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List of Illustrations v-vi 

Dedication viii 

Preface ix 

Hanaford Family Records i 

Huckins Family Records 17 

Webster Family Records . 25 

Thompson Family Records 29 

Prayer from the Army and Church Manual 34 

Prescott Family Records 35 

Poem, "The Mothers of Our Forest Land" 42 

Wine or Wein Family Records • 43 

Bolton Family Records 47 

Nelms Family Records 57 

Richard Smith Family Records 59 

Poem, "Oh, The Mountain Maid New Hampshire," Miss Proctor 60 

Neal Family Records . . — 73 

Captain Walter Neal Petition 78 

Poem, "The Quaker of the Olden Time" 79 

The Indian Deed of 1629 to Wheelwright 83 

Poem, "Apostrophe to the Piscataqua " 105 

Poem, "Lake Winnesquam," Mary E. (Neal) Hanaford 107 

Haley Family Records 113 

Loch, Lock, Locke Family Records 117 

Robert Smith Family Records 125 

Henry Lyman Smith Branch Family Records 130 

Marston Family Records 139 

Captain Elisha Smith Branch Family Records 141 

Sheafe Family Records 147 

Shepard Family Records 147 

Reuben P. Smith Branch Family Records 151 

Poem, "Our Granite Land," H. H. Metcalf 152 

Poem, "The New Wife and the Old," J. G. Whittier 154 

Frank Percy Smith Branch Family Records 157 

Poem, "The Lake Side, " John Greenleaf Whittier 158 

Hill Family Records 161 

Poem, "On Winnesquam, " Clarence H. Pearson 162 

Barnes Family Records 166 

Codman Family Records 167 

Poem, Read At the "At Home" of Mr. and Mrs. F. D. Hill, Mrs. Harvey 

Jewett 168 

Nicholas P. Smith Branch Family Records 169 



Poem, "The Smith," H. W. Longfellow 170 

Will of Nicholas Smith 173 

Will of Nicholas Smith 175 

Lewis Cass Family Records (Cass, Casse, Cash) 181 

Philbrick Family Records 185 

Bartlett Family Records 189 

Poem, " The Spinners, " Longfellow 201 

Leavitt Family Records 203 

Dudley Family Records : 209 

Plumer Family Records 213 

Poem, "The Pilgrim Fathers," Felicia D. Hemans 214 

Samuel Bidfield Will 215 

The Hermit of Meredith Hill 223 

Wilson Family Records 243 

Merrill Family Records 251 

Parsons Family Records 257 

Poem, "A Song of the Pioneers, " William D. Gallagher 262 

Green Family Records 263 

Greene Family Records 263 

Nutter Family Records 275 

Old Days at Winnipesaukee, Bertha Green 280 

Swift and Swyft Family Records 283 

Poem, Miss Stevens 284 

Smith Family Records 291 

Poem 295 

Conclusion, Mary Elisabeth Neal Hanaford 297 

Additional Genealogical Notes 299 

Batt Family Records 301 

Webster Family Records 302 

Military Service, John Webster 303 

Genealogical Gleanings, Handfort, Etc 305 

The Bartlett Family, by Horace E. Stowe 308 

Descent of Judith N. Bartlett 310 

Descent of Gov. Thomas Dudley 310 

Prof. Lyman Brooks Hanaford 313 

Ethan Allen Anecdote 314 

Index of Names 315 



Mar>' Elisabeth Neal Hanaford Frontispiece 

Map, Where Our Worthy Ancesters Originated xi 

Hanaford Coat of Arms xiii 

Four Generations of Hanaford ii 

Portrait — Benjamin Hanaford 1 1 

Deacon John Huckins 1 1 

Winthrop T. Hanaford 1 1 

Nathaniel P. Hanaford 1 1 

John P. Hanaford 1 1 

Jennie M. Webster 1 1 

Webster Coat of Arms 23 

Prescott Coat of Arms 33 

Bolton Coat of Arms 45 

Rev. Robert Bolton Gravestone Inscription 53 

Richard Smith Coat of Arms 59 

John Smith Monument, Isle of Shoals 62 

Neal Coat of Arms 71 

Old Jackson House, Portsmouth 84 

Old Ocean, Rye Beach, N. H 92 

Location of Joseph and John Neal in (New Salem) Meredith, N. H 94 

Oxen Produced by John Mead Neal 96 

Portrait — John Mead Neal 97 

John Frank Neal 97 

Mary Neal Robinson Residence 100 

View of Old Home in Sanbornton, Lake Winnesquam 106 

Portrait — Smith Neal 108 

Sarah Elisabeth Smith Neal 108 

Haley Coat of Arms 1 1 1 

Loch Coat of Arms 115 

Robert Smith Coat of Arms 123 

Portrait — Henry Lyman Smith 132 

Joseph Marston Smith 132 

Memorial Stone Smith Family 134 

Marston Coat of Arms 137 

Portrait — Nicholas Smith 178 

Nicholas Marston Smith 178 

Lewis Cass Smith 178 

Frank Nicholas Smith 178 

John Nicholas Marston Smith 178 

Old Garrison House, Exeter, N. H 184 

Bartlett Coat of Arms 189 



Portrait — Dudley Leavitt 207 

Reward of Merit Reproductions (2) Master Leavitt to Smith Neal, 

following 208 

Dudley Coat of Arms 209 

Plumer Coat of Arms 213 

Old Hermit House 224 

Portrait — Benjamin Franklin Plumer 232 

Benjamin Franklin Plumer Family 233 

Drusilla Leonette (Plumer) Stevens 233 

Ellen Maria (Plumer) Richards 233 

Benjamin Wilson Plumer 233 

Hannah Wilson Plumer 233 

Harriet Plumer 234 

Benjamin Wilson Family 236 

Franklin L. Plumer 236 

Mrs. Bertha A. (Plumer) Cherry 236 

Mrs. Elvira (Green) Plumer 236 

Benjamin Wilson Plumer 236 

David Worthen Plumer Family 237 

Benjamin Smith Plumer 237 

Harold Rodger Plumer 237 

Jesse Frederick Plumer 237 

Dudley Leavitt Plumer 237 

Helen Elisabeth Plumer 237 

Lottie Wilson (Plumer) Rahn 237 

Daniel Worthen Plumer 237 

Mrs. Leonora Leavitt (Smith) Plumer 237 

Wayne Worthen Plumer 237 

First Wentworth House, Portsmouth, N. H 239 

Wilson Coat of Arms 243 

Green Coat of Arms 263 

Smith Coat of Arms 291 





Where our Worthy Ancestors Originated 

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The Hanaford crest was a unicorn's head surmounting a crown, an en- 
circHng scroll, bearing the motto, "Ad Finem Esto Fidelis." (Be Thou 
Faithful to the End). 

"A pedigree is a ladder by lahich we mount into past 
ages, and on any round of which we find a convenient 
resting place for stopping to look about us" 



Items — In the French family Record, of Ipswich, Eng., one 
Mary French was a sister of John Hanniford, who mentioned her 
in his will of 1567. From Old Norfolk and Essex wills, Massa- 

Nathaniel Handforth born 1608. 

Nathaniel Handforth born 1615, 

Nathaniel Handforth, 1638, London, Eng., haberdasher, 
bought house and land in Lynn, Mass., September 6, 1638; was 
constable May 10, 1645; escourt. He deposed 1665, aged 50 
years and upward. 

Nathaniel Handforth and brother Pill, in 1646, lived in Essex 
and Old Norfolk. 

Thomas Handforth of Scituate, 1643, Massachusetts. 

Hanaford was called Hanver in England. 

Apeilis, 1635, Eglin Handford and two daughters, Margaret 
and Eliza, came to New England in the boat Planter; another 
daughter, Lettice, came earlier; married Edwin Foster of Scituate, 

From Scituate and Barnstable Church Records; Eglin Han- 
ford "joyned" the church November 21, 1635. 

Widow Eglin Hanford was a sister of Timothy Hatherly. He 
was admitted Freeman, September 4, 1638; was deacon of the 
church in 1653. 

John Hanford, mariner, of Boston, Mass., married Hannah 
Button; admitted to the church, ii (2), 1647. She died 16 (6), 
1653. Their children: 

Samuel b. i (3), 1645; bapt. 18 (2), 1647. 
John, bapt. 7 (11), 1648; d. aged 12 days. 
Hannah b. 5 (11), 1650. 
John b. 1652. 

John Hanaford m. second, Abigal (Hands) Dill, widow 
George Dill; married by Captain Wiggin. 

Children by Abigal, second wife: 

Sarah b. March 8, 1656. 
Abigal b. March 8, 1660. 


Will probated April 15, 1661. He bequeathed to wife, also 
children, father-in-law, John Button, sister Mary French, and 
Rose Morrish. 

Jno. Hanaford, in 1709, signed a petition to Gov. Joseph Dud- 
ley, in her Majesty's Province, in New Hampshire for a meeting 
house; he was living within the bounds of Quamscott, some six 
miles from Exeter, N. H. (probably in Stratham, where he later 

January i, 1715-16, in a petition to set ofif a township, and 
church in Stratham, N. H., John Haniford signed with otners, as 
Freeman, and took the oath of allegiance to the Government of 

Just across the road from Richard Scammons, former bank 
commissioner, in Stratham, N. H., is where one of the early 
Hanifords, or Hunefords, settled; this was John Hanaford; he 
lived here in 1716. The cellar of the house can be pointed out, 
Mr. Scammon stated in 1911. There were some old apple trees 
that were a part of the Hanaford orchard, as Mr. Scammon told 
the writer of this book. 

John Hanaford was a proprietor of land in Bow, N. H., in 1727. 
Then moved to Canterbury, N. H. 

Haynes Hanaford of Norwalk, son of Capt. Samuel, and 
Jasabel (Haynes) Hanaford, and grandson of Rev. Thomas 
Hanaford, married Elisabeth Ketchum. Their children were: 
Jedidiah; Joseph born in 1742; Esther; John born in 1775; Mary. 

John Hanaford of Northfield, N. H., married Cordelia Russell. 
Their children were : 

Benjamin John born October 20, 1787; married Jane San- 
born of Northfield, N. H.; they had four children. He married, 
second, Nancy Flanders; they had one son and one daughter. 

Jabez Hanaford married Ruth Noyes. They settled in Bos- 
cawen, N. H., and had a daughter, Ruth. 

Amos C. Hanaford, born 1797, married Hannah C. Lyford, 
born in 1800. They had nine children. She died, and he married, 
second, Mrs. Sarah Fifield, of Tilton, N. H. He was a man of 
literary tastes, and a devout Methodist. 

Children of John and Jane (Sanborn) Hanaford : Martin Reuter 
born in 1808; John Hanaford born May 6, 1817, in Northfield, 
N. H., worked for a time in Tilton, then went to Colebrook, N. H., 
where he married and had two sons; later went to California, 
then to Idaho ; died in Ohio, Wife and sons live in Texas. 


The children of John and Nancy Jane (Flanders) Hanaford, 
above, were: 

Benjamin Franklin, born in 1830, married Caroline Follansby. 
They had three daughters. 

Samuel Gray Hanaford, born in 1828, married Lucy Hanaford 
of Boscawen. 

Jeremiah L. Hanaford, born in 1834, was ordained by Bishop 
Hamline; married Caroline Brainerd of Barre, Vt.; died at Mel- 
rose, Mass. 

Mary Elisabeth Hanaford, born 1827, married Ezekiel Ferrin. 
They had five children. 

Susan Gray Hanaford, born in 1830, married Lyman 

Rev. Charles Harding Hanaford, born February 4, 1834, mar- 
ried Jennie A. Nason of Springfield. They had one son, Fred A., 
who resides at South Lancaster, Mass. 

Maria Sweet Hanaford, born in 1839, was a popular teacher 
at Andover. She married in 1868, James Wilkins of San Fran- 
cisco, Cal.; resided also in Denver. He was a hotel keeper con- 
nected with the Cliff House at Golden Gate, San Francisco, 
Cal.; she died at Tucson, Ariz. She is said to have been a 
lovely lady. 

John A. Hanaford came to Northfield, N. H., from Newton, 
Mass. He had two daughters at Newton: Maria A. Hanaford, 
born in Newton, August 27, 1857; married John F. Leighton. 
Emma born at Newton in 1853. 

Joseph N. Hanaford moved to New London, N. H., from New 
Hampton, N. H., in 1854. Mrs. Hanaford was matron of the 
boarding house connected with the academy ; he was a shoemaker 
by trade. She was Betsy Prescott. They later moved to Man- 
chester, N. H., and are buried there. Mary and Jane Hanaford, 
sisters of Joseph N., remained there and died in New London, 
N. H. Sons of Joseph N. and Betsy (Prescott) Hanaford, born 
in New Hampton, N. H.: Sidney born 1862, married Abbie J. 
Story; was a photographer by trade; died in Portland, Me. 
J. Boardman Hanaford graduated at New London; studied and 
became a physician in Warwick, R. L William, the third son, is 
a grocer in Providence, R. L 

William G. Hanaford married Mary Jane Kennison ; they had 
Parker W., born September 18, 1845; he was educated at New 


Hampshire Conference Seminary at Tilton, N. H., and inherited 
his father's occupation of being a carpenter, and worked for the 
Maine Central Railway at Augusta, Me.; was promoted to 
general superintendent; married, in 1865, Mary Upton of Bow, 
N. H. 

Azuba Hanaford, married in 1844, Ebeneezer Carter of Canter- 
bury, N. H., whose home was on the site of the old Canterbury 

Mary A. Hanaford, born in 1855, married Alfred Lake of 
Canterbury. She was a good teacher. 

Allen Partridge" (Phineas\ EleazorS James\ John-, John^, 
born January 18, 1804, married, first, Nancy, daughter of John 
Emerson, who died in 1845; he married, second, June i, 1847, 
Sarah, daughter of David and Nancy (Pearson) Hanaford, born 
in New Hampton, N. H. They resided at Amoskeag, N. H. 
She was born December 31, 1809; died April 21, 1900. They 
had one son. 

William Foster Hanaford, son of Alfred Hanaford, was born 
in Plymouth, N. H., February 22, 1841. He enlisted in 1861 
from Sanbornton, N. H. In 1864 he was appointed corporal; in 
1864 he was made sergeant; and, later in the year, was first 
sergeant; he was a volunteer at Port Hudson; was discharged 
at Natchez, Miss. He married, in 1867, Amanda G., daughter 
of Jeremiah Ward. His brother, Oliver, born in Sanbornton, 
N. H., 1849, married Julia, daughter of James M. Lake, born 
in England. 

In Jno. Hanneford will, dated "11 Mch An° Dom I735," he 
deeds to son, David, of Stratham, N. H., land. 

David Huneford and wife, Sarah, deeded land in Stratham to 
John Clark, Jr., 1745. 

David Hanaford deeded land in Exeter, and wife, Mary Robe- 
son, to Edward Mason, in 1764; also in 1766 they deed to Josiah 
Hanaford land and buildings in Stratham. 

John Huniford was of Exeter, N. H., 1707. See the Bow 
Charter, 1727. 

John Honyford of Stratham was from Bedeford, York County, 
Eng. His father's name was Stephen. Had land in Bow, N. H., 
in 1748. Had a son, John, who married Margaret, in Stratham 
and Greenland, 1764. 

Zachariah Honiford had land deeded to him in Bow in 1748. 


John and Anna Hanaford of Stratham, N. H. Their 

children : ' ' 

John b. April 6, 1712. 
David b. June 4, 1716. 
Thomas b. April 17, 1718. 
Sarah b. Feb. 23, 1725. 

John Hanaford 's ear-mark for cattle was a hole in each ear. 

Among Cocheco Quakers 

Nicholas Hanaford married Betsy Rickford, 1741. 

David Hanaford was of Stratham, N. H., June 24, 1746; voted 
at a town meeting there. 

John Hanaford of Stratham, N. H., was in the Lexington 
(Mass.) fight April 19, 1777. 

At a "Reighcord of Meetings Peter hunnifield was Serwayer 
of hy wais, at Northfield, N. H. 

Peter Hanaford, a captain in the Revolutionary War, was at 
the battle of Bennington, Vt., under General Stark, August 15, 
1777. Also served as a private in Capt. Benjamin Sias' Company. 

Tradition Through NATHAi\iEL Perkins Hanaford 
John Hanaford married Abigal Norris. Their children: The 
seventh son was Capt. Peter Hanaford ; he was a tailor by trade 
and moved to Canterbury, N. H., from Stratham, N. H. There 
he traded his farm with the Shakers for wild land in New Hamp- 
ton, N. H. This farm is the present Shaker settlement in Can- 
terbury, N. H. 

The Hanaford farm in New Hampton, N. H., now occupied by 
George Huckins, was where Capt. Peter Hanaford settled ; he 
was in the battle of Bennington, Vt., under General Stark of 
New Hampshire; also served as private in Capt. Benjamin Sias' 
Company, July 20, 1777, from Loudon, and adjacent towns; he 
served two months at Stillwater, and Bennington, Vt. He was 
born in 1751; married Nancy Pierson; died January 19, 1834. 
He was a son of John Hanaford of Stratham, N. H., and had a 
brother, Benjamin. 

Peter Hanaford was born 1751; died, January 19, 1834; 
married Nancy Pierson. Their children: 

David b. July 28, 1771; d. 1833. 
Benjamin b. Oct. 29, 1776; d. Oct. 3, 1863. 
Sarah (Sallie Dows) m. Magoon. 


David Hanaford, born July 28, 1771; married February 10, 

1794, Nancy Taylor, daughter of Taylor, Jr., and Molly 

Leavitt (relative of Dudley Leavitt) ; She was born April 17, 
1775; died November 12, 1859. He died in 1833. There were 
ten children: 

Peter Hanaford b. Nov. 18, 1794; d. July 14, 1833. 

Mary L. b. Oct. 2, 1796. 

Abigal H. b. April 22, 1798; m. John Drake of New Hamp- 
ton, N. H. 

Major Taylor P. b. Jan. 8, 1800; a shoemaker. 

David, Jr., b. April 6, 1802; went to St. Cloud, Minn.; 
family resides there. 

Benjamin K., b. Aug. 14, 1804; d. 1831. 

Elizabeth H. b. Nov. 12, 1806; m. a Leavitt. 

Sarah H. b. Dec. 31, 1809; m. a Patridge; lived in Manches- 
ter, N. H. 

Joseph N. b. Sept. 7, 1817; lived in Manchester, N. H. 

Peter Hanaford and Polly Davis were killed by lightning 
in a heavy shower in 1833; he was sitting by an open window 
holding a young child in his arms; the child was not harmed. 
Their children: 


Lyman b. Oct. 1818. 

Mary Ellen m. a Partridge of Manchester, N. H. 

Martha Hanaford m. Amusa Lord. Their children were 
Nellie and Eugene. 

David had four children, Warren, Arthur, and two daughters. 
St. Cloud, Minn. 

Taylor Hanaford married Amanda Newell. Their child, 
Amanda, married Augustus Newell. Their children were May, 
Adell, Viola, Carrie and Maud; all are married, and each have 

Joseph Hanaford (son of Peter Hanaford and Polly Davis) 
had three sons. 

Dr. Hibbard Hanaford (Peter Hanaford, David Hanaford) was 
quite a writer on health and health foods; he lived in Reading, 
Mass. His request was to be buried in the Hanaford yard in New 
Hampton, N. H. He married Phoeba Anna Coffin, born in Nan- 


tucket, Mass., May 6, 1829; she was daughter of Capt. George 
W. and Phoebe (Barnard) Coffin. They had a son. Rev. Howard 
A. Hanaford, who resides in New York state. His mother was 
the first woman ordained in New England ; she held pastorates 
in Hingham; Waltham, Mass.; New Haven, Conn.; and Jersey 
City, N. J. Member and officer of many literary and temperance 
societies; also author of many books and poems. 

Harry M. Hanaford of Elgin, 111., writes: "My great-grand- 
father was Peter Hanaford, who was captain in the Revolutionary 
War, and long resided at New Hampton, N. H. My grandfather 
was Benjamin Hanaford (i 776-1 863). My father was Thomas 
Milton Hanaford, a carpenter by trade, and for many years on 
the C. & N. W. R. Ry. in the fifties and sixties. He came early 
in life to Illinois, living in Chicago, and Rockford, where I was 
born, 1865; then in Huntley until about 1884; several years in 
Worthington, Minn.; then he moved to Woodstock, 111., where 
he resided until his death, the direcc result of a runaway injury. 
I have a brother, Ben, living in Chicago, with son, H. M., and 
two daughters. A sister, Belle Lemmers, at Hebron, 111., with 
son and daughter. A brother, Arthur, left a widow and daugh- 
ter, Blanche, at Jewell, Iowa. Brothers, Fred and Archie, died 
in infancy, and Mertie when about 9 years old. In 1890, I mar- 
ried Grace L. Smith, daughter of Joseph G. Smith of White- 
water, Wis., an old settler in southern Wisconsin, a farmer now 
living with my family. We have three children, Clara, 16; Earl, 
10, Ernest, 2|, in 1907. My father, Thomas Milton Hanaford, 
remarried Carrie Tompkins of Chicago, 111.; no children." 

None of the following are closely connected : 

There was a Stephen A. Hanaford from Devonshire, Eng., who 
had a son, George W., born in Albany, N. Y., and lived in Con- 
necticut; had a son, George E. of Chicago, 111., a commercial 

A. M. Hannaford, police magistrate, at Roodhouse, 111. 

H. M. and H. P. Hannaford of Denver, Col., in 1893. 

From H. M. Hanaford's Father's Grandfather's Bible 

(Capt. Peter Hanaford of Elgin, III.) 

Benjamin Hanaford (i 776-1 863), married January 8, 1800, 

Sarah Wait (April 11, 1781; April 13, 1809); was a brother of 

Peter. H«^ m^rrif'd, second, Nancy Gate (November i, 1785; 


August 2, i860). She was the oldest of thirteen children. Their 
children : 

Frances (Oct. 9, 1800; Dec. 7, 1859) m. Eliphalet Huckins 

(see Huckins). 
Eliza (Jan. 24, 1802; 1831) m, Josiah George. 
Peter (May 6, 1803; May 3, 1882) m. Nancy Smith, Sept. 

7, 1881. 
WiNTHROP Young (Aug. 18, 1804; March 15, 1896) m. 

Dorcas Huckins, 1826. 
Alfred (Dec. 15, 1806; Aug. 3, 1875) m.Loraine Smith, (1876). 
Athaliah (Apr. 15, 1808; ) m. Otis Drake (Apr. 2, 

1811; July 7, 1887). 

Children of Benjamin Hanaford and Nancy Cate, second wife: 
Aaron (July 18, 1811; July 7, 1891) m. May 11, 1836, 

Sarah A. Curtis (Sept. 24, 1814; March 10, 1888). 
Mary (Apr. 18, 1816; May 2, 191 1) m. Jan. 21, 1844, John 

Kelly (Oct. 1818; 1898). 
John (Aug. 30, 1816; Feb. 9, 1900) m. Jan. i, 1844, Abby 

Hunt ( ; Jan. 9, 1896). 

Isaac D. (Aug. 16, 1825; Nov. 23, 1836). 

Thomas Milton (Jan. 2, 1831; Sept. 19, 1898) m. Dec. 30, 

1857, Mrs. Clara (Pert) Lynch (Feb. 25, 1835; May 4, 1882). 
Aaron (July 18, 1811; July 7, 1891) m. May 11, 1836, Sarah 

A. Curtis (Sept. 24, 1814; March 10, 1888). 
Mary (April 18, 1816; May 21, 191 1) m. Jan. 21, 1844, John 

Kelly (Oct. 1818; 1898). 
(U^ ; John (Aug. 30, 1818; Feb. 9, 1900) m. Jan. i, 1844, Abby 

Hunt ( ; Jan. 1896). 

Peter Hanaford born May 6, 1803, married Nancy Smith. 
Their children: 


Rachel. ' ■■ 



Thomas Milton Hanaford, born January 2, 1831, died Sep- 
tember 19, 1898. He married Clara Pert Lynch December 30, 
1857; she was born February 25, 1835; died May 14, 1882. He 
married, second, Caroline E. Tompkins, June 16, 1883; she 
died August 23, 1914. Their children : 

Wilfred b. Jan. 29, i860; d. July 13, 1862, in Rockford, 111. 

Harry Milton b. May 2, 1865, in Rockford; m. Oct. 15, 

1890, at Whitewater, Wis., Grace L. Smith, she was b. 


June 3, 1869. Their children were: Clara Agnes b. Oct. 2, 
1891, at Chicago, 111.; Glen Ernest b. March 26, 1905, at 
Elgin, 111.; Earl Joseph b. Dec. 17, 1897, at Chicago, 111. 

Mertie Estelle b. Oct. 2, 1867; d. 1876 at Huntley. 

Arthur John b. at Huntley June 16, 1869; d. Feb. 19, 1902, 
at Chicago, 111. He m. Nora Feral at Webster City, 
Iowa. Their children: Blanche Feral b. March 4, 1891. 

Archie b. June 16, 1869; d. 1869 at Huntley. 

Benjamin Louis b. June 16, 1871, at Huntley; m. at Chi- 
cago, 111., Jan. 29, 1896, Mary Ellen Lynn, b. March 10, 
1872. Their children: Harold M. b. Nov. 6, 1896; Mary 
Leono b. Sept. 6, 1901 ; Corina Frances b. Feb. 27, 1905. 

Ida Belle b. Nov. 21, 1877, at Huntley, 111; m. Guy C. 
Lemmers, Dec. 25, 1898, at Woodstock, 111. Their chil- 
dren: Ervin Lemmers b. Dec. 10, 1899, at Woodstock; 
Helen b. Jan. 28, 1904, at Hebron, 111. 

Aaron Hanaford married Sarah A. Curtis. Their children: 

Mary Elisabeth b. June 9, 1837; m. Morris Parks. Their 

children: William, Herbert and Nathan. 
Ann Olivene b. Sept. 18, 1839; d. July 15, 1849. 
Frank Edwin b. Dec. 8, 1841; m. July 3, 1865 Melissa 

Melvina Sears, b. May 17, 1841. 
Alonzo Curtis b. Nov. 2, 1843; d. March 30, 1849. ."^ 

Susan Josephine b. Dec. 8, 1845; d. April 9, 1849. 
Lindley Eugene b. Dec. 25, 1847; d. June 25, 1849. 
Ida Ann b. May 3, 1851 ; d. March 28, i860. 
Carrie Isadore b. May 28, i860. 

Frank Edwin (Aaron Hanaford and Sarah) married Melissa 
Melvine Sears. Their children: 

Edwin Lester b. May 17, 1866; m. Alice Gibson Jan. 21, 

1891. Their children: Mabel Clare b. June 10, 1895; 

Frank Clark b. May 19, 1869, m. Eva Lascelle Aug. 16, 

Mabel b. Feb. 12, 1871. (To whom we are indebted for 

much information regarding the Hanafords.) 
Charles b. March 31, 1873; d. July i, 1873. 
Daisy Maude b. Oct. 16, 1874; d. Sept. 21, 1901. 
Ida Clare b. June 27, 1882; m. Walter E. Shepard June i, 

1905. Their children: Ruth Abigal b. March 12, 1906; 

Hanaford Eugene b. Feb. 23, 1912. 

Carrie Isadore born May 28, i860, married Fred Lester Kim- 
berly, February 8, 1877. Their children: 

Ray Judson b. Oct. 22, 1883; m. Eliza Merchant Breed; d. 

Mar. 13, 1914. 
Bessie Belle b. Aug. 9, 1886. 


Mary Hanaford married John Kelly (sister of Aaron Hanaford 
and Sarah Curtis). Their children: 

Willie W. D. b. July 20, 1851 ; d. March 27, i860. 
Marietta C. b. June 15, 1854; d. April 5, i860. 
Ann Olivene b. Aug. 11, 1856; d. April 24, i860. 
Charles L. E. b. March 12, 1859; d. Aug. 26, 1890. 

John Hanaford married Abbie Hunt. Their children: 

Bradley H. lives in Michigan; wife died. Children, Walter 

and Adelaide. 
George Agustus lives in Pocatello, Idaho. Children, Will 

and Vittie Brooks. 

Clara Hanaford married Thomas Milton. Their children: 




Benjamin. - 


Winthrop Young Hanaford (Benjamin, Capt. Peter, David, 
John, John) married Dorcas Huckins, born December 9, 1803 
(see Huckins). Their children: 

Nathaniel Perkins b. Oct. 28, 1827; d. Nov. 15, 1903. 

Lewis Burleigh \ 

Sarah Burleigh / 

Mariah Dorcas b. July 3, 1832. 

Mary Jane d. aged 26 years. 

Arrah Rockwood m. Caroline Ward, b. 1845 ; d. July 2, 191 5. 

Nathaniel Perkins Hanaford (Winthrop Young, Benjamin, 
Capt. Peter, David, John, John) married Zulema Webster Pres- 
cott, born in Holderness, N. H., daughter of Col. John Prescott, 
and Lucinda (Webster) (see Prescotts). They were married 
May I, 1852. She was born May i, 1832; died April 10, 1872. 
Their children: 

John Parker b. Sept. 14, 1853. 
Jenny Mariah b. March 31, 1856. 

John Parker Hanaford (Nathaniel, Winthop Young, Benjamin, 
y-ji^p Capt. Peter, David, John, John) married Mary Frances Smith, 
daughter of Nicholas Marston Smith and Lydia Kimball; she 
was born in Sandwich, N. H. (see Smiths). Their child: 

Frances Lydia b. April 27, li 


Four Generations of Hanafords 

Benjamin Hanaford 
WiNTHROP T. Hanaford 

John P. Hanaford 

Deacon John Huckins 

Nathaniel P. Hanaford 
Jennie M. Webster 


John Parker Hanaford married, second, Mary Elisabeth Neal, 
January i, 1890. They Hve in Rockford, 111. (1915). 

Jenny Mariah Hanaford (Nathaniel, Winthrop Young, Ben- 
jamin, Capt. Peter, David, John, John) married Edwin Webster, 
born June 9, 1 85 1. Their children: 

Celia ZuLEMA b. Sept. 22, 1877. ! 

Frank H. b. March 11, 1879. 

Nathaniel Prescott b. Jan. 19, 1881; d. Feb. 17, 1915. 

Eliza Jane b. Oct. 12 1882; d. Feb. 24, 1884. 

Flora May b. June 6, 1884. 

Elbridge Hoyt b. March 10, 1887; d. Feb. 25, 1888. 

Lyman Watson b. Aug. 5, 1890. 

Nathaniel P. Webster (Edwin and Jenny M. (Hanaford) 
Webster) married Clara Bessie Welty January 19, 1903; she was 
born January 30, 1885. Their children : 

Harry W. b. July 17, 1903. 
Pearl Irene b. Nov. 22, 1904. • 

Clarence Edwin b. March 6, 1906. 
Wayne Eugene b. Oct. 15, 1907. 
Wanda Bessie b. Aug. 5, 1909. 

Lyman Watson Webster (Edwin and Jenny M. (Hanaford) 
Webster) born August 17, 1889, married Pearl Taylor of Chad- 
wick, 111., daughter of James Taylor. Their child: 
Kenneth b. July 12, 1908. 

Flora May Webster (Edwin and Jenny M. (Hanaford) 
Webster) married Jesse J. Ports Febuary 20, 1908; he was born 
September 14, 1885. Their child: 
Edwin S. b. Dec. 9, 1908. 

Lewis Burleigh Hanaford (Winthrop Young, Benjamin, Capt. 
Peter, David, John, John) married Marion F. Cady, daughter of 
Lyman and Emily (Patrick) Cady, born in Windsor, Vt., May 

Sarah Burleigh Hanaford (Winthrop Young, Benjamin, Capt. 
Peter, David, John, John) married Eben S. Thompson, son of 
Rev. Samuel and Miriam (Morrison) Thompson ; born in Holder- 
ness, N. H., March 16, 1828; died in Stoneham, Mass., Februaiy 
3, 1887. One daughter, Eleanor Thompson, who married Rev. 
Nathan Palmeter. 

Mariah Dorcas Hanaford (Winthrop Young, Benjamin, Capt. 
Peter, David, John, John) married June 12, 1855, Collin Cady, 
son of Lyman and Emily (Patrick) Cady of Newton Center, Mass. 


Arah Rockwood Hanaford (Winthrop Young, Benjamin, Capt. 
Peter, David, John, John) of New Hampton, N. H., married 
Caroline Ward, daughter of Samuel and Nancy B. (Pease) Ward; 
born May 21, 1845. Two children. Dr. Howard of Newport, 
N. H., and Carrie, who married Guy Buswell and has one son. 

Extract from a letter, written Nov. 11, 1907, by Rev. W. H. 
Hannaford of Lancaster, Wis. 

My interest is always aroused when I see or hear of our name, for it is not 
so common as "Smith"; I would be glad to trace my pedigree back farther 
than I can, and know something of the original stock. My great-grand- 
father lived and died in Canterbury, N. H., only about twenty-five miles 
south of New Hampton, N. H. [about fifteen miles]. His oldes: son went west 
sometime prior to 1832, and was never heard from. His third son died 
young. His second son, Reuben Morrill, my grandfather, came to Ohio in 
1832. He was the father of five daughters and four sons: Eliza married Chand- 
ler Dunwell, and died in two or three years, and is buried in a lonely cemetery, 
ten or twelve miles from Rockford, 111.; Mr. Dunwell still lives somewhere in 
Iowa. Minerva married Albert M. Smith and died in Cleveland, Ohio, 
about 1880; Mr. Smith, is an architect and still lives in Cleveland. Jane 
married Fenner Bosworth, a farmer, in Solon, Ohio, and died late in the 8o's 
and is buried in the Solon cemetery, near her father, mother, sister Minerva 
and brother William; Mr. Bosworth still lives in Solon. Catherine married 
Henry B. Chase, a farmer, and settled near Rockford, III.; she died in Rock- 
ford, in 1905; Mr. Chase still lives there; Prof. F. A. Chase, principal of 
schools in Oak Park, and J. R. Chase of Chicago, are sons. Charles Augustine 
is now living in Traverse County, Michigan; he is a retired farmer, has two 
sons, Roy and Albert, and a daughter living near him, and a daughter in 
Cleveland, Ohio, all married. William Foster Hanaford, my father, was a 
carpenter; he had a varied experience in Ohio and Michigan, and died May i, 
1901, in Grand Blanc, Mich., and is buried in Solon, Ohio. I am the only 
living son. His older daughter is the wife of Rev. George Benford, White 
Cloud, Mich., with whom our mother still lives. His younger daughter, Mrs. 
W. W. Kreamer, is with her husband on a homestead near Kadoka, S. Dak. 
Lyman Beecher died near Calumet, Quebec, Canada, in the 8o's, leaving a 
wife, now in Watertown, N. Y., a son, Rollin M., who is on the railroad some- 
where in Texas, I suppose; two daughters married and living in Calumet, and 
one in the city of Mexico, and one is still with her mother. John Roy lives in 
Cleveland, Ohio; he is a carpenter, now broken in health; has two sons, Albert 
and Frank, both with him; Mary, a daughter by a second marriage, is a widow, 
living with her mother, in Cleveland, Ohio. My uncle, Charles, had a son 
Charles, who married and later died, leaving two children. I have three 
children, two boys and a girl. I am 41 years of age. Uncle Charles has 
two living sons, married, but I do not know of sons being born to them. 


W. H. Hannaford. 


In Auburn, Neb., 1907, lived Richard Hannaford, ex-liveryman^ 
who had sons or brothers: James, a painter, and George, mail 
carrier. Richard's grandfather lived near Cincinnati, Ohio, and 
came direct from England. 

George S. Hannaford in 1907 was traveling for a candy com- 
pany. He and his wife were killed in an auto accident in Indiana, 
or Michigan, in July, 1915. His father, George W. Hannaford, 
born in Albany, N. Y., lived in Connecticut. The grandfather, 
Stephen A. Hannaford, lived in Stokehill, Devonshire, Eng. 

Laura Hannaford, Grand Rapids, Mich., 1915, stenographer 
in city attorney's office, is a cousin of George S. Hannaford, 
mentioned above. 

An Alabaman told of a Captain Hannaford in the Confederate 
army, from Mississippi, after the war living at Morrilton, Ark.; 
he died before 191 3. Was an elder in the Presbyterian Church, 
and a promoter of orphanage — "one of the most urbane and 
gentle, most polite, polished and good men — could pray." 

J. M. Hannaford, St. Paul, Minn., president, Northern Pacific 

Lyman Beecher Hannaford, superintendent of schools, Brook- 
lyn, N. Y., about 1880. Said the name was derived from Hanna 
— by name living near a ford of river. 

Hannafourde, traveling exhibitor of "miracle" painting, at 
Knoxville, Tenn., Appalachian Exposition, 191 1. 

Charles B. Hanford, Shakespearean actor, Washington, D. C. 

Hanaford or Hannaford, architect, Cincinnati, or Cleveland, 
Ohio, about 1890. 

Hanaford, in eastern Washington, about 1883; later 

moved to California, living several years at or near Santa Cruz, 
or San Jose. 

Several Hanfords and Hannafords in Chicago, 1880-1915. 

In Seattle, Wash., 1908, a lot of Hanfords, including Judge 
Cornelius H., Arthur, Clarence, Earl, Edward, Frank, Harry, 
Horace, Louise, Fort Scott, Kan. 

Colorado Springs, Col., 1909, Peter Oliver Hanford, physician- 

Clifford C. and William J. Hansford, miner. 

Denver, Col., 1909, Thomas Haniford, carpenter; Mrs. Johanna 
Haniford, groceries. 

Charles N. Hanford, Ella F., George H., Leonard E., Marcus 
P., J. Hannaford, mentioned in Black's "Lorna Doone." 


Elgin, 111., 1912, Dr. — ■ — — Hanford; daughter Mildred. 

Probably Rev. William H. Hannaford's (of Lancaster, Wis.) 
great-grandfather was a brother of Captain Hanaford of New 
Hampton, N. H. 

Aunt Mary Kelly (Elgin, 111., 1908) and Mrs. Mary Ellen 
(Hanaford) Partridge remembered visiting cousins at Canter- 
bury, N. H., in their youth. 

Rev. William H. Hannaford, Congregational pastor — Lan- 
caster, Wis., 1907; Sierra Madre, Cal., 191 1 — wrote, in 1907, 
that his grandfather lived in Canterbury, N. H.; that his oldest 
son went West sometime prior to 1832 and was never heard from, 
the third son died just after attaining manhood; second son, 
Rueben Morrill Hannaford (Rev. William H.'s grandfather) 
came to Ohio in 1832, and was the father of five daughters and 
four sons: Charles Augustus, Lyman Beecher, John Roy and 
William Foster; they and descendants mostly lived in Ohio and 
Michigan — Lyman B. near Calumet, Quebec, Canada. Rev. 
William H. was the only living son of William Foster Hanaford. 
Rev. William H. corresponded with Rev. Howard A. (son of Dr. 
Hibbard Hanaford of Reading, Mass.), and Rev. Phoebe (Coffin) 
Hanaford, but found no clue to relationship. Another family 
was found in Michigan, who traced back to Vermont and claimed 
relationship to the Canterbury branch. (See addition.) 

Note — The writer of this book thinks there was a blood relation, 
as John Hanaford, who married Abigal Norris and resided in 
Stratham, N. H., had seven sons; moved to Canterbury, N. H., 
and his seventh son, Capt. Peter, a tailor by trade, lived in Can- 
terbury, N. H., and traded his land to the Shakers for wild land 
in New Hampton, N. H. Capt. Peter took land for military 
service. There were very few Hannafords in New England at 
this time. They settled near Boston, then went farther inland, 
to Exeter (from which Stratham and other towns were taken). 

Reuben Morrill Hanaford, born May i, 1800, in Canterbury, 
N. H., married, first, July 8, 1828, Nancy, daughter of AbieP 
and Susannah (Moore) Foster; she was born in Canterbury 
February 9, 1803. They moved to Solon, Ohio, in 1832, where 
both died. He was second, . Children by first wife : 

Eliza m. Chandler Dunwell; d. in 111. 
Minerva m. A. M. Smith, about 1852. 

Jane m. Fenner Bosworth, in Solon, Ohio. They had two 
sons, Archibald and Newton, Bosworth. 


Catherine m. Henry B. Chase; d. in Rockford, 111., 1905. 
They had six sons and one daughter. 

Charles m. Helen Sill; d. in 1909 in Traverse City, Mich. 
They had ten children. 

William Foster m. Julia M. Barnard; d. in Grand Blanc, 
Mich., May i, 1901. Their two sons d. young; a daughter, 
Ellen, m. Rev. George Benford. They had four sons, 
one, William Henry, a clergyman in Lancaster, Wis.; he 
had two sons and one daughter. 

Peter Huniford (Hanaford) was a volunteer at Bennington. 
In the Train Band and Alarm List from Canterbury, N. H. 

Among the Canterbury signers of the Association Test was 
Peter Hanaford, who signed about 1780. 



By Henry Winthrop Hardon 

Robert Huckins (Huggins) was born probably in Devonshire, 
or Cornwall, about 1620. History states he was one of the forty' 
two signers of the Dover Combination. In 1641 he was in 
Oyster River (Durham). As he was not taxed the writer infers 
he was in the fish business, as the fishermen were exempt. "Old 
Mr. Huckins" was killed by the Indians at Oyster River, July 
18, 1694, history states. No name of his wife has been found, 
but names of two children are James, born about 1644, and 
Sarah, borli, 1654. 

Lieut. James (Robert), husbandman and miller, married Sarah 
Barnham about 1671 ; she was a daughter of Robert and Frances 
Barnham. Sarah deposed December 31, 1673, age 19 years. 

Lieut. James Huckins had a Garrison House on the road from 
Durham to Dover. In August, 1689, the Indians ambushed and 
slew him and seventeen men belonging to the garrison, while they 
were at work in the field. This place, in 1908, belonged to Mrs. 
Joseph W. Coe, near the Huckins Brook. The victims of the 
massacre were all buried under a mound in the southeast of the 
field, which could be distinguished in 1908. The Indians fired 
the Garrison House and carried away the inmates. Lieut, 
Huckins' wife was recovered, after a year of captivity, at Fort 

Robert Huckins (Lieut. James, Robert), yeoman, miller, was 
born at Oyster River Parish, Dover, about 1672. He married 
in 1692, Welthean Thomas; she was born in Dover, N. H. Doubt- 
less Robert Huckins rebuilt the Garrison House on or near the 
old site. In 1701 he had a mill on Huckins Brook. He was 
successively selectman, assessor, and constable at Dover. They 
had ten children, among them James Huckins (Robert, James, 
Robert) born at Oyster River Parish about 1701; in 1719 he 
married Hannah Williams, born at Oyster River; he is probably 
the James Huckins who married. May 6, 1756, Abigal Spencer of 

James Huckins was killed in the French and Indian War, 
I755~i763. In 1740 he was a member of the Second Foot Com- 


pany at Dover, N. H. In 1755 he was in Taskers Company, for 
the Crown Point expedition, wh" -h took part in the battle of 
Lake George on September 8, 1775. 

His son, Deacon James Huckins (James, Robert, James, Ro- 
bert), was a cordwainer, born in Madbury District, October 14, 
1746; he married, first, about 1774, Dorcas Bickford, daughter 
of John Bickford; she was born in Newington, N. H., October 29, 

1755; died October 24, 18 10; he married, second, Ruth ; 

third, Huldah Batcheldor Garland, born in New Hampton, N. 
H., May 10, 1757. Deacon James Huckins died March 2, 1837. 
He lived in Barrington, Barnstead, in 1773 in Gilmantown, and 
in New Hampton, N. H., in 1783. He bought fifty acres of land 
in Gilmantown about 1776; in 1783 he sold it and bought eighty 
acres in New Hampton, N. H. He later bought 244 acres and 
settled on it, on the north side of Cooley's Hill, at the head of 
Ames Brook, in New Hampton, N. H., which later fell to his son, 
Robert; later to his grandson, Stephen P., and in 19 10 was owned 
by his great-grandson, Almon Huckins. In 1782, he enlisted 
for three years in the Revolutionary War. Among children by 
his first wife, Dorcas Bickford, was Deacon John Huckins (James, 
James, Robert, James, Robert) of New Hampton, N. H., farmer 
(his picture is in the Hanaford group of four generations) ; he was 
born at Gilmantown, N. H., December 17, 1782; died October 3, 
1877. He married, first, February 17, 1803, Judith Perkins, 
daughter of Nathaniel and Judith (Smith) Perkins; she was born 
at Haverhill, Mass., March 4, 1785; died June 20, 1820. He 
married second, Mary Burnham, March 4, 1821; she was born 
October 2, 1796; died June 17, 1867. 

Eliphalet Huckins (Robert^, James'', James'*, Robert •\ James^, 
Robert of Holderness, N. H., was born in New Hampton, 
March 17, 1802; died, June 3, 1835; married November 19, 1826, 
Frances Hanaford, daughter of Benjamin Hanaford and Sarah 
(Wait); she was born October 9, 1800; died in Chatham, III., in 

Stephen Pitman Huckins (Robert'', James ^, James ^, Robert*, 
James^, Robert^) was born in New Hampton, N. H., June 5, 
1826; died February 12, 1906; married May 7, 1856, his first 
cousin, once removed, Rachel Jane Hanaford, daughter of Peter 
Hanaford and Nancy Smith; born in New Hampton, N. H., 
August 14, 1827; died January 18, 1906. 


Nancy Smith, daughter of John Smith, son of John Smith, at 
New Hampton, N. H. NanVy born, February 6, 1807; died 
September 7, 1881 ; married December 19, 1825, Peter Hanaford, 
son of Benjamin Hanaford and Mary Wait; born May 6, 1803; 
died May 3, 1882. 

Deacon John Huckins (James^, James^ Robert^ James^, 
Robert of New Hampton, N.H., was born in Gilmantown,N.H., 
December 17, 1782; died October 3, 1877; married February 17, 
1803, Judith Perkins, daughter of Nathaniel Perkins and Judith 
Smith; born in Haverhill, Mass., March 4, 1785; died June 20, 
1820; he married, second, Mary Burnham. Child by first wife 
was named Dorcas, born December 9, 1803; she married Win- 
throp Young Hanaford, son of Benjamin and Sarah (Wait) 


Coat of Arms, Az, on a bend arg cotised or, between two demi-lions' rampant 
erm, a rose gu, seeded and leaved ppr, between two boars' heads, couped sa, 
languid, of the fifth. Crest, a dragon's head couped regardant quarterly per 
fesse, embattled vert and or, flames issuing from the mouth ppr. Motto, 
Fides et Justitia (Faith and Justice). 

Lineage, John Webster of Bolsover Co., Derby, was returned into chancery 
in the twelfth year of King Henry VI, 1434, who made oath of the observance 
of the peace and of the King's laws; through Peter Sir Godfrey, Sir Thomas, 
Sir Whistler, down to the Creation, May 21, 1703, of Arms. 

I THE Ni:V/ \l::^: 

i TlLCEw f uL'^Oh. IONS 


John Webster came from Ipswich, Eng., settled in Ipswich, 
Mass.; was Freeman in 1635. He married Mary Shatswell. 
Their children were, John, Thomas, Stephen, Nathan, Israel, 
and four daughters. He died in 1647. 

Thomas Webster, born in 1632, lived in Hampton, N. H.; 
married in 1656; died in 1715. His children were: Ebenezer, 
Thomas, Nathaniel, and others. 

Ebenezer Webster, son of Thomas, was a grantee of Kingston, 
N. H., in 1692; his son, Hon. Ebenezer, born in 1739, settled in 
Salisbury in 1763. 

Thomas Webster, son of Thomas of Hampton, married Mary 
Greely of Haverhill, January 19, 1717. His son, Thomas, married 
Judith Morse in 1738. Their children were: Levi, Enoch and 

Caleb Webster, born in 1751, died in 1808; married Mary 
Tilton of Hampton, N. H. The children were: Elijah Clough 
and Mary. By second wife (Abigal French) : Sally, Levi, Lois, 
Nathaniel, Betsy, Eunice, Abigal, Caleb, Samuel. 

Caleb Webster, son of Caleb, born in 1791, married Hannah 
Peaslee in 1826. Their children were: Sidney and Warren. 



The name of Thompson has long been known in England, 
Scotland and Ireland. In England it was first spelled Tompson. 

From Hartfordshire Pedigrees: "Rob* Thomson, that com 
out of y^ North of Watton, in Hartfdsh, wife Elizb*^^, dau of 
John Harnsett, of Watton, Hartf'd." 

His descendant. Sir William of 1664, settled in Ipswich, Mass. 
His will was dated March 25, 1676; his wife was Rachel. They 
had a son, William. 

The History of Durham, N. H., states that William Thompson 
had a grant of land in Dover, N. H., in 1656, the same year, 
that a dozen Scotchmen, who had worked in the sawmills of Kit- 
tery, Me., had their grants. The tradition that he was a Scotch- 
man is found in both the Maine and New Hampshire branches of 
the Thompson family. 

The indications are that he was one of the prisoners taken by 
Oliver Cromwell at the battle of Dunbar, and sent to Boston. 
The grant of land to William Thompson, in 1656, lay "beyond 
Cochecho log swamp"; it was conveyed by John Thompson of 
Dover, Nov. 8, 1715, to John Tuttle. The conveyance states it 
was land "granted to my father, by the town of Dover," It is 
probable he married a daughter of John White. He died in 
1676, and left a house and orchard at Kittery, Me., and fift>- 
acres of land in Dover, N. H. 

John^ Thompson married, between 1678-1680, Sarah, daughter 
of Capt. John and Mary (Field) Woodman. He was the son of 
William of Kittery, Me. He and brother, James, conveyed 
land at Cold Harbor, now Eliot, Me., to Francis Allen; the deed 
was wit by Robert Huckins. 

John Thompson and Mary (Woodman) Thompson had a son 

John^ born in 1687, who married Mary . They had a 

son, Nathaniel*, born May 29, 1726, who married Elisabeth 
Stevens of Durham. 

Nathaniel* Thompson (John^ John 2, William is called "En- 
sign." He was a surveyor in 1768; was of Durham, 1770. He 
had land in Pembroke, N. H., but settled in Holderness, where he 
was selectman in 1773. He was killed while assisting in launch- 
ing a ship at Durham, N. H. He married Elisabeth, daughter 


of Deacon Hubbard and Mary (Thompson) Stevens. Their 
children : 

DoLLY^ b. Oct., 20, 1761. 
JoHN^ b. March 15, 1763. 
Nathaniel^ b. April 21, 1765; m. April 11, 1786, Olive Dow 

of Gilmanton, N. H ■ 

Elisabeth^ b. Aug. 17, 1767. 
James^ b. Aug. 27, 1769. 
PoLLY^ b. Feb. 6, 1772; m. John Hill. 
Jane^ b. May 9, 1774. 
Ebenezer^ b. July 15, 1776. 
Rev. Samuel^ b. Feb. 28, 1779; d. 1853. 
Hubbard b. 1783. 

Rev. Samuel^ Thompson, (Nathaniel^, John\ John-, William^), 
Free Baptist minister, was ordained as an evangelist in 1836. He 
labored in Holderness, N. H., in 1836-1853. He was postmaster 
in Holderness from 1824-1828; represented New Hampton and 
Center Harbor in the Legislature of 1811-1812, and Holderness 
in 1828-31-38. He died August 12, 1853. He married first, 
Polly (Mary), daughter of Nathaniel and Anna (Prescott) 
Chandler of North wood, N. H., about 1801; she died in Holder- 
ness. He married second, Miriam, daughter of Jonathan and 
Esther Jane (Perkins) Morrison of Sanbornton, N. H., Septem- 
ber, 1823; she died at Stoneham, Mass., May 6, 1872. Children 
by first marriage: 

Joseph C.*' b. March 18, 1801; d. July 17, 1855. 
Eliza'' b. Nov. 4, 1802; d. Sept. 12, 1803. 
David S.^ b. June 10, 1804; d. Nov. 30, 1870. 
Nancy C.*' b. April 22, 1806; d. April 22, 1839. 
John H.'' b. May 23, 1808; d. Aug. 2-/, 1862. 
Samuel P." b. June 5, 1810; d. Dec. 16, 1865. 
James M.'^ b. Aug. 15, 1812; d. April 18, 1872. 
Nathan H.'^ b. June 19, 1814; d. May 12, 1841. 

Children by second marriage : 

Nathaniel S.'^ b. April 26, 1825; d. Jan. 5, 1908. 
Eben S.« b. March 16, 1828; d. Feb. 3, 1877. 
Person Cheney^ b. Oct. 24, 1829; d. March 29, 1898. 

Eben^ S. Thompson married December 31, 1851, Sarah ^ Bur- 
leigh Hanaford, born August 22, 1829; died November 22, 1855. 
She was the daughter of Winthrop* Young Hanaford and Dorcas 
Huckins. Benjamin^ and Mary (Wait), Capt. Peter^ and Abigal 
(Norris), John Hanford. (See Hanaford family.) Eben S. 


Thompson married, second, Martha A. Neal (John, Joseph, 
Samuel, Samuel, Walter, Capt. Walter) (see Neals). 

Eben S.*^ Thompson and Sarah Burleigh (Hanaford) had one 
daughter, Ellena'^ Hanaford Thompson, born December 4, 1852; 
married Rev. Nathan Sanford Palmeter, born May 9, 1846; died 
November 10, 1901, at Loudon, N. H. He was born at North 
Grand Pre, Nova Scotia. They both were graduates of the 
Academy at New Hampton, N. H. He later graduated at Bates 
College, Lewiston, Me., in 1875. He is buried at Stoneham, 
Mass., where his wife resides; she is quite a prominent woman 
in public work. 

Nathaniel"* Thompson was one of the pioneers who aided in 
settling Holderness (Ashland) N. H. He removed from Durham 
about 1 77 1. He was baptized an infant at "Oyster River" 
May 29, 1726; married Elisabeth Stevens of Durham, N. H., as 
early as 1761. He was a trader and shipwright. Ensign Na- 
thaniel Thompson was a cousin to Judge Ebenezer of Reverend 
Fame. In 1771 he was in Pembroke, N. H., and was offered a 
large tract of land if he would build and run a grist and sawmill 
in Holderness, N. H. At the outlet of Lake Asquam he made a 
home, and settled with five children, and built his mills. Polly 
(Mary) the fifth child, was born in 1772; married John Hill of 
Durham, N. H., when she was 13 years old. Her father Nathan- 
iel^ Thompson, was sent for to come to Durham, to inspect a 
ship. He made the trip on horseback. He pronounced the ship 
seaworthy. When it was launched and slipping into the water, 
one of the skids broke and flew with great force, striking his 
limb and causing a compound fracture, from which cause he 
died four days later, in 1785. 

Polly Thompson was the ancestor in the second generation of 
Frances Willard, late president of the W. C. T. U. 


Orders of Knighthood were conferred on some branches of the family; the 
Prescotts were among the noble families of England. A Coat of Arms was 
conferred on James Prescott, of Dr>'by, in Lincolnshire. 

The Coat of Arms was as heraldry. Ermine, a chevron sa (sable or black) 
on a chief of the second two leopards' heads or (gold or yellow). Crest, out of 
a ducal coronet or, a boar's head and neck or (silver or white), bristled of the 
first. The owls signify, a prudent caution, patient endurance, and vigilant 
watchfulness, especially at night. The owl is Minerva's bird, and was from 
and borne by the ancient Athenians at their armorial feasts. 

The surname of Prescott means priest and cottage, or priest's house. 

Prayer from the Army and Church Manual 
''0 Lord oj Heaven, and earth, who leadest our fathers forth, mak- 
ing them go from one kingdom, to another people; we yield thee 
hearty thanks, for all that thou didst for them, and art doing for the 
land to which they came. 

''May we always remember them, in thee, a?id be grateful to them 
through thee. We remember that their communion, was to eat bread 
in exile; their sacramejit, was to pour out their blood for others. 

"We remember them not only as valiant in fight, but as wise in 
council; not only as brave ivarriors, but as far-seeing statesmen, 
and incorruptible patriots. We give thee thanks for them, and we 
pray that we may follow their good example, and bequeathe to our 
children, a nation worthy of such founders, meet to do thy will, a 
country subject completely to thee, and to Christ. Amen.'' 


'"Blood will tell ' and an ancestral excellence is an invaluable 
legacy. The marked physical and moral and mental traits of a 
prominent family will reappear in many successive generations." 

A Prescott descendant, Elvin J. Prescott was born in Hampton^ 
N. H., August 27, 1865, where has been the home of Prescotts 
since 1670. The New Hampshire Prescotts descended from 
James Prescott, who came to America from Dryby, England, in 
1665. His father was Lord of the Manor in Lincolnshire, and 
his ancestry can be traced back to 1564. 

From the Prescott Memorial ' 

From history it seems that the Puritans were persecuted in 
many ways for their form of religion, in England. Early in the 
fifteenth century they did not have the right to a private opinion. 
The ceremonial part of the Church of England was established 
by an act of Parliament, and Puritanisnfi claimed independence, 
and would not accept any form except the Bible. They would 
not accept any ceremony except it was enjoined by the word of 

Queen Elizabeth was inclined to respect the faith of the 
Catholics and admired their form of worship. 

From 1553-^1557, in the reign of Queen Mary, there was bitter 
strife, and the Puritans came out and were firm in their views 
and suffered much, and finally, later on, started for New England, 
where they could worship God according to the dictates of their 
own conscience. 

King James entered power in 1603, was false and deceitful 
and stated "as to the Puritans, I will make them conform, or 
drive them out of the land, or hang them " ; and afterward boasted 
he had soundly "peppered of the Puritans." In 1604 Puritan 
ministers were imprisoned or exiled. They went to Holland 
where they suffered much, but, the country being small, they 
concluded to trust in God and seek a larger territory in America. 

In the settlement in Hampton, N. H., the meeting houses were 
owned by the town and were built of hewn logs. They had none 
of the modern ways of heating their meeting houses of the pres- 
ent day; later on the little foot warmer was invented, with a wood 


bottom and a tin holder to put in a piece of candle; they were 
made of tin perforated, about ten inches square, and ^\ith a little 
door on one side that would open; this heat from a candle was 
all the warmth they had for a time when they went to church. 
Tradition says this crude article was used until the fireplaces 
were used. How many of us today would attend church with this 
form of heat, with the mercury below zero? 

Under the Massachusetts Colony, none were regarded as 
freeman until they took the oath of allegiance to the govern- 
ment. The first freemen were admitted October 19, 1630; no 
man could hold any office or vote until he was admitted a free- 
man. "The Freeman's Oath" was the first paper printed in 
New England, at Cambridge, Mass., in 1639. The oath was 
established in 1634 in Massachusetts: 

I (A B) being by God's providence, an Inhabitant and Freeman within 
the Jurisdiction of this Commonwealth; do freely acknowledge myself to be 
subject to the Government thereof: And therefore do here swear by the great 
and dreadful Name of the Ever-living God, that I will be true to the same, 
and will accordingly yield assistance thereunto, with my person and estate, as 
in equity I am bound; and will also truly endeavor to maintain and preserve 
all the liberties and priveleges thereof, submitting myself to the wholesale 
Laws and Orders made and established by the same, and further that I will 
not plot or practice any evil against it, or consent to any that shall so do; 
but will timely discover and reveal the same to the lawful Authority now here 
established for the speedy preventing thereof. 

Moreover, I do solemnly bind myself in the sight of God, that when I shall 
be called to give my voyce touching any matter of this State in which Free- 
men are to deal, I will give my vote and suffrage as I judge in mine own con- 
science may best conduce and tend to the public weal of the body. So help 
me God in the Lord Jesus Christ. 

The Prescott Memorial gives the ancestors of the Prescotts; 
mentions an item that over 3,500 people have descended, in this 
country, from John Prescott who settled in Massachusetts, and 
James Prescott, who was first heard of at Hampton, N. H., in 
1665. They came from Standish in Lancashire, England. Mr. 
Prescott states that from English research they were second 

Tradition states that an ancestor of James Prescott was 
James Prescott, who was required by an order from Queen 
Elizabeth, dated August, 1564, to keep in readiness horsemen, 
and armor for her service. The oldest son of this James Prescott 
was James, Jr., who married Alice MoUineaux. 


The James Prescott that settled in Hampton, N. H., was a 
descendant of James, Sr., by wife Standish, of the fifth genera- 
tion — the fourth generation from James, Jr., and Alice Mollin- 
eaux, through their son, John, and grandson, John. 

The name Prescott is the name of a town in Lancaster Co., 
England, 198 miles from London; has large manufacturing plants 
of watches and watch tools. About 2,000 people are employed 
in the collieries there. 

James Prescott, Sr., married Standish, and they had 

James, baptized, who married Alice Mollineaux. For his bravery 
and military achievements, he was created Lord of the Manor 
of Dryby, in Lincolnshire, and was styled Sir James Prescott. 
He died March i, 1583, leaving a son, John, and daughter, Anne. 

John, born at Dryby, had a son, James Prescott, of the fourth 
generation from Sir James through his son, John, and grandson, 
James, who was the emigrant at Hampton, N. H. 

The descendants of James Prescott of Hampton, N. H., were 
for the first four generations almost wholly farmers and mechan- 
ics, but later generations have become lawyers and doctors, and 
have followed other honorable professions. During the Revolu- 
tion, they served, and took an active part. The Hon. Benjamin 
Prescott was one of the signers of the Association Test, also on the 
committee to watch non-signers of the Test. 

James Prescott, of this branch, came from Dryby, Lincolnshire 
Co., Eng., in 1665, and settled in Hampton, N. H., on land as a 
farmer, until hie moved to Kingston in 1725, now Hampton Falls; 
the farm owned by Wells Healy in 1870, about two miles north of 
the Falls toward Exeter, is the place he settled on. James Pres- 
cott was admitted as a freeman in 1678, was transferred to the 
church at Hampton Falls in 1712, and transferred to Kingston 
September 29, 1725. In 1668, he married Mary, daughter of 
Nathaniel and Grace Boulter, born at Exeter, N. H., May 15, 
1648; she was the maternal ancestor of the New Hampshire 
Prescotts; her father, Nathaniel Boulter, was born in England 
in 1625 and settled in Hampton, N. H., in 1642. He lived in 
Exeter, 1645, which compiised Hampton and the towns adjacent 
down to Portsmouth, N. H. On December 19, 1700, James 
Prescott was an extensive land-holder, and he and Ebenezer 
Webster were chosen a committee to run the line between King- 
ston and Hampton (towns taken from the original Exeter). He 


was granted two hundred acres of land in (Kingston) July i8, 
1 701, for service; he later had several grants of land for town 

In 1709 James Prescott, Sr., signed a petition for a new Parish, 
"at the Falls," which was set off April 20, 1712. His death is 
recorded November 25, 1728, "James Prescott, an aged father, 
died." Mary, his widow, died at Kingston, N. H., October 4, 
I735> aged 87 years. 

A son of James Prescott and Mary (Boulter), Joshua Prescott. 
was born March i , 1669 ; no record of his marriage has been found. 
He lived at Hampton, N. H., in 1772. Tradition states he did 
not marry until about 40 years old. 

A son of Joshua Prescott and . They had a son, 

Joshua, born about 1713; married Abigal Ambrose. They had 
four sons and four daughters. The first wife died and he married, 
second, Mary Moulton, about 1763. Near this time he moved 
from East Kingston to Chester, N. H., where he died July 12, 
1785- By the second wife he had five sons. Joshua Prescott 
signed the Association Test at Chester, N. H., in 1776. He 
served from April to October, 1758, in a regiment commanded by 
Col. John Hast of Portsmouth, N. H., and in a company com- 
manded by Capt. Trueworthy Ladd of Exeter, N. H. 

A son of Joshua Prescott and Abigal Ambrose, Lieut. John 
Prescott, born in 1744, married, in 1766, Molly Carr, born Feb- 
ruary 26, 1747. In 1767 they, with their eldest child, then a few 
months old, moved to Sandwich, N. H. They were among the 
first settlers of that town. They suffered great privations and 
hardships; later they moved to Holderness, N. H., where she 
died, March, 1823, aged 76 years; he afterward died, in Sand- 
wich, N. H., aged about 80 years. He signed the Association 
Test in 1776. 

A son of Lieut. John Prescott and Molly Carr of Sandwich, 
N. H., was Joshua Prescott, born in February 1769; married, 
Polly Clark of Haverhill, Mass., born, March 10, 1762, died, 
November 25, 1843; he died in January, 1826. 

A son of Joshua Prescott and Polly (Clark) Prescott was Col. 
John Prescott, born October 28, 1804; died, February 17, 1865; 
married Lucinda Webster, August 31, 1826; she was born. May 
15, 1806; died August 2, 1888. He was colonel in the New 
Hampshire militia; died in Rock Creek Township, Carroll Co., 
Illinois. Their child: 


Joshua Clark Prescott (Col. John, Joshua, Lieut. John, 
who signed the Association Test) b. Feb. 28, 1828; d. 
April 26, 1910; m. first, Emeline Beatey; she d. June 
28, 1859, aged 29 years. He m. second, Caroline Lois 
Beatey, June 10, 1856; she was b. July 10, 1834; d. 
Sept. 28, 1914. They were born in New Hampshire, 
moved to Salem township, 111., later to California, and 
d. at Long Beach, Cal., and both are buried there. 
Their issue that lived to grow up was Omar White Prescott, 
b. Oct. 26, i860; he m. Mary Catherine Wine, daughter 
of Michael and Frances (Bolton) Wine of Milledgeville, 
111., July 23, 1888; she was b. Aug. 20, i860. They live 
in Long Beach, Cal. (see Boltons, and Wines, Nelms). 

Zulema Webster Prescott was born May i, 1832; died April 10, 
1872; was married Nathaniel Perkins Hanaford, who was born 
August 8, 1804, and died November 15, 1903. Their child: 

John Parker Hanaford b. Sept. 14, 1853, in New Hampton 
N. H. They moved to Wysox, 111., when he was 9 years 
old; he m. Mary Frances Smith, daughter of Nicholas 
Marston Smith (see Smiths). She was b. Feb. 15, 1856; 
d. May 12, 1880. Their children were Lydia Frances 
Hanaford, b. April 2-], 1880; Jane Maria (Nathaniel P. 
Hanaford and Zulema Prescott Hanaford) b. March 31 
1856 (see Hanafords). 

Isaac Stillman Prescott (Col. John Prescott and Lucinda 
Webster Prescott) was born February 6, 1836; married Luella 
Fifield, born in Holderness, N. H. They moved to Rock Creek, 
111., and now residing in Ripon, San Joaquin Co., Cal. Their 
children : 

Nathaniel Hanaford Prescott of Los Angeles, Cal. 
Erville Smith Prescott lives in Ripon, San Joaquin Co., Cal. 

John Hardy Prescott, was born January 10, 1842 (Col. John 
Prescott and Lucinda Webster Prescott). He married Rebecca 
Pettit February i , 1 865 ; she was born January i , 1 846. Their child : 

Lucinda Prescott b. Oct. 2, 1879; m. Feb. 19, 1903, 
Philip Hohnadel, b. June 17, 1878; d. Aug. 30, 1912. 

Lucinda Aurilla Prescott (Col. John Prescott and Lucinda 
Webster) was born October i, 1848, in Holderness, N. H. ; married 
Edwin L. Hughes of Ashland, N. H. They were married in 
Rock Creek, 111., about 1869 and are now living in Monon, 
Col. Their children: 

Carrie Nesmith Hughes d. June, 1891. 
Charles Hughes lives in Monon, Col. 


'The mothers of our Forest-Land! 
Stout hearted dames were they; 
With nerve to wield the battle-brand, 
And join the border fray. 
Our rough land had no braver 
In its days of toil and strife — 
Aye, ready for severest toil. 
Aye, free to peril life. 

' The mothers of our Forest-Land ! 
How shared they, with each dauntless band, 
War's tempest and Life's toil? 
They shrank not from the foeman — 
They quailed not in the fight — 
But cheered their husbands through the day 
And soothed them through the night. 

'The mothers of our Forest-Land! 
Such were their daily deeds — 
Their monument! — Where does it stand? 
Their epitaph! Who reads? 
No braver dames had Sparta, 
No nobler matrons, Rome — 
Yet who lauds or honors them, 
E'en in their own green home! 

'The mothers of our Forest-Land! 
They sleep in unknown graves, 
And had they borne and nursed a band 
Of ingrates or of slaves 
They had not now been neglected." 


George Wein emigrated from Germany about 1744. His son, 
Michael Wein, was born May 27, 1747, and died in 1823. He 
married Susanna Miller; born November 24, 1754; died March 
9,1848. Their children : 

George Wine b. June 3, 1774. 
John b. June 24, 1776. 
Dan:el b. Oct. 29, 1777. 
Samuel b. Nov. i, 1779. 
Elizabeth b. May 5, 1781, 
Barbara b. April 27, 1783. 
Catherine b. April 20, 1785. 
Susanna b. Sept. 5, 1787. 
Michael b. March 12, 1790. 
Saboma b. May i, 1792. 
Christian b. Feb. 6, 1795. 
Magdalena b. Oct. 5, 1797. 

Christian Wine married Barbara Beahm, born June 9, 1800; 
died December 9, 1879. They were married August 22, 1820. 
Their children: 

Benjamin b. Oct. 8, 1821. 

Joseph b. Feb. 15, 1823. 

Susanna b. Dec. 21, 1825; living in 19 15. 

Isaac b. May 14, 1827. 

John b. Feb. 23, 1829. 

Anna b. Feb. 25, 1831. 

Michael C. b. March 22, 1833; living in 1915. 

Samuel b. Aug. 4, 1835; living in 1915. 

Jacob b. Sept. 26, 1837. 

Catherine b. Oct. 12, 1840. 

Elisabeth b. April 23, 1843; living in 1915. 

The Wines settled in Virginia, and later went to different 


.Creation, 20 October, 1797. 

Coat of Arms, sa, three swords in pile, points downward, arg, pommels 
and hilts, or; on a canton of the second, an escocheon of the field, charged 
with a salmon haurient ppr. Crest, a falcon rising or, charged on the breast 
with an estoile, gu, gorged with a ducal coronet, az, and holding in the beak 
a salmon, ppr. Supporters, Dexter, a hind, ppr, gorged with a ducal coronet, 
or, and charged on the shoulder with a rose, arg, barbed, vest, seeded, gold, 
sinister, a Cornish chough, ppr, charged with a rose, as the dexter. 

Motto, Aymer Loyaulte. (Love Loyalty.) 

Seats, Hackwood Park, Basingstoke, Haute; and Bolton Hall, Leyburn, 
R. S. O. Co., York: Clubs, Carlton: Junior Carlton, Yorkshire, Eng. 


Duke of Bolton, in 1747, Sir Henry Vane, "Knight of the 
Garter," Duke and Marquis, died at Raby Castle, Durham, 
Eng., January 18, 1747, age 75 years. He was also Earl of 
Darlington, Viscount and Baron Barnard, and Baron Raby. 
He was the eldest son of William Henry, first Duke of Cleveland, 
whom he succeeded, January 29, 1842, by Lady Katherine 
Margaret Powlett, daughter and co-heiress of Henry, the last 
Duke of Bolton ; born August 16,1788. He was a lineal descend- 
ant, in the seventh generation, from Sir Henry Vane, governor 
of Massachusetts Colony, in 1 636-1 637. He was also descended 
from King Charles H, who brought Sir Henry to the block, 
through his illegitimate son, Charles Fitzroy, by Barbara, 
Duchess of Cleveland. His grandmother, the Duchess of 
Bolton, was the Katherine Lowther to whom James Wolf was 
betrothed. He married November 16, 1809, Sophia, eldest 
daughter of John, fourth Earl Poulett. No children. 

BoTTON, Boulter, Bolter, Boulton, Bollen, Boten, etc. 

Nathaniel Bolter of Hampton, N. H., removed to Exeter, 
N. H., in 1649. 

Nathaniel Bolter's name was on the town books of Exeter, 
N. H., between 1 640-1 680. He also signed a petition with 
others to the Massachusetts General Court that Exeter might 
be received under their jurisdiction, 1643. 

Granted at a town meeting, in Exeter, N. H., November 16, 
1644, to Nathaniel Bolter, 30 acres of land. 

Nicholas Bolter of Dorchester, Mass., admitted to church, 
8 (i), 1644; he was bellringer, and messenger for selectmen; 
had wife Elisabeth. Their children: 

Thankful bapt. 4 (8), 1649. 

Elisabeth bapt. 18 (11), 1656; m. Oct. 25, 1676, Experience 

John b. 1660; d. May 27, 1683. 

Nicholas Bolton's will probated in September, bequeathed to 
wife, son John, and daughter, Experience (Bolton) Willis. 


From Savage 
John Bolton, Bridgewater, son probably of Nicholas; although 
Mitchell is cautious and calls him descended from Nicholas of 
Dorchester; states he came from Stonington, Conn., with wife, 
Sarah. Their children: 

John b. 1686. 
Samuel b. 1688. 
Sarah b. 1690. 
Elisabeth b. 1692. 
Nicholas b. 1695. 
Mary b. 1697. 
Elisha b. 1700. 
Joseph b. 1704. 
Nathaniel b. 1706. 
Abigal b. 1709. 

It seems he was son of Nicholas Bolton of Dorchester, Mass., 
of 1643. 

William Bolton of Newbury, Mass., was a proprietor in 1645. 
He married January 16, 1654-5, Jane Bartlett; she died. He 
married, second, November 22, 1659, Mary Denison. Child by 
first marriage : 

Mary b. 25 Sept. 1655. 
Children by second marriage : 

Mary d. young. 

William b. May, 1665. 

Ruth b. Aug. i, 1667. 

Elisabeth b. 1673; d. 1674. 

Sarah b. April 5, 1677. 

Hannah b. July 18, 1679. 

Joseph b. July 8, 1682. 

Sarah d. young. 

William Bolton died March 27, 1697, having bequeathed to 
wife Mary, sons, Joseph and Stephen, daughters Jane, Ruth, 
Elisabeth and Hannah. The son, Stephen, gave bond, 1696- 
1697, to care for his father and mother the rest of their lives. 

From Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors of the 
There were Jabez Bolton, John Bolton, of Scarborough, Me.; 
John Bolton, at Falmouth; John Bolton, at Rhode Island; 
Timothy Bolton, Groton, Chelmsford, Billerica. 


William Bolton, first sergeant in Capt. Aaron Jewett's Com- 
pany, Col. Job Cushing's Regiment; engaged July 27, 1777; dis- 
charged August 29, 1777; marched to Bennington on an alarm; 
company raised from various towns in Middlesex County, 
Massachusetts; was also second sergeant in Capt. Jewett's Com- 
pany, Col. Samuel Bullards Regiment; engaged August 29, 1777; 
discharged November 29, 1777; service at North River, at the 
taking of General Burgoyne; roll at Littleton, also private, Capt. 
John Hasting's (6th) Company, Col. Henry Jackson's Regiment; 
enlistment, three years, reported on command at Newton; also 
Abraham Bolton. 

Benjamin Bolton was on defense of eastern Massachusetts. 

John Bolton, stationed at Springfield, Mass. 

Nathaniel Bolton, detached from Cumberland County. 

Thomas Bolton of Newbury, Mass., went to Quebec, also 
Springfield, Mass. 

Aaron Bolton, at Cape Ann. 

Abraham Bolton, Salem, Mass. 

Daniel Bolton. 

David Bolton, Murrayfield, Boston. 

Eben, or Ebenezer Bolton, in battle of Bennington. 

Elias Bolton, Oakham, Taunton, Mass. 

Jabez Bolton. 

James Bolton. 

John Bolton, Dartmouth, Colrain, Bridgewater. 

Joseph Bolton. 

Matthew Bolton. 

Nathaniel Bolton. 

Philip Bolton, Bridgewater. 

Savage speaks of Seth and Thomas Bolton. 

From Daughters of American Revolution (Vol. 12; page 239) 
A descendant of Gen. Josiah Whitney, Josiah Whitney, Jr., 

Asa Taft, corporal, Ebenezer Bolton, and David Damon, all of 


Ebenezer Bolton married Elisabeth Damon. He was at Bunker 

Hill, and served until the evacuation of Boston; he reinlisted for 

the defense of Bennington, under Capt. Elisha Jackson. David 

Damon was a minute man from Reading, Mass. 

Richard Bolton, son of John Bolton, of Bristol, Eng., was a 


merchant; Richard Cole gave Richard Bolton a house, June i6, 


Isleham Bolton married Deborah Leech; their children were 
Robert Bolton, " D'' of Physick, " and John Bolton of Bucklesham, 
a celebrated writer, and rector of Bucklesham. Isleham Bolton 
died and his widow married, January 2, 1604, Rev. Samuel Ward, 
"M'' of Arts." His will was dated October 19, 1639, in Ipswich, 

From English Research 

Henry Batcheldor of Wimmering, in Co. South, was born 
March 14, 1612. The Cathedral Church of Winchester, in the 
parish of Wimmering; wills free lands to John Bolton, and his 
heirs, son of John Bolton, of Hilsea, in Wimmering. Also to 
Elisabeth Bolton, daughter of John Bolton, of Hilsea, five pounds, 
to be paid "out of my lease at Hankworth"; to John Boulton's 
three children, "who he now hath, five pounds a year, during the 
term of lease of Hanks worth." 

Lower Norfolk, Virginia, May, 1637. Certificates of Head 
Rights in the County of Lower Norfolk, Virginia. Certificates, 
to Mr. Thomas Willoughly, for 3,200 acres land, for transporting 
64 persons, among them John Boulton, October 16, 1663. Fifty 
acres each. 

Robert Boulton of Saffron, Walden, in England, a seaman, was 
accidentally "slaine at Nantasket, in New England, by a ship 
Gunne, 28:5: 1653." 

Newbury, and the Bartlett family: Jane Bartlett (John^ 
Bartlett, Richard^ Bartlett) married William Bolton, January 
16, 1664-5. 

William Bolton took the Oath of Allegiance at Newbury, Mass., 

Newbury (Mass.) Troubles (without date) 
"May it please the honr^ Court, to vnderstand, that theise 
prsons, named vnderwritten, which are mentioned in John Emer- 
yes Petition, are sons and servants, vnder their parents, and 
masters, of which some haue not taken the Oath of fidelity, and 
some do flatly deny that eur they gaue power, or liberty to put 
their names, and some profess, they neuer saw the petition, or 
heard it read " ; among these was Will Bolton. 


Taxes under Governor Andros: Town rate of Newbury, Mass., 
1688. William Bolton had 2 head; 6 acres plow land; 2 horses; 
I oxen; 5 cows; 8 sheep; 3 hogs. 

William Bolton of Harrow on the Hill, Middleson, clerk, April 
8, 1691, wills to son, Archibald Bolton, if he lives; if not, the 
property goes to Henry Bolton of Virginia. 

In the Captain Kidd narrative, July 7, 1699, on the Mocha 
frigate, Kidd took some passengers for New England. Sailed 
for Mona, between Hispaniola and Porto Rico, where they met 
a sloop, the St. Anthony, from Curacoa, for Antego, on this sloop 
were William Bolton, merchant, and Samuel Wood, master of 
the sloop; Kidd bought the sloop of Mr. Bolton, for the owners 
account, then sailed for New York, thence to Boston. 

Robert Bolton married Anne . He made his will in the 

Co. of Suffolk; was "Doctor of Physick, " December 17, 1746. 
Had a son, William; brother-in-law Joseph Ward of Cleveland, 
Eng. ; a brother-in-law, Richard Golty, who married ' Deborah 

On Records of Falmouth (now Portland, Me.) William Bolton 
of N. Marblehead, with Rachel Haskell, of Falmouth, November 
II, 1756. 

Massachusetts Soldiers at Halifax 
In 1759, from New England Register (Vol. 28; page 414): In 
Capt. Josiah Thachers' Company of Yarmouth, in Col. John 
Thomas's Regiment, landed in Halifax, May 11, 1759, was Will 
Bolton; listed in the Rangers. 

From the Bolton Genealogy 
By Robert Bolton 

Robert Bolton, son and heir of Robert Bolton, Esq., and Su- 
sannah Mauve, was born in Christ Church Parish, Savannah 
County, Ga. (now Chatham), December i, 1757, and was 
an only son. His maternal grandfather, Mathew Mauve, 
bequeathed to him, in 1777, "all the lot of land in the town of 
Hardwick, granted him by his Majesty King George II, on De- 
cember 2, 1757." About this time began the troubles between 
Great Britain and the Colonies ; and he espoused the latter. 

He served in several expeditions to the North, and was with 
General Washington, when he surprised the Hessians at Trenton, 


N. J., December 25, 1776. He was also actively engaged at 
sea, and assisted in the capture of a British privateer, off Sandy 
Hook, when Savannah was taken by the British, December 29, 
1778; he was active in defense, and was captured by a party of 
Highlanders, and, because he refused to enlist for British service, 
was placed on board a prison-ship ; from the ship he was removed 
to some wretched buildings, and escaped; his negro guard rec- 
ognized him and swam him across the river to South Carolina. 
When there, he again joined the patriots. His small, silver- 
mounted sword was the gift of Washington; he gave it to his 
youngest son, James McClean Bolton, with the injunction, 
"Never to be unsheathed, but in a virtuous cause." He mar- 
ried Sarah McClean of Charlestown, S. C, in 1781; he moved 
to Philadelphia, and later returned to Savannah. He was first 
to export "Sea-Island cotton," under the firm name of "Newell 
& Bolton," later "Robert & John Bolton." When the French 
invaded American commerce, he suffered great loss. 

He was a talented and religious man. He took a severe cold 
on a visit to his country plantation," Bolton's Retreat," in Wash- 
ington, Wilkes Co., from which he died, December 4, 1802, aged 
45 years. In his will, among others, he bequeathed to Francis 
Lewis Bolton, land and negroes, and ten thousand dollars; and 
to a daughter, Rebecca; a son, Robert; and James McLean 
Bolton. Will was proved February 7, 1803. 

' ... "A skillful workman he 

In God's great moral vineyard; what to prune, 
With cautious hand, he knew; what to uproot, 
What were mere seeds, and what celestial plants, 
Which had unfading vigor in them, knew; 
Nor knew alone, but watched them night and day, 
And reared and nourished them till fit to be 
Transplanted to the paradise above." 

— From the Bolton Genealogy. 

Rev. Robert Bolton of Lewisboro, N. Y., was born in Bath, 
Somerset, Eng., April 17, 1814; died in Pelham, N. Y., October 
II, 1877, aged 63 years. He was the eldest son of Rev. Rob- 
ert Bolton and Anne (Jay) ; she was the eldest daughter of Rev. 
William Jay of Bath, Eng. ; author of the " Morning and Evening 

Rev. Robert Boulton published a genealogical and biographical 
account of the Boultons in England and America. He married, 







rector of 

Christ Church, Pelham, 

AND Chaplain to the Earl Ducie. 

Born in Savannah, Georgia, U. S. A. 

ioth September, 1788. Died in Cheltenham 

19TH OF November, 1857. 

He held forth the word of Life, faithfully, for forty 


Christ his theme; the last text which he preached from 
was: "He that testifieth these things," &c.. Rev xxii, 20. 
His wife and family have record in thankfullness to God 








^rst, January 8, 1838, Elisabeth Rebecca, daughter of Jame^ 
Brenton, Newport, R. I.; married second, January 5, 1854, Jose-l 
phine, daughter of Brewster and Elizabeth Woodhull. They 
Jiad eight sons and three daughters. He was educated at Mill 
Hill, ten miles north of London, Eng. 

i i 

ipROM Tradition of Mrs. Frances (Bolton) Wine of Fori! 
j Myers, Fla. ! 

I William Bolton came from England with his family, consisting 
of three children: Noah Bolton, who married Catherine Fred- 
erick; their child was Wesley, born August, 1812, who married 

Martha Nelms. Alanson married Steele; his descend-j 

jants live in Texas. Theresa Bolton married Archibald Nelms. 

Wesley Bolton married Frances Nelms. Their daughters 
Frances Bolton, was born November 16, 1837, in Kingsportj 
Sullivan Co., Tenn. She had brothers, Lemuel, Samuel, Noahj 
John, William, Charles, Robert, and sisters, Elisabeth, Catherine] 
Martha. Frances Bolton married, in 1856, Michael Wine, born 
in Virginia and rai^sed in Tennessee. Their children were Joseph, 
Martha, Mary, Lemuel, David, Elisabeth, Edwin, Alice, Wesley, 
Noah, Fanny and Eva D. j 


Coat of Arms, Barry of lo, argent and vert, over all a griffin sergeant, or 
Crest, An arm embowed in armor, tied around the wrist with a bow vert, hold- 
ing in hand proper, a broad arrow or, feathered and headed of the first. 

' Through the long vista oj departed years 
The kindling eye now gazes, dimmed with tears; 
And now, with magic power, behold it brings 
The sweets of memory, without its stings! 
But tongues more tuneful shall these scenes rehearse 
For mine but heralds many a nobler verse.'' 

■ ) 


Richard Nelme, age 20 years, emigrant to St. Christophers; 
"imbarqued" in the Mathew of London, Eng., May 21, 1635, to 
the West Indies. 

In will, John Abington of London, Eng., merchant, January 
14, 1692, gives to Mrs. Alice Nelmes certain money for her use. 

"My will is, that my land in Maryland, Negroes, Servants, all stock, and 
debts, be sold, so soon as that can be done, and the produce equally divided 
into so many shares, as the children of Mrs. Alice Nelmes, shall then have 
living; of the three she is supposed, and now to have, that is, John, Charles, 
and one she is now big with, each to have an equal part." 

Catherine Dowing of 1780 married, first, Capt. William Black- 
well of Northumberland County, Virginia; married, second, 
Capt. Ebbin Nelms of "Travelers' Rest," Virginia. Children 
of Capt. Ebbin Nelms and Catherine, his wife: 

Eliza Nelms m. Thomas S. Snyder of " Hill Valley," North- 
umberland Co., Va.; no children. 
Thomas d. unm. 

Edwin Nelms, who served with distinction in the C. S. A., 
married Dianah Omohundro of Westmorland Co., Va. Their 
children : 

LuciAN, line untraced. 
Byard, line untraced. 
Edwina, of whom later. 
Elisabeth, line untraced. 
EviROD, line untraced. 
Kate, line untraced. 
Mary, line untraced. 

Edwina Nelms married John H. Reagon of Palestine, Texas, 
born 1818. 

Presley Nelms, M. D., married Margaret Lackey. Their 
children : 

Andebron m. unknown. 

Edwin m. Miss Brown. 

Kate m. Robert Blundon of "Fairfields," Va. Their chil- 
dren: Lelia, Howell, Margaret, Henrietta; Catherine m. 
John Betts of C. S. A.; their children, Edwin d. unm., 
Luther d. unm. 


GusTAVus m. Mary Miller (Lawndale) Blackwell, widow of 
Oscar Blackwell; had children, Cammiel, Oscar and 

Ann Eliza m. Ogle Brent of "Gallons Oaks," Northumber- 
land Co., Va. They had child; John who m. Annie Barber; 
they had Lillian, Raymond and Grace. 

Charles N. Nelms (Rev.) married Miss Lewis. 

John E. Nelms (Lieut.), C. S. A., married Mrs. E. V. Downing; 
no children. 

Estella married Lloyd Smith of Loudoun Co., Va. Children, 
Hugh, Eliza, Genevive, Estelle and Margaret. 

Hannah Nelms married Hiram Rice of "Mountain View," 
Va. Their children : 

Mary unm. 

Annie m. Judge Samuel Downing of "Edgley," Northum- 
berland Co., Va. They had children. 


LONDON, ENG., 1509 

Coat of Arms, sable, on a chevron engrailed between three crosses pattee 
fitchee argent, as many fleur-de-lys gules. 


A goodly realm! said Captain Smith 

When he told the story in London streets, 

And again to court and prince and king; 

And in sixteen hundred and twenty-three. 

For Dover meadows and Portsmouth river, 

Bold and earnest they crossed the sea. 

And the realm was theirs and ours forever. 

Up from the floods of Piscataqua, 

Slowly, slowly they made their way 

Back to the Merrimack's eager tide. 

Poured through its meadows rich and wide; 

And to Winnipesaukee's tranquil sea. 

Bosomed in hills and bright with isles. ' ' 

Up and on to the mountains piled. 

Peak o'er peak, in the northern air. 

Where the Great Stone Face looms changeless calm; 

They labored and longed through the dawning grey and fair, 

For the blessed break of the larger day. 

Land of fame and of high endeavor, 

Strength and glory be thine forever! 

— Miss Proctor. 


" Those who care nothing for their Ancestors are ivanting in 
respect for themselves, and deserve to he treated with contempt, by 
their posterity. 

" Those who respect and venerate the memory of their Forefathers 
will he led by a pious reverence to treasure their memories." 

From English Research 

In the inventory of the estate of Thomas Pike of Remscombe, 
Parish of North Newnton County, England, Richard Smith and 
John Smith served April 22, 1625. 

In 1614 John Smith, the celebrated navigator, visited the Isles 
of Shoals. He called them Smith's Islands. 

Among the first settlers of Barnstable, Mass. (1644), was John 

Scottish Research 

Smith of Giblifton (Scotch) is of great antiquity; was written 
Smyt, Smyth, also called Gow, which is Gaelic for Smith. Tradi- 
tion accounts for their origin as the descendants from the clan 
Chattan, that Neil Croomb, third son of Murdoch, of that clan, 
who lived in the reign of William the Lion, was progenitor of all 
the Scottish Smiths. They were descendants of the primitive 

From English Research 

In 1634 Richard Smith of Abingdon = Mary, daughter of 
Pawle Dayrell, of Livingston. This Richard Smith of Abingdon 
served as usher to Queen Elisabeth, in medieval Smith times, 
when the Heralds visited the people. 

Ancient Ipswich, Suffolk County, Eng., received its name 
from a Saxon queen whose name was "Eba," her residence or 
wych signified home, hence wych translated from Ebawych to 
Ipswich. We cannot find any date when it was founded. The 
first authentic record is its devastation by the Danes in 991. It 
is located sixty-nine miles northeast of London, Eng. 

Richard Smith was the ancestor of Richard Smith, sheriff, in 
London, Eng., 1508-9. The fleur-de-lis was granted to this 


Richard Smith married Joane Porredge; died before 1582. 

Henry Porredge of Beakesbourne, County of Kent, November 
7. I593> willed to daughter of Richard Smith and Joane Porredge, 
20 pounds. 

In early records of Boston, Mass., Richard Smith of Lancaster, 
Eng., was married to Johanna Quarlls, "the 2-5-1654," by Mr. 
Richard Bellingham, governor, of Yorkshire, Eng. 

Thomas Smith of West Clandon, Surry, yeoman; his will 
proved June 13, 1651; he willed to his cousin, Richard Smith, 
"son of my brother, John Smith," five pounds, to be paid in one 
year. The will was proved in London, Eng. 

Ipswich, Mass., was established August 5, 1634, from common 
land called "Agawam." Boundary lines between Ipswich and 
Gloucester were established in 1892. 

In 1634, May 14, the General Court ordered "to the end the 
body, of Commoners may be preserved of honest and good men, 
that for the time to come, no man shall be admitted to the free- 
dom of this body politic, but such as are members of some of the 
churches within the limit of the same." 

Richard Smith came over on the boat Planter, age 14 years, 
and John Smith, aged 13 years, of whom the Mother Alice, and 
John the son, are noted in the "List" of passengers from Sud- 
burie, wife and children of John Smith of Lancaster, Mass., 
about 1635. 

John Smith, Jr., was born in 1632; married Sarah Hunt of 
Sudbury, Mass. 

Richard Smith married in 1654, in Boston, Mass., Joanna 
Quarlls, a kinswoman of Francis Quarlls. 

Richard, George, Robert, and Thomas Smith were inhabitants 
of Ipswich, Mass., in 1645. 

In 1645 Richard Smith had a difficulty with the town officers; 
he got angered and said, "Though Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, 
were against, yet he had the victory." For his, what was called 
basphemy, he was fined 40 shillings. 

Among the first settlers of Bay of Agawan (Ipswich), in 1648, 
was Richard Smith, where his name appears for the first time 
in Ipswich in 1645. 

A deed of land in Bay of Agawam (Ipswich), was given by 
Masconnomet, sagamore of Agawam, to John Winthrop, for 20 
pounds, June 28, 1638, now Ipswich, with part reserved, and 


distributed to English settlers. From the primitive settlers of 
this ancient community can be traced many families scattered 
all over the country, which attracts many descendants to trace 
for "olden time" ancestors, and gives many of the present day 
pleasure and information. 

Richard Smith of Ipswich, proprietor, 1641; his daughter, 
married Edward Gilman, Jr., who bought land of him at Ipswich, 
October 9, 1647; this land he mortgaged, 2 (10), 1648, to his father 
Edward Gilman, Sr., who sold it October 2, 1651, to his brother 
Richard Smith of Shroppum Co., Norfolk, Eng., evidently the 
same man. 

In 1626 Richard Smith of Claxton, weaver, was the supervisor 
of wills in Ipswich, Eng. 

Richard Smith, Ipswich, son of Richard in England. 

Richard Smith signed the Groton Petition to the Honorable 
Court, March 3, 1656. 

In Middlesex County Court Records, among names of persons 
that took the "Oath of Fidelity" in 1652, was Richard Smith. 

In a deed made by Richard Smith, April 9, 1658, he deeded to 
his son, Richard Smith, of Ipswich, singleman, property. 

The will of Richard Smith of St. Dunston's, west London, 
dated January 13, 1660, mentions Ann Hawthorne, and her sons, 
John, Nathaniel, and William Hawthorne. 

A houselot of one and one half acres was sold by Andrew Burley 
to Richard Smith, March 24, 1680, Ipswich deeds. 

January 3, 1692-3, under the General Court called "Court of 
Assizes and General Goal Delivery," convened at Salem, Mass., 
Mr. Robert (Elder) Paine and Richard Smith were on the "jury 
forTryalls." Elder Paine was foreman. The jury found nothing 
against thirty, who were indicted for witchcraft. 

Richard Smith of Ipswich, Mass., died September 24, 1714, 
aged 85 years. He was born in England. 

Here lies ye body 
OF Mr. Richard 
Smith, age 85 
years, died 
Sept. 24, 1714. 

Richard Smith and Thomas Smith were commoners, in 1641, 
in Ipswich. 

Richard Smith^ was born in 1641, and married Hannah Cheny, 
daughter of John and Hannah Cheny of Newbury, November, 


1660, when he was 19 years old. They had nine children, among 
them was Daniel Smith, born in 1673. 

Richard Smith was a voter in Ipswich in 1679; had horses on 
common in 1697; he had the title of Mr. and occupied a place on 
the second seat in the meeting house assigned to him in 1700; he 
subscribed six shillings toward the bell, in 1699. 

In 1672 Mary Smith, daughter of Richard Smith of Shropham 
Co., Norfolk, Eng., married Henry Bennett, born about 1629. 

When the terrors of King Philip's War broke on the Ipswich 
Colony, in Massachusetts Bay, the General Court discerned it 
the rebukes of Almighty God, and issued fresh edicts against 
flagrant abuses. Check was made on the pride that "long hair 
like women's haire, was worn by some men; or made into peri- 
wiggs. " The evil of pride in the new strange fashions, with 
naked breast, and arms, prisoned with superstitious ribbons, 
were an offence (1676). 

From Newfield Town History ' 
Richard Smith came from Shropshire, Norfolk Co., Eng., to 
Ispwich, Mass., in 1642. Among his children was Elisabeth, 
who married a Gilman, who was lost at sea in 1653. 

Richard 2 Smith married Hannah Cheney, November, 1660, 
DanieP (Richard, Richard), born 1673, married, first, Elisa- 
beth, daughter of Daniel Payne and granddaughter of Robert 
Payne, the founder of Ipswich grammar school. He married, 
second, Deborah Wicom (Wilcomb), March 24, 1721. Children 
by first wife, Elisabeth Payne : 

Elisabeth b. 1703. 

Richard b. 1704. 

Daniel^ b. 1705; m. Pickering, ancestor of John Pickering 

Smith of Gilford Village, N. H. 

Jeremiah, d. young. 
Jabez b. 1709. 
Moses b. 1711. 

Aaron b. 1713, clergyman at Marlborough, Mass. 
EzEKiEL b. 1 7 14. 

Children by second wife, Deborah Wicom: 
Moses b. 1724. 
Deborah b. 1725. 
Mary b. 1727. 
Jeremiah* b. 1733. 
Ebenezer* b. 1735. 


;^ ' ■ Provincial Wills 

Daniel Smith of Exeter, N. H., willed his son, Daniel, land at 
home in Exeter, to be his at the decease of his mother, or at the 
time that she should marry again, also cattle, sheep, and swine. 

Item — I give to my son Jeremiah, 30 pounds of old Tenor, to be paid to him 
by my son Daniel. 

Item — I give to my son Ebenezer, 30 pounds old Tenor, to be paid to him 
by my son Daniel, within ten years of my decease. A dau Susanna, 30 
pounds, a son Payne, 30 pounds, old Tenor, A son Jabez, 3 pounds old 
Tenor, A dau Mary, and a daughter, Elisabeth, each 30 pounds, 

Signed Daniel Smith. 
Brentwood, N. H. • , ^ 

Dated June 8, 1752, . • ■. 

Witnesses . ,.. 

Jabez Smith. ■ ,' ' 

Theodore Smith. ? ^ \ ■ ■ ■■■ 

Provincial Deeds 
Daniel Smith deeded to his brother, Jeremiah Smith, land on 
which is settled Joseph Smith, six miles square, fourth lot, second 
Range, of hundred acre lots in Gilmantown, now Meredith, N. H., 
April 12, 1765. . ..■ : '. 

; ' ■ From the History of Gilmantown, N. H. 
Honorable Ebenezer Smith (Daniel, Richard) was a brother 
of Jeremiah Smith; they both went to Meredith (New Salem), 
into the wilderness, and made homes. They were two sons of 
Daniel Smith of Exeter, N. H., where they were born. Ebenezer 
became a proprietor of Gilmantown (from which Meredith was 
taken) and was one of those who gave bonds for its settlement; 
and in consequence he became an extensive land holder, in the 
town. Two of his sons, Ebenezer and John, were settlers in that 
part of the town which is now called Gilford, but Judge Smith 
was an early settler of Meredith, and moved there about the 
year 1768. He married Sarah Spiller of Exeter, N. H. They 
had one child when they moved to Meredith; the journey was 
accomplished on horseback, and that part of the way which lay 
through Gilmantown was a path to be followed by spotted trees. 
Mrs. Smith, not being able to guide a horse herself, took a seat, 
as was the custom in those days, behind her husband on the 
same horse and thus mounted, with his child in his arms, and a 


favorite dog in his pocket, they arrived one evening just before 
sunset at the camp which he had previously erected on the north- 
west shore of one of the bays in Lake Winnepesaukee River, and 
afterward settled on Meredith Parade. 

This was the man who afterward sat upon the bench of justice; 
and whom the Senate delighted to honor, by appointing him to 
preside over them. His children were Ebenezer, Daniel (who 
was the first male white child born in Meredith), John Washing- 
ton, and five daughters, one of whom married Hon. John Mooney, 
Judge of Probate. Another married Samuel Kelly, Esq., the first 
settler of New Hampton, N. H.; another married Col. Ebenezer 
Lawrence, and another married Winthrop Dudley of Brentwood, 
N. H. Judge Smith was a father to the settlers of the town for 
many years. He was successively representative and senator 
in the State Legislature and for two years was president of the 
Senate; was Judge of the County Court, from 1784 to 1787; was 
Judge of Probate from 1797 to 1805. He died August 22, 1807, 
aged 73 years. His memory will long be preserved with venera- 
tion and respect. One half brother, Payne Smith, settled in 
Meredith. Near him, they are all laid to rest in the yard above 
Laconia, near Mr. Heads' farm, also his brother, Jeremiah, the 
three brothers and wives. 

Judge Ebenezer Smith (Daniel, Richard, Richard) of Exeter, 
N. H., married in 1766, Sarah Spiller of Exeter, N. H. They 
had five daughters, and two sons, Jacob and John Smith. 
Jacob's family are all laid in the Union Cemetery at Laconia, 
N. H. John Smith has a daughter, Mrs. Carson, who lives in 
Lakeport; also a daughter, Rhoda Smith, living in Meredith, 
N. H., born November 5, 1831; her two brothers, Eben and 
Jeremiah, have passed on. 

On the tombstone of Judge Ebenezer Smith, "In memory of 
Hon. Ebenezer Smith, Esq., died August 22, 1807, in the 74 
year of his age." Mrs. Sarah (Spiller) Smith, consort of Hon. 
Ebenezer Smith, died January 17, 1807, in the 68th year of her 

Jeremiah and Ebenezer Smith took up land in Meredith, N. H. 
They both went to Gilmantown (Meredith) in 1766, from Exeter, 
N. H., and settled on Meredith Parade. Ebenezer settled below 
Jeremiah, towards Laconia. Their half brother, Payne Smith, 
moved there later, and settled still below them. 


Jeremiah Smith was in the Revolutionary War (State Papers 
by Hammond, Vol. 3, page 11); served three years, April 30, 1777 ; 
was a private, April 30, 1780; returned home, July 30, 1782, 
with a discharge. 

Jeremiah Smith married Hannah Lock and lived on what was 
later called the Jacob Smith farm, on Meredith Parade, in what 
was then a wilderness. Tradition, through my father. Smith 
Neal (a son) said they had a daughter Hannah who went out 
one day to get a hemlock broom, and, when gathering the hem- 
lock boughs, she got lost; she accidentally dropped a gold ring 
and saw to pick it up by the flash of lightning; she was lost all 
night in the storm. She was said to be a very aristocratic young 
lady, and very methodical in her ways, and had high ambitions. 

Hannah Smith married Joseph Neal (see Neals). She had a 
brother, John Rice Smith, and a sister, Nancy, who married 
Simeon Cate. 

Jeremiah Smith (Daniel, Richard, Richard), (from Revolu- 
tionary Rolls, Vol. 2, page 219), states he was on the pay roll 
in Capt. Stephen Parkers' Company, Col. Moses Nichols' Regi- 
ment, General Stark's Brigade, and marched from New Ipswich, 
Mass., and Exeter, N. H., to Stillwater, July 19, 1777, in the 
Northern Continental Army. 

Jeremiah Smith died May 29, 1794, aged 61 years. 

Hannah Lock Smith, wife of Jeremiah Smith, died November 
II, 1815, aged 72 years. 

Military Service 

Daniel Smith of Portsmouth, N. H., was dismissed from service 
in the army, December 25, 1724 — April 25, 1725. 

From Quint's Ancient Dover: Daniel Smith (Daniel, Richard, 
Richard) served in the Somersworth army, July 23, 1746. 

In the Muster Roll of Capt. James Grant, volunteers, from 
June 25 to August 4, 1725, was Dan Smith, from York, Me., 

April 9, 1765, Jeremiah Smith of Exeter, N. H., had a deed of 
land, from Ebenezer Smith; the land was in Gilmantown, now 
Meredith, N. H.; land was in New Salem. And in 1762 he 
deeded land to Jeremiah Smith, in Nottingham. 

State Papers give an account of a petition, signed by several, 
among them Jeremiah Smith, for a town to be set off from Gil- 


mantown, to be called Meredith, in 1803. And in 1808 the 
upper part of the parish was set off as Meredith, N. H. 

Jeremiah Smith was born in 1733, and died in 1794. He mar- 
ried Hannah Lock, born February 18, 1737/8, died November 
II, 1815. They settled in Meredith, N. H., on the northwest 
bay near the Weirs. She was a daughter of Deacon William 
Lock, and Elisabeth, his wife, as Savage Dictionary. They are 
both buried above Laconia, N. H., near Mr. Heads; a half 
brother, Payne Smith, is also buried there. 

Heraldry was employed in the feudal ages to display the 
exploits of chivalry, and reward its triumphs over oppression and 
violence. Amid the imperfections of uncultivated eloquence, 
and general ignorance of written language, the ensigns of heraldry 
were peculiarly significant. At a glance they showed important 
events in history, of persons, families and nations. 

In all countries of Europe, they were believed to be endowed 
with a "mortal immortality" and stable as the rocks that gird 
Great Britain. Crests were first introduced into Britain about 
A. D. 1 199. The chief sources from which heraldic instruction 
is to be derived are the seals of manuscripts, tombs and 


Coat of Arms, Lynn, Magna, Leicestershire County, Eng., 20 Henry VL 
Gules, three greyhounds' heads erased argent, collared sable, ringed or. No 




By Mary Elisabeth Neal Hanaford 
When young I had a rather inquisitive disposition, and when 
opportunity afforded (I probably asked many foolish questions) 
I often asked my father about his ancestors, and in this way 
gleaned much tradition. He said his grandmother's name was 
Betsy (Elisabeth) Haley; that one grandfather, farther back, 
married a Lock, and some relative married a Philbrick. He 
often spoke of relatives by name of Foss also, among the early 
Neals. I have classed them here, as first, second, third and 
perhaps fourth Samuel Neals, but I am sure of three Samuels. 
He also told me his father, Joseph's father, died young, and he 
(Joseph) was bound out to a Mr. Barker of Greenland, until he 
was 21 years old, and that his grandfather, Samuel, was also 
bound out to a Mr. Wiggin, proof (see Wiggin's will). 

The Walter Neal will in the State House in Concord, N. H., 
names son Samuel, also grandson Samuel if he lives to be 21 years 
old, so I feel from the proof of these old wills and what my father 
told me of the early Neals, that I have the line, pretty clear, for 
some generations back. 

I find that a Walter Neal came here about 1623, before the 
early explorer ; this I found in the National History. Undoubt- 
edly they were all related, but early records are so "scarce, we 
are in the dark on some points. 

From Rev. J. W. Haley's Memoranda 
The Neal family of England is a very ancient one. One 
reference made to them was in the reign of Edward IV (1461- 
1483). In some old records of Visitation, 1566 to 1618, mention 
is made of a Walter Neal; Richard Neal, knight, one of the 
Justices of Common Pleas, and Lord of Prestwould, died in 1485. 
A Thomas Neal (1519-1596), professor of Hebrew in the Uni- 
versity of Oxford , was also a distinguished author. In the middle 
of the seventeenth century, John Neal, Esq., of Dean Co., Bed- 
ford, Eng., married Annie, daughter of Henry Cromwell, a cousin 
of Oliver Cromwell, Lord Protector of England. Their son, 
John, came to New England, and settled at Salem, Mass. The 
Neals of Salem, Mass., are his descendants, without doubt. A 


Francis Neale, Esq., an auditor of the Exchequer to Queen Elisa- 
beth, married and had a son, William, who was also one of the 
auditors to Queen Elisabeth. William- married Agnes, daughter 
of Robert Bowyer, sister of Francis Bowyer, Alderman of Lon- 
don, Eng. William, by Agnes, first wife, had a son, Walter, 
who died about 1612. Capt. Walter Neal comes into view in 
1612, but Mr. Haley thinks it is not the preceding one, probably 
a relative, but if one of the preceding ones, he was the son of 
Henry and Elisabeth (Lacon) Neale, born earlier than 1595. 
These facts were gathered from the record of the Visitation of 
Bedfordshire, in 1566, and the one of Northamptonshire, in 1618. 
This Capt. Walter Neal entered the English army about 161 5; 
he served in Bohemia, and the Rhine country under Count Ernst 
Von Mansfield, where he gained the rank of captain. 

In a personal letter from Rev. Haley, dated May i, 1899, he 
states: "Here I will say that in person or by proxy, I have care- 
fully explored the Church and town records, and the old ceme- 
teries of Greenland, Portsmouth, and New Castle, and gleaned 
what I could." 

At Greenland, the home of the Neals, the early town records 
were burned and the church records go no further back than 
1 813; except that there are lists of baptismals and births extend- 
ing somewhat further back. 

I find the following: Walter Neale, son of William and Agnes 
(Bowyer) Neale, of Warneford, Hampshire Co., Eng. Walter 
was of a knightly family, and had a brother. Sir Thomas Neale, 
who died in 1620. William and his son, Sir Thomas, were audi- 
tors to Queen Elisabeth. This Walter married, first, Frances 
Oglander, daughter of Sir William Oglander, and, second, a 
Lamberte. This Walter's will was made in October, 1613, and 
contains no evidence that he had children by either wife. 

Walter Neale, captain and explorer, may have been a nephew 
of the preceding. This Walter had fought under Count Mans- 
field, in Bohemia, and the Rhine country, where he gained the 
rank of captain. In 1630 he came over to this country, at the 
instance of Gorges and Mason, to be governor of the lower settle- 
ment of New Hampshire (what is now Portsmouth, Newcastle, 
and part of Greenland), as Capt. Thomas Wiggin was to be 
governor of the upper settlement (what is now Dover). While 
here Capt. Walter Neal explored the lake region, and visited the 

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White Mountains. In 1633 he went back to England, and, in 
1639, was appointed lieutenant-governor of the military station 
and arsenal at Portsmouth, Eng. So far as I have been able to 
learn he never returned to America. Walter NeaP was of Dover, 
Greenland, and Portsmouth, N. H. According to Dover Rec- 
ords, in 1661-1668, children were born to Walter Neale and his 
wife, Mary — a son, Samuel, and a daughter, Mary. No other 
births are recorded for that family, so far as I can find. 

In 1666 a military company of Portsmouth, N. H., chose 
Walter Neale as lieutenant, and in a list of Portsmouth miHtary 
officers (1689-1690), he is styled captain. In 1678 the selectmen 
of Portsmouth appointed Lieutenant Neal "tythingman, for 
all the families in Greenland." In 1693 a committee appointed, 
at a Portsmouth town-meeting, to seat the people in the church, 
assigned Lieutenant Sloper and Capt. Walter Neal to the seat 
of honor — the front seat, facing the pulpit. Though I have made 
diligent search, I have not yet learned where this Walter was 
born, who his parents were, or how many children he had, or 
where he died, but it is clear that he lived in Greenland, and was 
sometimes reckoned as a citizen of Dover, also of Portsmouth. 
Each town claimed Greenland as a part of its territory. 

I incline to the opinion that Walter^ was a son of Walter 2, the 
explorer, if so, it might be that Capt. Walter married soon after 
his return to England in 1633. He might have had a son, 26 or 
28 years old in 1661, old enough to have come to this country, 
and be married, and living in Dover or Greenland as above. 
Nothing could be more natural than that an enterprising and 
energetic young man would wish to emigrate to the new world of 
which he had heard his father tell so much. 

From English Research 

The line of Neals traces back pretty clearly to Queen Elisa- 
beth's reign, 1 533-1 603. 

Among the pedigrees contained in William Pavers' consoli- 
dated Visitations of Yorkshire, Eng., 1584 to 1665, was Neale. 

The will of Robert Morely was dated February 2, 1598, proved 
October 16, 1602. He willed Walter Neal, his brother-in-law, 
also Fleetwood and Francis Neal, 30 shillings each, in Essex. 

William Glover of Dedham Co., Essex, clothier, made a will, 
January 6, 1609, witnessed by Samuel Neal of Dorset, Eng. 
(This shows the family name.) 


Walter Neal of Abbotts, Southampton, Eng.,in his will, Octo* 
ber 9, 1612, requests Sir Francis Neal to be sole executor. He 
mentions a brother, Sir Thomas Neal; he also wills to his wife, if 
she bring a child into the world, etc.; also wills his farm to his 
dear wife, Anne of Abbotts. History states that it is thought 
this unborn child was Capt. Walter Neal, the explorer. 

From Old Eliot 

The Laconia Grant to Gorges and Mason, November 17, 
1629, was from the mouth of the Merrimack River, along the 
coast, to the Sagadahock (Kennebec) River north and west 
to include Lake Champlain, and territory to the St. Lawrence 

Captain Mason, in 1630, sent Capt. Walter Neal on the War- 
wick, as governor of this section. They took possession of the 
Thompson House at Odiorne Point, and began the settlement of 
Strawberry Bank (which twenty-three years later was named 
Portsmouth), and began a settlement at the head of Newicha- 
wannock (Piscataqua) River; this settlement was known as 
"Great Works." Captain Mason died in 1635, and left the 
settlers to shift for themselves. They took all the property 
they could lay hands on, and that was the end of Masonian 

Pascataway, November 3, 1631, the portion of land on the 
sea coast five miles west of Odiorne Point, possessed by Captain 
Neal in the harbor of Passataquack, alias Bassataquack, alias 
Passataway, eastward, northeast along the coast, including land 
now known as Portsmouth, Rye, Hampton, Greenland, and part 
of Newington, Hilton's Point, now called Dover Point. (Is it 
any wonder that Walter Neal's posterity came here to establish 
a home on their father's land?) 

Our forefathers came into an unbroken wilderness of valuable 
land which was obtained for a trifle, and every man desired to 
become a land owner. It was hard to obtain help; a few early 
settlers were willing to work as servants, and were bound out 
for a few years; and, after a time of service, bought land, and 
became independent farmers. The captive Indians were put to 
work out to service, and often sent to the West Indies to be sold 
as slaves. It was shortly after this that the slave trade crept 
into New England. It was abolished in 1807. 

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From Old Kittery and Her Families, by Stackpole 
This states Capt. Walter Neal arrived June i, 1630, at Little 
Harbor or Piscataqua, as governor of Mason's Province. He 
found few to govern. Some servants came with him. In 1632 
Capt. Walter Neal, Jocelyn and Darby Field set out to see the 
"beautiful lakes," and to open a trade with the Indians. During 
their travels they discovered the White Mountains, and called 
them the " Chrystal Hills. " It is stated Neal and Wiggin located 
the boundaries of Portsmouth, Dover and Hampton, and helped 
Wheelwright in fixing the boundaries of Exeter. 

From the Maine Genealogical Register 

Neal, on his return from exploring the White Mountains, 
raised forty men, and in company with twenty more from Boston 
pursued the pirate Dixy Bull, to Pemaquid, which place Bull had 
pillaged, and gone farther east; but on account of bad weather 
they returned in their four vessels to the Piscataqua, stopping 
off at Richmond's Island, and hanging an Indian. They had 
done little of farming, and the inhabitants suffered for food, and 
lost interest. 

Capt. Walter Neal is described as a true soldier, always ready 
to work. He claimed he never had any profession but his sword, 
nor any fortune but war; his debts were clamorous, wants nu- 
merous. When in England, and not otherwise engaged, he acted 
as drill master of the London militia and was among the last of 
the knight-errant of the Round Table. 

One writer states Capt. Walter Neal was one of the first settlers 
in Kittery, Me., in 1623. 

In 1 63 1 the " Great House " was built three miles up the Piscat- 
aqua, from Mason's Hall. Its location was on the present Water 
Street, on the southeast corner of Court Street, Portsmouth, 
N. H. ; back of this on the bank was a large growth of strawberries ; 
this is why it was called Strawberry Bank. 

History states that from 1623-1635 John Mason settled a 
colony at Newichawanock, built a large house and store, and 
fenced them in with a strong palisade, and mounted with six 
guns; upon the falls of the river he erected four sawmills and 
houses for his tenants and servants, committing the government 
unto Capt. Walter Neal, who continued in the employment until 
1633, when he returned to England. 


Provincial Records state that a letter, dated August 6, 1634, 
acknowledged Capt. Walter Neal, left "land, goats, mault and 
sacke in New Eng. " 

From English research we find Capt. Walter Neal married 
and had children ; if so it looks reasonable that, as he left property 
here and land in New England, he sent his son over to claim it. 

Provincial Papers state that Neal was agent for the "pattent 
of Laconiah, and the pattent for twenty thousand acres of land at 
Randsvough (rendezvous) on the south side of the Piscataway 

History states that the barque Warwick, 1630-1636, was a ship 
of 80 tons "burthen," under Captain Weatherill. It sailed from 
the Downs in England ; was sent out by Gorges and Mason for the 
discovery of the great lake in New England, so as to intercept 
the trade in beavers. The vessel arrived safely April 8th at 
Piscataqua. She brought over Captain Neal with others. It 
is stated he had a contest with Captain Wiggin over a tract of 
land, which Wiggin forbade Neal to come onto; it laid between 
Dover and Exeter, now called "Bloody Point," but both had 
more wit than to draw a sword, and the contest ended. It is 
now called Newington, and is where the railroad crosses the river 
to Dover. 

In Old Eliot, on the trolley line from Kittery to Dover, is the 
Neal Garrison, 1 632-1 802. On this place are buried seven 
generations of Neals; some of the ancestors adopted the Quaker 
religion. It was called the Andrew Neal Garrison; the house 
has been repaired and the present owners (Neals) use it as a 
summer home. Andrew Neal Garrison, Jan. 28, 1704, was in 
the lower part of Berwick, called Kittery, Me. In 1721 Friends 
had a meeting at Andrew Neal's house, Newichawanock. There 
were Friends or Quakers at Kittery. Shortly after the Baptists 
established churches in this section. Newichawannock is on 
the Piscataqua River, opposite Hilton's Point on Dover Neck. 

From Colonial State Papers 

To the Kings most excellent Ma''®. 

Your Ma''® being graciously pleased to take unto yo"" Roiall consideration 
the government of the plantations in New England, May your Ma*'" likewise 
favourably vouchsafe to accept the pretences of your humble peticoner to the 

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said government, which are breifely these. I your Ma*'** most humble peti- 
coner, hath Hved a Soulder, these twenty yeers, and served with command in 
all yo'' Ma*'® expedicions; (2) Hee hath commanded these fowre yeers the 
Companie of the Artillarie garden in London and with great charge and con- 
tinuall labour hath brought to that perfection, that no Prince in Christendome 
hath a companie equall to it of Citizens. 

(3) He hath lived three yeers in New England having had a Patent and 
Commission for that country, during which tyme he hath made greater dis- 
coveries of y® inland pts than was ever made by any before or since. 

(4) He hath also exactly discovered all the rivers and Harbours in the 
habitable parts of y" country. 

(5) He hath done more during his being there for the generall good of y* 
country in reforming the irregularities and abuses of those that frequented 
those parts than any man before. 

(6) With greate hazard and much travell hee hath punished the extreame 
cruelties of y« natives of y® country, and enforced them to a peaceable con- 
fornitie in neighbour-hood and commerce. 

(7) By reason of y'' many experim'^, hee hath made of all the comodities in 
that countrie, he is able to settle a staple trade of some comodities for y* 
profitt & advantage of this Kingdome, espetically for ye building of Shipps. 

The Quaker of the olden time! 

How calm and firm and true, ! 

Unspotted by its wrong and crime, . 

He walked the dark earth through. , 

The lust of power, the love of gain. 
The thousand lures of sin 
Around him had no power to stain 
The purity within. > 

***** . 

O spirit of that early day. 
So pure, and strong and true, 
. Be with us in the narrow way . 

Our faithful fathers knew. 
Give strength the evil to forsake. 
The cross of truth to bear, 
And love and reverent fear to make 
Our daily lives a prayer! 

From Ancient Dover, by Quint 
The first church in Dover was organized in 1638. The Rev. 
Daniel Maud was the first regular minister. This first church 
was Baptist. The veritable Cotton Mather thought Indians 
were descended from the Devil, and heretics were akin to both,^ 
and Baptists were the worst kind of heretics; hence this church- 


was, in his opinion, composed of "the looser sort of people." 
Referring to doctrine only, they were come out from the Quakers, 
but Rev. Daniel Maud was deservedly venerated. He settled in 
Dover in 1642, and died in 1645. The tolerant neighbors of 
Massachusetts Bay slandered them, but the church prospered. 
In 1662 Mary Tomkins, Alice Ambrose from Old England, 
George Preston and Edward Wharton of Salem, came to Pas- 
cataqua River, passed up and landed at Dover, N. H., whither 
to go it was with them from the Lord. The people reasoned with 
them, then the priest asked the people why they went to the 
Quakers. Priest Rayner then asked, "What came ye here for, 
seeing the Laws of the Country are against such as you?" "What 
hast thou against us?" replied Mary Tomkins. The priest replied 
"You deny Magistrates and Ministers, and the churches of 
Christ." ^Mary Tomkins replied, "Thou sayest so," and he 
replied, "You deny the Three persons in the Trinity." She 
answered, "Take notice, People, the man falsely accuseth us; 
for Godly Magistrates and the Ministers of Christ we own, and 
the church of Christ we own, and that there are Three that bear 
record in Heaven, which three are the Father, Word, and Spirit, 
that we own, but for the Three Persons in the Trinity, that is for 
thee to prove." Said the priest, "There are three Somethings," 
and flew away in a rage calling his people to come after him; but 
Mary called to him to come back and not leave his people 
amongst them; he called wolves, whereupon she said unto the 
people, "Is not this the hireling that flies and leaves the flock?" 
So truth came over the people ; many were convinced of the truth 
that day, and, notwithstanding the terror of the wicked laws, 
many waxed bold and invited the Quakers to their homes; and 
the power of the Lord reached them that day; they went over 
into Mayne, but their stay was short there, as the priest insti- 
gated a cart-law, and order was made to "whip and pass them 
away as followeth." 

The constables were ordered in eleven towns to make them 
fast to the tail of the cart, and draw them through the towns, 
and to whip them not exceeding ten stripes apiece, on each one, 
in each town, and draw them about eighty miles; it was bitter cold 
weather at this time. "Oh, the Mercies of the wicked, how are 
their cruelties?" From whom sprang this unreasonable warrant, 
and who influenced all this cruelty? "Omne malum," saith the 

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proverb, "incipit a Sacerdote," that is, "All evil begins from the 
priest," or from the priest all evil hath its beginning. The 
constables took them by order of Priest Rayner to Hampton, 
through dirt and snow, half leg deep; at Salisbury the}' forced 
them after the "Carts Tayl," where he whipped them in a cruel 
way on the road, which was a cruel sight to those observers; but 
the Quaker women sang in the midst of these cruelties to the 
astonishment of their enemies. This disgraceful sentence was 
executed no farther than Salisbury. After their release they 
returned to Kittery; Andrew Neal's was one of their meeting 
places. They met with many persecutions along the way. 
Many people were fined for entertaining the Quakers. 

Second Walter Neal 

The Pied Cow boat arrived July 8, 1634, and on the 13th 
"cast anker halfe a mile from the falle near Strawberry Bank." 
Among names of Stewarts and servants, sent by John Mason, 
Esq., into the Province of New Hampshire, was Walter Neal, 
Stewart, with fifty men and twenty-two women, who soon became 
wives after their arrival. Eight Danes were also on this boat. 

This second Walter Neal had land granted to him in Ports- 
mouth, 31 acres and 39 acres in 1657 (Portsmouth at that time 
comprised Greenland). According to the early records of Dover, 
in 1661-1668 there was a Walter Neal, supposed to be the son 
of the captain; he was early called lieutenant and later captain; 
he lived in what is now set apart as Greenland, which was origin- 
ally Portsmouth, N. H. This is the Walter Neal that Brewster, 
in his Rambles, and Hackett in his Portsmouth Records, 1643- 
1656, refers to. He is also the one who received the seat of 
honor in the church. 

At a town meeting in Portsmouth, N. H., January 22, 1660, 
land was apportioned to all persons over 21 years old; Capt. 
Walter Neal received 39 and 31 acres. 

June 3, 1678, Lieut. Walter Neal was of Greenland, N. H. 

Walter Neal subscribed for the minister, 1658-1666. He lived 
in Portsmouth, N. H. (that included Greenland). 

Portsmouth Landmarks and Surveys, "By vertue of a Town 

grant at a publique meeting hild the lo-july 1655. Unto Walter 

Neal this July 22-1655, his home lot doth extend from Goodman 

hayins, his fence due north and by east unto Winicont River." 



Masonian Papers state that Captain Neal lived in a stone 
house at the mouth of the " Perscataqua " River, later called 
Little Harbor; the house was called the Capt. Mason House. 

Under the Swedish and New England Colonies, in June, 1644, 
the Boston merchants coveted a part of the fur trade. It was 
imagined in Massachusetts that the supply of beavers came from 
a great lake that was in the northwest of their patent which they 
called "Lake Lyconnid," which was in the Laconia Grant to 
Mason and Gorges, given November 17, 1629, and brought out 
in 1630, by Capt. Walter Neal. The Lygonia or Plough Patent 
comprised land about Lake Champlain. 

History states that the men that came over in the Warwick, 
about 50, engaged in fishing, salt making, trading and farming. 

The settlement of New England was chiefly a religious enter- 
prise for the advancement of religion; and proved a good illus- 
tration of the Psalmist David, who said, "Surely the wrath of 
man shall praise thee." 

Neal in his History of the Puritans states that there were 77 
divines ordained in the Church of England, who came to America 
before 1640, and became pastors of churches. 

Bell's History states that Walter Neal signed the Indian deed 
of 1629 to Wheelwright. 

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SamU Sharpe Rowls mark* 

Memorand""; on y" Seventeenth day of maye one thousand six hundred 
twenty & nine, In the ffith year of the Reigne of our Sovereigne Lord Charles 
King of England, Scatland ffrance & Ireland, Defend-- of y« ffaith &ct Wahang- 
nownawit Sagamore, of Squamscot in Piscataqua River, did in behalf of him- 
self and the other Sagamores aforementioned then Present, DeliV, Quiett & 
Peaceable Possession of all y<= Lands mentioned in the w'^'in writen Deed, unto 
the w'l'in named John Whelewright for the ends w'^^'in mentioned in Presents 
of us Walter Nele Governer, Geo Vaughan factor and ambros Gibins Trader 
for y'' Company of Laconia, Rich'^ Vines Governer and Rich^ bonithan Assis- 
tant of y« Plantation of Sawco, Thom« Wiggin agent and Edward hilton, 
Stewart of the Plantation of Hiltons Point, and was signed sealed & Delivered 
In our Presents. In Wittness whereof we have hereunto sett our hands the 
day & yeare above Written. 

RiCH<i Vines Walter Neale 

RiCH<^ BoNiTHON Geo Vaughan 

Thom^ Wiggin Ambrose Gibbins 

Edward Hilton 
Entered and Recorded Acording to the originall the 20th may, 1 7 14. 

Pr W'" Vaughan, Record'. 

*The marks or totems of the Indians are affixed to their names as follows: 
Passaconway, a man with extended arms; Runawit, a deer's antlers; Wahang- 
nowawit, a bow and arrow; Rowls, a one armed man. What the marks of the 
two Indian witnesses, Wadargascom and Mistonobite, are intended to repre- 
sent, it is not easy to say. 

— Copied from History of Exeter. 

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Walter Neal 

In the assiduity of Farmer, he thinks Walter Neal of 1660, who 
by wife, Mary Ayers, married in 1660, had Samuel, born June 
14, 1661. He was in 1673 lieutenant in the company of which 
James Pendleton was captain; was the son of Walter, the ex- 
plorer. This second Walter joined the most of his neighbors in 
desiring jurisdiction of Massachusetts in 1690. 

Samuel Neal, born June 14, 1661, died about 1702. 

Samuel Neal, son of Walter, married Jane Foss. Another 
place married Jane Philbrick. 

Samuel Neal married Elisabeth Lock February 28, 1710-11. 

Samuel Neal married Elisabeth Haley February 7, 1754. 

William Philbrick, born April 27, 1670, married Mary Neal, 
daughter of Walter Neal of Greenland, N. H., October 10, 1689; 
lived in Portsmouth, 1694. 

December, 1688, residents of (Sandy Beach) Rye including 
Greenland and Newington, was Samuel Nele. 

Walter Neal, a citizen of Dover in 1661-1668, and of Ports- 
mouth, 1 666-1 693, resided nearly all the time at Greenland, 
N. H. 

In 1690 New Hampshire was left without a government; the 
people were quarreling. A petition was signed by 372 people of 
New Hampshire to join Massachusetts; this was desired on ac- 
count of the breaking out of King William's War. About 1692, 
during this union, Walter Neal was captain of the military force 
of Portsmouth, N. H. 

April 3, 1693, Capt. Walter Neal was selectman, and ordered 
the seating of the people in the meeting house. 

In the Indian and French wars Walter Neal was a soldier from 
Portsmouth, August 23 to September 6, 1708, at Fort William 
and Mary, also his brother John. 

In 1725, 30 acres of land was distributed to Walter Neal. 

Among men who signed to hire 25,000 pounds loan December 
I, 1743, was Walter and Samuel Neal. 

In 1683, a Walter Neal was a freeholder in Portsmouth, N. H., 
and signed a petition to the King, which was sent to England by 
Nathaniel Weare. 


Will of Walter Neal 
Walter Neal willed to his grandchildren, children of his son, 
Samuel Neal of Greenland, N. H. (late dec) : 

Parcel of land meadow ground 50 acres, where he now liveth, and where the 
house and barn stands on the easterly side of common road way from Hampton 
to Portsmouth, this to be given to my grandson Samuel if he lives to be 21 yrs 
old (the one apprenticed to Wiggin), if he dont live to be 21 yrs old, it is to be 
given to the children, as they become of age. Was called Neals Marsh or 

That Walter (son) put Samuel in peaceable possession of above land, if he 
becomes 21 yrs, if not to go to the younger son of Samuel Neal my son. 

Signed Walter Neal. 
Dated Feb. 3, 1702-3. 
Recorded Nov. 21, 171 7. 

From Greenland Provincial Papers 

Walter Neal, in 1659, petit juror at Dover, N. H. 

Walter Neal, in 1661, grand juror at Dover, N. H. 

Walter Neal, in 1662, grand juror at Portsmouth 

Walter Neal, in 1669, lieutenant at Portsmouth. 

Walter Neal, in 1689, captain of military company at Straw- 
berry Bank. 

Among Provincial Deeds is Walter Neal's will. He willed to 
his grandson, Samuel, if he lived to be twenty-one years of age, 
land from Portsmouth to Hampton, in Greenland. 

In Jonathan Wiggin's will, dated March 23, 1737, of Stratham, 
N. H., he willed to Samuel Neal, his apprentice, "thirty pounds 
in money or cattle at money price, provided he faithfully serves 
his prentiship out (besides what I am obliged to give him by this 
indenture), to be paid to him by my son-in-law Andrew Wiggin. " 

It seems it was a custom with people who had large families of 
boys and did not have work for them at .home to apprentice them 
out to some man who could furnish work, and needed help. It 
was not considered any disgrace to be put out to work, but helped 
in an education. 

Samuel Neal 

From New Hampshire State Papers 
Samuel Neal married Jane Foss in 1660. They had a son 

Samuel, born June 14, 1661. 

Samuel and John Neal were in a scouting party under Captain 

Weeks, 1712. 

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Samuel Neal, son of Samuel and Abigal (Brier) Neal, was 
born September 5, 1681. 

From Ne-wfields History 

Samuel Neal was lieutenant in Captain Pendexter's Company, 

Capt. Walter Neal married Mary of Greenland Parish, 

in Portsmouth, N. H.; was a soldier in 1673. He joined in re- 
questing the jurisdiction of Massachusetts October 22, 1677, also 
in 1689-1690. He was appointed captain in 1690. 

From Massachusetts Archives (Vol. 68, page 212) 

Samuel Neal was under command of Capt. William Turner in 
King Phillip's War, April 7, 1676, to June 24, 1676, from Hatt- 
field, near Hampton, N. H. 

Samuel Neal, June 24, 1676, was at what is now called Hadley, 
under Captain Poole. }-m^Jt fii^^^-c^^--^- 

April 21, 1695, Thomas, Walter, Jeremiah and John Neal, chil- 
dren of Samuel Neal and Abigal (Brier), his wife, were all bap- 
tized in Portsmouth, N. H. % f^wi- ; 

Greenland, a part of Portsmouth, was incorporated as a town 
in 1703. In 1695 there were 320 inhabitants. 

History states that at a town meeting in Portsmouth, N. H., 
April 3, 1693, Samuel Neal was apportioned a seat in the meeting 
house at Portsmouth, and Walter Neal, was of "ye Committee, 
and Sam Neles wife had a womans seat in ye gallery." 


From the North Church Records of Portsmouth, N. H., 1671- 
1697, Samuel and Walter Neal were admitted to the North 
Church of Portsmouth, November 29, 1694. 

On April 21, 1695, the children of Samuel and Abigal (Brier) 
Neal, John, Thomas, Walter and Jeremiah, were admitted to 
the North Church in Portsmouth. 

History states that Samuel and Walter, and John Neal, con- 
tributed to a History of Greenland, February 5, 1711-1712 
(by A. M. Haines, Galena, 111.). 

Samuel Neal was in a scouting party under Capt. James Davis 
in 1 712, mustered by Captain Weeks. (From French War 


February 23, 1714, John Neal, brother of Joseph Neal, son of 
Samuel Neal, sold land to Samuel Neal in Greenland, N. H. 

Samuel Neal of Greenland signed a petition in 17 14 to have 
the boundaries established, as Portsmouth was taxing them, also 

Samuel Neal and Walter Neal signed a petition for a bridge 
from Stratham to Newmarket, November 21, 1746, also Novem- 
ber 21, 1748. 

April 27, 1748, Samuel Neal of Greenland deeded land to W. 

From Early Town Papers 

September 24, 1750, Samuel Neal signed a petition for a ferry 
over Exeter River. 

November 25, 1755, Samuel Neal signed a petition for a bridge 
across Exeter River to Newmarket. 


Samuel Neal, Greenland, N. H., brother of Dea. John Neal, 
allowed land, June 30, 1756, for service in war. 

In 1813 Elisabeth Neal, wife of Samuel ^ Neal, joined the church 
in Greenland, also two daughters, Elisabeth and Mary Neal. 

In 1 714, Jonathan, son of Samuel Neal was baptized. 

Lieut. Samuel Neal died February 10, 1715-16. 

1717, Elisabeth Neal, daughter of Samuel, joined the church, 
also Hannah Loak. 

Samuel Neal joined the church in Greenland, 1722. 

Samuel Neal, in 1723, paid Provincial rate, in Greenland, 
N. H., eight pounds and three pence. 

In 1728 Hannah Neal, daughter of Samuel, owned the Cove- 

1733, Comfort Neal, daughter of Samuel, joined the church. 

Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors of the Revolution 
(Vol. 2, page 301) 

Walter and Samuel Neal served. 

In 1722 Samuel Neal was among the troops for defence, from 

In 1723 Samuel Neal of Parish of Greenland was on the Prov- 
ince rate. 

From Greenland death record, Samuel Neal died, 1756. 


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Samuel Neal, born March 22, 1755, was the son of Samuel Neal 
of Stratham, N. H., "Head of family," Rockingham Co., in first 
census of United States, 1790. 

January 10, 1756, John Neal of Stratham, N. H., brother of 
Joseph Neal, son of Samuel Neal, sold land in (New Salem) 
Meredith, N. H., to Jonathan Wiggin. 

From French and Indian War Rolls (Vol. 2, page 335), Samuel 
Neal enlisted March 16, 1762; discharged December 3, 1762. 

Samuel Neal of Kittery, Me., enlisted May 3, 1775. 

From Massachusetts Archives (Vol. 68, page 212) 

In King Phillip's war, April 7, 1676, was Samuel Neal, under 
Capt. Will Turner. Captain Turner was engaged at North- 
hampton, Mass., guarding and protecting against the great body 
of Indians. He had 151 men, mostly single, largely boys and 
servants. Hadley was headquarters, and some were sent out in 
different places, to Hatfield, Springfield and Northhampton, 

June 24, 1679, Lieut. Walter Neal was guardian of Joseph 

November 28, 1679, Walter Neal deeded land to George 

Portsmouth, N. H., 1808, among men who served her Majesty's 
Court, William and Mary, at Province of New Castle, N. H., was 
Walter and Samuel Noel. 

Samuel Neal ' 

Samuel Neal died in Greenland, N. H., 1756. 

Samuel Neal married Elisabeth Lock, February 28, 1710-11 
(see Locks). Their son, Samuel Neal married February 7, 1754, 
Elisabeth Haley (Andrew Haley and Mary Briar, Andrew Haley 
and Elisabeth Scammon, Andrew Haley and Deborah Wilson). 
He being extensively engaged in fisheries, at the Isles of Shoals, 
the "Haley Island" was named for him; he was a wealthy man 
and was known as the " King of the Shoals." 

From Stratham Town Records 

Samuel Neal and Elisabeth Haley had the following children: 

Samuel b. March 22, 1755. 
Andrew b. Jan. 19, 1758. 


Jeremiah b. Nov. 4, 1759; d. young. 
Joseph b. March 23, 1762. 
John b. March 10, 1764. 
Elisabeth b. May 29, 1768. 
Mary b. June i, 1770. 
Sarah b. June 23, 1773. 
Abigal b. Jan. 29, 1775. 
Deborah b. Jan. 22, 1778. 

Widow Neal died May 4, 1785. 
A Samuel Neal lived in Newmarket in 1782. 
Andrew Neal, born January 19, 1758 (Samuel, Samuel, etc.), 
li\ed in Canada. He had a son, Joseph. 

Samuel Neal's Family of Stratham 
Rev. Samuel Haven baptized Joshua Stackpole, August 2, 
1779, undoubtedly a son of Ebenezer and Mary Stackpole. 
This Joshua Stackpole married. May 29, 1800, Miss Sally Neal, 
daughter of Samuel Neal and Elisabeth Haley of Stratham, 
N. H. Sarah Neal died two years later and he married, second, 
Mary Davis of Portsmouth, N. H. 

He was a ship-caulker, and worked in the Kittery Navy Yard. 
A son by Sarah Neal was Andrew Neal Stackpole, who married 
Elisabeth Rogers of Tamworth, N. H. She was a daughter of 
VVilHam Rogers, a ship-builder of Bath, Me. 
Children of John and Anna Hannaford : 

David Hannaford b. June 4, 1716. 

Thomas Hannaford b. April 17, 1718. 

Sarah Hannaford "dafter," b. Feb. 23, 1725/6. 

Dudley Leavitt and wife Fanny deeded land in Northfield, 
Rockingham County, N. H., to John Hannaford. February 17, 
1808; sixteen acres for $55. 

Joseph Carr and wife Mary deeded land in Canterbury, N. H., 
35 acres for thirty pounds, October 10, 1781, to Peter Hannaford. 

From Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors 
(Vol. II, page 301, Samuel Neal's Military Service) 
Samuel Neal of Kittery, Me., private in Capt. Samuel Leigh- 
ton's Company, Col. James Scammon's (30th) Regiment; muster 
roll, dated August i, 1775; enlisted May 3, 1775; service, 3 
months, 6 days; also company on return, endorsed October 3, 

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1775; also received order for bounty coat, or its equivalent in 
money, dated Cambridge, October 28, 1775; was also a private 
in Capt. Simeon Brown's Company, Col. Nathaniel Wade's 
Regiment; service, 6 months, 7 days; to Rhode Island, includ- 
ing travel 140 miles home. Discharged at East Greenwich. 
Regiment raised in Essex and York counties. Samuel Neal was 
on the Boy Brigantine, Freedom, commanded by Capt. John 
Clouston; entered service, February 4, 1777; service to August 
4, 1777; also was on the crew of the ship Thorn, sworn to at Mar- 
blehead September 14, 1780. 

Samuel Neal 

Samuel Neal and Elisabeth Haley were married by Rev. Beng 
Stevens, February 7, 1754. Elisabeth Haley was a sister of 
Richard Haley, born in Kittery, Me., in 1741, who was great- 
grandfather of John W. Haley who got out the "Haley Piper, 
Neal, and Ricker Families in 1900. Genealogical Memoranda 
of Maine and New Hampshire." 

From the Continental Registar: In 1781, Samuel Neal was 
a private, is recorded. 

In 1746 Samuel Neal, with others, petitioned for a lottery to 
raise money to build a bridge over Exeter River, and for it to be 
located at what is now Newfields. In 1 759-1 760 a petition was 
sig'ned for a bridge over Squamscott River also in 1772. He 
signed the Association Test in 1776; died about 1778. 

In 1769 Walter Philbrick, Jr., married Margaret Neal, daugh- 
ter of Samuel Neal. He was a cabinet maker in Greenland, N. H. 

John Neal (Joseph, Samuel, Samuel, etc.), born March 10, 
1794, married a Ray in Meredith, N. H., and had sons, William 
and John. He and his family moved to St. Albans, Vt.; tradi- 
tion states the sons went to Ohio. 

John and Joseph Neal went to (New Salem) Meredith and 
settled in the wilderness; John later sold to Jonathan Wiggin, 
and moved his family to Vermont. (I have never been able to 
trace these sons. I have corresponded with over twenty Neals, 
but as yet not the descendants of John.) 

Mary Neal, born June i, 1770 (Samuel, Samuel, etc.), married 
a Watson and lived in Topsham, Vt. 

Sarah Neal, born June 23, 1773 (Samuel, Samuel, etc.), mar- 
ried a Davis and lived in Lee, N. H. 


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Abigal Neal, born January 29, 1775 (Samuel, Samuel, etc.), 
married a Cheney and lived in Limington, Me. 

Deborah Neal, born January 22, 1778 (Samuel, Samuel, etc.), 
married a Samall and lived in Cornish, Me. 

Joseph Neal, born March 23, 1762 (Samuel, Samuel), died 
March 24, 185 1. He married Hannah Smith (Jeremiah, Daniel, 
Richard). (See Richard Smith.) She was born March 27, 1771, 
and died March 24, 1851. Their children: 

William b. March 27, 1789; d. Jan. 29, 1830; was a ship 

John Neal b. Oct. 20, 1790; d. Sept. 30, 1864. 
Elisabeth b. Sept. 18, 1793. 
Mary b. Sept. 15, 1795; d. April i, 1879. 
Joseph b. Nov. 11, 1797; d. Dec. 25, 1854. 
Hannah S. b. Sept. 15, 1799; d. March 19, 1855. 
Smith b. Feb. 16, 1806; d. Dec. 15, 1887. 
Nancy b. Sept. 15, 1810; d. March 19, 1854. 
Irene b. Sept. 26, 1813; d. June 20, 1902. 

My father. Smith Neal, told me his father, Joseph Neal, was 
apprenticed to a Mr. Barker of Rye when he was 7 years old. 
He also told me there were two Joseph Neals who went to Mere- 
dith, and settled in the wilderness. One was his father, called 
"White Oak Joe," and Richard Neal's father was called "Red 
Oak Joe," for distinction. "White Oak Joe" went from Rye to 
(New Salem) and "Red Oak Joe" went from Newmarket to 
New Salem; but both were born in Stratham, N. H. The latter 
settled above William Neal's farm, on the Center Harbor road, 
the next farm above W. Neal's. 

Joseph and John went up beside Lake Winnipesaukee into 
the woods and cut trees and hewed out logs and built a house and 
barn, and cleared up land to cultivate for homes and to feed their 
families, and for their posterity to enjoy. It was a beautiful 
location, above the water, where the present John Neal lives, on 
the road from Meredith to the Weirs. 

John Neal (Joseph, Samuel, Samuel, etc.) was born October 
20, 1790, and died September 30, 1864. He married Louis Mead, 
born August 13, 1795; died April 17, 1875. Their children: 

Hannah S. b. Nov. 18, 18 15; d. July 23, 1901. 
Mary Jane b. July 3, 1817; d. Feb. 28, 1839. 
Son b. Sept. 9, 1818; d. Sept. 30, 1818. 
Martha b. Dec. 10, 1819; d. Aug. 29, 1824. 




NEAL 95 

Betsy M. b. Nov. 14, 1822; d. Sept. 27, 1854. 

Darius J. b. Oct. i, 1824; d. Feb. 23, 1908. 

Martha A. b. June 27, 1828; d. Nov. 12, 1914. 

Susan Maria b. Feb. 12, 1831. 

John Mead b. June 23, 1833. 

Harriet N. b. June 23, 1835. 

Ezra Dixi b. June 21, 1839; d. May 26, 1910. 

Hannah S. Neal (John, Joseph, Samuel, Samuel, etc.) married 
Rev. Mark True. 

Darius J. Neal (John, Joseph, Samuel, Samuel, etc.), born 
October i, 1824, married Francis Susan Elliott (Moody), born 
March 27, 1832, at Canterbury, N. H. Died, October 22, 1893, 
in Chicago, 111. Francis Susan Elliott's father died when she 
was 5 years old and her aunt (Mrs. Moody) raised her (she took 
the name of Moody), with whom she lived until her marriage, 
but probably was not legally adopted. Darius J. Neal was a 
very smart, prosperous business man. With his brother, Dixi, 
they were burned out in the Chicago fire, but with the Neal pluck 
they started again and prospered. They both were dealers in 
wood and coal. In earlier days Darius dealt in cattle in Ne- 
braska, at some seasons of the year. The son, Charles, is still in 
the wholesale lumber business, in Chicago, 111. 

Charles Ames Neal (Darius J., John, Joseph, Samuel, Samuel, 
etc.), born May 19, 1862, in Chicago, 111., married Melanie Thorn- 
ton Norton, born February 20, 1870, in Portland, Me. Their 

Elliott Jay b. Dec. 17, 1897. 
Kimball Ladd b. July 4, 1900. 

Martha A. Neal (John, Joseph, Samuel, Samuel, etc.), born 
June 27, 1828, married Eben S. Thompson, September 14, 1858. 
She was a second wife, his first wife being Sarah Hanaford (see 
Hanaford), daughter of Winthrop Young Hanaford and Dorcas 
Huckins. He had one daughter by the first marriage, Eleanor 
Thompson; she married Rev. Nathan Palmeter; he died some 
years ago and she lives in Stoneham, Mass. She was educated 
at New Hampton, N. H., and is quite interested in woman's 
club work; has been president of the Stoneham Club and an 
officer of the State Federation. 

Susan Maria Neal, born February 12, 1831, lived in Chicago 
some years, but at present lives in Stoneham, Mass. 



John Mead Neal (John, Joseph, Samuel, Samuel, etc.), born 
June 23, 1833, married Jane Wadleigh, who was born June 21, 
1833. She was a daughter of Stephen Wadleigh and Olive Neal 
(Olive Neal, daughter of Joseph Neal of Newmarket, called " Red 
Oak Joe" for distinction). 

John Mead Neal is a prosperous farmer and lives on the old 
Neal farm; he is much interested in raising fancy stock. They 
were married November i, i860. John Mead Neal's father, 
John Neal, son of "White Oak Joe Neal," married Louis Mead, 
daughter of Stephen Mead (who was killed by a log rolled by 

John Mead Nkal 

JoHX Frank Neal 

Wiggin when Weirs Bridge was built). Child of John Mead 
Neal and Jane Wadleigh : 

Emma Jane b. June 19, 1863; m. June 10, 1897, Clarence 
Alberto Clark, b. June 10, 1866. Their children were 
Helen Neal b. Feb. 6, 1901; Clarence Henry b. Aug. 6, 
1902; Harold John b. April 18, 1906. 

Sarah Estella Neal (John, John, Joseph, Samuel, Samuel, 
etc.) b. Sept, 13, 1864. 

John Frank Neal (John, John, Joseph, Samuel, Samuel, 
etc.) b. Oct. 22, 1867. 

Ezra Dixi Neal was born June 21, 1839, and died May 26, 
1910 (John, Joseph, Samuel, Samuel, etc.). He married Lavina 


Smith Leavitt, born January 7, 1871, daughter of Isaac Leavitt 
and Sarah Smith (see Leavitt). She died September 22, 1889. 
Ezra Dixi Neal was deacon of the First Baptist Church in Chicago 
111., for over forty years. Their children: 

Edith Leavitt b. Aug. 4, 1875. 

Grace Lavina b. April 7, 1878. . 

Edith Leavitt Neal (Ezra Dixi, John, Joseph, Samuel, Samuel, 
etc.) married Charles H. Perrine, April 29, 1905, a professor in a 
Chicago school. Their children: 

Judith Grace Perrine b. March 2, 1908. 
Dudley Neal Perrine b. Aug." 20, 1914. 

Grace Lavina Neal, daughter of Ezra Dixi Neal, married Harry 
C. Mills, August II, 1903. Their children: 

Harry Neal Mills b. June 10, 1904. 
Charles Edward Mills b. Sept. 8, 1906. 
Louis Mills b. Sept. 10, 1910. 

"Red Oak" Joseph Neal from Newmarket, N. H., tradition 
quotes, was a cousin to "White Oak" Joseph Neal of Stratham. 
They both came to Meredith previous to 1779. 

"Red Oak" Joseph was a Revolutionary soldier and lived in 
Epsom or Lee, and received a grant of land for military service 
in Meredith, which included the water power of Meredith, where 
he operated a grist mill in early days. He married Nancy Per- 
kins of Newmarket, N. H. He was born in 1759, and died in 
1836. He settled on the Richard Neal farm and is buried on the 
farm which later fell to his son, Charles, and is now occupied by 
Capt. Charles Dslv'is on the Center Harbor road, in Meredith, 
N. H. "Red Oak" Joseph Neal had a daughter who married 
James Wadleigh of Meredith. 

"Red Oak Joseph" Neal (i 759-1 836) enlisted as a private at 
the age of 18, and survived to receive a pension. He served in 
Col. Nicholas Oilman's Regiment of Militia, raised to reinforce 
the Continental Army. 

Betsy (Elisabeth) Neal, daughter of "White Oak Joseph," 
was born September 18, 1795 (Samuel, Samuel, etc.). She 
married Richard Neal, son of "Red Oak Joseph" Neal and 
wife Abigal, and came from Newcastle, on Great Island, N. H. 
Their children: 

NEAL 99 

Col. Joseph b. 1812; d. June 27, 1879. 
Catherine b. 1818; d. May 7, 1875. 
Hannah b. April 23, 1821. 
Mary E. b. 1824; d. May 5, 1901. 
Charles b. 1837; d. June 7, 1892. 

Col. Joseph Smith Neal, son of Richard and Betsy Neal, mar- 
ried EHsabeth Gordon, born in 18 19; died October 6, 1 88 1. Their 
child, Clara Neal, was born in 1846 and died December 30, 1894. 
She married George Hilton, who commenced the practice of law 
in Meredith, N. H., in 1886, and continued there about a year, 
then moved to Paterson, N. J., where she died. 

Catherine Neal, daughter of Richard and Betsy Neal, married 
Jonathan P. Norris, born in 1808 ; died May 7, 1875. Their child : 

Julia Norris b. March 7, 1844; d. Jan. 4, 1890; she m. 
David Whicher, b. June i, 1831, d. April 21, 1815. Their 
children were Lucy C. d. Jan. 9, 1847, aged 5 months; 
Ellen d. Oct. i, 1855, aged 3 years. 

Hannah Neal, daughter of Richard and Betsy Neal, married 
Joseph M. Bean, December 22, 1853. She was his second wife. 
Their child : 

Ellen Catherine b. June 30, 1858, in Gilmantown, N. H.; 
m. first, Otis Clark of Manchester, N. H.; they had one 
daughter, Carlie, who has m. a Healy. Ellen Bean m. 
second, Frank Davis of Canterbury, N. H. They had 
one daughter, Dorothy Davis. 

Mary E. Neal, daughter of Richard and Betsy Neal, married 
J. N. True, born 1823, and died in March, 191 2, Their children: 

Edward N. b. 1848; d. March 29, 1865. 

Mary R. b. June 6, 1852; m. David Ambrose. Their child 

was David Edward, b. Dec. 10, 1892; he m. Nov. 1912. 

Their children: Adele Victoria Ambrose b. Aug. 18, 1913; 

Dorothy Blanchard Ambrose b. Nov. 20, 19 14. 

Charles Neal, son of Richard and Betsy Neal, married Georgia 
Lambert of Belmont, N. H. Their children: 

Abbie b. 1868; d. April 3, 1900; m. James Youngman. 

George Richard b. May 20, 1872, in Meredith, N. H.; m. 
Oct. II, 1900, at FrankHn, N. H., Ada Maria Eastman, 
b. Sept. 13, 1872, in Danbury, N. H. Their children: 
Rachel Irene b. Feb. 26, 1902, at FrankHn, N. H.; Charles 
Richard b. Jan. 7, 1904, Laconia, N. H.; Robert John b. 



Oct. 3, 1907; d. Dec. 13, 1910, at Allston, Mass.; Fred- 
erick Eastman b. March 5, 1909; George Franklyn b. 
Aug. 16, 1910. Live in Woburn, Mass., 1915. 

Mary Neal was born September 15, 1795 (Joseph, Samuel, 
Samuel, etc.) and married Joseph E. Robinson of Portsmouth, 
N. H. ; he died in 1854. They at one time tended the Fort Point 
Light at Newcastle, N. H. (the entrance to Portsmouth Harbor). 
She married, second, Nathaniel Batcheldor and lived at Meredith 
Village, N. H., and there died with her sister, Irene Neal Smith. 

Joseph Neal, born November 7, 1796 (Joseph, Samuel, Samuel, 
etc.), died of consumption. He married Lucy Dow, born May 
12, 1804, died October 7, 1854, of dropsy. Their children: 

Hannah Jane b. April 9, 1829; d. April 14, 1899, of heart 

William b. Aug. 27, 1830; d. Sept. 18, 1895, killed at Bridge- 
water by the cars. 

Lydia b. April 15, 1832; d. April 15, 1832, of cancer, at 
East Deering. 

Smith Lock b. Aug. 2, 1840; d. Jan. 16, 1889, of paralysis. 

Hannah Jane Neal, born April 9, 1829 (Joseph, Joseph, Samuel, 
Samuel, etc.), married Charles H. Roberts; died August 13, 191 3. 
Their child : 

Joseph Neal Roberts b. June 13, 1865, at Tamworth, 
N. H.; m. Pauline Annie Davidson, in Houston, Tex.; 
she d. Dec. 25, 1888. He came to New Hampshire in 
1889. Children: Mary Jane Roberts b. Dec. 29, 1890; at 
Holderness; Henry Joseph Roberts b. May 22, 1893; 
Francis Pauline Roberts b. April 22, 1901; Charles Heze- 
kiah Roberts; Dixi Guy Roberts; Arthur Sidney Roberts. 

Henry Joseph Roberts entered the Massachusetts Pharmacy 
College September 29, 19 14, for a three-year course, at West 
Roxbury, Mass. 

William Neal, born August 27, 1830 (Joseph, Joseph, Samuel, 
Samuel, etc.), was killed by the cars at Bridgewater Crossing, 
N. H., September 18, 1895. He married Mary Esther Smith 
(Deacon Benjamin Noris Smith, Josiah, Elisha, Joseph), born 
June 7, 1842; died Aug. 30, 1892, of measles; they were married 
May 6, 1863. Their children : 

Arthur Joseph b. March 3, 1864; d. April 12, 1882. 
William Howard b. July 5, 1871. 
Bertha b. July 8, 1873. 


(William Neal was named for William Lock, his ancestor, 
three Williams later.) 

William Howard Neal, born July 5, 1871 (Joseph, Joseph, 
Samuel, Samuel, etc.), married Lucy M. R. Neal April 28, 1904. 
She was born November i, 1872, daughter of James H. John 
Neal of Moultonborough, N. H. (see note). Their child: 
William Joseph b. Aug. 3, 1905. 

William Howard Neal deals and raises fancy blooded stock; 
has taken first premiums on stock from coast to coast, and is a 
member of the New England Breeders' Association. 

Note — Joshua Neell married Abigal Haines March 23, 1720- 
21, at Greenland, N. H., ancestors of Lucy Neal, 
His Mark 

Joshua Moall. 

Olive, daughter of Joshua and Abigal (Haines) Neal was born 
December 15, 1721, at Stratham, N. H. (Stratham Records). 

Walter NeaH married Hannah of Greenland, N. H., 

and died in Tuftonborough, N. H. A son, Joshua Neal, born 
June 23, 1756, died November 4, 1840; married Mary Tarlton 
of Newcastle, N. H., on June 16, 1776. She was born August 
12, 1756; died December 10, 1825. She was a daughter of 
Richard Tarlton and Mary Cotton. Mary Cotton's family 
lived on Cape Ann. 

Joshua Neal served in the Revolution for the defense of Pis- 
cataqua Harbor. There were six children; among them was 
John Neal, born October 13, 1793: died September 23, 1855; 
he married Nabbie Hersey, daughter of Jonathan Hersey of 
Wolfeboro, N. H., decendant of William Hersey of Hingham, 
Mass., in 1635. She was born September 28, 1789 and died 
May 9, 1872. Their child: 

jAMEsH.NEALb. Jan. 29, 1835 ;d. Nov. 12, 1906; m. Adeliza 
J. Copp, b. April 4, 1835; d. Nov. 19, 1813. Their chil- 
dren: John Neal b. March 6, 1863; F. William b. Feb. 11, 
1865; J. Newton b. March 9, 1866; Lucy M. R. b. Nov. i, 
1872; m. William Howard Neal (Joseph, Joseph, Samuel, 
Samuel, Walter, etc.). 

Bertha Neal, born July 8, 1873 (William, Joseph, Joseph, 
Samuel, Samuel, Walter, etc.), married Deacon Charles H. 
Eaton, of Meredith, N. H., October 27, 1902. 

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Lydia A. Neal (Joseph, Joseph, Samuel, Samuel, Walter, etc.), 
born April 15, 1832, and died June 21, 1895. She married, 
June 14, 1853, Oilman Whitaker, born June 30, 1827, died June 
18,1914. Their child: 

Jennie Lydia Whitaker b. Feb. 29, 1856; d. October 14, 


Smith Lock Neal (Joseph, Joseph, Samuel, Samuel, Walter), 
born August 2, 1840, died May 6, 1886. He married EHza 
Heath, born July 17, 1841, died May 6, 1886. (Smith Lock 
Neal was named for his grandmother, her maiden name being 
Hannah Lock, and she married Jeremiah Smith, hence Smith 
Lock Neal.) (This is as my father told me.) Their children: 

Alice E. b. June 29, 1862. 

Oeorge Elmer b. July 20, 1864. 

Charles Everett b. July 25, 1866. 

Franklin Pierce b. May 16, 1870. 

Baby Clarence b. May 19, 1873; d. July 20, 1873. 

Joseph Warren b. Aug. 8, 1874. 

Alice E. Neal, born June 29, 1862 (Smith Lock, Joseph, 
Joseph, Samuel, Samuel, Walter, etc.), married Frank W. Swain, 
June II, 1898. They live in Laconia, N. H. 

Oeorge Elmer Neal, born July 20, 1864 (Smith Lock, Joseph, 
Joseph, Samuel, Samuel, Walter, etc.), married Martha D, 
Moore, June 3, 1890. She was born September 9, 1867. They 
live in Center Harbor, N. H. He is a prosperous blacksmith. 

Charles Everett Neal, born July 25, 1866 (Smith Lock, Joseph, 
Joseph, Samuel, Samuel, Walter, etc.), lives in Laconia, N. H. 

Franklin Pierce Neal, born May 16, 1870 (Smith Lock, Joseph, 
Joseph, Samuel, Samuel, Walter, etc.), married May 27, 1893, 
Nellie M. Davis, born December 31, 1871, died May 12, 1908. 
Their children: 

Herbert Frank b. July 27, 1894. 
Clarence Ermah b. Sept. 24, 1898. 
Ralph Davis b. Oct. i, 1900. 

Lives in Laconia, N. H. 

Joseph Warren Neal, born August 8, 1874 (Smith Lock, Joseph, 
Joseph, Samuel, Samuel, Walter, etc.), married, December 24, 
1898, Laura Bessie Rice; she died October 10, 1900; he married, 
second, January 14, 1903, Julia Elisabeth Barlow, born March 
11,1883. Their children: 


Arthur Mortimer b. Oct. 14, 1903. 
Louise Rae b. July 6, 1907. 
Elsie May b. Oct. 20, 1909. 
Hazel Dell b. Feb. 10, 1912. 

Live near Laconia, N. H. 

NEAL 105 

[From Rambles about Portsmouth, N._H.] 

Through how many rolling ages 
Have thy waters, broad and free, 
In their grandeur and still beauty 
Swept their current to the sea? 
Thou hast seen the tangled wildwood, 
Where the lonely wigwam rose; 
Thou hast echoed the wild war-whoop 
When the red men met as foes. 

When the pine and oak and maple 
Over them their shadows threw, 
Then was heard the rippling eddies 
Of the glancing birch carroe; 
When the wild beasts, unmolested, 
With the birds of air roamed free, 
And the beaver built his dwelling 
Where the mason's art we see. 

Say, what didst thou see, O river, 

In the centuries gone by? 

Saw you the same tangled forest 

All along your borders lie? 

Did no fair and spreading city 

Rise up in that distant day. 

With a race whose wealth and honors 

From the earth have passed away? 

Away in the distant future 
Thou still on thy course wilt flow. 
When we to our rest are gathered, 
And these busy homes laid low: 
Through the wrecks of time and changes 
Thou unfettered still wilt flow 
Through the ages of the future, 
As the centuries come and go. 













NEAL 107 


By Mary E. (Neal) Hanaford 

When the skies are soft, and south winds blow 
O'er thy pure bosom, so sweet and low, 
Scarce stirring the quivering wavelet's rest, 
On the light sleep of the waters' breast; 
And the morning shadows come to bathe 
Their airy forms in thy bright, cool wave, 
I love to ramble, from care set free, 
Winnesquam, my own fair lake, by thee. 

But lovelier still, when the full moon steals 
From her ocean bed, o'er Belknap's hills, 
Tinging the shades with a softer light 
That clusters around each breezy height. 
Till the lake beneath, like a polished glass. 
Mirrors the shadows that o'er it pass; 
While softly steals o'er meadow and hill 
The plaintive chant of the whippoorwill. 

Then when the fisher, with rustic oar, 

Is pushing his light skiff off the shore. 

Or dropping his net along the side 

Of some green bank where the minnows glide; 

Or when some weary rambler from o'er the lea 

Has carelessly come to muse on thee. 

To stray over valley and forest glen. 

Thou art not lonely, Winnesquam, then. 

Often I think, as I fondly gaze 

On thee, sweet lake, of my childhood's days; 

When in frolic sport I chased the bee 

From off the rose by the maple trees; 

Or on the emerald turf reclined, 

A wreath* of the moss and arbutus twined; 

And wish, as along this lovely lake I roam, 

That my life were gay as then. 



NEAL 109 

Smith Neal was born February 16, 1806, and died December 
15, 1887 (Joseph, Samuel, Samuel, Walter, etc.). He married 
December 2, 1852, Sarah Elisabeth Smith (Nicholas, Deacon 
Nicholas, Robert, Nicholas, Nicholas, Nicholas) (see Smiths), 
born August 27, 1824, in New Hampton, N. H. Smith Neal 
was born in Meredith, N. H., but they moved to Sanbornton, 
N. H., in 1855. He was a prosperous farmer, noted for keeping 
fine oxen. Buried at Meredith, N. H. Their child: 

Mary Elisabeth Neal b. Oct. 2, 1853; m. Jan. i, 1890, 
John Parker Hanaford of Chadwick, 111. (see Hanafords). 
She has been much interested in club work for some years 
and is a member of the Chicago Chapter, Daughters of 
American Revolution; the Chicago Chapter, Colony of 
New England Women ; the National Geographical Society 
of Washington, D. C, and the New England Genealogical 
Historical Society of Boston, Mass. Thev live in Rock- 
ford, 111. 

Irene Neal was born September 26, 1813, and died June 20, 
1902. She married Charles Smith and lived in Meredith, N. H., 
and is there buried. 


History states the name of Haley is derived from hay and lea, or a hay-field. 

Fairbairn, on crests, states the crest of the Haleys of Shropshire, or Salop, 
Eng., one of the westernmost counties, bordering on Wales, where it is thought, 
this branch of Haleys came from. 

Coat of arms, or, on a cross azure, a cinquefoil between four marcles of the 
field. Crest, on a crescent argent, a cross patonce gules. 


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From J. W. Haley's Memoranda 
The Haley family were early settlers of Kittery and 
Biddeford, Me. 

Andrew Haley was extensively engaged in fisheries at the Isles 
of Shoals, and for him was named "Haley's Island." He was a 
man of wealth and social standing and was know^n as "King of 
the Shoals." He lived in the part of Kittery known as Spruce 
Creek; tradition states he owned a tract of land one mile square, 
where he lived about 1684. He married Deborah, daughter of 
Gowan (Smith) Wilson, and they had six children, among them 
Andrew, Jr., born July 25, 1697; he married Elisabeth, daughter of 
Humphrey Scammon. July 15, 1697, they settled on the Haley 
homestead. They had seven children, among them Andrew, 3d, 
born January 22, 1700. He married Mary Briar of Kittery, Me., 
August 7, 1727; died in 1775. He received his father's home- 
stead. They had six children, among them Elisabeth Haley. 
She married Samuel Neal of Stratham, N. H., February 7, 1754. 


Arms, or, a saltire engr, sa, between two swans naiant in fess, in lochs undy 
ppr, a bordure vert. Crest, a swan, with wings addorsed, devouring a perch, 
ppr. Supporters, a tartar cavalry, soldier, in profile, habited, accoutred and 
holding in the exterior hand a musket all ppr, and on the sinister side a Matabele 
Zulu in profile, holding with the exterior hand three assagais, in bend, sinister, 
surmounted by a native shield, all ppr. 

Motto, Assiduitate non dessdia (By assiduity, not by sloth). 

Lineage, Richard Loch, of Edinburg, 1492, had as issue two sons, William 
and Edward. A descendant through the Johns and James, George, was 
James M. P. for St. Germains and the Northern Burghs, Governor of Forth, 
and Clyde Canals, born 1780. 


From The New England Historical Genealogical 

(From the Historical account of the Lock Family of England). 

William Lock (Lock, Lok, or Loke) had two sons: John, 
who died without children, in 1519, and Thomas, citizen and 
mercer of London, who died in 1507 ; his wife was Joanna Wilcock 
of Rothersam, York; she died in 1512, and was buried with her 
husband in Mercer chapel; they had one son. Sir William Lock, 
knight and alderman of London, who was born about i486, as 
he was admitted to the freedom of London; at the time of his 
apprenticeship in 1507, he succeeded to his father's business and 
estate and became an eminent tradesman and citizen. He re- 
ceived the royal appointment of mercer to King Henry VHI, with 
whom he was a favorite. 

In the twenty-fifth year of Henry VII Ls reign, William Lock 
undertook to go over to Dunkirk and pull down the Pope's bull, 
which had been posted up as a curse to the King and Kingdom; 
for this exploit the King granted him a freehold of 100 pounds 
per annum, dubbed him knight and made him one of the gentle- 
men of his privy chamber. 

The crest given by Burke to the Lock's probably symbolizes 
the upholding of the Protestant pulpit; the crest was "a hand 
holding up a cushion." There are records in existence showing 
material furnished by him to the royal household, including 
Queen Anne Boleyn and the princess, afterward Queen Elisabeth. 

Sir W^illiam Lock married four wives : Alice, in 1522 ; Catherine, 
daughter of William Cook of Salisbury, who had eleven children, 
and died in 1537; Eleanor, widow of Weaker Marsh, who died in 
1546, no children; and Elisabeth, widow of Robert Meredith, 
citizen and mercer of London, no children. Sir William Lock 
died, aged sixty-four years, August 24, 1550. Sir William Lock, by 
his first wife, the ninth child was Elisabeth, who married Richard 
Candeler; their daughter, Elisabeth, married Fernando Richard- 
son, who was called groom of the privy chamber to Queen Mary, 
about 1541. Sir William Lock, by second wife, Catherine Cook, 
had eleven children, the last child being John Lock. Sir William 


had a brother, Michael Lock, who in the fourth generation 
descended from him was John the Philosopher. 

John Lock (i 632-1 704), the Philosopher, son of John Lock, 
born August 29, 1632, at Wrington, Somerset, about ten miles 
from Bristol, had one brother, Thomas, born August 9, 1637. 
He was a celebrated writer, later studied medicine; he was a 
shareholder in a company to settle the Bahamas. 

John Lock (i 606-1 660) had two sons, Thomas and John (the 
Philosopher). He married Agnes Keene (1597), second wife. 
John Lock died February 13, 1660, leaving his property to John 
and Thomas who soon died, and John inherited it all. 


From Pioneers Massachusetts Bay Colony 
William Lock came to Watertown, Mass., in the Planter, 
May 22, 1634, when six years old, with his kinsman, Nickelson 
Davis, from London. William Lock was born December 13, 
1628. Mr. Davis settled at Woburn, Mass., and there brought 
up the orphan boy. William Lock bought land of Goodman 
Parsons in Boston, Mass., in 165 1. 

Middlesex Files state he bought land in Charlestown, Mass., 
and married, November 27, 1655, in Watertown, Mass., Mary, 
daughter of William and Margery Clark; she died July 18, 1715. 
William Clark of Watertown, 1631, freeman. May 22, 1639, 
by wife Margery had Mary, born December 10, 1640; Elisabeth, 
born November 26, 1642, and Lydia; then they moved to Woburn; 
there Hannah was born February 3, 1646. William Clark died 
March 15, 1682; his wife died October 11, 1694. Their daughter, 
Mary, married December 27, 1656, William Lock. The children 
of Deacon William Lock and Mary Clark: 

William b. Jan. 18, 1658. 

John b. Aug. i, 1661. 

Joseph b. March 8, 1663. 

Mary b. Oct. 16, 1666. 

Samuel b. Oct. 14, 1669. 

Ebenezer b. Jan. 8, 1673. 

James b. Nov. 14, 1677. 

Elisabeth b. Jan. 4, 1680; m. Samuel Neal of Greenland, 

February 28, 1710-11. 
William b. June 28, 1684; d. June 16, 1720. 

LOCKE 119 

Rye was formerly called New Castle, near Sandy Beach. 
Among parties that signed a petition were William, Elisha, 
James, Joseph, John, William, Jr., and Richard Lock. 

Ebenezer, born January 8, 1673 (Dea. William of Woburn, 
Mass.), married October 18, 1697, Susanna, daughter of Israel 
Walker; they had Ebenezer, born April 28, 1699; his wife died, 
and he married Hannah, daughter of David Mead. They had 
Samuel, Josiah, Joshua, Nathan, and Hannah, born April 11, 1716. 
Ebenezer was wounded on the battlefield, and left while his 
father, Dea. William, marched on with the troops. Jonathan, 
his son, served on the sea. 

Benjamin, born in 1765, was a soldier and settled in Deering, 
N. H. 

Ebenezer Lock, born in 1734, a Revolutionary soldier, is buried 
at East Deering, N. H., also his three sons. He was the first 
American to fire upon the Brifish. He was born in Woburn, 
Mass., which has been the home of an unbroken line of Locks 
since 1650. He was the seventh child of and only surviving 
son of Ebenezer and Elisabeth Lock, a grandson of Dea. William, 
and great-grandson of William, the orphan boy who came over 
in 1634. He was a cousin of John Lock, the Philosopher. 

The Granite Monthly, No. 13, 1890, states that Ebenezer mar- 
ried Lucy Wood at Woburn, Mass., February 22, 1759. 

From Savage 

Thomas Lock was born in London, Eng., and married Christian 
French, July 26, 1634. They had a son, Capt. John Lock 
(Thomas), born in London September 16, 1627, who came to 
America, and married in 1652 Elisabeth Berry, daughter of 
William Berry of Portsmouth, N. H. He was killed by the 
Indians at Rye August 26, 1696. Their children, according to 
Savage, were eleven. 

Wilham (Capt. John Thomas) of Portsmouth, N. H., ninth 
son of Dea. John Lock of Hampton, N. H., married, November 
23, 1699, Hannah Knowles. They settled in Rye. Their chil- 

Jonathan b. March. 15, 1702. 



Hannah d. young. 


Patience b. 1710. . ' 




Eliphalet d. young. 

Jemina b. Jan. 20, 1721. 

Hannah b. 1724; m. Jeremiah Smith, 1754. 

Another date, "Hannah y^ dau of W"" & EHsabeth Lock, b 
y« i8th Feb^, 1737-8." 

History gives an incident of Capt. John Lock, who was one 
of four brothers that came from England in 1639. He was son 
of Thomas Lock and Christian French, born in London Septem- 
ber 16, 1627; came to America; married Elisabeth Berry, daugh- 
ter of William Berry of Portsmouth, N. H., was killed by the 
Indians August 26, 1696. He located, first, at Dover where he 
had a right of land in 1 640. lie was also in Portsmouth, where 
he framed the first meeting house built there. He afterward 
settled upon Fort Point in Newcastle; later moved to "Locks 
Neck" in Rye, where he was killed by Indians while reaping 
n his field. Although in the seventieth year of his age at this 
time, he made a gallant fight, as by his side lay a broken sickle 
(now in the Historical Rooms at Concord, N. H.) and part of 
an Indian's nose, which had been clipped from his savage assail- 
ant. It is said a few years later one of Captain Lock's sons was 
out gunning along tlie beach between Portsmouth and Rye, and 
met an Indian who had lost part of his nose. Young Lock 
inquired how he lost it. The Indian replied, "Ole Lock, cut of 
at Rye." Instantly young Lock raised his gun and killed him, 
thus avenging his father's death. 

Among residents of Rye (Newcastle) in 1721 was Edward 
William, Samuel, James, Frances, Jethro, John, Jr., Joseph. 


John Lock of Hampton, N. H., came from Yorkshire, Eng., 
in 1638-44, and settled at Dover, N. H., where he owned a right 
of land. He married, about 1652, Elisabeth, daughter of William 
Berry, who was probably the first settler in Hampton, N. H. 

Jonathan Lock, son of John and Elisabeth (Berry) Lock of Rye, 
N. H., was born March 15, 1702, and died January 2, 1774. 
He married, March 2, 1727, Sarah Haines of Greenland, N. H. 

LOCKE 121 

They had twelve children: Sarah, Patience, Jonathan, Mary, 
David, Abigal, William, Margaret, Abner, Sarah, Hannah and 

John Lock, son of John Lock of Hampton, N. H., was born 
April 17, 1677, and died January 22, 1768. He married, Novem- 
ber 23, 1699, Hannah Knowles of Hampton, N. H. They had 
eleven children: Jonathan, William, Abigal, Hannah, Patience, 
Sarah, Elizah, Elisha, Eliphalet, Jemina and Hannah. 



Coat of arms, sable a chevron between three griffins sergeant, or, on a chief 
of the last, three fleur-de-lys, gules. Crest, a talbot per pale, or and sable, in 
the mouth a rose ppr leaved vert. 

Among the most useful men in the colonies, were the Smiths. They made, 
by hand, all the nails used in the construction of buildings, and nearly every 
implement of iron used in the rude life of the pioneers. 

A century previous the country people of England were Smiths by occupa- 
tion, and took the name for a patronymic. 


The first Smith is Robert Smith, Esq., mayor of Exeter, 
Eng., in 1469, who entertained King Edward IV, to whom he 
delivered the keys to the city gates, and maces which he 
returned to him. 

The link between Robert Smith, the mayor, and William 
Smith, the mayor in 1533, is vacant, and so the name Smith as 
far as known came down to now. Hunting Smiths is a problem ; 
the history of the name and race of Smiths has yet to be written, 
although several families have partially traced them. So far 
the Smiths represent a type, that without them England would 
have been sparsely populated. Longfellow sings, "The Smith 
a mighty man is he" ; this was true physically as well as socially, 
when a Smith sat on the right side of the King. 

The old family motto of the Smiths of Exeter, was Semper 
fidelis, the motto of the city of Exeter (I) . The arms were proba- 
bly granted by Edward IV to Robert Smith, at the time he 
presented the sword as some personal acknowledgment of the 
good entertainment he (the King) had received, the consideration, 
the sum of 100 nobles presented to him, the arms, as used, are to 
be found painted on the south wall of Exeter Cathedral under one 
of the aisle windows; they are also found in the Middle Temple 
Hall, where they were placed on behalf of Nicholas Smith, the 
Accountant General to the Court of Chancery in Lord Eldon's 

The Smith coat of arms, which has been used by several 
branches of the Smith family, with slight variations, is evidence 
that the grant was Sir George of Exeter, and the arms were used 
by his son, Sir Nicholas of Larkbear. It is stated that the grey- 
hound crest, given to Sir Nicholas Smith in the Visitation of 
Devon, in 1619, is that of his mother. Miss Walker of Exeter, Eng., 
who was an heiress. Perhaps much of this is tradition, yet we 
find it in history. 

From English Research 
In London Directory there were said to be over fifteen hundred 
Smiths. Among this prolific race there are those that have 
occupied the Church, the Bar, the Bench, the Army, the Navy, 


Law, Physic, Science, etc. The ancient history of the Smiths is 
yet to be written; but they inherit some of England's best blood. 
In 1588 history states there was a Smith who distinguished him- 
self against the Spanish Armada. 

The Register of St. Peter's Church, Sudbury Co., Suffolk, Eng., 
states Robert Smith and Marye Waterbury were married the 
ninth daye of August Anno dom 1599." 

January i, 1599 (1600), Robert Smith was one of the god- 
fathers to baptism of Wilfry Tayer, in the Parish of Thornbury, 
in western part of Gloucestershire, a short distance from the river 
Severn. It is eleven miles north of Bristol, Eng. This Register 
is from 1538 to 1684. Several from this parish came to Braintree, 
Mass., and settled there from 1639 to 1668. 

A Robert Smith, Esq., was a foremost citizen and draper of 
London, who died March 23, 1609, having had issue of eleven sons 
and six daughters. Robert, his son, was the father of the first 
Baronet of Upton. 

There are the Smiths of Worcestershire. A Robert Smith was 
buried at Christ Church. Their arms, "a chevron between 
three grifhns, on a chief of the laft, three fleur-de-lis gules." 

John Smith of Stratford-on-Avon, Warwick, ironmongers, 
April 12, 1612, willed to his son, Robert, his tenement on Bridge 
Street, occupied by Richard Hatheway, the baker. 

John Smith had a son, Robert, 1611-1706; wife Susanna, 1680. 

Robert Smith of Hampton, N. H., 1657, took oath of allegiance, 
December 1678. He was born in 161 1, and died in 1706. 

In John Smith's will of Southwold, Suffolk, Gentleman, Novem- 
ber 4, 1650, proved February 8, 1651, he bequeathes to son, 
Robert Smith, among others. 

Hester Burnell of the Spittle Midd, widow, March 14, 1663, 
with codicil dated May 17, 1664, wills to brother, Robert Smith, 
and his wife four pounds each, among other bequests. 

From English Archives, Essex File 
In will of Elcebeth Combers of Borndwood (Brentwood), 
dated August 19, 1633, "I will my body be decentlie buryed at 
the discretion of myne executrix, which I have mad choyvhe of 
Edward Bretton, and for my goods, I equally denid it to my 
tooe children, Robert Smith, and Ellcbeth Smith." Proved Oct. 
8, 1634. 


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The first Smith in Boston, Mass., 1638, was Robert Smith; his 
children were John, Joseph (Nicholas), Jonathan, Miraba. 

Savage claims Robert Smith of Exeter was one of the formers of 
Compact of 1639, with Wheelwright. 

In will of Hopestile Tilden, Port of Sandwich, Col. Kent, 
dated November 19, 1661, gives to grandchildren, Robert and 
John Smith, "sons of my late dau Sarah deceased." Robert 
had three fourths and John one fourth, of certain goods and 
real estate, in Sandwich in the "Isle of Thanet." She made 
Robert and John, executors of will. 

In brick church, 1 722-1 775, among persons connected was 
Robert Smith, baptised October 10, 1731. 

In the division of land of early settlers of Exeter, N. H., 
between 1639 and 1643, the division was on the river between 
Hiltons (Newmarket) and Rocky Point, which is about south 
of Exeter Village, N. H. Robert Smith got three shares of land, 
which was six acres, thirty poles. The land was allotted in this 
way: a man with a wife and child got three shares; a single man 
got less, as an allotment for army service; this land was on the 
river road eastward. 

Among Hampton, N. H., tax payers in 1709 the paper, "The 
Province Ratte," 1709, states Robert Smith "pd tax, 0-11-6 

Nicholas Smith, father of Robert of Exeter, N. H., was in the 
French and Indian War June 23, 1710. 

Wheelwrights Combination was at Exeter, N. H., in 1639. 
"It seems from history they came from Willoughby, the birthplace 
of Capt. John Smith, of the Lincolnshire line. 

When the town came under Massachusetts government, Sep- 
tember 7, 1643, Robert Smith was appointed one of the magis- 
trates to end small business at Exeter, N. H,; later moved to 
Hampton. He took the oath of allegiance, with many others, 
at Hampton, N. H. He was one of the early planters of New 

One Robert Smith signed the Combination with his mark, 
June 4, 1639, for a regular government. 

A Robert Smith came to New England in boat Virginia, 
February 16, 1623, and landed at Elisabeth Cittie. 

Robert Smith, age 22 years, born in 1601, came over on the 
Providence boat in 1623. 


Robert Smith took oath of allegiance, April 17, 1644, at 
Hampton, N. H.; took oath as freeman October 10, 1648. 

Among first settlers of Bay of Agawam (Ipswich), 1648, was 
Robert Smith. 

One Robert Smith settled in Exeter, N. H., 1654, and bought 
land of Indian Sachem. He came to Exeter from Boston, Mass.; 
took oath of freeman at Exeter July 14, 1657. 

Robert Smith was a soldier in King Philip's War February to 
May, 1675-1676. 

In Hampton, N. H., was a stone, which is now gone, but the 
ground is enclosed. It was part of "Meeting House Green," 
the old burying ground. In it was a stone marking the grave of 
"Susanna, wife of Robert Smith, who was slain by y® thunder," 
June 12, 1680. 

Robert Smith of Hampton, N. H. (tailor by trade) settled 
there in 1657. He was born in 161 1, son of John Smith. He 
was signer of the Constitution at Exeter, N. H. 

From Gleanings in England 

Margery Smith of Southwold, Eng., widow, January 24, 1624, 
willed among others to "Nicholas, Elisabeth and Francis Smith, 
children of my son Nicholas. To my son Roberts children, 
Nicholas, Elisabeth, Robert, Thomas, Daniel. To my son 
Williams children, Nicholas, Anne Ellen, William, Thomas, 
Margaret, John, and Mary," certain articles. (These above all 
show the family name.) — From Ipswich Wills. 

Robert Smith was member of a church in Leyden, Eng., about 

Sarah Tilden was born in 161 9, and died in 1661. She married 
John Smith, and had two sons, Robert and John, who lived in 
Sandwich, Eng.; a wool draper. 

. Massachusetts Archives 

Robert Smith, wine cooper, came to Boston, Mass., in 1637, 
with wife and sister, Mary Smith. She married John Scarborough. 

Sudbury (Massachusetts) Records, incorporated 1639; Robert 
Smith was born May ii, 1654, son of John and Sarah Smith. 

Robert Smith of Ipswich, Mass., died in 1674. He had a 
daughter, Mary, born October 28, 1658. 

SMITH 129 

Robert Smith 

In September, 1755, the citizens contributed two hundred and 
seventy pounds to be divided among six volunteer troopers to go 
to Crown Point. The New Hampshire regiment was stationed 
at Fort Edward; after the battle at Lake George, under Capt. 
Jethro Pearson and Lieut. Nicholas Gilman, five volunteers, 
Nathaniel Thing, Eliphalet Giddings, Samuel Conner, Jr., 
Joseph Smith and Robert Smith, the sixth name unknown. 

Tradition, through Reuben P. Smith of Jefferson, Iowa, states 
that Dea. Christopher Smith of Hampton, N. H., was a lieuten- 
ant in the Revolution. He had a son, Benjamin, in service, and 
a younger son, later called "Shaving" John, who was very anx- 
ious to enlist the next day with the volunteers, but, lacking 
suitable breeches, as each one had to furnish their own clothes, 
he hesitated. However, his mother told him if he would go out 
and shear the black lamb she would make him some, and this 
he hastened to do. His mother carded the wool with some white 
that night and spun and wove it into cloth and made them up, 
and in the morning, he was ready to enlist with the regiment and 
fight for his country. He later settled on Beech Hill in New 
Hampton, N. H., where he raised his family and was a frugal, 
prosperous farmer, and left respected descendants. 




The early emigrants to New England were mostly artisans and 
had little learning. They possessed strong characters; the pen 
was an awkward instrument to many, but they were industrious, 
and helped conquer the wilderness. Among the most industri- 
ous were the Smiths, who made all the nails. 

Military Service 

In the Revolutionary Rolls, Vol. i, page 261, Robert Smith 
was first lieutenant; page 333, he was paid for two months' 
wages, in Capt. Joseph Parker's Company, July 18, 1776; page 
420, he served in Capt. Abijah Smith's Company, September 21, 
1776. Vol. 2, page 162, he was lieutenant, in service, 31 days; 
page 197, was adjutant, 65 days, in Colonel Nichol's staff; 
page 127, he entered as private July 5, 1777; was discharged 
July 12, 1777, in Colonel Stickney's Regiment; page 164, he 
entered as lieutenant, August 25, was discharged September 25, 

In New Hampton, N. H., August 6, 1784, Robert Smith, 
Capt. Elisha Smith, and Nicholas Smith signed a petition to be 
appointed justice of the peace. 

Nicholas Smith of Exeter, N. H., bought house and land 
September 8, 1658. 

Nicholas Smith, who settled in Exeter, N. H.; married Mary 
; he died June 22, 1673. Their children: 

Nathaniel b. June 9, 1660. 
Nicholas b. Sept. 3, 1661. 
Anne b. Feb. 8, 1663. 
Theopolis b. Feb. 14, 1667. 

Nicholas Smith (Nicholas) had a large family, among them a 
Nicholas.^ He settled in Brentwood, N. H., and had four sons, 
Nicholas, Robert, John, Edward. 

Robert Smith (Nicholas,^ Nicholas, ^ Nicholas^). This is the 
Robert Smith who moved to New Hampton, N. H.; he is buried 
on the Henry L. Smith farm, near Winona, N. H. (formerly called 
Fogg's Station). He married Abigal Cass, daughter of Joseph 
Cass. They went to New Hampton, in 1779, from Epping, N. H. 
(old Hook farm), near the Nottingham line. 

Robert Smith was in the Revolution, served as first lieutenant. 

SMITH 131 

First Generation at New Hampton, N. H. 
Robert Smith was born July 10, 1724, and died in 1815. He 
married Abigai Cass, born in 1724. Their children: 

Dea. Joseph b. March 19, 1760. 
Phoeba b. July 24, 1762. 
Dea. Nicholas b. July 9, 1764. 
Moses b. July 24, 1767. 

Dea. Joseph Smith married Elisabeth Marston. Their chil- 


Abigal m. Theodore Hart; they had four children. 


Nancy m. Whicher. 

Susan m. Meader; had two children, Joseph and Deborah. 



Phoeba m. Whicher; had children, Joseph, David and Daniel. 

Phoeba Smith, born in 1762, married William Pike of Mere- 
dith, N. H. 

Dea. Nicholas Smith (Robert, Nicholas, Nicholas, Nicholas) 
married Mary Marston of Meredith, N. H. Their children: 

Robert m. Sarah Merrill; had children, Harrison, Eliza, 

Dexter, Sarah. 
Dr. Jeremiah. 
Charlotte m. Joseph Smith; had children, Henry Lyman, 


Moses Smith (Robert, Nicholas, Nicholas, Nicholas) died 
September 24, 1848, aged 81 years. He married Susannah Mars- 
ton of Meredith, N. H.; died June 5, 1845, aged 78 years. Their 
children : 


Moses G. b. Feb. 1808; d. Dec. 4, 1826. 

Samuel; had children. Electa, Abel. 

Sarah m. a Mead. 






SMITH 133 

Phebe P. Smith, born March 7, 1799, was a daughter of Joseph 
Smith of New Hampton, N. H., and EHsabeth Marston; married 
David Whicher. After the death of Mr. Whicher, in 1835, she 
returned to New Hampton, N. H., with her children, and died 
there July 20, 1880. She was an aunt to Henry Lyman Smith 
of Winona, N. H. They had a daughter, Catherine, who married 
a Norris. She had a daughter, who married a Whicher; their 
daughter, Ellen, married a Bartlett of Center Harbor, N. H. 

Written by Henry Lyman Smith of Winona, N. H., June, 1915 

"These facts seem more like a fiction or a romance, than like 
anything real," — how three brothers married three sisters. 

Robert Smith and his wife, who was Abigal Cass, and their 
three sons came, in 1779, from Epping, N. H., to New Hampton, 
N. H., to that part'of the town which is now known as Winona, 
and commenced a home in the wilderness; here they withstood 
the rigors of the climate and the hardships and privations incident 
to reclaiming in a dense forest for their abode. In 1777, Reuben 
Marston and wife, who was Mary Batcheldor, a descendant of 
the Rev. Stephen Batcheldor, first minister of Hampton, N. H., 
with ten children, came from Hampton, N. H., and settled on 
what is now known as Marston Hill, in Meredith, a little below 
Meredith Center. One of their daughters, Betsy, married 
Joseph Smith, one of the Smith brothers, who was a soldier in 
the Revolutionary War. Another of their daughters married 
Nicholas, a brother of Joseph, and yet another daughter, Susan- 
nah, married the third brother, Moses Smith. In the meantime 
Robert Smith made of his tract of land, three farms, one for each 
son. Here they lived all of their lives within hailing distance, the 
three Smith brothers and the three Marston sisters, and shared 
together their joys and sorrows, their smiles and tears, hopes 
and fears. 

On the old homestead is a beautiful little cemetery and within 
repose all that is mortal of the three sisters and three brothers, 
surrounded by about forty of their descendents. 

The sixth generation from Reuben Marston are now living on 
the old homestead, likewise on the Smith homestead the sixth 
generation reside. The living descendants have placed, in the 
center of the cemetery, a marble stone, on which is inscribed 
names of the Smith family, commencing with the Robert Smith, 
and the names all back to 1638. 



This is no fiction, unique as it may seem. Oblivion hides 


1724 Robert 1816 
1724 Abigal 1816 

his wife abigal cass, dau. of joseph and phoeba 



1760 DEACON Joseph 1848 

1762 PHOEBA 1857 



1767 MOSES 1848 

(ill), SON OF NICHOLAS (ll), B SEPT 3-1661 , SON OF NICH- 


This was erected by Henry Lyman Smith of the sixth genera- 
tion from Robert Smith of New Hampton, N. H., on the old 
Robert Smith homestead, in the family burying ground. 


Robert Smith was born July 10, 1724, and died March 13, 1816. 
He married Abigal Cass, daughter of Joseph Cass and Phoeba 
Nason. They had a son, Dea. Joseph Smith, born March 10, 
1760; died November lo, 1848; married Elisabeth Marston, born 
June 3, 1763; died June 17, 1827. Their children: 

Abigal Smith b. April 28, 1783; d. April 15, 1857; m. a 

Polly b. Sept. 4, 1784; d. Jan. 26, 1842; m. a Pease; second 

a Boynton. 

SMITH 135 

Nancy b. Dec. 29, 1787; d. April 28, 1818; m. a Whicher, 
Susan b. Aug. 19, 1790; d. Sept. 28, 1830; m. a Meader, 
Elisabeth b. May 24, 1792; d. Aug. 8, 1809. 
Matilda b. Dec. 29, 1796; d, Jan. 20, 1873. 

Phoeba P., was born March 7, 1799, and died July 22, 1880; she 
married Joseph M. Whicher, born July 13, 1803. Their children: 

Joseph Whicher. 
David Whicher. 
Daniel Whicher. 

Joseph Marston Smith was born July 13, 1803 (Dea. Joseph, 
Robert, Nicholas, Nicholas, Nicholas, Robert of Boston) and 
died October 10, 1861. He married March 16, 1829, Charlotte 
Smith, daughter of Dea. Nicholas Smith and Mary Marston; 
born February ii, 1801 ; died February 9, 1870. Their children: 

RuFUS Smith b. Dec. 30, 1829; d. Feb. 15, 1841. 

Henry Lyman b. Oct. 23, 1835 (lives on the old homestead 
of Robert Smith, the emigrant) ; m. Mary Elisabeth Brown, 
March 30, 1868; she was born in Campton, N. H., March 
7, 1848, daughter of William D. Brown and Eliza Smith 
(Robert, Nicholas, Dea. Nicholas, Robert, Nicholas, 
Nicholas, Nicholas, Robert of Boston). (See Browns.) 
Their children were Charlotte Josephine b. July 30, 1870; 
d. Jan. 18, 1886. Joseph Henry, b. Dec. 31, 1872; d. 
Feb. II, 1873. Joseph William, b. July 27, 1875; m. 
Florence Hawkins Oct. i, 1902; their children were Ray- 
mond Joseph b. Nov. 18, 1905; d. May 18, 1908; Esther 
Florence b. Sept. 15, 1909. 

Robert Smith, brother of Nicholas (son of Nicholas, Robert), 
born in 1788, married Sarah Merrill (her mother a Marston), 
born in 1790; died February 24, 1866. Their children: 

Harrison Colby m. Sarah Ann Hawkins. 
Elisa b. 1817 ; d. Dec. 26, 1885 ; m. in 1842 WilHam D. Brown 
b. 1816; d. July 5, 1889; lived in Campton, N. H. 

Sarah Smith, daughter of Nicholas above, married Newell C. 
Ladd of Concord, N. H. They had ten children. 

Dexter Smith, born in 1819 and died February 5, 1847. He 
was a son of Nicholas above. 

Elisa Smith (Robert, Nicholas, Dea. Nicholas, Robert, Nich- 
olas, Nicholas, Nicholas, Robert of Boston) married William D. 
Brown. Their child : 

William Harrison Brown b. 1843; m. Sarah Jane Ames, b. 


Mary Elisabeth Brown married Henry Lyman Smith, 1875. 
(See Smiths.) 

Nellie Estella Brown was born July 6, 1859, and married John 
B. Adams of Laconia, N. H. 

Josephine Alima, born February 22, 1853, married Daniel 
Batcheldor Whicher. Their children: 

Phoeba Mabel m. Harry E. Flanders. 

Mary Elisa m. Joseph S. Gordon; live near Portland, Me.; 
had four children. 

MiNA Josephine m. Carl M. Meader; live in North Haver- 
hill, N. H. 


Milton Joseph \ ,• -77 ^ iv/r 

Algie Daniel | ^'^^ ^" Freeport, Me. 

The origin of surnames did not exist until after the Norman 
Conquest, in 1066. 

In the reign of Edward H (A. D. 1307) the surnames were 
assumed and settled upon by the common people; they only had 
one name in those days. Those names had a meaning, and were 
derived from places, objects, a town, a trade, as Smith, a trade. 


Prelude — In the manuscript of David Jeffries was found a drawing of the 
arms and crest, and below it, in his handwriting, was this inscription: "Mar- 
ston of Hemmedhemstead, in the County of Hertford, Anno 1639"; also the 
Blazon of the arms; ''Azure, a chevron embattled, or, between three lion's 
heads, erased, crowned, or. (Mantled) : Crest; a lion's head, erased, per chevron 
azure, and or, crowned, and langued, gules." 

The above engraving was found with Admiral John Marston of Philadelphia; 
also with Mr. Sanford K. Marston of Onarga, 111., having been brought from 
England a few years ago. 

Coat of arms— A blue shield, with a chevron of gold, embrasured as battle- 
ments, and situated between three golden, crowned lions' heads, broken off. 
Crest, a lion's head, same as the others, placed above the escutcheon, open 
mouth, and protruding red tongue. Mantled; embellished with scroll work, 
foliage and flowers on both sides of the escutcheon. 


This escutcheon was one of the most honorable, most magnificent and costly 
in the whole domain of English heraldry. Every one of its charges are charac- 
teristic of royalty, and wrought of gold. The lion is an emblem of Sover- 
eignty, and only those who are in some manner connected with the royal 
family are permitted to bear it for a charge on their shields; hence this family 
must have married with royal blood at some early date. The crowned lion's 
head broken off signified that a royal crowned head had fallen, — a royal line 
was broken by force of arms, referring to the overthrow and death of King 
Harold, at the battle of Hastings, October 14, 1066, by William the Conqueror, 
and his allies, of whom was a Marston, titled, and commanding an army corps. 
The chevron embattled also suggests war and battles. The blue shield reprer 
sents the British Kingdom, and the yellow golden charges point to the Prince of 
Orange, who had seized the throne. The mantle is of the most beautiful and 
elaborate scroll-work, surmounted by roses. Doubtless this part was added 
since the War of the Roses, when Henry VII of Lancaster married Elizabeth 
of York, daughter of Edward IV, in 1485, and thus united the two houses. 
We presume, on the sinister side, is the Rose gules, for Lancaster; on the dexter 
is Rose argent, for York. 

Note. — The right and left sides of a shield are the reverse of that of the be- 
holder. In heraldry the rose has no stalk. 


Marston is derived from mars. History states that " Marssie, " 
of the ninth century, had only a surname, which name was con- 
ferred on him by the King as a warrior. He was of noble descent: 
Commander of an army corps, he came over to England with 
William the Conqueror, in 1066, from Germany, and for his mili- 
tary service in the capture of England, he was granted large 
estates in Yorkshire Co., wherein is situated "Marstons Moor," 
made famous by the memorable battle between the RoyaHsts 
and Cromwell, July 2, 1644. These estates still remain in the 
possession of the aristocratic descendants of the Marstons. 
Yorkshire Co; borders on Scotland, hence some of these descend- 
ants married with the Scotch lassies. 

In the seventeenth century the Marstons held county con- 
ventions or visitations and entered their coat of arms and pedi- 
grees for record. John Marston (1575 to 1634), in the reign of 
King James, was a famous writer. 

William Marston^ of Slauston, in Leicestershire, had a son 
William 2 who died at the age of 36 years, in the reign of Queen 

William,? son of William of Slauston, had two sons, a William^, 
born about 1792. 

William of Hampton, N. H., was our first American ancestor, 
who left England in 1694, with three sons and one daughter. He 
was noted for his firm faith, and piety, with the object to serve 
God and do right. Most of the descendants inherit and live up 
to the example of their forefathers. 

William Marston, Sr., patriarch of the Hampton, N- H., 
branch, was born in England, Yorkshire Co., about 1592; came 
to Salem, Mass., in 1634 with his family, and two brothers, 
Robert and John. In 1636 he received a grant of land, from the 
General Court of Massachusetts. In 1638 he went to Winni- 
cumet, where, with fifty-five others, he settled on lands granted 
them by the court, and called the place Hampton, Norfolk Co., 
after the English home of a part of the settlers, and afterward it 
was incorporated by that name. He was a kind, benevolent, 
godly man, and a member of the Quakers or Friends church, 
and suffered persecution for his religious belief. He died in 


Hampton, N. H., June 30, 1672, aged 80 years. He had five 
children, among them was William, Jr., born in England in 1622. 

Capt. William Marston, Jr., second son of William, Sr., born 
in Yorkshire Co., England, came with his father to America in 
1634, thence to Hampton in 1638. He died there January 22, 
1703. aged 81 years. He married Rebecca Page October 15, 
1652, who was born in 1636. They had eight children ; the fourth 
child was Capt. Samuel Marston, born July 8, 1661, who was the 
only son that lived to any age. 

Capt. Samuel Marston, only living son of William, Jr., born 
1663-4, married Sarah Sanborn. She was born February 10, 
1666, and died April 17, 1758, They had eleven children: 
William, born in 1685, Samuel, Lucy, Stephen, Joseph, Reuben 
born September 24, 1696, Sarah, Hannah, Ruth, Mary, Obadiah. 

Reuben Marston=* (Capt. Samuel, William, Jr., Wilham, Sr.) 
was born at Hampton, N. H., and married Sarah Leavitt, about 
1717 and settled in Hampton, N. H., as a farmer and there died. 
Their children were, Sarah, Love, Reuben born October 22, 1722, 
Eliphatet, Mary, John, Mary. 

Reuben Marston, Jr. (Reuben, Sr., Samuel, William, Jr., Wil- 
liam, Sr.), was born in Hampton, and married Sarah Batcheldor 
March 28, 1745, of Hampton. In 1777 they moved to Meredith^ 
N. H. He was lieutenant in the second company of Second 
Regiment, New Hampshire Troops, in the French war. Sarah 
Batcheldor, who married Reuben Marston, Jr., was a daughter of 
Stephen,^ Stephen,^ Nathaniel,^ Rev. Stephen Batcheldor, who 
helped found Hampton in 1638. Their children: 

Reuben b. April 19, 1746. 

Sarah b. Oct. 14, 1747. 

Jane b. March, 1749. 

Stephen b. March i, 1751; d. same year. 

Abraham b. June 10, 1752; d. young. 

Mary b. Jan. 2, 1759 ; m. Dea. Nicholas Smith. (See Smiths.) 


Elisabeth b. 1763; m. Joseph Smith. (See Smiths.) 


Susan b. July 20, 1767; m. Moses Smith. (See Smiths.) 


'The Glory of Children are Their Fathers, — Proverbs 17:6' 


From Massachusetts Archives 
November i6, 1776, in a Petition of Massachusetts settlers, at 
Harrington, Nova Scotia, filed in Massachusetts, they asked the 
"Hon'^'^ Congrefs to see that they had part of the profits of the 
Schooner 'Hop,' which they had loaded with Fish & Liver Oyl, 
bound for Salem, or Newbray in the Probince of Massachusetts 
Bay, to be layed out in provifsions as they were very destitute, ^ 
and a long Winter Approaching, God only knows what will be- 
come of us"; Elisha Smith was one of the Petitioners. 

On the back of this Petition the House of Representatives 
voted to "return this settlement of Families to Mass to escape 
from British tyranny; as they had proved themselves Friends of 
the United States of America." 

Capt. Elisha Smith 

Capt. Elisha Smith of Exeter was a soldier, and was recorded 
in Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors, in Revolution, Vol. 14, 
page 390. 

Lieut. Elisha Smith from New Salem (Meredith), N. H., was 
in service September 9, 1814. — From Reminisences 1812 War. 

Capt. Elisha Smith married Sarah Huse. Their children: 

Elisha b. Aug. 16, 1777. 

Sally b. Oct. 17, 1778. 

Hezekiah b. Jan. 3, 1780; d. Feb. 16, 1817. 

Ebenezer b. Jan. 7, 1782. 

Anna b. Oct. 6, 1783. 

Huse b. Oct. 10, 1785. 

Molly b. Dec. 14, 1787. 

Betsy b. July 17, 1790. 

MosES^ b. May 4, 1792; d. Dec. 29, 1877. 

Lavina b. March 3, 1794. 

Moses Smith^ was born May 4, 1792 and married Hannah 
Cram, born May 4, 1790; died December 23, 1815. Their chil- 

Hrpn r 


Sally b. Oct. 2, 1816; d. July 30, 1898. 

Charles Brooks b. April 18, 1820; d. Feb. 5, 1847. 

Elisha b. Oct. 20, 1822; d. March 27, 1845. 


Levi Woodbury was born June ii, 1826; no date of death. 
The last letter received from him was dated Honduras, City of 
Truxillo. In this letter he stated that twenty-five men of his 
acquaintance were in the party and they were going back some 
1,500 miles to the gold mines, and that it would be some time 
before he could write home, and this is the last ever known of 
the party. 

Sally B. Smith (Moses, Capt. Elisha, Nicholas) was born Oc- 
tober 2, 1816, and married Samuel Cram, June i, 1844. Their 
children : 

Elisha Smith Cram b. March 9, 1846. 

Charles Henry b. April 9, 1849; d. July 29, 1863. 

LuciNDA Jane b. June 13, 1854; d. Nov. 10, 1883. 

Sarah Smith Cram died July 30, 1898. 

Samuel B. Cram died December 27, 1899. 

Elisha Smith Cram (Samuel B. Cram and Sally B. Smith) 
married Annie Batchelder August 15, 1868; she died September 
4, 1875. He married, second, Almena E. Avery, December 24, 
1878. They are living in Crossville, Tenn. Their adopted 
daughter, Mabel A. Cram, they took when she was thirteen 
months old and adopted her September 19, 1882. Her birth 
name was Mabel Page ; her mother's maiden name was Bronson. 

A List of Captain Elisha Smith's Family 
As it appears in Moses Smith's Bible, in the possession of 
Elisha S. Cram, formerly of New Hampton, N. H., now of 
Crossville, Tenn. 

My father, Elisha Smith, born January 2, 1755. 
My mother, Sarah Smith, born May 4, 1754. 
My mother-in-law, Lydia Smith, born March 3, 1766. 
My brother, Elisha Smith, born August 10, 1777. 
My sister, Sally Smith, born October 17, 1778. 
My brother, Hezekiah Smith, born January 3, 1780. 
My brother, Ebenezer Smith, born January 7, 1782. 
My sister, Anna Smith, born October 6, 1783. 
My brother, Huse Smith, born October 10, 1785. 
My sister, Molly Smith, born December 14, 1787. 
My sister, Betsy Smith, born July 17, 1790. 
My sister, Lavina Smith, born March 3, 1794. 

Moses Smith was born July 24, 1767 (Dea. Nicholas, Robert, 

SMITH 145 

Nicholas) and married Susan Marston, daughter of Reuben 
Marston and Sarah Batchelder, born 1759. Their children: 


Moses G. b. Feb., 1808; d. Dec. 4, 1826; m. Hannah Cram. 




Nancy Jane. 


Nicholas Smith 

Nicholas Smith married Sarah. Their children: 




Captain Elisha Smith was in the Revolution, and was a 
nephew of Robert Smith, the first settler of Smiths in New 
Hampton, N. H. 

Capt. Elisha Smith was born 1754 and died June 28, 1834. 
He married Sarah Huse; she died August 11, 1811, aged 58 years. 
He married, second, Mrs. Thyng of Gilford, N. H. 

Elisha Smith went to New Hampton, from Brentwood Corner, 
and settled at the foot of Beech Hill, in 1834. 

He saw service in the Revolution and was mustered May 16, 
1777- — Revolutionary Rolls, Vol. 2, page 628. 

Revolutionary Rolls, Vol. i, page 42, Elisha Smith was a pri- 
vate, 8 months, in Col. Jonathan Chase's Regiment. September, 
1777, he went to Saratoga, and was discharged October 24, 1777, 
135 miles from home. 

Vol. I, page 721, Elisha Smith was private in 3d Company; 
January i, 1780, was also in Peter Coffins' Company. 

He was a son of Capt. Elisha Smith and Sarah Huse. 

Ebenezer w^as born January 7, 1782 and died December 30, 
1846. He married Abiah Stevens, born October 4, 1792, died 
December 13, 1872, She was a daughter of Peter Stevens, born 
in Hamstead, England, April 6, 1748; his wife, Molly Pillsbury, 
was born in Newburyport, Mass., December i, 1753. Their 






Betsy b. Feb. 20, 1809; d. Aug. 11, 1865. 
Sally m. Daniel Veasy. 

Relief Rogers b. June 26, 1813; d. May 21, 1878; m. Noah 

Relief Rogers Smith (Ebenezer, Capt. Elisha, Nicholas) mar- 
ried Noah Woodman November 26, 1835. He was born March 
19, 1809 and died July 25, 1888. Their children : 

John H. Woodman b. March 30, 1837; d. young. 
Mary Abiah b. July 6, 1843; m. George C. Lawrence. 
Sarah Francis b. Jan. i, 1846; m. Noah Ward, Feb. 4, 1865. 
Clara Ann b. Dec. 5, 1853. 

Clara Ann Woodman (Relief R. Smith, Ebenezer, Capt. Elisha, 
Nicholas) married Albert Sumner Hawkins, a son of Benjamin 
Hawkins of Center Harbor, N. H., December 25, 1872. Their 
children : 

Elmer W. b. Sept. 16, 1874; d. Dec. 18, il 

Florence E. b. July 23, 1879; m. Joseph W. Smith (see 

Arthur W. b. Aug. 2, 1881; d. Dec. 23, 1901. 
Bessie M. b. Jan. 14, 1889; d. May 10, 1894. 

George F, Smith was born August 21, 18 14, and died Novem- 
ber 18, 1846. He married Ruth Woodman. 

Mary Smith was born June 22, 1821, and died April 17, 1853. 
She married Taylor. 

Ruth C. Smith (Ebenezer, Capt. Elisha, Nicholas) was born 
July 6, 1828, and married Richard Shephard, who was born De- 
cember 6, 1826, and died September 25, 1864. Their child: 

Ella Florence Shephard b. Jan. 14, i860. 

Simeon D. Smith (Ebenezer, Capt, Elisha, Nicholas) was born 
November 12, 1837, and died February 3, 1885. 


Elisha Smith married Harper. 

Huse Smith married Perkins. 

Moses Smith married Hannah Cram. 

Anne Smith married Geo. Rand of Lowell, Mass. 

Sarah (Sally) married Reuben Smith. They are buried below 

SMITH 147 

Meredith, N. H., about a mile beside the lake. They are the 
grandparents of Reuben Smith of Jefferson, Iowa. 

Mary Smith married Sawyer. 

Betsy (Elisabeth) Smith (Capt. Elisha, Nicholas) married a 
Johnson; second, Sanborn, of Sanbornton, N. H. (See Hill 

Lavina Smith (Capt. Elisha, Nicholas) married Nicholas Smith, 
son of Deacon Nicholas; buried in Plymouth Cemetery, Meredith, 
N. H., on the Lewis Cass Smith lot. 

Hezekiah Smith married Polly Sinclair. Their son Eben 
lived on the Weirs road ; buried on the old home place. 

Elisha Smith was buried at the head of Long Pond. 

Huse Smith buried in Vermont. 

John Huse buried probably at Woodstock, Vt. 

Anna Smith and Mary lived in Vermont . 

(Sheafe) Shephard 
Inscription in St. George at Tombland, in the city of Nor- 
wich, Norfolk: 


Here are buryed under this ston, 
Thomas Sheff and his wyff Marion; 
Somtym we warr, as ye now be, 
And as we arr, so be schall yee; 
Wherefore of your charitie, 
Pray for us to the Trinitie. 

Obiit (Marion) MCCCCLXXXXHI. 
Richard Sheef 
37 Hen 8 

William, Richard, Alexander and Thomas Sheafe, had money 
willed to them in small amounts. 

On Cranbrook Parish Register are names on tombstones, 
among them : 

1584, Dec. 20, Katherine Sheaffe, filia Richardi. 

1587) June 5, Thomas Sheaffe, filius Richardi. 

1591, Feb. 20, Anna Sheaffe, filia Richardi, also Mary, William, 
Richard, Margaret, Elline, Harmon, sonne of Richarde. 

1649, Sept. 22, Richard Sheaffe, son of Richard Sheafife, 
husbandman, was born of Katherine Miller, his wife, 22d day 
of Sept., 1649. 


1581, Oct. 12, Richard Sheaff, excom plague. 

1625, Sepf 14, Richard Sheaffe Sen^ 

Sampson Sheafe, the son of Edmund, married Mehitable 
Sheafe, daughter of Jacob Sheafe, from which American an- 
cestors, the famiUes in Portsmouth, N. H., trace their descent. 
Mary Sheafe, of Portsmouth, the great-great-granddaughter 
of Edmund and Jacob, was the wife of Joseph Willard, president 
of Harvard University. 

It seems the Shephards were Puritans in the reign of James I, 
when the people were struggling for political and religious liberty, 
and they sailed for America, where "Savage" states they settled 
at Watertown, and later scattered to the north and to the 

They spent the early part of life in the Colony of Massachu- 
setts Bay, and there reared families. "A Brief History of the 
Shephard Family" by William Albert Shephard, contains the 
Coat of Arms and an interesting story of the life of George 
Albert Shephard, second son of John Shephard, born June 28, 
1792, at Hallowell, Maine. 

Among the Friends Records at Vassal borough, Maine, is 
Daniel Shephard and Avis, his wife. Among their issue is: 

Richard Shephard b. June 13, 1781. 

In the descendants of Robert Huckins is Melissa Huckins, 
daughter of Nathan ^ Huckins of New Hampton, born April 5, 
1808, and Sophia S. Kelly, daughter of Wyzeman, and Elisabeth 
E. (Hadley), who was born at Rumney, N. H. 

Mehssa, born July 8, 1840, married October 29, 1864, Richard 
Shephard, son of Richard and Elisabeth (Shephard) of Holder- 
ness, farmer, who was born at Holderness July 31, 1818, and 
died May i, 1869. She married, second, July 19, 1872, Samuel 
Shephard, brother of her deceased husband, of Ashland, farmer, 
born at Holderness September 30, 1815, died August 25, 1884. 
She married, third, John H. Baker of Dover. 

Tradition states that Richard Shephard landed at Portsmouth, 
N. H. He was born April 25, 1748, and died March 6, 1825. 
He married a Portsmouth woman. Later married Abigal 
Folsom, born August 6, 1760, who married first, Israel Oilman 
of Tamworth, N. H., and second, Richard Shephard of Holder- 

SMITH 149 

Abigal Folsom was daughter of Nathan ^; Jeremiah ^; John -; 
John ' Folsom. 

Richard Shephard married again Mrs. Nancy (Robinson) 
Marston, whose mother was Lavina Marston. 

A daughter Eleanor born September 6, 1772, married July 7, 
1791 (her cousin) John Shephard, born October 9, 1767. 

Their son Samuel Smith Shephard went as a ship carpenter, 
from New Bedford, Mass. He was taken sick on the voyage, 
and sent back in a boat to Baltimore, where he died and was 
buried by the Masons, without any relatives present. 

Richard Shephard, son of Samuel Smith Shephard and Lavina 
Marston (she was daughter of Josiah ''), was born December 6, 
1826, and died September 25, 1864. 

Richard ^ Shephard married Ruth Currier Smith, daughter 
of Ebenezer and Abiah (Stevens) Smith, born July 6, 1828. 
She is living with her daughter, Ella Shephard, in Exeter, N. H. 
(See Smiths.) 

Tradition states that one English Shephard married an Agnes 
Glass in England of a wealthy family. He was a British general. 
Probably the father of John Shephard. 



By H. H. Metcalf 
Lift up your heads, O mountains 
O silver lakes, shine bright ! 
Send forth your streams, O fountains 
In crystalline delight! 
Proclaim the beauty of our Granite Land, 
Decked by a thousand charms on every hand! 


At the time of Governor Winthrop's arrival in New England, 
the Mother Country was overpopulated ; many people finding it 
difficult to make a living. Labor troubles were frequetit, which 
caused a feeling to get to a place where there was more freedom, 
and many heard of the opportunity to rescue themselves, and to 
secure land in New England. Some emigrated to this country. 
The ship money tax levied in 1635-7, which many were unable 
to pay, caused them to "flee to a land beyond the sea. " 

From English Research, (Shows Family Names brought 


William Pynchon, in his will of Wrasbury, alias Wyrardis- 
bury. County Bucks, gentleman, dated October 4, 1662, wills 
to children of my son, Master Henry Smith, and to his son, 
Elisha, twenty pounds, and to each of other children in New 

Master Henry Smith married Anne Pynchon. 

Elisabeth Kent, of Sunning, Berks, in her will, dated September 
16, 1679, gave her cousin, Christopher Smith, of London, gold 
wyer drawer, five pounds. 

Early Settlers 

Henry Smith, with his sons, John, Henry, Daniel, Judith, and 
daughter Elisabeth, all came over to Hingham, Mass., in 1638, 
on the boat Diligent, from Norfolk, England; whence Henry 
Smith, his sons Henry and Daniel and daughter Elisabeth, moved 
to Rehoboth, about 1643. 

Lieut. John Smith, "called the cooper," son of John Smith, of 
Martha's Vineyard, married, February 26, 1667, Huldah Hussey, 
died 1708; they had eleven children. 

A Christopher Smith, born December 12, 1677, died August 
16, 1701. 

Elisha Smith, called Lieutenant, a farmer, born 1685, married 
Abigal, daughter of John Marston. 

John Smith was born 1695, and died 1739. He married Rebecca 
Marston; she died 1654. 


State Papers by Batchelder (Vol. 31) 
In will, 1909, of John Smith, of Hampton, N. H., he gives 
Elisha, John, Philip (wife Hulday), son Samuel, daughters 
Hulday, Abigal, and Mary, certain articles. 

John Smith, son of Henry Smith, of Martha's Vineyard, Mass., 
had a son John, who sold his interest in land there and moved to 
Hampton, N. H. A son, John Smith, had the title of Captain, 
this Capt. John had a son Benjamin Smith, who married, March 
23, 1727, Mary Hobbs. They lived in North Hampton, N. H., 
and had eight children, among them a son Christopher, who was 
born October ii, 1736, married Mary Page, and died December 
7, 1 8 14. History states that Christopher Smith followed the 
sea, and had a vessel chartered to fight the British ; he was taken 
prisoner, and went to Halifax, but was released. Christopher 
Smith had a sister who married a Moulton, who secured a grant 
of land, and called it Moultonborough, up in the state. Tradi- 
tion states that this Moulton tired of his wife, when she advanced 
in life, and he, having had smallpox early in life, took his wife to a 
place and exposed her to smallpox, he not being afraid of it. She 
took the disease, and died from it; he then married a younger 
woman. Tradition gives the item that Whittier's poem, "The 
New Wife and the Old," is said to be based on this incident of 

By John Greenleaf Whittier 

Dark the halls, and cold the feast, 

All is over, — all is done. 

Twain of yesterday are one! 

Autumn in the arms of May; 

"Yet," she sighs, "he loves me well, 

More than these calm lips will tell 

And I bless him though he be 

Hard and stern to all save me." 
. . Ha! — that start of horror— Why 

That wild stare and wilder cry. 

Full of terror, full of pain? 

Is there madness in her brain? 

Hark! that gasping, hoarse and low, 

"Spare me, — spare me — let me go!" 

Ah! the dead wife's voice she knows — • 

That cold hand, whose pressure froze. 

"Wake thee! wake thee!" Lo, his eyes 

Open with a dull surprise. 

SMITH 155 

" Nay, my dearest, why this fear? " 
"Hush!" she saith, "the dead is here. " 
And as o'er the past he thinketh, 
From his young wife's arms he shrinketh; 

He alone in prayerless pride • 

Meets the dark past at her side. ■ ' . 

Ah, the dead, the unforgot! 

From their solemn homes of thought, 

Or in love or sad rebuke. 

Back upon the living look. 

And the tenderest ones and weakest, 

Who their wrongs have borne the meekest. 

Lifting from those dark, still places. 

Sweet and sad-remembered faces 

O'er the guilty hearts behind 

An unwitting triumph find. 

Within the original Hmits of Providence, R. I., as first laid out, 
a short distance west of Scott's Pond, at head of Narragansett 
Bay, is where Deacon Christopher Smith and others, made a 
settlement and became Quakers, in connection with Richard 
Scott who came to New England with the Hutchinson party on 
the Griffin, in 1634. 

Richard Scott landed near Boston, Mass., then moved to 
Rhode Island. They joined this religious sect to be distinguished 
from the Baptists. 

Reuben Page Smith (Dea. Christopher, Benjamin, John, John, 
John, Henry, first settler) was of Gosport (Isle of Shoals), in 1735, 
but belonged in Hampton Falls. 

Rev. Origen Smith, and Reuben Page Smith, were the only men 
by name of Smith on the Islands since the Islands were discovered 
by Capt. John Smith, in 1614. 

This Reuben P. Smith married Sarah Huse, oldest daughter 
of Capt. Elisha Smith of New Hampton, N. H. He is buried 
about a mile below Meredith, on the Neck road, beside the lake 
on his old farm. 

A son, Christopher Smith (Reuben, Dea. Christopher, Ben- 
jamin, John, John, John, Henry), married a daughter of Stephen 
Giddings of Newburyport, Mass.; saw service in the Revolution, 
was a Sergeant, October 28, 1776, in Col. Jonathan Chase's 
Regiment of Militia; helped to reinforce the army at Ticonderoga, 
N. Y. (See Revolutionary Rolls, Vol. 4, page 108.) 


This Christopher Smith moved to Campton, N. H., in 1785, 
and was a cooper by trade. He followed the sea in early life. 

Christopher Smith had a sister, Sarah Smith, who married 
Isaac Leavitt, son of Dudley Leavitt, the astronomer, mathema- 
tician, and almanac maker. 

Christopher Smith was first lieutenant in 3d Company, in 3d 
Regiment of Militia, in the Colony of New Hampshire. (See 
Leavitts.) His son, Reuben Page Smith (Christopher, Reuben, 
Dea. Christopher, Benjamin, John, John, John, Henry) born 
September 2"], 1846, in Campton, N. H., married Martha Ermina 
Mitchell, born in Campton, N. H., July 26, 1849. He served 
in the war of the Rebellion. Their children: 

Lewis Smith b. Jan. 31 1869, in Campton, N. H.; m. Mrs. 

Catherine George, May 7, 1906. They live in Dubuque, 

Perley B. Smith b. Dec. 6, 1876, in Grant Township, Iowa; 

m. Edna May Enos, Oct. 4, 1906; live on the home place. 
Kate Ermina Smith b. March 12, 1892, is an able respected 

teacher in Iowa. 

John Smith, up over Beech Hill in New Hampton, N. H., called 
"Shaving John," was a brother of Reuben Smith, son of Dea. 
Christopher. "Shaving John," so called, married a Drake; 
they came from Hampton, N. H. The reason he was called 
"Shaving John, " to distinguish him from other John Smiths, was 
because he showed his frugality by measuring his stock of meat 
for the season; he put wood shavings in between the layers of 
pork, so that so much must last until Candlemas day, which 
showed his good sense in caring for his family, that their stock of 
meat should not become exhausted. How many of us of this 
generation look out as closely to provide for a rainy day? 

Reuben Smith's wife, Sally (Smith), was Capt. Elisha's oldest 
daughter. She was sister to Ebenezer (Mrs. Ruth Shephard's 
father), Moses Smith, and Lavina Smith (who married Nicholas 

Reuben Smith had a son John, who married a Badger. She 
had a daughter who married an Adams and lives in Plymouth, 
N. H. 



By John Greejileaf Whittier 
The shadows round the inland sea 
Are deepening into night; 
Slow up the slopes of Ossipee 
They chase the lessening light. 
Tired of the long day's blinding heat, 
I rest my languid eye, 
Winnepesaukee, where, cool and sweet, - 
Thy sunset waters lie. . .. -. 

So seemed it when yon Red Hills crown, 

Of old the Indian trod. 

And through the sunset air, looked down 

Upon the "Smile of God." 

To him of light and shade the laws 

No foreign sceptic taught: 

Their living and eternal cause 

His truer instinct sought. 


Captain Elisha Smith (Nicholas, Nicholas, Nicholas) was 
born May 2, 1755, and married Sarah Huse, who was born May, 
1754. Died August 14, 1811. 

Their son Hezekiah Smith married Polly Sinclair. He was 
born February 2, 1780. Their children: 

Mary M. b. Jan. 27, 1802. % 

Ebenezer H. b. April 7, 1804. 

Moses B. b. Dec. 27, 1805. 

Moody Huse b. Sept. 30, 1807; d. Dec. 19, 1888. 

Sally Huse b. Sept. i, 1809. 

Thomas M. b. April 11, 181 1. 

Nancy P. b. April 30, 1813. 

Lavina b. June 19, 1815. 

Eliza b. March 16, 1817. 

Moody Huse Smith (Hezekiah, Capt. Elisha, Nicholas, Nich- 
olas, Nicholas) married Caroline Warner, May 15, 1839. Their 
children : 

Augustus M. b. May 26, 1840; d. June i, 1900; m. Laurelia 

Clifton, Nov. 18, 1864. 
Charles B. b. June 15, 1842; d. July 28, 1909; m. Clara H. 

Burleigh, Nov. 22, 1880. 
William E. b. June 7, 1844. 
Francena C. b. April 17, 1846; m. J. Frank Smith, Nov. 6, 

Horace W. b. June 27, 1848; d. March 21, 1897. 
M. Elizabeth b. Nov. 3, 1851; m. Joseph Shephard, May 

30, 1883. 
Frank P. b. Nov. 16, 1852; d. March 6, 1911. 
Fred H. b. Feb. 9, 1856; m. Lindie C. Smith, Nov. 21, 1888. 
George H. b. April 7, 1857; m. Laura Cram, Dec. 7, 1886. 
Carrie E. b. Feb. i, 1861; m. Rolfe L. Smith, March i, 


Ebenezer Smith of Meredith, N. H., was born April 7, 1804, 
and died June 18, 1885. He married Sarah Cram, who was born 
October 27, 1814, and died November 21, 1873. Their children: 

Hanniel p. b. Oct. 18, 1839; d. March 23, 1913. 
Simeon P. b. May 2, 1841; d. Nov. 7, 1863. 
George Frank b. Nov. 9, 1845. 
Mary Ellen b. Aug. 14, 1847. 
Flora L. b. May 19, 1851. 


Sarah Luella b. Jan. 21, 1854; d. Feb. 15, 1864. 
Jessie T. b. May 14, 1857. 

George Frank Smith (Ebenezer) was born November 9, 1845, 
and married, April 26, 1876, Charlotte Porter Kent. Their 
children : 

Frank Percy b. March 10, 1877. . 
Marion K. b. June 30, 1878. 

Frank Percy Smith (George Frank, Ebenezer) was born in 
Meredith, N. H. He married, first, Bertha Pease; second, Vera 

Marion K. Smith (George Frank, Ebenezer) married Waldron 
W. Hodsdon. Their children: 

Marshall Sinclair Hodsdon b. Dec. 11, 1901. 
Charles Kent b. April 19, 1904. 
John Wisley b. Feb. 17, 1906. 
Emily Bracket b. Feb., 1908. 
Alice Robbins b. May 15, 1913. 


Crest, a horse, current, gu, in mouth of broken spear-head, sa. 



By Clarence H. Pearson 
On Winnesquam my light canoe 
Drifts idly half the June day through, 
The while I look with half-shut eyes 
To where the azure of the skies, 
Blends with the mountain 's deeper hue. 

Or gazing dreamily into 
. The waters clear and pure as dew, 
I watch the ripples fall and rise 
On Winnesquam. 

Green are the shores and fair to view. 
Content and peace the air imbue, 
A low-hung cloud of comfort lies 
Upon the waves, and worry dies. 
And haunting cares may not pursue 
On Winnesquam. 


November i6, 1776, in a petition of Massachusetts settlers at 
Barrington, Nova Scotia, filed in Massachusetts, Archives, 
1 776-1777, they asked the "Hon'''*^ Congrefs to see that they 
had part of the profits of the Schooner 'Hop,' which they had 
loaded with Fish, & Liver Oyl, bound for Salem, or Newbray in 
the Province of Mass Bay, to be layed out in provisions, as they 
were very destitute; and a long Winter approaching, God only 
knows what will become of us." Elisha Smith was one of the 
Petitioners. On the back of this petition the House of Repre- 
sentatives signed a vote to "return this settlement of families 
to Mass., to escape from the British tyranny, as they had proved 
themselves Friends of the United States of America." 

Captain Elisha Smith 
Captain Elisha Smith (Nicholas, Nicholas) was born January 
2) 1755. and died June 28, 1834. He married Sarah (Huse), 
born May 4, 1754, died August 14, 181 1. Their children: 

Elisha b. Aug. 16, 1777; m. Harper. 

Sarah Huse b. Oct. 17, 1778; d. Oct. 17, 1867; m. Reuben 
Smith, of Campton, N. H. 

Hezekiah b. Jan. 3, 1780; m. Polly Sinclair. 

Ebenezer b. Jan. 7, 1782; m. Abiah Stevens. 

Ann b. Oct. 6, 1783; m. Geo. Rand, of Lowell, Mass. 

Huse b. Oct. 10, 1785; m. Perkins. 

Molly b. Dec. 14, 1787; m. Sawyer. 

Betsy b. July 17, 1790; m. Deacon David Sanborn, San- 

Moses b. May 4, 1792; m. Hannah Cram. 

Lavina b. March 3, 1794; m. Nicholas Smith, New Hamp- 
ton, N. H 

John B. b. May 30, 1797; d. Oct. 31, 1798. 

Elisabeth Smith was born July 17, 1790 (Capt. Elisha, Nich- 
olas, Nicholas, Robert) and married, first, John Johnson, a store- 
keeper at (Meredith Bridge) Laconia, N. H., second, Deacon 
David Sanborn, of Sanbornton, N. H., and had eleven children, 
by this marriage. A daughter recorded: 

Elisabeth b. Aug. 4, 1822; m. Aaron Hill, Sept. 5, 1846. 
Their children were: Charles Kirk b. April 28, 1847; m. 


Ruth Hunkins and had two children: Adna Ernest b. Nov. 
i6, 1870; m. Ina Johnson b. Oct. 3, 1871; had one son, 
Harold b. Nov. 24, 1892; d. Nov. 15, 1914. Waldo Kirk 
(Charles Kirk) b. Dec. 18, 1868; m. Frances Pickett; she 
was b. Aug. 3, 1871, at Concord, N. H.; had one daughter, 
Eveline b. Sept. 28, 1906, at Laconia, N. H. 

George Sanborn Hill (Aaron and Elisabeth Hill) was born 
August 14, 1851, and died November 25, 1913. He married 
Emma Barrett, May, 1873. Their children: 

Lucius Everett b. May 6, 1874. 
Arthur Sherman b. Feb. 5, 1876. 
Clarence b. June, 1878. 
Orbut b. Feb. 5, 1880. 

• Frank David (Aaron and Elisabeth Hill) was born February 
21, 1853, and married Mary Jane Dalton, January i, 1879. She 
died in 1914. He married, second, Adelaid M. Young, (see 
Barnes and Codman) who was born i860. 

Sarah Elisabeth (Aaron Hill and Elisabeth Hill) was born 
October 9, 1855, and married January, 1875, George Gladding, 
of Washington, Vt.; he died March 29, 1915. 

Fred Aaron (Aaron and Elisabeth Hill) was born December 
II, i860, and died August 31, 1908. He married, October 15, 
1886, Mattie A. Hackett, who was born in 1871, in Vergen, Vt. 
One son: 

Forrest Hill b. May 16, 1892, at East Tilton, N. H. 

Mary Angle (Aaron and Elisabeth Hill) had two children. 

Frank David Hill lives on the "Boulevard," near Mohawk 
Point, in East Tilton, N. H. He is an experienced Mason, by 
trade, as well as fraternally, is a much respected citizen and 

Tradition states that the name of Hill was "Hemphill," mean- 
ing raising hemp on the hills. 


Elisha Smith, son of Capt. Elisha, is buried at the head of 
Long Pond. 

Reuben and Sarah (Huse) Smith are buried in Meredith, beside 
the Lake. 

Hezekiah, who married Polly Sinclair, is buried beside Lake 

HILL 165 

Ebenezer, who married Abiah Stevens, is buried in New Hamp- 
ton, N. H. 

Ann, who married Geo. Rand, is buried in Lowell, Mass., I 

Huse is buried in Vermont. 

Molly, who married a Sawyer, is buried in Woodstock, Vt. 

Elisabeth, who first, married Johnson, second, Dea. Sanborn, 
is buried at Sanbornton Bays churchyard, Sanbornton, N. H. 

Moses, who married Hannah Cram, is buried under Beech Hill, 
New Hampton, N. H. 

Lavina, who married Nicholas Smith, is buried at Plymouth 
Cemetery, Meredith, N. H. 

John Smith was born in Vermont. 


Joseph Barnes, son of Thomas, was baptized in 1655, in Con- 

"Joseph Barns of London in Great Brittain and Mary Knight 
of Kittery w"" marry"* 29 Dec"" 1726 in Portsmouth, N. H." 

Joseph Barnes of Stafford Town, England, married Barbara 

Joseph Barnes of Maine was mustered in 1722 in the Indian 

Elisha Barnes, was a native of Massachusetts. He removed 
from Heniker, to Washington, N. H., about 1821. 

Darius Young Barnes was a son of Joseph Barnes of Merri- 
mack, N. H., born February 4, 1831; married Mary Melvina 
Codman. (See Codman, Buntin, Hill.) 

Adalaid Melvina Barnes, daughter of Darius Y. Barnes, and 
Melvina Mary (Codman), was born in Hillsborough, N. H. 
Darius Y. Barnes was born at Merrimack, N. H. They moved 
to Washington, N. H. in 1857, where they raised a family of 
five girls : 

Lydia Ella b. Dec. 7, 1853; rn. (i) Hiram Oilman, (2) 
Charles Wilkins of Minneapolis, Minn. 

Ada Irene b. April 26, 1858. 

Adalaid Melvina b. March 29, i860. She m. (i) Ben- 
jamin C. Young in 1876; lived in Washington, removed to 
East Tilton, N. H., in 1888, where he d. in 1906. She 
m. (2) Frank David Hill, March i, 1915. They live in 
East Tilton, N. H. (See Hills.) 

Mary Etta b. Feb. 26, 1862. 

Laura L. b. Oct. 7, 1871 ; d. young. 


Robert^ Codman, "seaman," Salem, 1637, received land in 
Salisbury in 1641. He removed to Hartford, Ct., about 1650; 
to Saybrook, 1654; Edgartown, where he died, 1678. His chil- 

Benjamin b. 1641, in Salem. 
James b. 1644. 
Joseph d. 1678. 

Stephen^, mariner in 1678, was a cordwainer, sea-captain. 
He married Elisabeth Randall. Their children: 

Stephen b. 1675. 

Elisabeth m. Joseph Clark. 



Benjamin b. 26 (28) 1693. 

John^ son Stephen^, John^ son John^ married Abigail Asbury 
at Haverhill, Mass. Hon. John^ son John^ married Margaret 
Russell. He was a merchant in Boston, Mass. 

Note. — I fail to find the link between the above and Peter Codman of 
Hillsborough but probably the ancestors of Peter. 

Peter Codman had a son Gardner Codman, born in Hills- 
borough, N. H., June 13, 1812, who married Irene Buntin of 
Deering, N. H. She was a sister of John Buntin, who was a tin 
pedler in Sanbornton, N. H., for many years (a man strictly 
honest). Gardner Codman, who married Irene Buntin, had a 
daughter Mary Melvina Codman, born November 20, 1835, 
who married Darius Y. Barnes. (See Barnes.) 

John Buntin was one of the Americans commited to "Old Mill 
Prison," in 1776, on the Brig Dalton, August 6, 1777. Second 
Lieutenant Buntin and four others were brought back. 

From English Research 

In will of Francis Archer, of Bocking, Essex, England, 
clothier, dated 25 Nov., 1578, wills to wife tenement occupied 
by John Buntinge. 

October 6, 1748, "Robert Buntin and son Andrew were taken 
at Suncook, by y^ Indians prisoners to Canada. " (See Codmans.) 



By Mrs. Harvey Jewett 
We're here tonight, dear friends, 
Our kindest wishes to extend. 
May life for you be happy, 
'Till your days on earth shall end. 

It means to all of us so much, 
In this home once more to meet, 
Where sorrow's hand has called us oft, 
In winter's cold, and summer's heat. 

But sorrow now has hid her face 
We're here with joys tonight. 
Two of our dearest friends to see, 
, And wish them a future bright. 

To us this home will be dearer. 
Its doors still be open wide. 
Our Grangers, be always welcome 
Lake Winnesquam's waters beside. 

I saw two summer currents. 
Flow smoothly to their meeting. 
And join their course, with silent force. 
In peace each other greeting. 

Calm was their course through banks of green, 
While dimpling eddies played between. 
Such be your gentle motion, 
'Till life's last pulse shall beat. 

Like summer's beams, and summer's stream, 
Float on, in joy, to meet 
A calmer sea, where storms shall cease, 
A purer sky, where all is peace. 


'The smith, a mighty man is he, 
With large and sinewy hands; 
And the muscles of his brawny arms 
Are strong as iron bands. 

His brow is wet with honest sweat, 
He earns whate'er he can. 
And looks the whole world in the face 
For he owes not any man. 

Thanks, thanks to thee, my worthy friend 
For the lesson thou hast taught. 
Thus at the flaming forge of life 
Our fortunes must be wrought ; 
Thus on its sounding anvil shaped 
Each burning deed and thought." 

— Longfellow. 



Nicholas Smith of Theddlethorpe in Lincolnshire, Eng., was 
a descendant of Thomas Smith, of Staffordshire, Eng. 

Nicholas Smith, aged i8 years, came over in Bona Nova, 
1 62 1. He was born in 1603. 

In the division of Exeter Uplands, Nicholas Smith was assigned 
60 acres, 30 poles, and his name was affixed to the Combination 
in 1643. 

Among early settlers of Old Norfolk were Essex Robert Smith, 
1654, and Nicholas, 1658, of Exeter, N. H. 

From the History of Exeter by C. H. Bell 

The boundary line between Hampton and Exeter was estab- 
lished after much bickering July 10, 1671, by Nicholas Smith, 
John Bean, John Young, and John Folsom, Sr.; if any refused 
to serve he was fined ten shillings; it seems there was quite a 
dispute regarding this territory. 

History states Exeter only contains less than a twentieth 
part of the land that the Indian Sagamores granted originally. 
Newmarket, South Newmarket, Epping, Brentwood, were taken 
from the orignal town and called parishes. 

The common lands were at the disposal of the inhabitants 
of Exeter — no equality at this early settlement of 1639 was 
granted, but history states later they gave to each inhabitant 
as much as the town saw fit to grant, which created much dis- 
satisfaction and finally they gave every man a farm. The main 
settlement was near the Squamscot Falls, on west side of the 

In 1698 Nicholas Smith was granted 20 acres not far from 
Pickpocket mill. 

Nicholas Smith 

In 1658 Nicholas Smith was one of the Selectmen of Exeter, 
N. H. 

In King William's War, when the Indians took up the hatchet 
with the French of Canada, and most of the attacks were on the 
border of Maine and New Hampshire, there was a massacre 


at Oyster River, July i8, 1794, which caused Exeter to furnish 
men to range the woods, among these men was Nicholas Smith, 
from January 9, to February 6, 1696. 

Nicholas Smith was in a scouting party, in 17 10, from Exeter, 
under Capt. Nicholas Gilman, with 91 men. 

From York, Me., Marriages, — ^Nicholas Smith and Hannah 
Hodsdon were married June 25, 1695. 

From New Hampshire Records, Vol. H. — November 2, 1696, 
on the payroll was Nicholas Smith ; he served from November 
4, 1695 to April 2, 1696 from Exeter and Oyster River. 

In a letter of Capt. Hills dated July 10, 1697, he states that 
Nicholas Smith was killed by the Indians. 

Nicholas Smith was born November 12, 1703. His wife 
Abigal had a grant of land of 80 acres. They had children, a 
son, Nicholas, born May 4, 1729. 

Huldah Smith, daughter of John Smith "the cooper" was 
born January 2, 1701. 

Born in Exeter, Benjamin, son of Nicholas and Mary Smith, 
February i, 1702. 

An interesting item of Old Kittery, Maine, across from Ports- 
mouth, N. H., states Nicholas (Smith) Gowen was nephew of 
Mayor Charles Frost of Eliott, about 22 years old; also states 
that his father was part of the time called Smith, because the 
name Gowen was Scotch for Smith, but when his generation 
had families of their own they were recorded in the family name 
of Gowen. It is also evidence that the signers of the Kittery 
Petition saw service against the French and Indians in the trouble- 
some years of 1 689-1 690. 

History states there were three Nicholases previous to Robert. 

Robert and Nicholas were sons of Nicholas. 

Capt. Elisha's father was Nicholas, and Robert his uncle. 

September 28, 1707, Nicholas Smith was wounded by the 
Indians, but escaped and lived. 

Daniel Smith, Jr., married Polly Pickering February 14, 1791. 

From Revolutionary Rolls, Vol. i. — Nicholas Smith went to 
New York and was mustered by Nicholas Gilman. 

Revolutionary Rolls, pp. 451 and 532. — Nicholas Smith was 
enlisted 2 months, 1 1 days, as a private in Capt. Daniel Gordon's 
Company, March 15, 1777. 

Revolutionary Rolls, Vol. 4, pp. 21 and 435. — Nicholas Smith 

SMITH 173 

of Brentwood, was engaged in September 23, discharged Novem- 
ber II, 1781, in Col. Reynold's Regiment, under Capt. Joshua 

Children of Nicholas Smith : 

Nathaniel b. June 9, 1660. 

Nicholas b. Sept. 3, 1661; killed by the Indians, July 5, 

Anne b. Feb. 8, 1663. 
Theopolis b. Feb. 14, 1667. 

Nicholas was Selectman in Exeter in 1658, and died previous 
to date of will of his son Nicholas which was February 13, 171 5. 
Children of Nicholas Smith (born September 3, 1661): 




Nicholas b. Nov. 12, 1703. 







In 1794, at Concord, N. H., Nicholas Smith signed a petition 
for the incorporation of the Baptist Society. 

Will of Nicholas Smith 

In the name of God amen, the 31st day of Dec 1753, I nicholas Smith of 
the Parrish of Brintwood, in the Privince of New England yeoman, being 
of sound mind and memory thanks be given unto God: but calling to mind 
the mortality of my body, and knowing that it is appointed for all men once 
to die, do make and ordain this my last will and testament, that is to say 
Principally and first of all, I give and reccomend my soul unto the hands of 
God that gave it; and my body I reccomend to the earth to be burried in 
decent christian burial at the discretion of my Extrx hereafter named nothing 
doubting but at the General Resurection I shall receive the same again by 
the mighty power of God. and as touching worldly estate wherewith it 
hath pleased God to bless me in this life I give dismiss and dispose of the 
same in the following maner and form. 

Imprimus — My will is that my just debts, legacies and funeral charges 
shall be paid by my Executrix out of that piece of land which I have lying 
on the northeasterly side of the highway near my dwelling house in Brint- 
wood, aforesaid, and that my Extrx shall sell so much of said land as shall 
be sufficient for that purpose and shall answer that end. 

Item, — I give and bequeathe to my beloved wife Susanah Smith, all the 


estate both real and personal, which she brought me, or had when I married 
her, and all my stock of Cretours and my household goods and other personal 
estate to be hers and at her disposal for ever; and the improvement of my 
dwelling house, barn and all my land, except what shall be sold to pay my 
debts, legacies and funeral charges as above said, so long as she shall remain 
my Widow. 

Item, — I give and bequeathe unto my son Nicholas Smith, five shillings 
old tenor, I having given him the rest of his portion here to fore. 

Item, — I give and bequeathe unto my son Robert Smith, five shillings 
old tenor, I having given him the rest of his portion here-to-fore. 

Item, — I give and bequeathe unto my sons Edward Smith, and John Smith 
all my home place lying on the south-easterly side of the highway and my 
dwelling house and barn and all other buildings standing thereon to be equally 
divided between them at my said wifes decease, or as soon as she shall marry 
again, to be theirs, their heirs and assigns forever. 

Item, — I give and bequeathe unto my five daughters viz, Susanah, Anne, 
Abigal, Judith, and Mary their heirs and assigns for ever all my land lying 
on the northeasterly side of the highway aforesaid which may or shall be left 
unsold after my debts and legacies, and funeral charges are paid, to be equally 
divided between them immediately after my wifes decease, or upon her marry- 
ing again. 

Item, — I give and bequeathe unto my son aforesaid, his heirs and assigns 
all the other Estate which may be found belonging to me, either in Brintwood, 
aforesaid or elsewhere. 

Finally — I do constitute, make and ordain my wife Susanah Smith my 
sole Execustrix of this my last will and testament, and I do hereby utterly 
disallow, revoke and disanul all and every other will and testament by me 
made here-to-fore, or expressed to be made, ratifying and confirming this 
as my last will and testamint in witness whereoff I have hereunto set my hand 
and seal, the day and year above written. 

(Signed) Nicholas Smith. 

Daniel Thing 

Samuel Gilman 

Samuel Folsom 

Nicholas Smith 

April 12, 1725, Nicholas Smith was granted 30 acres of land 
by the committee, in another part of Exeter, N. H. - 

Nicholas Smith married Mary Beebe, July 30, 1773. 

Nicholas Smith, and Andrew Neal, and others, petitioned, at 
New Hampton, N. H., in 1784. 

Nicholas Smith had children: 





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Will of Nicholas Smith, of Brintwood, N. H. 

In the name of God amen, this tenth day of March Anno Domini, 1775, I 
Nicholas Smith, of Brintwood, N. H. in the state of N. H. and county of 
Rockingham, husbandman, although at this time in health of body, and 
sound in mind, I consider my mortality and not knowing how soon I may be 
deprived of my life or reason, I do make and ordain this my last will and 
testamint, in manner as following: 

First, I give my sould into the hand of God who gave it and my body I 
commit to the dust, to be decently burried at the direction of my Executor 
hereafter named and respecting such worldly inheritance as it has pleased 
God to bless me in this life, I dispose of it in the following manner, — I will 
that my honest debts be paid and my funeral charges, in convenient time, 
after my decease, also equally my two sons Ebeneezer Smith, and Hezekiah 
Smith, their heirs and assigns, and also such legacies as shall be hereafter 
be bequeathed to the persons to be named in this will to be equally paid by 
my sons aforesaid out of what is bequeathed to them in this my last will. Also 
I give unto my beloved wife Sarah Smith twenty bushells of Indian corn, ten 
bushels of rye, to be delivered her yearly and seasonably, two bushels beans, 
thirty weight of good flax from the Swingle, two barrels of cider, and what 
green sauce she needs, and what turnips, and cabbage for the winter yearly 
she needs, likewise the keeping of two cows, winter and summer, and six 
sheep, and a gentle good horse beast be found her to ride when she sees fit, 
also what apples she pleases to eat or cut and dry for her use, likewise I will 
her sufficient good firewood hailed and cut up and brought into her house 
seasonably, and suitably cut for her, to suit either her fireplace or oven, as 
she shall want it all the above mentioned particulars I will shall be done for 
her during her natural life, if she chooses to abide in her present dwelling 
house, and if she see fit to live with either of her children elsewhere I will 
she shall have the value of what I have above willed her, paid her seasonably 
and yearly to make her comfortable, wherever she pleases to live, likewise 
i will her the whole use of my northwest corner room, and the liberty of useing 
the corner kitchen, and oven when she needs, for washing and baking &c, 
and to pass and repass, she or her assistants anywhere she has occasion in the 
house, likewise to use as much of the cellar as she needs, and the barn and well, 
&c. I will her thirty bushells of potatoes yearly, and that her room and 
fireplace, and all appurtenances, be kept in good repair; likewise every charge 
of doctoring or nursing, she may need provided and paid as above discribed; 
likewise I give my wife all my household goods to be disposed of as she sees 
fit, and also two good cows. Also I give unto my sons Elisha Smith, and 
Nicho'as Smith, and to my daughters Mary Mudgett, Judith Veazy, and 


Mehetable Labaree, that parcel of land I own in Nottingham, being part of 
a 200 acre lot originally belonging to a Daniel Sawyer, to be equally divided 
among them, except my sons Hezekiah and Ebeneezer should choose to pay 
them the worth of it, if they do I will they viz, Elisha, Nicholas, and my three 
daughters, have an equal proportion of the money paid them for the land. 

Farther I give my son Nicholas, fifty dollars, and I give my daughters 
Mary Mudgett, and Judith Veazy, twentysix dollars each, and my daughters 
Mehetible Labaree fortysix dollars to be equally paid them by my two sons 
Ebeneezer and Hezekiah, their heirs or assigns, one third part in one year 
after my decease, one third in two years and one third in three years except 
one or more of them should bring any account against my estate. Also I 
give unto my son Ebeneezer, his heirs or assigns the one half number of acres 
lieing on the north side of the great road leading from Exeter to Epping, 
beginning from the east side of my land joining to land of my son Ebeneezer, 
bought of Levi Thing thence keeping the length of said land until it contain 
one half except a privelidge of passing and repassing across said land with 
sleds or wheels and other necessary things upon proviso of keeping up bars 
and fence that may be necessary to be took down in order to pass, likewise 
I give him one half of the number of acres of my land on the south side of 
the road afore mentioned, excepting nine acres at the northwest end or corner 
of my land joining to land of Nicholas Roberson, and Capt York, and on the 
afore mentioned road, the half at the southerly part of said land begining 
from the Brentwood road and running to land in possession of the Thyngs, 
excepting one acre where my house stands, is not to be reckoned in the 
division, but half an acre is to be allowed him more for not begining at the 
house. Further I give my son Ebeneezer twenty feet of my barn next to the 
highway and the one half of what stock I shall leave, not otherwise disposed 
of in this my last will. Also I give unto my son Hezekiah Smith, his heirs 
or assigns the other half of my land lying on the north side of the great road 
afore mentioned with fifty feet of my barn standing on said land being what 
is called the old barn, likewise the other half of my land lying on the south 
side of the great road, aforesaid joining to the nine acres afore mentioned 
and excepted togather with my dwelling house and hoghouse standing on the 
premises, upon my son Hezekiah paying to my son Ebeneezer fifty dollars in 
one year after my decease, in consideration for said house, likewise i give 
my son Hezekiah the one half of what stock, I shall leave, not otherwise 
disposed of in this my last will. Also I give my tools, utensils for husbandry, 
and whatsoever shall appear not disposed of in this will to my four sons, 
before mentioned to be equally divided between them. 

Also I give to my son Nicholas Smith my wearing apparell. 

Also my will is that either of my children mentioned in this will shall after 
my decease make any difficulties concerning the will or evidently appear 
unkind toward the other brethern or sisters on account of this my last will, 
I give that part which is bequeathed to that son or daughter in this will to 
be equally divided among the rest which are peaceably disposed. 

Lastly I constitute and appoint Capt York Jr of Brentwood to be sole 
Executor of this my last will and testament hereby giving him full power 
provided my sons Ebeneezer and Hezekiah, or either of them should neglect 

SMITH 177 

to pay what is ordered in this will or should not truly perform what I have 
ordered to be done for their Mother, to perform the contents of this will, 
what is ordered at the expense of either Ebeneezer or Hezekiah or either of 
them taking it out of either of them that neglects fulfilling what I have ordered 
in this will, and I do hereby disannul all former wills, heretofore made by me, 
rattifieing and establishing this to be my last will and testament, the day and 
year before written. Signed, sealed, published, and declared by the aforesaid 
Nicholas Smith, to be his last will and testamint, in presence of 

Nicholas Smith. 

Deacon Nicholas Smith was born July 9, 1764, and died 
March 16, 1823. He married Mary Marston, who was born 
January 2, 1759, and died August 15, 1841. Their children: 

Robert b. Oct. 27, 1788; d. Dec. 24, 1857. Sally, wife of 
Robert, d. Feb. 24, 1868, aged 76 years. 

Polly b. March 13, 1790; d. Oct. 15, 1865. 

Nicholas b. March 24, 1794. 

Dr. Jeremiah b. March 24, 1796; d. July 9, 1863; Char- 
lotte, his wife b. 1810; d. June 2, 1856. 

Charlotte b. Feb. 11, 1801. 

Deacon Nicholas Smith (Robert, Nicholas, Nicholas, Nicholas, 
Thomas) was born July 9, 1764, and married Mary Maston. 
Their child : 

Nicholas Smith m. Lavina Smith (dau. of Capt. Elisha 
Smith), March 3, 1822. She was b. March 3, 1794; d. 
April II, 1 87 1. Their children were: Sarah Elisabeth 
b. Aug. 24, 1823; d. Aug. 27, 1886; Nicholas Marston 
b. Sept. 15, 1825; d. Aug. 6, 1898; Lewis Cass b. April 23, 
1829; d. June 26, 1911. 

Sarah Elisabeth (Nicholas, Robert, Nicholas, Nicholas, Nich- 
olas, Thomas and Lavina Smith) (Capt. Elisha, Nicholas, Nich- 
olas) married December 2, 1852, Smith Neal (Joseph, Samuel, 
Samuel, Samuel, Walter) who was born February 16, 1606, and 
died December 15, 1887. Their children: 

Mary Elisabeth b. Oct. 2, 1853; m. John Parker Hana- 
ford (Nathaniel Winthrop Young, Benjamin, Peter) Jan. 
I, 1890; he was b. Sept. 14, 1853. 

Nicholas Marston Smith (Nicholas, Robert, Nicholas, Nich- 
olas, Nicholas) was born September 15, 1825, and married 
Lydia Kimball of Sandwich, N. H. She was born in 1829 
and died June 30, i860. Their children: 



Nicholas Smith 

Nicholas Marston Smith Lewis Cass Smith 

Frank Nicholas Smith John Nicholas Marston Smith 

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Francis Lydia Smith b. Feb. 15, 1856; d. May 12, 1879; 
m. John Parker Hanaford of Wysox, 111., Feb., 1876. 
Their child was: Francis Lydia Hanaford b. April 21, 
1879. (See Hanafords.) 

Nicholas Marston Smith moved to Fairhaven, 111.; married 
second, Clara Ferrin, born January 15, 1844, at Bridgewater, 
Vt. (daughter of Alfred Ferrin and Nancy (Holt) Ferrin). Their 
children : 

Ida B. b. Jan. 25, il ^ 

Frank Marston b. Feb. 8, 1871; lives in North Dakota. 

LiLLA M. b. Dec. 17, 1873; lives in North Dakota. 

Ida B. was born January 25, 1869, and married Mike Dil- 
schneider. They have five children and live in Montana. 

Frank Marston was born February 8, 1871, and married 
Olivia Alice Carter, of Mohall, N. D. Their children: 

John Nicholas Marston b. Oct. 10, 1904. 
Ura Elisabeth b. Feb. 16, 1914. 

Lilla M. Smith was born December 17, 1873, and married 
Thomas Fitzgerald of Marcus, Iowa. Their children: 

Lewis Marston Fitzgerald b. Sept. 7, 1903. 
Morris Alfred Fitzgerald b. Aug. 10, 1905. 
Clara Ann Fitzgerald b. May 7, 1907. 
Ida Elisabeth Fitzgerald b. Sept. 25, 1910. 
Thomas Franklin Fitzgerald b. July 24, 1912. 
» Mary Blanch Fitzgerald b. June 2, 191 5. 

Lewis Cass Smith (Nicholas, Dea, Nicholas, Robert, Nicholas, 
Nicholas) was born April 23, 1829, in New Hampton, N. H., 
and died at Chadwick, 111., at the home of his niece, Mary E. 
(Neal) Hanaford, with whom he had made his home for many 


"Thus one by one we pass away 
Like flowers that bloom but for a day; 
Like flowers that close with early night 
To bloom again in heavenly light. " 


Lewis Cass 

General Lewis Cass of Michigan was a descendant of John 
Cass and Martha Philbrick, who were married in i66'7, of Hamp- 
ton, N. H. 

General Lewis Cass married a daughter of Doctor Spencer, in 
1794, she was a descendant of Mrs. Martha Brainerd Wilson. 
She married, in 1798, Stephen R. Wilson, son of Col. Benjamin 
Wilson, an officer in the Revolution. 

Hannah Sanborn, born December 12, 1735, married Joseph 
Cass, born 1734, the parents of Lewis Cass of Exeter, N. H. She 
was a daughter of Nathan Sanborn and Catherine Sattalee, of 
Newmarket, N. H., born May 29, 1708. He, Nathan Sanborn, 
was son of Ensign John Sanborn, born November 6, 1681; 
married in 1701, Sarah Philbrick, born 1683. Ensign John San- 
born was the son of Richard Sanborn, born in 1655; he married, 
in 1678, Ruth Moulton; this Richard Sanborn was the son of 
Lieut. John Sanborn, born in 1620; he married Margaret Moulton 
(widow) daughter of Robert Page. Lieut. John, son of John 
Sanborn, was born about 1600, and married a daughter of Rev. 
Stephen Bacheldor, he born in England about 1561, was ejected 
for non-conformity in religion. History states he was ejected to 
Holland, later came to America with the Puritans, in the ship 
William and Francis, landed in Boston, Mass., June 5, 1632, 
settled in Lynn, Mass., where he preached until about seventy 
years old; he then moved to Ipswich, thence to Newbury, thence 
to Hampton, in 1638. 

Lewis Cass, son of Joseph Cass and Hannah Sanborn, was born 
in Exeter, attended school there, and later the Academy there 
with Webster. He was born October 9, 1782; his ancestors were 
among the first settlers of that part of the country. Jonathan 
Cass bore a commission in the battle of Lexington, Bunker Hill, 
Saratoga, Princeton, Monmouth, and German town. In 1799, 
he moved to Marietta, Ohio; later settled at a Shawanoese town 
called Wackalomoca, near Janesville, Ohio. Major Cass drew 
4,000 acres of land for military service. 

Lewis Cass was U. S. Senator from Michigan, in 1845; he spent 

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more than fifty years in official life; he was conscientious and 
inflexible, pure in public and private life, faithful in friendship, 
prompt in business. It is said that to his wisdom the Democratic 
party owed a great debt; he was elected President of the Michigan 
Historic Society in 1828. 

Cass, Philbrick 

Thomas Philbrick, 1583-1667, came from Lincolnshire, Eng., 
in 1630, on the ship Arrabella, one of 17 ships that brought Colo- 
nists to Massachusetts, in 1636. He was Master of a vessel, and 
settled at the corner of Belmont and Lexington Streets, N. W., 
at Watertown, Mass. In 1645, he had a grantee of eight lots, 
later sold at Watertown. In 1650 he moved to Hampton, N. H., 

where he died suddenly in 1667. His wife, Elisabeth — , 

died December 19, 1663. 

William Sanborn deeded land to him, in Hampton, in May 
1647. His sons John 1639, Thomas 1651, settled in Hampton, 
N. H. Their daughter Martha Philbrick married John Cass. 

In John Cass' will, he mentions children Joseph, Samuel, 
Jonathan, Ebenezer, Abigal, Mercy, and Mary. 

From New England Genealogical Register "^ 

Jonathan Cass, son of John Cass, of Exeter, N. H., bore a 
commission in the army of the Revolution, which he joined the 
day after the battle of Lexington, Mass., in which he continued 
until the close of the Revolution. He was in the battle of Bunker 
Hill, Saratoga, Princeton, Trenton, Monmouth, and Germantown. 
Was afterward appointed Major in army of General Wayne. 

An incident of Major Jonathan Cass, at the Exeter Mob in 
1786, who had coal black eyes, was very commanding in appear- 
ance. It is said he went through between the armed men knock- 
ing up their guns and bayonets, and proceeded to the Legislature. 

He inquired if President Sullivan would like to be liberated 
from the mob? If possible, he replied. Major Jonathan Cass 
took him and knocked the guns and bayonets up from all that 
were posted around the church, where they were prisoners, and 
conducted him safely to his hotel. 

Major Jonathan Cass drew 4,000 acres of land for his military 
service in Hampton, N. H. 

Major Cass was born about 1750, was a blacksmith by trade. 

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He served through the Revolution ; after coming out of the army 
he worked at his trade, then re-entered into service again. 

He married Mary Oilman, of Exeter, N. H. by whom he had 
several children, born at Exeter, N. H. They were married 
December 20, 1781 ; Mary Oilman was a daughter of Theophilus 
and Deborah Oilman. Their children: 

Lewis Cass b. Oct. 9, 1782; d. Oct. 9, 1827. 
Deborah Webster b. April 16, 1784. 
Oeorge b. Jan. 25, 1786; d. 1873. 
Charles Lee b. Aug. 15, 1787; d. 1842. 
PoLLy b. Aug. 12, 1788. 
John Jay b. Feb. 28, 1791 ; d. April 29, 1782. 

John Cass of Hampton, N. H., was a Quaker, August 30, 1730. 
John Cass of Hampton, N. H., bought a house of W. English, in 
1652, married Martha Philbrick, daughter of Thomas and Elisa- 
beth Philbrick, in 1667. They had a son Joseph, who married 
Phoeba Nason, November 28, 1720, both of Hampton. The 
date of their marriage is to be found in her own handwriting, in 
the record of Rev. Theo Cotton. 

The Nason Family came from Bainsford County England, in 
1648, settled first in Maine, where one was killed by the Indians. 
The Nason Family lived in Exeter, on the south road toward the 
Kensington line. The daughter of Joseph Cass and Phoeba 
(Nason) ^Abigal Cass, married Robert Smith (see Smiths) of 
Brentwood, N. H.; later they moved to New Hampton, N. H., 
and settled on the farm now owned by Henry Lyman Smith, near 
Winona Station, N. H. 

Dr. Jeremiah Smith (Deacon Nicholas, Robert, Nicholas, 
Nicholas, Nicholas) was born March 24, 1796, ,and married 
Charlotte Smith, November 3, 1853. Their children: 

William Prescott Smith b. 1826; d. 


Francis Ann b. 1833; d. 1907; m. William Fogg. Their 

children were: Clara, Edwin, Susan Fogg. 
Charles Darwin b. 1838; d. 1912. 

William Prescott Smith was born in 1826 (Dr. Jeremiah, Dea. 
Nicholas, Robert, Nicholas, Nicholas, Nicholas, Thomas) and 
married Mary Jane Bartlett, born 1828, married November 3, 
1853. She was a descendant of Dudley Leavitt, and the 

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Dudleys and Bartletts (see their genealogy) ; daughter of Joseph 
Bartlett and Elisabeth Leavitt. 

Dudley Leavitt, and wife, Judith Glidden, had a daughter 
Elisabeth, who married Joseph Bartlett. He was a carpenter 
by trade; he built the Isaac Leavitt house on the old farm. They 
had a daughter Mary Jane Bartlett, who married William Pres- 
cott Smith. (See Smiths.) They moved to Salem, 111. Both were 
fine musicians; he taught singing school for some years in winter. 
They went west in 1866. William Prescott Smith, of Salem, 111., 
paid for his first farm wagon, teaching singing school, in winter. 
Children of William Prescott Smith and Mary Jane Bartlett: 

Charles Harvey b. 1855; d. July 10, 1856. 
Charlotte Elisabeth b. Jan. 30, 1858. 
Leonora Leavitt b. 1861. (See Plummer.) 
WiLBERT H. b. Aug. 15, 1869, in Salem Township, III. 

Charlotte Elisabeth Smith was born January 30, 1858, and 
lives in Oregon. She married Henry S. Puterbaugh, October 14, 
1879. Their children: 

Edith Bartlett Puterbaugh b. Aug. 10, if 
Ethel Sword Puterbaugh b. Aug. 21, 1881. 
Lenore Grace Puterbaugh b. March 16, i< 
Helen Leavitt Puterbaugh b. Jan. 16, 1887. 
Walter Henry Puterbaugh b. July 6, 1889. 
WiNNiFRED Audrey Puterbaugh b. July 6, 1889. 
Lois Margaret Puterbaugh b. Jan 3, 1896. 

Edith Bartlett Puterbaugh (Charlotte Elisabeth Smith and 
Henry S. Puterbaugh) married Emory Hinshaw, December 19, 
1 901. Their children: 

Mildred Elisabeth Hinshaw b. Oct. 28, 1902. 
Walter Emory Hinshaw b. April 25, 1905. 
Florence Edith Hinshaw b. June 28, 1909. 
Alice Lenore Hinshaw b. Sept. 8, 1912. 

Ethel Sword Puterbaugh (Charlotte, Elisabeth (Smith) 
Puterbaugh, and Henry S. Puterbaugh) married Ernest Robert 
Miller, October 12, 1912. Their child: 

Helen Charlotte Miller b. Dec. 16, 1913. 

Lenore Grace Puterbaugh (Charlotte Elisabeth (Smith) 
Puterbaugh and Henry S. Puterbaugh) married George C. Dixon, 
November 16, 1907. Their children: 

Katherine Bethea Dixon b. April 24, 1909. 
John Dixon b. Sept. 28, 1914. 


Winnifred Audrey Puterbaugh (Charlotte, Elisabeth (Smith) 
Puterbaugh and Henry S. Puterbaugh) married Harry D. Rhodes, 
June 12, 1911. 

Helen Leavitt Puterbaugh (Charlotte Elisabeth (Smith) 
Puterbaugh and Henry S. Puterbaugh) married George R. Kin- 
caid, November 4, 1914. 

Leonora Leavitt Smith (William Prescott, Dr. Jeremiah, Dea. 
Nicholas, Robert, Nicholas, Nicholas, Nicholas, Thomas) was 
born in 1861, and married Daniel Worthen Plumer. (See Plumer.) 

Wilbert H. Smith born Aug. 15, 1869 (William Prescott, Dr. 
Jeremiah, Dea. Nicholas, Robert, Nicholas, Nicholas, Nicholas, 
Thomas) married Loretta M, Weir, born in Salem, 111., July 8, 
1874. They were married January 22, 1890. Their children : 

Ralph Wilbert b. Jan. 21, 1892. 

Raymond William b. Sept. 21, 1894; d. Dec. 14, 1908. 

Ruth Edna b. Feb. 16, 1896. 

Arthur Leavitt b. Sept. 1 1 , 1899. 

Dorothy Lenora b. March 28, 1901. 

Robert Clare b. April 18, 1914, at Sunnyside, Washington. 

Charles Darwin Smith (Dr. Jeremiah, Dea. Nicholas, Robert, 
Nicholas, Nicholas, Nicholas, Thomas) was born in 1838, and 
married in Potosi, Missouri, Eliza E. Wallace, who was born in 
1843, and died in 1914. Their children: 

Maud b. 1865. 

Edward b. 1866. 

George Wallace b. 1870; d. 1904. 

Mamie Wallace b. 1872. 

Charlotte Wallace b. 1878; m. Hugh Lee White. 

Ben Blewett b. 1884; m. Marple Woods. 


Arms, quarterly, first and fourth, sa three sinster gloves, pendent, arg, 
tasselled or, for Barttelot, second and third quarterly, per fesse indented arg, 
and gu, four crescents, counter indented, arg, and gu, four crescents counter 
changed for Stopham. 

Crests, a swan, conchant wings endorsed, arg, second a castle with three 
turretts sa. 

Motto, Mature. 

Seat, Stopham House, Pulborough, Sussex. 

Lineage, The first of this family, Adam Bartlett (Barttelot) came to England 
with William the Conqueror, and seated himself at Ferring, Sussex; in the 
family pedigree it is said that he was buried at Stopham, in iioo, where he had 
grants of land, and a son William, thence down through the John, Richard, 
Adam, John who took the Castle of Fontenay in France, for which the Black 
Prince, Edward, gave him a castle as his crest. He died in 1428 leaving a son 
John of Stopham, who fought at Agincourt and represented Sussex in Parlia- 
ment in 1434, and down through the Richard, Thomas, John, William, Walter, 
Henrys, and Walter, high sheriff of Sussex, 1754, who married Elisabeth, 
daughter of Thomas Hooker, of Great Chart, Kent. They had a son Walter, 
who assumed the name of Smyth in compliance with the will of his great-aunt 
Mary Hamilton, daughter of George Smyth. He married Barbara Smyth; 
her father was Rector of Petworth and Tillington, Sussex, his wife being co- 
heiress of the Osbaldiston estates. She left issue. On the death of his father 
he re-assumed the name of Bartlett. He was an officer of the Royal Horse 
Artillery, and received a war medal with five clasps for service during the 
Peninsular war. He was a descendant of the Right Hon. Sir Walter Barttelot. 


Wiltshire Bartletts 

Visitation of Wiltshire, Eng., 1623. 

John Bartlett was of Cherton (Cherington), four miles south- 
east of Devises; where the wealthier families of Bartletts lived. 

John Bartlett married Agnes, daughter of John Benger, of 
Alton Co., Wilts. 

John Earbusie, of Alford Co., Wilts, issue. 

Richard, aged 20, 1623. 








John, son and heir of Alcanings, married Jane, daughter of 
Rich Lavington, of Welsford; son William Bartlett, "fil et haer, " 
married Elijh, daughter Anthon Goddard, of Cleevepip. An- 
thony Bartlett married Jane, daughter of Daniel WTiite of 
Knighton. Their children, William, John; his children, Will'm, 
aged 7; Elisabeth, aged 3; Jane, aged i. 

It has been claimed that Richard and John Bartlett, of New- 
bury, Mass., and Thomas of Watertowne, were three brothers — 
sons of Edmund Barttelot, of Ernley, who died in 1591, who was 
a son of Richard Bartlett, of Stopham, Eng., and they sold their 
portion of land in England to make a start in New England. 

» Bartletts 

The ancestors of the Bartletts came from Normandy, with 
William the Conqueror, and fought the battle of Hastings, 
Stopham, England, is the ancestral seat of the family. 

The Bartletts were among the Wiltshire Colony that came 
over on the boat Mary and John, March 24, 1633, and settled at 
Newbury, Mass.; among this colony was Richard Bartlett and 
family. He died in Newbury, Mass., May 25, 1647. 

No colonv in the Province of Alassachusetts had so definite a 


purpose in its settlement as Newbury, Mass.; none furnished men 
of more sterling character than this old town. 

Newbury was the first stock-raising town in the Province. 

Richard Bartlett was probably married about 1610, as their 
first child was born in 161 1, in England. 

John Bartlett, son of Richard, born in England, 161 3, was one 
of the ninety-one Proprietors of Newbury, Mass., of waste and 
common land. 

Richard (Richard), born 1621, married Abigail , and 

died in 1698, leaving six children, one of them John Bartlett, a 
tanner, born June 22, 1655, who married Margaret Rust, October 
29, 1680; he died May 24, 1736, and left ten children. 

Joseph Bartlett, of Plymouth, Mass., married Hannah Pope; 
they had seven children; they are all buried on Burial Hill, 
Plymouth, Mass. 

Joseph Bartlett married, June 5, 1736, Sarah Adams, who was 
born September 5, 171 1. 

John and Joseph Bartlett sold five acres of land in Stratham, 
N. H., in 1773. 

John Bartlett sold one acre of land, of Smith's Grant, near 
Piscassic River, 1774, in Greenland. 

The Committee of Safety, April 12, 1776, made a Resolution, 
and requested the Selectmen of Newburyport, Mass., "to desire 
all males above twenty-one years of age (Lunaticks, Idiots, and 
Negroes, excepted) to sign what was known as the Association 
Test, and make returns. The Test was as follows, 

"We the subscribers, do hereby solemnly engage, and promise 
that we will to the utmost in our Power, at the Risque of our 
Lives and Fortunes, with Arms, oppose the Hostile Proceedings 
of the British Fleets, and Armies, against the United American 

Among those signing this Test were Jonathan S. Dudley, 
Walter Neal, Abraham Parsons, Thomas Hannaford (born 1745), 
Josiah Hall Bartlett, Samuel Neal, John Bartlett. 

John Bartlett, of Epping, N. H., was sent to Fishkill, N. Y., to 
drive Continental teams, 1777. 

Joseph Bartlett was mustered September 12, 1777, to go to 
Saratoga, N. Y., in Captain Zebulon Gilman's Company, Col. 
Stephen Evans' Regiment. 

On the pay roll of Capt. Joseph Paine's Company, Col. Senter's 


Regiment, at Newcastle, N. H., No\ember 6, 1775, was Josiah 
Hall Bartlett. 

A Company of minute men, enlisted by order of Committee 
of Safety, November 22, 1775, mustered at Portsmouth, N. H., 
went to Winter Hill; among them was Josiah Hall Bartlett, 

Lieutenant Thomas Bartlett was Major of the Militia, 1775. 

Colonel Thomas Bartlett's Regiment served at West Point, 
N. Y., from July 4 to October 28, 1780. 

Military Service 

Joseph Bartlett was in the battle of Bunker Hill, February 23, 
1781; he received a pair of snbwshoes at this time, from John 
Slafter, for service. 

John Bartlett was in the North Company of Militia, of New- 
market, N. H. 


Joseph Bartlett, married, October 28, 1778, Lucy Bradford. 
Richard Bartlett married Deborah Thurston, December 15, 
1790, in Newfield, N. H. 

Passengers, on the "Mary and John" in 1634 
"Whereas by a Warr* bearing date, 22 ond of 1634, the sev^'all 
ships, following bound for New England, and now lying in the 
River of Thames, were made staye of until further order from 
their L'opps Viz't; the 'Clement & Job'; the 'Reformation'; the 
'True Love'; the 'Elisabeth Bonadventure' ; the 'Sea Flower'; 
the 'Mary and John'; the 'Planter'; the 'Elisabeth and Dorcas'; 
the 'Hercules'; and the 'Neptune'; The Masters of ships, gave 
bonds of one hundred pounds each, 'That all and every Person 
aboard their ships, now bound for New England, as aforesaid, 
that shall blaspheme, or profane the Holy name of God, shall be 
severely punish 't; 2ond, That they cause the Prayers be said 
Morning and Evening, aboard their ships. ' " 

Among those on the Mary and John was John Bartlett. 


On the Mary and John, the religious leader of this moving 
colony was Rev. Thomas Parker; like most of the Pilgrims, he 



found solace in singing tunes of his own home, while surrounded 
by those speaking a foreign tongue. 

The daily service on board the vessel was looked forward to 
with pleasure. Mr. Parker was stigmatized by one of the Boston 
ministers, as being like "a colt who kicked her dam" because he 
was averse to bishops, as they had persecuted his father in pre- 
vious years. 

Among the moving Wiltshire Colony was Richard Bartlett 
and family, one of the children of son John. 

Richard Bartlett probably married in 1610. In 1612, he pur- 
chased a Bible; when this sacred memento was displayed at the 
Newbury, Mass., celebration, it showed its daily use on ship 
board, and in the churches at Ipswich and Newbury, Mass. 

In Coffin's list of grantees, dated 1642, the names of Richard, 
John, and Christopher Bartlett appear. 

Richard Bartlett died May 25, 1647; a daughter Joane,^ born 
January 29, 1610-11, married William Titcomb; probably 
Thomas'^ and Anna Bartlett^ were born in England. John- 
Bartlett (Richard), born in England, November 9, 1613, came to 
New England on the Mary and John boat, March 24, 1633; he 
was among the 91 proprietors of Newbury, Mass., December 7, 
1642, having proportionate right in all waste lands. John^ 
Bartlett, and wife Joane, were members of the Church, 1674. 
Their child, John, was born 1639; he took the anti-papal oath, 
required by the King. He had an only son, Gideon, and daughter 
Mary, who married a Rust. 

Jane Bartlett, born , married William Bolton (see Boltons), 

January 16, 1664-5. 

Christopher Bartlett^ (Richard) was born in England, Feb- 
ruary 25, 1623-4; he died March 15, 1669-70. He had a daughter 
Mary, and a son Christopher,^ who lived in Haverhill, N, H., 
after 1741, who left a son Christopher, and daughters. 

Richard Bartlett, ^ (Richard), born in England, October 31, 

1 62 1, married Abigal ■ ■; was prominent in church affairs, 

under Rev. Parker, who appeared to be a petty-pope in his own 
parish. In 1671, Rev, Parker had a majority to act with him, 
and secured a judgment in the Court of Ipswich, Mass., in con- 
sequence of which Richard Bartlett, and brother-in-law, Wil- 
liam Titcomb, were fined four nobles each — 26 shillings, 8 pence — 
and John Bartlett, Sr., and John Bartlett Jr., — the brother and 


nephew of Richard Bartlett, each fined 13 shiUings, 4 pence, each 
because they would not conform to Rev. Parker's views, but the 
respect shown him (Bartlett) in Newbury, Mass., later, was 
evidenced by the fact that he was sent as a delegate to the General 
Court, for many years, about 1679. 

There being some controversy about mill privileges, the town 
of Amesbury unanimously voted in 1678, that Richard Bartlett 
be granted the privilege to set a sawmill in Haverhill, on the 
north meadow river, probably on the site of Peaslee's Mills. He 
owned three parcels of upland and meadow, in Amesbury bounds; 
300 acres valued at 80 pounds. In items of his inventory were 
wearing apparel, woolen and linen, and books (Bible) that his 
father bought in 1612, also carpet flax, wool, piece of cloth, yarn, 
a "cutlass," which was no doubt the identical cutlass that was 
girt by Richard, himself, around the loins of his son Samuel, as 
he mounted his horse to hasten to Boston to join in the over- 
throw of Andros; this was in April, 1689. This Samuel Bartlett 
was the great-grandfather of Bailey Bartlett, of Haverhill, w^ho 
accompanied John and Samuel Adams to Philadelphia, in 1776, 
when the Declaration of Independence was proclaimed ; Bailey 
Bartlett was grandfather of that intrepid hero. Gen. William F. 
Bartlett, who left his studies at Harvard, in 1861, to join in 
suppressing the Rebellion. When Richard- Bartlett made his 
will, he committed his soul, body, and spirit, " into the everlasting 
arms of God, all sufficient, my Heavenly Father, " and had "hope 
of a happy and glorious resurrection, in the great day of the Man 
Christ Jesus." There was no cant in these expressions; their 
idea of religion has been expressed by a West of England poet: 

. as designed, 
To warm, and cheer the human mind 
And make men happy, good and wise, 
To point where sits in love arrayed 
Attendant to each suppHant call, 

The God of universal aid — 

The God, the father of us all; 

The Bartlett family held together, and when the first church 
troubles arose, on the broad ground of equal brotherhood, in 
heart and voice. After the second church had been formed near 
their homes, a mob, in February, 1709, ruthlessly tore it down, 
and carried it away; eleven of the Bartlett family signed a peti- 


tion against the removal of this meeting house to Pipe-stave 
Hill, namely Richard, Sr., and Jr.; Tertius; John, Sr., and Jr.; 
Samuel, Sr., and Jr.; Thomas; Daniel; Nathaniel; Tertius. As 
their old church building had been destroyed, they would no 
longer consent to pay toward the expense of "the dissenters." 

The Governor promptly replied, " favor the views of the 
petitioners"; and the Bishop was happy to pray "God prosper 
your pious endeavors"; this was in 1712 

The Bartletts possessed a violin, and after prayers and collect, 
the instrumental music was a correct guide for the voices in time 
and tune. Samuel^ Bartlett, son, Richard^, was widely known 
as a fine fiddler. 

These Wiltshire men had hopes, of the restoration of the Stuarts, 
but were disgusted with Charles II. 

The Prayer-book of the Bartletts contained a prayer for Queen 
Ann, of Denmark, wife of James I (the first of the Stuarts). 
When her great-grandmother. Queen Ann, was on the throne, this 
first Episcopal Church, at Newbury, Mass., was named in her 
honor — Queen Ann's Chapel. 

The youngest daughter of Samuel Bartlett married Rev. 
Matthais Plant, third rector of this church. He records the 
earthquake of October 9, 1727-8 The note says, " it opened a 
new spring in the meadow by my fathers, Samuel Bartletts 

The will of Richard Bartlett, Sr., mentions my father Richard 
deceased, sons, Richard and John, grand-daughter, Tirza Bart- 
lett, daughter of my son Thomas, daughters, Abigal, Hannah, and 
Rebecca Bartlett. Will proved July 18, 1698. 

The Bartlett Bible and its Record 

The copy was of the Breeches style Bible; it belongs to Miss 
Elisabeth G. Hoyt, of Chelsea, Mass., in 1885. 

On the front margin of the page is "Richard Bartlett, Bought 
this book Anno Domyne 1612." 

At the end of the Prayer Book is this Record, "I Richard 
Bartlett, writ this for the age of my children. " 

" Joane Bartlett, borne in January 29, 1610 wensday 8, of the 
cloke at nyght. 

"John Bart borne, the 9, of november, 1613, a 11, of the clok 
in the day. 


"Thomas Bart borne 22, 1615 

"Rich Bart was borne October the 31, 1621, wens'^^y mor 3 clok 

"Cris Bart, the 25 of febru being y* yeare S, mathais, 1623 
between, 12 & i, in the morn 

"Anna Bart, was borne the 26, of februarye being sonday, 
about 12 of the clocke in the day in the yeare 1625. " 

Miss Hoyt states "This Bible came to my fathers mother, 
Sally Kennison, the dau of Dolly Bartlett, and Moses Kennison; 
Dolly my great grandmother, was a sister of Joseph Bartlett, 
who lived in my fathers boyhood, at Bartlett Corner, about half 
way between Amesbury Ferry, and 'The Mills.' " Joseph 
Bartlett lived on the corner; they descended from the Bartletts, 
who originally, in 1635, settled at Bartletts Cove, near the chain 

Richard^ Bartlett, the immigrant ancestor, was a shoemaker, 
born about 1575 in England ; he came to America with six children, 
and settled in Newbury, Mass., about 1637. He brought with 
him a "Breeches Bible," in which appears the record of births 
of his children, Joane (or Joanna), John, Thomas, Richard, 
Christopher, and Anne. 

Richard^ Bartlett, third son of Richard S was born in England 
October 31, 1621. He married Abigal . Their children: 








Richard^ Bartlett, second son of Richard'^ and Abigal Bartlett 
was born February 21, 1649, in Newbury, Mass., and died 
April 17, 1724. He was a cordwainer and currier by occupation. 
He married, November 18, 1673, Hannah Emery, daughter of 
John and Mary (Webster) Emery; she was bom April 26, 1654, 
and died May i, 1705. Their children: 




Samuel d. young. 






Thomas and Mary. It is probable he married (2) Mrs. Israel 
Dimond. His son, Joseph, was the father of Mary Bartlett who 
became the wife of Gov. Josiah Bartlett of New Hampshire. 

John Bartlett, second son of Richard^ and Hannah Emery, 
was born Sept 23, 1678. From 1700 to the death of John (2), 
1708, he was called John "Tertius" and after that John (2) or 
Jr. He died in 1741. His occupation was a tanner and weaver. 
He lived in Newbury, and married, November 18, 1702, Mary 
Ordway. Their children were born from 1703-12; later he was 
known as John, Sr. 

Moses Bartlett, second son and eighth child of John Bartlett 
and Mary (Ordway) was born January 2, 1714, in Newbury, 
Mass., where he was styled yeoman. He died in 1804. He 
married, May 17, 1744, Judith Rogers of Newbury, Mass., who 
died between 1771-1800. Their children, all born in Newbury: 



Judith. , 





Abiel Bartlett, third son and fourth child of Moses and Judith 
(Rogers) Bartlett, was born September 16, 1751, in Newbury, 
Mass., and settled in Deerfield, N. H., where he received land by 
his father's will. He signed the "association test," in Deerfield, 
N. H., in 1776 and served as a soldier in that struggle, being a 
member of Capt. Simon Marston's Company, and Colonel Joseph 
Senter's Regiment; was in service in 1777. He later moved to 
Rumney, N. H., where he was a farmer and lumberman, and 
later removed to Meredith, N. H., where he lived back in the 
field near the present Austin Moulton home (no roads in those 
days) and there died. He and wife are buried in an old yard 
unkept and will soon be lost to view, above the William Neal 
farm where are many early settlers laid, among them Joseph 
Neal, called "Red Oak Jo," one of the "Pioneers" of Meredith, 
N. H., with nothing to tell their last resting place, and their 
graves will soon be lost to the present generation. 

On his stone, hard to distinguish, is this: "Sacred to the mem- 
ory of Abiel Bartlett, who died Aug. 16, 1816, aged 67. Sacred 


to the memory of Mrs. Maria, wife of Abiel Bartlett, who died 
April 2, 1826, aged 76." The children of Abiel Bartlett and 
Maria Goodhue: 






Joseph Bartlett, son of Abiel and Maria (Goodhue) Bartlett, 
married EHsabeth Leavitt, daughter of Dudley Leavitt the as- 

They are buried in the Leavitt burial yard. On the double 
stone is this inscription: 






D AE 68 YRS. 4 MOS. 
MAY 16-1858 

The children of Joseph Bartlett and Elisabeth Leavitt: 

(i) Betsy m. Twitchell. They had issue of Helen, 

who m. Adelbert Buckingham Bowles of Fitchburg, 
Mass. Their child, Guy Bowles. Betsy (Bartlett Twitch- 
ell) m. (2) Samuel Townsend. Their child, Fanny m. 
William E. Stevens of Sioux City, Iowa. Their children, 

a son, , a daughter, Clara, who m. Frank Rockwood. 

They have one son, Henry Stevens, who m. Betty 
Schuelein of Sioux City, Iowa. Ethel Townsend m. 
Daniel Baxter Hayward of Braintree, Mass. Children, 
Helen Hayward, Mary Baxter Hayward. 

(2) Joseph Bartlett (Joseph and Elisabeth Leavitt) m. 
Charlotte Bruce. 

(3) Dudley Bartlett m. Hannah Pease ; lived in Tamworth, 
N. H. They had child, George Dudley Bartlett, who 
lives in Haverhill, Mass.; m. Elisabeth Meader of Tam- 
worth. Their child, Henry Judson Bartlett, who m. Elsie 
Fernald of Haverhill. Their child. Hazel, aged about 
5 years. 

(4) Lorenzo Bartlett m. Ellen Brown of Tamworth, N. H. 
Their son, Leland Bartlett, has one child, Elroy Glenwood 
Bartlett. Evelyn Bartlett has two children; Lorenzo d. 


young. Ella Bartlett m. Hollis B. Ballard; lived in 
South Tamworth, N. H; no children. 

(5) Judith Maria Bartlett m. James Bryant of Laconia, 
N. H. Their child, Jessie Bryant, m. Horace E. Stowe; 
they live in Washington, D. C. Their summer home is at 
South Sandwich, Mass. Their children: Barbara, m. Pro- 
fessor Blatherwaite ; Vira m. Marshall of New 

York; issue, two children. George Bryant m. Emogene 

. Their child, Clyde Bryant. Elisabeth Bryant 

m. — • Brown; issue, one son, lives in Cornwall on the 

Hudson. Abbie Bryant d. about 1885. 

(6) Mary Jane Bartlett m. William Prescott Smith. 
(See Smith and Plumer.) 

(7) Henry Martin Bartlett m. Sarah Cragin; d. Aug. 
13, 1913, aged 78 years. His widow b. 1840, lives in 
Laconia, N. H. Their children: Emma May Bartlett; 
Henry d. aged 2 years; Clarence Cragin b. March 2, 
1868; m. Eleanor A. Tarbett of Stoneham, Mass. 
Their child, Lorna Tarbett Bartlett b. Aug. 18, 1910. 
Mr. Clarence Bartlett is a manufacturer of wood in the 
rough for tennis goods in Laconia, N. H. Bertha Leavitt 
Bartlett b. 1871 ; m. Thomas Hibbard of Dorchester, Mass. 
Their children: Henry Bartlett Hibbard, Eleanor Bartlett 

(8) Judson Bartlett went to Nevada and never heard from. 

(9) Orlando Bartlett m. Helen ; moved to 

Kankakee, 111. 


"Here the lamented dead in dust shall lie, 
Life's lingering languors o'er, its labor done; 
Where waving boughs, between the earth and sk>% 
Admit the farewell radiance of the sun. 

And here the impressive stone, engraved with words, 
Which grief sententious gives to marble pale, 
Shall teach the heart; while waters, leaves, and birds 
Make cheerful music in the passing gale." 

The Association Test 

"We the Subscribers, do hereby solemnly engage, and promise, 
that we will, to the utmost of our Power, at the Risque of our 
Lives and Fortunes, with Arms, oppose the Hostile Proceedings 
of the British Fleets, and Armies, against the United American 

Among signers in Deerfield, N. H., was Abial Bartlett. 


From Rambles About Portsmouth, N. H. 

"Spinning of street yarn," is the rambler's occupation; there- 
fore spinning generally is not out of place, and rope spinning of 
the stoutest thread, to make the rope walk. It was made in a 
factory, in Portsmouth, N. H., in 1825, and the rope walk was 
used on what is now Rock Street, near the Jail. 

The tar-house, nearby, was where Robert Bartlett lived many 
years. There were several rope walks in the vicinity of Ports- 
mouth, and a cordage factory has been there many years. One 
of these rope walks was used for barracks, to protect a certain 
portion of soldiers, drafted from other towns, for the defense of 
Portsmouth. Among these soldiers was Ichabod Bartlett (after- 
ward member of Congress), a drafted militiaman from Durham, 
N. H., in 1812. Several ships were rigged with Portsmouth 
cordage. Longfellow illustrates the rope spininng, thus: 

"As the spinners to the end 
Downward go and reascend, 

Gleam the long threads in the sun; 
While within this brain of mine 
Cobwebs brighter and more fine 

By the busy wheel are spun. 

Two fair maidens in a swing, 
Like white doves upon the wing, 

First before my vision pass; 
Laughing, as their gentle hands 
Closely clasp the twisted strands. 

At their shadow on the grass. 

Then a homestead among farms, 
And a woman with bare arms, 

Drawing water from a well; 
As the bucket mounts apace, 
With it mounts her own fair face, 

As at some magician's spell. 

Then an old man in a tower 
Ringing loud the noontide hour, 

While the rope coils round and round. 
Like a serpent at his feet, 
And again in swift retreat 

Almost lifts him from the ground. 


Ships rejoicing in the breeze, 
Wrecks that float o'er unknown seas, 

Anchors dragged thro' faithless sand ; 
Sea-fog drifting overhead. 
And with lessening line and lead 

Sailors feeling for the land. 

All these scenes do I behold, 
These, and many left untold. 

In that building long and low; 
While the wheels go round and round, 
With a drow^sy, dreamy sound. 

And the spinners backward go. " 


{Avi memorantue avo rum.) 
'The grandfathers, of grandfathers, are remembered." 


Dudley Leavitt was born in Exeter, N. H., May 23, 1772, and 
died September 15, 1851. He married Judith Glidden, who 
was born in Gilmanton, N. H., March 13, 1778, and died March 
20, 1853. Their children: 

Betsy (Elisabeth) b. June 20, 1795; d. May 16, 1858; m. 

Joseph Bartlett of Meredith, N. H. 
Isaac b. June 17, 1797; d. March 2, 1798. j 

Isaac b. Dec. 31, 1798; d. Nov. 8, 1881. 
Enos b. Jan. 30, 1801; d. June 6, 1819. 

JosiAH b. Dec. 13, 1802; d. Nov. 3, 1837; m. Patience Canney. 
Judith b. April 8, 1805; ^- Nov. 15, 1813. 
Jane b. June 29, 1807; d. March, 1851. She m. Rev. John 

Seymour, and was a missionary among the Indians; 

they had a daughter, who was the first white girl born in 

what today is the state of Minnesota. 
Dudley b. June 19, 1810; d. Jan. 7, 1842. 
Mary Ann b. March 25, 1813; d. July 4, 1842; m. Josiah 

Prescott. . '^U'^'. i'6't'C' . 

Judith b. Sept. 24, 1815; d. March 21, 1846; m^ Rev. John (r', \\sW^ue"5, 

Taylor Jones. They were missionaries to Siam. Mr. 

Jones was the first man to translate Scripture into Siamese. 

His wife, Judith (Leavitt) Jones was sick, and as they were 

returning to America, she died on the way home, and 

was buried at sea. They had a daughter, Lavilla, b. 

July 16, 1818, d. July 21, 1855. She m. Charles Prescott. 

Isaac (Dudley Leavitt and Judith Glidden) married Sarah 
Huse Smith (Capt. Elisha Smith, Nicholas, Nicholas, Nicholas, 
Robert). He was born August 7, 1803, and died July 29, 1893. 
Their children: 

^ Arthur Eastman b. Feb. 7, 1831 ; d. Feb. 18, 1911. 
•v^ Huldah Jane b. June 23, 1836. 

Z Lavina Smith Leavitt was born August 22, 1843, and died 
September i, 1889. She married Ezra Dixi Neal, January 7, 
1 87 1. (See Neals.) 

Arthur Eastman Leavitt (Isaac, Dudley) married Elisabeth 
Drew, Their children : 


Eddie C. d. young. 
Alice M. 
Marion S. 



John Leavitt, tailor of Dorchester, Mass., 1634, was admitted 
Freeman, March 3, 1635-6. He removed to Hingham, Mass., 
and was deacon of church, town officer, deputy. He married 
Mary Lovitt; she died, and he married, December 16, 1646, 
Sarah, daughter of Edward Gilman. 

In an ancient burying-ground in Hingham, Mass., was a 
gravestone with this inscription: "Here lyeth buried y Body 
of Deacon John Leavitt, d November y"^ 20, 1691, born in Eng 
in 1608, was the ancestor of all the Leavitts in that part of the 
country. Two sons Moses and Samuel, settled in Exeter. 
Moses is said to have been b in Exeter Aug 12-1650. m Doro- 
thy Dudley, Oct 26-1681, of Exeter, N. H. he d there in 1731." 
Moses lived in Stratham, N. H. 

Dudley Leavitt, or "Master Leavitt" was known from the fact 
that he was one of the most noted schoolmasters of his day. 
He was born in Exeter, N. H., May 23, 1772, and was from the 
fourth generation of John Leavitt the tailor, and Moses Leavitt, 
who married Dorothy Dudley. She was from Gov. Thomas 
Dudley; thus we see where Dudley Leavitt inherited back some 
generations for his scholarship. It shows the old adage "Blood 
will tell." Some historians claim "Master Leavitt" only at- 
tended school three months, yet another claims he was in Har- 

In the early part of the eighteenth century, he taught school 
many winters, and young people went from far and near for 
instruction. He gave rewards of merit, for good work, of his 
own make, consisting of animals and mythical subjects, done 
in water colors, in a crude way, but nevertheless quite attract- 
ive to the young eye of that period. He was very neat in his 
work, as you can see by the illustrations contained in this Record, 
which are facsimiles of the original that he gave my father. Smith 
Neal, as showing his good work in studies. These were given 
him about 1820. Dudley Leavitt married Judith Glidden of 
Gilmanton, N. H., when he was 22 years old. They moved co 
Meredith, in 1806, where he located on a farm three-fourths 
of a mile from the lake. He died suddenly September 15, 1851. 
Their issue was eleven children, nine grew up. 

They had a son Isaac who married Sarah Smith (sister to 



Christopher Smith and daughter of Captain EHsha Smith, see 
Smiths), of New Hampton, N. H. Their daughter, Huldah 
Leavitt and her brother's family live on the old home place. 
A son of Arthur Leavitt, Dudley, residing there, is often alluded 
to as the "weather man," although he never made any special 
study of weather conditions. 

Since the Leavitt Almanac passed from the hands of the 
founder, it has been edited by a relative, William B. Leavitt, 

Dudley Leavitt 

who has died, leaving many manuscripts, yet probably this 
famous publication will soon pass into another's hands. 

"Old Master Leavitt" was noted as a mathematician, astron- 
omer, and well versed on navigation; he also studied many lan- 
guages. His "Meredith Academick School" was opened in 
August, 1 8 19, where he taught until he was 74 years old. 

Master Leavitt was noted for his politeness; I have often 
heard my father tell how he would rebuke a scholar, if he was 
unruly. His pupils came from far and near. The Leavitt 
Almanac is still published, and many families consider that it 


is law on the weather. Tradition states he was not a church 
member, and rather sceptical on religious views. On one occa- 
sion at an evening prayer meeting, his wife made a fervent 
prayer that her husband might be saved. After she closed, 
Dudley Leavitt arose and said, "We read in God's word, that 
the unbelieving husband shall be justified by the prayers of the 
believing wife," put on his hat and walked out. 

A Sketch by Huldah J. Leavitt, Grand-daughter of Dudley 
Leavitt and a Descendant of the Dudleys 

The statements about Grandfather Leavitt are correct. 
Grandfather was not a church member, neither was he sceptical. 
The anecdote about his wife's prayer one evening that her hus- 
band might be saved was true. It occurred in the home of a 
near neighbor. But it always seemed to me that grandfather 
was the better Christian of the two. Two of my grandparents' 
daughters were missionaries. Aunt Jane married Rev. John L. 
Seymour, and was with the Indians many years. Once when 
the whites had cheated the Indians, the latter threatened to 
kill the missionaries, and Aunt Jane and Uiicle Seymour sat up 
all night expecting to be murdered. Fortunately a heavy thun- 
der shower came up and the thunder and lightning were terrific. 
The Indians came the next morning without their war paint, 
and told the missionaries the Great Spirit was angry with them 
for threatening their lives. Aunt Judith became the second 
wife of Rev. John Taylor Jones and went to Siam with him. 
Aunt had consumption after a few years and her doctors told 
her nothing would save her life unless she returned to America. 
Mr. Jones took her and their little daughter and sailed for Amer- 
ica. Aunt grew worse and died on the passage and they were 
obliged to bury her at sea in the ocean. Dear little Martha, 
their only child, used to say "I haven't any mother, they put 
her in the ocean." 

My nephew Dudley Leavitt is a good "weather man." We 
often ask him what he thinks the weather will be the next day, 
and his answer is almost invariably correct. 

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Reproduction of " Reward of Merit," Painted by " Master 
Leavitt," for Smith Neal of Meredith, N. H., for Scholar- 
ship, ABOUT 1820 


Dudley Coat of Arms, Barony March 23, 1643-4, Chequy, or an az, a 
bend, erm. Crest, out of a ducal coronet or, a lion's head, az. Supporters, 
two angels, ppr, hair and wings or, under robes sanguine, uppermost az. 

Motto, Comme je fus (As I have been). 

Seats, Himley Hall, Dudley County, Stafford, Eng. Wildey Court, Stour- 
port County, Worcester, Crogen, near Corwen County, Merioneth and Inver 
Lodge, Maam Cross County, Galway. 

Lineage, John Sutton, first Lord Dudley, son of John de Sutton of Dudley 
Castle, and Margaret, his wife, daughter of Roger de Somery of Dudley 
Castle. He was created a Baron by writ February 25, 1341-2. He married, 
1329, Isabella, daughter of Lord Cherlton, who died November 23, 1359, 
having by his wife John, second Lord Dudley. He had descendants down to 
Edward, sixth Lord Dudley, born 1400, then the seventh John Lord Dudley 
and down to William Humble, tenth Lord Dudley, in holy orders, born Jan- 
uary 9, 1 78 1, thence down to William, first Earl of Dudley, born March 27, 

There was a crescent in the dexter chief, of the escutcheon, that signified 
they descended from the second son of the Baron Dudley. 



Governor Thomas Dudley was of a family descended from the 
Barons of Dudley. He was born in 1576, an only son of Captain 
Roger Dudley, a warrior slain in brttle when his son and daughter 
were very young. Capt. Roger Dudley's wife was a relative 
of Sir Augustine Nicolls, of Faxon Kent, keeper of the Great Seal 
to Prince Charles. 

Not having much of a heritage except blood, he was befriended 
by a lady, and served as a page, later he acquired much skill 
in law. At 20 years of age, Queen Elisabeth sent him on a Cap- 
tain's Commission, where he led a large company to the siege of 
Amiens, in Picardy. On his return he married; later he became 
a zealous Puritan. For some years he was steward to fourth 
Earl of Lincoln, until 1630, when the spirit of persecution arose 
against the Nonconformists. He then came to the deserts of 
America for the sake of liberty. 

Before leaving England, he was chosen Assistant and Deputy 

Governor of Massachusetts Colony, John Winthrop, Esq., being 

Governor. He was esteemed for his piety, justice, and zeal. 

He died at Roxbury, Mass., in 1653. Of his issue of eight 

• children, only one son was born in England. 

^^ In 1623 he married Governor Winthrop's daughter Mary. 
'They moved to Ipswich, Mass., in 1635, later to Salisbury. 

About 1649, he was a temporary preacher in Portsmouth, 
N. H.; the next year he settled as minister of Exeter, N. H. He 
did much to improve the morals of the community. The town 
granted him 600 acres of land near the Great Hill, since called 
Brentwood. He died in 1682, is buried in a yard west of road 
leading from" the Court House to Newmarket, N. H., where 
stands an old tombstone supposed to be his, but the inscription 
is gone. One of the descendants joined the Friends or Quakers. 

A parcel of verse found in the pocket of Thomas Dudley, 
Governor of Massachusetts Colony, born 1576, in Northampton, 
*^. IL., son of Capt. Roger Dudley: 

1 " Dimme eyes, deaf ears, cold stomach shew 

' My dissolution is in view, 

Eleven times seven near lived have I 

And now God calls, I willing die. 

My shuttle's shut, my race is run, ^ 

My sun is set, my deed is done, 


My span is measured, my tale is told, 

My flowers faded and grown old. 

My life is vanished, shadows fled, 

My soul's with Christ, my body dead. 

Farewell, dear wife, children and friends 

Hate heresy, make blessed ends. 

Bear poverty, live with good men, 

So shall we meet with joy again. 

Let men of God, in Courts and Churches wale 

O'er such as do a toleration hatch. 

Least y« ill egg bring forth a cockatrice. 

To pay you all with heresy and vice. 

If men be left and otherwise combine. 

Mine epitaph's — I did no hurt to thine." 

Captain Roger Dudley ^ who in early life "was slain in the 
wars" (in England about 1586-88 probably at the time of the 
Catholic succession under Queen Elisabeth), left two sons. 
One was Gov. Thomas Dudley, born in 1576, at Nottingham, 
Eng., and died in 1633, at Roxbury, Mass.; second Governor of 
Massachusetts Bay Colony. His oldest son was Rev. Samuel 
Dudley, born 1606, at Nottingham, Eng., settled at Exeter, 
N. H., 1650, and died there 1683 after an approved ministry of 
33 years. His first wife was Mary Winthrop, daughter of 
Governor Winthrop. They had a daughter Dorothy who 
married Moses Leavitt. 

An Interesting Item in Regard to Rev. Dudley Leavitt 
The Dan vers Church Records of 1747 record a church row, 
May 19 — "A church meeting was called to consider y^ petition 
of Cap* John Gardner and wife to be dismissed from y® chh in 
Salem, Mass under Mr Leavits Ministery; the church proposed 
voting, that the chh was under scandalous imputation, at least 
suspicious of having broken y*' Rules of y" Gospel & y^ Order of 
the Churches, and to dismiss any of the members to y^ copi- 
munion until they have cleared up a good understanding with 
the sister Churches. It had been rumored that some of the 
members had consult reputed Witches, of Fortune Tellers, 
which was impious and scandalous, and a violation of y*' Chris- 
tian Cov* sealed in Baptism; none were found guilty, only sus- 
pected, and y'' Pastor publickly gave his disapprobation of the 
ungodly practice of consulting them. 

Rev. Dudley Leavitt." 


Coat of Arms, A demi-lion, rampant ar, in dexter a sprig, vert. 


By Felicia Hemans 
The breaking waves dashed high 

On a stern and rock-bound coast, 
And the woods against a stormy sky 

Their giant branches toss'd; 

And the heavy night hung dark 

The hills and water o'er, 
When a band of exiles moored their bark 

On the wild New England shore. 

Not as the flying come 

In silence and in fear; — 
They shook the depths of the forest gloom 

With their hymns of lofty cheer. 

Not as the conqueror comes, 

They, the true-hearted, came; 
Not with the roll of the stirring drums. 

And the trumpet that sings of fame; 

Amidst the storm they sang. 

And the stars heard and the sea; 
And the sounding aisles of the dim woods rang 

To the anthem of the free! 

The ocean-eagle soared 

From his nest by the white wave's foam; 
And the rocking pines of the forest roared — 

This was their welcome home! 

There were men with hoary hair 

Amidst that pilgrim band; — - 
Why had they come to wither there. 

Away from their childhood's land? 

There was woman's fearless eye. 

Lit by her deep love's truth; 
There was manhood's brow serenely high, 

And the fiery heart of youth. 

What sought they thus afar? — • 

Bright jewels of the mine? 
The wealth of seas, the spoils of war?— 

They sought a faith's pure shrine! 

-Ay, call it holy ground. 

The soil where first they trod — 
They have left unstained what there they found, — 
Freedom to worship God. 

Note. — Mr. and Mrs. D. W. Plumer suggested that Mrs. Heman's poem, 
"The Landing of The Pilgrim Fathers," shows much of the suffering and 
hardships that the grandparents of our grandparents endured for their descend- 
ants of this and days preceding these. 


In 1 63 1, England was over populated, and the labor troubles 
were frequent. The ship-tax, levied in 1635-7, caused many to 
flee beyond the sea, from in and around Suffolk, Eng. At Clare, 
nine miles from Sudbury, John Plumer was rated as gone beyond 
the seas, to avoid the tyranny of ship-tax. 

Samuel Bidfield Will, 12:3:1659 

I giue unto my wife, my dwelling house, and yard with the out house, in the 
yard during her life, p''uided she stay in the Cuntry, and keepe the sayde house 
in repare; and after her decease or going out of the Cuntrie into England, my 
will is, saide house shall fall to Samuel Plumer, my grand-child, and to his 
heires. If he dye with out issue it shall goe to the next son, and his heires; 
and so on to the rest successively; Unto my wife, 40 £ and halfe the household 
goods; the other halfe to bee devided to my two daus children, that is to say 
Samuel Plumer, John Plumer, Ephraim Plumer, Mary Plumer, John Steuns, 
Samuel Sreuns. 

Unto my son Samuel Plumer, all my wareing cloths, both linell and wollin, 
and to William Densdale, my joynter, axes, orders, and all my tooles, w*^ on 
coat and pare of britches. 

My wife executrix, and James Penn, and Samuel Plumer, overseers. 


Madott Enges 
Nathaniel Williams 
Who deposed Sept. 20, 1660. 

Joseph Plumer, Newport, May 11, 1670, admitted freeman. 

Joseph Plumer, of Newbury, admitted freeman, age 23 years, 
in 1678. 

Joseph Plumer was taken prisoner from the BrigDalton Decem- 
ber 24, 1776; he was of the crew. "This prison was situated on 
a promontory, projecting into the sound, between Plymouth Eng 
and Plymouth Dock," two prominent towns, formerly there 
stood windmills on this eminence called "Mill Hill." Tradition 
states that one of the mills was built in Queen Ann's time. 

Taxes under Governor Andros, of Newbury, Mass., 1688, was 
Jos. Plumer's son, his Invoyes, August 1688, was 2 heads, 2 
houses, 14 acres plow land, 24 acres meadow, 10 acres pasture, i 
horse, 2 oxen, 4 cows, 3 three year olds, 3 two year olds, 20 sheep, 
2 hogs. 

Joseph Plumer, Jr., August 1688, Invoyes, i head himself, i 
horse, 2 oxen, 4 cows, 2 two year olds cattle, 12 sheep, 2 hogs. 

Joseph Plumer of Newbury, Mass., son of Joseph Plumer, 


married in 1685, Hannah, daughter of Captain Benjamin Swett. 
Their children: 

Samuel b. May 4, 1686. 

Abigal b. Dec. 11, 1687. 

Miriam b. Jan. 16, 1691. 

Aaron b. Jan. 16, 1693. 

Eleanor b. Jan. 29, 1694. 

Joseph b. Jan. 12, 1695. ■ 



Hannah. , 




Benjamin Plumer, took oath of allegiance, at Newbury, Mass., 
in 1678; was 22 years old, and settled in Glastenburg, Conn. 

Sarah Adams, who married Benjamin Plumer, was a descend- 
ant of Robert Adams, lineally descended from John "Ap" Adams, 
of Somersetshire, who married Elisabeth, daughter of John Lord 
Gourney, Baron of the Realm, from 1296 to 1307. 

From Plumer Line 

"Broken by the share of every rustic plough; 
So perish monuments of mortal birth, 
So perish all in turn, save well recorded worth." 

In an old Cemetery, at Oldtown, Newbury, Mass., is this 







WHO DIED dec" 24 

1774 IN THE 35 YEAR 






y'^ 27TH, 1726 

IN y""" 59 YEAR 


Benjamin Plumer's will of Portsmouth, N. H., Province of 
New Hampshire, in New England, May 7, 1740, was proved in 
London, Eng. 

Benjamin Plumer was appointed Collector of Piscataway, in 
New England, Feb. 11, 1736. 

The New Hampshire Provincial Papers, Vol. IV, page 864, 
is a letter recommending him as a gentleman of good sense, 
and of a very good family, and good circumstances. He was 
an Englishman sent over to the New England Colony as Col- 

Married in New Castle, N. H., November 30, 1790, Mr. Ben- 
jamin Plumer. 


Jonathan Plumer, of Dover, N. H., witnessed a will in 1706. 
Also, in 1712, he witnessed the will of Joshua Furber. 

Hannah Plumer, Dafter of Daniel Plumer, by wife Sarah, was 
born April 25, 1722. 

Sarah, wife of Daniel Plumer, was baptized August 9, 1724. 

Benjamin Plumer, son of Daniel Plumer, of Dover, N. H., 
was born June 3, 1728. 

Mary Dole was born September 13, 1731, and married Samuel 
Plumer, April 8, 1755. They were the parents of Governor 

Ebenezer Plumer, son of Daniel Plumer, was baptized April, 


Daniel and Richard Plumer signed a petition in Dover, N. H., 

Richard Plumer, of Dover, was among the training men, in 

Daniel Plumer, Jr., grandson of Samuel of Epping, N. H., in 

Col. Daniel Plumer, born 1740, was brother of Governor 
Plumer. He died in Epping, N. H., March 16, 1821. He was 
a son of Samuel Plumer, Esq., who died in 1803, age 81 years. 
Col. Daniel left a widow and three sons. 

Daniel Plumer of Rowley, Mass., in 1740, was a partner of the 
"Land Bank" of the Province of Massachusetts Bay; this land 
bank was a bank intended to establish currency on security on 
real estate, but fell through. Also, David Plumer was a partner 
of Gloucester, Mass. 


Thomas Plumer, of Rochester, N. H., was baptized March lo, 
1812, aged 72 years. 

Daniel Plumer was in the Cochecho Parish, Dover, N. H.; also 

Samuel Plumer was of Newtown, in 1743. 

Daniel Plumer was of Newtown, now Dover, in 1743. 

Rich 'J Plumer, age 24 years, of Dover, N. H., was mustered 
from Province of New Hampshire, ag^* Louisberg. 

Samuel Plumer was in Hampstead, N. H., in 1746. 

Jn° Plumer and wife renewed their covenant, and baptized 
their daughter Elisabeth, October 28, 1748. 

Jonathan Plumer was of Boscawen, N. H., in 1748-58. 

David and John Plumer were residents of Stratham, N. H., 
in 1748. 

Daniel Plumer drew land in Wakefield, Mass., in 1749. 

Daniel Plumer was of Dover, N. H., in 1753. 

Samuel Plumer was a grantee of land in Unity, N. H., in 1767. 

Benjamin Plumer's estate was in controversy, in Portsmouth 
N. H., between the wife and children, on account of her marriage, 
in 1768. 

William Plumer was of Portsmouth, N. H., in 1762. 

Samuel Plumer, and son Dodavah, were baptized June 17, 
1764, in Dover, N. H. 

John Plumer was among the training men of Dover, in 1768 . 

Jesse Plumer was born in Newbury, Mass., February 6, 1768. 

Ebenezer Plumer, son of Samuel and wife, was baptized in 
Rochester, N. H., November 26, 1769. 

Samuel Plumer, son of Samuel and wife, was baptized in 
Rochester, N. H., August 6, 1770. 

Ebenezer Plumer drew land in New Durham, N. H., in 1770. 

Benole Plumer and James Wilson were of Londonderry, in 

Jno Plumer, Esq., granted town of Success, near Shelburn, in 


Nathan Plumer was born in Newbury, Mass., in 1772. 
Joseph Plumer was born in Londonderry, N. H., in 1774. 
Abel Plumer went from Rowley to Londonderry, in 1775. 
Joseph Plumer was mustered into service "June y*^ 22, 1778." 
Stephen Plumer was born in Sanbornton, N. H., in 1779. 
Another branch from Francis Plumer, was John Plumer, a 


judge for many years. He had two sons, Joseph and Bard, who 
settled in Rochester, N. H., in 1780. 

John Plumer was of Rochester, N. H., in 1784. 

Samuel Plumer was of Danville, in 1785. 

Joseph Plumer was of Rochester, N. H., 1785-1802. 

Daniel Plumer was of Londonderry, N. H.; was accidentally 
drowned in Portsmouth, N. H., April 15, 1786. 

Nathan Plumer was of Londonderry, N. H., in 1786. 

Samuel and William Plumer were of Epping, N. H., in 1791. 

Jesse, Moses, Amos, Nathan, Joseph Plumer, were of Meredith, 
N. H., in 1784, and in 1797, Jesse, Jr., Plumer, signed a petition 
for the incorporation of the Baptist Society, which was sent to 
Concord, N. H. 

Governor William Plummer Branch 
Ffrauncis Plummer was one of the early settlers of Newbury, 
Mass. He died there January 17, 1673. His son, Samuel 
Plumer, was born in England, 1619. This Samuel's fourth son, 
Sylvanus, born 1658, was admitted Freeman in 1690. He mar- 
ried Sarah, daughter of Samuel Moody. Their second son, 
Samuel, born 1685, married Mary Dole, April 8, 1755. This is 
the ancestry of Governor Plumer. The Governor married Sarah 
Fowler, of Ipswich, Mass. He had two brothers and several 
sisters; one brother, Daniel, married Sarah, daughter of Simon 
Drake, of Epping, N. H., and one married Col. Daniel Cilley, 
of Epsom, N. H. The Governor had several sons, no daughters. 
Hon. William Plumer, of Epping, died December 22, 1850, 
aged 92, he was a Revolutionary soldier, born in Newbury. He 
moved with his father to Epping, in 1768. He was a great 
student, a lawyer, and one of the members of the convention 
that formed the present Constitution of New Hampshire. In 
1 812, he was elected Governor of New Hampshire, and was first 
President of the New Hampshire Historical Society. 


Ffrauncis Plumer was born in 1594, and came from Woolwich, 
or Wales, a division of Great Britain noted for its rare attractions 
of beautiful scenery, about 1633. 

The law was at that period, that each person that transported 
himself and family at his own expense to America, was granted 


fifty acres of land, and this grant was in Newbury, Mass., and 
an additional 200 acres for every fifty pounds he invested in com- 
mon cattle. Some of this land that was granted to Francis 
Plumer is still in the Plumer family of his descendants. 

September i, 1629, Ffrauncis Plumer was licensed to keep an 
Ordinary (tavern) in Newbury, Mass. He died in Newbury, 
January 17, 1673. He was one of the original grantees of the 
town. He brought his wife, Ruth, and three children. Tradi- 
tion states that they landed on the north bank of the Quatcacun- 
quen river (Parker) through Plum Island Sound, and that Plumer 
was the second person to step on land, followed by his wife and 
two sons, Samuel and Joseph. He was a weaver of linen by 
trade. Five of his descendants, bearing his name, have been 
members of Congress. One of them, George, son of Jonathan, 
was the first white child born in Pennsylvania. Branches of the 
family are said to be in every state in the Union. This Francis 
Plumer and family sailed from Ipswich, England. Ruth, the 
first wife, died August 18, 1646. He married, second, March 31, 
1648, Widow Ann Palmer, who died October 18, 1665. He 
married, third, Beatrice, widow of William Cantlebury, of Salem, 
Mass. He died January 17, 1673, aged 71. Another record 
states he married Mary Blodgett, when she was 28 years old. 

Francis Plumer and wife, and two sons, were in Newbury, 
Mass., in 1633. Joseph and Samuel were born in England in 
1619; they had daughters born in Newbury, Hannah and Mary. 

Francis Plumer was admitted Freeman March 4, 1633, and 
Joseph was admitted in 1670, of Newburyport, Mass. Joseph 
Plumer was a soldier in King Philip's war, February 29, 1675-6. 
(From the Mass. Archives.) He was allowed four pounds credit 
for service, was enlisted in Capt. Prentice's Troopers. On the 
back of the list was written "Capt. Prentises 73 Troopers," also 
" Capt. Appletons Troope contained Joseph Plumer." Ten of 
the troop were under Plumer. 

A writer in Drakes "Old Indian Cronicle," relates that on one 
occasion Capt. Prentice's troop took fifty-five Indians, killed ten, 
burnt 150 wigwams. He had four of his own men killed and 
wounded in "Pomhams Country," January 31, 1676. 

From "Essex Institute," Francis Plumer's son, Samuel, born 
in England, in 1619, was granted land in Newbury, in 1642. He 
married Mary, daughter of Samuel and Elisabeth Bitfield, prob- 


ably of Boston, Mass. Samuel Plumer and Samuel Bitfield were 
important citizens of Newbury, holding many important offices, 
the latter colonial, legal, and town offices. Several pages are 
devoted to these two men in the Essex Institute wills, transfer of 
property, etc. Children of Samuel Plumer and Elisabeth Bit- 
field Plumer: 

Samuel b. April 20, 1647. 
Mary b. Feb. 8, 1650. 
John b. May 11, 1652. 
Ephraim b. Sept. 16, 1655. 
Hannah b. Feb. 16, 1657. 
Sylvanus b. Feb. 22, 1658. 
Ruth b. Aug. 7, 1660. 
Elisabeth b. Oct. 19, 1662. 
Deborah b. March 13, 1665. 
Joshua b. July 2, 1668, \ . 
Lydia b. July 2, 1668, / ^^^"''• 

Bathshua b. July 31, 1670. He ran the ferry over the 

Samuel Plumer and Mary Bitfield had a son: 

Joshua b. July 2, 1668 (twin of Lydia); m. Elisabeth, 
daughter of Richard and Sarah (Greenleaf) Dole, Nov. 6, 

Nathaniel Plumer, son of Joshua and Elisabeth (Greenleaf) 
Dole, was born June 19, 1708. He married Mary Stevens, who 
died in 1745. Their children: 

Jesse b. Sept. 18, 1740. 
Abigal b. Jan. 24, 1745. 

Nathaniel Plumer married, second, Mary Greenleaf, October 
5,1750. Their children: 

Judith b. Sept. 14, 1751. 
Ruth b. March 15, 1755. 
Amos b. April 7, 1756. 

Nathaniel Plumer enlisted in Continental service for three 
years, 1777-8 from Londonderry, N. H. 

The New Hampshire and Massachusetts Genealogical Records, 
give no clue to the parentage of Jesse Plumer. Many historians 
have failed to find any trace of him, but Mr. Eben Little, of New- 
buryport, Mass. has recently found the ancestry in the Essex 


Institute wills and transfers of property, and the credit is due 
him for these dates and ancestry of Jesse Plumer. 

Jesse Plumer, son of Nathaniel Plumer and Mary Stevens, was 
born September i8, 1740. He married Sarah, daughter of Benja- 
min and Hannah (Bartlett) Merrill, of Newbury, Mass., Septem- 
ber 13, 1763, and they lived in Londonderry, N. H., then moved 
to what was called by the Indians, Crotch town (Sanborn Town), 
from its position in the fork of the two rivers. She died in Mere- 
dith, N. H., August 15, 1824. He died December 26, 1824. 

History states there was quite a controversy about establishing 
the boundary of Sanborn Town, and whether the Massachusetts 
line should extend to that limit or not. Belknap states the line 
was established by the Lords of Council of London. It seems a 
cavalcade was formed from Boston to Salisbury, and Gov. John 
Endicott rode up there in state, attended by a troop of horse, 
which has been described, to see if the bounds of Massachusetts 
should extend to Aquedockton, the junction of the two rivers; 
where the pine-tree was spotted thirteen years previous on San- 
born Town soil. 

Runnells quotes this following "pasquinade in an assumed 
Hibernian style " : . . 

Dear Paddy, you ne'er did behold such a sight, 

You in all, your born days saw, nor I didn't neither. 

So many fine horses and men ride togather, 

At the head, the lower house trotted togather two in a row, 

Then all the higher house pranced after the low; 

Then the Governors coach galloped on like wind, 

And the last that came foremost were troopers behind 

But I fear it means no good to your neck or mine 

For they say tis to fix a right place for the Massachusetts line. 

Several settlers from the lower town of the state went up there 
and settled. Jesse Plumer moved to Sanbornton in 1779, into 
the Woodman House, on the "Ministers Great Lot," No. 76 on 
the original plat of Sanbornton, what is at present Sanbornton 

About three years later he moved to near the line between San- 
bornton and Meredith, N. H., and there made what has since 
been known as the Plumer Home; he married Sarah Merrill (see 
Merrills) and died December 26, 1824. Their children: 

Nathaniel b. May 29, 1764; d. June 13, 1853; m. Su- 
sannah, daughter of Rev. Nicholas Folsom. 


Moses b. Oct. 20, 1765, in Newbury, Mass.; d. June 14, 
1859; m. Nancy Fox, Sept. 10, 1808. 

Molly b. Nov. 27, 1766, in Newbury; m. Capt. Elisha Piper. 

Jesse b. Feb. 6, 1768, in Newbury; d. Oct. 23, 1839, in 

Amos b. Sept. 11, 1769, in Newbury; d. June 17, 1850. 

Nathan b. Oct. 3, 1772, in Newbury; d. July 5, 1850. 

Joseph b. Oct. 28, 1774 (the Hermit), in Londonderry, 
N. H., d. Dec. 3, 1863, in Meredith, N. H. (See the 

Parker b. May 20, 1777; d. Dec. 12, 1861, in Sanbornton, 
N. H. 

Stephen b. March 14, 1779; d. June 26, 1858, in Sanborn- 
ton, N. H. 

Richard b. June 10, 1781, d. Jan. 28, 1861. 

Sarah b. April 2"], 1783; m. John Folsom. 

The united ages of this family of children at the death of the 
first was over 556 years. 

Jesse, Jr., Plumer (Jesse, Nathaniel, Joshua, Samuel, Francis) 
married Sarah Pearson, who was born January 18, 1778, daughter 
of Taylor Pearson and Mary Leavitt (sister of Dudley Leavitt). 
Their children: 

William b. June 8, 1800; m. Elisabeth Eaton. ' 

Benjamin Franklin b. Aug. 16, 1802; m. Hannah Wilson, 

of Holderness. 
Nancy b. July 23, 1804; m. Nathaniel Eastman, second, 

Chase Jaques. 
Hannah b. Oct. 31, 1806; m. John C. Gove. 
Mark b. Feb. 19, 1809; m. Nancy Clark, daughter of John 

Clark, of Campton. 
Sophia b. Sept. 26, 181 1 ; d. aged 22 years. 
Jonathan Pearson b. Nov. 6, 1815; d. aged 3 years. 

The Hermit of Meredith Hill 
(From Reminiscences of the Laconia Democrat) 

Joseph Plumer, the far-famed hermit of Meredith Hill, was 
born in Londonderry, N. H., October 28, 1774. His parents, 
Jesse Plumer and Sally (Pearson), soon after his birth moved to 
Sanbornton, N. H., with six children. They were respected 
people, and reared a family of eleven children — Moses, Nathaniel, 
Jesse, Amos, Nathan, Joseph, Stephen, Parker, Sally, and Polly. 
They were all persons of good standing. 

Joseph was peculiar from a child ; he did not care to associate 



with the family and spent most of his time alone; if a stranger 
came suddenly upon him he would dodge under a bed or into some 
dark corner. He attended school and got a good district school 
education of his time. In 1795, when he was about 21 years old, 
he bought seven acres of land at the foot of Meredith Hill, and 
there built a log hut in the solitary forest. He built a barn some 
thirty feet square, and had an ox which he used in a cart harnessed 
as we do a horse, reining him by the horns. Later he owned 


Old Hermit House 

another tract of land of 43 acres. He was ingenious, he had a 
foot lathe and a good supply of tools; he made baskets, chairs, 
tubs, wooden scales, violins and played on them. 

In 1826, a severe storm swept down over Meredith Hill, which 
overflowed Salmon brook, a stream near his home. He at- 
tempted to get out in the night, but had to return to his barn. 
The water washed away his house when he fled from the lowlands 
to the top of the hill in the tempest. He was so alarmed that he 
at once moved his home to his other lot nearly a mile distant, out 
of the reach of the brook. There he built a house about fifteen 
feet square, of logs doweled together, tightened with mortar. 


The new house was in the forest, near the line between Meredith 
and Sanbornton, not far from the so-called Plumer Road. The 
house did not have any windows, except a hole in the garret, 
which he closed with a board. There was one door, about four 
feet high and three feet wide, with a trapdoor in front of it so 
that any one who might enter without his permission would tum- 
ble into the cellar. The chimney was built of stone with scythes 
edge turned upward, protruding to prevent people from coming 
down the chimney on him unexpectedly. He had no steps to 
enter his house which was two feet above the ground. The house 
had one room, and a ladder upon which to ascend into the cham- 
ber. His bedstead was made of spruce poles, worked out and put 
together, with boards for the sides, ends, and bottom — a box on 
legs — with scanty bedclothes. His fireplace was of the ancient 
kind and his wood was in long sticks which he run into the fire 
endwise, pushing the sticks in as fast as they were consumed. 
His diet was very plain and he used little meat, except what he 
took in the woods. Wild meat, fish, roots and herbs, potatoes, 
and corn bread of his own making, comprised his diet. Occasion- 
ally he made a wheat cake, patting it down in a spider, for which 
he constantly wet a spoon with his tongue to pat it down. He 
baked his potatoes in an old teakettle, cooking up quite a supply 
at a time and ate them cold. In the proper season he used much 
mustard, making a meal of the green leaves. He had great faith 
in herbs as a preventive of disease, and he kept brimstone in his 
house also to prevent disease. He made a mill to grind his corn, 
kept a strict account of his expenses, and said it cost him about 
thirteen cents a week to live. He had a small box, and in the 
center of the inside of the cover was a spot marked. In this box 
he kept two kernels of corn of different colors. When a matter of 
doubt occured to him, he would shake this box, turn it over, and 
if the kernel nearest the spot was that which was distinguished to 
signify do, the thing would be done, otherwise not. His niece 
at one time asked him to give or sell her a rolling-pin. He shook 
the box and the corn told him not to give; he shook it again and 
it told him not to sell, so his niece went home without the rolling- 
pin. This illustrates his mode of solving doubtful questions. 
He had an orchard and made his cider by hand. He raised 
tobacco and made snuff, tapped his trees and made his maple 
sugar, which he sold to visitors. He had an apparatus in the 



house for weighing his visitors — steelyards suspended from a 
beam with a sort of hoop attached in which the person sat. He 
had a large stack of wood piled up as high as a barn, with sticks 
five or six feet long. He made candles, but seldom used them. 
His cabin contained many curious things which this ingenious 
solitary tenant of the forest made. In the early days of his 
hermitage, he kept a small stock of cattle but gradually reduced 
them to a single steer, which he used for work and carriage, rein- 
ing him by the horns. This animal became after some years 
afraid of every one but the hermit himself, and he had to give 
up driving him on the road. For a quarter of a century before 
his death he had no animal on the place. 

It was quite a resort in his later life for the young people, and 
he would receive them cordially and treat them to cider and 
apples. His home became quite a place for strangers to visit, to 
see the hermit. He was shrewd enough to make a penny by the 
sale of his wares, and the use of his weighing machine, for lady 
visitors, yet he watched strangers with an eagle eye; when he 
went from home he carried a sort of cane for defence, one end 
armed with an iron spear. He was sharp in a trade, quick in 
figures, read history, and a great Bible student, having much of 
it at his tongue's end. The students of theology at the New 
Hampton Literary Institution would often resort to his home to 
discourse on the Bible. His eye was undimmed to the last, and 
he could see to read plainly when he died, at 88 years, as well as 
in his prime. 

He never read newspapers, and one of the greatest trials of his 
life was the laying out of a new road over his land. He wrote 
some verses fiercely denouncing turnpikes and railroads, and 
what we ought to hate is riding free horses to death, and wasting 
time and property, for fear we shall have something left when we 
die. These are some of his verses: 

Iron stoves and wooden clocks, 
, Awful storms and dismal shocks. 

Railroads and turnpikes through the land. 
Forebodes destruction near at hand. 

But who can make the people see, 
If blind as bats they choose to be. 
Deaf as an adder, they appear. 
The truth they cannot bear to hear. 


Devil's lies they much esteem, 
Because it suits their wicked scheme; 
His hook is baited with deceit, 
And they no doubt will bite the bait. 

Then oflF to fly in vain they try. 

Like fish that from the hook would fly, 

The barbed hook will not let go 

But draws them down to endless woe. 

He became much attached to his sister's son, and when he died 
he went to the grave, but not into the church, where the service 
was held. This was the only time he ever attended a funeral. 
He never attended church, yet his views were of the Calvinist 
Baptist. He never attended town meeting. His dress was 
usually of uncolored cloth and he wore no hat. He shaved his 
hair close to his head, and face, also, with shears. Tradition 
states he made only one attempt to marry. Two of his 
brothers married into the family of Deacon Fox, and on one 
occasion Joseph made up his mind to sally forth from his retreat 
and woo the remaining daughter. He was somewhat original 
in his method. He went to the Deacon's house and quietly took 
his position in the bedroom of his lady love, and when she, on 
retiring for the night, opened her bedroom door, her eyes fell on 
the white-robed specter sitting on her bed. She screamed and 
rushed downstairs into her father's bedroom, with Joseph close 
after her. The Deacon, on learning the facts, solemnly said, 
"Joseph, that is not the way to court," to which the hermit 
replied, "There is more than one way to do it." Meanwhile the 
girl fled to a neighbor's, half scared to death. This ended 
Joseph's effort for a wife. Old Suke Edgerly, years afterward, 
called one night to stay all night with him (she traveled from 
house to house). When he got ready to take a nap, he put up 
his ladder, went up into the second story, pulled the ladder up 
after him, and left Old Suke to get comfort on his bed down- 

On December i, 1862, Mrs. Freeman Plumer, his nephew's 
wife, often went to care for him, and December 3 she found him 
dead. He died as he had lived, alone. Money was found in 
nearly twenty places secreted in the cabin. All his brothers and 
sisters had died previously; the house still stands. His grave is 
enclosed by a stone wall, with a marble slab. 




DEC 3, 1862. 
AGED 88 

Death of an Aged Hermit 

Mr. Joseph Plumer of Meredith, N. H., well known to many of 
the residents of Belknap County as "Old Jo Plummer, the Her- 
mit," who has passed sixty-seven years of his life by himself in 
a kind of log house situated in a remote locality, died on the 3d 
inst., aged eighty-eight years. This eccentric individual was a 
son of Jesse Plumer and the last of a family of eleven children 
who, as a class, were industrious and wealthy people. His 
habits when a youth were singular. When engaged in the field 
he would choose the center of the piece, and enclosing himself 
with a fence, there work. On attaining his majority he com- 
menced his life of solitude in a small house on a seven acre lot. 
In 1837 he selected a more remote situation in a woodlot, and 
erected a house, which, with its furniture and everything used 
by him, all being of his own manufacture, was no less singular 
than the old man himself. Here he passed his life, cultivating 
his land, reading the Bible, and devoting a few moments to each 
of his many visitors who were yearly attracted by curiosity to 
his dwelling. One of his friends called on him the evening 
previous to his death and requested permission to pass the night 
with him; but he replied, "You can do me no good, I shall die 
before morning." The friend granted his wish and left him, and 
during the night he died, as he had lived, alone. 

Rev. William Parsons was born in Boston, April 21,1716. He 
graduated at Harvard and married Sarah Burnham, of Durham, 
N. H. 

Abraham Wilson was born 1751, and married Joanna Maine 
(Main), born 1754 (1774). Their children: 




Zadok b. June 23, 1788; m. Anna Robinson, of Raynham, 
Mass., 1815; lived at Woodstock, Windham County, Conn, 


Tradition states Abraham Wilson lived at Pelham, N. H. 


Parker Plumer, son of Amos Plumer, born May 29, 1777, 
was a popular school teacher, Justice of the Peace, and land sur- 
veyor. It is related that while surveying a boundary line, and 
establishing the corner stone of a piece of land in the Plumer 
neighborhood, near his home, quite a number of men and boys 
gathered around to see how the work was done. After completing 
the work. Uncle Parker went to the fence corner, and cut a small 
stick, then he caught each of the boys, and gave them three or 
four cuts with the stick. The men standing by marveled at this, 
and remarked that the boys did not require punishment, but 
Uncle Parker remarked, "I want to establish these boundaries in 
the minds of these boys; they will never forget this incident, nor 
the boundaries." 

Jesse Plumer, son of Jesse Plumer, born February 6, 1768, was 
a farmer in Meredith, N. H. In the year 1816, which was the 
coldest season on record, and water turned to ice every month 
of the summer, Mr. Plumer had planted quite a large field to 
corn; and when the corn was in the milk stage, it was killed by 
the freeze; Mr. Plumer, fearing a famine, hired men to go through 
the field, and strip the husks from the ears, and left the ears to 
hang and dry, and saved the crop from spoiling entirely; he was 
able to furnish his neighbors with food to save them from starva- 

The winter and spring following the season of the year 181 6 
was always remembered by people living at that time. 

It is related by Hannah Wilson, wife of Benjamin F. Plumer, 
that the rye was the first bread crop to mature, and as soon as 
the rye was near ripe, the farmers took their hand sickles, and 
harvested some and spread it on the ground to dry, thus hasten- 
ing along the time that they could have rye bread. 

One day during that summer the Worthens, of Holderness, 
N. H., with whom Hannah Wilson lived, were without meat; 


they decided to slaughter a lamb. The men and boys drove the 
sheep in the barn- yard, to catch a lamb; the fence was high all 
around, except the little gate entrance. Mr. Worthen told 
Hannah Wilson to sit on the top of the gate, and keep the sheep 
from jumping over, but the sheep were frightened and Hannah 
could not hold the fort, and the sheep went over the gate, and 
Hannah went with them, which created quite a sensation. His- 
tory does not state whether they had lamb chops later or not. 

The family of Worthens was of Salisbury, and Amesbury, Mass. 
In the book of "Old Families of Salisbury and Amesbury, Mass. " 
published in Providence, R. I., 1905, is the Worthen family. 

Written by Benjamin Wilson Plumer, and 
Daniel Worthen Plumer 

Benjamin Franklin Plumer, son of Jesse, Jr., and Sarah (Pear- 
son) Plumer, was born on the Plumer homestead, in North 
Sanbornton, N. H., August 16, 1802, and died on the home farm 
in Fairhaven, Carroll County, 111., February 27, 1864. He was a 
direct descendant of the original Francis Plumer family who came 
from Wales, England, in the year 1633, and settled at Newbury, 
Mass. Mr. B. F. Plumer attended the public schools in his native 
town, the school terms consisting of six or eight weeks each year, 
and to round out his education attended an Academy in New 
Hampton, N. H., for a few weeks; the intervening time he worked 
on the home farm. After completing his studies at the Academy, 
he engaged in teaching school, winters, and farming in summer. 
He followed teaching very successfully for twenty years, handling 
some of the most difficult schools very ably. On November 3, 
1829, he married Hannah Rogers Wilson, daughter of Jonathan 
Wilson and Elmira (Wyatt) Wilson (see Wilsons). She was of 
direct English parentage; her grandfather's home was in London, 
Eng. Hannah Rogers Wilson was born at Livermore Falls, 
N. H.,and died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Gould Stevens, 
in Salem Township, near Chadwick, 111. 

She was left fatherless when five years old, and was taken into 
the family of Daniel Worthen, of Holderness, N. H., whose ex- 
ceptionally good will and Christian influence helped to mould 
her character, and fitted her so admirably to be their companion 
and helper, and forged the links of friendship so strong, that they 
were like parents and child; these influences in childhood pre- 


pared her perfectly for the mother of a home and made her the 
idol of her husband and children. Her memory will be cherished 
by them until life's latest hour. 

The same year after their marriage they moved on to the old 
Plumer home, that had been in the Plumer name for three gener- 
ations, located in Sanbornton, N. H., near Plumer Pond, where 
they spent four prosperous years farming, the father teaching 
school in winter. Here their daughter, Harriet Wilson, was 
born April 26, 1834. Four years later they moved to Plumer 
homestead on the ridge road, where they farmed, and he taught 
school in winter. Meanwhile, Mr. Plumer studied and prepared 
himself for land surveying, which he followed for many years in 
Belknap County, substituting for farming, work in Probate 
Courts, was Justice of the Peace, also Superintendent of Schools; 
was also Captain of the Militia. About the year 1850 he pur- 
chased the surveying instruments, formerly owned by his uncle 
Parker Plumer, who had become too old to continue the work, 
and from that time until he left for the West, he devoted his 
time largely to surveying land, drawing legal papers, and was 
also an insurance agent; also settled estates. 

He moved his family to Fairhaven, 111., in December, 1857, 
and settled on what is now the Plumer homestead. When they 
went there they found a bare prairie with no improvements, and 
the ground was covered with hazel brush and wild barn grass. 
After they got a start and as circumstances would permit, they 
commenced with others to reduce the privations as much as 
possible, and build up and develop the resources of the prairie 
lands, and to start church service, and develop the public schools. 
He taught school until his death, in 1864. 

Benjamin Franklin Plumer was born August 16, 1802; he mar- 
ried Hannah Wilson of Holderness, N. H., and they lived in 
Meredith, N. H., on the old homestead. They moved to Fair 
Haven, 111., and he died there February 12, 1864. He is buried 
at the Chadwick, III., cemetery. Their children: 

Harriet, a school teacher, d. in Meredith, N. H. 
Benjamin Wilson b. March 17, 1837. 
Daniel Worthen b. 1844. 
Ellen Maria b. Jan. 9, 1846. 
Drusilla Leonette b. Oct. 15, 1849. 

Benjamin Franklin Plumer 

Daniel Worthen Plumer 
Drusilla Leonette (Plumer) Stevens Ellen Maria (Plumer) Richards 

Benjamin Wilson Plumer Hannah (Wilson) Plumer 

Benjamin Franklin Plumer Family 



Benjamin Wilson Plumer (Benjamin Franklin, Jesse, Jr., Jesse), 
married Elvira Green, November 24, 1867; she was born October 
27, 1847. (See Greens, Nutters.) Their children: 

Franklin Leroy b. Aug. 13, 1871; m. Cora Edith Hall, b. 
April 15, 1880. They were m. Feb. 24, 1903. 

Bertha Ann b. Feb. 10, 1877; m. Charles Cherry, b. Jan. 
29, 1877. 

Erwin G. Plumer b. Feb. 24, 1882; is an office superintend- 
ent in the Emerson Brantingham Company, of Rockford, 

Harriet Plumer 

Daniel Worthen Plumer (Benjamin Franklin, Jesse, Jr., Jesse) 
of Chadwick, 111., married Leonora Leavitt Smith (see Smiths), 
in 1883. Their children: 

Wayne Worthen b. March 24, 1884. 
Lottie Wilson b. Dec. 5, 1885. 
Benjamin Smith b. May 7, 1889. 
Jesse Frederick b. Oct. 31, 1892. 
Harold Rodger b. 1895. 
Dudley Leavitt b. March 19, 1898. 
Helen Elisabeth b. Oct. 14, 1901. 

Wayne Worthen (Daniel Worthen, Benjamin Franklin, Jesse, 
Jr., Jesse) married Mary Miller, January i, 1908. Their chil- 

PLUMER . 235 

Elsie Lucille b. Oct. 26, 1908. 
WoRTHEN Irvin b. Aug. 19, 1910. 
Orville Wilson b. Nov. 2, 1913. 

Lottie Wilson (Daniel W^orthen, Benjamin Franklin, Jesse, Jr., 
Jesse) married Elmer C. Rahn. Their children: 

Evan George b. June 18, 1908. 
Leonora Elisabeth b. Dec. 30, 1910. 

Benjamin Smith, of Bassano, Alberta, Canada (Daniel Worthen, 
Benjamin Franklin, Jesse, Jr., Jesse) married Florence McClary 
of Chadwick, 111. Their child: 

Jean McClary Plumer b. April 6, 1914. 

Jesse Frederick (Daniel Worthen, Benjamin Franklin, Jesse, Jr., 
Jesse) married A. lona Haynes. Their child: 

Helen Frances Plumer b. Sept. 22, 1915. 

Ellen Maria Plumer, of Sunnyside, Washington (Benjamin 
Franklin, Jesse, Jr., Jesse), born December 21, 1846, married 
William Richards, December 2^] , 1871. Their children: 

James Wilson Richards b. Oct. 6, 1872. 
Odessey L. Richards b. Sept. 13, 1875. 

Drusilla Leonette Plumer, of Lanark, 111. (Benjamin Franklin, 
Jesse, Jr., Jesse), married Gould Stevens, January 18, 1883. No 

The making of cider, at this period, was a great event on an 
October morn. The apples were crushed by large cog-wheels 
driven by a crank, to which a horse was hitched walking around 
in a circle, and the apples passing through made a peculiar dull 
groan, as if protesting against being so unmercifully squeezed. 
One or two boys, with wooden paddles, sat on a board to scrape 
the pulp out from between the cogs. After being ground, the 
pulp was put on a layer of rye straw, alternately, until there were 
three or four feet deep, and left to drain over night. Oh! the 
jolly fun of sucking sweet cider through a straw at the press. It 
was a joy almost forever, for a boy would manage to put himself 
outside of an immense quantity of apple juice, and for an indefi- 
nite time. His stomach took on an elasticity which would dis- 
courage the most yielding gutta percha, and suggested the thought 
of a bottomless reservoir. 


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Tradition states that Benjamin Plumer used to tell the story, 
that one young man having quite a taste for cider, drank quite 
a copious supply of new cider of fourteen drinks (each drink not 
a glass, but consisting of one quart, each), which caused some 
wrangling in his stomach, and not feeling well, he called at a 
neighbor's on the way home, to get a drink of old cider (which 
consisted of about one quart), to settle his digestive organs. 
After having one drink (one quart), he thought he must have 
another to feel right, and it terminated in his drinking four drinks, 
on top of the fourteen drinks (quarts) of new cider at the press. 

From History of Rockingham County, N. H. 

The Garrison House, in Londonderry, N. H., is where Mr. 
John A. Plumer was born; he remembered looking through the 
holes, cut in the immense timbers, through which an assailed 
party could thrust their guns (when he was a boy), not far from 

Daniel Plumer of Dover, N. H., married Sarah Wentworth, 
January 28, 1720. 

ARaingof Lots, known as the Letter C, was where John Plumer 
got his grant of land, on the right of his great-grandfather, 
Joseph Plumer, No. 5. This was granted to soldiers in the 
Narragansett War, 1735. (This was an Indian War.) 

Daniel Plumer and wife Sarah (Wentworth), had a son Ephraim 
born October 12, 1720, and a daughter Hannah, born April 25, 

Benjamin Plumer died in Portsmouth, N. H., May 8, 1740, 
aged 24 years. 

Benjamin Plumer married Sarah Adams, born March 2, 1756. 
They were married June I, 1777. She was a descendant of Robert 
Adams, of Devonshire, England. 

Benjamin Plumer (son of Sylvanus, and Sarah Plumer) 

of Newbury, Mass, married Keziah Storer, about 1719. Their 
children : 







Ebenezer b. July 10, 1727. 




(Some places of historic interest on Christian Shore, now called 
North Portsmouth.) 
Christian Shore took its name at Portsmouth, N. H., from the 
fact that a few families lived there in the north part of the city, 
where the north hill bridge now is, that were very strict in Puritan 
principles. About 1646 there were a few that were more loose 

First Wentworth House, Portsmouth, N. H. 

in their habits and when censured they named this place Christian 
Shore. Earlier it was called "Strawberry Bank Creek." 

In 1664 a William Ham lived on the other side of the Bank. 
There is also the old Jackson house, of two stories, built as early 
as 1664, which is the oldest house in Portsmouth. The roof 
reaches the ground on the north side ; the frame is of oak, and the 
timbers which form the sills extend into the lower rooms, affording 
a stationary seat for the children of six generations. It is now 
occupied by Nathaniel Jackson, a descendant of the original 


Not far away is the Timothy Water house, old site of the tanner 
and shoemaker, who married Miss Moses. Among their six 
daughters, was Lydia, who married Captain Colby, who sailed 
in the employ of Sir William Pepperell. 

Captain Ephraim Dennett of Christian Shore, after Colby's 
death took a liking to the widow, and to save the trouble of fre- 
quent visits to Kittery in the winter, he paid her board at a 
relative's on Christian Shore by furnishing the family with wood 
for the winter. In the spring they were married and took up 
their residence in the prominent Dennett house, now known as 
the "Beehive." After a few years she again became a widow, 
and, like a good housewife, in those days when factories were 
unknown, she kept her flock of sheep, and attended to the various 
processes of converting their product into cloth; somehow her 
fame extended beyond the limits of the town, and brought her 
to the notice of John Plumer, of Rochester, N. H. Near the 
house was a spring which still flows on as of old. It was the time 
of wool washing; laying aside the widow's weeds, and dressed in 
a leather apron, a man's broad brim hat and other apparel to 
match, she was washing wool at the spring when a stranger on 
horseback approached, and inquired for the residence of the 
widow Dennett. Nothing daunted, she pointed to the house, 
directing him to the front door, while she stepped round and 
entered the back door. He was not long waiting before the lady 
of the house in comely apparel appeared. The gentleman in- 
troduced himself as John Plumer, of Rochester. He told her he 
had heard of her good reputation, said perhaps it was too soon to 
come courting, but would ask the privilege in proper time of 
proposing himself to her favorable consideration. In due time 
Judge Plumer came again, and they were married. They lived 
together happily many years, and their gravestones in Rochester 
record the ages at about ninety years. 

Whether he ever inquired who it was he found washing wool at 
the spring, history fails to tell, but if the events at the well where 
Rebecca was found were of sufficient importance to be perpetu- 
ated, there is certainly enough of the primitive simplicity in the 
meeting at the spring to keep it in lasting remembrance by the 
descendants of that respectable family. Tradition states that 
whenever we pass by the old mansion across the mill-pond, there 
appears the vision of the Judge on his horse and the industrious 


widow disguised under her broad-brim and leathern apron. A 
little variation from Maud Muller, and not the same results. 

She had one son, Jeremiah Dennett. John Plumer had children 
by a previous wife, George, Ephraim, John, Mark, Jeremiah, 
William, Lydia, Susannah, Ann, and Catherine. 




Coat of Arms, Arg, a lion rampant between three mullets sa, on a chief vert 
a crescent of the first two mullets pierced or. Crest, a demi-Iion sa, charged 
on the body with a crescent arg between two mullets pierced or all pale. 

Motto, Semper vigilans (Ever Watchful). 

Lineage, The family of Wilsons is of antiquity in the upper Ward of Lanark- 
shire, and in the parish of Carnwath. William Wilson, of Erdhous, raised an 
action for spoliation against his neighbor in 1484. A son of his son John, 
James, purchased the lands of Hinschelwood. He married in 1655, Janet 
Somerville; after the descendants of three Williams was James, born in 1777, 
who married Helen Menzeis. They had a son James of Airdrie County, 
Lanark; he married Agnes, daughter of William Motherwell; their issue, a son 
John, was created a baronet. 


Thomas Wilson came from Scotland to New England in 1633. 
He came to Exetor prior to 1638; joined the Exeter Combination; 
died in 1643. He left issue of a son Humphrey, who married 
Judith, daughter of William Hersey; he died in 1698. They left 
six children. 

Deacon Thomas Wilson (Humphrey, Thomas) born May 20, 
1672, married Mary Light. He received a grant of land, in 1798, 
of 50 acres and another of 200 in 1825. 

Humphrey Wilson, ** born 1699, had a son Capt. Nathaniel, 
born 1739, who married Elisabeth Barber who was killed by the 
Indians, March 15, 1762. 

May I, 1649, the town of Exeter entered into an agreement 
with Gowen (Smith) Wilson to "keep all the neat herd of the 
town from one year up until three weeks after Michaelmas; to 
drive the cow-herds into the woods and watch them and drive 
them back at night, and keep them all day in the best feeding 
places on both sides of the river; and to keep them every third 
Sabbath day. The inhabitants to pay him as followeth, at the 
first entry to have a peck of corn, a^head, for all, and for each and 
every milch cow, a pound of butter a cow." The cattle had to 
get their feed in the woods and a cow herd was necessary to keep 
them from straying. The mode of compensation shows the 
lack of money among the people. Tradition states that Thomas 
Wilson was located in 1638 on the eastern side of the river and 
was undoubedtly one of Wheelwright's Company, also Thomas 

The falls of the Squamscot formed a basin which was the well 
known fishing place of the Indians at Exeter Village. 

Thomas Wilson came to this country in 1633, with his wife and 
three sons, Humphrey, Samuel, and Joshua and had children 
born here. He settled in Roxbury, Mass., being in sympathy 
with Wheelwright; he came with him to Exeter, but later made 
peace with the church he had left. He was a signer of the Com- 
bination. In the first division of lands he received 4 acres, 28 
rods, of marsh. He built the first gristmill in town. He died in 
1643 leaving a will; his wife married, the next year, John Legat, 
and she had trouble with the son Humphrey about the estate, 
which was referred to the County Court at Ipswich, Mass. 


Humphrey Wilson spent his life in Exeter, and kept up the 
gristmill after his father's death. 

The files of Old Norfolk show the town at an early date be- 
stowed upon Thomas Wilson the island in the river at the falls, 
on which his house and grain-mill were located, and reserved to 
the inhabitants only the right to land their canoes, and lay their 
fish there. That part of the stream on the eastern side of the 
island was known as Wilson's Creek. The town granted to 
Thomas Wilson that creek or water course at the higher fall to 
dig and draw water without limitation, also the "little island on 
which his mill and house standeth." In 1640 the town passed 
an order for "the millers toll." 

In the engagement of Rev. Samuel Dudley, 1650, as a pastor, 
"every inhabitant of the town shall pay for every thousand pipe 
staves he makes, two shillings for the maintanance of the minis- 
tery; and for every thousand of hogshead staves one shilling six- 
pence; and for every thousand of bolts sold before they are made 
into staves, four shillings; and what is due from the saw-mills 
shall also be used for the ministery." 

An agreement was signed up with Mr. Samuel Dudley, signed 
by Humphrey Wilson and five others for him to locate as pastor. 

In 1696 there was an assignment of pews in the new meeting- 
house. Mr. Humphrey Wilson, and his wife, son Thomas, two 
daughters, Martha and Mary, had a pew joining to Richard 
Hilton's, on the east side of the meeting-house. 

In 1664 it was voted that a lean-to should be added to the 
meeting-house, with a chimney which should serve as a watch- 
house. At the same time Samuel Dudley was preaching there. 
In 1679 a few, among them Moses Leavitt, asked for better ac- 
commodations for the church-goers. The men voted for another 
gallery for the women to sit in. Thus it appears that the little 
meeting-house of twenty feet square, which had been enlarged by 
a lean-to, and a chimney, and two galleries, was now to have a 

Rev. Samuel Dudley died in Exeter, February 10, 1683, aged 
73 years. 

About 1700 there was a re-organization of the church, and Rev. 
Clark, whose wife's grandmother was a sister to Rev. Samuel 
Dudley, preached there. After Mr. Clark's death his wife 
married Rev. John Odlin, so that for more than a century and a 


quarter the clergymen of the town, from 1650 to 1776, were 
connected by ties of blood or marriage. 

History states that in 1744, during the Rev. John Odlin's 
pastorate, the Rev. George Whitefield was coming to Exeter to 
preach, and Rev. John Odlin met him at the border of the town 
and solemnly adjured him not to trespass upon his parochial 
charge. He was said to be somewhat unyielding in his opinions, 
but was a faithful, zealous pastor, and lived in a time of strong 
religious excitement and division of opinions. He died in 1754; 
his last wife Elisabeth (Leavitt) was a widow of Capt. Robert 

About the middle of the seventeenth century, there were a few 
Quakers, among them Samuel and John Dudley, grandsons of 
Rev. Samuel Dudley. It is stated that "The Quakers, Samuel 
Dudley and others came into our meeting and spoke," and that 
"on Mch 7th the Friends were carried into Court, and on the 
Lords day Dudley spake after the first singing A. M. The dis- 
turbers of the meeting were two women who were fined five 
shillings and made to find sureties for future good behavior." 
The fines were paid and no more trouble arose from the Quakers. 
In 1800 the Baptist society was organized at Exeter, N. H. 
The Dudley family dates from 1650. The Rev. Samuel Dudley 
had no less than eighteen sons and daughters; they married with 
many families and the christian name of Dudley is still widely 
used and remembered as a noted name. 

Robert Pierce, of Woburn, Mass., born about 1620, married 
Mary Knight, daughter of John Knight, of Charlestown, Mass. 
They had a son, Jonathan, born March 6, 1658, who married 
November 19, 1689, Hannah, daughter of John Wilson. 

Thomas Wilson, son of Theophilus who was in Ipswich, 1636, 
moved to Brookfield, 1667, and was known to the Indians as 
Major Wilson. 

He was wounded by the Indians, when the town was destroyed 
(Brookfield), and returned to Ipswich, where his daughter 
Hannah died in 1682. 

"Felt" states he was allowed i pound, October 7, 1675, for his 
losses by the enemy at Quaboag. 

In Robert Clark's will, September 16, 1662, he "Intreatsmy 
Loving friend, Jonathan Wilson, carpenter, to care for my busi- 
ness, which he may haue to doe in New England, for y* better 


understaning y^ Magistrates ordered others to helpe y® inventory 
of y'' Estate." 

ShubaeP (Robert), born January 31, 1639, married Hannah 
Wilson, daughter of Nathaniel Wilson, February 7, 1668, of 
Lynn, Mass. 

Nathaniel Wilson, of Roxbury, married, 1645, Hannah Crafts 
of Roxbury, Mass. 

Hannah, daughter of Robert and Anna Wilson, was born June 
29, 1746. 

Jonathan Pierce, born February 2, 1663, married Hannah 
Wilson of Woburn, Mass. 

Tho Day married Hannah Wilson, daughter of John Wilson, 
September 21, 1698, in Hartford. 

From Rehoboth Church Records. — Benjamin, Jonathan, and 
Hannah, children of Benj. Wilson, were baptized November 14, 

Lancaster, Mass., James Butler and Hannah Wilson were 
married March 19, 1723-4. 

Under the military life of Major Thompson Maxwell (born in 
the fiftieth year of his mother) September ii, 1742, at Woburn, 
Mass., speaks of December 16, 1773, when the tea was over- 
thrown in Boston Harbor, and states that "seventy-three spirited 
citizens, volunters, dressed in Indian Costume, in defiance of 
Royal authority, done the daring exploit. 

"1775, Apr 18, was at my brother-in-laws, Captain Jonathan 
Wilsons and staid there, and sent my team home to Amherst. 

"At the bridge, 500 men were stationed. This day, Capt. 
Jonathan Wilson was killed." 

From Records of Londonderry 
The Romance of Ocean Mary Wilson 

Previous to 1720, many families of Scotch peasantry crossed 
the North Channel and made homes on the near coast of Ireland 
for a short time. Thus Londonderry became the residence of a 
large number of Scotch yeomanry. 

In those days of slow ships, and many perils of the sea, it was a 
far cry from Londonderry in Ireland, to Londonderry in the 
Granite State. Tradition, often the truer part of history, failed 
to record the name of the ship that sailed in July, 1720, from 
Londonderry, for Boston. Of those on this ship, who were 


strong of limb and will, was James Wilson and his young wife. 
A year before, Wilson married Elisabeth Fulton, and they were 
among those who had grants of land in Londonderry, N. H. 
Their trip was a stormy one, but all were saved alive. When 
nearing land one sultry eve, the lookout saw on the horizon a sail 
standing like a grey silhouette against the early rising moon. All 
through that hot summer night the strange craft came nearer, 
and when morning came her low hull could be seen like a black 
shadow, under her set of canvas. The pirate ship was within 
gunshot of the emigrant ship, they could neither run away nor 
fight, as they had not a dozen muskets on board, so they waited 
in suspense. The robbers came on board and bound them all, 
but none were killed. Valuables were gathered into parcels to 
be transferred to the pirate ship. The head robber, on going 
below to search the officer's quarters, threw open the after-cabin 
door with a rough hand, but seeing a woman lying in the berth 
stopped: "Why are you there?" demanded the ruffian. "See!" 
The terrified woman uncovered a baby's face. Then the pirate 
drew near. "Is it a boy or girl?" "A girl." "Have you 
named her?" "No." The pirate then went to the cabin door 
and commanded that no man stir until further orders. Then 
returning to where the woman lay he said gently, " If I may name 
that baby, that little girl, I will unbind your men afid leave your 
ship unharmed. "May I name the girl?" "Yes." Then the 
rough old robber came nearer, and took up the unresisting hand 
of the baby. "Mary" was the name the woman heard him 
speak. There were other words, but spoken so low she could not 
hear them. Only his Maker, and his own heart knew, but when 
the child drew its hand away the mother saw a tear on the pink 

As good as his word, the pirate ordered all captives unbound, 
and all valuables restored to their places; then with his crew he 
left the ship, but the emigrant ship had hardly got under sail 
when a new alarm sprang up, that the pirate was returning. 
They were surprised to see him return alone to the cabin where he 
took a parcel of brocaded silk of marvelous texture and beauty 
to the mother and said: "Let Mary wear this on her wedding 
day. " The pirate left the ship and was not seen again. 

The emigrants soon reached Boston, and there James Wilson 
died after landing. His wife Elisabeth (Fulton) Wilson, and 


daughter Mary, soon went to Londonderry, with friends; here 
the widow married James Clark, great-great-grandparent of 
Horace Greeley. 

In 1738, Thomas Wallace came to Londonderry, and married 
"Ocean Mary." On her wedding day she wore the pirate's 
dress, December 18, 1738. 

Tradition states that Ocean Mary was tall and slight, with 
blue eyes, light hair, and a touch of aristocracy in her nature, 
but her kind manner was charming. 

William Wilson's will of 1710, of Hampton, N. H., granted to 
the widow one third of the estate, and the rest, less the funeral 
expenses, were to be divided between the four daughters, Abigal, 
Martha, Hannah, and Elisabeth. She gave bond for settlement 
of the estate, and the court gave license to sell the real estate for 
the children. 



The first settlers of New England were a noble race of men, as 
Bancroft states, they were most free from credulity. The 
Puritans emancipated themselves from a crowd of observances. 
They established a worship purely spiritual; they invoked no 
saints; they raised no altar; they kissed no book; they saw in the 
priest nothing but a man. 

The church was to them a meeting house; they, unlike their 
posterity, married without a minister, and buried without a prayer 
at the parting of the dead. 

Rev. William Thompson, of Braintree, Mass., had a record 
book. In this book John Thompson, of Berwick, Me., was the 
first minister of Standish, Me., born 1740; he married Sarah Small, 
and second, Sarah Merrill, daughter of Elisha Allen of Salisbury, 

Moses Plumer of Scarboro, Me., married Mary Dyer, of Fal- 
mouth, Me., August 26, 1744. 

John and Nathaniel Merrill came over to New England soon 
after 1630. John had no sons, but left one daughter. He died 
in 1673. 

Nathaniel Merrill's children : 

Nathaniel b. 1638. 





Abel b. 1644. These sons all left large families. 

John Merrill, son of Nathaniel, by Lucy, his first wife, they 
had in Newbury, Mass. Nathaniel was born July 26, 1687. 
History states there were three Nathaniel Merrills living in 
Haverhill from 1 702-1737, who had 18 children; one of these 
married Sarah Woodman, probably the mother of Sarah Merrill, 
who married Jesse Plumer, and who settled in the Woodman 
house, on the "minister great lot" and later settled in Sanborn- 
ton, near the Meredith line, in the so called "Plumer neighbor- 

Nathaniel Merrill settled in Haverhill, N. H., 1723, and had a 
family, Sarah, born 1732, a son, James, born 1728, who married 


Molly, daughter of Joshua and Sarah (Smith) Emery, of Haver- 

In 1679, Deacon Abraham Merrill was one of the tything men 
to oversee ten families, to inspect and look over them, and see 
that they attended public worship of God, and do not break the 
sabbath ; among the names of these families were Samuel, Richard, 
and Christopher Bartlett, of Portsmouth, N. H. 

Daniel Merrill lived in Newbury, Mass., and had a son, John, 
born 1674; this John had 13 children, among them John, born 
1704, who married, January 15, 1722, Lydia Haynes. They had 
four children, born in Haverhill, Mass.; then moved to Concord, 
N. H., where Major Nathaniel, Jonathan, and Hannah were born. 

James Henry Pearson, of Chicago, 111., born in Haverhill, 
N. H., had a son, Isaac Pearson, called Major Pearson; he had 
nine children, two by first wife, Major Merrill's daughter, and 
seven by the second wife. Nathaniel Merrill went to Haverhill, 
N. H., from Haverhill, Mass., and married Sarah Hazen, daughter 
of Capt. John Hazen; they had twelve children. 

Major Merrill was a prominent citizen of the town, held many 
prominent positions. Rev. Ethan Smith said: "He knows more 
than any man who hasn't more education than he has." 

As illustrating his character, a young man was visiting one of 
his daughters, and staying as was the custom in those days till, 
if not broad daylight, at least until early dawn, when about to 
mount his horse to ride away. Major Merrill stopped him and 
said, " Abner, stay to breakfast and then go home." The bashful 
youth, not wishing to ride home in daylight, replied: "No, I'll 
go now." "Well," was the unconditional answer, "If you're 
ashamed to go home in broad daylight, you needn't come to see 
my daughter." He was quite eccentric, writing receipts with 
great humor, using this phrase, "from the beginning of the 
world, up to date." He was a man of strong character, large 
common sense, and somewhat blunt, but honest, and full of fun. 

On one occasion, he had two men working for him whose 
honesty needed looking after; he noticed they seemed inclined to 
linger about the premises until dark. Major Merrill extinguished 
the lights, and took a position at the window for observation. 
Pretty soon the loiterers approached the cellar window. Going to 
the window. Major Merrill found one of the men holding a bag, 
who at once beat a hasty retreat. When the other man came 


with his hands full of salt pork, Major Merrill was holding the bag, 
and after bringing several lots, the man asked if he hadn't about 
enough, to which Major Merrill, in his usual vigorous English, 
replied, " I should think so, by ." 

The thief undertook to get out of the window, but was pre- 
vented, and he compelled him to go up through the house where 
the Major met him. " I want you and the other man to come to 
my house to dinner tomorrow, at twelve o'clock, and take dinner 
with me." The man could do no more than promise. At twelve 
the two men appeared, and a most bountiful boiled dinner awaited 
them. They sat down and the Major carried on a lively conver- 
sation with them. Dinner over, he leaned back in his chair, and 
said to the two men, "When you want pork again, come to my 
house, and you shall have all you wish," and then kindly dis- 
missed them. They were ever after Major Merrill's most 
devoted friends. 

One time being asked to give money to civilize the heathen, he 
replied, "I'll give twenty dollars to civilize the heathen within 
five miles of my home." Major Merrill was a more than usual 
striking man; Mrs. Merrill was a woman of rare character, and 
came of gentle blood. One of her grandchildren said of her, 
" It was a warm sunny spot in my life, when I visited her at 
North Haverhill, N. H., and felt her soft hand on my head and 
saw her smiling face, as she gave me a slice of bread to eat." 
It seems the Pearsons were early settlers of Haverhill, and inter- 
married with the Merrills. 

Benjamin Merrill of Haverhill, N. H., called Captain, kept a 
store. One night, as he locked up, he took a ham, and finding he 
had forgotten something laid the ham in a feed-box, and went 
back; when he returned the ham was missing. He did not men- 
tion it to anyone, but some months after a man asked him, "Cap- 
tain, did you ever find out who took your ham?" "Yes, you 
are the fellow, walk up and pay for it." 




Fatherland Farm is situated in the parish of Byfield, Newbury, 
Mass., of Essex County, and consists of 150 acres. This farm is 
part of a tract of land granted by the General Court of the 
Colony, in 1635, to Richard Dummer, for the pasturage of 
"net cattel," brought over in Dutch ships, to this locality, called 
by the Indian name of Quascucunquin, meaning the waterfall, 
so called, by a natural barricade of rock across the small river, 
over which fresh water flows, to the tide river, and through 
marshes, to the Plum Island river, and on to the sea. 

Here was set up the first woolen mill in America, in 1739, and 
the town name was changed to Newbury Falls. The carding 
machines were set up in Lord Timothy Dexter's barn. 

Tradition states that John G. Whittier asserts that at Newbury 
Falls the old-time witches were baptized here by Satan, and took 
the oath of allegiance to his sable Majesty. 

Eben Parsons, the founder of Fatherland Farm, was the 
second son of Rev. Moses Parsons; he had a son, Eben Parsons, 
whom he tried to educate, but the boy preferred to hunt his own 
way, so he took his clothing in a bundle, his shoes under his arm, 
and started for Gloucester, where he engaged in fishing, off Cape 
Ann; he prospered, and soon owned several vessels, and became 
one of the largest importers, and had the reputation of being a 
"Princely Merchant." He married in 1767, Mary Gorham, of 
Barnstable, Mass. Mrs. Alexander Forbes, the present owner 
of Fatherland Farm, is a descendant of Rev. Moses Parsons, who 
was a native of Brechin, Scotland. 

Timothy Dexter was born in Maiden, Mass., in 1747, and was 
a leather dresser. He married widow Elisabeth (Lord) Frothing- 
ham, daughter of John Lord, of Exeter, N. H., who had some 
property, and he was lucky in all his trades. With wealth came 
large ideas and vanity. He built a home on ten acres of land in 
Newburyport, Mass., laid out the grounds in European style, 
put minarets on the roof of the large house, with gilt balls, and 
columns, fifteen feet high, in front, about forty in all, having 
wooden statues, on each one of them, of some distinguished man. 
On each side of the entrance were two huge lions, with open 
mouths, to guard the entrance. 


In the most conspicuous place was a statue of himself, with this 
inscription: " I am first in the east, the first in the west, and the 
great Philosopher of the world." These statues were all carved 
in wood by a young ship carver, Joseph Wilson, gaudily painted, 
which gave the place a queer appearance, which attracted 
crowds of people. It is said he paid Joseph Wilson £ioo, each, 
for the statues. He bought much foreign furnishings for his 
home, and made a tomb in his yard, and had his coffin made, 
then had a mock funeral, where he, in an intoxicated state, sat 
back and watched the mourners, but his wife did not shed as 
many tears as he thought becoming, and he caned her severely 
after the ceremony. 

The boys at one time bent on mischief, wanted to crown him 
Lord, so they placed him on a table full of liquor; and all had a 

On one occasion the minister called on him, and offered 

prayer; at the close Dexter said: "That was a d d good 

prayer, wasn't it, Sam?" 

Being persuaded of his greatness by the boys, he wrote a book, 
called "Pickle for the Knowing Ones"; it had some sense, and 
much nonsense mixed, with no punctuation marks, which was 
commented on; so he got a second edition out, with this note: 
"Mister Printer, the Nowing ones complane, of my book, the first 
edition, had no stops, I put in a Nief here, and they may peper 
and solt it, as the plese." He gave away a thousand copies. 

Having heard that the kings of England had a poet laureate, 
Dexter thought he also should have one. He found Jonathan 
Plumer (descendant of Francis Plumer), a young man, peddler 
of fish, and then of songs, sermons, etc., and enjoying fun. 
Dexter took him into his service; gave him a suit of black livery, 
ornamented with stars, and crowned him with parsley, and the 
young bard, thus equipped, went around selling verses, in praise 
of Lord Dexter, as follows : 

Lord Dexter is a man of fame, 
Most celebrated, is his name; 
More precious far than gold that's pure, 
Lord Dexter shine forever more. 

Dexter was superstitious, and consulted a fortune-teller, 
Madame Hooper, and after her death, Moll Pitcher. 

He made a large sum of money speculating in Continental 


money. He was shrewd and quick witted, but would not trans- 
act business when intoxicated. One of his noted speculations 
was sending 48,000 warming pans to the West Indies, all of 
which were bought in Great Britain. He sold them as cooking 
utensils, but tradition states that they used them to dip and strain 

Another speculation was sending mittens to the West Indies. 
He told large stories of his stories, of his "Tricks without malice, 
when questioned about the secret of how he made his money, 
and instead of being the fool he is commonly regarded, he fooled 

Rev. William Parsons was born in Boston, Mass., April 21, 
1 716, and graduated from Harvard. He married Sarah Burn- 
ham, of Durham, N. H. 

South Hampton, N. H., was incorporated in 1742. It com- 
prised the territory cut off from Salisbury and Amesbury, Mass., 
by the Province Line. 

The family of Worthens was of Salisbury, Mass., and Ames- 
bury. In the book "Old Families of Salisbury and Amesbury," 
published in Providence, R. I., 1905, of several volumes, is the 
Worthen History. 


By Wm. D. Gallagher 
A song for the early times out west, 
And our green old forest home, 
. Where pleasant memories freshh- yet 
Across the bosom come ; 
A song for the free and gladsome life. 
In the early days we led, 
With a teeming soil beneath our feet, 
And a smiling Heaven o'erhead ! 
■ • Oh, the waves of life danced merrily, 
And had a joyous flow, 
In the days when we were Pioneers 
Fifty years ago. 

We shunn'd not labor; when 'twas due, 
We wrought with right good will; 
And for the homes we won for them. 
Our children bless us still. 
We lived not hermit lives, but oft 
' ■■ ,. In social converse met; 

And fires of love were kindled then. 
That burn on warmly yet. 
Oh, pleasantly the stream of life 
Persued its constant flow, 
' In the days when we were Pioneers 

Fifty years ago. 

Our forest life was rough and rude. 
And dangers closed us round; 
But here, amid the green old trees. 
Freedom was sought and found. 
Oft through our dwellings wintry blasts 
Would rush with shriek and moan; 
We cared not — though they were but frail. 
We felt they were our own! 
Oh, free and manly lives we led. 
Mid verdure, or 'mid snow, 
In the days when we were Pioneers 
Fifty years ago. 

But now our course of life is short; 
And as, from day to day. 
We're walking on with halting step. 
And fainting by the way, 
' Another land, more bright than this, 
'To our dim sight appears. 
And on our way to it we'll soon 
Again be Pioneers! 
Yet while we linger, we may all 
A backward glance still throw. 
To the days when we were Pioneers 
Fifty years ago. 


Creation, 5 March, 1886. 

Coat of Arms, Vert guttee d'eau, three stags trippant, or, and two roses 
in fesse arg. 

Crest, in front of a mount ppr, thereon a stag trippant or, gorged, with a 
collar gemel vert, three roses fessewise, arg. 

Motto, "Waste not." 

Seats, Ken Hill; King's, Lynn County, Norfolk; Heath, Old Hall, Wake- 
field County, York. 

Club, Carlton. 

"Ho far-off ancestors! 
Ho! men of other days: 
Help me recount your deeds 
In lays of fitting praise." 

The head of the Greene family was Lord Alexander de Greene de Boketon, 
who received his titles and estates, A. D. 1202. He was a knight, at the 
King's Court, was a great grandson of one of the Norman nobles who in- 
vaded England with William the Conqueror in 1066. 

King John bestowed the estate of Boughton, in Northampton, on him, in 
1202. At one time the Greenes were the largest landholders in the Kingdom. 
Lord Alexander assumed a surname, after his chief estate — de Greene, de 
Boketon — namely "The Lord of the Park, of the Deer Enclosure" (A green 
in early days, was a park, Boketon, means the bucks (bokes), ton, or poled, in 
enclosure, lies in Northampton, Eng.) 

Lord Alexander was one of the greatest barons; for five generations, the 
Green's spoke the Norman French. 

The stecond baron was Sir Walter de Greene; Sir John; Sir Thomas. In 
1270, Prince Edward was known as "The Hammer of Scotland." 

Sir John perished in Palestine, in 1271. 

There were three John Greens in the early days of the Colony. 

John, of Quidnessett, sailed from England, on the Mathew, in 1635, aged 29 
years; went to St. Christopher, West Indies, but the population being a God- 
less set, it did not agree with his Puritan ideas; he sailed to Massachusetts, 
and later went to Rhode Island. In 1637, he was with Richard Smith, the 
Indian trader, at Quidnessett, Narragansett Baj^; he lived some years with the 
Smith family. 

In 1637, John Green and Smith were the only white men in the Indian settle- 
ment of Quidnessett. John Green, now to be called the first Green of his line 
in America, was married in 1642, when 36 years old, to Joan Beggarly, of Mas- 
sachusetts, one of Gov. Winthrop's Colony; they raised a good-sized family, 
mostly boys. 

The great land muddle came on between Massachusetts, Rhode Island and 
Connecticut, about the land purchased from the Indians; John Green was a 
prominent figure at this time. 

July 29, 1676, John Green signed a petition to the King, to put an end to 
the troubles which caused havoc in business. 

John Green had nine children, four sons, old enough to be freemen, in 1671. 
The oldest, Capt. Edward, was born about 1643; Lieut. John; Daniel Henry; 
a daughter; Robert, born 1653; James, born 1655; Benjamin; a daughter, 
Enfield, named for a town in England; this name passed down five generations. 

John Green divided his land among his sons, in Rhode Island; he is thought 
to have died in 1695, aged 89; after his wife's death, he went to live with his 
son John, at Coventry, and is buried, in the "Old Field Lot," among unmarked 

All the Quidnessett Greens descended from Edward, John, Daniel, James, 
and Benjamin. John Green was in the fifteenth generation from Lord Alex- 
ander de Green, de Boketon, of 1202. 

H. L. Green, Compiler of the Greene family, claims to find evidence of a 
great family quarrel. John^ Green disinherited his sons, Edward, Robert, 
and Henry, and that they left Rhode Island; Edward went to New York; 
Henry went to New Jersey; and Robert went to Virginia. These sons, to 
spite their father, who was punctilious to spell his name with the final e, 
dropped the last letter. Edward returned and received a portion of his 
father's land. Most of the descendants spell their name with the final e, 
although it is doubtful if they know how the change came about. 


Robert, son of Marmaduke Greene, was apprenticed to Giles 
Penn, in 1602. 

Ann Greene, of Westhoughton, her will proved 161 7, was 
probably daughter of William Penn, of Minety, England, the 
great founder of Pennsylvania. 

Thomas Greene who was born in England in 1606, came to 
America; he was a wool draper, of England, having large trans- 
actions with London merchants. He came to Maiden, Mass., 
which was named in his honor; he took the freeman oath, in 1645 ; 
was captain of a military company, in Maiden, Mass. ; was select- 
man, also Representative to General Court, sixteen years; 
Speaker of General Court for some time, and to him the juris- 
prudence of the Colony is said to have been specially indebted. 
Mather calls him a benefactor of the library of Harvard College. 
He had a wife, Elisabeth, who died August 2, 1658. They came 
to Ipswich, Mass., about 1636, were at Maiden, 165 1. He 
married, second, Frances, widow of Robert Cook, and left four 
sons and five daughters. 

Thomas Greene, son of Thomas, born in England, in 1630, 
came to America with his father, and was a farmer of Maiden, 
Mass. He took the freeman oath, May 31, 1670, and died Feb- 
ruary 13, 1672. He married Rebecca Hill, daughter of Joseph 
Hill; she died June 6, 1674. 

Thomas Green was a passenger for Virginia, May 28, 1635, on 
the Speedwell, of London, England; was under the discipline 
of the Church of England, and took the oath of allegiance, at 
the age of 24 years, 

Thomas Green was of Ipswich, Mass., December 19, 1648. 

Thomas Green was born in 1630, and died June 5, 1717, aged 
88 years. He married, June 30, 1659, Elisabeth, daughter of 
Rufus Barton, of Warwick, R. I., who died August 20, 1693. 
Their children, Elisabeth; Thomas; Benjamin; Richard; Wel- 
thyan; Rufus; and Nathaniel, born April 10, 1679. 

Thomas Greene, of Stanford Ryvers, Essex, England, yeoman, 
March 23, 1534, will given of Thomas Greene, of Stanford Ryvers, 
1534-1537, states in the Visitation of Herts, that Thomas Wilson, 
of Codreth, Herts, had a daughter, wife of Greene, a sister of 


Edward Wilson, who later married Thomas Greene. She mar- 
ried first, Thos. Elliott, before she married Greene. 

Thomas Greene, of York, England married Frances, only 
child of Thomas Feilde, residing at Shipley, Parish of Bradford 
with his wife, Ann. Frances (Feilde) Greene conveyed Shipley 
Manor to the trustees for the Countess of Rosse, for Feilde 
descendants, in 1577. 

William "Claiborne's Rebellion" in Virginia, is compared to 
Myles Standish leadership in Plymouth Colony; both were 
leading pioneers in the settlement of land. William Claiborne 
went to Virginia in the party of Sir Francis Wyatt, who was 
appointed by King James I, surveyor of the new country; Gover- 
nor Calvert became commander of Maryland, a second time. 
In June, 1647, he deceased. He was succeeded by Thomas 
Green, who was soon deposed, in favor of Mr. W'" Stone, a 
Virginia planter. 

"A Booke of Entrie for Pafsengers, by y^ Comifson, and.Soul- 
diers, according to the Statuti^ pafsing beyond the Saes, begun at 
Chriftmas, 1631, and ending at Chriftmas 1632." 

"20 Aprilis, 1635, Theis vnder written names, are to be trans- 
ported, to New England, imbarqued in the 'Planter.' Nic: 
Trarice M'' bound thither the p'ties have brought Certificate 
from the Minister of St. Albans, II in Hertfordshire, and Attista- 
con, from th# Justices of peace, according to the Lords Order." 
Among those were Tho. Greene, 15 years old, Nazing in Essex. 

John Greene, who came from Salisbury, England, and was an 
associate of Roger Williams in the Providence Purchase in 1638, 
was buried at Connimicut farm, Rhode Island; will proved Jan- 
uary 7, 1658-9. He had sons, John; Peter, who married Mary, 
daughter of Samuel Gorton; James, from whom General N. Green, 
of the Revolution, was descended, being great-grandson; Thomas; 
and Mary, who married James Sweet, the progenitor of the bone- 
setting Sweets. 

" Certificates of Head Rights, in the County of Lower Norfolk, 
Virginia; 15 Feb 1653, certf, to Thomas Greene, for 300 acres 
land for six persons, vz Jane Harvey; Thomas Harvey; John 
Haule; William Scott; James Bradshawe; & Thomas Brown." 

In 1659, Thomas Greene was in Rhode Island. 

Margaret, wife of Thomas Green, died June 22, 1667. Her 
son, Thos. Green, died December 19, 1667. 


Maiden, Mass. — "Thomas Green, son'' & Frances Clark, by 
Capt Marshall, 05: 7: 1659." 

In 1673, Thomas Green was governor of Virginia; Delaware 
was after taken from Virginia. There was much dealing in 
slaves at this period. Previous to Governor Green's reign, Ben- 
nett was governor. He asked that some Puritan ministers be 
sent to preach the pure gospel to non-conformists in Nansemond 
County, Virginia. 

Thomas Green, son of Thomas Green, died April 15, 1674. 

Thomas Green was in King Philip's War, December 10, 1675. 
They were fighting the Narragansetts, in Rhode Island. 

Thomas Green, of Maiden, Mass., married Hannah Vinton, 
about 1680, daughter of John Vinton, a worker of iron; he lived 
in Maiden about 20 years. The Vintons came from France, 
about 1685, originally they settled in Essex, England, before 
they came to America. 

John Greene, of Parish of Petsoe, in County of Gloucester, 
Virginia, was a mariner and bound out to sea, in the ship, Thomas 
and Francis; Captain Simmons, Commander, April 15, 1685, 
mentions in his will, six hundred acres land, in the Parish of 
Petsoe, with house, etc., bequeathed to him by his father, John 
Greene, deceased ; he bequeathed to all his relations twelve pence 
each. Thomas Greene was granted 270 acres land on Elisabeth 
River, June 11, 1652. 

Thomas Greene died April 28, 1694. 

Thomas Greene, Jr., married Ann Greene, May ly, 1686, in 
Warwick, R. I. 

Thomas Greene and Hannah Haseltine were married January 
I, 1 700-1. 

Thomas Greene (1731-1810) served as second lieutenant in 
Capt. Benjamin Adams' Company. He was born at Reading, 
Mass., where he died. 

A sermon preached in Trinity Church, at the funeral of Thomas 
Green, Esq., August 5, 1763, in Boston, Mass., states his wife 
was a widow, with several children when he married her; and his 
own children are spoken of. A most excellent character is given 
him. His trade and business was extensive. There were six heirs, 
and the respected mother undertakes for two of them under age. 

Thomas and Samuel Green were printers, in New Haven, Conn., 


The settling of Marietta, Ohio, marked the opening of the 
Great West; and dates more than eleven decades. Those who 
have read of the early pioneers, have a deep regard for them. 
The founders of this state were grander men than Romulus or 
Remus, and were more tried warriors, and nobler than any 
Trojan. The heroes of 1788 were soldiers, tried in battle, and 
all lovers of equality, and jealous of the rights of men. Picka- 
way County, Ohio, was formed, January 12, 1810, from Ross, 
Fairfield, and Franklin counties. The name is a miss-spelling 
of Piqua, the name of a tribe of the Shawanose. Piqua means 
"a man formed out of the ashes." The original settlers were from 
Pennsylvania and Virginia. 

Thomas^ Green (Thomas^, John^, Thomas^, Thomas^, John^), 
born December 6, 1745, was a (posthumous child); provisional 
legacy, by his father's will. He married Mercy, daughter of 
Capt. Peter and second wife, Mercy (Wanton) Cooke, born 
July 8, 1746; died "1-5-1825." Thomas Greene was a Quaker 
preacher, of Smithfield; on account of his Quaker views, he was 
obliged to flee to Nova Scotia; he afterwards went to Rutland, 
Vt., and later to Nantucket, Mass. He had a son, Thomas, 
who went West, where he died. 

Thomas Greene had two wives, the first was Elisabeth, daugh- 
ter of John Gardner, of Gardner's Island. The second was Mrs. 
Martha (Coit) Hubbard; below is the proposal for Miss Martha 
Coit's hand, in marriage, by Daniel Hubbard, whom she after- 
ward married, of New London, Conn.: 

To Mr Jhon (sic) Coit. 


Honoured Sir & Mad™, J blush & tremble on my knees while J study how to 
approach your Presence, to ask of you a Blessing for which J have long ad- 
dress'd y« Skies. From my first Acquaintance at your House I have wish'd 
my Happiness thence; nor have J yet found it in my Power tos seek it from an 

My careful Thoughts with ceaseless Ardors command y® Affair to that 
Being, who alone inspires a pure & refined Love. The Eye-Lids of y* Morning 
discover me in my secret Places, with my first Devotions, sollicting y« dear 
i'mportant Cause: and y" Evening Shades are conscious to y^ Vows J make for 
y® f' Creature, who next to Heaven holds the Empire of my Heart. And now 
while J write J pray y^ great Master of Souls, to incline yours to favour my 
Address. By y® Love of God, J beseech you — y® happy Parents of my Partner 
Soul — but J forbare till J may be honored with y® Oppertunity of a personal 


Application: In y" mean time J consecrate my best Wishes To >■•= Jnterest of 
y® Family — & with yf higest Respect subscribe my Self, Sir and Madame y 
most devoted humble Servant. 

D. Hubbard. 
Stonington, Decem^t"- 1730. 

Written in chronicles of the Indians, on Colonel Spotswood, 
who in a company of rangers, in scouting for Indians on the 
frontiers of Virginia was lost and perished in the woods, in 1757; 
his bones were found the next year 1757: 

"Courageous youth, were now thine honor'd sire 
To breathe again, and rouse his wonted fire; 
Nor French, nor Shawnoe durst his rage provoke 
From great Potomac's springs to Roanoke. 
Or had brave Oglethorpe our warriors led, 
And tribes of Indians to his friendship wed;" 

Indian Troubles 

A short time after the settlement of Marietta, Ohio, an associa- 
tion was formed under the name of the "Scioto Land Company." 

A contract was made for the purchase of lands in the Ohio 
Company's Purchase. They tried to secure titles, and finally 
applied to Congress in June, 1798, when a grant was made to them 
of a tract of land on the Ohio river above the mouth of the Scioto 
river, called the " French Grant." 

The state of Virginia, early in the Revolutionary war, raised 
two descriptions of troops, State and Continental, to each of 
which bounties of land were granted. These lands were situated 
on the northwest bank of the Ohio river. 

In 1789, a treaty was made at Fort Harmer, between Governor 
St. Clair and the Sachems, and warriors of the Wyandot, Chip- 
pewa, Potawatamie, and Sac nations; it did not prove favorable, 
and the Indians assumed a hostile appearance; a force of 2,300 
men conquered the Indians. In 1791, General Butler and 600 
men were killed. 

Quite an army from Virginia was raised to subdue the Indians 
in Ohio. About 1774, an army from Virginia went to Piqua 
County, under Lord Dunmore, with a force of 3,000 men to the 
Scioto towns. 

The first white child born in Fairfield, Greene County, Ohio, 
was the son of Mrs. Ruhama Greene. This lady emigrated to 
Ohio in 1798, and settled three miles west of Lancaster, Ohio, 


where her child was born. This sketch appended to her, is from 
Col. John M 'Donald, of Ross County. Mrs. Ruhama Green 
was born and raised in Jefferson County, Virginia. In 1785, 
she married Mr. Charles Builderback, and with him crossed the 
mountains, and settled at the mouth of Short Creek, on the 
western shores of the Ohio, a few miles above Wheeling. 

Her husband was a brave man who had on many occasions 
distinguished himself in repelling the Indians, who had often 
had sure aim by his unerring rifle, and they were determined to 
kill him. 

On a beautiful morning in summer, in June, 1789, at a time 
when it was thought the enemy had abandoned the western 
shores of the Ohio, Capt. Charles Builderback, his wife, and 
brother Jacob Builderback, crossed the Ohio, to look after some 
cattle. On reaching the shore, a party of fifteen or twenty 
Indians rushed from ambush and fired on them. Jacob was 
wounded on the shoulder. Charles was taken while running to 
escape. Jacob returned to the canoe and got away. In the 
meantime, Mrs. Builderback secreted herself in some drift-wood. 
As soon as the Indians had secured and tied her husband, and 
not being able to discover her hiding place, they compelled him 
with threats of immediate death, if he did not call her to him. 
With a hope of appeasing their fury, he did so. She heard him 
but did not answer. Here, to use her words, "A struggle took 
place in my breast, that I cannot describe. Shall I go to him and 
become a prisoner, or shall I remain, and go to our cabin and care 
for our two children." He shouted to her a second time, saying 
if she came perhaps it would save his life. She no longer hesi- 
tated but surrendered herself to his savage captors; all this took 
place in view of their cabin, on the opposite shore, and where they 
left their son, three years old, and an infant daughter. 

The Indians, knowing they would be pursued as soon as the 
news of their visit reached the stockade, at Wheeling, Va., com- 
menced their retreat. Mrs. Builderback and Husband, travelled 
together that day and night; the next morn, the Indians separated 
into two bands, one taking Mr. Builderback, the other his wife, 
and continued westward by different routes. 

In a few days the band having Mrs. Builderback in custody, 
reached the Tuscarawus river, where they encamped, and were 
soon joined by the band that had her husband in charge. Here 


the murderers exhibited his scalp, on top of a pole, and to con- 
vince her pulled it down and threw it in her lap, to convince her 
they had killed him. She recognized it at once by the redness of 
his hair. She said nothing, and uttered no complaint. It was 
evening; her ears pained with the terrific yell of the savages, 
and she was so wearied by her long travelling that she leaned 
against a tree and fell asleep. When she awoke the scalp was 
gone, and she never learned what became of it. 

Note. — Captain Builderback commanded a company at 
Crawford's defeat. He was a large noble-looking man, and a 
bold intrepid warrior. He was in the bloody Moravian campaign, 
he shed the first blood on that occasion, when he shot and toma- 
hawked and scalped Shebosh, a Moravian chief. But retribution 
and justice was meted out to him. After the Indians killed 
Builderback they asked his name. "Charles Builderback." 
After a pause, the Indians stared at each other in malignant 
triumph, "Ha!" said they, "you kill many Indians — you kill 
big Captain — you kill Moravians." 

As soon as the capture of Builderback was known at Wheeling, 
a party of scouts followed the trail and found the body of Builder- 
back. He had been tomahawked, and scalped, and no doubt 
suffered a lingering death. 

The Indians, on reaching their towns on the Big Miami, 
adopted Mrs. Builderback into a family, with whom she resided 
until released from captivity. She was a prisoner nine months, 
performing the drudgery of the squaws; such as carrying in meat 
from the hunting grounds; preparing and drying it; making 
moccasins and clothing for the family. After her adoption, she 
suffered much from the rough and filthy manner of Indian living, 
but was treated fairly. 

In a few months after her capture, some friendly Indians in- 
formed the commandant at Fort Washington that a white woman 
was in captivity at the Miami towns; she was ransomed, and 
brought into fort, and in a few weeks, sent up the river to her 
lonely cabin, to her two orphan children. She then re-crossed 
the mountains, and returned to her native county. 

In 1 791, Mrs. Builderback married John Greene, and in 1798, 
they emigrated to the Hockhocking valley, and settled about 
three miles west of Lancaster, where she resided until her death, 
in 1842. She survived John Green about ten years. 


(This John Green and wife, formerly Mrs. Charles Builder- 
back, are the great-grandparents, of Mrs. Elvira (Green) Plumer, 
wife of Wilson Plumer of Rockford, 111. See Plumers.) 

This article was taken from the Ohio Historical Collections, 
published in 1869, by H. Howe. 

Charles Builderback, son of the captain, went to Huntsville 
County, Ky., in 1834, to Birmingham township, Schuyler and 
Brown counties, 111. He was a farmer and stock raiser. He 
married Sarah L. Crawford, who died August 21, 1881. 


The Greenes of Virginia are of an ancient English family; 
their lineage traces back to the fourteenth century. 

March 28, 1689, William Greene, with others, refused to go on 
a voyage in an unseaworthy vessel. 

Robart Greene, the first of the family in Virginia, came to the 
Colony in 171 2; he died in 1795; located first in King George's 
County, later in Orange County. In 1731, he was vestryman of 
St. Mark's Parish. He inherited 120,000 acres of land in the 
Valley from his uncle. Sir William Duff ; he married Eleanor Dunn. 

September 30, 1737, William Greene and Mary Amos. 

June 24, 1746, in a letter from Gov. William Greene, governor 
of Rhode Island, to Governor Clinton, of New York, requesting 
him to release so many persons, that were freemen, subjects of 
the King of Spain, as can be found in his government. 

December 18, 1760, in will of William Greene, of Cron Elbow 
Precinct, in Duchess County, N. Y., leaves the choice of his 
negro slaves to his wife Martha, etc., and to sons Stephen; Wil- 
liam, Jr; and Joseph, etc. 

March 9, 1774, among list of Justice of the Peace, was Thomas 
Greene, for Charlotte County, N. Y. 

Married in New York, June 3, 1782, Thomas Greene and Debby 

May 2, 1785, Caleb Greene, of North Casrel, Westchester 
County, N. Y., willed to son, Thomas Green, a tract of land, also 
to William Green, some land. 

William Green, of Culpepper County, Va., married Lucy Wil- 
liams; one of their sons, John, son of William Green, of Culpep- 
per County, married Mary Brown. 

William Green, LL.D., born 1806, married Columbia Slaugh- 


John Green, of Virginia, married Mrs. Ruhama Builderback 
(widow of Capt. Charles Builderback, who were both captured 
by the Indians, in 1789. See the Indian troubles.) They were 
married previous to 1798, as their son William was the first 
white child born in Green County, Ohio. 

Tradition saith, they went overland to Ohio, from Virginia. 

William Green, son of John Green, and Mrs. Builderback, had 
issue of a son Thomas, who married Rebecca -^ — ^^'." i ^ ^ 

Thomas Green (William^; John^) married, in Ohio, Christiana 
Nutter (see Nutters), daughter of Thomas Nutter, and Mary, or 
Nancy McBride. The Nutters went to Ohio about 1832. 

Thomas Green and family moved to Fulton, 111., about i860; 
he farmed in summer and taught school in winter, very success- 
fully. In 1 861, they moved to York Township, 111., and later 
bought a farm in Salem Township, 111. Later in life, they moved 
to Nebraska, where they both died. They had children: 

Elvira Green b. 1848; m. Wilson Plumer. (See Plumers 

and Nutters.) 
Eden Green m. Clara H^dkinson, of Nebraska. 

Elmina Green, married Orlando Howe, of Fairhaven, 111. 
Their children: 

Elmina Howe m. Henry Marts. 
Cora Howe m. Harry McLoughflin. 
Rebecca Howe m. Frank Bufington. 
Frank Howe m. Neva Coughfiin. 

Children of Lewis P. Green, and Anna W. McGaw Green. He 
was born in 1855. 

Mable m. Minard; lives in Clinton, Iowa. 

Gertrude m. Romsdal; lives in Missouri Valley, 

Thomas L. Green lives in Sargent, Neb. 

IvA m. — Thomas; lives in Crawford, Neb. 

Helen m. — — — • Baldwin; lives in York, Neb. 

Margurette m. Newman; lives in Aurora, Neb. 

Lenora m. Smith; lives in Missouri Valley, Iowa. 

Robert L. Green (V. S.) lives in Woods River, Neb. 

Clara Green, aged 19 in 191 5. 

Bess Fern Green, York, Neb. 

Lois Green, York, Neb. 

Pauline Green 1 ^ . , . ■ ^^.r. \/ 1 im u 

LuciLE Green / ^^^"^' ^^^^ '^ ^^^'^^ ^" ^915- York, Neb. 

Bernice Green; lives in York, Neb. 



Christiana Green married Elias Spencer, of Chadwick, 111, 
They had children: 

William A. 

Lee B. m. Bertha Loechael; they had five children. 

Ola E. m. Forrest Doherty; they have one child. 

Rebecca Green married William Myers, of Nebraska. Their 
children : . " 

Fred. ' 


Sophronia Green married Ray Kinkaid of Nebraska. Their 
children: . . . 




Ellis. ' 



Lucinda Cleveland (descendent of Edward Doton, who came 
over in the Mayflower, 1620, and married Faith Clark) married 
Christopher Nutter, of Palermo, Maine. 

Among the Yorkshire pedigrees, of England, was Nutter, who 
had Visitations for Coat of Arms, in 1584, and 1612. 

Hatevil Nutter, an elder and preacher, was born in 1603; he 
was one of a company induced to leave England with Captain 
Wiggin in 1635, and to help found on Dover Neck, N. H., a "com- 
pact town" which never went farther than "High Street, & 
Dirty Lane"; he received lots of land, in different localities. In 
1643, he received a grant of land between Lamprill and Oyster 
River, which was laid out to his son Antony, in 1662 ; he also gave 
the " Welchman's Cave," to Antony, to go afterward to Antony's 
son, John Nutter. 

"The Elder was rich, and respectable, disliked the Quakers, 

and died in a good old age, about 7 1 yrs old ; his wife Anne 

mentions in will, Antony; Mary (Winget) ; and Abigal (Roberts). 
Anthony Nutter lived for a time on Dover Neck, afterward at 
Welchman's Cove, on Bloody Point, where his home, a garrison 
house, was built. 

In 1667, he was corporal; in 1683, lieutenant; freeman in 1662. 

"He was described as a tall, big man named Antony Nutter." 

He was with Wiggin, in Cranfield's time; visited Mason when 
Mason got his wig burned, his teeth knocked out and other acci- 

He married Sarah, daughter of Henry Langstaff, who outlived 
him; he died February 19, 1686. Their children: 




Sarah, whom. Capt. Nathaniel Hill. 

HateviF Nutter lived in Newington (Bloody Point) ; was twice 
married, and died in 1745. He gave his wife "Negro Caesar," 
to sons Hatevil, and Antony, all lands in Rochester, N. H. To 
sons John and Joshua, all lands in Newington, N. H. To five 
daughters, Eleanor, Sarah (Walker), Abigal (Dam), Elisabeth 


(RawHngs), and Olive, he gave ten pounds each. The chil- 
dren by first wife were Hatevil, Antony, Eleanor, Sarah, by 
second wife, John, born February 24, 1721; Joshua; Abigal; 
Elisabeth; Olive. John, son of Hatevil, born February 24, 1721, 
married, November, 1747, Anna Simms, born October 20, 1727. 
Their children : Hatevil, born December i, 1748; Mary; Hannah; 
Dorothy; John, born March 5, 1759; Anna; Joseph, died young; 
Anthony, born February 17, 1764; Hannah; Abigal. There are 
numerous descendents in Strafford County, N. H. 

John Nutter married Elisabeth , who was born January 

22, 1714, and died in 1785. Abigal Nutter married Isaac Went- 
worth, descendant of William Wentworth. John Nutter was 
son of Anthony Nutter, his wife, Sarah, was born December 27, 
1663. John Nutter was killed by the Indians, March 14, 1675, 
at Groton, Mass., in King Philip's war time. 

Lemuel Nutter, 1767, in North Hampton, N. H. 

Anthony Nutter and Sarah had John, born December 

27. 1673, and others. 

Sargeant John Nutter lived on Dover Neck, had a daughter 
Hatevil, who married Thomas Roberts. Their children: Joseph, 
Hatevil, Thomas, Abigal ; he was a delegate to the New Hampshire 
Convention in 1689. 

Among New Hampshire petitioners, in 1689, was John Nutter, 
for defense of the country. 

In the winter expedition of Major Walderne; Lieut. Nutter, 
and Capt. Frost captured Megunnaway, a notorious rogue, and 
carried him on their vessel. In 1678, this war with the Indians 
closed, and many Indians were captured and sold as slaves; and 
to many nothing was left but hate and vengeance upon the Eng- 

May 16, 1716, were married in Newington, N. H., Hatevil 
Nutter and Leah Furber. 

March 12, 1721, John Nutter, son of Hatevil and Leah (Fur- 
ber), was baptized. 

In a Muster Roll, "of Capt. Joseph Heath, & Company, from 
May 2^ to Novem"" 14th, 1722, was Eben Nutter. Sent, sent 
to St Gorges Garrison, and near y'' mouth y" River, or near y*" 

In the lineage of President Abraham Lincoln, a deed was made 
December 14, 1725, in Pennsylvania, between Mordecai Lincoln, 


and Samuel Nutt, for goods and tools, and for iron work. The 
location was Coventry, Chester County, Penn. ; the consideration, 
five hundred pounds. They quitclaimed to William Branson, 
of Philadelphia, Penn. 

June 28, 1727, Hatevil Nutter married Rebecca Ayers. 

February 18, 1728, Hatevil Nutter, "ow, cov, and bap, and ad 
to full com." 

April 7, 1728, Sam'l Nutter "ow cov, and bap." 

April 8, 1733, Sam'l, son to Sam'l and Sarah Nutter, was 

September 2, 1736, Henry Nutter, son to Henry and Mary 
Nutter, was baptized. 

October 24, 1736, Mathais Nutter, and wife, "ow, cov, had a 
son Mathais and Thomas, baptized." 

December 19, 1736, Mark, son of Hatevil and Rebecca Nutter, 
was baptized. 

March 4, 1739, Samuel, son to Samuel and Sarah Nutter, was 

November 17, 1747, John Nutter, of Newington, N. H., mar- 
ried Anna Syms, of Portsmouth, N. H. 

January 22, 1749, Joshua Nutter married Sarah Richards. 

September 13, 1753, Charles Dennet married Hannah Nutter. 

January 15, 1755, John Nutter married Mirriam Nutter, of 
Newington, N. H. 

James Nutter, of Dover, N. H., married Ester Dam, daughter 
of (John\ John^, John^, John^ born 1695, married Elisabeth 
Bickford, February 29, 17 18, Uved on the ancestral farm, at 
Dam's Point) ; she was born 1736, married December, 1755. 

June I, 1756, Antony Nutter, of Newington, N. H., married 
Sarah Nutter, of Portsmouth, N. H. 

In Billeting Roll "of Capt Lawrence's Cpany, 1758, Comorp. 
Nichols Rigment, was Simon Nutting, Apr 10, out 46 days, also 
Benjamin Nutting, out 53 days." 

February 9, 1769, Jotham Nutter and Elisabeth Downing; 
married March 21, 1771, Christopher Nutter and Mary Layton. 

Jacob Nutter was taken from the sloop. Charming Polly, May 
16, 1777, to Old Mill Prison, England, and exchanged. This 
prison was situated on a promontory projecting into the Sound, 
between Plymouth, and Plymouth Dock, England, called "Mill 
Hill," because formerly there were many wind-mills on this high 



By Miss Stevens 
' Roll back, thou tide of time, 
Nor let thy pace be slow. 
And place us where our fathers stood 
A hundred years ago. 

Theirs was a thorny way, 
A rugged path they trod; 
Theirs, too, a noble courage was, 
To dare so wild a road. 

Heroic, brave and true 
In Heaven alone their trust, 
Our fathers faced a savage foe, 
Nor deemed the act unjust." 


From the Swift Genealogy 

William Swift came from Booking, Suffolk County, England, 
in the great Boston immigration of 1630-1, and settled at Water- 
town, Mass., where he was a proprietor in 1636. 

In the Great Dividends of Town Lands, July 25, 1636, William 
Swift drew No. 14, being a forty-acre lot. In 1636-7 he drew a 
five-acre lot at "Beaver Brook Plowlands." In 1641, he sold 
and moved to Sandwich, Mass., the farm he bought there was the 
largest farm in Sandwich, was owned in 1887 by his lineal de- 
scendant, Shadrach Freeman Swift. 

William Swift married Joan Sisson; he died in 1643-4; she 
survived him about twenty years. Her will, dated November 
26, 1663, bequeathed to Daniel Wing's two sons, Samuel and 
John, and to her grandchildren, and others; her son William was 
made executor. Children of William^ Swift, and Joan (Sisson) 

William^ b. in England, about 1627; d. at Sandwich, Mass., 
/ Jan. 1705-6. He was deputy to the General Court. 
' Hannah m. Daniel Wing, Nov. 5, 1641. 

Easter m. Ralph Allen, 1645. 

William m. Ruth — — — -. 

William^ Swift married Ruth — -. Their children: 

Hannah m. — — — Tobey. 
William'' b. Aug. 28, 1654. 
Ruth d. young. 
Ephraim b. June 6, 1656; m. Sarah 

Mary b. April 7, 1659; m. Ezra Perry. 
Samuel b. April 16, 1662; m. Mary 

JiREH m. Abigal Gibbs. , ^,^AC. 

Temperance m. Deacon Timothy Bourne. 

Easter m. — — — - Gibbs. 

Dinah m. — - Perry, j, /^'•'jA-r5 .' ' 

JosiAH m. Mary Bodfish; second. Experience Nye. 

1643 Records of Sandwich, Mass. — Able to bear arms, William 
Swift. Wm^ Swyft, will, December 15, 1705-6. 

William^ Swyft was born August 28, 1654, and married Elisa- 
beth , of Sandwich, Mass. He was a carpenter by trade. 

Their children : 


William b. 1679. 
Benjamin b. 1682. 
Joseph b. 1687. 
Samuel b. 1690. 
Joanna b. 1692. 
Thomas b. Dec. 16, 1694. 



Benjamin Swift^ was born in 1682 (William^, William^, William^ 
of Sandwich, Mass. He married Hannah Wing, February 24, 
1703-4. The Wings were Quakers, from the days of John Wing, 
the first emigrant, who married Deborah Batcheldor. He was 
among the Quaker remonstrants, of 1731, and was fined for dis- 
turbing the pubHc peace by his silent worship. He had a son 
who married Mercy Wing. 

Zebulon^ Swift (Benjamin*, William*, William^, William^), 
second son of Benjamin and Hannah (Wing) Swyft, was born 
April 15, 1712, and married Rebecca Wing, of Sandwich, Mass., 
November 15, 1739. They settled in Falmouth, Mass. Their 
children : 

Joseph b. July 16, 1741; m. Martha Crowell, Nov. 19, 1772. 
Samuel b. Sept. 12, 1743. 

Abraham b. Dec. 31, 1745; m. Joana Sisson, of Nine Part- 
- ners, N. Y. 

Hannah m. Dillingham. 

Dorothy m. Nathan Hatch, April 3, 1799. 

Elisabexh m. Gifford. 


Deborah m. Stephen Tripp. 

HuLDAH m. Clifton Bowerman, 1793. 

Jemina published to Richard Landers, Dec. 6, 1793. 

Abraham*' Swift was born in 1745, and married Joana Sisson. 
Their children: 

Zebulon^ Swift 1 , ^ , ^. ^^^^ 
Lemuel^ Swift | b. July 26, 1776. 

Zebulon Swift^ died August 16, 1823. He married Sarah 
Titus, who was born March 24, 1790, and died January 16, 1870. 
Their children: 

Deborah b. Dec. 11, 1808; d. Dec. 21, 1827. 

Elisabeth b. Jan. 31, 1810; m. Josiah Bartlett, Jan. 21, 1828. 

SWIFT 287 

William b. Oct. 6, 1811; m. Anna Wanza, Sept. 24, 1840. 

Phebe b. Nov. 6, 1815; d. 1876. 

Richard T. b. Sept. 26, 1817; m. Hannah Deuel, Dec. 9, 

Sarah H. b. Nov. 2, 1819; d. 1895, unmarried. 
Isaac b. Nov. 19, 1822; m. (i) Lydia Almy; (i) Rhoda Ann, 


Thomas^ Swift was born May 11, 1727 (Thomas^, William^, 
William^, William^). He married Rebecca Clark, of Plymouth, 
Mass., October 21, 1746. In 1748, they moved to Rochester, 
N. Y. They had children: 




Priscilla; and others. 

Silas Swift was born August 2, 17 13, and married Abigal 
Tupper, who was born in 17 16 and died February 15, 181 1. 
Among their children was Roxalana, born October 8, 1761, and 
died in 1850. 

From Plymouth, Mass., Colony Records 
Thomas^ Swyft was born December, 1694 (William^, William^, 
William^). He settled in Plymouth, Mass. He married, 
January 23, 1718-19, Thankful Morey, of Plymouth, Mass. 
Their children: 




Thomas b. May 11, 1727. 




-Lemuel^^ J twins, b. Feb. 26, 1737, in Plymouth, Mass. 

Lemuel* Swift (Thomas'*, William^, William^, William^) mar- 
ried Rebecca Whitfield, of Rochester, Mass. He was a soldier 
in the Revolution, in Captain Nye's Company, Fourth Plymouth 
County Regiment, in 1776, at the defense of Elisabeth Island. 
He was a Corporal in the service, in the Rhode Island Campaign, 
in 1780. At the close of the war, he went to New Hampshire; 
thence to Wareham, Vt., where his brother Thomas settled. He 
moved to New York, in 1804. 


Lemuel Swift was one of the pioneers of Potsdam, N. Y., and 
is buried in the old Garfield burying-ground, two miles from 
Potsdam village. Potsdam is in Potsdam township, St. Law- 
rence County, N. Y., on the Raquette river, twenty-five miles 
east by south of Ogdensburg. 

Herman Swift, Joseph Swift and Levi Swift, were sons of 
Thomas, or Lemuel, and had families in Barnard, Mass. 

Levi^ Swift (LemueP, Thomas^, William^, William^, William^), 
born in Sandwich, Mass., about 1775, was with his father at 
Potsdam, N. Y., where he cleared a farm now occupied by Judge 
Theodore H. Swift. He married a Boyden. 

Among Judge Swift's maternal ancestors, was Major Lyon of 
the Revolution. 

His mother's father, Peter Ault, son of Nicholas and Catherine 
Loucks, married Roxanna, daughter of William and Mehetable 
(Lyon) Eaton. 

The Ault family came from Saxony and Hesse, Germany. 

Judge Swift's parents moved in 1823 to New Hudson, Alle- 
gany County, N. Y., later to Cuba. They were descendants of 
William Swift. 

Abraham Swift, son of Zebulon Swift, was born December 31, 
1745. He married Joanna Sisson, of Nine Partners, N. Y., 
(Perhaps the father of Zebulon, born in 1790, who moved to 

We have some of the branches of the family, also the root and 
top, but the unchangeable cannot be changed. But could the 
little dust that names represent here, be reanimated, with thought 
and speech, we might produce the names, existence, and places 
these people inhabited, which would be a great satisfaction to 
the present generation. 

(The writer has hunted many volumes of history of New York 
and the counties situated therein, but New York Vital Records, 
have not as yet been published (if any) so that we are not quite 
sure of the ancestry of Zebulon, born in 1790; but think he 
belongs here, or to Lemuel, Jr., who married Anne McWharter, 
January 29, 1784.) 

In records of United Brethren Church, Staten Island, N. Y., 
May 31, 1829, Vincent Bowdine married Mary Ann Burbank. 
They had a child, Vincent Bodine. May 7, 1830, Isaac Swift 
married Eliza Bodine. They had sons, John and William. 

SWIFT 289 

William Bodine married, March 19, 1832, Rosanna, child of 
Abraham; baptized at grandfather James Bodine's. 

September 4, 1834, Isaac Swift and Eliza Bodine had a son, 
James Bodine. April 25, 1836, they had a son Jeremiah Swift. 

Mr. Jonathan Wing settled in New Haven township, Oswego 
County, N. Y., in 1807-8, and was one of the early magnates of 
New Haven, N. Y. 

One of the early settlers of New Haven, Oswego County, N. Y., 
was Solomon Smith ; he put up the first frame building there in 

Zebulon Swift (perhaps a brother to Levi Swift) was born in 

1790, and died November i, 1852. He married Abigal , 

who was born in 1790, and died June 22, 1853. They had chil- 
dren : 




Edwin ^ ^^^"^- 

Roxanna Swift married James Smith, of New York state. 
Their children: 

Mary Sylvania Smith b. in New York state ; d. in Pecatonia, 
111., July 6, 1861, aged 21 years, and is buried with her 
mother, in Durand, 111., near the old Swift home. 

Henry Smith m. a Starkey, in Iowa. 

About this period, Charles Billick and James Smith started to 
emigrate west. In Jackson, Mich., Mr. James Smith and wife 
had a daughter, Cordelia Augusta, born in 1845. She married 
a Johnson, in Rockford, 111., and there died. 

Mercy Smith, daughter of James Smith and Roxanna (Swift) 
Smith, was born May 21, 1848, in (Lysander) Pecatonia, III.; 
and married John G. Henry, in Pecatonia, who was born in 
Plymouth, Mass., in 1848. He was a successful salesman for 
many years, but has retired from active life. They live in Rock- 
ford, 111., in 1915. 

Roxanna Swift, daughter of Zebulon Swift and Abigal, married 
second, D. A. Spencer; no issue. 

James Smith had a sister, Mercy Smith, born in New York 


state, who came to Illinois, and married in Rockford, George 
Wyatt, who helped found Rockford, Iowa. 

In the gold excitment of 1849-50, which drew many to Cali- 
fornia, James Smith was one of the number, with a cousin, who 
went to Colusa County. The cousin came home, but Mr. Smith 
had not collected all he thought he might get, and stayed longer; 
was heard of for awhile, but after awhile all trace was lost of him, 
and he undoubtedly was killed for his money, as he was an 
upright man, of sterling qualities. After some years, she mar- 
ried D. A. Spencer. 

In 1834, Germanicus Kent extended an invitation to some 
friends to come to "Midway," a settlement between Chicago 
and Galena, to a place called by the Indians Rocky-ford. Here 
the New Yorkers came to "Illini," signifying "Superior Man." 

" Peeketolika " (Pecatonia), which was settled in 1835, com- 
prised Seward, Burritt, and Pecatonia; here Zebulon Swift and 
family settled, and are buried in Durand, with two children, 
Zebulon, Jr., and Roxanna (Swift) (Smith) Spencer, in Winne- 
bago County. (Winnebago is translated "fish-eater" from the 
Indian name.) 

The lands in Winnebago County did not come into market 
until the autumn of 1839; they were many of them settled by 
New England people, who lived some years in New York state, 
and were descendants of English stock. The only means of 
transportation to the new west, was by ox teams, or a few horses. 

There was much controversy about the settlement of lands, in 
1834-5, of Winnebago County. In 1842, Congress passed an 
act that became a law, removing the incubus, and authorizing 
the entry of land in parts of Winnebago County for pre-emption, 
like other government land, which had been occupied by a band 
of outlaws and horse-thieves. 

Another cause of discord was the road question ; every settler 
wanted the road to center or corner near his location. 


In the early ages of the world every king and chief had a smith, and 
great was the honor paid to him. 

In the early days, the smith then shaped armor and military weapons, and 
part of his duty was to teach young warriors how to use the weapons he had 
made for them. 

As a surname, it is one of the oldest. Some historians claim it is the oldest, 
except the name of King. 

In old records, the name appears as Smith, Smithe, Smeith, Smyth, Smythe, 

Germany has its Schmitts, Schmits, Smids, Smidths, Schmitzes. 

In France, the name is Lefevres; in Italy, it is Fabbroni; in Scotland, one 
would hardly recognize it as Gowans. 

The Smiths of England trace back to Rev. William Smith, who was born in 
Lancaster County, England, about 1460. He was bishop of London and 
Litchfield, and one of the founders of Oxford College. 

One of the immigrant ancestors of the English Smiths was the old familiar 
John Smith, who was born in England about 1609, and came to this country 
in 1638, landing in Boston, with his brother Nemiah. Edward, a nephew, 
came in 1652. He was the first regular custom house official in the Colony. 

To John Smith, the second mayor of Newcastle, England, and the fifth in 
descent from Bishop William Smith, was granted a crest in 1624, the family 
arms having been recognized in 1561. 

The arms — a token of prowess— displayed a lion rampant; the crest was a 
tiger passant wounded on the shoulder. 

The proudest earldom in England is that of the Smiths — the real name of 
the sirname of the Earl of Derby. 

The guild mayor for 1902 was the Earl of Derby, who was the fifteenth one 
to bear the title. 

An American Smith boasts of the fact that his country's hymn was written 
by a member of his family. Rev. Samuel Francis Smith, of Newton Center, 
Mass., in 1832, and was used July 4th, that year, at the Park Street church 
in Boston, Mass. 


Smith, of New York, in Early Days 

In the will of William Smith, of New York, who had a house 
and lot and land in Flushing, N. Y., land at Fresh Meadows, 
also salt meadow, called Ragged Swamp, of 200 acres, also land 
up the Hudson River, at a place called Quaspack, near Verdreda 
Hook, in Orange County, 826 acres, is mentioned wife Susannah. 
The will states if my son William die without issue, my estate 
goes to the children of my brothers, James, John and Thomas. 
The will was dated June 23, 1718. 

The house was at No. 7 Broadway, N. Y., that was the home 
of W™ Smith, which was the home of Gabriel Minveille, whose 
widow Susannah he married. 

In will of Joseph Smith, November 14, 1746, he gives to five 
daughters, Hannah, Mary, Sarah, Elisabeth, Phebe, and four 
sons, Joseph, Benjamin, Richard and James. 

In will of James Smith, of Newburg, Ulster County, N. Y.^ 
dated February 25, 1747, he leaves to four sons, William, Ben- 
jamin, Ephraim, and James, his farm and lands at Newburgh, 
to be sold and the money put out to interest, except one third for 
wife, to maintain schooling for the children. 

In will of John Smith, of Ulster County, N. Y., dated April 13, 
1755) he leaves to eldest son, James Smith, real estate. 

In will of Nathan Smith, of Crom Elbow, Precinct, Duchess 
County, N. Y., dated March 25, 1759, he makes brother, James 
Smith, executor. 

In will of Elisabeth Searing, of Hempstead, Queens County, 
N. Y., she makes son-in-law, James Smith, and John Smith, 
executors, dated November 27, 1760. 

James Smith witnessed will of Benarah Brotherton, July 28, 

May I, 1758, warrant was made in favor of Lieut. James 
Smith for bounty for 160 men in Suffolk County, N. Y. 

Anna Smith, wife of James Smith, Sr., Hempstead, Queens 
County, on the island Nassau (Long Island), Province New York, 
dated April 26, 1765, gave to son, James, land, and to grandson, 
James, and others, land; he had a large property. 


John Smith, in will dated September 4, 1765, Ulster County, 
N. Y., wills to brother, James Smith. 

James Smith witnessed several wills about 1776. He was a 

October 3, 1778, James Smith administered on Daniel Smith's 

In Benjamin Smith's will, of Hempstead, Queens County, 
N. Y., January 10, 1779, he makes brother, James Smith, execu- 

James Smith's will, of Precinct of Goshen, speaks of wife Ruth. 
It is dated December 6, 1782. 

In will of John Smith, dated March 6, 1783, he wills, among 
others, to his grandchildren, James Smith, of Hempstead, Queens 
County, N. Y. 

Stephen Smith, of Smith Town, Sufifolk County, wills to 
grandson, James Smith, a tract of land, and house, where his 
father lived; dated February 27, 1784. 

James Smith, who witnessed so many wills, was an attorney- 

Shubael Smith, born March 13, 1653, was a son of John, of 
Barnstable, Mass. He married Susannah Hinckley. They had 
a son, Shubael. 

Shubael Smith, of Sandwich, Mass., married, February 8, 
1678, Mary Swift. Their children: 

/' Mercy b. Feb. 3, 1679. 
Susannah b. 1681. 
Abigal b. Feb. 2, 1683. 

The Widow Smith died in 1689. She was probably a descend- 
ant of Richard Smith, of New London, who came over in the 
Speedwell July, 1655, who married Bathsheba, daughter of John 
Rogers, who had James Smith, baptized April 12, 1674. 

On the church record of Walpeck, N. Y., is James Smith, born 
March 4, 1822, also Lydia, born in 1820 and Benjamin, born 
1824. These were children of Benjamin Smith and Susannah 

In 1799, Mr. Spencer located in Mexico, Oswego County, N. Y., 
with Welcome Spencer, his son. 

SMITH 295 

' O tell me no more of the wild prairies fair 
The tall waving grain and the giant-like corn, 
Of clustering vines and of flowerets rare 
Where peaceful herds graze on plains unshorn. 

The mountains and hills of the Old Granite State, 
So changeful, and free from monotonous scenes 
Have charms in themselves, which naught can create 
'Mong dark muddy creeks, and loathsome ravines. 

Ah, give me the home of my childhood again. 
The home where I sported, light-hearted and gay. 
The graves, where the dearest of kindred are laid, 
Their home, may I share, when from this torn away. ' 


I have completed my work. Our forgotton and unknown 
ancestors have been reviewed. Do we count age by dates, or 
the poet's juster rule that "He who lives most, who most endures, 
most loves, and most forgets is best"? 

Our births, marriages, and deaths, are the most important 
events of our lives; some have lived out of wedlock, and were 
happy ; they gave their lives a sacrifice of labor for helpless parents 
or friends. What is the reward of their life hereafter? 

Is there no life after the pulses cease to beat and hearts to 
palpitate? A few of us wander through life as in a cool calm 
vale, content to love, live, and leave events to God who gave. 
" Is it all of life to live, or all of death to die? " 

We have gathered a few threads of the past that are not en- 
tirely eluded from the web of life, as we know man's memory is 
ever faulty, and that passing time presents a different view on 
every mind as days go by ; and we forget the item as it was pre- 
sented to us, and it changes with time. We desire to thank the 
editorial fraternity for much valuable information, and our 
kindred, and friends for their valuable aid. 

Mary Elisabeth (Neal) Hanaford, 



Ann Batt, daughter of Nicholas Batt, and Lucy , 

married, June 13, 1653, John Webster, of Newbury, Mass. 

Nicholas Batt and family came to New England on the ship 
James, from Southampton, England, April 5, 1635; they settled 
at Newbury, Mass. He was a linen weaver. The Newbury 
pioneers were intenvoven in blood with many of their neighbors 
of-Oldtown and Rowley, Mass. 

John Webster came from Ipswich, Sufifolk County, England, 
to Ipswich, Mass., where he was made freeman in 1635. He died 
soon after coming here, leaving four sons and four daughters. 
His wife's name was Mary. Their children: 

JOHN^ b. 1633; m. Anna Batt. 


Mary m. John Emery. 

Hannah m. Michael Emerson. 

Stephen b. 1639; m. Hannah Ayer; moved to Haverhill, 


Israel b. 1644; m. Elisabeth Brown (2) Elisabeth Lunt. 
Nathan b. 1646; m. Mary . 

Michael Emerson, the emigrant, baptised in 1627, was son of 
Thomas and Margaret (Frol), of Howsham, in the Parish of 
Cadney, Lincolnshire, England. He settled at Haverhill, Mass., 
in 1656; there married, April i, 1657, Hannah, daughter of John 
and Mary (Satchwell) Webster. Their issue were fifteen children, 
among them Hannah, who married Thomas Dustin, and is known 
in history as the woman who killed the Indians at Contoocook, 
N. H. 

The Indians murdered her infant child before her eyes, and 
captured her and her nurse, Mary (Corlis) Nye, and took them 
up the river to Contoocook. She rose in the night and, with the 
assistance of her nurse and a captive boy named Samuel Leonard- 
son, they slew ten Indians and scalped them, and took a canoe 
and rowed down the Merrimac to their home in Haverhill. At 
this time she had five sons and seven daughters. 



Thomas Webster, of Ormsby, Norfolk County, England, 

married Margaret ; they had a son Thomas^. Thomas, 

Sr., died in England; his wife married, second, William Godfrey. 
They, with her son, Thomas Webster, came to Hampton, N. H. 
Thomas Webster married, November 2, 1657, Sarah Bruer 
(Brewer); died, January 5, 1715. Their children: 

Mary b. Dec. 19, 1658; m. WiUiam Swaine. 

Sarah b. Jan. 22, 1661; m. William Lane. 

Hannah b. Dec. 27, 1663; d. 1664. 

Thomas* b. Jan. 20, 1665; m. Sarah . 

Ebenezer b. Aug. I, 1667, was one of the grantees of Kings- 
ton, N. H., in 1694; his grandson Ebenezer, b. in Kingston, 
1739, was one of the first proprietors of Stevenstown, in- 
corporated as Salisbury, 1767. He settled in Franklin, 
N. H., m. Mehitable Smith (2) Abigal Eastman, who was 
the mother of Daniel Webster. 

Thomas, son of Thomas, m. Sarah . 

Isaac, son of Thomas, m. Mary Hutchins of Newbury, 
April I, 1697. 

John baptised June 27, 1697, probably the ancestor of 
Edwin S. Webster. 

Ebenezer* Webster, son of Thomas"^, was a grantee in Kingston 
in 1692, settled there 1700, where his son, Hon. Ebenezer, was 
born, 1739, and settled in Salisbury, 1763, who was the father of 
Hon. Ezekiel and Hon. Daniel Webster. 

John Webster born in 1741, was probably a brother of Hon. 
Ebenezer, as the descendants of E. S. Webster claim a cousinship, 
once, twice, or thrice removed. 

In Mr. Eddy's pamphlet on the descendants of John Webster 
of Ipswich, Mass., he states that little has been written on the 
Webster family. John Webster was supposed to be the father 
of Thomas of Hampton, N. H., the first ancestor in the country 
of the Hon. Daniel Webster. 

Daniel Webster was the youngest son of Hon. Ebenezer Web- 
ster and Abigal Eastman, born in Salisbury, N. H., January 18, 
1782. His ancestor, Thomas, of Ormsby, Norfolk County, 
England, died there April 1634, leaving a wife and son Thomas 
admitted freeman 1644, who married Sarah Brewer, November 
2, 1657, and died at Hampton, January 5, 1715, leaving a son, 

NOTES 303 

Ebenezer, born at Hampton, August i, 1667; he married Hannah 
Judkins July 25, 1709. Their children: 

Ebenezer b. Oct. 10, 17 14; m. July 20, 1738, Susannah, 
descendant of Rev. Stephen Batcheldor of Hampton, N. H. 
They had eight children: Ebenezer^, the oldest, b. at 
Kingston, April 22, 1739; m. Mehitable Smith, Jan. 8, 1761. 
This Ebenezer was apprenticed to Col. Ebenezer Stevens, 
of Kingston. In 1749, he became a leading proprietor 
of Salisbury. About 1770, he built the house at Franklin, 
N. H., where Daniel Webster was born called the "Web- 
ster Place." 

From Port of Hull, February 28 to March 7, 1774, John Web- 
ster emigrated from England. 

From Runnells History of Sanborntown, N. H. 

It is told that Daniel Webster went to visit one of his chums, 
wh?) was teaching a district school about 1799. He is described 
as being clad in a blue homespun suit, and the scholars laughed, 
in spite of their good manners, at his tall ungainly stature, and 
awkward movement. His complexion was dark as an Indian's, 
with great black eyes looking out from heavy eyebrows. It was 
he who, in later years, being asked "What is the greatest thought 
that ever occupied your brain?" replied "It is the thought of my 
personal responsibility to God." That great thought helped 
found his character, and showed his thoughts when he said 
"When my eyes shall be turned to behold for the last time the 
sun in Heaven, may I not see him shining on the broken and dis- 
honored fragments of a once glorious Union : On states disheveled, 
discordant, belligerent; on a land rent with civil feuds, or drenched, 
it may be, in fraternal blood. Let their last feeble and lingering 
glance rather behold the gorgeous ensign of the Republic . . 
bearing for its motto, . . . that other sentiment dear to 
every American heart — Liberty and Union, now and forever, one 
and inseparable!" 

John Webster was born in 1741 and died August 27, 1814. 

He married Abigal , who was born in 1751 and died April 

27, 1829. 

Military Service of John Webster 
John Webster was in Capt. Thos. Pry's Regiment of Light 
Infantry, Col. Moses Hazen's Regiment September 13, 1778. 


John Webster signed with others paper praying to be freed from 
the Jurisdiction of Massachusetts, July 26, 1665. 

In 1780, Col. John Webster was an officer with twenty-five 
privates at West Point. 

Col. John Webster returned to Chester, October 6, 1781, in 
obedience to orders from Exeter. 

John Webster was Lieutenant at Ticonderoga, N. Y. 

Isaac Webster, son of John Webster, born February 21, 1774, 
married Sally Watson. She was born May 8, 1774. They were 
married October 31, 1799. Their children: 

Ira Webster b. Aug. 5, 1800. 

Heaty b. May 17, 1802. 

LuciNDA b. May 13, 1806; m. Col. John Prescott, Aug. 31, 
1826. (See Prescotts.) 

Elmira b. Sept. 6, 1808; m. Daniel Watson, June 22, 1837. 

HuLDAH b. Nov. I, 1810; m. Benjamin Burleigh, Feb. 16, 

Elbridge Heath b. Apr. 2, 1814; d. young. 

Sally Beedee b. Sept. 22, 181 7; m. Ira Marston, March 
22, 1840. 

Lyman Watson b. Oct. 5, 1819, in Wolfeborough, N. H.; m. 
Feb. 4, 1844, Eliza Jane Smith, daughter of Jeremiah 
Smith and Dorothy Etheridge of Sandwich, N. H. 

Lyman Webster d. July 18, 1899; his wife d. Jan. 8, 1900. 
Their children: Celia Ellen, b. May 4, 1845; d. Oct. 29, 
1863; m. Henry George Page. She is buried near the 
home of Edwin S. Webster, in Wysox, 111. Edwin Solon, 
b. June 9, 1 85 1. (See Hanafords). 

Tradition states Jeremiah Smith's father was a Revolutionary 
soldier; he had a son 18 years old who was drafted; they both 
served seven or eight years in the service, and both came out of 
the Revolutionary War with the honors of Captain. 

Jeremiah Smith married Dorothy Etheridge. Their children: 


Andrew (again). 
Eliza Jane. 
Julia M. 
Lewis C. 
Jeremiah S. 

NOTES 305 

One of the old-time stories, through Edwin S. Webster, of 
Wysox, 111., states that Mr. Moulton, of Moultonborough, N. H., 
one of the pioneers, had acquired much property. The story 
goes that he sold himself to the devil for a boot full of gold. 

Tradition states that when he died, he requested everyone to 
leave the room. After a time someone outside opened the door 
where he was and a black dog ran out of the room; and they 
found his body divided into four parts, a quarter in each corner 
of the room. 

This mutilating the body was a punishment on him for cutting 
a hole in the toe of the boot and letting some of the gold run out, 
and his beating the devil, from filling the boot; thus the devil 
squared himself by this act, as the story goes. 


Robert Handfort, Philip Ludwell, and Richard Whitehead, 
received a grant of 20,000 acres of land, October 24, 1673, in 
Rappahannock County, Va. 

Among early settlers in Essex and Old Norfolk, Mass., was 
Nathaniel Handforth,aged 54, in 1662; also Nathaniel Handford, 
aged 50, in 1665. 

In the diary of Noahkiah Russel, tutor at Harvard, "Anno 
Dom, 1682, 26th 1st; It being Sabbath day and quite warm. At 
night between 4 and 5 of ye clock, a thunder shower came from 
the sou west, wherein was a great storm of hail, ye hail stones 
were nearly ye bigness of a bullet; they broke several s(juares of 
glass at Colle — for they came with a strong wind, and broke 
much glass at other places; moreover at Lyn after sun down as it 
began to be darkish, an honest old man Mr. Nanthaniel Hand- 
forth went out to look for a new moon, when in the west he espied 
a strange black cloud, in which, after some space, he saw a man, 
in arms complete, standing with his legs straddling, and have a 
pike in his hands, which he held across his breast — ^which sight 
ye man wath his wife and many others saw. 

After awhile he man in ye cloud vanished in whose room ap- 
peared a spacious ship seeming under full sail, though she kept 
the same station. They saw it they said as apparently as ever 
they saw a ship in the Harbor, wh' to their imagination was the 
handsomest of ever they saw — ^with a lofty stem, the head to the 


south, the hull black, the sails bright, a long resplendant streamer, 
came from ye top of ye mast; this was seen for a great space both 
by these and others of ye town. After tarrying awhile and look- 
ing out again the sky was clear." 


Robert Hanaford married . His son Nathaniel, born 

January 5, 1791, married Mary Green, born January 12, 1789, 
both of Enfield, N. H. Their children: 

Edward b. Sept. 10, 1816, in Enfield, N. H. 
Allen Worcester b. Jan. 14, 1818, in Enfield. 
Riley b. Feb. 23, 1820, in Enfield. 
Theopolis b. Jan. 11, 1823, in Underbill, Vt. 
Mary b. Nov. 10, 1825, in Underbill, Vt. 

Riley Hanaford married Sarah Gleason, June ii, 1845, in Essex, 
Vt. Their children: 

Marvin L. b. Feb. 20, 1853, in Underbill, Vt.; m. Melvina 
Euphema Hall, b. in Chicago, 111. They were m. in 
Beloit, Wis. 

Dr. Riley L. Hanaford is a very successful dentist of over 
forty years practice, in Rockford, III. He is president of 
the Art Guild Association, of Rockford, also ex-president 
of the IlUnois State Dental Society, also the Northern 
Illinois Dental Society, and others. 

Rev. W. H. Hanaford, of Ventura, Gal., writes, October, 1915, 
that his great-grandfather was Amos Hanaford, born January 13, 

1766, died in Northfield, N. H., who married . Their 

children : 



Joseph. / 




Joseph Hanaford went West and was never heard from by 
the family. 

Amos married, second . Their children: 



NOTES 307 

Reuben Morrill Hanaford married Nancy Foster, and they 
moved to Ohio. She was daughter of Abiel Foster (his father 
was a graduate of Harvard, in 1756, and ordained over the church 
in Canterbury, N. H., which at that time included Loudon and 
Northfield, January, 1761. He was chosen delegate to Congress, 
under the Confederation, February 18, 1783, was present when 
Washington resigned his commission. Hon. Abiel Foster served 
fourteen years in Congress). Reuben M. Hanaford married 
Nancy Foster, July 8, 1828. She died in Ohio. He married 
second Nancy W. Richards, December 30, 1858. Children of 
Reuben Morrill Hanaford: 

Eliza Ann b. July i, 1829; m. Chandler Dunwell, in 1852. 
Martha Jane b. Nov. 17, 1830; m. Fenner Bosworth, in 

Susan Minerva b. July 15, 1832; m. Albert M. Smith, in 

Catherine Foster b. May 12, 1834; m. Henry B. Chase; 

1857, moved to Rockford. 
Charles Augustus b. Feb. 26, 1836. 
William Foster b. Feb. 24, 1838; m. Julia Barnard, 1858. 
Lyman Beecher b. Aug. 9, 1841; m. Mary Shinfield. 
John Roy b. April 27, 1843; m. Ella Beardsley. 
Mary b. April 27, i860; m. Fred. H. Mowrey, 1880. 

Reuben Morrill Hanaford died November 26, 1884, aged 84 

The issue of H. B. Chase, and Catherine Foster Hanaford, was 
Charles Agustus, William Foster, Lyman Beecher, John Roy 

Charles Chase had a son, Charles, who died, leaving a widow 
and two children. 

Roy Hanaford lives near Cleveland, and Albert Milton lives 
in Alpens, Mich. 

William Hanaford had a son, Rev. W. H. Hanaford, and two 

Lyman B. Hanaford left a son, Rollin Meredith, who lives in 

John Hanaford left two sons, Albert Milton, who has a young 
son, John; also Frank; both live in Cleveland, O. 

Charles and Lyman both left daughters, also Reuben, who 
married a second wife, and had a daughter by her. 

Rev. W. H. Hanaford has two sons, William Fiske, and George 
Good; also Ruth. William and Ruth are both married. 


In Los Angeles, Cal., Charles N. Hanaford resides whose 
father was born in Vermont and died in Michigan. They were 
descendants of the Canterbury Hanafords. He had a brother, 
Anson, in Detroit, Mich., and another, Myron. 


Notes by Horace E. Stow^, of Washington, D. C. 

I have been unable to establish any connections between my 
wife's (Meredith, N. H.) branch of the family and that of Gov. 
Josiah Bartlett, of New Hampshire, a signer of the Declaration 
of Independence. It seems probable that both lines come from 
the same source, but that they branched off some generations 
back. My definite records begin with Abiel Bartlett. 

Abiel Bartlett was born probably in Amesbury, Mass., in 1749. 
He married Maria Goodhue. Abiel died in August, 1816. His 
wife died April 2, 1826. Both are buried near the southeast wall 
in the old burial ground, on Squire Towles place (where Joseph 
Neal settled, "Red Oak Joe," so called). At one time Abiel 
lived at Mount Delight, in Deerfield, Mass. It is stated that 
he was one of the first settlers of Meredith, N. H. (he was one of 
the early pioneers). He was a tanner by trade and had some 
vats near the Arthur Leavitt home in Meredith. On the author- 
ity of Henry M. Bartlett of Laconia, N. H., and Huldah J. 
Leavitt, it is stated that Abiel had a brother Humphrey, who 
lived near Pow Pow Hill, and who ran a ferry between Amesbury, 
Mass., and Newbury, or Newburyport. H. M. Bartlett sug- 
gested that Abiel had a sister Deborah. In a letter to me in 
February, 1915, from George H. Bartlett of Haverhill, Mass., he 
states that he can find nothing definite about Abiel, but, he says, 
I have heard my father (Dudley) say that his grandfather used 
to run a ferry between Salisbury and Newbury — also from the 
history of Newbury, that Edward Bartlett was given a permit 
to run a ferry. Of this Edward I know nothing. It is not im- 
possible that Abiel (probably in early life) may have been con- 
nected with this ferry. 

Search in the towns about, viz., Amesbury, Salisbury, New- 
bury, Newburyport, may disclose the missing link. 

Abiel had sons, Abiel, Moses, Joseph (the ancestor of our 
line), John and James, also a daughter, Mrs. Olive Leavitt, of 

NOTES 309 

Meredith, N. H. It is thought that all the sons were born in 
Deerfield. Abiel, son of Abiel, moved from Meredith to Riim- 
ney, and thence to Sharon, Vt.; there he married and had sons, 
Samuel and Smith. Moses moved from Meredith to Sutton, 
Vt. John lived in Meredith Neck, and moved to Epsom, N. H. 
James had a son, Samuel, in Meredith, and moved to Center 
Harbor, N. H., again. John had a son, John Oilman Bartlett, 
who lived in Suncook, N. H. Joseph Bartlett, father of Judith 
M., was a farmer, and manufactured wagons, rakes, etc., in 
Moultonborough and Meredith, had a mill on the brook, near 
the Arthur Leavitt home, but on the road leading to Center 
Harbor. Parts of thie old dam are still to be seen, in 19 14. 
Abiel Bartlett was born in 1749, and died August 16, 1816. 

His wife, Maria Goodhue, born , died April 2, 1826. Their 

issue, a son Joseph G., born August 4, 18 16, married Charlotte 
Bruce. Their children: 

Dudley b. Aug. 24, 181 6; m Hannah Pease (2) ; 

they had a son, George Bartlett. 
Betsy (Elisabeth) b. Nov. 10, 1820; m. Samuel Townsend. 
Lorenzo b. March 23, 1824; m. Ellen Brown; they had a 

son, Elroy G., lived lastly in Tamworth, N. H. 
Judith M. b. May 13, 1826; m. James Bryant. Among 

children was Jessie B., who married Horace E. Stowe (the 

writer of this article). 
Mary Jane b. Sept. 5, 1829; m. William Prescott Smith. 

(See Smiths.) 
Henry M. b. May 9, 1833; m. Sarah Cragin. He d. Aug. 

15, 191 1. They had children: Emma M., Clarence C, 

Bertha L., Ethel T. 
JuDSON b. Aug. 19, 1836. 
Orlando b. May 23, 1842; lived in Kankakee, 111.; d. 1899. 

Judith M. Bartlett, who married Bryant, had child: 

Elisabeth M. b. May 22, 1855; m. Frank J. Brown; had a 
son, Vernon D. 

Jessie Bartlett, married Horace E. Stowe;. their children: 

Barbara m. Norman R. Blatherwick, of Iowa, in 1915. 

ViRA Frost m. 191 1 , Walton H. Marshall of Virginia. They 
have children: Horace Stowe Marshall, and Walter Har- 
per Marshall, Jr. 

Abby Holden Gertrude b. Oct. i, 1858; d. Oct. 19, 1896. 

Eva Madeline b. Sept. 24, i860; d. March 31, 1861. 


George L. James b. Jan. 29, 1862; m. Emogene Drake; they 
lived mostly in Laconia, N. H.; they had a son, Clyde L. 
Emogene, wife of George, died July 3, 1914, being thrown 
from a carriage at Winnesquam, N. H., the horse being 
frightened by the train which came upon them suddenlj'-. 

Descent of Judith M. Bartlett from Gov. John Winthrop^ 

Mary Winthrop-, daughter of the governor, was the first wife 
of Rev. Samuel Dudley. (See Dudleys.) 

Ann Dudley^ born in Salisbury, Mass., October 16, 1641, 
married Edward Hilton. 

Dudley Hilton^ married Mercy Hall. 

Mercy Hilton^ was born in 1709, and died in 1782. She mar- 
ried Kinsley James, in 1735. 

Elisabeth James^' married Joshua Leavitt^. 

Dudley Leavitt^, the astronomer. (See Leavitts.) 

Elisabeth Leavitt^ married Joseph Bartlett. 

Judith M. Bartlett^ married James Bryant. 

Descent of Judith M. Bartlett from Gov. Thomas Dudley 
(i) Gov. Thomas Dudley. 

(2) Rev. Samuel Dudley had, by his second or third wife, 
Dorothy. ^ ^ 

(3) Dorothy Dudley married Moses Leavitt. 

(4) Joseph Leavitt, born March 23, 1699, died 1792, married 
Mary Wadleigh. 

(5) Joshua Leavitt married Elisabeth James. 

(6) Dudley Leavitt, the astronomer, born May 23, 1792, mar- 
ried Judith Glidden. 

(7) Elisabeth Leavitt, born June 20, 1795, married Joseph 

(8) Judith M. Bartlett, born May 13, 1826, married James 


Statement of Researches on the parentage of Gov. Thomas 
Dudley, made in England by George Ellsworth Koues. — In this 
paper Mr. Koues gives a line of descent going back to King 
Henry I of France. While there is no distinct record to connect 
Governor Dudley with this line, yet the circumstantial evidence 

NOTES 311 

is so strong as to leave little or no doubt of the fact. The dif- 
ficulty has been to show that Governor Dudley is the son of 
Roger Dudley. This line of descent is taken from Browning's 
"Americans of Royal Descent," Pedigree LXXXVII, page 341, 
and is as follows (Mem. by H. E. Stowe) : 

Before proceeding with Browning's table of descent from King 
Henry I, I take occasion to state that I have traced the line five 
generations back from Henry I. In order not to disturb the 
line numbers as adopted by Browning, I use letters to designate 
the lines disclosed by my researches — my authority is the Stu- 
dent's History of France, published by Harper Brothers of New 

The additional line is as follows: 

(A) Robert the Strong, Grand Duke of Anjou, A. D. 867. 

(B) Robert, Duke of France. 

(C) Hugh the Great, Count of Paris, A. D. 956. 

(D) Hugh Capet, King of France, 987-996, married Adelidate 
of Aquitaine. 

(E) Robert, King of France, 996-1031, called "Robert the 
Pious." He married in 995, Princess Bertha, daughter of Courad 
the Pacific King of Asles and Burgundy, and widow of Eudes, 
Count of Bias and Tows. Bertha was mother of Henry I; 
afterwards, through the influence of the church, Robert was 
divorced from Bertha and married Constantine. 

Henry I, as given by Browning: 

(i) Henry I, King of France, 1031-1060, married Anne of 
Russia,, daughter of Tars-Slav-Grand Duke of Muscovoy. 

(2) Hugh the Great, Count of Vemandois, who had 

(3) Lady Isabel de Vemandois, who married, first, Robert de 
Beaumont, created Earl of Leicester, and had 

(4) Robert, second Earl of Leicester, who had 

(5) Gewaise Pagnel, Baron of Dudley, who had 

(6) Hawyse, Baroness of Dudley, who married John de Sonien, 
Baron of Dudley in right of his wife, and had 

(7) Ralph de Sonien, Baron of Dudley, died 12 10, who had 

(8) William Percival de Sonien, Baron of Dudley, who had 

(9) Roger de Sonien, second son, who married, secondly. Lady 
Annabel, daughter of Robert de Chancowl, and had 

(10) Roger de Sonien, Baron of Dudley, who died 1290, who 


(ii) Lady Margaret cle Someri, Baroness of Dudley, who mar- 
ried John de Sutton, Baron of Dudley in right of his wife, and 

(12) John de Sutton, second Baron Dudley, who died 1359, 
and had 

(13) John de Sutton, third Baron Dudley, who died 1371, who 

(14) John de Sutton, fourth Baron Dudley, who died 1407, 
who had 

(15) Sir John de Sutton, Knight of the Garter; first had 
Dudley, who had 

(16) Edmund Sutton de Dudley, second son, d. v. p., who had 

(17) Thomas Dudley of London, eldest son, who had 

(18) John Dudley of London, d. v. p., who had 

(19) Roger Dudley of Canons Ashby, Northampshire, who 

(20) Thomas Dudley, elected Governor of Massachusetts Col- 
ony, in 1634; and three times re-elected, and died, at Roxbury, 
Mass., July 31, 1653. 

From pamphlet No. 6, page 5, Mr. Koues states of Governor 
Dudley: His mother's family was of gentle blood; an ancestor 
was Anne Pheltiplace, of Sheffield; a Berks was descended from 
Beatrix, daughter of Alexander, King of Portugal, according to 
the manuscript pedigrees of the Phettiplace family in the British 
Museum (London). 

Regarding tiie Bartletts, there is a triple tradition that three 
brothers came over. From a careful research I made many 
years ago, I believe that is not true; there were two brothers; 
these triple traditions are common in many families; why I do 
not know. There is an ancient superstition that some things go 
by threes; this may be an outcome; may be the cause or may be 
the effect of the theological belief in the Trinity. 

In the history of the Goodhue family; Samuel Goodhue'* b. 1719, 
mar. Deborah Wadleigh; they lived in Stratham, N. H., and in 
Deerfield, N. H. They had a daughter, Maria Goodhue, b. 1752, 
who mar. Abiel Bartlett, and lived in Meredith, N. H. Their 
issue, Samuel; Moses; James; Abiel; Joseph; John. 

The Meredith relatives state that Abiel, Sr.'s wife was a Good- 
hue, and that Abiel, Sr.'s wife Marie (Goodhue), her mother was 
Deborah Wadleigh. 

NOTES 313 

In the history of the Bartletts, preceding, I stated from the 
genealogical history of New Hampshire that Abiel Bartlett mar. 
Elisabeth Barnard. There is where I took my authority from. 
Possibly Abiel, Jr., son of Abiel, might have been taken for 
Abiel, Sr., I am as yet unable to state. The history of the 
Bartletts, preceding these notes, gives the residence of Abiel and 
his occupation. 

Yours truly, 

Horace E. Stowe, 
Washington, D. C. 

Prof. Lyman Brooks Hanaford 
Principal of Public School Number 22 at Manhattan and Java 
Streets, Brooklyn, N. Y. He had been at the head of the school 
nearly 33 years. He invented a system of abbreviated longhand 
reporting, a system of easy bookkeeping, and a short method of 
computing interest; all three inventions have been largely used. 
Prof. Hanaford was, in the fullest sense of the expression, a self- 
made man. He was absolutely self-educated. He was born on 
a farm in New Hampton, N. H., in October, 1818. His early 
years were passed on the farm; his parents died when he was 17 
years old, and he was apprenticed to a cabinet maker in Bristol, 
N. H. When his daily duties were over he read and studied by 
the light of a log fire until almost daylight. When his apprentice- 
ship was up, instead of working at his trade, he taught school in 
the country districts thereabout, reading and studying when he 
had any spare time. After this he had a better position in 
French's Business College in the same city. Then, with Jesse W. 
Payson, of penmanship fame, he established the Boston Mer- 
cantile Academy. He was a member of Brooklyn School 
Teachers' Association; Brooklyn Principals' Association; Brook- 
lyn Astronomical Society; Schoolmasters' Association of New 
York City, and of the Meroy Avenue Baptist Church. A widow, 
two sons and a daughter survive him. 

Long John Wentworth, famous afterward in national affairs, a 
member of Congress from Illinois, mayor of Chicago, etc., boarded 
in the Hanaford family, and he induced Lyman to study Latin. 
Lyman placed his book on a shelf, before him and studied as he 
worked. He also studied nights. In the Java Street School 
there are 26 teachers and about i ,000 scholars. — Copied from an 


eastern paper, at the time of Lyman Hanaford's death. Date 
unknown to Mary M. Hanaford. 

Note. Lyman B. Hanaford was a son of Peter Hanaford and 
Polly (Davis) who was kitied by lightning in 1833. 

The New England Register, in an article by William C. Todd 
on Lord Timothy Dexter, states that Prof. James D. Butler of 
Madison, Wis., informed him that his grandfather, Israel Harris, 
was present and heard Ethan Allen demand for the surrender of 
Ticonderago from the British; which is an amusing illustration 
of the popular cherished fictions through tradition of that period. 

He has introduced the Harris language thus: "A guard 
attacked the ofificer in charge and wounded him with his bayonet. 
Allen strikes up the weapon, and deals a blow at the assailant's 
head; his life was saved by a comb. 'Where is the Officer in 
command?' thunders Allen. He was shown to a room on the 
second floor of the officers' quarters; he summons Capt. Dela- 
place to come forth, saying in Allen's own language, 'Come out 
of here, you d — d old rat,' or he would sacrifice the garrison. 
Aroused from sleep, half naked, half stupefied, he appears, and in 
reply to Allen's demand for immediate surrender, asks by what 
authority? 'In the name of the Great Jehovah and the Con- 
tinental Congress,' was the answer." 

Thus we see the quaintness of many of the old traditional 
stories; Lord Timothy Dexter, who employed Joseph Wilson 
(see Wilsons), a young ship carver who made wooden statues, and 
Jonathan Plumer who (see Plumers) was Lord Dexter's poet 



Abington", John 57 

Adams, 156 

Benjamin 267 

Elisabeth Goumey 216 

John 195-216 

John B 136 

Nellie Estella (Brown) 136 

Robert 216-238 

Samuel i95 

Sarah • 195, 216, 238 

Allen, Easter Swift 285 

Elisha 253 

Ethan 314 

Francis 29 

Ralph 285 

Sarah (Merrill) 253 

Alma, Josephine 136 

Almy, Lydia 287 

Rhoda Ann 287 

Ambrose, Abigal 38 

Adele Victoria 99 

Alice 80 

David 99 

David Edward 99 

Dorothy B 99 

Mary R 99 

Ames, Sarah Jane 135 

Amos, Mary 272 

Andros, Govr 51-215 

Anne, of Russia 311 

Appleton, Captain 220 

Archedale, Barbara 166 

Archer, Francis 167 

ASBURY, Abigal 167 

AtTLT, Peter 288 

Avery, Almena E 144 

Ay'er, Hannah 301 

Ayers, Mary 85 

Rebecca 279 

Bachelor, see Batcheldor 

Stephen 183 

Badger, -• 156 

Baldwin, Helen Grace 273 

Ballard, HoUis B 200 

Baker, John H 148 

Melissa (Huckins) 148 

Barber, Annie 58 

Elisabeth 245 

Barker, 93 

Barlow, Julia Elisabeth 103 

Barnard, Elisabeth 313 

Julia 307 

Barnes, Ada Irene 166 

Adelaid Melvina 166 

Barbara Archedale 166 

Darius Voung 166, 167 

Elisha 166 

Joseph 166 

Laura L 166 

Lydia Ella 166 

Mar>' Etta 166 

Mary Knight 166 

Mary Melvina 166 

Barlet, see Bartlett 189 

Barnham, Frances 19 

Julia M 16 

Robert 19 

Sarah 19 


Barrett, Emma 164 

Bart, see Bartlett 189 

Anna 197 

Chris 197 

John 196 

Rich 197 

Thomas 197 

Bartelot, see Bartlett 189 

Bartlat, see Bartlett 189 

Barttelot, see Bartlett 189 

Edmund 191 

Bartled, see Bartlett 189 

Bartlet, see Bartlett 189 

Bartlett 189, 191, 308 

Abial 200 

Abiel 198, 199,308,309,312, 313 

Abiel, Jr 313 

Abiel, Sr 313 

Abigal 192, 194, 196, 197 

Adam 189 

Agnes Benger 191 

Anna 191, 194, 197 

Anthony 191 

Bailey 195 

Bertha Leavitt 200, 309 

Betsy 199, 309 

Charlotte Bruce 199. 309 

Cicicle 191 

Christopher 194, 197, 254 

Clarence Cragin 200, 309 

Daniel 196, 197 

Deborah 308 

Dolly 197 

Dudley 199, 308, 309 

Edward 308 

Eleanor Tarbett 200 

Elisabeth 191, 301 

Elisabeth H 189 

Elisabeth Leavitt 199, 310 

Elisabeth Swift 286 

Ella 200 

Ellen 133 

Ellen Brown 309 

Ellen Wheeler 133 

Emma May 200, 309 

Elroy Glenwood 199, 309 

Ethel T 309 

Evelyn 199 

George 309 

George Dudley i99 

George H 308 

Hannah 196, 197, 198, 222 

Hannah Emery 198 

Hannah Pease 309 

Hannah Pope 192 

Hazel 199 

Helen 20 

Henry 189, 200 

Henry Judson i99 

Henrj' Martin 200, 308, 309 

Humphrey 198, 308 

Ichabod 201 

James 308, 309, 312 

Jane i, 48, 50, 191 

Jane Lavington 191 

Jane White 191 

Jessie 309 

Joane 194, 196, i97 

Joanna 197 



Bartlett, John 50, 189 

191, 192, 193. 194. 197 
198, 199. 308, 309, 312 

John, Jr 194, 196, 198 

John, Sr 196, 198 

John Oilman 309 

Josiah 198, 286, 308 

Josiah Hall 192, 193 

Joseph 187 

192, 193, 197, 198, 199 
205,308, 309,310, 312 

Joseph G 309 

Judith 198 

Judith Maria 200 

Judith M 309, 310 

Judith Rogers 198 

Judson 200, 309 

Leland 199 

Lorenzo 199, 309 

Lorna Tarbett 200 

Margaret 191 

Margaret Rust 192 

Maria 199 

Maria Goodhue 308,309, 312 

Mary 194, 198, 199 

Mary Jane 186, 197, 200, 309 

Mary Ordway 198 

Moses 198, 199,308,309, 312 

Nathaniel 196 

Orland 200 

Orlando 309 

Olive 308 

Rebecca 196, 197 

Richard 50 

189, 191, 192, 193, 194 
19s, 196, 197, 198, 254 

Richard, Jr 196 

Richard, Sr 191 

Robert 191, 201 

Samuel 195, 197, 254, 309, 312 

Samuel, Jr 196 

Samuel, Sr 196 

Sarah Adams 192 

Sarah Cragin 200, 309 

Smith 309 

Stephen 197 

Tertius 196, 198 

Thomas 189, 191 

193, 194, 196, 197, 198 

Tirza 196 

Walter 189 

William 189, 191 

William F 195 

Bartletts, Wiltshire 191 

Barton, Elisabeth 265 

Rufus 265 

Barttett, see Bartlett 189 

Barttaleott, see Bartlett 189 

Batcheldor, Annie 144 

Deborah 286 

Henry 50 

Mary 132 

Mary Neal loi 

Nathaniel loi, 140 

Sarah 140, 145 

Stephen 132, 140, 303 

Susannah 303 

Batt, see Bartlett 189 

Ann 301 

Lucy 301 

Nicholas 301 

Bautle, see Bartlett 189 

Beardsley, Ella 307 

Beahm, Barbara 43 

Bean, Carlie 99 

Ellen 99 

Ellen Catherine 99 

Hannah Neal 99 

John 171 

Joseph M 99 

Beatey, Caroline Lois 39. 

Emeline 39 

Beatrix, Alexander 312 

Beaumont, Robert de 311 

Beebe, Mary 174 

Nicholas Smith 174 

Beggarly, John : 264 

Benford, Ellen 16 

George 13-16 

William Henry 16 

Benger, John 191 

Bennett, Governor 267 

Henry 65 

Berks, A. 312 

Berry, Elisabeth 1 19, 1 20 

Vera 160 

William 119, 120 

Bertha, Princess 311 

Betts, Anna Eliza 58 

Cammiel 58 

Edwin 57 

Estelle 58 

Gustavus 58 

John 57 

Luther 59 

Oscar 58 

Bellingham, Richard 63 

Bickford, John 20 

Dorcas 20 

Elisabeth 279 

Bidfield, Samuel 215 

Bii.LiCK, Charles 289 

Bitfield, Elisabeth 220, 221 

Mary 220 

Samuel 220, 221 

Blackwell, Mary M 58 

Oscar 58 

William 57 

Blatherwick, Barbara Stone 309 

Norman R 309 

Blatherwaite, Professor 200 

Blewett, Marple W 188 

Blodgett, Mary 220 

Blundon, Catherine 57 

Henrietta 57 

Howell 57 

Lelia 57 

Margaret 57 

Robert 57 

Bodine, Eliza 288, 289 

James 289 

Rosanna Swift 289 

William 289 

Vincent 288 

Bodfish, Mary 285 

BoLLEN, see Bolton 47 

Bolter, see Bolton 47 

Grace 37 

Mary 37 

Nicholas 47 

Bolton, Aaron 49 

Abigal 48 

Abraham 49 

Alanson 54 

Alice 54 

Anne 51-52 

Archibald 51 

Benjamin 49 

Catherine 54 

Charles 54 

Daniel 49 

David 49-54 

Deborah 51 

Eben 49 

Ebenezer 49 

Edwin 54 

Elias 49 

Elisabeth 47-48, 50-54 

Elisha 48 

Eva D 54 



Bolton, Fanny 54 

Frances 54 

Frances Lewis 52 

Hannah 48 

Henry 51 

Isleham SO 

Jabes 48, 49 

James 49 

James McLean 52 

John 47, 48 49, SO, 52, 54 

Joseph 48, 49, 54 

Lemuel 54 

Matthew 49 

Martha 54 

Mary 48, 54 

Nathaniel 37, 47, 48, 49 

Nicholas 48 

Noah 54 

Philip 49 

Rebecca 52 

Richard 49, 50 

Robert 50, 51, 52, 54 

Ruth • 48 

Samuel 48, 54 

Sarah 48 

Seth 49 

Stephen 48 

Thankful 47 

Theresa 54 

Thomas 49 

Timothy 48 

Wesley 54 

William 48, 49, SO, Si, 54 

BoNiTHAN, Richard 83 

BoRTLETT, see Bartlett 189 

BoswoRTH, Archibald 15 

Fenner 13, 15,307 

Jane 13, 15 

Martha Jane Hanaford 307 

Newton 15 

BoTEN, see Bolton 47 

BoTTON, see Bolton 47 

Boulter, see Bolton 47 

Grace 37 

Mary 37 

BouLTON, see Bolton 47 

Bourne, Temperance Swift 285 

Timothy 285 

Bowles, Adelbert 199 

BowYER, Agnes 74 

Bowerman, Clifton 286 

Huldah Swift 286 

Bowles, Guy 199 

Bowdine, Mary Ann Burbank 288 

Vinvent 288 

Boyden, — 288 

Boynton, Polly Smith 134 

Bradshawe, James 266 

Brainerd, Caroline 3 

Branson, William 279 

Brent, Grace 58 

John S8 

Lillian S8 

Ogle S8 

Raymond 58 

Bretton, Edward 126 

Elisabeth R 54 

James 54 

Brewer, Sarah 302 

Brewster, 81 

Briar, Mary 89, 1 13 

Brier, Abigal 87 

Briscoe, Robert 247 

Brotherton, Benarah 293 

Brown, Ellen 199, 309 

Eliza Smith 135 

Elisabeth 301 

Elisabeth M. Brant 309 

Frank J 309 

Josephine Alima 136 

Brown, Mary 272 

Mary Elisabeth 135, 136 

Nellie Estella 136 

Sarah Jane Ames 135 

Simeon 9 

Thomas 266 

Vernon D 309 

William D 135 

William Harrison 135 

Bruce, Charlotte 199, 309 

Bryant, Abbie 200 

Clyde 200 

Elisabeth 200 

Elisabeth M 309 

Emogene 200 

George 200 

James 200, 309, 310 

Jessie 200 

Jessie B 309 

Judith M. Bartlett 309, 310 

BuFFixGTON, Frank 273 

Rebecca Howe 273 

Builderback, Charles . . . .270, 271, 272, 273 

Jacob 270 

Ruhuma Green 270, 273 

Bull, DLxy 77 

Bullard, Samuel 49 

BUNTIN, 166 

Andrew 167 

Irene 167 

John 167 

Robert 167 

Buntinge, John 167 

Burbank, Mary Ann 288 

Burke, 117 

Burleigh, Benjamin 304 

Clara H 159 

Huldah Webster 304 

Burley, Andrew 64 

BURNHAM, Mary 20, 21 

Sarah 228, 261 

BuRNELL, Hester 126 

BuswELL, Guy 13 

Butler, General 269 

Hannah Wilson 248 

James 248 

James D 314 

Button, Hannah i 

John 2 

Cady, Collin B 12 

Emily 12 

Lyman 12 

Marion F 12 

Cantlebury, Beatrice 220 

William 220 

Carr, Joseph 90 

Mary 90 

Molly 38 ' 

Carter, Ebenezer 4 

Olivia Alice 179 

Cash, , see Cass 183 

Cass, see Cash 183 

see Casse 183 

Abigal 130, 133, 134, 184 

Charles Lee i86- 

Deborah Wilson 186 

Ebenezer 184 

George 186 

Hannah Sanborn 183 

Lewis 181, 186 

John 184, 186 

John Jay 186 

John 183 

Jonathan 183, 184 

Joseph 130, 134, 183, 184, 186 

Lewis 183 

Martha Philbrick 183, 184, 186 

Mary 184 

Mary Gilman 186 



Cass, Mercy 184 

Pheoba ' 134 

Phoeba Nason 186 

Polly. . 186 

Samuel 184 

Casse, see Cass 183 

Gate, Nancy.- 7, 68 

Simeon 68 

Chase, Catherine 13, 16 

Catherine Hanaford 307 

Charles 307 

Charles Augustine 307 

F. A 13 

Henry B 13. 16, 307 

J. R 13 

John Roy 307 

Jonathan 14S, 155 

Lyman Beecher 307 

William Foster 307 

Chanco\vl de, Robert 311 

Chandler, Anna Prescott 30 

Nathaniel 30 

Cheney 93 

Bertha Ann Plumer 234 

Charles 234 

Hannah .64, 65 

John 64 

Cilley, Daniel 219 

Cleveland, Ann Nutter 280 

Lucinda 277 

Palmer 280 

Valentine Nutter 280 

Clairborne, William 266 

Clark, Clarence Albert 97 

Clarence Henry 97 

Elisabeth 118 

Elisabeth Codman 167 

Elisabeth Fulton Wilson 250 

Ellen C 99 

Faith 277 

Frances 267 

Hannah 118 

Harold John 97 

Helen Neal 97 

James 250 

John, Jr 4 

Joseph 167 

Lydia 118 

Margery 118 

Mary " 118 

Nancy 223 

Otis 99 

Polly 38 

Rebecca 287 

Reverend 246 

Robert 247, 248 

Shubael 248 

William 118 

Clifton, Laurelia 159 

Governor 272 

Codman, Abigal Asbury 166, 167 

Benjamin 167 

Elisabeth 167 

Elisabeth Randall 167 

Gardner 167 

Irene Buntin 167 

James 167 

John 167 

Joseph 167 

Margaret Russell 167 

Mary Meloma 166, 167 

Peter 167 

Robert 167 

Stephen _. 167 

Coe, Joseph W., Mrs 19 

Coffin, George W 7 

Peter 145 

Phoeba Ann 6 

Phoeba Barnard 6 

CoiT. John 268 

CoiT, Martha 

Colby, Captain 

Lydia Watson 

Cole, Richard 

Combers, Elisabeth 

Conner, Saml, Jr 

Conrad, King 


Cook, Catherine 



Cooke, Mercy Wanton 



Copp, Adeliza 

CORLis, Mary 

Cotton, Joseph 



CouGHLiN, Neva 

Crafts, Hannah 

Cragin, Sarah 

Sarah M 

Cram, Almena E. Avery 

Anne Batchelder 

Charles Henry 

Elisha Smith 

Hannah 143, 145, 


Lucinda Jane 

Mabel A 

Mabel Page 


Samuel B 

Sally Smith 


Sarah Smith 

Crawford, Sarah L 

Cromwell, Annie 



Croomb, Neil 

Crowell, Martha 

Curtis, Sarah A 

Gushing, Job 

146, 163, 

Dalton, Mary Jane 

Dam, Abigal 



Damon, David 


Davidson, Pauline Anne 

Davis, Charles 






Nellie M 


Polly 6, 


Day, Hannah Wilson 


Dayrell, Mary 


Delaplace, Captain 

Denel, Hannah 

Denison, Mary 

Dennet, Charles 

Dennett, Ephraim 

Hannah Nutter 



Densdale, William 

Dexter, Elisabeth Frothingham 

Lord Timothy 259, 


Dill, Abigal Hands 





1 59 






































Dill, George i 

Dillingham, Hannah Swyft 286 

DiLSCHNEiDER, Ida B 179 

Michael i79 

DiMOND, Israel Mrs 198 

DuNMORE, Lord 269 

Dixon, George C 187 

John 187 

Katherine B 187 

Lenore G 187 

DOHERTY, Forrest 274 

Dole, Richard 221 

Mary 217,. 219 

Sarah 221 

Doton, Edward 277 

Faith Clark 277 

Dow, Lucy loi 

Olive 30 

Dows, Sallie 5 

DowiNG, Catherine 57 

Downing, Elisabeth S8 

Samuel 58 

Drew, Elisabeth 205 

Drake, 156 

Emogene 310 

Otis 8 

Sarah 219 

Simon 219 

Dudley, • 209 

Ann 310 

Barron 311. 312 

de Edmund Sutton 312 

Dorothy 206, 310 

Edward 209 

Hawyse, Baroness 311 

Jonathan S 192 

John 247, 312 

John Lord 209 

John Sutton 209 

Joseph, Gov 2 

Margaret 209 

Mary Winthrop 310 

Roger 211, 212, 311, 312 

Samuel 212, 246, 247, 310 

Thomas. . . . 206, 211, 212, 310, 311, 312 

William 209 

William H 209 

Winthrop 67 

Duff, Eleanor Dunn 272 

William 272 

DuMMER, Richard 259 

Dunn, Eleanor 272 

DuNWEij., Chandler 13 

Eliza 13 

DusTiN, Mary Webster 301 

Thomas 301 

Dyer, Mary 253 

Eastman, Abigal 302 

Ada Maria 99 

Nancy Plumer 223 

Nathaniel 223 

Eaton, Charles H 102 

Elisabeth 223 

Mehetable 288 

Mehetable Lyon 288 

Roxana 288 

William 288 

Earbusie, John 191 

Edgerly, Zuke 227 

Eldon, Lord . 125 

Elliott, Frances Susan 95 

Thomas 266 

Emerson, Hannah Webster 301 

John 4 

Margaret Froe 301 

Michael 301 

Nancy 4 

Thomas 301 

Emery, Hannah 197, 198 

Emery, John 197, 301 

Joshua 254 

Mary 197 

Mary Webster 301 

Sarah Smith 254 

Emeryes, John 50 

Endes, Count 311 

Endicott, John 223 

Enges, Madott 215 

English, W 186 

Enos, Edna May 156 

Etheridge, Dorothy 304 

Evans, Stephen 192 

Fabbroni, see Smith 292 

Feral, Nora 9 

Ferrin, Alfred 179 

Clara 179 

Ezekiel 3 

Nancy Holt 179 

Feilde, Ann 266 

Frances 266 

Thomas 266 

Fernald, Elsie 199 

FiFiELD, Luella 39 

Sarah 2 

Field, Darby 77 

Mar\' 29 

Fitzgerald, Clara Ann 179 

Ida Elisabeth 179 

Lilla M 179 

Lewis Marston 179 

Mary Blanch 179 

Morris Alfred 179 

Thomas Franklin 179 

Flanders, Harry E 136 

Nancy 2 

Phoeba Mabel 136 

Fogg, Clara ^ 186 

Edward '. . . 186 

Frances Smith 186 

Susan 186 

William 186 

Follansby, Caroline 3 

FoLSOM, Abigal 148-149 

Jeremiah 149 

John 149-223 

John, Sr 171 

Nathan 149 

Nicholas 222 

Samuel 174 

Sarah Plumer 223 

Susannah 222 

Forbes, Alexander, Mrs 259 

Foss, 73 

Jane 85-86 

Foster, Abiel 15-307 

Edwin I 

Nancy 15-307 

Susannah M 15 

Fowler, Sarah 219 

Fox, Deacon 227 

Nancy 223 

Frederick, Catherine 54 

French, Abigal 25 

Christian 1 19-120 

Mary 1-2 

Frol, Margaret 301 

Frost, Captain 278 

Charles 172 

Frothingham, Elisabeth Lord 259 

Fulton, Elisabeth 249 

Furber, Joshua 217 

Leah 278 

Gallagher, William D 262 

Gardner, Elisabeth 268 

John 212-268 

Garland, Huldah B 20 

George, Catherine 156 



George, Josiah, 8 

GiBBixs. Ambrose 83 

GiBBS, Abigal 285 

Easter Swift 289 

Gibson, Alice 5 

GiDDiXGS, Eliphalet 129 

Stephen 154 

GiFFORD, Elisabeth Swift 286 

GiLMAN, Abigal Folsom 148 

Deborah 186 

Edward 206 

Edward, Jr 64 

Elisabeth 65 

Hiram 166 

Israel 148 

Lydia Ella Barnes 166 

Mary 186 

Nicholas 98, 129, 172 

Samuel 174 

Sarah 206 

Theopilus 186 

Zebulon 192 

Gladding, George 164 

Sarah Elisabeth Hill 164 

Glass, Agnes 149 

Gleason, Sarah 306 

Glidden, Judith 187, 205, 206, 3 10 

Glover, William 75 

Goddard, Anthony 191 

Elijah 191 

Godfrey, William 302 

Goodhue, Deborah Wadleigh 312 

Maria 99, 308, 309, 312 

Samuel 312 

GoLTY, Richard Si 

Gordon, Daniel 172 

Elisabeth 99 

Joseph S 136 

Mar>' E. Whicher 136 

Mary Elisa Wicher 136 

Gorges 76, 78, 82 

Gorham, Mari' 259 

Gorton, Mary 266 

Samuel 266 

GouRNEY, Elisabeth 216 

John Lord 216 

Gove, John C 223 

Plumer Hannah 223 

Gow, see Smith 61 

Gowans, see Smith 292 

GowEN, Nicholas Smith 172 

Grant, James 68 

Greeley, Horace 250 

Greely, Mary 25 

Green, 263 

Anna W. McGaw 273 

Beaver 274 

Benjamin 264 

Bemice 273 

Bertha Loechall 274 

Bertha 280 

Bess Fern 273 

Christiana 274 

Christiana Nutter 273 

Clara 273 

Columbia Slaughter 272 

Daniel Henry 264 

Eden 273 

Edward 264 

Elisabeth Barton 265 

Elisabeth Gardner 268 

Elmina 273 

Elvira 234, 236, 273 

Enfield 264 

Frances Cook 265 

Gertrude 273 

H. L 264 

Hannah Vinton 267 

Helen 273 

Iva 273 

Green, James 264 

John 264, 268, 272, 273 

Lee B 274 

Leonora 273 

Lewis P 273 

Lois 273 

Lucile 273 

Lucy Williams 272 

Mabel 273 

Margaret 266 

Marguerette 273 

Marmaduke 265 

Martha Hubbard 268 

Mar>- 306 

Mary Brown 272 

Mercy Cooke 268 

Ola E 274 

Pauline 273 

Rebecca 273, 274 

Robert L 273 

Ruhama 270 

Samuel 267 

Sophronia 274 

Thomas 267, 268, 272, 273, 280 

Thomas L 273 

Welthyan 26s 

William 272, 273 

William A 274 

Greene, Ann 265, 267 

Benjamin 265 

Caleb 272 

de Alexander 264 

Debby Tucker 272 

de John 264 

de Thomas 264 

de Walter 264 

Elisabeth 265 

Elvira 272 

Frances 266 

Hannah Hazeltine 267 

James 266 

John 266, 267, 271, 272 

Joseph 272 

Martha 272 

Mary 266 

Mary Amos 272 

Mary Gorton 266 

N 266 

Nathaniel 265 

Peter 266 

Rebecca Hill 265 

Richard 265 

Robert 264, 265, 272 

Rufus 26s 

Ruhama 269 

Stephen 272 

Thomas 265, 266, 267, 272 

Thomas, Jr 267 

William 266, 272 

W'illiam, Jr 272 

Greenleaf, Mary 221 

Sarah 221 

Hackett, — 81 

Martha A 164 

Hadkinson, Clara 273 

Edna Green 273 

Hadley, Elisabeth E 148 

Haines, Abigal 102 

A. M 87 

Sarah 120 

Haley, 91 


Andrew 89-1 13 

Andrew, 3d 113 

Andrew, Jr 113 

Deborah Wilson 113 

Elizabeth 73 

Elisabeth 85-89, 90, 91. 113 

Elisabeth Scammon 113 



Haley, J. W 73 

John W 91 

Mary 89 

Mary Briar 113 

Richard 91 

Hall, Cora Edith 234 

Melvina Euphema 306 

Mercy 310 

Ham, William 239 

Hamilton. Mary 189 

Hamsett, Elizabeth 29 

Hanaforx), * I 

Aaron 8,9, 10 

Abigal 1, 306 

Abigal H 6 

Adelaide 10 

Albert Milton 307 

Alfred 4. 8 

Allen Worcester 306 

A. M 7 

Amanda 6 

Amos 306 

Amos C 2 

Anna 5 

Ann Olivene 9,10 

Anson 308 

Archie 7,9 

Architect 14 

Arrah R 10, 13 

Arthur 6, 7, 14 

Arthur John 9 

Athaliah 8 

Azuba 4 

Benjamin 5, 6, 7, 10, 11, 12, 20, 21, 

30, 177 

Benjamin Franklin 3 

Benjamin John 2 

Benjamin K 6 

Benjamin L 9 

Betsy 306 

Blanche 7, 9 

Bradley H 10 

Captain IS 

Capt. Peter 7 

Carrie 13 

Carrie Isadore 9 

Catherine 16 

Catherine Foster 307 

Charles 6,9. 16 

Charles Augustus 307 

Charles Harding (Rev.) 3 

Charles L. E 10 

Charles N 308 

Clarar 7, 10 

Clara Agnes 9 

Clarence 14 

Corina Frances 9 

Cornelius H 14 

Daisy Maude 9 

David 4, S, 6, 10, 12 

David, Jr 6 

Dorcas 95 

Earl 7. 14 

Earl Joseph 9 

Edward 14, 306 

Edwin Lester 9 

Elizabeth 6 

Eliza 8, IS 

Eliza Ann 307 

Ella Beardsley 307 

Ellen 16 

Emma 2 

Ernest 7 

Esther 8 

Frances 8, 20 

Frances Lydia 10, 179 

Hanaford, Frances Lydia Smith 179 

Frank 14, 307 

Frank Clark 9 

Frank Edwin 9 

Franklin 8 

Fred 7 

George Augustus 10 

George E 7 

George Good 307 

George W 7 

Glen Ernest 9 

Harold M 9 

Harry 14 

Hary M 7 

Harry Milton 8 

Haynes 2 

Hibbard 6 

Helen S 16 

Horace 14 

Howard 13 

Howard A 7 

H. M 7 

H. P 7 

Ida Ann 9 

Ida Belle 9 

Ida Clare 9 

Isaac D 8 

Jabez 2 

Jane 3, 15 

Jane M 39 

Jasabel 2 

J. Boardman 3 

Jenny Mariah 10, 12 

Jeremiah 3 

John I, 2,3, 5, 8, 10, 12, 15 

John A 3 

John P 10, II 

John Parker 10, 109, 177, 179 

John Roy 307 

Joseph 6, 306 

Joseph N 3,6 

Josiah 4 

Julia 16 

Julia Barnard 307 

Lewis B 10 

Lewis Burleigh 12 

Lindley Eugene 9 

Louise 14 

Lucien 8 

Lucy 3 

Lydia F 39 

Lyman 6 

Lyman Beecher 307 

Lyman Brooks 313 

Mabel 9 

Mabel Clare 9 

Major Taylor P 6 

Maria A 3 

Mariah D 10 

Mariah Dorcas 12 

Mariah Sweet 3 

Marietta C 10 

Marion L 306 

Martha 6, 306 

Martha Jane 307 

Martin Reuter 2 

Mary 3, 8, 10, 306, 307 

Mary A 4 

Mary Elisabeth 3,9, 177 

Mary Elisabeth Neal 109, 179, 297 

Mary Ellen 6 

Mary Green 3 06 

Mary Jane 10 

Mary L 6 

Mary Leone 9 

Mary Shinfield 307 

*See Hanaford, Handford, Handfort, Handforth, Hanford, Haniford, Hanifords, Hannaford, 
Hannafourde, Hanneford, Hanniford, Hansford, Huneford, Hunefords, Huniford, Hunyford. 




Hanaford, Melvina Eupenma Hall 306 

Mertie 7 

Mertie Estelle 9 

Minerva 15 

Myron 308 

Nancy Foster 307 

Nancy W. Richards 307 

Nathaniel 10, 177, 306 

Nathaniel P 11, 39 

Nathaniel Perkins 5, 10 

Nicholas 5 

Oliver 8 

Parker, W 3 

Peter. . . .5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 12, 15, 16, 20, 21, 
30, 177 

Peter 14 

Philip 306 

Phoebe C 15 

Polly 306 

Rachel 8 

Rachel Jane 20 

Reuben 306, 307 

Reuben Morrill 307 

RUey 306 

Riley L 306 

Robert 306 

Rollin Meredith 307 

Roy 307 

Ruth 2, 306, 307 

Samuel 2 

Samuel Gray 3 

Sarah i, 4, 5, 6, 95, 306 

Sarah B 10, 30, 31 

Sarah Burleigh 12 

Sarah Gleason 306 

Sarah H 6 

Sarah W 21 

Sidney 3 

Stephen A 7 

Susan Gray 3 

Susan Josephine 9 

Susan Minerva 307 

Taylor 6 

Theopolis 306 

Thomas 2,5 

Thomas Milton 7,8 

Vittie Brooks 10 

Walter -....6,10 

Warren 6 

W. H 306, 307 

Wilfred 8 

Wm '. .. . 10 

William 3, 307 

Waiiam F 16 

William Fiske 307 

William Foster 4, 307 

William G 3 

Willie W. D. . . ; 10 

Winthrop 12 

Winthrop T 11 

Winthrop Young.. 4, 8, 10, 12, 30, 95, 177 

Handford,* Apeilis i 

Eglin I 

Eliza I 

Lettice i 

Margaret i 

Nathaniel 30S 

Handfort,* Robert 305 

Handforth,* Nathaniel i, 305 

Pill I 

Thomas i 

Hands, Abigal i 

Hanford,* Charles B 14 

Charles N 14 

Ella F 14 

George H 14 

Haxford, Hannah i 

John I, 30 

Leonard E 14 

Marcus P 14 

Mildred 15 

Samuel i 

Haniford,* Mrs. Johanna 14 

Thomas 15 

Hanifords,* 2 

Hannaford,* Albert 13 

Alonzo Curtis 9 

Anna 90 

Catherine 13 

Charles 13 

Charles Augustus 13 

Charles A 15 

David 90 

Eliza 13 

Frank 13 

George 14 

George S 14 

George W 14 

Howard A 15 

James 14 

Jane 13 

J. M 14 

John 90 

John P 39 

John R 15 

John Roy 13 

Laura 14 

Lyman B 15 

Lyman Beecher 13, 14 

Lyman Brooks 314 

Mary M 3 14 

Minerva 13 

Peter go, 314 

Polly Davis 314 

Reuben Morrill 13, 15 

Richard 14 

Rollin M 13 

Roy 13 

Sarah 90 

Stephen A 14 

Thomas 90, 192 

William F 15 

William Foster 13 

W. H 13 

William H 15 

Hannafourde,* 14 

Hanneford,* David 4 

John 4 

Mary Elisabeth Neal 104, 107 

Hanniford,* John I 

Hansford,* Clifford C 14 

William J 14 

Hanver, I 

Hardon, Henry W 19 

Harper, 146 

Harris, Israel 314 

Hart, Abigal Smith 131, 134 

Theodore 131 

Harvey, Jane 266 

Thomas 266 

Haseltine, Hannah 267 

Haskell, Rachel 51 

Hast, John 38 

Hastings, John 49 

Hatch, Dorothy Swift 286 

Nathan 286 

Hatherly, Timothy i 

Hatheway, Robert 126 

Haule, John 266 

Haven, Samuel 90 

Hawkins, Albert Summer 146 

Arthur W 146 

*See Hanaford, Handford, Handfort, Handforth, Hanford, Haniford, Hanifords, Hannaford, 
Hannafourde, Hanneford, Hanniford, Hansford, Huneford, Hunefords, Huniford, Hunyford. 



Hawkins, Benjamin 146 

Bessie M 146 

Clara Ann Woodman 146 

Elmer W 146 

Florence 13S 

Florence E 146 

Sarah Ann 13S 

Hawthorne, Ann 64 

John 64 

Nathaniel 64 

William 64 

Haynes, a. lona 235 

Lydia 254 

Hayward, Daniel Baxter 199 

Helen 199 

Mary Baxter I99 

Hazen, John 254 

Moses 303 

Sarah 254 

Healy, see Haley ....» ,. 91 

Carlie 99 

Wells 37 

Heath, Eliza 103 

Joseph 278 

Hemans, Felicia 214 

Henry, I ' 311 

John G 289 

Mercy Smith 289 

Hersey, Jonathan 102 

Judith 245 

Nabbie 102 

WMUiam 102, 24s 

Hibbard, Eleanor Bartlett 200 

Henry Bartlett 200 

Thomas 200 

Hill, 161 


Aaron 166 

Adalaid Melvina Barnes 166 

Adelaid M. Young 164 

Adna Ernest 164 

Arthur Sherman 164 

Charles Kirk 163 

Clarence 164 

Elisabeth 164 

Elisabeth Smith 163 

Emma Barrett 164 

Eveline 164 

F. D 168 

Forrest 164 

Frances Pickett 164 

Frank David 164, 166 

Fred Aaron 164 

George Sanborn 164 

Harold 164 

Hattie A. Hackett 164 

Ina Johnson 164 

John 31 

Joseph 265 

Lucius Everett 164 

Mary Angle 164 

Mary Jane Dalton 164 

Nathaniel 277 

Orbut 164 

Rebecca 265 

Ruth Hunkins 164 

Sarah Nutter 277 

Waldo Kirk 164 

Hilton, Ann Dudley 310 

Clara Neal 99 

Dudley 310 

Edward 83, 310 

George 99 

Mercy 310 

Mercy Hall 310 

Richard 246 

Hinckley, Susannah 294 

HiNSHAW, Alice L 187 

Edith B 187 

Emory 187 

Florence E 187 

Mildred E 187 

Walter E 187 

HoBBS, Mar>' 154 

HoDSDON, Alice Robbins 160 

Charles Kent 160 

Emily Bracket 160 

Hannah 172 

John Wisley 160 

Marshall Sinclair 160 

Waldron W 160 

Hohnadel, Philip 39 

Holt, Nancy 179 

Honiford, Zachariah 4 

Honyford,* John 4 

Margaret 4 

Stephen 4 

Hooker, Thomas 189 

Hooper, Madam 260 

Hoyt, Elisabeth C 196 

Howe, Cora 273 

Elmina 273 

Elmina Green 273 

Frank 273 

H 272 

Neva Coughlin 273 

Orlando 273 

Rebecca 273 

Hubbard. D 269 

Daniel 268 

Martha Coit 268 

HucKiNS, 17, 19 

Almon 20 

Dorcas 8, 10, 21, 95 

Eliphaled 8 

Eliphalet 20 

George 5 

James 19, 20,21 

James R 19 

John II, 20, 21 

Melissa 148 

Nafthan 148 

Robert 19, 20, 21, 29, 148 

Sarah 19 

Sophia S. Kelly 148 

Stephen P 20 

Hugh, Capet 311 

the Great 311 

Hughes, Carrie U 39 

Charles 39 

Edwin L 39 

Huneford, * David 4 

Sarah 4 

Hunefords* 2 

HuNiFORD,* John 4 

Peter 16 

Hunkins, Ruth 164 

HuNNiFiELD, Peter 5 

Hunt, Abbie 10 

Abby 8 

Huntress, George 89 

HusE, John 147 

Sarah 143, 14s, 15s, 159, 163 

HussEY, Huldah 153 

Hutchins, Mar>' 302 

ILLSLEY, Ruth 216 

William 216 

Jackson, Elisha 49 

Henry 49 

House 84 

*5eeHanaford, Handford, Handfort. Handforth, Hanford, Haniford, Hanifords, Hannaford, 
Hannafourde, Hanneford, Hanniford, Hansford, Huneford, Hunefords, Huniford, Hunyford. 



Jackson, Nathaniel 239 

James, Elisabeth 210 

Kinsley 310 

Mercy Hilton 310 

Jaques, Chase 223 

Nancy Plumer 223 

Jay, William 52 

Jenkins, W 88 

Jewett, Mrs. Harvey 168 

Johnson, Cordelia Augusta 289 

Elisabeth Smith 147, 163, 165 

Ina 164 

John 163 

Jones, John Taylor 205, 208 

Judith Leavitt 205, 208 

Lavilla 205 

Martha 208 

JuDKiNS, Hannah 303 

Keene, Agnes 118 

Kelly, Elisabeth E. Hadley 148 

John 8, 10 

Mary 15 

' Samuel 67 

Sophia S 148 

Wyzeman 148 

Kennison, Molly 197 

Sally 197 

Kent, Charlotte Potter 160 

Colonel 127 

Elisabeth 153 

Germanicus 290 

Ketchum, Elizabeth ..... j 2 

Esther . . H-tl'*»i;W.V\A.- 2 

Jedidiah ...,.-,.. J. .,..-. , 2 

John .>..'tf.,ty^/..,., 2 

Joseph ."'..'.') . '.I' ... 2 

Mary 2 

Kimball, Lydia 10, 177 

KiMBERLY, Bessie Belle 9 

Fred Lester 9 

Ray Judson 9 

KiNCAiD, George R 188 

Helen L 188 

KiNKAiD, Ellis 274 

Guy 274 

Leslie 274 

Myrtle 274 

Ray 274 

Sophronia Greene 274 

Knight, John 247 

Mary 166, 247 

Knowles, Hannah 119, 121 

KoNES, 312 

George Ellsworth 310 

Kreamer, W. W 13 

Lab.\ree, Mehetable 176 

Lackey, Margaret 57 

Ladd, Newell C 135 

Sarah Smith 135 

Trueworthy 38 

Lake, Alfred 4 

James M 4 

Julia 4 

Lambert, Georgia 99 

Lamberte, 74 

Landers, Jennie Swift 286 

Richard 286 

Lane, Sarah Webster 302 

Langstaff, Henry 277 

Sarah 277 

Lascelle, Eva 9 

Lavington, Jane 191 

Richard 191 

Lawrence, Captain 279 

Ebenezer 67 

Layton, Mary 279 

Leavitt, — 203 

Alice M 205 

Leavitt, Arthur 207, 308, 309 

Arthur Eastman 205 

Dorothy 212 

Dorothy Dudley 206, 310 

Dudley 6,90, 156, 186, 187, 205 

206, 207, 212, 223, 310 

Eddie C 205 

Elisabeth 187, 199, 205, 247, 310 

Elisabeth Drew 205 

Elisabeth James 310 

Enos 20s 

Fanny 90 

Huldah 207 

Huldab Jane 205 

Huldah J 208, 308 

Isaac 98, 187, 205, 206 

Jane. . .'. 205, 208 

John 206 

Joseph 310 

Joshua 310 

Josiah 20s 

Judith 205, 208 

Judith Glidden 187, 205, 310 

Lavina Smith 98, 205 

Marion S 205 

Mary 206, 223 

Mary Ann 205 

Mary Jane Bartlett 187 

Mary Wadleigh 310 

MoUie 6 

Moses 206, 212, 246, 310 

Olive Bartlett 308 

Samuel 206 

Sarah 140 

Sarah Gilman 206 

Sarah Smith 98, 206 

Thomas 24s 

William B 207 

Leech, Deborah 50 

Lefevres, see Smith 291 

Legat, John 24s 

Leicester, Earl of 311 

Leighton, John F 3 

Samuel 90 

Lemmers, Belle 7 

Ervin 9 

Guy C 9 

Helen 9 

Leonardson, Samuel 301 

Light, Mary 24s 

Lincoln, Abraham 278 

Mordecai 278 

Little, Eben 21 

Loch, iis 

See Lock 117 

See Locke and Loch n8 

Lock, 73 

Abigal 119, 121 

Abner 121 

Alice 117 

Agnes Keene 118 

Benjamin 119 

Catherine n? - 

Christian French 119, 120 

David 121 

Edward . . . ^.~-.— rrr- . . rrr. . 120 

Ebenezer 118, 119 

Eleanor 117 

Elijah 120, 121 

Eliphalet 120, 121 

Elisha 119, 120, 121 

Elisabeth . . .69, 85, 89, 117, 118, 119, 120 

Elisabeth Berry 119, 120 

Elisabeth Meredith 117 

Frances 120 

Hanna 68 

Hannah 69, 88, 103, 119, 120, 121 

Hannah Knowles ii9t 121 

Hannah Lock 119 

James 118, 119, 120 



Lock, Jemima 120, 


Joanna Wilcock 

John 117. 118, 119, 120, 

John, Jr 

Jonathan ii9, 120, 

Joseph 118, 119, 



Lucy Wood 


Mary 118, 

Mary Clark 



Patience 120, 


Samuel 118, 119. 

Sarah 120, 

Sarah Haines 

Susanna Walker 

" Thomas 117. 118, ii9, 

WilHam. .69, 102, 117, 118, ii9, 120, 

William, Jr 


Locke, see Loch 


Lok, see Loch 

See Lock 

LoKE, see Lock 

Lord, Amasa 





LoucKS, Catherine 


Peter Ault 

LoviTT, Mary 

LuDWELL, Philip 

LuNT. Elizabeth 

Lyford, Hannah C 

Lynch, Clara Pert 

Lyon, Mehetable • 


Lynn, Mary Ellen 






Main, Joanna 228 

Maine, Joanna 228 

Marsh, Eleanor ii7 

Walter ii7 

Marshall, Captain 267 

Horate Stowe 309 

Walter Harper, Jr 309 

Walton H 309 

Vira 200 

Vira Frost Stone 309 

Marston, 137 

Abraham 140 

Abigal 153 

Betsy 133 

Elisabeth 131. I33. i34. 140 

Eliphalet 140 

Frank i79 

Hannah 140 

Ira 304 

Jane 140 

Jeremiah 140 

John 139, 140, IS3 

Joseph 140 

Josiah 149 

Lavina I49 

Love 140 

Lucy 140 

Mary 131, i35, 140, I77 

Mary Batcheldor 133 

Nancy Robinson i49 

Obadiah 140 

Rebecca i53 

Rebecca Page 140 

Marston, Reuben 133. 140. i4S 

Robert I39 

Ruth 140 

Sally Beedee 304 

Samuel Captain 140 

Sarah 140 

Sarah Batchelder I45 

Sarah Batcheldor 140 

Sarah Leavitt 140 

Simon 198 

Stephen 140 

Susan 140, 14s 

Susannah 131, I33 

Ura Elisabeth I79 

William I39 

William, Jr 140 

William, Sr 140 

Marts, Elmina Howe 273 

Henry 273 

Mason, 78 



Captain 76, 82 

Edward 4 

John 77. 81 

Maston, Mary I77 

Mather, Cotton 79 

Maud, Daniel 79, 80 

Mauve, Mathew 5i 

Maxwell, Thompson 248 

McBride, Mary 273, 280 

Nancy 273, 280 

McClary, Florence 235 

McDonald, John 270 

McLouGHLiN, Cora Howe 273 

Harry 273 

McWharter, Anne 288 

Mead, 131 

David 119 

Hannah ii9 

Louis 93 

Louise 93. 97 

Stephen 97 

Meader, Carl M 136 

Elisabeth i99 

Joseph 131 

Meader, Mina Josephine 136 

Susan Smith 131. I35 

Meredith, Elisabeth 117 

Robert ii7 

Menzeis, Helen 243 

Merrill, 251 


Abel •• 253 

Abraham 253. 254 

Benjamin 222, 255 

Daniel 253, 254 

Hannah 254 

Hannah Bartlett 222 

James 253 

John 253. 254 

Jonathan 254 

Lucy 253 

Lydia Haynes 254 

Molly Smith 254 

Nathaniel 253, 254 

Sarah 131, I3S, 222, 253 

Sarah Hazen 254 

Susanna 253 

Miller, Ernest Robert 187 

Ethel S 187 

Helen Charlotte 187 

Katherine I47 

Mary 234 

Susanna 43 

Mills, Charles Edward 98 

Grace Lavina 98 

Harry C 98 

Harry Neal 98 

Louis 98 



Milton, Albert 307 

Arthur 10 

Belle 10 

Benjamin 10 

Harry 10 

Myrtle 10 

Thomas 10 

MiNARD, Mable 273 

MiNVEiLLE, Gabriel 293 

Susannah 293 

Mitchell, Martha Ermina rT^. . 156 

MoELL, Joshua 102 

MoLLiNEAUx, Alice 36, 37 

Moody, Frances S. E 95 

Samuel 219 

Sarah 219 

MooNEY, John 67 

Moore, Martha D 103 

Susannah 15 

Morely, Robert 75 

Morey, Thankful 287 

Morrish, Rose 2 

Morrison, Esther J 30 

Jonathan ' 30 

Miriam 30 

Morse, Judith 25 

Moses, Joseph 140 

Miss 240 

Motherwell, William 243 



Austin 198 

Margaret 183 

Mary 38 

Ruth 183 

MowREY, Fred H 307 

Mary Hanaford 307 

MUDGETT, Mary 175, 176 

Murdoch, Clan 61 

Myers, Albert 274 

Catherine 274 

Fred 274 

Rebecca Green 274 

William 274 

Nason, Fred 3 

Jennie A 3 

Phoeba 134, 186 

Neal, Abbie 99 

Abigal 87,90,93, 98 

Abigal Haines 102 

Adeliza Copp 102 

Agnes 74 

Alice E •. 103 

Anne 76 

Annie 73 

Andrew 78,81,89,90, 174 

Arthur Joseph 10 1, 102 

Arthur Mortimer 104 

Bertha loi, 102 

Betsy 98, 99 

Betsy, M 95 

Catherine 99 

Charles 95,98, 99 

Charles Ames 95 

Charles Everett 103 

Charles Richard 99 

Clara 99 

Clarence 103 

Clarence Ermah 103 

Comfort 88 

Darius J 95 

Deborah 90, 93 

DLxi 95 

Edith Leavitt 98 

Elisabeth . . .74,85,88, 89,90,91,93, 98 

Elisabeth Gordon 99 

Elisabeth Haley 113 

Elisabeth Lock 118 

Neal, Eliza Heath 103 

Elliott Jay 95 

Elsie May 104 

Emma Jane 97 

Ezra Dixi 95.97, 98, 205 

Francis 74, 75 

Franklin Pierce 103 

Frederick Eastman loi 

George Elmer 103 

George Franklyn loi 

George Richard 99 

Georgie Lambert 99 

Grace Lavina 98 

Hannah 88,93,99, 102 

Hannah Jane loi 

Hannah S 93, 95 

Harriet 95 

Hazel Dow 104 

Henry 74 

Herbert Frank 103 

Irene 93, 109 

James H 102 

Jane 85, 86, 97 

Jeremiah 87, 90 

J. Newton 102 

John . . .31, 73, 85, 86, 87, 88, 90, 91, 93 

94.95,97, 102 

John Mead 95,96, 97 

Jonathan .- 88 

Joseph. . . .31, 68. 73, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92 

93, 94, 97, 98, 99, lOl, 102 

103, 109, 177, 198, 308 

Joseph, "Red Oak Joe" 98 

Joseph Smith 97 

Joseph Warren 103 

Joseph, "White Oak Joseph" 98 

Joshua 102 

Julia E. Barlow 103 

Kimball Ladd 95 

Laura Bessie Rice 103 

Lavina 97 

Louise 93 

Louise Rae 104 

Lucy 102 

Lucy Dow loi 

Lucy M. R 102 

Lydia loi 

Lydia A 105 

Martha 31, 93, 93 

Martha A 95 

Martha D. Moore 103 

Mary E 99 

Mary Elizabeth 12, 109, 177 

Mary Esther Smith loi 

Mary Jane 93 

Mary Tarlton 102 


Nabbie Hersey 102 

Nancy 93 

Nancy Perkins 98 

Nellie M. Davis 103 

Olive 97, 102 

Rachel Irene 99 

Ralph Davis 103 

Richard 73, 93, 98, 99 

Robert John 99 

Sally 90 

Sarah 90, 91 

Sarah Elisabeth 177 

Sarah Elisabeth Smith 108, 109 

Sarah Estella 97 

Samuel 31, 68, 73, 75, 85, 86, 87, 88 

89, 90, 91, 93, 95, 97, 98, lOI 

102, 103, 109, 113, 118, 177 


Smith 93, 108, 109, 177, 206, 280 

Smith Lock lor, 103 

Susan Maria 95 

Thomas 73, 74, 76, 87 



Neal, Walter 31, 73. 74, 75. 76. 77 

78, 81, 82, 83. 85. 86 

87, 88, 89, 93. 102 

103, 109. 177, 192 

William 74. 9i, loi, 102, 198 

William Howard loi, 102 

William Joseph 102 

Neale, Agnes 74 

Henry 74 

Mary 75. 8s. 87, 88, 90,91,93. loi 

Samuel 75 

Walter 75. 83 

William 74 

Neall, Joshua 102 

Nele, Walter 83 

Neles, Samuel 87 

Nelme, see Nelms 55 

Richard 59 

Nelmes, see Nelms 55 

Mrs. Alice 59 

Charles 57 

John 57 

Nelms, see Nelm 55 

See Nelmes 55 

. . . 55 

Mrs. Alice 57 

Archibald 54 

Audebron 57 

Byard 59 

Catherine 59 

Charles N 58 

Ebbin 59 

Edwin 57. 59 

Eliza 59 

Elizabeth 59 

Estella 58 

Evirod 57 

Francis 54 

Hannah 58 

John E 58 

Kate 59 

Lucien 54 

Martha 59 

Mary 57 

Presley 57 

Thomas 57 

Newell, Adell 6 

Amanda 6 

Augustus 6 

Carrie 6 

Maud 6 

May 6 

Viola 6 

Newman, Green Margurette 273 

NiCHOL, Colonel 130 

Nichols, Moses 68 

NicoLLS, Augustine . . 211 

Noll, Samuel 89 

Walter 89 

NoRRis, Abigal 5. I5. 30 

Catherine i33 

Catherine Neal 99 

Jonathan P 99 

Julia 99 

Norton, Melaimie Thornton 95 

Noyes, Ruth 2 

NUTT, Samuel 279 

Nutter, 275, 277 

Abigal 278 

Abigal Dam 277 

Abigal Roberts 277 

Ann 280 

Anna 278 

Anna Simms '. 278 

Anna Syms 279 

Anne 277 

Antony 277, 278, 279 

Betty Dam 280 

Christiana 273 

Christopher 277, 279 

Nutter, Dorothy 278 

Eben 278 

Eleanor 277, 278 

Elisabeth ; 277, 278 

Elisabeth Bickford 279 

Elisabeth Downing 279 

Elisabeth Rawlings 278 

Ester Dam 279 

Hannah 278, 279 

Hatevil 277, 278 

Henry 277, 279 

Jacob 279 

James 279 

John 277, 278, 279, 280 

Joseph 278 

Joshua 277, 278, 279 

Jotham 279 

Leah Furber 278 

Lemuel 278 

Lieut 278 

Lucinda Cleveland 277 

Mark 279 

Mary 278, 279 

Mary Layton 279 

Mary McBride 280 

Mary (Nancy) 273 

Mary Winget 277 

Mathais 279 

Mercy Tasker 289 

Mirriam 279 

Nancy McBride 280 

Olive 278 

Rebecca Ayers 279 

Samuel 279 

Sarah 277.278, 279 

Sarah Langstaff 277 

Sarah Richards 279 

Sarah Walker 277 

Thomas 273,278,279, 280 

William 280 

Nutting, Benjamin 279, 280 

Simon 279 

Nye, Captain 289 

Experience 285 

Mary Corlis 301 

Odlin. Elisabeth Leavitt 247 

John 246, 247 

Oglander, Frances 74 

William 74 

Omohundro, Dianah 57 

Ordway, Mary 198 

Page, Celia Ellen Webster 304 

Henry George 304 

Mabel I44 

Margaret Moulton 183 

Mary i54 

Rebecca 140 

Robert 183 

Pagnel, Ge Waise 311 

Paine, Joseph 192 

Robert Elder 64 

Palmer, Ann 220 

Palmeter, Eleanor 95 

Nathan 12, 13. 95 

Nathan S 3i 

Parker, Joseph •' 130 

Stephen 68 

Thomas, Rev 193 

Parks, Herbert 9 

Morris 9 

Nathan 9 

William 9 

Parsons, '- 257 

Abraham 192 

Eben 259 

Goodman 118 

Mary Gorham 259 

Moses 259 

Sarah Burnham 228, 261 



Parsons, William 228, 261 

Partridge, Allen 3 

Eleazor 4 

James 4 

John 4 

Mary Ellen 15 

Phineas 4 

Patrick, Emily 12 

Paver, William 75 

Payne, Daniel 6S 

Elisabeth 6S 

Payne, Robert 65 

Payson, Jesse W 3 13 

Pease, Bertha 160 

Hannah 199, 309 

Nancy B 13 

Polly Smith 134 

Peaslie, Hannah 25 

Pearson, Clarence H 162 

Isaac 254 

James Henry 254 

Jethro 129 

Mary Leavitt 223 

Nancy 4 

Sally 223 

Sarah 223 

Taylor 223 

Pendleton, James 85 

Penn, Giles 265 

James 215 

William 265 

Pepperell, William 240 

Perkins, Judith 20, 21 

Nancy 98 

Nathaniel 20, 21 

Perrine, Chas. H 98 

. Dudley Neal 98 

Edith L. Neal 98 

Judith Grace 98 

Perry, Dinah Swift 285 

Ezra 28s 

Mary Swift 285 

Pettit, Rebecca 39 

Pheltiplace, Anne 312 

Philbrick, 73 

Elisabeth 184, 186 

Jane 85 

Margaret 97 

Martha 183, 184, 186 

Mary 8s 

Sarah 183 

Thomas 184, 186 

William 85 

William, Jr 91 

Pickering, Daniel 6s 

Polly 172 

Pickett, Frances 164 

Pierce, Hannah Wilson 247, 248 

Jonathan 247, 248 

Mary Knight 247 

Robert 247 

Pierson, Nancy '. 5 

Pike, Phoeba Smith 131- 

Thomas 61 

William 131, 134 

PiLLSBURY, Molly 14s 

Piper, ^ — 91 

Elisha 223 

Molly Plumer 223 

Pitcher, Moll 260 

Plant, Matthais 196 

Plumer, 213 

Abel 218 

Abigal 216, 221 

Aaron 216 

A lona Haynes 235 

Amos 219, 221, 223, 229 

Ann 241 

Ann Palmer 220 

Bard ftg 

Plumer, Bathshua 221 

Beatrice 220 

Benjamin 216, 217, 218, 238 

Benjamin F 229 

Benjamin Franklin 223, 231, 232 

234. 23s 

Benjamin Smith 234,235, 237 

Benjamin Wilson. 230, 231,233, 234, 236 

Benole 218 

Bertha Ann 234, 236 

Catherine 241 

Cora Edith Hall 234 

Daniel 217, 218, 219, 238 

Daniel, Jr 217 

Daniel Worthen 188, 214, 231, 233 

23s, 236, 237 

David 216, 218 

Deborah 216, 221 

Dodavah 218 

Drusilla Leonette 231,233, 235 

Dudley Leavitt 234, 237 

Ebenezer 217, 218, 238 

Eleanor 216 

Eliphalet 216 

Elisabeth 218, 221, 238 

Elisabeth Bitfield 221 

Elisabeth Dole 221 

Elisabeth Eaton 223 

Ellen Maria 231, 233, 23s 

Elsie Lucile 235 

Elvira Green 234, 236, 272, 273 

Ephriam 215, 221, 238 

Erwin G. Plumer 234, 236 

Efrauncis 219, 220 

Florence McClary 23s 

Francis 218, 220, 223, 230 

Franklin L 236 

Franklin Leroy 234 

Freeman, Mrs 227 

George 220, 241 

Gov 217, 219 

Hannah. . . .216, 217, 220, 221, 223, 238 

Hannah Rogers Wilson 230 

Hannah Swett 216 

Hannah Wilson 223, 229, 231, 233 

Harold Rodger 234, 237 

Harriet 231 

Helen Elisabeth 234, 237 

Helen Frances 235 

Jane 216 

Jean McClary 235 

Jeremiah 241 

Jesse. .. .218, 219, 221, 222, 223, 228, 229 

234, 235. 253 

Jesse Frederick 234, 23s, 237 

Jesse, Jr 219, 223, 230, 234, 235 

John 215, 218, 219, 221, 240, 241 

John A 238 

Jonathan . . . .216, 217, 218, 220, 260, 314 

Jonathan Pearson 223 

Joseph. . . .215, 216, 218, 219, 220, 223 

227, 228, 238 

Joseph, Jr 215 

Joshua 221 

Judith 221 

Keziah 238 

Keziah Storer 238 

Leonora L 188 

Leonora Leavitt Smith 234, 237 

Lottie Wilson 234, 23s, 237 

Lydia 221, 240, 241 

Mark 223, 241 

Mary 215, 220, 221 

Mary Bitfield 220 

Mary Blodgett 220 

Mary Dole 217 

Mary Dyes 253 

Mary Greenleaf 221 

Mary Miller 234 

Mary Stevens 221, 222 



Plumer, Miriam 216 

Molly 223 

Moses 219, 223, 253 

Nancy 223 

Nancy Clark 223 

Nancy Fox 223 

Nathan 218, 219, 221, 222, 223 

Orville Wilson 23s 

Parker 223,229, 231 

Polly 223 

Richard 217,218, 223 

Ruth 220, 221 

Sally 223 

Sally Pearson 223 

Samuel. . . .215, 216, 217, 218, 219, 220 

221, 223 

Samson 216 

Sarah 216,217,219, 223, 238 

Sarah Adams 216, 238 

Sarah Merrill 222 

Sarah Moody 219 

Sarah Pearson 223 

Sarah Wentworth 238 

Seth 238 

Sophia 223 

Stephen 218, 223 

Susannah Folsom 222, 241 

Sylvanus 219,221, 238 

Thomas zi8 

Wayne 234, 237 

William 218, 219, 223, 241 

Wilson 272, 273 

Worthen, Irvin 235 

Poole, Captain 87 

Pope, Hannah 192 

PoRREDGE, Henry 63 

Joane 63 

Ports, Edwin S 12 

Jesse J 12 

Prentice, Captain 220 

Prescott, 33 

Anne 37 

Benjamin 37 

Betsy 3 

Charles 205, 

Elvin J 33 

Erville S 39 

Isaac S 39 

James 33. 36, 37, 38 

James, Jr 36, 37 

James, Sr 37. 38 

John 10, 36, 37. 38, 39. 304 

John H 39 

Joshua 38. 39 

Joshua Clark 39 

Josiah 20s 

Lavilla Jones 205 

Lucinda A 39 

Lucinda W 39 

Lucinda Webster 304 

Mary 30, 38 

Nathaniel H 39 

Omar White 39 

Polly M 30 

Standish 37 

Zulema Webster 10, 39 

Preston, George 80 

Proctor, Edna Dean 60 

Pry, Thomas 303 

Puterbaugh, Charlotte 187 

Charlotte E 187 

Edith B 187 

Elisabeth 188 

Ethel S 187 

Helen L 187, 188 

Henry S 187, 188 

Leonore G 187 

Lois M 187 

Walter H 187 

Winnifred A 187, 188 

Pynchon, Anne iS3 

William I53 

QuARLES, Francis 63 

Joanna 63 

Quarlls, Francis 63 

Joanna 63 

Johanna 63 

Quick, Susannah 294 

Rahn, Elmer C 235 

Evan George 235 

Leonora Elisabeth 23s 

Lottie Wilson 235, 237 

Rand, Ann Smith 163, i6s 

Anne Smith 146 

George 146, 163, i6s 

Randall, Elisabeth 167 

Rawlings, Elisabeth 278 

Ray, 91 

Rayner, Priest 80, 81 

Reagon, John H 57 

Reynolds, Colonel i73 

Rhodes, Harry D 188 

Winnifred A 188 

Rice, Annie S8 

Hiram 58 

Laura Bessie 103 

Mary 58, 

Richards, Ellen Maria Plumer. . . .233, 235 

Jesse Wilson 235 

Nancy W 307 

Odessey 23s 

Sarah 279 

William 235 

Richardson, Elisabeth Lock 117 

Fernando ii7 

RiCKER, 91 

Roberson, Nicholas 176 

Robert, Duke of France 3ii 

Earl of Leicester 311 

The Pious 3ii 

The Strong 311 

Roberts, Abigal 277 

Arthur Sidney loi 

Charles H loi 

Charles Hezekiah loi 

Dixi Guy loi 

Francis Pauline loi 

Hannah Neal 101 

Hatevil Nutter 278 

Henry Joseph loi 

Joseph 278 

Joseph Neal loi 

Mary J loi 

Pauline A. D loi 

Thomas 278 

Robeson, Mary 4 

Robinson, Anna 229 

Joseph E loi 

Mary Neal 100, loi 

Nancy I49 

Rockwood, Frank i99 

Rogers, Bathsheba 294 

Elisabeth 90 

John 294 

Judith 198 

William 90 

Romsdal, Gertrude 273 

Russell, Cordelia 2 

Margaret 167 

Noahkiah 305 

Rust, Margaret 192 

Samall, 93 

Sanborn, Betsy Smith 163 

Catherine Sattalee 183 

David 163 

Elisabeth Smith 163, 165 

Ensign John 183 



Sanborn, Hannah 183 

Jane 2 

John 183, 184 

Nathan 183 

Richard 183 

Ruth Moulton 183 

Sarah Philbrick 183 

Thomas 184 

WilUam ; 184 

Satchwell, Mary 301 

Sattalee, Catherine 183 

Savage, 1 19 

Sawyer, Daniel 176 

Ebenezer 176 

Lyman 3 

jMar>- Smith 147 

Molly Smith 163, 165 

Sca.\l\ion, Elisabeth 89, 1 1 1 

Humphrey 113 

James 90 

Richard 2 

Scarborough, John 128 

Mary Smith , 128 

Schaefe. Jacob 148 

ScHUELiN, Betty 199 

Scott, William 266 

Searing, Elisabeth 293 

Sears, Alelissa Melvina 9 

Senter, Colonel 192 

Joseph 198 

Seymour, John 205 

John L 208 

Shatswell, Mary 25 

Sheafe, see Sheaffe, also Shepard 147 

Alexander 147 

Edmund 148 

Mary 148 

Mehitable 148 

Richard 147 

Sampson 148 

Shephard 147 

Thomas 147 

William 147 

Sheaffe, see Shephard 147 

Anna 147 

Elline 147 

Harmon 147 

Katherine 147 

Katherine Miller 147 

Margaret 147 

Mary 147 

Richard 147, 148 

Thomas 147 

WUliam 147 

Sheff, Marion 147 

Richard 147 

Thomas 147 

Shepard, see Sheafe, also Sheaffe and 

Hanaford Eugene 9 

Ruth 156 

Ruth Abigal 9 

Walter E 9 

Shephard, see Shepard 

See Sheafe 148 

See Sheaffe 147, 148 

Abigal Folsom 148 

Agnes Glass 149 

Avis 148 

Daniel 148 

Eleanor 149 

Elisabeth 148 

Ella 149 

Ella Florence 146 

George Albert 148 

John 149 

Joseph rS9 

M. Elisabeth 159 

Melissa Huckins 148 

Shephard, Richard 146, 148, 149 

Ruth, see Smith 146 

Ruth Currier Smith 149 

Samuel 148 

Samuel Smith 149 

William .Albert 148 

Shinfield, Mary 307 

SlAS, Benjamin 5 

Sill, Helen 16 

SIMMS, Anna 278 

Simmons, Captain 267 

Sinclair, Polly 159, 163, 164 

SissoN, Joan 285 

Joana 286, 288 

Slafter, John 193 

Slaughter, Columbia 272 

Sloper, Lieutenant 75 

Smith, 61, 291, 292 

See Gow 61 

See Smyth 61 

See Smyt 61 

Aaron 65 

Abel 13 1 

Abiah Stevens 145, 149, 163, 165 

Abigal . . 131, 134. 154, 172, I74. 289, 294 

Abigal Cass 130, 133 

Abigal Marston 153 

Abijah 130 

Albert M 13, 307 

Alice 63 

Andrew 304 

Ann 163, 165 

Anna M 143, 144, 146, 147. 174, 293 

Anne 130, 146, 172, 174 

Anne Ellen 128 

Aime Pynchon 153 

Arthur Leavitt 188 

Asenath 13 1, 145 

Augustus M 159 

Bathsheba Rogers 294 

Benjamin. . .129, 154, 155, 156, 172, 173 
293, 294 

Ben Blewett 188 

Bertha Pease 160 

Betsy. 143, 144, 146, 147, 163 

Betsy Marston 133 

Caroline Warner 159 

Carrie E 159 

Catherine 133 

Catherine George 156 

Charles 109 

Charles B 159 

Charles Brooks 143 

Charles Darwin 186, 188 

Charles Harvey 187 

Charlotte 131, 135, 177, 186 

Charlotte Elisabeth 187 

Charlotte Josephine 13s 

Charlotte Porter Kent 160 

Charlotte W 188 

Christopher. . 129, 153, 154, 155, 156, 207 

Clara Burleigh 159 

Clara Ferrin 179 

Clarissa 13 1 

Cordelia Augusta 289 

Daniel 65,66,67,68,93. 128, 131 

153. 173. 294 

Daniel, Jr 172 

Deborah 65, 131 

Dexter 131, 135 

Dorothy 304 

Dorothy Etheridge 304 

Dorothy L 188 

Eben 67, 147 

Ebenezer. . .65,66,67,143,144,145, 146 

149. 156, 159, 160, 163, 165 

174.17s, 177 

Edna May Enos 156 

Edward 130, 173, 174, 188, 292 



Smith, Electa 131 

Elisabeth 65,66, 126, 128, 131, 135 

147. 153. 163. 173. 188 


Elisabeth Marston. . . . 131, 133, 134, 140 

Elisha 130, 141, 143. 144. 145. 146 

147, IS3. 154. 155, 159. 163 

164, 172, 175. 176, 177. 20s 


Eliza 58, 131, 135, 159 

Eliza E 188 

Eliza Jane ; . . 304 

Ephriam 293 

Estelle S8 

Esther Florence 13 5 

Ethan 254 

Ezekiel 65 

Flora L 159 

Florence Hawkins 135, 146. 

Francena B 159 

Frances Ann 186 

Frances Lydia 179 

Frances 128 

Frank 186 

Frank P. . 159 

Frank Percy 157, 159, 160 

Frank Marston 179 

Frank Nicholas 178 

Frank Nicholas Marston 179 

Fred H 159 

Genevive 58 

George 63, 125, 174, 189 

George F 146 

George Frank 159, 160 

George H 159 

George Wallace 188 

Gilman 145 

Grace L 7, 8 

Hannah 68, 93, 293 

Hannah Cram. . . 143, 145, 146, 163, 165 

Hannah Hodsdon 172 

Hannah Lock 69, 103 

Harper 146, 163 

Hanniel P 159 

Harrison 131 

Harrison Colby 135 

Haven 131, 145 

Henry 153, 154, 156, 186, 289 

Henry L 130 

Henry Lyman. . .130, 131, 133, 134, 135 

136, 186 

Hezekiah .... 143, 144, 145, 146, 147, 159 

163, 164, 175, 176, 177 

Horace W 159 

Hugh 58 

Huldah 172 

Huldah Hussey 153 

Hulday 154 

Huse 143, 144, 146, 147, 163, 165 

Huse Perkins 146 

Ida B 179 

Irene Neal loi, 109 

J. Frank 159 

Jabes 6s, 66 

Jacob 67, 68 

James 289, 290, 293, 294, 304 

Jane 131 

Jeremiah 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 103 

131. 177, 186, 188,304 

Jeremiah S 304 

Jessie T i6o 

John 21, 61, 62, 63, 66, 67, 126 

127, 128, 130, 153, 154, 155 

156, 165, 172, 173. 174 

292,293, 294 

John B 163 

John, Jr 63 

John Nicholas Marston 178 

John Rice 68 

Jonathan 127 

Smith, Joseph. 66, 127, 129, 131, 133, 134, 293 

Joseph G 7 

Joseph Henry 13s 

Joseph Marston 132, 135 

Joseph VV 146 

Joseph William 135 

Josiah 145 

Judge 66, 67 

Judith 27, 153, 174. 175 

Julia M 304 

Kate Ermain 156 

Laura Cram 159 

Laurelia Clifton i59 

Lavina 143, 144, 147, 156, I59, 163 

165. 177 

Leonora 273. 

Leonora Leavitt 187, 188, 234, 239 

Lewis 156 

Lewis C 304 

Lewis Cass. . . 147, 177, 178, 179, 280. 304 

Lilla M 179 

Loraine 8 

Loretta M 188 

Lloyd 58 

Lydia 144. 294 

Lydia Kimball i77 

Lyman Henry 132 

Mahala 131, 145 

Manuel W 188 

Margaret 58, 128 

Marion K. . . 160 

Mary 65, 66, 128, 130, 131, 146, 147 

154. 172, 173, 174. 175, 293 

Mary Elisabeth i59 

Mary Elisabeth Brown 135, 136 

Mary Ellen 159 

Mary Esther loi 

Mary Frances 10, 39 

Mary H 189 

Mary Hobbs 154 

Mary Jane 187 

Mary Jane Bartlett 309 

Mary M i59 

Mary Marston 131, 135, 140, i77 

Mary Page 134 

Mary Swift 294 

Mary Sylvania 289 

Marye Waterbury 126 

Matilda 131, I3S 

Maud 188 

Mehitable 175.302, 303 

Mercy 289, 294 

Minerva 13 

Miraba 127 

Molly 143, 144, 163. 165 

Moody Huse IS9 

Moses 65. 131. 133. 134. 140, 143 

144,146,156,163,165, 175 

Moses B 159 

Moses G 131, 145 

Nancy 8, 20, 21, 68. 131, 13S 

Nancy Jane 145 

Nancy P I59 

Nathaniel 130, 173, 293 

Nicholas .... 109, 125, 127, 128, 130, 131 
133. 134. 135. 140. 144. 145 
146, 147, 156, 159. 163. 165 
169. 171. 172, 173. 174. 175 
176, 177, 178, 179, 186, 188 
Nicholas Marston. . 10,39, 177, 178, 179 

Olivia Alice Carter 179 

Origen 15S 

Patience 173 

Payne 65, 66, 67, 69 

Perkins 163 

Perley B 156 

Phebe 133, 293 

Phoeba 131, 134 

Phoeba P 13s 



Smith, Philip 

Polly 131, 134, 147, 

Polly Pickering 

Polly Sinclair 147, 159, 163, 

Ralph Wilbert 

Raymond Joseph 

Raymond William 

ReBecca Marston 

Relief Rogers 

Reuben 129, 146, 147, 156, 163, 

Reuben P 

Reuben Page 151, iS3> iS5, 


Richard 61, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 

145, 155, 173, 174. 

Robert 63, 109, 123, 125, 126, 

128, 129, 130, 131, 133, 
135, 144. 145, 163, 171, 
174, 177, 179, 186, 188, 

Robert Clark 

Rolfe L 


Roxanna Swift 

Rufus 131, 

Ruth 294, 

Ruth C 

Ruth Currier 

Ruth Edna 

Ruth Woodman 

Sally 143, 144, 146, 156, 

Sally B : 

Sally Huse 

Samuel 131, 145, 

Samuel Francis 

Sarah 67,98, 127, 128, 131, 135, 

145, 146, 156, 175.206, 

Sarah Ann Hawkins 

Sarah Cram 

Sarah Elisabeth 109, 

Sarah Huse 143, 145, 155, 159, 


Sarah Luella 

Sarah Merrill 131, 


Shadrach Freeman 


Simeon D 146, 



Susan 131, 

Susan Marston 

Susan Minerva Hanaford 

Susanna 66, 128, 173, 174, 273, 

Susannah Hinckley 

Susannah Marston 131, 133, 

Susannah Quick 

Thomas . . .63, 64, 128, 177, 186, 187, 

Thomas M 


Theopolis 130, 173, 


Ura Elisabeth 

Vera Berry 

Wilbert H 187, 

William 125, 128, 

William E 

William Prescott . 186, 187, 188, 200, 
Smyth, see Smith 


Solon, Edwin 

SoMERl, de Margaret 

SoMERViLLE, Janet 

SouiEN, de Annabel 

de John 

de Ralph 

de Roger 

de William Percival 

Spencer, Abigal 








Spencer, Christiana Green 

D. A 289, 




Roxanna Swift 


Spiller, Sarah 66, 

Spotswood, Colonel 

St. Clair, Governor 

Stackpole, Andrew N 





Steuns, John 


Stevens, Abiah 145, 149, 163, 



Drusilla Plummer 233, 


Elisabeth 29, 30, 

Gould 230, 



Mary 30, 221, 



William E 

Stickney, Colonel 

Stone, William 

Storen, Keziah 

Story, Abbie, J 

Stowe, Abby Holden Gertrude 

Barbara 200, 

Clyde L 

Eva Madeline 

Emogone Drake 

George L. James 

Horace E 200,308,309,311, 

Jessie Bryant 


Vira Frost 

Sutton, de Dudley 

de John 

Swain, Alice E. Neal 

Frank W 

Swaine, Mary Webster 

W' illiam 

Sweet, James 

Swett, Benjamin 


Swift, see Swyft 


Abigal Gibbs 

Abigal Tupper 

Anne McWharter 

Anna Wanza 











Eliza Bodine 288, 


Experience Nye 



Hannah Deuel 

Hannah Wing 


Isaac 287, 288, 




























Swift, Joan Sisson 285 

Joanna Sisson 288 

John 288, 292 

Josiah 28s 

Joseph 288 

Laura 289 

Lemuel 286, 288 

Lemuel, Jr 288 

Levi 288, 289 

Lydia Almy 287 

Mary 285, 294 

Mary Bodfish 285 

Nancy 287 

Phebe 287 

Phila 289 

Priscilla 287 

Rebecca Clark 287 

Rebecca Whitfield 287 

Rhoda Ann Almy 287 

Richard T 287 

Rosanna 289 

Roxalana 287 

Roxanna 289, 290 

Ruth 285 

Samuel 285 

Sarah 285, 287 

Sarah Titus 286 

Silas 287 

Solomon 289 

Tebulon 286, 288, 289, 290 

Theodore H 288 

Thomas 287, 288 

William 285, 286, 287, 288, 292 

Zebulon, Jr 290 

Zemperance 285 

SwYFT, see Swift 286 

Abraham 286 

Benjamin 286 

Deborah 286, 287 

Dorothy 286 

Elisabeth 285, 286, 287 

Hannah 286 

Huldah 286 

Jerusha 287 

Jemina 286 

Joana Sisson 286 

Joanna 286 

Josiah 286 

Joseph 286 

Lemuel 287 

Lydia 287 

Martha Crowell 286 

Phineas . . '. 287 

Rebecca 286 

Rebecca Wing 286 

Rhoda 287 

Samuel 286 

Thankful 286, 287 

Thankful Morey 287 

Thomas 286, 287 

William 285, 286, 287 

Syms, Anna 279 

Taft, Asa 49 

Tarbett, Eleanora 200 

Tarlton, Mary 102 

Mary Carleton 102 

Richard 102 

Tasker, Mercy 280 

Tayer, Wilfry 126 

Taylor, James 12 

Mary Smith 146 

Nancy 6 

Pearl 12 

Thachers, Josiah Si 

Thing, Daniel 174 

Levi 176 

Nathaniel 129 

Thomas, Iva Green 273 

John SI 

Thomas, Welthean 19 

Thompson, 27 

David S 30 

Dolly 30 

Ebenezer 30, 31 

Eben S 12, 30, 31, 9S 

Eleanor 12, 95 

Elisabeth 30 

Eliza 30 

EUena H 31 

Ensign 29 

Ensign N. . . 31 

Hubbard 30 

James 29, 30 

James M 30 

Jane 30 

John 29, 30, 253 

John H 30 

Joseph C 30 

Martha 9s 

Mary 29 

Miriam 12 

Nancy C 30 

Nathan H -^-scT 

Nathaniel 29, 30, 31 

Person, C 30 

Polly 30 

Polly Mary 31 

Sarah 9s 

Sarah Merrill 2S3 

Sarah Small 2S3 

Samuel 12, 30 

Samuel P 30 

Thomson, Rachel 29 

Robert 29 

William 29, 30, 2S3 

Thurston, Deborah 193 

Thyng, 14s 

Tilden, Hopestile 127 

Sarah 128 

Tilton, Mary 2s 

TiTCOMB, William 194 

Titus, Sarah 286 

TOBEY, Hannah Swift 28s 

Todd, William C 314 

ToMKiNS, Mary 80 

Tompkins, Caroline 8 

Carrie 7 

TowLES, Squire 308 

TowNSEND, Elisabeth Bartlett 309 

Ethel 199 

Fanny 199 

Samuel 199, 309 

Tripp, Deborah Swyft 286 

Stephen 286 

True, Edward N 99 

Hannah 95 

J.N 99 

Mark 95 

Mary E. Neal 99 

Mary R 99 

Tucker, Debby 272 

TUPPER, Abigal 287 

Turner, William 87, 89 

TuTTLE, John 29 

Twitchell, Betsy 199 

Helen '. 199 

Upton, Mary 4 

Vaughan, George 83 

William 83 

Veasey, Sally 146 

Veasy, Daniel 146 

Veazy, Judith 17s, 176 

Vemantdois, Isabel 311 

Vines, Richard 83 

Vinton, Hannah 267 

John 267 

Von Mansfelt, Ernst 74 



Von Mansfield, Count Ernst 74 

Wade, Nathaniel 91 

Wadleigh, 98 

Deborah 312 

Jane 97 

Mary 310 

Stephen 97 

Wait, Mary 7, 20, 21, 30 

Walderne, Major 278 

Walker, 125 

Israel 119 

Sarah 277 

Susanna ' 119 

Wallace, Eliza E 188 

Mary Wilson 250 

Walter, Thomas 87, 250 

Wanton, Mercy 268 

Wanza, Anna 287 

Ward, Amanda G 4 

Caroline 10, 13, 159 

Jeremiah 4 

Joseph 51 

Nancy Pease 13 

Noah 146 

Oliver 4 

Samuel 13, 50 

Sarah Francis 146 

Washington, John 67 

Water, Lydia 240 

Moses 240 

Timothy 240 

Waterbury, Marye 126 

Watson, Daniel 304 

Elmira Webster 304 

Man,- 91 

Sally 304 

Weare, Nathaniel 25-85 

Weatherill, Captain 78 

Webster, 21 

Abigal 25,301, 303 

Abigal Eastman 302 

Ann Batt 301 

Betsy 25 

Caleb 25 

Celia Ellen 304 

Celia Zuluma 12 

Clarence Edwin 12 

Daniel 302, 303 

Ebenezer 25, 37, 302, 303 

Edwin 12 

Edwin S 302,304, 305 

Edwin Solon 304 

Elbridge H 12 

Elbridge Heath ^304 

Elijah C 25 

Elisabeth Brown 301 

Elisabeth Lunt 301 

Eliza 301 

Eliza Jane 12 

Eliza Jane Smith 304 

Elmira 304 

Enoch 25 

Eunice 25 

Ezekiel 302 

Flora May 12 

Frank H 12 

Hannah 301, 302 

Hannah Ayer 301 

Hannah Judkins 303 

Harry W ' x2 

Heatv . 


Huldah 304 

^'•a ■ , 304 

Jsrael 25, 301 

Jennie N n 

John 25,301,302,303, 304 

Kenneth 12 

Levi 25 

Lois 2, 

Webster, Lucinda 10,38, 304 

Lyman 304 

Lyman Watson . 12, 304 

^Jary 25, 197,301,' 302 

Mary Brewer 302 

Mari' Hutchins 302 

Mary Satchwell '. . .- 301 

Mehitable Smith 302, 303 

Nathan 25,' 301 

Nathaniel P ' 12 

Pearl Irene 12 

Sally - 25 

Sally Beedee 304 

Sally Watson 304 

Samuel 25 

Sarah 302 

Sidney 25 

Stephen 25, 301 

Susannah Batcheldor 303 

Thomas 25,301, 302 

Wanda Bessie 12 

Warren 25 

Wayne Eugene 12 

Weeks, Captain 86, 87 

Wein, see Wine 41 1 43 

Barbara 43 

Catherine 43 

Christian 43 

Daniel 43 

Elisabeth 43 

George 43 

John 43 

Magdalene 43 

Michael 43 

Saboma 43 

Samuel 43 

Susanna 43 

Weir, Loretta M , . 188 

Weltv, Clara Bessie 12 

Wentworth, Abigal Nutter 278 

Isaac 278, 302, 304 

John 313 

Sarah 238 

William 278 

Wharton, Edward .' . 80 

Wheelwright, 77, 82, 245 

John 83 

Whicher, Algie Daniel 136 

Daniel 135, 136 

Daniel Batcheldor 136 

David 99,131, 133, I3S 

Enen. 99, 133 

Joseph 135 

Joseph M 135 

Josephina A 136 

Julia Norris 99 

Lucy C 99 

Marj' 131 

Mary Elisa 136 

Milton Joseph 136 

Mina Josephine 136 

Nancy Smith 135 

Phebe P. Smith 133, 135 

Phoeba Smith 131, 135 

Pheobe Mabel 136 

Whitaker, Gilman 103 

Jennie Lydia 103 ^ 

Lydia A. Neal 103 

White, Charlotte W 188 

Daniel 191 

Hugh Lee 188 

John 29 

Whitefield, George 247 

Rebecca 287 

Richard 305 

Whitney, Josiah '.[ 49 

Josiah, Jr 49 

WiGGiN, 77. 86, 277 

Andrew 86 

Captain i, 78, 277 



WiGGiN, Johnathan 86, 89, 91 

Thomas 74. 83 

WiLcocK, Joanna 117 

WiLCOMB, Deborah 65 

WiLKixs, Charles 166 

James 3 

Lydia Ella Barnes 166 

WiLLARD, Frances 31 

Joseph 148 

Mary Sheafe 148 

Williams, Hannah 19 

Lucy 272 

Nathaniel 21S 

Roger 266 

Willis, Experience 47 


Wilson, — 243 

Abigal 250 

Abraham 228, 229 

Agnes Motherwell 243 

Anna 229, 248 

Anna Robinson 229 

Assanath 229 

Benjamin : 183, 248 

Deborah 89 

Deborah Gowan Smith 113 

Edward 266 

Elisabeth 250 

Elisabeth Barber 24s 

Elisabeth Fulton 249 

Elmira Wyatt 230 

Eunice 228 

Gowen Smith 245 

Grafton 229 

Hannah 223, 228, 229, 230 

231, 233, 247, 248, 250 

Hannah Crafts 248 

Hannah Rogers 230 

Harriett 231 

Helen Menzeis 243 

Humphrey 24s, 246 

James 218, 243, 249 

Janet Somerville 243 

Joanna Maine 228 

John 243, 247, 248 

Jonathan 230, 247, 24S 

Joseph 260, 314 

Joshua 245 

Judith Hersey 24 

Lottie 23 5 

Martha 246, 250 

Martha Brainard 183 

Mary . . . .' 246, 249, 250 

Mary Light 245 

Nathaniel 228, 24s, 248 

Noah 228 

Robert . 248 

Samuel 245 

Stephen R 183 

Theophilus 247 

Thomas 24s, 246, 247 

William 243, 250 

Wilson, Zadok 229 

Wine, see Wein 41, 43 

Anna 43 

Benjamin 43 

Catherine 43 

Christian 43 

Elisabeth 43 

Frances Bolton 39 

Isaac 43 

Jacob 43 

John 43 

Joseph 43 

Mary Catherine 39 

Michael 39, 54 

Michael C 43 

Samuel 43 

Sasanna 43 

Wing, Daniel . 285 

Deborah Batcheldor 286 

Hannah 286 

Hannah Swift 285 

John 285, 286 

Jonathan 289 

Mercy 286 

Pebecca 286 

Samuel 28s 

WiNGET, Mary 277 

WiNTHROP, Gov 153, 264 

John 63, 211, 310 

Mary 211, 212, 310 

WOOD, Lucy 119 

Samuel Si 

Woodbury, Levi 144 

WOODHULL, Brewster S4 

Josephine S4 

Woodman, Clara Ann 146 

John 29 

John H 146 

Joshua 173 

Mary Abiah 146 

Marj- F 29 

Noah 146 

Relief Rogers Smith 146 

Ruth 146 

Sarah 29, 253 

Sarah Francis 146 

Woods, Marple 188 

Worthen, ■ 229, 230 

Daniel 230 

Wyatt, Elmira 230 

Francis 266 

George 290 

Mercy Smith 289, 290 

York, Captain 176 

Young, Adelaid M 164 

Adelaid Melvina 166 

Benjamin C 160 

John 171 

Youngman, Abbie : 99 

James 99