(navigation image)
Home American Libraries | Canadian Libraries | Universal Library | Community Texts | Project Gutenberg | Children's Library | Biodiversity Heritage Library | Additional Collections
Search: Advanced Search
Anonymous User (login or join us)
Upload
See other formats

Full text of "The Frost family in England and America with special reference to Edmund Frost and some of his descendants"

^\J (t ^ "^ '-^ 



0^ 

5^^ 










.^^ y 



«^^-. -^ < 

















































> 



V 












• A 









*o. '•. 






^^ 









:^»* o^c> .^ 






/ 



>_ ^MiM^,^ ^^'' '^^^'^T'^^'^ ^<^ 


















\i 



^<' 



> 



^. .^' ,>^^'>,v '-^ c:^ .^>^^'. -^ 













^'^ .-" 



'-1^.^ o^- "'■'• ^^^^^ """"^' V^^ 



N 



^O. 












.0" 









* .^"^ ^^. 









■^: 



3 ^ . V ^ 






'^ 






i^ 



f 






• ia &■ 



.0 



t^-o^ r^ 



■ ^^ 



o_ 









s^ 






^0-n 



■JV'^ 



^^1^^$^' ■3^ °. 



o « o ' ^J,'^ 



V«» 



q/- 



^^ 



^ 






'i 









.< 












.0' 



>o .-lO^ 



■t)!?- 



^O. 



/JjP^'* 



O 









..<^ 






o 



•:^, 



o^O, 







'bK 



o. 



-i^.^. ., 










i\ M A 









<" 



%' 



«^^ 



0^ 



m. 



.9 



^'M 




No. 26— DEACON JOHN FROST. 

(From an old daguerreotype.) 
SEE PAGE 59. 



^N 



V 



THE 

FROST FAMILY 

IN 

England and America 

WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO 

EDMUND FROST 

AND 

SOME OF HIS DESCENDANTS 



BY 

THOMAS G. FROST, Ph.D., LL.D. 

AND 

EDWARD L. FROST, M.D. 



BUFFALO 

RUSSELL PRINTING COMPANY 

1909 



/ / / 






/^ 



FOR the past several years Thomas G. Frost, Ph.D.. 
LL.D., of New York, and Edward L. Frost, M.D., of 
Bufifalo, have, as opportunity ofifered, interested themselves 
in the Frost Genealogy. The former made personal in- 
vestigation of the early English and American records, 
while the latter collected data from American sources. 
Neither knew of the work or existence of the other, until 
within a very recent period, when each had practically 
completed his manuscript. Upon comparing notes, it was 
deemed advisable to combine them in one publication, 
which has been done. For any peculiarities of arrange- 
ment, or undue repetition of statement, it is hoped that the 
original matter presented, particularly in Part I, will more 
than compensate. 

To those who have generously furnished many necessary 
records, we acknowledge our great obligation, and trust 
that they will find the subject-matter of sufficient interest 
to partially repay them for their labor. 

In the matter of publication, the following persons have 
cooperated: John E. Frost, LL.D., Topeka, Kan.; Dan 
Frost, New York; Wm. G. Frost, Montclair, N. J.; George 
H. Frost. Plainfield. N. J., and the writers. 

Considerable effort for accuracy of record has been 
made. If, however, errors are found to have crept in, we 
shall deem it a favor to be informed of the same. 

EDWARD L. FROST. 
489 Plymouth Ave., 

Buffalo, N. Y., 

April. 1909. 




o 



■i^ 













'Uj./jj:Mjjjj:/ju:jiAUj^j£dkjjddA 



No. 20— REV. AMARIAH FROST. 

(From an oil painting, said to have been done by Benj. West in 1782.) 
SEE PAGES 10 AND 57. 



PART I 



THE ENGLISH ANCESTRY 

OF 

EDMUND FROST 

AND 

PEDIGREES OF THE FROSTS 

OF 

SUFFOLK, NORFOLK AND 
YORKSHIRE, ENG. 

BY 

THOMAS G. FROST, Ph.D., LL.D 






■y 







5-/ 



THE ENGLISH ANCESTRY 

OF 

EDMUND FROST 

OF 

CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS 



There has been nothing ptibhshed in this country relative 
to the English forbears of our common ancestor, Edmund 
Frost of Cambridge, Mass., which even bears the semblance 
of having been obtained through careful research and pains- 
taking investigation. Most of the standard authorities get 
the year of Edmund Frost's arrival in Cambridge correct, 
but in all else they are at fault. His port of sailing, his ship, 
and his English residence are all wrong. 

The facts briefly stated are as follows : During the years 
1604-1607, the famous dissenting clergyman, John Robinson, 
preached secretly in the neighborhood of Norwich, County 
of Norfolk, England. There is considerable foundation for 
the belief that John Frost, the father of Edmund Frost of 
Cambridge, was a member of his congregation at one time. 
At this time, members of our branch of the family were 
located at Pulham, County of Norfolk, and at Bury St. 
Edmunds, Hartest and Bardwell, in the County of Suffolk, 
all places in close proximity to each other. The John Frost 
of Hartest, County of Suffolk, the probable father of Ed- 
mund Frost of Cambridge, was born about 1570. John 
Frost of Bardwell and Langham married Prudence Valyant 
(reported as Cage) on October 2nd, 1592. John Frost of 
Bury St. Edmunds married, February 16, 1595, at St. 
Michael's Church, Cornhill, London, Sarah Winthrop of 
Groton, County of Suffolk, sister of Governor John Win- 
throp. Each of these John Frosts belonged to the Suffolk 
branch of the family, and were certainly kinsman of more 
or less distant degree. It is not difficult to say which of 
these three John Frosts was the father of Edmund Frost. 
That he was the son of John Frost of Hartest is extremely 
probable for the following reasons : The records at Hartest 
show that the John Frost of that place had sons Edmund 
and John. There is no record of John Frost of Bury St. 



8 THE FROST FAMILY 

Edmunds having a son Edmund. John Frost of Langham 
and Bardwell had no son Edmund, but he did have a grand- 
son by that name. So the sound conclusion appears to be 
that Edmund Frost of Cambridge (Mass.) was the son of 
John Frost of Hartest and possibly the brother of John 
Frost, who graduated from St. John's College, Cambridge, 

in 1635. ^ ' , .• X 

About the year 1627, Thomas Shepard, a native of 
Towcester, England, a graduate of Emmanuel College oi 
England (with marked sympathy for all dissenters), ac- 
cepted a so-called lectureship at Earles-Colne, County ot 
Essex, England. These lectureships were little more than 
thinly disguised pulpits for dissenting clergymen After 
having been at Earles-Colne for nearly three years, Shepard 
was so interfered with and persecuted by the ruling power 
in the established Church of England, that he had to flee 
to Yorkshire and remain there in seclusion for some time. 
Before he left Earles-Colne, the subject of an emigration to 
America on the part of Shepard and some of his friends at 
Earles-Colne had been discussed most seriously. But Shep- 
ard's sudden and enforced flight into Yorkshire postponed 
the execution of the plan for some tim.e. 

In Tune of 1634, Shepard sailed for Ipswich, Suffolk, 
from Newcastle, with his family. After remaining in hiding 
for some months, the ship Great-Hope was secured and on 
it some two hundred persons embarked from Ipswich, 
England, for America, October 16, 1634. Among this num- 
ber according to Rev. Thos. Shepard himself were brothers 
Champney, Frost and Goffe. The ship Great-Hope was 
wrecked two days afterward off Great Yarmouth, England, 
but all on it were saved. 

This voyage to America had been planned and arranged 
for during Shepard's absence, by John Norton of Suffolk 
County, England. The master of the ship Great-Hope was, 
according to Shepard himself, a personal friend by the 
name of Captain Curling. Later under the personal super- 
vision of Rev. Shepard, with powerful financial assistance 
of his warm friend, Roger Harlakenden of Earles-Colne, 
Essex the ship Defense was secured. Captain Bostock, 
master. Shepard and his party, which numbered sixty 
persons and included our ancestor, Edmund Frost saded 
from Gravesend, near London, on August 10th, 1635. 
A?ter a voyage lasting fifty-four days, the ship arrived 
hiBos^on ha?bor OctSber 2nd, 1635. The entire colony 
"ettled at once in Cambridge, whither Thos Hooker had 



2 

o 



^ 6 ^ 



H 




2 

o 



1£) 



2 
> 
H 

I 

■ w 

t i— I 

o 

X 

> 

o 

w 

o 

(/I 







IN ENGLAND AND AMERICA 9 

^^[^iP P\^<^^^^^ them with his colony. We have now 
established, beyond controversy, the following facts: 

1. The name of our last English ancestor was John Frost. 
Frost ^^^ "^"^^ °^ ^"'^ ^^^^ American ancestor was Edmund 

3. Edmund Frost was a prominent member of Thomas 
bhepards party and a close personal friend of the Rev 
bnepard. 

4 Edmund Frost sailed from Gravesend, Kent County 
England, on August 10th, 1635, on the ship Defence. 

5. Edmund Frost landed at Boston on October 2nd 1635 
and settled at once at Cambridge, Mass. 

The above are facts. Now let us go further and learn 
what we can as to his English ancestry. Edmund Frost had 
undoubtedly, by reason of his pronounced and open sym- 
pathy and support of the dissenting clergymen in England, 
incurred the displeasure of the church party, which ruled in 
England. We know as a fact that this displeasure was 
vented in most serious form not only upon the dissenting 
clergymen themselves, but upon their lay supporters as welL 
Ihis probably accounts for the fact that Edmund Frost 

, '\r % iT^/'"^' ^""^ ^'^ "'^^"t ^"O" John, all embarked 
in the ship Defence under an assumed name. We know 
irom Kev. Thos. Shepard's own account and from contem- 
poraneous history, that this was done in the case of a number 
of the passengers of the Defence, and was frequently prac- 
ticed by others. Rev. Shepard himself came over under 
the name of his brother and was enrolled as a servant of 
Koger Harlakenden. Just what name Edmund Frost 
assumed is not known. But at the time the Defence sailed 
a 1 emigrants had to be registered and had to obtain so-called 
clearance papers from the local preachers and authorities 
m their immediate locality before they were allowed to sail 
I hen there were a set of government officers called 
f^oursuivants, who searched outgoing vessels for the 
^^T""^- °^ ^.^if'^^'"^ ^"d capturing dissenters, who were 
embarking without proper authority. I have examined the 
full ist of all the passengers on the Defence, and while I 
hnd there a number of names which never reappeared among 
he members of the Shepard colony loctaed at Cambridge, I 
do not f^nd the name of Frost among them. But the very 
circumstances of his coming to America under an assumed 



A 



10 



THE FROST FAMILY 



name and the probability that he was wanted by the au- 
thorities in England for the sin of having joined the increas- 
ing number of dissenters, serves to explam, m a measure at 
least, the reticence that Edmund Frost seems ever to have 
observed relative to his English forbears. 

The reader will find it stated over and over agam that 
it is a tradition in one branch of the Frost family that the 
father of Edmund Frost was the Rev. John Frost, a silenced 
non-conformist minister of England. It is always difficult 
to ascertain the source of that dim and shadowy thing 
known as "Tradition," but in this case the writer has satis- 
fied himself, at least, that he has found the source of the 
tradition, which is this: Rev. Amariah Frost, a graduate 
of Harvard University and pastor at Mil ord. Mass. from 
1743 to 1792, was the great-grandson of Edmund tvost. As 
the first college graduate among the Frosts m America 
and as a distinguished clergyman of his day and generation 
one would natSrally look to him for light on the subject of 
h"s ancestry. Among the records of the church of Mendon, 
now Milford, I find the following: 

"A record of my genealogy, so far as I can trace it back 
according to the best accounts received by tradition: John 
Frost of England, in the time of Non-Conformists, wherein 
a great number were silenced in England was one of them 
Two of his sons came to America-fled for refuge to this 
then savage wilderness to escape the more ravage oppres- 
sion and enjoy the freedom of Englishmen. (Written 
probably about 1790). 

A careful reading of the foregoing shows two errors 
If he means to assert that John Frost, the reputed father 
of Edmund Frost, was a clergyman (and this he doe. not 
assert specifically), he was mistaken in that, as will here- 
after be'shown. He was also clearly mistaken in asserting 
that two of John Frost's sons came to America. This last 
probably arose through the fact that Edmund Fro s. and 
his oldest son, John, came to America together. As to the 
t^^c/^tion that John Frost, the father of Edmund was a non- 
conformist clergyman, the following "^^^ .^e f id" A^l 
clergymen at that time in England were graduates of either 
Oxford or Cambridge. Thus the majority of the clerg)^.^^ 
who became dissenters were graduates of Caml dge^ 
I have made a careful examination of the h.t ot 
graduates of both Cambridge and Oxford from 161 d to 1635 
TherTwere two John Frosts graduated at Cambridge but 
neither of ?hese could have been the father of Edmund, for 



IN ENGLAND AND AMERICA 11 

they must have graduated before they were married, and 
the father of Edmund could scarcely have married later 
than 1610. One of these graduates— John Frost, a graduate 
of St. John's College, Cambridge, in 1635,— afterwards be- 
came a dissenting Anglo-Presbyterian clergyman. He was 
probably a brother of Edmund Frost, our ancestor, the 
dissentmg clergyman to whom Amariah Frost refers. It 
IS probable that both John Frost and his son, Edmund, were 
dissenters and in all probability frequent attendants at the 
preaching of Rev. Thomas Shepard at Earles-Colne. 

This brings us now to some conclusion as to the place 
of origin of Edmund Frost. Without exception so far, as 
careful investigation of the place of origin of each of 'the 
passengers of the Defence shows (and in a number of 
instances I have been able to locate the place of their 
origin), they all came from the four counties of Essex, 
Suffolk, Norfolk and Cambridge. These are all four closely 
adjoining counties in England. Suffolk was known as the 
"cradle of the dissenters." Both Edmund Frost and his 
father were in all probability members of Shepard's con- 
gregation at Earle«-CoIne, or else friends of his made while 
he sojourned in Norfolk and Suffolk after he arrived in 
Ipswich in June, 1634, and before he sailed from London in 
August 1635. The question now arises as to when Edmund 
l^rost first made the acquaintance of Rev. Shepard. To 
understand this question it will be necessary to make some 
general statements as to the English Frosts located in 
Norfolk and Suffolk County, England. Careful research 
tends to show that the original home of the Frosts was in 
the vicinity of Cambridge. England. They were certainly 
in Cambridge as early as 1175. They early migrated to the 
county of Cambridge. In the fourteenth century one 
branch appears to have located in the vicinity of Hartest 
Suffolk, England. Another branch appears to have located 
m Hull, Yorkshire. Another branch at Palham, County 
Norfolk, and another at Whepstead, Suffolk County. An- 
other at Great Fakenham, Suffolk County, another at Nor- 
ton and another at Hepworth, County of Suffolk. All were 
unquestionably connected by relation to a common ancestor 
John Frost, the probable father of Edmund Frost, resided 
at Hartest, County Suffolk, in the year 1592. He had 
children. Edmund, Thomas and John, born somewhere be- 
tween 1592 and 1610. Hartest is not far from the border 
of Suffolk and about fifteen miles from Earles-Colne where 
Shepard preached from 1630 to 1633. It is also not more 



12 THE FROST FAMILY 

than thirty miles from Chelmsford, where Rev Thos. 
Hooker (the great New England pastor) preached between 
1615 and 1630. A lectureship such as Shepard held at 
Earles-Colne was in effect nothing but a dissentmg pulpit 
and as such was so highly prized that dissenters for miles 
around were in the habit of resorting thither to hear the 
Word of God preached by one of their own faith and doc- 
trine It was undoubtedly at Earles-Colne that the friend- 
ship between Thomas Shepard and Edmund Frost was 
formed, which resulted in the latter becoming a member 
of the former's party when it sailed for America in 163o. 
And now a word as to the origin of the Frost family 
in England. Careful research shows that the cradle of those 
members of the Frost family who are to be found even to 
this day in Suffolk, Norfolk, Essex, Cambridge and York- 
shire, was in the vicinity of Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, 
Eneland. The first authentic record we have of the family 
is of Henry Frost, who founded there in 1135 the Hospital 
of the Brothers of St. John the Evangelist, out of which 
grew St. John's College, University of Cambridge. His son. 
Robert Frost, subsequently bestowed a messuage on the 
Priors of St. John. These are the only Frosts of whom we 
have any authentic and specific record in this locality in 
the twelfth century. In the thirteenth century we find 
Robert Frost and Galfriedo Frost located in Aslakeby, near 
Kirkby, in Norfolk County. We also find late in the 13th 
century a Walter Frost, located at Trekengham in the 
same county. During the fourteenth century the son or 
grandson of Walter Frost of Trekengham located at Hull 
England. He was mayor and bailiff of Hull, and was buried 
at St Marys, Hull, in 1372. But the majority of the direct 
descendants of Henry Frost of Cambridge^ settled early m 
the thirteenth century in the County of Suffolk. They prob- 
ably came first to Bury St. Edmunds and from there spread 
out into Hartest, Langham and other parishes. 

For the benefit of the American descendants of Ed- 
mund Frost of Cambridge, we now present the Pedig^^^ ^f 
several of the English branches of our fa^nily These were 
n^ost kindly furnished us by the Hon. Robert Frost of 
London, England. 




M 
W 

> 
O 

w 



> 

(—1 



X 

o 

H 




PEDIGREE OF FROSTS 



OF 



COUNTY SUFFOLK, ENGLAND 



JOHN FROST of Langham, 
Co. Suflfolk. Died 1633. 



Mar. PRUDENCE, dau. of 
Henry Valyant of Lang- 
ham, Co. Suffolk: buried 
there, 7th July, 1641. Will 
in which she is described 
of Langham, Co. Suffolk, 
widow, dated 10th June, 
1636; proved 9th Aug.' 
1641, by her son James, iii 
the Archdeaconry Court of 
Sudbury. 



Children of the above JOHN FROST and wife PRUDENCE (I) 
IL THOMA.9 FPncT „r ^t^ ...... . 



THOMAS FROST of 
Langham Hall, Co. Suf- 
folk, Gent., Lord of the 
Manor of Hunston in that 
county. Died 15th and 
buried at Langham, 17th 
Sept., 1642. Will dated 3rd 
Sept., 1642; proved 3rd Oct. 
following by his brother 
Richard, sole ex'or, in the 
Archdeaconry Court of 
Sudbury. Inq. p. m. taken 
at Bury St. Edmund, 6th 
Nov., 1644. 

RICHARD FROST of 
Hunston Hall, Co. Suffolk, 
Gent., died there 14th and 
Duned 17th Jan., 1680, at 
Langham aforesaid. Will 
dated 25th Nov., 1679 
proved 9th Jan., 1680-1, by 
his nephews, Edmund Frost 
and Rev. James Frost, the 
ex ors, m the Archdeaconry 
Court of Sudbury, Bury St 
Edmunds. 

REV. JOHN FROST, A. M, 
Rector of Great Fakenham 
Co. Suffolk, 1631; A B of 
Trinity Hall, Cambridge, 



Mar. ANNE, dau. of Edmund 
Salter of South Lopham, 
Co. Norfolk, and sister of 
Rev. Edmund Salter of 
Brislingham, Co. Norfolk. 
Buried 12th Dec. 1639, at 
Hunston. 



Mar. ANNE BAKER, 20th 
Oct., 1629, at Langham. 
Buried there 11th Dec 
1638. ' 



Mar. ELIZABETH, buried 3rd 
Dec, 1639, at Gt. Faken- 
ham aforesaid. 



14 



THE FROST FAMILY 



1621 A. M. 1625. Buried at 
Great Fakenham, 3rd Nov., 
1660. Will dated 22nd Aug^, 
1659; proved 6th Nov., 166U 
in Archdeaconry Court of 
Sudbury. 



ABIGAIL, living 1636 
buried 29th Dec, 1639, at 
Langham aforesaid. 

PRUDENCE, will proved in 
1676, in the Archdeaconry 
Court of Sudbury. 



JAMES FROST of Norton 
Co. Suffolk, formerly of 
Ixworth Thorpe in that 
county. Buried 21st June, 
1684 at Norton: will dated 
31 St' Tan., 1683; proved 25th 
June,' 1684, by his son Rich- 
ard, sole executor, m the 
Archdeaconry Court at 
Sudbury. 

Children of the above THOMAS 

III. 



EDMUND FROST of 
Hunston Hall afsd., Gent 
only son and heir, aged lU 
years and 8 months at his 
father's death in 1642: prov- 
ed his uncle Richards will 
in 1681; died 21st of Nov., 
1700 aged 68. Buried at 
S t . George's Tombland, 
Norwich, M. I. 

ANNE, bapt. 6th June, 1626, 
at Hunston; a minor and 
unmarried in 1642; married 
21st Nov., 1648, at Faken- 
ham, to Richard Mattyard. 

BRIDGET, bapt. at Huns- 
ton, 29th Oct., 1629; a 
minor and unmarried 



JANE HOBSON, widow, 
married at Stoake, Co, 
Norfolk, 21st Oct. 1645. 
Registered at Great taken- 
ham. 

FRANCES, widow of Peter 
Spooner. Will in which 
she is described of Honing- 
ton. Co. Suffolk, widow, 
dated 8th March 1664 
proved 23rd Jan., 1668, at 
Beecles. 



Mar. THOMAS RUSH- 
BROOKE of Great Faken- 
ham aforesaid. Will dated 
Pth March, 1655-56, prov- 
ed 24th Oct.. 1657, by Pru- 
dence, his relict and execu- 
trix. 

Mar DOROTHY, second dau. 
of the Rev. John Rout, in- 
cumbent of Tanton Down- 
ham, Co. Suffolk, by Han- 
nah, sister of Rev. John 
Page of Ixworth Thorpe, 
Co. Suffolk; bapt. in 1620, 
at Weeting, Co Suffolk 
Buried 2nd April, 1687, at 
Norton. 

FROST and his wife ANNE (II) 

Mar 



LETTICE, dau. of Rich- 
ard Moseley of Ousden 
Hall, Suffolk, Esq., and 
Judith, his wife, dau of 
Lady Abigal Pettus, bapt. 
at Ousden, 19th Aug., 1641; 
died 5th Nov., 1700, aged 
58. Buried at St. George s 
Tombland in Norwich, M. 
I. 



IN ENGLAND AND AMERICA 



15 



1642; married Jonathan 
Bass. Both living 1679. 

MARY, bapt. 7th May, 1634, 
at Hunston; buried there 
May, 1636. 

ELIZABETH. bapt. 5th 
May, 1638, at Hunston, 
and buried there, 25th 
Dec. following. 

Childr^n^^f^the above REV. JOHN FROST and wife ELIZA- 



III. REV. JAMES FROST, 

A. M. Rector of Langham, 

Co. Suffolk, 19th Dec, 

1660; bapt. there 19th Nov., 

1637. Admitted to St. 

John's College, Cambridge, 

3rd Nov., 1652, then aged 

15 years; A. M. 1660; 

proved his uncle's will in 

1681; buried 30th July, 

1691, at Langham. Will 

dated 3rd May, 1686; 

proved 23rd June, 1692, in 

the Archdeaconry Court of 

Sudbury. 

ELIZABETH, bapt. 3rd 
April, 1623, at Langham 
afsd. 

PRUDENCE, bapt. 29th 
June, 1630, at Langham 
aforesaid. 

REV. THOMAS FROST 
of Great Fakenham afore- 
said D. C. L., bapt. 21st 
Feb., 1627, at Langham; 
matriculated a pensioner 
of St. John's College, 
Cambridge, 4th July, 1643; 
A. B. 1646; Foundation 
Fellow of Trinity Hall, 
Cambridge, 1649; A. M 
1650; LL. D. 1665; Curate 
of Great Fakenham 15th 
Aug., 1662, and Rector of 
Bixley and Great Poring- 
land, Co. Norfolk, 27th 
April, 1672; died before 
1679. 



Mar. ANNE, his wife, buried 
23rd Feb., 1662, at Lang- 
ham. 

SUSAN SYER married 31st 
Dec, 1663, at Langham 
afsd., and buried there, 28th 
May, 1692. 



Mar. MARTHA. 



Children of the above JAMES FROST and his wife DOROTHY: 



16 



THE FROST FAMILY 



Mar. MARY. 



PRUDENCE, married 28th 
Sept., 1681, at Norton, 
Charles Fiske of Norton. 
She was buried there 25th 
May, 1689. 

DOROTHY, married 24th 
April, 1684, at Norton afsd., 
Thomas Brown of Norton, 
Junior. 

RICHARD FROST of Nor- 
ton aforesaid, eldest son, 
proved his father's will in 
1684. 

lands at Langham. 

Children of the above EDMUND FROST and wife LETTICE 

(III): 

TV RICHARD FROST, bapt. 
' 22nd April, 1664, at Huns- 
ton, and buried there 27th 
same month. 

EDMUND FROST, bapt. 
7th July, 1665, at Hunston 
and buried there, 20th April 
following. 

THOMAS FROST, bapt. 
27th Sept., 1670, at Huns- 
ton; died s. p. before 1706. 

RICHARD FROST, bapt. 
27th of Dec, 1673, at Huns- 
ton, and died there s. p. 
before 1706. 

EDMUND FROST of 
Hunston Hall afsd.; Doctor 
o f Medicine, bapt. 7 1 h 
March, 1678, at Hunston; 
admitted an extra Licenti- 
ate of the College of Physi- 
cians of London, 26th 
April, 1704. Buried 6th Jan., 
1742-3, at Hunston afore- 
said. Hunston sold in 1714. 



LETTICE, bapt. 7th April, 
1668, at Hunston and buried 
there 28th Feb., 1671. 



Mar. REBECCA, second dau. of 
Rev. John Meadows, M. A., 
Rector of Ousden, Co. 
Suffolk, by Sarah Fairfax. 
Born 12th, and bapt. 26th 
Dec, 1682, at Stowmarket, 
Co. SuflFolk; marriage set- 
tlement dated l5th and 
16th, and married 27th 
Aug., 1706, at St. Marys, 
in the Marsh, Norwich; 
buried 1st July, at Huns- 
ton afsd., 1713. 



IN ENGLAND AND AMERICA 17 



LETTICE, bapt. 14th July, 
1672, at Hunston. 



•^l^?7^T?iT ^^^^ ^?. ^?"'' ^^^^- DANIEL MEADOWS of 

24th Inne^'^W^^'^-'/'!^ '^' ^'^^ <^f Norwich (sec- 

^4th June, 1719, aged 41. ond son of Rev John 

Buried at _ St. George's, Meadows, M. A R.rtornf 



^Buried at St George's, Meadows, M. A.. Rector of 

Tombland, m Norwich M. Ousden, by Sarah Fairfax, 

his wife); born Uth May 
1678. Sheriff of Norwich 
1718. Died in Lon., 27th 
Jan., 1739-40, aged 62, and 
buried at St. George's, 
Tombland, Norwich, M. I. 

Children of above REV. JAMES FROST and wife SUSAN (III): 

IV. REV. JOHN FROST, 
B. D. Rector of Cockley 
Cley, Co. Norfolk; bapt. 7th 
Oct., 1664, at Langham. 
Admitted to St. John's 
College, Cambridge, 4th 
Nov., 1680, then aged 16 
years; A. B. 1684; A. M. 
1688; D. B. 1696; sometime 
fellow of St. John's Col- 
lege; presented to the Rec- 
tory of Cockley Cley, Co 
Norfolk, 1701, by the Uni- 
versity of Cambridge; will 
dated 24th May, 1706, prov- 
ed 8th Oct., following, by 
his brother James, in the 
Archdeaconry Court of 
Sudbury. 

REV. JAMES FROST 

A. M. Vicar of Markham,' 

Co. Norfolk; bapt. 6th 

April, 1675, at Langham: 

admitted to St. John's Col- 
If gf' Cambridge, 28th April, 

1693, and matriculated 8th 
July following, then aged 

j8 years. A. B. 1696; A. M. 

1700. Proved his brother 
John's will in 1706. Will 
dated 20th Jan., 1729, prov- 
ed 14th Feb., 1729-30, at 
Norwich. 

ELIZABETH, b a p t . 8th 
May, 1666, at Langham 
atsd.; married there 27th 
Jan., 1685, Valentine Pell 
leaving his widow 1686 



18 THE FROST FAMILY 

Children of the above THOMAS FROST and his wife MARTHA 

(III): 

IV. T H O M A S FROST, a 
a minor in 1679. 

JOHN FROST, a minor in 
1679, admitted to St. John's 
College, Cambridge, 15th 
Sept., 1671, then aged 15; 
A. B. 1675. 

ELIZABETH, a minor in 
1679; married 15th April, 
1683, at Langham afsd., 
Thomas Bennet. 

MARTHA, bapt. 27th Oct., 
1663, at Great Fakenham; 
died unmarried, and buried 
there 5th Feb., 1684-5. 

DOROTHY, bapt. 9th May, 
1662, at Great Fakenham 
afsd.; married 22nd Sep., 
1689, at Langham, Cor- 
nelius Ransford. 

Children of the above RICHARD FROST and his wife MARY 
(III) 

IV. DOROTHY, bapt. 29th 
Jan., 1688-9, at Norton, and 
buried there 21st May fol- 
lowing. 

MARY, bapt. 24th July, 1691, 
at Norton afsd. 

Child of above JOHN FROST and his wife MARY (III): 

IV JOHN FROST, bapt. 7th 

Feb., 1687-8, at Norton 

afsd. 
Children of the above EDMUND FROST and his wife REBECCA 

(IV): 
V. MEADOWS FROST of Mar. .AJ.ICE, dau. of Thomas 

Great Yarmouth, Co. Nor- Gibbons of Great Yar 

folk, only son and heir, "^°"t^•4"'■^^°"/ cS,"t ^^^^ 

born and\apt. 23rd Dec Dec 1765, aged 58, buried 

1707, at Hunston; died 2nd ' at St Nicholas, Gt. Yar- 

Nov., 1782, aged 74; buried mouth, M. 1. 
at St. Nicholas, Gt. Yar- 
mouth, M. I. 

REBECCA, born 1st, and 
bapt. 21st April, 1710, at 



IN ENGLAND AND AMERICA 



19 



Hunston, and buried there 
26th July following. 

REBECCA, bapL 21st July 
1/12, at Hunston afsd., and 
buried there 26th Oct., 1713. 

MARY, bapt. 1st July, 1713, 
at Hunston, and buried 
there 29th Sept. following. 



Children of the above REV. JAMES FROST and his wife (IV): 

V. JAMES FROST of Hep- 
worth, Co. Suffolk, a minor 
1706; mentioned in his 
father's will, 1729; adm'on 
granted 22nd July, 1731, to 
Lydia, his relict. 

JOHN FROST, mentioned 
in his father's will in 1729. 

ELIZABETH, living 1729. 
ANN, living 1729. 

Children of the above MEADOWS FROST and his wife ALICE 



VI. MEADOWS FROST of 
Castle Rising, Co. Norfolk, 
died 14th Dec, 1802, aged 
54; buried at St. Nicholas, 
Gt. Yarmouth, M. I. Will 
dated 10th Sept. 1794- 
proved 30th Dec, 1802, in 
the Archdeaconry Court of 
Norwich. 



Mar. MARY. dau. of Rev. Sam- 
uel Wood (Independent 
minister at Framlingham, 
Co. Suffolk), by Mary, 
youngest of three dau'rs 
and co-heirs of the Rev. 
John Meadows; marriage 
settlement dated 10th Feb, 
1773. Died s. p. June, 1780,' 
age 29; buried at St. Nicho- 
las, Gt. Yarmouth, M. I. 

And ANNE, dau. of Henry 
Willis, married by license 
26th Feb., 1783, at St. 
Peter's Ipswich; died 1st, 
and buried 5th Feb., 1811 
aged 49, at Banham, Co! 
Norfolk. 



Child 



dren of the above MEADOWS FROST and his wife ANNE 



VII. 



MEADOWS FROST of 
Gibraltar, died there in 
1828, aged 45, leaving an 
only son, John Meadows, 
who died, unmarried, 19th 



Mar. MARY FITZGERALD; 
died at Gibraltar in 1840. 



20 



THE FROST FAMILY 



April, 1842, aged 24, and 
was buried in the British 
Cemetery at Malaga. 

THOMAS GIBBONS 
FROST of the city of 
Chester, second son, bapt. 
12th March, 1789, at Castle 
Rising; died, unmarried, 6th 
Dec, 1856; buried in the 
cemetery at Chester. 

FRANCIS ALYMER 
FROST of the city of 
Chester. Born 27th Feb., 
and bapt. 22nd March, 1792, 
at Castle Rising; died 19th 
June, 1860, and buried in 
the cemetery at Chester. 



JAMES GARRET 
FROST of the city of Man- 
chester, born 28th Nov., 
1795; bapt. 26th Feb., fol- 
lowing, at Castle Rising. 
In the Commission of the 
Peace for Manchester. Died 
17th July, 1840; buried in 
the Rusholme-road ceme- 
tery, Manchester. 



Mar. ANN, dau. of Peter Stubs 
of Warrington, Co. Lancas- 
ter; born 20th Nov., 1795, 
and bapt. 29th Jan. follow- 
ing, at St. James Church, 
Latchford; married 25th 
May, 1818, at the Old 
Church Warrington; died 
29th Oct., 1861; buried in 
the cemetery at Chester. 

Mar. JANE, dau. of William 
Whitlev of Warrington, 
afsd.; born 7th May, and 
bapt. there, 5th June, 1795; 
married 10th May, 1819, at 
Winwich. Co. Lancaster. 
Died 1st May, 1866; buried 
in the Rusholme-road Cem- 
etery, Manchester. 



Children of the above FRANCIS ALYMER FROST and his wife 
ANN (VII): 



VIII. MEADOWS FROST of 
Meadowslea, in the Parish 
of Hope, Co. Flint, and of 
St. John"s House, in the 
city of Chester, in the 
Commission of the Peace 
for the said city, and for 
the counties of Chester and 
Flint; Mayor of Chester, 
1858-59, and 1859-60; High 
Sheriff of Flintshire, 1879- 
80; eldest son born 13th 
May, and bapt. 18th June, 
1819, at St. Mary's, Chester; 
died at Meadowslea, 20th 
Jan. and buried 24th Jan., 
1883, in the cemetery, 
Chester. 



Mar. MATILDA, only dau. of 
Samuel S. Berend of Liver- 
pool; born 1st March, 1819, 
married 25th May, 1842, at 
Liverpool; died at St. 
John's House, and buried 
5th June, 1883, in the ceme- 
tery, Chester. 



IN ENGLAND AND AMERICA 



21 



SIR THOMAS GIBBONS 
FROST, Knt. of Dolcorsll- 
wyn Caemmaes, Co. Mont- 
gomery, and of Redcliff, in 
the city of Chester. Three 
times Mayor of the city, in 
the Commission of the 
Peace for the city and 
county of Chester, and Co. 
Montgomery; High Sheriff 
of Montgomeryshire, 1881- 
2. Second son born 20th 
Sept., 1820, and bapt. at 
Chester 6th Aug. follow- 
ing. Entertained the Prince 
of Wales on his visit to 
Chester in 1869, and was 
Knighted at Windsor 
Castle, 11th Nov., 1870. 

FRANCIS ALYMER 
FROST of Spring Hill, in 
the Parish of Heaton Red- 
ish, Co. Lancaster, in the 
Commission of the Peace 
for the borough of Ashton- 
under-Lyne and for the Co. 
Lancaster. Third son born 
25th May, and bapt. in 
Chester, 16th July, 1824; 
died at Spring Hill, 2nd 
July, and buried 4th July, 
1885, in Willow Grove 
Cemetery, near Stockport. 



Mar. MARY ANN, dan. of Hen- 
ry Wood of Birkenhead, 
Co. Chester; born 10th 
June and bapt. 22nd Aug., 
1833, in Liverpool; married 
12th Sept., 1855, at Birken- 
head. 



Mar. MARY, dau. of Thomas 
Stubbs of Warrington, 
afsd.; born 20th Aug., and 
bapt. 7th Sept., 1818, at St. 
Peter, Liverpool; married 
14th Feb., 1854, at Frod- 
sham, Co. Chester; cousin 
to her husband. Died 29th 
Nov. and buried 3rd Dec, 
1884, in Willow Grove 
Cemetery, near Stockport. 



Children of the above JAMES GARRET FROST and wife JANE 
VIII. ROBERT FROST of Mar. JANE, only dau. of Wil- 



Lime Grove, in the city of 
Chester, and of Mount 
Kinnerton. in the Parish of 
Doddleston, Co. Flint; 
Sheriff of Chester, 1859-60, 
and Mayor of said city, 
1863-4, 1864-5; in the Com- 
mission of the Peace for 
the Co. of Flint and for 
the city of Chester; High 
Sheriff of Flintshire, 1883-4. 
Fourth son born 3rd 
March, and bapt. at Ches- 
ter, 21st April, 1826. 

JAMES GARRET FROST 
of the city of Manchester, 
merchant, eldest and only 



liam, born 7th Sept., 1822, 
and bapt. at Manchester, 
12th June, 1826; married 
17th Aug., 1853, at Chester; 
cousin to her husband. 



22 



THE FROST FAMILY 



surviving son and heir, 
born 10th April, 1821, bapt. 
12th June, 1826, at Man- 
chester; died 4th Sept., un- 
married. 

JOHN WHITLEY FROST, 
second son, born 26th Jan., 
1830; died unmarried, 17th 
Oct., 1859; buried in the 
Rusholme-road Cemetery, 
Manchester. 

CHARLES WARD ELL 
FROST, third and young- 
est son, born 31st Jan., 
1837; bapt. at St. Johns 
Church. Chester; died un- 
married, 20th Oct., 1862; 
buried in the Rusholme- 
road Cemetery. 



Children of above MEADOWS FROST and his wife MATILDA: 



MEADOWS ARNOLD Mar. 
FROST of Claughton, 
Birkenhead, Capt. late Earl 
of Chester's Yeomanry- 
Cavalry, born in Chester, 
12th Aug., and bapt. 21st 
Sept., 1848. 



FRANCIS ALYMER Mar. 
FROST of Meadowslea, 
Co. Flint, in the Commis- 
sion of Peace for the said 
Co. and Major 2nd Volun- 
teer Batt. Royal Welsh 
Fusiliers; born 12th Aug., 
1856, and bapt. 21st March, 
1857. 

ELEANOR MATILDA, 
born in Chester, 17th April, 
and bapt. 25th May. 

FRANCES AMY, born in Mar. 
Chester, 10th Feb., and 
bapt. March, 1845; married 
at St. John the Baptist's, 
Chester, 14th Sept., 1880. 



ROSALIE GROSHAW 
ELIZABETH, eldest dau. 
of Rev. John Fuller Russel, 
B. C. L., F. S. A., Rector 
of Greenhithe, Kent; born 
19th Aug., and bapt. 28th 
Oct., 1852, at St. James, 
Enfield, Middlesex; mar- 
ried 25th May, 1874, at St. 
Stephen's Avenue Road, 
Regent's Park, London. 

EMMA LOUISA, young- 
est dau. of the Rev. John 
Fuller Russel,, B. C. L., 
F. S. A., aforesaid; born 
8th Dec, 1855, and bapt. 
25th Jan., 1856, at St. 
James. Enfield; married 
18th June, 1885, at All 
Saints, Margaret St., Lon- 
don. 



REV. JOHN ROW- 
LANDS, Rector of Hope, 
Co. Flint, son of the Rev. 
Wm. Rowlands, Vicar of 
Fishguard, Pembroke ; 
born 17th July, 1836. Schol- 
ar of Corpus Christi Col- 



IN ENGLAND AND AMERICA 



2Z 



lege; Cantab, Classical 
Prizeman, 1858; B. A., 1861- 
M. A., 1865. 

^^''mARY (Vlliv"''" THOMAS GIBBONS FROST and wife 



IX. JOHN MEADOWS 
FROST, born at RedcLiff. 
Chester, 15th Sept., and 
bapt. 14th Jan., 1857. 



THOMAS GIBBONS 
FROST, born at Redcliflf, 
Chester, 5th Dec, 1860, and 
bapt. 18th Jan. following. 

CHARLES ALBERT 
FROST, born at Redcliflf, 
Chester, 29th May, and 
bapt. 10th Aug., 1872. 

HARRIET, born 20th Oct., 
and bapt. 29th Nov., 1857; 
married at St. John the 
Baptist's, Chester, 6th Sept., 
1883. 



EVELYN, born 7th May, 
and bapt. 29th June. 1859; 
married at St. John the 
Baptist's, Chester, 1st Sept., 
1881. 



BEATRICE, born 30th July. 
and bapt. 29th Aug., 1862. 

ANN LUCY, born 8th Dec, 
1865, and bapt. 1st Jan. fol- 
lowing. 

EDMUND FROST, born 
3rd May, and bapt. 28th 
May, 1857, at St. Michael's 
Ashton-under-Lyne. 

ROBERT FROST, born 
il7th June, and bapt. 8th 
Sept., 1859, at St. Michael's 
Ashton-under-Lyne. 



Mar. HENRIETTA, third dau. 
of Robert Kelsall of Deep- 
lish Hall, Rochdale, J. P.; 
born 16th Jan., 1857; mar- 
ried 17th April, 1884, at 
St. Oswald's, Chester. 



Mar. EDWARD HONORATUS 
LLOYD, Barrister at Law; 
born 7th May, and bapt. at 
Neston Church 15th June, 
1860; of Trinity College, 
Oxford; B. A., 1882. Sec- 
ond son of Horatio Lloyd, 
Judge of the County of 
Courts and Recorder at 
Chester. 

Mar. REUBEN NORTON, Cap- 
tain Durham, L. I., born at 
White Hall, Ballylough- 
loughey, Co. Wheatmeath, 
19th April, and bapt. May, 
1853; son of the Rev. Wm. 
Norton, M. A. 



24 



THE FROST FAMILY 



FRANCIS ALYMER 
FROST, born 22nd Jan., 
1861, and bapt. 22nd May 
following, at St. Michael's 
Ashton-under-Lyne. 

MARY, born 5th Nov., 1855, 
and bapt. 15th Jan. follow- 
ing, at St. Michael's Ash- 
ton-under-Lyne 



Children of the above ROBERT FROST and wife JANE (VIII) 



IX ROBERT FROST, born at 
Lime Grove, 5th Jan., and 
died 19th Aug., 1856; buried 
in the cemetery, Chester. 

JAMES GARRET FROST, Mar. MARGARET EMILE 

born at Lime Grove, 28th ^°"'"'\^""V°t ,w' otlSms- 

April, and bapt. 29th June, Barrister at Law ?f Rams 

.rKn gate, and niece ot the Kignt 

1^^^- Rev. Wm. Stubbs, D. D., 

Lord Bishop of Chester; 
born 1st June and bapt. 
25th July, 1866, at Christ 
Church, Ramsgate; married 
in the Cathedral, Chester, 
28th Oct., 1885. 
ANNE JANE, born at 
Richmond Terrace, Chester, 
7th Sept., and bapt. 20th 
Nov., 1881. 

HONORA, born at Lime 
Grove, 22nd April, and 
bapt. 17th Aug., 1885; mar- 
ried at St. Bridget's Church, 
Chester, 17th Aug., 1881. 

CONSTANCE LUCY, born 
at Lime Grove, 3rd Nov., 
1860, and bapt. 18th Jan., 
following. 

FRANCES ALYMER, 
born at Lime Grove, 15th 
April, and bapt. 29th Aug., 
1862. 
Children of the above MEADOWS ARNOLD FROST and wife 
ROSALIE (IX): 

X. MEADOWS FROST, born 
at Ormonde Terrace, Re- 
gent's Park afsd., 18th 
April, and bapt. at St. John 
the Baptist's, Chester, 24th 
June, 1875. 



Mar. JAMES JOHN MALLAN- 
D A I N E , Captain 60th 
Royal Rifles, the third son 
of Major-General J. W. 
Mallandaine; born 3rd 
Nov., 1848. 



IN ENGLAND AND AMERICA 25 



EVELYN FAI RFAX 
MEADOWS, born at 
Claughton, Birkenhead, 
14th April, and bapt. 5th 
June, 1878, at St. Saviour's, 
Oxton, Cheshire. 

GEOFFREY MEADOWS 
FROST, born at Claugh- 
ton, Birkenhead, 8th Feb., 
and bapt. 27th April. 1880, 
at St. Saviour's, Oxton, 
Cheshire. 

ROSALIE MEADOWS, 
born in Liverpool, 28th 
June, and bapt. 20th Sept., 
1876. at St. John's, Frank- . 
by, Cheshire. 

Child of the above FRANCIS ALYMER and wife EMMA 
LOUISA (IX): ' 

X. LETTICE MAY, born at 
Meadowslea, 20th Nov., 
1886, and bapt. 17th Dec. 
following, at Hope Parish 
Church. 

Children of the above FRANCES AMY and JOHN ROWLANDS 
(IX) : 

X. WILLIAM ALYMER 
ROWLANDS, born at 
Hope, 16th July, and bapt. 
there 24th Aug., 1881. 

JOHN MARTIN ROW- 
LANDS, born at Hope, 
10th Nov.. and bapt. there 
9th Dec, 1883. 

Children of the above JOHN MEADOWS and wife HENRIETTA 
(IX): 

X. JOHN MEADOWS 
FROST, born at Dee 
Lodge, Chester, 22nd April, 
and bapt. there 29th May, 
1885, at St. Paul's, Chester. 

HUGH KELSALL FROST, 
born at Dee Lodge, Ches- 
ter, 29th May, and bapt. 
7th July. 1886, at the Parish 
Church, Conway. 

Children of the above EVELYN and REUBEN NORTON (IX): 



26 



THE FROST FAMILY 



X WILLIAM REUBEN 
NORTON, born at Red- 
cliff, 20th June, and bapt. 
30th July, 1884, at St. 
Bridget's, Chester. 

EVELYN MARY, born at 
Llanblethion, 29th May, and 
bapt. 18th June. 1887, at St. 
John the Baptist's, Llan- 
blethion, Glamorgan. 

Children of the above JAMES GARRET and wife MARGARET 
(IX): 

X. MARGARET CON- 
STANCE, born 12th Sept., 
bapt. 9th Oct., 1886, at St. 
Paul's, Chester. 

Children of the above HONORA and JAMES JOHN MALLAN- 
DAINE (IX): 



X. 



JOHN MEADOWS 
H A W K E S MALLAN- 
DAINE, born at Black- 
pool, Devon. 3rd June, and 
bapt. at St. Bridget's, Ches- 
ter, :15th Sept., 1882. 

HONORA FROST, born at 
Milford House, Surrey, 10th 
July, and bapt. 12th Sept., 
1883. 



PEDIGREE OF FROSTS 

OF 

DOVETON HALL 

IN THE PARISH OF WHEPSTED, SUFFOLK 



I. ROGER FROST purchased Mar. ISABELLA. Will dated 

Doveton Hall by deed 18th Jan., 1590; proved 2nd 

dated 1st Nov., 4 Edw. IV. Dec, 1592. Bequeathed lega- 

Post-mortem inquisition 10 cies therein to her great- 

Eliz. 46 (1543). grandchildren. 

Child of the above (I): 

II. JOHN FROST, will datea Mar. KATHERINE. 
27th Feb., 1557; proved 4th 

April, 1558. 

Child of the above (II): 

III. ROBERT FROST leceiv- Mar. MARGARET, 
ed Manor of Dovetcn 10 

Eliz., 1543, then aged 13^^ 
years; died 12th Feb., 1567- 
8. Eldest son. 

No issue. 

Second son of JOHN FROST and wife KATHERINE was: 

JOHN FROST received 
Manor 34 Eliz., 1567. 

Children of the above JOHN FROST and wife (III) were, first: 

IV. JOHN FROST received Mar. MARCIANA. See pat- 
Manor of Doveton 9, ent roll, 1, Chas. I, p. 8, No. 
Chas. I, 1609. Died 7th 34. 

Oct., buried in Whepsted 
Churchyard 21st Oct., 1631. 
Post-mortem inquisition 
(Court of Wards), 8 Chas. 
I, 1632. 

Second, 
ALICE. 

Third, 
ROBERT FROST. 

Children of the above John Frost and Marciana (IV) were: 



28 THE FROST FAMILY 

V. JOHN FROST. Mar. FRANCES, daughter of 

William Harte. 

2nd WIFE. 

Mar. MARY, died 2nd March, 
1703, aged 78; buried at 
Whepsted. 

Children of the above JOHN FROST and wife FRANCES (V) 
1st: ^ ' 

VI. LETTICE. 

Second, 
ANNE, bapt. 4th Aug., 
1661, at Whepsted. 

Children of the above JOHN FROST and wife MARY, 1st: 

SARAH, bapt. at Whepsted, 
31st Dec, 1663. 

Second, 

FRANCES, bapt. 14th Feb., 
1666; married 14th May, 
1691, Joseph Alexander. 

Doveton Hall was sold by deed dated 29th of Aug., 1702. 



PEDIGREE OF FROSTS 

OF 

PULHAM, COUNTY NORFOLK 



I. JOHN FROST, Lord of the Mar. THOMASINE. 

Manor of Pulham. Will 
dated 6th Nov., 1511; in 
Norfolk Archdeaconry 
Court. 

Children of the above JOHN FROST and wife THOMASINE (I): 

II. THOMAS FROST, buried Mar. JULIAN. 

at Pulham, 14th Jan., 1558. 
Will proved in Norfolk 
Consistory Court. 

ROBERT FROST. 

Children of the above THOMAS FROST and wife JULIAN (II): 

III. THOMAS FROST, ex'or Mar. JULIAN. 
of his father's will. 

ROBERT FROST, will pr. 
at Bury St. Edmunds. 

WILLIAM FROST. 

JOHN FROST, married 
(1st) Alys Russels on 22nd 
May, 1541; (2nd) Rose 
Brown on 26th May, 1545; 
he died 1581. 

ELIZABETH. 

Children of the above THOMAS FROST and wife JULIAN (III): 

IV,. ALICE, bapt. 19th Oct., 
1561. 

WILLIAM FROST, bapt. Mar. MARGARET, dau. of 
13th Dec, 1562; bur. 4th Thos. and Alice Crowe; 

Sep., 1625. bapt. 4th Sept., 1569; buried 

11th Sept., 1638. 

Children of the above WILLIAM FROST and wife MARGARET 
(IV): 

V. WILLIAM FROST, bapt. Mar. SUSAN, dau. of Thos. and 
26th July, 1607; buried 26th Mildred Maltiward; bapt. 

May, 1671. 5th July, 1604; married 7th 

Nov., 1627; buried 1st Jan., 

1645-6. 



30 



THE FROST FAMILY 



Mar. ELIZABETH, dau. of 
Thos. Walne; married 24th 
Dec, 1674; died 31st Oct., 
1709, age 67. 

Mar. DOROTHY PACKE, 8th 
Nov., 1659. 



Children of the above WILLIAM FROST and wife SUSAN (V): 

VI. SUSAN, bapt. 11th Dec, 
1628, married Wm. Good- 
wyn. 

THOMAS FROST, bapt. 
10th Oct., 1630; died 9th, 
buried 10th Nov., 1699. 

WILLIAM FROST, bapt. 
18th April, 1633. 

MILDRED, bapt. 5th Nov., 
1635; married Robert Malti- 
ward. 

STEPHEN FROST, born 
1639; died 1659. 

PHILIP FROST, born 
1643; died same year. 

Children of the above THOMAS FROST and wife ELIZABETH 
(VI): 

VII. ANNE, born 1679; mar. 
John Newson. 

THOMAS FROST, born 
1675; died 1678. 

JOHN FROST, of Forncett 
& Tharston, born 1st Jan., 
bapt. 13th Jan., 1680; died 
22nd July, 1724. Will pr. 
14th Aug., 1724. 



Mar. TABITHA, dau. of Wm. 
and Tabitha Holmes; mar- 
ried at St. Mary in the 
Marsh, Norwich, 7th Aug., 
1706. Her death was pre- 
sented at a court of the 
Manor of Pulham, 17th 
Oct., 1734. 

Children of the above JOHN FROST and wife TABITHA (VII): 

VIII. THOMAS FROST of 
Photesham, born 1707, died 
1729. 

WM. FROST, born 1708, 
died 1709. 



ANNE, born 1700, died 1711. 

CHRISTOPHER FROST 
of Pulham, born 23rd July, 
bapt. 15th Aug. 



Mar. MARY DRANE, died 18th 
Dec, 1784, aged 65. 



Children of the above CHRISTOPHER FROST and wife MARY 
(VIII): 

IX. MARY, married John 
Denny, died 1809. 



IN ENGLAND AND AMERICA 



31 



CHRISTOPHER FROST, 
died unmarried 30th Dec, 
1791, age 49. 

REV. THOMAS FROST, 
M. A., Fellow of Caius 
College, Cambridge. Set- 
tled in America, 1785. Rec- 
tor of St. Philip's, Charles- 
ton, S. C. Died 1804, age 
46. 

WILLIAM FROST, who 
took the family estate un- 
der the will of Christopher 
Frost, died 2nd Jan., 1801, 
aged 37; buried in nave of 
Pulham Church. Will 
dated 17th Nov., 1795, pr. 
14th Feb., 1801. 

Children of the above REV. THOS. FROST and wife ELIZA- 
BETH (IX): 



Mar. ELIZABETH, co-heiress 
of Richard Downs of 
Charleston, S. C. Married 
15th Nov., 1784. 



Mar. ELIZABETH, dau. of Rev. 
Stephen Buckle, Rector of 
All Saints, Norwich; mar- 
ried 30th July, 1795. 



X. REV. THOMAS FROST, 
asst. Rector St. Philip's 
Church, Charleston, S. C. 

HENRY RUTLEDGE 
FROST, M. D., b. Charles- 
ton, S. C, 1795; M. D. 
Univ. Pa. Was a promi- 
nent physician in Charles- 
ton until his death; for 
more than forty years Prof, 
of Materia Medica and 
Therapeutics in Med. Coll., 
state of S. C. Died 1866. 



Mar. ANNE GRIMKE. 



Mar. MARY DEAS LESESNE, 
b. 1807; d. 1866. 



ELLEN LEGARE FROST. Mar. THOS. PARKER. 



HARRIET 
HORST, dau, 
Horry. Mar. 
about 1890. 



VANDER- 

of Elias 
1826. Died 



EDWARD FROST, b. Mar. 
Charleston, S. C, 1802; 
grad. Yale; practiced law; 
mem. Legislature; Judge of 
the Sup. Court and Court 
of Errors of S. C; Prest. 
of B^ue Ridge R. R. Co., 
and held other offices of 
trust. Died 1868. 

Only son of WILLIAM FROST and wife ELIZABETH BUCKLE 
(IX): 



X. REV. WILLIAM FROST, 
B. A., of Pulham. St. Mary 
Magdalen, Rector of 
Thorpe, near Norwich. 



Mar. ELIZABETH, dau. of 
Richard Crawshay of Ot- 
tershaw Park, Surrey. 



32 THE FROST FAMILY 

Child of the REV. THOS. FROST and wife ANNE GRIMKE 
(X): 

XI. MARIANNA FROST. Mar. LLEWELLYN HAS- 

KELL, had one son, 
Edward Frost Haskell, and 
two daughters, Daisy and 
Fredericka. 

Children of HENRY RUTLEDGE FROST and wife MARY 
DEAS LESESNE (X): 

XI. HENRIETTA FROST, Mar. J. F. M. GEDDINGS, 
b. Aug. 30, 1837; d. about M. D., Charleston, S. C. 

1900. 

HENRY FROST, b. Nov. Mar. SABRA JANE WALK- 
2, 1839; A. B. So. Caro- ER. 

lina Coll. 1859; M. D. S. C. 
Med. Coll. 1861; res. Mar- 
shall, Va. 

ANNA LESESNE FROST, Mar. RICHARD T. WALKER; 
b. 1841. res. Charleston, S. C. 

ELIZA ALLEN FROST, 
b. 1843; unmarried. 

ELLEN PARKER FROST, Mar. ISAAC HAYNE. 
b. 1844. 

THOMAS FROST, b. 1846; Mar. MARTHA CALHOUN 
d. about 1898. PARKER. 

Children of ELLEN LEGARE FROST and THOMAS PARKER 

(X): 

XL EDWIN PARKER, dead. Mar. EUGENIA CALHOUN. 

WM. HENRY PARKER, Mar. LUCIA WARDLAW. 
dead. 

EDWARD FROST PAR- Mar. LENA PARKER. 
KER. 

ARTHUR PARKER. 

FRANCIS LEJAU PAR- Mar. ELIZABETH FROST. 
KER. 

THOMAS PARKER. Mar. MARGARETTA FLEM- 

ING. 

JOHN REED PARKER. 

Children of EDWARD FROST and HARRIET HORRY (X): 

XI. ELIAS HORRY FROST, Mar. FANNIE RAVENEL. 
is dead. 

THOMAS FROST, is dead. Mar. ALICE WILLIAMS. 



n 

X 

> 
u 

X 

c 

w 
c 







o 

H 
C 

o 




IN ENGLAND AND AMERICA 32a 

EDWARD DOWNS 
FROST, is dead. 

RICHARD DOWNS 
FROST, is dead. 

ELIZABETH FROST. Mar. FRANCIS LE JAU PAR- 

KER. 

FRANCIS LEJAU Mar. REBECCA PRINGLE. 
FROST. 

HENRY WM. FROST. Mar. SUSAN PRESTON. 

EDWIN PARKER Mar. DONELLA McKAY. 
FROST. 

WM. BRANFORD Mar. HUGER. 

FROST. 

ANNE BRANFORD Mar. THOMAS PINCKNEY 
FROST. LOWNDES. 

Children of the above REV. WM. FROST and wife ELIZABETH 

(X): 

XL ANNETE, mar. W. T. 
Collison, of East Bilney 
Hall. 

JANE, mar. Rev. R. F. 
Palmer, Rec. of Clopton. 

WM. BUCKLE FROST. 

THOS. CRAWSHAY 
FROST. 

MARIE LOUISE. 

REV. CHARLES HENRY Mar. LUCY VIOLET, dau. of 
FROST, M. A., Rector of Henry Stafford O'Brien de 

Foulsham, Norfolk. Stafford, of Blatherwycke 

Park, Northamptonshire. 

Children of HENRIETTA FROST and DR. J. F. M. GEDDINGS 
(XI): 

XII. HENRY DOWNS GED- Mar. TAFT. 
DINGS. 

RICHARD MANNING Mar. JENNIE FARROW. 
GEDDINGS. 

MARY GEDDINGS. 

DEAS FROST GED- Mar. S. Y. TUPPER. 
DINGS, is dead. 

ANNA LESESNE GED- Mar. JOHN WITHERSPOON. 
DINGS. 



32b 



THE FROST FAMILY 



ELIZABETH FROST 
GEDDINGS. 

EDWARD GEDDINGS. 

GED- 



Mar. L. P. DOTTERER. 

Mar. ELIZABETH BAILEY. 



FREDERICK 
DINGS. 

HENRI ETTA 
DINGS. 



GED- 



Children of HENRY FROST and SABRA JANE WALKER (XI): 

XII. MARY DEAS FROST, 
b. Aug. 9, 1866; d. Mar. 4, 
1904. 



HENRY PINCKNEY 
FROST, b. Oct. 10, 1868; 
M. D., Univ. of Md., 1889; 
Asst. Supt. Buffalo State 
Hospital. 

MARTHA LOUISA 
FROST, b. Dec. 28, 1870. 

ANNA LESESNE FROST, 
b. Mar. 31, 1872. 

THOMAS LOWNDES 
FROST, b. Oct. 28. 1874. 



Mar. MARGARET SAUN- 
DERS JOHNSON of 
Warrenton, Va. 



Mar. ELIZ. 
RAY. 



McGILL MUR- 



HARRIET FROST, 

June 14, 1877. 



b. 



WADE HAMPTON 
FROST, b. Mar. 3, 1880; 
A. B. and M. D., Univ. Va. 
U. S. Marine Hospital Ser- 
vice. 

JAMES HENDERSON 
FROST, b. July 24, 1882. 



Children of ANNA 
WALKER (XI): 



LESESNE FROST and RICHARD T. 



XII. HENRY FROST 

WALKER, is dead. 

ANNA LESESNE 
WALKER, is dead. 



RICHARD 
dead. 



Children of 
(XI): 



XII. ISAAC 
dead. 



WALKER, is 
ELLEN PARKER FROST and ISAAC HAYNE 
HAYNE, is 



IN ENGLAND AND AMERICA 32c 

ELLEN FROST HAYNE. 

ALICE TRAPI ER 
HAYNE. 

EDMUND SHUBRICK 
HAYNE, is dead. 

HENRY FROST HAYNE. 

ELIZA FROST HAYNE. 

HENRIETTA GEDDINGS 
HAYNE. 

Children of THOMAS FROST and MARTHA CALHOUN 
PARKER (XI): 

XII. EUGENIA CALHOUN 
FROST. 

Children of HENRY P. FROST and MARGARET S. JOHNSON 
(XII): 

XIII. VIRGINIA DARE 
FROST, b. 1897. 

HENRY RUTLEDGE 
FROST, b. 1901. 

PINCKNEY LESESNE 
FROST, b. 1904. 

Children of THOS. LOWNDES FROST and ELIZ. McGILL 
MURRAY (XII): 

XIII. ELIZABETH LOWN- 
DES FROST, b. Sep. 28, 
1902. 

THOMAS NE WTO N 
FROST, b. Apr. 5, 1905. 

ROB E RT MURRAY 
FROST, b. Jan. 18, 1907. 





No. 58— NELSON AMASA FROST. 

SEE PAGE 69. 



MERCY FULLER FROST. 




No. 158— REV. LEWIS P. FROST and wife 
MARIA GOODELL FROST. 

(Fro.-n a daguerreotype taken about 1850.) 
SEE PAGE 82. 



PEDIGREE OF FROSTS 

OF 

YORKSHIRE 



1. WALTER FROST, buried Mar. ELLEN, 
in the Church of St. Mary, 
Hull. Mayor of Hull, 1372. 
Bailifif of the same, 1364. 

THOMAS FROST, buried 
in the Church of St. Mary, 
Beverly. Mentioned in his 
nephew's will. 

Children of the above WALTER FROST and wife ELLEN (I) 
were: 

IL THOMAS FROST, will Mar. KATHERINE, dau. of 
dated 8th Aug., 1421; buried William Kelk. 

at St. Mary's, Beverly. 

WILLIAM FROST, will Mar. ALICE. 
1425, pr. 20th June, 1425-6; 
buried at St. Mary's, Hull. 

ELIZABETH, mar. 

Fund, of Hull. 

KATHERINE, mar. Robt. 
Morton, of Hull. Had a 
son, Henry Morton. 

JOAN, married Leeds. 

Had a son, Wm. Leeds. 

Children of the above THOMAS FROST and wife KATHERINE 
(11): 

III. THOMAS FROST, will 
1476 (?). 

MARGARET. 

Children of the above WILLIAM and wife ALICE (II): 

WALTER FROST, died Mar. ALICE. 
1477. (See Foster's Visit'n 
of Yorks, Brit. Museum.) 
Will 12th Dec, 1477. 

JOHN FROST. 

ELLEN, a nun at Nuncoton. 



34 



THE FROST FAMILY 



Child of the above WALTER FROST and wife ALICE (III): 

IV. THOMAS FROST of Bev- Mar. ELIZABETH, 
erley. Will dated 20th Oct., 

1496. Buried at St. Mary's, 
Beverley. 

Children of the above THOMAS FROST and wife ELIZABETH 
(IV): 

V. JOHN FROST, mentioned 

in will of Walter Frost as 

having left money to the 

church at Fothersham, Co. 

York. Will mentioned in 

act book at York Probate 

Registry, as proved 15th 

June, 1519, in which he is . 

styled "of Rudstone." This 

will cannot be found. 

WILLIAM FROST died 
22nd May, 1537; held lands 
in Aikton, Featherstone, 
etc., under the heirs of 
Walter Frost. Post-mor- 
tem inquisition 29 Hen. 
VIII. Will dated 22nd May, 
1537, in which he desires to 
be buried at Featherstone 
Church, "in the Calderstone 
quire under my own stall." 

WALTER FROST of 
Westham, Co. Essex, where 
he was buried. Held Man- 
ors of Newland, Walton 
and Featherstone; also 
lands in Aikton, Hekk, 
Beverly, etc., jointly with 
his brother, William Frost. 
Appointed in 1495 Receiver 
for the Forest of Maccles- 
field, and in 1502 Receiver 
for the Lordship of Mac- 
clesfield. (See Records in 
Town Hall, Chester.) Died 
20th March, 1528-9. Post- 
mortem inquisition 21 Hen- 
ry VIII. 

ELIZABETH, married 
John, son of John Rosse, 
of Routh. 



Mar. ANNE, (see Foster Vis- 
it'n of Yorke, Brit. Mu- 
seum), dau. of Richard 
Caley, Merchant of Staples, 
Calais. Died 1527. 



ANNE. 



IN ENGLAND AND AMERICA 35 

ROBERT FROST, elk, Rec- 
to r of Thornhill, Yorks, 
Cannon of Bole, Archdea- 
con of Winchester and 
Stowe, Chancellor to Prince 
Arthur, son of Henry VII. 
Arms mentioned in Foster 
visit of Yorks, argent, a 
chevron gu between 3 tre- 
foils az. Mentioned in 
will of Walter Frost, 1529; 
mentioned also in Orme- 
rod's History of Cheshire 
(Vol. I, 68) as holding 
a Court in Chester. In the 
records in the Town Hall, 
Chester, we find that on 
the 20th Feb., 149^5, he 
was nominated Chamber- 
lain of the County Palatine 
of Chester, by Henry VII. 
On 24th May, 1495, he was 
named commissioner to in- 
quire of what lands 
Thomas Danyel of Tabley, 
died seized of. In 1499 he 
made a similar inquiry of 
Sir Thomas Cocksley, Knt. 
of Malpas. In 1503 he was 
constituted a Justice of the 
Forests of Mara and Mon- 
drem. 

Children of the above WILLIAM FROST and wife (V): 

VI. ROBERT FROST (see Mar. BEATRICE, mentioned in 
post-mortem inq. of William deed 29, Hen. VIII. Will 
Frost I Eliz.), by charter, dated 4th Jan., 1570; proved 
dated 18th May, 29, Hen- 6th Oct. following. 

ry VIII, received lands 
from his father. Will in 
which he is styled "of 
Baddesworth" dated 10th 
July, 1558. 

THOMAS FROST, born Mar. KATHERINE, mentioned 
1497; died 13th Nov., 1549. in deed of John Frobisher, 

Post-mort. inq. 4 Edw. 20th July, 29 Hen. VIII. 

VI. Possessed the Manor 
of Aikton; also lands in 
Featherstone. 

Child of the above THOMAS FROST and wife KATHERINE 
(VI): 

VII. WILLIAM FROST, born Mar. CONSTANCE, dau. of 
1519; died 28th Jan., 1558-9. George Hamerton of 



36 THE FROST FAMILY 

Held lands in Aikton, Monkroyd. (See Paver's 

Featherstone. etc. Post- Visit'n Yorks: Vol. 2, No. 

mortem inq. dated I Eliz. 64.) Mentioned in deed of 

John Frobisher, 3rd Jan., 
1538-9. (N. B.— There were 
two deeds of John Fro- 
bisher.) 

Children of the above WILLIAM FROST and Constance (VII): 

VIII. ROGER MALLET of Mar. AGNES, dau. and co-heir- 
Normantown. ess. 

THOMAS BECKWITH of Mar. FRANCES, dau. and co- 
Aikton. received Manor of heiress. 

Aikton from William Frost, 
by deed, dated 13th Jan., 
17 Eliz. (See fine Rolls.) 





V 


r 




i 




Eh 


'•Jim aBI^^^^^^^^^^H 




Ko. 35— RUSSELL FROST. 

SEE PAGE 62. 



No. 94— CALEB ALLEN FROST. 

SEE PAGE 74. 




No. 245— RUSSELL FROST. 

SEE PAGE 89. 



No. 436— RUSSELL FROST. JR. 



PART II. 



THE FROST FAMILY IN AMERICA 



EDMUND FROST 



AND 



SOME OF HIS DESCENDANTS 



BY 



EDWARD L. FROST, M.D. 



EXPLANATION OF GENEALOGICAL PORTION 

OF PART IL 



Where the personal data of an individual is not given 
in small type under the parents' name, follow the numbers 
in larger type, until individual number is found in 
the next generation. For example, under number 36, Na- 
than Frost, there are two children : 99, Nathan Richards, 
and 100, John Sheldon. Look for numbers 99 and 100, 
where their records will be found. 



ABBREVIATIONS USED. 

b., born. 

ch., child, children. 

d., died. 

dau., daughter. 

des., descendant. 

Fram., Framingham, Mass. 

grad., graduate. 

K'ville, Knowlesville, N. Y. 

liv., lives, lived. 

m., married. 

occ, occupation. 

pvt., private. 

res., resides, residence. 

s., son. 

w., wife. 

wid., widow. 



THE FROST FAMILY 

IN AMERICA 



The story of the Puritans in America, their motives and 
ambitions, the trials and vicissitudes through which they 
passed, their hopes, their fears, their affections, their jeal- 
ousies, and above all, their abiding' faith, always has been 
and always will be of vast interest to every American- 
born citizen. Even though we may criticise their religion, 
and smile at some of their absurd laws, it must be con- 
ceded that their success, like the inception of their under- 
taking, was due entirely and solely to their religious devo- 
tion. Of more than passing interest, therefore, to those 
whose personal ancestry in America is contemporary with 
and forms a part of the history of the Puritan's time, 
should be any records pertaining to the personal lives of 
those ancestors. 

It is not the purpose of this paper to attempt any 
complete biographical or genealogical record of the Frost 
family, but rather to assemble a few records of some inter- 
esting events in the life of Edmund Frost, who came to this 
country in 1635, and to publish the genealogical records of 
some of his descendants, which latter Ave have collected 
from various sources. 

Edmund Frost was among the first of the name to come 
to America. A study of his life, so far as it is possible, is 
profitable not alone on account of its own merit and 
peculiar interest, but also as a prototype from whom many 
family traits have descended to the succeeding generations. 
Characteristics prominent in his personality are more or less 
predominant all down the line. This is particularly true of 
his religious life. As will be related farther on, he was very 
active in church work. While no systematic effort has been 
made to ascertain to what extent this prevails among the 
present generations, it is noteworthy that not a few of his 
descendants have devoted their lives to the ministry, and 
many others have been prominent in church affairs. His 
devotion to principle and opposition to tyranny as expressed 
by his dissenting opinions at a time when to be a dissenter 
required no little moral courage, is seen in later generations, 
particularly during the early days of the Revolution. His 
persistence and determination as exemplified by the voyage 



40 THE FROST FAMILY 

across the ocean, after a previous attempt had resulted in 
failure and a narrow escape from shipwreck and death, finds 
a suggestive parallel in a well-recognized trait of many of 
the tribe — an absolute unwillingness to acknowledge such a 
thing as defeat. 

Two reasons appeal to us as justification for the 
publication of matter which is manifestly incomplete 
and unfinished. First, it ofifers an opportunity to pay 
tribute to, and perpetuate the memory of dearly loved 
ones, who have recently departed this life ; and, second, 
it was felt that knowledge of the lives of our anteced- 
ents would be an incentive and inspiration, to those of 
us now carrying the Frost banner, in our poor endeavors 
to maintain the high standard of christian life and loyal 
citizenship exemplified in our forefathers. That some- 
one will eventually collect the data, and write the history of 
the Frost family in America, is something to be devoutly 
wished for; and when the wish becomes a realization, the 
resulting product will be a matter of patriotic pride to 
every bearer of the name. It will be found that the names 
of the descendants of Edmund Frost appear upon the 
muster rolls of the armies of every war from King Philip's 
to the present. Among the Minute-men who marched to 
the alarm on the memorable 19th of April, 1775, one of 
them, Samuel Frost, was taken prisoner, and remained in 
captivity forty-nine days. At the battle of Bunker Hill 
they were in evidence, and it will also be found that upon 
the records of the soldiers and sailors of the Revolution, of 
the State of Massachusetts, the name of Frost appears 
no less than one hundred and sixty-nine times. If to 
this be added the descendants through the female lines, 
a fair estimate of which would be as many more, making 
a total of three hundred and thirty-eight, some idea would 
be had of the part taken in the struggle for independence 
by the Frosts. These latter, however, were not all de- 
scendants of Edmund Frost. 

To the one who undertakes this task we will leave it 
to determine whether this fighting tendency was due to 
their Puritan strain, in that they had the courage of their 
convictions, or to the wild blood of their remote ancestors : 
Anglo-Saxons, Danes, or possibly of the more turbulent 
Normans, still flowing in their veins.* 



*Lest we credit too much to personal initiative, it is well to remember that 
during their time, military service was required of all able-bodied men ; such 
service commencing at the age of sixteen, with apparently no limit to the ac- 
quired age when it should be considered closed. 




No. 107— S. A. FROST. (1844). 




*3f ^Ik f 





LUCY B. FROST. (1844). 




No. 107— S. A. FROST. (1885). 

Died September 15. 1907. 
SEE PAGE 74. 



LUCY B. FROST. (1835). 



IN ENGLAND AND AMERICA 41 

That it was not hereditary belHgerency, but that 
they fought as patriotic citizens against oppression 
and tyranny, is probably borne out by the fact that it is 
in the quieter walks of Hfe where search should be made 
for records of the Frosts. 'Tis said that "peaceful and 
contented lives make poor biographies." To this, may 
be attributed, perhaps, the scarcity of written records of 
mdividual members of this family. E. L. F. 



The vast majority of persons bearing the name of 
"Frost" in this country are the descendants of some one 
of the following persons who landed in America between 
the years 1634 and 1785. These, named in the order of their 
arrival, are as follows : 

I. Nicholas Frost, Kittery, Maine. (1634). 

II. Edmund Frost, Cambridge, Mass. (1635). 

III. William Frost, Fairfield, Conn. (1639). 

IV. William and James Frost, Plymouth, Mass. (1670). 

V. Rev. Thomas Frost, Charleston, S. C. (1785). 

Of these progenitors of the Frost family in America, 
only two, so far as known, were kinsmen even in a remote 
degree. The two here referred to were Edmund Frost, 
of Cambridge, and Rev. Thomas Frost, of Charleston. 
Both of these came originally from Suffolk County, Eng- 
land, and belong to the same original stock. T. G. F. 



Nicholas Frost, of Tiverton, Devonshire, England, with 
his wife. Bertha Cadwalla, and two children, sailed in the 
e-hip Wulfrana, from Plimouth, Devon, Eng., April, 1634; 
arrived America, June, 1634. He was the son of John 
Frost, who was born near Carnbre Hill, Cornwall, Eng., 
Nov. 17, 1558. Nicholas had a brother John, born in 
Tiverton, July 10, 1583. John lived contemporaneously 
with John Frost, of Hartest, father of Edmund, but so far 
as known they were in no way related. Nicholas Frost 
settled in Kittery (Eliot), Maine. He was the father of 
Maj. Charles Frost, whose courage and bravery as com- 
mander of militia in repelling attacks of Indians is a mat- 
ter of abundant record. His wife Bertha, and daughter 
Anna (aged 15 years), were killed by Indians on the night 
of July 4, 1650, while he and his son Charles were away 
from home. His son, Maj. Charles, met the same fate 
many years later, being killed by Indians in ambush, while 
returning from religious worship on Sabbath morning, July 
4, 1697. The descendants of Nicholas Frost are numerous, 



42 THE FROST FAMILY 

among whom are John Frost, the historian and author; 
A. B. Frost, the artist, and many other prominent citizens 
of this country. 

There was another Nicholas Frost, who preceded all 
the other Frosts to this country, and who should not be 
confused with the aforesaid Nicholas Frost, father of Maj. 
Charles. He was an outlaw, and Oct. 3, 1632, for stealing 
from Indians, and other less pardonable crimes, was sen- 
tenced "to be branded on the hand ; banished ; kept in 
bolts till fine of five pounds paid ; damages to Henry Way 
and John Holman forty pounds. If ever he returned to 
be put to death." As nothing further is to be found re- 
garding him, it is presumed that he reformed. 

William Frost, from Nottingham, Eng., settled at Fair- 
field, Conn., in 1639. "Evidently a man of good family, 
vho, from his religious principles and perhaps to escape per- 
secution, had sought to end his days peacefully in New 
England." His descendants settled on the shores of Long 
Island Sound, Conn. 

William and James Frost, two brothers, although orig- 
inally English, migrated from Wales to the Plymouth Col- 
ony, Mass., about 1670. James remained in New Eng- 
land. William, born at Brinstead, Hampshire County, 
Eng., was a Quaker, and was driven from the colony, 
first to Boston, 1671, and thence to Oyster Bay, L. I., 
where he settled in 1672, and where he "belonged to the 
meeting in that place." The old homestead in Locust Val- 
ley, L. I., "is now occupied by a direct descendant of Wm. 
Frost, 225 years in the uninterrupted possession of the 
family" (1894). That the descendants of this branch of 
the family in America are numerous, the following line of 
descent shows : William Frost married Rebecca Wright 
(dau. of Nicholas Wright of Oyster Bay, L. I.) They 
had three children. William, born 1674, Wright, and Mary. 
William married (about 1700) Hannah Price, of Killing- 
worth, L, I., and had ten children. The seventh child, 
Isaac Frost, born in 1716, married Mary Cook and had 
fourteen children : James, Isaac, Jordan, Obadiah, Solo- 
mon (b. 1756), Mordica, George, Elizabeth, Ethelanna, 
Rhoda, Hannah, Mary, Anna, and Sarah. Eight of these 
lived to be over eighty years old. Solomon married Anna 
Vail in 1781; had six children: Philo, Samuel, Solomon, 
Aaron, Henry and Anna. 

From the Rev. Thomas Frost came the distinguished 
Frost family of Charleston, S. C, and the southern branch. 

E. L. F. 



y-- 



EDMUND FROST 

OF 

CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS 



Edmund Frost was born in the neighborhood of Hart- 
est, County of Suffolk, England, about the year 1600. 
He must have early associated himself with the non-con- 
formist or dissenting portion of the Protestant element 
in England. Even attendance at such services to 
the neglect of the established church, was visited 
with the severest punishment, which sometimes did 
not stop short of fine and imprisonment. Mr. 

Clinsworth in his "Counterpoyson" refers to the fact 
that while the famous English divine, Mr. Robinson, 
was preaching secretly near Norwich, Norfolk County, 
England, (1600-4), certain members of his congregation 
"were excommunicated for resorting unto and praying with 
him." Edmund Frost married at Hartest, about the year 
1630, a woman whose first name was "Thomasine." His 
first son, John, was born in England about the year 1632. 
In 1634 (October 16th), Edmund Frost, with his wife and 
son John, boarded the ship Great Hope (Captain Cur- 
ling) at Ipswich, England, for Boston, Massachusetts. He 
was one of the leaders of Rev. Thos. Shepard's party, 
whom religious persecution had driven to seek refuge in 
America. Rev. Thomas Shepard, in his autobiography, 
referred to him as "his most dear brother Frost." In the 
words of Edmund Frost's great grandson, Rev. Amariah 
Frost, "he came to the then savage wilderness of America 
to escape the more savage oppression of England." The 
Great Hope was shipwrecked off Yarmouth, but Edmund 
Frost and all the rest of the passengers on the ship were 
saved. After some delay the ship "Defence" was secured 
(Captain Bostock, master), and on this ship Edmund Frost 
sailed for Boston from Gravesend, Kent County, England, 
on the 10th day of August, 1635. Owing to the difficulties 
arising over the persecution of all dissenters by the govern- 
ment at that time, Edmund Frost, as well as Rev. Thomas 
Shepard himself and others, had to embark under an as- 



44 THE FROST FAMILY 

sumed name, else they could not have escaped the "pour- 
suivants," as the officers were called. On October 2d, 1635, 
the ship "Defence" arrived in Boston Harbor. The' com- 
pany almost to a man at once moved over and located 
at Cambridge, Massachusetts. This place had already been 
settled by Rev. Thos. Hooker and his party, but the latter 
had made their plans for emigrating to Connecticut. It 
thus appears that the first real permanent settlement at 
Cambridge, Massachusetts, was made by Rev. Thomas 
Shepard and his colony of immigrants. This included rep- 
resentatives of the following families, all of whom are con- 
nected with the earliest history of Cambridge, to wit: 
Shepard, Frost, Champney, Goffe, Cooke, and Norton. 

In the first allotment of lands we find Edmund Frost 
located on what is known at this day as the westerly side 
of Dunster Street, between Harvard' Square and Mt. Au- 
burn Street. On March 3d, 1636. Edmund Frost was ad- 
mitted and enrolled as a freeman of Cambridge. The same 
year ht became one of the original members and first ruling 
elders of the First Congregational Church of Cambridge. 
Gov. Winthrop. in his Journal, speaks about attending on 
the 11th day of February, 1636. the installation of Rev. 
Thos. Shepard, as pastor, and his two elders into their re- 
spective offices in the first church at Cambridge. 

_ The two elders were, undoubtedly, Edmund Frost and 
Richard Champney. He describes the entire ceremony with 
great minuteness of detail. Then Colonel William Goffc, 
in his "Diary," speaks of visiting Elder Edmund Frost on 
August 23d, 1660, and observed to him that a glorious saint 
makes a lowly cottage a stately palace. "Were I to take 
my choice I would rather abide with this saint in his poor 
cottage than with any of the princes that I know of at this 
day in the world." Indeed, it appears from the records of 
Cambridge that Edmund Frost never prospered in the 
worldly sense, but always was poor in purse. But though 
not gifted with wealth, he was a most godly man and 
greatly respected. During his life at Cambridge, from 1635 
until his death in 1672, eight children were born. His 
wife, Thomasine, died, and he remarried later. He ended 
his days at Cambridge, Mass., on July 12th, 1672. He was 
noted all his days as a most pious and humble Christian, 
a faithful disciple of the Master. In every way a worthy 
progenitor of the great family which bears his name. 

THOMAS G. FROST. 



2 

o 



I 

X 
> 

< 






o 




H 



k; 
o 

o 
< 

o 




IN ENGLAND AND AMERICA 45 

The following is from Rev. Thos. Shepard's memoirs : 

"And truly I found this time of my life, wherein I 
was so tossed up and down, and had no place of settling, 
but kept secret in regard of the Bishops (Laud), the most 
uncomfortable and fruitless time to my own soul especially, 
that ever I had in my life. And therefore I did long to be 
in New England, as soon as might be. * * * and there- 
fore there being divers Godly christians resolved to go 
toward the latter end of the year, if I would go, I did 
therefore resolve to that year. * * * The ship was called 
the "Hope" of Ipswich; the master, Mr. Gurling. * * * 
At the time appointed the ship was not ready, and we staid 
six or eight weeks longer than the time promised for her 
going; and so it was very late in the year, and very dan- 
gerous to go to sea. So that in the year 1634, about the 
beginning of winter, we set sail from Harwich." They had 
gone but a few leagues when they encountered a storm 
which drove them back to shallow waters near Harwich. 
During this storm a sailor was washed overboard, ana 
miraculously saved after having been in the water about an 
hour. This they regarded as an act of Divine Providence 
and symbolic of their ultimate success, one of their number 
saying: "This man's danger and deliverance is a type of 
ours ; for we did fear dangers were near unto us and that 
yet the Lord's power should be shown in saving us." The 
storm, however, did not abate, but continued with renewed 
force, so that during the next thirty hours they were driven 
considerably out of their course and obliged to cast anchor 
in Yarmouth Roads, "an open place at sea, yet fit for an- 
chorage, otherwise a very dangerous place. Which when 
we had done, upon a Saturday morning, the Lord sent a 
most dreadful and terrible storm of wind from the west, so 
dreadful that to this day the seamen call it "Windy Satur- 
day." Many ships with all on board were lost. As the 
storm increased in fury, the anchorage gave way, and the 
ship seemed doomed to certain destruction. Pieces of 
ordnance were fired, and thousands came upon the walls of 
Yarmouth, but were helpless to give assistance. "And the 
seamen presently cut down the mast aboard, just at that 
very time, wherein we all gave ourselves for gone, to see 
neither Old, nor New England, nor faces of friends any 
more, there being near upon two hundred passengers in 
the ship. And so when the mast was cut down, the master 
had one little anchor left, and cast it out. But the ship 
was driven away towards the sands still ; and the seamen 



46 THE FROST FAMILY 

came to us and bid us look, pointing to the place, where our 
graves should shortly be, conceiving that the wind had 
broke off this anchor also. So the master professed he had 
done what he could, and therefore now desired us to go to 
prayer. So Mr. Norton, in one place, and myself in another 
part of the ship, he with the passengers and myself with 
the mariners above decks, went to prayer, and committed 
our souls and bodies unto the Lord that gave them. Im- 
mediately after prayer the wind began to abate and the 
ship stayed. For the last anchor was not broke, as we 
conceived, but only rent up with the wind, and so drave 
and was drawn along, ploughing the sands with the vio- 
lence of the wind ; which abating after prayer, though still 
terrible, the ship was stopped just when it was ready to 
be swallowed up of the sands, a very little way off from it. 
* * * This deliverance was so great that I then did think, 
if ever the Lord did bring me to shore again, I should live 
like one come and risen from the dead. This is one of 
those living mercies the Lord has shown me, * * * and 
my dear friends then with me, viz. : brothers Champney, 
Frost, Goff, and divers others, most dear saints ; and also to 
all with me. * * * I desire this mercy may be remem- 
bered of my children, and their children's children, when 
I am dead and cannot praise the Lord in the land of the 
living any more." 

"And so we continued that night, many sick, many weak 
and discouraged, many sad hearts. Yet upon the Sabbath 
morning we departed and went out of the ship." (Oct. 19, 
1634.) 

Edward Johnson, in his history of New England, chap. 
29, says: "The master and other seamen made a strange 
construction of the sore storm they met withal, saying the 
ship is bewitched, and therefore made use of the common 
charm ignorant people use, nailing two red-hot horse-shoes 
to their mainmast." 

They remained until the following summer, when, on 
Aug. 10, 1635, they sailed on the ship "Defence," of Lon- 
don, Capt. Thos. Bostock. 

"The ship we came in was very rotten, and unfit for 
such a voyage ; and therefore the first storm we had, we 
had a very great leak, which did appall and affect us. 
* * * We had many storms ; * * * and so the Lord, after 
sad storms and wearisome days, and many longings to see 
the shore, the Lord brought us to the sight of it upon 



IN ExNGLAND AND AMERICA 47 

October second, 1635 ; and upon October the third we 
arrived, with my wife, child, brother Samuel, Mr. Harla- 
kenden, Mr. Cooke, &c., at Boston, with rejoicing in our 
God after a longsome voyage." 

"When we had been here (Boston) two days, upon 
the Monday, Oct. 5, we came, being sent for by friends 
at Newtowne (Cambridge), to my brother Stone's house." 

The arrival of Shepard's company at Cambridge was 
less than five years subsequent to the erection of the first 
dwelling, and less than five and a half years after the arrival 
of Gov. Winthrop and his party at Boston Bay. At 
Cambridge, they found quite a large party, headed by the 
Rev. Mr. Hooker (of whom Cotton Mather speaks as "the 
Light of the Western Churches"), preparing to move. 
"And that congregation being upon their removal to Hart- 
ford, at Connecticut, myself and those that came with me 
found many houses empty, and many persons willing to 
sell; and hence our company bought ofif their houses to 
dwell in, until we should see another place fit to remove 
unto. But having been here some time, divers of our breth- 
ren did desire to sit still and not to remove farther; partly 
because of the fellowship of the churches ; partly because 
they thought their lives were short, and removals to new 
plantations full of troubles ; partly because they found suffi- 
cient for themselves and their company. Hereupon there 
was a purpose to enter into church fellowship, which we 
did the year after, about the end of winter." (Feb. 11, 
1636).* 

It was during this year, 1636, that it was decided to 
establish a school for higher education in America. That 
Cambridge was selected as its site, was due largely to 
the influence and leadership of Rev. Mr. Shepard. By reason 
of his office in the church, Edmund Frost became one 
of the governing body of Harvard. Gov. Winthrop writes: 
"The general court had settled a government, or 
superintendency over the college, viz. : all the magistrates 
and elders over the six nearest churches, and the president, 
or the greatest part of them." 

Under the charter of the Massachusetts colony, none 
were regarded as freemen, or members of the body politic, 



This society still continues its existence, under the name of the Shepard 
Memorial Church, having its place of worship at the corner of Market and Garden 
Sts. Their first house of worship, however, stood on the westerly side of Dun- 
ster St., a little north of a point midway between Mt. Auburn and Wmthrop Sts. 



48 THE FROST FAMILY 

except such as were admitted by the general court and took 
the oath of allegiance to the government established. Ed- 
mund Frost was admitted and became a freeman Mar. 3, 
1636. (The first printing done in the Colonies was this 
freeman's oath). 

The following records of real estate transactions may- 
be of some interest : 

"Edmund Frost bought of Thomas Blodgett, about 1639, 
an estate on the westerly side of Dunster St., between Har- 
vard Square and Mt. Auburn St., which he sold soon after- 
wards to widow Catherine Haddon ; he then bought a house 
on the westerly side of Garden St., which he occupied in 
1642, but sold to Richard Eccles in 1646. His subsequent 
residence is not known wath certainty, but several cir- 
cumstances indicate that he occupied the estate on the 
northerly side of Kirkland St., extending from Divinity 
Hall Avenue to and beyond Francis Avenue, which estate 
remained in possession of his posterity until a very recent 
period." 

In the apportionment of the Shawshine territory (now 
Billerica), his share was two hundred acres. Lot No. 59. 

Following from town records, dated Jan. 8, 1646: "Lib- 
erty granted unto Edmund Frost, for to fell some timber 
for the building of an house before the last of the third 
month." 

From records of the church which show allowances to 
have been paid to him, it has been assumed that he "had 
trial of earthly poverty though rich in faith." The fol- 
lowing item is one of several, which shows that he received 
regular compensation for some service rendered: 

"1643, Item: Pay'd Elder Frost for a year's allowance, 
wch was due at midsomer, in the year 1643 — I say pd him 
by ten pounds. lO.L." 

Aug. 25, 1656, Edmund Frost's name, with those of Rev. 
Jno. Mitchell and Richard Champney, is signed to a letter 
of dismissal of the distinguished minister and teacher, 
Michael Wigglesworth, from membership in the church at 
Cambridge to that of Maiden, Mass. 

The records of numerous small bequests from deceased 
friends are of interest only as they testify to the high 
personal regard in which he was held by these friends. 
These are among the oldest wills on record in Middlesex 
county ; one of which was that of the Rev. Henry Dunster, 







o 



o 




IN ENGLAND AND AMERICA 49 

first president of Harvard. This friendship was evidently 
a most enduring one, and not affected by Dunster's depo- 
sition. Others were those of Matthew Day, dated May lO, 
1649; Daniel Kempster; Roger Bancroft, and Wm. Wilcox. 
The latter dated Nov. 28, 1663. leaves legacies to "loving 
brethren that are of my family meeting;" among whom 
Edmund Frost was included. 

That the intrinsic value of some, at least, of these 
bequests, was insignificant, is true. They should, however, 
be regarded as simple expressions of esteem, or tokens of 
remembrance, and were, without doubt, accepted in the 
same spirit. The following from the last will and testament 
of Edward Skinner, dated Oct. 25, 1641, is sufficiently 
illustrative: "* *,* unto Jeremy Barber, one paire of shoes; 
unto his owne man, a paire ould briches, irckin waste cote, 
hatt, capp ; and for his time, he is to serve one year with 
elder Frost, and one yeare (with) Good Stoune." 

One item in the town records has a certain humor, and 
shows that he enjoyed no special privileges when he came 
into conflict with the village laws. "Sep. 4, 1646. Elder 
Frost, for letting his two oxen goe to feed on ye common, 
taken once, is fined: l.s. (There were some thirty-four 
other like offenders). 

The following estimate of his character previously re- 
ferred to is of particular interest : "It is related by Hutchin- 
son, under date of 1660, that in the ship which arrived from 
London, July 27, there came two of the late King's judges, 
Cols. Whalley and Goffe. They did not attempt any con- 
cealment of their identity, but immediately went to the 
Governor, Mr. Endicott, who received them very cour- 
teously. They were visited by the principal people of the 
town. They chose to reside at Cambridge, a village four 
miles distant, during their stay." 

The following is an extract from Colonel Goffe's journal : 

"23 d. 6 m. — In ye evening wee vissited Elder Frost, who 
rec'd us with great kindness and love, esteeming it a favour 
yt we would come into yr mean habitation ; assured us 
of his fervent prayers to ye Lord for us ; — A glorious saint 
makes a mean cottage a stately palace ; were I to make my 
choyce, I would rather abide with ys saint in his poor cot- 
tage, than with any one of ye princes I know of at ys day in 
ye world." 



50 THE FROST FAMILY 

At a meeting of the selectmen, Feb. 8, 1668, the town 
was divided into districts "for Katechising the youth of this 
towne." Among others appointed, "Captain Gookin and 
Elder Frost, for those familyes on ye east side of ye Comon 
Water Streete, leading from the meeting-house to ye water- 
side being the particeon." This was during a period of 
three years wdien the church was without a pastor. 

His death occurred July 12, 1672. 

Through the courtesy of Mr. George Henry Frost of 
Plainfield, N. J., we present a full copy of the last will and 
testament of Edmund Frost : 

The last will and testament of Edmund Frost of Cambridge 
in New England made and declared this 16th day of April! 1672: I 
Edmund Frost being stricken in yeares and at the present ill and 
weake daily expecting my disolucion yet through (the great favor 
of god having my minde and understanding cleare and sound as 
in former times I am desirous (according to my duty to set my 
house in order to settle that small estate that god hath graciously 
lent me so that strife and contencion may be prvented after my 
decease between my wife and children. In the first Place I desire 
to role, rest and resigne my precious and imortall soul to and upon 
my deare Lord Jesus Christ the great mediator of the covenant 
between God and man in and upon whome the free grace and favour 
of the eternall blessed one God father sonne and holy ghost is 
terminated for all power is given to him in heaven and earth and 
i.s declared in the Gospell that whoever beleveth in him shall 
receice remission of sins and injoy eternall life as for my body 
(wch God hath called a temple of the holy Ghost) I desire it may 
be decently interred in the earth in an assured hope of the happy 
and blessed resurection thereof in gods appoynted time. 21y. For 
my outward estate I dispose thereof as followeth. Impr. I give 
to my deare wife Reana the use of about two accres of planting 
land being more or less lyng in my feild on the west side of my 
orchard to have and to hold to her or assignes dviring life. Pro- 
vided that she allow my sones Ephraim and Thomas for two daies 
worke every yeare towards keeping the fence in good repair: It. 
I give to my wife the use of a percell of pasture land lying wthout 
ye feild during her life. It. I give to my wife on third part of ye 
fruit that growes yearely in the orchard during her life It. I give 
to my wife all the crop of Rye and wheat that is sowne and shall 
grow in my planting feild for this yeare. It. I give to my wife 
twenty shillings a yeare during her life to be paid in corne or 
cattle brought to her house at currant country price to be paid by 
my sonne Ephram and Thomas ten shillings a peece in pt. of 
consideracion of Legacy given them hereafter mencioned: It. I 
give to my wife twenty shillings a yeare more during her life to 
be paid by my sonne John in corne or cattle at currant country 
price brought to her house and this he is to pay in consideracion 
of lands bequeathed to him hereafter mencioned and in case he 
refuse or neglect to pay the twenty shillings pr Annun as aforesd 
my wife is to enter upon the land to him bequeathed and injoy it 
during her life. It. I give to my wife the use of all the salt marsh 



IN ENGLAND AND AMERICA 51 

being about 4: acres more or less bounded with m Pelhams marsh 
north and Brodish east, and the river south to have and to hold 
dur'ing her life It: I do order and my will is that my sonnes 
Ephraim, and Thomas shall plant their mothers Indian corne both 
at Watertowne lott, and in my feild this spring: Also they are to 
get on thousand of clapbords and deliver to their mother at the 
house for covering thereof which they are to get out of the timber 
bought of Philip Jones for that end: Also my will is that they 
get fencing stuf? of the common (by leave of ye selectmen) and 
fence in their mothers yards orchard or garden at her house. In 
consideracion of this worke they are to have ye use of my teame 
for three months after my death and during the time they are doing 
this work for their mother shee must provide them diett. It. I 
give to my sonne Jno: six accres of land yt he improveth of mine to 
him and to his heyres forever which land I had in exchange for 
other land lieing neare m Dunsters farme house, and now belonging 
to his heyres: and although no writtings or deeds passed betwene 
m Dunster & me aboute that exchange yet each of us have for a 
long time peaceably injoyed ye same, I trust their will be no 
question about it but if their should be any sonne Jno: is to cleare 
the difTerence if any be without any prjudice to any of his brothers. 
It. I give to my sonnes Samuell and Joseph after their mothers 
decease, that two accres of land more or less that lyes in my feild 
on the west side of my orchard equaly to be divided betwene them 
or their children. It. More I give to my sonne Joseph after my 
wife death on halfe of my marsh: It. I give to sonne Joseph one 
of my wood lotts beyond notimey (Arlington now called) which of 
the two he shall choose: It I give to my sonne James fower 
pounds to be paid in foure yeares after my wives death to be by my 
sonne, Ephraim and Thomas in consideracion of the pasture ground 
lyng without the fence wch I give to them after my wives decease. 
It. I give to Ephraim and Thomas equaly to be divided betwene 
them my dwelling house orchard and all the land within the inclosed 
feild and without not formerly disposed of for them to injoy and 
their heyres forever: It. I give to Ephriam my lott in the great 
swamp. It. I give to my sonne Thomas my other wood lott 
beyond notomy (Arlington now called), and if any other devisions 
of land shall fall due in the Towne after my decease I give them to 
my sonnes Ephraim and Thomas equally to be divided. It. I give 
to my two daughters the other halfe of my marsh after my wives 
decease, equally to be divided betwene them or their children or in 
case Sarah die before Marriage then her part of the said Marsh is 
to decend to Ephraim and Thomas equally divided It. I give to 
my daughter Sarah a feather bed and bolster and she is to have it 
a yeare after my death: I give and bequeath to my two daughters 
equaly to be divided betwene them a Kettle and all other house- 
hold goods that properly belong to me after my wives death: It. 
for some reasons best knowne to my selfe I order my executors 
after my death to sell for the best advantage my old mare and my 
young gelding and wt they shall produce to divide into five parts 
2 parts of that five I give to Jacob French and his wife: and the 
other three parts I give to the Children of Golden More equally to 
be divided. It. I order my executors to sell my oxen and horses 
not disposed of and to pay my Just debts and in speciall forty 
shillings by me given to ye new Colidge (Harvard College) and 
twenty shillings to mr Alcocks sone at ye Colledge: Lastly I do 
appoint and ordaine my sones Jno: Samuell Joseph and Ephriam to 



52 THE FROST FAMILY 

be executors to this my will and Testament. And I do humbly 
desire and intreate my honored and worthy frinds Capt Daniell 
Gookin and mr Thomas Danforth to be overseers of my will and if 
any difference should arise betweine my wife or children concerning 
any matter herein contained that they determine it and that all 
persons concerned acquiess in their determinacions: In testimony 
oi the truth of what is above declared I have hereunto set my hand 
and scale the day and yeare above written: 

Edmund frost and a Scale 

Signed Sealed & declared In ye presence of us 

Daniell Gookin William Manning Benonie Eaton. 

Upon after consideracion I do will and bequeath the reversion 
of the two acres of land given to my wife during her life lying 
within my planting feild on the west side my house unto my sonnes 
Ephraim and Thomas on condicion that in lew thereof they pay in 
money to their two brothers Samuell and Joseph foure pounds a 
peece in money vizt. twenty shillings to each pr ann to begine 
the first payment within one yeare after my wives death: Also my 
foure accr percell of marsh I do will that my sonne Joseph shall 
have that one moyty or halfe part thereof and Ephriam and Thomas 
shall have the other halfe equaly divided between them and in 
consideracion thereof they shall pay twenty pounds in money to 
their two sisters Mary and Sarah or to their children vizt Joseph 
foure pounds Ephriam foure pounds and Thomas foure pounds and 
the same to be paid within one yeare after my wives death or in 
default thereof their sisters shall have so much of the said Marsh 
as w'ill yeeld them the said money, dated Aprill the 17th 1672. 

Daniell Gookin Edmund frost 

William Manning. 
Benonie Eaton 

Cambridge Court, Octo: 1, 12. 

Attested on oath by the Wortt Danll: Gookin Esq. mr Wm Man- 
ning & Benoni Eaton. 

As attesteth. Thomas Danforth Recordr 
A true copy of record. 

Attest, (signed) S. H. Folsom. Register. 

The inventory of the estate of the widow was taken 
Nov. 3, 1675. 

A coat-of-arms has been accredited to Edmund Frost, 
and the same is described in "Crozier's General Armory" 
by Wm. Armstrong Crozier, F. R. S. ; pub. 1904. It is the 
coat armor of the Frosts of St. John's House of Chester, and 
the descendants of Edmund Frost have, strictly speaking, 
no right to its use. 

The following on Frost of St. John's House is qtioted 
from "Burke's Landed Gentry:" "The family of Frost is of 



2 
o 






w 
z 

o 

H 




O 

o 

r 



o 
< 

O 




IN ENGLAND AND AMERICA 53 

ancient and honorable origin, and they occur as possessors 
of the manor of Hunston, Suffolk, at the beginning of the 
]7th century." (See Part I.) 

Among the many descendants of Edmund Frost, whose 
names do not appear in the following genealogical record 
because of its limited scope, are : 

The late Hon. Rufus Frost, Chelsea, Mass., who was a 
member of Congress from Mass., and founder of the Frost 
Hospital at Chelsea. 

George Henry Frost, 1838, founder and president of the 
Engineering News Pub. Co., New York; his sons, Charles H. 
Frost, 1870, editor Plainfield, (N. J.) Courier-News; Har- 
wood Frost, 1872, editor Engineering Digest, and secretary 
Engineering News Pub. Co. ; Edwin Hunt Frost, 1874, 
Bethlehem, Ct. ; Francis Willoughby Frost, 1876, treasurer 
Engineering News Pub. Co. His brothers (of Smith's Falls, 
Ont.) Chas. B. Frost, 1840, died April 20th, 1909; Francis 
T. Frost, 1843 (Senator for life. Dominion Senate), and 
William H. Frost, 1847. A sister, Clarissa H. Frost, 1834. 
Their lineage is: 6 Ebenezer, 1790; 5 Daniel; 4 Ebenezer; 
3 Ebenezer; 2 Ephraim ; 1 Edmund. 

The late Hon. Geo. A. Frost, 1813-1892, of Springvale, 
Me., member of War-Governor Washburn's Council of 
Maine, 1861-3, had charge of equipping and forwarding regi- 
ments to Washington, some of which he accompanied. He 
was a great-grandson of Rev. Amariah Frost, being one of 
the eleven children of Deacon John Frost, of Sanford, Me. 

Hon. Charles H. Frost, of Springvale, Me., s. of Dea- 
John, ex-member of Maine Senate; now living at Old Or- 
chard, Me. 

Everett F. Rich, grandson of Dea. John, Treasurer of 
Bangor Savings Bank, Bangor, Me. 

John Elias Frost, of Newtonville, Mass., doubly de- 
scended from Rev. Amariah ; his father, Edwin Dorr Frost, 
s. of Elias, s. of Amariah; his mother, Charlotte Frost, 
dau. of Dea. John, s. of Amariah, Jr., s. of Rev. Amariah. 
He is Sec'y of the Frost Ass'n of the U. S. 

Alfred F. Rector, great-grandson of Amariah, a promi- 
nent lawyer and prosecutor, Marshall, Mo. 

Hon. John Rector, great-grandson of Amariah, Mayor 
at Slater, Mo. 



54 THE FROST FAMILY 

Harold F. Frost, of Arlington, Mass., Past Prest. of the 
Frost Family Ass'n, who with Henry Frost, of Belmont, 
Mass., were its organizers some thirteen year ago. 

Charles E. Frost, of Central Falls, R. I., Prest. Frost 
Ass'n ; has been prominent in city government there. 

Edwin Collins Frost, novelist. Providence, R. I. 

J. Fred Frost, of the Board of Education, Almond, Wis. 

Charles Sumner Frost, 1856, architect, Chicago, 111.; 
his brothers, Frank L. Frost, 1858, Lewiston. Me. ; Walter 
A. Frost, 1861, Chicago; Woodbury G. Frost, 1868, Athens, 
Pa., and Wilfred P. Frost, 1875, Chicago. Their lineage, 
8 Albert Ephraim, 7 Ephraim, 6 Ephraim, 5 Ephraim, 
4 Joseph, 3 Joseph, 2 James, 1 Edmund. 

Lowell C. Frost. Los Angeles, Cal., son of the late 
Charles Hubbard Frost, of Buffalo. 

Frederick Eugene Frost, 1869, of Worcester, Mass., 
whose lineage is, 7 George Washburn, 6 Joseph. 5 Ebenezer, 
^ Ebenezer, 3 Ebenezer, 2 Ephraim, 1 Edmund Frost. 

The late Dr. Carlton Pennington Frost, 1830, Hanover, 
N. H., for many years Dean of Dartmouth Medical College. 
His sons. Dr. Gilman DuBois Frost, 1864, Professor of 
Anatomy, and Sec'y to the Faculty, Dartmouth Med. Coll., 
and Edwin Brant Frost, 1866. Professor of Astronomy, and 
Director of Yerkes Observatory, University of Chicago. 
Lineage: 6. Benjamin, 1802; 5, Elijah, 1771; 4, Jonathan, 
1738; 3, Joseph. 1680; 2, Samuel, 1638; 1. Edmund. 



GENEALOGY 

1. Edmund Frost, born in England about 1600; with 
wife Thomasine and infant child settled Cambridge, Mass., 
1635. The date of his wife's death is uncertain, but some- 
time before 1669. he married Reana Daniel (widow suc- 
cessively of James, Wm. Andrew, and Robert Daniel), 

who survived him.* 



*Temple's "Genealogical Register of Framingham" states: "Fie married C2) 

about 1642, Mary ; (3) Widow Reana Daniels." The records show that 

James and Mary were born after this date to Edmund and Thomasine Frost, 
showing Temple's statement to be in error. 



IN ENGLAND AND AMERICA 55 

CHILDREN : 

2. John, b. Eng., about 1632. 

3. Thomas, b. 1st mo. 1637, O. S. (Mar., 1637); d. 1639. 

4. Samuel, b. 12th mo. 1638, O. S. (Feb., 1639). 

5. Joseph, b. 13, 11, 1639, O. S. (Jan. 13, 1640). 

6. James, b. 9, 2, 1643, O. S. (Apr. 9, 1643). 

7. Mary, b. 24, 5, 1645, O. S. (July 24, 1645). 

8. Ephraim, b. 1646, or later. 

9. Thomas, b. 1647, or later. 
10. Sarah, b. 1653. 

SECOND GENERATION. 

2. John, son of (1) Edmund, m. Rebecca, dau. of Thos. 
Andrew, June 26, 1666, and had John, b. Nov. 19, 1667, 
was a mason and resided at Salem, 1696; Rebecca, b. Dec. 
3, 1669, m. Dea. Joseph Coolidge, and d. July 1, 1750. 
(Her daughter Rebecca was w. to the first, and mother to 

the second Prof. Wigglesworth) ; Thomas, b. , was a 

weaver and resided here in 1696. John, the father, d. and 
administration was granted Sept. 30, 1672, to wid. Rebecca, 
for herself and her three children. The wid. m. George 
Jacobs, Jr., of Danvers village. Feb. 9, 1674, and was im- 
prisoned during the witchcraft delusion. 

4. Samuel, s. of (1) Edmund, by wife Mary Cole, had 
in Cambridge, Samuel, b. Aug. 21, 1664; Isaac, b. Oct. 21, 
1666; Edmund, b. Aug. 21, 1668; he removed to Billerica 
as early as 1674, at which time he had m. Elizabeth 
Miller, by whom he had John, b. April 2, 1678; Benjamin, 
b Aug. 10, 1683; Jonathon, b. Nov. 3, 1685; Daniel, b. 
April 12, and died April 14, 1689; Edmund, b. Mar. 1, 
1691-2. A son, Edmund, had d. Feb. 12, 1690-1. Samuel, 
ihe father, d. at Billerica, Aug. 12, 1711, aged 7Z. 

5. Joseph, s. of (1) Edmund, settled in Charlestown, 
m. Hannah Miller, May 22, 1666, and had Jabez. b. Dec. 
12, 1667; Susanna, b. Jan. 27, 1668-9. Joseph, b. Feb. 15, 
1670-1, perhaps the same who m. Sarah Whittemore, Jan. 
12, 1707-8; Stephen, b. Mar. 9, 1672-3; Nathaniel, bap. May 
7, 1676; Hannah, b. Aug. 30, 1677; Abigail, b. Mar. 12, 1679- 
80; Miller, b. Feb. 28, 1682-3; Faith, b. Sept. 9, 1687. 
Joseph, the f., died about 1692, and administration was 
granted to wid. Hannah, Jan. IZ, 1692-3. He was a soldier 
in Capt. Jno. Cutler's Mt. Hope Company. 

6. Jarnes, s. of (1) Edmund, settled in Billerica and m. 
Rebecca Hamlet, Dec. 17, 1664; she d. Aug. 20, 1666, and 



56 THE FROST FAMILY 

he m. Elizabeth, dau. of Thos. Foster, Jan. 22, 1666-7. His 
children were James, b. Aug. 14, 1666; Thomas, b. Oct. 18, 
1667; John, b. Nov. 14, 1668, d. Mar. 3, 1668-9; Samuel, b. 
Feb. 28, 1669-70; Elizabeth, b. Nov. 6, 1672, m. Peter 
Cornell; Edmund b. May 14, d. May 18, 1675; Sarah, b. 

July 15, 1678, m. Howard; Hannah, b. Jan. 31, 1680-1; 

Joseph, b. Mar. 21, 1682-3; Abigail, b. Aug. 23, 1685, m. 
Ephraim Kidder; Benjamin, b. Mar. 8, 1687-8, and Mary, 
who m. John Walker. James, the f., was deacon of the 
Billerica church and died Aug. 12, 1711, a. 71; his wife, 
Elizabeth, survived. He was a soldier against Weymesit 
Indians, Billerica garrison, 1675. 

8. Ephraim, s. of (1) Edmund, by w. Hepzibah 



had Mary, b. May 20, 1678, m. Howard; Edmund, b. 

Mar. 14, 1679-80; Ephraim, b. Sept. 23, 1682; Thomas, b. 

prob. 1688; Ebenezer, bap. Jan. 17, 1696-7; Sarah, b. , 

m, Nathaniel Patten May 17, 1720. Ephraim, the f.. res. 
on the homestead, on the northerly side of Kirkland St., and 
d. Jan. 2, 1717-18, a. 72; his w., Hepzibah, survived. 

9. Thomas Frost, eighth child of (1) Edmund, b. Cam- 
bridge, about 1647. He was a private from Cambridge, 
Capt. Jos. Sill's company of militia. On Nov. 2, 1675, Capt. 
Sill received orders from his commander. Major Gookin, 
to take charge of the soldiers raised in Charlestown, Water- 
town and Cambridge, and go forth against the enemy (King 
Philip), closing thus : "So desiring the ever living Lord God 
to accompany you and your company with his gracious 
conduct and presence, and that he will for Christ's sake 
appear in all the mounts of difficulty, and cover all your 
heads in the day of battle, and deliver the bloodthirsty 
and cruel enemy of God and his people into your hands, 
and make you executioner of his just indignation upon 
them, and return you victorious unto us, I commit you 
2nd your company unto God, and remain your very loving 
friend, Daniel Gookin, Sen'r." 

Nov. 12, 1678, he married widow Mary Goodridge, 
daughter of Matthew Gibbs, whose mother was daughter of 
Robert Bradish, Cambridge, 1635. He was a townsman of 
Sudbury, 1685, lived at Lanhani; soon after this date built a 
house in Framingham, "about sixty rods up the hill from 
Liberty Chadwick's, and several rods north of that road." 
This was on Gov. Danforth's "wilderness" land, and the 
Governor executed a lease to Thomas Frost and Samuel 



W 

w 

> 
o 

w 



2: 

o 



00 

00 



C 
O 

w 
w 

w 
o 

CO 





IN ENGLAND AND AMERICA 57 

Winch, of 300 acres, more or less, on the west side of 
Sudbury River, which tract includes the present site of 
North Framingham. The lease ran for 999 years, at a year- 
ly rental of four pounds, ten shillings, and is dated Mar. 25, 
1693. At a very recent period (possibly at present), a por- 
tion of this property was occupied by descendants of Thomas 
Frost. At the organization of the town in 1700, he was 
chosen constable ; tithing man in 1712, and was one of the 
eighteen original charter members of the First Congrega- 
tional Church. His wife, Mary, died Feb. 20, 1690-1 ; he 
married (2) July 9, 1691, Hannah Johnson, of Sudbury, who 
died May 3, 1712, and he m. (3) Sarah Singletary, Dec. 12, 
1712. Flis will, made 1717, was proved 1724, which was 
probably the year of his death. 

CHILDREN : 

n. Thomas, b. Aug. 23, 1679. 

12. John, b. Sep. 14, 1684; removed to Groton. 

13. Samuel, b. Nov. 23, 1686. 

14. Mary. b. Nov. 8, 1690. 

15. Sarah, b. about 1692; married John Rice. 

THIRD GENERATION. 

13. Samuel Frost, third s. of (9) Thomas, b. Sudbury. 
Mass., Nov. 23, 1686; m. Feb. 1, 1710-11, Elizabeth Rice 
fdes. of Edmund Rice, who came from Barkhamstead, Hert- 
fordshire, England, about 1638). He was a prominent mem- 
ber and elder of the church at Framingham, by occu- 
pation a farmer, and seems to have acquired considerable 
land for those times. He d. at Framingham, Aug. 2, 1736. 

CHILDREN : 

16. Keziah, b. Dec. 1, 1711; m. Ebenezer Goodnow. 

17. Bezaleel, b. Sep. 8, 1713; was in Pram. March, 1739. 

18. Samuel, b. Dec. 13, 1715; m. Rebecca How, June 19, 1750; 
soldier from Pram., Capt. Brown's troop, old Prench and Indian 
war, ordered out Sep. 23, 1747. 

19. Amasa. 

20. Amariah, b. Oct. 4, 1720; grad. Harvard 1740; Cong'l min- 
ister, Milford, Mass.; he d. Mar. 14. 1792, in the 49th year of his 
ministry; he was "'reputed an excellent man, and one of the most 
popular preachers of his age." 

21. Elizabeth, b. May 10, 1724; m. Isaac Cutler of Brookfield. 

22. Lois, b. Oct. 3, 1732; m. Phineas Goodnow, Sudbury. 

Note — (18) Samuel Frost's grandson, Samuel, Jr., was a captain in rhe 
Revolutionary War. 

The Samuel Frost who was taken prisoner at Lexington, was another de- 
scendant of Edmund Frost, through (8) Ephraim Frost. 



58 THE FROST FAMILY 

FOURTH GENERATION. 

(T. G. F.) 

19. Amasa Frost, fourth s. of (13) Samuel, b. Pram. Jan. 
24, 1717-18; said to have married when he was twenty-one, 
settling in Killingly, Conn., in 1739. His wife is reported to 
have died soon after, and this "Whetstone" country prov- 
ing unattractive he returned to Fram. and on Feb. 1, 1749-50 
he married Abigail Livermore of Fram. (des. of John Liver- 
more, who came from England in 1634; and through female 
lines des. of Gregory Stone, 1635, and Elder Edward How, 
1632). The ceremony was performed by his brother. Rev. 
Amariah Frost, of Milford, and he was received from the 
Fram. church into Milford church. May 26, 1751. Two 
children were baptized there: Nathan, bap. May 26, 1751; 
John, bap. Feb. 4, 1753 (prob. d. young). 

As Milford is only a few miles from Fram., and as he 
may have lived between the two places, probably sufficiently 
explains the occurrence of his name on a list of officers and 
soldiers in Col. Jos. Buckminster's company of militia, from 
Fram., April 26, 1757, French and Indian War. 

In 1765, with his wife, he was dismissed from the church 
in Milford to the church in Hatfield (near W'msburg.) 

He and Nathan Frost were probably the earliest settlers 
of W'msburg, Mass., where he was elected first deacon of 
the church, being elected to that office upon its organiza- 
tion in 1771. He was also the first constable of the village. 
In 1772 his name and that of Nathan Frost appear on an 
assessment list of the town. 

He was a man of influence in the community, and pos- 
sessed of some property. 

His wife, Abigail, died, and he is said to have married 
again before his death, which occurred at W'msburg, Jan. 
6, 1795. 

CHILDREN : 

23. Nathan, bap. May 26, 1751; d. in army. 

24. John. bap. Feb. 4, 1753; prob. d. young. 

25. Mary, m. Healy. 

26. John. 

27. Josiah. 

28. Amasa, Jr. 

29. Nehemiah. 

30. Joseph. 

31. Rhoda, m. Faxon; their son m. (151) Submit, dau. of (56) 
Chester Frost. 

32. Bezaleel. 



IN ENGLAND AND AMERICA 59 

•FIFTH GENERATION. 

26. Deacon John Frost, s. of (19) Amasa, b. Framing- 
ham, Mass., Dec. 11, 1759. About 1765 his parents moved to 
Hatfield, Mass., from which place he enlisted in the army of 
the Revolution before he had completed his fifteenth year. 
April 12, 1781, at Williamsburg, he married Amy Tenant, 
b Feb. 22, 1761. For a number of years he kept a tavern 
in the "Bartlett House," on Meeting-House Hill; this was 
later known as the Francis Porter place. 

Early in 1795 they settled on a farm at Sandgate, Vt., 
•A'here he was elected deacon in the church, and prominent 
in the community. His children, Franklin and Norman, 
died, and their remains were buried on the farm. His wife 
died in 1816 at Sandgate, and he married (2) Mercy (Gray) 
Kent, widow, and mother of six children : Almirah, Milton, 
Trumbull, Hannah, Lorain, and Mesirah. No children were 
born by his second marriage. He continued his residence at 
Sandgate until 1833, when, with the family of his daughter 
Sophia, he removed to western New York, first to Knowles- 
ville, and later to Evans, Erie Co., N. Y., where he died, 
Oct. 16, 1853, in his ninety-fourth year. 

Following is a record of his military history: 

EnultmeSt or length ^^^-^ Officers Under Wbom Served State 

Appointment Service Captain Colonel 

Oct., 1775. IVz mos. Pvt. Stiles. Fellows. Mass. 
Feb., 1776. 1 year. " Israel Chapin. Porter. 
July, 1777. \y-- mos. " Samuel Fairfield. Moseley. 
1778. 21/^ " Corp. " " Not stated. 

Battles engaged in: Three Rivers. 
Residence of soldier at enlistment: Hatfield, Mass. 
Date of application for pension: Aug. 1, 1832. 
Residence at date of application : Dorset, Vt. 
Age at date of application: 72 years; born Dec. 22, 1759, 
Framingham. 

His claim was allowed. 

CHILDREN : 

33. John, Jr., b. Sep. 3. 1783, at Williamsburg, Mass. 

34. Cloys, b. May 8. 1785, at Williamsburg, Mass. 

35. Russell, b. Feb. 7, 1787, at Williamsburg, Mass. 

36. Nathan, b. Sep. 10. 1789, at Williamsburg, Mass. 
2,1. Rhoena. b. June 16, 1791, at Williamsburg, Mass. 



Note — The records which show Deacon John Frost to have lired at Wil- 
liamsburg, Mass., and Sandgate, Vt., are not inconsistent with his military rec- 
ord, as Hatfield is near Williamsburg, and Dorset near Sandgate. 



60 THE FROST FAMILY 

38. Franklin, b. Wmsburg, May 27, 1793, died April 26, 1796. 

39. Norman, b. Wmsburg, Sep. 26, 1794. died young. 

40. Benj. Franklin, b. May 27. 1796. at Sandgate. Vt. 

41. Amy. b. Feb. 27. 1798. at Sandgate, Vt. 

42. Stephen Amasa, b. May 25, 1801, at Sandgate,. Vt. 

43. Sophia, b. July 6, 1804, at Sandgate. Vt. 

27. Josiah Frost, s. of (19j A.masa, b. W'm.sburg, Mass., 
Mar. 1763: soldier Revolution, following record: "Private 
Capt. Joseph Clap's Co., Col. Israel Chapin's ('3d) Regt. ; 
enlisted Oct. 16, 1779; discharged Nov. 21, 1779; service 1 
mo. 12 days, travel included at Claverack; regiment raised to 
reinforce Continental army for 3 mos. Also Capt. Ebenezer 
Strong's Co., Col. Sears (Hampshire Co.) regt., enlisted 
Aug. 10, 1781; marched to Albany, Aug. 17, 1781; dis- 
charged Nov. 20, 1781, service 3 mos. 10 days at Saratoga." 
He was. it will be seen but 16 years of age when he first 
enlisted. 

Jan. 11, 1787, he married Electa Paine (dau. of Dr. Elijah 
and Mary White Paine, des. of Daniel White, Hatfield, 
Mass.) In 1803 they moved to Marcelllus, N. Y., where four 
youngest children were born; others born at W'msburg„ 
Drover and farmer, he died May 3. 1826. 

CHILDREN : 

44. Betsev, b. Oct. 10. 1787; d. (at Edward W. Frost's, Marcel- 
ius,) Mar. 27, 1839. 

45. Seth. b. July 8. 1789; d. Mar. 22. 1795. 

46. Josiah. 

47. Weston. 

48. Electa, b. Mar. 14, 1796; d. Aug. 15. 1823. 

49. Seth (2d), b. Apr. 6, 1798; d. Feb. 15. 1806. 

50. Amaziah. b. Apr. 17. 1800; d. Feb. 8. 1806. 

51. Calvin Paine. 

52. Edward White. 

53. Mary. 

54. Sophia, b. Dec. 30. 1810; m. Nov. 17, 1846, Norman Gregory, 
Millville, N. Y.; d. May 8. 1886. 

28. Amasa Frost, s. of (19) Amasa, b. W'msburg, Mass., 
May 15. 1765. At age of 16 he enlisted as a private in 
Ebenezer Strong's Co., Col. Sears (Hampshire Co.) regt.; 
enlisted Aug. 10. 1781; marched to Albany, Aug. 17, 1781; 
discharged Nov. 20. 1781 ; service 3 mos. 10 days at Saratoga. 

Jan. 1, 1788, he married Rebecca Nash, b. Hatfield, Mass., 
Mar. 12, 1768; lived Hinsdale, Berkshire Co., Mass., where 
first five children were born. In 1806. he settled at Riga, 
N. Y. [See (29) Nehem.iah]. He died Aug. 14. 1829. 




No. 250— JAMES M. FROST. 

SEE PAGE 90. 





No. 439. 
RICHARD M. FROST. 

SEE PAGE 107. 



No. 441. 
FRANKLIN M. FROST. 

SEE PAGE 108. 



IN ENGLAND AND AMERICA 61 

CHILDREN : 

55. Submit, b. Hinsdale, Mass.. Nov. 4, 1790: m. Jacob Albright. 

56 Chester. 

57^ Naomi, b. Hinsdale, Aug. 5, 1794: m. Dr. Richard Dibble. 

58. Nelson Amasa. 

59. Talmon. 

60. Angeline b. Riga, N. Y.. June. 1810; m. Philo Hall. 

29. Nehemiah Frost, s. of (19) Amasa. b. W'msburg, 
Mass., Nov. 2, 1767, m. Elizabeth Nash, b. May 1. 1768, (old- 
est dan. of Dea. EHsha Nash, Hinsdale). In the winter, 
1806, with his brother Amasa and some neighbors, left 
Hinsdale. Mass., and went to Riga, Monroe Co., N. Y., to 
locate land. One of the party (Mr. Church) took his family. 
The others all boarded with him. In Jan.. 1807. xNehemiah 
and Amasa Frost walked most of the way back to Hinsdale, 
cind in Feb.. 1807. moved their families to Riga. In the 
winter of 1811-12, Nehemiah. his wife, their children Betsy. 
Jewett. David, Jared, Dosia, and Azotus, were all stricken 
Vv^ith typhus fever. Celestia was taken to her Aunt Sylvia's 
to escape, but when she was taken home contracted the 
disease and died. His wife d. Sept. 5, 1840; he died June 30, 

1850. 

CHILDREN : 

61. William. 

62. Sylvia. 

63. Betsey. 

64. Jared. b. Jan. 12. 1794; d. Dec. 21, 1811. 

65. Dosia. b. Dec. 3. 1796: d. Jan. 11. 1812. 

66. Jewett. 

67. David, b. Oct.. 1801; m. (1) Sylvia Bennett, by whom one 
.son. Milton, b. about 1825. and lived in Calif.; he m. (2) Harriet 
King; d. Dec. 7. 1833. 

68. Sophronia, b. Apr. 16. 1804: m. Harvey Webb, ship car- 
penter, Norwalk, O.: d. Jan. 10. 1875. 

69. Azotus. 

70. Celestia. b. Jan. 29. 1810: d. Mar., 1812. 

30. Joseph Frost, s. of (19j .Amasa. b. W'msburg, Mass., 
Apr. 7. 1770; m. Sept. 29, 1791, Submit Allis. b. Conway, 
Mass., Sept. 22. 1772. About 1801 or '02 they moved to 
central New York. In 1812, with others, formed a "Society 
jf Friends" at Skaneateles. N. Y. His wife d. Scipio. Cay- 
uga Co.. N. Y.. June 17. 1820. 

CHILDREN : 

71. Harriet. 

72. Amariah. b. Conway. Mass., Jan. 25 1795; d. Jan 7. 1815. 

73. Ansel. 

74. Joseph Allen. 



62 THE FROST FAMILY 

75. Alonzo. 

76. Caroline S. 

11. Charles, b. June 24, 1807; m. Phoebe Frost; d. 1847; no 
children. 

78. Mary, b. Jan. 16. 1810; m. in Rochester, N. Y., William 
Law; d. many years ago; no known children. 

79. Edward, b. June 11, 1812; m. Parmelia Frink; d. 1861; no 
descendants living. 

80. Hannah Maria, b. May 27, 1815; m. Sep. 20, 1837, Clark 
Wilber, Rochester; d. some years ago at her daughter's in the 
south. No children known to be living now. 

32. Bezaleel Frost, youngest s. of (19) Amasa, b. W'ms- 
burg, Mass., Dec. 14, 1774; m. 1802 or '03, Nancy W. Luce, 
from Martha's Vineyard. He was a blacksmith and farmer; 
settled Hamilton. N. Y. ; later moved to Penn., with Amasa 
(83), where Xancy died, Mar. 16, 1843. He d. June 11, 1862, 
at Armada, Mich. 

CHILDREN : 

81. Allen Luce. 

82. James C. 

83. Amasa. 

84. Saloma. b. Dec. 25. 1813; m. Stowe; had one son, Albert F., 
b. Aug. 8, 1850, is unmarried and lives Los Angeles, Cal. 

SIXTH GENERATION. 

33. John Frost, eldest s. of (26) John. 

(See biographical sketch, page 113, Part HI.) 

CHILDREN : 

85. Sarah. 

86. Mary. 

87. Thomas Gold. 

88. Harriet A. 

34. Cloys Frost, second s. of (26) John, b. May 8, 1785; 
m. Miriam Morehouse. Late in life lived in Buffalo with 
son, R. M.; d. about 1859, buried at Angola, N. Y. 

CHILDREN : 

89. Sherman. 

90. Norman. 

91. Caroline, m. Cullen Dibble. 

92. Ransom Morehouse. 

35. Russell Frost, third s. of (26) John, b. Feb. 7, 1787; 
m. May 11, 1811, at Sullivan, Mad. Co., N. Y., Louisa 
Allen (dau. of Caleb Allen) ; lived New Hartford, Oneida 
Co., until the fall of 1816, when they moved to Skaneateles, 
N. Y., purchased a farm and built their home on the west 



IN ENGLAND AND AMERICA 63 

shore of the lake. Here, in 1861, they celebrated their 

" golden wedding.'' They belonged to the Society of 

Friends. 

CHILDREN : 

93. Edwin, died voung. 

94. Caleb Allen. ' 

95. Ani}' Ann, m. (1) Willis; (2) Anson Lapham, Skaneateles, 
N. Y. 

96. Sarah, m. Joshua Brown. Brooklyn, N. Y. 

97. Matilda, m. Daniel Robbins, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

98. Elizabeth, d. unmarried. 

36. Nathan Frost, fourth s. of (26) John, b. Sept. 10, 
1789; m. May 28, 1812, Louisa Kurd, b. June 25, 1789. In 
1827 they moved from Vermont to (what is now) North 
Evans, Erie Co., N. Y., clearing up land for a fann which 
is still occupied bv his descendants. He died Jan. 28, 
1862. She d. Feb. ^11. 1849. 

CHILDREN : 

99. Nathan Richards. 

100. John Sheldon. 

37. Rhoena Frost, fifth ch. of (26) John, b. June 16, 
'791; m. Sheldon Hurd (bro. of Richards Hurd), lived at 
N. Evans, N. Y. 

CHILDREN : (HURD). 

101. Russell, m. Nancy Frost (See No. 148). 

102. Cloys, married and always lived at N. Evans, where his 
only son Henry lives. 

103. Amy Sophia, m. Zorrester Cleghorn: ch.: Edward. De For- 
est and Dewitt. 

104. Horatio, lived at Evans Center, until moved west, where 
he died; m. (1) Abigail Clark, one ch., d. young; (2) Sarah Myers, 
ch.: Rhoena and three others. 

105. Harriet, m. Milton Hill, four ch.; she d. Corry ,Pa. 

106. Rhoena, m. Jas. Thompson; ch., Ella, Carrie and Allen. 
All dead except Allen, a telegrapher in Pa. 

40. Benjamin Franklin Frost, s. of (26) John, b. Sand- 
gate, Vt., May 21 , 1796; m. Nov. 16, 1817, Fannie Smith, b. 
Dec. 1, 1797. youngest ch. of Polycarpus and Dolly (Otis) 
Smith. (See part HI, Smith.) 

At the time of marriage, she is said to have lived 
at Sullivan, Madison Co., N. Y. ; however, in 1820, they 
were living at Bennington, Vt., whence, with their infant 
son, Allen, they moved, in 1821, to Riga, X. Y., with all 
their possessions, in a wagon drawn by one horse ; lived 



64 THE FROST FAMILY 

There one season, on a farm owned by Nehemiah Frost; 
then they moved to Orleans Co., N Y.. bought and settled 
hi town of Shelby, one mile south of Millville, opposite 
burying ground; felled trees for their log-house, with its 
split log floor (space left in floor for fire, which was built 
directly on ground) : planted an orchard (which is still 
standing), money for the trees earned by wife making 
men's clothing; sold farm and in 1828 moved to K'ville; 
for one year kept the brick hotel owned by Dea. Knowles ; 
bought Pratt farm just east of village; in one or two years 
sold again and bought a farm, mostly forest, one mile 
north of K'ville. which farm still remains in the family. 
Here they built a frame house, which in 1850, with all its 
contents, burned ; family barely escaped, obliged to go 
barefooted and scantily clothed, through snow and bitter 
cold, to nearest neighbor, quarter of a mile distant. They 
rebuilt, and in 1867 celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of 
their marriage. Soon afterward they moved to village of 
K'ville, where they spent remainder of their lives. He died 
Jan. 1, 1872. 

Since 1834, he had been an elder in the first Pres. church; 
his death occurred but a few days after that of Elder 
Knowles. and the session adopted the following joint reso- 
lutions : 

"Whereas it has pleased the Great Head of the Church 
to remove by death two venerable and venerated members 
of this session in rapid succession, Therefore, 

"Resolved : That in the death of Elder William Knowles 
and Elder Franklin Frost, this Church mourns the loss of 
two men of God, of faith and prayer. While some tears of 
thankfulness to God for sparing them so long to the 
Church and world, mingle with the tears of sorrow for 
their removal from the communion of the Church below, 
we cannot but feel that these bereavements furnish an occa- 
sion for this church and society to mourn the departure of 
two men of long tried integrity, great usefulness, and 
large liberality. P'or many years they were pillars in the 
Church, sustaining, by their means, their sympathies, their 
influence, and their prayers, the ordinances of religion. 
The life, the purity, and the prosperity of the Church of 
their choice were firmly bound up with every fibre of their 
hearts. They mourned over its languishment, they re- 
joiced in its revival ; and in all its varied experiences, their 
warm love, their wise counsel, their active co-operation 
were equal to every emergency. Their piety was quiet, 



o 

oo 
I 

n 

> 

w O 

o R 

"^ 

p W 

O 

w 

H 



I— I 
O 




Z 

p 

Cn 
C/i 

I 

> 

r 
r 

2 

W 
H 
H 

•Tj 
O 

Ol 




IN ENGLAND AND AMERICA 65 

uniform, and unobtrusive. They walked with God while 
on earth, and though not slothful in the affairs of this life 
their walk and conversation was that of men whose treas- 
ure was laid up in heaven, and whose hope entered in 
within the veil. Great length of days, increasing infirm- 
ities, the growth of a new generation around them, did not 
chill their love, or diminish their zeal. Their prayers, their 
sympathies, their generous aid survived the changes of time 
and condition and constituted to the last a rich treasury 
from which the Church drew supplies of comfort, en- 
couragement and cheer. Their end was peace ; death had no 
terrors for them ; having faithfully and cheerfully borne the 
burden and heat of the day, they calmly passed over the 
flood, folded to the bosom of that Saviour whom they loved 
and in whom they trusted. 

"Resolved: That the afflictions of the bereaved wid- 
ows, and bereaved children are held in affectionate remem- 
brance by this Church. With deep love, and strong faith, 
we commend them to the Father of the fatherless, and the 
widow's God. While we cannot heal the wound, and as- 
suage the grief, we would tenderly remind them that these 
aged fathers and companions are not lost, but gone before; 
and that while the separation is painful here, they may 
look forward to a blessed reunion in heaven." 

After the death of her husband, Fannie Frost continued 
her residence at K'ville. with her son, Wm. H., until her 
death, June 3. 1882. To those of us who came in daily con- 
tact with her, the following obituary from her pastor seems 
almost inadequate : 

"In moral and social qualities she w^as a fine represen- 
tative of the pioneers in this region. Numerous friends 
can testify to the grace with which she described the 
stirring reminiscences of an early time, and the uniform 
neighborly kindness of her daily fife. But though devoted 
as a wife and mother, amiable as a friend, the remembrance 
of her as a Christian affords the greatest pleasure. For 51 
years she was a member of the Presbyterian Church in 
Knowlesville, quietly, unobtrusively, but zealously promot- 
ing the welfare of God's people. Not a few happily recall the 
earnestness with which, as a "sweet singer of Israel," she 
engaged in service of the sanctuary. Patient, hopeful, actu- 
ated by the spirit of the charity that "thinketh no evil," 
and "always abounding in the work of the Lord," she 
greatly encouraged pastors and other disciples. The pro- 
tracted illness which terminated her life was borne with 



66 THE FROST FAMILY 

exemplary spirit. Steadily looking for that blessed hope, 
=he was upheld by "the everlasting arms" and borne gently 
to the "rest" which remaineth to the people of God. Her 
funeral took place on Sabbath day, and many relatives and 
other friends at home and from abroad, gathered at the 
little cemetery and thanked the "Giver of every good and 
perfect gift" for their association with a consecrated life." 

Twelve children were born, three of whom died in early 
infancy, during their early married life. The others were : 

CHILDREN : 

107. Stephen Allen. 

108. Daniel Smith. 

109. Harriet Louisa. 

110. John Andrew, b. July 16, 1826; d. Feb. 9, 1827. 

111. John Franklin, b. Oct. 8. 1829; d. Oct. 17, 1831. 

112. Harvev Franklin. 

113. Caroline Sophia, b. Feb. 7, 1835; d. Sep. 13. 1847. 

114. Mary Lucretia. 
lis. William Henry. 

41. Amy Frost, ninth ch. of (26) John, b. Feb. 27, 1798; 
m. Truman Hurd. They lived and died at Sandgate. Vt., 
where their remains were buried. 

CHILDREN : (HURD). 

116. Edwin, m. Jane Parsons: ch.. Ellis and Ida. 

117. Albert, d. in Calif, unmarried. 

118. Marilla, m. Arthur Smith, lived near Angola. N. Y.; ch., 
Emmons, d. unmarried: Fitch, d. young; Jane, m. Alburn Colvin, 
live on homestead, have ch. Emmons and Oscar. 

119. Nathan, m. (1) Mary ; one ch. d. young. (2) Polly 

Bentley; ch.. Alma, Albert and George. 1. in Neb. (3) Mary Val- 
ance, no ch. He died in Neb. 

120. Herman, m. (1) Florence Hilt; ch.. Arthur and Florence. 
(2) Mary Sage: ch., Laura. Amy. Ed., Marion and Lewis. Lives 
near Lincoln, Neb. 

121. Amy Sophia, m. Isaac Skidmore; ch., Florence, William 
and Edwin. 

42. Stephen Amasa Frost, tenth ch. of (26) John, b. 
May 25, 1801 ; m. Masira Kent (his step-mother's daughter). 
In 1827 they moved from Vermont to what is now North 
Evans, N. Y. He died there about 1833. After his death 
his widow returned to Vermont and married Hotchkiss. 

CHILDREN : 

122. Mercy Ann, m. Goodrich; liv. May wood, III. 

123. Harriet, m. Dr. Pierce. 

124. Clarissa S., m. Hotchkiss. 



IN ENGLAND AND AMERICA 67 

43. Sophia Frost, youngest child of (26) John, b. July 6, 
1804; m. July 2, 1822,' Richards Hurd, b. June 18, 1796, bro. 
of (36) Nathan Frost's wife and (37) Rhoena Frost's hus- 
band. About 1833 they moved from Sandgate, Vt.. to a 
farm on the ridge road, near Knowlesville, Orleans Co., 
N. Y. After some two years they again moved, this time to 
the town of Evans. Erie Co.. where they settled upon a 
farm, which has remained in the family until a recent date. 
Here their three youngest children were born, the three 
eldest having been born at Sandgate, Vt. Richards Hurd 
died Aug. 8, 1872. She remained on the farm with her son 
Cloys, until 1892, when she went to live with her daughter 
Louisa, in Buffalo, where she died. Dec. 12. 18'^4. 

CHILDREN : (HURD). 

125. Franklin C. 

126. Caroline L.. b. Jan. 15. 1828: d. Nov. 24. 1846. 

127. Fanny S... b. Oct. 9, 1831: d. Aug. 23, 1848. 

128. Amy Ann. 

129. Norman Richards. 

130. Angeline A., b. Dec. 29. 1842: d. Tan. 4. 1843. 

131. Louisa Amelia. 

132. Cloys Nathan. 

46. Josiah Frost, Jr., s. of (27) Tosiah, b. W'msburg, 
Mass.. June 28, 1791 ; m. May 20. 1814, Hannah Morgan 
Smith, b. June 17. 1794 (dau. of Ithamar Smith, Marcellus, 
N. Y.) She d. Mav. 1850. at Pontiac. Mich., buried there. 
He d. at Camillus. N. Y., Tulv 21. 1828; buried, Marcellus, 
N. Y. 

CHILDREN : 

133. Alonzo Paine. 

134 Lucy Ann, b. Jan. 3. 1818: d. Sep. 23. 1844. 

135. Charles Henrv. 

136. Electa Maria,' b. July 9, 1822. 

137. George Smith. 

138. Eugene B. 

139. Horace Josiah. 

47. Weston Frost, s. of (27) Josiah. b. W'msburg. Mass., 
Apr. 5, 1794; moved to Marcellus, N. Y., 1815, where he m., 
Mar. 18, 1817, Lucy Smith (dau. of Ithamar Smith); re- 
moved to Otisco and thence to Onondaga, N. Y. ; in 1835 to 
Pontiac, Mich. ; later to Farmer's Creek. Lapeer, and Sag- 
inaw, Mich.; and to Princeton, N. J., where he died. Aug. 
1876. His wife died Pontiac, July 8, 1837. 

CHILDREN : 

140. Frances Eliza. 

141. Mahion Smith. 

142. Henry Kirk. b. Onondaga. N. Y.. Sep. 10, 1827: d. at 
Alonzo P. Fro'st's, Pontiac, Mich.. Sep. 5, 1843. 



68 THE FROST FAMILY 

51. Calvin P. Frost, son of (27) Josiah, was born on 
"South Hill," Marcellus, Onondaga Co.. N. Y., Nov. 7, 
1803. He and Edward W. were twins. In 1835 he moved to 
Ypsilanti, Mich., where, Nov. 30, 1837, he married Sarah 
Rice, formerly of East Sudbury, Mass. She d. Feb. 22, 1873. 
He was an elder in the Presbyterian Church. In 1882 went 
to his son, Josiah B., at Jackson, Mich. He died May 21, 
J886, at Millville, N. Y., where he went to attend the funeral 
of his sister, Sophia Gregory. 

CHILDREN : 

143. Edward P., d. at the age of 12. 

144. Josiah B. 

145. James C, d. in infancy. 

52. Edward White Frost, s. of (27) Josiah, twin bro. of 
(51) Calvin P., b. Nov. 7, 1803 ; m. Oct. 28, 1847, Amanda A. 

Jenks, b. Homer, N. Y., April 9, 1816; was a carpenter and 

joiner, Marcellus, N. Y. ; d. Ian. 3. 1877. She d. Dec. 11, 

1848. 

CHILDREN : 

146. Amanda Jane, b. Marcellus, N. Y.. Dec. 11, 1848. In 1867 
went to Council Bluffs, la., engaged in teaching; moved to Pueblo, 
Col., in 1878; m. May 1, 1878, Wm. J. Irvine, (s. of John Irvine, 
Pueblo); settled ranch near Green Horn Mts.; sold out 1887, moved 
to Rocky Ford, Col., where they were living in 1889. Children: 
Florence Maie, b. Feb. 16, 1879; Allan Boyd, b. Nov. 21, 1881; 
Ralph Bloomer, b. Mar. 29, 1889, d. July .31, 1890. 

53. Mary Frost, dau. of (27) Josiah, b. July 20, 1807; m. 
Chas. Gilbert, Moravia, N. Y. ; d. 185—. 

CHILDREN : (GILBERT). 

147. Sarah F., m. 1867, Mr. Morse. 

56. Chester Frost, s. of (28) Amasa, b, Hinsdale, Mass., 
June 2, 1792; m. at Riga, N. Y., July 4, 1814, Elsia Cole, 
b. New Ashford, Mass., May 6, 1796; d. Yates, Orleans Co., 
N. Y., Aug. 24, 1844. She d. Olivet, Mich., Mar. 5, 1868. 

CHILDREN : 

148. Nancy Ann. 

149. Lorenzo, b. Shelby, N. Y., May 15, 1817; d. Nov. 8, 1817. 

150. Fidelia E.. b. Shelby. N. Y., Sep. 1, 1818; m. Samuel Barry. 

151. Submit, b. Shelby, N. Y., July 21, 1820; m. Reuben Faxon. 

152. Augustus, b. Shelby, N. Y., Nov. 21, 1822 (no record). 

153. L. Caroline, b. Shelby, N. Y., July 27, 1825; d. Shelby, Nov. 
3, 1834. 



2 
p 

tSJ 

Cn 
I 

> 
o 



o 




> 

> 

H 
O 

M 2 
> 2 

S '^ 

w 

• o 

tr. 



O 
«3 




IN ENGLAND AND AMERICA 69 

154. Mary H. 

155. James A. 

156. Jane R.. b. Shelby. Aue. 15. 1830: m. Joseph Spaulding. 
She d. Oct. 27, 1907; he d. Aug. 3, 1908. 

157. Ansel J., b. Yates,, N. Y., Sep. 22, 1837; went west, died 
unmarried. 

58. Nelson Amasa Frost, fourth child of (28) Amasa, 
t,. Mar. 20, 1802; m. Mercv Fuller; lived at Riga. N. Y., 
where he died Dec. 4, I860.' His wid. died Feb. 25, 1868. 

CHILDREN ; 

158. Lewis P. 

159. Rebecca Juliette, b. April 29, 1827; m. Albert Elmore. She 
d. Aug. 11, 1876. at Dallas. Tex. 

160. Orlinda Minerva, b. Aug. 2, 1829; m. (1) Abe Walker, who 
died Apr. 27. 1855; m. (2) Wm. Clayton. 

161. Wm. Newton, b. June 18. 1832; d. June 28, 1839. 

162. Nelson Jerome. 

163. Elmira Sophia, b. Tune 25. 1840; m. Warren Paine. 

164. Franklin Merritt. b. June 27. 1844; d. Apr. 17. 1848. 

59. Talmon Frost, s. of (28) Amasa, b. Hinsdale, Mass., 
Apr. 14. 1803; m. Diantha Badger; settled Flint, Mich. 

CHILDREN : 

165. Lorenzo T. 

166. Henry Dwight. 

61. William Frost, s. of (29) Nehemiah. b. Hinsdale, 
Mass., Aug. 24, 1787: in 1807 came to Riga, with his par- 
ents, and located land for himself; taught school 1809-12, at 
Chatham. Columbia Co., N. Y. ; m. Oct. 15. 1812, Eunice 
Burgess, b. May 8, 1792 (dau. of Ebenezer and Sarah More- 
house Burgess) ; settled Riga, where he taught much of the 
time. In 1829, moved to Shelby, N. Y., in which township 
he lived until his death, ]\Iar. 17, 1842. His wid. died at 
Gaines, N. Y., April 5, 1854. The family were all members 
of the Presbyterian Church. Millville, N. Y. 

CHILDREN : 

167. Celestia. 

168. Lucy Burgess, b. Apr. 30. 1815; m. Oct. 10. 1838, Heman 
Coan; lived Lyndonville, N. Y.; d. Aug. 2, 1846. 

169. Elvira, b. Jan. 12, 1817; m. July 22, 1841, John Rowley, 
Gaines, N. Y., where she d. July 15, 1855. 

170. Betsey. 

171. Sarah M. 

172. William O. 

173. Fidelia J. 

\ 



70 THE FROST FAMILY 

62. Sylvia Frost, dau. of (29) Nehemiah, b. June 25, 
1789; m. Stephen Hill (s. of Thos. Hill, Rev. soldier), b. 
Pomfret, Conn., June 20, 1785. They lived and died at 
Millville, N. Y.. where all of their children were born. She 
d. Aug'. 21, 1834; he m. (2) Theadosia Strong. He d. Feb. 
20, 1842. 

CHILDREN : (HILL). 

174. Mary Ann. b. Oct. 30, 1808: m. Moses Rice; went west; ch., 
Adelia. Martha, Mary and Emerson. 

175. Stephen W., b. Feb. 17, 1810; d. Dec. 28, 1833; unmar'd. 

176. Dosia, b. Apr. 3, 1812; m. Rev. Jos. PearsalL ch., Aiice and 
Ella. 

177. Rufus E., b. Feb. 11, 1814; m. OrriUa Perkins; lived Mill- 
ville, N. Y.; ch., Stephen (d.- in infancy), Adelaide, Agnes and 
Stephen 2. 

. 178. Robert L. 

179. Elizabeth, b. June 27, 1820; m. Benjamin Goodrich; ch., 
Dosia, b. 1850; Delos, b. 1852, m. Agnes Baker; and Dwight, b, 1861, 
unmarried. Delos has five children and lives Adams Basin, N. Y. 

180. Nehemiah, b. Feb. 22. 1824; d. July 21, 1843; unmar'ed. 

181. Otto S., b. Dec. 7, 1826; m. 1849, Rosina GriswoM; one ch., 
William Howard. 

63. Betsey Frost, dau. of (29) Nehemiah, b. June 15, 
1791 ; m. Daniel Smalley, farmer; settled Riga, N. Y. ; moved 
to Elba, N. Y., thence to Randolph, O. She d. Mar. 1. 1846. 

CHILDREN : (SMALLEY). 

182. Jared Frost. 

183. Edmund Jewett. 

184. Harvey Dwight. 

66. Jewett Frost, s. of (29) Nehemiah, b. Hinsdale, Mass., 
June 20, 1799; m. about 1822, Eunice King, Riga, N. Y., 
b. Aug. 22, 1802 ; lived at West Richfield, O. ; was a deacon 
of Disciple Church, at Rovalton, O. ; d. Julv 10, 1845 ; his 
wid. d. Mar. 26. 1885. 

CHILDREN : 

185. Sophronia. 

186. Orrin. b. Mar. 23, 1826; d. Sep. 6. 1854 

187. William. 

188. Ansel. 

69. Azotus Frost, s. of (29) Nehemiah, b. Sept. 12. 1806; 
m. Sophrona Healy. A physician and druggist in Medina, 
N. Y. In 1853, moved to Wheatland, la.: in 1854 to Big 
Rock. la.; physician and farmer: he d. Nov. 23. 1881. 



IN ENGLAND AND AMERICA 71 

CHILDREN : 

189. Orcelia L., b. 1829; d. 1842. 

190. Jared A., b. 1833; lived Junction City, Kansas. 

191. Rufus P., b. 1836; d. 1842. 

192. Mary Louisa, b. 1842; d. 1858. 

71. Harriet Frost, dan. of (30) Joseph, b. Pittsfield, 
Mass., Sept. IZ, 1792; m. 1819, Joseph Converse. 

CHILDREN : 

193. Emmor. married and had children living in the west. 

194. Maria, d. unmarried. 

yZ Ansel Frost, s. of (30) Joseph, b. Conway, Mass., Mar. 
26, 1797; m. Minerva Noble; was in business in Skaneat- 
eles, N. Y., in 1829; d. in Syracuse, N. Y., March, 1865; 
his wid. d. Rochester, about 1873 ; no children. 

74. Joseph Allen Frost, s. of (30) Joseph, b. Conway, 
Sept. 5, 1800; m. Louisa Healy in Rochester, N. Y. ; she died 
and he married again. He died 1869. 

CHILDREN : 1st WIFE. 

195. Charles J., b. 1832; res. Rochester, N. Y.; no children. 

2d WIFE. 

196. Arthur, left Rochester some time ago; had three children. 

197. Caroline, m. Warren White; is dead. Three children liv- 
ing. 

198. Amy Ann, m. Frank Crittenden; is dead. One daughter 
jiving. 

75. Alonzo Frost, s. of (30) Joseph, b. Whitestown, Mad- 
ison Co., N. Y., July 6, 1803 ; m. Sept. 3, 1829, at Friends 
Meeting House, No. Fitzhugh St., Rochester, Mary Tififany 
Frink (dau. of David and Wealthy B. Frink of Rochester). 
In 1827 came from Scipio, Cayuga Co., to Rochester, N. Y. 
He d. Apr. 16, 1873; his wid. d. Apr. 11, 1887. 

CHILDREN : 

199. Joseph. 

200. Edward Allen. 

201. Henry Clay. 

202. Cornelia, b. Oct. 8, 1837; d. July 14. 1864. 

203. Sarah, b. Dec. 9, 1839; living at Rochester, with the widow 
of Edward A. Frost. 

76. Caroline S. Frost, dau. of (30) Joseph, b. May 24, 
1805 ; m. B. Renouf, of Troy, N. Y. ; they removed to a farm 



72 THE FROST FAMILY 

in Gates, near Rochester, where she died fifteen or twenty 
years ago. 

CHILDREN : (RENOUF). 

204. William, married and had a large family. 

81. Allen Luce Frost, s. of (32) Bezaleel, b. June 28, 
1804; m. Jan. 29, 1828, Mary Smith; she died Oct. 12, 1844, 
and he m. (2) Judith E. Phelps, Dec. 4, 1845. One of the 
first settlers of Armada, Mich., he was an active member of 
the M. E. Church for over fifty years. 

CHILDREN. BY FIRST WIFE : 

205. Ama.sa, b. Dec. 18. 1828; d. in infancy. 

206. Ezra. b. Dec. 20, 1831 >d. Mar. 14, 1851. 

207. Joel^ b. May 2, 1837: soldier Civil War: killed in battle of 
Cedar Mt. He was a corporal in Co. L., First Mich. Cavalry, 
which acted as Gen. Banks' bodv-guard. 

208. Mary A. 

CHILDREN, BY SECOND WIFE: 

209. Edwin Allen. 

210. Walter Irvins?. 

211. Fred R. 

82. James Cleveland Frost, s. of (32) Bezaleel, b. Apr.. 
21, 1807; ni. Lucy Wells Broughton. Aug. 12, 1832; occ. 
farmer; res. near Armada, Mich. 

CHILDREN : 

212. Nancy OriUia. b. May 5, 1835; d. 1876. 

213. Roxanna. 

214. Amasa. b. Sep. 11, 1839: d. 1906. 

215. Alfred. 

216. Benj. Franklin. 

217. Geo. Washington. 

218. Sarah Salome, b. Jan. 23, 1848; d. 1867. 

219. Seth. 

220. Marv Adelia. 

221. Oscar. 

222. Eugene, b. Jan. 2, 1855: m. Mary Flinn; res. Waiiawalla, 
Wash. 

83. Amasa Frost, s. of [32) Bezaleel, b. May, 1809; m. 
Eliza . 

CHILDREN : 

223. Mayhew Allen, died in Libby Prison. 

224. Nancy Saloma. Thought to be still living. 



o 






r 

r 



W 
M 

> 
O 



o 

w 
o 

o 
o 



o 




I— I 
c 

^ o 

H 



o 




IN ENGLAND AND AMERICA 7Z 

SEVENTH GENERATION. 

85. Sarah Frost, dau. of {7)^) Rev. John, married Rev. 
Andrew Hull, an Episcopal clergyman of Elmira, N. Y. 
Their only child, Thomas G. Hull, Baltimore, Md., married, 
Dec. 12, 1876, Anna M. A. Dent, to whom the following five 
children have been born : 

An infant son. born and died Sep. 10, 1877; Thomas Gold Hull, 
b. Oct. 20. 1879, died Feb. 11, 1885; Katherine Dent Hull, b. May 4„ 
1882; Andrew Wilmer Hull, b. May 11, 1884; Anna M. Adium Hull. 
b. Jan. 25, 1888. 

87. Thomas Gold Frost, s. of (33) Rev. John. 
(See biogfaphical sketch, page 114, Part III.) 

CHILDREN : 

225. John Edward. 

226. Louisa. 

227. Elizabeth Bancroft. 

228. Thomas Gold. Jr. 

90. Norman Frost, second son of (34) Cloys, b. 1810; m.. 
Feb. 7, 1833. Eleanor Wimple; hotel proprietor. BuiTalo, 
He died Dec. 1. 1851; she, Nov. 2, 1870. 

CHILDREN : 

229. Mary Jane. b. Feb. 25, 1834, Schenectady, N. Y.; d. Mar. 

10, 1874, in Buffalo. She m. (1) June 28, 1855. Dan'l B. Williams; 
(2) Lucas. No children. 

230. Elizabeth M.. b. Aug. 11, 1835. Hollidaysburg, Pa.; d. Jan, 
3, 1883, Buffalo. She m. Mar. 2. 1857, A. J. Allen, a locomotive 
eng'r. No. ch. 

231. Eleanor C. b. Mar. 3, 1838, Terre Haute. Ind.; m. Nov. 3, 
1857, Robert Siddons, They live in Calif. No ch. 

232. Wm. Henry Harrison, b. Akron, O., Sep. I. 1840; d. April 

11, 1845. 

233. Ransom Norman, b. West Troy, N. Y., Apr. 9, 1843; m. 
Persis Eastman; two ch., Allen and Francis. He was a locomotive 
eng'r. 

234. Francis E.. b. Rochester, N. Y.. Sep. 28, 1845; d. in Buffalo, 
Apr. 7, 1863. 

235. Anna Myers, b. Rochester, Sep. 16. 1847; d. Sep. 13. 1848. 

236. James Wadsworth. 

91. Caroline Frost, dau. of (34) Cloys ; m. Cullen Dibble; 
lived in Rochester, N. Y. ; died Jan., 1859. buried Riga, N. Y. 

CHILDREN : (DIBBLE). 

237. Mary, m. Homer Carpenter, one son (possibly more). Ran- 
som, a telegh'r, later a civil eng'r; vet. war rebellion, civ. eng'r. 



74 THE FROST FAMILY 

238. John, no record. 

239. Francis, no record. 

240. Henry, no record. 

241. Eugene, no record 

92. Ransom Morehouse Frost, fourth child of (34) Cloys, 
b. Apr. 12, 1825; m. Apr. 1, 1847, Harriet Reed, of North- 
east, Duchess Co., N. Y. Lived in Buffalo, later in Salinas, 
Cal., where he died July 25, 1907. 

CHILDREN : 

242. Cloys Miles. 

243. Evelyn Miriam. 

94. Caleb Allen Frost, s. of (35) Russell, b. New Hart- 
ford, N. Y., Sept. 12, 1814; m. iMary Griswold, Delhi, N. Y., 
(dau. of Horace and Mary Eells Griswold). They lived in 
Delhi, N. Y., where all their children were born. He died 
Dec. 30, 1892. 

CHILDREN : 

244. Howard Griswold, b. Mar. 28, 1848; d. Nov. 19, 1892. 

245. Russell. 

246'. William Edwin, b. Apr. 17, 1855; d. Feb. 5, 1876. 

247. Mary Louisa. 

248. John Henry, b. Jan. 12, 1864; res. New York City; occu- 
pation, clerical work. 

99. Nathan Richards Frost, eldest son of (36) Nathan, 
b. Jan. 21, 1816; m. Mar. 4, 1840, Rebecca Finney Storrs, 
b. Dec. 31, 1815. Thev lived North Evans, N. Y., where 
he d. April 12, 1885. She d. May 10, 1902. 

CHILDREN : (TWINS). 

249. Jennie Maria. 

250. James Madison. 

100. John Sheldon Frost, son of (36) Nathan, b. July 
23, 1821 : m. Nov. 12, 1845, Emily S. Clark, b. Mar. 31, 1824, 
near Northampton, Mass. She d. Mar. 31, 1896. They lived 
N. Evans, until her death. He now lives West Mentor, 
O., with son. 

CHILDREN : 

251. Norman Clark. 

107. Stephen Allen Frost, eldest son of (40) B. Franklin, 
was born at Bennington, Vt., June 28, 1820; m. Sept. 4, 1844, 
Lucy A. Bottum. (See Part HI, Baker). When he was 
but two years old, his parents moved to town of Shelby, 



IN ENGLAND AND AMERICA 75 

Orleans Co,, N. Y., where they lived six years, then moved 
to Knowlesville. Upon reaching his maturity he started in 
business selling goods to merchants in Western New York. 
This being before railroads were built to any extent, he used 
a large wagon drawn by four horses to convey the goods, 
from the distributing point, Batavia. About 1850 he went 
to New York and became a member of the wholesale dry- 
goods firm of Buckley Sheldon & Co., continuing with them 
until their liquidation in 1875, after which time he carried 
on a strictly Indian business, handling only goods going 
to the wild Indians. He remained in active business until 
1900, when he retired at the age of eighty years, being suc- 
ceeded by his son Dan. He was the last of the old-time 
wholesale drygoods merchants who were in business in 
New York City before and during the rebellion. 

In politics he took an interest, but no active part; voted 
every year of his life, until failing health prevented, first the 
Whig, later the Republican ticket. During the rebellion he 
outfitted a number of young men who enlisted in the army, 
and he was noted for his high sense of honor and liberality. 
The example of his life has been an influence for good upon 
each and all of his friends and associates. He died Sept. 

15, 1907, at his home in Jersey City, where he lived for over 
fifty years. He is survived by his widow, Lucy, the com- 
panion of his life for over sixty-three years. His remains 
were buried on the family lot at Mt. Albion, N. Y. 

CHILDREN : 

252. Amelia, b. May 4, 1846; d. Sep. 9, 1847. 

253. Caroline. 

254. Dan. 

255. Allenette. 

108. Daniel Smith Frost, s. of (40) B. Franklin, b. Feb. 

16, 1823;; m. spring of 1849, Henrietta Goodrich; d. K'ville, 

Sept. 15, 1850. Memorial resolutions Ridgeway Lodge, 

No. 283, Odd Fellows, of which he was presiding officer, 

speak of him as "an able and efficient officer, worthy and 

beloved ; a devoted and exemplary member of the Church 

of Christ ; kind and affectionate husband, and a much 

esteemed citizen and neighbor." His wid. d. Whitesboro, 

•80-'85. 

CHILDREN : 

256. Frederic W., b. Aug. 28, 1850; d. Sep. 9, 1850. 

109. Harriet L. Frost, dau. of (53) B. Franklin, b. July 



76 THE FROST FAMILY 

16, 1826; m. Hervey Hill, Medina, N. Y., Sept. 4, 1844; d. 
Nov. 27, 1857. 

CHILDREN : (HILL). 

257. Frank, residence unknown; prob. dead. 

258. Ella. 

259. Harriet. 

112. Harvey Franklin Frost, s. of (40) B. Franklin, b. 
K'ville, June 11, 1832; m. Jan. 20, 1857, Emily Grover. In 
1856 commenced active business life as a merchant in 
K'ville, when he bought the store of Dr. L. C. Grover; 
sold out in 1862; in the spring of 1863 established a dry- 
goods store, and the same year bought the farm upon 
which he still lives ; sold the drygoods store two years 
later. An influential member of the community; has been 
trustee of the Presbyterian Church for over fifty years. 

Emily Grover Frost, wife of Harvey F., b. at AUoway 
(South Lyons), N. Y., Mar. 8, 1837; dau. of L. C. Grover, 
M. D. (See Part HI. Grover family). She died Jan. 16, 
1907. Had life been spared to her four days longer she 
would have reached the 50th anniversary of her marriage, 
the celebration of which she anticipated with much pleas- 
ure. Her entire life was one of devotion to her family 
and friends, to whom she was not only an inspiration, but 
an ideal of kindness and good cheer. To this wide circle of 
relatives and friends her death was a great loss, softened 
only by grateful memories of her life. Her remains were 
buried at Mt. Albion, N. Y. 

CHILDREN : 

260. William George. 

261. Harry Smith. 

114. Mary Lucretia Frost, youngest dau. of (40) B. 
Franklin, b. Sept. 1, 1837; m. Sept. 23, 1856, John Howe, 
farmer, Knowlesville, N. Y., where they lived until his death, 
Oct. 1, 1896. She now lives with her son, Dan R., Medina, 
N. Y. ; is active in church and social circles. Member of 
the Presbyterian Church and church choir, K'ville, for over 
fifty years. 

CHILDREN : (HOWE). 

262. Carrie. 

263. Frank Allen, b. Aug. 9, 1863; d. Mar. 16, 1864. 

264. Fannie. 

265. Allen Frost, b. Aug. 18, 1867; d. July 22, 1886. 

266. Eugene Franklin, b. Sep. 23. 1871; d. May 2, 1877. 



2 
p 

to 



> 

w 2 



JO 

o 



O 






■■■■^^■l. '*'' 'HHH 


^^^^^^^^^H 


^^^^^^^^^^^^^^H 


^^^^^^^^^^K 






^^H 


^^^H 


^^H 


w 


^^^^^ni "* 


^I^H^H 


^^^^^^^1 


^^^^^H 


s 




*, ^^^^^^^^^^^^^H 


^^^^^^^^^^1 


^^^^^^^H 


s 


^Bip*' 7 "'X^ "• -^■■yijl 


H^^^^H 


^^^H^^^^^H 


I^^^^^^H 


> 


^^^K^ i,^^^ ,^m 


^^^^^^Hl 


^IHH^pHpHH 


^^^^^^^^H 


ffi 


^^IHI^K' ft m! 




' I^K JM*"" ^^°^^^|^| 


HH^^H 


> 


^^RPWr "^ ' ^ 


iJfP'' .^ 


L.i|f*«iir 


I^kI^^^^^H 


CO 


^|^^*.<-*-^^ 


1' "^ 'kSi, 


'^ f) , 


In 


O 


■P^^ , 




^ 


BH^^^^^I 


CO 

• 


^^'..■•■. 


V 


-ImI 


EV^^^^l^^H 




HPS^T-' ■■•' '' ' ^^ 


^^HL^ 


t '^^^li^B 


H^jv>ij^^^^H 




f/ ' "yj 


^^^Bl 




^■■^H 


o 




^^^^^^^^^^^1 


^^^^^^^^^HJ^BHiu^^^^^H 


^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^H 


vo 




fli 


■■ 


■ 



IN ENGLAND AND AMERICA 11 

267. Mary Ethel. 

268. Dan Raymond. 

115. William Henry Frost, youngest ch. of (40) B. 
Franklin, b. K'ville, N. Y., Sept. 4, 1840; m. Oct. 9, 1862, 
Cecelia Grover (See Part III. Grover family) ; d. May 15, 
1904. Lived entire life place of his birth. First a farmer, 
then many years a merchant, then farmer on the homestead. 
Affectionate by nature, he loved his family, his friends, his 
church. A favorite saying of his was, that he was rich in 
his relatives and friends ; that no one ever had better than 
he. He was for over forty-one years an elder, and over fifty 
years a member of the choir of the Presbyterian Church, a 
service which he esteemed a great privilege, and which he 
honored in his daily life. It was said of him : "By dispo- 
sition and practice he was wont to think well of all, and 
to speak only kind words. He passed away in the midst of 
his usefulness, but his fidelity has rendered his life longer 
in deeds than in years." 

"The following resolutions were adopted by the session 
of the Presbyterian Church : 

"Having been called to part with our fellow worker 
and venerated senior elder, William H. Frost, who died 
Sabbath afternoon, May 15th, 1904, after a continuous 
service in the session of this church for over forty-one 
years : therefore, deeply sensible of our loss, we would 
record our appreciation of his worth. 

Resolved : that we call to mind his faithfulness and 
earnest prayers so fervently pleading for the quickening 
of the church and the salvation of souls ; that we give 
hearty thanks to Almighty God, who has strengthened 
his church by the noble example and continued activity of 
his servant; That we rejoice in the glorious hope of a happy 
future, which came with such timely comfort and cheer 
to him, and is set before us in the Word of God ; That we 
sympathize with the family in their sorrow and commend 
them to the loving care of the God who is ever ready to 
comfort ; That we hear in this event the call of God to us 
to be constant and faithful in our activity, that it may 
be our happy lot to receive the blessing promised of the 
Lord to those who are found "so doing." 

CHILDREN : 

269. Edward L. 

270. Mary Emily. 



78 THE FROST FAMILY 

125. Franklin C. Hurd, s. of (43) Sophia, b. Oct. 30, 
1824; he m. (1) Hannah Hurd; she died and he m, (2) 
Emehne Stanton. They lived at Brant, Erie Co., N. Y. He 
d. Dec. 23, 1894; survived by his widow. 

CHILDREN, 1st WIFE : 

271. Almon, d. 1872. 

2d WIFE : 

212. Ella. 

128. Amy Ann Hurd, dau. of (43) Sophia, b. Sept. 26, 
1834; m. Sept. 24, 1854, Wm. Wallace Hammond (s. of 
Chas. and Clarissa (Clark) Hammond), Brant, N. Y. She 
died Aug. 9, 1860. 

CHILDREN : (HAMMOND). 

273. Rosabelle Amy Ann. 

129. Norman Richards Hurd, s. of (43) Sophia, b. 
April 13, 1839; m. Sept. 30, 1866, Martha W. Boyd, b. 
Clinton Co., la., Oct. 21, 1846. He d. Allendale, Mo., 
Sept. 30, 1899; she d. Oct. 1, 1899. 

CHILDREN : 

274. Harvey J., b. Sep. 4, 1867, Clinton Co., la.; liv. Allendale, 
Mo. 

275. Estelle M., b. Sep. 6, 1869; d. Nov. 5, 1890, Boone. la. 

276. Sophia, b. Sep. 9, 1872: d. Sep. 11, 1872, Boone, la. 

277. Amy L., b. April 23. 1874, Boone, la. 

278. Cloys B.. b. Feb. 26, 1879, Boone, la. 

279. Marian W., b. Apr. 17, 1884; d. May 20, 1884. 

280. Lulu E., b. Oct. 12, 1886. 

281. Louise M., b. Oct. 12, 1886; d. Jan. 15, 1887. 

131. Louisa Amelia Hurd, youngest dau. of (43) So- 
phia, b. Mar. 16, 1844; m. July 21, 1861, Wm. W. Ham- 
mond; lived in Angola, and Farnham, N. Y., until 1877, 
when he became county judge of Erie County and they 
moved to Bufifalo, where they still live, he having retired 
to private practice, after a distinguished service of twelve 
years as judge. 

CHILDREN : (HAMMOND). 

282. Lillie May. 

283. Clark Hurd. 



IN ENGLAND AND AMERICA 79 

132. Cloys Nathan Hurd, youngest child of (43) So- 
phia, b. May 20, 1849; m. Mar. 17, 1874, Cora Ames, b. 
Dec. 7, 1855. They Hved on the homestead until 1892, 
Buffalo until 1900, then at Elmira for one year, thence to 
their present residence, Napanoch, Ulster Co., N. Y., where 
he has charge of the school at the Reformatory. 

CHILDREN : 

284. Clayton, b. Sep. 17, 1886; d. Oct. 1, 1894. 

285. Frank DeF., b. Sep. 22, 1891. 

133. Alonzo Paine Frost, s. of (46) Josiah, Jr., b. Dec. 
6, 1816; m. Mar. 1, 1838, Nelly Voorheis. They lived at 
Pontiac, Mich., until 1884, when they moved to Cheboygan, 
Mich. He was deacon Congregational Church for at least 
fifty years and church clerk for over 50 years, first at 
Pontiac, later at Cheboygan; he died Feb. 21, 1899. 

CHILDREN : 

286. Francis Eugenia, b. Oct. 12, 1839; d. Apr. 24. 1841. 

287. Emma Louisa, b. Dec. 28, 1841; res. Roseville, 111. 

288. Egbert Howard, b. Nov. 14, 1843; d. Oct. 3, 1862, in Civil 
War; was attached to 22d Mich. Inf. 

289. Henry Josiah, b. Aug. 5, 1846; d. Mar. 18, 1852. 

290. Mary Plat. 

291. George Edward. 

292. William Alonzo. 

293. Frederick Smith. 

294. Charles Leonard. 

295. Ellen Electa. 

135. Charles Henry Frost, s. of (46) Josiah, Jr., b. Syra- 
cuse, N. Y., Mar. 21, 1820; m. Jan. 9, 1851, at White Lake, 
Mich., Laura A. Crittenden, b. Richmond, Mass., Apr. 9, 
1826; he was a farmer at Pontiac, Mich., where he d. Nov. 
27, 1884. His wid. d. Oct. 10, 1905. 

CHILDREN : 

296. Ella E., b. Mar. 12, 1852; m. Sep. 18, 1874, Asbury A. 
Shank, Pontiac, Mich. 

297. Ida C, b. Aug. 26, ; lives at Pontiac. 

298. Mildred W., b. Apr. 29, 1865; lives in Detroit, Mich. 

137. George Smith Frost, s. of (46) Josiah, b. Mar- 
cellus, N. Y., June 14, 1824; m. Oct. 12, 1852, at Monroe, 
Mich., Ellen Electra Noble, b. Aug. 7, 1832, (dau. of Chas. 
and Eliza Symmes Wing Noble). He was private sec'y to 
General Cass. Was elder First Presbyterian Church, De- 



80 THE FROST FAMILY 

troit, for over 30 years. He died Detroit, Nov. 17, 1890; 
his wid. died at Rome, N. Y., Aug. 16, 1900. 

CHILDREN : 

299. Lewis Cass, b. Detroit, Aug. 24. 1854; d. Jan. 26, 1854. 

300. Charles Noble. 

301. Caroline Noble, b. Detroit, May 11, 1859; d. Oct. 26, 1890. 

302. George Canfield. 

303. Eliza Wing. b. Detroit, July 28, 1862; d. Mar. 25, 1871. 

304. Conway Alonzo. 

305. Ellen Elizabeth, b. Detroit, Jan. 29, 1873; d. May 9, 1874. 

138. Eugene B. Frost, s. of (46) Josiah, Jr., b. Marcellus, 
N. Y., Jan. 10, 1826; m. Dec. 13, 1848, Sarah Jane Andrews, 
b. Whitestown, N. Y., Apr. 30, 1828; lived at Frankfort, 
Mich.; occupation fruit grower; was deacon Congrega- 
tional Church at Frankfort for many years. He d. Mar, 
11, 1899. 

CHILDREN : 

306. Eugene Buel. 

307. Clara Jane. 

308. Horace Clifford, b. Saginaw, Mich., Aug. 24, 1855; d. by 
drowning, July 22, 1867. 

309. Newton Andrews, b. West Bloomfield, Mich., June 24, 
1862; res. Frankfort. Mich.; occ. Photogh'r. 

310. Ellen Noble, b. Frankfort, Mich., Nov. 22, 1867; res. 
Frankfort; occ. Music Teacher. 

139. Horace Josiah Frost, s. of (46) Josiah, Jr., b. 

July 20, 1828; m. ; no children; was an elder in Dr, 

Sunderland's Presbyterian Church, Washington, D. C, for 
a great many years. He d. at Washington Oct. 21, 1890. 

140. Frances Eliza Frost, dau. of (47) Weston, b. Onon- 
daga, N. Y., Dec. 5, 1820; m. July 4, 1849, Farmer's Creek, 
Mich., Stephen B. Knapp, of Eaton, Madison Co., N. Y. ; b. 
Sept. 13, 1814; d. E. Saginaw, Apr. 9. 1869; she d. Pon- 
tiac, Mich., Aug. 4, 1892. 

141. Mahlon Smith Frost, s. of (47) Weston, b. Mar- 
cellus, N. Y., May 2, 1823; m. Oct. 21, 1848, Frances Har- 
riet Foster, of Adrian, Mich., b. Oct. 5, 1824; they lived at 
Detroit, Mich. ; Cleveland, O. ; Brooklyn, N. Y. ; New York 
City; Princeton, N. J.; Attica, N.Y. ; and at Chicago, 111., 
where he died Mar. 13, 1897; she died at Hornellsville, N. 
Y., June 11, 1891 ; they were buried Detroit. 

CHILDREN : 

311. Edward Inglis. 

312. Ellen Phoebe, b. Detroit, Dec. 8, 1855; d. Nov. 24, 1857. 

313. Henry Weston Folger. 



z 

o 



> 

u 



w 

> 

S w 



> 
2 
O 

> 



r 



o 




IN ENGLAND AND AMERICA 81 

144. Josiah Bent Frost, s. of (51) Calvin P., b. Ypsi- 
lanti, Mich., Nov. 21, 1840; m. Sept. 25, 1867, Ellen C. Mills, 
b. Nov. 28, 1842 (dau. of Philo and Sarah Winchester Jus- 
tin Mills, Groveland Township, Livingston Co., X. Y.) 
A druggist, Ypsilanti (cert, fom Phar. Dept. Univ. Mich.). 
In 1869 moved to Jackson Mich. ; mechanical draughtsman 
and County Surveyor; 32d degree Mason and Knight Tem- 
plar; member Congregational Church; d. March 6, 1907, 
survived by his wid. and children, all of whom live at 

Jackson, Mich. 

CHILDREN : 

314. Eloise Almira. b. Ypsilanti, July 14, 1868; grad. Olivet 
Coll. 1896, degree of A. B. 

315. Edward Justin. 

316. Herbert Mills, b. Mar. 21, 1872; d. Apr. 8, 1872. 

317. Charles McNaughton. 

148. Nancy Ann Frost, dau. of (56) Chester, b. Riga, 

N. Y., Sept 7, 1815; m. Feb. 25, 1835, (101) Russell Frost 

Kurd. 

CHILDREN : (HURD). 

318. Levi Parsons, b. Dec. 12, 1836; vet. Civil War, 3 years' 
service, 17th N. Y. Ind. Batty; d. Newark. N. J., Oct. 28, 1901. 

319. Harlan Page. 

320. Edward Pavson, b. Dec. 10, 1839: d. young. 

321. Henry Martyn. b. Sep. 16. 1842 :_d. young. 

322. Frances Caroline, b. July 7, 1845. 

323. Edward Payson, b. Apr. 9. 1847. 

324. James Brainerd, b. Feb. 11, 1849. 

325. Emma Jane, b. July 19, 1852; d. young. 

154. Mary H. Frost, dau. of (56) Chester, b. Shelby, 
N. Y., Dec. 20, 1827; d. Oct. 7, 1865; m. Seymour A. Hurd, 
b. Aug. 10, 1821 ; d. July 16, 1886. 

CHILDREN : (HURD). 

326. Frank H., b. Aug. 7, 1847; m. May 22, 1874. F. Louise 
Williams; she d. Jan. 3. 1883. and he m. June 24, 1885, (2) Dolores 
E. Frary. He is editor Medina (N. Y.) Tribune. 

327. Jay S., b. July 1, 1851; m. Hattie B. Johnson, June 28, 
1874; res. Corry, Pa. 

328. Charles F., b. Apr. 17, 1853: m. Mar. 9, 1884, Katie Brown- 
cU; children: Frank Brownell, b. June 16. 1886; Charles Frost, Jr., 
b Nov. 11, 1888. He is a jeweler in Medina, N. Y. 

329. Mary C, b. Dec. 12, 1854. 

330. S. Wright, b. Sep. 19, 1856; m. Apr. 25, 1883, Belle A. 
Paxon: children: Louise M., b. Apr. 20. 1884. He is a grad. Hahn. 
Med. Coll., Phila., class of "80; med. practitioner, Lockport, N. Y. 

155. James Amasa Frost, s. of (56) Chester, b. Shelby, N. 
Y., Aug. 15, 1830; m. 1852, Cornelia E. Bidleman, at 



82 THE FROST FAMILY 

Medina, N. Y. A carpenter by trade, which he did not fol- 
low long, but entered the express business, in which most of 
his hfe was spent. When he married, moved to Canada 
thence to Buffalo, to Saginaw, Mich., to Tiffin, O., to Cleve- 
land, where he died, aged 65. A devoted husband and father 
honored and beloved by all who knew him. He was a deacon 
m the Euclid Ave. Baptist Church. 

CHILDREN : 

331. Lizzie K. 

332. Willie C, b. 1859. 

333. Charles L. 

334. Frank W., b. 1862; res. Cleveland, O.; unmarried. 

,^< if",!"-'^ b- ^- ^^^^' '■^^- Cleveland, O.; unmarried. 

336. Nelhe M., b. 18/0; m. E. D. Stow, res. Cleveland; ch., 
Helen L., b. 1903. ' 

158 Lewis P. Frost, eldest ch. of (58) Nelson Amasa, b. 
Oct. 20, 1824; m. Maria Goodell (dau. of Clarissa [Cady] 
Goodell, g-dau. of Fred'k Goodell, a revolutionary soldier and 
direct descendant of one who came from Ipswich Encr to 
Danvers, Mass.. 1634). Grad. Oberlin, '48; entered Cong 
ministry; had pastorates at Leroy, Arcade, Rushford, An- 
gola, N. Y., Emerald Grove and Raymond, Wis., and Grand 
Blanc, Mich. He d. Janesville, Wis., Feb. 22, 1893. 

CHILDREN : 

337. Wm. Goodell. 

338. Lewis Clayton. 

339. Harriet Maria, b. Aug. 24, 1861 ; d. 1863 

340. Nelson Amasa. 

341. Willard Jerome. 

162. Nelson Jerome Frost, fifth ch. of (58) Nelson Am- 
asa, b. Dec. 27, 1835; m. (I) Oct. 21, 1863, Emma Machin 
She d. May 24, 1871. and Oct. 9, 1878, he m. (2) Nellie M 
Ayre. He d. Jan. 10, 1900. 

CHILDREN : 1st WIFE 

342. Nellie C. 

343. Franklin M. 

2d WIFE. 

344. Emma L. 

345. Ralph Jerome. 

165. Lorenzo Talmon Frost, s. of (59) Talmon. b Shelby 
Orleans Co., N. Y., Apr. 8, 1824; m. Martha Custis, b. 1826; 
they lived and died at Burton. Genesee Co., Mich. 



IN ENGLAND AND AMERICA 83 

CHILDREN : 



346. Delia Angelina. 

347. Willis Arthur. 

348. Carrie, b. 186—; d. 186—. 

349. Charles, b. 186—; d. 190—. 

166. Henry Dwight Frost, s. of (59) Talmon, b. Aug. 26. 
1825; m. Nov. 5, 1856, Cornelia E. Judson ; he d. Aug. 27, 
1875; his wid. survives him; res. Rochester, N. Y. 

CHILDREN : 

350. Alice C, b. Sep. 13, 1857. 

351. Gertrude E., b. Sep. 17, 1866; d. Nov. 20, 1872. 

167. Celestia Frost, dau. of (61) William, b. Sep. 10, 1813 ; 
m. Dec. 12. 1831, Guy W. Loomis ; lived at Wilson and- 
Lockport, N. Y. ; d. Mar. 24, 1901, at Ionia, Mich. 

CHILDREN : (LOOMIS). 

352. Anista Marie, b. May 22, 1833; m. Dec. 19, 1871. Richard 
Cox Holmes; he d. 1887. 

353. Eunice. 

354. Lucy Elvira. 

355. Eugene Walker. 

170. Betsey C. Frost, dau. of (61) William, b. Oct. 15, 
1819; m. Oct. 30, 1839, Richard Cox Holmes, b. Dec. 21, 
1813; lived Wilson, N. Y., where she d. Mar. 5, 1871. 

CHILDREN : (HOLMES). 

356. Wm. Howard, served entire Civil War; res. Wilson, N. Y. 

357. Richard Payson, deceased. 

171. Sarah Morehouse Frost, dau. of (61) William, b. 
Dec. 6, 1821 ; m. Aug. 20, 1850, Edward Walker Davis, b. 
Oct. 31, 1821. She died Nov. 30, 1870; he d. Oct. 16, 1894. 

CHILDREN : (DAVIS). 

358. Sarah Armenia, b. July 31, 1851; m. Sep. 17, 1884, J. R. 
Johnson; res. Fruita. Col. 

359. William Edward. 

172. William Orville Frost, s. of (61) William, b. Riga, 
N. Y., May 20, 1823; m. (1), Nov. 28, 1849, Nancy Ander- 
son; (2), Jan. 1, 1868, at Albion, N. Y., Susan Clark Tappan ; 
lived successively at Albion, Lima, Avon and Leroy, N. Y., 
where he died Aug. 4, 1884. 



84 THE FROST FAMILY 

CHILDREN : 1st WIFE. 

360. Amelia J. 

361. William Brainerd, b. Jan. 11, 1853; d. Mar. 29, 1853. 

2d WIFE. 

362. Lewis Tappan. 

173. Fidelia J. Frost, dau. of (61) William, b. Mar. 11, 
1825; m., Gaines, N. Y., Apr. 13, 1854, Andrew J. Rowley, 
b Apr. 12, 1825; lived Gaines, N. Y.; she d. May 20, 1890; 
he d. Feb. 3, 1900. 

CHILDREN : (ROWLEY). 

363. Elbert Andrew, b. Feb. 27, 1858; m. May 12,1886, Lockport, 
N. Y., Adelaide E. Trude, (dau. of Elias and Emma Trude). b. July 
16, 1864; live on the "home" farm, Gaines, N. Y.; one son, Walter 
Andrew, b. Apr. 30, 1894. 

364. Carrie Elvira, b. Dec. 2, 1859; m. Jan. 30. 1896, William 
H. Seward, b. Nov. 9 1840; res-. Gaines Village, N. Y. 

178. Robert L. Hill, s. of (62) Sylvia, b. Aug. 31, 1818; 
m. Oct. 8, 1840, Adelia Wood, b. Aug. 16, 1820. He kept a 
dry-goods store K'ville ; afterwards dealt in general produce 
there; then went to Medina, N. Y., in milling business. He 
d. Aug. 22, 1871 ; his wid. d. July 16, 1891. 

CHILDREN : 

365. Albert J. 

366. Graham H., b. Nov. 7, 1843; m. (1) Isabelle B. Geagan; (2) 
Augusta Van Duzen. No ch. 

367. Cora A. 

368. Helen A. 

182. Jared Frost Smalley, s. of (63) Betsey, b. Riga, 
N. Y., Dec. 15, 1815; m. Cordelia Lewis; d. Sheboygan, 
Wis., Apr. 19, 1853; occ. farmer. 

CHILDREN : 

369. Eugene Virgil. 

183. Edmund Jewett Smalley, s. of (63) Betsy, b. Riga, 
N. Y., July 6, 1817 ; m. W'msville, N. Y., Oct. 8, 1840, Fanny 
Frick, b. Erie Co., N. Y., Jan. 17, 1821 ; d. Manitowoc, Wis., 
Aug. 21, 1898; she d. Oct. 28, 1883. He m. (2) Ellen 
Harnet. He was a farmer and manuf'r. 

CHILDREN : 

370. Palemon J. 

371. Herschel D. 

372. Clarence C. 

373. Edmund H. 

374. Charles F. 





No. 466. No. 467. 

ALLEN HUGH FROST. (1909.) CARL GROVER FROST. (1909.) 

SEE PAGE 93. SEE PAGE 93. 



IN ENGLAND AND AMERICA 85 

184. Harvey Dwight Smalley, s. of (63) Betsey, b. Dec. 
25, 1825; m. Mar. 26, 1846. Sophronia Cleverly; (2) Nov. 11, 
1896, Eliza Laughlin; (3) Nov. 13, 1899, Eliza Cleverly 
Garrison. No children ; occ. farmer, and teacher for over 
thirty years; res. Randolph, O., for over seventy years, then 
moved to Junction City, Kan., his present res. 

185. Sophronia Frost, dau. of (66) Jewett, b. Nov. 15, 
^824; m. Sep. 10, 1844. Henry A. Carter, farmer; res. Royal- 
ton, O. Henry A. died Mar. 25, 1895. 

CHILDREN : (CARTER). 

375. Bertha, b. Sep. 1, 1846; m. Apr., 1865, E. F. Payne; d. Mar., 
1902. ^ 

376. Elwin L. 

187. William Frost, s. of (66) Jewett, b. June 15, 1830; 
m Dec. 14. 1857. Roxcv Kent, b. July 13, 1834; res. Gran- 
ger, O. She d. Oct. 18,' 1902. 

CHILDREN : 

377. Herbert. 

378. Cecil, b. May 17. 1865. 

379. Clyde, b. Aug. 31, 1869. 

188. Ansel Frost, s. of (66) Jewett, b. June 14, 1838; m. 
Abigail Kent; he is dead; lived at Chatham, O. 

CHILDREN : 

380. Onie, m. Frank Branch; res. Jasper, Mo. 

381. Effie, m. Will Richardson; res. Lodi, Ohio. 

199. Joseph Frost, eldest s. of (75) Alonzo, b. Rochester, 
Apr. 26, 1830; m. Feb. 24, 1858, Harriet J. Bradstreet, 
Danvers, Mass. ; lived at Rochester, N. Y. ; he died suddenly, 
Sep. 26, 1865, in St. Louis, where he had gone on business. 
His wid. m. Charles L. Lane, who d. later. She lives in 
Boston, Mass. 

CHILDREN : 

382. Albert Gallatin, b. Roch.. Dec. 11, 1858; grad. Univ. Roch., 
'81; m. and living in Chicago. No children. 

383. Cornelia, b: Aug. 16, 1860; res. Boston, Mass. 

200. Edward Allen Frost, s. of (75) Alonzo, b. Jan. 14, 
1832; m. at Geneva, N. Y., Aug. 9, 1859, Mary Wing, 
formerly of Albany; She d. Apr. 8. 1867; their two ch. d. 
m infancy. He m. (2) Apr. 5, 1888. Isabelle M. Eastman, 
(dau. of Jos. A. Eastman, a prominent Rochester lawyer). 



86 THE FROST FAMILY 

He was twice elected Clerk of Monroe County; was promi- 
nently engaged in the nursery business, which his father, 
Alonzo Frost, established in 1846, taking the three sons into 
partnership as they reached maturity. The firm was known 
as Frost & Co., Genesee Valley Nurseries. He died Jan. 24, 
1900. No children. 

201. Henry Clay Frost, s. of (75) Alonzo, b. Jan. 2, 1834; 
enlisted 8th N. Y. Cavalry, Civil War, 2d Lieut., Nov., 1861 ; 
was in many engagements but not wounded ; contracted 
physical ailments, from exposure and hardships, from 
which he never fully recovered. Was promoted to Captain, 
and Major; mustered out on expiration of term of service, 
Dec. 8, 1864. He d. Rochester, Aug. 9, 1908. 

208. Mary A. Frost, dau. of (81) Allen L., b. July 28, 
1839, m. Newman B. Freeman, a farmer living near Armada, 
Mich. 

CHILDREN : 

384. Elva A., m. Horace Barringer. 

209. Edwin Allen Frost, s. of (81) Allen L., b. Jan. 11, 
1848; m. May 23, 1872, Laura J. Grout (lineal des. of a Gaul 
who fought Julius Caesar) ; farmer, at Armada, Macomb 
Co., Mich. 

CHILDREN : 

385. Harriet Eliza, b. Feb. 15, 1873; grad. Armada High School, 
University of Valparaiso. Ind., and Mich. State Normal Coll.; occ. 
teacher; res. Jackson, Mich. 

386. Joel Edwin, b. Feb. 1, 1877; m. Aug. 19, 1908, Spedee 
Warner; farmer at Armada, Mich. 

210. Walter Irving Frost, s. of (81) Allen L., b. July 24, 
1851; m. Nov. 21, 1875, Julia Hebblewhite ; occ. school 
teacher, farmer and later a merchant ; he died Armada, 
Mich., Jan. 25, 1909. 

CHILDREN : 

387. Homer Allen, b. Nov. 2. 1876; occ. Civil Engineer. 

388. Charles Irving, b. July 29, 1878. 

389. Newman W., b. Oct. 28, 1881. 

211. Fred R. Frost, s. of (81) Allen L., b. July 9, 1856; 
grad. Rush Medical Coll., class of '82. He m. Mar. 21, 1889, 
Mary Green. Is a physician in Los Angeles, Cal. 

CHILDREN : 

390. Kendall Phelps, b. Nov. 9, 1890. 



IN ENGLAND AND AMERICA 87 

213. Roxanna Frost, dau. of (82) James C, b. Mar. 12, 
1837; m. Sep. 2, 1868, Nelson Churchill, b. Apr. 8, 1836; res. 
Lansing, Mich. 

CHILDREN : (CHURCHILL). 

391. Alice Edna, b. June 21, 1869; res. Lansing, Mich. 

392. Judson Newel, b. June 20, 1871; m. Oct. 21, 1903, Nellie E. 
Cady; res. Lansing, Mich. 

393. James David, b. Feb. 26. 1874; m. June 4, 1902, Alice Ro- 
berta Horton; she d. Feb.. 1907; one ch.. Nelson H., b. July 4, 
1903. Res. Seattle, Wash. 

394. Byron, b. June 24, 1877; res. Lansing. 

395. Omer Orlando, b. Aug. 27, 1879; grad. Mich. Agr'l Coll.; 
instructor in agriculture, North Dakota. 

396. Jesse Maynard, b. Nov. 28, 1881; civil eng'r, Shoshone, 
Idaho. 

215. Alfred Frost, s. of (82) James C, b. June 27, 1841; 
m. Nov. 24. 1867, Julia Spencer; occ. farmer; res. near 
Armada, Mich. 

CHILDREN : 

397. J. Arthur, b. Nov. 8, 1868; married. 

398. Lucy May, b. June 27, 1871; married. 

399. Mary E., b. Mar. 5, 1879. 

400. Bert. (No record). 

401. Orra S., b. Apr. 17, 1882. 

216. Benjamin Franklin Frost, s. of (82) James C, b. 
Jan. 25, 1843; m. Dec. 20, 1874, May Belle Cutcher; occ. 
farmer; res. Armada, Mich. 

CHILDREN : 

402. Lottie, b. Mar. 16, 1876; d. Sep. 12, 1877. 

403. Andrew J. 

404. David E. 

217. George Washington Frost, s. of (82) James C, b. 
Sep. 13, 1846; m. Jan. 1, 1870; occ. farmer. 

CHILDREN : 

405. Nancy Isabelle, b. Nov. 23. 1870. 

219. Seth Frost, s. of (82) James C, b. Sep. 1, 1849; m. 
Oct. 25, 1874, Joan Jennette Stoddard ; farmer, lived near 
Armada, moved to farm near Marlette, Mich., and later to 
Wisconsin where he died 1905. 

CHILDREN : 

406. Anna, b. Sep. 19, 1875; m. Dec. 25, 1890, John Decker. 



/ 
/ 



/ 



/ 



88 THE FROST FAMILY 

407. Jesse Maynard, b. Mar. 8. 1879; res. West Branch, Mich. 

408. Jay, b. Nov. 25, 1883. 

409. Lewis E., b. June 10. 1887. 

410. Clyde, b. Mar. 17, 1892. 

220. Mary Adelia Frost, dau. of (82) James C, b. Apr. 
19, 1851; m. Dec. 18, 1874, Alonzo Pratt, b. Nov. 23, 1851; 
res. Armada, Mich. 

CHILDREN : (PRATT). 

411. James William, b. Sep. 29, 1877; m. June 14, 1904. Mabelle 
Spencer, b. Aug. 31, 1882; one ch., James Clare, b. Mar. 25, 1905; 
res. Armada, Mich. 

412. Leroy Alonzo, b. Aug. 6 1889; student Michigan Normal 
School. 

221. Oscar Frost, s. of (82) James C, b. Jan. 23, 1853 ; m. 
Dec. 25, 1876, Anna Pratt; occ. farmer; res. Armada, Mich. 

CHILDREN : 

413. Abba, b. July 1, 1879; d. May 22, 1895. 

414. William Oscar, b. May 24, 1882; res. Armada. 

415. Mary Jane, b. Aug. 19, 1885; m. John O'Connor, Oct. 6, 
1905; res. Armada. 

EIGHTH GENERATION. 
225. John Edward Frost, s. of (87) Thos. G. 
(See biographical sketch, page 116, Part III.) 

CHILDREN: 

416. Mary Elizabeth, b. July 23, 1872; d. Aug. 6, 1906. 

417. Alfred Gold. 

418. Jean Kitchell. 

419. Thomas Bancroft. 

420. Grace Harriet, b. Nov. 27, 1883; res. Topeka, Kan. ' 

421. Russell Edward, b. Feb. 10, 1887; sophomore. Engineer- 
ing Dept., Univ. of Wis. 

228. Thomas Gold Frost, Jr., s. of (87) Thos. G. 

(See biographical sketch, page 120, Part III.) 

CHILDREN: 

422. Barbara Gold. 

423. Dorothy Dean. 

236. James Wadsworth Frost, s. of (90) Norman, b. 
Buffalo, Jan. 20, 1851 ; m. Kate Wagner; d. May 15, 1884, in 
Euflfalo. Loco, eng'r. 




No. 270— MARY E. FROST ANDERSON. (1900). 

Died March 11, 1907. 
SEE PAGE 93. 



IN ENGLAND AND AMERICA 89 

CHILDREN: 

424. Chas. Fred'k Allen, b. Mar. 14, 1878; d. June 19, 1878-79. 

425. Eleanor Julia, b. Dec. 12, 1879. 

426. James Edward, b. Nov. 13, 1881; m. Kathryn Kilgore, 
Sep. 27, 1905; ch., Geo. Edward, b. Mar. 31, 1907. Loco, eng'r, 
Buffalo. 

427. Clara Fredricka, b. Feb. 22, 1883; m. Wm. R. Scott, loco, 
eng'r, Buffalo. 

242. Cloys Miles Frost, s. of (92) R. Morehouse, b. Aug. 
15, 1848; m. May 17, 1873, Lavina Keely McFarland, b. Sep. 
10. 1856, Susp. Bridge, N. Y.; empl. W. U. Tel. Co., Buf- 
ialo. 

CHILDREN: 

428. Alice M., b. Aug. 31, 1875; d. Mar. 20, 1879. 

429. Frederick L. 

430. Ida Harriet, b. Jan. 13, 1884; d. Jan. 15, 1888. 

243. Evelyn Miriam Frost, dau. of (92) R. Morehouse, 
b. Buffalo, April 2, 1850; m. Walter Scott Pierson, b. Le- 
banon, O., June 16, 1844. He d. Salinas, Cal., Feb. 6, 
1895. 

CHILDREN: (PIERSON). 

431. Sarah Harriet E., b. San Francisco, Dec. 3, il877. 

432. Hattie Evelyn, b. San Francisco, Jan. 8, 1880. 

433. Miriam Knox. 

434. Mary Margaret, b. Castroville, Cal., Oct. 10, 1885. 

435. Libby Amanda D., b. Castroville, Cal., Apl. 20, 1888. 

245. Russell Frost, s. of (94) Caleb A., b. Feb. 15, 1850; 
grad. Yale, 77, degree of A. B. ; m. May 27, 1885, Augusta 
Ayres Ely, So. Norwalk, Conn., (dau. of Dudley P. and 
Charlotte Phelps Ely). Is an attorney, has held several 
public offices, belongs to several clubs and societies in South 
Norv^alk, where he lives, and in New York City. 

CHILDREN: 

436. Russell Frost, Jr., b. July 6, 1890. 

247. Mary Louisa Frost, dau. of (94) Caleb A., b. July 
28, 1862; m. Wm. R. Willetts, Skaneateles, N. Y. 

CHILDREN: (WILLETTS). 

437. Katherine, b. about 1888. 

249. Jennie Maria Frost, dau. of (99) Nathan Richards, 
twin to (204) James Madison, b. May 15, 1843, at N. Evans, 



90 THE FROST FAMILY 

N. Y. ; m. Nov. 28. 1867, Marshall A. Fairbanks, b. Aug. 
20, 1835. He was a farmer and veteran of the Civil War; 
(record same as Jas. M. Frost) ; lived at Angola, N. Y., 
where he died Dec. 20, 1908. No children. 

250. James Madison Frost, s. of (99) Nathan Richards, 
b. N. Evans, N. Y., May 15, 1843; m. Nov. 28, 1867, Lucia 
M. Claghorn, b. June 1, 1846. Vet. Civil War, following 
record : Enlisted Aug. 26, 1862, at Evans, to serve three 
years; mustered in as private, Co. "K," Sep. 4, 1862; mus- 
tered out with Company, June 8, 1865, at Washington, 
D. C. Retired farmer; res. N. Evans, N. Y. 

CHILDREN: 

438. Fanny A. 

439. Richard M. 

440. Jennie Josephine R. 

441. Franklin M. 

442. Ellen Lamira. 

443. James Nathan. 

251. Norman Clark Frost, s. of (100) John S., b. Oct. 
2, 1851; m. Oct. 17, 1877, Mary Maria Hart, (grad. Lake 
Erie College). They live at West Mentor, O., where he has 
been Mayor, and has served on the various municipal, 
educational, agricultural, and church boards ; Prest. and 
Treas. of the Mentor Telephone Co. ; is a farmer raising 
certain seed specialties. 

CHILDREN: 

444. Harry N», b. Jan. 10, 1879; died of typhoid fever Jan. 13, 
1904. A grad. of Oberlin, by profession a journalist, (editor and 
owner of the Troy, O., Buckeye), his untimelly death cut short 
a most promising life; an irreparable loss to his family and wide 
circle of friends. 

445. Helen Lucretia, b. Aug. 3, 1881; grad. Mentor High School; 
studied music. Lake Erie College; died May 19, 1909. 

253. Caroline Frost, dau. of (107) Stephen Allen, b. July 
10, 1848; m. June 3, 1875, Edward Kelsey Meigs, (de- 
scendant of Vincent Meigs, Weymouth, Mass., 1639). He 
is in the lumber business. They live at Tenafly, N. J. 

CHILDREN: (MEIGS). 

446. Lucy K., b. June 9. 1876; d. June 24, 1895. 

447. Grace E. 

448. Edward K., Jr., b. Dec. 4. 1880. 

449. S. Elizabeth, b. May 16, 1884. 

450. Caroline F., b. Feb. 23, 1886; d. July 28, 1886. 

451. Allen F., b. Nov. 4, 1888. 



IN ENGLAND AND AMERICA 91 

254. Dan Frost, only son of (107) Stephen Allen, b. 
June 29, 1850; m. Oct. 20, 1884, Anna E. Townsend, (dau. 
of Charles and Sallie Stratton Townsend, Chas. Townsend, 
late State Senator, N. J.). He has always been actively 
engaged in mercantile business. In 1900, succeeded his 
father, importing and dealing in Indian goods especially for 
Indian traders. They live in New York, but spend their 
summers at their beautiful summer home, "How Kola," 
Atlantic Highlands, N. J. They have no children. 

255. Allenette Frost, youngest child of (107) Stephen 
Allen, b. Dec. 8, 1852; lives in Jersey City, with her mother 
at the family home. 

258. Ella Hill, dau. of (109) Harriet U b. June 4, 1854; 
after her mother's death made her home in the family of 
(100) John S. Frost; m. Mar. 30, 1876, J. Otto Hesse, 
Medina, N. Y. ; res. Jersey City, N. J. ; no children. 

259. Harriet Elizabeth Hill, dau. of (109) Harriet L., b. 
Dec. 12, 1856; was adopted after her mother's death by (99) 
Nathan R. Frost. Sep. 10, 1885, she m. Floyd P. Shaw, 
Ventura, Cal., where they live. No children. 

260. William George Frost, s. of (112) Harvey F., b. 
K'ville, N. Y., July 18, 1860; m. Apr. 28, 1887, Nellie Nevada 
Luther. (See Luther descent. Part III). He is a wholesale 
lumber dealer, New York City and Tonawanda, N. Y. Is 
an incorporator of the National Wholesale Lumber Deal- 
ers Ass'n, serving on its first Board of Trustees, and was 
chairman of the Board of Arbitration for three years ; 
Director of the Adirondack Fire Ins. Co., of New York 
City; Director of the Bank of Montclair. Is a member of 
Mass. Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution, and for 
several years has been a deacon in the First Cong. Church of 
Montclair, Dr. Amory H. Bradford, pastor. Active in social 
and fraternal circles ; is a master mason, and a Knight 
Templar. Residence "Ivy Lodge," Montclair, N. J. 

CHILDREN: 

452. Lucy Emily, b. Jersey City. Mar. 26. 1888; d. Nov. 29, 
1889. 

453. Gladys May, b. Jersey City, Apr. 2, 1891. 

454. Luther Harvey, b. Montclair, N. J., Oct. 17, 1895. 

455. Homer William, b. Montclair, N. J., Mar. 15, 1899; <L 
Jan. 8. 1900. 



92 THE FROST FAMILY 



261. Harry Smith Frost, younger s. of (112) Harvey F., 
b. K'ville, N. Y., Nov. 25, 1863 ; m. (1) Jessie Mae Todd; she 
died Mar. 25, 1892, and Apr. 3, 1895, he m. (2) Emma Hays, 
b. July 21, 1872, (dau. of Daniel and Helen [Pruner] Hays) ; 
merchant, Syracuse, N. Y.. 1890-94; farmer K'ville, N. Y., 
1896-08, when he engaged in mercantile business at K'ville. 

CHILDREN: 1st WIFE. 

456. Jesse M., b. Syracuse, N. Y., Mar. 5. 1892. 

2d WIFE. 

457. Mj'i-a Louise, b. Albion, N. Y., Feb. 10, 1896. 

458. Helen Emily, b. K'ville, N. Y., Dec. 13, 1899. 

459. Fern Margaret, b. K'ville. N. Y., Sep. 27, 1901. 

262. Carrie Howe, eldest dau. of (114) Mary L., b. 
K'ville, N. Y., Oct. 23, 1859; m. Feh. 5, 1880, M. Eugene 
Thorpe ; he is engaged in the coal and produce business at 
K'ville, N. Y. ; she is active in church Avork and socially. 

CHILDREN: (THORPE). 

460. Nellie A., b. Sep. 5. 1883. 

461. Seeley Howe, b. Mar. 21, 1889; died by drowning at 
Lakeside Park, N. Y., July 22, 1905. A youth of bright promise and 
high attainemnts, his sudden death caused profound sorrow- 
throughout the community. 

264. Fannie Howe, dau. of (114) Mary L., b. Aug. 14, 
1865; m. Stephen L. Stone, Truniansburg, N. Y. ; in 1901 
moved to Buffalo, where she died Mar. 28, 1907. She was a 
woman beloved by all who knew her, but especially in the 
home, where she was devotion itself. Her remains were 
buried by the side of those of her father in the Tanner 
Cemetery at Knowlesville. 

CHILDREN: (STONE). 

462. Ruth Allen, b. Oct. 8. 1888. 

463. Marguerite, b. Dec. 11, 1890. 

464. Stephen Donald, b. June 22. 1900. 

267. Mary Ethel Howe, dau. of (114) Mary L., b. Mar. 
19, 1876; m. Wm. Starkweather, farmer of Orleans Co., 
.N. Y., Mar. 19, 1896; res. K'ville. N. Y. 

CHILDREN, (STARKWEATHER). 

465. Milford Howe. b. Nov. 30. 1897. 




No. 291— GEORGE EDWARD FROST. 
SEE PAGE 95. 



IN ENGLAND AND AMERICA 93 

268. Dan Raymond Howe, youngest s. of (114) Mary L., 
b. Sep. 6. 1882 ; grad. Dental dept. Univ. Bufo., 1905 ; prac- 
tices dentistry Medina, N. Y. 

269. Edward Lysander Frost, s. of (115) Wm. H., b. 
K'ville, N. Y., Jan. 30. 1865 ; m. Feb. 23, 1886, Minnie E. 
Hulburd, b. Sep. 17, 1864. (See Hulburd family Part III). 
Lived Buffalo since 1883 ; employed W. U. Tel. Co. ; grad. 
(cum laude) Med. dept. Univ. Buffalo '92 ; instructor Ob- 
stetrics. Univ. Bufo. 1893-97; appointments to Erie Co. and 
Riverside hospital staffs ; county medical appointments ; en- 
gaged in general medical practice Buffalo. 

CHILDREN: 

466. Allen Hugh, b. Buffalo. Nov. 11, 1887; student Engineer- 
ing dept. Univ. Mich. 

467. Carl Grover. b. Buffalo. Aug. IS. 1890. 

468. Olive, b. Buffalo, Aug. 16, 1893. 

469. Mary Pauline, b. Buffalo. Aug. 22, 1897. 

470. Lojaine Hulburd. b. Buffalo, May 1. 1905. 

270. Mary Emily Frost, dau. of (115) Wm. IL, b. 
K'ville, N. Y., Jan. 28. 1873; m. Mar. 10. 1897, Alfred Ander- 
son, K'ville; d. Mar. 11, 1907. The following is taken from 
an obituary notice in one of the county papers : "The line 
which marks the division between this and the world be- 
yond, is very obscure to mortal vision. It lies right close 
to the lives of some whom we least think, and is farther 
removed from others who seem just about to cross over. 
Little did we think last Sabbath that one worshipping with 
us, and teaching in our Sabbath School, wouH the next day 
see 'eye to eye' Him whom we worship, and have that 
knowledge possible in the 'hereafter.' Mary E. Frost, wife 
of Alfred Anderson, thus passed from the service on earth 
to the promoted service of heaven, shortly after noon. Mar. 
11, 1907. Her years were few, but she had filled them full 
of good deeds unselfishly. Gifted with musical ability, she 
had used her talent in the Presbyterian Church since she 
was a child of ten years, and since her father's death, about 
three years ago, had been choir leader. Not alone in the 
matter of music, but in every place she was always ready 
to do for Christ and the church. She was an active member, 
and officer of the Young Ladies' Mission Circle, and for a 
time, secretary of the Presbyterial Society, of Orleans and 
Niagara counties, where she received man}'' words of com- 
mendation, for the promptness and excellence of her work." 

Memorial resolutions were adopted by the Young 



94 THE FROST FAMILY 

Ladies' Mission Circle, and the Woman's Missionary 

Society, and a memorial poem written by her life-long friend, 

Mrs. E. E. Woodford. Her remains were buried at Mt. 

Albion. 

CHILDREN: (ANDERSON). 

471. Alfred Edward, b. Oct. 11, 1903. 

472. Alice Cecelia, b. Apr. 29. 1905. 

272. Ella May Hurd, dau. of (125) Franklin C, b. Aug. 
3, 1866; m. July 1, 1885, Frank J. Robinson; occ. Insurance 
business; res. Batavia, N. Y. 

CHILDREN: (ROBINSON). 

473. Melville F., b. Mar. 31, 1889. 

474. Elbert F., b. Mar 12, 1892. 

475. Stanton D., b. Dec. 10, 1894. 

476. Theodore W., b. Feb. 27, 1898. 

477. Nelson S., b. Oct. 12, 1903. 

273. Rosabell A. A. Hammond, dau. of (128) Amy Ann, 
b. July 30, 1860; m. 1876, Charles Koepka, Angola, N. Y. 

CHILDREN: (KOEPKA). 

478. Lloyd Wallace, b. Nov. 5, 1877. 

479. Harry Dwight, b. Dec. 2, 1880; m. Anna Leitz, Dec. 5, 1901; 
ch., Clarence, Irene and Elsie. 

480. Wylie Edwin, b. June 23, 1886; m. May 10, 1908, Elizabeth 
Jackson. 

481. Alice Amy Ann, b. Aug. 21, 1889; m. Aug. 21, 1907, Ray- 
mond Lancaster. 

482. Rosabell Marie, b. Oct. 22, 1901. 

282. Lillie May Hammond, dau. of (131) Louisa A. 
Hurd, b. Farnham, N. Y., July 12, 1869; m. Oct. 16, 1888, 
Edward J. Newell b. May 11, 1866; live Bufifalo, where he is 
cashier People's Bank. They are active in church work. 

CHILDREN: (NEWELL). 

483. Caryl H., b. Dec. 9. 1892. 

484. Eleanor Louise, b. Oct. 23, 1895. 

283. Clark Hurd Hammond, s. of (131) Louisa A. Hurd, 
b. Farnham, N. Y., Feb. 23, 1875 ; m. June 6, 1899, Susan E. 
Valentine, b. July 13, 1877 ; grad. Law Dept. Univ. Buflo. '97. 
Judge of Municipal court of Buffalo; is a Trustee 1st Cong, 
church ; prominent in Masonic and other fraternities. No 
children. 



IN ENGLAND AND AMERICA 95 

290. Mary Plat Frost, dau. of (133) Alonzo P., b. Jan. 
10, 1849; m. Mar. 3, 1891, Rev. Willard S. Bugbey; lived 
at Waverly, 111. ; she d. Nov. 27, 1905. 

CHILDREN: 

485. Doris Marjorie, b. Oct. 6, 1893. 

291. George Edward Frost, s. of (133) Alonzo P., b. 
Mar. 24, 1851; m. (1) Sep. 22, 1881, Mary L. Bailey; she 
died Nov. 14, 1882; no children. He m. (2) Apr. 30, 1885, 
Mrs. Emma C. Freeman ; is a prominent attorney in, and for 
several terms mayor of Cheboygan, Mich.; deacon Cong. 
Church for the last 27 years, chairman Bd. of Trustees 25 
years. 

CHILDREN: 

486. George Edward, Jr.. b. Feb. 18, 1886; res Oregon, near 
Portland. 

487. Stanley Howard, b. Nov. 23, 1887; res. Oregon, near 
Portland. 

488. Russel Waterman, b. May 20. 1895. 

292. William Alonzo Frost, s. of (133) Alonzo P., b. 
Nov. 28, 1853 ; m. Sep. 13, 1882, Clara E. Danforth. Is a 
grad. Homeop. Medical Dept. Univ. Mich., '80; a general 
practitioner; lives at Tecumseh, Mich. Is an elder in 
Presb. Church. 

CHILDREN: 

489. Frederick Danforth, b. May 6, 1884. 

490. Bessie Lulu, b. Apr. 1, 1886. 

491. Wade Lawrence, b. July, 1888. 

293. Frederick Smith Frost, s. of (133) Alonzo P., b. 
Aug. 31, 1855; m. Nov. 15, 1888, Jennie Henderson. A 
salesman and manufacturer, they live at Grand Rapids, 
Mich. He is a deacon in Park St. Cong. Church. 

CHILDREN: 

492. Helena Hall, b. Oct. 15. 1891; d. Oct. 19, 1892. 

294. Charles Leonard Frost, s. of (133) Alonzo P., b. 
May 25, 1859; m. Sep. 15, 1883, Laura C. Ewing. Is en- 
gaged in manufacturing; lives Grand Rapids, Mich.; is an 
elder in Westminster Presb. Church. 

CHILDREN: 

493. Marion Nelly, b. Mar. 17, 1886. 

494. Horace Ewing, b. Mar. 20 1888. 

495. Lawrance Ewing, b. Nov. 24, 1899. 



96 THE FROST FAMILY 

295. Ellen Electa Frost, dau. of (133) Alonzo P., b. 
June 18, 1862; m. Aug. 27, 1885, Charles D. Harrington; 
lives at Detroit, Mich. 

CHILDREN: (HARRINGTON). 

496. Charles Henry, b. Mar. 29, 1887. 

497. Shelby Alonzo, b. July 23. 1890. 

498. Edward Frost, b. Dec, 1896. 

499. Georgia, b. Aug. 13, 1899. 

300. Charles Noble Frost, s. of (137) George S., b. De- 
troit, Mar. 1, 1855; grad. Princeton, 75; post-grad, course 
in theology, Princeton, 1876-78; New College, Scotland, 
78-79. Ordained by Saginaw Presbytery, and installed 
pastor Pres. ch., Lapeer, Mich., Mar. 5, 1880; remained 
there till Nov., 1887; pastor first Pres. ch., Bay City, Mich. 
1887-'88; Victor, N. Y., 1888- '96; and to his present pas- 
torate, first Pres. ch. Bath, N. Y., 1896. Trustee Daven- 
port Library, Bath, N. Y. ; director Auburn Theological 
Seminary. 

He m. Sep. 2, 1885, Harriet Mason Ellinwood, (dau. of 
Dr. A. G. and Arlotta M. Bass Ellinwood, direct des. of 
John and Priscilla Alden), b. May 20, 1864, Attica, N. Y. 

CHILDREN: 

500. Ellen Arlotta, b. Lapeer, Mich., July 19, 1886. 

501. Ruth Ellinwood, b. Detroit, Jan. 7, 1889. 

502. Janet Noble, b. Victor, N. Y., Mar. 23, 1893. 

302. George Canfield Frost, s. of (137) George S., b. 
Detroit, Oct. 31, 1860; m. July 25, 1888, at Three Rivers, 
Mich., Claudia Bennett. Grad. Classical Dept. Princeton 
'81 ; Princeton Theolog. Seminary '85. Pastorates, Three 
Rivers, Mich., 1885-91; Honeoye Falls, N. Y.. 1891-96; 
Rochester, N. Y. (Calvary Presb.). his present pastorate 
since 1897. 

CHILDREN: 

503. George Antis, b. Three Rivers, Sep. 15. 1890; d. Rome, 
N. Y., Nov., 1896. 

504. Elizabeth, b. Rochester. Jan. 30, 1900. 

304. Conway Alonzo Frost, s. of (137) George S., b. 
Detroit, May 9, 1867; grad. Lawrenceville, N. Y., '86; 
studied Princeton Coll.; Med. dept. Univ. Mich.; grad. 
Bellevue Hosp. Med. Coll. '90; Post grad. Frieburg, Ger- 
many '90; Vienna '90-91; has held numerous college and 




No. 302~REV. GEORGE C. FROST. 

SEE PAGE 96. 



IN ENGLAND AND AMERICA 97 

hospital appointments and medical society offices at Clin- 
ton and Rome, N. Y. (previous residences), and at Utica, 
N. Y., his present residence, where he practices his specialty 
of pediatrics and obstetrics. Aug. 18. 1892, at Clinton, 
N. Y., he m. Ann Williams Mott. 

CHILDREN: 

505. Caroline Mott, b. Cinton, N. Y., Feb. 23. 1896. 

506. Edward Earl, b. Clinton, N. Y.. Nov. 12, 1897. 

306. Eugene Buel Frost, s. of (138) Eugene B., b. 
Tyrone, Mich., Apr. 13, 1851 ; m. Oct. 27, 1875, Frances 
Lovisa Ball, b. Cleveland, O.. Sep. 26, 1853 : she d. Jan. 8, 
1890; res. Frankfort, Mich.; occ. scaler. 

CHILDREN: 

507. Edna Maud, b. Frankfort, Oct. 7. 1876; govt, clerk, Wash- 
ington, D. C. 

508. Julian Buel, b. Frankfort, Feb. 3, 1878; clerk, Buffalo, 
N. Y. 

509. Chester Ball, b. Frankfort. Apr. 20, 1882; printer, Manis- 
tee, Mich. 

510. Dudley Walter, b. Frankfort, Apr. 1, 1884; d. Mar. 27, 
1899. 

511. Floyd Richard, b. Frankfort, Sep. 17, 1886; res. Chicago. 

307. Clara Jane Frost, dau. of (138) Eugene B., b. Sag- 
inaw, Mich., Aug. 24, 1853; m. Mar. 31, 1875, David 
McCallum Fish, b. Canada. Feb. 11, 1846; he d. Nov. 8, 
1881 ; res. Racine. Wis. 

CHILDREN: (FISH). 

512. Florence Elizabeth, b. Frankfort, Nov. 1, 1876; m. Nov. 1, 
1893. Fred Eugene Smith; one ch.: Lorna Defield, b. Mar. 25, 
1895; res. Hammond, Ind. 

513. Stanley Defield, b. Frankfort, Apr. 16, 1879; res. Manistee, 
Mich.; occ. printer. 

514. Jessie Penfold, b. Frankfort, Sep. 16, 1880; m. Jan. 31, 1907, 
William D. Weiss, M. D. ; res. Hammond. Ind. 

515. David McCallum, b. Frankfort. Nov. 4, 1881; res. Frank- 
fort. 

311. Edward Inglis Frost, s. of (141) Mahlon S., b. De- 
troit, Aug. 26, 1852; m. Oct. 21, 1886, St. Paul, Minn., 
Elizabeth S. Hancock, Wash'n, D. C, (dau. of Col. John 
Hancock). She died at Wash'n, D. C, in 1900; buried 
Hancock lot, Norristown, Pa. He lives Asheville, N. C. 



98 THE FROST FAMILY 

313. Henry Weston Folger Frost, s. (141) Mahlon S., b 
Detroit, Mich., Jan. 7, 1858; m. Sep. 12, 1883, Attica, N. Y., 
Abbie Gridley Ellinwood, (dau. of Dr. Albert G. and Maria 
[Bass] Ellinwood, the latter fifth in direct descent from 
John and Priscilla Alden, of the "Mayflower"), b. E. Pem- 
broke, N. Y., Mar. 2, 1856. He was a special student at 
Princeton '74 to '79; in business and evangelistic service 
1879-88, when he became connected with the China Inland 
Mission, of which he is Director for North America. Is 
editor of "China's Millions" and a minister of the Presby- 
terian Church. They lived Attica, N. Y., 1883-89; Toronto, 
Ont.. 1889 to 1901 ; Norristown, Pa., 1901-03 ; whence they 
moved to their present location, Germantown, Phila., Pa. 

CHILDREN: 

516. Ellinwood Alden, b. Attica, N. Y., July 28, 1884. 

517. Inglis Folger, b. Attica, N. Y., June 6, 1886. 

518. Elizabeth Sterling, b. Atitca, N. Y., Dec. 10, 1888. 

519. Hildegarde. b. Attica, N. Y., Nov. 24, 1890. 

520. Elfrida, b. Toronto, June 16, 1893. 

521. Reginald Radcliffe, b. Toronto, Mar. 14, 1897. 

522. Folger Weston, b. Norristown, Pa., June 15, 1903. 

315. Edward Justin Frost, s. of (144) Josiah B., b. Ypsi- 
lanti, Sep. 16, 1869; student Mechanical dept. Mich. Agr'l 
Coll., '90; m. June 29, 1898, Sara Caroline Lewis, (dau. of 
Dr. Chas. H., and Mary Barry Lewis), member Am. Society 
Mechanical Engineers ; with his bro., Chas. McN., propr's 
Frost Gear & Machine Co., Jackson, Mich. 

CHILDREN: 

523. Barry Lewis, b. June 18, 1899. 

524 Edward Justin, Jr., b. Feb. 26, 1901; d. Feb. 26, 1901. 

525. Sara Justine, b. May 21, 1902; d. Feb. 23, 1908. 

526. Robert Davy, b. Nov. 19, 1908. 

317. Charles McNaughton Frost, s. of (144) Josiah B., b. 
Jackson, Mich., Oct. 10, 1873 ; m. Apr. 23, 1898, Mabel Loine 
Eddy, (dau. of Hiram C. and Loine Thurston Eddy). Is a 
director and the treasurer of the 1st Church of Christ 
Scientist. Was a lieut. 1st Reg. M. N. G. 1897-98. 

CHILDREN: 

527. Loine, b. Mar. 18, 1899. 

319. Harlan Page Hurd, s. of (101) Russell, and (148) 
Nancy, b. Apr. 5, 1838; m. July 9, 1857, Mary Catherine 



IN ENGLAND AND AMERICA 99 

Knause. Vet. Civil War, three years' service, 17th N. Y. 
Ind, Batty ; was present at Lee's surrender ; mustered out 
Richmond, Va., June 12, 1865. Res. Newark, N. J. 

CHILDREN. (HURD). 

528. Willard Kendall, b. July 23, 1858. 

529. Mary Elizabeth, b. Oct. 17. I860; m. Oct. 5, 1886, Fred'k 
R. Schott; ch.: Katherine Elizabeth, b. May 19. 1888. 

530. Harlan Page, Jr., b. Jan. 15, 1863; m. Elizabeth Kinsey; 
ch.: Harlan Page 3rd, b. May 2, 1897; Elizabeth D. J., b. Oct. 18, 
1903. Is Prest. Newark Door Co.. Newark, N. J. 

531. Gertrude May, b. May 17, 1866. 

532. Benjamin Frost, b. May 1, 1869; m. Eloise Brownell, archi- 
tect, firm of Hurd & Sutton, Newark, N. J. 

533. Mabel Winifred, b. June 15, 1876; m. Apr. 9, 1902, Arthur 
S. Devoe; ch.: Harlan Smith, b. Nov. 22, 1903; Mary Elizabeth, b. 
June 23, 1905. 

331. Lizzie K. Frost, dau. of (155j James A., b. 1857; 
m. W. H. Knight; res. Cleveland, O. 

CHILDREN: (KNIGHT). 

534. Grace F., b. 1885; d. Sept. 16. 1896. 

535. Willie H., b. 1889; d. Feb. 12, 1903. 

536. James T., b. 1896. ' 

333. Charles L. Frost, s. of (155) James A., b. 1861 ; m. 
at Momence, 111., Lottie L. Clark; res. Chicago. 

CHILDREN: 

537. James M., b. 1889. 

538. Laurence, b. 1891; d. Dec. 16, 1899. 

539. Helen, b. 1894. 

540. Mary, b. 1896. 

541. Frank, b. 1903v 

542. Albert, b. 1906. 

337. William Goodell Frost, eldest son of (158) Lewis 
P., b. Leroy, N. Y., July 2, 1854; m. (1) 1876, Louise Raney ; 
(2) 1891, Ella Marsh. Reared on a farm, he prepared for 
college at home and at Milton Coll., Wis. ; entered Beloit 
Coll. '72 ; grad. Oberlin '76, receiving A. M. degree, and grad. 
in theology 1879 ; instructor Greek 1877-9 and Prof. Greek 
language and lit. Oberlin, 1879-92; studied at Wooster Univ., 
Harvard Coll., and Gottingen Univ., Germany; (abroad 
1891-2) ; received Ph. D., Wooster '91 ; D. D., Oberlin '93, 
Harvard '07; L. L. D., Oberlin '07. Author; Inductive 
Studies in Oratory ; Greek Primer. Is a contributor to 
periodicals. 



100 THE FROST FAMILY 

In 1893 elected Prest. Berea College, declining call to 
several more desirable and less difficult places ; has adapted 
educational methods at Berea to peculiar needs of the whites 
of great central mountain region of the south (a worthy 
class of people hitherto almost neglected and unknown), 
introducing normal, industrial and university extension 
work. Under his presidency the attendance and influence 
of Berea has greatly increased, its individuality developed 
and the special importance of its educational work has be- 
come known throughout the entire country. 

CHILDREN: 

543. Stanley, b. Oct. 26, 1881; m. Katherine Fairchild, 1904; 
grad. Berea, 1902; five years on New York Tribune; editor Citizen, 
Berea, Ky. 

544. Wesley, b. June 17, 1884; grad. Oberlin, 1907; Gov't em- 
ployee at Wash'n. 

545. Norman, b. June 23, 1887; sen'r Oberlin. 

546. Edith, b. April 19, 1894. 

547. Cleveland, b. April 3, 1896. 

338. Lewis Clayton Frost, s. of (158) L. P.. b. Arcade, 
N. Y., Aug. 22, 1859. From Painesville, O., where he at- 
tended high school and business college, at age of 17 went 
to Swartz Creek, Mich., took charge farm 120 acres, owned 
by his father, who was pastor at Grand Blanc, ten miles 
distant. In 1878 m. Gertrude Howell, Grand Blanc, Rev. 
L. P. Frost officiating. Continued to live Swartz Creek, 
where all children, except youngest, born. In winter, 1886-7, 
entered ministry, holding local preacher's license, M. E. 
church ; pastorates, New Lothrop, English Settlement, 
Commerce and Davison, Mich. In 1895 became pastor 
Cong'l church, Courtland, O., where ordained to Cong'l 
Ministry; subsequent pastorates, Barnesville, Minn; Far- 
well. Harrison and Standish, Mich. Present pastorate at 

Standish. 

CHILDREN: 

548. Pearl. 

549. Clara Maria. 

550. William Clayton. 

551. Minerva Eugenia, b. Aug. 11, 1885. 

552. Helen Georgene, b. Aug. 11, 1885. 

553. Lewis Jerome, b. New Lothrop, Mich., Aug. 27, 1888; 
student Berea Colelge. 

340. Nelson Amasa Frost, s. of (158) Lewis P.. b. Evans, 
N. Y., Apr. 5, 1866; m. Aug. 17, 1888, Emily Eulalia Ver- 
melyea, Quincy Twp., Minn. Settled Minn., 1885 ; grad. 





No. 338. No. 340. No. 341. 

i:V. LEWIS C. FROST. NELSON A. FROST. REV. WILLARD J. FROST. 

SEE PAGE 100. SEE PAGE 100. SEE PAGE 101. 




No. 337— REV. WILLIAM GOODELL FROST. 

president Berea College. 
SEE PAGE 99. 



IN ENGLAND AND AMERICA 101 

State Normal School, Mankato ; farmer and school teacher 
1886 to 1900; supt. schools. N. Mankato, Minn., Clark, S. D , 
and Wauboy, S. D., 1900-1907; now farming Portland, Ore. 

CHILDREN: 

554. Rufus v., b. June 13, 1889. 

555. Reuben Willard, b. Mar. 28, 1892. 

556. Nelson Aniasa, b. Apr. 29, 1894. 

557. Ruth Josephine, b. July 15. 1896. 

558. John Jay, b. Jan. 16, 1900. 

559. Jesse Verne, b. June 21, 1902. 

560. Evangeline, b. Feb. 23, 1906. 

561. Emily Eulalia, b. Aug. 31, 19<)8. 

341. Willard Jerome Frost, s. of (158) Lewis P., b. Janes- 
ville. Wis., Feb. 21. 1869; m. (1) Nov. 28. 1888, Flora May 
Livingstone, Oberlin, O. ; (2) 1901, Nora Belle Gardner. 
Degree of B. D. Oberlin, '95; Ph. B., Baldwin Univ. '98; 
studies for the latter pursued during pastorate at Dover, O. 
For last twenty years in missionary work and ministry ; 
ordained in 1892. In connection with his ministry, he 
founded the Commercial News, a weekly paper at Wil- 
liamston, Mich. Is pastor of the first Cong. Church Spring- 
field, Neb. 

CHILDREN: 1st WIFE. 

562. Irving, d. in infancy. 

563. Ernest Goodell, b. May 10, 1892. 

CHILDREN: 2d WIFE. 

564. Theodosia. b. Jan. 21, 1903. 

565. Dorothy, b. Dec. 4, 1905. 

342. Nellie Clayton Frost, dau. of (162) Nelson J., b. Oct. 
16, 1867; m. W. C. Findley, Atchison. Kan. He d. May 27, 
1906; no. ch. ; lives Atchison. 

343. Franklin Machin Frost, s. of (162) Nelson J., b. May 
20, 1871 ; m. (1) June 5, 1894, May J. Smith, Painesville, O. ; 
she d. Jan. 5, 1899, and Oct. 10, 1900, he m. Mae Marie 
Pixley, Unionville, O. ; no ch. by second wife. He is pas- 
senger agt., B. & O. R. R.. Youngstown, O. 

CHILDREN: 1st WIFE. 

566. Lillian Adele, b. Apr. 25. 1898. 

344. Emma Lorena Frost, dau. of (162) Nelson J., b. 
Nov. 19, 1881 ; m. Parish ; no ch. ; d. about April 20, 1907, at 
Kewanee, 111. 



102 THE FROST FAMILY 

345. Ralph Jerome Frost, s. of (162) Nelson J., b. Sep. 
30, 1884; lives with his mother in Washington, D. C. 

346. Delia Angeline Frost, dau. of (165) Lorenzo, b. 
Burton, Mich., 1851-2; m. Geo. Boughton (now deceased). 
She lives with her daughter at Houston, Tex. 

CHILDREN: 

567. Myrtie, m. Mr. White; res. St. Louis. Mo. 

568. Estella, m. Walter B. Sharp; res, Houston, Tex. 

347. Willis Arthur Frost, s. of (165) Lorenzo, b. Aug. 

1858; m. Katherine Kelly; d. Jan. 27, 1909. His wid. res. 

Flint, Mich. 

CHILDREN: 

569. Elwin Arthur, b. Burton, Mich., Nov. 17, 1882. 

570. Harriet Grace, b. Burton, Nov. 14, 1884; m. Mar. 2, 1909, 
Ashton F. Embry; res. Knoxville, Tenn. 

571. Loren W., b. Flint, Mich., 1899. 

353. Eunice F. Loomis, dau. of (167) Celestia, b. Sep. 13, 
1835; m. Mar. 17. 1859, Elihu Mix. b. July 18, 1833. He d. 
Tuly 28, 1868. 

CHILDREN: (MIX). 

572. Elmer E., b. Nov. 18, 1861; m. Oct. 16, 1888, Minnie Scul- 
ley; res. Lapeer, Mich. 

354. Lucy E. Loomis, dau. of (167) Celestia, b. Sep. 30, 
1848; m. Dec. 15, 1875, Edward E. Bixby, b. June 1, 1849; 
res. Flint Mich. 

CHILDREN: (BIXBY). 

573. Merle Laverne, b. Nov. 10, 1876: d. Oct. 14, 1877. 

574. Glenn L. 

575. Everett Ray. 

576. Lulu Inez, b. Oct. 23, 1882; d. Sep. 8, 1883. 

577. Effie Mae. 

578. Eda Celestia, b. Nov. 10. 1888. 

579. Irme Lucy, b. Dec. 28, 1892. 

355. Eugene W. Loomis, s. of (167) Celestia, b. Apr. 10, 
1852; m. Dec. 30, 1874, Clara E. Perry, b. Dec. 22, 1853; res. 
Wilson, Niag. Co., N. Y. 

CHILDREN: * 

580. Arthur Eugene, b. May 27, 1876; m. Mar. 5, 1902, Nellie 
Bradley; ch.: Clifford Eugene, b. June 11, 1907. 

581. Howard Merle Loomis, b. Dec. 15, 1878; d. Apr. 29, 1886. 



IN ENGLAND AND AMERICA 103 

359. William Edward Davis, s. of (171) Sarah More- 
house, b. May 2, 1853 ; m. Dec. 4, 1875, Alice Wright ; res. 
Mechanicsville, la. 

CHILDREN: 

582. Nellie May Davis, b. Apr. 8, 1879; m. Dec. 28, 1898, M. E. 
Miller; ch.: Willis Earl, b. June 5, 1901; Esther Alma, b. July 7, 
1906; Charles Wright, b. Mar. 18, 1908. 

583. Mable Edna, b. Oct. 2, 1886; d. Jan. 27, 1887. 

360. Amelia J. Frost, dau. of (172) William O., b. Oct. 17, 
1850. Lived in western New York until 1887, when, under 
auspices of Woman's National Indian Ass'n, went to Idaho, 
as a missionary and teacher of the Indians. With the ex 
ception of a short visit east in interest of W. N. A. and 
Woman's Bd. of Home Mis. of Presb. Church, she remained 
there continuously until a very recent date, when poor health 
compelled her to return. Her work is a monument of self- 
sacrificing devotion to the Indian cause. 

362. Lewis Tappan Frost, s. of (172) William O., b. 
Avon, N. Y., June 5, 1871 ; m. at Denver, Col., June 15, 1897, 
Mima Scott; lives Denver, Col. 

CHILDREN: 

584. Harold Orville, b. Denver, Feb. 28, 1898. 

585. Lewis Scott, b. Denver, Aug. 9, 1899. 

365. Albert J. Hill, s. of (178) Robert L., b. Aug. 17, 
1841 ; m. Florence Ryan Nov. 1, 1871 ; res. Medina, N. Y. 

CHILDREN: 

586. Robert L., b. Jan. 3, 1874; died Dec. 19, 1884. 

587. Edith, b. Dec. 31, 1875. 

588. Hazel, b. Jan. 18, 1882; m. Clarence Barnes; res. Ft. Col- 
lins, Col. 

589. Albert J., Jr., b. Nov. 26, 1887. 

367. Cora A. Hill, dau. of (178) Robert L., b. Dec. 20, 
1847; m. Jan. 18, 1871, Myron S. Newell, Medina, N. Y. ; res. 
Buffalo. 

CHILDREN: (NEWELL). 

590. Robert Hill, b. Dec. 21, 1871; m. Anna Andrews; res. 
Medina, N. Y. 

591. Arthur Wellington, b. Oct. 7, 1875; res. New York. 

368. Helen A. Hill, dau. of (178) Robert L., b. Dec. 26, 
1852; m. Sep. 19, 1877, Dr. Everett M. Baker, dentist, 



104 THE FROST FAMILY 

Medina, N.. Y. ; since his death she has removed to Wellston, 
Oklahoma. 

CHILDREN: 

592. Graham H., b. Nov. 25. 1878; d. infancy. 

593. Ethel, b. July 29, 1880. 

594. Harold J., b. Mar. 29, 1884; m. and lives Wellston, Okla- 
homa. 

595. Beatrice, b. Sep. 10, 1887; d. at about two years. 

596. Ralph A., b. Jan. 13. 1892. 

369. Eugene Virgil Smalley, s. of (182) Jared, b. Ran- 
dolph, O.; m. Josephine Conday; soldier 7th Ohio inf. Civ. 
War; journalist; editorial writer N. Y. Tribune; publisher 
Northwest Magazine, St. Paul; d. St. Paul, Dec. 31, 1899. 

CHILDREN: 

597. Stella, d. 1897. 

598. Victor. 

370. Palemon Jared Smalley, s. of (183) Edmund J., b. 
W'msville, N. Y.. Dec. 25. 1842; m. Mar. 21, 1865, Emma 
Girault Winburn, New Orleans, La.; enlisted Apr. 1861, 4th 
Wis. inf.; made 1st Lt. R. Q. M. 99 Col. Inf. Discharged 
May 31. 1866. Occ. lawyer, later journalist; editor Sioux 
City (la. ) Tribune. 

CHILDREN: 

599. Victoria Winburn. b. New Orleans. Oct. 28, 1866; m.. June 
1, 1892, John G. Gregory, editor Ev'g Wisconsin, Milwaukee; one 
ch.: Elizabeth Winburn. b. Mar. 22, 1895. 

60U. Edmund Walker, b. New Orleans, Dec. 27, 1867; m. Oct. 
15, 1904, Edna Fracc; res. Grant's Pass. Ore.; two ch.: Lotta El- 
len, b. Omaha, Nov. 12, 1905, Fracia, b. Sep. 16, 1907. 

601. John Francis, b. Manitowoc, Wis., Aug. 12, 1870; m. Nov, 
28, 1893. Caledonia, Minn.. Mary L. Harries; ch.: John Girault, b. 
Oct. 12, 1901; Dorothy Winburn, b. Santa Rosa, Cal., Feb. 20, 1905; 
occ. reporter, Tribune, Sioux City. la. 

602. George Herbert, b. Manitowoc, June 17, 1872; m. May 10. 
1901, at Tucson, Ariz., Lydia Roca; one ch.: Yndia Roca, b. Tuc- 
son, June 28. 1902; occ. journalist; clerk U. S. Court, Globe, Ariz. 

603. Flora Frances, b. Manitowoc, Nov. 27, 1874; occ. teacher, 
St. Paul. 

604. Harvey D., b. Caledonia, Minn., Nov. 5, 1877; occ. re- 
porter St. Paul Live Stock Reporter. 

605. Maude Girault, b. Caledonia, May 29, 1880. 

606. Lotta Clayton, b. Caledonia. Mar. 26, 1883; occ. stenog- 
rapher, St. Paul. 

607. Ralph Emerson, b. Caledonia, Oct. 26, 1887; student arch.. 
Armour Inst., Chicago. 

371. Herschel Daniel Smalley, s. of (183) Edmund J., b. 
W'msville, N. Y., Aug. 26, 1846; m. Sep. 15, 1869. at Mani- 



2; 

o 



O 

> 
X 



o 

H 




Z 

o 

00 
OJ 

I 

< 

w 
z 
w 



o 




IN ENGLAND AND AMERICA 105 

towoc, Agnes Langworthy. Was drummer-boy, 1st Wis. 
inf.; captured, Chattanooga. 1863, and confined in Conf. 
prisons 18 mos. ; occ. hotel keeper Sleepy Eye. Minn. 

CHILDREN: 

608. Carence Hermogene, b. July 10, 1870; m. Emma Boehmer, 
Tucson, Ariz.. 1897; died Kansas City, Nov. 20, 1908; two children 
— girls. 

609. John Langworthy, b. Manitowoc, Sep. 4, 1873; m. Nettie 
Reardon; ch.: Elizabeth A., b. Mar. 26. 1900. Occ. patternmaker; 
res. Manitowoc, Wis. 

610. Frederick Herschel, b. Manitowoc, May 24, 1877; m. 

occ. locomotive eng'r, Green Bay, Wis. 

611. Mabel Minnesota, b. Caledonia, Minn., May 23. 1883; m. 
Jan. 26. 1906, at Sleepy Eye, Minn.. Rev. Fred S. Atwood. 

612. Fanny Lucretia, b. Alanitowoc, Jan. 23, 1885; stenog- 
rapher, Kansas City, Mo. 

Z72. Clarence Christian Smalley, s. of (183) Edmund J., 
b. Sheboygan. Wis., July 16. 1850; m. at Cazenovia, Mich., 
July 25. 1871. Josephine L. Colburn ; d. Manitowoc, Nov. 3, 
1903 ; foundryman. 

CHILDREN: 

613. Charles Andrew, b. Manitowoc. May 9, 1872; m. Bertha 
Stein; several children; res. Marinette, Wis. 

614. Reno Clarence, b. Manitowoc, Oct. 22, 1877. 

615. Myrtle Josephine, b. Manitowoc, Jan. 22, 1885. 

lilZ. Edmund Harvey Smalley, s. of (183) Edmund J., b. 
Sheboygan, Nov. 13, 1852; m. at Chicago. Apr. 15, 1885; 
Angeline Kimball; she died; no children; he is a lawyer; 
res. Chicago. 

374. Charles Fremont Smalley, s. of (183) Edmund J., b. 
Sheboygan Falls, Wis., Dec. 19, 1856; m. June 15. 1880. Car- 
rie L. Barnes. He was prest. of Smalle}' Mfg. Co., Mani- 
towoc, Wis. He d. Oct. 21, '01. 

CHILDREN: 

616. Charles Fremont, b. Manitowoc, Dec. 2'i, 1885: res. 
Kansas City, Mo. 

376. Elwin L. Carter, s. of (185) Sophronia. b. Feb. 23, 
1853; m. Oct. 15, 1879, Amanda J. Snow, Brecksville. O.; 
lived at North Royalton. O. ; res. Brecksville, O. ; occ. 
farmer. 



106 THE FROST FAMILY 

CHILDREN: (CARTER). 

617. Bertha M., b. Jan. 12, 1882. 

618. Holland H., b. Aug. 16, 1884. 

619. Leyton E., b. Aug. 31, 1892. 

620. Marian S., b. May 19, 1897. 

377. Herbert Frost, s. of (187) William, b. Jan. 22, 1862; 
m. Eva A. Newton, b. Richfield, O., June 4, 1866; res. 
Granger, O. ; occ. farmer. 

CHILDREN: 

621. Ford W. 

622. Fred H.. b. Aug. 12, 1887. 

623. Margie, b. July 1, 1889; m. July 17, 1906, Ford H. Gargett; 
res. W. Richfield, O. 

624. Edith, b. Dec. 6, 1891. 

403. Andrew James Frost, s. of (216) Benjamin F., b. 
June 27, 1878; m. June 6, 1900, Mary Adeline Sumner; she 
d. Mar. 6, 1905, and he m. (2) Sep. 18, 1905, Mabel Hollen- 
beck. He is a grad. Ypsilanti Normal School; occ. teacher; 
res. Davis, Mich. 

CHILDREN: 1st WIFE. 

625. Ettie May, b. Aug. 17, 1901. 

626. Herbert Kay, b. Mar. 13, 1903; d. Feb. 10. 1904. 

CHILDREN, BY SECOND WIFE: 

627. Viola Vhey, b. July 23, 1906. 

628. Edith Marie, b. Sep. 21, 1908. 

404. David Earl Frost, s. of (216) Benjamin F., b. June 
24, 1881; m. Feb. 1, 1901, Estella A. Perkings ; grad. Ypsi- 
lanti Normal School ; occ. teacher and Commissioner of 
Schools, Macomb Co.. Mich. ; res. Armada. 

CHILDREN: 

629. Esther Aurilla, b. June 21, 1903. 

630. Clarence Earl, b. Apr. 6, 1905. 

NINTH GENERATION. 

417. Alfred Gold Frost, s. of (225) John E., b. July 3, 
1874; m. June, 1900, Leota Nicholson. Is cashier Mexico 
City Banking Co., City of Mexico. 

CHILDREN: 

631. John Nicholson, b. Dec. 6, 1902. 



IN ENGLAND AND AMERICA 107 

418. Jean Kitchell Frost, dau. of (225) John E., b. June 
15, 1876; m. Dec, 1903, Prof. Chas. Sumner Stewart, prin- 
cipal County High School, DesPlaines, 111. 

CHILDREN: (STEWART). 

632. Francis Frost, b. May 25. 1907. 

419. Thomas Bancroft Frost, s. of (225) John E., b. Aug. 
27, 1879; m. Nov. 27, 1903, Ivah Davis. Is chief clerk and 
sec'y to manager of the Waters-Pierce Oil Co., City of 
Mexico. 

CHILDREN: 

633. Sarah Elizabeth, b. Sep. 18, 1904. 

429. Frederick Leslie Frost, s. of (242) Cloys M., b. Feb. 
3, 1878, Buffalo; m. Louise Clabeaux ; empl. Postal Tel. Co., 
Buffalo. 

CHILDREN: 

634. Robert John, b. Apr. 22, 1904. 

635. Virginia Mary. b. May 17, 1907. 

431. Miriam Knox Pierson, dau. of (243) Evelyn M., b. 
Castroville, Cal., Nov. 24, 1883; m. Jan. 26, 1904, Ralph 
Johnson. 

CHILDREN: (JOHNSON). 

636. Phyllis Scott, b. San Francisco, Feb. 24, 1905. 

637. Evelyn Miriam, b. San Francisco, July 28, 1907. 

638. Walter Francis, b. San Francisco, July 18, 1908. 

438. Fanny A. Frost, dau. of (250) James M., b. July 
26, 1869; m. Apr., 1899, Dan M. Mullin, machinist, Man- 
chester, N. Y. 

CHILDREN: (MULLIN). 

639. Richard H.. b. Aug. 23, 1900; d. Mar., 1903. 

640. Marion R., b. Nov. 10, 1902. 

641. Lucia I., b. Jan. 11, 1906. 

439. Richard M. Frost, s. of (250) James M., b. Oct. 21, 
1870; m. Aug. 8, 1905, Edith M. Pales, (dau. of Lucius and 
Lois Hicks Fales). He is in the R. R. mail service; res. N. 
Evans, N. Y. 

440. Jennie Josephine Rebecca Frost, dau. of (250) James 
M., b. Feb. 26, 1874; m. Aug. 13, 1896. Alvin W. Shepard, b. 
Aug. 21, 1865. He is a grad. Cornell '91, a school principal, 
Buffalo, where they live. 



108 THE FROST FAMILY 

CHILDREN; (SHEPARD). 

642. Alvin F.. b. Feb. 3. 1904. 

643. Rebecca, b. Sep. 1, 1906. 

44L Franklin M. Frost, s. of (250) James M.. b. Nov. 3, 
1875 ; ni. Jean Owens. A farmer, lives on the homestead at 
N. Evans, N. Y. 

CHILDREN: 

644. Helen E.. b. July 14, 1908. 

442. Ellen Lamira Frost, dau. of (250) James M., b. 
Sep. 19, 1877; m. 1908. James Thomas, farmer, Trumans- 
burg. N. Y. 

CHILDREN: (THOMAS). 

645. Josephine, b. Feb. 14, 1909. 

443. James Nathan Frost, s. of (250) James M., b. Oct. 5, 
1885; V. S., grad. Cornell '07. Instructor vet. surg. Cornell. 

447. Grace E. Meigs, dau. of (253) Caroline, b. Oct. 12, 
1878; m. Apr. 1. 1897, r))n-on Huyler, (s. of John and Annie 
Post Muyler). They live at Tenafly, N. J. 

CHILDREN: (HUYLER). 

64^. Marjorie. b. Jan. 1, 1898. 

548. Pearl Frost, dau. of (338) Lewis C, b. June 1, 1880; 
m. by Rev. L. C. F., Nov. 28, 1901, Harry Shales, Davison, 

Mich. 

CHILDREN: (SHALES). 

647. Edith Gertrude b. May 14, 1903. 

549. Clara Maria Frost, dau. of (338) L. C, b. Jan. 2, 
1882; grad. Normal dept. Berea Coll.; m. by Rev. L. C. P., 
July 3, 1902. Harrison ?Tunt, Clare, Mich.; res. Saginaw. 

CHILDREN: (HUNT). 

648. Beulah May. d. in infancy. 

649. Samuel Lewis, b. June 14, 1904. 

650. George Eugene, b. July 24, 1905. 

651. Gertrude Emeline, b. Dec. 25, 1907. 

550. William Clayton Frost, s. of (338) L. C. b. Nov. 11, 
1883; m. by Rev. L. C. F., Sep. 5, 1903, Ethyl May Tew, 
Harrison. Mich.; she d. Nov. 2, 1905. at Flint, where he 
still lives. No ch. 




CHILDREN OF 
No. 313— REV. HENRY W. and ABBIE G. FROST. 

SEE PAGE 98. 



IN ENGLAND AND AiMERICA 109 

574. Glenn L. Bixby, s. of (354) Lucy E., b. May 22, 
1878; m. Tena McCulloch, Dec. 17, 1903; she d. Feb. 16, 
1905. 

CHILDREN: 

652. Edward Laverne, b. Feb. 8, 1905. 

575. Everett R. Bixby, s. of (354) Lucy E., b. Jan. 1, 
1880; m. Mar. 19, 1906, Blanche R. Doty. 

CHILDREN: 

653. Jessie Rosalin, b. Apr. 22, 1907. 

654. Edna Lucille, b. July 2, 1908. 

577. Effie M. Bixby, dau. of (354) Lucy E., b. Jan. 5, 
1886; m. Mar. 16, 1905, Ray W. Jenks. 

CHILDREN: (JENKS). 

655. Merle D., b. Aug. 2, 1906. 

656. Howard, b. Sep. 2, 1908. 

621. Ford W. Frost, s. of {Z77) Herbert, b. Apr. 27, 1885; 
m. Claudia Hollipiter; res. Akron, O. ; occ, in the Repubic 
Oil Co. 

CHILDREN: 

657. Cecil Annie, b. Apr. 22, 1908, Akron, O. 



BIBLIOGRAPHY 



American Family Antiquity, vol. L Welles; History of 
Cambridg-e, Mass., Paige; 250th Anniversary of Cambridge, 
Clapp; History of Framingham. Barry; History of Fram- 
ingham, Temple; History of Milford, Mass., Ballon; New 
England Hist. & Genealogical Register; Cory's History of 
Maiden, Mass.; Schenck's History of Fairfield, Conn.; 
Pioneers of Mass., Pope ; Young's Chronicles, Shepard ; MSS. 
from Wm. W. Hammond, Rev. Wm. Goodell Frost, Mark 
Luther, Mrs. Josiah Bent Frost, Harriet E. Frost, Mrs. 
Wm. H. Seward, Rev. Charles Noble Frost, Rev. Henry 
W. Frost, and family records from individual members of 
many branches of the family. 



PART III. 



BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES 



AND 



GENEALOGICAL RECORDS 

OF INTEREST TO THE FAMILIES OF 

JOHN EDWARD FROST, THOMAS GOLD FROST, 

WILLIAM GEORGE FROST, DAN FROST 

AND EDWARD L. FROST 




No. 33— REV. JOHN FROST. 

(From an old painting.) 
SEE PAGE 113. 



BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES 

AND 

GENEALOGICAL RECORDS 



33. John Frost. 



John Frost the eldest son of (26) John Frost and Amy 
Tenant was born September 3rd, 1783, at Williamsburg, 
Mass. The house in which he was born was what is now 
known as the "Bartlett House" on Meeting House Hill. 

In 1795, his father with his large family, removed to 
Sandgate, Vermont. He prepared for college with the 
local minister at that place and graduated from Middlebury 
College in the class of 1806. He commenced his preparation 
for the ministry that same year at Andover Seminary, from 
which institution he graduated in 1808. In May, 1810, he 
entered the ministry, after teaching two years in Andover 
Seminary. He was greatly interested in foreign missions, and 
assisted in forming in Boston, in 1811. the first society 
(A. B. C. F. M.) for foreign missions. In its interest he 
spoke in numerous places in New England and New York. 
During this time he declined pastoral calls to Danbury, 
Connecticut, and Braintree and Williamsburg, Mass. In 
November, 1812, he was invited to succeed Mr. Carnahan as 
pastor of the Presbyterian Church at Whitesboro, New 
York. He accepted and was ordained March 13th, 1813, the 
Rev. Axel Backus, President of Hamilton College, preaching 
the ordination sermon, on Ministereal Fidelity, from the text 
in Isaiah 58:1. For twenty years he remained as pastor of 
this church. During this time he was a cotemporary and 
friend of Rev. Mr. Dwight and Mr. Aiken at Utica, and the 
Rev. Mr. Coe at Hartford. He was a ready and active co- 
operator with the Rev. Geo. W. Gale in the founding of the 
Manual Labor School (later known as the Oneida Institute 
and Whitesboro Seminary) at Whitesboro, N. Y., and Knox 
College at Galesburg, 111. Later Mr. Frost was located as 
pastor at Elmira, New York, and Waterville, New York, at 
which latter place he died March 1st 1842. His last words 
were "God reigns and always has reigned." As a preacher 
Mr. Frost was clear, logical, and convincing. When enlisted 
in some great moral crusade, such as the temperance or 



114 THE FROST FAMILY 

slavery question, he was most impressive and eloquent. He 
was absolutely fearless in the expression of his views on 
this question of slavery, at a time when it sometimes cost a 
man his life to speak out boldly. He was a forceful writer 
and by tongue and pen won far more than a local reputation 
as a preacher, lecturer, and philanthropist. For thirteen 
years he was a trustee of Hamilton College, where his 
grandson — John Frost — sixty years later succeeded him. In 
1813 he was married to the beautiful and accomplished Har- 
riet L. Gold, youngest daughter of Hon. Thos. R. Gold of 
Whitesboro. To this union, four children were born. (1) 
Sarah Gold, afterwards married to Rev. Andrew Hull of 
Elmira, New York, (an only child of this marriage, Thomas 
G. Hull of Baltimore. Maryland, still survives), (2) Mary, 
married to William Burt of Chicago. (Two children sur- 
vived her death in 1863. Harriet and Sarah). (3) Thomas 
Gold Frost. (4.) Harriet Frost, who died unmarried at 
Whitesboro, New York, in May, 1888. 

87. Thomas Gold Frost, Sr. 

Thomas Gold Frost was born in Whitesboro, Oneida 
County, New York, May 4th. 1821. His father was the Rev. 
John Frost (33) a man of ability and prominence, and 
wherever he labored, it was for the best and highest things 
of life. The mother of Thomas, Harriet L. Gold, was the 
t'aughter of the Hon. Thomas R. Gold, a leading lawyer of 
the state, a most able and influential member of Congress, 
and a man prominent in the public affairs of the day. She 
v/as a woman of brilliant intellect, as well as of strong and 
attractive personality. 

Thomas in early childhood showed evidences of the traits 
that later became characteristics of his manhood ; namely, 
unusual sensitiveness of conscience, thoughtfulness, and 
fidelity to every duty, both secular and religious. He pos- 
sessed a most remarkable power of analysis coupled with 
clear forceful expression and the ability to carry to success- 
ful conclusion whatever he undertook. 

He graduated with salutatory honors from Hamilton 
College in 1843. In college he was a member of the Alpha 
Chapter of the Alpha Delta Phi's. After graduation he 
began the study of law, and was admitted to practice in 
1846 at Rome. New York. In his arguments before the 
courts, he displayed at all times that trait so rare among 
legal practitioners — which has been not infelicitously 
termed "intellectual honesty." 



IN ENGLAND AND AMERICA 115 

On November 18th, 1847, he was married to Elizabeth 
Anna Bancroft, of Rome. Here they resided until 1857 and 
here were born a son, John E. Frost, and a daughter, Louisa 
Frost. This union was one of peculiar happiness and adapta- 
bility. Mrs. Frost was a woman of refined and cultivated 
tastes, and of unusual sweetness and strength of character. 
She possessed not only fine and discriminating literary judg- 
ment, but she had herself no mean ability as a writer and she 
often expressed herself in rhyme, and her poems embody 
thoughts of great beauty. In conversation bright, and with 
a keen sense of humor, she was a delightful companion. 
Deeply religious, she exerted always a strong influence 
for good upon all around her. She returned to the old 
home in Galesburgh after her husband's death in 1880, 
living there through a serene old age until October 13th, 
1905^ 

In the spring of 1857, the family moved to Galesburg, 
Illinois, and here were born Elizabeth Bancroft Frost, and 
Thomas Gold Frost. Jr. 

In Illinois Mr. Frost soon came to be recognized as one 
of the foremost lawyers of the state. Few lawyers in 
Illinois at that time had as many cases in the Supreme 
Court as had he. He had a well trained, discriminating mind, 
an unusual degree of analytical power and a conscientious 
fidelity to his clients, whether the amount involved was 
great or small. 

At the time of the Lincoln-Douglas Debate at Gales- 
burg, Mr. Frost was asked to deliver the address of 
welcome to Mr. Lincoln, which he did in a speech marked 
by a clear and comprehensive understanding and presenta- 
tion of those great questions then agitating the nation. He 
was for many years a trustee of Knox College at Gales- 
burg. In 1871 Mr. Frost removed to Chicago and was a 
prominent and successful attorney at the Cook County 
Bar until the time of his death, which occurred at Las 
Vegas, New Mexico, December 22nd, 1880. He was 
president of the village of Evanston, Illinois, from 1879 
until his death. He was an elder of the Presbyterian 
Church in Galesburg and Evanston for more than twenty 
years. 

The resolutions of the Chicago and Galesburg Bars, 
the sincere and voluntary testimonies of judges and at- 
torneys, both as to his ability as a lawyer and his honorable 
and influential life; the words of pastor and people in the 



116 THE FROST FAMILY 

churches where he had been an honored elder, were many 
and unusually strong. 

His body was laid to rest in the cemetery at Galesburg, 
where twenty-five years later his wife, Elizabeth, was 
buried. 

225. John Edward Frost of Topeka, Kansas. 

John Edward Frost of Topeka, Kansas, eldest son of 
Thomas Gold Frost and Elizabeth Anna (Bancroft) Frost, 
was born at Rome, Oneida County, New York, April 22nd, 
1849. 

In 1857 his parents removed with their family to Gales- 
burg, Illinois, which continued to be his home until 1883. 
where he was educated in select schools, prepared for 
college in Knox Academy, entered and passed the fresh- 
man and sophomore 3^ears in Knox College and, Avith hon- 
orable dismissal therefrom, entered the junior class of 
Hamilton College, New York, where he graduated with 
honor in 1871, receiving the degree of A. B. and in 1904 
he was elected president of the Western Alumni Association 
and a trustee of Hamilton College. In 1906 his Alma 
Mater conferred upon him the degree of A. M., and in 1908 
honored him with the degree of LL. D. He is a member 
of the Chi Psi college fraternity, is a republican in politics 
and since boyhood a member of the Presbyterian Church. 
During his senior year in college and for the following 
year he read law. On October 10th, 1871, he was married 
to Margaret E. Kitchell, the only child of Hon. Alfred 
Kitchell of Illinois, an upright Christian lawyer arid a 
judge of unsullied reputation. 

Of this marriage six children were born, all living 
except Mary Elizabeth, the eldest, who died August 8th, 
1906, whose character was a rarely beautiful one. She 
was a graduate with high honors of Knox College at 
Galesburg, Illinois, taking the salutatory of her class, with 
the degree of B. S. in 1892, afterward receiving from Knox 
the degree of M. L., and after a post-graduate course at 
Cornell University and at the University of Kansas, the 
latter conferred upon her the degree of M. A. 

In a memorial volume dedicated by her father to her 
memory, her pastor said, "Mary Frost was one of earth's 
rare souls, one to be easily singled out by a pastor as a 
Christian of the finer type." In the same volume one of 
her friends says of her — "To have known her was to know 




N 
> 

H 

w i-pi 

5> 

n o 
c; o 

H 

O 
w 

H 




IN ENGLAND AND AMERICA 117 

an elder daughter in whom her father and mother relied 
with unbroken trust, a sister whose gentle care and sacri- 
ficing love were unfailing, a friend steadfast and sincere, 
an earnest Christian whose faith was a living reality." 

The living children of John E. and Margaret E. Frost 
are Alfred Gold Frost, cashier of the Mexico City Banking 
Company, in the city of Mexico, Jean Kitchell Frost, wife of 
Mr. Chas. Sumner Stewart, principal of the county high 
school, Des Plaines. Cook County, 111., Thomas Bancroft 
Frost, chief clerk and secretary to the general manager of 
the Waters-Pierce Oil Company in the city of Mexico, 
and Grace Harriet Frost and Russell Edward Frost, the 
latter two living with their parents in the family home in 
Topeka, all worthy scions of a worthy lineage. 

In 1883 Mr. Frost removed to Topeka, Kansas, which 
has been his home continuously since. 

A biographical sketch of him, in "Eminent Men of Kan- 
sas" published in 1901, after giving details of his birth and 
education, says: "After graduating, he read law and then 
"engaged in the sale of Kansas R. R. lands coupled with the 
"direction of immigration to Kansas ; and to the up-building 
"of that state and the promotion of its material interests 
"he has devoted the past thirty years of his life. He is 
"authority upon all matters pertaining to immigration, and 
"especially in the practical part of exposition work con- 
"nected with them. 

"lie was district agent of the land department of the 
''Atchison, Topeka, & Santa Fe Railroad Company from 
"1872 to 1879, and was then appointed traveling agent of 
"the land department of that company. In 1882 he removed 
"to Topeka, and was successively general agent and chief 
"clerk of the land department, and general land commis- 
"sioner of the "Santa Fe" from 1880 to November 1st, 1898, 
"when, after twenty-six years' service with the railroad 
"company, he resigned, having purchased the unsold Santa 
"Fe lands in Kansas. 

"During his long service with the Santa Fe Company, 
"he filled many positions of important trust other than as 
"an employe and ofBcer of that great railway system. 

"He was president of the Exhibitors' Association at the 
"International Cotton Exposition at Atlanta, Georgia, in 
"1881. 

"In 1894 he was elected president of the Hamilton 
"College Mid-Continental Alumni Association. In the same 
"year he was elected vice-president of the National Irriga- 



118 THE FROST FAMILY 

"tion Congress at Denver, Colorado, and in the following 
"year president of that body, over which he presided at the 
"annual meeting at Albuquerque, New Mexico. In 1898 he 
"was made vice-president and treasurer of the Kansas 
"Commission of the Trans-Mississippi and International 
"Exposition at Omaha, Nebraska. During Mr. Frost's 
"residence in Topeka he has also been president and man- 
"ager of various successful investment companies. 

"He is now president of the Commercial Club of Topeka. 

"He was one of the executive committee of the India 
"Famine Fund, which in 1900 sent a train load of Kansas 
"corn and many thousands of dollars in money, contributed 
"by the citizens of Kansas to the relief of the famine 
"sufferers." 

"He is a member of the First Presbyterian church of 
"Topeka; in politics a Republican, and in all things a 
"thorough Kansan." 

Since the foregoing was published in 1901, Mr. John 
E. Frost was reelected president of the Topeka Commercial 
Club in 1902 and 1903, and declined further reelection. In 
January of the latter year he presided in the great city 
auditorium of Topeka, at the inauguration of the Governor 
and other state officers. 

In the spring of that year Mr. Frost was chairman of 
the executive committee of arrangements for the eleventh 
international conference of the Young Men's Christian 
Association, which was held in Topeka, and was also 
chairman of the committee for the reception of Theodore 
Roosevelt, President of the United States, during the con- 
ference at the laying of the corner stone of the Railroad 
Y. M. C. A. building in Topeka. Late in May of the same 
year, a great calamity came upon the city of Topeka and 
contiguous regions in the valley of the Kansas River, by 
reason of the overflow of the river, causing a flood which 
inundated nearly half of the city and rendered about ten 
thousand people homeless for many days. Mr. Frost was 
chosen chairman of the general flood relief committee, 
which for months cared for the flood sufferers and in that 
capacity he directed the various sub-committees in the work 
of saving and supporting the flood victims and in re- 
habilitating their homes, an immense labor requiring the 
highest administrative ability and lasting throughout that 
year. 

In the winter and early spring of 1905 he, with a party 
of friends from his old home in Galesburg, Illinois, made a 



IN ENGLAND AND AMERICA 119 

trip of considerable extent through the principal West 
Indian Islands and to Venezuela. 

In the latter part of 1905 Mr. Frost was appointed by 
Gov. Hoch of Kansas, a delegate to the 16th session of the 
Trans-Mississippi Commercial Congress, held at Portland, 
Oregon, August 16th to 19th, which he attended and was 
elected thereat vice-president for Kansas for the ensuing 
year. In December of that year he was also appointed by 
Gov. Hoch a delegate to the National Immigration Con- 
ference held in New York and served there as a member 
of the committee on resolutions. 

In January, 1906, he was elected a director of the 
Kansas State Historical Society. In the early spring of 
that year he made a trip to Honolulu, Hawaii, accompanied 
by his son, Russell. Shortly after his return from the 
Hawaiian trip, the great San Francisco earthquake and fire 
occurred, and Mr. Frost was appointed by the Governor of 
Kansas a member of the Kansas State California Relief 
Committee and served throughout that year as a member 
of that corrimittee, which collected and dispensed several 
train loads of provisions and many thousands of dollars 
for the relief of the sufferers in that deplorable disaster. 
In the latter part of the same year he was a delegate to, and 
vice-president for Kansas of the 17th annual session 
of the Trans-Mississippi Commercial Congress held in 
Kansas City, Mo. 

In 1907 he was elected a member of the state executive 
committee of the Young Men's Christian Association of 
Kansas, was reelected in 1908, and was also elected presi- 
dent of the 26th annual convention, in 1908, of the Kansas 
State Y. M. C. A., and presided at that convention, held 
in Wichita, Kan., Feb. 6th to 9th., and presided at the open- 
ing session of the 27th annual convention at Lawrence, Kan., 
ill 1909. and is still an active member of the State Com- 
mittee. 

In the spring of 1908 he was invited to and attended 
May 12th and 14th. the conference called by President 
Roosevelt to meet at the White House in Washington, 
D. C, of the governors of the various states of the Union 
and a small number of other eminent men as invited guests 
to discuss with the President the promotion of the mate- 
rial interests of the states, and their preservation. In 
November of 1908 he was elected president for the 
ensuing year, of the Brotherhood of the First Presbyterian 
Church of Topeka. 



120 THE FROST FAMILY 

Mr. Frost now resides in Topeka, Kansas, and expects 
to spend the remainder of his days there, at the capital 
of his adopted state, to the promotion and development of 
whose interests he has devoted more than thirty-five years 
of a busy life. 

228. Thomas Gold Frost, Jr. 

Thomas Gold Frost, Jr., the second son and youngesv 
child of Thomas Gold Frost, Sr., was born at Galesburg, 
111., on the 17th day of February, 1866. He lived at Gales- 
burg until 1873, when the family removed to Evanston, 
111. After attending private school for a couple of years, 
he entered the public school at Evanston in 1875. He con- 
tinued there until the fall of 1879, when he entered the 
Evanston Village High School. After spending a year 
there he entered the preparatory department of North- 
western University in the fall of 1880. He remained there 
only one term, leaving school on his father's death in 
December, 1880. In the spring of 1881 he accompanied 
his mother and sisters to Galesburg, 111., where the family 
continued to reside until his mother's death in the fall of 
1905. From the spring of 1881 until September 1st, 1882. 
he clerked in the book-store of Frank Fuller, in Galesburg. 
During all this time he found time, though working from 
seven in the morning until nine at night, to prepare for 
college. In September. 1882, he successfully passed his 
entrance examinations to Knox College at Galesburg, 
Illinois, and during his four years in that institution was 
a most active student therein. By the time of his junior 
year in college, he had done sufficient extra work in college 
to cover the two years' difference in preparation for the 
classical and scientific courses and in 1885 was enrolled as 
a "classical" without dropping back a single class, a feat 
never before or since accomplished in the history of the 
college. During his four years at Knox, he frequently took 
part in public exhibitions of the college and literary so- 
cieties, as well as participating in several plays. His repu- 
tation in college rested largely on his skill as a debater, 
his varied and wide reading and his reputation as an all- 
round athlete. He played baseball and football during the 
entire four years of the college course, being captain in his 
senior year of the Knox Baseball Nine and participating in 
the first inter-collegiate football game ever played between 
a Knox football eleven and that of another college. This 
was the game between Knox and Monmouth, played in 
the month of November, 1885. During his course at Knox 




No. 225— JOHN EDWARD FROST. 

SEE PAGE 116. 



IN ENGLAND AND AMERICA 121 

college he stood very high as a scholar and was class 
orator at the class day exercises on his graduation in 1886. 

In the fall of 1886 Thomas Gold Frost entered with 
about 250 others (mostly college graduates), as a member 
of the class of 1888 at the Columbia Law School. Here 
for two years he studied under the tutelage of his father's 
college friend (at Hamilton) that "prince of teachers" — 
Theodore W. Dwdght. During both his junior and senior 
years he took, in connection with his work at the law 
school, all the lectures of the School of Political Science 
under Dean John W. Burgess and his associates. 

In his junior year he was elected one of the twelve 
members chosen from his class for membership in the 
"Choate Club." He also tutored during this entire year. 
In the fall of 1897. he. in company with Paul K. Ames 
(Yale '86). founded and edited the Columbia Law Times. 
At the same time, through the personal influence and at 
the solicitation of Prof. Henry Drummond, he became 
associated with the "Student's Movement," this being the 
first systematic organized eiTort to conduct Christian work 
among the colleges and professional schools in New York 
City. He was the first president of the Student's Club, 
which has continued until the present day as a most 
powerful department of the inter-collegiate work of the 
Young Men's Christian Association of New York City. 
In the winter of 1888, he visited and spoke at Yale. Prince- 
ton, Harvard and man)^ Western colleges and universities 
in connection with the association work. During the year 
he was awarded the Seligman Prize Fellowship of $250, 
from the School of Political Science at Columbia. In 
June of 1888 he was graduated from the Columbia Law 
School, ranking fourth among the four prize men chosen 
out of a class of 200. In the fall of 1888 he cast his first 
presidential vote, at Galesburg. 111., for Benjamin Harrison 
for President. Since that time he has always affiliated with 
the Republican party. In November of 1888, he took up 
his residence at Minneapolis, Minnesota, where he entered 
as a law clerk in the leading law firm of Wilson and Law- 
rence. He was admitted to the Minnesota Bar on March 
13th, 1889. In the fall of 1889 he formed a partnership for 
the practice of law at Minneapolis with his classmate at 
Knox, John B. Brown, under the name and style of Frost 
& Brown. This partnership continued for several years, 
when it was dissolved on account of Mr. Brown's having 
to return to Illinois. During the ten years of his resi- 



122 THE FROST FAMILY 

dence at Minneapolis, his practice grew rapidly, until it 
represented as remunerative a practice as any in that city. 
For seven years he was the Northwestern attorney for one 
of the larger surety companies. This connection, together 
with others, took him much into the federal courts and 
into other states. During these ten years, he tried cases 
in the courts of Minnesota, North and South Dakota, 
Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, Kansas, Colorado, Kentucky. 
Texas, New York, Wisconsin, New Hampshire and Con- 
necticut. In 1896 he was admitted to the Supreme Court 
of the United States, at which time he had his first case 
in that court. His admission was moved by Hon. Thomas 
Lochren, Commissioner of Pensions, and later ITnited 
States District Judge for the district of Minnesota. Dur- 
ing his residence at Minneapolis, he was secretary for two 
years of the leading Republican organization of the state, 
The Union League Club of that city, and took part on the 
stump during the campaigns of 1890. 1892. 1896. 

On October 26th, 1893, he was married at Ann Arbor, 
Michigan, to Miss Mary Adele Kennedy, daughter of Rev. 
Joel Kennedy and Martha (Stimpson) Kennedy of Ann 
Arbor, Michigan. At this wedding Charles C. George of 
Omaha, Nebraska, acted as best man and Miss Elizabeth 
B. Frost acted as maid of honor. 

Thos. G. Frost was a member of the state committee 
of the Young Men's Christian Association of the state of 
Minnesota from 1890 until his departure for New York in 
1898. In 1895. while only 29 years of age, he was elected 
president of the State Young Men's Christian Association, 
which position he held until 1898. He was also a member 
of Westminster Presbyterian Church from 1888 to 1898, 
teaching continuously in the Sunday school of that church 
for the greater part of that time. In the fall of 1898, in 
accordance with the plan formed even before he left the 
law school, he removed to New York. A year was occu- 
pied in going back and forth between the two cities of 
Minneapolis and New York, closing up old business 
preparatory to taking up new. In the fall of 1899, after 
spending five months in travel in Europe, he entered the 
law firm of Holden, Allen, Saflford & Frost, and commenced 
the practice of law at 141 Broadway, New York City. At 
this time he was admitted, on motion, to the New York 
Bar, without examination, on the presentation of the fol- 
lowing letter, addressed to the Justices of the Appellate 
Division (1st Dept.) of the Supreme Court of New York, 



IN ENGLAND AND AMERICA 123 

by the Hon. William Mitchell of the Supreme Court of 
Minnesota — than whom no greater judge ever sat upon 
that exceptionally able bench. This letter read as follows : 

"To the Justices of the Appellate Division of the Supreme 
Court of New York : 

"I take pleasure in certifying that Thomas G. Frost, 
Esq., late of Minneapolis, but now of New York, was from 
April, 1889, until his recent removal to New York, a 
member of the bar of this state duly admitted to practice 
in all its courts including the Supreme Court of which I 
was then, during all that time, and am still, an associate 
judge. 

"During all that time he was continuously engaged in 
the practice of his profession and frequently as counsel in 
important cases in this court. I can unhesitatingly say, 
without qualification, he is a gentleman of unblemished 
moral character and of the highest standing and reputation, 
and a lawyer of much more than ordinary ability. He is 
not only well qualified for admission to the bar of any 
state, but would, in my judgment, be an honor to the pro- 
fession anywhere. 

"WM. MITCHELL, 
"Associate Justice of the 
"Minnesota Supreme Court." 

He continued with the firm of Holden, Allen, Safford & 
Frost until the spring of 1901, when he removed to 76 
William Street, New York City, and took up the practice 
of law for the first time by himself. In 1890 he wrote and 
published "The French Constitution, 1793," (A. E. Chasmar 
& Company, publishers). In 1902 appeared the first edition 
of his "Treatise on Guaranty Insurance," (Little, Brown & 
Company, publishers), which was followed in 1904 by his 
work on the "Incorporation and Organization of Corpora- 
tions," (Little, Brown & Company, publishers). In 1909 
was published his "Treatise on New York Corporations," 
(Matthew, Bender & Co., publishers). Since 1889 he has 
been associate editor of the Medico-Legal Journal. During 
his ten years' residence in New York, he has made three 
trips to Europe and Africa. On the first of those trips he 
was accompanied by his wife alone and on the last two by 
his wife and daughter, Barbara Gold, and his niece, Grace H. 
Frost. At the present time he is practicing law with How- 
ard H. Nieman, at 76 William Street, under the firm name 
of Frost & Nieman. He is a specialist in insurance and 



124 THE FROST FAMILY 

corporation law and is retained by many corporations as 
their counsel by the year. His summers are spent at his 
summer cottage, corner of Ocean Avenue and Thirteenth 
Street, Belmar, New Jersey. 

The School of Political Science of Columbia University 
conferred ypon him the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in 
1890. In 1904 Knox College conferred upon him the 
honorary degree of Doctor of Laws. 

Thomas Gold Frost, Jr., has two children. The oldest, 
Barbara Gold Frost, w^as born at 419 West 118th Street. 
New York City, on June 9th, 1903. The youngest, 
Dorothy Dean Frost, was born at 425 West 118th Street, 
New York City, on March 22nd, 1908. 

Mary Kennedy Frost, the wife of Thomas Gold Frost, 
Jr., was born at Howdl, Michigan. She was the daughter 
of a Presbyterian minister, Rev. Joel Kennedy and Martha 
Stimson Kennedy, his wife. She graduated from the 
Western College for Women at Oxford, Ohio, first spend- 
ing two years preparatory work at Ferry Hall. Lake Forest, 
Illinois. After spending a year at Wellesley College, she 
took the degree of A. B. at Knox College in 1901, and the 
degree of Master of Arts from Columbia LTniversity 
in 1906. Mary Kennedy Frost is an accomplished 
musician, having spent many years in musical study 
and having taken part in many public exhibitions as 
both piano soloist and as a vocalist. She is possessed 
of marked literary ability both as a writer of prose 
and poetry. vShe is a woman of great versatility and 
is gifted with unusual executive ability. For many 
years she has taken an acti^^e part in the activities 
of the Young Women's Christian Association and was 
chairman of the college committee of the state executive 
committee of the Young Women's Christian Association 
in both Minnesota and New York. She is of Scotch ancestry, 
her great-great-grandfather, John Kennedy, having come 
from near W^igtown. Scotland, and settled in Perth Amboy, 
New Jersey, about 1755. His son, John Kennedy (born in 
Sussex County. New Jersey. May 8th, 1761), emigrated 
after the Revolutionary War (1789), to St. Anns, Canada. 
He died there April 12th, 1847. His son, also named John 
Kennedy, was born in Sussex County, New Jersey, March 
4th, 1787. About the year 1812 he married Barbara Dean 
of St. Anns, Canada. Of this union was born on December 
22nd, 1816, Rev. Joel Kennedy, father of Mary Kennedy 
Frost. Joel Kennedy early emigrated to the United States 




No. 223— THOMAS G. FROST, JR. 

SEE PAGE 120. 



IN ENGLAND AND AMERICA 125 

and graduated at the Western Reserve College in 1841, and 
from Auburn Theological Seminary in 1843. 

When the Civil W^ar broke out he enlisted and was 
appointed chaplain of the Third Michigan Cavalry. After 
serving six months, he was honorably discharged on ac- 
count of impaired health. On July 12th, 1864, he was 
married to Miss Martha Jane Stimson. daugher of Horace 
Stimson and Cynthia Haines Porter Stimson of Allegan, 
Michigan. 

Rev. Joel Kennedy died at Ann Arbor, Michigran, on 
July 23rd. 1902. 



THE GOLD GENEALOGY. 

I. Nathan Gold, Sr. 

The first American ancestor ])y this name was Major 
Nathan Gold, who was born at ' Bury St. Edmunds, in 
Suffolk County, England, about 1620. His parents were 
persons of wealth and distinction there, where the family 
had resided from early in the fifteenth century. He came 
to America in 1647, landing at Milford, Conn! He almost 
immediately afterwards removed to Fairfield, in that state, 
v.here he lived the rest of his life. He married Martha 
Harvey there in 1657. 

He was the most prominent citizen in Fairfield, and was 
at the head of the local soldiery in their various battles 
with the Indians, and comamnded a mounted troop in King 
Philip's War. He was the leader of the applicants who 
obtained the new charter for Connecticut from Charles the 
Second, and when the charter was put in question, was first 
on the list of citizens sent to confer with the Duke of York. 
He was so firm in his stand against exactions of Sir 
Edmund Andres that the latter deemed it best to conciliate 
him and ever afterwards treated him with the greatest 
respect. Soon after this, he was appointed Judge of the 
Common Pleas for the county. In 1671 Major Gold and 
his dragoons joined the troops which Avere sent to avenge 
the massacre of Schenectady. He died at a green old age, 
loved and respected by all."^ on March 4th, 1693. He left 
surviving him only one child, Nathan Gold, Jr. 

II. Nathan Gold, Jr. » 

Nathan Gold, Jr., was born at Fairfield. Connecticut, on 
December 8th, 1663. He was appointed Deputy-Governor 



126 THE FROST FAMILY 

of Connecticut in 1707, and Chief Justice of the Supreme 
Court in 1712. He died October 3rd, 1723. 

III. Hezekiah Gold, Sr. 

Hezekiah Gold, son of Nathan Gold (H), was born at 
Fairfield, Connecticut, in 1694. He graduated at Harvard 
College in 1719 and soon after entered the Congregational 
ministry at Stratford, Connecticut. He married, about 1725, 
Mary Ruggles, daughter of Rev. Thos. Ruggles. He died 
April 22nd, 1761. 

IV. Hezekiah Gold, Jr. 

Hezekiah Gold, Jr., son of Hezekiah Gold, Sr. (HI), 
was born at Stratford, Connecticut, January 17th, 1731. He 
graduated from Yale College in 1751. On November 23rd, 
1758, he married Sarah Sedgwick, by whom he had seven 
children. For thirty-two years he was pastor of the 
Congregational Church at Cornwall, Conn. He died May 
30th, 1790. 

V. Thomas Ruggles Gold. 

Thomas Ruggles Gold, fourth son of Hezekiah Gold, 
Jr. (IV), was born at Cornwall, Connecticut, on 
November 4th, 1764. He graduated at Yale College 
in the class of 1786. On September 17th, 1787, he 
married Sarah Sill, sister of Attorney-General Sill, at 
Cornwall, Connecticut. Catherine Sedgwick, the writer, 
was an own cousin of his and often visited at his home. 
He removed to Whitesboro, Oneida County, N. Y., in 1792. 
He there took up the practice of law. He was the first 
Prosecuting Attorney of Oneida County, and was accounted 
the most brilliant advocate of his day. 

When King Louis Phillipe was in this country, he was 
his legal adviser. He was in the State Senate of New 
York for six years and served his district in Congress for 
two terms. He was for many years United States Gov- 
ernment Agent for the Six Nations. Shenandoah and Red 
Jacket made some of their oft-quoted speeches on that 
lawn in Whitesboro, under the great elm trees of the 
beautiful home where he lived. Thomas R. Gold died in 
Whitesboro on October 25th, 1827, and is buried there in 
the beautiful village cemetery. 

VI. Harriet L. Gold. 

Harriet L. Gold, youngest daughter of Thomas R. Gold 
(V), was born at Cornwall, Connecticut, July 30th, 1790. 



IN ENGLAND AND AMERICA 127 

She received a superior education and enjoyed every ad- 
vantage for the highest culture that the times in which she 
lived permitted. She removed with her father and mother 
to Whitesboro, New York, in 1792. In 1813 she was mar- 
ried at Whitesboro, New York, to Rev. John Frost (33), 
pastor of the Presbyterian Church in that village. On 
April 25th, 1813, Thos. R. Gold presented to the young 
couple, the famous homestead (located immediately oppo- 
site the Presbyterian Church on the main street of the 
village), where for nearly eighty years they and theii 
descendants resided. This house, so long a landmark in 
the historic village of Whitesboro and so closely identified 
with the history of our branch of the Frost family, deserves 
more than a mere passing reference. A broad graveled path 
led from the street, underneath a beautiful row of elms, to a 
large front doorway. On each side of this doorway were 
narrow windows, and an elliptical arch overhead. The hall- 
way into which it opened was wide and deep and lighted 
by an oriel window at the head of the stair landing. The 
parlor which opened ofif the hallway to the left as you 
entered the house was a spacious room with a large open 
fireplace. The woodwork of the doorways and in the 
mantels was very ornamental, being in the Colonial style, 
decorated with festoons, flowers and figures of Cupid in 
stucco work. Most of the ornamentation was carved and 
the stucco work, which was intended to represent carving, 
was well preserved. The style of decoration was much the 
same as is found in modern homes, if anything more 
ornamental. This was especially true of the cornices over 
the doors. From the parlor a door led to a wide and 
pleasant veranda, which faced the wing, which wa^ one 
of the distinguishing features of the house. The dining 
room back of the parlor also had a large fireplace and 
mantel, and there was another in the wing bedroom. The 
kitchen to the rear of the house had a wider fireplace than 
any of the other rooms, there being a brick-oven at the 
left side and a broad stone hearth in the front. The 
windows of the house had paneled backs and sides, while 
the sashes were furnished with lights of double thick 
glass, concave in appearance. All the outside doors had 
their inner sides finished in imitation mahogany. All the 
doors were fitted with brass knobs. The fireplaces in the 
parlor and dining room were made to dump their ashes 
into the cellar, then a most unique arrangement. The 
upper hall of the house was so large, that it was used by the 



128 THE FROST FAMILY 

Rev. John Frost as a study. From this hallway, a long and 
dark passageway led to the wing bedroom. The windows 
of the whole house were supplied with heavy oaken shut- 
ters, by which means the whole house could be wholly 
darkened. Such was the historic "Frost Homestead" at 
Whitesbbro, where the Rev. John Frost, his children and 
grand-children lived for eighty years. It was torn down 
shortly after the death of Miss Harriet Frost, in 1888. 

Thomas R. Gold, Jr., the brother of Harriet Gold Frost, 
was the author of that famous poem entitled, "Twenty 
Years Ago, Tom." The latter's grand-daughter is the 
gifted authoress, Mary Raymond Shipman Andrews. 

Harriet Gold Frost died at Whitesboro. New York, on 
August 5th, 1873. 



THE BANCROFT GENEALOGY. 

I. John Bancroft. 

John Bancroft, the progenitor on our mother's side 
(Elizabeth Anna Bancroft Frost), wife of Thomas G. Frost 
(87) of our family in America, came from Chellaston Barrow 
or Swarkston, County of Derby, England. He had two 
brothers, Thomas and Ralph by name, who remained in 
England. The first of these, Thomas Bancroft, was the 
author of a book of poems entitled, "Two Books of Epigrams 
and Epigraphs" (London, 1639). John Bancroft married in 
England prior to 1622. The date of his birth is probably 
1598. He had two sons and one daughter born to him in 
England. The oldest son, John, was born in 1622. and the 
youngest, Thomas, in 1625. John Bancroft came to America 
in the ship James and arrived at Lynn, Massachusetts, on 
June 12th, 1632. He brought with him his wife and his two 
sons, John and Thomas, and his daughter. Anna Bancroft. 
John Bancroft (1) died at Lynn in 1637. We find from the 
Lynn records that in 1638, one hundred acres of land were 
granted to the Widow Bancroft. The widow subsequently 
remarried and moved to Windsor, Connecticut, probably 
about 1645. The daughter, Anna, who seems to have been 
the eldest child, married John Griffin of Simsbury, Con- 
necticut, in 1647. There also appears to have been another 
child, younger than either John or Thomas Bancroft. 

II. John Bancroft. 

John Bancroft (2) eldest son of John Bancroft (1), was 
born in England about 1622. His mother and step-father 




MARGARET KITCHELL FROST. 

Wife of No. 225, John Edward Frost. 
SEE PAGES 115 AND 135. 



IN ENGLAND AND AMERICA 129 

removed to Windsor, Connecticut, about 1645, taking with 
them the sons, Thomas, John and Samuel, and their daugh- 
ter Anna. The youngest brother, Thomas, settled at En- 
field, Connecticut, in 1653. He married Margaret Wright 
on December 8th, 1653. John Bancroft (2) married at 
Windsor, Connecticut, in 1650, Hannah Dupre. He died 
at Windsor, Conneciirut, November 19th, 1662. He died 
aged 43 years. There survived him five children, John, 
born 1651; Nathaniel, 1653; Ephraim, 1655; flarriet, 1657; 
and Sarah, 1660. 

III. Nathaniel Bancroft. 

Nathaniel Bancroft, second son of John Bancroft (2), 
was born at Windsor, Connecticut, in 1653. Nathaniel Ban- 
croft's uncle, Thomas Bancroft (brother of John Bancroft 
11), removed to Westfield in 1667. Probably this accounts 
for the fact that in 1677 Nathaniel Bancroft also removed 
there and took up land. In 1680 the uncle moved back to 
Enfield, Conn., and died there in 1684. But Nathaniel con- 
tinued to reside at Westfield until his death in 1724. He 
married Hannah Williams on November 19th, 1676, at 
Windsor, before his departure for Westfield, and his first 
child, John Bancroft, was born at Westfield, January 24th, 
1678. Nathaniel Bancroft was a large land holder and a 
very prominent man in the community. He built the first 
brick dwelling house (still standing) in Hampden County. 
Massachusetts, at Pogassuck, in 1702. The date of his death 
is uncertain, but he was living as late as 1724. He left 
surviving him the following children : John, Nathaniel, 
Benjamin, Elizabeth and Edward. 

IV. John Bancroft. 

John Bancroft, eldest son of Nathaniel Bancroft (HI), 
was born at Westfield on January 24th, 1678. He died 
October 14th, 1749. His son, John Bancroft, was born in 
1722. He also had children, Edward and Daniel. Married 
(1) Hannah Bridgman; (2) Kezia Smith. Born 1678, died 
1749. age 71. First marriage in 1716. Children: Ann (1717), 
Edward (1718), John (1722), Elizabeth, Daniel, Desire C, 
1738 by second wife. lohn Bancroft died at Westfield, 
Mass., in 1749. 

V. John Bancroft. 

John Bancroft, eldest son of John Bancroft (IV), was 
born at Westfield, Massacimsetts, in 1722. He married Mary 



130 THE FROST FAMILY 

Ashley. He had only one child, a son, John Bancroft, 
born July 16th, 1755. John Bancroft (V) died June 27th, 
1793. He was known all his life as Captain John Bancroft. 
During the entire Revolutionary War he was a Tory of 
the most pronounced type. Before he died he had accumu- 
lated a large fortune for those times. He has a tablet in 
the old burying ground on Mechanic Street, Westfield. 
He married in March, 1750, Mary Ashley. The latter was 
born May 16th, 1729, and died Feb. 21st, 1779. 

VI. John Bancroft. 

John Bancroft, son of John and Elizabeth Bancroft, was 
born July 16th. 1755, at Westfield, Massachusetts. He 
married a Miss Holcombe of Westfield, in 1775. The 
following children were born to them: John (1775), Mary 
(1776). Hannah (1779), Edward (1783), Mary (1785), 
Maria (1787), Royal (1789), Elizabeth (1791) and Daniel 
(1795). 

John married. James Bancroft of Chicago is his grand- 
son. Mercy married Roland Taylor; Mrs. Hastings of 
Westfield is a descendant of this branch of the family. 

Hannah married a Mr. Sackett who practiced Indian 
Medicine. Edward married Amanda Lewis of Troy, New 
York, daughter of Captain Curtiss Lewis, who was buried 
at sea ofif the Island of Trinidad. Captain Curtiss Lewis 
married Zeviah Stanley of Ballston, Spa. Zeviah Stanley's 
mother was a Miss Gray of Ballston, Spa. 

Mary married Wni. Lyman of Montreal. Maria Ban- 
croft married Brainard Root of Hartford, Connecticut. Mrs. 
Quimby of Kansas is a daughter. Royal never married. 

Elizabeth married Dr. Cotton White. Some of her 
descendants live at Orange, New Jersey, and at Cleveland, 
Ohio. 

Daniel moved to Almont, Michigan, and married there. 
His descendants are Randolph Bancroft of Romeo, Michi- 
gan, and Mrs. Elizabeth Spaulding of Almont. John Bancroft 
died at Westfield, Massachusetts, in 1811, aged 56, while his 
wife died at Martinsburg, New York, at the home of her son 
Edward, May 18th, 1813. 

VII. Edward Bancroft. 

Edward Bancroft, son of John Bancroft (VI), was born 
at Westfield, Massachusetts, 1783. He married Amanda 
Lewis at Troy, New York, in 1807. Children: (1) Amanda, 



IN ENGLAND AND AMERICA 131 

(2) Edward, (3) Ezra, (4) Mary. (5) Dewitt, (6) Lewis, 
(7) Elizabeth Anna. (8) William, (9) John and (10) 
Charles. He removed in 1806 to Martinsburg, New York, 
and engaged in business there as a merchant, grist miller 
and manufacturer of potash. He was town clerk there in 
1814 and County Judge of Lewis County, New York, from 
January 24th, 1823 to 1832. In that year he went to Detroit, 
Michigan, and engaged there for several years in the dry- 
goods business. He died at Almont, Michigan, in April, 
1842, and is buried there. His wife, Amanda Lewis, died at 
Galesburg, Illinois, in 1866. The following is a brief sketch 
of the children of Edward Bancroft : 

(1) Amanda Bancroft married Judge Alanson Bennett 
of Rome, New York. The children of this marriage were 
Louise (married Hon. Thomas Wilson of Winona, Minne- 
sota), Thomas Edward and Morris Alanson. Thomas Ed- 
ward Bennett left two children surviving, Allan and Louise. 
Allan has two children. Louise married to Chas. Wieland. 
Morris Alanson Bennett never married. Louise Bennett 
Wilson had one child, Louise, who married Lloyd Bowers 
of Chicago and had two children, Thomas Wilson and 
Martha Louise. 

(2) Edward Bancroft married Mary Ann Mather of 
Castleton, Vermont. He had four children, Henry, Edward, 
Emma and Laura. Henry married Virginia Reynolds and 
lives in West Virginia. They have one child. The other 
son, Edward, married and had two children, Fred and 
Jessie. Fred (now deceased) married and has one child. 
Emma Bancroft married a Mr. Andrews of Boone, Iowa, 
and had two boys. Laura married a Mr. Norton, but had 
no children. 

(3) Ezra Bancroft married Grace Burgess. He had three 
children, Clinton, Will and Mary. Mary married Mr. Wil- 
liam Smith of Rutherford, New Jersey, and has four 
children. 

(4) Mary Bancroft was first married to Mr. John W. 
Taylor. They had one child. Mayor Edward Taylor. He 
served in the Civil War and has five children ; one, the 
eldest, married to George Papson (Edith) and has a son. 

Mary married, after the death of Mr. Taylor, a Mr. 
Wm. C. Cary. The children of this marriage were George, 
Fred and Walter. George married to Lillie Marks of 
Imlay City, Michigan. They have two children. Fred 
married Amv Davenport of Lapeer, Mich. Walter married 



132 THE FROST FAMILY 

Ida Weatherhead of Zumbrota, Minn. They have two 
children. 

(5) Dewitt Bancroft married Anna E. Daliba of Rome, 
New York. The children of this marriage were Susan, 
Mary and Edward. Susan married Mr. Smith of Blairs- 
ville, Penn. Has one son, Ralph, and one daughter, Reba 
Smith. Mary married John C. Rountree of Chicago. Had 
one daughter, Katie Rountree, now Mrs. Harding. Edward 
died in the army during the Civil War at the age of 17. 

Dewitt married for his second wife. Frances Bull of 
Meriden, Connecticut. The children of this marriage were 
George and Fannie. George married Miss Georgiana Dewey 
of Brooklyn, and had one child, Allan Bancroft (married), 
now residing at Chicago, Illinois. 

(6) Lewis Bancroft was a sailor on the great lakes. He 
married Christina Anderson of Buffalo, New York. They 
had one child, Elizabeth. She married John Reed of Detroit 
and is now dead. 

(7) Elizabeth Bancroft married Thomas G. Frost of 
Rome, New York. 

(8) William Bancroft married Anna Barker of Ohio. 
They had children, Harry, Richard and Carroll. Harry 
married Grace Huntley and has two children, Majorie and 
Donald. William Bancroft lived most of his life at Port 
Fluron, Michigan. He was a man of extraordinary ability 
and energy. Though a lawyer by profession, he early 
entered and organized and was president of the Chicago 
and Port Huron Railroad Company, and was active in busi- 
ness and political life. He built the Chicago and Grand 
Trunk Railway from Port Huron to Chicago. During 
President Cleveland's first administration he was Superin- 
tendent of the Railway Mail Service and was for many 
years one of the most distinguished men of the state. 

(9) John Bancroft married Mary Ketcham, daughter of 
the Major Ketcham of the United States Army. They had 
the following children : Charles, Frank, Joe and Elizabeth. 
Charles married, but left no children. Elizabeth is still 
living and, with Mrs. Ella Hitchcock, is proprietress of the 
Belmar Inn, at Belmar, N. J. 

(10) Charles Bancroft married Sarah Gillette of Detroit. 
Michigan. He lived for a time at Pontiac, Michigan, and is 
buried there. He left no children. 




MARY KENNEDY FROST. 

^A/■>fe of No. 228, Thorr.as G. Frost. Jr. 
SEE PAGE 124. 



IN ENGLAND AND AMERICA 133 

VIII. Elizabeth Anna Bancroft. 

Elizabeth Anna Bancroft was born at Martinsburg, New 
York, July 17th, 1823. She married Thomas G. Frost at 
Rome, New York, on November 18th, 1847. She passed 
away at the mature age of 82 years at Galesburg, Illinois, 
October 13th, 1905. 



LEWIS GENEALOGY. 

I. Thomas Lewis, born about 1370 in Wales, died in 
Wales, 1640. 

II. William Lewis, son of preceding Thomas, was born 
about 1600 and came to Boston in the ship "Lion" in 1632. 
Removed in 1636 to Hartford and settled at Farmington, 
Connecticut, soon after. In 1659 he removed to Hadley, 
Massachusetts. Was representative from there in 1662 and 

of Northampton in 1664. 

Returned in 1677 to Farmington and died there in 1683. 

III. William Lewis of Farmington, son of the preceding, 
was born in Wales about 1625. Married in 1664. Had 16 
children. Died at Farmington in 1690. 

IV. Nathaniel Lewis, son of preceding, born at Farm- 
ington, Connecticut, 1676. Married in 1699, Abigail Ashley 
of Westfield, Massachusetts. Died at Farmington about 
1750. 

V. John Lewis, son of preceding, born at Farmington, 
Connecticut, about 1728. Lived at Hatfield, Massachusetts. 
Served in Revolutionary War. Died about 1790. 

VI. Curtis Lewis. Born at Hatfield, Massachusetts, in 
1750. Married Zeviah Stanley of Ballston Spa, New York, 
about 1785. Zeviah Stanley's mother was a Miss Gray of 
Ballston Spa, New York. 

Curtis Lewis became a sea-captain and died at sea and is 
buried off the Island of Trinidad. Died about 1815. 

VII. Amanda Lewis, only child of the foregoing, was 
born at Lenox, Massachusetts, in 1786. Married Edward 
Bancroft at Troy, N. "Y., in 1807. Died at Galesburg. 
Illinois, in 1866. 

VIII. Elizabeth Bancroft, daughter of Edward Bancroft 
and Amanda Lewis, born at Martinsburg, New York, on 
July 17th, 1823. Married Thos. G. Frost, Sr. (87), Nov. 
18th, 1847. Died at Galesburg, Illinois, October 13th. 1905. 



134 THE FROST FAMILY 

KITCHELL GENEALOGY. 

All members of the Kitchell family in America are be- 
lieved to be descendants of Robert Kitchell, who was born 
in England in 1604, and sailed from there April 26th, 1639, 
with a company of Puritan refugees led by Rev. Henry 
Whitfield, who landed at the Connecticut port of Quinnipiac, 
now New Haven, and settled at Guilford, Conn. 

Mr. Robert Kitchell, a gentleman commoner in England, 
was a man of education, of profound religious convictions 
and of great strength of character. He was a leader in the 
Guilford colony, where he resided for some years, and then 
moved with his family to New Jersey, where he and his 
son Samuel were among the founders of the city of Newark. 
He died in 1672. 

Second Generation. 

Samuel, oldest son of Robert and Margaret (ShealYe) 
Kitchell, born in England, 1633, died April 26th, 1690. 

Third Generation. 

Abraham, oldest son of Samuel and Grace (Pierson) 
Kitchell, born at Newark, Dec. 2nd, 1679, died at Whippany, 
N. J., Dec. 2nd, 1741. 

Fourth Generation. 

Joseph, son of Abraham and Sarah (Bruen) Kitchell, 
born 1710, died March 22nd, 1779, at Hanover Neck, N. J. 

Fifth Generation. 

Asa, son of Joseph Kitchell, born Oct. 28th, 1748. 
Date of marriage and death unknown. 

Sixth Generation. 

WicklifT, son of Asa Kitchell, born May 21st, 1789, m. 
Elizabeth Ross, died at Pana, Illinois, Jan. 2nd, 1869. 

Seventh Generation. 

Alfred, oldest son of WicklifT and Elizabeth (Ross) 
Kitchell, b. March 29th, 1820. Alfred resided at Olney, 
111., for twenty years, where he practiced law, was elected 
to the bench and presided for some years with ability and 
distinction as judge of the Circuit Court of the Twenty-fifth 
Judicial District of Illinois. He was widely known as one 
of the fairest and most upright men who ever dignified the 
bench and bar of Illinois. He was a member of the Presby- 



IN ENGLAND AND AMERICA 135 

terian church, an earnest and consistent Christian and a 
most lovable man. He removed from Olney in 1865, to 
Galesburg, Illinois, where he was engaged in general prac- 
tice of law until his death, Nov. 11th, 1876. He was a 
trustee of Knox College, and one of the leading citizens of 
Galesburg. He married Mary J. Clubb of Lawrenceville, 
111., who survived him nearly twenty-four years, and died 
in Topeka, Kansas, April 11th, 1900. 

The other children of Wicklifif and Elizabeth Kitchell 
were two sons, who died in boyhood, and five daughters, all 
dead, and Edward, b. Dec. 21st. 1829 (m. Harriet Clifif), d. 
July 11th, 1869, a lawyer in Olney, 111.; Lieut. Colonel of 
Volunteers, three years in the War of the Rebellion, brevet 
Brigadier General, and, after the war, a Republican candidate 
for Congress, with the honor of defeat by a small majority 
in a Democratic district. 

John Wicklifif, the youngest son, b. May 30th, 1835 ; m. 
Mary Little, has for many years been engaged in the prac- 
tice of law at Pana, 111. He is a man of fine character, of 
wealth and distinction, literary and social culture, of great 
public spirit and extensive influence. 

Eighth Generation. 

Margaret Elizabeth, daughter and only surviving child 
of Hon. Alfred Kitchell and Mary J. (Clubb) Kitchell, b. 
Oct. 8th, 1850, at Olney, 111., where she spent her girlhood, 
removing with her parents to Galesburg, 111., in 1865, where 
she completed her school life with a course of literary 
and musical study in Knox Female Seminary, and spent 
the earlier years of her young womanhood and wifehood 
there; m. Oct. 10th, 1871, to John E. Frost (see No. 225). 
then of Galesburg, but since 1883 residing in Topeka, 
Kansas. 

Children of Gen. Edward Kitchell. 

William Wicklifif, living in Topeka, Kan., m. Harriet 
Burlingame. 

Bertha, m. Robert Witcher, living in Olney, Ills. 
Charles Ross, m. Mary Cross, living in Galveston, Texas. 



SMITH. 

We know but little of the ancestry of Fannie Smith, wife 
of (40) Benjamin Franklin Frost, except that her father, 
Polycarpus Smith, in 1777, served in the Revolutionary 
War; first as a private in Capt. John Strong's co., of Col. 



136 THE FROST FAMILY 

John Brown's (Berkshire Co.. Mass.) regt., and also in 
Capt. Wm. Francis's Co. of Col. John Ashley's detachment 
of militia. 

He was twice niaried, and the father of eighteen child- 
ren. He married first, , by whom eight children 

were born; and (2) Dolly Otis (born 1750, died 1842), by 
whom ten were born. 

Children by first wife were: (1) Betsey, who m. Olm- 
stead ; had children, Betsey, Olive, and Aaron (2) Asenath, 

m. Tuttle ; one child, Dolly D, (3) Daniel, m. ; 

children: Jason, Cyrus, Wealthy, Olive, Daniel, Edward, 
Kingsley, Luke, and Lucy. Lucy was b. Whitestown, 
N. Y., Aug. 24th, 1806. In 1841 she m. Vincent S. Lovell, 
settled Elgin, 111., where she d. June 15th. 1894. (4) 
Abigail, m. Savage; children: Rhoda, Laura. Asenath, Wil- 
liam, Joel, Gibson, Dolly, Patty, Anson, and Charity. (5) 
Dolly, m. Pratt; no children. (6) Patience, m. Curtis; chil- 
dren : Esther, Daniel, Dolly, Rhoda, Betsey who m. Pom- 
eroy, Lucy who m. Lovejoy, Paul, Olive. Catherine, and 
LTarmon. (7) Rhoda. m. Kellogg; children: Sophronia, 
Cassius and Brutus (twins). Powel, and Lewis. (8) Noah, 

m. ; children : Polly, Patience, Abbey who m. Helton, 

Ackley, Dolly who m. Smith, and Noah. 

Children by second wife: (9) Mercy, m. Martin; lived 
Monroe Co., N. Y. ; children: Caroline, m. Cutler; lived 
Avon, N. Y., Ralga, Catherine. Maria, Aurelia, and Effie. 

( 10) Rufus, m. ; lived and died in Oneida Co., N. Y. ; 

children. William, Julia, Justin, George, Laura, Mary, and 
Jason. (11) Justin, m. Maria 3- Lloyd; lived Rochester. 
N. Y. ; died in Cincinnati, at his son's, Adolphus ; children: 
Mary who m. Hanna ; Adolphus, m. Sarah E. Smith, lived 
Indianapolis, removed to Cincinnati, where she died, and he 
m. (2) wid. Sarah Morse ; Amelia T. who m. July 27, 1840, 
John H. B. Nowland, merchant; Julia, Fred, and Justinian. 
(12) Lucy, m. (1) Watters ; two ch., Lewis and Maria; (2) 
Hall, three ch. : Otis, Charles, and John. (13) Polycarp m. 

; lived and died in Oneida Co., N. Y. ; children : Jane, 

Marietta, Susan, Oscar, Sarah Ann, Ellen, and Jane. (14) 
Ivizpah, m. John Lewis, son of John Lewis; lived in Oneida 
Co., N. Y. ; children : Randolph, moved to Neb. ; Smith, m. 
Mary Ann Hood, lived K'ville, N. Y., had four ch. : Eliza, 

Rose, Otis, and Charles; Dolly; Truman, m. ; two 

daughters, Jennie and Alice ; Morgan, lived and d. at 
Whitesboro, N. Y. ; Mary; George, lived Addison, Mich.; 
Frederick \\. m. 1856, Emma Burgess ; lived in Albion, 




THOMAS RUGGLES GOLD. 

SEE PAGE 126. 



IN ENGLAND AND AMERICA 137 

K'ville, and Walworth. N. Y., and had two sons, Irving B., 
Despatch, N. Y., and Dr. Fred A., Auburn, N. Y. (15) 
Editha, m. Hawkins; lived and died Alexander, N. Y. ; 
children: Allen, m. Marcia Bottum, dau. of David Bottum ; 
Warren moved west ; Caroline m. Edward Pierpont, Roch- 
ester, N. Y. (16) Caroline m. Pratt; lived and died Gaines, 

N. Y. ; children: Polycarp, m. Sophronia ; lived Gaines, 

N. Y., had ch. : Dan, Ed, and Charles; Paul, m. Lovica 
Waters; children: Smith and Jennie; Polly b. June 28, 1820, 
m. Lyman Hayden ; lived Albion, N. Y. ; ch. : Frank and 

Faura. (17) Otis, m. ; lived Whitesboro, N. Y ; 

children : Mark, res. Whitesboro, N. Y. ; Palmer moved to 
Ohio; Jeanette and Ellen. (18) Fannie Smith, m. Benjamin 
Franklin Frost. (See No. 40.) 



BAKER. 

Elijah Baker, grandfather of Lucy Bottum Frost (wife 
of [107] S. Allen Frost), married Olive Casson, in Scotch 
Parish, Windham, Conn., where he enlisted in the Conti- 
nental Army Jan. 1, 1776. He joined a company of Col. 
John Durkee's 20th reg. inf. Mustered out at Newtown, 
Pa. In 1818 he was living at Clinton, Dutchess Co., N. Y., 
when he applied for a pension, which was granted. He 
died in 1829. In 1839 his widow, then 81 years old. made 
application for a pension, which was also granted and paid 
until her death in 1849. 

CHILDREN: 

Elijah. 

Kassoii. 

Lucinda. 

Lucy. in. Lockwood Lyon. 

Marcia. m. John S. Buck. 

Jolin C. 

Lucinda Baker, daughter of Elijah, married David 
Bottum. who was born Windham. Conn. He was one of 
the pioneers in the silk industry of America. Commencing 
experimentally at Oak Orchard, Orleans Co., N. Y., he 
corresponded with Richard Rush, Washington, D. C ; from 
him he received information and books on the subject ; 
he planted mulberry trees, raised the worms, spun the silk, 
and established quite a trade in sewing and knitting silk. 
He died in 1828. His widow continued the business until 
1831. when she married Isaac Barross, by whom one child, 
Richard Rush Barross, was born. Children by the first 



138 THE FROST FAMILY 

husband were: Lucy A., who married (107) S. A. Frost; 
Sarah L., m. James Rosebrugh ; Emma L., m. Geo. Doty ; 
Susan M., m. Sheldon Perry, K'ville, N. Y. ; Marcia O., m. 
Allen Hawkins. 



GROVER FAMILY. 



The following records of the Grover family in America 
are incomplete, but the repetition of certain given names 
and the location of residences in the different generations 
is suflficiently illuminating to bridge the missing links in the 
lineage, and to show, without any probable doubt, that 
Thomas Grover, who came to Charlestown, Mass., before 
1642, was the progenitor of many of the Grovers in 
America, including Ebenezer Grover, the grandfather of 
Dr. L. C. Grover. 

The "Ould Goodwife Grover" referred to may have been 
the mother of Thomas Grover, but it is more likely that 
she was unrelated. The records show that she was not his 
wife. 

The following is taken from Wyman's History of 
Charlestown, Mass. : Thomas Grover of Mystic Side (near 

Charlestown), married Elizabeth , (who in March, 

1675, m. Philip Atwood,) ("Ould Goodwife Grover adm. 
church in Chastwn, Nov. 30, 1643") ; d. Oct. 28, 1661. 

ISSUE: 

I. Lazarus, b. Apr. 5, 1642; m. Ruth Adams, dau. of Richard A. 
II. Elizabeth, b. Dec. 27, 1652; d. Mar. 1674; admin, to Lazarus 

and Thomas G. 

III. Thomas, b. Apr. 1, 1653. (1). 

IV. John, d. a. middle of Feb. 1673-4; at 17; admin, to Lazarus 
and Thomas G. 

Thomas Grover married Sarah Chadwick, May 23, 1668, 
at Maiden, Mass. (Was one of the first settlers of Maiden. 
See p. 305 Corey's Hist, of Maiden.) 

Ebenezer Grover, son of Lazarus of Maiden ; b. Sep. 22, 
1694; wool-comber; m. Anne Putt; pub. at Lynn, Dec. 
17. 1720. 

ISSUE: 

I. Ebenezer. 

II. Jonathan, b. May 16, (bapt. June 16), 1728. 

III. Anne, b. June 28, 1730. 

IV. Mary, b. Mar. 10, 1732-3. 



IN ENGLAND AND AMERICA 139 

Ebenezer Grover, Jr., s. of above Ebenezer, Norwich, 
Conn. ; m. Sarah Scamon, Oct. 24, 1745, 

Ebenezer Grover of , Conn., b. about 1747; 

m. about 1766, Elizabeth Stow^e Faye. He moved early in 
life from Conn, to Mass.. where he reared his family. Some 
of his children were born in Conn. He is probably the 
Ebenezer Grover who was a Rev. soldier from Montague, 
Mass. 

CHILDREN: 

Benoni. 

Amasa. 

Elijah. 

Adam. 

Martin. 

Demas. 

Elisha. 

Noah. 

Eve. 

Benoni Grover, b. Jan. 31, 1767; was brought up a 
farmer, but at the age of 26, from an accident in a mill, he 
lost a leg, which disqualified him for farming, and he be- 
came a tailor. In 1799 he. was living at Deerfield, Mass., 
where he married, Apr. 26, 1801, Thankful Smith of 
Shelburne, Mass. (dau. of Deacon Smith) ; soon after their 
first child was born they moved to Dummerston, Vt. This 
country proved unattractive, and in 1806 he started out on 
horseback to find a more desirable location. Oaks Corners 
town of Phelps, Ontario Co., N. Y., was the place decided 
upon, to which place, in 1807 or '08, he removed his wife, 
four small children, and a sister-in-law. They were about 
three weeks on the road, using a team of horses, and wagon, 
into which "were loaded the bureaus, bedding, and the 
outfit of the house in general, and the family in particular." 
In 1812 he lost his wife. Thankful, and Apr. 6, 1813, m. 
Widow Hannah Porter, by whom six children were bom 
to him. He later removed to K'ville, N. Y., where he pur- 
chased a small farm and where he died Nov. 2, 1833. Six 
children were born by each wife. (See Genealogical Hist, 
of the descendants of Benoni Grover, by I\Irs. Martha 
Grover.) 

Dr. Lysander C. Grover, eldest son of Benoni Grover, 
was born Deerfield. Mass.. Jan. 22, 1802. The family moved 
first to Vermont, thence to New York, where his boyhood 
was spent on his father's small farm at Oak's Corners, near 
Phelps, N. Y. 

At the age of 19, his health became impaired from over- 
work, necessitating change of occupation. Securing a teach- 



140 THE FROST FAMILY 

er's ctf., he taught school for two or three years, when he 
commenced the study of medicine under Dr. James Carter 
of Geneva, N. Y., where he remained three^ or four years. 
In the winter of 1827-8, he spent five months attending 
lectures in New York City. In Jan., 1829, located at 
Alloway, Wayne Co., N. Y., where Oct. 3, 1831, he married 
Martha Emily Towar, only daughter of Capt. Henry Towar 
("one of 'Old Scotia's' noblest sons, who came from the 
immediate vicinity of "Alloway's Auld haunted Kirk"). 
In 1843 he acquired a farm in Alexander, Genesee Co., 
N. Y., where he moved in 1844; the following winter ex- 
changed for one in K'ville, where after a time he retired 
from active practice, but continued to live upon his farm 
until his death. April 8, 1857, his wife died and Aug. 12, 
1858, he married Mrs. Elida Ann (Case) Brown, wid. of 
Robt. Brown, of Conn. In 1866 he wrote his autobiography, 
which is an interesting and graphic description of the 
important events of his earlier life. He died Aug. 4, 1888, 
respected and honored by all who knew him. He was 
survived by three daughters: Emily, who m. (112) Har- 
vey F. Frost; Cecelia, who m. (115) William Henry Frost, 
and Alice Elvira, who m. Geo. A. Smith of K'ville, N. Y. 



LUTHER DESCENT. 

John Luther, 

One of the first settlers of Taunton. Massachusetts, 1637, 
and of Gloucester, 1642. Master of a bark sent out by the 
merchants of Boston to trade in Delaware Bay, where he 
was massacred by the Indians in 1644. 

Hezekiah Luther. 

Born, probably Taunton, 1640; died 1723. One of the 
earliest settlers of Swansea, Mass., where he participated 
in King Philip's War. (His older brother Samuel, captured 
as a boy by the Indians who killed Capt. John Luther, 
becam'e a member of the Legislature of Plymouth Colony, 
and second minister of the first Baptist church in Mass.) 
Hezekiah was married (1) to Elizabeth; (2) to Sarah. 

Hezekiah Luther. 

Son of Hezekiah and Sarah, was born in Swansea, 1676; 
d. 1763. Innkeeper, town clerk, etc. 




DR. L/SANDER C. GROVER. 

SEE PAGE 139. 



IN ENGLAND AND AMERICA 141 

Hezekiah Luther. 

Son of Hezekiah and Martha Gardner, was born at 
Swansea, 1728. 

Hezekiah Luther. 

Son of Hezekiah and Martha Jolls. was born at Swansea, 
1763; d. Sweden, N. Y., 1850. Revolutionary soldier, sea- 
man, pioneer. 

Samuel Luther. 
Son of Hezekiah and Mary Luther (great-great grand- 
daughter of Samuel Luther, was born in Williamstown, 
Mass., 1790; d. Sweden. X. Y., 1824. Pioneer of the 
Genesee country. 

Ira Manley Luther. 

Son of Samuel and Lydia Farwell (Lydia Farwell was 
6th in descent from Henry of Concord, 1635), was born 
Sweden, N. Y., 1821 ; died Albion, N. Y., 1890! He was a 
California n of '49, and a pioneer of Nevada, of whose first 
legislature he was a member from 1861 to 1862. He married 
(1) Lucy Winslow Crippen (7th in descent from Kenelm 
Winslow, Plymouth, 1629) ; (2) Jane, dau. of Hon. Sands 
Cole. His children by first wife were : 

CHILDREN: 1st WIFE. 

Homer Jerome, b. Sacramento, Cal.. Sep. 20. 1856; occ. banker; 
res. Medina, N. Y. 

Frank Crippen. b.. Placerville. Cal.. Sep. 27, 1858; died July 7, 
1906. 

Nellie Nevada. 

CHILDREN: 2nd WIFE. 

Libbie Cole. b. Knowlesville, N. Y.. Jan. 4. 1869. 
Mark, Lee, b. Knowlesville, N. Y., Jan. 5, 1872; is the well 
known author: res. New York. 

Infant son. b. Sep. 1, 1876: d. Oct. 7. 1876. 

Jessie Farwell. b. K'ville. Dec. 18, 1877. 

Ira Manley, Jr.. b. K'ville. Dec. 18. 1879: res. Albion, N. Y. 

Nellie Nevada Luther. 

Daughter of Ira M. and Lucy Crippen Luther, was born 
Virginia City, Nev., Aug. 17. 1860. Her father was a 
"forty-niner."' and the owner of a large ranch in Nevada 
at that time. When she was five years old, Mr. Luther, 
with his wife and three children, came east for a visit. The 
journey was made from San Francisco by water, except 
for the short railroad trip across the Isthmus of Panama. 



142 THE FROST FAMILY 

While in the east, Mrs. Luther was taken ill and died very 
suddenly. As business affairs necessitated Mr. Luther's 
return to the west, the children were left with relatives 
at Knowlesville, N. Y. After two years he remarried, and 
the home was restored in the beautiful old homestead at 
Knowlesville, where Nellie passed her girlhood. She com- 
pleted her education at Elmira College. 

April 28, 1887, she married William G. Frost (see No. 
260), also of K'ville, and one of the playmates of her child- 
hood. They settled in Jersey City, and lived there about 
four years. In 1892 they moved to the town of Montclair, 
N. J., one of New York's delightful suburbs, since which 
time Mrs. Frost has been prominently connected with 
several of its charitable organizations. She has marked 
executive ability and for the past seven years has been 
president of the Women's Auxiliary of the Y. M. C. A.; is 
now president of the Montclair Colony of New England 
Women, which society is supporting a much valued chari- 
table work ; she has served as governor on the Board of 
the Mountainside Hospital, and is on the Board of Directors 
of the Montclair Civic Ass'n. 

She is much beloved and respected by all of her wide 
circle of friends, and last, but not least, is an ideal wife and 
mother, and mistress of one of the most charming homes 
of the town. 



HULBURD LINEAGE. 

William Hulbert sailed from England on the Mary & 
John, landed at Dorchester, Mass., Oct. 19, 1630; took free- 
man's oath, 1632 ; remained at Dorchester five years. In 
1636, with a colony of sixty people, including the Rev. John 
Wareham, pastor and teacher, he removed to Windsor, 
Conn., where he bought and sold lands, later moving to 
Hartford. In 1648 he married Ann Allen, and in 1655 
moved to Northampton, Mass., where his wife died in 1687, 
and where he died, 1694. 

William Hulburd (just why the change in spelling the 
name is uncertain), son of William Hulbert, was born in 
Hartford, 1654. In 1693 he moved to Enfield, Conn., and 
married Mary Howard that same year. She died Mar. 
17, 1710; he died in 1734. 

Obadiah Hulburd, sixth son of William and Mary Hul- 
burd, was born Enfield, Conn., Aug. 8, 1703; he married 
Jan. 22, 1729, Love Parsons and they had six children. She 



IN ENGLAND AND AMERICA 143 

died Apr. 1, 1744, and he married Jan. 4, 1745, (2) Esther 
Marshfield Colton, b. Mar. 31, 1714, (dau. of Josiah and 
Margaret Pease Colton), by whom six children were born. 
He died Nov. 13, 1784. and Esther died May 14. 1795, both 
at Enfield. 

Ebenezer Hulburd, son of Obdiah and Esther Hulburd, 
born Enfield. Sep. 16, 1747; married Mar. 16, 1772, in 
Suffield, Conn., Mary Sheldon, by whom seven children 
born. She died in 1786. and he married in 1790, (2) Hannah 
Parker Hall, wid. of Capt. Hiland Hall, of Norfolk, Conn., 
(she was dau. of Ephraim and Bethsheba Parker of Walling- 
ford. Conn.), by whom six children were born; Oren was 
the third son. 

Oren Hulburd, born Orwell, Vt.. May 25, 1795 ; married 

(1) • , by whom four children born. She died and 

he married, Jan., 1837. at Gaines, N. Y.. (2) Loraine Cum- 
mings, born Dunstable. Mass.. Nov. 17, 1802; lived on a 
farm near Medina, N. Y. He died Mar.. 1872; she died 
Oct. 28, 1889. 

Oren Cummings Plulburd, b. July 21. 1840; m. Dec. 8, 
1863, Mary Singleton, b. Lincolnshire, Eng., Nov. 3. 1842. 
He died Dec. 28, 1870. Is survived by his widow and two 
children, Minnie Estella and Hugh Edgard Hulburd, the 
latter of Cleveland, O. 

Minnie Estella Hulburd. dau. of Oren and Mary Hul- 
burd, born Sep. 17, 1864; married Feb. 23, 1886, Edward L. 
Frost. (See No. 269.) Quiet and retiring by nature, con- 
tented in her modest home, where domestic duties appeal 
to her more than those of society, her life is one of untiring 
devotion to her familv. 



TOWNSEND GENEALOGY. 

The surname of Townsend was derived from a noble- 
man, Lodovic, or Lewis, a Norman surnamed Townsend, 
who first assumed it in the time of Henry I of England. 
Of the same family was Viscount Lord Charles Townsend, 
who participated in the American Revolution. Richard 
Townsend, with his older brothers. John and Henry, said 
to have been from County Norfolk, England, settled on 
Long Island and first appeared at Jamaica in 1656. He 
died at Susum, near Oyster Bay, L. I., about 1761, leaving 
ch. : John, Dinah, Leah, Hannah, Deliverance. Mary 
and Richard. John Townsend m. Phebe, dau. of Robert 



144 THE FROST FAMILY 

Williams ; settled Townsend's Inlet, near Somer's Point, 
Cape May Co., N. J., about 1680, where he d. Jan. 5, 1721. 
He was one of His Majesty's Justices and High Sheriff. 
His ch. were Richard, Robert, Sylvanus and Sarah. Richard 
Townsend, b. 1681, d. Mar. 30, 1737; m. 1704, Millicent 
Somers, of Somers Point ; he was also High Sheriff. He 
had eleven children, of whom Isaac was the fourth. Isaac 
Townsend, b. 1715, m. Sarah, dau. of John Willets, and 
had ch. : Isaac, Hannah, Lydia and Mark. Isaac Townsend, 
b. 1738, d. 1780; m. Keturah, dau. of Joseph Albertson ; 
had ch. : Josiah, Samuel, Jesse, Isaac, Sarah and Ann. 
Isaac Townsend, b. 1774, m. 1800, Hannah Ogden (great- 
granddau. of David Ogden, a Quaker, who came to America 
with Wm. Penn in 1682), had ch. : Samuel, Isaac, Ann, 
William, Hannah; Charles and Josiah. 

Anna E. Townsend, dau. of Charles and Sallie Stratton 
Townsend, was born Oct. 13, 1857. Her father was a 
glass manufacturer and State Senator from Port Elizabeth, 
N. J.; Oct. 20, 1884, she married (254) Dan Frost, since 
which time they have lived in Toledo, O., New York, and 
their present residence, "How Kola," Atlantic Highlands, 
N. J., where she presides with charming grace and hospi- 
tality in a delightful home. 




GEORGE HENRY FROST. 

SEE PAGE 155. 



PART IV. 



Derivation and Chronology 



OF 



THE NAME FROST 



SOME DESCENDANTS 



OF 



EPHRAIM FROST 



BY 



GEO. H. FROST 



DERIVATION OF THE NAME 



FROST: One of those names which, like Snow, Winter, 
Summer, Rain, Fog, and many others, are derived directly 
from the elements or physical appearances about us, and 
how or when first applied as surnames to men remains un- 
known. Its meaning is just as understood wherever cold, or 
the efifects of cold, is known. It is purely of northern origin, 
as shown in the Century Dictionary, Vol. II., p. 2390, as 
follows : 

frost, a noun, from Old English frost, forst; from Anglo- 
Saxon forst cognate with Old Saxon frost; with Old Friesic 
forst; with Dutch vorst; with Middle Low German vrost; 
with Old High German frost; Middle High German vrost; 
German frost; with Icelandic, Swedish, Danish, frost; de- 
rived from Anglo-Saxon freosan; English freeze; Gothic 
frius, meaning frost, cold. etc.. etc. 

The name is still a common one in North Germany bor- 
dering on the North Sea, and it seems a certainty that the 
name was taken to England by the Angles who settled on 
the east and south shores of the island, where the name 
has been preserved mostly in Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex on the 
east, and in Devonshire and Hampshire on the south. There 
are now prominent representatives of the name, showing 
in the west the Welsh descent and in the east their Anglo- 
Saxon origin. 



CHRONOLOGY OF MENTION OF FROST NAME. 

A. D. 

In Domesday Book Forst held lands 1042-1066 

Robto and Waltero FROST, Charters of Gil- 

bertine Monastery at Sempringham, Lincoln. .1160-1180 

Gilbertus Frostenden, Suffolk County 1269 

H. R. (Hundred Rolls) of Edward I, frequent 

mention 1272-1307 

John FROST, "enfranchised" as chaplain 1327-1377 

Peter FROST, on committee to award land to a 

college ; he is of the "clerice" 1389 

Bartholomew FROST, Mayor of Thetford 1449 



148 THE FROST FAMILY 

Richard FROST, Chaplain, St. Edmundsbury, 

buys land and house 1506 

Joscelyn Percy, fourth son Earl of Northumber- 
land, married Margaret, daughter of Walter 
FROST, before 1528 

Anthony FROST of Thurlston, Norfolk County, 

buys land 1 587 

John FROST of Glensford, SuiTolk County, mar- 
ries Christian Netherstret of Clare. . .July 11, 1592 

John FROST of Bramfield, Suflfolk County, mar- 
ries Prudence Cage October 2, 1592 

Edward ffrost and Jone Coe, of Bramfield, Suf- 
folk County, were married October 6, 1594 

Rev. John FROST of Bury St. Edmunds, 
Suffolk County, married Sarah Winthroppe 
February 16, 1595 



o 

> 

r 
w 

CO 

X 

> 




■ 


ILTON FROST. (1 

:e page 161, 






o 

■»4 







X 

> 

w O 

> *^ 

o /d 

w o 

- w 

2 H 



O 




SOME DESCENDANTS 

OF 

EPHRAIM FROST* 

By GEO. H. FROST 



The following pages give a partial history of one 
branch of the family of Edmund Frost, viz., that of 
Ephraim (6),t born 1646, and who remained in Cambridge 
with his father. Edmund (1), in the homestead on Kirkland 
Street. The account is confined to the line of Ebenezer 
(21), great-grandson of Edmund (1), who disappears from 
Paige's History of Cambridge, when he moved with his 
family in 1761 to Rutland, Mass., where this history con- 
tinues his genealogical record to the ninth generation from 
the emigrant in one family which emigrated to Vermont, 
to New York, to Canada, and back to the United States 
in Illinois, New York, and finally to New Jersey. The 
history is a meager one, as it seemed most desirable to 
keep to the simplest details ; repetitions were unavoidable 
and it is hoped will be pardoned. 

Ebenezer Frost (21), son of Ebenezer (12) ; grandson 
of Ephraim (6) ; great-grandson of the emigrant Edmund 
(1) ; was born in Cambridge, Mass., at the homestead on 
Kirkland Street, where he lived until he removed, with his 
father, in 1730, to North Avenue, now Massachusetts 
Avenue, to an estate purchased by his father from Samuel 
Cooper. He was baptized in Cambridge August 22, 1725 ; 
he was married April 21, 1748, to Naomi, daughter of 
Thomas Dana (10), of Cambridge (baptized January 12, 
1729), who bore him four children, whose names were: 

Ebenezer Frost, bap. February 19, 1749; removed to 
Norwich, Conn. 

Mary Frost, bap. February 24. 1751 ; m. March 27, 1783, 
J. J. Mills of Grafton, Mass. 

Daniel Frost, b. May 10, 1752; removed to Brattleboro, 
Vt. 



*We were fortunate in obtaining this most interesting paper from George H. 
Frost, of Plainfield, N. J., just as the preceding matter was to be published. 

tNumbers in this sketch correspond with those in Paige's History of 
Cambridge, Mass. 



150 THE FROST FAMILY 

Deborah Frost, bap. February 12, 1758; no records. 

Thomas Dana (10) was a brother of Richard (12), who 
married Lydia Trowbridge and from whom descended the 
very distinguished branch of the Dana family still promi- 
nently represented in the most learned and aristocratic 
society of Massachusetts. Naomi (Dana) Frost was a 
first cousin of Edmund Dana (23), who, after graduation 
from Harvard University in 1759, went to England and 
became Rector of Wroxeter, and who married Helen, dau. 
of Lord Kinnaird ; she also bore the same relationship to 
the more distinguished Francis Dana (24), who became a 
celebrated lawyer, was Delegate to the Continental Con- 
gress for five years; was a Presidential Elector in 1789; 
Ambassador to Russia; and Chief Justice of the Supreme 
Judicial Court of Massachusetts. 

Naomi (Dana) Frost died in 1759 or 1760, and on 
March 18, 1761. Ebenezer Frost married (2d) Ruth Wright 
of Woburn, Mass., b. July 23, 1732; d. in Rutland, July 
20, 1821. The children by her were: Ruth Frost, b. August 
8, 1762, m. November 20, 1784, Adonijah Bartlett; Joseph 
Frost, bap. December 29, 1765, removed to Leicester, Mass.; 
Jonathan Frost, bap. December 13, 1768, m. Rebecca Miles 
in 1789; Stephen Frost, bap. April 8, 1770, m. Polly Randall 
August 5, 1790; Dana Frost, b. January 25, 1773, descend- 
ants live in New Braintree; James Frost, b. (?), removed 
to Brattleboro in 1799, and was the father of Charles C. 
Frost, A. M., born in Brattleboro, East Village, November 
11, 1805, and who was by trade a shoemaker, of which he 
was quite proud, but who at a very early age developed a 
genius for mathematics, later a love of botany and its 
allied subjects in natural history, and with these was de- 
veloped a taste for foreign languages, so that before Mr. 
Frost had reached even middle life he was accounted one 
of the most noted scientists of the world. The degree of 
A. M. was conferred on him by Dartmouth and Middlebury 
Colleges ; he became a corresponding member of societies 
for the advancement of learning in the United States, and 
was elected a member of numerous scientific societies in 
both America and Europe. He was, however, first, last 
and all the time, a shoemaker. When asked by the Rev- 
erend Doctor C. F. Deems, pastor of the "Church of the 
Strangers" of New York City, on the occasion of a visit, 
how he could be content to spend his days in his little shoe- 
shop, with these capabilities and acquirements. "Why," 
said he, "it is the business of my life. Whatever I have 



IN ENGLAND AND AMERICA 151 

acquired of science came in the search of health and mental 
entertainment. Science is not my profession — shoemaking 
is." 

Mr. C. C. Frost married Roxana Sargent, granddaughter 
of John Sargent, of Fort Dummer, the first English child 
born in Vermont. By this marriage he had three sons, 
Charles S., Wells S., and Henry B. S. Frost, and the family 
is, at present writing, a leading one of Brattleboro. For a 
very complete history of this celebrated man, see Miss 
Hemenway's Gazeteer of Vermont and Henry Burnham's 
Early History of Brattleboro. 

Ebenezer Frost (21) bought, in December, 1760, a farm 
of 126 acres in Rutland County, Massachusetts, and, with 
his second wife, Ruth Wright, and his four children by his 
first wife, Naomi Dana, he removed thither in March, 1761. 
He died in Rutland in 1787, leaving his widow, Ruth, and 
ten children surviving, all of whom are named in his will 
of May 17, 1787, and recorded in the Registry Office in 
Worcester. The estate inventoried at £719 18s. 6d., or 
about $2,400, of which £588 was for real estate. 

With the departure of Ebenezer Frost (21) from Cam- 
bridge in 1761, that branch of the Frost family disappears 
from Paige's History of that city, and its members and its 
record are to be found only in the Probate and Registry 
courts of Worcester, Mass., and of Brattleboro, Vt., to- 
gether with the personal records secured by the writer. 

Daniel, son of Ebenezer (21) and Naomi (Dana) Frost, 
and great-great-grandson of Edmund (1), was born May 
10, 1752, on North Avenue, now Massachusetts Avenue, 
Cambridge; removed with his father to Rutland, March, 
1761 ; married September 30, 1779, at Barre, Mass., Hannah 
Smith (born June 4, 1747) ; he lived, a farmer, in Brattle- 
boro, Marlboro, Barre, and Glover, Vt., until his death in 
the last-named place on April 21, 1833. His name is re- 
corded incorrectly in Paige's History as ''David" — a dis- 
tmctly typographical error, which the v/riter has carefully 
investigated. In his father's will, moreover, he is mentioned 
as Daniel. The wife, Hannah, also died in Glover. Vt., 
April 9, 1844, aged 97 years. The children born of this 
marriage were : 

Naomi Frost, September 16, 1780; no records. 
Moses Frost, January 24, 1783 ; no descendants. 
Daniel Frost, October 7, 1785; numerous descendants, 
but family almost extinct. 



152 THE FROST FAMILY 

Eber Frost, June 21, 1788; family extinct. 
Ebenezer Frost, Brattleboro, October 9, 1790. 
Loring Frost, November 24, 1793 ; family extinct. 
Hannah I^rost, March 27, 1796; family extinct. 

The Revolutionary War record of the Frost family is 
mostly confined to the period of outbreak of hostilities.* 
Many of them w^ere living in Arlington, on the direct line 
of march of the British from Boston to Concord, and six- 
teen members of the Massachusetts Frosts responded to the 
alarm of April 19, 1775, and presumably did effective 
service at Lexington, to be followed by temporary terms of 
service in the vicinity of Boston and also at Ticonderoga, 
Saratoga and Bennington. The Ephraim Frosts, living 
in Cambridge and Arlington, very naturally were the prin- 
cipal representatives of the family, as may be learned from 
volume VI of lists of Masschusetts Revolutionary Soldiers 
and Sailors. The war record of Daniel Frost is confined 
to three months and nineteen days, between September 5, 
1777, and November 19, 1778, for service largely in Rhode 
Island. 

Ebenezer Frost, of the sixth generation from Edmund 
(1), was born October 9, 1790, in Brattleboro, Vt. He 
lived in a transition period of American history. The 
echoes of the Revolution had hardly died away when he 
was born in the "Wilderness," as Vermont was then desig- 
nated, and even before it was added to the list of states. 
His father was a farmer, sometimes scratching the virgin soil 
of his own small clearing or working on the "clearings" of 
his neighbors. It was a hard life at the best, without roads 
except forest trails, and thirty miles to a grist mill. The 
father had followed the trend of emigration up the river 
valley from old Rutland to Fort Dummer, now Brattle- 
boro, and thence after several years of hard scrapping for 
existence, Avith an increasing family, he nio\'e(l on through 
the wilderness to the vicinity of the present Montpelier and 
settled for some years in Barre. It was while here that 

*"FIRST BLOOD" IN THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION. 

James Frost, son of Edmund and Thomasine, was born in Cambridge in 
]640_i he removed to Rillerica, where his descendants still live. His grandson, 
William, had a daughter, Elizabeth, born Aug. 31, 1723, who married, Sept. 28, 
1744. Nathaniel French, fourth son of Sergeant William French. Nathaniel and 
his wife, Elizabeth Frost, removed to Vermont before the Revolution and lived 
in Dummerston and Brattleboro; they had eleven children, one of whom, Williarr^ 
French, b. Mar. 27, 1753, was the celebrated victim of the Westminster "Massacre" 
of March 13, 1775, and claimed to be the first martyr to American Independence. 
A monument erected at Westminster commemorates the event. The story of the 
tragedy cannot fail to interest members of the Edmund Frost family, which is 
thus early linked in history with the Revolution. 






en 

W 
M 

> 

o 



a 

O 
w 

H 




> 

o 



o 
c 
o 



^ to 
o 

H 



o 




IN ENGLAND AND AMERICA 153 

the youthful Ebenezer, aged 13, rebelled against the 
tyranny of an older brother and started out to earn his 
own living, and although employed in the vicinity of home 
he never after drew any financial support therefrom. He 
watched bush fires for his board for a season, helped on 
farms, and later was apprentice to a blacksmith in Barton. 
His trade learned, he crossed Lake Champlain at Ticonde- 
roga, and in the War of 1812, at the age of 22, he was 
attached to a cavalry regiment as horseshoer, and was 
present at the battle of Plattsburg, September 11, 1814. At 
the close of the war he made his way on foot through the 
Adirondack forests as far as Hopkinton Village, where he 
settled and at once proceeded to build a trip-hammer shop, 
the power for which he obtained from a brook traversing 
the village. A few pieces of old dam, and a large boulder 
v^fith a square hole in the top used in the shop, still remain, 
according to a genealogical history of Hopkinton from which 
these notes are partly compiled. The most of the iron 
then in use was Swedish wrought-iron in all forms and 
sizes, but of very short lengths, as large, heavy pieces 
could not be hauled in. The office of the trip-hammer was 
to draw these billets out into the required forms and sizes 
for shoes for horse and ox, as well as for sleighs, tires for 
wagon wheels, etc. The trip-hammer was the forerunner 
of the rolling-mill of today. 

Ebenezer Frost was an enterprising man, and not only 
ran a shop for himself, but sold hammered iron to other 
blacksmiths. Apparently the profits were not satisfactory, 
because in 1820 the young man. now married, moved to 
Canton, where he continued his trip-hammer business, 
using two horses for his power and getting his supplies of 
iron in Ogdensburg. He remained in Canton sixteen years. 
His first wife died, leaving two children to his care. 
He married again and two more children were added to 
his family before some difficulty arising between Silas 
Wright, later Governor of the State, and him, the nature of 
which cannot now be learned, decided Frost to move into 
Canada. With his wife Caroline, four children, two teams 
of horses with loaded sleighs, and one workman — who lived 
in Smith's Falls and vicinity until his death, quite recently — 
he crossed the St. Lawrence River on April 6, 1836, on his 
way to Hull, opposite the present city of Ottawa. After 
trying his luck amid the most adverse circumstances in that 
settlement and at Hawkesbury, lower down the river, 
where the writer of this sketch was added to his other 



154 THE FROST FAMILY 

anxieties, a move was made to the small settlement of 
Smith's Falls in the spring of 1839, and there, almost at the 
age of 50, without money, credit or friends, he sat down 
for good, determined to win or die, and where he did 
both win and die. 

The Rideau Canal, a slack-water canal for steamboats 
between the Ottawa River at Ottawa (then Bytown) and 
Lake Ontario at Kingston, had just been completed by the 
British Government as a military highway, and a settlement 
of some 400 people had occupied the clearing surrounding 
the water-power called Smith's Falls, from the original 
grantee. It was largely a community of United Empire 
Loyalists (U. E. L.), or Americans who had adhered to 
the Crown in 1776 and had been driven from their homes 
in New England and New York to occupy lands granted 
by the British Government. The coming of Yankees to live 
and trade in their midst was not looked upon very kindly, 
and hence for a few years Ebenezer Frost and his growing 
family knew what it was to be strangers in a strange land. 
But the Frost spirit never knows defeat, and by his industry, 
perseverance, square dealing and unconquerable spirit, the 
Yankee emigrant won his way to the confidence and good 
will of his neighbors and proved the greatest factor in the 
upbuilding of the town that it has ever had — unless possibly 
the coming of the Canadian Pacific Railway shares the 
distinction. 

Ebenezer Frost married (1) Clarissa Chandler, of Law- 
rence, St. Lawrence County, New York, April 28, 1817; 
she was born March 28, 1799, at Lebanon, N. H., and was a 
daughter of Abijah Chandler, one of the original pioneers 
of St. Lawrence County, arriving there in the fall of 1806; 
she died in Canton, N. Y., June 24. 1831. The children of 
this marriage were : 

Elvira Frost, b. September 6, 1821, in Canton, N. Y. ; 
m. Russell W. Bartlett of Smith's Falls, Ontario, December 
4, 1844; had three children, all of whom died in infancy. 
R. W. Bartlett was born in Rome, N. Y., August 5, 1816, 
and died in Smith's Falls, August 10, 1906; he came to 
Canada with his father in 1831. Elvira (Frost) Bartlett 
died in Smith's Falls November 23, 1908. 

James Trussell Frost, b. Canton, N. Y., December 2, 
1828; came to Smith's Falls with his father, Ebenezer, in 
1839; m. Jeannette Clark Stinson in Ogdensburg, N. Y., 
May 28, 1858; d. at Smith's Falls February 6, 1865; she d. 



IN ENGLAND AND AMERICA 155 

April 28, 1868. Three children survived and are now all 
living in Smith's Falls. They are: 

Helen Elvira Frost, b. February 18, 1859; m. George 
F. McKim, January 30, 1889; have four children. Mr. Mc- 
Kim is proprietor and editor of the semi-weekly paper, 
"Rideau Record," and has been councilman and mayor of 
Smith's Falls, besides holding other official positions. He 
v^as the most influential factor in securing a handsome 
Carnegie Library Building for the town of Smith's Falls; 
is a very active member of the Methodist Church ; is an 
enthusiastic Liberal in politics, and is interested in several 
local industries. 

Caroline Lydia Frost, b. January 15. 1861. 

James Edwin Frost, b. July 15, 1863; m. Laura O. 
Meighen, of Perth, Ontario, June 12, 1900. He is engaged 
in the manufacture of malleable iron castings. 

Ebenezer Frost m. (2d) Caroline Harwood (b. in Ben- 
nington, Vt., April 20, 1806,) at Lawrence, St. Lawrence 
County. N. Y., October 24, 1831. The children by this 
marriage were : 

Clarissa Harwood Frost, b. at Canton, N. Y., July 29, 
1832; unmarried. Lives in Smith's Falls. 

Edwin Lewis Frost, b. Canton, July 30, 1834; d. January 
31, 1852. 

George Henry Frost, b. West Hawkesbury, Ont., July 
9, 1838. 

Charles Beriah Frost, b. Smith's Falls, Ont., August 26, 
1840; d. Smith's Falls, Ont., April 20, 1909. 

Francis Theodore Frost, b. Smith's Falls, December 21, 
1843. 

William Henry Frost, b. Smith's Falls, November 10, 
1847. 

Ebenezer Frost, the father, d. in Smith's Falls, January 
26, 1863; Caroline (Harwood) Frost died September 18, 
1879. 

The Harwood (Harvard, Harrod, Hereward,) family was 
of English origin. Nathaniel, the emigrant, was born there 
sbout 1641, and his wife, Elizabeth, about 1643. They were 
of Boston in 1665 ; removed to Concord, where he d. Febru- 
ary 7, 1716, and she d. April 25, 1715. There were five 
children, all born in Concord, Mass. The third son, Peter, 
b. January 12, 1671, m. Mary Fox, of Concord, November 
7, 1700; they removed to Littleton, Mass., where he d. in 
1740. They had seven children: Benjamin, b. April 30, 



156 THE FROST FAMILY 

1713, m. Bridget IJrown (b. April 20, 1715, in Concord,) 
May, 1733; they removed to Hardwick, thence to Amherst, 
Mass., where he d. August 19, 1758. The widow, with 
seven sons and fourteen others, making a party of twenty- 
two, removed from Hardwick and were the first settlers 
in Bennington. Vt., arriving June 18, 1761 ; of these seven 
sons, Peter, the eldest, b. July 14, 1735, in Concord, m. 
Margaret Clark of Colerain, Mass. (b. July 8, 1740), daugh- 
ter of Matthew, January 9, 1759; they had ten children, 
the second, Benjamin, b. January 12, 1762, being the first 
child born in Bennington; and from the eight surviving 
children have descended the numerous families of Harwoods 
with their intermarriages now existent principally in Ver- 
mont and western Massachusetts. The seventh son. lonas 
(b. July 24, 1772), m. in 1797, Phoebe (b. 1777), daughter 
of Noah Dodge, of Bennington, and in 1807 removed, with 
b.is wife and four children (all girls, b. in Bennington), to 
Hopkinton, St. Lawrence County, N. Y., where two more 
children were born, and where the wife, Phoebe, d. in 1811. 
He m. September, 1822, Mrs. Sarah Stillwell, and removed 
to Parkman, Ohio, where he d. in 1837. He was one of 
the original settlers of Hopkinton when the hardest of hard 
times was the rule in that region. Of the six surviving 
children, Caroline, b. in Bennington April 7, 1806, remained 
ir. Hopkinton and became the second wife of Ebenezer 
Frost, October 24, 1831, removing to Canton and in 1836 to 
Canada, and settling in Smith's Falls in 1839. 



GEORGE HENRY FROST. 

George Henry Frost, of the seventh generation from 
Edmund (IJ, was born in West Hawkesbury, County of 
Prescott, Ontario, then called Upper Canada, July 9, 1838; 
removed with his father to Smith's Falls in 1839, where 
he lived until July, 1863, when he removed to Chicago, 
111., where, with the exception of several months in 1864 
spent in St. Louis, Mo., he lived until December 3, 1878, 
when he arrived in New York, where he lived continuously 
until June, 1886, removing thence with his family to his 
present place of residence, Plainfield, New Jerse3^ with 
business offices in New York City. 

George H. Frost was educated in the village schools 
of Smith's Falls ; in 1854 and 1855 he was a pupil for three 
terms at an academy in Glover, Vt. ; on his return to 
Smith's Falls in 1855, he taught for four months in the 




CHARLES BERIAH FROST. 

Died April 20, 1909. 
SEE PAGE 163. 



IN ENGLAND AND AMERICA 157 

village school, where he had been a pupil, to fill out the 
term of a retiring assistant teacher, and then prepared, with 
his pastor, to enter McGill University, Montreal, graduating 
therefrom, with the degree of Civil Engineer, in 1860, and 
being now one of the very small number of "oldest gradu- 
ates" of the class of that year. The instruction in civil 
engineering in McGill University of these early years was 
decidedly meager; the classes in mathematics and natural 
history, under such able men as Professor Alexander John- 
son, still living, and the very justly celebrated Sir William 
Dawson — dead many years ago — saved the situation, and 
in the case of the student Frost were the controlling event 
of his life and the basis of a career which, though not re- 
markable, has met with fair success. 

After graduation from college, an "apprenticeship" to a 
licensed land surveyor was effected, and in January, 1863, 
the Diploma of Provincial Land Surveyor was conferred 
upon him after the necessary examination before a Board 
of Examiners in Toronto. The young civil engineer was 
now duly empowered to practise the art of land surveying" 
in Upper Canada, and he opened an office in Smith's Falls. 
But his father, Ebenezer Frost, had died a few days after 
his return from Toronto ; a few months of practice among 
the farmers of the vicinity was not encouraging, and so he 
bade farewell to village life and his old home in the Cana- 
dian clearing", and in the closing week of August, 1863, ar- 
rived in the Mecca of young adventurers — the already far- 
famed city by the lake — Chicago, at that time a great 
sprawling village of 150,000 inhabitants. The Civil War 
was at its greatest activity, and everywhere was dirt and 
turmoil. There were few paved streets, and the labor of 
climbing over the innumerable levels of the wooden side- 
walks was most fatiguing; crime was rampant and the 
safest place after dark was within one's home. There was 
a constant tramp of armed men passing between railway 
stations on the Avay to or from the battlefields of the South, 
and home on furloughs or expiration of service. It was all 
very exciting and interesting to a youth from a Canadian 
backwoods settlement, just taking his first peep at the great 
world "over the border." of which he had read and heard 
so much in past years. 

Strange to say, the second person lo whom the young 
man was introduced in the turbulent city was the noted 
evangelist. Donald G. Moody, of the Church Militant, and 



158 THE FROST FAMILY 

with whom an acquaintance was maintained for several 
years, until amid the mutual activities of each life they 
drifted far apart and out of ken. To recount the experi- 
ences of these early days in Chicago is to lapse inevitably 
into the reminiscent, which is hardly the purpose of this 
brief memoir. 

Within a week of arrival in Chicago, employment as a 
rodman on a railway survey in Wisconsin by the Chicago 
&; Northwestern Railway Company was secured, and, with 
the exception of the summer of 186^1 — April to October — 
spent in an architect's office in St. Louis, the next three 
years were spent in the service of that company ; the next 
ten were devoted to the active work of a civil engineer 
and surveyor in private practice in the fast growing city. 
It was slavish work, but, although rewarded with more than 
the average success of the profession at that time, was not 
sufficiently promising of future competence to tempt to 
permanence therein. 

Previous to leaving Canada, Mr. Frost had branched out 
into journalism, in the shape of a small monthly devoted 
mainly to real estate exploitation ; this served merely as a 
straw to show the direction of his inclination, and hence, in 
Chicago, the fact that not even a single journal in the 
interests of civil engineering was existent in the whole 
country, turned his attention from the hard-earned bread- 
and-butter feature of a surveyor's life to the precarious 
possibilities of a blind leap into an unknown and hitherto 
unexploited field. 

And so in April, 1874, amid the years of panic and pov- 
erty and disaster, succeeding the year of the great fire of 
1871, the first number of the first American civil engineering 
journal was launched in Chicago. There was no money 
with which to lubricate the ways ; even money with which 
to pay the postage. $30, on the first issue, had to be bor^ 
rowed; the one assistant had to be dismissed before the 
second issue was pul^lished ; possible subscribers were like 
the proverbial "angels' visits," and advertisements were con- 
spicuous by their absence. However and "somehow," the 
thing "went ;" the most ingenious methods of making "one 
hand wash the other" were employed ; it was long hours of 
labor, both of day and night ; but through it all credit was 
maintained, and paper dealers and printers were generous, 
and finally the struggling craft found itself in reasonably 
smooth sailing, over which seas it has since navigated with 



IN ENGLAND AND AMERICA 159 

ever-increasing leeway from, the rocks and shoals of bank- 
ruptcy which for so many of its early years threatened its 
frail existence. "Engineering News" has never missed an 
issue "on time" from the day of its birth ; it has never 
contracted a single debt, small or large, which it has not 
paid ; its employes are now over one hundred in number, 
and their salaries or wages are at the top notch in their 
various grades ; three or four considerable fortunes have 
been taken out by retiring partners, and after these thirty- 
five years of varying fortune the original founder is still 
in control as sole owner of what is acknowledged to be the 
loading civil engineering weekly of the entire world. Its 
history is a romance and is so interwoven with the life of 
the writer that they are practically inseparable. It is not, 
however, the purpose of this little book on genealogy to 
fill its pages with such a history. A chief lesson of such a 
history is, however, that there is in the Frost character, 
from Edmund Frost to date, an indomitable spirit of indus- 
try, a simple but unimpeachable honesty in all dealings and, 
apparently, utter ignorance of the hour of defeat. The 
writer has studied the generations of Frosts for three hun- 
dred years, and in all the branches descended from the 
emigrant Edmund the same qualities of industry, honesty, 
perseverance, and, very largely, of simple piety, have been 
dominant notes in their quiet and uneventful lives. 

George H. Frost m., in Chicago, December 3. 1868, 
Louisa (b. August 29, 1839, in New York City), daughter 
of Edwin and Sophia Hunt, both of Liverpool, England, 
then of New York, and later of Chicago. The children of 
this marriage are: 

Charles Hamilton Frost, b. February 22, 1870, in Chi- 
cago. 

Harwood Frost, b. February 15, 1872, in Smith's Falls, 
Ontario, his mother having moved there at time of great 
fire in Chicago, October, 1871. 

Edwin Hunt Frost, b. July 23, 1874, in Chicago. 

Frances Willoughby Frost, b. March 23, 1876, in Chicago. 

In the summer of 1876 the pressure of "hard times" 
rendered the removal of the family of mother and four 
young boys to the hospitable home in Canada a necessity, 
leaving the breadwinner of the family to buck against 
Chicago conditions unhampered by family anxieties. By 
1878 it became apparent that only in one American city 
were the conditions favorable to publishing an engineering 



160 THE FROST FAMILY 

journal, and in the first week of January, 1879, Engineering 
News was issued from its New York office in the Tribune 
Building. It may be interesting to note here that its owner 
left Chicago on December 1. 1878, after a little over fifteen 
years at hard labor in that enterprising city, with a ticket 
over the Grand Trunk Railway to New York, $35 in pocket, 
and two valises in hand; borrowing $500 in Smith's Falls 
on the way, he opened his bank account with that sum a 
few days later in the metropolis. Benjamin Franklin wheel- 
ing his papers to the post-office has been well exploited in 
history ; the publisher of Engineering News didn't even 
wheel his product — he "backed" it for a year or more to the 
ofifice in Chicago. At the present writing the weekly issue 
requires nearly eight tons of paper. 

Success was so snfTficiently assured by July, 1881, that 
the family was removed to New York, where boarding- 
house life, with its summer vacations, was endured until 
June, 1886, when housekeeping was resumed in Plainfield, 
New Jersey, and where the entire family has been domiciled 
ever since, with only occasional absences in travel. Europe 
— once extended to Egypt and the Upper Nile — has been 
visited six times, the Pacific Coast twice, and nearly every 
state in the Union; the sons and their wives have all en- 
joyed European travel, one of them, Harwood, having been 
in business in London, England, for several years, and the 
youngest. Francis, besides European travel, having been a 
member of the party of the then Secretary Taft to the 
Philippines, when Alice Roosevelt was of the party also ; 
he, however, left the Miss Roosevelt party in Pekin and 
journeyed to the Great Wall, in company with a Cincinnati 
friend, and with whom he continued on around the globe 
making nine months' absence from home. 

George H. Frost in early life became a member of the 
United Presbyterian Church of Scotland, and is now a 
member of the Crescent Avenue Church (Presbyterian) of 
Plainfield ; like his father, Ebenezer, he is a Republican in 
politics, becoming a naturalized citizen of the United States 
as soon as possible after his arrival in 1863; he was a 
member of the Plainfield Common Council for five years, 
the only political office he has held, and is now practically 
retired from active business, although keeping in close touch 
with his several interests, one of which being the large 
manufactory of The Frost & Wood Company in Canada, 
of which, through the death of his brother Charles in April, 




FRANCIS T. FROST. 

SEE PAGE 164. 



IN ENGLAND AND AMERICA 161 

1909, he became a large stockholder. He is also an Associate 
of the American Society of Civil Engineers; is a member of 
the Canadian Society of Civil Engineers ; honorary member 
of Engineering Associations in several states of the Union, 
member of the Historical Genealogical Society, Boston. 

Charles Hamilton Frost, eighth generation from Ed- 
mund, was educated in a primary school in Smith's Falls, 
Canada; in a public school. New York City; a military 
school for boys in Poughkeepsie, N. Y. ; at St. Johnsbury 
Academy, Vt. ; High School. Plainfield, N. J., and Yale 
University, Xew Haven, Conn., from which last institution 
he graduated in the class of 1892. He spent some months 
as assistant to contractors on the railroad tunnel under the 
city of Baltimore, and later as assistant superintendent on 
a contract sectio n of the Chicago drainage canal. He 
later entered the service of The Frost & Wood Company in 
Smith's Falls. On June 26, 1896, he married Marian Ger- 
trude Hemming, of Drummondville, Province of Quebec, 
by whom he has three children, all living at present. In 
October, 1904, he resigned from his place as manager of the 
Publicity Department of The Frost & Wood Company, to 
assume the sole management of the Plainfield Daily Courier- 
News, purchased in July previous purposely to bring him 
and his family to New Jersey. The Daily Courier-News is 
the consolidation by purchase of two small dailies, and in 
1904, when George H. Frost became the sole owner, it was 
fifteen years old. Under the management of Charles H. 
Frost it has grown from a small eight-page paper to a ten 
or twelve-page paper of same size of metropolitan journals ; 
the small plant of 1904 has been replaced by one of the 
costliest and best in the state of New Jersey, and it will be 
installed in its own building in March, 1910. one of the 
model printing outfits of the country. It is considered one 
of the staunchest Republican journals of New Jersey. 

Harwood Frost, eighth generation, b. in Canada, was 
educated in the schools of Smith's Falls, Poughkeepsie and 
Plainfield ; he graduated after a four years' course in Lehigh 
University, Bethlehem, with the degree of Mechanical Engi- 
neer. Later he entered the service of The Frost & Wood 
Company, manufacturers of agricultural implements, and 
represented that firm as manager of their exhibit, at the 
Glasgow (Scotland) Exhibition; following that service, an 
office and warehouse was opened by the comtiany in Lon- 
don, England, which is still maintained by The Frost & 



162 THE FROST FAMILY 

Wood Company as their central office for a large and 
growing foreign trade in their machinery. Harwood Frost, 
however, after six years as manager for the company in 
England, returned in 1904 to New York to enter the service 
of the Engineering News Publishing Company, of which he 
is the secretary, and also manager of the Book Publishing 
Department. He married in Chicago, 111., October 8, 1903, 
Evelyn Newton Lynas (b. June 13, 1880), daughter of 
Thomas R. Lynas, manager for Illinois and Wisconsin of 
the Etna Life Insurance Company. They live in Plainfield, 
N.J. 

Edwin Hunt Frost, eighth generation, was born in Chi- 
cago August 23. 1874; was educated in a private school in 
New York City, in the public school, and in a private 
academy of Plainfield ; entered the service of Engineering 
News in 1889, where he spent fifteen years, until failing 
health compelled him to seek out-of-door occupation. After 
two seasons of travel in Europe and at home, he bought 
a farm in the Litchfield Hills, Connecticut, where he and his 
wife live from April to November. He has become an 
enthusiastic farmer, and has not yet had occasion to regret 
his investment. He m. October 8, 1902, at Yonkers, N. Y., 
Sarah Marguerite (b. October 8, 1876). daughter of Hon- 
orable Gilbert Hilton Scribner. former Secretary of State 
of New York and president of the Belt Line Street Railroad 
of New York. Mr. Scribner was a successful lawyer, but 
retired from active practice of his profession many years 
ago. Both he and his wife are still living in Yonkers ; they 
have been wide travelers in Europe and Africa, remaining 
with their children abroad one period of six years. Margue- 
rite (Scribner) Frost is not only a clever artist, but has 
marked ability as a poet and story writer. 

Francis Willoughby Frost, eighth generation, was b. 
in Chicago March 23, 1876, and was educated in same 
schools with his brother Edwin FI. He also early in life 
commenced his business life in the accounting department 
of Engineering News, where, with the exception of vaca- 
tions spent in Europe and one trip to the Philippines in the 
party of Secretary Taft and thence making the circuit of 
the globe, he has since been actively employed. He is at 
present writing (1909) treasurer and auditor of the Engi- 
neering News Publishing Company, at 220 Broadway, New 
York. He married. October 20, 1907, Alice Birney (b. 
December 14, 1881). daughter of Frank E. Blackwell, a New 



IN ENGLAND AND AMERICA 163 

York lawyer; of this marriage one child, a son, was born 
June 29, 1909. The parents live at 1011 Madison Avenue, 
Plainfield. N. J. 

CHARLES BERIAH FROST. 

Charles Beriah Frost, of the seventh generation, the son 
of Ebenezer Frost and Caroline Harwood, was born in 
Smith's Falls, August 5, 1840. He was educated in the 
public and grammar schools of his native town, but while 
yet a boy he entered the service of Frost & Wood and 
in the development and management of that business he 
spent his entire life until its sudden ending, April 20, 1909. 
Soon after the death of his father in 1863, he and his brother 
Francis formed a new partnership with the surviving part- 
ner, Alexander Wood, which arrangement continued to the 
retirement of Mr. Wood in 1885, when the business was 
continued under the same name but by the two brothers 
as sole partners, until January 1, 1899, when it was incor- 
porated under the name of The Frost & Wood Company, 
Ltd., by which name it is now known, and of which Charles 
B. Frost was president until he resigned in 1909 on account 
of failing health. Charles B. Frost had practically no other 
interest in life than the promotion of this business. When 
his father died the business of manufacturing agricultural 
machinery was yet in its infancy, and in the small foundry 
of that time hand work was mainly depended upon to pro- 
duce the limited output. Through years of costly experi- 
ment, through serious losses by fire, by financial panics, by 
crop failures, the days of small things widened out into 
larger ventures until the present, when the factory is the 
third largest of its kind in the Dominion, employing 500 
men, and having agencies in the principal cities of Canada, 
besides a branch in London, England, to direct its foreign 
trade. In all this growth Mr. Frost was a chief factor. 
From the beginning he knew every detail ; he gave to it 
all his time, his energy, his thought ; he was proud of it, 
proud of its good name, proud of its growth, and proud of 
what it had done and was doing for his native town. 

Mr. Frost was of a retiring and quiet disposition. He 
was induced to serve for a term as a Councilman, but, 
while always keenly interested in the political welfare of 
his native town and of the country at large, yet he could 
not be induced to accept public office. He was a consistent 
member of the Presbyterian Church, to which he gave 
liberally as well as to all local charities and institutions. 



164 THE FROST FAMILY 

As the Toronto "Globe" of August 4, 1906, phrases it: "He 
is justly entitled, by length of time and things actually 
accomplished, to be styled the Premier of the Captains of 
Canadian Industry." In business circles throughout Canada 
and the United States he was known as one "whose word 
was as good as his bond," and in his passing away his 
native town lost a good citizen and an enterprising manu- 
facturer. 

Charles B. Frost, October 3, 1878, married Emily Palmer, 
daughter of George P. Harwood, of Bennington. Vt. She 
was born, February, 1847, and died December 3. 1893. No 
children were born to this marriage. 

HONORABLE FRANCIS T. FROST. 

Honorable Francis T. Frost, seventh generation, son 
of Ebenezer Frost and Caroline Harwood, was born 
in Smith's Falls. Ont., on the 21st of December, 
1843, and has lived there all his life. In gradu- 
ating from the common and grammar schools of his 
native village, he was sent, at the age of thirteen, to Ver- 
mont, where he spent one year in a select school, and three 
years later spent another year at St. Lawrence Academy, 
Potsdam, N. Y. At the age of seventeen he entered the busi- 
ness of The Frost & Wood Company as clerk, and in 1867 
became a partner. In 1899 when the business was converted 
into a joint stock company he was elected as vice-presi- 
dent, which position he held until March, 1909, when he 
became president on the resignation of his brother, Charles. 
He became interested in municipal affairs, and was elected 
Reeve of the village of Smith's Falls in 1876 and was 
reelected for seven years, while as representative of the 
county he became Warden of the County Council in 1878, 
and was reelected for a second term in 1879. In 1883, 
upon the changing of the village into a town, he became the 
first mayor. In Dominion politics he also took a great in- 
terest, and was always prominent at election times in the 
interests of his party. In June, 1896. he was elected for the 
House of Commons as member for North Leeds and Gren- 
ville, which position he retained until November, 1900. In 
March, 1903, he was called by the Crown to the Senate, 
and remains member of that branch of the Dominion Parlia- 
ment during his life time. On the 3rd of June, 1868, he 
married Miss Maria E. Powell, of Madrid, N. Y. 

Mrs. Frost has always been identified with works of 
charity and benevolence, and is a good worker in her 




MARIA POWELL FROST. 

Wife ot Francis T. Frost. 



IN ENGLAND AND AMERICA 165 

church. For many years she has taught the primary class 
in Sunday school. Five years ago she was elected treasurer 
of the National Council of Women of Canada, which she has 
held continuously, being again reelected in June of the pres- 
ent 3''ear. 1909, in Toronto while attending the Ouin(|uennial 
Congress of the International Council of Women held in 
that city. Mrs. Frost has always been noted for her social 
qualifications, whether at home in Smith's Falls or when 
residing with her husband while in attendance on his Par- 
liamentary duties at the Capital. Both are members of St. 
Paul's Presbyterian Church, Mr. Frost being a member of 
session of that congregation for over thirty years. Mr. 
Frost is a Liberal in politics and a supporter of Sir Wilfrid 
Laurier. 



WILLIAM H. FROST. 

William H. Frost, seventh generation, son of Ebenezer 
Frost and Caroline Harwood, was born in Smith's Falls, Ont., 
on the 10th of November, 1847, was educated at the common 
and high schools of the village, and the St. Lawrence Academy, 
Potsdam, N. Y. After spending some years in Chicago as 
a hardware clerk he returned to Smith's Falls, and in 1878 
commenced the manufacture of malleable iron in which he 
has been very successful, being the proprietor of two fac- 
tories with a capacity of 7,000 tons, and employing 300 men. 
In 1877 he married Fannie Burton, daughter of Judge Bur- 
ton of Manchester, Vermont, and has a family of two 
daughters and three sons. He is president of the Smith's 
Falls Electric Light & Power Co., owned principally by the 
Frost families. He has always taken an interest in munici- 
pal matters, and has been elected several times mayor of 
the town. In business as well as public affairs he has 
always shown a progressive spirit, and stands for every- 
thing that makes for the progress and advancement of his 
town and country. His children were : Clarissa Adaline, 
b. July 27, 1878; m. Frederick C. Clayton of Ottawa, Ont., 
Sept. 18, 1900; they live in New York City where Mr. 
Clayton is engaged with the Library Bureau in the manu- 
facture of bank furniture. 

Laura Agnes, b. May 2, 1881. 
Burton Hunt, b. Oct. 28, 1883. 
Ebenezer Theodore, b. Feb. 5, 1885. 
George Bartlett, b. Feb. 9, 1890. 



INDEX 



OF 



PLATES AND NAMES 




WILLIAM HENRY FROST. 

Smith's Falls, Ont. 
SEE PAGE les. 



INDEX OF PLATES 



No. 
26 — Deacon John Frost. 



. Frontispiece 



on -D K • , T- Following Page 

20 — Rev. Amanah Frost . 

36— Nathan Frost i 

99— Nathan Richards Frost V. ° 

40 — Benjamin Franklin Frost .' , , 

Fannie Smith Frost ... \~ 

Richards Hurd \% 

43 — Sophia Frost Hurd '....'. i% 

58 — Nelson Arnasa Frost ... ,^j 

Mercy Fuller Frost ... . \%^ 

158— Rev. Levvis P. Frost and wife Maria 'Goodeli ' Frost! ! ! S^d 

■'0 — Russell Frost .^ 

94— Caleb Allen Frost ^Ji 

245— Russell Frost ^5 

436— Russell Frost, Jr. ^^ 

107— S. A. Frost. "(1844.) :.■;.■.' j^ 

Lucy B. Frost. (1844.) Vi 

107— S. A. Frost. (1885.).... f^ 

Lucy B. Frost. (1885.) 1" 

112— Harvey F. Frost ^2 

Emily Grover Frost 1^ 

John Howe JJ 

114— Mary L. Frost Howe ...■.' '. ;° 

lis— William Henry Frost .'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.' .' c^ 

Cecelia Grover Frost ct 

138— Eugene B. Frost \i 

144— Josiah B. Frost 1° 

250— James M . Frost \° 

439— Richard M. Frost °S 

441— Franklin M. Frost ^^ 

253- Caroline Frost Meigs °" 

255— Allenette Frost .... ^A 

254— Dan Frost. {\9Q9.) ....'.'.'.'. '. '.'.'. WW. \\ °; 

Anna Townsend Frost. (1909.) 5q 

260— William George Frost. (1909.) .."..".'.' ?9 

Nellie Luther Frost. (1909.)... 70 

261 — Harry Smith Frost. (1909.) ii 

Emma Hays Frost. ( 1 909. ) 7? 

269— Edward L. Frost and Family. (1905.). on 

466— Allen Hugh Frost. (1909.).... 04 

467— Carl Grover Frost. (1909.) . . . %. 



270 — Mary E. Frost Anderson. (1900.). 
291 — George Edward Frost ... 
302 — Rev. George C. Frost . 



88 
92 
96 



338 — Uev. Lewis C. Frost 1 nn 

340— Nelson A. Frost }°" 

341 — Rev. Willard J. Frost V.V. inn 

337— Rev. William Goodell Frost nn 

311— Edward I. Frost "^ 

313— Rev. Henry W. Frost ;::.';;; 04 

Children of No. ,^3, Rev. Henry W. and Aljbie G.' Frost! .' 108 

33 — Kev. John Frost ,;, 

87- Thomas Gold Frost, Sr '.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'. 116 

Elizabeth Bancroft Frost , , ^ 

225— John Edward Frost ,„ 

228— Thomas G. Frost, Tr '.'.'.V.V. \ii 

Margaret I-Citchell Frost !'.'.!! ,5o 

Mary Kennedy Frost V \ hI 

Thomas Rnggles Gold 136 

Dr. Lysander C. Grover . . . V. 140 

George Henry Frost V 1 44 

Charles Hamilton Frost. (1907.) 140 

Harwood Frost. (1904.) }>o 

Edwin Hunt Frost \\% 

Francis Willoughby Frost. ( 1907.) V.VV.VV... 1 S9 

Charles Beriah Frost yV^ 

Francis T. Frost ^^ 

Maria Powell Frost ,Vl 

William Henry Frost ■■ 



INDEX OF NAMES^ 



Adams, Ruth, 138. 

Aiken, Mr., 113. 

Albright, Jacob, 61. 

Alden, John and Priscilla, 96, 98. 

Alcock, Mr., 52. 

Allen, A. J., 73; Ann, 142; Caleb, 62; 

Louisa, 62; Submit, 61. 
Ames. Cora, 79; Paul K., 121. 
Anderson, Alfred, 93; Alfred E., 94; 

Alice Cecelia, 94; Christina, 132; 

Nancy, 83. 
Andrew, Rebecca, 55; Thomas, 55; 

Wm., 54. 
Andrews, Anna, 103 ; Mary Raymond 

Shipman, 128; Sarah Jane, 80. 
Ashley, Abigail, 133; Mary, 130. 
Atwood, Rev. Fred S., 105. 
Ayre, Nellie M., 82. 

B 

Backus, Rev. Axel, 113. 

Badger, Diantha, 69. 

Bailey, Elizabeth, 32b; Mary L., 95. 

Baker, Agnes, 70; Beatrice, 104; 

Elijah, 137; Ethel, 104; Dr. Everett 

M., 103; Graham H., 104; Harold 

J., 104; John C, 137; Kasson, 137; 

Lucinda, l.'!7; Lucy, 137; Marcia, 

137; Ralph A., 104. 
Bell, Francis L., 97. 
Bancroft, Elizabeth A., 115, 128, 132, 

133. 
Bancroft Genealogy, 128-133. 
Bancroft, Roger, 49. 
Banks, Gen., 72. 
Barber, Jeremy, 49. 
Barker, Anna, 132. 

Barnes, Carrie L., 105 ; Clarence, 103. 
Barringer, Horace, 86. 
Barross, Isaac, 137; Richard Rush, 137. 
Barry, Samuel, 68. 
Bartlett, Adonijah, 150; Russell W., 

!54. 
Bennett, Allan, 131; Claudia, 96; Judge 

Alanson, 131 ; Louise, 131 ; Morris 

A., 131; Thos. E., 131; Sylvia, 61. 
Bentley, Polly, 66. 
Bidleman. Cornelia E., 81. 
Bixby, 102, 109. 
Blackwell, 162. 
Blodgett, Thomas, 48. 
Boehmer, Emma, 105. 
Bostock, Capt., 44, 47. 
Bottum, David, 137; Emma L., 137; 

Lucv A., 74, 138; Marcia. 137, 138; 

Sarah L., 138; Susan M., 138. 
Boughton, 102. 
Bowers, 131. 
Boyd, Martha W., 7&. 
Bradish, Robert, 56. 
Bradley, Nettie M., 102. 
Bradstreet, Harriet J., 85. 
Branch, Frank, 85. 



Bridgman, Hannah, 129. 

Brown, Bridget, 156; Capt., 57. 
Elida A., 140. 
John B., 121. 
Joshua, 63; Robert, 140. 

Brownell, Eloise, 99: Ka_te, 81. 

Broughton, Lucy Wells, 72. 

Buck, John S., 137. 

Buckley, Sheldon & Co., 75. 

Buckminster, Col. Jos., 58. 

Bugbey, Doris M., 95; Rev. Willard 
S., 95. 

Bull', Frances, 132. 

Burgess, Ebenezer, 69; Emma, 136; 
Eunice, 69; Grace, 131; John W., 
121 ; Sarah Morehouse, 69. 

Burlingame, Harriet, 135. 

Burt, Harriet, 114; Sarah, 114; Wil- 
liam, 114. 

Burton, Fannie, 165 ; Judge, 165. 



Cady, Nellie E.. 87. 

Cage, Prudence, 7, 148. 

Calhoun, Eugenia, 32. 

Carpenter, Homer, 73 ; Ransom, 73 

Carter, Bertha, 85; Bertha M., 106 
Dr. James, 140; Elwin L., 85, 1C5 
Henry M., 85; Holland H., 106 
Leyton E., 106; Marian S., 106. 

Gary, 131. 

Cass, Gen., 79. 

Casson, Olive, 137. 

Chadwick, Liberty, 56; Sarah, 138. 

Champney, 8, 44, 46; Richard. 49. 

Chandler, Abijah, 154; Clarissa, 154. 

Chapin, Israel, 59, 60. 

Church, Mr., 61. 

Churchill, 87. 

Clabeaux, Louise, 107. 

Claghorn, Lucia M., 90. 

Clap, Capt. Jos., 60. 

Clark, Abigail, 63; Emily S., 74; Lottie 
L., 99; Margaret, 156, 

Clayton, Frederick C, 165; Wm., 69. 

Cleghorn, 63. 

Cleverly, Sophronia, 85. 

Clifif, Harriet, 135. 

Clinsworth, Mr., 43. 

Clubb, Mary J., 135. 

Coan, Heman, 69. 

Coe, Rev., 113. 

Colburn, Josephine L., 105. 

Cole, Elsia, 68; Jane, 141; Sands, 141; 
Mary, 55. 

Colton, 143. 

Colvin, 66. 

Conday, Josephine, 104. 

Converse, 71. 

Cook, Mary, 43. 

Cooke, 44, 47. 

Coolidge, Dr. Joseph, 55. 

Cornell, Peter, 56. 

Crippen, Lucy W., 141. 

Crittenden, Frank, 71 ; Laura A., 79. 

Cross, Mary, 135. 



"English pedigrees, pages 13 to 36, except descendants of Rev. Thomas Frost, 
pages 31 and 32, are not indexed. 

Bold face figures indicate principal paragraph. 

Figures enclosed in parentheses indicate generation. 



INDEX OF NAMES. 



Crozier, Wm. Armstrong, 52. 

Cunimings, Loraine, 143. 

Curtis, 136. 

Custis, Martha, 82. 

Cutcher, May Belle, 87. 

Cutler, 136; Capt. Jno., 55; Isaac, 57. 

D 

Daliba. Anna E., 132. 

Dana, 149, 150. 

Danforth, Clara E., 95; Gov., 56; 
Thomas, 52. 

Daniel, Reana, 54 ; Robert, 54. 

Davenport, Amy, 131. 

Davis, Charles Wright, 103; Edward 
Walker, 83; Ivah, 107; Mable Edna, 
103; Nellie May, 103; Sarah Ar- 
menia, 83; William Edward, 83, 103. 

Dawson, Sir William, 157. 

Day, Matthew, 49. 

Decker, John, 87. 

Dent, Anna M. A., 77.. 

Devoe, 99. 

Dewey, Georgiania, 133. 

Dibble, Cullen, 62, 73; Eugene, 74; 
Francis, 74; Henry, 7 i ; John, 73; 
Mary, 7i; Dr. Richard, 61. 

Dodge, Noah, 156; E^hoebe, 156. 

Dotterer, L. P., 32b. 

Doty, Blanche R., 109; Geo., 138. 

Downs, Elizabeth, 31; Richard, 31. 

Drummond, Prof. Henry, 121. 

Dunster, Rev. Henry, 49, 51. 

Dupre, Hannah, 129. 

Dwight, Theodore W., 121. 

E 

Eastman, 7i. 85. 
Eaton, Benonie, 52. 
Eccles, Richard, 48. 
Eddy, 98. 
Ellinwood, 96, 98, 
Elmore, Albert, 69. 
Ely, 89. 

Embry, Arthur F., 102. 
Endicott, Mr,, 49. 
Ewing, Laura C, 95. 



Fairbanks, Marshall A., 90, 

Fairchild, Katherine, 100. 

Fairfield, Samuel, 59. 

Fales, Edith M., 107; Lois Hicks, 107; 

Lucius, 107. 
Farrow, Tennie, 32a. 
Farwell, Henry, 141; Lydia, 141. 
Faxon, Reuben, 58, 68. 
Faye, Elizabeth Stowe, 139. 
Fellows, Col., 59. 
Findley, W. C. 101. 
Fish, 97. 

Flemming, Margaretta, 32. 
Flinn, Mary, 72. 
Folsom, S. H., 52. 

Foster, Frances Harriet, 80; Thos., 56. 
Fox, Mary, 155. 
Frace, Edna, 104. 
Frary, Dolores E.. 81. 
Freeman, Mrs. Emma C, 95 ; Neuman 

B., 86. 
French, Jacob. 52; Nathaniel, 152; 

Sergt. Wm., 152; William, 152. 



Frink, 62, 71. 

Frost, A. B., the artist, 42; .\bba, 88. 
Abigail (3), 55, 56. 
Albert, 99. 
Albert Ephraini, 54; Albert Gallatin, 

85. 
Alfred, 72, 87; .\lfred Gold. 88, 106. 

117. 
Alice C, 83 ; Alice .M., 89. 
Allenette, 75, 91. 
Allen, Hugh, 93. 
Allen Luce, 62, 72. 
Alonzo, 62, 7L 
Alonzo Paine, 67, 79. 
.•\nianda Jane, 68. 
Amariah, Kcv,, 10, 44, 53, 57, 58, 
Amariah (6), 61. 
Aniasa, 57 58. 

.■Xmasa (6), 58, 60. 61, 62, 72. 
Aniasa (7), 72. 
Amaziah, 60; .\melia, 75; .Vmelia J., 

84, 103. 
Amy, 60, 66. 
Amy Ann, 63, 71. 
Andrew J., 87, 106. 
Angeline, 61. 

Anna, 43; Anna (8),. 87 
.'Xnna Lesesne, i2, 32b. 
Anna Myers, 7i. 
Anne Branford, 32a. 
Ansel, 61. 71; Ansel, 70, «5 ; Ansel, 

J., 69, 
Anthony, 148. 
Arthur, 71. 
Augustus, 68. 
Azotus, 61, 70. 

Barbara Gold, 88, 123, 124. 

Barry L., 98. 

Bartholomew, 147, 

Benjamin. 54. 

Benjamin (3), 55, 56. 

Benjamin Franklin, 60, 63-66, 135. 

137. 
Benjamin Franklin (7), 72, 87; Bert, 

87. 
Bessie L., 95. 
Betsey, 60. 
Betsey (6), 61, 70. 
Betsey C, 69, 83. 
Bezaleel, 57, 58, 62. 
Burton Hunt, 165. 

Caleb Allen, 63, 74. 

Calvin Paine. 60, 68. 

Carl Grover. 93. 

Carlton Pennington, 54. 

Caroline 62; Caroline (7), 71, 77,. 

Caroline (8), 75, 90; Caroline Lydia, 

155. 
Caroline M., 97; Caroline N., 80. 
Caroline S., 62, 71. 
Caroline Sophia, 66 ; Carrie, 83. 
Cecil. 85: Cecil .\nnie, 109. 
Celestia, 61. 
Celestia (7). 69, 83. 
Charles, 62: Charles (8), 83. 
Charles Beriah, S3, 163-4. 
Charles C, 150, 151. 
Charles E,, 54 ; Chas. Fred'k Allen, 89. 
Charles H., Hon.. 53, 
Charles Hamilton, 53. 159, 161. 
Charles Henry, 67, 79. 
Charles Hubbard, 54 ; Charles Irving, 

86. 



VI. 



INDEX OF NAMES. 



Frost, Charles J., 71 ; Charles L., 82, 99. 

Charles Leonard, 79, 95 ; Charles 
McNaughton, 81, 98. 

Charles Noble, 80, 96. 

Charles S., 151. 

Charles Sumner, 54. 

Charlotte, S3; Chester, 58. 68; Ches- 
ter B., 97. 

Clara Fredricka, 89; Clara Jane, 80, 
97. 

Clara M., 100, 108; Clarence E., 106. 

Clarissa H., 53. 

Clarissa S., 66. 

Cleveland, 100. 

Cloys, 59, 62. 

Cloys, Miles, 74, 89; Clyde, 85, 88. 

Conway, Alonzo, 80, 96. 

Cornelia, 71. 

Cornelia (8), 71. 

Dan, 3, 75, 91, 111, 144. 
Dana, 150. 

Daniel (3), 55. 
Daniel (5), 53, 149, 151-2; Daniel 

(6), 151. 
Daniel Smith, 66, 75. 
David. (>1. 
David E., 87, 106. 
Deborah, 149. 
Delia Angeline, 83, 102. 
Dorothy, 101. 
Dorothy Dean, 88, 124. 
Dosia, 61. 
Dudley W., 97. 

Ebenezer (3), 53, 54, 56, 149. 

Ebenezer (4), 53, 54, 149, 150. 

Ebenezer (5), 54, 149. 

Ebenezer (6), 53, 152-5, 156, 157. 

Ebenezer Theodore, 165. 

Eber, 152. 

Edith, 100; Edith (9), 100. 

Edith M., 106. 

Edmund. 5-12, 40, 41, 43-56, 149, 159. 

Edmund (3), 55, 56. 

Edna Maud, 97. 

Edward, 31, 32. 

Edward, 62; Edward Allen, 71, 85. 

Edward Downs, 32a. 

Edward E., 97. 

Edward Inglis, 80, 97; Edward 

Justin, 81, 98. 
Edward L., 1, 3, 7,1, 77, 93, 111, 

143. 
Edward P., 68. 
Edward White, 60, 68. 
Edwin, 63. 
Edwin Allen. 72, 86. 
Edwin Rrant, 54. 
Edwin Collins, 54. 
Edwin Dorr, 53. 
Edwin Hunt, 53, 159, 162. 
Edwin Parker, 32a. 
Ettie, 85. 

Egbert Howard, 79. . 
Eleanor C, 73; Eleanor Julia, 89. 
Electa, 60. 

Electa Maria, 67 : Elfrida, 98. 
Elias 53; Elias Horry, 32; Elijah, 

54. 
Eliza Allen, 32; Eliza Wing, 80. 
Elizabeth 32, 32a, 43. 
Elizabeth (3), 56. 

Elizabeth (4), 57; Elizabeth (5), 152. 
Elizabeth (7), 63; Elizabeth (9) 96. 
Elizabeth Bancroft, 7i, 115, 122. 



Frost, Elizabeth Lowndes, 32c ; Eliza- 
beth M., 7i. 
Elizabeth S., 98. 
Ella E., 79; Ellen A., 96; Ellen 

Electa, 79, 96. 
Ellen Elizabeth, 80. 
Ellen Lamira, 90, 10'8; Ellen Lcgare, 

31, 32. 
Ellen Noble, 80; Ellen Parker, 32, 

32b. 
Ellen Phoebe, 80. 
Elmira Sophia, 69; Eli'ise Alniira, 

81. 
Elvira, 69, 154; Elva A., 86; 
Elwin A,, 102. 
Emily E.. 101. 
Emma L., 82, 101. 
Emma Louisa, 79. 
Ephraim (2), 50-52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 

57, 149. 
Ephraim (3), 56. 
Ephraim (5), 54. 
Ephraim (6), 54. 
Ephraim (7). 54. 
Ernest G., 101. 
Esther A., 106. 
Ethelanna, 43. 
Ettie May, 106. 
Eugene, 72. 
Eugene B., 67, 80; Eugene Buel, 80, 

97. 
Eugenia Calhoun, 32c. 
Evangeline, 101. 
Evelvn Miriam, 74, 89. 
Ezra" 72. 
Faith, 55. 
Fannie, 65. 
Fanny A., 90, 107. 
Fern Margaret, 92. 
Fidelia E., 68. 
Fidelia L, 69. 84. 
Floyd R., 97. 
Folger W., 98. 
Ford W., 106, 109. 
Frances Eliza, 67, 80. 
Francis E., 7i\ Francis Eugenia, 79. 
Francis Lejeau, 32a; Francis T., 53, 

163, 164. 
France? Willoughby, 53, 159, 162. 
Frank, 99. 

Frank L., 54: Frank W., 82. 
Franklin, 59, 60. 
Franklin M., 82, 101; Franklin M. 

(9), 90. 108. 
Franklin Merritt, 69. 
Fred H., 106; Fred R., 72, 86. 
Frederick D., 95. 
Frederick Eugene, 54. 
Frederick L., 89, 107; Frederick 

Smith, 79, 95. 
Frederick W.. 75. 
Galfriedo, 12. 

George, 43 : George A., Hon., 53. 
George Antis, 96; George Bartlett, 

165. 
George Canfield, SO, 96. 
George Edward 79. 95 ; George Ed- 
ward (9), 89. 
George Edward, Jr., 95. 
George Henrv, 3, 50, 53, 145, 149. 

156-161. 
George Smith, 67. 79. 
George Washburn, 54. 
George Washington, 72, 87. 
Gertrude E., 83. 



INDEX OF NAMES. 



VII. 



Frost, Gilmaii Dubois, 54. 
Gladys May, 91. 
Grace Harriet, 88, 117, 123. 
Hannah, 43. 
Hannah (3), 55, 56; Hannah (6), 

152. 
Hannah Maria, 62. 
Harold F., 54. 
Harriet, 32b. 

Harriet (6), 61, 7\ ; Harriet (7), 66. 
Harriet A., 62, 114; Harriet Eliza, 86. 
Harriet G., 102; Harriet Gold, 128. 
Harriet Louisa. 66, 75; Harriet 

Maria, 82. 
Harold O., 103. 
Harry N., 90. 
Harry Smith, 76, 92. 
Harvey Franklin, 66, 76. 
Harwood, 53, 159. 160, 161-2. 
Helen, 99; Helena H., 95; Helen E., 

108. 
Helen Elvira, 155; Helen Emily, 92. 
Helen G., 100. 
Helen Lucretia, 90 ; Henrietta, 32, 

32a. 
, Henry, 32, 32b; Henry, 54. 
Henry Clay, 71, 86; Henry B. S., 151. 
Henry Dwight, 69, 83. 
Henry Josiah, 79. 
Henry Kirk, 67 ; Henry Pinckney, 

32b, 32c. 
Henry Rutledge, 31, 32c. 
Henry Weston Folger, 80, 98. 
Henry Wm., 32a. 
Hepzibah, 56. 

Herbert, 85, 106; Herbert K., 106. 
Herbert Mills, 81. 
Hildegarde, 98. 
Homer Allen, 86 ; Homer William, 

91. 
Horace Clifford, 80. 
Horace E., 95. 
Horace Josiah, 67, 80. 
Howard GriswoUl, 74. 

Ida C, 79. 

Ida Harriet, 89. 

Inglis F., 98. 

Irving, 101. 

Isaac, 43. 

Isaac (3), 55. 

J. Arthur, 87. 

J. Fred, 54. 

Jabez, 55. 

James, of I'lymouth, 41, 42. 

James, 43. 

Tames (2), 51, 54, 55, 152. 

James (3), 56; James (5), 150. 

James Amasa, 69, 81. 

James C, 68. 

James Cleveland, 62, 72. 

Tames Edward, 89; Tames Edwin, 

155. 
James Henderson, 32b. 
James M., 99. 
James Madison, 74, 89, 90; lames 

Nathan, 90. 108. 
James Trussell, 154. 
Tames Wadsworth, 73, 88. 
lane R., 69; Tanet X., 96. 
Jared, 61; Tared A., 71: Tav, 88. 
Tean Kitcheil. 88, 107, 117; Jennie 

Josephine R., 90, 107. 
Jennie T^., 82 ; Jennie Maria, 74. 89. 
Jesse M., 92. 



Frost, Jesse Maynard, 88 ; Tcsse Verne, 

lOi. 
lewett, 61, 70. 
foel, 72; Joel Edwin, 86. 
John, 147, 148. 
lohn (2), 43, 51, 52, 55. 
lohn (3), 55, 56, 57. 
John (5), 58. 
John (6), 62. 
Tohn, Deacon of Sandgate, Vt., 59, 

113. 
John, Deacon of .Sanford, Me., 53. 
John, the historian, 42. 
lohn .Andrew, 66. 
John Edward, 3, 7i, 88, 111, 114, 

115, 116-120, 135. 
John Elias, 53. 

Tohn Franklin, 66; lohn Henry, 74. 
Tohn Jay, 101. 
John, Jr., 59. 
John Nicholson, 106. 
John, Rev., 113, 127, 128. 
John Sheldon, 63, 74, 91. 
Jonathan, 54. 

Jonathan (3), 55; Jonathan (5), 150. 
Jordan. 43. 

Joseph (2), 51, 52, 55. 
Joseph (3), 54, 55, 56. 
loseph (4), 54. 
loseph (5), 58, 61, ISO. 
Joseph (6), 54; loseph (7), 71, 85. 
Joseph .Allen, 61, 71. 
Josiah, 58, 60. 
Josiah B., 68, 81. 
Josiah, Tr., 60, 67. 
Julian B., 97. 

Kendall Phelps, 86. 

Keziah, 57. 

L. Caroline, 68. 

Laura Agnes, 165. 

Laurence, 99. 

Lawrence E., 95. 

Lewis Cass, 80 ; Lewis Clayton, 82, 

100. 
Lewis E., 88; Lewis L, 100. 
Lewis P., 69, 82; Lewis S., 103. 
I^ewis Tappan, 84. 103. 
Lillian A., 101. 
Lizzie K., 82, 99. 
Loine, 98. 

Lois, 57 ; Loraine Hulburd, 93. 
Lorcn W., 102. 
Lorenzo, 68. 

Lorenzo T., 69, 82; Lottie 87. 
Loring, 152. 
Lowell C, 54. 
Louisa, 7i, 115. 
Lucy .'\nn, 67. 

Lucy Burgess, 69; Lucy Emily, 91. 
Lucy May, ^7. 
Luther Harvey, 91. 
Mahew .Mien. '72. 
Mahlon -Smith, 67, 80. 
.,Major Charles, 42; .Margaret, 148. 
Margie, 106; Marianna, 32. 
Maroin N., 95: .Maitha L., 32b. 
Mary, 43. 
Mary (2). 52, 55. 
Mary (3), 56, 57. 
Mary (5), 58, 149. 
Mary (6), 60, 68. 

Mary (7), 62, 114; Mary (9), 99. 
Mary A., 72, 86; -Mary Adelia, 72, 

88; Mary Deas, 32b. 



vni. 



INDEX OF NAMES. 



Frost, Mary E., 87; Mary Elizabeth, 88, 

116; Mary Emily, 11, 93. 
Mary H., 69, 81 ; Maiy Jane, 73, 88. 
Mary Kennedy, 124. 
Mary Louisa, 71. 
Mary Louisa (8), 74, 89. 
Mary Lucretia, 66, 76. 
Mary Pauline, 93. 
Mary Plat, 79, 95. 
Matilda, 63. 
Mercy Ann, 66. 
Mildred W., 79. 
Miller, 55. 
Milton, 61. 
Minerva E., 100. 
Mordica, 43. 
Moses, 151. 
Myra Louise, 92. 
Nancy, 63. 
A'ancy Ann, 68, 81 ; Nancy Isabelle, 

87. 
Nancy Orelia, 72 ; Nancy .Saloma, 

72. 
Naomi, 61, 151. 
Nathan, 58. 

Nathan (6), 59, 63, 67. 
Nathan Richards, 63, 74, 91. 
Nathaniel, 55. 
Nehemiah, 58, 61, 64. 
Nellie C, 82, 101. 
Nellie M., 82. 
Nelson Amasa, 61, 69. 
Nelson Amasa (8), 82, 100; Nelson 

Amasa (9), 101. 
Nelson Jerome, 69, 82. 
Newman, W., 86. 
Newton Andrews. 80. 
Nicholas, of Kittery, Me., 41-42. 
Norman, 59, 60. 
Norman (7), 62, 73; Norman (9), 

100. 
Norman Clark, 74, 90. 
Obadiah, 43. 
Olive, 93. 
Onie, 85. 
Orcelia L., 71. 
Orlinda Minerva, 69. 
OrrSi, 87. 
Orrin, 70. 
Oscar, 72, 88. 
Pearl, 100, 108. 
Peter, 147. 
Phoebe, 62. 

I'inckney Lcsesne, .^2c. 
Ralph Jerome. 82, 102. 
Ransom Morehouse, 62, 74. 
Ransom Norman, li. 
Reana, 50. 
Rebecca, 55. 
Rebecca Juliette. 69. 
Reginald 'R., 98. 
Reuben W., 101. 
Rhoda, 43. 
Rhoda (5), 58, 
Rhoena, 59, 63, 67. 
Richard, 148. 
Richard M., 90, 107. 
Robert, Hon., 12. . 
Robert D., 98. 

Robert J., 107; Robert Murray, 32c. 
Robto, 147. 
Roxanna, 72, 87. 
Rufus, Hon., 53. 
Rufus P., 71 ; Rufus V., 101. 



Frost, Russell, 59, 62. 

Russell (8), 74, 89. 

Russell Edward, 88, 117. 

Russell, Jr., 89. 

Russell W., 95. 

Ruth, 150. 

Ruth E., 96. 

Ruth J., 101. 

Saloma, 62. 

Samuel, 40. 

Samuel (2), 51, 52, 54. 55. 

Samuel (3), 55, 56, 57. 

Samuel (4), 57. 

Sara Justine, 98. 

Sarah. 43. 

Sarah (2), 51. 55. 

Sarah (3), 56, 57. 

Sarah (7), 62, 63, 71, 73. 

Sarah Elizabeth, 107. 

Sarah F., 68. 

Sarah Cold, 114. 

Sarah M., 69, 83. 

Sarah Salome, 72. 

Seth, 60. 

Seth (2d), 60. 

Seth (7). 11, 87. 

Sherman, 62. 

Solomon, 43. 

Susanna, 55. 

Sophia, 51, 60, 67. 

.Sophronia, 61. 

Sophronia (7), 70, 85. 

Stanlev, 100. 

Stanley H., 95. 

Stephen, 55, 150. 

Stephen Allen, 66, 74. 

Stephen Amasa, 60, 66. 

Submit, 58, 68. 

Submit (6), 61. 

Sylvia, 61, 70. 

Talmon, 61. 69. 

Theodosia, 101. 

Thomas (2), 50-52, 55, 56-57. 

Thomas (3), 56, 57. 

Thomas (11). iZ, 32c. 

Thomas Bancroft, 88, 107. 117. 

Thomas Gold. Jr., 1, 3, 5, 45, 73, SS, 
111, 115, 120-124. 

Thomas Cold, Sr., 62, 114-116. 

Thomas Loundes, 32b, 32c. 

Thomas Newton, 32c. 

Thomas, Rev., 31, 32, 41, 43. 

Thomasine, 43, 54. 

Viola v., 106. 

Virginia Dare, 32c. 

Virginia M., 107. 

Wade Hampton, 32b. 

Wade L., 95; Walter, 12, 148. 

Walter A., 54. 

Walter Irving, 72, 86. 

Walteio, 147. 

Wells S., 151. 

Wesley, 100. 

Weston, 60, 67. 

Wilfred P.. 54; Willard Jerome, 82, 
101. 

William, of Fairfield, Conn., 41-42. 

William, of Plymouth, 41-42; Wil- 
liam (4), 152. 

William (6), 61, 69. 

William (7), 70, 85; William Alonzo, 
79, 95. 

Wm. Rranford, 32a; Wm. Brainerd, 
84; Wm. C, 100, 108. 



INDEX OF NAMES. 



IX. 



Frost, William Edwin. 74. 

William George, 3, 76, 91, 111, 142. 

William Goodell, 82, 99-100. 

William H., 53, 165. 

William Henry, 66, 77. 

William Henry Harrison, 73. 

William Jsewton, 69. 

William O., 69, 83. 

William Oscar, 88. 

Willie C, 82. 

Willis Arthur, 83, 102. 

Woodbury G,, 54. 
Frost & Wood to., 160, 161, 16.3. 
Frostenden, Gilbertus, 147. 
Fuller, Mercy. 69. 



Gale, Rev. Geo. W., 113. 

Gardner, Martha, 141. 
Nora B., 101. 

Gargett, Ford H., 106. 

Garrison, Eliza C, 85. 

Geagan, Isabelle B., 84. 

Geddings, 32, 32a, 32b. 

George, Charles C., 122. 

Gibbs, Matthew, 56. 

Gilbert, Chase, 68. 

Gillette, Sarah, 132. 

Goffe, 8, 44, 46. 

Goffe, Col. William, 44, 49. 

Gold Genealogy, 125-128. 

Gold, Harriet L., 114, 126; Hezekiah, 
Jr., 126; Hezekiah, Sr., 126; Nathan, 
Jr., 125; Natlian, .Sr., 125; Thomas 
R., Hon., 114, 127; Thos. R., Tr., 
128. 

Goodell, Clarissa, 82; Fred'k, 82; Ma- 
ria, 82. 

Goodnow, Ebenezer, 57. 
Phineas, 57. 

Goodridge, Mary, 56. 

Goodrich, 66. 

Benjamin, 70; Delos, 70; Dosia, 70: 
Dwight, 70; Henrietta, /S 

Gookin, Capt., 50, 52; Major, 56. 

Green, Mary, 86. 

Gregory, l-^lizabeth W., 104; John G., 
104; Sophia, 68. 

Griffin, John, 128. 

Grimke. Anne, 31. 

Griswold, 70, 74. 

Grout, Laura J., 86. 

Grover Family, 138. 

Grover, Cecelia, 77, 140; Emily, 76, 
140; Dr. L. C, 76, 1.^8, 139. 

Curling, Capt., 8, 45. 

H 

Haddon, Widow Catherine, 48. 

Hall, 136; Capt. Hiland, 143; Hannah 

P., 143; Philo, 61. 
Hamlet, Rebecca, 55. 
Hammond, Chas., 78; Clarissa, 78; 

Clark Hurd, 78, 94; Lillie May, 78, 

94; Rosabelle, 78, 94; Wm. Wallace, 

78. 
Hancock, Elizabeth .S., 97 ; Col. John, 

97; Hanna, 136. 
Harding, Mrs., 132. 
Harlakenden, Mr., 47; Roger, 8, 9. 
Harries, Mary L., 104. 
Harrington, 96. 



Hart, Mary Maria, 90. 

Harvard College, 48, 52. 

Harwood Family, 155. 

Harwood, Emily P., 164; George P.. 

164. 
Haskell, 32. 
Hastings, Mrs., 130. 
Hawkins, 137, 138. 
Hayden, 137. 
Hayne, 32, 32b, 32c. 
Hays, Daniel, 92; Emma, 92; Helen 

Pruner, 92. 
Healy, 58; Louisa, 71; Sophrona, 70. 
Hebblewhite, Julia, 86. 
Hemming, Marian Gertrude, 161. 
Henderson, Jennie, 95. 
Hesse, J. Otto, 91. 
Hill, Albert J., 84, 103. 

Albert J., Jr., 103. 

Cora A., 84, 103. 

Dosia, 70. 

Edith, 103; Elizabeth, 70. 

Ella, 76; 91. 

Frank, 76 ; Graham H., 84 ; Harriet, 
76, 91. 

Hazel, 103. 

Helen A., 84, 103. 

Hervey, 76. 
Hill, Mary Ann, 70. 

Milton, 6.>. 

Nehemiah, 70; Otto S., 70. 

Robert L., 70, 84, 

Robert L. (9), 10.^.; Rufus E., 70. 

Stephen W., 70. 
Hilt, Florence, 66. 
Hitchcock. Mrs. Ella, 132. 
Hoch, (;ov., 119. 
Holcomb, Miss, 130. 
Holden, Allen Safford and Frost, 122. 

123. 
Hollenbeck, Mabel, 106. 
Hollipter. Claudia, 109. 
Holmes, 83. 
Holton, 136. 

Hooker, Rev. Thos., 8, 12, 44. 47. 
Horry, Elias, 31; Harriet V., 31. 
Horton, Alice R., 87. 
Hotchkiss, 66. 
How, Elder Edward, 58; Rebecca, 57; 

Howard, 56; Mary, 142. 
Howe, 76, 77, 92, 93. 
Howell, Gertrude, 100. 
Hulburd Genealogy, 142. 
Hulbuid, Minnie E,, 93, 143. 
Hull, 73, 114. 
Hunt, 108, 159. 
Huntley, (irace, 132. 
Hurd, Albert. 66. 

Alma, 66 ; .\lnion, 78. 

Arthur, 66, 

.\my, 66. 

Amy .\nn, 67, 78: .Amy L., 78. 

Amy Sophia, 63, 66. 

Angeline .\,, 67. 

Benjamin Frost. 99, 

Caroline L,, 67. 

Charles F., 81 ; Charles Frost, Tr , 81 

Clayton, 79. 

Cloys, 63 : Cloys B„ 78. 

Cloys, Nathan, 78, 

Ed, 66; Edward Payson, 81. 

Edwin, 66. 

Elizabeth D. J., 99. 

Ella, 78, 94. 



INDEX OF NAMES. 



Hurd, Ellis, 66; Emma Tane. 81. 

Estelle M., 7S. 

Fannie S., 67. 

Florence, 66. 

Frances Caroline, 81. 

Frank Brownell, 81. 

Frank De F., 78; Frank H., 81. 

Franklin C. 67, 78. 

George, 66. 

Gertrude M., 99. 

Hannah, 78. 

Harlan Page, 81, 98. 

Harlan Page, Jr., 99. 

Harlan Page, 3d, 99. 

Harriet, 63. 

Harvey J., 78; Henry Martyn, 81. 

Horatio, 63. 

Ida, 66. 

fames Brainerd, 81. 

jay S., 81. 

Laura, 66. 

Lewis, 66; Levi Parsons, 81. 

Louisa, 63. 

Louisa Amelia, 67, 78. 

Louise M., 78, 81; Lulu E.. 78. 

Mabel W., 99; Marian W., 78. 

Marilla, 66. 

Marion, 66. 

Mary E., 99. 

Mary C, 81. 

Norman Richards, 67, 78. 

Rhoena, 63. 

Richards, 63, 67 : Russell, 63, 81. 

S. Wright, 81 ; Seymour A., 81. 

Sheldon, 63. Sophia, 78. 

Truman, 66; Willaid K., 99. 

William, 66. 
Huyler, 108. 

I 

Irvine, 68. 



Jacobs, George, Jr., 55. 

James, 54. 

Jenks, 68, 109. 

Johnson, Edward, 47; Evelyn M., 107; 

Hannah, 57; Hattie B., 81- J. R., 

83 ; Margaret Saunders, 32b, 32c ; 

Prof. Alex., 157; Phyllis S., 107; 

Ralph, 107; Walter F., 107. 
Jolls, Martha, 141. 
Jones, Philip, 51. 
Judson, Cornrlia E., 83. 

K 

Kellogg, 136. 

Kelly, Katherine, 102. 

Kempster, Daniel, 49. 

Kennedy, Joel, 122, 124; John, 124; 

Martha, 122; Mary Adele, 122, 124. 
Kent, 59, 66, 85, 

Ketcham, Major, 132; Mary, 132. 
Kidder, Ephraim, 56. 
Kilgore, Kathryn, 89. 
Kimball, Angelina, 105. 
King, Eunice, 70; Harriet, 61. 
Kinniard, Lord, 150. 
Kinsey, Elizabeth, 99. 
Kitchell, Alfred, 116; Margaret E., 

116. 
Kitchell Genealogy, 134. 
Knapp, Stephen B., 80. 
Knause, Mary C, 99. 



Knight, 99. 

Knowles, Elder William, 64. 

Koepka, 94. 



Lane, Charles L., 85. 

Langworthy, Agnes, 105. 

Lapham, Anson, 63. 

Laughlin, Eliza, 85. 

Law, William, 62. 

Lesesne, Mary Deas, 31. 

Lewis, 84, 98, 1.^0, 136-7. 

Lewis Genealogy, 133. 

Little, Mary, 135. 

Livermore, Abigail, 58. 

Livingstone, Flora M., 101. 

Lloyd, Maria B., 136. 

Lochren, Hon. Thomas, 122. 

Loomis, 83, 102. 

Lovejoy, 136. 

Lovell, Vincent S., 136. 

Lowndes, Thos. P., 32a. 

Lucas, 7_3. 

Luce, Nancy W., 62. 

Luther Geneajogy, 140. 

Luther, Nellie Aevada, 91, 141, 142. 

Lyman, Wm., 130. 

Lynas, Evelyn N., 162; Thos. R., 16?. 

Lyon, Lockwood, 137. 

M 

Machin, Emma, 82. 

Manning, William, 52. 

Mather, Cotton, 47"; Mary Ann, 131. 

McCulloch, Tena, 109. 

McFarland, Lavina K., 89. 

McKay, Donella, 32a. 

McKim, Clcorge F., 155. 

Marks, Lillie, 131. 

Marsh, Ella, 99. 

Martin, 136. 

Meighen, Laura O., 155. 

Meigs, Allen F., 90; Caroline F., 90; 

Edward K., 90; Edward K., Jr., 90; 

Grace E., 90, 108; Lucy K., 90; S. 

Elizabeth, 90. 
Miles, Rebecca, 150. 
Miller, Charles W., 103; Elizabeth, 55; 

Hannah, 55; M. E., 103; Willis E., 

103. 
Mills, Ellen C, 81; L J., 149; Philo, 

81; Sarah, 81. 
Mitchell, Tno., Rev., 49; Wm., Hon, 

123. 
Mix, Elihu, 102; Elmer E., 102. 
Moody, Donald G., 157. 
More, Golden, 52. 
Morehouse, Miriam, 62. ' 
Morse, Mr., 68; Wid. Sarah, 136. 
Mosely, Col.. 59. 
Mott, .\nn W., 97. 
Mullin, 107. 

Murray, Eliz. McG., 32b. 
Myers, Sarah. 63. 

N 

Nash, Dea. Elisha, 61; Elizabeth, 61; 

Rebecca, 60. 
Nethersliet, ( hristian, 148. 
Newell, .Arthur W., 103; Caryl H., 94; 

Edward J., 94 ; Eleanor Louise, 94 ; 

Myron S., 103; Robert H., 103. 
Newton, Eva A., 106. 



INDEX OF NAMES. 



XI. 



Nicholson, Lcola, 106. 

Nicman, Howard H., 123. 

Noble, Chas., 79; Eliza, 79; Ellen 

Electra, 79; Minerva, 71. 
Nowland, John H. B., 136. 
Norton, 44, 46. 



O'Connor, Tohn, 88. 
Olmstead, 136. 
Owens, Jean, 108. 



Paine, Electa, 60; Elijah, 60; Marv 

White, 60 ; Warren, 69. 
Papson, George, 131. 
Parish, 101. 
Parker, 31, 32, 14.^ 
Parsons, Jane, 66; Love, 142. 
Patten, Nathaniel, 56. 
Payne, E. F., 85. 
Pearsall, 70. 
Percy, Joscelyn, 148. 
Perkins, 70. 

Perkings, Estelle A., 106. 
Perry, Clara E., 102; Sheldon, 138. 
Phelps, Judith E., 72. 
Pierce, Dr., 66. 
Pierpont, Edward, 137. 
Pierson,.89, 107. 
Pixley, Mae M., 101. 
Pomeroy, 136. 
Porter, Col,, 59; Frances, 59; Widow 

Hannah. 139. 
Powell, Maria E., 164. 
Pratt, 88, 137. 
Preston, Susan, 32a. 
Price, Hannah, 43. 
Pringle, Rebecca, 32a. 
Putt, Anne, 138. 



Quimby, Mrs., 130. 



Randall, Polly, ISO. 

Raney, Louise, 99. 

Ravenel, Fannie, 32. 

Reardon, Nettie, 105. 

Rector, Alfred F., 53 ; Hon. John, 54. 

Reed, Harriet, 74; John, 132. 

Renouf, B., 71 : William, 72. 

Reynolds, Virginia, 131. 

Rice, Adelia, 70 ; Edmund, 57 ; Eliza- 
beth, 57 : Emerson, 70 ; John, 57 ; 
Martha, 70 ; Mary, 70 , Moses, 70 ; 
Sarah, 68. 

Rich, Everett F., 53. 

Richardson, Will, 85. 

Robbins. Daniel, 63. 

Robinson, 43. 94. 

Roca, Lvdia. 104. 

Roosevelt. Theodore. 118; -Mice, 160. 

Root, Brainard, 130. 

Rosebrugh. Tame.';, 138. 

Ross, Elizabeth, 134. 

Rountree, John C, 132; Katie, 132. 

Rowley. 69, 84. 

Ruggles, Mary. 126; Rev. Thos., 126. 

Ryan, Florence, 103. 



Sackett, Mr., 130. 

hage, Mary, 66. 

Sargent, Roxanna. 151; John, 151. 

Savage, 136. 

Scamon, Sarah, 139. 

Schott, Fred'k R., 99 ; Kathcrine R., 

99. 
Scott, Mima, 103. 
Scribner, Hon. Gilbeit H., 162; Sarah 

M., 162. 
Sculley, Minnie, 102. 
Sears, Col., 60. 

Sedgwick, Catherine. 126; Sarah, 126. 
Seward, Wm. H., 84. 
Shales, Edith G., 108; Harry, 108. 
Sharp, W. B., 102. 
Shaw, Floyd P., 91. 
Sheldon, Mary, 143. 
Shepard, Alvin F., 108; Alvin W., 107; 

Rebecca, 108; Thomas. 8-12, 43-44, 

45, 46, 48. 
Shepard's Memoirs, 45. 
Shonk, Asbury A., 79. 
Siddons, Robert, 73. 
Sill, Capt. Jos.. 56; Sarah, 126. 
Singletary, Sarah, 57. 
.'-Singleton, Mary, 143. 
Skidmore, Isaac, 66. 
Skinner, Edward. 49. 
Smalley, 70. 84, 85, 104. 105. 
Smith Family, 135, 136. 

Arthur, 66. 

Deacon, 139. 

Dolly Otis, 63. 

Emmons, 66. 

Fannie, 63. 

Fitch, 66. 

Fred Eugene, 97. 

George A.. 140. 

Hannah, 151. 

Plannah Morgan, 67. 

Ithamar, 67. 

Jane, 66. 

Keziah, 129. 

Lorna D., 97. 

Lucy, 67. 

Mary, 72. 

May J., 101. 

Mr., 132. 

Polycarpus, 63. 

Ralph, 132. 

Reba, 132. 

Thankful, 139. 

William, 131. 
Snow, .'\manda J., 105. 
Spaulding, Elizabeth, Mrs., 130; Jo- 
seph, 69. 
Spencer, Julia. 87 : Mabel, 88. 
Stanley, Zeviah, 130, ' ^3. 
Stanton, Emeline. 78. 
Starkweather, 92. 
Stewart, Chas. Sumner. 107, 117; 

Francis Frost. 107. 
Stiles, Capt., 59. 
Stilwell, Mrs. Sarah, 156. 
.Stimson, 125. 
StinsoB, Jeanette C 154. 
.'^toddard, Joan J.. 87. 
Stone, Gregory, 58. 

Marguerite, 92; Ruth, A., 92: 

Stephen Donald, 92. 

Stephen L., 92. 



Xll. 



INDEX OF NAMES. 



Stons, Rebecca Finney, 74. 
Stow, E. D., 82: Helen L., 82. 
Stowe, 62; Albert F., 62. 
Strong, Capt. Ebenezer, 60. 
Sumner, Mary A., 106. 



Taft, 32a. 

Taft, Secretary, 160, 162. 
Tappan, Susan Clark, 8.^. 
Taylor, Tohn W., 131 ; Mayor 

Roland, 130. 
Tenant, Amy, 59, 113. 
Tew, Ethyl May, 108. 



131 



Thomas, James, 
Thompson, 63. 
Thorpe, 92. 
Todd, Jessie Mae, 92 
Towar, Capt. Henry, 

140. 
Townsend Genealogy. 
Townsend, Anna E., 

91. 144; 
Trowbridge 
Trude, 84. 
Tupper, S. Y., 32a. 
Tuttle, 136. 



108; Josephine, 108. 



140; Martha E.. 



143. 

91, 144; 
Sallie Stratton, 91, 
Lydia, 150. 



Chas 

144. 



Vail, Anna. 43. 
Valance, Mary, 66. 
Valentine, Susan E., 94. 
Van Duzen, Augusta, 84. 
Vermelyea. Emily E., 100. 
Voorheis, Nelly, 79. 



32b. 



, 97. 

134. 
Cotton, 130; 



55. 



w 

Wagner, Kate, 88. 
Walker, Abe, 69. 

John, 56; Richard T., 12, 

Sabra Jane, 32, 32b. 
Wardlaw, Lucia, 32. 
Wareham, Rev. John, 143. 
Walters, 136. 
Weatherhead, Ida, 132. 
Webb, Harvey, 61. 
Weiss, Wm. D., M. D 
Whalley. Col., 49. 
Whitfield, Rev. Henry, 
White, Daniel, 60; Dr 

Mr., 102; Warren, 71 
Whittemore, Sarah, 55. 
Wieland, Chas., 131. 
Wigglesworth, Michael, 49; Prof., 
Wilber, Clark, 62. 
Wilcox, Wm., 49. 
Willets, Katherine, 89; Win. R., 
Williams, Alice, 32; Daniel B., 

Hannah, 129; Louise, 81. 
Willis, 63. 

Wilson, Hon. Thos., 
Wimple, Eleanor, IZ. 
Winburn, Emma Cr., 
Winch, Samuel, 57. 
Wing, Mary, 85. 
Winslow, Kenelm, 141. 
Winthrop, Gov., 7, 44, 47, 48. 
Winthroppe, Sarah, 7, 148. 
Witcher, Robert, 135. 
Witherspoon, John, 32a. 
Wood, Adelia, 84; Alexander, 163. 
Woodford, Mrs. E. E., 94. 
Wright, Margaret, 129; Nicholas, 42 

Rebecca, 42; Ruth, 150, 151. 



89. 



131 ; Louise, 131. 
104. 



^ 



iP 



^ 

^ 




r 



k // 



i^ U' 



</ 



r-" 



.( 

J 



\^ •■ ,v^ 














A 



*>* 










y||^-" *^"*<^ 



i ' • 






•^0^ v«i^' ^v" :'\^ 













^- 



o 



,svi -\ ,,_..: ,?l, -fe^* 



A 



■>fc' 



r^.^^ 
















^o 



^^ 






5 '=i^^ 












"^ '^.^ ^^'i^'' .v^^ 






,0 



V-., 



.♦ 



"'^' V V ..■■'\:jL''r o^ .0' >«*' 









>- . ^'*^ 



"^' * fv"? 












v^^ 



.0' 



?■ 



V 









o 
^ 



^;^ 






■t 



vv 



:i....- 












^ « * o 



V 



.v-^. 



L^ .1 



o 






' ' ' \* 

V" ^ • • * 






^^i^- 






\^ 



^^rS. 






\<\ 



W)o 



i, _,i.-^U.. " . .p 






^ _;''^'^ "' >. ^ 



.0 



,^ 



0" 



^ '."^^ii^:*^ .K^ cv '>^i^^.^ 



.0 -7 



'^^ **-!^,'.^- ^^'- s^^ --^r^v' ,oO 





C> 'o . » * A 






-^o 









f^m 










vj-^ /^5^.< 










• <«^ 



•\.** ; 



,»' 









. « " ■' . ^^• 






1,0 V". '^ 



.0^ O 'o , , * A, 



^ 



^ **'xw//\ 



* .^^ 






t^O^ 









x^^,. 






^^ 



.-s- 



^s5 

•^4. 






fV :^^' '^ '^: '^'S^ ;^. 



^^, 






o V 



'^o 



.0^ 



^^^c,^^ 



'•^.v, 



>) 



:- # 



^ 



• a"^ 



,o•*^.....\••• 



1 • o, -^ 






•^ 



^V';m?_j.v' •>. 






>•_ 












.0" c'^JJ!' o 






y A ' 



% 



M. u.^'i: 









^o-n.^ 



4 o 



t « o. -^ 



^^^ 






■- X.^^ :f^^ 



-6 



.0' 



I ' * 






A 






% 



^ 
^.T- 









.^^ "^^ \^^%^ 



S^^ 












'^o. 










DOBBS BROS. 

LIBRARY aiNOINO 



lAR SI' -''-^ 

ST. AUGUSTINE 

^^#32084 



'^ 







r/^ 




• . 1 •