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DORCHESTER f^AimiLV CHRONICLES 

TABLE OF CONTENTS 

Title Page 

Foreword 2 

Acknowledgements 3 

Heraldry 4 

Ancestral Charts 5 

Family Chronicles 13 

Family Unit Charts 

Direct Ancestor Charts 55 

Related Family Charts 67 

Memorabilia 89 

APPENDIX: 

Index of Names 



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FOREWORD 

This document includes ancestral family charts and a chronological 
listing of events in the lives of eight generations of the Dorchester family 
as gleaned from existing records. It starts with Patricia (Maskrey) 
Swansons earliest known direct Dorchester ancestor Anthony (1619-1683) and 
continues through his son James Sr. (1645-1732), through his son James Jr. 
(1685-?), through his son Stephen (1719-1808), through his son Alexander 
(1760-1823), through his son Hooker (1788-1834), and through his son Andrew 
J. (1827-1904) to his daughter and Patricia's grandmother Jacqueline 
(Dorchester) Maskrey, Newton, Pettit (1879-1955). 



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ACKNOWLEPGI 



The contents of this document represent the results of several years of 
sporadic genealogical research. The search has been made more enjoyable and 
the results more comprehensive by the cooperation and contributions of 
various individuals who share our interest in Dorchester family history. The 
contributions of the following individuals are gratefully acknowledged: 

Clara Graham of Watertown, New York 

Alda B. Kendell of Bellevue, Iowa 

Carol Sielck of Placentia, California 

John Sielck of Los Angeles, California 

Andrew J. Dorchester, Jr. of Homeland, California 

Janice (Potter) Dorchester of Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts 

Anna Belle Wacker of Bellevue, Iowa 

We have also taken advantage of many vital statistics and genealogical 
record files from a variety of sources. The compilation of these charts and 
chronicles would not have been possible without the information made availabe 
by the following organizations: 

The L.D.S. Family History Library at Salt Lake City, Utah 

National Archives, Washington, D.C. 

County Court Houses and Public Libraries at: 

Fort Wayne, Indiana 

Des Moines, Iowa 

Bellevue, Iowa 

Sabula, Iowa 

Maquoketa, Iowa 

Watertown, New York 
Genealogical Societies at: 

Watertown, New York 

Maquoketa, Iowa 

Des Moines, Iowa 

ADDITIONAL SOURCES OF INFORMATION: 

1) Federal and state census records. 

2) "Ancient Windsor, Connecticut' by Stiles. 

3) 'Genealogical Dictionary of New England' by Savage 

4) 'The First Century of Springfield' by Henry M. Burt 

5) "History of Palmer, Mass." by Temple 

6) "Families of Ancient New Haven* by Jacobus 

7) 'Early marriages of Springfield, Mass.* 

8) "Births, Deaths and Marriages of Hartford, Windsor and Fairfield" 
9 "Springfield Families' by Thomas B. Warren 

10) 'Pioneers of Utica, New York" by M. M. Bagg 

11) Congregational Church Records, Farmington, Conn. 

12) "Connecticut in the Revolution" 

13) Daughters of the Revolution Lineage Books 

14) New Haven, Connecticut Times Newspaper Genealogical Section 

15) Boston Transcript Genealogical Reports 

16) "Springfield, Mass. History 1636-1886" by Green 



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File G12-7 

HERALDRY 

About the time of the First Crusade (1100 A.D.), the practice became 
established in western Europe for knights to include certain depictions on their 
shields to identify themselves. Since they were completely encased in metal 
armor they could not otherwise be recognized in battle. This was the origin of 
coats-of-arms, and soon the custom became established for each depiction to be 
borne exclusively by members of a single family and their direct descendants. 

Later in The British Isles the right to bear an inherited coat-of-arms 
became an honor and privilege issued and controlled by the reigning monarch. 
This activity was conducted under the supervision of the Earl Marshall as head 
of the College of Arms whose job it was to establish procedures for ensuring the 
uniqueness of each design, identify the individuals entitled to their use and 
prevent their use by those not so entitled. Once the coat-of-arms has been 
granted to an individual, the right to its use descends to all lineal male 
descendants of that surname forever. It is irrelevant whether or not the 
individual is a British subject, where he lives and whether or not intermediate 
generations have availed themselves of the privilege. 

Several coats-of-arms have been used by different Dorchester families over 
the years, however none of the coats-of-arms associated with that name have been 
confirmed as applicable to our Dorchester family. While the one selected for 
the cover of this document is typical of Dorchester coats of arms, it is there 
for decorative purposes only and is not intended to imply that our Dorchester 
family has any official permission for its use or authorization to employ it on 
our shields as we embark on modern day crusades. As coats-of-arms go, this one 
was created rather recently. It was created 21 August 1786 when Guy Carleton of 
the county of Oxford was named Lord Dorchester, Baron of Dorchester, Knight of 
the Bath, Governor of the Provinces of Canada, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick 
and General of His Majesties Forces in North America. The family motto: 

Quondam his vicimus armis" translates into English as: "Formerly we conquered 
by these arms.'' This motto while paying tribute to past military prowess seems 
to imply a certain loss of enthusiasm for military solutions to future disputes. 
Or does the motto imply that we are now prepared to employ other tactics perhaps 
through the use of newer, more effective armaments? 



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File No. G-6 






Date 1 Jul 1995 
THE DORCHESTER 1= AM I l_ V C H RON I C L_ E S 

CA1200 FAMILY ORIGIN- DORCHESTER is a relatively common place-name but it is a 
relatively rare family-name. Family folklore is that the Dorchester Family 
came from the town of Dorchester in Dorsetshire, England; which is probably 
true if we could trace our lineage all the way back to the original Mr. 
Dorchester. "Dorchester" became a family name during the 12th and 13th 
centuries when the adoption of surnames was extended from the nobility to 
commoners. At that time, most English people adopted family names 
identifying themselves by their occupation or place of origin. Our original 
Dorchester patriarch was probably called (for example) "John de Dorchestre" 
or "John of Dorchester", with the "of" or "de" part being dropped as the use 
of surnames became common practice. While the name of Dorchester might well 
have been adopted by someone who had left the immmediate vicinity of the town 
of Dorchester, it is unlikely that any actual residents of Dorchester would 
have selected "Dorchester" as a surname. Being identified as "John of 
Dorchester" while living in the town of Dorchester would seeem to serve no 
useful purpose. The existance of an entire town of Dorchesters would have 
been most unwieldly. Since Dorchester was a small town and extended travel 
was not common in those days, the number of people who would have selected 
"Dorchester" as a surname was limited. Hence, the number of people carrying 
that name today is similarly limited. 

However, it is established that the "Dorchester" families originated in 
the shires of south and west England. Agatha de Dorchestre and Richard de 
Dorkcestre are both listed in Oxfordshire records as early as 1273. Thomas 
de Dorchestre and John Dorchestre were living in county Somerset at the 
beginning of the reign of King Edward III (1327). By the late 1500s and 
early 1600s, numerous Dorchesters were listed in the parishes of Devonshire, 
London/Middlesex and Wiltshire. 

According to "A Ramble Among Surnames'" by Rev. J. W. Daniel, the city of 
Dorchester was originally settled by Celts and was called "Durotnges* 
meaning dwellers by the water. Dur is a Celtic word meaning water. 

CA1620 ANTHONY'S BIRTH- Anthony Dorchester, the patriarch of most American 

Dorchesters and seventh great-grandfather of Patricia (Maskrey) Swanson was 
born in England. The exact date, place and name of Anthony's parents are 
unknown. However, he arrived in America at approximately the same time and 
associated with other immigrants from the western part of England (Wiltshire, 
Somerset, Dorset and Devon). Since this is also the area where the town of 
Dorchester is located and the area where most of the English Dorchester 
families live, it is assumed that Anthony came from this general area. 

Alternatively, Anthony may have been the son of Anthonie and Agnes 
Dorchester who were married in Lambourn, Berkshire, England on 15 August 
1566. This conjecture, however, is based purely upon the similarity of first 
names . 

CA1622 SARAH'S BIRTH- Sarah , the first wife of Anthony Dorchester, and Patricia 
(Maskrey) Swanson's seventh great-grandmother, was born probably in England. 
The exact date, place and name of her parents are unknown. 



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1635-1640 WINDSOR, CT. - Anthony Dorchester arrived in Windsor, Connecticut from 
England in the 1635-1640 time period, one of the early settlers there. 
The town of Windsor, Connecticut was first settled by Puritans from 
Devonshire, Dorsetshire and Somersetshire England. One hundred forty 
passengers set sail from Plymouth, England on 20 March 1630 aboard the ship 
"Mary and John". They landed at Nantasket Beach, Massachusetts on 30 May 
1630 and established a temporary settlement at Mattapan which they named 
"Dorchester" in honor of the English town from which their leader and pastor 
Rev. Warham originated. 

In 1635 and 1636 most of these pilgrims left Dorchester with Pastor Warham 
and resettled in the place now called Windsor, Connecticut. There they 
established a government by theocracy (i.e. Rule-of-God) whereby the official 
church was also the source of local government. Residents were admitted only 
upon approval of the church and only church members were entitled to the 
privileges of freemen and entitled to vote. 

It isn't clear at what point Anthony Dorchester joined the Windsor 
contingent. His name doesn't appear on the passenger list of the "Mary and 
John" so he must have arrived from England aboard one of the other ships 
making that voyage in the 1630's. 

CA1642 ANTHONY'S 1ST MARRIAGE- Anthony and Sarah were married, probably in 

Windsor, Conn. Exact date unknown. Children born of this marriage include: 
John B. (1644-1671), James (1645-1732) and Mary (CA1648-?). 

1645 JAMES' BIRTH- James (Sr.), the second child of Anthony and Sarah 

Dorchester and sixth great-grandfather of Patricia Swanson was born at 
Windsor, Connecticut in 1645. 

12 MAY 1649 WINDSOR DEED- The Windsor, Connecticut volume of deeds contains the 
following entry: 

An agreement betwixt Mr. John Wareham, Bray Rosseter, and Anthony 
Dorchester, all of Windsor, concerning the fencing of there homelotts: 

Imp: Its agreed with Mutuall Consent that Mr. Wareham shall fence the 
south side of his homelott as his p'ticular fence, and to maynteyne forever. 
Anthony Dorchester to sett upp and maynteyne forever, the south side of his 
homelott, as his p'ticular fence, and to maynteyne forever at each there pper 
charges. And the sd Bray Rosseter is to repay to Mr. Warehamm the 
consideration formerly received for the maynetenace of the outsyde fence viz. 
forty sixe rodd and halfe. And the sd Anthony Dorchester is to resigne, the 
whole of the land received of the sd Bray Rosseter out of his homelott into 
the propriety of the sd Bray Rosseter agayne,. 

In wittnese to all the foresd promises, wee have subscribed our hands this 
present May the twelfth, Anno Domini 1649 in the presence and wittnes of: 
William Gaylord, William Phelps and Benjamin Nuberry 

Note: There is no record of the date Anthony Dorchester acquired this lot. 

1649 WINDSOR PROPERTY- The "History of Ancient Windsor" by Henry R. Stiles 
states: "Dorchester, Anthony was in residence at what was originally Wm . 
Phelps lot, the first lot north of Bray Rossiter's, which he bought 
(probably) from Benjamin Newberry, who bought it from Phelps in 1642. 
Dorchester sold this property in 1649 to Robert Howard; soon afterward left 
town and disappeared." 

SUMMER 1649 WINDSOR PROPERTY- The Windsor, Conn. Volume of Deeds records the 
sale by Anthony Dorchester to Robert Howard of: 

"his homelott and orchard with an addition in the common to the west end 
all three acres and halfe more or less as it lyes bounded by the mill highway 
west; a highway east & the land of Bray Rosseter south as allso two acres and 






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halfe more or less adjoining on the north syde of the same bounded by the 
land of John Wareham east and north and allso fifteene acres in the woods, in 
breadth twenty rodd in length sixe score bounded by the land of Job Drake 
North , by the land of John Drake south.'' 

SUMMER 1649 MOVE TO SPRINGFIELD- The Anthony Dorchester family moved from 
Windsor, Connecticut to Springfield, Massachusetts. 

JULY 1649 SARAH'S ILLNESS- The Pynchon Account Book at Springfield, Mass. 
included the following entry: 

"to Anthony Dorchester July 1649, 5 pills a vomit & 5 pills more 1 plaister." 
Note: This medicine, presumeably for the recovery of his wife's health, 
proved ineffective as evidenced by the following entry. 

8 NOV 1649 SARAH'S DEATH- The Springfield, Mass. Volume of Births, Marriages 
and Deaths includes the following entry: 

"Sarah Dolchester wife of Anthony Dolchester dyed ye 8th day and was 
buried: the 9th of ye 9 Mon:-1649." 

Note: Since each year started on the 1st of March during this period, the 
9th month would have been November. 

CA1650 SPRINGFIELD PROPERTY- In the "Book of Possessions" in the City Clerk ' s 

Office at Springfield, Mass. are entered the lands of "Antonie Dorchester" as 
follows : 

"Antony Dorchester is possessed of an house lott by purchase from 
Griffith Jones. Viz: fower acres more or less, breadth 8 rod, length 80 rod 
bounded North by Jonathan Tayler, South by Rice Bedortha. 

Alsoe a wood lott & wett meddow Six acres more or less, breadth 8 rod, 
length extending from the Brooke East, 120 rod, bounded North by John 
Matthewss, South by Rice Bedortha 

More bought of Hugh Parsons over the river in the neck Two acres more or 
less, breadth 4 rod, length extending from the river west 80 rod, bounded 
North by John Matthews, South by John Lumbard. 

Alsoe bought of Nathaniell Bliss over Agawam river in the 2nd division, 
ffive acres more or less, breadth 10 rod, length 80 rod, from ye way by the 
grt river west, bounded North by a 3 corner peice lying next to Agawam river, 
South by George Laughton." 

On January 5, 1652, he also bought the home-lot of Rice Bedortha 
adjoining his own homestead on the south, being of the same width as his own 
lot and extending west to the "Great River" At the same time he purchased a 
tract of six acres of meadow and wood land directly east of the homestead. 

Also by grant from the plantation and by purchase from several persons, 
he bacame possessed of a number of pieces of land in various parts of the 
town . 

2 JAN 1650 ANTHONY'S 2ND MARRIAGE- The death of his wife Sarah left Anthony 
without a mother for his young children. The Hartford Conn. "Book of 
Distributions" indicate that this problem was solved by: 

"Antony Dorchester was maryed to Martha Kicherell the second of Janeuary 
one thousand six hundered & fifty." 

Martha (Chapman) (1630-1652) was the widow of John Kicherell. Following 
Anthony and Martha's marriage, Martha brought her children (Samuel and 
Martha) with them and they made their home in Springfield, Mass. Children 
born of this marriage include: Benjamin (1651-1676), Sarah (1653-?) and 
Hester (or Esther) (1656-1662). 



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CA 1650 WITCHCRAFT- Religion played an important part in the lives of the New 
England colonists. The works of the Lord were very real to them. No less 
real were the works of the devil. Certain men and women, it was believed, 
joined in league with familiar spirits, entering into secret compacts with 
them, and for the price of their souls secured for a time a diabolical 
control over the laws of nature. These persons were called witches. In 
colonial Springfield, unexplainable , unfortunate happenings were attributed 
to the town witches Hugh Parsons and his wife Mary. The Parsons' unfriendly 
and antisocial behavior made them obvious targets for periodic witch hunts. 

Anthony Dorchester, played a role in the following witchcraft incident as 
recorded in Green's "History of the Town and City of Springfield, Mass. 
1636-1886" : 

"Anthony Dorchester, employed by Parsons, had a one-fourth interest in a 
cow which when killed was divided, his employer owning another one-fourth. 
Both wanted the tongue of the animal, but it fell to Dorchester, and 
subsequently when cooking it , it mysteriously disappeared from the pot. It 
was the work of a witch of course." 

After a series of unexplainable incidents, the Parsons were charged with 
witchcraft and tried by a jury in Boston. Mrs. Parsons, (who was apparently 
mentally deranged by this time) pleaded guilty to the murder of their child. 
The jury found her guilty of murder but innocent of witchcraft. The General 
Court confirmed the verdict and she was sentenced to be hanged. However, by 
this time she was in poor health and died of natural causes before the 
sentence could be carried out. The witchcraft trial of Hugh Parsons ended in 
conviction but the General Court refused to confirm the verdict so he escaped 
execution. Following his trial, Hugh Parsons left Boston and probably 
Massachusetts, and was never seen in Springfield again. 

22 JAN 1651 SPRINGFIELD GRANT- Anthony Dorchester was granted 4 acres 'on 

Pacowsick beginning at ye lower end' according to Springfield, Mass. records 
including "The names of such as have medow granted ym." 

9 JUN 1651 STEPSON'S DEATH- ' Samu ell Kitchwell sonninlaw to Anthoney Dorchester 

dyed & was Buried the 9 day of ye " 4" mon 1651". Note: Samuel Kitchwell (or 
Kitcherall) was Martha's son and therefore Anthony's stepson. It is assumed 
that common useage at the time was to extend the "in-law" terminology to 
include step relatives. 

25 DEC 1651 SPRINGFIELD GRAMT- Springf ield , Mass. records state: "There is 

granted to Anth. Dorchester a p'sell of planting land over ye greate river at 
ye lower end of Chikkuppy plaine on this side of the 60 acres for the 
ministry, adjoyning to ye brooke of about 8 acres wch he is to get measured 
and record the quantity, be it more or less." 

5 JAN 1652 LAND PURCHASE- Anthony Dorchester bought the home lot of Rice 

Bedortha adjoining his own homestead on the south, being of the same width as 
his own lot and extending west to the "Great River". At the same time he 
purchased a tract of six acres of meadow and wood land directly east of the 
homestead. Also by grant of the plantation and by purchase from several 
persons, he became possessed of a number of pieces of land in various parts 
of the town. 

10 FEB 1652 MILL RECORDS- Anthony Dorchester engaged in the trade of milling as 
evidenced by the following entry in the Springfield, Mass. Pynchon account 
records: "Feb. 10th, 1652. My Brothr Holyoke & I agreed with Anthony 
Dorchester for ye tole of ye Mill for a yeare namely, from ye 5th of Jan last 
to ye 5th of Jan next, wch will be Ano 1653. He is to allow us Thirteene 
Pounds, for our share of ye tole of ye Mill, ye wch Thirteene Pounds he is to 
pay us, in such Corne as he grinds: quarterly he is to pay it: he is to 
maintaine all Coggs & Rounds fit for grinding & to leave ye Mill in as good 
repaire as he finds it at ye years end: This Thirteene Pound he is to pay vs 



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in relation to what Come ye Plantation grinds: what come I may grind into 

meale to send out of Towne he is to allow us halfe ye tole of yt besides, & 

so Hee to have halfe ye pfit of such come according as I may agree wth him 

for grinding it : " 
1 NOV 1653 FENCE VIEWING- At a Springfield, Mass. town meeting, Anthony 

Dorchester was chosen viewer of fences from the meeting house downward for 

the ensuing year. 
8 FEB 1654 LAND GRANT- Anthon y Dorchester was granted 3 Acres of land in 

Springfield, Mass. 

21 NOV 1654 FENCE PERHIT- Anthony Dorchester was granted permission to 
construct a fence on his property. 

13 FEB 1656 LAND GRANT- At Springfield, Mass. "There was granted unto Anto. 

Dorchester 10 Acars of upland on the southwest side of Chichepee plaine 

beginninge att the litle spring and soe to run south east till it make up 10 

acars provided hee continue 5 yrs (in town)." 
18 AUG 1656 SARAH'S BIRTH- Sarah Parsons, future wife of James Dorchester Sr. 

and sixth great-grandmother of Patricia Swanson was born at Springfield, 

Mass. to Benjamin and Sarah (Vore) Parsons. 
NOV 1656 FENCE VIEWING- Anthony Dorchester was again chosen as fence viewer at 

Springfield . 
3 NOV 1657 CONSTABLE- Anthony Dorchester was chosen Deputy to Constable Sam 

Marshfield at Springfield, Mass. 
7 OCT 1659 HOUSEHOLD PURCHASES- The Pynchon Account boohs at Springfield City 

Library include: 

"Oct 7. 59. G. (presumedly standing for "Goodwoman") Dorchester for her 

daughter, took of me 11 yds. of haire coff Tammy at 3 shillings 10 pence p yd 

is 42 shillings 2 pence, 5 yds of lace 2 shillings 6 pence, 1 pr stocken 4 

shillings, 1 Iron skillet 6 shillings 6 pence all is 2 pounds, 15 shillings. 

For paymt whereoff shee will sell her daughters heifer to pay me, or else I 

shall have ye heifer" 
1 DEC 1659 STEP-DAUGHTER'S HARRIAGE- Martha Kicherell (Anthony Dorchester's 

step-daughter) married Abel Wright of Springfield. 
23 DEC 1659 CHURCH PEW ASSIGNHENT- Anthony Dorchester was assigned the third 

seat in the meeting house. 
1661 MOVE TO SPRINGFIELD- Sprinqf ield , Mass. records indicate that James 

Dorchester arrived there this year (presumedly from Windsor, Conn.). 

22 FEB 1661 FREEMAN'S OATH- Anthony Dorchester took the freeman's oath before 
Captain John Pynchon and Elizur Holyoke. 

FEB 1662 FENCE VIEWER- Anthony Dorchester was again chosen fence viewer at 

Springfield, Mass. 
FEB 1662 APPRAISER- At a meeting of Springfield, Mass. Selectmen: "Anthony 

Dorchester, Johath. Burt & John Clarke, are chosen prizers to prize ye living 
stock of ye plantation for making ye Rates of the Towne, the yeere, ensueing. 
Ye estimates whereoff they are speedyly to bring in to ye Selectmen.* 
Note: In this case, "prize" appears to mean "appraise". 

23 FEB 1662 CHURCH PEW ASSIGNHENT- Anthony Dorchester was assigned to the third 
seat in the meeting house. John Dorchester was assigned to "ye South side 
below ye Pillars" and James Dorchester was assigned to "ye seate in ye 
'Gallery wch faces agt ye minister". 

17 DEC 1662 MARTHA'S DEATH- Martha (Kicherell) Dorchester, second wife of 
Anthony Dorchester died in Springfield, Mass. at the age of 32. 

8 MAY 1663 FREEMEN- As the principal magistrate of the Springfield, Mass. 

plantation, Captain Pynchon kept a record of the cases tried before him and 
in this book are entered "The names of the freemen in Springfield this prsent 
8th of May 1663" On this list of twenty-six names, the next to the last is 
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1663/64 ANTHONY'S 3RD MARRIAGE- Anthony Dorchester married his third wife, 

Elizabeth (1607-1699), widow of John Harmon. Elizabeth brought her children 
John, Samuel and Joseph Harmon to the Dorchester household. No children were 
born of the Anthony /Elizabeth aarriage. 
FEB 1664 TOWMSHEN- The Springfield, Mass. town records includes "a Record or 

List of ye Names of the Townesaen, or men of this Towne of Springfield that 
is to Say, of the Allowed & admitted Inhabitants who they are this present 
ffebr: 1664/." In this list of 74 names Anthony Dorchester is the 60th. 
27 SEP 1664 SURVEYORS- Anthony Dorchester and Rice Bedortha served as Surveyors 
of Highways for Springfield, Mass. and appeared before the County Court "for 
neglecting their work in the Season allotted by their Town Order whereby the 
wayes were very bad & dangerous: Therefore they are by this Corte fynd 5 
Shillings apeece." 
DEC 1664 LAND GRANT- Springf ield , Mass. Town Records state: 

"December 64 Upon the request of Anthony Dorchester there is grannted 
to his own & to his Wives Sons: 

To John Dorchester thirty acres 
To James Dorchester thirty acres 
To John Harman thirty acres 
To Samuell Harman thirty acres 
To Joseph Harman thirty acres 

Note: On the margin against the above is: "These 5 psons doe 
relinquish their right in this land resigning it up again into ye hands of ye 
Towne Janr. 1665." 
FEB 1665 SURVEYOR- Anthony Dorchester was reappointed Surveyor of Highways. 
FEB 1665 GRIST MILL- The inhabitants of Springfield, Mass. took action 
regarding : 

"the settlement of a Come Mill that shal be serviceable for a more 
comfortable supply for this Town than of late there has been." Among the 31 
people offering contributions to this effort were: 

Anthony Dorchester 12 Shillings 

John Dorchester (Son of Anthony) 2 Days work 
James Dorchester (Son of Anthony) 2 Days work 
11 APR 1665 FINES- Sprinqf ield , Mass. town records indicate: 

"There being a Towne meeting warned on ye 11th day of Aprill 1665: 
severall of ye Inhabitants came not, to answer to theire Names when called, 
who are to pay 6 pence a pee. by Towne order if there excuse were not 
Sufficient. Here follows ye names of those who not making of Sufficient 
excuses are lyable to pay 6 pence apce: viz" 

Included in the list of sixteen persons was "Anth Dorchester". 
Also, Anthony Dorchester and others were "chosen surveyors for ye 
highways for ye ensuing vizt for the countrey high ways' 
25 SEP 1666 FINES- At a session of the Springfield County Court, Anthony 

Dorchester was fined 6 shillings, 8 pence for not making a return of the 
warrants for the warning of jury men for that court. 
2 DEC 1668 CUSTOMS PROTEST- Anthony Dorchester and son John were among 62 

inhabitants of Springfield wno on "Duodecim Mens 2dus 1668" signed a petition 
"To the Right Worppll and much Honnord the Generall Corte and Counsell of the 
Massachusetts" protesting against the enactment of "a law for takeinge monyes 
as Custome for goods imported and exported into and from this Collony". 
Their efforts were unavailing , as the law was passed "Att ye second Sessions 
of the Generall Court, held at Boston, 14th of October 1668". 
7 APR 1669 CHURCH ASSIGNMENT- At a meeting of Springfield, Mass. Selectmen,: 

"Miles Morgan & Johath . Burt are ordered to sit up in ye Gallery, to give a 
check to disorders in youth & young men In tymes of Gods worship: Anthony 
Dorchester to sit on ye Guard Seate for ye like end:" 



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FEB 1670 SURVEYOR- Anthony Dorchester was reappointed Surveyor of Highways, 

MAY 1670 SUFFIELD SETTLEHENT- A petition was presented to the General Court of 
Massachusetts by 16 inhabitants of Springfield asking permission to make a 
settlement at a place now called Suffield. One of the signers to the 
petition was Anthony Dorchester 

19 AUG 1670 FENCE VIEXER- Anthony Dorchester was chosen a fence viewer for all 
fences from the meeting house down to the lower end of the long meadow at 
Springfield, Mass. 

12 OCT 1670 PREACHER'S FIREWOOD- At a meeting of Springfield, Mass. selectmen, 
it was determined that 70 loads of firewood should be provided to the 
minister, Mr. Glover, as part of his pay, the supply of which was to be 
divided among the townsmen. Anthony Dorchester was assigned to provide 4 
loads . 

DEC 1670 FERRY OPERATOR- Anthony Dorchester also operated a ferry across the 
Connecticut River as evidenced by a record of Springfield, Mass. expenses 
including 2 shillings "To Anthony Dorchester for ferrage of 2 men that went 
to lay out bounds to Westfield Southward of Worro: River.* 

FEB 1671 SELECTMAN- Anthony Dorchester was chosen a member of the Springfield, 
Mass. Board of Selectmen 

12 FEB 1671 FENCE VIEWER- At Springfield, Mass. "at a meeting of ye selectmen, 
all of ym prsent , Anthony Dorchester was chossen with others viewers of 
fences for ye yeere ensueing". 

5 APR 1671 WOLF KILL- 'John Harmon and James Dorchester killed one wolf and 
Goodman Thomas cut off his ears." 

FEB 1672 QUALIFIED VOTER- Anthony Dorchester's name appears in a Springfield, 

Mass. list "of ye Names of the prsent Inhabitants of the Towne of Springfield 
who acccording to ye provisions & tearmes of a late law of the Countrey made 
have ye priviledge of voting in Town affaires &c Whose Names by ye Towne Ordr 
in ye former page were to be enterd in this booke." 

FEB 1672 INDIAN CHALLENGE- The inhabitants of Springfield, Mass. were disturbed 
because the Indians: "doth challeng the tymber of ye Cedar swamps at 
Manchconis as also ye Meddowes on ye Mill River together wth the uplands 
there about as farr as Chickuppe River: And Wequagan laying clayme to all the 
lands uplands and Meddowes ".... "downewards as farr as f fresh water River. 
The Towne doth now Order that ye Worppll . Major Pynchon together wth Elizur 
Holyoke Quartrmr. Colton Ens: Coley Samll Marshfeild and Anthony Dorchester 
shall have full power to treate wth ye said Indians both to examine what 
lands they challenge as theirs and what they own or can be prooved to be 
ours, & to make purchase of what they judge needfull for the Town." 

16 AUG 1672 PREACHER'S HOHE- At a Springfield, Mass. town meeting: "Anthony 

Dorchester and Miles Morgan are chosen a Committee to take care and Order for 
fynishing Mr. Glovers house: vizt for ye doing what ye town is to doe. These 
2 men are to repaire to ye Select Men who are to levy a rate on ye estate of 
the Plantation for enabling them to ye worke." 

20 AUG 1672 LAND GRANDT- At a meeting of Springfield selectmen, Anthony 

Dorchester was granted "20 acres of land of & about ye dingle agt his land 
at Cowseek Brook' 

Also, "Granted to John Dorchester the rest of Meddow where Cornel. W. had 
some granted him. " 

Also "Granted to Anth . Dorchester what land is yet undisposed of in ye 
further meddow over Agawam to ye quantity of 2 or 3 acres laying at ye south 
end of his own land." 
23 FEB 1673 CHURCH PEW ASSIGNMENT- Anthony was assigned a seat in the meeting 
house on the south side of ye gallery. 









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31 MAR 1674 FERRY AUTHORIZATION- ' At t the County Corte holden at Northampton 
March ye 31st 1674: It being presented to this Corte that ye town of 
Springfield desires that a fferry may be setled there for passage over ye 
River Connecticutt as beinge necessary & very usefull for Towe & Countrey, 
likewise Anthony Dorchester desireing Liberty to Keepe a fferry there at 
Springfield vizt below the mouth of Agawam River, The Corte doth grannt both 
the sd Town desire & Anthony Dorchesters request: And he hath Liberty 
grannted to keep a fferry below Agawam River $ he is to carry persons over 
Connecticutt River at Eight pence horse & man & persons without horse at 2 
pence a person & for Troopers that pass over the river to Trooping exercises 
he is to carry them at three pence man & horse: And for passage over Agawam 
River only three pence man & horse." 

15 APR 1674 NEW MEETING HOUSE- Anthony Dorchester was among 5 persons nominated 
to supervise the construction of a new meeting house for Springfield, Mass. 
He was also appointed to serve on a committee to assign seating in the 
meeting house. 

29 DEC 1674 WOLF BOUNTY- At Springfield, Mass., Anthony Dorchester was awarded 
2 pounds for killing 4 wolves. 

30 MAR 1675 MILITARY DEFERMENT- ' Att ye County Corte Holden at Northampton 
March 30th 1675" 

"Anthony Dorchester of Springfield desireing freedoms from Millatary 
Exercise by Reason partly of his Lameness, & for that hee keepes a fferry at 
Springfield, his Desire is granted, & he ffurther desireing in regard of his 
liveing of ye side ye River & sometimes Persons Comeing to his house that 
cannot at all times be set over ye River &c : that therefore he may have 
liberty to Entertaine as ordinaryes doe & to sell Beere 4 Cider, this alsoe 
is Granted Him. " 

Note: At this time, Anthony was approximately 55 years old. 
FEB 1676 SELECTMAN- Anthony Dorchester was appointed a selectman at 

Springfield, Mass. 
1 MAR 1676 JAMES SR'S MARRIAGE- James Dorchester, Sr., son of Anthony and Sarah 
Dorchester, married Sarah Parsons, daughter of Benjamin and Sarah (Vore) 
Parsons. Children born of this marriage include: James (1st) (1678-1679), 
James (2nd) (1679-1681), Rebecca (1680-?), John (1682-?), James Jr. (1685-?), 
Joseph (1688-1741), Sarah (1692-1745) and Mary (1694-1775). 
JUN 1676 SELECTMAN- Anthony Dorchester was chosen a member of the Springfield, 

Mass. Board of Selectmen. He was elected to replace John Keepe who was killed 
by the Indians near the Pecowsic on the 26th of March 1676. This was five 
months after Springfield was burned by the Indians. 
8 JUN 1676 SELECTMAN- At a Springfield, Mass. town meeting, "God in his 

providence having taken away John Keep by death, Anthony Dorchester was 
chosen by a cleare voat of the plantation a select man to supply that want 
for the yeere ensueing." 
25 SEP 1677 FINE- 'Att the County Corte held at Springfeild September 25th 
1677, Anthoney Dorchester of Springfeild for non appearence at Corte to 
attend as a jury man (being Chosen) was ajudged by ye Corte to pay as a 
ffine to ye Countie 6 shillings, 8 pence." 
1678 FERRY FEE- Anthony Dorchester was paid 8 shillings, 6 pence from the 

Springfield town treasury for "fetching up Jno. Gilbert and Son Expences and 
horses", also 2 shillings, 6 pence for "ferriage of horses". 
1 JAN 1678 OATH OF ALLEGIANCE- Ant hony Dorchester (along with sons John and 
James Sr.) signed an oath of allegiance to His Majesty Charles II King of 
England for men 16 years of age and up at Springfield, Mass. 
6 JAN 1678 SURVEYORS- James Dorchester Sr. and Samuel Foster were chosen 
surveyors of the highways of the town of Springfield, Mass. on their 
respective sides for this year. 



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26 JAN 1678 SEATING COMMITTEE- At Springfield, Mass., Anthony Dorchester was 
among those appointed to a committee to assign seating of persons in the new 
meeting house. Notwithstanding the generally democratic nature of the local 
government, all men were not created entirely equal in colonial America. A 
definite "pecking order" was in effect as evidenced by the assignment of pews 
in the meeting house. 

"It is ordered that the Select men & Deacon or Deacons shall from tyme to 
tyme seate psons in the Meeting House eyther higher or lower according as in 
their sound discretion they shall judge most meete." 

30 MAR 1680 LIQUOR LICENSE- Northampton Co. Court Records state: 

"Anthony Dorchester of Springfd. desireing to have his lycence of selling 
liq's. & strong drinke & not to bo Culpable of ye law whiche this Corte 
Granted him for ye yeare Ensueing." This license was renewed 29 Mar 1681. 

7 FEB 1681 SURVEYOR- At Springfield, Mass., James Dorchester was appointed 
"surveyor for high wayes". 

13 FEB 1681 TITHINGMAN- James Dorchester was appointed tithingman at 
Springfield, Mass. 

12 MAR 1681 FINES- Anthony Dorchester was among 22 Springfield, Mass. 

inhabitants who owed fines to the town of Springfield. At a town meeting it 
was decided that the fines collected from these people should be credited to 
the unpaid tax account of Widow Beamons. 

27 SEP 1681 MILITARY DEFERMENT- " Att a Couontie Corte holden at Springfd. 
Septr. 27: 1681.' 

"Anthoney Dorchester desireing to be freed from Military Traynings is 

discharged from those Exercises by this Corte". Note: Anthony Dorchester was 

over 60 years of age at this time. 
6 FEB 1682 FERRY FEES- The town of Springfield, Mass. paid 2 shillings, 6 pence 

to Anthony Dorchester for "fetching up John Gilbert and Son and for ferriage 

of horses . 
12 MAR 1682 FINES- Anthony Dorchester (among others) was fined 6 pence by the 

Springfield, Mass. Selectmen for not attending a -town meeting. 

28 AUG 1683 ANTHONY'S DEATH- Anthony Dorchester died at Springfield, Hampden 
Co . , Mass . 

25 SEP 1683 ANTHONY'S ESTATE- "Att a Countie Corte holden at Springfd. Septr. 

25: 1683 John Dorchester prsented to this Corte ye Inventory of ye Estate of 
his father Anthoney Dochester of Springfeild late deceased who dyed intestate 
and he made Oath that it was to ye best of his knowledge a true Inventory of 
his fathers Estate & yt if more doe appeare he wil readiely discover it, this 
Corte doe grant power of adminestration upon ye Estate to John Dochester & 
James Dochester the Sons of the decesased & ye full Setlement of Ye Estate 
this Corte Respitts to ye next Countie Corte.' 

An inventory of Anthony Dorchester's estate included: 

Real Estate: 

12 Acres of "bauggy" meadow 

House lot, 15 acres 

40 acres of land by "Dirty Gutter" 

10 acres of swamp 

20 acres of land 

Buildings 

Total Real Estate 

Personal Property: 

Guns and swords 

Boat and Chain 

Household goods, farming tools, live stock 
Total estate value 



24 Pounds 

22 

10 

1 

5 

80 

142 

2 

5 

129 



7 Shi llings 
278 Pounds 7 Shillings 



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30 SEP 1684 ESTATE DISPUTE- 'Att a Countie Corte hold at Springfeild Septr 30 
1684: The children of Anthony Dorchester deceased, of Springfd, who dyed 
without making a formall will vizt Sons Jno. Dorchester & James Dorchester & 
his Daughters with thire husbands, applying ymselves to this Corte, the 
daughters declareing themselves as disatisfyed, as if their Brors Jno & 
James Dorchester were not willing to deale out to them what they ought to 
have as their portions out of ye Estate of their father Dorchestr & 
alledgeing what they had to say as the grounds of their disat isf aact ion . 

This Corte did consider and weigh their diverse pleas & their 
evedences which are on file, as alsoe ye Nuncupative Will Soe pleaded doe see 
cause to determine or setle ye Estate as ffollows, first for Benjamin 
Dorchester who is ye Grandchild of sd Anthony Dorchester. This Corte doth 
determine sd Benjamin to have wt the aforesayd son viz: John & James 
Dorchester doe declare was ye mynde of ye deceasd ffather, to bestow upon his 
sd Grandchild, vizt the house & home lot On both sides of the streete of the 
Town of Springfeild aforesd On ye East side of the great River, wr on the sd 
Anthoney formrerly lived h imse 1 f -Bounded North by ye sd James Dorchesters 
Land and South by ye Land of Encrease Sixes or Widdow Sixes alsoe ye Meadow 
at PachowsucK bounded East by Samll Bliss Senrs land, and by ye Cooleys land 
on ye west & also by ye Upland belonging to it, alsoe fowr acres, more or 
less, on ye West side the greate River in the Neck, and that his Mother Sarah 
Hitchcock have ye use of the house and land till the sd Benjamine Dorchester 
Come to be of age of 21 yeares, and the determined for sd Jno & James 
Dorchester according to ye pleaded Nuncupative Will or to certaine 
expressions of sd Anthoney Dorchester to certaine neighbors before them 
discourseing about disposeing his estate viz that sd John Dochester have at 
the sd Anthoneys decease his Estate on ye West side of ye great River and 
below Agawom River , and that James Dorchester have all the other undisposed 
Estate of the sayd Anthony Dorchester, which is on ye East side of the great 
River, and one prsell of land on ye West side of the great River in ye Neck, 
the sd prsell being ten acres more or less. And for Mary the daughter of the 
deceased & wife of John Harmon they determin that the sd John & James 
Dorchester doe make an addition to what she hath already received to make her 
portion up ye sum of 40 pounds, And for Sarah the daughter of ye deceased & 
wife of Joseph Stebbins they determin ye sayd Jno and James Dorchester doe 
add to what she hath Received to make her portion the sum of 40 pounds vizt 
the sum of 14 pounds. And for his Daughter in Law Martha the Wife of Abell 
Wright, haveing heard what they have to say by way of demaund for Estate that 
sd Anthony Dorchester had with her Mother the Relict of Samll Kitcherell once 
of Hartford, doe not See Cause at prsent to allow her anything upon yt 
account . " 

2 MAY 1685 ESTATE SETTLEMENT- John Harmon of Springfield gave a receipt to John 
and James Dorchester, sons of Anthony Dorchester, for 40 Pounds, set to him 
from Anthony Dorchester's estate as his share. The receipt states that he 
was "son in law' to Anthony Dorchester. 

15 SEP 1685 JAMES, JR'S BIRTH- James Jr., the fifth child of James Sr. and 
Sarah (Parsons) Dorchester and the fifth great-grandfather of Patricia 
Swanson, was born at Springfield, Mass. 

18 SEP 1685 ESTATE Shi I LEMENT- John and James Dorchester, sons of Anthony and 
administrators of his estate, conveyed to "our beloved brother Joseph 
Stebbins of Springfeild who married our sister Sarah", eleven acres of 
woodland on the west side of the "Great River", and below Agawam River. The 
same day John Dorchester deeded to Stebbins four acres in the Neck, it being 
stated in the deed that it was part of the allowance due to said Stebbins, 
"his wife" from her father Dorchester's estate. Also on the same day, 
Stebbins signed a document wherein he acknowledged receipt from John and 



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James Dorchester of 14 pounds, which the County Court in September 1684 
ordered should be paid to him. The receipt showed that the amount was paid 
in lands, three and three-quarter acres in the Neck at 3 pounds per acre and 
eleven acres of woodland over Agawam Riverf at five shillings per acre. 

I FEB 1686 CONSTABLE- James Dorchester, Sr. was chosen constable and took the 

oath of office at Springfield, Mass. 
5 HAY 1686 LYDIA ' S BIRTH- Lydia, future wife of James Jr. Dorchester and fifth 

great-grandmother of Patricia Swanson was born in Wallingford, Conn, to 

Eliasaph and Elizabeth (Beach) Preston. 
19 DEC1690 FREEMEN- James Dorchester, Sr. (and brother John) appeared on a list 

of freemen at Springfield, Mass. 

13 MAR 1694 TITHING MEM- At Springfield, Mass., James Dorchester Sr. and others 
"were chosen tithing men for their respective precincts and sworn." 

9 MAR 1697 FENCE VIEWERS- James Dorchester and John Harmon were chosen fence 

viewers for the home lotts at Springfield, Mass. 

14 MAR 1699 FENCE VIEWERS- James Dorchester and Henry Burt were chosen viewers 
of fences on the south side of the Aguwam at Springfield, Mass. . 

16 MAY 1699 ELIZABETH'S DEATH- Elizabeth (Harmon) Dorchester third wife and 

widow of Anthony Dorchester died at Springfield, Mass. 
13 MAR 1705 SURVEYOR- James Dorchester, Sr. was chosen surveyor of the ways at 

Springfield, Mss. 
5 OCT 1705 JOHN'S DEATH- John B. Dorchester, son of Anthony Dorchester died in 

Springfield, Mass. 
19 NOV 1706 JAMES JR'S HARRIAGE- James Dorchester, Jr. married Lydia Preston 

daughter of Eliasaph and Elizabeth (Beach) Preston at Springfield, Mass. 

Children born of this marriage include: James 3rd (1707-?), John (1708-1732), 

Sarah (1711-?), Lydia (1714-?), David (1716-?), Stephen Sr. (1719-?), 

Eliaseph (1721-1748), Joseph (1725-?) and Mary (1729?). 

7 DEC 1711 WELFARE ALLOTHENT- The Springfield, Mass. Selectmen "voted to allow 

James Dorchester, Sen. for his keeping or dieting of James Osborn for the 
space of Twenty Three weekes this present yeer after the rate of Three 
Shillings and Nine Pence in town pay, Viz 4 pounds, 6 shillings, 3 pence." 

II MAR 1712 FENCE VIEWER- At Springfield, Mass., James Dorchester Jr. was 
chosen fence viewer. 

8 MAR 1715 SWINE LAW- At Springfield, Mass., James Dorchester Jr. was chosen, 

with others, to execute the law about swine. 

10 MAR 1719 SURVEYOR- At Springfield, Mass., James Dorchester Jr. was chosen 
surveyor of highways. 

7 APR 1719 STEPHEN, SR.'S BIRTH- Stephen Sr., the sixth child of James Jr. and 

Lydia (Preston) Dorchester and 4th great-grandfather of Patricia Swanson, was 
born at Springfield, Massachusetts. 

CA1720/1740 MOVE TO PALMER- Following is an excerpt from "History of Palmer, 
Massachusetts* by J. H. Temple: 

James Dorchester (Jr.) with his wife Lydia along with their sons James 
(III) and Rachael his wife, and John, his second son, came from Springfield, 
172_, and settled in the south part of the district; James (Jr.), bought 
his lot of the Gent. Claimers, but it was granted to Ebenezar Myrick, 1732, 
and known, in 1800, as the Rev. Moses Baldwinn's farm. James (III), had 
seventy acres northeast of his father's claim, but it was granted to John 
King, his assignee, by the General Court. John had one hundred acres farther 
north, as a part now known as the Sherman farm. He perished on the road 
going from Kingsfield to Springfield, Feb. 15, 1732, aged aboout 24 years. 
The General Court granted this lot to David and Robert Nevins. James (Jr.) 
and Lydia had a daughter Mary born June 18, 1729; and James (III), had three 
daughters and no son. 



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James (III) and Rachel Dorchester: 

Ch. 1, Rachel, B: July 4, 1730. 

Ch. 2, Tamer, B: Dec 18, 17321. 

Ch. 3, Phebe, B: Apr 4, 1736. 
This ends the family name of this branch. 

9 MAR 1725 CONST ABLE- At Springfield, Mass., at a general town meeting for 

election of town officers, James Dorchester Jr. and others were chosen 
Constables . 
15 MAY 1732 WELFARE ALLOTMENT- A Springfield, Mass. town meeting was convened 

to consider (among other topics) "the circumstances of James Dorchester, Sr., 
he having made application to the Selectmen that he is under Poor and Low 
Circumstances and Stands in need of Relief and to pass proper votes thereon.* 
It was thereupon 'Voted that the present Selectmen be and are hereby ordered 
to pay money out of the treasury of sd . town for the support of James 
Dorchester Sen. and his wife until the town shall otherwise order." 

10 MOV 1732 JAMES SR'S DEATH- James Dorchester, Sr., son of Anthony and Sarah 
Dorchester, died at Springfield, Mass. 

12 OCT 1733 ELIZABETH'S BIRTH- Elizabeth Gould, daughter of Thomas and Mary 
Gould and future wife of Stephen Dorchester, Sr., was born at Farmington, 
Connecticut . 

27 JUM 1740 SARAH'S DEATH- Sarah (Parsons) Dorchester, wife of James Dorchester 
Sr., died at Springfield, Mass. 

29 OCT 1754 STEPHEN'S MARRIAGE- Stephen Dorchester, Sr. married Elizabeth 
Gould, daughter of Thomas and Mary (Cruttenden) Gould at Farmington, 
Connecticut. Children born of this marriage include: Stephen Jr. (1756-1808), 
Eliaseph (1758-1823), Alexander (1760-1823), Beulah (1762-?), Elizabeth 
(1768-1770), James I. (7-1813) and Abigail (?-?). 

8 JUN 1760 ALEXANDER'S BIRTH- Alexander , son of Stephen Sr. and Elizabeth 

(Gould) Dorchester and 3rd great-grandfather of Patricia Swanson was born at 

Farmington, Connecticut. 
15 JUN 1760 ALEXANDER'S BAPTISW- Alexander , son of Sergeant Stephen Dorchester 

was baptized at the church in Farmington, Conn. 
18 JUL 1761 ANNA'S BIRTH- Anna, daughter of Ezekial and Martha Cowles and 

future wife of Alexander Dorchester, was born at Farmington in Hartford Co. 

Connecticut . 

9 NOV 1769 DEACON- Stephen Dorchester, Sr. was elected a deacon in the church 

of Farmington, Conn. 
20 MAR 1777 ALEXANDER'S REVOLUTlOtlARY WAR- Alexander Dorchester enlisted as a 

Private in the 9th Connecticut Regiment for the duration of the Revolutionary 
War. He served in Captain Edward BulKley ' s Co. in Col. Samuel Webb's 
Regiment from May 1778 thru March 1780. He was sick in the hospital in 
November 1778 and absent without leave during October 1779. He was paid 2 
pounds per month salary plus 3 pounds subsistence. The record of Col. Samuel 
Webb's Regiment is summarized below: 

COL. SAMUEL B. WEBB'S REGIMENT, 1777-1781 
Col. Webb's Regiment was one of the sixteen 'additional* regiments of 
infantry raised at large for the 'Continental Line" of '77 to continue 
through the war. It was recruited mainly in Hartford County and the eastern 
part of the state. It went into camp at Peekskill in the spring of '77 and 
served in Parson's Brigade under General Putman during movements of the 
following summer and fall. On advance of the enemy and the loss of Forts 
Clinton and Montgomery in Oct '77, it crossed to the west side of the Hudson 
River and served under Gov. Clinton of N. Y for a time. On Dec 10, the 



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regimont engaged with other troops in an expedition against Long Island which 
met with accidents, leaving Col. Webb and other officers prisoners in enemy's 
hands. The reg't. wintered with Parson's Brigade at West Point and assisted 
in construction of permanent works there. Redoubt "Webb" doubtless was named 
after the Col. In the summer of '78 it was attached to Varnum's Brigade and 
marched to Rhode Island engaging in the battle there of Aug. 29, '78; 
commended for its conduct. It wintered in Rhode Island in '78-79 and 
remained there till the fall of '79 then marched to ' 79- ' 80 winter quarters 
in Morristown, N. J., where it was assigned to Stark ' s Brigade, Lt . Col. 
Huntington commanding. It participated in the battle of Springfield, N.J. 
on June 23, '80 and during the following summer served with the main army on 
the Hudson. Upon a memorial of Col. Huntington, the Assembly of Conn, on 2nd 
Thursday of May '80 , adopted the reg't. as one of the "Conn. Line", and a 
Committee of Congress in Camp Preakness, N.J., June 23 '80, approved the 
measure. It was designated the 9th Reg't. and went into winter quarters, 
' 80- ' 81 , with the Division at Camp "Connecticut Village" above the Robinson 
House. There it was reorganized for formation of '81-'83. 

20 MAR 1780 ALEXANDER'S DISCHARGE- Alexander Dorchester was honorably 
discharged as a Private following three years service with the 9th 
Connecticut Regiment in the Revolutionary War. 

29 MAY 1783 ALEXANDER'S MARRIAGE- Alexander , son of Stephen Sr. and Elizabeth 

Dorchester was married to Anna Cowles daughter of Ezekial and Martha (Hooker) 
Cowles, at her father's home at Farmington, Connecticut by the Rev. Timothy 
Pitkin. Children born of this marriage include: Guy (1784-1784), Delia 
(1785-1810), Hooker (1788-1835), Harriot 1st (1791-1794), Nancy (1793-1794), 
Harriot 2nd (1795-1796), Clarissa (1797-1801) and Alexander (1803-1808). 

CA1788 MOVE TO RICHMOND— Alexander Dorchester and family moved from Farmington, 
Connecticut to Richmond, Massachusetts. 

8 MAY 1788 HOOKER'S BIRTH- Hooker , son of Alexander and Anna (Cowles) 

Dorchester and great-great-grandfather of Patricia Swanson was born (probably 
at Richmond, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts, possibly in Jefferson Co., N.Y.). 
He wa apparently named in honor of Anna's mother Martha (Hooker) Cowles. 

13 JAN 1790 ELIZABETH'S DEATH- Elizabeth (Gould) Dorchester, wife (or widow) of 
Stephen Dorchester, died at Richmond, Massachusetts. 

1790 CENSUS- The U.S. Census for the town of Richmond in Berkshire Co. Mass. 
included in the Alexander Dorchester family: 

3 Males age 16 and older (presumeably Alexander, and perhaps Father 

Stephen Sr. and brother James P. ?) 

1 Male under the age of 16 (presumeably son Hooker age 2). 

5 Females (presumeably wife Anna, daughter Delia A., and perhaps Mother 
Elizabeth (Gould), James P. wife Mary and who else ?) 
Note: Alexander's mother Elizabeth (Gould) Dorchester died in Richmond, 
Massachustts in 1790 lending credence to the assumption that his parents may 
have been living with him at that time. 

1791 MERCY'S BIRTH- Mercy Thompson, future wife of Hooker Dorchester was born. 
Exact date, place and identity of parents unknown. 

CA 1793 MOVE TO WESTMORELAMD- Alexander and Anna Dorchester moved from 

Richmond, Massachusetts to Westmoreland, N.Y. Westmoreland church records 

place them there in 1793. 
10 OCT 1793 CHURCH MEMBER- Deacon Stephen Dorchester was admitted to the 1st 

Congregational Church of Westmoreland, N. Y. on recommendation of the church 

at Richmond, Massachusets . 
1793-1809 WESTMORELAND RESIDENCE- Alexander and Anne Dorchester lived and owned 

land in Westmoreland, Oneida Co. New York. 



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1794 DORCHESTER DEATHS- 1794 was a tragic year for the Dorchester family in 

that three deaths occurred within the space of three weeks. Westmoreland, 
Oneida Co. New York Congregational Church records lists the funerals of: 
Stephen Dorchester, Sr. (Alexander's father) on 31 Aug 1794, Age 75 
Nancy Dorchester, child of Alexander, also on 31 Aug 1794 
Harriet Dorchester, child of Alexander, on 17 Sep 1794 
1800 CENSUS- The U.S. Census for the town of Westmoreland, Oneida Co. New York 
lists the following people in the household of Alexander Dorchester: 

1 Male Age: 10-16 (Probably son Hooker Age: 12) 

2 Males Age: 26-45 (Probably Alexander Age: 40; Who else?) 
1 Female Age: Under 10 (Probably daughter Clarissa Age: 3) 
1 Female Age: 10-16 (Probably daughter Delia A. Age: 15) 

1 Female Age: 26-45 (Probably wife Anna Age: 39) 

1809 MARIA'S BIRTH- Maria, Hooker Dorchester's second wife and great-great 
grandmother of Patricia Swanson, was born to Michael and Caroline (Truax) Van 
Schaick at Albany, New York. 

CA1809 MOVE TO JEFFERSON CO. N. Y. - Alexander and Anne Dorchester sold their 

land in Westmoreland, Oneida Co., New York and moved to Jefferson Co., New 
York. 

1810 CENSUS- The Alexander Dorchester family apparently escaped the attention 
of the U.S. Census enumerators since they are not included in either the 
Oneida Co. or Jefferson Co. of New York. Perhaps they were in the process of 
moving at the time. 

CA1810 U.S.S. NEW ORLEANS CONSTRUCTION- Hookor Dorchester helped to cut Oak 

trees used in the construction of the warship New Orleans at Sackets Harbor. 

The New Orleans subsequently fought the British on Lake Ontario in the War of 

1812. 
19 JUL 1812 SACKETS HARBOR DEFENSE- Hooker Dorchester assisted in the defence 

of Sackets Harbor, New York when the British attacked that village. 
9 SEP TO 20 SEP 1812 WAR OF 1 812- Alexander Dorchester and his son Hooker 

served briefly as corporals in the War of 1812 in Captain Elisha Camp's 

Volunteer Company attached to Colonel Christopher Bellinger's Regiment of the 

New York Militia 
12 MAY 1813 JAMES' ESTATE- The following notice is on file in the Jefferson 

Co., New York Court House: 

James I. Dorchester Estate 
The people of the State of New York by the grace of god, free and 

independent, to Alexander Dorchester, Brother of James I. Dorchester late of 

the town of Hounsfield deceased, send greeting. 

Whereas James I. Dorchester of the town of Hounsfield in the County 

of Jefferson as is alleged lately died intestate, having while living and at 

the time of his death goods and chattels or credits within the county of 

Jefferson and whereas application hath this day been made, David Gallman one 

of the creditors of the said James I. Dorchester Estate (illegible) requests 

that David Gallman be appointed administrator. 
Certification dated 11 June 1813 
Maria Dorchester, Wife of James I. Dorchester. 
CA1814 HOOKER'S 1ST MARRIAGE- Hooker Dorchester married his first wife Mercy 

Thompson. Children born of this marriage include: Delia Ann (1815-1916), 

Henry Cowles (1818-1881) and Alfred T. (1820-1888). 
CA1815 MOVE TO HOUNSFIELD- The Alexander Dorchester family moved from 

Westmoreland, Oneida Co. New York to Hounsfield, Jefferson Co. New York. 
11 MAY 1816 LAND TRANSFER- The Jefferson Co. Court House records in Watertown, 

N.Y. lists the following land transfer in Liber I, pg . 413: 

Indenture made 11 May 1816 between Ashiel Powers and his wife Hannah 

Powers of the town of Hounsfield, Jefferson Co. N.Y. of the 1st part and 



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Hooker Dorchester and John Thompson of the same place of the 2nd part $160.00 
all that real and landed estate of John Thomson (Hooker's father-in-law?) now 
deceased formerly of aforesaid town etc. and also land which may be situated 
in Pultney, County of Rutland State of Vermont. 
Signed: Ashiel Powers, Hannah Powers. 

Recorded and signed in the presence of: Alex ' r Dorchester, John Phelps 
and (illegible) Powers 
Recorded: 24 Feb 1817 
13 APR 1818 PENSION APPLICATION- Alexander Dorchester applied for a 

Revolutionary War Pension. The following was copied from his service record 
on file at the National Archives Building in Washington D.C.: 

ALEXANDER DORCHESTER 
APPLICATION FOR REVOLUTIONARY WAR PENSION 
State of New York, County of Jefferson 

Alexander Dorchester being duly sworn saith that he is a resident 
citizen of the United States, to-wit of Houndsfield in the county and 
state aforesaid and that he is, in consequence of his reduced 
circumstances in life, in need of asssistance from his country for 
support . 

That he enlisted in the Army of the United States on the Continental 
Establishment for the period of three years in the year 1777 and served in 
an infantry co . commanded by Capt . Buckley, in a Regiment commanded by 
Col. Samuel B. Webb in the Connecticut Line. After the expiration of 
three years he received a discharge which is hereunto annexed. He 
(illegible) in the (illegible) soldier. 

Sworn this 13th day of April 1818 before me. 
Signed: Elijah Field, Jr., Judge of the Court of Common Pleas of the 
County of Jefferson. 

Note: The word Buckley above obliterated by the (illegible) in annexing 
the applicants discharge. 

I hereby relinquish all claims to any and all pension or pensions 
granted to me by the United States prior to the 18th of March 1818. 
Signed: Alex ' r Dorchester allowance as follows: 

New York 9755 

Alexander Dorchester of Jefferson Co. in the State of New York who 
was a private in the regiment commanded by Colonel Samuel B. Webb of the 
Connecticut Line, for the term of three years 1777-1780. 

Inscribed on the Roll of New York at the rate of 8 Dollars per month 
to commence on the 13th of April 1818. 

Certificate of Pension issued the 23rd of April 1819 and sent to 
Elijah Field (illegible) Judge, Sacketts Harbour, New York. 

Arrears to the 4th of March 1819 $85.83 

Semi-Annual Allowance ending 4 Sept. 1819.... 48 . 00 
[10 Mo. + 18/30 = 4/31] $133.83 

Discharged 20 March 1780 {Revolutionary Claim, Act 18th March 1818) 
4 SEP 1819 PENSION ALLOTMENT- Alexander Dorchester received his first 

Revolutionary War Pension after being placed on the pension rolls of 
Jefferson Co., New York. 
1820 CENSUS- The U.S. Census for the town of Hounsfield, Jefferson Co. New York 
lists the following people in the household of Hooker Dorchester: 

2 Males Age: under 10 (Probably sons Henry Cowles Age 2 and Alfred T. Age 

1 ) 
1 Male Age: 26-45 (Probably Hooker, Age 35) 

1 Female Age: under 10 (Probably daughter, Delia Ann Age: 5) 
1 Female Age: 26-45 (Probably wife Mercy Thompson, Age: 29) 



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Also, in the household of Alexander Dorchester: 

1 Male Age: over 45 (Probably Alexander, Age: 60) 
1 Female Age: over 45 (Probably Alexander's Wife Anna, Age: 59) 
6 JULY 1820 DISABILITY PENSION APPLICATION- Tho following affidavit was filed 
with the Court of Jefferson Co. New York: 

State of New York, Jefferson County 
On the sixth day of July 1820, personally appeared in open court, 
being a court of record by a law of said state for the said county, 

Alexander Dorchester Aged fifty years, resident in Houndsfield in 

said county, who being first duly sworn according to law, doth, on his 
oath declare that he served in the Revolutionary War, as follow.: in Capt . 
Buckley's Company of Infantry in the Reg ' t . commanded by Col. Samuel B. 
Webb of the Connecticut Line, the date of his original declaration April 
13th, 1818, the number of his Pension Certificate 9755. He also 
subscribed and sworn to the following: 

And I do solomnly swear that I was a resident citizen of the United 
States on the 18th day of March 1818 and that I have not since that time by 
gift, sale or other manner, disposed of my property or any part thereof with 
intent thereby so to diminish it as to bring myself within the provisions of 
an act of congress entitled "An act to provide for certain persons engaged in 
the land and naval service of the United States in the Revolutionary War', 
passed on the 18th day of March 1818; and that I have not, nor has any person 
in trust for me, any property or securities, contracts or debts due to me; 
nor have I any income other than what is contained in the schedule hereto 
annexed and by me subscribed. 

(SCHEDULE) 
One cow, twelve sheep, one pair fire dogs, one pair tongs and shovel, 
one trammel, three old chests, one table, two stands, one iron pot, one 
five-pail kettle, four dish kettles. 
Signed: Alexander Dorchester 

He further states that his occupation is a farmer, that his wife Anna 
is fifty nine years of age and are unable to labour sufficiently for their 
maintenance. Sworn and declared on the sixth day of July 1820 before George 
Andrews, Clerk. 

Signed: Alex'r. Dorchester 

I George Andrews, Clerk of the County of Jefferson, do hereby certify 
that the foregoing oath and schedule thereto annexed are truly copied from 
the record of said court; and I do further certify that it is the opinion of 
the said court that the total amount in value of property exhibited in the 
aforesasid schedule is fifty one dollars and seventy five cents. In 
testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the seal of the 
said court on this sixth day of July 1820. 

Signed: George Andrews, Clerk of the Court for Jefferson County 
13 JUL 1820 LAND TRANSFER- Jefferson Co. Court House records at Watertown, 
N.Y. lists the following land transfer in Liber P, pg . 101: (Notations in 
parentheses are my editorial comments) 

Indenture made 13 Jul 1820 between John Phelps & his wife Lucy (Thompson) 
Phelps, Hooker Dorchester and his wife Mercy (Thompson) Dorchester and John 
Thompson and his wife Lucy Thompson of the Town of Hounsfield, Jefferson Co. 
New York of the 1st part and Elbridge Potter [husband of Lucretia (Thompson) 
Potter] of the same place; for $1.00 lawful money land in the town of 
Hounsfield bounded by the road leading from Sackets to Brownville, on the 
south by Eliakim Root's land, easterly by Hooker Dorchester's and John 
Thompson's land containing 21 acres. 

Signed: John Phelps, Lucy Phelps, Hooker Dorchester, Mercy Dorchester, 
John Thompson and Lucy Thompson. 



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Recordod 2 Dec 1820 

(Note: This transaction may have been to settle the estate of the Thompson 
siblings father after his dying intestate.) 
23 JAM 1823 ALEXANDER'S DEATH- Alexander Dorchester died at Hounsfield, New 
York and was buried in the Muscalunge Cemetary . Tombstone marking: *Alex. 
Dorchester Died January 23, 1823 Age: 65 years." 

The following paper was read at the grave of Alexander Dorchester at the 
time the marker was placed. It was found among the papers of Ezra Wood 
husband of Edith Everett. The paper bore no date but the manner in which it 
was written leads one to believe that the stone was placed a long time after 
his death. 

PRIVATE ALEXANDER DORCHESTER SOLDIER, PATRIOT, HERO COMRADE 
Man is born, lives his life and dies, but the memory of his patriotism and 
bravery live and become history which never dies. 

So it is with the name, Alexander Dorchester, over whose grave we are now 
offering this eulogy in appreciation of the part he played in forming of this 
country, America. 

Alexander Dorchester was born in Jan. 1758. No records have as yet been 
located which show his birthplace, or anything of his life up to the time of 
his enlisting as a private to fight for our independence. 

At the age of 19 he was enrolled in a company commanded by Captain Judah 
Alden, which was part of the Ninth Conn. Line or Continentals, under the 
command of Colonel Samuel B. Webb. This company went into camp at Peekskill 
in the spring of 1777, and was in active service under General Putnam the 
following summer thence in service under General Clinton from October to 
December of the same year. In the summer of 1778, this company, still in 
active service was at Long Island and West Point, and in the later part of 
the summer engaged in numerous battles in Rhode Island. At last they entered 
winter quarters at Morristown, N. J. in the fall of 1779. During this time, 
although never gaining the rank of an officer, Private Alexander Dorchester 
served his country. He fought and obeyed and played the part of a true hero, 
and was honorably discharged on March 25, 1780. 

Of the following years of his life, from his discharge to his death we know 
nothing, but a good soldier makes a good citizen and until his death in 
January 1823 he probably obeyed, fought and was still the hero in 
reconstruction of "America" as he was of old when serving in the 
Continentals . 

Thus we do honor at his bier today, and call him patriot and hero, praying 
yes and believing that he can see and hear us and know that he has not lived 
in vain . 

1825 CENSUS- The New York State Census for the town of Hounsfield in 
Jefferson Co. lists the following in the household of Hooker Dorchester: 

4 Males [Presuaeably Hooker; Son Henry Cowles, Sr., Son Alfred T. and (?)] 
3 Females [ Presumeably Daughter Delia Ann Age 10, Mother Anna Age 64, and 

second wife, Maria Age 16] 
1 Male of Military Age 18-45. (Presumedly Hooker Age 33) 
1 Male eligible to vote. (Presumedly Hooker) 
1 Male Alien (perhaps a hired man) 

1 Female under the age of 45. (Presumedly wife Maria Age 16) 
1 Unmarried female under 16. (Presumedly daughter Delia Ann Age 10) 
1 Marriage occurred during the previous year. (Presumedly that of Hooker 
and his second wife Maria Van Schaick) 

1 Female birth during the previous year (Martha?) 

2 Female deaths during the previous year. (Presumedly that of Hooker's 
first wife Mercy Thompson who may have died from childbirth 
complications and perhaps that of a newborn female child) 



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11 MAY 1825 MERCY'S DEATH- Mercv Dorchester, wife of Hooker, died at 

Hounsfield, Jefferson Co., New York. She was buried in the Muscalunge 
Cemetary at Hounsfield. Tombstone marking: 'Mercy Dorchester Died 11 May 1825 
Age: 34 Yrs . " . 

1825/26 HOOKER'S 2ND MARRIAGE- Hooker Dorchester married his second wife Maria 
Van Schaick daughter of Michael and Caroline (Truax) Van Schaick . Children 
born of this marriage included: Martha (CA1826-?), Andrew Jackson 
(1827-1904), Alvira Angenette (1830-?), Catherine (1831-?) and Caroline 
( 1833-?) . 

23 SEP 1827 A.J.'S BIRTH- Andrew Jackson Dorchester (usually known as A.J.), 
the second child of Hooker and Maria (Van Schaick) Dorchester and Patricia 
Swanson's great-grandfather,, was born in Jefferson Co. New York. He was 
apparently named in honor of Andrew "Old Hickory'' Jackson, a famous Indian 
fighter and general in the war of 1812. Andrew Jackson was subsequently 
elected seventh president of The United States serving from 1829 to 1837. His 
namesake seemed to have preferred being called "A.J.", "Jackson' or 'Jack". 

20 APR 1833 NANCY PHELPS LETTER- Following is an excerpt from a letter written 
by Nancy Phelps to her aunt Lucretia (Thompson) Potter. It is repeated here 
courtesy of Alda B. Kendell of Bellevue, Iowa, a descendant of Lucretia 
Potter. The date on the letter is actually expressed as "Anno Nation! 58". 
This method of notation is somewhat unusual, but assuming that it means "Year 
of our Nation 58" and that 1776 is considered to be year A.N. 1, then A.N. 58 
would be equivalent to 1776 + 57=1833. The notations in parentheses are my 
editorial comments. 

"Mr. Dorchester's (presumeably Hooker' s) people are all well except the 
old lady [presumedly Hooker's mother Anna (Cowles) Dorchester]). She has had 
the ague this spring and I fear is failing. Delia Ann, Henry and Alfred are 
in good health and as amiable children as their best friends could wish. 
Henry's learning is now sufficient to teach school." 

6 APR 1835 HOOKER'S DEATH- Hooker Dorchester died reportedly of an accidental 

self-inflicted gun shot wound at Hounsfield, New York. He was buried in the 
Muscalunge Cemetary at Hounsfield. Tombstone marking: "Hooker Dorchester 
Died 6 April 1835 Age 47 Yrs.". 

10 APR 1835 HOOKER'S ESTATE- Maria Dorchester of Hounsfield, New York filed a 

petition with the surrogate court of Jefferson Co. New York stating that her 
husband Hooker died on 6 April 1834 (?) without a will leaving an estate of 
approximately $400. She requested that she be appointed administrator along 
with Oliver Grow and Nicholas Van Schaick. (Note: This date conflicts with 
other data indicating that Hooker died on 6 April 1835.) 

20 APR 1835 GUARDIANSHIP OF MINORS- The following petition was filed with the 

Surrogate Court of Jefferson Co. at Watertown, New York: 

We the undersigned heirs of Hooker Dorchester deceased request the 
Surrogate of Jefferson County to appoint Thompson Phelps our guardian. We 
further certify that we are over fourteen years of age. 
Hounsfield Apr. 20th 1835 
Signed: Delia Ann Dorchester Age:20 on the 8th of next June 

Henry C. Dorchester 17 on the 1st of January last 

Alfred T. Dorchester 15 on the day of 

Note: The above are all children of Hooker Dorchester and his first wife 
Mercy (Thompson). 

2 MAY 1835 GUARDIANSHIP OF MINORS- The following petition (#270) was presented 
to the Surrogate Court of Jefferson Co. at Watertown, New York: 

"To Benjamin Wright Surrogate for the County of Jefferson, I, Manah 
Dorchester, wife of the late Hooker Dorchester deceased, request your honor 
to apoint me guardian of my children vz. Martha, Andrew Jackson, Alvira 
Angeneth, Catherine, Caroline. 



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Dated: Hounsfield May 2nd 1835. 
Signed: Marian X (her mark) Dorchester 
Witnessed by: Nicholas Van Schaick 

Note: Nicholas Van Schaick is believed to be the brother of Maria's father 
Michael Van Schaick. 
14 MAY 1835 GUARDIANSHIP GRANTED- Mar lah Dorchester was granted guardianship of 
her children and filed the following bond with the Jefferson Co. Surrogate 
Court : 

GURARDIAN'S BOND 
KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS, That we, Maria Dorchester and Michael 
Van Schaick, are held and firmly bound unto Martha Dorchester, Andrew Jackson 
Dorchester, Alvira Angeneth Dorchester, Catherine Dorchester and Caroline 
Dorchester of the county of Jefferson, minors under the age of fourteen 
years, in the sum of One Thousand Dollars, lawful money of account of the 
United States of America, to be paid to the said monors or to their certain 
attorney, heirs, executors, administrators, or assigns: To the which payment 
well and truly to be made, we bind ourselves, and each of us, our and each of 
our heirs, executors and administrators, and each and every of them, jointly 
and severally, firmly by these presents. Sealed with our seals and dated the 
4th day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty 
five . 

THE CONDITION OF THIS OBLIGATION IS SUCH, That if the above bounden Maria 
Dorchester who is this day appointed Guardian of the above named minors do 
and shall well and faithfully in all things, discharge the duty of Guardian 
to the above named Martha, Andrew Jackson, Alvira, Catherine and Caroline, 
minors, according to the laws of this State, and shall render a just and true 
account of all moneys and property received by her and of the application 
thereof, and of such guardianship in all respects, to and before any court 
having cognizance thereof, when thereunto required , then this obligation 
shall be void, otherwise to be and remain in full force and virtue. 

Sealed and delivered in presence of: 

Mariah Dorchester 

Michael X (his mark) Van Schaick 
1835 CENSUS- The New York State Census for the town of Hounsfield lists: 
Mariah Dorchester, Head of Household 
4 Males in house. 

3 Females in house 

1 Female under 45 , ( presumeably Mariah) 

1 Male under 16, (presumeably Andrew Jackson Dorchester Age 8) 
1 Unmarried female age 16-45. (Presumeably Delia Ann Age: 20) 

4 Unmarried females under age 16 (presumeably Carolyn Age:2, Catherine Age: 
4, Alvira Age: 5, Martha Age: 9,) 

1 Male death in previous year . (presumeably Hooker) 

Property included: 33 acres of land, 13 cows, 2 horses, 40 sheep, 8 
hogs, 18 yards of flannel. 
8 JAN 1838 LETTER FROM HENRY- The following letter was sent to Elbndge G. 
Potter, Lebanon, St. Clair Co., Illinois by Henry C. Dorchester [(son of 
Hooker and Mercy (Thompson) Dorchester)]. It is repeated here courtesy of 
Mrs. Alda B. Kendell (a descendent of Mr. Potter) of Bellevue, Jackson Co., 
Iowa. Notations in parentheses are my editorial comments. 

Hounsfield, January 8th, 1838 
Dear Uncle and Aunt: 

As it appears to be my duty to write to you after delaying so long for 
which I can give no satisfactory reason, I now will attempt to inform you in 
a brief though erroneous (?) manner my circumstancs , Delia, Alfred (Henry's 



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siblings) and some of the rest of our friends. You have undoubtedly heard 
that we are left fatherless (after Hooker's death) in this wide world but 
thanks be to God that it is no worse than it is for we have friends. 

Since my father died I have had several homes. I lived with Uncle John 
(Thompson?) until his death where I found a good home. I then made it my 
home at my Uncle John Phelps and engaged in a school for four months which 
passed away very pleasant. I then engaged to work on a farm for six months 
which was not as agreeable as school teaching, but I found myself able to 
perform all that was required of «e . I then went to school at Water-town six 
weeks at a select school which I found very pleasant. I then engaged in the 
school in our own district where I am now passing away time very pleasant 
being qualified for the business at a very good degree. Delia (Henry's 
sister) lived with the widow (Maria Dorchester) and her children about five 
months after our Father's death. She then went to Uncle John Phelps where 
she makes it her home now. She taught the school here last summer. Alfred 
(Henry's brother) left home when I did. He has lived with Thompson (Phelps), 
he being his guardian where he will live until he is twenty one probably. We 
have enjoyed very good health. I have been sick some. Grandmother 
Dorchester (Anna, wife of Alexander) lives on the old place yet. She is 
enjoying good health for as old a lady. My step-mother (Maria Dorchester) is 
well and all her children. Aunt Lucy (Thompson?) and Maria (Dorchester?) are 
left to mourn the loss of him who was Husband and Father, Son and Brother 
(?). They are both well now. Grandmother Powers (Hannah, wife of Ashiel 
Powers?) is enjoying good health. Uncle John Phelps folks are well excepting 
Thompson, he is not very rugged. Uncle, I want you to write to me as soon as 
you can and inform me what the prospects are for a young man in your country. 
I want to see Byron and I trust I shall see him if not all of you. 

No more at present. I trust you will excuse all my weaknesses and 
overlook all my errors. 

I remain yours truly, (Signed) Henry C. Dorchester 
CA 1838 MARIA'S SECOND HARRIAGE- Maria (Van Schaick) Dorchester, widow of 
Hooker Dorchester, married Chauncey Smith. Children of this marriage 
included Elias (B:1839), Maryette (B: 1841), Orin (B: 1843), Emily Ann (B: 
1845), Henry (B: 1849) and Alice (B: 1851) 
24 AUG 1838 WIDOWS PENSION APPLICATION- The following deposition was taken in 
the Jefferson Co. New York Court House: 

STATE OF NEW YORK, JEFFERSON COUNTY 
On this 24th day of August 1838, personally appeared before the 
Surrogates Court of the County of Jefferson this day in session at Watertown 
in the County aforesaid Anna Dorchester, a resident of the town of Hounsfield 
in the county aforesaid aged seventy seven 18 July 1838, who first being duly 
sworn according to law doth on her oath make the following declaration, in 
order to obtain the benefit of the provisions made by the act of Congress 
passed July 7, 1838 entitled An Act Granting Half Pay and Pensions to Certain 
Widows. That she is the widow of Alexander Dorchester who was a private in 
the Continental Line of the army for three years and was a pensioner under 
the Law of 1828 on the rolls of the New York Agency and drew his pension to 
his death . 

She further declares that she was married to the said Alexander 
Dorchester in the month of May 1783 the precise day of the month I do not 
recollect, but it is on a family record in my possession at home. It was May 
seventeen hundred and eighty three. That her husband, the aforsaid Alexander 
Dorchester, died in the month of January eighteen hundred and twenty three. 
That she was not married to him prior to his leaving the service but the 
marriage took place previous to the first of January seventeen hundred and 
ninety four vis: at the time above stated. 



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Sworn to and subscribed on the day and year above written before me . 
Signed: Benjamin Wright, Surrogate of the County of Jefferson, N.Y. 
Signed: Anna Dorchester 
24 AUG 1838 PENSION DEPOSITION- The following deposition was taken at the 
Jefferson Co. New York Court House; 

STATE OF NEW YORK, JEFFERSON COUNTY 
On this 24 day of August 1838 personally appeared before the 
surrogate of the county aforesaid John M. Phelps of Houndsfield in the county 
aforesaid, who first being duly sworn according to law doth on his oath say 
that he was well acquainted with Alexander Dorchester who was a pensioner of 
the United States and resided in the town of Houndsfield; that this deponent 
was present at his death and burial and helped to lay him out after his 
death; that the said Alexander Dorchester died in the month of January or 
February eighteen hundred twenty three, thinks it was January; that at his 
death, he left a widow whose name is Anna Dorchester, that the said Anna has 
never since married but remains the widow of the said Alexander Dorchester. 

Sworn to and subscribed on the day and year first above written 
before me. 

Signed: John M. Phelps 

Signed: Benjamin Wright, Surrogate 

I certify the above named deponent to be a credible person. 

Signed: B. Wright, Surrogate 

This may certify that on this 24th of August 1838 at a Surrogate Court 
held in and for the County aforesaid came Anna Dorchester and John M. Phelps 
aforesaid and made solemn oath to the truth of their several depositions as 
aforesaid . 

In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and afffixed the seal 
of the Court at Watertown on the day and year aforesaid. 

Signed: Benjamin Wright, Surrogate of the County of Jefferson, New York 
3 SEP 1838 PENSION DEPOSITION- The following deposition was filed in the 
Probate Court in Hartford Co. Connecticut: 

William Cowles of Farmington, Hartford County, State of Connecticut, 
being of lawful age, testifys and says that he was knowing to the marriage of 
his sister Anna Cowles (now the widow Anna Dorchester) to Alexander 
Dorchester, tho the deponent has no data, by which he can name the day of the 
month, the month or the year when said marriage took place, yet there is one 
fact of which the deponent is certain, vis, that he was present at the time 
and witnessed the marriage of his sister Anna to the said Alexander, and that 
it took place at his father's house, and that he has a distinct recollection 
of the particular room in said house, when the ceremony took place, and the 
particular part of the room they stood, while it was performed, the deponent 
says, he was at that time about fourteen years of aqe, tho he cannot say with 
certainty who married the said Alexander and Anna yet he verily believes that 
it was the late Rev. Timothy Pitkin and further the deponent sayeth not. 
Signed: William Cowles 

PROBATE OFFICE FARMINGTON, CONNECTICUT, SEPTEMBER 3, 1838 
Personally appeared William Cowles, signer of the above deposition 
and made oath to the truth of the same before me. I also certify that the 
said William Cowles is respectable in character and entitled to full credit. 
Signed: Egbert Cowles, Judge 

I hereby certify that the above nemed Egbert Cowles is Judge of 
Probate for the District of Farmington, State of Connecticut and that the 
above is his genuine signature. 

Signed: Ezekiel Cowles, Clerk of Said Court 



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3 SEP 1838 PENSION DEPOS ITION-The following deposition was taken at the 
Hartford Co. Connecticut Court House: 

Ezekiel Cowles of Farmington, Hartford County, State of Connecticut 
of lawful age, testifys and says that he has kept the records of his father's 
family as well as that of his own, of all the births, marriages and deaths 
that have taken place in said family for more than fifty five years (he, the 
deponent, being now about eighty two years of age and that he has transcribed 
all the records of said family of the above said events which had transpired 
in said family previous to his, the said deponent, keeping said records, and 
the deponent further says that the widow Anna Dorchester is a sister of his 
and was a member of said family and the Deponent finds on reviewinq the said 
family records, the following facts vis, that " Anna was born 18th of Julv 
1761 (eighteenth of July seventeen hundred sixty one)" and that " Anna 
married Alexander Dorchester May 1783" (seventeen hundred eighty three), and 
the deponent further says tho he has not a distinct recollection of seeing 
the marriage of said Alexander and Anna when it took place nor of 
recollecting the person who performed the ceremony, vet he, the deponent, has 
every possible reason to believe tha he must have been present at that time, 
on that occasion, and that it took place at his father's house and that the 
said ceremony was performed by the Rev. Timothy Pitkin, and the deponent 
further is led to this conclusion from the fact that he has ascertained that 
it occurred during the ministry of the Rev. Mr. Pittkin, and the deponent 
further says that after a thorough examination of the records of the town 
clerk of said town as well as the church over which the Rev. Mr. Pittkin was 
pastor, no trace of the marriage of said Alexander and Anna is found in 
either of said records, yet the deponent has no hesitation in saying his 
records of the facts aforesaid are correct, from the fact of finding them 
thus recorded, in his own handwriting; and that of the marriage, done at the 
time it took place and the deponent further savs that in a few vears after 
the marriage of the said Alexander and Anna thev removed from this town to 
Richmond, Massachusetts where they resided several vears. from thence thev 
removed to Westmoreland, New York where they resided several vears from 
thence (by reportation the deponent learned) thev removed to or near Sacketts 
Harbor in New York where it is said the said Dorchester dved. The fact of 
their living in the two first named places is to the deponent known as he 
visited the family at each of said places while thev were residing there. 
And further the deponent sayeth not. 
Signed: Ezekiel Cowles 

PROBATE OFFICE, FARMINGTON, SEPTEMBER 3, 1838 
Personally appeared Ezekiel Cowles. signer of the above deposition 
and made oath to the truth of the same before me. I also certify that the 
said Ezekiel Cowles is respectable in character and entitled to full credit. 
Signed: Egbert Cowles, Judge 

I hereby certify that the above named Egbert Cowles is Judge of 
Probate for the District of Farmington, State of Connecticut and that the 
above is his genuine signature. 

Attested: Ezekiel Cowles, Clerk of said Court 
12 NOV 1838 PENSION DEP OSITION-The following deposition was taken in a Justice 
of Peace Court in Jefferson Co. New York: 

On this 12th day of November 1838 personally appeared before the 
subscriber a justice of the peace in and for the county aforesaid. Henrv C. 
Dorchester of Hounsfield in the county aforesaid who first being duly sworn 
according to law doth on his oath say that he is about twenty one years old 
and a grandson of Alexander Dorchester of said town deceased: that he has 
always lived in the family of the said Alexander Dorchester until within the 
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from his earliest knowledge known this sheet as the family record of the 
aforesaid Alexander Dorchester, that it was kept hanging in a frame from 
which he has this day took it and further says not . 

Signed: Henry C. Dorchester 

Sworn and subscribed in the day first above written before me. 

Signed: Marinus W. Gilbert, Justice of Peace 

DORCHESTER FAMILY R ECORD 

Mr. Alexander Dorchester born June 8th 1760 
Mrs. Anna Cowles born July 18th 1761 
Mr. and Mrs. Dorchester Married May 29th 1783 
Guy Dorchester born January 27th 1784, died May 1st 1784 
Delia A. Dorchester born July 6th 1785, died May 17th 1810 
Hooker Dorchester born May 8th 1788, died April 6th 1835 
Harriot Dorchester born March 7th 1791, died September 7th 1794 
Nancy Dorchester born January 21st 1793, died August 31st 1794 
Harriot Dorchester, 2nd born September 6th 1795, died 23 May 1796 
Clarisa C. Dorchester born June 17th 1797, died May 6th 1801 
Alex'r. G. Dorchester born January 25th 1803 died August 10th 1808 
14 APR 1839 WIDOWS PENSI ON-Anna Dorchester was awarded a Revolutionary War 
Widow's Pension: 

ANNA DORCHESTER 
APPLICATION FOR REVOLUT IONARY WAR WIDOW'S PENSION 

ALBANY 2327 

Anna Dorchester, widow of Alexander Dorchester, who was a pensioner 
under the Act of 1818 and who died on the January 1823. of Jefferson 
Co. in the State of New York who was a private in the commanded by 

Captain of the Reg ' t . commanded by Col. Webb in the Con. Line 

for 2 years. 

Inscribed on the Roll of Albany at the rate of 80 dollars per annum to 
commence on the 4th day of March 1836. Certificate of Pension issued the 
14th day of April 1839 and sent to Adriel Ely. Watertown. N.Y. 

Arrears to the 4th of March '39 $240.00 

Semi-annual allowance ending 4 Sept. '39 40.00 

$240.00 
Act July 7, 1838 
Recorded by D. Brown, Clerk 
Book A, Vol. 2, Page 74 
1840 CENSUS- The U.S. Census for Cape Vincent, Jefferson Co. New York lists: 
Alfred Dorchester Household; 

1 Male Age 10-15 (Probably A.J. Dorchester Son of Hooker, Age: 13) 
1 Male Age 20-30 (Probably Alfred, Age: 20. Son of Hooker and Mercy 

(Thompson) Dorchester and A.J.'s half-brother) 
1 Female Age 20-30 (Probably Alfred's wife Susan (Grow) Age: 19) 
1 Female Age 70-80 Identified as Anna Dorchester Age: 79 recipient of 
a Rev. War military pension (Alfred's and A.J.'s grandmother) 
Immediately adjacent to the above listing is the Chauncev Smith household: 
1 Male Age 30-40 (Probably Chauncey) 

1 Female Age 20-30 [Probably Maria (Van Schaick-Dorchest er ) Smith. Age 
30, widow of Hooker Dorchester and now wife of Chauncey Smith l 

1 Male Age 0-5 (probably Elias age 1. Chauncev ' s and Maria's son) 

2 Females Age 5-10 [Probably Catherine (Age 9) and Caroline (Age 7) 
Dorchester, Marias and Hooker's daughters] 

2 Females Age 10-15 [Probably Martha (Age 14) and Alvira (Age 10) 
Dorchester, Maria's and Hooker's daughtersl 



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1 JUN 1840 PENSION ROLLS- Anna Dorchester, at age 79, was on the Revolutionary 
War Pension Rolls and living with her grandson Alfred T. Dorchester at Cape 
Vincent, Jefferson Co. N.Y. 

20 AUG 1840 ILLINOIS' BIRTH -Illinois, daughter of Samuel D. and Frances 

(Creveling) Carpenter and future wife of Andrew Jackson Dorchester, was born 
in Rock Island, Illinois. 

17 SEP 1840 ANNA'S DE ATH-Anna (Cowles) Dorchester, widow of Alexander 

Dorchester died at Hounsfield in Jefferson Co. New York, and was buried in 
Muscalunge Cemetary . Tombstone marking: "Anna Dorchester Died Sept. 17. 1840 
Age: 79 Years* .The folowing will was entered into probate: 

THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF ANNA DORCHESTER OF THE TOWN OF HOUNSFIELD IN THE 

COUNTY OF JEFFERSON AND STATE OF NEW YORK. 
I, Anna Dorchester, considering the uncertainty of this mortal life 
and through the favor of Divine Goodness, possessing at present a sound 
mind and memory do make and publish this my last will and testament in 
manner and form following. That is to say: 

First- I will and bequeath unto my daughter-in-law Maria Dorchester 
(deceased son Hooker's widow) my five pail kettle and churn. 
Secondly- I will and bequeath unto my grand daughter Delia Ann 
Dorchester (deceased son Hooker's daughter) all my personal property (the 
aforementioned kettle and churn excepted), wearing apparel and effects of 
all and every description including my cow, four beds and bedding, two 
bedsteads, one pot, one dish kettle, two flat irons, tea spoons, gold 
beads, looking glass and case of drawers and three chests together with 
all articles contained in them also twenty dollars which I have now on 
hand together with all other accounts debts and evidences of debts which I 
may have at my decease. Further, my will and desire is that the above 
named property together with all other articles and effects of all and 
every description be, at my decease, immediately delivered to Delia Ann 
or her guardian. 
Lastly- Also I do appoint my respected friend Thompson Phelps sole 
executor of this my last will and testament hereby revoking all former 
wills by me made. 

In witness whereof I have set my hand and seal this 18th day of Julv 
1835. 

Signed: Anna Dorchester 

Witnessed by:John Thompson, John Mott , Andrew L. Phelps 

Note: At the time of Anna's death none of her eight children were still 
alive . 
CA 1850 ANDREW'S 1ST MARRIAGE- A . J . Dorchester married his first wife Lydia. 
Date and place of marriage along with Lydia ' s last name and name of 
parents unknown at this time. 
1850 N.Y. CENSUS- The U.S. Census for the town of Hounsfield. Jefferson Co.. 
New York lists: 

Chauncey Smith, age 30, male, farmer, $2500 real estate, born: N.Y. 

Maria D. Smith, age 40, female, born: N.Y. (widow of Hooker Dorchester) 

Eliza Dorchester, age 20, female, born: N.Y. (aka Alvira) 

Catherine Dorchester, age 19, female, born: N.Y. 

Caroline Dorchester, age 17, female, born: N.Y. 

Elias Smith, age 11, male, born: N.Y., $2500 real estate (probable error) 

Marriette Smith, age 9, female, born: N.Y. 

Oran Smith, age 7, male, born: N.Y. 

Emily A. Smith, age 6, female, born: N.Y. 

Joseph Smith, age 1, male, borh: N.Y. 

David Scriven (sp.?), age 23, male, laborer, born: Canada 



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Barney QuacKenbush (?), age 30, male, born: Canada 

Franklin Benjamin, age 1, male, born: N . Y .( Frank lin is believed to be the 
illegitimate child of Catherine Dorchester and (?) Beniamin.) 
13 AUG 1850 CENSUS- The 1850 U.S. Census for the town of St. Vincent. Jefferson 
Co. New York includes: 

Michael Van Schaick , head of household, male, age 80, value of real 
estate $3900, occupation: farmer, born: N.Y. [father of Hooker 
Dorchester's second wife Maria Van Schaick, and grandfather of Andrew 
J. Dorchester]; 
Caroline Van Schaick, female, age 79, born: N.Y. [wife of Michaell 
Jackson Dorchester, Age 23, born N.Y. [also known as Andrew Jackson 

Dorchester, son of Hooker and Maria (Van Schaick) Dorchesterl 
Lydia Dorchester, Age 22, born: N.Y. (wife of Jackson Dorchester) 
Immediately adjacent to the above entry was: 

Michael Van Schaick, male, age 38, occupation: farmer, value of real 

estate: $2250, born: N.Y. (Probably son of the Michael listed above) 
Harriet Van Schaick, female, age 32, born: N.Y. (probably Michael' s 

wife) 
Orville E. Van Schaick, male, age 5, born: N.Y. (probably son of Michael 

and Harriet) 
Sarah A. Van Schaick, female, age 1, born: N.Y. (probably dauqhter of 

Michael and Harriet) 
Caroline Bernard (Sp.?), female, age 14, born: N.Y. (also dauqhter of 
Michael and Harriet?) 
19 NOV 1850 LAND TRANSFER- The Jefferson Co. Court House land transfer records 

in Watertown, New York lists the following as grantees in Liber 98. pq . 386 
(Note: The notations in parentheses are my editorial comments): 

Andrew J. Dorchester and his wife Lydia, Henry C. Dorchester (Andrew's 
half-brother) and his wife Margaret (Nelson), Delia Dorchester (Andrew's 
half-sister), Alfred T. Dorchester (Andrew's half-brother) and his wife 
Susan (Grow), Nathanial Perkins and his wife Martha (Dorchester) (Andrew's 
sister) and Chauncey Smith and his wife Maria (Van Schaick-Dorchester ) 
(Andrew's mother). 

(Note: The circumstances under which these Dorchester siblinqs and 
half-siblings came into joint ownership of this property isn't aooarent at 
this time . ) 
7 JAN 1852 LYDIA 'S DEATH- Lydia E. Dorchester (First wife of A. J. Dorchester) 
died at the age of 23 years. Burial was in the Dexter Cemetarv . 
Brownsville, Jefferson Co., New York. 
1853 MOVE TO BELLEVUE- Andrew Jackson Dorchester moved from New York to 

Bellevue, Jackson Co. Iowa where he became a grain miller in the employ of 
Elbridge G. Potter. 
13 APR 1854 LAND TRANSFER- The Jefferson County Court House land transfer 
records (117-542) in Watertown, N.Y. lists the following grantees: 
Chauncey Smith and Maria (Van Schaick-Dorchester) (his wife). Georqe 
Warren and Alvira (Dorchester) (his wife), Catherine Dorchester. Ely 
Warner and Caroline (Dorchester) (his wife. 
1855 N.Y .CENSUS- The New York State Census for the town of Hounsfield lists: 

Chauncy Smith, Age: 37, Male, Born: Jefferson Co., 37 years in this town, 

Occupation: Farmer. 
Maria Smith, Female, (Hooker Dorchester's Widow) Age: 46, Wife, Born: 

Albany, 40 years in this town. 
Elias B. Smith, Age: 16, Male, Born: Jefferson Co. 
Maryetta Smith, Age: 14, Female, Born: Jefferson Co. 
Orrin Smith, Age: 12, Male, Born: Jefferson Co. 
Emily Ann Smith, Age: 10, Female, Born: Jefferson Co. 



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Henry Smith, Age: 6, Male, Born: Jefferson Co. 

Alice Smith, Age: 4, Female, Born: Jefferson Co. 

Catherine Dorchester, (Hooker and Maria's Daughter) Aqe: 24. Female. Born: 

Jefferson Co. 
Franklin Benjamin, (Grandchild), Age: 5, Born: Jefferson Co. (Franklin is 
believed to be the illegitimate child of Catherine Dorchester and (?) 
Benjamin born out of wedlock. The absence of Catherine's sisters Alvira 
and Carolyn from the above list and the appearance of Franklin in 
subsequence censuses as Franklin Witt in the Eli and Catherine 
(Dorchester) Witt household lends credence to this assumption.) 
1856 CENSUS- The Iowa State Census for Bellevue, Jackson Co. Iowa lists: 
In the household of Mahlon Hyler, probably as a boarder: 
Jackson Dorchester; age 30, Male, Occupation: Clerk; Native voter; 
eligible for militia; Resident of state for three years. 
30 JUN 1857 MICHAEL VAN SCHAICK'S PEAT H-Michael Van Schaick . father of Maria 
and grandfather of Andrew J. Dorchester, died at Cape Vincent, Jefferson Co. 
New York at the age of 91 . Burial was at the Market Street Cemetery in Cape 
Vincent . 
1860 CENSUS- The U.S. Census for Bellevue, Jackson Co. Iowa lists: 
A.J. Dorchester; Age: 31; Born in New York; 
Illinois Dorchester; Wife; Age: 19; Born in Illinois; 
1860 CENSUS- The U.S. Census for the town of Hounsfield, Jefferson Co. New York 
lists : 

Chauncey Smith, age 40, male, farmer, $5000 real estate, $1800 personal 
estate, born: N.Y. 

Maria Smith, age 50, female, housekeeper, born: N.Y. (widow of Hooker 
Dorchester ) 

Maryette Smith, age 19, female, housework, born: N.Y. 

Brayton Smith, age 21, male, farmer, born: N.Y. (aka Elias B. Smith) 
Oren Smith, age 17, male, farmer, born: N.Y. 
Emily Smith, age 15, female, housework, born: N.Y. 
Henry Smith, age 11, male, born: N.Y. 
Alice Smith, age 9, female, born: N.Y. 

Alvira Dorchester, age 30, domestic, $200 personal estate, born: N.Y. (aka 
Eliza, daughter of Hooker Dorchester and Maria) 
28 APR 1860 ANDREW'S MARRIAGE- Andrew Jackson Dorchester (aqe 31) and Illinois 
Carpenter (age 20) were married at Bellevue, Iowa by W.A. Warren, Justice of 
the Peace. Children born of this marriage include: Elvira (B:1861), Georgia 
(B:1864), Nellie (B:1866), Kate (B:1868), Andrew Jr. (B:1869), Mabel 
(B:1874), Jacqueline (B:1879) and Carrie (B:1881). 
14 MAR 1863 LAND PURCHASE- A. J. Dorchester bought some Bellevue city property 

at a Sheriff's sale for $120.31. 
1865 N.Y. CENSUS- The New York State Census for Hounsfield in Jefferson Co. 
lists : 

Smith, Chauncey; Age: 44; Farmer; Born: Jefferson Co. N.Y.; 

Smith, Mariah; Age: 52 (error-should be 55); wife; Born: Herkimer Co. 

N.Y.; 
Smith, Emily; Age: 16 (error-should be 20); Daughter; Born: Jefferson Co. 
Smith, Henry; Age: 16; Son; Born: Jefferson Co. 
Smith, Alice; Age: 14; Daughter; Born: Jefferson Co. 
14 FEB 1866 MORTGAGE FORECLO SURE-Nathan Strong (Sheriff of Jefferson Co., New 

York) executed a judgement in Andrew Dorchester's behalf in an action against 
defendants Chauncey Smith, Maria Smith (Wife of Chauncev and mother of Andrew 
Dorchester) and James I.Hunt. The Supreme Court of New York had ruled in 
Dorchester's favor on 3 May 1865. The mortgage in this case had been 
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public auction held at Watertown, N. Y. on 14 February 1866, Dorchester's 
bid of $4,495 for the Chauncey Smith farm was accepted by Sheriff Strong, at 
which time the premises were conveyed to Dorchester. The Chauncey Smith farm 
consisted of two distinct lots, one of 78 acres and the other of 22 acres 
"and some hundredths" situate in Hounsfield being the same land deeded by 
James I. Hunt to Maria Smith on 16 October 1856. By deed dated 13 March 
1867, Andrew J. Dorchester and wife Illinois of Bellevue, la. sold the 
Chauncey Smith farm to George Fraser of Adams Town, Jefferson Co.. N.Y. for 
the sum of $4,400. 

14 MAR 1866 LAND PURCHASE- L. B. Potter sold a Bellevue City lot No. 228 to A. 
J. Dorchester 

15 JUN 1867 MORTGAGE- Jef ferson Co. Court House records in Watertown. N.Y. list 
an indenture (in Liber 78, pg . 310) between Maria Smith of Cape Vincent, wife 
of Chauncey Smith (and widow of Hooker Dorchester) of the first part and 
Cornelia Crevolin of the same place of the second part involving land in the 
town of Cape Vincent occupied by Caroline Van Schaick bounded by Lake 
Ontario, the Michael Van Schaick farm, etc. 

15 NOV 1867 FREDERICK MASKREY S BIRT H-Frederick George Maskrey, only son of 
William C. and Martha Maskrey and future husband of Jacqueline Dorchester, 
was born in Lyons, Iowa. 
1870 IOWA CENSUS- The U.S. Census for Bellevue, Jackson Co. Iowa lists: 

Dorchester, Andrew; Male, White, Age 42, Occupation: Grain Merchant. Real 

Estate Value: $3,000; Personal Estate Value: $5,000; Born: New York. 
Dorchester, Illinois; Female, White, Age 30, Housekeeper; Born: Illinois 
Dorchester, Alvida; Female, White, Age 10, Born: Iowa. 
Dorchester, Georgia; Female, White, Age 7, Born: Iowa. 
Dorchester, Nellie; Female, White, Age 5, Born: Iowa. 
Dorchester, Katie; Female, White, Age 3, Born: Iowa. 
Dorchester, Andrew; Male, White, Age 6 Months, Born: Iowa. 
Dorchester, Hooker; Male, White, Age 21, 0: Steamboat Clerk, B: N.Y., 
(Listed in the household of John Reed, Steamboat Engineer) 
1870 N.Y. CENSUS- The U.S. Census for Cape Vincent in Jefferson Co. lists: 

Smith, C. (Chauncey); Age: 50; Farmer; $2800 Real Estate; $620 Personal 
Estate; Born: New York; 

Smith, Maria; Age: 63; Born: N.Y.; (widow of Hooker Dorchester) 
Smith, Henry; Age: 21; Born: N.Y.; 

Van Schaick, C. (Caroline); Age:102; (Maria's mother); 
Van Schaick, Caroline; Age: 50; Born N.Y.; (Maria's sister). 
3 APR 1872 CHAUNCEY S PENSION APPLICAITION- From the Civil War service file of 
Elias B. Smith: 

The application for a Father's Pension by Chauncey Smith [husband of 
Maria (Van Schaick-Dorchester) ] Smith was rejected "because the soldier's 
mother is living" 
18 FEB1873 LAND TRANSFER- Jackson Co. Iowa Court House records (Book K. pg.71) 
lists a purchase of Lot 176 in Bellevue by Andrew J. Dorchester from L. B. 
Potter. On 3 Sep 1873 this property was sold back to L. B. Potter by Andrew 
J. Dorchester and his wife Illinois. 

Note: This property is located on Railroad (2nd) Street in Bellevue, is an 
old stone building still in good repair and recently placed on the historic 
registry. It is a large building of two stories plus basement and has been 
used for various purposes including pork processing, warehousing and as a 
saloon . 
3 JUL 1873 CAROLINE VAN SCHAICK ' S DEATH-Caroline (Truax) Van Schaick. widow of 
Michael Van Schaick and mother of Maria, died at Cape Vincent. Jefferson Co. 
New York at the age of 104 years. Burial was at the Market Street Cemetery 
in Cape Vincent . 



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22 SEP 1873 H. G.'S HAHRIAGE- Hooker G. Dorchester (nephew of A. J. Dorchester) 
was married to Josephine E. Warren at the hoie of her father, William A. 
Warren in Bellevue, Iowa by John Gilmore, Minister of the Gospel. 
8 MAR 1 874 LAND TRANSFER- J . K. and Anna W. Duncan conveyed to A. J. Dorchester 

for $1 and other considerations a quit claim deed for Jackson Co. farm land. 
1875 N.Y. CENSUS- The New York State Census for Cape Vincent in Jefferson Co. 
lists : 

Smith, Chauncey; Age: 55; Farmer, Native Owner, Born: Jefferson Co. 
Smith, Maria; Age: 65; Wife; Born: Albany, N.Y.; (Widow of Hooker 

Dorchester ) 
Smith, Henry; Age: 26, Son; Farmer; 
Smith, Alice; Age: 23, Daughter; 
CA 1875 JACKSON CO. HISTORY- From a History of Jackson Co. — A. J. DORCHESTER & 
Co. located at the foot of Front Street, near the union of Mill Creek with 
the Mississippi. It was built by Potter & Hayes in 1855, and is equipped 
with double rotary and gangedger saws, and has a capacity for sawing 30.000 
feet of lumber per day. The mill is owned and operated by A. J. and H. G. 
Dorchester under the firm name given above. These gentlemen handle about two 
million feet of lumber per season of five months. 
7 APR 1875 LAND PURCHASE- L . B. Potter and wife sold to A.J. Dorchester and M. 

R. Brown Bellevue Real Estate. 
29 FEB 1876 W. H.'S MARRIAGE- W. Hardy Dorchester (son of Alfred T.) was 

married to M. A. Cassin in Jackson Co. Iowa by John Gilmore, minister. 
25 JUL 1877 LAND PURCHASE- A. J. Dorchester bought Jackson Co. farm land from 

Elizabeth O'Neil estate for $400. 
1878 BELLEVUE DIRECTORY- The Bellevue, Jackson Co. Iowa Directory lists: 
Dorchester, A.J.; Res: Front St. between Spruce and Elm Streets; 
Dorchester, A.J. and Co. (A.J., H.G. and W.H. Dorchester): Manufacturers 
of lumber, lath, shingles, and dealers in sash, doors and blinds; 
Located at the south end of Front Street. 
Dorchester, H.G.; Res: Third St. between Vine and Church 
Dorchester, W.H.; Res: Second St. between Vine and Rose 

In the section entitled "MERCHANTS AND MANUFACTURERS OF BELLEVUE CITY": 

A. J. DORCHESTER ANO CO 
It is estimated that there is $144,000,000 in the lumber industry, as 
well as lumber interest emplying 200,000 men. The above firm are proprietors 
of the Bellevue Saw Mill, and in their business capacity represent the chief 
manufacturing interests of the place. Their mill erected about eleven years 
ago on the south side of Water Street, occupies 30X90 feet, and is run 
entirely by steam. They employ about thirty-five hands, and turn out about 
30,000 feet of lumber per day, besides shingles, lath, etc. This firm have 
ever been identified with every movement that was wisely designed to promote 
the prosperity of the city of Bellevue. 
28 JAN 1879 JACQUELINE'S BIRTH- Jacqueline (AKA Queenie), the seventh child of 
Andrew Jackson and Illinois (Carpenter) Dorchester, was born at Bellevue. 
Iowa . 
1879 JACKSON CO. HISTORY- The Jackson Co. Iowa History published by the Western 
Historical Co. includes the following biography: 

A. J. Dorchester, firm of A. J. Dorchester and Co. Lumber, Bellevue; 
Born in 1827, in Jefferson Co. New York, in 1853, he came to Bellevue and 
engaged with E.G. Potter in milling and so continued till 1870, when Mr. 
Potter retired fron the firm. He married Miss Illinois Carpenter, a niece 
(error-should be stepdaughter) of ex-governor Ansel Briggs, the first 
governor of Iowa; she was born in Rhode Island (error-should be Rock Island, 
Illinois); they have six children--Elvira , George (error-should be Georqia or 
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H. G. Dorchester, of the firm of A. J. Dorchester & Co., lumber, Bellevue; 
was born in 1848, in Jefferson Co., N. Y. In 1870, he came to Bellevue; was 
captain of a steamer running between Galena and Bellevue, three or four 
seasons; afterward in the produce business, firm of Allen & Co., about two 
years. In 1875, he associated himself with his present firm: has been Citv 
Clerk; is a member of the School Board. Married Josie Warren in 1873; she 
was born in Bellevue. They have two children- Ethel and W. A. 
1880 IOWA CENSUS- The U.S. Census for the city and township of Bellevue, 
Jackson Co. Iowa lists: 

Dorchester, A.J.; Age: 52; Born in New York; Res: Water St., Bellevue. 

Dorchester, Illinois; Wife; Age: 39; Born in New Jersey; (error-should be 
Illinois ) 

Dorchester, Georgina ; daughter; Age: 16; Born: Iowa 

Dorchester, Nellie; daughter; Age: 14; Born: Iowa 

Dorchester, Katie; daughter; Age: 12; Born: Iowa 

Dorchester, Mabel; daughter; Age: 6; Born: Iowa 

Dorchester, Jacqueline; daughter; Age: 1; Born: Iowa 
1880 N.Y. CENSUS- The U.S. Census for Cape Vincent in Jefferson Co. New York 
lists : 

Smith, Chauncey; Age: 61 

Smith, Maria; Age: 70 (Hooker Dorchester's widow) 

Smith, Henry E. Age: 31 (Chauncey and Maria's Son) 

Smith, Addie; Age: 30 (Henry's wife?) 

Smith, Lucy M. ; Age: 11/12 yr. (child of Henry and Addie?) 
9 AUG1880 LAND PURCHASE- Elizabeth Titus (formerly Elizabeth O'Neil) sold to A. 

J. Dorchester for $1 and other considerations, 80 acres in Jackson Co. 
17 NOV 1880 LAND SALE- A. J. Dorchester and wife (Illinois) sold Jackson Co. 

Iowa farm land to James Hitchcock for $400. 
14 FEB 1882 LAND SALE- A. J. Dorchester sold Jackson Co. real estate to 

Frederick Fiordt. 
26 MAY 1886 MARIA'S PENSION CLAIH- From Elias B. Smith's service record: 

In the mother's pension claim No. 330,033 of Mrs. Maria Smith as mother of 
Elias Smith late of Co. I, 10th Reg ' t . N. Y. H. A. Vols. 
STATE OF NEW YORK, COUNTY OF JEFFERSON, ss 

On this 26th day of May 1886, before me the undersigned, personally came 
Eli Witt of Brownville in the said Co., to me known, and whom I certify to be 
a credible person, who, first being by me duly sworn, says that he has known 
the claimant's husband Chauncey Smith since about 1860, and knows that during 
all said time the claimant has suffered severely with what the Doctors 
claimed was kidney complaint indicated by his complaints and have known said 
husband Chauncey Smith to be confined to his bed for days at a time. The 
claimant or claimant's husband during all the time have never had any real or 
personal property of any great value, claimant and family moved to Cape 
Vincent about 1866, helped move the family, the son Elias worked the farm 
before he enlisted and seemed to be the sole support of the family. 

The complaints and indications have extended through out all the time 
aforesaid, year by year. During the said time the incapacity of the 
claimant's husband for performance of general manual labor by reason of the 
said disabilities has been according to deponent's best judgement, fully 3 
quarters of a man-days work. The situation of deponent, bringing him in 
contact with the claimant and putting him in position to know the said facts 
has been as follows: I have visited claimant and family from 4 to 6 times a 
year and stop with them from 4 to 8 days at a time such visits have been each 
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17 JUL 1886 MARIA'S PENSION CLAIM- From Elias B. Smiths service record: 
SURGEON'S CERTIFICATE OF EXAMINATION OF A DEPENDENT RELATIVE 

CLAIM NO. 338,023 

State: New York, County: Jefferson 

Post Office: Watertown, July 17,1886 

We hereby certify that we have carefully examined Chauncey Smith, 
husband of Maria Smith, who claims a pension as the dependant mother of Elias 
B. Smith, Co. I, N. Y. H. Art'y. who is alleged to have died August 12, 1864 
and that in our opinion, based on such examination , the said Chauncey Smith 
is and has been physically incapacitated for the support of himself and 
family, the nature, degree and duration of his disability being as follows: 
He is 66 years of age. wt . 100, hgt . 5 ft. 6 in. pulse is 98, R. 18, Temp. 99 
and he is a habitual opium eater and admits that he has eaten it for 20 
years. Tongue coated, skin wrinkled, muscular system wasted, heart action 
irregular, valvular sounds healthy, (?) of chest shows hepatized condition of 
base of right lung, respiration over left lung (?) and over upper portion of 
right lung, and in our opinion the lung trouble in the base of right lung has 
existed for years and so far as we are able to judge he is not able to do but 
very little work if any. 

We believe this man contracted the opium habit while being treated for 
lung trouble 20 years ago and the use of the drug has held the disease in 
abeyance and that he has been disabled for performing manual labor for the 
same length of time. 

Signed: W. R. Mowbridge, Pres . , H. H. Deane, Sec, M. J. Hutchins, 
Treas . Exanining Surgeons 

11 AUG 1886 MARIA'S PENSION CLAIM- From Elias B. Smith's service record: 

State of New York, Jefferson County 

William P. Massey, being sworn says: that he is a resident of Brownville 
in said County, that he is a practising physician and as such has attended 
Chauncey Smith of Hounsfield, Jefferson Co. and is often called on to 
prescribe for said Smith. 

That many years ago said Smith had one leg badly broken, from which he 
has suffered more or less ever since. That about two years ago the other leg 
was broken, and that from various causes the constitution of said Smith is 
prematurely broken down so that he is unable to perform much hard labor. 
That he has no interest in this claim of said Smith for a Pension. 
Signed: W. P. Massey, M.D. 

24 SEP 1888 MARIA'S PENSION CLAIM- From the Civil War Service File of Elias B. 
Smith [son of Chauncey and Maria (Van Schaick, Dorchester] Smith: 

Original pension declaration of Mrs. Maria Smith of near Cape Vincent, N. Y. 
as Mother of Elias B. Smith, late of Co. I, 10th Reg ' t . N. Y. H. A. Vols. 

State of New York, County of Jefferson-ss 

On this 24th day of September 1888, before me the undersigned, personally 
came Mrs. Maria Smith, of Cape Vincent, in the said county, aged 78 years, to 
me known and whom I certify to be a credible person, who, first being by me 
duly sworn, says, that she is the wife of Chauncey Smith, and resides with 
him near Cape Vincent, aforesaid 4 she & her said husband are the parents of 
the aforesaid Elias B. Smith who she says on information and belief was a 
private in Co. I, 10th reg ' t . N. Y. H. A. Vols., & that he died at City 
Point, Va . , of Typhoid Fever, which was contracted by him while acting in the 
line of his duty, & without his fault or neglect. Her said husband Chauncey 
Smith is aged 68 years, & because of his poor health and infirmities, was not 
able to support his family during the latter portion of the time that they 
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Elias Smith prior to his enlistment, resided with them and contributed 
towards their support and they were largely dependant upon such contributions 
for their support, because of the ill health of the father, & the fact that 
they then possessed no valuable property of any kind & have not now, but only 
a little household goods & etc. 

The said Elias B. Smith left him surviving no widow or children, & he 
was never married. He did leave him surviving brothers & sisters all of whom 
still survive and their names and ages are substantially as follows, viz: 

Maryette Smith 47 years 

Orin Smith 45 ■ 

Emily Smith 43 

Henry Smith 39 " 

Alice Smith 37 
and her family when said son died consisted of her husband, herself and said 
children. She respectfully applies for pension on account of the service & 
death of the said Elias B. Smith, alleging that he contributed to his parents 
support, and that they were largely dependent upon such contributions for 
their support. Said Elias was her first son, and aged 25 years at his death. 
She appoints Francis N. Fitch, of Watertown, in the said Co. her true and 
lawful attorney, to prosecute this claim and receive lawful compensation 
therefor . 

Claimant's Post Office address is now Cape Vincent, Jefferson Co. N.Y. 
her 
Signed: Maria (X) Smith 

mark 
Witnesses to mark: 
Signed: H. E. Smith 

Miss Emily Walrath 

Also personally appeared Henry E. Smith and Eli Witt of Cape Vincent and 
Brownville aforesaid, to me well known and whom I certify to be credible and 
respectable, who first being by me duly sworn, severally say: that they were 
present and saw the applicant Maria Smith sign her name by mark to the 
foregoing declaration; that from the appearence of the applicant, and their 
knowledge of her they believe her to be the identical person she in the said 
declaration represents herself to be; that they have no pecuniary interest in 
this claim, and that their post office address is Cape Vincent, Jefferson Co. 
New York as to Smith and Brownville, New York as to Witte 
Witnesses to Mark: Signed: Henry E. Smith, Eli Witt 

Note: Eli Witt is the husband of Maria's daughter Catherine (Dorchester) 
Witt. 

13 OCT 1888 LAND SALE- A. J. Dorchester and wife (Illinois) sold Jackson Co. 
real estate to W. J. Moona. 

14 DEC 1888 MARIA'S PENSION CLAIM- From Elias B. Smith ' s service record: 

In the mother's Pension Claim No. 338,023 of Mrs. Maria Smith, as mother of 
Elias Smith late of Co. I, 10th Reg ' t . N. Y. H. A. Vols. 
STATE OF NEW YORK, C0U0NTY OF JEFFERSON ss. 

On this 14th day of December 1888, before me, the undersigned, 
personally came Eli Witt, of near Limerick, N. Y. in the said Co., to me 
known, and whom I certify to be a credible person, who first being by me duly 
sworn, says: that he has known claimant, and her husband, Chauncey Smith 
since the year 1862, and knows that during all said time the said Smith has 
been in poor health and able to perform, or at least did perform very little 
labor, and not sufficient for his support on an average, at any time during 
said period of acquaintance, and the claimant was supported by her own labor, 
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he became of sufficient age and ability to care for her, and since then she 
has been suported by him, and for a large portion of the time the said 
Chauncey has also been supported by him, and for a large portion of the time 
the said Chauncey has also been dependent upon the said Henry for his 
support. Neither the claimant nor her husband during any portion of said 
time was possessed of any valuable estate, or property of any hnd or nature. 

Deponent's situation putting him in position to Know said facts has been 
as follows: During all said time deponent has been a son in law of claimant 
& intimately acquainted. From the time that Elias was able to work until his 
death he contributed toward his parents' support and the above in type writer 
print must be qualified accordingly. In 1864, to the certain Knowledge of 
deponent said Chauncey Smith did not work any land or perform any work of any 
value or has he since. 

Said Elias worked for deponent the last place before his enlistment and 
deponent paid his wages of about $4.00 to the parents, with said soldier's 
consent . 
23 APR 1889 MARIA'S PENSION APPLICATION- From Elias B. Smith's Civil War 

service file: 
In the Mother's Pension Claim No. 338,023 of Mrs. Maria Smith, as mother of 

Elias Smith late of Co. I, 10th Reg ' t . , N. Y. H. A. Vols. 
STATE OF NEW YORK, COUNTY OF JEFFERSON, ss 

On this 23rd day of April 1889, before me the undersigned, personally 
came Francis N. Fitch, of Watertown, in the said Co., to me Known, and whom I 
certify to be a credible person, who, first being by me duly sworn, says; 
that he is an attorney & counsellor at law, duly admitted to practice in the 
courts of this state, & in the U. S. District Court, as he has occasion so to 
do; that he has aade careful examination of the records in the Jefferson 
County Clerk's Office, by means of the general indices, &c , in the manner 
that searches are always made, & believes that the annexed real estate 
statement is in all respects correct, & also that is all that the record 
gives respecting interests of said Maria Smith in lands in Jefferson County. 

Deponent did not find the deed of about half-acre of land, referred to in 
No. 6, & believed that same has never been recorded. 

Michael Van Schaick ' s will, No. 5, does not give description of the land 
devised, but the same can be given aliunde (from other sources) if desired. 
Deponent resided at Cape Vincent from fall of 1863 to April 30th, 1873, & 
knew of the said parties, 4 knew from general report that the said Caroline 
was a person of unsound mind, & a very great charge, & deponent understood 
that Mrs. Smith commonly at least took care of the said widow & daughter, & 
from what deponent heard of it from time to time in his opinion the devise of 
the land with such incumbrances did not convey any valuable beneficial 
interest . 

Deponent was wholly unable to collect his said judgement because of the 
impecunious situation of the judgement debtor. 
ANNEXED REAL ESTATE STATEMENT 

No. 1) Quit-claim deed from James I. Hunt A wife to Maria Smith dated 16 Oct 
1856 for a consideration of $2,983.42 conveys a farm in Houndsfield, 
Jefferson Co. N.Y. consisting of 2 distinct lots- one of 78 acres, and 
one of 22 acres and some hundredths. The purchase was financed by the 
following mortgage loans. 

a) Loan of $583.42 from James I. Hunt to Maria Smith secured by a 

mortgage dated 16 Oct 1856 on the premises referenced in No. 1 above. 
This mortgage was subsequently assigned to Andrew J. Dorchester 
(Maria's son) on 11 Sep 1862, who entered a judgement of foreclosure 
on 16 May 1865. 



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b) Loan of $2,400.00 from Andrew J. Dorchester (Maria's son) to Maria 
Smith dated 16 Oct 1856 secured by a mortgage on the premises 
described in item 1 above. This mortgage loan was also foreclosed by 
A. J. Dorchester on 16 May 1865. 

2) On 25 Jan 1861 Maria Smith issued a $2,000.00 mortgage on the premises 
described in item 1 above to secure Hunt for a liability he had assumed 
for Mrs. Smith. Principal to be paid in 2 years with interest due 
annually . 

3) On 9 March 1854, the will of Michael Van Schaick (Maria's Smith's father) 
conveyed his real estate to Maria and two sisters subject to life estate 
in widow and youngest daughter Caroline Van Schaick. Court House records 
do not describe the land. 

4) On 15 June 1867, Maria and Chauncey Smith mortgaged about 1/2 acre in the 
town of Cape Vincent (which had been previously conveyed to Maria Smith 
by Michael Van Schaick, Jr. and wife) to Cornelia R. Crevolin for a 
consideration of $1,1567. Principal to be repaid in five equal annual 
installments with interest payable annually. This mortgage was later 
assigned to John H. Moore on 15 Jun 1873. Its discharge was recorded on 
16 Jun 1879. 

JUDGEMENTS 

1) Andrew J. Dorchester (Maria's son) Vs. Maria Smith, Chauncey Smith and 
James I. Hunt. Foreclosure, deficiency $72.28. Docketed 16 May 1865. 

2) Maria Smith Vs. Simon Ross, costs of 57.43 unpaid, 7 March 1867. 

3) Maria Smith Vs. Sidney Brimmer, 24 Jun 1867, costs $70.57. 

4) Luther J. Dorwin Vs. Maria Smith, 6 Nov 1867, Damages $230.30, Costs 

$90 . 93 . 

5) Frances N. Fitch Vs. Maria Smith, 25 Jun 1868, Damages $50.00, Costs 

$2.70. 

6) Eve Kelsey Vs. Maria Smith, 11 Mar 1870, Costs and Damages $23.90. 

18 JUN 1889 MARIA'S PENSION APPLICATION- From Elias B. Smith's Civil War 

service file: 

Maria (Van Schaick-Dorchester ) Smith's application for a Mother's pension 
was approved at a rate of $12.00 per month commencing 19 April 1886. 
27 JUL 1890 ILLINOIS' DEATH - Illinois (Carpenter) Dorchester, wife of A.J. and 
mother of Jacqueline, died at Bellevue, Iowa of an ovarian abscess and was 
buried in the Presbyterian Cemetary at Bellevue. Jacqueline's age at the 
time: 11 years. Gravestone marking: Illie C. Dorchester— Born August 20, 
1840, Died July 27, 1890. 
29 JUL 1890 ILLINOIS' OBITUARV- The Bellevue, Iowa Herald published the 
following announcement: 

The death of Mrs. Illinois Dorchester, wife of A. J. Dorchester was made 
known Sunday morning. She breathed her last at 2 a.m. Her death was by no 
means unexpected, as she has been almost constantly confined to her bed since 
the 9th day of last December, and at the time of her death was almost a 
skeleton. She was 49 years, 11 months and 6 days of age. The funeral took 
place Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock from her residence, Rev. Breckenndge 
officiating. Her remains were taken to the Presbyterian cemetary for 
interment followed by a large number of sorrowing friends. 
31 JUL 1890 ILLINOIS OBITUARV- The Bellevue, Iowa Leader Newspaper published 
the following obituary: 

MRS. A. J. DORCHESTER 
Mrs Illinois Dorchester, wife of A. J. Dorchester died at her home 
in this city last Sunday morning in the 50th year of her life after a long 
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She was born in Rock Island, Illinois in August of 1840. She was married to 
A. J. Dorchester in April of 1860 and has resided in Bellevue ever since. 
She leaves a husband and seven daughters to mourn her loss, namely: Mrs. Vida 
M. Wilson, Georgina M., Nellie C, Mabel, Jacqueline and Carrie B. 
Dorchester, all present at her death. The deceased was a lady of kind and 
generous heart and she will be greatly missed by her family and friends. The 
funeral took place Monday afternoon Rev. Breckinridge conducting the 
religeous ceremonies. A large crowd of people attended the funeral. 

1893 CHAUMCEY SMITH'S DEATH- Chauncey Smith, second husband of Maria (Van 

Schaick-Dorchester ) Smith died (probably at Clayton) in Jefferson Co. New 
York. Burial was at the Market Street Cemetary in Cape Vincent, New York. 
6 APR 1893 MABEL'S DEATH- Mabel, daughter of Andrew J. and Illinois Dorchester, 

died of consumption in Bellevue on the 19th anniversary of her birthday. 
1895 CENSUS- The Iowa State Census for Bellevue, Jackson Co. Iowa lists: 

Head of household: A. J. Dorchester; Age 76 (Error-Should be 68); Male; 
Widowed; Born in New York; Religion: None; Eligible to vote; 
Nellie Dorchester; Age 28; Female; Single; Keeping house; Born: Jackson 

Co . ; Rel : None . 
Kittie Dorchester; Age 26; Female; Single; Born: Jackson Co.; Rel: None. 
Jacquline Dorchester; Age 16; Female, Single; Born Jackson Co.; Religion: 

Congregational . 
Carrie Dorchester; Age: 13; Female, Single, Born: Jackson Co.; Rel: Cong. 
Vida Wilson, Age: 33; Female; Divorced; Born: Jackson Co.; Rel: None. 
Charley Wilson, Age: 8; Male; Single; Born in Illinois; Rel: None. 
Head of household: Frank Fanning; Age: 30; B: Jackson Co.; subject to 
military duty; Eligible to vote; 

Georgia (Dorchester) Fanning; Age: 30; B: Illinois (error-should be 

Jackson Co.); Keeping house; Rel: None; 
Nina Fanning; Age: 4; B: Jackson Co. 
Head of household: H. G. Dorchester (A.J.'s nephew); Age 46; Married; Born: 
New York; Lumber merchant; Rel: Universalist ; 
Josie E. Dorchester; Age: 43; Married; Born: Jackson Co.; Keeping house; 

Rel: Universalist; 
Ethel Dorchester; Age: 20; Single; Born: Jackson Co. 
A. W. Dorchester; Age: 18; Single; Born: Jackson Co.; Subject to military 

duty . 
A. J. Dorchester: Age: 16; Single; Born: Jackson Co. 
D. (Delia) A. Dorchester; Age: 79; Single; Born: New York; 

Julia S. Warren; Age: 76; Widowed; Born: New York; Rel: Congregat ionalist 
23 JUjj 1895 MARIA'S DEATH- Maria (Van Schaick-Dorchester) Smith, widow of 

Hooker Dorchester and Chauncey Smith and great-great grandmother of Patricia 
Swanson, died at Clayton, Jefferson Co. N.Y. at the age of 86. Burial was at 
the Market Street Cemetary in Cape Vincent, New York. 
1900 JACKSOM CO. CENSUS- The U.S. Census for Bellevue, Jackson Co. Iowa lists: 
A.J. Dorchester; Born in New York Sept 1827; Age: 72 years; Occupation: 

Scale Master. 
Nellie Dorchester; Daughter; Born in Iowa Oct 1866; Age: 33 years. 
Jacqueline Dorchester; Daughter; Born in Iowa Jan 1879; Age: 21 years. 
Carrie Dorchester; Daughter; Born in Iowa June 1881; Age: 18 years. 
Vida Wilson; Daughter; 4 children, 3 alive,; Born March 1861 in Iowa; Age: 

39; Divorced; Married 23 years; 
Jessie Wilson; Grandson; Born September 1883 in Illinois; Age: 16; 

Occupation: Farmhand; 
Charles Wilson; Grandson; Born September 1887 in Illinois; Age: 12; 



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In a separate household were: 

Hooker G. Dorchester; Head; B: Oct 1848; Age 51; 

Josephine Dorchester; Wife; B: Feb 1852; Age 48; 

A. J. Dorchester; Son; B: Aug 1878; Age: 20; 

Julia Warren; Mother-in-Law; B: Jan 1814; Age: 86; 

Delia Dorchester; Aunt; B: Jun 1815; Age: 84; 

Emma Heldt , (Servant?), B: June 1880, Age: 19, B: Germany; 
1900 WISCONSIN CENSUS- The census for the city of Madison, Dane Co., Wisconsin 
lists : 

DeWald, John A. B: Iowa Aug 1868; Age:31; Married 9 yrs.; Parents born 
Iowa; Occupation: Contractor; Res: 21 N. Henry St. 

DeWald, Kitt; Wife; B: Iowa Nov. 1869; M: 9 yrs.; Parents born Iowa; 

Also 5 boarders listed, no relation. 
Note: Madison, WI city directories include a listing for John and Katharine 
(Dorchester) Dewald in 1902 thru 1907 at 928 Jenifer St. 
5 DEC 1903 ANDREW'S INJURV- The following article appeared in the Sabula, Iowa 
Gazette Newspaper: 

A. J. Dorchester of Bellevue, had his right hand injured by the 
accidental discharge of a shotgun Wednesday of last week. In company with 
another young man Att . Bittner, he was returning from a hunting trip on the 
islands above Bellevue when the accident occurred. They had some live decoys 
in coops on a sled which they were pushing along on the ice ahead of them, 
Dorchester pushing with the butt of his gun when the weapon slipped and was 
discharged. The fleshy part of his hand just below the wrist was badly 
lacerated and several shots entered his arm below the elbow. His coat sleeve 
was completely torn away as far as the elbow and the escape from a much more 
serious injury was very fortunate. 

10 FEB 1904 GEORGIA'S MARRIAGE- Georgia M. Dorchester, daughter of Andrew J. 

and Illinois Dorchester, was married to Frank S. Fanning by a Justice of the 

Peace in Savannah, Carroll Co., Illinois. On the marriage license, his age 

is given as 38 and hers as 36. 

Note: Georgia appears to have exercised a woman's privilege of 

understating her age. Other documents place her birth in 1864 making her 40 

rather than 36 years old at the time of her marriage. 
9 AUG 1904 ANDREW'S DEATH- Andrew Jackson Dorchester Age: 77, father of 

Jacqueline, died at Bellevue, Iowa of apoplexy after being in poor health for 

a number of years and was buried in the Presbyterian Cemetary at Bellevue. 

Jacqueline's age at the time: 25. 

Gravestone markings: 

A. J. Dorchester — Born September 23, 1827, Died August 9, 1904 
Illie C. Dorchester — Born August 20, 1840, Died July 27, 1890 
Andrew J. Dorchester — Born December 17, 1869; Died May 2, 1872 
Mabel A. Dorchester — Born April 6, 1874; Died: April 6, 1893 
Nina L. Wilson — Born August 7, 1884, Died June 20, 1888 
Small headstones marked: FATHER, MOTHER, NINA, MABEL AND JACKIE JR. 
Note: The main family monument is topped with the statue of a 

reclining small boy and his dog. The boy is believed to represent Andrew 

Jackson Dorchester, Jr. (who died in 1872 at the age of 2 1/2) and signifies 

the families great sense of loss upon the first death in the family and of 

A.J.'s only son and namesake. 

11 AUG 1904 ANDREWS OBITUARV- The Bellevue, Iowa Leader newspaper published 
the following obituary: 

A. J. DORCHESTER DEAD 
He passed away last Tuesday, aged 77 years. 

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of one of Bellevuo's prominent citizens, Mr. A.J. Dorchester, who has been 
in ill health for a number of years. The deceased was born in Jefferson 
Co., New York in 1827 and came to Bellevue in 1853. He was engaged in 
varioue pursuits here principally saw milling, gristmilling and 
pork-packing and for many years was one of Bellevues leading businessmen. 
He was married in 1860 to Miss Illinois Carpenter, a niece of Governor 
Ansel Briggs the first governor of Iowa. She died in August 1890. Eight 
Children were the fruits of this union of whom six survive: Mrs. Elvira 
Wilson, Mrs. Frank Fanning, Mrs Fred Stulken, Mrs. Kate DeWalt , Miss 
Jacqueline, and Mrs. Carrie Rentz. 

The funeral will be held Friday morning at 9:00 O'clock from the 
house, Rev. Memmott officiating. 

(Note:The comment regarding Illinois Dorchester's relationship with Gov. 

Ansel Briggs is in error. She was the Governor's stepdaughter instead of his 

niece . ) 
16 AUG 19Q4 OBITUARY- The following obituary appeared in the Bellevue, Iowa 

newspaper : 

A. J. DORCHESTER 

On Tuesday evening, August 9th, at about 7:30 o'clock, A. J. 
Dorchester breathed his last at his home on South Front Street. The news of 
his death created the utmost surprise as he was around during the forenoon of 
that day and appeared as well as usual, but during the afternoon he was 
attacked by a pain in the region of his heart which gradually grew worse, and 
his physicians were able to give only temporary relief, and at the time above 
stated death came to his relief. 

Mr. Dorchester was a native of New York, where he was born in 
Jefferson County in 1827. He came to Bellevue in 1853 and for a number of 
years was one of this city's most enterprising and energetic citizens, he 
being engaged in milling both flour and lumber, and during the time when 
dressed hogs only found a market here he was engaged in the porkpacking 
business. But business failures had retired him from active business life 
and ill health driven him to the the seclusion of his home, and of late years 
he was seldom seen in the business centers of the town. He is gone but not 

forgotten . 

In 1860 Mr. Dorchester was united in marriage to Miss Illinois 
Carpenter, a step-daughter of Governor Ansel Briggs, the first governor of 
Iowa. She preceded him to the grave about fourteen years ago. Eight 
children, seven girls and one boy, was the result of this union, six of whom 
survive--Mrs. Elvira Wilson, Mrs. Frank Fanning, Mrs. Fred Stulken, Mrs. Kate 
DeWalt, Miss Jacqeline and Mrs. Carrie Rentz. 

The funeral occurred last Friday morning from the family residence, 
the services being conducted by Rev. C. Memmott of the Presbyterian church. 
The remains were interred in the family lot in the Presbyterian Cemetery. 
The pall bearers were M. G. Hyler. Hon. A.G.Kegler, Wm. Keister, Wm. Hinman, 
Sam Campbell and Adam Schmidt. 

9 NOV 19Q5 NAVAL VOYAGE- The following article appeared in the Bellevue, Iowa 

Leader newspaper. 

TRIf> WITH PRESIDENT 
IN A LETTER TO HIS PARENTS, FRED DORCHESTER TELLS OF A GREAT TRIP 

WHEN HE MET PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT 

Fred Dorchester, eldest son of Mr and Mrs. H. G. Dorchester has written 
his parents a very interesting letter telling of his trip on the West 
Virginia from New Orleans to Annapolis. Mr. Dorchester is in the employ of 
the Deforest Wireless Company and evidently one of their best men. The 
parents have kindly permitted its publication. 



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BROOKLYN, N. Y. NOV.3--DEAR FOLKS: Wanted to write you sooner but 
couldn't do it as I was too busy on the boat and since leaving the boat have 
been bustling around getting ready to leave for Colon, Panama, where I am 
going in a few days to test out a high power station and probably be gone all 
winter . 

That trip on the West Virginia was the finest experience I have ever had 
and it is needless to say that I enjoyed every minute of the whole trip. It 
was a novelty even to the old timers on the boat from the fact that it was 
the first time in the history of this country that a squadron cruised in 
company at a speed of 18 knots and over and the first time that a President 
has taken such a trip. 

The boats didn't race as was at first reported they intended to but just 
formed a column and made a fast run. We left the Pennsylvania and Colorado 
at Key West and went to New Orleans alone for the President and on the way 
back, they joined us while going through Key West at full speed and the 
Maryland joined 40 miles south of the mouth of Chesapeake Bay, and the four 
ships run up to Annapolis together. 

We were at anchor at South Pass (one of the branches of the Mississippi 
where it enters the Gulf) waiting for the President at the time the accident 
occurred to the Magnolia and were notified by wireless that the Magnolia had 
been beached and the President had transferred to the Ivy so no one on board 
the West Virginia felt any alarm when the President failed to arrive on time. 

It was a perfect day, cool enough to be comfortable and no clouds or 
wind, and the ship had been scrubbed and painted until it was in first class 
condition. The Ivy came up abeam at 9:30 a.m. with the President alone on 
the after deck and received the salute of 21 guns and the President came 
right aboard the West Virginia and we left at once for Key West at a 19 knot 
clip. The President sent his wife a wireless as soon as he came aboard and 
Captain Lay of the Marines, who was acting as newspaper correspondent, sent 
an account of the accident to the Magnolia and telling of the President ' s 
safe arrival aboard the West Virginia. 

At 2 o'clock that afternoon the President made an inspection of the ship 
and was taken to every nook and corner and I had the pleasure when he came to 
the wireless of being introduced to him by the Admiral. Was too busy on the 
way up to see much of him and the only talk I had with him was Sunday night 
when the Admiral called me up on the after bridge where he and the President 
were alone. The boat was plowing into a heavy sea and the wind was blowing a 
gale from the northeast and spray was flying all over the ship. It was so 
dark we could hardly see each other but I had what I wanted, a talk with the 
President. He wore a soft felt hat and an oil skin slicker and the Admiral 
had on a slicker. 

The sea was high all day Sunday and before they slowed down all the 
stanchions and ventilators and the jackstaff on the forward deck were washed 
away and the windows of the wheel house broken in. A man was washed 
overboard from the Colorado and drowned and her forward deck ventilators and 
stanchions were carried away and a life boat smashed to pieces. Half the 
crew was seasick and Secretary Loeb was in bed all the way up on acccount of 
seasickness . 

We were in communication with land at all times of the day and night all 
the way up and I was on duty practically all the time. There was only one 
operator on board and he was no good on long distance work so I had to stay 
close. I sent all that press matter and had good luck getting it off. Our 
spark was heard all over the country and the papers are full of accounts of 
our work. 



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Early Sunday morning when wo were 200 Miles west of Key West the Admiral 
sent wireless orders to the Colorado and Pennsylvania lying at Key West, to 
be prepared to join us at an 18 knot speed five miles south of that port at 
noon, and when we came in sight they were steaming toward us and dead ahead. 
When within two miles of us they were ordered to steer north and northwest, 
swung around in front of us, took their course at a slow speed saluting the 
President's flag in turn as we passed. It was a pretty sight and made a 
person think of war to hear the cannons going off and see the puff of smoke 
at the side of a warship. 

They fell in line very nicely and came up to speed but we hadn't gone 
far before the Colorado had to stop the starboard engine to fix a loose brass 
and dropped clear out of sight before it was fixed. It took her six or seven 
hours to reach her place again. It was interesting to watch her come up as 
you could imagine that you were being chased by a hostile fleet. 

It was a pretty sight all the way watching the Pennsylvania and Colorado 
plunging into the waves and the spray flying over them. In fact it's a sight 
to watch vessels follow you day and night only a ship's length astern even in 
smooth weather. We met the Maryland 40 miles south of Cape Henry and as soon 
as sighted the Admiral gave her a course by wireless and she fell in easily 
at the 18 knot speed. The President's yacht Dolphin lay at Lynn Haven Bay 
awaiting us but reported the bay too rough for small boats and she was 
ordered to proceed farther up the bay by wireless. When they found a calmer 
spot she reported her position and we went to her. The President transferred 
to the Dolphin about midnight Monday night. We coaled there Tuesday and 
proceeded to Annapolis. At seven Wednesday while we were still at anchor the 
British squadron of six cruisers passed us on their way up the bay to 
Annapolis. They were in single file steaming along at 13 knots with the 
flagship Drake in the lead and, although it's an awful thing to say of the 
pride of the English fleet, they certainly looked like a flock of ducks 
paddling along. 

We reached Annapolis at two p.m. passing the North Atlantic fleet, eight of 
them in line with the British fleet anchored near, and I took a good look at 
all of them from the forward bridge. The old Iowa made me think of home but 
I must say she looked pretty small alongside the Kentucky and Kearsage. The 
West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Colorado and Maryland are sister ships and 
without a doubt were the prettiest in the bunch. 

I came ashore soon after we anchored and spent a couple of hours seeing 
Annapolis with the bay pilot who brought us up and was on his way to 
Baltimore, then left for New York. Had to lay over two hours in Baltimore 
which gave me a chance to see a little of the city, then came right on 
through to New York arriving here at 3 o'clock in the morning. Stopped in to 
see A.J. for an hour or two then came over to Ed's. 

Expected to take second trick at 12 Broadway but they have me booked for 
Colon and I am just as well satisfied for the winter. 

We had a lovely trip down from Newport, Rhode Island. I got up there at 
ten Sunday night and went out to the West Virginia on the first boat that 
came in and was given a nice stateroom with the officers in the after part of 
the ship and joined their mess. The room was large and well furnished having 
a large white oak chiffonier, big writing desk with nice mirror, fancy wash 
bowl with cabinet above for medicines, tooth brushes shaving outfit, etc., 
shelves for books, nice bunk with drawers below and laundry boxes at the 
sides, and an electric fan. 

Right aft from this room were five bath tubs and two showers with hot 
and cold and salt and fresh water. The mess room was large, light and airy 
and well furnished with two large book cases, upholstered chairs, side seats 



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and lounges. The officers all came out in full dress for dinner every night 
and the table was well served by five attendants. 

We left Newport early Monday morning and steamed right along down the 
coast to Key West having a nice smooth sea all the way and nice weather. 
Arrived there Friday noon, coaled all afternoon and night departing Saturday 
morning for New Orleans. Steamed slowly across the gulf and reached South 
Pass Monday morning where we anchored and waited for the President. There 
was no communication with land at all on account of the yellow fever and 
wireless was kept busy all the time. I got a news bulletin every morning for 
the ship with all the latest news and they began to think that wireless was a 
wonder . 

The trip gave me an opportunity to see the working of a warship all the 
way through. The officers and men were all nice to me and I had freedom of 
the whole ship and saw every part of it. It is one great mass of 
compartments filled from one end to the other with machinery and in fact is 
all one great machine. I was down around the engines and boiler rooms when 
they were running at full speed and it's a sight to watch those big engines 
running 103 revolutions a minute. They have a water distiller room where 
they get all the fresh water they want , an ice plant for making ice, cooling 
the drinking tanks and cold storage rooms, a Chinese laundry, a sick bay, 
operating room, drug store, machine shop, carpenter shop, big dynamo room, 
besides the guns that are around on all sides and decks. All the doors are 
watertight and shell proof and a good many of them automatic so that they can 
be closed from the bridge in case of collision. 

I will have to bring this to a close now and hustle downtown. Will let 
you know later what day I leave for Colon but think now that it will be 
Tuesday on the City of Mexico. Was sorry that I couldn't catch Jennie Kelso 
by wireless. You must be sure to tell her about my trying to get the St. 
Paul when they went out. 

I want you to thank Schirmer for that little article in last week's 
paper but please tell him to ease up a little on the expert part of it. A 
person don't have to be an expert to get results from a Deforest set of 
instruments . 

One important feature of the trip which I haven't mentioned before was 
that it was a trial of different wireless instruments to decide whether the 
navy department will accept that Deforest contract to equip all their 
warships. The contract calls for one record of 250 miles and on this trip we 
were handling press at 375 easily so I think that Deforest has won the day. 
Marconi is up in arms and in making his claims cites the instance of the 
Cunard liner relaying while in midocean from Newfoundland to England. This 
feat calls for a record of 1000 miles which he made with a 35 k.w. plant, 
while on our trip we have a like record of 1300 miles with a 2 k.w. plant. 
In this long record we sent a message from New Orleans to the navy yard in 
Brooklyn. Of course this is freak work and due to some condition of the 
atmosphere which has not been solved as yet but we have the same right that 
Marconi has to take advantage of nature and the same right to boast about it. 

Love to all. (Signed) Fred. 

23 NOV 1905 NEWS ITEM- The following notice appeared in the Bellevue, Iowa 
Leader Newspaper: 

Jacqueline Dorchester is visiting friends in Omaha. 
(Note: Since she is referred to as Jacqueline Dorchester, it is assumed that 
she had not yet married Dr. Frederick Maskrey at this point.) 



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CA 1906 JACQUELINE'S MARRIAGE Jacqueline Dorchester (Age: 26) married Dr. 

Frederick George Maskrey (Age: 38), who practiced dentistry in Sabula, Iowa 
until Oct 1905. Following their marriage the couple lived in Santa Rosa, New 
Mexico where Frederick continued his dental practice. The move to New Mexico 
was primarily for the benefit of Frederick's health. He was apparently 
suffering from tuberculosis (or perhaps from the effects of breathing smoke 
and fumes from a 1904 fire in his home and adjacent office). 

NOTE: REFER TO THE MASKREY FAMILY CHRONICLES FOB SUBSEOENT EVENTS 
IN THE LIFE OF JACOUELINE (DORCHESTER) MASKREY. 

18 FEB 1909 ELVIRA'S DEATH- The following obituary appeared in the Bellevue, 

Iowa Leader Newspaper: 

The remains of Mrs. Elvira Wilson who passed away at Omaha last Tuesday 

of consumption arrived here this morning for interment. 

Deceased was the eldest daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. A. J. 

Dorchester and was born in Bellevue, March 17, 1861. She was the mother of 

four children of whom three survive, namely: Jesse of White Lake, South 

Dakota; Bessie and Charley of Omaha. She is also survived by four sisters. 
The funeral will be held Friday afteranoon. 
1910 CENSUS- The U.S. Census for Bellevue, Jackson Co. Iowa lists: 

Dorchester, H. G. , Head, Age: 61, B: N.Y., 0: Lumber Merchant 

Dorchester, Josie, Wife, Age: 58, B: Iowa; Mother of 3; 

Dorchester, Delia, Aunt, Age: 95, B: N.Y. 

Warren, Julia, Mother-in-law, Age: 96, B: N.Y. 
11 AUG 1910 GEORGIA'S DEATH- The following obituary appeared in the Bellevue, 

Iowa Leader Newspaper; 

News was received in Bellevue this morning of the death of Mrs. Frank 

Fanning (Georgia) which occurred at her home in San Francisco last Friday 

August 5th. Deceased was 46 years of age and a daughter of the late Mr. and 

Mrs. A. J. Dorchester and removed from this city to California a few years 

ago. She is survived by her husband and daughter Nina and three sisters. We 

are unable to give further particulars at this time. 
1 FEB 1916 DELIA'S DEATH- Delia Ann Dorchester, eldest child of Hooker and 

Mercy (Thompson) Dorchester died in Dexter, New York at the age of 100 years, 

7 months and 22 days. Burial was in the Muscalunge Cemetary, Hounsfield, 

Jefferson Co., New York. 
1920 CENSUS- The U.S. Census for Aurora Co. South Dakota lists: 

Rentz, William D. , Head, Age: 41, B: Illinois 

Rentz, Carrie B. (Dorchester), Wife, Age: 37, B: Iowa 

Rentz, Mable, Daughter, Age: 16, B: Iowa 

Rentz, Dorothy, Daughter, Age: 14, B: Iowa 

Rentz, William, Son, Age: 8, B: S.D. 

Rentz, Jean, Daughter, Age: 3 1/2, B: S.D. 

Rentz, Marion J., Son, Age: 10/12, B: S.D. 
Also, the U.S. Census for Los Angeles, California lists: 

Dorchester, Alfred W. , Head, Age: 43, B: Iowa, Res: 438 S. Olive St. 

Dorchester, Alice, Wife, Age: 36, B: Iowa 

Selkirk, Kate M. , (Mother-in-law?), Age: 65, B: Iowa 
Also, the U.S. Census for Bellevue, Jackson Co. Iowa lists: 

Dorchester, Hooker G. , Head, Age: 71, B: N.Y., Res: Front St. 

Dorchester, Josephine, Wife, Age: 68, B: Iowa 



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25 FEB 1926 H. G.'S DEATH- The following obituary appeared in the Bellevue, 
Iowa Leader Newspaper: 

H. G. DORCHESTER IS SUMMONED 
Former Bellevuean Passed Away Last Sunday at Glendale, California 
Had Bean in Poor Health for a Nuabor of Years. 
Buried at Glendale Last Tuesday. 
The editor of the Leader received a telegram from Fred Dorchester of 
Glendale, California conveying the news of the death of his father which 
occurred Sunday and the further information that burial would take place 
Tuesday at Glendale. Mr. Dorchester was born in Jefferson Co. New York in 
1848 and came to Bellevue in 1870. For a number of years he was captain of a 
small steamer running between Bellevue and Galena. Later he engaged in the 
produce business with Allen and Co. and in 1875 he became associated with his 
uncle A. J. Dorchester in the lumber business. Afterwards he formed a 
partnership with E.K. Hughey and the firm was known as Dorchester and Hughey 
for many years or until 1922. 

He was married to Josie Warren, daughter of Captain Warren in 1873 and 
besides his wife is survived by one daughter Mrs. Ethel Walsh and two sons, 
A. W. (Fred) Dorchester and A. J. Dorchester all residing in California. 

He was for nearly half a century one of the most prominent men of the 
community occupying various offices of trust and responsibility. He served 
for several terms as mayor of Bellevue. About 3 years ago he moved to 
California to spend his declining years. He had been in poor health for some 
time. Many old time friends in Bellevue regret his passing and extend 
sympathy to his loved ones. 
4 JAW 1940 JOSIE 'S DEATH- The following obituary appeared in the Bellevue, Iowa 
Leader Newspaper: 

DEATH CLAIMS MRS. DORCHESTER 
Former Resident Passes Away At 88 Years, Services Held In Los Angeles 

Mrs. Josie Dorchester, widow of the late H. G. Dorchester who would have 
been 88 years old had she lived until February 18, passed away on Dec. 22, 
1939 according to word received by Mrs. W.F. Schirmer. Mrs Dorchester died 
in Los Angeles and her last illness was of two weeks duration, following a 
second stroke two weeks ago. Five years ago the first stroke left her 
partially helpless for a time but she recovered. Then she had a fall and 
could not walk alone after that. 

The funeral was held on Dec. 26 at the "Wee Kirk of the Heather* at 
Forest Lawn and cremation followed. Her ashes were placed beside those of 
her late husband. Mr. Dorchester passed away several years ago. 

Josephine Warren, a daughter of Capt . and Mrs. W. A. Warren was born in 
Bellevue Feb. 18, 1852. She was married to H. G. Dorchester and their home 
established in Bellevue where they continued to reside until 1923 when they 
moved to California. 

Mrs. Dorchester was active in social affairs and church work while living 
in Bellevue and has many friends here who will be sorry to learn of her 
passing. She is survived by two sons, Fred of Escondido, Calif, A. J. of Los 
Angeles and one daughter Ethel living near Escondido. 
26 SEP 1946 CARRIE'S DEATH- The following obituary appeared in the Bellevue 
Leader Newspaper: 

FORMER BELLEVUEAN DIES IN DENVER 
Mrs. Carrie Dorchester Rentz Passed Away Friday 17 Sept. Following Stroke 

In a letter to her sister, Mrs. George Weyhgandt , Mrs. Myrtle Patterson of 
Denver, Colorado, conveys news of the death of a former Bellevue girl, Carrie 
Dorchester Rentz. 



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Carrie, the youngest daughter of the late A. J. and Illinois Carpenter 
Dorchester was born in Bellevue in 1881. She grew up in this community and 
graduated from Bellevue High School with the class of 1900. 

Following her marriage to William Rentz the home was made in Denver with 
the exception of a few years in South Dakota. They were the parents of six 
children, 3 boys and 3 girls. The husband and father passed away two years 
ago. She is survived by her six sons and daughters, all married. Three 
reside in Denver and three in California. 

Mrs. Rentz had just returned from an extended visit with her children in 
California when she was stricken and passed away in a short time. Funeral 
services were held Tuesday in Denver. She is also survived by one sister 
Mrs. Jacqueline Maskrey of Des Moines. 

THE EMD 



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FAMILY CHARTS 

OF= 

DIRECT" ANCESTOR 



(Arranged in reverse chronological order) 



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FAMILY UNIT CHART 



SWANSON, EARLE SWEN AND PATRICIA JOAN (MASKREY) 



File No 
Date: 9 
Sheet : 



. : G05-18 
Jul 1995 
1 OF 1 



FAMILY MEMBER 


BIRTH : 


MARRIAGE 


DEATH 


BURIAL 


HUSBAND- 
Earle Swen 
: Swanson : 


21 Nov 1928 
Fort Dodge, 
Iowa : 


14 Jun 1953 
Des Moines, 

Iowa : 






:WIFE- 

: Patricia Joan 

:Maskrey 


2 Apr 1928 : 
Chicago, : 
Illinois : 


ditto 






:CHILDREN- 
:1)Lynne Ann 

: Spouse- James ^ 


26 May 1954 
Fort Wayne, 
Indiana : 
lace Marquardt 


22 May 1976 
Fort Wayne, 
Indiana 






:2> :9 Mar 1956 
:Diane Susan : Ft . Wayne, IN 
: Spouse-David Albaugh 


17 Jun 1995 
Fort Wayne , IN 






:3) :19 Feb 1962 
:Gail Elaine : Ft . Wayne, In. 
: Spouse-Richard Whitenack 


19 May 1990 
Huntington , 
Indiana 






:4) 

: Spouse- 










:5) 

: Spouse- 










:6) 

: Spouse- 










:7) 

: Spouse- 










:8) 

: Spouse- 











HUSBAND'S OCCUPATION: Electrical Engineering Dept . Mgr. at Magnavox 

Electronic Systems Co., Fort Wayne, Indiana. Retired 1990. 
HUSBAND'S FATHER: Swen William Swanson 
HUSBAND'S MOTHER: Minnie Viola Olson 
HUSBAND'S OTHER WIVES: None 

WIFE'S FATHER: LaVerne Carpenter Maskrey 
WIFE'S MOTHER: Frances Helen Stone-Kuhn-Clancy 
WIFE'S OTHER HUSBANDS: None 



ADDITIONAL INFORMATION 



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FAMILY UNIT CHART 



File No. 
Date: 13 
Sheet 



G05-17 
Aug 1992 



1 OF 1 



MASKREY, LAVERNE CARPENTER AND FRANCES HELEN ( STONE-KUHN^CLANCY) 



FAMILY MEMBER: 


SIRTH 


MARRIAGE 


DEATH 


BURIAL 


.HUSBAND- :19 Feb 1907 :16 Jun 1927 

LaVerne : Santa Rosa, :Indianola, : 
:Carpenter :Guadalupe Co. :Warren Co. 
: Maskrey : New Mexico : Iowa 


22 Dec 1980 
Lebanon , 
Laclede Co . , 
Missouri 


26 Dec 1980 
Hufft Cem. 
Eldridge , 
Missouri 


:WIFE- :28 Aug 1908 

:Frances Helen:Boone, : ditto 

:Stone-Kuhn- : Boone Co. Iowa: 

: Clancy : : 


14 Dec 1946 
Des Moines , 
Polk Co . , Iowa 


Glendale 
Cemetery 
Des Moines , 
Polk Co. la. 


:CHILDREN- :2 Apr 1928 :14 Jun 1953 
:1)Patricia :Chicago, : Des Moines, 

Joan :Cook Co. Ill.:Polk Co., Iowa 
: Spouse-Earle Swen Swanson 






:2)Mary : 29 Dec. 1930 :13 Feb 1949 

Katheryn : Des Moines , la : Des Moines, la 
: Spouse-Herbert Dale Good 






:3)Michael : 22 Feb 1942 :1961-74-88 

Dennis : Des Moines, la: : 
: Spouse-1 )Fern Miller, 2) Sally Theobold , 3) Mary 




:4)Richard :9 Jan 1944 

Guy : Des Moines, la: 
: Spouse-1) Sandra Kaufman, 2) Charlotte, 3) Joyce Wagoner 


: 5 ) Unnamed 

Son 
: Spouse- 


Dec 1946 : 




Dec 1946 
Died shortly 
after birth 


Buried in 
casket with 
mother 


:6> 

: Spouse- 










:7) 

: Spouse- 










:8) 

: Spouse- 











HUSBAND'S OCCUPATION: Dairy Worker, Farmer 
HUSBAND'S FATHER: Dr. Frederick Maskrey 
HUSBAND'S MOTHER: Jacqueline Dorchester 
HUSBAND'S OTHER WIVES: 2) Dolly (Rector) Smith 
WIFE'S FATHER: Guy Garfield Stone 
WIFE'S MOTHER: Jessie Mae Griffith 
WIFE'S OTHER HUSBANDS: None 



ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Frances' parents divorced in 1910. Prior to her 
marriage, Frances Stone adopted the family names of her foster parents; 
first: Mr. and Mrs. Charles Kuhn and second: Mr. and Mrs. John Clancy. 



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FAMILY UNIT CM/XR-T 

Filo No.:G05 

Date: 15 Aug 1992 
Sheet : 1 OF 1 
MASKREY, FREDERICK GEORGE AND JACQUELINE (DORCHESTER) 



FAMILY MEMBER 



BIRTH 



MARRIAGE 



DEATH 



BURIAL 



HUSBAND- 

FredericK 

George 

Maskrey 



15 Nov 1867 
Lyons , Iowa 
Jackson Co. 



CA1906 



14 Jun 1910 
Bellevue, la 
Jackson Co. 



Presby . Cem . 

Bellevue, 
Iowa 



WIFE- 

Jacqueline 

Dorchester 



28 Jan 1879 
Bellevue , 
Jackson Co . , 
Iowa 



ditto 



15 May 1955 
Des Moines , 
Polk Co. , 
Iowa 



Glendale 
Cemetery 
Des Moines , 

Iowa 



CHILDREN- 
1 ) LaVerne 
Carpenter 



19 Feb 1907 
Santa Rosa, 
New Mexico 



1)16 Jun 1927 
Indianola , la . 
2) 1951 



22 Dec 1980 
Lebanon , 
Missouri 



Hufft Cem. 
Eldridge , 
Missouri 



Spouse- 1)Frances Helen Stone, 2) Dolly (Rector) Smith 



:> 



Spouse- 



3) 
Spouso- 



4) 
Spouse- 



HUSBAND'S OCCUPATION: Dentist 
HUSBAND'S FATHER: William C. Maskrey 
HUSBAND'S MOTHER: Martha M. ( Maskrey-Fruit ) 
HUSBAND'S OTHER WIVES: None 

WIFE'S FATHER: Andrew Jackson Dorchester 
WIFE'S MOTHER: Illinois Carpenter 

WIFE'S OTHER HUSBANDS: 2)Charles W. Newton, Married 7 Sep 1910 

3)Dennis Pettit, Married 7 May 1913 



ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: 

Frederick served his apprenticeship with a Dentist in Lyons, (now 
Clinton), Iowa and practiced dentistry there for several years. He then 
moved his practice to Sabula, Iowa and practiced there until 1905. He 
and Jacqueline then moved to Santa Rosa, New Mexico for his health where 
he continued his practice. Their only son, LaVerne was born during this 
period. After about three years in New Mexico, they returned to Iowa 
where Frederick resumed his dentistry practice in Holy Cross. He 
practiced there for about 2 years before dying in Bellevue, Iowa from 
Tuberculosis. Jacqueline and son Vern then moved to Des Moines, Iowa 
where she remarried twice more and outlived both of these husbands also. 



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F/XMILV UNIT" CMAR-T 



OORCHESTER, ANDREW JACKSON AND ILLINOIS (CARPENTER) 



File 
Date : 
Sheet 



No. 


:G10 




15 


Oct 


1993 


: 1 


OF 


1 



FAMILY MEMBER 



HUSBAND- 
Andrew Jackson 
Dorchester 



WIFE- 

Illinois 

Carpenter 



CHILDREN- 



1 )Elvira M. 
(AKA Vida) 
Spouse-John 



BIRTH 



23 Sep 1827 
Watertown , 
Jefferson Co 
New York 



20 Aug 1840 
Rock Island, 
Illinois 



17 Mar 1861 
Bellevue, Iowa 
Wilson 



2)Georgia M. 
Spouse-Frank 



: 1864 

: Bellevue , 
S. Fanning 



Iowa 



3)Nellie C. 



Spouse-Fred 



:0ct. 1866 
: Bellevue, Iowa 
Stulken 



MARRIAGE 



28 Apr 1860 
Bel levue , 
Jackson Co . , 
Iowa 



ditto 



17 Oct 1877 
Divorced 
Before 1895 



10 Feb 1904 
Savannah, 111 



1901 /04 



DEATH 



9 Aug 1904 
Bellevue , 
Jackson Co, 
Iowa 



27 Jul 1890 
Bellevue , 
Jackson Co . , 

Iowa 



February 1909 
Omaha , Nebr . 



5 Aug 1910 
San Francisco 



August 1908 
Bellevue, Iowa 
( Consumption ) 



BURIAL 



Presbyterian 
Cemetary 
Bellevue, Iowa 



Presbyterian 
Cemetary 
Bellevue, Iowa 



Presby . Cem . 
Bellevue, Iowa 



4)Kate C. 

(AKA Kittie) 
Spouse-John A. 



:1868 

: Bellevue , 

Dewald 



1901 



Iowa 



After 1910 
Res: Madison, 
Wise. 1901-07 



5 ) Andrew 

Jackson , 
Spouse- 



Jr. 



17 Dec 1869 
Bellevue, Iowa 



Unmarried 



2 May 1872 
Bellevue, Iowa 



Presby . Cem. 
Bellevue, Iowa 



6)Mabel A. 



Spouse- 



6 Apr 1874 
Bellevue, Iowa 



Unmarried 



6 Apr 1893 
Bellevue, Iowa 
(Consumption ) 



Presby . Cem . 
Bellevue, Iowa 



7) Jacqueline 



1906/1910/1913 



28 Jan 1879 
Bellevue, Iowa 
Spouse-1 ) Frederick Maskrey, 2)Charles W. Newton, Jr., 3) Dennis Pettit 



15 May 1955 
Des Moines , la 



Glendale, Cem, 
Des Moines , la . 



8)Carrie 

Beatrice 
Spouse-Will 



29 Jun 1881 
Bellevue, Iowa 
iam David Rentz 



19 May 1901 
Madison, Wise 



13 Sep 1946 
Denver , Colo , 



HUSBAND' 
HUSBAND' 
HUSBAND' 
HUSBAND' 



Lumberman 



Before 1850, D:1 JAN 1852, 



OCCUPATION: Grain Miller, Pork Packer, 

FATHER: Hooker Dorchester 

MOTHER: Maria Van Schaick 

OTHER WIVES: 1st wife Lydia, B:1828, M: 
Bd : Dexter, New York Cemetary. 
WIFE'S FATHER: Samuel D. Carpenter 
WIFE'S MOTHER: Frances Creveling 
WIFE'S OTHER HUSBANDS: None. 
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: 

Andrew Jackson Dorchester was one of the early settlers in Bellevue, Iowa. 
He was a respected business man and one of the community leaders. During his 
residence there, he was first a grain miller, then in the pork packing business 
and finally in the retail lumber business in partnership with his nephews Hooker 
G. and W. Hardy Dorchester. 



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FA.MILY UMIT CHART- 



DORCHESTER, HOOKER AND MARIA (VAN SCHAICK) 



File No. : G10 

Date: 16 Dec 1994 
Sheet: 1 OF 2 



: FAMILY MEMBER 


BIRTH 


MARRIAGE 


DEATH 


BURIAL 


:HUSBAND- 

: Hooker 

: Dorchester 


8 May 1788 
Richmond , 
Berkshire Co . , 
Massachusetts 


CA1825 


6 Apr 1835 : 
Houns field , : 
Jefferson Co . , 
New York 


Muscalunge : 
Cemetary 
Houns field , : 
New York 


:WIFE- 
: Maria 
: Van Schaick 


1809 
Albany , 
New York 


ditto 


23 Jun 1895 
Clayton, N.Y. 
Jefferson Co. 


Market Street 
Cemetary 
Cape Vincent , 
New York 


:CHILDREN- 










: 1 )Martha 

: Spouse-Nathania. 


Nov 1825 
Jfrsn Co. NY. 
. Perkins 


CA1849 


After 1910 




:2)Andrew : 23 Sep 1827 

Jackson :Jfrsn. Co.N.Y. 
:Spouse-1) Lvdia (1828-1852), 2 


1) Before 1850 :9 Aug 1904 
2)28 Apr 1860 :Bellevue, Iowa 
I Illinois Carpenter 


Prsbytrn. Cem . 
Bellevue , Iowa : 


:3)Alvira : 1 830 : 1 850-54 

Angenette : Jf rsn . Co . , N . Y . : : 
: Spouse-George Warren (B: 1837, Naturalized Citizen) 




:4)Catherine : Feb 1831 

: : Jfrsn.Co. ,N.Y. 

:Spouse-Eli Witt (B:1829) 


CA1855 


Nov 1916 
.Chaumont, N.Y. 
Jefferson Co. 


19 Nov 1916 


:5)Caroline :1833 

: : Jfrsn.Co. ,N.Y. 

:Spouse-Ely Warner (B: 1827) 


: 1850-54 


: 10 Jan 1875 
:Lynne, NY 

. Aqe 42 





HUSBAND'S OCCUPATION: Miller 

HUSBAND'S FATHER: Alexander Dorchester 

HUSBAND'S MOTHER: Anne Cowles 

HUSBAND'S OTHER WIVES: Hooker's first wife Mercy Thompson (B:CA1814) died 11 

1825. Three children were born of this marriage. 
WIFE'S FATHER: Michael Van Schaick D: 1 Jul 1857 Cape Vincent, N.Y. 
WIFE'S MOTHER: Caroline D: 1873. age 104 Cape Vincent, N.Y. 
WIFE'S OTHER HUSBANDS: Married Chauncy Smith CA 1838. 



May 



ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: 

In 1835, Hooker Dorchester was accidentally shot by a gun in his own hands. 
Died two hours later. Widow Maria requested and was appointed administrator of 
his estate along with Oliver Grow and Nicholas Van Schaick (Maria's father). 
She was also granted guardianship of her children listed above. Hooker's 
children by his first wife (Mercy) requested that Thompson Phelps be appointed 
their guardian. The court granted this request. 

Elvira, Catherine and Caroline all lived near Sackett ' s Harbor, N.Y. as of 
the 1 850 census . 



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FAMILY UNIT CHART 



File No. :G10 
Date: 16 Dec 


1994 


Sheet: 2 OF 


2 



DORCHESTER, HOOKER AND MARIA (VAN SCHAICK) 

The following information regarding the Dorchester daughters is provided 
courtesy of cousin John Sielck : 

1) Martha married Nathaniel Perkins about 1849 based on the 1900 census which 
indicated that she had been married 51 years at that time. They had a total of 
9 children: Harriet, Caroline, Emma J., Katie (AKA Louisa per 1855 census), 
George, Jackson, Chloe, Alfred and Bertha. The family lived in Brownville town 
New York until shortly after the Civil War. Nathaniel Perkins enlisted in the 
U.S. Army (10th N.Y. Heavy Artillery) in 1862, then transferred to the U.S. Navy 
in 1864. In the late 1860;s, the family moved to Richland Township in Saginaw 
County, Michigan. There they remained. Nathaniel filed application #36388 for 
an invalid pension on July 21 1890, based on his Civil War service; this was 
granted as pension certificate #23037. Martha Perkins filed application #26466 
for a widow's pension on December 14, 1907; this was granted as pension 
certificate #19112. She was still living in Richland Township, Saginaw County 
Michigan as of the 1910 census. 

2) Caroline , unlike sister Martha did not live to a great age. She married 
Ely Warner before 1854 as indicated by acknowledging a deed as his wife at that 
time. They lived at first in Brownsville town, then moved to Lyme town. Census 
returns show only two children, Anna and Kate. A mortality schedule attached to 
the 1875 N.Y. state census for Lyme town records the death of Caroline Warner 
age 42, married female, on January 10, 1875. Cause of death was listed as 
"Typhoid Phneu mo n i a . ' 

3) Catherine was born in February 1831 (according to the 1900 census). She 
married Eli Witt about 1855 based on her having been married for 45 years at the 
time of the 1900 census. Catherine and Eli had three children: Lucy, Cora and 
Edwin. About 1849/50, prior to her marriage to Eli Witt, Catherine is believed 
to have given birth to a son out of wedlock. He is listed in the 1850 and 1855 
census' as "Franklin Benjamin" leading to the conclusion that Eli Witt was not 
the boy's father. However, in census' subsequent to 1855, he is listed in the 
Witt household under the Witt surname. The family lived in Brownville town 
until Catherine's death in November 1916. 

4) Elvira had married George Warren by 1854 when she acknowledged a deed as 
his wife. The 1855 state census shows them as husband and wife in Hounsfield 
town. Yet the 1860 census shows Elvira residing in Chauncey Smith's household 
under her maiden name of "Dorchester". No sign of George Warren at this time. 
No further record could be found of Elvira under either the "Dorchester" or 
"Warren" surnames. 



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FAMILV UNIT CHAR 

DORCHESTER, ALEXANDER AND ANNA (COWLES) 



File No. 
Date: 10 
Sheet 



G06-14 
Sep 1991 



1 OF 



1 



FAMILY MEMBER 



HUSBAND- 

Alexander 

Dorchester 



BIRTH 



B: 8 Jun 1760 
C: 17 Jun 1760 
Farmington , Ct . 
Hartford Co. 



MARRIAGE 



29 May 1783 
Farmington , 
Hartford Co. 
Connecticut 



DEATH 



23 Jan 1823 
Houns field , 
Jefferson Co. 
New York 



BURIAL 



Muscalunge 
Cemetary 
Houns field , 
New York 



WIFE- 

Anna Cowles 



18 Jul 1761 
Farmington , 
Hartford Co, 
Connecticut 



ditto 



17 Sep 1840 
Hounsf ield , 
Jefferson Co. 
New York 



Muscalunge 
Cemetary 
Houns field , 
New York 



CHILDREN- 



1 )Guy 
Spouse- 



27 Jan 1784 
Farmington , Ct 



29 Apr 1784 
Farmington , Ct 



2)Delia A. 



Spouse- 



6 Jul 1785 



17 May 1810 



3 ) Hooker 



8 May 1788 



1 )CA1814 
2)CA1825 
Spouse-1 ) Mercy Thompson, 2) Maria Van Schaick 



6 Apr 1835 
Hounsf ield , N , 



Muscalunge Cem 
Hounsfield.N.Y 



4) Harriot 1 st 
Spouse- 



7 Mar 1791 
Richmond , Mass 



Sep 1794 
Westmoreland , 
Oneida Co.N.Y. 



17 Sep 1794 
Westmoreland , 
Oneida Co.N.Y. 



5) Nancy 
Spouse- 



21 Jan 1793 
Richmond , Mass 



Aug 1794 
Westmoreland , 
Oneida Co.N.Y 



31 Aug 1794 

Westmoreland , 
Oneida Co . N . Y . 



6)Harriot 2nd 



Spouse- 



6 Sep 1795 
Westmoreland , . 
Oneida Co . N . Y . 



23 May 1796 



7)Clarissa C. 



Spouse- 



17 Jun 1797 



6 May 1801 



8)Child 

(Stillborn) 
Spouse- 



Apr 1800 
Westmoreland , 
Oneida Co.N.Y. 



Apr 1800 
Westmoreland , 
Oneida Co.N.Y. 



14 Apr 1800 
Westmoreland , 
Oneida Co.N.Y. 



9)Alexander G. 
Spouse- 



25 Jan 1803 
Wstmrlnd. ,N. Y. 



10 Aug 1808 
Westmoreland , 
Oneida Co. N. Y. 



HUSBAND'S OCCUPATION: Farmer 

HUSBAND'S FATHER: Stephen Dorchester, Sr. 

HUSBAND'S MOTHER: Elizabeth Gould 

HUSBAND'S OTHER WIVES: None 

WIFE'S FATHER: Ezekial Cowles 

WIFE'S MOTHER: Martha Hooker 

WIFE'S OTHER HUSBANDS: None 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Alexander served as a Private in the Revolutionary War. 
He enlisted at age 17 in Capt . Judah Alden's Co. and served in Col. Samuel B. 
Webb's Regiment as part of the Connecticut Line. He was honorably discharged in 
1780. Of Alexander's and Anna's 8 children only two lived to maturity and only 
Hooker survived to continue the family line. Anna outlived all her children. 



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FAMILY UNIT CM/XRT - 



File No. : G06-10 
Date: 27 Oct 1993 



DORCHESTER, STEPHEN SR. AND ELIZABETH < GOULD) 



Shoot: 1 OF 



1 



FAMILY MEMBER 



BIRTH 



MARRIAGE 



DEATH 



BURIAL 



HUSBAND- 

Stephon 

Dorchester 



Sr 



7 Apr 1720 
Springfield , 
Hampden , Co . , 
Massachusetts 



29 Oct 1754 
Farmington , 
Hartford Co 
Connecticut 



Aug 1794 
Westmoreland , 
Oneida Co . N . Y . 
Age : 75 y rs . 



31 Aug 1794 
1st Cong. Ch . 
Westmoreland 
Oneida Co . N . Y 



WIFE- 

Elizabeth 

Gould 



12 Oct 1733 
Farmington , 
Hartford Co. 
Connecticut 



ditto 



13 Jan 1790 
Richmond , 
Massachusetts 
Age 56 



CHILDREN- 



1 )Stephen , J 
Spouse-Abiga 



r . 



1756 

Farmington , Ct 
il Gay; dau. of Jo 



6 May 1779 
Sharon , Ct . 
hn and Mary ( Ba 



12 Jan 1808 
Utica, N.Y. 
iley) Gay; b : 24 Feb 1755 



2) Eliasaph 
Spouse- 



10 Aug 1758 
Farmington , Ct 



10 Mar 1777 



3) Alexander 
Spouse-Anna 



8 Jun 1760 
Farmington , Ct 

Cowles 



29 May 1783 
Farmington , Ct 



23 Jan 1823 
Hounsfield.N. Y 



4) Beulah 
Spouse-Aaron 



:16 Nov 1762 
: Farmington , Ct 
Buell 



27 Mar 1783 
Farmington , Ct 



5)Elizabeth 
Spouse- 



C:25 Dec 1768 
Farmington , Ct 



18 Aug 1770 
Farmington , Ct . 



6)Elizabeth 



Spouse- 



28 Aug 1771 
Farmington , Ct 



7)James P, 



Spouse-Maria 



12 May 1813 
Hounsf ield.N. Y 



HUSBAND'S OCCUPATION: 

HUSBAND'S FATHER: James Dorchester, Jr. 

HUSBAND'S MOTHER: Lydia Preston 

HUSBAND'S OTHER WIVES: 

WIFE'S FATHER: Thomas Gould of Guilford 

WIFE'S MOTHER: Mary Cruttenden 

WIFE'S OTHER HUSBANDS: 



Connecticut 



ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Stephen Jr. and Eliaseph served as privates in Captain 

Stanley's Co. of the Connecticut Line during the Revolutionary War. James P. 

and Stephen Jr. were hatters in Utica, New York in 1794 occupying a shop on 
Genesee Street . 



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FAMILY UNIT CHART 



File No. : 
Date: 27 



G06-9 



Oct 1993 



DORCHESTER, JAMES JR. AND LYDIA (PRESTON) 



Sheet: 1 OF 



1 



FAMILY MEMBER 



BIRTH 



MARRIAGE 



DEATH 



BURIAL 



HUSBAND- 
James 
Dorchester, Jr 



15 Sep 1685 
Springfield , 
Hampden Co. 
Massachusett s 



19 Nov 1706 
Springfield , 
Hampden Co. 
Mas sachusetts 



WIFE- 
Lydia 
Preston 



5 May 1686 
Wallingford , 
Connecticut 



ditto 



CHILDREN- 



DJames III : 24 Feb 1709 

Springfield , Ma 
Spouse-Rachael Wright 



6 Mar 1729/30 



2) John 
Spouse- 



17 Jan 1708 
Springfield , Ma 



15 Feb 1732 
Palmer , Mass 



3)Sarah 



22 Nov 1711 



15 Nov 1738 



Spouse-Theophilus Doolittle of Wallingford, Conn. 



4)Lydia :15 Nov 1714 :15 Nov 1735 

: Springfield , Ma : Somers , Conn. 
Spouse-Daniel Wood : 



5)David : 25 Oct 1716 : 29 Apr 1741 

:Springfield,Ma:Springfield,Ma 
Spouse-Eunice Chapin (B: 1719) : 



:6)Stephen Sr. :7 Apr 1720 

: : Springfield , Ma 

: Spouse-Elizabeth Gould 


19 Dec 1751 


Aug 1794 Age75 
Westmoreland , 
Oneida Co . N . Y . 


31 Aug 1794 : 
West mo reland, 
Oneida Co . N . Y . : 


:7)Eliaseph :21 Dec 1721 

: : Springfield , Ma 

: Spouse-Jerusha Johnson 


18 Jun 1745 
Wallingford , 
Connecticut 


25 Nov 1748 




:8)Joseph : 30 Nov 1725 

: Wallingford , Ct 
:Spouse-Mrs. Ruth Dickinson 


25 Jan 1759 






:9)Mary :18 Jun 1729 

: .Wallingford, Ct 

: Spouse-Nathanial Moss 


19 Dec 1751 
Wallingford , CT 







HUSBAND'S OCCUPATION: 

HUSBAND'S FATHER: James Dorchester, Sr. 

HUSBAND'S MOTHER: Sarah Parsons 

HUSBAND'S OTHER WIVES: 

WIFE'S FATHER: Eliasaph Preston of Wallingford, CT. 
WIFE'S MOTHER: Elizabeth Beach 
WIFE'S OTHER HUSBANDS: 



ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: 



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i=/\MII_Y UNIT CHART- 



DORCHESTER, JAMES SR. AND SARAH (PARSONS) 



File No. : G06-8 
Date: 21 Oct 1991 
Sheet: 1 OF 



1 



: FAMILY MEMBER : BIRTH 


MARRIAGE 


DEATH : 


BURIAL 




:HUSBAND- 

: James 

: Dorchester 


:1645 : 
:Windsor, : 
, Sr. : Hartford Co . , 
:Connecticut 


1 Mar 1676/77 : 
Springfield, : 
Hampden Co . , 
Massachusetts 


10 Nov 1732 : 
Springfield, : 
Hampden Co . , 
Massachusetts 






:WIFE- 
: Sarah 
: Parsons 


:13 Aug 1656 : 
: Springfield , 
: Hampden Co . , 
Massachusetts 


ditto : 


27 Jun 1740 
Springfield, : 
Hampden Co . , 
Massachusetts 






:CHILDREN- 










: 1 ) James 
: Spouse- 


(1 > :14 Dec 1679 : 
: Springfield, Ma: 




29 Dec 1679 
Springfield , Ma 






:2)James Jr 
: Spouse- 


. (2) :27 Feb 1681 

: Springfield, Ma 




15 Mar 1681 
Springfield , Ma 






: 3) Rebecca 
: Spouse- 


:27 Feb 1680 

: Springfield ,Ma 










:4) John 
: Spouse- 


:30 Sep 1682 

: Springfield , Ma 










:5)James Jr 
: Spouse-Lyd 


. (3) : 15 Sep 1685 

: Springfield, Ma 
ia Preston 


19 Nov 1706 








: 6) Joseph 
: Spouse- 


:21 Oct 1688 

: Springfield , Ma 




6 Dec 1741 
: Wallingford, 
: Connect icut 






:7)Sarah :2 Mar 1692 

: Springfield , Ma 
: Spouse-Thomas Bliss III 


•2 Nov 1710 


:16 Sep 1745 






:8)Mary 

: Spouse-1 ) 


:30 Sep 1694 
: Springfield, Ma 
Joseph Cooley , 2)Nat 


: 1 )28 May 1713 
:2)30 Oct 1742 
laniel Bliss 


: 2 Apr 1775 







HUSBAND'S OCCUPATION: 

HUSBAND'S FATHER: Anthony Dorchester 

HUSBAND'S MOTHER: Sarah 

HUSBAND'S OTHER WIVES: None 

WIFE'S FATHER: Benjamin Parsons 
WIFE'S MOTHER: Sarah Vore 
WIFE'S OTHER HUSBANDS: None 



ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: 



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FAMILY UMIT CHAF^T 



File No. : G06-6 
Date: 1 Jul 1991 



Sheet: 1 OF 



DORCHESTER, ANTHONY AND SARAH 



FAMILY MEMBER 



BIRTH 



MARRIAGE 



DEATH 



BURIAL 



HUSBAND- 

Anthony 

Dorchester 



CA1620 
England 



CA1643 



28 AUG 1683 
Springfield , 
Massachusetts 



WIFE- 

Sarah 



CA1622 



ditto 



8 Nov 1649 
Springfield , 
Massachusetts 



9 Nov 1649 
Springfield , 
Massachusetts 



CHILDREN- 



20 Apr 1671 



1)John B. 

Spouse-Mary Harmon, his stepsister (Daughter of John Harmon) No Children. 



5 Nov 1644 
Windsor, Conn. 



5 Oct 1705 
Sprngf Id . , Ma 



2) James 
Spouse-Sa 



:1645 
: Windsor , 
rah Parsons 



Conn 



1 Mar 1676/77 



10 Nov 1732 
Springfield , 
Massachusetts 



14 Nov 1732 
Springfield , 
Massachusetts 



3)Mary 



7 Jan 1669 



:CA1648 

: Windsor , Conn . 
Spouse-John Harmon, Her stepbrother (Son of John Harmon) 



4) 



Spouse- 



HUSBAND'S OCCUPATION: Farmer 
HUSBAND'S FATHER: 
HUSBAND'S MOTHER: 
HUSBAND'S OTHER WIVES: 



2) Martha (Chapman) Kitcherall, Widow of Samuel 
Kitcherall. Married Anthony Dorchester 2 Jan 1650. 

3) Elizabeth (Widow of John) Harmon, Married CA1665. 
Elizabeth died 16 May 1699 at the age of 92. 



WIFE'S FATHER: 
WIFE'S MOTHER: 
WIFE'S OTHER HUSBANDS: 



ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Anthony Dorchester is the patriarch of most of the 



American Dorchesters. 
of birth are unknown. 
Windsor, Connecticut, 
moved to Springfield, Mass 
lives . 



He was born in England about 1620. His parents and place 
He immigrated to the U.S. about 1635-40 settling first in 
He and wife Sarah along with children John, James and Mary 
in 1649 where they lived out the rest of their 



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RELATED 
FAMILY CHARTS 



(Arranged in alphabetical order) 



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F^/XMILV UNIT CHART 



DORCHESTER, ALFRED T. AND SUSAN A. (GROW) 



File No. : G06- 
Date: 10 Jul 1995 
Sheet 



1 OF 



1 



: FAMILY MEMBER 


BIRTH 


MARRIAGE 


DEATH 


BURIAL 


: HUSBAND- 
:Alfred T. 
: Dorchester 


1820 : 
New York : 


CA 1846 
Brownsville , 
Jefferson Co . 
New York 


9 Jan 1888 
Brownsville , 
Jef f erson Co . 
New York 


Dexter Cem. 
Brownsvil le , : 
Jefferson Co. 
New York 


:WIFE- 

: Susan A . Grow 


1821 
Jefferson Co. 
New York 


ditto 


29 May 1852 
Houns field , 
Jef f erson Co . 
New York 


Muscalunge Cem: 
Houns field, : 
Jef f erson Co . 
New York 


:CHILDREN- 










: 1 ) Clarissa 

: Spous e-Arsemus I 


1847 
Jfrsn Co. N.Y. 
loach 


4 Dec 1865 






:2)Hooker Grow :9 Oct 1848 

: Jf rsn Co. N. Y. 
: Spouse-Josephine Evelyn Warren 


22 Sep 1873 
Bellvue , 
Jackson Co. IA 


25 Feb. 1926 
Glendale, Cal. 


Glendale, CA 


:3)W. Hardy 1849 

:Jfrsn Co. N.Y. 
:Spouse-M. A. Cassin 


29 Feb 1876 
Jackson Co . la . 






:4) 

: Spouse- 










:5) 

: Spouse- 






: : 



HUSBAND'S OCCUPATION: Farmer 

HUSBAND'S FATHER: Hooker Dorchester 

HUSBAND'S MOTHER: Mercy Thompson 

HUSBAND'S OTHER WIVES: Married Chloe A. 



Baker 15 Oct 1857 



WIFE'S FATHER: Oliver Grow 

WIFE' S MOTHER: 

WIFE'S OTHER HUSBANDS: 



ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: 

Alfred T. provided a home for his half-brother Andrew J. for a period of 
time following their father's death. 

Hooker G. joined his uncle (Andrew J. Dorchester) in Bellevue, Iowa in 
1870. Hooker was a prominent business man in Bellevue for many years. Operatec 
a steamboat on the Mississippi River, was a partner with his uncle in a lumber 
mill, served as mayor, etc. 

W. Hardy Dorchester also joined his uncle in Bellevue and operated a lumber 
mill in partnership with him and Hooker there for a period of time. Lived in 
Bay House, Custer Co. Idaho in 1888. 

Alfred T. Dorchester in his will left all his real estate and personal 
property to his second wife Chloe. 



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FAMILY UNIT CHART 



DORCHESTER, ALFRED T. AND CHLOE A. (BAKER) 



File No. :G06 



Date:9 Jan 1990 



Sheet: 1 OF 



1 



FAMILY MEMBER 



BIRTH 



MARRIAGE 



DEATH 



BURIAL 



HUSBAND- 
Alfred T. 
Dorchester 



1820 
New York 



15 Oct 1857. 
Jefferson Co, 
New York 



9 Jan 1888 
Brownsville . 
Jefferson Co. 
New York 



Dexter Cem . 
Brownsville , 
Jefferson Co, 
New York 



WIFE- 
Chloe A. 



Baker 



1832 



ditto 



6 Auq 1901 
Brownsvil le , 
Jefferson Co, 
New York 



ditto 



CHILDREN- 



1 )Delia D. 
Spouse- 



1861 
J f rsn Co . 



N. Y, 



Never 
Married 



25 Dec 1923 
Jfrsn Co. N.Y. 



Dexter Cem . 
Jfrsn Co. N.Y 



2)Edwin B. 1858 

Jfrsn Co. N.Y. 
Spouse-Rose Henton 



1 Jan 1885 
Jackson Co . la , 



Oct. 1904 
Bellevue. la 



3)Sarah B. 1868 

:Jfrsn Co. N.Y. 
Spouse-Erskine H. Gilmore 



4) 

Spouse- 



Si 
Spouse- 



6) 
Spouse- 



7) 
Spouse- 



8) 
Spouse- 



HUSBAND'S OCCUPATION: Farmer 

HUSBAND'S FATHER: Hooker Dorchester 

HUSBAND'S MOTHER: Mercy Tompson 

HUSBAND'S OTHER WIVES: Married Susan A. Grow before 1840 in Jefferson Co. N.Y 

WIFE'S FATHER: John Baker 
WIFE'S MOTHER: Roxana 
WIFE'S OTHER HUSBANDS: 



ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: 



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FAMILY UNIT CHAR 

DORCHESTER, ANDREW J. AND ELSIE L. (CONKLIN) 



G-10 



File No. 

Date: 20 Jun 1995 



Sheet: 1 OF 



1 





FAMILY MEMBER : 


BIRTH : 


MARRIAGE 


DEATH : 


BURIAL 






HUSBAND- 
Andrew Jackson 
Dorchester < II ) : 


3 Aug 1879 
Bellevue, Iowa: 


24 Oct 1907 : 


4 May 1967 : 
Hemet , Calif. 








WIFE- : 
Elsie Lorraine : 
Conklin 


24 Feb 1891 




6 Aug 1982 : 








CHILDREN- 














1)Ethel Pearl 
Spouse- 


24 Aug 1908 




1995 Res: 
Homeland, CA 








2) Edwin Brown 
Spouse- 


5 May 1910 




Oct 1989 








3)Andrew 

Jackson, Jr. 
Spouse-Bertha S< 


14 Mar 1912 
:habarum 


1 Feb 1935 


1995 Res: 
Homeland, CA 








4)Charles 

Hooker 
Spouse- 


27 Aug 1915 












5) Dorothy 

Irene 
Spouse- 


. 11 Jun 1920 












6)Robert 
Warren 
: Spouse- 


: 14 Jul 1924 












:7) 

: Spouse- 














:8) 

: Spouse- 













HUSBAND'S OCCUPATION: 

HUSBAND'S FATHER: Hooker Grow Dorchester 
HUSBAND'S MOTHER: Josephine Evelyn Warren 
HUSBAND'S OTHER WIVES: 

WIFE'S FATHER: 
WIFE'S MOTHER: 
WIFE'S OTHER HUSBANDS: 



ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: 



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AMILY UNIT" CHART 



File No. : G-10 
Date: 19 Jun 1995 
Sheet: 1 OF 1 



DORCHESTER, ANDREW JACKSON, JR. AND BERTHA (SCHABARUM) 



: FAMILY MEMBER : 


BIRTH 


MARRIAGE 


DEATH : 


BURIAL 




:HUSBAND- 
:Andrew Jackson,: 
: Dorchester , Jr. : 


14 Mar 1912 : 


1 Feb 1935 


1995 Res: : 
Homeland , CA 






:WIFE- 

: Bertha 

: Schabarum 












:CHILDREN- 












: 1 ) Robert Lewis 
: Spouse-Carol 


25 Apr 1936 










:2)Marilyn Ruth 
: Spouse- 


21 Sep 1938 










: 3) Katherine 

Irene 
: Spouse-Dean Par 


18 Oct 1939 
<er 










:4) 

: Spouse- 













HUSBAND' S OCCUPATION: Baptist ministry 
HUSBAND' S FATHER: Andrew Jackson Dorchester, Sr 
HUSBAND'S MOTHER: Elsie Lorraine Conklin 
HUSBAND'S OTHER WIVES: 

WIFE'S FATHER: 
WIFE'S MOTHER: 
WIFE'S OTHER HUSBANDS: 



motor home traveling over the U.S. in £ 



ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: 

1 ) Robert Lewis and wife Carol live in 
musical and preaching ministry. 

2) Marilyn lives alone in Missouri. 

3) Andrew and Bertha were with the Conservative Baptist Foreign Ministry for 16 
years in the Congo and Zaire, Africa. 



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FAMILY UNIT CM/\R"T 



DORCHESTER. ANTHONY AND MARTHA (CHAPMAN-KITCHERALL) 



File No. : G06-7 
Date: 28 Feb 1991 
Sheet: 1 OF 



1 



: FAMILY MEMBER 


BIRTH 


MARRIAGE 


DEATH 


BURIAL 




:HUSBAND- 

:Anthony 

: Dorchester 


CA1620 

England : 


2 Jan 1650/51 : 
Hartford . Conn . : 


28 AUG 1683 
Springfield , 
Massachusetts 






:WIFE- 

: Martha ( Chapman ) 

:Kitcherall 

: (Widow of John) 


1630 : 


ditto 


17 Dec 1662 
Springfield . 
Massachusetts 






-.CHILDREN- 












: 1 )Ben jamin 

: Spouse-Sarah Bur 


9 Aug 1651 
Springfield. Ma 
*t 


22 Apr 1675 


24 May 1676 
Springfield . 
Massachusetts 






: 2) Sarah :12 Aug 1653 

: Springfield . Ma 
: Spouse-Joseph Stebbins 


27 Nov 1673 








:3)Hester 

(or Esther) 
: Soouse- 


25 Aug 1656 
Springfield , Ma 




17 Nov 1662 
Springfield . 
Massachusetts 






:4) 

: Spouse- 












:5) 

: Spouse- 












:6) 

: Spouse- 












:7) 

: Spouse- 






: 




:8) 

: Spouse- 






: : 





HUSBAND'S OCCUPATION: Farmer 
HUSBAND' S FATHER: 
HUSBAND'S MOTHER: 

HUSBAND'S OTHER WIVES: 1) Sarah (last name unknown). Married CA1642. Died 1649 

3) Elizabeth (Widow of John) Harmon. Married Anthony 

Dorchester 1663/64. Elizabeth died 16 May 1699 at the 

age of 92. 

John Kitcherall 
Anthony Dorchester is the patriarch of most of the 
During his marriage to Martha. Anthony was one of the 
early settlers and a leading member of the Springfield. Mass. community. 



WIFE 


S 


FATHER: 


WIFE 


S 


MOTHER: 


WIFE 


S 


OTHER HUSBANDS: 


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION 


American Dorchesters. 



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FAMILY UNIT CHART 



File No. : G06- 
Date: 2 Feb 1991 



Sheet: 1 OF 



1 



DORCHESTER, EDWIN B. AND ROSE (HENTON) 



FAMILY MEMBER 



BIRTH 



MARRIAGE 



DEATH 



BURIAL 



HUSBAND- 
Edwin B. 
Dorchester 



1858 
Jefferson 
New York 



Co 



1 Jan 1885 
Bel levue , 
Jackson Co. la 



Oct 1904 
Bellevue , 
Jackson Co 



la 



WIFE- 

Rose Henton 



26 Jun 1858 
Bellevue , 
Jackson Co. la 



ditto 



20 Oct 1904 
Aurora, 111, 



Bel levue , Iowa 
Cemetary 



CHILDREN- 



1 (daughter 
Spouse- 



2) 



Spouse- 



3) 



Spouse- 



4) 



Spouse- 



5) 



Spouse- 



6) 



Spouse- 



7) 



Spouse- 



8) 



Spouse- 



HUSBAND'S OCCUPATION: Druggist 
HUSBAND'S FATHER: Alfred T. Dorchester 
HUSBAND'S MOTHER: Chloe A. Baker 
HUSBAND'S OTHER WIVES: 

WIFE'S FATHER: William K. Henton 

WIFE'S MOTHER: Ellen Cobb 

WIFE'S OCCUPATION: School teacher 



WIFE'S OCCUPATION: School teacher 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: The E.B. Dorchester family lived in Aurora, Illinois 
from 1891 until at least 1904 when Rose died at home following complications 
resulting from an appendicitis operation. 



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FAMILY UNIT CMART 



DORCHESTER, HOOKER AND MERCY (THOMPSON) 



File No. : G10 

Date : 

Sheet: 1 OF 



10 Jan 1994 



FAMILY MEMBER 



BIRTH 



MARRIAGE 



DEATH 



BURIAL 



HUSBAND- 

Hooher 

Dorchester 



8 May 1788 
Richmond , 
Berkshire Co. 
Mass . 



CA1814 



6 Apr 1835 :Muscalunge 
Hounsfield, :Cemetary 
Jefferson Co .,: Houns field , 
New York : New York 



WIFE- 
Mercy 
Thompson 



1791 



ditto 



11 May 1825 :Muscalunge 
Hounsfield, :Cemetary 
Jefferson Co .,: Houns field , 
New York : New York 



CHILDREN- 



1)Delia Ann :9 Jun 1815 

Hounsfield, N.Y 
Spouse-Never married 



Unmarried 



1 Feb 1916 
Dexter, N.Y. 



Muscalunge Cam 
Hounsfield , N. Y 
Jefferson Co. 



2)Henry Cowles :CA1817 : CA1 840 

Sr. 
Spouse-Margaret C. Nelson (D:27 Dec 1877) 



13 Sep 1881 
Brownsville , 
New York 



Dexter, N.Y, 
Cemetary 



3)Alfred T. : 1820 :CA1846 
Spouse-1 ) Susan Grow; 2)Chloe Baker 



9 Jan 1888 
Brownsville , 
New York 



Dexter, N.Y. 
Cemetary 



HUSBAND'S OCCUPATION: 

HUSBAND' S FATHER: Alexander Dorchester 

HUSBAND'S MOTHER: Anna Cowles 

HUSBAND'S OTHER WIVES: Married Maria Van Schaick CA1 825 

WIFE'S FATHER: John Thompson, Sr. 
WIFE'S MOTHER: Hannah 
WIFE'S OTHER HUSBANDS: 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: 

Hooker Dorchester helped to cut oak from the woods about Muscal 
warship New Orleans constructed at Sackots Harbor during the War o 
served as a corporal in Capt . Elisha Camp's Volunteer Artillery Co. 
Lt. Col. C. Bellinger's Reg ' t . N. Y. Militia, War of 1812, from Sep 
Sept.. 20, 1812. Also was at Sacketts Harbor July 19, 1812 when th 
attacked that village. He died of an accidental self-inflicted gun 

in 1835. 

Inherited most of her grandmother (An 
Moved to Bellevue, Iowa about 1870. 
relatives there for over 40 years. Returned to N.Y. a couple of ye 
her death. Died at Dexter, Jefferson Co., N.Y. of "La Grippe' in 1 
age of 100 years. 

Henry Cowles lived his entire life in Jefferson Co. N.Y. Owned 
a grist mill at Limerick. Administered Anna Dorchester's estate. 

Alfred T. provided a home for his half-brother Andrew J. after 
father's death. The close relationship between Andrew J. and Alfre 
evidenced by the fact that three of Alfred's sons eventually joined 
Bellevue, Iowa. Two of the boys entered into business partnership 



Delia Ann never married 
Dorchester's) modest estate 



unge for the 
f 1812. He 

attached to 
t . 9, 1812 t( 
British 
shot wound 

na 

Lived with 
ars prior to 
916 at the 

and operate 

their 

d ' s family l 

Andrew in 
with him. 



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FAMILY UNIT CHART 



G06 



DORCHESTER, HOOKER GROW AND JOSEPHINE (WARREN) 



File 
Date : _ 
Sheet: 1 OF 



No. 

19 Jun 



1995 



1 



FAMILY MEMBER 



BIRTH 



MARRIAGE 



DEATH 



BURIAL 



HUSBAND- 
Hooker Grow 
Dorchester 



9 Oct 1848 
Jefferson Co, 
New York 



22 Sep 1873 
Bellevue , 
Jackson Co . la 



25 Feb 1926 
Glendale, Cal 



Glendale, Cal 



WIFE- 
Josephine 
Evelyn Warren 



18 Feb 1852 
Bellevue , 
Jackson Co . la 



ditto 



22 Dec 1939 
Los Angeles , 
California 



Forest Lawn 
Cemetary 
Los Angeles 



CHILDREN- 



1 )Ethyl 
Spouse-Edward T 



1874 
Bellevue, Iowa 
Walsh 



20 Sep 1899 



2)Alfred Warren 

(AKA Fred) 
Spouse-Alice M 



1876 
Bellevue, Iowa 
Reed (Age 27) 



8 Jul 1909 



24 Oct 1907 



3)Andrew : 3 Aug 1879 

Jackson (II) :Bellevue, Iowa: 
Spouse-Elsie Lorraine Conklin (B: 24 Feb 



1891 



4 May 1967 
Hemet , Calif . 
D: 6 Aug 1982) 



4) 



Spouse- 



HUSBAND'S OCCUPATION: Saw mill owner /operator 
HUSBAND'S FATHER: Alfred T. Dorchester 
HUSBAND'S MOTHER: Susan A. Grow 
HUSBAND'S OTHER WIVES: 



WIFE'S FATHER: Captain William A. Warren 
WIFE'S MOTHER: Julia S. 
WIFE'S OTHER HUSBANDS: 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Hooker G. Dorchester moved to Bellevue in 1870. He 
subsequently captained "The Belle of Bellevue', a river boat which operated 
between Galena, Illinois and Bellevue, Iowa. He then became a part owner and 
operator of a saw mill, first with his uncle Andrew Jackson Dorchester and later 
with Mr. Hughey. The family moved to California in 1923. 
A. J. (II) and Fred became telegraphers. 



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F^AMILY UNIT CM/XRT" 



FANNING, FRANK AND GEORGIA (DORCHESTER) 



File No. : G06- 
Date : 5 Dec 1991 
Sheet: 1 OF 



1 





FAMILY MEMBER : 


BIRTH : 


MARRIAGE 


DEATH 


BURIAL 






HUSBAND- : 
Frank S. : 
Fanning : 


1866 


10 Feb 1904 
Savannah, 
Carroll Co . , : 
Illinois 


After August 
1910 : 








WIFE- : 
Georgia M. 
Dorchester : 


1864 


ditto : 


5 Aug 1910 : 
San Francisco, 
California : 








CHILDREN- 














1 )Nina 
Spouse- 


CA 1905 : 




After 1910 








2) 
Spouse- 














3) 

Spouse- 














4) 
Spouse- 














5) 
Spouse- 














6) 
Spouse- 














:7) 

: Spouse- 














:8) 

: Spouse- 













HUSBAND' S OCCUPATION: Laborer 
HUSBAND'S FATHER: John Fanning 
HUSBAND'S MOTHER: Mary Stuart 
HUSBAND'S OTHER WIVES: 

WIFE'S FATHER: Andrew J. Dorchester 
WIFE'S MOTHER: Illinois Carpenter 
WIFE'S OTHER HUSBANDS: None 



ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: 

Georgia and Frank lived in Bellevue until about 1907 after which they move' 
to San Francisco, California where Georgia died in 1910. 



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FAMILY UNIT CM/XRT 



FELTON, CLAY AND MABEL (RENTZ) 



File No. 
Date: 18 
Sheet 



G06 



Jun 1991 



1 OF 



1 



: FAMILY MEMBER 


BIRTH 


MARRIAGE 


DEATH 


BURIAL 


:HUSBAND- 

:Clay Donovan : 

: Felton : 


14 Sep 1902 
St . Josoph , : 
Buchanan Co . , 
Missouri 


24 May 1925 
Mount Vernon , 
Davison Co. , 
South Dakota 


15 Aug 1972 
Newport , Pend 
Oreille Co . , 
Washington 


Newport Cem. 
Newport , Wash- : 
ington 


:WIFE- 
:Mabel 

:Dorchester : 
: Rentz 


19 Aug 1903 
Bellevue, : 
Jackson Co . , 

Iowa 


ditto 
Separated 
June 1933 


16 Mar 1968 
La Habra. 
Orange Co . , 
California 




:CHILDREN- 










: 1 )Clair Denzel 
: Spouse-Georgia S 


10 Nov 1926 
Aberdeen , S.D. 
ihipman 


1956 






:2)Carol Dolores: 18 Feb 1928 
: :Britton, S.D. 
: Spouse-Franz Johann Hinrich Si« 


5 Sep 1951 
»lck (sep. Oct 1988, Div . Mar 1 


991 ) 


:3)Lawrence : 22 Jun 1930 : 19 Jan 1950 

Keegan :Aberdeen, S.D.: 
: Spouse-Naomi Kennedy (divorced 1964) 






: 4) Donovan 

Foster 
: Spouse- ( none ) 


24 May 1932 
Wsngtn . Spr . , SD 








:5) 

: Spouse- 










:6> 

: Spouse- 










:7) 

: Spouse- 










:8) 

: Spouse- 











HUSBAND ' S OCCUPATION : 

HUSBAND'S FATHER: Orza Ellsworth Felton 
HUSBAND'S MOTHER: Elizabeth Elnora Clay 

HUSBAND'S OTHER WIVES: Deserted his first wife 30 June 1933. Married 2nd wife, 

Marjorie Moyer 27 Jul 1938 at Lewiston, Idaho. 

WIFE'S FATHER: William David Rentz 
WIFE'S MOTHER: Carrie Beatrice Dorchester 
WIFE'S OTHER HUSBANDS: 



ADDITIONAL INFORMATION; 



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FAMILY UNIT CHART- 



HOOKER, GILES AND MARTHA (COOKE) 



File No. : G06- 
Date : 11 Jan 1991 
Sheet: 1 OF 1 





FAMILY MEMBER : 


BIRTH 


MARRIAGE : 


DEATH 


BURIAL 




HUSBAND- : 
Giles Hooker : 


C:12 Oct 1690 : 
Farmington or 
Hartford , Conn . 




19 Feb 1787. 
(Age 97) 






WIFE- : 
Martha Cooke : 


1693 




22 May 1760 






CHILDREN- 












1 )Martha : 
Spouse-Ezekial C 


3 Aug 1734 : 
Sowles : 




29 Nov 1817 
Farmington , Ct . 






2)Giles, Jr. 
Spouse- 












3) Samuel 
Spouse- 












4) Samuel 
Spouse- 












5) Thomas 
Spouse- 












6) 
Spouse- 












7) 
Spouse- 












:8) 

: Spouse- 











HUSBAND'S OCCUPATION: 

HUSBAND'S FATHER: Samuel Hooker, Jr 

HUSBAND'S MOTHER: Mehitable Hamlin 

HUSBAND'S OTHER WIVES: 

WIFE'S FATHER: Aaron Cooke 

WIFE'S MOTHER: 

WIFE'S OTHER HUSBANDS: 



ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: 



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FAMILY UNIT CHART- 



HOOKER, SAMUEL JR. AND MEHITABLE (HAMLIN) 



File No. : GQ6- 
Data:11 Jan 1991 



Shoot : 1 OF 



1 





FAMILY MEMBER : 


BIRTH 


MARRIAGE DEATH 


BURIAL 




HUSBAND- 
Samuel Hooker, 

Jr. : 


29 May 1661 
Farmington or 
Hartford Conn. 


28 Jun 1687 1730 

:Farmington, : 
: Hart ford Co . , 
Connecticut 






WIFE- 
Mehitable 
Hamlin : 


1664 


1749 
: Hartford Co . , 
: Hartford , Conn . 






CHILDREN- 










1 )Gilos 
Spouse- 


C:12 Oct 1690 
Hartford , Conn . 


:19 Feb 1787 






2)Thomas 
Spouse- 


C:5 Fob 1693 
Hartford , Conn . 


:After 1748 






3)William 
Spouse- 


C:24 Fob 1695 
Hartford , Conn. 


:Aftor 1748 






4) Samuel 
Spouse- 


Hartford , Conn . 


:After 1748 






5)Esther 
Spouse-(?) Stil« 


Hartford , Conn . 
IS 


Before 1730 :After 1748 






6)Mehitable 
Spouse-(?) Coit 


Hartford , Conn. 


Before 1730 :After 1748 






:7) 

: Spouse- 










:8) 

: Spouse- 









HUSBAND'S OCCUPATION: 

HUSBAND'S FATHER: Samuel Hooker, Sr 
HUSBAND'S MOTHER: Mary Willett 
HUSBAND'S OTHER WIVES: 

WIFE'S FATHER: Giles Hamlin 

WIFE'S MOTHER: 

WIFE'S OTHER HUSBANDS: 



ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: 



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l=/\MII_Y uisji-r cmart 



HOOKER, SAMUEL SR. AND MARY (WILLET) 



File No. :G-10 



Date: 15 Jul 1995 



Sheet: 1 OF 



1 



FAMILY MEMBER 



BIRTH 



MARRIAGE 



OEATH 



BURIAL 



HUSBAND- 
Samuel Hooker, 
Sr. 



1633 
Prob. England 



22 Sep 1658 
Plymouth, MA 



5 Nov 1697 
Farmington , 
Hartford Co. 

Connecticut 



WIFE- 

Mary Willett 



1637 or 1643 



1712 



CHILDREN- 



1 )Thomas : 10 Jun 1659 
Hartford , Conn 
Spouse-Mary Lord (Widow) 



1686 



1720 



2)Samuel, Jr. : 29 May 1661 

: Hartford , Conn 
Spouse-Mehitable Hamlin 



28 Jun 1687 



1730 



3)William : 11 May 1663 

: Hartford , Conn 
Spouse-Susanna Fenn 



Before 1689 



1689 



4)John : 20 Feb 1665 

: Hart ford , Conn 
Spouse-Abigail Stanley 



24 Nov 1687 



1745/6 



5)James : 27 Oct 1666 

: Hartford , Conn 
Spouse-Mary Leete 



1 Aug 1691 



CA1740 



6)Roger 
Spouse- 



14 Sep 1668 
Hartford , Conn . 



Never Married 



28 Apr 1698 
Farmington , CT 



7)Nathaniel : 28 Dep 1671 

Hartford, CT 
Spouse-Mary Standley 



Dec 1698 



171 1 



8)Mary : 3 Jul 1673 

: Hartford, CT 
Spouse-Rev. James Pierpont 



1698 



9)Hezikiah 



Spouse- 



10)Daniel : 25 Mar 1679 
Hartford, CT 
Spouse-Sarah Standley 



7 Nov 1675 
Hartford , Conn . 



CA1686 



1706 



1742 



11 )Sarah : C:8 May 1681 

:Hartford, CT 
: Spouse-Rev. Stephen Buckingham 



HUSBAND'S FATHER: Thomas Hooker, Jr. 

HUSBAND'S MOTHER: Susannah Garbrand 

HUSBAND'S OTHER WIVES: 

WIFE'S FATHER: Captain Thomas Willett 

WIFE' S MOTHER: 

WIFE'S OTHER HUSBANDS: Rev. Thomas Buckingham 



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FAMILY UNIT CHART 



HOOKER, THOMAS JR. AND SUSANNAH (GARBRANO) 



File No. :G06 



Date: 11 Jan 1991 
Sheet: 1 OF 1 





FAMILY MEMBER : 


BIRTH 


MARRIAGE 


DEATH 
7 Jul 1647 
Hartford Co . , 
Hart ford , Conn : 


BURIAL 




HUSBAND- 
Thomas Hooker, 
Jr. 


7 Jul 1586 : 
Marefield, 
Leicestershire: 
England : 


3 Apr 1621 : 
Amersham, 
BucKinghamsh. 
England 




WIFE- : 
Susannah : 
Garbrand : 


CA1600 : 










CHILDREN- 












1 ) Samuel, Sr. 
Spouse-Mary WilJ 


1633 
( Prob. England) : 
Lett 


22 Sep 1658 : 


6 Nov 1697 
Farmington , Ct . 






2)John 
Spouse- 


Before 1633 




1684 
BucKinghamsh. , 
England 






3) Sarah 
Spouse-Rev. Johr 


l Wilson 










4)Joanna 

Spouse-Rev. Thomas Shepherd 










5)Mary 

Spouse-Rev. Roger Newton 










6) 
Spouse- 












:7) 

: Spouse- 












:8) 

: Spouse- 











HUSBAND ' S OCCUPATION : 

HUSBAND'S FATHER: Thomas Hooker, Sr 

HUSBAND'S MOTHER: 

HUSBAND'S OTHER WIVES: 



WIFE'S FATHER: Richard Garbrand 

WIFE'S MOTHER: Anne Ferrar 

WIFE'S OTHER HUSBANDS: 2) William Goodwin, 3) John Shepard 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Thomas Hooker, Sr. emmigrated from England to 
Massachusetts in 1633 aboard the ship 'Griffon'. He was a founder of the Colon> 
of Connecticut. 



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FAMILY UNIT CM/XRT 



NEWTON, CHARLES W. JR 



File No. : G1 3 
Date : 
Sheet 



9 Jul 1995 



1 OF 
AND JACQUELINE ( DORCHESTER-MASKREY) 



1 



FAMILY MEMBER: 


BIRTH 


MARRIAGE 


DEATH 


BURIAL 


HUSBAND- 
Charles W. : 
Newton , Jr . 


1882 
Webster Co. 
Iowa : 


7 Sep 1910 : 
Des Moines , 
Polk Co . , la . : 


1912 


Oakland Cem: 
Fort Dodge , : 
Webster Co . 
Iowa : 


WIFE- : 
: Jaqueline : 
: Dorchester 
: Maskrey 


28 Jan 1879 : 
Bellevue, 
Jackson Co . , 
Iowa 


ditto 


15 May 1955 
Des Moines , 
Polk Co. 

Iowa 


Glendale 
Cemetery 
Des Moines , : 
Polk : 


:CHILDREN- : 
:1) : 

: Spouse- 










:2) 

: Spouse- 










:3) 

: Spouse- 










:4) 

: Spouse- 










:5) 

: Spouse- 










:6) 

: Spouse- 










:7) 

: Spouse- 










:8> 

: Spouse- 











HUSBAND'S OCCUPATION: Electric Lineman 
HUSBAND'S FATHER: Charles W. Newton, Sr.; Born 
1844; Parents: Daniel and Elizabeth C. Newton; 
Illinois Infantry G.A.R. 
HUSBAND'S MOTHER: Alice M. 
HUSBAND'S OTHER WIVES: None 



Ottawa , 
Corporal 



Illinois 31 May 
in Co. E 105th 



WIFE'S FATHER: Andrew Jackson Dorchester 

WIFE'S MOTHER: Illinois Carpenter 

WIFE'S OTHER HUSBANDS: 1 ) Dr . Frederick George Maskrey 

3)Dennis Pettit 
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: 



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f=AMIl_Y UNIT CHART 



File No. 
Date: 26 
Sheet 



G06 



Jul 1992 



PETTIT, DENNIS AND JACQUELINE ( DORCHESTER-MASKREY-NEWTON) 



1 OF 1 



FAMILY MEMBER 


BIRTH 


MARRIAGE 


DEATH 


BURIAL 


HUSBAND- 
Dennis : 
Pettit 


30 Jul 1886 • 
GrandJunction : 
Iowa : 


7 May 1913 
Polk Co. 
Iowa 


29 Jan 1948 
Des Moines , 
Polk Co. Iowa 


Glendale 
Cemetary : 
Des Moines , : 
Polk Co. la . : 


WIFE- 

Jacqueline 

Dorchester 


28 Jan 1879 
Bellevue, 
Jackson Co. 
Iowa 


ditto 


15 May 1955 
Des Moines , 
Polk Co. Iowa 


Glendale : 
Cemetary : 
Des Moines , : 
Polk Co . la . : 


CHILDREN- 
1 ) NONE 

Spouse- 










2) 

Spouse- 






: : 


3) 
Spouse- 










4) 
Spouse- 










5) 
Spouse- 










6) 
Spouse- 




: : 





HUSBAND'S OCCUPATION: Hospital Supervisor 
HUSBAND'S FATHER: Austin T. Pettit 
HUSBAND'S MOTHER: Margaret Jones 
HUSBAND'S OTHER WIVES: 

WIFE'S FATHER: Andrew Jackson Dorchester 
WIFE'S MOTHER: Illinois Carpenter 
WIFE'S OTHER HUSBANDS: 1) Dr. Frederick Maskrey 

2) Charles W. Newton, Jr 



ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: 

Dennis Pettit served as Superintendent of the Des Moines, Iowa 
City Detention Hospital for patients suffering from contagious diseases 
During this time, Jacqueline served the same facility as hospital 
matron. This purposes of this hospital was later broadened to include 
general hospital services and renamed "Broadlawns Hospital". 



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F"/\MIl_Y UNIT CM/XR-T 



RENTZ, WILLIAM AND CARRIE (DORCHESTER) 



File No. 
Date : 
Sheet 



G06 



7 Jul 


1991 


: 1 OF 


1 



: FAMILY MEMBER 


BIRTH 


MARRIAGE 


DEATH 


BURIAL 


:HUSBAND- 
:William David 
: Rentz 


10 Dec 1878 
Quincy, 111. 
Adams Co. 


25 May 1901 
Madison, Wise. 
Dane Co. 


7 Dec 1944 
Mountain View, 
Jefferson Co. 
Colorado 


Crown Hill 
Cemetary 
Denver , Colo . 


:WIFE- 

:Carrie Beatrice 

.Dorchester 


29 Jun 1881 
Bellevue, Iowa 
Jackson Co. 


ditto 


13 Sep 1946 
Denver , Colo . 


ditto 


:CHILDREN- 










:1 )Mabel 

: Dorchester 

: Spouse-Clay Done 


19 Aug 1903 
Bellevue, la. 
wan Felton 


24 May 1925 
Mt . Vernon , S. D. 


16 Mar 1968 
La Habra, Cal. 
Oranqe Co. 


Rose Hills 
Memorial Park , : 
Whittier, Ca . 


:2)Dorothy :6 Nov 1905 

Beatrice : Blvu . or DM, la 
: Spouse-John Ephraim Lindgren 


10 Aug 1938 
Littleton, Col. 


29 Nov 1989 
Westminster , 
Colorado 


Crown Hill 
Cemetary 
Denver, Colo. 


:3)William :19 Aug 1911 

Dorchester :Wessington Spr 
: Spouse-Edna Ross: So. Dak. 


CA1936 
Denver, Colo. 


28 Jul 1965 
La Habra, Cal. 
Orange Co. 


Rose Hills 
Memorial Park 
Whittier, Ca . 


:4)Jean :5 Nov 1916 

Louise .White Lake, SD 
: Spouse-Martin Van Heukelem 


15 Jun 1939 
Denver, Colo, 
(or vicinity) 


30 Jul 1974 
Whittier, Cal. 
LosAnqeles , Co . 


ditto 


:5)Jack :12 Mar 1919 

Marion :White Lake, SD 
: Spouse-Maxine Solomon 


CA 1940 
(prob. Denver) 


30. Jun 1952 
Fullerton, Cal . 
Oranqe Co. 


ditto 


:6)James : 26 Jul 1922 

Douglas :White Lake, SD 
: Spouse-Peggy Rudd 


30 Aug 1942 
Las Vegas, Nev. 


22 Feb 1981 
Arroyo Grande, 
California 





HUSBAND'S OCCUPATION: Printer before 1910, Farmer after 1910 

HUSBAND'S FATHER: Charles P. Rentz of Quincy, Illinois; Occupation: traveling 

stone salesman; Died: CA 1904. 

HUSBAND'S MOTHER: Nora Troy 

HUSBAND'S OTHER WIVES: 

WIFE'S FATHER: Andrew Jackson Dorchester 
WIFE'S MOTHER: Illinois Carpenter 
WIFE'S OTHER HUSBANDS: 



ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: The William Rentz family lived in Bellevue, Iowa until 
1904-5, then Des Moines, Iowa until 1910, then Wessington Springs, Jerauld Co. 
South Dakota until CA1915, then White Lake, Aurora Co. South Dakota until 1934, 
then to Denver, Colorado. 



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FAMIL.Y UNIT CH/XRT 



SIELCK, FRANZ AND CAROL (FELTON) 



File 
Date : 
Sheet 



No. 


G06- 




18 


Jun 


1991 


: 1 


OF 


1 



FAMILY MEMBER 



BIRTH 



MARRIAGE 



DEATH 



BURIAL 



HUSBAND- 
Franz Johann 
Hinrich Sielck 



17 Jun 1926 
Trenneworth , 
Schleswig- 
Holstein 



5 Sep 1951 
Lindau , Bavaria 
Sep. Oct 1988 
Div. Mar 1991 



WIFE- 

Carol Dolores 

Felton 



18 Feb 1928 
Britton , 
Marshall Co. 
South Dakota 



ditto 



CHILDREN- 



1 )John William 
(Jan at birth) 
Spouse- 



1 Sep 1952 
Fullerton , Cal 



2)Christina 

Anne 
Spouse-Roger La 



14 Dec 1955 
Orange, Cal. 



25 Aug 1979 
Placent la , Ca . 
Orange Co. 



3)Thomas Franz 



Spouse- 



12 Nov 1961 
Fullerton , Cal 



4) 



Spouse- 



5) 
Spouse- 



6) 



Spouse- 



7) 



Spouse- 



8) 



Spouse- 



HUSBAND'S OCCUPATION: 

HUSBAND'S FATHER: Emil Gustav Sielck 
HUSBAND'S MOTHER: Anna Sophie Claussen 
HUSBAND'S OTHER WIVES: 

WIFE'S FATHER: Clay Donovan Felton 
WIFE'S MOTHER: Mabel Dorchester Rentz 
WIFE'S OTHER HUSBANDS: 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: The Sielck family is believed to have originated in the 
city of Silkeborg, Denmark. A member of this family settled in 
Schleswig-Holstein during the 30 years war. 



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FAMILY UNIT CHART 



SMITH, CHAUHCEY AND MARIA (VAN SCHAICK-DORCHESTER) 



File No. :G06 



Date: 5 Sep 1991 
Sheet: 1 OF 1 



: FAMILY MEMBER 


BIRTH 


MARRIAGE 


DEATH 


BURIAL : 


:HUSBAND- 
Chauncey Smith ■ 


1820 
New York 


CA1838 : 


1893 
Jefferson Co. 
New York 


Market Street 
Cemetary 
Cape Vincent 
New York 


:WIFE- 

: Maria 

: Van Schaick- 

: Dorchester 


1810 : 
Albany, N,Y. 


ditto 


23 Jun 1895 
Clayton, N.Y. 
Jefferson Co. 


Market Street 
Cemetary 
Cape Vincent, 
New York 


:CHILDREN- 










:1 )Elias 

: Brayton 

: Spouse-None. En 


1839 : 
Jffrsn.Co.N.Y. 
Listed Union Arr 


:12 Aug 1864 
:City Pt . , Va. : 
»y 1862. Died of typhoid in service. 


:2)Maryette 
: Spouse- 


1841 
Jffrsn.Co.N.Y. 








: 3)0rin 
: Spouse- 


1843 
Jffrsn.Co.N.Y. 








:4)Emily Ann 
: Spouse- 


1845 
Jffrsn.Co.N.Y. 








:5)Henry E. 
: Spouse- 


1849 
Jffrsn.Co.N.Y. 








:6)Alice 
: Spouse— 


1851 
: Jffrsn.Co.N.Y. 








:7) 

: Spouse- 










:8) 

: Spouse- 











HUSBAND'S OCCUPATION: Farmer 
HUSBAND'S FATHER: 
HUSBAND'S MOTHER: 
HUSBAND'S OTHER WIVES: 

WIFE'S FATHER: Michael Van Schaick 

WIFE'S MOTHER: Caroline 

WIFE'S OTHER HUSBANDS: Maria married Hooker Dorchester CA1825. Became a widow 

when he died of an accidental self-inflicted gun shot wound in 1835. 



ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: 



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FAMILY UNIT CHART 



VAN SCHAICK, MICHAEL AND CAROLINE (TRUAX) 



File No. : GQ6- 

Da t e : 15 Oct 1993 

Sheet: 1 OF 1 





FAMILY MEMBER : 


BIRTH 


MARRIAGE 


DEATH 


BURIAL 




HUSBAND- 

Michael : 
Van Schaick : 


1766 
New York 


CA1795 


30 Jun 1857 
Cape Vincent, 
Jefferson Co . , : 
N. Y. Aqe: 91 : 


Market Street 
Cemetary 
Cape Vincent , 
New York 




WIFE- 

Caroline : 

Truax : 


1769 : 
New York 


ditto 


3 Jul 1873 
Cape Vincent , 
Jefferson Co . , 
N. Y. Age: 104 


Market Street 
Cemetary 
Cape Vincent , 
New York 




CHILDREN- 












1)Nicholas : 17 Dec 1797 : 
Spouse-Selina (D: 26 Dec 1 893 ; Age : 87y8m29d ; Bd 


12 Nov 1889 
Age: 91y10m24d 
with spouse) 


Mkt. St. Cem. 
Cape Vincent , 
New York 




2)Maria 
Spouse-1 )Hooker 


1809 :1)CA1825 : 
Albany, N.Y. :2)CA1838 
Dorchester; 2)Chauncey Smith 


23 Jun 1895 
Clayton, N.Y. 


Mkt. St. Cem. 
Cape Vincent, 

New York 




3)Michael 
Spouse-Harriet 


1812 ! 
New York 
(D:28 Aug 1857) 


17 Apr 1878 
Age 66 
CapeVincent NY 


Riverside Cem. : 
CapeVincent NY: 




4)Caroline : 1820 

Spouse- Never married. Mentally Retarded 








5)Christopher 
Spouse- 












6)Catherine 
• Spouse- 












: 7) Henry 
: Spouse- 












:8)Eve 

: Spouse-Eli Kels 


9V 










: 9) Anna 

: Spouse-1 ) Levi L 


ivermore, 2)Thoi 


nas Warren 







HUSBAND'S OCCUPATION: 
HUSBAND'S FATHER: 
HUSBAND'S MOTHER: 
HUSBAND'S OTHER WIVES: 

WIFE'S FATHER: 
WIFE'S MOTHER: 
WIFE'S OTHER HUSBANDS: 



ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: 



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FAMILY UNIT CHART" 



Filo No. : G06- 

Date: 25 Oct 1993 



WILSON, JOHN GREGG AND ELVIRA M. (DORCHESTER) 



Sheet : 1 OF 



1 



FAMILY MEMBER 



BIRTH 



MARRIAGE 



DEATH 



BURIAL 



HUSBAND- 

John G. Wilson 



12 Jan 1853 



17 Oct 1877 
Divorced 
Before 1895 



WIFE- 
Elvira M. 
Dorchester 



17 Mar 1861 
Bellevue, Iowa 
Jackson Co. 



ditto 



16 Feb 1909 
Omaha , Neb . 
( Consumption ) 



Presbyterian 
Cemetary 
Bellevue, Iowa 



CHILDREN- 



1 ) Jesse 



Spouse- Lou (?) 



Sep 1883 
Illinois 



After 1942 



2) Bessie 



Spouse- 



After 1909 



3)Charlie : 1887 

Illinois 
Spouse-Probably never married 



After 1942 



4)Nina L. 



Spouse- 



7 Aug 
Prob. 



1884 
Illinois 



20 Jun 1888 
Bellevue, la 



Bellevue, la 
Presbyterian 
Cemetary 



5) 



Spouse- 



HUSBAND'S OCCUPATION: 

HUSBAND'S FATHER: William Wilson born 10 Mar 1821 at Bridgeton near Glasgow, 

Scotland. Worked in a mill and went to night school. Left for America from 

Liverpool on ship "Trenton 1 '. Arrived in America 10 March 1842. Settled on a 

farm in Richland Twp. Jackson Co. Iowa. 

HUSBAND'S MOTHER: Janet Gregg (Born in Glasgow, Scotland). Married in St. Louis 

22 Aug 1844. Children: Agnes, John Gregg, Susan Langlen, William, Andrew G. 

McHenry (Adopted) 
HUSBAND'S OTHER WIVES: 

WIFE'S FATHER: Andrew Jackson Dorchester 
WIFE'S MOTHER: Illinois Carpenter 
WIFE'S OTHER HUSBANDS: 



ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: 

Elvira was also known as Alvida and sometimes as Vida. At the time of her 
death, children Jesse lived in White Lake, South Dakota; Bessie and Charlie 
lived in Omaha. 



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F^AMILY UNIT CMART 



WILSON, JOHN GREGG AND ELVIRA M. (DORCHESTER) 



File No . I G06- 
Date: 25 Oct 1 993 
Sheet: 1 



OF 



1 



: FAMILY MEMBER 


BIRTH 


MARRIAGE 


DEATH 


BURIAL 




:HUSBAND- 

: John G. Wilson 


12 Jan 1853 


17 Oct 1877 : 
Divorced 
Before 1895 








:WIFE- 
:Elvira M. 
: Dorchester 


17 Mar 1861 
Bellevue, Iowa 
Jackson Co. 


ditto 


16 Feb 1909 
Omaha, Neb. 
( Consumption ) 


Presbyterian 
Cemetary 
Bellevue, Iowa 




:CHILDREN- 












: 1 ) Jesse 

: Spouse- Lou ( ? ) 


Sep 1883 
Illinois 




After 1942 






: 2) Bessie 
: Spouse- 






After 1909 






:3)Charlie 

: Spouse-Probably 


1887 
Illinois 
never married 




After 1942 






:4)Nina L. 
: Spouse- 


7 Aug 1884 
Prob. Illinois 




20 Jun 1888 
Bellevue, la. 


Bellevue , la . 

Presbyterian 

Cemetary 




:5) 

: Spouse- 








■ 





HUSBAND ' S OCCUPATION : 

HUSBAND'S FATHER: William Wilson born 10 Mar 1821 at Bridgeton near Glasgow, 

Scotland. Worked in a mill and went to night school. Left for America from 

Liverpool on ship "Trenton". Arrived in America 10 March 1842. Settled on a 

farm in Richland Twp . Jackson Co. Iowa. 

HUSBAND'S MOTHER: Janet Gregg (Born in Glasgow, Scotland). Married in St. Louis 

22 Aug 1844. Children: Agnes, John Gregg, Susan Langlen, William, Andrew G. 

McHenry (Adopted) 
HUSBAND'S OTHER WIVES: 

WIFE'S FATHER: Andrew Jackson Dorchester 
WIFE'S MOTHER: Illinois Carpenter 
WIFE'S OTHER HUSBANDS: 



ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: 

Elvira was also known as Alvida and sometimes as Vida. At the time of her 
death, children Jesse lived in White Lake, South Dakota; Bessie and Charlie 
lived in Omaha. 



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l=AMII_Y MEMORABILIA. 



I Iii ilic haniluritilie ol Flijiir Holyokc] 

. ,/ir SivinrjC Plasm-Jam- (fiaJim -^o »* //?*#%(**} 

I^GF^S «7~ & /rrt . S^J-J%* SM6f,* s . <in&m}tfti„c'*Jt. 









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^d*£n SceH- (James fcCrriner- J&tf*"'^"* 



(Zpfeme^ /rtiffir- . OftrAjJfirry . 4. 
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(lerrn iicrrar-ci ■ jarmmj mint* ftna/janj}"' 
C --^9»/-JXf(2<>/>Tr, S*"tt/Urs/?j£& ft&,%rfen. 

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LIST OF TOWNSMEN 
SPRINGFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS 
FEBRUARY 1664 




LAND GRANTS 
SPRINGFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS 
CA 1650 




GRAVESITE OF LYDIA E. FIRST WIFE OF ANDREW J 

DIED JAN. 7 1852 AGE 23 
DEXTER CEMETARY BROWNSVILLE, JEFFERSON CO. 



DORCHESTER 



NEW YORK 




GRAVESITE OF HOOKER DORCHESTER DIED APR. 6, 1835 AGE 47 YRS 
AND FIRST WIFE MERCY (THOMPSON) DORCHESTER DIED 11 MAY 1825 AGF il vfar* 
MUSCALUNGE CEMETARY, HOUNSFIELD, JEFFERSON CO NEW YORK 



GUAnniAN'B noNi). 



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KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS, That we ^&U+* ^ r 
^/u/tL^ v4£ £ s&u^ fc^a^ /*<'<:/ s < 

nre held and firmbi bound untn^JZf*}, /Ac ~- ■* [f^ - r- ~- • - ^y / y- A S Ol^-U Y — 

of the county of Jefferson, -tt=minoK/~ 4Se*gJ ^ the age of fourteen years, in the sum of 

• , ^P^^Z^yJ^) ~ 

# ' : Dollars, laicful money of account of the United States of Jlmerica, to be paid to the 

|! said /^P?t. + ll *?77 : — ,• or to </Ae*~ certain attorney, heirs, executors, 

administrators, or assigns ,• To the which payment well and trxdy to be made, we bind 
ourselves, and each of us, our and each of our heirs, executors and administrators, and 
each and every of them, jointly and severally, firmly by these presents. Sealed with our 

seals and dated the— ^ ' <^1 day of t^Citmy in the year 

of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty j^^cr^_ _ 

The Condition of this Obligation is Blioll, That if the above 

boundenO'/& i *^S^&r~&?Ce* &\^/ _ who is this day appointed 

Guardian of the above named ^?JC-/t^ . do and shall well 

and faithjully in all things, discharge the duty of Guardian to (he above named 
?A2j%Z,^ir~£^/s^ 4x//r*'>^/i'Zfcn^ SZis£;~a minor, according to the laws of this 
Suite, and shall renders just and true*account of all moneys and property received by 
<?Z£0 3 an d of the application thereof, and of such guardianship in all respects, to and 
before any court having cognizance thereof, when thereunto required, then this obligation 
shall be void, otherwise to be and remain in Jull force and virtue. j 



Sealed nnd Delivered, 
In presence of 



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BOND CERTIFICATE IDENTIFYING MARIA (VAN SCHAICK) DORCHESTER 
AS GUARDIAN OF MARIA & HOOKER DORCHESTER'S MINOR CHILDREN 




ADVERTISEMENTS. 



A J. Dorcheiter 



H. G. Dorch.il.r. 



W. H. Dorch..t.r. 



A. J. DORCHESTER & CO., 



PROPRIETORS 



@U@¥m@ 8iw Mill 

Jfanu/Mturw* of 

Lumber, Lath, Pickets, Shingles and Dressed Lumber, 

And Dealers In SASH, DOORS, BLINDS, MOULDINGS, &o., &a 
Building Paper and Wool Felts. 

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Andrew J. Dorchester (1827-1904) 
Photo Ca1900 



A, J. DORCHESTER DEAD 



Me Passed Away Last Tuesday Agad 
77 Years— Other Deaths. 

DORCHESTER— Tuesday evening 
"at his home on South Front street 
occurred the death or one of Belle- 
vue'stprominent citizens, Mr. A. J. 
Dorchester, who has been in ill health 
for a number of years. Deceased 
was born in Jefferson County, New 
York, in 1827 and came to Bellevue 
In 1853. He was engaged in various 
pursuits here, principally sawmilling, 
gristmilling, and pork-paking, and 
for many years was one of Bellevue 's 
leading business men. He was mar- 
ried in 1860 to Miss Illinois Carpen- 
ter, a niece of Qovenor Ansel Briggs, 
the first govenor of Iowa. She died 
in August 1890. Eight children were 
the fruits of this uuion of whom six 
survive, Mrs. Elvira Wilson, Mrs. 
Frank Fanning, Mrs. Fred Stulken, 
Mrs. Kate DeWalt, Miss Jacqueline, 
and Mrs. Carrie Rentz. 

The funeral will be held Friday 
morning at 9:00 o'clock from the 
house, Rev. Memmott officiating 



A. J. DORCHESTER OBITUARY 
BELLEVUE, IOWA LEADER 
11 AUGUST 1904 



Chapter of Death*. 

A. J. KOM'IIUITCK. 

On Tuesday evening, August 8th, 
atabout7::iOoVUKk,A..J. Dorche.ter 
breathed hi, Inst at hi* home on 
South Front direct The newt of his 
death create! the utmost surprise, 
as he was around during the forenoon 
of that .lay and anpeared as well at 
usual, but during the afternoon he 
was attacked by a pain In the region 
of hit heart which gradually grew 
worse, and his puytdclant were able 
to give only temporary relief, and at 
the time above stated death came to 
hi* relief. 

Mr. Dorchester was a native of 
New York, where he wan hern in Jef- 
ferson county hi I8K. lie .:amc to 
Bellevue in IKa.1 and for a number of 
years was one of this city'-, most en- 
tcrprising and energetic . itixena, he 
being engaged in milling both flour 
and lumber, ami during! I he time 
when dressed hogs only found a mar- 
ket here he was engaged in the pork- 
packing business. I'.m hn.-dncta fail- 
ures had retired lilin from active 
business life and ill health driven him 
to the seclusion of his home, and of 

late years he was seld -een in the 

business centers of the town. He Is 
gone but not forgotten. 

in IStio Mr. Dtiivbe-ilrr was united 
In marriage lu Mi— Illinois Carpen- 
ter, a step-daughter nf fiuvcrnor 
AjukI Hrlggri, the lirsi governor of 
low. She preceded him lu the grave 
about fourteen years ago. Kight 
children, seven girls and one Iniy, was 
the result of this union, hI x oi whom 
survive Mis. Elvira Wilson, Mrs. 
Frank Fanning, Mrs Fred Stulken, 
Mrs. Kate UeWalt, Mi*s Jacqueline, 
and Mrs. Carrie llentz. 

The funeral occurred last Friday 
morning from the family residence, 
the services being conducted by Rev. 
C. Mcmiuotl of the Presbyterian 
church. The remains were interred 
in the family lot in the Presbyterian 
cemetery. The pall hearers were M. 
<;. Hyler. FTou. A. <;. Kcglcr Wb. 
Keister, Wni. Ilinman, Sam Camp- 
bell and Adam Schmidt. 



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J. DORCHESTER OBITUARY 
BELLEVUE, IOWA LEADER 
16 AUGUST 1904 







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Hooker G. 



Dorchester (1848-1926) 
Photo Ca1870 



PERFECT ORGANIZATION 

The Bellevue Commercial Club Is Or- 
ganized Last Thursday Amid 
Harmony and Enthusiasm. 

About a8 large and as enthusiastic 
a gathering of Bellevue business men 
as were ever seen together, met at 
i the engine house last Thursday even- 
ing in response to a call issued by 
Chairman Kranz of the constitution 
and by-laws committee. This com- 
mittee made its report, which, after 
being thoroughly discussed and the 
more important points agreed upon, 




H. G. DORCHESTER 

First President of The Bellevue Commercial 

C\uh and a general favorite. 

BELLEVUE. IOWA LEADER ARTICLE 

23 NOVEMBER 1905 



illlKKIt 18. HOW IIKVn.lt II,.- 
Y of the American pstf|dfl la a hi. ion of work, 

4" anil llagaa men only gain wenllh and hOBOt 
|D ltolSBNfi*8l till* fart, and govern their 
livrn aecorduufl) • Many of ll"' weaitbleel inrn in 
our Western States arc men who have baeoHS mi 
only by the moat careful use of .ill means t.. that 
mil. Such a twin i» our subject, Hooker <i. Dor- 
cheater, of the (lrm of DorchMtri a Hugher. pro- 
prietors of the stc/lm saw-mill of Ilellevue. thin 
cotiniy. 

Mr. Dnrabnlar is a B»U*« of Mtnwnu ftMuty, 

N. V.. ami was horn I III. '■'. I MIX. lip araa tin 

of Alfred T. and Susan A. (Grow I Don bestcr. lib 
parents were also hoth native, of New \ • •'>. Stale. 

Tlic pateruni ancestor* of our Hilijvrl were of 
Knghsli hirth anil parentage, anil his pali-runl groin). 
father was a soldier in tin- War of \*\i. - ll..i- 

chestcr Heights. "of ttsvolutloiiary famr. «n. 11:11 1 

after the Dorchester family. Olir subject grew U) 
the responsibilities of manhood in hisnalii ecoiinu 
find Stale, and received his preliminary education 
in the public schools there. He subsequi-ntly tin- 
ished hi* education at a private school at Water- 
town. N. Y. 

In the spring of 1870 Hooker ("1. Don lie-t'r . on. 
lo Ucllevuc. this count v. anil for lime years ran a 
sicainl»al between llclhvue ami lialrna. 111. This 
L.at was the ■• lloHi- of MHleviin." a small |st 
.Uvinu-r. carrying freight anil m>» ■"•.-i- He llirii 

engaged III the produce Kn-oii --. ill 1 ■ ■ r I ii.t -III 1 ■ 

with thru- other nun. namely . A. All' u I li I'.l- 
ler. and I' Miiplcr. the lit m lining known is Allen 
,V Co.. with headquarters at Bellevue, Their |«rt. 
nership was ui existence about two yearn. In l«7.'>. 
in nuBpany with A. .1. Dorchester, our subject en- 
gaged in his present business. Thi- |>nrtnership 

i-xistisl Himr nine vears. and -ince its dissolution 
Mr. Dorchester has Uen in partnership with Mr. 
lliiirlu-v. Thcv eujov a large trade, and t lo-tr .il.-s 
amount to |>crlia|ts «t.".ii.oon |^r annum. 

Our subject was married Sept. -it. IHT.'I. i" Jiwie 
I'.. Warren, daughter of Corporal William A. Wor- 
rell, now deia-ased. but a former resident "f Bvllc- 
vne. Of the children of tbia marriage three are 
now living— KUiel. Alfrcil W.. and A. I. Mr. and 
Mi- llorchcslcr l:ike an acti\ e oilcicst In tbrMwbd 

life of their town. lie ban Mleil lbs pusi f 

Iteeunlar in his village, ami foi several years has 

bean a mbcr of Uw School Board. lie la s Ue- 

piihlicau in polllkw. InHng a strong supporter of 
that party, and is also a member of the Masonic 
fraternity of Ilellevne. 

Our subject i-amc to Iowa virtually without 
means, and the wealth which he now |ms-cs«es has 
Us?u iiccitmulnUsI by canful and |icrsi«icni efforts., 
and controlled by the strong will that ■iverrame\ 

:ill c.li-Lacles. 



JACKSON CO. 

1889 PORTRAIT AND 

ALBUM 



IOWA 
BIOGRAPHICAL 



Band Saw Mills 



We wish to call the attention of the Lumber Inlying public 
to the lacl that we arc prepared to lurni-.li all grades III 



WHITE PINE LUMBER 




LATH, SHINGLES, 
DOORS, BLINDS, 

MOULDINGS, ETC. 

In Unlimited Quantities anJ of the Best Quality. 



We are Looking 



For your trade, and if upright methods and a 
fair, square business policy count for anything, 
we will get it. We solicit the patronage of 
the general public. All correspondence given 
prompt attention. 



Our Car Sales for 1896 
were over 5 Million Feet. 

Yours for Business, 



DORCHESTER & HUGHEY, 



BELLEVUE, IA., I!. S. A. 



"AONT DILLIE" DEAD 
LIVED TO B E 100 

Miss Dorchester Passed Away 

Last Sunday at Dexter, 

New York 



U. Q. Dorchester received a tele- 
gram last Sunday afternoon inform- 
ing: bim of Itbe death of his aunt, 
Miss Delia Dorchester at Dexter, N. 
Y., after having attained the remark* 
able age of 100 years, 7 months and 
22 days. Lagrippe was the cause of 
her demise. -* 

For nearly forty y-eare Miss Dor- 
cheater was a resident of Bellevne, 
and during that time she was loved 
and reap ecfa'd by the entire com- 
munity. Shs was' born _ at Water- 
town, New York:. Jane 9, 1810, a 
d apgb ter of Hooker and Mercy Dor- 
chester,. Where she rosined until 1870 
when ehe came to Bellevne to live 
with bar aunt, Mrs. H. G. Potter. 
Upon the latter 'e death in 18T4 she 
made her home with, her nephew 
and niec», Mr.. and Mrs, H. Q. Dor- 
chester nntll two years ago last sum- 
mer when a 1 be went to New York for 
a visit among the adenes of her earlier 
life. She had Intended returning to 
Bellevne, but an injury . prevented' 
■her from doiDg so. ££*>: "*- 

Misa Dorchester not only reached 
an age-accorded to few people, bat 
she possessed a wonderful Intellect 
i as well and was indeed a re m ark able 
woman. Sbe left an Impress upon 
those wittr whom she name in oon- 
tact and the world i» the hotter *_>r 
her having lived "ioAvltrt . Fo/' irjajr 
years the late Mrs, Warren », . i£*«a 
Dorchester were bqoa compel ns 
and' they were ibe wonder and ad- 
miration of J the many' friends who 
visited this worthy- and aged pair In 
the Dorchester- homo. '.£ 

Surviving are $wo half-sisters, 

cwel-/e>(»tnd i »t» c es> -OrS T -en gTaad- 
tr8j-Kerwj»7^^ i a^S : ^w,niroe_B a&t 
j Bix great grandnepbaws. ., 
DELIA DORCHESTER OBITUARY 

BELLEVUE, IOWA LEADER 
10 FEBRUARY 1916 



H. G. DORCHESTER 
IS SUMMONED 



FOKMER BELLEVIEAN PASSED 

A WAV LAST TIESDAY AT GLEN- 

DALE, CALIFORNIA 



Had Bern in I'oor Health for a Num. 

bee of Yean-— Burial at (ilendaJr 

Last Tuesday 



Tin- «llt..r f ih c Leader r«-..-.-l»«il 
a telegram from Fred Dorchester »f 
Ulcndale, California, coureylnj; the 
newH of the death of hi* father, Hook 
<?r O. Dorchester, which occurred Sun- 
day and the further Information that 
burlul would take plaiw Tuesday it 
Oleudale. 

Mr. Ik»rcbestcr was born In Jeffcr*.n 
<tuinty. New- York, in 1H4X. and rant" 
to IJillevne Id 1X70. For a number ..f 
yearn he was «nptain of a waall Mean. 
er running between Heller tie and <lu 
lona loiter he euaajred In the produr" 
buHl:M'HM with Allen & t\,., and la 1X7." 
he Iteiume RMWirlated with his uncle, 
A. J. Dorchester In the lumber Im-i- 
ness. Afterwards lx» formed a partner- 
ahlp with E. K. Hugbey and the Arm 
was known as Dorchester & Hughcr 
for many rears, or until 1022. 

He was married to MIhh Josle War- 
ren, (laughter of Cupt. Warren In 1H7.I. 
jiud Ih-hJ.I.-m In wife Ik aurvlred by one 
dauphter. Mrs. Ethel Walsh and two 
eon. A. W. Dorchester and A. J. Dor- 
Chester, all residents of OallforHa. 

He was for nearly half a c...,iirv 
one of the most prominent men of th- 
community, occupying various office* 
of trust ond reniKm-lblllty. Fie serreil 
for sereral terms as mayor of Hellenic. 

About three year* ago he moved to 
California In spend Underlining years 
He bad tiecn In poor luiilth for some 
timr. 

Many old time frlendH In Retlevn* 
regret his passing and extend sympathy 
to his lured ones. 

G. DORCHESTER OBITUARY 
BELLEVUE. IOWA LEADER 
25 FEBRUARY 1926 



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WILSON 

The remains of Mrs. Elvira Wilson 
who passed away at Omaha last 
Tuesday of N consumption arriyad 
here this morning for interment. 

Deceased was the eldest daughter 
of the late Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Dor« 
Chester and was born in Bellevue, 
March 17, 1861. ' She was the mother 
of four children of whom three sur- 
vive, namely: Jesse of White Lake, 
S. D ; Bessie and|Charley of Omaha. 
She is also survived by four sisters. 

The funeral will be held Friday 
afternoon. 



ELVIRA (DORCHESTER) WILSON 
OBITUARY 
BELLEVUE, IOWA LEADER 
18 FEBRUARY 1909 



DEATHS OF 
PAST 




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. Old, Being Taken 

News was 'received fn Belleroe 
this mornine of the death of Mrs. 
Frank Fanning which occurred at 
her home in San Franoisco last Fri- 
day, August 5th. Deceased was 46 
years of age and a daughter of the 
late Mr. and Mra. A. J v Dorchester 
and removed from this city to Cali- 
fornia a few years ago. Shs !• sur- 
vived by her husband and daughter 
Nina, and three sisters. We are un- 
able to give further particulars at 
this time. . 

GEORGIA (DORCHESTER) FANNING 
OBITUARY 
BELLEVUE, IOWA LEADER 
11 AUGUST 1910 



Another Former 
Resident Dies 



Wi> are iimI'-Mi'iI in limit lli-ik nf 

l>es Mill lit* x arh nt a i-||piiln« in hit 

Miator, Mm \V I. Munti-i autumn, 
inr Hit- tle.Mli nl ;i f«r in«»r lli-lle\ ue:tn. 
Jacqueline Itorrlieater Mnnkroy I'ei 
It, 78, who I'usHt'il away Sunday fol 
lowlnz a cerebral hemmorliiiue. 

Jacqueline Dorchester wan a daunh 
ter of Mr. and Mm. A. J. Dorchenter. 
pioneer residents of Bellevue and wan 
born heie In 1N77 and arew up In thU 
'community. KraduatlDjr from Bellevue 
tilRti tc hrx.i wii.. the elans of 1898. She 
married Dr. Maskery of Sai.ula and 
they were the parents of on* ami 
Vern. of Lebanon. Mo. The faml'., liv- 
ed fcr a time at Santa ROaa. N. M . 
moving to Dee Molnea 46 yeara e^o 
L '""-%lrr ' — >'--• — --- avaoi Hue 
Junilj Mr. Petit and for IB jrwars 
•he wan a auxae at Mroadla wnn Cciht. 
al hospital. She retired 30 year* a*n 
und wan living nl Woudlawn NnralnM 
iiniiie when atrlrken. 

Funeral services were lu-ld Wednen- 
day fnrm the Hamilton Funeral buttle, 
with Interment In Clendale cemetery. 

lienldea her non Vern nhe In fiirvlv 
ed l>y four itrand< hlldren and four 
great grandchildren. Hh« wan preceded 
in death by her parenta. her hu»l>and» 
und „everal alatera. 



JACQUELINE (DORCHESTER) PETTIT 
OBITUARY 
BELLEVUE, IOWA LEADER 
26 MAY 1955 



CALLED HIGHER 



Mrs. Edwin Dorchester Passed Away 

at home in Aurora, Illinois 

Last Week. 

Mm. Edwin Dorchester passed 
away at her home in Aurora, Illinois 
last Friday as a result of an opera- 
tion. The remains arrived here 
Saturday evening and were escorted 
to the home of her father, W. K. 
Henton, the funeral taking place 
Monday afternoon. Reverend Crane 
officiating. The pall bearers were 
Sam Campbell, John Merkle, George 
Schlatter, J. C. Campbell, John Bur- 
chodlng and Leroy Brown. The 
large attendance of friends was an 
evidence of the esteem in which the 
deceased was held by those who 
knew her. She possessed a gracious 
disposition and was |a lovable char- 
acter whose friendships were limited 
only by her acquaintances. She was 
a teacher in the local schools for 
many years and her pupils then re- 
member her now as one who was 
ever, zealous for their future welfare 
and who rejoiced in their successes. 
The Aurora Beacon says: 

A beautiful service was held over 
the remains of Mrs. E.B. Dorchester 
who died at the Anrora City hospital 
Friday night, at the home last Satur- 
urday afternoon. The service took 
place at 4:30 o'clock and was in 
charge of Rev. Ernst iWray Oneal of 
the Galena Street M. E. church. A 
largo number of friends attended and 
the casket was completely covered 
with beautiful Iloral offerings. 

ROSE (HENTON) DORCHESTER 

OBITUARY 

BELLEVUE. IOWA LEADER 

OCTOBER 1904 



Young Parent* Bereaved 

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Dorcbeeter 
-mourn the death of their infant 
daughter, Muxine, who was with 
them only one day, and who joined 
the heavenly throng Sunday after- 
noon at 2:30 o'clock. The mother's 
• condition was extremely critical for 
a few days, bat we are pleased to 
state thai the is now oat of danger. 
■-.The ftraei?id>of tbeT jlttle^flipXrsr/ w«» 
.. beld Monday aft&rno«R ~Wft& 3ni$r- i 
^•tterrtr in : : tfie v 3?rt*byteritfcp 'jdbxaehr 
Rev, Weatherwax conducting a 
short service at the grave. The be- 
reaved yonng parents have the sym- 
pathy of the community. 

MAXINE DORCHESTER OBITUARY 
BELLEVUE, IOWA LEADER 
JULY 1912 






Rev. Oneal otTored prayer and gave 
a short talk and Mrs. Bessio Banks 
Miller and Mr. Miller rendered very 
sweetly, "My Jesus, as Thou Wilt." 
The remains were taken to the 6:45 
o'clock train and the pall bearers 
were: Harry Clark, George James, 
J. Geiselman, ('. P. Briggs, Myron 
Davis, and Dr. Logan. 

The remains were taken to Belle- 
vue, Iowa, and were accompanied 
by the husband and daughter of the 
deceased, B sister Miss Lola Hentou, 
Dr. Johnson, and W. E. Wilcox. The 
funeral at Bellcvuo was held this 
afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at the 
home of W. K. ilonton, father of the 
(lore :ih<mI, and the Interment will bo 
ni the cemetery there. 

The deceased was born at Bellovue 
June 26, 1868, and was married to 
Mr. Dorchester in 1885. They have 
resided in this city for thirteen years 
and during that entire time, Mrs. 
Dorchester was a member of the Ga- 
lena Street church. Last Tuesday 
she submitted to an operation for 
appendicitis but could not survive 
the shock. 

Reverend Crane in the course of 
remarks, said: 

Mrs. Dorchester was highly re- 
spected In every circle in which she 
moved, having natural qualties 
which endeared her to a wide cicrle 
of friends. Of an unusually cheer- 
ful disposition, she easily made light 
of the ordinary troubles that come to 
us, while her happy temperment 
lent sunshine to the life around her. 
Mrs. Dochester was remarkable also 
for her unselfishness, her devotion to 
others, particularly to her husband 
and daughter; adorning her domestic 
life with the sweet spirit of him 
"Who came not to de ministered 
unto, but to minister." Not the least 
among the memories cherished by 
those who survive in the home, was 
the deep solicitude she felt for the 
future welfare and comfort of her 
husband and daughter. Her unfail- 
ing hopefulness and courage were to 
ber husband a constant inspiration. 
Evidently an ideal companionship 
has been sadly interrupted, let us 
hope to bo resumed in God's good 
time, where redeemed souls will And 
the bleBBed and unending fellowship 
of Heaven. 




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BeUern* last week oo a icotlmeatal Journey Among the 
Man* In Ike tewa o( hli birth and early year* Dorchester 
visited Meat Rest, once the home of his grandfather. H.G. 
Dorchester, early lumber yard and sawmill owner. At the 
c;e of n»r Dorchester is id he once tried to ride his scooter lo 
the bottom of these steps. It landed him a broken nose and 
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INDEX OI= NAMI 



ALBAUGH : 

David 56, 

Diane (Swanson) 56, 
ALDEN, Judah 29,62, 
ALLESTREE: 
Edith 10, 
George 10, 
ALLYN: 

John, 6 
Martha 6, 
ANDREWS, George 28, 
BAKER: 

Chloe 68,69,73,74, 
John 69, 
Roxana 69, 
BALDWINN, Rev. Moses 23, 
BEACH: 

Elizabeth 6,9,64, 
John 6,9, 
Thomas 9, 
BEAMONS , (Widow) 21 , 
BEDORTHA, Rice 15,16, 
BELLINGER, Christopher 26,74, 
BENJAMIN, Franklin 37,38,61, 
BLISS: 

Mary ( Dorchester-Cooley ) 65, 
Nathaniel 15,65, 
Samuel 22, 

Sarah (Dorchester) 65, 
Thomas III 65, 
BRAITHWAIT, ISABEL 8, 
BRECKENRIDGE, Rev. 45,46, 
BRIGGS, Ansel 40,48, 
BRIMMER, Sidney 45, 
BROWN: 

D. 35, 
John 1 1 , 
M. R. 40, 
Mary 11 , 
BUCKINGHAM: 

Sarah (Hooker) 80, 
Stephen, Rev. 80, 
Thomas, Rev. 80, 
BUCKLEY, Capt. 27,28, 
BUELL : 

Aaron 63, 

Beulah (Dorchester) 63, 
BULKLEY, Edward 24, 
BURT: 

Jonathon 17,18, 
Henry 23, 
Sarah 72, 
CAMP, Elisha 74, 
CAMPBELL, Sam 48, 



CARLETON: Guy 5, 
CARPENTER: 

Illinois 5,36,59,76,82-84,88, 

Samuel 5,36,59, 

Frances (Creveling) 36,59, 
CARROTHERS: 

Deborah 5, 

Samuel 5, 
CASSIN. M. A. 40,68, 
CHAPMAN, Martha 72, 
CHARDE: Elizabeth 12, 
CHARLES II. King of England 20 
CHAPIN. Eunice 64, 
CLANCY. John 57, 
CLARKE, John17, 
CLAUSSEN. Anna 85, 
CLINTON. Gov. 24,29, 
COBB, Ellen 73, 
COIT, Mehitable (Hooker) 79, 
CONKLIN. Elsie 70,71,75, 
COOKE : 

Aaron 6,12,78, 

Martha 6,78, 
COPLEY: 

Joseph 65, 

Mary (Dorchester) 65, 
COWLES: 

Anna 5,6,24.25,60,62,63,74, 

Egbert 33,34, 

Ezekial 6,24,25,33,34,62,78, 

Isaac 6, 

John 6, 

Martha (Hooker) 24,25,62,78 

Samuel 6, 

William 33, 
CREVELING: 

Jacob 5, 

Frances 5, 
CREVOLIN, Cornelia 39,45, 
CROW: 

Esther 6, 
CRUTTENDEN: 

Abraham 6,10 

Mary 6,24,63, 
CUMMINGS: 

Chauncy 5, 

Ida 5, 

Israel 5, 
DANKS: 

Prudence 5, 
DAVIS: 

Elizabeth 5, 

Jesse 5 , 
DEANE, H. H. 42, 



DeWALD: 

John A. 47,59, 
Kitt 47, 

Katherino (Dorchester) 47,48, 
Mrs. Kate 48, 
DICKINSON, Ruth 64, 
DOOLITTLE: 

Sarah (Dorchester) 64, 
Theophilus 64, 
DORCHESTER: 
A. W. 46, 
Abigail 24, 
Abigail (Gay) 63, 
Agatha 13, 
Agnes 13, 
Alexander 2,5,6,24-29,32-36, 

60,62,74, 
Alexander G. 35,62,63, 
Alfred T. 26,27,29-32,35-37, 

40,68,69,73-75, 
Alfred W. 52,53,75, 
Alice (Reed) 75, 
Alvida 39,46, 

Alvira 30,31,35,36,37,38,60, 
Andrew J. 2,5,6,30,31,35-41,3-48 

52-54 , 58-60 , 68 , 74-76 , 82-84 , 88 
Andrew J. Jr. 38,39,47,59,70,71, 
Andrew J. Sr. 46,47,50,53,70,71, 
Anna (Cowles) 24,25,26-30,32-36, 

60-63,74, 
Anthonie 13, 

Anthony 2,6,13-24,65,66,72, 
Benjamin 15,22,72, 
Bertha (Schabarum) 70,71, 
Beulah 24,63, 
Carol 71 , 

Caroline 30,31,35-38,60,61, 
Carrie 38,46,54,59,84, 
Catherine 30,31,35-38,42,60,61, 
Charles Hooker 70, 
Clarissa 25,26,35,62,68, 
Chloe (Baker) 68,69,73,74, 
David 23,64, 
Delia 25,26, 62, 
Delia D. 69, 
Delia Ann 26,27,29-32,35-37, 

46,47,52,74, 
Dorothy 70, 
Edwin 50,69,73, 
Edwin Brown 70, 
Eliaseph 23,24,63,64, 
Elizabeth 63, 

Elizabeth (Harmon) 18,23,66,72, 
Elizabeth (Gould) 24,25,62-64, 



DORCHESTER (continued): 
Eliza 36, 
Elizabeth 24, 
Elsie (Conklin) 70,71,75, 
Elvira 38,40,59,61,88, 
Esther 15,72, 
Ethel 41 ,46,53,70, 
Ethyl 75, Eunice (Chapin) 64, 
Fred 48-51 ,53,75, 
Georgia 38,39,40,46,47,59,76, 
Guy 25,35,62, 
! Harriot 25,26,35,62, 

Henry Cowles Sr. 26,27,29-32, 

34,35,37,74, 
Hester 15, 
Hooker 2,5,6,25-32,35-40,52,59, 

60.62,68,69,74,86,87, 
Hooker G. 39-41,46-48,52,53, 

68,70,75, 
Illinois (Carpenter) 38-40,43,45, 

47 , 48 , 52 , 54 , 58-60 , 76 , 82 , 83 , 84 , 88 , 
Jacqueline 2,5,38-40,45-48,51, 

52,57-59,82,83, 
Ja.es I. 24,26, 
Janes Sr. 2,6,14,17-24,64-66, 
Janes Jr. 2,6,20,22-24,63-65, 
Janes III 23-25,64, 
75, Janes P. 63, 

Janice (Potter) 3, 

Jerusha (Johnson) 64 

John 13,14,17-23,64-66, 

Joseph 23,64,65, 

Josephine (Warren) 41,46,47,52, 

53,68,70,75, 
Kate 38,39,40,46,59, 
Katherine 71 , 
Lou 88, 
Lydia 64, 

Lydia E. 23,36,37,59,60, 
Lydia (Preston) 63-65, 
M. A. (Cassin) 68, 
Mabel 38,40,46,47,59, 
Margaret (Nelson) 37,74, 
Maria 26,63, 
Maria (Van Schaick) 26,29-32 

, 35-40 , 42 , 59 , 60 , 62 , 74 , 
Marilyn 71, 

Martha 16,17,30,31,35,37,60,61, 
Martha (Chapnan-Kitcherall ) 66,72, 
Mary 14,20,22,23,25,64,65,66, 
Mary (Harmon) 66, 
Mercy (Thompson) 25-31,35,52, 

60,62,68,69,74, 
Nancy 25,26,62, 
Nellie 38,39,40,46,59, 



DORCHESTER (continued) 

Nina 76, 

Phebe 24, 

Rachael 23,24, 

Rachael (Wright) 64, 

Rebecca 20,65, 

Richard 13, 

Robert 70,71 , 

Rose (Henton) 69,73, 

Ruth (Dickinson) 64, 

Sarah 13-15,17,20,22-24, 
64-66,69,72 

Sarah (Burt) 72, 

Sarah (Parsons) 64-66, 

Stephen Jr. 24,63, 

Stephen Sr . 2 , 6 , 23-25 , 26 , 62-64, 

Susan (Grow) 35,37,68,69,74,75, 

Tamer 24, 

Thomas 13, 

W. A. 41, 

W. Hardy 40,59,68, 
DORWIN. Luther J. 45, 
DRAKE: 

Job 14, 

John 14, 
DUNCAN : 

Anna W. 40, 

J. K. 40, 
ELY. Adriel 35, 
EVERETT, Edith 29, 
FANNING: 

Frank 46,47,59,76, 

Georgia (Dorchester) 46-48, 
52,59,76, 

John 76 

Mary (Stuart) 76, 

Nina 46,52,76, 
FELTON: 

Carol 77,85, 

Clair 77, 

Clay 77,84,85, 

Donovan 77, 

Elizabeth (Clay) 77, 

Georgia (Shipman) 77, 

Lawrence 77, 

Mabel (Rentz) 77,84, 

Naomi (Kennedy) 77, 

Marjorie (Moyer) 77, 

Orza 77, 
FENN, Susanns 80, 
FERRAR: Anne 11,81, 
FIELD, Elijah Jr. 27, 
FIORDT, Frederick 41 , 
FITCH, Francis N. 44,45 



FORD: 

Mary 12, 
Thomas 1 2 , 
FOSTER. Samuel 20, 
FRASER. George 39, 
GALLHAN. David 26, 
GARBRAND: 

Anne ( Ferrar ) 81 , 
Richard 11,81, 
Susannah 11,81, 
GAY: 



Abigail 63, 

John 63, 

Mary (Bailey) 63, 
GAYLORD: William 14, 
GILBERT. John 20,21, 
GILMORE. 

Erskine H. 69, 

John 40, 

Sarah (Dorchester) 69 
GLOVER. Rev. 19, 
GOOD: 

Herbert 57, 

Mary (Maskrey) 57, 
GOODSPEED 

Nicholas Sr. 8, 

Nicholas Jr. 8, 

Alice 8 

Margaret 8, 
GOODWIN: 

Anne ( Ferrar ) 81 , 

William 81 , 
GOULD: 

Benjamin 6, 

Elizabeth 6,24,62,63,64, 

Thomas 6,24,63, 

Mary (Cruttenden) 24, 
GRAHAM: Clara 3, 
GREATOREX: Martha 5, 
GREGG, Janet 88, 
GREGSON: 



Henry 10, 

Susan 6,10, 

Thomas 10, 
GRIFFITH: 

Harrison 5, 

Jessie 5,57, 

Perry 5, 

William 5, 
GROW: 

Oliver 30,60,68, 

Susan 35,68,69,74,75, 



HAMLIN: 

Giles Sr.6,79, 

Mehitable 6,78,79,80, 
HARKES: Garbrand 11, 
HARMON: 

Elizabeth 18, 

John 18,19,22,23,66, 

Joseph 18, 

Mary 22,66, 

Samuel 18, 
HART: Mehitabel 6, 
HASLEM: 

Elizabeth 5, 
HEALEA: 

Ann 5, 
HELDT, Emma 47, 
HENTON: 

Ellen (Cobb) 73 

Rose 69,73, 

William K. 73, 
HEWITT: Lydia 6, 
HICKSON: 

Mary, 10, 
HINMAN, William 48, 
HIDELY 

Christiana 5, 
HILL: . Joan 9 
HINDS: 

Elizabeth 6, 
HITCHCOCK: 

James 41 , 

Sarah 22, 
HOLYOKE , Elizur 16,17,19, 
HOOKER: 

Abigail (Stanley) 80, 

Daniel 80, 

Esther 79, 

Giles 6,78,79, 

Giles, Jr. 78 

Hezikiah 80, 

James 80, 

Joanna 81 , 

John 11 ,80,81 , 

Martha 6,62,78, 

Martha (Cooke) 78, 

Mary 80,81 , 

Mary (Leete) 80, 

Mary (Lord) 80, 

Mary (Standley) 80, 

Mary (Willett) 79,80,81, 

Mehitable (Hamlin) 78,79,80, 

Mehitable 79, 

Roger 80, 

Nathaniel 80, 



HOOKER (continued): 

Samuel Jr ,6 , 1 1 , 78 , 79 , 80 , 

Samuel Sr . 6 , 1 1 , 79 , 80 , 81 , 

Sarah 80,81 , 

Susannah (Garbrand) 80,81, 

Sarah (Standley) 80, 

Susanna (Fenn) 80, 

Thomas 11 ,79, 80, 

Thomas , Jr . 81 , 

Thomas , Sr . 81 , 

William 79,80, 
HOWARD, Robert 14, 
HYLER, Mahlon 38,48, 
HUGHEY, E. K. 53,75, 
HUNT. James I. 38,39,44,45, 
HUTCHINS, M. J. 42, 
JACKSON, Andrew 30, 
JOHNSON: 

Christiana 5, 

Jerusha 64, 
JONES, Margaret 83, 
KAUFMAN, Sandra 57, 
KEEPE, John 20, 
KEGLER, A. G. 48, 
KEISTER, William 48, 
KELSEY: 

Eli 87, 
.Eve (Van Schaick), 45,87, 
KELSO, Jennie 51 , 
KENDELL: Alda 8. 3,30,31, 
KENNEDY, Naomi 77, 
KIRBY: 

John 6, 

Susannah 6, 
KICHERELL: 

John 1 5 , 72 , 

Martha (Chapman) 15,17,72, 

Samuel 15,16, 
KING, John 23, 
KUHN, Charles 57, 
LAU: 

Christina 85, 

Roger 85, 
LAUGHTON , George 15, 
LEETE. Mary 80, 
LINDGREN : 

John Ephraim 84, 
Dorothy (Rentz) 84, 
LIVERMORE: 

Anna 87, 
Levi 87, 
LORD, Mary 80, 
LUMBARD, John 15, 



MAROUARDT: 

James Mace 56 , 
Lynne (Swanson) 56, 
MARSHFIELD, Sam 17,19, 
MASKREY: 

Bartholomew 5 
Dolly (Rector-Smith) 57, 
Frederick 5,39,51 ,52,57-59,82,83, 
Frances ( Stone) 5 , 56 , 57 , 58 , 
Jacqueline (Dorchester) 54,57-59, 
John 5, 

LaVerne 5,56-58, 
Martha 5,39,58, 
Mary 5,57, 
Michael 5, 
Patricia 5,56,57 
Richard 5,57, 
William 5,39,58, 
MASSEY, William P. 42, 
MATHEWS, John 15, 
MEHHOTT, Rev. 48, 
MERRY, Ann 10, 
MILLER, Fern 57, 
MOONA, W. J. 43, 
MOORE, John H. 45, 
MORGAN, Miles 18,19, 
MORRICE: Elizabeth 6, 
MOSS: 

Mary (Dorchester) 64, 
Nathanial 64, 
MOTT, John 36, 
MOWBRIDGE, W. R. 42, 
MYRICK, Ebenezer 23, 
NELSON, Margaret 74, 
NEVINS: 

David 23, 
Rovert 23, 
NEWTON: 

Alice M. 82, 
Daniel 82, 

Charles Jr. 58,59,82,83, 
Charles Sr. 82, 
Elizabeth C. 82, 
Jacqueline (Dorchester) 82, 
Mary (Hooker) 81 , 
Roger , Rev . 81 , 
NUBERRY: Benjamin 14, 
O'NEIL, Elizabeth 40, 
0SBORN, James 23, 
PARKER: 

Dean 71 , 

Katherine (Dorchester) 71, 



PARSONS: 

Benjamin 6,7,17,20,65, 
Hugh 7,15,16, 
Mary 16, 

Sarah 6 , 7 , 1 7 , 20 , 24 , 65 , 
Sarah (Vore) 65 
Thomas 7, 
PATTERSON, Mrs. Myrtle 53, 
PERKINS: 

Alfred 61 , 
Bertha 61 , 
Caroline 61 , 
Chloe 61 , 
Emma J . 61 , 
George 61 , 
Harriet 61 , 
Katie 61 , 

Nathanial 37,60,61 , 
Martha (Dorchester) 60,61, 
PETTIT: , 

Austin T. 83, 
Dennis 58,59,82,83, 
Jacqueline (Dorchester) 83, 
Margaret (Jones) 83, 
PHELPS: 

Andrew L. 36, 
John 27,28,32,33, 
Lucy (Thompson) 28,32, 
Nancy 30, 

Thompson 30,32,36,60, 
William 14, 
PIERPONT: 

James, Rev. 80, 
Mary (Hooker) 
PITKIN, Rev. Timothy 25,33,34, 
POTTER: 

Elbridge 28,31 ,37,40, 
Lucretia (Thompson) 28,30, 
L. B. Potter 39,40, 
POWERS: 

Ashiel 26,27,32, 
Hannah 26,27,32, 
PRESTON: 
Adam 8, 

Eliasaph 6,8,23,64, 
Elizabeth (Beach) 23,64, 
Lydia 6,23,63,64,65, 
William 6,8 
PUTMAN, General 24,29, 
PYNCHON, John 17,19, 
QUACKENBUSH, Barney 37, 
REED, Alice 75, 



84, 



52,54,59,77,84, 
52,84, 



RENTZ: 

Carrie B. (Dorchester) 

59,77,84, 
Charles P. 84, 
Dorothy 52,84, 
Edna (Ross) 84 
Jack 84, 
James 84, 
Jean 52,84, 
Mable 52,84,85, 
Marion J. 52, 
Maxine (Solomon) 
Nora (Troy) 84, 
Peggy (Rudd) 84, 
William D. 
William Jr 
RIDGARD: 

Henry 5, 
Sarah 5. 
ROACH : 

Arsemus 68, 

Clarissa (Dorchester) 68, 
ROBERTS : Elizabeth 10, 
ROBINSON: 

Elizabeth 6, 
Frances 6, 
ROOSEVELT, Pres. 
ROOT, Eliakim 28, 
ROSS: 

Edna 84, 
Simon 45, 
ROSSETER: Bray 14, 
RUDD, Peggy 84, 
SAUNDERS: 

Anna 8, 
SCHUMACHER : 

Margaret 5, 
SEABROOK: 

Mary 6,8, 
Robert 8, 
Thomas 8) 
SCHABARUM, Bertha 70,71, 
SCHIRMER: 
Mr. 51, 

Mrs. W. F. 53, 
SCHMIDT, Adam 48, 
SCRIVEN, David 36, 
SHEPHERD: 

Anne (Ferrar) 81 , 
Joanna 81 , 
John 81 , 

Thomas, Rev. 81 , 
SHIPMAN, Georgia 77, 



48,52-54, 



Theodore 48-51 , 



SIELCK: 

Amma (Claussen) 85, 
Carol (Felton) 3,77,85, 
Christina 85, 
Emil 85, 
Franz 77,85, 
John 3,61 ,85 
Thomas 85, 
SMITH: 

Addie 41 , 

Alice 32,38,40,43,86, 

Brayton 38, 

Chauncey 32,35-46,60,61,86,87, 

Dolly (Rector) 57 

Elias 32,35-37,39,41-45,86, 

Elizabeth 6, 

Emily Ann 32,36-38,43,86, 

Hannah, 6, 

Henry E. 32,38-41,43,86, 

Ira 5 , 

Joseph 6 , 36 , 

Julia Ann 5, 

Lucy M. 41 , 

Maria (Van Schaick-Dorchester ) 

35-46,86, 
Maryette 32,36-38,43,86, 
Orin 32,36-38,43,86, 
Selina 87, 
SOLOMON, Maxine 84, 
STAPLES: 

Mary 6,9, 
Thomas 9, 
STANDLEY: 
Mary 80, 
Sarah 80, 
STANLEY: 

Abigail 6,80, 
Timothy 6, 
STANYERNE: 11 , 
STEBBINS: 
Abel 22, 
Joseph 72, 

Sarah (Dorchester) 22,72, 
STILES, Esther (Hooker) 79, 
STONE : 

Frances 5,56,57, 
George 5, 
Guy 5,57, 
Jacob 5, 

Jessie (Griffith) 57, 
Sally 5, 
STRONG, Nathan 38,39, 
STUART, Mary 76, 



STULKEN 

Fred 59, 

Mrs. Fred (Nellie C. Dorchester) 
48,59, 
STYLES, Henry R. 14, 
SWANSON: 

Diane 56, 

Earle 56,57, 

Gail 56, 

Lynne 56, 

Minnie (Olson) 

Patricia (Maskrey) 2,13,14,17, 

22-25,30,56,57, 
Swen 56 , 
TAYLER, Jonathan 15, 
THEOBOLD, Sally 57, 
THOMPKINS: 

Elizabeth 7, 
THOMPSON : 

Hannah 74, 

John 27,28,32,36,74, 
Lucretia 28 
Lucy 28, 

Mercy 25-30,60,62,68,69,74, 
TITUS, Elizabeth (O'Neil) 41, 
TROY: Nora 84, 
TRUAX : 

Caroline 5,26,87, 
VAN HEUKELEM: 

Jean (Rentz) 84, 
Martin 84, 
VAN SCHAICK: 
Anna 87, 
Caroline 37,39, 
Caroline (Truax) 26,30,39,44, 

45,60,86,87 
Catherine 87, 
Christopher 87, 
Eve 87, 

Harriet 37,87, 
Henry 87, 
Maria 5,26,29,30,37,38,44-46, 

60,62,74,86,87, 
Michael 5,26,30,31,37-39,44, 

45,60,86,87, 
Nicholas 30,31 ,86,87 
Orville 37, 
Sarah A. 37, 
VORE: 

Richard 7 
Sarah 6,7,17,65, 
WAGONER , Joyce 57, 
WALCOTT: 

Mary 5, 
WALSH: 

Edward 75, 

Ethyl (Dorchester) 53,75, 
WALRATH , Emily 43, 



WARHAM: Rev. 14, 
WAREMAM: John 14,15, 
WARMER: 

Anna 61 , 
Ely 37,60,61 , 

Caroline (Dorchester) 37,60,61, 
Kate 61 , 
WARREN: 

Anna (Van Schaick) 87, 
Alvira (Dorchester) 37,60,61, 
George 37,60,61 , 

Josephine E. 40,41,46,53,68,75, 
Julia S. 46,47,52,75, 
Thomas 87 , 

William A. 40,53,75, 
WAVE: Joan 12, 

WEBB, Samuel 24,25,27-29,35,62, 
WESTWOOD: 

Sarah 6,12, 
William 12, 
WHITENACK: 

Richard 56, 
Gail (Swanson) 56, 
WILLETT: 

Mary 6,11 ,79,80,81 , 
Thomas 1 1 , 80 , 
WILSON: 

Bessie 52,88, 
Charles 46,52,88 

Elvira (Dorchester) 48,52,59,88, 
Janet (Gregg) 88, 
Jessie 46,52,88 
John 59,88 
John , Rev. 81 , 
Nina L. 47,88 
Sarah (Hooker) 81, 
Vida 46, 
William 88 
WITT: 

Catherine (Dorchester) 38,60,61, 
Cora 61 , 
Edwin 61 , 

Eli 38,41 ,43,60,61 , 
Franklin 38, 
Lucy 61 , 
WOOD: 

Daniel 64, 
Ezra 29, 

Lydia (Dorchester) 64, 
WRIGHT: 

Abel 17,22, 
Benjamin 30,33, 
Martha 22, 
Rachael 64, 
WEYHGANOT , Mrs. George 53, 
ZIMMERMAN: 
Baltzer 5, 



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