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Erasmus Stevens 

Boston, Mass., 1674- 1690 
and 

His Descendants 

From Material Collected 

by 

Eugene R. Stevens 

New York, 1 837-1 905 



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Revised by 

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. 

1914 



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PreM of 

TOBIAS A. WRIGHT 

ISO Bleecker Street 

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Contents 



PAOB 

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 

Gammon 63 

PartJII — ^Appendix 75 

Indbx 107 



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Part I 
Ancestry 



of 



Ebenezer Stevens 

Boston, Mass. 1751 — Rockaway, N. Y. 1823 



and of 

Lucretia Ledyard 

Hartford, Conn., 1756 — Astoria, N. Y., 1846 

with 

a list of 

Their Descendants 

to 
The Third Generation 



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ANCESTORS OF 
EBENEZER STEVENS AND LUCRETIA LEDYARD 



Austin, John, 


Hartford. 


Ct, 


I7i3(?) 


Bowles, John, 


Roxbury, 


Mass., 


1639 


Boosey, James, 


Wethersfield, 


Ct, 


1635 


Bridge, William, 


Watertown, 


Mass., 


1636 


Dorr, Edward, 


Pemaquid,(?) 


Me., 


i674<?) 


Harbottle, Dorothy, (see Hawley) 


Roxbury, 


Mass., 


1640 


Hawley, Thomas, 


Roxbury, 


Mass., 


i629(?) 


Ledyard, John, 


Southold, 


N.Y., 


1727O) 


Pierce, Thomas, 


Charlestown, 


Mass., 


1634 


Sands (see Ledyard), 








Stanley, Thomas, 


Cambridge, 


Mass., 


1634 


Stevens, Erasmus, 


Boston, 


Mass., 


1670 


Weld, Thomas, 


Roxbury, 


Mass., 


1632 


White, John. . 


Watertown, 


Mass., 


1639 


Whiting, Samuel, 


Boston, 


Mass., 


1636 



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AUSTIN. 



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." 

Children. 

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. 
John Ledyard. 

ni. LucRETiA (Ledyard) Sands m. May 4, 1784. 
Ebenezer Stevens. 



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III. Mary (Stanley) Hooker m. Dec. 8, 1713. 

John Austin. 

IV. Mary (Austin) Ellery m. 

John Ledyard. 

V. LucRETiA (Ledyard) Sands m. May 4, 1784. 
Ebenezer Stevens. 



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STEVENS. 

I. Erasmus Stevens 
m. 
Elizabeth 

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 
this time. 

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 
June, 1682. 



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Present 
ye Govnr 
dept. Gov. 
Wm. Stoughton 
Peter Buckley 
Humphry Davy 
Sam. Nowell 
Jno. HuU 
James Russell 



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. 

Children. 

John b. Boston, Mass., Aug. 16, 1671. d. April 2, 1721. 

m. June 6, 1694, Grace Gammon. 
Mary b. 1673. d. 



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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. 



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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. 

Children, 
1 Ebenezer b. Aug. 12, 1751. 

Benjamin b. March 29, 1753. d. after 1793. s. p. 

I. 

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 
afterwards married. 

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 



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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- 
ii^ crisis." 

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- 



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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 
Historical Society. 

In 1822 he gave his son, Byam K. Stevens, a letter of introduction 
to Lafayette, who wrote him: 

"Paris, July 13, 1822. 
"Col. Stevens, 

"New York. 

"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, 

"Lafayette.'' 

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. 



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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. 
m. 

Eliza Lucille Rhinelander b. New York, Nov. 30, 1789. 

d. May i, 1873. 
Dau. of William Rhinelander and Mary Elizabeth 
Robert . 
Horatio Gates Stevens was a Major General of New York State 
Militia. 

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. 



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15 

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. 

Child. 

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, 
1780. 

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. 

Children. 

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. 

17 

VL Elizabeth Caroline Schermerhorn b. Aug. 14, 1803. 

d. Aug. 24, 1849. 
m. Jan. 25, 1830. 
William Nicholas Gibert b. 

Children. 

23 Elizabeth Catherine b. July 6, 1831. d. Feb. 19, 1837. 



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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. 



18 

VI. Horatio Gates Schermerhorn b. April 21, 1805. 
m. Jan. 12, 1830. 
Sarah D. Strobbl b. 

Children. 

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. 



19 

VI. George Stevens Schermerhorn b. Jan. 18, 1807. 

d. Aug. I, 1885. 
m. Nov. 29, 1832. 
Marie Isabella Grimm b. 

Children. 

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. 



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ao 

VI. John Peter Schermerhorn b. June 3, 1808. d. Feb. 7, 1878. 
m. 
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. 

aa 

VI. William Henry Schermerhorn b. Jan. 11, 1812. 

d. 188-. 

m. June 9, 1841. 
Charlotte Fox Leggett b. 

Children, 

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 



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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 
Library. 

8 

V. Alexander Hodgdon Stevens b. New York, Sept. 4, 1789. 

d. New York, March 30, 1869. 
m. 1st, 
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, 
m. 3rd 
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. 



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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. 

44 

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. 

Children. 

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. 

45 

VI. Lloyd Stevens b. New York, July 15, 1842. 
m. 1867. 

Julia Victoria (Pinckney) Blitz b. 



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Children, 

52 Louis Bowden * b. 1868. d. y. 

53 Elizabeth Melnor b. 1870. 

46 

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- 
throp Chanler. 
Child, 

54 Elizabeth Winthrop b. Garden City, N. Y.. March 20. 1888. 

m. New York, June 23, 1910, John de Koven Bowen. 
(Yale, 1910.) 

49 

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 
Chanler. 
Children, 

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. 



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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. 

58 

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. 

Children. 

65 John Cornell b. Cadiz, Spain, Aug. 5, 1857. 

d. St. Paul, Minn, Nov. 12, 1884. 
unm. 

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 

A. Brown, 
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 
Lanier. 

72 Frederic William b. Astoria, N. Y., 1873. 

d. Astoria, N. Y., 1881. 



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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) 
Willett. 
Children, 

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. 

m. 

60 

VI. Alexander Henry Stevens b. New York, June 13, 1834. 
Yale 1854. 
m. Hartford, Conn., Dec. 4, i860. 
Mary Alleyne Otis b. Boston, Mass., Oct. 9, 1833, dau. of 
William Foster Otis and Emily Marshall. 
Children. 

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, 
British Army. 

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. 



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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. 

6z 

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. 

63 

VI. Frederic William Stevens b. New York, Sept. 19, 1839; Yale 
1858. 
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 
Livingston, 
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 
Louisa Vail. 

Children by ist wife. 

84 Adele Livingston b. New York, Oct. 3, 1863. 

m. New York, June 30, 1892, Frederic Hobbes Allen; 
Harvard 1880. 

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 
Abbot Wilson. 

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. 



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m. 2nd, Paris, July 28, 1914, Maurice des Monstiers 
M^rinville. 

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. 

10 

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 
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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 
about 1820. 



Children, 

go Ebenezer 
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. 



d.y. 



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. 

unm. 

9X 

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. 

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Children. 

102 Mary Morris b. 

103 AbbyWeld b. 

104 John Austin b. New York, 1859. d- J^^"- 3^» ^909- 

unm. 

VI. Caroline Weld Stevens b. New York, Feb. 5, 1828. 

d. New York, Feb. 24, 1904. 
m. June, i860. 
Alfred Colvill of New York. 

Children. 

105 Susan b. Sept. 22, 1861. d. Feb. 1885. 

m. 1883, William Newton Collins of New York. 

Children. 

William Newton d. y. 

Susan d. y. 

94 

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. 
Children. 

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. 
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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, 

1875. 
m. Wayne, Pa., July, 1902, Henrietta Armitt Brown, 
b. 1879, d. June 11, 1912. 

96 

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. 

Children. 

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- 
phia, 
m. 2nd, Nov. 7, 1893, Walter J. Wilkinson of Baltimore. 

117 Edith Strong d. y. 

97 

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. 

Children. 

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. 

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98 

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. 

Children. 

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. 



zz 

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 
Clarkson. 

Children. 

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 
Mackenrie, U.S.N. 

130 William Crosby b. Oct. 10, 1846. d. unm. Dec. 7, 1865. 



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127 

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. 

Children. 

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. 

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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. 

Children. 

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. 

134 

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- 
horn. 

Children. 

138 Frederic Rhinelander b. Jan. 14, 1846. 

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139 Henry Edward b. New York. 

m. 

140 Edith Newbold b. Jan. 23, 1862. 

m. 1885, Edward R. Wharton. 

135 

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. 

Children. 

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. 

136 

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. 

Ckildnn. 

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. 



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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 
Cameron. 

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 

Gaston Hamilton. 

137 

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. 

Children, 

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. 



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WELD. 

I. Edmund Weld b. Sudbury, Suffolk Co., Eng. d. there 1608. 
m. 
Amye Dereslye. 

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 
Comard. 

Appoints Amye, my Wife, to be sole Executrix, and my brother, 
John Dereslye, to be Supervisor. 

(Signed) Edmonde Welde. 



Children. 



Daniel 



b. 



d. 1666. 





m. 1st, Alice 




m. 2nd, Ann 


John 




Edmund 




Rev. Thomas 






m. 1st, Margaret Deresley 




m. 2nd; Judith 



Benjamin 



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Joseph b. Eng. 1595. d. Roxbury, Mass., Oct 7, 1646. 

m. 1st, Elizabeth, d. Oct. 1638. 

m. 2nd, Apr. 20, 1639, Barbara Clapp. 
James 
Mary 
Elizabeth 

II. Rev. Thomas Weld b. Eng., about 1590. 

d. London, Mch. 23, 1661. 
m. 1st, 
Margaret Derbslye d. 1671. 

m. 2nd, 
Judith 

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. 

Children. 

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 
and 1677. 

Children, 

Samuel bp. July 20, 1651. d. y. 

Thomas bp. June 12, 1653. Harvard 1671. 

m. Nov. 9, 1681, Elizabeth Wilson, dau. Rev. John. 



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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. 

Children. 

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. 

II, 1777. 

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. 

Children. 

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. 



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VI. Elizabeth Weld. 

m. July 9, 1750, 
Ebbnezer Stevens. 

VII. Ebenezer Stevens. 

m. May 4, 1784, 
LucRBTiA (Lbdyard) Sands. 



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WHITE. 



I. John White 
m. 
Frances 



d. Apr. 15, 1691. 



d. 



1696. 



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. 



Children. 

John b. 

Joseph b. 

Benjamin b. 

Mary b. 



1642? 



1652. 



II. Lt. John White b. 
m. 



1642? 



Elizabeth Bowles b. June 2, 165 1 
He lived in Brookline. 

Ckildrin, 



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. 
Mary b. 

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. 

Hannah b. 

m. Aug. 4, 1708, William Paine of Boston. 

Sarah b. Dec. 5, 1680. 

m. John Winchester. 



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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. 

Benjamin b. 

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. 



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WHITING. 



I. John Whiting . d. Oct 20, 161 7. 

m. 
Isabel 

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. 1st 

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 
death. 

Children by ist wife, 

son d. y. 

son d. y. 

Dorothy 

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. 

m. Esther 

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. 



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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. 



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Division 1 



Other Descendants 



of 



Erasmus Stevens 

1686— Boston, 1750 
Second son of the first Erasmus Stevens and Elizabeth 

and of 



Persis Bridge 

Boston, 1683 



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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. 
Children. 

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. 
Sarah Hart. 

Child: 

V. Sarah Stevens b. Portsmouth, June 28, 1781. d. 

m. 
John Colhoun of Charleston, S. C. b. d. 

Children, 

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- 
ton. 

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. 



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Children, 

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. 

Children. 

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. 

Children, 

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. 

Children. 

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. 



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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 
Gerrish. 
Children, 

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. 
Children. 

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. 
Pearne Cowell. 

He m. 2nd, June 11, 1747, Elizabeth Parkman. 
ChUd. 

Elizabeth b. July 28, 1744. 



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Descendants 

of 

John Stevens 

Boston, 1671— Boston, 1721 
Oldest son of the first Erasmus Stevens and Elizabeth 

and of 

Grace Gammon 



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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, 
Grace Gammon. 



Children, 



John 
Elizabeth 

Mary 

Grace 

Grace 

Susannah 

Hannah 

Susanna 

Gammon 

Robert 



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. 

Inventory ;^6,30i. 

Children, 



John 


b. Charleston, Aug. 29, 1723. 




Abigail 


bp. June 27, 1725. 


d. July 18, 1726. 


Abigail 


b. Feb. 25, 1726. 

m. Joseph Newell of Charlestown. 


d. before 1776. 


Elizabeth 


b. June 27, 1728. 


d. Aug. 5, 1728. 


Grace 


b. Apr. 10. 1 73 1. 





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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. 

Child, 

John b. Charlestown, Feb. 26, 1748. 

In letters to Widow, Lydia Stevens, Oct. 11, 1748, her 
husband described as John Stevens, shop keeper, Boston. 

Inventory, ;f3»347- 

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. 

Children, 

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. 



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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. 
Children, 

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, 

1839. 
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. 

Children. 

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. 



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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 

Alexander Stevens. 
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.) 

V. Child. 

John Stevens b. New York, 1782, d. July 4, 1827. 

m. Philadelphia, Feb. 15, 1805, 
Catherine Pariset, dau. of Nicholas Pariset and Sarah York, 
b. d. 

Children, 

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. 



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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. 
m. 1835. 

Esther Ann Davis b. 1810. d. Philadelphia, 1862. 

Children, \ 

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. 
m. 1841, 
Harriet E. Birmingham b. 1820. d. 1894. 

Children. 

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. 
m. 1853, 
Eliza Dallet, dau. of Thomas Dallet. b. Philadelphia, Feb. 
26, 1826. d. Nov. 18, 1885. 

Children. 

Henry Saunders b. Philadelphia. 
Charles Albert b. Philadelphia. 
Alfred Herbert b. Philadelphia. 



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VI. Thomas Foster Stevens, son of John Stevens and Catherine 
Pariset. b. Pittsburg, July 14, 1821. d. 
m. 1843, 
Athenade Wise b. Philadelphia, 1823. d. 

Children. 

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. 

unm. 1899. 
Foster G. b. Philadelphia. 

unm. 1899. 
Franklin Pariset b. Philadelphia. 

m. Nettie Parker. 
William Whitfield b. Philadelphia. 

unm. 1899. 
Thomas Foster b. Philadelphia. 

unm. 1899. 

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. 
Children, 



Mary 


b. Sept. 15, 1739- 


d.y. 


John 


b. March 13, 1740-41. 


d.y. 


Robert 


b. July 14, 1742. 


d.y. 


Robert 


b. July 13, 1743. 




Mary 


bp. August 19, 1744. 


d. infancy. 


Anstis Elizabeth 


bp. July 8, 1745. 


d. infancy. 


Elnathan 


bp. Sept. II, 1748. 


d. infancy. 


Elnathan 


bp. Sept. 17, 1749. 


d. infancy. 


Joseph 


bp. Nov. 3, 1751. 


d. infancy. 



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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. 

Children, 

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. 

ChiUb^en. 

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. 



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V. Robert Stevens, son of Robert Stevens and Hannah Green. 

b. Sept. 17, 1780. d. Newport, June 23, 1847. 

m. 

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. 

Children, 

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. 
Children. 

Robert Edward b. Jan. i, 1855. d. Nov. 5, 1900 at Seattle. 

Caroline Baker b. 1859. d. 

m. 1889 John Ayers Hatfield. 
Child. 

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. 

Children. 

(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. 



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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. 

CkUdren, 

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. 



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CONTENTS 

PAOB 

Fight at Sxjdbury, 1676 79 

Ebbnezer Stevens 80 

List of Artillery Corps, 1777 84 

Cornerstone, City Hall, 1803 85 

Letters: 

R. Samuel Mather to Daniel Stevens ... 86 

Henry Alexander Stevens 88-90 

Elizabeth Stevens of Digby, N. S 90 

Wills: 

John Stevens, 1721 91 

Erasmus Stevens, 1744 92 

John Ledyard, 1771 94 

Ledyard Family Notes 98 

Epitaphs prom Various Cemeteries .... 102 



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FIGHT AT SUDBURY, MASS., 1676 



"This paper, never before published, gives a new phase of 
the fight." (Mass. Archives, Vol. 30, p. 205.) 

1676. 

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) 
of Dorchester. 

Sworn to before the Council. 
19th. June, 1676. 

Edward Rawson, 

Secretary. 

* 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. 



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EBENEZER STEVENS 



Copy of Memoranda by Samuel Stevens. 
(Died 1844.) 

Presiunably from talks with his Father, Ebenezer Stevens, 
Died 1823. 

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, 
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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 
Artificers. 

(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- 
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pany of Artillery, which had guarded the Tea from the time of 
its arrival. 

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 
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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 
as follows: 

**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.) 



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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 



Ebenezer Stevens 
Stephen Buchland 
Nathaniel Donnell 
John Winslow 

William Johnson 
Thomas Vose 
Thomas Ban- 
Joseph Ferry 
Constant Freeman 
Jacob Kemper 

Jacob Welsh 
Daniel McLain 
George IngersoU 

Joseph Driskill 
Isaac Barber 
Richard Hunewell 



Major 
1st Captain 
2nd Captain 
3rd Captain 

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. 



<f u 



Feb. 1, 1777. 



June 1, 1777. 



Staff Officers: 



Samuel Hodgdon 

John Stevenson 
Benjamin Bartlett 
Jasper Mauddit Gidley 
John Bull 

Noah Nichols 

Nathaniel Call 



Commiss'y Stores 

Surgeon 
1st Conductor 
2nd Conductor 
Director of the 

Laboratory 
Captain of the 

Artificers 
Lieut of the Ar- 

ficers 



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. 



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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 
given out: 

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, 
ward. 

Philip Brasher, Alderman, Ebenezer Stevens, assistant, third 
ward. 

John Bogert, Alderman, Jacob Le Roy, assistant, fourth 
ward, 

John P. Ritten, Alderman, Robert Bogardus, assistant, fifth 
ward. 

Joshua Barker, Alderman, Garkson Crolius, assistant, sixth 
ward. 

Mangle Minthom, Alderman, Henry Brevoort, assistant, 
seventh ward. 

"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. 



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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 



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. 
Dear Sir: 

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- 



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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 
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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. 



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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. 

Dear Sir: 

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 
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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 
Stevens. 

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 



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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 
her age. 

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 
importance. 

I am your Affectionate &)usin, 

(Signed) Elizabeth Stevens. 
To Robert Stevens. 

Note. This son was the father of Henry A. Stevens. See letters of 
the latter. 



WILLS 



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- 



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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 
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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. 



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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. 

{Thomas Coverly 
Daniel Coney 
John Proctor 



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- 
primis. 

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. 



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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 
husbandry. 

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, 



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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- 
cation. 

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. 



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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 
goods. 

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. 

(seal). 

In presence of John Lawrence, Samuel Olcott, (l. s.) 

William Lawrence. 

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. 



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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. 





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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- 
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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 
Prince Rupert. 

"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- 
yard.' 

"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- 



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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. 

Burials. 

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 
sister. 

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. 



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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. 



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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- 
bury). 
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. 



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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 
Scallop Shells. 

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.) 



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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 

William Ledyard 

son of 

Col. William Ledyard 

of Connecticut. 

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.] 



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Abbott, Edwin, 67 
Abernathy, Jolm, Dr., 34 
Adams, J. B., 71 

Sam., 81 
Aires, John, 24 
Akin, Amy K., 17 
Alden, Timothy, Rev., 85 
Allen, Frederic Hobbes, 39 

Sarah, 99 
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 

Mary, 14 
Aymar, Eliza, 16 

Mary Emily, 16 

Babcock, Evelena, 38 

Badger, Mr., 86 

Baker, Edward Dickinson, Hon., 72 

Caroline Campbell, 72 

Goodman, 79 
Ballman, Major, 27 
Barber, Isaac, 84 
Barker, Joshua, 85 
Barr, Thomas, 84 
Bartlett, Benjamm, 84 
Bayard, John Murray, 34 

Margaret, 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 

Mary. 02 

Samuel, 92 
Boardman, Aaron, 12 

Mary, 12 
Bogardus, Robert, 85 
Bogert, John, SK 
Boosey, Alice, 8 

Hannah, 8 

James, 5, 8 



Boosey, John, 8 

Joseph, 8 

Mary, 8 

Sarah, 8, 21 
Booth, John, 13 

Richard, 13 
Bowden, Constance Lloyd, 35 

iames J., Rev., 35 
Uchard Morris, 35 
Bowen, John de Koven, 36 
Bowles, Dorothy, 9 

Elizabeth, 9, 52 

Isaac, 9 

John, 5, 9. 53 

John, Elder, 9 

Mary, 9 

Sarah, 9 
Bradstreet, Dudley, Capt, 23 
Brasher, Philip, 85 
Brennon, Thomas, 68 
Broadhurst, Capt., loi 
Brevoort, Henry, 85 
Brewer, Nathaniel, 50 
Bridge, Abigail, 10 

fienjamm, 10 

Ebenezer, 11 

Ellen, 10 

Hannah, 10, 18 

John, II 

Mary, 10 

Persis, 10, 11,25, 57, 59,61 

Peter, 10 

Rebecca, 10 

Samuel, 10, 18 

William, 5, 10, 18 
Brown, Alexander H., 59 

Alice, 59 

Elwood A., 37 

Henrietta Armitt, 43 

Virginia G., Kg 
Bryant,Trederick, 67 
Buchland, Stephen, 84 
Buckley, Peter, 24, 55 
Bull, Charles G., 32 

John, 84 

Btmce, , 95 

Burbank, Hannah, 72 
Bumham, Henry Denison, 42 
Burrington, Mrs., 102 

Elizabeth, 91, 102 



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Burrington, Thomas, 65, 102 
Burwell, Caroline, 99 
Bush, John, 100 

Call, Caleb, 66 

Nathaniel, 84 
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 

Leonard, 54 
Chinevard, Mary Juliana, loi 
Churchill, Jane L., 46 
Clap, Ebenezer, 12 

Elizabeth (Dickerman), 12 
Clapp, Barbara, 49 
Clark, Charles Henry, 32 

01ive,38 
Clarkson, Harriet Ashton, 44 
Clinton, Mayor, 28 
Cochrane, Alexander, Admiral, 89, 90 
Coffin, Abram Burbank, 72 

Dorcas, 66 

Warren, 72 
Cogswell, James, Rev., 15 

Mason Fitch, Dr., 15 
Coit, John, Jr., loi 
Cole, , 95 

Elizabeth, 18 

Ryse, 18 
Coleman, . 14, 94, 96, 97 

John, 14, 105 

Deborah, 105 
Colhoun, John, 59 

Sarah A., 59 
Coles, Phebe, 34 
Collins, Susan, 42 

William Newton, 42 
Colvill, Alfred. 42 

Susan, 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 
Comwallis, 27 
Coverly, Thomas, 94 



Cowell (Cowel), Edward, 79 

Elizabeth, 2j, 61,93 

Pearne, 25, 01 
Craft (CrufE), Abigail, 68 

Edward, 68 
Cramer, Warren, Rev., 70 
Crane, Capt., 27 

John, 26 
ohn, Capt., 80 
croims, Clarkson, 85 
Cromwell, Oliver, 54 
Crosby, Caroline Clarkson, 44 
William Bedlow, 44 

Crow, ,95 

Cushman, Christiana, 67 

Dallet, Eliza, 69 

Thomas, 60 
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- 



quis, 39 
la Fayette, Manjuis, 82 



de 

de Limoelan, Maurice Bonjour, 43 

Deming, David, 84 

Denison, William, 50 

Dereslye (Deresley, Deresly), Amye, 48 

lohn, 48 

Margaret, 48, 49 
Deshon (De Jats), Moise, 61 

Moses, 25, 61, 102 

Persis, 25, 61, 93, 102 

Susanna, 61 
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 

Ebenezer, 12 

Edmund, 12 

Edward, 5, 12, 13, 103 

Elizabeth, 103 

Harbottle, 12 
Douglass, William, 23 
Driskill, Joseph, 84 

Eadis, Edward, 25 
Edgar, Cornelia Le Roy, 47 

Herman Le Roy, 47 

Lucille RhineUmder, 47 



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Edgar, Mary Newbold, 47 

William, 47 

William Rhinelander, 47 
Eliot, , 49 

John, Rev., 9 

Sarah, g 
Elliott, Benjamin, 67 

Ruth, 67 
EUery. , 96 

Eunice, 14, 96, 104 

Experience, 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 

Manning, 99 
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 

Nicholas, 44 
Forbes, Evelyn, 44 

Francis B., 44 
Fox, Thomas, 100 

Thos.,99 
Freeman, Constant, 84 
Frost, Harriett G., 67 

GtLge, Genl., 82 
Gallatin, Albert Rolaz, 30 

Frances, 36 
Gallwey, Neptune B., Rev., 47 
Gammon, Grace, 24,63, 65, 68, 70, 102 
Gardiner, Mary Thompson, 16 
Gardner, David, 15 

Elizabeth, 15 

Mary, 9 

Thomas, 9 
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 

John, 53 
Gray, Sarah, 71 
Grayson, Henry Stevens, 60 

i4ariaWilIard,6o 

William I., 60 

William John, 60 
Green, Gen., 80 

Hannah, 71, 72 

Jeremiah, 71 
Greene, Nathanael, Gen., 26 
Greenleaf, Lydia, 66 

Stephen, 66 
GrifiEen, Anna, 72 

Lydia, 67 
Griffin, Ethel, 45 
Grimm, Marie Isabella, 32 
Griswold, Mary, 12 

Matthew, 12 
Guernsey, , 29 

R. S., 27 
Guion (Guyon), , 89, 91 

Agnes, 68 

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 

Sarah, 59 
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 

loseph, n 

Joseph, Capt, 13 

Thomas, j, 79 

Thomas, Lt., 13, 79 
Hayward, Nicholas, 14 
Heath, Elizabeth, 9 

Isaac, 9 
Heckscher, Adolf, 43 

Gustave A., 43 

Johanna, 42 
ohn Austin Stevens, 42 



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Heckscher, Ledyard, 43 

Lucretia Stevens, 42 

Maurice, 42 

Richard, 42 

Richard Percy, 42 

Stevens, 43 
Hempstead, Abigail, 14 

Robert, 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 

Benjamin, 26 

Rebecca, 26, 80 

Samuel, 84 
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 

Ruth, 66 
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 
Thomas, 24 
William, 84 
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 

George, 85 

Henry, Col., 27, 80 
Kohn, Rebecca, 69 

Ladenburg, Adolph, 38 
Lafavette, 27, 29 
Lamb, Col., 27 

Doroth^ (Harbottle), 13 

John, Col., 27 

Thomas, 13 
Lan^don, Eliza Astor, 39 
Lanier, Henry Wysham, 37 
Lasrey, Baron, 34 
Latham, Marv, 15 
Lawrence, Jonn, 97 

William, 97 
Ledyard (Lediard, Liddiard, Lidyard, 
L^adiard), , 98 

family, 99, loi 

Mrs., loi 

Abigail, 15 

Ann, 15, 16 

Anne, 14, 95 

Austin, 14, i5,95-97» 104 

Benjamin, loi 

Caleb (Ebenezer), 98 

Deborah, 14 

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, 
104 

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 

Nathaniell, loi 

Peter V., 105 

Saml, 99 

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 

Jacob, 85 



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Lcverctt, John, Gov., 23 
Lincklaen, Mr., 100 
Liswell, John, 84 
Little, Susan, 67 
Livingston, Adele, 39 

Edward, 85 

Van Brugh, 86 
Lloyd, John Nelson, 84 

Phebe Coles, 34 
Logan, John, 65 

Mary, 91 
Lucas, Betsy H., 67 
Lyons, Elizabeth J., 72 

Thomas Ratsford, 72 

Macalester, Charles, 43 
Mackenzie, Morris Slidell, 44 
Marshall, Emily. 38 

Lydia, 13 

Rebecca, 26 

Samuel, Capt., 13 
Massey, Celeste Delongpre, 42 
Mather, Abigail, 59 

Cotton, Rev., 59 

Richard, 49 

Samuel, 88 

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 

Catherine, 34 

Tames, 34 

Margaret A., 41 

Wm. Lewis, 41 
Morton, Gen., 28 

Neilson, Catherine, 45 
Newbold, Catherine AugusU, 46 

Edith, 46 

Frederic Rhinelander, 46 

Thomas, i6 

Thomas H., 46 
Newell, Joseph, (k 
Newton, Joseph, 85 
Nichols, Noah, 84 

Randoll, 18 
Norris, Charles, 43 



Norris, Dorothea Clapieri 43 

Fanny, 43 

Gertrude, 43 

Joseph Parker, 43 
Norton, Ann, 59 

Gideon, 59 

Patience Catherine, 59 
Nott, Sarah Maria, 44 
Nowell, Sam.. 24 

Ogier, Thomas L., Dn,6o 
Olcott, Samuel, 97 
Oldham, John, 10 

Mary, 10 
Oliver, Elizabeth Shaw, 39 

Robert Shaw, Gen., 39 
Oothout,John,85 
Orlowski, Micisfas, Comte, 40 
Otis, James, 81 

Mary Alleyne, 38 

William Foster, 38 

Paddock, Adino, Lieut., 26 
Padock, , 81 

Capt., 82 
Paine, William, 52 
Pariset, Catherine, 68-70 

Nicholas, 68 
Parisett, Nicholas, 88 
Parker. Julia, 16 

Nettie, 70 
Parkman, Elizabeth, 61 
Partridge, John, 88 
Perkins, Nabby, 40 
Perry, Joseph, 84 
Phelia, 105 
Phillips, Edward, 99, 100 

Edward Weston, 100 

Edw., 99 

Edw.W.,99 

Eliza P., 99 

Emma L., 99 

John Ledyard, 99, 100 
>s, William, Gov., 52 
^tn^ 24 
Phips, William, Sir, 23 
Pierce, Abigail. 18 

Christian, 10 

Elizabeth, 18 

John, 18 

Mary, 18 

Persis, 10, 18 

Robert, 18 

Samuel, 18 

Thomas, 5, 18 
Pinckney, John, 25 

Susanna (Welch), 25 
Plyinpton, Ehzabeth, 71 

T. N., 71 



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Pole, Theophilus, 24 
Policy, John, 50 

Susanna, 50 
Poole, Theophilas, 24 
Porter, John, 21 

John, Jr., 21 
' Samuel, 21 
Potter, Abby, 44 

Alonzo, Rt Rev., 44 

Austin, 44 

Robert B., Major Gen., 44 

Robert Bumside, 44 

Warwick, 44 
Pratt, John, 8 
Prescott, Jonathan, Jr., 55 

Rebecca, 5c 
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 

William, 30 
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 

Tohn, 71 

Mary, 70, 71 
Rollins, Clara (Sherwood), 39 
Rupert, Prince, 100 
Russell, Elizabeth, 73 

James, 24 

Mabel, 65 

Richard, 73 

Sampson, Adele Livingston, 39 
Joseph, 39 



Sands, Andrew Hodge, 16 

Anna, 16, 17 

Austin Ledyard, 16, 17 

Benjamin Aymar, 17 

Charles Edward, 17 

Frederick Parker, 16 

Henry Stevens, 16 

John, ij 

kathenne Aymar, 17 

Lotusa, 17 

Lucretia (Ledyard), 7-9, 11-13, 19, 
22, 26, 51, 53, 55 

Lucretia Stevens, 16 

Richardson, ic 

Robert Cornell, 17 

Samuel Stevens, 16, 17 

William Ledyard, 16 

William Richardson, 16 
Satterlee, Henry Y. Bishop, 46 

Constance, 46 
Schermerhom, Charles Augustus, 32, 

Charlotte Fox, 33 

Edward Eugene, 32 

Edward Jones, 31 

Elizabeth, 45 

Elizabeth Caroline, 31 

Emiline, 32 

Frank, 32 

George Stevens, 31, 32 

Horatio, 32 

Horatio Gates, 31, 32 

Howard Abeel, 32 

Tohn Peters, 31, 32 

Louis, 33 

Louise, 32. 33 

Maria Isabel, 32 

Peter, 31 

Rebecca, 29 

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 

Ledyard, 14 

Thomas, Capt, 14 

Thomas, Col., 14 

Thomas H^ Gov., loi 

Thomas Youngs, 14 

William, 14 
Shark, William, 52 
Sheldon, Isaac, 15 

Sarah, 15 
Shepard, Anne, 99 



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Shepherd, , 87 

Sherwood, William, 39 
Simpson, Mary £., id 
Sitgreaves, Charlotte, 61 

Clement, 61 

Harriet, 61 

John, 61 

Juliana, 61 

Kitty (Hitty), 61 

Samuel, 61 

William, 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 

Sarsm, 10 
Solev, John, 66 

Lydia, 66 
Somarsall, Maria Stevens, 60 

Sarah Matilda, 60 

Thomas Anthony, 60 
SpafiEord, Edward £., 31 

Lucille Rhinelander Stevens, 31 
Spencer, Constance, 42 
Sprowle, Alexander, 60 

Sarah, 60 
Stanley (Standley), Benedicta, 20 

Benet, 103 

Benett, 20 

Hannah, 21 

John, 20 

Joseph, 21 

Mary, 21 

Nathaniel, 8, 2o,.2i, 103, 104 

Sarah, 21, 104 

Susannah, 21 

Thomas, 5, 20, 21 
Steele, Samuel, 8 
Steinback, Anthony, 85 
Stevens (Stephens, Steephens), Col., 

Gen! 28, 29 

Lieut., 25 

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 

Alexander, 29 



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 

Algernon, 72 

Angelina Lloyd, 35 

Anna Clarkson Crosby, 44 

Anstis, 102 

Anstis E., 102 

Anstis Elizabeth, 70, 71 

Bayard, 35 

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, 3^ 

Catherine Clarkson, 44 

Catherine Elizabeth, 70 

Catherine Mather Willard, 86 

Charles, 67 

Charles Albert, 69 

Charlotte Ann, 60 

Cotton Mather, 59 

Daniel, 59, 60, 86 

Eben, 38 

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 Melnor,36 

Elizabeth Russel, 71 

Elizabeth Winthrop, 36 

Elizabeth (Wiswell), 90 

Eliza Lucretia, 30 

Emily Louise, 38 

Elnathan, 70 

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 



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Stevens (Stephens, Steephens), Foster 

G.,70 
Frances Ann, 41, 43 
Frances Gallatin, 37-39 
Frances Mary, 37, 38 
Frances Noel, 45 
Francis, 67 
Francis Cushman, 67 
Francis Kerby. 39, 44, 45 
Franklin Panset, 70 
Frederica, 40 
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, 29 
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 Wignall,7i 
; 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 

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Laura Gibbs, 41 

Ledyard, 35, 36 

Lloyd, 35 

Louis Bowden, ^6 

Louise Newbold, 37 

Lucretia, 29 

Lucretia Ledyard, 41, 42, 98 

Lucille Millan, 31 

Lydia, 66 



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 
Philetus, 69 

Rebecca Hodgdon, 30, 31 
Robert, 65, 68, 70-73. 90-92, 102, 

103 
Robert Edward, 72 
Robert Julius, 72 
Ruth, 67 
Samuel, 25, 29, 30, 33, 41. 59. 80, 

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Samuel Bradley, 67 
Samuel Hatcher, 60 
Sarah, 59, 60, 66 
Sarah Ureen, 71, 103 
Sarah Matilda. 60 
Stephen, 66 
Stephen G., 66 
Stephen Greenleaf, 66, 67 
Susan, 91 
Susan Frances, 67 
Susan Green, 60 
Susanna, 65 

Susannah, 25, 65, 93, 102 
Thomas, 26 
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 



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liam Whitfield, 70 

William Wignall, 71, 73 

Wiswell, 68, 91 
Stevenson, John, 84 
St. John, Elizabeth, 54 

Oliver, 54 
Stoughton, Wm., 24 
Strobel, Sarah D., 32 
Strong, Alice, 43 

Edith, 43 

Mary Stevens, 43 

Peter Remsen, 43 
Sullivan, Gen., 81 
Swan, Harrington, Capt., 38 
Swift, Dr., 28 

Gen., 28 
Swinerton, John, 26 

Talcott, . 14, 96 

1,97 

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 

Peter, 15 
Van Rensseflaer, Cortlandt, Rev., 15 
Van Zandt, Wynant, Jr., 85 
Vose, Thomas, 84 

Wadsworth, Capt., 79 

John, 21 

William, 21 
Wakely, James, 8 
Waldo, Daniel, 50 

Esther, 50 
Ward, Capt., 23 

J.. 80 
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 

Amye, 48 

Anstis £., 102 

Benjamin, 40, 48 

Daniel, 48, 50 

Dorothy, 12, 50, 193 

Edmond, 48 

Edmonde, 48 
Edmund, 9, 12, 13, 48-50, 52, 53, 55 

Edward, 50 

Elizabeth, 9, 11-13, 19, 26, 48-51, 

, 53. 55. 80 

James, 48, 49 

, ohn, 48-50 

] oseph, 48-50 

Judith, 48, 49 

^ewis, 15 

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 

Hannah, 52 

Helen Chanler, 36 

Isaac, 53 

John, 5, 9, 52 

[ohn, Lt., 52 

[oseph, 53 

Wary, 52 

Octavius A., 36 

Sarah, 52 
Whitfield, George B., 68 
Whiting, Anna, 21 

Dorothy, 49, 54, 55 

Elizabeth, 54 

Esther, 54 

Isabel, 54 

John, 5, 54 

Joseph. 21, 54 

Samuel, 5, 54 
Wignall, Anstice Elizabeth, 90 

Anstis, 71 

Antis Elizabeth, 70, 71, 73 

John, 70, 71 
Wilkinson, Adj. Gen., 27 



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Matthew, 59 
Willard, Catherina Mather, 25 

Catherine Mather, 59 

Daniel, 25, 59 
Willett, Mary Ann (Golden), 38 
Williams, Col., 28 

Annie, 15 

Nathaniel, 1$ 

Roger, 49 

Samuel, 50 
Williamson, J. D., Capt., 33 

Louise, 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 

iohn, 91 
'eleg, 68 
Wood, David, 66 
Sarah, 66, 67 
Wright, Lawrence Worth, 37 
Wyer, Abigail (Jennes), 65 
Abigail (Jennez), 66 
Edward, 65 

Yarborough, , 98 

York, Sarah, 68 
Young, Deborah, 104 

Doer., 81 
Youngs, Benjamin, Capt., 14 

Deborah, 14, 101 



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