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From Generation to Generation 

The Genealogies 


Henry Moore Neil 

Abby Grosvenor Tillinghaste 

Guy Mai Ion 

Albert Neilson Slay ton 

Byron Lakin Bargar 

Alfred Hastings Chapin 




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This book is divided into five sections — the first 
giving the Xeil ancestry and the lines merging by mar- 
riage with the Neil's, with the exception of the ancestry 
of Julia Evans Stone, which fills the first volume of this 
series. The four remaining sections are the ancestries 
of Henry Moore Neil's four sons-in-law under the head- 
ings Mallon, Slayton. Bargar and Chapin. Each line 
begins with the earliest of that name from whom direct 
descent has been proved and runs down from father to 
son until the spindle comes into play. Of course the de- 
scendants of an ancestress must be sought among her 
husband's people. Turning to that line it can be traced 
upward to its source and downward to where it also ends 
in a daughter, whose children must be sought in a third 
genealogy. The direct ancestry only is given and any 
name for which record is not certain is marked with an 
asterisk. No names, however, have been included unless 
the presumption in their favor is practically conclusive. 
The records in the different sections are arranged alpha- 
betically. The sections themselves in the order of the 
seniority of Mr. Neil's daughters. 

A. F. P. 


1. Alan Neil, born in Scotland, 8 Aug., 1765; died 

5 June, 1800; married, 

Nancy Elkin, born 2 Jan., 1770; died 30 Oct., 
1827; (dau. Robert and Sarah (Reardon) El- 

2. William Neil, born 4 Dec, 1788 ; died 18 May, 

1870; married, 30 Jan., 1816, 

Hannah Schwing, born in Franklin, Va., 3 June, 
1794; died 13 Mar., 1868. 

3. Henry Moore Neil, born 4 Aug., 1832; (youngest 

son of William and Hannah) ; married, 4 June, 

Julia Evans Stone, born 5 Feb., 1843. 


1. William Neil, born 28 Dec, 1864; married, 
Abby Grosvenor Tillinghaste. 

2. Olive Neil, born 26 Oct., 1866. 

3. Hannah Neil, born 10 July, 1868; married, 

Guy Ward Mallon. 

4. Alice Neil, born 21 Aug., 1870; married, 
Albert Neilson Slayton. 

5. Fay Neil, born 7 Mar.. 1872. 

6. Florence Neil, born 6 Oct., 1873 ; married, 
Byron Lakin Bargar. 

7. Julia Stone Neil, born 28 Feb., 1876; married, 
Alfred Hastings Chapin. 



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1. Alan Neil,, born in Scotland, Aug. 8, 1765; died 

June 5, 1806; married, 

Nancy Elkin, born Jan. 2, 1770; died Oct. 30, 


2. William Neil, born Dec. 4, 1788: died May 18, 

1870; married, Jan. 30, 1816, 

Hannah Schwing, born June 3, 1794; died March 
13, 1868. 

3. Major Henry Moore Neil, born Aug. 4, 1832; 

married, June 4, 1863, 

Julia Evans Stone, born Feb. 5, 1843. 

4. William Neil, born Dec. 28, 1864; married, Sept. 

5, 1908, 

Abby Grosvenor Tillinghaste, born Nov. 25, 
1880; died March 18, 1913. 

5. William Neil, Jr., born Nov. 1, 1909. 

5. Nancy Elkin Neil, born March 18, 1913; died 
March 18, 1913. 

The Neils were originally Mac Neills, member of 
Clan Mac Neill, and Alan Neil was probably of the 
branch of the Mac Neills of Gigha. The following is 
from Burke's "Landed Gentry" : 

"The Mac Neils or Clan Neil are one of the most 
ancient clans in the west Highlands and were at a very 
early period divided into two great families, Mac Neil 
of Gigha and Mac Neil of Barra. The former of these 
families had their possessions in the southern part of 
County Argyle, the latter in the Island of Barra, County 
Inverness, and from the great distance which separated 
them as well as from other causes the two families were 
so disunited as almost to form distinct clans. It is stated 
however that there is documentary proof that the Mac 
Neils of Gigha were the senior family and were de jure 
chiefs of the whole clan." 

Burke gives as the earliest recorded Mac Neill 
Torquille of Taynish, keeper of Castle Sween before 
1447. From the two sons of his great grandson, Neill 
Mac Neill, spring the two great families just mentioned. 

Col. W. A. Taylor in his "Centennial History of 
Columbus" refers to the Clan Mac Neill as "famed in 
Scotch annals as far back as the fifteenth century, not 
only in peace but because of activity in war and border 
forays. Two of the more notable members of the clan 
in modern times were Hector Mac Neill of Glasgow and 
Sir John Mac Neill, G. C. B., D. C. L., of Colonsa, Scot- 
land, both of whom flourished in the eighteenth century, 


the former a scholar and author, the latter a noted chev- 
alier and diplomat of his day and both distinguished for 
their strong and aggressive in public policies and public 
affairs and of stern religious convictions." 

Alan Neil (1) was born in or near Glasgow, August 
8, 1765, and from a reference in a biographical sketch 
of his son, to the "elder and the younger Allan Neil of 
Glasgow," it seems almost certain that his father's name 
was also Allan. Col. W. A. Taylor says of Alan Neil 
the elder, "as he reared his family he put aside the prefix 
'Mac,' disposed of the heraldic device, laid aside the 
hatchments of the clan and became a plain Scotchman, 
rearing his family accordingly." The younger Allan also 
dropped the Mac and the family name in America has 
always been Neil. 

In 1783 or 85, the younger Alan left home for 
America according to one report because his father, a 
strict disciplinarian, threatened to whip him for stealing 
apples from a neighbor's orchard. However that may 
be, he soon had a new home in the new world, for before 
1788 he had married Nancy Elkin, daughter of the Rev. 
Robert Elkin, and was settled on a fine farm in Clark 
County, Kentucky, about four miles from the present 
town of Winchester. There his son William and the 
other children were born and there he died June 5, 1806. 
The farm is still in the family and the ruins of the old 
home can be seen from the quiet corner above the garden 
where Alan Neil and Nancy, his wife, sleep side by side. 


Allen, Neil. 


Clark County Kentucky June the Fourth 1806. 

I Allen Neil being weak in body but perfet in minde 
Do make constitute and appoint this to be my last will 
and testament. 1st, I will my soul into the hands of 
Allmighty God my body after death to be deasently hur- 
ried and my just debts to be paid in a lawful and spedy 
manner 2rd, I bequeath unto my wife Nancy my lands 
and my Negro man Ambrose also my Negro woman 
Esther during her widowhood and if she Marrieth A 
childs part to be at her disposal at her desceas the whole 
of my Estate Real and personal to be equally divided 
amongst my children Except at foloes to my son William 
one bay horse extra My money to be put into the hands 
of Executors for to purchas Negros for the use of chril- 
dren As soon as purchaesed they shall come into my 
family and be for their support my lands to be sold at 
my wifes descease and the price thereof to be equally 
divided amongst my children or their heirs. 

I also constitute and appoint my wife Nancy Execu- 
trix with Zachariah Elkin and my son William Neil Ex- 
ecutors to the above Will. 

Allen, Neil. 

Robert W. Million. 


Robt. X Elkin. 

Thomas Burrus. 


At a Court held for Clark bounty on the 23rd, day 
of June 1806, This last will and tesament of Alen Neil 
Deed, was proven by the oath of Of Robert W. Million 
Robert Elkin and Thomas Burrus Witnesses thereto 
Subscribed and ordered to be recorded and on motion of 
Nancy Neil Zachariah Elkin and William Neil Exors. 
therein named who made oath thereto as the law directs 
Certificate is granted them for abtaining a probate 
thereof in due form given sesurity whereupon they to- 
gether with John Holiday and Joseph Duman their sure- 
reties entered into and Acknowledged their bond in the 
penalty of ($4000) conditioned according to law for the 
due and faithful administraion of the said Decedents 
Estate and performance of his will 


Examined. D. Bullock. C. C. C. 

I, H, C, Skinner, Clerk of the Clark County Court, 
do certify that the foregoing instrument is a true and cor- 
rect copy of the will of Alan Neil, Deceased, as found 
on the records in my office, which is duly recorded in will 
Book No. 5, page No. 153. 

Given under my hand this 5th day of Jan., 1915. 

H. C. Skinner, Clerk. 
By R. N. Skinner, D. C. 


William Neil (2) was born in Winchester, Kentucky, 
December 4, 1788. There his boyhood was passed on 
his father's farm. 

Alan Neil died in 1806, but as the homestead went 
to his wife, the home was not broken up, and it was not 
until 1812 that young- William went forth into the world 
to try his fortunes. He then travelled northward to 
Urbana, Ohio, on foot, according to one tradition ; riding 
his own horse according to another. As his father had 
made him a special bequest of horse, saddle, and bridle, 
the latter seems probable. 

After an expensive venture in flour, he went on to 
Urbana, where he bought 400 acres of land and a cabin, 
the latter probably to receive his bride, for in January, 
1816, he married Hannah Schwing, beloved then and ever 
by all who knew her. In 1818 the Franklin Bank of Co- 
lumbus being in difficulties, Mr. Neil, already known in 
spite of his youth as an honest, and clear-headed business 
man, was asked to go to Columbus and straighten out 
its affairs, at the same time being made cashier. In part- 
nership with a Mr. Zinn, he bought the first stage out of 
Columbus, running between there and Granville. This 
was the beginning of staging in that part of the state, 
but he soon had other lines in operation, to Wheeling, 
Buffalo, Sandusky, Cincinnati, and Indianapolis. The 
first company was Neil, Moore and Co. 

Later the Ohio Stage Company was formed by Mr. 
Neil, known as the "old stage king," David Deshler, Wil- 
liam Sullivant, and others. 


Then railroad building began. In this connection 
one writer says of Mr. Neil, "he spent 16 months in New- 
York City selling the bonds of The Columbus, Piqua and 
Indiana Railroad. He found it very difficult to interest 
the money owners in the enterprise, but after months of 
methodical, painstaking, fair representation of how this 
road would be the connecting link of a main line of rail- 
roads from New York City and the seaports to the fertile 
lands of the western states, he succeeded. His name 
should go down to history as being one of the great finan- 
ciers. No other name than Neil has been more widely 
known throughout Ohio and the Middle West for enter- 
prise and business ability, and for loyalty it has no 

William Neil and Judge Mitchell of Piqua, Miami 
County, Ohio, were the builders of a railroad from Colum- 
bus to Urbana, and later to Piqua. Mr. Neil was also in- 
terested in the line to Xenia, and the Columbus and Cleve- 
land, and the old Central Ohio. His first house was on the 
northeast corner of Gay and Front Streets, but in 1828 
he purchased the long desired Vance farm and then and 
later several thousand additional acres, much of which was 
fine walnut forest, whence came the first timber in the 
old Neil House. At the session of the legislature of 1833- 
1834, the Clinton Bank of Columbus was chartered, and 
in October, 1834 the first board of directors was elected 
and consisted of William Neil, Christopher Neiswanger, 
David W. Deshler, Demas Adams, John Patterson, Jesse 
Stone, Noah Swayne, Joseph Ridgeway, Bela Lathan, 
William S. Sullivant, William Miner, O. W. Thorwood, 
and Nathanial Medberry. William Neil was elected the 


bank's first president, and John Delafield its first cashier. 
Mr. Neil continued as president until January, 1846. 

During the latter part of their more than fifty years 
of married life, Mr. and Mrs. Neil lived in a private apart- 
ment in the Neil House. 

There Mrs. Neil died in 1868, and her husband in 
1870. Mr. Neil was a Southern gentleman of the old 
school in the highest sense of all those words can mean, 
of honor, courage, chivalry, and hospitality, charming 
all who knew him by his perfect and unfailing courtesy 
and grace. 



This letter, written by her grand-daughter, Lucy 
Neil Williams, seems in place here. 

"I am asked to write a brief sketch of my beloved 
grandmother's life, but feel myself entirely unequal to the 
task, so many are the thoughts that press for utterance. 
How shall I do justice to such a true and noble woman? 
What is the most important thing to say? A life so full 
of Christian charity and benevolence has made her name 
a household word, not only in her own family, but in many 
a poor and humble home where so much of her time was 
passed in doing good and relieving the suffering. I can 
give very little of her history, only state a few facts that 
I remember from childhood. 

Hannah Schwing was born in Franklin, Virginia, 
June 3, 1794. She went from there to Louisville, Ken- 
tucky, when six years old. At the age of twenty-two 
she married William Neil, who was born in Winchester, 
Virginia, December 4, 1788. They moved to Urbana, 
Ohio, and then to Columbus, Ohio, in 1818, when Mr. 
Neil was made cashier of the Franklin Bank. 

My grandfather was also known as "the old stage 
king." He owned the first line of stages that ran from 
Wheeling, West Virginia, to Cincinnati. 

The old homestead where the Agricultural College 
now stands, ever stood with wide-open doors in true Ken- 
tucky hospitable fashion. I have often heard my grand- 
mother tell of the many sleighing parties of young peo- 


pie that would come out unexpectedly and the gay times 
they had, but it was among the poor that her life was 
passed and that she is remembered and thought of. 

I remember the old house with its wide halls, large 
open wood-fire places, high brass fenders, and heavy old 
mahogany furniture, and it seems a pity that it should 
have been its fate to be destroyed by fire, thus removing 
one of the old land-marks. My grandparents had seven 
children, all of whom, but one, are living, (1890). They 
are my father, Robert E. Neil, Mrs. Dennison, wife of 
Governor William Dennison, Mrs. McMillen, John G. 
Neil, William A. Neil, and Henry M. Neil. My grand- 
mother gave the lot on High Street to the Methodist 
Church which was sold after the church was destroyed 
by fire, and that amount went toward building the new 
church known as Wesley Chapel on the corner of Broad 
and Fourth Streets, where there is a bas-relief of her on 
the church wall. The "Hannah Neil Mission," named 
after her, is a home for friendless women and children, 
to whom her heart was always open. 

I remember seeing my grandmother giving away 
every dress but the one black silk in the wardrobe, and 
of protesting with her one cold day for even taking off 
a heavy quilted skirt which she had on, and parting with 
her feather bed to give to some poor woman. Very often 
in the fall, she would lay in large supplies of provisions 
and have pork and hams and sausages packed in barrels 
to distribute among the poor in winter. Her old horse, 
"Billy," was much the most at home among the "by- 
ways and hedges," and always wanted to turn down an 
alley where he spent so much time, whilst my dear grand- 


mother, like a ministering angel, was in the home of some 
poor person, always cheerful and making every one happy. 
Her true Christian spirit always shone in her sweet face, 
and I almost used to imagine sometimes as I looked at 
her that I could see a shining light around it. Her whole 
life was given up to doing good and working among the 
poor and in her church. 

Hers was truly a life "hid in Christ." Her name is 
still loved and cherished by those who knew her for her 
unselfish and perfect Christian life and constant acts of 
benevolence have raised a monument to her memory more 
lasting than granite or marble. 

She died March 18, 1868, of pneumonia. She passed 
quietly away and looked as if she had fallen into a sweet 
and peaceful sleep. 

As the funeral procession left the church I remember 
the crowds of poor people who, with tear-stained faces, 
and lining the streets on either side (since the church 
could not hold them all), had come to pay the last tribute 
of love and respect to one who had been a dear and true 
friend to them. We cannot but feel that rich indeed has 
been the reward of one who fulfilled so completely her 
Master's bidding and followed so closely in the footsteps 
of her Saviour." 

She was one of the original founders of the Female 
Benevolent Society. The Columbus Female Benevolent 
Society was organized in January, 1835. Among the 
most active and efficient visitors from the original organi- 
zation may be found the name of Mrs. William Neil and 
others. Mrs. Neil was elected Vice President. (The 
above taken from the history of Franklin County, edited 
by William T. Martin.) 



Joseph H. Geiger, in his lecture at the Opera House, 
Columbus, Ohio, January 7, 1875, in speaking on the 
expression of Cain : "Am I my brother's keeper?" said : 

"Permit me here to introduce a name which is local 
and dear to us all. Years ago a Woman, and I use the 
term because it is used in the Bible as the highest type of 
female character, moved quietly and unobtrusively among 
us. She had wealth and position to command respect 
and recognition in every class, yet she was rarely found 
among the gay and joyous. In daylight and darkness 
She was in the lonely alleys and in the by-places among 
the miserable and destitute. 

"By the needy and wretched she stood faithfully and 

"Carking care, squalid wretchedness and blear-eyed 
famine became her daily companions. 

"Her home was one of plenty but duty called her to 
the hovels of the famishing and stricken. Her mission 
was to relieve the afflicted and comfort the forlorn, and 
her lonely voice of prayer went up from the abodes of 
wretchedness to the ear of an all-pitying Jesus. She 
solicited and received aid for the suffering and dying. 
When her own store was exhausted, she begged from the 
wealthy to relieve the needy. Her life was one of love, 
gentleness and labor for her kindred. She did not 
upbraid the suffering wicked. It was enough for her to 
know that they were fallen. She felt that she was 'her 


brother's keeper' when she watched by the dying and 
cared for the dead. 

"She did her duty nobly and well and 'Verily, she 
has her reward.' 

"She has gone home. Earth has her ashes; God 
her spirit; we the remembrance of her earnest toils, her 
priceless virtues. Long remembered will be her deeds. 
Sweet be the slumbers for holy is the memory of Hannah 



Henry M. Neil (3) is a representative of one of the 
oldest and most honored families of Columbus. For- 
tunate is the man who has back of him an ancestry hon- 
orable and distinguished, and happy is he if his lines of 
life are cast in harmony therewith. In person, in talents, 
and in character, Henry M. Neil is a worthy scion of his 
race. His deeds in the Civil War, engraven on the pages 
of history, will go down to future generations. In his 
home city he is known as an energetic, straightforward, 
business man, and advocate of the city's development and 
progress, and as a firm and loyal friend in his social rela- 

His birth occurred in what is now Columbus, August 
4, 1832, his parents being William and Hannah 
(Schwing) Neil, of whom mention is made elsewhere in 
this volume. His earlier education was acquired in a 
private school in this city, and he pursued a prepara- 
tory course in Phillips Academy at Andover, Massachu- 
setts, where he spent one year, and under a private tutor 
at Concord, Massachusetts, where he remained for two 

He then entered Harvard University and when he 
had completed his college course became associated with 
his father in the management of his large business and 
real estate interests. His time was fully occupied until 
the outbreak of the Civil War, when, thrilled by a spirit 
of patriotism, he espoused the Union cause and gave his 


efforts to sustaining the national policy. At that time his 
brother-in-law, William Dennison, was Governor of Ohio, 
and Mr. Neil might have received from him a colonel's 
commission had he so desired, for he had already received 
considerable military training as a member of the govern- 
or's guard. A high sense of honor, however, led him to 
enter the service as a private and gain his promotion 
through merit. Three days after Fort Sumter was fired 
upon, April 15, 1861, he offered his services as a soldier, 
being the first man to enlist in Ohio. He was assigned 
to duty raising troops and succeeded in raising a company 
by the 18th of April. He was appointed aide-de-camp 
with the rank of colonel on the staff of Governor Denni- 
son, April 18, 1861, and was on mustering duty in various 
parts of the state until July, after which various other 
departmental duties engaged his attention until January, 
1862. He was then tendered a commission as lieutenant 
in the Eleventh Ohio Volunteer Battery of Light Ar- 
tillery and accepted the offer. On the 7th of January, 
1862, he was commissioned as junior first lieutenant of 
the same command, which he joined at Otterville, Mis- 
souri, January 10, 1862. The battery was attached to 
General Schuyler Hamilton's division of General Pope's 
Army of the Mississippi, and he was in the siege and cap- 
ture of New Madrid, Missouri, from the 3rd until the Mth 
of March. 

He also participated in the battle of Island No. 10, 
on the 16th of March : the expedition to Fort Pillow, Ten- 
nessee, on the 8th of April : and Pittsburg Landing from 
the 12th to the 17th of April. His command was with 
the left wing during the advance on and the siege and cap- 
ture of Corinth, which lasted from the 30th of April until 


the 30th of May. Colonel Neil also participated in the 
battle of Farmington and the occupation of Corinth, fol- 
lowed by the pursuit to Boonville, and was then on duty 
at Corinth until the 23rd of June. 

He went on the expedition to Ripley from June 27th 
until July 2 : was at Corinth until August 4 : at Jacinto, 
Mississippi, until September 18, and was almost constantly 
skirmishing with portions of General Sterling Price's 
Confederate troops from August 4 until September 18. 
He was in the battle of Iuka on the following day and 
was severely wounded in three different parts of the body. 
He commanded his battery on the 3rd and 4th of October 
at Corinth and was again wounded, after which he was 
sent home by General Rosecrans. He was at German- 
town and Memphis until March, 1863, when he was 
detached from the 11th Ohio Battery and assigned by 
order of General U. S. Grant to the command of Battery 
F of the Second United States Light Artillery, March 8, 
1863. By special order of E. M. Stanton, secretary of 
war, he was again detached and assigned the duty of 
raising the 22nd Ohio Battery Volunteer Light Artillery, 
April 28, 1863, and assigned to General J. D. Cox's com- 
mand of the district of the Ohio, taking part in the ex- 
pedition against Confederate General Imboden in West 
Virginia. He met the enemy in Morgan's raid and was 
afterward ordered to Camp Nelson, Kentucky, where he 
was assigned to the artillery brigade of the 23rd Corps 
of the Army of the Ohio. 

With this command he participated in the advance to 
Cumberland Gap and in the engagement there, beginning 
on the 7th of September. At that point he was given the 
command of all the artillery, consisting of twelve batteries. 


From the 17th of November until the 8th of Decem- 
ber, Colonel Neil was present at the siege of Knoxville 
and was then on duty at Cumberland Gap until January 
9, 1864: he resigned on the 13th of February on account 
of disability, being occasioned by the wounds which he 
had sustained in action and by exposure which is so often 
a part of the experience of war. He was made colonel 
of the United States Volunteers. In the battle of Iuka 
Major Neil's battery suffered a greater loss than any other 
battery experienced during the war in any single engage- 
ment. The loss was fifty-eight out of one hundred and 
two men, and when the battle was over he had but three 
live horses remaining. Fortunately Major Neil did not 
have to wait for recognition as others had to do. From 
the field letters were written by Colonel C. L. Matthies to 
Governor Tod of Ohio, and Colonel W. Swayne to Colonel 
J. W. Geary of Columbus, while other similar testimonials 
bearing date of this period of the war show the great ap- 
preciation felt for his brave services by officers and men 
alike. Since that time his feats at the battle of Iuka and 
Corinth have been told many times, and have formed the 
subject of various written records, and will always be pre- 
served as a part of the annals of the war. 

Following his return home, Colonel Neil took up the 
management of his extensive investments and real estate 
interests, which include much property both in and near 
Columbus. His labors in this direction has constituted 
a feature in the city's progress. He platted the Indianola 
Addition to Columbus, which is one of the most attrac- 
tive residence suburbs. He has been a trustee of the Neil 
House property since 1880, this being the oldest hotel 
in Columbus. The first building was erected in 1842 by 


his father, William Neil, but was destroyed by fire in 1860, 
on the night of Abraham Lincoln's first election to the 
presidency. It was then rebuilt and re-opened in the fall 
of 1862 and has remained to this day by reason of the 
various changes and improvements made one of the finest 
hotels in the city. 

Major Neil was married June 4, 1863, to Miss Julia 
Stone, a daughter of Dwight Stone, a prominent citizen 
of Columbus. They became parents of one son and six 
daughters : William, who married Miss Abby Tillinghaste, 
of Worthington, Massachusetts, and is a trustee of the 
Neil House; Olive; Hannah, the wife of Guy W. Mallon, 
who is a member of the legislature from Cincinnati ; Fay ; 
Alice Josephine, who is the wife of the Rev. A. M. Slay- 
ton of Newton Highlands, Massachusetts; Florence, the 
wife of Colonel B. L. Bargar, of the Fourth Ohio Na- 
tional Guard; and Julia Stone, the wife of Alfred H. 
Chapin, of Springfield, Massachusetts. There are now 
seventeen grandchildren, so that various descendants rep- 
resent the Neil family, although but one bears the family 
name. Colonel Neil has always maintained the deepest 
interest in military affairs and is most widely known in 
military circles. He is a member of the Society of the 
Army of the Tennessee, of the Army of the Ohio, of the 
Army and Navy Officers of Cincinnati, of the Military 
Order of the Loyal Legion of Ohio, and is an ex-president 
of the Soldiers and Sailors Association of Franklin Coun- 
ty, this state. He likewise belongs to the Grand Army 
of the Republic and is a past commander of the J. C. 
McCoy Post. 


While the single instance of Colonel Neil's high sense 
of honor, as manifest in his military experience, has been 
given, many others might be mentioned with equal appro- 
priateness. He has ever stood as a splendid representative 
of a prominent pioneer family and his own life has been 
one of single usefulness and benefit to his city and country. 
Free from ostentation and display, he never forgets the 
friends of his youth, while the years have brought him a 
constantly expanding circle of friends as the circle of his 
acquaintance has been extended. 

From the History of Columbus, published by S. J. 
Clark Publishing Co., in 1909. 


The following letter gives an interesting contempor- 
ary account of the wedding June 4, 1863, of Henry Moore 
Neil and Julia Evans Stone: 

June 7, 1863. 
Dear Cousin: 

Lizzie persuaded me not to write last week but to 
wait until after the wedding, so that she could send you 
a flower that she had worn. Uncle Henry and Aunt Julia 
had a very elegant wedding of the right kind, that is, an 
evening one. We have all had a great deal of fun and 
excitement over it. The invitations had to be directed 
and they took two evenings of fun. Uncle John Neil gave 
the bridal party a tea party and invited the family after 
tea. That was a week ago last Friday. Wednesday eve- 
ning we went to Julia's and from there to the church to 
rehearsal. I must confess that we really had a great deal 
of amusement there at the church. Mr. Dye was Uncle 
Henry's first groomsman and Alice Kilbourne first brides- 
maid. Lizzie and Mose, Cousin Will and I were the other 
two couples. 

Thursday morning we were at Julia's bright and 
early. That means Alice, Lizzie, Mose, Mr. Dye, Jo 
Matthews, Mary Wing and myself. We arranged, not 
exaggerating, no less than three or four bushels of flowers 
in wreaths, bouquets and festoons. There were sixteen in 
the front parlor alone. The house looked beautifully 
after we had finished, as you may imagine. We girls 
commenced dressing by four o'clock in the afternoon, so 


of course we looked lovely and were only eclipsed by the 
bride. I believe you always notice a lady's dress so I will 
describe ours. The bride's was a rich white silk trimmed 
elegantly with point lace — a wreath of white orange blos- 
soms, white lilacs and roses confining a tulle veil. This 
was a more appropriate dress for her than satin as she is 
so small. 

The bridesmaids' dresses were white crepe over white 
silk and trimmed beautifully with natural flowers. Am I 
foolish in describing them? Do not laugh at me. 

They were married at the church at eight o'clock. 
Of course there was a great crowd there. The ceremony 
was very beautiful and the wedding march was grand on 
the organ. The bridesmaids and the groomsmen were 
more frightened than the happy couple itself. 

They had a reception at the house at nine o'clock. 
This was a little tiresome, shaking hands with everyone 
and standing in one corner all the evening. Of course 
we could talk with our friends but not so well as if we 
were moving about. I think standing still for any length 
of time is very fatiguing. 

She received some of the most elegant presents I ever 
saw and more of them. Mr. Stone when he was looking 
at them said, "It would be putting wrong notions into the 
girl's head." Uncle Henry's present to her was a set of 

The next morning we went to her house to bid her 
good-bye (they left for Niagara Falls that day) and after- 
wards accompanied her to the depot. I had such a de- 
lightful week of it that I have felt perfectly good for 
nothing ever since. 


At their beautiful home, Indianola, Mr. and Mrs. 
Neil opened their hospitable doors to friends and neigh- 
bors for nearly half a century. Then a removal to the 
city was found advisable, but there was first a goodly 
gathering of children and grandchildren. 

The city house is on Auburn Avenue, and here on 
June 4, 1913, Major and Mrs. Neil celebrated their 
Golden Wedding with all their children and 13 out of 20 
grandchildren around them. 

"Whenever we see a couple celebrate their golden 
wedding anniversary we feel like shooting a cannon, build- 
ing a bonfire, sending off a sky-rocket and bringing out 
the brass band, for really it is one of the finest events in 
human experience. Fifty years of happy wedded life is 
grander than a kingdom, and so we thought when we read 
in yesterday's State Journal the account of the golden 
wedding anniversary of our good friends, Major and Mrs. 
Henry M. Neil. Why, in their very pictures they look 
contented and happy and they were for if ever the Good 
Lord specially favors mortals, it is when as man and wife 
they have walked down the fifty-year path of matrimonial 
love and confidence together. The bridal pair under the 
orange blossoms is always a beautiful sight, but the couple 
that has lived together through fifty winters and summers 
and still catch the fragrance of those orange blossoms 
and feel the glow of that happy event still in their hearts 
constitute one of those heavenly scenes that Providence 
has left to faithful men and women to enjoy. 

— Editorial in Ohio State Journal. 



The following poem was composed by Mr. S. N. 
Cook of this city and read by him at the Camp-fire and 
entertainment given under the auspices of McCoy Post, 
G. A. R., at the City Hall, Friday evening, January 10, 
1885. The poem is founded upon an article written by 
Gen. Sanborn, describing Major Harry M. Neil's gallant 
conduct at the battles of Corinth and Iuka. The article 
was published in these columns on the unanimous election 
of Major Neil as Commander of McCoy Post : 


Only a few brief hours, 

Yet of all the shafts that memory rears, 

To unforgotten days, these lofty towers 

Loom over all. 
Days when heart's blood flowed like rain, 
Days that brought forth groans and tears; 
Groans of the wounded, tears for their pain 

When we see them fall. 

One day — like a snowdrift when warm suns 

Beam — brightly melted away 

One hundred men that manned the guns, 

That afternoon. 
Great angry human waves, 
Like ocean billows, clad in gray, 
Dashed round them. Now their graves, 
And those of our dead, are green : 
Each have the same night watch, I ween, 

The 9tars and moon. 


The story of that day in sixty-two, 

When all the officers but one, 

And nearly all the men, so brave and true, 

Were slain, 
Should never be forgotten, but be told, 
When camp-fires burn — when our thoughts run 
To deeds heroic and of heroes bold, 

That never fought again. 

In softened tones with tender pride, 
We tell of those who fought and died ; 
Nor need we hesitate to praise 
The living heroes of those days. 
I see before me in this room, 
Men who in the battle's gloom 
Fought like demons, yet tonight 
I see in eyes that glow and flash, 
No trace is left of that wild dash, 
That led them to the cannon's mouth, 
On hard fought fields, in all the South. 

One scene we take from memory's store, 
Picturing the part one battery bore, 
Down on Iuka's blood-soaked plain. 
The tale, though told, we'll tell again, 
How Phoenix-like, as from the dead. 
Came the battery which was led 
By one — I need not tell 
The name — that you know well. 


Hark! What was that? A rousing cheer 

That greets a battery flashing onward from the rear. 

Aye, there was something terrible in that wild run. 

Death soon will speak from out each black-mouthed gun, 

Which now unlimbers and begins to play 

On lines of men — long lines in gray. 

The howling shells that seem to split the air, 

Disturb not one, who calmly sitting there 

Upon his horse (he too a hero in his way, 

Watching like his master the coming lines of gray) . 

The human billows now dash on, 

The long straight lines of flashing steel have gone 

From sight behind the smoke, yet like the angry sea, 

Hid by the foe, dash for the battery. 

The supporting lines are waiting for the signal never 

For the strong, exultant foe backward now are driven. 
By the men who manned the guns, by heroes of the day, 
While the battery's brave commander cries to the men in 

"Come and try it; you try Corinth over again, 
We are waiting, come on with your leaden rain. 
Come and take us, don't be trying to get away ; 
Come and see us," but they came no more that day. 

Just beyond the smoky cannon, 
Just beyond its blackened mouth, 
Lay the victims of the cannon, 
Lay the veterans of the South. 


Many a Southern home was saddened. 
Many a Southern maiden wept ; 
Never a loyal heart was gladdened, 
Because of the swathe the cannon swept. 

But every loyal heart was bounding, 
For our old flag had won the day ; 
And with thousand praises sounding, 
That grand battery stole away. 

There were other days of fighting, 
Days whose honors yet we feel ; 
But we'll not forget when writing 
Of the brave, how Harry Neil 
Fought that day — fought at Iuka; 
Fought — this hero in the battle's van — 
While others talk of "Two Days' Valor," 
We proudly cry— "BEHOLD THE MAN." 


August 4, 1914 
To Father Neil 
Alas the years have sneaked away 

And all is changed but you, 
For anyone were fool to think 
That you are eighty-two. 

'Tis passing meet to make good cheer 
And drink good health to you 

Since only once in our career 
Are we just eighty-two. 

O happy day ! O gracious day ! 

I lift my glass to you ; 
Come let us journey on our way 

A year, good eighty-two. 


William Neil (4) was born at Columbus, Ohio, and 
was a student for four years at Ohio State University, 
later taking a course in the Columbus Business College. 
For seven years (1915) he has served as trustee of the 
Neil House Estate, a trust created by his grandfather, 
William Neil (2) for his six children, the trust to con- 
tinue while any of the six are living. 

William Neil (5) has his history still to make, but 
the following lines seem in place here: 


In the surf step little feet 
And the waves rise up to greet 
The little fellow, brave and sweet, 
Billy Neil. 

Gathering shells along the shore, 
Till little hands can hold no more, 
Life has many joys in store, 
Billy Neil. 

Oh happy, happy, happy day, 
May his life be one bright ray 
Scattering sunshine all the way, 
Billy Neil. 

Written for Billy by his grandmother Neil in the 
summer of 1915. 


1. James Bailey, born 1612; died Aug., 1677; mar- 


2. Damaris Bailey, born Nov. 17, 1648, married, 
Thomas Leavor, born May 2, 1643. 

James Bailey was in Cambridge in 1634 and made a 
freeman in 1635. 



1. Osmer, owner of Shipbrook, Davenham, Bostock, 

Audlem, Crewe, all in Cheshire, entered in 
Domesday Book as having held these places at 
the time of the Conquest, married. 

2. Hugh, married. 

3. Richard, married. 

4. Roger, married. 

5. Sir Gilbert or Sir Adam. There are several places 

where the name seems to be in doubt. Probably 
a grandson was mentioned without any state- 
ment as to which of the older generation was 
his father; married. 

6. William or Randle, married, 

Margaret, daughter of Warren Vernon, Baron of 

7. Warren, married, 

Hawise, Countess of Lincoln, daughter Hugh 
Kevelioc, Earl Palatine of Chester and widow 
of Sir Roger de Quenci. 

8. Sir Gilbert or Henry, married, 
Elinn, daughter Robert Pool. 

9. Sir William, Lord of Bostock, Knight, 1216-1272 ; 

married, first, 
Elizabeth, daughter James, Lord Audley ; married, 

Amice, widow. 


10. Sir Edward or Phillip, Lord of Bostoc; married, 
Maria, daughter of Matthew Vernon. 

11. Sir Adam Bostock. Lord of Bostock, Knight; mar- 

Joan, daughter William de Brereton. 

12. Sir William Bostock, Knight of Bostock; mar- 

Joan Norreys. 

13. Sir Adam Bostock; married, 

Margaret de Wettenhale, daughter Sir John, 
Lord of Wettenhale and Acton. 

14. Adam Bostock, Lord of Bostock, bora Aug. 15, 

1363; died 1415, was in the battle of Shrews- 
bun' ; married, 
Janet de Bradshaw, daughter Sir Henry. 

15. Sir Ralph Bostock, Knight, Lord of Bostock. 

Fought at Agincourt ; married, 
Isabel de Lawton, daughter William of Wigland. 

16. Sir Adam Bostock, Knight, Lord of Bostock; mar- 

Elizabeth Venables, daughter Sir Hugh. 

17. William, fourth son of above; married, 
Ellen Bostock. daughter Adam. 

18. George Bostock, married. 

Emma Holt, daughter Sir Edward. 

19. Robert Bostock, bur. at Davenham, Essex, 12 

March, 1583; married, 
Emma Brom field, daughter Humphrey. 


20. Arthur Bostock, bap. at Davenham, 18 March, 

1559; bur. Bunbery, Cheshire, 4 July, 1632; 
married, 16 Jan, 1603-4; 

Ellen Dennis, bur. at Taporley, 8 Jan., 1642. 

21. Arthur Bostwick, or Bostock, bap. at Taporley, 

23 Dec, 1603; married, 

Jane Whittel, probably daughter of Rev. Robert. 

22. John Bostwick, bap. St. Helen's Church, Taporley, 

Cheshire, 18 Oct., 1638; died before 11 Dec., 
1688; married, about 1665, 

Mary Brimsmead, daughter John and Mary (Car- 
ter) Brimsmead. 

23. Joseph Bostwick, b. 11 March, 1672; d. before 8 

April, 1726 ; married 14 June, 1698, 

Ann Burr. 

24. Abigail Bostwick, b. 24 Sept., 1700; married, 28 

Jan., 1719, 
Johnathan Hurd, 27 April, 1694. 



1. John Brimsmead of Charlestown in 1637; freeman 

2 May, 1638; married, 

Mary Carter. 

2. Mary Brimsmead, b. 24 July, bap. 3 Aug., 1640; 

married, 1665, 

John Bostwick, bap. 18 Oct., 1638. 



1. Hans Danneker, 


2. Simon Danneker (son of Hans Danneker), 

married, 13 Oct., 1668, 

Agatha Helins, daughter of Zacharia Helins. 

3. Johannes Danneker, soldier, born 21 Feb., 1679 ; 

died 14 July, 1738. (The 2 in 21 is indistinct.) 

Anna Maria, born 1679 ; died 26 July, 1739. 

4. John Jacob Danneker, born 21 April, 1699; died 

21 Aug., 1768; 

married three times — first wife's name un- 
known; married third, prior to 1751, 


5. George Dannacker (Tannecker), 

married 12 April, 1762, 

Margaretha Hereger. 

6. Margaret Dannacker, 

married 12 Oct., 1779, 

John Gottfried Schwing, goldsmith. 



The earliest records we have of the ancestors of 
Margaret Dannacker come from Trichtingen, Wurtem- 
burg, through the courtesy of Pastor Merkle, and were 
copied by him from the old church records in that town 
and include three generations: 1, Hans Dannecker; 2, 
Simon Dannecker and his wife, Agatha Helins, daughter 
of Zacharia Helins ; 3, Johannes Dannacker and his wife, 
Anna Maria. 

The records of the family in America begin with 
this 3, Johannes Dannecker and are copied from the rec- 
ords of the old churches Zion and St. Michael in Philadel- 
phia, which are preserved in the archives of Pennsylvania. 
Jacob Dannecker's name is among those recorded in the 
list of officers and soldiers in 1754, Vol. I, 5th series, p. 
200, Pennsylvania Archives. 

Died, 21 Aug., 1768, Jacob Dannecker, son of Jo- 
hannes Dannecker and wife, Anna Maria. He was born 
21 April, 1699, at Trechtingen, Rosenfelden, Wurt, and 
came to this land 15 years ago and died of a consuming 
disease, was married three times, buried in the Kensing- 
ton God's Acre. The above from Marriage Record book, 
1745-1771, page 243. 

He came to America in 1753. The records state that 
his third wife, Margaretha, survived him. His will was 
signed 23 May, 1768. This will mentions wife, Marga- 
retha and children, Dorothy, George, Juliana and Mag- 
dalea. Their home was in Kensington, Northern Liber- 
ties, County of Philadelphia. His name and that of his 
wife are mentioned many times in these old church records 
as sponsors in Baptismal records. 

5. George Dannecker paid Effective supply D 3 
tax in Montgomery Township in 1779, his name appear- 
ing on the record in the line preceding the record of the 
payment of tax by John Gottfried Schwing. 

In Pennsylvania Archives, Book IX, p. 325, 2nd 
series, St. Michael and Zion Church records, the marriage 
of George Tannecker (T instead of D) to Margaretha 
Hereger, 12 April, 1762. 

Record of Margaret Dannecker's marriage to John 
Gottfried Schwing is from Pennsylvania Archives, Book 
IX, page 383, second series. 

6. Margaret Danneker, after her marriage with 
John Gottfried Schwing, went to Fredericksburg, Vir- 
ginia, where they were living in 1785 when their fourth 
child, Elizabeth, was born. In 1794 they had travelled 
as far westward as Franklin, Virginia, (now West Vir- 
ginia). Here their daughter, Hannah, who married 
William Neil, was born. 



1. John Dresser, died Charlestown, Apr., 1672; mar- 



2. Lieut. John Dresser, born Rowley, 1640; died, 

Mar. 14, 1723; married, Nov. 21, 1662, 

Martha Thorley, died June 29, 1700. 

3. Johnathan Dresser, born 1674; married at Beverly 

Rowley, Mass., 

Sarah Leavor. 

4. Hannah Dresser, born Aug. 19, 1711; married, 
John Grosvenor, born 1711. 



1. Joseph Easton, born 1602 ; died Aug. 19, 1688 ; 


2. Joseph Easton, born 1648; died Dec. 30, 1711; 


Hannah Ensign. 

3. Joseph Easton, born Hartford, 1669; died, East 

Hartford, 1735 ; 
married, Hartford, 1694, 

Sarah Spencer. 

4. Elijah Easton, born 1706; died Suffield, Jan. 24, 

1756; married, June 4, 1735, 

Elizabeth Winchell, born Feb. 1, 1713; died, 
July 24, 1761. 

5. Silence Easton, born Dec. 22, 1755 ; married, April 

28, 1779. 

Reuben Heacock, born Jan. 22, 1759. 

Joseph Easton (1) was made a freeman of Cam- 
bridge in March, 1635, and was in Hartford in 1636. 

Joseph Easton (2 ) was made a freeman of Hartford, 
in October, 1669 and was a grand juror and deacon of the 
First Church. 



1. Ralph Elkins,* married, 

2. Ralph Elkins, Jr.,* married, 

3. Nathaniel Elkins,* married, 

4. Rev. Robert Elkin (probably son of Nathaniel), 

born 1740-2; died 1822; will probated in April; 

Sarah Reardon or Riardan. 

5. Nancy Elkin, born Jan. 2, 1770; died Oct. 30, 

1827; married, 

Alan Neil, born Scotland, Aug. 8, 1765 ; died June 
5, 1806. 



English records show that a charter was issued May 
23, 1609, to the Treasurer and Company of Adventurers 
and Planters of the City of London in the first Colony 
of Virginia. This was subscribed to by John Elkin, a 
London merchant who gave 75 lbs. thereto, about twice 
the amount of other subscribers. It is not known if he 
ever visited America's first commonwealth, to whose 
genesis he had contributed. Before 1786 Robert Ellkyn 
held office in London about the time of Sir Richard 
Whittington's mayoralty, as also somewhat later was 
Richard Elkin, Gentleman, to whom was granted by 
Gilbert Deitrick, Garter King at Arms (5 March, 5 Ed- 
ward), per cross or, and gules, a cross between four 
tigers passant, counter charged, armed and langued, all 
within a bordeur quarterly of the second and first, charged 
with fleur de lis and rondels countercharged. 

Crest A demi-tiger rampant couped quarterly ermine 
and erminois armed and langued holding between its 
paws a bezant. 



Ralph Elkins (1), pioneer, emigrated with the cava- 
liers to the Old Dominion and received, Jan. 15, 1661, 
a patent of land in York County, Va., from Governor 
Moryson. (See Virginia land grants, Book 4, p. 437.) 
The date of his death is unknown. 

Through his two sons, Ralph, Jr., and Richard, he 
is the founder of the Elkins family in Virginia. Numer- 
ically the Elkins family is the smallest in America. 

Ralph Elkins located between the Potomac and Rap- 
pahannock Rivers, then Westmoreland County, later 
King George's County. He lived the life of the tide- 
water Virginian. His neighbors were the early Barons 
of the Potomac ; his religion, political creed and amuse- 
ments were theirs and his entire environment similar to 
that described by Thackeray in depicting the lives of "the 
Esmonds." From the "Memorials of the Reading, 
Elkins, Howells and other Families," by William E. 

Ralph Elkins, Jr., (2) gave lease to George Mason, 
23rd of November in the year 1733, in Parish Brunswick, 
County of King George, his wife Frances and son Na- 
thaniel, joining in the deed. Nathaniel's joining in the 
deed would indicate that he was of age. Ralph Elkins 
also in 1733 leased land, 150 acres in the County of 
Prince William and Parish of Truro, lying alongside and 
on the head of Dogue Creek, paying in rent therefor 600 


pounds of tobacco en casque, annually on the 25th day 
of December, and his wife Frances and son Nathaniel 
signed this lease also with him. (The above is from 
the Court House records in Manassas, Va.) 

Nathaniel Elkins (3) took oath of allegiance to 
Virginia in Henry County in 1779. 

The Rev. Robert Elkin (4) is supposed to be the 

son of Nathaniel Elkins. In 1775 he bought 100 acres 
of land from William Pollock and he sold the same in 
1780 to Thomas Cook, his wife, Sarah, joining in the 
deed. These records are from the Orange County, Va., 
court records. In these records the name is Elkins. 
When we next find mention of him the final "s" in his 
name is lost. In 1780 the Rev. Robert Elkin is in Hol- 
ston, Tennessee. 

From "Quissenbury Family Records" we learn that 
the Rev. Robert Elkin was "from the older parts of Vir- 
ginia and moved westward and that Captain Billy Bush, 
who had gone to Kentucky with Daniel Boone, returned 
to Virginia and gave such glowing descriptions of the 
new country that a colony of about 40 families, and all 
Baptists, were induced to start in the summer of that year 
for Boonesborough, Kentucky. The Rev. Mr. Vinton 
was their leader. At Holston, Tenn., they met the Rev. 
Robert Elkin on his way to Kentucky with his family. 
On their arrival at Holston, they received word from 
Captain William Bush, who was then at the Fort at 
Boonesborough, not to proceed any farther at present 
because of the troubles with the Indians. They remained 
in Holston till 1783. During this interval they held 
Church meetings, organized for discipline, Sept. 28, 1781, 


and chose the Rev. Robert Elkin for their pastor. On 
their arrival in Kentucky, they settled near the town of 
Winchester and built their first Church on the site of the 
present Providence Church, which was built in 1800 on 
Lower Howard Creek. This old stone Church is still 
in a fair state of preservation and the Church records go 
back continuously to 1780, and it was here that the Rev. 
Robert Elkin preached during the remainder of his life. 
He was a warm friend of the Lincoln family and taught 
Abraham Lincoln to read. In Nicolay and Hay's life of 
Lincoln is the statement that he preached the funeral 
sermon of Lincoln's mother. 

In an old letter from one of his grandchildren is 
found this statement : "Robert Elkin, as one of the 
pioneers of that commonwealth at so early a day, stood 
high for integrity and industry, working almost night 
and day with his own hands, he having raised a large 
family and respectable." 

His own grave is on the slope of a hill six or eight 
miles from Winchester, Ky., where many of his descend- 
ants are now living. His wife's name was Sarah Reardon 
or Riardon. 

Robert Elkin. 


In the name of God Amen I Robert Elkin of dark 
County and State of Kentucky being in perfect health 
Sound mine and memory & calling to mind the uncer- 
tainty of life do make this my last will and testament 


revoking all other will or wills heretofore by made and 
this to be my last will and testament In the first place 
my will is that all of my just debts be paid, Secondly I 
leave to my beloved wife Sarah the plantation whereon 
I now live and everything pertaining thereunto my horses 
cattle Sheep and Hogs, with all of my farming utintials 
for her use and support during her natural life time or 
Widow Hood and no longer. Thirdly, I will to my son 
Zachriah Elkin One Hundred and twenty five acres of 
land on the waters of four mile creek beginning at a 
sugartree John Bledsoes corner thence N 72 W. 203 poles 
to a sugar-tree near a red oak marked R. E. thence N 18 
E 99 poles to a stake thence south 72 E 202 to a stake 
in John Bledsoes line & with the same south 18 W. 100 
poles to the Beginning, Forthly I will to my son Ezekiel 
Elkin. One Hundred and Twenty Five Acres of land 
on the waters of four mile creek Beginning in John Bled- 
soes line and corner Zachriah Elkin lot & running N 18 
E. 100 poles to a walnut Hickory and sugar-tree corner 
to the said Bledsoe thence N 72 W. 199 poles to a beach. 
To a Beach and sugar-tree corner to John Stevens Survey 
thence S 18 W 99 poles to a stake corner to said Zachriah 
Elkin and with his line S 72 E 202 poles to the Beginning 
Fifthly my will is that the plantation whereon I now live 
shall be the property of my son Enoch Elkin at the death 
of my beloved wife Sarah my cubbord with the cubbord 
furniture. Sixthly I will to my Daughter Nancy Elkin 
now Nancy Neil Three Hundred Dollars. Seventhly I 
will to my Daughter Polly Elkin now polly Martin Three 
Hundred Dollars. Eightly I will to my Daughter Milly 
Elkin Now Milley Haggard three hundred Dollars. 
Ninthly I will to my daughter Lovey Elkin now Lovey 


Bundrum three Hundred Dollars Tenthly I will to my 
daughter Duley Elkin now Duley Fletcher three Hundred 
Dollars I aso will to my Daughter Sarah Elkin Three 
Hundred Dollars and in case there should not be a suffi- 
ency of my personal estate to give each one of my daugh- 
ters above named Three Hundred Dollars to each one 
they are to receive an equal propotion of which there is 
and if there should be any ballance remaining over and 
above three Hundred Dollars to each Daughter the bal- 
lance to be equally divided between all my sons and 
Daughters my will also is that in case there should be any 
of my personal estate over and above what will suffe- 
ciently support my beloved wife Sarah that my Executors 
here after named shall sell the same or to divide it with- 
out sale that each one of my Daughters may receive an 
equal proportion of the same and to charge the same 
against their Legacies of three hundred Dollars above 
named and I also will to my beloved wife the use of my 
Negros during her natural life or widow-hood and at her 
death to be sold by my Executors here after named and 
the money ariseing from the sales to be paid to my 
daughters or so much thereof or to make up to each of 
my Daughters above named there Lcgacys of Three Hun- 
dred Dollars each and the Overplus if any to be equally 
divided between all of my sons and Daughters and lastly 
I constitute and appoint my beloved wife Sarah my son 
Zachariah Ezekiel and Enoch Elkins my Executors of 
this my last will & Testament In Witness whereof I have 
hereunto set my hand and seal this 19th, day of June 

Teste. his 

D. Hampton. Robert X Elkin (Seal) 

Mary. Hampton. mark 


Elizabeth x Hampton, 


Clark County April Court 1822. This last will and 
Testament of Robert Elkin Deceased was produced in 
court and proven according to Law by the oath of David 
Hampton and Elizabeth Hampton Witnesses thereto sub- 
scribed and ordered to be recorded And on the motion 
of Ezekiel Elkin and Zachariah Elkin the Executors 
therein named who made oath thereto as the law directs 
certificate is granted them for obtaining a probate thereof 
in due form giving security whereupon they to-gether 
with John V. Bush and Bartlett Haggard entered into 
and acknowledged their bond in the penalty of (4000.00) 
Conditioned as the law directs 

Examined Teste. 

James P. Bullock, Clk. C. C. C. 

State of Kentucky,) 

County of Clark . . ) 

I, H. C. Skinner, Clerk of the Clark County Court, 
do certify that the foregoing is a true and correct copy 
of the Will of Robert Elkin, Deceased, as found on the 
records in my office, which is duly recorded in Will Book 
No. 5, page No. 153. 

Given under my hand this 5th day of Jany., 1915. 

H. C. Skinner, Clerk. 
By R. N. Skinner, D. C. 



Nancy Elkin (5), daughter of the Rev. Robert Elkin 
and his wife, Sarah Reardon, was ten years of age at 
the time of the emigration from Virginia. She married 
Alan Neil and survived her husband 21 years. Both are 
buried on their own home farm, just above their own 
garden. From the place one sees the ruins of the old 
home and the spring of water still flowing as of old. 



1. James Ensign, married, 

2. Hannah Ensign, married, 

Joseph Easton, born 1648; died Dec. 30, 1711. 

James Ensign was a freeman of Cambridge. March 
4, 1635 he was an original proprietor of Hartford and 
an original member of the South Church. 

The name Ensign comes from that of a manor near 



(LeGrosvenator or Mighty Hunter) 

1. Gilbert Le Grosvenor, nephew of Hugh Lupus, 

one of the Normans who came to England with 
William I ; married. 

2. Robert Le Grosvenor, married. 

3. Henry Le Grosvenor, who was given the Lordship 

of Over Lestock, which remained in the family 
until 1465 ; married. 

4. Ralph (or Raufe) Le Grosvenor, who fought for 

Maud against Stephen (1138) ; married. 

5. Richard Le Grosvenor, married. 

6. Robert Le Grosvenor, Crusader under Richard I, 

with him in Sicily when Messina was taken 
(1191), at the conquest of Cyprus, the fall of 
Acre and the defeat of Saladin; married. 

7. Richard Le Grosvenor, married. 

8. Robert Le Grosvenor, bought Nether Pever, was 

five times sheriff of Chester; married. 

9. Sir Robert Le Grosvenor was with Edward III 

at Vannes, the passage of Somms, the battle of 
Cressy and the taking of Calais; married. 
10. Robert Le Grosvenor won in a contest with Rich- 
ard Le Scrope over a coat of arms which was 
granted to Grosvenor as lineal descendant of 
the ancient Earls of Chester-Azure a garb or; 


11. Robert Le Grosvenor was several times sheriff; 

died 1396; married. 

12. Sir Thomas Grosvenor, Kt., married. 

13. Raufe Grosvenor, married. 

14. Robert Grosvenor, married. 

15. Richard Grosvenor, married. 

16. Sir Richard Grosvenor, knighted by James I, later 

made Baronet, Sheriff of Cheshire and Derby, 
Mayor of Chester, Knight of the Shire in the 
first Parliament of Charles I; married. 

17. John Grosvenor, born 1643; died 27 Sept., 1691; 


Esther Clark, born 1651; died 1738. 

18. Ebenezer Grosvenor, born 9 Oct., 1684; died 3 

Sept., 1730; married, 

Ann Marcy, born 1687; died 30 July, 1743. 

19. John Grosvenor, born 22 May, 1711; died 1808; 

married, 4 May, 1733, 

Hannah Dresser, born 1711. 

20. Seth Grosvenor, married, 
Abigail Keyes, born 1757. 

21. Abigail Peabody Grosvenor, married, 
Reuben Bostwick Heacock. 



John Grosvenor (17) is believed to be the son oi 
Sir Richard and is certainly of the same family, the arms 
of which are quartered on his grave stone. A family 
Bible owned by Mrs. Clarence Thompson of Pomfret, 
states that he came from Chester with his wife, Esther, 
and settled in Roxbury in 1680. He is however men- 
tioned as one of the proprietors of Roxbury in 1673. He 
was one of the original purchasers of the Mashamoque 
Grant which included 15,000 acres, the present towns of 
Pomfret, Brooklyn and Putnam, also Abington, Conn. 
In the division of this purchase, his widow and sons re- 
ceived all the land where Pomfret now stands and all 
the hills around it. He settled here but died at Roxbury, 
27 Sept., 1691, aged 47 years. His gravestone is in the 
Roxbury burying ground. 

Ebenezer Grosvenor (18) lived in the house built 
for his mother and her children on the road from Wor- 
cester to Norwich on the west side of Prospect Hill, not 
far from the mansion of Col. Thomas Grosvenor. 

Captain John Grosvenor (19) was in the Pomfret 
company in the expedition to Crown Point under Lieut. 
Dyer, Lieut. Col. Nathaniel Tyler's regiment. Israel 
Putnam was Second Lieutenant in the company. — Grosve- 
nor Records from Burke and "Genealogical and Personal 
Memoirs Relating to the Families of Massachusetts," 
Editorial Supervisor William Richard Cutler, A.M. 



1. Thomas Hale of Watton on Stone, Herts.; mar- 


Joan Kirby. 

2. Thomas Hale, bap. Watton; born 15 June, 1606; 

died 21 Dec, 1682; married, 


3. Thomas Hale, born 18 Nov., 1633; died 1688; 

married 26 May, 1657, Salem, 

Mary Hutchinson, bap. 28 Dec, 1630; died 8 
Dec, 1715. 

5. Hannah Hale, born 19 Nov., 1663; died 1733; 
married, 14 Aug., 1684, 

William Peabody, born 1646; died 1699. 


Thomas Hale (2) came to New England with his 
wife, Thomasine, and a son, Thomas, in 1635, was made 
a freeman of Newbury. 7 Sept., 1638. moved to Haver- 
hill where he was a selectman, and later returned to New- 
bury where he died. — Savage. 

He was selectman of Newbury, 1646, and in 1647 
appointed to try small cases, and in 164S to keep the 
ferry. He is mentioned among the glovers of Salem in 

Thomas Hale (3), brought from England to New- 
bury- as a child, spent most of his life there, was selectman 
1665-1675-1678, fence viewer, trial juror, tything man. 
highway surveyor, way warden and served on various 
committees. He left an estate of over 500 lbs. The 
homestead was deeded before his death in 16S8 to his 
son Thomas. It was a large, substantial structure, two 
stories and an attic, built in 1661 and still standing in 
1889. — Genealogical and Family History- of New Hamp- 
shire, Editor and Supervisor, Ezra S. Stearns. 



1. Sylvester Havens, married, 1815, 
Betsy Elizabeth Haynes. 

2. Susan Havens, married, 
Charles Tillinghaste. 



1. George Haynes, married, 

Amy Cooper, daughter of James and Amy Cooper. 

2. Betsy Elizabeth Haynes, married, 1815, 
Sylvester Havens. 



1. William Heacock, Farmington, Conn., married. 

2. Sergeant Samuel Hicock, born 1648; died 1695; 

Hannah Upson. 

3. Joseph Hickok, born 1678; died 1723; married, 
Elizabeth Gaylord (?) 

4. Samuel Hickok, bap. Sept., 1697; died 5 June, 

1727; married, 

5. Nathan Hickok, born 6 Sept., 1716 ; died 31 Aug., 

1806, Woodbury, Conn. ; married, 
Eunice Hurd; died 25 Feb., 1625. 

6. Reuben Heacock, born 22 June, 1753; married, 

28 April, 1779, 
Silence Easton, born 22 Dec., 1755; died Wash- 
ington ( ?) Conn. 

7. Reuben Bostwick Heacock, married, 
Abby Peabody Grosvenor. 

8. Seth Heacock, married, 
Edna Gilman. 

9. Abby Heacock, married, 
Charles Tillinghaste. 

10. Abby Grosvenor Tillinghaste, married 5 Sept.. 
William Neil, born 28 Dec., 1864. 



1. John Hurd, born Somersetshire, Eng; civil engi- 

neer in Windsor, Conn. ; married. 

2. John Hurd, born 1613, Somersetshire; died 1681; 

married, 10 Dec., 1662, 

Sarah Thompson of Salisbury. 

3. John Hurd, miller, lived at "Hurd Place," Strat- 

ford, Conn.; born 10 Dec, 1663; married, 

Abigail Wallis. 

4. Johnathan Hurd, born 27 April. 1694; married, 

28 Jan., 1719, 

Abigail Bostwick, born 24 Sept., 1700. 

5. Eunice Hurd, died 25 Feb., 1825; married, 

Nathan Hickok, born 6 Sept., 1716-1726(?) ; died 
Woodbury, Conn., 31 Aug., 1806. 



1. Bernard Hutchinson of Cowlan, Yorkshire, living 

in 1282; married, 

Boyville, daughter of John Boyville, Esq. 

2. John Hutchinson, married, 
Edith Wouldbie of Wouldbie. 

3. James Hutchinson, married, 

Ursula Gregory of Nafferton, Yorkshire. 

4. William Hutchinson, married, 

Anna Bennett, daughter of William Bennett of 
Thacksley, West Riding of Yorkshire. 

5. Anthony Hutchinson, married, 

Isabel Harvie, daughter of Robert Harvie, or 
Bridget Coke. 

6. Thomas Hutchinson, living in the reign of Henry 

VIII. Bought principal part of Township of 
Owthorpe, Nottinghamshire, also had estate, 
Colston Bassell. Living at Cropwell Butler in 
1550; married, 

Isabel Drake. 

7. Lawrence Hutchinson, lived at Tollerton or To- 

laston; died 1577; married. 

8. Thomas Hutchinson, lived at Newark, Notting- 

hamshire ; died 1598 ; married. 


9. Thomas Hutchinson, lived at Newark and Arnold, 
near town of Nottingham; died 15 Aug., 1618; 


10. Richard Hutchinson, born 1602-3; married, 7 

Dec, 1627, at Cotgrave, Nottinghamshire, 

Alice Bosworth, probably daughter of Rev. Jo- 
seph Bosworth. connected with the Collegiate 
Church at Southwell, otherwise known as the 
Cathedral Church of Nottinghamshire. 

11. Mary Hutchinson, died 8 Dec, 1715; married, 

26 May, 1657, at Salem, Mass., 

Thomas Hale, born England, 18 Nov., 1633. 


Richard Hutchinson (10) and his wife, Alice Bos- 
worth Hutchinson, came to Salem, Mass., in 1635 from 
North Muskham, Nottinghamshire. Four children came 
with them. He was granted 20 acres in 1637, "provided 
he set up a plough" of which there were only 37 in the 
colony. He had land at Hathornes Hill, Beaver Dam 
Creek, and bought a farm and lived at Danvers. 



1. Solomon Keyes, died May 28, 1702; married at 

Newbury, Mass., Oct. 2, 1653, 

Frances Grant, died 1708. 

2. Solomon Keyes, born in Billerica, Mass; baptized 

at Chelmsford, June 25, 1665; married, 


3. Elias Keyes, born October 17, 1692; died at Ash- 

ford, Feb. 22, 1767; married, 

Mary, born 1695; died Nov. 27, 1753. 

4. Stephen Keyes, born Aug. 15, 1717; married, 
Abigail Peabody, born Boxford, Oct. 10, 1722. 

5. Abigail Keyes, born Aug. 16, 1751; married. 
Seth Grosvenor. 

The old Keyes homestead, par excellence a roomy 
two-story white house now more than 200 years old, 
stands in the town of Westford, which was set orT from 



1. Richard Kimball (or Kembolde), married, 

Ursula Scott, daughter of Henry and Martha 
(Whotlock) Scott of Rattlesden, Suffolk. 

2. Thomas Kimball, born Rattlesden, 1633; killed 

by Indians 5 May, 1676 ; married, 

Mary Smith (daughter of Thomas and Joanna 
Smith of Ipswich). 

3. Capt. Richard Kimball, born 1660; died 2 Jan., 

1732; married 7 Sept., 1682. 

Sarah Spofford, born 24 March, 1661; died 14 
Feb., 1713. 

4. Ruth Kimball, born 2 Jan., 1693; died 15 Jan., 

1771 ; married, 

Richard Peabody, born 2 Feb., 1691; died at Pom- 
fret, Conn., Jan., 1769. 

The Kimballs have never been leaders of thought 
but have been good business men and money makers and 
many of the family have been famous for wonderful 
memories. A great many of them have been wheel- 

Richard Kimball (1) came to America in 1634, set- 
tling first in Watertown and later in Ipswich, where he 
practised his trade of wheelwright. He went to Ipswich 
by invitation as a wheelwright was much needed. 


Thomas Kimball (2) was killed by Indians in May, 
1676, and his wife and five children taken prisoners and 
held for 41 days, when they were set free without ransom 
through the efforts of Wanalancet, Chief of the Pena- 
cooks. Shortly after her return, the widow made the 
following petition: 

To the Honorable Governor and Council, The hum- 
ble petition of Mary Kimball, showing that Simon the 
Indian who killed my husband, Thomas Kimball, hath 
threatened to kill me and my children if ever I go to 
my own house, Soe that I dare not goe to look after 
what little I have there left for fear of my life being 
taken away by him, and therefore doe humbly entreate 
the Honorable Governor and Council that some course 
may be taken as God shall direct and your wisdoms shall 
think best, to secure him, for I am in continual fear of 
my life by him and if any course may be taken for the 
recovery of what is yet left in their hands of my goods 
that they have not destroyed (as there was two kettells 
and two or three baggs of linnen when I came from 
there) that I might have it restored, leaving myself and 
my concernes under God to your wisdom, Remain your 
humble suppliant, Mary Kimball. 

Her husband's estate amounted to more than 553 lbs. 
During the latter part of his life he lived at Hampton 
where he had a mill and where his son, Richard, was born. 



1. Thomas Leavor, died. 
Mary Bradley. 

2. Thomas Leavor, born May 2, 1643; died Dec. 20, 

1683; married, 

Damasis Bailey, born Nov. 17, 1648 ; died Mar. 1, 

3. Sarah Leavor, married, 
Johnathan Dresser, born 1674. 



1. John Peabody, died 1666; married, 

2. Lt. Francis Peabody, born 1614; died 19 Feb., 

1698-9 ; married, 18 May. 1642. 

Mary Foster, died 9 April, 1705. 

3. William Peabody, born 1646; died 6 Mar., 1699, 

Boxford; married 14 Aug., 1684, 

Hannah Hale, born 29 Nov., 1663; died 29 Feb., 
1733, Newbury, Mass. 

4. Richard Peabody, born 7 Feb., 1691; died Jan., 

1769 ; married, 

Ruth Kimball, Bradford, born 1 Feb., 1693; died 
15 Jan., 1771. 

5. Abigail Peabody, Boxford, born 10 Oct., 1722; 

married, 1743, 

Stephen Keyes, born 5 Aug., 1717. 



John Paybody (1), born in England, came to Plym- 
outh, N. E., as early as 1636, for his name is in the list 
of freemen of the colony dated March 7, 1636, and he 
was admitted and sworn with others whose names were 
on that list, 2 Jan., 1637-8. He received a grant of 10 
acres of land, 1 Jan., 1637-8, "On Duxburrow side, 
lying betwixt the lands of Mr. Tubs on the north side 
and those of Experience Mitchell on the south side, and 
from the sea in the west and from Blew fish in the 
east." Another tract granted him 2 Nov., 1640, was 30 
acres "with meadows to it" at North River. He was a 
member of the jury that convicted three young English- 
men of the murder of an Indian 4 Sept., 1638, and of the 
Grand Inquest at the court 4 June, 1639. He was one 
of the sureties on a neighbor's bond 4 June, 1645. 

From his will : 

In and upon the 16 of July, in the yeare of our 
Lord 1649 I John Paybody of Duxbrook in the coloni 
of New Plymouth planter being in perfect health and 
sound in memory God be blessed for it doe ordain and 
make this my last Will and Testament in manner and 
form as followeth: 

Imprimus, I bequeathe my soul to God that gave it 
hopeing to be saved by the merit oi Christ my blessed 
Saviour and Redeemer. As for my worldly goods as 
followeth : 


Item. I give and bequeathe unto Thomas my eldest 
sonne, one shilling. 

Item. I give and bequeathe to ffrancis Peabody my 
second son, one shilling 

Item. I give and bequeathe to William Peabody my 
youngest son one shilling 

Item. I give and bequeathe to Annis Rousemy 
daughter one shilling 

Item. I give and bequeathe to John Rouse, the son 
of John Rouse my lands in Carswell in Marshfield after 
my wife's decease 

Item. I give and bequeathe unto John Paybody, the 
son of William, my bitt of land att the New Plantation 

Item. I give and bequeathe all the rest of my goods 
that are mine living and dead, unto my wife, Isabel Pay- 
body, whom I make the sole executrix of this my last 
Will and Testament, memorandum all this legasyes before 
set down are to be payed by William Paybody, my young- 
est son when they shall be demanded 

John Paybody 
Boston in New England 
John ffERNSYDE The 27th of Apr. 11, 1667 

No record of death or burial found. 

Lt Francis Peabody (2), born about 1612-14 in 
England, came to New England in the spring of 1635 in 
the ship "Planter." He was a landowner in Ipswich and 
later went to Hampton, where he was proprietor and 
freeman, 18 May, 1642. In 1645 he had a share in the 
common lands and was a member of the committee in 


charge of finishing the meeting house. "Eunice Cole is 
to sit in the stocks at Hampton and to make acknowledg- 
ment of her slanderous speeches concerning Susan Par- 
kyns and lidia Paybody and to pay to the witness, Isaac 
Perkings, 7d and the feas of the court." 

He sold his property to Robert Drake and moved to 
Topsfield where he was selectman, lieutenant of the local 
military company and an honored member of the church 
and community. 

He married second Mary Foster. 

William Peabody (3) was born in Hampton about 
1646, married first, Mary Brown and second, Hannah 
Hale. He lived in Boxford and served as a soldier in 
Captain Joseph Gardner's company from Salem in King 
Philip's War. He lost one of his arms but whether in 
battle or elsewhere is not known. He received a grant 
of land on account of military service in the township 
called Narragansett No. 3, which was later Amherst, N. 
H. and still later Milford. — Taken from Peabody Gene- 
alogy compiled by Selim Hobart Peabady, LL.D. 



1. Erhard Schwing, von der Ganzau. 

2. Hans Schwing, Bleicher (bleacher-trade), and 

Magdalena Hertlein (Hurdler), daughter of 
Ralph Herdler; married 1607 (N 202 ur 31). 

3. Hans Erhard Schwing, Bleicher auf der Gantzau 

geb. 1642 (N 202 ur 1081) gest: unbelkand, 

Anna Erb aus Illkirk (see note) ; married 1661, 
Nov. 26, zu Illkirch. 

4. Johann Martin Schwing, Bleacher in the Ru- 

prechtsau, born 1678, Oct. 26 (N 203 f u 2 a ) ; 
died 1723, 23 April (D 164 f 203), and 

Anna Maria Roch; married 7 Feb., 1702 (N 100 
F 103) (see note). 

5. Johann Georg Schwing (Saddler), born 1712, 

Dec. 17 (N 206 f 76) ; died 1781, June 23 (D 
35 f 15) ; married, first, 

Elizabeth Margarethe Abel, died 1759, July 26. 

In 1760 Johann Georg Schwing married second 

Maria Barbara Gautier. 

6. John Godfried Schwing, born 1739 (oks 20), and 

(second wife), 
Maria Magdalen Schwing. 


7. John Gottfried Schwing, born in Strassburg; 
married, 12 Oct., 1779. 

Margaret Danneker. 

Copy from Pennsylvania Archives, Vol. IX, page 
383 : Married, Oct. 12, 1779, Gottfried Schwing, gold- 
smith, and Margaret Danneker. 


John Gottfried Schwing (7) was born in Strass- 
burg, Germany. The date of his coming to America is 
not known, nor is the name of his mother. 

In 1779 he married in Philadelphia, Margaret Dan- 

In 1780 he paid taxes in the middle ward of Phila- 

In 1781 he paid supplemental taxes in Walnut W r ard, 

The above information is from the Pennsylvania 

In 1785 he was living in Fredericksburg, Va., where 
his daughter Elizabeth was born. 

In 1791 he was in Franklin, Va. (now West Vir- 
ginia). Here his daughter Hannah (wife of William 
Neil) was born. 

In 1801 he was in Wellsburg, Va. 

In 1802 he was living in Louisville. Ky.. where he 

For an account of Hannah Schwing see "Neil." 


Note. — Anna Erb, who married Johann Erhart 
Schwing, was the daughter of Valentine Erb, burgher, 
died Illkirch, and Anna, who died 4 Nov., 1720 (d 164 
fol 156). 

Note. — Johann Georg Hahn aus Honheim died in 
Strassburg 1658, Nov. 30 (N 203), and his wife, Mar- 
garethe geborn Schwartz, died in Strassburg 1691, Aug. 
20 (D 164 fol 43 a ) ; occupation, burgher in Strassburg, 

Anna Maria Hahn, their daughter, married Walter 

Anna Maria Roch, married Johann Martin Schwing. 

All earlier information from the Archives of Strass- 
burg. All concerning John God fried Schwing from the 
Pennsylvania Archives. 



1. John Spencer of Southampton in 1475 ; married. 

2. Robert Spencer, married, 
Ann Peck of Bedfordshire. 

3. John Spencer of Southampton; married, 
Christian Baker. 

4. John Spencer, died at Ebworth 9 Jan., 1558; mar- 

Ann Clark, died Ebworth, 15 June. 1560. 

5. Michael Spencer, born 25 June, 1555; died April, 

1616; married, 1573. 


6. Gerard Spencer, bap. 20 May, 1576; married, 
Alice or Hannah. 

7. William Spencer, bap.. Stotford, 4 Oct., 1601: 

Agnes Wakeman. 

8. Samuel Spencer of Hartford, died, 1716; married, 
Sarah Meakins died, 24 April, 1706 ; daughter of 

John Meakins of Hartford. 

9. Sarah Spencer, married, 1694; 

Joseph Easton of Hartford, born, 1669, died, 1735. 

William Spencer (7) was one of a committee of three 
to revise the laws of the Connecticut River Colony and 
was a representative to the General Court. 

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SPOFFORD, Earlier Ancestry 

1. Robert Spofforth of Newsam; married, 
Maria Maynell, of London. 

2. Thomas Spofforth, of Wistow Lordship, died 

1595 ; married, 

Lucy Simeon, daughter of John Simeon, Esq. 

3. John Spofford, Vicar of Silkiston, Yorkshire, born 

1580, died, 1668; will probated, 6 Sept., 1678. 

4. John Spofford, born, Boxford, 1612 ; married, 
Elizabeth Scott. 

5. Sarah Spofford, born 24 March, 1662; died 14 

Feb., 1713, Boxford; married, 

Capt. Richard Kimball, born 1660; died 16 Jan., 

"Mr. John Spawford (or Spofford) was many years 
vicar of the church (Silkiston, West Riding of Yorkshire) 
which on account of its beautiful structure was called the 
Minster of the Moors. He was a pious man of competent 
abilities, very plain in his preaching, holy in his life, face- 
tious in discourse and a lover of all good men. After he 
was ejected (for non-conformity in 1663) Mr. Robert 
Cotton, a worthy, pious gentleman of the parish, took him 
to his house and kept him as long as he lived." — From 
Non-Conformist Memorial, Calamy. 


The Rev. Ezekiel Rogers brought 20 families from 
Yorkshire, who settled in Newbury, Ipswich. George- 
town, Boxford, and Rowley. J. (John, emigrant) Spof- 
ford's names appears first in the division of lands in 1643. 
He had a house lot of 1 acre on Bradford St., Rowley, 
1669, moved to the west side of town, Spofford's Hill. 



Richard Thorley, married, 

Martha Thorley, died June 29, 1700 ; married, 

Lieut. John Dresser, born 1640; died March 14, 



1. Charles Tillinghaste, married, 
Susan Havens. 

2. Charles Tillinghaste, married, 
Abby Heacock. 

3. Abby Grosvenor Tillinghaste, born Nov. 25, 

1880, died March 18, 1913; married, Sept. 5, 

William Neil, born Dec. 28, 1864. 



1. Robert Winchell, born Dorchester, 1634, died 

Windsor, Conn., Jan. 21, 1669 ; married. 

2. David Winchell, born Windsor, Conn., Oct. 22, 

1643, died Suffield, 1723; married, Nov. 18, 

Elizabeth Filley, born 1650. (Daughter of Wil- 
liam and Margaret Filley.) 

3. Capt. Joseph Winchell, born Windsor, Sept. 13, 

1670; died March 11, 1743; married, Jan. 2, 
1700, in Suffield, 

Sarah Taylor. 

4. Elizabeth Winchell, born Feb. 1, 1713, in Suf- 

field, died July 24, 1761 ; married, June 19, 1735, 

Elijah Easton, of East Hartford and Suffield. 

Robert Winchell (1) was probably a son of Thomas 
of Watertown, who was a proprietor in 1642 and allowed 
to keep an inn in 1649 and who died on June 10, 1657, 
well advanced in years. Thomas was probably born in 
England but possibly in Wales. 

David Winchell (2) moved from Windsor to Suf- 
field, selling the paternal estate in Windsor to his brother, 




1. Alan Neil, born in Scotland, Aug. 8, 1765, died 

June 5, 1806; married, 

Nancy Elkin, born Jan. 2, 1770, died Oct. 30, 1827. 

2. William Neil, born Dec. 4, 1788, died May 18, 

1870; married, Jan. 30, 1816, 

Hannah Schwing, born June 3, 1794; died March 
13, 1868. 

3. Henry Moore Neil, born Aug. 4, 1832; married, 

June 4, 1863, 

Julia Evans Stone, born Feb. 5, 1843. 

4. (3) Hannah Neil, born 10 July, 1868; (third 

child of Henry Moore and Julia (Stone) Neil.) 
Married, 12 Nov., 1891, 

Guy Ward Mallon, born 28 April, 1864. 


1. Guy Ward Mallon, born 14 Aug., 1892 ; died 20 

Feb., 1893. 

2. Mary Mallon, born 2 Dec, 1893. 

3. Henry Neil Mallon, born 11 Jan., 1895. 

4. John Howard Mallon, born 10 Jan., 1896. 

5. Sophia Beadle Mallon, born 10 May, 1897. 

6. Patrick Mallon, born 11 April, 1899. 

7. Horace Taft Mallon, born 25 Dec, 1900. 

8. Hannah Mallon, born 12 March, 1902. 

9. Dwight Stone Mallon, born 1 Aug., 1906. 



1. Bartholomew Mallon, married, 
Mary McGurch. 

2. Patrick Mallon, born 17 March, 1823; died 6 

Dec, 1896; married, 12 Aug., 1852, 

Sophia P. Beadle. 

3. Guy Ward Mallon, born 28 April, 1864; married, 

12 Nov., 1891, 

Hannah Neil, born 10 July, 1868. 


1. Guy Ward Mallon, born 14 Aug., 1892; died 20 
Feb., 1893. 

2. Mary Mallon, born 2 Dec, 1893. 

3. Henry Neil Mallon, born 11 Jan., 1895. 

4. John Howard Mallon, born 10 Jan., 1896. 

5. Sophia Beadle Mallon, born 10 May, 1897. 

6. Patrick Mallon, born 11 April, 1899. 

7. Horace Taft Mallon, born 25 Dec, 1900. 

8. Hannah Neil Mallon, born 12 March, 1902. 

9. Dwight Stone Mallon, born 1 Aug., 1906. 



Bartholomew Mallon was a native of County Ty- 
rone, Ireland, as were his ancestors before him for many 
generations. In Ossian's poem, "The Wars of Carus," 
one of the warriors, "Lamos," bemoans his sad fate for 
Hidallon, his son, has fled from the field of battle. He 
says to this son "Thy fathers never sat alone on the banks 
of the Balva when the roar of battle arose. Dost thou 
not behold that tomb? There rests the noble Garmallon, 
who never fled from war. 'Come thou renowned' he says, 
'come to thy father's tomb.' How am I renowned Gar- 
mallon? My son has fled from war." Again he says, 
"My son, go to Lamor's Hall. There the arms of thy 
fathers hang. Bring the sword of Garmallon he took 
from a foe. My son, lead me to Garmallon's tomb." 
He led him to the tomb and with Garmallon's sword, 
Lamor pierced the side of his son. They sleep together. 
Their ancient halls moulder away. 

Parick Mallon, attorney-at-law and Judge of the 
Common Pleas Court of Hamilton County, Ohio, came 
to this country in 1827, locating near Saratoga Springs. 
He commenced the study of law in Troy, N. Y., and upon 
coming to Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1845, resumed that study 
in the law office of the late Judge Alphonso Taft. He 
was admitted to practice in 1848 and to partnership in the 
firm, Taft, McKee and Mallon. Later he was associated 
with W. C. McDowell and again with Mr. Coffee in the 
firm, Mallon and Coffee. As a judge he was noted for the 


clearness of the decisions handed down by him, and as a 
member of the Bar, he had the confidence of a large cli- 
entage. He was one of the charter members of the Cin- 
cinnati Literary Club in 1849. He was a man in the 
truest sense of the word and had a strong influence for 
good in all that went to elevate and purify the profession 
of which, for fifty years, he was a leading and an honored 
member. His life was an unobtrusive but positive ex- 
ample of all that was best and highest in the ethics of his 

Guy Ward Mallon was graduated from Yale Uni- 
versity in 1885, Itook the Woolsey Scholarship in his 
freshman year and was awarded the Berkeley prize as a 
freshman, the first mathematical prize in his second year, 
and the Townsend Oration in 1885. He then entered the 
Cincinnati Law School and was admitted to the Bar in 
1888. In 1890 and 1891 he was a member of the Ohio 
House of Representatives, and in 1906-7-8-9 was Presi- 
dent of the Board of Trustees of Ohio State University. 



1. George Bunker, married. 
Jane Godfrey, 

2. William Bunker, died 1712 ; married, 
Mary Macy, born 1649 ; died 1738. 

3. Peleg Bunker, born 1676; died 1760. 


Susanna Coffin, died 1740. 

4. William Bunker, married, 

Jane Coffin, born 1748; died 1784. 

5. Hepsibah Bunker, married, 

Benjamin Starbuck, Jr., bom 1731 ; died 1712. 



1. Michael Beadle, born 12 Nov., 1750;; died 21 

March, 1830 ; married, 20 Jan., 1790, 

Philena Brownell, born 15 May, 1768; died 9 
Dec., 1855. 

2. Thomas D. Beadle, born 13 Nov., 1799 ; died 30 

March, 1872 ; married, 22 Feb., 1825, 

Phebe Ann Starbuck, born 4 Jan., 1805; died 
14 March, 1881. 

3. Sophia P. Beadle, married, 12 Aug., 1852, 
Patrick Mallon, born 17 March, 1823; died 6 

Dec, 1896. 


COFFIN (Dinah's Line) 

1. Nicholas Coffin, born about 1550; died 1613; 


Joan, buried Feb. 5, 1614. 

2. Peter Coffin, born about 1580 ; died 1627 ; married, 
Joan Thumber or Thember. 

3. Tristram Coffin, born 1609; died 1681; married 


Dionis Stevens. 

4. Stephen Coffin, born 1652; died 1734; married, 
Mary Bunker. 

5. Stephen Coffin, born 1675; married, 
Experience Look, born 1672; died 1759. 

6. Dinah Coffin, died 1750 ; married, 

Nathaniel Starbuck, born 1688; died 1753. 


COFFIN (Jane's Line) 

3. Tristram Coffin, born 1609; died 1681; married, 


Dionis Stevens. 

4. James Coffin, born 1640; died 1730; married, 
Mary Leverance. 

5. Eben Coffin, born 1676; died 1730; married, 
Eleanor Barnard, born 1679 ; died 1769. 

6. Jane Coffin, married, 
William Bunker. 


COFFIN (Susanna's Line) 

3. Tristram Coffin, born 1609; died 1681; married, 


Dionis Stevens. 

4. Stephen Coffin, born 1652; died 1734; married, 
Mary Bunker. 

5. Susanna Coffin, died 1740 ; married, 
Peleg Bunker, born 1676 ; died 1730. 



Nicholas Coffin (1) was among the landed gentry 
of Devon and lived at Brixton. Charles Kingsley speaks 
of the Coffin's as "a family which was as proud of its 
antiquity as any nobleman in Devon, and which might 
have made a fourth to that famous trio of Devonshire 
C's of which it is written : 

'Crocker, Cruwys and Copplestone, 

When the Conqueror came, were all at home.' ' 

Mr. Tristram Coffin (3) was probably a member of 
the Church of England. There are two traditions as to 
his political sympathies, one authority referring to him as 
a Royalist, another as a Parliamentarian. His father in 
his will says he is to be provided for "according to his 
degree and calling." What the "calling" was is not 
known, but he was the heir and on his father's death 
became the head of the family. In 1642, four counties, 
Devon being one of them, agreed to keep peace and fight 
together against any armed force entering their territory 
unless by consent of both King and Parliament. Prob- 
ably Mr. Coffin wanted different action for he immediately 
packed all his household goods and taking with him his 
wife and five small children, his mother and two sisters, 
left his estates untenanted and sailed for America, never 
to return. The record says further, "Charles II gave 
these estates to his bastard son called Batard." 


Tristram lived at Haverhill and Newbury, was the 
first person in the neighborhood to keep a plough and also 
had charge of the ferry and kept an ordinary. Mrs. Coffin 
(a daughter of Robert Stevens, church warden of Brixton, 
Devon), was presented for selling beer for 3d a quart at 
her husband's ordinary at Newbury. However, Samuel 
Movers testifies that she put 6 bushels of malt into each 
hogshead when only 4 bushels were required, so she was 

In 1642, Mr. Coffin witnessed the deed from the In- 
dians for Haverhill, and 20 years later, he was one of a 
group who bought Martha's Vineyard, Nantucket. He 
was the first chief magistrate for Nantucket and at one 
time owned about a fourth of the island. 

The old Coffin house at Newbury was built by his son, 

Stephen (4) and James Coffin (4) were brothers. 
Stephen married Mary Bunker and had a son, Stephen 
(5), and a daughter, Susanna (5). James married Mary, 
daughter of John Lever ance. 

Stephen Coffin (5) married Experience Look, daugh- 
ter of Thomas Look and Elizabeth (Bunker) Look. 
Susanna Coffin (5) married Peleg Bunker. 

Eben Coffin (5) a son of James, married Eleanor 
Barnard, daughter of Nathaniel Barnard (son of Thomas 
and Eleanor Barnard) and Mary Barnard (daughter of 
Robert Barnard and Joanna Harvey). 


1. Edward Starbuck of Derbyshire, married, 
Catherine Reynolds. 

2. Nathaniel Starbuck, born 1636; died 1717; mar- 


Mary Coffin, born 1643; died 1717. 

3. Nathaniel Starbuck, Jr., born 1688 ; died 1753 ; 


Dinah Coffin, died 1750. 

4. Benjamin Starbuck, born 1707; died 1731; mar- 


Dinah Coffin. 

5. Benjamin Starbuck, Jr., born 1731; died 1812; 


Hepsibah Bunker, born 1743 ; died 1784. 

6. Charles Starbuck, born 1769 ; died 1823 ; married, 
Elizabeth Clark. 

7. Phoebe Ann Starbuck, born 1805; died 1882; 


Thomas Beadle, born 1799; died 1873. 



Nathaniel Starbuck (2) married Mary Coffin, who 
was born in Haverhill, Mass., but who, in 1663, removed 
to Nantucket. She was called "Governor Starbuck." 

Nathaniel Starbuck (3), married Dinah Coffin, 
daughter of James Coffin and Mary (Leverance). 

Benjamin Starbuck (4) was lost in the South At- 
lantic in 1731. His wife was Dinah Coffin, daughter of 
Stephen Coffin, Jr., and Experience (Look) Coffin. 

Benjamin Starbuck, Jr., (5) moved from Nantucket 
to Hudson, N. Y., in 1775 ; and from Hudson to Easton, 
N. Y„ in 1785. 




1. Alan Neil, born in Scotland, Aug. 8, 1765; died 

June 5, 1806; married, 

Nancy Elkin, born Jan. 2, 1770; died Oct. 30, 


2. William Neil, born Dec. 4, 1788; died May 18, 

1870; married, Jan. 30, 1816, 

Hannah Schwing, born June 3, 1794 ; died March 
13, 1868. 

3. Henry Moore Neil, born Aug. 4, 1832; married, 

June 4, 1863, 

Julia Evans Stone, born Feb. 5, 1843. 

4. (4) Alice Neil, born 21 Aug., 1870; (Fourth child 

of Henry Moore and Julia (Stone) Neil). 
Married, 31 Dec, 1902, 

Rev. Albert Neilson Slayton, born 21 April, 


1. Mary Slayton, born 8 Sept., 1903. 

2. Henry Neil Slayton, born 10 Nov., 1910; died 

10 Nov., 1910. 



1. Captain Thomas Slayton, born 20 Sept., 1682; 

married, 1707, 
Hannah Culwood. 

2. Thomas Slayton, born 15 June, 1709; died Aug. 

or Sept., 1778 ; married, 21 Sept., 1732, 
Abiel Harrington, born 7 April, 1717. 

3. Thomas Slayton, Jr., born 20 Feb., 1733; mar- 

ried, 13 June, 1758; (intention pub., 20 March, 

Judith White, born 1739. 

4. Captain Josiah Slayton, born 3 Jan., 1780; died 

28 Sept., 1846 ; married, 1802, 
Polly Kinney, born 1781 ; died 30 Dec., 1821. 

5. Albert Gallatin Slayton, born 1 Jan., 1816; 

married, 18 Aug., 1842, 
Caroline S. Rider, born 29 May, 1824. 

6. George Albert Slayton, born E. Brookfield, 

Mass., 28 July, 1843; died at Waltham, Mass.. 
30 Sept., 1910; married, 1 Aug., 1872, 
Mary Neilson, born at Cincinnati, O., 25 Dec.. 
1846; died at Springfield, Ohio, 24 July, 1907. 

7. Rev. Albert Neilson Slayton, born at Hamilton, 

Ohio, 21 April, 1875; married, 31 Dec, 1902, 
Alice Josephine Neil, born at Columbus, Ohio, 
21 Aug., 1870. 

8. Mary Slayton, born 8 Sept., 1903. 

9. Henry Neil Slayton, born 10 Nov., 1910; died 

Nov., 1910. 



"The story of the first Thomas Slayton, as I have 
often heard it related by my father, was that he was born 
in Scotland near the River Tweed, and when seven or 
eight years old, either ran away or was stolen for a cabin 
boy or was sent away to prevent his inheriting property 
and perhaps titles, that the vessel master gave him the 
name of Slayton as it could never be heard of elsewhere; 
that he was landed at Plymouth or Boston about 1690, 
that he was well educated for one so young and taught 
school when older. 

"In a book, published in Scotland, full of tales of 
the Border is one told of Thomas Leighton that his 
parents died when he was quite young, that he was 
nephew of a titled person by the name of Scott and that 
his uncles, in order to obtain his property and titles, bribed 
a vessel-master to secretly carry him away." It is the 
family tradition that this vessel-master probably combined 
the "S" from "Scott" and the boy's name of "Leighton" 
to make "Slayton." 

Thomas Slayton (2) lived in Watertown, Mass., 
where he married Abiel Harrington, daughter of George 
Harrington and Abiel Parker, daughter of James Parker 
of Groton. The records of Middlesex County show many 
purchases and sales of land. He early removed to western 
Massachusetts and lived in Tyringham and Brookfield. 
His last will and testament was filed 22 Sept., 1778. 


He divided his property into nine equal parts, one of these 
parts to be devoted to "pious uses," purchasing books to 
be given to the poor of the various churches, books best 
suited to improve them in family, religion, true piety and 
Godliness This in memory of his little girl, Abiel, who 
died at the age of five years. 

Thomas Slay ton (3), according to North Brookfield 
history, marched in Captain Obadiah Cooley's company, 
20 Sept., 1756, in the expedition to capture Crown Point, 
but Lord Loudon spent the autumn digging ditches around 

Albany and when the fell the Massachusetts troops 

were sent home. In 1757 he was a member of Captain 
Jabez Upham's company. They left August 7, marching 
on Fort William Henry, but the fort was surrendered the 
same day. His wife, Judith White, was born in Charlton. 



Captain Josiah Slayton (4) took much pride in mili- 
tary affairs, was captain of the Brookfield company and 
always given his title from the earliest remembrance of 
his children. He was commissioned ensign in the 3rd 
Reg., 1st Brig., 7th Div., 14 Sept., 1812; promoted to 
lieutenant, 3 May, 1814, and captain, 18 May, 1915. 
He had seventeen children. 

Albert Gallatin Slayton (5) was a doctor in East 

George Albert Slayton (6) was a member of the 
24th Mass. Reg. in 1862 and re-enlisted in the same com- 
pany at St. Augustine in 1864, was in the siege of Peters- 
burg and taken prisoner in front of Richmond; paroled, 
Feb., 1865, and was on guard with his regiment in Rich- 
mond till discharged. After the war he resided in Cin- 
cinnati, then in Hamilton and is now (1906) living in 
Springfield, Ohio. He married Mary Neilson, daughter 
of Oliver Neilson of Baltimore, and Eliza Land. 

The Rev. Albert Neilson Slayton (7) matriculated 
at Kenyon College, 1 Nov., 1892 ; was graduated as Ph.B., 
1896; M.A., 1899; studied for the ministry of the Protes- 
tant Episcopal Church at Bexley, Gambier, Ohio ; was ad- 
mitted to the Diaconate, 9 July, 1899, by the Rt. Rev. 
Boyd Vincent, bishop co-adjutor of Southern Ohio; and 
ordained priest by Bishop Vincent, 3 July, 1900. He was 
assistant at Trinity Church, Columbus, Ohio, 1899-1900 ; 


rector of Holy Trinity Church, Hartwell, Ohio, 1900- 
1903 ; Rector Grace Church, Sandusky, Ohio, 1903-1907 ; 
Rector St. Paul's, Newton Highlands, Mass., 1907-1913; 
Episcopal Theological School, Cambridge, Mass., (B.D., 
1909) ; Harvard University, (1907-1909) ; Rector St 
Peter's, Uniontown, Pa., 1913-. 



1. Robert Harrington, died 17 May, 1707; married, 

1 Oct., 1649. 

Susanna George, born 1632; died 6 July, 1694. 

2. John Harrington, born 24 Aug., 1651; died 24 

Aug., 1741 ; married, 17 Nov., 1681. 

Hannah Winter, died 17 July, 1741. 

3. George Harrington, married, 15 Nov., 1711. 
Abiel Parker. . 

4. Abiel Harrington, born 7 April, 1717; married, 

21 Sept., 1732, 

Thomas Slayton, born 14 June, 1709 ; died Aug. 
or Sept., 1778. 


John Harrington (2) married Hannah Winter, 
daughter of John Winter of Camb's Farm (will dated 
December, 1690) and granddaughter of John Winter of 
Watertown (will dated 14 or 21 April, 1662). 



1. Captain Oliver Hugh Neilson, married, 
Crosby of Baltimore. 

2. William G. Neilson, married, 
Eliza Land. 

3. Mary Neilson, born Dec. 25, 1846, Cincinnati, O. ; 

died Springfield, O., July, 1907; married, 

George Albert Slayton, born E. Brookfield, 
Mass., July 28, 1843; died Waltham, Mass., 
Oct., 1910. 




1. Alan Neil, born in Scotland, Aug. 8, 1765; died 

June 5, 1806; married, 

Nancy Elkin, born Jan. 2, 1770; died Oct. 30, 


2. William Neil, born Dec. 4, 1788; died May 18, 

1870; married, Jan. 30, 1814, 

Hannah Schwing, born June 3, 1794; died March 
13, 1868. 

3. Henry Moore Neil, born Aug. 4, 1832; married, 

June 4, 1863, 

Julia Evans Stone, born Feb. 3, 1843. 

4. (6) Florence Neil, born 6 Oct., 1873 (Sixth child 

of Henry Moore and Julia (Stone) Neil) ; mar- 
ried, 6 Oct., 1896, 

Byron Lakin Bargar, born 12 Jan., 1867. 


1. Julia Lakin Bargar, born 13 Dec, 1897. 

2. Henry Neil Bargar, born 30 Dec, 1899. 

3. Gilbert Hare Bargar, born 4 Feb., 1901. 

4. Mary Darrovv Bargar, born 26 Oct., 1904. 



1. John Bargar, married. 

2. Valentine Bargar, married, 6 Nov., 1834, 

3. Dr. Valentine Bargar, bur. 30 May, 1842; mar- 


Alice Corbett Lee, born 16 Oct., 1814; died 28 
Sept., 1851. 

4. Gilbert Hare Bargar, born 25 Mar., 1840; died 

2 Aug., 1904; married, 7 March, 1863, 

Sophia Jane Lakin, born 22 Nov., 1844. 

5. Byron Lakin Bargar, born 12 Jan., 1867; married, 

6 Oct., 1896, 

Florence Neil, born 6 Oct., 1873. 

Children of Byron Lakin Bargar and Florence 
Neil Bargar. 

Julia Lakin Bargar, born 13 Dec, 1897. 

Henry Neil Bargar, born 30 Dec, 1899. 

Gilbert Hare Bargar, born 4 Feb., 1901. 

Mary Darrow Bargar, born 26 Oct., 1904. 



John Bargar (1) lived in Adams County, Penn., and 
married a Pennsylvania Dutch girl, a famous house- 
keeper, whose name is unknown. He settled in Cadiz, 
Ohio, about 1822. 

Valentine Bargar (2) married a Miss Milliken, 
granddaughter of Dr. Campbell, who came from England. 
Her mother lived to be nearly a hundred years old. 

Dr. Valentine Bargar (3) was a physician of ex- 
tensive practice. He was drowned in a steamboat acci- 
dent near Louisville, Ky., where he was buried 30 May, 

Gilbert Hare Bargar was graduated from Bedford 
Academy and, in 1862, from the Cleveland Law School; 
during the Civil War was captain of Company G, 122nd 
O. V. I. ; served in the Army of the Potomac and also 
on the staff of General Milroy for two years; partici- 
pated in the battles of Bull Run, the Wilderness and 
other engagements and was in active law practice after 
the war for thirty years. 

Byron Lakin Bargar was born in Newcastle, Coshoc- 
ton County, Ohio, 12 Jan., 1867; was graduated from the 
Coshocton High School in June, 1884; was in the office 
of the Adjutant General of Ohio from 1884 to 1885; 
clerk in the U. S. Interior Department from 1885 to 
1890, except for terms at school and travel; finished a 


special course at the Yale Law School in June, 1892, 
and began the practice of law 17 March, 1893. He 
served in the Spanish-American War as captain of Troop 
D, 1st O. V. Cavalry, from April to October, 1898. 

He was elected Lieutenant Colonel of the 4th Inf., 
O. N. G., in 1902, and in May, 1908, was unanimously 
elected Colonel of the same regiment, which office he 
still (1915) holds. With reference to his military work 
the last report of the U. S. Army officers makes the fol- 
lowing statement : 

"Col. Byron L. Bargar, commanding regiment, is 
the most able and best instructed militia officer of my 
acquaintance and a close observer, so much so, that an 
inspector-instructor does not need to call attention to 
defects except as to drill. Under him the duties of 
line and staff are performed so thoroughly, so accurately 
and so quickly and his officers of all grades perform their 
functions with such enthusiasm and knowledge and 
without noise or bluster that the task of selecting those 
of superior or inferior intelligence was an impossibility 
in the allotted period." 

In December, 1914, he was elected President of the 
Ohio National Guard Association. 

Jan. 1, 1912, he was appointed Director of Public 
Safety of Columbus, and still holds that position. Dur- 
ing the flood of March and April, 1913, he was ordered 
by the Governor to take command of all National Guard 
troops in Franklin County and to establish such degree 
of martial law as seemed necessary under the conditions. 
With reference to him on this duty the ranking U. S. 


Army officer in the vicinity reported to the War Depart- 
ment as follows: 

"Col. B. L. Bargar, 4th Regt., O. N. G., and Director 
of Public Safety of the City of Columbus, an officer of 
exceptional ability and zeal, who from the beginning, it 
is believed, more than any one else comprehended the 
situation in its entirety, was a great moving power of the 
entire relief scheme, as well as in the preservation of 
order. To him the regular troops were indebted for the 
finest and most courteous treatment possible." 

Col. George A. Dodd, Commandant of Columbus 
Barracks, said of Colonel Bargar during the flood: 

"I consider Colonel Bargar one of the most compe- 
tent men I have met. He is an indefatigable worker and 
accomplishes what he undertakes. His judgment is good, 
his knowledge practical and he has been incomparable 
during this flood crisis. And with all of this he is a 
true gentleman." 



1. Lieut. Lakin of the British Army, married. 

2. Lakin, married, 

Elizabeth Long. 

3. William Alexander Lakin, died 1848; married, 

3 Jan., 1839, 

Maria Henderson, died 1869. 

4. Sophia Jane Lakin, born 22 Nov., 1844; married, 

7 March, 1863, 

Gilbert Hare Bargar, born 25 Mar., 1840; died 2 
Aug., 1904. 


William Alexander Lakin (3) married Maria Hen- 
derson, daughter of William Henderson and Arabella 
Lyon (daughter of Hugh Lyon and Arabella Arbuthnot). 



1. John Lee, born 1620; died 8 Aug., 1690; married, 


Mary Hart. 

2. David Lee, born 1674; married, 5 Sept., 1695, 

Lydia Strong, born 9 Nov., 1675; died 16 July, 

3. Jedediah Lee, born 1 Feb., 1697; died 1748; mar- 

ried, 6 Sept., 1722, 

Lucee Dodge, pub. 1750. 

4. Zebulon Lee, born 23 Sept., 1742; died 31 Jan., 

1733; married, 

Mary Taylor. 

5. Dr. Elihu Lee, born 1 May, 1779; died 2 May, 

1833 ; married, 

Narcissa Smith, died 8 May, 1846. 

6. Alice Corbett Lee, born 16 Oct., 1814; died 28 

Sept., 1851; married, 

Dr. Valentine Bargar. 30 May, 1842. 



John Lee, American ancestor of the Farmington 
family of the same name, was born in Essex County, 
England (probably in Colchester), in 1620. He sailed 
from Ipswich 10 April, 1634, and after spending one year 
in Cambridge, Mass., went to Hartford, Conn., and in 
1641 joined the little band of those who settled in Farm- 
ington and was one of the first proprietors of the town. 
His home lot was located on the west side of the main 
street and may be designated now as the ground occu- 
pied by the noted school of the Misses Porter. He was 
buried in the old cemetery of Farmington and his grave 
designated by the usual headstone of that day, but which 
in course of time disappeared. A few years since it was 
discovered. It had sunken into the soil out of sight. 
This, with its old-time inscription, now stands beside a 
new monument erected to his memory by William H. Lee 
of New York. John Lee's wife was Mary Hart, daugh- 
ter of Deacon Stephen Hart (born in 1606) of Essex 
County, England. 

David Lee (2) married Lydia Strong, daughter of 
Jedediah Strong and Freedom (Woodward) Strong and 
granddaughter of Henry Woodward. 

Jedediah Lee (3) was a farmer at Wellington, 
where he died. His property was estimated at 925 lbs., 
13 s. The date of his wife Lucee's death is not known 


but her administrator presented to the court an inventory 
13 June, 1750. 

Zebulon Lee (4) was in the Havana Expedition of 
1762 and in the Continental Army in the Revolutionary 
War. He died at the advanced age of 90 years. 

Dr. Elihu Lee (5) was a physician and a graduate 
of Harvard College. He removed to Darien and later 
to Canton, Ohio. His wife Narcissa, daughter of Ben- 
jamin Smith and Lois (Chase) Smith, died 8 May, 1846. 




1. Alan Neil, born in Scotland Aug. 8, 1765; died 

June 5, 1806; married, • 

Nancy Elkin, born Jan. 2, 1770; died Oct. 30, 


2. William Neil, born Dec. 4, 1788; died May 18, 

1870; married, Jan. 30, 1816, 

Hannah Schwing, born June 3, 1794; died March 
13, 1868. 

8. Henry Moore Neil, born Aug. 4, 1832; married. 
June 4, 1863, 

Julia Evans Stone, born Feb. 5, 1843. 

4. (7) Julia Stone Neil, born 28 Feb., 1876 (Sev- 
enth child of Henry Moore and Julia (Stone) 
Neil) ; married, 17 Oct., 1900, 

Alfred Hastings Chapin, born 19 Nov., 1876. 


Alfred Hastings Chapin, Jr., born 13 July, 1901. 
Neil Chapin, born 9 Nov., 1902. 
Julia Neil Chapin, born 9 Dec, 1905. 



1. Deacon Samuel Chapin, died 11 Nov., 1675; 


Cisily, died 8 Feb., 1683. 

2. Japhet Chapin, born 1642; died 20 Feb., 1712; 

married, 1 July, 1664, 

Abilenah Cooley, died 17 Nov., 1710. 

3. Thomas Chapin, born 10 May, 1671 ; died 27 Aug., 

1755 ; married, 

Sarah Wright, born about 1672; died 16 July, 

4. Abel Chapin, born 28 Jan., 1700; died 3 May, 

1772; married, 9 Jan., 1720, 

Hannah Hitchcock, born about 1702 ; died 12 
Apr., 1778. 

5. Moses Chapin, born 25 Feb., 1739 ; died 19 May, 

1771 ; married, pub., 17 Dec., 1761, 

Bethia Chapin, born 1740; died 10 Nov., 1782. 

6. Captain Ashbel Chapin, born 21 Aug., 1765; 

died 21 July, 1840; married, 8 Feb., 1794, 

Eleanor Van Horn, born about 1765; died 22 
Nov., 1833. 

7. Lysander Chapin, married, 
Mary Ferre. 


8. Adolphus Ferre Chapin, born 7 June, 1846; died 

11 June, 1895; married, 

Caroline Hastings, born 18 Oct., 1845. 

9. Alfred Hastings Chapin, born 19 Nov., 1876; 

married, 17 Oct., 1900, 
Julia Stone Neil, born 28 Feb., 1876. 

Children of Alfred Hastings Chapin and Julia 
Stone (Neil) Chapin 

Alfred Hastings Chapin, Jr., born 13 July, 1901. 
Neil Chapin, born 9 Nov., 1902. 
Julia Neil Chapin, born 9 Dec, 1905. 



Respecting the history of the Chapin family before 
Deacon Samuel Chapin came to this country, nothing is 
definitely known but it is supposed to be of Welsh origin. 

Samuel Chapin took the freeman's oath in Boston in 
1641 and was a deacon in the church, a man much 
esteemed and employed in public business. He removed 
to Springfield in 1642. The north part of the town has 
been known as Chicopee from time immemorial, and the 
long, irregular Chicopee Street, following the Connecticut 
River, was the home of the first settlers. Deacon Samuel 
Chapin and his sons. Several of their descendants of 
this generation still live there. In 1652 the deacon was 
appointed one of the magnates of Springfield and in 1654 
his commission was extended indefinitely. In 1656 the 
town voted to allow Deacon Chapin and three others 
12 lbs. for their past services in the Lord's work on the 
Sabbath; and that in the future they would allow at the 
rate of 50 lbs. a year till such time as they should have 
a settled minister. 

In 1675 the colony of Springfield was one of those 
marked for destruction by Philip (youngest son of Mas- 
sasoit) and his followers. Three- fourths of the houses 
were burned and almost all of the outbuildings, contain- 
ing the winter stores, just harvested, were swept away in 
a moment. Deacon Chapin died within a month after 
the burning of Springfield. 


In 1666 he had purchased a large tract of land be- 
tween Chicopee River and Willimansett Brook and in 
1673 he had deeded to his oldest son, Japhet, a larger 
portion of this tract. Japhet built his house at the north 
end of Chicopee Street. 

Japhet Chapin (2) was at the great fight at Turner's 
Falls, 18 May, 1676, and on the outside leaf of an old 
account book is written (supposedly by Japhet) : "I 
went out volenteare against ingens the 17 May in the 
morning before sunrise and made great spoil upon the 
enemy and came off the same day with the loss of 37 
men and the Captain Turner." 

Thomas Chapin (3) was one of the original grantees 
of the large tract of land which was granted to the officers 
and soldiers and their descendants in the Falls fight. 

Abel Chapin (4) lived the greater part of his life 
in Chicopee Street where he kept a tavern for several 
years. His wife, Hannah, was a daughter of Luther and 
Elizabeth Hitchcock. 

Ensign Moses Chapin was taken prisoner with 
Major Rogers at Lake George in January, 1757. He had 
obtained some knowledge of the Latin language before 
entering the army. While detained as a prisoner he be- 
came acquainted with a priest who would converse with 
him in Latin but in no other language. His Latin books 
are now in the possession of his grandson, also his sur- 
veying instruments and "Love's Surveyor," printed in 
London in 1760. His wife, Bethia, was the daughter of 
Phineas and Bethia Chapin. 

Ashbel Chapin (6) was a farmer and a captain of 


militia but was a cripple the latter years of his life. His 
wife, Eleanor, was the daughter of Abraham Van Horn. 

Lysander Chapin (7) resided in Chicopee Street and 
served as assessor of the town. His wife, Mary, was 
the daughter of Charles Ferre of Granby, Mass. 

Adolphus Ferre Chapin (8) married Caroline B. 
Hastings, daughter of William Bradley Hastings and 
Hannah Abbot (Dale) Hastings. 

Alfred Hastings Chapin (9) is a member of the 
firm of More Drop Forging Company of Springfield, 



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