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Boston, Mass., 1674- 1690
From Material Collected
Eugene R. Stevens
New York, 1 837-1 905
■ > ^ ■ ^ f.
Colonel William Plumb Bacon, M. A., Yale
New Britain, Conn.
Member Conn. Hist. Soc.
Life Member Long Island Hist Soc.
Corretpondiog Member, N. Y. Genealogical and Biographical Soc.
TOBIAS A. WRIGHT
ISO Bleecker Street
OCT 2$ iyi5
Part I — ^Ancestry of Ebenezer Stevens and of Lucretia Ledyard
with a list of their descendants to the third generation 3
Part II, Division I — Other Descendants of Erasmus Stevens and
of Persis Bridge 57
Part II, Division II — Descendants of John Stevens and of Grace
PartJII — ^Appendix 75
Boston, Mass. 1751 — Rockaway, N. Y. 1823
Hartford, Conn., 1756 — Astoria, N. Y., 1846
a list of
The Third Generation
EBENEZER STEVENS AND LUCRETIA LEDYARD
Harbottle, Dorothy, (see Hawley)
Sands (see Ledyard),
White, John. .
Stevens and Ledyard
I. John Austin b. d. Hartford, Ct., 1743.
m. Dec. 8, 1713.
Mary Stanley Hooker b. Oct. 8, 1677. d. Aug. 23, 1753.
She m. 1st Dec. 22, 1698, Nathaniel Hooker, b. Sept. 28, 1671 ; d.
171 1, son of Rev. Samuel Hooker (Harvard, 1653), 1635-1697, and
grandson of Rev. Thomas Hooker, 1586- 1647. Nathaniel Hooker was
a merchant and a representative, 1709-1711.
John Austin was a midshipman in Queen Anne*s reign, but being
of a religious turn, left the service, invested his money in goods, came
to Hartford, Ct., and became a prominent merchant. He gave to the
South Church a communion service of plate. His will of Feb. 19,
1741/2, pro. Hartford, Sept. 20, 1743, mentions "wife, dau. Mary EUery
and grandsons John Eilery and William Ellery."
John b. Oct. 15, 1714. d. y.
Mary b. 171 5. d. Nov. 25, 1797.
m. 1st, July 28, 1737, John EUery; d. Nov. 14, 1746.
m. 2nd, John Ledyard
U. Mary (Axjstin) Ellery m.
ni. LucRETiA (Ledyard) Sands m. May 4, 1784.
22 Stbvens and Lbdtard
III. Mary (Stanley) Hooker m. Dec. 8, 1713.
IV. Mary (Austin) Ellery m.
V. LucRETiA (Ledyard) Sands m. May 4, 1784.
Erasmus Stevens and His Descendants 23
I. Erasmus Stevens
Of this first Erasmus Stevens little is known. There is a tradition
in the family that he was of ancestry of Cornwall, England, and that
he came to Massachusetts from Pemaquid, Maine, but there is no evi-
dence forthcoming to support either belief. His name is on the tax lists
of Boston 1674, 1687, 1688 and 1691 (levied in 1690). An Erasmus
Stevens took oath of allegiance, Boston, Nov. 11, 1678, administered by
John Leverett, Governor.
"Erasmus Stevens was the first juror named of Boston citizens who
composed the jury of the year (probably) of 1684 or 1685 (the roll is
undated, but judging from its order in the file the approximate date is
ascertained). The other jurors were men of prominence in early Bos-
ton." Authority : Files of the old Supreme Judicial Court of Massachu-
setts, No. 26196.
In 1686 an Erasmus Stevens was ordered by Edward Randolph,
one of the Board of Council in Boston, to look after one William Doug-
lass, who had been captured by the Pirates and made his escape, and
to help him to what he wanted until he had an opportunity to apply to
the President and Council of his Majesty. Andros was Governor at
Erasmus Steephens was appointed Ensigne of a Company at Marble
Head under Captain Ward and Lieutenant Legge Oct. 10, 1683, when
there was fear of an Indian attack. On same date John Steephens was
appointed Ensigne of ye foote company in Andover under the conduct
of Dudley Bradstreet, Captain (Andiver) ; Thomas Chandler,, Lief tenant
(Usurpation papers, Shurtleff Records Mass. Bay, Vol. 5, p. 419).
Erasmus Stevens was associated with William, afterwards Sir Wil-
liam Phips, as appears from the following extract from Court Records :
At a Court of Assistants or Court of Admiralty held at Boston istfa
24 Erasmus Stevens and His Descendants
TheophUus Poole, one of the Adventurers
in the Ship, Resolution, plaintiff, agt. Wm.
Phipps, Commander of the said ship and Eras-
mus Steevens and Nicholas Hayward, Quarter-
masters, in an action of the case for that they,
the said Wm. Phipps, Commander, Erasmus
Stevens and Nicholas Hajnvard, Quartermasters,
notwithstanding the said Poole was at aequall
charge and did provide and pay for his own
Armes and Ammunition and provition after their laying out full shares
equally at Martyns Vineyard, has took halfe his share and deteynes the
the same in their, the said Steevens and Haywards hands and Refuseth
the delivery thereof to the said Poole to his great damage as in the said
Attachment and evidences bearing date 12th. June, 1682, more at large
reference thereto being had amply doth and may appeare. After ye
Attachment and Evidences produced (were read, &c.) and the Court had
considered thereof, the Court did decree and determine that the said
Erasmus Steevens and Nicholas Haward, Quartermasters of said Ship,
Resolution, in behalfe of the Company, shall pay unto the said plaintiff,
Theophilus Pole, the sume of twenty seven pounds money of New Eng-
land for his half share that was taken by them, the sayd Quartermasters
after the division at Martyns Vineyard, and three pounds nine pence like
mony. Costs in all 30 li.
John Aires, Thomas Johnson and Thomas Knaps brought suit and
obtained like judgment.
(Records of the Court of Assistants, Mass. Bay., Vol. I, p. 211-213.)
Phips was bom Feb. 2, 1651, in Pemaquid, Maine, and died in Lon-
don, Feb. 18, 1695. His expedition against Quebec sailed from Boston in
August, 1690. It ended in disaster and many died. The time corresponds
with the disappearance of Erasmus Stevens from Boston.
After this there seems to be no trace of Erasmus Stevens, of his
death or of that of his wife. He disappears after the Tax list of 169I9
levied in 1690.
John b. Boston, Mass., Aug. 16, 1671. d. April 2, 1721.
m. June 6, 1694, Grace Gammon.
Mary b. 1673. d.
Erasmus Stevens and His Descendants !^
Erasmus b. 1686. <f. Boston, Mass., June 22, 1750.
m. 1st, Sept. 25, 1707, Piersis Bridge.
II. Erasmus Stevens b. 1686.
d. Boston, Mass., June 22, 1750, aged 64.
m. 1st, Sept. 25, 1707.
Persus Bridgf b. Boston, Mass., March 30, 1683.
m. 2nd, Dec. 27, 1739.
Susanna (Welch) Pinckney dau. of John Welch (no children).
She m. 1st, Edward Eades, July 15, 1 714; d. 1730; m. 2nd,
John Pinckney, 1733.
* The HistOQT of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery CdT of Massa-
chusetts, Vol/I, states that hio oon, Lieutenant Erasmus Stevens, Jr.,
was a carpenter of Boston and a viewer of shingles and measurer of
boards and timber in 1716-1720 and constable of Boston in 1722. With
Grafton Feveryear he gave bonds of iioo on account of one John Swiner-
ton who was admitted an inhabitant of Boston, coming from Salem as
a teacher of reading and writing. Lieutenant Stevens was admitted to
membership in the A. and H. Art. Co. in 1720, was its Sergeant in 1724
and Lieutenant in 1739. When the new religious society was organized
at the North End of Boston in 1712, he was one of the seventeen original
founders and was active in the erection of the new church building which
was known as the New North Church and was dedicated in 1714, when
the Reverend John Webb was ordained pastor. His will of March 19,
1744, names wife Susannah ; eldest son Samuel ; sons John, Erasmus, Ben-
jamin and Ebenezer ; daus. Persis Deshon and Elizabeth Cowel.
Children, All b, in Boston.
Persis b, Oct. 20, 1708. d. y.
Samuel b. Dec. 15, 1709. d. Charlestown, S. C, abt. 1754^
m. Boston, July 11, 1738, Catherina Mather Willard,
dau. of DanieL
Persis b. Nov. 21, 1711. d. Boston, July 2i» 1738-
m. June 3, 1731, Moses Deshon.
Ecasmus b. Aug. 31, 1713. d. y.
John b. Nov. 8, 1715. Living 1744.
Elizabeth b. Aug. 5, 1717.
m. Boston, Dec. 16, 1742, Pearne Cowel.
Erasmus b. Dec. 20„ 1719. d. Nov. i, 1721.
* See Errau.
26 Erasmus Stevens and His Descendants
Erasmus b. Dec. i8, 1721. m. d. 1778, childless.
Benjamin b. Oct. 21, 1726. d.
m. had a son, Thomas, b. June 8, 1755, Salisbury, Mass.
Ebenezer b. Oct. 21, 1726.
III. Ebenezer Stevens b. Boston, Mass., Oct. 21, 1726. d. 1763.
m. Roxbury, Mass., July 9, 1750.
Elizabeth Weld b. July 25, 1727. d. after 1793.
1 Ebenezer b. Aug. 12, 1751.
Benjamin b. March 29, 1753. d. after 1793. s. p.
IV. Ebenezer Stevens b. Boston, Mass., Aug. 12, 1751.
d. Rockaway, N. Y., Sept. 2, 1823.
m. 1st, Providence, R. I., Oct. 11, 1774.
Rebecca Hodgdon b. d. West Point, N.Y., Oct. 7, 1783.
Dau. of Benjamin Hodgdon and Rebecca Marshall
of New Hampshire,
m. 2nd, New York City. May 4, 1784.
LucRETiA (Ledyard) Sands b. Hartford, Ct, Feb. 22, 1756.
d. Astoria, N. Y., July 2, 1846.
When the British merchant ships arrived in Boston Harbor with car-
goes of tea in 1773, he, with other members of Lieutenant Adino Pad-
dock's artillery company, volunteered to do service to prevent the landing
of the tea. He was a member of the historic tea party who on Dec
16, 1773, threw the cargoes of tea into the harbor. In later years he
gave an account of it to one of his sons (see appendix). The Hodgdon
mentioned in that account was the brother of the young woman whom he
He soon after removed to Providence, R, I., probably on account
of his participation in the tea party affair. There he engaged in build-
ing, but when the news of the Battle of Lexington reached him he at
once engaged in organizing artillery companies for service in the war.
Two companies of artillery and one of artificers were raised by him.
He was commissioned a first lieutenant, May 8, 1775, by the General
Assembly of the Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations,
John Crane being Captain of the Company. Going to Boston under
General Nathanael Greene, he was stationed at Roxbury toward the end
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of 1775 and remained there until his company was disbanded. Then
with Captain Crane and others, he was commissioned in the artillery
regiment raised by the Colony of Massachusetts, January i, 1776, being
subsequently transferred to the regiment organized by Congress under
Colonel Henry Knox. In this regiment the former Captain Crane was
Major and Ebenezer Stevens was a Captain.
In March, 1776, he marched to Quebec with two companies of which
he was in command. (See Appendix.)
Promoted to be Brevet Major Nov. 9, 1776, he was in command of
the artillery service of the northern army at Ticonderoga, Stillwater,
Saratoga, and other places, having been previously engaged in recruit-
ing and purchasing ammunition and stores for the approaching operations.
For his services during this period he was especially commended by Adju-
tant General Wilkinson, Generals, Knox, Gates, Schuyler and others.
His efficiency contributed abundantly to the successes of the Continental
Army, especially in the series of actions which culminated in the sur-
render of Burgoyne at Saratoga in October, 1777.
"As senior officer of artillery in the Northern Department he directed
the military operations in the encounters at Stillwater, Bemis Heights
and elsewhere which led to the surrender in October, 1777, and was
present at that event." ("New York and vicinity during the War of
1812-15," by R. S. Guernsey.)
In Trumbull's famous painting in the rotunda of the capitol at
Washington, of the Surrender of Burgoyne, Colonel Stevens is a promi-
nent figure leaning on a cannon ; and in the painting of the Surrender of
Comwallis at Yorktown, by the same artist. Colonel Stevens, field officer
of the day, is mounted at the head of an artillery regiment.
April 30, 1778, Congress made him brevet Lieutenant-Colonel of
foot and he was placed in command of the entire artillery service of
the Northern Department. In November, 1778, Congress made him
Lieutenant-Colonel of artillery and assigned him to the regiment of
Colonel John Lamb. He served with the army in New Jersey in 1778
and 1779, was at Morristown during the winter of 1779-80 and partici-
pated in the movements about New York in the summer of 1780.
In the spring of 1781, as chief of artillery under Lafayette, he went
on the expedition to Virginia, that culminated in the defeat of Com-
wallis. He was successful in breaking the blockade of the English at
Annapolis (see Appendix) and was at the si^e of Yorktown with Gen-
eral Knox, Colonel Lamb, Lieutenant Colonel Carrington and Major
Ballman, rendering valuable service in that engagement. In 1782 he was
28 Erasmus Stevens and His Descendants
stationed at West Point and when the British evacuated Nev York he
was with the troops who first entered the dty, which from that time he
mode his home.
As agent of the war department in 1800 he had charge of the con-
struction of the fortifications on Governor's Island.
In April, 1798, he was appointed Lieutenant-Colonel commandant
of the artillery regiment of the city and county of New York, and in
the following year a Brigadier-General by Brevet. In 1800 he was made
a full Brigadier-General and was commissary of military stores from Au-
gust, 1798, to August, 1801. He was in full command of the artillery r^-
ment of New York Qty in 1803 and in 1804 was Brigadier-General of
the artillery. When the artillery of the state was erected into a division
of three brigades, March 27, 1807, he was appointed Major-General of
the division. During the war of 1812, when there were fears that the
city of New York might be attacked by a British fleet, the artillery division
of the state was mustered into the service of the United States with Major-
General Stevens in command. Under general orders of New York State
issued by Governor Tompkins as commander-in-chief, June 27, 1812,
General Stevens was directed to call out the brigade of artillery and pre-
pare plans to repel invasion. In that order the commander-in-chief said :
"Much reliance is placed by the commander-in-chief in the intelligence,
experience and patriotism of Major-General Stevens and upon his de-
votedness to render important services to his country in the present try-
Among the numerous fortifiations which were hastily thrown vp
around New York City to protect the metropolis from the British war
ships, was a fort at Hallett's Point, named Fort Stevens. On Lawrence
Hill, to the southeast of Fort Stevens and commanding it, was a strong
stone tower, built with six sides and two stories of loopholes, and on the
top were placed, en barbette, several heavy cannon.
''Work had been conmienced in June,, 1814, and was in progress for
the building of a fort at HallettV Point on the Long Island side of Hell
Gate. The comer stone for it was laid on the 14th of July, and it was
called Fort Stevens, in honor of Major-General Ebenezer Stevens of the
New Yock State militia artillery. It was an open battery of twelve guns.
The day selected was the anniversary of the capture of Stony Point by
General Wayne. A party consisting of Mayor Qinton, Colond Williams*
Major Fairlie, General Morton, General Stevens* General Swift and Dr^
Swifts his father then assembled at Hallett's Point and named the posi-
Erasmus Stevens and His Descendants 29
tion Fort Stevens. After this Gen. Stevens gave the party a dinner at
Mount Napoleon, his country scat." (Guernsey's New York City during
the war of 1812-15.)
As a business man General Stevens was very successful. He had
an extensive commerce with foreign ports, especially with France, was
an agent of the United States war department and at different times an
agent for the French and English governments. Taking part in public
affairs in New York, he was a member of the assembly in 1800 and a
member of the board of aldermen in 1802. He was one of the founders
of the Tammany Society in 1789, a founder of the New England
Society in 1805, being its president from 1817 until the time of his
death, a member of the Cincinnati and Vice-President of the New York
State Society of the Cincinnati from 1804-1823. His city residence was
42 Warren Street. He had a summer residence, Mount Napoleon, at
Hallett's Cove, now Astoria.
Lafayette presented him his portrait, which he left to the New York
In 1822 he gave his son, Byam K. Stevens, a letter of introduction
to Lafayette, who wrote him:
"Paris, July 13, 1822.
"My Dear Stevens:
"I seldom have felt so great a gratification as when I discovered it
was your son whom I took by the hand, and with whom I could talk of
our old times and your actual situation. Those American times have
been the happiest period of my public life; the remembrances of my
brotherly friends of the Army do most lively vibrate in my heart. I was
therefore highly pleased to hear of you and very affectionately interested
by the particulars I received from your worthy son. What I have seen
of him has appeared to me an object of sincere congratulation to you.
Receive them, my dear sir, as heartily as they are offered and believe me
forever Your affectionate friend,
Ebenezer Stevens' will of Feb. 26, 1820, pro. New York, May 3,
1824, names wife Lucretia, sons Horatio Gates, Samuel, William, Alexan-
der, Byam, John Austin, Henry, dau. Rebecca Schermerhom and Mary.
80 Erasmus Stevens and His Descendants
Children by ist wife,
2 Elizabeth b. Providence, R. I., July 1775.
d. Boston, June i, 1777.
3 Horatio Gates b. Stamford, Ct, Sept. 19, 1 778.
4 Rebecca Hodgdon b. New Windsor, N. Y., Nov. 24, 1780.
5 George Alexander b. West Point, N. Y., Sept. 21, 1782.
d. unm.; lost at sea 1807.
Children by 2d wife b. New York.
6 Samuel b. March 14, 1785. Yale, 1805.
d. N. Y. unm., Nov. 25, 1844.
7 William b. May 4, 1787.
d. Poughkeepsie, N. Y., unm., Nov. i, 1867.
8 Alexander Hodgdon b. Sept. 4, 1788? Yale, 1807.
9 Byam Kerby b. April 20, 1792. Yale, 181 1.
10 John Austin b. Jan. 22, 1795. Yale, 1813.
11 Henry Hewgill b. Feb. 28, 1797.
12 Mary Lucretia b. April 16, 1798.
V. Horatio Gates Stevens b. Stamford, Ct., Sept. 19, 1778.
d. New York, June 16, 1873.
Eliza Lucille Rhinelander b. New York, Nov. 30, 1789.
d. May i, 1873.
Dau. of William Rhinelander and Mary Elizabeth
Horatio Gates Stevens was a Major General of New York State
Children b. New York.
13 Mary Lucille b. Aug. 11, 1817. d. New York, Dec. 23, 1892.
m. Nov. 7, 1837, Albert Rolaz Gallatin.
14 Eliza Lucretia b. Aug. 8, 1819. d. y.
15 John Rhinelander b. June 21, 1823.
Erasmus Stevens and His Descendants 31
VI. John Rhinblander Stevens b. June 21, 1823.
d. New York, Jan. 3, 1889.
m. June 29, 1875.
Elizabeth Millan b. Providence, R. I., 1839-40.
d. New York, April 17, 1914.
16 Lucille Millan b. d. Washington, Feb. 19, 1914.
m. 191 2, Edward E. Spafford, Lieut. U. S. N.
Dau. Lucille Rhinelander Stevens, b. 1914.
V. Rebecca Hodgdon Stevens b. New Windsor, N. Y., Nov. 24,
d. June I, 1815.
m. New York, May 27, 1802.
John Peter Schermerhorn b. New York, June 13, 1775.
d. Oct. 21, 1831.
Eldest son of Peter Schermerhorn.
17 Elizabeth Caroline b. Aug. 14, 1803.
18 Horatio Gates b. New York, April 21, 1805.
19 George Stevens b. Jan. 18, 1807.
20 John Peter b. June 3, 1808.
21 Edward Jones b. March 23, 1810.
d. Feb. 27, 1825.
22 William Henry b. Jan. 11, 1812.
VL Elizabeth Caroline Schermerhorn b. Aug. 14, 1803.
d. Aug. 24, 1849.
m. Jan. 25, 1830.
William Nicholas Gibert b.
23 Elizabeth Catherine b. July 6, 1831. d. Feb. 19, 1837.
32 Erasmus Stevens and His Descendants
24 Mary Elizabeth Caroline b. Jui\e 9, 1836. d. N. Y., Feb. 3, 1901.
m. 1st, Nov. 3, 1857, Charles Henry Clark,
m. 2nd, June 9f 186 , Paul Louis Thebaud.
25 Julia Magdaline b. Jan. 13, 1841.
m. George Stevens Schermerhom.
VI. Horatio Gates Schermerhorn b. April 21, 1805.
m. Jan. 12, 1830.
Sarah D. Strobbl b.
26 Rebecca Stevens b. Oct. 31, 1830.
m. Sept. 18, i860, Samuel M. Jacobus.
27 John Peter b. March 5, 1832. d. May, 1877.
m. Catherine A. Jacobus.
28 Emiline b. June 20, 1834.
m. March 1872, Charles G. Bull.
29 William Henry b. June 16, 1837.
m. 1874, Harriet A. Riker.
30 Horatio b. Feb. 27, 1842. d. Nov. 19, 1874.
31 Howard Abeel b. June 2, 1847.
32 Frank b. June 4, 1850. d. June 30, 1885.
VI. George Stevens Schermerhorn b. Jan. 18, 1807.
d. Aug. I, 1885.
m. Nov. 29, 1832.
Marie Isabella Grimm b.
33 Maria Isabel b. Sept. 20, 1833.
34 George Stevens b. May 3, 1835.
m. April 25, 1859, J^li^ Magdaline Gibert.
35 Charles Augustus b. Jan. i, 1839. d. Sept. 25, 1914.
m. June 3, 1880, Louise Schermerhorn.
36 Edward Eugene b. Sept. 13, 1842.
Erasmus Stevens and His Descendants 33
VI. John Peter Schermerhorn b. June 3, 1808. d. Feb. 7, 1878.
Louise Williamson b.
Dau. of Capt. J. D. Williamson. U. S. N.
37 Louise b. Sept. 9, 1850.
m. June 3, 1880, Charles Augustus Schermerhorn.
VI. William Henry Schermerhorn b. Jan. 11, 1812.
m. June 9, 1841.
Charlotte Fox Leggett b.
38 Louis b. July 26. 1842.
m. Aug. 8, 1869, Hannah Rickey.
39 Charlotte Fox b. Aug. 5, 1849.
V. Samuel Stevens b. New York, March 14, 1785-
d. New York, unm., Nov. 25, 1844.
He was graduated from Yale in 1805. He was a lawyer of promi-
nence, devoting much of his time to municipal affairs, and was assistant
alderman and alderman representing for many years the second ward of
New York. He was much interested in the establishing of the Croton
water system for the city of New York, and in the construction of the
Croton aqueduct. In Jan., 1831, he urged that a memorial should be
presented to the L^slature, asking for the repeal of the privil^^es pos-
sessed by the Manhattan Company, which was then supplying water to
the city, and the vesting of the municipality with full powers for estab-
lishing a water system for the city, and authorizing the expenditure of
$2,000,000 for that purpose. From that time he was one of the most
earnest advocates and inspiring workers in this important cause. When
it was finally decided in 1835 that an aqueduct from the Croton river
34 Erasmus Stevens and His Descendants
should be constructed, the project was carried through the common coun-
cil largely by his efforts. A commission was appointed in 1833 ^ind
removed in 1840, when a new board of commissioners was appointed, of
which he was made president. His name appeared first among those of
the commissioners on the tablet placed upon the reservoir at Forty-second
Street and Fifth Avenue in 1842, now the site of the New York Public
V. Alexander Hodgdon Stevens b. New York, Sept. 4, 1789.
d. New York, March 30, 1869.
Mary Jane Bayard b. Nov. 27, 1792. d. N. Y., Feb. 3, 1823.
Dau. of John Murray Bayard and Margaret,
m. 2nd, April 19, 1825.
Catherine Morris b. April 1801. d. July 16, 1838.
Dau. of James Morris and Helen Van Cortland,
Phebe Coles Lloyd b. May 13, 1818. d. April 16, 1907.
Dau. of John Nelson Lloyd and Phebe Coles.
His early education was in Plainfield, Conn. He was graduated from
Yale in 1807. He studied medicine with Dr. Edward Miller of New
York, also at the Colle^^e of I hysicia.is and Surgeons, and at the
University of Pennsylvania, where he received the degree of M.D.
in 181 1. He then went abroad, and in London was under the instruc-
tion of Sir Astley Cooper and Dr. John Abemethy, and in Paris under
Baron Alexis de Boyer and Baron Lasrey. Returning home, he was a
surgeon in the United States army in 1812, and after that in private
practice in New York City. He was a professor of surgery in the New
York Medical Institution, 1811-18, professor of surgery in New York
Hospital and in Rutgers College, professor of the principles and practice
of surgery in the College of Physicians and Surgeons, 1825-38, and pro-
fessor emeritus in the same institution, 1838-69.
When in the New York Hospital he introduced the European method
of instruction in surgery. In 1837 he was consulting physician in hospital
and private practice. He was president of the College of Physicians and
Surgeons from 1841 to 1855, president of the New York State Medical
Society and vice-president and president of the American Medical Asso-
ciation in 1847 2i^d 1848. The honorary degree of LL. D. was conferred
upon him by the regents of the University of the State of New York.
Erasmus Stevens and His Descendants 36
He wrote voluminously on medical subjects. Some of his important
works were: "Inflammation of the Eye," "Medical and Surgical R^fis-
try," "Qinical Lectures on Injuries," "Plea of Humanity in Behalf of
Medical Education," "Lectures on Lithotomy," and an edition of Sir
Astley Cooper's "First Lines of Surgery."
Child by ist wife.
40 Bayard b. 1815. d. New York, unm., Feb. 15, 1834.
Children by 2nd wife,
41 Catherine b. d. y.
42 Helen Morris b. d. y.
43 Ebenezer b. d. y.
44 Alexa Catherine b. New York, Nov. 17, 1837.
Children by 3rd wife,
45 Lloyd b. Astoria, N. Y., July 15, 1842.
46 Ledyard b. New York, Feb. 23, 1844. Yale, 1864.
47 Angelina Lloyd b. d. y.
48 Adele Livingston b. d. y.
49 Alexander Hodgdon b. Astoria, N. Y., March 31, 1852.
VI. Alexa Catherine Stevens b. New York, Nov. 17, 1837.
d. Oct. 19, 1912.
m. Feb. 2, 1859.
Rev. James J. Bowden b. d. Oct. 2, 1862.
50 Richard Morris b. Nov. 24, 1859. d. Jan. 27, 1867.
51 Constance Lloyd b. June 4, 1862.
m. Nov. 14, 1887, William Herbert Washington, b.
Pittsburg, Penn., 1853. d. July 14, 1900.
VI. Lloyd Stevens b. New York, July 15, 1842.
Julia Victoria (Pinckney) Blitz b.
86 Erasmus Stevens and His Descendants
52 Louis Bowden * b. 1868. d. y.
53 Elizabeth Melnor b. 1870.
VI. Lkdyard Stevens b. New York, Feb. 23, 1844. Yale, 1864.
m. Glen Cove, New York, Sept. 20, 1882.
Elizabeth Winthrop White b. Charleston, S. C, Sept. 30,
1856; dau. of Octavius A. White and Elizabeth Win-
54 Elizabeth Winthrop b. Garden City, N. Y.. March 20. 1888.
m. New York, June 23, 1910, John de Koven Bowen.
VI. Alexander Hodgdon Stevens b. Astoria, N.Y., Mch. 31, 1852.
d. Garden City, N. Y., Dec. 20, 1885.
m. Apr. 1 88 1.
Helen Chanler White b. Charleston, S. C, Nov. 11, 1859,
dau. of Octavius A. White and Elizabeth Winthrop
55 Helen White b. Feb. 19, 1882.
m. 1905, Gilliat Ghequiere Schroeder.
56 Oscar Edgerton b. Apr. 26, 1883.
m. Plymouth, Mass., June i, 1907, Caroline, dau. of
Richard H. Morgan.
57 Alexandra Helen b. Garden City, N. Y., June 19, 1885.
m. 191 1, Stewart Slosson.
V. Byam Kerby Stevens b. New York, Apr. 20, 1792. Yale 181 1.
d. Feb. 15, 1870.
m. New York, Apr. 6. 1830.
Frances Gallatin b. Washington, D. C, Feb. 3, 1803.
d. New York, Nov. 25, 1877.
Erasmus Stevens and His Descendants 87
Children b. New York.
58 Albert Gallatin b. Jan. 10, 1831.
59 Frances Mary b. Oct. 23, 1832.
60 Alexander Henry b. June 13, 1834.
61 Byam Kerby b. Jan. 5, 1836.
62 Eugene Rolaz b. Oct. 25, 1837. d. Feb. 16, 1905, unm.
63 Frederic William b. Sept. 19, 1839.
64 Josephine Lucille b. May 15, 1842.
VI. Albert Gallatin Stevens b. New York, Jan. 10, 183 1.
d. Greenwich, Conn., Apr. 2, 1904.
tn. New York, Dec. 25, 1856.
Louise Amelia Cornell b. d.
dau. of John H. Cornell and Amelia Hamilton.
65 John Cornell b. Cadiz, Spain, Aug. 5, 1857.
d. St. Paul, Minn, Nov. 12, 1884.
66 Frances Gallatin b. Clisson, France, June 7, 1858.
d. New York, Aug. 20, 1859.
67 Louise Newbold b. Astoria, ^. Y., June 21, i860. d.
m. 1st, North Conway, N. H., Oct. 10, 1892, Elwood
m. 2nd, New York, George Henry Proud.
68 Kerby b. Astoria, N. Y., May 18, 1862.
69 Albert Gallatin b. Astoria, N. Y., Aug. 30, 1863.
d. Astoria, N. Y., Oct 3, 1863.
70 Bertha Eugenie b. Astoria, N. Y., Nov. 1867.
m. New York, June 15, 1901, Lawrence Worth Wright.
71 Josephine Ledyard b. Astoria, N. Y., Aug. 31, 1869.
m. Greenwich, Conn., Mch. 8, 1897, Henry Wysham
72 Frederic William b. Astoria, N. Y., 1873.
d. Astoria, N. Y., 1881.
88 Erasmus Stevens and His Descendants
VI. Frances Mary Stevens b. New York, Oct. 23, 1832.
d. Garden City, N. Y., Feb. 12, 1893.
m. New York, Feb. 5, 1862.
Rev. Uriah Tracy Tracy b. New York, Apr. 13, 1829; son
of George Manning Tracy and Mary Ann (Golden)
73 Francis Gallatin b. Bay Ridge, N. Y., Feb. 6, 1863.
m. Eddy, New Mexico, Dec. 31, 1896, Olive Clark.
74 Marian Golden b. Bay Ridge, N. Y., Nov. 1864.
75 George Manning b. Yonkers, N. Y., Feb. 8, 1869.
VI. Alexander Henry Stevens b. New York, June 13, 1834.
m. Hartford, Conn., Dec. 4, i860.
Mary Alleyne Otis b. Boston, Mass., Oct. 9, 1833, dau. of
William Foster Otis and Emily Marshall.
76 Mary Otis b. Astoria, N. Y., Sept. 18, 1861.
yj Frances Gallatin b. Astoria, N. Y., May 6, 1863.
d. Torquay, Eng., Dec. 24, 1910.
m. New York, Mch. 21, 1893, Capt Harrington Swan,
78 Emily Louise b. Astoria, N. Y., Dec. 24, 1864.
m. Lawrence, N. Y., Dec. 11, 1884, Adolph Ladenburg,
d. Feb. 20, 1896.
79 William Alexander b. Astoria, N. Y., July 4, 1867.
d. Astoria, N. Y., Sept. 16, 1869.
80 Elizabeth Gray b. Astoria, N. Y., Oct. 20, 1869.
d. Rabadanges, France, Oct. 30, 1893.
81 Eben b. New York, Feb. 7, 1871; Yale 1892.
m. New York, Dec. 2, 1896, Evelena Babcock Dixon,
dau. of William P. Dixon and Evelena Babcock.
82 Alexander Eliot b. New York, Jan. 8, 1873.
d. New York, Jan. 17, 1883.
Erasmus Stevens and His Descendants 89
83 Francis Kerby b. New York, June 8, 1877; Yale 1897.
m. Washington, Elizabeth Shaw Oliver, dau. of Gen.
Robert Shaw Oliver and Marion Rathbone.
VI. Byam Kerby Stevens b. New York, Jan. 5, 1836.
d. New York, Dec. 12, 191 1, s.p.
m. New York, Dec. 8, 1869.
Eliza Langdon Wilks, dau. of Matthew Wilks and Eliza
As tor Langdon.
VI. Frederic William Stevens b. New York, Sept. 19, 1839; Yale
m. 1st, New York, Oct. 8. 1862,
Adele Livingston Sampson b. New York, Aug. 23, 1841, d.
Paris, France, dau. of Joseph Sampson and Adele
m. 2nd, New York, Dec. 8, 1904,
Alice Caroline Seely b. St. John, New Brunswick, Canada,
June 18, 1870, dau. of Daniel James Seely and Charlotte
Children by ist wife.
84 Adele Livingston b. New York, Oct. 3, 1863.
m. New York, June 30, 1892, Frederic Hobbes Allen;
85 Joseph Sampson b. New York, April 23, 1865.
m. Upper Alton, 111., Aug. i, 1899, Clara (Sherwood)
Rollins, dau. of William Sherwood and Harriet
86 Frederic William b. New York, Nov. i, 1867.
d. Astoria, N. Y., July 22, 1868.
87 Frances Gallatin b. New York, Nov. 12, 1868.
m. 1st, Mortmorency, France, Nov. 15, 1890, Comte
Charles Alexandre Gaston de Galliffet, d. Dean-
ville, France, Sept. 8, 1905, son of Gaston Alex-
andre Auguste, Marquis de Galliffet, b. Paris, Jan.
22, 1830, d. Paris, July, 1909.
40 Erasmus Stevens and His Descendants
m. 2nd, Paris, July 28, 1914, Maurice des Monstiers
88 Mabel Ledyard b. New York, Nov. 6, 1872.
m. Paris, France, Dec. 17, 1891, Comte Micislas
Orlowski of Podolia, Russia.
Child by 2nd wife.
89 Frederica b. New York, June i, 1907.
V. John Austin Stevens b. New York, Jan. 22, 1795.
d. New York. Oct. 19, 1874; Yale 1813.
m. Sept. 30, 1824,
A!Ay Weld, b. Boston, March 21, 1799, d. New York, Sept
3, 1886. dau. of Benjamin Weld (his father's first cousin)
and Nabby Perkins.
He was graduated at Yale in 18 13, where he distinguished himself
in literary and scientific studies. Witii his brother, Byam K. Stevens,
he became partner in his father's business in 1818. He was for a long
period president of the Merchants' Exchange, secretary of the Chamber
of Commerce, a trustee of the New York Hospital, and for many years
president of the Bank of Commerce, one of the first banks formed under
the Banking Law of 1838.
At the outbreak of the Civil War, the Secretary of the Treasury,
Salmon P. Chase, made promptly his appeal for aid to the banks of ^New
York and neighboring cities. The Bank of Commerce, the largest, strong
in credit and conservative, took a leading part in the response made to the
application of the Government. Its president Mr. Stevens, was selected
chairman of a committee of the banks of New York, Boston and Phila-
delphia, which assembled in New York in August, 1861, to consider the
application for a loan of $50,000,000. He strongly advocated the taking
of the loan, as he did two subsequent loans of equal amount. Of the
$50,000,000, $5,000,000 was assigned to Philadelphia, $15,000,000 to Bos-
ton and $30,000,000 to New York. Boston decided to take $10,000,-
000 and the extra $5,000,000 was at once taken by banks of New
York. This prompt and wise action of the banks, in which Mr.
Stevens was acknowledged to be the leader, was a master stroke
which preserved the credit of the government and aided signally in the
Erasmus Stevens and His Descendants
preservation of the Union. Two subsequent loans of $50,000,000 each
were made to the Government by the banks, an example of patriotism,
boldness and financial wisdom. Throughout the war the advice of Mr.
Stevens was sought by the financial department of the Government and
the greatest weight was given to his opinion.
Mr. Stevens was identified with the Whig party and upon the break-
ing up of that organization entered into the Republican movement. While
a Whig, he was also an earnest and consistent advocate of free trade,
and was a delegate to the Free Trade Convention held in Philadelphia
91 John Austin
b. New York.
b. New York, Jan. 21, 1827.
92 Caroline Weld b. New York, Feb. 5, 1828.
93 A son b. June 5, 1829.
94 Lucre tia Ledyard b. New York, May 8, 1830.
95 Laura Gibbs b. New York, Oct. 9, 1832.
unm. d. Bar Harbor, Maine, June 14, 1898.
96 Mary Emeline b. New York, Sept. 27, 1833.
97 Frances Ann b. New York, March 2, 1835.
98 Abby Austin b. New York, Aug. 23, 1836.
99 Samuel Stevens d. y.
100 Gertrude b. New York, Sept. 17, 1841.
m. June i, 1869, William Bordman Rice, son of Henry
G. Rice of Boston, b. Feb. 19, 1824, d. Bar Harbor,
Maine, Sept. 19, 1899; "<> issue.
lOi Julia Curtis b. New York, Dec. 29, 1843.
VL John Austin Stbvbns b. New York, Jan. 21, 1827.
d. Newport, R. Lf June 16, 1910.
m. New York, June 5, 1855.
Marqarbt a. Morris dau. of Wm. Lewis Morris.
d. Newport, R. I., Dec. 7, 191 1,
42 Erasmus Stevens and His Descendants
102 Mary Morris b.
103 AbbyWeld b.
104 John Austin b. New York, 1859. d- J^^"- 3^» ^909-
VI. Caroline Weld Stevens b. New York, Feb. 5, 1828.
d. New York, Feb. 24, 1904.
m. June, i860.
Alfred Colvill of New York.
105 Susan b. Sept. 22, 1861. d. Feb. 1885.
m. 1883, William Newton Collins of New York.
William Newton d. y.
Susan d. y.
VI. LucRETiA Ledyard Stevens b. New York, Oct. 9, 1830.
d. Philadelphia, May 22, 1907.
m. May 7, 1857.
Richard Heckscher of Hamburg b. Aug. 6, 1822.
d. Philadelphia, July 10, 1901.
106 John Austin Stevens b. New York, Sept. 20, 1858.
d. Westerly, R. I., Aug. 26, 1910.
m. 1883, Celeste Delongpre Massey.
107 Richard Percy b. New York, Aug. i860.
d. Lakewood, N. J., Apr. 24, 1903.
m. April 26, 1887, Isabel Spencer Tappan of New York,
d. Oct. 1905.
108 Lucretia Stevens b. New York, May 20, 1862.
109 Johanna b. Whitlock Point, Mch. 26, 1864.
m. Apr. 30, 1888, Henry Denison Burnham of Boston,
no Maurice b. Nov. 22, 1865.
d. Bryn Mawr, Pa., Sept. 29, 1905.
m. Jan. 10, 1893, Constance Spencer of New York.
Erasmus Stevens and His Descendants 43
111 Adolf b. New Rochelle, 1868.
d. Philadelphia, Mch. 1870.
112 Gustave A. b. Philadelphia, Dec. 16, 1869.
113 Ledyard b. Philadelphia, Feb. 25, 1872.
m. Philadelphia, Dec. 18. 1899, Ethel Hill Hart.
114 Stevens b. Greenwood Farm, Stra£ford, Pa., June 22,
m. Wayne, Pa., July, 1902, Henrietta Armitt Brown,
b. 1879, d. June 11, 1912.
VI. Mary Emeline Stevens b. New York, Sept. 27, 1833.
d. Paris, Oct. 7, 1895.
m. 1st, May 18, 1853.
Peter Remsen Strong d. 1879.
m. 2nd, June 2, 1881.
Maurice Bonjour de Limoelan of Paris d. Sept. 1886.
115 Mary Stevens Strong b. Apr. 5, 1854. d. 1880.
m. 1879, George Bech of Poughkeepsie; no issue.
116 Alice Strong b. Aug. 4, 1859.
m. 1st. Mch. I, 1880, Charles Macalester of Philadel-
m. 2nd, Nov. 7, 1893, Walter J. Wilkinson of Baltimore.
117 Edith Strong d. y.
VI. Frances Ann Stevens b. New York, Mch. 2, 1835.
d. Feb. 4, 1906.
m. Feb. 5, 1857.
Joseph Parker Norris, son of Charles Norris b. Phila-
delphia, Feb. II, 1824. d. New York, Mch. 19, 1894.
118 Dorothea Clapier b. Philadelphia, June i, 1858.
119 Fanny b. Astoria, L. I., Mch. 10, 1864.
120 Gertrude b. Dec. 15, 1865. d. y.
121 Charles b. Hoboken, Nr J., Dec. 4, 1867.
m. 1897, Eugenie J. Gebhart of Vienna.
44 Erasmus Stevens and His Descendants
VI. Abby Austin Stevens b. New York, Aug. 23, 1836.
d. Boston, Nov. 23, 1913.
m. New York. Sept. 28, 1865.
M/ jOR General Robert B. Potter, U.S.V., son of Rt. Rev.
Alonzo Potter, Bishop of Pennsylvania, and Sarah Maria
Nott; b. Boston, July 16, 1829.
d. Newport, R. I., Feb. 19, 1887.
122 Robert Burnside Potter b. New York, Jan. 29, 1869.
m. Apr. 3, 1894, Elizabeth Stephens Clare Fish, dau.
of Nicholas Fish of New York.
123 Warwick Potter b. Leamington, England, Oct. 31, 1870.
d. on yacht Sagamore in the harbor of Brest, Oct 11, 1893.
124 Abby Potter b. New York, Jan. 16, 1873. d. y.
125 Austin Potter b. New York, Jan. 16, 1873.
m. Evelyn Forbes, dau. of Francis B. Forbes of Boston.
V. Henry Hbwoill Stevens b. New York, Feb. 28, 1797.
d. Poughkeepsie, Oct. 6, 1869.
m. New York, Nov. 9, 1836.
Caroline Clarkson Crosby b. New York, May 5, 181 2.
d. Feb. 6, 1882.
dau. of William Bedlow Crosby and Harriet Ashton
126 Harriett Crosby b. Aug. 21, 1837. d. Mch. 5, 1839.
127 Francis Kerby b. Aug. 18, 1839.
128 Catherine Clarkson b. Jan. 20, 1841.
d. New York, Apr. 21, 1849.
129 Anna Clarkson Crosby b. Apr. 8, 1843.
d. Tompkinsville, N. Y., Dec. 28, 1904 s. p.
m. Poughkeepsie, N. Y., Aug. 8, 1872, Morris Slidell
130 William Crosby b. Oct. 10, 1846. d. unm. Dec. 7, 1865.
Erasmus Stevens and His Descendants 45
VI. Francis Kerry Stevens b. N. Y., Aug. i8, 1839.
d. Feb. 22, 1874.
m. New Brunswick, N. J., Jan. 21, 1868.
Mary Noel Carpender b. Aug. 30, 1840.
dau. of Jacob S. Carpender and Catherine Neilson.
131 Henry Hewgill b. Nov. 20, 1869.
m. Rahway, N. J., June 27, 1901, Ethel Griffin.
132 William Crosby b. Mch. 13, 1872.
133 Frances Noel b. Jan. 13, 1874.
m. New Brunswick, N. J., Rev. Edward Wheeler Hall.
V. Mary Lucretia Stevens b. New York, Apr. 16, 1798.
d. Newport, R. I., Aug. 26, 1877.
m. New York, 1823.
Frederic William Rhinelander b. New York, Apr. 13,
1798. d. 1836.
134 Lucretia Stevens b. Apr. 13, 1824.
135 Mary Elizabeth b. Dec. 12, 1826.
136 Frederic William b. Dec. 12, 1828.
137 Eliza Lucille b. Apr. 8, 1831.
VL Lucretia Stevens Rhinelander b. New York, Apr. 16, 1824.
d. Paris, France, June i, 1901.
m. Oct. 17, 1844, New York.
George Frederic Jones b. New York, Dec. 27, 1821.
d. New York, March 15, 1882.
son of Edward Renshaw Jones and Elizabeth Schermer-
138 Frederic Rhinelander b. Jan. 14, 1846.
m. Mary Cadwalader Rawle.
46 Erasmus Stevens and His Descendants
139 Henry Edward b. New York.
140 Edith Newbold b. Jan. 23, 1862.
m. 1885, Edward R. Wharton.
VI. Mary Elizabeth Rhinhlander b. Dec. 12, 1826, New York.
d. Poughkeepsie, N. Y., June 4, 1897.
m. New York, Apr. 23, 1846.
Thomas H. Newbold b. d. March 21, 1869.
son of Thomas Newbold and Catherine Augusta i^e Koy.
141 Catherine Augusta b. Paris, France, Mar. 27, 1847.
142 Thomas b. May 19, 1849.
m. June 4, 1880, Sarah Coolidge, dau. of Thomas
Jefferson Coolidge of Boston.
143 Frederic Rhinelander b. Dec. i, 1853.
144 Edith b. Aug. 18, 1856.
VI. Frederic William Rhinelander b. New York, Dec. 12, 1828.
d. Lenox, Mass., Sept. 25, 1904.
m. New York, Nov. 5, 1851.
Frances Davenport Skinner b. 1828.
d. Washington, D. C, Dec. 8, 1899.
dau. of Rev. Thomas H. Skinner and Frances Davenport.
145 Mary Frederica b.
m. William C. Rives.
146 Frances Davenport b. Apr. 22, 1855.
m. Washington, D. C, Apr. 25, 1900, Rev. William
Morgan Jones of Cardi£f, Wales.
147 Ethel Ledyard b. July 21, 1857.
m. Apr. 28, 1881, Le Roy King.
148 Frederic William b. Sept. 1859.
m. 191 1, Constance Satterlee, dau. of Bishop
Henry Y. Satterlee and Jane L, Churchill.
Erasmus Stevens and His Descendants 47
149 Alice King b. Dec. 1861.
150 Helen L. b. June 27, 1864.
d. S. Orange, N. J., Dec. 19, 1898.
m. Lucerae, Switzerland, Aug. 6, 1892, Rev. Lewis
151 Thomas Newbold b. Aug. 29, 1865.
m. May 23, 1894, Katherine Blake, dau. Hon. S. H.
Blake, K.C. of Toronto, Canada.
152 Philip Mercer b. June 13, 1869.
m. 1905, Helen M. Hamilton, dau. of William
VI. Eliza Lucille Rhinelander b. New York, Apr. 8, 1831.
m. New York, Apr. 28, 1857.
William Edgar b. Feb. 17, 18 10, New York,
d. Washington, Mar. 22, 1887.
153 Lucille Rhinelander b. New York, Apr. 10, 1858.
154 Cornelia Le Roy b. New York, Jan. 27, 1861.
d. Newport, R. L, Aug. 20, 1864.
155 Herman Le Roy b. Newport, R. L, May 30, 1865.
m. New York, Oct. 15, 1891, Alice Bayard King.
156 Mary Newbold b. Etretat, France, Aug. 4, 1868.
m. Newport, R. L, Sept. 18, 1900, Rev. Neptune B.
Gallwey. d. May , 1909.
157 William Rhinelander b. Newport, Oct. 8, 1874.
d. Newport, Oct. 22, 1895.
Stevens and Ledyard
I. Edmund Weld b. Sudbury, Suffolk Co., Eng. d. there 1608.
The Weld family dates from 1352.
Extracts from the Will of Edmonde Welde, of Sudbury, Suffolk,
England. Mercer, sth December, 1605. Proved 3rd May, 1608.
Bequeath unto Amye, my right well beloved Wife, my Mansion
House in Parish of St. Peters in Sudbury, to hold for life, and after
her decease I give the moiety and one part thereof (i. e.) the shop, the
chamber over it, the warehouse, &c., to Daniel Welde, my eldest son.
The other part of the messuage, being the West side thereof, I give to
John Welde, my second son. To Edmond, my third son, my tenements
and houses, which I purchased of Mr. John Howe in the Parish of St
Gr^[ory, to have and to hold after he shall be of the full age of four and
twenty years. To Thomas, my fourth son, a piece of arable land of six
acres in Great Comard, called Church Crofters, at four and twenty.
(The Will continues and mentions:) Benjamin, fifth son; Joseph,
sixth son ; James, seventh son ; also his eldest daughter, Mary Welde, to
have £50 at two and twenty. Youngest daughter, Elizabeth, my two tene-
ments in Ballington, Essex, and an acre of land called "Stumperosse" in
Appoints Amye, my Wife, to be sole Executrix, and my brother,
John Dereslye, to be Supervisor.
(Signed) Edmonde Welde.
m. 1st, Alice
m. 2nd, Ann
m. 1st, Margaret Deresley
m. 2nd; Judith
Stbvbns and Lbdyard 49
Joseph b. Eng. 1595. d. Roxbury, Mass., Oct 7, 1646.
m. 1st, Elizabeth, d. Oct. 1638.
m. 2nd, Apr. 20, 1639, Barbara Clapp.
II. Rev. Thomas Weld b. Eng., about 1590.
d. London, Mch. 23, 1661.
Margaret Derbslye d. 1671.
He was educated at Trinity, Cambridge, Eng., receiving degrees in
1613 and 1618. In 1624 he was a minister at Terling, County Essex,
Eng. With sons John, Thomas and Samuel he reached Boston June 5,
1632, Eliot being soon after settled with him as teacher. In 1639 ^^
assisted Eliot and Richard Mather in making the ''Bay Psalm Book."
He was sent to England in 1641 as agent for the colony and re-
mained. He was an active persecutor of Roger Williams and Ann
Hutchinson, whom he called the "American Jezebel,'* whose grand-
daughter married his grand-son.
John bp. June 6, 1625.
Thomas July 26, 1626.
m. June 4, 1650, Dorothy Whiting.
Samuel bp. Oct. 8, 1629.
Edmund July 8, 163 1. Harvard 1650. d. Ireland, Mch. 2, 1668.
III. Thomas Weld bp. Eng., July 26, 1626. d. Jan. 17, 1682-3.
m. June 4, 1650,
Dorothy Whiting b. 1628 d. July 31, 1694, ae. 66.
He became a freeman in 1654. Representative 1676
Samuel bp. July 20, 1651. d. y.
Thomas bp. June 12, 1653. Harvard 1671.
m. Nov. 9, 1681, Elizabeth Wilson, dau. Rev. John.
50 Stevens and Ledyard
Samuel b. Aug. lo, 1655. d. Sept. 2, 1737.
m. June 23, 1683, Susanna Polley, dau. John.
John b. Oct. 9, 1657. d. July 25, 1686.
Edmund b. Sept. 29, 1659. m. Nov. 10, 1687, Elizabeth White.
Daniel bp. Mch. 16, 1662.
Dorothy Apr. 2?, 1664.
m. 1st, May 12, 1686, William Denison.
m. 2nd, Apr. 28, 1720, Samuel Williams.
Joseph b. May 3, 1666.
Margaret b. Nov. 29, 1669.
m. Mch. 17, 1690, Nathaniel Brewer.
IV. Edmund Weld b. Sept. 29, 1659.
m. Nov. 10, 1687,
Elizabeth White b. Mch. 22, 1667. d. Dec. 20, 1721.
He was of Roxbury and became a freeman in 1690.
Joseph b. d. Feb. 21, 1695.
John b. d. Pomfret, Conn., July 24, 1763.
m. Esther Waldo, dau. of Daniel, b.
Chelmsford, Mass., Jan. 8, 1698, d. Pomfret, Conn., Jan.
Edmund b. June 23, 1695.
m. July 8, 1725, Clemence Dorr.
Samuel b. d. Mch. 29, 1698.
Thomas b. Nov. 1702.
V. Edmund Weld b. June 23, 1695.
m. July 8, 1725,
Clemence Dorr b. July 17, 1700.
Samuel b. Apr. 14, 1726.
Elizabeth b. July 25, 1727.
Edmund b. Jan. 12, 1728-9.
Dorothy b. Apr. 7, 1730.
Joseph b. Oct 30, 1732.
Edward b. Feb. 5, 1734-5.
Stevbns and Lbdyard 51
VI. Elizabeth Weld.
m. July 9, 1750,
VII. Ebenezer Stevens.
m. May 4, 1784,
LucRBTiA (Lbdyard) Sands.
Stevens and Ledyard
I. John White
d. Apr. 15, 1691.
He was in Watertown as early as 1639, where he owned seven acres.
In 1650 he removed to Muddy River, now Brookline, where he became
a large proprietor.
His will of Apr. 13, 1691, names wife, Frances, and three sons.
II. Lt. John White b.
Elizabeth Bowles b. June 2, 165 1
He lived in Brookline.
d. May 26, 1669.
d. Mch. 28, 1695, ae. 53.
d. Jan. 7, 1700.
Elizabeth b. Mch. 22, 1667.
m. Nov. 10, 1687, Edmund Weld of Roxbury.
John b. d., unm., Dec. 11, 1721.
He was chaplain to Gov. William Phipps, and, after
he died, for three successive years representative from
Boston, and for twenty years clerk of the House.
In 1697 he was a fellow, and from 1713 to 1721 treas-
urer of Harvard College.
m. James Tileston of Boston.
Isaac b. Nov. 2, 1673. d. Mch. 2, 1684.
Abigail b. 1676. d. Feb. 15, 1753.
m. 1699?, William Sharp.
m. Aug. 4, 1708, William Paine of Boston.
Sarah b. Dec. 5, 1680.
m. John Winchester.
Stevens and Ledyard 58
Joseph b. May 6, 1683.
Frances b. Sept. 7, 1684.
m. 1st, Benjamin Goodwin, son of John.
m. 2nd, John Bowles.
Isaac b. Apr. 25, 1686.
III. Elizabeth White.
m. Nov. 10, 1687, Edmund Weld.
IV. Edmund Weld.
m. July 8, 1725, Clemence Dorr.
V. Elizabeth Weld.
m. July 9, 1750, Ebenezer Stevens.
VI. Ebenezer Stevens.
m. May 4, 1784, Lucretia (Ledyard) Sands.
54 Stevens and Lbdyard
I. John Whiting . d. Oct 20, 161 7.
He was Mayor of Boston, county Lincoln, England, in 1600 and
1608, and Vice-Admiral of Lincolnshire in 1602.
II. Samuel Whiting b. Boston, Eng., Nov. 20, 1597.
d. Dec. II, 1679.
m. 2nd, Aug. 6, 1629,
Elizabeth St. John, d. Mch. 3, 1677.
dau. of Oliver, cousin of Oliver Cromwell.
Samuel Whiting entered Emmanuel College, Cambridge, 1613, and
received his degrees in 1616 and 1620.
In 1636 he resigned the Rectory of Skirbeck and with his daughter
Dorothy and his son Samuel arrived in Boston, Mass., May 26, 1636. He
removed to L3mn in November, where he officiated as minister until his
Children by ist wife,
son d. y.
son d. y.
m. June 4, 1650, Thomas Weld.
Children by 2nd wife,
Samuel b. Skirbeck, Eng., Mch. 25, 1633. d. Feb. 28, 1713.
m. Nov. 12, 1656, Dorcas Chester, dau. of Leonard of
of Wethersfield, Ct.
Elizabeth b. d. Hartford, ae. 88.
m. Apr. 6, 1659, Rev. Jeremiah Hobart, Harvard 1650.
John b. Lynn, 1637. d. Eng. 1689. Harvard 1657.
Joseph b. Lynn, Apr. 6, 1641. d. Apr. 7, 1723. Harvard 1661.
m. ist, Sarah Danforth, d. before 1689;
dau. of Dep. Gov. Thomas Danforth.
Stevens and Ledyard 55
m. 2nd, Rebecca Prescott, d. 1723.
dau. of Peter Bulkley, Harvard 1660, and widow of
Jonathan Prescott, Jr.
III. Dorothy Whiting.
m. June 4, 1650, Thomas Weld.
IV. Edmund Weld.
m. Nov. 10, 1687, Elizabeth White.
V. Edmund Weld.
m. July 8, 1725, Clemence Dorr.
VI. Elizabeth Weld.
m. July 9, 1750, Ebenezer Stevens.
VII. Ebenezer Stevens.
m. May 4, 1784, Lucretia (Ledyard) Sands.
1686— Boston, 1750
Second son of the first Erasmus Stevens and Elizabeth
Other Descendants of Erasmus Stevens and Persis Bridge 59
OTHER DESCENDANTS OF ERASMUS STEVENS
AND PERSIS BRIDGE.
III. Samuel Stevens, son of Erasmus Stevens and Persis Bridge.
b. Boston, Dec. 15, 1709.
d. Charleston, S. C, 1 753-55-
m. Boston, July 11, 1738,
Catherine Mather Willard b. Boston, July 29, 171 7.
d. Charleston, S. C.
dau. of Daniel Willard and Abigail Mather dau. of Rev.
Cotton Mather b. Boston, Aug. 27, 1744.
Daniel b. Charleston, Mch. 15, 1749.
IV. Cotton Mather Stevens b. Boston, Aug. 27, 1744. d.
m. Portsmouth, N. H.
V. Sarah Stevens b. Portsmouth, June 28, 1781. d.
John Colhoun of Charleston, S. C. b. d.
Sarah A. Colhoun b.
m. Alexander H. Brown of Charleston. Had two
children, Alice, who married Legare, and
Virginia G., who married W. Lawton Mickell of Charles-
Four others died young and unm.
IV. Daniel Stevens, son of Samuel Stevens and Catherine Mather
Willard. b. Charleston, S. C, Mch. 11 or 15, 1749.
d. Charleston 1835 ^i* 36-
m. 1st, Dec. 6, 1767,
Patience Catherine Norton b. d. Nov. 9, 1769.
dau. of Gideon and Ann Norton of Rhode Island.
60 Other Descendants of Erasmus Stevens and Persis Bridge
Daniel d. y.
Abigail d. y.
m. 2nd, July 27, 1770,
Sarah Sprowle, dau. of Alexander Sprowle and Mary
Hatcher of South Carolina, b. 1751.
d. Charleston, Oct. 21, 1778.
Charlotte Ann d. y.
Samuel Hatcher d. y.
Sarah d. y.
Maria Willard b. Feb. 3, 1777.
V. Maria Willard Stevens b. Charleston (Beaufort) Feb. 3, 1777.
d. Charleston, Oct. 9, 1806.
m. Charleston, May 27, 1794,
Thomas Anthony Somarsall of Charleston.
d. June 16, 1816.
Maria Stevens d. y.
Sarah Matilda b. Charleston, Mch. 23, 1797.
VI. Sarah Matilda Somarsall b. Mch. 23, 1797.
d. Charleston, Jan. 10, 1866.
m. Charleston, Jan. 6, 1814,
William I. Grayson b. Nov. i, 1789.
d. Charleston, Oct. 4, 1866.
Maria Willard b. Charleston, Nov. 30, 1814. d. Mch. 25, 1887.
m. Charleston, Oct. 31, 1833, Dr. Thomas L. Ogier.
William John d. i860, unm
Henry Stevens d. 1879; had 3 children, all d. unm
Susan Green d. y.
Thomas Dehon d. y.
James Pettigrue d. 1854, unm
Sarah Matilda d. Washington, D. C, Jan. 17, 1914
m. Henry Armstrong. Lived at New Windsor, N. Y.
Other Descendants of Erasmus Stevens and Persis Bridge 61
III. Persis Stevens, daughter of Erasmus Stevens and Persis Bridge.
b. Boston, Nov. 21, 1711. d. July 21, 1738.
m. Boston, June 3, 173 1,
Moses Deshon, of Boston, b. Apr. 28, 1710.
d. Sept. 22, 1779.
Son of Moise Deshon or De Jats, b. Mch. 12, 1649 i"
France, and of Susanna Hovrian Mavini^re, b. Sept. 27,
1668 in France, d. July 6, 1756 in Boston.
Moses Deshon m. 2nd, Boston. June 14, 1739, Mehi table
Persis b. Boston, Sept. 30, 1732.
Moses b. Boston, Nov. 8, 1733.
Susanna b. Boston, June 22, 1735.
IV. Susanna Deshon, b. Boston, June 22, 1735.
d. Philadelphia, June 30, 1808.
m. Boston, Sept. 1756,
William Sitgreaves b. Philadelphia, Dec. 14, 1729-30, son
of William Sitgreaves and Mary Cook.
d. Philadelphia, Dec. 20, 1800.
William b. Newbern, N. C, 1757. d. y.
William Deshon b. Philadelphia, 1759. d. same year.
John b. Philadelphia, Feb. 11, 1763, d. Sept. 3, 1798.
Samuel b. Philadelphia, Mch. 16, 1764. d. Apr. 4, 1827.
Juliana b. Philadelphia, May 15, 1765.
Kitty (Hitty) b. Philadelphia, Sept. 16, 1766.
Charlotte b. Philadelphia, Jan. 8, 1769.
Clement b. Philadelphia, Aug. 21, 1770. d. July 31, 1771.
William b. Philadelphia, Dec. 23, 1772.
Harriet b. Philadelphia, Jan. 10, 1774. d. Feb. 19, 1778.
III. Elizabeth Stevens, daughter of Erasmus Stevens and Persis
Bridge, b. Boston, Aug. 15, 1717. d.
m. Boston, Dec. 16, 1742.
He m. 2nd, June 11, 1747, Elizabeth Parkman.
Elizabeth b. July 28, 1744.
Boston, 1671— Boston, 1721
Oldest son of the first Erasmus Stevens and Elizabeth
Dbscbndants op John Stevens
DESCENDANTS OF JOHN STEVENS, SON OF
ERASMUS STEVENS AND ELIZABETH.
n. John Stevens, son of Erasmus Stevens and Elizabeth,
b. Boston, Mass., Aug. 16, 167 1.
d. Boston, Apr. 2, 1721.
m. June 6, 1694,
b. Boston, July 12, 1696.
b. Boston, Mch. 21, 1700. d. June 2, 1723.
m. Dec. 3, 1719, Thomas Burrington, (children),
b. Boston, Mch. 21, 1700.
m. Boston, Feb. 25, ^717, John Logan, (children),
b. Boston, Sept. i, 1701. d. Nov. 2, 1701.
b. Boston, Dec. 18, 1702. d. Oct. 21, 1707.
b. Boston, Dec. 16, 1703. d. Oct. 4, 1704.
b. Boston, Oct. 12, 1705. d. probably before her father.
b. Boston, Jan. 29, 1706.
b. Boston, June 28, 17 10.
b. Boston, Feb. 21, 1713.
living in 1721.
in. John, son of John Stevens and Grace Gammon, b. Boston, July
12, 1696. d. Boston, Oct. 1735.
m. Charleston, Nov. 29, 1722,
Abigail (Jennes) Wyer, dau. of David Jennez and Mabel
Russell and widow of Edward Wyer. b. Charleston,
Mass., Sept. 19, 1700. d. Charleston, July 14, 1779.
Will of John dated Oct. 8, 1735. Pro. Oct. 20, 1735.
b. Charleston, Aug. 29, 1723.
bp. June 27, 1725.
d. July 18, 1726.
b. Feb. 25, 1726.
m. Joseph Newell of Charlestown.
d. before 1776.
b. June 27, 1728.
d. Aug. 5, 1728.
b. Apr. 10. 1 73 1.
66 Descendants of John Stevens
IV. John Stevens, son of John Stevens and Abigail (Jennez) Wyer.
b. Charlestown, Mass., Aug. 29, 1723,
d. Sept. 26, 1748.
m. Charlestown, Dec. 4, 1746,
Lydia Soley, dau. of John Soley and Dorcas Coffin, b. May
3, 1726. living as widow of Caleb Call in 1787.
John b. Charlestown, Feb. 26, 1748.
In letters to Widow, Lydia Stevens, Oct. 11, 1748, her
husband described as John Stevens, shop keeper, Boston.
Lydia Stevens, widow, married Stephen Greenleaf
and again, Caleb Call. About 1775 she signed as Lydia
Greenleaf, 1753, in settlement of estate of John Stevens.
V. John Stevens, son of John Stevens and Lydia Soley. (Harvard
1766.) b. Charlestown, Feb. 26, 1748.
d. Concord, N. H,, Dec. 2 or 25, 1792.
m. June 23, 1769,
Sarah Wood, dau. of David Wood and Ruth Hopkins of
Charlestown. b. Feb. 9, 1749-50.
d. May 11, 1804, aged 53 or 54.
John Stevens, called Merchant of Concord, N. H., was one of the
largest proprietors of New Pennecock (Rumford, Maine), and was there
May 6, 1784. His son, Stephen, settled there, his mother, widow Sarah
Stevens, deeding a large tract of land, upon a part of which Rumford
village now stands, by deed dated June 20, 1803: "Sarah Stevens of
Concord to Stephen G. Stevens of Salem, Mass., Cabinet maker.
June 20, 1803, Sarah Stevens deeds to Benjamin Wood Stevens,
minor, land in Rumford, Maine.
Grace b. Charlestown, Mch. 26, 1770. d. y.
Mabel Jennings (or Jennes) b. Concord, N. H,, Apr. 14, 1776.
d. Apr. 28, 1836, in Maine, unm.
Grace b. Concord, N. H., July 25, 1778.
m. John Bradley of Concord, N. H.
John b. Concord, N. H., Jan. 15, 1780,
Stephen Greenleaf b. Concord, N. H., Feb. 24, 1782.
Thomas Jennez b. Concord, N. H., Oct. 2, 1787.
Benjamin Wood b. Concord, N. H., Nov. 27, 1789.
Descendants of John Stevens 67
VI. Stephen Greenleaf Stevens, son of John Stevens and Sarah
Wood. b. Concord, N. H., Feb. 24, 1782.
d, Rumford, Maine, Aug. 1843.
m. Rumford, Feb. 12, 1810,
Ruth Elliott, dau. of Benjamin Elliott and Abigail Webster,
originally from Concord, N. H. b. Jan. 28, 1790.
d. July, 1857.
Grace Bradley b. Rumford, July 7, 181 1.
m. William Mills, May 7, 1837.
Benjamin Wood b. Rumford, Jan. 11, 1814. d. 1888.
m. Harriett G. Frost, one child, Francis, b. Nov. 17,
Stephen Greenleaf b. Rumford, Mar. 12, 1816.
m. Christiana Cushman. Removed to Minnesota.
Francis Cushman b. Rumford, May 15, 1818. d. Aug. 18, 1889.
m. Betsy H. Lucas; 2 sons, i dau.
Thomas Jenner b. Rumford, Apr. 28, 1820.
m. May 19, 1844, Lydia Griffen; children: Edwin F.,
Flora M., Mellen F.
Mabel Waite b. Rumford, Mch. 7, 1826. d. Sep. 28, 1895.
m. Eugene Tufts of Saco; child, dau.
Samuel Bradley b. Rumford, Oct. 22, 1828. Removed to Minnesota.
William Freeman b. Rumford, Aug. 4, 183 1.
VII. William Freeman Stevens, son of Stephen Greenleaf Stevens
and Ruth Elliott, b. Aug. 4, 183 1.
m. 1st, Dec. 20, 1852,
Susan Little of Colebrook, N. H.
m. 2nd, Aug. 12, 1866,
Ar VILLA E. McGiLLis b. July 31, 1841.
Susan Frances b. Mar. 25, 1859.
m. May i, 1877, Edwin Abbott.
Thomas Bradley b. Mch. 15, 1867.
Ruth b. Sept. 12, 1868.
m. Frederick Bryant of Hilton, Mo.
Gertrude b. June 28, 1873.
m. Lewis Farnum of Hilton, Mo.
Charles b. Apr. 6, 1877.
68 Descendants of John Stevens
III. Gammon Stevens, son of John Stevens and Grace Gammon.
b. Boston, June 28, 1710.
m. 1st, June 2, 1742,
Abigail Craft (perhaps Cruff), dau. of Edward Cru£F and
Abigail, b. Boston, Jan. 19, 1721. d. Sept. 12, 1747.
m. 2nd, Feb. i. 1748,
Elizabeth Wiswbll, dau. of Peleg Wiswell and Elizabeth
Rogers, b. Nov. 4, 1720. d. Dec. 1799.
Children by ist wife.
Gammon b. Dec. 16, 1743. ' lost at sea, unm.
John b. Jan. 15, 1745.
d. Cornwallis, Nova Scotia, probably before 1790.
Children by 2nd wife.
Elizabeth d. New York, buried St. Pauls Church yard, see appendix.
Her letter to Robert Stevens, and also letter of Henry
Robert d. in his 19th year.
Wiswell d. on board Rainbow^ buried Townsend, N. S.
Abigail d. soon after the Revolutionary War in her 30th year.
IV. John Stevens, son of Gammon Stevens and Abigail Craft.
b. Boston, Jan. 15, 1745.
d. Cornwallis, N. S., probably before 1790.
m. New York, May 9, 1778,
Agnes Guion b. d.
(Her 2nd husband was Thomas Brennan of New York.)
John Stevens b. New York, 1782, d. July 4, 1827.
m. Philadelphia, Feb. 15, 1805,
Catherine Pariset, dau. of Nicholas Pariset and Sarah York,
John William b. Philadelphia, Nov. 22, 1805.
Elizabeth b. Philadelphia, Feb. 11, 1808.
m. George B. Whitfield of New York.
William Nicholas b. Philadelphia, Nov. 6, 1810.
George Enoch b. Philadelphia, Feb. 26, 1814. d. 1816.
Descendants of John Stevens 69
Henry Alexander b, Pittsburgh, Feb. 5, 1818.
Pariset Guion b. Pittsburgh, Feb. 14, 1820. d. 1840.
Thomas Foster b. Pittsburgh, July 14, 1821.
VI. John William Stevens, son of John Stevens and Catherine
Pariset. b. Philadelphia, Nov. 22, 1805.
d. Philadelphia, Feb. 16, 1864.
Esther Ann Davis b. 1810. d. Philadelphia, 1862.
Beriah L. b. Philadelphia.
John W. b. Philadelphia.
Philetus b. Philadelphia.
All living Jan. 1899, and unm.
VI. William Nicholas Stevens, son of John Stevens and Catherine
Pariset. b. Philadelphia, Nov. 6, 1810.
d. Philadelphia, Jan. 19, 1890.
Harriet E. Birmingham b. 1820. d. 1894.
Norman Henry* b. Philadelphia.
m. Rebecca Kohn.
Marshall Gayon b. Philadelphia.
m. Alice E. Baylis.
Harriet Elizabeth b. Philadelphia. \
William Leslie b. Philadelphia. > All living and single in 1899.
Pariset Marcus b. Philadelphia. )
VI. Henry Alexander Stevens, son of John Stevens and Catherine
Pariset. b. Pittsburg, Feb. 5, 1818.
d. Philadelphia, Jan. 20, 1903.
Eliza Dallet, dau. of Thomas Dallet. b. Philadelphia, Feb.
26, 1826. d. Nov. 18, 1885.
Henry Saunders b. Philadelphia.
Charles Albert b. Philadelphia.
Alfred Herbert b. Philadelphia.
Descendants of John Stevens
VI. Thomas Foster Stevens, son of John Stevens and Catherine
Pariset. b. Pittsburg, July 14, 1821. d.
Athenade Wise b. Philadelphia, 1823. d.
John Guyon b. Philadelphia.
unm. in 1899.
Catherine Elizabeth b. Philadelphia.
unm. in 1899.
Adeline Augusta b. Philadelphia.
m. Rev. Warren Cramer.
Florence Genevieve b. Philadelphia.
Foster G. b. Philadelphia.
Franklin Pariset b. Philadelphia.
m. Nettie Parker.
William Whitfield b. Philadelphia.
Thomas Foster b. Philadelphia.
III. Robert Stevens, son of John Stevens and Grace Gammon,
b. Boston, Feb 21, 1713.
d. Newport, R. I., Nov. 18, 1780.
m. Newport, Sept. 21, 1738.
Anstis Elizabeth Wignall, dau. of John Wignall and Mary
Rogers, b. Newport, March 19, 1723.
d. Feb. 28, 1802.
b. Sept. 15, 1739-
b. March 13, 1740-41.
b. July 14, 1742.
b. July 13, 1743.
bp. August 19, 1744.
bp. July 8, 1745.
bp. Sept. II, 1748.
bp. Sept. 17, 1749.
bp. Nov. 3, 1751.
Descendants of John Stevens 71
Abigail bp. Dec. 22, 1753.
Elnathan Hammond bp. Apr. 23, 1758. d. young.
William Wignall bp. Sept. 23, 1759.
Mary bp. June 20, 1761. d. Nov. 11, 1780.
Anstis Elizabeth bp. Feb. I2, 1763. d. Sept. 14, 1823.
m. Samuel Weld.
Mary Rogers, mother of Anstis Wignall, was the daughter of John
Rogers of Newport, b. 1699, d. Oct. 20, 1749, age 60 yrs.
She married ist. Samuel Townsend, 1719.
2nd. John Wignall, June 20, 1722.
3rd. Capt. Elnathan Hammond, Dec. 27, 1728.
IV. Robert Stevens, son of Robert Stevens and Anstis Elizabeth
Wignall. b. Newport, July 13, 1743. d. March 19, 1831.
m. Boston, 1778 or 9.
Hannah Green, dau. of Jeremiah Green and Sarah Gray.
b. Boston, June 6, 1749. d. Sept. 16, 1819.
Sarah Green b. Bristol, R. I. 1782. d. Nov. 30, 1830. unm.
Robert b. Sept. 17, 1780,
John Wignall b. Newport, Feb. 20, 1787. d. Oct. 10, 1837. ""«!•
Joseph Green b. Oct. 10, 1784. d. 1813.
Elizabeth Russel b. Newport, Sept. 1788.
d. Wuntham, Mass. Aug. 25, 1857.
m. 1817, Rev. Calvin Hitchcock, b. Westminster, Vt.
Oct 25, 1787. d. Wuntham, Mass. Dec. 3, 1867.
Robert Stevens Hitchcock b. Jan. 19, 1818. d. April 6, 1891.
m. Dec. 28, 1871, J. B. Adams.
Hannah Stevens Hitchcock b. Sept. 19, 1819.
d. May 25, 1838. unm.
Sarah Green Hitchcock b. Dec. 6, 1820.
d. March 19, 1896. unm.
Joseph Green Stevens Hitchcock b. July 21, 1823. d. Aug. 24, 1891.
m. June 5, 185 1, E. L. Chambers (4 children).
Alby Elizabeth Hitchcock b. Nov. 11, 1829. d.
m. June 24, 1862, T. N. Plympton; one dau.: Eliza-
beth, d. Apr. 22, 1890.
72 Descendants of John Stevens
V. Robert Stevens, son of Robert Stevens and Hannah Green.
b. Sept. 17, 1780. d. Newport, June 23, 1847.
Margaret Julina Gregg, dau. of John Smith and Margaret
Smith (cousins), of South Carolina, b. Charleston,
S. C.,Dec. 19, 1796. d. Newport, Dec. 28, 1838.
Robert Julius b. Newport, July 16, 1824.
Julius M. b. Newport, June 6, 1825.
Algernon b. Newport, Nov. 23, 1827. d. Dec. 6, 1896 unm.
Julina R. b. Newport, July 15, 1821. d.
VI. Robert Julius Stevens, son of Robert Stevens and Margaret
Julina Gregg Smith, b. Newport, July 16, 1824.
d, Dec. 26, 1889.
m. Dec. 17, 1853.
Caroline Campbell Baker, dau. Hon. Edward Dickinson
Baker, Senator from Oregon and Col. U. S. Vols. Killed
in the battle of Ball's Bluff, Va., Oct. 21, 1861.
Robert Edward b. Jan. i, 1855. d. Nov. 5, 1900 at Seattle.
Caroline Baker b. 1859. d.
m. 1889 John Ayers Hatfield.
Alfred Stevens Hatfield.
VI. Julius M. Stevens, son of Robert Stevens and Margaret Julina
Gregg Smith, b. Newport, June 6, 1825.
d. Boston, Dec. 5, 1864.
m. May 12, 1851.
Elizabeth J. Lyons, dau. of Thomas Ratsford Lyons (Boston),
and Anna Griffin, b. Aug. 31, 1834. d. July 27,1889.
(two died as infants)
Vn. Mary Ella Stevens, b. Dec. 21, 1856.
m. Boston, Aug. 14, 1888.
Abram Burbank CoFF||r, son of Warren Coffin and Hannah
Burbank. b. Gilead, Maine, March 31, 1831.
Descendants of John Stevens 78
IV. William Wignall Stevens, son of Robert Stevens, and Anstis
Elizabeth Wignall. b. Newport, 1756.
d. Alexandria, D. C. Jan. 14, 1794.
m. Charlestown, Mass. B published Aug. 31, 1787.
Elizabeth Russell, dau. of Richard Russell and Mary Gary
of Charleston, Mass. b. living in 1795.
Maria Russell bp. April 5, 1789. d. Aug. 19, 1791.
Elizabeth b. Charleston, Aug. 17, 1790.
d. Needham, bet. 1869 and 1877.
Mary Russell bp. Feb. 17, 1793, living in 1813.
William Wignall b. July 27, 1794. d. March ji, 1795.
Fight at Sxjdbury, 1676 79
Ebbnezer Stevens 80
List of Artillery Corps, 1777 84
Cornerstone, City Hall, 1803 85
R. Samuel Mather to Daniel Stevens ... 86
Henry Alexander Stevens 88-90
Elizabeth Stevens of Digby, N. S 90
John Stevens, 1721 91
Erasmus Stevens, 1744 92
John Ledyard, 1771 94
Ledyard Family Notes 98
Epitaphs prom Various Cemeteries .... 102
FIGHT AT SUDBURY, MASS., 1676
"This paper, never before published, gives a new phase of
the fight." (Mass. Archives, Vol. 30, p. 205.)
Thomas Hawley. The deposition of Edward Cowell, aged about
years. This deponentt upon oath testifieth that I being
upon the Countereis Searvis in April last and haveing under
my conduct Eighteen men; upon our returning from Marl-
borough to Boston and about three miles from Sudbury Wee
ware surprised with divers hundred of Indians, where of
this Indian Tom was one ( — ) by a grombling signe or
Noyse thatt he mayde; as was in my Judgement was the
cause of our being ff iored upon : at which tyme fower of my
Company was killed and one wounded besides fFive horses
ware disenabled they being shott upon. Capt. Wadsworth's
Ingadgine with the Indians, I went backe and Beuryed the
fower men which were killed whereof (Lt.?) Thomas
Haw(le)y and Hopkinses son — ^both of (*Edward Rice)
Roxbeury; Goodman (Baker's) son and Robert Wayle(s)
Sworn to before the Council.
19th. June, 1676.
* Edward Rice was probably one of Aose of Sudbury
killed. His name has been inserted by some one.
1886. Vol. 40 N. E. Register, page 400.
Copy of Memoranda by Samuel Stevens.
Presiunably from talks with his Father, Ebenezer Stevens,
Bom 1 2th of August old stile 1751 (now supposed the 22nd
of August) I had four children by my first wife, a daughter died
at 20 months — my Father was Ebenezer Stevens, Elizabeth Weld
— my Father of Boston, my Mother of Roxbury. I moved to
Providence in the Spring of 74 — I was to some extent induced
to this from an apprehension that I might get in trouble and a
general stagnation of business at Boston; several other young
men probably induced by the same motives, went to Providence.
I remained there until the 8th of June, 75.
I married in Providence in the Spring of 74, shortly after I
went there, Miss Rebecca Hodgdon of Boston. My first comm
was from the Colony of Rhode Island, signed by J. Ward, the
Secretary of the Colony, he being authorized to sign commis-
sions, by the Legislature. This was an artillery Company, com-
manded by Capt. John Crane. I moved with the com to near
Jamaica Plains, the Country seat of Gen. Barnard. The Gen
Green was the Brigade Gen. The Brigade excepting my Com-
pany was ordered to Cambridge and our Company was ordered
to Roxbury. I remained at Roxbury with the Company until
the British left Boston, the men of my Company were enlisted for
eight months service, which expired on the ist of Jan. 76, when
a reg of Artillery was formed at Cambridge head quarters con-
sisting of twelve Companies under the command of Col. Henry
Knox. I was appointed Cap of one of the Companies. I was
then ordered into Canada to join General Montgomery, having
two companies under my command. Captain Benjamin Eustis
had command of one Company. I also had a detachment of
Artificers. I left Boston in Feb 76 and proceeded to Charleston,
New Hampshire, crossed the river Connecticut over the Green
Mountains, to Otter Creek, having to cut a road for two mortars
under my command, which weighed 8000 weight, 4 tons a piece,
from the Connecticut River to the Otter Creek, distance 40 miles.
I went at the rate of about 20 miles a day to Charleston and was
twenty days going the 40 miles between Connecticut river, and
Otter Creek, there being a great quantity of snow on the ground.
On Otter Creek I built rafts and we went down to the Falls, I
believe called Attlebury Falls. We passed also New Haven Falls.
At one of these Falls my men dragged the mortars and baggage 8
miles. I despatched Capt. Eustis to Crown Point, for Boats —
the commanding officer brought me Boats up the Otter Creek ; in
these Batteaux I went to St. John and landed at Point Au foin.
I landed at St. John in the Spring, got Pilots for the Boats to
pilot the Boats from St. John to Chamballe, and from thence to
Sorrel and from thence to the Three Rivers, there I met an Ex-
press which informed me that Our Army had left the Plains of
Abram. I proceeded back to Sorrel and remained there three
days, when a Plan of an attack was organized under the com-
mand of Genl. Thompson to attack the British which were in the
neighborhood of the Three Rivers. My Company was ordered on
this campaign. My Company did not arrive in time and I was
not in the skirmish. General Thompson was defeated and taken
Prisoner. Our Army out of command, under the Com. of Gen-
eral Sullivan then retreated to Fort Chambelle, from Fort Cham-
belle we came to St. John, then to the Isle noir on Champlain,
from there we moved to Crown Point where General Gates took
the conmiand and General Sullivan left the army. While at
Ticonderoga I was made a Major in the Winter of 76-77, with
instruction to raise 4 companies of Artie and a company of
(Ends here abruptly.)
I was among the persons who on 17th December '73 de-
stroyed the Tea in the Harbour of Boston, there were three
Vessels, the names are not now recollected by me, but they were
American Vessels and belonged to Merchants in Boston, two of
the Vessels laid at a wharf then called Griffin's Wharf near Fort
Hill, and the other at the North end of Hancock's wharf. I rec-
ollect that at the time of the destruction, Alexander H. Hodgdon,
afterwards Treasurer of the state, was a mate of one of the
Vessels. I recollect being in the meeting house when the au-
dience were addressed by the most influential inhabitants of
Boston among whom was Sam. Adams, Doer. Young, Mr. Han-
cock, Mr. James Otis — I was then a member of Padock's Com-
pany of Artillery, which had guarded the Tea from the time of
This company had been asked at the arrival of the Tea,
whether they would guard the Tea, and the Company at a Com-
pany meeting accepted the charge, against the wishes of Capt.
Padock, who was a Tory. These proceedings of the Companv
were under the orders of the first Lieut. Jabiz Hatch who after-
wards commanded the Company., Capt. Padock went to Eng-
land, was an excellent officer and afterwards appointed the Gov-
ernor of the Island of Jersey. I went from the old
south meeting House, just after dark. The party were about 70
or eighty. At the Head of the wharf. Griffin's wharf, we met the
Detachment of our Company on guard, who joined us. I com-
menced with a party on board the Vessel of which Hodgdon was
mate, and as he knew me I left that Vessel with some of my
comrads and went on board the other Vessel which lay on the
opposite side of the wharf; numbers of others took our places
on board Hodgdon's Vessel. We commenced handing the boxes
of Tea on deck and first commenced breaking them with axes,
but found much difficulty, owing to the boxes of Tea being cov-
ered with canvas, the mode that this article was then imported in.
I think that all the tea was discharged in about two hours, we
were careful to prevent any being taken away. None of the
party were painted as Indians nor that I know of disguised. The
last time I served with the Company was when the Company
received Genl. Gage who arrived from New York.
To A Committee of Congress after the War Col. Ebenezer
Stevens made the following report of the expedi-
tion from Head of Elk to Annapolis.
"In the Spring of 1781 I commanded the artillery on an
expedition to Portsmouth, Virginia, under the Marquis de la
Fayette, the division halted in the city of Annapolis. The British,
hearing of our being there, sent two twenty-gun ships and block-
aded the harbour. We remained there six weeks. Several coun-
cils of war were held after the commander in chief had ordered
•us back to headquarters and it was thought impracticable to
retreat by water.
A majority were for returning by land, and officers were
sent out to procure teams to remove the artillery and stores.
They were out ten days but returned without being able to pro-
cure any. Another council was held and I proposed to return by
water to the Head of Elk, by removing those ships out of the Bay.
My plans were thought impracticable by Governor Lee, my
friend, who told the Marquis that if the vessels that I took were
lost, he must pay for them. The Marquis then told me to go on
and he would assist me. I filled up two sloops of about sixty
tons burthen with ten eight pounders each, and a traveling forge
in their holds, and raised an awning upon their decks. The
whole was done in three days, and manning each with two hun-
dred volunteers, sent them out about ten o'clock in the morning
and drove the enemies' ships from their moorings, and thus
opened the passage for our own detachment, which arrived at the
Head of Elk by water that night. I do not know what would
have been the consequence had we returned by land and left our
little fleet and siege artillery behind. But it was thought by
Governor Lee that our vessels would have fallen into their hands
and the defenceless city been plundered and burned."
If Congress had known of it they might have honored me
with a mark of their approbation.
The Marquis wrote the Commander in Chief respecting my
conduct. This I had by letter from General Knox.
Upon his return to Philadelphia General Knox wrote to him
**I lament your being disappointed of an opportunity of ex-
hibiting before the French and Mr. Arnold especially after the
great exertions you have made of which the Marquis has written
in the handsomest terms to the Commander in Chief."
He rendered efficient service with his park at Yorktown,
which was acknowledged by the Commander in Chief in General
Orders as follows :
"The skill so conspicuously manifested in the management
and direction of the cannon and mortars have convinced our
noble allies and brought home to the feelings of our enemies that
the officers of the American Artillery have acquired a respectable
knowledge in their profession." (From the Book of the Cincin-
nati under account of Ebenezer Stevens, member.)
A Return of the Officers' Names and the time of their
Appointment in the Corps of Artillery Commanded
BY Major Ebenezer Stevens, June 20th, 1777.
NAMES RANK TIMB OP APPOINTIfBNT
1st Capt. or Lieut.
2st Capt. or Lieut.
3rd Capt. or Lieut.
1st I St Lieut.
2nd 1st Lieut.
3rd 1st Lieut.
1st 2nd Lieut.
2nd 2nd Lieut.
3rd 2nd Lieut.
4th 2nd Lieut.
5th 2nd Lieut.
6th 2nd Lieut.
John Liswell 7th 2nd Lieut.
David Deming 8th 2nd Lieut.
Andrew Hodges Tracey 9th 2nd Lieut.
Nov. 9, 1776.
Feb. 1, 1777.
June 1, 1777.
Jasper Mauddit Gidley
Director of the
Captain of the
Lieut of the Ar-
Feb. I, 1777. Received his
warrant from Genl. Knox.
Jan. 9, 1777.
June I. 1777.
(Indorsed as follows:
and Warrants issued.*')*
June 15, 1777.
Nov. 9. 1776.
Received a warrant from
Genl. Knox at Boston.
£ben*r Stevens, Major.
' Tyond, June 21st, 1777. Mem. of Commissions
* Original in possession of Alexander H. Stevens, Oct. 29, 1912.
CORNERSTONE, CITY HALL, 1803
A City Hall Record.
To the Editor of The Evening Post :
Sir : The following account, taken from a work in my pos-
session, entitled "A Collection of American Epitaphs and In-
scriptions, with Occasional Notes," published by subscription in
this city, in the year 1814, by the Rev, Timothy Alden, A.M.,
would, I think, be of much interest to many of your readers,
especially since the contracts for a new city building are just
New York, N. Y.
The comer stone of the Hall of the City of New York was
laid, by order of the common council, by Edward Livingston,
Esquire, Mayor, John B. Prevost, recorder.
Wynant Van 2^dt Jun. Alderman, Andrew Morris, assist-
ant, first ward.
John Oothout, Alderman, Caleb. S. Riggs, assistant, send,
Philip Brasher, Alderman, Ebenezer Stevens, assistant, third
John Bogert, Alderman, Jacob Le Roy, assistant, fourth
John P. Ritten, Alderman, Robert Bogardus, assistant, fifth
Joshua Barker, Alderman, Garkson Crolius, assistant, sixth
Mangle Minthom, Alderman, Henry Brevoort, assistant,
"On the day of May, anno Domini 1803, and the 27
year of the independence of the United States.
John Oothout, Wynant Van Zandt Jun, Philip Brasher,
Joshua Barker, Mangle Minthom, Jacob Le Roy, Robert Bogar-
dus, building committee.
John McComb, Jun :, architect.
Joseph Newton, carpenter.
Anthony Steinback, Arthur Smith, masons.
George Knox, Alexander Campbell, stone cutters.
The city Hall in New York, built with white marble from
Berkshire county in Massachusetts, except the basement and
rear, which are the freestone from New Jersey, exhibits a speci-
men of taste and elegance, which does honour to the conmiercial
metropolis of the United States. It is the most superb edifice in
America, and would be an ornament to any city in the world.
Van Brugh Livingston.
New York, April i8.
Letters from Rev. Samuel Mather, Boston, to his Great
Nephew, Daniel Stevens, of Charleston, S. C, son of
Samuel and Catharine (Mather Willard) Stevens.
Boston, New England, October 28th, 1769.
As I lead a pretty secluded life, I seldom know when there
is a vessel bound to South Carolina, otherwise I should have
before now have taken an opportunity of writing a letter to you
in answer to one and another of yours, and besides I am so con-
stantly engaged in the various duties of my sacred calling that I
can scarcely find time to write letters in answer to those which I
receive from persons of great importance, both in Church and
State. However, as one Mr. Badger who brought me your last
letter, tells me he shall sail in a day or two for Charles Town and
will call on me for a letter for you, I thought I would snatch a
few minutes for writing to you. Because I perceive you are not
well acquainted with the relation you sustain towards me. I
would acquaint you that your Grandmother was but a half sister
to me. For tho' we had the same Father we had not the same
Mother. She was indeed to me a valuable Woman — fair and
comely, o( a sweet temper and gracious disposition. Your Mother
was like her, she lived with my father and as I cordially loved
her I assisted and befriended her, both before her marriage and
since. Tis true she married without my approbation for I was
known to the circumstances of the poor man of whom she was
fond on account of his comeliness and therefore would have dis-
couraged her from marrying him. But as her affection was set,
it was to no purpose. So she married and went away to South
Carolina for her voyage to which place, my family took care to
make her comfortably provided and as to what occurred after-
wards, you must know as well as I, if not better.
But as I still regarded her, I was also concerned for her
Posterity. Tho' her mother when married had her full share of
the Estate of my Father, yet I was willing that you and your
Brother, with the Children of your Aunt Shepherd, should have
some provision made for you, and therefore I have been at as
much charge as the Land is worth, expending a great deal of
money to have a tract of land laid out for you and your brother
at a distance of about 80 miles, I think, from this Town, and it
is as I remember about 75 acres. And if you and your brother
would unite in selling the Land and then dividing the money
which you might get for it between you, it might probably be of
some service to you. As to myself I do not take any more care
about worldly things, than if I did not belong to the world. I
have just enough to live with tolerable decensy, and I do not
concern myself about anything further. My wife and children
who are very kind and good, seeing my application to the great
ends of my life and ministry, free me from every worldly encum-
brance. Things of this nature were never pleasing to me, but now
as I am just about entering upon the Sixty-third year of my life,
what have I anymore to do with them. Therefore I dont love
to think, and much less to write and speak of them.
I find by (*) like you
were pleased to enclose to me, along with your last letter, that
you have some inclination towards composing and I fear towards
delivering, Discourses and Sermons. I would counsel you by
all means not to proceed in this business. For indeed you arc
not furnished with those Qualifications of Learning, which arc
not only useful but even absolutely necessary to constitute an
Evangelical Preacher, and however honest and well meaning I
take you to be, you have convinced me by that weak and crude
performance that you sent me, that you have not strength of
mind adapted to the Divine Employment of publickly instructing.
Tis therefore the voice of Nature and Reason and Divine Rev-
elation speaks the same, that you should study to be quiet and to
do your own proper business and to work with your own Hands
to provide for yourself and yours, and that you may be in a
Capacity to help others also. Were you my own and my only
son I would give you this Coimsel and charge you by the love of
to comply with it. And I hope that you will not be
troubled or offended at this expression of my love and concern
for your welfare and happiness. If you religiously abide in the
business that you have been. // in the same calling
wherein you are called you abide ^ yourself out
from regard to his Will and Glory, you may then hope for his
Conduct and blessing and not otherwise . I conmiend
you to the guidance and Protection of Divine Providence, and
wishing you all the blessings of Divine Goodness, I am,
Your Affectionate relative and friend,
(Signed) Samuel Mather.
* Could not make out these blank spaces in original letter. —
E. R. S.
Letter, Henry Alexander Stevens, of Norristown, Pa., to
John Austin Stevens, of N. Y. City and Newport, R. I.
Norristown, Oct. 22nd, 1895.
John Austin Stevens, Esq. .
My grandfather, Nicholas Parisett, came from France, con-
nected with the forces under Count Rochambeau to aid us during
the War of the Revolution. He served as Commissary General.
Papers lately found in the possession of John Partridge, Esq., of
Elkton, Md., a grandson of General H. Hbllingsworth of the
Commissary Department of the American Army of the Revolu-
tion, connecting my grandfather with the Commissary Depart-
ment of the French forces, consequently the Society of the Sons
of the Revolution of Penna. have honored me with membership.
The General was my mother's father.
Seeing that you are a member of the New York Society of
the Sons of the Revolution, I have taken the liberty of addressing
you on a subject of warm interest to me. My father, John
Stevens, bom in New York in the year 1782, he died on the 4th
day of July, 1827, aboard one of his own vessels two days after
leaving Havana, Cuba, of yellow fever, bound for Philadelphia.
At the age of 14 he was induced by Admiral Alexander Cochrane
to go with him aboard his flagship as his protege from the City
of New York 1796 merely to give him some experience of travel.
After they arrived in England of that year, you will recollect
that the Admiral was ordered to Algiers to quiet troubles in that
quarter, my father was eager to accompany him.
Soon having arrived at the seat of hostilities, whilst the
Fleet was landing troops, my father performed some act of
bravery for a youth whilst acting as Coxman in landing some
officers from the flagship "Thetus" and was made Midshipman
on the deck. In consequence of troubles culminating between his
native country and England, which resulted in the War of 181 2,
in 1803, he resigned and returned home.
I simply wish to enquire whether we are in any way con-
nected through common ancestry. Any information in that par-
ticular you may have and feel please to render me will steep
me in a debt of deep gratitude.
Yours very respectfully,
Your Humble Serv't,
(Signed) Henry A. Stevens.
Norristown, Pa., Nov. 2nd, 1895.
John Austin Stevens, Esq.
Your very kind and interesting answer to my note of 22
ult. at hand, you have given me new hope, and such fresh interest
in my Ancestral inquiry, that I have dropped all other matters
and hasten to give you what little I know as to Father's people.
We are not certain as to the year of his birth, it was either 1781
or 82. My mother did apparently during her life so grieve at
the mention of his name after the sudden information of his
death, that the mention of it was hushed forever. Still I re-
member well her speaking of her visits (before father's death
while we lived in New York City) to some relatives of his in New
Rochelle, and I remember it was asserted that those relatives of
Father's were connected with Preacher Guion or Guyon, one of
the expelled Hugonots from France who were the original settlers
of New Rochelle. I remember also my mother saying that her
first child, my brother, John, was named for his Paternal Grand-
father as well as for his father, and that my Paternal Grandfather
died when my father was a mere child and that my father was
left in the City of New York with a friend or an Uncle with
whom he lived up to the time he left the City with Admiral
Alexander Cochrane. There are none of my family living from
whom to gain any information on the subject of inquiry.
My father seemed to have had a fancy of continuing family
names through his children, to wit, John William, Elizabeth, Wil-
liam Nicholas, Henry Alexander, Parrisette Guicwi, Thomas Fos-
ter, all deceased except Thomas and self.
It would afford me great pleasure to follow any suggestions
you may feel pleased to make.
With many thanks for your consideration.
Most respectfully yours,
(Signed) Henry A. Stevens.
Copy of Letter of Elizabeth Stevens, of Digby, Nova Scotia,
Daughter of Gammon and Elizabeth (Wisswell) Ste-
vens, TO HER cousin, RoBERT StEVENS, OF NEWPORT, R. I.,
son of Robert Stevens and Anstice Elizabeth Wignall.
The original in possession of Miss Julina R. Stevens,
Wrentham, Mass., and a copy in hands of John Austin
Digby, Nova Scotia, July 22nd, 1822.
My Dear Kinsman —
You will perhaps be surprised at receiving these lines from
a relative you have not seen for forty (40) years. I am now the
only remaining branch (except one Grandchild) of your Uncle
Gammon Stevens's very unfortunate family. The last time I
had the satisfaction of seeing you was in New York at the time
of the Evacuation by the British Troops. I returned home very
soon after leaving my brother John with a son two years old in
New York. My brother came soon after to Comwallis, Nova
Scotia, where he set up in his business, but he soon fell into a
decline and was buried in that place. I do not know what became
of his son. I should take it kind of you, my dear Cousin, as you
live near New York, if you know what became of my nephew,
John Stevens, if you will let me know. (See note.)
His mother's friends lived at New Rochelle ; her name was
"Guyon" or Guion. Her parents came from Albany. Your dear
son, Robert, I saw about eighteen years ago in Boston, soon after-
wards I heard he had gone to a foreign country.
I lost my dear mother twenty-two (22) years ago last De-
cember. My poor brother, Wiswell, died on board the "Rainbow**
and is buried in Townsend, in Nova Scotia. My Uncle John
Wiswell who was settled in this country, the last of my mother's
family, died about ten years ago. My brother, Robert, who was
named after your honored father, died in Surinam in his nine-
teenth year. He was an excellent youth. My brother, Ganmion,
mate of a Brig, was lost at sea a great many years ago. My sister,
Abigail, died soon after the American War in the thirtieth year of
This will be handed you by the Rev'd Mr. Gilpin, who mar-
ried one of my cousin's daughters. He will also give you a ring
that belonged to my father. It was given to him at a funeral.
* * * There was more of this letter, but of no family
I am your Affectionate &)usin,
(Signed) Elizabeth Stevens.
To Robert Stevens.
Note. This son was the father of Henry A. Stevens. See letters of
Will of John Stevens (Son of Erasmus Stevens and Eliza-
beth), of Boston, b. Aug. 15, 1671, d. April 2, 1721.
Dated March 31, 1721.
Gives life estate in one-half Real and Personal estate to his
wife, Grace. The other half to his children, John, Mary Logan,
Elizabeth Burrington, Susan Stevens, Gammon Stevens and Rob-
ert Stevens, after payment of legacies and the coming of age of
his youngest child.
Item gives to my brother, Erasmiis Steven's children loi
equally between them.
Item to my kinsman, Samuel Blunt's two daughters, Anne
and Mary, a silver spoon (15 shillings) to each.
Will of Erasmus Stevens (son of Erasmus and Elizabeth),
died, Boston, Mass., 22nd June, 1750. Aged 64 years.
"Dated" March 19th, 1744.
In the name of God, Amen. I, Erasmus Stevens of Boston,
in the County of Suffolk, within his Majesty's Province of the
Massachusetts Bay in New England, "Joyner," being now ad-
vanced in years and having in remembrance the uncertainty of
this transitory life and the certainty of death and being more-
over desirous so to determine and adjust my temporal affairs that
no contentions may arise after my decease. Do make and ordain
this my Last Will and Testament in manner and form following
(hereby revoking all former Wills by me at any time heretofore
made). That is to say — First and principally I commit my prec-
ious and Imortal Soul into the merciful hands of God, my
Creator, relying solely on His Grace in and through the merits
and satisfaction of my Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ for the
pardon of all my sins, and gracious acceptance with Him. And
my Body I commit to the Earth to be decently interred at the
descretion of my Executrix hereinafter named, and for such
Worldly goods and Temporal Estate wherewith it has pleased
God to bless me, I will that they be employed and bestowed in
such manner as is hereinafter expressed — my just debts and
funeral expenses being first discharged and paid by my Execu-
trix with all convenient speed next after my decease.
Imprimis. To my eldest, Samuel Stevens, I give Five Shill-
ings, lawful money to be in full of his part and portion of and in
all my Estate, Real and Personal — I having heretofore paid,
advanced and done for him very considerable and above my
ability. Item. To my son, John Stevens, I give five shillings
lawful money, which with what I have already at sundry times
advanced for him, is in full of his part of in and to all my Estate
whatsoever. Item. To my daughter, Persis Deshon's, two daugh-
ters, I give each of them a gold ring of four pounds value Old
Tenor, the same to be in full of their parts in all my Estate, I
having heretofore handsomely and to the best of my ability done
for their Mother at her marriage, as well as at divers times since.
Item. To my daughter, Elizabeth Cowell, for whom I have al-
ready done and heretofore given equivalent to what I thought just
and equitable, I bequeath my Great Bible, and a mourning ring
of five pounds value Old) Tenor, to be ia full of all her further
part, portion or interest in my Estate. Item. To my three sons,
Erasmus, Benjamin and Ebenezer, I give fifty pounds, Old Tenor,
to each of them, to be in full of all and each of their parts, portions
or interest of and in all my Estate, real and personal and which
said Legacies of fifty pounds apeice to my three sons last named
amounts to the full extent of what I am able to give them. Item.
After all my just debts, funeral expenses and Legacies are paid
as aforesaid, all the rest, residue and remainder of my Estate,
real or personal, whatsoever and wheresoever, the same and
every part thereof, unto my dear and well beloved wife, Susan-
nah Stevens, and to her, her heirs and assigns forever. Item.
I would in this, my last Will and Testament, signify to all my
children that I have received, paid and expended of my said
wife's own money, which she brought with her at our inter-
marriage, more than six hundred pounds. Old Tenor, to dis-
charge my own particular debts, contracted before our marriage,
and that all I shall be able to leave her, after all my debts, funeral
expenses and Legacies are paid, will scarcely make good what I
promised and engaged to leave her in case I died before her.
And I earnestly reconmiend to all my children a dutiful and
respectful carriage and deportment to my said wife, without
whose money, aid and assistance, in all probability I should not
have been able to have cleared my debts and left the above Lega-
cies to my children.
Lastly. I nominate, constitute and appoint my said wife,
Susannah, sole Executrix to this my last Will and Testament.
In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal the
nineteenth day of March, Anno Domini, One thous'd seven hun-
dred and forty four. Anno. g. Re. Ris. Georgis, Secundi Magna
Britiannia, Ma decimo Octavo.
(Signed) Erasmus Stevens.
Signed, sealed, published, pronounced and declared by the
said Erasmus Stevens, the Testator to be his last Will and Testa-
ment in presence of us.
Copy of Will of John Ledyard, of Hartford, Connecticut.
In the name of God, Amen.
I, John Ledyard, of Hartford in Hartford County, in the
Colony of Connecticut, being of a disposing mind and memory,
do with my own hand, write and make this my last will and testa-
ment in Hartford, this the eighth day of May, Anno Domini, 1771.
I beseech Almighty God that with becoming himiility and
gratitude of heart I may be enabled to conmiit my soul to His
most merciful hand, trusting and confiding in the all sufficient
merits of Christ Jesus my Lord and my Saviour, for the eternal
Salvation of it. As for such worldly estate as the divine being
has bestowed upon me, I give and dispose of it as follows. Im-
Let my just debts be punctuall paid.
Item. I give and bequeath to my dear Wife (in lieu of
Dower) my Negro Didge, one-half of my Estate, Horses, Sheep
and Hogs, one-half of all my farming utensils and household
furniture, excepting what I shall hereby otherwise dispose of, all
to be hers forever, and also Twenty pounds to be paid her yearly
from year to year, so long as she continues my widow, and in
case she shall marry again, it is my will that my Executors pay
her one hundred^ounds in a reasonable time after such marriage
as hereafter provided.
Item. I give to my two sons, Ebenezer and William, two
hundred pounds each. To the children of my son. Youngs, one
hundred and twenty poimds, a Double in which I give to my
grandson, Youngs, the rest of these children to have share and
share alike in this Legacy, and bequest my son Youngs estate of
what it was indebted to me.
Item. To the children of my late daughter, Coleman, I give
one hundred pounds.
Item. To my daughters, Elizabeth and Experience, I give
two hvmdred pounds each.
Item. To my daughters, Lucy, Lucretia and Anne, I give
one hundred and twenty pounds each. My daughters, Seymour
and Vandervoort, are supposed to have had an equivalent to the
former Legacies to their sisters, and my daughter, Tallcott, more
than such equivalent considering her interest by her grandfathers.
By the foregoing Legacies I have (as near as I can) placed
my sons and daughters and grandchildren hitherto mentioned in
such equality or proportion as I think right in disposition of my
estate thus far.
Item. I consider my son, John, deceased, as having a large
portion out of my estate. I also consider he was my first bom,
this last consideration determines me to say 'tis my will that my
executors let to interest one himdred and fifty pounds, and as
the children of my said son come of age or marry, to pay out
to them that money with the interest in proportion, viz : To the
oldest son a double portion, and to the other of these children,
share and share alike, and if any or either of the children of
my son, John, die before they have a right to demand and receive
his or her or their part in this Legacy, the survivors to have it in
the same proportion as given, and this is the whole that I may
(consistent with what I suppose to be just towards my children)
give to the heirs of my son, John.
Item. I give to my son, Austin, my right in the upper mills
in Hartford, and to the adjoining house and land, also the lot of
land formerly Humphrey's lot and the bam on it, and the small
iot I bought of Daniel Hall, and the lot in the meadow I bought
of Capt. Jonathan Seymour and all the land (in) town that I
bought of my son-in-law, William Ellory, and one Bunce (called
the oil mill lot) and two lots of land being contiguous that I
bought of Cole and of Crow, being part of what was called
Common Lands, also one-half of all the Horses, Cattle, Sheep,
Hogs, that I shall be possessed of, and also I give to my said son,
Austin, one-half of my utensils and instruments for farming and
Item. The residue of my estate not hereafter otherwise dis-
posed of, I give amongst all my children now living (excepting
my son, Austin, who has a full share in my estate in the above
provision made for him) and the children of my son. Youngs,
and my daughter, Coleman, in manner as follows: to such of
my sons now living (my son, Austin, excepted) a double share in
proportion to their sisters. To such of my daughters now living
half as much as to one of their brothers, only enjoining that my
daughter, Talcott, pay eighty pounds (out of what will be com-
mg to her) towards discharging the Legacy of one hundred and
twenty pounds to one of her sisters, which will about make my
four youngest daughters equal ; to the children of my son. Youngs,
I give as much as^to one of my living sons, and to the children of
my daughter, Coleman, as much as to one of my living daughters ;
my children are all near equally and dear to me, and in this dis-
position of my estate I have aimed at doing them justice; the
children of my first wife seem to have some advantage in the
above disposition, occasioned by my considering that I have great
part of their mother's portion (who was heiress to one-third of a
handsome estate) and the children of my present wife have laid
up for them by the will of their Honored grandfather, Austin,
what will make them more than equal in parental interest to the
former, and this I approve of as 'twill help them in point of edu-
Item. I give to my children-in-law, William EUery and Jane
EUery and to Eunice EUery, daughter of my late son-in-law.
John EUery, aU of the sUver utensUs and vessels which Mr. John
EUery, my wife's former husband, had, that descended to him
from his natural ancestors, or that he had with his first wife, to
be equally divided between said William, Jane and Eunice EUery,
and if said Eunice die childless, then her part to be equally divided
betwixt said WiUiam EUery and Jane EUery, further if it appears
that said Eunice EUery has legal right to the whole of an estate
which belonged to her grandfather EUery at Maiden in Essex in
Great Britain, then in such case 'tis my will that said Eunice have
no share or portion in the above mentioned silver utensils and
vessels, but that all of them be equally divided between said WU-
liam EUery and Jane EUery.
Item. It was my design to have given my negro, **Didge" to
my son-in-law, Se)rmour, for that he formerly saved the life of my
said negro in a manner without endangering his own, but as I
know this negro more agreeable to my wife than any other I
have, he is given unto her, and in his stead I do give to my said
son-in-law, Seymour, any other of the negroes I may be possessed
of that he shall chuse.
I do hereby empower my Executors hereinafter to be named
to sell any of my estate, real and personal, not hereby otherwise
disposed of, and the same to turn into money to be let out to
enable them to make the yearly or other payments to my wife,
children and grandchildren, but not more than sufficient, and if
my wife shall not incline to accept ( in lieu of Dower) what I
have given her as above, then it is my will that the movable es-
tate and what else is before given to her, to be divided amongst
my children and grandchildren, viz: To such of my sons now
living, a double share in proportion to their sisters. To such of
my daughters now living, half as much as one of their brothers.
To the children of my son. Youngs, as much as to one of my
living sons. To the children of my daughter, Coleman, as much
as to one of my daughters now living. As my wife is advancing
in years, am sensible would be too great a burthen to lay on her
the weight of Executorship, and her land being brought into
very profitable order, and the provisions for her in this will are
quite sufficient to render her life easy and happy as to this world's
And I do appoint my sons, Ebenezer and William, to be ex-
ecutors of this my last Will and Testament, and if my son, Austin,
shall be twenty-one years of age at the time of my death I do
hereby appoint and join him an Executor with them.
John Ledyard, the above mentioned Testator signs, seals,
pronoimces and declares the foregoing instrument to be his last
will and testament.
(Signed) John Ledyard.
In presence of John Lawrence, Samuel Olcott, (l. s.)
From Book 12, page 120, of Hartford Probate Records.
At a Courl of Probate holden at Hartford for the district
of Hartford, on the 6th day of September, 1771. Present, L
Talcott, Esq., Judge.
The last Will and Testament of John Ledyard, late of Hart-
ford, deceased, was now exhibited in Court by Ebenezer and
Willismi Ledyard, sons of deceased, and executors named in said
Will, who accepted the trust thereof, said Will being proved by
th« witnesses thereto is by this Court approved and ordered to
be recorded and kept on file.
LEDYARD FAMILY NOTES
The following account of the Ledyard family was copied by
Alexander H. Stevens, October i8th, 1858, from a Memoranda
Book of John Austin Stevens, dated 1814, and obtained by him
from various sources. His son, John Austin Stevens, Jr., said
that his father got most of the items from his mother, Lucretia
Ledyard Stevens, daughter of John Ledyard, the ist settler.
Caleb or Ebenezer (in doubt).
None but John ever came to America to reside. Isaac came
over but stayed a short time and it is believed died in Surinam.
Nathaniel and William, it is believed, died batchelors. A letter
of inquiry was sent by them to John, but in consequence of his
previous death, remained unanswered and is now lost. It is
known that the family resided in Bristol, England. Isaac mar-
ried Widow Christopher, daughter of old Governor Saltstonstall,
much older than himself.
John Ledyard. Ran away from his friends in England and
settled in Hartford and changed the spelling of his name, origi-
nally spelled Lediard to Ledyard. He became a schoolmaster and
rose by his talents to be one of the first men of the State. Judge
Johnson said he would have been made Governor had he not
been an Englishman. He was a literary and a pious man. About
eighteen (18) when he left England. Bom in 1701. He left
England partly from disatisfaction at being placed in a store,
(when nearly prepared for college) by his mother (after his
father's death, who intended him for college) and from being
unwilling to return to his mother after having exceeded the
limits of time allowed him for amusements in the evening. He
kept a Latin school in Hartford. None of his friends heard from
him in some years. (Told by his daughter, Mrs. Lucretia Led-
. . Im
S s !:^
Extracts from Some Letters at "Lorenzo," Cazenovia, N. Y.
Furnished by Mrs. Fairchild.
Mr. John Ledyard Phillips of Nelksham, Wilts, England,
a woolen man and magistrate, wrote to Mr. Thomas Fox of
Bristol as follows:
"John Ledyard, merchant of Bristol, bought land in Brad-
ford, Wilts, in time of the Commonwealth, 7th Feb., 1658, which
land has been in the family ever since and is now (1853) the
property of Edward Weston Phillips. He received it from my
elder brother, Edward Phillips, the lineal descendant of this
John Ledyard. I have a fine portrait in half armour. He seems
to have been a Royalist. * * * he was buried at Bradford.
It is probable he left Bristol soon after the taking of the city by
"Mr. John Bush, solicitor of Bradford, has often spoken to
me of the Ledyards being frequently mentioned in the parish
records of Bradford; he contends that the name should be spelled
'Lediard,' but this must have been an error by the parish officers,
as by two indentures of apprenticeship (still extant in Latin) of
two sons of the first John Ledyard — the name is spelled 'Led-
"After my father's death in looking over some papers of my
grandfather, John Ledyard, I found two letters from John Led-
yard of Groton in Connecticut to the John Ledyard first named
in this paper.
"John Ledyard HI, a deacon and pillar of the Baptist in
Back Street, Trowbridge, where he died. His eldest son, John,
was my grandfather.'*
In April, 1859, Mr. Lincklaen wrote to this Mr. John Led-
yard Phillips for further information. He had died and the
letter was answered by Mr. Hugh Foskett Evans, May 30th, 1859.
He says : "My cousins, the Ledyards, of Frome, live at Garston
Nill. [The three old maiden sisters now all gone, 1879. — Note
by Mrs. Fairchild.]
"Edward Weston Phillips, my first cousin, is now the legal
representative of the elder branch of the Ledyard family and
possesses the sole small renmants of landed property which has
descended from the time of the Stuarts.
"I have before me two letters by John Ledyard of Groton to
his cousin, Mr. John Ledyard, merchant, in Bristol, dated Gro-
ton, December 19th, 1739, and Groton, 24th April, 1741, with
p. s. of Boston, 26th May, 1741.
"The family at Frome bear the Greyhoimd crest like yours."
Extracted from Non-parochial Registers Deposited in Gen.
Registry Office, Somerset House, London, 1896-7.
Furnished by Mrs. Fairchild.
Baptist Register of Pithey and Broadmead Churches — Book 19.
Aug. 2, 1691. — Sarah, wife of Mr. John Liddiard, a serge
maker in Temple Street interred.
Feb. 13, 1703. — Nathaniell, son of Mr. John Liddiard of
Temple Parish, clothier or stuff maker, was interred.
April 4, 1705. — Nathaniell, son of Mr. John Lyddiard, a
serge or stuff maker in Temple Street, was interred. Two stones
at head and foot of grave.
June 22, 1733. — Mr. Benjamin Lidyard's child was interred
the south side of the grave close to Mr. Harris' children, where
Mrs. Lidyard lyeth.
Line of Gov. Thomas H. Seymour of Connecticut.
John Ledyard married Deborah Youngs.
Mary Ledyard (4th child) md. Col. Thomas Seymour (first
mayor of Hartford).
Governor Thomas of Conn, was their child and was first cousin
to the father of Governor Horatio of N. Y.
"Pretty Mary Juliana" Chinevard, whose miniature by Trum-
bull is at New Haven Gallery, was Gov. Thomas Seymour's
Memorandum Concerning Ledyard Family.
Note. Copied from Caulkin's History of New London.
"Snow" — old name for "schooner."
October 26th, 1738. — ^John Ledyard of Groton sailed for
England in a new snow built by Capt. Jeffrey.
September 3rd, 1735. — Last night about one or two o'clock
the new snow built by John Coit, Jr., for Benjamin and Isaac
Ledyard — Capt. Broadhurst of Great Britain, Commander —
burthened about 120 tons, ready to sail, took fire, no man being
on board, and burnt down to her bottom.
EPITAPHS PROM VARIOUS CEMETERIES
From Tomb Stones in various Burial Grounds.
Copp's Hill, Boston, Mass.
269. "Here lyes buried ye body of Mr. John Stevens, dec'd.
April ye 2ond, 1 721. in ye 50th. year of his age.
427. Here lyes the body of Mr, Erasmus Stevens who died
ye 22ond June, 1750. aged 64 years.
274. Here lyes buried the body of Mr, John Stevens, son of
Capt. John and Mrs. Abigail Stevens of Charles-
town, who died Sept'r 26th. 1748. aged 23 years
and 27 days.
426. Erasmus — son to Erasmus and Persis Stevens. Aged
2 years dec'd Nov'r ye ist. 1721.
724. Here lyes ye body of Mrs. Elizabeth Burrington, wife
to Thomas Burrington. Died ye 2ond June, 1723,
in 24th year of her age.
725. Here lyes buried ye body of Grace Gammon. Aged 74
years, dec'd July ye 27th, 1702. (Probably the
Grandmother of Mrs. Burrington and mother of
John Steven's wife, Grace Gammon. — E. R. S.)
1216. i'tt^anna/p— Daughter to John and Grace Stevens, aged
near 9 months. Died Oct'r ye 4th. 1704.
1 21 7. Here lyes buried the body of Mrs. Abigail Stevens Wife
of Mr. Gammon Stevens, who died Septanber the
I2th, 1747, in the 26th. year of age.
Granary Burial Ground — Boston, Mass.
Here lyes ye body of Mrs, Persis Deshon wife of Mr. Moses Dcs-
hon, who deceased July 21st, 1738, aged 26 years.
Family of Robert Stevens, of Newport, R. L, Son of John
AND Grace Stevens, of Charlestown, Boston.
Copied by E. R. Stevens, August, 1895, from the tombstones
in Old Cemetery, Newport, R. I.
Mr. Robert Stevens, Merchant, died Nov. i8th, 1780, aged 68.
Mrs. Anstis E. Stevens, died Feb. 28th, 1802, aged 80.
Miss Mary Stevens, died Nov. nth, 1780, aged 19.
Mrs. Anstis E. Weld, died Sept. 14th, 1823, aged 61. Dau. of
Robert and Anstis Stevens.
The following are buried in the Old Cemetery, Newport, R.
I. Entrance on Farwell Street, north of Warner Street. The
six stones are in one enclosure, all of same size and apparently
placed there at the same time:
Robert Stevens. Died March 19th, 183 1. Aged 87 yrs. 8 mos.
Sarah Green Stevens, Oldest daughter of Robert and Hannah
Stevens. Died Nov. 30th, 1830. Aged 48 years.
Robert Stevens. Died quarter past 8 A. M. June 23rd, 1847.
Aged 66 years 7 months.
Mrs. Hannah Stevens, Wife of Robert Stevens. Died 18 19, Sept.
1 6th. Aged 67 years.
John W. Stevens. Died October loth, 1837. Aged 50 years.
Mrs. Margaret Julina Gregg Stevens. Daughter of John and
Margaret Smith of South Carolina and wife of Robert
Stevens of Newport. Died Sunday, Dec. 23rd, 1838, at 6>4
P. M. Very suddenly. Aged 42 yrs. and 4 days.
I have tmderstood that these tombstones were placed by Miss
Julina R. Stevens, dau. of Robert and Margaret (Smith) Stevens,
to take the place of those originally marking the spots where the
different members of her family were buried. E. R. S.
Inscriptions From Old Burial Ground, Roxbury, Mass., Cor-
ner OF Washington and Eustis Streets.
Here lies buried ye body of Mr. Edward Dorr. He died Feb-
ruary 9th, 1733-4, in ye 86th year of his age.
Here lyes ye body of Elizabeth Dorr, wife to Edward Dorr. Aged
63 years. Dec'd December ye 7th, 1719.
From Same Burial Ground:
Thomas IV eld, January 17th, 1682-3. Aged 56.
Dorothy, his widow, July 31st, 1649. Aged 66.
Entry in Yerling Register. (From Ellis's History of Rox-
Thomas, ye sonne of Thomas Welde (Vicar of this Parish) and
Margaret, his wife, baptized ye 26th day July, 1627.
Hartford, Conn., Epitaphs, from the Old Centre Burying
Ground. From Examinations Made in October, 1858,
BY John Austin Stevens, Jr.
Benet Stanley, alias Benet Wellarton, mother of Nathaniel Stan-
ley. Bom August I St, 1609. Deceased Jan^, 1664.
Here lieth the Body of Nathaniel Stanley, Esq., late one of her
Majesties Assistants who deceased November the 14th, 1712
in the 74th year of his age.
Here lieth the body of Mrs. Sarah Stanley, the wife of Nathaniel
Stanley, Esq., who departed this life August ye i8th, 1716,
aged about 70 years.
Here lies Interred the Body of Mrs. Mary Austin, the virtuous
and religious Relict of Mr. John Austin, who died August ye
23rd, 1753. In the 76th year of her age.
To the memory of Mr. John Ellery, who departed this life 14th
November, 1746, aged 36. (ist husband of Mary Austin.
E. R. S.)
To the memory of Mr. John Ellery, son to Mr. John Ellery, who
departed this life 14th April, aged 26.
To the memory of Mrs. Eunice Ellery, Relict of Mr. John El-
lery, who departed this life 8th July, 1800, aged 61.
These three inscriptions were on a leaden plate. There had
been two oblong plates and one in diamond shape. Only the
plate with inscriptions remains. It is probable that the other
oblong plate had an inscription to John Austin and the centre
diamond was said to have contained a Coat of Arms bearing
Sacred to the memory of Mr. William Ellery, who died August
27th, A. D., 1812, aged 72 years. The noblest work of God.
Also of his oldest daughter. Miss Mary Ellery, who died
August 21 St, A. D., 1 781, aged 19 years. Amiable and Be-
loved (Step-son of John Ledyard and son of Mary Austin,
E. R. S.)
In memory of Mrs. Experience Ellery, wife of Mr. William El-
lery, who died in childbed, March 5th, A. D., 1773, aged 26
years. Here lies also interred her Infant Son. (Daughter of
John Ledyard by ist wife, Deborah Yoimg, E. R. S.)
Sacred to the memory of John Ledyard, who departed this life
on the 3rd day of September, A. D., 1771, aged 71 years.
The memory of the Just is Blessed.
In memory of Mr. Ai^tin Ledyard, who died September the nth,
1776, in the 25th year of his age. Left wife and one dau-
ghter. An honest man is the noblest work of God. (John's
only son by 2nd wife, Mary Austin.)
In memory of Dr, Nathaniel Ledyard, who departed this life June
ye 1st, A. D., 1766, in ye 26th year of his age. (2nd child
of John L., by ist wife).
The body of Mrs, Deborah Coleman, the wife of Mr. John Cole-
man, is here interred, who departed this life May ye 23rd,
1757. In the 25th year of her age. (3rd child of John L.,
by ist wife).
Copy of a Tombstone in the **Ou) Brick Church" Burial
Yard, New York, Park Row and Beekman.
Copied by A. H. Stevens, 1856.
To the memory of
Col. William Ledyard
He was one of the earliest victims
to a pestilence which ravaged
this city, 1795.
In the 1 8th year of his life.
This stone is erected and inscribed
by his affectionate brother
Peter V. Ledyard.
COPY OF CERTIFICATE FREEING SLAVE
Lib. 81, p. 411, Nov. 19, 1808.
I Ebenezer Stevens do certify to those whom it may con-
cern that I do this day give freedom to my late slave Phelia she
being about the age of eighteen years and I give her this cer-
tificate as full evidence of the said fact. Dated the Seventeenth
day of November One thousand eight hundred and eight.
Ebbn'r Stevens [l.s.]
Abbott, Edwin, 67
Abernathy, Jolm, Dr., 34
Adams, J. B., 71
Aires, John, 24
Akin, Amy K., 17
Alden, Timothy, Rev., 85
Allen, Frederic Hobbes, 39
Andros, Gov., 23
Anne, Queen, 7
Armstrong, Henry, 60
Arnold, Mr., 83
Austin, John, 5, 7, 8, 14, ai, 23, 104
Ma^, 7, 104
Avery, Ebenezer, Col., 14
Aymar, Eliza, 16
Mary Emily, 16
Babcock, Evelena, 38
Badger, Mr., 86
Baker, Edward Dickinson, Hon., 72
Caroline Campbell, 72
Ballman, Major, 27
Barber, Isaac, 84
Barker, Joshua, 85
Barr, Thomas, 84
Bartlett, Benjamm, 84
Bayard, John Murray, 34
Mary Jane, 34
Bavlis, Alice E., 69
Bebe, James, 20
Bech, George, 43
Birmingham, Harriet £., 69
Blake, Katherine, 47
S. H., Hon., 47
Bliu, Julia Victoria (Pickney), 35
Blunt, Anne, 92
Boardman, Aaron, 12
Bogardus, Robert, 85
Bogert, John, SK
Boosey, Alice, 8
James, 5, 8
Boosey, John, 8
Sarah, 8, 21
Booth, John, 13
Bowden, Constance Lloyd, 35
iames J., Rev., 35
Uchard Morris, 35
Bowen, John de Koven, 36
Bowles, Dorothy, 9
Elizabeth, 9, 52
John, 5, 9. 53
John, Elder, 9
Bradstreet, Dudley, Capt, 23
Brasher, Philip, 85
Brennon, Thomas, 68
Broadhurst, Capt., loi
Brevoort, Henry, 85
Brewer, Nathaniel, 50
Bridge, Abigail, 10
Hannah, 10, 18
Persis, 10, 11,25, 57, 59,61
Samuel, 10, 18
William, 5, 10, 18
Brown, Alexander H., 59
Elwood A., 37
Henrietta Armitt, 43
Virginia G., Kg
Buchland, Stephen, 84
Buckley, Peter, 24, 55
Bull, Charles G., 32
Btmce, , 95
Burbank, Hannah, 72
Bumham, Henry Denison, 42
Burrington, Mrs., 102
Elizabeth, 91, 102
Burrington, Thomas, 65, 102
Burwell, Caroline, 99
Bush, John, 100
Call, Caleb, 66
Cameron, Lewis, Rev., 47
Campbell, Alexander, 85
Carpender, Jacob S., 45
Mary Noel, 45
Carrington, Lieut. Col., 27
Cary, Mary, 73
Castle, , 99
Chambers, £. L., 71
Chanler, Elizabeth Winthrop, 36
Chandler, Thomas, Lieut., 23
Chase, Salmon P., 40
Chester, Dorcas, 54
Chinevard, Mary Juliana, loi
Churchill, Jane L., 46
Clap, Ebenezer, 12
Elizabeth (Dickerman), 12
Clapp, Barbara, 49
Clark, Charles Henry, 32
Clarkson, Harriet Ashton, 44
Clinton, Mayor, 28
Cochrane, Alexander, Admiral, 89, 90
Coffin, Abram Burbank, 72
Cogswell, James, Rev., 15
Mason Fitch, Dr., 15
Coit, John, Jr., loi
Cole, , 95
Coleman, . 14, 94, 96, 97
John, 14, 105
Colhoun, John, 59
Sarah A., 59
Coles, Phebe, 34
Collins, Susan, 42
William Newton, 42
Colvill, Alfred. 42
Coney, Daniel, 94
Cook, Mary, 6i
Coolidge, Sarah, 46
Thomas Jefferson, 46
Cooper, Astley, Sir, 34, 35
Cornell, Elizabeth, 15
Louise Amelia, 37
John H., 37
Coverly, Thomas, 94
Cowell (Cowel), Edward, 79
Elizabeth, 2j, 61,93
Pearne, 25, 01
Craft (CrufE), Abigail, 68
Cramer, Warren, Rev., 70
Crane, Capt., 27
ohn, Capt., 80
croims, Clarkson, 85
Cromwell, Oliver, 54
Crosby, Caroline Clarkson, 44
William Bedlow, 44
Cushman, Christiana, 67
Dallet, Eliza, 69
Danforth, Sarah, 54
Thomas, Dep. Gov., 54
Davenport, Frances, 46
Davis, Esther Ann, 69
Davy, Humphry, 24
de Buyer, Alexis, Baron, 34
de Galliffet^ Charles Alexandre Gas-
ton, Comte, 39
Gaston Alexandre Auguste, Mar-
la Fayette, Manjuis, 82
de Limoelan, Maurice Bonjour, 43
Deming, David, 84
Denison, William, 50
Dereslye (Deresley, Deresly), Amye, 48
Margaret, 48, 49
Deshon (De Jats), Moise, 61
Moses, 25, 61, 102
Persis, 25, 61, 93, 102
Dickerman, Thomas, 12
Didge, 94.96 ^ ^ ^ ^
Dixon, Evelena Babcock, 38
William P., 38
Donnell, Nathaniel, 84
Dorr, Ann, 12
Clemence, 9, I2, 13, 50, 53, 55
Edward, 5, 12, 13, 103
Douglass, William, 23
Driskill, Joseph, 84
Eadis, Edward, 25
Edgar, Cornelia Le Roy, 47
Herman Le Roy, 47
Lucille RhineUmder, 47
Edgar, Mary Newbold, 47
William Rhinelander, 47
Eliot, , 49
John, Rev., 9
Elliott, Benjamin, 67
EUery. , 96
Eunice, 14, 96, 104
Jane, 14. 96
John, 7, 14. 96, 104
Mary, 7, 104
Mar^ (Austin), 7, 8, 14, 22
William, 7, 14, 15, 96, 104
EUory, William, 95
Eustis, Capt, 81
Benjamin, Capt., 80
Evans, Hugh Foskett, 99, 100
Evill, , 99
Harriet E., 99
Eyre, Sarah, 18
Fairchild, Mrs., 100, loi
Chas., Mrs., 99
Fairlie, Major, 28
Famum, Lewis, 67
Feveryear, Grafton, 25
Ftsh, Elizabeth Stephens Clare, 44
Forbes, Evelyn, 44
Francis B., 44
Fox, Thomas, 100
Freeman, Constant, 84
Frost, Harriett G., 67
GtLge, Genl., 82
Gallatin, Albert Rolaz, 30
Gallwey, Neptune B., Rev., 47
Gammon, Grace, 24,63, 65, 68, 70, 102
Gardiner, Mary Thompson, 16
Gardner, David, 15
Gates, Gen., 27
Gebhart, Eugenie J., 43
Gerrish, Mehitable, 61
Gibert, Elizabeth Catherine, 31
iulia Maj^daline, 32
lary Elizabeth Caroline, 32
William Nicholas, 31
Gidley, Jasper Mauddit, 84
Gilpin, kev. Mr., 91
Goodwin, Benjamin, 53
Gray, Sarah, 71
Grayson, Henry Stevens, 60
William I., 60
William John, 60
Green, Gen., 80
Hannah, 71, 72
Greene, Nathanael, Gen., 26
Greenleaf, Lydia, 66
GrifiEen, Anna, 72
Griffin, Ethel, 45
Grimm, Marie Isabella, 32
Griswold, Mary, 12
Guernsey, , 29
R. S., 27
Guion (Guyon), , 89, 91
Hall, Daniel, 05
Edward Wheeler, Rev., 45
Hamilton, Amelia, 37
Helen M., 47
William Gaston, 47
Hammond, Elnathan, Capt, 71
Hancock, Mr., 81
Hanford, Henry, 99
Hansford, T., 99
Harbottle, Dorothy, 5
Harriman, Ann, 17
Harris, Mr., loi
Harrison, John, 18
Hart, Ethel Hill, 43
Hatch, Jabiz, Lieut., 82
Hatcher, Mary, 60
Hatfield, Alfred Stevens, 72
John Ayers, 72
Havemeyer, Theodore A., 17
Haward, Nicholas, 24
Hawley, Dorothy, 13
Elizabeth, 12, 13
Joseph, Capt, 13
Thomas, j, 79
Thomas, Lt., 13, 79
Hayward, Nicholas, 14
Heath, Elizabeth, 9
Heckscher, Adolf, 43
Gustave A., 43
ohn Austin Stevens, 42
I N D B X
Heckscher, Ledyard, 43
Lucretia Stevens, 42
Richard Percy, 42
Hempstead, Abigail, 14
Hillard, Elizabeth, 99
Hinton, Mary, 99
Hitchcock, Abby Elizabeth, 71
Calvin, Rev., 71
Hannah Stevens, 71
Joseph Green Stevens, 71
Robert Stevens, 71
Sarah Green, 71
Hobart, Jeremiah, Rev., 54
Hodgdon, Alexander H., 81
Rebecca, 26, 80
Hodge, Andrew, 15, 16
Ann Maria, 10
Hollingsworth, H., Gen., 88
Hooker, Mary, 21
Mary Stanley, 7, 8, 22
Nathaniel, 7, 21
Samuel, Rev., 7
Thomas, Rev., 7
Hopkins, , 79
Howe, John, 48
Hull, Jno., 24
Humphiey, , 95
Hunewell, Richard, 84
Hutchinson, Ann, 49
Indian Tom, 79
Ingersoll, George, 84
Jackson, Wm., 99
Wm. Edw., 99
Jacobus, Catherine A., 32
Samuel M., 32
Jeffrey, Capt., loi
ennez, David, 65
ohnson. Judge, 98
Jones, Edith Newbold, 46
Edward Renshaw, 45
Frederic Rhinelander, 45
George Frederic, 45
Henry Edward, 46
William Morgan, Rev., 46
Kemper, Jacob, 84
King, Le Roy, 46
Knaps, Thomas, 24
Knight, John, 10
Knox, Gen., 27, 83, 84
Henry, Col., 27, 80
Kohn, Rebecca, 69
Ladenburg, Adolph, 38
Lafavette, 27, 29
Lamb, Col., 27
Doroth^ (Harbottle), 13
John, Col., 27
Lan^don, Eliza Astor, 39
Lanier, Henry Wysham, 37
Lasrey, Baron, 34
Latham, Marv, 15
Lawrence, Jonn, 97
Ledyard (Lediard, Liddiard, Lidyard,
L^adiard), , 98
family, 99, loi
Ann, 15, 16
Anne, 14, 95
Austin, 14, i5,95-97» 104
Caleb (Ebenezer), 98
Ebenezer, 14, 15. 94, 97. 99
Elizabeth, 14, 15, 95, 98, 99
Experience, 14, 15,95
Isaac, 98, loi
John, 5, 7, 8, 14, 22, 94, 95, 97-101,
John, III, 100
ohn L., 105
^ucretia, 14, 15,95
Lucy, 14, 15. 95
Mary, 14, 98, 99, loi
Mary Austin, 15
Nathaniel, 15, 90
Nathaniel, Dr., 105
Peter V., 105
Sarah, IJ, loi
Thos. W.. 99
William, 14, 94. 97-99. 10$
William, Col., 15,105
Youngs, 14, 94-97
Lee, Gov., 83
Legare, -^ — . 59
Legge, Lieut., 23
Leggett, Charlotte Fox, 33
Le Roy, Catherine Augusta, 46
In D B X
Lcverctt, John, Gov., 23
Lincklaen, Mr., 100
Liswell, John, 84
Little, Susan, 67
Livingston, Adele, 39
Van Brugh, 86
Lloyd, John Nelson, 84
Phebe Coles, 34
Logan, John, 65
Lucas, Betsy H., 67
Lyons, Elizabeth J., 72
Thomas Ratsford, 72
Macalester, Charles, 43
Mackenzie, Morris Slidell, 44
Marshall, Emily. 38
Samuel, Capt., 13
Massey, Celeste Delongpre, 42
Mather, Abigail, 59
Cotton, Rev., 59
Samuel, Rev., 86
Maviniere, Susanna Hovrian, 61
McComb, John, Jr., 85
McGillis, Arvilla E., 67
McLain, Daniel, 84
Merinville, Maurice des Monstiers, 40
Mickell, W. Lawton, 59
Millan, Elizabeth, 31
Miller, Edward, Dr., 34
Mills, William. 67
Minthom, Manj^le. 8c
Montgomery, Gen., 80
Morgan, Caroline, 36
Richard H., ^6
Morris, Andrew, 85
Margaret A., 41
Wm. Lewis, 41
Morton, Gen., 28
Neilson, Catherine, 45
Newbold, Catherine AugusU, 46
Frederic Rhinelander, 46
Thomas H., 46
Newell, Joseph, (k
Newton, Joseph, 85
Nichols, Noah, 84
Norris, Charles, 43
Norris, Dorothea Clapieri 43
Joseph Parker, 43
Norton, Ann, 59
Patience Catherine, 59
Nott, Sarah Maria, 44
Nowell, Sam.. 24
Ogier, Thomas L., Dn,6o
Olcott, Samuel, 97
Oldham, John, 10
Oliver, Elizabeth Shaw, 39
Robert Shaw, Gen., 39
Orlowski, Micisfas, Comte, 40
Otis, James, 81
Mary Alleyne, 38
William Foster, 38
Paddock, Adino, Lieut., 26
Padock, , 81
Paine, William, 52
Pariset, Catherine, 68-70
Parisett, Nicholas, 88
Parker. Julia, 16
Parkman, Elizabeth, 61
Partridge, John, 88
Perkins, Nabby, 40
Perry, Joseph, 84
Phillips, Edward, 99, 100
Edward Weston, 100
Eliza P., 99
Emma L., 99
John Ledyard, 99, 100
>s, William, Gov., 52
Phips, William, Sir, 23
Pierce, Abigail. 18
Persis, 10, 18
Thomas, 5, 18
Pinckney, John, 25
Susanna (Welch), 25
Plyinpton, Ehzabeth, 71
T. N., 71
I N D B X
Pole, Theophilus, 24
Policy, John, 50
Poole, Theophilas, 24
Porter, John, 21
John, Jr., 21
' Samuel, 21
Potter, Abby, 44
Alonzo, Rt Rev., 44
Robert B., Major Gen., 44
Robert Bumside, 44
Pratt, John, 8
Prescott, Jonathan, Jr., 55
Prevost, John B., 85
Proctor, John, 94
Proud, Gfeorge Henry, 37
Randolph, Edward, 23
Rathbone, Marion, 30
Rawle, Mary Cadwalader, 45
Rawson, Edward, 70
Rhinelander, Alice King, 47
Eliza Lucille, yo, 45* 47
Ethel Ledyard, 46
Frances Davenport, 46
Frederic William, 45, 46
Helen L., 47
Lucretia Stevens, 45
Mary Elizabeth, 45, 46
Philip Mercer, 47
Thomas Newbold, 47
Rice, Edward, 79
Henry G., 41
William Boardman, 41
Rickey, Hannah, 33
Riggs, Caleb S., 85
Riker, Harriet A., 32
Ritten, John P., 85
Rives, William C, 46
Roberts, Mary, 1 1
Mary Elizabeth, 30
Rochambeau, Count, 88
Rogers, Elizabeth, 68
Mary, 70, 71
Rollins, Clara (Sherwood), 39
Rupert, Prince, 100
Russell, Elizabeth, 73
Sampson, Adele Livingston, 39
Sands, Andrew Hodge, 16
Anna, 16, 17
Austin Ledyard, 16, 17
Benjamin Aymar, 17
Charles Edward, 17
Frederick Parker, 16
Henry Stevens, 16
kathenne Aymar, 17
Lucretia (Ledyard), 7-9, 11-13, 19,
22, 26, 51, 53, 55
Lucretia Stevens, 16
Robert Cornell, 17
Samuel Stevens, 16, 17
William Ledyard, 16
William Richardson, 16
Satterlee, Henry Y. Bishop, 46
Schermerhom, Charles Augustus, 32,
Charlotte Fox, 33
Edward Eugene, 32
Edward Jones, 31
Elizabeth Caroline, 31
George Stevens, 31, 32
Horatio Gates, 31, 32
Howard Abeel, 32
Tohn Peters, 31, 32
Louise, 32. 33
Maria Isabel, 32
Rebecca Stevens, 32
William Henry, 31-33
Schroeder, Gilliat Ghequiere, 36
Schuyler, Gen., 27
Seely, Alice Caroline, 39
Daniel James, 39
Seymour, , 14, 95, 96
Horatio, Gov., loi
Jonathan, Capt, 95
Thomas, Capt, 14
Thomas, Col., 14
Thomas H^ Gov., loi
Thomas Youngs, 14
Shark, William, 52
Sheldon, Isaac, 15
Shepard, Anne, 99
Shepherd, , 87
Sherwood, William, 39
Simpson, Mary £., id
Sitgreaves, Charlotte, 61
Kitty (Hitty), 61
William Deshon, 61
Skinner, Frances Davenport, 46
Thomas H., Rev.. 46
Slosson, Stewart, 36
Smith, Arthur, 85
John, 72, 103
Margaret, 72, 103
Marearet julina Gregg, 72
Solev, John, 66
Somarsall, Maria Stevens, 60
Sarah Matilda, 60
Thomas Anthony, 60
SpafiEord, Edward £., 31
Lucille Rhinelander Stevens, 31
Spencer, Constance, 42
Sprowle, Alexander, 60
Stanley (Standley), Benedicta, 20
Nathaniel, 8, 2o,.2i, 103, 104
Sarah, 21, 104
Thomas, 5, 20, 21
Steele, Samuel, 8
Steinback, Anthony, 85
Stevens (Stephens, Steephens), Col.,
Gen! 28, 29
Major Gen., 28
Mr., 40, 41
Abby Austin, 41, 44
Abby Weld, 42
Abigail, 60, 65, 68, 7U 9h lot
Adele Litingdton, 35, 39
Adeline Augusta, 70
A. H., 105
Albert Gallatin, 37
Alexa Catherine, 35
Stevens (Stephens, Steephens), Alex-
ander Eliot, ^8
Alexander H., 84, 98
Alexander Henry, 37, 38
Alexander Hodgdon, 30, 34-36
Alexandra Helen, 36
Alfred Herbert, 69
Angelina Lloyd, 35
Anna Clarkson Crosby, 44
Anstis E., 102
Anstis Elizabeth, 70, 71
Benjamin, 25, 26, 93
Benjamin Wood, 66, 67
Benah L., 69
Bertha Eugenie, 37
Byam K., 29, 40
Byam Kerby, 30, 36, 37. 39
Caroline Baker, 72
Caroline Weld, 41, 42
Catherine Clarkson, 44
Catherine Elizabeth, 70
Catherine Mather Willard, 86
Charles Albert, 69
Charlotte Ann, 60
Cotton Mather, 59
Daniel, 59, 60, 86
Ebenezer, 7, 9, 11-13, 15, 19, 22, 25,
26, 29, 35. 41. 51. 53. 55» 105
Ebenezer, Capt., 27
Ebenezer, Col., 82
Ebenezer, Major, 84
Ebenezer, Major Gen., 28
Eben*r, 84, 105
Edwin F., 67
Elizabeth, 23, 25, 30, 61, 63, 65, 68,
Elizabeth Grav, 38
Elizabeth Russel, 71
Elizabeth Winthrop, 36
Elizabeth (Wiswell), 90
Eliza Lucretia, 30
Emily Louise, 38
Elnathan Hammond, 71
E. R., 99, 102
Erasmus, 5, 10, 11, 18, 23-26, 57,
59, 61, 65, 91-94, 102
Erasmus, Jr., Lieut, 25
Eugene Rolaz, 37
Flora M., 67
Florence Genevieve, 70
Stevens (Stephens, Steephens), Foster
Frances Ann, 41, 43
Frances Gallatin, 37-39
Frances Mary, 37, 38
Frances Noel, 45
Francis Cushman, 67
Francis Kerby. 39, 44, 45
Franklin Panset, 70
Frederic William, 37, 39
Gammon, 65, 68, 90, 91, 102
George Alexander, 30
George Enoch, 68
Gertrude, 4i> 67
Grace, 65, 66, 91, 102
Grace Bradley, 67
Hannah, 6j, 103
Harriet Elizabeth, 69
Harriett Crosby, 44
Helen Morris, 35
Helen White, 36
Henry A., 89-91
Henry Alexander, 68, 69, 88, 90
Henry Hewgill, 30, 44. 45
Henrjr Saunders, 69
Horatio Gates, 29, 30
ames Pettigrue, 60
' ohn, 23-25, 63, 65-70, 88, 90-92, 102
, ohn Austm, 29, 30, 40-42, 88-90, 98
' ohn Austin, Jr., 103
' ohn, Capt., 102
[ ohn Cornell, 37
' ohn Guyon, 70
ohn Rhmelander, 30, 31
ohn W., 69, 103
; ohn William. 68, 69, 90
" oseph, 70
[ oseph Green, 71
' oseph Sampson, ^
] bsephine Ledyard, 37
] osephine Lucille, 37
' ulia Curtis, 41
'ulinaR., 72,90. '03
] [ulius M., 72
Laura Gibbs, 41
Ledyard, 35, 36
Louis Bowden, ^6
Louise Newbold, 37
Lucretia Ledyard, 41, 42, 98
Lucille Millan, 31
Stevens (Stephens, Steephens), Mabel
Jennings (Jennes), 66
Mabel Ledyard, 40
Mabel Waite, 67
Margaret Julina Gregg, 103
Margaret (Smith), 103
Mana Russell, 73
Maria Willard, 00
Marshall Gayon, 69
Mary, 20, 65, 70, 71, 102
Mary Ella, 72
Mary Emeline, 41, 43
Mary Lucille, 30
Mary Lucretia, 30, 45
Mary Morris, 42
Mary Otis, 38
Mary Russell, 73
Mellen F., 67
Norman Henry, 69
Oscar Edgerton, 36
Pariset Guion, 69
Pariset Marcus, 69
Parisette Guion, 90
Persis, 25, 61, 102
Rebecca Hodgdon, 30, 31
Robert, 65, 68, 70-73. 90-92, 102,
Robert Edward, 72
Robert Julius, 72
Samuel, 25, 29, 30, 33, 41. 59. 80,
Samuel Bradley, 67
Samuel Hatcher, 60
Sarah, 59, 60, 66
Sarah Ureen, 71, 103
Sarah Matilda. 60
Stephen G., 66
Stephen Greenleaf, 66, 67
Susan Frances, 67
Susan Green, 60
Susannah, 25, 65, 93, 102
Thomas Bradley, 67
Thomas Deshon, 60
Thomas Foster, 69, 70, 90
Thomas Tenner, 67
Thomas Jennez, 60
William, 29, 30
William Alexander, 38
William Crosby, 44, 45
William Freeman, 67
William Leslie, 69
William Nicholas, 68, 69, 90
Stevens (Stephens, Steephcns), Wil-
liam Whitfield, 70
William Wignall, 71, 73
Wiswell, 68, 91
Stevenson, John, 84
St. John, Elizabeth, 54
Stoughton, Wm., 24
Strobel, Sarah D., 32
Strong, Alice, 43
Mary Stevens, 43
Peter Remsen, 43
Sullivan, Gen., 81
Swan, Harrington, Capt., 38
Swift, Dr., 28
Swinerton, John, 26
Talcott, . 14, 96
Samuel, Col., 15
Samuel, Jr., 15
Tappan, Isabel Spencer, 42
Thebaud, Paul Louis, 32
Thompson, Gen., 81
Tilcston, James, 52
Tompkins, Gov., 28
Torrey, Samuel, 10
Townsend, Samuel, 71
Tracey, Andrew Hodges, 84
Trac^, Francis Gallatm, 38
George Manning, 38
Marian Colden, 38
Uriah Tracy, Rev., 38
Trumbull, , 27, loi
Tufts, Eugene, 67
Peter, 10, 18
Vail, Charlotte Louisa, 39
Van Cortland, Helen, 34
Vandervoort, , 14, 95
Van Rensseflaer, Cortlandt, Rev., 15
Van Zandt, Wynant, Jr., 85
Vose, Thomas, 84
Wadsworth, Capt., 79
Wakely, James, 8
Waldo, Daniel, 50
Ward, Capt., 23
Washington, William Herbert, 35
Wayne. Genl, 28
Wayle(s), Robert, 79
Webb, John, Rev., 25
Webster, Abigail, 67
Welch, John, 25
Weld (Welde), Abby, 40
Anstis £., 102
Benjamin, 40, 48
Daniel, 48, 50
Dorothy, 12, 50, 193
Edmund, 9, 12, 13, 48-50, 52, 53, 55
Elizabeth, 9, 11-13, 19, 26, 48-51,
, 53. 55. 80
James, 48, 49
, ohn, 48-50
] oseph, 48-50
Judith, 48, 49
Margaret, 50, 103
Mary, 48, 49
Samuel, 49, 50, 71
Thomas, 5^ 48-50, 54, 55, 103
Thomas, Rev., 48, 49
Wellarton, Benet, 103
Welsh, Jacob, 84
Weston, Sarah, 99
Wharton, Edward R., 46
Whitaker, Rachel, 99
White, Abigail, 52
Benjamin, 52, 53
Elizabeth, 9, 50, 52, 53, 55
Elizabeth Winthrop, 36
Frances, 52, 53
Helen Chanler, 36
John, 5, 9, 52
[ohn, Lt., 52
Octavius A., 36
Whitfield, George B., 68
Whiting, Anna, 21
Dorothy, 49, 54, 55
John, 5, 54
Joseph. 21, 54
Samuel, 5, 54
Wignall, Anstice Elizabeth, 90
Antis Elizabeth, 70, 71, 73
John, 70, 71
Wilkinson, Adj. Gen., 27
Walter J.. 43
Wilks, Eliza Langdon, 39
Willard, Catherina Mather, 25
Catherine Mather, 59
Daniel, 25, 59
Willett, Mary Ann (Golden), 38
Williams, Col., 28
Williamson, J. D., Capt., 33
Wilson, Elizabeth, 49
Harriet Abbot, 39
John, Rev., 49
Wilterton, Gregory, 20
Winchester, John, 52
Window, Sarah, 99
Winslow, John, 84
Wise, Athenade, 70
WisweU, Elizabeth, 68
Wood, David, 66
Sarah, 66, 67
Wright, Lawrence Worth, 37
Wyer, Abigail (Jennes), 65
Abigail (Jennez), 66
Yarborough, , 98
York, Sarah, 68
Young, Deborah, 104
Youngs, Benjamin, Capt., 14
Deborah, 14, 101
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