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Full text of "The Fogg family of America. The reunions of the Fogg families. Addresses, poems, newspaper reports and memories"

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ADDRESSES, POEMS, NEWSPAPER REPORTS AND MEMORIES. 



Edited by 
Mrs. A. J.^bGG and J. L. M. Willis, M. D. 



" He 7v ho forgets his ancestors is like a stream without a 
source, a tree without a root." 



Eliot. Maine. 

Historical Press. 

1907. 



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CONTENTS. 

Page. 

Origin of the Fogg Reunions, i 

First Reunion, Hampton Beach, N. H. Sept. 2, 1902, i 

Officers, I 

Charter Members, 4 

Genealogy and its Importance, by G. M. Shedd, 5 

Second Reunion, Hampton Beach, Aug. 20, 1903, 8 

Address of Welcome, Willis A. Fogg, President 8 
Samuel Fogg and the Early Foggs, 

by Dr. John Smith Fogg, 11 

Officers, ^ 25 

Heraldic Devices, Rev. Charles Grant Fogg, 26 

Sir John Fogg, by Mrs. Adna J. Fogg, 32 

Poem, by Mrs. LeRoy Fogg, 34 

Third Reunion, Portland, Maine, August 31, 1804, 37 
Address of Welcome, Rev. John Blake Fogg, Pres. 37 

Poem, by Mrs. Ella Fogg Hasty, 40 

Our Family Record, by George Orland Fogg, 42 
Daniel Fogg, son of Samuel Fogg the First, 

by Dr. J. L. M. Willis, 46 

Poem, Old Arm Chair, Mrs. C. W. Fogg, 57 

Officers, 57 

Katherine Parr, by Mrs. Adna J. Fogg, 58 

Fourth Reunion, Boston; Aug 31, Sept. i, 1905, 61 

Welcome, Elmer Harris Fogg, President, 61 
Rev. Jeremiah Fogg, of Kensington, N. H. 

by the Rev. Edmund Quincy Fogg, 66 

Ode, by Rev. Charles Grant Fogg, 77 
Jeremiah Fogg, of the Order of the Cincinnati, 

by Mrs. C. A. Hillard, 81 

In Memoriam, by Mrs. Geo. Lyman Davenport 85 

Antiquity Interesting, by Alvia H. Fogg, 93 

Dissertation on Heraldry, Mrs. Adna J. Fogg, 97 

Officers, loi 
Fifth Reunion, next page: 



111. 



page. 

Fifth Reunion, Hampton Beach, — 

August 31, September i, 1906, 105 

Greeting, Willis Allen Fogg, President. 105 
Diary of Jeremy Fogg, read by 

Mrs. George F. Shedd 108 
Fogg Family Lore, by 

John lyivingston Wright, no 

In Memoriam, by Mrs. W. A. Fogg, 117 

Will of Samuel Fogg, the 1st. 121 

Inventory of Samuel Fogg's estate, 1672, 125 

Officers, 126 

Pew, at the Kensington Meeting-house, 128 



IV. 



PREFACE. 

There is a singular interest in family name and story. 
Successive generations leave their impress ; we eagerly 
gather their records as treasures. Every new unfold- 
ing of the earlier homes, occupations and characteristics 
we receive and register with carefulness, not only to aid 
our own memories, but to transmit them to those who 
shall succeed us. 

We issue this folio for this reason. Its merit is, that it 
revives, perpetuates and familiarizes the early names, the 
old homesteads, the words, ways, and even the Puritan 
atmosphere. 

Yet more, — it brings us, of to-day, into fellowship ; and 
gives us the consciousness that we are descendants of the 
same ancient fireside and family. 

These simple pages give the origin of our yearly re- 
unions ; and contain addresses oi' the assemblies. 

They are printed as memorials of sessions too pleasant 
to glide into a Forgotten Past. 



®ngtn of i\)2 IiDgg KBuntDHSr. 



In November, 1900, Mrs. Adna J. Fogg began to gather 
data for a memorial of the Foggs in the United States. — 
In her correspondence with those of the name, she sug- 
gested that a Retinion be held at an early date. 

In September, 1901, Mrs Fogg, her husband and son, 
called at Bride Hill, Hampton, N. H., the home of Mr. 
John H. Fogg. In her earnest conversation with him, 
it was determined to have the gathering of the Foggs in 
the following year, — 1902, Sept. 2, — which would be the 
Golden Wedding Day of the said John H. Fogg. 

Not only was a Call issued and mailed to every known 
Fogg address, but Mrs. Fogg also inserted it in her 
Genealogical circular. The happy result was that one 
hundred and ninety-three descendants of Samuel Fogg, 
the original settler, assembled to honor his memory in the 
town where his earliest American home was established. 

THE RECORD OF THE FIRST MEETING. 
Fog^ Fatnily, Sept. 2 igo2, Hampton Beach, N. H. 

Sept. 2, 1902, 11.30 o'clock, A. M. Louis Everett Fogg, 
Portsmouth, N. H., called the meeting 10 order. He 
stated the object of the assemblage : — 

To form a Family Association, for the purpose of holding 
future meetings ; and also to assist in collecting the 
names and dates for a Family Genealogy. 

Willis Allen Fogg, of Maiden, Mass , was temporary 
Chairman: and at his request, Mrs. Adna J. Fogg sug- 
gested the following names as the Officers of the Associa- 
tion for the First Year : 

President: John Henry Fogg, Hampton, N. H. 
Vice Pres.: Willis Allen Fogg, Maiden, Mass. 

Rev. John Blake Fogg, Monmouth, Me. 

Louis Everett Fogg, Portsmouth, N. H. 

Rev. Charles Grant Fogg, Union, Ct. 

Dr. John Smith Fogg, Biddeford, Me. 

(next page:) 



2 FOGG FAMILY. FIRST MEETING. 

(Vice Presf dents continued : ) 

Walter Raleigh Fogg, Columbus, Ohio, 
Dr. Fred'k Sam'l Fogg. Roxbury, Ms. 
Orlando R. Fogg, Hancock, N. H. 

Treasurer : Walter LeRoy Fogg, Portsmouth, N. H. 

Auditor: Frederick LeRoy Fogg, Augusta, Maine. 

Executive Committee : 

George Osgood, Kensington, N. H. 

Horace Tower Fogg, Norwell, Mass. 

Hiram Hayes Fogg, Bangor, Maine. 

Simon S. Fogg, Hancock, N. H. 

Elmer Henry Fogg, Hartford, Ct. 

George Ellery Fogg, Greene, Maine. 

Adna J. Fogg, Boston, Mass. 

Mrs. George L. Davenport. Cohasset, Mass. 

Frank Appleton Fogg, Laconia Mass. 

Mrs. Charles Gilmore Fogg, Providence, R. I. 

Mrs. Ella Fogg Hasty, Limerick, Maine. 

Miss Bertha Grace Fogg, Lynn, Mass. 
Moved by Lewis Everett Fogg that with the addition of 
Mrs. Adna J. Fogg, as Secretary, the persons selected 
be unanimously elected ; 

John Blake Fogg seconded the motion ; 
and they were chosen to hold office until the next Annual 
Meeting. 

An invitation having been received from the President, 
— John Henry Fogg, and his estimable wife, — to visit 
them at their home. Bride Hill, the ancient Fogg home- 
stead, where they were celebrating their Golden Wedding, 
more than one hundred Fogg descendants availed them- 
selves of the opportunity ; a pleasant half hour was spent 
in tracing the premises, and in listening to remarks by 
the Rev. John Blake Fogg. 

The company returned to the Beach, and dinner was 
served at the Ocean House. 

The session was then called to order by the Chairman, 
Lewis Everett Fogg. An interesting paper on "The 
Influence of Genealogy," by G. M. Shedd, of Nashua, 
N. H. (whose wife is of Fogg descent,) was read by the 



FOGG FAMILY. FIRST MEETING. 3 

Rev. Charles Grant Fogg, of Union, Conn., and much 
appreciated. 

Additional remarks, pertinent to the occasion were 
made by Rev. John Blake Fogg, Rev. Charles Grant 
Fogg, and Adna J. Fogg. 

Mrs. George h- Davenport, Cohasset, Mass., expressed 
the desire that the company should have more of these 
meetings. 

Charles E. F'ogg, Whitman, 'Mass., was preparing his 
line for the. Fogg Memorial. 

Rev. John Blake Fogg, Monmouth, Maine, was glad of 
the pleasing opportunity to meet so many agreeable people. 

Mrs. Catherine B. Fogg, Dorchester, Mass. the oldest 
lady present, being in her 8ist year, thought it the duty of 
the entire family to assist Mrs. Fogg in her Genealogical 
investigations. 

Reference was made to the Museum, of Harvard, erected 
in memory of William Hayes Fogg, of New York. 

Members of the Executive Committee reported that the 
next Annual Meeting would be Thursday, the third week 
of August, 1903. Annual dues, fifty cents. 

The following committee was appointed to aid in the 
compilation of the "Genealogical and Biographical Mem- 
orial of the Fogg Family in the United States :" 
Rev. Charles Grant Fogg, Union Conn. 
Hubbard Fogg, Sandford, Maine. 
Charles Richard Fogg, Newburyport, Mass. 
Mrs. George L. Davenport, Cohasset, Mass. 
Mrs. Horace Fogg, Greene, Maine. 

Samuel James Fogg of Newburyport, Mass., was the 
oldest gentleman present. 

The meeting adjourned till the call of the Secretary. 



FOGG FAMII,Y. FIRST MESTING. 

Charter Members. 1902. 



George E. Fogg, Greene, Maine. 

Mrs. George E. Fogg, 

Darwin C. Fogg, Keene, N. H. 

Adua J- Fogg, Boston, Mass. 

Mrs. Adna J. Fogg, Boston, Masa. 

Mrs. Susan F. Hill, Lynn, Mass. 

Willis A. Fogg, Maiden, Mass. 

Morris B. Rowe, Roxbury, Mass. 

Mrs. Morris B. Rowe, 

Mrs. George W. Kuapp, Providence, R. I. 

Mrs. Mary Heath, Brookline, Mass. 

Mrs. Phebe J. Twombly, Framingham, Mass. 

Miss Alice Twombly, Framingham, Mass. 

Mrs. D. F. Shedd, Haverhill, Mass. 

Mrs. E. A. R. Ayres, East Boston, Mass. 

Mrs. A. C. Hilliard, Eynn, Mass. 

Rev. Charles E. Fogg, Union, Ct. 

Mrs. Elisha A. Shedd, Nashua, N. H. 

Mrs. J. C. McGillivary, Chelsea, Mass. 

Horace Fogg, Greene, Maine. 

Mrs. Horace Fogg, 

Lewis E. Fogg, Portsmouth, N. H. 

Mrs. Lewis E. Fogg, 

Walter LeRoy Fogg, Portsmouth, N. H. 

Hastings Fogg, Meredith, N. H. 

Frank A. Fogg, Laconia, N. H. 

Mrb. Frank A. Fogg, 

George Osgood, Kensington, N. H. 

Mrs. George L. Davenport, Cohasset, Mass, 

Rev. J. B. Fogg, Monmouth, Maine. 

Charles A. Smith. Stratham, N. H. 

Mrs. Charles A. Smith, 

Almon H. Fogg, Houlton, Maine. 

Dr. John S. Fogg, Biddeford, Maine. 

Fred L- Fogg, Augusta, Maine. 



FOGG FAMH,Y. FIRST MEETING. 5 

Genealogy and its Importance. 

BY G. M. SHEDD. 

Read by the Rev. Charles Grant Fogg. (See page two.) 

I have been invited to say a few words on Genealogy 
and its Importance. In the first place let me say that I feel 
greatly honored by the invitation ; and at the same time it 
is with reluctance that I make the attempt to tell an 
audience like this, oi the importance of keeping a record 
of their ancestors, and of the great benefit of it to their 
po.sterity Your very presence here is evidence enough to 
satisfy anv one who is not prejudiced, that it is something 
in which \ou all take more than a passing interest. 

It was a remark of Edmund Burke, " They who never 
look back to their ancestors, will never look forward to 
their posterity." We wish to know who they were ; when 
and where they lived ; their toils, privation, suffering, — 
for from them has been derived all that is peculiar to our 
New England homes ; and from here the same influences 
that have gone out to other sections of our country, bear 
fruit of the early teachings of our ancestors. Is it, there- 
fore, any wonder that they should desire to learn from 
whence these peculiar ideas sprang, that have been the 
key-note to the success of many who can trace their ances- 
tors to the first or early settlers of New England ? 

Among them are the descendents of Samuel Fogg, 
ancestor of the Fogg families ; and, as you all may know, 
one of the early settlers of this town. 

Two hundred and eighty-four years have passed since 
that day ; and we are gathered here on the shore of the 
Atlantic, coming from every point of the compass, almost 
from the shores of the Pacific. Why do we gather here? 
That we may become better acquainted with each other, 
and so learn more of the history of our ancestors as well 
as of each other. Here is where the importance of 
Genealogy comes in. Had no records been kept, we would 
not be assembled here today. Eight generations are too 
many for the story to be handed down from generation to 
generation by word of mouth, scattered as you are from 
the Atlantic to the Pacific. 



6 FOGG FAMILY. FIRST MEETING. 

No doubt many of you have seen the time when you 
wished to know who were your ancestors farther back 
than your great grandfather ; and if he were the first of 
the family who came over? That was my experience when 
a boy. It took years to learn who was the immigrant 
ancestor of the family, which I now trace to the year 1642. 
Had no record been kept, I would never have been able to 
learn about them earlier than 1753 ; as no Genealogical 
Record of the family, earlier than that, had been kepi. 
What has been gathered previous to that date, is from the 
colonial records, town and church registers, and in many 
instances having to resort to burial places where their 
ashes rest, and the time worn stones tell the tale. 

This should be evidence enough of the importance of a 
Genealogical Record being kept in each family ; and I 
trust the time is come when its importance is felt as never 
before. 

Words of mine may not make the strongest impression 
of the great importance of keeping a Family Record ; but 
should anyone here have a desire to obtain a more lasting 
impression, let him undertake the task of compiling a 
Genealogy of several generations, and I will guarantee 
they will quickly perceive the importance of a family 
record. 

I will not weary you by citing cases where fortunes have 
been at stake, and many are now trying ;o trace their 
ancestors for the evidence that they are lineal descendants 
of some one who has left an estate to which there is no 
record of the nearest relative. This, if nothing else, should 
be a motive, but not the only one. 

Much early history and general information is gained in 
looking up the Genealogy of a family. It will be the 
greatest surprise of your life, if once undertaken. Trace 
it far enough and you may find that your next door neigh- 
bor is connected with you in the early times. This was 
my own experience, never dreaming of such relationship. 
In searching old records, I found that the immigrant 
ancestors, — my neighbor's and my own, — signed a petition 
in 1645, for a grant of land in Massachusetts. 

Following up the line farther, I found more than thirty 
of my neighbor's ancestors had married mine. 



FOGG FAMILY. FIRST MHHTING. 7 

The Fogg ancestors came from England; and in a ser- 
mon, preached by the Rev. William Hyde, in Weymouth, 
Mass., he traces the ancestry of King Edward VII, back 
to the line of David of old. So who knows but the Foggs 
might trace their line back to the same origin, if they had 
only seen the importance of a Genealogical Record in 
earlier days! 

I also read the other day, that Queen Elisabeth had the 
chart or tree made of her line; tracing the same back to 
Adam and Eve. I suppose we all claim that we are their 
descendants; so all we lack is the one important thing — 
a Genealogical Record of the same ! 



Jogg 3famtlg. ^Bronti HBumiDn, 

AUGUST 20, 1903. HAMPTON BEACH, N. H. 



The Second Annual Reunion of the Fogg Family 
Association of America, met at the Casino, Hampton 
Beach, N. H. Thursday, August 20, 1903, at 11 o'clock. 

Bert P. Doe, Newfield, N. H. Secretary pro. tem. 

The meeting was called to order by the President, John 
Henry Fogg, of Hampton. To this gentleman belongs 
the honor of living on the ancestral acres which were 
cleared and cultivated by Samuel Fogg theorginal settler, 
and which for more than two^hundred and fifty years have 
been handed down from sire to son, — eight generations. 

The " Greeting Song," composed by C. E. Pollock, was 
sung ; Mrs. Louis E- Fogg, of Portsmouth, pianist. 

The. Rev. John Blake Fogg, led in prayer. 

The x^ddress of Welcome, by the First Vice President, 
Willis A. Fogg, had its interesting historical allusions : — 

Address of Welcome. 

WILLIS A. FOGG 

I have been requested to offer a few words of welcome 
in behalf of our worthy President of the Association. We 
all regret that he has chosen a substitute. 

It gives mc great pleasure to greet so many noble sons 
and daughters of our forefather ; and to extend to all a 
most hearty welcome to this our Second Reunion of the 
Fogg Family in America. 

Today nature unites with the achievements of a prosper- 
ous nation in wofds r,i welcome. 

At this season of the year the spirit of welcome is borne 
along by the summer breeze, while the sound waves 
vibrate with the exercises of Old Home Week. We are 
welcomed to the arms of the broad ocean, extending from 
our feet outward to England, the land of our forefathers. 

In this busy world of ours, we do well to turn aside 



FOGG FAM11.V. SECOND REUNION. 9 

from our usual avocations, to study and contemplate the 
subject of our early family history. 

From a patriotic point of view, the town of Hampton 
holds a warm place in our hearts, it being the home of our 
early parents, and located in the Granite State where the 
idea of Old Home Week had its birth. 

Today we see the families again united ; the parents 
greeting their children, back from the city to the old home, 
there to live ovtr again the scenes of childhood. We re- 
new old acquaintances and return to our homes, glad to 
have had our opportunity to enjoy the Old Home Week 
and the family reunion. 

It was a happy inspiration that prompted Mr. and Mrs. 
Adna J. Fogg to take action leading to this reunion. We 
owe to them our heartfelt gratitude and appreciation for 
their services rendered in compiling history relating to 
our family, and in the many ways in which they have 
labored to make this event a success. 

One has said : " It is a noble faculty of our nature to be 
able to connect our thoughts, our sympathies and our 
happiness, with what is far distant in place or time, and 
looking before and after to hold communion at once with 
our ancestors and our posterity." 

When we contemplate the early history of this country, 
we find many worthy names who shared the hardships and 
dangers that menaced them on all sides while engaged in 
providing food and shelter for their families. They solved 
the problems that arose from time to time, in a creditable 
manner, considering their limitations. Their trust being 
in God, they feared no danger. 

In the history of this town, the name of Fogg appears 
often in connection with the Indian wars ; and once in the 
war of i8r2. Later on, I am told, seventy. five engaged in 
the Civil War. 

We honor our early forefathers for the sacrifices they 
made in order to bequeath to us a land of freedom and 
prosperity. 

We admire their courage and devotion to religious 
liberty, that impelled them to break away from their old 
association in their native land, and sail away across the 



lO FOGG FAMILY. SECOND REUNION. 

sea, to enter npon a new life in this then an unknown 
wilderness. 

When we consider the toils, trials, sufferings and 
sorrows that the people had to encounter, we congratulate 
ourselves that we had our birth in this period of our 
nations history ; a country marvellously developed in all 
that pertains to educations and inventions ; possessing 
unlimited resources, enabling us to compete in all markets 
of the world. 

The ocean, lakes and rivers, in connection with the 
great railroad systems, afford the necessary avenues to 
carry the millions of passengers every year ; and to trans- 
port the products of a productive soil, yielding bountiful 
crops of cotton, wheat, corn, and other farm products, in 
the numerous steamships that are plying day and night 
between our ports. 

While stowed in the bowels of the earth are immense 
quantities of coal, iron, and an ample supply of gold, 
silver, copper, lead and tin ore, — which, added to the 
wealth of our forests in timber and valuable wood, makes 
us a self-supporting people. 

It is a precious heritage that is handed over to our 
keeping. May we give good account of our stewardship ; 
and render faithful service to our city or town in which 
we reside. 

In the exercises pertaining to this occasion, I hope we 
shall all heartily unite, and in this manner deepen our 
friendships and awaken a keener interest in the subject of 
good government in this the leading nation of the world 

When we separate may we be led to exclaim with 
Whittier': — 

So then beach, cliff, and wave farewell ; 
We bear no token stone or glittering shell ; 
But long and oft shall memory tell 

Of this thoughtful hour musing by the sea. 

The address of the Vice President was followed by a 
vocal selection, full of melody, by Miss Charlotte Bean, 
ol Walpole, Mass. 



FOGG FAMX1,Y. SECOND RKUNluN. II 

A very interesting paper on the earliest emigrant of the 
family and the earliest days in New England next claimed 
the attention and thought : 

Samuel Fogg and the Early Foggs. 

BY DR. John smith FOGG, Biddeford, Me. 

Read by Elmer M. Fogg, of Hartford, Ct. 

Some people of the United States consider themselves 
too democratic Hnd free to bother their minds about their 
ancestry That is their common excuse ; yet the fact 
remain^ that these same people, who so decry the time- 
honored custom of keeping genealogical lines straight, are 
the very people who find it impossible to refer to accurate 
data of the birthdays of their own parents and grand- 
parents ; and to whom a lineal tracing of seven or eight 
generations of their family, would be more intricate than 
they would care to divulge in print. 

It is quite common to hear a person say that his name 
is of English, Scotch, Welsh, or other origin ; and it is 
also very easy for such a person to carelessly mention the 
fact that his American ancestor was one of three brothers 
who came over a century or two ago. But for such a 
person to prove his descent is another matter entirely ; 
and it is in the proof of one's descent that a certain amount 
of pride is taken ; for such proof reveals the character and 
honest> of ancestors who, having lived a God-fearing 
and sterling life, have their names, and the names of their 
children and children's children, indelibly preserved in 
the records of church, province and state. 

So common has the remark been that an ancestor was 
one of three brothers who came over many years ago, that 
it apparently looks as if every family who sent emigrants 
from the Old World to America, always sent three of their 
sons. But there are no authentic records which show that 
three Fogg brothers came to America together. Nor can 
all by the name of Fogg claim descent from the first Fogg 
who landed here; for there are a few in the United States 
whose ancestors did not come over from England until the 
Nineteenth Century, but so early in the century that they 
escaped being classed among our immigrants who came 



12 FOGG FAMILY. SECOND REUNION. 

over here in steamships. There are a very few others 
from Denmark, who are the representatives of the original 
Danish family ; for the name of Fogg was known in the 
land of the Vikings before it was known in England. It 
is one of the oldest names ; and antedates the history of 
England. There is reason to believe that the name was 
well known in Italy during the height of the Roman 
Empire ; and the Danes by the name of Fogg, probably 
represent a branch older than our own English, Welsh, 
or Norman branches. 

The first by the name of Fogg in America, of whom we 
have authentic history, came to the shores of Massachu- 
setts, from England, two hundred and seventy-three years 
ago ; and of them we have ofiQcial records since 1630. 

Before proceeding any further with the name of Fogg, 
it is but just to those who first came to this country, to 
give their reason for leaving England : 

On the third of November, 1620, King James of Eng- 
land, signed a patent by which the adventurers of the 
northern colony of Virginia between 40 degrees and 48 
degrees North were incorporated as the Council established 
at Plymouth, in the County of Devon, for the planting, 
ruling, ordering and governing of New England in 
America. This was the great civil basis of the future 
patents and plantations that divide this country. 

This Council, by a deed indented under the common 
seal, and bearing date, March 27, 1627, did bargain and 
sell unto some knights and gentlemen about Dorche.ster, 
that part of New England that lies between the Merrimac 
and Charles rivers. These gentlemen were brought into 
acqaintance with several other religious persons of iike 
quality in and around London, who, being at first associa- 
ted with them, at last bought of ihem all their right and 
interest in that part of New England before mentioned, 
Their purpose in buying wss to settle some plantation in 
New England on account of religion ; and where such as 
were called Non-conformists might, with the favor and 
leave of the King, have a place of reception if they should 
transport themselves unto America, and there to enjoy the 
liberty of their own perauasion in matters of worship and 



FOGG FAM11,Y. SECOND REUNION. 13 

church discipline without disturbance of the peace of the 
Kingdom, and without offence to others not like-minded 
with themselves. 

The King confirmed unto these gentlemen a new grant 
of all the land mentioned ; and in 1628 the company sent 
over agents to look after their interests, and to make way 
for the settling of another colony in Massachusets. — 
Previous to this nothing had been done of any moment by 
the settlers in Massachusetts, except fishing and trading. 

At a General Court, held in England by the Company, 
August 28, 1629, it was considered to settle the govern- 
ment of the Company in New England. An adjournment 
was made to the next day at seven o'clock, when argu- 
ments were to be heard until nine o'clock ; and at the 
latter hour, which is the hour appointed for the meeting 
of a General Court, a vote was to be taken on the question 
of removal At that hour, August 29, 1629, it was voted 
that the government and patents should be removed to 
New England. 

Such a transaction stands alone in the history of English 
colonization. It was a bold move, but the men consti- 
tuting that Court were bold men. The power of that 
Court to transfer the seat of their government, has been 
seriously doubted, and even denied ; and it is evident from 
their charter that the Corporation was to remain in Eng- 
land like that of the East India Company, or other great 
companies, with power to settle plantations within the 
territory under such forms of government and magistracy 
as should be fit and necessary. 

The boldness of the step is not more striking than the 
silent acquiescence of the King in permitting it to take 
place. That the Company's action met with opposition 
from some quarter, is evidenced when, on Sept. 29, 1629, 
the Company deemed it expedient "to take advice of 
learned counsel," whether their step was legal or not — 
The advice of the ''learned counsel" of that day is now 
seen to have been in favor of the action ; and it is due to 
his advice that the first government in New England was 
established. 



14 FOGG FAMILY. SECOND REUNION. 

October 20, 1629, Mr. John Winhtrop was unanimously 
chosen Governor for the ensuing year ; and immediately 
took steps to prepare his fleet for departure from England 
the following Spring. 

Historical writers have repeatedly commented on the 
courage and hardihood of these persons of rank and good 
circumstances in life bidding a final good-by to their native 
country of England, with all its delights and conveniences, 
and exposing themselves, their wives and their children to 
the inevitable hardships and sufferings in a long voyage 
across the Atlantic, which, in those days, consumed two 
months or more. Their destination was a most inhospit- 
able shore, destitute of any kind of buildings to secure 
them from the inclemency of the weather, and not possess- 
ing any of the food to which they had been accustomed in 
their former home. Nor were their hearts buoyed by the 
reports which the agents of the Company had sent home. 
In lieu of praise of the new country in which they had 
lived for a year, their reports had been of the most dis- 
couraging character. Their description of New England 
could hardly coincide with our present opinion of its 
fertile resources. 

A nobler body of men and women never left their native 
soil to colonize a new land ; and it was in reference to the 
persecution and exile of these people that Milton wrote 
in 1641 : — 

"What numbers of faithful and freeborn Englishmen 
and good Christians have been constrained to leave their 
home, their kindred and friends, and whom nothing but 
the wide ocean and the savage deserts ot America could 
hide and shelter from the fury of the bishops. 

I shall believe there cannot be a more ill-boding sign to 
a nation, — God turn the omen from us, — than when the 
inhabitants, to avoid insufferable grievances at home, are 
enforced to forsake their native country." 

Such were the reasons which caused our progenitors to 
emigrate from England ; and that those by the name of 
Fogg are thoroughly independent in their views in 
Church and State matters, is easily proven in history. — 
And it is somewhat surprising that only tzvo by the name 



FOGG FAMILY. SECOND REUNION. I5 

of Fogg rebelled against a religion distasteful to them, 
and came to America. But it would be none the less 
surprising to know that rhe Foggs remaining in England, 
were equally emphatic and true to any cause or religion 
they espoused there. 

The name of Fogg in England is of the greatest age. 
Its antiquity is interesting, and its nationality almost 
perplexing. It is English as far as the history of England 
^oes : and it is Danish, and Welsh, and Norman. It is 
found in that finest national record of Europe, the 
Domesday Book, compiled by commissioners appointed by 
William the Conqueror, in 1086 ; and the Foggs are found 
as land owners in the Rottila Hicndredomm , or Hundred 
Rolls, prepared in 1273, by King Edward I, on his return 
from Palestine. 

The Foggs in America of English descent, are as Eng- 
lish as England is in herself. The name of Fogg was 
known in Denmark before English was spoken in England, 
and the Danes of that period were the Jutes, who held 
that part of the peninsula now called Denmark. 

When the Northmen in their blaek piratical crafts, 
seized the northern part of France and settled it, the Fogg 
blood was among them ; and later allied itself to some of 
the noblest blood in France. 

Kent County in England is the most solid part of 
England. It is the England of the English ; and here 
the Fogg family took its firmest hold, — owning vast 
estates in this country nearly a thousand years ago, and 
helped shape the destin> of England. 

Picture to yourself one of the earliest Foggs. He was 
of the tribe of Jutes who inhabited what is now Denmark. 
The other two tribes who afterwards invaded what is now 
England, were from the Schleswig-Holstein provinces of 
Germany. Possibly this Fogg we see now was a North- 
man, and took part in the Norman Conquest ; and may 
have fought his own blood which had prceded him in 
England. He was fair haired, blue eyed, big boned, and 
muscular. He probably had a store of unwasted vigor, 
an immense and almost brutal energy, an enormous and 



l6 FOGG FAMILY. SECOND REUNION. 

unspent capacity for life, for feeling, for thought and for 
action. He had an instinct for law and for freedom, a 
splendid seriousness, a reverence for life and death. Such 
is the description of a Viking; and in spite of their joy of 
battle, their desire to feast, their drunken revelry, there is 
a persistent undertone of melancholy. 

The early home of the Jute, was a land of cold, harsh, 
gloomy privations : but it was a land to breed real men ! 
It had dismal curtains of mist, miles of tangled forests 
soaked and dripping with frequent rains, and their land 
was frequently inundated by the fury of the sea. The 
land of these people descended to the eldest son. The 
younger sons took to warships ; and the high-prowed 
galleys of the Vikings were a menace to the southern 
countries. 

The Danish Foggs at present, are probably descendants 
of the eldest sons of those by the name of Fogg in the 
Jute tribes. And the descendants of Samuel Fogg, and 
other English Foggs, have the blood of the younger sons 
who settled in England and France. Who knows but the 
Fogg blood was with the Northmen when they landed in 
Massachusetts five hundred years before Columbus dis- 
covered America ? 

Compare Pancoast's pen picture of a Northman, given 
in synopsis above, with a New England Fogg, and you 
will find the same ruggedness of anatomy and seriousness 
of thought which was bred hundreds of years ago, and 
which Samuel Fogg brought and bred in what is now 
Hampton, New Hampshire. It was this healthful rugged- 
ness that has made the Fogg family lasting through so 
many generations, and kept the name for hundreds of 
years, and which has produced an inate diplomacy from 
mere strength of the character which former generations 
have unconsciously instilled. 

As an example of this diplomacy, the life of Catharine 
Parr will serve to illustrate. Everyone knows about this 
Queen consort of King Henry VIII ; but all by the name 
of Fogg do not knovv her ancestry : Her grandmother 
was Lady Jane Fogg, who was married at fourteen years 
of age. Catherine Parr was great grandaughter of Sir 
John Fogg of Ashford, great great grand daughter of 



FOGG FAMILY. SECOND REUNION. I7 

Sir William Fogg, of Repton, great-great-great grand 
daughter of Sir Thomas Fogg of Canterbury ; and so on 
through a long line of Foggs. 

At the age of fifteen, Catharine Parr married Lord Burgh. 
Her second husband was Lord Latimer. Her third hus- 
band was King Henry VIH, whom she married in great 
state at Hampton Court Palace, July 12, 1543. King 
Henry died in 1547 ; and thirty-four days after his death, 
she married Lord Seymour of Sudley, uncle to King 
Edward VL 

Catharine Parr had the blood of Fogg in her veins, and 
she was the most diplomatic woman during the reign of 
Henry VIII, as she not only escaped the fate of the other 
wives, but actually ruled England while she was the 
Queen, and prevented many of the bad moves for which 
King Henry VIII was noted. 

There are many instances in English history where 
Fogg blood has been high in official positions in both 
Church and State ; and their carved monuments and 
parchment records are still shown in England. 

In connection with the name of Fogg in early New 
England, it will be necessary to mention the name of one 
of whom there is, at present, no authenic history known 
other than a few official data, and that is — James Fogg, — 
who was known to be one of the eighty-two settlers of 
Gloucester. Massachusetts, who were proprietors of soil in 
1650 There is no compiled history of him or his descend- 
ants, if he had any. His name is mentioned here with 
the hope that it will serve as a nucleus to further search. 

The name of Ralph Fogg, of Salem, has been men- 
tioned in the most cursory way by Fogg genealogists, and 
it has been due entirely to their lack of application, that a 
better history of him is not extant ; for the oflBcial records 
of Ralph Fogg are many in the archives of Massachusetts. 
As his name is frequently mentioned in connection with 
that of Samuel Fogg, it will be entirely appropriate for 
this page to contain a sketch of his life in New England, 
that it may serve as an incentive to the Fogg of the pres- 
ent day to hunt up old records, and make transcripts from 
official data, in order to find out if any of his descendants 
remained in America after 1675. At the present date it is 



l8 FOGG FAMILY. SECOND REUNION. 

not known ; but unknown mines of knowledge are con- 
stantly opening to the amateur genealogist. Records not 
seen today may spring into view to-morrow. 

x\ccording to the recordis of the Plymouth Colony, pub- 
lished by authority of the Massachusetts Legislature, 
Ralph Fogg came originally to Plymouth where he was 
adniitted as a freeman, and had lands granted to him in 
1633, and was taxed in 1634. 

From Plymouth he moved to Massachusetts Bay ; was 
made a freeman of the latter colony, September 3, 1634. 
He joined the First Church in Salem, as early as 1636. 
He was elected Treasurer in 1637 The office of treasurer 
was not confined to the town, but appears to have been 
co-extensive with the jurisdictional territory of the 
Salem Court. 

He was Clerk of the quarterly sessions of the General 
Court, and, strange as it may i-eem, was High Sheriff at 
the same time, and discharged the dual duties of these 
offices for many years. He was the recorder for all the 
surveys made; and was the first incumbent for Salem, of 
the office of Clerk of Writs, established December 10, 1641. 
In 1644, he was a member of the Artillery Company 

In 1647, political dissentions arose inSilcm. The ene- 
mies of Fogg, composed entirely of men upon whom he 
had served processes of law as High Sheriff, attempted to 
malign him b> charging malfeasance of office. He vigor- 
ously defended himself before church and council, and 
unhesitatingly rated the Governor, — who was then Endi- 
cott, declaring in a Church meeting, that the Governor 
was "both Judge and Jury." For thus desecrating the 
Lord's Day, he was fined a few shillings by the church. 
But with all the autocratic powers of Governor Endicott, 
he evidently had fear of Ralph Fogg's knowledge of the 
inside mechanism of the General Court ; for the latter 
person received no worse sentence than to wear a piece of 
paper in his hat for two hours. He diplomatically ex- 
pressed regret that he had criticised the Governor on the 
Sabbath Day, and the paper sentence was not carried out. 

His views regarding real justice in Salem and vicinity, 
can now be seen were correct, when we consider the 
ignorance displayed in Salem during the witchcraft days. 



FOGG FAMILY. SECOND REUNION. I9 

The remarkable daring of Ralph Fogg to publicly pro- 
claim his views in the face of attacks from those upon 
whom he had levied as Sheriff, and the apparent fear and 
consequent dislike of him by Governor Endicott, was 
more than commendable ; for it was the stolid rashness of 
right, for which he unhesitatingly stood up, and from 
behind which be unmercifully scored his opponents with 
his scholarly satire. 

Though living in Salem and owning large tracts of 
land, neitht-r the well known bigotry of some of the 
inhabitants, nor the enmity of the Governor affected his 
social status or deprived him of his lands ; and after 
remaining in Salem a few years, he returned to England. 
His two sons, who remained in' America, were subjected' 
to many inconveniences after their father left, as they did 
not have the benefit of his power and knowledge of colonial 
affairs. One, David commander of a ship plying between 
Barbadoes and New England, died; the other, it is pre- 
sumed, returned to England. Both sons were Quakers ; 
and the persecution of Quakers in Salem at that time 
should be perpetuated by the erection of a monument in 
Salem ; that the generation of today and future genera- 
tions may be reminded of the former bigotry of a people, 
who not only harrassed Quakers, but were known to 
actually believe in witches. 

The site of Ralph Fogg's home in Salem, is now occu- 
pied by a street railway station, and around this he owned 
several acres, besides large tracts elsewhere. These lands 
he still held after his return to England, where he located 
first at Plymouth and later in London, in the discharge of 
his duties as a stockholder of a corporation established for 
carrying on a trade in furs. 

He died in London, March 15, 1673, and in his will 
provides for his widow. Susanna, and three sons : John, 
gentleman, of Barnstable, Devon, England ; David and 
Ezekiel of New England. 

John and his mother came to New England, after the 
death of Ralph Fogg, and remained to settle the estate, 
and then returned to England. The Salem property was 
sold, and was subsequently occupied by the houses of 
John Milk, William Lake, William Longstaff, John 
Hawthorne and others. 



20 FOGG FAMILY. SECOND REUNION. 

Ralph Fogg was a beautiful penman ; and his official 
records on file at this day, are in striking and pleasing 
contrast to the ordinary ancient records. The first Wtl/ 
ever presented in the Essex County Court, is now in the 
Court files, folded and neatly endorsed by Fogg, in 
June, 1640. 

So far as is known, Ralph Fogg was the first person in 
America who used a system of stenography. As the Clerk 
of the General Court, he used a system of characters 
similar to those of Thoma& Archisden, of England : and 
Mr. Edward Howe, writing to John Winthrop, jr., in 1632, 
said : " These characters are approved in Cambridge to be 
the best yet invented ; and they are not yet printed or 
common." 

To be the pioneer of stenography in America, is no 
small distinction for Ralph Fogg, when one considers the 
thousands of people now employed in that work, and the 
enormous saving of time, labor and money, by the aid 
of shorthand. 

The names of James, Ralph, David and Ezekiel Fogg 
have now been mentioned in this paper as amongst the 
first settlers in New England But beyond the date of 
1675, there are no known records of them or of any of 
their descendants. 

But — there was one Fogg in New England at that time, 
who was the progenitor of most of those by that name 
in America ; and he was — 

Samukl Fogg, who settled in Hampion, N. H. 
It is his history which will interest us most at this time, 
for we can stand upon the land and within sight of the 
broad acres which he owned and occupied more than two 
hundred and fifty years ago, and which now represents the 
ancestral home of the Fogg Family of America. 

Let it be known to all by the name of Fogg, and to all 
descendants of a Fogg, that since this land was first 
occupied by Samuel Fogg to the present day, a period of 
more than two and a half centuries, it has never been 
conveyed by deed, but has been handed down from father 
to youngest son through many generations. 

It has been mentioned that the land of the Northmen 



FOGG FAMIJ,Y. SECOND REUNION. 21 

bred real men. So with our own New England ; for she 
has bred real men, and women too, who wrested a plenty 
from the tangled wastes of her forests and the bleak 
desolation of her shores. 

Picture to yourself Samuel Fogg in his Puritanical garb 
coming to Boston about 1630, from Exeter, England. — 
Books on American ancestry tell us that he came over 
with that noble pioneer, John Winthrop, who was the first 
Governor of Massachusetts Bay Colon}'. Think for a 
moment of the little ship, Arabella, formerly the Eagle, 
but named the Arabella in honor of Lady Arabella John- 
son, sister to the Earl of Lincoln, who accompanied her 
husb^md, Isaac Johnson, to America. This ship left 
Yarmouth, April 8, 1630, and arrived in Salem, June 12th, 
thus occupying over two months in a voyage that can now 
be made in less than a week. 

Whether Samuel Fogg arrived in the Arabella or some 
other ship of Winthrop's fleet, cannot be stated in this 
paper. The exact lists of passengers are only in the 
Custom House records of England ; no copies of them 
have ever been brought to this country. Let us assume, 
however, that he landed in Salem or Charlestown ; or, 
possibly, Nantasket ; for one of the seventeen ships, the 
Mary and John, landed there May 30, 1630. 

Samuel Fogg's first view of the land where Boston now 
stands, revealed three small mountains ; and the locality 
at that time was called Tri-mountain ; a name perpetuated 
in the well-known Tremont street of today. The three 
mountains were where Pemberton Square, Louisbourg 
Square and Beacon Hill now are. The latter was orig- 
inally called the Sentry, as on its top a pitch barrel was 
fixed, to be lighted as an alarm to the inhabitants, in case 
of invasion by the Indians. This beacon was blown down 
in November, 1789. 

When the English first saw the three contiguous hills, 
they called the locality Tri-mountain ; but the Indians 
had always called the place Shawmut ; and to this day we 
have Shawmut Avenue, in memory of the Indian name. 
At a Court of Assistants held in Charlestown, Sept. 7, 
1630, it was ordered that Tri-mountain be called Boston. 



22 FOGG FAM11,Y. SECOND REUNION. 

One may be pardoned for a certain amount of pride in 
the knowledge that the soil of Massachusetts was trodden 
by an ancestor even before the name of Boston was given 
to the city which we know by that name. 

Samuel Fogg, however, did not remain in Massachusetts 
permanently, but went farther north, along the shore, and 
finally settled in Hampton, N. H , and his descendants' 
have owned land along the New Hampshire coast and in 
York and Cumberland counties of Maine, for two and a 
half centuries. 

In Savage's Genalogical Dictionary of New England, it 
states that Sarah Currier, daughter of Richard Currier, of 
Salisbury, England, married June 23, 1659, Mr Samuel 
Fogg, of Hampton, N H. This record is incorrect unless 
there were two by the name of Samuel Fogg living in 
Hampton at that time ; and there is no official statement 
that such was the case. Samuel Fogg, our progenitor, 
could not have married Sarah Currier in 1659, for his first 
wife was living at that time. She died in 1661, and a year 
later he married his second wife. 

His first wife was Anne Shaw, of Hampton, whom he 
married, Oct 12, 1652, when he was 39 years of age. She 
died in 1661 . and she bore him four sons and one daughter. 
Two of the sons and the daughter died in infancy ; but 
the eldest and the youngest children lived : — 
Samuel, jr. born m 1653 ; 
Daniel, born April 16, 1660. 
Samuel, jr , married Hannah Marston, Oct. 19, 1676, 
when he was twenty-three years old. He settled in 
Hampton on his father's estate ; and some of his descend- 
ants have always lived there. 

Daniel, the youngest son, was less than a year old when 
his mother died after eleven years of wedded life ; and 
when he was two years old, his father, — Samuel, senior, — 
married as his second wife, Mary Page, daughter of Rob't 
Page, of Hanjpton. Her father was one of the prominent 
men of Hampton; a large landowner, and a member of the 
General Court. At the time of her marriage to Samuel 
Fogg, she was but nineteen years of age. and Samuel was 
forty-nine years of age, a widower, and with two children, 
one eleven and the other two years of age. 



FOGG FAMILY. SECOND REUNION. ' 23 

By this marriage, Mary ( Page) Fogg bore her husband 
two sons and a danghter : 
Seth and James, 
Hannah ; 
and these children have many descendants. 

The youngest son, Daniel, by the first wife, (Anne 
Shavv Fogg,) was brought Hp under the care of the second 
wife until he wa^ twelve years of age. His father died at 
that period, and this youth was apprenticed to the black- 
smith. He remained in Hampton until he was twenty-two, 
and then removed to the Spurwink river, in Scarboro, Me. 
where he worked at his trade, and where he received 
several grants of land ; and in 1684, at twenty-four years 
of age, he married Hannah Libbey, of Scarboro. 

It is from this marriage that most of the Fogg descend- 
ants in York and Cumberland counties, in Maine, received 
their origin. There are also some of kis descendants in 
Portsmouth and vicinity, as he removed his family from 
Scarboro to Portsmouth, in 1690, on account of the con- 
stant fighting of the Indians. His son, John, returned 
to Scarboro in later years, and located there permanently. 

There were a few colored people named Fogg, living in 
or near Portsmouth, in recent years. These are the de- 
scendants of the Fogg slaves, who took the name of their 
master, as was common at that time ; and also common in 
the more recent ante-bellum days of the Southern States. 

The settlement of Samuel's sons in Hampton and Scar- 
boro, was the starting point of the third generation of 
those by the name of Fogg in this country. Beyond this 
it will be needless to go in this paper, for each generative 
root continues to give its numerous branches that con- 
stantly multiply as the years approach recent times ; and 
each newborn tendril has but served to more closely bind 
our allied interest in our common progenitor of Hampton. 

As a lineal descendant of Samuel and Anne (Shaw) 
Fogg, in the eighth generation, through the youngest son 
Daniel and Hannah (Libbey) Fogg, it gives me pleasure 
to say that the Fogg family has helped in the moulding of 
the earliest history of this country. Let us try and cement 
our ties more closely by each contributing his mite of 



24 FOGG FAMILY. SECOND REUNION. 

labor towards historical research. Let the Fogg Family 
remember that the blood of their ancestors stained the 
ground in Colonial Wars ; that during the Revolutionary 
War, Samuel Fogg's descendants were not inactive ; for 
they were at Quebec, at Louisbourg, and wherever there 
there was hard exposure and risk of life. In the Mexican 
War, and Civil War the red blood of the children of 
Samuel drenched the ground ; and in the Spanish-Ameri- 
can War, and in opposing the armed resistance to the 
sovereignty of the United States in the Philipine Islands 
the descendants of Samuel Fogg did their duty to their 
country and to the memory of their grand old ancestor. 

lyCt the present and coming generations remember these 
facts when reading the history of the United States, and 
have them serve as an incentive to the keeping of accurate^ 
and detailed family histories for the benefit of the Fogg of 
a hundred years hence. 

Samuel Fogg, with the ruggedness of physique and the 
fighting qualities of his Northmen ancestors, hewed a 
home in the very heart of a New England wilderness, and 
it* was his natural diplomacy and deep seriousness, that 
kept his life clean and free from the many temptations 
that beset a man in a new country. 

These qualities of restraint he inherited through the 
generations of the Fogg family who are entombed in 
Ashford and throughout England. Through the Sir John 
Fogg who was the intimate friend of King Edward III, 
the Black Prince ; or the Sir John Fogg to whom King 
Edwagd IV gave the manor Hathfield when he was 
comptroller of the King's household ; or the Sir John 
Fogg who, with King Edward III, Sir William Haute, 
Lord Scales, Earl Rivers, tke Duchess of Bedford, all in 
their surcoats of arms, were perpetuated in a kneeling 
position in the great west windows of the cross aisle in 
the Church at Ashford 

The colored glasses of the windows are gone ; and many 
of the Fogg tombs in England are so old that their carv- 
ings are worn almost smooth, but the carving of his 
home-tree in America by Samuel Fogg can never be 
erased, as each child born to his descendants will but 



FOGG FAMILY. SECOND REUNION. 25 

represent a new figure to the memory of their ancestor. 

Samuel Fogg lived his wiry, virile life for sixty years. 
His first child was born when he was forty years of age, 
and the last child when he was fifty-eight. His eldest son 
lived one hundred and seven >ears ; his second son ninety- 
five years : his third son ninety years, and his fourth and 
last son ninety-two years. 

These great ages in the second generation of the Ameri- 
can strain of the Fogg blood from two wives, speak well 
for the healthy condition of Samuel Fogg; and it is due 
to his perfect physical condition that we can look back 
with pride to the strong physical foundation he prepared 
as the sire of the many generations of the FouG Family 
IN America. 

Ashael Fogg, of lyynn, Mass., followed the paper of 
Dr. J. S. Fogg, with not only forcible but with witty and 
humorous remarks on the question, " Do we Need a 
Genealogy ?" 

An amusing story was next told by John H. Fogg, of 
Hampton ; followed by one from the Rev. John B. Fogg, 
of Monmouth, Maine. 

Adjourned at one o'clock, for dinner. 

Afternoon session, called to order at three o'clock, by 
the President. 

Previous to this, a group picture of the assembly was 
taken on the steps of the Casino. 

The President read the names of the following Officers, 
who were unanimously elected : 
Honorary President : 

John Henry Fogg. Hampton, N. H. 
Presidbnt: John Blake Fogg, Monmouth, Maine. 
Vice Prbs.: Lewis Everett Fogg, Portsmouth, N. H. 
Gridley R. Fogg, Skowhegan, Maine. 
George S. Fogg, Beverly, Mass. 
Secretary and Treasurer : 

Mrs. Adna J. Fogg, Boston, Mass. 

(next page.) 



26 fogg famii-y. sboond rbunion. 

Executive Committee: 

Frank A. Fogg, Laconia, N. H. 
Willis A. Fogg, Maiden, Mass. 
George Osgood, Kensington, N. H. 
Mrs. Wayland I. Fogg, Lynn, Mass. 
George E. Fogg, Greene Corner, Maine. 
Horatio Fogg Twombly. Framingham, Mass. 
George O. Fogg, Winchester, Mass. 
Nathaniel Conant, Brookline, Mass. 
Mrs. Fred C. Browne, Portland, Maine. 

A paper on the Fogg Coat of Arms, prepared by Charles 
Grant Fogg, of Frenchboro, Maine, was read by Mrs. 
Fred C. Brown, of Portland. It was listened to with 
great attention. (At the date of the address his residence 
was» Union, Conn.) 

Heraldic Devices, Arms, &c. 

REV. CHARLES GRANT FOGG 

Read by Mrs. Fred C. Brown, of Portland. 

Concerning Heraldic Devices and the Right of the Foggs 
in America to Bear the Arms of the Foggs of England : 
lyCt us say at the outset, that only those who have 
engaged in historical research, can have any idea of the 
difl5culties encountered. In obtaining ordinary historical 
data, the definite location of a needful fact, often requires 
months or years of patient labor, even when the parties 
are alive. 

Back of the second generation of actors, difficulties 
increase in geometrical ratio. Archives must be searched ; 
tombstone inscriptions copied, — when legible or in exis- 
tence ; town records examined and parish registers tran- 
scribed. These last are the twp most important means to 
New England genealogical data, and, alas! are the very 
ones often wanting. The early town records were often 
carelessly kept, and many have been lost. 

Genealogical data, as such, is still more exacting. — 
Direct records must be had. Circumstantial evidence is 
absolutely of no use, except as clues for settling positively 
proved descent. A single break in the recorded chain, 



FOGG FAMILY. SECOND RhUNiuN. 27 

renders useless all previously acquired data, and nothing 
more can be done until the gap is filled. 

The author of this paper has been following certain 
clues forever ten years, and has learned the chief rule of 
genealogical investigation. That rule is: Take nothing 
for granted ! 

A single instance shows the difficulties attending the 
tracing the descent of the New England families : The 
location of not a single grave of the Pilgrims who died 
that first terrible winter is known with certainty. 

The connection of New England families with their 
European ancestors is yet more difficult to establish. — 
When that first, immigrant patriarch, and — to coin a 
word, — matriarch, have been definitely located, at once 
comes the query: "From what place did they come ?" 
The ship on which each or both sailed, may be known ; 
but even then, at the port of embarkation, all trace may 
be lost. 

Assuming that they came from England, the only way 
is to begin with the most probable field, and examine the 
English parish registers. Usually those of a given family 
name will be found,, at last, to have come from a certain 
definite region, or regio"ns. 

And here is where the science of Heraldry often proves 
of help. If the name is a noble one, the investigator 
harks back to the noble line, and traces its branches and 
descendants, going to possible beginnings, and, genealog- 
ically, working backwards, from early dates to later. 

Heraldry being an exact science, nothing more nor less 
than a pictorial statement of family name, descent and 
standing, it is the greatest aid to tracing the descent of 
those of noble blood. 

So, in tracing New England ancestry, where it is de- 
sired to ascertain if the line is of noble blood, there are 
four stages, each of increasing difficulty : 

First, local descent and connections. 

Second, tracing to the first immigrants. 

Third, the European home. 

Fourth, the possible connection with a noble line. 
This will explain the, as yet, partial success in the search 



28 FOGG FAMILY. 6KCOND REUNION. 

for a Fogg Coat of Arms. Yet, we are on the track of 
results. As we shall later see, the name is of noble 
English origin. It remains to be proved which of two or 
three lines may be that of our first American, Samuki, 
Fogg, who is supposed to have come over "in one of the 
six ships of John Winthrop." 

Let it be understood that this search is undertaken in 
the historical spirit. Especially is care taken to be accur- 
ate, and give only ascertained facts. In the preparation 
of the Fogg genealogy, this question of possible noble 
descent, with the accompanying coat of arms, came in as 
a necessary factor in tracing the European origin of the 
family. 

Almost all the older New England families are descend- 
ed from the English nobility, by some connection, often 
being branches from youngtr sons who, taking the side of 
the Puritans or Roundheads, came to America. Some are 
of French Huguenot origin. By English, we include 
Scotch and Irish, also Welsh. 

It was the first intention, in giving this paper, to give 
an illustrated sketch of Heraldry. But there is not time. 
However, we will review a few fundamental facts, then 
pass on to the family record. 

Heraldry proper is not traced beyond the latter part of 
the eleventh century. Heer, army ; Held, champion ; 
Blazen, to blow the horn. 

The important parts of the Coat of Arms, are the Field, 
the Motto, and the Crest. The field tells the story of the 
family descent, being the genealogical diagram, changing 
as marriage combined various houses, effecting what was 
practically a pictorial monogram. The shield was divided 
into various parts, each telling its own story. 

For a more detailed account, the best treatise the writer 
has seen is Heraldry Simplified, by Frederick Curtis, pub- 
lished by the Dodge Publishing Co. New York. 

To enlarge upon tne finer points is, here, out of the 
question. Enough to say that, to one versed in the science 
and acquainted with the various family arms, a glance 
would tell a person's descent, where the plan was carried 
out. As if we should say, — "John Strong, second son of 



FOGG FAMI1.Y. SECOND REUNION. 29 

William Strong, by his wife, Isabel DeCourcey, he the son 
of the second William, she the daughter of Edonard 
DeCourcey. It was very convenient, and, today, a knowl- 
edge of the science is essential to the historian, the story- 
writer, or the traveller student. 

The motto was the family watchword. It was some- 
times changed, e. g. the head of the family in conquering 
a rival, would sometimes take his motto. The crest was 
placed above all. If a helmet, it showed valor on the 
battlefield ; being usually represented with the visor down. 
The number of bars, the color, or the plain helmet, 
showed the rank of the owner. These three divisions, 
the Field, the Motto, the Crest, are the essentials ; and of 
these, for the minute genealogist, the Field and the Crest. 

During the reign of Henry III, in the thirteenth century, 
a roll of arms, borne by the barons and knights of that 
King, was formed. His successor, Edward I, in 1274, 
ordained the compulsory use of arms and seals by his 
coroners; and, later, ordained by statute that every free- 
holder should, at penalty of fine and amercement, have 
his proper seal of arms. 

During the reign of Edward II, in 1307, a second roll of 
arms was made, which comprised the names of 1160 
persons. 

Henry V, in 1413, prohibited, under heavy penalty, the 
use of any arms to which the bearer was unable to show a 
proper title, exception being made to those who had borne 
a cognisance at Cressy, Poictiers, or Agincourt. In short, 
as we would say, he forbade forgery. 

During the i6th century, were appointed the Royal 
Commissioners of Enquiry concerning the right to bear 
arms. This commission, termed the Heralds Visitation, 
attended different parts of the realm, and had the power to 
summon all who bore or assumed arms, to produce their 
credentials, and " To reprove, control and make infamous 
by proclamation, all such as unlawfully and without 
authority took such unto themselves." 

Any one now able to prove descent from ancestors 
acknowledged in these "visitations," is entitled to carry 
his arms by right of inheritance ; or, failing that, from 



30 FOGG FAMI1,Y. SECOND REUNION. 

some one whose right has been admitted. This is the 
test, and is the one followed by the present writer in 
examining data previous to the first part of the 17th 
century. 

In Ireland there was no thorough visitation. So. Ulster 
King of Arms was empowered to give confirmation to all 
who could prove their families had borne arms for several 
generations. 

We have now an idea of our limits. This means much. 
So far as titles are concerned, the first Baronetcy was 
instituted by James the First, in 161 1. And in England 
today, no existing title goes back of the 14th century. 
Arms, of course, go much farther back. 

Now as to the Foggs. The writer grows more convinced 
that the name is of Danish origin. In Denmark, a Fogh, 
(note the spelling,) was ennobled in 1707 ; another in 
1747. It has a Danish sound. This origin, however, 
remains to be proved. 

The English records give the Coat of Arms of Sir 
Thomas Fogge, of Danes Court, Tilmanster. Also are 
given the Arms of Sir John Fogg, of Scots Hall. 

The late dates of the Danish nobles bar them from being 
ancestors of the American branch of Fogg. There is a 
strong possibility' that Sir John or Sir Thomas may be the 
ancestor of our Hampton Samuel. 

Burke's Peerage fails to show a Fogg title. Therefore 
the line has run out in England, and we must look farther 
back for Arms. Of course Sir John and Sir Thomas bore 
Arms. It also appears that Katherine Parr, who was 
lucky enough to outlive htr interesting husband, Henry 
the 8th, was a Fogg in descent. Of course she was of 
noble blood, and came of arms-bearing stock. 

The name has been traced back to the 13th century. 
Was there a freeholder by the name of Fogg at that time ? 
If so, he was obliged by Edward the First, to be labelled, 
(for that was the exact idea,) with his own peculiar Seal 
of Arms. Is the name among the 1160 of Edward the 
Second? This, the present writer cannot say ; nor has he 
fully investigated the visitations. But we have three 
established points we may claim with reasonable certainty. 



FOGG FAMILY. SECOND RKUNlON. 3I 

The case of Katherine Parr proves that, at the time of 
Henry the 8th, there must have been Fogg arms ; she 
must have been of gentle blood. Also, Sir John and Sir 
Thomas bore arms. 

The deduction is, that there have been accredited Arms 
to the Foggs of England. It has been ascertained, — the 
writer is informed upon good authority, — that the color of 
the Field of these Arms is gold ; the motto is, Pcradventure . 
Now, the color is the feature that does not change. If 
these various Coats of Arms prove to have the same color, 
it will show considerable antiquity. This will require 
time to discover. 

The only question remaining is, for us the one question, 
Was Samuel descended from one of these lines ? If so, 
the American branch have a right to its arms. That is 
the question on which we are now at work. The probable 
answer is, Yes. The family may rest assured that no rash 
surmises will be accepted ; but, if arms are published as 
belonging to the American branch, they will be authenti- 
cated. The compiler of the Genealogy, also, will insist 
upon firm ground. 

These English investigations require means. The writer 
suggests that the Executive Committee be empowered to 
assume financial responsibility for English research in 
general ; research directed by the Secretary and compiler. 
In the course of such search, any arms to which the Amer- 
ican branch may be entitled, would inevitably come to 
light. Should such not prove the case, let the family 
adopt a family device. This spirit is not snobbery, but a 
proper display of family love and appreciation. * * 

We would say to every American family, to every de- 
scendant of the mighty men and noble women who here, 
in New England, founded a magnificent endowment of 
rugged strength and righteous fear in God, — to these 
we say : — 

If in tracing the past, you find deeds and signs of 
mighty ones, whose spirits, peradventure , are even now 
observing if you are faithful to your inheritance, in the 
name of the strong God be thankful and treasure them! 



32 FOGG FAMIL,Y. SECOND REUNION. 

Tell them to your children. Thank God for your heritage 
and live up to it ! 

The writer thanks those who have aided him in gather- 
ing these data, and acknowledges all sources. The data 
is given with due caution, and no surmises are stated as 
facts. By the next Reunion it is hoped things may be 
more fully established. 

Mrs. Adna J. Fogg read a Paper on the same subject. — 
She also exhibited a facsimile of the Fogg Coat of Arms, 
which gave great interest to the company : 

Sir John Fogg: 

Prepared and Read by Mrs. Adnah J Fogg. 

Sir John Fogge, Privy Councillor, Treasurer, Comp- 
troller of the Household of King Edward IV. He was a 
personal friend and a connection by marriage to the King. 
His first wife, Alice Haute, being first cousin to the Queen, 
Lady Elizabeth Woodville. 

Sir John Fogge was Keeper of the Wardrobe to King 
Henry VI, in the last year of his reign ; and no doubt his 
change from the Red Rose of Lancaster to the White Rose 
of York, was due to his marriage connection with the 
Woodvilles, 

He must have played a conspicuous part in the stirring 
events of that distracted time ; such as the banishment of 
Lord Warwick and the Duke of Clarence, the expulsion of 
Edward IV and the restoration of Henry VI. 

His counsels, if not his personal services, doubtless 
assisted in the subsequent invasion of France, and the 
many curious negociations which ensued. 

How he escaped the fate of Lords Riveo, Hasting, Grey, 
and others, seems surprising ; for no time was lost by 
Richard IV, on becoming King, in the attainder of Sir 
John, and in dispersing him of all his possessions. — 
Perhaps he lay concealed or escaped abroad. Possibly he 
might have been amongst the two thousand followers of 
Henry, Earl of Richmond, (afterward Henry VII,) when 
he landed in England, or was one of those who played a 



FOGG FAMILY. SECOND REUNION. 33 

part in the Battle of Bosworth Field ; for the removal of 
the attainder, and the restoration of his estate occurred in 
the first year of the reign of Henry VII, who married 
Elisabeth, daughter of Edward IV, and second cousin to 
Sir John's wife. 

The remaining six years of his life were spent in peace- 
ful possession of his restored fortune ; and doubtless in 
setting his house in order, preparing for his departure, 
which occurred in 1499. 

Sir John Fogge was more than once Sheriff of Kent 
County. His benefactions to the town and church at 
Ashford, were numerous and valuable. He restored or 
rebuilt the bell tower ; enriched the church porch ; greatly 
adorned the high altar, and bestowed many jewels ; "all 
which, (as an inscription observes,) was manifest to the 
sight, and to be kept in remembrance by posterity, to the 
praise of the Lord." 

In order more effectually to perpetuate the devotional 
deeds of his life, he bequeathed to the town of Ashford, in 
trust, lands and houses, for the maintenance of the church 
and worship of God therein. 

He was buried beneath a handsome altar tomb, between 
the chancel and Fogge Chapel, which retained until 1644 
the greater portion of its original ornaments, consisting 
of brass eflfigies of himself and his two wives ; he being 
attired in rich plate armor, and decorated with the Yorkist 
collar of suns and roses, with the white lion of March 
attached. His head rested on his helmet which is adorned 
with mantling and crest. At his feet sits an Italian grey- 
hound. On either hand lie his two wives, their mantles 
fastened with roses ; at their feet crouches a dog. On one 
of the three sides of the tomb, which was enriched by 
panelling of Gothic arches, were three shields of Arms ; — 
that to the right bearing Valoignes, impaling Fogge. 
The shield had the arms of the first wife, Alice Haute ; 
and propably the third contained those of the second 
wife, Kuel. 

On the front of the tomb, the center ornament was an 
angel, supporting an inscription plate, within a circle of 
rose sapling sticks firmly bound together, to represent the 



34 FOGG FAMILY. SECOND RliUNlON. 

Stability of family unity. These were all destroyed in 
1644, excepting the helmet and crest. 

A humorous vocal solo was rendered by Clarence E. 
Fogg, of Newburyport. 

The Rev. John Blake Fogg, of Monmouth, Maine, 
continued the exercises with an Address : " Why should 
we Assist in Preparing a Genealogy." It was a blending 
of wit and eloquence ; and was a marked feature of the 
day's program. 

A Poem, written by W. LeRoy Fogg, of Portsmouth, 
N. H., was read by Louis R. Fogg, of the same city : 

Verses : 

Written by Walter l,eRoy Fogg, and read by L. Everett Fogg 

Of stern old stock is the clan of Fogg, 
Of sinew sure, like a maple log ; 
There's nothing brackish in the blood, — 
It runs like a deep, clear river's flood. 

Then what care we if sunbeams fail, 

And the rain beats down on the sloping shale ? 

Nor leaking skies nor sullen seas 

Can dull this good day's pleasantries. 

We meet in familywise once more, — 
The slap of the surf on Hampton's shore 
But echoes the happy songs we sing. 
For light hearts form our offering. 

Long matured is our family tree. 

Far down the years runs our pedigree ; 

A pedigree both long and strong, — 

Then where is the weather can stop our song ? 

Family pride has brought us here, — 
Our escutcheon is bright and clear ; 
All honor, then, to him who came 
Across, and planted here our name ! 



FOGG FAMILY. SECOND REUNION. 35 

All honor, again, to Samuel, Fogg, 
Who dared the waves like a bluff sea dog ! 
Unflinchingly faced the Ocean's frown 
And found his haven in Hampton town ! 

Then, the seabird's wild, weird song, 
Was undisturbed by the trolley gong ; 
Cottagers had not come and made 
Of Hampton Beach a long parade. 

Now, the tourists throng this way ; 

Autos whizz, musicians play ; 

Hum and clatter fill the air, — 

Modern life is everywhere. ^ ¥^^ *^r*r*r\ 

Could Samuel Fogg today be here 
And share with us this wholesome cheer, 
Methinks we'd note a great surprise 
Shine forth from out his honest eyes. 

And then a smile would wreathe his mouth, 
As he saw Foggs here from North and South, 
From East and West, in proud array, — 
And raising his hand to bless, he'd say : 

" May all with the good old name of I'ogg, 
Show the stuff that's in a maple log; 
Be it up hill, down, o'er dale or bog. 
Go through this world at a steady jog !" 

Next followed very interesting — 

Five Minutes Talks ; 

then one hundred and ninety-eight names were registered. 
Seven Letters were read from interested cousins who 
could not attend. 



36 FOGG FAMILY. 6ECOND REUNION. 

After various votep of thanks, the exercises closed with 
the familiar melody, — 

Blest be the tie that binds our hearts in mutual love. 



At the meeting the Rev. John B. Fogg, of Monmouth, 
Maine, exhibited the watch and the saddle bags of his 
grandfather, Rev. Caleb Fogg, who was born March 17, 
1762, and died September 6, 1839. 

The oldest attendant was. Jeremiah R. Fogg, of Ames- 
bury, Mass., born March 29. 1823. 



AUGUST 31, 1904. PORTLAND, MAINE. 



With bright skies overhead, and faces reflecting the 
cheerfulness of the day, the Third Meeting of the Fogg 
Family Association was held in Harneou's Hall, Portland, 
Maine, August 31, 1904. 

(G. R. Fogg, Skowhegan, Me., Sec. pro. tem.) 

The meeting was called to order, at eleven o'clock, by 
the President, the Rev. John Blake Fogg, of Monmouth, 
Maine. After the song of welcome, a prayer, touching 
and sincere in expression, was offered by him ; and then 
he proceeded to give the address of welcome : 

Address of Welcome. 

Rev. John Blake Fogg. 

I am informed by the program of the Fogg Family 
Association that I am to give an address of welcome : — 
Now I am more than pleased to meet you in this hall, and 
look once more on jour pleasant countenances. 

It has come to be a real custom of State, to now have 
the Old-home Week, when those who have gone out from 
the old family home, town, and state, return to the old 
homestead, to meet again relatives and friends around the 
hearthstones, and look again on the fields and forest 
where they spent their childhood days, and spend a few 
days visiting the spots dear to us. With what pleasure 
we remember the old school house, with long wooden 
benches for seats ; and the many scholars who sat on 
them in our youthful days ! 

And I welcome you to-day, as we have gathered in this 
hall, as one great family. After years of wandering out- 
side the old home circle, and located in many states and 
towns, we have gathered here to pass a pleasant hour, and 
to get better acquainted with our great family ; and in- 
quire somewhat into each others interest and welfare ; and 



38 FOGG FAMiUY. THIRD RKUNION. 

come into sympathy with each other in legitimate inter- 
ests ; and truly be one great family of brothers and sisters. 
May we make proper use of this hour, so that the mem- 
ory of it in after years will give us pleasant recollections. 

I welcome you to all the good things of this great 
country. You are here to properly enjoy them. Our 
fathers and mothers labored, toiled and suffered much 
that we should enjoy what we do today. The mighty 
forests have been laid low by the strong arm of the pioneer ; 
the log cabin has given place to the palatial mansion ; and 
with the improved machinery, labor has been reduced to 
a minimum. 

The produciions of this countryought to satisfy the 
most fastidious both of body and mind. Think of the 
enormous crops of wheat and corn, annnally produced in 
this land of ours ! almost enough to feed the population of 
the world. And in the Southern States, immense quan- 
tities of cotton are pioduced to supply the demands of our 
numerous cotton mills, which we find all over this land. 
From prairie states and mountain states of the West, come 
large quantities of wool to be manufactured into goods 
for mankind here and in other realms. 

Then each side of our land is washed by the waves of 
an ocean, — Atlantic and Pacific— and these oceans are 
one vast store house of food to feed our large population. 
And it costs nothing but the time and expense of catching 
and caring for the fish properly, to make the best of food 
for our millions. 

Now I have fed and clothed you ; the body has been 
well cared for ; but we have done nothing for the Mind, — 
the most valuable part of of our being : — 

Now, what are the requirements of the mind, and what 
does it need for proper improvement? It needs to be 
educated in the best manner possible. Where can this be 
found ? In most of the towns in this large country, an 
education can be procured, that will qualify anyone to do 
the business of the position which he may be called to fill, 
in any location in which he may reside. If he desire^ a 
better or more thorough education than he can get in the 
country towns, he can find all grades of schools near by, 
tip to old Harvard to graduate from. 



FOGG FAIVH1,Y. TIITRD RliUNiON. 39 

I welcome you to a land filled with all the modern 
improvements of this late age. We have in this country 
over two hundred thousand miles of railroad. It is like 
network, in all the States. The trolley cars you find 
almost everywhere, running from city to city, and from 
village to village ; a source of great convenience and 
comfort to every community, and helps much to expedite 
business. And you find the telegraph and telephone 
office in almost every town of any importance in a business 
line all over this land, 

Would time allow we could more minutely speak of the 
vast mineral wealth of this country. Gold, silver and 
coal are perhaps the most abundant ; and millions of men 
find employment working these extensive mines, located 
in many of the States of the Union. 

I welcome you to a Country with the best Government 
in this world. Mankind are the best protected in all their 
interests and well-being of any land the sun shines upon. 

I welcome you to a land of Religious Liberty! When 
the Pilgrim Fathers landed and offered a prayer to God, 
on Plymouth Rock, it almost seems as if God opened the 
portals of Heaven, and said to them : 

/ will give to yoii this Land, for a Paradise of Mail" s 
Freedom and Religious Liberty. 

O call it Holy Ground, 

The spot where first they trod ; 
They left unstained what there they found, — 

Freedom to Worship God ! 

We are on the stage, acting in the great Drama of Life. 
Let us act our part well and nobly. Do all that lies in 
your power to add to the happiness of your friends to-day. 
Even though it be but little, neglect it not. 

Do not wait until next month, or next week, or even 
until tomorrow, thinking you may be more able. They 
may not be here then. Though it be but a flower by the 
wayside, if it has beauty and fragrance, pluck it, and hand 
it to your fellow traveler ; for if you wait to do great 
things for thtm, they may have fallen from your side and 
disappeared before you have done aught to gladden their 
souls. The day is short, but there is time for good and 
mighty works in it, and if we would be happy we must 



40 FOGG FAMILY. THIRD RKUNION. 

gladden the present moments for another. There is a joy 
and a work in each moment. Seize it before it is too late, 
Happy fs the heart that at night can be conscious that the 
day was well-spent ; and that we have made some one 
happier, — and honored God ! 

— At the close of the Address of Welcome. Mrs. Ella 
Fogg Hasty, of Limerick, Maine, read the following 
original Poem ; 

Welcome of the Portland Pines. 

Composed and Read by Mrs. Ella Fogg Hasty. 
The Portland Pines by the calling sea, 
Messages bring to you and to me. 
Welcome, Welcome, — the Evergreens say, — 
Tossed by the wind of this August day, 
Hearts that are loyal, hearts that are true. 
Listen ! for we are akin to you. 
When pulses electric pass through the air, 
And the wind and the storm are everywhere. 
Our branches question the threatening sky, — 
Upward we reach, — and wait the reply ! 
Purple of morning, darkness of night, 
Give us measures of rest and delight. 
Through the summer's shine and winter's snow, 
We use all our gifts and higher grow. 
Kinship liveth not for itselj alone, — 
The soul that seeketh, shall find its own. 
From a dismal land of fog and rain, 
Where wind-gods strive by the raging main, — 
From Norman conquests, from England's leas, 
Our ancestors, from over the seas, 
Have brought a heritage, true and tried. 
— May it ever in our hearts abide ! 
Valor in war, — on the battlefield 
With Peradventure upon the shield, 
Just in all justice — love for the home — 
Brave to face danger, whate'er maj' come. 
Peradventure, we may sometime rise 
To see our dreams materialize — 
To learn that Art and Artist can 



FOGG FAMI1.Y. THIRD REUNION. 4I 

Idealize the world's rudest plan. 

Kinship's an artist, its lines we trace 

In every lineage of our race. 

Today, the Foggs have assembled here 

To greet their kindred and friends most dear ; 

To learn of the past — for the future plan — 

And all of the good (?) Fogg family scan ! 

Great wealth have some, and character too, 

The fortunes of others less plainly in view ; 

Philosophy, too, is much in our line, 

Its achievements are our countersign. 

The centuries live, yet the same race. 

Akin in character and face, — 

Youth with its hopes and age with its fears, — 

Pass in and out of the changing years. 

Shall our inheritance be in vain ? 

Shall we not strive, again and again, 

Through trials, aye failure, to fulfill 

The mandates of the Eternal Will ? 

Dark Norway Pines, on their rugged height, 
Companions of the storm and night. 
Teach us to lift, when the clouds arise, 
Our troubled hearts to the bending skies ; 
To seek that kinship, supreme and wise, 
That answers our prayers in His replies. 

Pines near the Casco, sing low, sing low, 
In minor chords, of the lyong Ago, 
Of dreams that fade, of hopes that die, 
And loved ones lost as the years go by, 
Possibilities, that lead us on 
Till the quest is o'er, the life-work done ! 
Is kinship harmony, near and far ? 
It takes its chords from the Morning Star. 
So messages come to you and me 
From the Portland pines, by the calling sea, 
As hand clasps hand we unitedly 
Welcome, welcome the Fogg Family. 



42 FOGG FAMILY. THIRD REUNION, 

The Poem of Mrs. Hasty left a pleasant impression ; 
and addresses followed by members of the Association. 
George Orland Fogg, of Boston, spoke of the great family : 

Our Family Record. 

George Orland Fogg. 

It is not an easy task to prepare an address for an 
occasion like this, where of course much is expected, 
while no hint has been given as to the line of thought 
desired. 

Oratory has but little place in the history of our family; 
and the simple facts of its career, furnish but scant ma- 
terial for interesting discussion. Even such history as is 
available and pertinent, has been assigned to abler 
speakers, and there is left for me such discoursive gener- 
alities as may present themselves. 

Our family can hardly boast of a conspicuous record : 
We are an unostentatious, common-place people, with 
about the general New England average of representatives 
in the learned professions. No great single names over- 
shadow us and irritate us with incentives to live up to 
their standard. We can boa«st of no multi-millionaires or 
trust magnates ; and we are not called on to blush for any 
conspicuous criminals, who have been convicted. So far 
as I know, none of us have been in jail, and none of us 
are under indictment. 

I am not certain but our family name is as well known, 
the world over, not for its real members, but through the 
imaginary adventures of that Yankee philosopher and 
scientist, Phineas I'ogg, who was created by that daring 
romancer, Jules Verne. 

Our record of mediocrity, however, will free us from the 
familiar slur upon those who boast unduly of distinguished 
ancestry, — that all that is good of us is like a potato crop, 
under ground. 

It is something, however, to represent a family that has 
grown up for a quarter of a millenium on the soil of New 
England ; and under the pure influences of its domestic 
life and civic surroundings. Even the harshness of creed 
and the strictness of family government of the olden days, 



FOOG FAMII,Y. THIRD RKUNlON. 43 

are not to be condemned nor lamented; for if we study 
them closely and trace their effect, wt shall see how their 
limitations gave strength, prudence, reverence and truth 
to later generations. 

We have cause for thankfulness that the prepotency of 
these virtues is still so fully manifested ; for by this alone 
can the present and the coming generations hope to with- 
stand and escape the influence of that moral laxity and 
indifference to the highest standards of life, that seem to 
be dominant factors in modern life. We hear much now 
of the sceptre of influence passing from New England; 
and that we who remain here must submit to the broad 
ideas and modern modes of thought and action, which 
control the newer sections of our great and growing 
country. But we need not fear. We know that in spite 
of the bluster and dogmatism which derides New England, 
the agencies and influences which have shaped and con- 
trolled the best and most potent thought of the whole 
country, had their birth and development amid our own 
surroundings, and by their own force have dominated and 
are still dominating the great States which lie towards 
the setting sun. 

It should be our charge to keep this, the fountain of 
good morals and good government, pure. In no other 
way can we hope to influence and elevate the composite 
populations ol those greater States, who, unfortunately for 
them and for the Country, are in need of teaching and 
example along the lines which have from the first con- 
trolled and blessed the people of New England. 

As I look about me today, and see the representatives 
of this sturdy New England family, I am thinking of two 
words, which have within the year come into common use 
and constant thought ; and curiously enough, both have 
come from a single source : the President of the United 
States : — Strenuous and Race Suicide. 

Whatever our political faith, and however we intend to 
vote next November, we will all, I think, agree that a 
man who in a single year, thrusts upon the channels of 
popular thought, throughout a great nation, two ideas, is 
himself a man of power. 



44 FOGG FAMILY. THIRD REUNION. 

The word strenuoiis, has been in the Dictionary for 
generations ; but it is safe to say that it has been used 
oftener during the last twelve months than during the past 
fifty years. You know what it signifies. — activity, vigor, 
energy, eagerness, ardent, bold, zealous. Is it not worthy 
of compliment and consideration that in these days of 
indifference and laxity in almost all the walks of life, 
except that of the money-getter, this word and all that it 
embodies should receive as it were a new birth, and come 
into our lives as a factor in bringing us life and action. 

And the President's other word, — race suicide! He cer- 
tainly forgot the good old New England habit of large 
families, apd the prolific qualities of modern immigrants, 
if he meant to include in his reprehension the people at 
large. It is probably true, and perhaps it is just as well, 
that the frivolous devotees of modern fashion can be con- 
victed under his indictment. Their habits and methods 
certainly are not conducive to domestic life, aad their 
tastes and desires run in too selfish grooves to admit of 
any care for posterity. 

It is one of the late Henr)' Drummond's most earnest 
contentions, that the earliest created germ of animal life 
had in it, besides the instinct of self preservation, that of 
care for others. The two primary life processes, he teaches 
us, are nutrition and reproduction ; and on these the whole 
fabric of human society is ba&ed. One is entirely self- 
regarding, but the other has within its scope and potency, 
all the joys and sacrifices of parenthood, domestic life and 
philanthropy. In short it is the germ from which has 
come all human advancement, and from which will come, 
in God's good time, that which shall recreate and perfect 
in the whole human race. 

With this great, grand idea in mind, it is not strange 
that the President should feel called upon to speak an 
earnest word in behalf of harmony with God's purposes in 
creation, and in condemnation of a social system which, 
based entirely upon selfishness, is a clear violation of 
nature's laws, which are God's laws, and so far as it is 
promoted is a check on the onward and upward march of 
humanity. 

We of New England did not need either the inspiration 



FOGG PAMI1.Y. THIRD REUNION. 45 

of his first word, nor the warning of his second. In fact 
the New England type is the strenuous one, as proved by 
her sons in the days of the old merchant and whaling 
marine, before steam was harnessed to do men's work, on 
the battlefield and in the subduing of the great wilder- 
nesses of the West, until they were fitted for the habitation 
of a less strenuous race. Good sized families are char- 
acteristic of our old New England stock ; and such families 
reared and taught to reverence and imitate the typical 
New England virtues are the salt of the earth ; and by 
them, and such as they, is the nation to be strengthened 
and saved. 

With the opening of the new Century we enter upon an 
era of inestimable opportunities. The forces of nature are 
coming more and more under human control. We live 
longer and do more in a month than our fathers did in a 
year. We are proud of the present and ambitious for the 
future. Let us take thought, however, lest we forget ! 
With all these privileges and opportunities come new 
duties and obligations. No man liveth to himself alone, 
— and this was never so true as today. 

Personal Infltience, rather than Preaching or Printing, is 
the Power that is to control the World for the coming 
centuries. 

We who have so grand a heritage of noble traditions, 
and the beneficent influence of heredity and environment, 
cannot afford to fail in making our own impress upon our 
time : not necessarily by great deeds, — for, are we not 
told, that the single mite of the poor widow, had weight 
above that of many greater sums in the Temple treasury. 

One of the most interesting features of the Reunion, 
was the Paper of Dr. J. L. M. Willis, of Eliot, Maine : — 

Daniel Foog, (second son of Samuel Fogg, the first,) 
and his descendants. 

Dr. Willis is a direct descendant, and resides on the an- 
cient Fogg estate in Eliot. His paper, purely historical, 
gave a clear account of the early days of this branch of the 
early family : — {next page.) 



46 FUGG FAMI1.Y. THIRD REUNION. 

Daniel Fogg, of Eliot, Maine, 

Second Son of Samuel the fi^'st, of Hampton^ N. H. 

J. L. M. WII.I.IS, M. D. 

Before speaking of Daniel Fogg, you will pardon me if 
I ask you to glance with me a moment at some of his 
ancestors : 

We live so much in the present, the passing hours are 
so thoroughly saturated with interests and duties, that a 
glance at the yesterdays seems an impossibility ; espec- 
ially if that yesterday reaches back eight hundred years ! 

Our family name, Fogg, first appears on records shortly 
after the Norman Conquest ; the Foggs were then among 
the dwellers of Lancashire, England. A little later we 
find them in Kent. 

The Kent county name, came into prominence three 
centuries later. In the attractive Ashford town, not iar 
from Wales, and fifty-four miles from London, there lived 
John Fogg, who had the prefix. Sir; and, belter still, had 
the clear vision of the value of the parchments or books of 
his day ; and also a knowledge of them. He made this 
mental perception to become perceptible fact, by founding 
a College. 

It was not a day when mental culture was easily attain- 
able, or much sought, — in that year bordering on the date 
when Columbus discovered our America. But with Sir 
John, it was the new thought era of that far back yester- 
day. Sir John evidently caught the gleam of a coming 
day ; and immortalized his name by opening doors for the 
evolution of young men's brains. 

Three generations of Ashford Foggs, all titled Sir, can 
be traced ; then the name ceases in the tovvn of Ashford. 

We do not have proof that we of New England are of 
Ashford descent, yet we find the emigrant, Samuel Fogg, 
in Hampton, N. H., in 1638, and tradition says he came 
from Wales, the near neighbor of Ashford. 

Besides this proximity of early English homes, the 
descendants of our Hampton Samuel seem in close sem- 
blance to the Sir John and Sir Francis of Old England. 
Our New England has a Fogg-endowed Academy, ( Ber- 



FOGG FAIVIII,Y. THIRD RKUNlON. 47 

wick,) and a Fogg Public Library, also, a Fogg Art 
Museum at Harvard College. Besides, our own little 
town, Eliot, is to have a Fogg Memorial Library. The 
gifted chronologist, William Fogg V, has a name that 
will be perpetuated a.s long as people have any interest in 
records of families of old, old Kittery, — the corner stone of 
Maine history. (William Fogg V, was one of our earliest 
and most complete Maine genealogists and historians.) 
Such names as these seem like the evolved characters of 
the early English and Welsh names. 

The Foggs, too, have another strong characteristic, — a 
love for pleasant places. When Samuel the first, (who 
was our own progenitor,) came to New England, in 1638, 
Hampton was his chosen home. It is one of the towns of 
natural beauty. We are not surprised that he established 
a home and gathered children and grandchildren about 
him in that attractive center. 

It is to this Samuel, our early grandfather, that we 
shall first glance ; and then follow, if we can, the foot- 
steps of his son, who migrated from Hampton. 

Samuel was evidently but a youth when he landed on 
our shores, in 1638. He did not marry for fourteen years. 
Then, on the tenth month, 12th day, 1652, he was united 
with Anne Shaw, of the town of Hampton. They were 
parents of four sons and one daughter. Two of the sons 
died in infancy. 

Their youngest child was Daniel II, laier of old Eliot 
town. When he was but a babe, his mother died. And 
Mary Page, (also of Hampton,) was the second wife, and 
the stepmother of the three surviving children of Samuel. 
She became the mother of two more sons and a daughter. 

One singularity of this earliest Fogg family is their 
great age : — 

Samuel, the firstborn, and his father's namesake, lived 
to be one hundred and seven years old; 

Daniel, who was eventually engrafted into Eliot stock 
and life, reached ninety-five years ; 

James, the second wife's son, died in his ninetieth year. 
It was evidently wholsome blood. 



48 FOGG FAMILY. THIRD REUNION. 

It is of Daniel II, — the youngest son of Samuel and 
Anne (Shaw,) that I am particularly to speak today : 

He was left fatherless when he was twelve years old ; 
and a great change came to his boy life. Soon after his 
father died, he was sent to Portsmouth, and learned the 
Blacksmith's trade ; a trade of different scope then from 
now ; for even a shingle nail was the fruit of the black- 
smith's anvil. 

When he became of age, he chose Scarboro as his home ; 
and he found most congenial associates, for the Libbey's 
lived there, — a family of firmest character and solid worth, 
and eventually Hannah Libbey became his wife. 

Substantial character and life, however, did not ensure 
permanency of comfort and home. It must have been a 
wretched existence in that day when people of a town had 
to huddle together in one house at night, and keep a 
loaded gun within grasp by day. 

In 1690 came the dreaded attack, that caused Daniel II 
and Hannah his wife, and the two firstborn children, to 
flee to Portsmouth. 

As late as 1722, September 15 and 17, Military Officers 
and the Selectmen held a meeting to see what houses 
should be " Defencible in Kittery," by " Virtue of an Act 
of ye Government;" and one of these houses was Mr. 
John Rogers', near Green Acre, (Long Reach,) Eliot. 
And all the families along the river, from Mr. Rogers "to 
Daniel Fogg, Jun'r, Inclusively, Lodge therein." 

Daniel Fogg had rather a lone^ome new home in Ports- 
mouth, when he fled thither, though one of exceeding 
beauty. There is a tradition that he was located oa a 
Portsmouth island, in the midst of the mile-wide Piscata- 
qua. The broad world could not have given a more 
picturesque home. Five of his nine children were born in 
this family nest. 

But in 1699, a new plan was projected. The matter 
was discussed, and the decision was reached, that once 
more the Foggs and the Libbeys and others should live 
side by side. And they chose the lands in Eliot, that are 
yet held in the names of their descendants, — two hundred 
years of continuous ownership ! It seemed, doubtless. 



FOGG FAMII.Y. THIRD REUNION. 49 

to both families, like beginning life anew. This new life 
was on lands that for convenience, as well as beauty could 
hardly be excelled. 

The Scarboro house he gave in later days to his son, 
John III ; and the father said he gave it to John, "In con- 
sideration of ye Parental Affection which I have towards 
my well beloved Son." 

We are interested to gather from records the description 
of this Scarboro home and estate : 

" Six Acres, of Land, more or less, as it was granted to 
me by ye Select Men of Scarborough, on ye 21st day of 
Feb'ry, 1683, lying near the Meeting House ; thirty-six 
Acres, more or less, lying at a Place called the Beaver 
Damm, granted me by the select men of Scarborough, 
aforesd, on ye fifth day of Feb'ry, 1684. One Island of 
Marsh, in Scarborough afores'd, lying aboveCasco Bridge, 
so called, containing about half an Acre, granted me by 
ye Select men of Scarborough, on ye 4th day of May, 1685; 
Twelve Acres of Marsh, lying above ye clay pits, so called, 
adjoining to Thomas Larraby's Marsh, granted me by the 
Proprietors of Scarborough, aforesd. And laid out and 
bounded by the Lot layers, on ye 27th day of June, 1720 ; 
the said grant bears date ye 22ud Day of the same June." 

The purchased lands of Daniel II, in Kliot, were on 
what we now term The Old Road, and at its very begin- 
ning, or entrance. It was an ancient Indian trail, and 
probably the most ancient white man's path in Maine. 
To the ^trange^ of today, entering Eliot on an electric,, if 
he leaves the car at Fogg House, the present home of the 
William Fogg Library, he will step at once into the 
Old Road, which runs directly through the Daniel Fogg 
estate ; and a five minutes' walk will bring him to the 
site of the Daniel Fogg home. The old house and hearth- 
stone long since departed ; but the outline of the cellar is 
discernable. 

Let us open the gate, walk through the summer grass ; 
we near the brook that runs into Fogg's Cove ; and here, 
on the left is the cellar. The name of the Cove has been 
changed. It has been Nutter's Cove ; and when Horace 
Parker, the schoolmaster, married into the Fogg family, 



50 FOGG FAMILY. THIRD RiiUNlON. 

it became Parker's Cove. But to this hour, if one calls 
it Fogg Cove, it is understood. 

Daniel Fogg had his eye on family conveniences ; for 
there are several springs near by, and neither wife nor 
child should thirst for "clear, bright, sparkling water," 
even if the winter cellar was supplied with the Puritan 
cider barrels. 

But, more beautiful than all, was the outstretch of the 
Piscataqua, in full view of his western windows. The 
winter winds might sweep up the broad stream, — nor 
wind, nor storm could change the attraction of the wide 
and wonderful view of river, a mile in width and never 
frozen over. It was the same with the Libbey homestead, 
— the father and mother of Hannah Fogg ; it doubtless 
came to their Puritan minds, like a picture of the " River 
of the Water of Life." 

And the family enjoyed the domestic help the river 
afforded ; for it was rich fishing and hunting ground. 
The wild ducks came up the river in vast numbers; it 
was a famous deer place ; (and roasted ducks and venison 
are still most eatable luxuries ) Fish were caught by 
lines, nets and seines. The old-time seining would be a 
novelty now. To this hour the memories or traditions of 
the old fishing canoes have not faded. We can, in imag- 
ination, see them take the body of a massive tree, peel the 
bark, and, when dry, hew and dig at the solid wood ; and 
queer indeed, after the Indian fashion, set the center 
aflame, that the fire might gnaw away at the center of the 
log ; and when the great lengthy fragment of the pine was 
made as hollow as a bucket, then it was smoothed and 
seated ; and the dug-out was the fishing boat and the con- 
veyance of travel. They sailed from Long Reach to 
Portsmouth, or to lower Kittery, up to Dover or Old 
Quamphegan, in this old-time canoe. 

But the history of Daniel Fogg's Eliot land, must not 
be omitted. It has a story, and blends some of the wisest 
and the best of Eliot's earliest names : 

The Eliot home of Daniel dates from the i8th of Decem- 
ber, 1699, the date of the deed. It is styled : 

" A certain tract of Land, Sciiuate and Lying at a 



FOGG FAMII,Y. THIRD RBUNiON. 5I 

certain place Commonly Called and Known by the name 
of Mr. Knowles his Purchase." 

Knowles was the Dover minister, and became lonesome, 
or weary, and went to the old England home ; and his 
" Purchase" was returned to the control and possession of 
Massachusetts. 

The next proprietor was Major Thomas Clark, "mer- 
chant of Boston." Major Clark died very soon after 
possessing this land on the L,ong Reach, and the estate 
fell to his co-htirs, who are called : — 

" Co-heirs, — Mehitable Warren, widow, and Elisha 
Hutchinson, Esq., and Elisabeth, his wife, of Boston." 

And of these "co-heirs" was it purchased by Daniel 
Fogg, and four others, for "ye summ of three hund- 
pounds, currant money." 

In 1682, this stretch of territory was surveyed, and laid 
out "by the allowance of Massachusetts," and recorded as 
"240 rod in breadth, between Watts ffort and ffranks ffort, 
running towards York five hundred and eighty rods 
northeast and by East, and containing 870 acres in ye 
whole, (reserving out of this sale Thirty Acres xx in ye 
Possession of Joshua Downing." 

These acres were "conveyed and confirmed" unto and 
became the homes of Daniel Fogg and his friends, — the 
names recorded in the following order : 

Joseph Hammond, Esq., David Libbey, Matthew Libbey 
Daniel Fogg, (ffogg,) Stephen Tobey. 

The division of the Long Reach land of these five new 
citizens of Eliot, or, as the deed calls it, the "Knolles 
Purchase," occurred March 21, 1700, with their "mutual 
agreement," — no arguments, no dissents. 

" Said Hammond is to have his part on ye North west 
side of sd tract of land ; 

and Daniel fiogg next to sd Hammond ; 

and Matthew Libbey next to sd ffogg ; 

and David Libbey and Stephen Tobey next to sd David 
Libbey, being ye Lower most or Southeast side of sd tract 
or parcel of Land xx ; 

Joseph Hammond, Eighty and eight poles of sd Land 
in breadth, and to run ye whole Length of sd tract ; xx 



52 FOGG FAMILY. THIRD REUNION. 

and ye other four men are to have thirty-eight poles 
apiece, their lands with the exception of Hammonds, 
butting upon ye Main river." 

Hammond had one-third part of the purchase of this 
land between Watts and Franks Forts ; and he was pre- 
vented from reaching the river by the ownership of thirty 
acres by Joshua Downing. The said Downing received 
these acres, at the date of his marriage, from Dennis 
Downing, his father. It was the home of Dennis as 
early as 1652. 

Joseph Hammond also owned territory now familiarly 
called Green Acre, on the Long Reach, and his posses- 
sions are still in the Hammond name. This Knowles 
purchase was long known on record as " The Bay Lands." 

On the beautiful Long Reach of the Piscataqua, was 
the home of our first Eliot ancestor. The very lands over 
which his descendants walk to-day, were once his own 
footpaths. Here two of his sons built their homes : — 

Joseph Fogg III, son of Daniel II, married Sarah Hill, 
and built, on his father's lands, a house near that now 
possessed by Joseph Kennard — opposite the William Fogg 
house, now (1904) the Library. 

Daniel Fogg III, son of Daniel II, built the home now 
possessed by myself ; and when he decided to move to 
Scarboro, his brother James took possession of the home 
he had erected on his father's farm. 

John IV, son of Daniel III, grandson of Daniel II, lived 
next beneath the sheltering roof. Then came the children 
of John IV, names yet remembered by the aged : — 

There were John V, and his wife, Mary (Staples,) and 
William V, of whom we have already spoken ; and of 
whom we again repeat that he will be remembered and 
his name spoken as long as people are interested to trace 
Eliot and Kittery genealogies ; for his tireless intellect, 
his love for the history, the names and localities, his 
complete familiarity with long lines of pedigree, will keep 
his printed records in constant use. 

William Fogg V, and his brother John V, lived upon 
and owned the original and undiminished farm of Daniel II 
of Eliot. John lived in his grandfather's house, (now 



FOGG FAMHY. THIRD REUNION. 53 

Dr. Willis's,) and William built himself a home which is 
the most historic of the later Eliot mansions. 

But we must return again to the Daniel Fogg II, who 
was the first of the name to settle on the Long Reach ; for 
there are pleasantly retold traditions of this early home 
of our name. We use the word Pleasant. Perhaps all the 
old-time memories could hardly respond to that expression 
for he lived in a day often clouded with uncertainty 
and fear. 

Daniel II was evidently a man of fine physique and of 
strong personality. Aged people have told us traditions 
that he was six feet, one inch in height ; with a face and 
voice that had immediate Influence. The tradition goes 
farther, and asserts that he was a noticeably handsome 
man. This strong personality brought him into the 
public duties of the town. His name appears in the lists 
of various public officers. 

It has been the same, too, of others in succeeding gener- 
ations.' It is rarely that we find a Town Meeting, that 
did not include in the official lists the name of Fogg. 
They have been of the peculiar mentality that naturally 
suggests them for public responsibilities ; and, like Dan- 
iel II, have been sought for consultation and advice. 
And the review of two centuries reveals the fact that 
Daniel led forth a family line which has had peculiar 
recognition of the needful and the progressive in the pass- 
ing years. 

We find in the religious thought of his day that he was 
a leader. In 1721, June 22, he was one of seven men who 
united to organize, or as they termed it, to be "incorpora- 
ted as a Church." The names in their written order were : 
John Rogers, Joseph Hammond, Samuel Hill, Nicholas 
Shapleigh, Stephen Tobey, Daniel Fogg, James Staples. 
Nearly or quite every home of these men was on or near 
the banks of the Piscataqua. We gather from the record 
the manner of this "incorporation :" — 

The day was announced as a " Special Fast." The 
Rev. Nathaniel Rogers came across the ferry from Ports- 
mouth ; Mr. Newmarch, the Kittery pastor, preached ; 
the Rev. William Shurtliff concluded with prayer, which 



54 FOGG FAMlt,Y. THIRD RliUNlON. 

was probably as long as the sermon. 

This service was held in the little Meeting House, on 
Long Reach, now a part of the homestead of William 
Remick. Then the three ministers went to the Rev. John 
Rogers' house, — the Pastor-elect. With them assembled 
the seven men. A confession of faith was read to them, 
and when each had spoken an assent, the Rev. Nathaniel 
Rogers, of Portsmouth prayed. As he uttered the Amen, 
the Church was declared — " Incorporated." 

The females of the new Parish were received into 
communion on the following Sabbaths. 

But it was not always the quiet of Fast Day worship. 
There are traditions of fear in the Fogg family, — an ugly 
and determined Indian attack on the Fogg homestead. 
The Joseph Hammond house was the resort at night ; and 
later, the John Rogers (farmer,) house. It was appointed 
by town authorities that the Libbeys, Foggs and Tobeys 
should all shelter themselves in these Hammond and 
Rogers houses ; and port holes were made under the eaves, 
and even a palisade surrounded the Hammond shelter for 
a season. 

But one day in the broadest, brightest sunshine, the 
Foggs discovered the dreadful and unmerciful enemy at 
their very doors ! It was a moment of terror, but a mo- 
ment that m'lst be faced : Madame Fogg at the instant 
bolted the doors, or barred them, as the style and custom 
then was. She and her children asseited themselves, 
giving commands, and pointing guns, as if a score were 
within, ready to scatter shots and bullets at any moment. 

The Libbeys, close-at-hand neighbors, soon scented the 
condition of things, and aided in a way that makes us 
smile They were devoting the hour to transforming 
grease into old-fashioned soft soap ; and the Indians were 
not over and above delighted to find themselves spattered 
with boiling grease, direct from the kettle. They con- 
cluded to depart without the desired "spoils of war." 

This tradition of the Indian attack, and the effort to 
become possessed of household desires, confirms itself by 
Indian relics which we have found in the vicinity of the 



FOGG FAMI1,Y. THIRD RBUNlON. 55 

early house, — the tomahawk, the arrows, the sinkers, have 
been now and again unearthed — traces of vigorous effort 
at" some time. If these relics of savage warfare only had 
voices ! but, silence is sometimes speech. 

As the Libbey home adjoined the Daniel Fogg house, 
and as Hannah I^ibbey became Mrs. Daniel Fogg, we may 
tell another tradition, which has more of the smile than 
the terror : — 

One of the Tobeyt> rode up to the L,ibbey house on horse- 
back. Without dismounting, he rapped with his whip- 
handle on the front door. He was not heard by any of 
the family; so he reached to the bobbin latch, and, pulling 
the string, the old-time door swung open, and Tobey, with 
the dignity of a General, but with a suppressed laugh, 
rode through the old-time hall, and out of the rear door 
into the kitchen yard, where he discovered and surprised 
the indwellers, and delivered to them his errand. 

That old, old Fogg Home ! We wish a sketch of it had 
been saved. But our early grandfathers and grandmothers 
never thought of pencilled memories, and it is doubtful if 
pencils were an acquaintance then. It would seem odd 
architecture today, with its great brick oven, out in the 
yard. 

An aged relative who remembered the first Fogg home 
in Eliot, lold us that it was a two story front, with upper 
windows close under the eaves ; and in the rear was the 
steep roof, sliding down to the very door. Quaint as it 
would be to ut. if it still existed, it sheltered a worthy 
household, and the old hearthstone voices echo yet. 

And when we think of its later children who bore the 
name of Fogg, and the veritable traits and disposition, 
bestowing rich legacies on academies, colleges and towns, 
which honor their names and magnify their gifts, we again 
turn back to that First Eliot Fogg House, and a whole- 
some respect floats over us ; and we are glad that — 
The Old Road of Eliot, takes us to the summer fields 
and the cultivated lands of one who could add such 
strength of character and purpose to eight successive 



56 FOGG FAMILY. THIRD REUNION. 

generations. We are glad of the retrospect ; glad of our 
name and its influence. 

We are glad, too, that Daniel Fogg's Grave is yet pointed 
out, and that the old slate headstone bears his name : for 
even the knowledge of his grave makes him a character 
still real and his life an actuality. 



The record of the previous meeting was read by G. R. 
Fogg, Skowhegan, Maine, Sec. pro. tem. 

The report of Mrs. Adnah J. Fogg, of Boston, Treasurer, 
showed the Association out of debt. 

Letters of regret were received from many sections of 
the country ; showing that the name and influence of our 
original Samuel Fogg, have reached all points of our fair 
America. 

The Poem, "The Soliloquy of the Chair," was received 
with hearty cheerfulness. It was written by Mrs. C. W. 
Fogg, aged seventy-seven years ; widow of John Sher- 
burne Fogg, who was the grandson of Dr. Seth Fogg. 

The chair is more than one hundred years old. It was 
the property of Dr. Seth Fogg, born at Epping, N. H., 
resided at Knfield, N. H. and later removed to Garland, 
Maine. It is now in possession of Donald Fogg, of Colton, 
California, grandson of John Sherburne Fogg. 

Soliloquy of the "Old Arm Chair." 

By Mrsr C. W, Fogg, aged 77 years. 
When I was young and strong and fair, 
I was a Doctor's Ofiice Chair ; 
Full many years I served him well. 
In Hampshire state and Maine as well. 
And when his sands of life were run. 
He gave me to his younger son ; 
And when that son did win a bride, 
They took me to their own fireside, 
Where I, in state, sat many years 
A witness to their hopes and fears ; 
And when his work on earth was done, 



FOGG FAMI1,Y. THIRD REUNION. 57 

He left me to his, younger son, — 

California is now his home, 

Where I with them from Maine did come. 

One hundred years has made me old. 

And soon my aged arms I'll fold ; 

I know he'll treat me with much care 

For I'm his own grandfather's Chair. 

Just one more Fogg is now the heir, 

To his own great grandfather's Chair. 

Should he have sons and daughters fair, 

I know they'll prize the Old Arm Chair! 

Greetings to all Foggs everywhere, — 
And farewell from the Old Arm Chair. 

Rev. John B. Fogg, next called the attention of the 
Association to three generations of sturdy Foggs, — show- 
ing clearly that, physically, the Foggs are not degenerat- 
ing ; the youngest, nineteen years of age, weighing two 
hundred and ten pounds ! 

The descendants of Seth Fogg sang America ; and 
then came the — 

Election of Officers : 
Honorary President : John E. Fogg, Monmouth, Maine. 
President : Elmer H. Fogg, Hartford, Conn. 
Vice Pres.: Henry M. Fogg, Lowell, Mass. 

Gridley R. Fogg, Skowhegan, Maine. 
Samuel Fogg, Beverly, Mass. 
Secretary and Treas. Mrs. Adnah J. Fogg, Boston. 
Executive Committee : 

Frank A. Fogg, Laconia, N. H. 
George Osgood, Kensington, N, H. 
Edward H. Fogg, Manchester, N. H. 
Adnah J. Fogg, Boston, Mass. 
Henry M. Fogg, Eowell, Mass. 
George O. Fogg, Boston, Mass. 
Dr. A. S. Fogg, Norwood, Mass. 
Dr. F. S. Fogg, Roxbury, Mass. 

At one o'clock, adjourned for dinner, at West End 
Hotel. 



58 FOGG FAMIt,Y, THIRD REUNION. 

The afternoon session was called to order at three o'clk. 
forty-five minutes : 

Mrs. Adnah J. Fogg exhibited pictures of lyady Kath- 
arine Parr, who died in 1548. Queen consort of Henry 8.; 

Of Queen Katharine's great grandfather, Sir Thomas 
Fogg, who died, 1512; 

And of Katharine's great, great grandfather. Sir John 
Fogg, who died in 1490. 

These pictures were accompanied by most interesting 
descriptions. 

Mrs. Fogg also prepared and read the following brief 
Paper : 

Katharine Parr, Fogg Descent. 

Ortho Fogge came to Kent County, England, about 
1272, and his grandson. Sir Francis Fogge, married L^dy 
Joan de Valoyneb, of Repton ; and their son. Sir Thomas 
Fogge, married Ann, Countess of Joyeaux, in Normandy. 
Their son, Sir Thomas Fogge, married Lady Joan, daugh- 
ter of Sir Stephen de Valence. Their son, Sir Willian 

Fogg, married , daughter and heir of Septvaus of 

Ash. His son. Sir John Fogge, married first, Lady Alice 
Haute, daughter of Sir William and Joan Woodville, who 
was aunt to Elisabeth Woodville. wife of Edward IV. 
Sir John Fogge married 2nd, a Croil or Kriel. Their son. 
Sir Thomas Fogge, married Lady Elinor Brown. Their 
daughter, Lady Jane Foggt, married Sir Thomas Green. 
Their daughter. Lady Maud Green, married Sir Thomas 
Parr, and their daughter. Lady Katharine Parr, married 

First, Lord Edward Burgh ; 

Second, Lord (John Neville) Latimer; 

Third, Henry VIII, of England. 

Fourth, Lord Thomas Seymour. 

Letters, — written one hundred years ago, — by Major 
Jeremiah Fogg, of Kensington, N. H., were next exhib- 
ited. One of them was read; and expressed his views of 
the Louisiana purchase of that date. 



FOGG FAMILY. THIRD REUNION. 59 

A vote of thanks was extended to George E. Fogg, of 
Greene, Maine, for providing for the day's entertainment. 

The oldest person present, was H. H. Fogg, of Bangor, 
Maine. 

A suggestion was made by Rev. John B. Fogg, that a 
memorial service be held for those who should depart 
during the year. 

A solo was rendered by A. M. Fogg, of Hebron, Maine, 
— received with hearty applause. Miss Winifred Robin- 
son, of Hartford, played the accompaniment. 

The meeting adjourned ; and all felt that the "tie that 
binds," had become more enduring. 



^000 ^fanttlg, ^onxil) T^mnxm. 

AMERICAN HOUSE, BOSTON, MASS. 
August 31, — September i, 1905. 



Elmer Harris Fogg, Hartford, Conn., the President, 
in the chair. 

Henry M. Fogg, IvOwell, Mass. Secretary pro tem. 

The Association sang the pleasantly familiar hymn : — 
Blest be the tie that binds, 
and it was followed by prayer, by Rev. Edward Quincy 
Osgood, of Brattleboro, Vermont. 

The President's opening Address was very appropriate ; 

The •• Hearty Welcome." 

Elmer Harris Fogg. 

Brothers, sisters, kinsmen, and every mtmber of the two 
tribes of Samuel Fogg, I heartily welcome you to almost 
the very spot where our forefathers first set foot on Ameri- 
can soil, two hundred and seventy-five years ago. I wel- 
come you to the city of Boston, ^the city made famous 
throughout the world, as being the home of many of the 
great men of America. 

It is here that men and women have thought, and 
carrying their thoughts into action, have benefited every 
American citizen. Here is Fanuel Hall, the Cradle of 
Liberty, where so many have met and listened to the stir- 
ring words of patriotism, that filled breasts with zeal and 
courage. The old State House, too, named by John Adams 
The Birth-place of Independence, which so forcibly brings to 
our mind such names as Adams, Hancock, Otis, and 
others who sat in its council chambers, and guided not 
only the affairs of this commonwealth, but those of our 
nation. There are other places. — the old North Church, 
old South Church, and many others that I will not stop to 
mention, that are of great interest to all America loving 
people. 

I welcome you to the City about which a noted English- 



62 FOGG FAMILY. FOURTH REUNION. 

man was once asked : " What is the most noted of all you 
have seen in Boston ?" His quick reply was : The Women. 
I cannot personally vouch for the truth of this ; but I am 
told on reliable authority, that no city in America can 
boast of having more women of great and noble characters 
than Boston. 

And not the least among them is our beloved sister, 
Mrs. Adna J. Fogg, who has labored incessantly, search- 
ing and researching through all the history of Samuel and 
Anne (Shaw) Fogg, and Samuel and Mary (Page) Fogg, 
and their children and their children's children, even unto 
the ninth and tenth generations. Surely Mrs. Fogg has 
been a great benefactress to the whole Fogg Family 
throughout America ; and we are here today to encourage 
her in the work of the Genealogy of this great family, and 
to assist her all we can. 

I welcome you to this Hall, where so many of us have 
gathered today to get better acquainted one with the 
other, and to talk of the happenings of earlier days. As 
we remember those of our forefathers who have dared to 
face any emergency, and have been willing to live for 
others, and even sacrifice their lives, if need be, in order 
that we, and all who live within the borders ol our beloved 
country, might enjoy its many privileges, it seems to me 
that every one of us ought to rejoice because of the great 
inheritance. There is not one of us but has inherited 
much, not silver or gold, but something far better and 
more valuable, — namely, life and liberty; liberty of con- 
science and spirit ; and the most beautiful country in the 
world in which to exercise this liberty. 

Think of the opportunities that lie before every one of 
us. Opportunities such as no other people in the world 
enjoy, When we look out upon the beautiful forests, with 
all their verdure, and behold that which sheltered us, and 
the fields that clothe and teed us, and though we travel 
thousands of miles north, east, south or west, we see 
nothing but that which ministers to the wants of man, — 
we must in onr inmost soul exclaim: " This surely is a 
great inheritance." I think we would be very ungrateful 
indeed, it we did not express our appreciation of these 



FOGG FAMII,Y. POUaTH REUNION. 63 

great blessings by doing something, as did our forefathers, 
to help and bless the world about us. This should be the 
aim and end of life of every one who bears the name of 
— Fogg. 

I am not here to boast ; I am here to say that every one 
of you have good blood in your veins ; and if I read history 
correctly, there is no better blood than coursed through 
the veins of our ancestors from the time we find the Foggs 
in Denmark, even before English was spoken in England. 

When William the Conqueror had the Dooms Day Book 
compiled in 1068, we find the Foggs extensive land owners, 
and this desire to live close to the very heart of nature, 
and own large tracts of land, seems to have been one of the 
characteristics of this family, as you will find by reading 
the Genealogy which our Secretary is compiling. All the 
way through the early history, we find them leading a 
rugged and hearty out-door life ; just the requirements to 
to insure the best of stock. 

Now, if we have developed qualities that make health, 
bone and muscle, should we not turn our attention more 
especially to that side of life which tends to develope the 
intellect? Not that I think the Fogg family more than 
others are lacking in this respect, but it we expect to keep 
pace with modern ideas, and be the leaders in the impor- 
tant tasks of life, we must train the mind, and search out 
and solve the intricate problems all about us. As one of 
our speakers said last year: '* I like the strenuoustiess ot 
our Presidenf." He touched the keynote which should be 
seriously considered in this advanced day and generation. 

Just note for a few moments the advancement made in a 
few of the vocations of life ; and let us, as a family, ask 
ourselves if we have contributed our share to the progress 
already made. 

We will note the progress on the Farm. It is only a 
few years since the farmer in the springtime put what seed 
he had left into the ground, after selling off the best; and 
in the fall, gathered his harvest to find just the common 
ordinary yield ; but now he saves the best for seed; and 
working on a scientific basis, produces even new varieties 
of the most delicious fruit and grain, and reaps abundant 



64 FOGG FAMILY. FOURTH REUNION,. 

harvests. He raised his herds of cattle and sheep from 
inferior stock, but now only the best does he save for 
breeding purposes ; and many times sends thousands of 
miles in order to secure the choicest animals. 

I read recently of one in the West, who had, by his con- 
stant study of plant life, made a cactus to bear fruit with- 
out thorns; and other worthless plants and shrubs to yield 
fiuit and be things of beauty. He so arranged his work, 
that the very elements of nature must of necessity assist 
him. We had what we once considered a worthless and 
dry desert ; but today it has been made in many places to 
blossom like the rose ; and all because some one has 
stopped to think and plan out this magnificent work. 

For the sake of those who have not had the privilege of 
attending our previous Reunions, I will give you an idea 
of the noble blood as found in the Fogg Family during the 
13th and 14th centuries : 

We are as English as England is herself; and Kent 
County, England, is where the Foggs took a firm and help- 
ing hand in making England what she is. 

History tells us that King Henry VIII, was far from 
being a good and able King ; yet during the last four 
years of his life, his wife, Catherine Parr, — who was grand 
daughter of John Fogg, and great-great-grandaughter of 
Sir William Fogg, son of Sir Thomas Fogg of Canterbury, 
and so on down a long line of Foggs, — was abfe through 
her diplomacy, not only to escape the fate of the other 
wives, but prevented many of the bad moves for which 
King Henry VIII was noted. I think our Secretary has 
her picture, as well as that of Sir Thomas Fogg, and a 
number of other Foggs, who so ably assisted in making 
the laws of the 14th and T5th centuries. 

We are proud also of the record of him who dared to 
leave his own country, and face the dangers and priva- 
tionsof the new country; and his children, Samuel Jr., 
and Daniel, by his first wife, and Seth, James and Mary by 
his second ; all of whom were sturdy and noble citizens of 
New England. We find in looking up the records, that all 
these and their children, assisted materially in guiding 
the affairs of the early colonies. 



FOGG PAMII.Y. FOURTH REUNION. 65 

There is one thing that we as a family should consider 
seriously, (this applies to the young more especially,) and 
that is, a thorough education is indispensible to one who 
wishes to make the most of himself. Let us not think (or 
a moment that after we have passed through the High 
cSchool and College, that our education is complete ; or 
that we are fully equipped to fill any position ; for it has 
only just begun. Let us continue to search for and acquire 
all the knowledge possible. 

It should be our aim to excel in whatever vocation we 
may choose. There are too many young men today who 
are willing to make light of whatever work they are en- 
gaged in, thinking that at some future time, when a great 
opportunity presents itself, they will then show to the 
world that they can make a great name for themselves. 
I tell you such a one is deceiving himself ; for it is only by 
doing our very best at all times, and in every day duties 
which present themselves, that we become proficient and 
capable of taking charge of great enterprises and carrying 
them through to a successful completion. 

What the world needs today is men and women with a 
large degree of stick-to-ativeness, combined with honesty 
and integrity. Thus equipped, the duties of today will be 
well-done, and the responsibilities of tomorrow well met, 
and the development of our characters will go steadily on, 
until the time when, with characters well ronnded out, we 
are willing to turn over to younger hands the duties of the 
hour, and commit to our Heavenly Father the threads of 
life we have tried to weave into a perfect whole. 

The address of the President was immediately followed 
by a Solo, — Miss Marita Libbey Stephens, of Boston ; it 
was received with hearty applause. 

Next came a paper of valuable family biography ; valu- 
able as a chapter of the Town History as well. It was 
read by the Rev. Edmund Quincy Osgood, of Brattleboro, 
Vermont. It revived the memories of the Rev. Jeremiah 
Fogg, who was born at the old Hampton homestead, 1712. 
The paper was made more interesting when it was 
known that Mr. Osgood was the great-great-grandson of 



66 FOGG FAMILY. FOURTH REUNION. 

the Rev. Jeremiah. And a long-ago relic was exhibited : 
a punch bowl, that figured at a Harvard Commencement, 
and later, as a christening bowl, in Jeremiah's pulpit and 
parish labors : 

Rev. Jeremiah Fogg. 

THE KENSINGTON MINISTER. 
Prepared and Read by Rev. Edmund Quincy Osgood. 

The subject of this sketch, — Rev. Jeremiah Fogg. — 
my great-great grandfather, was born in the town of 
Hampton, New Hampshire, May 24, 1712. He, himself, 
was the son of Seth Fogg, who was born in Hampton, 
Nov. 28, 1666 ; and the grandson of our common emigrant 
ancestor, Samuel Fogg, who came to this country before 
the middle of the seventeenth century, (possibly in the 
Arabella, 1630,) settled in Hampton, and died there in 
the year 1672. 

According to the records, Seth received from his father 
by will, the sum only of six pounds, to be paid him by his 
oldest brother, out of the estate; all the real property 
having been left to this eldest son, in harmony with the 
custom then prevalent in England. It is probable, how- 
ever, that a certain portion of land was assigned him, since 
he and his family evidently lived upon it in afterlife — 
Then, too, the wife of Seth Fogg, Sarah Shaw, was the 
grandaughter of Roger Shaw, one of the large landholders 
of Hampton, and may easily have inherited a few broad 
acres in her own right. 

Though not opulent in worldly goods, this worthy 
couple were blessed with children ; no less than eleven or 
twelve appearing one after another in their home ; — 
Jeremiah having the honor of ranking the seventh among 
the sons. 

No memorial is handed down to us ot the inner work- 
ings and experiences of this large family No doubt it 
was a typical household of an early New England settle- 
ment, checkered by the sunshine and the shadows of the 
period. 

The boy, Jeremiah, must have shown some capacity as 
a scholar, for he was prepared for Harvard College by the 



FOCiG PAMIXV. FOURTH REUNION. 67 

time he was fourteen years of age, — his tutor having been 
in all probability, the Rev. Nathaniel Gooking, the minis- 
ter of the Hampton Church, He entered Harvard in 1726, 
graduating in the Class of 1730. 

Benjamin Wadsworth was the President of the College 
during the boy's four years residence at Cambridge. 
Among the Fellows, forming the Corporation of the Col- 
lege, at that time, were Edward Wigglesworth, Joseph 
Sewall, Nathan Pierce, all personages destined to hold 
positions of importance in the Massachusetts Colony. 

The Class of 1730, numbered thirty-six in all. In com- 
pliance with the custom then kept up at Harvard, the 
graduates names do not appear in alphabetical order, but 
according to the supposed rank or station in life, of each. 
Thus Peter Oliver leads the Class, who, at a later date, 
received the degree of Doctor of Civil Laws, from Oxfoid 
University, and held the position of Chief Justice of the 
Superior Court of the Province of Massachusetts. The 
name of Jeremiah Fogg, is the thirtieth on his Clasb-roll, 
with letters following it to signify that the degree of 
Master of Arts was conferred in due course. 

The Harvard College of that day, was not the Harvard 
College of this. Nevertheless Commencement was ob- 
served with ceremony and feasting then as now, graced 
withal by the presence of high dignitaries of Church and 
State. As a token of this far off event in the life of my 
ancestor, there has come down in the family from genera- 
tion to generation, and is present with us today, a small 
punch bowl, used by the lad and his friends, when bidding 
farewell to their Alma Mater. Though not as handsome 
(from an artistic point of view,) as the bowl used by his 
son William at his graduation in 1774, (and which is still 
preserved,; yet it appeals strongly to our interest, forming 
as it does a single link in that chain that binds us to those 
earlier colonial times. 

Fully 150 years after this bowl, with its quaint rim, had 
been filled with Commencement punch, it held the sacred 
waters of baptism, whan my Uncle, (the Rev. George 
Osgood of Kensington,) used it for a christening service, 
in which figured as principals some Gypsy children, be- 



68 FOGG FAMILY. FOURTH REUNION. 

longing to a summer encampment near the old Parsonage. 

The six or seven years following his graduation, were 
evidently spent by Jeremiah at the Hampton home, where 
he was doubtless of service on the farm, and very possibly 
may have presided over the destinies of a District School, 
or, in some other way promoted the cause of education in 
the community. His choice of a profession, however, 
necessitated the acquirement of a special kind of knowl- 
edge on his part ; so for a portion of this period, he studied 
Theology with the Rev. Joseph Whipple, of Hampton 
Falls, obtaining at the same time, some insight into the 
practical duties of a country minister. 

Hampton Falls had been set off from Hampton, as early 
as 1712, and was called the West Parish. But as time 
went on, many people living in the outskirts of this Parish 
found it inconvenient to travel the four or five miles ne- 
cessary to attend divine service, especially when the snow 
lay deep on the ground. Therefore the minister, Mr. 
Whipple, in connection with his society, was [in the year 
1734,] authorized to employ some one to preach to these 
isolated members of his flock, four months during the 
winter ; thus forming what was then termed the Winter 
Parish. 

In the following year a similar arrangement was made ; 
it being proposed, in the Hampton Falls parish meeting, 
to excuse the people in the upper part of the parish from 
the ministerial lax, in order that they might employ a 
minister themselves. 

This Winter Parish, originally a part of Hampton, and 
after 1712 belonging to Hampton Falls, was incorporated 
in the summer of 1737, as a distinct township, receiving 
the name of Kensington. In October of the same year, 
fifty-^even persons, viz., twenty-two men and thirty-five 
women,, were dismissed from the Church in Hampton 
Falls, in order to form a new and separate religious society 
in Kensington. I will quote a paragraph or two from the 
records of this important meeting : 

October 6, 1737 :— Christ the great head of the Church, 
in his good providence, hath marvellously increased the 



FOGG FAMHY. FOURTH REUNION. 69 

number of the Christian Churches in this land, aud the 
same divine grace which hath built up others, hath plant- 
ed a Church in this place. 

" The several members of which the Church consisted, 
having sought and obtained regular dismission from the 
respective churches to which they belonged, requested 
the assistance of some neighboring ministers, to join with 
them in keeping a day of fasting and prayer." 

Accordingly, " The Rev'd Ward Cotton of Hampton 
began with prayer. The Rev'd John Odlin. of Exeter, 
preached from Isaiah Ivi : 6, And takeih hold of tny Covenant. 
The Rev'd Joseph Whipple, of Hampton Falls, propound- 
ed to those there to be organized, a Church Covenant," — 
whose tenets were in harmony with the belief of the Con- 
gregational Churches of the times. 

But before this strictly ecclesiastical meeting took place, 
— that is to say, on the 17th day of June previous, — a legal 
meeting of the freeholders of the Kensington Parish had 
been called to make choice of a permanent minister. Nor 
is it strange that they voted to ask Mr. Jeremiah Fogg to 
fill this position; he was undoubtedly well known to them 
all, being a member of an important family residing In the 
parent town of Hampton. Furthermore it is very possible 
that he had frequently accompanied his instructor and 
spiritual advisor, the Rev'd Mr. Whipple, in his various 
services for these outlying communicants in his charge. 

The following votes, passed at this meeting, are of in- 
terest in thib connection : — 

Voted, that Mr. Fogg shall preach for us, until March, 
for forty shillings a day. 

Voted, that Mr. Fogg shall have one hundred and 
twenty pounds the first year, and to add five pounds a 
year for eight years. 
— At an adjourned meeting, July 11 : 

Voted, to build Mr. Fogg a convenient house and barn, 
and dig him a well and stone it, and find him land to 
keep two cows and a horse summer and winter. 

This arrangement was afterward changed ; and the 
Parish gave Mr. Fogg $1000 in money, with which he 
bought land and built his house. 



yo FOGG FAMILY. FOURTH REUNION. 

Voted, that there be a consideration in the agreement 
about the badness of money. 

Voted, to find Mr. Fogg his wood as long as he shall be 
our minister. 
At a meeting held October 4, it was — 

Voted, that the fourth Wednesday in November, be the 
day for to Ordain Mr. Fogg. 

Thus on the 23d day of November, in the year of our 
Lord 1737, began the ministry of Jeremiah Fogg in Ken- 
sington, which was destined to extend over fifty-two years, 
covering practically the remainder of his long life. 

The sermon at the ordination was preached by Rev. 
Joseph Whipple of Hampton Falls, and the churches of 
the neighboring countryside were represented by pastors 
and delegates. 

From all that I can learn with regard to this life-minis- 
try of my ancestor, it was pleasant and profitable both to 
pastor and people. The shadow hovering over the closing 
years of his faithful service, had its source in a frank 
difference of opinion respecting certain beliefs considered 
as essential to the well-being of the Christian Church, and 
not to any radical change, whether of character or ethical 
standards, such as (it is sad to say,) is sometime^ the case. 
The house buiit by the young minister was finished 
probably in 1739 ; the well dug ; and a barn erecttd a little 
in the rear ot the house for his cattle. About thirty acres 
of land adjoined the homestead, and assisted in his 
maintenance. 

The house is situated on a slight eminence, with a 
pleasant view of cultivated fields lying before it, and a 
back-ground of orchard and pasture and feathery pines. 
It is pleasing to remember that this simple frame house, 
with its four square rooms in front, stands today very 
much as when it was raised by Mr. Fogg's parishoners 
167 years ago. The ell now attached to it belongs to a 
later period, and some minor changes have been intro- 
duced from time to lime. But it remains substantially 
the same. 

The well, dug and stoned so many years since, still 
serves the purposes of the household ; — its mouth, open 



FOGG FAMILY. FOUkTII RKUNlON. 71 

to the hot breaths of summer and the snows of winter, 
having seen myriads of buckets of cool, sparkling water 
drawn up by succeeding generations of the same family. 

The barn originally built, was burned down about the 
time of Mr. Fogg's death ; but one constructed soon after, 
still lemains, gray and weather-beaten, it is true, yet fit 
for many years more of honorable service. 

Mr. Fogg had not labored for any lengthy period in this 
Kensington Parish, when his marriage took place, and a 
bride was ready to grace the newly-built parsonage. — 
On the 13th day of July, 1739, he took as his wife the only 
daughter of Rev. Joseph Parsons, the minister of Rocky 
Hill church, in the neighboring town of Salisbury, Mass. 

The charming tradition is handed down to us, that 
Parson Fogg rode to his new home over the Kensington 
hills, and through the pine forests, with his bride, Eliz- 
abeth, seated on the pillion behind him. It is also related 
that one of his deacons, who had attended the wedding at 
Rocky Hill, carried to the Parsonage in the same fashion, 
a colored girl, Phyllis by name, one of the domestics in 
the Salisbury household, but was now to wait upon her 
young mistress in the cozy manse that had been made 
ready for her. 

In March, T740, a few months after this marriage was 
solemnized, occurred the death of the bride's father, — 
Rev. Joseph Parsons, whose widow came to live in the 
Fogg Parsonage. She brought with her a colored man, 
already quite advanced in years, called Primus. Accord- 
to colonial law, both this man and the girl Phyllis ranked 
nominally as slaves. Primus, indeed, was the son of an 
African Chief. But, in point of fact, they were devoted 
servants to the family, attached to every member of it by 
ties of affection, regard and mutual service. Sometime 
before the Revoluionary War, Primus helped his master 
set out two elm trees, at a short distance from the house. 
One of these died about 1850, but the other is still stand- 
ing, though showing many signs of decay. 

The married life of Jeremiah Fogg and his wife Eliz- 
abeth, extended over a period of forty years ; or until the 
death of Mrs. Fogg, in 1779. Nine children were born to 



72 FOGG FAMILY. FOURTH REUNION. 

them, of whom eight lived to grow up. The first three 
were girls, named respectively Elisabeth, Sarah and Mary, 
Elisabeth in due time became the wife of William Park- 
hurst, who graduated at Harvard in 175 1 ; and Sarah, 
married Ebenezer Potter ; Mary, or Aunt Mollie, (as she 
was aflectionately designated,) was the spinster of the 
family, and lived on in the parsonage until her death in 
1823. My father, Joseph Osgood, whose birth year was 
1815, always retained a vivid recollection of this Aunt 
Mollie, and delighted his children with talks about her. 

The fourth child, a son, died in infancy ; but the five 
sons concluding the list, all lived to take an active part in 
the stirring scenes that marked the latter half of the iSth 
century in our country. Of these five sons, four served in 
the Revolutionary Army. 

The oldest of the five, Jeremiah, of the Harvard Class 

i 

of 1768, received the title of Major, for distingnished 
military service ; and the noteworthy events of his career 
will be set before you at length in a separate paper. 

The second of these five sons, Joseph, (my great-grand- 
father,) was commissioned Quartermaster of Col. Enoch 
Poor's Regiment, June 5, 1775 ; and went into quarters at 
Winter Hill, under Gen. Sullivan. At a later date he 
served with a Battalion of troops, raised to defend the 
States of New England. The tradition also runs in the 
family that he went to France, on board of a privateer, 
bringing back with him as a memento of his trip, a pair of 
wooden shoes, or sabots, to his favorite sister Mollie. 

At the close of the war, in 1781, Joseph Fogg married 
Mary Sherburne, and they went to house- keeping in part 
of the homestead. In the course of two years his wife 
died, leaving an infant daughter, Elizabeth. Upon the 
second marriage of her father, and his removal from town, 
this little girl was practically adopted by Aunt Mollie, 
and until her death in 1869, she spent the larger part of 
her time in the Fogg parsonage, which eventually became 
her exclusive property. In 1811, she married Dr. Joseph 
Otis Osgood, of Andover, Mass. Four children of this 
marriage lived to maturity, viz., Elizabeth, Joseph, 
George and William. My father, Joseph Osgood, was her 



FOGG FAMHY. FOURTH REUNION. 73 

oldest son, who for fifly-six years was the minister of the 
First Parish in Cohasset, Mass., and died Aug. 2, 1898, 
leaving five daughters and four sons to perpetuate the 
traditions of the family. His wife was Ellen Devereux 
Sewall, who passed away in 1892. The parsonage is now 
owned and occupied by my brother, George Osgood. 

William, the third of those five sons of Jeremiah and 
Elisabeth Fogg, was born in 1755; graduated at Harvard 
in 1774 ; served as a soldier in the Revolution ; and, later, 
taught in Fredericksburg, Va., and other places, dying 
unmarried in 1807. 

The fourth son, Daniel, was born in 1759; he studied 
medicine. He acted as surgeon's mate towards the close 
of the Revolution, and finally settled as a physician in 
Braintree, Mass., where he died in 1830. 

The youngest son, John, born 1764, also became a 
physician, practicing for several years in North Hampton, 
where he died in 1816. 

I have purposely made a brief mention of these children 
of Jeremiah and Elisabeth Fogg in this place, rather than 
at the end of my paper, in order that the life of the Ken- 
sington minister might be the central object of our interest 
to the very close of this rather incomplete biographical 
sketch. The care and bringing up of these eight girls and 
boys in the "nurture and admonition of the Lord," must 
have occupied much of the good minister's time, as well as 
that of his wife ; and drawn largely upon his strength. 
Nevertheless, there were numberless tasks in connection 
with his parish and farm, and his position as an important 
citizen of the little community, that demanded constant 
attention. 

The first Meeting-house in which Mr. Fogg conducted 
services, was built on the west side of the brook, near the 
residence of Charles E. Tuck, but later was taken down 
and moved to a spot nearer the centre of the town. The 
land for the old Meeting-house and graveyard adjoining, 
was given by Elihu Chase ; but as the parish failed to 
reserve for him a pew, he left the society and joined the 
Friends. This structure stood until 1771, when it was 
torn down and another put in its stead. The last Sunday 



74 FOGG FAMILY- FOURTH REUNION. 

in the Meeting-houst, May 12, 1771, Mr. Fogg preached 
from a verse in the r32d Psalm : We wept when we remem- 
bered Zion. 

At the present day a more modern house stands in the 
place of the old, built, however, as far back as 1846 ; but 
the graveyard remains the same, shaded by pine trees, 
and marked by the old-time tablets of slate. 

The records tell us that during Mr. Fogg's ministry of 
more than half a century, he baptized 1235 persons, young 
and old ; the largest number in any single year being 39. 
During this time he solemnized 402 marriages. How 
many communicants were received into the church, and the 
number of funeral services the worthy pastor performed, 
cannot now be ascertained with accuracy, since that por- 
tion of the records is lost 

Every Sunday, probably, he preached twice to his 
Kensington flock, excepting when an exchange of pulpits 
with some neighboring minister in Exeter, or Hampton, 
or Salisbury, called him away. These sermons, too, 
written in the finest of hands on tiny sheets of paper, (as 
was the custom of the day , ; no doubt reflected at intervals 
the disturbed state of his country, and the fluctuations of 
the war of the Revolution, as it rose and ebbed. 

Then, in his relation of Pastor, how many calls must he 
have made upon the families in his parish, from year to 
year! What consolation must he have brought into houses 
of mourning ! What sound advice must he have given in 
cases demanding cool judgment and strict impartiality ! 

So far as I know, there is no portrait extant of Mr. 
Fogg ; but a silhouette, still to be seen, gives an idea of 
the outline of his face and of his bag wig. He was evi- 
dently rather a stout man, with a short neck and broad 
shoulders. 

He was renowned for his wit and humor, and liked to 
have people call at his house with whom he might con- 
verse about the chances of good crops, the political events 
of the day, or some theological question. 

In a letter written late in life by John Adams to his 
classmate, David Sewall, telling of a journey he made 
about 1751, into New Hampshire, he says : — 



FOGG FAMILY. FOURTH RUUNlON. 75 

" I recollect nothing worth recording in my tour, except 
that we called at Parson Foggs, in Kensington, where we 
had much conversation respecting Mr. Wibird, afterwards 
^my minister, then much celebrated for the eloquence of 
his style." 

It is probable that Mr. Adams stopped at Kensington, 
partly to see Madam Parsons, who was formerly an Eliz- 
abeth Thompson, of Braintree, Mass. 

No doubt Parson Fogg was on excellent terms with all 
his neighbors and fellow-townspeople ; was interested in 
their plans and occupations ; and was ready at any time to 
be of service to them when needed. Many of his own kin- 
dred lived only a few miles away in Hampton, whom he 
must have seen now and then, in order to exchange bits of 
family uewi ; while in Kensington, itself, his cousin James 
had a home within a reasonable distance of the parsonage. 
At that period more than at present, families were brought 
more closely together, and felt more deeply the ties of 
kinship, and the claims of a common descent. 

As a scholar and preacher, Mr. Fogg, I have reason to 
believe, held a respectable place among the members of 
his piofession. He was certainly an independent thinker, 
and possessed the courage of his convictions. This is 
manifested very plainly throughout the closing years of 
his fruitful ministry, when his theological viewb began to 
be criticised. 

" The Rev. Jeremiah Fogg," says Bradford, "was 
ranked with the Armenians, — with the Rev. Drs. Samuel 
Webster of Salisbury, Thomas Barnard of Salem, and 
William Symmes of Andover. * * These clergj^men. and 
many others, gradually departed from the Calvinistic 
system, and forbore to urge or to profess its peculiar 
tenets. * * They did not insist as a preliminary to the 
ordination of a young man to the Christian Ministry, his 
professing a belief in the Trinity, or the five points of 
Calvinism." 

This quotation will show that Mr. Fogg was alive to 
the more liberal spirit, that in the latter decades of the 
eighteenth century, was beginning to be felt in the Chris- 
tian Church. Indeed, he has sometimes been termed the 



76 FOGG FAMILY. FOURTH REUNION. 

first Unitarian minister in New Hampshire. Consequently 
it is not to be wondered at, that those of his people who 
were most devoted to the type of theology handed down 
by their fathers, resented this apparent defection, on the 
part of their minister, and determined to call him to strict* 
account. Therefore, in January, 17S9, and agaia in July, 
of the same year, a Council was summoned to listen to 
and to take action upon whatever charges might be 
brought against him, with respect to the laxity of his 
belief. ^ 

From a letter, which Mr. Fogg wrote to the first Council, 
I will give the following extract : — 

" Reason, that divine mark of distinction in human 
nature, was given us by the same Being who gave us the 
Scriptures. And I have ever made it my practice to exer- 
cise it, in reconciling the more difiicult passages in the 
Sacred writings ; and, wherever I find gentlemen of edu- 
cation and ability, I find an inclination, as well as a duty, 
to converse freely on subjects of controversy, that all may 
be the better established in the religion of Jesus." 

Mr. Fogg did not appear in person before these coun- 
cils, but was represented by members of his parish, who 
took the same reasonable view of these church doctrines 
that he himself advanced. 

But the outcome of the whole matter was, that Mr. Fogg 
was obliged to give up his official connection with the 
parish, to whose wants he had ministered so long, and, so 
far as his material aflairs were concerned, to be content 
with a small pension and a certain amount of firewood, 
annually, for the remainder of his life. It was not a 
lengthy privation, however ; one that had hardly an 
opportunity to be realized. For on Dec. i, 1789, he died, 
— ten years after his wife, Elisabeth ; regarded with honor 
and affection by the entire community, — not even excepting 
those whose theological beliefs differed from his own. 

He lies in the old Kensington churchyard, beside his 
wife, and near the grave of Madam Parsons — two persons 
who were perhaps the closest to him during the happiest 
and most inspiring portion of his useful life. The inscrip- 



FOGG FAMHY. FOURTH REUNION. 77 

tion on the stone that marks his resting place reads as 
follows : 

" In Memory of the Rev. Jeremiah Fogg, A. M. who 
died Dec. i, 1789, in the 78th year of his age, and the 52d 
of his ministry : 

'• Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright ; for 
the end of that man is peace." 

A simple, yet well-spent life, is thus brought a little 
more vividly before us ; one that "fought the good fight;" 
that "kept the faith," as he understood it; that tried 
faithfully to do the Father's will. 

" The Pastor more than fifty years. 

His people watched with care and love, 
And blessed them in their joys and fears 
With hopes of happier homes above." 

George O. Fogg exhibited from the President's desk, a 
flint lock pistol, carried by his grandfather Fogg in the 
Revolution. 

The talent of the Fogg Family was next revealed in an 
Ode, written for the occasion and read by the author : — 
Rev. Charles Grant Fogg, Staffordville, Ct. 

Ode. 

REV. CHARLES GRANT FOGG. 

The singing of the pines upon the mountain slopes, 
Where thunder-battled crags enthrone the eagles. Where 
Before the northern blast, the swirl of driving snow 
Sweeps o'er the wild fierce sea. The boom of raging surf 
That leaps in crashing tempest on an iron shore. 
The misty forests of the northern lowland drear. 
The far, far vision of the heaving, flashing wave 
That gleams in whitened sun, or leaps in frothy spume. 
Such was thy joy, O Daneland ! Such thy rugged strength! 
The stern but tender mother of a noble race. 
Whose father was the mighty ocean ; in thine arms 
Was reared the strength of mighty nations yet to be. 
Grand motherland ! The home of nature's ruling race ! 



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Thy giant fair-haired sons, whose piercing hazel eyes 
Saw distant vineland beckoning o'er the western main, 
Were kings of men, the restless eagles of the sea. 
Thy tall, fair women were Queen mothers of a race, 
The limit of whose realm should be the ocean's bounds. 
Thou art the land of strength, of action, and of power. 

Grand is the Northland ! birthplace of the Viking's brood, 
Who swept the Grecian seas, and hailed far Hecla's star. 
But dearer are the wooded plains of England fair, 
The land of hawthorn bloom, of moor and fen and glade 
The land of the Great Charter, right of freeborn men 
Who, knight and footman, side by side at Crecy's lane 
Proclaimed that manhood is the nation's test of men. 
Whose two great Queens, thro' many a year of prospering 

sway, 
Elisabeth the mighty, Victoria the Wise ; 
In dignity and grace uplifted woman's throne. 
Thou art the newer Daneland, where the common race 
Of Goth, as Norman, Daneman, Saxon, tempered with 
The fire of Briton, took the be^^t of each ; 
And lo ! a mighty race, whose mission to go forth 
And bear the white man's burden, lifting up the world 
From ignorance, injustice, prejudice and sloth. 
Thine is the land of Law ! The Northman's active power 
Transformed to justice, yet again to the great law 
Or service due from man to every tellowman. 

These were the homes of freedom, these our motherlands. 
The wild free vigor of the Northland and the sea. 
Tempered with gracious sweetness of the inland clime. 
Dear is the memory of the rolling fields of Kent ; 
Precious the treasured centuries that cluster round 
The walls of dear old Ashford. But more dear by far 
The voice of freedom for God's worship and man's rights. 
And when oppression's mist hung heavy on the land. 
The northern river beckoned to the northern sea ; 
The sands of Gravesend and the cliffs of Dover's shore 
Called with the voice that never Northmen heard in vain. 
And far across the western waters a new home, 
A brighter Daneland, a New England rose in view. 



FOGG FAMI1,Y. FOURTH REUNION. 79 

A city fair, a newer Vineland, where the huts 

Of ancient Norumbega sheltered Eric's son, 

And once again the Viking claims his Western home. 

America, the land of freedom and of power ! 

Thou hast thy Canterburys, to thy children dear, 

And sacred as the fane of thy ancestral home ! 

Dear the inspiring glories of St. Botolph's town, 

Where freedom rose, triumphant, from restraining bars 

Imposed by unwise counsel to an erring king, 

Whose blind advisers drove the child from father's house, 

Forgetful of the love of liberty that fires 

The soul of every child of sires of Runnymede. 

Hallowed the graves on Burial Hill by Plymouth's strand, 

Where Mayflower's dauntless pilgrims, o'er a wintry sea. 

Lay down to sleep, but rose to live forevermore, 

And guide the centuries to the brotherhood of man. 

Proud Salem siti, enthroned beside the northern sea, 

Fair mother of a line of mighty sea-kings. Far 

Into unchartered seas their rushing keels have cleft. 

And made the Eastern lands a province of the West. 

And thou, fair Hampton, home of our brave Sire who 

came 
In flush of youth, and proved the weight of manhood's 

worth ! 
To thee our hearts return. There the ancestral home 
Still stands, with open doors, and bids us ever welcome. 
We know no home so blessed with tender memories. 
There are no fields so fair as thy proud acres green. 
There is no sea so blue, no wave that calls so sweet. 
As sea that flashes back the smile of summer sun. 
And answers to the whisper of caressing breeze 
That lulls the flowers to sleep on Hampton's lovely strand ! 
And thou, our noble sire ! thou mighty English Dane ! 
Strong was thine heart, thine arm of power, thy vision far ! 
Rich thine inheritance of noble sires, yeoman ! 
In newer lands thou left the ancient name renewed, 
Where every worthy man is peer in manhood's realm ! 
Where every true-souled woman is a reigning queen ! 



8o FOGG FAMILY. FOURTH REUNION. 

Our part to hold the honor of the ancient name, 

And in the spirit of our watchword overcome. 

Almost three hundred years have passed since our brave 

sire 
Came from his Kentish home to Hampton's sunny shore. 

Stout of heart and arm, to ancient watchword true. 

And we, his later children, and of those strong souls — 

The mothers of the generations yet to come. 

What do we today to show our watchword's power ? 

The age of chivalry is not yet past. The joy 

Of strife and overcoming is the same wild joy 

That leaped in Northmen's veins. That strove at Seniac's 

field, 
That fought with stout old Drake ; with Winthrop 

crossed the main ; 
The fierce sweet joy of right, triumphant over wrong. 
For still, today, oppression threatens as of old ; 
Great nations sit in darkness, and wait the rising dawn. 
And still the race that crushed the iron power of Rome, 
That swept the Western seas, and in this Western land 
Founded the newer empire of equal rights to all — 
We are they whom God has chosen to go forth, 
With Liberty and Justice, and tbe Golden Rule, 
The measure of our statecraft and our love for man. 
And peradventure if our lives are pure and strong, 
If on our shield of gold is honor's record true. 
We know that we are one of many families, 
All joined in blood, in heart, and in the consciousness 
That peradventure those strong souls who overcame 
cSlill lead us on, and wait to give the victor's crown. 

At this hour of the meeting, Henry M. Fogg, of Lowell 
Mass., Secretary pro tem, read the record of the last 
meeting ; — 

Mrs. Adna J. Fogg, the Secretary and Treasurer, made 
a statement of the finances, and read greetings that came 
by mail from all sections of the country. 

These .papers of interest were followed by a solo, by — 



FOGG FAMHY. FOURTH REUNION. 8 1 

Miss Mary E. Fogg, of Gorham, N. H. ; the accompani- 
ment played by Marion E. Shedd. The applause was 
unanimous. 

At this point came a social hour, devoted to "becoming 
acquainted ;" and to the friendly words and voices of the 
great family. And when it was passsed, — 

Gladys Perkins Fogg, entertained by songs ; and she 
was followed by Miss M. L,. Stevens. 

Several Papers were read at this hour ; the first by Mrs. 
Charles A. Hillard, Lynn, Mass. 

Jeremiah Fogg, 

Of the Order of the Cincinnati, and his Descendants. 
By Mrs. C. A. Hilliard. Lynn, Mass. 

Jeremiah Fogg, eldest son of the Rev. Jeremiah and 
Elizabeth (Parsons) Fogg, was born in Kensington, N. H. 
in 1749 ; being the fourth in line from Samuel the first. 
His father, " Parson Fogg," as he was familiarly called, 
was the son of Seth, who was the son of Samuel by the 
second wife, Mary Page. 

He was graduated from Harvard College in 1768, after 
which he spent several years teaching in Newburyport, 
Mass., where he commenced the study of Law, being con- 
sidered one of the ablest jurists of the day. 

At the beginning of the War, he entered Col. Poor's 
regiment ; and continued in the service until the close of 
the Revolution. It woijld be needless for me to attempt 
to give his war record, as it is well known. That he was 
a brave and efl&cient officer, we have evidence in various 
ways. As an instance of coolness and courage, it was 
said by one of his soldiers, that at one lime, when sur- 
rounded by a superior force of the enemy, Major Fogg 
told us to load our guns, put on our bayonets, and — 
Blaze Through! 

That he was a man of uncommon natural ability, as 
well as superior education, may be seen at once by his 
journals and letters, written as they were off hand, and 
subject to the inconveniences attending Camp Life. — 
His orderly books and some of his letters home have been 



82 FOGG FAMILY. FOURTH REUNION. 

preserved. Among them is one written about the time of 
the conviction and execution of Major Andre, showing his 
feeling in regard to the matter ; which he doesnt hesitate 
to express in pretty strong terms. 
A true copy of the original : — 

" I have written repeatedly, but what or by whom, is 
out of memory. The last I think was concerning the Plot. 
Since which Maj. Andre, Clintons Adj. Gen. has been 
condemned, and was to have been executed yesterday, but 
a Flag concerning him prevented. Gov. Robinson, with 
two able Attornies, landed, with a letter from Arnold, 
provoking and insolent, directed to * His Excellency.' 

Gen. Green received them, broke open the letter, and 
returned it with due contempt ; — the purport was, that 
Andre was not a Spy, but meant only to meet him within 
the British I,ines, but by accident blundered within our 
ScHtries, and had a Passport from M^jor Gen. Arnold, and 
if he was hanged, the severest retaliation might be 
expected. 

What is to be done ? The Law must be satisfied. He 
is a spy. And notwithstanding what Andre calls the 
futile arguments, says he deserves death, by the L,aw and 
Wage of nations, as he was taken within our lyines. On 
the whole 'tis plain, he was deceived by Arnold ; 'twas not 
his intention to come within our Lines. 

He is a man of elegant form, education, sense and 
honor ; has done no more than any friend to his cause 
would. Our contracted ones speak of him as a villain 
without discrimination; but such of us who profess liberal 
sentiments, ache in heart, and wish for some pretext to 
save him. He begs no questions may be asked, except of 

his personal conduct, and will die like a Hero. but, 

Arnold, shocking ! shocking ! and the poor wretches in 
York, who have acted as Spies for Arnold, are all in con- 
finement by his information. Is not this worse than 
Treason ? To say no more of him, he is a d per- 
jured rascal. 

4 o'clock, P. M. Well ! Poor Andre is gone. You have 
read of martyrs, &c., but cannot figure to yourself more 
fortitude in any man. He was hung in his uniform, and 



FOGG FAMI1,Y. POUKTH REUNION. 83 

shew no more discomfortation than if going to a ball. 
Some of our Sensibles are almost distracted at the sight. 
I am much cooled down since I saw his foolhardiness, 
(alias fortitude.) Am quite out of humor, and unfit to 
write ; besides the long roll, calls me to parade." 

At the close of the War, he returned to the Old Home, 
in Kensington, to become once more a citizen of his native 
town, taking an active interest in local politics ; and was 
for several years a member of the New Hampshire Senate. 
Here is an extract from a letter written just before his 
return : 

" I hope, in a few days, to be on a par with the Citizens 
of the Continent, at least as a poll tax, if not Purse, when 
I may feel interested in the measures of Government, and 
be compelled to give my feeble voice. My first attention 
will be (if I am forced to meddle with politics,) to bring 
Our Illustrious Commander Chief, as near the helm of 
Government as the Constitution will admit ; and rather 
than he should decline a place in Government, and we be 
tormented with a number of Tyrants in each State, or the 
Anarchy, I would consent to submit my privileges to his 
sole disposal, and that his arm be lengthened to save or 
destroy at pleasure. Such is my Confidence in the Recti- 
tude of his heart, his Prudence to concert, and fortitude 
to execute." 

About that time a Society, called the Cincinnati, was 
organized, to which all Officers of the Revolution were 
eligible ; and of which he became a member. This society 
was so called from Cincinnatus, a Roman Consul, out of 
regard for his nobility of character, as well as simplicity 
of manners. 

The first President of this Society was George Wash- 
ington ; Gen. Knox, Secretary. The first meeting was 
held in Pennsylvania, in 1784. At that time thirteen 
States were represented. Its object was to keep in re- 
membrance the mutual friendships formed during their 
struggle for Independance ; and cement more strongly the 
ties which bound them together in sacred fellowship. 
The Society to endure while their lives should last, or 



84 FOGG FAMILY, FOURTH REUNION. 

any of their oldest male posterity, who may be judged 
worthy. It was also a mutual benefit association. 

On the i8th of December, 1785, Major Fogg was mar- 
ried to Lydia Hill, only daughter of Jonathan and Lydia 
Hill of Cambridge. 

There was quite a romance connected with their early 
acquaintance ; I have often heard her tell the story : — 

While he was a student at Harvard, and about seventeen 
years of age, he was present at the christening of an 
infant; and he playfully remarked to a friend, that he 
meant to marry her sometime ; which pledge was fulfilled 
when he was thirty-five and she nineteen. 

Six children were born to them, — two sons and four 
daughters. The sons, Thomas and Jeremiah, both went 
West ; took up Government land ; married and settled in 
Ohio. The three eldest daughters married townsmen, 
well- to-do farmers, who were born, lived and died in the 
good old town : — 

Martha, the eldest, married Samuel Tucke, had seven 
children, three sons and four daughters. 

Catherine married Josiah Blake, had nine children, 
five sons asd four daughters. 

Frances married Smith Lamprey, had five children, 
three sons and two daughters. 

Irene, the youngest, (my mother,) married Green 
Perkins, of Seabrook, had one child. They lived in Sea- 
brook several years, finally returning to the old home in 
Kensington. 

Major Fogg died after a short illness, in 1808, in the 
house where he was born, in Kensington, aged fifty-nine 
years. We find among his descendants but few military 
men, though we do not know what might have developed 
had they lived in Revolutionary years There were three, 
however, who served in the Civil War, one of these having 
seen service in the Mexican W^ar. 

While we do not find any especially distinguished, — no 
President or Millionaire, — there were no knaves or crim- 
inals ; but just Honest and True Men and Women. 



FOGG PAMHY. FOURTH REUNION. 85 

In Memoriam. 

By Mrs. George Lyman Davenport, Cohasset, Mass. 

Those of us who have been members of the Fogg Family 
Association from its ver}' beginning at Hampton Beach, 
that beautiful September day, in 1902, and have looked 
forward each year to seeing again, at our annual gather- 
ing, pleasant acquaintances and friends, of whose very 
existence we might have been still ignorant were it not 
for this bond of descent from our common ancestor, — 
Samuel Fogge, are beginning to miss some warm hand- 
clasps, and must look in vain lor some familiar faces. 

There are others, too, who never met with us, but who 
were, we know, interested in our Fogg annals, and had 
hoped sometime to join our visible ranks, who have gone 
from earth, their life-work ended. 

From the records furnished me by our Secretary, and 
from such additional information as could, in the too short 
time that I have been able to give to this subject, be ob- 
tained from relatives and friends of the deceased, has been 
derived the following necrology of the Foggs in the last 
three years. 

Two deaths are reported in 1902 ; five in 1903 ; 
ten in 1904; five in 1905. 

Ezra Dodge FSigg. born at Salem Mass., April 27, 1824, 
died at New Haven, Conn. Nov. 21, 1902. He was a son 
of Stephen Fogg, and of the sixth generation from Sam- 
uel I, through his son, Seth 2. 

James Skinner McGillivray, son of Rev. Alexander and 
Elisabeth (Skinner) McGillivray, was born in Nova 
Scotia, March 4, 1844, and died in Chelsea, Mass. Dec. 23, 

1902. He married Mary Ellen Fogg, of the eighth gener- 
ation from Samuel i through his son, Daniel 2, and she 
survives him. 

Charles Henry Fogg, — attended our first Reunion, 
Sept. 2, 1902, at Hampton Beach, N. H., — he was of the 
eighth generation from Samuel i, through James 2 ; was 
born in Amesbury, Mass., Feb. 27, 1847, and died Jan. 29, 

1903. He was a nephew of John H. Fogg, of Hampton ; 
his father, Jeremiah R. Fogg, being the elder and only 
brother of the latter. 



86 FOGG FAM11.Y. FOURTH REUNION. 

Mrs. Sarah A. (Fogg) Dustin, widow of David Dustin, 
was born in Canaan, N. H., Sept. 19, 1828, and died at 
Hillsboro, N. H., April 14, 1903. She was the daughter 
of Samuel and Ivucy (Fogg) Fogg, and a descendant on 
both father and mother's side in the seventh generation 
from Samuel i, through James 2. She leaves two sons, 
Allen, of Hillsboro Bridge, N. H., and George, of 
Canaan, N. H. 

James Ivclnnd Fogg, of the seventh generation from 
Samuel i through Seth 2, was born at Rochester, N. Y. 
March 20, 1845, and died in Chicago, 111. Sept. 28, 1903, 
after a short illness. He was the son of James P. and 
Emily (Ware) Fogg. In 1863, the family moved to 
Chicago, where in later years they established the firm of 
James P. Fogg & Son, seed-merchants, which became 
we)l known through the northwest. James Iceland Fogg, 
was afterwards connected with the Leonard Seed Co. of 
which house he was a valued member at the time of his 
death. 

From the age of eighteen, when Chicago became his 
home, most of his life was spent there, with an occasional 
year in some other western town. 

He also spent a year on a farm, then owned by his uncle 
Josiah Fogg, in Deerfield, Mass., "thereby lollowing 
family tradition, as his mother, father, uncle, and an aunt 
— Miss Martha Fogg, — have at different times lived in 
old Deerfield St." 

In 1870, he was married to Miss Elizabeth Lockwood, 
of Prairie Du Chien, Wis. who. with their two daughters 
and three sons, survives him ; the eldtst daughter, Kmily, 
is married to Prof. Edwin Sherwood Meade, oi Hammon- 
ton, N. J.; the second is the wife of Lawrence McMasters 
and lives in Chicago. The two sons, Lockwood Ware 
and James Leland, with the youngest daughter, live with 
their mother in Chicago. 

His sister, Miss Emily Starr Fogg, who hopes to be 
with us another year, says of Mr. Fogg: " In later life he 
was extremely deaf, and this misfortune cut him off from 
social life, and was a constant trial to one of his sunny, 
happy disposition. In all relations a loving, tender man, 
very dear to his own, — this tells his life's story. 



FOGG FAMILY. FOURTH REUNION. 87 

Mrs. Sarah (French) Fogg, daughter of the late Joseph 
French, of Skowhegan, Maine, was born at that place 
Dee. 25, 1830. She was married Nov. 12, 1854, to Albion 
Kent Paris Fogg, of Cornville, Maine, who was of the 7th 
generation from Samuel through Seth 2. Since his death, 
Oct. I, 1893, she has continued to reside in the home on 
the main Cornville road, which was theirs from their 
marriage, until her death, Oct. 29, 1903, after a year of 
suffering. Mrs. Fogg is said to have been possessed of 
unusual brightness, which made her an attractive neigh- 
bor ; and to have been a shrewd manager in all domestic 
affairs. She leaves two daughters, Grace B. and Eliza 
A. Fogg. 

Miss Sarah Hayden Mayer, daughter of Elisha N. and 
Susannah (Fogg) Mayer, and of the sixth generation from 
Samuel i, through Seth 2 ; born in Braintree, Mass., 
March 15, 1833, died in Braintree, Nov. 24. 1903. While 
not a member of our Association, being quite closely 
confined at home of late years by ill-health, she had great 
interest in her ancestry, and liked to talk with relatives 
of her grandfather, Dr. Daniel Fogg, who came to Brain- 
tree, and established himself there in the practice of med- 
icine, soon after the Revolution. 

The house which her grandfather built, of which the 
front porch was modelled after that of his lather. Rev. 
Jeremiah Fogg of Kensington, has this year been torn 
down by later owners, and the brass latch and handle of 
the front door, has been given to Miss Susannah Niles 
Mayer, the only sister of Miss Sarah, and is now displayed 
by her with pride on the front door of her present home ; 
she has had a knocker made to match the handle, and her 
only sorrow in regard to it is, that her sister is not here to 
enjoy it with her. 

Miss Sarah taught school in Milton, more than fifty 
years ago ; and also, I think, in Braintree. She was an 
active worker in the Orthodox Cong'l Church of Braintree 
for many years, and was in sympathy with all good 
things. 



88 FOGG FAMILY. FOURTH REUNION. 

Mrs. Lemuel Raymond Fogg, widow of Lemuel R. Fogg 
of the seventh generation, and step-mother of Charles 
Nelson Fogg, of the 8th generation from Samuel i thro' 
Daniel 2, died in New Gloucester, Maine, March 10, 1904. 

Josiah Tilton Blake, eldest son of Josiah Tilton and 
Catherine (Fogg) Blake, was born in Kensington, N. H., 
August 26, 1812, of the sixth generation from Samuel i 
through Seth 2. His father was a farmer and sold butter 
and eggs in Boston. His mother, a daughter of Major 
Jeremiah Fogg, was born in the house built by her grand- 
father, Rev. Jeremiah Fogg. Mr, Blake went to Lynn, 
Mass., in 1836, and there learned the trade of carpenter, 
which he always followed. He married, Jan. 10, 1841, 
Joanna Harris Raynes, of York, Maine, by whom he had 
seven children, three of whom survive him, and live in 
Lynn. He was all his life interested in Universalism ; 
and was a constant attendant at the Universalist Church 
in Lynn. 

Seth Fogg, born April 26, 1818, at Monmouth, Maine, 
died at New Vineyard, Maine, April 8, 1904. He was son 
of Royal and Ruth (Blake) Fogg, and the only brother of 
Rev. John B. Fogg, of Monmouth, and was of the seventh 
generation from Samuel i, through Seth. He left three 
sons : Royal Webster, Charles Wallace, of Portland, and 
Elmer Winfred Fogg of New Vineyard, Maine. 

Mrs Mary E. TFogg) King, born in Monmouth, Maine, 
Nov. 1, 1816, died May i, 1904; was sister of Seth, dau. 
of Royal Fogg, and of the seventh generation from Sam- 
uel, through Seth. 

Samuel James Fogg, born in North Hampton, N. H., 
May 27, 1823, died May 15, 1904. He was the son of 
Richard and Elisabeth (Batchelder) Fogg, and of the 
sixth generation from Samuel through Seth. He went to 
Newburyport, in 1840, when only seventeen ; and was a 
gardener. Mr. Fogg was almost totally blind the last few 
years of his life ; was patient and resigned under his 
affliction. He attended our first reunion, and was in 
sympathy with Mrs. A. J. Fogg in her efforts to secure 
data for her memorial. He leaves a daughter, Mrs. Ralph 
E. E. Beatley, and two sons, Clarence James and George 
Arthur, of Newburyport. 



FOGG FAMILY. FOURTH REUNION. 89 

Mrs. Almeda P. (Nichols) Fogg, born in Canaan, 
N. H. June 3, 1819, died May 30, 1904. She was the 
widow of George Wallace Fogg, who was of the sixth 
generation from Samuel i, through James 2 ; leaves a son 
Wallace George, and a grandson George Wallace, — 
of Canaan. 

Ireton Willard Fogg, son of Horace and Ann L,. 
(Seabury) Fogg, and of the ninth generation from Sam- 
uel I, through Daniel 2, was born in Greene, Maine, Feb- 
ruary 7, 1879, and died Oct. 18, 1904, at the early age of 
twenty-five years. He was a member of the Fogg Family 
Association. 

Mrs. Sarah WMlcox (Adams) Fogg, born Dec. 10, 1829, 
died Nov. 10, 1904. She was the wife of Rev. John B. 
Fogg, who is of the seventh generation from Samuel i, 
through Seth 2. Owing to ill health, Mrs. Fogg had not 
attended reunions, but was a member of the Association. 

Mrs. Mary E. (Drake) Fogg, daughter of Samuel and 
Mehitabel (Pickering) Drake, of North Hampton, N. H. 
born Jan. 9, 1832, and wife of John H. Fogg of Hampton ; 
died Dec. 12, 1904. She was a member of the Association. 
Many of us remember her most pleasantly as we saw her 
on the Golden Wedding anniversary, Sept. 2, 1902, when 
she stood with her husband in the garlanded bay-window, 
and greeted us all so kindly, just because we were of the 
lineage of Fogg. Her face looks at us from the photo- 
graphs taken that day, with a wistful happiness in its 
expression. It is beautiful that they were not long parted. 

On the last day of the year 1904, Mrs. Susan Mayer 
(Farnsworth) Hill, passed away. She was the daughter 
of Rev. James Delap and Rebecca Miller Mayer ( Fogg) 
Farnsworth, and was born in Oxford, N. H. Nov. 17, 1827. 
She was of the sixth generation from Samuel i, through 
Seth 2 ; her mother being a daughter of Dr. Daniel Fogg, 
of Braintree. Her father held several pastorates, — Ox- 
ford, N. H., Paxton, Boxboro, North Chelsea, Bridge- 
water, Mass. One who knew her well, writes : 
' " Her early life, spent in the home of her parents, gave 
to her naturally strong nature the firm Puritan principles 
upon which her character was built, and which governed 
and controlled all her life." 



go FOGG FAM11.Y. FOURTH REUNION. 

Her common school education was supplemented by 
that of Abbot Academy, Andover. and Lawrence Acad- 
emy, Groton, Mass. She fitted herself for teaching, and 
pursued that vocation until her marriage, teaching in — 
Boxboro, Harvard, Braintree, and Bridgewater, and for a 
short time in Richmond, Va. Before her death, she had 
arranged to present a clock to the town of Bridgewater, to 
be placed in the village school, where she was once the 
teacher. 

November 22, 1855, she was married to William F. Hill, 
of Bridgewater, where they resided until 1866, removing 
then to Lynn, Mass., where the longest period of her life 
was spent. The death of her husband, who was for twenty- 
seven years Deacon of the East Baptist Church, in Lynn, 
occurred Dec. 16, 1900. 

Mrs. Hill was an earnest and faithful member of the 
Central Cong'l Church of Lynn, and was active in the 
work of the Woman's Board, and in the Sunday-school 
until her death. She was a charter member of the Lynn 
Historical Socjety, and of the Sons and Daughters of New 
Hampshire, and a much interested member of the Fogg 
Family Association. 

Those who have known the hospitality of her home, 
speak of it in strongest terms. She was a loyal friend and 
a courageous one. From near and distant relatives, and 
from friends and acquaintances, comes the same warm 
appreciation. 

Of her five children three survive her, a son and two 
daughters, with four grandchildren ; "all of whom," as 
one of them has said, "rise up and call her blessed." An 
excellent notice of her life in the records of the Lynn 
Historical Society, closes with this paragraph : 

" Mrs. Hill was very loyal to her Church and to her 
religious convictions. She considered it not only a duty 
to be good but to do good ; and not to be weary in well- 
doing ; and she always did with her might, what her hand 
found to do. She enjoyed life, and all her years, nearly 
fourscore and ten, were filled with usefulness. Her friends 
will remember her as one, of whom it can justly be writ- 
ten, — She hath done what she could." 



FOGG FAMI1,Y. FOUkTH REUNION. 9I 

Charles Richard Fogg, a member of the Fogg Family 
Association, was born in North Hampton, N. H. Aug. lo, 
1846, died at Newburyport, Mass., March 21, 1905. He 
was son of Jeremiah Batchelder and Eliza Jane ( Beton) 
Fogg, and was of the seventh generation from Samuel i, 
through Seth 2. Mr. Fogg was a member of the Histori- 
cal Committee, to assist Mrs. A. J. Fogg in gathering 
data lor the Fogg Memorial. He leaves a wife and son 
Herbert of Newburyport, Mass. 

John Henry Fogg, a member of the Fogg Family Asso- 
ciation, was born in Hampton, N. H. July i, 1828, and 
died there of pneumonia, March 30, 1905, less than four 
months after the death of his wife. They had no children. 
He was the third of the six children of Abraham and 
Mary (Robinson) Fogg, and a descendant in the sixth 
generation of Samuel i, through James 2. 

He lived on the farm which had descended from the 
original grant from father to son, without the passing of 
deeds, since it was first granted to Samuel i, as a part of 
his possession. James 2 was probably the first of the 
name to live upon it ; and the house where we were wel- 
comed in 1902, is not the original house, it being the third 
house erected ; some timbers of the second house are pre- 
served in the barn. But it appeals to us as no other house 
now standing does, as an ancestral homestead, as it in fact 
is, for all the descendants through James 2. 

Although remote from the centre of the town, Mr. Fogg 
has always kept in touch with public affairs. While he 
has "been a practical and progressive farmer, and has 
kept his farm in a high state of cultivation by the most 
approved methods and best implements," he has repeat- 
edly served Hampton as a Selectman, often as Chairman 
of the Board, and as Representative to the Legislature. 

He was a zealous member of the Cong'l Church of 
Hampton, and has been Treasurer of the Parish for the 
last twenty-five years. 

Since 1880, he has been a trustee of Hampton Academy. 
When our Association was formed, we naturally looked to 
him as our first President; and he filled that office with 
great acceptance at our recent meeting, Aug. 20, 1903. 



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FOGG FAMILY. FOURTH REUNION. 



Mrs. Sarah Waite (Shuman) Fogg, was born at Kings- 
ton, R. I. Oct. 22, 1819, and died atWollaston, Mass., 
April 24, 1905. She was the widow of A-bner Fogg, of 
the sixth generation from Samuel i, through Seth. Mrs. 
Fogg leaves a son, Abner, and two daughters, Mrs. Lu- 
cinda Pierce, of Everett, and Mrs Jerome C. Hosmer, 
of Dorchester. 

Mrs. Ruth Kimball (Fogg) VanPelt, was born at Ep- 
ping, N. H. Sept. 19, 1846, and died at Copenhagen, N. Y. 
May 18, 1905. She was the wife of Samuel VanPelt, and 
the daughter of Nathaniel Pierce and Charlotte Ann 
(Twombly) Fogg, and was of the eighth generation from 
Samuel i, through Seth 2, also cousin of Lewis Everett 
Fogg, of Keene, N. H. 

Mrs. Elisabeth (Shorey) Price, was born at Industry, 
Maine, Feb. 6, 1819, and died at Auburndale, Mass. July 
12, 1905. She was the daughter of Peletiah and Sarah 
(Fogg) Shorey, and on her mother's side was of the 7th 
generation from Samuel Fogg, through Seth 2. Mrs. Price 
intended to join our Association a year ago, at Portland, 
but was prevented by illness. It has been her desire to 
meet with us this year ; but she has been called from 
earthly scenes. She is represented here today by her 
daughter, Mrs. Harris, and two grandaughters. 

Hubbard Fogg, was born at Ossipee, N. H Oct. 12, 
1829, and died at Sanford, Maine, Jan. i, 1903. 

He was son of James Fogg, and Hannah (Hubbard) 
Fogg, who was a very successful teacher of common 
schools in Ossipee, N. H. and Parsonfield, Maine, and the 
grandson of Dea. Seth Fogg, of the First Free Baptist 
Church at Ossipee, and was of the seventh generation 
from Samuel i, through Seth 2. 

Hubbard Fogg was appointed a member in 1902, of the 
Historical Committee, to assist Mrs. A. J. Fogg in gath- 
ering data for her Fogg Memorial. He began teaching 
in 1848, and taught in Sanford, Saco, Me., Dover, N. H., 
and Boston Reform School at Deer Island. 

Mr. Fogg leaves a daughter, Mrs. Fred A. Brown, of 
Portland, and four sons, Willis x\. of Maiden, Mass., 
George Herbert, of Chicago, Newton H., Newell T. of 
Springvale, Maine. 



FOGG FAMILY. FOURTH REUNION. 93 

William Williams Fogg, born at Brooks, Maine. Oct. 12 
1845, died at Bangor, Maine, Dec. 8, 1904, sou of John 
Hamilton and Esther (Davis) Fogg, and eighth in descent 
from Samuel i through his son Daniel 2. Mr. Fogg was 
a merchant in Bangor, served in the Civil War, where he 
lost his health. He died of an apoplectic shock, six hours 
after attack. Left a widow ; no children. 

Only one of those whose names are here given, attained 
the ripe age of either of the sons of Samuel, yet while his 
four sons lived to be over ninety, there were three others 
who died while mere children, — so the average may be 
much the same. 

Many later lives may be richer in many ways than those 
of the dwellers in Hampton, but we owe much to our 
"forbears," there by the great ocean, for the quiet strength 
of character they bequeathed to us. 

The Antiquity Interesting. 

Read by the writer, Alvbn H. Fogg, Rockland, Maine. 

The Foggs in England, of which those in New Eng- 
land are descendants, signify great age ; the antiquity 
interesting. 

These matters are found and recorded in that Domesday 
Book, said to be the finest of European records. Compiled 
by commissioners appointed by William the Conqueror, in 
the year 1086. Also revised in the year 1273 ; here again 
the Foggs are found as land owners. Kent county is the 
most solid part of England ; here many families took most 
solid hold. Of course some branches have run out ; others 
have continued. 

The life of Katherine Parr perhaps will serve to illus- 
trate. She was the Queen Consort of King Henry VIII. 
She descended from a long line of Foggs, briefly stated, 
that noble woman maintaining .Court life, through her 
diplomacy she not only escaped the fate of his other wives, 
but she had done much to restrain the many bad moves of 
which King Henry the VIII was noted. 

After his death, she married Lord Seymore, the Uncle 
of Edward VI. Katherine died in the year 1548. 

During the Norman Conquest, from 1017 to 1042, Eng- 



94 FOGG FAUIUY. FOURTH REUNION. 

land and Ireland were ruled by three successive Danish 
Kings. As a result of this, war traditions reveal that the 
Foggs in England fought their own blood. 

Says the family writers, they were known among the 
Vicking or Jute Tribe before they were known in England 
or before the English language was spoken. A warlike 
people, who in common with others, were a menace to the 
Southern countries, — notably England, Ireland and the 
north of France. A people who inhabited what is now 
known as Denmark, a land oifog. A people who in early 
days were exposed to cold, wet and dreary privations ; — 
stamped into their natures that deep seriousness contin- 
uing to the present day. 

The Northmen were a bold, adventurous, enduring 
people. History reveals that they led a wild life. As the 
eldest son inherited the estate, the younger sons were 
engaged in war and voyages of discovery of a number of 
lands, among them our own New England from the year 
looi to 1007, or about five hundred years prior to the 
discovery by Columbus ; yet nothing grew out of it. 

Samuel Fogg, the first parent we know, of Exeter, 
England, no record of any other, sailed* from Yarmouth, 
April 8, 1620, in the ship Arobell, a name known and 
cherished by the older members of the family. Among 
his fellow voyagers, he had a goodly number of prominent 
people ; some of whom were wealthy men and women, 
well educated, leaving behind them good homes. They 
were coming to New England in order to do something. 
America had been discovered 138 years, yet little or noth- 
ing had been done in behalf of colonization ; but in that 
memorable year, 1630, in the Western horizon, hitherto 
unknown, appeared a ray of light. 

Among the ship's company was John Winthrop, that 
noble pioneer, the first Governor of Massachusett's Bay 
Colony. The ship arrived in Salem sixty-five days later, 
— a colony then comprising but few people. 

There were previously sent out people, the number not 
stated, to erect suitable shelterings, preparatory to the 



No proof of this can be found. — Mrs. A. J. Fogg. 



FOGG FAMILY. POUKTH KKUNION. 95 

coming of the Puritan fathers and mothers. Instead; upon 
their arrival, they found but a few small huts. That first 
autumn and winter, as the result of exposure aud^priva- 
tions, about 200 precious souls sickened and died in the 
solitude of the New England wilderness. Some aid was 
provided by the Plymouth Colony ; yet hard were the 
losses of those people to the Massachusetts Bay Colony. 

In early Colonial history, one may read the workings of 
the grateful hearts, contemplative minds, who the first 
season founded Salem, Charlestown, Cambridge, Water- 
town, Roxbury, Dorchester, Boston, then called Shawmut 
or the Three Hills, — founded late that season. 

Thus commenced the settling of New England, except a 
feeble attempt by the Plymouth Colony. 

In the ship Arobcll came to New England the first germ 
of religious toleration. In the now city of Providence, in 
the year 1636, was founded a full measure of human 
rights, a ^ystem that never dies ; besides they contended 
that the Sovereign of England had no right to deprive the 
Indians of their hunting ground, giving them nothing in 
return, who were ever the white man's friend who advoca- 
ted their cause. 

* * Samuel Fogg, as it was then common among others, 
did not settle in Massachusetts. In his wanderings of 
eight years, as if to escape some of the entanglements 
prevailing in the new world, he journeyed northward, 
along the Atlantic coast, to Hampton, in the year 1638. — 
He there hewed himself a home, whose primeval forest 
and broad acres, himself, his sons and their sons labored 
and stood sentinel over eight generations. 

Samuel at the age of thirty-nine, married Anna Shaw ; 
she bore him two living sons. 

His second wife, Mary Page, bore him two sons, — 
Seth and James. 

There were seven Samuels down to seventy years ago. 

Samuel the second lived 107 years ; Daniel 95 , Seth 90; 
and James 92. 

Samuel 2, married Mary Marston in 1666 ; he settled on 
his father's estate ; subsequently moved to New Jersey. 

Samuel 3d, born 1756, and wife, — she who was Ruth 



96 FOGG FAMILY. FOURTH REUNION. 

Lane, born 1762, migrated from New Hampshire in the 
year 1805, including 15 children, — my father then a babe ; 
they journeyed and settled in Cornville, Maine. Chil- 
dren, seventeen ; eight of whom became fathers, and 
eight were mothers. The next to the youngest son was 
accidentally scalded to death, in early life. Grandchildren 
originating — 127; but from Daniel and Hannah (lyibbey) 
Fogg, who settled in Eliot, from that branch the most of 
the Foggs originated. 

There are in Portsmouth and vicinity a few colored 
people by the name of Fogg, said to be the descendants of 
Fogg slaves, — the name they adopted in recent times. 

Samuel Fogg and his descendants ; — early descendants 
whom we have met to commemorate. It gives me pleas- 
ure to say, they have done much to mold the history of our 
Country. The daughters long ago were engaged in the 
activities of life ; with the hand-loom clothed the world ; 
while the sons were engaged in the Colonial Wars. In 
the battles of Quebec, at Louisburg, in the War of the 
Revolution, they were engaged. In the Wars of more 
recent date they were engaged. True to the records of 
their ancestry, they fought and bled ; they have done 
their duty. 

Do what you can for others, as well as for yourself ! In 
this respect continue to emulate the lives of our great 
Family, who from authentic record have maintained their 
identity nearly a thousand years. 

One word more : We are living in a country having no 
independent name of its own. I think our Government 
should by a Congressional enactment, discard the word 
America, and substitute in thoughtful remembrance of the 
achievements won by the great Discoverer, — yes, that 
genial sentence : 

THE UNITED STATES OF COLUMBIA. 



FOGG FAMHY. FOURTH REUNION. 97 

A Dissertation on Heraldry. 

Prepared and read at Boston by Mrs. A. J. FoGG. 

Heraldry may be defined, " The art of blazoning, assign- 
ing and marshalling coat armour ;" or, more particularly, 
the art of explaining in proper terms, all that relates or 
appertains to the bearing of Arms, Crests, Badges, Quar- 
terings, and other hereditary marks of honor. 

The origin of badges and emblems may certainly be 
traced to the earliest times ; but while it may be admitted 
that in the ancient world, warlike nations bore on their 
shields and standards distinguishing devices, it is not 
clear that ever Heraldry can be traced to a more remote 
period than the twelfth, or at farthest, the eleventh 
century. Numerous tombs existed, of persons of noble 
blood, who died before the year 1000. Yet there is not an 
instance known of one with a heraldic bearing. 

The word Heraldry, is derived from the German Herr, a 
host, or army ; and Held, a champion. And the term 
Blazon^ has most probably its origin in the German word, 
blazen, "to blow the horn." Whenever a new Knight 
appeared at a tournament, the heiald sounded the trumpet, 
and as the competitors attended with closed visor, it was 
his duty to explain the bearing of the shield or coat 
armour belonging to each. 

At first, armorial bearings were probably like surnames, 
assumed by each warrior at his free will and pleasure, to 
distinguish himself and followers from others. 

The earliest Heraldic documents that have been handed 
down, are the — 

Roll of Arms, made between the years 1240 and 1245 ; 
it contained the names and the arms of the Barons and 
Knights of the reign of King Henry III ; 

The Roll of Arms of King Edward 2nd, made between 
the years 1308 and 1314; is divided into counties, and 
comprised the names and arms of about 1160 persons ; 

And still another Roll appears to have been compiled 
between the years 1337 and 1350, which was most com- 
prehensive, embracing the Arms of all the Peers and 
Knights in England, arranged in the follownng order: — 
First : the King, the Earls, the Barons. Second : the 



98 FOGG FAMILY. FOURTH REUNION. 

Knights, under their respective counties. Third : The 
great Personages who lived in earlier times. 

In the reign of Henry V, a proclamation was issued, 
prohibiting the use of Heraldic ensigns, to all who could 
not show an original and valid right, except "those 
who had borne arms at Agincourt." But, despite the 
royal ordinance, abuses continued to such an extent, they 
gave rise in the early part of the sixteenth century to the 
Heraldic Visitations, documents of high authority and 
value. 

Royal commissions were issued under the Great Seal, 
to the two Provincial Kings of Arms, authorizing and 
commanding each, by himself or duputy, to visit the whole 
of his provinces, and summon those who bore, or assumed 
to bear arms, and were styled Esquires, to produce their 
authority for bearing or using the same. All persons who 
can deduce descent from an ancestor whose armorial en- 
signs have been acknowledged in any one of these visita- 
tions, are entitled to carry those arms by right of 
inheritance. 

Nobles bore their arms, charged upon their shield, 
which is also designated the field or escutcheon. The 
shield, when in actual use, was held by the Knight in 
front of him, and in a representation of a coat of arms, that 
part of the shield which occurs on the left side is called 
the Dexter, and that on the right the Sinister. 

The colors common to shields, or their bearings, are 
called tinctures, and are of seven different kinds; five 
colors and two metals, viz. gold ; arjent, silver or white ; 
azure, blue ; gules, red ; vert, green ; purpure, purple ; 
and sable, black. 

Charges are the various figures depicted on shields, by 
which the bearers are distinguished one from another. 
All charges are either proper or common. The proper 
charges are those which particularly belong to the Art of 
Heraldry, and are of ordinary use therein ; hence they are 
styled Ordinances. Among the proper charges is the 
Fess, crossing the shield horizontally, and emblematic of 
the military girdle worn around the body over the armor. 

Differences, marks of cadency are the distinctions used 



FOGG FAMILY. FOURTH REUNION. 99 

to indicate the various branches or cadets of one family, 
and are found on the shield directly under the helmet. — 
The eldest son, during the lifetime of his father, bears a 
Label; the second son, a Crescent; the third, a Mullet; 
the fourth, a Martlett ; the fifth, an Annulet ; and so on. 

The Crest, — yields in honor to none of the heraldic 
insignas ; and derives its name from Crista, a cockscomb ; 
and was deemed a greater mark of nobility than the Coat 
armor. For the latter, the Noble would succeed by birth ; 
but to obtain the former, he must be a Knight in actual 
service. The Crest was the emblem that served when the 
banner was rent assunder, and the shield broken, as a 
rallying point for Knight's followers, and a distinguishing 
mark of his own prowess. 

As early as the year iioi, a Seal of Philip, Count of 
Flanders, represents him with a Crest ; but at that period 
and for a century and a half after, few of lesser degree 
than Sovereigns or Commanders in the wars, ventured to 
carry this mark of distinction. 

After the institution, however, of the Order of the 
Garter, the Knights of that illustrious Order, adopted 
Crests ; and the practice soon became so general, that 
these emblems were assumed indiscriminately by all those 
who considered themselves legally entitled to Coat Armor. 

Originally Crests were carved in light wood, or made of 
boiled leather, passed into a mould, in the form of some 
animal, real or fictions, and were placed over the belmet, 
with the Torse Wreath or Bandean between, which was 
formed by two pieces of silk, "twisted together by the 
Lady who chose the bearer for her Knight." The tinc- 
tures of the Torse, are always those of the principal metal 
and color of the arms ; and it is the rule in delineating the 
Torse, that the first coil shall be of the metal, and the last 
coil of the color of which the achievement is constituted. 

Crests have sometimes been confounded with Badges, 
— a distinct device, intended to distinguish the retainers 
of certain great noblemen, and wrought or sewn upon their 
liveries. This was held in high esteem, until the reign of 
Queen Elisabeth, — when the last brilliant relic of the 



lOO FOGG FAMILY. FOURTH REUNION. 

feudal system, — the joust, tournament, and all their 
paraphernalia, fell Into disuse. 

The Motto is a word, saying or sentence, which gentle- 
men carried in a scroll under the Arms, and sometimes 
over the Crest. It was considered the watchword of the 
Camp, and its use can be traced to a remote period. It is 
asserted they came into use during the reign of Henry III. 
Be this as it may, their general usage may be accurately 
dated from the institution of the Order of the Garter ; for 
after the celebrated event, they became very general, and 
daily gained in favor. During the wars of Henry V, VI, 
and VIII, innumerable mottoes graced the shields of the 
warriors. And in the courtly days of Queen Elisabeth, 
devices were especially fashionable. Mottoes were taken, 
changed, relinquished, when, and as often as the bearer 
thought best. 

The Helmet or Casque is varied in shape in different 
ages and countries. The most ancient is the simplest, 
composed of iron, of a shape fitted to the head, and flat 
upon the top, with an aperture for light. This is styled 
the Norman Helmet, and appears on very old seals, at- 
tached to the Gorjet, a separate piece of armor that cov- 
ered the neck. The Helmet is placed immediately above 
the escutcheon and supports the Torse on which is the 
Crest. 

The Mantle is from a French word, Manteau, and served 
as a protection, (being spread over and pendant from the 
Helmet,) to repel the extremity of wet, cold and heat, 
and withal to preserve the accoutrements from rust. 



FOGG PAMHY. FOURTH REUNION. lOI 

Sept. I, 1905 : 

The company met with Mrs. Adna J. Fogg, and visited 
places of historic interest in Boston ; one of these localities 
was the Fogg Art Museum at Harvard, — a monument 
indeed to the name. 

The various oflBces for the year, were filled with names 
which grow more and more universal, as the Associations 
are repeated : — 

Honorary President : — 

Rev. John B. Fogg, Monmouth, Maine. 

President : 

Mrs. George Lyman Davenport, Cohasset, Mass. 

Vice Presidents : 

Mrs. James Skinner McGillivany, Boston. 
George Frederick Shedd, Nashua, N. H. 
Almon Hayes Fogg, Houlton, Maine. 

Executive Committee : ^ 

Mrs. Frank A. Fogg, I^aconia, N. H. 
Mrs. Willis Allen Fogg, Maiden, Mass. 
Mrs. Emery A. R. Fogg Ayers, East Boston, Mass. 
Mrs. Vanrice A. Stephens, Boston. 
Mrs. Charles Augustus Hillard, I^ynn, Mass. 
Mrs. Frank Prescott Fogg, Dorchester, Mass. 
Mrs. Lewis Everett Fogg, Keene, N. H. 
Mrs. Ella Fogg Hasty, Limerick, Maine. 

Secretary and Treasurer : 
Mrs. Adna J. Fogg, Boston. 

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I02 FOGG FAMILY. FOURTH REUNION. 

The Secretary gave the following records, or "items," 
which are of both value and interest : 

We have on our books, two hundred and twenty-one 
members. Of these, — 

Thirty-three are Charter members. 
First Reunion, September 2, 1902. 

40 became members 1902-3. 

60 became members 1903-4. 

40v.t)ecame members 1904-5. 

41^ became members 1905-6. 
Thirty-three members have paid yearly dues 4 years. 
Thirty-four " " 3 years. 

Forty-four " " 2 years. 

Ten " " I year. 

Our Registration Book shows : 

One hundred and ninety. four registered at the First 

Reunion, September 2, 1902, Hampton Beach. 
One hundred and ninety-seven registered at the Second 

Reunion, August 20, 1903. Hampton Beach. 
One hundred and eighty-four registered at the Third 

Reunion, August 21, 1904, Portland, Maine. 
One hundred and sixty-two registered at the Fourth 

Reunion, August 31, 1905, Boston. 

The Youngest Charter Member, is — 

Forrest Glenn Fogg, Boston, born September 26, 1887, 
son of x\. J. Fogg ; and descended in the ninth generation 
from Samuel the First through his Fourth son, James. 

The Oldest Charter Member, was — 

Rev. John Blake Fogg, born at Monmouth, Maine, 
February 14, 1825, (now deceased,) descended in the 
seventh generation from Samuel the ist, through his 
third son Seth. 

The oldest male member of our Association, is — 

Hiram Hayes Fogg, Bangor, Maine ; 
born at Milton Pond, N. H. September 4, 1824; 
descended in the sixth generation from Samuel the ist, 
through his second son, Daniel. 



FOGG FAMILY. FOURTH KKUNlON. IO3 

The oldest female member of our Association, is — 
Mrs. Hannah Higgins Fogg Boobar, San Francisco ; 
born at Bowdoinham, Maine, July 20, 1823; 
descent either from Samuel or Seth, — sons of Samuel ist. 

The youngest female member of our Association, is — 
Blanche Taylor Fogg, Laconia, N. H.; 
born at Derry, N. H. Dec. 17, 1892 ; 

daughter of Frank Appleton Fogg ; and a descendant in 
the eighth generation from Samuel the ist, through his 
third son, Seth. 

The youngest member of our Association is : 
Lawrence W. Fogg, Hartford, Conn.; 
born November 16, 1900 ; 

son of Elmer Harris Fogg, and descended in the ninth 
generation from Samuel the first, through his 3d son Seth. 

The oldest one (to . my knowledge,) of the name 
Fogg, today, in New Hampshire, is Stephen Fogg, — 
living in Sandwich ; 

Born in Sandwich, N. H. Dec. 31, 1818 ; 
descended in the sixth generation from Samuel the first, 
through his fourth son, James. 

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104 FOGG FAMILY. FOURTH REUNION. 

Of our Charter Members, — 

three have passed away : 

Mrs. Susan Thayer Hill, Ivynn, Mass. 1904. 
Mrs. John Blake Fogg, Monmouth, Maine, 1904. 
Rev. John Blake Fogg, Monmouth, Maine, 1905. 

Three of our Members have finished their work here 
below : — 

Charles Richard Fogg, Newburyport, Mass- 1905. 
Ireton W. Fogg, Greene, Maine, 1904. 
John Henry Fogg, Hampton, N. H., 1905. 

We have received 

since our first Reunion, 1902, — $317 57. 
The Total Expenses— $295 18. 

The^e last pages, 102-3-4, are from a paper issued by the 
Secretary and Treasurer, Mrs. Adna J. Fogg. 



3fDgg Jamtig Jlssoriafion. 5{fj KBumun, 

HAMPTON BEACH, NEW HAMPSHIRE. 
August 31, — September i, 1906. 



With ideal weather, and the best of good will and 
friendliness, the Fogg Family of America, assembled for 
the Fifth time at — 

Picnic Hall, Casino Building, Hampton Beach, N. H. 
The cars brought large numbers of the Family to the 
Beach ; and the early hours were spent in registry and 
renewing acquaintance. 

The literary exercises were called for, at one o'clock, by 

the President of the Association, — Willis Allen Fogg, 

of Maiden, Mass , who gave an interesting introductory 
address : — 

The Cordial Greeting. 

By the President, Willis Allen Fogg. 

It is indeed a pleasure to greet such a gathering, and to 
extend to all here assembled a most cordial welcome to 
this the Fifth Annual Reunion of the Fogg Family of 
America. 

We are welcomed here to day by the outreached arms of 
the tossing sea, and by the sweet music of the waves upon 
the shore. 

Ex-Gov. John D. Long, has appropriately said on a 
somewhat similar occasion : " Enough if I touch the chord 
that is vibrating in each of your breasts, the electric fluid 
flashing back through the past, opening up all their 
vistas, peopleing them with the familiar faces and scenes 
of childhood, reminding us that youth, — though the years 
pass, though age comes, though the locks whiten, is 
eternal in the spirit, and shall endure forever in the 
memory." 

In memory of the dead, in honor of the living, and as 
an example to our children, we have assembled here to 



Io6 FOGG FAMll^V. FIFTH REUNION. 

picture the romance and virtue of our ancestors. 

Is it any wonder we should enjoy meeting together at 
these Annual Reunions, to consider questions pertaining 
to our early ancestry, and talk over the old days when we 
were boys and girls at home, possibly on the farm down in 
Maine, or up here in New Hampshire, the birthplace of 
the old home week. 

What a blessing it is to have had the fostering care of a 
sweet and tender and loving mother. Such a memory 
brings joy and gladness to our hearts. This Nation owes 
much to the worthy women of the land, who trained their 
children in the fundamental principles of good citizenship. 

Those of us present, who attended a former Reunion 
here, will recall with pleasure the brief visit we made upon 
the late Mr. and Mrs. John Fogg, on the day of their 
Golden Wedding, at the original home of Samuel Fogg, 
and their kindness and cordial greeting. 

In our imagination, we can see Mr. and Mrs. Fogg 
standing in front of the old homestead, with us gathered in 
a large family circle on the spacious lawn, and we can 
almost hear the well-chosen words of introduction and 
good cheer, offered by our late and beloved President, 
John Blake Fogg, of Monmouth, Maine, as he addressed 
the yth or 8th generation of Samuel Fogg, upon that 
historical ground of our forefathers 

Emerson has truly said : " It is long ere we discover 
how rich we are. Our history, we are sure, is quite tame. 
We have nothing to write, nothing to infer. But our 
wiser years still run back to the despised recollections of 
childhood, and always we are fashing up some wonderful 
article out of that pond." 

As you well know the name of Fogg is of great age in 
England. And those who bear it are found as land own- 
ers in the Book of the hundred rolls, prepared under the 
direction of King Edward the First, in the year 1273. 

And at an earlier date the name is found in the Domes- 
day Book, compiled by commissioners appointed by — 
William the Conqueror, in the year 1086, only twenty 
years after the Conquest of England by the Normans. 



FOGG FAMIJ^Y. FIFTH KKUNlUN. 107 

Samuel Fogg, our early ancestor, settled in Hampton 
about the year 1638. His first wife was Anne Shaw, 
whom he married Oct 12, 1652, when he was 39 years of 
age. She died in the year 1661. By this marriage he had 
four sons and one daughter ; but only the eldest and 
youngest sons lived to grow to manhood : Samuel born 
1653, Daniel born 1660. 

Samuel Fogg married for his second wife, Mary Page ; 
a daughter of Robert Page, who was a large land owner, 
and member of the General Court. By this marriage he 
had two sons, Seth and James, and a daughter, Hannah. 
The four sons of Samuel Fogg lived to the remarkable 
ages, — Samuel, 107, Daniel 95, Seth 90, James 92. 

Samuel Fogg the ist, made a wise choice in selecting a 
home in this part of the country. In those early days the 
rivers and sea were the principal highways, and an impor- 
tant source of food supply. He little dreamed what a 
famous resort this region was destined to become. Today 
the whole seacoast between Hampton River, N. H. and 
Ogunquit Harbor, Me. offers many and varied attractions 
to the summer visitor. 

Portsmouth, (in later years a home of the Foggs,) was 
throughout the colonizing period, and up to the Revolu- 
tionary War, one of the most important seaports in the 
new world. It was the residence ot the Royal Governors 
up to the time the Royal authority was o^'erthrown. 

It was near here, it is claimed, at Fort Constitution, in 
Colonial days called Fort William, at the northeast ex- 
tremity of Newcastle, that the first overt act of armed 
rebellion against the authority of the crown occurred. 

The Fort was captured by a party of men, led by Capt. 
Thompson and John Langdon of Portsmouth, — the latter 
who was afterwards elected Governor of New Hampshire. 

The history of the United States is rich in romance and 
patriotism of a people, who by their loyalty and faithful 
performance of duty, while at home or on the battlefield, 
have made it possible for us to enjoy an unprecidented 
degree of prosperity, such as the world has never known. 

Frederick Schlegel says, that God has revealed Himself 



I08 FOGG FAMILY. FIFTH REUNION. 

in four ways : — In the Scripture, in Nature, in Conscience, 
and in Human History. 

At the close of the President's introductory and historic 
words, the little soulful hymn, " Blest be the tie that 
binds," was sung, — Miss Marion Shedd, Haverhill, Ms., 
piano accompanist. 

Then followed the Paper entitled, "Original Diary of 
Jeremy Fogg," born at Scarboro, Maine, January ii, 1744, 
read by his great-grandaughter, Mrs. George F. Shedd, 
of Nashua, New Hampshire. The Diary contained quaint 
and odd sayings :— 

Diary of Jeremy Fogg. 

Read at the Fifth Reunion, by Mrs. George F. Shedd. 

Preliminary Remarks : 

Mr. President, and Members of the Fogg Family 
Association : 

Before reading the Diary of Jeremy Fogg, I want to tell 
you simply who he was. I trust you will pardon me if in 
doing so, I repeat words you have heard before. For in 
the busy strife of every day life, we are apt to forget 
things to which our attention is called but once a year : 

Samuel Fogg, the imigrant ancestor and progenator of 
most, if not all, who bear the name, was an tarly settler 
in Hampton. 

In the year 1638, the General Court granted the peti- 
tioners liberty to settle. Samuel Fogg bought the farm 
from Christo Hussey, which until recently remained in 
the family, passing by inheritance from one generation to 
another. 

Samuel Fogg's fourth son. born June 19, 1660, was 
named Daniel, and I meet here today, many wearing the 
badges bearing that name. 

Daniel Fogg was a blacksmith by trade. He married 
Hannah Libbey, About 1680, he removed to (Black 
Point) Scarboro, Maine. He had a family of nine chil- 
dren, five sons and four daughters. He died in Eliot, Me. 
June 9, 1755- aged 95 years. 

One of his sons, born April 12, 1694, in Scarboro, Me., 



FOGG FAMIX.Y. FIFTH REUNION. I09 

was named Daniel, and in later years was known as Capt. 
Daniel He married Anne Hanscom, of Eliot, Maine, 
July 30, 1715. 

Samuel, their first son, born June i, 1716, in Eliot, was 
named for his Great-grandfather. About the year 1722, 
Capt. Daniel Fogg removed with his family to Scarboro. 

Samuel Fogg married Rachel . Jan. 27, 1743, and 

their first son, born June 11, 1744, in Scarboro, was named 
Jeremy. 

I hold in my hand the Original Diary, — worn and yellow 
with age, — penned with his own hand, which I will now 
read : 

[Extracts from the Diary] 

Mr. Daniel Fogg, my Great Grand Father was Born' in 
the Year, 1660, and Died in Kittery,* June the 9th Day, 
1775, aged 95 years. 

Capt. Daniel Fogg, my Grand Father, was Born April 
the i2th day, 1694. 

Mrs. Anna Fogg, my Grand Mother, was Born August 
the i6th, 1694. 

Mrs. Anna Fogg, my Grand Mother, Died April ye 15th 
1775, Aged 80 years & 8 months. 

Capt. Daniel Fogg, my grand Father, Died November 
the 30th, 1785, aged 88 years & 7 months & 18 days. 

Mr. Samuel Fogg, their first Son, and my Father, was 
Born June ye first day, 1716. And died October the 30, 
1798, Aged 82 years, 4 months, 19 days. 

My Aunt Anna Fogg, their first Daughter, was Born 
Feb'y the i6th 1718, married August 24, 1738, John Libbee. 

My Aunt Hannah Fogg, their second Daughter, was 
Born Novemb'r ye 12th day, 1719, married to Wm Hopty, 
Septm. ye 8th, 1748. 

My Uncle Ruben Fogg, their Second Son, was Born 
June ye first day 1772, married May ye 15th 1744 to Mar- 
gret Elder. 

The Diary, a book evidently of solid value, contains 
pages of family births, marriages, &c.; but as they will be 



* Now Eliot, Maine. 



no FOGG FAMILY. FIFTH REUNION. 

included in Mrs. Fogg's forthcoming Memorial, we need 
not insert them here. Of his immediate relatives, he adds 
the names and dates of his Aunt Mary, who married Geo. 
Hanscom ; Aunt Keturah, who married EHsha Hanscom ; 
Aunt Esther, who married Elisha Libbey ; Aunt Rhoda, 
who died early ; Uncle Daniel who married Sarah Scott, 
of Machias, Maine. 

A vocal solo was rendered by Clarence H. Fogg, of 
Newburyport, Mass., which merited an encore. 

After the solo was a historical paper on the Fogg Family 
Lore, written by John Livingston Wright, Boston, Mass., 
and read by Mrs. Adna J. Fogg. Livingston Wright is 
the great-grandson of Dea. Seth Fogg, who was born in 
Ossipet, N. H. in 1766. 

Fogg Family Lore. 

JOHN LIVINGSTON WRIGHT. 

Read by Mrs. Adna J. Fogg. 

One can seldom visit a Family Reunion, without being 
reminded at some time or other during the session, of what 
the famous lawyer and statesman, William M. Evarts, 
said, when called upon at a banquet of ihe Potter Family, 
of which he was an honored offshoot. There had been 
some pretty fulsome landing of various Potters, and the 
usual tendency had been well exhibited, of piling it on 
sweet and thick, regarding the good points and graciously 
sliding over the peccadilloes that stern critics might have 
dug up. Anticipating a masterpiece from the eloquent 
Evarts, the company did not call upon him until several 
inconsequential and long-winded wights had had their say. 

Late in the evening, Evarts arose, glanced mischiev- 
ously around him, and in his own indescribably humorous 
way, observed : 

" Well. I don't know as there's much left for me to say, 
except that I might quote the Biblical phrase, " Oh, Lord, 
thou art the clay, but we're the potters. (Potters.)" 

However, in this paper. I do not intend to exaggerate 
or glorify any especial section of the Fogg Family, but 



FOGG FAMILY. FIFTH REUNION. Ill 

mean to present an impartial and accurate synopsis of its 
origin and history in general. 

As a literary man, I may say, that many times in com- 
nioii with others of the craft, I have distracting difficulty 
in trying to sift historical fact from tradition and folk lore. 
Whatever the inaccuracies of this paper may be, I assure 
you, that I have sought to offer only that which can be 
depended upon as reasonably trustworthy. You are well 
aware that in familj' history, recollection usually goes 
back no farther than to a sort of vague description of a 
grand parent, a traditionally story or two, and from that 
the path swift leads into a baffling mist of "guess so's," 
and probably, into "don't exactly know's." 

If I shall have, here and there, set forth a fact that may 
be of interest or help to other investigators, so that one 
day there shall come forth a worthy and exhaustive 
Genealogy of the Fogg Family, the object of this essay- 
will have obtained. 

Properly proud of the fact that I have Fogg blood in 
my veins, and that, too, of so truly a good man as Dea. 
Seth F"ogg, of Ossipee, New Hampshire, I have long had 
a deep interest in all that attaches to the history of the 
name, and what I present here, are bits that have been 
gathered trom a multitude of book and record authority to 
which has been added considerable, gathered by word of 
mouth from aged members of the Fogg Family. ' 

A family noted for its interest and endowment of insti- 
tutions of learning, and which, in this country, first es- 
tablished itself in New Hampshire, near the Maine line, is 
the Fogg Family, of traditionally and presumably Welsh 
origin, as the very name itself suggests; it is also found 
in Denmark, so it is said. 

Since 1630, when the first of the name settled in this 
country, there have been distributed over America, de- 
scendants today estimated at fully three thousand. 

The leaders of this Family have been characterized by 
an especial zeal for religion, and the endowment of schools, 
and in England and the United States are several 
illustrations of the familv distinction. For instance, — 



112 FOGG FAMILY. FIFTH REUNION. 

there is ;he Fogg Museum of Art, at Harvard Univer- 
sity, which was erected to perpetuate the memory of 
William Hayes Fogg, and presented to the University by 
his wife. 

Rev. Jeremiah Fogg, of Kensington, N^ H, of the third 
generation in this country, was noted for his learning, 
and was a graduate of Harvard University. His sons. 
Major Jeremiah, and Dr. Daniel Fogg, were heroes of the 
Revolutionary War. 

One of the most noted of the family was Lady Catherine 
Parr, the last wife of the much married Htnry VIII, of 
England. 

The first Fogg to settle in America was Samuel Fogge, 
who arrived at Salem, Mass., in 1630, from Exeter, Eng- 
land, though some claim he was born in Wales. He went 
to Exeter, N. H. in 1638, and shortly afterwards settled in 
the town of Hampton, N. H. and established what was 
destined to be the headquarters of the Fogg Family in 
America. 

October 12, 1652, he married Ann Shaw, of Hampton. 
They were parents of four sons and one daughter. Two 
of the sons died in infancy. Their youngest child was 
Daniel, who eventually settled at Eliot, (Kittery,) Maine, 
and established the branch of the Fogg family that comes 
from Eliot. The sons ol Samuel and Ann Shaw were : 

Samuel who lived to be 107 years old; was the oldest ; 

Daniel ist, died in infancy ; 

Daniel 2d, was the youngest son, and lived to be 90 yrs; 
The second wile of Samuel Fogg was Mary Page, of 
Hampton. She had two sons, and a daughter Hannah. 
The sons were Seth and James. 

From Seth, is descended Deacon Seth Fogg, who settled 
at Ossipee, where, in 1798, he bought 100 acres of land for 
one shilling. It is trom Deacon Seth Fogg that the writer 
of this paper is descended, — being his great-grandson. 

These sons and daughters of Samuel ist, settled in the 
territory adjacent to Hampton, — such as Kensington, 
Exeter, Eliot, (Kittery,) and Scarboro. Thus, wherever 
in the North American continent, you strike a Fogg, the 
ancestry will trace back to one of these New Hampshire 
or Maine settlements. 



FOGG FAMII.Y. FIFTH REUNION. II3 

As illustrative of the presumed Welsh origin of the 
Foggs, it is interesting to cite that in several of the old 
deeds, the name is spelled with the true Welsh style, — 
Ffogge. 

Now, of these five living children of Samuel Fogg, there 
was the following issue : Daniel married Hannah Libbey, 
and moved to Kittery, (now Eliot,) about 1690. His old- 
est son, Daniel, was born about 1687, and settled in Scar- 
boro, Me. His second child, Mary, married Dr. Burke, 
of Kittery. His third child, John, settled in Scarboro. 
His fourth child, Hannah, married G. Rogers, of Kittery, 
(Eliot.) His fifth child, Joseph, was born about 1695, 
and settled in Scarboro. His sixth child, Rebecca, mar- 
ried Mr. Pillsbury. His seventh child, Seth, settled in 
Scarboro. His eighth child, Sarah, married Dr. Hanscom. 
His ninth child, James, born 1702, settled in Kittery, 
(Eliot,) and married Elisabeth Fernald, in 1730. 

This Daniel Fogg, the son of Samuel ist, died at Eliot 
in 1750, aged 95, (and his grave has an ancient stone.) 

Seth Fogg, the third son of Samuel ist, had four sons, 
Abner, Samuel, Ebenezer and Jeremiah. 

Jeremiah, the youngest child, was the one who became 
so noted as "the learned Fogg," and was the congrega- 
tional minister at Kensington, N. H- He was a graduate 
of Harvard University, and became widely known as a 
man of learning. 

Abner Fogg, the son of Seth 2. the son of Samuel ist, 
had ^three sons, Abner, Seth and Samuel ; and three 
daughters, Elisabeth, Bethiah and Abigail. This latter 
Seth, (son of Abner,) was the father of Deacon Seth Fogg, 
of Ossipee, a man who was almost as prominent in the 
territory, in and around Ossipee. for wisdom and upright- 
ness of character, as was his famous relative, the Rev'd 
Jeremiah, of Kensington. 

The other children of Seth, the son of Abner, were, — 
Sarah, Mary, Jane, Simon and Abner. 

Deacon Seth Fogg, of Ossipee, had four daughters, 
Polly, Betsey, Ann and Eeucadia ; and four sons, Daniel, 
Nathan, James and Amasa. 



114 FOGG FAM11.Y. FIFTH REUNION. 

James Fogg, the third son of Dea. Seth Fogg of Ossipee 
married Hannah Hubbard, of Limington, Me. They had 
six sons and three daughters. The sons were Daniel, 
Moses, John, James and Hubbard. [The latter died not 
long ago, at Sanford, Me.] 

The daughters were — Ruth, Hannah and Elisabeth ; the 
latter is the only surviving member of the family. She 
married Mr. Burke, and lives in Somerville, Mass. 

Like the Sir John and Francis Fogge of Old England, 
we find in New England several educational institutions, 
besides those already mentioned, that carry on the work in 
which the ancestors in Old England were so deeply 
interested : Berwick, Me. has an Academy, endowed by a 
Fogg. Eliot. Me. is to have a Fogg Memorial Library. 
In connection with Libraries, it may be noted, that 
William Fogg 5th, of Eliot, was one of Maine's most 
prominent Genealogists. 

Besides the Foggs, already mentioned, who ha^'e at- 
tained distinction, or been of prominence in their country, 
may be noted the following : — 

Archdeacon Peter Parry Fogg. He was educated at 
Oxford, England, which country is his native land, and 
afterwards studied in Germany. Since 1871, he has been 
Archdeacon of George, and is located at George, Cape of 
Good Hope. He was made Vicar General of St. Helena, 
in 1899. He is the third son of J. Barrett Fogg, of 
England. 

Thomas Biddle Fogg, of Toledo, Ohio, is Vice President 
of the Toledo Terminal Railway Co.; he was born in 1861, 
at Hancock Bridge, Salem Co., New Jersey, 

George Oilman Fogg, of New Hampshire, was a United 
States Senator, and was appointed by President Lincoln, 
as United States Minister to Switzerland. He was born at 
Meredith, N. H. in 1815, graduated from Dartmouth Col- 
lege, 1839. and practiced Law, at Gilmanton, some years* 
In 1866, he was appointed United States Senator from 
New Hampshire. He was the son of David and Hannah 
Oilman (Vickery) Fogg. 



FOGG FAMILY. FIFTH REUNION. II5 

William Perry Fogg, author and traveller, was born in 
Exeter, N. H. 1826 ; son of Josiah Fogg and grandson of 
Josiah Fogg, and in the 7th generation from Samuel ist. 
His grandfather was Lieut. Colonel, under Gen. Sullivan, 
in the Revolutionary War. Mr. Fogg resides in Roselle, 
New Jersey. He was President of the Coxton Book Co. 
of New York. He edited the Cleveland Herald from 
1870 to 1880. He made a two years tour of the world, 
starting in 1871. He is the author of "Westward Round 
the World," 1871 ; and "Arabistan," 1875. 

The Foggs have already been referred to with regard 
to their interest in peace and religion. Now let us glance 
at their name in the arts of War : An examination of the 
records of the early Indian Wars of the Colonies, show 
frequent mention of the name of Fogg, as do also those of 
^he Revolution, the War of 1812, and the Civil War. 

In King William's War, 1689-1698, the names of James 
and Samuel Fogg are found as those of valiant soldiers. 
Benoni Fogg, of Searbow, served in Capt. James Davis' 
Co. in Queen Anne's War, 1702-13. In Lieut. Joseph 
Swett's Co. was James Fogg, a sergeant. 

The prominence in the Revolution of Major Jeremiah 
and Dr Daniel Fogg, of Kensington, has already been 
noted. Another is Lieut. John Fogg. 

In the War of 1812, Abraham Fogg served in Capt. 
Philip Towle's Co. of Col. Lovering's N. Hampshire Reg. 

In Queen Anne's war, Seth Fogg, of Hampton, served 
at Fort William and Mary, from Jan. i, to July 15, 1708. 

In King George's War, 1744 to 1749, Samuel Fogg of 
Hampton, served with Capt. Nat Drake's Co. 

In the French and Indian War, 1754 to 1763, Capt. 
Abner Fogg, commanded the 5th Co. of Horsemen. 

In the assault on Louisberg, under the command of Col. 
William Pepperell, was Capt. Daniel Fogg. 

In the War of 1812, there served in Capt. Quimby's 
Co. Daniel, John, and Oren Fogg, of Sandwich^ N. H. — 
Sherburne Fogg was also a member of Capt. Enoch 
Quimby's Co. Serving in Capt. Stephen Clark's Co. was 
Samuel Fogg, of Exeter, N. H. 



Il6 FOGG FAMILY. FIFTH REUNION. 

Soldiers in the War of the Revolution included David 
and Seth Fogg, who served in Capt. Simon Marston's Co. 

In the War of 1812, with Capt. Nath'l Oilman's Co. was 
David Fogg. 

In giving a word to the particular Fogg from whom the 
the writer is descended, namely, Dea. Seth Fogg, of 
Ossipee, N. H. it is known that he settled on what is called 
Fogg's Ridge, in Ossipee, in 1798, going there from 
Hampton. He was the son of Seth, the son of Abner, the 
son ol Seth, the son of Samuel the ist, by Mary Page, his 
second wife. 

Dea. Seth Fogg married Elisabeth Mordough, daughter 
of Nathan Mordough, of Oreenland, now No. Wakefield. 
Nathan Mordough was an educated Irish gentleman ; and 
it was from him thai the daughter Elisabeth derived a 
so-called grand air ax grand way , that made her person- 
ality a vigorous tradition to her descendants, for grace, 
dignity and superb mien in every respect. 

The records of Oreenland are replete with the name of 
Nathan Mordough, as an important man in town affairs. 
The same is true of his son-in-law, Dea. Seth Fogg. 

It was at Dea. Seth Fogg's residence on the Ridge, that 
the first meeting of the Baptists in Ossipee was held. He 
was a man universally beloved, and in very truth the big 
man of the locality, being credited with extraordinary 
powers of justice, wisdom and kindness. 

In the Fogg burial ground on the Ridge, rest the re- 
mains of this noble citizen and his truly royal spouse, the 
tombstones reading, — 

" Deacon Seth Fogg died Oct. 8, 1841. aged 75 years." 

"Elisabeth, wife of Deacon Seth Fogg, died Jan. 16, 
1843, aged 75 years." 

Dea. Seth had four sons, — Daniel, Nathan. James, and 
Amasa ; and four daughters, — Polly, Betsey, Anna and 
Leucadia. They married as follows : 

Polly, the eldest, married John Marston ; Leucadia 
married Wingate Titcomb ; Betsey married John Scates, 
and are the grandparents of the writer; Anna, the young- 



FOGG FAMII.Y. FIFTH REUNION. II7 

est, married William Dame ; Amasa married Patty 
Hodgdon; Nathan married Abigail Scates ; Daniel mar- 
ried Sally Cole ; James married Hannah Hubbard. 

Near Deacon Fogg, on the Ridge, lived his two broth- 
ers, — Simon and Abner. 

In Memoriam. 

Read by Mrs. W. A. Fogg, Maiden, Mass. Prepared by 
Mrs. Adna J. Fogg. 

John Blake Fogg, born at Monmouth, Maine, Feb. 14, 
1825, died Oct. 31, 1905 ; was the son of Royal and Ruth 
Blake Fogg, grandson of Rev. Caleb 5, (Seth 4, Seth 3, 
Seth 2, Samuel i,) Fogg, of Monmouth. 

Mr. Fogg was thrice married ; his last wife died Nov. 
10, 1904. He was the youngest child of Royal Fogg, and 
had spent most of his long and useful life in Monmouth. 

Nearly sixty years ago, he was one of the Postmasters 
in town. Through his efforts the Post Office at North 
Monmouth, over which he had charge, was established. 

He was one of the twelve organizers of the UnionChurch 
in that village. 

In 1876, he joined the Maine Conference, and preached 
in New Portland Vineyard, North Augusta, Lisbon, and 
many times at the M. E- Church, at Monmouth Center. 

For nearly a dozen years Mr. Fogg was a Selectman of 
the town. He was a Representative to the Legislature ; 
and probably presided over the Annual Town Meetings 
more successive years, than any man in the state in similar 
office. For forty years, with two exceptions, he served as 
Moderator. 

Of the charter members of Monmouth Lodge, No no, 
F. & A. Masons, Mr. Fogg was the last surviving member. 
He was the first Secretary of the Lodge ; and as Chaplain, 
had been longer in office than any oflficer. 

As an interesting speaker, he was often heard in gath- 
erings of the town. ' His kind, sympathetic nature, and 
impressive personality, have soothed the sick, and given 
new strength to those in sorrow. 

Mr. Fogg was a self-made man; and won an enviable 
position in the town. At the reunions of the Monmouth 



Il8 FOGG FAMIJUY. FIFTH REUNION. 

Academy, he has been one of the prominent alumni ; and 
his leminiscences were always listened to with pleasure. 
Cheerful and optimistic, he was a very congenial person 
to meet. 

At three of our Reunions, he was present. The last 
occasion of our meeting with him, was in Portland, 1904, 
when he was President of the Fogg Family Association. — 
It was his intention to join us last year in Boston ; but 
owing to ill health he was prevented, and, gradually fail- 
ing, passed away in October, less than a year after his 
wife's death. Through his illness, much attention was 
shown him by the town's people. 

Those of you who were fortunate in meeting with Mr. 
Fogg, will recall his pleasant, cheerful greetings and the 
smiling countenance. 

Died in South Boston, Sept. «; 1905. Mary Griselda, 
widow of Dr. John Samuel Hill Fogg, and daughter of the 
late Rev. Dr. Joseph E. Clinch. Mrs. Fogg was born in 
South Boston, April 2, 1840, and married Dr. Fogg in 
1870. Soon after, he was stricken with paralysis. He 
lived until 1893. She was a woman of fine training, and 
rare intellect- 

Mr. Fogg had a collection of Autographs which is among 
the most famous in the country. By Dr. Fogg's will, this 
collection upon his wife's death will now goto the Maine 
Historical Society. His library, which contains many 
rare reference books, goes to the town of Eliot, Me. where 
the Dr. was born. 

His will also provides for a Library, to be built there on 
the homestead of his ancestor, Daniel Fogg 2. 

Rebekah Dyer (Blake) Fogg, was born in Bridgton, 
Maine, May 19, 1812 ; died in Nashua. N. H. May 14, 
1906 Her husband. Charles Snowman Fogg, was of the 
seventh generation through Daniel 2, son of Samuel i. 

On the iglh of May she would have been 94 years old, 
and without doubt was the oldest woman in Nashua. 

Born about the time of the War of 1812. she distinctly 
remembered hearing her parents lalk of it at its close. 

For forty-four years since the death of her husband, she 



FOGG FAMI1,Y. FIFTH REUNION. II9 

had made her home with her three daughters, Mrs. George 
F. Shedd, of Nashua, Mrs Daniel F. Shedd, of Haverhill, 
Mass. and Mrs. John H. Ayres, of Kast Boston. Three 
daughters, six grandchildren, seventeen great-grandchil- 
dren survive her. 

She took a keen interest in public affairs ; and at one 
time knew by name every member of both branches of 
Congress. 

She was a member of the Congregational Church, at 
Rolinsford, N. H. and her body was taken to that town 
for burial. 

Miss Elisabeth Fogg, born at Pomfret, Conn. Dec. 8, 
1838, died at Brooklyn, Conn. Oct. 31, 1905; was the 
daughter of Edward and Caroline Mary Putnam Fogg, 
and grandaughter of Rev. Daniel Fogg 4, and the sixth 
generation from Samuel i, through his son Seth. 

Miss Fogg was preparing a paper for our Reunion in 

1905, on her grandfather, Daniel Fogg, for 43 years Pastor 
of Trinity church, Pomfret, Ct. but owing to ill health 
was compelled to lay down the pen. 

Catherine Buxton Fogg, born at Yarmouth, Maine, 
Nov. 8, 1822, died at Dorchester, Mass. Nov. ro, 1905. 
She was the widow of Robinson Fogg. Those of you here 
today who gathered at our ist reunion, will recall an 
elderly lady, who was present with her grandson, and 
three great-grandchildren, — representing the oldest and 
youngest present. 

Trueworthy Fogg, Jr., died at Lynn, Mass., June 19, 

1906. He was handling a rifle in the woods, on the i8th 
inst., and was accidentally shot, the bullet passing thro' 
the body, then lodging in the base of the spine, causing 
most intense suffering. He was born in Lynn, June 7, 
1890, fourth child of Trueworthy and Anna Maude Bick- 
ford Fogs, and the ninth generation from Samuel through 
his son Seth. 

Died Feb. 27, 1906, in West Medford, Mass. Mrs Elis- 
abeth Nute. She was born in Gilmanton, N. H. March ri 



I20 FOGG FAMILY. FIFTH REUNION. 

1826, daughter of John Fogg Longee, and seventh gener- 
ation from Samuel ist, through his son Seth. Mrs. Nute 
leaves four children : Mrs. T. H. Edgerly. Somerville, 
Mass., Mrs. Frank U. Warner, and Miss Ida B. Nute of 
West Medford, Mass., Arthur L,. Nute, Salem. 

George W. Fogg, of \\iQ. Military Of der of the Loyal Legion 
Born at Portland, Maine, June 20, 1837, died in Tacoma, 
Washington, April 10, 1906. Married at Quincy, Illinois. 
Oct. 13, 1870, to Kati Varilla Dills. 

He was educated in the common schools and at Hamden 
Academy, Hamden, Maine, preparatory to entering Bow- 
doin College ; but the Civil War coming on, he enlisted 
as a private in the Seventh Maine Infantry, Co. K, and 
served in the Army of the Potomac for three years, and 
re-enlisted and served till the close of the War in the First 
Maine Veteran Volunteer Infantry, 

He was promoted at sundry times, being mustered out at 
the close of the War as First Lieut. He participated in 
nearly all the great battles between Washington and 
Richmond, in the campaigns under McClellan and other 
leaders ; was at the closing scenes under Grant. 

Upon his return home at the close of the War, 1865, he 
entered Harvard University Law School, and took his 
degree. He soon found his way to Quincy. 111. and entered 
upon the practice of his profession. For a short time he 
was Commandant of the Soldiers and Sailors Home, at 
Quincy. Went to Tacoma, 1893. 

He was elected to membership in the Loyal Legion, 
through the Commandery of Washington, March 17, 1897 ; 
Registrar. 1899 ; Senior Vice Commander, 1905. 

He is survived by his two daughters : Lillian K. and 
Helen B, Fogg. And two brothers : Edward R. Fogg, 
of Beatrice, Nebraska, and Charles S. Fogg, Taroma. 



FOGG FAMILY. FIFTH REUNION. 121 

Will of Samuell ffogge, 

Hampton, in ye County of Norfolk, N. H., ninth Day of January, 1671. 
(The Will and Inventory read by Mrs. Adna J. Fagg.) 

In >e name ol God, amen. I Samuell ffogge, of Hamp- 
ton, in ye County of Norfolk, being ver)' weake & infirm 
in Body, butt of Sound Understanding & of a disposing 
Minde, doe make this my last Will & Testament as 
followeth : 

I solemly committ my Soule unto Almighty God, ye 
father of Spiritts, & my weake & fraile Body unto ye 
Earth from whence it was taken, to bee buried in Such 
decent manner as my Executors, hereafter mentioned, 
shal appoint. 

And for sch Estate ye Lord of his bounty hath bestowed 
upon mee in this World, my Will is as followeth : 

ist. I give & bequeathe unto Mary, my Beloved Wyfe, 
during ye terme of her naturall Eife as her Dowrie, ye one 
halfe of my Salt Marsh, wch lieth on this side of ye falls 
River, towards ye Town, ye wch was formerly ye marsh of 
Roger Shaw ; and so much of ye five Acres in ye little 
Common, as will make up her thirds of all ye marsh in 
my possession. 

It. I give unto Mary, my Wyfe, for her use, ye One 
halfe of Eight acres of Planting land in ye East Field, 
viz. ye 4th wch lieth toward Wm. Sanborns land towards 
ye North, & soe much as will make up her Thirds, of ye 
opland at ye South End of my House Lott. 

It. I give unto Mary my wyfe, ye West End of Dwell- 
ing house duering ye terme of her Widowhood, & no 
longer; but if she shall remove her Dwelling from thence 
in ye time of her Widowhood, then ye whole house 10 bee 
lett, wth ye lands, by my Executo'es, untill my Eldest 
Sone shall come to the Age of Twenty One years. & then 
my Eldest Sone is to possess it, & pay unto Mary, my 
Wyfe, her third of ye rent. 

It. I give unto Mary, my Wyfe, two Cows, & ye white 
Roan Mare, wth houshold Stuff she brought into ye house 
wth her, or wth bedding, or other household stuff shee 
hath Els where, to bee & remayn to her & her Heirs 
forever. 



122 FOGG FAMILY. FIFTH REUNION. 

It. I give & bequeath unto my Eldest Sone, Sam'll 
ffogge, ye other two thirds of Land, Marshes & Meadows 
& Commonage, ye wch He is to Enter upon & possess 
when He shall Come to ye Age of Twenty & One Years, 
but shall not have full power in Selling and disposing of 
his Estate without ye Consent of my Executors untill He 
shall come to ye Age of Twenty fower Years. 

It. I give unto my Sone Sam'll ffogge, all my Housing 
& barne & out housing, ye w^ch He is to Enter upon and 
at ye Age of Twenty One Years, paying ye thirde of ye 
Rent of ye House to my Wife during ye Time of her 
Widowhood, & for my Stock of Cattle & other moveables 
and Tools and Implements of Husbandray not Otherways 
disposed of by this my last Will, they are to be inspected 
and renewed at ye Descression of my Executors, soe as this 
ye Stock may bee mayntaiued and not wasted and im- 
bezeled untill my Sone shall come to ye Age of Twenty 
One Years, & then to bee & remayne to him att his Dis- 
posall paying the following Legasies. . 

It. I give and bequeath unto my Sone Daniel! ffogge 
ye Sum of fiveteen pound to bee payd by my Sone Sam'll 
ffogge, when Daniell shall Arive to ye Age of Twenty 
One Years. 

It. I give unto my Daughter, Mary ffogge, One feather 
Bed, and One feather Bolster, and One pillow, and Two 
blankets ; One of them a Red Blanket, and Two payer of 
Sheets wch were her Mothers- 
It. To my Daughter Mary, One brass pan and 3 pewter 
platters, and some other pewter and Earthen Dishes, wch 
were her Mother's, and these Goods being prized to my 
Daughter Mary, my Sone Sam'll is to make up ye Sum of 
fiveteen pounds to Her, when shee shall come to ye Age of 
Twenty One Years, or at her marrage, wch shall happen 
first. 

It. I do give unto my Sone Daniell ffogge ye Other 
Third part ot my Land, wch He is to Enter upon and pos-, 
sess at my Wyfes Decease, & with in One Year after, to 
pay pe sum of fiveteen pound back again unto my Sone 
Sam'll, if He hath received it before ye Land fall to Him. 

It. I give unto my Sone Daniell ffogge my Two new 



FOGG FAMIJUY. FIFTH REUNION. 123 

pewter platters, & a pewter Bason. 

It. I give to my Sone Sam'll ffogge my Two Tables & 
One Bedstead, & One great Chayer, & Three Chests, and 
one new green Rugg, and a Suite of Curtains, and One 
Fowling piece, & all the Rest of my House hold Stuffs I 
give and bequeath to Mary, my Wife, & to ye three Chil- 
dren I have by her. 

It. I give unto my Sone Seath ffogge, ye Sum of six 
pounds. To bee payd to Him by my Sone Sam'll when He 
shall come to ye Age of Twenty One Years. 

It. I give to my Son James ffogg ye Sum of Six pound, 
to bee payd when He shall come to ye Age of Twenty One 
Years, to bee payd by my Sone Sam'll. 

It. I doe give unto my Youngest Daughter Hannah 
ffogge ye Sum of Six pounds to bee payd by my Sone 
Sam'll when Shee shall come to ye Age of Twenty One 
Years, & if her Mariage shall happen Sooner, then to bee 
payd at her Day of Mariage. 

And my Will is if my Eldest Son should be without 
Heirs of his own body, then his portion of Land to Desand 
to my next Sone ; & if any of my other Children shall die 
without Issue, then their portion shall bee divided amongst 
ye reste of my Child'n yt shall survive. 

And I doe by these presents Appoint my loving father- 
in-law, Deacon Robert Page, & loving Friends Willi, 
tfuller, & N'ath'll Bacheller, to bee my lawfull Execut'rs 
to this my last Will and Testament to see yt ye same bee 
p'tormed according to ye true intent & meaning hereof , & 
if God shall take Away any of them, yt if God permit, 
they shall have power and Liberty to make choice of 
whom shall supply in his or their place in point of 
Executorship ; & I do appoint my loving Brother, Tho : 
Ward, & my loving friend, Sam'll Dalton, to bee as 
Overseers to this my Will, who have ye like power to 
make choice of supply in their place, in Case of Death or 
removeall. 

And my Will is, if my Three Eldest Children shal bee 
setled by my Executors, viz. my Sone Sam'll & Daniell to 
Some good Trades wch they shall most desire, & to bee 
placed in Such Families as may bee for their Comfort & 



124 FOGG FAMII^Y. FIFTH REUNION. 

Advantage both for Soule & body as much as can bee At- 
tained ; and I appoint yt such Wareing Clothes as I shall 
leave att my Death, shall bee inspect by my Execut'rs, to 
fitt out my Two Sones, Sam'll & Daniell, to Service, & to 
make such further supply as they in their Discretion shall 
Judge meet. 

And my Will is yt my Rxecutors shall take Such Care 
both in ye Time of my Wyfe's Widowhood & att all Times, 
yt my Estate may be preserved, & yt ye Housings doe not 
go to decay without reparation ; and yt ye fences & other 
things, doe not suffer Strip & Wast in ye Time whilst it is 
out of my Sonn's hands. 

And my Will is Concerning my Daughter Mary bee dis- 
posed off to ye Tuition of my loving friendb Wm. ffuller & 
frances his Wyfe, & if God should take away Goodwyfe 
ffuller whilst my Daughter Mary is in her minority, I will 
and committ her Tuition unto my Brother Benjamin Shaw, 
& to Goodwife Balcheller. 

& my Will is ye Housings & land & Stock of Cattle 
and other moveables bee [regulated ?] by ye Discression 
of my Executors, for ye subsistence of my Wyfe & my 
Youngest Children, untill my Sone Sam'll shall arive to 
ye Age of Twenty One Years, & to this I Affix my hand & 
seale as my last Will, this ninth Day of January, 1671. 

Sam'li. Ffogge, 

and his seale to it. 

Signed and sealed in ye presence of us, — 
Wm. ffuller 
Sam'll Dalton. 
ffrance ffuller. 

Entered ye 6th Oct'r, 1672. 

This Will was Proved upon ye Oath of ye abov sd 
witnesses, Wm. Fuller, Sam'll Dalton, ffrance ffuller, 
before ye County Couit held att Hampton, ye 8th, 8th m, 
1672, as attest, Tho. Bkadbury, rec'd. 



FOGG FAMHY. FIFTH REUNION. I25 

The Inventory. 1672. 



A true inventorie of all ye howses, lands, goods & Chattels 
of Sam'll ffogge, of Hampton, late deceased ye 15 day 
of April, 1672. 



his dwelling house & all his out 



£ s d 



houses & his house lot and his commonage 
21 Acres meadow & marsh 
3 acres pasture land 

8 acres planting land 
3 oxen 
5 cows and 2 ihre yeer olds 

2 yeer olds and 3 sucking Calves 
I mare, 8 sheep, 2 lambs 

9 swine 

one feather bed and bolster 
one green Rugg and two blankets 

I bedsted & Curtains & vallance & one old bed 03 o o 
two tables and three cheasts 
two boxes 

four chayes & wheels & other lumber 
one bed and two blankets 
one saddle & two pistails & holster 
one fowling pesce & Sword 

3 potts, 2 skillets & dripping pan 

I brass kittell, i brass pan & skillet 

II dishes of pewter and other pewter 
sheets and other linnen 
his wareing clothes & hatts 
ploughs, cheyns, and a case of bottles 
I bolster, i blanket, 3 pillows 
I Skarfe & old coverled 

These goods were piized upon ye 3rd of May, 1672, 
by us, — 

Thos : Marston. 
Wm : Sanborn. 

— Mary ffogge, and Willi, ffuller and Nath'el Batchelder 



100 








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126 FOGG FAMll^y. FIFTH REUNION. 

made oath to ye truth of this Inventorie, & when more 

appears they will make it appeare. in Court att 

Hampton, Octo'er ye 8th, 1672, as attest, 

Nath'l Saltonstall, &c. 



Bert C. Doe, of Newfield, N. H. (the Sec. pro. tem.) 
read the Report of Mrs. Adna J. Fogg, the Sec. and Treas. 
—a Report that was unanimously received and accepted. 

The Election of Officers followed : 

President : 

George Orland Fogg, Boston. 

Vice Presidents : 

James Henry Fogg, Biddeford, Maine. 
Frank Appleton Fogg, lyaconia, N. H. 
Channing Folsom, Newmarket, N. H. 
George Fred Shedd, Nashua, N. H. 

Secretary and Treasurer : 

Mrs. Adna J. Fogg, Boston, Mass. 

Executive Committee : 

Henry Melville Fogg, Lowell, Mass. 

Willis Allen Fogg, Maiden Mass. 

Mrs. E. A. R. Ayer, East Boston. 

Channing Folsom, New Market, N. H. 

George Osgood; Kensington, N. H. 

Dr. J. L. M. Willis, Eliot, Maine. 

Mrs. John S. Fogg, Providence, R. I. 

Mrs. Frank A. Fogg, Laconia, N. H. ] 

Mrs. John D. Fogg, Berwick, Maine. 

Mrs. Frank A. Fogg, Dorchester, Mass. 

Mrs. Bell Hodgkins, Springfield, Mass. 

Mrs. Charles E. Fogg, Auburndale, Mass. 



FOGG FAMII,Y. FIFTH REUNION. 127 

Extemporaneous remarks by different members of the 
Association, closed the meeting. 
The speakers were : 

Chauncey Folsom, Newmarket, N. H. 

George Fogg, Beverly, Mass. 

George Osgood, Kensington, N. H. 
and several others ; and each spoke interestingly and 
entertainingly. 

Clarence S. Fogg, of Newburyport, Mass., again ren- 
dered a solo. 

It was then announced that the next Reunion would be 
at Eliot, Maine, at the Old Home of Daniel Fogg 2, son 
of Samuel Fogg the ist. 



128 FOGG FAMII^Y. FIFTH REUNION. 



Read by Mrs. AdnaJ. Fogg. 

At Kensington Meeting=house. 



Know all men by these presents, that I, James Fogg, 
of Deerfield, in the County of Rockingham, State of New 
Hampshire, yeoman, for and in consideration of the sum 
of four pounds, ten shillings, to me in hand before the 
Delivery hereof, well and truly paid by Benja. Prescott, 
of Kensington, in said County, yeoman : the receipt 
whereof I do hereby release, remiss, and forever Quit 
Claim unto the said Benja. Prescott his heirs and assigns, 
all my right, title. Estate, Interest, Property, Claim and 
Demand of, in and unto that pew in the meeting house in 
the Gallar}^ Numbered [14] and is the middle pew at the 
East end of sd meeting house ; To have and to hold the 
said remissed premises with all and every privilege thereto 
belonging to him the said Benja Prescott, his heirs and 
assigns forever. 

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and 

seal, this Twenty-six day of May, A. D. 1794. 

Jamfs Fogg. 
In presence of 

Moses Shaw. 
Affa Shaw. 

James Fogg is great-great-grandfather of 
Adna James Fogg. 



5r)gg Jamtlg JlBSDnafton of Mmnxta, 

5ixth Reunion. 

Held at Eliot, Maine, August 30, 1907. 

Members of the Fogg Family assembled Friday 
August 30, in the William FoGCr Library, in the towc 
of Eliot, Maine, on the estate where Daniel F gg (whc 
was born in Hampton, N. H. 1666, and died in Kittery 
now Eliot, 1775,) settled. 

The Library is situated on the highest part of the estate, 
is built of field stone from the walls of the home farm, 
erected in loving memory of William Fogg, tht- gift of 
his son, — Dr. John Samuel Hill Fogg, — to the town of 
Eliot ; and to be maintained free forever. 

After registration, and social intercourse of more than 
an hour, a basket picnic was partaken in the old house 
and home of William Fogg, and most thoroughly enjoyed. 

The members were then invited by Dr. J. L M. Willis, 
to inspect the Fogg relics at his house, on the Fogg 
estate : — 

The pewter,— once owned by our common ancestor, 
Samuel Fogg, who died in Hampton, N. H. 1672, was 
regarded with veneration ; 

and the old Chair, over two hundred and thirty-five 
years old, elicited its share of admiration. 

A short walk through the field, brought us to the old 
Fogg Cemetery, where lie the remains of Daniel Fogg and 
his wife Hannah. One hundred and fifty years have 
glided by since' he was laid at rest. . His good name has 
been esteemed and revered all these long years by his 
descendants, to whom his broad acres descended. The 
present owner and occupant, — Dr. John L. M. Willis, — 
in the sixth generation from Daniel, is proud, and justly 
so, of his ancestral home. 



130 FOGG FAMI1.Y. SIXTH REUNION. 

Returning to the Library, a heart}' greeting of welcome 
was tendered the Association by Dr. Willis, giving the 
freedom of the Library, and cordially extending an invi- 
tation for any future meetings to be held there. 

Owing to the absence of the President, George O. Fogg, 
Vice President George F. Shedd called the Meeting to 
order. 

Minutes of the previous meeting, held at Hampton 
Beach, N. H. August 31, 1906, and the financial standing 
of the Association, were read by the Secretary, Mrs. A. J. 
Fogg, and approved as read. She reported, — 

Balance on hand, September i, 1906, $41 45 

Cash received to date, August 30, 1907, 24 50 



Total $65 95 



Disbursments to date, Aug. 30, 1907, $48 52 

Cash on hand, Aug. 30, 1907, 17 43 

The Officers elected for the ensuing year, were — 

President, — 

George Frederick Shedd, Nashua, N. H. 
Vice Presidents, 

John L. M. Willis, M. D., Rliot, Maine. 

Willis Allen Fogg, Maiden, Mass. 

Henry Melville Fogg, Lowell, Mass. 

Joseph H. Dixon, Eliot, Maine. 
Secretary, and 
Treasurer, 

Mrs A. J. Fogg, Boston, Mass. 
ExKCUTiVE Committee, 

Mrs. G. F. Shedd, Nashua, N. H. 

Frank A. Fogg, Laconia, N. H. ^ 

Adna J. Fogg, Boston, Mass. 

Mrs. Charles E. Fogg, Auburndale, Mass. 

Henry M. Fogg, Lowell, Mass. 

Edgar Hackett, Laconia, N. H. 

Channing Folsom, Newmarket, N. H. 



FOGG FAMIJUY. SrXTH REUNION. I3I 

Executive Committee, continued, — 

George Osgood, Kensington, N. H. 
Mrs. Mary E. McGillivary, Boston, Mass. 
Willis A. Fogg, Maiden, Mass. 
Dr. J. L. M. Willis, Eliot, Maine. 
James O. Gowell, Berwick, Maine. 

It was voted to hold our Seventh Annual Reunion at 
Canobie Lake, Salem Township, N. H. the last Thursday 
in August, 1908. 

Mrs. George L Davenport, Cohasset, Mass. will pre- 
pare a paper for the occasion. Subject, Our Soldiers; she 
earnestly requests all data relating to Soldiers and Sailors 
of the different Wars, — sent to her not later than 
June I. 1908. 

The Secretary read letters of regrets and greetings from 
members of Maine, Ohio, New Hampshire, Virginia, 
Arigonia, Kansas, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Nebraska, 
Pennsylvania and Massachusetts. 

A rising vote of thanks, with three cheeis, were accorded 
Dr. Willis and his good wife, for their kindness and 
generosity to the Association. 

The Officers of the Association were thanked for untiring 
efforts. 

Dr. Willis announced that the proceeds from the sale of 
the Fogg Pamphlet will be used exclusively for English 
researches. 

Obituary read by the Secretary. [See page 132.] 
God be with us till we meet again. 

Mrs. A. J. Fogg, Secretary. 



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132 FOGG FAMIl^Y. SIXTH REUNION. 



(BInfuarg. 



MISS FANNIE AUGUSTA FOGG. 

Died at Maiden, Mass., of pneumonia, on Christmas 
day, 1906, Miss Fannie Augusta Fogg. She was born in 
Boston, January 30, 1854 ; the daughter of Thomas Jeffer- 
son and Nancy Jane (Lennox) Fogg, and in the 8th gen- 
eration from Samuel ist, through his son Seth. Her 
great-great-grandparents were Phineas and Lydia (Fogg) 
Fogg. Lydia Fogg was the daughter of Simon and Lydia 
(Gove) Fogg, and the grandaughter of Seth, the third 
son of Samuel ist. 

Miss Fogg was a member of our Association ; was much 
interested in its works and welfare ; and often expressed 
the desire to meet and mingle with the kinsmen. She 
frequently called upon the Secretary for information of 
the progress of our Association. 

She leaves a sister, Mrs. Arthur J. Huntley, Maiden, 
Mass., and a brother, Thomas Lennox Fogg, of the firm of 
Fogg & Coombs, Westbrooke, Me. 



HIRAM H. FOGG, BANGOR, MAINE. 

In the death of Hiram H. Fogg, which occurred at his 
home, French street, [in the early days of 1907,] Bangor 
lost one of the oldest and best known residents. 

Hiram H. Fogg, was born in South Berwick, Maine, 
Sept. 5, 1824 : the son of Isaac and Susan (Hayes) Fogg. 
He was one of eight children, — four brothers, Joseph, 
Edmund, Hiram and Isaac ; the last of whom died when 
young ; and four sisters, Mary Jane, Eliza, Abbie and 
Mercy Ann ; all of whom are deceased, except Abbie, — 
Mrs. A. M. Close, of Minneapolis. 

Hiram attended the schools of South Berwick ; but when 
seventeen years old he went to Bangor and learned the 
carpenter's trade, under his brother, Joseph ; the firm 
name at that time being Fogg & Wiggin. 

When he was twenty-six years of age, the California 



FOGG PAMII^Y. SIXTH REUNION. I33 

gold discovery attracted him ; and he went to the gold 
fields ; he expected to mine, but found his trade, — as Car- 
penter, — was prolific ; the wage scale was $i6 for each 
week day, and $32 for Sundays. 

He continued in California about five years, then re- 
turned to Bangor. He soon became associated with 
W. S. Pattee, — the firm name being Fogg & Pattee ; and 
the First Parish Church, in Broadway, is an example of 
his work and revision. 

He was elected also as the Chief of the Fire Department. 

He married Caroline Simpson of Hampden. They had 
two children : Herbert, of the firm of Tyler & Fogg ; and 
a daughter who died in childhood. Mrs Fogg died in a 
few years. He married Clara Simpson, sister of his first 
wife : she survives him. 

In 1866 Mr. Fogg went into partnership with John 
Dole, in the Mill business, on Front street ; the firm name 
being Dole & Fogg. Mr. Fogg continued in this business 
until 1891 when he retired from active life. 

Shortly after his retirement, Mr. Fogg received a legacy 
of half a million dollars, by the will of Mrs. Fogg of New 
York, whose deceased husband was his cousin. From 
this bequest, Mr. Fogg built the attractive Library at 
Berwick, Maine, known as the I'ogg Memorial Library ; 
and also the Fogg cottage at Goodwill Farm. 

Mr. Fogg was interested in the Bangor & Aroostook 
R. R. He was a Director and Stockholder in that Corpor- 
ation ; and also in its adjunct, the Aroostook Construction 
Companj'. 

In politics he was a notable figure in the Republican 
councils ; and was honored by election to the City Gov- 
ernment, and also Represented Bangor in the Legislature. 

Mr. Fogg was a member of the Tarratine Club ; also of 
the Madockswando Club. 

He was prominent in the Masonic body, being a member 
of the Rising Virtue Lodge, Mount Moriah Royal Arch 
Chapter, St. John's Commandery and the Scottish Rites 
bodies. 



134 FOGG FAMILY. SIXTH REUNION. 

He was also one of the oldest and most prominent mem- 
bers of the Odd Fellows in Maine. 

Although not a member of the First Congregational 
Church, he was a regular attendant, and devoted to its 
interests. 

Besides his widow, Mrs. Clara Fogg, he is survived by 
one son, Herbert, and a sister, Mrs. A. M. Close, of 
Minneapolis. 



DARWIN C. FOGG. 

Darwin C. Fogg died in Keene, N. H. May i, 1907, 
after an illness of several months, aged 69 years, 2 months 
and 22 days. 

He was born at Hancock, N. H. Feb. 10, 1838, — the 
seventh generation from Samuel Fogg the First, through 
his son Seth. His great-grandfather was Lieut. Ebenezer 
Fogg, of Fogg's Corner, Seabrooke, N. H. 

Darwin lived at his father's farm, at Hancock, until he 
was twenty years old, receiving the common school 
education, and also three terms at the Normal School. 

At the age of twenty years he began labor as a car- 
penter. 

In 1863, he went to Keene, to work for S. P. Ruggles. 

In 1865, he went to Boston, as a general Superintendent 
at the Institute of Technology, where he remained for 
ten years. 

In 1875, he went again to Keene, and engaged in the 
grocery and real estate business. 

Mr. Fogg is survived by wife and one son, Herbert 
Fogg, of West Keene, and one daughter, Mrs. Addie M. 
Sylvester, of Seattle, Washington. 

He was a member of our Association, attending the 
First and Fourth Reunions, and interested in everything 
pertaining to the name. 



— Continued next page. 



FOGG FAMILY. SIXTH REUNION. I35 

ALVIN H. FOGG. 

. Dit^d at Rockland, Maine, August 6, 1907, Alvin H. 
Fogg ; born at Thomaston, Me. May 2, 1831 ; son of 
Isaiah and Charlotte (Hall) Fogg, and the seventh 
generation from Samuel Fogg, the First, through his son 
Seth. 

He leaves, to mourn his loss, two daughters, a brother 
at South Thomaston, Maine, and a sister at Seattle. 

Mr. Fogg was a member of our Association ; was pres- 
ent at our Third and Fourth Reunions, and read a Paper 
at the latter ; it is printed in the Fogg Family Reunions. 
It was his intention to meet with us at Eliot, but, like the 
rest of us, he could not foresee the morrows. 



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ERRATA. 

I, Line 5, Read G. F. instead of G. M. 

" 13, " Walter " Mrs. 

Sewall Osgood " Fogg 

Harris " Henry 

Gilman " Gilmore. 

" G. F. " G. M. 

" Charter Members, 1902, Sept. 2. 

Susan T. instead of Susan E. 
" George H. " George W. 

" Charles G. " Charles E. 

" Eliza " Klisha. 

•' J. S. " J. C. 

Charter Members. 
Forrest Glenn Fogg, Boston, Mass. 
Mrs. W. A. Fogg, Maiden, Mass. 
Mrs. John B. Fogg, Monmouth, Maine. 
The following did not join Sept. 2, 1902: 
Line 31, Charles A. Smith. Stratham, N. H. 
" 32, Mrs. Charles A. Smith, 
" 33, Almon H. Fogg, Houlton, Maine. 
" 34, Dr. John S. Fogg, Biddeford, Maine. 
" 35, Fred L. Fogg. Augusta, Maine. 
5, Read G. F. Shedd, instead of G. M. Shedd. 
32, Line 12, read Mrs. Adna instead of Mrs. Adnah 



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River 

Dispossesing 

Kriel 

Harmon's 

Deerfield 

Dr L S. Fogg 

Otho 

Adna 



Riveo. 
Dispersing. 
Kuel. 

Harneon's. 
Enfield. 
Dr. A. S. Fogg 
Oitho. 
Adnah 



Edmund Quincy Sewall Osgood. 



30, 
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21, 

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3. 

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" 3, read Parker instead of Parkhurst. 
Lines 14, 15, 29, read Tbayer instead of Mayer. 
89, lines 29, 31, read Thayer instead of Mayer. 
95, Line 38, Read Hannah instead of Mary. 

97, " 10, " even instead of ever. 

98, " 7, " extent that they. 

loi, " 14, read McGillivary, instead of McGillivany 

" line 15, read Mrs. George. 

" line 16, read Mrs. Almyn. 

" line 20, read Mrs. Emma, instead of Mrs. Emery 
line 21, read Vannie, instead of Vanrice. 
109, line 30, read Hasty instead of Hopty. 
113, line 9, read Wm. Brooks instead of Dr. Burke. 
119, line 3, read Ayers instead of Ayres. 
122, line 38 read "ye sum," instead of "pe sum."