4. 

4. Lucy, d. 1849 at 2. 

5. John S., b. 1827, d. 1898; had 3 children: Cettie, 

Mrs. Emma Dudley of Hartford, Ct., and Geo. W. 

6. Edwin, resides West Burke; 5 children. 

7. Roxana, m. Nat'l Norris and had George of New- 

port Center, John and Flora. 

8. Lydia, m. John Pearl and had one son, Frank, of 

Sheffield, Vt. 

9. Sophia Newton, b. Aug. 30, 1836, d. April 15, 1905, 

m. 1851, Geo. C. Merrill and had 2 children, Eu- 
gene, who d. young, and Nellie Merrill of New- 
port Center. 

10. Lucy, who m. Wright Sherburne, resides Potsdam, 

N. Y., and has 2 children, George and Lois. 

11. Sarah, who m. Abel Humphrey and had 5 children, 

Harley, George, Eben (of Newport), Carrie and 

Ensign John Moor 51 


In the year 1623 Thomas Roberts came from London to 
Hilton's point and in a short time the permanent settlement 
known as Dover, N. H., was made. In 1639 he signed with 41 
others the Dover Combination. Already Oyster River or Dur- 
ham had settlers and in 1848 WilHam Roberts (whose relation- 
ship to Thomas is unknown but who may have been a son or a 
brother) was one of twenty-three inhabitants to be "rated" for 
taxes. In the rate of 1657 the name of WiUiam Pitman appears. 

The lot next west of Wakeman's creek was first owned by 
Darby Field, the first white man to explore the White Mts., who 
sold to WiUiam Roberts, who sold the lot to William Drew 
before 1648. The place was long known as Drew's Point and 
the cellar of his garrison house may still plainly be seen and 
traces of the orchard around it. The house was burned in 1694. 
The permanent residence of WiUiam Roberts, who is the most 
remote ancestor traceable by those of Moore descent in this 
book, was on the south side of Oyster River, the next westerly 
from the lot of WilHam Williams (who came with Thomas 
Wiggin to Dover Neck in 1633), whose lot adjoined the min- 
ister's or first church lot on the west. He lived near the river 
bank, 20 rods west of the parsonage lot, a spot covered by a 
brick yard at the present time. Stephen Jenkins bought the 
place and the Jenldns family lived thereon for many years. 
William Roberts sold a part of his lot next to the road, on the 
back side of the lot, to Thomas Doughty, who sold it to John 
Cutt of Portsmouth in 1667. The place stiU goes by the name 
of Cutts Hill. In 1664 Roberts gave a deed of the remaining 
land to William Pitman, who had been living there since earUer 
than 1657 and had married his daughter, Ann Roberts. In the 
sale "to WiUiam Pitman and to his eldest son Ezekial Pitman" 
the lot is described as adjacent to "Robert Burnham's lands on 
the northwest side of it and Thomas Dowties on the southeast 
side to a marked tree at the lower end of the fresh marsh and 
from thence along the brow of ye HiU tiU it meet with Robert 
Burnhams line and from thence along his line to Oyster River 
and ye river bounds ye other end." The price was 16 pounds. 

52 The Descendants of 

Here the Pitman family lived many years. The southerly end 
of the farm on the south side of the main road is still known 
as the Pitman field. The next lot west of Roberts' land was 
originally OAvned by Ambrose Gibbins, the leader of Capt. John 
Mason's colony. He settled here before 1640. In 1652 he had 
a grant between his land and William Roberts'. The Burnham 
garrison house, which was probably the house of Ambrose Gib- 
bins, stood on the hilltop, where the old cellar may be plainly 
seen, as well as the cellar of a smaller house or out-building 
near by. Ezekial Pitman lived within gunshot at the time of 
the massacre in 1694, and hearing cries of alarm escaped with 
his family to the Burnham garrison, while his own house was 
burned. (See Landmarks in Ancient Dover, p. 180, and 
"Early Settlers and Estates" chapter of History of Durham, 
Stackpole and Thompson, 1913.) 

In 1660 William Roberts was on a committee to arrange 
for preaching. A meeting house had been built in 1655 by 
Valentine Hill and a parsonage the following year, but not 
till 1668 were they formally given for the use of the ministry 
when 60 acres were granted by the selectmen for the meet- 
ing house and burying place. Close to the river on a slightly 
elevated ridge of land now covered with a clump of trees and 
bushes was the site of the first church. Search fails to disclose 
any signs of graves. Here undoubtedly lie William Roberts 
and his family together, probably with his daughter Ann and 
her husband William Pitman. 

William Roberts was killed by the Indians in 1675 in the 
first clash of arms in what is known in history as King Philip's 
War. In that year the Indians burned five or six houses at 
Oyster River and killed two men, namely William Roberts and 
his son-in-law. Who the latter was is not known. He had Ann, 
who m.arried William Pitman, Hannah, who married (1) Wil- 
liam Hill and (2) John Cox, Grace, who married (1) Philip 
Duley and (2) Timothy Moses, a daughter who married Sala- 
thiel Denbow, Sarah who married John Harmon of Scarbor- 
ough, Me., Elizabeth who probably married Nicholas Dunn, 
and William ''a simple youth" mentioned in 1669. 

William Roberts was fined for mending the stocks in the 
fifth month, fifth day 1643. The History of Durham naively 

Ensign John Moor 53 

states that perhaps he did a poor job. In 164:5 Darby Field in 
conveying the lot at Oyster Kiver mentions it as "in the use of 
Thomas Koberts," showing relationship to him of Dover Neck. 
He may have been a son but was not named in the will of 
Thomas Koberts. William Roberts was fined in 1650 for going 
to the ordinary in the time of meeting. In 1673 William and 
his wife Ann Roberts gave testimony. Her parentage is not 
known. Her name was borne by two successive generations. 
William Roberts was granted 100 acres near Wheelwrights 
Pond and this his daughter and grandson sold in 1720 to Sala- 
thiel Denbow, who also bought 200 acres on the north side of 
the same pond, called Roberts Neck, where John Sias and his 
wife Ann had an interest. 

William Pitman was a blacksmith. On Sept. 29, 1653, he 
married in Boston Barbara Evans, who died after the birth of 
her daughter, Mary, in 1657. Mary married Stephen Otis in 
1674. Between 1661 and 1682 Ann, daughter of William Rob- 
erts, is repeatedly mentioned. William Pitman is rated in 1657 
in Durham and must have been in town about the time of the 
birth of his daughter Mary. He was born about 1632 as shown 
by a deposition, probablj^ in England. His first marriage at 21 
years of age was followed, after the birth of Mary and probably 
Ezekial (in 1658), by his second marriage and the birth of 10 
children, by his death in 1682 at the age of 50. Children by 
second wife, Ann Roberts; John, Frances, Nathaniel, Joseph, 
Elizabeth, Abigail, Sarah Ann, Zachariah, Hannah and Judith, 
Joseph, born 1669, was killed by the Indians in 1704, at the 
age of 35, leaving a wife and six children. William, second 
son of Ezekial Pitman and wife Joanna, perhaps the daughter 
of James Derry, bought the land and sold it in 1722 to John 
Moor and Hannah Sias for their homestead near Wednesday 

Ann Pitman, who was born in 1672, was 10 years old at the 
time of her father's death. She was 26 years of age at the time 
of her marriage to "John Syas of Wells" (see York Deeds, Vol. 
V). She was not baptized until June 7, 1724, after two grand- 
children were born, William and Archelaus Moore. When she 
was aged about 62, Feb. 22, 1734, she made a deposition in 
which she said that about 45 years before when she lived with 

54 The Descendants of 

William Follett (at the age of about 17, probably as a helper 
about the place) she raked hay on his marsh near Johnson's 
Creek for four or five seasons. (Court Files 23424, Secretary 
of State, Concord, N, H.) William Follett was a prominent 
man in town affairs and had several grants of land. He mar- 
ried July 12, 1672, Elizabeth, widow of William Drew, who 
died 1669. She was born 1628, daughter of Francis Matthews, 
and was therefore about 60 years, old when Ann Pitman lived 
at her home, or perhaps only assisted in the haying season, 
living at her own home, but as to this deponent "saith not." 

Chapter VII. 


The act of John Moor in leaving Portsmouth, his boyhood 
home and the residence of his mother, Mary, and his brother, 
Samuel, can be accounted for only by reason of his marriage 
to Hannah Sias. How he became acquainted with her is beyond 
conjecture in our ignorance of the habits of the two 
families, one local to Portsmouth with strong maritime 
tendencies, the other tillers of the soil belonging to an entirely 
different colony, Dover. The first we hear of John Moor after 
he attained his majority and was received (April 19th, 1717) 
into the church in Portsmouth is his marriage by the eccentric 
minister of Oyster River Parish (then a part of Dover, later 
to become the town of Durham), the Rev. Hugh Adams. The 
event occurred March 15th, 1719-20. One year and five months 
later the first child, William, was born. Nothing more is of 
record until the second child, Archelaus, was born April 6th, 
1722, At first John Moor may have lived with his wife's 
parents, John and Ann Sias, near Turtle pond, but the needs 
of a growing family required a separate home and the sale of 
the Portsmouth property resulted. John Moor was 26 years old. 
He received from the sale or division of the homestead 45 
pounds and as he paid 55 pounds for the 40-acre tract in Dur- 
ham he must have earned some money, probably from his labors 
as " husbandman, '^ his description in the deed. "William Pit- 
man of Oyster River signed the Portsmouth deed as a witness 
on the same day that he and his wife, Joanna, gave title to 
John Moor to the place in Durham near Wednesday Brook. 
It is probable that all the parties to the two deeds were present 
in Portsmouth on that day. 

Fortunately the location of the Moore property has been 
discovered. It was less than a mile from the Sias home. An 
old gentleman, D. L. Bartlett, Esq., of Amesbury, Mass., a des- 
cendant of John Laskey, was born in the Laskey Homestead at 
the corner of the Mast road and the Wednesday Brook road, 
the latter being almost exactly on the line now dividing Durham 

56 The Descendants of 

and Lee. He recalls that in his boyhood days his father 
ploughed around and filled an old cellar where a house had 
stood which tradition said was formerly occupied by a family 
of Moores. The spot was on the East side of the road about 
four rods South of where Wednesday Brook crosses it. Apply- 
ing these measurements the writer found the site and learned 
from the present occupant of the old Laskey homestead that 
occasionally pieces of brick come to the surface of the ground 
during ploughing though there is not even a depression of the 
ground to indicate a cellar at the present time. 

The brook, clear as crystal, finds a never failing source 
in Wednesday hill, a wooded mound a short distance away. 
Where it emerges from the fields ancient willows make shade for 
a tiny waterfall. Horses are still driven down by the side of 
the road in the old-fashioned way, to be watered. The brook 
crosses the road under a little bridge and meanders through the 
meadow in a deep course past the Laskey place to join the Oy- 
ster River, which is itself merely a larger brook, emptying into 
salt water at ' ' the Falls ' ' about 5 miles away. ^ 

In 1757 when he was over 60 years of age John Moor made 
three trips from Canterbury to Durham on behalf of the 
church. He must have seen again, probably for the last time, 
the spot hallowed by memories of his chequered start in life, 
the playground of his boys and girls. There again in memory 
was his cottage home, an open door and windows with bright 
faces about their homely tasks. Many an evening had he 
trudged homeward from the shipyard from his day of hard 
labor on shallop and pinnance to be gladdened by the greetings 
of his helpmeet. 

"To make a happy fireside clime for weans and wife. 
That's the true pathos and sublime of human life." 

A few poor apple trees now border the unfenced road. No 
bed of lilies continues to shoot perennially its leaves in the early 
Spring. Not a sign remains of this cradle of our race. But at 
the brook the lights and shadows on its surface and the ripples 
over the clear gravel still brighten the eye, 

* ' For men may come and men may go, but I go on forever. ' * 

Site of John Moor's Home iu Durham, 1722. The house stood where the 
corn is growing. The rippling brook is in the right foreground. 

Ensign John Moor 57 

By reason of his being a land owner in Portsmouth previouri 
to 1722 John Moor received 72 acres in the new town of Barring- 
ton. In 1727 the proprietors voted not to accept the land "it 
proving to be so extraordinary bad by reason of its being so 
extreemly rocky and stony that none of those present would 
accept it." John Moor of Oyster E-iver, husbandman, sold his 
Barrington land, Nov. 22, 1731, to Henry Kees, shop-keeper of 
Portsmouth. In the next year extra inducements were given 
but John Moor had become interested in Canterbury. 

In the year 1732 John Moor was a "trained soldier" at 
Oyster River and in 1733 he received a grant from the town, in 
a division of lands, of 6i/4 acres. No actual military service 
has been discovered. 

November 5, 1727, the Rev. Hugh Adams records ' ' an awful 
earthquake." It was on Sunday evening and the following 
Tuesday was set apart as a Fast day. Only a few weeks later, 
the day before Christmas, the four children were baptised, 
William, Archelaus, Elizabeth and Samuel, "children of John 
More." Oct. 5, 1729, the Rev. Hugh Adams baptised "Sarah 
More, infant of John More." From 1730 to 1739 the church 
records are lost. The incorporation of Durham and the drop- 
ping of the parish name, Oyster River, took place in 1732 but 
John Moor does not seem to have signed any of the petitions. 
Hugh Adams came to Durham in 1718 and John Moor lived in 
town all through the controversy of the Parish with him. In 
1738 Mr. Adams got a judgment against the Parish but in 1739 
the ecclesiastical council censured and dismissed him. In a 
petition in 1738 he complained of the delinquencies of his 
people and cites the efficacy of his prayers for rain. He re- 
mained in Durham during the ministry of his successor and 
retained the confidence and affection of many of his people. 

John Moor's land in Oyster River Parish or Durham may 
be briefly described as follows (deed of 1722) "with all the 
housing and edefices whatsoever on the said half" the 40 acres 
William Pittman bought in 1720 of James Basford in a deed 
which mentions a highway "which is only for conveniency in 
going to and fro the Hook mill" and which was granted by the 
town of Dover to Edward Urin. After living on this place 11 
years John Moor sold for 70 pounds to Samuel Smith "all my 

58 The Descendants of 

lands adjoining to my house and barn at Wednesday Brook and 
adjoining to John Laskey's lands, with all the rest of my lands 
that lyeth on the South side of the Mast road that leads from 
Durham falls to the head of New Durham, however the same 
be bounded or reputed to be bounded together with one dwelling 
house and barn, orchard, garden and fencing." Smith was a 
resident of Durham and was Clerk of the Proprietors of Canter- 
bury, though never a settler there, and of him John Moor 
bought at this time (1733) Lot No, 106 in Canterbury which 
afterward became his home. For some reason the deed was not 
recorded until 1768. John Moor does not seem to have bought 
any other land in Durham. He may have continued to live on 
his home place or may have moved to Oyster River Falls to be 
nearer his work; as a shipwright. The 15 years following 1733 
was a period of transition, part of the time being spent in 
Canterbury making a new home, and part in Durham when 
Canterbury because of Indian troubles or other difficulties was 
impossible as a place of residence. 

For about 8 years after his marriage John Moor lived in 
Durham as a husbandman or shipwright, raising a family, with 
but little of record save of a domestic nature. From the Court 
files now in the office of the Secretary of State at Concord, N. H., 
it is to be inferred that financial difficulties began about 1728 
and continued to harrass him for about 15 years. It is not 
possible to discover whether misfortune or imprudence over- 
took him. The record must speak for itself. 

June 4, 1728 John Moor and Joshua Davis of Oyster River 
gave a note to William Knight in the sum of 15 pounds. This 
bears the earliest signature we have of him, at the age of 32 and 
is almost identical with those of his later years. Three months 
later on September 4, 1728, at Portsmouth, the following under- 
taking was entered into : 

*'We the subscriber do oblige ourselves to deliver unto 
Henry Sherburne, Esq. one thousand of merchantable white 
oak barrel staves on his wharf on or before the 20th inst. 
for three pounds, value received, as witness our hands, 

John Moor, 
Joshua Davis". 

Ensign John Moor 59 

On the next day, September 5, 1728, John Moor of Oyster 
River gave a note to John Downing of Newington for three 
pounds. On November 11, 1728 he executed the following: 

' * Know all men by these presents that I, John Moor, of 
Oyster River in the Province of New Hampshire, am duly 
and justly indebted unto Henry Sherburne, Esq. of the 
town of Portsmouth in the Province aforesaid for the full 
and lawful sum of seven pounds, ten shillings, current 
money of this Province which I promise to pay unto said 
Sherburne his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns 
in good bills of credit upon this province on or before the 
14th day of April next ensuing the date hereof as witness 
my hand this 11th day of November in the second year of 
the reign of our Sovereign Lord George and in the year 
of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and twenty-eight. ' ' 

The body of this document is not in the hand of John Moor. 
His signature however is identical with all those we have of him. 

On June 1, 1729 his 5th child, Sarah, was born. On 
August 10, Mark Newmark, under Sheriff, paid a visit to the 
home of John Moor and reports "I have left a summons at the 
house of the defendant and attacht a chair." On October 5th 
Sarah, "infant of John More" was baptised and the next day 
at a meeting of the proprietors of the new town of Canterbury, 
held in Durham, a committee was chosen to bound the grant. 
On December 3rd Sherburne recovered judgment against John 
Moor for the debt of 7 pounds, 10 shillings, with 2 pounds, 2 
shillings costs. Two days later an execution was issued on the 
Moore-Davis note of 3 pounds and it is marked "received one- 
half of John More." On the same day an execution was issued 
on the Downing note for 3 pounds. 

The dark days of this hard winter finally passed and we 
may be sure that on March 25, 1730, John Moor was in attend- 
ance in Durham at the annual meeting of the proprietors of 
Canterbury. In various deeds and other legal papers he was 
about this period "husbandman," "yoeman" and "shipright" 
and we have found him undertaking contracts relating to lum- 
bering. His troubles were not to culminate for some time for 

60 The Descendants of 

en June 4, 1730, Deborah Knight secured a judgment against 
him on a note given to her late husband. A few days later, on 
June 9th, John Moor sold to John Downing of Newington a 
part of his farm. 11 acres of the same brought the sum of 44 
pounds. Four years later, Downing sold this land to John Las- 
key for 52 pounds. The transaction sufficed for a time. May 
27, 1731 the "home lots" in Canterbury were drawn, John 
Moor securing No. 178. October 17, 1732, John Moor of Dur- 
ham "shipright" deeded 5 acres of his farm to Elizabeth Al- 
cock of Portsmouth. We later find that she was a shop-keeper 
there, trading with John Moor, apparently over a considerable 
period of time. The deed, which was not recorded until 1739, 
may have been something in the nature of security for the pay- 
ment of an account. In 1741 she sold for 20 pounds the 5 acres 
to John Laskey who added them to his farm. 

May 4, 1733, John Moor sold ''all my lands" in Durham 
to Samuel Smith, thus entirely disposing of his homestead. His 
wife Hannah, signed by her mark. A few days later, May 16th, 
Nathaniel, their youngest son, was born. On the 17th Eliza- 
beth Alcock of Portsmouth instituted an action of ejectment 
from the five acres of which "she should be in quiet and peace- 
able possession." On May 21st the sheriff paid another visit 
to John Moor's little home by the brook and went through the 
formality of attaching a hat. 

Events were moving rapidly for the family. William, the 
eldest son, was 13 years old, Archelaus was 11, both unable to 
comprehend so serious a situation. The turning point had ar- 
rived and on August 2nd, John Moor, his own alotment in 
Canterbury proving to be badly located, bought of Samuel Smith 
' ' for a valuable sum of money " by a deed not recorded for some 
reason until 1768 "one whole right in the town of Canterbury" 
it being lot No. 106, the deed containing these significant words, 
"provided he settle." On this land John Moor made his per- 
manent home. It is easy to believe that it was not long after- 
ward, perhaps during that very Summer, that John Moor made 
preparation to occupy his land. He may have built "the cave" 
in that year but if not then probably during the next season, 
for on June 30, 1736, a number of settlements had been made 
and the town voted to have a minister. 

Ensign John Moor 


In the mean time, on November 15, 1733, Deborah Knight 
secured a judgment, on the Moor-Davis note given to her late 
husband, for 15 pounds, 5 shillings, and on the 20th of the 
month the sheriff attached a chair at the home of each. An 
other atachment issued on June 8, 1734. 

For over 4 years, during which, on May 6, 1737, Hannah, 
the 7th child was born, we have no other record of John Moor 
or his family. On November 8, 1738 Elizabeth Alcock, shop- 
keeper of Portsmouth, with whom the family appeared to con- 
tinue to trade, made out the following bill, reproduced in full, 
^rhieh is extremely interesting as showing the manner of living 
of the time and many strangely named articles in use: 

Mr. Jno. More To Eliza; Alcock Dr; — 

To 8 yds Ozenbr. @ 2/6. 4 yds garlix @ 3/10 . 1-15-4 

To ^ Tobaco 2/. 1 lace 6ci. 1 pr. shoes 10/ . . 12-6 

To peper & Thread lid. 2 yds s(h)alloon 12/ . 12-11 

To 4 yds garlix @ 4/. 1 gallo Mollass. 4/6 . . 1-6 

To 1 pi-, stockings 12/. 2 gallo Rum 17/ . . 1 - 9 - — 
To Thread 1/10. 4 yds garlix 16/ ... 17 - 10 

To 6qts Rum 12/. To Jno. Pitman . . . 12 - — 

To 2% yds Cloth @ 21/. buttons 4/ . . 3-1-9 

To buttons & Thread 3/ . . . . . 3- — 

To 1 qt Rum 2/6 li/4 yd fusting @ 5/6 . . . 9-5 

To 6 yds Ozenbr. @ 2/6. 1 pr. Cards 6/8 . 1-1-8 

To pipes 4cl. 10% i/g yds Cloth @ 1/10 . 1 - - 4 

To thread & pins 2/6. Cloth 5/6 . . . . 8 - — 

To 1 Lace 3/9. 3 Laces 2/3 6 - — 

To 11/2 yds Cloth 6/9. 1 poringer 7d . . . 7-3 

To 1 pan 4<i. Calliminco 5/6 . . . . 5-10 

To 1 Lace 3^. ferit 1/6. Cloth 4/4 . . . 6-1 

To buttons 9d. 2 qts. Rum 4/ . . . . 4-9 

To sugar 6<i. Cash paid 23/ . . . . 1-3-6 

To 5 yds Cloth 10/. 5yds Ozebr. 12/6 . . 1-2-6 

To 1 gallo. Mollass. 4/6. peper lOd . . . 4-10 

To biskt. 6. 1 gallo. Rum 8/. 1 hank^. 5/4 . . 13-10 

To 500 Nails @ 2/4. 11/2 yds swonskin @ 6/6 1-1-5 

To Ribond 3/6. Sugr. 5/. 3 gallo. MoUass. @ 4/6 1 - 2 - — 

To 151/0 yds Cloth @ 1/10 — 11 yds do. 22/ 1 ? - 10 - 5 


The Descendants op 

To 4 yds Ozenbr. 10/. 1 Comb P. pins 1/ 

To thread 1/8. 2 Laces 2/. 600 Nails 15/ 

To 1 pr. bootts 34/. 1 hatt 7/6. Ipr. shoes 8/ 

To 1 gallo. Rum 14/. Nails 2/ sugr. ?/ 

To 1 Lace 9cl. 1 box Iron 12/. 1 Lace 1/ 

To 2 knifes 3/. thread 10. I1/2 yd garlix @ 4/ 

To 5 yds Ozenbr. @ 2/6. thread V 

To 1 yd Cambriek 10/. paid Morrise 4/ . 

To 1 hankr. 8/6. Ozenbr. 2/6 

To 605. Sugr. 6/. y. Note Robt. Huckings 40/ 

To Narrow Cloth 8/. 1 pott 1/. beeds 1/6 

To 1 pitcher 1/2. 2 fans 6/8 

To 51/0 yds Ozenbr. @ 2/6. 2 gaUo. Rum 16/ 

To 21/2 Sugr. 2/6. do. 3/. 3 yd^ Ozenbr. @ 2/6 

Caried Over 

Sum Brought over 
To 1 Lace 9d. 1 pr. shoes 11/. hankr. 11/6 
To 1 knife 1/8. peper 10<i. pins 6<3. 
To 4 yds baiss @ 4/6. sugr. 2/. pins 1/ 
To 1 knife 2/. sugr. 5/. bead fright 5/ . 
To 1 hankr. 10/. 1 knife 2/. peper 10<i . 
To pins 4<i. 1 hankr. 8/. 1 Resting & Jno. Pray 22/ 
To 7 yds holland @ 5/9. 2 yds shalloon 11/ 
To garlix 8/6. 1 Comb 3/6. thread 4^. 
To homespone 5/9. 2 Tobacco 2/. bisk*. 1/ 
To 3 yds Cotton Cloth 18/. 1 gallo. Molass. 
To Salt 2/. 1 gallo. Mollass. 5/. Cash paid 1/ 
To 1 pan 1/. Earthen ware 4/10 
To 1 busho. salt 7/ 2i/^ yds homspone 15/ 
To 1 Resting 22/ ... . 

Ballance due 

Eliza: AUcock 
Portsmo Nov. 8th: 1738 
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By 1200 red oak hh<i. staves @ 40/ . 
By 1400 red oak hhd. do. @ 40/ 

By 400 red oak hhd do 

By 290 pipe do 

By Timber 97/. To Ebeiir. More 
By staves y.O part with Randell 
By Eben More 30/. 3\ butter 3/6 . 
By Timber To Gunnison 68/9 


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By do. To Gunnison 63/4 

By 3 Ton & 23 foot Timber @ 32/ 

Calamanco was a glossy woolen twilled or chequered stuff, 
often brocaded in the warp so that the pattern showed on one 
side only. Osnaberg (first made in a town of that name in 
Germany) was a coarse cloth made of flax or tow. Baize was a 
woolen stuff woven originally of fine yarn but in later genera- 
tions of coarser materials, generally in plain colors, green or 
red. Fustian was a stout cloth of cotton or of cotton and flax, 
and was very durable. Ferret was a silk tape or ribbon used 
for lacing. The habit of consuming large amounts of spirit- 
uous liquors was general among all classes of people and con- 
tinued for nearly a hundred years after this period. As late as 
1778 the town of London voted to have two barrels of rum at 
the raising of the new church. 

The name of Eben or Ebeneezer More oeeur:; in the ac- 
count. He was probably not related to our ancestor. It was 
probably he who was born 1706 (10 years later than Ensign 
John Moor), the son of John Moor and Mary Cutts, and curious- 
ly enough had a brother John who was born in the same year, 
1696, as our ancestor, and married Elizabeth Fernald. No 
other transactions connect the two men and it was probably a 
casual business deal. 

From the fact that about this time (1738) John Moor was 
buying nails ("500 nails" and "600 nails" and "nails 2 shill- 
ings" it may be inferred that having sold his Durham home 5 

64 The Descendants of 

years before he was building his Canterbury house. Possibly 
in the soil under the stones of the cellar some of these hand- 
made nails, originally driven home by his owii hand, may be 
still uneonsumed by rust. 

On Aug. 13, 1739, nearly 9 months after the goods were 
sold, Elizabeth Alcock secured an attachment. The outcome of 
this process is not of record but she was undoubtedly paid ul- 

January 14, 1740, John Moor of Canterbury, Shipwright, 
bought of Benjamin Jones lot No. 55 in Canterbury. This later 
became the home of his son William who there built the house 
which is still standing, a very interesting structure. On May 
6th of this year Mary his 10th and last child was bom. It was 
in this year also that he was made Highway Surveyor in Canter- 
bury. Feb. 25, 1741-2, a petition alleged that there were 30 
families in town. This is believed by Historian Lyford to have 
been an exaggeration but in 1741 Canterbury was given town 
privileges. May 15, 1742, Catherine, widow of Ephraim Den- 
nett, secured an attachment against John Moor. In 1743 John 
Moor's son, Archelaus, bought his first land in Canterbury and 
in the next year his son William was a Field-driver there and 
a fort was erected with the money which was originally set 
apart for the ministry. May 15, 1742, Catherine Dennett 
secured an attachment against "John Moor, late of Canter- 
bury, residing in "Durham." He was probably only tem- 
porarily there. Nothing more appears until 1748 when William 
and Samuel, the sons, bought land in Canterbury and at the 
annual meeting March 16, 1749 (one of the last to be held in 
Durham) the legal voters of Canterbury, or the "Proprietors", 
as they were called, elected John Moor one of the Selectmen, in 
company with Captain Jeremiah Clough and Josiah Miles, two 
of the substantial men of the community. It is probable that 
by this period John Moor had worked out of his financial dif- 
ficulties. With his large family and always limited resources 
he was dependent upon the prosperity of the colony to make 
both ends meet and it must not be forgotten that during many 
of the years of his greatest need Indian warfare rendered his 
work in the woods precarious. Much of the time the state of 
public finances was low and undertakings of all kinds were 

Ensign John Moor 65 

fraught with danger. His Durham farm was not particularly 
productive and the Canterbury soil proved to be even less so 
after the first generation had received the early fruits of the 
then rich but shallow and sandy wood-land, 

John Moor was educated in the schools of Portsmouth, a 
lively seaport of considerable size and the only place of note in 
the colony. His wife, Hannah Sias, brought up, if not bom, 
in a straggling neighboring settlement, of poor Huguenot 
parents, never learned to write. Nevertheless all of their chil- 
dren were given the advantages of schooling in Durham. The 
fine penmanship, at its best almost copper plate, of Archelaus 
Moore, Town Clerk of Canterbury, was diligently acquired 
there. Samuel 's hand was nearly as good. That of William, the 
eldest son, showed less cultivation. 

During all of his life John Moor seems to have had no busi- 
ness dealings with his prosperous brother. Col. Samuel Moore 
of Portsmouth. Marriages were the important factors in the 
lives of each and shaped their destinies. In spite of his humble 
choice Fate dealt kindly with John Moor. He had no share in 
the fame and fortune that came to his brother. There may have 
been estrangements but as we know of none we may suppose 
that on his visits to Portsmouth he was frequently to be found 
in the office and shop of the merchant and *' ship-master, " his 
brother, and at his table in the sumptuous home. 


66 The Descendants of 


1. School house. Present Dist. No. 2. 

2. Location of principal "Forte." Capt Jeremiah Clough house, later 

occupied by Billy Pillsbury, 

3. Sam'l Moore, Jr. (son of Capt. Sam 'I), E. & E. Gibson, A. J. Dear- 


4. Tavern, Capt. Samuel Moore-McCrillis-Blanchard, Mrs. E. B. Stearns, 

5. Ezekial Moore, James Elkins, J. S, Elkins, Geo. F. Blanchard. 

6. Mathias Moore birthplace, "block house," Abbie Merrill, Mrs. John 


7. Col. Archelaus Moore, Ebenezer & James Greenough, Kenneth Pope. 

8. Lt. William Moor, Ary Sargent, A, Coburn, S. Gilman, Mrs. M. S. 


9. Site of ' ' old house in corner, ' ' John Moore, Abraham Moore. 

10. Samuel Moor & Rachel ' ' French place, ' ' Royal Jackman, J. W. Scales, 

Albert Blanchard. 

11. School House No. 1 authorized 1794, building removed. 

12. Ensign John Moor, original home, house 400 ft. North of road, gone 

80 years. Cellar visible. 

13. Location of ' ' Cave ' ' built by Ensign John Moor. 

14. James Head, John Moore (son of Col. Archelaus) Hannah & James 

Moore, J. T. G. Emery, S. C. Hanson. Cellar visible. 

15. Location of early "forte," south of center of lot 107, stones of 

foundation visible. 

16. Cellar visible of small early house. Chase Bennett late occupant. 

17. Stephen Moore, son of Capt. Samuel, D. C. Tenney, W. Carter, L. 


18. Site first meeting house in Canterbury, of logs. Probably abandoned 

about 1760. Nothing visible. 

19. Location of first burial ground, near present Tallant family yard. 

20. Dr. David Moore, 2nd location, Albert Blanchard 1S60, house gone. 

21. Canterbury Center burial ground, blacksmith shop John Moore (son 

of Capt. Samuel) in corner. 

23. John Moore (son of Capt. Samuel) Richard & J. C. Greenough, H. 

W. Hutchins. 

24. Canterbury Center. Meeting house. Town hall (formerly the original 

meeting house). Stores, dwellings, &c. 

25. Dr. David Moore. Cellar visible. 

26. Nathaniel Moore, Josiah Moore, Hannah & James Moore. Cellar 


27. Gilman Bennett. Cellar visible, 

28. Joseph Bennett and sons, Amos, Joseph, Levi & David. Cellar visible. 

29. David Bennett, Mrs. E. Dickerman. Cellar visible. 

30. J. Harrison Bennett. Cellar visible. 

31. Levi Bennett. Cellar visible. Old road abandoned. 

Chapter VIII. 


Owing to the exposed condi- 
rJ/^^/^^c ':e:<>'c.-<^/^^ tion of Canterbury, the new 

town, and the dangers involved 
in settling there, progress halted time and again, John Moor 
promptly took his allotment of land as a Grantee under the 
Charter of 1727, by reason of being a land-holder in Durham 
where most of the Proprietors lived. He also acquired addi- 
tional rights by purchase. He evidently planned to secure 
enough land for the needs of himself and his four sons. He was 
as heavily committed to the success of the enterprise as anyone. 
Most of the people of Durham had little thought of removing 
from their well equipped homesteads, their long tilled fields and 
pleasant and safe surroundings. They gradually disposed of 
their "rights" in Canterbury for cash and remained in Dur- 
ham. Not so did John Moor. In 1733 he made what appears 
to be a trade with Samuel Smith of Durham, selling Smith his 
home place in Durham for the sum of 70 pounds and buying 
40-acre home lot No. 106 of Smith, which, being the original 
right of Phillip Chesley, was one which Smith himself had 
.acquired by purchase. The deed, Smith to Moor, was not re- 
corded for some reason until July 6, 1768. The consideration 
was **a valuable sum of money" and the covenant contained 
the significant words ''provided he settle." This is supposed 
to indicate that transfers of title about that time without inten- 
tion of occupation were discouraged or prohibited. The effect 
of this provision was probably the construction of 


This interesting subject has been preserved by family tra- 
dition. Doubtless to establish and perfect his title to the piece 
of ground he had purchased, John Moor journeyed through the 
woods from Durham to his property in Canterbury and there, 
either in the year 1733 or shortly afterward, constructed in the 

Sylvanus C. Moore standing among the stones used 
to fill "The Moore Cave." 

rtty^ -^ ^ , 


Hacket-Mooro Agreement of 17(32. See page 76 

Ensign John Moor 69 

bank at the side of the fine brook which flowed south across the 
western end of his 40-acre lot, a structure which would answer 
the purposes of a temporary home. Mr. John G. Tallant, whose 
father at the time owned the lot, states that between 1856 and 
1860 he with James Hodge carried loose stones from above the 
orchard so as to plant potatoes there and dumped them into 
"the old Moore cave hole" and that at that time the hole was 
close to the brook and seemed to be about 10 by 12 feet in size 
and so deep there was danger of a sheep getting hurt, the main 
portion of the lot being used for a sheep pasture. In after years 
some of the stones were drawn away on sleds to fill in a turn 
in the Merrimack Eiver back of the Charles Smith place and 
around the bridge but a great quantity remains to this day. 

We may suppose that the "cave" was small, partly under- 
ground and partly projecting toward the brook and was built 
in of timber hewn on the premises, and that it had a chimney 
of stones and clay. In this rude "dug-out" the progenitor of 
our race, the forefather of every person of Moore blood in this 
book, lived off and on in the solitude. Later his sons became 
old enough to accompany him. Neighbors were few and scat- 
tered at long distances at clearings in the forest, the roads being 
no more than bridle paths, for carts were not for some years 
brought into the wilderness. Many times, it is said, to throw 
the Indians off the scent our forebear would walk in the brook 
down to its outlet in the Merrimack and thence go to the old 
Greenough store on Boscawen Plains, a settlement made some 
ten years before Canterbury on the opposite side of the river. 
The Indians were not always predatory but when otherwise 
were inquisitive and mischievous. 

How many times in after years in his farm house with his 
grandchildren or great-grandchildren about his knees would 
John Moor relate stories of those early days and recount his 
perils, the menace of the red man, the howl of the wolf and the 
screech of the catamount? In the early days themselves, after 
the removal from Durham, John Moor had about him his young 
sons and daughters whose first years were spent in the com- 
parative security of a coast town. To them the stories were 
of lands beyond the sea, of the homes and events of Old England 
and, for the mother was the daughter of a Huguenot refugee. 

70 The Descendants of 

of the fields and cottages of sunny France. With the roar of 
the pine-knot fire on the broad hearth and in the feeble light 
of the candles, how terrible became the story of the massacre 
of Saint Bartholomew! Then there were also the adventures 
of Samuel Moor, his father, mariner out of Portsmouth, the 
sailings to Barbadoes and his service in the Province fleet of 
the King's navy. 

The writer learned of the cave story from Sylvanus C. 
Moore at Weirs, ]\". H., in 1908. Mr. Moore, who died there 
Feb. 20, 1910, one week after his 80th birthday, had always 
lived in Canterbury, owning his father's home place at the time 
of his death. When a young man he was shown by John T, G. 
Emery, born 1799, grandson of Col. David McCrillis, the cave 
hole. The spot was pointed out to Mr. Emery, who had an 
interest in such things and a good memory, by his grandfather 
McGrillis, who was second husband of Capt. Samuel Moore's 
Avidow, Susannah, and therefore in the family. Col. McGrillis 
was born in 1754, knew Ensign John Moor for over 30 years 
and did not die until 1825, 40 years after our ancestor. 

In 1909, Mr. S. C. Moore and the writer examined the 
locality carefully and settled on the spot with reasonable satis- 
faction. An effort was made to pull away enough rocks and 
cobbles to ''see something" and at this work the elder man 
was eager as a boy. Nothing was accomplished save to secure 
a photograph of Mr. Sylvanus C. Moore standing at the edge 
of the brook in the young woods at the location of "the cave" 
which his great-great-grandfather built. 

Later the two found the "cellar hole" of the original En- 
sign John Moor house a few rods east of the cave and at the 
western edge of the open field, next the woods. When it is 
understood that the successive pointing out by witnesses was 
later supplemented by the discovery from the record of land 
titles that the lot, according to the Proprietor's official map, 
was the same purchased by John Moor in 1733 and the one 
"where I now live" of 1785, showing his half -century of occu- 
pancy, nothing further seems to be necessary in the way of 

The house-site is a cellar-hole plainly to be seen in the level 
field filled with small stones. Pieces of brick mingled with 

Ensign John Moor 71 

the stones indicate a chimney. The bricks were crudely mixed 
and irregularly burned and were small, probably of tovni manu- 
facture. The house was probably not very large. The hole is 
about 20 by 26 feet and the cellar was under one-half of the 
house only. Only one person now living can remember any 
building on this lot. Mrs. W. W. Wheeler, who was Mary Jane 
Blanchard, reared at the Capt. Samuel Moore Tavern, less than 
a half-mile away, was born in 1820. She can recall the house, 
of one and a half stories, facing south, with a small ell joining 
the east end and running north. In the ell was a side door, the 
main door being in the middle of the front, a typical low, broad, 
"first settler" house, unpainted and with one large central 
chimney. The structure disappeared about 80 years ago and 
no one remembers what became of it. Mr. Tallant thinks it 
was burned down as coals have been found when plowing the 
field. The location of the barns is not known but there are 
some indications that they were small and in a hollow behind 
and northwest of the house where vestiges of a cornered wall 
remain. Some rods in front of the house-site, between it and 
the present road, in a large hollow, are remains of what are 
said to have been tan pits, two or three of them. There is no 
indication that any of the Moore family were tanners except 
a tradition in one branch, that of Col. Matthias Moore. Strange 
to say Mrs. Wheeler, whose memory is so tenacious, can recall 
nothing of the smell of tanning leather on her way to school. 
West of the big brook, at present dried up in dry summers, was 
and is a fine spring, located in the corner of lots 94 and 96 with 
lot 106, a spring which has undoubtedly been in constant use 
since 1740. John Moor being a shipwright probably built his 
own house and all of the interior conveniences such as cupboards, 
shelves and benches. In the earliest days only the roughest and 
commonest articles could be made in the new settlements owing 
to the lack of mills and tools. When he built his Canterbury 
residence John Moor was not able financially to build a large 
and commodious residence and in after years his reduced fam- 
ily did not require one. 

Until recent years a road ran diagonally from the Tallant 
road south of John Moor's, past his house, crossing the brook, 
emerging on the main north and south road at the door-yard 

72 The Descendants of 

of the Stephen Moore place, later the Carter, now the Pickard 
place, crossing the road and dooryard to run down across a 
good stone bridge, still to be seen, over the brook which is the 
outlet of Morrill Pond, to end in front of the Samuel Moore- 
McCrillis-Blanchard Tavern. With the thinning out of the 
population in the southern part of the town the road became 
but little used and its course is not easily traced at the present 

On the north end of the lot are the remains of a large 
orchard of ancient origin. It was natural, not grafted, fruit 
and was much esteemed in its palmy days before the better 
stock was obtainable. North of it, several rods beyond the 
second wall, among the present pines, on the highest ground, 
there is a small depression filled with stones which is still 
pointed out as the site of a "fort" or "block house" or place 
of shelter for the neighbors from the Indians. The whole sec- 
tion once so well cultivated and peopled has reverted to pas- 
ture land with not a human habitation in sight. From a refer- 
ence to a town meeting called at the "lower fort" at the house 
of Samuel Moore his first tavern or inn may have been either 
at his father's house or north of it at the "fort." A tradition 
remains to this day that owing to some dissatisfaction with the 
keeping of the tavern it was removed to a new and more distant 
location, where commodious buildings were erected and the 
benefits of direct north and south stage traf&c secured, and 
where Capt, Samuel Moore began a lucrative business which he 
and his successors carried on for nearly 150 years. 

In the town records a meeting was called July 7, 1758, at 
"the lower fort in said Canterbury at the house of Samuel 
Moor." There is no tradition that the well known Moore- 
McCrillis-Blanchard tavern was ever a fort. There was, how- 
ever, it is perfectly well known, a "block house" where Mrs. 
John Snyder lives, half a mile below the tavern. A doubt exists 
which can never be resolved and these indications are given 
for what they are worth. 

There is a tradition that toward the last of the occupancy 
of the old Ensign John Moore house, neighbors one night were 
alarmed by a woman's screams from within it. On investigat- 
ing it was found that the occupants were having a family 

Ensign John Moor 73 

quarrel and resented any outside interference, preferring to 
settle the difficulty themselves. 

At times during the period following the granting of the 
new town in 1727 and 1733, when John Moor bought more land 
in Canterbury, he worked at his trade as a shipwright. Disap- 
pointed at the failure of the colony to flourish and afford him a 
livelihood and with many mouths in his family to feed, wages 
were essential, for he had sold his home in Durham (to buy 
better land in Canterbui'y) and must needs pay rent. There 
is no reason to doubt that this was the dark and uncertain por- 
tion of his life and the time of many a hard fought battle with 
himself. His wife, Hannah Sias, had seen but little schooling, 
for she writes, in the deed in 1733 of the homestead, with "her 
mark." All the children were kept at school in Durham and 
they were given the benefits of the limited but sound education 
of the times. The patient self-denying father and loyal and 
thrifty Huguenot mother lived to see each of them well-to-do in 
property and of high repute in the community. 

Lot No. 177 received by John Moor as a Grantee in the 
drawing of lots proved to be so poorly located on the edge of the 
town (at the present time partly in Concord and partly in 
Loudon) that he made no effort to improve it. He bought the 
Smith lot. Indian troubles rendered the future of the settle- 
ment doubtful. Indecision is indicated by the description of 
John Moor in the various deeds of the period. In 1732 he is 
shipwright of Durham, in 1733 yoeman of Durham, in 1740 he 
is shipwright of Canterbury, in 1748 shipwright of Durham, 
and later in the same year he is husbandman of Durham. In 
the deed of Nov. 18, 1748, he is of Canterbury and thereafter 
uniformly of that town. This covers a long period and there is 
nothing to show when the last of the family moved from Dur- 
ham. It is probable that the shifting was very gradual, the 
elder sons becoming established before the final breaking up at 
Durham took place. 

In the petition of 1747 of Canterbury inhabitants for a grist 
mill John Moor's name is not found with those of his sons 
Arehelaus, William and Samuel, probably because he was tem- 
porarily at Durham. 

74 The Descendants of 

When and how John Moor received the title of Ensign is 
not known but it is first coupled with his name in the report of 
the meeting of the Proprietors called March 16, 1749 "at the 
meeting house at Durham Falls," when he with Capt. Jeremiah 
Clough and Mr. Josiah Miles were made the Selectmen of Canter- 
bury for the year ensuing. This indicates better than anything 
else the prominence of John Moor in the new colony. There was 
doubtless a defensive organization of the inhabitants for it was 
s, time when every able-bodied man was ' ' a trained soldier ' ' and 
carried arms against the Indians. No field service or service in 
any war has been found for Ensign John Moor. He probably 
had much unofficial scouting and the handling of the Canterbury 
forces was for many years a serious business. "When the time 
came for enlistments in foreign wars against the French he was 
well past middle life and during the Revolutionary war he was 
an aged man. It is interesting in the latter connection to note 
that in 1778 the town voted that his "head be exempted from 
future rates ' ' meaning he should be called upon to pay no more 
poll taxes during his life. He was then 82 years old and the 
exemption served him till his death in his 90th year. 

The year 1752 seems to have been a busy one for our fore- 
father. It is recorded that the town meeting was held at his 
house. He was then 56 years of age and one of the substantial 
men of the community. At this meeting he was elected Tything- 
man and Fence-Viewer and was appointed on a committee to 
examine the accounts of the Selectmen. 

"What would we not give for a "Motion-picture" of this 
meeting; the gathering of the legal voters, their arrival on foot 
or horseback, their disposition of their horses, the little knots 
around the door discussing town affairs! Within, doubtless 
every chair and seat was assembled and some brought from other 
houses. Refreshments were customary and the good wife and 
daughters had their ' ' hands full ' ', during the bustle and excite- 
ment of the occasion. The lineaments of the founders of all the 
leading families of the town lined the modest meeting room. 
Their faces will never be known, for only the wealthy in the 
large towns could have oil portraits in those days, but their 
steadfast promotion of the best interests of the struggling com- 
munity produced results far beyond their lifetime and their 
memories are deservedly revered. 



(rv- ■ 's. ' \ 

" 1 ♦ 


Southeast corner of Canterbury Center burial ground. Nearly all the 

Moores of early times are, probably, here interred ; most of tliem 

without headstones. The large monument is that of Col. 

Stephen Moore (son of Sam'l). 

"Where lieavcs the turf ivith many a mouldering/ lieap. 

Each in his narrow hed forever laid, 

The rude forefathers of the hamlet sleep." 

Site of house of Ensign .John Moor, Canterbury. The foreground show; 

tlie stones of the celhir. Looking north, beyond the orchard and 

the large pine in the center, is the site of one of 

the town ' ' forts ' ' or blockliouses. 

Ensign John Moor 75 

In 1753 John Moor was Highway Surveyor and also on a 
Committee ' ' to call the Committee to account who built the meet- 
ing house and see what they have done with the money." The 
Committee consisted of ' ' Ensign John Moor, Samuel Shepard and 
Ephriam Hackett." On a vote in the same year to pay Mr. 
Scales (the minister) 40 shillings for the past year, William 
Forrest, William Curry and John Moor entered their dissent. 
At the meeting of August 16, 1757 Ephraim Hackett was moder- 
ator and at the adjourned meeting Aug. 30th Ensign John Moor 
was moderator. At the meeting of July 5, 1758, dissent from 
paying Rev. Robert Cutler was entered by Ephraim Hackett, 
Ezekial Morrill, William Moor, James Head, Sr., James Head, 
Jr., William Glines, Reuben Morrill, William Glines, Jr., Ec- 
sign John Moor and William Forrest, Jr. ; many of them the 
most prominent men in town. The nature of the church troubles 
is imperfectly known. In 1757 John Moor was voted 72 pounds 
for going three times to Durham "to call the committee to ac- 
count that built the meeting house and sell the land for the 
same and (see) what they have done with the money." By 
August 9th, 1756, the outside of the new meeting house, located 
on part of lot 116 at the growing "Center" was "finished and 
the first floor laid double. ' ' Previously the whole community wor- 
shipped in the primitive log church built just South of the little 
' ' Tallant ' ' grave yard about a mile South of Canterbury Center. 
Evidently the erection of a new house of worship was attended 
by many difficulties and delays as well as disputes. Ensign John 
Moor was active in promoting the cause of religion in the new 
settlement and was, as we have seen, entrusted with the chief 
responsibilities when the affairs of the church became deeply 

In 1753 John Moor was on a committee to see that the pro- 
ceeds from laying out the meadows be "worked out on high- 
ways." In the same year he was on a committee "to take off 
the boards of the fort and sell to the highest bidder and to set up 
two lengths of the fort that are laid down and brace the rest as 
they see fit. ' ' The town had been settled more or less for nearly 
20 years yet it was still necessary to have a place of refuge in 
good condition. At this time there was probably but one fort 
though its location is not definitely determined. From the fact 

76 The Descendants of 

that a majority of the homesteads were in the Southern part of 
town it was probably not far from the Moore locations. We 
have seen that in 1758 a reference occurs in the town records 
to ''the lower fort at the house of Samuel Moore." 

In 1756 John Moor was on a Committee to "lay out the com- 
mon meadows." In 1754 he had been Moderator of the town 
meeting and in 1755 and 1756 he was Selectman. In 1758 he 
was Moderator, Selectman and on a committee to examine the 
accounts of the Selectmen. In this year he was Moderator at 
three special town meetings. In 1759 he was Moderator and 
Fence Viewer. He was Moderator at a special meeting June 12, 
1760. He was then 64 years old and reached, about this period, 
the limit of his activity and prominence. Later offices were all of 
minor character, Tythingman in 1762, Surveyor of Highways in 
1766, Hogreeve, 1768, and Hogreeve, 1769. 

In the year 1761 Rev. Abiel Foster was settled as the first 
minister of the tovm. Mr. Ezekial Morrill was Deacon, Among 
the papers found by the late Henry Chamberlain of Three Oaks, 
Mich., in searching New Hampshire for evidences of his ancestry, 
was a document showing the true Christian character of our an- 
cestor. That there was a quarrel or dispute with resulting bad 
feeling (which came about the time John Moor ceased to be so 
prominent in town affairs) is inferred and that the agreement 
was the work of intercession by the young minister is to be sup- 
posed from its presence among his papers. On a slip of yellowed 
linen paper about three by seven inches is written: 

Canterbury July ( ?) 1762 

We the Subscribers being together settled all paft dif- 
ferences by engageing to over look & forgive all that we have 
had against each other and to set down together in love & 
charity & we earnestly desire that of Gods mercy we may 
each of us set hereafter in the Kingdon of Gods glory with 
our Lord & Mafter 

In testimony whereof we have hereunto set our Hands 


Ensign John Moor 77 

The paper is in the possession of Mr. Paul M, Chamberlain 
of 1917 Diversey Ave., Chicago, 111,, son of the Hon. Henry- 
Chamberlain, and is kept in safe deposit. The draughtsman 
evidently began his form with the words "Mr. John Moor & 
Mr." and but partially erased them. The spluttering quill of 
Hackett, the condensed and brief autograph of John Moor 
beneath the larger signature raise conjectures which can never 
be solved. The survival of the agreement is remarkable and 
may be regarded by us as Providential. 

James Otis Lyford in his History of the Town of Canter- 
bury (1912) recounting the early and important settlers has 
the following: 

' ' Ensign John Moore, the ancestor of the Mooers of Canter- 
bury and of numerous descendants in all parts of the United 
States, was one of the proprietors of the town. He drew home 
lot No. 177, which he occupied temporarily at least about as 
early as any settler who came to Canterbury. The cave can be 
seen in this locality where he made his dwelling place until he 
could erect a log house. He seems to have alternated between 
his old home in Durham and his new abode in Canterbury for 
several years, probably working at his trade as a shipwright to 
earn money for the support of his family and for further pur- 
chases in the new settlement. For four years, from 1750, when 
the inhabitants first made selection of town officers from among 
themselves, he was one of the selectmen, twice being chairman 
of the board. His prominence in the community is further 
attested by several elections as moderator and tythingman. He 
was a large land owner, purchasing for himself and his family. 
After twenty years of activity in town affairs he appears to 
have given over the burden to his sons Archelaus and Samuel. 

These two men were influential citizens until their death. 
Besides holding all the important town offices they were among 
the early justices of the peace for Rockingham County, resid- 
ing in Canterbury. Samuel was also a deputy sheriff in 1772 
and 1773. He kept the first tavern in town and left a large 
estate at his death, which occurred in his fiftieth year. Until 
his removal to Loudon late in life the name of Archelaus Moore 

Note — The lot on which John Moor settled was No. 106, not 177. — H. P. M. 

78 The Descendants of 

constantly appears in the town records both as an office holder 
and as a member of important committees. William and 
Nathanial Moore, the eldest and youngest sons of Ensign John 
were early honored by elections to important positions. In the 
building of the town and in the shaping of its affairs no family 
in Canterbury was more potential for half a century than the 
Moores. ' ' 

The position of John Moor in the community is nowhere 
better shown than in the order of names in the "wood rate" 
(for providing the minister with fire wood) for the Rev. Abie! 
Foster in 1762, in which all the inhabitants are listed with the 
amounts to be donated. It began "Capt. Josiah Miles, Ensign 
John Moor, (Deacon) Ezekial Morrill, Thomas Clough, 
Ephraim Hackett, Henry Y. Brown, Lt. Archelaus Moor, Sam- 
uel Moor, ' ' etc. 

John Moor lived for nearly a quarter of a century after his 
agreement with Mr. Hackett and for 26 years after he had 
acted as Moderator for the last time in 1760. The later years 
of his life were uneventful. His family had grown up around 
him and his sons took their places in the town work long before 
he relinquished his tasks, and continued long afterward. A few 
transactions in real estate took place, the final one being a deed 
acknowledged Dec. 24th, 1784 before his son, Archelaus Moore, 
Justice of the Peace. In this for 300 pounds he sold to Ezekial 
Moore of Canterbury, Yeoman, Lot 106, the original right of 
Phillip Chesley, first division "where I now live" and also 12 
acres of intervale land. John Moor was then 88 years old. His 
wife, Hannah, died a little over a year later, and he followed 
soon after. It is supposed that Ezekial, his grandson, home 
from the Revolutionary War and not yet married, took care of 
his aged grandparents. John Moor left no will. No admin- 
istration of his estate is found of record probably because he 
left no real estate and comparatively little personal property, 
having disposed of everything before his death. 

No portrait of Ensign John Moor or of his wife, Hannah, 
was ever made. From characteristics of widely separated 
branches of the family and from the findings of life insurance 
companies that few men except those of medium size and slender 
habit live to be 90 years old, we may assume that he conformed 

Ensign John Moor 79 

physically to that type and that he had blue eyes, light hair, a 
somewhat prominent nose. Of the appearance of his wife. 
Haiuiah Sias, we can form no idea save that there are some indi- 
cations that she too was a medium height, probably also of 
medium weight and with dark eyes. 

In the household there may have been three spinsters or 
unmarried daughters for we know nothing of Elizabeth, born 
1724, Sarah, born 1729, and Hannah, born 1737. Had they 
died or been married at the time the existing book of town 
records in the hand of Town Clerk, Archelaus Moore, was 
written up, we may believe that the facts would have been 
recorded. The presumption is that they were alive and at home 
in the useful but inconspicuous life of the family which, in 
Canterbury, lasted over 35 years. 

Under chapter headings each of the four sons, William, 
Col. Archelaus, Capt. Samuel and Nathaniel and the other 
daughter, Mary, comprising the remainder of the large family 
of Ensign John Moor and his wife, Hannah Sias, will be found 
with all that pertains to them and their descendants. 

The death of Hannah, wife of John Moor, occurred Feb. 
11, 1786. It was in the middle of Winter and burial was prob- 
ably deferred. As her plain coffin was borne out of the humble 
home the thread which connected John Moor with the past was 
broken. She had been his companion in adversity and pros- 
perity for 66 years. He lingered less than two months and 
then the day after he passed his 90th birthday, he too went his 
way. Without doubt, unless he was very sick, the 9th of April, 
1696, the day of Ms birth, was remembered by his children and 
their families, for there were 47 of his descendants then living 
in Canterbury and vicinity. When that large company and 
the community gazed on his aged face on the day of the funeral 
they saw one of the last of the original settlers, a Grantee under 
the Charter of 1727 from King George, a man who had looked 
on Canterbury as a wilderness of forest, brook and pond, and 
left it a prosperous and settled town comprising, with Loudon 
and Northfield, nearly three thousand people, free and in- 

On that Spring day in April, 1786, when the leaves were 
budding on the trees, the body of John Moor was laid in the 

80 The Descendants of 

ground, probably in company with that of his wife, the two 
interments at one time. In the comer of the large burial 
ground at Canterbury where the memorials of later generations 
of the Moore family are to be seen there are rough field stones 
which mark forgotten graves. It is supposed that in this por- 
tion of the cemetery Ensign John Moor and Hannah rest. 
' ' After Life 's fitful fever they sleep well. ' ' 

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Deed in handwriting of Archclans Moore, Esquire. Signed by his father, 
Ensign John Moor. Rev. AVjiel Foster was a witness. 



Original Lt. William Moore house. See page 82. Across the road is the 
old dark house on lot 97. 

House built liy Col. Archelaus Moore. The large l.arus join the long 
sheds at the loft. 8oe page 91. 

Chapter IX. 



William Moore, the eldest child of John Moor and Hannah 
Sias, was bom at Oyster River Parish (Now Durham), N. H., 
August 19, 1720, He was baptised in company with his 
brothers Arehelaus and Samuel and sister Elizabeth, by the 
Rev. Hugh Adams, Dec. 21, 1727, at Oyster River. In this 
year the Charter of Canterbury was granted and his father 
acquired rights there. For the first few years of clearing and 
planting in that wilderness, William as the oldest child probably 
stayed at home, taking on himself as far as possible his father's 
duties, but as soon as it became needful to settle permanently 
on the land, we may be sure that William accompanied his 
father and helped to build the future home. This was done on 
lot No. 106, bought by his father, John Moor, in 1733, "pro- 
vided he settle." After " the Cave" had served its purpose 
the building of the homestead took place about 1740. 

The next the records speak of William is of the birth of his 
first child, Agnes, Nov. 30, 1743. We infer that he was married 
in 1742 or early in 1743 but the Canterbury town record (kept 
for many years by his brother Arehelaus) is silent as to this, 
stating stating only ''Margaret his wife born July 10th, 1723." 
It is quite well settled, though not by documentary evidence, 
that Margaret was a Forrest, the daughter of William Forrest 
and Dubia, respectively of Irish and Scotch blood, early set- 
tlers in Canterbury. Wm, Pitt Whidden was known to be a 
second cousin to Mrs. Lucy R. H. Cross's mother. We learn 
from Potter's Military History of New Hampshire that William 
Forrest was a Scout from July to December, 1746, in the same 
company with Arehelaus Moore and Henry Elkins. WiUiam 
Moore was not of this company. At that time he was married, 


82 The Descendants of 

had lost one child (Agnes, who lived only six weeks) and had 
had another, Sarah born December 31, 1744. It is probable 
that the Forrests came to Canterbury as early as 1742 and that 
their eldest daughter Margaret and William Moore became 
acquainted there. William was engaged in the necessary work 
of husbandry while his brother, Archelaus, helped in guarding, 
or as it was called "scouting," such protection being necessary 
during that period to prevent surprises by the Indians. Garris- 
son houses or "Forts" were provided in various parts of the 
town as places of refuge and they were resorted to many times 
during scores of years following the first settlements. 

In 1748 William Moor bought lot No. 55, the first land we 
find that he secured. This was a 40 acre ' ' Home Lot ' ' which he 
bought of his father, John Moor, who had acquired it in 1740, 
"John Moor of Canterbury, shipright" of Benj. Jones of Dur- 
ham. William paid his father 65 pounds for this lot, the latter 
being described as ' ' shipright, of Durham ' ' indicating that John 
Moor had not kept a settled residence in Canterbury. This 
deed was not recorded until 1757. This lot was at the South 
West corner of the North and South road and that road which 
became known in later years as the (Dist. No. 1) School house 
road, it being in the Southern part of the town. It was direc- 
ly South of a "range road" between the lots of his brother, 
Archelaus, acquired in 1745 and 1748. The year 1748, or pos- 
sibly a year or two earlier, may have marked the separation of 
the families of John and his sons, William and Archelaus, the 
sons going to their own lands, leaving John Moor on his original 
lot. No. 106. There is a tradition (transmitted by Mrs, Cross) 
that the two brothers lived together but I can find no verifica- 
tion of it. If true it was probably only during a few of the first 
years in Canterbury. 

There is no way of deciding upon the date of the erection of 
the house William Moor placed upon his lot. No. 55, bought in 
1748 of his father who had owned it since 1740. There is some 
reason to believe that it was erected some years after its pur- 
chase by William Moor. The house stands to-day with but 
little, if any, alteration. It is a typical "first-settler" house, 
one story with low eaves and small cornices. One of the latter, 
hand made, of wood, was not even removed from the eaves of 

Ensign John Moor 83 

the building when the large wood-shed extending Northerly was 
erected some time afterward. The large central chinmey re- 
mains. Opposite the front door a cupboard door when opened 
discloses the backs of three fire places grouped together. The 
second story or attic was never finished off, remaining as 
originally built, with rough flooring. The stairs to the attic 
lead from the kitchen through a small door two steps up from 
the first floor. 

About 50 feet northwest of the dwelling stands the original 
barn, it being in size about 36 by 40 feet and differing in no 
essential particular from hundreds of other barns. Yet this 
building is the one which was being "raised" the day a soli- 
tary horseman appeared from the towns down the river and 
bore the news that actual fighting had broken out between the 
patriots and the British trops near Boston. A jollification, as 
it was called, w^as going on, but the rest of that night was spent 
by the neighbors and friends, so the tradition goes, in "run- 
ning bullets." The old barn is still staunch for it was built 
of heavy hewn timbers many of them forty feet in length. 

About 1830 when the place was OAvned and occupied by 
Adoniram Coburn, Mrs. Coburn's sister hanged herself in the 

The old structure, dating from the period of Canterbury's 
wilderness, has seen and heard many strange things. Tragedy 
and comedy, war and love, romance and drudgery, sickness and 
revelling, all have had their parts and found their players. 

In front of the door of the house stood until it was cut 
down about 1905 a giant elm tree, its graceful branches falling 
well over the roof, making a widespread shade. Samuel Gilman, 
husband of the present owner and occupant, Mrs. Margaret 
Slack Gilman, used to relate that when a boy (he was 69 years 
old when he died in 1907) a very aged negro man used to visit 
his father, reclining under the big elm to tell the story of his 
youth when as the slave of Col. Archelaus Moore, who lived on 
the next place, he once pulled up that very elm "to see if it 
was growing" shortly after it was transplanted there, and was 
roundly whipped for it. This slave was the famous Sampson 
Battis (see chapter on Archelaus Moore) who was born in 1750 
and died in Canterbury at the great age of 103 years, leaving 

84 The Descendants of 

many descendants, some of whom are still residents of Canter- 
bury and vicinity*. He is said to have been over 6 feet tall, 
very erect in carriage and in later years with hair as white as 
snow. Samuel Gilman estimated the age of the tree at about 
150 years when he cut it down. It is interesting and convinc- 
ing that all of these dates, ages and traditions, corroborate each 
other fully. 

Elizabeth, the third child of William and Margaret Moore, 
was born in 1747. It is her distinction to have lived more than a 
century, longer than any other descendant of Ensign John 
Moor. In 1749 Mary was born. She died in 1753. In 1752 
Lj'dia was born. She died in 1755. In 1754 Joseph was born 
and in 1757 William, Jr. Susannah, of whom nothing further 
is known, was born in 1759 and in 1764 the last child "Janne" 
(as the name is spelled in the town record) was bom. In the 
recollections of the Forrest family she was known as "Aunt 
Jennie." Owing to several deatlis in infancy the family of 
William Moor was ne-ver a large one. It suggests several points 
in the study of heredity. 

In 1748, the same year he bought lot No. 55, William Moor 
also purchased a wild and remote piece of land located in the 
hilly part of Canterbury, north and east of where "the Center" 
afterward came into being. It was bought of Nathaniel Lam- 
mus of Dover to whom it was granted by the town "in place 
of a lot that was lost in laying out the first division of lands. ' ' 
There is no No. 95 in the first division of 40-acre lots and evi- 
dently a miscalculation was made, the proprietors' plan show- 
ing No. 94 and 96 adjoining (they being the lots of Archelaus 
Moore and his father) with nothing between. In 1764 WiUiam 
bought lot 97, which was directly east of No. 55, his home place, 
and the one on which the small dark house and barn shown in 
the picture stand. In 1771 he sold this lot, Margaret signing 
by "her mark," for 30 pounds to Benjamin West of Boscawen. 
Evidently no house existed on it at that itme. Later, on its 
northern edge, but above the road, school house No. 1 was 
erected. William Moor bought of Henry and Mary Elkins (see 

*In the United States census of Eevolutionary Pensioners, taken in 
1840, he was given the age of 89 years, making his birth 1750 or 1751, 

Ensign John Moor 85 

Narrative relating to them) lots 45 and 46 (just west of those 
of Archelaus) and presumably worked them as a part of his 
farm. We cannot find that he ever sold any of these lots, ex- 
cepting No. 97. 

For some reason William Moor is not found on the "wood 
rate" for the Rev. Mr. Foster in 1762 though all of his brothers 
appear and also his father, who was then called "Ensign John 
Moor." In 1764 "for fencing and clearing the parsonage" 
he was assessed 12 pounds, 10 shillings as compared with 10 
and 10 for his father, 19 and 10 for Archelaus and 24 pounds 
for Samuel. In the "Town and County Counterpein for 1771" 
the order of ages is preserved and the following amounts are 
carried out, John Moor, 39, William, 41, Capt. Archelaus, 78, 
Capt. Samuel, 111, and Nathaniel, 43. This gives a relatively 
correct idea of their possessions. 

In official life William Moor was not conspicuous. He was 
Selectman in only one year, 1754, when he was also Hogreeve. 
He was at various times between the ages of 32 to 69 (namely 
in the years 1752, 1762, 1768, 1771, 1772, 1780, 1782, 1788 and 
1789) Surveyor of Highways. This covers a long period and 
shows an evenness of capacity. Beginning when the roads were 
hardly more than bridle paths William Moor directed much 
of the work, especially in the southern part of the town, of 
improving the highways. 

In 1754 William Moore and Henry Elkins, his brother-in- 
law, were among the signers of a petition to the Provincial 
Government for remission of their part of the taxes "until the 
pressing dangers and difficulties of the war are over," meaning 
the Indian and French and Indian warfare. William Moore 
seems to have done no military service, but was frequently 
styled "Lieutenant" in the town records. 

Where the young children of William Moor and Margaret 
were buried in 1744, 1754 and 1755 is not known. The first 
interments in town were probably made near the first, or log, 
meeting house, just on the north of the Moore locations and 
about half a mile south of the present Canterbury Center 
burial ground. The church at the Center was not built until 
about 1756. 

86 The Descendants of 

After 1764, when Elizabeth married Nathaniel Glines, the 
family of William Moore underwent no changes until his son, 
Joseph, went to serve in the Revolutionary Army. It was said 
that the next morning after the barn celebration and the night 
of running bullets the man of the place "left for the war." 
Joseph was the only one who would fit into this tradition. He 
was born October 18, 1754 and at the time of the Battle of 
Lexington was almost 21 years old. His younger brother, 
"William, would have been too young and it is not likely that his 
father, a man of 55 years of age, of whom no authenticated 
military service is of record, would have gone. The only other 
Moore of reasonable age was Nathaniel, 42 years old (youngest 
brother of William, Sr.), who had a large family and who 
certainly did not then live at this corner. 

In 1782 William, Jr., married Mary Moore, his cousin, 
daughter of his Uncle Samuel. In May, 1783, Capt. Joseph 
Moore, 29 years old, home from the War, married Elizabeth 
Whidden, 9 years younger. In March, 1785, "Jamie," the 
youngest child, was married to Nathaniel Whidden, brother of 
Elizabeth. Unaccounted for are the daughters Sarah, born 1744, 
and Susannah, born 1759. They probably resided at home, un- 

In the first United States Census of 1790 William Moor is 
credited with being the head of a family of 2 males over 14, 2 
males under 14, and 4 females of various ages. 

In the Forrest Grenealogy, published in 1897 by Mrs. Lucy 
R. H. Cross, family traditions of her grandparents are given, 
first that Dorothy Worthen, born in East Concord in 1763, lived 
at William and Margaret Moore's. William Forrest went to 
live at his Aunt Margaret's when he was 14 years old (in 
1770). The acquaintance there made was followed, at the close 
of his service in the Revolutionary War, of which there is a 
most interesting account, by their marriage in 1782 and their 
removal to a new home in the woods near Forrest Pond. Dor- 
othy (Worthen) Forrest died in 1849 and related many stories 
of early day^. 

William Moore died in 1804, according to the town record 
of Canterburj'-, at the ripe age of 84 years. Of his wife we 
know nothing after her "mark" on the deed of 1771. The 

Ensign John Moor 87 

burial place of William and Margaret is miknown but presum- 
ably it is in the Moore corner of the old cemetery at Canterbury 
Center where many rough and unlettered stones attest ancient 

There are comparatively and actually few descendants of 
this line. 

The homestead was probably always the home of William 
Moore, Jr., and his wife, Mary. They had only 4 children who 
lived to grow up. In 1819, she, a widow, at the age of 62, in 
company with her son Nathan and his wife, Sally (Crosby), 
sold the property to Adoniram Coburn for $1,000, deed not 
recorded until 1828. Nathan and Sally had been married in 
1815 and did not remain in Canterbury long. They removed 
to Bristol where they raised a large family and made their 
permanent home. 

A deed given in 1823 from Coburn to Abraham Moore, 
born 1799, son of John, the son of Nathaniel, furnishes us with 
the first indication of the "old house in the corner" as a sep- 
arate property. The price was only $80 and as no relationship 
existed it must be presumed to have been a fair one. With so 
much land available all over Canterbury it is hardly likely that 
Mr. Coburn would have been willing to sell a quarter acre so 
close to his o^Aai house and in the corner of the crossroads unless 
a dwelling house on the lot furnished a reason. There is strong 
probability that for many years a small house had stood on the 
corner. If so, very interesting possibilities arise. The chiefest 
of these is that it was probably built to serve as the first home 
of William and Archelaus Moore, until they could build better 
houses. It would also lend confirmation to the tradition in the 
Forrest family that the two brothers lived together. They 
could easily have operated their adjoining farms to advantage. 
Neither family was very large at any time. John Moor, their 
father, bought the lot in 1740, and it is likely that at a very 
early date the two sons occupied the property which was then 
at one of the most prominent crossroads in to^vn and on a 
much-travelled highway. All of those who can recall the struc- 
ture agree that it was an old house at the time of their earliest 
recollection. Sylvanus C, Moore described it as "a low 'squat' 
house, one story, not finished of¥ in the attic, not painted, and, 

The Descendants of 

about 1845 to 1850, much in need of repairs and not occupied 
all of the time." In size it was probably much like the small 
dark house now standing on lot 97 easterly across the road. It 
could hardly have become an old house in the 25 years after 
the deed was given in 1823, Abraham Moore removed to Massa- 
chusetts and was married there in 1827. The house was occu- 
pied by his father, John Moor, who was known as ** Uncle 
Johnny Moore," a slender man of medium height, until his 
death in 1837. Probably none of his children was born in it. 
They are, some of them, known to have been born in the original 
Ensign John Moor house (lot No. 106) "in the pasture." It is 
said that Abraham Moore sold the property to Joseph W. 
Scales and that the house was torn down in 1855 and the 
materials sold to Stephen Currier, who used some of them in 
building a barn about a mile southerly near the Concord line. 
Another who recollects the time thinks some of the boards were 
used to make a ' ' stake and withe ' ' fence. Capt. Samuel Gilman, 
who owned the present William Moor dwelling on the main 
part of the lot, finally purchased the quarter-acre "seven roods 
square," and that was the end of its separate existence. "Within 
recent times a depression could be seen where the cellar of this 
small old house had been filled in, thus completing the physical 
obliteration of this common but interesting object and making 
difficult the reconstruction of its history in this generation. 

Chair of Col. Archelaus Moore before restoration. 
Owned bv Howard P. Moore. 



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Chapter X. 


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Col. Archelaus Moore, the second son of Ensign John 
Moore and Hannah Sias was born in Oyster River Parish (now 
Durham), Province of New Hampshire, April 6, 1722. About 
that time the name Archelaus (pronounced in the Moore fam- 
ily, ark'-e-los) is found in the colony three or four times. Arche- 
laus (Matthew 2: 22) was one of the three sons of Herod who 
divided his kingdom after his death. It is not known for whom 
little Archelaus Moore was named. He named none of his 
children after him though his brother Samuel and his son John 
did and the name persisted in several later generations but 
is now extinct. 

At a point on a dividing line between Durham and Lee 
where crystal Wednesday brook crosses the country road, pro- 
viding old-fashioned watering for horses, little Archelaus passed 
his childhood in the rather small and humble dwelling where 
his parents reared their eight children, of almost uniform ages 
from William, born 1720, to Mary, born 1740 ; 18 years. At the 
school house he must have acquired that copper plate hand for 
which he became noted. It may have furnished the reason for 
his clerical preferment in the early days in Canterbuiy, but 
we may be sure his many offices were the result of something 
more substantial. 

On the day before Christmas in the year 1727 he was bap- 
tized with his brothers, William and Samuel, and sister Eliza- 
beth, "children of John More" by the Rev. Hugh Adams. The 
youngest was Samuel, in arms. The scene was doubtless in the 
church at Durham, the eccentric minister of whom all the colony 
was talking in later years, John Moor in the full vigor of his 
manhood, Hannah, his wife, with some of her own people pres- 
ent and the four children, making a picture we would give much 
to have reproduced. 

90 The Descendants of 

Just when Archelaus Moore first visited the wilderness 
called "Canterbury" on the Merrimack River, opposite Bos- 
cawen, we cannot tell. His father, taking with him his eldest 
sons, William and Archelaus, made various expeditions to look 
over his granted and purchased lands soon after 1733, in which 
year John Moore bought Phillip Chesley's lot No. 106, which 
was sold "provided he settle." It is doubtful if either William 
or Archelaus took up a permanent residence in Canterbury 
much before 1740. When Archelaus was barely 21 years old 
he made a purchase of land, buying in 1743 "one right in Can- 
terbury lower intervale, the original lot of Joseph Smith of 
Durham, deceased," No. 152. 

When he was 23 years old he was married. It was at Ken- 
sington, Sept. 19, 1745, by the Reverend Jeremiah Fogg, that 
his hands Averc joined with those of Hannah Elkins, more than 
three years his senior. They lived together 50 years. The 
Elldns family is of Hampton, one of the oldest New Hampshire 
towns (see Dow's History of that town) and the gravestone of 
Hannah's grandfather, Deacon Gershom Elkins, may still be 
seen, inscribed "G E 1718" in the oldest cemetery there, one 
of the smallest and earliest lettered stones, now fallen and 
almost covered by the pine needles of the uncared-for woods 
on the site. Henry Elkins, the emigrant ancestor, father of 
Gershom, was a tailor, admitted "Freeman" in Boston in 1635, 
one of the first settlers of Exeter, N. H., and a signer of the 
"Combination" there in 1639. He removed to Hampton by 
1650. His will, April 27, 1667, mentions but two children, 
Gershom and Eleazor. His wife, Mary, died in 1659. He died 
Sept. 19, 1668, and was styled "Captain." Dow gives the birth 
of Hannah one year previous to Canterbury records. Her 
youngest brother, Henry Elkins, baptized 1729, appears on a 
return by Capt. Jeremiah Clough, dated December 4, 1746, in 
company with Archelaus Moore, it being entitled "A muster 
roll of men guarding and scouting at Canterbury," and en- 
dorsed: "In the House of Representatives, Dec. 4, 1746; Voted 
that the within muster roll, amounting to 165 pounds, six shil- 
lings and eleven pence, be allowed and paid out of the money 
in the Treasury for the defence of the Government. D. Pierce, 
Clerk. Read and concurred, Theodore Atkinson, Secretary. 

Ensign John Moor 91 

Dec. 10, 1746, Assented to, B. Wentworth." Henry Elkins' 
time Avas from July 4th to Dec. 4th, 154 days, Archelaus Moore's 
time being- July 10th to December 4th, 148 days. Each received 
wages something in excess of eight pounds. The muster roll of 
this company is given in full on page 97 of Potter's Military 
History of New Hampshire. Male descendants of Archelaus 
are admitted, by this proof, to membership in the Society of 
Colonial Wars. 

On July 3rd, 1745, Archelaus Moore laid the foundations 
cf his future home, three months before his marriage, by the 
purchase of Abner Clough of Salisbury of the 40-acre home lot, 
first division, of Jabez Davis of Durham. This was located on 
the west side of a north and south "rangeway," which was 
about that time made the main road, and it so remains to this 
day. The lot, supposed to have been 125 rods long, faced on 
the south and east and west "rangeway," which is a road also, 
but little used now. The land is high and to the west Mount 
Kearsage rises boldly on the horizon. Three years after his 
marriage he bought, on Sept. 20, 1748, of the same party, the 
40-acre lot adjoining on the north, making in all 100 rods on the 
main road, the two lots, Nos. 56 and 57, being found in after 
years to contain about 90 acres. The farm is still owned and 
worked as it stood in 1748, in one piece. On the west, across 
another "range," Henry and Mary Elkins bought a similar 
double lot, Nos. 44 and 45. There they lived, Mary being the 
3'oungest daughter of Archelaus, until 1765, when they sold to 
William Moore, eldest brother of Archelaus. It cannot be told 
whether Archelaus and Henry Elkins became acquainted in 
Canterbury by reason of some previous scouting or whether the 
associations of that strenuous Summer were the result of the 
marriage brought on by an acquaintance in Kensington, a town 
somewhat removed from Durham, though nearly as old, and, 
like it, close to the seacoast. 

We do not know where Hamiah (named for both his wiie 
and his mother) was born on December 1, 1746, whether in 
Durham or Canterbury. It is entirely probable, however, that 
before the birth of John, the second child, Nov. 1, 1748, Arche- 
laus had hegun to improve his property and had built him a 
house, perhaps a part of it still standing as the "L" of the 

92 The Descendants of 

fine colonial farm house now owned and occupied by Kenneth 
Pope on the original site. The two-story or main part was not 
added till later though undoubtedly by Arehelaus Moore him- 
self. The removal of the big central chimney and the extending 
of eaves and cornices, giving the house its modern appearance, 
is a matter of memory of living people. Two doors remain in 
the L which show primitive construction and previous hanging. 
The sheds and barn, adjoining on the west, are quite old. The 
bam was formerly longer. 

January 2, 1747, eighteen of the inhabitants, probably all 
there were, signed their names to a petition for a grist mill. 
Arehelaus, with his brothers William and Samuel, is found on 
this list, but not John, their father. The inhabitants were 
first taxed in 1742. In 1750 the town meetings were first held 
in Canterbury, previously having been, for the convenience of 
the proprietors, in Durham from which town most of the 
settlers came. James Scales was the first minister and Town 
Clerk and in 1750 it was "voted to have constant preaching 
until a minister can be settled." Previous to 1750 the meeting 
house was a log structure on the next north and south range- 
way or road east of Arehelaus Moore's place and less than 
half a mile, diagonally, from his house. The schoolhouse, 
probably the first one in Canterbury, was later built not far 
from his corner. The early Moore settlements were all south 
of this first (log) meeting house. Toward the last of the occu- 
pancy of that building they must have furnished a not incon- 
siderable portion of its worshippers, going to the "village" or 
"the Center" which by the slow processes of evolution was be- 
coming established a half mile further north, when the new 
meeting house, near the present site, was built. 

Arehelaus Moore may have been a town officer before 1750 
but the first book of records is not to be found. In that year 
we discover him taking a prominent part in town affairs, being 
Surveyor of Highways and Lot Layer beside, his father, Ensign 
John Moor, being Selectman, and his brother William, Field 
Driver. In the next year both he and his father are Selectmen 
and again in 1755 and in 1756. In 1752 and 1754 he held no 
offices of record and in 1753 only the humble one of Hogreeve. 

Ensign John Moor 93 

In 1756 at the special Town Meeting the young man of 34 years 
was given the signal honor, the highest in dignity and prestige 
in the town, of Moderator. This was an indication of energy 
and capacity as well as standing in the eonununity. From this 
time on he was continuously prominent in the town's business. 
In 1758 he became Town Clerk as well as Town Treasurer. His 
duties must have been laborious as well as important and we 
may picture him, a man somewhat above middle height, tending 
to the spare in figure, with blue eyes, prominent and somewhat 
irregular features, bending over his evening's work at home, 
methodically wielding his quill pen by the light of a tallow dip. 
No man was better informed or more in touch with the progress 
of events in the town and he was called upon more than once 
to act in neighboring settlements, as the following extract from 
Coffin's History of Boscawen and Webster will show: 

"The log meeting house on King street had been in 
use 34 years, since the first settlement. A committee was 
appointed to select a site for a new meeting house. It 
reported as follows: — 

Boscawen, Sept. 8, 1767. 
"We do hereby deliver it as our honest and impartial 
judgment that it be erected on that sapling pine land about 
10 or 12 rods from the road toward Jesse Flanders from 
that knoll about Ephraim "Woodbury's, which was the last 
voted place, and that this meeting house be placed for those 
only that live on the Easterly side of Battle Street, so 
called, and that those that live on the "Westerly side of said 
street be exempted from any cost in building said house. 
, As witness our hands, Ezekial Morrill, 1 

Sinkler Bean, ICom." 
Archelaus Moore,J 

In 1766 the Town Meeting voted that Archelaus Moore 
have ten shillings for the head of a wolf killed when John 
Forrest was constable of Canterbury. 

Becoming Town Clerk in a period when the town was being 
rapidly settled and many changes in property were taking 

94 The Descendants of 

place, his signature on legal documents is probably more com- 
mon than that of any other resident. This is more particularly 
true because of his long service as a Justice of the Peace. In 
the years 1762 and 1763 he was a Selectman and was designated 
as "Lieutenant." From 1765 to 1772 he was Town Clerk, 
being in two of the years Selectman beside. In 1773 he was 
Selectman but not Town Clerk but in the following year he 
again took up the clerkly office, remaining till 1779 when Abiel 
Foster took the books for one year. Archelaus Moore resumed 
the position in 1780, continuing without interruption until 1790 
when David Ames took charge, there being no Moore on the 
town Board for the first time since 1750, a period of forty years. 
The years of service as Town Clerk were 25, almost consecu- 
tively. He retired in his 68th year. At a special Town meet- 
ing in 1779 he had been Moderator again. 

The Revolutionary War broke out and was fought to its 
conclusion during his official career. It is history that Col. 
Archelaus Moore owned a slave Sampson, and promised him his 
freedom for good fighting in the war. Of this slave, Bouton 
(who began collecting his materials in 1830, publishing in 1853), 
in the History of Concord, says: "William Coffin, father of 
Samuel Coffin, Esq., owned a negro woman named Lucy. Samp- 
son, a negro belonging to Archelaus Moore of Canterbury, 
wanted her for his wife and there was an agreement that Samp- 
son should work for one year for Mr. Coffin to pay for her. A 
man's wages at that time were about $40 a year or the price of 
a yoke of oxen. Sampson was a famous fiddler and for many 
years afforded fine fun for frolicsome fellows in Concord with 
his fiddle on election days." 

The adoption of the Constitution in 1783 was considered as 
abolishing slavery in New Hampshire. Sampson was already 
free, however. His Military Record is as follows : He enlisted 
in the company of Capt. Benjamin Sias (who married Arche- 
laus Moore's youngest child, Abigail) and was at Fort Edward, 
N. Y., at the time of General Burgoyne's Invasion, being in the 
service at that time from October 4th to October 26th, 1777. 
He is variously recorded as Sampson Moore, Sampson Battis, 
Sampson Bates and Sampson Batt. He was a volunteer for 
three months in Col. Thomas Stickney's regiment to fill the 

Ensign John Moor 95 

quota from Canterbury in 1781. In the same year he is on the 
muster roll of Capt. Nathaniel Head's company. He enlisted 
for three months on August 20. November 20 he is recorded 
as a deserter. The government was probably through with this 
company and Sampson anticipating his discharge (having 
served his time) by going home without leave. The company 
was actually discharged Nov. 25th. (See William Moore chap- 

In the Moore section of the burial ground at Canterbury 
Center is a small white marble stone inscribed ' ' Sampson Battis, 
Head 's Company, Reynold 's New Hampshire, Rev. War. ' ' Here 
sleeps the old slave. There is neither birth nor death record 
but a prouder one, doubtless nearer to his heart's choice. He 
left descendants, one of them being Mr. Calvin D. Battis of 
Boscawen. There was for generations affection and esteem be- 
tween the two families and it is testified to to this day by living 
descendants of Archelaus Moor in the far West. In 1802, John 
Moore, son of Colonel Archelaus, leased to Sampson Battis for $1 
for his natural life a lot in Canterbury between No. 51 and the 
Concord line. This is the only document on the records but 
tradition has it that his master, Col. Archelaus, gave Sampson 
a 100-acre farm ''for good fighting in the Revolution." 

In 1764 Archelaus bought of his brother Samuel, who is 
then described as yeoman, lots 104 and 105, "being the same 
place Samuel Moore bought of James Head with all the edefices 
thereon, ' ' He sold these lots in 1772 to his son John " Jr. " who 
in 1778 sold them with two others (148 and 174) to James Sher- 
burne of Loudon for 400 pounds. They adjoined (the roadway 
between) John Moore's homestead lot No. 106. Many years 
afterward one-armed James Moore and his sister Hannah lived 
for a while on this place, they being grandchildren of Nathaniel, 
youngest brother of Col, Archelaus. 

Loudon was set off as a separate town in 1773. Archelaus 
Moore and his son John and his son-in-law Capt. Benj. Sias 
owned property in that part of Canterbury and in 1780 they 
appear on the tax lists of Loudon, though the valuations indi- 
cate unimproved lands. In 1774 a road was laid out "from 
Capt, Sias's mill to John Moore's comer," John Moore, even 
though selling his Canterbury property in 1778, was stiU in 

96 The Descendants of 

1784 a Highway Surveyor in Canterbury. In 1782 Arehelaus 
Moore, "Esquire" of Canterbury sold for 9 pounds 20 acres, 
being one-half of 40-acre lot No. 52. 

March 25, 1756, Elkins, infant son of Arehelaus and Han- 
nah (Elkins) Moore (Bed. The new meeting house at "The 
Center" was not "finished and the first floor laid double" until 
August 9th of that year and it is doubtful if burying had begun 
in the church yard there. It is probable that the boy was laid 
away in the little burial ground at the old log meeting house. 
This was on the hill, near the late residence of John P. Kimball, 
just south of what is known as "the Tallant burying ground." 
No trace remains of any graves and the exact site of the first 
log church has not been fixed. The next death in any of the 
families was likewise in that of Arehelaus. The record of his 
family in the town book has following all the other entries, 
"Hannah Clough died April 6, 1770." It is not known whether 
Clough was her middle name or she married a Clough. She 
was 24 years old. After the marriage of their daughter, Abi- 
gail, to Capt. Benjamin Sias in 1771, the old people were left 
alone but continued to live on the old place until January 2, 
1790, when they sold it to Simon Stevens of Loudon for 330 
pounds. About this time they moved to Loudon to live with 
their son, John Moore, for Aug, 10, 1792, we find Col. Arehelaus 
Moore chosen Moderator of the Loudon town meeting. The last 
signature of his to be found on any document is of January 
7, 1795. He was then 73 years old and a Justice of the Peace. 

In the Shepard family Bible (owned by J. 0. Sanborn, 
Esq., of Hingham Center, Mass.) the only known record of the 
deaths of Col. Arehelaus and his wife is found. He died July 
20, 1798, in his 77th year, and she died Dec. 9th, 1815, in her 
97th year. Their son John survived his mother only six weeks, 
both deaths being in the dead of Winter. In 1800 their 
daughter, Abigail Sias of Danville, Caledonia County, Vermont, 
deeded to John Moore of Loudon (her brother) "all my rights 
in and to certain lands and heriditaments of my late father 
Arehelaus Moore of said Loudon." 

In the Moore row of graves in the cemetery back of the 
church and town house in Loudon on Clough 's Hill, was a 
sunken fieldstone on which was discovered in faint characters 

Ensign John Moor 97 

the initials "A M. " There was a similar stone beside it but 
without letters. Two others without letters beside hers are 
understood to have been those of John Moore and his wife. It 
is tradition that all four died in the same room. During a 
''clean up" of the older portion of the cemetery in 1915 an 
act of the grossest vandalism was perpetrated. While all the 
graves with inscribed stones were "lined up" all the unmarked 
and rough stones of the early settlers were pulled up and 
thrown away or used to bolster up leaning headstones, thus 
obliterating in most cases all traces of the hallowed resting 
places. The four graves mentioned above are known and will 
be permanently marked. 

There they buried Abraham and Sarah his wife; 
There they buried Isaac and Rebekah his wife; 
and there I buried Leah. 

Of heirlooms known to have been the property of Archelaus 
Moore there are two, both chairs, one still in the possession of 
Mrs. John B. Moore of Belmont, N. H., and the other now owned 
by Howard P. Moore of White Plains, N. Y. The latter chair, 
infirm from constant service in the kitchen of John B. Moore 
and his father and grandfather, had a perfectly straight back, 
and a splint bottom and was painted red. On the back is the 
original inscription "A M L" (Archelaus Moore, Loudon). It 
has been completely built over and re-seated and is in good 
condition for 125 years more service. It is said to have been 
used by Archelaus Moore in church when he played the violon- 
cello there. 


Chapter XI. 

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Captain Samuel Moore (son of Ensign John Moor), the 
first inn-keeper in Canterbury and a very prominent man in 
the town at the time of his death, was born in Durham, N. H. 
Sept. 13, 1726. He was baptized the day before Christmas of 
the year 1727 in company with his elder brothers William and 
Archelaus and his sister Elizabeth. His boyhood was spent at 
the homestead in Durham. Samuel came to Canterbury about 
as early as a young man could and in September, 1745, at the 
age of 19 we find him for about a month scouting with Lieut. 
Miles' company to the Pemigewasset River and its branches. 
He also kept garrison at Canterbury under Capt. Jeremiah 
Clough from May 9 to Nov. 20, 1747 (Potter's Military History 
of N. H., p. 98). 

Owing to the presence in New Hampshire of another Sam- 
uel Moor as well as another Ensign John Moor, about this time, 
confusion is likely to result from the recurrence of these names, 
which, except in the foregoing cases, refer always to the Scotch- 
Irish Moores of Londonderry and vicinity. No military service 
can be found for Canterbury Samuel Moore after 1747 although 
there is a tradition, which does not seem to be well founded, 
that he held a commission from the King and when the war 
broke out resigned it and fought for the colonies. 

In 1748 when Samuel Moore was 22 years of age he bought 
of Samuel Waters of Portsmouth for 180 pounds the whole pro- 
prietor's right or share in Canterbury of William Fellows, late 

Ensign John Moor 99 

of Portsmouth, being home lot No. 61 of 40 acres, "except 10 
acres heretofore sold to Henry Rines. ' ' This deed was acknowl- 
edged in Portsmouth by Waters before Samuel Moore, uncle of 
Samuel of Canterbury (see Chapter on Portsmouth), and it is 
probable that young Samuel was present when the papers were 
signed and received the approval of his wealthy and prominent 
uncle whose name he bore. In 1745 Col. Samuel commanded 
the successful New Hampshire troops at the taking of Louis- 
burgh and a year afterward he sailed for London for greater 
things but died there in 1749. Lot 61 covered what afterward 
became the Tavern property or, possibly, the lot just south of 
those buildings. On September 4, 1750, he, described in deed 
as "husbandman," sold one-half of lot 124, which probably 
embraced part of Morrill Pond. 

About this time Samuel Moore was married. There is 
nothing to indicate the family of his wife but her Christian 
name was Joanna and her signature on a deed is all that re- 
mains of her. She wrote in a clear bold hand under her husband 
on the Judkins deed (of lot 113) Dec. 21, 1768. She was men- 
tioned in certain other deeds in 1759, 1767 and 1768. Their 
first child was Samuel, born October, 1751, and her last John, 
born Feb. 27, 1769. After giving birth to eight children and 
filling the requirements of an unusually active life, beset with 
the responsibilities of the matron of a busy and growing host- 
lery, covering a period of nearly 20 years, she died. The date 
of her death and the place of her burial are unknown. She is 
probably interred in the Moore corner of the large cemetery at 
Canterbury Center for the meeting house was finished there 
about 1756 and burials probably took place very soon after the 
old meeting house (of logs) about half a mjle below was dis- 

In 1751 when Samuel Moore was 25 years old he was elected 
a Field Viewer. From 1755 to 1758, four years, he was High- 
way Surveyor and in 1759 he was elected Selectman. In 1765 
he was Moderator of the town meeting and on a Committee to 
examine the accounts of the Selectmen. In 1767 he with Joseph 
Sias of Durham (a distant cousin) was appointed to settle the 
question of boundary line between Canterbury and Chichester. 
In 1770 the same committee was ordered to prosecute to final 

100 The Descendants of 

judgment the suit growing out of the boundary dispute, which 
evidently was not settled before. In 1771 in company with 
Archelaus Moore he was voted two pounds and ten shillings for 
moving the Rev. Abiel Foster to Canterbury. His last office 
seems to have been that of Constable in 1775. 

Probably shortly after 1750 (for he is described as "hus- 
bandman" in that year) Samuel Moore built and began to keep 
the Tavern. There is a tradition that it was originally con- 
ducted at or near his father's home, and that the business was 
moved to the satisfaction of all to a new location. This was on 
the north and south road, one of the original "rangeways. " 
When begun Canterbury Center was unknown. Owing to the 
north and south travel it proved to be rightly placed. The 
town records show that in 1756 an auction sale was advertised 
to take place at the house of "Samuel Moore, Inholder." The 
growth of the town became very rapid soon after the Tavern 
was built and the prosperity that came to Capt. Samuel Moore 
is reflected in the many land transactions made by him, the 
buying and selling of lots in Boscawen, Canterbury and other 
places. At Concord, in the State House, are original Court 
records taken from Portsmouth, the County seat, showing va- 
rious actions at law by Samuel Moore. One in 1765 against an 
Amherst citizen recovered, in 1768, 5 pounds on a note, with 
costs. In 1762 a Pembroke party gave a note to Samuel Moore 
for 285 pounds, the bill of costs being over 10 pounds and 
"travel 130 miles." In 1769 Samuel Moore, by Peter Green, 
his attorney, brought a similar suit and another in 1770. 

In 1762 Samuel Moor paid on a "wood rate" for Rev, Mr. 
Foster the third largest amount out of 49 rate payers. He was 
then only 36 years old and he surpassed in property value his 
father, Ensign John, and elder brother, Archelaus (the oldest 
brother William not being mentioned), thus showing his rapid 
accumulation of property. In the year 1764 he was again third. 
In "The Town and County Counterpein for 1771" he was the 
largest taxpayer in town save only the two Jeremiah Cloughs, 
father and son. 

A reduced photographic copy is presented of a note which 
Capt. Samuel Moor gave Jan. 10, 1769, to Caleb Masten of New- 
market and on which he was sued. He was also sued May 19, 

Tavern of Capt. Samuel Moor, after removal of central chimney, but 
before recent restoration. About 1903. 

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WtltSmKiMMSkA 'i <m 

Wainscoted room and old furniture in tavern. 

Ensign John Moor 101 

1770, by Daniel Chandler of Canterbury on a note for fifteen 
pounds, given "May ye 6tli, 1769." 

Capt. Samuel Moore, left at the death of his wife with a 
large family of young children and a big establishment, was 
not long in making a second choice, in fact only a little over 7 
months from the birth of John^ raising the presumption that 
Joanna may have died at that time or shortly after. He was 
married by the Rev. Samuel Perley to "Susannah Webster of 
Boskwine" on Sept. 9, 1769. For some reason they went to 
Seabrook where Mr. Perley was then settled, to be married. 
The parentage of Susannah was a quest worthy of the fine 
genealogist to whom the task was entrusted. Starting with the 
assumption that the neighboring Boscawen Webster families 
were indicated the hunt began and all the Websters of the New 
England colonies were examined, owing to the desire of the 
late Hon. Henry Chamberlain of Three Oaks, Mich,, to trace 
his ancestry. Finally by a process of elimination, Prof. Shar- 
pies, who is "headquarters" for Webster information in Amer- 
ica, decided that Susannah could only be the daughter of Ste- 
phen and Hannah (Swett) Webster of Salisbury, Mass., born 
Nov. 7, 1742. She married there Reuben Webster (son of 
Nathan and Mary Webster) in June, 1765. He being drowned 
Feb. 29, 1766, she took what little property there was left for 
necessaries, June 29, 1769. She was a poor widow, without 
children, and was 16 years younger than Capt. Samuel Moore. 
Some years after the above conclusion was reached Mr. Cham- 
berlain discovered an unrecorded deed which proved beyond 
the shadow of a doubt that the parentage of Susannah Webster 
was as Prof. Sharpies had declared. 

The step-mother came to a busy household and semi-public 
station and was equal to the enormous activities required of her. 
Her first child was Reuben born Feb. 18, 1770. It was 5 years 
before the next child, a girl, who was named for her mother, 
came to the populous Irui. The last child was Stephen, born 
July 5, 1776. Alas, seven months before he saw the light his 
father died. On the first day of the year 1776, Capt. Samuel 
Moore was called to his rest. Nothing has been discovered to 
show how and where he met his death. That he did not die of 
a lingering illness is probable, nor is there any evidence that 

102 The Descendants of 

he met a violent end. Newspapers of the period have been 
searched for some mention of the event, but without result. 
He died without a will. Susannah, his widow, was appointed 
Administratrix of the estate, and it is noteworthy that Arche- 
laus Moore and his immediate family assisted largely in the 
work. William and Ensign John are not mentioned. On the 
Bond of Susannah for the children Eeuben, Susannah and Ste- 
phen, were Stephen Webster and Thomas Clough. On the Bond 
of Archelaus Moore, Guardian of Mary ' ' upwards of 14 " John, 
Archelaus and Hannah, ** under 14" were John Moore, Jr. (son 
of Archelaus) and Henry Elkins of Hampton, brother-in-law 
of the deceased. Henry Elkins was Guardian for Thomas. 
Samuel, Jr., Joanna and Elkins had no Guardains, all but the 
latter being over 21. In this year, 1776, Elkins enlisted in the 
Kevolutionary Army (Capt. Robinson's Co.) at the age of 19. 

David McCrillis, a blacksmith at Canterbury Center, came 
to the tavern, after the death of Capt. Samuel Moore, and did 
a great deal of Avork about the place. After a time, a little over 
a year. Widow Susannah Moore married him, although he was 
12 years younger than she. "Might as well take him, I owe 
him so much," she is reported to have said. He, of course, 
conducted the tavern from that time until his death, a period 
of almost 50 years. They had three children: 

Betsey, b, Aug. 8, 1780, married Nathan Emery, 1798. 
Hannah, b. Feb. 13, 1782, married Jacob Blanchard, 1807. 
Nancy, b. Aug. 14, 1783, married Nehemiah Clough, Jr., 

The descendants of these children are numerous, but as 
they are not of Moore blood they have not been genealogized 
for this work. In the New Hampshire ''Patriot" of June, 1825, 
was this announcement, "Died in Canterbury, very suddenly, 
Col. David McCrillis, aged about 70. A worthy citizen." He 
died of heart disease but in the full possession of his senses and 
remarked to the doctor, "It's a great thing to change worlds." 
He was a tall man and had a pointed nose, a characteristic of 
the McCrillis family. Susannah (Webster-Moore) McCrillis 
died Jan. 7, 1822, aged 79. They are buried in the Moore sec- 

Ensign John Moor 103 

tion of the Canterbury Center yard, with headstones. He was 
born Sept. 2, 1754, and died May 31, 1825, at 70. After the 
death of Susannah, Col. McCrillis married the widow Gerrish 
of Boscawen. At his death dower was set off to her and later 
the estate ($5,285 real and $2,261 personal) was divided be- 
tween the three children of David and Susannah, the widow 
declining to take administration and recommending Ezekial 
Morrill, Esq., of Canterbury. It was the latter 's great-grand- 
daughter who had the papers that proved the Webster lineage 
so happily. 

On March 16, 1775, Capt. Samuel Moor was "a constable" 
but appears to have been the only one elected. He died on 
Jan, 1, 1776. On January 7th a call was signed by Archelaus 
Moore, David Morrill and Ed. Blanchard, Selectmen of Canter- 
bury, for a special town meeting for Feb. 12th to choose a eon- 
stable or collector, Wm, Glines was chosen "for year 1775" 
and voted $10 for services, March 28th, 1776, it was voted to 
pay Widow Susannah Moore 12 shillings and sixpence, lawful 
money, for expenses when the selectmen and committee stayed 
at her house settling accounts for several years back and 10 
shillings for a blanket that was lost in Capt. Clough's Company 
when they went on the "Lexington Alarm." It was also voted 
that Archelaus have 15 shillings "for settling with said com- 
mittee and collecting papers relative to said business." It was 
quite evident that Capt. Samuel's life came to a sudden and 
unexpected end but whether in connection with the Eevolu- 
tionary preparations or not cannot be ascertained. 

The work of settling the estate of Samuel Moore, after his 
sudden death Jan. 1, 1776, proceeded slowly. It was not until 
July 10, 1779, that the inventory was filed by the appraisers, 
Stephen Gerrish, Nathaniel Batchelder and David Foster. There 
were in all 995 acres of land in Canterbury, Loudon, Boscawen 
and Tamworth, 22 parcels, of which, of course, the homestead 
(the Tavern) was the most valuable, at 854 pounds. Of the 
personal property there were only eleven beds (not so many 
for a large tavern), 2 carts, 3 plows, 23 sheep, 8 swine, 1 horse, 
19 cows, "heffers" and "stears," 2 coats, 1 great coat, 2 jackets, 
2 pairs breeches, 2 pairs stockings, 2 pairs boots, 1 hat, 1 watch, 
1 pair knee buckles, 1 pair money scales, 1 saddle, 1 saddle bag, 

104 The Descendants of 

a trunk, 1 case drawers, 1 desk, 2 tables, one-half dozen black 
"chers," 22 ditto, 1 doz. plates, 30 weight old pewter, 1 side 
ladle, 1 glass, 1 pair flatirons, 1 great & toasting ditto, 2 pairs 
hand irons, 1 kettle, 1 pot, 1 hand saw, 1 pair stillyards, 1 pair 
yoke irons, 1 cheine, 1 harrow, 3 forks, 1 beedle and wedges, 
1 sleigh, 1 cheine wt., 1 cap and pin weight. Among the per- 
sonal property we find the following also, "1 Pew in the meet- 
ing house, 5 pounds" and "1 man slave 40 pounds." The total 
of the inventory was the sum of 1684 pounds, a large sum in 
those days before the depreciated Continental Currency. No 
doubt Captain Samuel died the richest man in town. 

Peter Green, the attorney for Samuel Moore, in 1779 re- 
ceived a deed from his estate for 40 acres of land, the original 
right of John Odiorne, lot 60. The consideration was $5,540, 
which, even in the inflated currency of that period, would indi- 
cate a high cost of legal services in those days, if such was the 
nature of the transaction. 

John S. Blanchard of Concord, grandson of Hannah McCril- 
lis, has the Susannah (Webster-Moore) McCrillis Bible. The 
leaf of the Moore record is nearly gone but the rest is well pre- 
served. With it is a water-colored sheet, dimmed with age, 
also giving the family record, probably done by some traveling 

Col. David McCrillis pointed out to his grandson, John T. 
G. Emery (born 1799), the "old Moore cave" where Ensign 
John Moor first dwelt in Canterbury, which Emery pointed 
out to Sylvanus C. Moore (born 1830), who pointed it out to the 
compiler of this Genealogy in 1909. 

The record of the old Tavern with its five proprietors is 
remarkable. First Samuel Moore from about 1750 until 1776, 
then his widow for about 13 months, then Col. David McCrillis 
for 48 years, then Jacob and Nahum Blanchard, father and son, 
from 1825 to about 1850, in all a period of one hundred years. 
It sheltered in their declining years and until their death Col. 
McCrillis 's aged father and mother, Scotch-Irish people bom 
1700 and 1716 respectively, who lived together for 60 years and 
died at 93 and 92 years of age. The tavern is now owned by 
Ethel Blanchard Stearns of Winchester, Mass., and is used by 
her as a summer residence. 

Silhouette of Susannah Welister-Moore-McCiillis. 

House built ISIO by Ezekial Moore, now summer liome of 
Mrs. F. T. Jackman of Concord 

Ensign John Moor 105 

The trim and modern house of to-day resembles but 
little the ancient hostelry. Many changes took place after the 
days of stage coaches, but some of the oldest inhabitants can 
remember the tavern sign hanging from its pole across the road 
from the house, also the large addition (possibly the first part 
built and moved back) on the south, with the kitchens, etc., 
in it. There were ells on the north and a baiting shed, cow sheds 
and barns attached, and back of them sheep barns. Across the 
road was the blacksmith shop and south of that was a cider 
mill. Originally there was a two-story porch across the front 
of the building, two entrances, one leading to a winding and 
the other to the main staircase. The northeast chamber has been 
left with its wide panelling of wood, wonderfully clear pine, 
taken from the virgin forest, painted white. The present barn 
is modern. The whole place was remodeled about 1878 and 
an immense chimney was taken out of the center of the house 
and two smaller chimneys built. Albert Blanchard could just 
remember the old stage coaches and the bar and bar room, all 
of which ceased before 1850. Oh, could we look in on the stal- 
wart proprietor, Capt. Samuel Moore, in 1775, take part in the 
bustle and excitement of arrivals, feel the zest of entertainment 
and listen to the cheery departure of travellers, in those days 
gone never to come again ! 

Chapter XII. 


The discovery of the Nathaniel Moore line was made possi- 
ble principally through a letter written in 1880 from Seattle, 
Washington Territory, by Horatio Nelson Moore to a cousin in 
New Hampshire. In it he gave the sons and daughters of his 
grandfather, Nathaniel, "nine who lived to grow up," and 
their children. In neither Canterbury nor Loudon is the fam- 
ily recorded. The omission is somewhat singular as the family 
resided in each town for many years. 

Nathaniel Moore was born in Oyster River Parish, now 
Durham, N. H., May 16, 1733. Two months before his father 
and mother, John and Hannah Moor, sold the homestead pur- 
chased in 1722 to Samuel Smith of Durham. In August after 
Nathaniel's birth, they bought of the same party "a share in 
the new town of Canterbury" it being home lot 126. Thus 
little Nathaniel, named from no one in either the father's or 
mother's family as far as known, w^as ushered into the world at 
a time of transition and uncertainty. His baptism is not re- 
corded. We hear nothing of him until 1754 when he was in the 
Merrimack River Service under Col, Joseph Blanchard (State 
Papers, N. H., Vol. 6, Potter's list, 2117019) thus giving him a 
Colonial War Record. He was then 21 years of age. In the 
next year he was elected a field driver by the town of Canter- 
bury. In 1756 his father, Ensign John Moor, sold to him 100 
acres, the right of Phillip Chesley, lot 161. 

Nathaniel Moore married Elizabeth Morrill, daughter of 
Dea. Ezekial Morrill (1707-1783), one of Canterbury's leading 
citizens, grandson of Abraham Morrill, Cambridge, Mass., 1632, 
Salisbury, 1641, died 1662. Elizabeth was born March 2, 1739, 
probably in Canterbury, and if so one of the first white children 
in town. She could not write her name. Schools were not estab- 
lished in Canterbury until about 1758 when she was nearly of 
age and married. She was probably married to Nathaniel 
Moore about 1756, no record existing. 

Ensign John Moor 107 

The 100-acre lot being then in a wild and unsettled part of 
town, Nathaniel bought, July 16, 1757, of his uncle Joseph Sias 
and Aunt Ruth (which was the original right of her father, 
Francis Mathes), the 40-acre lot adjoining that of John Moor 
on the north. 

In the year 1759 Nathaniel was Field Driver and again in 
1761 and again in 1775. In 1763, 1770 and 1777 he was High- 
way Surveyor, in 1767 Tythingman, in 1768 Fence Viewer, in 
1765 Constable (probably Collector of Taxes) and in 1772 and 
1775 he was Hogreeve. These are the only offices he seems to 
have held in Canterbury. 

In spite of numerous land transactions the signature of 
Nathaniel Moore does not seem to have been preserved. Among 
other deals he bought in 1765 an acre of land in "the Gore," in 
1767 half of hundred-acre lot 35 in 1770, with David Morrill, he 
sold 10 acres in "The Intervale." In 1774 he sold 28 acres on 
the pine plain. June 18, 1776, Nathaniel Moore, yeoman, and 
Elizabeth, who relinquished her dower, signing by "her mark," 
sold for 52 pounds the 100-acre lot 169, "which now falls in 
the parish of Loudon," In 1762 his name appears on the "wood 
rate" for the Hev. Mr. Foster and in 1764 he paid his share 
for fencing the parsonage. In 1771 he was on the "Town and 
County Counterpein. " In 1785, when he is described as of 
Loudon, he sold one quarter of 100 acres "struck off to Deacon 
Ezekial Morrill of said Canterbury." On March 24, 1785, he, 
Nathaniel Moore of Loudon, sold to his son Ezekial for 50 
pounds the 40-acre home lot No. 107, the same which he bought 
in 1757, adjoining his father's lot No. 106, It is quite probable 
that Nathaniel lived on this lot between 20 and 30 years and 
that most of his children were born there. As far as can 
be determined there were no buildings on this lot, now pasture 
land running in common with lot 106, except possibly where a 
depression filled with stones is seen, still pointed out as the site 
of a "fort" or block house. 

The cleaning up of land affairs in 1785 is an indication that 
Nathaniel was moving permanently to Loudon. Ensign John 
Moor, his father, was now very old, being 89, and in 1784 had 
sold his home to his grandson Ezekial. Probably Ezekial went 
to live with his grandfather and grandmother to take care of 

108 The Descendants of 

them for the remainder of their days. He was only 21 years old 
and had not long to perform this duty for the old people passed 
away in the winter and spring of 1786. 

In 1784 Nathaniel Moore of London and Elizabeth sold to 
Ezekial for 121 pounds 60 acres ' ' being part of the 100-acre lot, 
first division, No. 165 of John Smith, on which I now live," this 
deed being executed in the presence of Nathaniel, Jr., and 
Josiah Moore, their sons, the dates of whose births we do not 
know. In 1793 another deed was given of the lot without stat- 
ing "on which I now live." This lot. No. 165, was where 
Nathaniel Moore lived while in Loudon. It is in the South 
Western part of the town, high land, sloping down nearly to the 
Soucook River, all on the west side of the north and south 
"range" road just south of where it takes a turn to the east. 
The view to the west is extensive. Here, until about 1890 were 
two houses probably about 100 years old, on portions of the 
original lot the exact bounds of which could be determined by 
careful search and comparison of deeds of subsequent owners. 
The map of 1858 shows the name of C. Sargent, the 1892 map, 
the name of P. Sargent and the place south of it, 1858, J. Wells, 
both being owned by the late Eugene Dixon Moore. The only 
remaining buildings, a house and shop or barn, being compara- 
tively modem. These places are a portion of a mile north of 
the residence of W. H. Sanborn. 

In 1790, in the first United States Census, only one Na- 
thaniel Moore is given in Loudon and none in Canterbury. In 
1793 Nathaniel was elected a field viewer in Loudon. 

The letter of H. N. Moore said of the daughters of Nathan- 
iel and Elizabeth, "One, a female, died in the poor house in 
lioudon. She must have been about 100 years old. One married 
a Danford and lived in Orange, Elizabeth married Joseph Ben- 
nett, Abigail or 'Aunt Nabby' as she used to be called, remained 
unmarried." He said, "Of the boys there was five of them, 
Ezekial, Joseph who married a Sargent, John who married a 
Davis, Jonathan who married a G-lines, and David who married 
Hannah Buswell." He then gave the names of the children of 
Josiah, omitting entirely James Moore, the one-armed, but giv- 
ing the children of John, Jonathan and David correctly. He 
did not give the children of Ezekial, possibly because he was 

Ensign John Moor 109 

writing to his brother, Van Rensselaer, for the benefit of his 
cousin, Col. Matthias Moore, who was a son of Ezekial. In 
stating that none of his ancestors took part in the Revolutionary 
War, the War of 1812 or the War of the Rebellion, he was cor- 
rect as to the first named war, although Col. Matthias may have 
felt that the services of H. N. Moore's uncle, Ezekial, were 
worth mentioning. Ezekial 's widow in 1855 was unable to se- 
cure a pension only because her husband had not served the 
required 6 months. He was very active for the period of his 
service being stationed at Portsmouth and was at West Point 
when Arnold's treason was discovered and at Tappan he saw 
Major Andre executed. H. N. Moore's recollection was not 
perfect, as witness, "Matthias says he has written to New York 
to find out who the descendants of Uncle Nathaniel are * * * 
I do not remember hearing of an Uncle Nathaniel. ' ' This refers 
to the Nathaniel Moore, Junior, who had the three children born 
in Orange, N. H. : Hiram, True and Rufus. This line has dis- 
appeared entirely. There are undoubtedly descendants some- 
where, possibly in New York State. 

As to the date of the births of the children of Nathaniel 
Moore (Sr.), we only know that Ezekial was born in 1763 and 
may have been the eldest, John in 1765, Jonathan in 1775 and 
David in 1779. Elizabeth Morrill, wife of Nathaniel Moore, died 
Nov. 1807, at the age of 70 years. Nathaniel Moore died Feb. 14, 
1817, at the age of 83 years, 9 mos., almost exactly the age of 
his eldest brother, Lt. William Moore. Archelaus Moore his 
next oldest brother, once living near by him in Loudon, had 
died nearly 20 years before at the age of 76. Capt. Samuel 
was the only one who died comparatively young ; in 1776, at 50, 
Ensign John Moor, their father, and his wife, Hannah Sias, 
their mother, each lived to be 90 years old. 

Nathaniel Moore ceased to be taxed in Loudon 20 years 
before his death, which is not recorded in that town. His name 
appears on the tax lists regularly up to and including the year 
1796. Had he and his wife died near Loudon it is probable that 
marked gravestones would be found in the large cemetery in 
the rear of the Baptist meeting house, only a portion of a mile 
from their old farm. None of his children continued to live in 

110 The Descendants of 

Loudon after their marriage. Nathaniel probably lived in his 
later years with one of them in some other town. 

The family of Millard F, Emery of Tilton treasures a chair 
said by his mother (Judith G, Moore, bom 1807, died 1889) to 
have belonged to her grandfather or to her great-grandfather. 
If the former, which is the more probable case, it was Nathaniel 
Moore, but if the latter the chair belonged to Ensign John Moor 
himself. William D. Moore, her brother, put rockers on it. It 
is a fine arm chair in excellent preservation. 


By his marriage to Hannah Elkins, Sept 19, 1745, Arche- 
laus Moore was probably the cause of young Henry Elkins 
coming to Canterbury in his seventeenth year. He was bap- 
tized at Hampton, where he was born, March 19, 1729, the 
youngest child of Thomas Elkins and Hannah Fogg. He was 
10 years younger than his sister who married Archelaus Moore. 
From December, 1746, till the following month young Elkins 
was a member of Capt. Jeremiah Clough's scouting party and 
also acted for the protection of the inhabitants of Canterbury 
against the Indians. Shortly afterward he with Samuel Moore 
and nine others petitioned the Provincial Government for 
wages and board for keeping garrison. From July 4th, till 
December 4th, 1747, Henry Elkins served with Archelaus Moore 
in Captain Clough's company against the Indians (Potter's 
Mil. Hist. N. H. p. 97). In 1754 he with William Moore and 
others petitioned for a remission of certain taxes. In 1761 
Henry Elkins had his cattle "mark" registered. The records 
of the Canterbury Church indicate that some time between 1761 
and 1771 Henry Elkins and his wife owned the covenant, that 
is, joined the church. 

The marriage of Henry Elkins to Mary Moore probably 
took place in the year 1757, her 17th, for in April, 1758, their 
first child, Hannah, was born in Canterbury as were the next 
five children in all probability. It was a time of extreme peril 
from Indian attacks. Their home Avas close to the Merrimack 
River and on the edge of the Canterbury settlements. 

Ensign John Moor 111 

Some time before 1764 Henry Elkins and Mary bought 
the two 40-acre lots lying west of and adjoining the two lots of 
Col. Archelaus Moore, her brother. They were numbered 44 
and 45. In 1764 Henry Elkins, Archelaus and William Moore 
Enoch Webster and Enoch and Ann Curry petitioned to 
be included in the town of Canterbury owing to the uncertainty 
as to whether the "gore" in which their farms lay was in Can- 
terbury or the town of Bow. In January, 1765, their petition 
was granted. 

Henry Elkins was on the tax lists for 1764, 1767 and 1769. 
He was not on those for 1770 or 1771. What property he had 
for assessment after 1765 is not known for in that year Henry 
and Mary Elkins sold their lots (44 and 45) to William Moore, 
her brother, "together with the buildings" which they had 
probably built. There are said to be no traces of any buildings 
there at the present time. 

For some reason the family decided about this time to move 
to Hampton. The earliest date indicating a transfer is the year 
1773. It is recorded in the Hampton records that on Sunday, 
Aug, 22nd, lightning struck eight trees within a short distance 
of Captain Henry Elkins' house. According to a map of 1806, 
reproduced in Dow's History of Hampton, his residence was 
north of Hampton village on the road to Exeter and was next 
to the house of "J. Elkins" which was near a school house. On 
the north was a swamp which was on the border of the town, of 
North Hampton. 

June 15th, 1775, two days before the battle of Bunker Hill, 
the men of Hampton had prepared for war and the instructions 
of the authorities of the town were given to Capt. Henry Elkins. 
In November the company he had recruited was engaged in 
the defence of Piscataqua Harbor, (Portsmouth, N. H.). In 
December, 1775, he formed a new company * ' for the Continental 
Army" and it being the first to organize it was called "the first 
company. ' ' Captain Henry Elkins is credited with a service of 
seven months at Cambridge, under General Washington. He 
was then only about 47 years old. He may have done military 
service afterward but for more than 30 years, ever since he was 
17 years old, he had borne arms and had had to do with military 
matters. That his health may have become impaired is quite 

112 The Descendants of 

The death of Henry Elkins is not recorded. His last child 
Jonathan was born in 1783. Mary Moore lived to the age of 
72, dying April 12, 1812. They are undoubtedly buried in 
Hampton but not in the small, so-called, "Elkins" Ground. 

A brief notice of the ancestry of Henry and Hannah Elkins 
will be found in the narrative Chapter on Archelaus Moore. 

Henry Elkins and Mary had 11 children. The name Moore 
having lapsed for so many years, not being perpetuated in the 
naming of any of their descendants, it is presumed that their 
discovery would not be followed by much contemporaneous 
humian interest. This Genealogy, therefore, does not assume 
to give the posterity of Capt. Henry Elkins and Mary Moore. 
A very considerable beginning is to be found in Dow's History 
of the town of Hampton, one from which tracing should be easy. 
The descendants are very numerous. All of the eleven had 
children except two and the children of Joanna (Elkins) Per- 
kins had 45 children so that the descendants of Mary Moore 
may easily reach one thousand in number. 

The eleven children were as follows: 

Hannah, b. April, 1758, married 1782, Josiah Marston. 

Mary, b. October, 1760, married, 1783, Nathaniel Leavitt. 

Sarah, b. April, 1764, married James Sanborn. 

Henry, b. June, 1766, unmarried. 

Abigail, b. June, 1768, unmarried. 

Jeremiah, b. February, 1770, married Mary Batchelder. 

Joanna, b. March, 1772, married, 1792, John Perkins. 

Betty, b. March, 1774, married Stephen and Jacob Coffin. 

John, b. April, 1777, married Millie Brown. 

Thomas, bap, July, 1780, married, 1808, Lydia Marston 

Jonathan, bap. March, 1783, married, 1819, Joanna Drew. 

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Lt. William Moor 

Children of Lt. William Moore and Margaret: 

Agnes b. Nov. 30, 1743 ; d. Jan. 14, 1744. 

Sarah b. Dee. 30, 1744. Her death is not recorded 
in Canterbury. Probably remained at home, un- 

Elizabeth b. Feby. 21, 1747 ; d. Apr. 3, 1846. 

Mary b. Nov. 16, 1749 ; d. Aug. 25, 1753. 

Lydia b. June 8, 1752 ; d. Sept. 1, 1755. 

Joseph b. Oct. 18, 1754 ; d. June .11, 1836. 

William Jr. b. Aug. 12, 1757. 

Susannah b. Sept. 12, 1759. Her death is not re- 
corded in Canterbury. Probably remained at 
home, unmarried. 
31 IX. Janne ("Aunt Jinny") b. July 18, 1764; d. Feb. 
18, 1848. 













Elizabeth, daughter of William Moore (eldest son of John 
Moor, settler of Canterbury, N, H.) was born, according to the 
tOAvii record there, Feb. 21, 1747. It is her distinction to have 
lived a century, longer than any person named in this book. 
She married, September 23rd, 1764, Nathaniel Glines, who was 
born December 1, 1744. 

John Glines, without doubt the father of Nathaniel, was 
one of the Proprietors of Canterbury and married at Dover, 
N. H., Mary Bassford, Nov. 27, 1728. His will was dated March 
17, 1757. It was admitted to probate on August 3 of the same 
year, indicating that he had died in the interval. He says, 
"having enlisted myself in His Majesty's service to go against 
his Majesty's enemies & not knowing whether I shall return to 
my family again" that his son Nathaniel (whom he names last 
and who may thereby be indicated as his youngest) shall have 
the undivided land belonging to the original right of Samuel 
Smith, Jr. To his elder sons, "William and Richard, who were 
made Executors, he gave his home place (Lot No. 63). He 
probably died away from home and his widow died soon after. 
The neglected graves of William, his son, and brother to 
Nathaniel, and Elizabeth Blanchard, wife of William, may still 
be seen in the large private yard on the Glines farm, afterward 
called the Matthias Moore place, a few rods from the Northfield 
road in the northwest part of Canterbury. 

The land Nathaniel inherited was probably lot No. 63 of 
40 acres, designated C. H. Fletcher on 1858 map and J, Cogswell 
on maps of 1892 and 1912, at the crest of a hill facing south. 
Nathaniel Glines may have lived there while in Canterbury. 
The church record shows that Nathaniel and Elizabeth "owned 
the covenant" as church members sometime between the years 
1761 and 1771. 

128 The Descendants of 

On May 1, 1775, Nathaniel Glines enlisted as a private in 
•Oordon Hutchins' Company, Col. John Stark's regiment, at the 
age of 31, for 3 months and 3 days. It is believed that he was 
at the battle of Bunker Hill, June 17th, 1775. June 7, 1777, 
he enlisted in the Continental Army for 3 years under Captain 
Ebenezer Frye, Col. Joseph Cilley's regiment. Dee. 22, 1778, 
he was transferred to Major William Scott's company of the 
same regiment. December 28th, 1780, he enlisted "for the war" 
on command (detached service) at New Borough and was a 
soldier from the town of Canterbury from January 1, 1780 to 
January 1, 1782. The United States Government Pension De- 
partment records state that in 1777 he was at the capture of 
Gen. Burgoyne at Sehuylerville and that he was also at the 
battle of Monmouth. He was therefore a participant in three 
of the great turning points of the struggle for American free- 
dom. His descendants may well be proud of this poor country 
recruit who saw the flower of the British Army humbled at the 
close of the Northern campaign and helped turn an inglorious 
defeat into victory under Washington in the hour of his awful 
indignation at Monmouth. 

At home the town of Canterbury looked after the young 
wife and the large family of children. In State Papers, Vol. 3, 
we read that Feb. 4th, 1780, an account of the articles * ' supplied 
by the Selectmen of Canterbury to the family of Nathaniel 
Glines a soldier in service of said town." Nov. 6, 1778 to Dec. 
10, 1779, rye, peas, corn, beef, wool, salt, mutton, a total of 115 
pounds, 5 shillings were accounted for. In the midst of a hard 
winter on Feb. 8, 1780, the wife by "her mark" acknowledged 
the receipt of the above mentioned articles. On April 12, 1780, 
Nathaniel Glines gave an order for some "corn which I have 
received for the support of my wife." May 9, 1780, Archelaus 
Moore (uncle of Elizabeth) was ordered to deliver to Mrs. 
Elizabeth Glines 4 bushels of Indian corn and again July 5, 
1780 and December 8, 1781 and up to January 1, 1782, corn, 
rye, wool, mutton and "wintering a cow and heifer" were re- 
ceipted for. Some articles were also on record as being furnished 
by William Moore, father of Elizabeth. On April 16, 1782, the 
town voted "that Nathaniel Glines being a Canterbury soldier 

Lt. William Moor 129 

shall be put upon the same footing by this town with the other 
continental soldiers which we sent last year." 

Of their children, five were born before the war and two, 
Samuel and Nathaniel, during it. Samuel was born March 13, 
1777 but the date of Nathaniel's birth, for some reason, was 
left blank. After the war was over Jeremiah, Elizabeth and 
Polly were born, the last in 1788, some 24 years after Lydia, 
the fii'st child. 

As a resident of the toAvn of Walden, Vt., to which place 
the family emigrated after the close of the Revolutionary War, 
Nathaniel Glines applied for a pension. It was allowed April 
7, 1818. He died at Derby, Vt., at the house of his son, Jere- 
miah, Nov. 7, 1825, and was buried on the farm. After the 
death of his wife his body was placed beside hers in the cemetery 
at West Derby, near Newport, Vt. A stone was erected over her 
grave but there is none at his. 

Despite the privations of the long War for Independence, 
Elizabeth Glines lived to a remarkable age. The pension her 
husband received was continued for her benefit, the last payment, 
at the rate of $80 a year, being made to Jedediah Dane, Ad- 
ministrator, from the Montpelier, Vt., agency. Certificate No. 
815, her first pajonent, was made Oct. 5, 1836 in the 89th year 
of her age. The Pension Department records her death as 
April 20, 1846 ''at the age of 100 years, 2 months and 20 days." 

Elizabeth (Moore) Glines was a small and very active 
woman. In her later years she smoked a pipe. She had many 
peculiarities, among them a trait of laying aside or preserving 
anything which might possibily be put to use. A hammer with 
which she repaired shoes for her young family is still preserved 
by her descendants. Linen which she spun and wove from flax 
raised on the farm in Derby is in the possession of her great- 
grand-daughter, Mrs. H. G. Foulkes, who lives on the original 
place in the same house (much altered and improved) where 
Nathaniel and Elizabeth lived and died. The land is near the 
shore of the most beautiful part of Lake Memphremagog and 
commands a view into Canada. 

On her 100th birthday a celebration was made of the event 
at her home. 


130 The Descendants of 

Nathaniel and Elizabeth had 10 children (Cant, town 
record) . 

Children of Elizabeth Moore and Nathaniel Glines: 
I. Lydia, b. Dec. 23, 1764. No further record. 

II. Judah, b. Apr. 29, 1J67; called Judith in after life. Married 
Larrabee and had one child, a boy. No further rec- 
ord. In 1807 she received deed of the homestead in Derby 
from Charles Sias (husband of her sister Elizabeth) now 
preserved by Mrs. H. G. Foulkes. 

III. Rhoda, b. Sept. 27, 1769. Probably the Rhoda Glines who 

married in Canterbury Enos Flanders Feb, 19, 1789. 
See Nathaniel, son of Polly, No. 11. 

IV. Abner, b. Mar. 12, 1772. No further record. 

V. Obediah, b. May 4, 1774; married Keziah Blanehard (dau. 
Benj. Blanehard and Keziah Hastings, who lived in Can- 
terbury opposite Pennacook) May 20, 1781. Canterbury 
record gives children: 

1 Benjamin, b. Dec. 31, 1801. 

2 Peter, b. Mar. 30, 1805. (A Peter B. Glines of Boston 

married Dorcas F. Elliott of Canterbury May 10, 

3 Caroline, b. Sept. 30, 1809. 

4 Freelove, b. Jan. 18, 1813. 

5 Finnet F., b. June 14, 1816. 

6 Betsey T., b. Sept. 21, 1817. 

"VI. Nathaniel, b. (no date given in Canterbury record). No 
further record. 

VII. Samuel, b. Mar. 13, 1777. No further record. 

VIII. Jeremiah, b. Nov. 21, 1783; d. Aug. 5, 1873 at 89. Married 
Hannah Kittredge, daughter of Samuel Kittredge and 
Sarah Kidder. Received deed of land in West Derby from 
father Nathaniel while he lived at Walden, Vt. In 1836 
he testified in his mother's pension case. He was a farmer. 
Buried with his wife in W, Derby cemetery with his parents. 
He owned and carried on the homestead farm. 13 children: 
2 1 Sophia, b. Walden Aug. 16, 1804; m. Jan. 20, 1829, 

Lt. William Moor 131 

Daniel Meacham, farmer. Lived in later years in 
Newport, Vt. Buried Lake Eoad cemetery. He was 
b. Aug. 14, 1807, Fairfield, Vt., d. Dec. 23, 1887. 
She d. Aug. 13, 1885. 7 children. 

2 Eliza, b. Aug. 9, 1806 (or 1808) ; m. Isaac Flood (now 

Floyd), b. 1801, d. June 22, 1883, at 82 yrs. She 

died 1835. He m. 2nd Susan Wicks; 1 son, 

Appleton, who d. Aug. 5, 1865, aged 27 yrs.. Port- 
laud, Me. 4 children by first marriage. 

3 Jeremiah, b. Jan, 16, 1809 ; d. Feb. 2, 1885, at home of 

his daughter, Maiden, Mass.; m. Ann Cooper, who d. 

Aug. 25, 1881, W. Derby, where they are buried. 

* Jeremiah carried on the homestead farm. 4 children. 

4 Hiram, b. April 28, 1811; m. Elvira Fuller. "Was a 

physician residing Danville, P. Q. 1 son, Sylvanus, 
who died, it was believed, as the result of hazing at 
Dartmouth College at the age of 21. 

5 Albert, b. Jan. 1, 1814; m. 1st, Lucy Bowers; m. 2nd, 

Elizabeth Calef. No children. Elizabeth m. Henry 
Hayes of Norfolk, Neb., and died 1907. 

6 Ashel, b. Feb. 28, 1816, Walden; m. Lowell, Mass., Apr. 

19, 1840, Elizabeth Upham, b. Dec. 10, 1821, Am- 
herst, N. H. He d. Nov. 17, 1898, Newport Center. 
Was a building mover of Boston, LoweU and Derby. 
7 children. 

7 Chester, b. Apr, 13, 1818; d. unmarried Sheboygan, 

Wis. A wharf builder. 

8 Emily, b. May 14, 1820; d. July 1, 1901, Newport Cen- 

ter; m. Horace Healey of Beebe Plain, Quebec, a 
customs officer. No children. 

9 Augustine, b. Nov. 10, 1822; d. in infancy. 

10 Augustus Maynard, b. June 14, 1825; d. May 6, 1904, 

Woburn, Mass.; buried W. Derby. A clothing cutter. 

m. Mary Pomroy Burbank, 1851, b. Feeding Hills, 

Springfield, Mass., May 30, 1828; d. Sept. 18, 1895, 

W. Derby; buried Newtonville. 1 child: 

Arthur Augustus, b. Jan. 5, 1852, Winchendon, 

who married Ella J. Stetson, b, June 4, 1856, 

Damariscotta, Me., and d. Dec. 16, 1901, buried 

Everett, Mass. He is a photographer, ' ' The 

Glines Stiidios," 523 Washington St., Boston, 

and resides Newtonville. 4 children. 

11 Loring, b. Aug. 23, 1829; d, unmarried at 21 years; 

buried W. Derby. 

12 Alfred E., b. Nov. 26, 1830; d, a school teacher, Janes- 

ville, Tenn, not married, about 21 yrs. old. 

132 The Descendants of 

13 Sylvester, b. Aug. 25, 1833; d. Maiden, Mass., Feb. 23, 
1898, a jeweler of Boston, not married. 

7 IX. Elizabeth, b. Feb. 5, 1786; d. Dec. 11, 1880, at 94 years. She 

lived to witliin 6 years of the great age of her mother, 
Elizabeth Moore Glines. She m. Jan. 12, 1808, Charles 
Sias, Jr., son of Charles Sias, brother of Capt. Benjamin 
Sias (see Col. Archelaus Moore line). She was a small 
woman with dark complexion like her mother. He was a 
doctor and farmer. She lived in later years with her son 
Norman. Both buried West Derby. 7 children. 

X. Polly, b. May 3, 1788; m. Jedediah Dane, b. Mar. 2, 1784, 
who d. Oct. 28, 1865, Derby. She d. Mar. 17, 1865, Derby. 
Both buried West Derby. He was administrator of the 
estate of Elizabeth (Moore) Glines. 6 children. 

8 1 Judith A., b. Jan. 24, 1814, Derby; m. Benjamin Smith. 

Derby, b. Barnston, P. Q. A farmer. 6 children. 

9 2 Mary M., b. June 31, 1815; d. June, 1906; buried West 

Derby; m. Peter Wheelock of Newport, who d. Jan, 
4, 1860; buried Boston, Mass. 3 children. 

3 Harriet N., b. May 7, 1820, Derby; d. Mansfield, Mass.; 

m. Henry Williams, farmer, who d. Holland, V"t. 
No children. 

4 George E., b. May 1, 1824, Derby. Eesided So. Boston. 

Mass. Married . Both died there. 

10 5 Betsey, b. May 18, 1827; d. Dec. 29, 1911, at 84, Derby; 

m. Lewis Hayes, blacksmith of Lebanon, Me., resid- 
ing Derby. She resided with her son, John W. 
He was b. Mar. 20, 1820, and d. Nov. 9, 1901. 3 

11 6 Nathaniel, b. Sept. 17, 1829, Derby; d. 1909, farmer. 

West Charleston, Vt., buried Orleans; m. Jan. 6, 
18 — , Martha Walker, b. Stanstead, P. Q., who d. 
1902; buried Barton Landing. 4 children. She 
was dau. of Phebe Flanders who m. Thomas Walker 
of Scotland. Phebe was ' ' one of a large family of 
girls and two boys," children of Enos Flanders and 
Rhoda, dau. Nat'l Glines and Elizabeth Moore, dau. 
Lt. William of Canterbury. 


Children of Daniel Meacham and Sophia Glines : 

12 L Diana P., b. Jan. 18, 1831; d. Mar. 22, 1874; m. Jan. 2, 1853, 

Lester Cleveland, farmer, b. June 11, 1832, Morgan, Vt. 

Lt. William Moor 133 

Buried Newport Center. Resided Newport Center and 
Derby. Nine children. 

13 II. Sophia G., b. July 16, 1833; d. Dee. 14, 1913; m. 1st, June 

24, 1853, Newport, Chauncey Grossman Meacham, b. July 
24, 1831, Quebec; killed Oct. 19, 1864, in Battle of Cedar 
Creek, a soldier in the Union Army, 9th Vermont Volun- 
teers. He was buried on the field of battle. Two children. 

14 1 Mary M., b. Sept. 17, 1858; m, Sept. 18, 1876, Albany, 

Vt., Charles O. Litchfield, Newport, a farmer and 
merchant residing Coventry, Vt. Two children. 
2 Daniel Hazen, b. July 3, 1861; d. Sept. 4, 1862, 

Mrs. Meaeham m. 2nd Oct. 16, 1866, Albany, Vt., John 
Vance, b. May 23, 1834, Glover, Vt., a farmer. He 
d. June 4, 1.912. Two children. 

III. Samuel D., b, Apr. 13, 1836. Resides Newport Center, Vt., 
not married. A retired farmer. 

IV. Cola De Rienzi, b. Oct. 10, 1838, Shefford, P. Q.; d. June 3, 
1907, Newport, Vt. He was a Baptist clergyman in Barre, 
North Scituate, Ashland and Canton, Mass., and at Towns- 
hend and Passumpsic, Vt. Buried in Passumpsic with wife, 
m. June 14, 1870, Boston, Electa Dustin Grow, b. July 10, 
1834, Topsliam, Vt.; d. Nov. 28, 1902, Passumpsic. Three 
children : 

1 Willis Grow, b. April 18, 1871; d. Oct. 2, 1872. 

2 Cola Winn, b. Oct. 22, 1872, Cold Brook Springs, Mass. ; 

m. Dec. 31, 1901, Chicago, Margaret Goodwin, who 
d. May 3, 1906. He resides at Oak Park Club, Oak 
Park, 111. He was officer of the Allen-Tripp Co. of 
Chicago. Now in real estate business, Chicago. 
No children. 

3 Alfred Bertrand, b. Oct. 5, 1874, at North Scituate, 

Mass. Resides 12 W. 44th St., New York City. 
With the Bond Department of the international 
banking house of Brown Bros. & Co., 59 Wall St., 
New York. Unmarried, 

V. Lydia E., b. Sept. 4, 1841; d. , 1912; m. Sept. 11, 1868, 

John Mclver, a farmer. Reside Newport Center, Vt, Six 
children : 

1 Arthur D,, b, June 12, 1870; m, Barre, May, 1900, 
Gertrude Aldrich, b, Aug, 16, 1871, Vershire. Re- 
side Vershire, Vt. A farmer. Two children: Lucy 
G., b, June 26, 1901, and Mattie L., b. Sept, 12, 1904, 

134 The Descendants of 

2 Norman W., b. Mar. 16, 1873; m. Mar., 1903, Lora 

Courser. A farmer, residing on home place. One 
child: Candace B., b. Feb., 1906. 

3 Albert K., b. Jan, 19, 1876; m. 1896, Myrtie W. Wat- 

son. He is an optician at Manchester, N. H. Two 
children: Merle A., b. , and Harold E., b . 

4 Nellie M., b. Feb. 3, 1878; m. May 20, 1896, James H. 

Watson, b. May 20, 1871, Albany, Vt. A farmer, 
North Troy, Vt. Four children: Theda Olive, b. Oct. 
21, 1897; Claude E., b. Mar. 5, 1902; Hazel Nina, 
b. Aug. 16, 1904; and Cola Delmore, b. May 2, 1911. 

5 Leo H., b. Mar. 29, 1882; m. June 22, 1910, Carrie 

Edna Davis, b. 1882, PljTnouth, N. H. One child: 
Frederick Davis, b. Mar. 18, 1911, Newport. An 
optometrist practicing in Newport and vicinity, re- 
siding Newport. 

6 John S., b. Sept. 25, 1885. Besides Plymouth, N. H. 

An optician. Not married. 

VI. Loren, d. at 2 yrs. 8 mos. 


Children of Isaac Flood (now Floyd) and Eliza Glines: 

I. Jeremiah G., b. Mar. 25, 18—; d. Oct, 11, 1909, Portland, 
Me.; m. Dec. 27, 1850, Angeline Haskell, who d. Nov. 3, 
1900. A stone mason. No children. Buried Evergreen 
Cemetery, Portland. 

II. Gardner, b. April 2, 1822; d. May 19, 1892; m. Oct. 1, 1851, 
Hannah Black, Portland, who d. Dec. 24, 1907. A black- 
smith and sub-marine diver. Buried Evergreen Cemetery, 
Portland. Six children: 

1 Melville A., b. Aug. 20, 1852, a lawyer, 7 North St., 

Portland; m. Mar.. 21, 1881, Hattie B, Hicks, Bucks- 
port, Me. Two children: Edna G., b. Nov. 1, 1883, 
d. Jan. 7, 1891, and Leonora G., b. May 11, 1887. 

2 James M., b. Aug. 20, 1854; d. Dec. 6, 1903. 

3 Fred G., b. Feb. 25, 1855. Besides 97 Congress St., 

Portland, Me. Not married. 

4 Joseph M., b. Sept. 28, 1857; d. Mar. 12, 1863. 

5 Hattie L., b. Nov. 23, 1862; m. at Portland, Joseph H. 

Blake, Mar. 10, 1883. Eeside 25 Congress St., Port- 
land. Three children: Harry N., b. Dec. 21, 1883; 
Herbert C, b. Nov. 29, 1885, d. May 29, 1912; and 
Ethel E., b. Oct, 28, 1893, d, Apr. 18, 1903. 

6 Eosalie, b. Jan. 29, 1867; d. Aug. 7, 1868. 

Lt. William Moor 135 

III. Hiram G., b. 1830; d. 1860; m. Mary Ann Thompson, b. 1826, 
Falmouth, Me. One child. 

1 Joseph G., b, Jan. 7, 1853; m. 1870; Elizabeth F. 
Green, b. 1847, Portland. Eeside Cumberland, Me. 
An engineer. No children. 

IV. Caroline, b. Oct. 15, 1834, Derby, Vt.; m. Feb. 22, 1852, Ed- 
ward Huston, West Gray, Me., b. May 6, 1824, Falmouth, 
d. Mar. 25, 1911. Three children: 

1 David, b. Apr. 5, 1853, West Gray, where he resides, a 


2 Walter, b. Nov. 8, 1854; m. June 4, 1894, Mary O. 

Cole, b. Calais, Me. A stonecutter. Resides 33 Alba 
St., Deering Center, Me. Two children: Maud Caro- 
line, b. Aug. 25, 1895, and Mary Evelyn, b. Aug. 
20, 1897. 

3 John, b. Dec. 19, 1858, W. Gray; m. June 25, 1902, 

Addie B. Le Graw, b. May 6, 1873, West Cumber- 
land. A farmer residing West Gray, Me., No 


Children of Jeremiah Glines and Ann Cooper: 

I. Alfred R., b. Sept. 16, 1842; m. Mary Paine. A carpenter, 
Maiden, Mass. Returned to Derby, died Dec. 24, 1906. 
She resides Derby, Vt. No children. 

II. Eotus E., b. Oct. 14, 1845; m. Alzadia House. Farmer, resid- 
ing Derby. 

III. Laura E., b. Aug. 8, 1849, Waterloo, P. Q.; d. Feb. 16, 1901; 
m, Dec. 10, 1875, Revere, Mass., Emile Fontarive, b. Dec. 
18, 1845, Puteaux, France, d. June 14, 1905, Revere, buried 
Melrose, Mass. One daughter, Pauline Louise, b. Mar. 
7, 1879, m. June 21, 1908, Arthur B. Harlow, b. Jan. 28, 
1881, and resides 710 Broadway, W. Somerville, Mass. A 
travelling salesman. I child, Laura Ethel, b. Chelsea, Aug. 
13, 1910. 

IV. Eliza Jane, b. July 6, 1847; m. Jan. 25, 1879, Henry G. 
Foulkes, b. Denbigh, North Wales. After serving as ticket 
agent of Grand Trunk, Railway Co. at Boston for 22 years, 
residing Maiden, Mass., he retired, 1907, to the Glines 
homestead place. West Derby, Vt. Five children: 

136 The Descendants of 

1 Gwendolen, b. July 17, 1880; m. Nov. 15, 1906, Alfred 

E. Noble, Watertown Lumber Co. Reside 10 Russell 
Ave., Watertown, Mass. 

2 Beatrice, b. Dec. 18, 1882; d. Aug. 

3 LleweUyn, b. Oct. 20, 1884; d. Aug. 2, 1885. 

4 Rosalind, b. Jan. 29, 1886. 

5 Harold, b. May 23, 1888. 


Children of Ashel Glines and Elizabeth Upham: 

I. Louise, b. Dec. 19, 1841, Lowell; m. Aug. 9, 1871, William 
Willey, lumberman, Newport, Vt. One child, Bertha M., b. 
Sept. 13, 1873; d. Nov. 2, 1885. 

IL Emily, b. Jan. 25, 1844; d. Sept. 10, 1845. 

III. Albert, b. Aug. 27, 1846, Boston; d. Feb. 8, 1910. A merchant, 
Burke, Vt. m. 1st, 1873, Mary Chamberlain, Newport 
Center, Vt. She d. there 1873. He m. 2nd Julia Wells, 
Sugar Hill. She resides 10 Bracket St., Brighton, Mass. 
One child, Leroy Albert, b. Oct. 5, 1883, Burke; m. Apr. 
1, 1907, and has 1 child, Raj-mond Albert, b. Jan. 2, 1908. 

rV. George, b. Apr. 27, 1849, Lowell; m. Ella Phillips, Franconia, 
N. H., and is proprietor of Dow's Academy boarding house 
there. One child: 
1 Winnie Belle, b. May 21, 1874, Franconia; m. Apr. 20, 

1895, Elmer Moses, and reside Warren Summit, 

N. H. Four children: 

1 Eva May, b. Nov. 1896. 

2 Doris Ella, b. Dec. 1901. 

3 Ruth Elizabeth, b. Feb. 3, 1906. 

4 Eri George, b. Aug. 27, 1910. 

V. Adelaide, b. Aug. 25, 1852, Derby; d. Feb., 1913. Resided at 
home. Not married. 

VI. Ella, b. June 24, 1855; m. 1st 1875, Joseph Liberty, Richford, 

Vt., an engineer. One chUd. She m. 2nd, Herbert Harvelle, 

Waverly, Mass., an electrical engineer. No children. 

1 Josephine, b. Jan. 6, 1878, Newport Center; m. May 

6, 1904, W. H. Depper of Boston, buyer, hat dept., 

Houghton & Button. Reside Wayland, Mass. P. O. 

Lt. William Moor 137 

So. Lincoln. Three children: Brainard Story, b. 
Mar. 19, 1906, Wm. Henry, b. Feb. 29, 1908, Murray 
Prothero, b. July 17, 1909. 

VII. Emma, b. Aug. 9, 1852, Newport. Besides at home with 
mother, not married. 

VIII. Gertrude, b. Oct. 6, 1863; m. Fred Sherman, Newport Center, 
1889. He d. Nov. 20, 1908, at Waverly, a farmer. She 
resides 94 Sycamore St., Waverly. Three children: 

1 Gladys, b. Jan. 15, 1890; m. June 1, 1910, J. J. Cum- 

mings, Waverly. 

2 Lee E., b. Nov. 20, 1892. He is in the millinery busi- 


3 Irma, b. April 3, 1897. 


Children of Arthur A. Glines and Ella J. Stetson: 

I. Eoland B., b. May 16, 1876, New York City. An electrical 
engineer, Lawrence Mass. N^t married. 

II. Jessie J., b. Sept. 2, 1877, Elizabeth, N. J.; m. 1900, Ernest 
M. Dewey, Auburndale, Mass. A salesman, residing Bos- 
ton. She d. Mar. 23, 1906. No children. 

III. Ernest A., b. Feb. 28, 1885, Newton, Mass. A machinist's 
mate, 1st class, U. S. Navy, Steamer "Panther." m. 
Minnie Gladys Hartman. Two children: Eoland A., b. 
Jan. 22, 1913, Lillian A., b. Apr. 17, 1915. 

IV. Everett S., b. July 27, 1887, Newtonville. An optician and 
singer; m. Hazel Irene Mack. Eesides 58 Alston St., 
Alston, Mass. 


Children of Charles Sias, Jr., and Elizabeth Glines: 
I. Archelaus, b. Oct. 7, 1808. 
n. Lewis, b. Nor. 1, 1810; m. Jan. 20, 1842. 

IIL Chester, b. July 12, 1811; d. Nov. 18, 1855, at 44; m. Sabra 
Wasson, widow of Parker Sanborn, b. 1801, Hancock, d. 
Dec, 1890 at 87. One child: 

138 The Descendants of 

15 1 Matilda J., b. June 6, 1844, Boston, Mass.; m. thera 

Benjamin A. Plumley, Dec. 31, 1865, b. Hutley, Can- 
ada, 1844, d. Aug. 2, 1913, a produce merchant. 
She resides 31 Sawyer Ave., Dorchester, Mass. 

IV. Chauncey, b. Jan. 31, 1814. 

16 V. Benjamin Franklin ("Frank"), b. Aug. 17, 1817j d. Sept. 

21, 1895; m. May 16, 1841, Lucinda Tilton, b. Nov. 13, 
1817, d. May 24, 1890. Four children. 

VI. Norman, b. Dec. 20, 1819; m. . One child, Betsey A., 

b. Apr. 11, 1850, d. Jan. 24, 1881, at 31, not married. 

VII. Thomas Baldwin, b. 1823; d. Aug. 9, 1855, at 32, not married. 


Children of Benjamin Smith and Judith Dane: 

I. Adeline Judith, b. , Derby, Vt. ; m. Lowell, Mass. (2nd 

husband), Horatio G. Eoberts, a turnkey, Sing Sing Prison. 
No children. She died Chateaugay, N. Y.; buried there. 

II. George Henderson, b. Dec. 18, 1837, Derby; d. June 14, 1895, 
Libbytown; m. 1st Apr. 8, 1860, Helen S, Eemick, a widow, 
Mrs. Miner, b. July 13, 1838, Brownington, Vt., d. Barnston, 
Apr. 3, 1865. He m. 2nd Dec. 10, 1875, Abbie H. Gordon 
Allen, b. 1847, Alfred, Me., d. Sept., 1904, Brooklyn. He 
was a travelling salesman, residing Barnston. 
Children by first wife: 

1 Elizabeth Josephine, b. Dec. 12, I860; d. Oct. 10, 1865. 

17 2 Helen Gertrude, b. July IS, 1863; m. Chas. W. Libby. 

Four children. 
Child by second wife: 

3 Grace Hortense, b. June 7, 1877, at Boston; m. June 
5, 1899, Wm. H. Tupper, b. May 5, 1872, 171 Clin- 
ton St., Brooklyn, N. Y. He is a broker. She d. 
Feb. 11, 1913, Saranac Lake, N. Y. One child, 
George Gordon, b. Dec. 11, 1905. 

III. HoUis, b. Mar. 4, 1840 (gravestone indicates birth in 1841), 
Derby; d. Holland, Oct. 26, 1887 "at 46." A farmer, not 
married. Buried Fairfax, Que, 

Lt. William Moor 139 

IV. Alonzo D., b. Nov. 2, 1842, Derby; d. Mar. 11, 1912, of pnen- 
mouia; m. Mar. 18, 1885, Derby, Lucy J. Hovey, b. Jan. 
6, 1853, Barnstead, d. Feb. 29, 1912, also of pneumonia. 
Resided Rock Island, P. Q. A farmer. Three children: 

1 Claudeue Adeline, b. June 1, 1887, Holland. A school 

teacher, MacDonald College, Rock Island, Que. 

2 Shirley Dane, b. Feb. 1, 1890, Holland. A stenographer 

and book-keeper, Ayres Cliff, Que. 

3 Chauncey Hovey, b. Feb. 18, 1896, Barnston. Student 

Stanstead, "Wesleyan College. Enlisted 117th East- 
ern township battalion for overseas service, Euro- 
pean war. 

V. Marietta, b. Derby, Vt. ; buried Andover; m. James Currier. 
Two children, Helen and Ned. 

VI. Francis J., b. and d Barnston at 22. A farmer. Not married. 
Buried Fairfax, Que. 

Children of Peter Wheelock and Mary M, Dane : 

I. Eugene W., b. Oct. 4, 1852 at Boston; m. Feb. 29, 1876, West 
Holland, Emma L. Kilburn, b. Feb. 19, 1852, Enosburgh, 
Vt. A farmer, residing Holland, Vt. She d. Dec. 27, 1890. 
One child: 

1 Bertha M., b. Dec. 18, 1878, Holland, Vt.; m. Sept. 8, 
1897, Barton, Vt., Amos G, Currier, b. Dee. 23, 
1869, Brighton, Vt. A farmer of Holland, Vt. Four 
childen: Evelyn P., b. Jan. 12, 1898; Hazel M., b. 
Dec. 25, 1898; Ruth J., b. May 30, 1910; and Elmer 
E., b. Sept. 4, 1912. 

II. Frank, b. May 4, 1845, Boston. 

III. Andrew C, b. Jan. 4, 1855, Boston; d. Apr. 12, 1898, Newport. 

IV. Minerva, d. about 1875. 


Children of Lewis Haj'es and Betsey Dane: 
I. John W., b. Feb. 15, 1845, Derby; m. 1869, Derby, Mariett 

140 The Descendants of 

B. Griffin, b. Aug. 26, 1847, Newport. He resides Charles- 
ton, Vt., a farmer. Three children: 

1 George W., b, . Resides Newport. 

2 Ina Mae, b. April 5, 1873, Derby Center; m. Nov. 1, 

1903, Harry B. Andrews, b. May 28, 1860, Lynn, 
Mass. They reside 434 23rd St., Oakland, Cal. No 

3 Ernest, b. Mar. 14, 1879, Massawhippi, P. Q.; m, 1900, 

West Derby, Ruth Irene Befford, b. May 6, 1883, 
West Derby. He is a section hand and farmer, 
West Derby, Vt. Three children: Wm, J., b. July 
17, 1902; Clarence M., b. Dec. 4, 1904; Harold J., 
b. Sept. 15, 1906. 

II. Charles, b. Nov. 14, 1854, Derby; m. 1st Jane Lord; m 2nd 
Mary Ramsdell, Resides 3004 M St., San Diego, Cal. Two 
children : 

1 (Lord) Lewis C, b. ; m. Laura Centerbar. Re- 

sides 48 Oak St., New Bedford. Two children. 

2 (Ramsdell) Agnes Esther, b. 1909, 

IIL Mary, b. July 31, 1857, Derby; d. Apr. 18, 1888; Derby; 

buried Morgan, Vt. ; m. Derby, Nixon Morse, b. . 

His first wife was Elzina M. Mansur. Resides, retired, 
4038 Albatross St., San Diego, Cal. Two children: 

1 Harriet, b. Mar. 5, 1879, Holland, Vt.; m. June 7, 1911, 

San Diego, Frank R. Sherman, b. Aug. 25, 1879, 
Nevrport, Vt. They reside 28 2nd St., Newport. He 
is a merchant. No children. 

2 AVill E., b. — , Morgan, Vt. 


Children of Nathaniel Dane and Martha Walker: 

I. Herbert W., b. , Derby; m. (1st) May Flint; m. (2nd) 

Emma Arhless at Derbj^ A farmer, residing Cabot. 

18 II. George A, b. Mar. 18, 1857, Derby; m. Oct. 11, 1883, Charles- 
ton, Josephine M. Oliver, b. Aug. 17, 1859, West Charles- 
ton. A farmer, residing Charleston. Three children. 

III. Marcia E., b. Feb. 28, 1864, Derby; m. 1886, J. Ellsworth 
Lyon, b. 1864, Salem, Vt., residing Orleans, a barber. 
Five children, b. Barton Landing. 

Lt. William Moor 141 

1 Gertrude Lucy, b. 1887; m. 1910, Orleans, Wm. A. Syl- 

vester, b. 1888, Westfield, barber, Orleans. 

2 Grace Marion, b. Oct. 31, 1894; m. Oct. 29, 1913, Fred- 

erick A. Donaldson, b. Mar. 8, 1890, Hamilton, Ont. 
Clerk in Orleans P. O. 

3 Persis Miriam, b. 1896. 

4 Maurice E., b. and d. 1900. 

5 Eleanor Harriet, b. 1904. 

rv. William H., b. . Resides St. Johnsbury. 


Children of Lester Cleveland and Diana Meacham: 

I. Orange Sylvester, b. Holland, Vt., Dec. 31, 1853. Resides 
Webster City, Iowa. Dairy farmer, m. June 13, 1878, 
Dixon, m., Eva Rogers, b. July 11, 1853, Marathon, N, T. 
Eour children: 

1 Myron J., b. Sept. 21, 1879, Alden, la.; m. Aug. 10, 

1910, Webster City, Mary Iverson, b. Mar. 2, 1883, 
Kamrar, la. Reside Walnut St., Webster City. A 
dairy farmer and raiser of Guernsey cattle. Two 
children: Eva Marie, b. May 14, 1911, and John 
Orange, b. Nov. 11, 1912. 

2 Jesse L., b. Apr, 5, 1882, Alden, la; m. Jan. 12, 1904, 

Webster City, Minnie Foglesonger, b. Shippensburg, 
Pa. Reside 112 4th Ave., Cedar Rapids, la. A 

3 Ralph S., b. Dec. 5, 1890, Alden, la.; d. Mar., 1891. 

4 Lucy D., b. Oct. 18, 1895, Webster City. 


Children of John Vance and Sophia Meacham: 

I. Delia (Elizabeth Adella), b. Mar. 4, 1869, Albany, Vt.; m. 

1st Oct. 20, 1886, Mortimer Byron Moore, who died 11 
months after marriage, 1887. One child. 

1 Mortimer, b. Mar. 31, 1888, 6 months after father's 

death; d. Dec. 8, 1900. 
She m. 2nd Sept. 6, 1886, Albany, Vt., Harry E. Gray, a 
merchant, Boston, Mass. They reside Waverly, Mass. 
Three children: 

2 Cola A., b. Oct. 12, 1894. 

3 Leland M., b. July 11, 1900. 

4 Evelyn D., b. Sept. 10, 1903. 

142 The Descendants of 

TI. Merton, b. Feb. 27, 1871, Albany, Vt.; m. Oct., 1886, Albany, 
Mabel Stafford. A stage driver, residing Burke, Vt. Five 
children : 

1 Mildred M., b. May 9, 1895. 

2 Delia Vance, b. Jan. 7, 1897. 

3 Harry M., b. ; d. . 

4 Celia B., . 

5 Clifford, b. 


Children of Charles 0. Litchfield and Mary: 

I. Leon C, b. June 9, 1878; M. . One child, Charles 

McMurtry, b. . 

II. Etta M., b. July 28, 1881. A teacher, Coventry, Vt. TJnm. 


Children of Benj. A. Plumley and Matilda Sias: 

I. Thatcher W., b. Sept. 16, 1868; d. May 20, 1903; m. Hannah 
Price. No children. He is buried in Denver, Col. 

11. Merton H., b. Jan. 6, 1873; d. Oct. 30, 1903, Boston, Mass.; 
m. Flora Shields. No children. 

III. Florence M., b. Oct. 29, 1876; d. Jan. 22, 1892, Boston, Mass. 

IV. Homer D., b. June 2, 1879; d. Sept. 23, 1894, Boston, Mass. 


Children of B. Frank Sias and Lueinda Tilton: 

19 I. George M., b. 1842; d. Aug. 10, 1909. A farmer of Newport 

Center, Vt. Married Sarah Edmunds, who resides Beebe, 
Vt. (Newport R. F. D. No. 3). Four children. 

20 II. Hannah Elizabeth, b. Feb. 6, 1844; m. Nov. 24, 1867, Isaac 

D. Johnson, b. July 21, 1845. A mill operative, residing 
No. Troy, Vt. Four children. 

Lt. William ]\Ioor 143 

21 III. Tip T., b. July 17, 1851, St. Albans; m. May 13, 1876, Cov- 

entry, Lillian BuUis, b. Dec. 15, 1862, W. Alburgh, N. Y. 
He has the Sias family Bible from which many of the dates 
herein have been copied, containing most of the descend- 
ants of the Charles Sias, senior, line. He is a teamster, 
residing 72 Coventry St., Newport, Vt. Four children. 

22 IV. Thomas Baldwin, b. July, 1853; d. Jan. 5, 1908 at 54; m. 

Lizzie Eollins who m. 2nd Alfred Mattin of Newport Cen- 
ter, Vt. Three children (by first husband). 


Children of Charles W. Libbey and Helen Remick: 

I. Laura Helen, b. Dec. 7, 1882, Libbytown; m. Aug. 16, 1905, 
Olaf Ohlseu, b. Oct. 5, 1882, Waterville, Que. He is con- 
nected with the Western Securities Co., Plentywood, Mon- 
tana. Two children. 

1 Helen Wilhelmina Elizabeth, b. Nov. 14, 1906. 

2 Eaymond Charles Gilbert, b. May 8, 1912. 

II. George Remick, b. Dec. 18, 1886, Libbytown. Besides Detroit. 
Mich. Automobile mechanic, 

III. Grace Martha, b. Sept. 19, 1891, Libbytown. A teacher. 

IV. Walter Clair, b. July 27, 1896. 


Children of George A. Dane and Josephine: 

I. Ora M., b. Aug. 4, 1884, West Charleston, Vt. ; m. May 3, 1906, 
Westfield, Vt., Christia M. Crawford, b. Aug. 26, 1886, 
Lowell, Vt. A farmer. West Charleston. Five children: 

1 Irvin A., b. Jan. 22, 1908. 

2 Bernice I., b. Sept. 23, 1909. 

3 Bernie G., b. Dec. 26, 1910. 

4 Oliver S., b. July 20, 1912. 

5 Hazel M., b. Jan. 21, 1915, 

II. Harry O., b. Oct. 15, 1886; m. Dec. 22, 1909, Newport, Vt., 
Mary Ewens, b. Oct. 7, 1885, Libbytown. A farmer resid- 
ing West Charleston, Vt, 

ni. Stella, b. Aug. 29, 1898, West Charleston, Resides at home. 

144 The Descendants of 


Children of George M. Sias and Sarah Edmunds: 

I. George M., b. Aug. 29, 1885; m, Apr. 20, 1909, Grace Connell, 
b. Mar. 16, 1882, Newport Center. A farmer residinij 
Derby, Vt. One child: George James, b. Jan. 12, 1910, 

[I. William J., b. July 25, 1876, Coventry; m. Dec. 17, 1897, 
Lowell, Vt., Edna Yaplant, b. Mar. 22, 1883, Westfield, 
Vt. A farmer and mill operative, residing No. Troy, Vt. 
One child: Audrey, b. Dec. 2, 1902, Lowell, Vt. 

Til. Burton, b. July 19, 1874; d. June, 1912, Newport Center. A 
farmer, m. Nov. 24, 1896, Newport Center, Jennie Worby, 
b. Feb. 27, 1879, Bury, P. Q. Five children: 

1 Bertram, b. Oct. 3, 1897; d. Nov. 9, 1897, Newport 


2 Gertrude, b. Dec. 21, 1898, Coventry Falls. 

3 Winnifred, b. June 9, 1901, Newport Center. 

4 Delores, b. Sept. 11, 1903, Newport Center. 

5 Florence, b. Sept. 7, 1906, Newport Center. 

IV. Ray, b. Sept. 11, 1889. A farmer. Unm. He disappeared Oct. 
31, 1912. 


Children of Isaac D. Johnson and Hannah E. Johnson: 

L Ira, b. Apr. 26, 1866, Westfield, Vt.; m. Sept. 9, 1913, Alton 
G. Angier, a farmer of Westfield, b. Aug. 1, 1884, Newport. 
No children. 

II. Fred M., b. 1868, Newport; m. Sept. 14, 1892, Mae Graves, 
Chester, Mass., b. Jan. 9, 1867, Shepford, P. Q. Reside 
43 Grove Ave., Leominster, Mass. He is Treasurer of 
W. A. Fuller Lumber Co. One child: Stanley G., b. Aug. 
14, 1902. 

III. Myron, b. 1870, Westfield, Vt.; m. Sept. 8, 1897; Manchester, 
N, H., Laura Smith, b. Dec. 3, 1873, Bedford, N. H. A 
harness-maker, residing 28 A St., Manchester, N. H. One 
child: Madeline, b. Nov. 22, 1908. 

Lt*. William Moor 145 

IV. Frank, b. 1877, Westfield; m. 1907, Drusella Newsome. Re- 
sides 1622 Liberty St., Jacksonville, Fla. One Child: Mil- 
dred Elizabeth. 


Children of Tip T. Sias and Lillian Bullis : 

I. Leon E., b. Oct. 14, 1881, Three Eivers, Mass.; m. Dec. 2, 
1902, Derby, Vt., Leona Barry, b. 1883, Beebe Plain, 
A teamster residing 22 Coventry St., Newport. 

II. Charles W., b. Mar. 29; 1884, North Troy, Vt.; m. Nov. 10, 
1909, So. Lunenburgh, Sarah Johnson, b. 1871, Lancaster, 
N. H. A horse trainer, residing West Derby, Vt. 

III. Maud Beatrice, b. Mar. 6, 1892; d. Nov. 2, 1892. 

IV. Hallie M., b. Mar. 11, 1896, Troy. A teacher, residing at home. 


Children of Thomas Baldwin Sias and Lizzie Rollins : 
I. Lena, b. Sept. 26, 1883; d. Dec. 15, 1895. 

II. Alice L., b. Nov. 23, 1885; m. Ralph Kelly, a farmer residing 
Coventry, Vt. 

III. Fred A., b. April 20, 1889; m. Grace Horner. A mill opera- 
tive, residing St. Johnsbury, Vt. 


Captain Joseph Moore was born October 18, 1754, prob- 
ably in the house now standing at the four corners in the 
Southern part of Canterbury, kno\vn as the Moore-Gilman 
property. He was probably the one who "went to the war" 


146 The Descendants of 

the next morning after the news of the breaking out of the 
Revolution came while the neighbors were celebrating with his 
father's family the erection of the barn. Of his military career 
nothing else is known. On his return from the war he married, 
May 1, 1783, Elizabeth, daughter of Ichabod Whidden and 
brother of Nathaniel Whidden, who, in 1785, married her sister 
Jennie. Joseph bought of his father-in-law, Ichabod Whidden, 
for 75 pounds the 53 acre lot No. 47 ''in lieu of a lot of 40 
acres which fell within the bounds of Kent's farm." April 25, 
1789, his father, William Moore deeded to Joseph lot No. 95 
that was Nathaniel Lummock's "for a lot that was lost in lay- 
ing the first division of lands." On the last named lot Joseph 
Moore made his home. It was in a then wild and unsettled part 
of Canterbury on the South Eastern edge of the "Hackel- 
borough" district. The locality is almost as lonely now as it 
was then, having reverted to brush and pasture land. 

Nov. 6, 1791, Joseph Moore and wife "owned the covenant" 
in the Canterbury church and it is recorded later on Jan. 20, 
1811, that "Capt. Joseph Moore and wife" did the same thing. 
About 1832 in writing his Historical Sermon the Rev. William 
Patrick said "Among those who remain with us are Capt. 
Joseph Moore" &c. 

Joseph Moore died June 11, 1836 in his 82nd year. The 
inventory of his little estate was filed the same year at Concord. 
A story is told of him that at his place a fat cat was killed for 
the oil and after baking it he thought he would take a taste of 
the meat to see what it was like. He chewed and chewed but 
couldn't swallow it and finally decided he had had enough of 

After the death of the father the family lived on in the old 
house, the daughters going more and more into retirement after 
the death of the mother, Nov. 4, 1847. Being born Oct. 21, 
1763, she was in her 84th year. The deed of the farm, dated 
1789, was brought out and filed about 2 weeks after her death. 
The children in the filial love and respect that so distinguished 
them erected marble slabs to the memory of their parents, re- 
placing the soapstone slab originally placed at the grave of 
their father and which may be seen, broken, at the spot. 

Lt. "William Moor 147 

''Sukey," one of the early children, was the first of the 
adult children to die. She was buried by the parents in a 
little private yard made for the purpose on the farm, on a 
mound across the road, a little north of the house. The parents 
themselves were laid to rest there and it is said that the re- 
maining daughters, "The Moore Girls" as they were called, 
had a beaten path from their home to the graves. 

Ten years after the mother died Judith Jane was taken 
ill and in February, 1857, made her will and died in 
March. Two months later Betsey, her sister died "of insanity." 
This left only Sally and Hannah at home. 

The original house became dilapidated and unfit for use. 
The children did not tear it do^vIL but religiously left every- 
thing as it was and built a smaller house within a few rods, 
suffering not a stick or stone of the old house to be touched. 
The old house crumbled and finally disappeared. Sally and 
Hannah did all the Avork around the place. Sally would seldom 
show herself. She died in 1866 and Hannah, following the 
practice of the family, erected a marble slab to her memory. 
After nearly 30 years of loneliness and bereavement it finally 
became necessary to care for her. She was taken away and 
died at the home of a relative. When it became her turn to 
go, the last of her race, there was no one to mark her grave 
and it remains a mound of gravel at the end of the row of 
white marble stones fallen into disarray. An army flag is still 
maintained at the grave of Capt. Joseph Moore. 

The old barn blew down. A mortgage "with interest unpaid 
for many years was on the farm. Wool was found in the barn 
nearly eaten up by moths. The timber on the place which had 
been growing for scores of years was finally sold and cut off. 
Within a very few years the little "new house" built by the 
daughter became the prey of the elements and has now fallen. 

The family ends with the present generation. 

Children of Capt. Joseph Moore and Elizabeth: 

I. , b. and d. Apr. 4, 1784. 

II. Sally, b. Mar; 30, 1785; d. May 10, 1866 at 81 years. She 
was of a very retiring disposition, frequently busy at out- 
door tasks, sawing wood and the like, and seldom allowed 
herself to be seen. 

148 The Descendants of 

III. Betsey, b. Feb. 5, 1788; d. May 29, 1857 of insanity (Loudon 

town record). 

IV. Joseph, b. Aug. 22, 1790; d. Oct. 5, 1797. 

V. Asa, b. Dec. 16, 1792; d. Sept. 16, 1797. 

The burial place of these two young children is not known. 
From the proximity of their deaths a similar disease may 
be inferred. 

VI. Sukey, b. Apr. 2, 1795; d. Dec. 21, 1825, at 30 years. 

VII. Polly (Mary), b. Oct. 10, 1797 (a few days after the two 
young children died) ; m. Nov, 8, 1826, Joseph Morrill, Jr., 
Gilmanton, who was also born in 1797, and died May 2, 
1871. She d. Feb. 17, 1874; buried Buzzell cemetery, Gil- 
manton. ' ' There the weary are at rest. ' ' His grave is 
beside hers. Four children: 

1 Martha, m. Levi W. Sanborn, a dentist, of Loudon, 

formerly of Gilmanton. They had one son, Lucre- 
tius, who married and died shortly afterward, with- 
out children. 

2 Nancy, m. Smart and d., as did her husband, 

in Newmarket. No children. 

3 Frances, m. Thomas Burns, Gilmanton. Resided there 

and Fitzwilliam. She returned to Gilmanton with 

her daughter and married (after his death) 

Richardson, a civil war pensioner and lived in 
Canaan. Three children: 

1 (Burns) Walter, who died in youth at New Hampton 

accidentally while playing horse. 

2 Edgar, who resides in Massachusetts. Not married. 

3 Josephine, who married and lived in Canaan. No 


VIII (4th son) b. ISOl; d. Apr. 28, 1801. 

IX. Nancy, b. Feb. 21, 1802; d. Aug. 2, 1887; m. Feb. 17, 1825, 
Benj. Doe ("Dow" on Loudon town record). Lived near 
Loudon village, removed to Durham, where he was borr 
June 18, 1791, and died there Nov. 15, 1SS4, at 93 years. 
He was Selectman 1850 and 1851 and Representative from 
Durham, 1856 and 1857. Two children: Philena, b. 1832, 
d. June 6, 1852; Olinthus Newton, b. 1836, Durham, d. 
unmarried, Jan. 8, 1909, Durham, leaving his property for 
schooling in. the town. He was mentioned in will of Judith 
Jane Moore in 1857. He frequently returned to Canter- 
bury and Loudon to look after his aunt Hannah in her 

Lt. William Moor 149 

decliuing and lonely years. He inherited the old place and 
sold it to John Beck of Canterbury, the present owner. 

X. Hannah, b. Oct 11, 1804; d. about 1895 at home of Mrs. 
Hazelton in Loudon, over 90 years of age. She was very 
short and of full habit and was the best known of "the 
Moore girls." 

XI. Judith Jane, b. May 26, 1808; d. Mar. 31, 1857 at 48. Her 
will was made during her illness, Feb. 8, 1857. 



Sept. 18, 1782, at the age of 25, William, Moore, Jr., married 
his cousin, Mary, horn Feh. 1, 1759, the daughter of his uncle, 
Samuel, who kept the Tavern, nearly a mile North on the main 
road. There were seven children of whom four died in infancy. 
Nov, 3, 1790, he "owned the covenant" and precisely three 
years later she did the same. The church records show that 
Samuel, Nathan, Polly and Reuben were baptised March 23, 
1794. It is not known where this family resided in Canterbury, 
but it is probable they lived at the homestead ^\dth his father, 
Lt. Wm. Moor, neither family being large. 

In 1819, she being then a widow, Mary with her son, 
Nathan and his wife, Sally, sold what appears to be the original 
home plale of Lt, Wm. Moor, to A. Coburn for $1,000, the 
deed not being recorded till 1828. But little is known of Wm,, 
Jr,, and his wife, Marj^ In 1792 she (by "her mark") relin- 
quished her claims against the estate of Susannah McCrillis, her 
step-mother, 2nd wife of her father, Capt. Samuel. He died 
when she was 16 years old. 

They had seven children, as follows: 

Samuel, b. Sept. 18, 1783. 

Nathan, b. Mar. 7, 178G. 

Polly, b. Oct. 1, 1787; d. Aug. 29, 1797. 

Stephen, b. Nov. 16, 1790; d. Aug. 30, 1791. 

Reuben, b. Mar. 30, 1792. 

Jesse, b. Jan. 7, 1795; d. May 15, 1799. 

Asa, b. July 14, 1797; d. July, 1802. 

150 The Descendx\.nts of 

Children of William Moore, Jr., and Mary: 

I. Samuel, b. July 18, 1783. "Owned the covenant" Mar. 24, 
1811. Nov. 17, 1803, Samuel Moore, Jr., married Eachel 
Brier, "both of Canterbury." Feb. 10, 1817, Samuel and 
Rachel sold for $350 ' ' the 40-acre lot of John Smith, 
commonly called the French place on which I now live, 
excepting .14 acre on which school house stands." This lot 
is on opposite side of the road east of the home of Lt. 
Wm. Moor, his grandfather. The only house now standing 
thereon is that of the late Albert Blanchard (died 3910). 
In 1828, according to the church records, Samuel Moor and 
his wife Rachel Moor were "dismissed to the church in 

It is tradition that the first school was kept in this 
house, previous to the building of school house No. 1. The 
attendance consisted chiefly of Moore children. The house 
is small, unpainted and bears marks of having been built 
many years, probably being the original building erected 
on this spot. See view in picture of Lt. William Moore 

II. Nathan, b. Mar. 7, 1786 (1788 Family record) ; d. Alexandria, 
Apr. 15, 1864 ("at 76 y. 1 mo." gravestone; making birth 
in 1788) ; m. Jan, 25, 1815, Sally Crosby of Hebron 
(Plymouth record), b. Apr. 30, 1794, d. Sept. 15, 1867. 
Both buried Bristol. A farmer. Twelve children. Sept. 
3, 1820, they resided Canterbury, when she "owned the 
covenant," he having done so Apr. 21, 1811. 

1 William, b. Jan. 3, 1815; d. Feb. 25, 1815. 

2 Samuel G., b. Aug. 2, 1817, Canterbury; d. July 2, 

1852, Lowell, Mass., railroad brakeman; m. Nov. 26, 
1851, Diana Goodwin of Nova Scotia. One child, 
Charles G., b. Oct. 6, 1851, d. Mar. 24, 1854. 

3 Joseph G., b. Mar. 15, 1819; d. July 2, 1876, a farmer 

of Groton; m. Oct. 10, 1851, Sarah J. Beede, Groton, 
b. Apr. 22, 1850, d. Dec. 17, 1906, Ashland. Three 

4 Lucy G., b. Jan. 14, 1821; d. Dec. 21, 1883; m. Feb. 

2, 1S44, Groton, Oliver B. Fogg, b, Dec. 29, 1825, 
d. Jan. 15, 1887, buried Bristol. Two children: 
25 1 Sarah M., b. Jan. 28, 1848, Alexandria; m, Dec. 

21, 1867, Bristol, Charles Musgrove, b. Feb. 

2, 1848, Bristol, a manufacturer of knit goods, 

"Onota Knitting Mills," Pittsfield, Mass. 
2 Ada F., b. Mar. 7, 1852, Alexandria; d. Apr. 

29, 1862; buried Bristol. 

Lt. William Moor 151 

5 Cyrus, b. Mar. 22, 1823; d. Dec. 10, 1909; buried 
Hebron. Went from Hebron to Groton at 12 years, 
remaining until 21, when he followed the shoe trade 
8 years at Natick, Mass., returning to Hebron 1869, 
residing there till his death in his 87th year, a 
farmer; m. Jan. 21, 1851 Alzina Bartlett Coburn, 
b. Jan. 21, 1821. Resided with son Albert. Two 
children : 

1 Albert E., b. May 12, 1862; m. Jennie Morgan, 

and resides Hebron village. 

2 "Willie E., b. Nov. 4, 1867; d. June 26, 1871. 

26 6 Mary, b. Feb, 21, 1825; d. Mar. 21, 1901, Bristol; m. 

April 15, 1849, George W. Keezer, a farmer of 
Groton, residing Bristol. Six children. 

27 7 Russell, b. Sept. 22, 1827; d. April 17, 1902, a miller, 

buried Wells River, Vt.; m. Dec. 18, 1852, Abby 
Jenness of Lowell, who resided Wells River, Vt. 
Three children. 
8 Charles H., b. Sept. 25, 1829; d. Mar. 14, 1903, a shoe 
maker, Natick; m. Aug. 5, 1849, Charlestown, Mass., 
Deborah Walker, b. Apr, 16, 1829, Farmington, d. 
Natick, Jan. 3, 1910. One child: Edna F., b. Feb. 
21, 1851, d. Nov. 22, 1894, Spencer, m. Bertrand W, 
BeUows, Mar. 14, 1885, at Framingham, a shoe 
maker residing Spencer, Mass. 

28 9 Sarah C, b. Sept. 5, 1831; m. June, 1854, Edwin Adams, 

a liveryman residing E. Dixfield, Me. She d. Feb. 
10, 1S90, Topsfield, Mass. Six children: 
10 Elizabeth, b. Sept. 3, 1833; d. Apr. 7, 1834; buried at 

29 11 William B., b. Mar. 28, 1835; d. Nov. 12, 1904; buried 

Bristol. He was a farmer; m. Dec. 2, 1871, Bristol, 
Mary Keezer, b. Feb. 24, 1849, d. July 19, 1874, 
Bristol. Two children. 
12 Lucretia E., b. Dec. 22, 1839; m. May 1, 1859, Syl- 
vanus Cole, d. Nov. 28, 1914, of Bristol. He resided 
Stoneham, Mass., where he was employed in a lab- 
oratory. Children (adopted) : (1) Orra E., b. Feb. 
13, 1868, d. Mar. 29, 1902. (2) Frank R., b, Oct. 
10, 1888, d. Aug. 14, 1902, both buried Bristol. 
Mrs. Cole d. Mar. 11, 1911; buried Bristol. 


Children of Charles Musgrove and Sarah Moore: 
I. Addie V., b. May 24, 1868, Bristol; m, Feb, 5, 1891, Pitts- 
field, Perry E. Miller, b. Apr. 18, 1867, Ancram, N. Y. 

152 The Descendants of 

He is superintendent of a mill, residing 174 Woodlawn 
Aye., Pittsfield. Three children: 

1 Elprence, ,b. Nov. -9, 1S91, Coventry, R. I. 

2 (Clarence, b. Nov. 15, 1893, Pittsfield, Mass. 
^ Lester, b. Nov. 23, 1896, Pawtuoket, R. I. 

II. William A., b, Sept. 11, 1871, Bristol; m, Nov. 23, 1892, 
Pittsfield, Nellie W. Parker, b. Nov. 23, 1872, Pittsfield. 
He is a meat cutter, residing Parker Ave., Pittsfield. 
Two children: 

1 Nelson, b. Dec. 12, 1894, Pittsfield. 

2 Gladys, b. Mar. 23, 4904, Pittsfield. 

III. Clara E., b. Mar. 11, 1874, Bristol; m. Dec. 2, 1896, Pittsfield, 
Dr. E. R. Johnson, a physician, 389 Newport Ave., Wol- 
laston, Mass. Four children: 

1 Charles M., b. Feb, 2, 1898, Wollaston. 

2 Elmon R., b. Aug. 16, 1901^ Wollaston. 

3 Marjorie, b. Mar, 23, 1904, Wollaston. 

4 Lula Elizabeth, b. Dec. 10, 1913. 

IV. George E,, b, ^ept, 26, 1876, a draughtsman residing at home, 
not married. 

V. Arthur S., b. Mar, 3, 1879, Bristol; m. Apr, 24, 1906, Edna 
May Prentice, b. Middlefield, Mass., Apr, 28, 1887. Knit- 
ter, residing 12 Congress St., Pittsfield. Three children: 

1 -Clara G., b. Nov. 12, 1906, Pittsfield. 

2 Richard A., b, Aug. 7, 1908, Pittsfield. 

3 Mary E., b. Sept. 19, 1909, Pittsfield. 

VI. Grace C, b. Jan. 7, 1883, Pittsfield; m. Oct. 12, 1915, Frank 
M, Hadsell, Pittsfield, Mass. 

VII, Albert, b. Nov. 13, 1885; resides at home. 

Children of George W. Keezer and Mary Moore : 

I. Mary, b. Feb. 23, 1850; m. Alonzo S. Cross Nov, 27, 1867. 
He was a farmer of Groton. Three children. 

II. Nellie A., b. Apr. 9, 1852; m. April 3, 1872, Bristol, George 
F. Cass, a carpenter, residing Bristol. No children. 

Lt. William Moor 153 

in. Lucy J. b. ;Feb. 20, 1858; m. Nov. 4, 1893, Bristol, Elmer H. 
Hammond, a machinist. No children. 

IV. Charles R., b. June 9, 1859; m. May 8, 1886, Bristol, Sarah 
A. Reed, b. Oct. 31, 1855, Dorchester. Reside Bristol. 
A teamster and farmer. Three children, born Bristol: 

1 Lewis M., b. Mar. 30, 1887, a carpenter. 

2 Carl R., b. Jan. 8, 1891, 

3 Edna M., b. J4ue 23, 1894. 

V. Frank E., b. Apr. 2, 1862, Bristol. 

VI. Everett G., b. May 4, 1869, Groton; m. June 20, 1894, Mont- 
pelier, Vt., Anna Herbert, b. Dec. 18, 1868, Waterbury, 
Vt. A teamster. Resides 16 Prospect St., Montpelier, Vt. 
Three children (spelling their names Keyser) : 

1 Louis H., b. Apr. 20, 1895; d. Aug. 14, 1899; buried 

Duxbury, Vt. 

2 Frank L., b. May 11, 1899, graduate St. Michael's 

school June, 1913. 

3 Nellie M., b. Aug. 26, 1902, Montpelier, Vt. 


Children of Russell Moore and Abbie Jenness: 

I. Frank L., b. May 1, 1854, Alexandria; m. 1st Oct. 20, 1880, 
Wells River, Kate Buchanan, who d. June 14, 1885, buried 
Wells River, Vt. He m. 2nd June 23, 1897, Myrtella A. 
Adams, Gorham. One child, Charles Stanwood, b. Oct. 29, 
1889, West Sumner. Frank L. Moore resides 32 Crescent 
St., Portland, Me. He is local manager of Grand Union 
Tea Co. 

II. Ida A., b. Mar. 2, 1856, Alexandria; m. Nov., 1874, St. Johns- 
bury, Vt., David M. CoUey, b. Mar. 12, 1854, Ashland. 
He is a newsdealer, residing Bristol. Eight children: 
1 Elfleda, b. Jan. 22, 1875, at St, Johnsbury; m, 1st, 
Nov, 28, 1894, Bristol, E. E. Pike, who died at Bur- 
lington, Vt. Three children: (1) Mildred E,, b. 
Bristol, Dec. 26, 1895; (2) Helen E., b. Burlington, 
Vt., May 23, 1900; and (3) Harold C, b. Burling- 
ton, May 23, 1902. 
Elfreda married 2nd W. C. Webster, Danbury, N. H., 
Nov., 1907, residing Bristol. One child: Albert, b, Sept. 
26, 1909, Bristol. 

154 The Descendants of 

2 Grace L., h. Aug. 18, 1877, St. Johnsbury; d. Sept. 11, 

1886, Bristol. 

3 George F., b. May 8, 1880, St. Johnsbury; m, Mae 

Burgess. He is a bookkeeper. They reside 350 
Thurber Ave., Providence, R. I. 

4 Mary A., b. Feb. 14, 1883, Wells River. 

5 Ralph M., b. Jan. 4, 1885, Bristol; d. Sept. 15, 1886; 

buried Bristol. 

6 Russell D., b. July 1, 1890. A meat cutter residing 


7 Edgar M., b. June 29, 1892, Bristol. 

8 Margaret P., b. Dec. 29, 1893, Bristol. 

III. Gretta E., b. Apr. 18, 1874; m. Dec. 28, 1901, Allen Taylor, 
Wells River, Vt. A barber, residing Groton, Vt. No 


Children of Edwin Adams and Sarah Moore: 

I. Flora Emelinc, b. Oct. 17, 1855, Natick, Mass.; m. Oct. 4, 
1873, Topsfield, Mass., Otto Eleazor Lake, b. Jan. 29, 1852, 
a merchant at Topsfield, Mass. Three children: 

1 Alice Livia, b. Dec. 22, 1875, Topsfield, a nurse, grad- 

uate Columbia University, 1914, and is superintend- 
ent Nashua Memorial Hospital, Nashua. 

2 Flora Jean, b. Dec. 20, 1880; d. June, 1890, Topsfield. 

3 Harry Eleazor, b. Topsfield, Oct. 16, 1884; m. Feb. 22, 

1910, Dedham, Mass., Laura Anna Liming, b. Jan. 
8, 1882, Fairfield, Iowa. He is a civil engineer, 
resides No. Wilmington, Mass., and is secretary to 
Fire Prevention Commissioner of Massachusetts. 
Graduate Mass. Institute of Technology, Boston. 

II. Emma Faustina, b. Sept. 14, 1857; d. Sept. 6, 1901; m. Dec. 
8, 1874, Topsfield, Dennis Perkins, a shoe maker, who d. 
Topsfield, 1887. She m. 2nd Wm. B. Taylor, who d. Sept., 
1901. No children. 

III. Addie Florence, b. Mar. 9, 1861, Wilton, Me.; m. Jan. 7, 1883, 
George Everett Stackpole. She m. 2nd Jan. 23, 1912, 
Frank Orin Roberts. No children. 

Lt. William JMoor 155 



Reuben Moore died Feb. 21, 1860 at the age of 74 yrs. His 
wife died in 1865 at age of 64 years. His death is taken from 
his tombstone; that of his wife from records of her relatives 
in Salisbury. Their son, Henry Moore, discovered by means of 
a newspaper that Cyrus Moore of Bristol was a relative. On 
a visit to the latter they established to their o\^ai satisfaction 
that the father of Henry, Reuben, (who was known to have 
been born in Canterbury) was the brother of Nathan, 'the 
father of Cyrus; in short, that the two men were first cousins. 
Nevertheless, certain conflicts in dates exist. 

Canterbury records give the birth of Nathan as March 7, 
1786. The latter 's descendants have in their bible his birth as 
March 7, 1788. Town of Canterbury records give birth of 
Reuben as March 30, 1792. His descendants have it April 21, 
1788, but give birth of his wife, Mary Woodbury of Haverhill, 
as Aug. 27, 1802 in one account, and 1793 in another account. 

Haverhill town records have marriage of "Reuben Moore 
of Lebanon and Mary Woodbury of Haverhill by Justice of the 
Peace J. L. Corliss" (who was husband of her sister) Oct. 5, 
1838, indicating a marriage slightly later in life than usual, 
in his case at 45 years of age. 

Children of Reuben Moore and Mary Woodbury: 

30 I. William, b. Nov. 9, 1836, Grantham; m. Feb. 20, 1866, Nancy 

Sanborn, b. Mar. 2, 1843, d. June 3, 1908, at 65 yrs. 2 mos. 
at Goffstown. Six children. 

31 II. Henry, b. Oct. 29, 1840, Grantham; m. Sept. 14, 1865, Mary 

A. Tewksbury of Goffstown, b. Feb. 6, 1843. She died 
Jan. 19, 1909. Three children. 

Strange to say Grantham records give the following family entirely 
unknown to the families of Wm. and Henrv Moore: 

156 The Descendants of 

'Children of Capt. Eeuben Moore and Anna: 
John, b. Jan. 1, 1797. 
Hiram, b. Nov. 3, 1798. 
Sarah Ann, b. Mar. 23, 1803. 
Lucy, b. Mar. 9, 1805. 
James Madison, b. May 13, 1808. 
Charles, b. May 27, 1810. 
Heuberi, b. Aug. 30, 1812. 
Ariel Kendrick, b. Dec. 9, 1818. 
Abigail, b. 1819. 
Mary, b. 1801." 


Children of William Moore and Mary Keezer: 

[. Adrian F., b. Nov. 20, 1872; m. Oct. 27, 1898, Grace A. Car- 
penter. He is a janitor, residing Cambridge, Mass. No 

II. Wmiam C, b. July 16, 1874; m. Feb. 1, 1903, Winchester, 
Mass., Mary Holmes, b. June 11, 1876. He is an elec- 
trician. Canton, Mass. Four children: 

1 Lillian Marguerite, b. Mar. 6, 1904. 

2 Marion Louise, b. Feb, 26, 1906. 

3 Pearl Adrianne, b. Mar. 22, 1909. 

4 Linda Beatrice, b. Aug. 3, 1912, 

IV. Arthur Sylvanus, b. Oct. 22, 1863, Wilton, Me.; m. Aug. 19, 
1884, Danvers, Mass., Mary A. Cass, b. Nov. 21, 1859. 
Topsfield. One child, Olive May, b. Sept. 19, 1885, Tops- 
field. He is a watchman, residing 11 Central St., Beverly, 

V, Mabel Frances, b. Aug. 10, 1866; m. July 25, 1896, Albert 
Cecil Dick, a designer, residing Dowling Block, No. Adams, 
Mass. She d. Oct. 27, 1910. No children. 

VI. Elizabeth Adella, b. Jan. 13, 1869; m. Sept. 6, 1896, Wm. 
Henry Herrick, a shoemaker, residing Topsfield. No 

Lt. William Moor 1S7 


Children of William Moore and Nancy Sanborn: 
I. William H., b. May 5, 1867; m. Oct. 8, 1892, Sarah M. Wood- 
bury, b. Jan. 30, 1876. He is a mechanic, residing Man- 
chester. Three children: 

1 Earl F., b. Feb. 28, 1895. 

2 Levi A., b. Feb. 19, 1897. 

3 Newell W., b. Aug. 23, 1898. 

II. Charles C, b. Nov. 25, 1868; m. Dec. 25, 1895, Edith G. Rand, 
b. Jan. 17, 1876, and d. Jan. 16, 1897, at 20 yrs. 11 mos. 
He m. 2nd Mar. 9, 1899, E. Gertrude Shearer, b. July 11, 
1870. He resides in Goffstown, where he is in the real 
estate business. No children. 

III. John E., b. Apr. 6, 1870, a mechanic residing Goffstown. 

IV. Fred L., b. Nov. 16, 1872; m. Feb. 23, 1901, Bertha M. 
Poore, b. Oct. 15, 1881. Three children: 

1 Florence E., b. Jan. 3, 1902; d. Jan. 3, 1902. 

2 Herman L., b. July 31, 1904. 

3 Sherwood A., b. July 28, 1907. 
They reside Manchester. 


Children of Henry Moore and Mary Tewksbury: 
I. Infant son, b. July 9, 1866; d. July 22, 1866. 

II. Alice E., b. Mar. 26, 1869 ; m. Mar. 26, 1896, William I. Royce, 
b. Jan. 16, 1873. Two children: 

1 Bertha A., b. Mar. 29, 1897. 

2 Pearl A., b. Dec. 17, 1899, a farmer residing Goffstown. 

III. Mary Elsie, b. Sept. 3, 1878. Resides with parents; unmarried. 

IV. Arthur F., b. Nov. 25, 1876; m. Sept. 2, 1908, Carrie A. 
Brown, b. Aug. 31, 1878. One son: 

1 MjTon Leslie, b. Aug. 19, 1910. He is a mechanic, 
residing Goffstown. 

V. Frank E., b. Aug. 24, 1879; m. June 17, 1908, Eva May 
Greene, b. May 29, 1885. He is a mechanic, residing 

VI. George M., b. Feb. 17, 1881; d. Feb. 18, 1881. 

158 The Descendants of 


Ichabod Whidden (son of Samuel of Greenland, N. H., who 
died about 1713) was born 1713, learned the tanning trade and 
moved to Newmarket. By his 3rd wife, widow Eunice Mason 
(nee Parsons) he had, among other children, Nathaniel and 
Elizabeth. Ichabod then moved to Lee and thence to Canter- 
bury, dying in 1799, his wife in 1812. 

Nathaniel, born Newmarket, March 20, 1761, bought a tract 
of land in the North East corner of the town of Canterbury, 
The farm backed up on the hill which runs into Gilmanton and 
bordered if it did not extend into Northfield. Here before his 
marriage Nathaniel cleared a space for a log house and brought 
to it, March 10, 1785, his wife, Jennie or Jane Moore. The 
view to the west and north was extensive, the smoke of a few 
scattered houses being the only signs of human habitation. 
Polly and Nancy were born in the log house but Peggy (born 
1789) was the first child of the new frame dwelling which is 
still standing, the same as originally, except that the small 
windows and big chimney are gone. It was built one room at 
a time. After the death of Nathaniel Whidden, July 29, 1821, 
following his jumping into a well due to a mental derangement, 
the family remained on the home place. Nathan C. Huckins 
who married Sally Whidden in 1823, carrying on the farm. 

Jane (Moore) Whidden died at the age of 83 years and 
was buried with her husband in a private yard on the farm, 
graves marked with soapstone slabs, inscribed. She was a 
portly woman and had blue eyes. 

Children of Nathaniel Whidden and Jane: 

I. Polly, b. July 7, 1785; m. Mar. 24, 1805, Samuel Huckins of 
Pittsfield, b. 1781 (sou of Isaac'', Eobert*), Barnstead. He 
was a blacksmith and resided at Hill's Corner, Canterbury, 
where they are buried. She d. Dec. 7, 1842. He m. Nov. 
10, 1844, Mary M. Kimball (b. 1797, d. 1868), whose first 
husband was John Ham, who d. 1824; her 2nd husband 
was Daniel Tilton, who d. 1841. She had 2 children by 
first husband and 1 by second husband but none by Sam- 
uel Huckins. Five children: 

1 Nathaniel, b. Feb. 21, 1806; d. Oct. 23, 1830; m. Irene 
Pollard of Hudson (dau. Joseph and Elizabeth 

Lt, William Moor 159 

(Sherburne) Pollard). She d. May 5, 1862; buried 
Hill's Corner. No children. 

2 Major Samuel, b. Apr. 27, 1808. A blacksmith, residing 

in Lowell, Nashua, and later Loudon, where he died 
after a residence of 40 years, Dec. 5, 1883. He m. 
May 5, 1844, Louisa Pollard (sister to Irene), b. 
Jan. 22, 1818, and d. Dee. 1, 1873. One child: 

32 1 Georgiana, b. July 31, 1846, who m. John F. 

Ordway, Worcester, Mass., who d. Dec. 10, 
1906; buried Mt. Hope Cemetery, Loudon. 
She resides Loudon. Four cliildren. 

3 A. Maria (or "Mary J."), b. Feb. 26, 1810; d. May 

20, 1849; m. Abram Buell, Groton, N. H. One 
daughter, Elizabeth, b. Groton, Aug. 26, 1846. He 
m. a second time and removed to the West. 

4 Abigail J., b. Feb, 14, 1815; m. Acheal Buell (brother 

to Abram), who d. Bristol aged 79. She d. Jan. 
14, IB49. One son, Alpheus, who resided Lynn, Mass. 

33 5 Elizabeth Ann, b. Dec. 2, 1826; d. Apr. 26, 1886; m. 

May 20, 1849, Silas K. Batchelder of Canterbury, 
b. Mar. 3, 1826. Four children, b. Canterbury. 

II. Nancy, b. Aug. 6, 1787; d. Oct. 10, 1857, unmarried. She 
composed verses. Had blue eyes and light hair like her 

III. Margaret (Peggy), b. Oct. 26, 1789; d. Oct. 30, 1857; m. 
— ■ Thompson, who' left her and went West, never re- 
turning. One child: 

34 1 Anna Jane, b. May 15, 1809; d. Epsom, May 15, 1901; 

m (1st) Dudley Prescott of Bristol, Oct. 25, 1829. 
One sou. She m, (2nd) Lowell Brown of Tamworth; 
both buried Pittsfield. Two children. 

rV. Jane, b. Nov. 23, 1791. Lived with parents, unmarried. Aug. 
1, 1872, she wandered off and on May 12, 1873, her body 
was found in a pasture, nearly 10 months afterward. When 
she disappeared a clairvoyant was consulted. On one Sun- 
day nearly 300 persons joined in a search. She was called 
"Aunt Jinny" and had dark eyes and black hair. 

V. Nathaniel, b. Aug. 12, 1795; d. Sept. 15, 1798. 

VI. Nathaniel (2nd), b. Aug. 17, 1799; d, Nov. 20, 1803. 

160 The Descendants of 

VII, Sally, b. Mar. 30, 1803; m. 1823, Nathan C. Huckins, b. Aug. 
10, 1800, Pittsfield, d. July 9, 1869, while carrying on the 
home farm of Nathaniel "Whidden. She d. July 31, 1895, 
at home of her daughter, Mrs. Piper. Five children. 

1 Sylvester W., 'b. Oct. 4, 1823; d. Jan. 1, 1834; buried 


2 Cheney Nathan, b. Nov. 27, 1826; d. Feb. 20, 1905, a 

farmer; m. Jan. 3, 1871, Widow Eliza A. Plummer, 
b. 1825, d. Apr. 4, 1909, at 84. 

3 and 4 Infants, b. and d. 1830. 

5 Margaret Ann, b. Jan. 17, 1836; m. Aug. 25, 1869, 
Josiah Piper of Sanbornton, b, June 26, 1803, d. 
Oct. 16, 1883, Tilton. She resided Hebron, removed 
Tilton about 1848 and has resided there at corner 
School and High Sts. for over 40 years. No children. 

VIII. Pitts William (who called himself William Pitt Whidden), b. 
Nov. 28, 1805; d. Northfield, Nov. 28, 1888; m. May 21, 
1832, Irene, widow of Nathaniel W. Huckins. She d. May 
5, 1862, at 46. He m. (2nd) Mary Piper Chase of Tilton, 
b. Sanbornton, July 27, 1807, d. Oct. 29, 1894, at 87. Two 
children (Pollard) : 
1 Ann, b. 1832; d. Dec. 18, 1840. 
35 2 Oriette, b. Mar. 29, 1837; m. Mar. 2, 1861, Henry 

Tucker Hill (son of Capt. Warren Hill and Eliza- 
beth Tucker), b. Northfield, Oct. 8, 1837, d. Bath, 
So, Carolina, Mar. 28, 1892, buried Tilton. He was 
a merchant and town clerk in Northfield; removed 
to Manchester and engaged in paper manufacturing 
there and later in Bath, S. C, where he was so 
engaged at his death. She resides Clarkson, Ga. 
Two children. 


Children of John F. Ordway and Georgiana Whidden: 

I. Delia P., b. Worcester, Sept. 5, 1873; d. Worcester, Oct. 5, 

II. Efiie L., b. Loudon, Jan. 26, 1876; m. Loudon, Dec. 23, 1895, 
Charles Hiram Cate, carpenter, b. Loudon, Aug. 20, 1863. 
Three children: 

1 Georgia L., b. Loudon, Aug. 10, 1896. 

2 Sarah M., b. Loudon, June 18, 1001. 

3 Hiram W., b. Loudon, Dec. 15, 1903. 

Lt, William Moor 161 

III, Lillian M., b, Loudon, May 25, 1872; d. Aug. 9, 1877. 

rV. Cora F., b. Loudon, May 17, 1879; m. Jan. 1, 1903, Wm. H. 
Corliss, HaverMll, Mass., a shoe cutter, residing Pittsfield. 
Three children: 

1 Norah P., b. Derry, Sept. 25, 1904. 

2 Harvey O., b. Derry, June 8, 1906. 

3 George E., b. Derry, Feb. 9, 1908. 


Children of Silas K. Batchelder and Elizabeth Huckins: 

I. Abbie Maria, b. July 29, 1850; m. 1st June 6, 1872, Henry F. 
Leavitt, who d, Feb. 26, 1873; m. 2nd July 2, 1873, James 
Monroe Gilmore, b. Stafford, Ct. They reside 24 Eden St., 
Putnam, Ct., where he is a photographer. Two children; 
1. Jennie Ida, b. Dec. 20, 1876; m. Eugene Brousseau, a 

druggist residing 16 Wilkinson St., Putnam, Ct. 
2 Josephine Georgiana, b. Sept. 14, 1879; m. George 
Brousseau of firm of Church & Co., clothiers, at 
Putnam, Ct. Two children: Henry G., b. Aug. 8, 
1903, and Fred George, b. Dec. 15, 1905. 

11. Joseph Orman, b. May 8, 1852; m. June 23, 1875, Haverhill, 
Mass., Emma Augusta Buttrick, b. Mar. 23, 1855, Brad- 
ford, Mass. He d. Feb. 10, 1896. She resides 14 Franklin 
St., Haverhill, Mass., with her two children: 

1 Mabel Clover, b. May 14, 1877, Franklin, Mass.; m. 

Charles A. Jenkins, who d. 1909, Manchester, Vt. 
One child, Orman Leroy, b. May 13, 1908. 

2 Maud Cecille, b. Oct. 10, 1882; m. Nov., 1908, Charles 

G. Little. One child, Mildred Batchelder, b. Sept. 
5, 1909, Haverhill, Mass, 

III. Ida Ocilla, b. Feb. 22, 1855. She resides Thompson, Conn, 

IV. Fred Silas, b, Oct. 23, 1857; d. Mar. 19, 1889, unmarried; 
shoemaker, Haverhill, Mass. 


Children of Anna Jane and Preseott-Brown : 

I. Lj-man Whidden (Prescott), b. ; d. Feb. 23, 1899, at 

Boone, la., where he resided. Married Ellen F. Johnson of 
Pontiac, Mich. Four children: 


162 The Descendants op 

36 1 Bertha J., b. April 13, 1863; m. June 1, 1887, Carroll, 

la., Herbert Augustus Juno, b, Sept. 17, 1854, a 
flour miller, residing 76 No. Congress St., Athens, 
O. Three children. 

37 2 Agnes, b. Apr. 17, 1867; m. June 6, 1888, Carroll, la., 

E. L. Kay, b. June 12, 1864, Bedford Co., Pa. 
They reside Wilmot, S, D., where he is a lumber 
manufacturer. Five children. 

3 Winifred, b. Sept. 2, , Moingonia, la.; m. D. E. 

Patrick. He is a railroad conductor, residing 515 
Marshall St., Boone, la. Two children: Eodney L., 
b. Boone, la., Jan. 23, 1898, and Gladys I., b. June, 

4 G. J., b. . Besides 18th and Crowly Sts. (Ionian 

Court), Portland, O. He m. 1st Susie Lewis. One 
son, Orville. He m. 2nd Edna Jones of Boone. One 
daughter, Ruth. He is a decorator. 

II. Sylvester W. (Bro^\^l), b. Oct. 28, 1841, Tamworth; m. 1876^ 
Addie M. Pease, b. Apr. 26, 1846, Tanworth. He d. Apr. 
16, 1888, Pittsfield. No children. She m. 2nd Thomas J. 

III. Mary J. (Brown), b. May 23, 1846; Tamworth; m. Jan., 1889^ 
Epsom, Horatio W. Longa, b. about 1838, d. about 1909. 
a policeman in Manchester, N. H., for 25 years and for 
four years city marshal. No children. She resided Plym- 
outh until her death Feb., 1916, at Orlando, Fla. 


Children of Henry T. Hill and Oriette Whidden: 

I. Ellon Sherburne, b. Northfield, Dec. 14, 1861; m. Sept. 12, 
1893, Augusta, Ga., Frances Leona Stafford, b. Augusta, 
Aug. 3, 1863. They reside New Hampton, where the chil- 
dren are at school. He is Vice-President and Genera! 
Manager of the International Machine & Tool Corpora- 
tion of New York and President Stevens Mill Paper Co. of 
Auburn, Me. Five children: 

1 Warren Rhodes, b. Apr., 1895. 

2 Marion Rounsvel, b. Dec, 1896. 

3 Helen Stanley, b. Nov., 1898. 

4 Stafford Sherburne, b. Oct., 1901. 

5 Robert Whidden, b. Oct. 1903. 

Lt. William Moor 163 

II, Lelia Irene, b. Manchester, Dec. 11, 1868; m. June 17, 1903, 
Rev. A. Hunter Anthony (Baptist), b. New Albany, Ind, 
Jan. 25, 1859. They reside 22 Sharp Ave., Nashville^ Tenn. 
He is pastor of the Christian Church. No children. 


Children of H. A, Junod and Bertha Prescott : 

I. Frederick Louis, b. Carroll, la., Apr. 29, 1888. Attending 
Ohio State Veterinary College, Columbus. 

II. William Prescott, b. Carroll, la., June 15, 1890; m. Sept. 20, 
1915, Edyth Eoush. Salesman, Junod Milling Co. 

III. Dwight Culbertson, b. Oct. 10, 1891, Carroll, la. Salesman, 

Junod Milling Co. 


Children of E. L. Kay and Agnes Prescott: 

I. Clare Prescott, b. Hartley, la., Feb. 25, 1894; m. July 27, 
1915, Ida Smith, Wilmot, S. D. One son, Darrell Edward, 
b. Mar. 18, 1916. 

II. Merle Elizabeth, b. May 21, 1896. 

III. Bertha, b. Aug. 27, 1899. 

IV. Agnes May, b. Oct., 1906. 
V. Henrietta, b. June 29, 1908. 

Burial Place of Ezekial Moore, "under the window" where the 
men are standing. See page 273. 

House Built by Nathaniel Wliidden and Jane Moore, Canterbury. 
8ee page 158. 

Section B 


Col. Archelaus Moore 


I. Hannah "Jr." b. Dec. 1, 1746. On the Canterbury 
town record under the children of Archelaus 
Moore is written "Hannah Clough died April 6, 
1770." If she married a Clough no official or 
family record remains. A Hannah Clough was 
born Dec. 29, 1744 and died Sept. 25, 1756— the 
only one recorded in Canterbury. Hannah "Jr." 
may have been given "Clough" as a middle name, 
but they were not customary at that time. "Whether 
married or not we shall never know for Archelaus 
Moore, the town clerk, her own father, does not 
inform us. 

II. John b. Nov. 1, 1748, d. Jany. 19, 1816, married 
Dec. 5, 1770, Abiah Stevens. 

III. Elkins b. July 1, 1751, d. March 25, 1756. 

IV. Abigail b. March 21, 1754, d. Feb. 10, 1822, married 

Dec. 25, 1771, Benjamin Sias. 

George F. Moore standing at giave of Col. Archelaus Moore in the old 

cemetery in rear of church and town house, Loudon. Tlie 1915 

' ' restoration ' ' cut down all the trees and tore up and 

dispersed gravestones of the old settlers. 

Near view of graves. Right hand stone that of Col. Arclielaus Moore; 
left hand, that of liis Avifo, Hannali Elkins. 


John Moore, son of Col. Archelaus Moore of Canterbury, 
was born Nov. 1, 1748, undoubtedly in Canterbury and prob- 
ably in the new home built by his father and which became 
later known as the Greenough place, near the four corners in 
the Southern part of town, now owned by Kenneth Pope. John 
Moore married Dec. 5, 1770, Abiah Stevens, born in Hampstead, 
Aug. 23, 1753. The late John B. Moore said "She died June 
5, 1836 at 83 years. I can remember her well, being 6 years 
of age." 

John Moore became acquainted with her in Canterbury, 
not Hampstead, because of a visit her mother, Abigail (Emer- 
son) Stevens, widow of Otho Stevens, paid to her sister, Mrs. 
Susan Chase, of Canterbury. Abigail married Dec. 28, 1763, 
at the age of 26, Deacon David Morrill, of Canterbury, only 
3 years her senior. Abigail, Emerson-Stevens-Morrill then re- 
moved from Hampstead with her brood of three young children, 
one having died. When only 15 years and 7 months old she 
married Otho Stevens. They had Abiah, 1753; Simon, 
1755 ; Jesse, 1757 and Jacob, 1759 ; the latter of whom was 
bom just before his father was wounded in climbing to the 
Heights of Abraham, Quebec, and died soon after, less than a 
year old. 

Deacon David Morrill and Abigail had seven children, 
Reuben, 1764 ; Hannah, 1766 ; David, 1768 ; Betsey, 1770 ; Sarah, 
1772, Ruth, 1776 and Abigail, 1779. Seven years after her 
second marriage, her oldest child, Abiah, at the age of 17 years, 
in 1770, married John Moore, son of Col. Archelaus. After this 
€vent she had children, Sarah, Ruth and Abigail, 11 in all for 
this remarkable woman who completed nearly a century of 
active life. She died Jan. 30, 1833 at the great age of 96 years, 
three months, and was buried in the large burial ground at 
Canterbury Center, near their home, by the side of her (2nd) 
husband, Deacon David Morrill who had died June 10, 1799, 
a full generation before her. The Morrill homestead place on 
lot 136, was divided between Abigail, her daughter, who mar- 
ried Leavitt Clough and who lived in the old house, and Sally, 
her daughter, who married Asa Foster, who built a new house 
against the old one, the dividing line of the farms passing be- 

168 The Descendants of 

tween them. Both houses were burned in 1895, only a barn, 
on the "West, or Foster section, remaining. The farm is just out 
of the Center, on the road to East Canterbury and ad.joined 
the place of Deacon Morrill's father, (Deacon Ezekial Morrill, 
one of Canterbury's most prominent men) later known as the 
Capt. E, Batchelder place, now that of James Frame. 

Abiah (Stevens) Moore was only 6 years old at the time of 
the death of her father, Otho Stevens, Jr., in 1759 in his 33rd 
year. According to Stevens' history of Newbury, Vt., Otho, 
Ephraim, Simon, Josiah, Daniel and Samuel Stevens were in 
Capt. Jacob Bayley's company, Goff's Eegiment, Amherst's 
Expedition of 1759. In the perilous climb to the Heights or 
Plains of Abraham, above Quebec, before the epoc making 
battle, Otho was injured. He went or was removed to Fort 
Oswego, (N. Y.) where he died. An entry in Capt. Bayley's 
Journal gives an account of his death; "Friday, Sept, 21, 1759, 
cool morning but pleasant. About 2 o'clock in the afternoon 
dies Otho Stevens of a long and tedious illness of 22 days, much 
lamented by his relations and friends, he being a loving brother 
and a faithful friend. He was sensible to the last breath he 
drew and sensible of his approaching near another world which 
did not in the least ruffle his spirits. But he seemed to have 
his hope firmly placed in God." 

He was son of Otho Stevens, b. 1702 of Hampstead, and 
Abigail Kent, b. 1697 of Gloucester. Otho Stevens, Sr., was 
bom in Gloucester. His grandfather, William Stevens, came 
to America from Gonsham, Oxford County, England, was mar- 
ried in Newbury, Mass., in 1645, and died there in 1653. His 
son John, b. 1650, married Mary, b. 1651, daughter of Aquilla 
Chase, b. 1618, of Hampton and Newbury, 

Abia Stevens' mother came of the Dustin stock. She was 
Abigail Emerson, b. 1737, daughter of Hannah Watts, b. 1718, 
the daughter of Samuel Watts, b. 1691, of Haverhill and Abi- 
gail Dustin who was born October, 1690 and died May 5, 1727. 
Abigail Dustin was one of the little children of Hannah Dustin 
from whom she was torn away at her home in Haverhill, Mass., 
by the Indians and carried to an island in the IMerrimack River 
above Concord. The intrepid woman, watching her opportunity, 
tomahawked her captors and escaped, after many perils, to her 

Col. Arckelaus Moore 169 

home down the river. Hannah Dustin, the heroine, was the 
daughter of Michael Emerson, the Emigrant, and Hannah Web- 
ster whom she married in 1657, she being the daughter of John 
Webster (d. 1642) and Mary Shatswell of Ipswich, Mass., of 
which place they were among the earliest settlers. 

John Moore in 1772 at the age of 24 bought for two hundred 
pounds lots 104 and 105 in Canterbury, which his father. Col. 
Archelaus had purchased in 1764 of his brother, Capt. Samuel 
Moore. The place was in early days knoAvn as the James Head 
place but in the middle of the 19th centurj^ was generally called 
the Moore place. Having married in 1770 he probably brought 
his young wife here. In 1778, he sold the place to 
James Sherburne for 400 pounds. When the rather small house 
was built in the North West corner of the lots, it is impossible 
to state, but undoubtedly before 1761. It had a small cellar 
and an ell which extended along the road to the East. Lilac 
bushes still bloom where the front door was. About 1840, after 
James Moore and his sister Hannah had made it their home, 
for some years it sheltered John T. G. Emery whose effects 
were moved out by Sylvanus C. Moore, then a young man, 
"with his steers," as he relates. The house was just South of 
the Ensign John Moore place, the road separating them. 

John Moore, son of Col. Archelaus, was elected Fence 
Viewer of Canterbury in 1773 and in the next year he was 
Highway Surveyor. He held the latter office in 1778, 1781 and 
1784, and these are the only indications that he did not sooner 
permanently remove to Loudon where he early bought a large 
tract of land' on and near Loudon Ridge in the North East part 
of that town. In 1784 he had six living children. His father, 
after the marriage of Abigail to Capt. Benj. Sias in 1771, had no 
children at home unless John and his family lived with him. 

By 1789 John Moore became very prominent in Loudon. 
He had, in the church, pew No. 25 with Esquire Sias, his brother- 
in-law. In that year he "John Moore of Loudon, Gentleman" 
sold a 100-aere lot in Canterbury. In 1801 "Archelaus Moore's 
tax list" included Archelaus Moore (son of John) $3.64, John 
Moore $8.29, Elkins Moore (son of John) $3.21 and Nathaniel 
Hill (son-in-law of John) $3.80, in 1810 taxes for repairing the 

170 The Descendants of 

school house ("school near John Moore's to be No. 6") men- 
tioned Jacob, Archelaus, John, John Jr., and Elkins Moore. 
In 1780 when John Moore was first taxed in Loudon the tax 
was payable in corn. In 1789 when John Moore was a Select- 
man of Loudon the bounty on wolves heads was $8.00. In 1797 
he paid the largest tax in town. 

In 1796 a road was laid from Abner Clough's corner by 
John Clough's to John Moore's. June 17, 1790, John Moore 
and John Sanborn laid the road from Canterbury line to the 
road leading from Lovering's Mill to Libbe Batchelder's house 
by William Wheeler's. 

In 1778 and 1779 it was voted to erect a meeting house in 
Loudon. The building was not lathed and plastered until 1797. 
In 1789 two porches had been built. Up to 1783 there was no 
settled minister. In 1788 the Eeverend Jedediah Tucker com- 
menced his ministry and remained for nearly 30 years. 

John Moore built his house at the junction of the Concord 
and Pittsfield roads about one-half mile South of Loudon Ridge. 
From 1790 to 1800 a number of large pretentious houses were 
built in Loudon, some with rooms both sides of the front door 
and others " half -houses " which were in many cases never ex-, 
tended. Jokn Moore built a large square house, full two stories 
with large square rooms and with an enormous central chimney. 
On the front the "East room" was the "spare room' and the 
"West room" was used as a parlor. Back of these was a long 
kitchen with a bed alcove in one corner and at the end of the 
kitchen was a small bed room. In one of these beds Col Arch- 
elaus Moore and his wife, who in their old age left Canterbury 
for Loudon, died. Esquire John Moore and his wife, Abiah, 
and their son, John, born 1787, also died in the same room. 
John B. Moore, the latter 's son, inherited the homestead, lived 
there seven years and operated the 60-acre farm. His father, 
John, died in 1856 and at the time of his funeral, March 6th, 
the snow was many feet deep. In 1862 John B. Moore sold the 
place to Nathaniel D. Clough, who in 1863 tore down the large 
house and built the present one, somewhat smaller, on the same 
site, using some of the old material. The door of the ell or 
kitchen is from the old house as are some of the windows mth 
panes seven by nine inches. Certain timbers in the barn also 
show previous use. 

Col. Archklaus Moore 171 

John Moore, son of Col. Archelaus, also became known as 
"Squire Moore." He had but one eye. He was nevertheless a 
famous bear hunter. One day Sarah Diamond, grandmother of 
Mrs. John B. Moore, going to the spring for water saw a large 
bear. Being much frightened she ran for help. They sent for 
Squire Moore who killed the bear and all the neighbois had 
some of the meat. It is also said that he killed another bear 
in the field back of the house. 

A note given by John Moore is in the possession of Howard 
P. Moore. It reads as follows: 

"Loudon, March 2nd, 1805. For value received 

I promise to pay Nathaniel Hill or order on demand 

One hundred and six dollars with interest till 

paid as witness my hand. 

John Moore." 

John Moore and Abiah Stevens had a large family most of 
whom lived to be old. Hannah, who married Nathaniel Hill, is re- 
puted to have lived 100 years. Sally died at 91 and "William at 
85. John Moore died Jan. 19, 1816 in his 68th year. His wife, 
Abiah (Stevens) died June 15, 1836 at 82 (old Shepard bible 
record) surviving her venerable mother, Mrs. Morrill, only 3 
years. John Moore and his wife are buried in the Moore row 
in the large cemetery in the center of the town of Loudon, back 
of the town and meeting house. There were no marks on the 
plain field stones on their graves. His resting place is believed 
to be next to the stone of his son Archelaus (a marked stone) 
the only one of his sons buried in that yard. All these stones, in- 
cluding those of Col. Archelaus Moore and his wife, w^ere ruth- 
lessly torn up and dispersed and many fine old trees were cut 
down when the grave yard w^as "cleaned up" in 1915. The act of 
vandalism, which can never be atoned for, was the result of a 
donation of $100 ostensibly for the improvement of the ceme- 

Before moving from Canterbury, John Moore bought a large 
part of the land on and near Loudon Ridge. He gave a farm 
to each of his sons, Elkins, Archelaus, John and William. With 
them he cleared the land most of which is occupied by his des- 
cendants to this day. 

172 The Descendants of 

Children of John Moor ("Jr.") and Abiah: 

I Hannah, b. Oct. 10, 1771; m. Nathaniel Hill of Loudon Ridge. 
About 1801 he was prominent in Loudon, In 1802 she 
signed a deed with her brother Elkins. They removed to 
Maine, to the vicinity of Gardiner, calling the locality 
"Loudon Hill," and old residents of Loudon can recall the 
visits of "Uncle Hill" and "Aunt Hill." She lived to be 
nearly 100 years old. They had at least one child, a Mrs. 
Grinnell, of whom aU trace is lost. 

II. Abigail, b. Mar. 15, 1773; d. May 19, 1776. 

III. Abiah, b. Mar. 30, 1775. John B. Moore, b. 1829, who could 
remember the death of his grandmother, Abiah Stevens, in 
1836, did not remember Abiah, her daughter. 

100 IV. Elkins, b. March 28, 1777; d. Dec. 20, 1851 (Nov. 20, 1852, 
at 75, Shepard Bible). He was a farmer and was also 
well known as a plow-maker. His house, probably buUt for 
him by his father John, stands at the corner of the Ridge 
and Concord roads, opposite the Advent church. For over 
30 years it contained the Post Office, attended by his two 
spinster daughters. Their saving care brought down to us 
a number of old deeds and papers of Col. Archelaus Moore 
of Canterbury and Loudon, their great-grandfather, hav- 
ing been kept in an old secretary which stood on a chest 
of drawers in their home. The first clock Elkins Moore 
owned (previous to which the time was told by the sun or 
the hour-glass) was treasured in the household of Clarence 
L. Clough, his grandson, who lived until his death in 1914 
on the Flanders Place, the buildings of which have since 
been destroyed by fire, nearly opposite the Elkins Moore 

In 1806, at the age of 29, Elkins Moore was a select- 
man of Loudon. He married, March 14, 1802, Mary Os- 
good, who died July 31, 1826, a quarter of a century be- 
fore him. They are buried in a small yard south from 
Loudon Ridge, across a deep ravine, and Harriet and 
Nancy lie beside them. Nearer the road are three field 
stones in the same row, marking graves, probably of 
Moores, identity unknown. Elkins Moore was a small man, 
exceedingly spare. 

In 1913 L. B. Chase of Sturbridge, Mass., described a 
visit he paid to Elkins Moore, then in his 68th year, 6 
years before he died. ' ' In the Spring of 1845 I went with 
Hiram Mathes down to Grandsir Moores to get some cions 
for grafting. That is the only time I remember his looks. 
I think his features were prominent but not large and he 

Col. Archelaus Moore 173 

had on a broad-brimmed brown hat and a coat or frock 
made of the mixed blue and white home-made frocking 
worn by farmers at that time. He took us to the orchard 
and Hiram and I up in the tree, he underneath watching 
the ground. When a twig fell on the grass he'd pick it 
up quick and watch for another. How clearly I see him 
now. ' ' 

June 21, 1848, * ' in good health, ' ' he made his will, 
giving one dollar each * ' to Mary, wife of John Mathes of 
Canterbury and to Almira Chase, wife of Charles Chase 
of Groton. ' ' To Eliza Ann, wife of Nathaniel D. Clough, 
he gave $50 and to Nancy J. and Harriet all the rest of 
his property. The will was proved in 1852, following his 
death in 1851. Five children. 

101 V. Archelaus, b. Mar. 1, 1779 (the fourth successive child born 
in March) ; d. Sept. 2, 1832. He had blue eyes and light 
hair, characteristics of the early Moores. Sis wife, Abi- 
gail Fifield, b. March 21, 1778, brought into the family 
a dark strain; swarthy skin and large black or dark eyes. 
She was daughter of Capt. David Fifield (1749-1806) and 
Abigail Larey (1746-1809). Edward Fifield, father of 
David, came to Gilmanton in 1780 from Stratham, where 
his father, Edward, a grantee of the town of Gilmanton, 
lived, being born 1678 in Hampton. His parents were 
Benjamin Fifield of Hampton, born 1646, who married 
Mary, daughter of Edward Colcord, 1670, and was killed 
by the Indians Aug. 1, 1706, lying in ambush near a large 
rock in his pasture. He was on horseback. He was son 
of WilHam who died in Hampton in 1700, ''ould William 
Fifield, above 80." 

July 9, 1794, when he was nearing the end of his life, 
Col. Archelaus Moore "Esquire" deeded "to Archelaus 
Moore, Jr. of Loudon, minor" (just over 15 yrs. of age), 
his grandson, in consideration of £330 "90 acres of land 
in Loudon, being the greater part of 100-acre lot No. 83. 
2nd Division, the original right of Eichard Melloon" 
(Deeds 161-340). The young man lived and died on the 
place which has descended in direct line to Daniel L, 
Moore, his grandson, the present owner and occupant. 

On April 1st, 1841, the original house, built probably 
by John Moore for his son, was destroyed by fire, caused 
by an overheated chimney while boiling sap. It was, like 

■ John Moore's, a large two-story house. In it in 1832 

Archelaus Moore had died of typhus fever the day before 
his daughter Hannah died of the same dread disease. The 
recollection of S. Lowell French is (when 4 yrs. old) that 
he saw him driving a yoke of black cattle, a man some- 

174 The Descendants of 

what small of stature with but one good eye. Archelaua 
Moore and Abigail Fifield were married by Isaac Smith, 
the minister of Gilmanton (of the old Smith meeting house 
which all her family attended) May 21, 1801. In 1803 
Archelaus with 8 others protested against "the illegal and 
unconstitutional laying of a ministerial tax" thus advo- 
cating the "separation of church and state" but not op- 
posing either. 

Feb. 26, 1849, Abigail (Frfield) Moore (by "her 
mark") made her will "in a tolerable state of health but 
of advanced years. ' ' She died July 7, 1852, at the age of 
74. Her grandchild, Mary Ellen (Moore) Tucker, attended 
the funeral, in the south room, the parlor. The present 
house, recently made two stories and a half, is connected 
by an eU and long sheds with the barns, all on the site 
of the original home, burned in 1841. A towel made from 
flax grown and prepared by Abigail Fifield Moore and 
spun by her daughter, Julia, is in the possession of Howard 
P. Moore. The graves of Archelaus and Abigail Moore 
marked by white marble stones identify the ' ' Moore row ' ' 
in the cemetery at Loudon Center, back of the Town and 
meeting house. Ten children. 

VI. Mary (called "Polly"), b. Jan. 3, 1781, lived with her parents 
and died Jan. 15, 1849, unmarried, at the age of 65 years. 
She was buried beside them. 

102 VII. Jacob, b. Dec. 24, 1782; d. Sept. 29, 1869, at 86. In 1810 he 

was living on Loudon Eidge paying taxes in school district 
No. 6. He married, Aug. 31, 1806, Ada Shepard, b. Sept 
6, 1787, d. June 25, 1870, at 82, and removed to Campton 
and Ellsworth, N. H, Late in life they went to live with 
their daughter, Mrs. Moulton, in Plymouth, and are buried 
there. She was dau. of John Shepard, b. 1755, d. June 
1, 1844, at 89, and Elizabeth, d. May 11, 1840, in her 
80th year. Six children. 

103 VIII. Martha (called "Patty"), b. July 31, 1785; d. Aug. 28, 1868 

She m. 1st Dudley Osgood of Gilmanton, farmer, b. Mar, 
22, 1786, d. Sept. 10, 1835. Five children. She m. 2nd 
Jacob Osborn of Loudon, farmer, by whom she had no 

104 IX. John, b. July 15, 1787; d. Mar. 6, 1856 at 68 jts., "of palsy." 

He failed mentally shortly before his death. His son, 
John B., relates that the snow was very deep at his father's 
funeral, 3 or 4 feet deep at least. He m. Betsey Holman, 

Col. Archelaus Moore 175 

who died Feb. 5, 1858, at 65 years of age (Jan. 9, 1858, at 
67, Sliepard Bible). Five children. 
X. Betsey, b. Sept. 9, 1789; d. Apr. 10, 1851, at 62. Married by 
Elder Winthrop Young Apr. 9, 1810, when she was 21, 
to Jacob Osborn of Loudon. Buried Loudon, private 
ground in eastern part of town. No children. 

105 XI. William, b. Aug. 5, 1794; d. Feb. 9, 1879. Residing first on 

Loudon Eidge he removed to Gilmantou village, living in 
a quaint unpainted house, now picturesque with age, with 
a great chimney and long sloping roof, in the center of 
town. He was a curious, small, stooping man and was 
called " Billy " and sometimes the ''mayor" of town. He 
kept a tavern in the house (now known as the Hoadley 
house) and always seemed to be walking around the village 
with but little to do. He had blue eyes. He m. Dec. 16, 
1826, Catherine Ordway, b. Feb. 1, 1802, d. Sept. 19, 1873; 
buried Concord. 

106 XIL Sally, b. (1792?); d. 1883; m. by Rev, Noah Bigelow, Oct. 

27, 1816, to Charles Currier. Buried Buzzell Cemetery, 
Gilmanton. She lived to be nearly 90 years old. She had 
blue eyes. Three children. 


Children of Elkins Moore and Mary Osgood: 

L Mary ("Polly"), b. Mar. 26, 1803; d. May 14, 1880; m. 
Deacon John Mathes (Matthews), b. Dec. 24, 1790, d. Sept, 
30, 1S69, at 79. He m. 1st Dec. 24, 1819, Pamelia Whicher 
of Northfield. She d. 6 days after the birth of Horace 
W,, Sept. 12, 1821, and was buried in Canterbury in tho 
yard at the rear of the Baptist meeting house. Horace 
W. married July 16, 1843, Pamelia Batchelder, who is 
living 44 Hall St., Concord, with son Horace Oscar, b. Jan. 
]9, 1849, a carriage painter. He has one child, Helen. 
Deacon Mathes m, 2nd Oct. 10, 1822, Mary ("Polly") 
Moore, Both buried in private yard in a clump of bushes, 
surrounded by a wall, on the old Mathes farm, now owned 
by Olwyn Dow, in the north part of Canterbury near 
Hill's Corner. The old house has gone to ruin. Her 
grave is not marked with a stone. She survived him 11 
years. Here are buried their children, Mary J., Cyrus E., 
Harvey and grandchild Francis O.; also Deacon Mathes' 
aged parents, Elijah D. (d. 1853 at 95} and Mary (d. 
1853 at 91) and also Betsey H. Mathes (d, 1878 at 89). 

176 The Descendants of 

Mrs. E. H. Nelson of Tilton has pictures of Dea. Mathes 
and Mary. Five children: 

1 Mary Jane, b, 1825; d. June 29, 1851, at 26 at Can- 

terbury of consumption, not married. 

2 Cyrus E., b. 1828; d. April 28, 1853, at 25. Eesidcd 


3 John Moore, b. July 18, 1823, Canterbury; d. Nov. 22, 

1890, Burlington, Vt., a box manufacturer; m. Oct. 
30, 1845, Nashua, Frances E. Wilson, b, Dec. 19, 
1824, Irasburgh, Vt., d. Dec. 21, 1901; both buried 
Lake View Cemetery, Burlington. Three children: 

(a) Frances Orissa, b. Sept. 2, 1846, Nashua, d. 
Oct. 19, 1854, Colton, N. Y., by accidental discharge 
of a gun; she was buried on the farm at Canterbury; 

(b) Mary Jane (Jennie M.), b. Sept. 15, 1857, Col- 
ton, for 30 years school teacher Burlington, retired 
1913, residing 210 S. Union St.; (c) Mattie Ernes- 
tine, b. Dec. 15, 1862, Colton, clerk Burlington Sav- 
ings Bank since 1898, residing 210 S. Union St., 

107 4. Hiram Stevens, b. July 7, 1830; m. 1854, Boston, Lu- 

cinda Hanson, b. Apr. 15, 1833. He resided Boston 
from 1847 to 1855. Member old South Church choir. 
Removed Alton, HI., where for many years he was 
manager Alton Hide & Wool Co. He d. Aug. 13, 
1913, at 83. She resides at Alton. 
5 Harvey C, b. 1838; d, Sept. 25, 1857, at 19 in Boston. 

II. Nancy, b. Aug. 15, 1806; d. Nov. 24, 1875. 

III. Almira, b. Feb. 8, 1810; m. Feb. 25, 1833, Charles Chase. 
They had, born on Loudon Ridge, where they resided, four 
children. He was a farmer and stone cutter. They re- 
moved to Groton, N. H. He m. 2nd, Feb. 25, 1852, Sarah 
Boynton and had two children. He retired to a farm in 
Meredith where he d. Nov. 7, 1864. 

1 Laura Anna, b. May 23, 1833; m. Nov, 7, 1867, Jesse 
Merrill of Laconia. She d. Jan. 12, 1909. No 
children. He resides Laconia. 

108 2 Charles Warren, b. Dee. 8, 1835. He enlisted at Lake 

Village, N. H., in the Union Army and formed a 
company there of which he was elected Captain. 
He served in Col. Whipple's regiment, being serious- 
ly wounded at Fredericksburgh. During the Morgan 
raid he contracted a severe illness. In 1865 removed 
to Clinton, Iowa, became city and county attorney, 

Col. Archelaus Moore 177 

member of school board, mayor of the city and 
judge of the circuit court. He was recognized as 
Clinton's leading attorney. He m. Sept. 22, 1862. 
Susan Maria Cole of Lake Village. He d. Aug. 10, 
1907. She resides 711 Douglas Court, Clinton, Iowa. 
Five children. 
109 3 Harriet M., b. August (Oct.?) 11, 1838; m. Oct. 5, 

1858, William R. Robie of New Hampton. She d. 
Aug. 15, 1872. He was a farmer. He d. Feb. 10, 
1897. Both buried Meredith, N. H. Two children. 
4 Helen Marr (twin to Harriet). She d. Jan. 25, 1894, 
not married. 

IV. Harriet, b. Aug. 2, 1818; d. Jan. 23, 1875. 

V. Eliza A., b. Mar. 7, 1821; d. 1876 at 55; m. Nov. 27, 1845, by 
Rev. Jeremiah Clough to Nathaniel D. Clough, farmer of 
Loudon Ridge, who resided on the place south of the 
Advent church purchased of Flanders about 1850, and d. 
Feb. 18, 1898. He was son of Ezekial Clough who died 
1862 at 77 yrs. Both buried Loudon Ridge yard. One 

1 Clarence L., b. August 11, 1850; d. Apr. 9, 1914; m. 
Oct. 6, 1875, Eunice P. Nelson, b. Feb. 28, 1854, at 
Lowell (daughter of Henry W. Nelson of Gilmanton 
and Mary G. Holbrook of Garland, Me.). Resided 
Loudon Ridge next to Advent church and on part 
of the original farm land of John Moore, grandson 
of Ensign John Moore. She resides 187 Parkview 
Ave., Lowell, Mass. No children. 


Children of Archelaus Moore and Abigail Fifield: 

I. Abigail Washington, b. Jan. 12, 1802; d. June 2, 1879. Had 

blue eyes and light hair. She m. 1829, Benjamin French 

Swett (son of Jeremiah and Mary French Swett), who d. 

July 2, 1866. They lived in Gilmanton. Seven children: 

110 1 Julia Ann, b. Oct. 1, 1831, Gilmanton; m. at Bethele- 

hem (in the 50 's) Simeon A. Gould of North Leeds, 

Me., who d. Jan, 4, 1859 and was buried there beside 

2 young children. She d. Bethlehem Sept. 5, 1892. 

Four children. 

2 Sarah Abby, b. Sept. 12, 1833; d. at 29 yrs. of ago, 

Sept. 6, 1862, unmarried, Worcester, Mass. 


178 The Descendants of 

111 3 NeweU S., b. May 18, 1836, at Gilmanton; m. Bept. 4, 

1861, Nashua, Hannah P. Ellsworth, b, Apr. 9, 1827, 
Gilmanton, d. Feb. 7, 1866. One child, Abbie H., b. 
Sept. 8, 1865, Alexandria, Va., and d. June 23, 1875, 
Medford, Mass. Newell S. Swett m. 2nd Sept. 15, 
1866, Lucy Frye Abbott, Nashua, b. Jan. 15, 1838. 
He resides Westminster, Mass. She d. Nov, 8, 1913. 
Four children, 

112 4 Celeste Clifton, b, Apr. 3, 1838, Gilmanton (named 

Celeste by D. F, Moore, her uncle) ; m. Bethlehem, 
Dec, 30, 1860, George T. Waterman, b. Sandwich, 
Mass., Apr, 5, 1833, They removed to Texas about 
1881 on account of his health, residing at Boerne, 
where he is a farmer. Three children. 

5 Benjamin Franklin, b. Gilmanton, 1841; m. Nov. 24, 

1870, Littleton, Josephine Clough. A farmer; lost 
his leg while at work in the woods and died soon 
after of typhoid fever. Two children: Frank, who 
d. Sept. 17, 1873 from an accident in the machinery 
of a saw mill at age of 18 yrs., and Alice, b, Nov. 
22, 1871. who resides, unmarried, Lisbon. Mrs. 
Josephine Clough Swett m. 2nd Irving Burgen and 
resides in Lisbon. 

6 Caroline Sleeper, b. ; d. Jan. 19, 1890, un- 


7 Laurentius Freeman, b. Dec. 3, 1845, resides Franconia. 

Not married. 

113 II. Archelaus Monroe, b. June 10, 1803; d. during the Summer of 

1879, on Loudon Ridge, of heart failure, while haying. 
He was of medium size, had black eyes and hair that was 
black to the time of his death in his 76th year. He in- 
herited and resided on the homestead farm all his life 
He m. Feb. 16, 1830, Harriet T, Lowell. After the fire of 
1841, wliich destroyed the house, the family went to Lowell, 
Miass., to work in the cotton mills, returning when sufficient 
money had been earned to start rebuilding. It was some 
years before the south end rooms were finished, where Julia 
and her mother Abigail (Fifield) kept house separately. 
With his death the name, Archelaus, disappeared from the 
family. It entered in 1722 and existed until 1879, a period 
of 157 years. Nine children. 

114 III. Lucinda Jefferson, b. Mar. 24, 1805; d. Mar. 7, 1892; m. Lou- 

don, Capt. George Wentworth Moody, Gilmanton, farmer, 
b. May 25, 1801, Tunbridge, Vt., d, Nov. 23, 1878, having 

Col. Archelaus Moore 179 

lived in Gilmanton on the same farm since 6 months old. 
He was of medium height, light complexion and had blue 
eyes. Nine children. 

115 IV. Climeua Madison, b. Apr. 20, 1808, Loudon; d. Nov. 29, 1890, 

Chelsea, Vt. She was slight, had black eyes and a dark 
complexion. She was married Feb. 4, 1829, to Manasseh 
Sleeper "of "Washington, Vt." b. Mar. 23, 1802, d. June 
11, 1890, He was a farmer of Washington, Vt. She was 
the last of the ' ' Presidential Children. ' ' Their father 's 
strong admiration for Thomas Jefferson and his principles 
controlled the party affiliations of most of his male descend- 
ants for several generations. A great deal of fun was 
made of the names of his first four children when they 
attended the Loudon Ridge district school. 

V. Abiah, b. March 10, 1807; d. May 8, 1807. 

VI, Hannah, b. Aug. 24, 1810; d. Sept. 3, 1832. She d., unmar- 
ried, of typhus fever the day after her father died of the 
same dieease. 

VII. Lydia, b. Nov. 19, 1812; d., unmarried, July 8, 1853. 

116 VIII. David Fifield (named for his mother's father and her brother), 

b, Loudon Ridge, Apr. 2, 1815; d. Feb., 1888, Lakeport. 
He m. Gilmanton, Aug. 23, 1840, Susan Frances Clifford, 
b. June 22, 1819, Gilmanton, d. Apr. 5, 1894, Lakeport, 
She was daughter of Joseph Clifford and Clarissa Clifford, 
own cousins, early settlers of GUmanton, he the son of 
Joseph of Gilmanton, she the daughter of David of Bath, 
Me., both grandchildren of Joseph Clifford of Kingston, 
N. H., who was great-grandson of George Clifford, born 
in England of the ancient and noble family of that name, 
who was in Boston in 1644, a member of the Ancient and 
Honorable Artillery Company, a settler of Hampton, N. H., 
shortly after. The seat of the Clifford family in England 
from the 12th century is Skipton Castle, near Leeds, The 
founder of the family was Rollo, a Norwegian pirate, 
born A. D. 843, who became the first Duke of Normandy, 
buried 932, at 89 years of age, in the Cathedral at Eouen, 
where his monument may be seen. He was great-great- 
grandfather of William the Conqueror, whose brother 
Fonts, Ponce or Pontius, went over to England at the timo 
of the Conquest and founded the Clifford family there. 

180 The Descendants of 

In a deed of 1837 David Fifield Moore is described as 
' ' school master. ' ' Later he owned land on Loudon Eidge 
and for a time conducted a store in the fork of the roads 
in front of the Daniel L. Moore place. He studied medi- 
cine with the husband of his wife's sister, Dr. Lorrain T. 
Weeks of Canterbury, later of Laconia. He secured a de- 
gree from a Philadelphia college and in 1855 removed with 
his family to Lake Village (now Lakeport), where for 
more than 30 years he practiced medicine successfully, 
being in many ways a natural physician. He was one of 
the first Homeopathic doctors in the central part of New 
Hampshire and covered a very large territory. He was 
of large, square frame, dark hair and eyes. She was of 
medium height, stout, quick-spoken, of kindly deeds. They 
are buried in the large lot provided by his son and asso- 
ciate in the medical profession, Joseph C, in the Bayside 
Cemetery, north of Lakeport, which he was largely instru- 
mental in establishing. Nine children. 

IX. Julia Dearborn, b. Oct. 4, 1818; d. Jan. 3, 1891; m. 1845. 
Elijah B. French, a farmer of Loudon Eidge, Collector of 
Taxes, 1865 and 1867, and Selectman, 1868 and 1869, b. 
Jan. 18, 1819, d. Jan. 22, 1905. No children, 

X. Jefferson, b. June 1, 1823; d. Mar. 1, 1825. 


Children of Jacob Moore and Ada Shepard : 

119 L Abiah, b. Feb. 23, 1807; d. July 12, 1879; m. Nov. 23, 1836, 

Joseph Moulton (son of Joseph), b. July 15, 1804, Ells- 
worth, d. July 12, 1889. Eesided Ellsworth till 1867, a 
farmer and saw mill operator, removing to PljTnouth, 
then in 1875 to Tilton, where he died. Four children. 

120 IL Eliza Jane, b. Sept. 23,, 1808; d. Nov. 15, 1863; m. Samuel 

Avery, a farmer, b. Feb. 12, 1810, d. Dec. 1, 1893, residing 
Ellsworth. Four children. 

III. Jeremiah C, b. Oct. 30, 1810; d. May 28, 1856, at 46 yrs. 
The Shepard family Bible records under name of Jere- 
miah C. Moore, "Elizabeth Moore d. Sept, 20, 1859, aged 
21. She died in peace and sleeps in Jesus"; also, "Mary 
Syntha Moore and child d. Aug. 11, 1858 at the West." 

Col. Archelaus Moore 181 

They may have been daughters or widow and daughter of 

IV. Joseph, b. Sept. 13, 1812; went South at the time of the war 
with Mexico and was never heard from. It was rumored 
he was poisoned in a liotel in 1851. 

121 V. Ada Shepard, b. June 6, 1816; d. May 6, 1881; m. June 9, 
1839, Daniel Ladd Sanborn of Loudon, b. Oct. 2, 1815, d. 
Dec. 2, 1871, a farmer. She d. Laconia; both buried 
Loudon. Six children. 

VI. John Shepard, b. Mar. 1, 1827; m. Sept. 25, 1856, Euphemia 
Jane Davidson, b. Westmoreland Co., Pa., Apr. 25, 1840. 
He was engaged in gold mining in Ward, Boulder Co., 
Col., and while residing on his claim was found dead, May 
15, 1897. Buried Boulder. She d. Shelbyville, 111., Jan. 
19, 1904; buried there. Two children: 

1 Ella, b. Sept. 19, 1859, Shelbyville. Not married. 

2 Esther Elizabeth, b. Shelbyville, July 21, 1867; m. Sept. 

15, 1897, at Denver, Col., Harry Jacob Gehm, b. 
Shelbyville, Aug. 2, 1866. Reside Cripple Creek. 
Col., where he is manager of the Colorado Trading 
& Transfer Co. No children, 


Children of Dudley Osgood and Martha: 

I. Abiah, b. Jan. 18, 1809; d. May 14, 1860; m, Lewis Gilman 
of GUmanton, a farmer. Four children: 

1 Salome, b. Sept., 1839; d. Dec, 1857, not married; 

buried at Smith meeting house, Gilmanton. 

2 Harlan P., died in Civil War, about Aug. 1, 186 — ; 

buried Cypress Bend, Miss. Not married. 

3 Albert D., m. 1st Nellie White of Concord; m. 2nd July 

18, 1884, Sarah S. Thompson of Charlton, Mass. 
No children. He was clerk in Washburn & Moen 
spring factory; d. July 31, 1908. Albert D.'s child, 
Lewis, took by adoption the name of Gale. He 
was b. Dec. 1866 and m. Nov. 1886, Mabel Campbell 
of Worcester. 

4 Mary Ann, b. Oct., 1844; d. Belknap County farm; m. 

John Dole, who is dead. Two children: 

1 Belle. 

2 Harlan, who was adopted by Alvin Trombly. 

182 The Descendants of 

II. John Perley, b. Jan. 5, 1814; d. Oct. 3, 1856, farmer and 
shoemaker, Gilmanton; m. Judith A. Sargent, Gilmanton, 
who d. 1854. He m. 2nd Mrs. Sarah Morrison of San- 
bornton, who d. 1855. He m. 3rd Mary Tilton of Pitts- 
field. Children : 

1 (Sargent) Dudley P., b. 1840; m, Sarah Sargent of 

Loudon. No children. He is dead. 

2 (Sargent) Martha A., m. Foss A. Burnham of No. 

Berwick, Me. He d. Oct. 5, 1904. Children. Arthur 
A. Besides 70 Buckman St., Everett, Mass., an 
electrician with B. & M. E. E. Co.; Frederick A., b. 
Biddeford, Feb. 8, 1870, supt. box factory, No. 
Berwick, Me., married, no children; Seth D. Is 
baggage master B. & M. E. E. Besides Lynn, Mass., 
and conducts "St. James" lodging house, 209 
Summer St. Married. No children. 

3 Laura A., b. 1854; d. young. 

4 (Morrison) Frank J. (who was in infancy adopted by 

and given the name Hodgdon), b. Gilmanton, Aug. 
5, 1855; m. Sept. 4, 1883, M. J. Houston, Dorchester, 
Oct. 13, 1862. He is a blacksmith, 10 Dakin St., 
Concord. Four children: two (twins) dying in in- 
fancy, 1893. Lillian P., b. Jan, 17, 1886; m. Sept. 
4, 1912, Geo. W. Philbrick, b. July 17, 1883, and 
Florence B., b. May 1, 1870, a school teacher, un- 

5 (Tilton) Elizabeth B., b. 1856; m. Lyman Pettingill. 

Three children, Fannie, Lilla and John. She re- 
sided with her daughter in Tilton. 

IIL Infant, b. Mar. 13, 1816; d. Apr. 8, 1816. 

IV. Mary Ann, b. Apr. 17, 1817; m. Nov. 18, 1839, Darius Dow, 
a cabinet maker of Concord, and d. Mar. 1, 1841. 

V. Jacob Dyer, b. Jan. 21, 1821; d. May 26, 1908, Loudon; m. 
1st 1841, Mary J. Osgood of Loudon, b. Apr. 11, 1818, d. 
Oct. 8, 1867. One child. He m, 2nd June 13, 1875, Mrs. 
Jane D. Grace of Barnstead, b. June 17, 1817, d. Feb. 18, 
1893. No children. 
123 1 Warren Perley, b. Aug. 18, 1847; m. Cassandria A. 

Grace, b. Nov. 22, 1847, d. Oct. 26, 1915, of Barn- 
stead, May 19, 1868. Three children. 

Col. Archelaus Moore 183 


Children of John Moore and Betsey Holman: 
I. Sarah, b. Nov. 13, 1815; d. Aug. 10, 1890; m. Nov. 29, 1838, 
Edwin Sanborn (son of John Sanborn and Hannah Chase 
of Sanbornton). He was of Sanbornton Square and Hill, 
removing to Lowell and in 1856 to Gilmanton. Farmer, 
Deacon of Congregational church. Removed Tilton 1878. 
He d. Nov. 25, 1890. One child, Francena, b. Oct., 1839, 
d. Nov., 1839, at HUl. 

II. Maria, b. 1819 ; m. May 15, 1851, True Osgood of Concord- 
One child, Emma, of Concord. 

III. Abiah, b. 1823; d. 1852; m. William Swett, Gilmanton. He 

enlisted in 12th N. H. Reg. Civil War and died of disease 
in the army. Buried with wife and child Buzzell cemetery, 
Gilmanton. One child, Lura Bell, d. 6 yrs. of age. Wm. 
Swett m. 2nd Maria Page of Belmont. Two children, 
Lura Maiia, b. July, 1854, at Gilmanton, not married, 
resides Belmont, and John, who m. Sept. 27, 1887, Carrie 
Emma Moore (daughter of John B. Moore), b. Gilmanton, 
July 3, 1861. He is a carpenter. 

IV. Eliza J., b. Nov. 4, 1825; d. Sept. 25, 1870; m. Nov. 4, 1846, 

Loudon, Charles J. Chadwick, b. Boscawen, Sept. 11, 1821. 
A farmer till 1870, then operated wheelwright shop and 
cider mill. He d. Cliftondale, Mass., at residence of son 
Cyrus, July 16, 1896. Four children (one, a twin to Elmer 
A., living one day only) : 

1 Cyrus W., b. Jan. 23, 1851; m. Oct. 1, 1878, Helen B. 

Morse, b. Webster, Sept. 29, 1856, daughter of 
Caleb A. and Elizabeth (Abbott) Morse, of Bald- 
win's Mills, Wis. Reside 34 Plain St., Cochituato, 
town of Wayland, Mass. He is on staff of Fidelity 
& Casualty Ins. Co. of N. Y. at Boston. Two chil- 
dren, born South Acton: Alberta M., b. Oct. 19, 
1879, m. Sept. 4, 1906, Guy L. Little, 16 Parker St., 
Saugus, Mass., no children; CUfton Harland, b. Oct, 
26, 1883. Address, 604 First Natl. Bank Bldg., 
Chicago. He is an estimator for Stone & Webster 
Engineering Corporation. Not married. 

2 Emily M., b. Dec. 26, 1855; d. June 27, 1858, 

3 Emma A., b, July 7, 1859, a bookkeeper residing 96 

Broad St., North Attleboro, Mass.; not married. 

4 Elmer A., b. Aug. 11, 1862, tailor, 14 Estes St., Lynn, 

Mass. He m. Nov. 22, 1904, Catherine Campbell of 
Salem, Mass. No children. 

184 The Descendants of 

V. John B., b. Aug. 27, 1829; d. Oct. 13, 1907; m. Apr. 5, 1855, 
Lucy M. Diamond. He remembered the falling stars of 1833. 
He inherited the homestead of his father, grandfather and 
great-grandfather, and related to the compiler many inci- 
dents in the lives of the family with whose history he was 
familiar. He always said the Moore's came from the 
Island of Jersey in the English Channel, but from whom 
he heard tliis he could not recall. He sold the home place 
and moved to Gilmanton. For many years he travelled 
for ' ' the Manchester Union. ' ' He resided at Belmont 
during his later j'ears. He was large and of dark com- 
plexion. His widow resides at Belmont. Four children: 

1 Edwin Gould, b. Aug. 20, 1856, resides, unmarried, 223 

Harrison St., Brookhoa, N. Y. A teacher. 

2 Frank Holman, b. Sept. 21, 1859, at Loudon; m. Apr. 

1889, Barustead, Sadie Hillsgrove, b. July 28, 1872, 
at Wilmont. One child, John Hillsgrove, b. Oct. 
19, 1891, Barnstead, a bookkeeper, residing 49 Green 
St., Concord. 

3 Carrie Emma, b. Apr. 11, 1863; m. John Swett. Re- 

side Belmont. No children. 

4 Mabelle Althea, b. July 30, 1872; m. 1st Roland Carroll 

of Plymouth; m. 2nd June 11, 1908, Alfred G. 
Wentworth of Long Island, who died Aug., 1915. 
She resides Belmont with her mother. No children. 


Children of William Moore and Catherine Ordway: 
124 I. Sarah Barber, b. Jan. 17, 1828, Loudon; d. Concord, Dec. 
24, 1897; m. Dec. 1, 1858, LawTence, Mass., Leonard R. 
James, b. July, 1829, a carpenter. Removed Lowell, then 
Concord. He m. after her death, widow of Dr. Leavitt, 
Dec, 1902, who d. 1904. He resided Week's Mills, Me., 
and d. Sidney, Me. Apr. 5, 1911, She had (Grant) Eugene. 
b. Jan. 22, 1851, Gilmanton, d. at sea, a young man. 
Children (James) four. 

II. Frances ("Fannie") Catherine, b. Oct. 27, 1833; m, Charles 
Leland. Resided Framingham and afterward in Reading, 
Mass. No children, 


Children of Charles Currier and Sally Moore : 

I. Betsey O., 1817; d. Jan. 15, 1890; m. 1st Simeon Copp, b. 
May 22, 1815. Lived Drew Hill, Gilmanton, where he 

Col, Archelaus Moore 185 

hanged himself Aug. 15, 1856, at 41 years of age. She 
removed to Northfield, erected a house on Park St., and 
her three children became students at Tilton Seminary. 

1 Timothy B., b. 1847; d. Northfield, Mar. 31, 1877, at 30. 

2 Carry May, b. 1848 ; d. Northfield, July 16, 1870, at 22. 

3 Abbie, b. 1857, d. Northfield, Jan. 14, 1878, at 21. 
Betsey O. Copp m. 2nd Oct. 30, 1878, George C. Lancaster, 
b. Northwood Oct. 11, 1818. He d. at Northfield, Apr. 
17, 1899. By his 1st wife, Eunice W. Corser of Webster, 
he had 5 children, of whom Emma F. and Georgia E. are 

IT. Abbie, m. Pitt Greeley. No children. 

III. John, d. 1883; buried Gilmanton Corner; m. Nancy Young 
of Belmont, who d. about 1901, Melrose, Mass. Resided 
Gilmanton Corner. Nine children: 

1 Joseph, b. Apr., 1844, not married. Resides, Mrs. John 

B. Moore's, Belmont. 

2 Ellen, b. Gilmanton, June, 29, 1847; m. Frank D. Ben- 

nett, b, Apr. 11, 1847, Franklin, a clerk in clothing 
store, Manchester. Two children: Frank L., b. Nov, 
12, 1874, d. Aug. 18, 1878, and Willie C, b. Feb. 
22, 1875; d. Apr. 4, 1877, 

3 Arthur, b. Gilmanton; m, Emma Batchelder of Ver- 

mont. She is dead. He is a carpenter, Melroso, 
Mass. Two children: Ethel, d, 1908, (m, Sidney 
Jacobs), and Verne, 

4 Annie, b. ; m. 1st Frank Morrill of Lakeport; 

m. 2nd Cummings of Lowell; m, 3rd John 

Nichols of Lowell, No children. Her children: 

Nellie, b. Gilmanton, 1871, m. Blessington; 

Maud, b. , resides at home, not married, 

5 Edgar, b, ; m. Eva Winchester. Reside in Maine. 

No children. 

6 Emma (twin to Edgar), d. at 17 yrs. 

7 Fred, b. Gilmanton, July 4, I860, not married. Resides 


8 Sarah, b, ; m. Clarence Richards, Manchestei, 

employed sash and blind factory. Three children: 
Ned, Earl, Hazel. 

9 Henry Clipner, m. . Buried Gilmanton. Two 

children. She m. 2nd Currier. 

186 The Descendants of 


Children of Hiram S. Mathews and Lucinda: 

I. Lillian, b. — ; m. Thomas P. Nesbitt. Eeside 4002 Lake 

Ave., Chicago, 111. Three children: Mabel, Jane and 

IL Flora Moore, b. Apr. 27, 1858, Alton; d. Jan. 8, 1915, Alton; 
m. Feb. 1, 1881, Percy Lyon Betts, b. Mar. 6, 1854, Alton. 
He is a travelling salesman. Three children: 

1 Edith Mathevrs, b. Jan. 31, 1884, bookkeeper wholesale 


2 Marjorie, b, Sept. 25, 1890, children's librarian. Public 


3 Elden Sprague, b. Oct. 18, 1893, purchasing agent 111. 

Terminal R. E. 

III. Clarence, b. 1866; m. 1900, St. Louis, Mo., Josephine Lynch. 
They reside 4th St., Alton, lU. He is a travelling sales- 
man. Four children: 

1 Harry, b. 1892. 

2 Steven, b. 1892, resides Kansas City, Mo., unmarried. 

3 George, b. 1899. 

4 Clarence, b. 1901. 

IV. John Elden, b. Oct. 25, 1870, Alton; d. Aug. 18, 1905, Alton, 
111,; m. Jan. 4, 1895, St. Louis, Nellie R. Park, b. Nash- 
ville, 111,, May 20, 1874. He was auditor Peoples Gas Co.. 
Chicago, and manager Carondelet Gas Co., St. Louis. She 
m. 2nd Dec, 1907, Robert Smith, of Long Lake, Edmonton, 
Alberta. A real estate dealer with offices Norwood Block, 
Jasper Ave., Edmonton. Two children: 

1 Hanson, b. Nov. 28, 1899. Student, Westward Ho Boys' 

School, Edmonton, Alberta, 

2 Helene, b, Oct. 19, 1896. Student Alberta Ladies' Col- 

lege, Red Deer, Alberta, Can, 


Children of Charles Warren Chase and Susan Cole: 
I, Nora Laura, b. May 6, 1863; d. Aug. 1, 1865. 

II. Kate May, b. Nov. 9, 1865, Clinton, la.; m. Aug. 28, 1883, 
Charles Louis Jefferson, b. Dec. 3, 1865, Watkins, N. Y. 

Col. Archelaus Moore 187 

Besides 1043 So, Hill St., Los Angeles, Cal., a decorator, 
a descendant of a brother of Thomas Jefferson. She 
resides Stave Falls, B. C. Children: 

1 Sue Mary, b. Dec. 4, 1885; m. Omaha, Neb., June 8, 

1910, Elmer George Fisher of Underwood, la. They 
reside White Lake, So. Dakota, where he is a farmer. 
One child, Catherine Elizabeth, b. Mar. 9, 1915. 

2 Dorothy Helen, b. Feb. 10, 1895, Clinton, la.; m. July 

5, 1913, Los Angeles, George Adam Sauer, b. May 
29, 1887, Hedrick, la. A master mechanic residing 
Stave Falls, British Columbia. One child, Dorothy, 
b. Jan. 17, 1916. 

III. Charles Perry, b. May 15, 1868; m. Dec. 21, 1898, Byrd, Anna 
Vosburgh, b. Dec, 1868. Besides 902 Bluff Boulevard, 
Clinton, Iowa. A consulting civil engineer, member Amer. 
Soc. Civil Engineers. Eight children: 

1 Helen Davidson, b. Dec. 27, 1899. 

2 Marion Vosburgh, b. Aug. 3, 1901. 

3 John Warren, b. Mar. 8, 1903. 

4 Eleanor Atwood, b. Oct. 31, 1904. 

5 Florence Myra, b. Feb. 12, 1907. 

6 Katherine Vrooman, b. June 19, 1908. 

7 Susan Cole, b. Dec. 10, 1909. 

8 Gertrude Leone, b. Mar. 1, 1913. 

rV. Susan Cole, b. Mar. 2, 1870. Besides (Box 466) La JoUa, Cal. 

V. Vernie Lucile, b. Apr. 1, 1879; m. Oct. 11, 1905, Howard 
Milton Brown. Beside 177 Grace St., Toronto, Ont. He 
is manager Belindo Shoe Co. of Toronto, manufacturers. 
Three children: Warren Chase, b. Feb. 10, 1907, Alliston, 
Ont.; Dorothy Howard, b. Jan. 19, 1908, d. May 10, 1908; 
Howard M., b. May 15, 1911, d. May 22, 1911, Toronto. 


Children of Wm. R. Robie and Harriet Chase: 

I. Samuel Hastings, b. Aug. 9, 1862, New Hampton; m. Sept. 
1881, Lizzie O. Mills, Barre, Vt. He is Editor of the 
Chelsea (Mass.) Evening Becord, residing in that city. 
No children. 

188 The Descendants of 

II. Charles Warren, b. July 28, 1866, New Hampton; m. Sept, 4, 
1890, Lizzie M. Woodward of Somerville, b. Lowell, Mass, 
Reside 25 Sewell St., West Newton, Mass. He is Asst. 
General Manager American Express Company at BostoJi. 
One son: 
1 Harold W., b. July 17, 1892. 


Children of Simeon A. Gould and Julia Ann Swett: 
I and II Died in infancy. 

III. Stanley Everard, b. ; m. 1st Feb. 17, 1876, Ellen Thayer, 

b. June 7, 1855, d. May 27, 1894; m. 2nd Melvina Moquin, 
b. Aug. 9, 1867. They reside 299 Chestnut St., Manches- 
ter. No children. 

IV. Simeon Armenious, b. . Eesides, unmarried, on farm, 

Lock Hill, about 20 miles from Boerne, Texas. 


Children of Newell S. SAvett and Lucy Abbott: 

I. Eddy Benj., b. Nov. 3, 1867, Nashua. Graduated Harvard 
Medical School, 1889, practiced till 1891, Marlboro, Mass. 
Resides Grasmere, town of Goffstown, a physician. He 
m, June 2, 1892, Marlboro, Ettie Elizabeth Ballard, b. 
Aug. 8, 1869, Yonkers, N. Y. Seven children, b. Goffs- 
town (Grasmere) : 

1 Lauretta L., b. Jan. 1, 1895. 

2 Donald B., b. Feb. 2, 1897. 

3 Dorothy B., b. Nov. 4, 1899. 

4 Margaret A., b. Dec. 10, 1902. 

5 Mary E., b. Feb. 19, 1906. 

6 Douglas S., b. Jan. 4, 1910. 

7 Barbara L., b. July 17, 1912. 

II. Willie H. A., b. Dec. 24, 1870, Lexington; d. Aug. 15, 1875. 

III. Lucy A., b. Sept. 3, 1873; d. Dec. 26, 1876, Medford. 

Col. Archelaus Moore 189 

IV. Athur Xewell, b. Oct, 2, 1878; m. Agnes Cecilia Arnold, Leba- 
non, Pa., b. Jan, 12, 1878. Reside 10 View St., Leominster, 
Mass. Four children: 

1 Elizabeth Lucy, d. young. 

2 Dorothy Cecilia, b. July S, 1901. 

3 Alice Constance, b. Jan. 12, 1906; d. May, 1906. 

4 Christine Elizabeth, b. Dec. 26, 1907. 


Children of Geo. T. Waterman and Celeste Swett : 

I. George Swett, b. Sept. 22, 1862, Boston; d. Boerne, Feb. 2, 
1916; m. Dec, 1898, Ada Adella Anderson, b. Quero, Texas. 
He is a farmer of Boerne, Texas. Three children, born 
at Boerne: 

1 Sarah Louise, b. Dec. 14, 1899; d. Oct. 22, 1905, 

2 Charles Monroe, b. Sept. 19, 1902, 

3 George Clifton, b. May 24, 1909. 

II. John Orrin, b, Jan. 5, 1866, Boston; m. San Antonio, Costella 
Matthews, Sept. 1, 1901. Eeside at Boerne, where he is a 
merchant. Three children: 

1 Harry Thatcher, b. June 21, 1902. 

2 Alice Celeste, b. Mar. 1, 1907. 

3 Nellie Estelle, b. May 10, 1909. 

III. Bertha Celeste, b. Aug. 11, 1867, Boston; m. Boerne on Christ- 
mas day, 1890, Charles Perrin, b. Iowa. Reside Boerne. 
Three children: 

1 Allen Thatcher, b. Jan. 12, 1892; d. Apr. 17, 1893. 

2 Arthur Charles, b. Aug. 20, 1894. 

3 Stanley Ezra, b. Feb. 4, 1896. 


Childi'en of Archelaus jMonroe Moore and Harriett Lowell: 

I. Abigail, b. Jan. 6, 1831; d. Aug. 17, 1914, at 83; m. Nov. 
8, 1852, Samuel Lowell French, b. Nov. 2, 1828. In earlj- 
years he resided on Loudon Ridge. For many years he 
was a school master. His hand at the age of 87 years is 
a model of "copper plate." Resides with son, East 
Concord. Six children: 

1 James F., b. Nov, 11, 1855; d, Aug. 30, 1877, not mar- 
ried. A farmer of Loudon Ridge. 

190 The Descendants of 

2 Milton, b. July 14, 1857; m. Jennie A. Johnstone Nov. 

27, 1883. She d. Dee. 6, 1883. He m. 2nd Mary L. 
Woodward, Dec. 11, 1887. She was b. May, 1861, 
and d. Aug. 21, 1888. He m. 3rd May 2, 1889. 
Carrie B. Hickey, b. May 2, 1861. He resides 
300 Washington St., Maiden, Mass., a grocery and 
provision naerehant. No children, 

3 Park, b. May 1, 1860; m. Elizabeth Campbell, Aug. 

8, 1882. A rural mail carrier residing East Concord. 
One child, Stella May, b. May 6, 1886. A school 
teacher, Eoute 5, Concord. 

4 Orvette, b. Mar. 19, 1862; d. Sept. 11, 1864. 

5 Anna, b. Dee. 2, 1864; d. Aug, 21, 1866. 

6. Scott, b. Dee. 20, 1869, E. Concord; m. Aug. 21, 1901, 
Emma A. Murray, East Concord, b. Jan. 4, 1880, at 
Summer side, Prince Edward Island. He is a farmer. 
Has been a teacher of music and dealer in meats. 
Besides East Pennacook, address Eoute 5, Concord, 
N. H. Three children: Lura Abigail, b. Apr. 15, 
1903; Miriam Eliza, b. Oct. 4, 1904; Nellie Jane, 
b. Sept. 5, 1906, all at East Concord. 

II. Lydia Amanda, b. May 10, 1835; m. Sept. 3, 1853, Hugh 
Tallaut Warren, b. Canterbury, Nov. 16, 1829; d. a farmer, 
Pembroke, N. H., June 18, 1907. Her address is Con- 
cord, R. F. D, No. 14. Five children: 
117 1 Hugh M., b. June 19, 1855, Loudon; m. Apr,, 1876, 

Concord, Hattie Stone, b. Jan, 11, 1857, Concord, 
He is in lumber and real estate business, residing 
190 Portland St., Portland, Me, Three children: 

2 Joseph Warren, b, July 12, 1857, Pembroke; m, Aug, 

9, 1879, Sarah Addie Elliott, b. June 28, 1857, at 
Pembroke, N. H. He is an extensive farmer and 
a brick manufacturer and resides in Gonic, city of 
Eocliester, He was mayor 1910 and in 1911 was 
re-elected, and is now (1916) postmaster of Roches- 
ter. One child, Sarah Amanda, b. May 13, 1880, 
Pembroke, m. Sept. 21, 1898, at Gonic, Albert Dodge 
Jones, b, June 28, 1875, Eochester, Attorney-at- 
law, Eochester, N, H. One child, Warren Dodge, 
b, Oct, 16, 1899. 

3 Edgar B., b, July 25, 1859; d, Feb, 14, 1884; not 


4 Hattie A,, b, Sept. 25, 1864; d. May, 1892; m. Sept. 

25, 1890, Tilton, John T. Dodge of Pembroke, 
lumberman, who resides Laconia. No children. 

Col. Archelaus Moore 191 

118 5 Edith, b, Aug. 17, 1869, Pembroke; m. June 2, 1887, 

Bert J. Fellows, b. Deerfield, Dee. 13, 1862. Reside 
278 Myrtle St., Manchester. Four children, born 
Suncook. Bert J. Fellows and son James are in 
the lumber business. 
6 Foster G., b. Feb. 9, 1875; m. 1898, Frances E. Pick- 
ard, b. 1874, Canterbury, daughter of Frank Pick- 
ard. He is a lumberman, Casco, Me., residing Port- 
land, Me. One child: Edward P., b. Aug. 24, 1899, 

III. Archelaus Monroe, b. July 20, 1837; d. June 1, 1852. 

IV. Harriet Jane, b. Sept. 4, 1839; d. Jan. 1, 1892; m. Jan. 24, 
1864, James M. Eichardson, who resides Pembroke, a sum- 
mer boarding-house keeper. No children. He now resides 
Havre De Grace, Md. 

v. Daniel L., b. June 30, 1842; m. 1st June 17, 1863, Mary L. 
Weeks, b. Sanbornton, d. May 3, 1880, at 41, buried with 
her young children in Loudon Ridge Cemetery. Seven 
children : 

1 Infant son, b. and d. Mar. 3, 1864. 

2 Anna A., b. Aug. 4, 1865; d. Sept. 15, 1866. 

3 Alfred D., b. July 7, 1867; m. Jan. 6, 1895, Minnie 

E. Clough, b. Nov. 1, 1867, Loudon, daughter Nathan 
C. Clough and Mary E. Diamond. He is a farmer 
residing on Loudon Ridge. One child, Clinton 
Clough, b. Sept. 20, 1900. 

4 Lura A., b. Oct. 21, 1868; d. Mar. 9, 1869. 

5 Nellie M., b. Oct. 22, 1870; d. Feb. 13, 1871. 

6 Infant son, b. and d. Nov. 22, 1872. 

7 LilUan J., b. July 13, 1874; d. Feb. 22, 1879. 

Daniel L. Moore has improved the cemetery by erect- 
ing a handsome monument. He cultivates the ancestral 
acres which remain as one farm as deeded by his great- 
great-grandfather in 1794. He is a moving spirit in the 
Alton Bay Campmeeting Association (Adventist). He m. 
2nd Apr. 2, 1882, Mary Anna Sleeper, daughter of Levi 
and Eliza (Wells) Sleeper of Loudon Ridge. Three 
children : 

1 Karl Cleveland, b. May 27, 1884; m. Aug. 12, 1906, 
Inez Abbie Osborn of Lower GUmanton, daughter 
Chas. A. and Grace (True) Osborn. Two children: 
Lauris Daniel, b. Feb. 14, 1907, and Lloyd Osborne, 
b. Oct. 31, 1911. Karl C. resides on the home place 

192 The Descendants of 

2 Dwight Ellwood, b. Aug. 28, 1886; m. Jan. 26, 1907. 

Euth May Smith, daughter of Joseph and Mary 
(Tucker) Smith of Belmont. He resides 24 West 
St., Concord. 

3 Hazel Bell, b. Jan. 2, 1897, a school teacher, residing 

at home. 

VI. Mary Adelaide, b. Lowell, Jan. 25, 1845; m. May 31, 1866, 
Alfred Eandall Dearborn, b. Oct. 10, 1843, Deerfield, d. 
of consumption Dec. 18, 1879. He was a physician, prac- 
ticing in East Weare and later at Concord, where he died. 
Five children : 

1 Harriet Mabelle, b. Aug. 24, 1867; d. Feb. 28, 1869. 

2 Gertrude May, b. Mar. 5, 1870; m. Feb. 7, 1894, Wil- 

lard Russell Heath travelling salesman for J. Spauld- 
ing Sons Co. of Rochester. They reside at 102 
School St., Concord, with her mother. One child, 
Frances, b. Mar. 13, 1900. 

3 Myrtle Belle, b. June 17, 1871; m. June 19, 1900, 

George Clinton Warner, purchasing agent Sullivan 
Machine Co. Reside Claremont. One child, Evelyn 
Dearborn, b. May 8, 1901. 

4 Grace Lillian, b. Oct. 28, 1873; d. unmarried. Sept, 30, 

1903, at Concord of consumption. She was em- 
ployed in photographic work. 

5 Maud Lena, b. Oct. 13, 1877, Married. 

VII, Lucien B., b. July 17, 1848; d. Feb. 16, 1856. 

VIIL Archelaus M., b. Sept. 16, 1852 ; d. consumption at 19 in 1871. 

IX. Juliette B., b. Mar, 11, 1856; d. consumption, at about 25 
years at the home of Mrs, Dearborn in Concord. 


Children of George W, Moody and Lucinda Moore : 

I, Betsey Weeks, b, July 24, 1826; d. unmarried Mar. 27, 1885. 
She conducted a boarding-house in Lowell for many years; 
returned to Gilmanton and built a large summer boarding- 
house near Gilmanton Corner. 

II. Jefferson Moore, b. Sept. 1, 1828, Gilmanton; m. Sept. 11, 
1855, Alton Corner, Adelia M., daughter of John W. and 

Col. Archelaus Moore 193 

Sarah (Tuttle) Nute, b. New Durham. Eemoved early to 
Boone, Iowa, became an attorney-at-law and died at home, 
Osage, Iowa, Nov. 9, 1908, where his widow resides at au 
advanced age. One child, George Emmett, b. Boone, Aug. 
20, 1870. He m. Olive G. Kennett, 1899. He is manager 
of the Orchestra Dept. of the T. B. Harms Co., 62 W. 45th 
St., New York City, residing 211 West 108th St. No 

m. Lucinda Amanda, b. Nov. 5, 1830; d. Mar, 14, 1834. 

IV. Hannah Moore, b. Dec. 20, 1832; m, Oct. 8, 1857, Joseph 
Henry Sanborn, a physician, graduate Philadelphia and 
Dartmouth Medical Colleges, b. May 21, 1834. Eesided 
Anna, Union Co., 111. One child, Winifred, b. Reading, 
Mass., Mar. 31, 1861, who m. Jan. 1, 1885, Henry H. Evans, 
salesman, Carlton Dry Goods Co., St. Louis, residing 5237 
Washington Boulevard. One son, Murry Carlton, b. Anna, 
Aug. 7, 1893. Mrs. Sanborn in her 85th year resides on a 
5-acre fruit farm at Anna carried on by herself. For 40 
years she was a teacher of elocution, drawing and painting. 

V. George F., b. Oct. 11, 1835; d. Nov. 2, 1836. 

VI. Lucinda Amanda, b. May 14, 1839; m. 1st Lewis John Gale 
of Gilmanton, Feb. 25, 1839. He was a clerk for the 
Farmers' Mutual Ins. Co. and enlisted early in the Union 
army. It is supposed that he fell in battle, dying Aug. 
16, 1862. His body was brought home. Another report 
gave his death of sunstroke at Roanoke Island. One chUd, 
Julia Frances, b. July 16, 1859, who d. Nov. 11, 1893, 
Chicago, buried Graceland Cemetery. Julia F. m. Josiah 
Alfred Blakie, Philadelphia, Pa., Aug. 8, 1882, now a mer- 
chant in Chicago. One child, Estella Gilman, b. Nov. 3, 
1893, lived but 2 days. Mrs. Gale m. 2nd Henry Artemas 
Gilman, M.D., Nov. 29, 1866, Gilmanton. He d. Oct. 9, 
1898, Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, superintendent of the Iowa Hos- 
pital for the Insane, of which he had been the head since 
1882. He was born at Gilmanton, Jan. 15, 1845, descended 
from the Newmarket branch of the Gilmans, the first 
generation known in America being Moses Gilman, bap. 
1630 at Hingham, Eng., the great-grandson of Edward, 
who in 1550 married Rose Rysse. Dr. Gilman was a grad- 
uate of Dartmouth College, prominent in Y. M. C. A. and 
church work, and was a writer on Insanity. He was Supt. 
Hlinois Central Hospital at Jacksonville from 1866 to 1882. 


194 The Descendants of 

Mrs. Gilman resides with her sister-in-law, Mrs. Moody, at 
Osage, Iowa. Four children: 

1 Amy EsteUa, b. Aug. 16, 1868; d. Dec, 1871. 

2 Fred Albert, b. Feb. 23, 1872; d. July 4, 1876. 

3. Nahum Wight, b. July 1, 1867, Jacksonville, 111.; m, 
July 1, 1907, Bessie Snow, Jackson, Mich. He is a 
singer, residing 720 Congress St., Chicago. One 
child, Henry, b, Apr. 30, 1908. 

4 Julian Sturtevant, b. Mar. 8, 1882; resides Aurora, HI., 
not married. An accountant with Western Wheeled 
Scraper Co. of Aurora. 

VII. Frances Harriett, b. Aug. 7, 1841; d. Feb. 21, 1881; m. Aug. 
27, 1865, George W. Hodgdon, b, Barnstead, Nov. 26, 1832, 
and d. Lakeport, July 22, 1905. Both buried Gilmanton. 
Four children: 

1 Lena, b. May, 1866; d. in 3 days. 

2 Edwin Pickering, M.D., b. May 6, 1867; m. Dec. 9, 

1891, Clara Ella Hancock, b. Canterbury, Jan. 30, 
1863. They reside at Lakeport, wliere he is a phy- 
sician. One (adopted) child. 

3 Arabelle Zulima, b. Nov. 2, 1869, Alton; m. Aug. 28, 

1902, Newman Durell of Pittsfield, b. July 21, 1857, 
Newmarket. No children. He is a merchant, Pitts- 
field, with the H. A. Tuttle Co. 

4 Gertrude Amanda, b. Sept. 29, 1874; m. Jan. 1894, 

Walter A. Dick of 425 Eastern Partway, Brooklyn, 
N. T. No children, 

VIII. George Franklin, b. Oct. 20, 1844; d. Aug. 17, 1861. 

IX. Arabelle Zulima, b. Oct. 17, 1850; m. May 23, 1877, Eufus 
A. Knowles, b. Sept. 6, 1854, d. Apr. 3, 1916, a farmer, 
Gilmanton. A prominent citizen of the town. Three 
children : 

1 George Franklin, b. July 19, 1878. Besides on homo 

farm, not married. 

2 Charles Walker, b. Dec. 22, 1883, a graduate of Dur- 

ham State Agricultural College; m. Sept. 5, 1911, 
Beatrix Greive of Laconia, where they reside, 23 
Chester St. Four children: Belle and Jean (twins), 
b. June 6, 1912; Charles Wallace, b. Sept. 15, 1913, 
d. July 17, 1914; Eobert Keith, b. June 25, 1915. 

3 Betsey Moody, b. Oct. 4, 1885; m. Apr, 19, 1908, David 

Sawyer, farmer and mail carrier, formerly grocer 
and druggist in Gilmanton. One child died in 
infancy. One son, John David, b. Mar. 30, 1911. 

Col. Archelaus Moore 195 


Children of Manasseh Sleeper and Climena Moore: 

I. Caroline, b. Feb. 9, 1831; unmarried, resided, in feeble health, 
with George M. until her death in 1913. She read her 
Bible through every year. 

II. Lydia A., b, Feb. 13, 1833; d. Mar. 4, 1908; m. Sept. 12, 1865, 
Harrison R. Tuller, who d. Oct. 6, 1893. A farmer, Ver- 
shire, Vt. Three children: 

1 Warren B,, b. Jan. 8, 1867; m. Oct, 7, 1891, Concord, 

Mary L, Conant. A farmer, Vershire. Children: 
Bertha May, b. Aug. 1892, d. Feb. 10, 1893; Harri- 
son, b. Sept., 1895; Leon, b. Oct., 1898. 

2 Nettie T., b. May 6, 1872; m. Elias W, Lathrop, Chelsea, 

Mar. 22, 1893. A farmer of Vershire. Five chil- 
dren: Lovewell W., b. Dec. 5, 1894; Chauncey E., 
b. Sept. 23, 1896; Roydon H., b. Nov. 28, 1898; 
Roland L., b. Aug. 10, 1903; Eleanor Lydia, b. 
July 26, 1905. 
3 Edwin Forrest of Vershire, b. Oct. 19, 1874; m. Nellie H. 
Spear, Oct. 31, 1900. One child, Hugh A,, b. Oct. 
31, 1901. 

III. Warren B., b. Dec. 12, 1838; d. Dee. 12, 1860, of consumption, 
not married. 

IV. Juliet F., b. Mar. 30, 1837; d. Dec. 12, 1847. 

V. George M., b. May 30, 1841 ; m. May 8, 1866, Polyette Wilson, 
b. Oct. 4, 1842. Resides Corinth, Vt., farmer. Seven 
children : 

1 Sarah Katie, b. June 16, 1867, Corinth; m. Sept. 12 

1888, Middletown, Ct., George Patrick of Maine 
Reside Corinth, Vt. Five children: Maud E., b 
Apr. 2, 1891, d. Jan. 22, 1908; Mabelle, b. Middle 
town, July 12, 1893; Earl G., b. Corinth, Dec. 16, 
1890; Ethel Mildred, b. Corinth, June 1, 1906; Wil 
Ham Chester, b. June 9, 1909. 

2 John Wilson, b. Oct. 31, 1869, W. Newbury, Vt.; m. 

Dec. 2, 1893, Jennie E. Peach of Newbury, at Con- 
cord, where he is a merchant. Two children: Clar- 
ence W., b. Concord, Dec. 13, 1899; Lora Ella, b. 
Concord, Nov. 23, 1900. 

196 The Descendants of 

3 Winnie, b. "Washington, Vt., Mar. 3, 1873; m. Corinth, 

Van A. Dearborn, Jan. 6, 1897, clerk in grocery, 
residing 171 Pleasant St., Concord. Five children: 
George Everett, b. Oct. 11, 1897, Concord; Ruth 
Esther, b. Nov. 2, 1900, Concord; Eva Marion, b. 
Feb. 22, 1903, Vermont; Ima Gertrude, b, Nov. 14, 
1905, Vermont; Clara Elsie, b. June 23, 1908, 

4 Estella Climena b. Washington, Vt., Jan. 8, 1877; m. 

June 16, 1897, Concord, George Albert Peterson, 
Maiden, Mass., a farmer, formerly machinist, resid- 
ing Bradford, Vt. Three children: Allen Leander, 
b. June 25, 1902, Somerville; Herbert, b. 1906, 
Bradford; Lena, b, Feb. 10, 1908. 

5 Janette Georgia, b. Washington, Vt., May 11, 1879; 

m. Aug. 6, 1902, Concord, Beza L. Eastman, 
farmer of Corinth, now residing in Concord. Two 
children: Harold L., b. Concord, May 22, 1905; 
Harry Nelson, b. Concord, June 22, 1908. 

6 Grace E., b. Washington, Vt., Oct. 18, 1884; m. Oct. 

17, 1905, Percy Kendall Taylor of Concord, a car- 
penter, residing 122 Rumford St. Three children: 
Isadore E., b. Concord, Aug. 3, 1906 ; Percy Grafton, 
b. June 4, 1908; Hazel Gracie, b. Oct. 6, 1909. 
7. Delia E., b. Washington, Vt., June 8, 1887; m. 1904, 
Clarence Morse of Corinth, residing 14 Church St., 
Concord. Clerk in grocery. 

VI. Zebina Curtis, b. Feb. 17, 1844; m. Norwich, Vt., Mar. 4, 1882, 
Mary Spear, b. Feb. 17, 1844, who d. Aug. 2, 1889, Ver- 
shire, where he resides, a farmer. Three children: 

1 John S., b. Sept. 2, 1883; m. Nellie M. Webster, b. 

Sept 24, 1887, Chelsea, Dec. 11, 1906. Five children: 
Harold Curtis, b. Nov. 8, 1907; Clarence Webster, 
b. Mar. 10, 1909; Mary, b. Sept. 23, 1910; Hazel, 
b. Dec. 20, 1912; Gerald S., b. Sept. 1, 1915. 

2 Climena E., b. June 23, 1885; m. May 24, 1916, Rev. 

Wm. F. Bissell, Manchester, N. H., residing West 
Townshend, Vt. 

3 Joseph M., b. Apr. 22, 1887; m, Alice G. Spear, June 

1, 1910, Vershire. He is a farmer of Vershire, 
One child. Earl J. 

VII, John S., b. Aug. 23, 1847; m. Apr. 10, 1882, Vida Rice. He 
is a carpenter residing Beech St., Manchester. One child, 
Una J., b. Apr. 14, 1883, a stenographer, residing at home. 

Col. Archelaus Moore 197 

VIII. Koyal D., b. Feb. 17, 1856; m. Feb., 1882, at Sunapee, Lucinda 
Brown, b. Newport, 185S, and resides Concord. A night 
watchman, Brattleboro, Vt.; d. 1917. Two children: 

1 Juliette, b. 1883, Sunapee; d. 1886, Middletown, Ct. 

2 Warren Richardson, b. May 3, 1887. Resides, not mar- 

ried, at Albany, N. Y. A Traveling salesman. 


Children of Dr. David F. Moore and Frances: 

[. George Franklin, b, Loudon Ridge, Dec. 16, 1841. At 18 
went to Lowell, Mass., and learned the trade of wool sort- 
ing, removing to Boston in 1866, and until the late 80 'a 
engaging in the wool brokerage business there with a 
branch in New York City a portion of the time. He was 
regarded in the wool trade as an expert. He retired to Lake- 
port, where he died of apoplexy Feb. 17, 1905; buried 
Bayside Cemetery. He m. 1st Lowell, Oct. 16, 1866, Har- 
riet Louisa Parker, b. Aug. 3, 1845, d. Jan. 26, 1876, 
Dorchester, Mass., 5 West Cottage St.; buried Cedar Grovo 
Cemetery, Dorchester. She was daughter of William H. 
Parker, b. Feb. 11, 1817, Brookline, N. H., d. Oct. 7, 1898, 
Lowell, and Lucy Barker Lang, b. Jan, 6, 1822, Tilton, 
N. H., d. Lowell Nov. 5, 1892. Wm. H. Parker was 
throughout his life a manufacturer of bobbins. In 1869 
he served a term as Senator in the Legislature of Massa- 
chusetts, and at the time of his death was President of the 
First National Bank of Lowell, founder of the Parker 
Mills of New Bedford and a director of other manufac- 
turing and financial institutions. He was of the seventh 
generation from Deacon Thomas Parker of Lynn and 
Reading, Mass., Freeman 1637, who d. 1683, emigrant from 

Geo. F. Moore m. 2nd Waltham, Mass., Apr. 30, 1878, 
Frances Hawes Proctor of Dorchester, b. Mar. 4, 1853, 
daughter of Franklin Proctor and Julia Ann Hawes, both 
buried in Moore lot, Cedar Grove. She resides Dorchester. 
Three children: 

1 Howard Parker (Parker) compiler of this book, b. 
Lowell, Apr. 21, 1868; m. Feb. 21, 1893, Pope's 
HiU, Mass., by Rev. Jesse Coker, Annie Marie Hoyt, 
b. July 16, 1866, Barnard Hill, East Weare, N. H., 
daughter of Corporal Samuel Baker Hoyt, 9th N. H. 
Vols., of East Weare, 8th from John Hoyt, emigrant 
settler of Salisbury, Mass., 1640, and Sarah M. Day, 

198 The Descendants of 

b, Nov. 9, 1845, Boston, d. July 13, 1914, Gloucester j 
both buried East Weare. 

Howard P. Moore graduated, 1884, Dorchester 
Everett grammar school, took up his life work, Fire 
Insurance, as the first clerk of the Peoples Fire 
Insurance Company of Manchester, N. H., of which 
his uncle, Hon. Joseph C. Moore, was President. 
After various office positions he was made Special 
Agent of the company in New York and Pennsyl- 
vania. In 1893 the company failed and on Nov. 15, 
1893, he secured a similar position with The Home 
Insurance Company of New York, being given the 
title of State Agent, a few years later. In 1912, 
after nearly 20 years of field work, with headquar- 
ters at Albany, N. Y., travelling the eastern part 
of the state, he was made Assistant Secretary of 
the Company and removed to New York City, taking 
up his residence at 11 Nutgrove St., White Plains, 
N. Y. He was an adjuster for the company after 
the Baltimore conflagration of 1904 and the San 
Francisco conflagration of 1906. He has been Presi- 
dent of the Underwriters' Association of New York 
State and President of the New York State Asso- 
ciation of Supervising and Adjusting Agents. In 
1915 on the affiliation of the Franklin Fire Insur- 
ance Company of Philadelphia with the Home In- 
surance Company, he was made Assistant Secretary 
of that Company also. He is a member of the 
Society of Colonial Wars, and a Vestryman of St. 
Bartholomew's Church, White Plains. One child, 
Dorothy, b. Dec. 22, 1896, Albany. Graduated Eye 
(N. Y.) Seminary 1916. 

2 Arthur Clifleord (Parker), b. Sept. 15, 1870, Lowell; 

m. Sept. 11, 1901, Boston, Elizabeth Goodrich Hast- 
ings of Boston, b. Sept. 21, 1870. He is President 
of the Sherman-Moore Company, dealers in sand and 
gravel, and resides 25 Marion Eoad, Watertown, 
Mass. Two children: Loring Parker, b. and d. Oct. 
13, 1908, and Arthur Clifford, Jr., b. Feb. 10, 1910, 

3 Franklin Proctor (Proctor), b. Jan. 1, 1880, Dorchester; 

d. Mar. 29, 1915, Boston, in the newspaper and 
periodical advertising business, unmarried. 

II. Hannah Frances, b. June 27, 1843, Loudon; d. Dec. 18, 1868, 
Lake Village. 

Col. Archelaus Moore 199 

III. Joseph Clifford, b. Aug, 22, 1844, Loudon; d. Mar. 19, 1909, 
Lakeport. He was graduated New York Medical College, 
1865, and took up the practice of medicine with his father, 
Dr. David F, Moore. He m. Oct. 21, 1868, Mary Emily 
Hopkins of Providence, R, I. No children. He served one 
term in the New Hampshire Senate. With associates he 
secured control of The Manchester Union of Manchester 
and ably conducted that newspaper, organizing the Peo- 
ples Fire Insurance Company of that city and the National 
Bank of the Commonwealth of Manchester, the HaUfaz 
Mills of Lakeport, and was interested in other institutions. 
After reverses he returned to the homestead at Lakeport 
and resumed the practice of medicine, continuing until his 

IV. Mary Ellen, b. Jan. 22, 1846, Loudon; m. Oct. 25, 1870, Lake 
Village, Henry Tucker, b. Laconia, May 1, 1843, son of 
Alvah Tucker and Mary J. Bean. He served in the United 
States Signal Corps, Gulf Department, during the Civil 
War. He practiced medicine at Claremont and Brattle- 
boro, Vt. He was Agent and Manager of the Halifax 
Mills (hosiery) at Lakeport. He is now a practicing phy- 
sician (homeopathic) at Brattleboro and is Health Officer. 
Two children: 

1 Edwin Moore, b. Nov. 26, 1872, Claremont; d. Jan. 10, 

1910, Brattleboro, unmarried. 

2 Marguerite Evelyn, b. Aug. 28, 1875, Brattleboro, m. 

Nov. 10, 1908, Brattleboro, Thomas Fellows Clifford, 
b. Dec. 1, 1871, Wentworth. He is an attorney-at- 
law and referee in bankruptcy and has served several 
terms as solicitor for Merrimack County. He was 
Capt. of Company E of the National Guard of New 
Hampshire and served in the Spanish-American War. 
They reside in Franklin. Two children: Thomas 
Henry, b. Brattleboro, Jan. 25, 1911, and Paul 
Tucker, b. Franklin, May 2, 1914. 

V. Edwin Forrest, b. Mar. 8, 1850; d. Oct. 17, 1867, Lake Village. 

VI. Eufus Reed (called "Choate"), b. Sept. 12, 1851; d. July 
29, 1884, Lake Village. He was of powerful physique 
being 6 feet 3 inches in height. He m. 1st June 30, 1880, 
Susan M. Proctor (sister to Frances H. who married Geo. 
F. Moore), b. Jan. 12, 1859, Dorchester, Mass.; d. Sept. 1, 
1881, Lake Village. They had one child, Juliet Frances, b. 
Sept. 22, 1880, Lake Village. She owns and occupies the 

200 The Descendants of 

Moore homestead and, at Laconia, conducts a Gift Shop. 
Unmarried. He m. 2nd 1883, Fannie Williams, b. Dec. 
15, 1864, Littleton. One child, Josephine Clifford, b. Apr. 
25, 1884, Lake Village, m. Oct. 21, 1908, Franklin, Everett 
Bradbury Sanders, b. Oct. 5, 1869, Lake Village. They 
reside Franklin, where he is proprietor of the Franklin 
Laundry. No children. 

VII. Charles Atherton, b. July 27, 1853; d. Aug. 20, 1855. 

VIII. Clarence Eastman, b. Aug. 13, 1855; d. Feb. 22, 1856, 

IX. Ida Gertrude, b. Sept. 28, 1860; d. Oct. 12, 1860. 


Children of Hugh M. Warren and Hattie Stone : 

I. Leslie G., b. Feb. 24, 1881, Pembroke, N. H.; m. 1903, Pem- 
broke, Sylvia Worth. He is a lumberman, Gorham, Me. 
Two children: 

1 Edmund Hill, b. Jan. 30, 1906. 

2 Lawrence Tallant, b. Apr. 16, 1908. 

II. LjTuan E., b. Feb. 16, 1884, Pembroke. A poultry raiser 
there, unmarried. 

in. Alfred Dearborn, b. Sept. 12, 1885; d. Feb. 28, 1904, unmar- 
ried, Pembroke. 


Children of Bert J. Fellows and Edith Warren: 

I. James Warren, b. June 21, 1888; m. June, 1914, Marion, 
daughter of Ex-Governor Charles M. Floyd of ;^^Jlchester. 
One child, Elizabeth, b. . 

II. Madeline, b. May 18, 1890. 

III. Doris, b. May 3, 1896. 

IV. Elizabeth, b. July 19, 1898. 

Col, Archelaus Moore 201 


Children of Joseph Moulton and Abiah Moore: 

I. Charles C, b. Dec. 22, 1877; m. Nov. 11, 1855, Julia Frauklin 
Bean, dau. Asa and Hannah (Dudley) Bean. He was a 
tinsmith and photographer at Plymouth from 1866 to 
1878, coming from Ellsworth. He retired to Thornton, 
where he died Aug. 23, 1886. Three children: 

1 Asa Byron, b. June 17, 1858; d. Jan. 13, 1864. 

2 Alfred Clark (known as Fred C), b. Aug. 16, 1866, 

Plymouth; m. Dec. 31, 1880, Gertrude Dow, b. Lake- 
port. Reside Laconia, where he is yardmaster of 
Boston & Maine E. R. Co. One son, Guy E., b. 
Laconia, Dec. 23, 1897. 

3 Ada Mabel, b. Plymouth, July 29, 1875; m. Sept. 13, 

1907, Alva Foss Willey, b. Gilford, July 9, 1881. 
Reside 14 River St., Laconia. No children. He is 
a carpenter. 

II. Francis Jacob, b. Oct, 29, 1839, Ellsworth. From 1866 to 
1875 he was a photographer at Plymouth, Removed to 
Tilton. Made illustrations for Runnel's History of San- 
bornton. He m. Feb. 3, 1875, Gloucester, Mass., Emma 
E. Ross. No children. He was after 1889 a photographer 
in various cities in Connecticut, dying January, 1911, at 
Ansonia; buried Norwich, Ct. 

ni. Joseph B., b. Mar. 27, 1847; d. Dec. 13, 1853. 

IV. Augusta A. b. Ellsworth, May 3, 1835; d. Newark, Nov. 23, 
1901; m, Ellsworth, Jan, 22, 1858, Rev, Edwin Smith, b. 
Caldwell, N, Y,, Apr. 4, 1835, son of Rev. David Smith. He 
filled pastorates in New Hampshire, Vermont and New 
York. A teacher in High School at Burlington Flats, 
N. Y. Removed from Norwich, Ct., to Newark, N. J., 
1892; d. there Oct. 29, 1913, Two children: 

1 William E., b. Smyrna, N. Y., June 23, 1862, Painter 

and decorator. He m. June 1, 1896, Josephine 
Morrissey of Newark, b, 1871, Newark. One child, 
Florence, b, Aug. 26, 1901. 

2 Charles E., b, Nov, 7, 1867, East Tilton; d. Aug, 22, 

1906; m, Catherine Conroy, Newark, Feb,, 1897. 
She d. Aug. 22, 1906. Two children: Frank E., b. 
Dec. 23, 1900, Newark, Ada Belle, b. Mar. 22, 1898. 
He is a salesman, residing Newark. 

202 The Descendants of 


Children of Samuel M. Avery and Eliza Jane Moore: 

122 I. Joseph M., b. Nov. 21, 1828; d. Aug. 1, 1905, "Home at 

Last"; m. Joan (or Joanna) Hill, b. May 13, 1832. Be- 
sides Ellsworth. Eleven children. 

II. Orrin, b. 1830; d. Nov. 18, 1901; m. Palmer, farmer, 

prominent in Ellsworth. Represented town in General 
Court. Two children, possibly three. 

1 Albert of Ellsworth. 

2 Bert of Campton Hollow. 

III. George, b. Mar. 18, 1838, Ellsworth, resides Thornton, a 
farmer; m. Apr, 4, 1870, Julia Elliot of Ellsworth. Three 
children : 

1 Gertrude, b. Jan. 15, 1871, Ellsworth; m. Sept. 15, 1888, 

Gordon Downing, carpenter, of Laconia. Seven 
children: Harold, b. June 15, 1890; Bessie Q., b. 
Sept. 2, 1891, d. June 22, 1906; Ruby A., b. Oct. 
25, 1893; Earl N., b. June 24, 1895; Bemice M., 
b. May 19, 1897; Roy D., b. Feb. 5, 1900; Isabel V., 
b. Aug. 19, 1902. 

2 James, b. Sept. 25, 1875, Ellsworth; m. Grace Tobyne. 

He is section hand on the railroad. Reside Thornton. 
Three children: Clarence G., b. Sept. 26, 1905; Amos 
J., b. Dec, 28, 1907; Ellen M., b. Mar. 17, 1909, d. 
Apr. 24, 1909. 

3 Annie B., b. Nov. 14, 1879; m. Nov. 3, 1904, Frank 

ToUen, Groveton, employed in bobbin factory, 
Plymouth. No children. 

rV. John, d. about 1900; m. Lila Burritt. Resided Rumney. 
Four children of whom 
Chester resides Rumney. 
Willie resides Warren. 

V. Ada, d. in Maine; m. Atkinson. No children. 

VI. Eldusky, d. Ellsworth; m. Almon Moody. One son. 

VII. Adeline, b. Jan. 22, 1843, EUsworth; d. May, 1868; m. 1858. 
Charles Palmer, b. Feb. 26, 1835, Ellsworth, d. Aug. 18, 
1906. a farmer. Five children: 

Col. Archelaus Moore 203 

1 Cordelia A., b. Apr. 7, 1860; d. in infancy. 

2 Charles, b. July 10, 1861; d. in infancy. 

3 Elmer, b, Oct. 20, 1863; m, Nov., 1884, Campton, Kate 

Morrison, b. Prince Edward Island. One son, Wil- 
liam, b. Sept. 22, 1885. A teamster, resides Camp- 
ton (E. F. D. 3, Plymouth). 

4 Lizzie, b. Nov. 20, 1865; m. Sept. 6, 1884, Geo. W. 

Chase, b. Mar. 4, 1858, at Campton. Five children: 
Charles, Clara, Volney, Addie and Pearl. 

5 William, b. Dec. 3, 1867, not married. He was adopted 

by Thomas Snow when 6 months old. 

VIII. Elsie, d. Ellsworth; m. Joseph Sherburne. No children. 

IX. Jacob, b. May 2, 1851; m. 1st Nettie Wilbur, who died at age 
of 16; m. 2nd Exa Ann Coughlin, b. 1857, d. 1877. They 
had one child Ada. He m. 3rd Sarah Booth. Six children, 
of whom one died about 1900. He m. 4th Clara Belle 
Weeks. One child, Morris. 

1. Ada, b. Dec. 27, 1875, Ellsworth; m. June 2, 1897, 
Concord, Moses Evans, b. June 6, 1870, Holderness, 
a farmer residing Holderness (R. F. D. No. 4, 
Plymouth). No children. 

X. Hattie, b. Mar. 14, 1852, Ellsworth; m. Lewis C. Mills, a car- 
penter, b. Oct. 8, 1848, Groton, d. Aug. 16, 1907, Plymouth. 
She d. Plymouth Oct. 19, 1893. Four children: 

1 Leonard S., b. Apr. 28, 1875, Lowell, Mass., a carpenter, 

not married. Resides Plymouth, N. H. 

2 Charles, b. Nov. 26, 1880, Ellsworth. Resides 327 

Columbus Ave., Boston. 

3 Essie B., b. Jan. 9, 1887; m. May 12, 1904, Edward 

Webster French, Jr., b. Jan. 23, 1885, Rochester, 
N. Y., d. Oct. 21, 1912, Port Chester, N. Y. Train 
dispatcher, residing Salem, Mass. No children. She 
resides Tilton. 

4 Ida, b. Aug. 30, 1888; m. June 21, 1909, Edward 

Josslyn, b. Feb. 12, 1885. Resides Tilton, No. 11 
Main St. Lumber surveyor. Two children, Charles 
L., b. May 12, 1910; Edwin L., b. Nov. 29, 1912. 


Children of Daniel L. Sanborn and Ada: 

I. Jacob Osborn, b. July 6, 1840; m. Oct. 30, 1869, Louisa Atte- 
Ua Slader, Nashua, b. Jan. 7, 1838. In 1872 he organized 

204 The Descendants of 

the Hingham (Mass.) High School, was Principal until he 
retired. 1906 — a period of 34 years. Beside Hingham 
Center, Mass. No children. 

II. Ruth Jane, b. July 18, 1842; m. Apr. 30, 1863, Daniel Tilton 
Ladd. She d. July 12, 1889; buried Laconia. He resides 
Laconia, a jeweler. No children. 

III. Joseph Tenney, b. Sept. 20, 1844; m, Fannie Peverly of Can- 
terbury, who d. May 25, 1894. He d. a farmer, buried 
Loudon Center, Oct. 26, 1903. No children. 

rV. Charles Franklin, b. Apr. 6, 1847. A carpenter employed at 
the state asylum, Concord, not married. 

V. Mary Ella, b. July 30, 1849; m. Jan. 25, 1871, John Leavitt 
Buswell, farmer, Loudon. He d. Dec. 12, 1903. Two 
children : 

1 Abbie Estelle, b. July 19, 1875; m. Aug. 1, 1899, Archie 

L. HUl, farmer, Loudon. One child, Leonard S., b. 
Aug. 10, 1907. 

2 Frank Jones, b. Feb. 2, 1880; d. Portland, Me., July 

1909; buried Loudon Center. 

VI. Ada Estelle, b. Apr. 21, 1858; d. Apr., 1862. 


Children of Joseph Avery and Joan Hill: 

I. Philena, b. May 3, 1850; m. Henry Collins. Eesides Rumney.. 
Pour children: 

1 John. 

2 Leon. 

3 Iva. 

4 Eva. 

II. Alonzo F., b, Nov., 1851. A farmer and lumberman. Four 
children : 

1 Curtis. 

2 Avery. 

3 Erburn. 

4 Edith. 

m. Parker, b. Feb. 19, 1854; d. Jan, 25, 1902, by the falling of 
a tree; buried Ellsworth. Not married. 

Coii, Archelaus Moore 205 

IV. Byron, b. July 1, 1856. Resides Ellsworth. He has beeti 
partly ossified for 31 years. Married 1877. Four children: 

1 Lester, town clerk, Ellsworth. 

2 Vernie. 

3 Delia. 

4 Zena. 

V. Hastings H., b. Oct. 3, 1858 ; m. June 16, 1886, Delia D. Batch- 
elder, b. June 7, 1866, Warren. A farmer and lumberman, 
residing "Warren. Three children: 

1 Agnes H., b, July 29, 1893. 

2 Ethel M., b. Feb. 3, 1900. 

3 Raymond A., b. Feb. 7, 1908. 

VI. Rosa E., b. Jan., 1863; d. Boston hospital; m. Charles Watts, 
who removed to West. Four children: 

1 CHfford. 

2 Bertha (resides Rumney). 

3 Winnie. 

4 Percy. 

VII. Minnie Belle, b. Aug. 5, 1865, Ellsworth; d. in infancy. 

Vni. Infant. 

IX. Addie Viola, b. Apr. 20, 1867; d. Brockton, Mass., of diph- 
theria about 1890, one week after her child. Husband, 
Henry Doherty, m. 2nd. Resides Brockton. 

X. Faustina Belle, b. Sept., 1870; m. Burley Avery; Resides Rum- 

ney. No children. 

XI. Lottie May, b. Sept., 1872; m. Henry Lakeman of Concord, 

workman railroad shops. Two children: 

1 Hazel. 

2 Ruby. 


Children of Warren Perley Osgood and Cassandra Grace : 

I. Mary J., b. Nov. 20, 1872 ; m. June 24, 1908, John C. Bennett, 
b. Sept. 26, 1866, of Pittsfield, a farmer, R. F. D. No. 2, 
Pittsfield. No children. 

206 The Descendants of 

II. Ora D., b. July 14, 1874; m. June 15, 1904, Abbie A. Fol- 
lansbee, b. Jan. 23, 1886, of Whitman, Mass. They re- 
side Loudon, with W. P. Osgood. One child: 
1 Wendell Minot, b. Mar. 17, 1907. 

III. Nellie F., b. Jan. 2, 1878; m. July 2, 1899, William E. Peters, 
b. Sept. 11, 1865, Bradford, Mass. Shoemaker, 68 Pros- 
pect St., Bradford. No children. 


Children of Leonard H. James and Sarah: 

I. Novella Estelle, b. Gilmanton, Sept, 28, 1859; d. Apr. 21, 1912, 
Northampton, Mass; m. Concord, Sept. 15, 1886, Charles 
Howard Horton, b. Aug. 13, 1853, d. Boston, Mar. 30, 
1913. Resided SomerviUe, Mass., Creighton, Neb., and 
Sidney, N. Y. He was a shipping clerk for many years. 

II. Winnie lone, b. GUmanton, Dec. 23, 1869; m. SomerviUe, 
Mass., Apr. 18, 1900, Eev. George Stockwell. He has had 
charges at Westfield, Me., Parker, So. Dakota, and Creigh- 
ton, Neb. He was Rector St. Paul's (Episcopal) church, 
Sidney, N. Y., and is now Rector St. James' church, Au 
Sable Forks, N. Y. Two children: 

1 Barbara, b Parker, S. D., May 9, 1903. 

2 James Bailey, b. Dec. 23, 1912, Au Sable Forks, N. Y. 

Col. Archelaus Moore 207 


Abigail Moore was born in Canterbury, then but little more 
than a wilderness, March 21, 1754, daughter of Col. Archelaus 
Moore and Hannah Elkins. Nothing is known of her until her 
marriage to Capt. Benjamin Sias of Canterbury who was born 
July 4th, 1747, probably at Durham. The marriage took place 
Dec, 25th, 1771, Christmas day. He was the son of John Sias, 
Jr., of Durham, brother of Hannah Sias who married Ensign 
John Moor. Col. Archelaus Moore and Capt. Benj. Sias were, 
therefore, own cousins. John Sias, Jr., was married to Hannah 
Sampson of Wells, Maine, July 16, 1728, by the Rev. Hugh 
Adams. He was one of the grantees of Canterbury under the 
Charter of 1727. He received from his father, John Sias, Sr., 
land both sides of the Mast road near Turtle Pond in what is 
now Lee, N. H. He had Abigail, Benjamin, Nathaniel and 
Charles, the latter being in Canterbury for a while, removing to 
DanviUe, Vt., and later, with his worldly effects on a hand sled, 
from Peacham to Derby, Vt. Charles Sias did not remove to 
Derby, his final home, until after the death of his brother, 
Capt. Benjamin Sias. Charles, 5 years older, survived his 
brother Benjamin 38 years and died in 1837 at the great age 
of 95 years. He had 10 children. 

In the "Wood rate" in Canterbury, for Rev. Abiel Foster 
in 1762 Charles Sias was a contributor and in 1764 he was 
assessed for fencing the parsonage. Benjamin Sias is first 
recorded in Canterbury in 1767 when he was 20 years old, 
at that time paying his rate "for billeting the schoolmaster." 
He and Charles are on the Province tax lists for 1769 and 1770. 
He was in that part of the town which was set off as Loudon 
in 1771. In 1773 we find him granted $22 for felling 22 
acres of trees on the parsonage lot. In 1774 Lieutenant Ben- 
jamin Sias and Lieut. Daniel Ladd were a Committee "to lay 
out the gospel money," and in July of the same year he was 
on a Committee to hire a minister. In 1777 Charles Sias was 
Hogreeve and Surveyor of lumber. In 1778 Benj. Sias was on 
a committee to sell pews in the meeting house. In 1781 he was 
selectman of Loudon. In 1786 the town voted to build 4 schools, 
the second to stand "at the mouth of Esq. Sias' Mill road." 

208 The Descendants of 

The location of his homestead was on a hill in Loudon opposite 
the "Shakers" in Canterbury and that community, after he 
left town, bought his farm and lands. The road leading from 
the corner where John* Moor (Sam'P, John^, Arch^) lived, to 
"Esq. Sias" house is entirely disused. The cellar of the house, 
some of the bricks, of good quality, remaining, may still be seen. 

Capt. Benj. Sias had a brilliant military career. Potter's 
Mil. Hist, of N. H. says of him "Capt. Benj. Sias was of Canter- 
bury. He marched to Saratoga July, 1777, with 8 volunteers 
from that town and Loudon. He had command of the 5th 
company. Col. Stickney's regiment, at the Battle of Benning- 
ton, Aug. 16, 1777, and of the 2nd company in Col. Nichols' 
regiment in Gen'l. Whipple's brigade in Rhode Island in 1778 
and was at Portsmouth with a company in 1779. He was a man 
of bravery and energy and was ever ready for action when 
fighting was to be done. ' ' 

Capt. Benj. Sias emigrated to Danville, Vt., about 1792, 
taking with him his aged mother, Hannah (Sampson) and in 
the cemetery in Danville is a stone with this inscription "Han- 
nah Sias, born Feb., 1710, died Feb., 1794." In Vermont 
Capt. Benjamin became even more prominent than in New 
Hampshire, and in seven short years made a name for himself 
and the Sias family which endures. In 1793-4-5-6-7 and 9 he 
was Representative in the Vermont Legislature, in 1793 a mem- 
ber of the State Constitutional convention, and in 1796-7 and 
9 Associate Judge of the Caledonia County Court, dying in 
office. He was one of the original Trustees of the Caledonia 
County Academy established at Peacham, Vt., in 1795 by act 
of the Legislature. Captain Benjamin Sias died Dec. 21, 1799, 
and was buried at Danville, Vt. His wife, Abigail, lived until 
February 16, 1822. Of their eight children the births of the 
first three are recorded in Canterbury, Jeremiah, 1773 ; Samuel, 
1775 and Archelaus, 1778. 

The late Soloman Sias of Schoharie, N. Y. (born 1829) 
related to the compiler the following story told to him by 
Charles Hewes, born 1814 (who married his cousin, Amelia) of 
his grandfather, Capt. Benjamin Sias, who he said had a strong, 
lean frame, dark eyes, and prominent features, all character- 
istic of the family. 

Col. Archelaus Moore ,209 

At the beginning of the battle of Bennington, one of 
the most famous of the smaller fights of the Revolutionary 
War, Capt. Sias having brought up some soldiers to Gen- 
eral John Stark, the commander, vrent back after more 
men and when the noise of the battle began he was some 
five miles away. He and his men started at once and ran 
the entire distance to get into the fray. On arrival, how- 
ever, he was ordered to take charge of the wagons in the 
rear. This was too much for the Captain, who, mopping 
his face from hair to chin with his bent elbow exclaimed 
(Deacon though he was), "I think it is a damned shame 
after running five miles to get here not to be allowed to 
fight." On hearing of this General Stark ordered Capt. 
Sias to the front with his men where they proved a strong 
reinforcement to the Continental troops. 

A bowl of Lowestoft ware once the property of Abigail 
(Moore) Sias is in the possession of Mrs. Aaron "Wesson, a 
lineal descendant, at St. Albans, Vt. Abigail Moore was a 
small women, with black eyes and a dauntless spirit. She died 
at 68, 23 years after her husband, who died at the early age of 
52, after a life full of accomplishments. 

Children of Capt. Benjamin Sias and Abigail: 

I. Jeremiah, b, June 5, 1773, Loudon, N. H.; d. Nov. 23, 1833; 
m. 1st 1799, Abigail ; m. 2nd Betsey Hazel ton, sis- 
ter of Hazen Hazelton, who m. his daughter Sally. He 
was a farmer of Danville, Vt. Buried East Danville. 
Four children, all by first wife: 
1 Sally, b. Nov. 22, 1807; m. Hazen Hazelton, 
125 2 Jeremiah S., b. Oct. 31, 1811, at Danville; d. June 15, 
1874, at St. Johnsbury; m. Nov. 22, 1834, Harriet 
M. Sargent, who d. Mar. 3, 1843, St. Johnsbury. He 
m. 2nd Cynthia G. Ayer, Dec. 10, 1843. She d. 
Boston, Jan. 18, 1847. He was a doctor, practicing 
in St. Johnsbury. He had by first wife, 3 children; 
by second wife, 9 children. 

3 Benjamin C, b. July 14, 1814; d. Nov. 6, 1831, at 17. 

4 Soloman, b. Feb. 22, 1816; d. Oct. 31, 1831, at 15. 

210 The Descendants of 

11. Samuel, b. Dec. 23, 1775; d, Aug. 20, 1856, at 81. He was a 
merehant of Danville, short of stature, grey eyes. Buried 
DanvUle. On his tombstone the birth and death of Han- 
nah Sampson, his grandmother, are engraved, she having 
left the town of her birth, Wells, Maine, where she was 
born in 1710, and Durham, where she resided with her 
husband (John Sias, Jr.) during the greater part of her 
life, and in her old age journeyed to the wilderness at Dan- 
ville, Vt., where her son, Benjamin, made her a home. She 
d. Feb., 1794. 

Samuel Sias m. 1st Sally Chamberlain, cousin of Henry 
Chamberlain's father, b. Apr. 30, 1784, d. Dec. 6, 1826. 
He m. 2nd Sophie, sister of Sally, Oct. 8, 1828, b. Apr., 
1782, Loudon, and d. Aug. 20, 1856. Three children, all 
by first wife: 

1 Benjamin, b. Nov. 19, 1805; d. Jan. 16, 1831, at 26. 
126 2 William, b. Oct. 25, 1808; d. Apr. 23, 1885; m. Chloe 

Barron Hall of Hartford, Vt., b. 1813, d. July 12, 
1889. He was a merehant of Danville, twice elected 
to the Legislature. Removed to Boston, became a 
tea merchant, residing in Cambridge, Mass. Buried 
Mt. Auburn cemetery. Six children: 
3 Sally, b. Apr. 28, 1811; m. Dec. 26, 1833, Solon Joshua 
Youngs Vail, b. Sept. 19, 1811. He was a success- 
ful general merchant at Montpelier, later at Dan- 
ville, where he d. June 14, 1882. He m. 2nd Amanda 
C. Clark. One child, Sarah Frances, b. May 23, 
1836, who d. young. 

III. Archelaus, b. Aug. 29, 1778, Loudon; d. Dec. 5, 1860, Dan- 
vUle. He m., 1806, Polly Glines, b. Feb. 8, 1788 (Cant. 
Record, May 3, 1788), youngest child of Nathaniel Glines 
(Revolutionary soldier) and Elizabeth Moore, granddaugh- 
ter of Ensign John Moore of Canterbury. She d. Mar. 7, 
1866. He was Town Clerk of Danville for forty years and 
local preacher. He was baptized Dec. 21, 1805, by the 
Rev. Joseph Fairbanks (Hemenway's Vt. Hist. Mag.) In 
person he was tall, thin, with a slight stoop, and had for 
many years old-fashioned consumption. He had grey eyes. 
His wife was short and rather slight. Her hair at her 
death, at 78 years, was heavy brown with but little of grey. 
Seven children: 
127 1 Maria, b. Dec. 22, 1808; d. Mar. 15, 1852; m. Hiram 

Babbitt, b. Danville, Aug. 8, 1800, d. Apr. 20, 1881. 

He was a farmer of Craftsbury, Vt. Four children. 

Coi.. Archelaus ]\Ioore 211 

128 2 Harriet, b. Aug. 29, 1809; d. July 22, 1897; m. 1833, 

Samuel P. Choate, b. Jan. 21, 1806, d. July 4, 1867. 
They lived at the homestead in Danville, where he 
was a cabinet maker, much of his work being found 
in Danville and vicinity, She m, 2nd Ira Brainerd. 
Three children, by first husband. 
3 Hannah, b. 1811; d. Feb. 1876. Never married. Lived 
with her brother John. 

129 4 Abigail, b. Apr, 13, 1813; m. May 11, 1834, Charles E. 

Hewes, son of "Widow Amelia Hewes, who m. the 
Eev. Soloman Sias for her second husband. He 
enlisted in the Union Army as Chaplain 12th N. Y. 
Vols, and served throughout the Civil War. Re- 
turned to his former home in New York State, lec- 
turing and preaching; died Utica, N. Y., Jan., 1888; 
buried Fort Plain, N. Y. He was of the Universalist 
denomination. Mrs. Hewes removed to Iowa, resided 
with daughter Florence. Five children. She d. June 
24, 1888, Vinton, Iowa. 

5 Aichelaus, b. 1815; d. 1878. He m., resided in Hlinois, 

removed to Knight's Landing, Cal., where he died. 

6 John, b. 1818; d. Nov. 3, 1900; m. Oct. 17, 1855, Mary 

White, b. Walden, Vt., May 22, 1830. No children, 
a carriage painter, residing Danville. Mrs, White 
still resides in Danville (1916). 

130 7 Nancy, b. 1820; d. Oct. 5, 1901; m. Danville, John 

Brown, b. Center Harbor or Meredith, N. H., 1816, 
d. Cabot, Vt., Oct. 21, 1886. He was a furniture 
manufacturer. Two children. 

IV. Rev. Soloman, b. Feb. 25, 1781, Loudon; d, Feb. 12, 1853, 
Newbury, Vt. He was baptized Jan. 12, 1804, at Danville 
and licensed to preach 1805. In 1807 was in charge of 
New Hampshire District (Methodist), which included Ver- 
mont, New Hampshire, and a part of Maine. In 1823 he 
was the Publisher of Zion's Herald. In 1824 and 1825 he 
was a preacher in Boston. In 1825 he retired, removed to 
Newbury and built the Barnet Page house. He was a 
great student, in person of medium height, grey eyes. He 
m. 1825, Amelia Hewes of Boston, widow, nee Rogers, b. 
Apr. 11, 1789, Ipswich, Mass., a descendant of Rogers the 
Martyr of 1555. Two children: 

131 1 Amelia, b. July 19, 1827, Boston; m. Newbury, Apr. 

13, 1853, Azro B. Mathewson, b. Feb. 7, 1822, Wheel- 
ock, Vt., d. July 18, 1881. Poor health compelled 
him in early years to seek an out-door life. He was 

212 The Descendants of 

a sheep and cattle broker, residing 22 years at 
Barton, Vt., where all the family are buried. Mrs. 
Mathewson resided for many years at 5 Lynde St., 
Maiden, Mass., where she d. Nov. 30, 1915, in her 
89th year. She early took an interest in the develop- 
ment of the Moore-Sias genealogy and was of the 
greatest assistance to the compiler. Her keen recol- 
lection and unfailing co-operation serve to perpetuate 
the memory of her people. Four children. 
2 Soloman, b. Danville, June 13, 1829; d. June 3, 1911, 
Schoharie, N. Y. A graduate of Newbury Academy 
and of Wesleyan University, he became professor 
at Fort Edward Institute from 1854 to 1859. From 
1874 until he retired in 1900 he was Principal of 
Schoharie Academy at Schoharie, N. Y. He m. 
Sept. 2, 1857, at Fort Edward, Angelina Baker of 
Youngstown, O., b. May 14, 1835, d. May, 1914, 
Schoharie. One chUd, Frederick C, b. Dec. 4, 1865, 
' d. Nov. 4, 1884. A telegrapher, unmarried. 

Soloman Sias in 1910 related to the compiler 
the story of the participation of his grandfather, 
Captain Benjamin Sias, in the battle of Bennington. 
He was intensely proud of his ancestor and imitated 
with gusto the mopping of the perspired brow with 
the bent arm in one sweeping downward motion. 
His dark eyes flashed as did his grandfather's dark 
eyes, at the words, " It 's a damn shame, ' ' etc. 

V. John, b. Jan. 16, 1875; d. July 16, 1864, No. Danville; m. 
Betsey Cheney. No children. 

VI. Hannah, b. June 1, 1787, Loudon; d. Jan. 31, 1811, Danville, 

VII. Abigail, b. July 31, 1789, Loudon; d. June 30, 1797, Danville. 

VIII. Enoch Wood, b. Sept. 1, 1792; d. Sept. 23, 1793. 


Children of Jeremiah S. Sias and Harriet and Cynthia: 
I. Sarah F., b. Dec. 2, 1835 ; d. July 4, 1846. 
II. Harriet C, b. Sept. 18, 1837; d. Jan. 31, 1843. 
IIL Ellen I., b. May 5, 1839; d. Dec. 6, 1853. 

Col. Archelaus Moore 213 

IV. Benj. F., b. Aug. 2, 1845; d. July 17, 1889; m. June 16, 1874, 
Grace Wadsworth. He was a clothier. No children. 

V. Charles E., b. Oct. 22, 1847; d. July 26, 1851. 

VI. George C, b. Mar. 11, 1850; d. July 24, 1872. 

VII. Charles E., b. Apr. 11, 1852; d. Oct. 28, 1881; m. Dec. 22, 
1875, GazUda Hastings, d, Jan., 1907, of St. Johnsbury. 
He resided there, a druggist. One son, Bela Roy, b. May 
6, 1879, St. Johnsbury, m. Dec. 14, 1911, Florence Irene 
Bishop, b. Oct. 27, 1887, South Boston. Resides Everett, 
Mass., No. 1 Baldwin Terrace. He is a chauffeur N. E. 
Structural Co., Everett, One child, Richard Charles, b. 
Burlington, Mass., Nov. 1, 1913. 

VIII. Clara F., b. Sept. 2, 1854; d. June 3, 1855. 

IX. Emma J., b. July 10, 1855; m. Oct. 14, 1875, George P. Ide. 
Resides Lyndon, Vt. She resides with sister, 22 Bainbridge 
St., Roxbury, Mass. No children. 

X. Wm. A., b. Jan. 3, 1859; d. July 30, 1884, a druggist, St. 
Johnsbury; m. Dec. 20, 1882, Eliza Richardson of Water- 
ford, Vt. One daughter, b. 1884, d. 1889. She m. 2nd 
Charles West Oct. 17, 1893, and resides St. Johnsbury, Vt. 

XI. Fred, b. Feb. 24, 1861; d. Sept. 3, 1861. 

XII. Clara, b. May 17, 1869, a stenographer, residing 34 Dale St., 
Roxbury, Mass. Not married. 


Children of William Sias and Chloe Hall: 

I. Clara, b. 1834; d. Nov. 16, 1869, at 35; m, 1866, Rev. Cyrus 
W. Eastman (Methodist) of Waltham, Mass. No children. 

II. Sophia, b. June 29, 1837, Danville, m. Nov. 13, 1866, Rev. 
Abiel Holmes Wright, Cambridge, Mass. He has had 
pastorates Winterport, Me. (1866-1871), Portland, Mc. 
(1871-1903), and he is now City Chaplain of Portland. 
Three children. 

214 The Descendants of 

1 Fred Sturges, b. Oct. 28, 1867; d. Aug. 26, 1868. 

2 Charles Sias, b. Oct. 17, 1868. Is a physician (special- 

ist), 622 Tremont St. and 137 Newbury St., Boston. 
Not married. 

3 Frank Holmes, b. July 1, 1870; d. Sept. 3, 1870. 

III. Martha Washington, b. Aug. 30, 1840; d. Apr. 26, 1904, 
Brookline, Mass.; m. Geo. O. Blake of Cambridge, who d. 
May, 1872, a merchant. Two children: 

1 William Sias, b. Mar. 13, 1864; m. June 30, 1891, Car- 

rie Hodgdon, b. Mar. 30, 1868, Somerville. He is 
Treasurer and General Manager Union Glass Works 
and resides Francis St., Wyoming, Mass. Three 
children: Dorothy, b. Mar. 11, 1892; Madeline, b. 
July 27, 1894; Marguerite, b. May 13, 1896. 

2 Agnese, b. Oct. 12, 1868; m. Apr. 27, 1892, Harry Ed- 

gerly of Boston. One son, Arnault Blake, b. July 
7, 1893, Boston. They reside 103 Hemenway St., 
Brookline. Mass. 

rV. Samuel S., b. May 2, 1843; d. June 26, 1901; m. June 25, 

1865, Hattie Cunningham, b. Apr. 5, 1842, d. Mar. 17, 1916. 

He was a tea merchant and at time of his death Treasurer 

Boston Electric Light Co. Three children. 

132 1 Thomas, b. May 12, 1866, Somerville; m. June 8, 1892, 

Cambridge, Gertrude E. Sackrider, b. Feb. 14, 1868, 

Cambridge. He is a fruit grower Corona, Cal. Five 


2 Martha, b. May 29, 1868; unmarried. 

3 Frank S. V., b. Nov. 16, 1871, Somerville; m. May 23, 

1898, Portsmouth, Agnes M. Maltby, b. Jan. 22. 
1876, Canada. He is a salesman, residing 2 Claflin 
Eoad, Brookline Center, Mass. Two children: 
Charles Maltby, b. Mar. 27, 1900, and William Malt- 
by, b. Dec. 30, 1903. 

4 Caroline, b. Nov. 14, 1876; m. W. W. Phillips and 

resides Greenacres, Wash. 

V. William, b. Oct. 2, 1845; d. Sept. 7, 1895; m. 1st Isabella 
H. Stearns, who d. Jan. 22, 1875, at 29 yrs. Two children. 
He m. 2nd Florence Potter of Cambridge. 

1 Bertha Frances, m. William Prest, Brookline, Mass. 

2 Clara, m. Charles Davis and lives, since death of her 

husband, with Mrs. Prest. 

Cou Archelaus Moore 215 

VI. Charles D., b, Dec. 26, 1849; d. June 21, 1913, at his country 
estate, Wenham, Mass. He was at the time of his death 
senior partner in the firm of Chase & Sanborn, wholesale 
grocers, Boston. His widow resides 115 Bay State Road, 
Boston. No children. 


Children of Hiram Babbitt and Maria Sias : 
I and II. Catherine and Frances, twins, died in infancy. 

III. Wilbur, b j d. about 1909. Eesided Nashua,, not 


IV. Putnam Pope, b. Sept. 6, 1835; d. Feb. 15, 1888; m. Sept. 7, 

1873, Ida M. Heald, b. Aug. 22, 1850. Eesided Danville, 
a harness-maker. Served 3 years in Civil War, a sergeant 
of cavalry. One child, Edith Ingham, b. Mar. 1, 1876, m. 
Nov. 30, 1898, Aaron Wesson, b. Danville, June 6, 1873. 
He is Treasurer Franklin County Savings Bank at St. 
Albans, Vt. One child, Virginia Alice, b. Nov. 19, 1899. 

V. Archelaus, b. 1844; d. 1871; not married. Merchant, Danville. 


Children of Samuel P. Choate and Harriet Sias : 
I. Franklin Denning, b. July 19, 1834; d. Aug. 19, 1851, at 17. 

II. Harriet Sias, b. Sept. 21, 1836. Eesides unmarried at Danville. 

III. Mary Abba, b. May 8, 1843; d. Jan. 8, 1875; m. 1862, John 
Currier, b. Enfield, May 5, 1824, d. Dec. 5, 1915. A grocer 
at Danville. Three children: 

1 Albert Edward, b. June 22, 1866; m. Mary Dole. He 
was a merchant, now retired, at Danville. Three 
children: Chellis Dole, b. May 29, 1899; Marjorie 
Emily, b. Mar. 26, 1909; and John Nelson, b. Apr. 
2. 1906. 

216 The Descendants of 

Samuel Choate, b. June 20, 1869; m. June 10, 1897, 
Annie G. Trail, b. Nov. 18, 1876, Stirling Hill, 
Scotland. No children. He is a railway mail clerk, 
residing 31 Cliff St., St. Johnsbury, Vt. 

Kate Amelia, b. Jan. 18, 1878; not married. A teacher 
in Deaf and Dumb Institute, 402 W. 153rd St., 
New York. 


Children of Chas. E. Hewes and Abigail Sias: 

I. Edwin A., b. Aug., 1836, Danville; d. July, 1896; m. 1865, 
Anna Hawkins, Vinton, la. One daughter, Blanche, b. 
June 24, 1866, d, 1910, St. Louis. 

II. Charles M., b. Aug., 1838, Clarendon, Vt.; d. May, 1868, in 
battle of Champion Hill, preceding siege of Vicksburg, the 
fifth color bearer shot down in that engagement. He 
served in the 11th Indiana regiment commanded by Gen- 
eral Lew Wallace. Not married. 

III. Florence A., b. May 3, 1845, Bennington; m. June 12, 1866, 
Hamilton, N. Y., J. A. McDaniels, b. Apr. 11, 1827, Utica, 
Ohio. A merchant, Vinton, Iowa, who d. May 7, 1904. 
She resides Vinton. One daughter: 

1 Lola, b. June 19, 1869; m. June 30, 1891, Cato Sells, 
b. Oct. 6, 1859, Vinton. Hon. Cato Sells is Com- 
missioner of Indian Affairs at Washington. They 
reside there at 1769 Columbia Eoad. Three children: 

1 Dorothy M., b. June 22, 1892. Student Welles- 

ley College. 

2 Donald D., b. Feb. 1, 1894. Student Chicago 


3 Barbara L., b. Aug. 18, 1895. Student Eockford 


IV. Stephen Brown, b. Feb. 26, 1847, Pittsfield, Mass.; d. Jan. 8, 
1879, Ogden, la.; m. 1869, Mary Palmer, b. Apr. 11, 1850, 
Vinton. Two sons: 

1 Charles Edwin, b. Oct. 29, 1870, Boone, la. Besides 

Estes Park, Col. Not married. 

2 Stephen Brown, b. Oct. 9, 1874, Boone. Resides Estes 

Park, Col. Not married. 

Cou Archelaus Moore 217 

V. Blanche Viola, b. Pittsfield, Mass., 1S49; m. May, 1873, Peter 
Wesley Watson, Vinton, Iowa. He d. about 1884. She 
resides with daughter. Three children: 

1 Samuel H., b. Mar. 15, 1877. Graduated Rush Medical 

College, Chicago, 1899; was in general practice 
Blairstown, la., and is now Medical Director of The 
Tucson, Arizona, Sanatorium. He m. Oct. 10, 1906, 
Blairstown, Jane Shreeves, b. Oct. 1, 1888, Blairs- 
town. No children. 

2 Ralph M., b. Dec. 1879; d. Oct. 27, 1915, San Fran- 

cisco; m. Maude Burrell, who resides 337 Hyde St., 
San Francisco. No children. He was a shoe dealer. 

3 Leah, b. Mar., 1883; m. Jan. 5, 1905, Blairstown, la., 

Dr. B. F. Schwartz. No children. Reside 1925 
Harwood Ave., Lincoln, Neb. 


Children of John Brown and Nancy Sias: 

I. Florence R., b. 1854, Cabot; m. Aug. 5, 1874, Orman Collins, 
a saddler of Cabot and New York. She d. 1899. One son: 

1 Allen, b. Dec. 17, 1877; m, . Resides Los 

Angeles, Cal. 

II. Emma, b. Danville, Vt.; m. Wm. H. Fletcher, b. 1838, Hollis, 
N. H., who resides 310 So. Westlake Ave., Los Angeles, Cal. 
No children. She d. Mar. 3, 1914. 


Children of Azro B. Mathewson and Amelia: 

I. Amelius S., b. May 26, 1856; d. Nov. 11, 1870, Boston; buried 
Barton, Vt. 

II. Charles Frederick, b. May 3, 1860, Boston; d. Mar. 25, 1915, 
New York City; m. Dec. 8, 1886, Jeannie Campbell Ander- 
son, dau. Gen. Samuel G. Anderson of Portland, Me. He 
was of the firm of Krouthoff, Harmon & Mathewson, at- 
torneys for the Consolidated Gas Co. and other prominent 
corporations. He was a graduate of Dartmouth College 
and took great interest in the affairs of his Alma Mater, 
bequeathing to it his estate after the death of his widow 
and son should they die without issue. Buried Barton, Vt. 
, One child, Samuel Anderson, b. Sept. 6, 1887. Graduated 
Dartmouth, Harvard Law School and New York Law 

218 The Descendants of 

III. Lillian, b. Sept. 19, 1862; unmarried, residing Maiden, Mass. 

IV. Nellie Kate, b. Mar. 1, 1867; d. Apr. 4, 1895; m, June 6, 1886, 

Charles Edward Waite of St. Johnsbury, an ornamental 
painter, Fairbanks Scale Works, b. May 30, 1865. He m. 
2nd Anna Marguerite Weber, now deceased. One child, 
Erlyan Lucille, b. June 8, 1887, residing with her aunt, 


Children of Thomas Sias and Gertrude; 
I. Samuel B., b. Mar. 7, 1893, Cambridge. 
11. Eichard D., b. June 17, 1894, Arlington. 

III. Donald, b. June 19, 1895, Arlington. 

IV. Katherine, b. Aug. 18, 1896, Arlington. 
V. Dorothy, b. Sept, 21, 1902, Lexington. 

Section C 


Capt. Samuel Moor 


By Ist wife, Joanna: 

I. Samuel, Jr., b. Oct. 10, 1751, d. (before 1839). 

II. Joanna, b. May 13, 1754, d. Mar. 12, 1791. 

III. Elkins, b. Oct. 30, 1756. 

IV. Mary, b. Feb. 1, 1759. 

V. Thomas, b. Feb. 6, 1761. 
VI. Hannah, b. Oct. 18, 1763. 

VIL Archelaus, b. Mar. 15, 1766, d. Sept., 1841. 
VIII. John, Jr., b. Feb. 27, 1769, d. April 1, 1810. 

By 2nd wife, Susannah: 

IX. Reuben, b. Feb. 18, 1770, d. Sept. 20, 1841. 

X. Susannah, b. April 19, 1775, d. June 22, 1853. 
XL Stephen, b. July 5, 1776, d. July 25, 1846. 

Capt. SxVmuel Moor 221 

Children of Capt. Samuel Moore 

By 1st wife, Joanna : 

I. Samuel, b. Oct. 10, 1751. Marriage and children not men- 
tioned in town record. 1790 Census, Samuel Moore's 
family consisted of one adult male, 3 youth and 3 females. 
He was of age on death of his father. In 1772 his father 
deeded to him, "my beloved son," yeoman, the 3 forty- 
acre lots 39, 40 and 41. Here was his home. It is tradi- 
tion that the Moores built log buildings and that the 
Gibsons built the frame house, later, on same site, recently 
the A. L. Dearborn place, west of the Sam'l Moore-Mc- 
Crillis-Blanchard tavern. In 1789 Samuel, Jr., sold one- 
half of lot 39 to his step-father, Col. David McCrillis, for 
£180. In 1802 Samuel, Jr., sold one-half of No. 39 and 
all of lots 40 and 41 to Ezekial Moore, his cousin. In 
1791 Samuel and Mary Moor and Eleanor Shannon of 
Canterbury, spinsters, sold to John Shannon of Concord 
and Taylor and Samuel Shannon of Canterbury for £20 quit 
claim to 100 acres, the original right of John Moor, 1st 
Division. In 1799 Samuel and Molly "in her right" sold 
"by her mark" to Frederick Parker lot No. 55, 4th Divi- 
sion, the original right of John Moor. By a deed (now in 
possession of Howard P. Moore) Anne Shannon by her 
mark, Feb, 8, 1779, conveyed to James Glines 40 acre lot 
177, the original right of John Moor, signed in presence 
of Samuel and Aichelaus Moore. 

It is probable Mary (or "Molly"), wife of Samuel, 
Jr., was a Shannon. Who their children were cannot be 
told. It is likely that "Samuel Moor, Jr." (by itself on 
Canterbury record "b. Aug. 5, 1778,") was a son. It is 
also likely that the Samuel Moore who married Widow 
Miriam Sargent, July 17, 1800, was Samuel whose first 
wife was Mary (or Molly). The "widow Sargent" in 
her will Sept. 28, 1839, by her mark, as "Miriam Moore 
of Canterbury, widow of Samuel late of Canterbury, ' ' left 
her property to Ezra, Aaron, Samuel, Dominicus and 
Charles Sargent, Sally, widow of Nat'l. Caverly ^ and 
"Nancy, wife of Samuel French with whom I live." 

It was probably "Samuel Moor, Jr." b. Aug. 5, 1788, 
who Feb. 10, 1817, sold as "Samuel Moore of Canterbury, 
Gentleman "'to Eoyal Jackman of Canterbury, bricklayer, 
the 40-acre lot of John Smith, commonly known as the 
French place, "on which I now live, excepting one-quarter 
acre on which the school house stands." Samuel's wife 
Rachel signed the deed with him and it was probably she 

"222 The Descendants of 

who was "Eachel Brier of Canterbury" who married 
Samuel Moore, Jr., Nov. 17, 1803. If they had any chil- 
dren the fact is not known. The price of the property,^ 
$350, was little enough if the present house and barn 
existed at the time. They are on the northwest corner of 
the lot, near the cross roads. 

In 1764 William Moor who lived across the road 
(west), bought this lot. No. 97, and held it until 1771^ 
when he sold to Jonathan West for thirty pounds. It 
must have been after that that it became known as the 
French place. Doubtless the present low house is the origi- 
nal on the site. There is a tradition that it once was used 
in part for a school for the district. It was distinctly a 
Moore locality and the scholars were nearly all Moores in 
the early days. During recent years the house was owned 
and occupied by Albert Blanchard, who died there June, 

II. Joanna, b. May 13, 1754; d. Mar. 12, 1791. Married Jan. 8, 
1777, Obediah Mooney, the first school master of Canter- 
bury. He had many land transactions with the Moores, 
particularly with Ezekial to whom in April, 1807, he sold 
(with wife Sarah) lots 58 and 59 and 93 and 94. Our 
only knowledge of Joanna (Moore) Mooney is from her 
gravestone, a finely chiseled, well preserved slate slab, 
with an angel's head and ornamental border, next the 
east wall of the cemetery at Canterbury Center, close by 
a large elm which has grown up beside it. 

"Sacred to the memory of Mrs. Joanna Mooney, wife 
of Mr. Obadiah Mooney, who died on Saturday the 12th 
of March, 1791, aged 36 years and 10 months." 

"Husband, children, friends and all, 
Unto you there comes a call 
For to prepare without delay 
To meet your Lord at the judgment day." 

Strange that Ensign John Moor, buried only five years 
before, did not have an inscribed stone too ! In spite of 
the reference to children there is no record of her leaving 
any. Obadiah married (2nd) June 16, 1793, widow Sarah 
Blanchard and had 7 children: Stevens, b. May 4, 1794; 
Obadiah, b. Jan. 11, 1796; Hercules, b. Jan. 8, 1798; 
John, b. April 7, 1800; Jeremiah, b. Sept. 15, 1802; Benj. 
T., b. Nov. 8, 1804; Asa, b. May 8, 1808. Of these (non- 
Moore) children it is interesting to know that the late 
Walworth M. Mooney, iorse-nail manufacturer at Au Sable 

Capt. Samuel LIoor 223 

Chasm, N. Y., remembers his grandfather, Obediah Mooney, 
pajaug his father Stevens Mooney a visit shortly after he 
had built at Chazy, N. Y. (Clinton County, near Lake 
Champlain) a stone woolen mill (now the Episcopal 
church). Obediah and John Mooney, farmers, settled at 
Point Au Roche, Lake Champlain, and Asahel (or Asa), 
also a farmer, settled at North Island, Vt. Obediah 
Mooney was a very fine penman. His signature is a model 
of quill work. (See Narrative Chapter, Capt. Samuel 

III. Elkins, b. Oct. 30, 1756. Although he was just over 19 years 
of age when his father died no guardian was appointed 
for him. In 1776 Elkins Moore enlisted for service in the 
Revolutionary War, in "Cap't. Robbenson's Co." He 
also enlisted July 2, 1777 "for 3 years or during the war." 
He was Elkins Moore "his mark" in 1780 in Col. Thomas 
Stickney's Regiment (State Papers). 

On the Canterbury town records under the heading 
"The birth of Capt. Sam'l Moore's children" is this 
entry: "Joanna Moore, daughter of Elkins Moor was 
born at Freeport in the District of Maine, July 24, 1789. 
Eliza Mary Harvey, daughter of the above said Joanna 
Moor was born at Canterbury May 26, 1810." From this 
we infer that Elkins Moore married, was in Freeport at 
least for a time, that he had at least one child who mar- 
ried a Harvey and had a daughter Eliza. Canterbury and 
Freeport records disclose nothing further. 

July 4, 1780, to Oct. 25, 1780, Elkins and Ezekial 
Moore were in Capt. Ebenezer Webster's Co. and joined 
the Continental Army at West Point. On Mar. 31, 1781, 
Elkins was on the town return as a soldier. Nineteen days 
later he deeded to Samuel Moore "for 100 Spanish miUed 
dollars" lot 124 of first 100-acre division, the original 
right of John Smith 3rd. 

IV. Mary, b. Feb. 1, 1759. Married her cousin, William, son of 
Wm. Moor. (See that branch.) 

200 V. Thomas, b. Feb. 6, 1761. He settled on a hill south of 
Clough's pond, in the newly set off tovm of Loudon, not 
far from the Canterbury line. The first house, of logs, 
stood in the door yard of the present building, later the 
home of Stephen, his son, and Andrew Gilman Moore, 
his grandson. 

224 The Descendants of 

When his father died, Thomas was a lad of 15 and 
was bound out to a man in old Hampton, but becoming 
dissatisfied with his new home and fired with the martial 
spirit of the time, he ran away and enlisted in the Revo- 
lutionary Army, serving about 6 months. In volume 15 
of State Papers is found this interesting Deposition: 

"Deposition of THOMAS MOORE of lawful age, 
testifieth and saith that he has lived in the House with 
Noah Sinclear of Canterbury upwards of three years last 
past and that he has oftentimes heard said Sinclear com- 
plain of his Rist being trubelsom that wase shot when he 
wase in the Armey failing him very much when he wase 
about his work further Saith not your deponent 

Thomas Moore 

Rockingham S. S. Canterbury June ye 12th 1786 

Thene the above named Thomas Moore personally appear- 
ing and after due caution and careful examination made 
Solemn oath to the truth and Impartiality of the above 
Deposition by hime Subscribed before 

Archelaus Moore, 

Jus; of Peace." 

About 1786 Thomas Moore began first to improve the 
tract of land in Loudon, the new town, where he made his 
home and lived out his days. He married Jan. 11, 1787, 
Comfort Perkins, and having previously built a small house 
on his Loudon land, the young couple at once moved there, 
they being the first settlers in that part of town, then an 
almost unbroken forest. 

Appreciating the needs of education, which he himself 
had been deprived of by the untimely death of his father 
(Captain Samuel, keeper of the inn at Canterbury) he 
hired a private tutor to come to his house and teach him- 
self and children, the expense being shared by a neighbor 
named Wheeler. He was one of the first on the School 
Committee and for a time his barn was used in Summer 
and his house in Winter for school purposes. 

In April, 1809, the barn of Thomas Moore was burned, 
the supposed work of an incendiary. The new barn, which 
stands to-day, was built within 6 weeks thereafter, by the 
help of the entire neighborhood. The Shakers donated a 
cow and others assisted the family to recover from the 
loss by various contributions. 

Thomas Moore was town constable. He owned a share 
of the Federal bridge, crossing the Merrimack between 

Capt. Samuel Moor 225 

Concord and Loudon, the first meeting of the proprietors 
being in 1796. He died about 1817, the inventory of his 
estate being made then and Comfort, widow, being ap- 
pointed guardian of the minor children. She died about 
1832, her estate being inventoried May 22, 1832. Nine 

VI. Hannah, b. Oct. 18, 1763. No further record. Probably 

VII. Archelaus, b. Mar. 15, 1766; d. Sept., 1841. He married 
Elizabeth Marden of Canterbury, who died in 1850 at an 
advanced age. He was slight, of fair complexion and blue 
eyes. They lived there until about 1820, when they re- 
moved to Middleton. North of the Shakers in Canterbury 
the cellar of the house on the N. E. corner of lot 109 may 
still be seen, on the west side of the road a little north of 
the loop built to avoid the hill. The land is high and the 
prospect to the west magnificent. The well, partly filled 
with stones, is in front of the cellar and still contains water. 
The farm was sold to the Shakers who moved the house 
to their buildings, where it is remembered by old residents 
as the building where "candidates" resided temporarily. 
Archelaus Moore bought the Simon Torr farm, the 
buildings being old even at that time, on Middleton Eidge, 
one of the best places in that town. He had but one son: 

201 1 Eandall, b. Jan. 11, 1798, at Canterbury, named after 

Elder Eandall, the F. W. B. minister who often 
visited Archelaus Moore. Randall was appointed 
executor of his father's will, qualifying Dec. 7, 
1841. A new house and other buildings were built 
by father and son. Randall married Polly C. Hill, 
Mar. 4, 1817, b. Northwood Feb. 5, 1798, d. Mid- 
dleton Oct. 10, 1884. Father and son with their 
wives are buried in Middleton. Randall Moore had 
eight children. 

202 VIII. John (styled "Jr" on town records), b. Feb. 27, 1769; d. 

April 1, 1810, probably on farm on Bradley hill, owned 
now by Beck. He married Aug. 14, 1794, Hannah Morrill, 
b. Dec. 18, 1773, d. Oct. 24, 1864, at 91 at S. C. Moore's. 
She had brothers Samuel, David and John. April 10, 1791, 
John and Hannah "owned the covenant" (i. e. joined the 
church) and in the same year he was pound keeper and 
sexton. They built the Richard Greenough house at Can- 
terbury Center and lived there a few years. The inventory 


'226 The Descendants of 

of his estate amounted to $688, filed 1810, in which he was 
styled "blacksmith," one item being "a small shop set 
on the parsonage." This building, no longer small, still 
stands in that location, occupying a corner of the burying 
ground. The grave stones of John and Hannah, set in 
the same base, may be seen in that cemetery. Four chil- 

By 2nd wife, Susanna Webster : 

203 IX. Reuben, b. Feb. 18, 1770; d. Sept. 20, 1841. He had blue 
eyes and was very deaf. He married Jan. 11, 1795, Nancy 
Hall, daughter of Stephen (called "Sheepskin Hall"). 
She was born in 1773 and died Dec, 3, 1849. She was 
very short, and in her advanced years much wrinkled and 
"smart," says one who remembers her. There is a tra- 
dition that she and her husband Reuben were cousins. 
No confirmation has been found, it involving the necessity 
of having had the same grandparents, of which there is 
no known indication. Both are buried in the Canterbury 
Center yard. 

Reuben Moore, 6 years old when his father died, built 
his home, at date unknown, on the hill north of the Small 
place in the central part of Canterbury, where Frank Dow 
now lives. Reuben Moore owned all the land north as far 
as the Hackelborough road. His buildings were on a north 
and south range road long since forgotten. In recent 
years Frank Dow, during a very dry period, discovered the 
old well (near the cellar depression) on top of the hill. 
It was covered with earth and a large stone and contained 
good water, which was immediately made use of. Myron 
Foster, 82 yrs. old, could just recall a barn standing on 
the hill, but no house. The barn is now one of the Dow 
buildings having been moved down many years ago. It 
is likely that the original home was abandoned for the 
better location on the main road. Here the new house was 
erected, an eU on each side of the main portion. The 
giant elms, now much admired, were planted by Reuben 
Moore. In 1804 he was licensed by the town to keep a 
tavern in his house, and in 1808 Ensign Reuben Moore 
was licensed "to keep an open tavern at his dwelling 
house about one mile east of the south meeting house." 
After his death his son, Stephen, lived in the east end and 
son, Thomas T., in the west end. The house stood about 
where Mr. Dow now lives and was taken down about 1865. 

Capt. Samuel Moor 227 

Eeuben Moore made his will, his wife being executor, in 
1841, and in September, eight days after his death, she 
qualified. Nine children. 

204 X. Susannah, b. April 19, 1775. It was shortly after the battle 
of Lexington, but hard riding would be necessary to ac- 
quaint the people at the Tavern in Canterbury of the fact, 
and so the news may not have arrived until after the 
little local event. The child was called "Sukey" for on 
the town record "Abiel Foster Jr. and Sukey Moore" 
were married Feb. 25, 1796. He was son of the most 
prominent man Canterbury ever owned as a citizen, Abiel 
Foster, b. 1735, d. 1806, son of Capt. Asa Foster, an early 
settler. Abiel Foster, Sr., was born in Andover, graduated 
Harvard at 21 yrs. of age. In 1779 he gave up the work 
of the ministry in Canterbury after serving several terms 
in the General Court (legislature of New Hampshire) he 
was sent to Congress in 1784, Judge Court Common Pleas, 
1789, at Concord, in Congress again in 1794, a senator and 
President of the (N, H.) Senate 1795, and in 1803 again 
a Representative in Congress. His portrait is in Turn- 
bull's celebrated painting at Washington, his hand to his 
face, the nearest figure to one viewing the picture. 

Abiel Foster, Jr., was 6 feet tall, well proportioned 
and weighed about 220 lbs. He had light hair, a fair 
complexion and, being an excellent penman, he was for 
30 years Justice of the Peace in Canterbury, drawing a 
large number of legal papers. In politics he was a Fed- 
eralist. In 1836 he removed to Columbus, Ohio, taking 
daughters Augusta, Sarah and, perhaps, Catherine with 
him. His son, Abiel, was then principal of the Columbus 
High School and his daughters, Eliza and Martha Jane, 
matrons or teachers in state institutions. In 1843 he 
removed to Solon, Ohio, where he lived with his daughters, 
Susan Stephens and Nancy Hannaford until his death 
there Feb. 24, 1846. 

Susannah (Moore) Foster was very deaf in her later 
years. A silhouette of her is treasured in the family of 
Paul M. Chamberlain, as is also a remarkable letter to her 
step-father, Col. McCrillis, from Abiel Foster, Jr., asking 
for her hand in marriage . She died at Solon, Ohio, June 
22, 1853. Eleven children. 

205 XI. Stephen, b. July 5, 1776. He never saw his father, Capt. 
Samuel Moore, who died seven months before he was bom. 
He married Feb. 6, 1800, at Goffstown, Phebe Sawyer 

228 The Descendants of 

Kimball, born Jan. 21, 1781 (daughter of Calebe, Benj.*, 
Jonathans, Benj.2, Richardi). They lived on the farm 
originally owned by his father, later known as the D. C. 
Tenney place, recently the Carter and Pickard place. The 
house is the original, long, one-story, parallel with the 
road. Across the door yard and down in the pasture a 
road ran direct to the old Tavern property, crossing the 
brook by a bridge still to be seen. Stephen Moore, 
styled "Col." on some of the Town records, had 
light hair and blue eyes, and was medium-sized in frame. 
He died July 25, 1846. He had been haying, was taken 
sick and died the next day. His wife died at Mrs. Eliza 
French's at Lawrence, Mass., May 30, 1862. Mar. 8, 1835, 
they both "owned the covenant" in the church at Canter- 
bury Center. He was a farmer. Their white marble 
monument is a prominent object in the Moore corner of 
the Canterbury Center burying ground. They had 12 
children, of whom one, Martha K., born 1818, lived well 
into her 94th year. 


Children of Thomas Moore and Comfort Perkins: 

I. Polly. She lived nearly all her life with her youngest sister 
Myra in Sandwich and was buried there, at 70, unmarried. 

II. Samuel. He lived in Loudon on a farm near the Canterbury 
line, on a hill commanding a view of 8 villages and of Mt. 
Kearsarge, 20 miles away. It is now owned by the Dod- 
bridge Wheeler estate and the buildings are vacant. Mrs. 
Ellen NichoUs who lived and died in another state paid a 
visit in 1887 to her Aunt Charlotte's old home to find the 
lilac bushes so grown about the door that she could hardly 
get in. It was pathetic, she wrote, to see the same wall 
paper of her childhood and, outside, the peonies and white 
roses and the "comfey" root in the garden, once well 
cared for. 

Mr, James O. Prescott, now living at Batavia, N. Y., 
was an adopted son of Samuel and Charlotte Moore, and 
lived on the old farm from 1849 to 1861. They had only 
one child, Katherine, who married Ira G. Rowe of Gates, 
Monroe Co., N. Y. She died Aug. 15, 1884, both being 
buried at Rochester, N. Y., their home for many years. 

Capt. Samuel Mooe 229 

Two children: Samuel, d. 15 years old; and Anna Miriam, 
m. June 15, 1900, Frank Van Doom of Eochester, N. Y. 
No ehildien. 

III. Joanna, d. probably unmarried; not remembered by present 

IV. Alexander, b. 1792; d. Sept. 10, 1868, Loudon; buried Loudon 
Village; m. Mar. 20, 1820, Mary Page, New Hampton, d. 
June 26, 1876, at 82, Loudon. He was a farmer, whose 
"mark" for cattle (entered in the town records Mar. 24, 
1823) was "a half crop off the upper side of both ears." 
Seven children: 

1 Louisa, m. Noadiah Lund of Lowell, who worked in 

the railroad shops. Buried Lowell. No children. 

2 Mary Adeline, d. May, 1901, at 65 yrs; m. George P. 

Wright, farmer, Westford, Mass., d. about 1904 at 

3 Laurana A., d. July, 1901 ; m. LjTuan Hall, d. Sept. 

9, 1896, East Concord, farmer. 

4 Thomas A., d. Oct. 2, 1894, at 48, a carpenter at Lowell. 

Kesided Loudon and worked in railroad shops, else- 
where. He m. Elizabeth Straw, Campton, who d. 
33 yrs. old. Three children: Alvah, d. in infancy; 
Sarah, d. May, 1881, at 18; Charles A., d. at 15 
while attending school at Concord. 

5 Charles H. d. May 10, 1859, at 28 of consumption. His 

will, Apr. 6, 1859, gave bequests to father, brothers 
and sisters and the residue to his mother, Mary, 
"free from control of her husband forever." He 
was a carpenter. Buried Mt. Hope cemetery, Lou- 
don village. 

6 Sarah T., b. Jan. 26, 1833; m. John Colby Smith, who 

d. Feb. 8, 1897, at 68, a farmer. She resided Lou- 
don village in house they occupied 55 years, until 
removing to Concord to live with relatives. No 
206 7 Charlotte F., b. I860; d. Sept., 1887; m. Charles H. 

Towle, Loudon village, farmer. He removed to Con- 
cord and d. Nov., 1905. Seven children. 

V. Stephen, b. June 29, 1799; d. June 6, 1891; m. 1st Jan. 31, 
1827, Mary L. Greeley, dau. of Joseph and Nancy (Wells) 
Greeley of Gilmanton. She d. Mar. 31, 1854. Eight chil- 
dren. He m. 2nd June 8, 1866, Mary Berry, widow Alan- 
son Berry, dau. of Levi Bean of Brentwood. No children. 

230 The Descendants of 

Stephen Moore, son of Thomas and Comfort Moore, 
was brought up on farm left at father's death to seven 
children, from whom, from time to time, Stephen pur- 
chased interests. In 1822-3 he and his brothers Samuel 
and Alexander erected a saw mUl on a stream running 
through part of the home farm. In 1866 Stephen Moore 
removed to Loudon Mills, leaving home place to son An- 
drew G. Stephen Moore opened and improved a cemetery 
during the last years of his life. He gave a bell to the 
Congregational Church at Loudon village. He sought no 
offices in the town but was a Captain of Militia before the 
Civil War. His picture is published in the History of 
Merrimack and Belknap counties with a sketch of his life. 

207 1 Joseph G. b. Dec. 12, 1827; m. 1st Mary A, Arlin, 
Mar. 16, 1848, who d. Sept. 21, 1855, No children. He m. 
2nd Annis Desire Nichols, Nov. 17, 1861, and d. Dubuque, 
Iowa, Jan. 12, 1906, where, at 295 W. 3rd St., she resides. 
Seven children. He was a railroad engineer and later con- 
ducted a coal and wood business at Dubuque, la., for 
over 30 years. 

2 Albert, b. Feb. 21, 1831; d. in infancy, 

3 Anna Maria, b. Sept, 17, 1833; d. Sept. 20, 1881; m. 

John O. Hobbs, b. June 2, 1822, d. Sept, 25, 1875, 
Newport, a merchant tailor, formerly of Deerfield, 
One child, Kate M., b. Mar. 8, 1868, d, Oct, 21, 
1895, m. June 5, 1894, Ralph S. Pollard, b. Nov. 22, 
1866. Saw mill operator, Newport. One child, 
Catherine Emily, b. Oct. 3, 1895. 

208 4 Andrew G., b. Jan. 12, 1836; d. Aug. 4, 1905; m. Jan. 
4, 1857, Laura A. Batchelder, who d. Mar. 29, 1908. He 
inherited and lived on the home place cleared by Thomas 
Moore, his grandfather. Two children. 

5 George L., b. Mar. 8, 1838; d. July 12, 1864, unm. in 
hospital, Union Army, Civil War. 

7 Mary Eowena, b. Sept. 14, 1842 ; d. Oct. 10, 1876, unm. 

8 Caroline A., b. Nov. 23, 1848; d. Jan. 1, 1852. 

VI. Sophronia, b. July 17, 1801; m. Dec. 25, 1826, Jacob Averill 
Potter, b. July 22, 1798, d. Apr. 28, 1865. A leading 
Democratic statesman of his day; 1844 Judge of Court of 
Common Pleas, presiding in 1853. Lived on farm settled 
by Ephraim, brother of grandfather, Richard. A descend- 
ant of Anthony Potter, Ipswich, Mass. Five children. 

209 1 Isaac Frye, b. Nov. 8, 1827; d. April 17, 1883, farmer, 

East Concord; m. Angeline Fretts, Hebron, who 
resides at East Concord at an advanced age. Three 

Capt. Samuel Mooe 231 

2 Charles Hamilton, b. May 1, 1831; d. Apr. 17, 1887; 

m. Mar. 16, 1865, Mary L. Tenney, b. 1832, dau. of 
Thompson and Harriet Tenney. Two children: 

1 Hattie May, b. "West Andover, Mar. 7, 1866; m. 

F. A. Douglass, Winthrop, Mass. School 
teacher and hotel keeper. One child, Alex- 
ander, b. Winthrop, 1894. 

2 Jessie Moore, b. East Concord, Jan. 31, 1870; 

d. Sept. 9, 1870. 

3 Mary Ellen, b. July 5, 1832; d. June 6, 1889; m. 1st 

Wm. , supposed to have afterward died in 

the Civil War. About 1855 Judge Potter went 
South, taking with him his daughter, Ellen, a dash- 
ing girl vidth coal black eyes and hair and a dark 
complexion, the latter a characteristic of the Potter 
family. A rich planter came North soon after they 
returned, and Ellen and he were married in con- 
siderable style. A short time afterward Judge 
Potter brought his daughter back home. There 
were no explanations but it was whispered that she 
had been ill treated and even that she was to have 
been offered as a slave. She m. 2nd June 22, 1870, 
Prof. Joseph H. Nichols, an old sweetheart, who d. 
about 1887. They lived Phillipsburg, N. J. Buried 
East Concord. No children. Mrs. Nichols was a 
woman of fine character and many accomplishments. 

4 Ann Maria, b. Mar. 17, 1835; d, Apr. 5, 1836. 

5 Laura Ann, b. June 28, 1837; d. July 22, 1857, not 

married. School teacher. 

6 (by adoption) Joseph Low, b. Nov. 4, 1848; d. Apr. 

22. 1866. 

VII. Comfort, m. 1st Wm. P. Neal of Canterbury. She m. 2nd 
Joseph Quimby of Sandwich. She m. 3rd Amory Carter, 
of Worcester. She died at Worcester. One child, (Neal) 
Wm, P., served in Union Army, 5th Reg. Ky. Vol. Inf., 
5th Eeg. 3rd brigade, 20th army corps, Dep't of the 

VIII. Thomas. Feb. 15, 1809, Thos. Moor, "sick and weak," made 
will, leaving to brother Samuel his gun, to Joseph Gerish 
of Canterbury everything else. The will was witnessed by 
Sam'l B., Thos. and Sam'l Gerrish. Thomas died young, 

232 The Descendants of 

IX. Myra A., b. May 22, 1811; d. May, 1874; m. Oct. 13, 1833, 
Joseph Neal Wadleigh of Meredith, b. July 2, 1810, d. 
June, 1867. Both buried Meredith cemetery. A farmer. 
North Sandwich. Six children: 

1 Thomas, b, Sept., 1834; d. in infancy. 

2 Julia Ann, b. July 25, 1836, at North Sandwich; m. 

Feb. 24, 1867, Lynn, Mass., Wm, Cole, b. Feb., 1811, 
d. Nov. 22, 1882. Resided Swampscott, Mass. A 
fisherman. No children. She resided Laconia. 

3 David F., b. Sept. 22, 1837; d. at 26, a shoemaker; m. 

Emma Speed of Ipswich, Mass., who d. Nov. 24, 
1863. No children. 

4 Abigail Hulda, b. Oct., 1840; d. 9 yrs.. Sandwich. 
210 5 Emily C, b. Feb. 1, 1844; d. May 1, 1904; m. Thomas 

Beede George, June 7, 1860, Danvers, Mass., b. Sept. 
3, 1836, d. and buried at Gibbon, Neb., Apr. 4, 
1907. Six children: 
6 Marietta, b. Sept. 28, 1846; m. Feb. 5, 1867, "Wm. J. 
Severance of Laconia, b. Aug. 27, 1840. A farmer. 
One child, Leroy J., b. Dec. 17, 1870; m. June 27, 
1891, Lakeport, Ida M. Sanborn, b. Sept. 21, 1867, 
Gilford. A farmer residing Lakeport. 


Children of Eandall Moore and Polly Hill: 

I. Walter Bryant Hill, b. Canterbury, Feb. 26, 1818; d. Somers- 
worth, Oct. 18, 1869; m. Sept. 15, 1841, Sarah E. Page, 
b. Apr. 6, 1819, "Wakefield. She is living at 5 South Spring 
St., Concord, with her daughter. He was, like all his 
brothers and sisters, large as well as tall. A shoemaker 
and farmer in Middleton. Seven children: 

1 Arianna E., b. Feb. 21, 1844; unmarried; resides Con- 


2 Sophronia A., b. Nov. 19, 1846; m. Charles H. Morgan 

of Bow, farmer, who d. Oct. 27, 1867. No children. 
She resides Concord. 

3 Clara A., b. July 11, 1848; m. Feb. 12, 1872, Charles 

Googin, cotton mill overseer, d. Amesbury, Mass., 
July 30, 1896; buried Somersworth. No children. 
She resides Concord. 

4 Mary E., b. Aug. 5, 1850; d. Aug. 12, 1852. 

5 Frank A., b. July 4, 1854; m. Dec. 25, 1881, Catherine 

Hewitt. Eeside Des Moines, la., 2818 Rutland Ave. 

Capt. Samuel Moor 233 

He is Vice-President and General Manager Midland 
Farm & Land Co. One son, Ralph, b. Nov. 7, 1884. 
An engineer residing 802 Park St., Kenosha, Wis. 

He m. July 1, 1900, Gertrude , b. Dec. 7, 

1884, One chUd, Esther. 

6 Mary A., b. Oct. 6, 1858; m. Eugene H. Jewell, Con- 

cord, who d. Dec. 1, 1898, an electrician. No 

7 Edward E., b. Feb. 26, 1862; d. Sept. 7, 1882, a jeweler, 

Somersworth. Not married. 

II. John M., b. Middleton, Nov. 19, 1822; d. June 4, 1859; m. 
Sabrina D. Seward, Wakefield, b. July 27, 1832, d. Apr. 
19, 1904 (wife of Albert C). A farmer and stone mason, 
Middleton. No children. 

III. James D., b. Jan. 4, 1825; d. July 15, 1914; m. 1st Dec. 23, 

1875, Mary A, Kelly, Durham, b. July 4, 1848, d. Oct. 
30, 1884. He m. 2nd May, 1885, Harriet A, Colbath, New- 
market, b. Aug., 1836, d. Oct, 18, 1885. He m. 3rd Mrs. 
Fidelia A. Dame, Sept. 15, 1887, b. May 2, 1847, Ports- 
mouth. He resided Middleton, a farmer. Was 1st Lieut. 
Co. I, 15th N. H. Vols. Civil War. Two children (Kelly). 

1 Olive B., b, Jan. 16, 1878, Resides, unmarried, Roches- 

ter. A teacher. 

2 Jennie M., b. June 7, 1881. Lives at home, unmarried. 

IV. Samuel E., b. July 6, 1827; d. Mar. 29, 1909; m. Abigail 

Ellis, Middleton. A farmer and shoemaker. One son, 
Anson A., b. Middleton. 

V. Albert C, b. Dec, 5, 1829; m. Sept, 9, 1860, Sabrina D. 
Moore, widow of his brother, John M. She died Apr. 19, 
1904, Middleton. He resided Middleton and d. there Sept. 
30, 1910. Farmer and shoemaker. Five children: 

1 Mary E., b. May 16, 1862; m. 1882, B. C. Johnson^ 

Amesbury, Mass. She d. Amesbury, Dec. 21, 1885. 
He resides Merrimac, Mass. Two children, machin- 
ists at Hopedale, Mass., not married: Albert C, b.- 
June 18, 1883, and Ernest C, b. Feb. 26, 1885. 

2 Emma E., b. July 8, 1863; not married; resides Mid- 


3 Charles A., b. Aug. 31, 1867; d. Sept. 18, 1889, Mid- 

dleton, A jeweler, Dover, not married. 

4 Eli S., b. Oct. 6, 1868; m. Oct. 28, 1897, Ethel I. Went- 

234 The Descendants of 

worth, Effingham, b. Lynn, Mass., June 22, 1873. 
A farmer, Middleton. Selectman of Town and for 
9 years chairman of the Board of Supervisors. Two 
children: Myrtle I., b. June 2, 1898, and Gladys S., 
b. Apr. 17, 1903. 
5 Lydia Anna, b. Feb. 23, 1871; not married. Teacher, 
residing Middleton. 

VI. Charles A., b. Jan. 22, 1832; d. Sept. 7, 1834. 

VII. Mary E., b. July 8, 1835; d. Aug. 17, 1847, Middleton. 

VIII. Betsey J., b. May 24, 1837; m. Jan. 10, 1883, J. B. Francis, 
Eochester, farmer and carpenter, who d. Nov. 27, 1908. 
She resides Rochester. No children. 


Children of John Moor and Hannah Morrill: 

I. Abiel Foster, b. Dec. 2, 1794 (bap. Apr. 10, 1796) ; m. Feb. 
29, 1824, Sarah Cavanaugh Cate, b. Feb. 13, 1807, d. Feb. 
22, 1887, at 80. He cleared a farm of 92 acres, a mile 
from Canterbury Center, between the Hackleborough and 
main east and west road, geographically in the center of 
town. He built the house and barn now standing there, 
be-fore his marriage, and to it brought his wife, daughter of 
Joseph Cate and Susan Caverno, from Loudon. He d. 
Mar. 9, 1843. His will was made Jan. 29, 1843, probated 
in May. Both died and were buried on the farm in graves 
not marked. The spot is near the road about 100 feet 
east of the house near a pile of sawdust left from a lum- 
bering job. Seven children: 

1 Harriet Abbott, b. Aug. 16, 1826; d. July 14, 1907. 
Not married, resided with parents. 
211 2 Sylvanus C, b. Feb. 14, 1830; d. at Weirs, Feb. 20, 

1910; m. May 5, 1861, Caroline Small, daughter of 
Jeremiah Small of Canterbury and Hannah Young 
or Barnstead, b. Sept. 6, 1837. After living on the 
home place, S. C. Moore removed to Weirs, about 
20 years before his death, where with son, Fred E., 
he kept a large Summer boarding-house. He raised 
live stock on the old farm in Canterbury untU his 
death, the house remaining unoccupied a large part 

Capt. Samuel Moor 235 

of the time. Mr. Moore, who had an excellent mem- 
ory for persons and events, took, at the age of 80, 
a keen interest in the preparation of this genealogy 
and was of material assistance. He was tall and 
spare, very erect and quick in thought and motion. 
He had dark eyes, white hair and beard. Two 
3 John, b. May 15, 1832; d. Feb. 28, 1844. 

212 4 Joseph Morrill, b. Apr. 23, 1834; m. Apr. 6, 1867, 

Nancy Lucinda Blessing, b. Manteno, HI., May 7, 
1846, d. Feb. 9, 1894. He served during Civil War 
in Co. K, 4th 111. Vol. Cavalry. Besides ''The 
Olympia," Washington, D. C, with his daughter, 
Sarah B. Three children, 
5 Edwin C, b. Dec. 22, 1836; m. at Tariffville, Ct., Anna 

, who d. Jan. 16, 1916. He was a machinist 

at Tilton and Springfield, Mass. He enlisted for 
and served throughout the Civil War. No children. 

213 6 Sarah Elizabeth, b. July 19, 1839; d. Sept. 16, 1911; 

m. Nov. 7, 1861, Freeman A. Garland of Canter- 
bury, b. Jan. 16, 1839, d. Apr. 17, 1907. Served in 
7th N. H. Eeg., Capt. Durgin's Co., Civil War. 
Two children. 
7 Hannah Clough, b. Apr. 21, 1842; m. July 28, 1869, 
Myron H. Stone, b. Mar. 14, 1842, Webster, a car- 
penter. She is buried Canterbury. Four children, 
two of whom, Leon M., and Len Charles, d. about 18 
years of age. Leona G., b. July 18, 1870, resides 
Providence, R. I., unm. Bertha, m. Perkins. 

II. Sarah (Sally), b. June 2, 1796 (bap. Aug. 6, 1797); d. Mar. 
21, 1850; m. Nov, 14, 1816, Solomon Caverly, b. Feb. 21, 
1795, d. Feb. 22, 1879, Pittsford, Vt., son of Moses Cav- 
erly, who was a grandson of Phillip Caverly of Barrington. 
He gave to the church at Loudon, shortly before his death, 
a bell, which was tolled there at his funeral the second 
time after it was hung. Two children: 

214 1 Abiel Moore, b. Nov. 28, 1817; d, July 11, 1879; m, 

1st Mar. 25, 1845, Caroline Ames, b. Sept. 20, 1820, 
of Canterbury, dau. of Thomas Ames. She d. Feb. 
2, 1851. He m. 2nd Nov. 30, 1854, Sarah L. God- 
dard, b. Aug. 15, 1830, of Troy, d. Oct. 18, 1902. 
Both buried at their home, Pittsford, Vt. He wa» 
a physician and surgeon. While practicing at Troy, 
N. H., he published a town history of that place. 
In 1872 he published the large history of Pittsford^ 

236 The Descendants op 

Vt., an excellent work. He was an antiquarian and 
an enthusiastic student of local history. Two 
Judith, b. Dec. 21, 1825; d. Feb. 18, 1910; buried 
Loudon; m. Nov. 27, 1856, Samuel Wales of London- 
derry, Vt., b. May 21, 1831, a farmer of Loudon 
and dealer in lumber, coal and wood, killed Oct. 21, 
1873, by his team of horses at Grafton. One child, 
Sarah C, b. May 25, 1858, Loudon, m, Apr. 29, 
1912, Frank H. Brightman, and resides Medfield, 

III. John, b. May 30, 1798; d, young; buried Canterbury Center, 

next beside father. 

IV. Hannah, b. Apr. 5, 1800; d. unmarried. Buried, no stone, 

not in close proximity to parents, Canterbury Center. 


Children of Reuben Moore and Nancy Hall : 

I. David MeCrillis, b. Apr. 15, 1797; d. Nov. 18, 1831, at 33; 
m. Dee. 7, 1819, Lucretia Bradley, b. Nov. 16, 1800. He 
lived in Canterbury nearly opposite S. C. Moore, on the 
north part of Eeuben Moore's farm. About 1870 S. 0. 
Moore tore the house, a low one of one story, down. Two 
children : 

1 Damon Wesley, b. June 7, 1823; d. July 26, 1825. 

2 Damon Wesley, b. Mar. 21, 1827; d. Northfield, Dec. 

8, 1854; buried Canterbury Center. J. M. Harper 
was appointed his guardian Sept. 22, 1835. 
Lucretia (Bradley) Moore m. 2nd Aug. 25, 1835, 
David Tallant, b. Apr. 2, 1785, d. Jan. 6, 1843. Children 
(non-Moore) : Lucretia Ann, b. 1836, d. 1838 ; Silvinia 
Ann, b. 1838, and Martha B., b. 1842. David Tallant died 
by accident in the woods. His widow married Benjamin 
Morrill, whose first wife was David Tallant 's sister, Abiah. 
Lucretia B. M. Tallant was buried in the small yard some- 
times called the "Tallant yard" on west side of Canter- 
bury Center-Concord road, commonly believed to have been 
near where the first (log) church in Canterbury stood. 
Damon Wesley, her son, m. 1848, Betsey Brown. (See 
Forrest Genealogy.) 

Capt. Samuel Moor 237 

II. Stephen J., b. Apr. 5, 1799; d. Nov. 21, 1867. A farmer, 
resided Canterbury, "James French" place. Buried Blos- 
som Hill cemetery, Concord. He m. Oct. 22, 1822, Mary 
Boyce, b. Nov. 18, 1802, d. Aug. 24, 1886. Eight children: 

1 Eliza Mary, b. July 29, 1823; d. Jan. 10, 1892; m. 

Joseph White, b. 1807, d. 1894 at Laconia. No 
children. He kept a store at Canterbury Center 
about 9 years and later resided at Laconia; a life 
insurance agent. 

2 Lucia Ann, b. Oct. 18, 1825; d. Dec. 15, 1891, at Mere- 

dith; m. 1st 1847, Carlton Osgood; m. 2nd 1856, 
Bradstreet Wiggin. Resided Charleston, 111,, and 
Concord. One child, Ona Eliza, b. Apr. 5, 1851. 

3 Samuel Boyce, b. Dee. 1, 1827; d. June 16, 1852, unm. 

A teacher, in New York City. 

4 Hazen W., b. May 24, 1829; d. June 15, 1876; m. 

Emily Leathers, b. Peterboro 1825, d. 1887 at Plain- 
field, N. J. He resided Davenport, la., Brooklyn, 
Plaiufield and Boston. They had two children: (1) 
Fred A., b. Davenport, July 12, 1857, d. Dorchester, 
Mass., 1900, married and had 1 child, Bettina, who 
d. at 3 yrs. of age; and (2) Louis Herbert, b. Nov. 
16, 1860, at Brooklyn, removing to Boston on fath- 
er's death. Attended school in Boston, received de- 
gree of B. A. 1885 at St. Stephen's College, Annan- 
dale, N. Y., intending to enter Episcopal priesthood, 
being a postulant at General Theological school in 
New York City. Feb. 9, 1888, Louis Herbert Moore 
married Alice Atwater Mace of Montclair, N. J., b. 
Brooklyn, 1864. After a short time with the N. Y. 
"World" he was sent abroad in 1889 by the United 
Press as London manager, becoming 1892 European 
manager of the Associated Press, its successor. In 
1899 he established the American Press Telegram 
Co. in London, of which he is proprietor and man- 
ager. He was present at the funeral of Alexander 
III at St. Petersburgh, at the marriage of the 
present Tsar, and was one of the two unofficial 
Americans present at the coronation ceremony of 
Nicholas II at Moscow. He has travelled all over 
Europe on important news work and political and 
historical events. He is a member of the Savage 
Club and resides 37 Burton Court, Chelsea, London, 
England. One child, Dorothy, b. Jan., 1890, m. 
Lieutenant Keith Grimble Groves, 17th Battalion, 
London Eegiment, Nov. 7, 1914. 

238 The Descendants of 

5 Alonzo B., b. July 26, 1833; d. Nov. 6, 1856, unm., a 

farmer residing at home. 

6 Mary, b. Aug, 29, 1837; m. Nov. 5, 1869, John Buck- 

land, a farmer, residing Laconia. She resides 98 
W. Main St., Concord. One child, Wm. H., b. Oct. 
80, 1870, d. Mar. 27, 1913, Chicago, manager The 
J. T. Polk Co. of Chicago, leaving widow, nee Delia 
Lannane, m. Nov. 28, 1895. They had one son, 
Fred W., b. Sept. 29, 1898. 

215 7 Sarah A., b. May 25, 1840; m. Jan, 18, 1866, Albert 

A. Brown, b. Dec. 17, 1836. Eeside Pennacook, a 
farmer. Four children, 
8 Charlie Wilson, b. Mar. 22, 1845; d. Aug. 15, 1903, 
Detroit, Mich.; buried Concord; m. Lucy Baldwin 
of Newport, N, H., who d. Jan, 19, 1917, Concord. 
One child, Clarence A., b. Jan. 1, 1876, d, July 11, 
1876. Mr. Moore was in 1880 sent to Detroit as 
Michigan manager of the New York Life Ins. Co., 
and became very successful, a prominent Congre- 
gationalist, 32° Mason, in 1893 member of state 
Legislature, later of the Senate. In 1895 he was 
Comptroller, city of Detroit. 

216 III. John Sutton, b. Jan. 23, 1802; d. Oct. 30, 1870; buried Can- 

terbury Center. Farmer and lumberman, living 1858 on 
farm next west of the present John Beck place; removed 
to Boscawen, built a house and died there. He was called 
"Captain." He m. (1st) Oct. 16, 1824, Lucinda French, 
b. Apr. 16, 1801, Loudon, who d. Dec. 19, 1848 at 47. He 
m. (2nd) Apr. 5, 1849 (by Eev. John Harriman) Hannah 
Dow of "West Concord, who d. May 18, 1891, at 76 yrs. 
Children by first wife, eight; second wife, two. 

rV. Joseph, b. Apr. 11, 1804 (bap. July 24, 1804). He d. May 
30, 1835, at 31 yrs. His will, Apr. 20, 1835, mentions 
father, mother, brothers and sisters. 

v. Mahalabeel, b. Oct. 27, 1807 (bap. June 24, 1808). Owing 
to a change in his name in early life his identity eluded 
discovery, the history of Pembroke where he died being 
conspicuously in error in attributing his fatherhood to 
"Stephen, who was born in England." The error was 
discovered after the writer had run down a "Henry M. 
Moore" of Concord, who was a quartermaster of the 11th 
Eeg. in 1847, finding his birth to have been Oct., 1807, in 
Canterbury. The only Moore born in that month and 

C.vpT. Samuel Moor 239 

year was Mahalabeel, son of Reuben, whereupon it de- 
veloped in correspondence with the late Hon. Henry M. 
Baker of Bow that they were one and the same. The 
following interesting story is told: In his youth Mahala- 
beel was apprenticed to a carpenter and as was the cus- 
tom of the times he was taken into the family of his 
master, whose good wife, in the language of the present 
day, refused to "stand for" his long and unpronounce- 
able Biblical "Christian" name and called him Henry, 
This name he adopted and placed in front of his given 
name. Henry M. Baker was named after him, but the 
"M. " stands for Moore, not Mahalabeel. That H. M, 
Moore was a carpenter is shown by a deed of Dec. 9, 1828, 
when he bought 112 sq. rods of land in Loudon village for 
$200 of H. S, Morrison, describing himself as "carpenter." 
He removed to Concord, however, as his permanent home. 
He m, 1st Lydia, b. Feb. 20, 1806, in Bow, daughter of 
James Baker. She d. Concord, Jan. 2], 1872; buried 
Minot lot. Concord. He m. 2nd Mary F. Staniels of Chi- 
chester. He m. 3rd Hattie M. Starkweather of Manchester, 
b. Sept. 8, 1835. He removed to Pembroke in 1875 and 
died there Mar. 6, 1881; buried Concord. Two sons: 

217 1 George Henry, b. Oct. 8, 1832 ; m. Dee. 29, 1853, Ellen 

J. Cram of Pembroke, b. Nov. 8, 1837, who resides 
95 Warren St., Concord. Three children. 

218 2 James Baker, b. Dec. 27, 1835; d. July 31, 1872, South- 

ampton, Eng!, buried Mt. Auburn, Cambridge, Mass.; 
m. Dec. 27, 1866, Mary Patterson Muzzey, b. Cam- 
bridge, Mar. 16, 1836, d. Newton, Mass., May 30, 
1907. He was a clergyman (Unitarian) at Law- 
rence and Springfield, Mass. He served in the 
Civil War as an officer. Two children. 

VI. Mary Ann, b. May 24, 1810. 

VII. Reuben, Jr., b. May 12, 1813. Lived on farm, Canterbury. 
He was "not quite bright," and possibly died on town 
farm; unm. 

VIII. Susannah Webster, b. Sept. 1, 1814; d. young, according to 
one who knew the fa mil y. 

IX. Thomas Tolar, b. Apr. 3, 1819; m. Apr. 15, 1841, Nancy B. 
Cleasby, Canterbury, who d. Oct. 4, 1880, at 67, buried 
Canterbury Center. They lived in the "mountain dia- 

240 The Descendants op 

trict" of East Concord. He enlisted and served in the 
Civil War. He shipped home his clothing and other be- 
longings and they were received but nothing was ever 
heard of him thereafter. He was called ' ' Captain. ' ' 
Four children: 

1 Eugene Dixon, b. Apr. 5, 1842; d. about 1915; buried 
Pennacock; m, Eliza Glines of Northfield (daughter 
of Obediah and Mary Plummer), d. July 8, 1893, 
Pennacook. He was farmer and carriage maker. 
No children. He ovimed on Clough Hill, Loudon, 
what was probably the home farm of Nathaniel 
Moore, youngest son of Ensign John Moore, namely 
lot No. 165 (100 acres), running S. W. nearly to 
the Suncook Eiver, and marked on 1858 county map, 
"C. Sargent and J. Wells." Original buildings 
all gone, save a barn. 
219 2 Henry Oscar, b. Aug. 18, 1843; d. 1908; m. Lucy 

Jacquois, b. Jan. 7, 1844, Sanbornton, who resides 14 
Church St., Concord, with daughter. He was a car- 
penter. Buried Pennacook. Two children. 

3 Alpheus Orlando, b. Sept. 12, 1846; d. in 1 month. 

4 T. Frank, b. 1852; d. Feb. 23, 1863, at 11 yeara. 

Grave beside his mother's in Canterbury. 

5 Helen Ann, b. Mar. 10, 1855, Concord; m. Oct. 15, 

1873, Bristol, William Joseph Muzzey, b. June 6, 
1844, Bristol, d. Feb. 21, 1903, TUton, buried Pen- 
nacook. Eesided Franklin 1893-4, a machinist, 
where a heavy iron fell on him rendering him an 
invalid for 13 years. She resided Claremont. Two 
children: Frank William, b. Jan. 31, 1883, d. Oct. 
20, 1885, Pennacook; and Bertha Helen, b. July 
18, 1890, Pennacook. A nurse, graduate Claremont 
General Hospital, residing Chicago. 


Children of Abiel Foster and Susannah Moore: 

L Mary ("Polly"), b. Jan. 1, 1797; d. June 18, 1870; m. June 
18, 1817, Moses Chamberlain, b. Feb. 2, 1792, Loudon. 
He removed to Pembroke about 1815 and to Ohio in 1835, 
after keeping a store in Pembroke for some years. About 
1843 he took up a permanent residence at Three Oaks, 
Mich., where he died Feb. 12, 1866, one of the best known 
and most respected citizens of the town. Thirteen chil- 
dren, 11 b. Canterbury, 2 b. Pembroke. 

Capt. Samuel Moor 241 

220 1 Mary Foster, b. Nov. 3, 1818; m. Hale Estabrook 

Crosby, Nov. 1, 1838, Concord, b. Oct. 15, 1816, 
Ashburnham, Mass. In Concord he was a printer. 
He resided for many years New Buffalo, Mich. 
She d. Jan. 7, 1890, Three Oaks, Mich. Five 

2 Mellen, b. June 4, 1821; m. June 6, 1849, Martha Ann, 
dau. Col. Jesse Putnam of Danvers, Mass. She d. 
Apr. 25, 1887. No children. The Foster Genealogy 
(Pierce — 1909) had this (condensed) to say of him: 
"Graduated Pembroke Academy, Dartmouth, 
1844, principal Brattleboro High School and Dane 
Law School, Cambridge, a lawyer in Boston, from 
1849 to 1866 Judge of the Municipal Court, chief 
justice 1866 to 1878, and from 1878 to 1890 Libra- 
rian of the Boston Public Library. He served in 
the Massachusetts House of Representatives and in 
the Senate and was School Committeeman, Alder- 
man and City Solicitor of Boston. He is an LL.D. 
Dartmouth, 1885. He wrote many addresses of 
great historical value including a history of Chelsea, 
Mass., where he resided from 1849 until his death. 
He left one of the largest collections of historical 
documents and manuscripts of his time. It is now 
exhibited in a separate room at the Boston Public 
Library. ' ' 

221 3 Henry, b. Mar. 17, 1824; m. 1st Jan. 16, 1851, Sarah 

J. Nash, b. Sept. 11, 1830, d. June 1, 1852. One 
child, Henry N. He m. 2nd Mrs. Rebecca (Ames) 
Vandeventer, Nov. 19, 1856, of Marion, Ind., b. 
Aug. 7, 1825, d. Aug. 27, 1896. Pierce, in the 
Foster Genealogy, says of him: 

"Henry Chamberlain went with his father to 
Michigan in 1843 and worked on the farm till 1850, 
when he went to Three Oaks, Mich., cleared a large 
farm, laying out and naming that village and town; 
dealt in merchandise and real estate. He took great 
interest in the material improvement of the country, 
was a member of the legislature in 1849, served on 
State Board of Agriculture, was a Grand Master 
Mason, received the votes of his party for Congress, 
three times for U. S. Senator and once for Gov- 
ernor. ' * 

Mr. Chamberlain took keen interest in search- 
ing for his ancestry in New Hampshire. His per- 
sistence discovered the precious John Moore- 

242 The Descendants of 

Ephraim Hackett agreement in a trunk containing 
old papers. In 1902 he paid for clearing the burial 
ground at Loudon, where his grandfather Chamber- 
lain and many of the latter 's children were buried. 
Henry Chamberlain died Feb. 12, 1907, in his 84th 
year. A fine type of a Christian gentleman. Four 
4 Elizabeth, b. Oct. 18, 1826; d. Mar. 17, 1850; m, Oct. 
18, 1849, John Gardner Mason, b. Apr. 13, 1819, 
and d. Howell, Mich. 

222 5 William, b. Feb. 7, 1834; m. Caroline S. Chamberlain, 

b. Oct. 29, 1834 (great-granddaughter of Abiel Fos- 
ter), Mar. 20, 1857, Canterbury. Eesided with 
father tUl 1864. Moved to Three Oaks and was a 
merchant till 1892. Served in both houses of the 
Legislature, from 1893 till he was made warden of 
the State Prison at Jackson. He d. Nov. 7, 1901. 
seven children. 

223 IL Abiel, b. June 19, 1798. Principal Columbus, Ohio, High 

School. Married Pamelia Judd. Four children. 

IIL Child, b. and d. Apr. 23, 1800. 

224 IV. Susannah, b. June 12, 1801; m. Jan. 18, 1825, Asa Stevens, 

b. May 5, 1794, Canterbury, son of Jesse Stevens (Otho*, 
Othos). Five children. Eemoved from Canterbury to 
Solon, Ohio, 1833. She d. Jan. 27, 1858, Solon. 

225 V. Nancy, b. Feb. 9, 1803; m. July 8, 1828, Eeuben M. Hanna- 

ford, b. Canterbury, May 1, 1800, Solon, Ohio. He d. 
Nov., 1884. She d. Mar. 8, 1858, Solon. Six children. 

226 VI. Joseph, b. Nov. 7, 1804; d. Jan. 31, 1877; m. Minerva Means. 

Resided Spartansburgh, S. C. She d. Nov. 26, 1896. Five 

VII. Elizabeth, b. Feb. 28, 1806 ; d. Nov. 26, 1841 ; m. Isaac Dalton, 
Oct. 27, 1834. She was a teacher in Ohio. One daughter, 
Susan Elizabeth, b. Oct. 28, 1841, d. young. 

Vm. Augusta Caroline, b. Oct. 14, 1807; d. 1882; m. Aug. 17, 
1843, Rufus Hubbard. Resided Moline, 111. No children. 

Capt. Samuel Moor 243 

227 IX. Martha Jane, a teacher in Ohio, b. Apr, 26, 1810; d. July 21, 

1881, at Morrison, lU.; m. Sept. 20, 1839, John Koy. Two 

X. Sarah, b. May 25, 1811; d. unmarried, Solon, 1883. 

XI, Catherine, b. Sept. 16, 1812; d. Mar. 29, 1813. 

XII. Catherine, b. July 31, 1816; m. Jan. 2, 1844, D. G. Judd, She 
d. Spartansburgh, S. C, Nov. 4, 1858. No children. 

XIII. Child, b. and d. June 1, 1817. 


Children of Stephen Moore and Phebe Kimball: 

I. Caleb Kimball, b. Nov. 16, 1800; d. about 70 yrs., bed-ridden 
16 years, a cripple balance of his life. Occupation, ped- 
dler. Buried Georgetown, Mass. Lived in Ipswich, Mass., 
many years. He m, widow Deborah Edmunds, George- 
town. One child. 

II. Hiram, b, Sept. 10, 1802; d. Griggsville, lU., his home, Mar. 
1, 1882, at 80 years, unmarried. A stone cutter, 

III. Lueretia Kimball, b, July 19, 1804; d. Apr. 5, 1828; buried 
Canterbury; name on family monument. 

IV. Stephen Webster, b. June 7, 1806. Said to have left home, 
a young man, for the South; supposed victim of an epi- 
demic raging there. He was never heard from. 

228 V. Jacob Kimball, b. Jan. 27, 1808; d. Mar. 21, 1892; m. 1835, 

Cynthia Ann Gerrish, b. Northfield, Feb. 8, 1813, d. Aug. 
8, 1894. Eemoved to Griggsville, Pike Co., HI. Five 

VI. Sarah Sawyer, b. Jan. 5, 1809; d. Mar. 28, 1899; m. Nov. 8, 
1837, David Gove Heath, b, Andover (son of Isaac Heath 
and Sally Gove), d. Sept. 14, 1884. Eesided Northfield, 
near Canterbury, Oak Hill neighborhood. He built brick 
residence on homestead. Three children: 

244 The Descendants of 

Sylvanus. An assistant surgeon in Civil War, and 
practiced medicine Champaign, 111. 

Caleb, d. Oklahoma City, Apr. 8, 1902, In ambulance 
service Civil War. Kept a meat market at factory 
village, later a livery stable keeper, residing on the 

Celestia S., m, 1st 1873 Albert Ames Moore (see 216), 
being his fourth wife. No chUdren, He d. Sept., 
1886, buried old North Cemetery, Concord. She 
cultivated the home farm for some years. She m. 
2nd Willard R. Stelle of Rahway, N. J. Resides 
Elliott Ave., Nashville, Tenn. No children. 

VII. Phebe M., b. Sept. 5, 1812 ; d. Nov., 1834. She lived at home, 
unmarried; buried Canterbury Center; name on family 

VIII. Lavinia K., b. Dec. 4, 1814; d. Sept. 5, 1846. She too lived 
at home, unmarried, being buried beside Phebe. 

IX. Charles Haddock, b. Nov. 3, 1816; d. Oct. 15, 1895, Chelsea, 
Mass., his home for many years. Named Haddock from 
President of Oberlin College, which he afterward attended. 
He m. 1840, Nancy Tuck Sanborn, Hampton, the day 
Queen Victoria was married; d. May 15, 1905; buried South 
Acton, Mass. Eight children, of which the six following 
lived to grow up: 

1 Anna Frances, b, Hampton; m. Wm. H. Porter of 

Boston, residing San Francisco, Cal. One son, 
Charles H. 

2 Charles Derby, b. Hampton, an assessor, Boston, Mass.; 

m. Alice Streeter. No children. 

3 Joseph Walter, d. in Civil War, not married. 

4 Adelaide Eliza, b. Mar. 13, 1849, Boston; m. T. J. 

Nooning, New Bedford, Mass., b. Oct. 13, 1838. Re- 
side, Boston, Mass., 19 Albemarle St. He is a sales- 
man. No children. 

5 Henry Woodard, b. Hampton. Served in Civil War. 

He d. unmarried, at Soldiers' Home, Togus, Me., 
Dec. 31, 1915. A painter. 

6 Ida Isabelle, b. Chelsea; m. Sept. 25, 1872, Herbert 

A. Tuttle, b. June 16, 1851. Occupation, bookkeep- 
er, Boston, Mass. They reside 19 Albemarle St., Bos- 
ton, Mass. No children. 

Capt. Samuel Moor 245 

X. Martha Kittredge, b. Oct. 1, 1818; m, James Snow Cogswell, 
b. Oct. 3, 1818, d. Mar, 26, 1863, of Landaff, residing 
Manchester. Builder and contractor. Buried Valley Cem- 
etery. She died Dec. 4, 1911, at her daughter 's home at the 
advanced age of 93 years and 2 mos., with most of her 
faculties well preserved. Five children: 

1 Emma, b. Aug. 4, 1848; d. Aug. 25, 1848. 

2 Frank Erwin, b. Feb. 12, 1850, Manchester; d. 1874, 

immarried. A clothier, 

3 Cecilia Grace, b. June 10, 1851; d. Oct. 2, 1855. 

4 James Edward, b. Apr. 20, 1859; d. 1869, Manchester. 

5 Mary Ella, b. Jan. 11, 1857; m. Nov. 25, 1875, George 

W. Eastman, b. Lowell, Mass., Nov. 9, 1850, enter- 
ing the fire insurance business there at age of 16. 
When 21 years of age he became special agent of 
the New Hampshire Fire Ins. Co., in 1880 becoming 
special agent of the "Fire Association of Phila- 
delphia" at Boston, later with the "British Amer- 
ica," returning for 5 years with the "New Hamp- 
shire." In 1887 he became special agent and later 
manager of the California Ins. Co. for the Atlantic 
States, serving until its retirement in 1891, when 
he became General Agent of the Peoples Fire Ins- 
Co. of Manchester. In 1894, after the retirement 
of that company, he became special agent of the 
Rochester German Ins. Co. and while holding that 
position he died June 1, 1902. One son, Harry 
Louis, b. Dec. 11, 1877, Manchester, who m, Oct. 7, 
1908, Minnie Potter of New York. They conduct 
the "Pilgrim House," Provincetown, Mass. No 
children. Mr, Eastman by another marriage had 
one daughter, Genevieve. 

XI. Frederick Parker (named from the minister in Canterbury), 
b. Oct. 31, 1822; d. Sept. 9, 1886; m. June 27, 1847, Bos- 
ton, Lucy Ann Harris, b. Aug. 18, 1818, Ipswich, d. Sept. 
2, 1880, Ipswich, A farmer. Three children: 

1 Elizabeth Harris, b. April 16, 1848, Boston; m. Samuel 

Hazen Baker, Ashland, Ipswich, Mass., Oct, 16, 
1883. A manufacturer at Ashland. She resides 
Ipswich. Two children: Althine, b. Oct. 29, 1884, 
d. Aug. 17, 1885; Elsie Moore, b. Oct. 10, 1886, a 
school teacher. 

2 George Frederick, b. Ipswich, July 18, 1850; d. June, 


246 The Descendants of 

3 Lucy Woodbury, b. Boston, Jan, 10, 1855; d. Nov. 14, 
1896, in Paris (France); m. Mar. 1, 1880, Ipswich, 
Charles Franklin Lewis, travelling salesman, d. June 
24, 1882, Hamilton, Mass. No children. 

XII. EUza Purkit, b. July 17, 1823; d. Sept., 1867; m. George W. 
French. Moved to Bristol, then to Boston, where he wa» 
a police officer, removing to Lawrence, Mass., a merchant. 
He d. at his brother's in West Kumney, Apr., 1868, and 
was buried there. Three children: 

1 Horace E., b. Oct. 6, 1844; d. Apr. 7, 1910, Bowdoin, 

Me., from burns in trying to extinguish an over- 
turned lamp in his home. Enlisted Lawrence, May, 
1861, Co. F., 14th Mass. Vols., afterward 1st Mass. 
Heavy Art. Ee-enlisted Dec, 1863, in the field; 
discharged Aug., 1865. Participated in second bat- 
tle of Bull Run, at Antietam, 3rd day at Gettys- 
burgh, the 2nd Fredericksburgh battle. He was 
captured in front of Petersburgh June 22, 1864, 
and was slightly wounded, confined in Libby Prison 
5 days, at Belle Island and later at Andersonville, 
Georgia; exchanged Dec. 29, 1864. Mr, French 
lived at the Soldiers' Home, Togus, Me., for some 
years. Three children: Horace W,, b. Lawrence, 
1870, not married, in cotton mill, Methuen, Mass.; 
Emma E., b. Lawrence, 1874, m. 1904, Joseph Crow- 
shaw, machinist, residing 127 Penn St., Providence, 
E. I., no children; and Joseph K., b. Methuen, 1876, 
painter, not married. 

2 George W., b. Lawrence; d. 1874, Syracuse, N. Y., 

hotel clerk, unmarried. 

3 Emma E., d. 1868, Lawrence; buried with mother, Can- 



Children of Charles H. Towle and Charlotte Moore: 
I. Charles, b. — ; d. Oct., 1887, a farmer, not married. 

II. Olive Ann, b. 1857; m, 1902, Olin H, Gilpatrick, b. Notting- 
ham, 1861. Workman in railroad shops. Concord. No 
children. Address Concord, N. H., Route 14. 

ni. C. Frank, b. June 8, 1853; m. Dec. 11, 1877, Lizzie M. Du- 

Capt. Samuel Moor 247 

charme, b. June 24, 1860, Plattsburgh, N. Y. A wheel- 
wright in railroad shops, Concord. One child, Florence E., 
b. May 9, 1881, Concord, m, Sept. 14, 1904, Horace 
Palmer, b. Cambridge, Mass., Apr. 1, 1876. Eeaide Garden 
City, Cuba, where he grows oranges. 

IV. Fred B. A carpenter residing Manchester. 

V. Elbert E., m. LiUa Haines, Loudon. Besides Loudon village. 
A farmer. Two children: Herman, b, Jan. 27, 1892; and 
Gladys, b. Feb. 8, 1896, 

"VI. Minnie, m. Charles Haskel, Loudon village, a blacksmith. No 

VII. Ira Sanborn, m. Mary True, Loudon village. A carpenter. 
Concord. One child, Mildred. 


Children of Joseph G. Moore and Annis: 
I. George Ely, b. Apr. 23, 1864; d. Aug. 24, 1865. 

II. Frederick Lehira, b. Mar. 13, 1866; m. Dubuque, Mary Ma- 
tilda Marble, Sept. 18, 1893. He is a stereotyper, 4719 
San Francisco Ave., St. Louis, Mo, Three children: James 
Greeley, b, June 23, 1895; Frederick Lehira, b. May 7, 
1897; Annis Mary, b, Dec, 16, 1903. 

in. Albert Joseph, b. Apr. 28, 1870; d. June 25, 1870. 

rV. Franklin Joseph, b, Aug. 26, 1871; m. Dubuque, Anna DoUena 
McNab, Dec. 24, 1898, b. Stirling, lU. Dec. 6, 1890. 
Adopted Martha Irene, b. July 7, 1904. A teamster, resid- 
ing 469 Bluff St., Dubuque. 

V. Herbert Stephen, b. June 28, 1873; m. Lancaster, Wis., June 
30, 1895, Jennie Myrtle Hubbard, b. Potosi, Wis., May 
25, 1877. Two children: Joseph Glen, b. Sept. 7, 1896; 
Ealph Hubbard, b. April 14, 1901. A court reporter and 
expert stenographer, formerly of Dubuque, la., now of 
San Diego, Cal., in similar work. Resides 2230 Cliff St., 
San Diego, Cal. 

248 The Descendants of 

VI. Arthur Pietefs, b. Jan. 5, 1878; m, Apr. 8, 1901, Mathilda 
Graessle, b. Herrenalb, Wurtemberg, Germany, Dec. 26, 
1877. One child, Joseph Graessle, b, Feb. 19, 1904. He 
is Secretary to Commissioner Public Works of St. Paul, 
and resides 1713 Lincoln Ave., St. Paul, Minn. 

VII. Eugene Bennett, b. Apr. 1, 1880; m. Apr. 2, 1907, Marie 
Pauline, sister of Mathilda Graessle, b. Dec. 19, 1872, at 
Herrenalb. Inspector, Dept. Public Works. Two children: 

1 John Gerald, b. June 21, 1908. 

2 Georgine P., b. Feb, 22, 1914; residing 1690 Lincoln 

Ave., St. Paul, Minn. 


Children of Andrew G. Moore and Laura : 

229 I. Charles Z., b. Nov. 17, 1857; d. May 14, 1905; m. 1st 1884, 
Ida Jameson, who d. Apr. 22, 1891. One child. He m. 
2nd Emma George of Salisbury, who resides Pennacook. 
Five children. 
II. Herbert S., d. 1884, unm. 


Children of Isaac Frye Potter and Angeline Fretts: 

I. Fred Oscar, b. Dee. 12, 1861; m. June 26, 1895, Mrs. Jessie 
Foote Hannaford, b. Wells, N. T. A farmer residing 
near Matthias Moore place in Canterbury. Two children: 

1 Averill M., b. Apr. 11, 1896. 

2 F. Oscar, b. Apr. 4, 1898. 

II. John Maynard, b. June 3, 1863; resides, unmarried, at home 
place with mother. 

III. Laura E., b. June 13, 1866; m. Dec. 4, 1901, True F. Arlin, 
Loudon village, b. Oct. 17, 1865, rural mail carrier. One 
1 Beatrice L., b. Aug. 29, 1902. 

Capt, Samuel Moor 249 


Children of Thomas B. George and Emily: 
I. William, b. July, 1851; d. in infancy. 

II. Addie M., b. Apr. 4, 1867; m. Sept. 3, 1884, at Gibbon, Neb., 
C. C. Beers, b. Feb. 24, 1861, at Mt. Pleasant, Iowa. In 
1908 removed Mitchell, Neb., to Cornelius, Oregon. Five 
children : 

1 Blanche, b. Oct. 7, 1885; m. Orville S. Jones, Oct. 28, 

1903, a farmer of Mitchell, now of Cornelius. Two 
children: Elmer, b. Jan. 26, 1906; and Laura, b. 
May 8, 1908. 

2 Clara, b. May 15, 1888; m. Wm. O. Fuller, Sept. 28, 

1903, now residing at Cornelius. Three children: 
Charles, b. Aug. 28, 1905; Agnes, b. Jan. 3, 1907; 
Margaret, b. July 17, 1909. 

3 Frank, b. Jan. 8, 1894. 

4 George, b. May 24, 1895. 

5 Mabel, b. Dec. 31, 1896. 

in. Myra A., b. Feb. 15, 1869, at Danvas, Essex Co.; m. James 
B. Honts, b. Apr. 4, 1865, Charleston, 111., Sept., 1886, at 
Gibbon, Neb. Eeside Westerville, Custer Co., Neb. Five 
children : 

1 Emily I., b. May 11, 1888, Ansley, Neb.; m. Aug. 31, 
1910, Harrison Noble, b. May 24, 1889, farmer, 
Westerville, Neb. Five children, born Ansley: 

1 Thomas, d. Apr. 4, 1894. 

2 Alva, b. May 19, 1892; d. Apr. 4, 1894. 

3 Warren, b. Sept. 26, 1895; d. Nov. 2, 1895. 

4 James B., J., b. Oct. 30, 1897. 

5 Sylvester H., b. Apr. 29, 1900. 

rV. Thomas B., b. Feb. 15, 1871; m. Anna B. Chambers, Dec. 24, 
1893. One child, Nettie, b. June, 1895. 

V. Julia Etta, b. Oct. 19, 1879; m. 1896, Kearney, M. E. Night- 
ingale. Keside Greenwood, Neb. No children. A boy, 

VI. Bessie R., b. Feb. 24, 1887; m. Elmer R. Anderson, Oct. 10, 
1906. A farmer, residing Westerville, Neb. One child, 
Donald Keith, b. Nov. 11, 1907, d. Feb. 23, 1908, buried 
at Ansley. 

250 The Descendants of 

Children of Sylvanus C. Moore and Caroline Small: 

I. WilUe S., b. Mar. 30, 1865; m. Nov., 1887, Mary J. Down- 
ing, Concord. A driver for "Swift's." Two children: 

1 LiUa May, b. Aug. 5, 1888; m, Nov. 12, 1912, Dale 

Eddy Badger, Concord. One child, Neal Moore, 
b. Oct. 10, 1913. 

2 Leon Willie, b. Jan. 18, 1895; d. in infancy. 

II. Fred Elwyn, b. Oct. 22, 1873; m. Georgianna Wetherbee, Attle- 
boro, Mass. A boarding-house keeper, Weirs. Two chil- 

1 George Elwyn, b. Jan, 6, 1894. 

2 Ina Belle, b. Mar. 26, 1906. 


Children of Joseph Moore and Nancy Blessing: 
I. Sarah Eebecca, b. Jan. 2, 1868. Unm. 

II. Elizabeth Lucinda, b, July 18, 1871; m. July 23, 1890, James 
Van Poole of Kankakee, Til. Two children; 

1 Joseph Moore, b. June 16, 1891. 

2 Dorothea Ethel, b. Sept. 27, 1893. 

III. Gertrude Leona, b. Jan. 7, 1881; m. Apr. 11, 1914, Iloyal 
Edwin Burnham, Washington, D. C. 


Children of Freeman A. Garland and Sarah Moore: 

I. Edwin Freeman, b. Oct. 29, 1865; house painter and decorator, 
Nashua; m. Sept. 6, 1887, Alice Lussier. One child: 
1 Sadie M., b. June 17, 1888; grad. Tilton Seminary; m. 

Robert A. Clough, May 25, 1913. One child, Edwin 

G., b. Mar. 25, 1914. 

Capt. Samuel Moor 251 

II. Grace Moore, b. Dec. 1, 1873; m. May 25, 1893, Edward V. 
Phelps, machinist, Nashua, residing 3 Allds St. Three 
children : 

1 Lester Garland, b. May 3, 1894, a draughtsman. 

2 Wallace Edward, b, July 25, 1899. 

3 Esther Elizabeth, b. Oct. 6, 1906. 


Children of Abiel Moore Caverly and Caroline Ames: 

I. Charles Solomon, b. Sept. 30, 1856, Troy. Graduated Harvard 
College, 1878. A physician, 9 Court St., Eutland, Vt. He 
m. Mabel Alice Tuttle, b. Jan. 13, 1862, Rutland. He is 
Professor of Hygiene, University of Vt. Medical School, 
and has been President of the State Board of Health since 
1891. Two children: 

1 Harley Tuttle, b. Mar. 24, 1887; graduated Dartmouth 

1909 ; d. Nov. 15, 1910, student Johns Hopkins Medi- 
cal School; buried Pittsford, Vt. 

2 Infant son, b. June 25, 1890; d. June 27, 1890. 

II. Caroline Ames, b. May 28, 1858, Troy; m. Sept. 1, 1881, Pitts- 
ford, Henry Haven Swift, b. Feb. 14, 1855, physician and 
surgeon of Marble, Col., now residing Pittsford, Vt. Four 
children : 

1 Katherine, b. Sept. 6, 1882, Pittsford; m. June 2, 1906, 

"Wniiam Eobert Frazier, civil engineer, residing 
Pittsford, Vt. One child, Robert S., b. July 12, 

2 Sarah Caverly, b. Mar. 29, 1884, Pittsford; m. Oct. 1. 

1913, James Philip Turner, b. July 22, 1877, St. 
Albans, Virginia. He is in the insurance business. 
Reside 4570 36th Ave., Seattle, Wash. One child, 
Elizabeth Ruth, b. Mar. 31, 1915, 

3 Charles Henry, b. Mar. 22, 1888, Pittsford. Graduate 

University of Vt. Medical College, 1913. Practicing 
physician, Rutland, Vt. 

4 Ruth CaroUne, b. June 12, 1894, Pittsford. Student 

of nursing, Mary Fletcher Hospital, Burlington. 

252 The Descendants op 


Children of Albert A, Brown and Sarah Moore: 

I. Georgia Adella, b. Apr. 12, 1869; d. June 17, 1872. 

II. Mary Estella, b. June 6, 1873; m. Nov. 9, 1891, George H. 
Provo, b. July 17, 1872. Carpenter, Pennacook. Two 
children: Lester G., b. May 9, 1892; Lee Brown, b, Aug. 
29, 1893. 

III. Frank Leroy, b. Feb. 12, 1876; m. May 15, 1904, Anna Eck- 
land. A hotel manager, Springfield, Mass. No children. 

IV. Charles Albert, b. Aug. 27, 1884; m. 1902, Georgia Moulton, 
Pennacook, Foreman painter, Santa Barbara, Cal. One 
child, Lionel Albert, b. May 30, 1906. 


Children of John Sutton Moore and Lucinda French: 

230 I. Clarissa H., b. Apr. 8, 1825; d. Jan. 8, 1892; m. Apr. 15, 1848, 

Samuel Chase Pickard, Canterbury, b. June 12, 1820, d. 
Oct. 30, 1896. Eesided Canterbury, Leominster and Read- 
ing, Mass. A cabinet maker. In 1867 he bought a farm 
in Canterbury and died there. Seven children. 

268 II. Charles Henry, m. 1870, Sarah Sturtevant, b. 1838. He was a 
farmer and carpenter, removing from New Hampshire about 
1867 to Cresco, Iowa. He served with his brother Sylvester 
in Co. A, 23rd Ohio Vols, in the Union army, Civil War. 
He d. March, 1877, buried New Oregon, la. She resides 
with daughter in ' ' North West Angle ' ' of Minnesota, Lake 
of the Woods. P. O. address, Warroad, via Oak Island, 
Minn. Two children. 

1 Elizabeth, m. 1st Charles E. Burns, who d. Florida; m. 

2nd, April 2, 1917, William Eckhart of Warroad, 

2 Cora B., m. 2nd William Le May. They have several 

children and reside Great Falls, Montana, 1615% 
Third Ave. 

III. Albert Ames, b. Sept. 10, 1829; m. 1st Jan. 1, 1852, Clara 
Arlin of Loudon, who d. Apr. 8, 1853; m. 2nd EUen Ford, 

Capt. Samuel Moor 253 

Mar., 1854, b. Sept. 21, 1839, daughter of Wm. P. Ford 
of Concord. She d. Mar. 1, 1856 in her 17th year after 
the birth of her child, Nellie Ford, b. Nov. 6, 1855, d. Nov. 
6 1856. A. A. Moore m. 3rd Mary McKee of Morristown, 
N. J., May 25, 1863. She d, June 12, 1872. Two children: 
Wm. Ford and Geo. McKee, both of whom died in early 
manhood, the latter at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., after his 
father. He m. 4th July, 1873, Celestia Heath of Franklin. 
He is buried at Concord with son Willie. 

rV. Sabrina Clough, b. Nov. 14, 1831; d. 1854, at 23 yrs. of age, 
just ready to be married; buried Canterbury Center. 

869 V. Sylvester French, m. Jan. 1, 1863, at Vernon Springs, Iowa, 
Susan Sturtevant, b. Sept. 12, 1840. She resides Fairbault, 

Minn., with daughter, Mrs. Ear. He. d. , 18 . 

He was a carpenter and farmer. He served in Co. A, 28rd 
Ohio Vols, in Civil War. Eight children. 

1 Charles Edwin, b. Oct. 5, 1863. Eemoved to Colorado, 

1894. Present address unknown. 

2 William Arthur, b. Nov. 20, 1865 ; d. Oct. 19, 1866. 

3 Sarah Ella, b. Jan. 10, 1869; m. May, 1899, WilUam 

Mahaffy, ranchman, of Cooper, Mend Co., Minn. 
Six children: 

1 Louis, b. April 29, 1900. 

2 Eleanor, b. Mar. 13, 1902. 

3 Dorothv, b. Mav 16, 1904. 

4 John, b. Oct. 4,' 1907. 

5 Theodore, b. Sept. 5, 1909. 

6 George, b. Sept. 22, 1912. 

4 John Lucius, b. Jan. 10, 1869 (twin to Sarah Ella). Re- 

sides, unm., Faribault, Minn. 

5 Susan Bertha, b. March 1, 1871; d. March 4, 1904; m. 

April 20, 1899, William Bergquest, of Carsland, 
Alberta. Two children: 

1 Clarence Wilhelm, b. March 14, 1900. 

2 Leslie, b. April 23, 1904. 

6 Delilah, b. Oct. 5, 1873; d. March, 1907. Unm. 

7 Harriet Isabel, b. Aug. 12, 1876 ; m. Dec. 14, 1905, 

Je-sse Almon Eay, real estate dealer, Faribault, Minn. 
Four children: 

1 Percy Allen, b. April 25, 1907. 

2 Gervaise, b. Sept. 7, 1909. 

3 Thomas Morton, b. Feb. 11, 1913. 

4 Henry Burton, b. Dec. 31, 1913. 

8 Lucina March, b. Dec. 26, 1879; m. Ingrold Ferdinand 

Dahl, Nov. 20, 1900, a merchant of Lyle, Minn. 
Two children : 

1 Marguerite Lucille, b. Aug. 10, 1909. 

2 Vivian, b. June 2, 1904. 

254 The Descendants of 

VI. Susan Webster, b. Jan. 22, 1837; m. Mar. 5, 1871, John A. 
McClure, b. Boscawen, 1823. He d. Aug., 1909. One daugh- 
ter, Sarah Edith, b. Sept. 28, 1875, a teacher, 11 Cum- 
mings Ave., Concord. 

Vn. Lucinda French, b. Jan. 24, 1839; d. Feb. 28, 1867; m. Dec. 
8, 1864 Joseph KJnowles, Canterbury, b. Jan. 22, 1838, New 
London, d. Feb. 28, 1901, Nashua, buried Pennacook. A 
farmer. One child, Susie, b. Dec. 30, 1866, m. Oct. 28, 
1907, Lemuel Nutting (b. Danville, Canada, Mar. 3, 1860) 
of Claremont. 

VIH. Eliza Taylor, b. June 26, 1841; m. Calvin D. Sewell, Farming- 
ton, Me. Carriagemaker and farmer. A widower with 6 
children. He died Nov. 2, 1883. Mrs. Sewell was for many 
years a teacher in Hardin College, Mexico, Mo. She died 
at residence of her daughter. West Eoxbury, Mass., Feb. 
15, 1913. Two children: 

1 Susie Isabelle, b. June 6, 1875, Farmington, Me., m. 

Aug. 18, 1908, at Farmington, Herbert Coleman 
Hunter of Washington, D. C, b. Sept. 17, 1875, 
Newburyport. Resides East Falls Church, Va. He 
is associate editor of the National Weather Bureau. 
Two children: Eichard S., b. Oct. 25, 1909; Gilbert 
Thurston, b. Oct. 17, 1911, both in Washington. 

2 Helen Alberta, b. Mar. 11, 1877; m. Aug. 22, 1911, 

Frederick Hunter, brother to Herbert, at Gorham, 
Me. He is a building contractor's engineer of 174 
Park Ave., West Eoxbury, Mass. 

IX. Hannah Dow, b. Jan. 25, 1850; d. 1854 of scarlet fever; 
buried beside parents, Canterbury Center. 

X. John Howard, b. May 22, 1852; m. June 18, 1874, Isabelle N. 
Brown, Pennacook, b. Apr. 7, 1850, d. Oct., 1908. A ma- 
chinist at Pennacook. Three children: 

1 Herbert F., b. July 10, 1875; m. Sept. 11, 1902, Grace 

Mark, b. Jan. 1, 1873, Gilsum. Professor of En- 
gineering materials, University of Hlinois; in charge 
of testing laboratories, Urbana, 111., his residence. 
He has served on the faculties of Cornell University 
and of the University of Wisconsin. Two children: 
Margaret, b. Aug. 23, ip07, Madison, Wis., Mark 
Brown, b. Sept. 15, 1910, Champaign. 

2 Marie Belle, b. July 21, 1876; d. in infancy. 

Capt. Samuel Moor 255 

3 Howard B., b. Aug. 8, 1883; resides at home; m. June 
2, 1909, Agnes Masson. Clerk in Boston & Maine 
fi-eight office. Two children : Isabel, b. Mar. 11, 
1910; Jean Erskine, b. May 6, 1913. 


Children of George H. Moore and Ellen Cram: 

I. Charles Carter, b. Concord, Sept. 18, 1854; m. Dec. 25, 1875, 
Ida Florence Nichols, Claremont. Reside 95 Warren St., 

II. Henry M. 2nd, b. Aug. 29, 1860; d. July 31, 1861. 

III. George H. Jr., b. June 27, 1862; d. Jan. 17, 1863. 


Children of James Baker Moore and Mary P. Muzzey: 

I. Walter Muzzey, b. Lawrence, June 24, 1868; d. Dec. 11, 1868. 

n. Edward Muzzey, b. Nov. 23, 1870, a lawyer, 27 State St., 
Boston, residing 60 Pembroke St., Newton, Mass. A. B. 
Harvard 1892, LL.B. 1895. He m. Sept. 20, 1900, Taunton, 
Helen Josephine Sprout, b. July 24, 1871, Boston. Two 
children : 

1 Henry Sprout, b. June 27, 1901, Cambridge. 

2 Helen, b. June 26, 1908, Newton. 


Children of Henry 0. Moore and Lucy Jacquith: 

I. Henry Frank, b. Dec. 19, 1867, Pennacook; m. Lucy H. Baxter, 
Jan. 20, 1890, Providence, R. I. He was a printer and book- 
keeper of Shushan and Cambridge, now of Schenectady, 
N. Y. Two children: 

1 Ethel Lenore, b. Syracuse, Feb. 17, 1892. 

2 Maurice Leroy, b. Shushan, Feb. 20, 1898. 

XL Mabel Grace, b. June 24, 1874. She is a bookkeeper. 

256 The Descendants of 


Children of Hale E. Crosby and Mary Foster: 

I. Joseph Birney, b. June 3, 1842, Boscawen; m. Sept. 28, 1869, 
Cornelia Frances Hammond, Three Oaks, b. May 10, 1850, 
Brant Center, N. Y. He served in Civil War. Was a farmer 
at Three Oaks, Mich, Resides Alhambra, Cal., 800 So. 
Chapel St., retired. Seven children, all born New Buffalo, 
Mich. : 

1 Mary Frances, b. July 24, 1870; m. at Three Oaks, Feb. 

22, 1905, Elbert V. Mendenhall, b. Mar. 24, 1871, 
in Jasper Co., Iowa. Reside 152 W. 24th St., Los 
Angeles, Cal. A salesman and inventor. One child, 
Harriet Elmina, b. Mar. 8, 1908, Altoona, Pa. 

2 Nettie Rebekah, K Jan. 11, 1872; m. July 4, 1900, 

James McCall Frierson of Anderson, S. C, b. Apr. 
28, 1868, Florence, S. C. Reside Cedar Spring, 
S. C. Foreman printing office in School for the 
Deaf, and a teacher there. No children. 

3 Harry, b. Nov. 21, 1873; d. Mar., 1875. 

4 Frederick Birney, b. Feb. 8, 1875; m. Dec. 24, 1898, 

Jessie Wright, b. Nov. 16, 1873, Three Oaks. A 
farmer at Three Oaks. Six children: all born there: 
Warren Estabrook, b. Jan. 7, 1900; Marian Frances, 
b. Mar. 3, 1901; Grace Elinor, b. Jan. 5, 1903; 
Leona May, b. Dec. 6, 1904; Birney Wright, b. July 
17, 1908; Estella Belle, b. Dec. 3, 1910. 

5 John Hunt, b. June 17, 1877, New Buffalo; d. Dec. 

17, 1913, after an operation. He was a physician 
and surgeon, Plainwell, Mdch. President Kalamazoo 
Academy of Medicine, 1911. He m. June 17, 1907, 
Otsego, Mich., Fannie Rachel Cross of Plainwell, b. 
Aug. 31, 1875, Ionia, Mich. Three children: John 
Henry, b. Nov. 16, 1908, d. infancy; Rachel, b. June 
14, 1910; John Samuel, b. Jan. 15, 1913. 

6 Hattie Bell, a nurse, Bronson Hospital, Kalamazoo, b. 

June 29, 1879; d. Sept. 16, 1913, unmarried. 

7 Henry Hammond, b. Jan. 14, 1883; d. Oct. 16, 1906. 

II. William Hale, b. July 23, 1844, New Buffalo; d. July 27, 1844, 

III. Charles Hale, b. July 27, 1849; d. July 12, 1850. 

IV. Henry Chamberlain, b. Nov. 22, 1852; m. June 18, 1884, E. 

Stella Greenamyer of Princeton, 111., h. Jan. 26, 1856, d. 

Capt. Samuel Moor 257 

June 25, 1910. He is a farmer, formerly school teacher 
and County Examiner, Three Oaks, Mich. Two children: 

1 Ajnos Hale, b. Dec. 25, 1885, at New Buffalo; m. Oct. 

27, 1910, at Howell, Emily C. Eager, b. Aug. 23, 
1883, Howell. A farmer of New Buffalo. 

2 Ruth Estella, b. July 3, 1891, New Buffalo. Mr. Crosby 

resides on the old farm cleared more than 60 yrs. 
ago by his father and mother, 

V. John Abbott, b. Dec. 18, 1854. Graduated Boston Medical Col- 
lege. A physician, Minneapolis, Minn. He m. June 25, 1884, 
Adelaide Randall Upton, who d. Aug. 2, 1910. Three 
children : 

1 Emily Norwood, b. Mar. 2, 1885; m. Hilas Lee Gillan of 

Glenwood, Cal. 

2 Adelaide Upton, b. Sept. 13, 1886; m. June 24, 1908, 

Orvin E, M. Keller, 4724 Emerson Ave., Minneapolis. 
Secretary International Sugar Feed Co. Two chil- 
dren, b. Minneapolis: Dorothy, b. July 4, 1910; 
Eleanor, b. Jan. 20, 1912. 

3 John Upton, b. Jan. 25, 1901, Minneapolis. 

4 Maria Julia, b. 1903; d. infancy. 


Children of Henry N. Chamberlain 

By Sarah Nash (1st marriage) : 

I. Henry N., b. Nov. 21, 1851 ; m. Mar. 17, 1909, Marshall, Mich., 
Virginia Bixon, dau. James P. and EUa S. Hixon. No 
children. Reside Chicago. 

By Mrs. Vande venter (2nd marriage) : 

II. Mary Louise, b. May 17, 1858; m. Feb. 18, 1880, Edward 
Kirk Warren, b. Apr 7, 1847, Ludlow, Vt. Reside Evans- 
ton, 111. Three children: 

1 Paul Chamberlain, b. Jan. 24, 1883; m. Sept. 11, 1906, 

Helen Austin Roy. Reside Evanston, 111., with their 
two children: Elizabeth, b. Dec. 20, 1908; Henry C. 
b. Mar. 14, 1911. 

2 Lydia, b. July 26, 1885; m. Jan. 11, 1906, Frederick 

W. Chamberlain. Reside Evanston, with their four 
children: Mary L., b. Apr. 3, 1908; Wm. B., b. Nov. 
3, 1911; Cynthia, b. Aug. 17, 1914; Lucy, b. Jan. 
15, 1917. 

3 Frederick Parsons, b. May 16, 1887; m. Nov. 23, 1912, 

Estelle L, Rueckheim. Reside Chicago. 

258 The Descendants op 

III. Rebecca Belle, b. Oct. 13, 1859; d. Jan. 24, 1915; m. June 1, 
1884, Three Oaks, Lee Chamberlain, b. Sept. 9, 1856, of 
Vermont Ave., Los Angeles. He is retired from business. 
Four children: 

1 Lois, b. Aug. 16, 1885, Three Oaks; m. Feb. 21, 1912, 

Stewart MeParland Salisbury, b. Sept. 14, 1885. 
Attorney-at-law, Los Angeles. Two children: Rob- 
ert S., b. July 24, 1913; Susannah Moore, b. Apr. 
14, 1915. 

2 Kendriek, b. Oct. 19, 1887, Columbus, O.; m. Nov. 16, 

1916, Beatrice Beach. An orchard and fruit devel- 
oper, residing Coachella, Cal. 

3 Henry, b. June 4, 1889, Columbus; m. Feb. 14, 1912, 

at Los Angeles, Catherine Smith, b. Nov. 18, 1891, 
Los Angeles. Vice-President of the Los Angeles 
Foundry Co. Resides 117 Manhattan Place, Los 
Angeles. Two children: Virginia, b. May 31, 1913; 
Catherine Ann, b. Sept. 21, 1916. 

4 Mellen, b. Sept, 18, 1892; graduated Stanford Univer- 

sity; m. May 3, 1916, Katherine Pratt, b. Mar. 25, 
1893. They reside Coachella. 

IV. Paul Mellen, b. Feb. 28, 1865, Three Oaks; m. Apr. 23, 1891, 
Chicago, Olivia Langdon Woodward, b. July 8, 1896, Ful- 
ton, HI. Reside 2817 Linden Court, Chicago. The Foster 
Genealogj' says of him: 

"Received B. S. degree Michigan Agricultural College 
in 1888 and M. E at Cornell in 1890. After much activity 
in mechanical and engineering lines he became Professor 
of the subject in Michigan Agric. College. He is now 
Prof. Mechanical Engineering at Lewis Institute, Chicago. 
He is a college fraternity man, member of American So- 
ciety of Mechanical Engineers and of the Technical Club 
of Chicago." 

Mr. Moore holds in safe keeping many old papers of 
his father's collection, including the Hackett-Moor agree- 
ment, of so much interest to the descendants of Ensign 
John Moor. Four children. 

1 Rebecca Van Devanter, b. Mar. 6, 1892, Waynesboro, 

Pa.; m. May 29, 1913, Elmer Jerome Baker, Jr. 
Reside Chicago with their two children: Elmer Je- 
rome Baker III, b. Sept. 17, 1914; Paul Chamber- 
lain, b. Sept. 8, 1916. 

2 Wheelock, b. Oct. 14, 1894, Lansing, Mich. 

3 Olivia, b. Nov. 22, 1897, at Chicago. 

4 Julia, b. Nov. 26, 1899, at Chicago. 

Capt. Samuel ]\Ioor 259 


Children of William Chamberlain and Caroline: 

Born at Three Oaks, MicJi. 
I. Alice, b, Oct. 14, 1858; m, Apr. 4, 1880, James Harvey Hat- 
field, b. Jan. 3, 1855 (son of James H. Hatfield and 
Susanna Goodwin of South Bend, Ind.) He is President 
and General Manager Kalamazoo Corset Co.; Pres. Fidelity 
B, & L. Co.; Pres. Lawton Vineyard Co.; Pres. Kalamazoo 
Sales Book Co. and of Board of Trustees First Cong'l. 
Church. One son: 

1 James Chamberlain, 417 W. Main St., Kalamazoo, b. 
Jan. 15, 1881 ; m. May 6, 1908, Grace Eleanor Clark, 
b, Nov. 27, 1882, dau. F. M. Clark, Kalamazoo. Is 
Treasurer of Kalamazoo Corset Co., and of the 
Sales Book Co., and director of several other finan- 
cial institutions and clubs. One child, Jean, b. Dec. 
23, 1910, Kalamazoo, 

11. Grace Amanda, b. Mar. 1, 1861; m. Feb. 16, 1897, Jackson, 
Mich., Daniel Sellier, b, Nov, 1, 1863, Humboldt, Iowa. 
With Kalamazoo Corset Co., residing 1152 W. North St. 

III. Moses Abbott, b. July 25, 1863; d. Oct. 21, 1878. 

IV. Lucy Florence, b. June 29, 1866, Three Oaks, m. Feb. 27, 

1889, Frederick Austin Parsons, Jr., b. Sept. 4, 1858, 
Bridgeport, Ct. Street contractor and manufacturer of 
cement pipe, residing 2162 Main St. Three children, born 
Bridgeport : 

1 William Chamberlain, b. Nov. 9, 1892. 

2 Florence L. b. Nov. 12, 1896. 

3 Frederick Austin, b. June 14, 1900. 

V. Carrie Elizabeth, b. June 20, 1869; m. Aug. 16, 1893, Jack- 
son, Mich., Ethelbert Leroy McCann, b. Dec, 31, 1866, son 
of Thos. M. and Julia Wilcox McCann. A physician resid- 
ing 2219 Jackson Bv'd, Chicago, HI. One child: 
1 Elizabeth Chamberlain, b. June 23, 1894, Chicago, 

VI. William Oliver, b. July 27, 1872; m. Sept. 1, 1898, Josephine 
Supple, Mar. 17, 3874, Jackson, Mich. Eeside Grand Ave., 
S. Kalamazoo. A commercial traveller for Kalamazoo 
Corset Co. One child, Alice Christine, b. June 17, 1899, 

VII. Benjamin Ealph, b. July 24, 1882, Three Oaks. A merchant, 
residing with his mother. Not married. 

260 The Descendants op 


Children of Abiel Foster and Pamelia Judd: 

I. Abiel Abbott, b. Columbus, Ohio, Sept. 30, 1836; d, Sept. 8, 
1900; buried Spartansburgh, S. C. A merchant. He m. 
1st 1868, Julia Worthington, b. Mar. 18, 1836, d. Greenville, 
S. C, Feb. 28, 1873, buried there. He m. 2nd 1875, Green- 
ville, Mrs. Ella Eliza (Fuller) McCann, b. Pendleton, S. C, 
Dec. 13, 1847. Nine children: 

1 Kate Worthington, b, Oct. 18, 1869, Greenville; d. Aug. 

30, 1907, Spartansburgh. 

2 Lewis "Worthington, b. Feb, 22, 1873, Greenville; m. 

Nov. 17, 1908, at Columbus, Ga., Lucy May Fincher, 
b. Jan. 22, 1884, near Cusseta, Ga. Eeside Mills 
Ave., Spartansburgh. Secretary Spartansburgh 
Fertilizer Co. One chUd, Lewis W., Jr., b. Jan. 17, 

3 Julia Amelia, b. Feb, 22, 1873. Besides 178 Fairview 

Ave., Spartansburgh, with Mrs. Ella McCann 's 

4 Alfred Fuller, b. Apr. 7, 1876. Resides 178 Fairview 

Ave., Spatansburgh. 

5 Mabel Flora, b, Feb, 27, 1878; d. Nov. 2, 1880. 

6 Helen Elizabeth, b. July 15, 1880; m. John O, Leathers, 

Spartansburgh, Apr. 21, 1908, Eeside 148 Avant 
Ave., Spartansburgh. One child, John Andrew, Jr., 
b. Mar. 26, 1910. 

7 David Judd, b. Jan. 14, 1884; d. Dec; buried Spartans- 


8 Mary Rogers, b, Feb, 1, 1887. Resides Belton, S. 0. 

9 Edith Rosalie, b. June 11, 1893. A student. 

II. Susan Amelia, m, Sims F, Clary, d. Greenwood, S, C. She 
resides Greenwood, S, C. 

III. Helen Maria. Resides Greenwood, S. C. 

IV. Sarah Elizabeth, b. Jan. 4, 1845, at Limestone, S. C. (now 
Gaifney, S. C.) ; d. Jan, 4, 1868 ; buried Laurens, S. C. 

Capt. Samuel Moor 261 


Children of Asa Stevens and Susanna Foster: 
I. Alfred, b. Dec, 1825. 

II. Abiel F., b. Aug. 27, 1827. 

III. Martha Amanda, b. Mar. 2, 1833; m. Little. Eesided 

Abilene, Kan. 

IV, Susan Augusta. 
V. Emma S., m. Hobart. Eesided Parsons, Kan. 


Children of R. M. Hannaford and Nancy Foster: 
I. Eliza. 

II. Martha Jane, m, N. C, Bosworth, Cleveland, Ohio, 

III. Susannah Minerva, b. 1832; m. Smith. 

IV. Catherine F., b. 1834; m. Henry B. Chase, Eockford, 111. 

V. Charles A. Eesides Solon, Mich., near Benzonia. 

VI. William, m. Julia M. Barnard, Benzonia, Mich. Three chil- 
dren: Ellen J., b. 1863; Wm, Henry, b. Feb, 25, 1866; 
Hope L., b. 1869. 


Children of Joseph Foster and Minerva Means: 

I. Sarah Laura, b. Feb. 10, 1842, Union; d. Apr. 25, 1908; m. 
E. C. McLaughlin, July 5, 1876, d. Dec. 8, 1890. No 

262 The Descendants of 

II. Alfred H., b. Dec. 7, 1835, Union ; d. May 13, 1913, a merchant 
and planter of Union; m. Hettie V. Brandon, b. 1850, 
Union Co. Three children. 

1 Isabel, b. Aug. 9, 1877; m. Oct. 12, 1904, Louis M. 

Jordan, b. Dec. 17, 1872, Greenwood. Reside 16i 
Main St., Union. Three children: Alfred F., b. Oct. 
22, 1905; Lambert Whitefield, b. Nov. 22, 1906; 
Henrietta, b. Sept. 3, 1909. 

2 Mary Emma, b. June 21, 1880, Union. 

3 H. Louise, b. Nov. 16, 1884, Union; m. June 5, 1915, 

Barnum Foster Kennedy, b. Nov. 15, 1875, Jonesville. 

III. Susan E., b. Mar. 29, 1834; d. Sept. 9, 1901; m. Dec. 6, 1881, 
Jonesville, Samuel C. Means, b. Jan. 9, 1830, Union Co. 
No children: 

rV. Isabel J., b. 1838; d. Oct. 10, 1866; m. Oct. 20, 1858, Eobert 
H. Chapman of Spartansburgh, b. May 11, 1834, Ashville. 
Four children: 

1 Robert H., b. 1859; d. March, 1865. 

2 Clara Bell, b. 1861; d. 1862. 

3 James Alfred, b. Feb, 7, 1863, Spartansburgh; m. Oct. 

22, 1889, Winnaboro, S. C, Rachel Buchanan Mc- 
Master, b. Sept. 28, 1863, d. d. Sept. 1, 1915. He was 
President and Treasurer of Inman (cotton) mills 
and resides 172 East Main St., Spartansburgh. 
Three children: Laura F., b. Middleboro, Ky., Aug. 
1, 1891; James A., b. Mar. 29, 1893; Robert Hett, 
b, Feb. 13, 1895. 

4 Robert H., b. Aug. 4, 1865, Spartansburgh; m. Ruther- 

fordton, N. C, Hattie L. Craton, b. Dec. 24, 1866. 
He is a merchant residing 168 East Main St., Spar- 
tansburgh. One child, Margery, b. Apr. 14, 1889, 
m. Oct. 16, 1912, David W. Curry of Fayetteville, 
N. C. 

V. Joseph Adolphus, b. Mar. 19, 1846, Union Co., S. C; d. Nov. 
15, 1886, Spartansburgh; m. Feb. 23, 1881, Sally G. Farrar, 
b. March, 1855. They reside Spartansburgh. No children. 


Children of John Koy and Martha J. Foster: 

I. Charles Augustus, b. Feb. 8, 1842, Lyndon, HI.; d. St. Cloud, 
Fla., Dec. 5, 1810. Served 3 years in War of the Rebellion, 
settled LeRoy, Minn., 1868. Hardware merchant. He m. 

Capt. Samuel Moor 263 

Nov. 30, 1865, Frances E, Lathe, b. Aug. 11, 1844, Hornby, 
N. Y. Four children: 

1 Charles I., b. Sept. 29, 1867, Morrison, 111.; m. Jan. 27, 

1898, Mary J. Errington, b. Feb, 20, 1876; Volney, 
Iowa. Clothing merchant LeRoy. Children: Milo 
C, b. Jan. 1, 1899; Frances E., b. Dec. 20, 1906. 

2 Mabel, b. Dec. 27, 1869; m. Dec. 27, 1893, E. L. Cof- 

feen, b. Feb. 1, 1868, Decorah, Iowa, Reside West- 
boro, Mass. Superintendent of Lj-man school. Two 
children, b. Waukon, la.: Carl R., b. Oct. 21, 1894; 
Katherine W., b. Apr. 6, 1897. 

3 Foster I., b. Mar. 31, 1872, LeRoy; m. Aug. 4, 1897, 

Jennie M. Wells, b. Dec. 30, 1878, Fremont, Neb. 
Hardware merchant, LeRoy. Three children, b. Le- 
Roy: Elmer W., b. Oct. 7, 1898; Joseph C. b. Feb. 
4, 1905; Rhoda E., b. Jan. 12, 1907. 

4 Francis V., b. LeRoy, Minn., Oct. 23, 1882; m. Ollie 

A. Thomson, Springfield, Mo. (b. Jan., 1883) on 
Apr. 7, 1910. One child, Marian F., b. Mar. 2, 1911, 
Springfield. Manager Omaha branch, Fairbanks- 
Morse Co., having been successively manager St. 
Louis, Houston and Springfield, Mo. 

n. Katherine, b. Nov. 2, 1848 at Lyndon, 111.; d. West Haven, 
Ct. ; buried Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington, D. C. ; m. 
1895 at Morrison, 111., Doctor Boats, b. Jan. 29, 1849, 
Perry Co., Ohio. No children. 


Children of Jacob K. Moore and Cynthia Gerrish: 

I. Frances Ann, b. Northfield, May 17, 1836; d. Oct. 8, 1879; m. 
Dec. 19, 1861, George Scott Russell, b. Jan. 11, 1828, Glas- 
gow, Scotland, d. July 27, 1914, Jacksonville, HI. Six 
children : 

1 Annie Moore, b. Nov. 17, 1862; m. Joel Frank Strawn 

of Jacksonville, Oct. 25, 1893. One cMld, Frances 
Mary, b. Dec. 28, 1897. Farmer residing 1231 
Mound Ave., Jacksonville. 

2 Andrew Scott, b. Jacksonville, Mar. 7, 1865; d. Mar. 8, 


3 George Moore, b. Jacksonville, July 16, 1870; not mar- 

ried. In lumber business with father, Jacksonville. 

4 John Hamilton, b. July 3, 1872; m. Oct. 14, 1903, Mary 

Louise Barr, b. July 31, 1876, Jacksonville. Teller 

264 The Descendants of 

banking house of Dunlap, Russell & Co. Two chil- 
dren: John Hamilton, Jr., b. Apr. 19, 1910, Jack- 
sonville; Helen Louise, b. June 3, 1914. 

5 Ellen, b. July 10, 1874; m, Oct. 25, 1906, Jacksonville, 

George Lincoln Merrill, b. Jan. 14, 1862, Seneca 
Falls, N. Y., d. Dec. 19, 1915. Attorney-at-Law. 
She resides 218 Westminster St., Jacksonville. Two 
children: George Russell, b. Mar. 22, 1908; d, in 
infancy; James Russell, b. Nov. 4, 1909, Jacksonville, 

6 Mary, b. July 22, 1876; m. Oct. 25, 1901, Rowland N. 

Badenoch, a lawyer. Reside 6548 Ross Ave., Chi- 
cago. Two children : Rowland Russell, b. Aug. 18, 
1902; George Scott, b. Jan. 23, 1905, d. Feb., 1909. 

II. Joseph Gerrish, b. Northfield, Apr. 6, 1838; m. Jan. 8, 1866, 
Sabrina Enssinger, Bloomington, 111., d. Farmer City, HI., 
July 1, 1905. No children. He resides Farmer City. 

III, George Henry, b. near Mt. Stirling, HI., Nov. 19, 1845; m, 1st 

Feb. 24, 1876, Mary Curtis Clarke, b. June 20, 1846, 
Sangamon Co., 111. She d. McLean Co., Apr. 23, 1877. He 
m. 2nd Bridgeport, Ct., Mar. 20, 1883, Virginia Burdick, 
b. Gouldsborough, N. C, Jan. IS, 1857. She d. Bentonville, 
Ark., Jan. 22, 1902. Geo. H. Moore died Little Rock, Ark., 
Oct. 29, 1911, only 20 days after his son. One son, George 
Jacob, b. Sept. 9, 1885, Caldwell, Kans. He m. May 27, 
1903, Kathryne Conly Sykes, b. Winona, Minn., Apr. 22, 
1864. He died Bentonville, Ark., of tuberculosis, Oct. 9, 
1911. Newspaper and magazine writer. 

IV. Phebe Kimball, b. Aug. 24, 1841, near Mt. Stirling; m. Griggs- 

ville, Dec. 19, 1865, Jackey Spencer Hitt. Five children: 

1 Jessie Moore, b. Sept. 30, 1866, near Blackburn, Mo.; 

d. Dec. 30, 1886. 

2 Frank Kimball, b. May 2, 1868, near Blackburn, Mo.; 

m. Sept. 12, 1901, Minnie Gibson, Idaho Falls. No 
children. She is cashier of the Anderson Bank, one 
of the four woman bank cashiers in the United 
States. He is a large ranchman and stock dealer 
in Booneville County and vicinity. 

3 George Russell, b. Nov. 12, 1870, near Blackburn, Mo.; 

m. Idaho Falls, Susan B. Clarke, b. Jan. 1, 1871, at 
Baker City, Oregon. One son who died in infancy. 
Mr. Hitt is asst. cashier of the Anderson bank. 
Treasurer of County of Booneville, Idaho, and Dep- 
uty State Treasurer of Idaho. 

Capt. Samuel Moor 265 

4 Cynthia Ann, b. Jan. 27, 1878, near Belleflower, Mc- 

Clean Co., 111.; m. June 12, 1904, Joseph Terrence 
Nelson of Houston, Texas. He d. New Orleans, 
Apr. 27, 1907. Merchant and cotton inspector. No 
children. She resides Blackburn, Mo. 

5 Elvira Jane, b. near Blackburn, Apr. 6, 1884; d. Oct. 

25, 1903. A musician. 

V. Albert Haynes, b. Griggsville, Oct. 12, 1850; m. Sept, 15, 
1890, Martha Emily Wade, Flint, Pike Co., 111. Two chil- 
dren, b. GriggSTille: Eichard Jacob, b. Nov. 29, 1891; 
Raymond Albert, b. Oct. 13, 1894, d. July 7, 1899, Jack- 
sonville. A farmer and stock dealer at Griggsville. 


Children of Charles Z. Moore, Ida and Emma: 

I. Agnes May (Jameson), m. Jan. 14, 1909, Irving E. Hall. 
Reside 21 Packer Ave., W. Bethlehem, Pa. Three children: 

1 John Edwin, b. May 31, 1900. 

2 Dorothy, b. Nov. 30, 1914. 

3 Madeline, b. Nov. 30, 1914; d. June 14, 1915. 

II. Bertha Kate, b. Jan. 13, 1896; m. Jan. 27, 1912, Frank 
Keaton. One daughter, Anabel May, b. Apr. 1, 1913. 

III. Andrew G., b. Feb. 3, 1897. 

IV. Laura Emma, b. Sept. 18, 1899; m. Nov, 1, 1913, Louis 
Champney. One daughter, Minnie Louise, b. 1915. 

V. Albert M., b. Aug. 20, 1902. 

VI. Jeanette E., b. Feb. 7, 1905. 


Children of Samuel C. Pickard and Clarissa Moore: 

I. Samuel Henry, b, July 1, 1849. A physician who resided for 
a time at Lynn, Pa. He m, 1st Angie J. Wiggins. He 
married 2nd. She married 2nd. Three children by first 

266 The Descendants of 

1 Susan Elizabeth, b. Sept. 20, 1875. A teacher residing 

10 Park St., Pennacook. 

2 Clara L., b. Feb. 12, 1878; m, July 4, 1894, Nelson 

McFarland, b. July 15, 1871. Merchant North 
Weare, now a farmer and raiser of poultry, Frank- 
lin, E. F. D. No. 3. No children. 

3 Willie, b. April, 1880; d. March, 1881. 

II. Edward, b. July 30, 1853; d. Jan. 27, 1866. 

III. Daniel, b. Jan. 12, 1855. Graduate Dartmouth Medical School. 
Whereabouts not known. 

IV, John, b. Oct. 12, 1858. Graduated Dartmouth 1883; A.M. 
Dartmouth 1886; Ph.D Munich Univ. (Ger.)1892. He m. 
July 15, 1889, Jeannie Austin Gerrish, Portsmouth, b. 
1861, Chelsea, Mass. Professor of Classical Archaeology 
and History of Art, University of Missouri, Columbia, 
Mo. He is President of the College Art Association of 
America and is a member of other learned societies and 
has written upon Art. One child, Caroline, b. June 30, 

V. Willie, b. Nov. 2, 1863; d. Jan. 21, 1864. 

VI. Arthur, b. Nov. 2, 1863; d. Nov. 7, 1899, killed by a train. 
Baggage master and telegraph operator. He m. July 20, 
1890, Eliza Mathewson, b. 1867, Ludlow, Vt. Resides Lud- 
low with two sons, employed in woolen null, Dwight, b. 
Sept. 9, 1891; Harold, b. Oct. 29, 1892, No. Weare. 

VII. Clara, b. Apr. 29, 1866, Reading, Mass.; m. Dee. 31, 1901, 
Benjamin Frank Weathern, b, July 1, 1865, a farmer, 
Farmington, Me. Three children: 

1 Edna Jennie, b. July 13, 1905. 

2 Benjamin Harrison, b. Oct. 20, 1909. 

3 Frances Isabel, b. Apr, 7, 1913. 

Section D 


Nathaniel Moore 



(Order not known) 

I. , female; d. "about 100 yrs. old." 

11. ; m. "Danford and lived in Orange." 

III. Abigail, not married. 

lA^. Elizabeth, m. Joseph Bennett. 

V. Ezekial, b. March 4, 1763. 

VI. John, b. — , 1765. 

VII. Josiah, (m. Sarah Scales). 

VIII. Jonathan, b. 1775. 

IX. David, b. September 30, 1779. 

X. Nathaniel, (wife, Mary ). 

Nathaniel Moore 269 



[See letter of Horatio Nelson Moore (1880)] 
I. "A female, died in the poor house in Loudon. She must have 
been about 100 years old." This extract from a letter of 
Horatio Nelson Moore of Seattle in 1880 is the only in- 
formation we have. Poor house records are not to be 
found. She was probably unmarried and if she lived until 
about 1850 most of her relatives had departed to other 
towns or had died, leaving her alone. 

II. ' ' One married a Danf ord and lived in Orange. ' ' This extract 
from the H. N. Moore letter is all the knowledge we have 
of her except a tradition in the Hanies branch that one 
"married Moses Danforth and lived in Orange." The 
Orange town records are very meagre and without search- 
ing Deeds and Probate records the line would be hard to 
follow. History of Sanbornton has "Jeremiah (Jerry) 
m, and owned a farm in Orange, and it is probably he 
who married a daughter of Nathaniel Moore. He was son 
of Moses Danforth, who m. Molly Flood and lived in San- 
burton on the Plains, near the present Bay road and the 
Danforth Brook. This log house among the original apple 
trees is well remembered to have been standing as late as 
1840" (p. 209, vol. 2). Thomas was one of Sanbornton 's 
original settlers, about 1764. 

III. "Abigail, 'Aunt Nabby, ' as she used to be called, remained 
unmarried." So wrote H. N. Moore. She probably lived 
to a considerable age, but the books of Canterbury and 
Loudon do not record her name. 

IV. ' ' Elizabeth, married Joseph Bennett. ' ' 

In the first United States Census (1790) Joseph Ben- 
nett of Loudon (there was no Bennett listed in Canter 
bury) had a family of two adult females but no children. 
Loudon and Canterbury records give no Bennett genealogi- 
cal information and there appear to have been no private 
records. Among the graves at the Loudon Center churcii 
yard are those of Jeremiah, died 1791, "S. B." died 1818, 
fc'arah Bennett, died 1825 at 40 yrs. and Lemuel died 1818 
at 24 yis. No connection has been traced between any of 
these and Joseph, the head of this branch. The record of 
the death of Levi Bennett, the sou of Joseph, in the town 

"270 The Descendants of 

book of Canterbury, states that his father (Joseph Bennett) 
was born in Sandown, N. H., his mother's name being 
Elizabeth. The records of Sandown and other towns have 
not been examined. 

A number of the Bennetts are said to have been "Os- 
goodites, ' ' a small religious sect which flourished about 
1830 in the central portion of New Hampshire. Many of 
those of Canterbury are buried on "Zion's Hill" a private 
graveyard originally on a farm but now part of a pasture 
and sugar orchard owned by Frank S, Davis. There are 
no marked Bennett stones. An interesting account of this 
defunct religious organization may be found in Lyford's 
History of Canterbury. 

Joseph Bennett married at a date unknown, Elizabeth 
Moore, probably at the homestead of Nathaniel Moore, 
her father, which was the one occupied in his later years 
after he moved from Canterbury to Loudon. It was on 
the edge of Loudon near the Clough Pond portion of Can- 

As Joseph Bennett and Elizabeth are, by family tradi- 
tion, said to have lived and died in Canterbury it is proba- 
ble that the place occupied by Levi, their son, was built 
by them. Others of Levi's generation and the succeeding 
generation built in the same vicinity and the locality be- 
came known as ' ' Bennettville, ' ' Most of the houses are 
still remembered by the older inhabitants of Canterbury. 
All of these places of residence are now gone and even the 
cellars are barely discernible. Levi Bennett's place was ou 
that portion of the east and west range road in the south- 
ern part of the town which, somewhat further west, bor- 
dered the original John Moore place on the south. Levi 
Bennett lived on his place about 1850 for a number of 
years, probably till his death in 1863. Later when the new 
road was built to avoid the hill at his house the old road 
became disused. There are lilac bushes still at the site. 
The house evidently had basement rooms. One of the sons 
lived a little farther west and others of the family built 
small houses on the north and south range road running 
north at that point, the only occupied place on same at this 
date (1917) being the residence of Mr. J. S. Scales. 

Joseph Bennett was a large fine-looking man with 
black eyes. His wife Elizabeth was of medium height and 
stout. The dates of birth and death of neither are re- 
corded. They are supposed to have been buried on Zion's 
Hill or at Canterbury Center. 

The children of Joseph and Elizabeth Bennett are 
given by their granddaughter, Abigail Elliott, as follows 

Nathaniel Moore 271 

(order of birth not known, Levi probably being the oldest) : 
Martha, David, Levi, Joseph, Amos, Gilman, Rhoda and 

Ezekial Moore, born Mar. 4, 1763, married Sept. 19, 1790, 
Alice Morrill, born Amesbury, Mass., Jan. 11, 1770, and 
died, Canterbury, July 18, 1818, from falling 
down the cellar stairs in early morning, mistaking the door 
for the outside door. She left a large family, all of his 
children, eleven in number, being by her. Eight of them 
were probably born on the Gibson place (latterly Dear- 
born), but Matthias was born in the "block house" where 
Mrs. John Snyder's house now is, and the remaining chil- 
dren — ^Esther and Phoebe — were born in the new home 
built in 1811 by Ezekial Moore, the house recently occu- 
pied by George F. Blanchard, now the summer home of 
Mrs. F. T. Jackman of Concord, the block house being used 
only temporarily during the construction of the new house. 
At the age of 16, Ezekial Moore served 27 days (Sept., 
1779) in Captain Sias' Company in Piscataqua Harbor. 
He was a private in Captain Webster's Company, Col. 
Nichols' Regiment, and joined the Continental Army at 
West Point July, 1780, serving 3 months and 21 days (N. 
H. Rolls 2-697 and 3-148). September 23, 1780, he was 
at West Point when Arnold's treason was discovered, and 
on October 2, 1780, the 17-year old lad from New Hamp- 
shire saw the execution of Major Andre at noon, on the 
slight rise of ground at Tappan, N. Y., now called "Trea- 
son Hill." We may suppose that his aged grandfather, 
Ensign John Moore, listened to his experiences with relish, 
proud to have had a grandson amid such stirring scenes. 
Nine months after he became 21 years old, in 1784, Ezekial 
received from his grandfather the old home place "where 
I now live." In 1792 Nathaniel and Elizabeth also deeded 
the same place to him. He may have lived there in the 
original home until 1802 when he bought lots 39, 40 and 
41 of Samuel Moore, Jr., his cousin. In 1809 Ezekial and 
Alice sold this place (which became known as the Gibson 
homestead, latterly the A. L. Dearborn place) buying a 
farm without buildings of Obediah Mooney, the school 
master, erecting a new home there in 1810-11, the resi- 
dence of the late George F. Blanchard. Ezekial Moore 
was a considerable trader in real estate, frequently buying 
and selling, at one time owning property in Canterbury, 
Northfield, Orange, Gilmanton and Bristol. For many 
j'ears, 14 at least, (see History of Northfield) he was the 

272 The Descendants op 

carrier of the U. S. mails on horseback from town to town. 
He sold out in 1825 and the same year he removed to 
Bristol, the home of his second wife, Ma,ry Merrill, whom 
he married Feb. 10, 1823. Before removing to Bristol he 
lived for a few years on the French or Hannaford 
place in Northfield near the railroad crossing. 

The following letter to Ezekial Moore gives evidence 
of his prominence and also illustrates the high-sounding 
character of the political appeals of the times. That the 
situation, whatever it was, warranted so much solemnity, 
is hard at this day to believe. 

' ' To Mr. Ezekial Moore — 

Sir — ^At a meeting of the republican Citizens of Canterbury 
holden at the house of Mr. Abner Haines on the 4th day 
of July 1814. VOTED that you the sd Ezekial, together 
with Capt. Thomas Curry and Mr. Samuel Tallent be a 
committee for encouraging and strengthening the friends 
of the General Government and of Liberty to come forward 
at the Meeting to be holden in August next to testify their 
fidelity to the cause of Liberty and the rights of free Citi- 
zens by giving their suffrages for such Men to represent 
this State in the Congress of the United States who are 
true friends to the Interest of their own Country and who 
will defend its rights against foes without and their advo- 
cates within — it is hoped and expected that you will use your 
influence (especially with some of your brothers) to con- 
vince them of the necessity of Supporting the General 
Government and the measures they have taken to secure 
our freedom — for surely if we will not give them our sup- 
port they cannot protect us — You will confer with Capt. 
Curry and Mr. Tallint and do whatever you think expedient 
for the public good especially that you encourage all the 
friends to Government to be punctual to attend at the 
Meeting for the purpose aforesaid * * 

"N. B. The Citizens of Canterbury at their Meeting afore- 
said Chose a General committee consisting of five Viz-Col. 
Morrill Shepherd, Leavitt Clough, Jr. Esq. Ezekial Mor- 
rill, Lt. Samuel A. Morrill and Jonathan AyeT, Esq., whose 
duty it is to correspond with you and the several commit- 
tees in the other school districts for the purpose of Sup- 
porting the cause of Liberty and Freedom. 

By order of the meeting 
Eespectfully yours John Sutton, Clerk 

Nathaniel IMoore 273 

Canterbury July the 14th, 1814." 

Runnels in his history of Sanbornton (p. 334) says 
"Ezekial Moore of Canterbury was the first mail carrier 
through the town from Concord to Plymouth. He brought 
the mail once a week on horseback, distributing the 'Colum- 
bian Centinel' and a few other newspapers to subscribers 
along the route. He sold out to Samuel Tallant, erro- 
neously stated by some to have been the first mail carrier." 

Ezekial Moore died March 12, 1841, at the age of 77, 
at Bristol. In 1855 his widow, in her 80th year, applied for 
a pension, which was refused as he had not served six 
months (N. H. Pension Rolls 2-697 and 3-148). She died 
Oct. 1, 1875 (History of Bristol) at the age of 95 yrs. and 
9 mos. in the family of George M. Wooster. She was born 
Mary Barnard, Dec. 30, 1779, at Warner, daughter of Eze- 
kial Barnard. She married 1st Jonathan Merrill, born 
1777, who died in 1820 in his 43d year. They had one 
child, Rosanna, born 1812, who married Eleazor Wooster, 
and had George M. Wooster. 

Ezekial Moore had 11 children and left many descend 
ants, nearly all of his children having large families. 

A persistent search for the burial place of Ezekial 
Moore, who was known to have died in Bristol, N. H., in 
the home of his second wife, resulted in the Summer of 
1916 in the surprising discovery that his bones lie along- 
side the end of a vacant farm house about a mile south of 
Bristol at a locality known as "Profile Falls." 

Two aged people, still living, in the vicinity, have 
stated that it was always reported that Ezekial Moore was 
buried ' ' under the window ' ' at this place. At a point 
back of a lilac bush, about 8 feet from the north end of the 
house, a significant depression was found. 

Mary Barnard Merrill Moore, his second wife (he was 
her second husband), who lived to the great age of 95 
years, is reported by those who remember her as having 
been very generous and hospitable. It is said that Ezekial 
Moore and she did not agree very well and that at the time 
of his death she was not inclined to provide a more suitable 
place for his burial. There was, however, no public cem- 
etery within several miles as the Bristol burial ground was 
not opened until more than 10 years after Ezekial Moore's 

It is expected that some of his descendants will, on 
learning the facts, seek to re-inter his remains in the ceme- 
tery at Bristol and also provide an appropriately marked 
stone for their great-grandfather, the first Mail Carrier 


274 The Descendants op 

and Revolutionary soldier, who, a mere boy, shouldered hi& 
flint-lock musket and manfully did his part in the success- 
ful struggle for Independence. 

The farm, formerly the Wooster homestead, has been 
owned for a number of years by B. B, Tobie, Esq., the 
lawyer of Franklin. 
Children of Ezekial Moore and Alice Morrill: 

1 Nancy, m. WOliam Davis. 

2 Martha, m. John C. Stevens. 

3 Alice, m. J. Leverett Chase. 

4 Morrill S., m. Sally Hancock. 

5 Mary, m. Jacob C. Haines 

6 MUton, m. Abigail Verrill. 

7 Betsey, m. Stephen Carlton. 

8 Moody, m. Eliza Flagg. 

9 Matthias, m. Elizabeth Jones and Harriet Philbrook, 

10 Esther, m. James Moore. 

11 Phoebe, m. Trueworthy Evans. 

"VT. John, b. 1765, married Tabitha Davis, born Boscawen, not 
given in Davis Genealogy by N. W. Davis, in Town His- 
tory of Canterbury. Her parentage is unknown. Their 
finely preserved slate grave stones may be seen in the 
Moore corner of the large yard at Canterbury Center. He 
died June 15, 1837, at 72. She died Nov. 4, 1849, at 84. 
They were one of the last families to reside in the original 
Ensign John Moor house on lot 106, their daughter Buth, 
who married "William Whicher, being the last. It is family 
tradition that Judith G. Moore was bom there, and if so 
it was probably the home of the earlier born, Euth, 1797, 
Abraham, 1799, Hugh, 1802. Afterward the family re- 
moved to the small low one-story house, not finished off 
up stairs and not painted, which stood until about 1855 on 
the %-acre lot in the corner of the Lt. William Moore 
place at the crossroads. It is probable that the house was 
built by "Uncle Johnny Moore," as he was called. It 
was torn down after not over fifty years of existence and 
the boards were used to make a stake and withe fence 
when Ary Sargent married the widow of Samuel GUman 
and the lot was again merged with the older property from 
which it had been taken. The first it is found recorded 
as a separate property is Feb. 1, 1823, when the quarter 
acre (N. E. corner of lot No. 55) was sold by Adoniram 
Coburn to Abraham Moore, son of John, for the small 
sum of $80, which would hardly indicate the presence of 
any house on it. There never was much of a barn con- 

Nathaniel Xoore 275 

neeted with the house. There is now a slight depression 
indicating the location of the cellar. Mrs, Wheeler recalls 
as a school girl Mrs. Tabitha Moore, with cap flying, 
chasing the boys and girls who came to play at the well. 
This was about 1830. John Moore was slender and of 
medium height. They had six children: 

1 Euth, m. William Whicher. 

2 Abraham, m. Charlotte W. Cutter, 

3 Hugh, m, Sarah L, Winn 

4 William, m, Mary Barton. 

5 Judith, m, Moses M. Emery. 

6 Sally, m. Josiah S. Hodgdon. 

VII. Josiah. Birth and death and place of burial unknown. He 
is recalled by only one person, Sylvanus C. Moore, who 
remembers "old Uncle 'Siah" and how when a very small 
boy he journeyed across a field with his little sister Harriet 
carrying something for him to drink. They spilt his 
"grog" and had occasion to remember it. He was cut- 
ting faggots. This was about 1836 and he "must have 
been sixty to seventy years old then." He was probably 
older than that for in 1787 Josiah witnessed, with his 
brother, Nathaniel, Jr., the deed of his father, Nathaniel, 
to lot 165 "where I now live." He was probably bom 
shortly after John, whose birth was in 1765. In 1791 
Josiah Moore married Sarah Scales, according to Canter- 
bury town record. Mrs, Wheeler recollects that it was 
said of him that before his marriage he had several 
"girls." On one occasion when he didn't know which 
one to go to see he stuck a stick in the ground and de- 
clared whichever way the stick fell he would go. It fell 
toward "old man Scales" and he noticed it often fell 
that way afterward, Sarah (or SaUy) Scales was proba- 
bly daughter of Edward Scales, and if so was born Apr. 
3, 1764, Her father was a tailor in Canterbury, b, Ports- 
mouth 1727, residing Durham till 1760, Lee till about 1780 
and Canterbury afterward. He also conducted a farm in 
Canterbury, He married July 26, 1750, Susannah Willey. 
He was son of Edward and Sarah (Haines) Scales of 
Portsmouth and was brother of the Rev. James Scales, the 
early preacher and prominent man in Canterbury, The 
family dates, in England, from Hugh de Eschalers of the 
Norman Conquest. 

The family lived on the "Shepard" lot, No. 143, The 
remains of the cellars of the house and of the bam may 
still be seen. Presumably all their children were bom 

2/76 The Descendants op 

there. Ls-ter it was the home of Hannah and James Moore. 
Nathaniel Moore, father of Josiah, bought lot No. 143 in 
1763. Whether he lived on this lot, building the house 
there, cannot be told. It may have been his home in Can- 
terbury and where some of his large family were born. In 
1793 Ezekial, his son, and brother of Josiah, sold 15^ 
acres of lot 148 to Jedediah Dauforth of Canterbury for 
nine pounds. This was evidently the same 15% acres 
owned by Josiah in 1825 and the same which Hannah, 
Jeremiah and James, his children, owned at various times 
thereafter. Josiah Moore in 1820 owned 11 acres of lot 
147. In 1825 his son, Jeremiah, owned the same. 

Josiah and Sarah had five children. Of these only 
Isaac and James are known to have had descendants. 
Owing to the lack of vital records the tracing of Josiah 's 
line was difficult, but due to well remembered characteris- 
tics it is highly interesting and is reasonably complete. 
Children of Josiah Moore and Sarah Scales: 

1 Hannah, unmarried. 

2 Jeremiah, wife not known. 

3 Jonathan, wife not known. 

4 Isaac, m. Ehoda Bennett. 

5 James, m. Sarah Peasley. 

VTII. Jonathan, born 1775. His wife was Sally Glines, born 1779. 
Very little is known of this family. They lived in Can- 
terbury for a while, at one time at the east end of lot No. 
110, the house, then on a "range" road, now abandoned, 
having long since disappeared. In 1820, one of the daugh- 
ters, Betsey, was born there. Her mother, Sally, used to 
do spinning at various houses. Doubtless of the large 
Glines family of Canterbury, her direct ancestry has not 
been traced 

In 1826 Jonathan MIoore leased, for his lifetime, of 
his brother, David, then of Cambridge, Mass., parts of lots 
165, 166, 167 and 168. The tract was probably those por- 
tions which were westerly of the road, substantially as now 
existing, and formed a large triangular piece of land. So 
far as known no house was built on it unless it was on 
lot 167, where many years later Alfred Abbott resided. 

Jonathan Moore and his family removed to the town 
of Stowe, Vermont, where he was a farmer, residing in the 
westerly portion of this rugged Green Mountain settlement. 
There in 1852, Anna, daughter of Betsey and Thomas P. 
Carter, was born. Both Jonathan and Sally Moore are 
buried in "The Branch" cemetery in Stowe. They both 

Nathaniel IMioore 277 

died in the same year and have one grave stone: "Jona- 
than Moore died Oct. 12, 1850, aged 75 years. Sarah, his 
wife, died March 20, 1850, aged 71 years." 
Children of Jonathan Moore and Sarah Glines: 

1 David, m. Olive P. Huse. 

2 Clough, d. unmarried, 

3 William P., m. Hannah M. Downer. 

4 Betsey, m. Thos. P. Carter. 

IX. David, b. Sept. 30, 1779; d. Apr. 20, 1862, at 83. He m. 
Nov. 27, 1806, Hannah, daughter of John Buswell, a Lieu- 
tenant under General LaFayette during the Revolutionary 
War. David Moore was called ' ' Doctor. ' ' He had red 
or sandy hair, walked on his heels and had some pecu- 
liarities which have been remembered. At one period 
of his life he worked out as a farm hand and it was 
said that he "always greased his hoe and put it 
under his bed every night" from which it may be seen 
that a good workman takes care of his tools. His first 
child was born in Candia in 1807, the next "in Vermont" 
in 1809, the next in Canterbury in 1812, the next three 
in Candia, 1814, 1815 and 1818. A^an Rensselaer (or "Rans- 
eleer, " as he was called) was born in 1821. At one time, 
probably the latter part of his life, David Moore lived in 
a small old house in Canterbury in the corner of the road 
opposite John P. Kimball's where the cross-road begins. 
The well is still to be seen at the edge of the wall. The 
house disappeared many years ago. 

Hannah (Buswell) Moore was a tall, dignified woman 
of fine character. She is said to have read the Bible 
through 74 times. The line of David and Hannah Moore 
expires with the present generation. 
Children of David Moore and Hannah Buswell: 

1 Horatio N., m. Jane B. Googing. 

2 Alexis W. m. Sarah Rowell. 

3 Cynthia H., d. young. 

4 Van Rensselaer, d. young. 

5 Caroline J., d, young. 

6 Orville B., d. unmarried. 

7 Van Rensselaer, m. Abbie J. Hutchins. 

X. Nathaniel. The letter of H. N. Moore did not mention 
Nathaniel as a son of Nathaniel. He was nevertheless, 
unquestionably such though his birth, death and place of 
burial are unknown. In the 1790 Census there was only 
one Nathaniel Moore. Nath. Junior, is first in evidence in 
1787, when he and his brother Josiah witnessed a deed 

278 The Descendants op 

of his fatlier to Ezekial, another brother. In 1797 Nat'l 
and Polly (Mary) Moore of Danville, Vt., sold a lot of 
40 acres there to Ezekial Moore. This was executed in 
1800, and recorded in 1810. In Feb., 1801, Natl was in 
Canterbury a witness to a deed and again on Nov. 4, 1806. 
Meanwhile the only other knowledge of him is on the town 
record of Orange, N. H., where the following children are 
recorded for Nat'l and Mary Moore: Eufus, b. June 25, 
1800; True, b. Nov. 4, 1803; Hiram, b. Jan. 27, 1805. We 
are told in H. N. Moore's letter that "one married a Dan- 
ford and lived in Orange." Mr. Haines' copy of Mat- 
thias Moore's genealogy states that one of the children of 
Nathaniel senior, married Moses Danforth of Orange. The 
records of that town are meagre and no further facts are 
forthcoming from the Town Clerk or are on file at Con- 
cord in the State Bureau of Vital Statistics. 

Runnel's History of Sanbornton gives a Nathaniel 
Moore (residence not stated) as marrying Dorothy Bam- 
ford, April 3, 1805, Rev. Mr. Woodman's record being his 
authority. It is hardly likely that it was Nathaniel of 
Orange, whose child Hiram was born only 2 months before. 

The omission of this line is important. The number 
of descendants is probably considerable. The family of 
Nathaniel Moore, Jr., probably emigrated to some other 
town, possibly in Vermont or New York. The last clue is 
in a deed of Nathaniel Moore, Jr., dated Oct. 31, 1812, dis- 
posing of property in Orange bought of Mary Shepard 
March 2, 1811. 



I. Martha, married John Wilson of Windham and had three 
children, John, Annis and Clarissa. John is said to have 
kept a general merchandise store in Lowell, Mass. 

300 II. David, d. at age of 55 yrs., Canterbury; m. Polly Cole of 
Orange; both buried Canterbury. He was a laborer and 
buUt at different times two small houses in ' ' BennettvUle, ' ' 
one of which, a two-roomed cottage, stood in the rangeway. 
They lived in Thornton, where she died, and in Ellsworth. 
Seven children: Abigail, Ruth, Elizabeth, Byron, Andrew 
J., Amos and George W. 

III. Joseph. Tradition says he married a March. New Hampton 
town record states that Joseph Bennett, Jr., of Canterbury 
and Sally Colby of Holderness were married Mar. 10, 1818 

Nathaniel Mjoore 279 

He was a farmer and removed to his father-in-law's place 
in Holderness, where they lived and died. They had two 
children : Martha, who married a Smith, and T. Folsom, who 
with his son, John, were in Charlestown, Mass., in the 
trucking business. Sadie, the only other child of T. Fol- 
som Bennett, was a well known singer and married Dr. 
Osgood, a dentist of Boston. 

301 IV. Levi, b. 1788 in Loudon, d. in Canterbury April 3, 1863, "at 
75 yrs. of age of erysipelas." He m. June 29, 1813, 
Abigail, daughter of James Chase of Canterbury. Their 
house, probably built by his father, Joseph, was the larg- 
est of the BennettvUle places. She died some time before 
him at the home of her daughter, Abigail Elliott. They 
had six children: John Harrison, James Hazleton, Levi, 
Amos Chase, Abigail and Martha. In 1825 Levi Bennett 
(1788-1863) purchased pew No. 5 in the gallery of the 
new meeting house in Canterbury for $20.00. 

V. Amos. He was of Charlestown, Mass., in 1828, a glassblower 
by trade, and deeded 40-acre lot No. 143 (which had been 
owned by his grandfather, Nathaniel, since 1762) to 
Joseph Bennett of Grafton, his brother. He lived in Sand- 
wich at one time. He was a very religious man, sometimes 
leading meetings. Not married. 

VI. Hannah, m. Aug. 28, 1848, Soloman Richardson of Canterbuiy, 
a laborer. They lived for a time on the Joseph Bennett 
place, then moved out of the town. No children. 

VII. Gilman, b. Jan. 15, 1810. Resided and buried, Northfield, an 
Osgoodite. Four children, by first wife only, three b. 
Sandwich, one b. Canterbury. He m. 1st Nov. 29, 1829, 
Sandwich, Mass., Betsey Williamson, b. Stoughton, Mass., 
July 8, 1800; m. 2nd Ruth Blanchard of Northfield, Dec. 
6, 1849. Her mother, Sally, d. Aug., 1849, the last occu- 
pant of the Blanchard place on east slope of Zion's HUl, 
where the Osgoodite burying ground remains, with a few 
curious inscriptions as noted in Lyford's History of Can- 
terbury. He m. 3rd Sally Johonnet of Mount Vernon, 
sister of Polly Johonnet. 

1 Joseph W., b. Nov. 23, 1831; d. Jan. 29, 1833. 

2 Frances M W., b. Sept. 23, 1836; d. Nov. 15, 1897, in 

Massachusetts; buried Northfield. 

3 Joseph (2nd), b. Apr. 29, 1839; d. Dec. 25, 1862. 

Probably married. Served in 27th regiment, N. H. 
Volunteers, was wounded at Fredericksburg and 
died in Washington. 

280 The DescenDx\nts op 

4 Sarah L., b. Sept. 30, 1846; m. Nov. 3, 1868, Tilton, J. 
LeEoy Mowe, of Duxbury. They resided 328 North 
Ave., Los Angeles, Cal. The History of Northfield 
has this to say of them : ' ' He came to Northfield 
from Lowell (Mass.), married Sarah Bennett and 
resided on the Blanchard place near the Center. 
After the burning of the home he purchased the 
Chase Wyatt farm in East Northfield, removing to 
Massachusetts. The parents and sisters resided for 
a time near the Granite Mill, then in their newly 
erected home near the library. Mr. Mowe d. North- 
field, as did a daughter. Mrs. Mowe went to Blair's 
station to reside with a daughter and d. there. ' ' 

VIII. Ehoda, m. Nov. 11, 1825, Isaac Moore, son of Josiah (see 
Isaac Moore branch). 


Children of David Bennett and Polly Cole: 

I. Abigail, m. Joshua Eichardson, b. Canaan. She m. 2nd 

Shattuck of Pepperell, Mass. One child, by first husband. 
1 Henry H., b. Oct. 11, 1840, Canaan, d. Jan. 1, 1904, 
Nashua, wholesale seed merchant; m. 1864, Nashua, 
Mary L. Bullard, b. 1838, Amherst, d. Feb. 24, 1904, 
Nashua. They had one daughter, Carrie, b. Sept. 15, 
1867, Nashua, m. 1891, Allen L. Barker, b. Mar. 
23, 1867, Wilton. He is a clerk in hardware store, 
residing 8 Merrimack St., Nashua, with their son, 
PhUlip N., b. June 27, 1900, Nashua. 

502 II. Euth, b. Sept. 18, 1832, Canaan; m. Dec. 14, 1848, Amos 
Dickerman, b. Mar. 17, 1828, Canaan. He resided many 
yekrs in Chicago, a master mechanic (machinist) and died 
Elk City, Kan., Aug. 7, 1914, at 85. She d. Sept. 27, 1915, 
at 83. Four children. 

III. Elizabeth, b. July 4, 1832, Canaan; resided there until her 
marriage to Enoch Dickerman, b. Nashua, Mar. 20, 1827. 
He was an engineer and in later life a machinist. He died 
Feb. 26, 1891. Mrs. Dickerman is still living in Nashua, 
to which city she came at the time of her marriage in 1853. 
Two children: 

Nathaniel jMioore 281 

1 Mary Elizabeth, b. Jan, 19, 1856; m. Dec. 20, 1880 

Leander E. Spaulding, Nashua, master mechanic, who 
d. Apr. 25, 1903. One daughter, Mary Emily, b. 
Feb. 18, 1882, residing at home. 

303 2 Ida, b. Sept. 23, 1860; d. Mar. 4, 1902; m. July 23, 

1888, Nashua, Fred R. Cutter, b. May 7, 1863, 
Lowell. He was an engineer for 18 years, now a 
painter, residing Nelson Block, Main St., Nashua. 
Eight children. 

IV. Byron, b. 1843, Canterbury. Enlisted, Concord, in 5th N. H. 
regiment. He was killed at Gettysburg and was buried 
on the field of battle. 

V. Andrew J., b. 1826, a resident of Orange. He m. Martha 
Bennett, his cousin. He died in Canterbury, Aug. 10, 
1886, at 62 years of age. She died at her son Robert's at 
Pennacook. Both buried Canterbury. Five children : 

1 Frank. Resided Manche-ster; d. about 1908. Chil- 

dren: three boys and one girl, 

2 Susan, d. (Cant, record) Apr. 9, lS6.''i, at 15 yrs., a 

hat braider, buried Canterbury, Died while visiting 
her grandfather, Levi Bennett. 

3 Sarah, m. Albert Sargeant of E. Concord. Three chil- 


4 James H., m. Abbie Swett, and resides Pennacook. 

Four children, of whom Stella, Stephen and Nancy 
died in April, 1893, all in one week, seven, five and 
two years of age respectively. Harry resides Law- 
rence, Mass. 

304 5 Robert M., b. 1860; m. June 24, 1886, Martha Ander- 

son, Nashua, b. Scotland, 1861, daughter of John 
Anderson, Lynn, Mass. Seven children. 

VI. Amos, m. May, 1851, Jemima ' Moore (dau. Isaac Moore of 
Canterbury), d. July 18, 1894, Canterbury. They resided 
in Boscawen and Holderness. One child: 

305 1 Helen E. S., b. Mar. 10, 1854, Canterbury; m. Aug. 

26, 1869, John A. Wallace, b. 1848, Manchester, 
She resides 5 Lake St., Nashua, Four children. 

VII. George W., d. Warren; m. Feb. 1, 1866, Canterbury, Betsey 
McClintock, b. Orange, daughter James McClintock of 
Concord, a laborer. Built two or three houses in Canter- 
bury. Two children. 

VIII. Joseph. Resided with his grandfather Cole in Orange. 

IX. Mary, d. young. 

282 The Descendants of 


Children of Levi Bennett and Abigail Chase: 

I. John Harrison, m. Polly Johonnet, Mount "Vernon. He lived 
for a time in a small house just west of his father Levi, 
the foundation of which may still be seen. Eemoved to 
Mount Vernon and died there. In 1840 a Revolutionary 
pensioner, John Lovis, resided at his home in Canterbury 
(State papers, Vol. XXX). Three children: 

1 Marden, b. Canterbury; d. Mt. Vernon, unm. A cripple. 

2 Elizabeth, b. Canterbury; m. Clinton May, Mt. Vernon. 

Both buried there. Three children : Oscar, Harvey 

and Etta, who m. Hill. 

306 3 Alvin Emery, b. Canterbury, July 23, 1841; m. April 

28, 1861, Nellie Putnam, b. July 30, 1841, Nashua, 
d. Feb. 20, 1908, Amherst. He was driver of Hook 
& Ladder truck, Nashua. He resides Merrimack. 
Three children. 

n. James Hazelton, b. Apr. 6, 1811 ; m. Oct. 24, 1839, Sarah Ann 
Morrill, b. Oct. 12, 1812, d. Apr. 16, 1888, at Hebron, Neb., 
dau. Samuel A. and Mary Chase Morrill. He d. Loudon, 
April, 1843; buried Baptist yard, Canterbury. She was 
great-granddaughter of Ezekial Morrill, deacon and prom- 
inent man of Canterbury. She m. 2nd Robert Wallace and 
removed to Lake Mills, Jefferson Co., Wis. Two chil- 
dren by first husband: 

1 James, b. May 29, 1843. 

2 Morrill Ames, b. Aug. 4, 1841; m. Oct. 24, 1863, Fort 

Atkinson, Wis., Jane Ward Uglow, b. May 9, 1842, 
County of Cornwall, Eng. He served in Co. H, 49th 
Wisconsin Vols. He is a retired farmer, residing 
Hebron, Neb. Two children: (a) Viola Clara, b. 
Feb. 20, 1868, Lake Mills, Wis,, m. Feb. 23, 1895, at 
Evanston, Wyo., Frank C. Whisman, b. San Jose, 
Cal., Aug. 16, 1870. Reside 605 E. Greeley St., 
Prescott, Ariz. One son, Chester LeRoy, b. Mar. 4, 
1904. (b) Meina Jennie, b. Feb. 4, 1885, Hebron, 
m. Apr. 3, 1902, Francis Wm, Hess, b. Mar. 7, 1882, 
Deshler, Neb. Reside Hebron, where he is in the 
furniture and undertaking business. No children. 

m. Levi, d. May 3, 1907; buried Newport; m. Ist Eliza Rogers, 

Sanbornton. She d. about 1870. He m. 2nd Mar. 2, 1875, 
Arzelia Whipple. Three children, by first husband: 

Nathaniel Moore 283 

1 Ellen M., m. Dec. 25, 1864, Dr. Jeremiah Clough Foster, 

b. Oct. 18, 1840. She d. Dec. 26, 1873. He m. 2nd 
Shrewsbury, Mass., 1875, Henrietta Brown, b. Wor- 
cester, 1851. He was seriously wounded at the bat- 
tle of Bull Eun and never fully recovered. He was 
a physician and d. Barre, Mass., Sept. 24, 1881. 
One child by first wife, Nellie Cora, b. Brunswick, 
Me., Mar. 23, 1866, m. Oct. 31, 1888, Leominster, 
Mass., W. W. Whipple, b. Mar. 24, 1856, Warrens- 
burgh, N. Y. Reside 11 Cross St., Fitchburg, Mass. 
He is of Eaton & Whipple Co., crockery merchants. 
No children. 

2 Frank D. 

3 Helen Marr. 

IV. Amos Chase, b. 1829; d. at 73 yrs. of age at Merrimack 
County farm Aug. 13, 1902, of anemia, only a few days 
after his admission. He married Elizabeth Fields of LoweU, 
Mass. She also died at the County farm, non compos. 
Two children: 

1 Charles, m. Lydia Burnham. Enlisted in Union Army, 

and died in the South during the war. 

2 Frank D., m. 1st Welch. He died in Canterbury 

about 1885. 

V. Abigail, b. Canterbury, Oct. 3, 1821; m. Dee. 22, 1842, George 
Bradley EJHott, East Concord, b. May 25, 1819, Concord. 
Resided East Concord till 1853, removing to Fisherville 
(now Pennacook). He was in Baptist choir, member cor- 
net band, Deputy Sheriff, and employed in sash and blind 
factory of Rolfe Bros. Taking the two eldest boys he left 
town, going first to Ogdensburg, N. Y., then to Cleveland, 
Ohio, where Alonzo died and was buried. Ronaldo went 
to New StraightsviUe, O., and became a contractor and 
builder, but no word of either father or son was ever 
received afterward. Mrs. Abigail Elliott died Dec. 8, 
1913 at the age of 92 years, with her grandson, Harry 
E Batchelder, Providence, R. I. She was blind for many 
years She assisted actively in the preparation of the 
Bennett portion of this genealogy. Eight children: 

1 Alonzo Butler, b. Mar. 7, 1844; d. in late 60 's, Cleve- 

land, O. , „ ^ TWT 

2 Ronaldo Cortez, b. Dec. 25, 1845; last heard of at New 

StraightsviUe, O., contractor and builder. 

3 Na^cy Melissa, b. Aug. 15, 1848; d. Oct. 21, 1915; m. 

Sept 6, 1869, James F. Hicks, b. Aug. 22, 1840, 

2'84 The Descendants op 

Cumberland, Me.; d. Providence, Jan. 9, 1901, in 
his 62nd year. Three children: 

1 Winfield Scott, b. May 7, 1873; d. Sept. 17, 1873, 


2 Adriana lola, b. Lawrence, Mass., May 10, 1878, 

a teacher of music and a leading contralto 
singer of Providence, E. I. She m. in that 
city. Mar. 28, 1916, George Ferdinand Kraft. 

3. Walter Leon, b. Newburyport, Mass., April 1, 
1881. A silversmith with Gorham Mfg. Co., 
Providence. Unmarried. 

307 4 Alice Eudora, b. June 9, 1850, E. Concord; m. Edwin 

Oscar Batchelder, b. Aug. 25, 1842, East Boston, 
Dec. IS, 1871. He is clerk Providence Water Works, 
residing 16 Sumpter St. Three children. 

5 Cora Geneva, b. E. Concord, Aug. 16, 1852 ; m. May 7, 

1872, Eugene S. Yates, M.D., Lawrence, Mass., b. 
Greenwood, Me., Oct. 22, 1845; d. Lawrence, July 
28, 1886. His widow then studied medicine and was 
graduated by College of Physicians and Surgeons, 
Boston. She is a practicing physician in Pavrtucket, 
R. I. One son, RoUin Eugene, b. Sept. 10, 1879. 
Dr. Yates owns a summer home in Canterbury near 
the Center. 

6 George Bradley, Jr., b. Fisherville, Dec. 10, 1854; m. 

Nov., 1884, Kate Atwood. No children. He is a 
dentist, Lawrence, Mass., residing 340 Main St., 

308 7 Charles Fremont, b. Fisherville, June 16, 1857; m. 

Florence G. Chase, Canterbury, dau. Alfred G. Chase 
and Mary L. Ward. Six children, b. Canterbury. 
He conducts a restaurant in Manchester, where they 
reside at 340 Kelly St, 

8 Jessie Maria, b. June 26, 1859, Fisherville; m. June 
17, 1883, Geo. W. Lowd, blacksmith, Plymouth. 
Three children, all residing with parents 104 Austin 
St., Cambridge, Mass., except Ralph, a tool maker 
of 153 Eighth St., Detroit, (a) Raymond E., b. 
Oct. 19, 1884, Lawrence, Mass.; (b) Ralph W., b. 
Apr. 2, 1888, Pennacook, m. Mar. 6, 1912, Pearl 
Stockman, b. Defiance, O., Aug. 26, 1889. They 
have one child, Ralph M., b. Jan. 24, 1913; (c) 
Marion, b. June 20, 1891, Cambridge, a bookkeeper. 

Nathaniel Moore 285 


Children of Amos Dickermau and Ruth Bennett: 
I, Ella M., b. Nashua, Apr. 26, 1855; d. Aug. 16, 1855. 

II. Adelbeit, b. June 15, 1860, at Chicago; d. Oct. 1, 1860. 

309 III. Oscar E., b. Sept. 5, 1S56, Chicago; m. June 23, 1875, Salina, 
Kan., Eosa E. Guiles, b. Aug. 23, 1859, Binghamton, N. Y. 
Resides Elk City, Kan., a farmer. Eleven chUdren. 

IV. Emma Marie, b. Sept. 17, 1862, Chicago; m. Aug. 16, 1885, 
Ellsworth, Kan., Jasper E. Richardson, b. Jan. 2, 1865, 
Indiana. A teamster, residing Belleville, Kan. Three chil- 

1 Mary E., b. June 10, 1888; d. Jan. 2, 1908, Saline Co., 

Kan., m. Mar. 5, 1907, Wm. Cooper, b. Belleville, 
1885, d. June 23, 1907. 

2 Myrtle BeUe, b. Saline Co., Sept. 7, 1890; m. Feb. 22, 

1912, WUlie E. WUbert, Jr., Elk City, 1912. Re- 
side Belleville. One son, Paul, b. 1914. Switchman 
on railroad. 

3 Ella Ruth, b. Oct. 5, 1892; d. July 28, 1893. 

4 Estelle Marie, b. Aug. 26, 1894, Ellsworth, Kan. Re- 

sides Belleville, a telephone operator. 


Children of Fred R. Cutter and Ida Dickerman : 

I. Elizabeth Ida, b. Apr. 15, 1882, Nashua; m. Dec. 19, 1897, 
Amherst, Frank C. Hobart, b. Oct. 2, 1880, Nashua. An 
engineer, residing Hobbs Ave., Nashua. 

II. Harry Enoch, b. May 7, 1884, Nashua; m. Dec. 24, 1911, at 
Litchfield, Ruth Emma Deane, b. Feb. 25, 1881, Newbury 
Center, Vt. An express driver, residing Nelson Block, 

III. Clara Jane, b. Nov., 1887, Nashua; m. Apr. 7, 1905, Nashua, 
Irving James, Bancroft, b. Dracut, Mass. They reside 
Boston, Mass., where is is a violinist. 

286 The Descendants of 


Children of Robert M. Bennett and Martha Anderson: 

I. Cora Alice, b. Jan. 30, 1887. 

II. EajTnond J., b. Sept. 13, 1889. 

m. Ealph (twin of Raymond J.), d. by drowning. 

IV. Elizabeth E., b. Oct. 24, 1891; m. Chester Bean of Pennacook 
and resides Lawrence, Mass. Two children: 

1 Mattie. 

2 Sadie. 

V. James F., b. Nov. 27, 1893. 
VI. Fred. 
VII. Isabelle L., b. Sept. 30, 1898. 


Children of John A. Wallace and Helen Bennett: 
I. Almon J., b. Aug. 28, 1870. A teamster. 
II. Harvey L., b. Aug. 7, 1873. A farmer, residing Deerfield. 

III. Lillian A., b. Apr. 2, 1875; m. Lewiston, Me., Charles Penny, 

and resides 56 Lake St., Nashua. 

IV. James S., b. Jan. 12, 1877. A farmer, residing East Tilton. 


Children of Alvin Bennett and Nellie Putnam: 

I. George P. Resides Milford, R. F. D. 

II. Mark Harrison, b. Sept. 4, 1869, Mt. Vernon; m. June 18, 
1903, Ethel Towne, b. Jan. 1, 1885, No. Boscawen. A 
harness-maker, residing 1 Cross St., Amherst. One child, 
Marion A., b. Jan. 17, 1904, Amherst. 

III. Florence, m. Whittier; resides Milford, E. F. D. 

Four children. 

Nathaniel MIoore 287 


Children of Edwin 0. Batchelder and Alice E. Elliott: 

I. Harry Eugene, b. May 14, 1873; m. June 23, 1900, Grace 
Arnold Taft, b. Sept. 7, 1872, dau. of Charles and Susan 
(Arnold) Taft. He is with Crompton & Knowles Loom 
Works at Providence, R. I., and resides No. 6 Oak St. in 
that city. Two children: 

1 Charles Donald, b. Nov. 28, 1901. 

2 Elizabeth Eudora, b. Dec. 26, 1908; d. Dec. 28, 1908, 

II. Cora Abby, b. June 4, 1875, Providence; m. June 19, 1901,- 
Fred H. Brown, Concord. Three children, b. Concord: 

1 Aubrey Merle, b. Mar. 25, 1902. 

2 Doris Elizabeth, b. Feb. 28, 1905. 

3 Fred H., Jr., b. Nov. 30, 1906. 

m. Estelle Charlotte, b. Providence, Oct. 19, 1877; teacher Prov- 
idence public schools. 


Children of Charles F. Elliott and Florence Chase: 
I. Ernest Everett, b. May 16, 1885. 

II. Eva Belle, b. Apr. 2, 1887, Canterbury; m. Sept. 5, 1908, at 
Tilton, Arthur E. Demers, b. Oct. 29, 1877, St. Alexander, 
Canada. Reside 20 Chapin St., Southbridge, Mass. One 
child, Doris, b. May 1, 1910. He is foreman of an optical 

III. Mary Louise, b. June 4, 1891; d. Canterbury, Sept. 26, 1891. 

IV. Alfred Chase, b. July 22, 1889. 

V. Harry Earl, b. Sept. 6, 1893. Resides at home. 

VI. Gladys Beulah, b. Nov. 12, 1894. Resides at home. 


Children of Oscar E. Dickerman and Rosa Guiles: 

I. Hattie M., b. Ellsworth Co., Dec. 23, 1876; m. Belleville, 1897, 
Theodore Marsh, stock-man and farmer. Reside Belleville. 
Two children, Beulah and Velma. 

288 The DescenDx\nts of 

II. William Adelbert, b. Aug. 20, 1878; m. 1st 1898, Elsie M. 
Martin, who d, Aug., 1901. One child, WUlie B. He m. 
2nd, 1904, Arkansas City, Kan., Ruth Scott. Three chil- 
dren: Mildred Ethyl, Delia May and Farrall Wayne. He 
is a gardner residing Arkansas City, Kan. 

III. Edgar Eugene, b. Nov., 1881; m. Belleville, Nov. 1, 1901, 
Inez McQueen. Resides Salina, Kan. A passenger con- 
ductor, Union Pacific R. R. Three children (two dying 
in infancy) ; Edgar Eugene Jr., b. Feb. 11, 1916. 

IV. George Franklin, b. Jan. 27, 1883; m. 1906, Lane, Kan., 
Violet Fay Ginguick. No children. A salesman, residing 
Topeka, Kan. 

V. Amos J., b. May 2, 1885; m. Mar., 1906, Belleville. Dora 
May Car dwell. No children. A farmer, residing Ft. Mor- 
gan, Col. 

VI. Mary Almira, b. June 7, 1887; m. Belleville, Mar., 1906, Geo. 
W. W. Nixon, b. Jan. 21, 1885. One child, Raj-moud 
David, b. Oct. 26, 1906. A passenger engineer, Chicago, 
Rock Island & Pacific R. R., residing 113 So. C St., Her- 
rington, Kan, 

VII. Ella May, b. Mar. 2, 1887; m. Elk City, June 5, 1912, Thos. 
B, Somers, of Jersey City, N. J. A blacksmith, residing 
Grenola, Kan. Two children: Thelma Eunice and Gale 

VIII. Emma Adeline, b. Belleville, Aug. 8, 1891. A teacher, un- 
married, residing Elk City. 

IX. Ethyl Isabelle, b. Belleville, Jan. 8, 1895. A bookkeeper, re- 
siding Herrington. Unmarried. 

X. Esther D., b. Belleville, Sept. 16, 1897. 

XI. Oscar James, b. Belleville, Jan. 1, 1900. 


I. Nancy, b. Oct. 4, 1791; m. Dec. 25, 1817, William Davis of 
Northfield and d. Aug. 24, 1825. 

310 II. Martha, b. Aug. 13, 1793; m. Sept. 22, 1818, John C. Stevens 
of Northfield. History of Northfield says of them: "They 
resided on the Peter French place. Sixteen children were 
born to them. They were in moderate circumstances, it 

Nathaniel Moore 289 

is told, until one year's crop of rye that covered the hill- 
sides far and near brought such bountiful returns that 
they were able to pay all debts. They then sold the farm 
to Mr. French and removed to better conditions at Stew- 
artstown.'^ John C. Stevens was bom in Northfield and 
died at Colebrook, a farmer. They are reported to have 
had 16 children, but only seven are accounted for. 

311 III. Alice, b. Mar. 30, 1796; m. 1815, James Leverett Chase, b. 

Loudon, Dec. 31, 1795; d. Aug. 15, 1867. She was buried 
at East Columbia, he at Lancaster. Two children. 

312 rV. Morrill S., b. Oct. 29, 1798; m. Sarah Hancock, Oct. 2, 1820, 

b. Canterbury, Apr. 7, 1794, d. Oct. 24, 1858. He died in 
Northfield, their home, May 14, 1860. Five children. 
"They settled first near the Alvah Hannaford place and 
afterward on the Bean Hill road, where the 5 children were 
born. Both houses have since been burned. He d. at his 
son's residence in Sanbornton in 1860" (Hist. Northfield). 

313 V. Mary (Polly), b. Oct. 28, 1800; m. Canterbury, Dec. 29, 1825, 

Jacob C. Haines, b. Sanbornton, Apr. 24, 1799, settled May, 
1820, New Chester, now Hill, 1825-6, removed to Waltham, 
Mass., 1840, where he d. Nov. 10, 1870, at 71 yrs. He was 
deacon of Baptist church of Hill. She d. Boston, Sept. 
22, 1865; buried Waltham, Mt. Feake Cemetery. Nine 

314 VI. Milton, b. Nov. 11, 1802; m. Abigail Verrill of Alexandria, 

who d. Nov. 22, 1858, at 55, daughter of Joseph and Sally 
(Sanders) Verrill. He d. Alexandria, Aug. 30, 1838, at 36. 
Five children, b. Alexandria, of whom four d. under 30 
yrs, of age, of consumption. Warren Verrill owns the old 
farm on which the original barn stands, built by him. 

315 VII. Betsey, b. Nov. 23, 1804; d. Sept. 14, 1871, Scranton, Pa.; m. 

Mar. 25, 1842, Stephen Carlton of Colebrook. Three 

VIII. Moody, b. Mar. 7, 1807; d. at sea in 1857 while on a voyage 
to CaUfornia; m. Eliza Flagg, b. Lincoln, Mass. He was 
a grocer in Waltham, Mass., removed to New York City. 
Two daughters, Ellen A. (who m. Jacob Dinsmore) and 


290 The Descendants of 

316 IX. Matthias Merrill, b. Apr. 24, 1810, in the temporary home 

known as the ' ' block house. " He m. 1st Elizabeth Thayer 
Jones, b. in South Boston. She d. 1833, when her only 
child, Matthias J., was born. He m. 2nd Jan. 26, 1834, 
Harriet Philbrook of Sanbornton, b. 1814, Andover, who 
d. Apr. 27, 1863. He d. Feb. 3, 1888. Children, first mar- 
riage, 1; second, 4. A singing teacher in early life, he 
kept later a store in Canterbury, near Northfield line. He 
lived on the Glines place in Canterbury, near Northfield 
line, on the Tilton road. In his time his farm, now owned 
by Frank Plastridge, was one of the finest in town. Col. 
Matthias Moore was a prominent citizen of the town. He 
had charge of the training of the military company. He 
was tendered a colonel's commission at outbreak of the 
Civil War but declined on account of his age. He resided 
for some years in Boston and later in Waltham. Col. 
Moore was strongly interested in the history of his ances- 
try. He gave many facts to Mr. John Haines of "Waltham. 
He was reputed to have left a genealogy which possibly 
contained valuable information. In his early years many 
of the second generation in Canterbury still lingered on 
the scene. It is probable that substantially all his records 
were copied by Mr. John Haines about 1880. 

317 X. Esther, b. Aug. 13, 1812; d. Feb. 26, 1895; m. Sept., 1835, 

James Moore of Waltham, b. May 24, 1809, and d. Mar. 11, 
1877. He was a son of Uriah Moore (family unknown) 
of Waltham and Sarah Priest. Four children. 

XI. Phoebe, b. Nov. 11, 1813; m. Trueworthy Evans of Gilman- 
ton and resided there. 


Children of John C. Stevens and Martha Moore: 

I. Alice A., b. June 3, 1819; m. Durgin. 

II. Charles K., b. Apr. 3, 1821; d. July 15, 1824. 

III. Asa G., b. Aug., 1823; d. Sept. 1, 1825. 

IV. Jeremiah Fames, b. Dec. 4, 1825; m. Emily Hall, Mar. 28, 
1850. A farmer, Colebrook. She was b. June 5, 1827. 
She d. Boston, Oct, 25, 1906; buried Colebrook. Eleven 

Nathaniel Moore 291 

318 1 Imogene, b, 1852; m. Ezra Johuson, b. 1859, Canada; 

d. 1908, West Stewartstown, laborer. She d. 1902. 
Five children. 

2 Alvin, b. June, 1851. 

3 Charles W., b. Feb. 2, 1853; d. Oct. 21, 1868. 

4 Ella. Resides Durham, Me. 

5 Edson, b. May 24, 1862. Resided Boston. 

6 Addison (twin to Edson), m. Esther Mills Aug. 31 


7 Mary Etta, b. 1868; d. May 10, 1913. Resided Boston. 

8 Oscar, b. Aug. 13, 1857; m. Eliza Hammond, Nov. 28, 

1889, b. Aug., 1863. One child, a son, b. June 9, 

9 Isabel. Removed to Lawrence. 
10. Harriet. 

11 Electa, b. 1869; d. Jan. 21, 1903; m. George Sloar. 
One child. 

V. Hiram E., b. Feb. 22, 1828; d. May 22, 1904; m. Apr. 5, 
1849, Julia Reed, b. Feb. 28, 1830, d. Aug. 8, 1889. A 
farmer residing Canada. Three children: 

1 Martha, b. July 2, 1851; d. 1863, unmarried. 

2 Josephine, b. Nov. 6, 1853; m. Apr. 6, 1886, Fred 

Boynton, a farmer of Eddington, Me. No children. 

3 Emma I., b. Jan. 30, 1857; m. Aug. 25, 1877, James 

Reed, Colebrook. No children. 

VI. William W., b. Feb. 3, 1830; d. May 22, 1904, in Colebrook; 

m. Apr. IS, 1854, Rachel Heath, b. Apr. 12, 1836. A 

farmer. Twelve children: 

1 Fred, b. 1856; ni. Ollie Hamilton. Reside Boonville, 

Mendocino County, Cal. 

2 Frank H., b. May, 1859; d. Nov. 21, 1886, unmarried. 

319 3 Ellen, b. Feb. 25, 1861; m. 1st May 14, 1882, John 

Barrett, b. Feb. 22, 1858, Canada. He d. Mar. 20, 
1911, Colebrook, a shoemaker. She m. 2nd Sept., 
1913, Darwin Blakely, a farmer. Eight children by 
first husband. 

4 Alice, b. 1863; unmarried. 

5 Wiliam E., b. Jan. 25, 1866; m. Mar. 7, 1907, Elbra 

Powers, b. July 18, 1871, Canada. Resides Cole- 
brook. An engineer. No children. 

6 Alma b. 1866; d. 1881. 

7 Abbie, b. 1868; d. 1881. 

8 Catherine, b. Apr. 29, 1870; m. Aug. 12, 1896, Loren 

Hill, b. Feb. 18, 1869. A carpenter of Colebrook. 
No children. 

292 The Descendants op 

9 John b. Nov. 17, 1872; d. 1881. 

10 Eva, b. Mar. 25, 1875; m, Albion Parkhurst, b. Mar. 

8, 1875, Columbia. A farmer of Columbia. Four 
children: Lyman F., b. Sept. 24, 1900; Mildred R., 
b. Aug. 13, 1902; Pearl B., b. Sept. 5, 1904; Lucy, 
b. Oct. 24, 1909. 

11 Alba, b. June 16, 1877. An engineer residing Cole- 

brook. Unmarried. 

12 Clark, b. Jan. 6, 1879; m. Dec. 23, 1904, Emma Scott. 

A miller, Colebrook. Two children: Leon L., b. Dec. 
5, 1907; Elora, b. 1911. 

VIL John Moody, b. 1832; m. Ellen Mahoren. Resided and died 
North Stratford. No children, probably. She m. 2nd 


Children of J. Leverett Chase and Alice Moore : 

I. Christopher M., b. Loudon, July 13, 1816; d. 1876; m. 1st 
1846, and twice later. No children. 

320 n. John S., b. Loudon, June 13, 1818; d. May 17, 1901; m. Dec. 
27, 1845, Sarah A. Chandler, b. Colebrook, Mar. 14, 1826, 
d. June 28, 1890. Seven children, all b. Colebrook. 


Children of Morrill S. Moore and Sarah Hancock: 

L Orpha, b. Oct. 7, 1825; d. 1827. 

IL Clarissa, b. Apr. 18, 1827; m. Oct. 17, 1850, Joseph M. Cross 
of Northfield, residing Bean Hill Road. He d. a farmer, 
Rogers homestead. Mar. 9, 1901. She d. June 12, 1877. 
Ten children: 

1 Frank, b. Dec. 4, 1850; m. Jan. 15, 1880, Ellen Fogerty 

of Boston. Reside Northfield. No children. 

2 Clara, b. 1853; d. May 4, 1860. 

3 Sarah, b. 1855; m. Frank Corser of Webster, where 

they reside. No children. 

4 Albert, b. 1857. Resides home place. Bean Hill Road, 

Northfield. Unmarried. 

Nathaniel Moore 293 

5 Fred H., b. Dee. 6, 1859; m, Jan. 22, 1890, Ida M. 

Downing, b. Lakeport, 1873. A stone worker, re- 
siding Northfield. Two children: Earl F., b. Sept. 
4, 1892; Lawrence R., b. Mav. 30, 1894. 

6 Warren, b. 1862; d. Nov. 10, 1867. 

7 Maria, b. Feb. 20, 1865; d. in 3 days. 

8 Flora M., b. 1867; d. Sept. 7, 1913; m. 1st Nov. 3, 

1883, Porter M. Hayward, b. Concord, Mar. 4, 1857. 
Two children: Fred, b. Apr. 20, 1885; Maud H., b. 
1887. She m. 2nd Jan. 10, 1899, Albert A. Carr of 
Northfield, a farmer. Resided Joseph Smith farm, 
Northfield, Bean Hill road. 

9 Charles, b. 1869. Resides Webster, unmarried. 

10 Walter B., b. 1872; m. Mar. 19, 1892, Abbie B. Chase 
of Webster, b. 1875. Resides on the homestead, 
Northfield, with his brother. Two children: Frank, 
b. Feb. 8, 1893; Ruby, b. at Webster, Sept., 1895. 

III. Polly, b. May 1, 1828; m. Aug. 9, 1857, Willis Gray, b. Brad- 
ford, Vt., d. Jan. 7, 1867, Tilton. One daughter, Emma 
J., who m. Joseph A. Neally of Nottingham, who d. 1910, 
Newfields, where she resides. 

IV. Morrill, b. Nov. 18, 1829; d. July 1, 1901; m. Mar. 3, 1858, 
Lovina A. Huse. A farmer, Northfield (see town history) 
and tax collector. Five children: 

1 Eliza Abbie, d, in infancy. 

2 Frank Huse, b. Mar. 25, 1862 ; m. Nov. 30, 1899, Louisa 

Bisson. He kept a store in Northfield, later one at 
Belmont and now is a merchant in hay, grain and 
groceries, Laconia. No children. 

3 Cora Estelle, b. June 12, 1864, Sanbornton; m. Jan. 

11, 1896, Oliver W. Taylor, b. Oct. 29, 1864, Laco- 
nia, where he resides, 17 Center St. A blacksmith. 
She was a teacher at Tilton Seminary. Two children: 
Alice Lillian, b. May 2, 1897; Howard Arthur, b. 
Mar. 29, 1901. 

4 Delia A., b. May 11, 1867; m. Jan. 3, 1889, George A. 

Dearborn of Hill, b. Aug. 2, 1862, Hill. She was- 
a teacher. He is an Express Company's messenger, 
residing 27 Beacon St., Concord. He has been 
Town Clerk of Northfield and Representative from 
Concord in the Legislature. Two children: Mildred 
A., b. Sept. 17, 1892, at Northfield, a stenographer 
in the State House; Harold Moore, b. Dec. 19, 1896,. 

29,4 The Descendants of 

5 Arthur G., b. June 26, 1872, West Campton. Besides 
Northfield. He m. Edna Morrill July 26, 1901. No 

V. Merrill, b. Mar. 4, 1831; m. 1st Oct, 6, 1855, Caroline Lake 
of Canterbury, who d. Sept. 10, 1860, at 23 yrs. He m. 2nd 
Mary Heath and removed to Manchester, where he d. Feb. 
26, 1889. Three children: 

1 Clara G., b. Feb. 7, 1865; d. Oct. 31, 1867. 

2 George M., b. Feb. 24, 1863; d. Sept. 1, 1886, in Man- 

chester, where his daughter Edith was born. He is 
buried beside his father at Canterbury. 

321 3 Sarah E., b. Feb. 13, 1871, at Pennacook; m. Feb. 13, 

1887, Manchester, Fred L. Watson, b. Aug. 14, 
1866, at Alton. Reside East Tilton (Route No. 1, 
Tilton). He is employed in Optical Works, Tilton. 
Four children, 

1 Elfleda M., b. Feb. 9, 1888, E. Tilton. 

2 Bernice A., b. Oct. 10, 1891, Tilton. 

3 Fred L., Jr., b. Aug. 20, 1901, E. Tilton. 

4 Frelon Moore, b. July 2, 1904, E. Tilton. 


Children of Jacob C. Haines and Mary Moore: 

I. Caroline M., b. in Hall, Aug. 12, 1826; d. Newton, Mass., 
Jan. 14, 1887; m. Richard P. Carsley, Oct. 7, 1851, Wal- 
tham, b. Hsrrison, Me., Apr. 13, 1826. Two children: John, 
b. Jan. 30, 1854, d. Nov. 4, 1874; Hattie P., b. Sept. 15, 

322 II. Susan, b. Sept. 23, 1828, Hill; d. Jan, 3, 1895, Howard City, 

Mich.; m. Apr, 16, 1848, Alonzo Booth, b. Williston, Vt., 
Feb. 15, 1822, d. Howard City, Aug. 2, 1896. Eight chil- 

1 George A., b. Waltham, Aug. 5, 1850. 

2 Mary E., b. Ogdensburg, N. Y., June 6, 1854. 

3 Frank E., b. Ogdensburg, N. Y., Julv 15, 1856. 

4 Charles F., b. Ogdensburg, Sept. 28 1860. 

5 Wm. H., b. Ogdensburg, Dec. 5, 1862. 

6 Horace M., b. Ogdensburg, July 31, 1864. 

7 Horace M., b. Ogdensburg, July 28, 1866. 

8 Nellie M., b. Ogdensburg, Sept. 19, 1868. 

ni. John, b. Hill, May 20, 1829; removed to Waltham, 
1840; m, at Rumford, Me., Sept, 3, 1857, Mary E., daugh- 
ter of Jesse and Abigail Morgan Hoyt of Weare. Begin- 
ning at age of 18 years he was, after 60 years' service, 
pensioned by the Boston Mfg, Co. of Waltham, He has 
been chief of Waltham fire department, Vice-President of 
Waltham Hospital and a vestryman of Christ Episcopal 

Nathaniel Moore 295 

Church, which he has attended since 1849. Mr. Moore took 
an early interest in the History of the Moore family and 
secured a copy of the data of the late Col, Matthias 
Moore's genealogy, so that the loss of the latter 's records 
is not important. Four children: 

1 John F., b. Waltham, Aug. 10, 1858; d. Nov. 15, 1858. 

2 Julia E., b. Waltham, Jan. 10, 1860; m. Nov. 25, 1886, 

Herbert J. Newton, manufacturer of ladies' gar- 
ments, Boston, b. Westboro, Mass. One daughter, 
Hazel Hoyt, b. Feb. 2, 1891. 

3 Wm. B., b. Waltham, Jan 25, 1867; m. Dec. 22, 1888, 

Annie L. Peck of Waltham. One son, John W., b. 
Feb. 10, 1890. Resides Waltham. 

4 Francis Andrew, b. Waltham, Oct. 7, 1868; m. 1st Jessie 

L. Boyce of Watertown, N. Y., Dec. 24, 1889; m. 
2nd Louise Reed Patton Babson, Oct. 7, 1902, b. 
Boston, May 12, 1883. Two children: Read Ham- 
ilton, b. July 28, 1903; Francis H., b. May 22, 1905. 
Both William and Francis Haines are in the em- 
ploy of the Waltham Watch Company. William 
served in Spanish-American war, Charleston, S. C, 
Santiago and Porto Rico. 

rV. Mary E. b. Hill, July 8, 1831; d. Natick, Mass., Feb. 26, 
1908; m. June 9, 1853, Geo. W. Daniels, b. Waltham, and 
d. May 9, 1886. Two children: 

1 Rev. George Frederick, b. June 21, 1858; d. in Boston, 

a curate, Church of the Advent, May 11, 1897. 

2 Nellie Lavinia, b. Sept. 15, 1861. She is a district 

nurse, Natick, Mass. 

V. Eliza J., b. Hill, Jan. 23, 1833; d. Mar. 24, 1854; m, Francis 
K. Davis of Waltham, Nov. 30, 1851. He is dead. One 
child, Frank, b. Mar., 1854, d. 1856. 

VI. Rebecca, b. Hill, Oct. 17, 1835; m. Elias A. Galloupe, Nov. 
25, 1858, b. Bangor, Me., July 31, 1830, d. June 5, 1907. 
She resides 23 Oak St., Springfield, Mass. Five 
children : 

1 Carrie A., b. Sept. 28, 1859. Resides 471 Chestnut St., 

Springfield, Mass. Resident nurse at Springfield 
Home for Aged Women. 

2 Frederick W., b. Apr. 3, 1863; m. July 5, 1907, Maud 

Percy, b. Worcester, Mass., 1873. He has been with 
the Waltham Watch Company for over thirty years, 
residing 345 Moody St., Waltham. 

3 Hattie F., b. Aug. 13, 1864; d. Sept. 23, 1864. 

296 The Descendants op 

4 Herbert C, b. Aug. 28, 1870; d. Aug. 7, 1871. 

5 Harold E., b. Nov. 23, 1878; d. Aug. 13, 1879. 

VII. Julia A., b, HiU, Nov. 25, 1837; m. Mar. 3, 1858, Chas. J. 

Olney, b. Evaus Mills, N. Y. They celebrated their 50th 

anniversary at their home, 353 Crescent St., Waltham, their 

four children and twelve grandchildren present. He has 

been connected with the Waltham Watch Co. since 1865, 

over 50 years. 

323 1 Mary A., b. Feb. 7, 1859; m. June 18, 1879, Joseph 

Bond. He d. 1905. President American Radiator 

Co. She has homes in Chicago and Pasadena. Two 


2 George L., b. Nov. 1, 1860, Weston, Mass.; m. Waltham, 

Sept. 22, 1892, Vena Clarke, b. Sept. 3, 1865, Fair- 
field, Me. Three children: Katherine, b. Waltham, 
May 14, 1894; Helen, b. Brooklyn, Nov. 6, 1895; 
Clarke, b. Brooklyn, May 16, 1901. He is a super- 
intendent of building construction, residing 28 Eox- 
ford Road, East Cleveland, Ohio. 

3 Julia E., b. Sept. 25, 1862, Waltham; m. Aug. 24, 1892, 

Emory W. Hunt, D.D., LL.D., b. Feb. 2, 1862, Clar- 
ence, N. Y. He was President Dennison University, 
Granville, Ohio, and is now General Secretary Amer- 
ican Baptist Foreign Mission Society. Two children: 
Harriet Olney, b. July 7, 1893, Toledo, O.; Carolyn 
Julia, b. Dec. 29, 1901, Brookline, Mass. They 
reside 69 Babcock St., Brookline, Mass. 

4 Charles J., b. Mar. 3, 1869; m. Waltham, Oct. 17, 1894, 

Minerva Richardson, b. June 13, 1871. He is Secre- 
tary of the Waltham Watch Co. Four children: 
Charles E., b. Feb. 4, 1896; Frank J., b. July 17, 
1897; Clara Louise, b. Nov. 16, 1899; Minerva E., 
b, Jan. 14, 1901. They reside 394 Crescent St., 

VIII. Eben K., b. Sanbornton, Oct. 30, 1839; d. Waltham, June 14, 

IX. Harriet E. b. Waltham, Mar. 22, 1842; m. Horace P. Clarke 

of Boston, Nov. 1, 1864, b. So. Berwick, Me., May 3, 1839. 

He was a manufacturer of ladies' hats. They reside 169 

Columbia Heights, Brooklyn. Two children: 

1 James Russell, b. Sept. 23, 1865, Boston; m. 1st Oct. 26, 

1892, Brooklyn, Ida S. Murphy, who d. Oct. 10, 1914. 

He m. 2nd Jan. 31, 1916, Mrs. Ellen Boyle. He is 

President American-La France Engine Co., of 250 

W. 54ih St., New York City, Two children: Edith 

Nathaniel. Moore 297 

Phelps, b. Mar. 3, 1896, Brooklyn, and James Rus- 
sell, Jr., b. Sept., 1902, Glcu Cove. 

2 Edith Kinsman, b. Feb. 18, 1868, Boston; m. Jan. 8, 
1890, Brooklyn, Alfred Cotton Bedford, b. Nov. 5, 
1863, son of Alfred Bedford of Brooklyn, who d. 
1912 in his 79th year in Loudon, buried Greenwood 
Cemetery, BrookljTi, British representative of the 
"Waltham Watch Co. In December, 1916, at the age 
of 52, Alfred C. Bedford became the head of the 
Standard Oil Company, being elected President of 
the New Jersey corporation, succeeding the late 
John D. Archbold. Mr. Bedford was born in Brook- 
lyn, attended Adelphi College, studied in England, 
Germany and Switzerland. He secured a minor posi- 
tion at the age of 18 with the Bergen Point Chemi- 
cal Co., rising rapidly to the managership of Charles 
Pratt & Co. In 1907 he became a director of the 
Standard Oil Co., of N. J., later becoming Treasurer 
and Vice-President. He is a nephew of Edward T. 
Bedford, President of the Corn Products Co. He 
is chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Em- 
manuel Baptist Church of Brooklyn and is promi- 
nently identified with the work of Pratt Institute 
and of the Young Men's Christian Association of 
Brooklyn. He is a member of several clubs and is 
interested in many important financial and manu- 
facturing institutions. Mr. and Mrs. Bedford reside 
at 410 Clinton Ave., Brooklyn, Their country home 
is "Pemberton," Glen Cove, L. I. They have two 
sons: (1) Alfred Clarke, b. Jan. 1, 1891, graduated 
Williams, 1913, m. April 25, 1916, Beatrice Sherman 
Kalley, dau. Frederick Draper Kalley. Mr. Bed- 
ford is beginning his career with the Carter Oil Co., 
a subsidiary of the Standard Oil Co. (2) Dean, b. 
May 3, 1898. 

X. Ella F. Haines (adopted), b. Waltham, Mar. 16, 1847; m. 
Charles D, Fiske. They reside Kendall Green near Wal- 
tham. Six children: 

1 Edna M., b. Oct. 24, 1868. 

2 Carrie L., b. Oct. 24, 1869. 

3 Walter C, b. Jan. 3, 1873. 

4 Addie S., b. July 22, 1874. 

5 Alfred W., b. Sept. 23, 1877. 

6 Charles D., b. June 10, 1880. 

298 The Descendants of 


Children of Dea. Milton Moore and Abigail Verrill: 

I. Tryphena V., b. Dec, 1826; d. Aug. 11, 1853, at 26; m. Dec. 

7, 1854, George Horseley of Boston, a sheet iron worker. 
He m. 2nd and removed to California. No children. 

n. Augusta L., b. Feb. 10, 1827; d. Feb. 3, 1848, at 20; m. Oct. 
3, 1845, George Donavan, who d. July, 1847. One son, b. 
Aug. 24, 1847, d. Aug. 30, 1888. 

III. Charlotte A., b. Dec. 6, 1829; m. Oct. 3, 1846, Boston John 
La More, a leather dealer, b. Palermo, Italy, Dec. 8, 1820. 
She d. at Alexandria Feb. 5, 1860 at 30. He m. 2nd Mary 
Ann Berry at Alexandria, b. July 25, 1830, d. Mar. 31, 
1884. Three children by first marriage, one by second: 

1 Abbie C, b. Jan. 1, 1849; d. Mar. 15, 1849, in Boston. 

2 Frank P., b. Jan. 1, 1854; d. July 26, 1866, at 12 yrs. 

3 Joseph v., b. July 9, 1856; d. Sept. 12, 1910; buried 

Bust, Cal. Eesided Point Richmond, Cal. He m. 
Ellen S. Nicholson, Jan. 9, 1889, Los Angeles. Two 
children: J. V. La More, b. Mar. 29, 1896, asst. book- 
keeper, bank of Eichmond, Eichmond, Cal.; Walter 
N., b. May 17, 1901. 

4 Katie, d. Nov. 4, 1878, at 9 yrs. 

IV. Eliza A., b. July 17, 1833; d. Alexandria, Nov. 22, 1853, at 
20. Unmarried. 

V. Sarah, b. June 11, 1837; m. 1st Bristol, Dec. 8, 1853, Henry 
P. Simonds, b. Alexandria, Apr. 17, 1825, d. Alexandria, 
Nov. 10, 1893. A farmer. She m. 2nd Dr. John A. Soule 
of Hyde Park, Mass., b. Mar. 6, 1867. A veterinary surgeon. 
Three children, two by first marriage, one by second: 

1 Charles G. (Simonds), b. Jan. 20, 1855, Alexandria; m. 

Dee. 8, 1880, San Francisco, Annie M. Smith, b. 
Nov. 10, 1860, dau. Capt. Chas. H. Smith. Reside 
2946 Grove St., Berkeley, Cal. Two chUdren: Lois 
J., b. July 6, 1884; Charles G., Jr., b. Sept. 24, 
1888, a carpenter, unmarried. Mr. Simonds is a 
paper dealer, 

2 Florence Ines, d. Nov. 10, 1862, at 3 yrs. 

3 Albion Milton Moore (Soule), b. Hyde Park, May 18, 

1868; m. May 1, 1891, Harriet M. Lathrop of Dor- 
cheiter, b. Nov. 12, 1871. Reside 77 Harvard Ave., 

Nathaniel Moore 299 

Hyde Park. He is a doctor and Government Veteri- 
nary Inspector. Two children: Albion M. M., Jr., 
b. May 22, 1892, Hyde Park, a draughtsman, resid- 
ing at home; Ethel M, F., b. Sept. 23, 1894. 


Children of Stephen Carlton and Betsey: 

I. Mary, b. Dec. 19, 1842; m. Nov. 7, 1858, at the age of 16, 

Hiram Piper of Stewartstown, who d. Feb. 10, 1908, 

Canaan, buried West Stewartstown. A farmer. Three 

children : 

324 1 Nellie M., b. Oct. 7, 1859; m. Jan. 23, 1879, Stephen 

E. Weeks, a farmer of Canaan, Vt. Three children. 

2 Edward E., b. Sept. 21, 1865; unmarried. Besides with 

mother, Canaan, Vt. A farmer. 

3 Arvilla Betsey, b. Aug. 31, 1868; m, George W. Allen, 

of West Stewartstown, insurance agent, Aug. 20, 
1889. He d. June 18, 1907, buried Canaan, Vt. She 
m. 2nd Dec. 31, 1911, Melvin Martin, a decorator of 
West Stewartstown. No children. 

II. George W., b. July 4, 1845, Colebrook; m. Dec. 24, 1864, 
Scranton, Pa., to which place he removed in Jan., 1864, 
Sarah S. i'ellows, b. Sept. 8, 1842, Scranton. A contractor 
and builder residing Clarks Green, Pa. Eight children, 
bom Scranton, first five dying in infancy: 

6 Edward, b. Oct. 28, 1875. A contractor. 

7 Edith, b. Sept. 25, 1878. Instructor in International 

Coriespondence Schools, Scranton. 

8 Robert, b. Oct. 16, 1882; m. Oct. 30, 1913, Bessie Moly- 

neaux, b. June 30, 1881, Waverly, Pa. A carpenter 
residing Clarks Green, Pa. One child, Jean, b. 1915. 

in. Charles, b. Feb. 27, 1848; d. Aug. 8, 1866, Scranton. 


Children of Col. Matthias Moore: 

I. Matthias Jones, b. 1833, South Boston, Mass., 3 days before 
his mother died. Enlisted Civil War, 44th Mass., and re- 
enlisted in 14th Mass. light artillery; was promoted 2nd 

300 The Descendants op 

Lt. He was thrown from his horse and never fully re- 
covered. Occupation, cutter. Resided Boston. He d. at 
father's house of heart disease and dropsy Nov. 15, 1885. 
while on a visit. He m. Margaret Crawford Cheney^ 
daughter of Alfred Cheney and Harriet Crawford of Bos- 
ton. Three children: 
325 1 Edith Cranford, b. Sept. 20, 1861, Brooklyn, N. Y.; 

m. Sept. 7, 1882, Ernst R. Domansky, b. June 9^ 
1840^ Danzig, Prussia. Occupation, brewer, Boston, 
Mass. He d. Castine, Me., Sept. 21, 1908. She d. 
Castine, Me., Mar. 15, 1912, and was buried Win- 
chester, Mass. Four children. 

2 Howard Cheney, b. May 16, 1867; d. Oct., 1867. 

3 Dwight, b. Dec. 16, 1868. Unmarried. He is agent of 

Boston Excelsior Co. at 40 Cooper Square, New 
York, conducting a large wholesale business. He 
resides Closter, N. J. 

II. Joseph Carroll, b. Sept. 24, 1838; m. Sept. 11, 1863, Fitch- 
burg, Mass., Abbie E. Waterhouse, b. Feb. 6, 1848, Woon- 
socket, d. Jan. 8, 1894, Cambridge, Mass. An engineer on 
Fitchburg Railroad, killed July 19, 1881, Zoar, Mass. 
His train, the west bound accommodation passenger, was 
run into in a deep cut on a sharp curve, by the Saratoga 
express, whose engineer ran by the station. Joseph C, 
Moore stuck to his post and died instantly. He is buried 
beside his mother in Canterbury Center yard. Four chil- 

1 Freddie S., b. May 6, 1865; m. Oct. 29, 1885, Lydia J. 

King, b. July 4, 1864, Clinton, Mass. A letter car- 
rier, Fitchburg, Mass. Two children: Clara Lil- 
lian, b. May 9, 1888; Fred Holman, b. Mar. 15, 
1890, d. Apr. 17, 1890. 

2 Granville W,, b. May 15, 1869; m. June 18, 1890, 

Rosella Garland Smart, b. Oct. 23, 1870, Springfield, 
Vt. A civil engineer residing Boise, Idaho. Two 
children, born Fitchburg: Helen M., b. Apr. 16, 
1895; Joseph C, b. Apr. 14, 1901. 

3 Robert T., b. Oct. 20, 1873; d. Dec. 15, 1873, Fitch- 


4 Clara May, b. Jan. 14, 1878; d. Sept. 25, 1883, Fitch- 


m. Elizabeth Cecilia, b. Boston; d, Sept. 9, 1901, unmarried. 
Taught Braintree, Mass., high school, returning to the 
home farm and remaining after her father's death to close 
up his affairs. 

Nathaniel JIoore 301 

IV. Victoria Gerrish, b, Sanboruton, Aug. 20, 1838; m. 1st May, 
1871, George W. Whitney of Boscawen; m. 2nci Nov. 12. 
1881, William H. Fowler, farmer of North Pembroke. No 

V. William Henry Harrison, b. Jan. 5, 1841; m. Nov. 20, 1872, 
Martha J. Cross, Bath. He was for 35 years a railroad 
engineer, Resided in Lisbon. In mercantile business with 
his son-in-law in firm of Fred Parker & Co., until his 
death, June 11, 1913. Four children: 

1 Ralph H., b. Jan. 25, 1874, Woodsville; d. Apr. 11, 


2 Ida B., b. Jan. 16, 1877; m. Apr. 15, 1896, Fred Parktr 

of Lisbon. One child, Roger Moore, b. Sept. 20. 

3 Florence L., b. Woodsville, May 5, 1880. A steno- 

grapher in Brigham's Insurance Agency, Lisbon. 
She m. Oct. 11, 1911, Arthur Gamaliel Fish, of 
Warner, editor and publisher of the Kearsarge In- 
dependent and Times. 

4 Mary V., b. Nov. 14, 1888, Woodsville. A school 


VI. Lillian Naomi, b. Tilton; m. 1st Jan. 15, 1867, Canterbury, 
Henry Bradford Dyer, shoe manufacturer, b. South Brain- 
tree, Mar. 24, 1843, d. there Sept. 16, 1873. She m. 2nd 
Ephraim Snow Dyer of Truro, Mass., June 15, 1890, surf- 
man of the life-saving station, who d., after 31 years' 
service, at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Feb. 
10, 1905. Children (by first husband) : 

1 Wm. Bradford, b. May 19, 1868 ; m. 1895, Lizzie Kelley 

of Boston. He d. Aug. 8, 1903. Two children: 
Ralph Edison and Lillie Naomi, 

2 Horatio Francis, b. Dec. 31, 1869; m, 1898, Joanna 

Smith of Brooklyn, An agent for typewriters. New 
York City, 

VTT, Henrietta Alice, b, Sanbornton; m, 1882, Wm, L, Knowles of 
Truro, Mass, She d, July 19, 1898, No children. 


Children of James Moore and Esther Moore: 

T. George H., b, Waltham, July 31, 1836; m, Apr, 27, 1864, Mary 
E. Moore of Catskill, N. Y., b, there Mar. 17, 1847, dau. 
George Moore, brother of James, who married Esther and 

302 The Descendants op 

Mary Person, He d. Aug. 29, 1878. Eesided Lynn, Mass. 
She d. there Apr. 30, 1888, buried Waltham. They were 
own cousins. Two children: 

1 Mary Esther, b. Lynn, Jan. 3, 1867; m. Sept. 12, 1886, 

Stevens Chase Bryant of Lynn, b. July 1, 1867, 
Quiney, Mass. Two children: Karl, b. Apr. 25, 
1888, Lynn, d. in 10 days; Blanch Elizabeth, b. Jan. 
14, 1887, at Lynn, m. Apr. 24, 1912, Daniel E. Hut- 
chings, b. Apr. 19, 1889, Lynn, a printer, residing 
88 Mariana St., Lynn. 

2 Jennie E., b. Lynn, Jan. 24, 1871. Clerk in shoe store. 

Besides 12 Chase St., Lynn, Mass. Unmarried. 

IL James Milton, b. Waltham, Dec. 1, 1846. Served 14 months 
in U. S. Navy in Civil War. He m. Jan. 12, 1875, Boston, 
Carrie M. Marble of Lynn, b. Aug. 19, 1855, dau, James 
F. and Harriet Marble. He was a jeweler of Lynn, Mass, 
He d. Feb. 25, 1913, Waltham. She resides 33 Springdale 
Ave., East Saugus, Mass. Five children: 

1 George Milton, b. Lynn, Dec. 23, 1875; m. Eochester, 

N. Y., Oct. 22, 1898, Addie Mann. A chef, residing 
East Saugus, Mass. One child, George M., b. July 
16, 1899, Rochester. She resides 295 Beal St., 
WoUaston, Mass. 

2 James Frank, b, Lynn Apr, 29, 1878; m. at Marble- 

head, Mass., Feb. 7, 1898, Elizabeth Glass, b. Oct. 
11, 1880, Marblehead. Reside 50 Front St., Mar- 
blehead. Six children, born Marblehead: James 
Joseph, b. Aug. 21, 1899; Raymond, b. Jan. 6, 1904; 
Kenneth Laskey, b. Mar. 19, 1905; Pauline Tilden, 
b. Oct. 2, 1907; Gladys, b. Jan. 20, 1910; Florence, 
b. July 25, 1912. 

3 Hattie Lulu, b. Lynn, Feb. 11, 1882. Resides at home. 

4 Edward Stanton, b. Lynn, Dec, 6, 1883. Resided East 

Saugus, Married, Syracuse, N, Y,, Edna Berry, b. 
Sept. 29, 1891, Stockton Springs, Me. A steamship 
steward and chef. Three children: Edward Berry, 
b, Dec. 1, 1899, Buffalo; Donald Stanton, b. Nov. 
28, 1911, Beachmont, Mass.; Edna Mae, b. Nov. 10, 
1912, Whitinsville, Mass. 

5 Carrie Marble, b. Lj-nn, May 10, 1887; m. May 11, 

1908, Geo, H, Russell, b, Apr, 6, 1882, Lynn, Mass,, 
a painter, residing 33 Springdale Ave., East Saugus, 
Mass. No children. 

III. Sallie E., b. Waltham, Dec. 21, 1839; d. Waltham, Dec. 25, 
1909. Unmarried. Resided with Eliza J. 

Nathaniel Moore 303 

IV. Eliza J., b. Waltham, July 14, 1842. Resides Waltham, 14 
Liberty St. Unmarried. 


Children of Ezra Johnson and Imogene Stevens : 

I. Electa, b. Oct. 14, 1887, Hereford, Canada; m. Leo P. Dodge, 
b. Sept. 25, 1873, Calais, Vt. A farmer of Woleott, Vt., 
Route No. 2. Three children: 

1 Emily, b. Sept. 5, 1907, Canaan; d. 1913, Elmore, Vt. 

2 Winfred, b. Oct. 7, 1910, W. Stewartstown. 

3 Kenneth Leo, b. Oct. 27, 1914; d. Apr. 20, 1915, Elmore. 

II. William, b. Jan. 21, 1886, a policeman, unmarried, Seattle, 

III. Carrie, b. Mar. 15, 1892; m. Sherman McNutt, b. Pembroke, 

Nov. 21, 1887. Mill operative, Woleott, Vt., R. F. D. 
No. 1. One child, Everett, b. Oct. 2, 1913, Morrisville. 

IV. Jesse M., b, Oct. 30, 1892; m. Mae Delia Farnham, Oct. 16, 

1915, Resides Montpelier, Vt., R. F. D. No. 4. No chil- 

V. Arthur, b. May 8, 1895. Resides, unmarried. Powers, Oregon, 
camp I. 


Children of John Barrett and Ellen Stevens: 

I. John Wm., b. Feb. 19, 1883; d. Dec, 1890. 

II. Frederick George, b. Dec. 1, 1885; d. Mar. 31, 1899. 

in. Helen C, b. June 29, 1887; m. June 7, 1907, Jesse F. Carney. 
Two children: Wendel F., b. June 8, 1909; Pauline, b. 
April 14, 1911. Reside Lancaster. 

rV. Murtie, b. Dec. 25, 1889; d. Nov., 1890. 

V. Burton, b. June 6, 1892. 

VT. Stacey, b. July 10, 1896. Resides Littleton. A shoe factory 

Vn. Loren H., b. Nov. 28, 1898. 

VIII. Alba, b. Sept. 4, 1901. 

-304 The Descendants of 


Children of John S. Chase and Sarah Chandler: 

I. Joseph H., b. Feb. 9, 1851; m. June 16, 1875, EUen T. Pilbro, 
b. Jan. 5, 1859. An engineer, residing Colebrook. Three 
children, b Colebrook. 

1 Leonora E., b. Sept. 18, 1876; m. Sept. 3, 1892, Charles 

Carlton, b. Colebrook, 1865. Resides Wenlock, Vt. 
An engineer. One child, Cecil H., b. Sept. 13, 1896. 

2 Lulu W. b. July 5, 1878; m. Sept. 19, 1900, Dana Wil- 

son, lens grinder, Tilton, b. Feb. 16, 1873, Went- 
worth Location. No children. 

3 Everett H., b. May 13, 1883, Wentworth Location; m. 

Dec. 9, 1904, Agnes Boage, b. England, Nov. 27, 
1882. A motorman. Three children: Geo. H., b. 
Apr. 23, 1905, Montreal; Carol L., b. Sept. 1, 1906. 
Colebrook, d. Nov. 28, 1906, Ft. Covington, N. Y.; 
Muriel F., b. Nov. 4, 1907, Montreal. 

II. Mary E., b. July 1, 1852; m. Dec. 31, 1873, Alba Corbett, b. 
June 29, 1851, Stewartstown. A farmer residing Cole- 
brook. No children. 

III. Alice L., b. May 8, 1854; d. Aug. 9, 1872. 

IV. Lucy L., b. Nov. 25, 1860; d. May 5, 1862. 

V. Jennie I;., b. Oct. 14, 1863, m. 1st Feb. 1, 1882, Irving Cum- 
mings, b. Feb. 10, 1861, Colebrook; d. Aug. 8, 1897, a 
farmer at Stewartstown. She m. 2nd Mar., 1901, Clinton 
Hurd, b. Mar. 7, 1861, Stewartstown, a farmer. Five 
children, b. Stewartstown: 

1 Oscar, b. Sept. 21, 1882; m. Oct. 23, 1906, Bessie Shil- 

lato. A grocer at Newport, Vt. One child, Doris A., 
b. Apr., 1907, Newport. 

2 Alice L., b. Sept. 16, 1883; m. July 20, 1901, Leigh 

Young, b. June 23 , a farmer. Two children: 

Elmer C, b. May, 1905, d. 1906; Louis, b. Oct. 31, 
1907. Reside, Milan. 

3 Harley, b. Sept. 14, 1895 ^ 

4 Floy A., b. Sept. 15, 1896 lb. a year and a day apart 

5 Irving, b. Sept. 16, 1897 J 

Nathaniel MfooRE 305 

VI. John A., b. Oct. 13, 1866; m. Feb. 18, 1892, Hattie Hodge, 
b. Apr. 3, 1868, Canaan, Vt. A farmer, residing West 
Burke, Vt. Two children: 

1 Minnie L., b. Apr. 17, 1893, Colebrook; m. Dec. 1, 1915, 

Lyndonville, Vt., Burton Longley Brown, b. Apr. 
3, 1894, So. Ryegate. Reside 112 Portland St., St. 
Johnsbury. He is a herdsman. 

2 Dorothy A., b. Apr,, 1903, Groveton. 

VII. Sarah J., b. Apr. 10, 1868 ; m. Mar, 6, 1889, Lester O. Haynes, 
b. June 5, 1861, Stewartstown. A farmer, Pittsburgh. 
Two children: 

1 Harry F., b. June 10, 1890; m. Dec. 28, 1908, Grace 

A. Grover of Stewartstown. Resides Pittsburgh, a 
farmer. One child. Bertha. 

2 Stewart H., b. Mar. 21, 1896. 


Children of Fred L. Watson and Sarah E. Moore: 

I. Elfleda M., b. Feb. 9, 1888; m. Aug. 13, 1904, East Tilton, 
Bert G. Taylor, a farmer residing Meredith, b, July 5, 
1885, Belmont, Four children: 

1 Leslie W,, b, June 7, 1908, 

2 Maurice L,, b. May 23, 1909. 

3 Irvill J,, b. May 17, 1911. 

4 George A,, b, July 5, 1913. 

II. Bernice A., b. Oct, 10, 1891, Tilton. 
III. Fred L., Jr., b, Aug. 20, 1901, E. Tilton. 
IV. Frelon Moore, b. July 2, 1904, E, Tilton, 


Children of Alonzo Booth and Susan Haines: 

I. George A,, b, Waltham, Aug. 5, 1850; d. Feb. 8, 1906, Fort 
Smith, Ark. One son, Charles. 

II. Mary E., b. Ogdensburg, N. Y., June 6, 1854; d. June 9, 1854. 

306 The Descendants of 

III. Frank E., b, Ogdensburg, N. Y., July 15, 1856. A railroad 
engineer, Alpena, Mich. Has one (adopted) daughter, 

IV. Charles F., b. Ogdensburg, Sept. 28, 1860. An engineer. One 

v. Wm. H., b. Ogdensburg, Dec. 5, 1862. Eesided Grand Kapids. 
Was foreman Pere Marquette E. E. round house. Four 

VI. Horace M., b. Ogdensburg, July 31, 1864; d. Waltham, Sept. 
19, 1865. 

VII. Horace M., b. Ogdensburg, July 28, 1866; d. Lisbon, N. T., 
Aug. 16, 1867. 

VIII. Nellie M., b. Ogdensburg, Sept. 19, 1868; m. 1st Wm. H. 

James, killed Grand Eapids, 1897. One child, Melbourne 

F., b. Oct. 14, 1890, Howard City, Mich. She m. 2nd Wm. 
B. Coates of Grand Eapids. 


Children of Joseph Bond and Mary A. Ohiey: 

I. Elfleda E., b. Apr. 20, 1880; m. Dec. 3, 1901, Dr. Edgar J. 
Goodspeed, b. Oct. 23, 1871, Qutacy, 111., a teacher of 
Greek, University of Chicago, residing 3706, Woodlawn 
Ave., Chicago. 

II. Louise P., b. Buffalo, N. Y.; m. Joseph Ehodes, b. Chicago, 
a builder and real estate agent, Pasadena, Cal. Four 
children : 

1 Foster Bond, b. 1907. 

2 Eobert Edgar. 

3 Kenneth Olney. 

4 David Eaton. 


Children of Stephen E. Weeks and Nellie Piper : 

I. George M., b. Dec. 15, 1880; m. Sept. 15, 1909, Florence E. 
Merrill, Plymouth, b. Medford, Mass., Oct. 6, 1884. Re- 
side Hardwick, Vt. One son, Merrill Piper, b. June 21, 

Nathaniel Moore 307 

II. Homer H., b. July 26, 1882; m. Dorchester, Mass., Oct. 11, 
1909, E. Gertrude Lane, b. Providence, R. I., Oct. 14, 1883. 
Reside at Potlateh, Idaho. A bookkeeper. Two children: 

1 Mildred Lucille, b. Potlateh, Dec. 2, 1910. 

2 Edward Carlton, b. North Yakima, Wash., Dec. 21, 1911. 

III. Gladys A., b. Jan. 28, 1892. Unmarried. 


Children of Ernst Domansky and Edith Moore: 

(Who on death of their father [1911] legally adopted 
the name of Moore.) 

I. Ernst Domansky, b. Jan. 18, 1884. Resided 1907 to 1911 
Arabia and East Central Africa, where he was agent of 
New York importing houses. He m. Oct. 7, 1913, Chester, 
Ct., Elsie Wilcox Warner, b. Nov. 24, 1884, Chester, Ct. 
He is Secretary Pratt Read Player Action Co., Deep River, 
Ct. Resides Chester, Ct. Two children: Ely Warner, b. 
Sept. 29, 1914; Edith Crawford, b, Feb, 22, 1916. 

II. Harry Renter, b. June 6, 1885; d. Dec. 10, 1900. 

III. Dwight Domansky, b, June 7, 1887. In business with his 

uncle Dwight Moore in New York. Unmarried. Resides 
152 E, 22nd St., New York. 

IV. Robert Domansky, b. Feb. 23, 1890. For some years resided 

Bliss, Okla. Unmarried. He is connected with the Ex- 
celsior Supply Co. at Lacock and Hope Sts., Pittsburgh, 


I. Ruth, born (by 1798) probably in the original Ensign John 
Moor house built by her great-grandfather. She con- 
tinued to reside there for a time after marrying William 
Whicher or Whittier. He was born in 1793 and died July 
2, 1888, at 95 years of age. He enlisted in the war of 
1813 and late in life drew a pension for the loss of two 
fingers. The family was one of the last to live in the old 
house which disappeared more than 80 years ago, only one 
person living, Mrs. Mary Jane Wheeler, remembering it. 

308 The Descendants of 

Euth Moore died 1873 at Canterbury and is buried in the 
Oak Hill cemetery, Northfield. Seven children: 

1 Alvira, d. infancy. 

2 Almira (Whittier), b. Apr. 9, 1831; m. Thanksgiving 

day, 1857, Thos. Harrison, a soldier in the Mexican 
War, b. Dec. 20, 1823. She resides in her 85th year, 
with her daughters, at 88 Pearl St., Charlestown, 
Mass. Three children: Thomas or Ted, Winnie, and 

3 Sylvanus (Whicher), b. about 1834. Eesided North- 
field, near Canterbury line, until 1916, when he re- 
moved to Sanbornton. A farmer. He m. Annie M. 
Danforth, b. about 1852. Two children: (1) Charley, 
b. Jan. 26, 1878, residing at home; and (2) Mabel 
A., b. Aug. 20, 1880, m. June 24, 1903, George K. 
Gile of Lakeport, who is with W. J. McDuff Mfg. 
Co. there. He was b. Aug. 24, 1880, East Tilton. 
Three children: Anna M., b. May 9, 1904; Vera J., 
b. Sept. 22, 1906; Maud V., b. April 12, 1913. 
326 4 Charles Ava (Whittier), b. Canterbury, Dee. 29, 1835; 

d. July 17, 1906, a physician and surgeon of Man- 
kato, Kan. He resided for a time with his uncle 
William D. Moore of Granville, O. He m. Ruth 
Jane Barnett, b. Feb. 2, 1833, d. May 16, 1903, 
Oskaloosa, la. Eight children. 

5 Francis, b. 1848; d. Jan. 18, 1890, at Gerrish. Unm. 

6 Marcus (or LaFayette), d. unmarried. 

7 Frank SuUivan, baggage master between Albany and 

New York. Policeman New York City for over 10 
yrs. Married. No children. 

H. Abraham (or Abram), b. Canterbury, Aug. 30, 1799; d. Jan. 

13, 1866; buried Chelsea, Mass.; m. Oct. 7, 1827, Charlotte 

W. Cutter, b. Jan. 28, 1800, West Camhbridge, d. May 14, 

1873. A truckman, removing to Somerville in 1849 when 

he retired from business. Six children: 

1 Charlotte D., b. Nov. 2, 1828 ; d. Apr. 30, 1831. 

327 2 Abraham Morrill, Jr., b. June 24, 1830; m. Sept. 1, 

1854, Abbie M. Marple of New Jersey. She d. Nov. 

8, 1904. He d. Feb, 12, 1914; buried Everett, Mass. 

3 Charlotte D. (2nd), b. Jan. 12, 1832; d. Mar. 6, 1839. 

4 Mary A. S., b. Sept. 29, 1834; d. Feb. 21, 1839. 

5 William F., b. Boston, Sept. 2, 1836; d. Washington, 

D. C, July 31, 1861. Enlisted Capt. Barstow's 
SomerviUe company at first call for 75,000 volun- 
teers, went to Washington and was in the first bat- 

Nathaniel Moore 309 

tie of Bull Eun. He died in hospital of typhoid 
fever contracted in camp and field. His body was 
brought back and received an impressive burial. 
328 6 Susan C, b. Oct. 12, 1838; m. Sept. 3, 1862, James 

E. Hopkins of Somerville. Eesides Summit Ave. 
Two children. 

III. Hugh, b. Canterbury, Jan. 30, 1802; d. May 12, 1856, of 
apoplexy, Somerville, his residence. He was coroner, Mid- 
dlesex County, tax collector, treasurer and constable of 
Somerville for many years. He m. Oct., 1827, Sarah L. 
Winn, b. Feb. 14, 1806, d. Mar. 3, 1887, buried Woodlawn 
cemetery, Everett. Two children: 
1 Elizabeth W., b. Somerville, Aug. 31, 1829; m. July 

3, 1850, George W. Hadley. One child, Walter 

Moore, b. Somerville, Jan. 2, 1852, m. Dec. 24, 1879, 

Emma Pritchard. Eesides Hathorn St., Somerville. 

One child, Eena, b, Feb., 1898. 
329 2 Sarah A. H., b. Somerville, June 29, 1833; m. June 1, 

1857, Hiram McKecknie. Two children. She d. 

June 1, 1894. Eesides 10 Kneeland St., Maiden. 

He m. 2nd Flora Chase, July 28, 1896. 

IV. William D., h. Canterbury. Graduated Dartmouth 1834-5. 
Canterbury Church record. May 18, 1835: "Dismissed to 
Dartmouth College Church." He was a teacher and later 
Principal of Female College at Granville, Ohio, where he 
taught ISIrs. John Sherman and Mrs. Eutherford Hayes. 
He afterward took up a farm in the West but retired to 
Washington, D. C, late in life, to a position in the Treas- 
ury Dept. He m. Mary Barton. They had no children, 
but adopted several. He died about 1889. 

V. Judith Gross, b. June 11, 1807; m. Jan. 17, 1843, at Canter- 
bury, Moses M. Emery, b. Dec. 9, 1821, Canterbury. She 
d. Feb. 1, 1889, buried East Canterbury. He was son of 
Enoch and AbigaH Pickard Emery. He d. Jan. 11, 1896, 
at 74 A farmer. Three children: 

1 Charles M., b. July 24, 1843; d. Jan. 20, 1885, GUford 
village, where he was Free Baptist minister; buned 
there; m. 1880, Emma Eobinson, of Meredith Parade. 
She d. 1891. No children. 

331 2 Abbie P., b. Mar. 4, 1846; m. Jan. 9, 1869, George 

Peverly Morrill, b. Apr. 21, 1844, son of David. He 
served in the 1st O. Light Artillery in the Civil 
War Eepresentative of Canterbury in Legislature, 

310 The Descendants of 

manufacturer and inventor of axe wedges. He re- 
sides Canterbury on Snyder HUl near the Loudon 
line. Six children: 
332 3 Millard F., b. July 25, 1850; d. Apr. 27, 1916; m. 

Lynn, Mass., Feb. 22, 1876, Elizabeth T. Tulloch, 
b. Lawrence, Mass., Apr. 12, 1855, of Scotch paren- 
tage. He owned his father's homestead, Canter- 
bury, and was a farmer and lumberman, removing 
to TUton, where he died. Three children. 

VI. Sally, b. 1808, Canterbury; d. about 1843; m. 1st June 9, 
1827, Josiah S. Hodgdon, b. June 27, 1800, Limerick, Me. 

He m. 2nd and d. about 1870, buried Limerick. 

They lived 2 miles from village until in later years they 
moved into it. They had five, and perhaps six, children: 

333 1 Lucian Augustus, b. July 1, 1827; m. Oct. 16, 1853, 

Margaret Eednet Goodwin, daughter of Charles and 
Mary Pettingill (Brown) Goodwin of Newburyport. 
At 31 years of age he enlisted. Corporal 2nd Mass. 
Light Battery, July 31, 1861, for 3 years. Re- 
enlisted 1864, promoted Sergeant, 2nd Lieut, and 
1st Lieut, and was mustered out Aug. 11, 1865. He 
died in Framingham, bookkeeper and fine penman, 
June 24, 1872. Four children, 

2 Charles, a sea captain, who d. of yellow fever at sea. 

3 Georgia, d. young. 

334 4 Nancy Elizabeth, b. May 30, 1837, Limerick, Me.; d. 

Feb. 22, 1906, Framingham, Mass.; m. May 30, 
1854, Daniel L. Green, a farmer, b. Kennebiink, 
1834, d. May 30, 1910, Framingham. Four chil- 
5 Joseph, drowned in Boston harbor at age of 19 years. 


Children of Charles A. Whittier and Ruth Barnett : 

I. d. infancy. 

II. Charles Sumner, b. Amity (College Springs), la., Jan. 9, 
1860. Married and had two children, wife and children 
being dead. A farmer; resided Oklahoma City. 

III. Joseph Trimble, b. Larimer Heights, Neb., Jan. 6, 1862; d. 
Oklahoma about 1905. Married; no children. 

Nathaniel Moore 311 

IV. Frederick Lincoln, b. Jan. 4, 1864, Nebraska City, Neb.; m. 
Ida Sunberg, Jan. 10, 1883, who d. 1912. No children. 
Eesided Oklahoma City, a farmer. 

330 V. Ruth Jane, b. Feb. 12, 1866, Amity; m. Oct. 26, 1885, Salina, 
Lyman H. Evans, attorney-at-law, Des Moines, la., where 
he d. Jan.ll, 1916, at 74. She resides with her grandchild, 
Nellie A., at 1114 East 9th St., Des Moines, la. Eleven 

VI. Eddie Schuyler Colfax, b. June 30, 1868, Amity; m. 1886, 
Salem, Oregon. Wife and only child, Minnie, died and 
were buried Boise, Idaho. He d. Alaska. 

VTI. Donna Florencia, b. Amity, May 11, 1869; m. July 27, 1883, 
Magnus Hall, Mankato, Kan. One child, Ruth, b. 1899. 

VIII. Olive Myrtle, b. Oct. 11, 1871; m. Jan. 22, 1888, Joseph 
Trump of Mankato, 


Children of Abraham M. Moore, Jr., and Abbie Marple: 

I. Susie M., b. Jan. 7, 1856; d. Oct., 1863. 

II. Lizzie M., b. Apr. 1, 1857; m. July 15, 1874, Frank L. Draper, 
Lieutenant Somerville Fire Dept., residing 22 Gibbons St., 
West Somerville. Two children: 

1 Frank E., b. 1875; unmarried; d. in Spanish War, 

Sept., 1898. 

2 Lottie M., b. May 21, 1883; m. June 21, 1905, Frank 

E. Webster, residing 111 Gallatin St., Providence, 
R. I. One child, Pauline K., b. Sept. 3, 1907. 

III. Frank Morrill, b, Feb. 28, 1860, SomerviUe; m. Sept. 27, 1880, 
Anna F. Fames. He was Vice-Pres. of the Remington- 
Sherman Co., of New York, where he d. Jan. 5, 1915. She 
resides 66 Appleton St., Maiden, Mass. One child: 
1 Edwin Harley, b. Aug. 17, 1889, Somerville; d, Feb. 17, 

1916, Beverly, Mass. Fireman on railroads. He m. 

Phyllis M. Fifield, b. Barton, Vt., Sept. 4, 1897. Two 

children : 

1 Roger Morrill, b. Cedars, Que., Aug. 11, 1914. 

2 Marion Frances, b. Topsfield, Apr. 23, 1916. 

IV. Lottie C, b. Mar. 25, 1862. A bookkeeper, residing 22 York 
Ave., Melrose Highlands, Mass. 

312 The Descendants of 

V. Nellie, b, June 17, 1863; m, Dec. 25, 1880, Wm. H. Johnston, 
b. June 29, 1862, Portland, Me., d. Apr. 25, 1912. A 
policeman. She resides with daughter, Willa H., b. Not. 
4, 1882, m. Sept. 14, 1904, Harry H. Leathers, Boston, 
Mass., sales engineer, b. June 15, 1879, Hermon, Me., re- 
siding 22 South Ave., Melrose Highlands, Mass. Two 
children : 

1 Willard Gardner, b. Nov. 11, 1905. 

2 Kenneth Hewes, b. Aug. 19, 1907. 


Children of James R. Hopkins and Susan Moore: 

I. Charlotte I., b, Apr. 7, 1866; m. May 7, 1891, J. W. WMtta- 
ker, b. Feb. 10, 1862, Medford, who resides 5 Mt. Vernon 
St., Reading, Mass. She d. Aug. 17, 1900, leaving one son, 
Robert L., b. Dec. 30, 1893, Somerville. 

11. James W., b. Mar. 2, 1875; m. Sept. 30, 1908, Alice M. Bow- 
ditch. Oil merchant, 84 Lexington Ave., West Somerville, 
residing 18 Bromfield road. One child, Hermine, b. Feb. 
18, 1910, West SomervUle. 


Children of Hiram McKecknie and Sarah Moore : 

I. Josie A. M., b. Mar. 11, 1864, Boston; m. Oct., 1889, W. S. 
Sweetzer, b. May 28, 1866, Maiden, Mass. A collector 
Edison Electric Ilium Co., Boston, residing 4 Lyle St., 
Maiden. Four children, b. Maiden: 

1 Sidney McKecknie, b. Jan. 22, 1891. A customs broker. 

2 Anna Moore, b. June 27, 1895. 

3 Beulah Mabel b. July 30, 1898. 

4 Olive Thankful, b. Nov. 27, 1904. 

II. Mabel W., b. Somerville, July 7, 1872. Assistant Librarian 
Maiden Public Library. 

Nathaniel Moore 313 


Children of Lyman H. Evans and Ruth Whittier: 

I. Nellie Almira, b. July 15, 1887; d. Feb. 26, 1910; m. Aug. 
14, 1907, James W. Moore, of Irish descent, b. Oct. 11, 
1890 Des Moines. One child, Nellie Almira, b. July 9, 
1908, residing with her grandmother. 

II. Blanche M., b, Des Moines, Feb. 2, 1889; m. May 11, 1908, 
Samuel B. Taylor, of Worcester, Mass., b. Mar. 28, 1889, 
Kidder Minster, Eng., residing 823 West Wall St., Des 
Moines. A carpenter. No children. 

III, Donna Florencia, b. Dee. 25, 1890; d. May 30, 1892, Nash- 

ville, Tenn. 

IV. Lyman Edgar, b. June 13, 1892, Eedfield, la.; m. Apr. 14, 

1916, Eosa Heathcote. A florist, 814 So. 1st St., Des 
Moines. No children, 

V. Donna Florencia, b. Aug. 25, 1894, Redfield; d. Dec. 2, 1913, 
Des Moines. 

VI. Earl, b. May 11, 1891; d. Apr. 17, 1906, 

VII. Eva Pauline, b, Aug. 18, 1894; d. Apr. 17, 1906. 

VIII. Harrie L., b. Nov. 19, 1900; d. Apr. 19, 1906. 

IX. Walter, d. infancy. 

X. Hattie Whittier, b. Feb, 15, 1904. 

XI. Teddie Cecil, b. Jan. 7, 1907. 


Children of George P. Morrill and Abbie Emery: 

I. Louis David, b, Nov. 15, 1869; m. June 9, 1897, Sarah Blanche 
Hill of Loudon, b. Nov. 25, 1874. A farmer. Selectman 
and Deacon Congregational Church, and operates a saw- 
mill in Canterbury. No children. 

II. Bertha EUen, b. May 9, 1871 ; d. Apr. 10, 1901, unm., trained 
nurse, Boston City Hospital; buried Canterbury, 

314 The Descendants of 

III. Charles Emery, b. Nov. 25, 1872; m. Oct. 2, 1892, Ida Lora 
Marsh, b. Dee. 8, 1872, Loudon. A farmer, Canterbury. 
Four children: 

1 David Emery, b. Mar. 5, 1898. 

2 Edna Elizabeth, b. Feb. 9, 1900. 

3 Marion J., b. Mar. 9, 1909. 

4 Anson George, b. Sept. 10, 1910. 

IV. William George, b. Feb. 18, 1876; m. July 24, 1897, Jeanette 
Henrietta Blenton of Boston, b. Mar. 14, 1879. A lumber- 
man and farmer, Canterbury. Two children: 

1 Edith Grace, b. Feb. 8, 1898. 

2 William Stanley, b. Mar. 24, 1905. 

V. Alexander Wellington, b. Aug. 10, 1877; m. Apr, 17, 1897, 
Ethel Ida Gale, b. May 13, 1876, Canterbury. A miller at 
Pennacook. Four children: 

1 Edwin Alexander, b. Nov. 15, 1897. 

2 Percival Eugene, b. May 3, 1899. 

3 Alice Bertha, b. Mar. 21, 1901. 

4 Ines Lou, b. Jan. 31, 1904. 

VI. Josephine Belle, b. July 27, 1887. A school teacher. She m. 
July 19, 1913, Luther Morrill Cody (son of Aldus Cody, 
1842-1879, of Lincoln, Neb.), b. Lincoln, Mar. 2, 1871. 
He is a photographer and picture framet, residing 50R 
College Ave., West Somerville, Mass. One child, Aldus 
Morrill, b. Jan. 11, 1915, West Somerville. 


Children of Millard F. Emery and Elizabeth TuUoch : 

I. Mildred Elizabeth, b. Aug. 5, 1881; m. June 15, 1904, Fred 
Huse Blanchard, a butcher, residing Pennacook. She is 
graduate State Normal School, Plymouth. Five children, 
b. Pennacook: 

1 Harold Emery, b. Apr. 25, 1905. 

2 Marion Huse, b. Jan. 23, 1907. 

3 Donald TuUoch, b. July 20, 1908. 

4 Wilfred Carter, b. Sept. 22, 1911. 

5 Millard Emery, b. May, 1916. 

Nathaniel, Moore 315 

II. Bessie Williamson, b. July 22, 1883; m. Jan. 30, 1905, Bert 
G. Wheeler, farmer, Canterbury. Two children: 

1 WiUiam Carter, b. Aug. 2, 1905. 

2 Millard Emery, b. Feb. 20, 1907. 

III. Charles Moses, b. Mar. 11, 1889; m. June 8, 1910, Elsie Lysle 
Beckman, b. July 17, 1886. He is assistant Postmaster, 
Til ton. 


Cliildren of Lucian Augustus Hodgdon and Margaret Goodwin : 

I. George Morrill, b. Mar. 14, 1854, Charlestovm, Mass.; m. 
Hattie McGraw of Fall River, Mass., and New Orleans. 
Lieut, and Captain in the Spanish War, now Gen. Hodg- 
don on staff of Governor of Louisiana. Retired from 
business and resides 39 Neron Place, New Orleans. One 
child, George Morrill Hodgdon, Jr., b, Oct., 1895. 

II. Ida Frances, b. Nov. 1, 1856; d. Mar. 9, 1900; m. June 4, 
1878, Cornelius S. Newcomb, b. Troy, N. Y., Aug. 20, 
1856 One child, Grace Frances, b. Dec. 4, 1880, Charles- 
town, Mass. She m. 2nd July 26, 1899, Charles H. Knibbs 
of Worcester, Mass. Two children: Cornelius, b. Aug. 28, 
1903- Frances, b. Jan. 30, 1906. She m. 3rd June 29, 
1915,' Dr. Lewis Nye Bump, b. June 29, 1868, Columbia, 
N. Y., and resides 124 Sycamore St., Winter Hill, Mass. 

III. Alice Jeanette, b. Apr. 3, 1858, Charlestown; m. Oct. 15, 1879, 
Frank Albert Dodge, son of Albert E. and Louise (Jep- 
son) Dodge, Charlestown, b. May 18, 1854. Paying teller 
Commonwealth Trust Co. of Boston, residing 195 Bunker 
Hill St., Charlestown. One daughter, Louise, b. AprU 10, 
1882, Charlestown, Mass. Graduated Smith College, 1905. 
She m Oct. 14, 1907, Chester Leland WTiitaker of Somer- 
ville b Oct. 15, 1882, son of James E. Whitaker and Ade- 
line Harding, graduate Mass. Agricultural College (1905). 
President Munson-Wliitaker Co., commercial and landscape 
foresters, residing 443 Homestead Ave., Mt. Vernon, NY. 
Two children: Goulding, b. Oct. 9, 1911; Spofford, b. Feb. 
5, 1914. 

IV. Frank J., b. Oct. 20, 1865; m. Aug. 21, 1886, Lizzie A. Ben- 
nett. No children. A train baggage master, residing 55 
Arlington St., Framingham. 

316 The Descendants op 

V. Susie Charlotte, b. May 28, 1869, Framingham ; m. Sept. 5, 
1888, George Russell Hill, b. East Medway, Nov. 26, 1858, 
who m. 1st Cora F. Clark, and d. May 1, 1908, Millis, 
Mass. A mason. Two children: 

1 Mae Elizabeth, b. May 1, 1895, a forelady. 

2 Eussell Carlton, b. Jan. 29, 1897, a draughtsman. Mrs. 

Hill resides Ashland, Mass. 

VI. Daniel, b. Nov. 11, 1872; m. Sept. 14, 1893, Lucy L. Tebo, 
who resides 28 South St. He was a master mechanic. One 
child, Harry, residing 27 Kendall St., Framingham, Mass. 

VII. Horace, b. Apr., 1878. Whereabouts not known to family. 


Children of Daniel L. Green and Nancy Hodgdon: 

I. Jessie F., b. June 26, 1856, Limerick; m. Charles H. Tuffts, 
farmer, residing Biddeford, Me., Eoute No. 1. One child, 
Herbert E., b. Jan. 7, 1884; m. Aug. 7, 1911, LUlian Geary, 
b. Limerick, Sept. 1, 1890. Resides Biddeford, Me. Two 
children : Bertha, b. Feb. 24, 1913 ; Alice, b. Sept. 24, 1915. 

II. Amelia Moore, b. Sept. 18, 1858; m. 1st July 27, 1878, 
Charles Bingham, d. Mar. 1908, Springfield; m. 2nd June, 
1909, F. H. Sampson, machine operator, b. London, Eng., 
and resides 32 South St., So. Framingham, Mass. One 
son, Harry L. Bingham, b. May 26, 1882, Framingham, 
who resides 17 West St., Brockton, Mass. 

III. Georgie A., d. Sept. 23, 1900, at 39; m. Lawrence T. Wright, 
who resides 226 Clifton St., Maiden, Mass. 


I. Hannah, b. 1786, Canterbury; d. Aug. 28, 1868 (gravestone 
"at 82 years and 11 months"), at Rose, Wis. She was 
never married and was known to all as "Aunt Hannah." 
While in Canterbury she lived with her brother, James 
Moore, who had but one arm. They resided in a small 
house which disappeared over 50 years ago, a small cellar 

Nathaniel Moore 317 

and a lilac bush being the only remaining signs of a home, 
which was located on lot 105, during its last few years the 
home of John T. G. Emery. They lived for the greater 
part of the time, however, on lot 143 in what is now a 
pasture, just south of Horse Shoe pond. In 1844 Jonathan 
C, Greenough sold to Hannah Moore 10 acres, the same 
John Greenough conveyed to Josiah Moore in 1825. Of 
this same lot, probably where Josiah Moore built his home, 
Jeremiah Moore in 1825 owned 15^4 acres. 

Hannah Moore was a thrifty person, while her brother 
was of a convivial disposition. Canterbury people relate 
that when he would come home she would reproach him, 
saying, "Here you are again and here I am spinning for 
you." To this he would reply, "Spin-a-wee, spin-a-wee. 
Tin Cints." 

Both Hannah and James removed to the vicinity of 
the "Woodward family at Rose, Wis., shortly after they 
settled there. He remained only a few years, after a dis- 
agreement leaving for the East, with his carpet bag, never 
to return. She was finally taken care of after she sold her 
farm, by her niece, Mrs. Sarah E. Woodward. The pur- 
chaser of the farm dug it all over for money she was sup- 
posed to have buried there. The log house is still stand- 

II. Jonathan. Canterbury town record has his death in July, 
1859, of consumption, a widower, at age of 60. This indi- 
cates that he was born 1799, making him, probably, the 
second child of his parents. In 1826 he witnessed two 
family deeds in Canterbury and in the same year he made 
an Agreement concerning parts of lots 165, 166, 167 and 
168. It was probably he who married, Feb. 12, 1826, 
Elizabeth Woodward of Sutton. Children, if any, unknown. 

III. Jeremiah. His birth and death are not recorded. In 1825 
James Greenough secured an execution against his body; 
his laud, a part of lot 147, being appraised at $82, being 
the same formerly owned by his father, Josiah Moore, 
"Jeremiah being out of the State and in parts unknown." 
In Amherst, in 1832, one Jeremiah Moore married Lydia 
TiflPts. It is not knovm whether this was he or not. 

335 IV. Isaac. Birth and death not recorded. He married Nov. 11, 
1825, Rhoda (daughter of Joseph Bennett and Elizabeth- 
Moore), his cousin. (See Bennett branch.) They lived 
on the Hannah Moore place, north of the Bennettville 

318 The Descendants op 

houses, a little to the southwest of Horse Shoe pond. The 
cellars of house and bam are still to be seen. She died 
young. He contracted small-pox in Boston and died there 
before 1851. Both buried Canterbury Center. Four chil- 

V. James, b. 1800; d. Feb. 28, 1888, at Merrimack County Farm, 
North Boscawen. Early in life, like many other New 
Hampshire boys and girls, he worked in a cotton mill in 
Lowell, Mass. He had but one arm, the other having been 
lost, it is said, while working on a pile driver at Mobile, 
Ala. He lived for many years with his sister, Hannah, in 
Canterbury. He married, probably not much before 1840, 
Sarah Peasely of Hancock, who died in 1845 or 1846, it is 
said, from the bursting of a blood vessel, leaving one child,, 
Lydia Ann, born 1840. 

Father and daughter went to Wisconsin, he remain- 
ing but a few years. In 1856 at the age of 16, Lydia Ann 
married Moses Richards, a farmer, residing in the town 
of Dakota, near Wautoma, Wis. After his death she re- 
turned, in the early seventies, to the East, leaving two 
young children, Emma and Amanda, born 1861 and 1862 
336 1 Lydia Ann (Moore) Richards, or Ann S. Richards, ac- 

cording to the Pepperell, Mass., records, died there 
Jan. 5, 1875, of diphtheria, aged 35 years and 4 
months, in the home of her half-sister, Mrs. John 
Williams, by whose side she is buried. 


Children of Isaac Moore and Rhoda Bennett: 

337 , L Sarah E., b. (family record) Nov. 24, 1828, in Canterbury. 
She lived with her aunt Hannah until she was about 12 
years old, her mother having died when she was very 
young. She met John B. Woodward while working in the 
cotton mills at Fisherville, now Pennacook, N. H., a few 
miles from home. He was overseer, b. Nov. 6, 1830, Lit- 
tleton, Mass., son of John and Maria (Styles) Woodward, 
a farmer who removed to New Hampshire in 1837. John 
B. Woodward and Sarah were married in March, 1851, and 
a year later their first child, John Moore, was born in Wau- 
toma, Wis., of which they were among the first settlers, 
Waushara County being a part of the "Indian Lands." 

Nathaniel Moore 310 

Belinda, her youngest sister, came with them. They stayed 
a little over a year and returned to New Hampshire, re- 
maining 3 years, during which time their second son, Hen- 
ry L., was born in Canterbury, April 25, 1854. On their 
return to Wisconsin Belinda and Isaac came with them, 
the latter remaining only a year. Mr. "Woodward entered 
land from the Government in the north half of Section 35 
in the town of Rose before the Indians had finally left 
for their new reservation beyond the Mississippi. Their 
house was destroyed by fire in 1874. 

In 1864 he enlisted in Co. D, 37th Wisconsin Infantry, 
and served until the end of the war. He was rejected for 
physical disability when the war broke out. "The time 
came, however, when they did not reject any man who 
could and would fight for the Union." 

He became prominent in his town and for 23 years was 
chairman of the Board and for two years of the county 
board. He died at the age of 74, Nov. 28, 1904. Mrs. 
Woodward died Nov. 9, 1912. They lived together 53 years. 
They had seven children, of whom one, OrviUe, died at the 
age of 3 years. The others are all living, three being 

II. Jemima, b. 1833; d. July 18, 1894; m. 1851, Amos, son of 
David Bennett of Canterbury. (See Bennett branch.) 

m. Isaac, d. Nov. 1, 1900; m. Mar. 10, 1853, Lydia Dickerman 
of Nashua. A shoemaker by trade he emigrated with 
sister Sarah E. who married John B. Woodward of Fisher- 
ville, now Pennacook, to the Indian Lands of Waushara 
Co., Wis., and settled in the town of Rose, remaining but 
a short time. He enlisted Nov. 14, 1861, at Nashua, N. H., 
in the Union army, 6th N. H. Infantry, Co. G, and served 
until discharged at Newburn, N. C, Jan. 3, 1865. He was 
admitted to the Soldiers' Home, Leavenworth, Kan., Sept. 
2, 1895, and died in Leavenworth of pneumonia while ab- 
sent from the home on leave. Buried Mount Muncie Cem- 
etery, sec. 11, row K, grave 25. 

Mrs. Moore married 2nd 1901, Alfred Baker, also an 

old soldier, residing in Leavenworth vmtil her death, Mar., 

1903. Mr. Baker d. Dec. 27, 1913. One child: 

338 1 Belinda, b, Nashua, Mar. 18, 1856, who m. 1st Charles 

Storms, 1870, Salina Co., Kan., b. Mar. 3, 1842, 

Madison, O,, a farmer of Grant, Mich., R. F. D. 

No. 4. Two children: Melissa Ann and Henry. 

320 The Descendants of 

Belinda Storms m. 2nd June 15, 1879, John Long, 
Three children: Isaac A,, Mary Lydia and Strauder 
A. Belinda Long re-married, 1907, Charles Storms. 

IV. Belinda (from whom her niece was named) removed to Wis- 
consin with her sister Sarah and married Dodge, 

dying soon after the birth of their only child, a daughter. 
She was buried on a knoll on the farm in an unmarked 
grave. She was a handsome woman, dark of hair and eye. 
Mr. Dodge, who was a carpenter, removed from the neigh- 
borhood, taking with him his child. Their whereabouts 
have remained unknown. 


Children of Moses Richards and Lydia Ann Moore: 

I. Emma, b. Feb. 25, 1861, Dakota, Wis.; m. Nov. 1, 1884, 
Berlin, Wis., Leroy P. Moulton, b. June 9, 1860, Wautoma. 
He is a jeweler. She resides Red Granite, Wis. Three 
children : 

1 Horace Charles, b. Sept. 21, 1885, Wautoma, a pho- 

tographer Red Granite; m. June 24, 1914, Lillian 
Hungerford, b, July 1, 1897. One child, Doris A,, 
b. Apr. 29, 1915. 

2 Myrtle Laura, b. Oct. 23, 1888, Wautoma; m. Dee. 2, 

1909, Red Granite, Vigo S. Rasmussen, b. May 29, 
1888, Berlin, Wis. Reside 14 Center St., North 
Fond du Lac, Wis. A fireman on the Northwestern 
R. R. Three children: Charles Leroy, b. June 14, 
1910; Lucille Marie, b. Aug. 28, 1913; Evelyn A., 
b. Mar. 25, 1916, Red Granite, 

3 Minnie Alice, b. Mar. 24, 1890, at Tomahawk, Wis. 

A clerk at Red Granite. Unmarried. 

II. Amanda M., b. Nov. 13, 1862, Dakota; m. Nov. 8, 1882, Wau- 
toma, Earl Wilcox, b. Apr. 3, 1859, a farmer residing town 
of Dakota, R. F. D. Wautoma No. 4. Six children: 
1 Carlton C, b. Aug. 23, 1883; d. Sept. 20, 1883, Dakota. 

339 2 Bert, b. Oct. 29, 1884; m. Aug. 24, 1904, Wautoma, 

Cora Duncan, b, Oct. 12, 1882, Deerfield, Wis. A 
farmer residing town of Dakota. 

340 3 Agnes A., b. Aug. 19, 1886; m. Aug. 24, 1904, Wau- 

toma, Walter Berry, b. May 4, 1881. A farmer of 
Marion, Wis. 

4 Walter, b. Apr. 13, 1888. 

5 Chester, b. Sept. 29, 1893. 

6 Leroy, b. May 6, 1896. 

Nathaniel Moore 321 


Children of John B. "Woodward and Sarah Moore: 

341 I. John Moore, b. Mar. 17, 1852, Wautoma, Wis.; m. Nov. 14, 
1875, Locklown, N. J., Vina McCauley, b. Mar. 15, 1854, 
Sandy Ridge, N. J. He is a retired Methodist Episcopal 
clergyman after 40 years' service in many states, among 
them New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Nebraska 
and Wisconsin. Eesides 406 Clarence St., Fort Atkinson, 
Wis. Five children. 

342 II. Henry L., b. Apr. 25, 1854, Canterbury. Resides town of 

Rose, Wis., P. O. Wautoma. A farmer. He m. Oct. 2, 
1874, Ellen May Hanson, b. May 30, 1856, Denmark. She 
d. Nov. 26, 1909, buried Bailey Cemetery, Wautoma. Six 

III. Isaac N., b. Dec. 27, 1855, Wautoma; m. Dec. 25, 1876, Rose 
Tammie Jenks, b. July 10, 1859, Clyde, N. Y. A promi- 
nent farmer, town of Rose, Wis. Five children: 

343 1 Flora E., b. Nov. 14, 1878, Rose; m. W. E. Attoe, b. 

Sept. 16, 1869, Canterbury, Eng. A farmer, Wau- 
toma. Eight children. 

344 2 Mabel E., b. Feb. 8, 1888; m. Jan. 1, 1908, J. F. Erick- 

son, b. June 10, 1884, Amherst, Wis. A farmer, 
Wautoma. Two children. 

3 Milton M., b. Aug. 24, 1892; m. Dec. 7, 1910, Wilhel- 

mina Apps, b. Oct. 9, 1892, Westfield, Wis. A 
farmer, Rose, Wis. One child, Evylyn, b. Dec. 8, 

4 Walter S., b. Feb. 4, 1896, at Rose. Farmer. 

5 Jennie I., b. May 23, 1899, at Rose. 

IV. Daniel, b. Sept. 25, 1864, at Wild Rose; m. Oct. 26, 1885, 
Jennie L. Jenks, b. Apr. 21, 1867, Wild Rose. Two chil- 
dren, who died at birth. A few months after the 
latter event they adopted, when 18 days old, Nellie 
Bowe, b. Stockbridge, Wis., June 15, 1894. She mamed 
Sept 4 1912, Benjamin P. Kramer, when they united 
with the Congregational Church of Waupun. She died 
June 5, 1913, and was buried at Fond du Lac. Mr. Kramer 
resides with Mr. Woodward. 

The Rev. Daniel Woodward was a Congregational min- 
ister at various places, among them Merrill, Wis. He was 
appointed by Governor McGovern in 1912 Warden of the 
Wisconsin State Prison at Waupun. He had the distmc- 


322 The Descendants of 

tion to be the first clergyman to serve in such a capacity. 
As Warden, Mr. Woodward, though a strict disciplinarian, 
achieved great success by humanitarian methods and in 
"making new men out of remnants." A very recent de- 
velopment was a twine factory making the Badger Brand 
binder twine, marketed in a thoroughly businesslike man- 
ner. 500 men were employed in the knitting mill alone, 
where stockings and socks are made. He closed his 4 years' 
term as Warden June 30, 1915, and is now pastor of Con- 
gregational Church at Omro, Wis. 

V. Wendell W., b. May 25, 1869; m. Nov. 11, 1888, Almond, Wis., 
Carrie Knuteson, b. Mar. 16, 1870, Mt. Morris, Wis. He 
is pastor Baptist Church, Ogdensburg, Wis. Three chil- 
dren : 

1 Orville Wendell, b. May 25, 1891 ; d. June 2, 1891. 

2 Ethel Mae, b. Oct. 3, 1892; m. Sept. 21, 1910, Jesse E. 

DeWitt, b. Sept. 21, 1886, at Lola, Wis. A farmer 
residing Wild Rose. 

3 Pearl Thada, b. Feb. 22, 1892, Wild Eose. 

VI. Theodore J., b. Dec. 7, 1867, Eose, Wis. Eesides Wild Eose. 
In real estate and insurance business and prominent in 
town affairs. Chairman of County Board. He m. Sept., 
1887, Mount Morris, Sarah E. Knuteson, b. Mar. 2, 1866, 
Mt. Morris. Two children: 

1 Eoy B., b. Aug. 10, 1891, town of Eose; m. June 29, 

1910, Eeedsville, Alvina Detert, b. June, 1889, Port- 
age. Eeside Ashland Wis., where he is cashier Mer- 
chants and Farmers Bank of Ashland. 

2 Ira F., b. Jan., 1900, Salem, Wis. 


Children of Belinda Moore, Charles Storms and John Long: 

I. Melissa Ann, b. Apr. 12, 1875, Brookville, Kan.; m. July 1, 
1912, Muskegon, Mich., Charles Fred Ball, b. Dec. 17, 1881, 
at Nunica, Mich. A farmer of Newaygo, Mich. (E. F. D. 
No. 4). No children. 

II. Henry, b. Dec. 7, 1877, Brookville; m. Sept. 11, 1907, Kansas 
City, Kan., Maud Board, b. July 28, 1881, Geneseo, Kan. 
A basket maker, residing 312 Washington Boulevard, Kan- 
sas City, Kan. Two children: Belinda Marguerite, b. Oct. 

Nathaniel MboRE 323 

23, 1911, and Bessie May, b. Aug. 17, 1913, both at Kan- 
sas City, Kan. 

III. Isaac Abraham, b, June 15, 1880, St. Joseph, Mo. Unmarried. 
Besides Grant, Mich. A telephone •workman. 

IV. Mary Lydia, b. Oct. 13, 1882, St. Joseph; m. Daniel Storms, 
Aug. 27, 1910, Grand Eapids, Mich. A farmer residing 
Tekonsha, Mich. (R. F. D. No. 3), b. June 15, 1866, at 
Litchfield, Mich, a half-brother to Charles Storms. 

V. Strauder Alonzo, b. Oct. 1, 1885, Leavenworth, Kan.; m, 
Bessie Voris, Feb. 22, 1902, at Leavenworth, b. June 19, 
1885, at Terre Haute, Ind. A baker residing 149 Bostwick 
Ave., Grand Rapids, Mich. Three children: Charles F., b. 
Dec. 1, 1902, St. Joseph; Harold McKee, b. Sept. 8, 1904, 
Bain City, Kan.; Edna Muriel, b. Dec. 17, 1907, Leaven- 
worth, Kan. 


Children of Bert Wilcox and Cora Duncan : 

L Earl, b. Jan. 20, 1905. 

II. Jessie, b. Oct. 6, 1906; d. Feb. 14, 1907; buried Dakota. 

IIL Glen, b. Mar. 16, 1908. 

IV. Austin, b. June 9, 1911, 

V. Dorothy, b. July 30, 1913. 


Children of Walter Berry and Agnes Wilcox: 

I Pearl, b. Mar. 16, 1905, Dakota, Wis. 
II. Fern, b. Oct. 17, 1907, Marion, Wis. 

324 The Descendants op 


Children of John M. Woodward and Vina McCauley : 

I. Lista Vina, b. Mar. 18, 1877, South Berlin, N. Y.; m. July 
4, 1898, Markeson, Wis., B. E. Bloedel, deputy warden 
State Prison, Waupum, Wis., b, April, 3, 1874, Markeson. 
Two children: 

1 Marian Lista, b. Aug. 22, 1905. 

2 Amy May, b. May 7, 1908. 

II. Vida Evalyn, b. Sept. 5, 1878, Walpole, N. H.; m. June 22, 
1905, Hebron, Wis., G. W. Pollock, b. Feb. 24, 1876, He- 
bron. A fanner and contractor, residing Hebron. 

ni. Ella Eugenia, b. Oct. 16, 1881, Quaker Street, N. Y.; m. Oct 
16, 1901, V. W. Deist, b. Aug. 22, 1881, Beulah, Wis. 
Eeside 2130 Winnebago St., Madison, Wis., where he is 
Dist. Commercial Agent, Bell Telephone. One son: 
1 John Woodward, b. July 17, 1905. 

IV. Inez Elizabeth, b. Feb. 12, 1883, Green Bay, Wis.; m. Oct. 
18, 1904, Hebron, Wis., Floyd L. Smiley, b. June 15, 1884,. 
Orfordville, Wis. Manager Bell Telephone Co., Beloii^ 
Wis. Two children: 

1 Roland Woodward, b. Oct. 9, 1905. 

2 Howard F., b. 1916. 

V. May Memoria, b. May 30, 1892, Horicon, Wis. A teacher,, 
residing at home. Fort Atkinson. 


Children of Henry L. Woodward and Ellen Hanson : 

I. Leroy J., b. Aug. 1, 1876; m. 1st Feb. 23, 1898, Ursula J. 
Pierce; m. 2nd Apr. 14, 1913, Laura E. Thistle. A farmer 
and produce shipper residing Plainfield, Wis. Six children, 
born in Plainfield: 

1 Flossie Elizabeth, b. Dee. 4, 1898; m. Jan. 4, 1916, 

Alexander Hodge of Milwaukee. 

2 Henry LeRoy, b. Nov. 12, 1900. 

3 Marion Evangeline, b. June 16, 1902. 

4 Horace DeWitt, b. Dec. 22, 1905. 

5 Lillian Lucille, b. July 15, 1907. 

6 Kennett Orville, b. Jan. 6, 1909. 

Nathaneel MJoore 325 

II. Clara E., b. Jan, 5, 1880; m. Apr. 21, 1901, Rose, James 
Hanson, b. Nov. 27, 1876, Bloomfield, Wis. A stock buyer 
residing Poy Sippi, "Wis. No children. 

III. Edith E., b. Dec. 29, 1884, Rose, Wis.; m. Dec. 27, 1905, Rose, 

William McFarland, b. Mar. 2, 1882, Racine, Wis. Resides 
241 East Cotton St., Fond du Lac. A railroad fireman. 
One child: 
1 William J., b. Aug. 12, 1906, Chicago. 

IV. Blanche M., b. Aug. 19, 1886; m. Dec. 27, 1905, Rose, John 

R. Murton, b. July 4, 1867, Scranton. Reside New Lisbon, 
Wis. A Baptist minister. No children. 

V. Helen V., b. Sept. 22, 1888; d. Nov. 2, 1903. 

VI. Lucy M., b. Jan. 19, 1891. 

VII. Anna E., b. Oct. 4, 1893; m. Feb. 21, 1912, George Engle, b. 
Feb. 1, 1889. Reside Deerfield, Wis. (P. O. Wautoma, 
E. F. D. No. 3). No children. 

VIII. John B., b. June 28, 1895. 

IX. Nellie V., b. Nov. 25, 1897. 

X. Leonard H., b. July 22, 1898. 


Children of W. E. Attoe and Flora Woodward; 
I. Irving, b. Mar. 23, 1898, Spring Water, Wis. 
II. Arnold, b. June 8, 1900, Spring Water, Wis. 

III. Audrey, b. July 21, 1902, Spring Water, Wis. 

IV. Osborn, b. Nov. 8, 1904, Spring Water, Wis. 
V. Joyce, b. Mar. 25, 1907, Spring Water, Wis. 

VI. Edith, b. Jan. 9, 1909, Wautoma, Wis. 
VII. Dorothy, b. Dec. 16, 1910, Wautoma, Wis. 
Vni. Anita, b. Aug. 13, 1913, Wautoma, Wis. 

326 The Descendants of 


Children of J. F. Erickson and Mabel Woodward: 
I. Howard, b. Sept, 24, 1908, Wautoma. 
II. Delia, b. Mar. 25, 1912, Wautoma, 

Children of Jonathan Moore and Sarah Glines: 

I. David, m. Nov, 22, 1837, then of Newton, Mass., Olive P. 
Huse, 25 yrs. old, dau. Moody Huse, 53, and Shua Phil- 
brick, 49, of Weare. During a residence of 5 yrs. in Tepic, 
Mexico, Eleanor Arilena was born. Eeturning to Weare 
in 1845, he went to California, 1849, broke down in health 
and died there. There is some reason to believe he was 
murdered for his gold. Three children: 

1 Eleanor Arilena, b. Dec. 14, 1841; d. Oct. 10, 1863, in 

Vermont. Was a handsome girl, resembling mother 
in temperament. Buried East Weare. 

2 Cassimiro M., b. July 2, 1845, Weare. Enlisted Co. D, 

14th N. H. Vols, 1862; d. Baltimore, Md,, Nov. 23, 
1864, from wounds received in battle. Buried East 

3 Charles H., b. July 9, 1847; m. Nov, 3, 1879, Mary J. 

Lufkin, Weare, b. Nov. 10, 1853, Dunbarton, d. 
Aug. 25, 1912, Leominster. Two children: Nina M., 
b. Sept. 13, 1888, m. Sept, 1, 1909, Archibald Hicks; 
Berniee, b. Aug. 3, 1892, d. Dec. 30, 1892, Mr. 
Moore is a piano manufacturer, Leominster, Mass. 

II, Clough (or Curtis) d, at age of 17, thrown from a horse. 

345 III. William P., b. Canterbury, May 10, 1810; d. Feb. 27, 1893, 
Worcester, Vt., m, Hannah M. Donner, Lowell, Mass., Juno 
10, 1836, b. Nov. 20, 1816, d. Dee. 24, 1905, Worcester. 
He was a farmer, Elmore, Vt. Five children. 

rV. Betsey, b. Nov. 22, 1820, Canterbury; d. Sept. 10, 1898, No. 
Andover, Mass.; m. Thomas P. Carter of Lowell, who d. 
Jan, 15, 1890. Warden of St, Paul's Episcopal Church, 
No. Andover. One child: 

1 Anna M., b. Stowe, Vt., June 28, 1852. Eesided and d. 
uiunarried, Methuen, Mass., July, 1915. 

Nathaniel Mjoore 327 


Children of William P. Moore and Hannah Donner: 
I. George, d. May 4, 1838, aged 3 mos. 

II, Curtis B., b. May 18, 1839, Stowe; d. Savage Station, Va., 
July 9, 1862, from wounds received in battle. 

III. Perry, b. Apr. 17, 1841; d. infancy. 

IV. George P., b. Stowe, June 5, 1844; m. 1st Mar. 21, 1870, 
Emeline H. Gager, b. Sept. 24, 1845, Scotland, Conn., d. 
Nov. 17, 1887, there. He m. 2nd Dec. 24, 1911, Mrs. Geo. 
W. Baker (nee Jennie S. Senicale), b. July 12, 1845, Can- 
ada, removing to Champlain, N. Y. Three children: 

1 Edwin C, b. Oct. 25, 1873, Worcester; m. Oct. 26, 1896, 

Lucia M. Colby, Middlesex, Vt. He resides Worces- 

2 Nettie Emma, b. Apr. 10, 1875. A dressmaker, Willi- 

mantic, Conn. 

3 Ealph, b. Worcester. 

V. Ella M., b. May 18, 1851; m. Frank P. Morse, who was killed 
in his saw mill, Worcester, Vt. No children. She d. July 
17, 1899. 


346 I. Horatio Nelson, b. Candia, Dec. 22, 1807; m. LoweU, Mass., 
Nov. 27, 1842, Jane B. Googing of Hancock, Me. Nashua 
records state that Horatio N. Moore and Eebecca M. Doe 
were married there by the Rev. D. D. Pratt, Apr. 5, 1848. 
Family know nothing of this. H. N. Moore fortunately 
disclosed the Nathaniel Moore line in the following letter 
written to his youngest brother, Van Rensselaer, and pre- 
served by the latter 's daughters. The re-construction of 
this very numerous and important branch was possible 
largely through this letter, written in his 72nd year. 

"Seattle, W. T., June 10, 1880. 
Dear Brother 

I have just received your letter in which 1 find in- 
closed one from Cousin Matthias Moore asking information 

328 The Descendants of 

in regard to the Moore family all I know is mostly from 
memory having heard but little on the subject, and to 
begin I will say that our great-grandfather John Moore 
came from Ireland he was a tanner by trade and settled 
on a farm near the 4 corners on the left hand side as you 
go toward James Tallants as to his immediant descendants 
I now nothing except our Grand Father Nathaniel Moore 
who I think married a Morrill sister to Cap David Morrills 
grandfather by whom he had nine children that lived to 
grow up whether he had any more I dont know one a female 
died in the Poor House in Loudon She must have been 
about 100 years old one married a Danford and lived in 
Orange Elizabeth married Joseph Bennett Abigail or Aunt 
Naby as she used to be called remained unmarried as to 
the boys there was five of them Viz Ezekial, Josiah who 
married a Sargent John who married a Davis, Jonathan 
who married a Glines David who married Hannah Buswell, 
The names of Josiah 's family are Hannah, Jeremiah, Jona- 
than Isaac, the names of John's are Ruth, Abram, Hugh, 
Judith, William, names of Jonathan's David, Clough, Wil- 
liam, Betsey. The names of David's are Horatio N. Alexis 
W. B. Cynthia H. Van E Caroline J. Orville B. Van R. 
Betsey married Thos P. Carter and now lives in North 
Andover Maf s Post Office address is North Andover Depot 
Mass. Who the Moore was that owned the James Green- 
ough place I do not know unless it was the son of the ori- 
ginal John. I never heard of a Nathan Moore. It was 
John the father of Nathaniel, our grand father, who used 
to live near the four corners. Matthias says he has writ- 
ten to New York to find out who the descendants of Uncle 
Nathaniel are those are the descendants of grandfather 
Nathaniel I have given above If he wants to know the 
names of the Bennett family you can give it perhaps bet- 
ter than I can. I do not remember of hearing of an Uncle 
Nathaniel. Nathaniel was our grandfather. As to the 
birth place of our ancestors do not know but think they 
were born in Canterbury and Loudon. An answer to the 
1st 2 and 3 questions you will find in the body of this letter. 
4 what offices they have held in church, state or town none 
that I know of. What part any of them took in the War 
of the Revolution war of 1812 or the Rebellion, answer 
none on my father's side. On my mother's side her father 
John Buswell was a Lieutenant under General Lafayette. 
None in the war of 1812. Orville can inform you as to 
the war of the rebellion. 

Nathaniel MboRE 329 

Record of my family 
Geo N Moore was born in Lowell, Mass Nov 21 1843 at 
Lowell married to Emeline Barr July 27 1865 Gertrude 
their daughter was born in Seattle W. T, July 28 1873 
Helen L Moore was born in Lowell, Mass Sept 25 1845 
wag married to William Pearce a native of England Dec. 
7 1872 in Seattle W. T. Levien their son was born in 
Seattle, W. T., Oct. 2, 1872. Charles E. Moore was born in 
Lowell, Mass., Nov. 1, 1847 (unmarried). P. S. I. was mar- 
ried at Lowell, Mass Nov 27 1842 to Jane B Googing of 
the town of Hancock in the State of Maine. 

Eecord of my Father's family, David Moore born Sept 30 
1779 Hannah Buswell born Feb 22n 1782 married Nov 
27 1806 Horatio N Moore born in Candia N. H. Dec 22 
1807 Alexis W. B. born in Vermont Sept. 26, 1809 Cyn- 
thia H. Moore born in Canterbury N. H. Jan 31 1812 Van 
R Moore bom in Canterbury Feb 9th 1814, CaroliDe J 
Moore born in Canterbury March 3, 1815 Orville B Moore 
born in Canterbury Nov 13, 1818 Van R Moore born in 
Canterbury Dee 10 1821. 

Van Eenssellear Moore died March 23 1814 aged 6 weeks, 
Caroline J Moore died Sept 11 1817, Cynthia H. Moore 
died Sept. 25, 1817, Elexis W. B. Moore, died June 23, 
1859. David Moore died April 20, 1862, Hannah, widow 
of David Moore died March 9, 1863. 

P. S. if I have forgotten anything drop a line and I will 
answer it if I can Love to all 

H. N. Moore." 

He d. at Seattle Dec. 11, 1884, in his 76th year. He 
was a prominent mason being made master by Pawtucket 
Lodge in 1857. They removed from Lowell to Seattle in 
1870, where they were early pioneers and greatly respected. 
They are buried in the Masonic Cemetery there. Three 
n. Alexis William, "bom in Vermont," Sept. 26, 1809; d. Quincy, 
Mass., June 23, 1859 at his quarry, by accident. Buried 
old cemetery, Quincy. Married Sarah Rowell, b. Chelsea, 
Mass., May 15, 1818, d. Sept. 7, 1872. Three children: 

1 Hannah, b. 1842; d. 1885. 

2 Joseph W., b. Dec. 21, 1844; m. Clementine Holmes, 

b. 1848, Medford, Mass. He resided Dorchester, 
Mass., employed by Boston Elevated Railroad. No 

3 Sarah, b. July 19, 1851; d. Mar. 7, 1909. Unmarried. 

330 The Descendants of 

III. Cynthia Harriet, b. Jan. 3, 1812; d. Sept. 25, 1817. 

rV. Van Eensselaer, b. Canterbury, Feb. 9, 1814 j d. Mar. 23, 1814. 

V. Caroline Jane, b. Canterbury, Mar. 3, 1815; d. Sept. 11, 1817. 

VI, Orville Buswell, b. Canterbury, Nov. 13, 1818; d. Dec. 18, 
1907. He ran away to sea at 14, shipped on a whaler, vis- 
ited Peru, went into the frozen North, had many expe- 
riences. He enlisted in the 29th unattached Heavy Artil- 
lery and served in the Union Army. In Sept., 1884, his 
leg was broken at the Granite quarries in Concord, N. H. 
He died at Soldiers' Home, Togus, Me. Unm. 

VII. Van Rensselaer, b. Dec. 10, 1821; d. Feb. 25, 1885, a house 
builder and cabinet maker; m. June 18, 1848, Abbie Jan© 
Hutchins, b. Jan. 25, 1828, daughter Ebenezer and Abigail 
(Bryer) Hutchins, d. Sept. 6, 1886, both buried Blossom 
Hill Cemetery, Concord. Two children: 

1 Adrianna Caroline ("Ada")) b. May 21, 1849; d. May 

25, 1911. 

2 Adeline M., b. June 8, 1850; m, June 3, 1913, at Bos- 

caw en. Dr. Charles A. Silver, where they reside. 


Children of Horatio N. Moore and Jane Googing: 
I. George N., b. Nov. 21, 1843, Lowell; m. July 27, 1865, Lowell, 
Emeline Barr. Removed to Seattle, Wash., where he was 
a photographer. He disappeared on his way to his office 
one morning in 1897 and it is supposed he was drowned in 
Lake Washington, though his body was never recovered. 
After his death his widow and daughter removed to Port 
Townsend, Wash., where their only child, Gertrude, b. 
Seattle July 28, 1873, m. J. W. Lothrop. Mr. and Mrs. 
Lothrop, after seven years in Los Angeles, returned to 
Seattle where they conduct the leading photographic estab- 
lishment in the city. Mrs. Emeline Moore resides with 
them at 2506 10th Ave., Seattle. No children. 

II. Helen L., b. Lowell, Sept. 25, 1845; m. Seattle, Wm, Pearce, 
a native of England, Dec. 7, 1872. He disappeared. She 
died leaving one child, Levein (or Lewin), b. Seattle Oct. 
2, 1872. An apprentice pattern maker at Moran Bros, of 
Seattle, shipbuilders. He removed to Galveston, Texas. 
For 15 years Mrs. Helen Pearce taught in the Seattle 
public schools. 

m. Charles E., b. Nov. 1, 1847. Removed to Seattle. A musician,, 
removing to parts unknown about 20 years ago. Unm. 

Ensign John Moor 331 



Beatrice, dau. Alfred E. and Gwendolen E. Noble, b. Nov. 

29, 1916 (see page 136). 
Vanscort Cullins, b. April, 1915. 
Philip Gough Cullins, b. Nov. 28, 1917. 
Janet Foulkes, b. Aug. 12, 1916. 


Rosalind Foulkes (page 136) to Herbert A. Cullins, West 
Derby, Oct., 1913. He is proprietor Derby Line Hotel. 

Harold Cooper Foulkes (page 136) to Mabel Bear, Stafford 
Springs, Ct., Sept. 19, 1914. They reside Watertown, 


Henry G. Foulkes, Oct. 19, 1914 (see page 135). 

Eliza Glines Foulkes, Jan, 3, 1917 (see page 135). 

Daniel L. Moore, May 6, 1917 (see page 191). 

Mrs. John A. MeClure, December 28,1917 (seepage 254). 

John Howard Moore, Jan. 17, 1918 (see page 254). 

Louis H. Moore, Jan. 19, 1918 (see page 237). 



The following are not indexed: 
SamueP Moor, mariner. 
Ensign Jolin^ Moor, 
Col. SamueP Moore. 
Lieut. William^ Moor. 
Col. Archelans^ Moore. 
Capt. SamueP Moore. 

AWah, 172-179-183-201 
Abiel F., 234 
Abigail, 8-9-11-19-47- 


Abigail W., 277 
Abraham, 66-87-274-275- 

Abraham M., 11-308-311 
Ada S., 181 
Adelaide E., 244 
Adeline M., 230 
Adrian F., 156 
Adrianna C, 330 
Agnes, 8-21-81-82-126 
Agnes M., 265 
Albert, 230 
Albert A., 244-252-253 
Albert C, 10-233 
Albert E., 151 
Albert H., 265 
Albert J., 247 
Albert M., 265 
Alexander, 15-229-230 
Alexis W., 277-328-329 
Alfred D., 191 
Alice, 274-289-292 
Alice E., 157 
Almira, 173-176 
Alonzo B., 234 
Alpheus P., 240 
Alvah, 229 
Andrew G., 223-230-265 

Ann, 19-23 
Anna A., 191 
Anna F., 244 
Anna M., 230 
Annis M., 247 
Anson, 233 
Archelaus, 8-173-177- 

Archelaus M., 178-189- 

Arianna E., 232 
Ariel K., 156 
Arthur C, 196 
Arthur C, Jr., 196 
Arthur F., 157 
Arthur P., 248 
Arthur S., 156 
Asa, 148-149 

Belinda, 319-322 
Bertha K., 265 
Bettina, 237 
Betsey, 147-148-173-274- 

Betsey J., 234 

Caleb, 17 

Caleb K., 243 
Caroline A., 230 
Caroline J., 277-329-330 
Carrie E., 183-184 
Carrie M., 302 
Cassimiro M., 326 

Catherine, 13-19 

Charles, 156 

Charles A., 220-229-233- 

Charles D., 244 
Charles E., 329-330 
Charles C, 157-255 
Charles G., 150 
Charles H., 229-244-252- 

Charles S., 153 
Charles Z., 248-265 
Charlie W., 238 
Charlotte, 228-229-246 
Charlotte D., 308 
Christian, 17 
Clara A., 232 
Clara G., 294 
Clara M., 300 
Clarence A., 238 
Clarence E., 200 
Clarissa H., 252-262-292 
Climena M., 11-179-195 
Clough, 277-326-328 
Comfort, 231 
Cora B., 252 
Cora E., 293 
Curtis, 326 
Curtis B., 327 
Cynthia H., 328-329-330 
Cynthia N., 277 
Cyrus, 10-151-155 


The Descendants of 

Damon W., 236 

Daniel, 20-23 

Daniel L., 173-180-191 

David, 9-11-66-103-108- 


David F., 177-179-180 

David McC, 236 
Delilah, 252 
Delia, 293 
Dennis, 22 
Donald S., 302 
Dorothy, 21-198-237 
Dwight, 300 
Dwight D., 307 
Dwight, E., 192 

Earl r., 156 

Ebenezer, 22-63 
Edmund, 19 
Edith C, 300-307 
Edna F., 151 
Edna M., 302 
Edward (Sir), 14 
Edward, 14-22 
Edward B., 302 
Edward E., 233 
Edward M., 255 
Edward S., 302 
Edwin C, 235-327 
Edwin F., 199 
Edwin G., 184 
Edwin H., 311 
Eleanor, 21 
Eleanor A., 326 
Eli S., 233 
Eliza, 228 

Eliza A., 173-177-293 
Eliza M., 223-237 
Eliza P., 246 
Eliza T., 252 
Eliza J., 180-183-202- 

Elkins, 8-96-166-169-171 


Elizabeth, 8-9-10-16-18- 

Elizabeth C, 300 

Elizabeth H., 245 

Elizabeth L., 250 

Elizabeth W., 309 

Ella, 181 

Ella M., 327 

Ely W., 307 

Emma E., 233 

Ernest D., 307 

Esther, 11-271-233-274- 

Esther E., 181 

Ethel L., 255 

Ezekial, 66-78-107-108 

Eugene B., 248 

Eugene D., 108-240 

Florence, 302 
Florence E., 157 
Florence L., 301 
Frank A., 232 
Frank H., 184-293 
Frank L,, 153 
Frank M., 31 
Frances A., 263 
Frances C, 184 
Franklin J., 247 
Franklin P., 198 
Fred A., 237 
Fred E., 234-250 
Fred L., 157 
Freddie S., 300 
Frederick L., 247 
Frederick S., 244 

George, 301-327 
George E., 247-250 
George F., 197-245 

George H., 239-255-264- 

George H., Jr., 255 

George J., 264 

George L., 230 

G«orge M., 157-253-294- 

George N., 329-331 

George P., 327 

Georgine P., 248 

Gertrude, 329-330 

Gertrude L., 250 

Gladys, 302 

Gladys S., 233 

Granville W., 303 

Gretta E., 154 

Hannah, 8-9-10-19-22-61- 

Hannah C, 8-96-166 

Hannah D., 254 

Hannah F., 198 

Harriet, 172-177 

Harriet A., 234 

Harriet I., 253 

Harriet J., 191 

Harry R., 307 

Hattie L., 302 

Hazel B., 192 

Hazen W., 237 

Helen, 255 

Helen A., 240 

Helen F., 255 

Helen L,, 329-330 

Henry, 13-155-157 

Henry M., 238-239-255 

Henry O., 240-255 

Henry S., 255 

Henry W., 244 

Henrietta A,, 301 

Herman L., 157 

Herbert F., 254 

Herbert S., 247-248 

Hiram, 109-156-243-278 

Ensign John Moor 


Hiram G., 10 

Horatio K, 106-108-109- 

Howard B., 255 
Howard C, 300 
Howard P., 70-97-171- 

Hugh, 274-309-328 

Ida A., 153 
Ida B., 301 
Ida G., 200 
Ida I., 244 
Ira B., 250 
Isaac, 276-280-281-317- 

Isabel, 255 

Jacol), 11-170-174-180 
Jacob K., 10-243-263 
James, 19-23-66-95-108- 


James B., 239-255 
James D., 10-233 
James F,, 302 
James G., 247 
James I., 302 
James M., 156-302 
James "W., 17-18-313 
Jane, 8-10-84-86-126- 

Jean E., 255 
Jefferson, 180 
Jeanette E., 265 
Jemima, 281-319 
Jennie E., 302 
Jennie M., 233 
Jeremiah, 328 
Jeremiah C, 180-181- 

Jesse, 149 
Joan, 13 
Joanna, 8-99-101-102- 


John (Sir), 15 

John, 7-8-9-10-13-14-16 

John B., 97-167-170-172- 

John E., 157 

John G., 248 

John Jr., 225 

John H., 20-184-254 

John L., 252 

John M., 233 

John S., 181-252-238 

Jonadab, 22 

Jonathan, 9-19-108-109- 

Joseph, 8-10-19-84-86- 

Joseph C, 180-198-199- 

Joseph G., 150-230-247- 

Joseph M., 10-235-250 

Joseph W., 329 

Josephine C, 199 

Josiah, 66-108-275-276- 

Judith, 328 

Judith G., 110-274-275- 

Judith J., 147-148-149 

JuUa D., 180 

Juliet B., 192 

Juliet F., 199 

Karl C, 191 

Katherine, 228 
Kenneth L., 302 

Laura E., 265 
Lawranna A., 229 
Lauris D., 191 
Lavinia K,, 243 
Leon W., 250 
Levi A., 157 
Lilla M., 250 
Lillian J., 191 
Lillian M., 156 
Lillian N., 301 
Linda B., 156 
Lina A., 191 
Lizzie M., 311 
Lloyd O., 191 
Loring P., 198 
Lottie C, 311 
Louisa, 229 
Louis H., 237 
Lucia A., 237 
Lucian B., 192 
Lucina M., 253 
Lucy, 156 
Lucy W., 246 
Lucinda J., 11-178-192 
Lucy G., 150 
Lucretia E., 151 
Lucretia K., 243 
Lydia, 8-19-84-126-179 
Lydia A., 11-190-233- 

Mabel A., 184 
Mabel F., 156 
Mabel G., 255 
Mahalabeel, 238-239 
Margaret, 13-20-21-81- 


Marie B., 254 
Mark B., 254 
Marion F., 311 
Marion L., 156 
Martha, 11-174-274-288- 

Martha I., 247 
Martha K., 10-228-245 


The Descendants op 

Mary, 8-9-11-16-18-22 
79 - S4 - 86-87-89-91- 

Mary A., 192-229-233-239 

Mary A. S., 308 

Mary E., 157-174-199- 

Mary R, 230 

Mary S., 180 

Mary V., 301 

Matthias J., 299 

Matthias M., 66-71-100- 

Matilda, 13 

Maurice L., 255 

Merrill, 294 

Milton, 274-289-298 

Miriam, 221 

Moody, 274-289 

MorrUl, 293 

Morrill S., 274-289-292 

Mortimer, 141 

Mortimer B., 141 

Myra, 228 

Myra A., 231 

Myron L., 157 

Myrtle I., 234 

Nancy, 10-148-172-176- 

Nathan, 87-149-150-155- 

Nathaniel, 9-11-60-66- 




Nathanel, Jr., 9-108-109- 

Nellie. 312 

Nellie A., 313 
Nellie M., 191 
Newell W., 157 
Nicholas, 14-15 
Nina M., 326 

OUve B., 233 

Olive M., 156 
Orphia, 292 
Orville B., 11-277-329- 

Pauline T., 302 

Pearl A., 156 
Peggy, 158 
Perry, 327 
Peter, 23 
Phoebe, 271-290 
Phoebe, K.. 264 
Phoebe M., 243 
Polly, 148-149-158-174- 

Rachel, 19-66-221 
Ralph, 233 
Ralph H., 247-301 
Randall, 225-232 
Raymond, 302 
Raymond A., 265 
Remember, 17 
Reuben, 8-101-102-149- 


Rhoda, 280 
Richard, 17-18-23 
Richard, Jr., 17 
Richard J., 265 
Robert, 21-22 
Robert D., 307 
Robert T., 300 
Roger M., 311 
Rufus, 109-278 
Rufus R., 199 
Russell, 151-153 
Ruth, 16-274-275-307- 


Sabina C, 252 

SaUy, 10-11-87-108-147- 

Sally E., 302 
Samuel, 17-18-19-22-33- 


Samuel B., 237 
Samuel G., 150 
Samuel, Jr., 8-150-221- 

Samuel E., 10-233 
Sampson, 94 
Sarah, 8-9-17-18-19-22- 



Sarah A., 156-238-252 
Sarah A. H., 309 
Sarah B., 184-206-250 
Sarah C, 151 
Sarah E., 235-252-305- 

Sarah G., 294 
Sarah M., 150-151 
Sarah S., 10-243 
Sarah T., 10-229 
Sherwood A., 157 
Sophronia, 230 
Sophronia A., 232 
Ste-phen, 8-10-66-72-101- 


Stephen J., 237 
Stephen W., 243 
Sukey, 147-148 
Susan, 311-312 
Susan B., 253 
Susan W., 254 
Susie M., 311 
Susannah, 8-17-70-84-86- 


Sylvanus C, 10-70-87- 



Ensign John Moor 


Sylvester F., 252 

TaMtha, 108 

Thomas, 8-13-14-16-17- 

Thomas A., 229 

Thomas DeMore, 18 

Thomas (Sir) 14 

Thomas T., 226-239-240 

True, 109-279 

Uriah, 290 

Van Rensselaer, 109- 

Victoria G., 301 

Walter, 13 
Walter B. H., 232 
Walter M., 255 
(Widow), 17-18-20 
William, 11-13-16-19-20- 

William A., 252 
William B., 151 
William C, 156 
William D., 110-309 
William F., 253-308 
William H., 157 
William IT. H., 301 
William J., 8-84-86-87- 

William P., 11-277-326- 

Willie E., 151 
Willie S., 250 


Ensign John Moor 





Alfred, 276 

Elizabeth, 183 

John, 29 

Lucy F., 177-188 

Addie F., 154 

Edwin, 151-154 

Emma F., 154 

Flora E., 154 

Hugh (Rev.), 48-49- 

Myrtella A., 153 

Elizabeth, 60-61-62-64 

Geo. W., 249 

William, 39 

Robert, 37 

Hannah, 37 

Caroline, 235, 251 

David, 94 

Rebecca, 241 

Thomas, 235 

Ada A., 189 

Donald K., 249 

Elmer R., 249 

Jeannie C, 217 

John, 281 

Martha, 281-286 

Samuel G., 217 

John, 109-271 

Harry B., 140 

Alton G., 144 


A. H., 163 

Wilhelmina, 321 

John D., 297 

Beatrice L., 248 

Clara, 252 

Mary A., 230 

True F., 248 

Agnes C, 189 

Benedict, 109 

(General), 49-271 
Atkinson, 202 

Theodore, 90 

Arnold, 325 

Audry, 325 

Irving, 325 

Osborn, 325 

Joyce, 325 

Edith, 325 

Dorothy, 325 

Anita, 235 

W. E., 321-325 

Benjamin, 324 

Ada, 202-203 

Adeline, 202 

Annie B., 202 

Amos J., 202 

Albert, 202 

Alonzo F., 202 

Burley, 205 

Bert, 202 

Clarence, 202 

Chester, 202 

Curtis, 202 


Eldusky, 202 

Edith, 204 

Erburn, 204 

Elsie, 203 

Ellen M., 202 

George, 202 

Gertrude, 202 

Hattie, 203 

John, 202 

Joseph M., 202-204 

James, 202 

Jacob, 203 

Morris, 203 

Samuel M., 180-202 

Philena, 204 

Parker, 204 

Willie, 202 

Cynthia G., 209 

Jonathan, 33-272 

Sarah, 34 


Archelaus, 215 
Catherine, 215 
Edith I., 215 
Francis, 215 
Hiram, 210-215 
Putnam P., 215 
Wilbur, 215 


Rowland N., 264 
Rowland R., 264 
George S., 264 


Dale E., 250 
Neale M., 250 

Alfred, 219 
Althine, 245 



Angelina, 212 
Elsie M., 245 
Elmer J., 258 
Henry M., 239 
James, 239 
Mrs. Geo. W., 327 
Lydia, 239 
Paul, 258 
Samuel H., 245 

Lucy, 238 

Ettie C, 189 

Charles F., 322 

Dorothy, 278 

Irving J., 285 

John, 21-22 
Abigail, 22 

Emeline, 328-330 
Mary L., 263 

Allen L., 280 
Phmip N., 280 

Ezekial, 273 
Julia M., 261 
Mary, 273 

Euth J., 308-310 

Leona, 145 
Alba, 303 
Burton, 303 
Frederick G., 303 
Helen C, 303 
John, 291-303 
John W., 303 
Loren H., 303 
Murtie, 303 
Stacey, 303 

The Descendants of 


(Capt.), 308 

D. L., 55 

Mary, 275-309 
James, 57 
Mary, 127 

Abbie M., 161 
Charles D., 287 
Cora A., 281 
Delia B., 205 

E. (Capt.), 167 
Edwin O., 284-287 
Elizabeth E., 281 
Emma, 185 
Estelle C, 287 
Fred S., 161 
Florence, 286 
George P., 286 
Harry E., 283-287 
Ida O., 161 
Joseph O., 161 
Laura A., 230 
Libbe, 170 
Mabel C, 161 
Mark H., 286 
Marion A., 286 
Mary, 112 
Maud C, 161 
Nat'l, 103 
Pamelia, 175 
Silas K., 159-161 


Sampson, 83-94-95 

Sampson, 94 

Calvin D., 95 

Lucy H., 255 


Jacob, 168 


Beatrice, 258 


Edward, 21-23 


Chester, 286 
Julia F., 201 
Levi, 229 
Mary J., 199 

Mattie, 286 
Sinkler, 93 

Beck, 225 
John, 149-238 
Henry, 33 
Thomas, 27-28 

Bedford, 297 
Alfred, 297 
Alfred C, 297 
Dean, 297 
Edward T., 297 


Sarah J., 150 

Euth I., 140 

Bessie L., 315 

John, 30 

Edna F., 151 

Catherine, 13 


Alanson, 229 
Edna, 302 
Fern, 323 
Mary, 229 
Mary Ann, 298 
Pearl, 323 
Walter, 320-323 


Edith M., 186 
Eldon S., 186 
Marjorie, 186 
Percy L., 186 

Noah, 175 

Ensign John Moor 



Herman, 50 

Mary, 50 

Florence I., 213 

Wm. F., 196 

Louisa, 293 

Amos, 270-281-319 

Abigail, 11 

Amos C, 279-283 

Andrew J., 281 

Alvin E., 282-286 

Abigail, 279-280-283 

Byron, 281 

Cora A., 286 

Chase, 66 

Charles, 283 

David, 66-270-280-319 

Elizabeth, 11-269-280- 

Ellen M., 283 

Elizabeth E., 286 

Erank D., 185-283 

Frank L., 185 

Frank, 281 

Franeies M. W., 279 

Fred, 286 

<?eo. W., 281 

Oilman, 66-270-279 

Harry, 281 

Helen M., 283 

Hannah, 270 

Helen E. S., 281-286 

Isabelle L., 286 

James, 286 

James F., 286 

James H., 279-281-282 

Joseph, 9-66-108-269- 

John C, 205 

Jeremiah, 269 

John, 279 

John H., 279-282 


Joseph W., 279 

J. Harrison, 66 

Lemuel, 269 

Levi, 66-269-270-279- 

Lizzie A., 315 

Martha, 270-279-281 

Mary, 281 

Marden, 282 

Meina J., 282 

Morrill A., 282 

Nancy, 281 

Ealph, 286 

Raymond J., 286 

Robert M., 281-286 

Ruth, 11-280-285 

Rhoda, 270-276-280- 

Sarah L., 280 

Sarah, 269-281 

Stella, 281 

Stephen, 281 

Susan, 281 

T. Folsom, 279 

Viola C, 282 

Willie C, 185 

Charles, 316 

Harry L., 316 

Hannah, 134 

Ethel E., 134 

Harrie N. 

Herbert C. 

Joseph H. 
Blanchard, 66-72-221 

Albert, 66-105-150-222 

Benjamin, 130 

Donald T., 315 

Harold E., 315 

Edward, 103 

Elizabeth, 127 

Geo. F., 66-271 

Jacob, 102-104 

John S., 104 


Joseph, 106 

Mary J., 71 

Fred H., 315 

Millard E., 315 

Marion H., 315 

Nahum, 104 

Ruth, 279 

Sarah, 222 

Sally, 279 

Wilfred C, 315 

Dorothy, 214 




Geo. O., 214 

Darwin, 291 


Josiah A., 193 
Estella G., 193 


Jeanette H., 314 


Nancy L., 235 
Sarah B., 235 

Blessington, 185 


Amy M., 324 
Marion L., 324 
R. E., 324 

Agnes, 304 


(Dr.), 263 


Maud, 322 


Joseph, 296-306 
Elfleda E., 306 
Louise P., 206 


Alonzo, 294-305 
Charles F., 305 
Charles, 305 


The Descendants of 


Frank E., 305 
Horace M., 305 
Geo. A., 305 
Mary E., 305 
Marie, 305 
Nellie M., 305 
Sarah, 203 
William H., 305 

N. C, 261 

Nellie, 321 

Lucy, 131 

Ellen, 296 

Mary, 237 

Jessie L., 295 

Fred, 291 

Sarah, 176 

Alice M., 312 

Lucretia, 236 
C. N., 50 
Maud, 50 

Ira, 211 

He-ttie V., 262 

Thomas, 20 

Margaret, 13 

John, 14 

John, 29 

Eachel, 150-222 


Frank H., 236 

Elisha, 27 

Jedediah, 50 
Eliza, 50 


Albert A., 238-252 
Aubrey M., 287 
Betsey, 236 
Burton L., 305 
Carrie A., 157 
Charles A., 251 
Doris E., 287 
Dorothy H., 187 
Fred H., 287 
Fred H., Jr., 287 
Florence R., 217 
Frank L., 251 
Georgia A., 251 
Henrietta, 283 
Henry Y., 78 
Howard M., 187 
Isabel N., 254 
John, 112-211 
Lionel A., 251 
Lowell, 159 
Lucinda, 197 
Mary E., 251 
Mary J., 162 
Milly, 112 
Nancy, 11 
Sylvester W., 162 
Warren C, 187 
Eugene, 161 
Fred G., 161 
Henry G., 161 
George, 161 

Abigail, 330 

Blanche E., 302 
Stephen C. 


Fred W., 238 
Wm. H., 

Ellen, 292 

Kate, 153 

Abram, 159 
Achael, 159 
AJphens, 159 
Elizabeth, 159 

Mary L., 280 

Virginia, 264 

Lillian, 143-145 

Mae, 154 

Irving, 177 

Arthur A., 182 
Eoyal E., 250 
Frederick A., 182 
Foss A., 182 
Robert, 51 
Lydia, 283 
Seth D., 182 

(Gen'l), 94-128 

John, 19 

Charles E., 252 
Thomas, 148 

Maud, 217 

Lila, 202 

Mary E., 45 

Abbie E., 204 
Frank J., 204 

Ensign John Moor 



Hannah, 9-108-277- 

John, 277-328 

John L., 204 

Lewis N., 315 

Emma A.. 161 


Elizabeth, 131 

Elizabeth, 190 

Catherine, 183 

Mabel, 181 

Dora M., 288 

Charles, 299-304 

Edward, 299 

Edith, 299 

George W., 299 

Jean, 299 

Stephen, 274-289-299 

Mary, 299 

Eobert, 299 

Jesse F., 303 

Pauline, 303 

Wendell F., 303 

Albert A., 293 

Grace A., 156 

Eoland, 184 

Richard P., 294 

Mary A., 156 
Carter, 228 

Amory, 231 

Anna, 276-326 

Betsey, 276-326 

W.. 66-72 


Thomas P., 276-277- 

Cliarles H., 160 

Georgia L., 160 

Joseph, 234 

Sarah C, 234 

Sarah M., 160 

Hiram W., 160 

Abiel M., 235-251 

Caroline A., 251 

Charles S., 251 

Judith, 236 

Harvey T., 251 

Moses, 235 

Phillip, 235 

Sally, 221 

Soloman, 235 

Susan, 234 

Laura, 140 

Alice, 259 

Alice C, 259 

Benj. E., 259 

Caroline S., 242 

Catherine C, 258 

Carrie E., 259 

Cynthia, 251 

Elizabeth, 242 

Frederick W., 257 

Grace A., 259 

Henry, 76-77-101-210- 

Henry N., 241-257 

Julia, 258 

Kendrick, 258 

Lee, 258 

Lois, 258 

Lucy, 257 

Lucy F., 259 

Moses, 240 

Moses A., 259 

Moses P., 

Mellon, 241-258 
Mary, 136 
Mary F., 241 
Mary L., 257 
Olivia, 258 

Paul M., 77-227-258 
Rebecca B., 258 
Rebecca V., 258 
Sally, 210 
Sophie, 210 
Virginia, 258 
Wheelock, 258 
William, 242-259 
William O., 259 
William B., 257 


Anna B., 249 

Louis, 265 
Minnie L., 265 

David, 100 
Sarah A., 292-304 

Earl of, 14 


Clara B., 262 
James A., 262 
Margery, 262 
Robert H., 262 


Phillip, 68-78-90-106 


Franklin D., 215 
Harriet S., 11-215 
Mary A., 215 
Samuel P., 215 

Abbie B., 293 
AbigaU, 279-282 
Addie, 203 
Alfred G., 284 
Alice L., 304 
Aquila, 168 
Carol L., 304 


The Descendants op 


Charles, 173-176-203 
Charles W., 176-186 
Charles P., 187 
Clara, 203 
Christopher M., 292 
Dorothy A., 305 
Eleanor A., 187 
Florence G., 284-287 
Florence M., 187 
G«orge H., 304 
Gertrude L., 187 
Hannah, 183 
Harriet M., 177-187 
Helen M,, 177 
Henry B., 261 
Helen D., 187 
Everett H., 304 
George W., 203 
John W., 187 
John S., 11-292-304 
James, 279 
James L., 289 
J. Leverett, 274-292 
Joseph H., 304 
Jennie L., 304 
John A., 305 
Kate M., 187 
Katherine V., 187 
Laura A., 176 
Leonora E,, 304 
Levi B., 172 
Lulu W., 304 
Lucy L., 304 
Marion V,, 187 
Mary, 282 
Mary P., 160 
Mary E., 304 
Muriel F., 304 
Minnie L., 305 
Norah L., 186 
Pearl, 203 
Susan, 167 
Susan C, 187 
Sarah J., 305 
Vernie L., 187 
Volney, 203 


Alberta M., 

Charles J., 

Cyrus W., 

Clifton H. 

Elmer A. 

Emma A. 

Emily M. 

Joseph (Col.), 128 

Clarissa, 179 

David, 179 

George, 179 

Joseph, 179 

Paul T., 199 

Ponce (Fonts), 179 

Kollo, 179 

Susan F., 179-197 

Thomas F., 199 

Thomas H., 199 

Amanda C, 210 

Cora F., 316 

Edith P., 296 

Edith K., 297 

F. M., 259 

Grace E., 259 

Horace P., 296 

James R., 296 

James R,, Jr., 296 

Mary C, 264 

Susan B., 264 

Vena, 296 

Nancy B., 239 

Eva M., 141 

Jesse L., 141 

John O., 141 

Lucy D., 141 

Lester, 132-)141 

Myi-on O., 141 

Orange S., 141 

Ralph S., 141 
Clough, 96 

Abner. 91-170 


Clarence L., 172-177 

Ezekial, 177 

Edwin G., 250 

Hannah, 166 

Josephine, 178 

Joseph, 48 

Jeremiah, 64-66-74- 

Leavitt, 167-272 

Nathaniel D., 170- 

Nehemiah, 102 

Nathan C, 191 

Minnie C, 191 

Robert A., 250 

Sarah, 48 

Thomas, 78-102 

Wm. B., 306 
Coburn, 149 

Adoniram, 66-83-87- 

Alzina B., 151 

Luther M., 314 

Aldus M., 314 

Jesse, 197 

Mary, 16 

Harriet A., 233 

Carl R., 263 

E. L., 263 

Katherine W,, 263 

Harriet A., 233 

Jacob, 9-112 

Lucy, 94 

Samuel, 94 

Stephen, 9-112 

William, 94 

Cecilia G., 245 

Emma, 245 

Frank E., 245 

Ensign Joun Moor 


James, 245 
James S., 245 
Martha K., 10 
Mary E., 245 


Lucia M., 327 
SaUy, 278 


Edward, 173 
Mary, 173 


Frank R., 151 
Mary O., 135 
Ona E., 151 
Polly, 278-280 
Susan M., 177-186 
Sylvanus, 151 
Wmiam, 232 


David M., 153 
Edgar M., 154 
Elfleda, 153 
Grace L., 154 
George F., 154 
Margaret P., 154 
Mary A., 154 
Ralph M., 154 
Russell D., 154 


Addie V., 205 
Agnes H., 205 
Allen, 217 
Byron, 205 
Delia, 205 
Ethel M., 205 
Eva, 204 
Faustina B., 205 
Hastings H., 205 
Henry, 204 
John, 204 
Lester, 204 
Leon, 204 
Lottie M., 204 
Orman, 217 
Raymond A., 205 
Rosa E., 205 


Vernie, 205 

Zena, 205 

Cliristian, 17 

Joshua, 17 

Grace, 144 

Catherine, 201 

Ann, 131-135 

William, 285 

Abbie, 185 

Carrie M., 185 

Simeon, 184 

Timothy B., 184 

George E., 161 

Harvey O., 161 

J. L., 161 

Norah P., 161 

Wm. H., 161 

Alba, 304 

Frank, 292 

Exa A., 203 
Courser, Lora, 134 

Hannah, 52 

John, 52 

Ellen, 255 

Hattie L., 262 

Christia M., 143 

Adelaide U., 257 

Amos H., 257 

Birney W., 256 

Charles H., 256 

Emily N., 257 

Estella B., 256 


Frederick B., 256 

Grace E., 256 

Hale E., 241-256 

Harry, 256 

Hattie B., 256 

Henry H., 256 

Henry C, 256 

John H., 256 

Joseph B., 256 

John S., 256 

John U., 257 

John A., 257 

Leona M., 256 

Marian F., 256 

Mary F., 256 

Maria J., 257 

Nettie R., 256 

Rachel, 256 

Ruth E., 257 

Sally, 87-150 

Warren E., 256 

William N., 256 

Joseph, 246 

Albert, 292 

Clara, 292 

Charles, 293 

Earl F., 293 

Frank, 292-293 

Fred H., 293 

Flora, 293 

Fannie R., 256 

Joseph M., 292 

Lawrence R., 293 

Lucy R. H., 81-82-86 

Marion, 293 

Martha J., 301 

Ruby, 293 

Sarah, 293 

Walter B., 293 

Warren, 293 
Cummings, 185 

Alice L., 304 

Flory A., 304 

Harley, 304 


The Descendants of 


Irving, 304 
Oscar, 304 

Hattie, 214 


Albert E., 215 
Abbie, 185 
Annie, 185 
Arthur, 185 
Amos G., 139 
Charles, 175-184 
Chellis D., 215 
Emma, 185 
Edgar, 185 
Ellen, 185 
Elmer E., 139 
Evelyn P., 139 
Ethel, 139 
Fred, 185 
Henry C, 185 
Hazel M., 139 
Helen, 139 
James, 139 
John, 185-215 
John N., 215 
Joseph, 185 
Kate A., 216 
Marjorie E., 215 
Ned, 139 
Ruth J., 139 
Sarah, 185 
Sally, 11 
Samuel C, 216 


Ann, 110 
Enoch, 110 
Thomas, 272 
William, 75 


Robert, 75 


(Capt.), 39-40 
John, 51 
Mary, 62 
Sarah, 22-40 


Clara J., 285 
Charlotte W., 275-308 
Elizabeth I., 285 
Fred R., 281-285 
Harry E., 285 


Ingold F., 253 

Marguerite L., 253 

Isaac, 242 

Susan E., 242 

Fidelia A., 233 

Bennie G., 143 

Bernice I., 143 

Betsey, 10-132-139 

Geo. R., 132 

Geo. A., 140-143 

Harry O., 143 

Harriet N., 132 

Hazel M., 143 

Herbert W., 140 

Irwin A., 143 

Jedediah, 129-132 

Judith A., 132-138 

Mary M., 132-139 

Marcia E., 140 

Nat'l, 132-140 

Oliver S., 143 

Ora M., 143 

Polly, 129-132 

Stella, 143 

Wm. H., 140 

Danford, 108-269-328 

Moses, 9-269-278 

Annie M., 308 

Jedediah, 275 

Jeremiah, 269 

Thomas, 269 

Nellie L., 295 

Geo. F., 295 

Geo. W., 295 


Euphemia J., 181 

Charles, 214 

Carrie E., 134 

Francis K., 295 

Frank, 295 

Frank S., 270 

Jabez, 91 

Joshua, 58 

Tabitha, 9-108-274-328- 

William, 274-288 

Sarah M., 197 

Ruth E., 285 

A. J., 66 

A. L., 221-271 

Alfred R., 192 

Clara E., 196 

Eva M., 196 

Geo. A., 293 

Geo. E., 196 

Gertrude M., 192 

Geo. A., 293 

Grace L., 192 

Harold M., 293 

Harriet M., 192 

Ima G.^ 196 

Maud L., 192 

Myrtle B., 192 

Mildred A., 293 

Ruth E., 196 

Van A., 196 

Sarah, 41 

Arthur E., 287 

Doris, 287 

Salathiel, 52-53 

Catherine, 64 

Ephraim, 36-64 

John, 29 

Moses, 36 

Ensign John Moor 


Ely, 46 
Samuel, 47 

Brainerd S., 136 
W. H., 136 
Wm. H., 136 
Murray P., 136 

James, 53 
Joanna, 53 
Hugh, 275 

Ernest M., 137 

John W., 324 
V. W., 324 

Alvina, 322 

Jesse E., 322 

Albert C, 156 

Walter A., 194 
Amos J., 288 
Adelbert, 285 
Amos, 280-285 
Delia M., 288 
Ella M., 285 
Emma M., 285 
Enoch, 280 
Emma A., 288 
Ethyl I., 288 
Esther I., 288 
Edgar E., 288 
Edgar E., Jr., 288 
Elizabeth, 11 
E. (Mrs.), 66 
Farrell W., 288 
Geo. F., 288 
Hattie M., 287 
Ida, 281-285 
Mary A., 288 
Mary E., 281 


Mildred E., 288 

Ruth, 11 

Lydia, 319 

Oscar J., 

Oscar E., 285-287 

William A., 288 

Willie B., 288 

Mary E., 191 

Sarah, 171 

Lucy M., 184 

Jacob, 289 

Dorothy, 21 
Dodge, 320 

Frank A., 315 

Emily, 303 

John F., 190 

Kenneth L., 303 

Leo P., 303 

Louise, 315 

Winfred, 303 

Benj., 148 

Olinthus N., 148 

Eebecca M., 327 

Philena, 148 

Nancy, 10 

Henry, 205 

Belle, 181 

Harlan, 181 

John, 181 

Mary, 215 

Ernst R., 300-307 

F. A., 141 

Hannah M., 277-326- 

Alexander, 231 

F. A., 231 


George, 298 

Thos., 51 


Darius, 182 
Frank, 226 
Gertrude, 201 
Hannah, 238 
Olwyn, 175 


Bessie G., 202 
Bernice M., 202 
Earl N., 202 
Harold, 202 
Gordon, 202 
Isabel v., 202 
Ida M,, 293 
John, 59-60 
Mary J., 250 
Roy D., 202 
Ruby J., 202 


Frank E., 311 
Frank L., 311 
Lottie M., 311 


Elizabeth, 54 
Thomas, 35 
William, 51-54 


Marquis of, 14 

Earl of, 14 

Lizzie H., 246 

Emma, 50 

Joseph, 50 

Maud, 50 

Cora, 320 


Newman, 194 


Abigail, 168 


The Descendants of 


PhiUip, 52 

Grace, 52 

Ephraim S., 301 

Henry B., 301 

Horatio N., 301 

LUlian N., 301 

Ealph E., 301 

William B., 301 

Elizabeth, 52 

Nicholas, 52 

Samuel, 17 

Susannah, 17 

Emily C, 252 

Anna F., 311 

Beza L., 196 

Cyrus W., 213 

Harry L., 245 

Harold L., 196 

Harry W., 196 

Geo. W., 245 

Genevieve, 245 

Wm. 252 

Anna, 252 

Arnault B., 214 

Harry, 214 


Deborah, 244 

Sarah, 143-144 

Abigail, 9-112 

Betty, 9-112 

Eleazor, 90 

Gershom, 90 

Hannah, 8-9-112-110- 


Henry, 9-81-84-85-90- 

J., Ill 

John, 112 

Jonathan, 9-112 

Joanna, 9-11-112 

Jeremiah, 9-112 

James, 66 

J. S., 66 

Milly, 9-112 

Mary, 9-11-90-112-79- 

Sarah, 9-11-112 

Thomas, 9-110-112 


(Queen), 14 

Abigail, 11-270-279 

Alonzo B., 283 

Alice E., 284-287 

Alfred C, 287 

Charles F., 284-287 

Cora G., 284 

Dorcas F., 130 

Ernest E., 287 

Eva B., 287 

Gladys B., 287 

George B., 283 

George B., Jr., 283 

Harry E., 287 

Jesse M., 284 

Julia, 202 

Mary, 32-33-35-36-37- 

Mary L., 287 

Nancy M., 283 

Eichard, 35-36-38 

Ronaldo C, 283 

Sarah A., 190 

William, 35 

Susan, 35 

Abigail, 233 

Hannah P., 177 


Abigail, 168 

Abbie P., 309-313 

Berssie W., 314 

Charles M., 309-315 

Enoch, 309 

J. T. G., 66-70-104 

Mildred E., 315 

Millard F., 110-310- 

Moses M., 275-309 

Nathan, 110 

Mary J., 263 

George, 325 

Delia, 323 

Howard, 323 

J. F., 321-326 


Sabrina, 264 

Barbara, 53 

Blanche M., 313 

Donna F., 313 

Earl, 313 

Eva P., 313 

Harry, 313 

Hattie W., 313 

Henry H., 193 

Lyman H., 311-312 

Lyman E., 313 

Moses, 203 

Murray C, 193 

Nellie A., 311 

Teddie C, 313 

Trueworthy, 274-290 

Walter, 313 

Mary, 143 

Joseph, 210 

Ensign John Moor 



Sally G., 262 

Mae D., 303 

Bert J., 191-200 

Doris, 200 

Elizabeth, 200 

James, 191 

James W., 200 

Madeline, 200 

Sarah S., 299 

William, 98 

Eliz., 21-63 

Joanna, 38 

Mary, 37-38 

Eenald, 38 

Darby, 53 

May, 50 

Maud, 50 

Eliza, 50 

Soloman, 50 

James M., 256 
Fishley, 34 

Luey M., 260 

Catherine E., 187 

Elmer G., 187 

Abigail, 173-174-177- 

Benjamin, 173 

David, 173 

Edward, 173 

Phillis M., 311 

William, 173 

Arthur G., 301 

Addie S., 297 

Alfred W., 297 

Carrie L., 297 


Charles D., 297 
Edna M., 297 
Walter C, 297 


Ella A., 289 
Emma, 289 
Eliza, 274-289 


Enos, 130-132 
Jesse, 93 
Phebe, 132 

C. H., 127 
W. H., 217 


Appleton, 131 
Caroline, 10 
Jeremiah, 131 
Isaac, 131-134 
Molly, 269 


Caroline, 135 
Charles M., 200 
Edna G., 134 
Fred G., 134 
Hiram G., 135 
Gardner, 134 
Hattie L., 134 
James M., 134 
Joseph M., 134 
Jeremiah G., 134 
Joseph G., 134 
Leonora G., 134 
Marion, 200 
Melville A., 134 
Eosalie, 134 

Ellen, 292 

Minnie, 141 

Abbie A., 216 


Ellen, 252 
Nellie, 253 
Wm. P., 253 


Ada F., 150 

Hannah, 110 

Jeremiah, 90 

Oliver B., 150 

Sarah M., 150 

Elizabeth, 54 

William, 54 

Emile, 135 

Pauline L., 135 

Beatrice, 136 

Gwendolen, 136 

Harold, 136 

Henry G., 129-130-135 

Llewellyn, 136 

Dorothy, 86-87 

Dubia, 81-82 

Margaret, 81-82-86 

William, 75-81-82-86 

John, 93 

Alva A., 201 

Wm. H., 301 

Abiel, 8-76-78-85-94- 

Abiel J., 247 

Abiel A., 260 

Alfred H., 262 

Augusta, 247 

Alfred F., 260 

Asa, 167-227 

Catherine, 227-243 

David, 103 

David J., 260 

Edith R., 260 

EUzabeth, 242 

Eliza, 227 

Helen M., 260 

Helen E., 260 

H. Louise, 262 


The Descendants of 


Isabel, 262 

Isabel J., 262 

Joseph, 242-261 

Joseph A., 262 

Julia A., 260 

Jeremiah C, 283 

Kate W., 260 

Louis W., 260 

Louis W. J., 260 

Mary E., 262 

Mary, 256 

Mary E., 260 

Mabel F., 260 

Martha J., 227-243-262 

Nellie C, 283 

Sarah, 227-242-243 

Susannah, 242-261 

Susan A., 260 

Sarah E., 260-262 

Susan, 227 

Nancy, 227-243-261 

J, B., 224 

Robert S., 251 

Wm. E., 251 

Abigail, 11 

Anna, 190 

Edward W., 203 

Elijah B., 180 

Emma E., 246 

Geo. W., 246 

Horace E., 246 

Horace W., 276 

James F., 189 

Joseph K., 246 

Lucinda, 238-252 

Milton, 190 

Miriam E., 190 

Nellie J., 190 

Orvette, 190 

Park, 190 

Samuel, 221 

Samuel L., 189 

Scott, 190 


S. Lowell, 173 


Angeline, 230-248 


Ebeneezer, 128 

Agnes, 249 

Charles, 249 

Ella E., 260 

Elvina, 131 

Margaret, 249 

Wm. O., 249 

Emeline H., 327 

Carrie A., 295 

Elias A., 295 

Frederick W., 295 

Hattie E., 295 

Herbert E,, 295 

Harold E., 295 

Ethel I., 314 

Julia F., 193 

Lewis, 181 

Lewis J., 193 

John, 34 

Edwin F., 250 

Freeman A., 235-250 

Grace M., 251 

Sadie M., 250 

Lillian, 316 

Harry J., 181 

Cynthia A., 243-263 

Joseph, 231 

Jfannie A., 266 

Samuel, 231 

Samuel B., 231 

Stephen, 103 

(Widow), 103 


Ambrose, 52 

Minnie, 264 

E., 66 

Hilas L., 257 

Addie M., 249 

Bessie R., 249 

Emma, 248 

Julia E., 249 

Myra A., 249 

Nettie, 249 

Thomas B., 249-232 

William, 249 

Geo. K., 308 

Anna M., 308 

Vera J., 308 

Maud v., 308 

Albert D., 181 

Amy E., 193 

Edward, 193 

Fred A., 193 

Henry, 193 

Henry A., 193 

Harlan P., 181 

Julian S., 193 

Lewis, 181 

Mary A., 181 

Moses, 193 

Nahum W., 193 

Samuel, 66-83-84-274 

M. S. (Mrs.), 66-83 

Salome, 181 
Gilson, 221 

Olin H., 246 

James M., 161 

Jennie I., 161 

Josephine G., 101 

Violet F., 288 

Ensign John Moor 



Peter, 21 

Elizabeth, 302 

Abner, 130 
Ashel, 10-131-136 
Albert, 131-136 
Adelaide, 136 
Arthur A., 131-137 
Augustus M., 131 
Augustine, 131 
Alfred R., 131-135 
Benjamin, 130 
Betsey T., 130 
Caroline, 130 
Chester, 131 
Emily, 10-131 
Elizabeth, 10-49-129- 

Elizabeth M., 86-127- 

Ella, 136 
Emily, 131-136 
Emma, 137 
Ernest A., 137 
Everett S., 137 
Eliza, 131-134-240 
Eliza J., 135 
Freelove, 130 
Finnet F., 130 
Gertrude, 137 
Geo. H., 136 
Hiram, 131 
Jessie J., 137 
Jeremiah, 10-129-130- 

John, 127 
Judah, 130 
Leroy A., 136 
Lydia, 130 
Louise, 136 
Lillian A., 136 
Loring, 131 
Laura E., 135 
Nathaniel, 8-86-127- 



Obediah, 130-240 

Peter, 130 

Peter B., 130 

Polly, 129-132-210 

Rotus E., 135 

Richard, 127 

Rhoda, 130 

Sally, 9-108-276-277 

Sarah, 276-326-328 

Sylvester, 132 

Sylvanus, 131 

Sophia, 10-130-132 

Samuel, 129-130 

RajTiiond A., 136 

Roland B., 137 

Roland A., 137 

William, 75-103-127 

Winnie B., 136 

Edgar J., 306 

Charles, 310 

Diana, 150 

Margaret, 133-315 

Mary R., 310 

Susannah, 259 

Sarah L., 235 

Jane B., 277-327-329- 

Charles, 232 

Stanley E., 188 

Simeon A., 177-188 

Abbie H., 138 

Sally, 243 

Cassandria A., 182-205 

Jane D., 182 

Eugene, 184 


Marie P., 248 
Mathilda, 248 

Mae, 144 


Cola A., 141 
Evelyn D., 141 
Emma J., 293 
Harry E., 141 
Leeland M., 141 
Willis, 293 

Joseph, 229 
Mary L., 229 
Pitt, 185 

Gregory, 21 

Ebeneezer, 66 
Jonathan C, 318 
James, 66-317-328 
John, 317 
Richard, 66-225 

Stella, 256 


Amelia, 316 
Dan'l L., 310-316 
Elizabeth F., 135 
Eva M., 157 
Georgiana, 316 
Jessie M., 316 
Peter, 100-104 


Beatrix, 194 


Mariett B., 140 

Grinnel (Mrs.), 172 


Keith G., 237 
Grace A., 305 


Electa D., 133 


Rosa E., 285-287 
Gunnison, 63 


The Descendants of 


Ephriam, 74-76-77-78 

Frank M., 152 

Chloe B., 210-213 
Dorothy, 265 
Emily, 290 
Irving E., 265 
John E., 265 
Madeline, 265 
Magnus, 311 
Nancy, 8-226-236 
Euth, 311 
Stephen, 226 

John, 159 

Eliza H., 291 
Cornelia F., 256 
Elmer H., 153 

Ollie, 291 

Sally, 274-292 

Ellen M., 321 
James, 325 
Lueinda, 176-186 
S. C, 66 

Geo. W., 309 
Walter M., 309 

Abner, 272 
Caroline M., 294 
Ella F., 297 
Eben K., 296 
Eliza J., 295 
Francis A., 295 
Francis H., 295 
Harriet E., 296 
Jacob C, 274-289-294 
John, 11-290-294 
John F., 295 
Julia A., 296 
Julia E., 295 

Lila, 247 
Mattliias, 29 
Mary C, 295 
Eebecca, 11 
Read H., 295 
Sarah, 275 
Susan, 294-305 
Wm. B., 295 
Haynes, 3 
Bertha, 305 
Harry F., 305 
Lester O., 305 
Stewart H., 305 
Alvah, 289 
Charles A,, 261 
Catherine F., 261 
Eliza, 261 
Ellen J., 261 
Hope L., 261 
Martha J., 261 
Nancy, 227 
Eeuben M., 242-261 
Susan M., 261 
William, 261 
William H., 261 

Clara E., 194 
Sarah, 229 

Lucy A., 243 

Adeline, 315 
Almira, 11 
Thomas, 308 
Wjnnie, 308 

John, 238 
John, 52 
Sarah, 52 

Arthur B., 135 
Laura E., 135 


Herbert, 136 


John, 40 

Minnie G., 137 
Keziah, 130 
Elizabeth G., 198 
Gazilda, 213 

Angeline, 134 
Charles, 247 

James C, 259 
James H., 259 
Jean, 259 
Fred, 293 
Maud H., 293 
Porter M., 293 

Julia A., 197 

Anna, 216 
Haze-n, 209 
Betsey, 209 

Agnes E., 140 
Charles, 140 
Clarence M., 140' 
Ernest, 140 
Geo. W., 140 
Henry, 131 
Harold J., 140 
Ira Mae, 140 
John W., 132-139 
Lewis, 132-139-140' 
Mary, 140 
(Mrs.), 309 
Wm. J., 140 

James, 66-75-95-169- 
Nat'l, 95 

Ensign John Moor 



Ida M., 215 

Horace, 131 

Celestia, 253 

David G., 243 

Eachel, 291 

Francis, 192 

Isaac, 243 

Willard R., 192 

William, 44 

Francis W., 282 

Anna, 153 

(King), 89 

Wm. H., 156 

Catherine, 232 

Amelia, 211 

Blanche, 216 

Blanche V., 216-217 

Charles, 216-208 

Charles E., 211 

Charles M., 216 

Florence, 216 

Edwin A., 216 

Stephen B., 216 

Adrianna I., 283 

Archibald, 326 

Hattie B., 134 

James F., 283 

Walter L., 283 

Winfield S., 283 

Carrie B., 190 

Ann, 19 

Archie L., 204 

Ellon S., 162 



Etta, 282 
Geo. R., 316 
Hannah, 11-52 
Henry T., 160-162 
Joan, 202-204 
Loren, 2?1 
Lillian I., 162 
Mae E., 316 
Marion R., 162 
Nathaniel, 169-171-1 
Polly, 232 
Polly C, 225 
Robert W., 162 
Russell C, 316 
Sarah B., 313 
Stafford S., 162 
Valentine, 52 
William, 52 
Warren, 162 
Warren R., 162 

Sadie, 184 


CjTithia A., 265 
Elbina J., 265 
Frank K., 264 
George R., 264 
Jessie M., 264 
Jackey S., 264 

Hobart, 261 


Kate M., 230 
John O., 230 


Alexander, 324 
James, 69 
Hattie, 305 


Mary G., 177 


Grace, 145 


Betsey, 174-183 


Clementine, 329 
Mary, 156 


James R., 309 

Mary E., 199 

Alzadia, 135 

Emily L., 249 

James B., 249 

Alice J., 315 
72 Arabelle Z., 194 

Carrie, 214 

Charles, 310 

Daniel, 315 

Edward P., 194 

Frank A., 182 

Gertrude A., 194 

George W., 194-310 

Georgia, 310 

George M., 315 

George M., Jr., 315 

Harry, 315 

Horace, 315 

Ida F., 315 

Josiah S., 275-310 

Lueian A., 310-315 

Lena, 194 

Susie C, 315 

Geo. W., 218 

Charles H., 206 

M. J., 182 

Lucy J., 139 

Abigail M., 294 

Annie M., 197 

Jessie, 294 

John, 197 

Sam'l B., 197 

Lillian, 320 

Jude, 46 

Hercules, 46-47-48 


The Descendants op 


Sarah, 37 

William, 37 

Caroline J., 296 

Emory W., 296 

Harriet O., 296 

Eobert, 62 

A. Maria, 159 

Agigail J., 159 

Cheney N., 160 

Elizabeth A., 158-161 

Georgianna, 158 

Mary J., 158 

Margaret A., 160 

Nathan C, 158-159 

Nat'l W., 158-160 

Samuel, 158 

Sylvester W., 160 

Jennie M., 247 

Rufus, 242 

Frederick, 254 

Gilbert T., 254 

Herbert C, 254 

Richard S., 254 

Clinton, 304 

Lorina A., 293 

Olive P., 277-326 

Moody, 326 

Abbie J., 277-330 

Daniel E., 302 

Ebeneezer, 330 

Gordon, 128 

H. W., 66 

Abel, 50 

Carry, 50 

Eben, 50 

George, 50 

Harley, 50 


Lucella, 50 

Sarah, 50 

David, 135 

Edward, 135 

John, 135 

Mary E., 135 

Maud C, 135 

Walter, 135 


Geo. P., 213 

Mary, 18 

Mary, 141 


F. T., 271 

Royal, 56-221 

Dorothy, 33 

Lucy, 240 

Leonard H., 184-206 

Melbourne F., 306 

Mella E., 206 

William H., 306 

Winnie I., 206 

Ida, 248-265 

Charles L., 186 

Dorothy H., 186 

Sue M., 186 

Thomas, 179-187 

Charles A., 161 

Orman L., 161 

Stephen, 39 

William, 51 

Abbie, 151-153 

Rose T., 321 


Eugene H., 233 

Albert C, 233 

Arthur, 291 

B. C, 233 

Carrie, 291 

Charles R., 152 

Elmon R., 152 

Ellen F., 161 

Electa, 291 

Ezra, 291-303 

Ernest C, 233 

Fred M., 144 

Frank, 145 

Ira, 144 

Isaac D., 142-144 

John, 29 

Jeremiah, 34 

Jesse M., 291 

Lulu E., 152 

Myron, 144 

Madeline, 144 

Mildred E., 145 

Marjorie, 152 

Sarah, 145 

William, 291 

Jennie A., 190 

Willa H., 312 

Wm. H., 312 

Albert D., 190 

Benjamin, 64-82 

Edna, 162 

Elmer, 249 

Elizabeth T., 274-290 

Laura, 249 

Orville S., 249 

Warren D., 190 

William, 33 

Alfred F., 262 

Henrietta, 262 

Louis M., 262 

Lambert W., 262 

Ensign John Moor 



Richard, 26-27-31 
Judkins, 99 

D. C, 243 
Pamelia, 242-260 


Dwight C, 163 
Frederick L., 163 
Herbert A., 162-163 
Wm. P., 163 


Charles L., 203 
Edward, 203 
Edward L., 203 


Beatrice S., 297 
Frederick D., 297 


Agnes M., 162 
Bertha, 162 
Clara P., 162 
Darrell E., 163 

E. L., 162-163 
Henrietta, 162 
Merle E., 162 


Annabel M., 265 

Frank, 265 

Henry, 57 

Charles R., 153 

Carl R., 153 

Edna M., 153 

Everett G., 153 

Frank E., 153 

Geo. W., 151-152 

Le^-is M., 153 

Lucy J., 152 

Mary, 151-152 

Nellie A., 152 

Lizzie, 301 

Mary A., 233 

Ralph, 145 


Dorothy, 257 

Eleanor, 257 

Orville E. M., 257 

Abigail, 168 

George J., 50 

Martha J., 50 

Olive G., 193 

Barnum F., 262 

Frank L., 153 

Louis H., 153 

Nellie M., 153 

Sarah, 130 

Emma L., 139 

Benjamin, 228 

Caleb, 228 

Jonathan, 228 

John P., 96-277 

Phebe S., 8-228 

Richard, 228 

Lydia J., 300 

Lydia, 19 

Hannah, 130 

Samuel, 130 

Charles H., 315 

Cornelius, 315 

Frances, 315 

Belle, 194 

Betsey M., 194 

Charles W., 194 

Geo. W., 194 

Joseph, 254 

Jean, 194 

Robert K., 194 


Rufus A., 194 

Susie, 254 

William L., 301 

Deborah, 60-61 

William, 58 


Carrie, 222 

Sarah L., 222 

Geo. F., 284 

Benj. P., 321 


Daniel, 48-207 
Daniel T., 204 
Jeremiah, 48 
Nath, 48 
Tamison, 48 


(Gen'l), 277-328 


Alice L., 154 
Caroline, 294 
Flora, 154 
Harry E., 154 
Otto E., 154 

Henry, 205 


Abbie C, 298 
Frank P., 298 
John, 298 
Joseph v., 298 
Katie, 298 
Walter N., 298 

Nat'l, 84 


Emma F., 185 
Geo. C, 185 
Georgia E., 185 


E. Gertrude, 307 


The Descendants op 


Abigail, 34 
Lucy B., 197 
Nathaniel, 40 
Eobert, 33 

Tobias, 29 

Delia, 238 


Abigail, 173 

Judah, 130 


Chauncey E., 195 
Harriet M., 298 
Elias W., 195 
Eleanor L., 195 
Lovewell W., 195 
Roland L., 195 
Roydon H., 195 


■John, 55-58-60 


Francis E,, 263 

David, 48 
Sarah, 48 

Emily, 227 
Harry H., 312 
Kenneth H., 312 
John O., 260 
John A. Jr., 260 
Willard G., 312 


James, 36 
Jane, 36 
John, 36-37-38 
John Jr., 36 
Mary, 36-38 
Sarah, 36 


Henry F., Ill 
James, 29 
Mary, 112 


Mrs. Dr., 184 

Nat'l, 9-12 

Addie B., 135 

Charles, 184 

Chas. F., 246 

Susie, 162 

Wm., 252 

Joseph, 136 

Chas. W., 138-143 

Grace M., 143 

Geo. R., 143 

Laura H., 143 

Walter C, 143 

Laura A., 154 

Chas. O., 133-142 

Chas. M., 142 

Etta M., 142 

Leon C, 142 

Chas. G., 161 

Guy L., 183 

Mildred B., 161 

, 261 


Mary, 11 

Horatio W., 162 

(Mayor), 14 

June, 140 

Harriet T., 178-179 

J. W., 330 

Chas. F., 323 

Edna M., 323 


Harold M., 323 

Isaac A., 320-323 

John, 320 

Mary L., 320-323 

Pierce, 41 

Strauder A., 320-323 

Geo. W., 284 

Marion, 284 

Pearl S., 284 

Raymond E., 284 

Ralph M., 284 

John, 282 


Noadiah, 229 
Luff kin 

Mary J., 326 

Alice, 250 

James O., 64-77 

Josephine, 186 

Eleanor H., 141 

Gertrude L., 141 

Grace M., 141 

J. E., 140 

Maurice R., 141 

Persis M., 141 


EUa E., 260 
Elizabeth C, 259 
Ethelbert L., 259 
Thomas M., 259 

Vina, 321 

McCrillis, 66-72-221 
Betsey, 102 
David, 70-102-104-221 
Hannah, 102-104 
Nancy, 102 
Susannah, 103-104-149 

Ensign John Moor 



Betsey, 281 

James, 281 

John A., 254 

Sarah E., 254 
McDaniels J. A., 216 

Lola, 216 

W. J., 304 

Nelson, 266 

William, 325 

Albert K., 134 

Arthur D., 133 

Frederick D., 134 

Harold E., 134 

John, 133 

John S., 134 

Leo H., 134 

Merle A., 134 

Mattie L., 133 

Lucy G., 133 

Nellie M., 134 

Norman W., 134 

Hattie, 315 

Hiram, 309-312 

Josie A. M., 312 

Judith G., 309 

Mabel W., 312 

Mary, 253 

E. C, 251 

Anna D., 247 

Everett, 303 

Sherman, 303 

Rachel B., 262 

Inez, 288 


Alice A., 237 

Hazel I., 137 

Dorothy, 253 

Eleanor, 253 

George, 253 

John, 253 

Louis, 253 

Theodore, 253 

William, 253 

Ellen, 292 

Agnes M., 214 
March, 278 

Beulah, 287 

Ida L., 314 

Theodore, 287 

Velma, 287 

Eliza M., 140 

Addie, 302 

Grace, 254 

Richard, 173 

Carrie M., 302 

Harriet, 302 

James F., 302 

Mary M., 247 

Elizabeth, 8-225 

Abbie M., 308-311 

Agnes, 255 

John G., 232 

John (Capt.), 52 

Eunice, 158 

Caleb, 98-100 


Amelia, 11-43-211 

Amelius S., 217 

Azro B., 211 

Charles F., 217 

Eliza, 266 

Erlyan L., 218 

Lillian, 218 

Nellie K., 218 

Samuel A., 218 

Alfred, 243 

Clinton, 282 

Etta, 282 

Harvey, 282 

Oscar, 282 

Betsey H., 

Cyrus E., 

Elijah D., 175 

Frances, 107-175-176 

Frances O. 

Hiram, 172 

Hiram S., 11-176-186 

Harvey C, 175 

Helen, 175 

Horace O., 175 

Horace W., 175 

John, 173-175-176 

John M., 176 

Mary, 175 

Mary J., 175-176 

Mattie E., 176 

Ruth, 48-107 

Hannah, 112 

Josiah, 9-11-112 

Lydia, 9-112 

Elsie M., 288 

Melvin, 299 

Costella, 189 

Clarence, 186 

Elizabeth, 54 

Flora M., 186 


The Descendants of 

Francis, 54 
George, 186 
Harry, 186 
Hanson, 186 
Helena, 186 


Alfred B., 133 
Chauncey C, 133 
Cola W., 133 
Cola D. R., 133 
Daniel, 131-132 
Diana P., 132-141 
Daniel H., 133 
Lydia E., 133 
Loren, 138 
Mary H., 133 
Sophia G., 10-131- 

Samuel D., 133 
Willis D., 133 


Eaehel, 46-47-48 

Abbie, 66 
Eugene, 50 
Florence E., 306 
Geo. C, 50 
Geo. L., 244 
Geo. R., 244 
James R., 264 
Mary, 9-272 
Nellie, 50 
Rosanna, 273 
Sophia N., 50 
Jonathan, 273 
Jesse, 176 


Minerva, 242-261 
Samuel C, 262 

Albert V., 256 
Harriet E., 256 


Benjamin, 36 
Clarence, 151 
Florence, 151 


Freeman, 50 

Lester, 151 

Josiah, 64-74-78-98 

Matthew, 21 

Charles, 203 

Esther, 291 

Essie B., 203 

Ida, 203 

Lewis C, 203 

Leonard S., 203 

(Mrs.), 138 

Bessie, 299 

Melvina, 188 

(Bros.), 330 

John, 27-28 

Lydia, 28 

Robert, 28 

Richard, 28 

Anabelle Z., 193 

Almon, 202 

Betsey W., 192 

Frances H., 193 

Geo. W., 178-192 

Geo. E., 193 

Geo. F., 193 

Hannah M., 193 

Jefferson M., 11-192 

Lucinda J., 11 

Lucinda A., 193-194 

Asa, 222-223 

Asahel, 223 

Benjamin F., 222 

Hercules, 222 

John, 222-223 


Jeremiah, 222 
Obadiah, 8-222-223- 

Stevens, 222-223 
Sarah, 222 
Walworth M., 222 

Alexander W., 314 
Abraham, 106 
Abigail, 167-171 
Alice, 9-288-271-274 
Bertha E., 314 
Betsey, 167 
Benjamin, 236 
Charles E., 314 
David, 103-107-167- 

Ezekial, 75-76-78-93- 


Elizabeth, 9-106-107- 

Frances, 148 
Frank, 185 
George P., 309-313 
Hannah, 8-167-225- 

Josephine, 148 
Josephine B., 314 
John, 225 
Joseph, 148 
Louis D., 314 
Nellie, 185 
Martha, 148 
Maud, 185 
Nancy, 148 
Reuben, 75-167 
Ruth, 167 
Sarah A., 282 
Samuel A., 272-282 
Samuel, 225 
Sarah, 167 
Walter, 148 
William G., 314 
Edna, 294 
Edgar, 148 

Ensign John Moor 



Abigail, 294 
Charles H., 232 
Jennie, 151 


Caleb A., 183 
Clarence, 196 
Frank P., 327 
Harriet, 140 
Helen A., 183 
Nixon, 140 
Will E., 140 

H. S., 239 
Kate, 203 
Sarah, 182 


Josephine, 201 


Ada A., 201 
Alfred C, 201 
Asa B., 201 
Augusta A., 201 
Charles C, 201 
Doris A., 320 
Guy E., 201 
Georgia, 252 
Horace C, 320 
Joseph, 180-201 
Joseph B., 201 
Leroy P., 320 
Minnie A., 320 
Myrtle L., 320 
Francis C, 201 


J. Leroy, 280 


John M., 325 


Ida S., 276 


Emma A., 190 


Aaron, 27-28 
Doris E., 136 
Grace, 52 
Eri G., 136 


Eva M., 136 
Elmer, 136 
Ruth E., 136 
Timothy, 52 


Arthur S., 152 
Albert, 152 
Clara E., 152 
Clara G., 152 
Charles, 150-151 
Grace C, 152 
Geo. E., 152 
Gladys, 152 
Mary E., 152 
Nelson, 152 
Richard A., 152 
William A., 152 

Sarah, 23 


Bertha H., 240 
Frank W., 240 
Mary P., 239-255 
Wm. J., 240 


(Emperor), 44 


Sarah J., 241-257 


Wm. P., 231 


Joseph A., 293 


Eunice P., 177 
E. H. (Mrs.), 176 
Joseph T., 257 
Henry W., 177 


Cornelius S., 316 
Grace F., 316 

Mark, 59 


Drusella, 145 


Jane, 186 

Lillian, 186 

Mabel, 186 

Thomas P., 186 

Hazel H., 295 

Herbert J., 295 

M. E., 249 

Annis D., 230 

Col., 208-271 

Ellen, 228 

Ida F., 255 

Joseph H., 231 

John, 185 

Thomas J., 161 

Geo. W. W., 288 

Raymond D., 288 

Alvah, 249 

Alfred E., 136 

Harrison, 249 

James B., 249 

Sylvester H., 249 

Thomas, 249 

Warren, 249 

Flora, 50 

George, 50 

John, 50 

Nath., 50 

Roxanna, 50 

Adelia M., 192 

John W., 192 


John, 104 

Helen W. E., 143 

Olaf, 43 

Raymond C. G., 143 


The Descendants of 


Chas. J., 296 

Chas. E., 296 

Clarke, 296 

Clara L., 296 

Frank J., 296 

Geo. L., 296 

Helen, 296 

Julia E., 296 

Katherine, 296 

Mary A., 296-306 

Minerva, E., 296 

Cora F., 160 

Catherine, 175-184 

Delia P., 16a 

Effie L., 160 

John F., 159-160 

Lillian M., 161 

Ann, 44 

Charles A., 191 

Inez A., 191 

Jacob, 174-175 

Martha, 11-174-181 

Abiah, 181 

Carlton, 237 

Dudley, 181 

(Doctor), 279 

Dudley P., 182 

Elizabeth B., 182 

Emma, 182 

Frank J., 182 

Florence B., 182 

John P., 182 

Jacob D., 11-174-182 

Laura A., 182 

Lillian P., 182 

Martha, 11-174-181 

Martha A., 182 

Mary, 172-175 

Mary A., 182 

Mary J., 182-205 

Nellie F., 282 

Ora D., 282 

Ora E., 237 


True, 182 

Warren P., 182-205 

Wendell M., 206 

Mary, 53 

Stephen, 53 

Barnett, 211 

Maria, 183 

Mary, 229 

Sarah E., 232 

Mary, 135 
Palmer, 202 

Charles, 202-203 

Cordelia A., 203 

Elmer, 203 

Lizzie, 203 

Mary, 216 

William, 203 

Fred, 301 

Frederick, 221 

Harriet L., 197 

Nellie W., 152 

Thomas, 197 

Wm. H., 197 

Nellie R., 186 

Albion, 292 

Lyman F., 292 

Lucy, 292 

Pearl B., 292 

Eunice, 158 

Frederick A., 259 

Florence L., 259 

Frederick A., Jr., 259 

Wm. C, 259 

Ann, 37 

Abigail, 37 

Elizabeth, 37 

Hannah, 37 

Joanna, 37 
John, 37-38 
Mary, 37-38 
Nehemiah, 37 
Patience, 37 
Ruth, 37 
Rachel, 37 
William, 37 

D. E., 162 
Gladys I., 162 
George, 195 
Earl G., 195 
Ethel M., 195 
Maud E., 195 
Mabelle, 195 
Rodney L., 162 
Wm, C, 195 
Wm. (Rev.), 145 


Joshua, 39 

Peabody, 50 


Jennie E., 195 


Addie M., 162 


Sarah, 276-318 


Levein, 328-330 
Wm., 328-330 


Samuel, 28-29-33 


Charles, 286 


Samuel, 101 


Maud, 295 


Allen T., 189 
Arthur C, 189 
Charles, 159 
Stanley E., 189 

Ensign John Moor 



Annie L., 295 

John W., 295 
Perkins, 235 

Comfort, 8-224-228 

Dennis, 154 

John, 9-12 

Joanna, 11-12 

PoUy, 11 

Wm, E., 206 

Allen H., 

A. A., 34 

George A., 196 

Herbert, 196 

Lena, 196 

Fannie, 182 

John, 182 

Lyman, 182 

LiUa, 182 

Fannie, 204 
-Piekard, 228 

Arthur, 266 

Clara L., 72-266 

Clara, 266 

Caroline, 266 

Edward, 266 

Frances E., 191 

Frank, 191 

L , 66 

Daniel, 266 

Dwight, 266 

Harold, 266 

John, 266 

Samuel C, 262-265 

Samuel H., 265 

Susan E., 266 

Willie, 266 

John, 38 

(Capt.), 27 

E. E., 153 


Harold C, 153 

Helen E., 153 

Mildred E., 153 

Arvilla B., 299 

Edward E., 299 

Hiram, 299 

Joseph, 160 

Nellie L., 299 

Daniel, 40-90 

Elizabeth, 30 

John, 30 

Joshua, 29-35-41 

Mary, 39 

Mehitabel, 30 

Thomas, 30 

Ursula J., 324 

Ellen T., 304 

Billy, 66 

Abigail, 53 

Ann, 46-47-52-53-54 

Barbara, 53 

Ezekial, 51-52-53 

Frances, 53 

Elizabeth, 53 

Hannah, 53 

Joseph, 53 

Joanna, 53-55 

Judith, 53 

John, 53 

Mary, 53 

Nathaniel, 53 

Sarah Ann, 53 

William, 53 

Zachariah, 53 

William, 33-51-52-53- 

Esther E., 251 

Edward V., 251 

Lester G., 251 

Wallace E., 251 


C. Coles, 45 

Ella, 136 

Frank H., 45 

J. W. (Mrs.), 45 

W. W., 214 

Harriet, 274-290 

Shua, 327 

Thomas, 40 

Frank, 290 

Benjamin A., 138-142 

Florence M., 142 

Homer D., 142 

Mertou H., 142 

Thatcher W., 142 

Eliza A., 160 

Mary, 240 

G. W., 324 

Catherine E., 230 

Irene, 158-160 

Joseph, 158 

Louisa, 159 

Ralph S., 230 

Charles H., 244 

Wm. H., 244 

Bertha M., 167 

Kenneth, 66-92-167 

Averill M., 248 

Anna M., 231 

Anthony, 230 

Charles H., 231 

Florence, 214 

F, O., 248 

F. Oscar, 248 

Ephraim, 230 


The Descendants of 


Hattie M., 231 
Isaac F., 230-248 
Jacob A., 230 
John M., 248 
Jessie M., 231 
Joseph L., 231 
Laura A., 231 
Laura E., 248 
Mary E., 231 
Minnie, 245 
Bichard, 230 

Elbra, 291 

Mary, 16 


Catherine, 258 
D. D., 327 


Agnes, 162-163 
Bertha J., 162-163 
Dudley, 159-161 
G. J., 162 
James O., 228 
Lyman W., 161 
Orville, 162 
Ruth, 162 
Winifred, 162 


William, 214 


Sarah, 290 

Emma, 309 


Hannah, 142 


Fannie H., 197-199 
Franklin, 197 
Susan M., 199 


George H., 252 
Lee B., 252 
Lester G., 252 

Jesse, 241 


Martha A., 241 
Nellie, 282-286 


Edith G., 157 
Randall, 62 

(Elder), 225 

Mary, 140 

Charles L., 320 

Eveljni A., 320 

Lucille M., 320 

Vigo S., 320 

Julia, 281 

James, 281 

Sarah A., 153 

(Col.), 95 

Helen E. S., 135-143 

Vida, 196 

Amanda M., 318-320 

Clarence, 185 

Emma, 185 

Earl, 185 

Hazel, 185 

Moses, 318-320 

Ned, 185 
Richardson, 148 

Caine, 280 

Ella R., 285 

Estelle M., 285 

Eliza, 213 

Henry H., 280 

James M., 191 

Jasper E., 285 

Joshua, 280 

Mary E., 285 

Myrtle B., 285 

Minerva, 296 

Soloman, 279 


Henry, 99 

David E., 306 

Joseph, 306 

Foster B., 306 

Kenneth O., 306^ 

Robert E., 306 

Ann, 52-53 

Axwell, 37 

Elizabeth, 52 

Frank O., 154 

Hannah, 152 

Horace G., 138 

Grace, 52 

Joanna, 37 

Sarah, 52 

Thomas, 51-53 

William, 51-52-53: 

John, 37 

Ruth, 16 

Charles W., 188' 

Harold W., 188 

Samuel H., 187 

Wm. R., 177-18r 

(Capt.), 102-223" 

Amelia, 211 

Eliza, 282 

Eva, 141 

Lizzie, 143 

Normandy, 179 

Emma E., 201 

Sarah, 277-329 

Anna M., 229 

Ira G., 228 

Samuel, 229 

Ensign John Moor 



Charles A., 262 
Charles I., 263 
Elmer W., 263 
Francis E., 263 
Foster I., 263 
Helen A., 257 
John, 243 
Joseph C, 263 
Katherine, 263 
Leroy, 263 
mio C, 263 
Mariam F., 263 
Mabel, 263 
Rhoda E., 263 


Gervaise, 253 
Henry B., 253 
Jessie A., 253 
Percy A., 253 
Thomas M., 253 


Bertha A., 157 
Pearl A., 157 
Wm. I., 157 


Estella M., 257 


Catherine, 44 


Annie M., 263 
Andrew S., 263 
Ellen, 264 
Geo. H., 302 
Geo. M., 263 
Geo. S., 263 
Helen L., 263 
John H., 263 
John H., Jr., 264 
Mary, 264 
William, 34 


Rose, 193 


Gertrude E., 214 


Robert S., 258 

Stuart M., 258 

Susannah M., 258 

Dorothy, 187 

George A., 187 

David, 194 

John D., 194 

Phebe, 227 

F. H., 316 

Hannah, 47-48-49- 

Ada E., 204 

Charles F., 204 

Daniel S., 181-203 

Edwin, 183 

Francena, 183 

Ida M., 232 

John, 183 

Jacob O., 203 

Jame-s, 9-112 

John O., 96 

Joseph, 193 

Joseph H., 193 

John, 170 

Joseph T., 204 

Levi "W., 148 

Mary E., 204 

Nancy, 155-157 

Nancy T., 244 

Ruth J., 204 

Parker, 137 

Sarah, 11-112 

W. H., 108 

Everett B., 200 

SaUy, 289 
Sargent, 108-328 

Ary, 66-274 

Albert, 281 

Aaron, 223 

C, 108-240 

Charles, 223 


Dominicus, 223 

Ezra, 223 

F., 108 

Judith A., 182 

Harriet M., 209 

Meriam, 223 

Sarah, 182 

Samuel, 223 
Scales, 75 

Edward, 275 

James, 92-275 

J. W., 66 

John S., 270 

Sarah, 275-276-316 

B. F., 217 

Emma, 292 

Wm. (Major), 128 

Jennie S., 326 


Daniel, 259 

Barbara L., 216 

Cato, 216 

Donald D., 216 

Dorothy M., 216 

Leroy J., 232 

Wm. J., 232 

Sabrina D., 213 

Calvin D., 254 

Helen A., 254 

Susie I., 254 

Ann, 221 

Eleanor, 221 

John, 221 

Samuel, 221 

Taylor, 221 
Shattuck, 280 

(Prof.), 101 


The Descendants of 


Ada, 174-181-203 

, 76 

Elizabeth, 174 

John, 174 

Mary, 278 

Morrill, 272 

Samuel, 84 

E. Gertrude, 157 

Majy, 169 

John, 29 

Henry, 58-59 

George, 50 

Joseph, 203 

Lois, 50 

Lucy, 50 

Wright, 50 

James, 169 

Elizabeth, 159 

Fred, 137 

Frank E., 140 

Gladys, 137 

John (Mrs.), 209 

Irma, 137 

Lee R., 137 

Flora, 142 

Bessie, 304 

Jane, 217 

Charles A., 330 

Noah, 224 

Catherine, 44 

John, 43-44 

Jacobus, 44 

Mary Ellen, 45 

(Abbe), 44 


Abigail, 46-47-207- 

Alice, 145 
Amelia, 11-211 
Audrey, 144 
Ann, 46-53-55 
Archelaus, 11-208-210- 

Benjamin, 8-47-48-49- 


Benjamin C, 209 
Benjamin F., 137-142- 

Betsey A., 137 
Bertha F., 214 
Bela R., 213 
Burton, 144 
Bertram, 144 
Chas. D., 215 
Charles W., 145 
Clement, 44-47-48 
Charles, 47-48-49-130- 

Charles E., 213 
Charles M., 214 
Charles M., Jr., 49-132 

Clara F., 213 
Chester, 137 
Cyrus, 50 
Chauncey, 137 
Caroline, 214 
Clara, 213-214 
David, 48 
Delores, 144 
Donald, 218 
Dorothy, 218 
Ellen D., 212 
Emma J., 213 
Enoch W., 212 
Elizabeth, 49 
Eliza, 50 
Fred, 213 
Fred A., 145 
Florence, 144 


Frederick C, 212 
Frank S. V., 214 
Geo. C, 213 
Geo. M., 142-144 
Geo. Jr., 144 
Gertrude, 144 
Hannah, 7-8-10-47-48- 



Hannah E., 142 
Harriet, 11-210-211 
Hattie M., 145 
Harriet C, 212-215 
Jotham, 48 
James, 50 
Jeremiah, 208-209- 

Joseph, 47-48-49-99- 

John, 46-47-49-53-55- 

Jeremiah S., 209 
John, Jr., 47-48-49- 

Katherine, 218 
Lewis, 137 
Leon E., 145 
Lena, 145 
Lydia, 48 
Louisa, 50 
Matilda J., 137-142 
Maria, 210-215 
Maud B., 145 
Martha, 214 
Martha W., 214 
Martha J., 50 
Marshall, 50 
Mary, 50 
Norman, 132-138 
Nathaniel, 49-207 
Nathan, 50 
Nancy, 11-211 
Phebe, 47-48 
Roxanna, 50 
Ruth. 48-107 

Ensign John Moor 



Eichard D,, 218 

Eichard C, 213 

Eachel, 46 

Samuel 11-47-48-49- 

Samuel B., 218 

Samuel S., 214 

Sarah S., 212 

Sophia, 213 

Soloman, 11-43-47-48- 

Sally, 209-210 

Susan, 50 

Thomas, 46-214-217 

Thomas B., 143-145 

Tip T., 143-145 

William, 210-213 

William, 214 

William J., 144 

William A., 213 

Winnifred, 144 

Henry P., 291 

Louisa A,, 203 

Caroline, 11-195 

Clarence W., 195-196 

Climena E., 196 

Climena M., 11 

Delia E., 196 

Estella C, 196 

Earl J., 96 

Gerald S., 196 

Grace E., 196 

George M., 195 

Hazel, 196 

John W., 195 

Janet D., 196 

John S., 196 

Joseph S., 196 

Juliet, 195-196 

Lydia A., 195 

Lora E., 195 

Levi, 191 

Mary, 196 


Mary A., 191 
Manasseh, 174-195 
Eoyal D., 196 
Una J., 196 
Warren B., 195 
Winnie, 196 
Warren E., 196 
Zebina C, 196 


George, 291 


Caroline, 250 


Eosalie G., 300 


Floyd L., 324 
Howard T., 324 
Eowland W., 324 


Ada B., 201 
Adeline J., 138 
Alonzo D., 139 
Annie M., 298 
Benjamin, 132-138 
Catherine, 258 
Cetti, 50 
Charles, 69 
Charles E., 201 
Charles H., 298 
Claudene A. 
David, 201 
David S., 50 
Edwin, 50-201 
Emma, 50 
Elizabeth J., 138 
Florence, 201 
Frank E., 201 
Francis J., 139 
George H., 138 
George M., 50 
George W., 50 
Grace H., 138 
HoUis, 138 
Helen G., 138 
Ida, 163 
Isaac, 174 


Joseph, 90-293 

Joseph C, 50 

John, 108-150 

John C, 229 

Joanna, 301 

Laura, 144 

Lucy, 50 

Lydia, 50 

Martha, 279 

Marietta, 139 

Robert, 186 

Ruth M., 192 

Eoxana, 50 

Samuel, 57-58-60-68- 

Sarah, 18-50 

Sarah T., 10 

Shirley D., 139 

Sophia N., 50 

William E., 201 

Bessie, 194 

Thomas, 203 

William, 203 

Gale L., 288 

Thelma E., 288 

Thomas B., 288 

Albion M. M., 298-299 

Charles G., 298 

Charles G., Jr., 298 

Ethel M., 299 

Florence I., 299 

John A., 299 

Lois I., 298 

Leander B., 281 

Mary E., 281 

Alice G., 196 

Nellie H., 195 

Mary, 196 

Emma, 213 


The Descendants of 


Helen J., 255 

Frances L., 161 

Mabel, 142 

Mary F., 213 

John (Gen.), 44-128- 

Hattie M., 239 

Ethel B., 66-104 

Isabella H., 214 

Ella J., 131-137 

Willard E., 244 

Thomas (Gen.), 94 

Bertha, 235 

Le-u C, 235 

Leon M., 235 

Leona G., 235 

Myron H., 235 

Hattie, 190 
; Stevens 

Abia, 8-166-167-168- 

Abbie, 291 

Alba, 291 

Alice, 291 

Alice A., 290 

Alma, 291 

Addison, 291 

Asa G., 290 

Alvin, 291 

Asa, 242-261 

Alfred, 261 

Abiel F., 261 

Abigail, 167 

Abiah, 167 

Catherine, 291 

Charles K., 290 


Charles W., 291 
Clark, 291 
Daniel, 168 
Emma I., 291 
Emma S., 261 
Ephraim, 168 
Eva, 291 
Ellen, 291-303 
Ella, 291 
Edson, 291 
Electa, 291 
Flora, 292 
Fred, 291 
Frank H., 291 
Harriet, 291 
Hiram E., 291 
Imogene, 291-303 
Isabel, 291 
Jacob, 167 
Jesse, 167-242 
Jeremiah E., 289 
Josephine, 291 
John, 168-291 
John C, 288-290 
John M., 292 
Josiah, 168 
Leon L., 292 
Mary E., 291 
Martha, 291 
Martha A., 261 
Otho, Sr., 168 
Otho, 167 
Otho J., 168 
Oscar, 291 
Samuel, 168 
Simeon, 96 
Simon, 167-168 
Susan, 227 
Susan A., 261 
William, 168 
William W., 291 
William E., 291 

Geo. E., 154 


Barbara, 206 

George, 206 
James B., 206 


Elizabeth, 229 

Alice, 244 


Belinda M., 322 
Bessie M., 323 
Charles, 319-322 
Daniel, 323 
Henry, 319-322 
Melissa A., 319-322 


Maria, 318 

Ida, 310 


Frances M., 263 
Joel F., 263 

Sarah, 252 
Susan, 253 


Charles H., 251 
Catherine, 251 
Henry H., 251 
Euth C, 251 
Sarah C, 251 


Josephine, 259 


Katherine C, 264 


Anna M., 312 
Beulah M., 312 
Olive T., 312 
Sidney M., 312 
W. S., 312 


Abbie, 281 
Abbie H., 178 
Alice, 178 
Celeste C, 178-189 
Caroline S., 178 
Arthur N.. 189 

Ensign John Moor 



Alice C, 189 
Barbara L., 188 
Benjamin F., 177-178 
Christine E., 189 
Dorothy C, 189 
Douglas S., 188 
Dorothy B., 188 
Donald B., 188 
Elizabeth L., 189 
Eddie B., 188 
Frank, 178 
Hannah, 101 
.John, 183-184 
Jeremiah, 177 
Julia A., 177-178 
Laura B., 183 
Laura M., 183 
Laurentius F., 178 
Lauretta A., 188 
Lucy L., 188 
Mary E., 188 
Margaret L., 188 
Mary F., 177 
Newell S., 177-178 
Sarah A., 177 
William, 183 
Willie H. A., 188 


Grace A., 287 
Tallant, 66-71 

Abia, 66 

David, 66 

James, 328 

John G., 69 

Lucretia A., 236 

Martha B., 236 

Sylvania A., 236 

Samuel, 272-273 

Ruth, 37 

Alice L., 293 

Allen, 154 

Bert G., 305 

Fred L., 305 


Geo. A., 305 

Howard A., 293 

Hazel G., 196 

Isadore E., 196 

Irville J., 305 

Leslie W., 305 

Maurice L., 305 

Oliva W., 293 

Percy G., 196 

Percy K., 196 

Samuel B., 313 

Wm. B., 154 

D. C., 66, 228 

Harriet, 231 

Mary L., 231 

Thompson, 231 

Mary A., 155-157 

Lydia, 317 

Daniel, 158 

Lucinda, 138-142 

Mary, 182 

Ellen, 188 

Anna J., 10-159-161 

Mary A., 135 

Ollie A., 263 

Sarah S., 181 

B. B., 274 

Grace, 202 

Frank, 202 

Simon, 225 

Charles H.. 229-246 

Cliarles, 246 

C. Frank, 246 
Elbert E., 247 
Florence E., 247 


Fred B., 247 
Gladys, 247 
Herman, 247 
Ira S., 247 
Minnie, 247 
Mildred, 247 
Olive A., 246 
Polly, 11 


Ethel, 286 


Annie G., 216 

Wm. E., 41 

Everett, 34 


Grace, 191 
Mary, 247 


Joseph, 317 

Tucker, 192 
Alvah, 199 
Edwin M., 199 
Elizabeth, 160 
Henry, 199 
Jedediah, 170 
Marguerite E., 199 


Alice, 316 
Bertha, 316 
Charles H., 316 
Herbert E., 316 


Bertha M., 195 
Edwin F., 195 
Harrison, 195 
Harrison R., 195 
Hugh A., 195 
Leon, 195 
Nettie T., 195 
Warren B., 195 


Elizabeth, 314 


The Descendants of 


Geo. G., 138 

Wm. H., 138 

Elizabeth E., 251 

James P., 251 

Agnes, 36 

Thomas, 36 

Herbert A., 244 

Mabel A., 251 

Alvin, 181 

Harlan, 181 


Jane W., 282 

Elizabeth, 131-136 

Adelaide E., 257 

Edward, 57 

John, 26 


Sarah F., 210 
Solon J. W., 210 


Celia B., 142 
Clifford, 142 
Delia v., 142 
Delia E. A., 141 
Harry M., 142 
John, 133-141 
Merton, 142 
Mildred M., 142 


Eebecca, 241-257 

Van Doom 
Frank, 229 

Van Poole 

Dorothea E., 280 
James, 280 
Joseph M., 280 


Wm., 29 

Abigail, 274-289-298 

Joseph, 289 

Bessie, 323 

Anna, 187 


Martha E., 265 

Grace, 213 


Abigail H., 232 
David F., 232 
Emily C, 232 
Julia A., 232 
Joseph W., 232 
Marietta, 232 
Thomas, 232 


Charles, 218 


Samuel C, 236 
Sarah, 236 


Jeremiah, 22 
Martha, 22 
Thomas, 28 


Almon J., 286 
Harvey L., 286 
James A., 286 
John A., 281-286 
Lew (Gen.), 216 
Lillian A., 286 
Eobert, 282 


Deborah, 151 
Martha, 132-140 
Thomas, 132 


Alfred D., 200 
Edmund H., 200 
Elizabeth, 257 


Edgar B., 190 
Edith, 191-200 
Elsie W., 307 
Edmund T., 191 
Edmund K., 257 
Jos. W., 190 
Joanna, 35 
Lydia A., 11 
Frederick L., 257 
Foster G., 191 
Hattie A., 190 
Hugh M., 190-200 
Henry C, 257 
Hugh T., 190 
Lydia, 257 
Leslie G., 200 
Lawrence T., 200 
Lyman E., 200 
Paul C, 257 
Sarah A., 190 

Sabra, 137 


Mary L., 284 


Evelyn D., 192 
Geo. C, 192 


(Gen.), 111-128 


Samuel, 98-99 

Abbie E., 300 


Bernice A., 305 
Elfleda M., 305 
Frelon M., 305 
Fred L., 294-305 
Fred L., Jr., 305 
James H., 134 
Leah, 217 
Peter W., 217 
Myrtie W., 134 
Theda O., 134 

Alice C. 189 

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Bertha C, 189 

Charles M., 189 

Geo. C, 189 

Geo. T., 178-189 

Geo. S., 189 

Harry T., 189 

John O., 189 

Nellie T., 189 

Sarah L., 189 

Bertha, 205 

Clifford, 205 

Charles, 205 

Percy, 205 

Samuel, 168 

Winnie, 205 

Benjamin F., 266 

Benjamin H., 266 

Edna J., 266 

Frances I., 266 

Anna M., 218 

Albert, 153 

(Capt.), 271 

Frank E., 310-311 

Hannah, 101-169 

John, 169 

Mary, 101 

Nellie M., 196 

Pauline K., 311 

Nathan, 101 

Reuben, 101 

Stephen, 101-102 

Susannah, 8-101-102- 

William C, 153 

Henry, 31-32-35 

Clara B., 203 

Eliz, 191 

Edward C, 307 

Homer H., 307 

Gladys A., 307 

Geo. M.. 306 


Lorrain T., 180 

Mildred L., 307 

Merrill P., 306 

Nancy, 229 

Stephen E., 299-306 

Mary L., 191 
Welch, 283 

J., 240 

Julia, 136 

Jennie M., 263 

Alfred G., 184 

Ethel I., 233 

(Gov.), 41-91 

Humking, 41 

Aaron, 209-215 

Virginia A., 215 

Benjamin, 84 

Charles, 213 

Jonathan, 222 

John, 41 

Georgianna, 250 
Wheeler, 224 

Bert G., 315 

Dodridge, 228 

Mary J., 71-275-307 

William, 170 

Andrew C, 139 

Bertha M., 139 

Eugene W., 139 

Frank, 139 

PeteT, 132-139 

Ann, 160 

Elizabeth, 8-86-145- 

Ichabod, 145-168 

Jane, 8-10-86-145-158- 

Margaret A., 10 

Margaret, 159 


Nancy, 159 

Oriette, 160-162 

Pitts W., 8-81-160 

Polly, 158 

Sally, 10-160 

Samuel, 158 

Alvira, 308 

Almira, 308 

Charles A., 308-309 

Frank S., 308 

Francis, 308 

LaFayette, 308 

Marcus, 308 

Pamelia, 175 

Sylvanus, 11-308 

William, 274-275-307 
Wliittier, 286 

Alvira, 11-308 

Almira, 308 

Charles F., 

Charles A., 308-309 

Charles S., 309 

Donna F., 311 

Eddie S. C, 311 

Francis, 308 

Frank S., 308 

Frederick L., 309 

Joseph T., 311 

LaFayette, 308 

Marcus, 308 

Minnie, 311 

Ruth J., 311-313 

Sylvanus, 308 

oiive M., 311 

Chester L., 282 

Frank C, 282 

Chester L., 315 

Goulding, 315 

James E., 315 

J. W., 312 

Robert L., 312 

Nathaniel, 8-145-158-159 Spofford, 315 


The Descendants of 


Geo. W., 301 

Arzelia, 283 

(Col.), 176-208 

W. W., 283 

Joseph, 207 

Mary, 211 

Nellie, 181 

Richard, 30 

Thomas, 51 

Bradstreet, 237 

Angle J., 265 

Paul, 285 

Willie E., 285 

Nettie, 203 

Austin, 323 

Agnes A., 320-323 

Bert, 320-323 

Chester, 320 

Carlton C, 320 

Dorothy, 323 

Earl, 320-323 

Glen, 323 

Jessie, 323 

Julia, 259 

Leroy, 320 

Elizabeth, 18 

Betsey, 279 

The Conqueror, 179 

Fannie, 200 

Henry 132 

John (Mrs.) 318 

William, 51 

Bertha M., 136 

William. 136 


Sarah L., 275-309 

Annis, 278 

Clarissa, 278 

Dana, 304 

Frances E., 176 

Jolin, 278 

Polyette, 195 

Eva, 185 

Ephraim, 93 

Mary, 155 

Sarah M., 157 

(Rev.), 278 

Anna E., 325 

Blanch M., 325 

Clara E., 325 

David, 321 

Ethel M., 322 

Ella E., 324 

Ethel E., 325 

Elizabeth, 317 

Flora E., 321-325 

Flossie E., 324 

Inez E., 324 

Helen V., 325 

Henry L., 318-321-324 

Henry L., 324 

Horace D., 324 

Ira F., 322 

Issac N., 321 

Jennie I., 321 

John, 318 

John B., 318-321-325 

John M., 318-321-324 

Kermit O., 325 

Lizzie M., 187 

Leonard H., 325 

Leroy G., 324 

Lillian L., 324 

Mary L., 190 

Lucy M., 325 

Lista v., 324 

May M., 324 
Marion E., 324 
Olivia L., 258 
Orville W., 322 
Mabel E., 321-326 
Milton M., 321 
Nellie B., 321 
Nellie V., 325 
Pearl T., 322 
Roy B., 322 
Sarah E., 317 
Theodore J., 322 
Vida E., 324 
Walter S., 321 
Wendell W., 322 


Jennie, 144 

Dorothy, 86 


Silvia, 200 

Julia, 260 


Eleazor, 273 
Geo. M., 173 


Chase, 280 


Abiel H., 213 
Charles S., 214 
Fred S., 214 
Frank H., 214 
Geo. B., 229 
Jessie, 259 
Lawrence T., 316 

Edna, 134 


Eugene S., 284 
RoUin E., 284 


Elmer C, 304 
Hannah, 234 
Leigh, 304 
Louis, 304 
Winthrop, 175