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Full text of "Family memorial. Part 1. Genealogy of fourteen families of the early settlers of New-England, of the names of Alden, Adams, Arnold, Bass, Billings, Capen, Copeland, French, Hobart, Jackson, Paine, Thayer, Wales and White ... All these families are more or less connected by marriage, and most of them of late generations, the descendants of John Alden. Part II. Genealogy of Ephraim and Sarah Thayer, with their fourteen children .."

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FAMILY MEMORIAL 

PART I. 



GENEALOGY 

OF 

FOURTEEN FAMILIES 

OF THE 



OF THE NAMES OF 



ALDEN, ADAMS, ARNOLD, BASS,4lLIINGS, CAPEN, 

COPELAND, FRENCH, HOBART, JACKSON, 

PAINE, THAYER, WALES AND WHITE, 

FROM THEIR FIRST SETTLEMENT IN THIS COUNTRY, TO 
ABOUT THE MIJ3DLE OF THE LAST CENTURY. 

WITH OCCASIONAL NOTES AND REFERENCES, BIOGRAPH- 
ICAL SKETCHES, MEMOIRS OF SOME DISTINGUISHED 
INDIVIDUALS, EPITAPHS, &c. 

COLLECTED FROM 
ANCIENT RECORDS, MANUSCRIPTS, AND PRINTED WORKS. 

All lliese families are more or less connected by marriage, and most of 
them of late generations, the descendants of John Aluen. 

PART II. 



GENEALOGY 

OF 

SIPIlIIEiillSE ASS'S) SillEiilEI TJE^^^rn'mg 

WITH THEIR 

FOURTEEN CHILDREN ; 

FROM THE TIME OF THEIR MARRIAGE TO 1835, WITH 
NOTES OF REFERENCE, &c. AS IN PART FIRST. 



BY ELISHA THArER, 

DEDHAM, MASS, 

" Aye, thus it is, one generation comes. 
Another goes and mingles with the dust. 
And thus loe come and go, and come and go. 
Each for a little moment, filling up 
Some little place — aiid thus ive disappear 
In quick succession, and it shall be so 
Till time in one vast perpetuity 
Be swallowed up." — Anon. 



H I N G H A M : 
J. FARMER, PRINTER 
1835. 



Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1835, by 

Elisha Thayer, 
in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of Massachusetts. 




•y * 1 *•' . 



PREFACE. 



THE publication of the following pages was design- 
ed to perpetuate to future generations the Record of 
these ancient families, and enable ihem to trace their 
genealogy, in a direct line, back to their Pilgrim Fath- 
ers. The history of the settlement of the Old Colony, 
in 1620, and of the Massachusetts in 1630, is familiar 
to a large portion of the present generation, being taught 
in their schools and read by their firesides ; the trials 
they endured on their first arrival and for a number of 
years afterwards, by sickness and death, by want of 
provisions, by terror by night and day from the bowl- 
ings of savage beasts and more savage men, will no<^ 
cease to be interesting to their descendants to the latest 
period of time. 

It may not be uninteresting to give a short sketch of 
the Ecclesiastical History of the first settlers of New 
England, in which not only they were concerned but 
all their posterity to the present day. 

*' The first settlers of the Plymouth Colony, (1620) 
were called Separatists^ having separated from the 
Established Church of England, some years previous to 
their settlement in this country." 

" In 1596, they (the Separatists,) published their 
Confession of Faith with the grounds of their sepa- 
ration^ reprinted with their Apology in 4 to 1604. 



IV PREFACE. 

But their suflorings and writijigs soon increased their 
numbers, and more of the; warmer Puritans embraced 
their Doctrines, left the public churches, and met in 
private houses for a purer worship. But then they lost 
the name of Puritans^ and received that of the Sep- 
aratists^ the far greater part of the Puritans remaining 
still in the church, writing with zeal against the sepa- 
ration^ and as Sprint on their behalf in 1608 ex- 
presses it: — A separation we deny not from the Cor- 
ruptions of the church wherein we live, in Judgment, 
Profession, Practice ; for which so many of both parts, 
(or Parties, i. e. of Puritans and Separatists,) have 
suffered and do suffer so many things. But the differ- 
ence is, We (i. e. the Puritans,) suffer for separating 
in the church ; you, (i. e. the Se])aratists,) out of the 
church." — Princess Annals, 1, 235. 

And those of the Massachusetts Colony, (1630) were 
called Puritans, as the same author says, p. 239. " Of 
these English Puritans were the greater part of the 
Massachusetts Colony. They had been chiefly born 
nnd brought up in the JYational Church, and had hith- 
erto I'ved in Communion with her. As their Ministers 
had been ordained by her Bishops, they had officiated 
in her Parochial Churches, and till now had made no 
Secession from them." 

In a Poem written by Roger Wolcott, Esq., pub- 
lished in the Mass. Hist. Coll. 4, 263, are the follovv- 



m 



:r curious lines : 

' But if you ask to gain intelligence 

' What were the reasons why they went from hence, 

' What straits they met with in their way and there ? 

' These facts I think I'm able to declare, 

' Religion was the cause : Divinity ! 

' Having declared the o-ospel shine (light) should be 

' Extensive as the sun's diurnal shine ; 

' This moved our founders to this great design." 



PREFACE. V 

A vast fund of information relative to the Political 
and Ecclesiastical state of our ancestors may be collect- 
ed from the Plymouth Memorial and other Histories of 
that Colony, and from Winthrop's Journal of the Mas- 
sachusetts, Hutchinson, Prince, Holmes, &c. But after 
all there is still an increasing desire " to know," as 
Mr. Farmer says, " something respecting those who 
have preceded us in the stage of action ; and there has 
begun a curiosity among many of the present genera- 
tion to trace back their progenitors, in an uninterrupted 
series, to those who first landed on the bleak and in- 
hospitable shores of New England. And it is not im- 
probable that the arrival of the puritan fathers of New 
England will form a more memorable epoch in history, 
than the conquest of England does in that country ; and 
that posterity, a few centuries hence, will experience as 
much pleasure in tracing back their ancestry to the New 
England colonists, as some of the English feel in being 
able to deduce their descent from the Normans." 

" There is a satisfaction in recognizing our first an- 
cestor from the European continent ; in knowing from 
what part of Great Britain he came ; where he settled, 
and the circumstances and condition of his family. Ow- 
ing to the trials and hardships endured by the first set- 
tlers of New England, the uncertainty of their remain- 
ing in the country, and the little time afforded them for 
recording family data and genealogical facts, there are 
but few families, who have full and complete satisfac- 
tion in each of these particulars. But some facts, even 
at this late i)eriod, might be known of almost every in- 
dividual who settled in any of the colonies, if suitable 
patience, research, and industry were employed in col- 
lecting them. Our earliest records and Memorials are 



VI PREFACE. 

full of information, and in regard to minuteness and ac- 
curacy will bear a comparison with those of modern 
date ; and it is somewhat remarkable that so lar^e a 
portion of them have escaped the many perils to which 
fire and the aboriginal wars exposed them." 

These records are in a gradual state of decay, and 
many of them in a very shattered condition, many names 
and dates have already become obliterated, some por- 
tions lost, and probably lost forever ; every effort should 
therefore be made to rescue these precious relics of an- 
tiquity from the ruins of time. 

The materials of the First Part were principally col- 
lected by the personal labour and research of the author, 
from authentic, original sources ; some small portion 
from tradition, and some from the written communica- 
tions of persons interested in the work. 

A large portion of the Second Part was collected and 
arranged by Dr. Samuel W. Thayer, of Thetford, Vt. 
more than twenty years ago, to which large additions 
have been made from time to time, by Stephen W. 
Jackson, Esq. of Boston, and others ; but nearly all the 
dates of births, marriages, and Seaths, prior to 1760, 
and even later, with very many additional names, (and 
numerous corrections of errors,) were extracted from 
town records with the utmost care and precision. Many 
acknowledgments are however due to several distin- 
guished individuals for their contribution of Materials, 
and for their encouragement and patronage towards its 
publication, of whom are Rev. Timothy Alden, of East 
Liberty, Pa. ; John Farmer, Esq. of Concord, N. H. ; 
Hon. John Q. Adams of Quiiicy ; Z. B. Adams, M. 
D. ; Isaac Porter, M. D., and Stephen W. Jackson, 
Esq. of Boston ; Rev. Jonathan French of N. Hamp- 



PREFACE. vn 



ton, N. H. ; Hon. Nahum Mitchel of Bridgewater ; 
many Town Clerks, who have generously given free 
access lo their records, or furnished extracts therefrom, 
and others too numerous to specify. 



EXPLANATIONS. 

A. B. C. D. &c. denotes the successive generations 
from the first progenitor of each family. A. denotes 
the first generation, B. the second, C. the third, &c. 
in the first part. In the Second Part, consisting of 
fourteen branches corresponding with the same number 
of families, in Part I. the Progenitor of each branch is 
numbered 1, and their generations designated by the 
same characters, A. B. C. &c. 

In the early records it will be observed that the dates 
were specified by numerical figures in many instances, 
as 23 day, 2 month, 1640, or 12 month, 3 day, 1657, 
see Bass No. 11, first part, &c. which method of com- 
putation was continued until 1752, the year beginning 
on the 25th of March, which was called the 1st month, 
February the 12th, September, October, November, and 
December, then having the numerical rank agreeably 
to their Latin etemology, which is now done away. 

To the dates of births, marriages, deaths, &c. record- 
ed prior to 1752, eleven days should be added, to make 
the old style correspond with the new. (Compare No. 



VIII PREFACE. 

1—5, Ninth Branch, O. S. with No. 62 Memoir, N. S.) 
This rule will apply in most instances, but there are 
exceptions. 

In conclusion, to use the language of another, on a 
similar occasion — " The object of the author has been 
to throw light on a subject of which, necessarily, very 
many must have been ignorant ; and although this may 
not have been effected in the best manner possible, he 
is conscious of having done it as well as he could. If 
the collection should be found in any degree useful, the 
purpose will be answered." 

ELISHA THAYER. 

Dedham, June 18, 1835. 



FAMILY MEMORIAL. 



THE FAMILY OF ALDEN. 



HON. JOHN ALDEN,* 

the Progenitor of all of the name of Alden in the United 
States, married Priscilla, daug-hter of Mr. William Mnllins, 
by whom "he had eight children, four sons and four daugh- 
ters, who lived to enter the marriage state, who had many 
children and most of whom lived to a good old age." 

[Alclen^s Collection, 

1. John, 5. Elizabeth, 

2. Joseph, 6. Sarah, 

3. David, 7. Ruth, 

4. Jonathan, 8. Mary. 

*Tlie Hon. John Alden was one of the ])ilgrims of Leyden, who came in 
the May Flower to Plymouth, in 1020. He was about twenty two years 
of age, when he arrived, and was one of those wlio signed the original 
civil compact forniefl and solemnly adopted by the first adventurers at Cape 
Cod Harbor, on tiie 15 November. Tliis was a few days previous to their 
finding and selecting a place for the commencement of their settlement in 
this western world. He was a single man and appears to have been an in- 
mate in the family of Capt. Myles Standish. He was the stripling who first 
leaped upon the rock, as mentioned by President Adams in a certain com- 
munication. 

It is well known thatof the first company, consisting of one hundred and 
one, about one half died in six months after landing, in consequence of the 
hardships they were called to cncomiter. JMrs. Rosd" Standish, consort of 
Capt. Standish, departed this life on the 29 January, 1G21. This circum- 
stance is mentioned as an introduction to the following anecdote, which 
has been carefully handed down by tradition : 

In a very short time after the decease of Mrs. Standish, the Captain was 
led to think tliat if he could olnain Miss Priscilla Mnllins, a daughter of 
Mr. William Mnllins, the breach in his family woidd be ha[)pily repaired. 
He therefore, according to the custom of those times, sent to ask Mr. Mnl- 
lins' permission to visit his daughter. John Alden, the messenger, went 
and faithfully communicated the wishes of the Captain. The old gentle- 

2 



10 FAMILY MEMORIAL. 

No. 2. I. A. JOHN ALDEN, 

son of the Hon. John Alden, went from Diixbury to Boston 
as early as 1659, with his wife Elizabeth, by whom he had 
one child. 

man did not object, as he might have done,on account of the recency of Capt. 
Standish's bereavement, lie said it \vns perfectly agreeable to him, but the 
young lady must also be consulted. The damsel was then called into the 
room, and John Alden, wlio is said to have been a man of most excellent 
form, with a fair and ruddy complexion, arose, and in a very courteous and 
prepossessing manner, delivered his errand. ]\liss Mullins listened with 
respectful attention, and at last, after a considerable i)ause, fixing her eyes 
upon him, with an open and pleasant countenance, said, ^'■prythe John uhy 
do you not speak for yourself T^ He blushed and bowed and took his leave, 
but with a look, which indicated more than his ditlidence would permit 
him otherwise to express. However he soon renewed his visit and it was 
not long before their nuptials were celebrated in ample form. From them 
are descended all of the name Alden in the United States. What re- 
port he made to his constituent after the first interview, tradition does not 
nnfold, but it is said, how true the writer knows not, that the Captain never 
forgave liim to the day of his death. 

For a few years, the sidiject of this article lived in Plymouth, and then 
settled in Duxbury, on a farm, w hicli, it is a little remarkable, has remain- 
ed in the possession of his descendants ever since, and is one of the best 
in the town. He built his house on a rise of land near Eagle Tree Pond, 
where the ruins of his well are still to be seen. 

John Alden, the princii)al subject of this memoir, is supposed to have 
been a native of some part of the Island of Great Britain. A very few of 
the name however a])j)ear to have been in England. The name has prob- 
ably been more common in Germanv'. In a certain printed catalogue of 
the graduates of Camliridge University, but one of this nanie is to be foimd. 
In that part of Calamy's account ot ejected ministers and others confined 
to the County of Bedford, JMr. Alden a scholar of St. John's College is men- 
tioned as one who suffered from the tyranical Bartholomew Act. In Guil- 
line's Display of Heraldry, the following armorial passage is recorde<l. "He 
beareth gules, three crescents within a border engrailed ermine by the 
name of Alden." This coat was assigned 8 Sejjtember, KiO/, by William 
Cambden, clarencieur to John Alden, of the Middle Temple. 

Through a long jjrotracted life, the subject of this article was almost 
continually engaged in public employments. In the patent for Plymouth, 
in New England, dated IG January, 1G29, and signed by Robert Earl of 
Warwick, ]\Iyles Standish, Edward Winslow, John How land, and John 
Alden or any of them, are named as the true and lawful attornies of the 
council established at Plymouth, in the county of Devon. Accordingly, 
John Alden entered into some piu-t of the tracts specified in the patent, 
took possession in due form, and delivered the full and peaceable posses- 
sion and seizen of the same to William Bradford, Governor of the Old 
Colony, his heirs, associates and assigns, secundum formar.i chartre. 

He was one of the Court of Assistants in l(i:5:i, anrl successively for a 
nmnber of years. From l()4l to ir)4!> inclusively, he was chosen to rej)- 
resent the town of Duxbury in the General Court of the Old Colony. In 
1G.53, and for several succeeding years, he was one of the Council of War, 
appointed on account of danger aj)preheodod frotn the Indians. In the 
year IGoO, lie was again elected one of the assistants to the Governor, and 



FAMILY MEMORIAL. 11 

1. Mary, born 17 Dec. 1659. 
I- John Alden married Elizabeth Ewrill, widow of Abiell 
OiX^^Ewrill deceased, I April, 1660. 

every year after till 1686: In December of tlie last mentioned year, Sir 
Edmund Aiidros arrived with an extensive Commission from King James 
II. appointing him Governor of all the New England Colonies. Of course 
the liberties of tlie people of the Old Colony were supposed to he at an 
end. The measures of Sir Eilmund were very disgusting to the free born 
sons of this western world; and at length he was seized and imprisoned 
at Boston. In 1G88, a happy revolution took place; William and Mary 
came to the throne of England, and Andi-os had leave to depart from the 
country. This colony then resumed its original powers, and elections by 

, the people took |)lace till IMay, 1G92, when the charter, uniting the Old 

i Colony of Plymouth with Massachusetts, arrived. The Governor, Lieut. 

[is Governor and Secretary, were after api)ointed by Royal Authority. 

'0 The subject of this memoir was an assistant to all the Governors of the 

Old Colony, except Carver, who early fell a victim to the distressing ca- 
lamities which alHicted the adventurers on their first arrival at Plymouth. 
For thirty six years without interruption he was elected to this office, and 
for the twenty last years of his life, from 1666 till the liberties of the peo- 
ple were infringed, through the folly of James the second, he was the se- 
nior assistant. 

From tradition as well as from the annexed elegy occasioned by his 
death, this aged and venerable puritan was distinguished by his holy life 
and conversation. He was a meek, humble, sincere, pious, and faithful 
follower of the blessed Redeemer, and his end was j)eace and triumph. — 
The object which in his youthful days he anxiously sought, was fully at- 
tained, lie came to the howling wilds of America to enjoy the sweets of 
religion, pure and undefiled. Like the saints of old he was willing to en- 
dure hardships with the people of God, while be might be instrumental in 
extending the Kingdom of Immanuel, and looking to a better and an eter- 
nal state of existence for the rewards of grace. Here he was unmolested 
in the exercise of the rights of conscience and in the worship of the Most 
High, In addition to his spiritual blessings he was crowned with that 
competence which is vital to content, with an uncommon length of days, 
and with a goodly number of children, all of whom delighted in the ordi- 
nances of God and finally left that good name in the world which is bet- 
ter than precious ointment. 

The following lines with which this article is closed are supposed to 
have been written by the Rev. John Cotton of Plymouth, and are respect- 
ful to the memory of one of the pious and worthy fathers of New Eng- 
land. They have been several times given to the public from the press, 
and are more valuable on account of the rich sentiments they contain, 
than the style in which they are comi)osed: 

ELEGY, 

On the death of the Honorable John Alden, for many years a Magistrate of 

the Old Plymouth Colony, ivho died on the 12 September, 

1687, probably in his 90th year. 

The staff of bread and water eke the stay, 
From sinning Judah God will take away ; 
The prudent Counsellor, the Honorable, 
Whom srrace and holiness makes delectable, 



12 



FAMILY MEMORIAL. 



2. John, 

3. Elizabeth, 

4. John, 2d, 



born 20 Nov. lG(iO 
" 9 May, lG(j2 
*' 12 iMarch, 1063 



5. William, bom 1(1 IMai'ch, 1664 

6. Elizabeth, 2d " 9 April, 1665 

7. Williani, 2d, " 5 March, 1666 



The Judge, the prophet, and the ancient saint; 

The deaths of such cause sorrowful complaiut. 

The earth and its inhabitants do fall, 

The aged saint bears up its pillars all. 

The hoary head in way of righteousness 

A crown of glory is. V\ ho can express 

The abundant blessings by disciples old I 

In every deed they're more than can be told. 

The guise 'tis of a wanton generation 

To wish the aged soon might quit their station. 

Though truth it be, the Lord our God does frown, 

VViien aged saints by death do tumble down. 

What though there be not such activity, 

Yet in their pra3ers there's such fervency 

As doth great mercy for a place obtain, 

And gracious presence of the Lord maintain. 

Though nature's strength in old age doth decay, 

Yet the inward man renewed is day by day. 

The very presence of a saint in years, 

Who lifts his soul to God with prayers and tear?, 

Is a rich blessing unto any place, 

Who have that mercy to behold his face. 

When sin is ripe and calls for desolation 

God will call home old saints from such a nation. 

Let sinners then of the aged weary be. 

God give me grace to mourn most heartily. 

For death of this dear servant of the Lord, 

Whose life God did to us so long aflbrd, 

God lent his life to greatest length of days. 

In which he lived to his Redeemer's praise. 

In youthful time he made Closes his choice, 

His soul obeying great Jehovah's voice, 

Freely forsook the world for sake of God, 

In his house with his saints to have abode. 

He followed God into this wilderness ; 

Thereby to all the world he did profess 

Affliction with his saints a better pait 

And more delightful to his holy heart, 

Than sinful pleasures, lasting but a season ; 

Thus said his faith, so saith not carnal reason. 

He came one of the first into this land 

And here was kept by God's most gracious hand. 

Years sixty seven, which time he did behold 

To poor New England mercies manifold. 

All God's great works to this his Israel 

From first implanting that to them befell ; 

Of them he made a serious observation 

And could of them present a large narration- 

His walk was holy, humble and sincere. 

His heart was filled with Jehovah's fear ; 

He honored God with much integrity, 

God therefore did him truly magnify. 

The hearts of saints entirely did liim love. 



FAMILY MEMORIAL. 13 



8. Zaclmriah, born 8 March, 16()7 
i>. William, Sd " 10 Sept. !()()!) 
10. Nathaniel, " about 1G70 



ll.Zacliariah,l>iI born IR Feb. 1078 
12. Nathan, ■ " 17 Oct. I(i77 

1.3. Sarah, " 27 Sept. 1(>81 



John Alden, Senior, died 14 March, 1702. 

Mis uprightness so hi^jhly did approve, 

That whilst to choose ihey had their liberty 

Within the limits of this Colony, 

Their civil leader him they ever chose 

His faithfulness made hearts with him to close. 

With all the Governors he did assist ; 

His name recorded is within the list 

Of Plymouth's pillars to his dying- day. 

His name is precious to eternal ay\ 

He set his love on God and knew his name, 

God therefore gives him everlasting fame. 

So good and heavenly was his conversation, 

God gave long life and showed him his salvation. 

His work now finished upon this earth ; 

Seeing the death of what he saw the birth, 

His gracious Lord from heaven calls him home, 

And saith, my servant, now to heaven come ; 

Thou hast done good, been faithful unto me. 

Now shalt thou live in bliss eternally. 

On dying bed his ails were very great, 

Yet verily his heart on God was set. 

He bare his griefs with faith and patience 

And did maintain his lively confidence ; 

Saying to some, the work which God begun, 

He would preserve to its perfection. 

His mouth was full of blessings till his death 

To ministers and christians all : his breath 

Was very sweet by many a precious word 

He uttered from the Spirit of his Lord. 

He lived in Christ, in .lesns now he sleeps; 

And his blest Soul, the Lord in safety keeps. 



JOHN ALDEN. Anagram — End all on Hi. 

Death puts an end to all this world enjoys 
And frees the saint from «//, that here annoys. 
This blessed saint hath seen an end of all 
Worldly perfections. Now his Lord doth call 
lliiu to ascend from earth to heaven high. 
Where he is blest to all Eternity. 
Who walk with God as he, shall so be blest, 
And evermore in Christ, his arms shall rest. 
Lord spare thy remnant, do not us forsake, 
From us do not thy Holy Spirit take. 
Thy cause, (hy interest in this land still own 
Thy gracious presence ay let be our crown. 

J. C. (Alden, 264.) 



14 



FAMILY INIEMORIAL. 



^5> 3 



No. 3. IV. B. JOHN ALDEN,* 

son of John and Elizabeth Alden, married EUzabeth 
and settled in Boston. 

1. Klizabctli, born 7 Nov. 1087 

2. Hannah, " 20 Nov, l(i88 
8. John, " 20 Sept. KilK) 

4. Mary, « 15 Dec. KJIH 

5. Katharinp, " 19 Ang. 1G97 



Died :n St October, 1702. 
('}. (iillain and ? ,, - t i 
7. Ann, ' ^"1^' 



1G99 



8. Nathaniel, born (> July, 1700 

it. Thomas, " 13 Aug. 1701 
Died same day. 

10. Kat!iarine,2d" 17 Feb. 1704 

11. Tliouias, 2d " ll\larch,1707 

12. Wilhatn, " 9 May, 1710 
Died 27 December, 1714. 



No. 4. III. C. JOHN ALDEN, 

son of John and EHzabeth Alden, 2d, married Anna 

by whom he had two children, born in Boston. 
1. Anna, born 29 January, 1722 | 2. Benjamin, born 18 Sept. 1724 
This John Alden, must have been the same who went 
to Needham, purchased a farm and married Thankful Par- 
ker, 26 Nov. 1728, (a second wife,) his name does not oc- 
cur again in the Boston Records. The children of John 
and Thankful Alden, were 



I. Jemima, 


born 


9 March, 


17.30 


7. Moses, 


2. Jolin, 




9 Oct. 


1731 


8. Moses, 2d. 


3. AUice, 




12 July, 


1733 


9. Thomas, 


4, Henry, 




27 Nov. 


1734 


10. Thankful, 


5. Silas, 




23 Oct. 


173(i 


11. Mary. 


6. Samuel, 






1743 





No. 5. I. D. JEMIiMA ALDEN, 

the first child of John and Thankful Alden died in infancy. 

No. 6. II. D. JOHN ALDEN, 

the second child of John and Thankful Alden settled in 
Vermont. 

*This must have been the Capt. John Alden mentioned by Hutchinson, 
(vol 2. p. .50.) as follows: "Towards the end of the month of May, 1G92, 
Capt. John Alden, of Boston, commander of a sloop in the colon}' service, 
employed for supplying the posts East with provisions and stores, was ac- 
cused of Ji'itchcrafl,and thereupon sent down to Salem, although the Jus- 
tices allowed that he always had the character of an honest man. Alden 
in his account says, that the accuser first pointed to another man and said 
nothing, but the man who held her stooped down to her ear and then she 
cried out Alden! Alden! All were ordered into the street and a ring 
made, and then she cried out, "There stands Alden, a bold fellow, with 
his hat on, sells powder and shot to the Indians."****** After examina- 
tion he was connnitted to gaol, where he lay fifteen weeks and then was 
))revailed on by his friends to make his escape and to absent himself until 
the consternation should abate, and the people recover the use of their 
reason." 



FAMILY MEMORIAL. 15 

No. 7. in. D. ALLICE ALDEN, 

the third child of John and Thankful Alden was married to 

Jonathan Capron of Attleborough, Mass. 

No. 8. IV. D. HENRY ALDEN, 

the fourth child of John and Thankful Alden lived and died 
in Needham, Mass. 

No. 9. V. D. SILAS ALDEN, 

the fifth child of John and Thankful Alden, married Mar- 
garet Capron a sister of Jonathan Capron before named, 
and settled in Needham. He was a deacon of the church. 
His children were, 

1. Moses, who married Elizabeth Whiting, and settled 
in Marlborough, N. H. 

2. Elizabeth, whose husband was Enoch Mills of Wa- 
tertown. 

3. Paul, who married Rebecca Newell, and settled in 
Newton, Mass. 

4. Silas, who married Mary Gay, and settled in Tem- 
pleton. 

5. Amasa, who married Martha Davenport, and settled 
in Dedham. 

6. Lydia, whose husband was Fuller Mills. She lives 
in Boston. 

7. Rebecca, whose husband was Timothy Pike, of 
Dudley. 

8. Simeon, who married Elizabeth Cook, and settled 
in Newton. 

9. Samuel, who married Lavina Ausdale, and lived in 
Needham. 

10. George, who married Hannah Wright, and settled 
in Needham. 

Dea. Silas Alden died in March, 1826, aged about 90. 

No. 10. VI. D. SAMUEL ALDEN, 

the sixth child of John and Thankful Alden, married Su- 
sannah Coller, and settled in Needham. His children were, 

1. Hannah, born 9 April, 1772 I 4. Snsannah, born Sept. 1777 

2. Susannah, " about 1774 1 5. Sarah, " 28 Nov. 1778 

And died the next year. | 6. Priscilia, who died in infanry. 

3. Abigail, " 15 Jan. 177G | 7. Samuel, born 1 June, 17D2 

Mr. Samuel Alden died in June, 1797. 



16 ^ FAMILY MEMORIAL. 

No. 11. IX. D. THOMAS ALDEN, 
the ninth child of John and Thankful Aldcn, married Polly- 
Cheney, and settled at Otter Creek', (now Middlebury) Vt. 

No'.^lS. X. D. THANKFUL ALDEN, 

the tenth child of John and Thankful Alden, was married 
to Pratt. 

No. 13. XL D. MARY ALDEN, 

the eleventh and youngest child of John and Thankful Al- 
dcn, was married to Samuel Paine of Roxbury. 



No. 14. IX. B. WM.LIAM ALDEN, 

son of John and Elizabeth Alden, married Mary Drewry 
ijl 1691, and settled in Boston. 

L\larv, born 14 Feb. 1693 1 4. Lvdia, born 22 Der. 1701 

j)iwi 27 October 1702. , | 5. Mary, " 12 June, 1706 

2. Elizabeth, born 10 March, lf)^5 I 6. Drewry, " 12 May, 1708 

;{. William, - '" 23 July, 1697 | 7. John, " 22 Jan. 1711 



No. 15. X. B. NATHANIEL ALDEN, 

son of Joh^ and Elizabeth Alden, married Hepzibah 
Mountjoy in 1691, and settled in Boston. 

1. Mary, born 20 Au<f. 1692 I 3. Elizabeth, born ^ 

2. Nathaniel, " 6 Aug. 1694 | 4. Hepzibah, " 

No. 16. II. C. NATHANIEL ALDEN, 

son of the preceedine;, married Mary , and settled in 

Boston, and had one daug-hter. 

1. Elizabeth, born 3 Aug. 1730, and perhaps other children. 



No. 17. XI. B. ZACHARIAH ALDEN,' \J%7d 
son of John and Elizabeth Alden, was graduated at Har- 
vard College, in 1692. In 1700, he married Mary Yiall, 
and settled in Boston. 

1. Zachariah, 11 Oct. 1701. 

Note. — Williaui, son of He'i'iry and Deborah Alden, was born in Ded- 
hain, 14 Aujrust, 1709. — [Dedham Records. 
Henry Alden deceased Feb. ye. 18, 1730. 

Mary" ye. dauirhter of Williani and Ruth Alden, deceased May 29, 1740. 
Ruth Alden, ye. wife of Wiiliani Alden, deceased Ded. ye. 17, 1766. 
This Henry was probably a son of John Alden, senior, of Boston. 

[.Yeedhain Records. 



FAMILY MEMORIAL. 17 

No. 18. I. C. ZACIIARIAII ALDEN, / 

son of the preceding, married Jemima , and settled 

in Boston. 

1. Mary, born 8 March, 1725.* 

No. 19. II. A. JOSEPH ALDEN, 

the second son of the Hon. Jolm Alden of Dnxbnry, whose 
wife was Mary Simn^ons, was one of tlie original settlers 
of Bridgevvater.f His children were, 1. Isaac. 2. Joseph. 
3. John. 

No. 20. I. B. ISAAC ALDEN, 

son of Joseph Alden, married Mehitable, daughter of Sam- 
uel Allen, 1685, and settled in East Bridgewater, their 
children, 
1. Meliitable, Imrii l(i87 I G. John, l)()rn 



[ir.9i] 



2. Sarali, " ]()88 | 7. Mercy, 

3. Mary, " Km \ 8. Al)igail, " 16!>9 

4. Isaac, « 1()!»2 'J. Jemima, " " 1702 

5. Ebenezcr, " 1693 1 

No. 21. I. C. MEHITABLE ALDEN, 

was married to Benjamin Richards, in 1711. 



No. 22. II. C. SARAH ALDEN, 

was married to Seth Brett, in 1712, and Dea. Recompence 

Gary, in 1727. 



No. 23. III. C. MARY ALDEN, 

was married to John Webb of Braintrec, 1720. She died 
a widow 1772, aged 82. 

*Lyflia, flanfiliter of Zachariali and Lytlia Alden, was l>orn in Milton, .'J 
June, 1730. — [Miltoii Records. 

This was probahly the same man with a second wife. 

f The first improvements in this place, which were bej^im in 1654, were 
in what is called the West parish, which for a time was known by the 
name of Dtixlniry |)!antaiion. 

The Sachem who deeded this township, went with the purchasers upon 
a certain hill, in the East parish and made his conveyance in this manner, 
mentioning the consideration, "I give yon ail the land South seven n)iles: 
all the land West seven miles : all the land North seven miles, and all the 
land East to where the white men live." 

Joseph Alden departed this life 8 Feb. 1697, at the age of about 73 
years, leaving a widow and three sons above named. 

[./Mai's CoUertion. 2, 207. 

3 



18 FAINIILY MEINIORIAL. 

No. 24. IV. C. ISAAC ALDEN, 

lived to old age, a Bachelor, and left a large real estate. 

No. 25. V. C. Capt. EBENEZER ALDEN,'i '^ f^J 
married Anna, daughter of Joseph Keith, 1717, their chil- 
dren, 

1. Ann, born 1718 I 4. Nathan, born 1727 

2. Susanna, " 1719 5. Ezra, " 1732 

3. Abigail, " 1721 \ 

No. 26. I. D. ANNA, ''7/fJ 

was married to Eleazer Washburn. 

No. 27. II. D. SUSANNA, r 

was married to Ephraim Gary. J 7 I J 

No. 28. III. D. ABIGAIL, ' "? ■ ' 

was married to Ebenezer Byram, Jr. Esq. all at the same 
time, 1738. The mother died 1775, aged 79 ; the father 
1776, aged 83, and was the surviving member of the church 
in East Bridgewater, when it was first gathered in 1724. 

No. 29. IV. D. Dea. NATHAN ALDEN, 

son of Capt. Ebenezer Alden, married Mary, daughter of 
Daniel Hudson, 1750; their children 1. Nathan, born 1751. 
She died 1755, and he married Lvdia, daughter of Benja- 
min Richards, 1757. (See No. 21.) 2. Isaac, born 1758.* 
The father died 1807, aged 80. The second wife died 
1823, aged 90 years and 7 months. 

No. 30. I. E. NATHAN ALDEN, Esq. 
married a Barrell for his first wife, and settled on the 
homestead of his father, and has three sons. 1. Marcus. 
2. Isaac. 3. Lucius. His second wife was a widow. 

No. 31. V. D. EZRA ALDEN, 

son of Capt. Ebenezer Alden, married Rebecca, daughter 
of Josiah Keith of Easton, 1756 ; their children, 1. a son, 
1757.* 2. Abby, 1759.* 3. Abigail, 1761. 4. Isaac, 1763. 
5. Susanna, 1766. 

No. 32. III. E. ABIGAIL, 

was married to George Vining, 1778. 



* This star denotes their early deatii. 



FAMILY MEMORIAL. 19 

No. 33. V. E. SUSANNA, 

was married to Jacob Allen, 1784, and both removed to 
Plainfield. The father died and the widow was married 
to John Bisbee, 1771, and died 1777, aged 41. 



No. 34. VI. C. JOHN ALDEN, 

son of Isaac and Mehitable Alden, married Hannah, daugh- 
ter of Henry Kingman, 1727 ; their children, 1. John and 
2. James, born 1729.* 3. Isaac, 1731. 4. Jonathan, 1733. 
5. Hannah, 1736. 6. Adam, 1738.* 7. another son, 1740.* 
8. Abigail, 1742.* 9. Keziah, 1743. The mother died 
1744, and he then married Rebecca Nightingale, 1745. 10. 
Rebecca, 1745. 11. John, 1747. 12. Esther, 1749.* 13. 
James, 1751. 14. Adam, 1754. 15. Joseph, 1755. 16. 
Benjamin, 1757. The father died 1762, aged about 67. 

No. 35. X. D. REBECCA, 

was married to John Sprague, 1767, and they with the 
mother and John went to Warwick, James, Jldam, Joseph 
and Benjamin went to Claremont, N. II. 



No. 36. VII. C. MERCY, 

daughter of Isaac Alden, was married to Zacheus Packard, 

1725. (See Cary, p. 25,) and settled in N. Bridgewater. 

No. 37. IX. C. JEMIMA, 

sister of the preceeding, was married to Dea. Thomas 
Whitman, 1727. — [Hon. Judge Mitchell. 

No. 38. n. B. Dea. JOSEPH ALDEN, 

who spent his days in the South Parish of Bridgewater, 
was the second son of Joseph Alden, noticed in Article No. 
19. He married Hannah, daughter of Daniel Dunham of 
Plymouth, about 1689, a native of Middleborough. Their 
children, 

1. Daniel Alden, Esq. who died at his seat in Stafford, 
at the age of 80 years. 

2. Eleazer Alden, who died on his farm near Pine Hill, 
in the South of Bridgewater, at the age of 79 years. 

3. Samuel Alden, who died on his farm at Titiquot, at 
the age of 80 years. 

4. Capt. Seth Alden, who inherited and occupied the 
farm of his father, and died at the age of 75 years. 



20 FAMILY MEMORIAL. 

5. Hannah Alden, the wife of Mark Lothrop of Easton, 
who died in her 8Lst year. 

6. Mary vVklen, the wife of Timothy Edson of Stafford, 
who died at tiie age of SO years. 

7. Meliitable Alden, theVile of Barnabas Eaton of Mid- 
dleborough, wlio died at the age of 30 years. 

In Memory of 

Deacon Joseph Aklen, who deceased 22 December, 1747. 

in the 80th year of his age. 

Memento Mori. 

[.men's Collection. 2. 208. 

No. 39. I. C. DANIEL ALDEN, Esq. 

son of Deacon Joseph Alden, had seven children, viz : 

1. Joseph Alden, who lived at Statibrd, and died at Wor- 
cester, at the age of about 50 years. 

2. Daniel Alden, Esq. who removed to Lebanon in the 
vicinity of Dartmouth College, in the latter part of his life, 
and died at the age of 70 years ; was the father of Dr. Eb- 
ENEZF.R Alden, and others. 

3. Zephaniah Alden, who spent his days in Statford, and 
died at the age of about 80 years. 

4. Barnabas Alden, who lived at Ashfield, and died at 
the age of 60 years. 

5. Ebenezer Alden, who died at Stafford, at the age of 
21 years. 

G. Abigail Alden, who was the wife, and is now, (1814) 
the widow of the late venerable Dea. Whitman of Abington. 

7. Hannah Alden, who was the wife of Joshua Blodget 
of Stallbrd, and died at the age of 70 years. — [lb. 3. 28. 

No. 40. I. E. EBENEZER ALDEN,* 

a. Physician of distinguished reputation in Randolph, in 
Mass. was born at Stafford, in Conn. 4 July, 1755. He 
was a son of Daniel Alden, Esq. of Lebanon, in New Hamp- 

* The following is fioin a sitetcli fliawn by the Rev. Dr. Strong, pastor 
of tlie church and congregation in Randolph : 

" Having gone through a regidar comse of study, preparatory to the 
practice of pliysic, lie removed to Rraintree, (now Randolph,) Mass. in the 
year 1781, where he commenced the duties of his profession. These he 
discharged with rc})Utation to himself, and with great usefulness to his em- 
ployers. His circle of hnsiness, though small at first, gradually increased, 
until it liccame very extensive. 

As a Physician, lie was rrmarkahly attentive, prudent, and successful. 
During the latter part of his life, his advice was sought and much respect- 



FAMILY MEMOIIIAI.. 21 

shire, and jT-randson of Daniel Alden, whose name stands 
at the head of the preceding- article. The subject of this 
article received his acideniical education at Plainfield, un- 
der the tuition of Ebenezer Peniberton, Esq. a sj^entleinan, 
who, for his urbanity, talents, acquirements, and wonder- 
ful ability in his profession, is g-reatly esteemed and ven- 
erated by all who have ever had the honour and the hap- 
piness to be under his instruction, and whose numerous 
pupils, not a few have risen to the most elevated rank, in 
Church and State. He married his wife from one of the 
first families in Randolph, (Sarah, daug-hter of Col. Jona- 
than Bass, and also a descendant of the Hon. John Alden. 
See Bass, Nos. 32 and 34,) by whom he had two sons and 
one daug-hter, viz : Ebenezer, Henry Bass, and /Susan. 

ed by his brethren of the faculty in his vicinity. No Physician, in this 
j)art of tlie country, ])ossessed the love and confidence of his patients to a 
liigher degree. Tfiis was evident from the universal sorrow occasioned 
among them l)y his death. They felt as though they had lost, not only 
their able and beloved Physician, but a most iniportant friend and useful 
mcmi)er of society. Such indeed was the subject of this biographical 
sketch." 

Amidst all the rage of political party spirit, he never betrayed the inter- 
ests of his country. He was a disciple of Washington, whose principles 
''e revered and uniformly sup[)orted. As a husband, Dr. Alden was kind 
and affectionate ; as a ])arent, tender and faithful. He was a firm, un- 
shaken believer in the truth of divine revelation, for about twenty years 
jjrevious to his death, a member of the Church of Christ. He was never 
absent from public worship on the Lord's day, unless imperious necessity 
required it. He believed in the necessity of regeneration by the special 
influence of the Holy Spirit, in order to futm-e happiness. A hope that he 
had ex|)erienced such an internal change, and was interested in the merits 
of the Redeemer, supported him during his last sickness, and enabled him 
to meet death with coolness and fortitude. He was not only a Christian 
in tlieory but in practice. Whenever he conversed about himself, he did 
it with the greatest modesty and self abasement. Instead of resembling 
the bold confident professor, who generally out-lives his religion and deep- 
ly wounds the cause of Christ, he resembled the little trembling tree which 
often takes the deepest root in the garden of the Lord and bears the most 
and best ripe fruit. 

The writer of these tnemoirs, who was intimately acquainted with the 
subject of them for many years has seldom known a person who appeared 
to act more conscientiously in the various concerns of life, and whose daily 
conduct woidd better bear the test of examination. He proved the sincer- 
ity of his faith by his works. 

In his ilying address to his children he earnestly exhorted them to seek 
first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, assuring them that if they 
did thus, all other needful things would be added. Li truth it may be 
said he has left behind him that good name which is better than precious 
ointment. " Mark the perfect man and behold the upright, for the end 
of that man is peace." — [Aldtii's C'oikdiun. 3, 2'J. 



22 FAMILY MEMORIAL. 

No. 41. II. C. ELEAZER ALDEN,* 
the second son of Dea. Joseph Alden, married in the year 
1730, Martha, a daughter of Joseph Shaw, and a sister of 
tlie late Rev. John Shaw, and settled in South Bridgewa- 
tcr.— [Mien's Col. 2, 209. 

Their children and descendants were, 
A.* No. 42. ID. Jonathan., was born 22 June, 0. S. 
1721, and settled on a farm in Greenwich, Mass. where he 
died at the age of 84 years. His wife Experience, was a 
daughter of Nathaniel Howard of South Bridgewater, his 
native place, and died in December, 1809, in the 91st year 
of her age. Their cliildren were, 

1. Col. Amos, who settled in Enfield, Conn, whose first 
wife was Hannah Bush. Their children were Mary, Han- 
nah, Amos, Seth, and Lovice. His second wife was Eliza- 
beth, a daughter of Lemuel Kingsbury, and widow of Eli- 
sha Pitkin, Esq. of Hudson. 

2. Jonathan, whose wife was Mary Merrill of Stafford. 

3. Mary, whose husband was Moses, a son of Deacon 
Simon Stone, and settled in Ruport, N. Y. 

4. Caleb, who died at the age of 21 years. 

5. Azuba, whose husband was a son of Jacob Ramsdale. 

6. Huldah, whose husband was Rufus Bush of Enfield. 

7. Seth, who died at the age of 14 years. 

8. Howard, a Physician in Suffield, whose wife was Rho- 
da, a daughter of Capt. Consider Williston. Their children 
were Sarah, Sidney, Edwin, Delia, Leonard, Howard, Eli- 
za Pitman, John Newton, William Henry, George Willis- 
ton, Sarah King, and Julia. 

9. Experience, whose husband was Rendall Wheeler of 
Greenwich. 



B. No. 43. II D. Eleazer,f was born 30 August, 0. S. 
* Children marked A. B. C. 6cc. 

jHis epitaph as well as the next following, was written 
by the late Rev. John Shaw of Bridgewater : 

HERE LIES BURIED 

MRS. MARTHA ALDEN, 



HERE LIES BURIED 

MR. ELEAZER ALDEN, 

Who died 29tli Jan. 1773 in the 79th 

year of liis ajie. 
Laid in the dust he must abide, 
Thus sleeping by his consort's side. 
Ye children living, come and see, 
Where both your once loved parents be; 
Then follow in the path they trod. 
Till you shall rest with Christ in God. 



the wife of Mr. Eleazer Alden 

Who died 6th Jan. 17G9 aged 69 

years. 

The resurrection day will come, [tomb ; 
And Christ's strong voice will burst the 
The sleeping dead we trust will rise 
With joy and pleasure in her eyes, 
And ever shine among the wise. 

[.llden's Col. 2, 209 



FAMILY MEMORIAL. 23 

1723, and settled on a farm near his father's, where he di- 
ed at the age of 80 years. Sarah, his wife, who lived to 
the age of 91 years, was a daughter of Nicholas Whitman 
of East Bridgewater. Their children Avere 1 . Martha, who 
was born 17 July, 1752, and died 29 May, 1802, whose 
husband was Sylvanus Blossom. Their children were Al- 
den, Libeus, and Sarah, whose husband was William 
Snell, Jr. 

2. Mary, who was born 2 July, 1754, and who died un- 
married after many years' great bodily infirniities. 

3. Abigail, who was born 23 August 1756, and whose 
husband was William Snell, Esq. Their children were 
William, Seth, Smerdis, Eleazer, Alden, and Martin. 

4. Sarah, who was born 29 March, 1759, and died 8 Aug. 
1778. 

5. Hannah, who was born 13 March, 1762, whose hus- 
band was Levi Latham. Their children were, Nathaniel, 
Cyrus, Susanna, Marcus, Robert, Marcus, Lewis, and 
Hannah. 

6. Eleazer, who was born 21 March, 1767, and whose 
first wife was Deborah Churchill. Their children were, 
Lewis, Isaac, and Rebecca. 



C No. 44. III. D. Abraham^ who died at the age of 
two years. 



D. No. 45. IV D. David, was born 18 June, 0. S. 1727, 
and settled on a farm in Ashfield, near Mount Owen, where 
he died at the age of 80 years. His wife was Lucy, a 
daughter of Noah Thomas of Middleborough, and surviv- 
ed her husband. Their children were, 

1. Isaac, a magistrate, who died in Warren County, 
Pennsylvania, at the age of 70 years, and whose wife Irene, 
was a daughter of the Rev. Ebenezer Smith. Their chil- 
dren were. Philander, Philomela, the wife of Dr. Rathbone 
of Camden, N. Y. ; Joshua, for many years in the service of 
the patriots in South America; Pliny, Isaac, who owns and 
occupies an extensive plantation in Louisiana, thirty miles 
from Nachitoches; Hiram, a physician in Ripley, N. Y. ; Rich- 
ard, a magistrate in Pine Grove, Penn.; Enoch and Philo. 

2. David, of Batavia, Ohio, whose wife Susanna, was a 
daughter of John Ward of Buckland. Their children were, 
Ezra, Lucy, Chandler, Mary, Lydia, Enoch, Susanna, Han- 
nah, and Sarah. 



24 FAMILY IVIEMORIAL. 

3. John, fi minister of the Baptist denomination, who in- 
herits and occupies his paternal estate, and whose first wife 
was Nancy, a dang-hter of Jonathan Gray of Pelham. Their 
children were, Arion, Elizabeth, Eunice, Nancy, Armille, 
Cyrus, Lucy, Willard, and Minerva. 

4. Lydia, the wife of Jonathan Gray, a brother of Nan- 
cy. Their children were, Elias, Irene, David, Lucy, Lydia, 
Levi, Nancy, and Naomi. 

5. Enoch, a Physician in Redfield, N. Y. whose wife was 
Lucy Elmor. 

E. No. 46. V D. Joshua,* was born 19 April, 0. S. 1729, 
inherited and occupied his paternal farm, near Pine Hill, 
in South Bridgewater, where he died at the age of 80 
years. His wife was Mary, the widow of Seth, the son of 
Capt. Seth Alden, and a daughter of Eleazer Carver. She 
died 2 Dec. 1811, about 63 years of age. He had no chil- 

*Liem. Alden, like some others of the name, and like many of the de- 
scendants from the pilgrims of Leyden, had a great fondness for the his- 
tory of New England. 

The hazardous enterprize, the uncommon trials, the exquisite suflerings, 
the noble christian heroism of those venerable worthies, who forsook the 
endearments of their native land, and fled to this western world, the haunt 
of savages and beasts of prey, and encountered hardships, which would 
have in°mortalized a Roman" band, were subjects, which deeplv interest- 
ed his feelings, as they invariably must those of every one, who is a friend 
to liberty ofconscience, and to religion, pure and undefiled. 

He was a farmer of intelligence, and blessed with that competence which 
is vital to content. He enjoyed the society of bis friends and was much 
esteemed by all who knew him. 

From 175(5 to the beginning of 1800 he kept an accurate bill of mortal- 
ity for the South parish of Bridgewater, from which it appears that that 
part of our country is remarkable for longevity. This lact will be didy 
noticed in a historical di.scourse which Dr. Sanger is preparing against 
the close of the first century from the gathering of the church in that 
parish.— [Alden's Col. 2. 210. 

EPITAPH. 

Beneath are deposited the remains of Lieut. Joshua Alden, who died 
21st March 1809 in the 80th year of his age. 

He led a sober and regulaV life, was a friend to peace and good order, 
a steady attendant on public worship and a valuable member of society. 

In his last will and testament, after some deductions, he bequeathed a 
tenth part of his property to the South congregational society in Bridge-^ 
water, of which one hundred dollars were tor the use of the church, of 
which he was a member, two hundred dollars for the encouragement of 
psalmody, and the remainder for the fund of said society. 

To perpetuate his memory and to express the gratitude due to an cxam- 
nle so worthy of imitation, it has been thought fit to erect this monument. 
' ^ [/W, 2,210. 



FAMILY MEIVIOPJAL. 25 

dren upon whom to bestow his estate, a tenth of which 
he bequeathed to the congregatiuiml cliurch of which he 
was a member. 



F. No. 47. VI D. Caleb, who died at the ago of two 
years. 



«. No. 48. VII D. Ezra, was born 22 Jane, 0. S. 1734; 
a deacon in tlie congregational church at Greenwich, where 
he settled on a farm, and died at the age of 84 years. His 
first wife was Miriam, a daughter of Uriah Richardson of 
Stafford, and grand-daughter of the Rev. Jacob Green of 
Hanover, N. J. Their children were, 

1. Sarah, the wife of Daniel Aldcn, Jr. originally of Staf- 
ford, but afterwards of Lebanon, N. H. a son of Daniel Al- 
den, Esq. Their children were Daniel, Ezra, John, Sarah, 
Roxena, Elam, Julius, and Dorothy. 

2. Judith, the wife of James, a son of Col. James Stone. 
Their children were James, Jemima, Miriam, Abigail, Eli- 
zabeth, and Sarah. 

3. Eunice, the wife of Capt. Abijah Powers. Their 
children were John, Sarah, Benjamin, Horace, and Alva. 

4 £iZra, whose wife was Achsah,a daughter of Dea. Nehe- 
miah Stebbinsof Longmeadow. Their children werePliny, 
Samuel, Alma, Jason, Abel, and Emery. Dea. Alden's sec- 
ond wife was Sarah, the widow of Abel Harwood, and 
daughter of Capt. Benjamin Ruggles of Hardwick. His 
children by her were Miriam, Dorothy, the wife of Eben- 
ezer Eaton of Montville, Conn.; Anna, the wife of the Rev. 
Caleb Knight of Monson ; Abel, Alice, and Miriam. 



II. No. 49. VIII D. Timothy, was born 24 Nov. 0. S. 
1736, was graduated at Harvard University, 17(J2, was or- 
dained pastor of the congregational church in Yarmouth, 
Mass. 13 Dec. 1769, and died 13th Nov. 1828, having near- 
ly completed the fifty-ninth year of his pastorate, and the 
ninety-second of his age. On His grave stone, kindly 
erected by his much esteemed people, it is stated that "He 
was a faithful and beloved pastor ; a man of prayer ; of a 
mild, cheerful, amiable disposition, sanctified by grace ; of 
great humility ; and exemplary in the various walks of a 
long life. All his hopes rested on the merits of Jesus Christ, 
and his end was peace. The memory of the just is bless- 
ed." His wife was Sarah, a daughter of the Rev. Habijah 
Weld of Attleborough, lineally descended, according to 
Guillim, from Edrick Sylvaticus, anglicised. Wild or Weld, 

4 



26 FAMILY INIEMORIAL. 

a saxon of renown in the days of Harold and William the 
Conqueror, whose father was Alfrick, a brother of Edrick 
of Stratton, Duke of Mercia, and in the maternal line, from 
John Fox the Martyrologist. She died 28 Oct. n96, in the 
59th year of her age. — [^ihleivs Coll. Jlrt. 60. 



Their children were, 

No. 50. 1. Timothy, who was born 28 x\ugnst, 1771, 
was graduated at Harvard University, 1794, was ordained 
a colleague with the Rev. Samuel Haven, D. D. in the 
South Congregational Church of Portsmouth, N. H. 20 Nov. 
1799 ; was honorably released from his pastoral charge, 31 
July, 1805, by the advice of a nmtual Council ; was after- 
wards Principal of an academy for both sexes in Ports- 
mouth ; of a young ladies' academy in Boston, and of the 
young ladies' boarding academy at Newark in New Jersey; 
was inaugurated President and Professor, in several de- 
partments of Alleghany College at Meadville in Pennsyl- 
vania, 28 July, 1817. resigned his connexion with that In- 
stitution, 11 Nov. 1831, and in 1834 became Principal of 
the East Liberty Institute, located in a pleasant village, 
four miles East of the city of Pittsburgh, where, in sepa- 
rate buildings, both sexes are taught in a variety of branch- 
es of literature and science. Llis first wife was Elizabeth 
Shepherd, the only child of Capt. Robert Wormsted of 
Marblehead. — [.See AldoVs Coll. Art. 525. 

Their children were 1. Martha "^Vright, who was born 
at Marblehead, 19 May, 1798, the second wife of the Hon. 
Patrick Farrelly of Meadville, a native of the County of 
Caven in Ireland, who died at Pittsburgh, on his way to 
Congress, 12 Jan. 1826. They had one daughter, who di- 
ed in infancy, and one son, Patrick Alden, who was born 
11 August, 1821. Mr. Farrelly's former wife was Eliza- 
beth, a daughter of Gen. David Mead, the pioneer to 
French Creek, and the first settler of Meadville. By her 
he had two sons, David Mead and John Wilson, both grad- 
uates of Alleghany College, and are in the practice of the 
law at Meadville. 2. Elizabeth Shepherd Wormsted, who 
was born at Portsmouth, 23 Nov. 1800, the wife of John 
Gibson, a merchant in Meadville. They had five children, 
all of whom, except Elizabeth Shepherd, died in infancy. 
3. Timothy John Fox,who was born at Portsmouth,! 2 April, 
1802, was an alumnus of the first class of Alleghany Col- 
lege, which was admitted to the baccalaureate in 1821, and 
to the degree of Master of Arts in 1824, and settled in the 
practice of the law at Meadville. His wife was Priscilla 



FAMILY MEINIORIAL. 27 

Dunn, a daughter of Cornelius Van Home, originally from 
New Jersey, one of the first company of settlers on French 
Creek. Their children were, Timothy Cornelius Worm- 
sted Farrclly, Josephine Willis, Cornelius Van Home, 
who died 14 Jan. 1834, at the age of six years, and Har- 
riet. 4. Robert Wormsted, who was bom at Portsmouth, 
30 Jan. 1804, a graduate of the first class at Alleghany 
College, for several years a Midshipman in the U. S. Navy, 
and afterwards in the whaling service. 5. Sarah Weld 
Josephine Nau, who was born at Newark, N. J. 30 Dec. 
1812, the wife of Peter Joseph Maitland, a native of Phil- 
adelphia, who settled in Pittsburgh. They have one daugh- 
ter, Mary, who was born 28 Dec. 1833. 

Mr. Alden's second wife, Sophia Louisa Luker, a native 
of Farringdon in Berkshire, was the only child of George 
Mulcock, a merchant, born in Wiltshire, near Highworth, 
in Great Britain, who brought his family to the United 
States in 1795, and died at Philadelphia, 21 Dec. 1805, at 
the age of 44 years. By her he had one daughter, Caro- 
line Ann Grier Mulcock, who was born at Mcadville, 31 
Jul , 1823. 



No. 51. 2. Isaiah, who was bom 22 Sept. 1772, was grad- 
uated at Harvard University, in 1799 ; in 1817 settled in 
Meadville, and has devoted his life to the instruction of 
youth. His wife was Susanna, a daughter of Barnabas 
Hed2:e of Yarmouth. Their children were, 1. Betsey, the 
wife^f Augustus Bradley of Meadville. Their children 
were, Adeline Elizabeth, Warren Hedge, Augustus, Susan- 
na, and Harriet, who died in infancy. 2. Eunice Weld. 
3. Sarah Weld, the wife of the Rev. James Grier Wilson, 
a graduate of Alleghany College. 4. Weld Noble. 



No. 52. 3. Martin, who was bom 17 Oct. 1773; was grad- 
uated at Harvard University, in 1799 ; was ordained a 
Congregational Minister of the gospel, without a pastoral 
charge. 

No. 53. 4. Oliver, who was born 9 March, 1775, was ed- 
ucated a merchant in Charleston, S. C. in the house of 
Crocker & Sturges, whose wife Lucy, was a daughter of 
David Alden, Jr. formerly of Williamstown, Mass. but sub- 
sequently of Batavia, Ohio. Their children were Nancy 
Ward, Julia Ann, David Chandler, OHver Noble, Henry 
Williams, Charles Fox, Lucy, and Clinton. Mr. Alden was 
a magistrate many years, and was engaged in mercantile 



28 FAMILY MEMORIAL. 

pursuits till 1829, when he removed to Aldenia, a new vil- 
lage pleasantly situated on the western shore of Konney- 
aut Lake, Pennsylvania. 

No. 54. 5. Sarah Weld, who was born 17 Dec. 1776, the 
second wile of Capt. Isaac Matthews of Yarmouth, who 
died at sea, 5 Oct. 1827, as he was returning from a voy- 
age, in the 55th year of his age. 



No. 55. 6. Martha Shaw, who was born 8 Jan. 1778, the 
wife of Capt. Jeremiah Taylor, a native of Yarmouth, who 
having abandoned a sea-faring life, settled on a farm in 
Hawley, Mass. where he died. Their children were, 1. 
Oliver Alden, an alumnus of Alleghany and Union Colleges, 
and a graduate of both, a theological student at Andover, 
where he has resided for some time, engaged in translat- 
ing German authors for the press. 2. Mira, wiio died in 
her fourth year. 3. Sarah. 4. Martha. 5. Mary Fox, 
who died in her second year. 6. Timothy Alden, a mem- 
ber of Amherst College. 7. Rufus, a member of Amherst 
College. 8. Mary Joice. — [Rev. T. Mden. M. S. 

No. 56. Ill C. SAMUEL~ALDEN, 

the third son of Dea. Joseph Alden, settled at Titiquot, in 
Middleborough, and had four sons, 1. Samuel, who settled 
in North Bridgewater ; 2. Josiah ; 2. Simeon ; 4. Silas, 
who died in the 22d year of his age. 

No. 67. I D. SAMUEL ALDEN, 

was son of Samuel Alden of Titiquot, (who was a descend- 
ant of John Alden of Duxbury,) one of the first settlers in 
Bridgewater. He married a Williams, had seven sons, 
Daniel, Silas, Joseph, Samuel, Williams, Seth, and Hosea, 
and one daughter Hannah, who married James Cary. 
Samuel Alden died in 1816, aged 81. 

1. Daniel, married a Cary, had three sons, Otis, Daniel, 
and Alpheus, and one daughter Sally, who married a Burr. 
Otis married an Adams, Daniel 2d, married a Southworth. 
He and Alpheus live in Randolph. 

2. and 3. Silas and Joseph live in Jay, state of Maine. 

4. Samuel 2d, married a Ford, has one son Sanford, and 
three daughters, Mehitablc, Hannah, and Sally. 

5. Williams, married a Linfield, has three daughters, 
Mary, Lavina, and Clarissa. 

6. Seth, married a Southworth, and lives in Stougliton. 

7. Hosea, married an Edson. — \Canfs Genealogy, 42. 



FAMILY MEMORIAL. 29 

No. 58. 11 D. JOSIAII ALDEN, 

son of Samuel Alden of Titiquot, had three sons, Elijah, 
Hazael, Josiah. 

No. 59. HID. SIMEON ALDEN, 
brother of the preceding-, had eig-ht sons, 1. Simeon, who 
married Rachel French. (See French, No. 18, 7.) 2. Al- 
pheus ; 3. Silas, who married Polly French, (see French, 
No. 5, 9,) for his first wife, and Mrs. Charlotte, widow of 
Ezra Thayer, deceased, for Iiis second. (See Thayer, No. 
26, 8, and French, No. 18, 8.) 4. Solomon ; 5. David ; 6. 
Jonathan ; 7. Isaac ; 8. Lot. 



No. 60. IV C. Capt. SETH ALDEN,* 

the youngest son of Dea. Joseph Alden, had four sons, 1. 
Oliver ; 2. Seth, whose wife was Mary Carver. (See No. 
46.) 3. Caleb ; 4. Joseph. 

No. 61. Ill B. JOHN ALDEN, 

the third son of Joseph Alden of Bridg-ewater, married 
Hannah, a daug'hter of Capt. Ebenezer White of Wey- 
mouth. (See White, No. 30.) Their children were, 

1. David, who married Juda Paddleford, and settled in 
Middleborough. 

2. Priscilla, whose husband was Abraham Borden. 

3. Thankful, whose husband was Francis Eaton. 

4. Hannah, whose husband was Thomas Wood. 

5. Lydia, whose first husband was Samuel Eddy, and 
second John Fuller. 

6. Mary, wjiose husband was Noah Thomas. 

7. Abigail, whose husband was Nathan Thonms. 

8. Joseph, who nmrricd Hannah Hall ; settled in Mid- 
dleborough. 

9. John, who married Lydia Lazell for his first wife, 
and Rebecca Weston for his second, and settled in Mid- 
dleborough. 

*HIS EPITAPH. 

In memory of Capt. vSETII ALDEN, who departed tliis life G Septf-mbcr, 
1784, in tlie 7.5tli year of liis age. 
The corpse in silent darkness lies, 
Oin* friend is gone, the Captain dies ! 
In peace he lived, in peace he died: 
Sleeps sweetly by his consort's side. 
In this dark cell, they both rnnst lie, 
Till th' archangel rends the sky, 
And saints ascend to Christ on high. [Aldai^s Col, 



30 FAMILY MEMORIAL. 

10 Ebenezer, who married Anna Whitaker for his first 
wife, and Rebecca Smith for his second. At twenty years 
of age, he went with many others from New England, on 
the expedition to Cuba, where he was taken prisoner, and 
suffered great hardships, not being released under ten 
years. He settled in Ashfield. 

11. and 12. Samuel and Nathan, who died at an early 
age. 

]3. Noah, was settled in Bellingham, as a Minister of 
the Gospel. — [Alden^s Collection. 3, 67. 

No. 62. IX C. JOHN ALDEN, 

son of John and Hannah Alden, was the subject of the fol- 
lowing memoir, which was published in the Christian 
Watchman, of April 14, 1821, as follows : 

In Middleborough, the venerable John Alden, in the 103d 
year of his age. His great grandfather, whose name he 
bore, as did also his grandfather* and father, was one of 
the first settlers of New England, being one of the number 
who accompanied the Rev. Mr. Robinsonf from Europe to 
America in 1620, and is said to have been the man who first 
stepped upon the Plymouth Rock. His grand mother was 
the daughter of Mr. Peregrine White, | who was the first 
male child born in New England. Mr. Alden was married 
young, and his first wife, by whom he had five children, 
died at the age of 27. By his second and last wife he had 
14 children. His descendants are 19 children — 62 grand 
children — 134 great grand children, and 7 of the fifth gen- 
eration, 47 of this number we believe have deceased, and 
1 72 are now living. When his century sermon was preach- 
ed, he is understood to have said that he had read through 
his bible in course as many times as he was years old. He 
retained his bodily strength and mental energy to a re- 
markable degree. When more than one hundred years 
old, he would converse with great propriety upon religion, 
and occasionally repeat whole chapters and quote numer- 
ous passages from the sacred scriptures. He was the old- 
est man in the Old Colony, and probably the oldest in the 
Commonwealth. He had been a professor of religion and 
connected with a church upwards of 78 years, and was 
probably the oldest church member in the United States. 
" We understand," says the editor of the Old Colony Ga- 

*His grandfather was Joseph Ahlon ofBridgewater. (See No. 10.) 
fMr. Robin.son did not come to this country, hut (hed in Holland. 
Jllis mother was a daughter of Ca])t. Ebenezer White of Weymouth ; 
l)crhai)s she was the grand daughter of Peregrine White. 



FAMILY MEMORIAL. 31 

zette, "that his likeness was taken by a skillful portrait 
painter a few weeks before his death, to be deposited in 
the gallery of curiosities belonging to the Pilgrim Society, 
at Plymouth." 

The above memoir was probably taken from a manu- 
script book of the venerable John Alden, now in possession 
of Solomon Alden, Jr. Esq. of Bridgewater. 

No. 63. XIII C. Rev. NOAH ALDEN, 

the youngest son of John and Flannah Alden, was born in 
that part of Middleborough, called Titiquot, 31 May, 1725, 
and in time of a great revival of religion in 1741, became 
a convert, and, soon after, a preacher of the gospel of the 
baptist denomination. He was ordained over a society in 
Stafford, on the 5 June, 1755, and held his pastoral re- 
lation in that place for ten years. He was dismissed by 
the advice of a council, 28 August, 1765. Pie then tra- 
velled and preached in various places till he was installed 
in Bellingham, 12 November, 1766, where he was useful, 
as long as he lived. In December, 1763, he went through 
Woodstock and only preached one sermon there, but it was 
blessed for the conversion of one young man, who had been 
a leader in vanity, and he then became so in religion, and 
was afterwards a minister of the gospel. 

"Mr. Alden was a member of the convention which form- 
ed the Massachusetts' constitution of government, and so 
he was of that which adopted the constitution of the Unit- 
ed States. But the affairs of the church of Christ, and 
watching for souls, as one who must give an account to 
God, were his great concern, until he died, with great 
peace of mind, 5 May, 1797, nearly 72 years old." 

The subject of this article married Joanna Vaughan, by 
whom he had three sons and several daughters. 

[Aldeti^s Collection. 3, 66. 

No. 64. Ill A. DAVID ALDEN, 

the third son of Hon. John Alden, was the representative 
of Duxbury for a number of years, in the Old Colony Court, 
and in 1690 one of the assistants. He had two sons, Ben- 
jamin and Samuel, and one daughter Alice, who was mar- 
ried 5 December, 1 706, to Judah Paddock of Yarmouth, now 
Dennis, grandfather of the present Judah Paddock, Esq. 

No. 65. I B. BENJAMIN ALDEN, 

had four sons and one daughter, Mary, who was the wife 
of Doct. John Wadsworth, and the mother of John Wads- 



32 FAMILY MEMORIAL. 

worth, A. M. a much beloved tutor at Harvard Colleg-e. 
The sons of Benjamin Alden, were David, Bezaleel, Wrest- 
ling, and Abiathar ; the first and last of whom removed to 
the District of Maine. Abiathar, a Physician, and a man 
of uncommon metaphysical talents, to Scarborough, the 
other two spent their days in their native place. 

[Jllden^s Collection. 3, 207. 

No. 66. II B. Capt. SAMUEiTaLDEN,* 

was the second son of David Alden, and brother of Benja- 
min Alden, before mentioned. He was the father of Col. 
Ichabod Alden, a brave revolutionary officer, who fell at 
the time of the destruction of Cherry Valley. 



No. 67. IV A. Capt. JONATHAN ALDEN,t 

the fourth son of the Hon. John Alden, inherited and occu- 
pied the ancient homestead. He died in Februar3% 1G97, 
at the age of about 70 years. From the Duxbury records 
it appears that he married Abigail Ralat, 10 Dec. 1672, by 
whom he had four sons, 

* It is a remarkable circumstance tliat Capt. Samuel Alden, and Mrs. 
Alice Paddock, liis sister, two of the grand cliildren ot'one of tlielirst set- 
llers of the Old Colony, should have been u})on the stage at the com- 
mencement of the revoliitionaiy war. They lived to see the country [(co- 
pied with three millions of white inhabitants, and successfully opposing 
the ungenerous usurpation and tyranny of the parent en)])ire. Had any 
one told the first adventurers, who were often in the utmost jeo|)ardy from 
their siU"rounding enemies, that some of their grand cliildren would live 
to witness such an astonishing })opulaiion in the vast and dreary region 
which they beheld, overspread with uuknowji mnnbers of savages and 
beasts of prey, and estal)lishing national liberty and independence, they 
would have considered it as a thing utterly improbable, if not totally im- 
possible. 

Tliis gentleman was remarkable for his strength of mind, soundness of 
judgment, and exemplary deportmeiU through lift:'. He was a pious n)an, 
and was ever cheerful through the Christian hope which he had attained. 
He lived till he was impatient to depart and enter a happier state, though 
he suffered but little bodily distresss. 

"In memory of Capt. Sauuicl Alden, who died 24 February, 1781, aged 
92 years, 2 months and o days." — [Ibid, 3, 274. 

fCapt. Jonatlian Alden was buried under artns, 17 February, 1697, on 
wliicli occasion an adilross was delivereil at the grave, by the Rev. Icha- 
l)od Wiswall of Duxbm-y ; a cojiy of which is still preserved, and from 
which th(; following paragrajjhs are selected : 

" Neighbors and friends, we are assembled this day in a i)ostnre of 
mourning, to solenuiize the funeral of tiie prescmt deceased ; to pay our 
last tribute of respect to a person well known among us. I need not en- 
large upon his character, but in brief am bold to say thus much. Hestepji- 
ed over his youth without the usual stains ot' vanity. In his riper \fars, 
he imiirovc*! himself a good Connnon wealth's man, and which is the crown 



FAMILY MEMORIAL. 33 

1. Andrew, who settled in Lebanon, Connecticut. 

2. Jonathan, who also removed to Lebanon, and whose 
son Dea. Austin Alden, settled at Gorham, in the vicinity 
of Portland. 

3. John, who inherited the place of his father, was a 
Colonel of the militia, and died 24 July, 1739, at the age 
of 58 years. 

4. Deacon Benjamin Alden, who was drowned near the 
Gurnet, 14 April, 1741. 



No. G8. I B. ANDREW ALDEN, 

the oldest son of Capt. Jonathan Alden of Duxbury, settled 
at Lebanon in early life. He married Lydia Stanford, in 
his native place, and was more than 80 years of age at the 
time of his death. Their children were, 1. Jabin Alden. 

of all, a sincere christian ; one whose heart was in the house of God, even 
when his hofly was barred thence by tlie restraints of many diflicuitios 
which confined him at home. He could say in truth. Lord I have loved 
the habitation of thy house. He earnestly desired the enlargement of Je- 
rusalem, and inwardly lamented that the ways to Zion did mourn, because 
so few did flock to her solemn feasts, but is now united to that general 
assembly, where is no more cause of sorrow on that account. 

"As to his quality in our militia, he was a leader, and I dare say, rather 
loved, than feared of his company, etc. etc. 

" Fellow Soldiers, you are come to lay your leader in the dust, to lodge 
him in his quiet and silent repose. You are no more to follow him in the 
field. No sound of rallying drum, nor shrillest trumpet will awaken him 
till the general muster, when the Son of God will cause that trumpet to 
be blown, whose echoes shall shake the foundations of the heavens and 
the earth, and raise the dead ! 

"Fellow Soldiers, you have followed him into the field, appeared in 
your arms, stood your ground, marched, countermarched, made ready, 
advanced, fired, and retreated, and all at his command. You have been 
conformable to his military commands and postures, and it is to your cre- 
dit. But let me tell you, this day he has acted one posture before your 
eyes, and you are all at a stand ! No man stirs a foot after him : but the day 
is hastening wherein you must all conform to his present posture, I mean, 
be laid in the dust." 

After offering various serious exhortations, with many scriptural refer- 
ences, Mr. Wiswall concludes his address in this manner: 

"Fellow Soldiers, Oh, consider how dreadfid it will prove, if, after you 
have, with a matchless bravery of s{)irit, acted the part of soldiers on earth, 
you should in the mean time, forget your christian armour and discipline, 
and be numbered among those mentioned in Ezek. 32 — 26, 27, who, hav- 
ing been the terror of the mighty in the land of the living, yet went down 
to hell with their weapons of war,their iniquities remaining upon theirbones! 
which, that you may all escape, follow your deceased leader as he follow- 
ed Christ, and then, though death may, for a short space of time, tyrannize 
over your frail bodies in the grave, yet you shall rise with him in triumph, 
when the great trum|»et shall sound, and appear listed in the muster roll 
of the Prince of the Kings of the earth, the Captain of our eternal salva- 
tion. — [Aldeii's Collection, 3, 276. 

5 



34 FAMILY MEMORIAL. 

2. John Alden, whose ivife was Elizabeth Ripley, and 
whose children were Parthenia, the wife of Woodbridge 
Little, Esq., Violetta, the wife of Isaac Fitch, John, Judah, 
Captain of a company in the revolutionary war. Hon. 
Roger Alden of Meadville, Elizabeth, twin sons, Elizabeth. 

3. Prince Alden, whose wife was Mary Fitch, and whose 
children were Mary Mason Fitch, Abigail, Sarah, Lydia, and 
Andrew. 

4. Andrew Alden, whose wife was Rebecca Stanford, by 
whom he had one daughter, Fear. 

5. Walter Alden, whose wife was the widow Irene Black- 
man. 

6. Lydia Alden, whose husband was Seth Alden, a son 
of Jonathan Alden, before mentioned, and whose children 
were Seth, Sybil, Jonathan, Lydia, Felix, Joab, Melissa, 
Sarah, Christian. 

7. William Alden, whose wife was Metcalf, and 

whose children were Eunice, William, Jabin, Sarah, Lydia, 
and Andrew. — [^^ildeii^s Collection. 4, 140. 



No. 69. II. B JONATHAN ALDEN, 

the second son of Capt. Jonathan Alden, whose wife was 

Arnold of Marshfield, by whom he had three sons, 

vSeth, Austin, Josiah, also removed to Lebanon, where he 
departed this life at a great age. — [/6. 4, 140. 

■ ■■— »i^i^— 

No. 70. Ill B. Col. JOHN ALDEN, 

the third son of Capt. Jonathan Alden, had four sons, 

1. John Alden, who died in infancy. 

2. Capt. Samuel Alden, who was master of a merchant 
ship, and died at Bristol, England, where he married 
Edith and died about the year 1744. 

3. Capt. Judah Alden, master of a vessel, who died on 
his passage to Scotland. 

4. Col. Briggs Alden, who owned and occupied the an- 
cient seat of his ancestors, and died in October, 1797, at 
the age of 74 years. 

He also had three daughters. 

5. Abigail, the wife of Benjamin Loring, who died at the 
age of 88 years. 

6. Deborah, who died a young woman in 1730. 

7. Abigail ? (quere) the wife of Col. Anthony Thomas 
of Marshfield. 

No. 71. JVC. Col. BRIGGS ALDEN, 

son of Col. John Alden, had nine children, viz : 



FAMILY MEMORIAL 35 

1. Hannah, who was the wife of Capt. John Gray of 
Boston, and died in 1790, at the age of 47. 

2. John, who was drowned in 1766, at the age of 21. 

3. Deborah, whose first husband was Caleb Coffin of 
Nantucket, and second, Isaac Belknapof Newburgh,in the 
state of New York, where she died in 1792. 

4. Judah, a member of the General Court of Massachu- 
setts, and Justice of the Peace. 

5. Nathaniel. 6. Edith. 7. Abigail, the first wife of 
the Hon. Bezaleel Hay ward of Bridgewater. 

8. Samuel, who died in November, 1778, by a wound he 
received in the Penobscot expedition, under Gen. Lovell. 

9. Amherst, who died in 1804, at the age of 45 years. 

No. 72. V A. ELIZABETlT^LDEN, 

the oldest daughter of the Hon. John Alden, was the wife 
of William Paybody of Little Compton, in the state of 
Rhode Island. 

The following paragraph is from the Boston News-Let- 
ter, 17 June, 1717, and is retained in Judge Sewall's Phoe- 
nomena Qucedam Apocalyptica, published in 1727, in con- 
nexion with sundry other statements, in evidence of the 
longevity of the first settlers of the Old Colony, and of their 
immediate descendants : 

" Little Compton, 31 May. This morning died here, 
Mrs. Elizabeth Paybody, late wife of Mr. William Paybody, 
in the 93d year of her ag-e. She was a daughter of John 
Alden, Esq. and Priscilla his wife, daughter of Mr. William 
Mullins. This John Alden and Priscilla Mullins were mar- 
ried at Plymouth, in New England, where their daughter 
Elizabeth was born. She was exemplary, virtuous, and 
pious, and her memory is blessed. She has left a numer- 
ous posterity. Her grand daughter Bradford, is a grand 
mother." — lJllden''s Collection^ 3, 279. 



No. 73. VI A. SARAH ALDEN, 

the second daughter of the Hon. John Alden, was the wife 
of Alexander Standish, a son of Capt. Myles Standish. 

[lb. 3, 267. 

Note. — While tlie memorial of Plymouth survives, the name of Alden, 
a brief account of whom is found in Eliot and Allen, cannot be forgotten. 
Many of his descendants are in honorable place in various parts of the 
United States, of whom one is an indefatigable antiquary, the President of 
a College at Meadville, in Pennsylvania, to whose collection of Epitaphs, 
many acknowledgments are due. The ancestor and his genealogical se- 
ries down to the present hour, are found in Vol, III. 264 — 274. [Win- 
throp's Journal, Vol. 1. p. 131, by James Savage] 



36 FAMILY MEMORIAL. 

No. 74. VII A. RUTH ALDEN, 

the third daughter of the Hon. John Alden, icas the wife of John 
Bass oj Braintrec, (now Quincy) a so7i of Dea. Samuel Bass. 
(See Bass, Nos. 1 and 1 1. —[Jllden's Coll. 3, 267. 



No. 75. VIII A. MARY ALDEN, 

the youngest daughter of the Hon. John Alden, was the 
wife of Thomas Dillano.*— /6. 3, 268. 

*DeIano, Philip Plymouth, 1023. The name was first spelled De la 
Noye, by which we may conclude that he was a French protestant, who 
had united himself to the church of Leyden. 

[Savage, M. S. Note. Farmer.] 



THE FAMILY OF ADAMS. 



No. 1. HENRY ADAMS,* 

the ancestor of a numerous posterity in this country, came 
to Mount Wollaston, (now Quincy, but orig-inally a part of 
Boston. He was accompanied to New England by eight 
sons, viz. 

1. Henry, born in 1604 ; 2. Samuel — 3. Thomas — 4. Pe- 
ter — 5. Edward — 6. Jonathan — 7, John — 8. Joseph, born 
in 1626. 

No. 2. I A. HENRY ADAMS,t 

son of Henry Adams, married Elizabeth Paine, 17, 8, 
1643, at Braintree, and had three children born there, viz. 
F. Eleazer, born 5, (i, 1G44 I 3. Elizabetl), bom 11,9, 1(349 

2. Jasper, " 23 June, 1647 | 

Children born in Mcdfield. 

4. John, born 14 July, 1G52 I G. Henry, born VJ Nov. 1657 

5, Moses, " 26 Oct. 1654 j 7. Samuel, '• 10 Dec. 1661 

No. 3. VIII A. JOSEPH ADAMS,| 

the youngest son of Henry Adams senior, who was born in 

* " It appears by his last will, (attested by Benjamin Albcc and Richard 
Bracket,) that he had a wife then living, and a daughter Ursula. Of them 
there is no notice upon the town records. They may have removed with 
some of the brothers and died in another town." 

Ilemy Adams was buried on the 8 of October, 1646. 

t " He was the first Town Clerk of Braintree. He soon afterwards re- 
moved to Medfield with three of his brothers, Peter, Edward, and Jona- 
than, and was the first Town Clerk there as he had been at Braintree. lie 
had four children born in Medfield." 

" His brothers, Samuel and Thomas, settled in Chelmsford, and were 
among the earliest settlers of that town, which was incorporated in 16.55. 
If any one of the brothers returned to England, as stated by Aldcn and 
others, it must have been John, o^ whom there is no further trace in this 
country." 

t Mr. J. Q. Adams says, " He was a Maltster by trade, as I believe the 
first Henry had been, and as their descendants continued to be till within 
the memory of my father. He bequeathed by his will a considerable es- 
latc for those times, to eight children, three sons, Joseph, John, and Peter, 



38 FAMILY MEMORIAL. 

England, in 1G26, was admitted freeman in 1653. He mar- 
ried^ Abigail, daughter of Capt. John Baxter, 26 Nov. 1650, 
by whom he had twelve children, viz. -v^' > tisM v ^ r 

1. Hannah, born 13, 9, 1G52 



2. Josepli, " 24, 10, 1654 

3. John, " 12, 11, 1656 
died 27, 11, 16.56 

4. Abigail,- born 27, 12, 1658 

5. John and J „ 3 jq j^^^j 
h. liethia, ^ ' ' 



7. JMary, born 9, 8, 1663 
died an infant. 

8. Samuel, . born 6, 7, Ifif^o 

9. Mary, vA " 25, 12, 1667 

10. Peter, " 7, 12, 1669 

11. Jonathan, « 31,11, 1671 

12. Mehitable,bapt.23, 9, 1678 



and five daughters, Hannah Savill, Abigail Bass, Bethiah Webb, Mary 
Bass, and Mehitabie Adams, who afterwards, 21 July, 1697, married Thom- 
as White, Jr. of Braintree. The Dwelling House, Malt House, and the 
bulk of the j)roperty were left to Peter, the youngest son, who was also 
constituted sole Executor of the will. The elder sons, Joseph and John, 
bad doubtless had some provision made for them before. To Joseph, the 
eldest son, the bequest is only of one acre of salt meadow. To John, who 
was a merchant in Boston, forty pounds sterling, and ten bushels of ap- 
ples a year from the farm bequeathed to Peter, whenever John should send 
to fetch them. To 3Iehitable, twenty pounds sterling, the parlor chamber, 
feather bed and the furniture belonging to it, and the right to live in the 
house given to Peter, as long as she should live a Maid." He served at 
different times in the town otficesof Surveyor of Highways and of Select- 
man. On the 10th of April, 1673, he was associated in this latter office 
with Edmund Quincy. His son John, who removed to Boston, was the 
father of Samuel Adams, (See No. 33,) and grandfather of the distinguish- 
ed Patriot of that name. 

Joseph Adams died 6 Dec. 1694, aged 68. 

Abigail Adams died 27 Aug. 1692, aged 58. 



The following was from the pen of His Excelleny John Quincy Adams, 
with many of the remarks relating to the genealogy of this family: 

The statement in Alden's Collection, that the first Henry Adams came 
with his family from Devonshire, was received by the Collector of the Epi- 
taphs from my father, but I believe it was not from Devonshire, but from 
Braintree in the County of Essex, that he came. My father supposed that 
they formed a part of the company that came with Gov. Winthrop, in 

1630, most of whom were from Devonshire, but at the time when my fath- 
er formed this opinion, Gov. Winthrop's Journal had not been published, 
and he had never seen it. The evidence upon which my opinion is found- 
ed is contained in that book. When Winthrop and his company arrived 
in June, 1630, Mount Wollaston was in possession of Thomas Morton. In 
Savage's edition of Winthrop's Journal, vol. 1, p. 34, is the following en- 
try, under date of 30 September, 1630. 

}C)30. Thomas Morton adjudged to be imprisoned, till he were sent in- 
to England and his house burnt down, for his many injuries offered to the 
Indians and other misdemeanors. 

Governor Dudley's letter to the Countess of Lincoln, dated 28 March, 

1631, expresly says that the settlement at Mount W^ollaston had vanished 
away. 1. Hist. Collections, 8, 37. 

1632, 14 August. "The i?ra??i//-ee company, ( hich had begun to sit 
down at Mount WoIIaston,)by order of Court removed to Newtown. These 
ivcre Mr. Hoaker^s Companii" Savage's WJnthro])'s Journal, 1, 37. 

Mr. Hooker had been a Lecturer at Chelmsford, in the County of Es- 
6CX, in 1630 ; he was silenced as a non-conformist, and laid under bonds 



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FAMILY MEMORIAL. 39 

No. 4. IB. HANNAH ADAMS, 

daughter of Joseph and Abigail Adams, was married to 
Samuel Savill, 10, 2, 1672, and had by him five children, 

born 19, Feb. 1G80 



1. 


Ilannali, 


born 1.3, 


5, 


1074 


3. 


William, & 


2. 


Abigail, 


« 14, 


Feb. 


1G78 


4. 
5. 


Deborah, 
Bethiah, 



• 17, Ort. 1G81 

On the 21 day of August, 1727, Mr. Samuel Savill was 
chosen deacon of the Church. — [Church Records. 

to appear before the Court of High Coininission. lie forfeited his bonds 
which were paid' by a subscription among his flock, and took refuge in Hol- 
land, where he preached at Amsterdam and at Rotterdam for the sjjace of 
two years. He then returned to England, and embarked clandestinoly 
for New England. lie arrived in September, 1(J3.3. His Company from 
Chelmsford and tlie neigubor'.-ig village of Braintree, had arrived the year 
before, and it is uf them tliat Winthrop speaks in the above extract from 
his Journal. 

They had begun it seems to sit down at Mount Wollaston, but by order 
of the General Court, were removed to Newtown, where on the 11th of 
October, 1G33, Mr. Hooker was chosen the Pastor. But at the General 
Court at Boston, 15 May, 1G34, "those of Newtown complained uf strait- 
ness for want of land, especially meadow, and desired leave of the Court 
to look out either for enlargement or removal, which was granted."' 

[Journal, p. 132. 

And in September, 1G34, this straitness for want of lands, caused the 
first application of Mr. Hooker and part of his com|)any to remove to Hart- 
ford, which was afterwards effected. In the mean time at the General 
Court assendjled on this occasion at Newtown, 3 Sept. 1G34, it was order- 
ed that Boston shoukl have enlargement at Mount Wollaston and Rumney 
Marsh — Mount Wollaston became thereby a part of the town of Boston. 
On the 11 December, 1G34, and again on the 18, the inhabitants of Boston 
chose seven men to make division of the Town Lands in the Bay. 

Journal, 1, 1.52. 

1G3G, 8 Sept. "The inhabitants of Boston who had taken their farms and 
" lots at Mount Wollaston, finding it very bnniensome to have tlieir bn- 
"siness, &c. so far off, desired to gather a Cliurch there — many meetings 
" were about it. The great let was in regard it was given to Boston for 
" upholding the town and Church there, which end would l)e frustrated 
" by the removal of so many chief men as vvoidd go thither. For helping 
" of this it was propounded that such as dwelt there should pay six pence 
"the acre yearly, for such lands as lay within a mile of the water, and 
" three pence for that which lay fmtlier oflT." 1G39, 17 Sept. a Church 
was gatliered at the Mount. — [Journal, 1, 308. 

Mount Wollaston had been formerly laid to Boston, but many poor men 
having lots assigned them there, and not aiile to use those lands and dwell 
still in Boston, they i)etitioncd the town first, to have a minister there, and 
after to have leave to gather a church there, which the town at length, 
(upon some small composition,) gave way unto — so this day they gather- 
ed a church after the usual manner, and chose one Mr. Thomson, a very 
gracious, sincere man, and Mr. Flint, a godly man also, their ministers. 

[p. 313. 

19 Nov. There was now a church gathered at the Mount, and Mr. 
Thomson, (a very holy man, who had been an instrument of much good 
at Acomenticns,) was ordained the pastor, the 19 of the 9 month. — [p. 323. 

At a General Court of Flections, held at Boston, May 13, 1()40, the pe- 



40 FAMILY MEIMORIAL. 

No. 5. II B. JOSEPH ADAMS, 

son of Joseph and iVbigail Adams, married Mary Chapin, 
in 1682, by whom he had two daughters. Mrs. Adams, 
born 27, 6, 1662. 

1. Mary, born G February, 168.3 | 2. Abigail, born 17 February, 1G84 
Mrs. Mary Adams, died 14 June, 1687. His second wife 
was Hannah, daughter ol Jolin and Ruth Bass, and grand 
daughter of the Hon. John Alden. (See Alden No. 74, and 
Bass No. 11.) 



•3. .Joseph, born 1 Jan. 1689 

4. John, " 8 Feb. 1691 

5. Samuel, " 28 Jan. 1()94 
G. Josiah, " 8 Feb. 1G9G 



7. Hannah, born 21 Feb. 1G98 

8. Ruth, " 21 March, 1700 

9. Bethiah, « 13 June, 1702 

10. Ebenczer, " 30 Dec. 1704 



Mrs. Hannah Adams died 24 Oct. 1 705. His third wife 
was EHzabeth by whom he had one child, viz : 

Caleb, born 26 May, 1710, and died 4 June, 1710. 

Joseph Adams died 12 Feb. 1737. He was at the death 
of his father 40 years of age, and in 1698 — 9, was chosen 
a Selectman of Braintree. 

Mrs. Elizabetli Adams died Feb. 1739. 

No. 6. I C. MARY ADAMS, 

daughter of Joseph and Mary Adams, was married to Ephra- 
im Jones of Braintree, 1 April, 1714. 

No 7. II C. ABIGAIL ADAMS, 

daughter of Joseph and Mary Adams, was married to Scth 

tition of the inhabitants of Mount Woliaston was voted, and granted them 
to be a town according to tlie agreetnent with Boston, and the town to be 
railed Brainlree. — [Hancock's Sermons, p. 21. 

Lastly, the Wonder Working Providence, published in London in 1654, 
which gives a particular account of the first churches gathered in New 
England, and says under date of the year 1(>40, "About this time there 
was a Town and Church i)lanted at Mount Woliaston and named Brain- 
tree ; it was occasioned l>y some old planters and certain Farmers belonging 
to the great Town of Boston ; they had formerly one Mr. Wheelwright to 
preach unto them, (till this Government could no longer contain them,) 
they many of them in the mean time belonging to the Church of Christ 
at Boston, but after his departure, they gathered into a Church themselves, 
havintr some enlargement of land, they began to be well peopled, calling 
to oftice nmmig them the Reverend and Godly Mr. William Thomson, 
and Mr.Hem-y Flint, the one to the office of a Pastor, the other of a Teach- 
er. — [If'on'ler If'orking Providence, Chap. 18, p. Hi\. 

Coujparing together these extracts, it appears to me highly probable 
that the Braintree company mentioned by Winthrop in 16-32, as hav- 
ing I)egun to settle at .'Mniuit Woliaston, did not remove to Newtown, or 
at least remained, most of them, where they had beirun to settle. That 
they were the old planters UK'ntioned by the Wonder Working Providence, 
and that it was at their solicitation that the name Braintree, the place in 
England, whence they came, was given to the town. 



FAMILY MEMORIAL. 41 

Chapin, Jr. ofMendon. She died before her father, who 
by his will left a small bequest to her children. The Rev. 
Dr. Chapin, President of Columbia College, in the District 
of Columbia, is her great grandson. 



No. 8. Ill C. JOSEPH ADAMS, 

son of Joseph and Hannah Adams, was graduated at Har- 
vard College, in 1710, and that same year kept the town 
school in Braintree. The 16 Nov. 1715, he was settled in 
the Ministry at Newington, N. H. which station he sus- 
tained for 67 years, and died 26 May, 1783, aged 93 years. 

Allen's Biographical Dictionary mentions him as a Min- 
ister remarkable for longevity — and notices two of his ser- 
mons that were published. He was, while he lived, emi- 
nent in his profession, and there are respectable descend- 
ants from him still residing in New Hampshire. 

In his father's will, dated 23 July, 1731, he says, "I have 
given my son Joseph Adams a Liberal Education, and do 
hereby further give to him, his heirs, &c. five pounds to be 
paid in money by my Executors, within one year after my 
decease." The will mentions also the sons Samuel and 
Josiah, having been provided with portions, and leaves 
them small bequests. He gives most of his estate to the 
two sons John and Ebenezer, whom he constitutes jointly 
his Executors. 



No. 9. IV C. JOHN ADAMS,* 

son of Joseph and Hannah Adams, married Susannah Boyl- 
ston of Brookline, by whom he had three children, viz. 

1. Jolm, bom 19 Oct. 17-3.5 | 3. Elihii, bom 29 May, 1741 

2. Peter Boylston, " IG Oct. 1738 | 

No. 10. I D. JOHN ADAMS,t 

son of Deacon John and Susannah Adams, was graduat- 
ed at Harvard University, in 1755. He married Abigail, 
daughter of the late Rev. William Smith of Weymouth, 24 
Feb. 1764. Their children were, 

1. Abigail, bom 14 July, 17G5 | 4. Charles, born 

2. John Quincy, " 11 July, 17(17 j 5. Thomas Boylston, " 15 Sept. 1772 

3. Susannah, " 28 Dec. 1768 \ 

Susannah was born at Boston, and probably Charles. 

*He was chosed Deacon of the Church in Braintree, 11 May, 1747. 

[Church Records. 

\ In the History of Quincy, by the Rev. George Whitney, is the follow- 
ing Memoir of this distinguished Patriot of the Revolution : 

" John Adams, son of John Adams, senior, a respectable and valued cit- 
izen of this place, born 19 Oct. (Old Style,) 1735. 

6 



42 FAMILY MEMORIAL, 

No. 11. IE. ABIGAIL ADAMS, 

was married to the Hon. William Smith of New York, by 
whom she had three ciiildren, viz. 

1. William Steuben, I 3. Caroline Amelia, 

2. John Adams, | 

She died 15 Aug-ust, 1813, at the age of 48 years. Be- 
fore her death she removed to Quincy. 

His life was one of the most eventful recorded in the annals of history, 
and his name will ever be remembered among the benefactors of his 
country, and among the glorious assertcrs of the rights of man. When 
quite young he was not distinguished for an ardent love of learning, to 
which he afterwards so severely applied himself. Study was rather an irk- 
some task to him ; and to those acquainted with his youthful spirit, books 
seemed but the fetters of a mind, in coming years destined to work won- 
ders in the cause of freedom. It has been most justly observed, that man 
is in a great measure the creature of accidental circumstance, and never 
perhaps was this remark more clearly illustrated, than in the history of the 
early life of John Adams. 

To those who knew any thing of the last days of this great man, it is 
wholly unnecessary to mention how gre.at were his conversational powers, 
and that to all who were so fortunate as to hsten to him, the fund of an- 
ecdote from which he drew for their instruction, no less than entertain- 
ment, was inexhaustible. It was his delight to speak of interesting inci- 
dents, which had been connected with himself, not through vanity or os- 
tentation, for these were not a part of his nature, but to bring conviction 
to the mind, that of much that was considered abstract truth, there were 
found sensible illustrations in common life. The follovving anecdote, re- 
lated by him, even to the last days of his life, with all that good humour, 
which was so characteristic of him, it is jiresumed, has not yet passed 
away from the minds of many who have heard it from his own lips ; a 
few only of his strong expressions are remembered. 

" When I was a boy, I had to study the Latin Grammar, but it was dull 
and I hated it. My father was anxious to send me to College, and there- 
fore I studied the Grammar till I could bear with it no longer; and going 
to my father, I told him I did not like study, and asked for some other em- 
ployment. It was opposing his wishes and he was quick in his answer, 
" Well John," said he, " if Latin Grammar does not suit you, you may try 
ditching, perhaps that will ; my meadow yonder needs a ditch, and you 
may put by Latin and try that." This seemed a delightful change, and to 
the meadow I went. But I soon found ditching harder than Latin, and 
the first forenoon was the longest I ever experienced. That day I rat the 
bread of labour, and glad was I when night came on. That night I made 
some comparison between Latin Grammar and ditching, but said not a 
word about it. I dug the next forenoon, and wanted to retiun to Latin at 
dinner, but it was humiliating, and I coidd not do it. y\t night, toil conquer- 
ed pride, and I told my father, one of the severest trials of my life, that if 
he chose, I would go back to Latin Grammar. He was glad of it, and if 
I have since gained any distinction, it has been owing to the two days la- 
bour in that abominable ditch." 

He was prepared for College in the school of jMr. Joseph Marsh, then a 
distinguished instructcr in this place, and was graduated at Harvard Uni- 
versity in 1755. After leaving College, he kept a school in the town of 
Worcester ; studied law with Col. James Putnam of the same place, and 



FAMILY MEMORIAL. 43 

No. 12. 11 E. JOHN QUINCY ADAMS, 

married Catharine Louisa Johnson, daughter of Joshua 
Johnson of Maryland, by whom he had three sons, viz. 

1. George Washington, I 3. Cliarles Francis. 

2. John, died 23 October, 18.34. j 

" He was graduated at Harvard University in 1787, and 
appointed Professor of Rhetoric and Oratory, in the same 
institution in 1806. He was sent Minister to several of the 
Courts of Europe, filled other important offices in Govern- 
ment, was made Secretary of State by President Munroe, 
in 1817, and in 1825 was President of the United States." 

[History of Quincy, p. 53. 

No. 13. I F. GEORGE WASHINGTON ADAMS, 

was graduated at Harvard University in 1821, engaged in 
the study and practice of law, in Boston, and was chosen a 
Representative to the General Court from that city, in 1826. 

while engaged in this study, wrote his iamous letter, so prophetical of the 
greatness ofliis country. 

In his |)rofession he became early distinguished, and was appointed 
Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. lie was foremost among tliat band 
of Patriots, who laid the foundation of the Independence of our Country. 
His conduct in the cause of Preston, with liis iriend Josiah Quincy, Jr. 
would of itself have made his fame enduring. 

lie was a member of the first Congress, in 1774, and was the bold ad- 
viser of the Declaration of Independence, lie was chosen on the com- 
mittee to draft that paper, and eloquently defended it. He was sent Min- 
ister Plenijjotentiary to the Court of France, the same to the United Pro- 
vinces, and was many years the American Minister in France and Eng- 
land. In 1789 he was chosen Vice President of the U. S. and in 1797 was 
chosen President. In 1817 he was chosen one of the electors for the choice 
of President. In 1820 he was sent by bis native town to the convention 
for the purpose of amending the Constitution. He was elected President 
of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences; had been a metnber of 
various other societies — fdled the most important stations in the gift of the 
people, and received the highest honours from our Universities and Colleges. 

The latter part of his life was spent in ])rivate retirement. As an ora- 
tor, be was one of the most powerful his country ever beheld. It was the 
remark of Thomas Jefferson, that on the subject of the Independence of 
the Colonies, John Adams, by his eloqu<;nce, " moved us from our seats." 
In learning he was profound, and in religious knowledge surpassed the 
Theologians of his age. He died at 6 o'clock, P. M. on the 4th of July, 
1826, in the XCI year of his age. 

The remarkable circumstance of his death, as well as that of his co-pat- 
riot and friend, Thomas Jetferson, on the same day, are too well known to 
need further remark. It may be worth while to mention, that previous to 
the fom-th of July, he had been solicited to give a sentiment for his fellow 
townsmen at that days' celebration. "I will give," said he, '■'■Independence 
forever.'''' On being asked if he would add any thing, he answered, "not 
a syllable. This sentiment was drank amidst the united acclamations of 
his fellow townsmen, perhaps at the very tnoment when his spirit was re- 
turning to God who gave it. — [History of Qidncy. 



44 FAMILY MEMORIAL. 

No. 14. Ill F. CHARLES FRANCIS ADAMS, 

was graduated at Harvard University in 1825, engaged in 
the study of Law in Washington, D. C. 



No. 15. IV E. CHARLES ADAMS, 

son of John and Abigail Adams, married Sarah, daughter 
of John Smith, Esq. of New York. Tlieir children were, 
1. Susannah Boylston, ] 2. Abigail Louisa Smith. 

Mr. Adams wasgradnatedat Harvard University in 1789, 
engaged in the study and practice of tlie Law in New York, 
and shortly after died there at the age of 30 years. 



No. 16. VE. THOMAS BOYLSTON ADAMS, 

brother of the preceding, married Ann, daughter of Joseph 
Harrod of Haverhill. Tiieir children were. 



1. Abigail Smith, 

2. Elizabeth Coombs, 

3. Thomas Boylston, 



4. Isaac Hull, 

5. Jolin Quincy, 
G. Josepj] Harrod. 



He was graduated at Flarvard University in 1790, enter- 
ed upon the practice of the Law, and was appointed Chief 
Justice for the Southern Circuit of the Court of Common 
Pleas. Judge Adams died 12 March, 1832. 



No. 17. II D. PETER BOYLSTON ADAMS, 

son of Dea. John and Susannah Adams, married Mary 

Crosby, 20 August, 1768. Their children were, 

1. Marv, born 4 March, 1769 | .3. Ann, born 19 April, 177-3 

2. Boylston, " 24 April, 1771 j 4. Susannah, " 11 Aug. 1777 



No. 18. Ill D. ELIHU ADAMS, 

brother of the preceding, married Thankful, daucrhter of 
Joseph White, Jr. 20 Sept. 1765, (See White No. 24,) and 
settled in the South precinct of Braintree, (now Randolph.) 
Their children were, 

1. John, I 3. Elisha. 

2. Susannah, ] 

Mrs. Adams survived her husband, and was afterwards 
married to Aaron Hobart, Esq. of Abington, by whom she 
had four children. 



No. 19. V C. SAMUEL ADAMS, 

son of Joseph and Hannah Adams, married Sarah, daugh- 
ter of Dea. Moses Paine, 6 Oct. 1720. (See Paine No. 10.) 
Their children were, 



FAMILY MEMORIAL. 



45 



1. Sntnuel, born 15 June, 1723 

2. Sarah, " 4 March, 172(5 
a Mary, " 4 A|)ril, 1728 

Died 5 July, 17:30. 

4. Joseph, born 27 Nov. 1730 



5. Moses, born 31 Jan. 1733 

6. Aaron, " 29 Jiilv, 1736 

Died G March, 1740. 

7. Elijah, born 1(> March, 1738 

8. Nathaniel, " 19 Jan. 1755 



No. 20. I D. SAMUEL ADAMS, Jr., 

married Submit Crane, 10 Jan. 1767, had no children's 
names on Record, in Braintree. 



No. 21. V D. MOSES ADAMS, 

brother of the preceding, married Mary 
born, 1. Mary, born 6 Aug-. 1773. 
Moses Adams, died 9 Oct. 1778. 



by whom was 



No. 22. VI C. JOSIAH ADAMS, 

son of Joseph and Hannah Adams, married Bethiah, daugh- 
ter of Samuel and Hannah Thompson, 20 Nov. 1718. 
Mrs. Adams born 20 March, 1G93. Their children were, 

3. Joseph, born 4 July, 1729 
Died 30 July, 1729. 

4. Edward, born 4 May, 1731 

Josiah Adams and his wife were dismissed from the church 
in Braintree to the church in Mendon, 6 June, 1735. 

[Church Records. 



1. Josiah, born 30 Sept. 1722 

Died 20 Jan. 1723. 

2. Josiah, born G Sept. 1727 



No. 23. VII C. HANNAH ADAMS, 

sister of the preceding, was married to Benjamin Owen of 
Braintree, 4 Feb. 1725. 



No. 24. VIII C. RUTH ADAMS, 

sister of the preceding, was married to the Rev. Nathan 
Webb of Uxbridge, Ms. 23 Nov. 1731. 

No. 25. IX C. BETHIAH ADAMS, 

another sister of the preceding, was married to Ebenezer 
Hunt of Weymouth, 28 April, 1737. 



No. 26. X C. EBENEZER ADAMS, 

a brother of the preceding, married Anne, daughter of Pe- 
ter Boylston of Brookline. Their children were, 

1. Peter, born 11 Jime, 1730 1 4. El)pnezer, born 15 Marcii, 1737 

Died 2 July, 1730. | 5. Zabdiel, " 5 Nov. 1739 

2. Anne, born 24 July, 1731 G. Micajah, " G 3Iarch, 1741 

3. Boylston, " 28 Feb. 1734 1 



46 FAMILY MEMORIAL, 

No. 27. Ill D. BOYLSTON ADAMS, 

son of the preceding-, married Molly . Their children 

were, 

1. Mary, born 9 Feb. 1755 | 3. Elizabeth, born 8 Feb. 1759 

2. Anue, " 24 Feb. 1757 | 

No. 28. I E. MARY ADAMS, 

was married to Elkanah Thayer of Braintree, 10 February, 
1772.— [See Thayer No. 84 12.] 



No. 29. II E. ANNE ADAMS, 

was married to Josiah Vinton of Braintree, 27 Oct. 1776. 

Their children were, 

1. Josiah, born 27 July, 1777 | 4. Abel, born 1 Jan. 1784 

2. Boylston, « 10 Dec. 1779 | 5. Nancy Adams, " 26 iMar. 1786 

3. Thomas, " 5 Sept. 1781 | Died 26 Feb. 1806, se. 19 years 11 in. 

No. 30. IV D. Dea. EBENEZER ADAMS, 

son of Ebenezer and Anne Adams, married Mehitable 
Spear, 14 Dec. 1758. Their children were, 

Alies, born 10 June, 1770 

7. Thomas, baptised 2 Aug. 1772 

8. Anne Boylston, " 23 Nov. 1774 
I, " 24 Sept. 1777 



No. 31. V D. ZABDIEL ADAMS, 

brother of the preceding, was one of the students of Mr. 
Joseph Marsh, was graduated at Harvard University, in 
1759, and ordained Minister of Lunenburgh, on the 5 Sept. 
1764. He continued many years an eminent minister of 
the gospel, and died 1 March, 1801, aged 62. 



1. Joseph, 


born 25 Aug. 


1759 


6. / 


2. Mehitable, 


" 21 Dec. 


1760 


7.': 


3. Ebenezer, 


» 9 May, 


1762 


8.^ 


4. Josiah, 


« 17 Oct. 


1763 


9.] 


5. Zabdiel, 


" 9 Dec. 


1767 1 





No. 32. IV B. ABIGAIL ADAMS, 

daughter of Joseph and Abig-ail Adams, was married to 
John, son of John and Ruth Bass. — [See Bass No. 12, 1. B.] 



No. S3. V B. JOHN ADAMS, 

brother of the preceding, married Hannah . Their 

children were, 

1. Hannah, born 24 June, 1685 | 3. Samuel, baptised, 12, 3, 1689 

2. John, " 28, 7, 1687 | 4. Abijali, born in Boston. 

Mr. Adams was a merchant in Boston, where his young- 
est son was born, and perhaps Samuel, who was the fath- 
er of Gov. Samuel Adams. — [See No. 3.] 



FAMILY MEMORIAL. 47 

No. 34. VI B. BETHIAH ADAMS, 

sister of the preceding, was married to John Webb of 
Braintree, May, 1680. 




No. 35. IX B. ^MARY ADAMS, ^^.Tf 

a sister of the preceding-, was married to Samuel Webb, 
16 Dec. 1686. Her second husband was Samuel^ son of 
John and Ruth Bass.— [See Bass No. 27.] V^'-^ ^tirv^'^.d Sf^ ;^^'^,' 
"Mary and Samuel, her sister and brother, are supposed /'-' X/.^v ^/f. 
to have died in infancy, as they are not named in their 
father's will."— [J. Q. Mams. 

No. 36. X B. Capt. PETErTaDAMS, 

a brother of the preceding, married Mary Webb, 12 Feb. 
1695. Their children were, 

1. Mary, born 27 Jan. 1696 | 6. Mehitable, born 2.5 Nov. 1708 

2. Abigail, « 13 Aug. 1698 | 7. Jedicliah, " 21 Jan. 1711 

3. Peter, « 1.3 Aug. 1700 | 8. Bethiah, " 3 July, 1713 

4. Hannah, « 12 Oct. 1702 I Died 22 April, 1715. 

5. Esther, « 11 Aug. 1707 | 

On the 21 day of August, 1727, Capt. Peter Adams was 
chosen a deacon, in the room of Dea. Belcher, deceased. 

Church Records. 

No. 37. VII. C. JEDIDIAH ADAMS,* 

a son of the preceding was graduated at Harvard College 
in 1733, was settled in the ministry at Stoughton, 19 Feb. 
1746, and on the 19 May, the same year, married Mary 
Marsh of Braintree. Their children were, 

1. Peter, born 9 April, 1747 | 4. Jedidiah, born 29 Dec. 1755 

2. Mary, 1750 | 5. Peter, " 3 June, 1756 

3. Hannah, « 4 April, 1753 | Died Sept. ]8.32. 

*The following sketch of the life and character of the late Ilev. Mr 
Adams, is taken from the Massachusetts Mercury of March 8th 1799. 

" Died at Stoughton 25th ult. Rev. Jedidiah Adams, senior pastor of the 
church in that town ; having just entered the 89th year of his age, and al- 
most completed the 53d of his ministry. 

"The memory of this venerable man is too precious to fall into oblivion, 
and his ciiaracter too worthy for the common brevity of news|)aper eidogy. 

"He was born at Braintree, (now Quincy) on the 21st of Jan. O. S. 1711. 
He received the honours of Harvard University in 1733. After making 
choice of the clerical profession, he [jreached for several years, as a candi- 
date, in various places. This gave him an op|)ortunity of travelling, and 
forming an extensive acquaintance with the literary and other respectable 
characters in New England, and in other parts of the United States. Nat- 
urally inquisitive, he acquired, in addition to a large fund of academical 
knowledge, a correct knowledge of mankind. Constitutionally niild and 
benevolent, he was easily formed to a candid and liberal njode of thinking. 
His manners soft, modest, and unassuming, received the finishing touch of 



48 . FAMILY MEMORIAL, 

No. 38. XII B. MEHITABLE ADAMS, 

daus^hter of Joseph and Abigail Adams, was married to 
Thomas White, Jr. of Braintree, 21 July, 1697.— [See 
White No. 16.] 

genuine politeness. It may truly be said of hinn, that he was learned with- 
out pedantry, polite witliout affectation, moral without austerity, pious 
without superstition, and devout without enthusiasm. 

In tlie year 1145, after receiving several invitations to settle in the work 
of the ministry, in other places, he accepted one at Stoiighton ; and was 
ordained Feb. 19th, O. S. 1746. Tiie parish was then new, (Mr. Adams 
being the first minister,) contained but few iidiabitants, and was in some 
respects, an ineligible situation. Two circinnstances however, appear to 
have rendered the j)lace agreeable to iiis taste ; it was a place of retirement, 
and at the same time in the vicinity of Boston, and the seat of the Muses. 

"His good sense, prudence, and exemplary piety endeared him to the peo- 
ple of iiis charge. He iiad many friends, and few, perhaps, no enemies, 
except those who were enemies to virtue. 

"lielatively to his political opinions, he was like his brethren, the clergy 
of New England, a friend to Zi6f?-/^ icith order. He advocated American 
Independence, and was a firm supporter of the Federal Constitution, and 
the Constitution of this state. In regard to the latter, he took an active 
part, being a member of the convention by which it was framed. 

"During the last seven years of his life, he was called from the duties of 
his profession, by indisposition of bod)', and the infirmities usually attend- 
ant on old age. With a disposition, however, naturally placid and serene, 
meliorated by divine grace, old age did not render him querulous ; but 
though burdened with years, and frequently exercised with great pain and 
distress, he was remarkable for tranquility, the enjoyment of himself and 
his friends. After a few days of painful illness, which he endured with 
that christian patience, for which he was always distinguished, he expired. 
As he lived greatly beloved, so he died greatly lamented. 'Mark the per- 
fect man, and behold the upright; for the end of that man is peace.'" 



The town and parish Records of Medfield, Chelmsford, Medway, Milton, 
Bellingham, Stoughton, Newington, N. H., Mendon and other ancient 
towns of New England, would probably furnish numerous further notices 
of births, marriages and deaths in the family. 

The Patriarch Henry Adams was not the only one of the name, even in 
the earliest settlement of the country. There was a Joiiii Adams at Plym- 
outh in ]6"21, a Jeremy Adams at Cambridge in 1632, a William at Cam- 
bridge in 1G35, a Nathaniel at Weymouth in 1640. Ferdinando (at Ded- 
ham wliose children were Abigail born 1639, Bethia 1640, Nathaniel 1642) 
"Christopher, Alexander, all of whom appear in the lists of freemen about 
the time, and none of whom have left any trace of kindred with Henry or 
his eight sons. Many of the name, now living, are doubtless descendants 
from them." — [J. Q. Adams.] 



THE FAMILY OF ARNOLD. 



No. 1. JOSEPH ARNOLD, 

was the first of this name among- the early settlers of 
Braintree. " On the 8th day of the 4th month, 1648, he 
was married to Rebecca Curtis." Their children were 



4. Samuel, born 7, 6, 1658 

5. Ephraim, " 4, 11, 1664 



1. William, born 16, 1, 1649 

2. John, « 2, 2, 1650 

3. Joseph, " 8, 8, 1652 

Rebecca, wife of Joseph Arnold, died 14 Aug. 1693 



No. 2. II A. JOHN ARNOLD, 

married Mary , lived in Braintree a number of years, 

and finally settled in Boston. He was a blacksmith. His 

children, born in Braintree, were 

J. William, born 22 Nov. 1678 | 2. Mary, born 12 Sept. 1681 

Mary was married to Thomas Copeland, 17 May, 1699, 
for his third wife. [See Copeland, No. 2.] 

His father conveyed a piece of land, lying in Braintree, 
on Monotoquot river, by deed, dated 14 Aug. 1691, to him, 
then in Boston. [Suffolk Regr. Deeds. 



No. 3. V A. EPHRAIM ARNOLD, 

a brother of the preceding, married Mary , and settled 

in Braintree. Their children were 

1. Samuel, born 7 January, 1689 I 3. Ephraim, born 21 July, 1695 

2. Mary, " 1 October, 1690 | 

No. 4. I B. SAMUEL ARNOLD,* i^^^ 

a son of the preceding, married Sarah Webb, 13 Sept. 

1711. Their children were 

1722 
1725 
1726 
1729 
1732 



1. 

2. 


Samuel, ? 
Joseph, \ 


born 16 May, 


1713 


7. Moses, born 

8. Abigail, " 


11 June, 

12 Feb. 


3. 


Mary, 


" 22 Dec. 


1714 


9. Nathaniel, " 


18 Oct. 


4. 


Sarah, 


« 14 Sept. 


1716 


10. Deborah, " 


14 Nov. 


5. 


Joseph, 


« 11 Oct. 


1718 


11. David, « 


23 July, 


6. 


John, 


" 4 Oct. 


1720 







*"1743. March 23. Buried, Samuel Arnold. He was missing Feb 9,, 
7 



50 t'AMILY MEMORIAL. 

No. 5. I C. SAMUEL ARNOLD, 

a son of the preceding, married Bethiah . Tlieir 

children were 



1. John, bora 21 Feb. 1741 

2. Samuel, " 5 Nov. 1742 

3. William, " 25 Auj?. 1744 

4. Sarah, " 11 Ajtril, 174(j 

5. Betsey, " 17 July, 1748 



6. Bethiah, } , m /^ » tt^/i 

- ... ■i'> born 10 Oct. l/oO 
/. Abigail, ^ 

8. Mary, " 14 April, 1752 

9. David, } ,, 4 ^^^^ j7^^, 

10. Jonathan, *» 



No. 6. II D. SAMUEL ARNOLD, 

the second son of the preceding, married Mary Nash, 4 
April, 1767. Their children were 

1. Alexander, I 5. Ruth, 

2. Samuel, | 6. Mary Nash, 

3. Eiiphaz, I 7. Rhoda, 

4. James, | 8. Betsey. 

Samuel Arnold died in January, 1805. 



No. 7. Ill D. WILLIAM ARNOLD, 

a brother of the preceding, married for his first wife, 
Eleanor Daniels, 14 Nov. 1772 ; for his second, Rebecca 
Joslyne, 18 Dec. 1773 ; and for his third, Susan Hunt, 1 
March, 1776, by whom he had one daughter 

Susanna,h who died of a bilious colic, 15 Oct. 1795, aged 
15 years. 



No. 8. IV D. SARAH ARNOLD, 

a sister of the preceding, was married to John Delano, ol 
Hanover, Ms., 27 June, 1767. 



No. 9. IX D. DAVID ARNOLD, 

a brother of the preceding, died suddenly, w^ho had been 
in a delirious state for a number of years and supported 
by the town, 2 January, 1796. [Records.] 



No. 10. X D. JONATHAN ARNOLD, 

the twin brother of the preceding, married Lydia Allen, 
15 July, 1781. 

and not found till March 22, though much search was made for him. He 
was at length found in Neponset river, below the mills." 

[Braintree Cii. Hist. Notices.] 
Note. — As so many of this family left their native place and were dis- 
persed abroad at an early period, very few, comparatively, were left on the 
Braintree records. 



FAMILY MEMORIAL. SI 

No. II. Ill C. MARY ARNOLD, 

flangliter of Samuel and Sarah Arnold, was married to 
John Spear, 20 Feb. 1736. [See No. 4.] 



No. 12. V C. JOSEPH ARNOLD, 

a brother of the precedhig-, married Mary . Their 

children were 



4. Joseph, born 23 April, 1754 

5. Mary. 



1. Slierebicili, 

2. lieiijatriin, 

3. Moses, 

No. 13. I D. SHEREBIAH ARNOLD, 

married Elizabeth, daiicchter of Abiah and Elizabeth 
Thayer, 27 June, 1772. ^(See Thayer, No. 28.) By whom 
he had 1. Joseph. His second wife was Deborah, daught- 
er of Uriah and Deborah Thayer. (See second part, 
sixth branch. No. 27.) 



No. 14. Ill D. MOSES ARNOLD, 

married Sarali, daughter of Capt. John Vinton, 13 Dec. 
1773. Their children were 

1. John Vinton, born 25 Oct. 1774 I 'l Samuel Vinton, born 2 Oct. 1780 

2. Moses, " 16 Nov. 1777 | 4. Ralph, « 29 April,1783 



No. 15. IV D. JOSEPH ARNOLD, 

a brother of the preceding, married Ruth, daughter of 
Atherton Thayer, 25 April, 1778. (See Thayer, No. 95.) 
Their children were 

1. Joseph, born 20 May, 177!) i 3. Rachel, born 24 Nov. 1784 

2. Ruth, " Jan. 1782 | 4. Atherton Thayer, 7 Nov. 1787 

No. 16. V D. MAR^^RNOLD, 

sister of the preceding, was married to Zachariah, son of 
Zachariah and Lydia^ Thayer, 19 Aug. 1775. (See Thayer, 
No. 55-9.) 



No. 17. II B. MARY ARNOLD, 

daughter of Ephraim and Mary Arnold, was married to 
Benjamin Hay ward, 1 July, 1708. (See No. 3.) 



No. 18. Ill B. EPHRAIM ARNOLD, 

brother of the preceding, married Rachel Mekusett, 2 

Feb. 1721. Their children were 

1. William, born 22 Sept. 1721 i 5. Mary, born 8 Feb, 1732 

2. Ephraim, " 28 Jan. 1723 | 6. Susannah, « 2 Feb, 1734 

3. Daniel, " 3 Dec. 1725 7. Susannah, " 27 April, 1737 

4. Betsey, " 26 July. 1728 1 



52 FAMILY MEMORIAL. 

No. 19. II C. EPHRAIM ARNOLD, 

a son of the preceding, married Elizabetli , by whom 

he had one son, 

Peter, born 14 May, 1753. 

Widow Elizabeth Arnold, died 12 Sept. 1769. 



No. 20. Ill C. Capt. DANIEL ARNOLD, 

a brother of the preceding-, married Jerusha Glover, of 
Dorchester, 30 June, 1763. Tlieir children were 

1. Joseph Neale, born 10 Oct. 17G4 | 4. Jenislia, born 27 July, 1774 

2. Daniel, « 21 Oct. 176G I 5. Elislia, " 28 March, 1778 

3. Ehzabeth, « 16 Sept.1770 | 

Note. — There were, in the early settlement of New England, the fol- 
lowing persons of this name. 

Benedict Arnold, Providence, 1639. Was president of Rhode Island 
in 1663, and continued in office 8 years. He died in 1678. 

Edward, Boston, died 8 August, 1657. Son Barachiah, born in 1653. 

John, Cambridge, freeman 1635, member of the Ar. Co. 1644; was 
probably the same who owned an estate in Boston. 

Joseph, Braintree, 1658. Had sons born there. (The patriarch of this 
name in Braintree.) 

Richard, Rhode Island, was one of Sir Edmund Andros' council, 1687. 

[Hiitcliinson^s Hist. Memoirs, .317. 

Samuel, the first minister of Rochester, Ms. was ordained in 1684, and 
died before 1717. [2 Coll Mass. Hist. Sac. IV. 257, 262. 

Thomas, Watertown, freeman, 1640, had sons Ichabod, born 1640, 
.Richard, born 1642. 

William, Hingham, 1635, perhaps one of the founders of the first 
Baptist Church in Rhode Island. [Farmer^s Gen. Reg. 

Samuel Arnold, of Marshfield, conveyed land to John Hull, of Boston, 
by deed, dated 6 Dec. 1670. [Sujjblk Records. 



THE FAMILY OF BASS. 



No. 1. ♦^SAMUEL BASS* 

came to New England, with his wife Anne, and probably 
one or two young- children, among the first settlers of the 
Massachusetts colony, about 16.30, or soon after, and set- 
tled in Roxbury, near Hog Bridge. Their names were 
enrolled among the earliest members of the first church in 
that town, which was gathered as early as 1632, where 
they may be seen at this day. He was admitted freeman 
14 May, 1634, and lived in Roxbury until about 1640, when 
he removed with his family to Braintree, (now Quincy.) 
He was admitted a member of that church, " having been 
dismissed and recommended to them from the church in 
Roxbury, 5 July, 1640." (Hancock's Cent. Sermon, 23.) 
He was chosen and ordained the first deacon of the church 
in Braintree. Deacon Bass was a man of strong and vig- 
orous mind, and was one of the leading men of the town 
for many years. (See Hist, of Quincy.) In 1641, and 
subsequently, he represented the town in the General 
Court twelve years. His children were 

1. Samuel, I 5. Thomas, 

2. Hannah, | 6. Joseph, 

3. Mary, 7. Sarah. 
^ 4. John.-^' I 

" Deacon Samuel Bass, aged 94, departed this life upon 
the 30th day of Dec. 1694 ; who had been a deacon of the 
church of Braintree for the space of above 50 years, and 
the first deacon of that church ; and was the father and 
grandfather and great grandfather of a hundred and sixty 
two children, before he died, the youngest whereof was 
Benjamin Bass, the son of Joseph Bass and Mary his wife, 
born eleven days before his death." — Town Records. 

" Mrs. Ann Bass, the wife of Deacon Samuel Bass, aged 
93, died 5 Sept. 1623.''— [Ibid. 



54 FAMILY MEMORIAL. 

No. 2. I A. SAMUEL BASS,* 

the young'er, as denominated on the records, married Mary 
Howard, by whom he had one child, probably Samuel. 

No. 3. I B. SAMUEL BASS, Sen. f 
probably the son of Samuel and Mary Bass, married Re- 
becca, daughter of Thomas and Deborah Faxon, 30 July, 
1678. Their children were 

1. Deborah, born 5, 6, 1G79 

2. Samuel, « 8 Nov. 1681 

3. Satmiel, " 2G March, l(i84 

4. David, " 15 Nov. 1G8G 

5. Rebecca, " 2 May, 1G89 
G. Mary, " 27 Dec. IG91 

This man was denominated Samuel Bass, senior, being- 
the oldest of the name of this generation. 



7. Sarah, baptized 29, 5, 1G94 

8. Seth, " 20, 4, 1697 

9. Nathan, " 30,4. 1700 

10. Anna, born 21 Feb. 1702 

11. Enoch, " 18 April, 1704 

Died 26 Feb. 1707. 



No. 4. I C. DEBORAH BASS, 

was married to Joseph Webb, of Braintree, 29 Nov. 1699. 



No. 5. IV C. DAVID BASS, 

married Mary Ruggles, by whom he had three children, 

1. Marv, born 1 Dec. 1715 | 3. Ruth, born 7 May 

2. Hannah, " 26 Jan. 1718 | 

Mary, wife of David Bass, died 25 Oct. 1723. 
His second wife was Elizabeth Belcher, married 12 Feb. 
1725. 

* He died a young man, leaving his widow Mary and this child, to inlierit 
his estate, the Inventory of which was "dated the 1.5th day of the 3d 
month, called May, 1653," amounting to £201, 18, 5. He died intestate, 
accordingly "The Magistrates did also on the widow's relinquishing her 
right in the thirds, did judge it meete and determined that the whole estate 
shall be equally divided between the Mother (Mary) and the child ; And 
that Mr. Howard, in behalf ot his daughter, shall give in good security's 
to deliver the child of the said Samuel Bass, deceased, the one half of the 
said estate, at the age of fourteen years." — [Boston Probate Records. 

t"I am led to conclude, that this Samuel Bass was a grandson of Dea. 
Bass, and a son of Samuel Bass, deceased, (No. 2,) from a bequest in the 
will of Dea. Bass, in the following words, —' 4th. I give Samuel Bass, 
carpenter, seven acres of pasture lands in the stony field, \'\ ith the salt 
meadow he hath already in possession, as also a quarter part of my up- 
lands in the Farme, after the legacies above specified are paid. Also half 
of the wood lot given to my son Joseph, in the Cajttain's plaine, and sixty 
pounds out of Joseph's estate, if he have no chiMren, nor spend it. And, 
I give Joseph Bass, Jr. fifty pounds out of Joseph's estate, except he have 
children and spend it ; and forty pounds to my grandson, Samuel Bass, 
cooper, out of Josei)h's estate, except he have children, or liave need to 
spend it, and all this is to be after my son Joseph Bass' decease.'" (See 
Nos. 11-2 and 54-2.) 



FAMILY MEMORIAL. 55 

4. Elizabeth, bapt. 4 Feb. 17'28 | (i. David, lia|.i. r>.lmie, 17'« 

5. Catiioiine, " G April, 1730 | 7. Gregory, " :j Jan. 17:55 

Died 12 March, 1738. 



No. 6. VIII C. SETH BASS, 

a brother of the preceding-, married Eunice Allen, 18 Nov. 
1735. Their children were 

1. Jeriah, born 4 Nov. 1786 | 2. Samuel, boi'n 3 Nov. 1737 
His second wife was Bathsheba Crosby, married 9 Dec. 
1746. 

No. 7. II D. SAMUEL BASS, 

son of the preceding-, married Alice Spear, 21 Sept. 1758. 

Tlieir children were 

1. Jeriali, bapt. 6 Jan. 1760 | 2. Seth, bapt. 8 March, 1761 



No. 8. 



Jeriah Bass married Lucretia Savil, about 1783. 
Seth Bass married Mary Jones, about 1779. 



No. 9. II A. HANNAH BASS, 

daughter of deacon Samuel and Anne Bass, was married 

to Stephen Paine, 15, 9, 1651. (See Paine, No. 2.) 



No. 10. Ill A. MARY BASS, 

a sister of the preceding, was married to Capt. John Capen, 

of Dorchester, in 1647, (See Capen, No. 2.) 

No. 11. IV A. - JOHN BASs'r 
a brother of the preceding, was probably born in Roxbnry 
about the year 1632. " On the 12 month, 3, 1657, John 
Bass and Ruth Aulden were married by Mr. John Aulden, 
of Duxbury." (Records of Braintree.) Their children 



were 



5. Hannah, born 22 4, 1667 

6. Marv, " H, 12, 1669 

7. Sarah, ^ " 29, 1, 1672 



1. John, ^ born 26, 9, 1658 

M2. SamuelV " 25, 1, 1660 

3. Ruth, " 28, 11, 1662 

4. Joseph, « .5,10, 1665 

Ruth, wife of John Bass, died 12, 8, 1674. 

His second wife was Hannah Sturtephant, of Plymouth, 
married 21, 7, 1675. 

John Bass died 12 Sept. 1716, in the 84th year of his age. 

"• Ann Bass, the wife of John Bass, was dismissed from 
the church of Plymouth, and admitted to the church of 
Braintree, 30, 8, 1676. — [Church Records. 

Ann and Hannah were synonymous names, at that age. 



5G FAMILY MEMORIAL. 

No. 12. I B. JOHN BASS, 

son of the preceding, married Abigail, daughter of Joseph 
and Abigail Adams. (See Adams, Nos. 3-4 and S2.) Their 
children were 

1. John, boru 3 June, 1688 ] 2. Samuel, born 17 June, 1091. 
Abigail, wife of John Bass, Jr. died 26 Oct. 1696, aged 

37. 

His second wife was Rebecca Savil, married 17,3, 1698. 
3. Ebenezer, bapt. 11, 8, 1702 | (ch. records.) 

John Bass died 30 Sept. 1724. 

No. 13. I C. JOHN BASS, 

son of the preceding, married Lydia Savil, 18 Feb. 1713, 
who died in childbed with her infant, 4 Feb. 1715. 

His second wife was Hannah Neale, married 21 June, 
1716. 

Mrs. Bass born 15 March, 1692. Their children were 

I.John, born 26 March, 1717 | 4. Joseph, born 29 Feb. 1723 

2. Benjamin," 17 Sept. 1719 | 5. Jonathan, " 23 April 1729 

3. Jedidiah, « 29 April, 1721 | 6. Hannah, " 12 March 1732 

Hannah, wife of John Bass, died 15 May, 1761, aged 69 
years, 2 months. 

No. 14. I D. JOHN BASS, 

a son of the preceding, was graduated at Harvard LTniver- 
sity in 1737. He was a man of great mathematical genius. 
(Hist, of Quincy.) He was settled in the ministry at Ash- 
ford, Ct. 7 Sept. 1743, which he afterwards relinquished, 
and entered the Medical profession, and died at Providence, 
R. I. about 1762, aged 45 yeais. 



No. 15. II D. Dea BENJAMIN BASS, 

a brother of the preceding, married Mary Brackett, 1 Jan. 
1755. 
Mrs. Bass born 20 July, 1723. Their children were 

1. John, born 19 Jan. 1756 | 3. Hannah, born 16 June, 1760 

2. Mary, « 19 Sept. 1758 | Died 7 July, 1822, aged 62 years. 

Mary, wife of Dea. Benjamin Bass, died 8 July, 1760, 
aged 37. 

His second wife was Hannah Jones, of Nantasket, born 
10 Dec. 1731 ; married 21 July, 1764, and she died 25 
April, 1810, aged 78 years, 4 months. 

Deacon Benjamin Bass died 24 Sept. 1808, aged 89. 



FAMILY MEMORIAL. 57 

No. 16. Ill D. JEDIDIAH BASS, 

a brother of the preceding, married Hannah Tohnan, by 

whom he had two sons, 

1. Jedidiah, born 9 June, 1750 | 2. Joseph, bom 28 Dec. 1751 

His second wife was Sarah Hall, of Grafton, married 30 
Sept. 1763, by whom 

3. Hezekiah, born 1772. 

Jedidiah Bass died 12 March, 1806, aged 85, years 10 
months. He was blind 16 years before his death. 



No. 17. IV D. JOSEPH BASS, 

a brother of the preceding, married Hannah Banks, of 
Boston. 

He died 23 Sept. 1800, aged 77 years 7 months, leav- 
ing no issue. 



No. 18. V D. JONATHAN BASS, 

a brother of the preceding, married Hannah Hayward, 5 

May, 1762. Their children were 

1. Jonathan, born I 3. Susannah, bapt. 22 May, 1768 

2. Hannah, bapt. 4 Aug. 17G5 | 

Jonathan Bass died 20 July, 1778, aged 49 years 3 mo. 



No. 19. VI D. HANNAH BASS, 

the sister of the preceding, was married to Josiah Rawson, 
of Braintree, 28 Aug. 1750. 



No. 20. II C. SAMUEL BASS, 

son of John and Abigail Bass, married Sarah Savil, 15 
Aug. 1723, by whom he had one son, 

1. Samuel, born 29 Dec. 1724. 

Sarah, wife of Samuel Bass, died 28 Jan. 1725. 

His second wife was Hannah Gould, who had one child, 

2. Abigail, born 31 Jan. 1728. 

No. 21. ID. SAMUEL BASS, Jr. 

son of the preceding, married Anna Rawson, 30 Oct. 1746, 
by whom he had four children. 

3. Marv, born 21 Oct. 1750 

4. William, " 19 July, 1755 
Died 21 Aus;. 1755 



1. Samuel, born 22 Aug. 1747 

2. Edward, " 1749 



His second wife was Abigail Turner, widow, formerly 
Crosby. 



58 FAMILY MEMORIAL. 

5. AI)igaiI, bom 1758 I 7. Estlier, born 17f5fi 

6. Elizabeth, " 17G2 | 8. Josinb, " 17G8 

Samuel Bass died about April, 1807, aged 82. 

No. 22. I E. SAMUEL BASS, 4th. 

son of the preceding-, married Elizabeth Brackett, 29 Sept. 
n72. He removed to Braintree, Vermont, where he is 
still livinor. His children were 



1. William, bapt. 3 Oct. 1773 
^. Samuel, born 2 June, 1775 
3. Moses, " 



4. Pft-r, 

5. Setli, 
(J. Hiram. 



No. 23. II E. EDWARD BASS, 
son of Samuel and Anna Bass, married Bathsheba Keith, 
of Bridgewater, daughter of Abiah Keith, 9 Nov. 1771. 
1. Isaac, born 5 Nov. 1772 | 2. Ziba, born 28 May, 1774 

No. 24. Isaac Bass, settled in Braintree, Vermont, where 
he died, leaving children. 

No. 25. Ziba Bass, is the subject of the following Memoir : 
After having completed his professional studies under 
the tuition of Dr. Ebenezer Alden, of Randolph, he com- 
menced the practice of Medicine in the Nonh parish of 
Bridgewater, under the most favorable auspices, with the 
fairest prospects of usefulness to his fellow men. His 
pleasing address, his affectionate and amiable disposition, 
his unwearied attention to the welfare of his patients ; his 
assiduity in search of knowledge, and his constant and 
undeviating fidelity in all the duties of his profession, won 
the affections and established the confidence of a numerous 
class of the community in the circle of his acquaintance. 
But soon and suddenly he was called away from his earthly 
labors, leaving a weeping midtitude to deplore his loss. 

At his interment, the Rev. Dr. Strong, of Randolph, 
delivered a funeral sermon, from which the following 
extract is made : 

" There we behold the ruins of mortality ! There are the 
lifeless remains of one of our fellow creatures, who but a 
few days since was numbered among the living, and tinder 
circumstances of health and prosperity ! Where is the 
person, who two weeks since, would have marked him out 
as an earlier victim for the grave than any of his neigh- 
bors, friends or acquaintance ? He had, for aught we 
knew to the contrary, as fair prospects of long life as any 
one of this numerous assembly. But alas ! He is gone ! 



FAMILY MEMORIAL. 59 

His work on earth is finished ! How uncertain is life ! How 
true the observation, that the o^rave is '■ loithout any order.'' 
How mysterious are the ways of Providence ! Why should 
such a fixed enemy to all vice, such a friend to morality, 
order and regularity in society ; such an industrious, 
economical, useful, prudent, faithful, modest, friendly, 
amiable, and we hope truly pious man, as was Dr. Bass, 
be cut down in the midst of his days and usefulness, while 
so many of a totally different character are spared. Such 
dispensations of Providence are involved in clouds and 
darkness. But it becomes short sighted mortals to be still; 
to kuow and rejoice that the Lord God omnipotent 
reigneth ; who is infinite in every possible perfection, is 
under no temptation to do wrong ; who has adopted the 
wisest and best system of government ; who will bring 
order out of disorder, regularity out of confusion, and 
good out of evil, and will not only overrule all things for 
the highest good of the moral system, but for the best good 
of every one, who makes him the supreme object of his 
affection and confidence." 

ERECTED TO THE MEMORV 
OF 

DOCTOR ZIBA BASS, 

who died Septemljer 33, A. D. 1804, and in the 31st year of his age. 

Giving full proof that usefuhiess was liis grand ohject in life. 

He was a pattern of Modesty, Temperance, Fidelity, Prudence, Economy, 

and Uprightness, and died in hope of eternal rest and glory. 

Hence the followinjf appropriation : 

"Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord, from henceforth, yea, 

saijh the Spirit, that they may rest from their lahors, 

and their works do follow them." 

No. 26. Ill C. EBENEZER BASS, 
son of John and Rebecca Bass, married Sarah Mosely, 
(Maudsley) of Dorchester, 3 July, 1733, and had one son, 
1. Ehenezer, born 11 Dec. 1741. 

No. 27. II B. SAMUEL BASS; . ^> ^- 

son of John and Ruth Bass, married ''Mary, daughter of 
Joseph and Abigail Adams, and widow of Samuel Webb, 
deceased. (See Adams, No. 35— 9 B.) Their children were 



4. Samuel, born 26 July, 1700 

5. Bethiah, « 2 Feb. 1704 



1. Jonathan, ? ■ » o o i^n-y 
o .,. ., '> bapt, 3, o, 1597 

2. Abigad, ^ i- j > 

3. Mary,' « 14,6, 1698 
Mary, wife of Samuel Bass, died 9 March, 1706. 
He afterwards had a second vvife and one child, viz. 

Bathsheba, bapt. 29 March, 171L 



60 FAMILY MEMORIAL. 

(as appears by the irecords of (the second church, where 
he is called Deacon,) who was the wife of Naphtali 
Thayer. (See 2d part, 10 branch, No. L) 

No. 28. I C. JONATHAN BASS, 

son of the preceding-, married Susannah , by whom 

he had two children. 

1. Jonathan, born 19 July, 1720 | 2. Susannah, born 9 Nov. 1722 



No. 29. Ill C. MARY BASS, 

a sister of the 'preceding, was married to William Bow- 
ditch, 2 April, 1720. 

No. 30. IV C. Dea. SAMUEL BASS, 

a brother of the preceding, married Hannah White, 4 

Dec. 1723. (See White, No. 21—2.) Their children were 

1. Hannah, born 18 Aug. 172.5 I 4. Jonathan, born 14 Nov. 1733 

2. Abigail, " 1 Feb. 1728 | .5. Daniel, " 9 Slay, 17-36 

3. Samuel, " 5 Aug. 1731 | 6. a child, " 11 Sej)!. 1740 

Died 12 March, 17-38 | Died 22 Sept. 1740 

Mary, wife of Dea. Samuel Bass, died 6 June, 1743. His 
second wife was Jerusha Webb, married 10 Jan. 1744. 
Dea. Samuel Bass died 3 April, 1768, in his 68th year. 

No. 31. I D. HANNAH BASS, 

daughter of the preceding, was married to Dea. Jonathan 
W^ild, 25 Sept. 1744. 



1. Joshua, born 4 Nov. 1748 

2. John, " 3 June, 1751 

3. Jonathan, " 20 April, 1753 

4. Hannah, " 26 April, 1755 



5. Sarah, born 10 Sept. 17.57 

6. Eunice, " 28 Feb. 1760 

7. Daniel, " 



No. 32. IV D. Col. JONATHAN BASS, 

a brother of the preceding, married Susannah Belcher, 
24 Dec. 1756, and settled in Randolph, (then Braintree.) 
I.Samuel, born 15 May, 1757 | 2. Sarah, born 24 Jan. 1759 
Col. Bass died 12 May, 1790, aged 57 years. 

No. 33. I E. SAMUEL BASS, Esq. 

son of the preceding, married Sally Lawrence, of Lincoln, 
in 1783, by whom he had 

1. Jonathan, born 29 Oct. 1784 I 3. Samuel, 

2. Sally, " I 4. Henry. 
Mrs. Sally Bass died 

His second wife was Abigail, daughter of Dr. Baylies, 
of Randolph, Vermont, by whom he ha.'? two children. 



FAMILY MEMORIAL. 61 

No. 34. II E. SARAH BASS, 

daughter of Jonathan and Susannah Bass, was married to 
Dr. Ebenezer Alden. (See Alden, No. 40.) 

1. Ebenezer, born 17 IMarch, 1788 1 .3. Susannah. 

2. Henry Bass, " 7 June, 1791 | 

Mrs. Sarah Alden died 2 Dec. 1833, aged 74. 

No. 35. V D. DANTeL~BASS, 

son of Samuel and Hannah Bass, married Molly Wales. 
Their children were 

1. Thomas, born 1 Feb. 1759 | 2. Molly, born IG Jan. 1761 
Daniel Bass died 19 Jan. 1761. 

No. 36. Ill B. RUTiTbASS, 

daughter of John and Ruth Bass, was married, and had , 
issue, but there is no record of her marriage, or of chil- 
dren, in Braintree, but from a clause in her father's will, 
it appears that she died before said will was made, leaving 
one or more daughters, to wit : " I give to my grand 
daughters, that are the children of my two deceased 
daughters, viz. Ruth and Hannah, 10s. apiece, to be paid 
to each of them by my executor in convenient time after 
my decease, to such as are of age, and the rest as they 
come of age." Proved 10 Feb. 1717. Also, her grand- 
father, Dea. Samuel Bass, in his last will has the following 
bequest. " 7thly. I give to my grand daughters, except- 
ing Sarah Biling, (Billings) all my moveable household 
goods ; and Hannah Walsbey,* is to share with them, to 
be equally divided amongst them, after my decease, &c. 
(Will proved Jan. 1695.) Was not Hannah Walsbey the 
orphan daughter of said Ruth, deceased ? If so, perhaps 
her husband was Samuel Walsbey, born 9, 2, 1651, or 
David Walsbee, born 29, 7, 1655, (children of David and 
Hannah Walsbee.) 

No. 37. IV B. JOSEPH BASS, ^ 

a brother of the preceding, married Mary Belcher, 5 June, 

1688. 

1. Mary, born 22 June, 1690 

2. Joseph, " 1 July, 1692 



3. Benjamin, " 19 Dec. 1694 

4. Moses, « 2.3 Oct. 1696 

5. Ruth, " 21 March, 1699 



6. John, born 19 Jan. 1702 
Died 31 Jan. 1702 

7. Elizabeth, born 2 Feb. 1703 

8. Alden, " 28 Oct. 1705 



* Hannah Walsbee, wife of David Walsbee, died 2, 12, 1655. His 
second wife was Ruth Ball, married 24, 7, 1656, by whom he had one 
child, Ruth, I)orn 22, 7, 16.59.— Ruth, wife of David Walsbee, died 1, 1, 
1660. 



7. 


William, bom 8 Jan. 


1731 


8. 


Susannah, " 18 Feb. 


1733 


9. 


Benjamin, " 24 Oct. 


1734 


10. 


.John, 




11. 


Hannah, 


1741 



62 FAMILY MEMORIAL. 

Mary, wife of Joseph Bass, died 2 Nov. 1707. 

His second wife was Lois Rogers, married 23 Feb. 1708. 

No. 38. II C. JOSEPH BASS, 

son of the preceding, married Elizabeth Breck, 14 Sept. 
1715, and settled in Dorchester. 

1. Elizabeth, bora 15 Nov. 1719 

Died in infancy. 

2. Elizabetli, born 5 May, 1721 

3. Joseph, " , 28 Sept. 1723 

4. Edward, " 23 Nov. 1726 

5. Mary, « 10 Sept. 1728 

6. William, " 12 Nov. 1729 

Died in infancy. 

Capt. Joseph Bass died 9 Jan. 1752. 
Mrs. Elizabeth Bass died 21 Jane, 1751. 

[Dorchester Records. 

No. 39. II D. ELIZABETH BASS,* 

daughter of the preceding, was married to the Rev. Philip 
Curtis, of Stoughton, (now Sharon) 6 Sept. 1744. 

1. Samuel, born 11 May, 1746 | 4. Elizabeth, born 13 Aug. 1750 

Died 22 Jan. 1747 | 5. Mary, and t 

2. Samuel, born 1 Se[)t. 1747 I 6. Susan. ^ 

3. Hannah, " 21 Nov. 1748 | 

Rev. Philip Curtis married Eliza Randall, 31 Dec. 1754, 
(2d wife.) — [Stoxighton Records. 

Samuel Curtis, son of the Rev. Philip and Elizabeth 
Curtis, was graduated at Harvard College, in 1766 ; en- 
tered the study and practice of Medicine, and settled at 
Amherst, N. H. 

Hannah Curtis, was married to James Porter, of Peter- 
borough, N. H. 

Elizabeth Curtis, was married to Capt. Nathaniel Curtis, 
of Boston. 

Mary Curtis was married to George Ferguson, of Eas- 
ton. 

Susan Curtis was married to Daniel Coney, Judge of 
Probate for the County of Kennebeck, Augusta, Maine. 

No. 40. Ill D. JOSEPH BASS, 

son of Joseph and Elizabeth Bass, (No. 38,) married Lydia 
Searle, and lived in Dorchester, where seven of his chil- 

*Here lies the remains of Mrs. Elizabeth Curtis, consort of the Rev. 
Mr. Philip Curtis. She departed this lile May the 29th, 1752, aged 31 
years. 



FAMILY MEMORIAL. 63 

firen were born ; he afterwards removed to Annapolis, in 
Nova Scotia, where his two youngest children were born, 

1. Sarah, born 14 Aug. 1748, Died young. 

2. Alden, " 12 July, 1750, Deceased. 

3. Sarah, " 12 Nov. 1751, Living at Annapolis. 

4. Elizal)eth, " 8 May, 17.53, Living at Minot. 

5. VVilham, " 23 Nov. 1755, Living at Annapolis. 

6. Lydia, " 11 Oct. 1757, Deceased. 

7. Edward, " 26 Feb. 17G0, Living at Newl)uryi)ort. 

8. Thaidvful, " 24 July, 1762, Born & livingat Aiuiapoiis. 

9. Joseph, " 7 July, 1767, Born and died at Annapolis, 

Mrs. Lydia Bass died in 1789. 

Mr. Joseph Bass died a few years afterwards. 



No. 4L IV D. EDWARD BASS,* D. D. 
son of Joseph and Elizabeth Bass, the first Bishop of the 
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Eastern Diocese, was 
graduated at Harvard College, in 1744. He married, for 
his first wife, Sarah Beck. 

His second wife was Mercy Bass, a grand daughter of 
his uncle Alden Bass, and settled at Newburyport. 

* At his decease, the following character appeared in the newspapers of 
that date, printed in that town. 

" Edward Bass, D. D. was born at Dorchester, near Boston, on the 23(1 
day of November, 172G. At the early age of 13 he entered Harvard 
College, and conirnenced Bachelor of Arts at that seminary, in 1744. 
From this period until he received the degree of Master of Arts, he was 
engaged in instructing a school, occupying his leisure hom-s in such 
studies as were suitable to the profession for which he was intended. 
From 1747 to 1751, he resided at the college, making progress in theolog- 
ical studies, and occasionally supplying vacant pulpits in the congrega- 
tional churches. In 1752, at the invitation of the Episco|)al Soci(!ty in 
this place, he went to England, and on the 24tli day of May, was ordained 
by the excellent Dr. Thomas Sherlock, then Bishop of London, in his 
cliapel at Fiiiliam. In the autumn of the same year he returned to New 
England, and soon after took ciiarge of the Church in Newbury, at that 
time vacant by the death of the Reverend Mattiiias Plant. 

"In July, 1789, the University of Pennsylvania conferred on him the 
degree of Doctor in Divinity. In 1796, he was unanimously elected by 
the Convention of the Protestant Episcopal Churches of the Common- 
wealth of Massachusetts to the office of Bishop of that Church, and was 
accordingly consecrated in Christ Church, on the 7th day of May, 1797, 
by the Bishops of Pennsylvania, New York and Maryland. On the 27th 
day of the same month be was received and acknowledged in the most 
affectionate and respectful manner, by the Clergy of his Diocese, then 
assem!)led in Trinity Church, Boston. Some time after, the Episcopal 
churches in the state of P^hode Island, elected him their Bishop, and the 
last summer, a convention of the churches in New Hampshire, also put 
themselves imder his jurisdiction. 

" Bishop Bass was a soimd divine, a critical scholar, an accomydished 
gentleman and an exetnplary Christian. His manners were polished, his 
disposition amial)!e, his temper mild", his conversation improving, his be- 



64 FAMILY MEMORIAL. 

No. 42. IX D. BENJAMIN BASS, 

a brother of the preceding, lived in Boston, and died a few 
years since. 

No. 43. X D. JOHNBASS, 

a brother of the preceding, was graduated at Harvard 
College, in 1761. He went to Nova Scotia and kept a 
school, where he spent his days and died. He was never 
married. 

nevolence warm, his piety imiform, liis charity unlimited. For more than 
fifty years, he sacredly devoted all liis talents to his great Lord and Master, 
in the afFeetionate and diligent cultivation of that portion of the gospel- 
vineyard committed to his care. Seriously impressed with a sense of the 
duties of his station, nothing short of necessity formed in his mind an 
apology for the omission of them. In his public discourses, he aimed at 
plainness and usefulness. From subjects the least connected with practi- 
cal topics, he rarely failed to draw something calculated to mend the 
hearts or the manners of his hearers. He had nothing of that new-fangled 
candor, which looks with equal indifference on all opinions, even on the 
most important subjects. With the most scrupidous respect for the rights 
of conscience and of private judgment in others, he luiited a firm and 
unshaken adherence to that system of christian doctrine and discipline, 
which he had adopted from conviction. In his devotions, he led his people 
with the winning example of piety, chastened in its manner with the most 
temperate gravity, never relaxing into formality, nor strained into enthusi- 
asm. Although from [)riuciple, as well as habit, he was zealously attached 
to the forms prescribed by the church, yet on occasions out of the ordinary 
course, he exhibited in his devotional compositions, a talent rarely equal- 
led, and never excelled, by those whose mode of worship authorizes and 
requires extemporaneous addresses to the Deity. 

"In private life. Dr. Bass was uniforndy amiable and respectable, and 
this inspired all his associates with affection and reverence ; keeping 
always in view the decorum of his station in society, he did not morosely 
abstain from the innocent relaxations of life, but by cheerfully joining in 
decent and moderate festivity, he taught others how far it was safe to in- 
dulge and prudent to restrain. 

"But it was in the elevated station of a diocesan, that the character of 
this excellent man was most fully displayed. Anxious above all things to 
approve himself to the great Head of the Church, his humility grew with 
the honors conferred upon him by his brethren. So far was he Crom 
claiming the distinctions 'appertaining to his rank, that be did not receive 
them without sensible pain, and constantly exhibited a winning example 
of meekness and gentleness, which gave lustre to all his virtues. Though 
at some [leriods of his life he was severely tried, he maintained a modera- 
tion and forbearance, which checked the rage of party, and fortified him 
against sufferings, which a mind less correct must have undergone, in 
similar situations. 

"Blest by nature with a vigorous constitution, which he judiciously 
preserved by temperaiK^e and exercise, lie enjoyed an imcommon share 
of health, through the greatest part of bis life. On the 10th inst. after an 
illness of but two days, he died as he had lived, full of piety, resignation 
and humility ; and is doubtless now receiving the rewards of a long and 
diligent life, spent iu the service of his God and his fellow men." 

[Dr. Morss's Cent. Strmon, p. 24. 



FAMILY MEMORIAL. 65 

No. 44. XI D. HANNAH BASS, 

the youngest sister of the preceding, was married to Capt. 
Amos Turner, of Medway, 30 Oct. 1759. 



1. 


Amos, 


born 


7 Sept. 


1760. 


Died 


4 Dec. 


1820, 


aged 60. 


2. 


Charles, 




29 Dec. 


1764. 


u 


1 May, 


1766. 




n. 


Polly, 




22 Oct. 


1767. 


(( 


Oct. 


1821. 




4. 


Vesta, 




26 Sept. 


1772. 










5. 


Hannah, 




27 Au?. 


1775. 


(( 


10 Jnlv, 


1821. 




6. 


Charles, 




14 Sept. 


1778. 


I( 


31 Marcii 


1, 1799. 





Captaiil Amos Turner died 1 Aug. 1780, aged 50 years. 
Her second husband was Henry Mellen, of Hopkinton, 
married 1 Sept. 1785. 

Henry Mellen died 17 March, 1813. 

Mrs. Hannah Mellen died 12 Aug. 1828, aged 87 years. 

F.PITAPH. 

Decay, ye tenements of dust, I A nobler mansion waits the just. 

Pillars of earthly pride decay, | And Jesus has prepared the way. 

No. 45. Ill C. BENJAMIN BASS, 

son of Joseph and Mary Bass, was graduated at Harvard 
College in 1715, settled in the ministry at Hanover, (Ms.) 
11 Dec. 1728, and died in 1756, aged 63. 



No. 46. V B. HANNAH BASS, 

daughter of John and Ruth Bass, was married to Joseph, 
son of Joseph and Abigail Adams. (See Adams, No. 5.) 

No. 47. VI B. MARY BASS, 

a sister of the preceding, was married to Christopher 
Webb, Jr. 24, 3, 1686, by whom she had, 

1. Hannah, born 16 Dec. 1686 I 3. Christopher, born 19 Aug. 1690 

2. Sarah, « 10, 10, 1688 | 

Christopher Webb, Jr. died of the smallpox, in March, 
1690. 

Her second husband was William Copeland, married 13 
April, 1694. (See Copeland, No. 9.) 

No. 48. VII B. SARAH BASS, 

the younsrest sister of the preceding, was married to 
Ephraim Thayer, 7 Jan. 1692. (See Second Part, No. 1.) 

No. 49. IV A. THO^rAS~BASS, 

son of Dea. Samuel and Ann Bass, married Sarah Wood, 
of Medfield, 4 October, 1660. (Married by Mr. Ralph 
Wheelock.) There children were, 
9 



66 FAMILY MEMORIAL. 

I.Abigail, born 2 Jan. 1G67 | 4. John, born 26,1, 1G73 

2. Samuel, « 20 Dec. 1(JG9 | 5. Mehiiable, " 18 Sept. 1678 

3. Mary, " 20, 2, 1672 j Died 24 Jan. 1679. 

Sarah, wife of Thomas Bass, died 2^ Dec. 1678. 

His second wife was Susannah Blanchard, of Weymouth, 
married 1680. 

Mr. Thomas Bass lived in Medfield awhile after his 
marriage, and two of his children were born there ; he 
then removed to Braintree, was chosen a deacon of the 
church, where he spent the remainder of his days. 

No. 50. II B. SAMUEL BASS, 

son of Dea. Thomas and Sarah Bass, married Mercy 
Marsh, 29, 9, 1689. He died with the smallpox on board 
a vessel, and was thrown overboard with several others, 
at Nantasket, in August 1690. (See Copeland, No. 74.) 

No. 51. IV B. JOHN BASS, 

the brother of the preceding, married Elizabeth Neale, 7 
March, 1695. 

1. Elizabeth, born 5 Sept. 1696 ] 4. Henry, born 20 Mav, 1704 

2. Sarah, " 19 Sept. 1699 | 5. John, " 7 JMay, 1706 
a Thomas, " 7 Oct. 1701 j 



No. 52. V A. JOSEPH BASS, 

son of Dea. Samuel and Ann Bass, married Mary , 

who died 15 March, 1678, without issue. 

His second wife was Deborah , by whom he had 

one child, Deborah, baptized 22, 10, 1700. 

Josepii Bass died about 16 Jan. 1714. 



No. 53. VII A. SARAH BASS, 

daughter of Dea. Samuel and Ann Bass, was married to 
Dea. John Stone, of Watertown, and had one daughter, 
Sarah, born 8, 1, 1663. 

Her second h\isband was Joseph Penniman, married 10 
May, 1693. Dea. Joseph Penniman died 5 Nov. 1705. 
She survived many years, and was living in Sept. 1739. 

\^Hancock's Cent. Sermon. 



THE FAMILY OF BILLINGS. 



No. 1. ROGER BILLINGS, 

of Dorchester, wns a member of the church in 1640, ad- 
mitted freeman, 1643. (Farmer.) By his wife Mary he 
had one child. 1. Mary, born 10, 5, 1643, who died 4, 10, 
the same year. His second wife Hannah had by him, 

(5. Elizaboth, bom 27, 8, 1659 



2. Mary, 

3. Haiitiah, 

4. Ehenezer, 

5. Roger, born 18, 9, 1657 



7. Zipporab, " 21, 3. 1662 

Died 8 Oct. 1676. 

8. Jonatlian, who died 14 Jan. 1677 



Hannah, wife of Roger Billings, died 25, 3, 1662. 

No. 2. II A. MARY BILLINGS, ' 

was married to Samuel Belcher of Braintree, 15, 10, 1663. 



No. 3. Ill A. HANNAH BILLINGS, " 

was married to John Penniman of Braintree, 24, 12, 1664. 



9. 


Satmiel, " 


30 April 


1691 


10. 
11. 


Beriah, } ^^ 
Bezaleel, ^ 


24 Dec. 


1692 


12. 


Haniiab, " 


3 Jan. 


1697 


13. 


Elkanab, " 


Jan. 


1698 



No. 4. IV A. EBENEZER BILLINGS, 
married Hannah ■ / ^' ^^• " ' ' ' ^ . Their children were, 

1. Richard, born 21 Sept. 1675 | 8. Benjamin, born 31 May, 1689 

2. Ebenezer, " 13 July, 1677 

3. Zipporab, " 20 March, 1679 

4. Jonathan, •' 24 April, 168J 

5. Elizabeth, " 8 March, 1683 

6. Hepzibah, " 11 May, 1685 

7. Mary, " 22 June, 1687 

Hannah, widow of Capt. Ebenezer Billings, died 19 Oct. 
1732. 

No. 5. I B. RICHARD BILLINGS, 

was graduated at Harvard College, in 1698. He was set- 
tled in the Ministry at Coinpton, in the State of Rhode Isl- 
and.— [i/is^ Coll. 9, 183. 

Nov. 1 , 1704. William Pabodie and Thomas Gray, wrote 
to Rev. Peter Thatcher and Rev. John Danforth, with oth- 
ers, who on the 29 of the same month, came and ordained 



68 FAxAIILY MEMORIAL. 

Rev. Richard Billings, Pastor of the church. Ten other 
members signed the church covenant. 

He was a facetious companion, spent much of his time 
among- his parishoners, and being iond of Medical studies, 
ministered to their bodily as well as spiritual health. 

Hist. Coll. 206. 

Mr. Billings instructed the Indians at a Meeting House 
of their own once a month on the Lord's day. — [lb. 

No. 6. II B. EBENEZER BILLINGS,* 

a brother of the preceding, married Jerusha . Their 

children were, 

1. Jerusha, born 7 August, 170.5 | 2. Ebenezer, and perhaps others. 

\ [Dorchester Records. 

No. 7. I C. jerusha" BILLINGS, 

was married to Cornelius Kollock, 26 Sept. 1723. 

No. 8. II C. ebenezer BILLINGS, Jr. 

married Susannah Hartshorn of Walpole, about 1744, and 

settled in Stoughton. Their children were, 

1. Timothy, born 26 March, J745 | .3. Hepzibah, born 10 Afwil, 1761 

2. Sarah, " 19 .Tune, 1748 | 4. Eunice, " 13 Sept. 1763 

Died 18 Feb. 1754. | [Stoiigliton Records 



No. 9. V B. ELIZABETH BILLINGS, 

daughter of Ebenezer and Hannah Billings, was married 

to Stephen Badlam of Weymouth, 17 June, 1719, 

Do)xhester Records. 



No. 10. IX B. SAMUEL BILLINGS, 

a brother of the preceding, married Sarah Bates, 14 Nov. 
1716, whose children were, 1. Samuel. 2. Elijah. 

Sarah, wife of Capt. Samuel Billings, died 21 Oct. 1732. 
His second wife was Hannah Fisher of Dedham, married 
in 1736. Their children were, 

3. Benjamin born 8 Feb. 1738 j 4. Sarah, born 23 Aug. 1744 

I Died 4 Dec. 174.5.— [76. 

No. 11. I C. SAMUEL BILLINGS, Jr. 

married Keziah Hartshc!\x of Walpole, about 1743. Their 
children were, 

* Ebenezer Billings, and Ebenezer Billings, Jr. were among the Pro- 
prietors of Stoughton Lands, set off to tliem 20 Sept. 1713, ami in 1717, 
and to Roger Billings the same year ; to Elkanali Billings and John Bil- 
lings, 7 Dec. 1712. 



FAMILY MEMORIAL. 69 

1. Elkanali, born 4 Oct. 1744 | 4. Samuel, born 21 April, 1751 

2. Molly, " 25 Jan. 1747 | 5. Jacob, « 19 Aug. 1755 

3. Levitt, " 8 Feb. 1749 | 6. Spencer, " 2:3 Sept. 1759 

[Stoughto7i Records. 

No. 12. II C. ELIJaIT BILLINGS, 

a brother of the preceding-, married Elizabeth Hartshorn 
of Walpole, about 1746. Their children were, 

1. Elkanah, born 17 April, 1747 

2. Elijab, " 5 June, 1749 

Died 5 Sept. the same year. 

No. 13. Ill C. BENJAMIN BILLINGS, 

son of Samuel and Hannah Billings, married Rachel Pratt 

of Norton, about 1759. Their children were, 

1. Benjamin, born 25 Aug. 17G0 | 2. Sarah, born 4 March, 17G4.-[76. 



3. Elijah, 


born 26 Feb. 


1750 


4. Sarah, 


" 14 Feb. 


1753 

[lb. 



No. 14. X B. BERIAH BILLINGS, 

son of Ebenezer and Hannah Billings, married Mary . 

Their children were, 

1. Hannah, ^bprn,23 Ail^'. , 4732 | 2. JJeriah, born 16 May, 1739.- [/6. 

No. 15. XIII B. ELKANAH~BILLINGS, 

a brother of the preceding, married Mary Crehore of Dor- 
chester, 26 Sept. 1723. Their children were, 

1. Elkanah, born about 1726 | 2. William, born 5 Aug. 1731 
Died 16 May, 1743. | 3. Rebecca, born 19 Sept. 1734.— {lb. 



No. 16. V A. ROGER BILLINGS, 

son of Roger and Hannah Billings, married Sarah, daugh- 
ter of Stephen and Hannah Paine of Braintree, 22 Jan. 
1678. (See Paine No. 2, 4.) Their children were, 

1. Hannah, born 21 Jan. 1679 | 7. Stephen, born 27 Aug. 1691 

2. Joseph, " 27 May, 1681 | 8. Moses, " 20 Nov. 1696 

3. John, " 10 March, 1683 | 9. Ann, " 4 Aug. 1698 

4. Roger, " 9 Jan. 1684 | 10; Abigail, " 15 Feb. 1700 

5. William, " 27 July, 1686 | 11. Elizabeth, " 11 June, 1702 

6. Sarah, « 27 Feb. 1688 | 12. Isaac, « 9 July, 1703 

{Dorchester Records. 

No. 17. II B. JOSEPH BILLINGS, 

son of the preceding, married Ruhami , and set- 
tled in Milton. Their children were, 

1. Hannah, born 25 Feb. 1707 6. William, born 21 Sept. 1717 

2. Joseph, " 17 June, 1709 7. Ebenezer, " 19 Sept. 1719 

3. Benjamin, « 6 Sept. 1711 8. John, " 29 May, 1722 

4. Sarah, " 6 Nov. 1712 9. Ruhami, " 19 Feb. 1725 

5. Patience, " 21 31arch, 1715 



70 FAMILY MEMORIAL. 

Ruhami, wife of Joseph Billings, died 2 Feb. 1740, aged 
64. Joseph Billings died 18 Jan. 1765. — [JlJilton Records. 

No. 18. II C. JOSEPH BILLINGS, 

son of the preceding, married Anna, daughter of Col. John 
Holman of Milton, 23 June, 1730, (Milton Records,) and 
settled in Stoughton. Their children were, 



1. Samuel, born 8 Jiinp, 1731 

2. Sarah, " 6 Feb. 1735 

Died 23 Aug. same year. 



3. Anna, bom 1 Nov. 1736 

4. Joseph, " 15 June, 1739 

Died 16 July, same year. 



Anna, wife of Joseph Billings, died 17 Oct. N. S. 1753, 
in the 45th year of her age. — [Stoughton Records. 



No. 19. V C. PATIENCE BILLINGS, 

a sister of the preceding, was married to Thomas Vose of 
Milton, 4 March 1140.— [Milton Records. 



No. 20. VI C. WILLIAM BILLINGS, 3d. 

a brother of the preceding, married Sarah Nason, 22 Dec. 
1757, and settled in Stoughton, (now Canton.) Their 
children were 1. Oliver, born 21 Sept. 1758, and two oth- 
er sons. 



No. 21. VII C. EBENEZER BILLINGS, 

a brother of the preceding, married Jerusha Vose of Mil- 
ton, about 1744, and settled in Milton. Their children were, 
1. Jerusha, wlio died 12 Feb. 1745 | 2. Jeruslia, born 29 Oct. 1746 
Jerusha, wife of Ebenezer Billings, died 5 Nov. 1746. 
His second wife was Miriam Davenport of Stoughton, mar- 
ried 23 Feb. 1749, whose children were, - 

3. Mary, born 24 Ai)ril, 1750 \ 7. Lydia, born 21 March, 1760 

4. Hannah, " 5 Nov. 1752 | 8. Miriam, " 10 April, 1763 

5. Joseph, " 12 March, 1755 1 9. Benjamin, " 26 Oct. 1765 

6. Lemuel, " 26 March, 1757 | 

Ebenezer Billings died 16 Sept. 1766. — [Milton Records. 

2. Jerusha, was married to Roger Sumner of Stoughton, 
in 1764. 

3. Mary, was married to Adam Davenport of Milton. 

4. Hannah, was married to Henry Vose of Milton. 

7. Lydia, was married to William Crehore of Milton. 

8. Miriam, was married to Samuel Vose of Milton. 



No. 22. VIII C. JOHN BILLINGS, 

a brother of Ebenezer, last named, married Sarah Spear of 



FAMILY MEMORIAL. ?l 

Braintree, about 1744, and settled in Stoughton. Their 
children were, 



1. John, born 1 Sept. 1745 

2. Joseph, « 13 Dec. 1747 

Died 22 Feb. 1749. 



3. Sarah, born 15 Aug. 1749 

4. Frederick, " 9 Nov. 1752 

[Stoughton Records. 



No. 23. V B. WILLIAM BILLINGS, 

a son of Roger and Sarah Billings, married Ruth Crehore 
of Milton, 17 June, 1719, and afterwards settled in Stough- 
ton. Their children were, 
1. Wiliiain, | 2. Ruth, who died 19 Aug. 1736. 

No. 24. I C. WILLIAM BILLINGS, Jr. 

married Mary Badlam of Weymouth, about 1741-2, and 

settled it Stoughton. Their children were. 



1. 


William, 


born 14 Nov. 


1742 


4. Daniel, 


born 11 Feb. 


1749 


2. 


Hannah, 


" 21 Dec. 


1744 


5. Sarah, 


" 22 Sept. 


1751 


3, 


Mary, 


" 29 Jan. 


174G-7 









No. 25. I D. WILLIAM BILLINGS, 

married Mary Leonard of Stoughton, 13 Dec. 1764. He 
afterwards settled in Boston, and was said to be the first 
author and publisher of Musick in this country, and his 
productions in that science are too well known to need 
even a passing notice. His second wife was Lucy, daughter 
of Major Robert Swan of Stoughton, married 26 July, 1774. 

No. 26. VII B. STEPHEN^ILLINGS, 

a son of Roger and Sarah Billings, married Elizabeth Fen- 
no, and settled in Stoughton, (now Canton.) Their chil- 
dren were, 

1. Stephen, bom 23 Feb. 1725 

2. Seth, " 1 Feb. 1728 

3. Roger, " 15 March, 1730 

4. Jacob, « 1 July, 1732 

5. Thornas, ? ,, ^^ r\ .. t7o- 

6. Elizabeth, i ' ^^ Oct. 173o 

Elizabeth, wife of Stephen Billings, died 17 Oct. 1783. 

No. 27. I C. STEPHEN BILLINGS, Jr. 

married Betty Kenney, about 1751-2, and settled in 

Stoughton, (now Canton.) Their children were, 

1. Nathaniel, born I 3. Stephen, born 

2. Nathan, " 14 Nov. 1756 | 4. John, " 7 June, 1763 



7. Amariah, 


born 27 Oct. 


1738 


8. Abraham, 

9. Isaac. 


• " 14 July, 


1745 


10. Elijah, 


« 9 March 


1748 


11. Sarah, 


" 28 May, 


1751 



No. 28. II C. SETH BILLINGS, 

a brother of the preceding, married Jerusha Redman about 



72 



FAMILY MEMORIAL. 



1750, and settled in Stoiighton. 

1. Jeiuslia, bom 3 Aug. 1750 

2. Seth, " 30 :\]av, 1756 

Died 12 Aug. 17(J9. 



Their children were, 

3. Robert, boni 29 Dec. 1759 

4. Zemah, " 15 Aug. 1762 



Seth Billings died 7 Aug. 176G. 

No. 29. Ill C. ROGER BILLINGS, 

a brother of the preceding-, married Susannah Wiswall of 
Dorchester, about 1753. Their children were, 



1. Enoch, born 27 Oct. 17.54 

2. Jonathan, « 29 Oct. 1756 

3. Hannah, " 1 Aug. 1759 

4. F:iizabeth, " 24 Aug. 1761 

5. Rhoda, " 19 March, 1763 



6. .lesse, 

7. Ruth, 

8. Timothy, 

9. Susannah, 

10. Sally, 



born 8 May, 
" 7 Aug. 
" 16 Aug. 
" 7 June, 
" 17 July, 



1765 
1767 
1770 
1773 
1776 



No. 30. IV C. JACOB BILLINGS, 
a brother of the preceding, married Rachel, a daughter of 
Philip and Mary White of Milton, 3 April, 1760. She was 
born 29 April, 1739. Their children were, 

1. Josej)!), born 10 IMarch, 1763 I 2. Peter, born 18 May, 1767 
Died 28 Jan. 1828. 1 

No. 31. II D. PETER BILLINGS, 

married Rebecca, daughter of Comfort and Grace Whit- 
ing* (Whyton) 2 Dec. 1784, and settled in Canton. Their 
children were, 



1. Rebecca, 

2. Mary, 

3. Rachel, 

4. Nancy, 

5. Hannah, 



born 



4 Oct. 

1 Dec. 

8 May, 
11 Oct. 
21 July, 



1787 

1789 
1792 
1794 
1797 



6. C]aris.sa, 

7. Catharine, 

8. Sarah ^Vhi 

9. Sarah White 



' i Died in infancy. 



Peter Billings died 26 June 1S07. 



No. 32. VI C. ELIZABETH BILLINGS, 

daughter of Stephen and Elizabeth Billings, was married 
to Samuel Dwelley, about 1751. 

* Grace, the wife of Comfort Whyton, was a daughter of John and Jo- 
anna Lysconi, and was born 14 Aug. O. S. 1732 ; her mother was a Leo- 
nard. Slie was married to John Fadden, a Mariner, 12 April, 1751, by whom 
she had two sons, viz. John, who married Mary Hillings, 6 March, 1775. 
James, who married Mchitable Wentworth, 13 Aug. 1772. Her second 
liusband was Comfort Whiting before named, a tiative of Hingham, by 
whom she had, 

7. Nathaniel, bom 24 Dec. 1768 

8. Abigail, « IMarch, 1771 

9. Lemuel, " 1773 

10. Grace, " July, 1775 

11. Comfort, « Mal-ch, 1777 



1, Joanna, 


born 27 April, 


1759 


2. Nathaniel, ^ 


" 28 Jan. 


1761 


3. Plnhp, S 






4. Mary, 


" 1 Dec. 


1762 


5. Ruth, 


" 6 Nov. 


1764 


6. Rebecca, 


" 6 March 


1767 



FAMILY MEMORIAL. 73 

No. 33. IX C. ISAAC BILLINGS, 

a brother of the preceding," married Mary McKendry of 
Canton, 7 Sept. 1769. Their children were I. Mary. 2. 
Isaac. 



No. 34. XII B. ISAAC BILLINGS, 

a son of Roger and Sarah Billings, was graduated at Har- 
vard College in 1724, and in 1737 or 38, married Beulah 
Vose of Milton, where he spent his days. Their children 
were, 

1. Sarah, born 14 Jan. 1739, the wife of John Daniels, Jr. 

2. Elizabeth, " 18 June, 1740, the wife of Joseph Shepard, 

3. Ruth, " 11 Aug. 1742, the wife of Verin Daniels. 

4. Abigail, « 29 July. 1749. 



No. 35. -' JONATHAN BILLINGS, Jr. 

son of Jonathan Billings of Dorchester, and grandson of 
Ebenezer and Hannah^Billings, (No. 4-4) married Sarah, 
daughter of Nathaniel and Mehitable Guild of Dedham, in 
1748. She was born 18 April, 1723. Their children were, 

1. Jonathan, born 16 Aug. 1749 1 5. Mehitable, 

2. Sarah, I 6. Hannah, 

3. Richard, I 7. Nathaniel, 

4. Mary, ' 8. Susannah, 



No. 36. JOSEPH BILLINGS, 

probably a son of Roger and Hannah Billings of Dorches- 
ter, lived in Braintree, who by his wife Hannah had three 
children born there, viz : 

1. Elizabeth, born 13 July, 1691 I 3. Joseph, born 17 May, 1695 

2. Hannah, " 23 March, 1693 1 [Braintree Records. 

There was a John Billings, Portsmouth, 1640, Belknap 1. Hist. N. H. 
47. Nathaniel, Concord, was admitted freeman 1641, and died 24 Aug, 
1673, leaving sons Nathaniel, and John, who married Elizabeth Hastings, 
1661, and died 1704, Shattuck, M. S. Hist. Concord. (Roger, Dorchester, 
the progenitor of the foregoing numbered families.) William, one of the 
proprietors of Lancaster.— (Farmer.) 



10 



THE FAMILY OF CAPEN. 



No. 1. BERNARD CAPEN, 

with his wife Jane were among the early settlers of Dor- 
chester, and are supposed to be the Progenitors of all of 
the name of Capen in New England, if not in the United 
States. "He was admitted fi^eeman 1636, died 8 Nov. 
1638, aged 76. His widow Jane Capen, died 26 March, 
1653, aged 75." — [Dorchester Sexton's Monitor, 13. Farmer. 

No. 2. A. Capt. JOHN CAPEN,* 

was the only son of Bernard Capen, of whom we have any 
record. He came to this country with his aged parents, 
and settled in Dorchester, from which records it appears 
he had two children by his first wife Roedegon. 
1. Joanna, born -3, 8, 10:38 I 2. John, born 21, 8, 16.39 

Died 19, 9, 1638. | 

His second wife was Mary Bass of Braintree. Their 
children were, 

3. Samuel, | 7. Joseph, born 29, 10, 1658 

4. Mary, | 8. Hannah, " 1, 8, 1662 

5. Bernard, | 9. Elizabeth, " 29, 10, 1666 

6. Preserved, born 4, 1, 1656-7 | 

Capt. John Capen died 4 April, 1692, aged 80. 

*"John Capen son of Bernard and Jane Capen, born in England 
in 1612, admitted freeman 16-34, married Mary, the daughter of Goodman 
Bass, deacon of the first Church in Braintree in the year 1647, as appears 
of three letters of courtship written by him to her; the first dated 15, 2 — 
the second the 5, .3, and the third 1, 5 mo. 1647. He was ordained deacon 
of the Church in Dorchester, Feb. 13, 1658, and died April 4, 1692, aged 80 ; 
having been deacon 33 years and 2 months, Selectman 16 years, Repre- 
sentative of the town 6 years, Recorder (town clerk) 13 years, a Military 
Officer 50 years; the last rank he held was that of Captain of the whole 
militia of the town. Mary, his widow, died June 29, 1704, aged 73 years. 

_[Rev. Dr. Han-is. 



FAMILY ME3I0RIAL. 7.5 

No. 3. II B. JOHN CAPEN, Jr., 

married Susannah Barshani, 19, 9, 1663, and spent his days 
ill Dorcliester. Their children were, 

1. Susannah, born 16, 7, 1664 

2. John, who died 7 Aug. 1681 

3. Satiiuel, born 28, 8, 1667 

4. Thankful, " 22, 2, 1669 

5. Sarah, " 9, 10, 1670 



6. Dorothy, " i:}, 8, 1672 

Died 27, 9, 1672. 



7. Dorothy, born 16, 7, 167.3 

8. Purchase, " 14 Nov. 1675 

9. Nathaniel, " 1 Oct. 1677 
Died 29 Nov. 1682. 

10. Elizabeth, who died 17 Apr. 1680 

11. Elizabeth, born 21 March, 1682 

12. Hannah, " 21 Oct. 1684 



No. 4. Ill C. SAMUEL CAPEN, 

son of the preceding-, married Ann and lived in Dor- 
chester. Their children were, 

1. Hannah, born 1 March, 1696 I 3. John, born 21 March, 1702 

2. Samuel, " 6 July, 1698 | 4. Purchase, " 17 Aug. 1703 

No. 5. I D. HANNAH CAPEN, 

was married to John Glover of Dorchester, 15 Feb. 1714. 



No. 6. Ill D. JOHN CAPEN, 

married Elizabeth Hall of Dorchester, 5 Jan. 1727. 



No. 7. IV C. SARAH CAPEN, 

daughter of John and Susannah Capen, was married to 

Jonathan Clap of Dorchester, 23 June 1703. 



No. 8. IX C. ELIZABETH CAPEN, 

a sister of the preceding, was married to Samuel Lyon of 
Roxbury, 1 Dec. 1703. 

No. 9. Ill B. SAMUEL CAPEN, 

son of Capt. John and Mary Capen, married Susannah 
Payson, 9, 2, 1673. Their children were, 

1. Samuel, born 1, 12, 

Died 5, 4, 1674. 

2. Samuel, born 4 Nov. 

Died 6 Jan. 1676. 

3. Ilopestill, born 13 Oct. 

4. Mary, " 23 Sept. 

5. Ebeuezer, " 30 April, 

Died 1 Nov. 1682. 

No. 10. Ill C. HOPESTILL CAPEN, 

married Thankful Baker of Dorchester, 14 Aug. 1702. 

Their children were, 
J. Ilopestill, born 31 July, 1704 | 2. Thankful, born 30 Dec. 1706 



1673 


6. Edward, 


born 24 Sept. 


1683 




7. Samuel, 




1 March, 


1686 


1675 


8. Susannah, 




10 Nov. 


1688 




9. Jabish, 




3 March, 


1690 


1677 


10. Jonathan, 




17 March, 


1691 


1679 


11. Susannah, 




5 Sept. 


1693 


1682 


12. John, 




19 June, 


1696 




13. Elizabeth, 




28 Sept. 


1698 



76 FAMILY MEMORIAL. 

Thankful Capen was married to Jacob Humphrey, 26 
Nov. 1730. 



No. U. JVC. MARY CAPEN, 

daughter of Samuel and Susannah Capen, was married to 
John Preston of Dorchester, 21 May, 1701. 



No. 12. YI C. EDWARD CAPEN, 

a brother of the preceding, married Patience Tolman. Their 
children uere, 1. Edward, who died young. 2. John, who 
married a Davis of Roxbury, and had five sons, John, Ed- 
ward, Lemuel, Aaron, Joel, and four daughters, one of 
whom was the wife of Abraham, son of Edward and Su- 
sannah Capen, (No. 21.) 

No. 13. YII C. SAMUEL CAPEN, 

a brother of the preceding, lived in Dorchester and had 
two sons, and perhaps other children. 1. Josiah, 2. Robert. 

No. 14. I D. JOSIAH CAPEN, 

married Charity Dwelley of Dorchester, 1 Jan. 1744, by 
whom he had four sons, Josiah, Samuel, Benjamin, Lemu- 
el, and one daughter. The two oldest sons died young, 
the other two settled in Watertown. 

No. 15. II D. ROBERT CAPEN, 

married Jane Lyon of Dorchester, 1 Nov. 1744. He lived 
near the Meeting House in Stoughton. Their children were 
1. Samuel, born" "' ^'' •^ ''' '1 ^^^1 £)ied 7 May, 1755. 



2. Lydia, " 27 Feb. 1747 

3. Robert, " 28 Feb. 1749 

Died 9 Feb. 1750. 

4. Robert, born 11 Aug. 1750 

Died — August, 17.52. 

5. Sarah, born 12 April, 1751 



6. Robert, born 2 Aug. 1752 

7. Waitstill, " 25 Sept. 1753 

8. Bethiah, " 19 Sept. 1756 

9. Andrew, 

10. Hannah. 



No. 16. I E. SAMUEL CAPEN, Lf^,A¥r^Jl.\^^'^ 



son of the preceding, married Elizabeth Withington^about 
( ^.L 1767. Their children were, 

^ 1. Robert, born 1 May, 1768 I 3. Olive, born 28 Sept. 1772 

2. John, " 11 Maich, 1770 I 4. Samuel, " 27 May, 1777 

Samuel Capen, Gent, died in Dec. 1809, leaving a wid- 
ow Elizabeth, two children, Samuel and Olive Wentworth 
and one grand-daughter Eliza, daughter of John Capen, 
deceased. 



FAMILY MEMORIAL. 77 

No. 17. IX E. ANDREW CAPEN, 

a brother of the preceding, married Hannah Richards. 
Their children were Roberi, Andrew, Nahum, a bookseller 
in Boston of the firm of Marsh, Capen ^ Lyon, Benjamin 
and John. 

No. 18. X C. J0NA™^N~CAPEN, 

son of Samuel and Susannah Capen, married Jane, daugh- 
ter of Dea. Ebenezer Houghton of Milton, 22 Feb. 1722. 
Their children were, 



1 Elizabetli, 

2. Joiiallian, 

3. Sanuiel, 



4. Edward, 
.5. Joseph, 
(j. Jane. 



No. 19. II D. JONATHAN CAPExN, Jr. 

married Jerusha Talbot, 20 Nov. 1746 and settled in Stough- 
ton. Their children were, 

I. Rebecca, born 3 July, 1748, the wife of Elijah Went- 
worth. 2. Jerusha, born 16 May, 1750, the wife of Jacob 
Leonard. 3. Jonathan, born 20 Sept. 1752, married Han- 
nah Glover, and had a number of daughters and two sons, 
Jonathan, who died young, and Thomas who is now living 
in Stoughton with his father. 4. John, born 13 Feb. 
1755, married Patience Drake, and had five sons, John, 
Nathan, Adam, Peter and George, who are all now living. 

5. Melatiah, born 10 Sept. 1757, the wife of Jos. Porter, Jr. 

6. Theophilus, born 5 June, 1760, married Rachel Lam- 
bert, and moved into the State of Vermont. He had a num- 
ber of sons and daughters. 7. Eleanor, born 18 June, 1763, 
the wife of David Wadsworth. 8. Azubah, born 20 March, 
1766, the wife of David Clap. 

Jonathan Capen died in August, 1813. 



No. 20. Ill D. SAMUEL CAPEN, 
a brother of the preceding, married Sarah Bailey of Dor- 
chester, about 1756. Their children were, 

1. Elisha, born 20 March, 1757, his wife was Mille Gay, 
and his children were Elisha, Sanmel, Avery, and three 
daughters. 2. Rachel, born 11 Sept. 1759, was the wife 
of Col. Robert Swan. 3. William, born 13 June, 1763, his 
wife was Rebecca Swan, had one son William, who lives 
in Boston, and one daughter. 4. Elijah, born 5 May, 1768, 
who probably died young. 



No. 21. IV D. EDWARD CAPEN, 

a brother of the preceding, married Susannah, daughter of 



78 FAMILY MEMORIAL. 

Benjamin Clap. Their children were, 

1. James, born 13 Dec. 175G, married Elizabeth Cum- 
mings. Their children were James, Asa, Samuel, Susan- 
nah, Betsey, Azel, Ansel, Zilpah. Their grand-children 
are very numerous. 

2 Ilaiuinl). 

3. Susannah, 

4. Edward, born 12 April, 17G2 

5. Letnuel, " 

6. Uriah, " 24 May, 17G7 



7. Jane, 

8. Benjamin, born 13 Sept. 1772 

9. Abraham, ? ,, it , — • 
in o I } 1 June, 1//4 

10. Sarah, ^ ' 

11. Jos!e])h. 



Mraham, married Elizabeth, daughter of Capt. Isaac 
Thayer. (See Thayer, No. 48, 1.) He afterwards mar- 
ried a daughter of John Capen. (See Capen, No. 12.) 

Joseph, died in March, 1813, leaving his widow Lydia, 
and two children, Elizabeth and Mary. Lydia his widow 
was afterwards married to Samuel, son of John Capen, 
(See No. 22.) 



No. 22. XII C. JOHN CAPEN, 

son of Samuel and Susannah Capen, married a Miss Bug- 
bee of Roxbury. Their children were, 

1. Samuel, whose wife was Lydia, widow of Joseph Ca- 
pen, by whom he had one son, named Samuel John. (See 
No. 21, 11.) 2. John, who is now living in Dorchester. 



No. 23. IV B. MARY CAPEN, 

daughter of Capt. John and Mary Capen, was married to 
James Foster, 22 Sept. 1674. — [Dorchester Records. 



No. 24. V B. BERNARD CAPEN, 

a brother of the preceding, married Sarah Trott of Dorches- 
ter, 2 June, 1675. Their children were. 



1. Bernard, born 26 March, 1G7G 

2. John, " 18 Feb. 1677 

Died the same day. 

3. Sarah, born 5 Jan. 1678 



4. Joseph, born 28 Nov. 1681 

Died 5 Sept. 1G94. 

5. James, born 8, 2, 1664 

Died the san)e day. 

6. John, born 1 July, 1685 



No. 25. BERNARD CAPEN, Jr. 

married Sarah Clap of Dorchester, 14 Dec. 1704. Their 

children were, 

I.Bernard, born 5 Feb. 1706 | 2. Joseph, born 27 Oct. 1707 



No. 26. VI B. PRESERVED CAPEN, 

son of Capt. John and Mary Capen, married Mary Payson 
of Dorchester, 16 May, 1682. Their cliildren were, 



FAMILY MEMORIAL. 



79 



\. Mary, born 28 March, 1G83 1 5. John, 

y. Trt'served, " 10 April, IG86 \ (J. Elienezer, 

'A. Eh/abetli, " 1 March, 1(190 7. Ebenezer, 

■I. Anne, " 13 Nov. 1692 | 8. Anne, 



Iinrn Ifi Oct. Ifi94 

'' t! St'])t. I(i98 

" 8 Jan. 1700 

" 9 May, 170:3 



No. 27. II C. PRESERVED CAPEN, Jr. 

married vSusannah Withington of Dorcliester, 1 1 Aug. 1708, 

and afterwards settled in Stouofhton. Their cliildren were. 



1. Preserved, 

2. Ebenczer, 

3. Susannal), 



born 12 May, 1710 
" 15 April, 1710 
« 20 Jan. 1718 



Preserved Capen died 18 



4. David, born 3 April, 1720 

5. Elijah, " 6 June, 1724 
(J. Mary, « ItiJiily, 1729 

Died 19 May, 174G, aged 17. 

Oct. 1757, aged 71 years 6 



months. Susannah, widow of Preserved Capen, died 14 
Oct. 1762, in the 74th year of her age. 



No. 28. II D. EBENEZER CAPEN, 

a son of the preceding, married Elizabeth - 
settled in Stoughton. Their children were, 



and 



born 18 Sept. 
" 17 Nov. 



1751 
1754 



1. Ezekiel, born 28 July, 1745 4. Susannah, 

2. Lemuel, " 6 Dec. 1747 5. Samuel, 

3. Susannah, " 18 Feb. 1750 

He married Abigail Kingsbury of Dedhara, in 1763, his 
second wife, by whom he had one son Nathaniel, now liv- 
ing in Dedham. 

He married Mrs. Jerusha Leonard, a widow, 25 Dec. 
1771, who had by him two sons, Oliver and William. 



No. 29. IV D. DAVID CAPEN, 

son of Preserved and Susannah Capen, married Relief' 
and settled in Stoughton. Their children were, 



1. David, 

2. Thomas, 

3. David, 



born 28 July, 
" 30 July, 
" 7 Jan. 



1747 
1748 
1750 



4. Susannah, 

5. Sarah, 
G. Molly, 



born 19 April, 1751 
" 22 Oct. 17.'>3 
" 10 May, 1755 



No. 30. V D. ELIJAH CAPEN, 

a brother of the preceding, married Elizabeth Bird, about 
1743, and settled in Stoughton. Mrs. Capen was born in 
1716. Their children were. 



1. Elijah, born 25 June, 

Died 5 Sept. 1744. 

2. Damans, born 26 June, 

3. Mary, " 8 March, 



1744 I 4. Elijah, 

i.5. Sarah, 
6. Samnel, 



born 5 Jinie, 1749 
" 14Feb.N.S.1753 
" 20 May, 1757 



Elizabeth, wife of Elijah Capen, died 10 February, 1786, 
aged 71 years. 



80 FAMILY INIEMORIAL. 

No. 31. VII B. JOSEPH CAPEN, 

a son of Capt. John and Mary Capen, was eraduated at 
Harvard College in 1677, ordained at Topsfield, 11 June, 
1684. He married Priscilla Appleton, (Felt's Hist, of Ips- 
wich, p. 171,) died 30 June, 1725, aged 67. His widow 
Mrs. Priscilla Capen, died 18 Oct. 1743. Their children were 

1. Priscilla, born 1 Sept. 1685, married 21 Sept. 1708, 
Caleb Thomas of Marshfield. 

2. John, born 15 June 1687, died 26 April, 1732. (It ap- 
pears that he had a daughter baptized 1 Feb. 1715-16.) 

3. Mary, bapt. 17 Feb. 1688-9— married 5 Jan. 1700-10 
Thomas Baker of Topsfield. 

4. Elizabeth, bapt. 26 April, 1691— married 12 Oct. 1711 
Simon Bradstreet of Topsfield. Mrs. Bradstreet died 22 
March, 1781. Simon Bradstreet, born 14 April, 1682. He 
was a son of John and Sarah Bradstreet, and a grandson 
of Gov. Simon Bradstreet. 

5. Joseph, bapt. 6 Aug. 1693, died in youth. 

6. Nathaniel, born 13 July, 1695, died 16 Feb. 1749-50, 
unmarried. 

7. Sarah, born 2 April, 1699, married 9 May, 1717 John 
Bradford of Boston. 

No. 32. JOHN^CAPEN, 

supposed to be a son of Preserved and Mary Capen, (No. 
26-5,) married Ruth, daughter of Ephraim and Sarah Thay- 
er, 20 Sept. 1722, and settled in Braintree. (See second 
part, 8 Branch, No. 1.) 

Note. — Rev. Joseph Capen delivered a funeral sermon occasioned by 
the death of Rev. Joseph Green, minister of Salem Village, now Danvers, 
North Parish, which sermon was printed with a prefatory epistle, by Dr. 
Increase Mather. — Toivn Clerk of Topsfield. 



THE FAMILY OF COPELAND. 



No. 1. "LAWRENCE COPELAND, 

was married to Lydia Tovvnsend, the twelfth day of the 
tenth month 1651, by Mr. Hibbins of Boston." There chil- 
dren were. 



1. 


Thomas, bom 


3,10, 


1652 


5. Lvflia, 




Died 4, 11, 


1G5'2. 




6. Ephraim, 


2. 


Thomas, born 


8, 12, 


1654 


7. Hannah, 


.S. 


William, 


15, 9, 


1656 


8. Richard, 


4. 


John, " 


10, 12, 


1658 


9. Abigail, 



born 31, 


3, 


1661 


" 17, 


11, 


1665 


" 25, 


12, 


1668 


" 11, 


5, 


1672 


(( 




1674 



" Lawrence Copeland, a very aged man, born in the 
Reigne of our gracious Sovereign Queen Elizabeth, of bles- 
sed memory, dyed December, ye. 30, 1699. 

"Lydia, wife of Lawrence Copeland, dyed 8 Jan. 1688." 

[Braintree Records. 

No. 2. 11 A. THOiMAS COPELAND, 

a son of the above Lawrence, married Mehitable Atwood, 

widow, 3 Feb. 1692, by whom he had 

1. Mary, born 24 Nov. 1692. Mehitable, wife of Thom- 
as Copeland, died 2 Nov. 1695, aged about 30 years. His 

second wife was Mercy , who died 20 Feb. 1699. 

His third wife was Mary daughter of John Arnold. (See 
Arnold, No. 2, 2,) married 17 May, 1699. Their children 
were, 



2. Thomas, born 10 April, 1700 

3. Sarah, » 23 Dec. 1700 



4. Nathaniel, born 30 April, 1704 

Died 11 May, 1706. 

5. Elizabeth, born 18 June, 1706 



Thomas Copeland died 6 June, 1706. 

No. 3. I B. MARY COPELAND, 

daughter of the preceding, was married to Ephraim Thay- 
er, Jr. 1 April, 1718. (See second part, 2. Branch, No. 1.) 



No. 4. n B. THOMAS COPELAND, Jr. 

married Susannah . Their children were, 

11 



82 



FAMILY MEMORIAL. 



1. Susatniah, Itorii 8 May, 1724 



2. Jane, 


" 14 O. t. 


1725 


3. Thomas, 


" 20 April, 


1729 


4. Jacoh, 


" Jan. 


1731 


5. Mary, 


" 23 Feb. 


1733 



G. Elizril.eth, born 7 Feb. 1735 

7. GpisIiomi Collier, 1738 

8. Tiiomas, liorn 19 Jan. 1741 

9. Josiali, " 1743 



No. 5. IV C. JACOB COPELAND, 

of Boston, son of the preceding, married Rachel Adams of 
Stoughton, about 1765, and settled in Stoughton. By her 
he had 1. Rachel, born 10 Aug. 1766. 

Rachel, wife of Jacob Copeland, died 10 Nov. t7GG. 

No. 6. VII C. GERSHOM C. COPELAND, 

a brother of the preceding, married Betsey Collier of Hull, 
7 April, 1764. Gershoni Copeland, Jr. of Weymouth, died 
in Oct. 1807, leaving a widow Hannah Copeland, who di- 
ed in March, 1814. 

No. 7. Ill B. SARAH COPELAND, 

daughter of Thomas and Mary Copeland, was married to 
Jonathan Hayden of Braintree, 22 Dec. 1719. 



No. 8. V B. ELIZABETH COPELAND, 

sister of the preceding, was married to Benjamin Paine, 
May, 1725. (See Paine, No. 15.) 



No. 9. Ill A. WILLIAM COPELAND, 

a son of Lawrence and Lydia Copeland, married Mary, 
widow of Cristopher Webb, Jr. and daughter of John and 
Ruth Bass, 13 April, 1694. (See Bass, No. 47.) Their 



children were, 










1. William, born 7 March, 


1695 


6. Joseph, 


born 18 May, 


1706 


2. Ephraim, " 1 Feb. 


1697 


7. Benjamin, 


" 5 Oct. 


1708 


3. Ebenezer, " 16 Feb. 


1698 


8. Moses, 


" 28 May, 


1710 


4. Jonathan, " 31 A up. 


1701 


9. Mary, 


" 28 May, 


1713 


5. David, « 15 April 


1704 









No. 10. IB. WILLIAM COPELAND, Jr. 
married Mary, daughter of Richard and Rebecca Thayer, 
15 June, 1718. (See Thayer, Nos. 3 and 31.) Theirchil- 
dren were. 



1. Rebecca, born 16 March, 1718 1 4. James, 

2. Lydia, " 25 Oct. 1720 | 5. Marv, 

3. William, " 19 Amj. 1722 6. Anna, 

Died 29 June, 1727. | 7. WUliam, 



born 19 March, 1724 
" 31 May, 1726 
« 4 Aug. 1728 
« 6 Dec. 1730 



FAMILY MEMORIAL. 83^ 

No. n. Ill B. EBENEZEIl COPELAND, 

a brother of the preceding, married Deborah, dausrhter of 
Samuel and Deborah White, 17 Feb. 1726. (See~ White, 
No. 21.) Their children were, 

1. Deborah, 2. Abigail, 3. Mary, 4. Hannah. 

No. 12. Deborah., was married to Uriah Thayer. (Second 
part, 6 Branch, No. 2.) 

No. lo. Abigail^ was married to Daniel Kingman of 
Bridgewater. 

No. 14. Mary., was married to Thomas Belcher, 6 Aug. 

1768. 
No. 15. Hannah., was married to Ezra Shaw of Abington, 

18 Sept. 1767. 

No. 16. IV B. JONATnAN~cbPELAND, 

a brother of the preceding, married Betty Snell, who was 
born in 1705, and settled in West Bridgewater. Their 
children were, 

I.Abigail, born in 1724— 2. Betty, 1726— 3. Jonathan, 
1728—4. Mary, 1731—5. Joseph, 1734— 6. Hannah, 17.37— 
7. Elijah, 1739—8. Daniel, 1741—9. Sarah, 1744—10. Eb- 
enezer, 1744—11. Betty, 1750. 

Jonathan Copeland died at the age of 90 years. 

No. 17. I C. ABIGAIL COPELAND, 

was married to George Howard of West Bridgewater. 



No. 18. II C. BETTY COPELAND, 

died unmarried in the year 1750, at the age of 24 years. 



No. 19. Ill C. JONATHAN COPELAND, Jr. 

married Mehitable Dunbar, lived and died in West Bridge- 
water. Their children were, 

1. Jonathan — 2. Mehitable— 3. Sarah — 4. Asa — 5. Caleb 
—6. Ephraim— 7. Polly— 8. Martha. 

Jonathan Copeland died at the age of 92 years. 

No. 20. I D. JONATHAN COPELAND, 

a son of the preceding, niarried Deborah Otis. Their chil- 
dren were, Jonathan, Charles, George, William, Mehita- 
ble, Samuel, Deborah. 



No. 21. II D. ,u'l/e/H7fl6?e, was married to Daniel Hartwcll. 



84 FAMILY MEMORIAL. 

No. 22. IV D. Jlsa^ married Persis Howard. Their chil- 
dren were, Albert, Azel, Asa, Francis. 



No. 23. V D. Caleb, married Sally Biram. Their chil- 
dren were Lawrence, Temperance, Caleb, Seth, Vesta, 
Sally, Elizabeth, Ahnira, Ephraim, Mary. 

No. 24. VI D. Ephraim, married Lucy Keith, settled in 
Leicester, and had three children. 



No. 25. VII D. Polly, was married to John Burr, and 
went to Virsrinia. Sarah and JMartha have no families. 



No. 26. IV C. MARY COPELAND, 

daughter of Jonathan and Betty Copeland, was married to 
Benjamin Gannett of Sharon. 

No. 27. V C. JOSEPH COPELAND, 

a brother of the preceding, married Rebecca Hooper. Their 
children were, 1. Rebecca — 2. Joseph — 3. Salmon — 4. Han- 
nah— 5. Polly— 6. Sarah— 7. V^lnslow— 8. Huldah— 9. Hez- 
ekiah — 10. Lucy. Joseph Copeland died aged 77 years. 

No. 28. I D. Rebecca, daughter of the preceding, was 
married to a Dunbar. 



No. 29. II D. Joseph, died without issue. 

No. 30. Ill D. Salmon, married Kelly Snell. Their chil- 
dren were, Lyman, Pardon, Nathan. 

No. 31. V D. Polly, was married to a Mr. Hall. 

No. S2. VII D. Winslow, went to New Hampshire. 

No. ^S. VIII D. Huldah, was married to a Mr. Holmes. 

No. 34. IX D. Hezekiah, also went to New Hampshire. 

No. 35. X D. Lucy, was married to a Mr. Holmes. 



No. 36. VI C. HANNAH COPELAND, 

daughter of Jonathan and Betty Copeland, was married to 
Jonathan Kingman of West Bridgewater. 



No. 37. VII C. ELIJAH COPELAND, 

a brother of the preceding, married Rhoda Snell, and set- 
tled in Easton. Their children were, 1. Elijah — 2. Josiah 
—3. Luther— 4. Rhoda— 5. Abigail— 6. Martin— 7. Polly. 
Elijah Copeland died aged 78 years. 



FAMILY INIEMORIAL. 85 

No. 38. I D. Elijah, son of the preceding, settled in 

Weston. 
No. 39. II D. Josiah, married a Miss Howard. Their 

children were Horatio, Susannah, Hirani. 
No. 40. Ill D. Luther, settled in Vermont. 
No. 41. VI D. Martin, has a family in Easton. 



No. 42. VIII C. DANIEL COPELAND, 

a son of Jonathan and Betty Copeland, married Susannah 
Ames, and lived in Bridgewater. Their children were, 1. 
Azel — 2. Daniel — 3. Susannah — 4. Cyrus — 5. Martin — 6. 
Shalat— 7. Matilda— 8. Alfred— 9. Betsey— 10. Clara— 11. 
Ralph. Daniel Copeland died aged 86. 



No. 43. IX C. SARAH COPELAND, 

a sister of the preceding, was married to David Keith of 
Easton. 



No. 44. X C. EBENEZER COPELAND, 

a brother of the preceding, married Abby Godfrey for his 
first wife. Their children were, 1. Ebenezer — 2. James — 
3. Betty — 4. Abby— 5. Lydia— 6. Rachel— 7. Ruth— 8. Mol- 
ly, who died in infancy — 9. Molly — 10. Oakes, who now 
lives on the homestead of his father in Foxborough. 

In the year 1800, his family was sick, and James, Betty, 
Mrs. Copeland, Rachel, Ruth and Molly died. His second 
wife was a widow Bridget Wood of Foxborough, whence 
he removed and spent the remainder of his days. 

Ebenezer Copeland died in April, 1829, aged 83 years. 
No. 45. I D. Ebenezer, the oldest son of the preceding, 
married Mehitable Snell, and settled in West Bridgewater, 
by whom he had one daughter. His wife died in 1800. — 
His second wife was Hannah Godfrey. Their children are, 
James, Rachel, Mary, Abby, Ruth, Hannah, Betsey, Law- 
rence. 

No. 46. IV D. Abby, was married to Elijah Snell, and 
settled at Winthrop, Maine. 

No. 47. V D. Lydia, was married to Nathan Howard, 
and settled at Winthrop. 



No. 48. XI C. BETTY COPELAND, 

daughter of Jonathan and Betty Copeland, was married to 
a Mr. Belcher of Sharon, and had three children, all of 
whom with their father and mother are dead. 



1729 


5. Moses, born 6 April, 1741 




6. Newcotiib, " about 1743-4 


1731-2 


7. Joseph, " 19 xMarch, 1747 


17:33-4 


8. Kachel, " 12 Feb. 1750 


1738 





86 FAMILY MEMORIAL. 

No. 49. V B. DAVID COPELAND, 

son of William and Mary Copeland, married Elizabeth 
(Newcomb ?) and settled in Milton. Their children were, 

1. Rachel, born 20 Aug, 

Died .) Oct. 1745.' 

2. Mary, born 19 Feb. 

3. Hannah, " 3 Nov. 

4. David, " 14 May, 

David Copeland died 15 April, 1750. 

No. 50. II C. JIanj, was married to Joseph Crane, 29 

Nov. 1750. 

No. 51. Ill C. Hannah, vvas married to Seth Crane in 

1756. 

No. 52. IV C. Z)aj;td', married Elizabeth Clap about 1759. 

No. 53. V C. J\Ioses, married Patience Sweet, in 1761, by 

whom he had Nathaniel, born 29 March, 1762. 

[Jllilton Records. 

No. 54. VI C. J^^ewconib^ was living in Mansfield in 1833, 
aged about 90. 



No. 55. VI B. JOSEPH COPELAND, 

a son of William and Mary Copeland, married Elizabeth 
Tolman and settled in Scituate. Their children were, 

1. Elizabeth, born 1736, died in 1828—2. Ruth, born 
1738—3. Mary, 1740—4. Hannah, 1743, was living in 1833 
—5. Rhoda, 1745—6. Lydia, 1747—7. Joseph, 1749—8. 
William, 1751—9. Ebenezer, 1753, died 1810—10. Rebec- 
ca, born 1755 — 11. Sarah, 1758 — 12. Elisha, 1759, lived in 
Fairhaven. Joseph settled in Turner, Maine, the rest in 
Scituate and Hanover. — [Ebenezer Copeland^ M. <S. 



No. 56. VII B. BENJAMIN COPELAND, 

a brother of the preceding, married Sarah Allen, 21 Nov. 
1734, and had one son born in Braintree, viz : Benjamin, 
born 7 June, 1736. — [Braintree Records. 

He afterwards settled in Norton, and had four sons and 
five daughters : William, Moses, now living, Samuel, Asa 
dead, and some of his daughters are still living. 

[Ebenezer Copeland, M. S. 

No. 57. IX B. MARY COPELAND, 

a sister of the preceding, was married to Ephraim Jones 

of Braintree, 2 Dec. 1731. Their children were. 



FAMILY MEMORIAL. 87 



1. Abraham, 

2. Moses, 


born 4 Sept. 
" 27 Sept. 


1732 
1734 


7. .Tosppli, } 

8. Mary, S 


born 27 Feb. 


171G 


fi. Abraham, 


" 13 March 


, 1738 


9. Ephraim, 


« 1 Sept. 


1751 


4. Hannah, 


" 8 March 


, 1739 


10. Hannah, 


« 19 Feb. 


1755 


5. Ephraini, 


" 12 Sept. 


1742 


ll.Bettv, 


" 13 Ju-.ie, 


17.58 


(i. Jolin, 


" 29 Jan. 


1744 









No. 58. IV A. JOHN COPELAND, 

a son of Lawrence and Lydia Copeland, married Ruth 

and settled in Braintree. Their children were, 

1. John, born Sept. 1683 | .5. Lydia, born 24 April, 1G92 

2. Samuel, " 20 Sept. 1G86 | G. Bethiah, " 19 March, 1G94 

3. VVillian., ^ „ . , ., j... I 7. Selh, " 22 .Tan. 1G98 

4. Ruth, I "" ^f"^"' ^^^^ I 8. Mercy, « 10 Dec. 1700 

No. 59. II B. SAMUEL COPELAND, 
a son of the preceding, married Mary . Their chil- 
dren were, 



1. Samuel, born 28 Oct. 1711 

2. Mary, " 7 July, 1713 

3. Desire, " 22 Oct. 1715 

4. John, " 27 May, 1718 

5. Abigail, " 6 Aug, 1720 
G. Ruth, « 21 March, 1722 



7. Susannah, born 29 Feb. 1724 

8. Isaac, " 27 March, 1726 

9. Hannah, « 29 Feb. 1728 

10. Bethiah, « 27 July, 1729 

11. Seth, « 21 April, 1731 

12. Daniel, " 30 July, 1733 



No. 60. I C. SAMUEL COPELAND, 

a son of the preceding, married Mary Owen, 2 April, 1736. 
Their children were, 

1. Abraham, born 25 Jtme, 1737 I 5. Isaac, born 11 April, 1744 

2. Hannah, " 12 July, 1740 | G. Jacob, " 10 July, 1746 

JIaraU '" ^^ ^''"'' ™ | ^- S^'"^^''' " ^0 Sept. 1748 



No. 61. lie. MARY COPELAND, 

a sister of the preceding, was married to Caleb Dunham, 
30 March, 1732. 



No. 62. Ill C. DESIRE COPELAND, 

a sister of the preceding, was married to Peter Hobart of 
Braintree. (See Hobart, No. 20.) 



No. 63. VI C. RUTH COPELAND, 

a sister of the preceding, was married to Daniel Spear, 1 1 

Aug. 1743. 



No. 64. VIII C. ISAAC COPELAND, 

a brother of the preceding, married Lydia, daughter of John 
and Lydia Thayer. (See Thayer, Nos. 84 and 87.) Their 



83 FAMILY MEMORIAL. 

children were, 1. John — 2. Abigail — 3. John — 4. Abigail — 
5. Isaac, born 17 Oct. 1753—6. Seth— 7. Samuel— 8. Lydia 
— 9. Elkanah — 10. Lawrence — 11. Mary. 

Isaac Copeland died 19 June, 1795. Lydia, widow of 
Isaac Copeland, died March, 1799. — [Brainb-ee Records. 

No. 65. V D. ISAAC COPELAND, 

a son of the preceding, married Rebecca Pierce, and set- 
tled in Milton. Their children were, 

6. Elisha, born 17 Aug. 1791 

7. Thomas, " 28 June, 1794 

8. Lewis, « 10 Dec. 1795 



I.Elizabeth, bora 24 Sept. 1780 

2. Charles, " 13 Feb. 1782 

3. Rebecca, " 19 March, 1784 

4. Mehitable, " 24 Oct. 1786 

5. Isaac, " 14 June, 1789 



9. Mary, 

10. Joseph Warren,bnrn 12 Jan.1802 
[Milton Records. 



No. 66. Isaac, married Nancy Miller, daughter of Jonathan 
Cobb, Esq. of Sharon. She was born 18 Feb. 1801. Their 
children were, Frederick, Richard, Gridley, Isaac Richard. 
Isaac Copeland died in 1827. 



No. 67. VII D. SAMUEL COPELAND, 

a son of Isaac and Lydia Copeland, married Ruth Whit- 
marsh, 10 Dec. 1783. — [Braintrec Records. 



No. 68. VIII D. LYDIA COPELAND, 

a sister of the preceding, was married to Jackson Field, 19 
Feb. 1777.— [/6. 



No. 69. IX C. HANNAH COPELAND, 

a daughter of Samuel and Mary Copeland, was married to 
John White. 



No. 70. X C. BETHIAH COPELAND, 

a sister of the preceding, was married to Eben'r Newcomb. 



No. 71. XI C. SETH COPELAND, 

a brother of the preceding, married Lydia Kingman, 3 
April, 1755. Their children were, 

1. Asa, born 18 March, 1756 

2. Lydia, " 8 March, 1758 

3. Aletheab, " 12 Sept. 1761 



4. Frances, born 18 Jan. 1764 

5. Seth, " 30 June, 1771 

6. Daniel, " 1 Jan. 1775 



No. 72. VII B. SETH COPELAND, 

a son of John and Ruth Copeland, married Mary Holbrook, 



FAMILY MEMORIAL. 89 

12 Dec. 1722, by whom he had one son Seth, born 19 June, 
1 723. His second wife was Abigail White, married 7 March, 
1734._(See White, No. 20.) 



No. 73. VIII B. MERCY COPELAND, 

a sister of the preceding', was married to Josiah Hobart, 
about 1719. (See Hobart, No. 8.) 

No. 74. VI A. EPHRaTaFcOPELAND, 

a son of Lawrence and Lydia Copeland, died with the small 
pox on board a vessel, and was thrown overboard with 
several others at Nantasket, in 1690. (See Bass, No. 50.) 



No. 75. IX A. ABIGAIL COPELAND, f. n,^>^' 
a sister of the preceding, was married to Eleazer Isgale, 
23 Nov. 1715. 



No. 7G. LYDIA COPELAND, 

probably a daughter of John and Ruth Copeland, was mar- 
ried to the Rev. Ebenezer Thayer of Roxbury, 4 June, 
1719. (See No. 58, and Thayer, No. 78.) 



No. 77. There was a Lydia Copeland of Mendon, married 
to Benjamin Fassett of Pomfret, 27 Oct. 1740. Perhaps 
she was a daughter of William and Mary Copeland, No. 
10, 2. 



12 



THE FAMILY OF FRENCH. 



No. 1. ^JOHN FRENCH, 

of Dorchester, was the progenitor of the family commem- 
orated in this Memorial. He was admitted freeman in 
1639. His children were, 1. John, born 28 Feb. 1641, in 
Dorchester. 2. Thomas, born 10 July, 1643, in Dorches- 
ter. Died in Braintree, 28, 8, 1636. He removed to Brain- 
tree, where he spent his days, and where 

3. Dependence was born 7, 1, 1G48 I 6. Elizabeth, born 29, 7, IGS.'i 

4. Temperence, " 30, 1, 16.51 7. Tlionias, " 10, 1, 1057 

5. William, « 31, 1, 1653 | 8. Samuel, " 22, 12, 1659 

Children of John and Grace French. John French died 
6 Aug. 1692, aged about 80 years. Grace, wife of John 
French, died 1 Feb. 1680. 

No. 2. I A. JOHN FRENCH, Jr., 

married Experience, daughter of Thomas Thayer. (See 

Thayer, No. 80.) Their children were, 

1. John, born 20 Sept, 1686 1 5. Deborah, born 2 Aug. 1694 

S.Anna, " 15 Jan. 1688 j 6. William, " 16 Jan. 1696 

3. Thomas, « 23 June, 1690 I 7. John, " 16 April, 1699 

4. Grace, " 22 Feb. 1692 ) 

Experience, wife of John French, died 29 Sept. 1719, in 
the 61 year of her age. 

No. 3. in B. THOxMAS FRENCH, 

a son of the preceding, married Mary Allen, 18 Aug. 1714. 
Their children were, 

1. Joseph, born 21 July, 1716 I 4. Thomas, baptized in 1723 

2. David, " 1 May, 1718 | 5. Samuel, born 23 Oct. 1724 

3. Micah, " 3 No'v. 1720 6. Micah, " 9 Sept. 1726 

Died 27 March, 1722. | 

No. 4. II C. DAVID FRENCH, 

a son of the preceding, married Mehitable . Their 

children were, 



FAMILY MEMORIAL. 91 

1. Nutlmniol, born 19 July, 1756 I 3. Joseph, born 27 Sept. 17(33 

2. riilay, " 13 Feb. 1701 | 



No. 5. IV C. THOMAS FRENCH, 3d., 

a brother of the preceding, married Silence Wild of Brain- 
tree. Their children were. 



1. Silence, born 22 Aug. 1750 

2. Thomas, " 28 March, 1751 

3. Joseph, " 2 Oct. 1753 

4. Saral), " 20 Fel). 1755 

5. Timothy, " 9 Feij. 1757 
G. Susannah, " 30 Aug. 1758 



7. Jotham, born 23 Sept. 17G0 

8. Luther, " 21 March, 1702 

9. Polly, wife of Silas Alden. (See 
Alden, No. 59.) 

10. Calvin, who died young. 

11. William, born 28 Jan. 1770 



No. 6. VI C. MICAH FRENCH, 

a brother of the preceding, married Ruth , and settled 

in Stoughton. Their children were, 

1. Barzillai, born 2 Aug. 1702 ( 2. Alpheus, born 1 Jan. 1767 



No. 7. VII B. JOHN FRENCH, 

probably a son of John and Experience French, settled in 
Mendon, with his wife Margaret. Their children were, 



1. Jesse, 


born 9 Oct. 1723 


4. Hannah, 


born 25 Aug. 


1733 


2. John, 


« 14 March, 1728 


5. William, 


" 28 May, 


1737 


3. ftlargaret. 


« 10 June, 1729 









Ty Q ( John, married Hannah Thayer, about 1750. 

( V^iLLiAM, married Sarah Alexander, 13 July, 



1758. Their children were, 

1. Margaret, born 13 Jan. 

2. Nathan, " 26 Feb. 

3. Royal, " 19 July, 



1759 


4. Daughter, 


born 13 Sept. 


1764 


1701 


5. Daughter, 


« 25 Feb. 


1767 


1702 









No. 9. Ill A. DEPENDENCE FRENCH, 

son of John and Grace French, married Mary , by 

whom he had one child, 1. Mary, born 30 March, 1684. 
His second wife was Rebecca . Their children were, 

2. John, born 10 March, 1689 

3. Dependence, " 15 April, 1691 

4. Rebecca, « 13 May, 1694 



lEUzatth, ^ born 4 Mar. 1699 



No. 10. I B. MARY FRENCH, 

a daughter of the preceding, was married to Samuel Sa- 
vil, 25 April, 1707. 



No. 11. II B. JOHN FRENCH, 

a son of Dependence and Rebecca French, married Mary 
Vinton. Their children were, 



92 FAMILY MEMORIAL. 



I.Mary, born about 1713 

I Dependence J" ^5 Dec. 1714 

4. Hannah, " 17 Sept. 1718 

5. Elizabeth, » 1 Jan. 1722 



G. Abigail, born 6 Dec. 1725 

7. Meliitable, " 14 Oct. 1727 

8. Rebecca, " 11 June, 1728 

9. Abiathar, " 7 April, 1732 

10. Joshua, 1734 



No. 12. I C. MARY FRENCH, 

a daughter of the preceding, was married to Josiah, son 
of Samuel and Hannah French. (See No. 44.) 



No. 13. II C. JOHN FRENCH, 

a brother of the preceding, married Mary Fenno of Stough- 
ton, 19 Jan. 1748, and settled in Stoughton. His second 
wife was Christian Holbrook, widow, married about 1753. 
His children were, 

1. Rebecca, born 14 July, 1754 I 3. John, born 13 June, 17G3 

2. Ruhamah, " 12 July, 1757 | 



No. 14. Ill C. DEPENDENCE FRENCH, 

the twin brother of the preceding, married Mary Linfield, 
28 May, 1738, and settled in that part of Braintree which 
is now Randolph. Their children were, 

1. Dependence, born 21 April, 1739 

2. Levi, " 27 April, 1740 

3. Deliverance, " 31 Jan. 1742 

4. Mary, " 7 Oct. 1744 
S.Martha, « 24 July, 1747 
6. John, " 26 Jan. 1749 

Dependence French died in 1803, aged 89 years. 



7. William, 


born 2 Nov. 


1751 


8. Elizabeth, 


<( 




9. Silence, 


" 14 Nov. 


1756 


10. Martha, 


" 14 Feb. 


1759 


11. Olive, 


" 5 April, 


1761 



No. 15. V C. ELIZABETH FRENCH, 

a sister of the preceding, was married to Caleb Hobart, Jr 
15 March, 1743. (See Hobart, No. 5.) 



No. 16. VII C. MEHITABLE FRENCH, 

a sister of the preceding, was married to Micah Thayer, 
14 Jan. 1748. (See Thayer, No. 26.) 



No. 17. IX C. ABIATHAR FRENCH, 

a brother of the preceding, removed to Northampton, and 
he has descendants now living in West Hampton, Mass. 
and vicinity. 

No. 18. X C. JOSHUaTfRENCH, 

the youngest brother of the preceding, married Esther, 
daughter of Joseph Wales. (See Wales, No. 15.) Their 
children were, 



FAMILY MEMORIAL. 93 

1. Esther, born 1 Nov. 1756, wife of David Lin field, mar- 
ried 26 March, 1774. 

2. Joshua, born 9 March, 1758, married Lucy Thayer, 
21 Feb. 1782. 

3. Prudence, born 29 March, 1759, wife of Simeon Cur- 
tis, married about 1779. 

4. Sarah, born 14 Dec 1760, wife of Eleazer Beals, mar- 
ried about 1778. 

5. John, born 26 March, 1762, married Hannah Wales, s 
about 1783. 

6. Hannah, born 13 Oct. 1763, wife of Luther French, 
married about 1782. 

7. Rachel, born 30 June 1765, wife of Simeon Alden, i^ 
married about 1785. 

8. Charlotte, born 5 July, 1767, wife of Ezra Thayer, 
and 2d of Silas Alden. 

9. Jedidiah, born 20 Dec 1770, married Phebe Wales, 
20 Sept. 1792. 

10. Mehitable, born 9 Sept. 1772, wife of Benjamin Lin- 
field. 

11. Elizabeth, born 10 Sept. 1779, wife of Theophilus 
Wentworth. 

12. Wales, born 10 Dec. 1782, married Mehitable Niles. 
Joshua French died 11 Sept. 1791, aged 57 years. 
Esther, widow of Joshua French, died 1 Dec. 1810, aged 

73 years. 



No. 19. Ill B. DEPENDENCE FRENCH, 

son of Dependence and Rebecca French, (No. 9,) married 
Anna, daughter of Richard and Rebecca Thayer, 10 July, 
1718. (See Thayer, Nos. 3 and 33.) Their children were, 

1. Rebecca, born 1 May, 1721 I .3. Anna, born 18 Oct. 1728 

2. Gideon, " 11 Sept. 172G | 4. Elizabeth, " 27 Oct. 1730 

No. 20. I C. REBECCA FRENCH, 

daughter of the preceding, was married to Clement Crane, 
14 April, 1742. 



No. 21. n C. GIDEON FRENCH, 

brother of the preceding, married Elizabeth . Their 

children were, 

1. Elizabeth, born 15 June, 1751 1 5. Ebenezer, born 15 Feb. 1701 

2. Rachel, " 19 April, 1753 \ 6. Mary, " 4 Aug. 17G3 

3. Gedcon, " 1 Oct. 1755 I 7. Arodi, " 24 Aug. 17f>f> 

4. Joanna, " 11 Aug. 1758 j 8. Rlioda, " 4 May, 1772 

Gideon French died 22 March 1794. 



94 FAMILY MEMORIAL. 

No. 22. VI B. ELIZABETH FRENCH, 
a daughter of Dependence and Rebecca French, (No. 9.) 
was married to Samuel ^ inton, and settled in Woburn, af- 
terwards removed to Braintree. Their children were, 

1. S.uriiiel, born 1 Feb. 1722 5. Rebecca, born 15 Aug. 1729 

2. Eiiznbeth, " 8 Dec. 1723 G. Hannah, « 12 June, 1732 

3. David, " 17 Marcli, 172G 7. John, « 11 Feb. 1735 

4. Rebecca, " ll.Tuly, 1728 8. William, « 22 Jan. 1739 
Tbese were born at Woburn, and IJied 6 Feb. 1741. 

tlie rest at Braintree. 9. William, died 7 Feb. 1747 

Samuel Vinton died 17 July, 1756, aged 61 years. 
Elizabeth, widow of Samuel Vinton, died 31 March, 1770, 
aged 71 years. 

No. 23. IV A. ' TEMPeIiANCE FRENCH, 
daughter of John and Grace French, was married to John 
^"^Bowditch of Braintree. Their children were, 
r^^t^ 1. William;^ born 20 June, 1G83 I 3. John, born 14 Oct. 1G93 

.- 2. Mary, " 17 Feb. 1G87 

f ' "' Temperance, wife of John Bowditch, died 12 Aug. 1720. 



No. 24. V A. V^ILLIAM FRENCH, 

a brother of the preceding, married Rachel Twellsin 1689, 
by whom he had one son, 1. William, born about 1690. 

Rachel, wife of William French, died 14 Feb. 1691. 

William French died 22 Feb. 1691. 

No. 25. I B. WILLIAM FRENCH, 

only son of the preceding, married Sarah . Their 

children were, 

1. William, born 13 Feb. 1714 1 3. Sarah, born 28 Jan. 1722 

2. David, " 28 Sept. 1719 | 



No. 26. VII A. THOMAS FRENCH, 

a son of John and Grace French, married Elizabeth 
Their children were, 

I.Elizabeth, born IG Dec. 1696 

2. Thomas, " 5 Aug. 1698 

3. Moses, " 16 Feb. 1700 

4. Jonathan, " 20 June, 1702 
S.Rachel, " 26 March, 1704 

Thomas French died 22 Sept. 1717. Elizabeth, widow 
of Thomas French, died 23 Dec. 1718. 

No. 27. I B. ELIZABETH FRENCH, 

a daughter of the preceding, was married to Edward Dorr, 
9 Nov. 1720. 



6. Samuel, 


born Sept. 


1706 


7. Abijah, 


" 25 May, 


1709 


8. Ebenezer, 


« 9 Sept. 


1711 


9. Sarah, 


« 16 Feb. 


1714 


10. Seth, 


" 25 Oct. 


1716 



FAMILY MEMORIAL. 95 

No. 28. IT B. THOMAS FRENCH, Jr., 

a brother of the preceding, married Rebecca — , by 

whom lie had one son, 1. Jonathan, born 1 July, 1723. 
His second wife was Mary Owen, married 5 Nov. 1723. 
Their children were, 



2. 


Srimiiel, 


born 


2.3 Oct. 


1724 




Died .5 July, 17.3.). 




n. 


Elijal,, 


« 


23 Nov. 


172(; 


9. 


Sarali, born IS Nov. 


17.3r) 


4. 


IVIaiy, 


(( 


29 Oct. 


172H 


10. 


Eunice, " 14 Aug. 


1741 


5. 


Elizalietli, 


(( 


1 Nov. 


17.30 




Died 8 Feb. 17.54. 




n. 


Timotliv, 


(( 


22 March 


17.32 


11. 


Thomas, born 3 April, 


1743 


7. 


llachei, 


(( 


27 Jan. 


17.33 


12. 


Jeruslia, " 2D July, 


174G 


8. 


Sarah, 


(( 


26 June, 


173.5 









No. 29. II C. SAMUEL FRENCH, 

a son of the preceding, married Mary , by whom he 

had one son, 1. Elijah, born 10 Feb. 1755. 



No. 30. Ill C. ELIJAH FRENCH, 

a brother of the preceding, married Mary Clark, 13 July, 
1750. Their children were, 

1. Samuel born 13 Oct. 1753 I 2. Elijah. 
Died 22 Nov. 175.3. | 

Mary, wife of Elijah French, died 18 Aug. 1747. His 

second wife was Molly , by whom he had 

3. Molly, born 15 July, 17G1 [ 4. Abraham, born 12 Aug. 1763 

No. 31. Ill B. MOSES"fRENCH, 

a son of Thomas and Elizabeth French, married Esther, 
daughter of Ephraim and Sarah Thayer, 24 Dec. 1730. 
(See 9th Branch, second part. No. 1.) 

No. 32. IV B. JONATHAN" FRENCH, 

a brother of the preceding, married Rebecca . He 

was a member of the Episcopal Church in Braintrce, (now 
Quincy,) where all his children were baptized. Their chil- 
dren were. 



4. Ruth, born 31 Dec. 1727 

5. Elizabeth, bapt. 1) March, 1728-9 



1. Jonathan, born 1 July, 1723 

2. Ephraim, " 20 Jan. 1725 

3. Jacob, " 8 March, 1727 

No. 33. HI C. JACOB FRENCH, 

a son of the preceding, married Miriam Downs of Stough- 
ton, 22 Nov. 1751, and settled in Stoughton. There chil- 
dren were, 

1. Samuel, born 20 July, 1752 | 4. Edward, born 23 Sept. 1761 

2. Jacob, " 15 July, 17.54 | .5. Rebecca, " 27 Jan. 1763 

3. Lemuel, " 15 Sept. 17.57 [ 



96 FAMILY MEMORIAL. 

No 34. V B. RACHEL FRENCH, 

a daug-hter of Thomas and Elizabeth French, was married 
to Eleazer Thayer of Braintree, 28 April, 1730. (See 
Thayer, No. 96.) 



No. 35. VII B. ABIJAH FRENCH, 
a brother of the preceding, married Joanna , and settl- 
ed in Mendon, Mass. Their children were, 

1. Mary, born 22 July, 173(j I G. Sarali. born 13 Oct. 1748 

2. Jesse, " 15 Dec. 1737 7. Lois, ) ,, o t i-m 

Died 29 Sept. 1741. I 8. Eunice, j ^ J""^' ^'^^ 

3. Abijah, born 14 Feb. 1741 I 9. Joanna, " 28 An?. 1752 

4. Samuel, " 10 April, 1744 10. David, born 2C) Nov. 1755 O. S. 

5. Abijab, " 20 March, 174G I 7 Dec. N. S. 

[Mendon Records. 

No. 36. IV C. SAMUEL FRENCH, 

a son of the preceding, married Ruth Daniels of Holliston, 
in 1767, and settled in Mendon. Their children were, 

1. Jothain, born 21 May, 1768 | 5. Abijab, born 11 Aug. 1773 

2. Ruth, " 31 Dec. 1769 | 6. Perley, " 14 June, 1775 

3. EHzabeth, > „ on4..„ 1771 1 7. Adams, " 1 July, 1777 

4. Mary, J ^0 Aug. 1771 | ^'^^^^^ 



No. 37. VIII B. EBENEZER FRENCH, 

son of Thomas and Elizabeth French, married Mary Ful- 
ler of Stoughton, and settled in Milton. Their children were, 



1. Ebenezer, born 6 Sept. 1738 
9. Joshua, « 4 March, 1740 

i-Smr,!'} " S0«. 1742 
Died 6 Dec. 1750. 



5. Mary, born 26 Sept. 1744 

6. Esther, " 10 Nov. 1747 

7. Benjamin, " 23 March, 1750 

8. Samuel, " 8 July, 1752 
Q.Sarah, " 8 April, 1756 



Thomas, married Salome Babcock of Milton. Their 
children were, Lemuel, born 16 May, 1770, Jason, born 6 
Jan 1772, Sally, Samuel, Thomas, Rufus, Azel, Alexander, 
Avis, Nathaniel, Ansel, who graduated at Brown Universi- 
ty, in 1814. Thomas French died in April, 1820. 

Benjamin, married Mary Dean for his first wife, and 
Hannah Glover for his second, and settled in W. Dedham. 

Samuel, married Mary Morse, and settled in West Ded- 
ham. Their children were, Mary, Moses, Samuel, Han- 
nah, Rufus, Lucy. Samuel French died in Dec. 1822. 



No. 38. X B. SETH FRENCH, 

the youngest son of Thomas and Elizabeth French, marri- 
ed Patience Stevens, 7 Feb. 1745, by whom he had one 
son Seth, born 30 Sept. 1745. 



FAMILY MEMORIAL. 97 

Patience, wife of Seth French, died 1 April, 1754, who 
by reason of sores had not lain down in bed nor stood with- 
out help above three years. — [Brahitree Records. 



No. 39. VIII A. SAMUEL FRENCH, 

a son of John and Grace French, married Anna , 

(Hannah, the same name formerly.) Their children were, 

1. Samuel, born 17 Nov, 1080 I 5. Alexander, born 13 Dec. 1G95 

2. Samuel, " 13, 7, l(n^8 | 6, Josiah, » 20 March, 1700 

3. Hannah, " 15 Jan. 1<)!)0 | 7. Nathaniel, " 1 April, 1702 

4. Mary, " 20 Sej)!. KJUl | 8. Benjamin. 

Hannah, wife of Samuel French, died 4 Feb. 1712. 
Samuel French died 13 Oct. 1718. 

No. 40. II B. SAMUEL FRENCH, 

a son of the preceding, died 11 Jan. 1770, it is supposed 
unmarried. 



/ 



1. Alexander, born 28 Feb. 1724 

2. Samuel, " 5 Sept. 1725 



No. 41. V B. ALEXANDER FRENCH, 

a brother of the preceding, married Mary, daughter of 
Thomas and Mehitable White, 6 June, 1723. (See White 
No. 19.) Their children were, 

3. Isaac, born 13 Nov. 1729 

4. Benoni, " 30 May, 1732 
Died 2 June, 1732. 

Mary, wife of Alexander French, died 30 May, 1732. 

His second wife was Rebecca Staples, married 14 May, 
1734, by whom he had, 

5. Elizabeth, born 13 Aug. 1735 I 8. Jacob, born 19 Sept. 1739 

(5. Jacob, " 11 June, 173G | 9. Experience, " 23 April, 1742 

Died 20 June, 1730. 10. Job, " 16 June, 1744 



7. Asa, born 7 May, 1737 I Died 19 June, 1744. 

No. 42. I C. ALEXANDER FRENCH, 

son of the preceding, married Susannah Crane, 22 Oct. 
1747. Their children were, 

I.Susannah, born 1 June, 1748 1 3. Alexander, born 9 Aug. 175G 
2. Daniel, " 1 July, 1753 ] 

Daniel, married Rebecca, daughter of Micah and Me- 
hitable Thayer, 1 April, 1775. (See Thayer, No. 26, 4.) 
His second wife was Mary Damon, married about 1787. 
She died 18 Dec. 1812. 



No. 43. II C. SAMUEL FRENCH, 

a brother of the preceding, married Mary • Their 

children were, 

13 



98 



FAMILY MEMORIAL. 



1. Marv, Itorn '21 Jan. 

"Died 17 April, 1748. 

2. Mary, born Oct. 



1748 

17.iO 



Died 9 Nov. 1753. 
:j. Samuel, born 18 Jan. 
4. Asa, " 3 May, 



1755 
1757 



No. 44. \ I B. JOSIAIl FRENCH, 
a son of Samuel and Hannah French, married Mary, a 
daughter of John and Mary French. (See Nos. 1 1 and 12.) 
Their children were, 

1. Josiah, born 22 Jan. 17.36 I 4. Abaz, born 31 Oct. 1746 

2. Nathaniel, " 13 Oct. 1737 .5. Josiah, " 8 July, 1750 

3. Mary, " 20 Aug. 1742 | 

Josiah French died 15 Nov. 1760. Mary, widow of Jo- 
siah French, who had been discomposed many years, died 
5 March, 1770. 

No. 45. II C. NATHANIEL FRENCH, 

a son of the precedinsr, married Silence, daughter of Peter 
and Dorothy Dyer, 21 Aug. 1762. Their children were, 

1. Ahaz, born 12 Dec. 1702 1 5. Silence, born 3 Nov. 1771 

2. Samuel, " 9 Jan. 17(35 | 0. Mary, 

3. Nathaniel, " 12 Jan. 1707 7. Josiah. 

4. James, " 6 April, 1709 | 

Maz, married Judith French, about 1782. 

Samuel, married Susannah Penniman, 14 June, 1789. 

Mtthaniel, married Eunice Spear, about 1790. 

James, married Lydia Hollis, 27 June, 1778. 

Mary, was married to Barzillia Penniman, 15 Jan. 1795. 

Josiah, married Rachel Penniman, 23 April, 1801. 



No. 46. V C. JOSIAH FRENCH, 

a brother of the precedinsr, married Anna, another daughter 
of Peter Dyer before named, 26 May, 1769. Their chil- 
dren were, Anna, born 26 Dec. 1769, the wife of John V. 
Arnold. Rhoda, born 3 April, 1773, Rebecca, Sally, wife 
of William Thayer, Mary, wife of Moses Hunt, Josiah. 
Josiah French died in Oct. 1823. 

No. 47. VII B. NATHANIEL FRENCH, 

a son of Samuel and Hannah French, married Susannah 
Blanchard, 17 Aug. 1725. Their children were, 
1. Nehemial), born 15 Jan. 1720 | 2. Susannah, born 4 March, 1727 
Nathaniel French died of nervous fever, sick only 4 days, 
24 Sept. 1791, aged 54 years. 

No. 48. I C. NEHEMIAH FRENCH, 

married Joanna Whitmarsh. Their children were, Reu- 



FAMILY MEMORIAL. 99 

ben, Joanna, Nathaniel, Betsey, Adonijah, Sally, wife of 
William French, (No. 5, 11,) Stephen. 
Joanna, wife of Nehemiah French, died 7 April, 1804. 



No. 49. VIII B. BENJAMIN FRENCH, 

son of Samuel and Hannah French, married Hepzibah, 
daughter of Samuel White, Jr. 17 Sept. 1730. (See White 
No. 21, 4.) Their children were, 

1. Benjamin, ? , .• ,• T-.Qr I 4. Adam, horn G Fein 1741 
« II I I } baptised m 1/.35 U. i on i . 1-7^1 

2. Uepzihali, ^ ' 1 Died 2l» Jan. 1701. 

3. Samuel, born 'i March, 17;J7 .5. Paul, baptised in 1744 

I G. Sarah, " " 1746 



No. 50. I C. BENJAMIN FRENCH, Jr. 
married Judith Baxter. Their children were. 



1. Benjamin, born 27 March, 17G0 

2. Judith, " r) April, 17t)'.i 

3. Samuel, " 7 Oct. 17G4 



4. Adam, born 10 Nov. 17G6 

5. Polly, the wife of John iioUis. 



No. 51. inc. SAMUEL FRENCH, 

son of Benjamin and Hepzibah French, married Elizabeth 
Allen, by whom he had one daughter Elizabeth, born 8 
Nov. 1761, and died unmarried in Oct. 1825. Her father 
died soon after her birth, and her mother was afterwards 
married to Robert Hayden, Esq. by whom she had, 

1. Mary, born 21 March, 17G5 I G. Sairiuel, born 2 Dec. 1774 

2. Susannah, " 3 May, 17G7 | 7. Thomas Allen, " 10 Feb. 1777 

3. Robert, " 29 Jan. 17G9 8. Mehitable, " 1 July, 1779 



29 Jan. 


17G9 


8. Mehitable, 


19 Sept. 


1770 


9. Josiah, 


10 July, 


1772 





4. Charles, " 19 Sept. 1770 | 9. Josiah, " 31 May, 1781 

5. Priscilla, 

Mr. Farmer enumerates a large number of this name, as Edward 
French, Ipswich, 1G3G, probably removed to Salisbury, and a proprietor 
there in 1G40. Ten of the name of French had graduated at Harvard and 
the other N. E. Colleges, in 182G. Jacob, Weymouth, admitted freeman 
1653. John, Cambridge, freeman 1G44, whose children were Sarah, born 
Oct. 1G37; Joseph, born 4 April, 1640, married Experience Foster, and 
settled in Billerica, from whence he removed ; Nathaniel, born 7 June, 
1643. Joanna, his wife, died 20 Jan. 1646 ; his housekeeper died in Feb. 
1646, and he died soon after. John, Dorchester, the Progenitor of all of 
the above numbered fatnilies. John, Ipswich, 1G48. Stephen, Wey- 
mouth, freeman 1634, Representative in 1638, wasperhapsfather of Jacob, 
freeman 1652. Thomas, Boston, admitted freeman 1632, member of the 
church from whence he was dismissed 27 Jan. 1639, to Ipswich, where 
he appears to have resided as early as 1634. He may have been the en- 
sign of the Artillery Company in 1650. Thomas, Guilford, 16.50. Wil- 
liam, brother of John French of Camhridge, came to New England as 
early as 1635, was admitted freeman 1636, and settled at Camhridge, from 
whence he went to Billerica with the first settlers ; was a Lieutenant, ap- 
pointed to solemnize marriages, and was the first Representative^in 1660, 
and asrain in 166.'?. He died 20 Nov. 1681, aged 78. His chihlren were, 



THE FAMILY OF HOBART. 



No. 1. EDMUND HOBART, 

who was admitted freeman 1634, came from Hingham, in 
England, in 1633, and settled at Charlestown, from thence 
to Hingham in 1635, which he represented from 1639 to 1642 
four years. He died 8 March, 1646, leaving sons, 1. Ed- 
mund — 2. Thomas — 3. Peter — 4. Joshua, and 2 daughters. 

No. 2. I A. EDMUND HOBART, 

Hingham, 1635, son of the preceding, died in 1686, aged 

82. His children were, 1. Daniel — 2. Samuel — 3. John. 



No. 3. n A. THOMAS HOBART, 

a brother of the preceding, was admitted freeman 1634, 
settled in Hingham, 1635, and had sons, 1. Caleb — 2. Josh- 
ua, and 3. Thomas. — [Lincoln''s Hist. Hingham, 156. 

No. 4. I B. CALEB HOBART, 

probably a son of the preceding, married Mary , and 

settled in Braintree. Their children were, 

I.Mary, born 11, 12, 1G63 4. Hannah, born 11, 10, 1008 

2. Caleb, « 23, 3, 1665 5. Josiah, " 11,10, 1670 

3. Elizabeth, " 12, 4, Km 



Elizabeth and Mary, born in England, John, born in Cambridge, and settl- 
ed with his father in Billerica, had a large family, and died Oct. 1712, ag- 
ed about 78 ; Sarah, born March, 1638 ; Jacob, born. 16 Jan. 1640, settled 
in Billerica, had a large family, and died 20 May, 1713, aged 73; Hannah, 
born 21 Feb. 1641 ; Samuel, born 3 Dec. 1645, the five last born in Cam- 
bridge. He had other children by a second wife. His posterity have been 
numerous in Billerica, and still remain so. — [Fhmier Gen. Reg. 

John, son of John French, 1st of Rehoboth, came to that town about 
1710, married Martha Williams, had iive children, John, (6 in Rehoboth,) 
Ephraim and Martha, twins, (died infants,) Hannah, Samuel, 1709, 1714. 
His second wife was Abigail White, married 23 ftlay, 1728, by whom he 
bad two children, John, born 1729, Thomas, born 1730. Thomas, broth- 
er of the preceding, also came from Rehoboth, married Mary Brown, 5 
Jan. 1720-1, had 6 children, Thomas, Christojjher, Mary, Joseph, Eliza- 
beth, Bridget, Sarah, Hannah, 1722, 1738. 

{DaggdVs Hist, nf dtUeborovgh p. 91. 



FAMILY MEMORIAL. 101 

Mary, wife of Caleb Hobart, died 23, 5, 1675. His sec- 
ond wife was Elizabeth Faxon, widow, married 15, II, 
1676. 6. Benjamin, born 13, 2, 1G77. Caleb Hobart died 
4 Sept. 1711, aged 89 years. — [Braintree Records. 

Note. — Caleb Hobart, Senior was dismissed from (he 
church in Hingham, and received to full communion in the 
church at Braintree, Fast Day, 12, 3, 1697. — [CVi. Records. 

No. 5. II C. CALEB HOBART, Jr., 

married Hannah Saundersof Braintree, widow, 15, 9, 1704. 
Had no children on record. ■ 



No. 6. IV C. HANNAH HOBART, 

a sister of the preceding-, was married to Jonathan Hay- 
ward, 17 Feb. 1692. 



No. 7. V C JOSIAH HOBART, 

a brother of the preceding, married Mary Cleverly of Brain- 
tree, 21 March, 1695. Their children were, 



3. Mary, born 28 Feb, 1701 

4. John, " 14 April, 1704 



1. Caleb, born 14 Jan. 1696 
Died 1 March, 1696, aged 7 weeks. 

2. Josiah, born 24 May, 1697 

Mary wife of Josiah Hobart, died 18 Oct. 1718. His sec- 
ond wife was Sarah Savil, married 23 Dec. 1719. 5. Su- 
sannah, born 25 March, 1724. Josiah Hobart died 2 Sept. 
1725. 

No. 8. II D. JOSIAH HOBART, Jr., 

married Mercy Copeland. (See Copeland, No. 73.) Their 

children were, 

1. Josiah, born 9 July, 1720 I Died 16 Dec. 1726. 

2. Mercy, " 1 Oct. 1721 | 3. Mary, born 6 Feb. 1724 

His second wife was Esther Tliayer, married 4 Nov. 
1736. 4. Nathaniel, born 10 Feb. 1738. 



No. 9. IV D. JOHN HOBART, 

a brother of the preceding, married Elizabeth, daughter of 
Ebenezer and Ruth Thayer, 24 Nov. 1726. (See Thayer 
No. 90, 11. Their children were, 

1. Mary, born 26 Aug. 1732 I 3. Hannah, born 8 April, 1747 

2. Ruth, " 1 Oct. 1734 | 



No. 10. VI C. BENJAMIN HOBART, 

son of Caleb and Elizabeth Flobart, married Susannah 
Newcomb, 5 April, 1699. Their children were, 



102 FAMILY MEMORIAL. 



1. Ann, 


born 


4 July, 


1G!>!) 


4. Pntrr, 


born 3 A|)ril, 


1700 


2. Bcnjatnin, 


" 


<) Sept. 


1701 


5. Israel, 


" 1.5 April, 


1713 


3. Calel), 


« 


{) Ft'lj. 


1704 


G. Josliua, 


" 5 May, 


1716 



Susannah, wife of Benjamin Hobart, died 23 Dec. 1725. 

No. n. II D. BENJAMIN HOBART, Jr., 
married Rebecca . Their children Avere, 

1. Benjamin, born 29 Aug. 172:3 ] 3. Sylvanus, born C Aug. 1732 

2. Tliomas, " 17 Feb. 1729 | 



No. 12. Ill D. CALEB HOBART, 

a brother of the preceding, married Elizabeth Hollis of 
Braintree. Their children were, 



6. Elizabeth, born 19 Aug. 1736 

Died Oct. 1737. 

7. Elizabeth, born 1 May, 1739 
S.Adam, " 9 June, 1743 
9. Joshua, " 1 Aug. 1747 



1. Caleb, born 18 Aug. 1725 

2. Elizabeth, " 6 July, 1727 

IlliStS " "Sep.. 1730 

Died 16 June, 1734. 
5. Joshua, born 8 Feb. 1734 

Elizabeth, wife of Caleb Hobart, died in May, 1790. 

No. 13. I E. CALEB HOBART, Jr., 

married Elizabeth French, 15 March, 1743. (See French 

No. 15.) Their children were, 

1. Caleb, born 20 Jan. 1744 I 3. John, born 26 April, 1755 

2. Elizabeth, " 16 May, 1747 | 4. Rebecca. 

Caleb Hobart, Jr. died 5 June, 1795, aged 70 years. 
Elizabeth, widow of Caleb Hobart, died G Jan. 1803, 
aged 81 years. 

No. 14. II F. ELIZABETH HOBART, 

a daughter of the preceding, was married to Nehemiah 
Holbrook of Braintree, 25 May, 1765. 



No. 15. in F. JOHN HOBART, 

a brother of the preceding, married Deborah, daughter of 
Thomas White, 17 Sept. 1777. She was born 4 March, 
1756. Their children were. 



1. John, 


born 2 Aug. 1779 


6. Caleb, 


born 


3 June, 


1793 


2. Augustus, 


" 11 Nov. 1781 


7. Susannah, 


n 


4 March, 


1796 


3. Lydia, 


" 4 May, 1784 


8. Deborah, 


n 


Feb. 


1799 


4. Charlotte, 


" 3 May, 1787 


9. Solomon, 


(( 


3 Oct. 


1802 


5, Uetsey, 


« 23 April, 1790 










John Hobart died. 








Deborah 


wife of John Hoi 


)art, died- 









FAMILY MEMORIAL 103 

No. 16. IV F. REBECCA HOBART, 

a sister of the preceding, was married to Nathaniel Hollis 
of Braintree. 



No. 17. VII E. ELIZABETH HOBART, 

daughter of Caleb and Elizabeth Hobart, (No. 12, 7,1 was 
married to Deacon Moses French. (See second part, 9th 
Branch, No. 2.) 



No. 18. VIII E. ADAM HOBART, 

a brother of the preceding, married Mary Thayer, 29 Feb. 
1763. (See Thayer, No. 46.) Their children were, 
I.Caleb, born 8 May, 176.5 I .3. Relief, born 29 April, 17G9 

2. Mary, " 4 Dee. 1760 | 

His second wife was Avis Thayer, married 7 Nov. 1772. 
(See Thayer, No. 48, 5.) Their children were, 

4. Avis, born 8 July, 1774 I 6. Ahrahau), born 21 Aug. 1779 

5. Adam, " 18 March, 1776 1 7. Elisha. 

Adam Hobart was a deacon of the church at Braintree 
many years before his death. 

No. 19. IX E. JOSHUA HOBART, 

the youngest brother of the preceding, married Sarah 
Thayer, 30 Aug. 1766. (See Thayer, No. 48, 4.) Their 
children were, 
1. Joshua, born 13 Sept. 1767 | 2. Sarah, born 14 Sept. 1769 



No. 20. IV D. PETER HOBART, 

a son of Benjamin and Susannah Hobart, married Desire 
Copeland. (See Copeland, No. 62.) Their children were, 

1. Mercy, born 1.5 Nov. 17;33 I 3. Daniel, born 7 Feb. 1737 

2. Benjamin, « 14 Feb. 1735 1 4. Elisha, " 28 April, 1752 

No. 21. V D. ISRAEL HOBART, 

a brother of the preceding, married Priscilla Gregory, 23 
Sept. 1736. Their children were, 

1. Abigail, born 20 Sept. 1738 I .3. Anne, born 5 April, 1744 

2. Bethiah, " 18 June, 1741 | 



No. 22. II B. JOSHUA HOBART, 

probably a son of Thomas Hobart, (No. 3.) died in Brain- 
tree, 28 Dec. 1713, probably without issue. 



No. 23. HI A. PETER HOBART, 

the first minister of Hingham, was the son of Edmund Ho- 



104 FAMILY MEMORIAL. 

bort, .ind born at Hingham, England, in 1604, was educat- 
ed at the University of Cambridge, came to New England 
8 June, 1635, and admitted freeman same year. He settl- 
ed at Hingham in Sept. 1635, and there died 20 Jan. 1679, 
in his 75th year. Lincoln gives the names of his children. 
1. Joshua — 2. Jeremiah — S. Gershom — 4. Japhet — 5. Ne- 
hemiah — 6. David — 7. Josiah — 8. Israel, and 3 daughters. 

No. 24. I B. JOSHUA HOBART, 
the minister of Southold, L. I. a son of the preceding, was 
born in England, graduated at Harvard College, 1650, died 
in Feb. or March, 1717, aged 89, having been settled there 
45 years. — [Savage, II. Winthrop, 222. 

Wood, (Hist. Sketch,) says, "The Rev. Joshua Hobart 
succeeded Mr. Youngs at Southold, 1674. He was a son 
of the Rev. Peter Hobart, who was educated at Cambridge 
and preached at Haverhill and other places in England, 
till 1635, when he with his children came over to Massa- 
chusetts, and settled in the town of Hingham, where he 
gathered a church and continued " a faithful pastor and an 
able preacher" until his death, 1679. He had four sons, 
who became preachers. Joshua was born in 1628 graduat- 
ed at Harvard College 1650. He settled at Southold, in 
1674 and continued there during his life time. He died in 
1717 aged 89 years." 

" The church and congregation at Southold, after the 
death of Mr Youngs, sent a messenger to Boston to seek 
" an honest and godly minister," and in procuring Mr Ho- 
bart, their wishes seem to have been realized, and they 
had the happiness to enjoy his labours during a long life." 

Rev. N. B. Cook, pastor of the same church says, " Some 
of the posterity of Mr Hobart in the female line recently re- 
sided in the town of Southold, and were respectable, but 
it is not known that he has any descendants now living." 

[Soiitliold L. I. 24 Dec. 1834. 



No. 25. II B. JEREMIAH HOBART, 

a brother of the preceding, graduated at Harvard College, 
1650, was ordained at Topsfield, 2 Oct. 1672, dismissed 
21 Sept. 1680 ; went to Hempstead, L. I. ; was there set- 
tled, 1682 ; removed to Haddam, Conn., and re-installed 
there 14 Nov. 1700, died in March, 1717, aged 87. He 
married Dorothy, daughter of the Rev. Samuel Whiting of 
Lynn. — [Farmer^s Gen. Reg. 



FAMILY MEMORIAL. 105 

No. 26. Ill B. GERSHOM HOBART, 

a brother of the preceding-, graduated at Harvard College, 
1667, was admitted freenian 1673, was ordained at Groton, 
Mass, 26 Nov. 1679, dismissed by the town, Dec. 1685, 
died 19 Dec. 1717, aged 62. — [Farmer's Gen. Reg. 



No. 27. IV B. JAPHET HOBART, 
a brother of the preceding, was born in April, 1647, grad- 
uated at Harvard College, 1667, went to England before 
1 670, in the capacity of a surgeon of a ship, with a design to 
go from thence to the East Indies, but was never heard of 
afterwards. [Lincoln's Hist. Hingham^ \\b. Ibid. 



No. 28. V B. NEHEMIAH HOBART, 
second minister of Newton, Mass. was son of Rev. Peter 
Hobart ; was born 21 Nov. 1648 ; graduated at Harvard 
College, of which he was fellow from 1707 to 1712 ; was 
ordained 23 Dec. 1674, freeman 1675, died 12 Aug. 1712, 
aged 64. His wife was Sarah, daughter of Edward Jack- 
son, Sen. (See Jackson, No. 4.) — [Ibid. 
Epitaph on the Tomb Stone of the Rev. Nehemiah Hobart, 
Pastor of the Church in Newton. 
" In this Tomb are deposited the remains of the Rever- 
end and very learned Teacher of Divinity, Nehemiah Ho- 
bart, an estimable fellow of Harvard College, a highly 
faithful and watchful pastor of the Church of Newton for 
forty years. His singular gravity, humility, piety, and 
learning, rendered him the object of deep veneration and 
ardent esteem to men of science and religion. He was born 
Nov. 21, 1648, and died Aug. 25, 12, 1712, in the 64th year 
of his age.— [/fisf. Coll. 5, 269. 



No. 29. IV A. JOSHUA HOBART, 
a Captain, son of Edmund Hobart, lived in Hingham, was 
admitted freeman 1634, member of the Artillery Company 
1641, Representative 1643, twenty-five years, Speaker of 
the House 1674, died 28 July, 1682. His children were 1. 
Joshua, 2. Enoch, born 1654, and probably 3. Solomon and 
two daughters. — [Lincoln's Hist. Hingham. Farmer. 

No. 30. II B. ENOCH HOBART, 

a son of Capt. Joshua Hobart, married Hannah, daughter 
of Thomas Harris, 7 Aug. 1676, and settled in Hingham. 
Their children were^ 
14 



106 FAMILY MEMORIAL. 

1. Ilaniifih, horn 1'^ Aiiir. ICT? I 4. Tlmrnns, born 31 IMarch, 1683 
Died 2(> Aug. 1077. | 5. IJeborali, " 4 Nov. 10^5 

^. Kiitli, born l(i78 Died 25 Feb. 1G87-8. 

3. Haiiiiali, " 8 Dec. 1()80 I 

No. 31. NOAH HOBART, 

minister of Fairfield Conn, was a man of great talents and 
extensive acquirements ; he wrote in favor of presbyterian 
ordination, and died in 1773. — [Universal Biog. Dictionary. 

He graduated at Harvard College, in 1724. A page of 
interesting particulars respecting liim may be found in Al- 
len's Dicdonary. 



No. 32. NEHEMIAH HOBART, 

a native of Ilingham, graduated at Harvard College in 1714, 
was ordained atCohasset, 13 Dec. 1721, died 31 May, 1740, 
aged 43. — [Rev. Dr. Pierce. 



No. 33. JOHN SLOSS HOBART, LL. D. 

Judge of the District Court of New York, and Senator of 
the United States, graduated at Yale College in 1757. He 
died in 1805. — [Univ. Biog. Diet. 

No. 34. "JOHN HENRY HOBART, 

the second son of Enoch and Hannah Hobart, (whose orig- 
inal name was Pratt,) was born in Philadelphia, the 14 
Sept. 1775." 

"He commenced his Collegiate education in the Univer- 
sity of Pennsylvania, in 1788 or 89, which he left in 1791, 
and it was decided by his family and approved by himself, 
that he should finish it at Princeton." " He graduated in 
1793." " He resided at Princeton until the spring of 1798, 
when he returned to Philadelphia and was ordained in the 
month of June, by Bishop White." "He accepted the 
charge of Trinity Church Oxford, and All Saints, Peques- 
tau." " He accepted an invitation to Christ Church, New 
Brunswick, in 1799." " He afterwards settled at Hemp- 
stead on Long Island. In the spring of 1800, he married 
Mary Goodin Chandler, daughter of the Rev. Dr. Chandler, 
formerly Rector of St. John's Church, Elizabethtown, N. 
J." " In the month of Dec. the same year, he received 
an invitation as an assistant Minister to Trinity Church, 
New York, which he accepted." 

"The Rt. Rev. John Henry Hobart, D. D. of New York, 
ivas consecrated in Trinity Cliurch, New York, on Wednes- 



FAMILY MEMORIAL. 107 

day, 29 May, 1811, by Bishop White, Bishops Provoost and 
Jarvis present and assisting." 

[J\lemoir of Bishop Hobart. Extracts. 

"The strong" attachment of Mr Hobart to the distinctive 
principles of the Episcopal Church, and his bohl, active and 
persevering defence of tiieni, at all times, through good 
and through evil report, were striking peculiarities in his 
character and life. He was constantly endeavouring to 
rouse others to a sense of their importance, and by his in- 
defatigable labours, his noble enthusiasm, even in the cause 
of soberness and truth, and the influence of his talents, 
character, and station, he revived the languid zeal of Epis- 
copalians, gave a new tone to their sentiments in this di- 
ocese, and stamped the impress of his own mind and feel- 
ings on thousands throughout the Church at large. " Pro 
Ecclcsia JJci, he adopted in as full a sense as the "venera- 
ble prelate, (Whitgift,) by whom these words were first 
chosen, as the standard of his wishes, his duties, his la- 
bours, his dying prayers." 

"There are no means of ascertaining what gave this strong 
bent to his mind in regard to the distinguishing principles 
of the Church : he was nurtured in her bosom indeed, but 
at a very early period of his life he was removed to a Pres- 
byterian College, withdrawn for many years from the ser- 
vices of his own communion, and evidently estranged in a 
measure from his "first love," though it was never entirely 
discarded or forgotten. While acting as a tutor at Prince- 
ton, he performed in his turn the prescribed services in the 
chapel, according to the Presbyterian mode ; but he was 
always apprehensive of the dangerous influence of his res- 
idence at that institution, on his attachment to the Church, 
and with a view, perhaps, of fortifying himself in her prin- 
ciples, he often entered into discussions on these points, 
with Dr. Smith, and Mr. Kollock, in which he was aided 
and sustained by some of his Episcopal friends. Perhaps 
this very circumstance of contending with the President, 
who was so greatly his superior in age and attainments^ 
may have led him to a stricter examination of the subject, 
than he would have otherwise made, with a view to 
a more able and successful defence. But his warm, decid- 
ed and unchangeable attachment to the Church, in her pe- 
culiar and distinctive character, must, no doubt, be chiefly 
attributed to the course of his reading in the further pro- 
gress of his ecclesiastical studies." — [Ibid., 88. 

1830, 12 Sept. Bishop Hobart of New York, died at Au- 
burn, Cayuga County, on a visitation of his diocese. 

[Ckurchman''s Jilmanac 



108 FAMILY MEMORIAL. 

The last four named g-entlemen were undoubtedly de- 
scendants from the family of Hobart of Hingham, but the 
author of this Memorial has no means of ascertaining to 
which branches of the family they respectively belonged. 

[Editor. 

Besides the foregoing, "William Hobart, graduated at 
Harvard, 1774 — Peter, 1775 — Nathaniel, 1784 — James, at 
Dartmouth, 1794 — Benjamin, at Brown, 1804 — Aaron, 1805 
— Caleb, at Dartmouth, 1815 — Benjamin, at Watervilie, 
1825.— [Farmer. 



THE FAMILY OF JACKSON. 



No. 1. EDWARD JACKSON, 

was born in 1602. He came from White Chapel, a parish 
in London, where he had prosecuted the business of a Nai- 
ler, to New England, took the freeman's oath in May, 1645; 
purchased a farm of 500 acres for £140, of Gov. Bradstreet, 
in Cambridge, (now Newton) in 1646, and increased the 
same by subsequent purchases to about 1800 acres. He 
married Elizabeth, widow of John Oliver,* deceased, and 
daughter of John Newgate of Boston, merchant, in 1649. 
Their children were, 



1. Sarah, 


bapt. 


21, 2, 1650 5. Lydia, 


born 


1656 


2. Edward, 


born 


15, 10, 1652 6. Elizabeth, 


" 28 April, 


1658 


3. Jonathan, 




7. Hannah, » 


(( 




4. Sebas, 




8, Ruth, 


« 16 Jan. 


1664 



He was a Representative from Cambridge 16 years, com- 
mencing in 1647 and ending in 1676 ; was a member of the 
Rev. Mr. Mitchell's Church, and died 17 July, 1681, aged 
79 years. t 

*JOHN OLIVER, the first husband of Edward Jackson's wife, had by 
her five children, viz : 1. John, born 21, 9, 1638, died 27, 1, 1639 ; 2. Ehz- 
abeth, 28, 12, 16.39 ; 3. Hannah, 3, 1, 1641 ; she died 11, 9, 16.53; 4. John, 
12, 2, 1644 ; 5. Thomas, 12, 12, 1645. John Oliver died 12 April, 1646, 
aged 30, nearly. 

Elizabeth, was married to Enoch Wiswall of Dorchester, 25, 9, 1657. — 
Their children were, 1. John, born 10, 10, 1658; 2, Oliver ; 3. Samuel. 

John, married Susannah , and settled in Boston, was a member 

of the Artillery Company, and had five sons — 1. Sweet — 2. John — 3. Wil- 
liam — 4. Samuel — 5. Hammond, and four daughters. 

Thomas, married Grace Prentiss, 27, 9, 1667, and settled in Cambridge 
Village. His second wife was Mary Wilson, married 19, 2, 1682, had five 
sons and four daughters ; was Representative from Cambridge, in 1692, 
and died 1 Nov. 1715, aged 70. 

f Mr. Jackson left an estate appraised at £2477 19s. Od. of which he be- 
queathed 400 acres of land in Billerica, to Cambridge College, afti)raised 
at £80, together with some books, and all the debts due to him in Eng- 
land. He also bequeathed 25 acres of land in Newton, for the use of the 
ministry in that town forever. 



no FAMILY MEMORIAL. 

It appears that Mr. Jackson had three children by a for- 
mer wife, born in England, viz : 1. Hannah, born in 1631 
— 2. Rebecca — 3. Francis, died 5 Oct. 1648. 

No. 2. HANNAH JACKSON, 

was married to John Ward of Newton, (then Newtown,) 

by whom she had, 

1. John, boni 2(3, 11, ir)53 

Died 1654. 

2. Rebecca, born 15, 4, 1655 
a John, " 8, 1, 1G5S 

4. Ehzabeth, " IS Jinie, ICGO 

5. Deborah, « 1!), 8, l(j()'2 
G. William, « 19 Nov. 1064 

Hannah, wife of John Ward, died 21 April, 1704, aged 
73. John Ward represented the town from 1689 onward, 
about 15 years. 

No. 3. REBECCA JACKSON, 

sister of the preceding, was married to Thomas, son of 
Capt. Thomas Prentice.* He died previous to 1689, leav- 
ing one son John, who is named in his brother John's Will. 



7. Richard, 


born 15, 11, 


166G 


8. iNIercy, 


" 27 Jan. 


1668 


9. Edward, 


" 13 INlarch 


,1671 


10. Eleazer, 


" 2(i FlI). 


1()72 


11. Jonathan, 


" 22, 2, 


1674 


12. Josuph, 


" 15, 1», 


1677 


13. Mary, died 




1685 



No. 4. I A. SARAH JACKSON, 

daughter of Edward and Elizabeth Jackson, was married 
to the Rev. Nehcmiah Hobart, 21, 1, 1678. (See Hobart, 
No. 28.) Their children were, 

* Capt. Tliomas Prentice of Newtown, that rcnouned ])artizan Com- 
mander of horse, was one among others, whom the Divine Providence 
raised up and qualified for distinguished usefulness in the Pliillipic war, 
in 1(575. Capt. Prentice was active and eminently serviceable in every 
period of the war ; his name was a terror to the iiostile tribes of Indians, 
l)y his suddenly collcctinif and marching his cavalry at the shortest notice, 
fighting on horseback or on foot, as the nature of tlie ground or the situa- 
lion of the enemy required. ***** 

The gallant Prentice, who at the age of .54 began his military career, 
survived until 7 July, 1709, when he tlicd aged 89, by a similar casualty 
with his brave comj)anion in arms, Col. Church, in consequence of a fall 
from his horse, u])on his return from public worship Lord's day, 7 May. 
Me was liuricd with the respect due to so good a man, as well as brave de- 
fender of his country, by the troop under arms. 

On the footstone of his grave are inscribed the following lines, which 
the teeth of time have almost effaced : — 

lie that's here interred needs no versifying — 
A virtuous life will keep the name from dying ; 
He'll live though poets cease their scribbling rhinie, 
When that this stone shall mouldered be by time. 



FAMILY MEMORIAL. ui 



1. Eli/al)Pfli, Iiorn 27 June, Ki?!) 

2. Rehecca, " ]:n'Y-l). l(if<0 

3. Mary, " KJ Jan. lGci2 



4. Aliifiail, born 22 Jan. 1(;S4 
">. Sarali, " l.'i March, l(iS7 

(J. Hannali, " ]'J Jan. l()8i) 



Mrs. Sarah Hobart, died 23 Feb. 1711. Rev. Nehemi- 
ah Hobart died 12 Aug. 1712. 

No. 5. II A. Deacon EDWARD JACKSON, 

a brother of the preceding, married Abigail . Their 

children were, 

1. Elizabetli, born 23 Feb. 1(187 I .5. Allice, born 

S.Abigail, " 13 May, l(i!»0 | G. Edwar.l, " .3 April, 1700 

3. Saniud, ]G94 Died 1 July, 1708, ageil 8. 

4. Hannah, I 7. Abigail, born 14 Se'pt. 1705 

He was ordained deacon in 1707 ; was Representative 
in 1702 ; Selectman in 1688, and Town Clerk, and died 30 
Sept. 1727, aged 75. 

No. G. I B. ELIZABETH JACKSON, 

a daujjhter of the preceding, was married to Thomas Pren- 
tice. ^She died 19 Oct. 1757, aged 67. 



No. 7. Ill B. SAMUEL JACKSON, Esq., 

a brother of the preceding, was a Justice of the Peace, and 

Town Clerk, and died 3 Dec. 1742, aged 48. 



No. 8. IV B. HANNAH JACKSON, 

a sister of the preceding, was married to a Mr. Loring. 



No. 9. Ill A. JONATHAN JACKSON, 

a son of Edward and Elizabeth Jackson, married Elizabeth 

and settled in Boston. Their children were, 

1. Elizabeth, born 1<) Feb. 1GG8 I 3. Jonathan, born 28 Dec. Ifi72 

2. 3Iary, " 3 Dec. 1070 | 4. Sarah, " [) Oct. 1079 



No. 10. IV A. SEBAS JACKSON, 

a brother of the preceding, married Sarah Baker, 19, 2, 

1671. Their children were. 



1. Edward, born 12 Sept. 1C72 

2. John, « 21, 1, 1G75 

Died in childhood. 

3. Sarah, born 10 Nov. 1G80 

4. Elizabeth, « 2 March, l(i83 



5. John, born 1.5 March, 1G85 

G. Jonathan, " 10 Sept. 1G8G 

Lost at sea in 1714 or 15. 

7. IMarv, born 2G Dec. 1687 

8. Joseph, " March, 1690 



Sebas Jackson died 6 Dec. 1690. 

No. 11. Ill B. SARAH JACKSON, 

a daughter of the preceding, was married to a Mr. Draper. 



112 FAMILY MEMORIAL. 

No. 12. IV B. ELIZABETH JACKSON, 
a sister of the preceding-, was married to a Mr. Grant- 
No. 13. VIII B. JOSEPH JACKSON, 
the youngest brother of the preceding-, married Patience 
Hyde, 28 Nov. 1717. Their children were, 

1. Lvdia, born 20 Sept. 1718 I 8. .Tosepli, l)orn 2 Aui^. 1729 

2. Timoiliy, " 20 April, 172G | 4. Patience, " 21 April, 17.34 

No. 14. I C. LYDIA JACKSON, 

a daughter of the preceding, was married to a Mr. LTpham, 
and settled at Weston. 

No. 15. II C. TIMOTHY JACKSON, 

a brother of the preceding, married Sarah Smith, and set- 
tled in Newton. Their children were, 

1. Lnoy, born 22 June, 



7.5.3 


4. Polly, 


born 22 .Tune, 


1760 


754 


5. Abigail, 


" 10 June, 


1763 


75(j 









2. Sarah, « 9 Nov. 

3. Timothy, " 3 Aug. 

Timothy Jackson died in 1774. 

No. 16. I D. LUCY JACKSON, 

was married to Moses Souther, and settled in Marlborough. 

No. 17. II D. SARAH JACKSON, 
died unmarried, G July, 1788. 

No. 18. HI D. TIMOTHY JACKSON, 

married Sarah Winchester, and settled in Newton. Their 
children were, 

1. William, born 2 Sept. 1783 I 4. Francis, born 7 March, 1789 

2. Lucretia, " 16 Aug. 178.5 | 5. George, « 22 April, 1792 

Died 27 Dec. 1812. I 6. Edmund, " 9 Jan. 1795 

3. Stephen W. born 19 March, 1787 \ 



No. 19. IV D. POLLY JACKSON, 
was married to Caleb Gardner of Brookline. 



No. 20. V D. ABIGAIL JACKSON, 

is living in Boston ; for the last 30 years immarried. 



No. 21. V A. LYDIA JACKSON, 

a daughter of Edward and Elizabeth Jackson, was married 
to Joseph Fuller, 13, 12, 1G79. Their, children were. 



FAMILY MEMORIAL. 



113 



L John, 

2. Joseph, 

3. Jonathan, 



horn 15, 10, 1080 
" 4 July, 1G85 
" 7 Jan. 1080-7 



4. Lydia, 

5. JOdward, 
0. Isaac, 



horn 15 Fel). lODl 
" 1 March, 1094 
" 10 March, 1008 



No. 22. VI A. ELIZABETH JACKSON, 

a sister of the preceding-, was married to John, son of Capt. 
Thomas Prentice, 28, 4, 1677. He died 14 March, 1689, 
leaving no son, and bequeathed some of his estate to John 
Prentice, son of his brother Thomas, in his will. 



No. 23. VII A. HANNAH or ANNE JACKSON, 

a sister of the preceding, was married to Nathaniel, son of 
Nathaniel Wilson of Brookline. Their children were. 



1. Nathaniel, 

2. FJi/.abeth, 

3. Hannah, 



born 



4 Nov. 

{> Nov. 

18 Oct. 



1082 
1084 
1080 



4. Susannah, 

5, Edward, 



born 



ONov, 
3 Oct. 



1088 
1089 



1. 


John, 


born 


in 


1039 


2. 


Grace, 


a 






3. 


Theodosia, 


(( 






4. 


Caleb, 


(( 


10 Oct. 


1045 


5. 


Hannah, 


(( 


7 June, 


1040 


0. 


Anne, 


u 


1 Aug. 


1047 



No. 24. VIII A. RUTH JACKSON, 

the youngest sister of the preceding, died unmarried in 
1692, aged 28 years. 

Dea. JOHnIaCKSON, 

a brother of Edward Jackson, married Margaret . 

Mrs. Jackson was born in 1624. Their children were, 

7. Abigail, born 14 Aug. 1048 

8. Margaret, " 20 June, 1049 

9. Edward, " 14 Jan. 1050 

10. Abraliam, " 14 Aug. 1055 

11. Deliverence, " 9 Nov. 1057 

12. Joshua, " 15 Sept. 1050 

Dea. John Jackson died 30 Jan. 1674. Margaret, widow 
of Dea. John Jackson, died in 1684, aged 60. 

1. A. John, died unmarried, 14 Oct. 1675, aged 36 years. 
5. A. Hannah, was married to Elijah Kenricke, who died 
4, 10, 1680, aged 37 years, leaving one son John. 

8. A. Margaret, was married to James Trowbridge, and 
died 17, 6, 1672. 

9. A. Echoard, married Grace , who died in 1685, 

aged 30, and he died in 1677, aged 27, leaving one son Ed- 
ward, who died 20 Aug. 1691. 

10. A. c^fem/iaw, married Elizabeth , in 1681. Their 

children were, 1. John, born 25, 2, 1682, died 9 Sept. 1755 
— Thomas, who died 24 Jan. 1703 — Abraham, who died in 
1694, aged 1 year— Abigail, born 2 Feb. 1690, died in 1702, 
aged 12— Elizabeth, born 8, 8, 1680 .?— Mary, born 2 Dec, 
1686. 

15 



114 FAMILY MEMORIAL. 

1. B. John, son of Abraham and Elizabeth Jackson, 
married and had two sons, John and Thomas. 

1. C. John, son of John Jackson, married and had one 
son Thomas. 

1. D. Thomas, son of John Jackson, married and had 
one son John, who died in Newton, leaving a son John 
now living. 

This name is very numerous in New England, 34 having 

graduated at the New England Colleges. 

[Sec Farmer's Cm. Reg. 



THE FAMILY OF PAINE. 



MOSES PAINE, 

one of the early settlers of Braintree, and probably the pro- 
genitor of the families of this name in that town, was buri- 
ed there on the 21, 4, 1643, leaving probably three chil- 
dren, viz : Moses, Elizabeth, the wife of Henry Adams, Jr. 
(See Adams, No. 2,) and Stephen. 



No. 1. MOSES PAINE, 

probably a son of the preceding, a member of the Artillery 
Companyj 1644 ; freeman 1647 ; a Lieutenant, Repre- 
sentative, 1666 and 1668, with his wife Elizabeth, had nine 
children, viz : 



1. Moses, born 16, 5, 1646 

Died 2, 12, 1648. 

2. Elizabeth, born 5, 6, 1648 

3. Sarah, « 30, 11, 1650 

Died 10, 6, 1651. 

4. Moses, born 26, 4, 1652 

Died 10, 6, 1657. 



5. Mary, born 12, 1, 1655 

6. William, " 1, 2, 1657 

7. John, « 12, 8, 1659 

Died 1, 2, 1660. 

8. Sarah, born 2, 3, 1662 

9. Margaret, " 20,10, 1664 



No. 2. STEPHEN PAINE, 

probably a brother of the preceding, married Hannah, a 
daughter of Dea. Samuel Bass, 15, 9, 1651. (See Bass, 
No. 9,) by whom he had seven children, who lived to a 
great age. — [See Hancock^ s Cent. Sermon, p. 26. 

1. Stephen, born 8, 1, 1652 I 5. Moses, born 26, 1, 1660 

2. Samuel, " 10, 4, 1654 | 6. John, " 21, 7, 1666 

3. Hannah, " 28,11, 1655 7. Lydia, " 20, 7, 1670 

4. Sarah, " 1, 9, 1657 | 

Seargent Stephen Paine died 29 July, 1691. 

No. 3. I A. STEPHEN PAINE, Jr., 

married Ellen Veasey, 20 Feb. 1681. Their children were, 



I.Stephen, born 7 Nov, 1682 
2. Ellen, bapt. 12, 8, 1684 



3. Samuel, born 13 Feb. 1686 
Died 13 Feb. 1688. 

4. Samuel, bapt. 14, 2, 1689 

Stephen Paine, a devout christian, a cunning artificer, 



1/ 



116 FAMILY MEMORIAL. 

and ing-enions to admiration, died in the flower of his aje, 
of the small pox, 24 May, 1690. His widow was after- 
wards married to Joseph Crosby, 5, 8, 1693. 

No. 4. II B. ELLEN PAINE, 

daughter of the preceding, was married to Samuel Penni- 
man of Braintree, 14 May, 1707. 

No. 5. IV B. SAMUEL PAINE, 3d., 
a brother of the preceding, was a member of the Episco- 
pal Church in Braintree, (now Qiiincy.) He married Su- 
sannah Ruggles, 5 Nov. 1728. Their children were, 

1. Susannah, bapt. 1(5 Oct. 1720 

2. Eleanor, born 23 lAIarcli, 1731 

3. Jos. Ruggles, " 3 Dec. 1739 



Died in infancy. 



4. Jose})li Ruggles, b. 30 June, 1735 
Died 16 Oct. 173.5. 

5. Sarah, born 12 Nov. 1736 

6. Ebeuezer, " 14 March, 1738 

Died 2G March, 1739. 



No. 6. II A. SAMUEL PAINE, 

a son of Stephen and Hannah Paine, married Mary Penni- 
man of Braintree, 4 April 1678. Their children were, 

1. Mary, born 27 Oct. 1G80 I 5. Joseph, born 3 Aug. 1689 

2. Lydia, « Jan. 1G81-2 I 6. 31eliital)Ie, " 8 Dec. 1G93 

3. Samuel, « 2G Nov. 1684 I 7. Benjamin, " 28 Dec. 1696 

4. Hannah, " 1 Feb. 1687 | 

Samuel Paine, died 10 Dec. 1739, in his 86 year. 

II B. Lydia, was married to Joseph Sawin of Braintree, 
17 Dec. 1714, probably the father of Capt. Eliphalet Saw- 
in. (See second part, 6 Branch, No. 126.) 

No. 7. Ill B. SAMUEL PAINE, Jr., 
married Rachel . Their children were, 

1. Rachel, born 22 Dec. 1712 

Died the same day. 

2. Rachel, born 21 Sept. 1713 

Died 20 July, 1739. 

3. Samuel, born 26 Aug. 1714 

Died 20 June, 17.39. 

4. Stephen, born 8 Jan. 1717 

Died 18 July, 17-39. 

5. Nehemiah, born 6 May, 1721 

Rachel, wife of Samuel Paine, Jr., died 3 Oct. 1739. 

IX C. Jacob, and Rachel Paine, his wife, had one son Sam- 
uel, born 18 Nov. 1753. 

JVo/c— There appears to have been some malirrnant dis- 
ease among children during the summer of 1739, which 



Died 31 Aug. 1739. 

6. Peter,- bapt. in 1723 

7. Ebenezer, born 22 Dec. 1724 

8. Enoch, " 

Died 31 July, 17.39. 

9. Jacob, born 18 Aug. 1728 

10. Susannah, " 16 Oct. 1729 

11. Hannah, " 8 Feb. 1730 



FAMILY MEMORIAL. 117 

proved mortal to a larg-e number in Braintree, and the ad- 
jacent towns. 



No. 8. V B. JOSEPH PAINE, 

a son of Samuel and Mary Painc^ married Sarah Powell, 
38 March, 1717. Their children were, 



1. Bathsheba, bom 9 Dec. 1718 

2. Sarah, " 25 Dec. 1720 



'?■ A^""^'-! I IJorn [6 July, 1723 
5. LydJa, " 9 Jan. 1726 



No. 9. Ill A. HANNAH PAINE, 

a daughter of Stephen and Hannah Paine, was married to 
Shadrach Wilber of Taunton, 14, 7, 1692. 



No. 10. IV A. SARAH PAINE, 

a sister of the preceding-, was married to Roger Billings of 
Dorchester. (See Billings, No. 16.) 



No. 11. V A. MOSES PAINE, 

a brother of the preceding, married Mary . Their 

children were, 

1. Mary, born 4 May, 1^89 I 4. Sarah, born 3 July, 1097 

2. Hannah, " 2 April, 1092 | .5. Moses, " 13 June, 1700 

3. Moses, " 21 Oct. 1094 0. Aaron, " 8 Nov. 1703 

Died 12 Sept. 1097. | Died 24 Feb. 1710. 

Dea. Moses Paine died 22 June, 1746. 

No. 12. V B. MOSES PAINE, 

a son of the preceding, married Abigail, daughter of Capt. 
Peter Adams, 31 Oct. 1723. (See Adams, No. 36, 2.) 



Their children were. 








1. Abigail, born 11 Dec. 

2. Mary, " 30 Jan. 


1728 .3. Moses, 
1730 4. Hannah, 


born 30 Nov. 
" 17 Oct. 


1732 
1734 



No. 13. VI A. JOHN PAINE, 

a son of Stephen and Hannah Paine, married Deborah 

Neale, 20 Jan, 1689. Their children were, 

Died Dec. 1097 
G. Benjamin, born March, 1700 
7. Seth, " 10 Jan. 1702 



1. John, born 13 Aug. 1090 

2. Deborah, " 28 Sept. 1092 

Died 19 July, 1703. 

3. Stephen, born "l9 Jan. 1094 

4. Joseph, " 20 Oct. 1095 

5. Moses, " 7 Nov. 1097 



8 James, J , g. j^,, ^^^^ 
9. Deborah, ' •" 



I B. John, son of John Paine, died an untimely death, ac- 
cidentally shooting himself about the year 1706. — [Records. 



118 FAMILY MEMORIAL. 

Ill B. Slepheii, a brother of the preceding, married Mary 
Littlefield, 23 Nov. 1738, by whom he had one son Stephen 
born 6 Sept. 1739. 



No. 14. IV B. JOSEPH PAINE, 

of Boston, probably a son of John and Deborah Paine, 
married Mrs. Mary Babcock of Milton, 27 Jan. 1732, (per- 
haps a second wife,) and settled in Milton. Their chil- 
dren were, 

I.Joseph, born 4 Feb. 1733 I 3. Annah, born 6 Nov. 1736 

2. John, " 14 Oct. 1734 | 4. Alary, " 7 Jan. 1739 

Milton Records. 



No. 15. VI B. BENJAMIN PAINE, 

a son of John and Deborah Paine, married Elizabeth, 
daughter of Thomas and Mary Copeland, May, 1725. (See 
Copeland, No. 8.) Their children were, 

1. Nathaniel, born 30 April, 1727 I 3. Phebe, born 26 July, 1737 

2. Mary, " 8 May, 1730 | 4. Phinehas, " 6 Any. 1743 

No. 16. I C. NATHANIEL PAINE, 

a son of the preceding, married Hannah, daughter of Jo- 
seph and Hannah Wales. (See Wales, No. 15.) Their 
children were, 1. Silas, who married Lydia White, 22 
April, 1790. (See White, No. 25, 9.) 2. Benjamin, who 
married Mary Thayer, 19 Jan. 1782. (See Thayer, No. 
26, 6.) 3. Zeba, who married the daughter of Col. Barna- 
bas Clark. 

No. 17. IV C. PHINEHASl^AINE, 

a son of Benjamin and Elizabeth Paine, married Mrs. Nan- 
cy Babcock of Milton, 9 July, 1771, and settled in Milton. 
Their children were, 

1. Wni. Babcock, b. 5 April, 1772 I 3. Hannah, born 21) Dec. 1774 

2. Benjamin, " 2G April, 1773 | 

No. 18. VII A. LYDiTIpAINE, 

the youngest daughter of Stephen and Hannah Paine, was 
married to Benjamin Neale, 20 Jan. 1689. 

This name is very numerous in New England, there be- 
ing thirty-six who have graduated in the New England 
Colleges. — [-Sec Far»ier's Gen. Reg. 



THE FAMILY OF THAYER. 



No. 1. RICHARD THAYER,* 

of Boston, appears to be the first of this name in New Eng- 
land. He was admitted freeman in 1640, His three sons 
who were probably born in England, and came to this 
country with him were, 1. Richard — 2. Zachariah — 3. Na- 
thaniel, and Jael, Deborah, Sarah, Hannah and Abigail, 
who died 6 Aug. 1727, aged 66, were probably his daugh- 
ters, who settled in Braintree. Richard Thayer Sen. died 
in Braintree 27 Aug. 1695. 

No. 2. I A. RICHARD THAYER, Jr., 
married Dorothy Pray of Braintree, 24, 10, 1651, and set- 
tled in that town. Their children were, 

1. Dorothy, born 30. 6, 16.53 I 3. Nathaniel, born IJan. 1G58 

2. Richard, " 31, 6, 1GG5 1 4. Cornelius, « 18, 7, 1G70 

Richard Thayer died 4 Dec. 1705. Dorothy, widow of 
Richard Thayer, died 11 Dec. 1705. 

No. 3. II B. RICHARD THAYER, 

a son of the preceding, married Rebecca Micall, 16 July, 
1679. She was born 22, 11, 1658. Their children were, 

7. Deborah, bapt. 1 1, 2, 1G97 

8. Anna, " 14, 9, 1G97 

9. Gideon, born 2G July, 1700 

10. Obadiah " 1 May, 1703 
Died 5 April 1721. 

Richard Thayer died 11 Sept. 1729. 

*This name has been spelled in various ways, as Thaire. Palmer's Re- 
ports 109, (17 James 1st.) Thayer, item 112. Theyar, Popham's Reports 
178, (2 Charles 1st). Thair, Latch's Reports 212, (3 Charles 1st.) They- 
er, 4th Barrow's Reports, 2032, (1767.)— [T. Metcalf Esq. Dedham, Ms. 

Mr Arodi Thayer, late of Dorchester, (No. 15,2) once stated to a friend 
that the ancestors of his family came from the West of England. 



1. Rebecca, 


born 16 Aug. 


1680 


2. Benjamin, 


" 6 Oct. 


1683 


3. Richard, 


" 26 Jan. 


1685 


4. John, 


" 12 Jan. 


1688 


.5. Mary, 


Feb. 


1689 


G. James, 


" 16 Nov, 


1691 



120 FAMILY MEMORIAL. 

No. 4. I C. REBECCA THAYER, 

.1 (laughter of the preceding, was married to Thomas Bol- 
ter, of Weymouth, a weaver, 12, 12, 1701. 



No. 5. II C. BENJAMIN THAYER, 

a brother of the preceding, married Margaret Curtis, 17 
Aug. 1704. Their children were, 

1. Margaret, born 2() June, 1705 I 3. Zebulon, born 29 Ang. 1711 

2. lienjatnin, " 23 Fel). 1708 | 

Benjamin Thayer died 4 May, 1712. His widow Mar- 
garet, was married to John Hayden, 26 Feb. 1713. 

No. 6. I D. MARGARET THAYER, 

daughter of the preceding, was married to Amos Stetson 
of Braintree, 9 May, 1728. 



No. 7. II D. BENJAMIN THAYER, 

a brother of the preceding, married Hannah Vinton, 8 
Nov. 1728. Their children were, 

1. Benjamin, born (i Oot. 1729 I 4. Benjamin, born 11 Dec. 1738 

Died 1 Feb. 1730. | 5. Anne, " 11 Ang. 1741 

2. Benjamin, born 3 Feb. 1731 (5. Adam, " 4 July, 1744 

3. Adam " 7 March, 1735 I 7. Vashti " 20 Feb. 1745 

No. 8. IV E. BENJAMIN THAYER, 

a son of the preceding, married Hannah Howland of 
Pembroke, 29 Jan. 1763, and had several children. By his 
second wife Chloe, his children were. 



4. Melvin, born 4 Oct. 1791 

5. Benjamin, " 8 Jan. 1794 



I.Jane, born 12 Dec. 1783 

2. Luther, " 25 March, |1786 

3. William, « 15 Nov. 1788 

Benjamin Thayer died 1 March, 1802, aged 64 



No. 9. Ill D. ZEBULON THAYER, 

a son of Benjamin and Margaret Thayer, married Mary 

5. Joshua born 1 March, 1745 
His second wife was Sarah . 



1. 


Mary, 


born, 25 Aug. 


11 W Ci 

1729 


2. 


Zebulon, 


« 17 Aug. 


1731 


3. 


Mary, 


" 15 May, 


1735 


4. 


Caleb, 


" 27 Feb. 


1743 



(J.Lucy, born 29 Oct. 1747 

7 Asa, " Jan. 1749 

8. Elias, " 18 May, 1752 

No. 10. n E. ZEBULON THAYER, 

a son of the preceding, married Abigail . Their chil- 
dren were, 



FAMILY MEMORIAL. 



121 



1. Abigail, 


bom June, 


1752 


4. Naomi, 


2. Mary 


" 12 Oct. 


1754 


5. Rutli, 


3. Caleb, 


" 2;3 May 


1757 





born 5 July, 



1761 



No. 11. Ill C. Lieut. RICHARD THAYER, 

a son of Richard and Rebecca Thayer, married Mary, a 
daughter of Samuel and Anna White, 6 Feb. 1711. (See 
White, No. 14, 2.) He was blind for many years. Their 
children were, 



1. Isaiah, 

2. Mary, 

3. James, 

4. Gideon, 



born 5 Nov. 
" 20 Sept. 
" 4 Oct. 
" IG Jan. 



171 J 
1713 
1710 
1718 



5. Obadiah, 
0. Anna, 
7. Obadiah, 



born 2G Dec. 
" 31 Jan. 



1720 
1722 



20 March, 1724 



His second wife was Sarah Ford. 



8. Richard, 

9. Sarah, 



1731 
1733 



10. Ruth, 

11. Jerusha, 



born 1 Aug. 1734 
" 18 Jan. 1737 



born 18 Marcl 
baptised in 

Sarah, wife of Lieut. Richard Thayer, died 14 Feb. 1742 
His third wife was Lydia Pray. 



No. 12. I D. ISAIAH THAYER, 

married Sarah, daughter of Benjamin White, 17 Sept. 1741. 

(Sec White, No. 22.) Their children were, 

1. Eleanor, born 15 Nov. 1742, second wife of Elijah Thayer, No. 30. 

2. Sarah, " 14 Sept. 1744—3. Lois, baptised in 1748. [Branch. 
4. Eliphaz, " 14 Mar. 1702, married Deliverance Thayer, 2d part, 13 



No. 13. II D. MARY THAYER, 

was married to John Ludden, 25 Oct. 1733. 
dren were, 



Their chil- 



1. Sylvanus, born 2-3 Aug. 

Died 5 July, 1741.* 

2. Mary, born 4 May, 

3. Silas, 

Died 29 Oct. 1756. 

4. Elisha, born 12 Dec. 

Died Aug. 1750. 

5. Timothy, born 3 Dec. 

Died 21 March, 1743. 



1734 

1737 
1739 

1740 

1742 



.J 



born 1 Dec 



6. Sarah, 

7 Elizal)eth, 

8 Anne, « 14 Nov 

Died 12 March, 1753 

9 Ezra, born 3 Oct 

10 Simeon, " in 

Died 11 March, 17.53 

11 John, who died in infancy 

12 Sylvanus, born 21 June, 



J 744 
1746 

1748 
1750 

1754 



John Ludden died about 1789 or 1790. Widow Mary 
Ludden died 2 Oct. 1803, aged 90 years, wanting 5 days. 

*1741, July 6. "Buried a child of John Ludden — an early instance of 
the Grace of God operating on some children, for he appeared more sober 
and thoughtful than is common for ope of his age; and in his sickness 
was under a lively sense of death, and yet undaunted ; prayed for tiie par- 
don of sin, and the salvation of bis soul, and gave religious counsel to his 
sister, younger than himself, though he was not quite seven years old." 

[Hist. JVolices. 1 Cong. Ch. Br. 

16 



122 FAMILY MEMORIAL. 

No. 14. Ill D. JAMES THAYER, 

married Esther, daughter of Nathaniel Wales. (See Wales, 

No. 5.) Their children were, 

1. Nath'l Wales, born 21 Aug. 1748 I 4. Barnabas, born 13 March, 1755 

2. Esther, " 21 May, 1750 | 5. Mary, " 29 March, 17.57 

3. James, " 15 July, 1753 I Married to Daniel Loring, in 1778. 

I Died in ISM. 

No. 15. IV D. GIDEON THAYER, 

married Rachel , (probably a sister of Gideon French's 

wife Elizabeth.) (See French, No. 21.) Their children were, 

3. Rachel, born 20 Dec. 1744 
Died in Sei)t. 1819. 

4. Mary, born 24 June, 174G 



1. Zepheon, born C Nov. 1741 

Died in May, 1804. 

2. Arodi, born 19 Feb. 1743 

Died 5 May, 1831. 



5. Natiianiel, 
G. Francis. 



No. 16. VI D. ANNA THAYER, 
was married to Jonathan Wild, by whom she had one 
daughter. 1. Anna, born in Aug. 1749, the wife of Col. 
John Holbrook, married 30 Aug. 1766, by whom she had 
ten children, viz : — Jolm, who died unmarried — Anna^ the 
first wife of Caleb Thayer — Susannah^ whose first husband 
was Caleb Holbrook, and second Seth Turner, Esq. — Eli- 
sha, who married Sarah Thayer — Joseph, who married Ruth 
Linfield — Mary, the second wife of Caleb Thayer — Sam/i, 
wife of Samuel Dyer — Mia, who married Mary Thayer — 
Charlotte, wife of James Adams — Clarissa, wife of Barnabas 
Lothrop. 

Mrs. Anna Wild was married to Elisha, a son of the Rev, 
Samuel Niles, 7 Dec 1752. He was born 30 July, 1719 ; 
died about 1774. 



No. 17. VII D. OBADIAH THAYER, 

married Joanna , afterwards settled in Boston. Their 

children born in Braintrec were, 

1. Lydia, born 21 March, 1752 I 5. Andrew, born 15 May, 17G5 

2. Susannah, " 29 May, 1754 | Died 17 July, 1765, 

3. Joanna, " 10 Sept. 17.5(5 I G. Obadiah, born 24 May, 17GG 

4. Rachel, " 3 Sej*!. 17G0 | 



No. 18. VIII D. RICHARD THAYER, 

married Esther, a daughter of Moses and Esther French. 
(See second part, 9 Branch, No. 1, 3.) 

No. 19. IX D. SARAH^rHAYER, 

was an invalid from her childhood, and died unmarried. 



FAMILY MEMORIAL 123 

No. 20. X D. RUTH THAYER, 

was married to Capt. Silas Wild, and had four children. 

1. Sarah, born 23 Feb. 1758 I 3. Paul, } , ,^ . ,^^„ 

2. Jonathan, " 4 Dec. 1759 | 4. Silas, \ ^orn 13 Jan. 1762 

Ruth, wife of Capt. Silas Wild, died 29 Dec. 1793. His 
second wife was Sarah Kingman of Weymouth, married 
1794. Capt. Silas Wild was born 8 March, 1736 ; died 30 
Sept. 1807, aged 71. 

No. 21. XI D. JERUSHA THAYER, 

was married to Randall Wild. Their children were, 

1. Asa, born 25 Feb. 1757, married Anna Wales, settled in Fairlee, Vt. 

2. Levi, b. 23 Aug. 1758, married Rhoda Capen, settled in Braintree. 

3. Randall, b. 14 June, 17(J0, married Saraii Hunt, settled in Fairlee, Vt. 

4. Esther, b. 5 Sept. 17G2, married Isaac Uorton, settled in N. Bridgevvater. 

5. Elisha, b. 4 Ai)ril, 1764, married Abigail Faxon, settled in Fairlee, Vt. 
(). Riciiard, b. 4 Sept. 1765, settled in Easton, Ms. 

7. Sarah, b. 26 April, 1772, married Nehemiah Holbrook, Braintree. 

Randall Wild was born 9 May, 1732. Widow Jerusha 
Wild died 31 May, 1809, aged 72. 

No. 22. IV C. JOHtTtHAYER, 

a son of Richard and Rebecca Thayer, married Rebecca, 
daughter of Dependence French, 26 May, 1715. (See 
French, No. 9, 4.) Their children were, 



1. John, born 18 Feb. 1716 

Died 15 April, 1716. 

2. John, born 27 July, 1717 

3. Benjamin, " 11 Jan. 1720 

4. Obadiah, " 31 Dec. 1721 

5. Micah, " 31 Oct. 1723 



6. Richard, born 15 Dec. 1725 

Died 30 Jan. 1726. 

7. Richard, born 26 Jan. 1727 

8. Abiah, " 25 June, 1729 

9. Simeon, " 22 May, 1732 

10. Elijah, " 16 July, 1736 



John Thayer died 9 Feb. 1768. Rebecca, wife of John 
Thayer, died 30 Oct. 1762. 

No. 23. II D. JOHN THAYER, Jr., 

married Abigail , by whom he had one son, 1. John, 

born 26 Nov. 1745. John Thayer, Jr. died 10 Sept. 1745. 
John, son of John and Abigail Thayer, married Elizabeth 
Hollis, 12 July, 1771, for his first wife, and Eunice West 
in 1781, for his second, and settled in East Bridgewater, 
had two children, John, born 29 May, 1783, and Molly, 
born 22 Dec. 1784. 



No. 24. Ill D. BENJAMIN THAYER, 

married Ruth, daughter of John and Ruth Capen, 17 Jan. 
1741. (See second part, 8 Branch, No. 1, 4.) His second 



124 FAMILY MEMORIAL. 

wife was Bethiah, daughter of Naphtali Thayer. (See 
second part, 10 Branch, No. 1, 2.) Benjamin Thayer died 
in Oct. 1807, in his 88 year. Bethiah, widow of Benjamin 
Thayer, died in Oct. 1816. 



No. 25. IV D. OBADIAM THAYER, 

settled in South Weymouth, and spent his days there. 



No. 26. V D. MICAH THAYER, 

married Mehitable French, 14 Jan. 1748. (Sec French, 
No. 16.) Their children were, 

1. Micah, born 9 Oct. 1749, married Abigail Wales, 27 Feb. 1779. 

2. Mehitable, b. 3 June, 17.3], m. John Tower, Q3 Feb. 1776. 

3. Zerviah, b. 5 March, 1753, m. F'dward Faxon, 1(5 June, 1770. 

4. Rebecca, b. 28 April, 17.55, m. Daniel French, 1 April, 1775. 

5. Alexander, b. 17 Sept. 1756, in. Lucy Edson, Bridgewater, in 1788. 

6. Mary, b. 27 Dec. 1758, in. Benjamin Paine. 

7. Lucy, b. 27 Oct. 1760, m. Joshua French, 21 Feb. 1782. 

8. Ezra, b. 21 Dec. 17()2, m. Charlotte French, about 1784. 

9. Thaddeus, born 19 Oct. 1765 ; 10. Alpheus, born 5 April, 1768. 

Mehitable, wife of Micah Thayer, died 12 Jan. 1773. 
Micah Thayer died in 1802. 



No. 27. VII D. RICHARD THAYER, 

married Susannah (Randall .'') and settled in Weymouth. 
Their children were, 

1. Randall, born 8 June, 17.53 

2. Susannah, " 19 June, 17.54 

3. Rhoda, « 9 Sept. 1755 

4. Richard, " 13 Sept. 1757 

5. Barnabas, " 23 Oct. 1759 

Died 12 Jan. 1833. 

6. Rebecca, born 1 April, 1761 



7. Jonathan, born I Sept. 1763 

8. Sarah, 

9. Anna, 

10. Phinehas, 

11. Beza, died 5 Mar. 1812 aged 44. 

12. Luther, 



No. 28. VIII D. ABIAH THAYER, 
married Elizabeth . Their children were, 

1. Oliver, born 27 May, 17.53 I 5. Amasa, born 26 3Iarch, 1764 

2. Elizabeth, " 12 April, 1754 I 6. Eliplialet, " 14 March, 1766 

3. Phebe, 7. Svlva, " 18 April, 1768 

4. Anna, I 8. Adouijah, " 29 Oct. 1770 



No. 29. IX D. SIMEON .THAYER, 
married Martha Blanchard of Weymouth, by whom he had 
1. Simeon, born March, 1757 ; who married Olive Braman 
of Norton, about 1778. She was born 25 May, 1761 ; and 
he died 5 Nov. 1805. 2. an infant who died. 



FAMILY MEMORIAL. 123 

No. 30. X D. ELIJAH THAYER, 
married for his first wife, Hannah Hayden, 18 May, 1765 ; 
and for his seciond, Eleanor Thayer, 11 May, 1790. (See 
No. 12, 1.) 



No. 31. VC. MARY THAYER, 

a dang-hter of Richard and Rebecca Thayer, was married 
to William Copeland, Jr. (Sec Copeland, No. 10.) 



No. 32. VII C. DEBORAH THAYER, 

a sister of the preceding, was married to Josiah Faxon, 13 
Jan. 1718. 



No. 33. VIII C. ANNA THAYER, 
another sister of the preceding-, was married to Depen- 
dence French. (See French, No. 19.) 



No. 34. IX C. GIDEON THAYER, 

a brother of the preceding-, married Hannah Hollis, 3 June, 
1723. Their children were. 



1. Abigail, born 15 Nov. 1723 

2. Mercy, " 1 Nov. 172.5 

3. Hannah, « 5 April, 1728 

4. Eunice, « 10 Oct. 1730 

Died 16 Auff. 1732. 



5. Gideon, born 2 Oct. 1732 

O.Eunice, " 20 Dec. 1735 

7. Job, « 15 Aug. 1738 
Died 9 May, 1754. 

8. Elideah, born Aug. 1741 

1 742, 1 7 Feb. "Gideon Thayer was drowned in our river, 
(Monoquot,) when coming- to meeting on the Sabbath day 
morning, by falling through the ice." — [Records. 

No. 35. V D. GIDEON THAYER, 

the son of the preceding, married Susannah . Their 

children were, 1 . Job., who married Mary Wade of Wey- 
mouth, about 1785 — 2. Gideon, who married Jemima Vin- 
ton, 24 April, 1800, for his first wife ; she died 11 March, 
1801, aged 33 years ; and for his second, Hannah Belcher 
in 1802 — 3. Sylvanus, who married Abigail, daughter of Asa 
Copeland — 4. Rachel, who was married to William Wild, Jr. 
Their children were, John, Rachel, Calvin, Daniel, Ludo- 
vicus. — 5. J^aomi, who was married to Lot Wade, 4 March, 
1791 — 6. Zephorak, who was married to Reuel Harris, 20 
June, 1802. Their children were, Daniel, Susannah. — 7. 
Leah, who died young. 

Gideon Thayer, died 27 Nov. 1800, aged 68 Widow 
Susannah Thayer died G June, 1806, aged 6i. 



126 FAMILY MEMORIAL. 

No. 36. Ill B. NATHANIEL THAYER, 

a son of Richard and Dorothy Thayer, married Hannah 
Hayden, 27 May, 1679. Their children were, 

1. Natlianiel, bom about 1680 i 5. Rutli, born 17, 5, 1689 

2. Richard, " " 1683 6. Dorothy, ^ , ,■ . • ,.-ir 

3. Hannah, " 17 Feb. 1686 7. Ly.lia,^^ baptized m 1/15 

4. Zachariah, " 16 3Iar. 1687 1 8. Daniel. 
Nathaniel Thayer died 28 March, 1728. 

No. 37. I C. NATHANIEL THAYER, Jr., 

married Sarah, daughter of Elder Nathaniel Wales, 25, 11, 
1704. (See Wales, No. 3.) Their children were, 

1. Sarah, baptized 1, 2, 1705 1 2. Joanna, baptized 18, 6, 1706 
His second wife was Relief Hyde, married 13 Jan. 1709. 

3. Nathaniel, born 7 Oct. 1709 1 7. Abraham, born in 4717 

4. Elizabeth, " 11 Sept. 1711 | S.Hannah, " 2 Dec. 1720 

5. Josiah, " 30 Nov. 1713 9. Relief, « 11 March, 1723 
G. Caleb, " 10 Feb. 1716 1 10. Lydia, baptized in 1726 

Nathaniel Thayer died 3 Jan. 1752. 

No. 38. Ill D. NATHANIEL THAYER, . 

married Mary, daughter of Capt Richard Faxon, 3 April, 

1735. She was born 8 March, 1713. Their children were, 



1. Mary, born 19 Aug. 1735 

Died 29 Jan. 1753. 

2. Elihu, born 9 Aug. 1737 

Died Aug. 1738. 

3. Nathaniel, born 2 Sept. 1739 

Died March, 1740. 

4. Relief, born 25 Oct. 1741 
S.Anna, " 17 Sept. 1743 



Died Nov. 1748. 

6. Nathaniel, born 15 Aug. 1745 

Died 24 Nov. 1748. 

7. Elihu, born 18 March, 1746 

8. Sarah, " 14 Sept. 1749 

9. Nathaniel, « 18 A|iril, 1754 

10. Calvin, " 15 July, 1756 



No. 39. Relief, was married to Samuel Spear, 15 Nov. 
1766, and had one son Calvin. 

No. 40. Elihu Thayer, D. D. " was educated at New 
Jersey College, the honours of which he received in 1769. 
His ordination at Kingston in New Hampshire, took place 
18 Dec. 1776. From the time of the organization of the 
N. H. Missionary Society in 1801, Dr. Thayer was annu- 
ally elected the President of that institution till 1811, when 
his feeble state of health obliged him to decline a re-elec- 
tion. He finished his christian course on the 3d of April, 
1812, at the age of 65 years. He was distinguished for 
his meekness and humility, piety and learning, and was an 
eminent minister of the gospel of Jesus Christ." 

[Mien's Collection, 3, 207. 



FAMILY MEMORIAL. 127 

No. 41. Sarah, died unmarried 10 July, 1795, aged 45 
years 10 months. 

No. 42. Nathaniel Thayer, Esq., married Hannah Pen- 
niman of Braintree, and had 3 sons, Nathaniel, James, and 
Thomas P. who all died before their father, who died in 
1829. 

No. 43. Calvin, married Sarah Penniman, 14 Feb. 1792, 
and had two sons, Calvin and Elihu. She died 13 Feb. 
1800, aged 34. His second wife was Hannah Nash, who 
had by him one daughter Sarah. 



No. 44. IV D. ELIZABETH THAYER, 

daughter of Nathaniel and Relief Thayer, was married to 
Capt. Theophilus Curtis, 28 Feb. 1734, and settled in the 
corner of Stoughton, afterwards incorporated with North 
Bridgewater ; had three sons, Theophilus, Jesse, and Mo- 
ses, and three daughters, Eunice, Elizabeth, and Relief. 

Eunice, married Edmund Sopcr — Elizabeth, married Capt. 
Simeon Leach — Relief, married Peter Dunbar. 

Capt. Theophilus Curtis died in 1795, aged 85. 

No. 45. Theophilus, married a Keith, and had two sons, 
Josiah and Theophilus. Jesse and Moses died in youth. 

[Car?/ '5 Genealogy, 39. 



No. 46. V D. JOSIAH THAYER, 

a son of Nathaniel and Relief Thayer, married Mary Vea- 
sey, 20 April, 1743. Their children were, 

1. Mary, born 6 Feb, 

2. Elizabeth, " 18 Sept. 

Died 2 Dec. 1748. 

3. Relief, born 21 March, 1748 

4. Elizabeth, " 7 April, 1750 

His second wife was Rebecca Hunt, married 3 July, 17G2. 



1744 


5. Josiah, 


born 28 Jan. 


17.52 


1745 


G. Lydia, 


« 5 Oct. 


1754 




7. Timothy, 


« 8 June, 


17.57 


1748 


8. John, 


" 8 Aujj. 


175l> 



No. 47. VI D. CALEB THAYER, 

a brother of the preceding, married Abigail, daughter of 
Capt. Richard Faxon. She was born 26 July, 1715. Their 
children were, 

1. Abiifail, born June, 174G I 3. Nathaniel, born 11 April, 17.52 

2. Caleb, " 2 June, 1748 1 4. Allice, " 18 Auj,'. 1755 

Abigail, was married to Capt. Isaac Thayer, 3 May, 1764. 
(See No. 48.) JYathaniel, married Dorcas, daughter of Aza- 
riah Faxon, 28 Nov. 1776. Their children were, Dorcas, 



128 FAMILY MEMORIAL. 

Mchitabic, Nathaniel, Lue, Sylvanus, Abigail, Livia. Ca- 
leb and Mlice died young-. 



No. 48. VII D. ABRAHAM THAYER, 
a brother of the preceding, married Sarah Hunt of Brain- 
tree. Their children were. 



.5. Avis, born 3Iaicli, 1751 

G. Elizabeth, " 28 July, 1753 

7. Abraham, " 30 Apri!, 17.57 

8. Relief, " 18 April, 1759 

9. Hannah, died in infancy. 
10. Hannah. 



1. Isaac, born 9 May, 1742 

2. Prudence, bapr. 174G 

Died 21 Dec. 1748. 

3. Avis, bapt, 1747 

Died 26 Dec. 1748. 

4. Sarah, born 3 June, 1750 

Abraham Thayer died 4 June, 1794, aged 77. 

1. Isaac, married Abigail Thayer, (No. 47, 1.) Their 
children were, Caleb, whomarried Anna Holbrook in 1790, 
and Mary Holbrook in 1797. Allice, who married Jonathan 
Spear in 1790. Luther, whomarried Olive Turner, and 2d 
Elizabeth Davis. Abigail, who married Jonathan Belcher 
in 1792. Relief, who married Stephen Penniman, Jr. in 
1792. Sarah, who married Elisha Holbrook in 1793. Isaac, 
who married Polly French. Rebecca, who married Silas 
Spear in 1796. Elizabeth, who married Abraham Capen 
in 1802. Mary, who married Capt. Abia Holbrook. Han- 
nah, who married Luther French, Jr. 

4. Sarah, was married to Joshua Hobart, 30 Aug. 1766. 
(See Hobart, No. 19.) 

5. Avis, was married to Adam Hobart, 7 Nov. 1772. (See 
Hobart, No. 18.) 

6. Elizabeth, was married to Solomon Thayer, Esq. 12 
Sept. 1785. (See 2d part, 13 Branch, No. 1, 5.) 

7. Abraham, married Lydia Thayer, 18 Feb. 17^7. (See 
6 Branch, 2d part. No. 75.) 

8. Relief, was married to Zenas French, 18 April, 1782. 
(See 2d part, 9 Branch, No. 3.) 

10. Hannah, was married to Sylvanus French, 19 Oct. 
1786. (See 2d part, 9 Branch, No. 17.) 



No. 49. II C. RICHARD THAYER, 

a son of Nathaniel and Hannah Thayer, married Susan- 
nah, daughter of Samuel and Anna White, 18 May, 1708. 
(See White, No. 14, 1,) and settled in Braintree, after- 
wards removed to West Bridgewater. Their children were, 

1. Susannah, born 26 March, 1710 

2. Jeremiah, " 22 June, 1713 

Died 29 June, 1729. 

3. Enos, born .30 Jan. 1716 

4. Anna, " 23 May, 1718 



5. 


Seth, 


born 17 Ausr. 


1721 


6. 


Rlicah, 


" 24 April, 


1724 


/. 


Abijah, 


« 9 Oct. 


1726 


f^_ 


Jeremiah, 


« 18 June, 


1729 


9. 


Thankful, 


" 20 June, 


1731 



FAMILY MEMORIAL. 129 

No. 50. I D. SUSANNAH THAYER, 
was married to Joseph Lovell of Braintree, and settled in 
East Stonghton. Their children were, 1. Rachel — 2. Sally 
— 3. Hannah, wife of Jesse Richards of Dedham — 4. Su- 
sannah, wife of Noah King-sbury of Dedham — 5. Mehitable, 
wife of Thomas Oliver of Stonghton, 



No. 5L IV D. ANNA or HANNAH THAYER, 

was married to Ephraim Thompson of West Bridgewater, 

and settled in Halifax, Mass. 



No. 52. V D. SETH THAYER, 

married a Pray, had three sons, Enos, Micah, and Seth, 
and three daughters, Hannah, Susannah, and Mary. Han- 
nah married Daniel Gary ; Mary married Silas Howard. 
Seth Thayer died 1798, aged 72. Enos married a widow 
Reynolds ; had no children. Micah died in youth. Seth, 
2d married a Thayer, had eight sons, Enos Micah, Seth, 
Eliphalet, Zachariah, Zebah, Samuel, and Charles, and 
one daughter Hannah, who married Thomas Dunbar; Enos, 
2d married a Damon ; Micah and Seth live in Springfield ; 
Eliphalet married a Stone ; Zachariah lives in the State of 
Maine ; Zebah married a Stone. — [Cary''s Genealogy, 36. 



No. 53. VIII D. JEREMIAH THAYER, 

married a Leavitt, and settled in West Bridgewater. Their 
children were, I.Jeremiah — 2. Richard — 3. Leavitt — 4.Abi- 
jah — 5. Susannah — 6. Polly — 7. Betsey — 8. Amy — 9. Anna* 

1. Jeremiah, married Catharine Pratt* of Westshires, N. 
Bridgewater, and had children, Solomon, Psylvina, Thank- 
ful, Daniel, Solomon, 2d, Omer, Barnabas, Friend. 

They moved from N. Bridgewater in 1802, to Sidney, 
Me. and died within a week of each other in March, 1831, 
both aged 75. Psylvina, married Timothy Reynolds, now 
lives in Sidney, and has about a dozen children. Daniel 
lives in Sidney, and has four children. <So/omon graduated 
at Brown University in 1815 ; studied Law with Benjamin 
Orr, Esq. and moved to Lubec in 1818 ; married in 1821 to 
Lydia Eliza, only daughter of John Faxon, a native of 

*The father of Mrs. Tliayer was Barnabas Pratt, and her mother's orig- 
inal name was Isabel Downey, who was born in Glasgow, Scotland, and 
(lied in 1830 at the age of 103 years. They had children, Barnabas, Cath- 
arine, Isabel and Susan. Isabel married Levi Bronnock and lives in Ver- 
mont ; Susan married Simeon Davy, and lives in Hebron, Me. They 
have large families. 

17 



130 FAMILY MEMORIAL. 

Braintree, and son of Azariah and Dorcas Faxon. (See 
Thayer, No. 47.) Oiiier lives in Sidney, and unmarried ; 
Barnabas is dead, but left five sons ; Friend is dead. 

2. Richard, has three children, Earle and Hiram living 
in E. Bridgewater, and married. Huldah, living with her 
father and unmarried. 

3. Leavitt, has one child Sally, first married to a Mr. 
Howard of W. Bridgewater, and now to a Mr. Berry of N. 
Bridgewater. 

4. Abijah, has several children. 

5. Susannah, married a Mr. Dyer, and died leaving two 
children living in Leeds, Me. 

6. Polly, married George Lothrop of Leeds, and died 
leaving six children. 

7. Betsey, married Paul Borley, and died leaving four 
children living in Sidney. 

9. Anna, married Jonathan Reynolds, and died leaving 
two children living in Sidney. 



No. 54. IV C. ZACHARIAH THAYER, 

a son of Richard and Hannah Thayer, married Elizabeth 
Curtis, 4 Feb. 1718. Their children were, 

1. Zachariah, born 26 Feb. 1719 

2. Elizabeth, « 12 April, 1721 

3. Amy, " 1 Aug. 1726 
His second wife was Abigail . 

4. Ruhaniah, born 4 Marcb, 1735 

5. Abigail, " 20 June, 1739 



.6. Abel, 


bori 


28 Feb. 


1741 


7. Joshua, 


(1 


11 Feb. 


1742 


8. Silence, 


u 


] 1 Feb. 


1744 


9. Silence, 


(1 


12 Feb. 


1745 


10. Enoch, 


(( 


SFeb. 


1747 


11. Bethiah, 


<( 


22 April, 


1748 



No. 55. I D. ZACHARIAH THAYER, 

married Lydia Pray. Their children were, 



1. Abraham, born 10 Julj', 1739 

2. Isaac, " 23 Nov. 1741 

3. Lydia, " 23 June, 1743 

4. Phebe, " 11 Feb. 1745 

5. Zachariah, " 6 Jan. 1746 
Died 23 April, 1751. 



8. Asa, bom 9 Feb. 1752* 

9. Zachariah, " 9 March, 1754 

10. Thankful, " 11 3Iay, 1756 

11. Rachel, " 13 July, 1758 

IIS; I " >3-^"s- "81 



6. Amv, born 20 Oct. 1748 I 14. Zeba, " 8 April, 1764 

7. Elizabeth, " 28 May, 1750 | 

Lydia, wife of Zachariah Thayer, died with the numb 
palsey, 22 Dec. 1801. Zachariah Thayer died in Jan. 1812. 

*In Westhampton, Mrs. Miriam, relict of Mr. ^isa Thayer, 83. Mr. 
Thayer was a native of Braintree. By his last will he ordered $1000 to 
be put into the hands of the Selectmen of Westhampton, to pay his widow 
the interest as long as she lived, and after her decease the interest was to 
be annually appropriated for the sole purpose of reimbursing the minister 
end school ta,x of such persons as in the judgment of said Selectmen shall 
stand in the greatest need of it. — Xorfolk Advertiser, Feb. 28, 1835. 

(See also. No. 9, 7.) 



FAMILY MEMORIAL. 131 

No. 56. VII D. JOSHUA THAYER, 
a brother of the preceding", married Sarah Hunt of Brain- 
tree, 25 Aug. 1764, and had one son Ambrose, born 9 Feb. 
1766 ; married Sarah Hollis, and settled at Williamsburgh. 



No. 57. VIII D. SILENCE THAYER, 

a sister of the preceding-, was married to Silas Hunt, 10 
Dec. 1762. 



Ill C. HANNAH THAYER, 

a daughter of Nathaniel and Hannah Thayer, 
was married to Thomas Vinton, 10 Aug. 1708. 

VI C. DOROTHY THAYER, 

No. 58. \ a sister of the preceding, was married to Joseph 
Ludden of Braintree, 9. Jan. 1717. Their chil- 
dren were, 1. Benjamin, born 24 Nov. 1719 ; 2. 
Dorothy, born 28 June, 1723; 3. Hezekiah, born 
15 April, 1726 ; 4. Nathaniel, born 28 July, 
1728. 

No. 59. VIII C. DANIEL THAYER, 

a son of Nathaniel and Hannah Thayer, married Elizabeth 
Thompson, 2 June 1719. Their children were, 

1. Patience, born 29 Aug. 1719 I 5, Jaazaniah, born 11 Dec. 17.33 

2. Daniel, " 3 Aug. 1721 | 6. Mary, " 29 June 1736 

3. Jacob, « 27 Feb. 1730 | 7. Nathaniel " 6 Feb. 1738 

4. Elizabeth, « 11 Sept. 1730 1 

Mr Daniel Thayer died at the age of about CIV. years. 

No. 60. II. D. DANIEL THAYER, Jr. 

married Ruth Clark, of Braintree, 15 April 1741. Their 
children were, 



1. Mercy, born 27 Feb. 1743 

2. William, " 2() Aug. 174.5 



4. Avis, born 28 April, 1751 

.5. Nathaniel, " 4 March 1754 



3. Aletheah, « 20 April, 1748 6. Daniel, « 9 Sept. 1756 

William., married Susannah Dunham, 21 Dec. 1765. 

Aletheah, married Samuel Stowel Jr. of Abington, 22 Aug. 
1772. 

Avis, married William Clark of Norton 2 May, 1771. 



3. Jacob, married Molly Pratt of Weymouth, 5 April, 
1766. 

4. Elizabeth, daughter of Daniel and Elizabeth Thay- 
er, was married to Bliss Tolman, 30 July, 1768. 



132 FAMILY MEMORIAL. 

No. 61. IV B. CORNELIUS THAYER, 

the youngest son of Richard and Dorothy Thayer, married 
Abigail . Their children were. 



1. Cornelius, born about* 1C95-6 

2. Moses, " « 1G98 

3. Gideon, « 1 March, 1700 

4. David, " about 1702 

5. Ezekiel, " " 1704 



6. Eliakini, born about 1706 

7. Hezekiah, " " 1708 

8. Jeremiah, died 9 Nov. 1711 

9. Abigail, « 11 Jan. 1712 

10. Jeremiah, bom 20 Aug. 1716 

Abigail wife of Cornelius Thayer died 1 Jan. 1731. 



No. 62. I C. CORNELIUS THAYER, Jr. 

married Rachel Spear of Braintree, 19 July 1717, in Dor- 
chester, as appears by the Records. Their children were, 

1. Eleazer — 2. Jeremiah, both baptized in Braintree in 
1730. 



No. 63. II C. MOSES THAYER, 

a brother of the proceeding, married Christian Aspinwall 

6 Aug. 1723. Their children were, 

1. Christian, born 14 IMay, 1724 ] 2. Christian, born 12 April, 172G 

No. 64. II D. CHRISTIAN THAYER, 

daughter of the preceding, was married to Nehemiah Hol- 
brook, 10 May, 1744. Her second husband was John 
French. (See French No. 13.) 



No. 65. IV C. DAVID THAYER, 

a son of Cornelius and Abigail Thayer, married Dorothy, 
a daughter of Nathaniel and Dorothy Blanchard, 17 Dec. 
1724. Their children were. 



I.David, born 29 March, 1725 

2. Cornelius " 6 Sept. 1726 

3. Ruth « 1 Dec. 1729 



4. Abigail, born 8 Dec. 1731 

5. Dorothy, " 14 Jan. 1733 



Ruth, was married to Capt. John White, (See White, 
No. 25.) 

Dorothy, was married to Dea. Samuel Blanchard of Wey- 
mouth. 



No. 66. V C. EZEKIEL THAYER, 

a brother of the preceding, married Mehitable White, 4 
March 1725. (See White No 18.) Their children were 

*The Records of this branch of the family are so deficient, that it is not 
improbable there may be some errors, although no pains have been spar- 
ed to avoid them. 



FAMILY MEMORIAL. 133 



4. Micah, born 7 IMarch, ]730 

5. Mehitable, " 25 May, 1734 



1. Elijah, born 17 May, 172G 

2. Moses, > „ 7 j^^^_ j728 

3. Enoch, 5 

1. Elijah, married Mercy Burrill of Abington, 12 Jan. 
1765 for his second wife. He had one son Elijah, probably 
by his first wife, who married Phebe Thayer 5 May 1774. 

2. Moses, married and had three daughters, the wives of 
Stephen Hollis, of John Thayer and of Asa Copeland. 

Moses Thayer died 26 Jan. 1800 aged about 69 years. 



No. 67. VI C. ELIAKIM THAYER, 

a brother of the preceding, married Deborah Hearsey of 
Milton, 12 Aug. 1729. (Dorchester Records.) Their chil- 
dren were. 



5. Solomon, ijorn 23 Sept. 1744 
G. Betty, « 10 April 1749 

7. Abigail, " IG Oct. 1751 



1. Eliakim, born 25 Oct. 1731 

2. Jesse, " 18 April, 1733 

3. Cornelius, " 10 Feb. 1738 

4. Gideon, « about 1740 

2. Jesse, married Deborah Niles, 28 May 1763. 

4. Gideon, married Betty Wild, 12 March 1768 and had 
children. 

5. Solomon, married Susannah, daughter of Peter Dyer, 
12 Oct. 1771 and had one daughter, Susannah. His sec- 
ond wife was Aletheah Hayden, who had two daughters, 
Beulah and Amelia. Solomon Thayer died 27 Feb. 1801. 



No. 68. VII C. HEZEKIAH THAYER, 

a brother of the preceding, married Christian, widow of 
Moses Thayer, deceased, 3 Nov. 1729, [No. 63.] Their 
children were, 

1. Hezekiah, born Sept. 1730 I 4. Silas, born 20 July, 1742 

2. Thankful, " 11 Sept. 1732 5. Noah " 11 July, 1745 

3. Dorcas, « 20 Aug. 1734 | 

No. 69. I D. HEZEKIAH THAYER, Jr. 
married Mary Stetson in May 1751. Their children were, 
1 Levi, who married Hannah Curtis — 2 Rufus, who mar- 
ried Esther Mann — 3 Reuben, who married 1 , Rachel Stet- 
son, 2 Betsey Howard — 4 Samuel, who married Sarah 
Stetson— 5 J^ancy, wife of Gideon Stetson— 6 Dorcas, wife 
of Jonathan Thayer of Weymouth, [No. 27-7]— 7 Ames, 
who married Mille Holbrook— 8 Thankful, died unmarried. 



No. 70. X C. JEREMIAH THAYER, 

a son of Cornelius and Abigail Thayer, married Joanna 
Their children were. 



134 FAMILY MEMORIAL. 

1. Susaiinali, born 16 Oct. 1737 ] 3. Paul. 

2. Jeremial), " 20 Aug. 1739 j 

2. Jeremiah, married Elizabeth, daughter of Peter Dyer, 
in 1777. 

3. Paul, married Prudence Dyer, a sister of the above, 

6 May, 1769. 

No. 71. II A. ZACHARIAH^HAYER, 

a son of Richard Thayer, Sen. [No. 1.] died at Braintree, 
29 July, 1693, and his brother Richard was appointed Ad- 
ministrator on his estate, by the Court of Probate, as re- 
corded in the Boston Probate Records. Probably un- 
married. 



No. 72. Ill A. NATHANIEL THAYER, 

a brother of the preceding, married Deborah , and 

settled in Boston. Their children were, 

1. Nathaniel, born 28 Aug 1671 I 5. John, 2, born 2 July, 1688 

2. Zachariah, " 29 JMay, 1683 | 6. Ebenezer, " 1 Feb 1689 

3. Cornelius, « 14 Nov. 1684 7. Deborah, " 14 Oct 1691 

4. John, " 2 April, 1687 I And probably other children. 

No. 73. II B. ZACHARIAH THAYER, 

a son of the preceding, married Lydia , and settled in 

Boston. They had one child Mary, born 14 Jan. 1707. 

No. 74. Ill B. CORNELIUS THAYER, 

a brother of the preceding, married Lydia , and set- 
tled in Boston. Their children were, 

1. Lydia, born 6 March, 1707 4. Deborah, born 27 Jan 1714 

2. Nathaniel, " 17 July, 1710 5. Cornelius, " 

3. Samuel, " 30 Dec. 1712 6. Tuzeii, " 13 March, 1725 

[Bostoti Records. 

No. 75. II C. NATHANIEL THAYER, 

a son of the preceding, married Ruth Eliot, a sister of the 
late Rev. Andrew Eliot, D. D. of Boston. Their children 
were, 1. Ebenezer, born July, 1734—2. Catharine — 3. Ruth 
— 4. Lydia — 5. Deborah. 

No. 76. I D. Rev. EBENEZER THAYER, 

son of the preceding, graduated at Harvard College, in 
1753. He married Martha, daughter of Rev. John Cotton 
of Newton, Mass. Their children were. 



1. Ebenezer, born 16 July, 1767 

2. Nathaniel, " 11 July, 1769 

3. 3Iartha, " April, 1771 



4. John, born July, 1773 

5. Catharine, " Sept. 1775 

6. Andrew Eliot, " Nov. 1784 
Jiev. .Valhanid Thai/er, D. D. MS. 



FAMILY MEMORIAL. 135 

HIS EPITAPH. 

In memory of the Rev. EBENEZER THAYER, who for 
nearly 26 years, dispensed the bread of life to the society 
in this place, (Hampton, N. H.) and on the 6 Sept. 1792, 
fell asleep in Jesus, supported by the christian hope of a 
resurrection to eternal life, aged 58. 

While o'er this modest stone religion weeps, 
Beneath, a humble, cheerful, christian sleeps; 
Sober, learned, prudent, free from care and strife. 
He filled the useful ofiices of life. 
Admired, endeared, as husband, father, friend, 
Peace blessed his days and innocence his end. 
Blameless throughout, his worth by all approved, 
True to his charge and by his people loved. 
He lived to make his hearers' faith abound. 
And died, that his own virtues might be crowned. 

Mrs. Thayer survived her consort till 1809, when she 
died in Boston, leaving that good name which is better 
than precious ointment. — [Jllden^s Coll. 2, 65. 



No. 77. Rev. JOHN THAYER, 

a son of Cornelius Thayer, and grandson of Cornelius and 
Lydia Thayer, (No. 74,) "a native of Boston, converted 
to the Catholic faith 1783, and who received Priest's or- 
ders at Rome, began his mission here, (in a small brick 
church in School Street, Boston, built by some French 
Protestants, and afterwards sold to one or more individuals 
who had separated from other churches,) June 10, 1790." 

[Hist. Coll. 9, 196. 
Rev. Dr. Thayer of Lancaster, Mass, says he died at 
Rome, and bequeathed his estate to the propagation of the 
faith he had embraced. 

No. 78. VI B. Rev. EBENEZER THAYER, 

a son of Nathaniel and Deborah Thayer of Boston, was 
graduated at Harvard College in 1710. " He was ordain- 
ed pastor of the second church in Roxbury, 26 Nov. 1712." 

[Hist. Coll. 9, 196. 

He married Lydia Copeland, 4 June, 1719. (See Cope- 
land, No. 76.) His wife Sarah, (probably a second wife,) 
died at Roxbury, 8 Feb. 1730. Mr Thayer died 6 March, 
1733.* 

*Mr. Farmer says, "He must have been a respectable niini.ster, as he 
preached the Election Sermon in 1725, which was printed." 

"In his own hand writing is the following Memorandum among the 
Church Records: 

March 13, 17-^9-30. " This day was set ai»art by our people for solemn 



136 FAMILY MEMORIAL. 

No. 79. THOMAS THAYER, 

the progenitor of a numerous offspring, (distinct from the 
foregoing- family, although there have been many intermar- 
riages between them,) came to New England at an early 
period of its settlement, with his wife Margery, and three 
sons, Thomas, Ferdinando, and Shadrach. He was ad- 
mitted freeman in 1647. They lived in Braintree, near 
the Monotoquot River, on a farm owned by the late Solo-- 
mon Thayer, Esq. and which has been owned and occupi- 
ed by their descendants to the present day. 

" Old Thomas Thayer dyed 2 d. 4 mo. 1665. Margery 
Thayer dyed 11 d. 12 mo. 1672. — [Braintree Records. 

No. 80. I A. THOMAS THAYER, Jr., 

was probably married in England to Hannah or Anna . 

Their children were, 



5. Experience, born 15 Mar. 1658 

6. Isaac, " 30 May, 1661 

7. Ebenezer, " 7 July, 1665 

8. Deborah, died in 1677 



1. Thomas, probably b. in England. 

2. Elizabeth, born 23, 1, 1647 

3. Isaac, « 7 Sept. 1654 

Died 30, 5, 1658. 

4. John, born 25 Dec. 1656 

Thomas Thayer, aged more than 70 years, died 9 Aug. 
1693. Anna, wife of Thomas Thayer, died 7 Feb. 1698, 
aged about 73 years. 

No. 81. IB. THOMAS THAYER, 

a son of the preceding, married Abigail Veasey, 25 March 

1680. Their children were, 



Died 17 Sept. 1704. 
Abigail, born 13 July, 1685 



1. Thomas, born 14 Jan. 1681 

Died 13 Sept. 1704. 

2. William, born 15 Aug. 1682 

Thomas Thayer died an untimely death, 7 Dec. 1705. 
Abigail Thayer died 11 Jan. 1712. 

No. 82. Ill C. ABIGAIL THAYER, 

the only surviving daughter of the preceding, was married 

to James Penniman of Braintree, 12, 5, 1705. 

NoTK. — "1752, July 3, James Penniman, (pcrlinps a grandson of the 
above,) a youth, was struck with lightning while sitting in a chair, his pos- 
ture not being altered by the stroke, and not being known to be dead, for 
some time by those ai)out him. — [Cluurli Records. 

sup[)lication and jjrnj-er, on ye. account of ye. thrratning maladies I am 
and have been long visited with. I\Ir. \V^cbb of Boston began in the morn- 
ing with prayer. IMr. Waller j)reached from Psalms. 34, 12. Mr. Cotton 
conchided. P. M. Mr. Sewall began with prayer. Mr. Foxcroft yjreach- 
ed from Psalms, 102, 24. Mr. Abbot concluded with prayer. The good 
Lord give an answer of Peace to the prayers of his servants and People." 
[Rev~ Geo. H'lntney, pastor of the same church. 



FAMILY MEMORIAL. 137 

No. 83. IV B. JOHN THAYER, 

a son of Thomas and Hannah Thayer, married Mary . 

Their children were, 

1. John, bom .30 June, 168G I 2. Henry, i)orn 1 Aug. 1688 

I Died 2 iMarcli, 1689. 

" 1 724, July 6, was buried the wife of John Thayer, who 
had been under distraction more than 35 years, and was 
in the woods without any conunon or ordinary food for 
mankind, fifty-three days, without coming into any house. 
She was found in a wilderness swamp, almost naked, and 
in a very weak and sad condition, and died soon after." 

" 1746, Dec. 19, buried John Thayer, wanting about five 
days to complete his 90th year. He was visited with a 
palsy 5G years before." — [Ibid. 

No. 84. I C. JOHN THAYER, Jr., 
married Mary, a daughter of Elder Nathaniel Wales, 8 
April, 1714. (See Wales, No. 8.) Their children were, 
1. Thomas, born 2 April, 171.5 2. Joanna, horn 1 Dec. 1716 
Died 14 April, 1715. Died 14 Dec. 1716. 

3. Tiiomas, born 7 April, 1718 

His second wife was Lydia 

4. Lydia, ? died 15 June, 1728 

5. Mary, \ born 27 Feb. 1720 

6. Lemuel, " 3 April 1721 

7. John, " 1 March, 1723 

8. Lydia, " 12 Aug. 1730 



9. Judith, born 25 Dec. 1731 

10. Elkanah, " 1 Jan. 17*3 

11. Judith, " 25 Dec. 1734 

12. Elkanah, « 13 Aug. 1737 



No. 85. Ill D. THOMAS THAYER, 

a son of John and Mary Thayer, married Lydia . 

Their children were, 

I.Thomas, born 26 Jan. 17411 Died 7 Feb. 1755. 

2. Gains, " 20 Nov. 1744 | .5. Susannah, born 1752 

3. Elkanah, " 1746 1 6. Mary Wales, " 30 May, 1756 

4. Thomas, " 10 Jan. 1749 I 7. Lydia, " 10 May, 1759 

His second wife was Anne Savil, married in 1776. 



No. 86. VI D. LEMUEL THAYER, 

a son of Thomas and Lydia Thayer, married Anne . 

Their children were, 

1. Lemuel, born 14 July, 1744 | 3. Lydia, born 15 Feb. 1752 

2. Anne, " 2 Aug. 1747 | Lemuel Thayer died 18 Nov. 1793 



No. 87. VIII D. LYDIA THAYER, 

a sister of the preceding, was married to Isaac Copeland 
of Braintree. [See Copeland, No. 64.] 
18 



138 FAMILY MEMORIAL. 

No. 88. V B. EXPERIENCE THAYER, 

a daughter of Thomas and Hannah Thayer, was married 
to John French. (See French, No. 2.) 



No. 89. YI B. ISAAC THAYER, 

a brother of the preceding, probably died unmarried, as 
there is no record of any descent. The following is the 
record of his death, with several others. " Upon the 9th 
day of August, there went out afloat, soldiers to Canada in 
the year 1690, and the small pox was aboard, and there 
died six of it, four were thrown overboard at Cape Ann. 
Corporal John Palmer, Isaac Thayer, Ephraim Copeland, Eb- 
enezer Owen, Samuel Bass, and John Cheney, were thrown 
overboard at Nantasket." (See Copeland, No. 74, and 
Bass, No. 50.) 



No. 90. YII B. EBENEZER THAYER, 

a brother of the preceding, married Ruth . Their 

children were, 



1. Ruth, born 25 July, 1G90 

Died 19 Aug. 1704. 

2. Ebenezer, born 3 Mav, 1G92 

3. Hannah, " 1(5 Oct. I(i93 

4. Thomas, " 19 Feb. 1098 

Died 16 April, 1698. 

S.Rachel, born 3 April, 1699 



6. Eleazer, born 17 Jan. 1701 

Died 13 April, 1704. 

7. Deborah, born 16 JNlarch, 1702 

8. Eleazer, " 28 Jan. 1704 

9. Ruth, bapt. 26, 6, 170.5 

10. Ruth, born 26 June, 1707 

11. Elizabeth, " 12 Oct. 1709 



Ebenezer Tliayer died 11 June, 1720. 
No. 91. II C. Capt. EBENEZER THAYER, 

a son of the preceding, married Rachel, a daughter of El- 
der Nathaniel Wales, 12 Nov. 1719. (See Wales, No. 18.) 
Their children were, 

1. Ebenezer, born 18 June, 1720 

Died 25 June, 1720. 

2. Ebenezer, born 31 July, 1721 

3. Rachel, " 10 Oct. 1723 

4. Ruth, " 18 Jan. 1726 

fi-F^r'th \ " 10 May, 1728 



6. Elizabeth, 



7. Jacob, born 7 July, 1730 

8. Nathaniel, " 2 March, 1733 

9. Atherton, " 20 June, 1735 

10. Zephaniah, " 13 June, 1737 

11. Jedidiah, « 14 April, 1740 
Died 10 Nov. 1740. 

12. Jedidiah, bapt. 1743 



His second wife was Sarah Neale, widow, (formerly 
Mills,) married 18 Oct. 1763. Capt. Ebenezer Thayer died 
2 Nov. 1777. 

" Mrs. Sarah Thayer, wife of the late Capt. Ebenezer 
Thayer, died at Randolph, 20 Nov. 1800, and was deposit- 
ed in the family tomb of the late Hon. Ebenezer Thayer, 
Esq. of Braintree, deceased. She was CII years old." 

[Braintree Records. 

J^ote. — Sarah, daughter of John and Hannah Mills, was 
born 8 Sept. 1698— [/ftjrf. 



FAMILY MEMORIAL. 139 

No. 92. II D. Hon. EBENEZER THAYER, 

a son of the preceding", married Susannah, a daughter of 
Rev. Samuel Niles of Braintree, 3 April, 1746 ; who was 
born 30 July, 1719. Their children were, 

1. Ebenezer, bom 21 Aug. 174G I 3. John Coddington, di. 4 Dec. 1753 

2. Elislia, " 4 Dec. 1748 1 4. Aii infant, died May, 1754 

Mrs. Susannah Thayer died in childbed, and her infant 
also, 9 May, 1754. His second wife was Rebecca Miller 
of Milton, married in 1755. Their children were, 



5. Sam'l Miller, horn 27 Nov. 1756 

Died 7 Feb. 1757. 
(). Rebecca, born (5 Aug. 1758 

7. Sam'l Miller, " 9 A|)ril, 1701 

8. Stisannah, " 8 Jan. 17G4 



9. Atherton, born 9 Feb. 176(5 

10. Rachel, " 13 Feb. 1768 

11. Stephen, " 2 .Tan. 1770 

12. Minot, « 25 Dec. 1771 



" Rebecca, wife of Hon. Ebenezer Thayer, died 3 Dec. 
1784." "The Hon. Ebenezer Thayer, Esq. died 7 Feb. 
1794, in the 73d year of his age, after a confinement of 16 
years. He served the town in the office of Selectman 18 
years, and was chosen Representative to the General 
Court 17 years successively, and chosen one of the coun- 
cil in 1776."* 

No. 93. I E. EBENEZER THAYER, Esq., 
a son of the preceding, married Rachel, a daughter of Gid- 
eon and Rachel Thayer of Boston, 19 Dec."l772. (See 
No. 15 3.) Their children were, 

*The following tribute of respect to the memory of a worthy character, 
was prepared by the Rev. Ezra Weld of Braintree, for the Massachusetts 
Magazine : — 

13 Feb. (7) 1794, aged 73, after a sore conflict for many years, deeply 
depressed, in the arms of his affectionate offspring, and other condoling 
friends, fell asleep, the Hon. Ebenezer Thayer, some time of the coun- 
cil board, and for many years a Representative of the ancient town of 
Braintree. His person and aspect was pleasing to the eye, while a con- 
descending affability touched the heart, and gained the esteem of a nu- 
merous acquaintance ; gentle and graceful were his manners, his affection 
tender and flowing, naturally hospitable and generous, many tasted the 
fruits of his bounty. Friendly to religion and virtue, he contributed to 
their support with cheerfulness, and while health remained, the house of 
God, sacred to worship, witnessed his presence, with such as keep holy 
day, an example honorable in all to imitate. He lived to see and lament 
the vanity of worldly parade and the increasing dissipation of the pres- 
ent age. 

He now sleeps where the weary are at rest, waiting the final sununons 
of the last trump, when the breath of God shall reanimate his humble 
dust! Hush, then, the filial flowing tear, nor call him back, again the 
galling shafts of envy to sustain, or drink anew the bitter cup of time, or 
over human woes to shed more tears! Adieu, thou friendly sleeping 
shade, adieu ! — [Mdeii's Coll. 3, 27. 



140 FAMILY MEMORIAL. 



1. Elisha, born 22 Nov. 1773 
Died 24 Oct. 1805. 

9. Eben'r Coddington, U. 1 Aj). 1775 
Died 25 Aug. 1775. 

3. Eben'r Coddington, 31 May, 177G 



Died22Der. 1805. 

4. Gideon Latimer, b. 24 Sept. 1777 

5. Nathaniel, born 10 Aug. 1779 

6. Eben'r Francis, b. 12 June, 1783 

7. Sanuiei Niles, born 25 Nov. 1786 



Hon. Ebenezer Thayer, Esq. died aged 62 years 8 months 
and 30 days. He served the town many years as Select- 
man, Town Clerk and Treasurer ; was chosen their Repre- 
sentative — years ; was Senator of this County, (Norfolk) 
several years ; chosen and served as a Counsellor, and was 
appointed the first Sheriff of the County of Norfolk, Justice 
of the Peace throughout the Commonwealth, &c. All 
which offices he filled with integrity, and with no less use- 
fulness to the public than honour to himself. He rose from 
grade to grade in the Militia, to Brigadier General. He 
left a fair reputation, one which even his enemies respect- 
ed and envied. 

His children were seven in number, four of whom sur- 
vived him. He died of a general debility consequent on 
the stopping of a severe cough, Avith which he was exer- 
cised nearly twenty years. His death, though somewhat 
sudden, was easy ; his senses unimpaired, his mind calm 
and unruffled. He died like a real disciple of that pure re- 
ligion, of which he for many years was a professor, 30 
May, 1809. 

Reveremini virtutes, et osmulamini ejus exemplum. 

[Braintree Records. 



No. 94. II E. ELISHA THAYER, 

a brother of the preceding, was graduated at Harvard Col- 
lege in 1767. The Records give the following account of 
his death. 

" Elisha Thayer, a young gentleman, greatly esteemed, 
in company with a lady, to Barbadoes, to whose family he 
had been Preceptor, died at Barbadoes, 1 Feb. 1774." 



No. 95. IX D. ATHERTON THAYER, 

a son of Ebenezer and Rachel Thayer, married Ruth Ho- 
bart, about 1756. (See Hobart, No. 9, 2.) Their children 
were, 1. Ruth, born 11 July, 1758, wife of Joseph Arnold. 
(See Arnold, No. 15.) 2. Rachel, born 27 Oct. 1760, wife 
of Paul Wild. (See No. 20, 3.) 



No. 96. YIII C. ELEAZER THAYER, 

a son of Ebenezer and Ruth Thayer, married Rachel 



FAMILY MEMORIAL. 141 

French, 28 April, 1730. (See French, No. 34.) Then- 
children were, 

1. Richard, born 31 May, 1731 I 3. Eleazer, born 29 Feb. 1739 

2. Patience, " 29 Feb. 173G | 4. Comfort, " 1744 

No. 97. I D. RICHARD THAYER, 

a son of the preceding, married Elizabeth . Their 

children were, 1. Patience, born 25 Nov. 1752 — 2. Rachel 
—3. Elizabeth— 4. Zeba— 5. Lot— 6. Richard. 



1654 


4. David, born 20, 4, 


16G0 


i(ir>7 


Died 1,6, 1(574. 




1(558 


5. Naomi, born 28, 11, 


1662 


1 were. 






9. Josiab, 






](). Ebenezer, 






11. IJeiijamin. 





No. 98. FERDINANDO THAYER, 

the second son of Thomas and Margery Thayer, married 
Huldah Hayward of Braintree, 14 Jan. 1652. He lived in 
Braintree until after his father's death, when he removed 
to Mendon, Mass. Avith a colony from Braintree and Wey- 
mouth, where many of his descendants are living at this 
day. Their children born in Braintree were, 

1. Sarah, born 12, 3, 

2. Hnldah, " 16, 4, 

3. Jonathan, " 18, 1, 

Those born in Mendon were, 

6. Tiiotnas, 

7. Samuel, 

8. Isaac, 

12. David, was baptized, (if not born) in Braintree, 17 
April, 1677. Died 29 Aug. 1678. 

Huldah, wife of Ferdinando Thayer, died at Mendon, 1 
Sept. 1690. Ferdinando Thayer died in Mendon, 28 March, 
1713. 

No. 99. I A. SARAH THAYER, 

a daughter of the preceding, was married to Joseph Ste- 
vens of Mendon, who died in a short time after their mar- 
riage, probably before the birth of her child which she 
named Tryall, born 16, 10, 1677, at Braintree. 

In the church records of Braintree is the following ac- 
count of her baptism : — " Tryall, daughter to widow Ste- 
vens, Ferdinando Thear's daughter of Mendon, baptized 
10, 12, 1677." 

"Mendon was first settled by the whites as a plantation, in 16(52, and con- 
tinued in that form of union until 1667, when it was invested by tiie Gen- 
eral Court with town privileges, and so remained until the breaking out 
of Indian hostilities in 1(575, when the settlement was broken up, the set- 
tlers fleeing to Braintree and Weymouth, where they staid till 1(>79 ov HO 
— there being a hiatus in the record of town meetings from May 1, 1675, 
to Jan. 3, 1780, after which date there is no interruption up to the present 
time." — [Alexander H. Allen, Town Clerk of Mendon. 



142 FAMILY MEMORIAL. 

No. 100. Ill A. JONATHAN THAYER, "^^j^^^ 

a brother of the preceding, married Elizabeth ,* and 

settled in Mendon. Their children were, 

1. Huldah, born 11 May, 1682 3. Dehoiah, horn 4 Nov. 1687 

2. Grace, " 20 Dec. 1U84 4. Jonathan, " 8 Sept. 1G90 

Died 3, Oct. 1703. 

*Perhaps she was a daughter of John and Grace French. 
(See French, No. 1, 6.) 

No. 101. IB. HULDAH THAYER, 

a daughter of the preceding, was married to Benjamin 
Wheelock of Mendon, 9 Dec. 1700. 



wife was 


Bethiah , 


by V. 


2. Grace, 


born 31 Aug. 


171.5 


3. Jonatlian 


, " 27 Feb. 


1717 


4. Bethiah, 


" 5 March, 


1719 


5. Deborah, 


" 5 Aug. 


1720 


a Seth, 


" 29 .Tan. 


1726 


7. Huldah, 


" 26 March, 


1729 



No. 102. Ill B. DEBORAH THAYER, 

a sister of the preceding, was married to John Albee of 
Mendon, 6 June, 1705. 

No. 103. IV B. JONATHAN THAYER, 

a brother of the preceding, married Sarah , by whom 

he had one child, 1. Sarah, born 9 Jan. 1711. His second 

by whom he had, 

8. Dependence, born 1 Feb. 1731 

9. Deborah, ' "15 April, 17-32 

10. Experience, " 22 Oct. 1733 
His third wife was Rachel . 

11. Asael, born 17 Oct. 1737 

12. Bethiah, " 28 June, 1742 

No. 104. Ill C. JONATHAN THAYER, 

a son of the preceding, married Mary AVharfield of Men- 
don, 12 July, 1738. Probably removed to some other town, 
perhaps Bellingham. 

There lived in Bellingham about the middle of the last century, and 
some years after. Dr. Jonathan Thayer, reputed to be a man of science, 
and of high standing in his profession. He died about 70 or 75 years ago. 
He left one son, whose name was Micah, who married a Howard of Men- 
don, and moved to Ware. He was alive and visited Mendon with his wife 
about 40 years since. There was one incident in the life of this Dr. Thay- 
er, which has often been related by the aged people of Bellingham, which 
was believed and reported by them to be true, which was very extraordi- 
nary. In the summer season he was called to visit a patient in an urgent 
case, which he declined to visit, and assigned as a reason for not going, 
that some great misfortune was about to befal some one of his family, be- 
fore he could return. However, at the re|teated solicitations of the mes- 
senger he reluctantly consented to attend his professional call, but hasten- 
ed with much speed to return, he immediately inquired for his absent son, 
and exclaimed "he is drowned," which after a long search, was found to 
be a fact. The boy had wandered with another boy to a deep place in 
Charles River, surrounded with wood, where they ventured to bathe 
some time, at length young Thayer sunk and rose no more. 

[Daniel Tlnirber, M. D. Mendon. 



FAMILY MEMORIAL. 143 

No. 105. VI C. SETH THAYER, 

a brother of the preceding, married Judith . Their 

children were, 

1. Elizabeth, born .31 J)ec. 17.52 

2. Hannah, " 10 April, 1754 

3. Judith, " 4 July, 1756 

4. Joshua, " 

5. Jotham, " 12 Feb. 1761 



6. Experience, born 5 March, 17G.3 

7. Seth, " 27 July, 1765 

8. Abigail, " 8 Sept. 1767 

9. Uel, « 7 May, 1770 



No. 106. VII C. HULDAH THAYER, 

a sister of the preceding, was married to Job Wharfield of 
Mendon, 12 June, 1751. 

No. 107. IX C. DEBORAH THAYER, 

a sister of the preceding, was married to John Rockwood 
of Mendon, 11 March, 1750. 



No. 108. X C. EXPERIENCE THAYER, 

a sister of the preceding, was married to Israel Brown of 
Mendon, about 1753. 



No. 109. XI C. ASAEL THAYER, 
son of Jonathan and Rachel Thayer, married Esther Dan- 
iels, 25 April, 1759. Their children were, 
1. Olive, born 28 Jan. 1760 | 2. Eli, born 5 March, 1762 



No. 110. XII C. BETHIAH THAYER, 

sister of the preceding, was married to Nathaniel Perry, 
26 May, 1763. 



No. 111. VIA. THOMAS THAYER, 

a son of Ferdinando and Huldah Thayer, married Mary 
^id:Saias>^ and settled in Mendon. Their children were, 



6. Elizabeth, born 2 March, 170.3 

7. John, " 17 Sept. 1706 

8. William, " 22 Jan. 1708 

9. Margaret, " 12 Dec. 1710 

10. Jemima, " L3 Feb. 1712 



1. Mary, born 19 Jan, 1689 

2. Thomas, " 14 Jan. 1694 
.3. Samuel, " 28 March, 1696 

4. Temperance, " 7 July, 1698 

5. David, " 8 Fei). 1701 

Capt Thomas Thayer died 1 May, 1738. 

No. 112. II B. THOMAS THAYER, Jr., 

married Ruth Darling of Dedham, 5 Jan. 1715. Their 
children were, 

1. Priscilla, l)orn 6 June, 

2. Elizabeth, " 29 Jan. 

3. Peter, " 16 April, 



1717 


4. Thomas, 


born 23 Jan, 


1722 


1719 


5. Elizabeth, 


" 18 Feb. 


1724 


1720 









144 FAMILY MEMORIAL; 

His second wife was Hannah Holbrook, married 16 July, 
1729. 

G. Oliver, born 15 March, 1730 1 8. Joseph, born 10 March, 1734 

7. Stephen, « 31 Dec. 1732 | 9. Hannali, " 8 July, 1736 

No 113. HI C. PETER THAYER, 

a son of the preceding, married Sarah Holbrook of Ux- 
bridge, 12 June, 1740. Their children were, 

4. Oliver, born 9 July, 1758 

5. Sylvan us, " 4 Sept. 1762 
G. Hannah, " 28 July, 1764 

No. 114. YII C. STEPHEN THAYER, 

a brother of the preceding, married Rachel Davis, 5 Aug. 
1762. Their children were, 

1. Piiiladelphia,born 10 Nov. 1763 I 5. Dolenda, born 13 April, 1774 

2. Stephen, '• 29 Dec. 1765 | 6. Windsor, " 21 June, 1778 

3. Nancy, " 24 May, 1771 7. Aaron, " 29 June, 1780 

4. Linion Alanson, b. 27 Oct. 1772 I 8. Lucinda, " 1 Jan. 1782 



1. 


Nancy, 


born 4 July, 


1751 


2. 


Reuben, 


" 27 June, 


1753 


3. 


Peter, 


" 2 Oct. 


1755 



No. 115. Ill B. SAMUEL THAYER, 

a son of Thomas and Mary Thayer, married Mary 
Their children were. 



1. Abigail, 


born 


22 Aug. 


2. Sauujel, 


<i 


10 June, 


3. Zilpah, 


(( 


14 Sept. 


4. Mary, 


u 


12 Feb. 


5. Thankful, 


n 


4 Aug. 



1718 
1721 
1722 
1724 
1725 



6. Comfort, born 28 July, 1728 

7. Margaret, " 20 March, 1730 

8. Susannah, " 14 Sept. 1731 

9. Stephen, « 26 Sept. 1733 



No. 116. I C. ABIGAIL THAYER, 

was married to John Partridge of Wrentham, about 1737. 



No. 117. V C. THANKFUL THAYER, 

was married to Syl vanus Holbrook of Uxbridge, 25 Oct. 1 748. 

No. 118. VIC. COMFORT THAYER, 

was married to Samuel Fish of Upton, 1 Nov. 1750. 

No. 119. VII C. MARGARET THAYER, 

wasmarriedto Jonathan Farnum of Uxbridge, 16 Nov. 1752. 



No. 120. Vine. SUSANNAH THAYER, 

was married to Elisha Hail, about 1752. 



No. 121. IV B. TEMPERANCE THAYER, 

a daughter of Thomas and Mary Tiiayer, was married to 
John Legg of Mendon, 1 June, 1719. 



FAMILY MEMORIAL. 145 

No. 122. V B. DAVID THAYER, 

a brother of the preceding, married Jean Keith, 31 Dec. 



1729. Their children were, 












I. Jean, 


born 20 Dec 1730 


6. 


Faithful, 


born 


18 June 


1744 


2. David, 


« 13 Feb 1734 


7. 


Jemima, 


li 


27 July 


1740 


3. Susannah, 


" 18 Marcli 173G 


8. 


Mary, 


a 


14 Jan 


1750 


4. Simeon, 


" 3 April 1737 


9. 


Elizabeth, 


u 


11 May 


1752 


5. George, 


« 1 March 1742 













No. 123. I. Jean, was married to Benjamin Staples, 24 
Aug. 1749. 

III. Susannah, was married to Henry Benson, about 1 763. 

IV. " General Simeon Thayer, (probably this individu- 
al,) bravely distinguished himself in the warof the revolu- 
tion. He was a native of Mendon, and died suddenly on 
the road from Providence to Cumberland, about 40 years 
ago." — [Dr. Thurber. 



No. 124. VII B. JOHN THAYER, 
a son of Thomas and Mary Thayer, married Abigail Darl- 
ing, 27 July, 1729. He probably removed away. 



No. 125. VIII B. WILLIAM THAYER, 

a brother of the preceding, married Abigail Sumner, 13 
Nov. 1729. Their children were, 



1. llepzibah 


born 28 Feb. 


1731 


6. Abigail 


bom 


10 May 1748 


2. Beulah 


" 10 May 


1733 


7. Increase 


(( 


23 Sept. 17.50 


3. Beriah 


« 28 April 


1735 


8. Amasa 


(( 


2 March 1754 


4. Silence 


" 4 Oct. 


1741 


9. Beriah, 


u 


28 May 1758 


5. Alexander 


" 25 Jan. 


1744 









I. Hepzibah, was married to Elisha Ballou of Cumber- 
land, 30 Nov. 1748. 

IV. Silence, was married to Abner Thayer of Provi- 
dence, in 1759. 

V. Alexander, was graduated at New Jersey College, 
in 1765. 

No. 126. VII A. SAMUEL THAYER, 

a son of Ferdinando and Huldah Thayer, married Mary 
. Their children were. 



1. Samuel, born 1 Dec IfiOl 

2. Sarah, " 11 Feb 1695 

3. Huldah, " 30 Nov 1698 

Lieut. Samuel Thayer died 19 Dec. 1721 
18 



4. Mary, born 11 Feb 1701 

5. Joseph, " July 1707 

6. Benjamin, " 11 Sept 1709 



146 FAMII Y MEMORIAL. 

No. 127. I B. SAMUEL THAYER, Jr., 
married Mary Sampson, 13 Aug. 1716. He probably re- 
moved, perhaps to Milf id or Uxbridge. 

No. 128. II B. SA AH THAYER, 

a sister of the precedii j^-, was married to David Hill of 
Sherburne, 17 Dec. 17''^ 

No. 129. IV B. Mrvi^rrHAYER, 

a sister of the preceding, was married to Benjamin White, 
23 May, 1720. (See White, No. 11.) 



No. 130. V B. JOSEPH THAYER, 

a brother of the preceding, married Hannah Ilayward, 30 
Aug. 1729. Their children were, 

1. Joseph, born .3 Dec 1727 I 3. Samuel, 2, born 20 Feb 1732 

2. Samuel, « 24 Jan 1730 | 

Joseph Thayer died 14 Feb. 1734. 

No. 131. I C. JOSEPH THAYER, Jr., 

married Abigail . Their children were, 



1. Providet], born 20 Aug 1752 

Died 8 Sept 17-5.3. 

2. Joseph, born 16 June 17.54 

3. Benjamin, " 3 Jan 17.5(5 

4. Nicholas, " 7 March 1758 



5. Abigail, born 27 June 1700 
G. Reuben, " 10 Jan 1703 

Died 12 Jan same year. 
7. Nahuni, born 6 April 17(18 



No. 132. Ill C. Ensign SAMUEL THAYER, 

a brother of the preceding, married Sarah Robinson, 30 

Aug. 1759. Their children were, 

1. Samuel, born 6 Sept 1762 | 2. Simeon, born 25 May 1765 



No. 133. VI B. BENJAMIN THAYER, 

a son of Samuel and Mary Thayer, was married to Marcy 
Wilkinson of Providence, R. I. (by James Arnold, Esq. 
Justice Peace,) 24 Aug. 1727. Their children were, 

1. Patience, born 3 Jan 1730 I ,5. Benjamin, died 7 July 1740 

2. Huldah, " 5 Nov 1730 | 6. Patience, born 25 May 1740 

3. Gideon, " 12 Jan 1733 I 7. Hope, / „ ,. ,^.^ 

4. Samuel, " 5 Dec 17.34 1 8. 3Iarcy, S ° 

Patience, was married to Abraham Thayer, 8 April, 1757. 

No. 134. IV C. SAMUEL THAYER, 3d , 
a son of the preceding, married Mary . Their chil- 
dren were, 
1. Ferdinando, born 14 Jan 1764 j 2. Bill Turpin, born 1 Sept 1771 



FAMILY MEMORIAL. 147 

No. 135. VIII A. ISAAC THAYER, 

a son of Ferdinando and Huldah Thayer, married Mercy 
. Their children were, 

1. Mercy, born 2 Nov 1693 I 3. El)enezer, born 6 Sept 1697 
V a. Isaac, « 24 Sept 1695 | 4, Comfort, " 19 Feb 1700 

Mercy, wife of Isaac Thayer, died 18 Dec. 1700. 

His second wife was Mary . Their children were, 

5. Mary, born 22 Dec 1704 I 7. Nathaniel, born 20 April 1708 

G. John, « 9 May 1706 1 8. Moses, " 31ay 1710 

No. 136. II B. ISAAC THAYER, Jr., 

married Miriam Thayer, 18 May, 1716. (See No. 155.) 

Their children were, 

1. Susannah, born 4 July 1719 j 2. Ichabod, born 31 March 1721 

His second wife was Mary 

3. Bathsheba, born 1 April 1741 | 4. Levi, born 1 June 1743 

V No. 137. I C. SUSANNAH THAYER, 

was married to Aaron White of Uxbridge, 25 Dec. 1739. 

No. 138. II C. ICHABOD THAYER, 
married Mrs. Hannah Cheeney, formerly Bigelow of Wes- 
ton, and settled in Milford. Their children were, 

1. Hannah, born 10 March 1742 I 2. Ichabod, born 6 March 174,5 
Died in childhood. | 3. Elijah, " 4 June 1747 

No. 139. II D. ICHABOD THAYER, Jr., 

married Mary Marsh, about 1765, and settled in Milford. 

Their children were, 

1. Hannah, born 12 Dec 1765 I 5. Adah, born 9 July 1773 

2. Asa, '• 30 Oct 1767 | 6. Ziba, " 23 April 1775 

3. Charlotte, « 20 Aug 1769 l 7. Rufus, " 11 June 1777 

4. Alexander, « 15 March 1771 | 

His second wife was Eunice . Their children, were, 

8. Laban, born 7 Dec 1792 | 9. Davis, born 9 Feb 1795 

No. 140. HID. ELIJAH THAYER, 

a brother of the preceding, married Sarah Robinson in 1768, 
and settled in Milford. Their children were, 



1. Phebe, 


born 17 Aug 


1769 


7. Libby, 


2. Olive, 


" 14 Oct 


1771 


8. Sarah, 


3. Artenias, 






9. Aniasa, 


4. Joel, 






10. Elijah, 


5. Jonathan, 






11. Ruby, 


6. Nathan, 






12. Holfiy. 



148 FAMILY ME3I0RIAL. 

No. 141. in B. EBENEZKR THAYER, 
a son of Isaac and Mercy Thaye;-, married Mary Wheelock, 
9 Aug. 1721, and settled in Bellingham. Their children 
were, 1. Elizabeth — 2. Ebeneze." — 3. Lydia — 4. Isaac, and 
perhaps Micah. 

I. Elizabeth^ was married to Jcsiah Nelson of Mendon, 25 
April, 1754. 

III. Lydia, was married to Warfield Hayward of Mendon, 
in 1761. 

IV. Isaac, married Margaret AtAvood of Mendon, 23 Oct. 
1760. 

No. 142. II C. Capt. EBENEZER THAYER, 

a son of the preceding, married a Miss Green, and settled 
in Bellingham. Their children were, l.Elias — 2. Ebenezer 
— 3. Silas — 4. Hannah, the wife of a Mr. Blake of Wrenth- 
am — 5. Huldah, the wife of a Mr. Thayer of Bellingham. 
He married Martha Thayer of Mendon, 2 May, 1759. (See 
No. 165.) 

No. 143. I D. Lieut. ELIAS THAYER, 

a son of the preceding, married Hannah Ellis of Medway, 
and settled in Bellingham. Their children were, 

1. Alpheus, born Dec. 1764, now living. 

2. Martha, who died at the age of 15 years. 

3. EUzabeth, who died in 1823. 

4. Elias, born in 1773, died in June, 1833. 

5. Hannah, born Nov. 1776. 

6. Abigail, " 1778. 

7. Ebenezer, " 1781, died 1787, aged 6 years. 

Lieut. Elias Thayer died Sept. 1806, aged 66. Mrs. 
Hannah Thayer died in 1822, aged 78. 



No. 144. II D. EBENEZER THAYER, Jr., 
settled in Bellingham, and had five sons, viz : — Calvin, 
Thaddeus, Luther, Ebenezer, and Philo. Ebenezer Thay- 
er, Jr. died before his father. — [Dr. Thurber, MS. 

No. 145. Ill D. SILAS THAYER, 

a brother of the preceding, married Perley Pond, about 
1767. Their children were, 

I.Charlotte, born 19 Feb. 1768 I 3. Sabra, born 5 April, 1772 
2. JarvJs, " 24 Nov. 1770 | 4. Olive, " 11 April, 1774 



No. 146. VI B. JOHN THAYER, 

a son of Isaac and Mary Thayer, married Ruhamah 
Their children were, 



FAMILY MEMORIAL. 149 

1. Pelatiali, born 13 Oct 1739 I 3. Desire, boni 11 Oct 1745 

2. Ruhainah, " 13 Jan 1742 | 4. Robert, " 20 Nov 1747 

No. 147. I C. PELATIAH THAYER, 

a son of the preceding, married Hannah Thayer, 26 May, 
1762. (See No. 152, 1.) Their children were, 



I.Robert, born 22 Nov 17G3 

2. Artenias, " 20 Feb 170t) 

3. Henry, " IS) Sept 17G8 

Died 23 Feb 177G. 



4. Stnitb, born 1.5 Dec 1770 

.5. Laban, " 19 March 1773 

6. Putnam, « 15 Aug 1775 

Died 14 Nov 177(3. 



No. 148. VII B. NATHANIEL THAYER, 

a son of Isaac and Mary Thayer, married Anna Partridge 

of Wrentham, 19 Jan. 1731. Their children were, 

1. Nathaniel, born 17 Sept 17.33 i .3. Abner, born 20 Oct 1737 

2. Jemima, " 21 Dec 1735 | 

No. 149. I C. NATHANIEL THAYER, Jr., 
married Hannah . Their children were, 

1. Nathaniel, born 19 Feb 1753 I 3. Hannah, born 5 Feb 1757 

2. Nathan, " 13 April 1755 | 

No. 150. II C. JEMIMA THAYER, 

sister of the preceding, was married to Uriah Thayer, 8 
May, 1751. (See No. 163.) 

No. 151. Ill C. ABNER THAYER, 

married Silence Thayer, 29 Nov. 1759, and settled in Prov- 
idence, R. I. (See No. 125, 4.) 



No. 152. VIII B. MOSES THAYER, 

a son of Isaac and Mary Thayer, married Hannah 

Their children were, 

1. Hannah, born G Feb 1738 

2. Moses, " 7*March 1741 

3. Lois, " 7 July 1744 

Moses Thayer died 24 May, 1769. 



4. Rhoda, born 11 Nov 1746 

5. Chloe, " 26 Feb 1748 



No. 153. II C. MOSES THAYER, Jr., 

married Rachel . Their children born in Mendon were, 

1. Ezra, born 22 Aug 1768 ] 2. Rachel, born 24 Aug 1769 

III C. LOIS THAYER, 

was married to Micah Thayer of Bellingham, 17 Nov. 17G3. 
Perhaps a son of Ebenezcr Thayer, (No. 141.) 



150 FAMILY MEMORIAL. 

No. 154. IX A. JOSIAH THAYER, 

a son of Ferdinando and Huldah Thayer, married Sarah 



1. Sarah, 


born 25 May 


1G91 


5. Jonathan, 


born 28 Feb 1702 


2. Josiali, 


" 4 June 


1G94 


6. Rebecca, 


" 29 July 1704 


'ti. Siisannali, 


" 13 Sept 


KM) 


7, Bathsheba, 


« 10 Sept 1706 


4, ftliriarii, l 


" 3 June 


1U99 


8. David, 


» 6 March 1710 



No. 155. IV B. MIRIAM THAYER, 

was married to Isaac Thayer, 18 May, 1716. (See No. 136.) 



No. 156. V B. JONATHAN THAYER, 

a brother of the preceding-, married Elizabeth . Their 

children were, 

1. CorneHus, born 14 Dec 1723 I 3. Mercy, born 26 Sept 1726 

2. Sarah, " 3 May 1725) 

No. 157. VI B. REBECCA THAYER, 

was married to Charles Sherlock of Providence, R. I. 25 
Feb. 1719. 



No. 158. VIII B. DAVID THAYER, 

married Hannah . Their children were, 

6. David, born 7 Aug 1737 

7. David, " 1 May 1739 

8. Dinah, « 19 Dec 1740 



1. Rebecca, born 8 April 1731 

2. Hannah, " 19 Dec 1731 

3. Dinah, " 20 Oct 1733 

4. Mary, " 26 June 1735 

5. Susannah, " 18 March 1736 

His second wife was Rebecca Williams of Scituate, R. I 
married 1752. 



9. Ehjah, " 14 May 1744 

10. Elizabeth, « 6 Dec 1749 



No. 159. X A. EBENEZER THAYER, 

a son of Ferdinando and Huldah Thayer, married Martha 
. Their children were. 



1. Deborah, born 13 Oct 1696 

2. E:i)enezer, " 12 April l(i99 

3. Abigail, « 3 Sept 1701 



4. Hannah, born 15 Sept 1704 
.5. Uriah, " 10 Sept 170<> 

6. David, " 5 May 1715 



No. 160. II B. EBENEZER THAYER, Jr., 
married Sarah • . Their children were, 

5. Jerusha, born 27 Feb 1736 
Died 22 Aug 1740. 

6. Patience, born 1(! April 1739 



I.Jeremiah, born 11 March 1725 

2. Sarah, « 22 Feb 172() 

.3. Noah, " 4 May 1730 

4. Ebenezer, « 16 Jan 1732 
Died 14 July 1736. 



7. Jerusha, " 26 March 1741 

8. Nchciniah, " 13 Oct 1747 



His second wife was Huldah Thompson of Belling-ham, 



FAMILY MEMORIAL. 151 

married 11 July, 1754, by whom 9 Ruth was born 21 Sept. 

1755. 

No. 161. I C. JEREMIAH THAYER, 

married Allice 3tt£L. Their children were, 

I.Caleb, born 7 Jan 1748 I 4. Neherniali, born 4 Marrb 17.W 

2. Jeremiah, " 3 Sept 1750 5. Sylvia, " 12 March 17.57 

3. Alhce, " 10 Sept 1752 G. Rlioda, " 27 Aug 1759 

.11. M. I .1 Cd/^^'5 i»^n ^'^^' ^ 

No. 162. inc. NOAH THAYER, ""^rrn^h A-k^^^'^J^^^ 
married Abigail . Their children were, C*M'^<^yn^^*^^^ ^^j^ 

I.Enoch, born 15 May 1748 4. Daniel, born 8 Feb 17.50 '^ lf«_^4t^' 

2. Ehjah, " 24 April 1753 5. Shadrach, " 6 Jan 17(i7 ^ 

3. Noah, « 3 Nov 1755 



VI C. PATIENCE THAYER, 

was married to Abraham Thayer, 8 April, 1757. 



No. 163. V B. URIAH THAYER, 

a son of Ebenezer and Martha Thayer, married Rachel 
. Their children were. 



1. Ebenezer, born 22 Nov 1731 

2. Eleazer, " 22 March 1733 

3. Racliel, " 19 June 1735 



4. Martha, born 8 Oct 1737 

5. Simeon, " 20 Oct 17.39 

6. Grindel, " 14 June 1744 



His second wife was Jemima Thayer. (See No. 150.) 
His third wife was Sarah Hadaway of Warwick, married 

about 1752. His fourth wife was Abigail White of Ux- 

bridge, married about 1768. 

No. 164. I C. EBENEZER THAYER, 

married Lydia Hay ward, 9 July, 1766, by whom he had 

one child Phinehas, born 17 Jan. 1767. 



No. 165. IV C. MARTHA THAYER, 

was married to Ebenezer Thayer of Bellingham, 2 May, 
1759. (See No. 142.) 

No. 166. VI C. GRINDEL THAYER, 
married Sarah Parker, about 1767. 

No. 167. XI A. BENJAmTn THAYER, 

the youngest son of Ferdinando and Huldah Thayer, mar- 
ried Sarah Hayward, 15 Sept. 1699. Their children were, 

1. Rachel, born 1 March 1700 1 5. Benjamin, born 23 Sept 1707 

2. Margaret, " 17 Dec 1701 | Died 23 Feb 1708. 

3. Grace, " 6 May 1704 I 6. Lydia, born 24 April 1709 

4. Sarah, « 23 March 17g6 | 



152 FAMILY MEMORIAL. 

Sarah, wife of Benjamin Thayer, died 18 Dec. 1711. 

His second wife was Hannah Hayward, married 20 
Dec. 1712. 
T.Benjamin, born 13 July 1713 | 8 Aaron, born 11 Nov 1715 

No. 168. I B. RACHEL THAYER, 
was married to Eleazer Taft, 15 Dec. 1720. 



No. 169. II B. MARGARET THAYER, 

was married to Jonathan Wood, 15 Dec. 1720. 



No. no. lY B. SARAH THAYER, 

was married to John Hayward, 21 April, 1726. 



No. 171. VI B. LYDIA THAYER, 

was married to John Gage, 4 Jan. 1729. 



No. 172. VII B. BENJAMIN THAYER, Jr., 
married Silence Sumner, 19 Dec. 1734, and died 7 July, 
1739. His widow was married to Alexander Sessions of 
Pomfret, 20 May, 1740. 



No. 173. VIII B. A^^RON THAYER, 

married Jemima ■ "^^ 5 Their children were. 



1. Hannah, born 12 March 1739 

2. Elizalipth, " 29 Oct 1740 

3. Jemima, " 14 Sept 1742 

4. Benjamin, " 16 April 1744 

5. Susannah, " 23 April 174(5 

6. Rachel, " 26 March 1748 

7. Joanna, " 16 Feb 1750 

8. Urana, « 12 Aug 1752 



9. Elona, born 19 May 1754 

10. Lavina, " 30 Jan 1756 

Died 19 3Iay 1758. 

11. Aaron, born 26 Feb 1758 

12. Elijah, " 12 Aug 1760 

Died 20 Sept 1764. 

13. Phebe, born 17 Aug 1762 



No. 174. JVC. BENJAMIN THAYER, 

a son of the preceding, married Sarah Bosworth of Bel- 
lingham, about 1767. Their children were, 

1768 I 5. Benjamin, born 29 July 1781 
1770 I 6. Sarah, " 5 Aug 1783 

1772 7. Zilpha, " 28 May 1785 

1774 I 

Note. — The foregoing embraces nearly all the families of this name 
born in Mention and married tliere, previous to about the middle of the 
last ceiitiuy, and will enable most of their descendants of the present gen- 
eration to trace their genealogy back to the lirst settlers of New England. 

There have been 28 of this name who have graduated at the New Eng- 
land Colleges, viz : — 

Ebenezer, graduated at Harvard, 1708. See No. 78. 



1. Elijah, 


born 21 Aug 


2. Caleb, 


" 31 Jan 


3. Philaty, 


" 7 June 


4. Amos, 


" 7 May 



FAMILY MEMORIAL. 



153 



No. 175. SHADRACH THAYER, 

the youngest son of Thomas and Margery Thayer, married 
Mary Barrett, 1,11, 1654, and settled in Braintree, Mass. 
Their children were, 

1. Racliel, bora 9, 8, 1G55 I 2. Tryall, born 7, 12, 1G57 

Died 23, 9, 1650. | 

Mary, wife of Shadrach Thayer, died 2, 2, 1658. 
His second wife was Deliverance Priest. 

i(j(:;2 



7. Ephrairn, boiii 17, 11, 

S.Hannah, " 8, 2, 

Died 5, 12, 1677. 

9. William, born 1, 6, 



3. Freelove, born 30 4, 

Died 5, 6, 16G2, 

4. Marv, born 1, 2, 1G63 

5. Timoth}', " 3, 7, 166(i 
•O. Samuel, " 7 Sept 1667 

Shadrach Thayer died 19 Oct. 1678. Deliverence, wid- 
ow of Shadrach Thayer, died 17 Jan. 1723, aged about 79 
years. 



1G75 - 



Ebenezer, 


grad 


. at Harv. 


1753, See No. 76. 


Ezra, 


41 


at " 


1754. 


Alexander, 


(C 


at N. Jers 


1765, See No. 125,5. 


Elisha, 


a 


at Harv. 


1767, See No. 94. 


Elihu, D. D. 


(( 


at N. Jers. 


1769, See No. 40. 


Jabez, 


a 


at Brown, 


1776. 


Nathaniel, D. D. 


it. 


at Harv. 


1789. See No. 76, 2. 


Eben'r Coddington, 


u 


at " 


1795. See No. 93, 3. 


Gideon Latimer, 


C( 


at " 


1798. See No. 93,4. 


Andrew, 


xc 


at " 


1803. 


Jonathan, 


(( 


at Brown, 


1803. See No. 140,5. 


John Goulding, 


li 


at " 


1804. See No. 125,5. 


Sylvanus, 


a 


at Dart. 


1807. See No. 47, 5. 


Willard, 


li 


at " 


1810. 


Amasa, 


li 


at Harv. 


1810. SeeNo. 140, 9. 


Alexander, received 


degree M. D. Dartmouth, 1812. 


James, 


grad 


. at Brown, 


1814. 


Joseph, 


(( 


at " 


1815. 


Solomon, 


a 


at Bowdoin 1815. See No. 53. 


Zebina, 


a 


at Dart. 


1817. 


Elijah, 


a 


at Wm's 


1820. 


Christopher Tappar 


1, " 


at Harv. 


1824. 


John Holbrook, 


a 


at " 


1826. See No. 48. 


Henry W. M. D. 


(.1 


at Harv. 


1831. 


Foster, 


11 


at Wm's 


1828. 


Albert C. 


ii 


at Waterville, 1828. 


Norton, 


(( 


at Harv. 


1828. See No. 48. 

[Fanner. 



19 



154 FAMILY MEMORIAL. 

V No. 176. IV A. MARY THAYER, 

was married to Samuel Barley. Their children were, 

1. James, baptized 8,5, 1688 I 3. Abigail, baptised 2, 8, 1699 

2. Sarali, « 17,3, 1696 | 4. Mary, " 5,5, 1702 

No. 177. IB. JAMES BAGLEY, 

married Jane . Their children were, 

1. James, born 1 March 1714 j 3. John, born 18 Aug 1725 

2. Anne, " 9 Aug 1718 | 



No. 178. VIA. SAMUEL THAYER, 

married Susannah Scant of Braintree, 18 Jan. 1694. She 
was born 30, 11, 1663. Their children were, 



1. Samuel, born 8 March 1695 

2. Susannah, " 03 May 1097 

3. Lydia, " 25 Dec 1699 



Lydia die<l 9 March, 1721. 

4. Timothy, born 31 Dec 1701 

5. Hannah, " 27 Jan 1704 



No. 179. I B. SAMUEL THAYER, Jr., 

married Jane Mortimon, 25 Oct. 1 722. Their children were, 

1. Samuel, born 14 Jan 1726 1 2. Nathan, born 26 July 1729 

I Died 12 March 1755. 

No. 180. I C. SAMUEL THAYER, 3d., 
married Mary Wells of Braintree, 6 April, 1749. 



No. 181. VII A. EPHRAIM THAYER, 

a son of Shadrach and Deliverance Thayer, married Sarah 
Bass of Braintree, 7 Jan. 1692. (See Bass, No. 48, and 
second part. No. 1.) 



No. 182. IX A. WILLIAM THAYER, 

the youngest brother of the preceding-, married Hannah 
Hayward, a widow, 22 Sept. 1699. Their children were, 

1. Bethiah, baptized 18, 6, 1700 I 3. William, born 11 May 1705 

2. Jonathan, " 2, .3, 1703 | 

Note.— "In Anthony Wood's Athense Oxoniensis, vol. ii. p. 519, is a 
sketch of John Theter, Gent, who was born of genteel parents at Cow- 
per's-hill, in the parish of Brockworth, in the County of Glocester, Eng- 
land. He was an author, and his works are enumerated by Wood. He 
died 25 Aug. 1673, leaving a Library, in which were about 800 manu- 
scripts collected principally by himself. — [Farmer. 



THE FAMILY OF WALES. 



No. 1. NATHANEL WALES, 

Dorchester, 1636, perhaps the same who died in Boston 4 
Dec. 1661, leaving- a son Nathaniel, wlio died there 10 
May, 1663. — [Farmer. 

There were two of this name, probably brothers, and 
sons of the preceding, first named, who settled in Dorches- 
ter, viz : Timothy and John. 

No. 2. I A. NATHANIEL WALES, 

of Braintree, was probably a son of Nathaniel Wales, Jr., 
who died in Boston in 1662, as aforesaid. He settled in 
Braintree with his wife Joanna, about the year 1675. 
Their children were, 



1. Elizabeth, 


born 10 Feb 


1G75 




Died 22 Feb 1690. 




2. Joanna, 


" 18 April 


1G79 


9. 


Mary, born 1 April 


1691 


Died 25 April 1()79. 




10. 


Samuel, " 23 June 


1693 


3. Sarah, 


born 11 March 


1680 


11. 


Thomas, " 19 April 


1695 


4. Nathaniel, 


" 29 Dec 


1681 


12. 


Joseph, " 29 April 


1(597 


5. Joanna, 


" 19 Dec 


1683 


13. 


Jolm, " 25 May 


1699 


6. Eikanah, 


« 1 Dec 


168.5 


14. 


Rachel, " 15 Oct 


1701 


7. Deborah, 


" 16 Oct 


1687 


15. 


Atherton, " 8 March 


1704 


8. Thomas, 


" 6 Oct 


1689 









Mrs. Joanna, wife of Elder Wales, died 11 May, 1704. 
Elder Nathaniel Wales died 23 March, 1718. 

Mr. Nathaniel Wales was a deacon in the church at 
Braintree, and "afterwards ordained ruling-elder, viz. Feb. 
27, 1700, by Mr. Fiske. The Rev. Peter Thatcher of Mil^ 
ton, and elder John Rogers of Weymouth, joining in the- 
laying on of hands." — [Hancock's Cent. Sermon, p. 23. 

No. 3. HI B. SARAH WALES, 

a daughter of the preceding, was married to Nathaniel 
Thayer, 25, 11, 1704. (See Thayer, No. 37.) 



No. 4. IV B. NATHANIEL WALES, 

a brother of the preceding, married Esther Ashley. Their 
children were, 



156 FAMILY MEMORIAL. 



1. Nathaniel, born 10 Dec 1709 

Died 6 Fel) 1710. 

2. Joanna, born 5 April 1711 



•3. Esther, born 17 Dec I7l7 

4. Nathaniel, " 10 3Iay 1728 

Died 10 Feb 1738. 



No. 5. Ill C. ESTHER WALES, 
a daughter of the preceding, was married to James Thay- 
er of Braintree. (See Thayer, No. 14.) 



No. 6. VI B. Capt. ELKANAH WALES, 

a son of Elder Wales, married Elizabeth . Their 

children were, 

1. Elizabeth, born 31 Aug 1709 I 3. Samuel, born 7 June 1714 

Died 16 Sept 1709. | Died 19 June 1714. 

2. Elkanah, born 19 Oct 1711 4. Nathaniel, born 11 April 1717 

Died 11 Feb 1712. | 

Elizabeth, wife of Capt. Elkanah Wales, died 27 Feb. 
1763. Capt. Elkanah Wales died 12 Dec. 1763. 

No. 7. IV C. Capt. NATHANIEL WALES, 

the son of the preceding, married Anna . Their chil- 
dren were, 

1. Asaph, born 1 Aug 1745 j 4. Elknnah, born 6 Feb 17.51 

2. Elizabeth, " 22 April 1747 | 5. Elizabeth, born 13 Ajjril 17.54 

Died 29 June 17.50. 1 6. Nathaniel, « 8 Fel) 1757 

a Acksak, born 30 JNIay 1749 I 7. Benjamin, « 5 June 17.59 

Anna, wife of Capt. Nathaniel Wales, died 14 May, 1763. 
Capt. Nathaniel Wales, died 26 June, 1790, aged 73 years 
1 month 15 days. 



No. 8. IX B. MARY WALES, 

a daughter of Elder Wales, was married to John Thayer, 
8 April, 1714. (See Thayer, No. 84.) 



No. 9. XI B. THOMAS WALES, 

a brother of the preceding, married Mary Belcher, 13 Jan. 
1719. (He was a deacon in the church.) Their children 
were, 

1. Samuel, born 3 Nov 

2. Atherton, " 11 Feb 

3. Mary, " 21 Nov 

Died 13 July 1731. 

4. Ephraim, born Oct 

5. Ephraim, " 3 Nov 

Died G Oct 1744. 

6. Moses, born 20 Dec 

7. Nathaniel, " 26 Oct 

Mary, wife of Dea. Thomas Wales, died 30 Jan. 1741. 



1719 


8. 


Deborah, born 27 March 


1731 


1721 


9. 


Thomas, " 24 Aug 


1733 


1722 




Died 3 July 1736. 






10. 


Mary, born 27 Feb 


1736 


1725 


11. 


Thomas, " 20 Feb 


1738 


1727 




Died 9 Nov 1759. 






12. 


John, born 3 March 


1739 


1728 




Died 23 3Iarch 1740. 




1729 









FAMILY MEMORIAL. 157 

His second wife was Sarah, widow of Samuel Belclier, 
deceased, married 7 Sept. 1742. Their children were, 

13. Joanna, bom 13 Jan 1744 I 15. John, born 14 Feb 1747 

14. Ephraim, " 9 May 1740 ] Died 7 March 1747, 

No. 10. II C. ATHERTON WALES, 

a son of the preceding, married Sarah Belcher of Brain- 
tree, 4 Dec. 1744. She was born 12 Dec. 1729. Their 
children were, 
1. Jonathan, born 28 March 1746 | 2. Atherton, who died in youth. 

Atherton Wales died 31 May, 1801. Sarah, widow of 
Atherton Wales, died in 1816. 

No. 11. ID. JONATHAN WALES, 

the son of the preceding, married Abigail Penniman of 
Braintree, 17 May, 1766. She was born 15 Aug. 1745. 

Their children were, 1. Sarah — 2. Abigail — 3. Atherton 
—4. Jonathan. Mr. Jonathan Wales died 16 Dec. 1832. 
Mrs. Abigail Wales died 25 June, 1833. 

1. Sarah, born 21 May, 1767, married Thomas Tolman 
of Stoughton. Their children were, 

Thomas VV. born 5 April 1793, married Sarah Alden of Randolph. 
James P. " 22 June 1795, married Sarah Alden of E. Bridgewater. 

Johnson, " 14 Nov 1796, married Polly S. Briggs of Stoughton. 

Samuel, " 24 Aug 1800, married Sarah Packard of Stoughton. 

Abigail, « 12 July 1802, died 23 Jan 1803. 

Sarah, " 5 March 1804, died 28 Nov 1805. 

Mrs. Sarah Tolman died 6 March, 1826. 

2. Abigail, born 3 Feb. 1769, married Seth Turner, Esq. 
of Randolph. Their children were, 

Sarah W. born 6 Oct 1788, married John King, Esq. Randolph. 
Royal,* " 6 Dec 1792, married Maria White, Weymouth, who was 
born 27 June 1800. 

Mrs. Abigail Turner died 21 March, 1823. 

3. Atherton, born 8 Aug. 1772, married Sally Damon 
ofDedham. She was born 8 Aug. 1772. Their children 
were, Ephraim^ born 10 Jan. 1796, married Deborah Cope- 
land, West Bridgewater — Clarissa, born 8 Oct. 1797, died 
1816 — Hiram, born 21 Aug. 1799, married Sallj Whitcomb, 
Randolph — Avis, born 2 Aug. 1801 — Jitherton, born 12 Dec. 
1805, married Mehitable French, Randolph — Sarah, born 
17 Dec. 1803, married Edward A. Child, Roxbury— Mary 
A. born 23 July, 1810, married Leonard French, Randolph 
— John, born 13 July, 1812 — Jonathan, born 5 Jan. 1815 — 
Rebecca, born 18 Feb. \S\1— Elizabeth, born 31 Dec. 1821. 

* Graduated at Harvard University in ISlo. 



158 FAMILY MEMORIAL. 

4. Jonathan, born 5 April, 1779, married Fanny Cobb, 
Taunton. She was born 24 Aug. 1786. Their chiklreii 
were, Bradford Leonard^* born 1 May, 1804, married Eliza- 
beth Howard, Boston, who was born 12 March, 1814 — Fan- 
ny Wales, born 2 April, 1809, married John J. Soren — Jane, 
born 7 Aug. 1814, died 27 Feb. 1817— 6'eoro-e miitfield, born 
27 June, 1819, died 14 Sept. 1 822— .^/m cMana, born 8 Aug. 
1823, died 14 July, 1825. 



No. 12. VI C. MOSES WALES, 

a son of Dea. Thomas Wales, married Elizabeth , and 

settled in Stoughton. Their children were, 

I.Joanna, born 14 Sept 17.54 I 5. Thomas, born 4 April 1763 

2. Elizabethj " 1(5 June 17.57 | 6. Susaiuiah, " 2(> June 17<J5 

3. Sarah, " 13 July 17.59 I 7. Moses, " 3 Oct 1768 

4. Mary, " 20 Feb 1761 | 

>S^t^ No. 13. VII C. NATHANIEL WALES, 3d., ,1,9.^ 
-Lj a brother of the preceding, married Sarah ^— , and settled 

"^3^; in Stoughton, and was a deacon in the church. Their 
4it?— «■/ "■ children were, 

1. Sarah, born 30 Oct 1747 

2. Mary, « 17 Feb 1749 

3. Nathaniel, " 30 May 17.50 

4. Joshua, " 21 Feb 1752 

5. Thonias,+ " 30 March 1754 

6. Ehzabeth, " 20 iMarch 175G 

t See Gary's Genealogy of North Bridge water. 



7. Eunice, 


born 28 Jan 


1758 


8. Jobn,t 


(( 




9. Theodore, 


" 25 Dec 


1767 


10. Deborah, 


" 23 Sept 


1769 


11. Hannah, 


" 16 Oct 


1771 



VIII C. DEBORAH WALES, 

a daughter of Dea. Thomas Wales, was married to William 
Curtis of Stoughton, about 1751. 

No. 14. XIV C. Doct. EPHRAIM WALES, 

a son of Dea. Thomas Wales, (by his second wife,) was 
graduated at Harvard College in 1768. He married a Miss 
Beale, for his first wife, by whom he had two sons, Thomas 
Beale, who graduated at Harvard College in 1795, and lives 
in Boston' — Ephraim, who received his Medical education at 
Dartmouth College — married Mary, daughter of Silas Al- 
den, (See Alden, No. 59, 3,) and had one daughter, the 

wife of Whiting, Esq. and by his second wife he had 

one daughter Emily, ihe wife of Aaron Littlefield, Randolph. 
Dr. Wales was a man of science, and eminent in his 
profession. 

"•(irafluatcd at Middlebury College, and received his Medical degree at 
Harvard, in 1828. 



FAMILY MEMORIAL. 159 

No. 15. XII B. JOSEPH WALES, 

a son of Elder Wales, married Hannah Allen of Braintree. 
Their children were, 



1. William, 


born 3 Feb 


1723 


2. Abigail, ) 

3. Harinal], ^ 


" 10 Feb 


1724 


4. Joseph, 


" 22 March 


1726 


5. Samuel, 


" 12 Jan 


1728 


G. Daniel, 


« 2G Feb 


1730 



7. Sarah, 


born 7 Sept 


1731 


8. John, 


«' 7 July 


173(; 


9. Esther, 


" 7 Nov 


1738 


10. Nathaniel, 


« 20 Oct 


1740 


11. Lomnel, 


" 20 June 


1742 


12. Jacob, 


« 19 Feb 


1748 



Died 13 March 1730. 

3. Hannah Wales, married Nathaniel Paine. (See 
Paine, No. 16.) 

No. 16. IV C. JOSEPH WALES, Jr., 

married Abigail . Their children were, 1. Abigail, 

born 13 Oct. 1750—2. Elisha, born 14 May, 1753, who mar- 
ried Lydia, daughter of Josiah Thayer. (See Thayer, 
No. 46, 6.) Her second husband was Capt. Isaac Thayer. 
(See Thayer, No. 48, 1.) 

9. Esther Wales, married Joshua French. (SeeFrench, 
No. 18.) 

11. Lemuel Wales, married Silence French about 1778. 
(See French, No. 5, 1.) 

No. 17. XIII B. "JOHN WALES, 

a son of Elder Wales, was graduated at Harvard College 
in 1728. His wife was the second daughter of Samuel 
Leonard, and grand-daughter of Thomas Leonard, and 
great-grand-daughter of James Leonard, the progenitor of 
this family."*— [Ms^. Coll. 3, 174. 

"He was ordained at Raynham in the month of October, 
1731. The first meeting house in Raynham was built the 
year preceding the incorporation of the town, Avhich then 
contained about thirty families." 

"He was blessed with talents which rendered him very 
amiable and interesting in social life." 

"In public prayer, his performances were eminent, and 
on some occasions almost unequalled. He was a faithful, 
plain preacher ; and having served in the gospel ministry 
thirty-four years, he died 23 Feb. 1765, in the sixty-sixth 
year of his age." — [Ibidy 3, 168. 

He was father of the Rev. Samuel Wales, late Professor 
of Divinity at Yale College in Conn. He died in 1194.— [lb. 

*Of the family of Leonard, the following genealogical sketch is intend- 
ed to show that longevity, promotion to public office, and a kind of hered- 



IGO FAMILY MEMORIAL. 

No. 18. XIV B. RACHEL WALES, 

the younsrest daughter of Elder Wales, was married to 
Capt. Ebenezer Thayer, 12 Nov. 1719. (See Thayer, 
No. 91.) 

itary attachrnent to the iron nianufactuie, are all circumstances remarkably 
characteristic of the name and family of Leonard. 

The great progenitor JAMES LEONARD, lived to be more that sev- 
enty years old. He had three brothers, five sons, and three daughters. Of 
his sons, four lived to be more than eighty, and all his daughtera above 
seveniy-five. 

Thomas, the oldest son of James, was a distinguished character. He 
held tlie office of a Justice of the Peace, a Judge of the Court, a Physici- 
an, a Field Officer, and was eminent for piety. Sacred to his memory, 
an eulogy was printed in 171:i, by the Rev. Samuel Danforth of Taunton, 
one of the most learned and eminent ministers of his day. This Thomas 
had five sons of wiiom four lived above seventy years. 

His son George was a Justice of the Peace, and a Military Officer. In 
Norton, in a poem published by a character of eminence, on occa«on of 
his death in 1716, he is styled, "the prudent, pious, worthy, and worship- 
ful Major George Leonard, Esq." He had four sons and three daughters. 

His oldest son George was a Colonel and a Judge, both of tlie Probate 
and Common Pleas ; he lived to be more than eighty. He had one son 
and two daughters. 

His son is the Hon. George Leonard, Esq., late member of Congress. 
His oldest daughter is tlie wife of the Rev. David Barnes, and the mother 
of David iJarnes, Esq. Attorney at Law. The other daughter was the wife 
of the late Col. Chandler of Worcester. 

The second son of JMajor George Leonard was Nathaniel, a pious, wor- 
thy minister, who settled in Plymouth. He lived more than seventy years ; 
and he had a son Abiel, who was a minister in Connecticut, and a Chaplain 
in the American Army, in the revolution war. 

The third son of Major George Leonard was Ephraim ; he was a Col. 
a Judge of the Court, and a man of eminent piety ; he lived to be more 
than eighty. He had one child only, viz: Daniel, who is now Chief .Jus- 
tice of the Islands of Bermuda. He also has but one son, Charles, now a 
student at Cambridge College, (1793.) Two of the daughtei-s of JMajor 
George Leonard lived to be aged. One was the wife of Colonel Thomas 
Clap, formerly a minister of Taunton ; the other wa^ the wife of a respec- 
table Clergyman. 

Samuel Leonard, the fourth son of Thomas Leonard, was a man 
of distinguished piety. He held the office of a Deacon, a Captain, and 
Justice of the Peace. He had four sons and five daughters. Two of 
his sons Captains, one a Justice of the Peace, and all of them Deacons. 
Three are yet alive, one above eighty and two above seventy. His third 
son Elijah has a son of his own name, lately settled in the ministry. His 
oldest daughter was the parent of Dr. Simeon Howard of Boston. His 
second daughter was the wife of the Rev. John Wales of this town, (See 
Wales, No. 17,) and the mother of Rev, Dr. Samuel Wales, Professor of 
Divinity at Yale Collrge. The other daughters were the wives of respec- 
table characters and all in pulilic offices. 

Elkanah, the fifth son of Thomas Leonard, had three sons, two of 
whom lived to see more than seventy. One was a Captain the other a 
Major, a Lawyer, and one of the most distinguished geniuses of his name 
and day. He left two sons, both Ca])tains, and above sixty ; one of them, 
viz : Zebulon, has an only child, that is now the wife of Dr. Samuel Shaw. 



FAMILY MEMORIAL. 161 

No. 19. XV B. ATHERTON WALES, 

the youngest son of Elder Wales, was graduated at Harv- 
ard College in 1726. He was settled in the ministry at 
Marshfield, Mass. 



No. 20. TIMOTHY WALES, 

probably a son of Nathaniel Wales of Dorchester, (No. 1,) 
was one of the early settlers of that town. He had one 
son Eleazer, born 25, 10, 1G57 ; and perhaps other children 
born before. 

John was aiiotlior son of Thomas Leonard. He had fonr sons and 
three dauj^liters, who all lived to be above eighty. A danghtcr of the old- 
est son was tlic wife of tlie Kev. Eliab liyrain, and the parent of the pres- 
ent wife of Josiah Dean, Esq. of this town, vvho hini.self is also a lineal de- 
scendant, and the present owner of the forge first bnilt by his great anocstor. 

James, the second son of JAMES, bore his own name. He had four 
sons and three daughters; three of his sons lived to be near eighty, and 
two of the daughters above ninety. One of them was the wife of Dr. Ez- 
ra Dean, and the other was the parent of Gershoni Crane, Esq. who lived 
to be almost an hundred years old, and was the father of the present Dr. 
.lonathan Crane, Esq. The oldest son of James, was Capt. James Leon- 
ard, who had three sons and five daughters. Two of his sons were Mili- 
tary Officers, and all of them lived to nearly the age of seventy. His old- 
est daughter was the wife of Thomas Cobb, Esq. and the mother of the 
Hon. David Cobb, Esq. Speaker of the Hou.se, Member of Congress, &c. 
(She was the grand-mother of the wife of Dr. Jonathan Wales, Randolph. 
See No. 11, 4.) 

The second son of James, was Stej»hen Leonard ; he was a Justice of 
the Peace, and a Judge of the Court of Cotmnon Pleas. He had four sons, 
three of whom lived to be aged ; one was the Rev. Silas Leonard of New 
York ; the oldest was Major Zcphaniah Leonard, Esq. and Judge of the 
Court. He had five sons of whom four are yet alive, three of them had a 
public education at Yale College. The oldest is Capt. Joshua, who now 
inhabits the ancient paternal building, and is nearly seventy ; he has a. son 
of his own name, who at the age of twenty-two, was an ordained minister 
in Connecticut. The second son is Col. Zephaniah Leonard. He has 
held the offices of an Attorney at Law, a Justice of the Peace, and is now 
Sheriff of the County. He has three son.s, two of whom are now mem- 
bers of College. The third son is Apollos Leonard, Esq. one of the Spe- 
cial Justices of the County. The youngest son is Samuel Leonard, lately 
appointed a Justice of the Peace. He is a respectable, opulent merchant, 
and has a number of promising sons, that wait only for the proper age, to 
receive such an education as will add still greater honour to the ancient, 
honourable family and name they bear. Such has been the longevity and 
promotion to public offices in two branches of this family only. 

The circumstance of a family attachment to the iron manufacture is so well 
known as to render it a common observation in this part of the country, 
viz : ivhere you can find iron works, there you will find a Leonard. 

Henry, the brother of James, went from this place to the Jerseys, and 
was one of the first who set up iron works in that State. He was the pro- 
genitor of a numerous and respectable posterity in that part of America. 

[Hist. Coll. 3, 173, 6 Feb. 1793. 

20 



162 FAMILY MEMORIAL. 

No. 21. JOHN WALES, 

probably a brother of the preceding-, also settled in Dorch- 
ester, and had children born there, viz : 

1. Content, born 14, 3, 16.59 3. Elkanah, born 16, 4, 1665 

2. Elizabeth, « 1, 5, 1062 4. John, who died 18 June 1683 

Died 3, 4, 1673. 

Content was married to John Mason, 15 Oct. 1679. 



No. 22. A. SAMUEL WALES, 

perhaps a son of John Wales, born prior to 1657,* in Dor- 
chester, had children, 

1. Jerijah, born 26 Feb 1678 I 5. John, born 5 April 1688 

2. Elizabeth, « 9 Jan 1680 | 6. Jonathan, " 29 Dec 1700 

3. Sarah, " 5 May 1(583 I 7. Hannah, " 14 Jan 1703 

4. Samuel, " 15 July 1685 | 

The two last were the children of Samuel and Hannah 
Wales, and probably the former. 

No. 23. I B. JERIJAH WALES, 

married Sarah Parson of Dorchester, 24, 11, 1704. Their 

children were, 

1. Sarah, born 7 Nov 1705 I 3. Mary, born 25 Feb 1710 

2. Mary, " 30 May 1708 1 And probably others. 

No. 24. II B. ELIZABETlTwALES, 

was married to Samuel Leeds of Dorchester, 18 Nov. 1702. 



No. 25. V B. JOHN WALES, 

married Ruth Parson of Dorchester, 29 May, 1716. 



No. 26. VII B. HANNAH WALES, 

was married to James Bird, Jr. of Dorchester, 2 Jan. 1728. 

[Dorchester Records. 

*In consequence of the loss of the town records of Dorchester, by fire, 
prior to 1657, it is difficult, if not impossible to indentify the families to 
which many of its inhabitants belonged, as in this case, whether Samuel 
was a son of Timothy, No. 20, or John, No. 21, is uncertain. He may have 
been a brother of Elder Wales of Braintree ; and the same remark will 
apply to Mary Wales, married to Nicholas George, 4 June, 1684. 



THE FAMILY OF WHITE.* 



No. 1. THOMAS WHITE, 

of Weymouth, was Representative 1636 and 1637; died 
Au^. 1679, leaving children, 1 . Joseph of Mendon — 2. Sam- 
uel, born 1642 — 3. Thomas of Braintree — 4. Hannah, who 
married John Baxter, (See Adams, No. 3,) — 5. Ebenezer, 
born 1648 ; died 24 Aug. 1703, who was father of Ebene- 
zer White, H. C. 1692, minister of Bridge Hampton, L. I. 
who died 1756, aged 84. — [Shattuck. Farmer. 

No. 2. I A. Capt. JOSEPH WHITE, 
a son of the preceding, with his wife Lydia, had one child 
born in Weymouth, I.Joseph, born 17 Dec. 1662 ; died 
young. He afterwards removed to Mendon with a colony 
from Braintree and Weymouth, where they continued till 
the breaking out of the Indian war in 1675, when they re- 
turned and remjiined among their friends until about 1679 
or 1680. . (See Thayer, No. 98. Note.) Their children 
born in Mendon were, ^ 

8. Abigail, born 10 Nov 109.3 
y. William, " 1690 



2. Experience, born 1 Dec 1680 

3. Hannah, " 29 Nov 1681 

4. Joseph, " 19 Oct 1683 

5. Lydia, « 10 May 1686 

6. Thomas, " 20 Nov 1088 

7. Hannah, " 9 Dec 1691 

Capt. Joseph White died 23 March, 1706. Lydia, wife 
of Joseph White, died 8 May, 1729. 



10. Samuel, " 21 Sept 1700 

11. Benjamin, " 28 May 1701 

12. Ebenezer, who died 24 Aug 1726. 



No. 3. II B. EXPERIENCE WHITE, 

was married to Ephraim Miller of Mendon, 10 Feb. 1701. 

*Mr. Farmer says, " The name of White prevails in every State, and 
nearly every County in New England. No less than 70 had graduated at 
the various colleges in 1826, 22 of whom have been clergymen." 

This Memorial is limited almost exclusively to the family of Thomas 
White of Weymouth, and even this is very deficient, from the want of of- 
ficial records ; most of which, in this town, prior to the commencement 
of the last century, being lost. 



164 



FAMILY MEMORIAL. 



No. 4. IV B. JOSEPH WHITE, Jr., 



married Prudence 

children were, 

1. Joseph, bom 22 Sept 

2. Peter, " G Dec 



and settled in Mendon. Their 



17]2 
1714 



3. Aaron, 

4. Moses, 



born 22 Way 
" 31 Auk 



1717 
1721 



No. 5. V B. LYDIA WHITE, 

a sister of the preceding, was married to Michael, a son of 
Michael and Elizabeth Metcalf of Dedham, 21 March, 1705. 
He was born in Dedham, 9, 3, 1674. 



No. 6. YI B. THOMAS WHITE, 

a brother of the preceding, married Deborah 
children were, 

1. Peregrine, born 11 Jan 1711 

2. Seth, " 22 Sept 1713 

3. Lydia, " 16 Jan 171(j 

4. Hopestill, " 15 July 1717 

5. Samuel, " 17 May 1719 



Their 



(). Deborah, 

7. Josiah, 

8. Nathan, 

9. Phebe, 

10. Asa, 



born 16 Feb 

" 29 April 

" 31 Jan 

died 23 July 

born 11 May 



1722 
1723 
1732 
1734 
1735 



No. 7. V C. SAMUEL WHITE, 

a son of the preceding, married Abigail Adams, in 1744. 
Their children were, 

1. Adams, born 17 Feb 1745 I 5. IMargery, born 16 Oct 1754 

2. Samuel, " 24 xM arch 1747 | 6. Artemas, « 3 March 1757 

3. Nathan, " 27 June 1750 7. Antipas, « 12 March 1760 

4. Barach, " 3 May 1752 1 



No. 8. IX B. WILLIAM WHITE, 

a son of Capt. Joseph and Lydia White, married Iluldah, 
probably a daughter of Samuel and Mary Thaver, (See 
Thayer, No. 126,) and had 1. William, born 22 Aug. 1720, 
who died young. She died 26 Aug. 1720. His second wife 
was Elizabeth, daughter of Capt. Thomas Thayer. (See 
Thayer, No. 111,6,) married 3 Aug. 1721. Their children 
were, 

2. Iluldah, born 27 Aug 

3. Elizabeth, " 28 Feb 

Died 17 Sept 1740. 

4. Lydia, born 1 March 
,5. Ruth, " 10 April 
6. Jemima, " 26 July 

His third wife was Elizabeth Brunmiell, widow, (former- 
ly Harper,) married 16 Nov. 1749. Their children were. 



1722 


7. 


William, 


born 22 Nov 


1732 


1724 


8. 


a Son, 


" 8 March 


1735 




9. 


Mary, 


" 31 Aug 


1737 


1726 


10. 


I'llizabcth, 


« 5 Oct 


1740 


1728 


11. 


Elisha, 


" 16 Jan 


. 1743 


1730 




Died young. 





12. Elizabeth, 


born 20 July 


1750 


14. Elisha, 


born 8 ]\Iarch 17,53 


13. Abigail, 


« 28 Dec 


1751 


1.5. (iideon, 


" 20 March 1755 



FAMILY MEMORIAL. 165 

No. 9. X B. SAMUEL WHITE, 

a brother of the preceding, married Triall . Tlieir 

ciiildreii were, 

I.Samuel, born 2 March 1723 I 3. Johannali, born 12 Oct 172'J 
2. Hannah, " 11 April 1727 | 

His second wife was Comfort Tyler married 26 Nov. 1739. 



No. 10. Ill C. JOHANNAH WHITE, 

was married to Solomon Chapin of Mendon, 28 May, 1754. 



172.3 .5. Huldah, 


born 5 Nov 


1730 


1728 6. Gideon, 


« 12 Jan 


1733 


1729 7. Samuel, 

TTOn 


" 5 Dec 


1734 



No. 11. XI B. BENJAMIN WHITE, 

son of Capt. Joseph and Lydia White, married Mary 
Thayer, 23 May, 1720. (See Thayer, No. 129.) Their 
cliildren were, 

1. Benjamin, born 7 Jan 

2. Mercy, " 8 Oct 

3. Joseph, « 8 March 

4. Patience, " 3 Jan 

No. 12. in C. JOSEPH WHITE, 

a son of the preceding", married Margery Aldrich of Men- 
don, 11 April, 1751. Their children were, 

1. Mary, born 19 Oct 1751 I 3. Benjamin, born 5 Oct 175.5 

2. Jacob, " 10 Aug 1753 | 4. Marcy, " 21 March 1757 

Joseph White died 28 Oct. 1757. Margery White died 
11 May, 1759. 



No. 13. II A. SAMUEL WHITE, 

of Weymouth, son of Thomas White, was born 1642 ; ad- 
mitted freeman 1666 ; representative 1679. He married 
Mary Dyer, and died without issue. — [Shattuck. Farmer. 



No. 14. SAMUEL WHITE,* 

also of Weymouth, married Anna Bingley.* Their chil- 

7. Elisha, born JG June 1702 
Died 1 July 1702. 

8. Rachel, born 20 Alarch 1703 

9. Matthew, " 17 April 1704 

10. Samuel, " 4 May 170() 

11. Experience, " 1 Jan 1707 

12. Samuel, 2d. " 2 April 1710 

*The family tradition is, that the parents of Anna Bingley, both died soon 
after her bii-th ; and that the parents of Samuel White adopted her as their 
own, a year or two before this Samiui was born, when they had no child 
of their own, and that in process of time, his adopted sister became his 
wife. Who his failier was, is uncertain, on account of the loss of the ear- 
ly records of Weymouth. 



dren were. 








1. Susannah, 


born 


12 March 


1689 


2. Rlary, 


<( 


12 Sept 


1690 


3. Lydia, 


cc 


4 Sept 


1()93 


4. Anna, 


(C 


14 Oct 


1696 


5. Elienezer, 


(( 


22 Feb 


1699 


G. Thankful, 


(( 


17 April 


1700 



166 FAMILY MEMORIAL, 

\. Susannah, was married to Richard Thayer. (Sec 
Thayer, No. 49.) 2. Mary, was married to Lieut. Richard 
Thayer. (See Thayer, No. 11.) 3. Lydia, was married 
to Joseph Pray, 5 Dec. 1715. 4. Anna, was married to 
William Wild, 2 Dec. 1717. 6. Thankful, was married to 
Isaac Newcomb, 9 April, 1722. 8. Rachel, was married to 
Shadrach Thayer. (See 2d part 6 Branch.) \l. Experi- 
ence, was married to Abijah Neale, 4 Dec. 1733. 



No. 15. Ill A. THOMAS WHITE, 

a son of Thomas White of Weymouth, married Mary — —, 
and afterwards settled in Braintree. Their children were, 

1. Thomas — 2. Samuel, born 19 Sept. 1676, and probably 
3. Benjamin — 4. Joseph, and 5. Ebenezer. 

Thomas White and Deborah Penniman were married 4, 
10, 1701. Thomas White died 11 April, 1706. 

No. 16. I B. THOMAS WHITE, Jr., 
married Mehitable, a daughter of Joseph and Abigail Ad- 
ams, 21 July, 1697. (See Adams, No. 38.) Their chil- 
dren were, 

I.Thomas, born 2 Oct 1G98 I 3. Marv, born 21 Aug 1703 

2. Mehitable, " 15 Feb 1701 | 4. Abigail, " 23 Feb 1707 

Mehitable, wife of Thomas White, Jr. died 2 Oct. 1713. 
He married, for his second wife, Mary Bowditch, 29 April, 
1714. (See French, No. 23, 2.) Their children were, 



5. Ruth, 


born 17 Feb 


1715 


8. Sarah, 


born 20 May 


1720 


6. Rachel, 


" 14 April 


1716 


9. Micah, 


" 10 Dec 


I72J 


7. Josiah, 


" 1 April 


1718 









No. 17. I C. THOMAS WHITE, 

a son of the preceding, married Abigail Penniman, 17 June, 
1725. 



No. 18. II C. MEHITABLE WHITE, 

a sister of the preceding, was married to Ezekiel Thayer 
of Braintree, 1. Nov. 1725. (See Thayer, No. 66.) 



No. 19. Ill C. MARY THAYER, 

a sister of the preceding, was married to Alexander French. 
(See French, No. 41.) 



No. 20. IV C. ABIGAIL WHITE, 

a sister of the preceding, was married to Seth Copeland, 
7 March, 1734. (See Copeland, No. 72.) 



FAMILY MEMORIAL. 



161 



MiCAH White, the youngest son of Thomas White, Jr., 
married and had five children, viz : Susannah, Jlnna, Lot, 
who married a Tower, and had one son John, who lives 
in Boston. Micah, born 10 March, 1758, who married Sa- 
rah Mann and settled in Randolph. Their children were, 
Sally, born 6 Oct. 1784— Calvin, born 5 Sept. 1786— Char- 
lotte, born 5 Sept. 1788 — Caleb, Nathan, Phebe, Livings- 
ton, Warren, Eliza. Ebenezcr, who married a Patridge, 
and settled in Braintree, Vt. 



No. 21. II B. SAMUEL WHITE, 

a son of Thomas and Mary White, married Deborah Pen- 
niman of Braintree. 5 Dec. 1701, Their children were. 



1. Deborah, 
3. Hannah, 
3. Samuel, 



born 5 April 1703 
" 11 Dec 1704 
" 4 Dec 1706 



4. Hephzibah, 

5. Samuel, 
G. Samuel, 



born 28 Mar 1709 
" 22 July 1710 
" 2(j Aug 1712 



Samuel White of Braintree, was chosen deacon of the 
church 28 April, 1719. 

I.Deborah, was married to Ebenezer Copeland. (See 
Copeland, No. 11.) 2. Hannah, was married to Samuel 
Bass. (See Bass, No. 30.) 4. Hephzibah, was married to 
Benjamin French. (See French, No. 49.) 6. Samuel, mar- 
ried Susannah Allen, 21 Nov. 1734. 



No. 22. Ill B. BENJAMIN WHITE, 

probably a son of Thomas and Mary White, married Mary 

. Their children were, 

1. Joseph, born 12 Aug 1704 I 2. Mary, born 14 Feb. 1700 

Died 6 Jan 1712. | 3. Sarali, " 18 Mareli 1709 

He married Lydia Sacan, a second wife, 17 Jan. 1716. 
3. Sarah, was married to Isaiah Thayer. (See Thayer, 
No. 12.) 



No, 23. IV B. JOSEPH WHITE, 

probably a brother of the preceding, married Sarah Bay- 
ley, 6 Dec. 1704 or 5. Their children were. 



1. Joseph, born 1 Oct 1706 

2. Benjamin, " 18 March 1709 

Died 3 Oct 1715. 

3. John, born 28 Feb 1710 

4. Sarah, " 17 Feb 1712 

Died 7 Oct 1715. 



5. Daniel, 

6. Benjamin, 

7. David, 

8. Sarah, 

9. Hannah, 

10. Mary, 



born 18 April 
« 7 July 
« 12 Aug 
« 12 Jan 
« 28 Jan 
» 11 June 



1714 
1716 
1719 
1721 
1724 
1727 



No. 24. I C. JOSEPH WHITE, Jr., 

married Ruth Nash, 21 March, 1734. Their children were, 



1738 


4. Thankful, 


born 25 May 


1747 


1742 


5. IMary, 


" 1 x-^llg 


1751 


1745 









1G8 FAMILY MEMORIAL. 

1. Riilli, born 15 July 

2. Josppli, « 22 Nov 

3. David, « VJ May 

I.Ruth.) was married to Adam Kingman, and had one 
son Joseph. 2. Joseph, married Ruth Porter, 16 June, 1766. 
Their children were, Ruth, born 12 April, 1769, 2d wife of 
Zenas French, (2d part, 9 Branch.) Relief, born 7 Jan. 
1772, the wife of Bailey White. (No. 25, 11.) 3. David, 
married Relief Thayer, 5 Jan. 1771. (See Thayer, No. 46, 
3. 4. 77iajiA/uZ, was married to Elihu Adams. (See Adams, 
No. 18.) Her second husband was Aaron Hobart, Esq. of 
Abinprton, by whom she had Benjamin, Solania, Mary, 
Thankful. 5. Mary, was married to Dea. William Linfield, 
6 Oct. 1771. Their children were, Samuel, who married 
Relief Wales — Mary, wife of Robert Whitcomb — Sarah, 
wife of Col. Simeon White, (No. 25, 12,)— Ruth, wife of 
Joseph Holbrook — Thankftd, wife of William Alden — Nan- 
cy, late wife of Dr. Jonathan Wild — Olive, wife of John 
White of Thetford, Vt. — Joseph, who married Nancy Ad- 
ams. Dea. William Linfield died in 1823. 

No. 25. Ill C. Capt. JOHN WHITE, 
a son of Joseph and Sarah White, married Ruth, daughter 
of David and Dorothy Thayer. (See Thayer, No. 65.) 
Their children were, 



8. Caleb, born 17 March 1762 

9. Lvctia, " 25 March 17G4 
10. Bailey, " Uan 17G6 

Died 9 Au<r 1760. 



11. Bailey, 


born 27 Aug 


17G7 


12. Simeon, 


" 11 July 


17G9 


13. Levi, 


" 4 March 


1771 


14. Isaac, 


" 5 Feb 


1774 



1. John, born 4 Jan 1749 

Died 4 July 1750. 

2. John, born 7 May 1751 

3. Cornelius, « 8 Oct 1752 

4. Solomon, " 30 Aug 1754 

Died 1 April 17.55. 

5. John, born (i iMay 1756 

6. Ruth, " 20 ]May 1758 

7. Solomon, " 18 March 17G0 

3. Cornelius, married Abigail Thayer of Weymouth, in 
1773. 5. John, married Hannah Thayer. (See 2d part 6 
branch.) 7. Solomon, married 1st Bathsheba Wales in 1785 
— 2d Lurancy Loud of Weymouth. 8. Caleb, married Me- 
hitable Randall, 13 June, 1790. 9. Lydia, married Dea. 
Silas Paine. (See Paine, No. 16.) 11. Bailey, married 
Relief White in 1792. (See No. 24.) 12. Simeon, married 
Sarah Linfield. (See No. 24.) 13. Levi, was graduated at 

College, and is settled in the Ministry. 14. Isaac, 

married Mary Whitcomb. She died 10 Nov. 1732. He 
died 26 May, 1833. 



No. 26. V C. DANIEL WHITE, 

a son of Joseph and Sarah White, married Elizabeth Mills, 



FAMILY MEMORIAL. 169 

12 Jane, 1737, had one child, 1. Elizabeth, born 2 Dec. 
1738. His second wife was Mary Shaw, married 25 Dec. 
1740. He married Betty Orcutt for his third wife, and 
had one child, Daniel, born 27 Dec. 1750, who married 
Betty (Elizabeth) Thayer. 



No. 27. VI C. BENJAMIN WHITE, 
a brother of the preceding, married Mercy, daughter of 
Gideon and Hannah Thayer. (See Thayer, No. 34, 2.) 
Their children were, 

1. Benjamin, born 12 Aug 1748 I 3. Sarah, born 14 Feb 1753 

2. Hannah, " 22 Nov 1750 1 4. Silence. 

Benjamin was drowned 15 July, 1801. Hannah was the 
wife of Zeba Thayer. (See Thayer, No. 97, 4.) 



No. 28. V B. EBENEZER WHITE, 

supposed to be a son of Thomas and Mary W^hite, married 
Lydia . Their children were, 

1. Lydia, born 2 Sept 1710 I 5. William, born 8 Feb 1718 

2. Elizabeth, « 20 April 1713 | (3. Anne, " 28 May 1720 

3. Ebenezer, « 16 July 1714 7. Thomas, " 15 Sept 1731 

4. William, " 1 Sept 1716 | 

No. 29. V C. WILLIAM WHITE, 

a son of the preceding, married Sarah . Their chil- 
dren were, 

1. Ebenezer, born 25 Feb 1742 4. William, born 21 May 1752 

2. Betty, " 22 Nov 1747 5. Job, " 23 June 1758 

3. Sarah, « 28 Feb 1750 

Ebenezer, married Alethea Hollis of Braintree, 2 May, 
1767. Betty, married Salter Soper, 8 Nov. 1765. 



No. 30. V A. Capt. EBENEZER WHITE, 

the youngest son of Thomas White of Weymouth, (No. 1) 
married Hannah, perhaps a daughter of Peregrine White. 
(See Alden, No. 62, and Note.) Their children were, 

1. Ebenezer, born in 1672, graduated at Harv. College in 1692. (See No. 1.) 

2. Hannah, born 5 May 1681, the wife of John Alden. (See as above.) 

3. Abigail, born 3 March 1682 I 5. Experience, born 1 July 1687 

4. Benjamin, " 21 Feb 1684 | 6. Elizabeth, « 9 Nov 1688 



No. 31. There was a Peregrine White, with his wife 
Susannah, who lived in Weymouth, and had one son Bc- 
noni, born 26 Jan. 1685, 



No. 32. There was a Thomas White, with his wife Mary 

22 



no FAMILY MEMORIAL. 

who also lived in Weymouth, and had children, 1. Jona- 
than, born 21 Oct. 1702—2. John, born 26 Sept. 1704—3. 
Thomas, born 5 May, 1707 — 4. Ebenezer, born 21 Dec. 
1709. 



No. 33. There was a Thomas White of Mendon, with his 
wife Mehitable, who were probably natives of Weymouth. 
Their children were, \. JMehitable, born 20 Jan. 1689 — 2. 
Tlwnuis, born 15 April, 1691 — 3. Thankful, born 13 Aug. 
1693—4. Joseph, born 28 Aug. 1695—5. John, born 12 Mar. 
1698—6. Ebenezer, 4 Feb. 1704. Mehitable, wife of Thom- 
as White, died 27 Sept. 1704. His children by his second 
wife Mary, were 7. Daniel, born 18 June, 1708 — 8. Mary, 
born 29 Nov. 1711. 

1 . Mehitable, was married to Benjamin Darling, 1 1 June, 

1708. 2. T/io»i«s, married Margaret . Their children 

were, Dinah, born 19 Dec. 1713 — Mehitable, born 16 Dec. 
1717— Mehitable, born 20 Nov. 1718— Abigail, born 14 
Sept. 1723 — Margaret, born 15 April 1726 — Joseph, born 2 
June, 1729— Susannah, born 19 Sept. 1732. 

Dinah, was married to Samuel Leland of Holliston, 30 
Dec. 1736. Joseph, married Anna Coleson of Holliston, 
26 Sept. 1751. 

4. Joseph, married Abigail Skinner of Oxford, 15 April, 1718. 

5. John, married Sarah Cheney, 28 April, 1720. Their 
children were, Rachel, born 4 April, 1721 — Sarah, born 17 
March, 1729— William, 7 Feb. 1731- Mary, born 25 Aug. 
1734. 



No. 34. There was also a John White, with his wife Sa- 
rah, who lived in Mendon, probably a brother of Thomas. 
Their children were, 1. Sarah, born 5 July, 1700 — 2. John, 
13 March 1702—3. Edward, born 18 July, 1704—4. Eze- 
kiel, born 11 Aug. 1707—5. David, born 28 April, 1810—6. 
Hester, born 16 Aug. 1711. 

John White, 1698, native of Brookline, was ordainedin 
Gloucester, 21 April, 1703, and died 16 Jan. 1760, aged 83. 

Ebenezer White, 1704, native of Dorchester, was or- 
dained in Attleborough, 17 Oct. 1716, and died 4 Sept. 1726. 

Ebenezer White, 1733, native of Brookline, born 29 
March, 1713, and ordained in Norton, now Mansfield. 

[Rev. Dr. Pierce, Brookline. 

^' As to William White, the Plymouth pilgrim, who died 
21 Feb. 1621," says Mr. Farmer, " I could never learn that 
he had more than two children, one born in Europe, when 
he had resolved to embark for the shores of America, and 



FAMILY MEMORIAL. 171 

whom he named Resolved, and the other born after he 
had become a pilgrim and peregrinator on those shores, whom 
he named Peregrine. Mr. White was probably a young 
man when he died, as his children were so young at the 
time of his death, and as his widow was the mother of 
children by a subsequent husband. But this however is 
conjecture." 



No. 35. EDWARD WHITE, 

was one of the early settlers of Dorchester, a distinct fam- 
ily from that commemorated in the foregoing pages. He 
was admitted freeman in 1636. His children were, 

1. James — 2. John — 3. Henry, and probably 4. Peter, 
of Milton. 

No. 36. I JAMES WHITE, 

married Sarah Baker of Dorchester, 22, 12, 1664. Their 

children were, 

1. Sarah, born 8, 9, 1665 

Died 2, 11, 1665. 

2. Tliarikful, born 18, 6, 16G7 

3. Ichabod, " 26 April 1669 

Died 12 May 1669. 

4. John, born 7, 4, 1670 

He married Elizabeth Wilkinson, (a second wife) 13 Feb. 
1696. 

No. 37. VIII A. EDWARD WHITE, 

a son of the preceding, settled in Dorchester, had one child 
Sarah, born 1 March, 1708, and probably others. 



5. Martha, 


born 28 Aug 


1675 


6. James, 


« 29 May 


1679 


7. Richard, 


«« 2 March 


1681 


8. Edward, 


" 4 Aug 


1683 


9. Ebenezer, 


« 3 July 


1685 



No. 38. IX A. EBENEZER WHITE, 

a brother of the preceding, was graduated at Harvard Col- 
lege in 1704 ; ordainedin Attleborough, Mass. 17 Oct. 1716, 
and died 4 Sept. 1726. — [Rev. Dr. Pierce, Brookline. 



No. 39. II JOHN WHITE, 

a son of Edward White, married Mary Swift of Dorchester, 
11, 11, 1663. Their children were, 

1. Susannah, who died 18 June 1678. I 3. Thankful, born 18 Jan 1677 

2. Mary, born 8, 8, 1666 | 



No. 40. HI HENRY WHITE, 

a brother of the preceding, married Mary • Theiir 

children were, 



172 



FAMILY MEMORIAL. 



1. Return, 

2. Josiah, 

3. William. 

4. Submit, 

5. Jei'uslia, 



who died Dec 

born 14 June 

" 7 Feb 

« 9 Dec 

" 19 Feb 



1680 
1(J80 
1684 
1688 
1690 



6. Josiah, 

7. Sarah, 

8. Annah, 

9. Rebecca, 

10. Abigail, 



born 30 Dec 
" 11 Oct 
" 6 June 
« 10 Dec 
" 25 March 



1692 
1693 
1695 
1696 
1698 



No. 41. IV A. SUBMIT WHITE, 

was married to Samuel Bullard, 24 May, 1710. 

No. 42. V A. JERUSHA WHITE, 
wasmarriedto James White Jr. 29 Ap. 1719. (See No. 36, G.) 

[Dorchester Records. 



No. 43. IV. PETER WHITE, 

of Milton, probably a son of Edward White Senr. married 
Rachel . Their children were, 

1. Jolm, born 3 Sept 1683 I Paul died 13 Jan 1695. 

2. Peter, " 20, 12, 1684 6. Paul, born 24 July 1699 

3. George, " 5 Oct 1686 7. Benjamin, " 6 Feb 1701 

4. Sarah, " 21, 10, 1693 I Died 15 Feb 1719. 

5. Paul, " 20 Feb 1694 | 8. Philip, born 26 July 1705 

Rachel, wife of Peter White died 20 Oct. 1732. Peter 
White died 7 xMay, 1743. 

No. 44. VIII A. PHILIP WHITE, 

a son of the preceding, married Mary — 
dren were, 

1. Rachel, born 29 April 1739 1 3. Mary, born 10 Oct 

2. Elipiialet, " 12 Feb 1746 | 

Philip White died 8 April 1752. Mary his widow died 6 
Jan. 1753. — [JMilton Records. 



Their chil- 



1750 



No. 45. JOSEPH WHITE, 

(the grandfather of Mr. Joseph White of Charlcstown, Ms.) 
was said to have been a Captain of a ship of war in the 
English service. He married for his second wife Catharine 
Andrews of Boston, and settled in Boston. Their chil- 
dren were, 1. Josiah — 2. Benjamin — 3. Sarah — 4. Abigail. 

No. 46. JOSIAH WHITE. 

a son of the above, married Sarah Holbrook of Braintree 

in the year 1744, settled in Boston. Their children were, 

1. Sarah, born 6 June 1745, died 13 Oct. 1751. 

2. Elizabeth, b. 27 July 1747 died in 1818. 

3. Abigail, b. 14 Sept 1749, married Jeremiah Niles,son of Judge Nilesof 
Braintree, 3 Nov 1770. 

4. Sarah, b. 19 Oct 1752, living in \Veymouth. 

5. Joseph, b. 27 Feb. 17.55, living in Charlestovvn. 

6. Lucy, b. 20 June, 1758, died . 

7. Mary, b. 12 Jan 1760, wife of Samuel Richards, living in Dedhani. 

Josiah White and his wife died 1776, six weeks apart- 



APPENDIX 



TO THE 



FAMILY MEMORIAL, 



ALDEN. 

Martin Alden, ''whose wife was Mary Kingman. Their chil- 
dren were, Alhert, a bookbinder and an engraver on wood, of 
Lancaster, Caleb Holmes, Mary Kingman, a lovely daughter, 
who died at the age of thirteen years. Timothy, Isaiah, and Mar- 
tin Luther. (See Alden, No. 52.)— [Rev. T. Alden, MS. 



ADAMS. 

William Adams of Braintree, with his wife Ruth had children, 

1. William, born 13 May 1744 I 5. Benjamin, born 2.5 Oct. 1754 

2. Anna, " 26 Aug 1745 | 6. Mary, « 25 Nov 1756 

3. Elisha, " 25 Feb 1751 7. Joanna, " 25 June 1761 

4. Jonathan, « 27 Nov 1753 | 8. Sarah, « 26 July 1762 

He was not a descendant of Henry Adams, (No. 1,) 



Edward Adams, 
of Milton, married Rachel Saunders of Braintree, 11 Sept. 1706, 
and settled in Milton. Their children, 



1. Edward, born 



2. John, " 26 Feb. 1709 

3. Rachel, " 17 June 1711 

4. Seth, « 30 Sept 1713 

5. Nathan, « 28 March 1716 

He married Sarah Bracket, a second wife, 5 Feb. 1729. Ed- 
ward Adams died 22 Sept. 1743. 



6. Samuel, « 5 March 1718 
Died 10 April, 1718. 

7. Patience, born 7 Aug. 1720 
Died 30 Aug. 1720. 

His wife Rachel died 14 Nov. 1727 



Edward Adams, Jr. married Deliverance , and settled in 

Milton. Their children. 



174 



APPENDIX. 



1. Joliii, born 17 June, 

2. Rachel, " 18 Aug 

Died 2 May 1731. 

3. Ruth, bom 15 July 

4. Nathan, " 20 July 

Died 7 July 1739. 

5. Anne, born 29 May 

John Adams, a brother of 
May, 1730, and settled in 
1. Samuel, born 30 Jan 
Died 18 Feb 1731 



1727 
1729 

1731 
1733 

1735 



Anne died 5 July 1730. 

G. Seth, born 14 Sept 1737 

Died 10 July 1739. 

7. Deborah, born 12 June 1740 

8. Deliverance, " 25 Jan 1744 

9. Patience, " IG Dec 1745 



2. Rachel, 

3. John, 

4. Andrew, 

5. Annah, 
C. Seth, 

7. Eliphalct, 



born 6 Jan 

died 12 Aug 

born 12 Aug 

"^ 20 May 

« 3 Dec 

« 23 Feb 



the preceding, married Sarah Swift, 18 
Milton. Their children, 

1731 Eliphalet died 5 Feb 1748 

8. Judith, born 24 Nov 174G 

1732 9. Eliphalet, « 5 Feb 1748 
1735 10. Lemuel, " 1 Dec 1748 
1735 Died Dec 1833. 

1737 11. Sarah, born 81 IMarch 1752 

1740 Died 28 Jan 176G. 

1743 12. Mary, born 21 Dec 1753 



Andrew Adams, a son of the preceding, married Ruth Wads- 
worth, daughter of a Clergyman in that vicinity, and settled first 
in Milton. Their children, 



1. Andrew, 


born 




4. Ruth, 


born 1 July 


17G3 


2. Lucy, 


" 18 Feb 


1759 


5. Lemuel, 


" 15 April 


17G9 


3. John, 


« 23 July 


17G1 


G. Benjamin, 


it 





They afterwards removed to Pelham, N. H. and had one son 
Lewis, born there, from thence they removed to Lancaster, N. 
H. His wife died about 1818 or 19. 

In Lancaster, N. H. 14 April, 1833, died Andrew Adams, 
Esq. aged 98, an officer of the revolution, formerly of Milton, 
Mass. ]Mr. Adams held a Commission under George III. dated 
1761, Coroner "for the County of Suflblk, in our Province of Mas- 
sachusetts Bay." — [Norfolk Advertiser, 31arj 4, 1833. > 



'■'■John Adams, son of the first Henry Adams, went with 
his brother Thomas to Concord, and when the latter re- 
moved to Chehnsford, John probably accompanied him, as 
we find him there in 1654, but after this period I have not 
been able to trace him." — [Mams, JYo. 2. J\\)te. 

"John Bass, the graduate of Harvard College in 1737, 
and the minister of Ashford, Conn, published a "True Nar- 
rative of an unhappy contention in tlie church at Ashford, 
and the several methods to bring it to a period." 4 to. pp. 
28, 1751." (Bass, No. 14.) 

"The late Bishop Hobart of New York, was a descend- 
ant from Capt. Joshua Ilobart." (Hobart, No. 29.) [Farmer. 



Errata. — Copeland, No. 2^, for Lawrancc, read Lurancy. 
Thayer, No. 2--2. llicliard, born 31, 6, 1655, not 1665. 



APPENDIX. 175 

THAYER. 

COPY OF THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF 

THOMAS THAYER. 

(See Thayer, No. 79.) 

I Thomas Thayer of Braintree in the County of Suffolk, in the 
Massachusetts colony of New England, Shoe Maker, being in 
perfect health and memory praysed be God, this 21 of June, A. 
D. 1664 doe make this my last Will and Testament as followcth: 

Imprimis. I give unto my wife Margery, that now is all my 
lands, goods and estate whatsoever, situated, lying and being in 
Braintree aforesaid, during the term and time of her natural life; 
and after her decease, I give and bequeath unto my Sonne Thom- 
as Thayer, his heirs and assigns all that my ground lying and be- 
ing over Monotoquott River within the limits of the said town of 
Braintree with the timber or other wood growing or fallen upon 
the same with other the appurtenances, part of which ground he 
hath already in his possession. 

Item. I give and bequeath unto Ferdinando Thayer my Sonne, 
his heirs and assigns, next and immediately after the decease of 
Margery, my said wife, my house and orchard thereunto belong- 
ing, lying and being in Braintree aforesaid, with all the planting 
ground and pasture lying between the highway and River called 
Monotoquott River aforesaid and on the other side of the high- 
way from the South side of the barne to the end of the lot. 

Further my Will and Mind is that the said Ferdinando my 
Sonne shall have free liberty to cutt, fall and carry away fire wood 
for his and his now wife's own burning of and from my lott called 
20 acre lott for his and his said wife's life. 

Item. I give and bequeath unto my Sonne Sydrach Thayer 
his heirs and assigns, next and immediately after the decease of 
my said wife Margery a parcel of ground in Braintree aforesaid, 
which shall begin at the corner of the Barne, next his Dwelling 
house and shall runne with a straight line to the upper end of 
the lott. 

Item. I give and bequeath 20 acres of land more unto the said 
Sydrach, my sonne, his heirs and assigns, next and immediately 
after the decease of my said wife Margery, which land lycth in 
Braintree aforesaid, next unto the ground of Henry Nealc, pro- 
vided, He, his heirs and assigns permit and suffer my sonne Fer- 
dinando and his now wife to take wood thereof for their own burn- 



176 APPENDIX. 

ing during their natural lives according as is before expressed. 

Item. I give and bequeath all my goods and chattels, unto my 
Grand children to be equally divided among them. 

And lastly, If any of my said children shall appear to be dis- 
contented and murmur at this my last Will and Testament, Then 
my Will and mind is that any such child one or more of them shall 
have but 5s. for their Portion; and the Portion or Portions of any 
such child or children so murmuring and discontented as aforesaid 
shall be equally divided amongst the rest of my children and grand 
children. 

And I do nominate and appoint my said wife Margery and my 

Sonne Ferdinando to be my Executors of this my last Will and 

Testament; and all other former Wills, Testaments and Bequests, 

I do hereby utterly revoke and make void forever by these Presents. 

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the 

day and yeare above written. 

his mark 
THOMAS X THAYER. 
and seal. 
Read, Sealed and Published in presence of tts. 
The mark of Sadrach. 
The mark ofR. B. 
Margery Flint. 
Sarah Saville. 
Ruth Basse. 
At a meeting of the Magistrates and Recorder in Boston 13 
"Sept. 1665, Sarah Saville and Ruth Basse deposed before the Mag- 
istrates and Recorder, that having subscribed their names to this 
Instrument were present on the date thereof and did both see and 
hear the above mentioned Thomas Thayer, to sign, seal and pub- 
lish the same to be his last Will and Testament, that when hee so 
did hee was of a sound and disposing mind to your best knowledge. 

EDWARD RAWSON, Recorder. 
[Sufolk Probate Office, vol. 1, page 458. 



FAMILY MEMOTJIAL 177 

of and 

married and settled in 

(See No. .) 

Their children were, 



ns FAMILY MEMORIAL 

of and 

married and settled in 

(See No. .) 

Tiieir children were, 



Their children were, 



FAMILY MEMORIAL J79 

of and 

(See No. _^ 



married . , , 

and settled m 



itJO FAMILY MEMORIAL. 

of and 

married and settled in 

(See No. .) 

Their children were, 



FAMILY MEMORIAL, 



PART II. 



GENEALOGY 



OF 



EPHRAIM AND SARAH THAYER, 



WITH THEIR 



FOURTEEN CHILDREN; 



FROM THE TIME OF THEIR MARRIAGE TO 1835, WITH 
NOTES OF REFERENCE, &c. AS IN PART FIRST. 



BY EL.ISHA THAVER, 

DKDHAM, MASS. 



" Quos omuls, Deus oninipotens prounigeniti filii sui 
Ac Salvatoiis nostri nieritis, vita sttenia dignetur." 

Dr. Benjamin Thompson. 



HINGHAM : 
J. FARMER PRINTER. 

1835. 



GENEALOGY. 



No. 1. EPHRAIM THAYER, ^-«^/^«-, t^3 ^i^ 

a son of Shadrach and Deliverance Thayer, was born in 
Braintree, Mass. 17, 11, 1669. (See Part l,No. 175, 7.) He 
married Sarah, the youngest daughter of John and Ruth 
Bass, 7 Jan. 1692. (See Bass, No. 11, and Thayer, No. 
181.) Their chiklren were, 

1. Sarah, born 5 Feb 1G93 8. Ruth, born 1 Ai)nl 1704 

a. E|)hraim, » 8 July 1(I!J4 9. Esther, " 24 July 1705 

3. Philip, " 14 April KiOG 10. Naplitali, « 30 Jan 1707 

U. Peter, « 12 July 1708 

12. Priscilla, « 7 March 1710 

I.S.James, " 16 March 1712 

14. Abigail, " 15 Nov 1713 



4. Hannah, " 13 Jan 1008 

S.Joseph, " 28 July KM) 

G. Shadrach, " J8 April 1701 

7. Christoplier, " 4 March 1703 



Sarah, wife of Ephraim Thayer, died 19 Aug. 1751, aged 
79 years and 5 months. 

"1757, June 15. Died Ephraim Thayer, suddenly, in 
the 88 year of his age — occasioned, as is supposed by a vi- 
olent blow in his forehead, with the sharp end of a rail, at 
the barn door, where he was found dead. A great con- 
course of people attended his funeral." — [Church Records. 

When Mr. Thayer was 84 years of age, he married a 
second wife, (Mrs. Mary Kingman, widow.) She was a 
pious, good christian ; and the tradition is, that his chil- 
dren provided for her comfort, in her old age, with dutiful 
attention. 

VERSES, on the death of Mrs. SARAH THAYER, written in the year 
1751. By Edward Chesnian, Braintree. 



Good people all I pray attend, 
To what I've Kot to say, 

Concerning one thafs dead and 
Death EUininon''d her away. 



An ancient handmaid of the Lord, 
The wife of Ephraim Thayer, 

Who lately from us has deceased ; 
Her praise I will declare. 



4 FIRST BRANCH. 

No. 2. SARAH THAYER, 

the oldest child of Ephraini and Sarah Thayer, married 



This person now of whom I write, 
Is worthy of our praise ; [died, 

With God she walked, in Christ she 
She sprung from goodly race. 

Her grand-father, he was a man 

Who did the truth reveal, 
And to defend Christ's kingdom great, 

He burned with holy zeal. 

Like holy Abraham of old, 
Left land and kindred all, 

And wandering up and down, he Avcnt 
Wherever God did call. 

From old England he did come o"'er, 
Where heathen did possess, 

For to enjoy religion pure. 

And God this man did bless : — 

And made him once a ruler here, 

Let's not forget his fame : 
He lived above the age of man, 

John Aldek was his name. 

Her other grand-father, elder was,* 
In Braintree church of (^Id ; 

He lived an holy, honest life, 
To his praise let it be told. 

Also her father was a man 
W'ho lived to good estate ; 

He lived an honest, holy life, 
And died a hopeful saint. 

She wedded was in youthful days. 

To Mr. Ephraim Thayer, 
He lived a good religious life, 

This truth 1 can declare. 

They lovingly together lived, 

And never did provoke — 
But like two lambs they did agree, 

And both pulled in one yoke. 

The time she lived a married life. 
Was fifty-nine years and more — 

The whole time of her pilgrimage, 
Lack'd some months of four-score. 

Also she was a fruitful vine. 

The truth I may relate — 
Fourteen was of her body born. 

And lived to man's estate. 



From those did spring'a nnmeroiis race 
One hundred thirty-two — 

Sixtt/ and six each sex alike. 
As I declare to you. 

And man}' of them went to war, 

"^I'he enemy to suppress. 
And all returned sate home again; 

The Lord this race did bless. 

And one thing more remarkable 
Which here I shall record — 

She'd fourteen children M'ith her 
At the table of the Lord. 

Now the time comes that she must die, 
God calls his handmaid home — 

She obey? his voice most cheerfully. 
Saying Blessed Lord I come. 

Then sending for her children all, 
And connsfclVl them aright, 

For to obey Jehovah's call. 
And serve the Lord of might. 

And having ended thus her work, 
Her breath she did resign — 

Into thy liaiids I do commend 
This spirit, Lord of mine. 

Herweeping friends stood round her bed 
Closed up her eyes of clay — 

Then for her funeral did prepare — 
In dust they did her lay. 

Could you have seen the numerous race 

That did for her lament — 
In number niore_than Jacob had, 

When down to Egypt went. 

Good people all, both far and near, 

Count it a heavy frown. 
When God sends his messenger death. 

To cut the righteous down. 

The nineteenth of August she did die. 
Seventeen hundred fifty-one — 

Her body here in dust doth lie, 
Her soul to r<;st has gone. 

Good people all, attend the call, 

In her decease of late — 
And walk with God as she hath done, 

And he will bless your slate. 



*Dea. Samuel Bass was indeed a candidate for the office of ruling elder, 
and votes were given for him, for Dea. Brackett, and for Mr. Kinsley, but 
Mr. Hancock, in his cent.et'rnion, page 2.3, says, " I suppose IMr. Bnickelt 
and Mr. Bass refusing, the lot fell upon Mr. Kinsley." (See Bass, No. 1.) 



FIRST BRANCH. 5 

Setli Dormaii, 4 Aug. 1715, and settled in Norton. Their 
children were, 

1. Micaiah, born 5 March 1717 4. Rntli, 

2. Sarah, Tj. .Tiiilith, 

3. Mercy, 0. Thebe. 

The widow Sarah Dorman died at Braintree 12 June, 
1753. 

No. 3. I A. MICAIAH DORMAN, 

the only son of the preceding, married Mary, daughter of 
Jonathan Smith of Sudbury, Mass., by whom he had one 
son, 1. Jonathan, born in Mansfield, a non compos mentis, 
who died in Willington, Ct. about 1804. 

His second wife was Charity,* a daughter of Edward 
and Elizabeth White, by whom he had one son, 2. Jabez, 
born 26 April, 1773, who married Eunice Calkins of Mans- 
field, Ct. 19 Feb. 1795. She was born 28 Oct. 1772. They 
lived in Willington till after the death of his father, when 
he removed to Caroline, County of Tompkins, New York, 
where they are still living. They have no child. Mrs. 
Charity Dorman died in Willington about 1783, in the for- 
tieth year of her age. 

His third wife was Eunice Kingsley of Lebanon, Ct. (her 
mother was a Bass.) She died about 1833, at the age, it 
is supposed, of nearly one hundred years. Mr. Dorman 
died 15 Jan. 1809, aged nearly 92 years. 

No. 4. II A. SARAH DORMAN, 

a sister of the preceding, was married very young to a Mr. 
Peabody, and settled in the vicinity of Mansfield, Ct. and 
had by him two sons, John and Isaac, who both afterwards 
had families. They lived very happily together, enjoying 



So fare you well her numerous race, 
These few lines 1 do pen. 

Thai you may seek Jehovah's face, 
And serve the Lord. Amen. 



O sirive to live religious lives, 

And not like Balaam vile, 
Desire to die a righleons deafh, 

And live a life defiled. 

These lines are here perpetuated, more on account of the historical facts 
therein contained, than the style in whicii they are composed. 

*She was a true descendant of Mr. William White, and from the first 
born son of New England. Her grandfather was Edward, a son of Pere- 
grine White, according to the family tradition. Her father was Edward 
White, whose wife was Elizabeth Castel. Their children were, I. Henry, 
who settled in Colebrook, Ct. where his sons are still living. He had one by 
the name of Peregrine. 2. Edward, who had a son Edward, a grandson 
Edward, and an lEdward of the next generation. 8. Abijali — 4. Royal — 
5. Charity — B.Eunice, whose husband was Samuel Perry, .lahez Dor- 
man's wife had an uncle James Dunhan, whose v*'il'c was Experience 
White, of the same descent. 



6 FIRST BRANCH. 

the Love of God and of each other. They both died in one 
hour and were buried in one grave. — [J. Dorman, MS. 



No. 5. Ill A. MERCY DORMAN, 

a sister of the preceding, was married to Benjamin Porter 
of Braintree, 20 Nov. 1744, where they lived a number of 
years. They afterwards removed to Wendell, Mass. 
Their children were, 



1. Micaiah, 


born 2G April 


1745 


G. 


Seth, born C Feb 


1755 


2. Eli, 


" 25 JMarch 


1747 




Died 27 April same year 




3. Ruth, 


« 26 Oct 


1748 


7. 


Daniel, born 21 Oct 


1757 


4. William, 


« 15 Aug 


1750 


8. 


Noah, « 21 July 


1700 


5. Job, 


« 24 April 


1753 









Mr. Benjamin Porter died at Wendell, in 1793. 

No. 6. I B. MICAIAH PORTER, 

a son of the preceding, was graduated at Brown Universi- 
ty in 1775. He married Elizabeth, the eldest daughter of 
Capt. Isaac Gallup of Voluntown, Ct. (part of which is now 
Sterling,) Nov. 1781, the evening after his ordination. She 
was descended from Capt. John Gallup,* killed in the 
" Naraganset swamp fight," of 1675. — [Goodrich's Hist. U. 
S. 41, 35 edit. She is now living at Plainfield, N. H. 
Their children were, 

1. Isaac, born 11 Oct 1783 5. An Infant, born Feb 1794 

2. William, " 11 Feb 1785 Died same month. 

Died 13 Nov 181G. G.John, born 25 Jan 1795 

3. Benjamin, born 11 May 1788 7. Jabcz, " Dec 1797 

4. Phebe, " 11 March 1790 8. Martha, " Feb 1799 

Rev. Micaiah Porter died 4 Sept. 1829. 

After completing his theological studies with the Rev. 
Dr. Levi Hunt of Preston, Ct. Mr. Porter travelled through 
the Southern States as a preacher, and occasionally preach- 
ed to the army in Virginia. He was settled in the minis- 
try at Voluntown in 1781, where he remained the pastor 
of the first church and society until Aug. 1800, when that 
relation was dissolved. After supplying vacant places for a 
few years, he was installed pastor of the first church and 
society in Plainfield, 17 July, 1805. He was able to per- 
form ministerial labours till within four or five years of 
his death. 

Mr. Porter possessed a mind well stored with various in- 
formation — easy and affable in his manners — of great con- 
versational powers, and was endowed with an ardent evan- 

*The murder of Mr. John Oldham, by the Indians, was avenged by Mr. 
John Gallup, in Aug. 1G3G. — [Hist, of U. S. 



FIRST BRANCH. 7 

gelical spirit, with an easy flow of speech, well adapted to 
extemporaneous speaking. f 

No. 7. I C. ISAAC PORTER, M. D. 

graduated at Brown University 1808, and at Dartmouth 
received a Medical degree in 1814, commenced the prac- 
tice of Medicine at Lebanon, N. H. in 181G, removed to 
Charlton, Mass. where he continued till 1825, when he re- 
moved to Boston, where he still resides. 

He married Amey, daughter of Capt. William Potter of 
Cranston, R. I. 11 June, 1817. She was descended from 
one who received the Charter from Charles II. with Roger 
Williams and others. Their children are, 1 . William Mi- 
caiah, born 18 March, 1818 — 2. Joseph Kennicutt Potter, 
born 25 July, 1819—3. Phebe Rebecca, born 5 April, 1824 
—4. Isaac Gallup, born 21 Aug. 1827. 



No. 8. II C. WILLIAM PORTER, 

was an Instructer of youth, in which he spent four years 
in Freetown and vicinity, until his health declined, in which 
state he continued four years and died at his father's house 
in Plainfield, in the 32 year of his age. 

No. 9. Ill C. Dr. BENJAMIN PORTER, 

commenced the practice of Medicine at Northfield, Vt. in 
1816. He married Sophia K. Fulerton, 9 June 1822. Mrs. 
Porter was born 3 July, 1801. Their children are, 

1. Elizabeth P. born 17 March 1823 [ 3. Ewcn, born 24 April 1820 

2. Edward, " 24 April 182G | 4. Benjamin F. " 20 April 1833 



No. 10. IV C. PHEBE PORTER, 

an eminent and devout christian died unmarried, 24 June, 
1819, in the 29 year of her age. 



No. 11. VIC. JOHN PORTER, M. D. 

received his Medical Degree at Dartmouth College in 1820, 
and settled at Duxbury, Mass. He married Ann, the young- 
est daughter of John and Lucy Thomas of Marshfield, 1 9 
July, 1829. Their children are, 
1. John Thomas, born 27 Aug 1830 | 2. George K. born t) Feb 1833 



No. 12. VII C. JABEZ PORTER, 

lives in Plainfield with his surviving parent, " following 

the directions of St. Paul, preferring a single state." 



8 FIRST BRANCH. 

No. 13. VIII C. MARTHA PORTER, 

was married to the Rev. Charles Walker, 8 Aug. 1827. 
Rev. Charles Walker was born at Ringe, N. H. 21 Nov. 
1795; was graduated at Dartmouth College, Aug. 1823; 
was ordained at New Ipswich, 28 Feb. 1827. Their chil- 
dren were, 

1. Charles Porter, born 12 Nov 1828 [ Henry L. died 11 June 1833 

2. Henry Lankton, " 29 Apr 1830 | 3. Henry Lankton, b. 23 Mar 183;3 

Mrs. Walker died 30 July, 1834, leaving her friends to 
mourn her premature departure, in the 36ih year of her 
age. She had made a profession of religion in 1817. 



No. 14. IV A. RUTH DORMAN, 

a daughter of Seth and Sarah Dorman, married David 
Vinton, (See French, No. 22, 3,) and lived in Braintree 
and Stoughton, and afterwards removed to Willington, 
Conn, where they spent their days. Their children were, 



1. j\Iarv, born 27 Oct 


1748 


7. Ruth, 


born 21 Sept 


1761 


2. Samuel, " 9 Oct 


1750 


8. Sarah, 


" 6 July 


1763 


Died 14 Dec. 1751. 




9. Naomi, 


" 17 IMarch 


1765 


a Elizabeth, born 27 Feb 


1752 


10. William, 


" 21 Jan 


1767 


4. Samuel, " 7 Sept 


1754 


11. Azubah, 


" 1 April 


1769 


5. Seth, « 6 June 


1756 


12. Phebe, 


" 3 Feb 


1772 


a David, " 18 March 1759 









No. 15. IB. MARY VINTON, 

a daughter of the preceding, married John Howard of 
Braintree, about 1767. They afterwards lived in Stough- 
ton and had two children. 1. Mary — 2. Zilpah. 

No. 16. I C. MARY HOWARD, 

married William Hall, and settled in Stoughton. Their 
children were, 1. William — 2. John — 3. Nathan — 4. Joseph 
— 5. Benjamin. 

Her second husband was William Page, and their chil- 
dren, 6. Mary — 7. Catharine. 



No. 17. II B. ZILPAH HOWARD. 

married William Linfield 3d of Randolph about 1789. 
Their children were, 1. William — 2. Zeno — 3. Ephraim — 4. 
Noble — 5. a daughter — 6. Jefferson. William and Ephraim 
died young. 

No. 18. II C. ZENO LINFIELD, 

married Angelina, daughter of Simeon Thayer, late of 

Randolph. (See Thayer No 29, 1.) Their children are. 



FIRST BRANCH. 9 

1. Angelina, born 7 May 1819 l 3. Henry Thayer, born 25 Aug 1831 

2. Isaac Newton, " 17 Aug 1821 | 



No. 19. VI C. JEFFERSON LINFIELD, 

married Eliza Sprague, and settled in Randolph. Tlieir 

children are 1 William — 2 Mary Zilpah. 



No. 20. Ill B. ELIZABETH VINTON, 

a daughter of David and Ruth Vinton, married James 
Niles of Braintree, about 1771. 

No. 21. IV B. SAMUEL VINTON, . 

a brother of the preceding, married Hannah Allen of Stongh- 
ton, about 1775. They removed to Stafford, Ct. and af- 
terwards to the County of Onondago, N. Y. 

No. 22. V B. SEtITTiNTON, 

a brother of the preceding settled at Willington, Ct. 



No. 23. VI B. DAVID VINTON, 

a brother of the preceding, settled at Stafford, Ct. where 
he spent his days, and was buried. 

No. 24. VII B. RUtITvINTON, 

a sister of the preceding, married Shadrach Thayer, and 
settled at Monson, Mass. (See Sixth Branch, No. 111.) 



No. 25. VIII B. SARAH VINTON, 

a sister of the preceding, married Stephen Cross. Their 
children were, 

1. Hannah, born 26 Aug 1779 

2. a Son, " 10 March 1782 

Died same year. 

3. a Daughter, born 7 March 1783 

Died same year. 

4. Polly, born 26 Feb 1784 

5. Stephen, " 26 Jan 1787 

Died 2 April 18-33. 

6. Amos, born 29 Oct 1787 





Died May 1791. 




T 


Sally, born 16 Feb 


1792 


8. 


Lyman, " 9 Nov 


1794 


9. 


Cyrus, " 16 April 


1797 


10. 


Lucinda, " 17 Jan 
Died March 1802. 


1800 


11. 


Eli, born 8 Aug 


1803 


12. 


Porter, « 15 July 


1807 



No. 26. IX B. NAOMI VINTON, 

married Nathan Lilly, and settled in Mansfield, Ct. 



No. 27. XI B. AZUBAH VINTON, 

married John Fuller, and settled in Vi^illington, Ct. 



No. 28. XII B. PHEBE VINTON, 
married a Mr. Root, and removed to Ohio. 

24 



10 SECOND BRANCH. 

No. 29. V A. JUDITH DORMAN, 

a daughter of Seth and Sarah Dorman, married Lsaac Lov- 
ell of Weymouth, 12 Jan. 1738, and settled in Mansfield, 
Ct. They had three sons, Isaac, Seth and David. Isaac 
was a deacon of the Baptist Church. 



No. 30. PHEBE DORMAN, 

a daughter of Seth and Sarah Dorman, married Martin 
Dorsent, and settled in Keene, N. H. 



SECOND BRANCH. 
No. 1. EPHRAIM THAYER, Jr., 

married Mary, daughter of Thomas Copeland, 1 April, 
1718. (See Copeland, No. 2,) and settled in Braintree. 
Their children were, 

1. Ephraim, born 29 March 1720 

Died 22 May 1720. 

2. Mehitable, born 17 April 1722 

Died 9 June 1731. 

3. Mary, born 27 April 1725 



William, born 9 July 1727 
Died 25 June 1731. 

Ephraim, born 6 Oct 1730 
Died 30 June 1731. 



No. 2. Ill A. MARY THAYER, 

the only surviving child of the above, married James Pack- 
ard of North Bridgewater. (Cary says his father was 
"James Packard, who married a Keith, was one of the first 
deacons in the North Parish, had two sons, James and Reu- 
ben, and three daughters, Kezia, Jemima, and Rebecca. 
Kezia married Nehemiah Lincoln — Jemima married Icha- 
bod Edson — Rebecca married Ensign Luke Perkins. Dea. 
James Packard died 1765, aged 75. 

1. James, married a Thayer, (as above,) they went to the 
westward. 2. Reuben, married a Perkins ; they removed 
to Hebrom, Me." p. 25.) 

The children of James and Mary Packard, were, 

1. Luke, I 5. Eve, 

2. James, | 6. Contentment, 

3. Israel, 7. Mary. 

4. Ephraim, I 

No. 3. I B. LUKE PACKARD, 

married, but where he settled is not known. 



SECOND BRANCH. 11 

No. 4. II B. JAMES PACKARD, 

married a Churchill, and had one daughter Keziali, and 

perhaps other children. 



No. 5. IV B. EPHRAIM PACKARD, 

married Charity, oldest daughter of Capt. David Packard. 

[Cary, p. 21. 
It has been said, they had nine children. They remov- 
ed from Bridgewater, probably with the rest of the family. 

No. 6. V B. EVE~PACKARD, 

married Benjamin Robinson of East Bridgewater. Their 
children were, 

1. Anna, I 5. Kilbourne, 

2. Deborah, | G. Mary, 

3. Susannah, j 7. Hodijah. 

4. Benjamin, I 

No. 7. I C. ANNA ROBINSON, 

married Uriah Brett, and settled in E. Bridgewater. Their 

children were, 1. Diana — 2. Sidney — 3. Royal — 4. Sarah. 



No. 8. II C. DEBORAH ROBINSON, 
married John Alden, and settled in Minot, Me. Their chil- 
dren were, I. Benjamin — 2. Mary — S. Alvina — 4. Charles. 



No. 9. Ill C. SUSANNAH ROBINSON, 

married Ichabod Keith, and settled in E. Bridgewater. 

Their children were, I. Edwin — 2. Eleanor — 3. Francis 
— 4. Ralph— 5. Mary. 



No. 10. IV C. BENJAMIN ROBINSON, 

married Mary Packard. Their children were, 1. Benjamin 

R.— 2. James L.— 3. Elijah P.— 4. Mary. 



No. 11. V C. KILBOURN ROBINSON, 

lives in East Bridgewater, unmarried. 



No. 12. VI C. MARY ROBINSON, 
married a Mr. Bradbury, and settled in the State of Maine. 
Their children were, 1. Edward — 2. Malinda — 3. Jane. 
She has since married a man by the name of Kerrick. 



No. 13. VII C. HODIJAH ROBINSON, 

married Sylvia Orr. Their children were, 1. Lucy Ann 

— 2. Herbert. 



12 THIRD BRANCH. 

No. 14. VIE. CONTENTxMENT PACKARD, 

married Isaac, son of Eliphalet Kingman. — [See Cary, p. 19, 
They had a son Robert, and perhaps other children. 



No. 15. VII B. iMARY PACKARD, 

a sister of the preceding, married a Prince, and it is said 
had a large family. 



THIRD BRANCH. 

No. 1. PHILIP THAYER, 

a son of Ephraim and Sarah Thayer, married Mary Wil- 
son of Braintree, 1 April, 1718, and settled in Braintree, 
afterwards removed to Norton or Mansfield. Their chil- 
dren were, 

1. Sarah, bom 17 Nov 1719 

2. Elisha, " 27 Nov 1721 

3. Philip, baptized 1724 



4. Ephraim, 

5. John, 

6. Christopher. 



No. 2. I A. SARAH THAYER, 

married Stephen Grover. Their children were, 1. Judith 
— 2. Sarah — 3. Jedidiah. 



1. Anna, 


born 1 April 1763 


8, Archippus, 


2. Ebenezer, 


" 21 March 1765 


9, Al)igaii, 


3. Susannah, 


" 11 July 1767 


10. Rachel, 


4. Isaac, 


« 31 Aug 1769 


11. David, 


5. Zenas, 


" 21 Dec 1771 


]2. Jonathan, 


6. Lois, 


« 6 March 1774 


13. Sylvia, 


7. Jacob, 


" 22 April 1777 





No. 3. II A. ELISHA THAYER, 

married Anna Grover, and settled in Mansfield, Mass. 
Their children were, 

* ' 'born 30 Mar 1779 
" 2 Sept 1781 
" 21 Sept 1784 
" 9 Sept 1786 

The 4 first, the 6th, the 9th and lOth, are dead — the 5th 
and 8th are supposed to be dead. 

No. 4. Ill B. SUSANNAH THAYER, 
married Scott Fuller, and had one child Caleb, and per- 
haps others. 

No. 5. IV B. ISAAC THAYER, 

was said to have married and had one child. 

No. G. VI B. LOIS THAYER, 

married Levi Lane, and settled at Mansfield. Their chil- 



THIRD BRANCH 13 

dreii were, 1. Lyman — 2. Lewis — 3. Lois — 4. Levi — 5. 
Granville. 

No. 7. V C. GRANVILLE LANE, 

married Roxana Wilber, and settled at Somerset, Mass. 

Tlieir children were, 1. Mary — 2. an Infant. 



No. 8. VII B. JACOB THAYER, 

married Mary Anne Malonia, and settled in West Stock- 
bridge, Mass. Their children were, 1. Gilbert — 2. George 
— 3. Ebenezer — 4. Mary Anne — 5. Atnanda Maria. 



No. 9. VIII B. ARCHIPPUS THAYER, 

it was said married, but where he settled is not known. 
He is supposed to be dead. 



No. 10. IX B. ABIGAIL THAYER, 

married Ezekiel Fuller, and settled in Attleborough, Mass. 
Their children were, 1. Hiram — 2. Alfred — 3. Ezekiel — 4. 
Tisdale— 5. Guilford— 6. William~7. Sylvia. 



No. 11. XI B. DAVID THAYER, 

is living in Attleborough, unmarried. 



No. 12. XII B. JONATHAN THAYER, 

married Keziah Turner, and settled in Worcester, N. Y. 
They had one son William. 

His second wife was Nancy Bates. 

No. 13. XII B. SYLVIaTtHAYER, 

married George Brooks, and settled at Mansfield, Mass. 



No. 41. IV A. EPHRAIM THAYER, 

a son of Philip and Mary Thayer, went to sea when quite 
young, returned to England and connected himself with 
the British Navy. It is said, that by his perseverance and 
good conduct, in the service of his sovereign, he was pro- 
moted from grade to grade, until he was appointed Admi- 
ral of one of His Majesty's fleets. He came to this coun- 
try and visited his friends not long before the American 
Revolution. 



No. 15. V A. JOHN THAYER, 

a brother of the preceding, married Rachel Skinner. Their 
children were, 1. Ephraim — 2. John — 3. James. 



14 FOURTH BRANCH. 

No. 16. VI A. CHRISTOPHER THAYER, 

a brother of the preceding, married Bathsheba Skinner. 
Their children were, 1. Christopher — 2. Bathsheba — 3. 
Sally — 4. Perne, 



FOURTH BRANCH. 

No. 1. HANNAH THAYER, 

a daughter of Ephraini and Sarah Thayer, married Na- 
thaniel Blanchard,* and settled in Braintree. Their chil- 
dren were, 

1. Ephraim, born 18 March 1725 I 5. Nathaniel, born 19 April 1734 

2. Sarah, " 8 April 1727 | 6. Nehemiah, « 10 Feb 1736 

3. Hannah, " 1 March 1729 7. Joseph, « 24 Jan 1739 

4. Abigail, « 28 Aug 1731 | 

Her second husband was William Noyes, married 8 May, 
1765. 

No. 2. I A. EPHRAIM BLANCHARD, 

a son of the preceding, married Polly Hall. Their chil- 
dren were, 

1. Elizabeth, 1 5. Polly, 

2. Ephraim, bora 1754 \ 6. Lucy, 

3. Abigail, " 3 July 1759 l 7. Chloe. 

4. Joseph, I 

His second wife was Anna Capen, married 3 Jan. 1779. 
8. Joseph, born 16 Feb. 1781. (See 8 Branch, No. 42.) 

Ephraim Blanchard died 3 April, 1797, aged 72 years 15 
days. Anna, widow of Ephraim Blanchard, died 15 Oct. 
1808, aged 72. 

No. 3. I B. ELIZABETH BLANCHARD, 

married Bartholomew Thayer, in 1789, and settled in Pe- 
terborough, N. H. (See 11 Branch, No. 1, 12.) 



No. 4. II B. EPHRAIM BLANCHARD, Jr., 

married Sarah Hayden of Braintree, 9 Jan. 1 783, and settled 

at Braintree, and died in Oct. 1805, without issue. 

* Nathaniel Blanchard was probably born in Weymouth, a son of Na- 
thaniel and Dorothy Blanchard, who afterwards settled in Braintree. 

Their children born in Braintree were, Hannah, born 14 Marcii, 1710 — 
Mary, born 22 Feb. 1713— John, born 22 March, 1715. 

There was a Nathaniel Blanchard of Weymouth, in 16G2.— [Farmer. 



FIFTH BRANCH. 



15 



No. 5. VI B. LUCY BLANCIIARD, 

married John Blaisdel, and had three children, 1. Abigail 
— 2. Ephraim — 3. Thomas Penniman. 



No. 6. VIII B. JOSEPH BLANCHARD, 

the son of Ephraim and Anna Blanchard, married Dorothy, 
a daughter of Seth Spear, 31 May 1804, and settled in 
Quincy. Mrs. Blanchard was born 16 Sept. 1778. Their 
children were, 

1. Mary Adams, born 27 Feb 1805 I 3. William Prior, born 30 Jai> 1814 

2. Hiram Washington, b. 7 Jan 1811 | 

Mrs Blanchard died 30 Jan. 1822, aged 43 years 8 mos. 
Mr. Blanchard died 8 Aug. 1825, aged 44 years, 6 months. 

No. 7. I C. MARY ANN BLANCHARD, 
married Charles Breck of Quincy, 2 May, 1827, and settled 
in Milton. They have one child, Mary Elizabeth, born 26 
May, 1829. 



No. 8. HI A. HANNAH BLANCHARD, 

perhaps a daughter of Nathaniel and Hannah Blanchard, 
married Clement Hayden of Braintree, 26 Nov. 1762. 



FIFTH BRANCH. 

No. 1. JOSEPH THAYER, 

a son of Ephraim and Sarah Thayer, married Sarah Faxon 
of Braintree, 16 Dec. 1725. Their children were. 



1727 3. Mehitable, born 19 Sept 1730 

1728 4. Sarah, " 17 April 1732 
5. Abigail, « 20 Oct 1733 

His second wife was Eunice Ludden, married 16 Nov. 
1738. 



1. Joseph, born 1 INlay 

2. Sarah, " 1 Dec 

Died 11 Oct 1730. 



6. Huldah, born 12 Aug 1739 

Died 19 April 1752. 

7. Reuben, born 27 Jan 1741 

8. Timothy, « 17 Oct 1743 

Died 23 July 1749. 

9. Eunice, born 3 July 1745 



10. Betty, born 25 March 1747 

Died 11 May 1749. 

11. Timothy, 2d born 4 March 1748 

12. Betty, 2d " 23 May 1751 

Died 4 April 1752. 



No. 2. I A. JOSEPH THAYER, Jr., 
married Zilpah Lane, and settled in Stoughton. 



His sec- 



16 FIFTH BRANCH. 

ond wife was Sarah Richards. Mr. Thayer died in Jan. 
1818, without issue. Mrs. Thayer afterwards married Dea. 
Zacheus Thayer of Randolph. (See 11 Branch, No. 11.) 



No. 3. IV A. SARAH THAYER, 

a sister of the preceding, married Moses, son of Ephraim 
and Moses Jones. (See Copeland, No. 57, 2.) They had 
one son, 1. Moses, born 30 May, 1759. Mr. Jones married 
a second wife Dorothy. Their children were. 



Abialiain, 


born 4 Dec 


1700 


Joseph, 


born J 2 Feb 


1766 


Sarah, 


" 26 Dec 


1762 


Prudence, 


" 7 Jan 


1768 


Jolin, 


" 3 June 


1764 


Mary, 


" 10 Feb 


1770 



Sarah was the wife of Capt. William Thayer. (13 Branch, 

No. 30.) 



No. 4. V A. ABIGAIL THAYER, 

a sister of the preceding, married Christopher Capen of 
Stoug-hton, (now Canton.) (See 8 Branch, No. 42.) 

No. 5. VII A. REUBEN THAYER, 

a brother of the preceding, married Sarah Linfield of Brain- 
tree, 17 Sept. 1768, and settled at Braintree. Their chil- 
dren were, 

1. Caleb, born 5 Aug 1770 I 3. Joseph, born 25 Aug 1785 

2. Timothy, " 2 Feb 1773 | 

No. 6. I B. CALEB THAYER, 

a son of the preceding, married a Tileston, and setttled in 
Sterling, Conn. They had six or more children. 



No. 7. II B. TIMOTHY THAYER, 
a brother of the preceding, married and settled in Provi- 
dence, R. I. where he died, leaving several children. 



No. 8. IX A. EUNICE THAYER, 

the surviving daughter of Joseph and Eunice Thayer, mar- 
ried John Wales, ^29 Aug. 1772. (See Wales, No. 15, 8.) 
They had one son, 1. John, born 25 Oct 1774. Her sec- 
ond husband was Jonathan Curtis of Stoughton, married 
about 1785, by whom she had one son, 2. Jonathan, born 
22 Oct. 1786. Mrs. Curtis died March, 1808. 

No. 9. I B. Capt. JOHN WALES, 

son of the preceding, married Olive Pendergrass, and settled 



SIXTH BRANCH. 17 

in Randolph. Mrs. Wales was born 4 Dec. 1774. Their 
children were, 1. Olive, who died about the year 1804 — 2. 
Varrannes — 3. ApoUos. 

No. 10. II C. VARRANNES WALES, 
married Maria, a daughter of Capt. Thomas White of Ran- 
dolph, and have one son John. 

No. n. inc. APPOLLOS WALES, 

married Lucinda Faxon of Randolph. 



No. 12. II B. JONATHAN CURTIS, Jr., 
was graduated at Dartmouth College in 1 81 1 ; was settled in 
the ministry at Epsom, N. H. 22 Feb. 1815 ; dismissed 1 
Jan. 1825, settled in Sharon, Mass. 12 Oct. 1825 ; dismiss- 
ed in 1834, and .settled in Pittsfield, N. H. 1 Oct. 1834. He 
married Betsey Barker of Concord, N. H. Their children 
were. 



1. Jonathan Strong, b. 23 Dec 1817 

Died 14 Feb 1819. 

2. Sarah Barker, born 28 Sept 1819 
a Jona. Strong, 2tl b. 11 June 1821 
4. Thos,W.Thonipson,b. 18Apr 1823 



5. Mary Kent, born 28 Dec 1825 
G. Elizabeth, « 24 Jan 1828 

7. Theodore Aldeii, b. 23 Jan 1831 

8. Ellen Annette, b. 23 March 1833 



SIXTH BRANCH. 

No. 1. SHADRACH THAYER, 

a son of Ephraim and Sarah Thayer, married Rachel, a 

daughter of Samuel and Anna White of Braintree, 2 May, 

1723. (See White, No. 14, 8, first part.) Their children 

were, 

1. Uriah, born 1.5 Oct 1724 | 3. Noah, born 30 Dec 1727 

2. Jonathan, " 31 Jan 172G | 4. Rachel, " 1 April 1730 

Mr. Thayer died 17 Feb. 1783, in the 82 year of his age. 

No. 2. I A. URIAH THAYER, 

married Deborah Copeland of Braintree. (See Copeland, 

No. 12.) Their children were. 



1. Ebenezer, born 27 July 1749 

2. Uriah, " 22 Dec 1750 

3. Deborah, " 25 May 1752 

4. Rachel, " 15 Feb 1754 
Died unmarried 29 Jan 1798, ve. 44 

5. Mary, born 7 Oct 1755 

6. Samuel White, " 4 June 1757 

7. David, « 18 Jan 1759 

25 



8. Abner, 

9. Hannah, 

10. Abner, 2d., 

11. Titus, 

12. Stephen, 

13. Ezra, 

14. Betsey, 



born 28 Sept 


1760 


« 16 July 


1762 


« 31 May 


1764 


" 26 Jan 


1766 


" 11 Nov 


1768 


« 25 Jan 


1770 


<' 5 May 


1773 



18 SIXTH BRANCH. 

Mr. Thayer filed 10 March, 1797, ag-ed 72 years 5 months, 
nearly. Mrs. Thayer died 21 Oct. 1805. 

No. 3. I B. EBENEZER THAYER, 

married Deborah Wild of Braintree, 15 Sept 1770. Their 
children were, 1. Deborah, born 25 May, 1772 — 2. Char- 
lotte — 3. Samuel — 4. Ebenezer. His second wife was 
Lydia West, married about 1779. Their children were, 
5. Elihu, born 7 Aug 1784 | 6. Lydia, born 15 March 1787 

Mr. Thayer died 4 April, 1800, aged 50 years 8 months. 
All the children of his first wife died young, except the 
oldest. 

No. 4. I C. DEBORAH THAYER, 

married Zenas Packard, a son of Simeon Packard, and 
grandson of Zacheus Packard of North Bridgewater, (see 
Alden, No. 36, first part,) and settled in N. Bridgewater. 
Mr. Packard was born 22 May, 1771. Their children were, 



1. Deborah, born 9 Jan 1795 

2. Charlotte, " 2 Oct 1796 

3. Zenas, " 29 March 1798 

4. Hosea, " 19 March 1800 

5. Rachel, " 12 Sept 1803 



6. Benjamin Alden, b. 5 Sept 1806 

7. Mary Perkins, b. 8 May 1808 

8. Lorenzo Emerson, b 6 Aug 1810 

9. Horatio, born 26 Feb 1813 

10. Lydia Thayer, b. 21 April 1815 



No. 5. I D. DEBORAH PACKARD, 

married Samuel Holmes, and settled in East Bridgewater. 
Mr. Holmes was born 25 Aug. 1793. Their children were. 



5. Mary Perkins, born 19 Jan 1822 
Died 13 Aug 1825. 

6. Abner Hay den, born 11 Dec 1823 

7. Thomas Ellis, " 16 Jan 1828 
Died 21 March same year. 

Mr. Holmes died 17 Dec. 1827. 



1. Alpheus, born 11 July 1814 

2. Deborah, « 28 May 1816 

3. Elizabeth, « 12 April 1818 

4. Sara'l Martin, « 15 March 1820 



No. 6. H D. CHARLOTTE PACKARD, 

married Joseph Wild of Braintree, and settled in North 
Bridgewater. Their children were, 

1. Zenas Packard, born 16 Oct 1818 | Susan Ann, died 7 Jan 1824. 

2. Joseph Allen, « 23Mar 1820 1 5. Deborah, born 2 Oct 1824 

3. Charlotte Temple," 2 Oct 1821 6. Susan A, Coburn, b. 2 Mar 1827 

4. Susan Ann, " 23 Mar 1823 1 7. Benjamin, born 15 March 1829 



No. 7. HI D. ZENAS PACKARD, Jr., 
married Jerusha, daughter of Isaac and Esther Norton, 
(see first part, Thayer, No. 21,4,) and settled in North 
Bridgewater. Their children were, 



SIXTH BRANCH. 



19 



1. Jei'usha, born 13 Mar 1822 

2. Betsey French, " 16 Apr 1823 

3. Benjamin, " 23 Mar 1825 



4. Ezekiel Reed 

5. Hermon, 



born 13 Oct 1827 
" 26 Nov 1830 



No. 8. IV D. HOSEA PACKARD, 

married Roxana Holmes, and settled North Bridgewater. 

Their children were, 

1819 I Henry died 25 Aug 1828. 

1821 I 5. Ebenezer, born 24 March 1828 
1824 I 6. Jerome Henry, born 16 Aug 1830 
1825 



1. Celia, born 24 Feb 

2. Hosea, " 4 Apri 

3. Roxana, " 21 Sept 

4. Henry, " 3 Dec 



No. 9. VI D. BENJAMIN A. PACKARD, 

married Rhoda Packard, and settled in North Bridgewater. 

Their children were, 

1. Benj. Witislow, b. 5 Sept 1829 | 2. Andrew Franklin, b. 13 Mar 1831 



No. 10. VII D. MARY P. PACKARD, 

married William Lewis, and settled in North Bridgewater. 
Mr. Lewis was born Aug. 1802. Their child, 1. Mary Eliz- 
abeth, born 1 Oct. 1831. 



No. 11. II B. URIAH THAYER, 

the second son of Uriah and Deborah Thayer, married 
Phebe Hayden, and settled in Braintree. Their children 
were, 



born 31 Jan 1782 



1. Phebe, 

2. Uriah, " 13 March 1784 

3. Rachel, " 21 Jan 1786 

4. Charlotte « 25 Aug 1788 

5. Ephraim, « 31 May 1791 

6. Sally, " 22 June 1793 

Mr. Thayer, died 22 April, 1 805, in the 55 year of his age. 



7. Joseph, born 16 March 1796 

8. Thomas, died in infancy. 

9. William H. born 3 Aug 1799 

10. Relief, « 7 Feb 1802 

11. Albert, « 26 March 1804 



No. 12. II C. URIAH THAYER, 

married Thankful, daughter of Lieut. Peter Dyer, and 
grand-daughter of Zachariah Thayer. (See first part, 
Thayer, No. 55, 10.) Their children were, 

1. Thankful, born 7 Feb 1807 I 5. Elias, born 10 April 1815 

2. Uriah, " 31 Dec 1808 | 6. Rachel, 

3. David, " 8 April 1811 I 7. Richmond, 

4. Warren, " 11 March 1813 | 8. Elias Appleton. 



No. 13. I D. THANKFUL THAYER, 

married Titus Thayer, 2d. son of Stephen Thayer. 
No. 64.) 



(See 



20 SIXTH BRANCH. 

No. 14. Ill C. RACHEL THAYER, 

a daughter of Uriah and Phebe Thayer, married William 
Cleverly, (now Coolidge,) and settled in Quincy. Mr. Coo- 
lidge was born 26 July, 1787. Their children were, 

1. Phebe Thayer, born 17 Mar 1805 

2. Wilham Beals, " 30 Aug 1807 

3. Charles, " 9 July 1809 



4. Lucy Ann, born 3 Aug 1812 

Died June 1813. 

5. Lucy Ann. 



No. 15. I D. PHEBE T. COOLIDGE, 

married Ebenezer Richards, and settled in Weymouth. 

Their children were, 1. Charles Newcomb — 2. xmknoivn 
— 3. Ebenezer — 4. George. 



No. 16. II D. WILLIAM B. COOLIDGE, 
married Maria Tirrell, and settled in Weymouth. 



No. 17. V D. LUCY ANN COOLIDGE, 
married Prince Nash, and settled in Weymouth. 



No. 18. IV C. CHARLOTTE THAYER, 

a daughter of Uriah and Phebe Thayer, married Samuel 
Newcomb, and settled in Braintree. Mr. Newcomb born 
15 Oct 1786. Their children were, 

I.Charlotte, born 11 Sept 1807 I 4. Mary Ann, born Sept 1814 

2. Nathaniel, " 16 May 1810 I 5. Abigail, " May 1819 

3. Samuel Gardner, b. June 1813 6. Francis Henry, " Feb 1831 

Died Sept 1814. I 

No. 19. I D. CHARLOTTE NEWCOMB, 

married Capt. Levi White, and settled in Braintree. Their 

children were, 1. Levi — 2. Southerland Douglas — 3. an 

infant. 



No. 20. II D. NATHANIEL NEWCOMB, 

married Harriet, daughter of Lemuel Bent, and settled in 
Braintree. They have one child, Harriet, born in 1833. 

No. 21. V C. EPHRAIM THAYER, 

a son of Uriah and Phebe Thayer, married Salome Burrill 
of Weymouth, and settled in Braintree. Their children 
were, 1. Salome — 2. Nancy Ann — 3. Charles Henry. 
Mr. Thayer died of consumption, 22 Nov. 1832. 



No. 22. VI C. SALLY THAYER, 

a sister of the preceding, married Nathaniel Hayden, and 



SIXTH BRANCH. 21 

settled in Braintree. Their children were, I.Nathaniel, 
born 11 Nov. 1811—2. Sally, born 10 Nov. 1813—3. Jona- 
than — 4. Joseph — 5. William — 6. Albert — 7. Henry — 8. Al- 
bert — 9. Bartlett — 10. unknown. 



No. 23. VII C. JOSEPH THAYER, 

a brother of the preceding, married Drucilla Penniman, and 
settled in Randolph. She died without issue. His second 
wife was Evelina Stetson. (See No. 51, 2.) Their chil- 
dren were, 1. Joseph Henry — 2. George Washington — 3. 
Drucilla — 4. Elmeda. 



No. 24. IX C. WILLIAM H. THAYER, 

a brother of the preceding, married Lucy Clark, and settled 
in Randolph. Their children were, I.William — 2. Lucy 
— 3. Napoleon — 4. Atkins — 5. unknown. 



No. 25. X C. RELIEF THAYER, 

a sister of the preceding, married Caswell Pool, and settled 
in Randolph. Their children were, 1. Caswell Gardner — 
2. Thomas Atwood — 3. John Phillebrown — 4. Laura Ann 
Relief— 5. Charles Norris — 6. George — 7. Emmery. 



No. 26. XI C. ALBERT THAYER, 

a brother of the preceding, married Clarissa White, and 
settled in Braintree or Randolph. Mrs. Thayer was born 
8 Jan. 1800. 



No. 27. DEBORAH THAYER, 

a daughter of Uriah and Deborah Thayer, married Shere- 
biah Arnold, 10 Aug. 1777, (see first part, Arnold, No. 13,) 
and settled in Braintree. They had one son, 1. Sherebiah, 
born 15 July 1778. Mr. Arnold died 13 June, 1778. Mrs. 
Arnold, a widow, died 10 May, 1793, aged 41 years. 

No. 28. I C. SHEREBIAH ARNOLD, 
married Rachel Wild Arnold, daughter of Joseph and Ruth 
Arnold. (See first part, Arnold, No. 15, 3.) Their chil- 
dren were, 1. Rachel — 2. Sherebiah Joseph — 3. Ruth. 
He married a second wife and removed to Maine. 

No. 29. V B. MAR^~rHAYER, 

a daughter of Uriah and Deborah Thayer, married Samuel 
Belcher, who are now living in Randolph. Mr. Belcher 
was born 3 Aug. 1761. Their children were. 



22 SIXTH BRANCH. 

1. Polly, born 29 April 1784 I 5. Sarah, born 1 Sept 1792 

2. Samuel, " 10 Oct 1786 | 6. Deborah, " 12 Sept 1796 

3. Jonathan, " 6 Oct 1788 7. Linus, " 27 Dec 1801 

4. Elizabeth, " 5 Jan 1790 1 Died in infancy. 

No. 30. I C. POLLY BELCHER, 

married Samuel Bass in 1802, (see first part, Bass No. 22, 
2,) and settled in Braintree, Vt. Their children were. 



1. Samuel Belcher, born 2 Jan 1804 

Died 18 Jan 1805. 

2. Samuel Belcher, b. 15 Nov 1805 

3. Jonathan Belcher, b. 26 Dec 1807 

4. Mary, born 27 Jan 1810 

5. Elizabeth, " 26 May 1812 



6. James, born 12 April 1814 

7. Harriet, 

8. Harriet, 2d., 

9. Josiah, 

10. John Quincy Adams, 

11. Savill, died an infant. 



No. 31. HID. JONATHAN B. BASS, 

married Emily Kidder, and settled in Braintree, Vt. 



No. 32. II C. SAMUEL BELCHER, Jr., 
married Amanda Bill, and settled in Braintree, Vt. Their 
children were, 1. Samuel White, born 18 Aug. 1813 — 2. 
Linus, born 16 April, 1816 — 3. Amanda — 4. Jonathan Wales. 
His second wife was Polly Hutchinson. 5. Sewall Hutch- 
inson — 6. Deborah — 7. Samuel. 



No. 33. Ill C. JONATHAN BELCHER, 
married Sally, daughter of Col. Simeon White, (see first 
part. White, No. 25, 12,) and settled in Randolph. Mrs. 
Belcher was born 16 March, 1796. Their children were, 

1. Sarah White, born 30 Nov 1821 I 3. Mary Thayer, born 18 Sept 1830 

2. Jonathan White, « 14 Nov 1823 \ 



No. 34. IV C. ELIZABETH BELCHER, 

married Amos Wardner, and settled in Roxbury, Vt. Their 
children were, I.Amos, born 10 Dec. 1815 — 2. George 
Washington, born 27 July, 1817. 



No. 35. VI C. DEBORAH BELCHER, 
married Jonathan Thayer, (No. 136,) and settled in Ran- 
dolph. 



No. 36. VI B. SAMUEL WHITE THAYER, 

a son of Uriah and Deborah Thayer,married Esther French, 
9 May, 1780, (see Ninth Branch, No. 35, 2,) and settled in 
Braintree ; afterwards removed to Wrentham, where he 
spent his days. Their children wei'Cf 



SIXTH BRANCH. 



23 



1. Sarri'l White, bom 26 June 1783 

2. Elisha, " 15 Sept 1785 

3. Estlier, " 19 Jan 1788 

4. Mary, " 23 Jan 1791 

5. Ezra, " 18 Sept 1793 



6. Anna, ) 

7. a Son, I 

8. Silas, 

9. Susannah, 

10. Sylvanns, 

Mr. Thayer died 3 Jan. 1816, in the 59th year of his age. 



born 29 June 179G 

" 21 Oct 1798 
" 9 Feb 1801 
« 28 Nov 1803 



No. 37. I C. Dr. SAMUEL W. THAYER, 

commenced the study of Medicine, under the tuition of Dr. 
Ebenezer Alden of Randolph, with whom he continued un- 
til about the time of his death in 1806. (See first part, 
Alden, No. 40.) He completed his studies under the in- 
struction of Dr. Elias Weld of Amesbury, Mass. about the 
year 1809, settled in Braintree, Vt. and afterwards remov- 
ed to Thetford. He married Ruth, the oldest daughter of 
Dea. Eliphalet Packard of Winthrop, Me. 7 Oct. 1813. 
She was born 19 Sept. 1786. Tlieir children were. 



1. Ruth Barrel!, born 10 May 1816 

Died 1 1 May, same year. 

2. Sani'l White, born 21 May 1817 

3. Mary George, " 28 Dec 1818 

4. Ruth, " 16 Nov 1820 

Died the same day. 

5. EHas Weld, born 10 Oct 1821 

Died 11 Oct same year. 



6. Abigail Weld, born 10 Oct 1821 

Died 12 Oct same year. 

7. Rushbrook, born 29 Sept 1822 

8. Jas. Gary Barrell, b. 10 Aug 1824 

9. Ruth Swan, born 30 April 1826 

Died 22 Aug 1827. 

10. Darwin, born 2 Feb 1828 
The 5th and 6th were twins. 



No. 38. H C. ELISHA THAYER, 

(the principal author of this Memorial,) was educated in 
Medical Science and Practice, under the instruction of Dr. 
Jonathan Wales of Randolph, (see first part, Wales, No. 
11, 4,) and settled first in Bethel, Vt. and in the autumn of 
1815 removed to Dedham, Mass. He married Nancy Bil- 
lings of Canton, 8 July, 1813. (See first part, Billings, No. 
31, 4.) Their children were, 

1. Nancy Billings, born 1 Sept 1814 

2. Elisha French, « 2 Dec 1815 

3. Maria. « 1 May 1821 



4. John Henry Bass, b. 8 June 1830 

5. George Heber, born 18 Dec 1834 



No. 39. I D. NANCY B. THAYER, 
married John Bass Arnold of Braintree, 26 Nov. 1 829, a son 
of Samuel V. Arnold, (first part, Arnold, No. 14, 3,) and 
settled in Braintree. Their children were, 

1. Samuel Vinton, b. 21 April 1831 I 3. Maria Angenette, b. 8 Jan 1835 

2. Edmund Soper,b. 13 March 18.33 | 



No. 40. HI C. ESTHER THAYER, 

married Elias White of Attleborough, Mass. and settled in 



24 SIXTH BRANCH. 



Wrentham, afterwards removed to Bangor, Me. Mr. White 
was born 3 Oct. 1787. Their children were, 

3. Charles French, b. 27 Sept 1818 

4. Mary Ann, born 22 Feb 1820 
Died 22 Oct 1834. 



1. Esther Thayer, b. 2 April 1815 

Died 23 Oct 1834. 

2. Samuel Thayer, b. 26 Sept 1816 



No. 41. IV C. MARY THAYER, 

married Lewis George of Wrentham, with whom she lived 
about a year, and died 21 May, 1818, aged 27 years and 4 
months, without issue. 

The following lines, written by herself, and found among her papers, 
after her death, are indicative of the state of her mind : 

"No meaner things, their ravished eyes behold, 
Than robes of white and crowns of radient gold — 
Sceptres and thrones beyond the lofty sky. 
With golden harps and palms of victory. 
O may this soul, when stript of mortal clay, 
Mount to those realms of bright celestial day ; 
To dwell forever on that peaceful shore, 
Where sighings cease, and sins disturb no more." 

Capt. Lewis George died 11 June, 1834, aged 44 years. 
Capt. George was a kind liusband, and in his own neigh- 
bourhood, and wherever known, he was respected for his 
kindness and undissembled friendship. 



No. 42. V C. EZRA THAYER, 

married Huldah Carpenter of Wrentham, and now lives in 
Taunton. Mrs. Thayer was born 8 Nov. 1794. Their 
children were, 

1. Ezra George, born 8 INIarch 1821 I 6. Ann Maria, born 10 .Tidy 1829 

2. Elizabeth C. born 29 Nov 1822 Died 24 Dec 1829. 

3. William Walker, b. 8 May 1825 | 7. Charles Bradford, born Apr 1833 

4. Esther French, born 31 Jan 1827 8. Sylvanus, born 31 March ia35 

5. Abner, died the day of his birth. \ The 5th and 6th were twins. 



No. 43. VHI C. SILAS THAYER, 

married Rebecca Carr of Rhode Island, and lives in Sharon, 

Mass. Their children are, 

1. John Alden, born 8 March 1823 I 3. Silas Lysander, born 28 Dec 1827 

2. Rebecca Davis, " 23 April 1825 | 4. Anne Eliza, " Dec 1834 



No. 44. IX C. SUSANNAH THAYER, 

married Otis Cheever of Wrentham. Their children were, 

1. Alonzo Williams, b. 27 Feb 1831 | 2. Ann F. Malvina, b.4 Sept 1833 

No. 45. X C. SYLVANUS^HAYER, 

married Rebecca Grossman of Taunton, and settled in 



SIXTH BRANCH. 25 

Wrentham. Mrs. Thayer was born 23 March, 1806. Their 
children were, 

1. Harriet, born 17 July 1827 I 3. Abby Elizabeth, b. 18 Aug 1831 

2. Henry Allen, « 11 May 1829 | Died 14 Dec 1834. 



No. 46. VII B. DAVID THAYER, 

a son of Uriah and Deborah Thayer, married Anna French, 
16 Oct. 1783, (see Ninth Branch, No. 3Q,) and settled in 
Braintree. Their children were, 
1. David, born 19 Feb 1784 | 2. Anna, born 8 Aug 1785 

Mr. Thayer " died with a mortification on one of his fin- 
gers, 27 March, 1785, after a few days' complaint, viz : at 
meeting one Sabbath, and dead the next." — [Records. 

Mrs. Thayer afterwards married Dea. Eliphalet Packard 
of North Bridgewater, who removed with his family to 
Winthrop, Me. 

No. 47. I C. DAVID THAYER, 

died in the flower of his age, with Diabetes, 27 April, 1806, 
at the age of 22 years and 2 months, much lamented by all 
his connexions and acquaintance. 



No. 48. II C. ANNA THAYER, 

married Samuel Floyd of New Sharon, Me. and now lives 

in Winthrop. Their children were, 

1. Eliza Ann, born 11 Aug 1815 I 3. Silas Thayer, born 10 Oct 1820 

2. Sally, " 9 Nov 1817 1 4. Albion, " 27 June 1823 

VIII. B. Abner Thayer, a son of Uriah and Deborah 
Thayer, died 29 Aug. 1762, at the age of 1 year and 11 
months. 



No. 49. IX B. HANNAH THAYER, 

a daughter of Uriah and Deborah Thayer, married John 
White of Randolph, 25 Oct 1781. (See first part, White, 
No. 25, 5.) Their children were, 



1. John, born 31 May 1782 

2. Hannah, " 18 March 1784 

3. Charlotte, « 3 Jan 1786 



4. Ruth, born 18 Nov 1787 

Died in infancy. 



Mrs. White died 6 Jan. 1788, aged 25 years 6 months. 

No. 50. I C. JOHN WHITE, 

married Olive Linfield, (see first part. White, No. 24,) and 
settled in Thetford, Vt. Mrs. White was born 17 May, 
1786. Their children were, 
26 



26 



SIXTH BRANCH. 



1. a Son, 5 

2. Daughter, J 

3. Sarah Ann, 



born 5 April 1811 
" 15 June 1813 



4. Olive, 

5. John, 

6. John. 



No. 51. lie. HANNAH WHITE, 

married Jeremiah Stetson, 1 Dec. 1803, and 
Weymouth. Mr. Stetson was born 1 Sept. 177 
children were, 

1. Mary, born 5 Oct 1804 

Died 18 Oct same year. 

2. Evelina, born 25 Nov 1805 

3. Hiram, " 14 Nov 1807 

4. Lucinda, « 17 Jan 1811 
S.Louisa, « 8 July 1813 



G. Harriet Newell, b. 2 

7. David Brainard, b. 

8. Anson, born 

9. Julia Ann, " 

10. Henry Martin, " 



settled in 
6. Their 

March 1815 
1 Feb 1817 
18 Jan 1821 
14 Dec 1823 
18 Dec 1825 



n D. EVELINA STETSON, 

married Joseph Thayer, (see No. 23,) and settled in 
Randolph. 



No. 52. IV D. LUCINDA STETSON, 

married William Burrill, and settled in Weymouth. They 

have one child. 



No. 53. in C. CHARLOTTE WHITE, 

married Benjamin Thayer, and settled at Weymouth. (See 
10 Branch, No. 5.) Her second husband was Stephen 
Blanchard, by whom she had one child. 



No. 54. X B. ABNER THAYER, 0- ~ 

a son of Uriah and Deborah Thayer, married Persis Tur- 
ner, and settled in Turner, Me. Their children were, 

10. Mary, born 6 May 1807 

11. Lucius, " 28 Feb 1809 

12. Jane, " 1 Oct 1810 

13. Emma, « 17 Jan 1812 
Died Feb 1833. 

14. Francis, born 28 Sept 1814 

15. Harriet, " 7 March 1817 

16. Henry, " 5 Sept 1819 
Died 4 Sept 1820. 

17. Henry, born 1 March 1821 

No. 55. I C. ABNER THAYER, 

was a Master Mariner, in which occupation he was em- 
ployed many years ; but in consequence of a long- series of 
misfortunes, he abandoned the sea, purchased a farm, and 
now lives in Bangor, Me. He married Elizabeth H. Taber 
of New Bedford, and settled in the city of New York. They 



1. Abner, 


born 22 May 


1791 


2. William, 


" 27 Nov 


1792 


Died 5 Aug 1803. 




3. Sarah Rand 


, born 31 Aug 


1794 


4. Pei-sis, 


" 27 June 


1796 


5. Charles, 


" 8 Aug 


1798 


6. Rushbrook, 


« 23 May 


1800 


7. John, 


" 16 Jan 


1802 


8. Evelina, 


« 17 Oct 


1803 


9. William, 


« 20 Aug 


1805 



SIXTH BRANCH. 27 

had one child born there, viz : 1. Harriet EHza, born 17 
Feb. 1819 or 20. Mrs. Thayer died June, 1821. He has 
since married a second wife. 



No. 56. Ill C. SARAH R. THAYER, 

married Charles Cashing, and settled in Turner. Their 
children were. 



1. Mary E. 


born 28 June 


1822 


.5. 


Persis, 


born 1.5 June 


1828 


2. Sarah, 


" 5 Nov 


1823 


('). 


Charles, 


" 28 Oct 


1829 


3. Francis, 


" 13 Feb 


1825 


7. 


John T. 


" 30 Sept 


1831 


4: Deborah T. 


" 18 Jan 


1827 











No. 57. V C. CHARLES THAYER, 

married Amelia Towne, and settled in Foxcroft, Me. They 
have one child, Persis T. born 13 March, 1830. 



No. 58. VI C. RUSHBROOK THAYER, 

married Harriet Walker in 1833, and settled in Foxcroft. 



No. 59. VII C. JOHN THAYER, 

married Temperance F. Cushing, and settled in Turner. 

Their children were, 

1. Elizabeth Taber, b. 7 March 1829 | 2. Lydia Ann T. b. 5 March 1830 



No. 60. VIII C. EVELINA THAYER, 

married Elisha Daggett, and settled in Foxcroft. Their 
children were, 

1. Mary T. born 13 March 1828 I 3. Evelina, born 1 June 1831 

2. Matilda, " 17 May 1829 | Mrs. Doggett died 2 Oct 1831. 



No. 61. XI B. TITUS THAYER, 

a son of Uriah and Deborah Thayer, married Susannah 
Sprague of Boston, and settled in Braintree. Their chil- 
dren were, 

1. Susannah, born in 1794 I 3. Susannah, born 24 Dec 1798 

Died 8 Jan 1798 aged 3 years G mos. | 4. John Hancock, ) „ y^ July 1801 
4. John Hancock, born in 1796 5. James, ^ 

Died 12 July 1798, aged 2 years. 1 

No. 62. Ill C. SUSANNAH THAYER, 

married Robert Milton Thayer of Braintree. Mr. Thayer 

was born 17 Dec. 1799. Their children were, 

1. Susannah, born 9 Sept 1818 | 2. Lydia Jane, born 29 March 1820 



No. 63. IV C. JOHN H. THAYER, 

married Louisa Holbrook of Randolph, and settled in Brain- 



28 SIXTH BRANCH. 

tree. Mrs. Thayer born 16 Oct. 1802. Their children 
were, 

1. Quincy Adams, b. 10 Mar 1825 I 3. Lois Livia, born 30 Dec 1828 

2. Luciuda Ann, born 2 Nov 1826 | 4. an Infant, " 14 Sept 1832 



No. 64. XII B. STEPHEN THAYER, 

a son of Uriah and Deborah Thayer, married Sally, daugh- 
ter of Ezra and Hannah Shaw of Abing-ton, (see Copeland 
No. 15, first part,) and settled in Braintree. Their chil- 
dren were, 

1. Stephen, born 6 Jan 1794 I 5. Stephen, 2d., born 14 May 1803 

2. Betsey, " 25 Jan 1796 1 6. Titu?, " 22 Sept 1805 

3. Sally, " 8 Dec 1798 7. jMary, « 6 March 1807 

Died 1 Aug 1809. 8. Sallv, " 19 Sept 1810 

4. Hannah, born 15 March 1801 1 

His second wife was Mary Shaw, sister of his first wife. 
Lieut. Stephen Thayer died Oct. 1823. 

No. 65. II C. BETSEY THAYER, 

married Ezra Shaw of Abing-ton, by whom she had one 
child, 1. Henry. 



No. GQ. V C. STEPHEN THAYER, 

married Sarah Shaw, and settled in Abington. Their chil- 
dren were, 
1. Sarah Ellis, born 20 Aug 1827 ] 2. IMary, born Dec 1830 

No. 67. VI C. TITUS THAYER, 2d., 

married Thankful Thayer, (See No. 13, I. D.,) and settled 

in Braintree. Their children were, 

1. Betsey Jane, born May 1827 I 3. John, born 9 Dec 1830 

2. a Daughter, " 28 Aug 1829 | 

No. 68. VII C. MARYtHAYER, 

married John H. Thayer, a son of Charles Thayer, and 
settled in Braintree. 



No. 69. II A. JONATHAN THAYER, 

the second son of Shadrach and Rachel Thayer, married 
Dorcas Hayden, and settled in Braintree. Their children 
were. 



born 11 Aug 


1748 


" 11 Dec 


1752 


« 20 Nov 


1755 



1. Nehemiah, 

2. Dorcas, 

3. Lydia, 

Capt. Jonathan Thayer died 18 Jan. 1805. 
Mrs. Thayer died in Jan. 1814. 



4. Jonathan, born 15 June 1758 
Died in infancy. 

5. Jonathan, born 10 April 1761 



SIXTH BRANCH. 29 

No. 70. I B. NEHEMIAH THAYER, 

married Sarah Hobart of Pembroke, Mass. in 1785. Their 
children were, 

1. Sally, born 20 July 1787 [ 2. an infant, died 11 Jan 1702 

Mrs. Thayer died 6 Jan. 1792. His second wife was 
Mary Nash, married 2 July, 1798. Their children were, 
3. Mary, born 8 Jan 1800 | 4. Clarissa, born July 1805 

No. 71. I C. SALLY THAYER, 

married Capt. Isaac Dyer, a son of Leiut. Peter Dyer of 
Braintree. Capt. Dyer was born 8 Nov. 1782'. Their chil- 
dren were, 

1. Jane Bailey, born 13 March 1807 

2. Isaac, " 23 May 1801) 

3. Lavinia, « 1.5 Feb 1811 

No. 72. I D. JANE B. DYER, 

married Warren Mansfield of Braintree. (See 13 Branch, 

No. 12.) 

No. 73. Ill D. LAVINIA DYER, 

married Hiram Wild of Braintree. They have one child, 

I. Lavinia Ann, born 12 July, 1831, 



4. Nchemiah Franklin,b.lO Janl813 

5. Lorenzo. 



No. 74. Ill C. MARY THAYER, 

a daughter of Nehemiah and Mary Thayer, married Joseph 
Dyer, a brother of Capt. Isaac D. and settled in Braintree. 
Their children were, I.Clarissa Thayer — 2. Joseph — 3. 
Mary — 4. Sarah — 5. Eunice — 6. Sarah, 2d. — 7. Lavinia — 
8. Nehemiah. 



No. 75. IV C. CLARISSA THAYER, 

married Samuel Sanborn, and settled in Northfield, Vt. 
Their child, 1 . Samuel Roby. 



No. 76. n B. DORCAS THAYER, 

a daughter of Jonathan and Dorcas Thayer, married Alex- 
ander White about n78, and settled in Braintree. Their 
children were. 



1. Samuel, 






4. Thomas, 


born 3 Jan 


178G 


2. Alexander, 


born 12 Jan 


1781 


5. Dorcas, 


a 




3. Lydia, 






G. Jonathan, 


« 13 Oct 


1795 



Mr. White died in Sept. 1814. 

No. 77. I C. SAMUEL WHITE, 

married Mary Hay ward about 1804, and settled in Brain- 



30 SIXTH BRANCH. 

tree. Their children were, 1. Samuel — 2. Edward — .3 
Sarah C. — 4. John — 3. Bartimeus — 6. Nehemiah — 7. Mary. 



No. 78. II C. ALEXANDER WHITE, 

married Betsey Faxon, and settled at Braintree. Their 
children were, 

1. an infant, who died 23 Jan 180G | 2. Elizabetii A. born 14 Mar 1807 
Mrs. White died 23 March, 1807. His second wife was 

Tirzah , who was born 14 Nov. 1795. Their children 

were. 



3. Alexander, born 14 Feb 18J8 

4. Henry Augustus," 13 Oct 1819 

5. Maria Fay, " 31 July 1821 



6. Natbnniel, born 8 Dec 1824 

7. Caroline, " 12 Feb 1828 

8. Jacob, " 30 July 1831 



No. 79. Ill C. LYDIA WHITE, 

married James Bowditch of Braintree. Their children were, 
1. Alexander — 2. Dorcas — 3. James — 4. Alden — 3. Mary — 
6. Lydia — 7. Almira. 



No. 80. IV C. THOMAS WHITE, 

married Matilda , who was born 8 July, 1786. Their 

children were, 1. Ira Thomas, born 15 March, 1818 — 2. 
Alexander. 



No. 81. V C. DORCAS WHITE, 

married. Benjamin Bowditch of Braintree. Their children 
were, 1. Caroline — 2. Benjamin F. — 3. Adoniram. 

His second wife was Lydia Thayer. (See No. 83, 1.) 
Their children were, 4. Eunice — 5. Georf^e — 6. Gilbert. 



No. 82. VI C. JONATHAN WHITE, 

married Susannah , who was born 24 June, 1798, and 

settled in Braintree. Their child, 1. Susan, born 26 May, 

1827. 



No. 83. Ill B. LYDIA THAYER, 

a daug-hter of Jonathan and Dorcas Thayer, married Abra- 
ham Thayer of Braintree. (See first part, Thayer, No. 
48, 7.) Their children were, 

1. Lydia, born 12 Sept 1787 I 4. Nehemiab, born 5 Jan 1795 

2. Sarah, " 15 Aug 1789 \ Died in youth. 

3. Abraham, " 24 Dec 1791 5. Jonathan, borii 27 April 1797 

I G. Relief, " 24 Feb 1799 

Mr. Thayer died in Jan. 1819. 
I C. Lydia Thayer, married Benj. Bowditch. (See No. 81.) 



SIXTH BRANCH. 31 

No. 84. H C. SARAH THAYER, 

married Charles Hay ward of Braintree, had one child, 1. 
Sarah Thayer, born 18 Jan. 1818. Mrs. Hayward died 15 
Feb. 1818. 



No. 85. Ill C. Col. ABRAHAM THAYER, 
married Mary Nash Arnold, probably a grand-daughter of 
Samuel Arnold, (first part, Arnold, No. 6,) and settled in 
Weymouth. Their children were. 



1. Nehemiah, born 12 Oct 1814 

2. Charles Hayward, b. 12 May 1816 

3. Sarah Hayward, b. 18 Mar 1818 



4. Mary Weston, born 25 Mar 1820 

5. Abraham, " 10 Apr 1822 

6. Corneha, " 23 Aug 1824 



Mrs. Thayer died 1 Feb. 1825. His second wife was 

Abigail , who was born 11 July, 1802. Their children 

were, 

7. Benj. Bowditch, b. 5 July 1828 | 8. Caroline Cottonton, b. 14 Jan 1832 



No. 86. V C. JONATHAN THAYER, 
married Ruth Penniman, and settled in Braintree. Their 
children were, 1. Lucinda — 2. Jonathan — S.Joseph Parker 
— 4. an infant. 



No. 87. VI C. RELIEF THAYER, 

married Gardner Penniman, a brother of Jonathan's wife, 
and settled in Braintree. Their children were, 1. Lydia 
— 2. Catharine — 3. Mary Relief — 4. Sarah — 5. Gardner — 
6. Eliza. 



No. 88. V B. JONATHAN THAYER, 

the youngest son of Jonathan and Dorcas Thayer, married 
Betsey Faxon, 9 May, 1780, settled in Braintree ; after- 
ward removed to Windsor, Vt. then to Amherst, N. H. 
Their children were, 



1. Beulah, born 17 April 1781 

Died 9 Aug 1782. 

2. Barnabas, born 28 Aug 1783 

3. Jonathan, « 6 Jan 1786 

4. Betsey, " 12 Aug 1788 

Died 8 March 1796. 

5. Beulah, 2d., born 22 Nov. 1790 



6. Ludovicus, born 3 June 1793 

Died 9 March 1794. 

7. Ludovicus, 2d., born 17 Mar 1796 

8. Joel F. " 3 Oct 1797 

9. Betsey, 2d., " 6 Jan 1800 

10. Lavinia, « 22 Feb 1802 



No. 89. II C. BARNABAS THAYER, 

married Susannah Packard, and settled in Windsor, Vt. 
afterwards removed to South Boston, Mass. 
Their children were. 



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SIXTH BRANCH. 



1. Geo. Washington, b. 28 Jan 1806 

2. Edward Sumner, b. 19 Nov 1809 

3. Maria, who died 21 Aug 1813 



4. EHza Hayden, born 15 June 1814 

5. Joel — 6. Susan. 



No. 90. HI C. JONATHAN THAYER, 

married Sally Thayer, and settled in Braintree. 
children were, 



Their 



1. Elizabeth F. 

2. Jonathan L. 

3. Joel E. 



born 24 Dec 180G 

" 8 Sept 1808 
» 11 Nov 1809 



4. Sally Maria, born 10 March 1812 

5. Almu-a, " 21 March 1814 

Died 10 March 1815. 



No. 91. V C. BEULAH THAYER, 

married David Holbrook, Esq. of Braintree. Mr. Holbrook 
was born 6 Aug. 1782. Their children were, 

1. Adeline, born 19 Aug 1807 I 3. Joel Edwin, 

2. David Alfred, " 11 March 1809 | 4. Elizabeth. 

No. 92. I D. ADELINE HOLBROOK, 

married a Mr. Eales, and settled at Detroit in Michigan. 
Their child, 1. George. 



No. 93. Ill D. JOEL EDWIN HOLBROOK, 

married Susan, daughter of Capt. Ralph Arnold of Brain- 
tree, 4 April, 1832. (See first part, Arnold No. .) 



No. 94. IV D. ELIZABETH HOLBROOK, 

married Elbridge Gerry Hayden of Qaincy. (See 12th 
Branch, No. .) 



No. 95. VII C. LUDOVICUS THAYER, 

married Rhoda Penniman of AVindsor, Vt. and settled there; 
afterwards moved to Orono, Me. Children not known. 



No. 96. VIII C. JOEL F. THAYER, 

married Charlotte Fessenden of Boston, and settled in 
Woburn. After having studied the Science of Medicine, 
he relinquished the practice and is now a Druggist. Their 
children were, 

1. Frederic Fessenden, born 17 Dec 1820—2. George Augustus, born 19 
Oct 1824—3. Charles Edward, born 14 June 1828—4. Charlotte Ann, 
born 22 June 1834. 



No. 97. IX C. BETSEY THAYER, 

married Luther Damon of Ilartland, Vt. and settled there. 
Their children not known. 



SIXTH BRANCH. 33 

No. 98. Ill A. NOAH THAYER, 

a son of Shadrach and Rachel Thayer, married Margaret, 
a daughter of William and Sarah Harmon, who was born 
23 April, 1731. Their children were, 

1. Zachariah Marquand, born 1752 I G. Michal, born 13 May 1765 

2. Noah, born | 7. Taiiiar, " 

a Margaret, " 8 Feb 1757 | 8. Meribab, " 1 May 1769 

4. Shadrach, " 18 May 1759 9. Mechecb, " 29 March 1772 

5. Experience, " 28 April 17G1 | 10. Leah, " 8 April 1774 

Mrs. Thayer died in March, 1794. 

No. 99. I B. ZACHARIAH M. THAYER, 

married Judith Crane, and settled in Braintree. Their 
children were, 1. Ruth — 2. Deborah. His second wife 
was Sarah Gardner of Hingham, married about 1792. Mr. 
Thayer died 24 May, 1808, aged 56. 

No. 100. I C. RUTH THAYER, 

married a Williams, and had two children, names not known, 

nor where settled. 



No. 101. II C. DEBORAH THAYER, 

married Zachariah Godfrey, and had several children 

whose names are not known, nor w *ere settled. 

No. 102. II B. -^NOAH THAYER, Jr., 
married Dorothy Hunt, 15 March, 1775, and settled in 
Randolph. Their children were, 1. Dorothy — 2. Polly — 
3. Sally — 4. Susannah — 5. Tamar — 6. Betsey — 7. Leah, 
born 17 Feb. 1788—8. Peter, born 23 Nov. 1789—9. Noah, 
born 20 July, 1792. Mr. Thayer died in May, 1803. 

No. 103. I C. DOROTHY THAYER, 

married Issachar Everett, and settled in Wrentham. Mrs. 
Everett died in Oct. 1833. 

No. 104. II C. POLLY THAYER, 

married Isaac Tower and settled in Randolph. Their chil- 
dren were, 1. Orimel — 2. Isaac — 3. Mary — 4. Benjamin 
Franklin, born 24 April, 1806—5. Sally, b. 25 Dec. 1807— 
6. Elmira, b. 11 July, 1810—7. Luther, b. 22 Feb. 1813— 
8. Silas, b. 23 Sept. 1815—9. Lorenzo, b. 14 May, 1820. 

No. 105. I D. ORIMEL TOWER, 

married Phebe Thayer, and settled in Randolph. They 

27 



34 SIXTH BRAIN CH. 

had one child born 8 Aug. 1821. Mrs. Tower died 26 Jan. 
1833, aged 33 years. 

" Her disease succeeded an extensive burn, which de- 
stroyed nearly all the integuments and muscles of the feet. 
She endured the spasms of this truly frightful disease with 
a remarkable degree of fortitude ; and while perfectly sen- 
sible of the rapid approach of death, anticipated the event 
with composure, and in the end calmly resigned herself 
into the hands of her heavenly father. — [JS^orfolk Advertiser. 

No. 106. II D. ISAAC TOWER, Jr., 

married Minora Brackettj'and settled in Randolph. 



No. 107. Ill D. MARY TOWER, 
married Hiram Alden, a son of Simeon Alden, (see first 
part, Alden No. 59, 1,) and settled in Randolph. Their 
children were, 1. Hiram — 2. Julia Ann — 3. Charlotte — 4. 
an infant. 



No. 108. IV D. BENJAMIN F. TOWER, 

married a Hollis, and settled in Randolph, and have chil- 
dren, names not known. 

No. 109. V D. SALLY TOWER, ' 

married Melvin Orr, and settled in North Bridgewater. 



No. 110. VI D. ELMIRA TOWER, 

married Winslow B. Cushman, and settled in N. Bridge- 
water. It is said that all of the name of Cushman in New 
England, are descendants of Elder Thomas Cushman, who 
came to this country in 1620 or 21. His sons were Thomas, 
Isaac, Elkanah and Eleazer. — [See Aldcti's Coll. 3, 253. 

No. 111. inc. SALLY THAYER, 

a daughter of Noah and Dorothy Thayer, married Amos 
Aldrich, and settled in Wrentham. Mr. Aldrich was born 
10 Feb. 1785. Their children were, 

1. Artenias, boni .3 Jan 1809 I 4. Anson T. born 14 Nov 1814 

2. Harriet E. " 2 Nov 181 1 1 

No. 112. ID. ARTEMAS ALDRICH, 
married Jane T. Mann, and settled in Randolph. Mrs. 
Aldrich was born 23 March, 1808. Their child, 1. Sarah 
Jane, born 17 July, 1832. 



SIXTH BRANCH. 35 

No. 113. IV C. SUSANNAH THAYER, 
a daughter of Noah and Dorothy Thayer, married Isaac 
Spear, and settled in Boston. Their children were, 1. 
Thomas Jefferson — 2. George — 3. Isaac — 4. William — 5. 
Henry, and five others, names not known. 



No. 114. VIC. BETSEY THAYER, 

a sister of the preceding, married Elisha Jones, and settled 

in Boston. Their children were, 

]. Elisha, born 3 Aug. 1^04 | 2. James S. born 7 Feb 1806 



No. 115. VII C. LEAH THAYER, 

a sister of the preceding, married the same Elisha Jones 
as above. Their children were, 

3. Elizabeth, born 5 April 1812 



Died 17 April 1831. 



1. George W. born 7 May 1808 

2. Henry, " 11 Feb 1810 

Died IG April 1816. 

Her second husband is Dr. Paul R. Metcalf of Wretham 
4. Paul S. born 7 i\lay, 1828. 



No. 116. VIII C. PETER THAYER, 
married Betsey Bird of Stoughton, and settled in Boston. 
Their children were, 1. V^ashington — 2. Clarissa, who died 
an infant — 3. Elizabeth — 4. Peter. 



No. 117. IX C. NOAH THAYER, 
married Amelia Howard, and settled in Randolph. They 
have had one cliild, 1, Amelia, born 6 April, 1817. Mrs. 
Thayer died 6 April, 1817, aged 21 years. His second wife 
was Joanna, daughter of Meshech Thayer. (See No. 137.) 
Their children were, 

2. Washington, born 21 Feb 1820 I 4. Elisha, born IG Aug 1823 

3. a son, " 22 Sept 1821 | Died 22 Sept 1825. . 

Died an infant of G hours. 5. Luther Aldrich, b. 12 Dec 1825 

I 6. born 28 Aug 1828 



No. lis. IIIB. MARGARET THAYER, 

a daughter of Noah and Margaret Thayer, married Joseph 
Steele, and settled in Washington, N. H. Their children 
were, 1. Tamar — 2. Nancy — 3. Hannah, 4. Margaret, twins 
— 5. Zachariah, and others, names not known. 

No. 119. IV B. SHADRACH THAYER, 

a son of Noah and Margaret Thayer, married Ruth Vinton, 
18 Oct. 1779, (see first Branch, No. 25,) and settled in 
Monson, Mass. Their children were, 



36 



SIXTH BRANCH. 



1. Betsey, born 30 July 

Died 13 Julv 1800. 

2. Ruth, born 2 Dec 

3. Polly, « 5 Jan 

Died 22 April 1804. 

4. Relief, born 27 Feb 

Died 17 April 1817. 



No. 120. V B. EXPERIENCE THAYER, 

a sister of the preceding, married Samuel Crane, and settled 



1780 


5. Joini, born 


7 March 


1788 




t). Zachariah Mark, 


b. 10 Aug 


1793 


1781 


7. Sally, born 


17 Feb 


1795 


1784 


8. Isaac, ) „ 

9. Rebecca, ^ 


10 Jan 


1797 


1786 


10. Shadrach, " 


17 Aug 


1799 





11. Timothy, " 


IG June 


1800 



at Bradford. Their children 


were. 




1. Betsey, born 5 March 1784 

2. Polly, " 29 Oct 1787 

3. Sally, " 11 Oct 1789 


4. Samuel, born 27 Jan 


1795 
1798 



No. 121. I C. BETSEY CRANE, 

married Micah Smith, and settled in Stonghton. Their 
children were, 1. Betsey Drake, born 14 Jan. 1810 — 2. Sam- 
uel Crane — 3. Asahel — 4. Ansel — 5. Mary — 6. Martha. 



No. 122. II C. POLLY CRANE, 

married Gideon Denton, and settled in Braintree. Their 
children were, 1. Mary Francis — 2. Anna Alden Loring — 
3. Jacob and Elizabeth, twins. Mr. Denton died in the 
prime of life. 



No. 123. Ill C. SALLY CRANE, 

married Dea. Seth Littlefield of Easton, and settled in 
New Grantham, N. H. 



No. 124. IV C. Dea. SAxMUEL CRANE, 
married Roxana, daughter of Ebenezer and Abigail Crane 
of Stoughton. Mrs. Crane was born 8 Sept. 1796. Their 
children were. 



1. Francis Bradford, b. 30 Mar 1817 

2. Samuel Lewis, born 28 May 1821 



3. Roxana, born 8 June 1824 

Died 16 Sept same year. 

4. Ebenezer Austin, b. 18 Mar 1830 



No. 125. V C. JOSHUA CRANE, 

married Sally, a sister of Roxana, above named, and settled 
in Bradford, N. H. Mrs. Crane was born 11 July, 1798. 
Their children were, 1. Hannah Maria — 2. name not known. 



No. 126. VI C. EBENEZER CRANE, 

married Mary Dyer Crane, another daughter of Ebenezer 
and Abigail Crane, and settled in Stoughton. 



Mrs. Crane 



SIXTH BRANCH. 37 

was born 15 April, 1802. Their children were, 1. George 
Leonard — 2. Henry Baxter — 3. Mary Francis. 



No. 127. VI B. MICHAL THAYER, 

daughter of Noah and Margaret Thayer, married Lemuel 
Capen of Stoughton, (perhaps No. 21, 5, Capen, first part,) 
and settled in Winthrop, Me. Their children were, 1 . Han- 
nah — 2. Uriah — 3. Dorcas, and others names not known. 



No. 128. VIII B. MERIBAH THAYER, 

a sister of the preceding, married Aaron Littlefield of Ran- 
dolph. Mr. Littlefield was born 2 Aug. 1759. Their chil- 
dren were, 



1. Micah, born 12 July 1786 

2. Hannah, " 26 Aug 1789 

3. Samuel, « 28 April 1791 

Died 16 Aug same year. 

4. Polly, born 18 Nov 1794 
S.Thomas, " 19 Feb 1796 
6. Aaron, " 9 Oct 1798 



7. Samuel, 2d., born 27 Feb 1802 

8. William, " 11 April 1804 

9. Sally, « 17 Nov 1806 

10. John, " 30 Mar 1809 

11. a son, " 24 Nov 1811 

Died in Dec same year. 

12. Fanny, born 29 Mar 1814 



No. 129. II C. HANNAH LITTLEFIELD, 

married William Linfield, 3d. of Randolph. (See 1st Branch, 
No. 17.) Their children were, 



1. Charles, born 30 Oct 1808 

Died Sept 1809. 

2. Hannah, born 22 Sept 1810 



3. Lucinda, born 5 Sept 1813 

4. Zilpha, « 12 Feb 1820 

Died 5 Sept 1822. 



No. 130. IV C. POLLY LITTLEFIELD, 

married John Wild of Randolph, son of William and Rachel 

Wild. (See first part, Thayer No. 35, 4.) Their children 

were. 



I.Mary, born 24 Aug 1814 

2. Hannah, " 2 March 1816 

3. Malinda, " 27 April 1818 



4. Daniel, born 6 Sept 1820 

5. William, " 26 Aug 1825 
Mrs. Wild died 8 Dec 1827. 



No. 131. V C. THOMAS LITTLEFIELD, 

married Lucinda Sherman, and settled in Randolph. Their 
children were, 

1. Anna Sherman, b. 29 May 1819 I 3. George Thomas, b. 11 Feb 1823 

Died 9 Sept same year. I 4. Seth, born 30 March 1825 

2. John Sherman, b. 23 Sept 1820 I 5. Joseph Dana, " 8 Sept 1827 

I And others, names not known. 



No. 132. VI C. AARON LITTLEFIELD, Jr., 
married Emily Wales, (see first part, Wales No. 14,) and 
settled in Randolph. Their children were. 



38 SIXTH BRANCH. 

1. Ephrairii Wales, b.25 Nov 1821 I 4. Emily, born 30 March 1827 

2, George Wales, born 1!) J iinel824 5. a daughter, " 10 Sept 1829 
4. Aaron, " 2 Sept 1825 j 6. a son, " I'J May 1831 

No. 133. VII C. SAMUEL LITTLEFIELD, 
married Ruth Alger, and settled in Randolph. Their chil- 
dren were, 

I.Eliza Ann, born 5 Oct 1827 13. born 21 April 1831 

2. " 29 July 1829 | 



No. 134. IX B. MESHECH THAYER, 

a son of Noah and Margaret Thayer, married Anna, daugh- 
ter of Dea. Zacheus Thayer, (see 11 Branch No. 11,) 
and settled in Randolph. Their children were, 



1. Zacheus, 


born 2 Aug 


1795 


4. Irene, 


born 17 Sept 


1804 


2. Jonathan, 


" 3 Feb 


1797 


5. Rachel, 


" 27 May 


1807 


3. Joanna, 


" 5 June 


1799 


6. Ephraim, 


" 15 Sept 


1812 



No. 135. I C. ZACHEUS THAYER, 

married Phebe, daughter of Micah White, Esq. of Ran- 
dolph. (See first part. White No. 20.) Their child, 1. 
Nancy, born 13 April, 1831. 



No. 136. II C. JONATHAN THAYER, 

married Deborah Belcher. (See No. 35.) Their children 

were, 

1. Jonathan Edwards, b. 9 NovI823 I 3. 

2. Calvin, born 3 April 1826 | 

No. 137. Ill C. JOANNA THAYER, 

married Noah Thayer of Randolph. (See No. 117.) 



No. 138. IV C. IRENE THAYER, 

married Lyman Thayer of Randolph. (See 11th Branch, 

No. 5.) 

No. 139. X B. LEAiTtHAYER, 
a daughter of Noah and Margaret Thayer, married Joshua 
Bradley, and removed to Middlebnry, Genesee Co. N. Y. 
Their children were, 1. Malinda — 2. Lucinda — 3. Fanny — 
4. Joshua — 5. Sappliira. 



No. 140. IV A. RACHEL THAYER, 
daughter of Shadrah and Rachel Thayer, married Capt. 
EUphalet Sawin, a brave revolutionary officer, and settled 
in Randolph. He was probably a sou of Joseph and Lydia 



SIXTH BRANCH. 39 

Sawin. (See first part, Paine No. 6, II B.) Their chil- 
dren were, 1. Rachel, born 18 Sept. 1748 — 2. Sarah — 3. 
Shadrach — 4. Naomi — 5. Aniasa — 6. Shadrach, 2d. — 7. 
Eliphalet— 8. Eliphalet, 2d. Capt. S. died 21 June 1802. 

No. 141. IB. RACHEL SAWIN, 

married Isaac Thayer of Braintree, (see first part, Thayer 
No. 55, 2,) and settled in Randolph. Their children were, 



1. Vashti, 


horn 21 Feb 


1771 


4. Rachel, 


2. Shadrach, 


" 22 July 


1776 


5. EHphalet, 


3. Eunice, 


« 21 Aug 


1778 





No. 142. I C. VASHTI THAYER, 

married Ephraim Hunt, and settled in Canton. Their chil- 
dren were. 



1. Vashti, born 16 March 1791 

2. Mary, " 21 Feb 1794 

3. John, « 26 Jan 1796 

Died 8 Dec 1799. 

4. Nancy, born 24 April 1798 

5. Ruth, « 5 Nov 1800 



6. Ephraim, born 3 Feb 1803 

7. Warren, " 15 Feb 1805 

8. William, " 2 March 1807 

9. Hannah, " 8 May 1809 
10. Nathaniel, " 26 Jan 1811 



No. 143. I D. VASHTI HUNT, 

married Paul Thurston, settled in Canton ; afterwards re- 
moved to Boston, thence to Dorchester. Mr. Thurston 
was born 5 Feb. 1788. Their children were, 

I.Caroline, born 11 March 1808 l 5. Mary Ann, born 24 Dec 1815 

2. Louisa, " 25 Nov 1809 \ Died 19 March 1816. 

3. Albert, " 17 Jan 1812 I 6. Calvin, born 5 Sept 1817 

4. William, " 29, Dec 1813 j Died 15 Nov. same year. 

Mr. Thurston died 20 Sept. 1821, aged S3 years. Her 
second husband was Luther Gates of Dorchester born 4 
May 1800, 

9. Emily, born 17 April 1828 

10. Vashti, " 7 May ISMO 

1 1. Wm. Warren « 27 March 1832 



y.IIcnrictta,) j 17 April 1S25 

8. Henry, < ' 



Died 9 Aug same year. 

NO. 144. I E. CAROLINE THURSTON, 

married Josiah Blake and settled in Dorchester, Mr Blake 
was born 4 July 1808. Their children were, 

1. William Josiah, born 20 Oct 1828 I 3. Edward Francis, b. 3 Sept 1832 

2. Henry Willard " 6 Sept 1830 1 

NO. 145. HE. LOUIsTtHURSTON, 

married Elnathan Cushing and settled in Scituate Mass. 
Their children were, 

1. Louisia Maria, born 4 Dec 1826 I William T. died April 1832 

2. Wm. Thurston " 18 Aug 1828 3. Isabella Jane, born 12 Aug 1831 



40 SIXTH BRANCFI. 

No. 146. II D. MARY HUNT, 

married William Andrews, and settled in Boston, had one 
child, 1 Charlotte born 7 March 1811, the wife of Abel 
Oakes of Providence R. I. Their children are Mary and 
Charles Billinscs. 



No. 147. IV D. NANCY HUNT, 

married Benjamin Gates of Dorchester. Their children are, 
1. Mary Ann, born 10 Aug 1817 | 2. Vashti, born 8 June 1819 
Mrs. Gates died 1 July 1829 aged 31 years. 



No. 148. V D. RUTH HUNT, 

married Lemuel Munroe of Boston, who was born 6 Feb. 
1794, and died 19 Aug. 1821. She had one child stillborn 
in Oct. 1821. 



No. 149. VI D. EPHRAIM HUNT, 

married Elizabeth Holmes and settled in Milton. Their 

children, were, 

1. Nancy Elizabeth, born Nov 1829 | 2. Mary Davenport, born Jan 1832 



No. 150. VII D. WARREN HUNT, 

married Ruth Dickerman and settled in Canton. Their 
child 1 Infant born 1 Jan. 1833 died 4 Jan. same year. 



No. 151. II C. SHADRACH THAYER, 
a son of Isaac and Rachel Thayer, married Dorothy Thay- 
er daughter of Paul Thayer, (See first part Thayer No. 
70, 3,) and had one son, 1 Peter born 8 March 1796, died 
28 Nov. same year. Mrs. Thayer died 25 Sept. 1796 aged 
23 years. 

His second wife was Hepzibah Howard, born 13 Aug. 
1773. Their children were, 



1. Loring Howard, b. 17 June 1798 

2. Joshua, "22 July 1800 

3. Ansel, « 14 July 1802 

4. Sarah, " 24 Sept 1803 

5. Eliza, « 19 Sept 1805 



Eliza died 4 Jan 18.31. 
fl. Mary Ann, born 2 Dec 1808 

7. Simeon, " 7 May 1811 

8. Harriet, " 31 July 1813 

Died 9 Nov. 1823. 



No. 152. I D. LORING H. THAYER, 

married Louisa daughter of Jonas Howard and settled in 

Randolph. Their children were, 

1. Ann, born 21 Aug 1822 I 3. Elisuna, born 12 Oct 1829 

2. Loring Williams," 14 Feb 1824 [ 



SIXTH BRANCH. 41 

No. 153. II D. JOSHUA THAYER, 

married Malinda, daughter of Silas Alden, (See first part 
Alden No. 59, 3,) born 9 March 1803, and settled in Ran- 
dolph. Their children were, 

1. George Henry, born 30 Sept 1824 I 3. Augusta, born 18 Oct 1830 

2. Sarah Elizabeth, " 8 Feb 1829 I 



No. 154. Ill D. ANSEL THAYER, 

married Sarah, daughter of John V. Arnold, (see first part, 
Arnold No. 14, 1,) and settled in Randolph. Their chil- 
dren were, 

1. Maria, born 8 Jan 1825 I 3. Ansel, born 

2. Jolin Vinton, " 14 Oct 1826 I 4. " 13 Feb 1831 



No. 155. IV D. SARAH THAYER, 
married Isaac Spear, and settled in Randolph. Their chil- 
dren were, 

1. Isaac, born 8 Sept 1822 I 3. James, born 1826 

2. Mary, « 30 April 1825 14. « 1832 



No. 156. V D. ELIZA THAYER, 

married Joseph Tower, and settled in Randolph. Their 
children were, 

1. an infant, who died. | 2. Abraham, born Sept 1830 

Mrs. Tower died 4 Jan. 1831. 



No. 157. VI D. MARY ANN THAYER, 
married Charles Alden, son of Silas Alden, Jr., and grand- 
son of Silas Alden, (see first part, Alden No. 59, 3,) and 
settled in Randolph. Mr. Alden born 28 Feb. 1810. Their 
children were, 

1. George Frederic, born 1 Oct 1829 I 2. Simeon, born 2 Aug 1831 

1 Died Sept same year. 



No. 158. Ill C. EUNICE THAYER, 

a daughter of Isaac and Rachel Thayer, married Asa How- 
ard, and settled in North Bridgewater. Mr. Howard was 
born 24 Sept. 1776. Their children were, 

1. Ephraim, born 19 April 1798 

2. Samuel, " 12 July 1800 

3. Charles, " 18 April 1803 

4. Isaac Thaver, " 7 May 1805 

Died' 11 Sept 1822. 

5. Mary Ann, born 24 Feb 1808 

Mr. Howard died 23 Aug. 1828 
28 



6. Asa, born 4 July 1813 

Died 7 Oct 1814. 

7. Asa, born 28 Aug 1815 

Died 10 Sept 1817. 

8. Elizabeth, born 22 Feb 1818 

9. Martha Jane, " 15 June 1820 



42 SIXTH BRANCH. 

No. 159. I D. EPHRAIM HOWARD, 

married Lydia Gary, and settled in N. Bridgewater. Their 
children were, I. Lucian, horn in Sept. and died in Dec. 
1821 — 2. an infant daughter, born in Nov. and died in Dec. 
1823. iMrs. Howard died 22 Feb. 1831. 



No. 160. n D. SAMUEL HOWARD, 

married Mary Carlton, and settled in North Bridgewater. 



No. 161. HID. CHARLES HOWARD, 

married Lavina Round, and settled in North Bridgewater. 



No. 162. V D. MARY ANN HOWARD, 

married William Faxon of North Bridgewater, and settled 
there. Their children were, 



1. Mary Ann, born 3 July 1826 

Died 11 Sept 1826. 

2. William Henry, born 8 Apr 1829 



3. Mary Ann, born 18 Oct 1830 

4. Charles Howard, " 1 Sept 1832 



No. 163. YIII B. ELIPHALET SAWIN, Jr., 

married Eunice AVild of Randolph, (see first part, Bass No. 
31, 6,) and settled there. Their children were, 1. Elipha- 
let — 2. Daniel. 

No. 164. I C. ELIPHALET SAWIN, 

married Mary Adams of Milton, and settled there. Their 

children were. 



1 . Henry, born 4 Jan 1805 

2. Daniel Adams, « 10 June 1807 

3. Lucy, died young. 



4. Mary, born 

O.Arabella, " 15 April 181G 

Died young. 



No. 165. II D. DANIEL A. SAWIN, 

married Sarah Mann of Randolph, and settled there. 



No. 166. II C. DANIEL SAWIN, 

a son of Eliphalet and Eunice Sawin, received his profes- 
sional education under the instruction of Dr. Jonathan 
Wales of Randolph, and settled in practice in East Bridge- 
water. He married Hannah, daughter of Major Barrell of 
the same town. Their children were, 1. Hannah Barrell 
—2. Eliza. 

Mrs. Sawin lived but few years after her marriage, but 
while she lived she was an ornament to that circle in which 
she moved ; not only as a wife, a mother, a friend to the 
poor and needy, but as a christian^ and died in the triumphs 



SEVENTH BRANCH. " 45 

of that religion she professed, g-rcatly lamented. Her 
christian character and exalted virtues were the subject of 
eulogy in the public prints after her decease. Dr. Sawin 
married again and by his second wife had one son, 3. Daniel. 
Dr. Sawin was eminent as a Practitioner in Medicine, 
and in Surgery but few of his age excelled him. In all his 
social relations he was highly esteemed, even before he 
professed to be a subject of that religion, which became 
the spring of all his actions in subsequent life, his solace in 
death,and the foretaste of endless felicity beyond the grave. 
" His path was like that of the righteous, shining brighter 
and brighter unto the perfect day." He died in the midst 
of life and usefulness. 



SEVENTH BRANCH. 

No. 1. CHRISTOPHER THAYER, 

a son of Ephraim and Sarah Thayer, married Mary Morse, 
and settled in Braintree. Their children were, 



1. William, born 22 Aug 1736 

Died 27 Jan 1756. 

2. Sarah, born 2 May 1738 

3. Christopher, " 27 April 1741 

4. Mary, " 7 April 1743 

^ Mr. Thayer died 10 Dec. 1787. 



5. At nos, born 5 April 1745 

6. AbTpulT " 20 Aug 1747 

7. Elizabeth, " 14 March 1749 

8. Ruth, « 1 July 1752 

9. Susannah, " 5 April 1755 



No. 2. II A. SARAH THAYER, 

married James Collins, and settled in Boston. Their chil- 
dren were, 1. John Morse — 2. Sarah. 

No. 3. I B. JOHN M. COLLINS, 

married Betsey Brackett of Peterborough, N. H. in 1798. 
Their children were, 1. Sarah C. — 2. John — 3. Samuel — 4. 
Rebecca — 5. Eliza. 



No. 4. II B. SARAH COLLINS, 

married a Mr. Partridge, residence unknown. 



No. 5. Ill A. CHRISTOPHER THAYER, Jr., 
married Bethiah, a daughter of Ebenezer and Bethiah Hunt 
of Weymouth, 1 2 Sept. 1 766, (see first part, Adams No. 25,) 
and settled in Peterborough, N. H. Mrs. Thayer was born 
30 Nov. 1744. Their children were, 



44 SEVENTH BRANCH. 

1. William, born '-25 Nov 17G7 I 5. Cliristoplier, l)Oin 26 Dec 1776 

2. 3Iarv, who died an infant. | (). Sarali, " 12 Feb 1779 

3. INIaiy, born 8 Jnly 1771 7. Joseph Adams, " 18 3Iay 1781 

4. Eber, " 17 Aug 1773 | 8. Eiihu, " 1 May 1783 

Mr. Thayer died 28 Sept. 1823. Mrs. Thayer died 28 
Feb. 1817. 

No. 6. I B. WILLIAM THAYER, 

married Abigail daughter of Abijah Wyman of Ashby Mass. 
11 March, 1792, and settled in Peterborough, N. H. Mrs. 
Thayer was born 6 Sept. 1774. Their children were, 



5. Elizabeth Stearns, b. 23 Mar 1803 

Died 18 Jan 1817. 

6. Abigail Smith, born 3 Dec 1804 

7. Sarah Win gate, « G July 180G 

Died 22 Jan 1807. 



1. Abijah Wyman, born 5 Jan 1796 

2. Cephas Prentice, " 6Septl7Lt7 

3. Abel Wyman, « 21 Sept 1799 

Died 27 Sept 1800. 

4. Stephen Wyman, b. 1 Aug 1801 

Mr. Thayer died 6 Aug. 1807. Mrs. Thayer died 11 
July, 1818. 

No. 7. I C. ABIJAH W. THAYER, 

Editor and Publisher of the Essex Gazette at Haverhill, 
Mass. married Susan, daughter of Jonathan Bradley of An- 
dover, 9 Nov. 1824. Their children were. 



1. Sarah Bradley, b. 11 Sept 1825 

Died 3 July 1826. 

2. Sarah Smith, born G Oct 1827 



3. William Sidney, b. 15 April 1829 

4. James Bradley, " 15 Jan 1831 

5. Susan Bradley, " 7 Oct 1833 



No. 8. II C. CEPHAS P. THAYER, 
married and lives in Cambridge, is also a Printer. 



No. 9. IV C. STEPHEN W. THAYER, 
married and lives in Lunenburgh, Mass. 



No. 10. VI C. ABIGAIL S. THAYER, 
married Royal B. Hancock of Cambridge, in June, 1832, 
and on the 29 of the same montl) embarked for India, in 
the Missionary service at Maulmtdc, in the Burman empire. 

No. 11. IV B. EBER THAYER, 

a son of Christopher and Bethiah Thayer, married Eliza- 
beth, daughter of Dea. Ebenezer Jaquith of Washington, 
N. H. 16 June, 1805, and settled in Peterborough. Mrs. 
Thayer was born 25 April, 1780, died 30 Oct. 1805. His 
second wife was Sarah Everett, who was born 21 May, 
1785, married 8 May, 1817. Their children were, 

1. Maria Everett, born 10 Mar 1818 I 4. Elizabeth Jaquith, b. 21 Oct 1822 

2. Joseph Adams, " 25 Nov 1819 | 5. Abigail, born 27 July 1824 

3. Richard Everett, " 21 Mar 1821 6. Stephen, " 28 Oct 1827 

Died 31 May same year. \ Died 20 Aug 1828. 



SEVENTH BRANCH. 45 

No. 12. VI B. SARAH THAYER, 

a sister of the preceding, married Elihu Penniman, Jr. and 
settled in Fitzwilliam, N. H. Their child, 1. Jos. Adams. 



No. 13. VHI B. ELIHU THAYER, 

a brother of the preceding, married Susan Everett, and 
settled in Peterborough. Their children were, 1. Eliza 
Ann — 2. William — 3. Susannah — 4. John — 5. Sarah Penni- 
man, who died in 1826 — 6. Martha — 7. Charles, who died 
in 1826 — 8. Nancy, who died in 1827 — 9. George. 



No. 14. IV A. MARY THAYER, 

daughter of Christopher and Mary Thayer, married John 
Hunt, and settled in Belchertown, Mass. Their child, 1. 
Mary, and perhaps others. 



No 15. VA. AMOS THAYER, 

a brother of the preceding, married Hannah Damerell, and 
settled in Braintree. Their children were, 1. William — 2. 
James — 3. Susannah — 4. Mary. 
Mr. Thayer died in Jan. 1819. 

No. 16. HI B. SUSANNAH THAYER, 
married John G. Holland, and settled in Boston. Their 
children were, 1. William — 2. Susannah G. — 3. James — 4. 
name not known. 



No. 17. IV B. MARY THAYER, 

married Stephen Gore of Boston, and settled there. Their 
children were, 1. Mary — 2. Hannah — 3. Stephen — 4. Za- 
biah — 5. Abigail — 6. Lucretia — 7. Susan — 8. Samuel. 



No. 18. VII A. ELIZABETH THAYER, 

a daughter of Christopher and Mary Thayer, married John 
Scudder of Boston, 13 Oct. 1774. Their children were, 1. 
John, born 29 July, 1776—2. Abigail— 3. Elizabeth— 4. Polly 
— 5. James — 6. name unknown. 

No. 19. I B. JOHN SCUDDER, Jr., 

married and settled in the city of New York. He had by 
his first wife one son John, and two daughters, who live 
in New York. He is the owner of an extensive Museum. 



No. 20. VIII A. RUTH THAYER, 

daughter of Christopher and Mary Thayer, married John 



46 SEVENTH BRANCH. 

Field of Braintree, 11 Nov. 1775, and settled in Peterboro-' 
Mr. Field was born in Qiiincy, 16 April, 1752. Their chil- 
dren were, 



1. John, born 27 Oct 1777 

2. an infant who died. 

3. William, born 18 Nov 1782 

4. Elisha, « 2 Ang 1784 

5. a son that lived two months. 



6. Jabez, w ho was drowned at the 
age of 4 years and 5 months. 

7. Sally, born March 1791 

8. Otis, " 12 Jan 1794 

9. Ruth, " 3 April 1796 

10. Mary, " 10 March 1798 



No. 21. I B. JOHN FIELD, Jr., 

married Beulah Reed, 20 June, 1802, who was born at 
New Ipswich, N. H. 15 Nov. 1778, and settled in Peter- 
borough. Their children were, 



1. Adeline, born 29 April 1803 

2. Isaac, " 11 July 1804 

3. Louisa, " 20 March 180(> 

4. Sylvina, " 21 Dec 1807 

5. Ruth, " 22 June 1809 

6. John, " 22 Nov 1810 

7. Horatio Nelson, b. 25 March 1813 

8. William, " 27 April 1814 



9. Mary Ann, born 22 Nov 1815 
Died 4 April 1816. 

10. Mary, born 13 Jan 1817 

11. Marcy Calista, " 23 Dec 1817 

12. Sarah Thayer, " 3 Aug 1819 

13. Louisa Jane, " 14 June 1821 

14. a son, " 26 June 1822 

Died 8 Sept same year. 



No. 22. I C. ADELINE FIELD, 

was married to James B. Nichols, 4 Feb. 1830 Their chil- 
dren were, 

1. John Field, born 7 Jan 1831 | 2. James, born 1 April 1833 



No. 23. Ill B. WILLIAM FIELD, 

married Mary McAllister, and settled in Peterboroug-h. 
They had fifteen children, 1. William Jackson, born 4 Jan. 
1808 — 2. Alexander Hamilton — the rest unknown. 



No. 24. IV B. ELISHA FIELD, 

a brother of the preceding, has no children. 



No. 25. VII B. SALLY FIELD, 

married Noah Youngman, and has had five children. 



No. 26. VIII B. OTIS FIELD, 

married Lydia Dodge, by whom he has had six children. 



No. 27. IX B. RUTH FIELD, 

married David Youngman, had one son and died. 



No. 28. X B. MARY FIELD, 

married Timothy Bruce, and has had four children. 



EIGHTH BRANCH. 47 

No. 29. IX A. SUSANNAH THAYER, 
the youijg-est daughter of Christopher and Mary Thayer, 
married Lemuel Field, 19 Dec. 1774, and he settled in 
Belchertown, Mass. They had one child, 1 Peter, born 
and died in Braintree, in consequence of" being- scalded. 
His mother died about the same time. He married again, 
and has a number of children. 



EIGHTH BRANCH. 

No. 1. RUTH THAYER, 

a daughter of Ephraim and Sarah Thayer, married John 
Capen, 20 Sept. 1722, and settled in Braintree. Their 
children were, s 

1. John, 

2. Esther, 

3. Nathaniel, born in 1729 

4. Ruth, 

5. Christopher, 1 May 1730 

6. Anna, born 20 March 1737 



7. Elizabeth, born 22 May 1739 

8. Sarah, 

9. Ephraim,? ^orn 24 Mar 1745 

10. Philip, J 

11. Samuel, 

12. Rebecca. 



No. 2. I A. JOHN CAPEN, Jr., 

married Mary Williams, and settled in Dorchester. Their 

children were, 

1. John, I 5. Mary, 

2. Eunice, ' I 6. Esther, 

3. Elizabeth, I 7. Susannah, 

4. Ruth, I 8. Sarah. 

No. 3. Ill B. ELIZABETH CAPEN, 

a daughter of the preceding, married William Hobart, by 
whom she had a family of children ; number and names 
unknown. 



No. 4. II A. ESTHER CAPEN, 

a daughter of John and Ruth Capen, married Benjamin 
Ludden of Braintree, and settled in Chesterfield. Their 
children were. 



1. 


Esther, 


born 


in 


174(1 


8. 


Daniel, born 6 Sept 


17.59 


2. 


Anna, 


u 


23 Feb 


1748 


9. 


Ruth, " 3 July 


1761 


3. 


Asa, 


u 


8 Feb 


1750 


10. 


Eunice, " 29 April 


17G3 


4. 


Esther, 


(( 


9 Aug 


1752 




Died 15 Feb 1766. 




5. 


Eli, 


(( 


3 June 


1753 


11. 


Milcah, born 7 April 


1765 


6. 


Daniel, 


(( 


3 May 


1755 


12. 


FiUnice, " 2(i April 


1767 


7. 


Bezer, 








13. 


Elisha, " 10 Marcli 


1773 



48 EIGHTH BRANCH. 

No. 5. II B. ANNA LUDDEN, 

married Sands Niles, about 1780, and settled at Fairlee, 

Vermont. Their children were, 



1. Nancy, born 5 April 1781 

2. Samnel, " 28 Aug 1782 

3. Sands, " 25 Oct 1785 

Mr. Niles died in Oct. 1823 



4. Benjamin, born 30 Aug 1787 
Died 18 July 1829. 



No. 6. I C. NANCY NILES, 

married Asa Southworth, and settled at W. Fairlee. Their 
children were, Albert, Samuel, Asa, Nancy, Benjamin. 
Mrs. Southworth died in Nov. 1824. 

No. 7. II C. SAMUEL NILES, 

married for his first wife Betsey Kezer, and for his second 

Abigail Wild, and settled at Thetford, Vt. Their children 

were, 

1. Harvey Hale, born 1 Oct I 3. Edward Munroe, born Oct 

2. George W. « 11 Mar 1817 | Mr. Niles died 7 Jan 1827. 

No. 8. I D. HARVEY H. NILES, 

married Lucy C. Heaton, and settled at Thetford, Vt. 



No. 9. Ill B. Dea. ASA LUDDEN, 

a son of Benjamin and Esther Ludden, married Deliver- 
ance Paine, and settled at V^illiamsbiirgh. Their children 

were, 1. Daniel — 2. . His second wife was a Moulton. 

Their children were, 3. Betsey — 4- Polly — 5. Sally — 6. 

Amelia — 7. Judith, 8. . 

Mrs. Ludden died 14 Feb. 1830, aged 80 years. 

No. 10. IV B. ESTHER LUDDEN, 

a sister of the preceding, married a Brown, and settled in 
New Hampshire. 

No. 11. V B. ELI LUDDEN, 

a brother of the preceding, died in Aug. 1775, aged 22 years. 

No. 12. VII B. BEZER LUDDEN, 
married and settled at Chesterfield. His children were, 
1. Ruth, 2. Cynthia, 3. Bezer, 4. Clarissa. He died at the 
age of 58 years. 

No. 13. VIII B. DANIEL LUDDEN, 

married and has nine children, and was living in 1833, in 
Lower Canada, at the age of 74 years. 



EIGHTH BRANCH. 49 

No. 14. IX B. RUTH LUDDEN, 

married a Damond, and died soon after, aged 22 years. 

No. 15. XI B. MILCAlT LUDDEN, 

married for her first liusband a Brown, and for her second 
a Gates, and settled at New Yorlv. Their children were, 
1 Joseph B. 2. Esther G. 3. Joseph Brown, 4. Forest, and 
two names unknown. 

No. 16. XII B. EUNICiTlUDDEN, 
married Ralph Southworth, and settled in Fairlee, Vt. 
Their children were, 

1. Phinelias, born 12 INIay 1792 



Died 19 April 1881, 

2. Irene, born 12 Sept 1793 

3. Milcah, « 1 Feb 179.5 

4. Josepli, " 14 Oct 1797 



5. Nancy, born 11 .lime 1799 

G. Elisha Niles, " 2 Feb 1801 

7. Horace, « 2 Nov 1803 

8. Fidelia, " 1 Nov 1805 

9. Rali)li Bowen, " 4 Aug 1809 



No. 17. Ill C. MILCAH SOUTHWORTH, 

married Asa Baldwin, and settled at West Fairlee, Vt. 
Their children were, I.David Martin, 2. Asa Lyon, 3. 
Thomas Porter, 4. Horace, 5. Calvin Bliss, 6. Nancy Ce- 
mantha, 7. Rolin Malary. 



No. 18. IV C. JOSEPH SOUTHWORTH, 

married Susannah Jenkins. Their children were, 1. Pa- 
renelia, 2. Joseph, 3. Edmund Chapell, 4. Susannah, 5. 
Eliza. 



No. 19. V C. NANCY SOUTHWORTH, 
married John Holbrook, and settled at New York. Their 
children were, 1. John, who died, aged 9 years, 2. Adelia 
Maria, 3. Nancy Lavinia, 4. Mary Salina. 

No 20. VII c. horaceTsouthworth, 

married Dolly Holbrook. They had one child. 



No. 21. Xin B. ELISHA LUDDEN, 

a son of Benjamin and Esther Ludden, married a Strong, 
and had three children. 



No. 22 III A. NATHANIEL CAPEN, 

a son of John and Ruth Capen, married Deborah Curtis, 
and settled at Braintree. Their children were, 1. Phebe, 
2. Rhoda, 3. John, 4. John, 5. Nathaniel, 6. Nathaniel, 7. 
29 



50 EIGHTH BRAIN CH. 

Deborah, 8. Samuel. Mr. Dapen died 27 April, 1806, aged 
77 years. Mrs. Capen died 7 Aug. 1797, aged 6G years. 

No. 23. II B. RHODA CAPEN, 

married Levi Wild, and settled at Braiutree. (See Thayer 

No. 21. 2.) They have no children. 



No. 24. VIII B. SAMUEL CAPEN, 

married Allice Adams, (see Adams No. 30, 6,) and settled 
in Braintree. Their children were, 

1. Clarissa, bom 6 July 179() I 3. Maria, born 7 July 1800 

2. Nathaniel, " 7 Feb 1798 | 4. Sain'l F. Moseley, b. 3 Oct 1811 

No. 25. I C. CLARISSA CAPEN, 

married Charles Hayward, settled in Braintree, and has 
two children, 1. Charles — 2. Clarissa. 



No. 26. Ill C. MARIA CAPEN, 

married Livingston White, (see White No. 20, j settled in 
Braintree, and has four children, 1 . George — 2. Maria Mann 
— 3. Carohne — 4. Ataline. 



No. 27. IV A. RUTH CAPEN, 

a daughter of John and Ruth Capen, married Benjamin 
Thayer. (See Thayer No. 24, 1st part.) They had 15 
children, viz : 

1. Ruth, baptized in 1742 

2. Ruth, 

3. Susannah, born 30 Sept 1747 

4. Phebe, 

5. Phebe, 

6. Benjamin, baptized in 1751 



9. Benjamin, 

10. Benjamin, 

11. Lewis, 

12. Lewis, 

13. Timothy, 

14. Levi, born 27 March 1795 

15. Elizabeth. 



7. Benjamin, 

8. Benjamin, 

They all died young except the three last named. There 
is no record to show that they were all born in theorder 
in which they are here placed. His second wife was Be- 
thiah Thayer, (See 10 Branch, No. 2,) who died in Oct. 
1816. He died in 1807. 

No. 28. XIII B. TIMOTHY THxVYER, 
married Hannah Thayer of Weymouth, about 1777, and 
had one daughter, 1. Hannah. Hissecond wife was Phebe 
Kingman, married about 1783. They had two children, 
2. Elihu, born 24 Sept. 1784—3. Ruth, born 26 Aug. 1788. 



EIGHTH BRANCH. 51 

No. 29. I C. HANNAH THAYER, 

married William Madaii of Randolph, and had several chil- 
dren, William, Hannah, Jonathan, and others. 

No. 30. H C. ELIHU THAYER, 

married Betsey Savill, settled in Dorchester, and has chil- 
dren, 1. Elihu, born 25 Oct. 1811, and others. 

No. 31. HIC. RUTH THAYER, 

married Joseph Wales, and settled in Quincy or Milton. 
Their children are, 1. Eliha T. — 2. Susannah. 

No. 32. I D. ELIHU T. WALES, 

married Emily Crane, and settled in Dorchester. 

No. 33. II D. SUSANNAH WALES, 

married Calvin Alden, Jr., a grandson of Silas Alden. (See 

Alden No. 59, 3, first part.) 

No. 34. XIV B. LEVI THAYER, 

a son of Benjamin and Ruth Thayer, married Elsey or Al- 
lice Belcher, in 1787, and settled in Randolph. 

Mrs. Thayer was born 29 March, 1770. Their children 
were. 



1- Lvdia B. bom .3 Oct 1790 

2- Nathaniel B. " 7 Aug 1792 

3. Otis, " 13 May 1794 

4. Hosea, " 179G 

Died in 1800. 

5. Elsey or Allice, born 1802 



Died in 1817. 

6. Daniel, born 19 April 1804 

7. Elizabeth, " 2 June 1806 

8. Roxana, " 10 Dec 1808 

9. Cyrus, " 7 Jan 1812 



No. 35. I C. LYDIA B. THAYER, 

married Eliphaz Sprague, 4 June, 1823, and settled in Ran- 
dolph. Mr. Sprague was born 24 April 1789. Their chil- 
dren were, 
1. A Ivan H. born 12 April 1824 



2. Eliza Ann, " G Sept 1825 

3. Lydia J. " 15 June 1827 



4. Nathaniel P. born 21 Nov 1829 

5. Quincy, " 25 Sept 1831 



No. 36. II C. NATHANIEL B. THAYER, 

married Charlotte Wade of Braintree, 4 July, 1813, and 
settled in Randolph. Mrs. Thayer born 4 July, 1793. 
Their children were, 

1. Charlotte, born 20 Oct 1814 j 3. Susan, born 21 Feb 1820 

2. Sophronia H. " 23 3Iay 1817 | 



52 EIGHTH BRANCH. 

No. 37. in C. OTIS THAYER, 

married Lucy Pendergrass, 13 April, 1813, and settled in 
Randolph. Mrs. Thayer was born 16 Feb. 1796. Their 
children were, 

1. Abiram, born' 7 May 1814 

2. Liicv Ann, " 8 March 18 1(] 

3. Julia Ann, " 1(3 Feb 182.5 



4. IMary B. born 30 Sept 1828 

5. Eliza J. " 5 Feb 1831 



No. 38. VI C. DANIEL THAYER, 

married Sally Orcutt, 5 April, 1825 ; settled in Randolph. 

Mrs. Thayer born 10 Jan. 1804. Their children were, 
1. Roxana, born 2(J Dec 1825 | 2. Daniel Webster, b, 26 April 1829 



No. 39. VII C. ELIZABETH THAYER, 

married Abiel Orciitt, 14 Dec. 1824, and settled in Abing- 
ton. Mr. Orcutt born 9 May, 1802. Tlieir children were, 



1. Betsey, born 23 Aug 1825 

Died 28 Aug same year. 

2. Cyrus, born 8 Sept 1826 



3. Henry, born 22 Aug 1828 

4. Abief Newton, " 8 Mar 1830 



No. 40. VIII C. ROXANA THAYER, 

married William Gurney, and settled in Abington. Mr. 

Gurney born 7 Sept. 1807. Their children were, 

1. Lysancler, born 1 Oct 1828 I 3. Francis M. born 25 Feb 1832 

2. Allice E. " 31 July 1830 | 



No. 41. IX C. CYRUS THAYER, 

married Esther Orcutt, 19 Dec. 1831, settled in Randolph. 
Mrs. Thayer born 26 Aug. 1812. 



No. 42. V A. CHRISTOPHER CAPEN, 

a son of John and Ruth Capen, married Abigail, daughter 
of Joseph and Abigail Thayer, (fifth Branch, No. 4,) and 
settled in Stoughton, (now Canton.) Their children were, 

Died 7 April 1767. 

8. Oliver, 2d., born 10 April 1768 
Died23 Ai)ril 1771. 

9. Anna, born 7 Sept 1770 
10. Joseph, 2d., " 23 Aug 1772 
ll.Jabez, " 24 Feb 1774 

Died 2 Jan 1779. 
12 K[)hraim, born 28 Dec 1777 
13. Jabez, 2d., " 9 31 ay 1780 

Mr. Capen died 20 Oct. 1809. Mrs. Capen died 16 April, 
1816. 



1. Mehitabel, born 20 JMay 


1755 


2. Abigail, " 16 Oct 


1756 


3. Joseph, " 13 May 


1758 


Died 22 Oct 1768. 




4. Samuel, born 20 Nov 


1760 


5. Christopher, " 18 Oct 


1762 


Died 8 Oct 1792. 




6. Sarah, born 31 Jan 


17(i5 


Died 27 Nov 1792. 




7. Oliver, born 31 Aug 


1766 



EIGHTH BRANCH. 53 

No. 43. I B. MEHITABEL CAPEN, 

married David Talbot, and settled in Canton. Mr. Talbot 
was born 8 March, 1746. Their children were, 1. Gratis, 
who married a Warren, had 4 children, and died at the age 
of 45 years. 2. Saloma, born 16 Feb. 1791, who was mur- 
dered by Jack Batters, a Mulatto, in June, 1804. Mrs. 
Talbot died 7 Jan. 1830. 



No. 44. n B. ABIGAIL CAPEN, 

married Robert Bancroft, 28 Dec. 1779, and had children. 



No. 45. IV B. SAMUEL CAPEN, 

married a Childs, by whom he had five children, three of 
whom are living-, and settled in Dorchester. His second 
wife was a White, who had by him four children, all living. 



No. 46. IX B. ANNA CAPEN, 

married Samuel Clap of Stoughton, and settled in Dorch- 
ester. She had four children ; but one is now living. 



No. 47. X B. JOSEPH CAPEN, 

married a Williams, and settled in Dorchester, had nine 
children, six of whom are now living. 



No. 48. XII B. EPHRAIM CAPEN, 

married Milly, daughter of Jonathan Capen, perhaps grand- 
daughter of Jonathan Capen, Jr. of Stoughton, (see Capen 
No. 19, first part,) and settled in Canton. They had four 
children, 1 . Edwin — 2. George — 3. Jerusha, and another, 
two of whom are now living-. 



No. 49. XIII B. JABEZ CAPEN, 

married Mary Wood, and settled in Dorchester. Their 
children were, 1. Mary — 2. Abigail, now living. Mr. Ca- 
pen died 24 Sept. 1815. 

No. 50. VI A. ANNA CAPEN, 

daughter of John and Ruth Capen, married Ephraim Blan- 
chard of Braintree. (See fourth Branch, No. 2.) 



No. 51. VIII A. SARAH CAPEN, 

a sister of the preceding, married Nathaniel Moseley of 
Stoughton, about 1742, and settled in Pomfret, Ct. Their 
children were, 1. Nathaniel — 2. Flavel — 3. Joseph — 4. 



54 NINTH BRANCH. 

Thomas— 5. Uriel— 6. Elisha— 7. Hannah— 8. Beulah— 9. 
Sarah — 10. Betsey, and five others, names not known. 

N. B. This article should have been placed as No. 3 or 
4 in this Branch, which was not discovered till too late to 
correct it. 



No. 52. IX A. EPHRALM CAPEN, 

married Dorothy Thayer, and settled in Dorchester ; af- 
terwards removed to Connecticut, had three children, 1 . 
Sally — 2. Phebe — 3. Philip R. and perhaps others. 
Mr. Capen died at the age of seventy-five years. 



NINTH BRANCH. 

No. 1. ESTHER THAYER, 

a daughter of Ephraim and Sarah Thayer, married Moses 
French, (see French No. 31, first part,) and settled in 
Braintree. Their children were, 

4. Sarah, born 15 Jan 1738 



1. Moses, 


born 16 Sept 


1731 


2. Elisha, 


" 12 Jan 


1734 


3. Esther, 


" 21 Dec 


1735 



S.Jonathan, " 19 Jan 1739 

6. Deliverance, " 7 Nov 1742 

Mr. French died 19 Sept. 1768, in the 69 year of his 
age. Mrs. French died 13 Dec. 1800, aged 95 years, 5 
months. 

No. 2. I A. MOSES FRENCH, Jr., 

married Elizabeth Hobart of Braintree, 11 Aug. 1756, (see 
Hobart No. 17, first part,) and settled in Braintree. Their 
children were, 

I.Caleb, born 15 Dec 1757 7. Moses, born 29 Oct 17(39 

2. Zenas, " 15 April 17(50 8. Jonathan, " 2!:) April 1772 

3. Sylvanus, " 6 June 17(>3 9. Asa, " 1(5 April 1775 

4. Abijah, " 11 Sept 1766 10. Charles, " 24 April 1778 

5. V . u J- J • • r 11. Elizabeth, " 13 31 ay 1780 
Q J twins, who died in infancy. ^.^^ '^ ^j^^.^,, j^p^/ 

Mr. French was a Deacon in the church at Braintree 
many years, and was much employed in public business. 

Dea. French died 19 Jan. 1807, aged 75 years 3 months. 
Mrs. French died 25 Dec. 1822, aged 84 years 8 months. 

No. 3. I B. CALEB FRENCH, 

married Relief Faxon of Braintree, 9 July, 1 784, and settled 
there. He died 15 July, 1823, aged 65 years 7 months, 
without^ issue. 



NINTH BRANCH. 



55 



No. 4. II B. ZENAS FRENCH, 

married Relief Thayer of Braintree, (see Thayer No. 48, 

8, first part,) and settled in Randolph. Their children were, 

1. Sally, born 24 Jan ] 783 I 3. Avis, bom 31 May 1789 

2. Relief, " 19 Feb 1785 1 Mrs. French died 22 Aug 1790. 

His second wife 'was Ruth White. (See White No. 24, 
2, first part.) They were married 30 Oct. 1791. Their 
children were, 



4. Joseph W. born 23 Sept 1792 

Died 27 Oct 1818. 

5. Elizabetli, born 18 Oct 1794 

Died 1 Nov 1800. 

G. Zenas, born 7 Feb 1798 

7. Ruth, « 3 Sept 1799 

S.Moses, " 2 Feb 1802 



9. Aaron, born 17 May 1805 
Died 10 May 1830. 

10. Alvan, born 27 Dec ISOC 

Died 20 May 1807. 

11. Charles, born 15 Jan 1809 

12. Caleb, " 18 Oct 1811 

Died 9 Feb 181G. 



No. 5. I C. SALLY FRENCH, 

married Jacob Whitcomb, Jr. and settled in Randolph. 
Mr. Whitcomb was born 6 Nov. 1780. Their children are, 

1. Jacob, born 23 Jan 1807 I 3. Sarah Ann, born 25 April 1822 

2. Charles F. " 2 Oct 1813 | Mr. Whitcomb died 9 Sept 1825. 

I D. JACOB WHITCOMB, Sd., 

married Abig-ail T. Holbrook, dangliter of Capt. Abia Hol- 
brook, and grand-daughter of Capt. Isaac Thayer, (No. 48, 
1, first part,) and settled in Randolph. Mrs. Whitcomb 
was born 1 Jan. 1811. Their child, 1. Jacob Henry, born 
17 Aug. 1830. 



No. 6. II A. RELIEF FRENCH, 

married John Adams, son of Lemuel Adams of Milton, in 
1802 ; settled in Milton. Mr. Adams was born 1 Dec 1780. 
Their children were, 

1. Hannah Relief, b. 31 Dec 1803 

2. Susannah Daven|iort,b 1 Mayl80() 

3. Lemuel Zenas, b. 24 Apiuf 1808 

Died Jan 1827. 

4. Betsey French, b. 18 Nov 1810 



5. Ruth White, born 23 June 1816 

Died 1 Nov 1817. 

6. Caroline French, b. 23 Jan 1821 

Died in 1829. 



No. 7. I D. HANNAH R. ADAMS, 
married Simeon Faxon of Randolph, and settled there. 
Mr. Faxon was born 24 Feb. 1803. 



No. 8. II D. SUSANNAH D. ADAMS, 
married Oliver B. Alexander, and settled in Boston. Their 
children were, 1. Lemuel Zenas, born 30 Jan. 1827 — 2. 
Sarah Elizabeth, born 22 April, 1831. 



56 NINTH BRANCH. 

No. 9. IV D. BETSEY F. ADAMS, 

married William N. Gardner, and settled in Milton. Their 
children were, 1. John Adams, born 20 April, 1828 — 2. 
Caroline R. born 6 May, 1830. 



No. 10. Ill C. AVIS FRENCH, 

married Parmenas Brett, and settled in N. Bridgewater. 
Mr. Brett was born 3 Nov. 1782. Their children were, 



1. Simeon, horn 8 March 1805 

2. Elizabeth F. " 19 March 1807 

3. Susannah Relief, b. 7 June 1809 



4. Lucinila, born 11 .luly 1813 

Died 19 Jan 1814. 



No. 11. ID. SIMEON BRETT, 

married Lodency Wallis, and settled in N. Bridgewater. 
Their children were, 1. Erastus W. born 2 Sept. 1829 — 2. 
Betsey Jane, born 2 Sept. 1832. 



No. 12. II D. ELIZABETH F. BRETT, 

married Philander Holmes, and settled in N. Bridgewater. 
Their children were, 1. George N. born 21 Oct. 1828 — 2. 
Susan W. born 2 Feb. 1830. 



No. 13. Ill D. SUSANNAH R. BRETT, 

married Erastus Wales, and settled in N. Bridgewater. 



No. 14. VI C. ZENAS FRENCH Jr., 

married Julia Tower of Canton, and settled in Randolph. 

Mrs. French was born 18 July, 1802. Their children were, 

1. Julia Ann, born 23 July 1827 I 3. Mary Ilolbrook, b. 14 Aug 1831 

2. Elizabeth Porter," IG Jan 1829 | 



No. 15. VII C. RUTH FRENCH, 
married Samuel Whitcomb and settled in Randolph. Mr. 
Whitcomb was born 4 June, 1788. Their children were, 
1. Samuel, born 18 April, 1819—2. Ruth F. born 12 March, 

1827. 



No. 16. VIII C. MOSES FRENCH, 

married Susannah Faxon, and settled in Randoldh. Mrs. 
French was born 25 Nov. 1804. Their child, 1. Susan E. 
born 5 Nov. 1828. 



No. 17. Ill B. SYLVANUS FRENCH, 

a son of Moses and Elizabeth French, married Hannah, 
daughter of Abraham Thayer, (see Thayer No. 48, 10, first 



NINTH BRANCH. 57 

part,) and settled in Randolph, had one son, 1. Joseph, 
who died 15 Oct. 1792, ag-ed about 4 years. His second 
wife was Azubali Penniman, born 5 May, 1770, married 28 
April, 1791. Their children were, 2. Joseph — 3. Hannah 
—4. Sally. 

No. 18. IV C. SALLY FRENCH, 

married Rhodolphiis Porter, and settled in Randolph. Mr. 

Porter was born 25 Jan 1794. Their children were, 

1. Isaac, born 19 April 1821 I 5. Sarah F. born 7 Oct 1827 

2. niio(lol|)liiis, " 5 Sept 1822 I 6. Liicinda, " 1 1 Sept 1829 

3. Jose|)li F. « 28 April 1824 7. Azubah Ann, « 2 Jan 1832 

4. Lewis, " 2.5 Jan 182G I 



No. 19. IV B. ABIJAH FRENCH, 

son of Moses and Elizabeth French, married Sarah Clark, 
11 Nov. 1790, and settled in Boston. Mrs. French was 
born 29 March, 1766. Their children were, 

1. Abijah, born 3 Nov 1791 I Died 4 Sept 179G. 

Died at Cincinnatti, Ohio. | 4. Willard, born 29 Sept 179G 

2. Elizabeth, born 15 March 1793 5. Catharine, ? » OQ t i i-QH 

3. Willard, " 10 Nov 1794 I 6. Caroline, I ^^Juiy i/JO 

Mrs. French died 7 Oct. 1798, aged 32 years. His sec- 
ond wife was Sarah Billings, who died 9 Dec. 1809. Mr. 
French died in Jan. 1811. 

No. 20. II C. ELIZABETH FRENCH, 

married George Giiildof Dedham, 24 June, 1813, and setted 
in Boston. Mr. Guild was born 20 March, 1788. Their 
children were, 1. George French, born 31 March, 1814 — 
2. James Edward, born"25 June, 1816, died 5 May, 1817. 
Mr. Guild died 15 Feb. 1817, aged 29. 



No. 21. V C. CATHARINE FRENCH, 

married George Washington Thayer of Randolph, son of 
Capt. Luther and Olive Thayer, (see Thayer No. 48, 1, 
first part,) 8 Sept. 1818, and settled in Boston. Mr. Thayer 
was born 11 Feb. 1793. Their children were, 

1. George Luther, b. 7 June 1819 

2. David Dudley, " 26 May 1821 

Died 23 Sept 1822. 

3. Olive Turner, born 7 May 1823 

4. James Edward, " 24 Aug 1824 

Died 21 April 1825. 



5. Charles French," 24 Nov 1825 

G. Francis, born 7 Sept 1827 

Died 8 Sept 1827. 

7. Catharine French, b. 20 Aug 1828 

8. James Henry, born 12 Dec 1829 

9. "11 Feb 1832 



VI C. CAROLINE FRENCH, 

married Benjamin V. French, 22 Sept. 1817, (see No. 23,) 
and settled in Boston. 
30 



58 NINTH BRANCH 

No. 22. VII B. MOSES FRENCH, Jr., 
married Eunice Vinton, 9 Dec. 1'790, and settled in Brain- 
tree. Their children were, 

1. Benj. Vinton, born 2;> July 1791 I 5. Charles, born 14 Sept 1802 

2. Moses, " 7 Jnil'e 17V)4 I 6. Edwanl, " 28 Dec 1809 
3 Caleb, " 1 Nov 171>7 Died 16 March 1834. 

4. John Allen, " 15 June 1800 | 7. Eunice Elizabeth, b. 1 July 1812 

No. 23. I C. BENJAMIN V. FRENCH, 

married Caroline French, 22 Sept, 1817. (See No. 19, 6, 

VIC. 



No. 24. II C. MOSES FRENCH, Jr., 

married Azubah Cleverly of Quincy, and settled in Boston. 
Their children were, 



4. Susan Whitney, b. 28 Jan 1827 

5. Mary Azubah, " 14 July 1829 



1. Benj. Vinton, born 5 Oct 1821 

2. Caroline, " 4 Aug 1823 

3. Sarah Cleverly, " 27 July 1825 

Mrs. French died 27 Jan. 1830, aged 35 years. His sec- 
ond wife was Elizabeth Cleverly, who was born 27 Dec. 
1804, married 3 March, 1831. 



No. 25. Ill C. CALEB FRENCH, 

married Nancy Parmenter in 1822, who was born 31 Aug. 
1797. Their children were. 



1. Caroline Elizabeth, b. 25 Oct 1822 

Died 30 Nov 1823. 

2. Jane Bates, born 14 Dec 1823 

3. Maria Haskell Thayer, born 17 
Feb 1826. 



Gronvill Ellis, born 9 Oct 1827 

Died 13 July 1828. 
Cvnthia Brown, b. 24 July 1829 
Ann Elizabeth, b. 11 July 1831 

Died 10 Feb 1832. ' 



Mrs. French died 3 Oct. 1831, aged 34 years. 



No. 26. IV C. JOHN ALLEN FRENCH, 

married Lucy Perkins Spear, 6 Dec. 1826, who was born 
13 Jan. 1805, and settled in Boston. Their children were, 

1. Ellen Maria, born 1 Dec 1827 I Died 24 Julv 1829. 

2. John James, " 12 Feb 1829 | 3. Mary Elizabeth, b. -30 June 1831 



No. 27. V C. CHARLES FRENCH, 

married Cynthia Brown, and settled in Boston. Mrs. 
French died 24 Nov. 1827, aged 23 years. His second wife 
was Catharine L. daughter of Charles French of Braintree. 

(See No. 34, 1.) 

No. 28. EUNICE~E.~FRENCH, 

married Thomas J. Noyes of Lebanon, N. H. 25 Feb 1830, 



NINTH BRANCH, 5!: 

and settled in Braintree. Their cliild, 1. Aaron Davis Weld 
French, born 4 Oct. 1830. 



No. 29. VHI B. JONATHAN FRENCH, 

a son of Moses and Elizabeth French, married Ann Weld 
of Boston, and settled there. Their children were, 1. Jon- 
athan, born 1 Oct. 1803 — 2. Aaron Davis Weld, born 25 
June, 1813, died 25 Oct. 1830, aged 17 years 4 months. 



No. 30. IX B. ASA FRENCH, Esq., 

married Mehitabel HoUis, and settled in Braintree. Mrs. 

French was born 11 Aug, 1779. Their children were, 



1. Elizabeth, horn 12 iMay 1800 

Died 20 Nov 1820. 

2. Jonathan, born 22 March 1802 



:j. i\Ielritabel Ann, b. 22 June 1806 

4. Lucinda, " 5 Oct 1810 

Mrs. French died 22 Aug 1819. 



No. 31. lie. JONATHAN FRENCH, 

married Sarah B. Hayward, and settled in Braintree. 
Their children were, 

1. Ehza, born 25 Sejit 182.5 1 3. Asa, born 21 Oct 1829 

2. Jonathan, " 19 Aug 1827 1 



No. 32. Ill C. MEHITABEL ANN FRENCH, 
married Capt. Samuel D. Hayden, and settled in Braintree. 
Their daughter, 1. Sarah Mehitabel, born 25 Aug. 1832. 



No. 33. IV C. LUCINDA FRENCH, 
married Isaac Willett, and settled in Braintree. 



No. 34. X B. CHARLES FRENCH, 

the youngest son of Moses and Elizabeth French, married 
Sally Lush, and settled in Braintree. Their children were, 

1 Catharine Lamb, b. 2.3 Jan 1810 I 3. Charles Andrew. 
2. Ann Weld, "22 Aug 1817 | 



No. 35. II A. ELISHA FRENCH, 

a son of Moses and Esther French, married Mary, daugh- 
ter of John and Mary Ludden, (see Thayer No. 13, 2, first 
part,) and settled in Braintree. Their children were, 
1 Esther, born 10 Feb 1757 3. Anna, born 7 Aug 1763 

Died 3 Aug 1760. 4. Elisha, " 5 Nov 1768 

2. Esther, born 3 Nov 1761 

Mrs. French died 20 June, 1805. Mr French died 19 
Oct. 1818. 



60 NINTH BRANCH. 

II B. ESTHER FRENCH, 

married Samuel White Thayer of Braintree. (See No. 36, 
sixth Branch.) 



No. 36. Ill B. ANNA FRENCH, 

married David Thayer of Braintree. (See No. 4Q, sixth 
Branch.) Her second husband was Dea. EHphalet Pack- 
ard, formerly of N. Bridgewater, married 11 Oct. 1800, by 
whom she had, 

I.Betsey, horn 1 Sept 1801 I 3. Esther, born .5 Aug 1609 

2. Mary, " 19 June 1805 | 

Dea. E. Packard died 16 Jan. 1819, ag-ed 61 years and 
21 days. 



No. 37. IV B. ELISHA FRENCH, Jr., 

married Susannali, daughter of Robert Hayden, Esq. of 
Braintree, 16 iMay, 1794, (see French No. 51, 2, first part,) 
and settled in Braintree ; afterwards removed to Boston, 
Their children were, 

l.Hervey, horn 24 Jnne 1795 I 6. Susannah, born 23 Mav 1803 

2. Elisha, " 7 May 1797 1 7. Cliarles, " 8 Oct 1809 

3. Robert, " 11 Dec 1798 I Died 11 Dec 1810. 

4. and 5. died in infancy. I 

Mrs. French died 12 Aug. 1818. His second wife was 
Mary Noyes of Boston. Maj. E. French died 4 Aug. 1826. 

No. 38. I C. HERVEY FRENCH, 

married Nancy Keith of Easton, Mass. and settled in Brain- 
tree. Their children were, 1. Hosea Edson, born 22 Feb. 
1822—2. Robert Hervey, born 16 Feb. 1824. Mr. French 
died in the flower of his age, much lamented. 



No. 39. II C. ELISHA FRENCH, 3d., 

married Lucinda White, and settled in Braintree. Their 

children were, 

1. Elisha, born 7 May 1820 I Died 26 Aug same year. 

2. Lucinda Ann, " 16 Feb 1826 | 3. Charles Austin, born 12 Dec 1827 

No. 40. VI C. SUSANNAH~FRENCH, 
married William Reed, and settled in Braintree. Their 
children were, 1. Susannah, born 11 Oct. 1825 — 2. Claris- 
sa, born 11 Sept. 1829. 



No 41 III A ESTHER FRENCH, 

a daughter of Moses and Esther French, married Richard 



NINTH BRANCH 



61 



Thayer, (see Thayer No. 18, first part,) and settled in 
Braintree, Their children were, 



born 28 Oct 


1756 


" 20 July 


1758 


" 10 Nov 


1760 


« 31 Aug 


17(M 


" 5 Nov 


]7(;(i 


" 21 Maicl 


i7<;9 



7. Obadiah, hoiii 23 Feb 1772 

8. Zebadiah, " 5.1uiiel774 

9. Ly(ba, " 22 Sept 177(> 

10. Naib'l Emmons," 29 May 1778 

11. Abigail, " 20 Aug 1781 



1. Henry, 

2. Moses, 

3. Isaiab, 

4. Elisha, 

5. Tiieodora, 
G. Ricliard, 

Mr. Thayer died 23 March, 1823, aged 92 years. 

No. 42. I B. HENRY THAYER, 

married Phila daughter of Jacob Packard of N. Bridgevva- 
ter, 27 Jan. about 1780, (see Gary's gen. p. 24,) and settled 
in Winchester, N. H. Mrs. Thayer was born 15 Sept. 1756. 
Their children were, 

1. llezekiah, born 2.5 Oct. 1783 1 3. Dorotby, born 20 May 1787 

2. Nancy, " 26 July 1785 4. Emmons, " 16 May 1789 

Died 30 April 180.3. | 5. Estber, " 21 Dec 1791 

No. 43. I C. HEZEKIAH THAYER, 
married Harriet Meiggs, 16 Oct. 1808, and settled in Troy, 
Their children were. 



N. Y. 

1. Mary Spriiiir, born 6 Aug 1809 

Died '2 Nov 1810. 

2. Harriet, born 22 June 1811 

3. Henry French, " 14 May 1813 

4. Asa Packard, " 15 April 1815 

5. Pbilena Perkins, " 30 July 1817 



6. Laura Porter, born 30 Aug 1820 



Levi Parsons, 

8. Samuel, 

9. David Porter, 

10. llezekiah E. 

11. Edw. Phinehas, 



9 Nov 1823 
24 Apr 1826 
29 Feb 1828 
15 Dec lb29 
15 Nov 1831 



No. 44. HI C. DOROTHY THAYER, 

married Ebenezer Conant, 22 Nov. 1806, and settled in 
Winchester, N. H. Mr. Conant was born 23 July, 1779. 
Their children were. 



L Edna, born 8 Sept 1807 

2. Huldab P. « 4 May 1809 

3. Hezekiah, " 17 Feb 1811 

4. Louisa, " 6 Jan 1814 

Died 10 Aug 1816. 

5. Philena, born 1 May 1816 



6. Louisa, born 16 Sept 1818 

7. Eunice, » 26 Dec 1821 

8. Ebenezer, « 23 Nov 1823 

9. Sarah Davis, " 11 April 1826 

10. Chas. Bennett," 11 Sept 1828 



Mr. Conant died 20 June 1832. 



No. 45 IV C EMMONS THAYER, 

married Barbara Emerson of Warwick, 19 April, 1815, born 
19 Sept. 1797. Their children were, 

1. Maria, born 16 Sept 1816 I 3. Benj. Emerson, b. 12 Nov J820 

2. Edward, " 10 Aug 1818 | 4. Cereno Taylor, 

Mr. Thayer died 26 Oct. 1826. 



21 Dec 1826 



No 46 V C. ESTHER THAYER, 

married Alpheus Kingman, 6 April, 1807, and f^ettled in 



6^2 NINTH BRANCH 

Winchester, N. H. iMr. Kingman was born 9 July, 1*86, 
Their children were, 

1. Alvan, born 4 July 1807 

2. Eliza, " 9 July 1809 

3. Pliiiv, « 22i\Iay 1811 

Died 4 Jan 1814. 

4. Emerson, born 14 Aug 1812 

Died 2 Dec 1812. 

5. Sidney, born 18 Oct 1813 



6. N'ancy Thayer, b. 27 Feb 1815 

7. Eniefine P. born 11 Nov 181 G 

8. Pliny Emerson, b. 7 Nov 1818 

9. Marshal, born 26 May 1820 

10. Warren E. born 16 April 1827 

11. Ellen Mehitabel, b. 27 Jan 1829 

12. Louisa F'rancis, b. 17 Aug 1831 



On the 20 April, 1833, the House and other building's of 
Mr. Kingman were consumed by fire, and in 12 days he 
had another raised by the active benevolence of the peo- 
ple in that vicinity. 

1. Alvan Kingman, married Lucinda Rugg of Keene, 21 
Feb. 1832. 

Eliza Kingman, married Caleb Sawyer Graves of Keene, 
1 Nov. 1832. 



No. 47. H B. MOSES THAYER, 

a son of Richard and Esther Thayer, married Anna Ayres 
Allen, and settled in Boston. Their children were. 



1. Henry, born 24 Feb 1784 

Died in infancy. 



2. Moses, born 17 Oct 1786 

Died young. 

3. Nancy, born 18 Oct 1788 



No. 48. ni C. NANCY THAYER, 

married John Minchen, and settled in Boston ; afterwards 
removed to N. Y. and was drowned. Their children were, 
1. John Henry, born 19 Sept. 1809—2. William— 3. Edward 
— 4. Eliza — 5. Margaret Ann — 6. Paul Jones. 



No 49. Ill B. ISAIAH THAYER, 

a son of Richard and Esther Thayer, married Tamar Bay- 
ley of Weymouth, 11 May, 1786, and settled in Sterling, 
Mass. Their children were, 

I.Sybil, born 2 3Iarch 1787 i 4. Deborah, born 23 Aug 1793 

Died 14 Marcii 1828. | Died 24 Sept 1832. 

2. Sarah, born 6 April 1789 5. Eliza, born 14 Oct 1795 

3. Nathaniel, " 23 31ay 1791 | 6. Isaiah, " 6 Jan 1798 

Mrs. Thayer died 29 Sept. 1812. His second wife was 
Rhoda Stetson of Braintree, married 17 June, 1817. Mr. 
Thayer died 10 Nov. 1827. 

No. 50. Ill C NATHANIEL THAYER, 

married Fanny Drury, and settled in Brighton, Upper 
Canada. Their cliildren were, 



NINTH BRANCH. 63 

1. Edward Baylev, I). 10 Sept 1827 I 2. Elizrj, born 10 April 1829 

Died in Oct 1827. | 3. Isaiah, " 10 Stpt 1833 

Isaiah Thayer, brother of the preceding-, also resides at 
Brigliton. Sarah and Eliza live in Sterling. 

No. 51. IV B. ELISHaTtHAYER, Esq., 

a son of Richard and Esther Thayer, married Irana Hol- 
brook, and settled in W. Fairlee, Vt. 



No. 52. V B. THEODORA THAYER, 

married Benjamin Wales, 27 June, 1797, (see Wales No. 
7, 7, first part,) and settled in Braintree. She was his 
second wife. 



No. 53. VI B. RICHARD THAYER, Jr., 

married Martha Appleton, and settled in Boston. Their 
children were, 

1. Thomas Appleton, b. 1 Mar 1799 I 5. George Henry, born 6 Aug 1807 

2. MartJja Appleton, " 9 Mar 1801 j 6. Lydia Weils, " 9 Aug 1809 

3. Richard French, b. 19 Mar 1803 I 7. Charles Edward," 28 May 1812 

4. Mary Ann, born 5 Sept 1805 I 

No. 54. I C. THOMAS A. THAYER, 

married Betsey, daughter of Benjamin Wales, No. 52, and 
settled in Boston. Their children were, 

1. Thomas Albert, b. 13 June 1827 I 3. Richard Benj. born 22 Aug 1830 

2. Maria Elizabeth, " 17 Feb 1829 | 



No. 55 IV C. MARY ANN THAYER, 
married Samuel Lucas Hay, and settled in Boston. 



No. 56. VII B. OBADIAH THAYER, 

a son of Richard and Esther Thayer, married Elizabeth 
Vinton, and settled in Braintree. Mrs. Thayer was born 
2 April, 1781. Their children were. 



1. Elisha, born 18 Aug 1799 

Died6 Ai)ril 18-34. 

2. Richard, born 20 Oct 1801 



3. Hezekiah, born 8 Nov 1804 

4. Simeon, " 2 June 1809 

5. Joseph Warren, " 6 Aug 1815 



Mrs. Thayer died 6 Sept. 1823. His 2d wife was Mary 
Field, born 10 April, 1779. 

2. Richard, married Esther Penniman, settled in Brain- 
tree, and died 26 Oct. 1824, without issue. 



No. 57. Vni B. ZEBADIAH THAYER, 

a brother of the preceding, married Lucy, widow of Ben- 



64 MNTH BRANCH. 

jamin Parker, Jr. of Andover, and had by her one daug-hter, 
I . Elizabeth. Mrs. Thayer had one daui^hter Lucy by her 
first husband. They live in Wiscasset, Maine. 



No 58. X B. NATHANIEL E. THAYER, 

married Deliverance, daughter of Dea. Eiiphaz Thayer, 
(see l3 Branch, No. 53, also Thayer No. 12, 4, first part,) 
and settled in Braintree. Their children were, 

5. Irene, Itorn 5 iNIay 1811 



1. Estlier, born 8 May 1803 

Died 20 Jan 1808. 

2. Lydia, born 16 INIarcli 1804 

Died 20 INlarcli same year. 

3. Rinmons, born 1 Nov 1806 

4. Estlrer, " 7 Dec 1808 



6. David, " 19 July 1813 

7. Sarah Eleanor, " ftlay 1815 

8. Moses, " 10 Aug 1817 

Died 11 Nov 1822. 



No. 59. in C. EMMONS THAYER, 

married Jerusha Holbrook, and settled in Braintree. 



No. 60. V C. IRENE THAYER, 

married Nahum Bunker, and settled in Braintree. Their 

children were, 1. Georcre — 2. Albert — 3. . 



No. 61. XI B. ABIGAIL THAYER, 

a daughter of Richard and Esther Thayer, married Heze- 
kiah Goodnough, and settled in Boston. Their children 
were, 1. Hezekiah — 2. Nancy T. — 3. Asa. 



No. 62. V A. Rev. JONATHAN FRENCH,* 

the youngest son of Moses and Esther French, was married 
to Miss Abigail Richards, 26 Aug. 1773. Her father was 
Dr. Benjamin Richards of Weymouth. Her mother was 
Abigail, the youngest of the children of Ephraim and Sarah 
Thayer. (See 14th Branch, No. 3.) Their children were, 

1. Sarah, boru 18 Nov 1774 j 4. Mary Hoiyoke, born 6 Aug 1781 

Died 25 sarrje month. . | 5. Sarah, 2d., " 13 Dec 1784 

2. Abigail, born 29 May 177G Died 2 April 1788. 

3. Jonathan, " 1(3 Aug 1778 1 

*The Rev. Jonathan French of Atulover, Mass. was born at Braintree, 
on the 30 Jan. 1740, N. S. When about seventeen years old he entered the 
army employed against the French and Indians, and in March, 1757, re- 
paired to Fort Edward. Debilitated by the small pox and the fever and 
ague, he returned home in October. 

He was afterwards stationed at Castle William, in the capacity of a ser- 
geant, the chief care of the garrison often devolving upon him. In that 
situation his life was twice in great jeopardy. An Indian servant at the 
Castle, to whom he had refused rum, assailed him with a drawn knife. 
With great presence of mind and agility he avoided the weapon and 
brought his antagonist to the earth. The Indian cocnpletely vanquish- 



NINTH BRANCH 65 

No. 63. II B ABIG.\H. FRENCH, 

married 9 May, l*/97, to the Rev. Samuel Stearns* of Bed- 
ford, Mass. Their children were, 



8. Elizabeth W. b. 21) July 1810 

9. Josiah Atlierton, > ■ i ^ iqio 
iM r^ w \ • . >blfeepl812 

10. Geo. VVftsbiiif^ton, ) 

Gforjre W. died 12 Oct 1819. 

11. ChariottR Esther b. 17 Sept 1814 

12. Ann Catharine, b. 10 Oet 1816 
13 Eeben'r Sperrv, b. 23 Dec 1819 



1. b. 18 Aug 1798 
Die(l 2 Nov same year. 

2. Abigail French, b. 7 Jan 1800 

3. Samuel Horatio, " 12 Sept 1801 

4. Sarah Caroline, " 1.5 April 1803 

5. VVm. Augustus, « 17 Mar 1805 

6. Mary Holyoke, " 14 Nov 180(i 

7. Jonathan j'^ench," 4 Sept 1808 

Mrs. Abigail French died 28 Aug. in the 80th year of 
her age. 

ed, and surprized tliat liis life was f^[)ared, was ever after grateful and 
obliging. 

In the other instance, at great hazard, he seized an Indian prisoner who 
had esca|)ed from confinement, and armed with a large club, threatened 
the life of any one who .should attempt to take him. 

Contemplating the practice of Physic and Surgery, his leisure was em- 
ployed in tlie study ;ai)(l so much did he enjoy tlie confidence of the faculty, 
that the medicines and care of the sick were often entrusted solely to him. 

At a time when Boston harbour was so frozen as to prevent the [tassing 
of a boat, but not so as to be safe for any one on foot, a case occurred 
which required innnediate attention. Articles were necessary which must 
be jirocured in Boston. Mr. French, with his characteristic resolu- 
tion and perseverance, as he could not procure a man who was willing to 
venture, furnislied himself witli a long pole, and holding it horizontally, 
went and returned safely, though often in great danger, and was consid- 
ered the instrument under Providence of saving the patient's life. 

He afterward prepared for College, and on tlie last day of his service at 
the garrison, gave up his comtnission as commanding oflicer for the day, 
and entered Harvard University in tlie humble station of Cutler's fresh- 
man. He graduated in 1771. 

He had contemplated a mission to the Indians, but was led in Provi- 
dence, to settle in the ministry in the South Parish in Andover, where lie 
was ordained 22 Sept 1772. 

Mr. French's mini-stry was laborious. His manner of preaching was 
serious, solemn, and impressive. Though his life was a continued scene 
of fatigue, he was remarkably cheerful at almost all seasons. He was 
given to hospitality. His company was eagerly sought by the young and 
the old, and his house was the abode of friendship, harmony, and love. 

In religious sentiment, he was such a Calvanistas the first fathers of New 
England. He had a strong attachment to the Assembly's Catechism, in 
which he regularly instructed the children, in the 7 districts of his parish. 

He was one of the founders of the Massachusetts Society for the pro- 
motion of christian knowledge. 

He was very much esteemed by the Churches of New England, as a 
wise, prudent, and judicious counsellor ; as appeared from the great num- 
ber of Ecclesiastiral Councils he was called to attend. 

He died of a paralytic affection, 28 July, 1809, in the seventieth year of 
his age, and the thirty-seventh of his ministry. A sermon was delivered 
at his funeral from John 14, 28, by Rev. Mr. Stone of Reading. 

*Rev. Samuel Stearns of Bedford, Mass. descended from an ancient and 

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66 NINTH BRANCH 

No. 64. II C. ABIGAIL F. STEARNS, 

married Jonas Monroe of Bedford ; died Jan. 1833, leaving 

a daugliter Ellen Maria. 



No. 65. Ill C. SAMUEL H. STEARNS, 

was graduated at Harvard University in 1823, and ordain- 
ed pastor of the Old South Church in Boston, 16 Apr. 1834. 



No. 66. IV C. SARAH C. STEARNS, 
married Rev. Forest Jefferds of Epping, N. H. Resettled 
in Middleton, Mass. Their children were, 1. Abigail Jane 
— 3. Sarah Caroline — 3. Samuel Stearns — 4. Olive Maria. 



No. 67. V C. WILLIAM A. STEARNS, 

was graduated at Harvard University in 1827, was settled 
as Pastor of a church in Cambridgeport. He married 
Rebecca Alden Frasier, a descendant of ihe pilgrim John 
Alden. Their child, Eliza Chaplin. 



No. 68. VIII C. ELIZABETH W. STEARNS, 
married Dea. Charles James of Medford, Mass. 



No. 69. Ill B. Rev. JONATHAN FRENCH, Jr., 

was graduated at Harvard University in 1798, ordained at 

very respectable family in Billerica, Mass. His grandfather, John Stearns, 
married Miss Esther Johnson, daughter of the celebrated Capt. Edward 
Johnson, principal founder of the town and church of VVoburn, and au- 
thor of the history of New England, entitled, " Wonder- Working Provi- 
dence of Sion's Saviour in New England." 

Rev. Josiah Stearns, son of John and Esther Stearns, was born at Bil- 
lerica, 20 Jan. 1732, was graduated at Harvard College, in 1751 ; ordained 
at Epping, N. H. 8 March, 1758, and died there in 1788. 

Rev. Samuel Stearns of Bedford, tlie subject of this Memoir, was son of 
Rev. Josiah Stearns of Epping, N. H. by his second wife, a daughter of 
Rev. Samuel Ruggles of Billerica. He was born at Epping, 8 April, 1770; 
fitted for College at Phillips Exeter Academy, and graduated at Harvard 
University in 1794. His theological studies he pursued under the direc- 
tion of Rev. Jonathan French of Andover, whose daughter, Abigail, he 
afterwards married. He was ordained over the Church and Society in 
Bedford, 27 A[)ril, 179(5, and died 26 Dec. 1834, after a ministry of almost 
thirty-nine years. IMr. Stearns was an able and faithful minister. He was 
very clear and decided in his views of religion. In him. Orthodoxy and 
Charity were eminently united. He was a man of prayer, leading appa- 
rently a life of communion with God. 

In his last sickness it was a great privilege to be near him, so heavenly 
was his conversation, so submissive was his deportment, so calmly would 
he speak of his approaching dissolution, and so firmly would he express 
himself of the Glory that was to follow. (See funeral sermon, by Rev. 
Samuel Sewall, from John, 11—25, 26.) 



NINTH BRANCH. 67 

North Hampton, N. H. 18 Nov. 1801, married 4 Dec. 1804, 
to Rebecca, daughter of Dea. Samuel Farrar of Lincoln, 
Mass. Their children were, 
1. Jonathan, bom 13 Dec 1805 



2. Rebecca Mercy, " 2 Feb 1807 

3. Sam'l Farrar, " 11 Jan 1809 

4. Abigail, " 4 Aug 1810 

5. Mary Holyoke, " 23 Nov 1812 

6. James, " 1 April 1815 



7. John Farrar, born 10 Feb 1818 
S.Sarah, « 25 May 1820 

9. Eben'rSperrv," 9 Jan 1823 

10. Lucy Ann, ' " 5 Sept 1825 

11. Elizabeth Dorcas, b. 26 J an 1829 



No. 70. V C. MARY H. FRENCH, 

married 16 Apr. 183.3, to Jonathan Hobbsof NorthHampton. 



No. 71. IV B. MARY H. FRENCH, 

daughter of Rev. Jonathan French of Andover, married to 
Rev. EbenezerPeck Sperry ; ordained at Dunstable, N. H. 
Installed at Wenham, Mass. 



No. 72. VI A. DELIVERANCE FRENCH, 
the youngest daughter of Moses and Esther French, mar- 
ried Rev. Nathaniel Emmons, D. D. 6 April, 1775, and 
settled in Franklin, Mass. Dr. Emmons was born 1 May, 
1745. Their children were, 

1. Nathaniel, born 14 April 1776 I 2. Diodate Johnson, b. 22 June 1777 
Died 8 Sept 1778. | Died 8 Sept 1778. 

Inscriptions on the tomb stones of Mrs. EMMONS, and her 
two children, Franklin, Mass. 

" In Memory of Mrs. Deliverance Emmons, consort of 
the Rev. Nathaniel Emmons, who departed this life June 
22, 1778, in the 36 year of her age. 

In that dark hour all serene she lay 
Beneath the openings of celestial day ; 
Her soul retires from sense, refined from sin, 
While the descending Glory wrought within — 
Then in a sacred calm resigned her breath, 
And as her eyelids closed she smiled in death. 

Death, where is thy sting .-' Grave, where is thy 
victory .'" 

" In Memory of Nathaniel Emmons and Diodate John- 
son Emmons, sons of the Rev. Nathaniel Emmons, both of 
whom died Sept. 8, 1778, the eldest aged 2 years 4 months 
and 24 days, the youngest aged one year 2 months and 16 
days. They were lovely and pleasant in their lives, and 
in their death they were not divided." 



68 TENTH BRANCH. 



TENTH BRANCH. 

No. 1. NEPHTALI THAYER, 

a son of Ephraim and Sarah Thayor, married Bathsheba, 
daughter of Dea. Samuel Bass of Braintree, S Feb. 1732, 
(see Bass No. 27, first part,) and settled in Braintree, (now 
Randolph.) Their children were, 

1. Bathsheba, bom 14 April 1733 

2. Bethiah, " 4 Nov 1734 

3. Naphtali, " 30 July 1739 



4. Hannah, 

5. Susannah, born 26 May 1743 



xNo. 2. n A. BETHIAH THAYER, 

married Benjamin Thayer, 24 Dec. 1 794. (See 8th Branch 

No. 27.) Mrs. Thayer died in 181G, without issue. 



No. 3. HI A. NAPHTALI THAYER, 

married Elizabeth, daughter of Benjamin and Ruth Thay- 
er, (see 8th Branch, No. 27,) 8 April 1763, and settled in 
Randolph. Their children were, 
1. Robert, born 22 June 17(i5 I 3. Benjamin, 

2.BethueI, " 1 Aug 1771 1 4. Rebecca. 

Mr. Thayer died 

No. 4. I B. ROBERT THAYER, 

married Rebecca, perhaps a daughter of Richard Thayer 
of Weymouth, (see Thayer No. 27, 6, first part,) in 1785, 
and settled in Randolph. Their children were, 1. Benja- 
min, born 20 Nov. 1786 — 2. Rebecca — S.John, born 1 1 
April, 1790 — 4. Davis — 5. Ebenezer— 6. Rebecca, 2d. — 7. 
Nahuni — 8. Elizabeth. 

No. 5. I C. BENJAMIN THAYER, 

married Charlotte White, (see 6 Branch, No. 53,) and set- 
tled in Weymoutli. Tliey have one child, 1. Charlotte. 
Mr. Thayer died in Aug. 1821. 



No. 6. II B. BETHUEL THAYER, 

married Anna, a daughter of Richard Thayer of Weymouth, 
(see Thayer No. 27, 9, first part,) in 1792, and settled in 
Randolph. Their children were, 1. Anna — 2. Silas — 3. Si- 
las, 2d. — 4. Mehitabel — 5. Belinda — 6. Ephraim — 7. Doro- 
thy and 8. Susannah, twins — 9 Dorcas — 10. Ricliard — 11 
Luther — 12. Jonathan. 



ELEVENTH BRANCH. 69 

No. 7. I C. ANNA THAYER, 

married John HoUis of Randolph, and settled there. Their 
children were, I. Anna, who died an infant — 2. Lavina — 
3. James — 4. Ephraim — 5. Lucinda — 6. Rebecca Ann. 



No. 8. IV C. MEHITABEL THAYER, 

married Samuel Howland, and settled in Bridgewater. 

Their children were, 1. Calvin, born 28 July, 1817—2. 
unknown. 

No. 9. VI C. EPHRAImThAYER, 

married Abi Paine, daughter of Zeba Paine, (see Paine, 

No. 16, 3, first part,) and settled in Randolph. 



No. 10. VII C. DOROTHY THx\YER, 
married William Madan, Jr. of Randolph, (see 8 Branch, 
No. 29,) who died without issue. Her second husband 
was Danforth Chandler, by whom she has had four chil- 
dren, (1827,) names unknown. 



No. 11. Vine. SUSANNAH THAYER, 

married James Tower, of Braintree and settled there, and 
has had five children, (1831,) names unknown. 

No. 12. XI B. LUTHER THAYER, 

married Catharine Paine, sister of Abi P. above named, 
and settled in Randolph. 



ELEVENTH BRANCH. 

No. 1. Dea. PETER THAYER, 

married Anna Porter of Norton, 1 June, 1 732, and settled 
in Braintree ; afterwards removed to Peterborough, N. H. 
Their children were, 



1. William, horn 26 July, 1733 

Died the samn day. 

*2. Peter, horn 5 May 1735 

Died (i July 17-36. 

3. Peter, born 3 April 1737 

4. William, " 26 Jan 1739 

5. Ephraim, " 16 Feb 1740 

6. Zacheus, « 27 Dec 1742 

Dea. Thayer died 27 Sept. 1798, aged 90 years. 



7. Anna, born 29 Sept 1744 
Died 25 Nov 1744. 

8. Anna, 2d., born 9 April 1746 

9. Jahez, " 7 July 1748 

10. Phehe, " H Feb 1750 

11. Ruth, " 23 Aug 1753 

12. Bartholomew, " 15 July 1757 



70 ELEVENTH BRANCH. 

No. 2. HI A. PETER THAYER, Jr., 
married Polly Withington, and settled in Randolph. Their 
children were, 1. John — 2. Polly — 3. Peter — 4. Mordecai — 
5. Asa— 6. William, born 26 March, 1777—7. Elisha. 

No. 3. H B. POLLY THAYER, 

married Joseph Kingman, 8 April, 1792. Their children 

were, 1. Mary — 2. Joseph — 3. William. 



No. 4. HI B. PETER THAYER, 

married Unity Hixon of Sharon, and settled in Randolph, 
Their children were, 1. Lyman — 2. Unity — 3. Harriet — 4. 
Peter — 5. Mary — 6. Avaline. 

No. 5. I C. LYMAN THAYER, 

married Irene, daughter of Meshech Thayer, (see 6th 
Branch, No. 138,) and settled in Randolph. 



No. 6. IV B. MORDECAI THAYER, 

son of Peter and Polly Thayer, married Rachel, daughter 
of Dea. Zacheus Thayer, fsee No. 13,) and settled at 
Hampden, Me. Their children were, 1. Rachel, born 18 
Oct. 1797 — 2. Mordecai — 3. Alvan — 4. Nancy — 5. Zacheus 
6. Seth Mann. 



No. 7. V B. ASA THAYER, 

married Olive Mann, and settled in Randolph. Their chil- 
dren were. 



L Asa, 


born 21 Sept 


1802 


4. Olive, 


2. Olive, 


" 9 April 


1805 


5. William 


3. John, 


" 24 Nov 


1809 





No. 8. I C. ASA THAYER, Jr., 

married Susan Thayer, and settled in Randolph. Their 
children were, 1. Susan Jane, born 25 June, 1821 — 2. Asa 
French born 21 July, 1823 — 3. Hosea — 4. Susan Jane, 2d. 



No. 9. VI B. WILLIAM THAYER, 

married Sarah Whitcomb of Randolph, and settled in Thet- 

ford, Vt. Their children were, 

I.Sarah, born 26 Feb 1805 4. Loren, born 7 July 1815 

2. Relief, « 4 IMav, 1807 5. Jane, '• 10 June 1818 

o. Wm. Withington, b. 3 June 1809 H. 



ELEVENTH BRANCH. 71 

No. 10. V A. EPHRAIM THAYER, 
son of Dea. Peter and Anna Thayer, married Phebe Por- 
ter of Stoughton, 3 Dec. 1762, and settled in Randolph ; 
afterwards removed away. Their children were, 

1. Anna, born 12 Oct 1763 I 4. Archippus, 

Died 13 June 1764. | 5. Jonathan, 

2. Porter, born 19 Aug 1765 6. Jabez. 

3. Ephraim, " 2 Aug 1767 | 



No. 11. VIA. Dea. ZACHEUS THAYER, 

married Deborah Mann, 30 June, 1770, and settled in Ran- 
dolph. Their children were, 

1. Anna, born 10 April 1772 4. Ruth, born 15 Sept 1781 

2. Deborah, " 15 May 1774 5. Betsey, " 18 June 1783 

3. Rachel, " 1 March 1778 

His second wife was Sarah, widow of Joseph Thayer, 
deceased. (See 5th Branch, No. 2.) 

No. 12. IB. ANNA THAYER, 

married Meshech Thayer. (See 6th Branch, No. 134.) 

No. 13. Ill B. RACHEL THAYER, 

married Mordecai Thayer, No. 6, and settled in Hamden, 
Maine. 



No. 14. IV B. RUTH THAYER, 

married Zeba Smith, and settled in Randolph. Their chil- 
dren were, 

6. Judson, Iiorn 3 April 1811 

7. Isaac, " 24 May 1813 

8. Charles, " 17 May 1815 

9. Adoniram, " 20 Sept 1818 

10. " 18 July 1822 



1. Ruth, born 13 May 1801 

2. Lucinda, " 27 April 1805 

3. Avis, " 1 Feb 1807 

4. Zeba, " 28 Jan 1809 

5. Elniira, 



No. 15. I C. RUTH SMITH, 

married Elisha Mann of Randolph, Vt. Mr. Mann was 
born 28 March 1805. Their children were, 1. Elisha — 2. 
Seth — 3. Judson — 4. Hosea — 5. Stillman. 
Mr. Mann died in 1835. 



No. 16. II C. LUCINDA SMITH, 
married Francis Hollis, and settled in Randolph. 



No. 17. V B. BETSEY THAYER, 

daughter of Dea. Zacheus Thayer, married Bela Jordan, 

and settled in Randolph Mr. Jordan was born 11 April, 



72 TWELFTH BRANCH. 

1783. Their children were, 1. John, born 9 Feb. 1805—2. 
Betsey, born 23 Feb. 1807. 

No. 18. I C. JOHN JORDAN, 

married a Phillips of Hanson, Mass. and settled in Randolph. 

No. 19. X A. PHEBE THAYER, 

a daughter of Dea. Peter and Anna Thayer, married Abra- 
ham Cummings of Topsfield, in 1781. Their children were, 
1. Phebe — 2. Ebenezer — 3. Jabez. 

No. 20. VII B. ELISHA THAYER, 

son of Peter and Polly Thayer, No. 2, 7, married a Tyler, 
and settled at Frankfort, Me. 



No. 21. XII A. BARTHOLOMEW THAYER, 

a son of Dea. Peter and Anna Thayer, married Elizabeth 
Blanchard of Braintree, in 1789, (see 4th Branch, No. 3,) 
and settled in Peterborough. Their children were, 1. 
Ephraim — 2. Jabez, who died in childhood. 

No. 22. I B. EPHRAIM THAYER, 

married and removed to Coshocton, Ohio, and has a fami- 
ly of children. 



TWELFTH BRANCH. 

No. 1. PRISCILLA THAYER, 

a daughter of Ephraim and Sarah Thayer, married 11 July, 
1732, to Elijah Hayden* of Braintree, (now Quincy.) Their 
children were, 1. Elijah, born 22 March, 1733 — 2. Enoch, 
born 24 March, 1734. 

Her second husband was Joseph Ford. Their children 
were, 

3. Josf-pli, born 18 Sept 1740 I 5. Nathaniel, born 23 Jinie 1741) 

4. James, " 13 June 1743 | 

Her third husband was William Spear, married in 1781. 
Mrs. Priscilla Spear died about the year 1795. 

*The projienitor of tliis family in Braintree, was John Hayden, and his 
wife Susannah, wlio.se chililren were, ]. John — 2. Samuel, probably horn 
before they settled in Braintree — 3. Jonathan, born 19, 3, IfUO — 4. Han- 
nah, b. 7, 2, 1642—5. Ebenezer, b. 12, 7, 1645—6. Nehemiah, b. 14, 12, 
1647. 

John Hayde.v and Hannah Ames were married by Gov. Endicott, 6, 2, 



TWELFTH BRANCH. 73 

No. 2. I A. ELIJAH HAYDEN, Jr., 
married Mary Faxon, and settled in Boston. Their chil- 
dren were, I. Elijah — 2. Mary — 3. Lot — 4. Elihu — 5. James 
— 6. Esther. 

No. 3. HI B. LOT HAYDEN, 

married Sally Cole, and settled in West Cambridge. Their 
children were, 1. Mary — 2. Nancy — 3. Elijah. 

No. 4. n A. ENOCH HAYDEN, 

second son of Elijah and Priscilla Huyden, married Amy 
Thayer, (perhaps daui^hter of Zachariah Thayer, No. 54, 
3, first part,) and settled in Quincy. Their children were, 

L Enoch, born 23 Feb 1756 I .5. Nathaniel, born 11 July 1763 

2. Priscilla, " 27 A|)ril 1757 | 6. Elijali, 

3. Caleb, " 17 May 1759 I 7. Abel, 

4. Amy, " 19 Feb 1761 I 8. Elisba. 

No. 5. I B. ENOCH HAYDEN, 

was blind many years, having lost his sight in consequence 
of the small pox, and was supported by the town. His 
mind, however, was well stored with useful knowledge, 
being blessed with a good memory, and few men enjoyed 
the pleasure of joining in the Music and devotion of public 
worship more than he, while he was able to attend, The 
genealogy of this Branch was principally furnished by him, 
whose memory alone aiforded the particulars, whether cor- 
rect or not, must be left for others to determine. 
He died in 1831. 



No. 6. Ill B. CALEB HAYDEN, 

a brother of the preceding, married Bathsheba Howard, 
and settled in Quincy ; afterwards removed to Chelmsford, 
Mass. Their children were, 1 . Elijah — 2. Samuel — 3. Han- 
nah — 4. Caleb — 5. Josiah — 6. Lois — 7. Solomon — 8. Mary 
— 9. James. 

No. 7. I C. ELIJAH HAYDEN, 

married Nancy Crocksford, and settled in Quincy. Their 

children were, 1. Elijah — 2. Eli — 3. Elbridge Gerry. 

1660. Their children were, 1. Hannah, born 3, 11, 1660 — 2. Sarah, b. 9, 
5, 1662—3. Josiah, b. 19, 4, 1669. 

Samuel Hayden and Hannah Thayer were married by Maj. Lusher, 8, 

2, 1664. (See Thayer No. 1, first part.) Their children were, 1, Samuel, 
born 6, 6, 1665, died 27 of the same month — 2. Susannah, b. 27,7, 1666 — 

3. Sarah, b. 25, 1, 1658. 

Jonathan Hayden, with his wife Elizabeth, bad 1. Margaret, born 11, 
3, 1670^2. Amey, b. 16, 7, 1672. 
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74 TWELFTH BRANCH 

No. 8. Ill D. ELBRIDGE G. HAYDEN, 

married Elizabeth Holbrook of Braintree, (see 6 Branch, 
No. 94,) and settled in Quincy. 

No. 9. Ill C. II ANN A iT HAYDEN, 

daughter of Caleb and Bathsheba Hayden, married Thom- 
as Newcomb of Quincy, and settled there. Their children 
were, 1. Eliza — 2. Thomas — 3. William, 

No. 10. V c. josiaTiThayden, 

a brother of the preceding, married Betsey Miller, and set- 
tled in Quincy. Children not known. 



No. U. VII C. SOLOMON HAYDEN, 

married Louisa Miller, and settled in Quincy. Children 
not known. 



No. 12. VIII C. MARY HAYDEN, 

married Joel Bemis, and settled in Quincy. 



No. 13. V B. NATHANIEL HAYDEN, 

son of Enoch and Amy Hayden, married Allice Peakes, 
and settled at South Boston. Their children were, 1 . Oli- 
ver — 2. Mary — 3. Isaac — 4. Ambrose — 5. Peter — 6. Philip 
—7. Nathaniel— 8. Allice~9. William. 

No. 14. VII B. ABEi71hAYDEN, 

a brother of the preceding, married Lydia Niles, and set- 
tled in Quincy. Their children were, 1. Nancy — 2. Eliza- 
beth — 3. George — 4. Mehitabel — 5. Abel Thayer — 6. Mary 
Niles. 



No. 15. VIII B. ELISHA HAYDEN, 

the youngest brother of the preceding, married Rebecca 
Finney. Their children were, 1. Lewis— 2. Elisha— 3. 
Joseph— 4. Thomas— 5. Mary— 6. Charles— 7. Eliza. 



No. 16. Ill A. JOSEPH FORD,* 

son of Joseph and Priscilla Ford, married Mary Roberts, 
and settled in Boston. They had one daughter Mary, who 
was the wife of Mr. Freeman, attorney at law at Barnsta- 
ble, Mass., and died without issue. 

*Mr. Nathaniel Ford, son of David Ford of Weymouth, says, his ances- 
tors of the name of Ford, who came from England were Nathaniel, 



I 



TWELFTH BRANCH. 75 

No. 17. IV A. JAMES FORD, 

a brother of the preceding-, settled in the city of New York, 
and is supposed to have left a large family. 



No. 18. V A. NATHANIEL FORD, 

the youngest brother of the preceding, went to the state 
of Maryland, leaving a daughter Joanna, born 6 June, 1765, 
in the care of his mother, by whom she was brought up, 
and nothing certain was known respecting him afterwards. 

No. 19. IB. JOANNA FORD, 

was married 22 April, 1787, to Isaac N. Field, who was 
born 21 April, 1765, and settled in Dorchester. Their chil- 
dren were, 

1. Enos, born 9 July 1788 

2. Peter. " 17 Nov 1789 

Died 24 July 1792. 

3. Joanna, born 24 Aug 1791 

4. Isaac, " 19 March 1793 

5. Lois, ■ « 8 Sept 1794 

Died 10 Oct 1795. 



6. Charlotte, born^ 5 May 1796 

7. Thomas M. " 31 Mar 1798 

8. Aaron Davis, " 10 Oct 1799 

9. Pearson II. " 19 Aug 1802 

10. Freeman, " 3 Nov 1804 

11. Harriet S. " 30 Nov 1807 



No. 20. I C. ENOS FIELD, 

married Elizabeth Blake, 10 May, 1818, and settled in 
Dorchester. 



No. 21. inc. JOANNA FIELD, 

married Thomas Cox of Dorchester, and died 28 July, 1825. 



No. 22. IV C. ISAAC FIELD, 

married Emeline, daughter of Samuel Richards of Dorches- 
ter, 22 April, 1821. (See 14 Branch, No. 5.) 



No. 23. VI C. CHARLOTTE FIELD, 

married Ebenezer Bates, 24 Sept. 1823, and settled in 
Dedham. Mr. Bates died 14 May, 1828, leaving one child. 

Joseph, Israel, Hannah, and Ann, the three last of whom died unmar- 
ried. Joseph lived and died in that neighborhood. His son Joseph mar- 
ried Priscilla Hayden, as before mentioned. David Ford of Weymouth, 
was son of Capt. James Ford, Mariner, whose widow Deborah died about 
the year 1793, and grandson of Nathaniel Ford, who came from England. 
Mr. Farmer mentions "Andrew Ford, Weymouth, freeman 1G54, who 
had sons Samuel and Ebenezer. Twelve graduates of this name had been 
educated at the New England Colleges in 1825. Roger (Ford or Foord) 
died at Cambridge, 24 April, 1644. Thomas, Dorchester, admitted free- 
man 1631, removed to Windsor, Conn. William was a proprietor of 
Bridge water, 1645."— [Gen. Reg. 



76 



THIRTEENTH BRANCH. 



No. 24. VII C. THOMAS M. FIELD, 

married Esther Fuller, 23 April, 1 820, and settled in Boston. 



No. 25. VIII C. AARON D. FIELD, 

married Mary Ann Fessendon, 22 Dec. 1824, and settled 

in Dorchester. 



No. 26. IX C. PEARSON H. FIELD, 

married Susan N. Richards, 14 April, 1825, and settled in 
Boston. 



No. 27. XI C. HARRIET S. FIELD, 
married Gardner E. Weatherbee, 13 Sept. 1829, and set- 
tled in Dorchester. 



THIRTEENTH BRANCH. 

No. 1. JAMES THAYER, 

a son of Ephraim and Sarah Thayer, married Deborah 
Arnold, (see Arnold No. 4, 10, first part,) and settled in 
Braintree, on the farm of his ancestors. Their children 
were, 



3rn 


14 Oct 1749 


(1 


1 Dec 1750 


(( 


28 Aug 17.52 


(I 


11 Nov 1753 


(( 


10 Sept 1755 


(( 


9 March 1757 


(I 


8 March 1759 


u 


4 Feb 1761 



9. Deliverance, born 16 Aug 

10. Demetrius, " 23 July 

11. Deborah, « 1(5 July 

12. Elizabeth, " 20 Dec 

Died in infancy. 

13. Elizabeth, born 3 3Iar 



1762 
1764 
1766 
1709 



Died 4 Dec 1790, withconsuinption. 



1. Ephraim, 

2. Sarah, 

3. James, 

4. Philip, 

5. Solomon, 

6. Deborah, « 9 March 1757 13. Elizabeth, born 3 3Iar 1771 

7. William, 

8. Abigail, 

Mr. Thayer died 19 June, 1790, ag-ed 78 years 3 months. 
Mrs. Thayer died 14 Dec. 1792, with small pox, aged 63 
years. 

No. 2. I A. EPHRAIM THAYER, 

married Rebecca Porter, and settled in Boston. Mrs. Thay- 
er was born 24 May, 1753. Their children were, 

1. Ephraim, born 9 Sept 1781 

Died 2 Feb 1782. 

2. Ephraim, born 15 April 1783 

Died 16 Nov 1819. 

3. Rebecca, born 8 March 1785 

Died 8 June 1796. 



1786 



4. Sally, born 19 Dec 

Died 22 July 1806. 

5. Betsey, born 13 June 1790 
0. Lucretia, " 24 Nov 
7. Debby, " 19 IMay 



1793 
1796 



Mrs. Thayer died 2 June, 1817, aged 64 years. 



THIRTEENTH BRANCH. 77 

No. 3. VI B. LUCRETIA THAYER, 

married Stephen W. Jackson of Boston. (See Jackson No. 
18, 3, first part.) Their children were, 

1. George, born 10 Feb 

2. Rebecca T. " 21 Nov 

Died 26 Dec 1816. 

3. Charles, born 19 Oct 

4. Rebecca T. " 3 Nov 

5. Stephen W. " 1 Mar 

Died 17 Sept 1823. 

No. 4. II A. SARAH THAYER, 

daughter of James and Deborah Tliayer, married William 
Crane, 12 Sept. 1776, and settled in Boston. Their chil- 
dren were. 



1814 


6. 


Lucretia, born 1 April 


1824 


1815 




Died 22 Sept 1825. 






7. 


Lucretia, born 18 Dec 


1825 


1817 


8. 


Stiiphen W. " 28 Feb 


1829 


1819 




Died 14 Dec 1829. 




1822 


9. 


Sarah, born 15 July 
Died 17 July 1830. 


1830 



1. William, born 8 Jan 1778 

2. Sarah, « 16 Oct 1779 



3. Mary, 
Died at the age of 4 years. 

4. Betsey, born 27 March 1783 

Her second husband was Thomas Emmons. 



No. 5. I B. WILLIAM CRANE, 

married Dorcas Sawyer, and settled in Boston. Their 
children were, 1. William, 2. Elizabeth, 3. Margaret. 
Mr. Crane died 15 Jan. 1821, aged 43 years. 



No. 6. II B. SARAH CRANE, 

married Amasa Murdock, and settled in Boston. Their 
children were, 1. Mary, 2. Mary, 3. Amasa, 4. Sarah E. 5. 
John, 6. William, 7. Elizabeth, 8. Elizabeth. 
Mrs. Murdock died in July, 1823, aged 44 years. 

No. 7. Ill C. AMASA MURDOCK, 

married Jane Loring, and settled in Boston. Their child, 

1. Albert Loring, born 4 Sept. 1829. 



No. 8. IV C. SARAH EMMONS MURDOCK, 

married Stephen W. Trowbridge, and settled in Newton. 
Their children were, 

1. Sarah Jane, born 7 Mar 1827 I 3. Eliza Davis. 

2. Adeline Fuller, " 23 Oct 1828 | 

No. 9. IV B. BETSEY CRANE, 

married Capt. James Thayer of Quincy. (Sec No. 14.) 



No. 10. Ill A. JAMES THAYER, 

son of James and Deborah Thayer, married Mehitabel 



78 THIRTEENTH BRANCH. 

Brackett, and settled in Braintree. Their children were, 
1. Mary, born 15 Dec 177G | 2. James, born 31 Oct 1778 

His second wile was Mary, daughter of Thomas Thayer, 
married 26 Oct. 1779. (See Thayer No. 85, 4, first part.) 
Their children were, 

3. Thomas, born 7 Oct 17?0 I 5. Lydia, born 29 Aug 1784 

4. Jechonias, " 2.'5 Jan 1783 1 

Mr. Thayer died 19 March, 1786, aged S3 years 7 months. 

No. 11. IB. MARY THAYER, 

married Zenas Mansfield of Braintree, 14 April, 1794. Their 
children were, 1. Zenas, 2. James T. who died 4 Oct. 1797, 
3. Mary, 4. Warren, 5. Mehitabel, 6. Betsey, 7. William, 
8. George. 

No. 12. IV C. WARREN MANSFIELD, 

married Jane B. Dyer, (6 Branch, No. 72,) and settled in 

Braintree. Their children are, 

1. Charles W. bora 19 Sept 1828 | 2. Sarah H. born 17 June 1830 



No. 13. VI C. BETSEY MANSFIELD, 

married Moses Ingalls of Boston, and settled there. Their 
child is 1. Mary Elizabeth. 



No. 14. II B. Capt. JAxMES THAYER, 

son of James and Mehitabel Thayer, married Betsey Crane, 
No. 9, and settled in Quincy. Their children were, 

1. Sarah Crane, born 16 May 1809 I 3. Elizabeth Emmons, b. 1 July 1813 

2. Mary Brackett, " 14 Dec 1810 | 

Capt. Thayer died 17 Dec. 1821, aged 43 years. 

No. 15. I C. SARAH C. THAYER, 

married Ebenezer Underwood, and settled in Quincy. 



No. 16. II C. MARY B. THAYER, 

married William Ditson, and settled in Quincy. 

No. 17. V B. LYDIA THAYER, 

daughter of James and Mary Thayer, married Boylston 
Vinton, (see Adams No. 29, 2, first part,) and settled in W. 
Boylston, Mass. Their children were. 



1. Lydia T. born 8 Jan 1817 

Died in April 1833. 

2. Louisa, 



3. Mary Ann, 

4. John Quincy Adams. 



THIRTEENTH BRANCH. 79 

No. 18. IV A. PHILIP THAYER, 

son of James and Deborah Thayer, married Lydia Salis- 
bury, and settled in Braintree. Mrs. Thayer was born 
22 April, 1752. Their children were, 

5. Wanen, born 19 Jan 1789 
Died with l)ilious colic, 15 March, 

1810, sick but four days. 

6. Ehas, born .30 April 1792 
I 7. Mary, " 13 April 1794 

Mr. Thayer died 20 Oct. 1832. 

No. 19. IB. STEPHEN THAYER, 

married Nancy Leeds, and settled in Boston. Their chil- 
dren were, 



1. 

2. 


Stephen, born 14 Sept 
Theodore, " 29 Oct 


1778 
1780 


3. 
4. 


Died at sea, 
Lvdia, born 4 May 
Philip, " 4 Oct 


1783 

1785 



1. Nancy, born 10 March 180G 

2. Stephen, " 2 Feb 1808 

Died 1 Feb 1832. 

3. Sally, born 12 Nov 1809 

4. Warren, " 18 Aug 1811 

5. MorgianaC.F." 21 Nov 1813 

6. Elias, " 11 Aug 1815 



7. Edward, born 5 Jan 1817 

8. Lucretia, " 19 April 1819 

9. Henry, " 29 Dec 1820 

Died 1 Jan 1821. 

10. Wm, Henrv, born 27 Dec 1822 

11. Theodore H. " 23 Nov 1824 

12. Alonzo, " 11 June 182G 



Mrs. Thayer died 6 Dec 1826. 

No. 20. I C. NANCY THAYER, 

married Charles Jarvis, and settled in Boston. Their chil- 
dren were, 

1. Charles, born 12 Sept 1825 | 2. Harriet, born March 1827 

Mrs. Jarvis died 27 Jan. 1831. 



No. 21. Ill B. LYDIA THAYER, 

daug-liter of Philip and Lydia Thayer, married Ezekiel 

White, and settled in Braintree. Their children were, 

1. Lvdia, born 9 Dec 1805 I Died 18 Nov 1824. 

2. Sabra, " 1 Nov 1808 1 3, Mary, born 1 July 1814 

No. 22. I C. LYDIA WHITE, 

married Daniel Orcutt, and settled in Braintree. Their 
children were, 1. Henry May, 2. 

Mrs. Orcutt died in July, 1833, aged 27 years. 



No. 23. IV B. PHILIP THAYER, Jr., 

married Rebecca Leeds, and settled in Boston. Their 
children were, 1. Mary, 2. Frances Adeline, 3. Philip, 4. 
Almira Frances, 5. Lydia. Mr. Thayer died 6 Dec. 1827. 

No. 24. I C. MARY THAYER, 

married William Bird, and settled in Braintree. Their 
child 1. Rebecca Frances, was born 11 Ausr. 1831. 



80 THIRTEENTH BRANCH. 

No. 25. VII B. MARY THAYER, 

daughter of Philip and Lydia Thayer, married Ezra Dyer, 
and settled in Braintree. Their children are, 

1. Ezra, born 28 June 1819 I 3. Sabra Adams, born 21 Aug 182G 

2. Mary, " 12 July 1823 | 



No. 26. V A. SOLOMON THAYER, 
son of James and Deborali Thayer, married Lydia, daugh- 
ter of Ensign Thomas Thayer, 26 Oct. 1779, (see Thayer 
No. 85, 7, first part,) and settled in Braintree, on the farm 
of his ancestors. (See Appendix to first part, page 175.) 
By her he had one son, 1. Theophilus, born 21 May, 1781. 
Mrs. Thayer died 19 March, 1783. His second wife was 
Elizabeth, daughter of Abraham Thayer, (No. 48, 6, first 
part.) Their children were, 

2, Jechonias, born 24 July 1786 I 4. Solomon Alden, b. 17 Dec 1792 

3. Betsey, " 26 May 1789 | 

Solomon Thayer, Esq. died 1 Feb. 1835. 

No. 27. I B. THEOPHILUS THAYER, 
married Elizabeth Hall, and settled in Quincy. Mrs. Thay- 
er was born 22 Jan 1780. Their children were, 
1. Harriet Ann, born 22 Dec 1804 | 2. George Alden, born 11 July 1807 
Mr. Thayer died 14 June, 1814. 



No. 28. II B. JECHONIAS THAYER, 

married Eliza McClure, and was a Merchant in Boston. 

Their children were, 

1. Eliza Ann, born 15 July 1813 I Died 1 Aug 1821. 

2. Mary Wilson, » 4 Oct 1815 | 3. Sarah Hunter, born 17 April 1817 

Mrs. Thayer died 15 Aug. 1818, aged 27. His second 
wife was Abby Hurd. Their children were, 

4. Mary Wilson, born 11 July 1821 I 7. Benjamin Hurd, b. 24 Sept 1825 

5. Theophilus, " 13 Aug 1823 I 8. Abby Hurd, 

6. Jechonias, " 1 Dec 1824 I 9. Harriet Louisa. 

Died 4 Oct 1831. I 



No. 29. Ill B. BETSEY THAYER, 
married Harlow Hooker, and settled in Boston. 



No. 30. IV B. SOLOMON A. THAYER, 
married Abby Stetson, and settled in Braintree. Their 
children were, 1. Mary, born 29 Oct. 1818, 2. Ephraim, 3. 
Harlow Hooker. 
Mr. Thayer died in Oct. 1828, aged 36 years- 



THIRTEENTH BRANCH. 



No. 31. VII A. Capt. WILLIAM THAYER, 

son of James and Deborah Thayer, married Sarah, daugh- 
ter of Moses and Dorothy Jones, (see 5th Branch, No. 3, 
also Copeland No. 57, 2, first part,) in 1781, and settled in 
Braintree, near the great pond. Their children were. 



8. Betsey, 

9. Rebecca, 

10. Thomas, 

11. Jolin Davis, 

12. Lucietia, 

13. Evelina, 



born 



5 Dec 1795 

9 Aug 1798 

4 Marchl801 

23 April 1803 

15 Aug 1805 

19 Oct 1807 



1813, aged 51 years, nearly. 



1. Mary, born 27 April 1782 

2. William, " 2G Oct 1783 

3. Sally, " 31 Oct 1785 

4. Rmh, " 1 Sept 1787 

5. Ruth, 2d., « 10 Nov 1778 

6. Prudence, " 18 March 1791 

7. Deborah, " 1 Sept 1793 

Mrs. Thayer died 13 Oct. 
Capt. Thayer died 17 March, 1822, aged 63 years. 

No. 32. I B. MARY THAYER, 

married Thomas Hunt, and settled in Milton. Their chil- 
dren were, 

1. Mary, born 14 Sept 1803 

2. Ruth Thayer, " 28 April 1805 

3. Thomas, " 17 April 1807 

4. Sarah, " 8 March 1809 

5. Beulah, " 19 Oct 1811 



6. Charles K. born 19 Dec 1813 

7. Joseph, " 15 Dec 1815 

8. George, " 12 Feb 1818 

9. Betsey Thayer," 8 Jan 1822 

10. VVm. Alden, " 2 Nov 1826 



No. 33. I C. MARY HUNT, 

married John Farrington of Milton. Their children were, 
1. Sarah, born 30 Oct 1826 I 2. Mary, born 29 Jan 1828 

Died 12 May 1827. | 3. Sarah, 



16 Dec 1830 



No. 34. II C. RUTH T. HUNT, 

married Nathaniel Farrington, brother of the preceding, 
and settled in Canton. Their child, 1. Nathaniel, born 3 
June, 1831. 



No. 35. Ill C. THOMAS HUNT Jr., 

married Augusta Crane, and settled in Milton. Their child, 
1. Augusta, was born 4 Jan. 1831. 



No. 36. II B. WILLIAM THAYER, Jr., 
married Sally, daughter of Josiah French, (see French, No. 
46, first part,) and settled in Braintree. Their children 
were, 1. Sally— 2. David— 3. Esther— 4. Harriet— 5. Wil- 
liam — 6. Elbridge — 7. Joel — 8. George — 9. . 



No. 37. Ill B. SALLY THAYER, 
married Alpheus Thayer of Braintree, Vt. 



Their children 



were, 



33 



82 



THIRTEENTH BRAIN CH. 



1. Henrv, 

2. Sarali, 

3. Epliraim, 



born 1 Aug 1804 
" 9 Oct 180(J 
" 9 Dec 1809 



4. Mary, horn 21 Jan 1819 

5. William, « 11 Dec 1817 

6. John Davis, « 4 March 1823 



No. 38. V B. RUTH THAYER, 

married Christopher Kneeland of Boston. Their child, 1. 
Charles, was born 13 Aug-. 1812, died 6 Nov. 1814. 

Mr. Kneeland died 9 Feb. 1814. Her second husband 
was Thomas Emmons of Boston, a Cabinet Maker. Their 
children were, 

2. Thomas, born 8 .March 181(1 I 4. John Alden, born .31 Dec 1821 

3. George, " 5 Sept 1818 | .5. Alfred, " 11 Sept 1823 

Mr. Emmons died 17 April, 1825, aged 41 years. 



Their chil- 



No. 39. VI B. PRUDENCE THAYER, 

married Josiah Ames, and settled in Dracutt 
dren were, 

1. George, born 5 Aug 1813 4. Harriet, 

2. Sarali Jones, " 4 April 1815 .5. John, 

3. Josiah, " 17 Dec 1817 6. 



born 13 Sept 
" 10 Dec 



1819 
1821 



No. 40. VII B. DEBORAH THAYER, 

married Alpheus Cary, Jr. of Boston, son of Alpheus Cary, 

who died in Milton, and grandson of Dea. Jonathan Cary 

of N. Bridgewater. [See Gary's Gen. p. Q. Their children 

are, 

1. Alpheus, born 5 Oct 1827 I 2. George W. born 31 March 1830 



No. 41. VIII B. BETSEY THAYER, 

married Lewis Copeland of Milton. (See Copeland No. 65, 
8, first part.) Their children are, 

1. Rebecca Thayer, b. 4 Feb 1823 I 3. Martha Emmons, b. 9 May 1827 

2. Charles Lewis, " 11 Feb 1825 | 



No. 42. IX B. REBECCA THAYER, 

married Stephen Lynch of Boston. Their children are, 
1. Charles, born 8 Oct 1825 | 2. Rebecca, born 1 July 



1827 



nvrfBnTnfW'*^'-'" ■■■ 



No. 43. X B. THOMAS THAYER, 

married Ann Locklin, and had by her one child, I. Martha 
Ann. 



No. 44. XI B. JOHN D. THAYER, 

married Caroline Dexter, and settled in Quincy. 
have two children. 



They 



THIRTEENTH BRANCH. 83 

No. 45. XII B. LUCRETIA THAYER, 

married Charles Coolidge, and settled in Boston. 



7. Aiden, born Sept 1798 

8. Lydia, " 3 May 1801 

9. Washington, > , 5 31 ay 1802 
10. Adams, > •' 

Died 29 Jan 1803. 



No. 46. VIII A. ABIGAIL THAYER, 

daughter of James and Deborah Thayer, married Silas 
Wild, Jr. of Braintree. (See Thayer No. 20, 4, first part.) 
Their children were, 

1. Silas, born 23 .Ian 1787 

2. James T. " ItJ Nov 1789 

3. Al)i<rail, " 17 June 1792 

4. Elisha, » Jan 1794 

5. Betsey, " 31 March 179.5 
G. Poily Crane, 

Mrs. Wild died 8 Jan. 1803, aged 43 years, nearly. His 
second wife was Mrs. Hay den, a daughter of Mr. John 
Noyes. Mr. Wild died 12 Oct. 1828, aged 67 years, nearly. 

No. 47. I B. SILAS WILD, Jr., 

married Ruth Reed of Braintree, and settled in Weymouth. 

Their children are, 

1. Abigail Thayer, b. 17 June 1814 | 5. Elizabeth Reed, b. 14 Aug 1821 

2. Geo.Washington," 29 Aug 181U \ (3. Marv Parker, " 7 Mar 1823 

3. Silas Franklin, " 24 Aug 1818 7. Henry Martyn, " 20 Dec 1825 

4. Jona. Sawyer, " 29 April 1820 | 



No. 48. Ill B. ABIGAIL WILD, 

married Pardon Keith of Bridgewater. Their children are, 

1. Willard, born (J June 1S12 I 5. Betsey Ann, b. 31 Mar 1820 

2. Nathan, " 11 Feb 1814 1 G. Simeon Cary, " 1 Sept 1822 

3. Hannah, " 30 Nov 1815 I 7. Abigail Thayer, " 18 July 1826 

4. Mary Wild, " 10 Feb 1818 | 8. Howard Pardon," 13 June 1831 



No. 49. IV B. ELISHA WILD, 

married Caroline Healy, and settled in Braintree. Their 
children are, 

1. John Francis, born 28 Dec 1820 j 3. Caroline, born 13 Oct 1825 

2. Rebecca, " 21 Feb 1821 \ 



No. 50. VI B. POLLY CRANE WILD, 

married Jonathan Sawyer, and settled in Boston. Their 
children were, 

1. George, born 2G July 1822 I 3. Mary Elizabeth, b. 18 Sept 1828 

2. Warren, " 23 May 1825 | 

Mr. Sawyer died 7 Aug. 1831, aged 53. 



No. 51. VII B. ALDEN WILD, 

married Ann Cook, and settled in the city of New York. 



84 THIRTEENTH BRANCH. 

Their children are, 1. Mary Ann — 2. Harriet Newell — 3. 
Caroline — 4. Deborah — 5. Elniira. 



No. 52. Vni B. LYDIA WILD, 

married Calvin Thayer, Jr., grandson of Nathaniel Thay- 
er, (No. 38, first part,) and settled in Braintree. Their 
children were, 1. Calvin — 2. Lydia — 3. Julia Ann. Mr. 
Thayer died in 1825. 

Her second husband was Robert Howe of Roxbury. 
Their children were, 1. Nancy Triplett — 2. Abigail Thay- 
er, who died 15 Jan. 1832 — 3. Robert Harris, who died 23 
Dec. 1831. 

No. 53. IX A. DELIVENANCE THAYER, 
daughter of James and Deborah Thayer, married Deacon 
Eliphaz Thayer, (see Thayer No. 12, 4, first part,) and set- 
tled in Braintree. Their children were, 

1. Deliverance, born 14 May 1785 

2. Sarah, " 13 April 1787 

3. Isaiah, " 2 Mar 1789 



4. James, " 29 Sept 1791 

5. Esther French, " 12 Dec 1793 

6. Eliphaz, " 4 Feb 1796 



Died 25 Sept 1797. 

7. Deborah, born 7 Oct 1798 

8. Lois, " 11 Oct 1800 

9. Eliphaz, " 24 Feb 1803 

Died 11 Oct 1821. 

10. Abigail, born 27 Oct 1805 



No. 54. I B. DELIVERANCE THAYER, 

married Dea. Nathaniel E. Thayer of Braintree. (See 

Ninth Branch, No. 58.) 



No. 55. Ill B. ISAIAH THAYER, 

married Sarah Hunt of Weymouth, and settled there 
Their children are, 

1. Sally, born 19 Jan 1814 

2. DeliVerance, " 6 Aug 181() 

3. Isaiah Warren, " 2 Jan 1818 



4. William Alden,born 16 Mayl820 

5. Sally Alden, " 18Angl822 

6. Susan S. " 23 Nov 1824 



No. 56. V B. ESTHER F. THAYER, 

married Jonathan Hayward, and settled in Braintree. 
Their children are, 

1. Daniel, born 13 May 1815 I 3. Jonathan Eliphaz, b. 24 Nov 1822 

2. Esther, " 20 Jan 1819 | 



No. 57. YII B. DEBORAH THAYER, 

married Sidney Johnson, and settled in Braintree. Their 
children are, 1. George Sidney, born 23 Oct 1815 — 2. Ab- 
igail — 3. James — 4. . 



FOURTEENTH BRANCH. 85 

No. 58. VIII B. LOIS THAYER, 

married Nathaniel Seaver Spear, and settled in Quincy. 
Their child, 1. Daniel. 

No. 59. X A. DEMETRIUS^HAYER, 

youngest son of James and Deborah Thayer, married Sarah 
Blanchard of Weymouth, and settled there. Their chil- 
dren were. 



1. Nicholas, born 12 March 1801 

2. Sarah Hovey, " 3 Nov 1802 

3. Charlotte, « 22 Aug 1804 



Died24 Aug 1825. 

4. Chloe, born 3 April 1807 

5. Warren, " 29 Jan 1813 



No. 60. I B. NICHOLAS THAYER, 

married Thais Shaw, and settled in Weymouth. Their 
children are, 1. Noah — 2. . 



FOURTEENTH BRANCH. 

No. 1. ABIGAIL THAYER, 

the youngest daughter and child of Ephraim and Sarah 
Thayer, was married 21 Nov. 1734, to Dr. Benjamin Rich- 
ards of Weymouth, and settled there. Their children were, 

6. Sarah, born 13 Oct 1744 



1. A son, J ^1^^ jjgj infants. 

2. A son, ^ 

3. Benjamin, born 25 Dec 1739 

Died in the army, 1757. 

4. Ephraim, born in 1741 

5. Abigail, " 17 Nov 1742 



7. Joanna, " in 1746 

8. Peter,* « in 1748 

9. Ruth, " 20 Aug 1750 

Died 26 Sept 1833, aged 83. 

10. Mary, born 17 April 1753 



Dr. Richards was an eminent Physician and a skillful 
Practitioner in his day, especially in the throat distemper, 
which, with the bloody flux, (dysentery,) were the fatal 
epidemics and prevailed with uncommon mortality in the 
years 1746, 7, 8, and 9.— [*See Alden's Coll. 2, 15. 

Dr. Richards died 25 June, 1755, in the 41 year of his 
age. Mrs. Abigail Richards died 10 March, 1765, in the 
52 year of her age. 

No. 2. IV A. EPHRAIM RICHARDS, 

raiarried Christian Rogers, a grand-daughter of Mr. Sam- 
uel Bass of Boston, (perhaps son of Samuel Bass, Sen., see 
Bass No. 3, 3, first part,) and settled in Boston. Their chil- 
dren were, 1. Benjamin — 2. Samuel — 3. Lydia — 4. Edmund 
Quincy — 5. Peter Hunt — 6. Ephraim, who died young. 

*He was killed on board a privateer m 1778, aged 30 years. 



86 FOURTEENTH BRANCH. 

Mr. Richards died of the small pox in Boston, when that 
port was shut by the British, in 1774, aged 33 years. 

No. 3. I B. BENJAMIN RICHARDS, 

married and died in early life, leaving several children. 



No. 4. II B. SAMUEL RICHARDS, 

married Mary Wentworth, and settled in Dorchester. 
Their children were, 1. Emeline — 2. Ansel Paca Pendleton, 
who left Dorchester in 1821, engaged in the U. S. service, 
and has not been heard from for several years ; it is pre- 
sumed he is dead, and Administration on his estate was 
granted 14 Aug. 1833 — 3. Laura — 4. Warren Washington 
Hancock— 5. Gerry Sullivan Gray, who was killed by the 
accidental discharge of a gun, wliile on a party of pleasure, 
near Squantum, in 1823. Mr. Richards died about 1817. 

No. 5. I C. EMELINE RICHARDS, 

married Isaac Field of Dorchester. (See 12 Branch No. 22.) 



No. 6. Ill C. LAURA RICHARDS, 

married Oliver.Hall of Dorchester, and died 18 Nov. 1832, 
aged 28 years. 



No. 7. Ill B. LYDIA RICHARDS, 
married first a Mr. Hersey, settled in Charlestown, and 
after his decease, she married Capt. William Rogers of 
Dorchester, of whom Rev. William Rogers of Townsend, 
is adopted son. 



No. 8. IV B. EDMUND QUINCY RICHARDS, 

married and settled in Boston. Removed to Saco, Me. had 

a large family. Stephen, Edmund, John, Sarah and Lydia, 

twins, Abigail and others. 

No. 9. V B. PETER H. RICHARDS, 

married Mary Duncan, 17 June 1792, and settled in Bos- 
ton. Their children were, 

1. Christian Rogers, b. 27 Mar 1793 I 3. Peter H. Richards, b. .5 Jaii 1797 

2. IMary King, " 9 Sept 1795 | 4. Susannah Nazaro, " 2 Nov 1799 

I. C. CHRISTIAN R. RICHARDS, 

was married 28 Oct. 1812, to Marvin Marcy, and settled 
in East Cambridge. Their children were, 

1. A son deceased. I 3. 3I:irvin Ricliards, b. 1 Dec 1816 

2. Christian M. born 11 Dec 1811 | l. Marv Duncan. " 3 Oct 1818 



FOURTEENTH BRANCH. 87 



5. Susannali Ricliarils, b. 3 May 1820 

6. Win. Winchester, h.22 Aug 1822 

7. Howard Field, « 22 Dec 1824 



8. Daniel Ciovsik!!-, h. 22 Oct 1828 

Died 5 S<-pt 1829. 

9. Lydia R. Rogers, b, 13 Sept 1830 



II. C. MARY K. RICHARDS, 

was married 16 Sept. 1819, to Erastus Farnum. Their 
ciiildren were, 

1. George Marcy, born 1 Nov 1830 | 2. Mary Richards, born 23 Aug 1820 
Mrs. Farnum, died 24 March 1825. 



IV C. SUSANNAH N. RICHARDS, 

was married 14 April 1825, to Pearson H. Field of Boston. 

Their children were six, three of whom are now living. 

1. Ptrldns H. born May 182() I 3. Pearson II. " in 1833 

2. Susannah L. " July 1627 | 



No. 10. V A. ABIGAIL RICHARDS, 

dang-hter of Dr. Benjamin and Abigail Richards, married 
Rev. Jonathan French of Andover. (See Ninth Branch, 
No. 62.) Mrs. Abigail French died 28 Aug. 1821. 



No. 11. VIA. SARAH RICHARDS, 

sister of the preceding, married Leonard Miller of Boston, 
son of John and Elizabeth Miller of Milton. He was born 
10 Dec. 1743. Their children were, 1. Abigail, who mar- 
ried Nathaniel Lyttle of Boston, and died without issue — 
2. George Ruggles, born 7 March, 1767, and died at Savan- 
nah — 3. Leonard — 4. Joseph — 5. Peter. 

Mrs. Sarah Miller died in 1802, aged 58 years. 



No. 12. VII A. JOANNA RICHARDS, 

sister of the preceding, married in 1766, to Lemuel Howe, 
son of Dea. Josiah and Sarah Howe* of Milton. Removed 

* Epitaph on the totnb stones of Dea. JOSIAH HOWE, and his wife. 
Dea. Josiah Howe died Oct. 3, 1792, in the 74 year of his age. 



Here stands his Urn, 

He'll not return. 

He's gone to Christ above. 



His body 's dead. 

His spirit's fled. 

His song's Redeeming Love. 



SARAH HOWE died 13 Nov. 1797, aged 81 years. 
Tired with the troubles and ye cares, 
A long train of four score years ; 
The pris'ner smiled to be released, 
She felt her fetters loo.se, 
And mounted to her rest. 



88 FOURTEENTH BRANCH. 

to Templetori, Mass. Mr. Howe was born 5 Aug. 1744. 
Their children were, 



4. Abigail Richards, b. 29 May 1774 

5. Elizabeth, " 8 Apr 1782 



1. Joanna, born 11 Jan 17G8 

2. Sarah Preston, " 19 INIay 1769 

3. Josiah, " 19 Mar 1771 

Mrs. Joanna Howe, died in 1819, aged 73 years 



No. 13. H B. SARAH P. HOWE, 

married Elisiia Tacker of Winchendon, Mass. Tlieir chil- 
dren were. 



1. Marv, born 17 Oct 1793 

2. Sarah Preston, " 17 Jnly 1795 

3. Elisha, " 24 July 1797 



4. Joanna Howe, b. 23 June 1799 

5. Abigail Elizabeth, b.23 Apr 1803 



No. 14. in B. Dr. JOSIAH HOWE, 

brother of the preceding, Physician in Templeton, remov- 
ed to Westminster, and married Lucy Barron, daughter of 
Dr. Shattuck of Templeton, and sister of Dr. Shattuck of 
Boston. Their children were, 1 . Josiah, deceased — 2. Ben- 
jamin Shattuck, deceased — 3. Lemuel Barron — 4. Lucy 
Barron — 5. Rebekah Elizabeth — 6. Josiah — 7. George 
Cheyne Shattuck. 



't3" 



No. 15. HI C. LEMUEL B. HOWE, 

married Ruth Ann Richardson. Their children were, 1. 
Benjamin Shattuck, deceased — 2. Lucy Shattuck and Cath- 
arine McFarland, twins. 



No. 16. IV C. LUCY B. HOWE, 

married Dr. John White of Westminster. Their children 
were, 1 . Mary Lane, deceased — 2. Lucy Shattuck, deceas- 
ed — 3. John Lane. 



No. 17. IV B. ABIGAIL R. HOWE, 

daughter of Lemuel and Joanna Howe, married Dea. Wil- 
liam Stearns of Epping, N. H. Their children were, 1 . 
William Ruggles, born 1 Nov. 1809 — 2. Josiah Howe — 3. 
Mary Elizabeth — 4. Samuel Richards, deceased. 



No. 18. V B. ELIZABETH HOWE, 

married Joseph Upham of Templeton. 



No. 19. X A. MARY RICHARDS, 

youngest daughter of Dr. Benjamin Richards, married Sam- 



FOURTEENTH BRANCH. 89 

viel Jones of Milton. Their children were, 1. Samuel — 2. 
Benjamin Richards, who died young. 

3. Benj. Ricljards, b. 28 Aug 1 770 I 7. Sarah, born 28 Nov 1786 

4. Ruth, " 21 Dep 1778 | 8. Lemuel Howe, 
r». Mary, " 18 April 1781 I 9. Sophia. 

G. Stephen, I 

Mrs. Mary Jones died in 1813, aged 60 years. 

No. 20. I B. SAMUEL JONES, Jr., 

married Joanna Leasiire. Their children were, I.Benja- 
min Richards — 2. Ann — 3. Samuel — 4. Peter Hunt Rich- 
ards — 5. Harriet — 6. Abigail Howe — 7. Elizabeth Brackett. 



No. 21. Ill B. BENJAMIN R. JONES, 

married Mehitabel Lewis Hersey. Their children were, 
1. Ebenezer Lewis — 2. Mary — 3. Sarah. 

No. 22. IV B. RUTH R. JONES, 

married Dea. Aaron Hayden of Eastport, Me. Their chil- 
dren were, 1. and 2. twins, deceased, 3. Aaron, deceased, 
4. Hannah Claflin, wife of Mr. Green, 5. Sally Leighton, 
wife of Mr. Brooks of Salem, Mass., 6. Charles Henry, 7. 
Susan, 8. Aaron, 9. Emma and Sophia, twins, 11. Lucy 
Ann Sharp, 12. Daniel Sharp. 



No. 23. V B. MARY JONES, 

married Edmund Johnson. Their children were, 1. Oliver 

Shed, 2. Sarah, 3. Mary, 4. Sophia Jones. 



No. 24. VI B. STEPHEN JONES, 

married Elizabeth Brackett Young. Their child was John 



Young. 



No. 25. VII B. SARAH JONES, 

was married, to whom, or where settled is not known. 

No. 26. VIII B. LEMUEL H. JONES, 

was married, to whom, or where settled is also unknown. 



No. 27. IX B. SOPHIA JONES, 

was married to a Mr. Gleason, but where settled, &c. un- 
known. 

34 



90 FOURTEENTH BRANCH. 

Of the early settlers of New England of tlie nnme of Richards, there 
were Rdward and Susan Richaros of Dodham, whose chddren were 1. 
Mary, born 28, 7, 1(339—2. Jolin, 1). 1, 5, 1G41— 3. Dorcas, b. 24 7, 1643— 
4. Nathaniel, b. 25, 11, 1648—5. Sarah, b. 25, 3, 1651. The children of 
John and Mary Richards were 1. John, horn 20, 5, 1663, and perhaps oth- 
ers. " Edwand of I^ynn, who died 26 Jan. 1690, aged 74, leaving a son 
John (Lewis.) James, Mass. admitted freeman 1652. Jamks, Conn, was 
elected magistrate in 1665. John, Dorchester, member of tiie Artillery 
Company 1644 ; its lieutenant in 1667 ; a captain and major ; representa- 
tive for Newbury from 1671 to 1673, 3 years ; for Hadley 1675 ; of Bos- 
ton 1679 and 1680 ; speaker Feb. 1680 ; was elected assistant 1680 to 1686 ; 
and one of the first counsellors under the charter of William and Mary, 
1692. He died at Boston, 2 April, 1()94. He married Elizabeth, widow of 
Adam Winthrop, 3 May, 1654. Nathamel, Cambridge, freeman 1632. 

[Holmes Hist. Cambridge. 

Thomas, 3Iass. was admitted freeman 1640. Thomas, freeman 1645; 
member of the Artillery Company 1648. WILLIAM, Weymouth, 1658," 
(perhaps grandfather of Dr. Richards.) 

"Of the name of Richards, 18 had graduated at the New England Col- 
leges in 1828." — [Fanners Gen. Reg. 



An extract from an article in Alden's Coll. 2, 7, will at once 
give a recapitulation of the descent of these families from John 
Alden, and conclude the genealogy. 

" In the maternal line " q/" these familifs," are traced to the 
Hon. John Alden, one of the pilgrims of Leyden, who came to 
Plymouth in 1620, who was assistant to all the Governors of the 
Old Colony, except the first, who died at Duxbury in 1688, at the 
age of about eighty-nine years. John Bass of Braintree, (now 
Quincy,) married Ruth, one of the daughters of John Alden. 
Sarah, a daughter of Mr. Bass, was the wife of Ephraim Thayer. 
This happy couple, another Zacharias and Elizabeth, as to their 
life and conversation, were blessed with a numerous family of 
children, remarkable for their piety. They were indulged the 
peculiar satisfaction of living to see fourteen children arrive at 
years of maturity, enter a family state, and unanimously make the 
noble resolution of Joshua; as for me and my house, we toill serve 
the Lord. On one communion occasion, they enjoyed the singu- 
lar felicity of presenting themselves, with the fourteen children, 
God had graciously given them, at the table of the Lord, to re- 
ceive the emblems of Redeeming Love ! A similar instance has 
seldom been found in the annals of the Christian Church." 



ERRATA, ac. 01 



CRITICAL REMARKS, ERRATA &c. 

Mehetabel is tlie true method of spelling a name whicli frequently 
occurs in the Family Memorial spelled Mchitablc. It is a Hebrew name. 

[Rev. T. Aldtn. 

Page 21, third line from top, read academical for acidemical. 

Same page 8th line after and insert of, so as to read and of whose uu- 
tnerous pupils, &c. 

Page 48 No. 8, for "Harvey H. Niles" read Docl. Harry H. J^es. 

Page 49 No. 20, for " one child" read no child. 

Page 23, Second Part, No 39, sixth branch, for, " Augenette" read Ann 
Jenette. 

Page 87, third line, for « 13 Sept." read 14 Dec. After « 1830," same 
line, insert Mr Marcij died 17 Jan. 1835. Same page, 7th line, for *'1830" 
read 1820, and for " 1820" read 1823. 

Page 119, 5th line from the bottom for item, read idem. 



92 EPHRAIM THAYER'S WILL. 



COPY OF THE WILL OF EPHRAIM THAYER. 



IN the Name of God Amen. This lOthday of AprilAnno, 1755^ 
I Ephraim Thayer, of Brain-tree in the County of Suffolk and Pro- 
vince of Massachusetts Bay in New England Weaver, being of 
perfect mind and memory thanksbe given to God therefor. Calling to 
mind the mortality of my body Knowing that it is appointed to Man 
once to die, Do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament, 
Viz. Principally and first of all I give and recommend my Soul 
into the hands of that God that gave it, hoping and trusting through 
the merits of Jesus Christ n>y only Saviour, to have full and free 
pardon of all my sins, and to inherit everlasting life ; and my Body 
I commit to the earth to be decently buried at the discretion of 
my Executors hereafter mentioned, Nothing doubting at the gen- 
eral resurrection I shall receive the same again by the mighty 
Power of God. 

And for the settling the temporal estate wherewith God hath bles- 
sed me I give and dispose of it in manner and form following, viz. 

Impriivijs. I give and bequeath unto my well beloved Wife 
Mary the improvement of the best room in my house and what 
privileges she sees cause to improve in my garden if she continues 
at my house during her natural life ; and also I order my Executors 
after named to at!ord her a comfortable maintenance, but if she 
sees cause to move away, then I give her all the household goods 
she brought, and order my Executors to pay her yearly as much as 
she hath from her Sons Kingmands during her natural life. 

Item. I give unto my Son Ephraim '20s. in money more than 
what he hath already received, to be paid in two years after my 
wife's decease. 

Item. I give unto my Son Philip the whole of my wearing ap- 
parel, both linen and woolen to be delivered him immediately after 
my decease and also o£ to be paid in two years alter my decease. 

Item. I give to my Son Joseph 1 £ to be paid him in two years 
after my decease and also two bbls. Cider pr year for three years 
after my decease. 

Ite3i. I give to my Son Shadrach my Ivory headed cane and 
also half my land in the first and second loft adjoining to the land 
I gave my Son Ephraim by Deed. 

Item. I give to my Son Naphtali the other half part of my 
land in the first and second lot adjoining to the lands I gave him 
by Deed. 

Item. I give to my Son Peter 20s. in money to be paid him 
in five years after my decease. 

Item. I give to my Grand daughter Ruth Vinton the Daugh- 
ter of my Daughter Sarah Dorman deceased a Cow to be deliver- 
ed her in one year after my decease. 

Item. I give to my Daughter Hannah Blancher one half an 



EPHRAIM THAYER'S WILL. 93 

acre of land adjoining to my Son Blancher's Land also two acres 
of meadow bounded Westerly on James Pentiiman's land, to run 
of an equal breadth, also my best feather bed and furniture be- 
longing thereto. 

Item. I give to my Daughter Ruth Capen .5 £ to be paid in 
two years after my decease she having received a Bed and furni- 
ture thereto belonging already. 

Item. I give to my Daughter Esther French a feather bed and 
furniture belonging to it. 

Item. I give to my Daughter Priscilla Ford a Cow and ^Os. 
in money. 

Item. I give to my Daughter Abigail Richards my silver Cup. 
Item. I give to my five Daughters, viz. Hannah, Ruth, Es- 
ther, Priscilla, and Abigail all the land I shall leave undisposed 
of to be equally divided among them, also all the Household move- 
ables I shall leave undisposed of to be equally divided among them. 
Item. I give and confirm unto my two Sons Christopher and 
James the whole of my homestead, viz. Housing and Barn, with 
all the Lands both on the South and North side of the way, Chris- 
topher to have the West part of the land and James the East part, 
to be equally divided between them for quantity, and Christopher 
to have the East end of the Barn, and half the floorway and the 
Corn house to be equally divided between them and the Dwelling 
House to be divided as they shall agree to suit them both. I also 
give unto my Son Christopher 2^ acres meadow which I purchas- 
ed of Capt. Ebenezer Thayer; I also give unto my Son James, 
three acres of land, which I bought of John Mills, adjoining to 
Capt. John Thayer's land; I also give to my Son James my Cart 
and wheels, yokes and chains and ploughs, &c. and also my great 
Bible. 

Furthermore. I constitute ordain and appoint my two Sons 
Christopher and James my Executors of this last Will and Testa- 
ment, Willing and Ordaining them to pay all my just debts and 
funeral expenses and the Legacies before mentioned ; finally, 
I do hereby utterly disallow, revoke and disannul all former Wills 
and Testaments. 

In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the 
day and year above written. 

EPHRAIM THAYER, [seal.] 
Signed, sealed, published and declared by Ephraim Thayer, 
to be his last Will and Testament in presence of 

Isaac Newcomb, 

Elisha Niles, 

A.\.\ Niles. 
Suffolk. By the Honourable Thomas Hutchinson, Esq. Judge 
of Probate, &c. the within written Will being presented for Pro- 
bate by the Executors therein named, Isaac Newcomb, Elisha Niles 
made oath that they saw Ephraim Thayer, the subscriber to this 
Instrument, sign the same and heard him publish and declare it 
to be his last Will and Testament and that when he so did he was of 



94 31VLES STANDlSirS WILL. 

sound atul disposing nund and incmory, according to their depon- 
ents best discerning, and that they together with Ann Niles, now 
absent, set to their hands as Witnesses in the said Testator's pres- 
ence. Boston, July 15, 1757. 
T. HUTCHINSON, Judge of Probate. 
Jno. Cotton, Register. 



The following is here inserted as a mere antique curiosity. 
copy op the last will and testament of 
Capt. MYLES STANDISH, Gent. 
exhibited before the Court held at Plijmoulh the 4th of May, 1657, 
on the oath of Capt. James Citd/oorih, and ordered 
to bee Recorded as folhnoeth : 
Given under my hand this March the 7th, 1655. 
WITNESSETH these Presents that I Myles Standish, Senr. 
of Duxburrow being in perfect memory yett deceased in my body 
and knowing the frail estate of man in his best Estate — I do make 
this to be my last Will and Testament in manner and form fol- 
lowing — 

1. My Will is that out of my whole Estate my funeral charges 
to be taken out and ray body to be buried in a decent manner and 
if I die at Duxburrow my body to be layed as neare as conven- 
iently may bee to my two dear daughters, Lora Standish, my 
daughter and Mary Standish, my daughter in Law. 

2. My will is that out of the remaing pte of my whole es- 
tate that all my just and lawliil debts which I now owe or at the 
day of my death may owe bee paid. 

3. Out of what remains according to the Order of this Gov- 
ernment my Will is that my dear and loving Wife, Barbara Stan- 
dish have the third pte. 

4. I have given to my son Josias Standi.sh upon his marriage, 
one young horse, five sheep and two heifers, which I must upon 
that contract of marriage make forty pounds, yett not knowing 
whether the Estate will bear it at present, my will is that the resi- 
due remain in the whole stocke and that every one of my four sons, 
viz. Alexander S. IMyles S. Josias S. and Charles S. may have 
forty pounds apiece, if not that they may have proportionable to 
ye remaing pte bee it more or less. 

5. My Will is that my eldest son Alexander shall have a 
double share in land. 

6. My Will is that soe long as they live single that the whole 
be in partnership betwixt them. 

7. I doe ordain and make my dearely beloved wife Barbara S. 
Alexander S. Myles S. and Josias S. joynt Excquitor.s of this niy 
last Will and Testament. 



NEW ENGLAND'S CRISIS 9.3 

B. I doe hy this my Wil! make and appnint my loviiio- friends 
Mr. Timothy Hatherly and Capt. James Cudwoith, supervisors of 
this my last Will, and that they will be pleased to do the office of 
christian love, to be helpfull to my poor wife and children by their 
Christian counsell and advice, and if any difference should arise, 
which I hope will not, my will is that my said supervisors shall 
determine the same and that they see that my poor wife shall have 
as comfortable maintenance as my poor state will beare the whole 
time of her life, which if you my loving friends please to do thouo-h 
neither they nor I shall be able to recompense, I do not doubt 
but the Lord will. By me, MYLES STANDISH. 

Further my will is that Martha Mareye Robenson, whome I 
tenderly love for her grandfathers' sake shall have three pounds 
in something to go forward for her two years after my decease, 
which my will is my overseers shall see performed. 

Further my will is that my servant John Irish, jr. have forty 
shillings more than his covenant, which will appear upon the town 
Booke, alwaies provided that he continew till the time he coven- 
anted be expired in the service of my exequitors or any of them 
with their jointe consent. By me, MYLES STANDISH. 

March 7, 1655. 

9. I give unto my son and heire aparant, Alexander S. all my 
lands as heire aparent by lawful descent in Ormistick Borsconge, 
Wrightnyton Maudsley, Newhurrow, Crawston and in the Isle of 
Man and given to me as right heire by lawful descent but surrep- 
ticiously detained from me my great Grandfather being a vond or 
younger brother from the house of S. of S. 

By me, MYLES STANDISH. 

March 7, 1655. 

Witnesseth by me James Cudworth. 



An extract from a Poem ivritten by the first JVew England bard, the "learn- 
ed Schoolmaster and Physician," Dr. BEJVMMIJV THOMPSOJV, who 
ivas born in Braintree, {nozv Qiiincy,) 14 July, 1642, died 13 April, 1714, 
aged 72 years, will close our volume. 

NEW ENGLAND'S CRISIS. 

"The times wherein old Ponipion was a saint, 
When men fared hardly yet without complaint, 
On vilest cates ; the dainty indian maize 
Was eat witii clamp-shells out of wooden tray's. 
Tinder thatcliM butts without the cry of rent, 
And the best sawce to every dish content. 
When flesh was food and hairy skins made coats, 
And men as wel as birds liad fliirpinjJt notes. 



96 NEW ENGLAND'S CRISIS 

When Cimnels* were arcounted noble bloud ; 

Among the tribes of common herbage food. 

Of Ceres' bounty formed was many a knack, 

Enongh to fill poor Robin's Almanack. 

These golden times (too fortunate to hold,) 

Were quickly sin'd away for love of gold. 

'Twas then among the bushes, not the street, 

If one in {)Iace did an inferior meet, 

" Good morrow brother, is there aught you want ? 

"Take freely of me, what I have you ha'nt." 

Plain Tom and Dick would pass as current now,f 

As ever since " Your Servant Sir," and bow. 

Deep shirted doubtlets, puritanic capes. 

Which now would render men like upriglit apes, 

Was comlier wear, our wiser fathers thought, 

Than the cast fashions from all Europe brought. 

'Twas in those days an honest grace would hold, 

Till an hot pudding grew at heart a cold. 

And men had better stomachs at religion, 

Than I to capon, turkey cock, or pigeon ; 

When honest sisters met to pray, not prate 

About their own and not their neighbours's state. 

During Plain Dealing's reign, that worthy stud, 

Of the ancient planters race before the flood — 

Then times were good, merchants cared not a rush. 

For other fare than Jonakin and 3Iush. 

Although men fared and lodged very hard. 

Yet innocence was better than a guard. 

'Twas long before spiders and worms had drawn 

Their dungy webs, or hid with cheating lavvne 

New England's beautyes, which still seemed to me 

Illustrious in their own symplicit}'. 

'Twas ere the neighbouring Yirgin-Land had broke 

The hogsheads of her worse than hellish smoak. 

' Twas ere the Islands sent their presents in, 

Which but to use was counted next to sin. 

'Twas ere a barge had made so rich a fraight 

As Chocolate, dust-gold and bitts of eight. 

Ere wines from France and 3Ioscovadoe to. 

Without the which the drink will scarsly doe. 

From western isles ere fruits and delicasies 

Did rot maids' teeth and spoil their handsome faces. 

Or ere these times did chance, the noise of war 

Was from our towns and herts removed far. 

No bugbear comets in the chrystal air 

Did drive our christian planters to despair. 

No sooner pagan malice peeped forth 

But valour snib'd it. Then were men of worth 

Who by their prayers slew thousands, angel like; 

Their weapons are imseen with which they strike. 

Then had the churches rest ; as yet the coales 

Were covered np in most contentious souls: 

Freeness in Judgment, union in affection, 

Dear love, sound truth, they were our grand protection." 

[KetteWs Specimens of Amer. Poetry, Vol. 1, 38. 

* Simuels. t Then. 



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